Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tyger Tyger International Giveaway!

Samhain

This Halloween the streets and parties will be filled with costumes, masks, mummers and merry deceit. But are you sure that every mask this year will hide a human face? Are you sure?

When grandmothers told tales by firelight and even the smallest child knew that strange creatures moved in the leaping shadows on the walls, October 31st was called Samhain’s Eve—the day when the walls between life and death, between our world and the world of the Sídhe grew thin.

Those who had to walk home in the darkness held their lanterns high, praying that their candles wouldn’t go out. They could feel the Others in the darkness around them, pressing as close as the flickering candles would allow.

Now electric lights have frozen the shadows to the wall, and we laugh, and dress up and call the day Halloween and pretend the darkness isn’t there. The characters in The Goblin Wars live too close to the Others world to pretend:
“….It was the year after my own dear man had passed, and didn’t I have trouble sleeping on such a stormy night with lightning tearing the clouds and punishing the marsh?” She shook her head. “I was just thanking the good Lord that all of mine were safe at home when I heard it—the howling of terrible hounds. It was The Hunt, as sure as there’s mold on Pádraig’s bones. The sound of it can send grown men cowering under their beds. And those who know—” She shook her head and pressed her lips together. 
“Know what?” Aiden asked. 
“That evil is hunting some poor child through the night, a girl child stolen from her home with no one to help her, no place to run—the very thought can drive men mad.” 
Teagan shivered, remembering the blood–stained muzzles. 
“What did you do?” Aiden asked. 
“I’m a máthair, aren’t I?” Mamieo drew herself up. “I made sure my own were tucked safe in bed, put on my shawl, and went to see what could be done….” Tyger Tyger

If you hear something on the wind this Halloween, if you feel breath on the nape of your neck—remember Samhain and turn on the electric lights. Turn them on quickly, and pray that the shadows stay frozen to the walls. Because we’re not as safe as we think we are. We’ll never be safe as long as we ignore the Other.

Thank you for having me on your blog, Melissa!
Kersten Hamilton
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Thanks Kersten! I think I'm going to lock the doors right now... Oh and clean under the bed so I have a place to sleep tonight. ;)

I loved this book (my review) and now for those that have yet to read this great series, Kersten is celebrating the release of the paperback with you! So....

Giveaway!
This is a giveaway of the paperback of Tyger Tyger. Oh and just a small mention... it's international! Squee! All you have to do is fill out the rafflecopter form below! Good luck!




69 comments:

  1. I am pretty excited. I love finding new authors.

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  2. Very! I only found about about the book and author ... now! But it sounds like a great read, so count me in!

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  3. So excited to read this book. The upcoming one sounds fantastic too! Thanks for the chance:)

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  4. Always excited to find a new author and book series. I would love a chance to read Tyger, Tyger. Thanks!

    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

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  5. A nice introduction to a nice giveaway! Thank you, Kersten and Melissa!

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  6. This def. sounds like a fun book to read. So excited! Loving the cover too. Yes, I know, I'm a cover addict. :)

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  7. This sounds like a fun book. I'm looking foward to reading it.

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  8. Thanks for the giveaway. This book sounds really good.

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  9. I don't know about a candle but I'll be sure to be sleeping with a night light on - scary stuff, I'm sure to be seeing the others in the shadows tonight.

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  10. I really enjoyed Tyger Tyger and am super looking forward to In the Forests of the Night! Goblins have always freaked me out, even the word is creepy:) *locks doors*

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  11. Looks like a great book. I would love to read it. Shannon S.

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  12. I've been wanting to read this one for ages. So excited for the opportunity to win a copy. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  13. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to win!

    Dorothy - The Alaskan Bookie
    Blog ~ http://alaskanbookie.blogspot.com/
    Twitter ~ http://twitter.com/AkChocoholic

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  14. I've been wanting to read this one for ages. So excited for the opportunity to win a copy. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  15. Such a cool book! Thanks for the opportunity to win this! :D

    Thanks
    Ammy Belle
    apereiraorama @ gmail . com
    http://lateintothenight.blogspot.com/

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  16. Thanks for this great giveaway, it sounds like a nice book !

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  17. OH I remember your raving on this one :) Good luck everyone---crossing my fingers for you!

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  18. Yay, so excited to read this! I've gone through the Amazon-provided chapter preview on my Kindle TWICE.

    <3 <3 <3

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  19. So excited to read this, sounds amazing!!!!

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  20. Thanks for the giveaway! I've heard such wonderful things about this book and I am very excited to read it!

    efender1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. i read this book and did a review also! i loved it :)

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  22. GAH! This is exactly why this year for Halloween, I'm dressing up as a flashlight! I'm not going to take any chances with the shadows.

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  23. I so remember this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  24. The book looks good, thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. I always excited to read new books. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  26. I love the sound of this book - and the cover is so pretty! I'm sucha cover slut! :-)

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  27. @Blodeuedd... it's the first book. The second book isn't out just yet. :)

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  28. ..but I am sure I read a review way back of book 2..ok maybe not :)

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  29. Wonderful post! I'm looking forward to reading Tyger Tyger, it sounds like a fantastic book.

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  30. looks really good!
    jessicawedwards@gmail.com

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  31. That's what I love about Halloween - even if it is just a mask that one's wearing, it still provides a hint of the possible Other lurking beneath one's human face.

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  32. I don't really get to dress up anymore, and I'm a pretty big wimp, but that doesn't mean I don't try to scare myself silly. LOL! I love Halloween for all the stories and things that could be real. It's so much more fun to think of what could be than what is. Even if it scares my pants right off of me! :D

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  33. This book has been on my wish list for awhile. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

    Jnmt3@hotmail.com

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  34. I'm alwayslooking for new authors to read! tWarner419@aol.com

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  35. Hmm love new authors!
    Trinity Blacio
    trinityblacio12@gmail.com

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  36. Mary DeBorde [M.A.D.]
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com

    Thank you for the sweet chance to win :D

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  37. I'm excited. It's great finding new authors =)

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  38. Very excited for it!!! I've been wanting to read it for months.

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  39. looking forward to reading a new author :)

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  40. I am excited. I have seen some snippets around & about & TYGER TYGER looks wonderful.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  41. Loved the post! I've been wanting to read this book sooo bad! Thanks for the awesome chance to win!

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  42. Great interview, it's a new discovery for me but from the snippet i have to read it

    thank you for the opportunity

    isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail.com

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  43. I recently read another series with a similar mythology (including The Hunt), so after reading that excerpt I'm really excited to check out Tyger Tyger :)

    kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  44. I would love to read this! Looks great!

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  45. I adore the cover and I am so looking forward to reading this awesome book. :)

    -Beckie

    ChiKittie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. Love a chance to win! =)

    best wishes, Linda xoxo

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  47. Thanks for the chance to win this book! I would love to read it!

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  48. Wow, i am very curious about this book, since I just read another blog about its sequel. So thanks for the chance to win it.

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  49. I want to read this book so, SO bad!! It's at the very top of my must-read list, I just need to get my hands on a copy! Thanks so much for the chance to win one :)

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  50. I can't believe that I *still* have yet to read this book! Thanks so much for the giveaway! *Fingers crossed!* ;)

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  51. I JUST got this one a few weeks ago! I can't wait to start it!!

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  52. I am very excited to read this book. I have been seeing lots of great reviews!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. really excited to read this book !!!

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  54. I've been wanting to read this one for a while! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  55. Oh goodness! Great post. ANd LOVED Tyger Tyger! :) Thank you!

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  56. I've heard great things about this book, thanks for the chance to win a copy!

    chibipooh(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. I read goblins in the review so I was excited for that since the only goblins I know come from Harry Potter. Then I read "fairies" and it was an "ahh" moment for me. Still, I'm excited to read this.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  58. good luck to all!!

    terri_dion@hotmail.com

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  59. I am so so so excited to read Tyger Tyger. I've had it on my to-read list (and wish list) ever since I first found out about it through all the great reviews I'd read about a year ago. I'm so excited that a copy is being given away.

    Sarah Bibi Setar

    sarah DOT setar AT gmail DOT com

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  60. Tyger Tyger and Kersten have been getting plenty of wonderful attention around the bookish world! Hearing LOTS of great things! I would be ecstatic to win so i can finally see what all he fuss is about!

    Thanks!
    Kate
    mleger0546 (at) rogers (dot) com

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  61. I'm so excited! I read the review and this book sounds so interesting and fun!
    Thanks a lot for the great giveaway!

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  62. I have heard so much about this book! Would love to have the opportunity to read it.

    Thank you for making it international.

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  63. I'm really excited about this book! I hope I get to read it soon!

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  64. I was excited since I saw it spread around the blogosphere

    =)

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  65. I have heard nothing but great things about Tyger, Tyger and I can't wait to read it!

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    jayjay atanacio

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  66. This book has been on my wishlist for a while now. Thanks for the opportunity to win :)

    moretalesfromthecrypt@gmail.com

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