Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spring 2013 Giveaway!

Yay!... As of 7:02 this morning, it is officially spring! Which means it's time for our annual spring cleaning! Lucinda and I have once again bravely faced up to the piles of Advance Reading Copies (ARCs)  invading our offices and homes, and we've ruthlessly decided to part with the bulk of them. The good news for you? We've got 25 ARCs up for grabs, just waiting for you to claim them!

Rules of entry are at the end of the post. Please note that all prizes must be picked up at a BCPL location. Contest ends at 12:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.

Here are the titles we have up for grabs!

The Wednesday Daughters by Meg Waite Clayton (July 2013)
Companion Novel to The Wednesday Sisters
In the tradition of Kristin Hannah and Karen Joy Folwer, Meg Waite Clayton,
bestselling author of The Wednesday Sisters, returns with an enthralling new
novel of mothers, daughters, and the secrets and dreams passed down through
generations. –Excerpt from Publisher Overview

Five Star Billionaire by Tash Aw (July 2013)
Phoebe is a factory girl who has come to Shanghai with the promise of a job—but when she arrives she discovers that the job doesn’t exist. Gary is a country boy turned pop star who is spinning out of control. Justin is in Shanghai to expand his family’s real estate empire, only to find that he might not be up to the task. He has long harbored a crush on Yinghui, a poetry-loving, left-wing activist who has reinvented herself as a successful Shanghai businesswoman. Yinghui is about to make a deal with the shadowy Walter Chao, the five star billionaire of the novel, who with his secrets and his schemes has a hand in the lives of each of the characters. All bring their dreams and hopes to Shanghai, the shining symbol of the New China, which, like the novel’s characters, is constantly in flux and which plays its own fateful role in the lives of its inhabitants. –From Publisher Overview

Second Suns by David Oliver Relin (June 2013)
"Two Doctors and Their Amazing Quest to Restore Sight and Save Lives," from the author of Three Cups of Tea.

Transatlantic by Colum McCann (June 2013)
Three iconic transatlantic flights—Newfoundland, 1919; Dublin, 1845 and '46; and New York, 1998—are interconnected in this latest from the National Book Award–winning author of Let the Great World Spin.

The Blood of Heaven by Kent Wascom (June 2013)
The Blood of Heaven is the story of Angel Woolsack, a preacher’s son, who flees the hardscrabble life of his itinerant father, falls in with a charismatic highwayman, then settles with his adopted brothers on the rough frontier of West Florida, where American settlers are carving their place out of lands held by the Spaniards and the French. The novel moves from the bordellos of Natchez, where Angel meets his love Red Kate to the Mississippi River plantations, where the brutal system of slave labor is creating fantastic wealth along with terrible suffering, and finally to the back rooms of New Orleans among schemers, dreamers, and would-be revolutionaries plotting to break away from the young United States and create a new country under the leadership of the renegade founding father Aaron Burr.
The Blood of Heaven is a remarkable portrait of a young man seizing his place in a violent new world, a moving love story, and a vivid tale of ambition and political machinations that brilliantly captures the energy and wildness of a young America where anything was possible. It is a startling debut. –Publisher's Overview

Crime and Privilege by Walter Walker (June 2013)
In the tradition of Scott Turow, William Landay, and Nelson DeMille, Crime of Privilege is a stunning thriller about power, corruption, and the law in America—and the dangerous ways they come together. –Excerpt from Publisher Overview

Fox Forever by Mary E. Peterson (March 2013)
Jenna Fox Chronicles #3
Before he can start a life with Jenna, seventeen-year-old Locke, who was brought back to life in a newly bioengineered body after an accident destroyed his body 260 years ago, must do a favor for the resistance movement opposing the nightmarish medical technology.

Criminal Enterprise by Owen Laukkanen (March 2013)
Kirk Stevens and Carla Windermere novels #2
When a secretly unemployed man begins robbing banks in a desperate struggle to hold onto his once-successful life, FBI Special Agent Carla Windermere and Minnesota state investigator Kirk Stevens approach the case from respective angles and reconnect when the robber develops a taste for violence.  –NoveList

The Still Point of the Turning World by Emily Rapp (March 2013)
Relates how the author's hopes for her infant son were shattered when he was diagnosed with a fatal degenerative disorder at nine months, and describes how she coped with her grief by studying great works of art, literature, philosophy, and theology.  –NoveList

A Thousand Pardons by Jonathan Dee (March 2013)
Forced back into the working world after her corporate lawyer husband's spectacular downfall, Helen discovers a talent for public relations and is tempted away from her dysfunctional family by her childhood crush, now a movie star who needs her professional assistance. –NoveList

A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff (February 2013)
"Destiny leads 11-year-old Cady to a peanut butter factory, a family of children searching for their own Talents, and a Talent Thief who will alter her life forever. –Provided by publisher. Includes cake recipes

The Ambassador's Daughter by Pam Jenoff (February 2013)
Margot Rosenthal is brought by her father, a diplomat, to a peace conference in Paris where she meets Georg, who gives her a job and a reason to question everything she thought she knew about where her true loyalties should lie.  –NoveList

Saturday Night Widows by Becky Aikman (January 2013)
Describes the author's experiences as a young widow and the pivotal relationships she forged with five other widows, recounting the stories of their losses and bravery as exchanged throughout a year of monthly Saturday night meetings, during which the author met and fell in love with her current husband. –Novelist

Everything Was Good-Bye by Gurjinder Bastan (January 2013)
The story of an Indo-Canadian woman as she struggles to compromise the demands of her tradition and culture and her wish for a Canadian lifestyle. –NoveList
*Two Copies Available!*

The Intercept by Dick Wolf (January 2013)
Jeremy Fisk #1An adrenaline-fueled thriller debut in the tradition of Three Days of the Condor from the famed creator of TV's Law & Order, featuring NYPD Special Agent Jeremy Fisk, who is New York City's last hope against an ingenious, multi-pronged terrorist attack. –From the Publisher

Accelerated by Bronwen Hruska (2012)
Single dad Sean Benning begins to question the ethics and motives behind the administration at his son's accelerated school for the gifted and talented when he is pressured to put his son on medication for ADD. –NoveList

The Dog Lived (and So Will I) by Teresa J. Rhyne (2012)
Recounts the author's journey nursing her adopted beagle Seamus through his cancer treatment as she learned to deal with medical situations, unknowingly preparing herself for her own later triple-negative breast cancer diagnosis. –NoveList

The Pleasures of Men by Kate Williams (2012) 
When a murderer strikes the city, ripping open the chests of young girls and stuffing hair into their mouths to resemble a beak, the press christen him the Man of Crows. Catherine becomes obsessed with the grim crimes, and as she devours the news, she discovers she can channel the voices of the dead, and comes to believe she will eventually channel the
Man of Crows himself. –NoveList

Other Waters by Eleni N. Gage (2012)
Her happy life in New York shattered by a property dispute in India that culminates in her father's claim that a curse has been placed on them, Maya rejects family superstitions until a series of misfortunes prompts her to visit relatives in India to break the curse.  –NoveList

The Stranger You Seek by Amanda Kyle Williams (2011)
Offered a second chance by the Atlanta Police Department to catch a serial killer who has eluded them for years, former FBI profiler and alcoholic Keye Street begins a deadly cat-and-mouse chase with an adversary who has taken a personal interest in her. –NoveList

Wildefire by Karsten Knight (2011)
Wildefire Series #1

After a killing for which she feels responsible, sixteen-year-old Ashline Wilde moves cross-country to a remote California boarding school, where she learns that she and others have special gifts that can help them save the world, but evil forces are at work to stop them. –NoveList

Becoming Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey (2011)
Marie Antoinette Triligy #1
Imagines the early life of the doomed eighteenth-century queen, who at a young age learns from her mother, the ambitious Empress of Austria, that she must leave her coddled life in the Austrian court to marry the dauphin of France. –Novelist

The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy (2011)
As World War II draws closer and closer to Guernsey, Vivienne de la Mare knows that there will be sacrifices to be made. Not just for herself, but for her two young daughters and for her mother-in-law, for whom she cares while her husband is away fighting. What she does not expect is that she will fall in love with one of the enigmatic German soldiers who take up residence in the house next door to her home. As their relationship intensifies, so do the pressures on Vivienne. Food and resources grow scant, and the restrictions placed upon the residents of the island grow with each passing week. Though Vivienne knows the perils of her love affair with Gunther, she believes that she can keep their relationship- and her family- safe. But when she becomes aware of the full brutality of the Occupation, she must decide if she is willing to risk her personal happiness for the life of a stranger--From book cover.

Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant (2009)
Condemned by sixteenth-century demands for lucrative dowries in order to marry, young Serafina is ripped from an illicit love affair and confined in an Italian convent, a situation against which she passionately rebels and reminds the convent's doctor of her own unhappy early years. –NoveList


 
Rules of Entry

1. To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below. To be eligible for the drawing, you are required to log in to the widget with your e-mail address or Facebook account AND leave a comment at the bottom of this post stating which ARCs you would like to receive. (Choose up to ten. You are not guaranteed to win your top choices, but we do our best). Click "+1 Do It!" and "Enter" on the widget only after you have posted your comment below. After completing the first task, you can also earn bonus entries by following the directions in the widget.


2.  All ARCs must be picked up at a Bullitt County Public Library location. Winners will be notified via e-mail and will be posted on this blog. Contest ends at 12:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.


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22 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would love to win a book in this giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I would like to win any of the following books: Wildfire, The Pleasures of Men, Saturday Night Widows, The Ambassador's Daughter, A Tangle of Knots, Fox Forever, or The Blood of Heaven. Thanks! I hope I win! -WR

Anonymous said...

Dawn Burke

I would like to win the following:
Saturday night widows
The dog lived
Intercept
A tangle of knots
The Ambassadors daughter.

Thank you

Bethany said...

Here's to hoping I win!! I love Bullitt Co PL!!! Appreciate all you guys do.

My top 10:
The Pleasures of Men
Five Star Billionaire
The Intercept
Everything was Goodbye
The Ambassador’s Daughters
Blood of Heaven
The other waters
Becoming Marie Antoinette
The Soldier’s Wife
Sacred Hearts


Thanks!!

Robin Cobble said...

I would love to win;
The Intercept
The Dog Lived
Wildfire
Becoming Marie Antoinette
The Soldier's Wife

This would really make my day!! Good luck everyone (:

Anonymous said...

My top Picks are:

Wednesday daughters
A Thousand Pardons
The Pleasures of Men
Other Waters
Fox Forever

Anonymous said...

My top picks are:

Wednesday Daughters
A Thousand Pardons
The Pleasures of Men
Other Waters
Fox Forever

Jada Redmon

Anonymous said...

I would appreciate winning, reading the books and then passing them on to someone else that enjoys reading.

My picks are:
The Pleasures of Men
Sacred Hearts
Other Waters
The Dog Lived
Saturday Night Widows
Fox Forever
Wednesday Daughters
A Thousand Pardons
A Tangle of Knots
Everything was Goodby

Marissa L. Sanders said...

I would love to win...
1. Fox Forever
2. Wildefire
Thanks. (:

Christin said...

I would love these:
The Wednesday Daughters
Everything was Goodbye
Sacred Hearts
Second Suns
Becoming Marie Antoinette
The Soldier's Wife
The Still Point of the Turning World
Saturday Night Widows
The Ambassador's Daughter
The Stranger You Seek

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I would like to read The Wednesday
Daughters and get Sacreds Hearts for my friend, that does'nt have the internet. Thank you so much for the opportunity.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win any of these books, The Blood of Heaven, The Wednesday Daughters, or The Stranger You Seek.

Anonymous said...

Would love to win any book listed! I love reading period and finding new authors is exciting.


Penny McCracken
I dont have a google account

Nikole Seay said...

My name is Nikole Seay and I would love to win:
-Wildefire
-Becoming Marie Antoinette
-The Dog lived (and so will I)
-The pleasure of men
-Fox Forever
-The still point of the turning world
-The Blood of heaven
-A thousand pardons
-Crime of Privelege
If I do win I can be contacted at nikole.seay@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Fox forever

Kari said...

I would like a chance to win:
Second Suns
Wildefire
The Soldier's Wife

Thanks! Happy spring!

Jessica Cooper said...

I hope I win! :)

Wildefire by Karsten Knight
Fox Forever by Mary E. Peterson
Thousand Pardons by Jonathan Dee
A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff
The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy
Accelerated by Bronwen Hruska

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win:

The Wednesday Daughters
Second Suns
A tangle of knots

Anonymous said...

I would love to win:

The Wednesday Daughters
Second Suns
A tangle of knots

lisa huff

Michelle Tidwell said...

Any book from this giveaway is perfectly fine with me :D

krissy gray said...

I would love to win one of these books... My top 10 picks are:

The Wednesday Daughters
Five Star Billionaire
A Tangle of Knots
The Pleasures of Men
The Soldier's Wife
Sacred Hearts
Accelerated
Wildefire
The Stranger You Seek
The Dog Lived (and So Will I)

Elizabeth P said...

I would choose:
The Wednesday Daughters
Second Suns
A Tangle of Knots
Becoming Marie Antionette
Thanks!

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