October 25, 2010

SCAREFEST Giveaway: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness



When historian Diana Bishop opens a bewitched alchemical manuscript in Oxford’s Bodleian Library it represents an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordinary life. Though descended from a long line of witches, she is determined to remain untouched by her family’s legacy. She banishes the manuscript to the stacks, but Diana finds it impossible to hold the world of magic at bay any longer.

For witches are not the only otherworldly creatures living alongside humans. There are also creative, destructive daemons and long-lived vampires who become interested in the witch’s discovery. They believe that the manuscript contains important clues about the past and the future, and want to know how Diana Bishop has been able to get her hands on the elusive volume.

Chief among the creatures who gather around Diana is vampire Matthew Clairmont, a geneticist with a passion for Darwin. Together, Diana and Matthew embark on a journey to understand the manuscript’s secrets. But the relationship that develops between the ages-old vampire and the spellbound witch threatens to unravel the fragile peace that has long existed between creatures and humans—and will certainly transform Diana’s world as well.
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One of my readers will win a set of buttons (“I’M A WITCH,” “I’M A VAMPIRE,” “I’M A DAEMON”) and copy of this book - book will be mailed at the beginning of next year 2011
Open to residents of the US and Canada
The prize(s) will be mailed out by the publisher

MANDATORY ENTRY:

You MUST leave a comment telling me what supernatural being you would like to be if given the choice

EXTRA ENTRIES:

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+2 if you enter another one of my giveaways (+2 for each)

+50 for adding the Scarefest button on your blog (you must leave the link)


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Giveaway ends: Nov. 7, 2010

Winners will be notified via email.  The winners will have 48 hours to send me their mailing info or another winner will be chosen.

Official Rules - *No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. *Entry instructions, additional eligibility requirements, prize information listed on individual giveaway posts. By submitting an entry, entrants agree to these rules and agree that they are eligible to enter.  The sponsor is responsible for sending the giveaway items.


Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for free.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine.  If you make a purchase using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.




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34 comments:

  1. I would like to be a shapeshifter, but not limited to one animal.
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    debbie
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  2. I'd want to be a Puca (Phooka)...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

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  3. GFC follower...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

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  8. Entered Z by Michael Thomas Ford...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

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  9. I would like to be a Vampire.
    George Ferris
    k1n2@sweeps.ws

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  10. sounds like a scary fireside read

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  11. I would like to be a witch.
    I follow its my life +5
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    Follow Mama Knows +5
    entered Angel fire +2

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  12. I would love to be witch. A good witch-lol.
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  13. I would want to be a witch, but a Harry Potter-style witch. ;-)

    +10 I'm following Deborah on twitter (@afewmorepages)

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  14. This book sounds great, thanks for the chance to win it!
    If I had the choice, I think I'd like to be a witch. It'd be way easier to blend into everyday society than it would be if you were a vampire, or werewolf. And who doesn't love magic? :D

    *I'm a GFC follower of this blog (.Ambur.) +5
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    So, that makes my total: 149 +1(intial entry, I think??)

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    ♪♫ Ambur
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  15. Mary D (M.A.D.)
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    I would definitely be a vampire (the good looking kind, of course lol)

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    Total 133 ???

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  16. +5 for following this blog

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  17. Enter me thanks.

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  18. I would love to be a necromancer. I always love how they are portrayed in books, when they are the main character at least.
    +10 I follow her on Twitter as sablelexi
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    +2 entered Death Notice
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    +2 entered The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch
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  19. Witch, and probably not a nice witch.

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  20. I think I'd like to be a witch. I've always been fascinated by magic.

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

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  21. a succubus;-)

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  22. I would like to be a fairy and live in herb gardens and play under mushrooms.

    cyclona66(At) aol dot com

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  23. I subscribed to Deborah's feed through google reader +20

    cyclona66(At) aol dot com

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  24. I am a blog subscriber(ginger) +5

    cyclona66(At) aol dot com

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  25. Tough choice for me-either a good witch or a fairy I think would suit me well.

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  26. A vampire.
    George Ferris
    k1n2@sweeps.ws

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  27. Make me a vampire!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  28. I think being a shapeshifter could be useful, especially if I could be different animals - birds, cats, mice...fun.

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  29. I'd definitely love to be a witch!
    Lovefool827 (at) yahoo (dotcom)

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  30. Gargoyle. They seem to be able to hang out at all the cool buildings and fly so how much fun would that be?

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  31. I would like to be a successful wizard. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  32. Michelle Tucker 71 entries
    michelle (at) harrisbb (dotcom)
    iiiyadirf on twitter and fb
    I've been a follower of all these for a while.

    I'd be fae. I'm a nature kinda gal.

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