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Winner, Winner - April 5, 2011

Some recent winners:

Night Magic by Jennifer Lyon
Winner, Winner - April 5, 2011


Vivien who said...

I love owls!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After and Necklace from Cemetery Cat Jewelry
 
Winner, Winner - April 5, 2011
Winner, Winner - April 5, 2011

 
loveangel132 who said:
 
I'd probably more like London, because of the all the fancy parties and shopping!


Winners have been contacted and have until 11:59PM US Eastern Time on Tuesday April 12, 2011 to respond or The Qwillery will very randomly choose another winner or winners.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After: Book Trailer and Giveaway - March 24, 2011

Here is the remarkable book trailer for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After:



By liking the Dreadfully Ever After page at Facebook (click here) you will be entered in a random drawing to win a Dreadful Antidote pendant specially commissioned by Quirk Books. Eight pendants will be given away randomly. So head over to the Dreadfully Ever After page at Facebook, "Like" it, and you are entered. Easy!

But what is The Qwillery doing to celebrate the release of Dreadfully Ever After? I'll tell you.

To celebrate, The Qwillery is giving away a copy of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After by Steve Hockensmith (generously provided by Quirk Books) and a fantastic necklace from Cemetery Cat Jewelry.

The Goodies:

When we last saw Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy—at the end of the New York Times best seller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies—they were preparing for a lifetime of wedded bliss. Yet the honeymoon has barely begun when poor Mr. Darcy is nipped by a rampaging dreadful. Elizabeth knows the only acceptable course of action is to promptly behead her husband (and then burn the corpse, just to be safe). But when she learns of a miracle antidote being developed in London, she realizes there may be one last chance to save her true love—and for everyone to live happily ever after.

Complete with romance, heartbreak, martial arts, cannibalism, and an army of shambling corpses, Dreadfully Ever After brings the story of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to a thrilling conclusion.
Photo and description courtesy of Cemetery Cat Jewelry
Silver plate chain holds a "traditional gray and white cameo" with only one exception..Our very proper Victorian lady is a skull. Highlighting the cameo are Swarovski crystals and sterling silver beads. clasp is pewter. 17"

I do realize that the novel is set in Regency England and the cameo is Victorian, but the eras are not so far apart!

The Giveaway

THE RULES

What:  One commenter will win a copy of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After and the necklace created by Cemetery Cat Jewelry.

How:  Leave a comment answering this question: Which would you prefer: London or the English Countryside?

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.

3) 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 4 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry), Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry), and personal blog/website mention (+1 entry). This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook, Twitter, or blog/website mentions. In addition please 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 Thursday, March 31, 2011. Void where prohibited by law.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*

End of Year Giveaway 2 - Chess Putnam / Downside Ghosts Series by Stacia Kane - December 22, 2010

Next up in my end of year giveaways of favorite books from 2010 is the Chess Putnam / Downside Ghosts series by Stacia Kane. There are 3 books in the series so far: Unholy Ghosts (May 2010), Unholy Magic (July 2010), and City of Ghosts (July 2010). Books 4 and 5 will be coming in late Fall 2011 or Spring 2012 (dates subject to change).

Stacia posted The Brave Tale of Maddie Carver at her site, at Smashwords, and at Scribd. It's a short short story about the beginning of Haunted Week. Haunted Week is important in the world of Chess Putman.

I really can't say enough good things about this new series. It's well-crafted, with a unique setting and history. I wrote a short series review here.

The Chess Putnam / Downside Ghosts Series:

Unholy Ghosts 
End of Year Giveaway 2 - Chess Putnam / Downside Ghosts Series by Stacia Kane - December 22, 2010THE DEPARTED HAVE ARRIVED.

The world is not the way it was. The dead have risen, and the living are under attack. The powerful Church of Real Truth, in charge since the government fell, has sworn to reimburse citizens being harassed by the deceased. Enter Chess Putnam, a fully tattooed witch and freewheeling ghost hunter. She’s got a real talent for banishing the wicked dead. But Chess is keeping a dark secret: She owes a lot of money to a murderous drug lord named Bump, who wants immediate payback in the form of a dangerous job that involves black magic, human sacrifice, a nefarious demonic creature, and enough wicked energy to wipe out a city of souls. Toss in lust for a rival gang leader and a dangerous attraction to Bump’s ruthless enforcer, and Chess begins to wonder if the rush is really worth it. Hell, yeah.

Unholy Magic 
End of Year Giveaway 2 - Chess Putnam / Downside Ghosts Series by Stacia Kane - December 22, 2010ENEMIES DON’T NEED TO BE ALIVE TO BE DEADLY.

For Chess Putnam, finding herself near-fatally poisoned by a con psychic and then stopping a murderous ghost is just another day on the job. As an agent of the Church of Real Truth, Chess must expose those looking to profit from the world’s unpleasant little poltergeist problem—humans filing false claims of hauntings—all while staving off any undead who really are looking for a kill. But Chess has been extra busy these days, coping with a new “celebrity” assignment while trying on her own time to help some desperate prostitutes.

Someone’s taking out the hookers of Downside in the most gruesome way, and Chess is sure the rumors that it’s the work of a ghost are way off base. But proving herself right means walking in the path of a maniac, not to mention standing between the two men in her life just as they—along with their ruthless employers—are moving closer to a catastrophic showdown. Someone is dealing in murder, sex, and the supernatural, and once again Chess finds herself right in the crossfire.

City of Ghosts
End of Year Giveaway 2 - Chess Putnam / Downside Ghosts Series by Stacia Kane - December 22, 2010IT’S A THIN LINE BETWEEN ALIVE AND UNDEAD.

Chess Putnam has a lot on her plate. Mangled human corpses have started to show up on the streets of Downside, and Chess’s bosses at the Church of Real Truth have ordered her to team up with the ultra-powerful Black Squad agency to crack the grisly case.

Chess is under a binding spell that threatens death if she talks about the investigation, but the city’s most notorious crime boss—and Chess’s drug dealer—gets wind of her new assignment and insists on being kept informed. If that isn’t bad enough, a sinister street vendor appears to have information Chess needs. Only he’s not telling what he knows, or what it all has to do with the vast underground City of Eternity.

Now Chess will have to navigate killer wraiths, First Elders, and a lot of seriously nasty magic—all while coping with some not-so-small issues of her own. And the only man Chess can trust to help her through it all has every reason to want her dead.


Included with this Giveaway is Dead Star, a necklace from Cemetery Cat Jewelry.

End of Year Giveaway 2 - Chess Putnam / Downside Ghosts Series by Stacia Kane - December 22, 2010
Dangling from a pewter toggle are a sterling silver skull and black swarovski star... Silver plate chain finishes the look. 17"
(Photo and description courtesy of Cemetery Cat Jewelry)

The Giveaway

THE RULES

What:  One commenter will win Mass Market Paperback copies of Unholy Ghosts, Unholy Magic, and City of Ghosts and the Dead Star necklace.

How:  Leave a comment telling The Qwillery who are your favorite band(s) or singer(s)? 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.

3) 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 4 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry), Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry), and personal blog/website mention (+1 entry). This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook, Twitter, or blog/website mentions. In addition please leave a way to contact you.

Who & 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 Wednesday, December 29, 2010. Void where prohibited by law.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*

Winners!

The Qwillery is happy to announce winners for 3 giveaways:


Winners!


Shaun of the Dead from Michele Bardsley:

Debby who said, "I hate scary movies but my kids love them."








Winners!


Blameless by Gail Carriger and The Old Ones Necklace:

Caitlin who said, "Hmmm, My favorite would have to be squid. I like them fried ;) hehe"

Winners!



Winners!
The Grimrose Path by Rob Thurman :

Robin K who said, "I would love to be entered. Thank you for the giveaway."

throuthehaze who said, "Great interview! Count me in please"

Melissa who said, "i love Rob Thurman's work great books."






Emails have been sent to the winners who must respond by 11:59 PM US ET on September 28, 2010 or The Qwillery will have to randomly choose someone else!
Winner, Winner - April 5, 2011Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After: Book Trailer and Giveaway - March 24, 2011End of Year Giveaway 2 - Chess Putnam / Downside Ghosts Series by Stacia Kane - December 22, 2010Winners!

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