Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Discovery of Witches Button Giveaway

A Discovery of Witches: A Novel

A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together.

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell.

Debut novelist Deborah Harkness has crafted a mesmerizing and addictive read, equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense. Diana is a bold heroine who meets her equal in vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and gradually warms up to him as their alliance deepens into an intimacy that violates age-old taboos. This smart, sophisticated story harks back to the novels of Anne Rice, but it is as contemporary and sensual as the Twilight series-with an extra serving of historical realism. 

In this short  (out just in time for Halloween), Deborah Harkness describes what someone on a more mortal budget might serve at a dinner date with a vampire.  I hope you’ll consider posting the video on your blog!  It provides some great recommendations for readers hosting Halloween parties this month.

 A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES by Deborah Harkness (On-sale: February 8).  One of the most talked about books of the 2009 Frankfurt Book Fair, translation rights have already been sold in 32 countries.  It’s the smart, sophisticated story of a witch and a vampire who overcome their differences to investigate a lost alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782.   This is a book that will be on everyone’s radar come February.

In order to celebrate the pending release of A Discovery of Witches, Viking has provided this wonderful set of buttons for me to giveaway to one lucky winner.

GIVEAWAY  Rules for entering:

  • This contest is open to residents of USA residents only!
  • Please complete the form below - do not leave information in the comments - it will not count.
  • The contest will end on November 9, 2010 at 11:59PM EST; 1 winners will be selected and contacted thereafter.
  • Once the winner is contacted, they will have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen (make sure to check your spam filters!).
  • Book will be shipped directly from Viking.