Friday, October 29, 2010

Giveaway: A Discovery of Witches

Here's a fun Halloween giveaway for you.

I have a set of buttons from the upcoming book A Discovery of Witches

by Deborah Harkness.

The winner will also receive a copy of the book once it is available the beginning of 2011.

Here's the book desription:

A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together. Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell.

Debut novelist Deborah Harkness has crafted a mesmerizing and addictive read, equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense. Diana is a bold heroine who meets her equal in vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and gradually warms up to him as their alliance deepens into an intimacy that violates age-old taboos. This smart, sophisticated story harks back to the novels of Anne Rice, but it is as contemporary and sensual as the Twilight series-with an extra serving of historical realism.

Want to win it along with the buttons pictured above?

Leave a comment on this post telling me which you prefer: humans, vampires, witches, or demons?

This contest open to US and Canada Residents

Winner TBA Next Wednesday Nov 3


J. L. Jackson said...

I prefer Vampires, always have. Sounds like an interesting book, can't wait till it's out.

Linda Henderson said...

I've been hearing a lot about this book, I can't wait to read it. I like vampires but I've always enjoyed reading stories with witches.

seriousreader at live dot com

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

I prefer vampires...with witches coming in a close second. This book sounds really good and the buttons are cool! Thanks for the chance!


Abhishek Duggal said...


Thanks for the opportunity!

forsurveysonly at gmail dot com

GREYZ said...

Definitely vampires! :) Always will and always will be.


Angela (Library Girl Reads) said...

My current favorite is witches.

angela.donner @

Kristen said...

Ohh thats a no brainer Vampires!! I love vampires!! this sounds like a good book I cant wait to check it out!

My Bloody Fairy Tale

Kristen said...

oops forgot my email lol

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tina werner said...

love me some vampire!!

thanks for the chance to win!

stampitchick at yahoo dot ca

Bethie said...

I definately prefer vampires. There is just something so sexy about them.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Margay said...

I may be human, but I have a soft spot for witches...and daemons.


Bethany C. said...

Well, if you're going to make me choose...witches.


DforDarla's Definite Reads said...

I prefer vampires, but demons are a close second. Sounds like an interesting book.


Anonymous said...

I still prefer vampires.

carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

Carrie said...

I prefer Witches. I have always loved reading about them.

LSUReader said...

Have to admit I'm partial to humans. (Most of my favorite people are humans!) Of the others, I prefer vampires, then witches. Thanks for a great giveaway. (Email in profile.)

Estella said...

I prefer vampires!

booklover0226 said...

If you had asked me the same question a couple of years ago, I would have said vampires. Now, I'm a demon fixation.

If you ask me next week, I'm sure I'll have another answer!

Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Andrea I said...

I prefer vampires , much nicer than a lot of humans.

Sandy Jay said...

I prefer vampires. Thanks for the giveaway.

forwhlz at gmail dot com

mbreakfield said...

I guess, that I prefer vampires, but I really like some of Kresley Cole's demons.

Becky said...

My favorite genre as of late is paranormal romance books. My latest read being "Stronger Than Sin" by Caridad PiƱeiro. The paranormal elements in this book are different, but very exciting. Oh, and if I had to choose between reading a book about witches or a book about vampires, I would probably pick vampires.

Sherry said...

I like vampires. This sounds like a very good book.

Witchy Woman said...

I'm looking forward to this novel. Which button do I prefer? The witch one...naturally!

dor said...

Witch, hands down. Hee hee, going to stir up some brew for the trick or treaters now.

dorcontest at gmail dot com

Stephmartin71 said...

First and foremost, I'm A Vamp Chick Groupy. With that said, I am also a fan of any & all Paranormal or UF books that Goes Bump In the Night. Witches would be my second choice but I enjoy every creature be it from Angels to Demons and everything else in between ;D Happy Halloween..

JenM said...

Well, since you didn't include werewolves, I guess I'll say witches.


heatwave16 said...

I'm a vamp girl. Just can't get enough of them.


van_pham said...

Vampires! This book swesome, can't wait till it comes out!


Lillie (AliseOnLife) said...

Just recently, I've become a total demon groupie! Your post has piqued my interest in a new-to-me book and author. Thanks!

PolarisGreen at gmail dot com