Saturday, 10 April 2010

50 followers - Pick your genre giveaway!

Yay! Ex Libris passed the 50 followers milestone so to celebrate I'm hosting my first giveaway!

I've been wracking my brain to come up with a cool idea or theme or just prizes which you will like, so here is what I came up with: there will be books from several genres you can pick from, I hope you'll like them! (But if none of the books below interest you, no worries, you can get your choice of book from the Book Depository too!)


The Prizes - What you can win:

For the paranormal romance lovers:

Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione (#1st in the Demonica series)

In a place where ecstasy can cost you your life . . .

She's a demon-slayer who hungers for sensual pleasure-but fears it will always be denied her. Until Tayla Mancuso lands in a hospital run by demons in disguise, and the head doctor, Eidolon, makes her body burn with unslakable desire. But to prove her ultimate loyalty to her peers, she must betray the surgeon who saved her life.

Two lovers will dare to risk all.

Eidolon cannot resist this fiery, dangerous woman who fills him with both rage and passion. Not only is she his avowed enemy, but she could very well be the hunter who has been preying upon his people. Torn between his need for the truth and his quest to find his perfect mate before a horrific transformation claims him forever, Eidolon will dare the unthinkable-and let Tayla possess him, body and soul...

For the Jane Austen lovers:

The Man Who Loved Jane Austen by Sally Smith O'Rourke
What if you found a 200-year-old love letter written from a fictional character to the writer who created him? And what if, next to that letter, was another addressed to this character . . . from the author herself? Truth may be stranger than fiction, but one woman is about to find out what happens when fiction becomes truth...New York artist Eliza Knight certainly did not realize it at the time, but her life changed when she bought the old, beat-up vanity table one lazy Sunday afternoon. Tucked away behind the mirror she found two letters, one sealed, but one already opened: May 12th, 1810. Dearest Jane, the Captain has found me out. I am being forced to go into hiding immediately. But if I am able, I shall still be waiting at the same spot tonight. Then you will know everything you wish to know. F. Darcy.

For the crime and suspense lovers:

Déjá Dead by Kathy Reichs (#1st book in the Temperence Brenann series)

Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan has finally planned a weekend off to explore Montreal. But when an unidentified female corpse is discovered meticulously dismembered and stashed in garbage bags, her weekend plans--and her life--are turned upside down.
 (I have this one with a different cover, but I couldn't find that one on the net) 

For the chick lit lovers:

An Offer You Can't Refuse by Jill Mansell

Lola has no intention of accepting when her boyfriend Dougie's snobbish mother offers her £10,000 to break up with him. Then she discovers a secret that makes her think again. Dougie would probably have broken up with her in the long run, and this way she can help one of the people she loves most in the world.
Ten years later, though, when Lola meets Dougie again, her feelings for him are as strong as ever. But she broke Dougie's heart – and he's about to discover that she was paid to do it. She can never tell him the truth, so can she get him back? Well, Lola's very attractive and very persuasive. But even she's got her work cut out this time…

For the romance lovers:

Knight in My Bed by Sue-Ellen Welfonder

As chieftain of the Clan MacInnes, Lady Isolde will do anything to protect her people -- including sacrifice herself to the enemy. Donall the Bold, laird of the hated MacLeans, lies locked in her dungeon awaiting execution. But rather than slay him, Isolde comes up with a daring plan to forge a lasting peace between their clans.
Though Donall curses his beautiful captor, only a madman would refuse to savor the pleasures beneath that tantalizing aura of dignity and grace. But Isolde offers a mere covenant ... and Donall craves nothing less than total conquest. Vowing to steal her heart and take his freedom, the renowned warrior instead will find himself in a different kind of prison -- one made of sweet, decadent passion, and one he may never wish to escape.

For the classic lovers:

Frenchman's Creek by Daphne DuMaurier

Bored with the frivolous life of the royal court, the captivating Lady Dona St. Columb retires to her country estate, leaving her dull husband behind in town. In countryside seclusion, she encounters the dashing French pirate who is responsible for sacking the Cornish coast.  

The books come from my personal library, so I will be posting them. They are all brand new, except Déjá Dead, An Offer You Can't Refuse and Knight in My Bed, which I bought in second hand bookshops.


- 1st winner will get their choice of book from the Book Depository up to 10 USD, or their choice of book from the above selection.

- For every new 50 followers there will be a new winner (so at 100 followers, there will be 2 winners, and so on.), who will have their pick from the above mentioned books.

This giveaway is open to all, so all international participants are welcome, you just have to be a follower of my blog!

You can enter until 2 May 2010, the winner(s) will be posted during the week.

How you can enter:

To enter simply post a comment below with your e-mail address and a reading recommendation to me, telling my why I have to read that book. No recommendation, no entry.

(You have to be a follower of my blog in order to enter, so if you aren't yet, then join on the left sidebar, below "Followers" with the little pics)

You can get extra entries in the usual ways:

+1 for tweeting this contest/sharing it on facebook/myspace/livejournal, etc. (+1 for every place you spread the word)
+2 for following Ex Libris on Twitter/Facebook/Network Blogs (+2 for each one of them)
+2 placing the contest on your sidebar
+3 posting about the contest in an actual post on your blog
+4 placing Ex Libris on your blog roll

Please post all the links for your extra entries in your comment below so I can verify them.

I think I have covered everything, but if you have a question don't hesitate to drop me an e-mail.

Thank you and good luck!! :-) 

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