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And the winners are....

US Mass Market Paperback of Avenger's Angel (Lost Angels 1) by Heather Killough-Walden

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5 Winners:  booklover0226, ChrisbailsBrooklynn Gibbs,  
Debby, and The Happy Booker.

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Lady Caroline Necklace created by Cemetery Cat Jewelry

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Question:  Do you have any favorite covers or ones that didn’t work for you and why?

Sara M who said...
I will admit, covers are a big part of my reading experience. The reviews I write on my blog are split into four categories: plot, pace, characters, and cover. Because these are the make or break factors of a book for me.

The one book that I've picked up solely for the cover: Wither by Lauren DeStefano (which I ended up really enjoying even though it's outside of my genre preferences).

And some of my favorite covers are ones that include a lot of relevant details to the plot: Spider's Bite by Jennifer Estep and Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler.
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Germline (Subterrene War 1) by T.C. McCarthy

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Question:  Science Fiction or Science Fact?

J.K. Coi who said...
OMG this book looks fantastic! I love science fiction, it doesn't matter how much fact is thrown in, but I want even the non-factual science to sound plausible, you know?
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The Doomsday Vault (Clockwork Empire 1) by Steven Harper

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Question:  Do you have a favorite Steampunk novel or story?

Julie who said...
My favorite so far is Clockwork Angel, but I've got The Iron Duke and Soulless waiting on my bookshelf and I hear they're pretty good, too!
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The Hunter (Legend Chronicles 1) by Theresa Meyers

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Question:  Paranormal Romance, Steampunk Romance, or any kind of Romance?

Maegan Morin who said...
I like any kind of romance!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Dead Mann Walking (Hessius Mann 1) by Stefan Petrucha (signed)

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Question:  Favorite novel, short story, movie, TV show with zombies?

Sariah said...

Right now I would have to say The Walking Dead. Love that show!!! Thanks for the chance.
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North of Need (e-book) by Laura Kaye (International) and North of Need Trading Cards (US/Canada)

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Question:  Which cover do you like better and why? How important are covers to you in making you consider and/or buy a book?

North of Need (e-book)

Denise Z who said...

I have a definite preference for the North of Need cover. It is lovely and mysterious. I want to hold it and look closer at what is not clear and try to figure out what it means. The other cover is lovely, but if I was in a bookstore I would definitely pick up North of Need to see what it was about:) Thank you for taking the time to share with us today and for the awesome giveaway opportunity.

North of Need Trading Cards

donnas who said...

I really think both covers are awesome and Im not sure I can pick one between the two. As for importance in buying a book. The cover might make me pick it up and look at it, but unless it sounds good too I wont buy it based on cover alone.

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Seed by Rob Ziegler

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Question:  Which post-apocalyptic or dystopian novel would you recommend?

TheGirlOnFire who said...

I just finished The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch and really enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend it!
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Gift basket (US/Canada) and Hot Vampire Kiss / Hot Vampire Seduction (e-books) (International) from Lisa Renee Jones

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Question:  If you wrote a novel, short story, novella, etc. what would be the name of your Main Chararcter?

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Rachel who said...

Actually, I've been creating background stuff for writing my own novel, and my main character is Evan.

Hot Vampire Kiss / Hot Vampire Seduction (e-books):

Gena R who said...

Oh wow, I've just added your books to my TBR list. They sound awesome!

I'd also use a combination of my son's names of Challan and Seth - Something like Chaleth perhaps. It's different, anyway!
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The winners have been notified and have until 11:59 PM US Eastern Time on Saturday, December 10, 2011 to respond or The Qwillery will very randomly choose a new winner or winners.

Thank you very much to everyone who reads The Qwillery.

Guest Blog by Heather Killough-Walden - Angels Who Break the Rules - November 7, 2011

Please welcome Heather Killough-Walden to The Qwillery. Heather's most recent novel, Avenger's Angel (Lost Angels 1), was released on November 1, 2011.

Angels Who Break the Rules

What is it about rules that makes them so fun to break? We are not supposed to eat candy. But it’s so delicious. We are supposed to exercise regularly, but it’s so much more pleasant to sleep an extra hour in the morning. Speed limit is 55… but my car goes so fast.

And that’s the rub that makes calamity of following the rules. Breaking them brings us pleasure. Rules are there because if they weren’t, we would do something we probably shouldn’t do. If there was no desire to do it, the rule against doing it would be unnecessary.

That’s why we like it when our romance characters break the rules. What’s the fun in a man who is all good? We want a man with a wicked streak, a dark lining, a glint in his eye that hints at something… bad. And the best kind of bad is the bad that used to be perfect. Why? Because we strive to be perfect every day – we have no choice. And that constant trying to be something we never will be gets so gosh darn old. We get so tired of having to be good, of having to follow the rules. When we see someone even “better” than us break those rules and “fall,” well, let’s just say it makes us happy inside.

In fact, one might go so far as to say it turns us on.

Enter the Lost Angels. This paranormal romance series delves so deeply and thoroughly into the realm of good and bad and the difference between right and perfect, it’s like eating your cake and having it too. There is nothing sexier than the Angel of Vengeance going rogue or the Warrior Archangel getting a taste of his own medicine in a mate who fights him back. And when it comes to Azrael, the Angel of Death? Forget about it. Once you catch sight of him, you will be dying to hear his story.

So, throw caution to the wind, break out the all-fat, all-calorie food you love to hate and hate to love, and settle down under a blanket with my boys. They won’t disappoint you. Breaking the rules was never this much fun – and sin never tasted so good.

(Look for Always Angel, the eBook only novella introduction to the Lost Angels series, now for sale on Amazon in the US and in the UK on October 28th. Look for Avenger’s Angel, the first full-length novel in the Lost Angels series, out in print on November 1st in the US and on November 24th in the UK.)

About the Lost Angels Series

Avenger's Angel
Lost Angels 1
Signet, November 1, 2011
Mass Market Paperback, 416 pages

When four female angels were created for the archangels Michael, Gabriel, Uriel and Azrael, a chaos spurned by jealousy erupted, and the archesses were secreted to Earth. The four favored archangels followed, prompting a search that has lasted millennia. But for Uriel, the former Archangel of vengeance, the search ends the moment he lays eyes on Eleanor Granger, his one true archess. Can he protect her from the danger lying in wait for her - and win her heart?

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Always, Angel
Lost Angels Novella
Signet, October 28, 2011
E-book, 66 pages

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A story of paranormal passion from the author of the Big Bad Wolf series!
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Big Bad Wolf paranormal romances, a brand-new novella in the world of the Lost Angels. For millennia, the archangels have searched for their destined mates on earth. Now they are beginning to unite, but for Angel, it is a time of danger and fear. For with the Culmination these unions will bring about, her true nature will finally be revealed—opening her to an impossible desire, and exposing her to the one man she desperately craves….

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About Heather

Heather Killough-Walden is a California native currently living in Texas with her husband and child. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the Big Bad Wolf series. Heather’s educational background includes religious studies, archeology, and law. She has traveled all over the world but hopes to one day live in a town with a world-class hockey team. (Let’s Go Pens!) Visit Heather’s website at, where you can sign up for her newsletter. Also, be sure to keep in touch with her and other fans through her Facebook fan page and through Twitter (killoughwalden)

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The Giveaway


What:  Five commenters will each win a signed copy of the US Mass Market Paperback of Avenger's Angel (Lost Angels 1).

How:  Leave a comment answering the following question:

Who is your favorite romance character who breaks the rules?

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Who and When: The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Monday, November 14, 2011. Void where prohibited by law. You must be 18 years old or older to enter.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*

The View From Monday - November 7, 2011

Happy 1st Monday in Novmeber! We finally were able to celebrate Halloween in my neighborhood this past Saturday. The children were happy and it was nice to reconnect with everyone after a week without power!

This week at The Qwillery:

Monday - A guest post from Heather Killough-Walden. Her latest book, Avenger's Angel (Lost Angels 1), was published on November 1, 2011.

Tuesday - A guest post from debut author E.S. Moore as part of the 2012 Debut Author Challenge. To Walk the Night will be published in January 2012.

Wednesday - An interview with T.C. McCarthy as part of the 2011 Debut Author Challenge interviews. T.C.'s debut novel, Germline, was published on August 1, 2011.

Thursday - A guest post from Steven Harper whose latest book, The Doomsday Vault (Clockwork Empire 1) was published on November 1, 2011.

Friday - A guest post from Theresa Meyers. The Hunter (Legend Chronicles 1) was published on November 1, 2011.

This week's releases are below. A book shopping list in PDF format may be found by clicking here. Click "File" on the left and then "Print (PDF)."

November 7, 2011

The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick
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Philip K. Dick
Pamela Jackson (ed)
Jonathan Lethem (ed)

November 8, 2011

Fighting to Survive
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Rhiannon Frater H - As the World Dies 2
11/22/63: A Novel
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Stephen King SF / AH / TT
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L. E. Modesitt, Jr. F - Imager Portfolio 4
Them or Us
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David Moody H - Hater Trilogy 3
Fleet of Worlds (ri)
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Larry Niven SF - Known Space
Dawn of the Dead
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George Romero
Susanna Sparrow
The Alloy of Law
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Brandon Sanderson F - Mistborn 4
Seed (d)
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Robert Ziegler SF

d - debut
ri - reissue

AH - Alternate History
F - Fantasy
H - Horror
SF - Science Fiction
TT - Time Travel
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