I have got a truly fangtastic treat for you Dear Readers! A book giveaway! Woo! Book giveaways are always wonderful, but this one is particularly great because we’re giving away one copy of Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness. The brilliant Harkness captured countless readers and dominated the bestseller list with A Discovery of Witches, the first book in the All Souls Trilogy, and she is back with the second book (coming out July 10). I am thrilled about Shadow of Night, I absolutely loved the rich tale in A Discovery of Witches. Now one of you lucky folks will get a free copy of the second book in the All Souls Trilogy! See book and giveaway details below.
“A Discovery of Witches introduced Diana Bishop, Oxford scholar and reluctant witch, and the handsome geneticist and vampire Matthew Clairmont; together they found themselves at the center of a supernatural battle over an enchanted manuscript known as Ashmole 782. Drawn to one another despite longstanding taboos, and in pursuit of Diana’s spellbound powers, the two embark upon a time-walking journey.
Book Two of the All Souls Trilogy plunges Diana and Matthew into Elizabethan London, a world of spies and subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the mysterious School of Night. The mission is to locate a witch to tutor Diana and to find traces of Ashmole 782, but as the net of Matthew’s past tightens around them they embark on a very different journey, one that takes them into heart of the 1,500 year old vampire’s shadowed history and secrets. For Matthew Clairmont, time travel is no simple matter; nor is Diana’s search for the key to understanding her legacy.
Shadow of Night brings us a rich and splendid tapestry of alchemy, magic, and history, taking us through the loop of time to deliver a deepening love story, a tale of blood, passion, and the knotted strands of the past.”
To enter into the giveaway all you have to do is send an email titled “Shadow of Night” to email@example.com telling me why you want the book. On June 30, 2012 I will pick one winner for a copy of Shadow of Night.
Added note: the winner has 48 hours to respond, if they don’t within that time then the book goes to someone else, so make sure to check your email on the 30th!
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