I have an ARC (plain white cover, might have a few typos, 448 pages, small type) of my upcoming release, Demon Night (February 5) to give away. There is a catch, however: because this is an advance reading copy, I want to use it in the way itâ€™s intended to be used:
If you win, please post a review on a) Amazon, BN.com, Powellâ€™s and/or any online bookstore of your choice, or b) write up a review on your blog, or c) if you donâ€™t have a blog, I can arrange for you to have it posted either here (even if you hate it) or at another blog in the romance circuit.
Please donâ€™t feel obligated to post a positive review if you donâ€™t like the book.
If you’re new to the Guardian universe, this is a good place to hop on; Demon Angel and Demon Moon finished the introductory arc, and Demon Night starts the new arc.
Hereâ€™s the back cover copy, and an excerpt is here:
Explore the seductive corners of the dark, as a forbidden attraction tempts danger under the canopy of the Demon Night…
Charlie Newcomb worked hard to get her life back together. But all that is shaken when sheâ€™s set upon by three vampires desperate to transform her beauty into something evil. Because Charlie is the vital link to something they want â€” and need. Itâ€™s Charlieâ€™s flesh and blood sister, a medical scientist whose knowledge could be invaluable to the predators.
But to get to her, they must first get to Charlie, now under the intimate protection of Ethan McCabe. As her Guardian, Ethan is attracted to her vulnerabilities â€” as well as her strengths. The closer he gets, the more protecting her becomes not just his duty, but his desire. But will it be enough to save Charlie when the demon night falls?
So, what do you have to do? Let’s share some book recommendations. What’s the last good/great book you read in any genre? Me, it was The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, which is a collection of short stories based on the author’s experiences in Vietnam. I’d read the “The Things They Carried” short story before, and it’s frankly one of the single best stories I’ve ever read, but I hadn’t read all of them … and they’re simply amazing. Highly, highly recommended.
On the romance end, I read the An Enchanted Season anthology with Maggie Shayne, Erin McCarthy, Nalini Singh(!) and Jean Johnson, and enjoyed every story (which isn’t easy for an anthology — this one is really great.)
(Heh. You can tell I’m busy writing; I can only fit in short stories and novellas lately, and that’s usually when I’m in the car waiting for my husband or daughter.)
So, to make this all official: In the comments of this post, tell us what the last good book you read was (and if you have an extra second, tell us a little about the book — especially if it’s a book outside the romance genre, or a book that isn’t on the bestseller list and not many people may have heard of.) I’ll keep the contest open for the rest of November, and randomly select a winner on Dec 1st.
So, that’s it.
(And if you want two chances to win — write a second comment and tell us what Nov/Dec book you’re looking forward to! For me, it’s Creation in Death. Gah! I can’t wait to get my hands on that baby!)