You read right! This week will be a double book giveaway, so instead of the winner winning one book, the winner will win two! Each book I choose is either reminiscent of the current book I’m working on, Stolentime, or the one that has been accepted for publication, When Stars Die. The Graveyard Book is reminiscent of Stolentime. When Stars Die isn’t reminiscent of a whole lot because the witches in my book are unlike any you have read about, but anyone who enjoys paranormal romance, or romance, or anything dark will enjoy it as well as Shannon Thompson’s Minutes Before Sunset.
Here is a description from Amazon of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book:
Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy.
He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead.
There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy-an ancient Indigo Man beneath the hill, a gateway to a desert leading to an abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible menace of the Sleer.
But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod’s family. . . .
Next up, a description of Shannon Thompson’s Minutes Before Sunset:
Eric has a life-or-death confrontation planned and waiting for him on his 18th birthday.
Jessica just wants to find out who, or what, her parents were.
Neither of them is ready for the answers they’ll find.
Minutes Before Sunset is Book 1 of the Timely Death series.
“She was undoubtedly a shade, but I didn’t know her.”
Eric Welborn isn’t completely human, but he isn’t the only shade in the small Midwest town of Hayworth. With one year left before his eighteenth birthday, Eric is destined to win a long-raging war for his kind. But then she happens. In the middle of the night, Eric meets a nameless shade, and she’s powerful—too powerful—and his beliefs are altered. The Dark has lied to him, and he’s determined to figure out exactly what lies were told, even if the secrets protect his survival.
“He had gotten so close to me—and I couldn’t move—I couldn’t get away.”
Jessica Taylor moves to Hayworth, and her only goal is to find more information on her deceased biological family. Her adoptive parents agree to help on one condition: perfect grades. And Jessica is distraught when she’s assigned as Eric’s class partner. He won’t help, let alone talk to her, but she’s determined to change him—even if it means revealing everything he’s strived to hide.
The stipulations are as follows: You must be following this blog. Merely liking this post will not get you into the contest. You must comment to be entered.
The drawing will be held on Saturday at 9 PM!
30 thoughts on “I Am Giving Away Two Books!”
I am excited to see that you are giving away another Neil Gaiman book.
I think after this giveaway I’ll do a poll to see what book people want given away next. 😀
That’s a great idea.
If you figure out how to use tumblr to connect to potential readers let me know. That’s the one social media site I haven’t figured out.
About your contest…great idea. I might copy you when my novel nears debut.
Neverwhere is my favorite Neil Gaiman book. I have not read The Graveyard Book. 🙂
Yes! Another Neil Gaiman book! I’m entering again. 🙂
This is a very novel concept, pardon the pun there! So this is your 2nd giveaway and for two books this time, I am impressed, well so impressed that I will reblog this contest.
Reblogging this for tomorrow morning on my site, at 4am, that way it will hit the emails for breaky time.
I try to only do one blog post a day, unlike someone that I just had to modify the settings that fellow just did 25 reblogs in 2 hrs ! yikers..
Best of luck in your books and pre-marketing as well, swell idea
Thank you so much for the support!
Reblogged this on Skylarkin' and commented:
Great post and a book giveaway!
Hi Amber, Great initiative to build an audience and following. I reblogged on my blog pelicanfiction.wordpress.com. looking forward to more of your posts.
Consider me entered lol 🙂 Great blog so far. Keep up the good work 🙂
Thank you to all those participating and re-blogging! 😀
There’s nothing quite like free stuff. Reblogging now 🙂
Reblogged this on The parasite guy and commented:
Drawing is to take place this Saturday. Enter while you can 🙂
Reblogged this on Amber Skye Forbes and commented:
I am giving away Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard book and Shannon Thompson’s Minutes Before Sunset! This drawing will be held at 9 PM this Saturday.
I entered. Keeping fingers crossed. thx
A great book and one I would like to have in my collection. (My review of the book: The happenings of a child placed in the setting of a graveyard created through the eyes of the author is a good read. It captured my attention from the beginning to the end. And, one of the things I found the most interesting came at the end of the book in the acknowledgements when he said that the inspiration for this book happened when his son was only two years old and then, it took him twenty-something years to write it.)
I had no idea it took him that long to write it. That’s amazing. Thank you for sharing this!
You’re welcome and here’s a (A Neil Gaiman Quote, I like):
“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.
Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.
So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.
Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.
Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”
― Neil Gaiman
This completely inspired a blog post for me. Thank you!
Ooh, both of these look so stinking good!! I’ve wanted The Graveyard Book, for a while. 😀
I love Neil Gaiman! This is waaaaaaay cool. 🙂
I’m very intrigued. I think I’m also the only person who reads your blog that hasn’t read a Neil Gaiman book.
Maybe soon I’ll be amongst the others 🙂
The Graveyard Book is my favorite novel by Neil Gaiman. This is awesome!
I haven’t read a Neil Gaiman book. Or Shannon Thompson. But I have heard great things about both. So it makes me excited to get a hold of something by them soon 🙂
I’d like to say first off, is that I enjoyed your stories… love to read more. And the Idea for a two book giveaway, is fantastic! Thanks… Ti.xo