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Winners x 13 - August 25, 2012

And the winners are...


Darkness Devours (Dark Angels 3 by Keri Arthur - Ended August 3, 2012 - See the post here.

Winners x 13 - August 25, 2012

Question:  Which of the 4 Dark Angels' covers is your favorite?

Barb P who said...

Most definitely Darkness Hunts! I love the awesome colors. +1 Comment, +1 Follower



Winners x 13 - August 25, 2012



Choice of an eBook of The Fallen Queen or The Midnight Court by Jane Kindred. [Note if you chose The Midnight Court you will not receive your eBook until on or after the August 30, 2012 publication date.] - Ended August 11, 2012 - Read the Guest Blog  here.

Winners x 13 - August 25, 2012

Question:  What is one of your favorite traditions?

Caitlin Rahm who said...

I have a clam bake every year in October with my family which I love. Thanks for the giveaway!



Winners x 13 - August 25, 2012



Kitty Steals the Show (Kitty Norville 10) by Carrie Vaughn - Ended August 11, 2012 - Read the post here.

Winners x 13 - August 25, 2012

Question:  If paranormal and/or supernatural being exist, should they reveal themselves to the world?

rissatoo who said...

Great question, Q! :)
I'm selfish: I'd want to know if the paranormal/supernatural creatures existed in the world, but I wouldn't want them to be "out". Too many people hate &/or fear the different as it is. We don't need to introduce more into the world.



Winners x 13 - August 25, 2012



West of Want (Hearts of the Anemoi 2) eBook by Laura Kaye and West of Want T-Shirt (L or XL) - Ended August 12, 2012 - Read the Guest Blog here.

Winners x 13 - August 25, 2012

Question: Can you get a feel for how this song reflects this story?
What does it make you feel? And, if you’ve read the book, I’d be really curious to know if you think they fit together!


Alison Rush who said...

Looking forward to reading the book... I think they together from reading the song and excerpts. Going to have to download the song ... Would love a e copy and shirt click to sleep in. .... Alison  Thankyou



Winners x 13 - August 25, 2012



Blooded (Jessica McClain 1) by Amanda Carlson - Ended August 13, 2012 - Read the Interview here.   Please note that the winner will not receive the novel until after it is released in September.

Winners x 13 - August 25, 2012

Question:  What is one of your favorite novels, movies, comic, etc. that features a werewolf ?

Lona who said...

Bowen from Wicked Deed's on a Winter's Night by Kresley cole. Book sounds fantastic, Love the cover.



Winners x 13 - August 25, 2012



Hearts of Darkness (Deadglass Trilogy 1) by Kira Brady - Ended August 14, 2012 - Read the interview here.

Winners x 13 - August 25, 2012

Question:  Have you ever been or felt you have been someplace haunted?

Linda who said...

My grandmother's old house was in a really old part of the town - this was years ago when I was a young kid & before she moved in with us. That house was creepy! It was really dark & had very few windows & all the floor boards creaked. You'd never have caught me upstairs alone.



Winners x 13 - August 25, 2012



Clean (Mindspace Investigations 1) by Alex Hughes - Ended August 15, 2012 - Read the Guest Blog here.  Please note that the winner will not receive the novel until after it is released in September.

Winners x 13 - August 25, 2012

Question:  Cross Genre novels - love them or leave them?

sonsofcorax who said...

Cross-genre usually makes for fun reading, and I like reading what I come across. Adam Christopher's Empire State is a great example - noir, superheroes, time travel, pocket dimensions.



Winners x 13 - August 25, 2012



A Wolf at the Door (Jesse James Dawson 3) by K.A. Stewart - Ended August 15, 2012 - Read the interview here.

Winners x 13 - August 25, 2012

Leave a comment.

Bethany C. who said...

I think it's great you do a lot of research; I don't think a book, no matter if it's fantasy, benefits from being 100% made-up.



Winners x 13 - August 25, 2012



Three commenters will each win an eBook from Covet (Entangled Publishing)!  One commenter will win Deceiving the Witch Next Door by Melissa Bourbon Ramirez.  One commenter will win Tall Dark and Divine (Bagging a Greek God 1) by Jenna Bennett.  One commenter will win Take it Like a Vamp by Candace Havens. - Ended August 18, 2012 - Read the character interview here.

Winners x 13 - August 25, 2012

Question:  From novels, TV, movies - which fictional character would you go out on a date with?

Deceiving the Witch Next Door by Melissa Bourbon Ramirez.

June M. who said...

I do love the bad boys too. I would love to go out with one of the guys for Larissa Ione's Demonica & Lords of Deliverance series. Especially either Wraith, Ares, or Than.

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Tall Dark and Divine (Bagging a Greek God 1) by Jenna Bennett.

Maria pronounced Mariah who said...

As much as I love all the paranormal bad boys I think I would have to pick Roark for an actual "date" that man knows how to take care of a woman!

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Take it Like a Vamp by Candace Havens.

books4me who said...

I would want to go out with a bad boy...something new for me so I would choose Eric from True Blood or Wraith from Demonica series (Larissa Ione) or Gregory from Dark series (Christine Feehan).



Winners x 13 - August 25, 2012



The Corpse-Rat King (The Corpse-Rat King 1) by Lee Battersby - Ended August 21, 2012 - Read the Guest Blog here. Please note that the winner will not receive the novel until after the publication date.

Winners x 13 - August 25, 2012

Leave a comment.

booklover0226 who said...

The Corpse-Rat King sounds like an exciting read. I have added it to my must have list. I'm heading to Lee Battersby's site to learn more about him.



Winners x 13 - August 25, 2012



Magic Gone Wild (Bottled Magic 3) by Judi Fennell - Ended August 22, 2012 - Read the interview here. US/CANADA ONLY


Winners x 13 - August 25, 2012

Question:  Which real town/city/village should be the basis for setting in a Paranormal Romance novel?

June M. who said...

I think that large cities would be best for paranormal series generally, especially for vampires, demons, witches, etc. Cities like NY, LA, NOLA. This way they can blend in, not have too many people too interested in them like in smaller towns.

But for shifters, I would think that areas with less people, more open space would be best (Alaska, desert areas, places with lots of woodlands, etc) so that they can shift and hunt but not have a lot of witnesses.




Winners x 13 - August 25, 2012


The winners have been notified and have until 11:59PM US Eastern Time on Saturday, September 1, 2012 to respond or The Qwillery will very randomly choose a new winner or winners.

Thank you!

Guest Blog by Jane Kindred - 10 Russian Traditions That Stole My Heart

Please welcome Jane Kindred to The Qwillery. Jane is the author of The House of Arkhangel'sk series. The Midnight Court (The House of Arkhangel'sk 2) will be published later this month.


Guest Blog by Jane Kindred - 10 Russian Traditions That Stole My Heart


10 Russian Traditions That Stole My Heart
If you’ve been following my blog tour, you know that I get a little crazy when it comes to research, and especially for my House of Arkhangel’sk series. In case you aren’t familiar with my Russian obsession, I knew very little about Russia until I got it into my head to write a fantasy version of Anastasia. My writing journey led me not only to take a class on Russian Culture at the local community college, but to begin teaching myself the language as I fell in love with it, and eventually to Russia itself.

There are a few things I discovered about Russian tradition both from living there for a month with a host family and from reading obsessively about it that I found particularly endearing. All of these ended up in my books.

10. Tea
The tradition of drinking tea seems to infuse every aspect of society. Dostoevsky couldn’t write without it, and now neither can I. (Though he had a real samovar to make his with, and for now, I have to stick with a tea kettle until I find the perfect samovar of my own.) When I was in Russia, we had tea with breakfast, a mid-morning break for tea and sweets, tea with lunch, a mid-afternoon break for tea, and tea before bed. Tea was always served with sugar, no cream, though the traditional method for sweetening is stirring some jam into it.

9. Tapochki
Russians do not believe in going barefoot or stocking-footed in the house. You will get sick. But you don’t wear outdoor shoes in the house either. That would be uncouth. Instead, every Russian household has a rack of tapochki inside the door, house shoes or slippers one puts on after removing one’s outdoor footwear. I brought my own fuzzy pink booty slippers to Russia, which amused my hostess, and I took to wearing them inside the house when I returned to the US, until a housekeeping accident (they were a bit worn by this point, and my cleaning lady thought they were rags) forced their retirement.

8. Blinchiki
These are little blini—essentially pancakes, except a bit smaller, less sweet, and fried in more oil. Served with jam and sour cream, they were my favorite breakfast accompaniment to tea. I think I drove my hostess crazy asking for them every day.

7. Kasha
Another breakfast staple I’ve been missing ever since, kasha is porridge, and while often made from buckwheat, it apparently isn’t always the same grain depending on where you get it. I’ve tried buying kasha here in the US and cannot duplicate the wonderful flavor and consistency of what my hostess served me. I think she was tired of making this, too, by the end of my visit. ;)

6. Russian Hospitality
No matter what they have, Russians will offer it to you gladly when you come for a visit—and many of them have little. I was treated to a trip to the imperial parks and palaces at Pushkin, also known as Tsarskoe Selo, by a relative of my American roommate, simply because she asked if I might come along. Neither of us expected for him to pay for our tickets, but he insisted, and then took us home to his family to serve us a wonderful chicken dinner and homemade cranberry vodka. It’s also a tradition to bring your host a gift when you visit, and I hadn’t realized we’d be going to his house for dinner, so to this day I regret not bringing something to show my gratitude for everything they gave me, a total stranger, simply because it’s what they do.

5. The White Nights
This is specific to St. Petersburg, where I stayed, and is of course a phenomenon of nature and not a tradition, per se, but during the summer months, the sun barely sets in northern Russia. What makes St. Petersburg unique is its celebration of this bounty of light. Ballet and opera and theatre abound, as well as cultural festivals like Alye Parusa, “Scarlet Sails,” which celebrates the city’s graduates with a giant party in the streets, live music, fireworks, and a scarlet-sailed frigate that sails up the brightly lit Neva river past the Winter Palace.

4. Dachas
Many Russians who live in the city, even those of limited means, have a summer house in the countryside where they retreat on the bright summer weekends. They can be as simple as a one-room cabin, or a two-story home with all the modern conveniences. During Soviet times, families were allotted small plots for these dachas so long as they used a specific percentage of it for growing food, so gardening is still a big part of going to the dacha.

3. Orthodox Churches
I’ve talked about my atheist love affair with the Russian Orthodox Church elsewhere, but it’s the buildings themselves that truly captured my heart. The walls and ceilings and the iconostases are painted with breathtaking icons, with the domes of the cupolas using iconography and light to suggest heaven itself. As a tourist, an atheist, and a feminist, I was nearly brought to tears by the experience of being welcomed inside some of these buildings—wearing the mandatory headscarf—to gawk at the simple, but awe-inspiring beauty.

2. Ivan Kupala and the Flower of the Fern
Shortly after the Summer Solstice, the pagan holiday of Ivan Kupala is still celebrated in many parts of Russia. The “Ivan” is for John the Baptist, whose feast the Orthodox Church decided to incorporate into it when they couldn’t stamp it out, while “Kupala” is the pagan god or holiday (there seems to be some debate on the origin of the name) involving water mischief, jumping over bonfires, and seeking the elusive flower of the fern that blooms only at midnight on the night before.

1. Vodka
See Russian Hospitality. My host in Pushkin was very pleased when I said yes to a second and third glass of the tasty beverage he was serving with dinner. My American roommate was surprised that I was drinking so much vodka. I was astonished that I didn’t even taste the vodka and thought it was just really good juice. (Clearly, my Russian language comprehension skills aren’t the greatest, either.)




About The House of Arkhangel'sk

The Midnight Court
The House of Arkhangel'sk 2
Entangled, August 30, 2012
Trade Paperback and eBook, 400 pages

[Cover to be revealed!]
Against the pristine ice of Heaven, spilled blood and a demon’s fire will spark celestial war.

The exiled heir to the throne of Heaven, Grand Duchess Anazakia and her demon companions, Belphagor and Vasily, have made a comfortable home in the Russian city of Arkhangel’sk, but their domestic bliss is short lived. When their daughter Ola is taken as a pawn in Heaven’s demon revolution, the delicate fabric of their unorthodox family is torn apart—threatening to separate Belphagor and Vasily for good.

Anazakia is prepared to move Heaven and Earth to get her daughter back from Queen Aeval, risen in Elysium from the ashes of temporary defeat. But Aeval isn’t the only one seeking Ola’s strange power.

To conquer the forces amassing against them, Anazakia is prophesied to spill the blood of one close to her heart, while Vasily’s fire will prove more potent than anyone suspected. In the battle for supremacy over Heaven’s empire, loyalties will be tested and secrets will be revealed, but love will reign supernal.
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The Fallen Queen
The House of Arkhangel’sk 1
Entangled, May 15, 2012
Trade Paperback and eBook, 400 pages

Guest Blog by Jane Kindred - 10 Russian Traditions That Stole My Heart
Heaven can go to hell.
 
Until her cousin slaughtered the supernal family, Anazakia’s father ruled the Heavens, governing noble Host and Fallen peasants alike. Now Anazakia is the last grand duchess of the House of Arkhangel’sk, and all she wants is to stay alive.

Hunted by Seraph assassins, Anazakia flees Heaven with two Fallen thieves—fire demon Vasily and air demon Belphagor, each with their own nefarious agenda—who hide her in the world of Man. The line between vice and virtue soon blurs, and when Belphagor is imprisoned, the unexpected passion of Vasily warms her through the Russian winter.

Heaven seems a distant dream, but when Anazakia learns the truth behind the celestial coup, she will have to return to fight for the throne—even if it means saving the man who murdered everyone she loved.




About Jane

Guest Blog by Jane Kindred - 10 Russian Traditions That Stole My Heart
Jane Kindred began writing fantasy at age 12 in the wayback of a Plymouth Fury—which, as far as she recalls, never killed anyone…who didn’t have it coming. She spent her formative years ruining her eyes reading romance novels in the Tucson sun and watching Star Trek marathons in the dark. Although she was repeatedly urged to learn a marketable skill, she received a B.A. in Creative Writing anyway from the University of Arizona.

She now writes to the sound of San Francisco foghorns while two cats slowly but surely edge her off the side of the bed.

You can find Jane on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and on her website.






The Giveaway

THE RULES

What:  One commenter will win his or her choice of an eBook of The Fallen Queen or The Midnight Court from Jane! [Note if you chose The Midnight Court you will not receive your eBook until on or after the August 30, 2012 publication date.]

How:  Leave a comment answering the following question:

What is one of your favorite traditions?

Please remember - if you don't answer the question your entry will not be counted.

You may receive additional entries by:

1)   Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

2)   Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Even if you mention the giveaway on both, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times.


There are a total of 3 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry), and Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry). This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook or Twitter. You MUST leave a way to contact you.

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 Friday, August 11, 2012. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years old or older to enter.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*

Winners x 8! - December 24, 2011

Twas the day before Christmas... and The Qwillery is announcing winners! Happy Holidays everyone!


The Emperor's Knife (Tower and Knife 1) by Mazarkis Williams

Winners x 8! - December 24, 2011

Questions:  What is/are your favorite Fantasy novel(s)?

Lexi who said...

Lord of the Rings is amazing, but also a given. I also love Patricia Briggs (Hob's Bargain) and Patricia C. Wrede (her dragon series).
Love that you listed Dr. Seuss! I have been reading his books a lot with my daughter!
Your book sounds gripping!

Winners x 8! - December 24, 2011


Acquainted With the Night by Piper Maitland

Winners x 8! - December 24, 2011

Question:  What has been your favorite place setting for a novel?

lindalou who said...

OMG, it's hard to pick a favorite. I'm reading a book now set in Scotland... and it's my current favorite setting. However, I've read books set in magical places and in the stars and in multiple other locales that I could also call my favorite. Hope this answers the question! Thanks for the giveaway!


Winners x 8! - December 24, 2011


Shaedes of Gray (Shade Assassin 1) by Amanda Bonilla  US/Canada ONLY!

Winners x 8! - December 24, 2011

Question:  What creature or being is your ideal paranormal best friend?

Lieder Madchen who said...

I would love to have a dragon as a friend! I am kind of obsessed with dragons. :) A shapeshifter would be awesome, too. Thank you for the giveaway!


Winners x 8! - December 24, 2011


Devil's Kiss (Hellraisers 1) by Zoë Archer - 1 signed copy (US/Canada Only) and 1 unsigned copy (International)

Winners x 8! - December 24, 2011

Question:  If you were offered any power, what would tempt you the most?

US winner

Julie W who said...

I would have to say super-speed! Just think of how many things you could get done in a day if you could move super fast!!


International winner

buddyt who said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

I have been asked the question before and what I usually answer is teleportation for the simple reason that I love travelling to different places around the world but that is quite an expensive thing to do.

If I could teleport myself and partner with our luggage straight to a hotel at my destination. how great would that be!

Winners x 8! - December 24, 2011


The Fallen Queen (House of Arkhangel’sk 1) ebook by Jane Kindred

Winners x 8! - December 24, 2011

Question: Which royal family or royal individual might be fun to fictionalize in a fantasy novel?

loves to dive who said...

Wow, that's a hard question since most of the well known ones have already been done. I'm a big fan of all things middle eastern and love the history that surrounds the area so maybe one of the lesser royal families there.

Just as an aside, I too am fascinated with the story of the Russian royal family. I visited an exibit of their jewels in Memphis once and stood there in the middle of the museum bawling like a baby.

Winners x 8! - December 24, 2011


Hellsbane (Hellsbane 1) by Paige Cuccaro (ebook)

Winners x 8! - December 24, 2011

Question:  If you were only half human, what would be your other half?

Taking it One Book at a Time who said...

I'd have to be half Fae! <3333 anything Fae!

Winners x 8! - December 24, 2011


Thomas World by Richard Cox. US/CANADA ONLY.

Winners x 8! - December 24, 2011

Question:  Which books would you like as gifts this year?

Spaz who said...

My dream Christmas books? How about every book that Night Shade has put out in the past year? (Except No Hero by Jonathan Wood, which I was fortunate enough to win -- from a giveaway here at The Qwillery!!)

Winners x 8! - December 24, 2011


The winners have been notified and have until 11:59PM US Eastern Time on Saturday, January 7, 2012 to respond or The Qwillery will very randomly choose a new winner or winners. Extra time has been given to respond due to the holiday season.

As usual, thank you all for participating and reading The Qwillery.

Interview with Jane Kindred and Giveaway - December 14, 2011

Please welcome Jane Kindred to The Qwillery. The Fallen Queen, the 1st novel in Jane's House of Arkhangel’sk series, was published on December 6, 2011 by Entangled Publishing.


TQ:  What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?

Jane:  I’d have to say the Shower Muse is my most interesting writing quirk. When I’m really stuck and have no idea where to go with a plotline, I take a shower and talk to myself until I have an epiphany. The Shower Muse never lets me down.

TQ:  Who are some of your favorite writers? Who do you feel has influenced your writing?

Jane:  My favorite fantasy writers are Jacqueline Carey and Lynn Flewelling, and in urban fantasy, I’m a big fan of Allison Pang and Diana Rowland. I think every writer you read influences you to some degree—I read Dostoevsky while I was working on The House of Arkhangel’sk trilogy because I wanted to absorb the Russian feel—but the ones I read when I was a kid probably had the most influence on my writing: Hans Christian Andersen, C.S. Lewis, Piers Anthony, Stephen King, and even Shakespeare—a motley crew if there ever was one. Also, the book Freckles, by Gene Stratton-Porter, was, in a way, the first romance I ever read (it’s a young adult book and not technically a romance—but to me, it was very romantic), and it influenced me greatly. I think it was actually one of my mother’s books from when she was a girl; I can’t quite remember where it came from, but I read it over and over again as a child, and I still have it.

TQ:  Are you a plotter or a pantser?

Jane:  Pantser. I do some plotting, mostly in the form of stream-of-consciousness writing to work through problems as I come to them, but for the most part, I prefer to let the story unwind organically. Sometimes I’ll do an outline as I go, though, just to keep track of what scenes have already happened. And I definitely write in a strict linear fashion. If I have a great idea for a scene later on in the book, I just can’t write it until I get to that part. I’m afraid if I skip ahead I’ll never come back to fill in what happens in between.

TQ:  Describe The Fallen Queen (House of Arkhangel’sk 1) in 140 characters or less.

Jane:  An angelic grand duchess seeks sanctuary with demons in Russia after a celestial coup.

TQ:  What inspired you to write The Fallen Queen?

Jane:  I’ve always been fascinated by the Romanovs—the tragedy of their murders, and the persistent belief that Anastasia might have survived. I knew that likelihood was very slim (and the bones of the two missing bodies from the original mass grave where the family was buried have since been recovered), but the idea captivated me anyway.

TQ:  What sort of research did you do to create the world in The Fallen Queen?

Jane:  I researched both angelology and Russian culture, and Russian culture kind of became an obsession. I took a class in it at my local community college, and then I ended up traveling to Russia with the instructor and some of her students for a summer abroad study program to learn the language. I spent a month in St. Petersburg living with a Russian family, and during my stay, I visited the Winter Palace, took trips to Tsarskoe Selo and Petrodvorets, and spent a day in Veliky Novgorod exploring the kremlin and the Yuriev Monastery. All of those places wound up in the book in one way or another. My celestial hierarchy and geography was based on classical beliefs about the Heavens, with some poetic license.

TQ:  Who was the easiest character to write and why? Hardest and why?

Jane:  The easiest was Belphagor and the hardest was Anazakia. Anazakia is a very private person, very introverted as far as feelings go, and that extended to what I was able to pry out of her to put down on the page. Sometimes it was like pulling teeth. Also, her POV is always in first person, while all of the other characters are in third, and it’s always a bit harder for me to write in first person. It’s very intimate, and as a writer, I feel a bit exposed. So I think in a way Anazakia was hard to write because I share a lot of similar traits with her—keeping people at arm’s length, not trusting people, and not having a lot of confidence in myself.

Belphagor is 180 degrees in the opposite direction. He’s the kind of character who’s constantly poking me on the shoulder and telling me what to write. He thinks everything should be about him. And I love the way his mind works. He doesn’t always think things through, but he always believes he has a brilliant plan. He’s the ultimate pantser.

TQ:  Without giving anything away, what is/are your favorite scene(s) in the The Fallen Queen?

Jane:  My favorite scenes would have to be one that has the word “gluttonously” in it and another involving a birch switch…and I can’t say anything more than that without giving spoilers.

TQ:  How many books, novellas, etc. are planned for the House of Arkhangel’sk series?

Jane:  Currently, it’s a trilogy, but I have a second Arkhangel’sk trilogy in the works, and I can’t imagine being “done” with these characters for a long time.

TQ:  What's next?

Jane:  Books Two and Three of The House of Arkhangel’sk are due out in March and June 2012, so I’ll be hard at work on revisions for the next few months. I also have a novella with Carina Press, The Devil’s Garden, that’s a prequel to another series I hope to have published at some point.

TQ:  Thank you for joining us at The Qwillery

Jane:  Thanks for having me and thanks for the great questions!


About The Fallen Queen

The Fallen Queen
House of Arkhangel’sk 1
Entangled Publishing, December 6, 2011
Trade Paperback and E-book, 314 pages
Fantasy with Romantic Elements

Interview with Jane Kindred and Giveaway - December 14, 2011
Heaven can go to hell.

Until her cousin slaughtered the supernal family, Anazakia’s father ruled the Heavens, governing noble Host and Fallen peasants alike. Now Anazakia is the last grand duchess of the House of Arkhangel’sk, and all she wants is to stay alive.

Hunted by Seraph assassins, Anazakia flees Heaven with two Fallen thieves—fire demon Vasily and air demon Belphagor, each with their own nefarious agenda—who hide her in the world of Man. The line between vice and virtue soon blurs, and when Belphagor is imprisoned, the unexpected passion of Vasily warms her through the Russian winter.

Heaven seems a distant dream, but when Anazakia learns the truth behind the celestial coup, she will have to return to fight for the throne—even if it means saving the man who murdered everyone she loved.


About Jane

Interview with Jane Kindred and Giveaway - December 14, 2011
Jane Kindred began writing romantic fantasy at the age of 12 in the wayback of a Plymouth Fury—which, as far as she recalls, never killed anyone…who didn’t have it coming. She spent her formative years ruining her eyes reading romance novels in the Tucson sun and watching Star Trek marathons in the dark. She now writes to the sound of San Francisco foghorns while two cats slowly but surely edge her off the side of the bed. Jane is the author of The Devil’s Garden (Carina Press/June 2011) and The Fallen Queen (Entangled Publishing/December 2011), Book One of The House of Arkhangel’sk trilogy.

You can find Jane on Twitter: @JaneKindred
on Facebook: www.facebook.com/somewherebetweenheavenandhell
or on her website: www.janekindred.com



The Giveaway

THE RULES

What:  An e-book copy of The Fallen Queen (House of Arkhangel’sk 1) from Entangled Publishing.

How:  Leave a comment answering the following question:

Which royal family or royal individual might be fun to fictionalize in a fantasy novel?

Please remember - if you don't answer the question your entry will not be counted.

You may receive additional entries by:

1)  Following Jane Kindred on Twitter or Facebook.

2)  Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

3)  Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Even if you mention the giveaway on both, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times.

4)  Mentioning the giveaway on your on blog or website. It must be your own blog or website; not a website that belongs to someone else or a site where giveaways, contests, etc. are posted.

There are a total of 5 entries you may receive:

Comment (1 entry)
Following Jane on Twitter or Facebook (+1 entry)
Follower of the Qwillery (+1 entry)
Facebook and/or Twitter mention (+ 1 entry)
Personal blog/website mention (+1 entry).
This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please let us know if you have followed Jane and how. Please leave links for Facebook, Twitter, or blog/website mentions.

Who and When:  All humans on the planet earth with an e-mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59PM US Eastern Time on Wednesday, December 21, 2011. Void where prohibited by law. You must be 18 years old or older to enter. No purchase necessary.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*
Winners x 13 - August 25, 2012Guest Blog by Jane Kindred - 10 Russian Traditions That Stole My HeartWinners x 8! - December 24, 2011Interview with Jane Kindred and Giveaway - December 14, 2011

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