Monday, January 4, 2010

The Dark Divine GIVEAWAY!

Saturday my friend Debbie, her friend, & I attended a book launch party for Bree Despain (she's one of the authors I met at that "writer's lunch") at The Kings English (an independent bookstore in SLC). It was hugely crowded, & even though I knew the book was great, I was surprised by the turnout.

We ended up kind of far back & didn't get to hear her beginning talk (I'm planning on going with one of the young women in my old ward to a signing on the 16th, so I'll get to hear it then). But we ended up close to the refreshments & chatting with some nice people.

Eventually we were able to shuffle in to hear her reading & the Q&A. It was nice to hear another "stay-at-home" mom talk about her writing schedule & process.

Then we lined up to met her & get our books signed. She was so nice & was very gracious. She even had little giveaways for everyone too (I'm blogging about that next).

But the good news for you is I'M HAVING A GIVEAWAY! I have an extra of this gorgeous book & it's SIGNED!

And it can be ALL YOURS. The price is twofold:
1) leave a comment (and tell me if you are a follower for an extra entry or become a follower for an extra entry)
2) tell me a couple of your favorite books

Contest ends Friday 8th at midnight! Trust me guys you're going to want to win this one, it's that good.

P.S. Check out Bree Despain's blog here or if you can't wait buy her book here.


lindsey said...

First to post that should get me an extra point ;) I also follow you :)
One of my favorite books is "Princess: A true Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia." It is part of as trilogy and I haven't been able to get my hands on the 2nd and 3rd.
Some of my classical favorites are by Lois Lowry esp "Number the stars"

Katie said...

Even though I won last time, I am going to be extra greedy and enter again! And I follow you.

Right now I am reading The Gregor series, by Suzanne Collins. Definitely not enjoying them as much as Hunger Games, but I think they are going to be GREAT to read with my boys someday.

Favorite books:My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok, Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner...and many more.

photograffiti said...

all i want to know is where did you get that amazing cardigan!?! (maybe you wrote a post about it and i missed it...cuz it IS post worthy)
i want one in every color.

monica said...

dang it that was me above, i was signed in to my photography blog. i hate when i do that.

Rachel@MyPinkFlipFlops said...

Pick me! I'm a follower and It would help me with my reading goal this year. Gotta find some new books to read!

I like Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card and The Giver by Lois Lowry. So good!

Em and Russ said...

We follow your Blog. I would love to win this for Emily!!!! Hook me up. My favorite books are Harry Potter and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn!!!!


Anonymous said...

I read your blog faithfully but hadn't "officially" began to follow it until now.
I would trust your opinion on just about any book you suggest, so I would totally love to score your extra copy!
And, two books I read in junior high that I loved were The Silver Crown by Robert C. O'Brian and The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth Speare.

Amy said...

I am coming out of lurking to enter this giveaway. Does that count as an extra entry? I've followed your blog for a couple years now, ever since I had my first kid and started blogging. Back then my friends didn't blog and I wanted something to read while nursing so although I don't even remember how I found you now, most likely through the blog of a friend of a friend of a friend. I love your style, your fun party ideas, and your love of pirates. In fact, the book I'd have to recommend is one just out by my friend turned author about pirates. It's called Pirate Slayers: Ghost Waves by W. Everett Prusso available at Borders or on Amazon. Check it out and thanks for this opportunity to win!!

Smithy said...

if you pick me, i won't have to borrow your personal copy! i am of course a blog follower and hunger games series is currently my fav

Susan said...

Hey! I want it! :) I am pretty sure I follow you, if I am wrong I will become a faithful follower right after this comment gets posted.

I loved the Twilight books, Harry Potter books, but my favorite of all time has to be To Kill a Mockingbird! :)

Kristal said...

Syd and Berto better pick me since I am their favorite aunt...

but, Some of my favorite books are 'Quality Concealed' (and the two other books in the trilogy) and right now I'm really loving Count of Monte Cristo and I really loved Three musketeers, which surprised me.

And since I have to access your blog through a proxy avoidance thing, I can't see your followers... sorry. Otherwise, you know I would be one!

Esther Noelle said...

I would love an autographed copy! Of course I follow your blog... I don't know what happens when I "follow" it but I just did...
Ender's game series is definitely a fav, hmm you need to read My Sister's Keeper... and I love Barbara Kingsolver - have you read her Pigs in Heaven, Animal Dreams...

Shooting Stars Mag said...

What a lovely giveaway. sounds like an awesome event. lucky you.

I follow and I'd love to enter!

Favorite books??

the perks of being a wallflower by stephen chbosky is a classic.

willow by julia hoban.

lauren51990 at aol dot com

anelieze said...

seriously good giveaway! i love free books :}

i am a follower, boo. wish i could have had an extra entry. ;}

well, right now my faves are of course twilight, but i'll spare you the obvious and give you two fresh books.

i like a countess below stairs by eva ibbotson and the amaranth enchantment by julie berry.

Kristie said...

I follow you, of course!
As for a favorite book, there are so many, and I always go back and read them again.
Liz Adair has a trilogy of books that I love. They are "After Goliath", "The Lodger", and "Snakewater Affair". They are all mysteries, with a really great character that solves the mysteries. She takes you all over the western US.
But also, between you and Debbie, I think I just have to read this book. I think you guys deserve to have some something coming your way as unofficial publicists of this book!

Skylar said...

Of course I follow you, how else would I recognize the ever changing Berto and Syd!

I have a lot of favorite books, but the one that popped into my mind first was "Alice in Wonderland." A classic...just don't go into the history of Lewis Carroll because he was not a good person.

Brodi Ashton said...

You don't need to enter me in the contest, but I just had to tell you I loved your post and I'm loving your blog!

greeniejoey said...

liv, love your sweater, so cute.
anywho, i did not buy the book yet so yes i'm entering. my favorite book is the alchemist. a friend kept telling me about it and gave it to me for my birthday. love it and would strongly recommend it to anyone...from kiddos to adults its a book to love! and dr. suess' oh the places you'll go

James said...

Been an official follower since the last giveaway. Chiming in again for my wife (extra chances to win!).

My favorites:
Tolkien... Silmarillion as well as The Hobbitt and Lord of The Rings

Ender's Game

Dragonlance saga

Wolves on the Border and other Battletech stuff

Mandi and Adam Galovan said...

I love your blog and am a follower. I'm going to need some good reading material in a few weeks when I can't get out of bed and spend all my time feeding a newborn. :)
I don't know if I have a favorite book, but I really like The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom and The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks. I usually enjoy reading the cheesy romance novels. I did enjoy the Twilight books. I also have a book called Letters for Emily by Camron Wright that's really good.

Amber Lynae said...

I would love to win.

I became a follower, I already read Debbie, so I'm sure I will love it here too.

Books that I love: All the Harry Potters. I read My Fair Godmother this year and LOVED it. And I liked the Time Traveler's Wife.