Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe Giveaway!

No one knows where the Tufa came from, or how they ended up in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, yet when the first Europeans arrived, they were already there. Dark-haired, enigmatic, and suspicious of outsiders, the Tufa live quiet lives in the hills and valleys of Cloud County. While their origins may be lost to history, there are clues in their music—hints of their true nature buried in the songs they have passed down for generations. 
Private Bronwyn Hyatt returns from Iraq wounded in body and in spirit, only to face the very things that drove her away in the first place: her family, her obligations to the Tufa, and her dangerous ex-boyfriend. But more trouble lurks in the mountains and hollows of her childhood home. Cryptic omens warn of impending tragedy, and a restless “haint” lurks nearby, waiting to reveal Bronwyn’s darkest secrets. Worst of all, Bronwyn has lost touch with the music that was once a vital part of her identity. 
With death stalking her family, Bronwyn will need to summon the strength to take her place among the true Tufa and once again fly on the night winds. . . .
I recently reviewed this book HERE and so many of you know that I enjoyed this different type of tale. It did have ghosts known as haints that helped the living. So, therefore it fits for a giveaway this week! :) 
I'm still not solving the mystery that is this picture that plays a big part in the book:
*evil laugh* Nope, won't spoil it. However, I will have an international giveaway of the book. There, now, don't you feel better? ;) 
Oh and enjoy the vid below. The song was written for the book!

Tor books has allowed me to giveaway this book to one lucky international winner! Squee! Just enter via the rafflecopter form below!
Good luck!


  1. You seriously expect some creativity so early in the morning!? I like your attitude :-D !

    But seriously - the book intrigues me and I like that song!

  2. Good grief! I want this book! I have been foaming at the mouth since the first time I saw it! I hate waiting for payday! I'm crossing my fingers!

  3. Oh I like the sound of this one and I love the cover, the way the figure is transparant is brilliant.
    A great song as well, thanks.

  4. The cover of this books really caught my eye. I can't wait to check it out.


  5. Dude--my creative bug left my system and is firmly at my house watching the electricians replace my breaker box. Can you send some of your ghosties over there to keep an eye on them :)

  6. I agree, it's very early to be creative LOL but, I'd never heard of this book before, so now you have me interested! That's the best I can do right now ;)


  7. I have read such wonderful reviews about this book and the premise is so original! Thanks for the spotlight!


  8. The cover caught my eye, then the description and that picture - okay, I am hooked! You tease! Thanks so much for the contest! :)

    Ammy Belle
    apereiraorama @ gmail . com

  9. Not only are you massively stoking my curiosity for this book, but also for that painting. I must read this book!

  10. I've been hearing about this one and it sounds quite intriguing. It has quite a deep story. Thank for the giveaway!

  11. Thanks for the give away, I am really intriguied now.

  12. Sounds good, count me in!

  13. I've been seeing this around. It's caught my eye.

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  14. i am one of those people who really aren't creative. so you have to do with that: thanks for the giveaway - a lot ;)

  15. Oh no! I left my creativity at the office! I hope it's still there when I get in in the morning and the cleaner hasn't used it in her great american novel she's secretly writing in her spare time...

    Mel S :)

  16. Thanks for the giveaway, and for making it international! I really enjoyed your review and have been wanting to read this book.

  17. When I first saw this book and author I kept thinking I'd seen it and heard good things but couldn't remember where or why. Dah. I read on to see where and from how! :) Thank you!

  18. Thank you for the giveaway and I love what you have to say about this book. It sounds right up my alley.

  19. Creative . Hope to win is about as creative as I can be LOL

    amhengst at verizon dot net

  20. *pouts* this one sounds freaking awesome dude!!!!

  21. I wish I could be creative. Write an epic poem or compose a song in your honor, but alas!!


  22. The cover of this books really caught my eye. I can't wait to check it out.

    tnx 4 the give away

  23. Great giveaway!
    Linda Callaghan

  24. Books are life,
    Books are love,
    Even in badly times,
    They let you dream,
    They let you fly,
    And be at least somewhere,
    Away from home...

    Taran, here is my little poem! :)
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  25. Thanks for the giveaway!


  26. I don't know how I would deal with death stalking my family. *shudder* It's a good thing I can experience it out in this story.

  27. This early in the morning the only thing that comes to mind is that the title makes me think of someone in the middle of a very cold winter starving and trying to keep warm by humming ( possibly thinking of bees in summer and flowers?)

    However then I look at the cover and am totally confused !

    Blame it on my brain not working on Sundays.

    Thanks for the giveaway and for allowing worldwide entries.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  28. This sounds like an intriguing tale. It's been a long while since I've picked a book with any sort of ghost in it, so I think should be nice:)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Sarah Bibi Setar

  29. You've got me interested, now I must read it!

  30. Music related!sounds interesting...far different from what im used to...but would like to give this a try! Good Luck everyone!!!


  31. Love a chance to win this, =) sounds like a great read and def. going up on my TBR list!

    best wishes, Linda xoxo

  32. This one sounds different! I read a book earlier this year with mentions of "haints" in it, and it was set in the Appalachian Mountains.

    thanks for the giveaway!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

  33. Thank you for the giveaway! The book sounds interesting and I'd love a chance to read it.

    bymyself.g at gmail dot com

  34. Amazing book, would love to read it. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

  35. I've seen this book around a few times now and each time my interest is peaked even more!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

  36. Crazy bit of a premise there - I'm a little confused how to categorize it in my brain - bout to hop over and ready your review now to better understand the book descrip
    Pabkins @ Mission to Read

  37. I'm sorry I'm not the creative type but I do appreciate your giveaways! Thank you for the chance to win.


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