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2010 Winter ACE/ROC Giveaway

For those new to this site, every quarter we host publisher sponsored giveaways wherein publishers give away books in exchange for the opportunity to tell you a little bit about their upcoming titles.   This giveaway features books from Ace and Roc.   Ace and Roc publish primarily science fiction and fantasy books but with the crossover genre going strong, readers of romances have been glomming onto these fresh titles.   Anne Sowards provides the books from Ace and Roc.   Take a look at the preview and then at the bottom of the post there will be instructions on how to enter for a free book.

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Welcome to Ace and Roc's fantastic forthcoming winter books preview and giveaway. We've got a lot of great books to talk about (and give away), for your holiday reading !

Thanks again to Dear Author for giving me this opportunity to let you know about some of our terrific upcoming titles. As always, there are too many great books for me to mention all of them, so you can look at our site (http://us.penguingroup.com/static/pages/specialinterests/scifi/index.html) to see everything we publish.

December 2010

BLACK WINGS by Christina HenryBLACK WINGS by Christina Henry

December is a great month for urban fantasy this year at Ace and Roc, with not one but two brand-new series launching. BLACK WINGS is about an agent of death, Madeline Black, who is responsible for escorting the souls of the dearly departed to the afterlife. It's a 24/7 job with a lousy benefits package. Maddy's position may come with magical abilities and an impressive wingspan, but it doesn't pay the bills. And then there are her infuriating boss, tenant woes, and a cranky, popcorn-loving gargoyle to contend with. Things start looking up, though, when the tall, dark, and handsome Gabriel agrees to rent the empty apartment in Maddy's building. It's probably just a coincidence that as soon as he moves in, demons appear on the front lawn. But when an unholy monster is unleashed upon the streets of Chicago, Maddy discovers powers she never knew she possessed. Powers linked to a family history of tarnished halos-

RIGHT HAND MAGIC by Nancy A. CollinsRIGHT HAND MAGIC by Nancy A. Collins

Nancy Collins's name may be familiar-’she's written a number of other fantasy and horror novels, and is best known for her groundbreaking vampire character Sonja Blue. With RIGHT HAND MAGIC, she begins a new series set in a neighborhood of New York City that's home to some very unusual beings. Like most Manhattanites, aspiring artist Tate can't resist a good rental deal-’even if it's in the city's strangest neighborhood, Golgotham. For centuries werewolves, Valkyries, centaurs, and countless other creatures have crowded these streets. Tate's new landlord is a sorcerer-for-hire named Hexe. Despite being the son of Golgotham's Witch-Queen, Hexe is determined to build his own reputation without using dark Left Hand magic or his mother's connections. As Tate is irresistibly drawn into Hexe's fascinating world, they both find out that the right hand does not always know what the left hand is doing.

 SEER OF SEVENWATERS by Juliet MarillierSEER OF SEVENWATERS by Juliet Marillier

It's always a treat to return to Juliet Marillier's gorgeous world of Sevenwaters. Juliet is known for historical fantasy with a beautiful love story, and SEER OF SEVENWATERS does not disappoint. It's the story of Sibeal (the sister of Clodagh, the heroine in HEIR TO SEVENWATERS). Sibeal has been studying to be a Druid, but when she spends the summer on the island of Inis Eala, home to elite warriors, she meets Felix, the survivor of a Norse shipwreck with no memory of his past. As the island's healers struggle to keep Felix alive, he and Sibeal form a natural bond. He could even be her soul mate. But Sibeal's vocation is her true calling, and her heart must answer. As Felix fully regains his memory, the ugly truth behind the shipwreck and the island that the ship came from is revealed. In a runic divination, Sibeal is shown that Felix must go on a perilous mission-’and that she will join him. But the rough waters and the sea creatures they will face are no match for Sibeal's own inner turmoil. She must choose between the two things that tug at her soul-’her spirituality and a chance at love-

January 2011

HELLFORGED by Nancy HolznerHELLFORGED by Nancy Holzner

HELLFORGED is the sequel to last year's urban fantasy debut, DEADTOWN, featuring shapeshifter Victory Vaughan, professional demon-slayer and dreamwalker, who keeps Boston safe from nightmares of all shapes and sizes.

After Vicky banished her demon nemesis to the fiery depths of Hell, she thought life would return to normal. But considering she has a werewolf lawyer boyfriend, a zombie apprentice who's angling to become a pop star, and an eccentric vampire roommate, what’s normal anyway? Then the supposedly banished Hellion starts to trespass in Vicky's dreams-’just as several of Deadtown's zombies are viciously attacked and become really dead. When Vicky realizes she is the only connection between the victims, she suspects that the demon is somehow working through her dreams to become Deadtown's living nightmare.

THE SOUL MIRROR by Carol BergTHE SOUL MIRROR by Carol Berg

This is the next book in Carol's Collegia Magical trilogy, a complex and character-driven fantasy set in a kingdom on the verge of a renaissance, where natural science has supplanted sorcery. Each book has a different narrator, which I've been enjoying tremendously. It's fascinating to see how the narrator of THE SOUL MIRROR views Portier de Savin-Duplais, the hero of THE SPIRIT LENS (hint: she doesn't like him very much).

Anne de Vernase rejoices that she has no talent for magic. Her father's pursuit of depraved sorcery has left her family in ruins, and he remains at large, convicted of treason and murder by Anne's own testimony. Now the tutors at Collegia Seravain inform her that her gifted younger sister has died in a magical accident. It seems but life's final mockery that cool, distant Portier de Savin-Duplais, the librarian turned royal prosecutor, arrives with the news that the king intends to barter her hand in marriage-

MERCY BLADE by Faith HunterMERCY BLADE by Faith Hunter

Vampire hunter and skinwalker Jane Yellowrock is back in the sequel to urban fantasy BLOOD CROSS. Things are heating up in the Big Easy. Weres have announced their existence to the world, and revived the bitter tensions that run between them and their old enemies: vampires. When Jane is attacked by a pack of marauding werewolves, she is thankful for the help of a mysterious stranger named Girrard. He explained that he used to be the "Mercy Blade," a sacred position charged with killing vampires who have gone insane. What Jane doesn't know is why this powerful assassin left New Orleans-’or more troubling, why he's now returned. It's definitely not to make Jane's life easier.-

February 2011

UNSEEN by Rachel CaineUNSEEN by Rachel Caine

This is the next book in Rachel's Outcast Season series, set in her Weather Warden universe, but from the point of view of one of the djinn. And not just any of the djinn, but Cassiel, one of the most powerful (and aloof). But when she defied her ruler, she was cast out and forced to take human flesh as punishment. Becoming mortal really puts Cassiel into culture shock, especially when she starts falling for a human-

All over the world, young Wardens are showing their potential far too early. And a maniacal Djinn-’aided by her devoted followers-’is snatching the children seemingly at will and indoctrinating them, so she can use their strength for herself. With no other options, Cassiel infiltrates the Djinn's organization. Deprived of the ethereal gifts allowed her by the Wardens, she soon begins to question her own ideas of right, wrong, and true power. But if Cassiel cannot stop the Djinn's apocalyptic designs, all of humanity may be destroyed-

Here's what we're giving away:

Geist by Philippa Ballantine (three finished copies-’this is a great new traditional fantasy with a romantic element I missed in our giveaway this fall)

Black Wings by Christina Henry (three finished copies)

Right Hand Magic by Nancy A. Collins (three finished copies)

Seer of Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier (two advance reading copies)

The Soul Mirror by Carol Berg (four advance reading copies)

Hellforged by Nancy Holzner (three finished copies)

Mercy Blade by Faith Hunter (three advance reading copies)

The Dark Griffin by K. J. Taylor (three advance reading copies-’this is a new traditional fantasy series I'm throwing in for the full on fantasy readers out there. Not much in the way of romance, but it's got griffins, adventure, and turns fantasy tropes on their heads in a fresh and unique way that will have readers cheering on the dark side.)

Unseen by Rachel Caine (four advance reading copies)

Anne Sowards is an executive editor at Penguin Group (USA) Inc., where she primarily acquires and edits fantasy and science fiction for the Ace and Roc imprints. Some of the great authors she works with include Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, Anne Bishop, Ilona Andrews, Karen Chance, Jack Campbell, and Rob Thurman. When she’s not reading, she listens to Chinese rap and spends way too much time playing video games. Follow her at http://twitter.com/AnneSowards.

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So here is how to enter. Simply leave a comment about what you would MOST like to receive as a present this holiday season AND the book that you would most like to receive out of the titles listed in the above giveaway.   As an added treat, anyone who comments on this post and the Berkley giveaway next week, will be entered to win a Kindle 3G wifi (est. retail value of $139) as a gift from Dear Author.   We will close the comments on Friday at 7 pm CST and the winners of the book giveaway will be announced on Saturday.   The Kindle winner will be announced on the 18th and hopefully the winner will receive it before Christmas (unless you live outside the US then I am shipping it the cheapest way possible.   Good luck!)

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

340 Comments

  1. Joder
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 22:00:30

    The present I most want is an iPad. I love their capabilities and their portability. The book I want is Hellforged by Nancy Holzner.

  2. cmndrs
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 22:07:06

    For Christmas, I’d love wacky socks. That are warm. My feet are always cold.

    And for the giveaway, I’d love to win a copy of Black Wings!

  3. Pam S (pams00)
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 22:23:46

    What I’d most like is to land a new web design client.. aside from that books/movies and a few gadgets are on my list :). I’d love to win Black Wings or Mercy Blade.

  4. AB
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 22:45:25

    I want new PJs for xmas. I’d love to win The Soul Mirror from this list.

  5. willaful
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 22:53:13

    I’m embarrassed to admit it, but what I’d most like is a Kindle. (Embarrassed, because my husband owns one, and I own a Nook, and that should be enough for me! But I like the Kindle so much more than the Nook and I want my own.) For books, I’ll pick Black Wings.

  6. Karen W.
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 22:56:59

    What I would most like to receive this Christmas would be a cruise vacation.

    I want most of the books in the giveaway, but I’d have to go with HELLFORGED by Nancy Holzner as my #1 choice!

    Thanks for the contest!

  7. SaraC
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 23:22:22

    I would love a pair of figure skates! Oh, and also Geist by Philippa Ballantin.

  8. SylviaSybil
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 23:27:25

    The book I would want most out of that list is Hellforged.

    My most wanted Xmas gift? Well, I never say no to bookstore gift cards, but what I could really use is a new laptop.

  9. Carol Thompson
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 23:29:37

    I would love to get a reliable ADSL line to connect to the Internet with.

    Our telephone cables have been stolen 3 times this year and that makes it very difficult to follow my blogs.

    Of the books on offer I would like to get THE SOUL MIRROR by Carol Berg

  10. Linda Henderson
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 23:37:43

    The gift I’d most like to receive this Christmas is a new vacuum cleaner, mine doesn’t work well. The book I’d like from the above titles is Unseen by Rachel Caine. I always enjoy her books.

  11. Jocelyn
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 00:01:29

    I’m really hoping to receive a serving tray for entertaining.

    As for the book I’d like most, I think Right Hand Magic sounds intriguing. :)

    Happy holidays!

  12. Shauna Campbell
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 00:41:23

    My sister is coming to visit with her family for Christmas so I’m thrilled already. Other than that I’d like what I got last year, a stack of books.

    I would most like to read Black Wings or Seer of Sevenwaters.

  13. Leslie
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 01:00:29

    Wonderful giveaway and great additional treat!

    The present I would most like to receive this year is a Nikon SLR camera that I’ve had my eye on.

    The book I’d like to receive is Hellforged by Nancy Holzner.

  14. Bella F.
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 01:15:34

    The gift I’d most like this year is an ereader! Preferably either the Kindle or Nook, but as long as it’s one with eink I’d be happy:)

    All the books sound great, especially Black Wings by Christina Henry so that would be my 1st choice. Thanks for the giveaway and Kindle contest! Crossing my fingers starting now, lol

  15. jjmcgaffey
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 02:01:45

    I’d love a TomTom 2405TM GPS – the latest greatest!

    The book that sounds best to me is actually The Dark Griffin – or, if you’re only counting the ones that got full descriptions, The Soul Mirror (and I’ll be looking for the first one in the series, either way).

  16. Little Lamb Lost
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 02:03:54

    I would most want a book of vouchers from my family guaranteeing that they will allow me to sleep in for at least one quarter of the Saturdays in the coming year.

    My most wished for book on the list is:

    The Soul Mirror by Carol Berg

  17. BlueRose
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 02:05:31

    What I would like most for Xmas is to be able to afford to replace my computer which is now 6 years old!

    The book I would like from the list is The Soul Mirror by Carol Berg or Blackwings.

  18. Stephanie K.
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 02:30:10

    I would love to receive a Kindle for christmas. The book I would like is, Mercy Blade by Faith Hunter.

  19. ritu
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 03:31:44

    I would like to receive a canon DSLR camera. I just bought Sony E-Reader a month ago. I’ve been buying books left and right. So convenient!

    I’m a very big fan of Juliet Marillier. I have read all of her books and love them. Would love for a chance to win the Seer of Sevenwaters!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. Marcella
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 04:11:51

    First of all: thank you so much for making me eligible for entering, not being from the USA or Canada.

    I hope to receive the last in the Bride Quartet by Nora Roberts for Christmas and I would love to win THE SOUL MIRROR by Carol Berg, I don’t know this author or series but it sounds wonderful. The setting sounds very intriguing.

  21. Aliyah
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 05:52:11

    I love getting presents. Apparently my eyes still light up. This year I want a spa certificate for $500 AND I would love to win Mercy Blade by Faith Hunter because I have recently become a huge Jane Yellowrock fan.

  22. Auraya
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 06:20:34

    If Santa could get me the formal announcement that I can start at my new job at the library, that would be wonderful. I’m not too hopeful though. I applied in may, past the required tests in june and I still don’t know when I can start.

    Out of this list I would like to receive The Dark Griffin. Every once in a while I can’t read romance anymore and I always turn to Epic fantasy. This sounds like it might be fun.

  23. Brenda H.
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 06:30:58

    I love to win Mercy Blade by Faith Hunter.

    I’m asking for the Dresden Files DVDs for Cmas, and would love bookstore gift certificates as well– oh and chocolate truffles. LOL

  24. Dyanne Conner
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 07:21:13

    I already got what I want for Christmas…after almost two years of being out of work, my husband found a job!!! I’ve had to do with out my usual book binges so I have some catching up to do. I’d really love to start with either SEER OF SEVENWATERS or HELLFORGED. The Kindle would be great too! Thanks. Hope I win.

  25. MinnChica
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 07:57:59

    This year the thing I want most is new clothes. I hate shopping, so if someone would do it for me, that would be awesome!!

    I would love to get Right Hand Magic. Thanks DA!

  26. Victoria Zumbrum
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 08:16:04

    What I want most this Christmas is to get pregnant. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

  27. Marty
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 09:04:43

    I have two things on my wish list this year, a Keurig coffee machine and an IPad.

    I’m going to hate myself for starting another new series but I’d like to read Black Wing by Christina Henry.

  28. Kim
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 09:11:25

    I’d like a new laptop for a Christmas.

    I’d like to read Unseen by Rachel Caine.

  29. Catherine
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 09:33:46

    What I’d like most for Christmas this year is for my walk-in closet to be redone. More shelves and another row for hanging clothes.

    The book I’d like to read out of the group is Unseen by Rachel Caine.

  30. Amanda
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 09:46:47

    I would like a Speed Light for my camera!

    The book I’d like to read is Unseen by Rachel Caine.

  31. Mary Beth B.
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 09:55:22

    Book I would love to receive is Mercy Beaded or Hellforged (couldn’t make up my mind).

    What I want most for Christmas is a new desktop P.C. for our family.

    Thanks!

  32. Emily Bennett
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 10:28:10

    What I want most for Christmas is new carpet for my living room!

    The book I would love to receive is Seer of Sevenwaters. It is such a fantastic series!

  33. Jenica
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 10:38:09

    I’d really like to get a gift certificate to Borders. I can’t wait to get my hands on Rachel Caine’s new release – love this series!

  34. vickyvak
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 11:27:57

    What I would like the most is an eReader! I ‘m dying to get one or maybe a new iPod!

    From the books above I would like Right Hand Magic! It looks great!

    vicky.vak8(at)gmail.com

  35. Lisa R
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 12:08:12

    Coincidentally, I would very much enjoy a Kindle for Christmas.

    I’d like to read “The Soul Mirror.”

    (As an added note, the Kindle 3G+WiFi retails at $189. The Kindle Wifi (no 3G) retails at $139.)

  36. Jennifer Uribe
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 12:43:50

    This may sound lame, but my twins are 3 now and going to preschool. I’ve been dying for some sort of craft from them: a macaroni necklace, a picture frame…Something that I can hide in my drawer and drag out when they are 30 years old.

    I’d love to read Mercy Blade. It looks very interesting!

  37. Ilona F
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 13:54:23

    What I most want is a disaster free Christmas with lots of peace and quiet.

    In fact the quieter the better as I can then spend all my time reading new books. :D

    Would love to read Black Wings. It sounds great.

  38. Rebecca B
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 14:31:49

    Let’s see, the gift I most wanted this Christmas is the DVD of the PBS Masterpiece series “Sherlock.” Love that series.

    The book I would most like to receive is Carol Berg’s The Soul Mirror. I’ve been waiting for it!

  39. Stephanie B
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 15:38:51

    From this list I would like SEER OF SEVENWATERS by Juliet Marillier for myself. Marillier is one of my favorite authors.

    What do I want most this holiday season? An e-reader would be nice! :) However, since I’m in college I’m actually hoping for money that I can spend on misc. stuff I need for the school year. Not very exciting, I know.

  40. Linda B
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 16:16:45

    THEY ALL LOOK WONDERFUL BUT I’D LIKE HELLFORGED PLEASE

  41. Julie
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 16:18:41

    I would most like for Christmas this year, another grandaughter! After a string of grandsons, one daughter has gifted me with a new grandaughter in Nov and my youngest daughter is expecting in May. This will be the 10th grandchild and she goes for a sonogram the 18th so a third grandaughter would be lovely! As for a book, I think I would like to have either of the books that are starting a new series as I would hate to start in the middle of another. So Right Hand Magic or Black Wings please.

  42. Teresa W.
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 16:20:46

    Unseen by Rachel Caine would be my choice, I’m enjoying this series! tWarner419@aol.com

  43. Stephanie C
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 16:34:48

    I would most like to go to Ireland in 2011! The book I would like to try is Black Wings! Thanks

  44. Sue R
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 17:04:40

    I would most like to go to an ereader for Christmas. I would like to read RIGHT HAND MAGIC by Nancy A. Collins. Thank you.

  45. Erin
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 17:07:03

    I would love to go to Ireland!!! The book I would like to receive is Right Hand Magic by Nancy A. Collins

  46. Stacy S
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 17:26:29

    I would love a new dishwasher. Have been needing one for awhile.

    Would like to read Black Wings.

  47. FeB
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 18:06:13

    I would most like a new job for my downsized husband…. The book I would like is The Soul Mirror.
    Thanks!

  48. J
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 18:52:15

    What I most want as a present is Season 5 of Doctor Who, such an amazing finale made me want to see the whole thing through again! The book I’d most like is Seer of Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier, I’ve become completely invested in the Sevenwaters family.

  49. Liz Cranage
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 19:11:33

    What I want most this year is a new desktop PC mine died months ago and I’ve been using my daughters thats in her room. It sucks when she has company because I can’t go in there. And the book I’m most interested in is Geist by Phillipa Ballantine

  50. Grrrly
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 19:16:23

    Present: ipad is at the top of my list, followed by the iphone 4 and the newest ipod touch. are you sensing a theme here? :)

    book: unseen! i need my djinn fix more than ever now that the weather wardens are finished.

  51. Kate L
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 19:18:51

    What I would most like to receive this holiday season is a new TV to replace the crappy one in my apartment.

    The book I am most hoping to receive is The Soul Mirror, by Carol Berg. I love all her books.

  52. Margaret Contard
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 19:20:01

    What I want for Christmas is a new Kindle! Mine is a 1st generation that I got when they first came out and it is wearing out!!!!
    The book I want? “Soul Mirror” by Carol Berg!

  53. April
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 20:56:44

    My deepest, darkest wish for Christmas is for my husband to find a job. There is no present that could outshine that! As for the books, argh! there are too many good ones to choose there! Ok, I’ll have to go with Carol Berg’s Soul Mirror because I’m dying to find out what happens next!

  54. Kimberly C.
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 21:02:04

    For Christmas,I am hoping for an Ipad or a a hefty gift card for Lowes because I’m in the middle of a renovation.

    The book I want: Seer of Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier

  55. Maya M.
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 21:07:57

    I really liked the sound of ‘Dark Griffin’ but lots of the titles are intriguing.

  56. Christie
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 21:52:15

    I'd love a pair of sparkly heels I'm currently lusting after for Christmas. A giftcard to my favorite bookstore would be nice too.

    I'd love a copy of BLACK WINGS by Christina Henry.

  57. Ivy
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 22:05:56

    I’d like for my house to sell so my family can all be together again. Other than that, I can’t think of any one thing I want. Pretty happy w/ whatever I get.

    I’d love RIGHT HAND MAGIC. I loved the Sonja Blue books, they were amazing!

  58. Andi
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 22:12:48

    For Christmas I would love to be out of debt, that would be spectacular.
    As for the book, Right Hand Magic, because the description promised centaurs.

  59. Bonnie
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 22:27:23

    What I want for Christmas is a get-away trip to a Ojo Calliente for R&R. And the book I would love to receive is The Soul Mirror by Carol Berg…I’ve been waiting for this one!

  60. Katherine
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 23:10:54

    I would most like to receive a new vehicle – our old car is dying and we’re trying to finance a new(er) one. So not going to happen! But nice to dream about.

    Black Wings sounds really interesting – I’d like to win it!

  61. Tolouse
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 00:11:18

    The thing I want the most for christmas this year, is actually a Kindle.
    Of thr books, I think I would like the Christina Henry book.

  62. arani
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 06:50:35

    I’d like to get Faith Hunter’s Mercy Blade.
    As for the Holiday Gift, maybe a Miu Miu bag? Or the cute guy at work. Hahaha.

  63. Kira
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 08:55:39

    What I’d like most this Christmas would be an 11 inch macbook air (though that will never happen).

    There are so many great books listed here (most are on my wishlist) but I think I’m most looking forward to BLACK WINGS.

    Happy Holidays!
    -kira

  64. Spav
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 08:56:50

    What I want for Christmas is a laptop.

    I would love to win a copy of Geist.

  65. Jody
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 09:04:24

    I would like both my girls home for Christmas (with no boyfriends attached).

    Hoping for Christina Henry’s new book Black Wings.

  66. Eva / TXBookjunkie
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 09:12:33

    I would like a steam mop for Christmas. Something to really clean my tile and wood floors.

    I’d like Unseen by Rachel Caine.

  67. Elyane
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 09:22:54

    What I want for christmas? Books.

    I would like a copy of MERCY BLADE by Faith Hunter.

  68. Tami
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 09:25:24

    Of the books, I want Carol Berg’s Soul Mirror.

    For Christmas, I have mostly small ticket items like a bunch of books and stuff. I guess maybe a nice DVD/ bluray player.

  69. Barbara Neilon
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 09:26:12

    Would most like to receive any book by Carol Berg to give away to a “new reader” someone who’s never read any of Carol’s books.

    And a new Kindle would certainly be nice. Would use it to introduce the Benedictine monastery to the wonders of Kindle books.

  70. Pati Nagle
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 10:12:10

    Gosh, they all look wonderful!

    The gift I most want is a new pair of sheepskin slippers (old ones worn out). They are so comfy around the house in winter.

    Books: Can’t decide between THE SOUL MIRROR and SEER OF SEVENWATERS. Guess I’m in “s” mode today.

  71. Christiane Johnson
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 10:52:41

    What I really, but really would like is a job, but ? So I will have to settle for a book. I would like to be piked and get BLACK WINGS by Christina Henry ( I saw the word gargoyle mentionnned)…

  72. Grace Fonseca
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 13:32:25

    All those books look so good. The Carol Berg books looks the most interesting to me.

  73. Breiab
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 13:49:18

    What I want most for my Christmas/college Graduation ( I graduate Monday) is an ereader ( Kindle, Nook or Ipad). Its the only thing I have asked for this entire year( for every occasion) but alas I have yet to receive it. Honestly I would probably spend any money I get on a new tv for my hubby since his died a couple of months ago.Out of the books above I am absolutely dying for Mercy Blade by Faith Hunter.

  74. Tasha
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 14:14:18

    I would love a bread maker! Been asking for one for years.

    The Dark Griffin sounds really good to me.

    Thanks to ACE and ROC and DA for having these giveaways!

  75. Has
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 15:08:19

    For Xmas I would really like book vouchers or kindle credit to feed my book addiction.

    The book I really would like to win is Nancy A. Collins Right Hand Magic or Geist by Philippa Ballantine.

  76. Elizabeth Krentz-Wee
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 16:53:17

    The gift I’d like most for Christmas is intangible: a sense of rest & quiet, no expectations.

  77. candy griffin
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 17:38:03

    i would most like something romantic and a total surprise from my husband.

    and i want want want the carol berg ARC. One of the best fantasy authors out there, easily!

  78. Jenny Jeffries
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 17:44:03

    What I’d most like this Christmas is for the day to go smoothly, with more belly laughs than we’ve had in a long time, the occasional song, twinkles in everyone’s eye, and a table spread with plenty of good as well as fancy food. I would LOVE to own a copy of Carol Berg’s Soul Mirror.

  79. lee
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 18:23:48

    What I want most for christmas is a good christmas dinner where my family will eat and pretend to be normal. But I know I am more likely to win a copy of Carol Berg’s Soul Mirror than my wish coming true!

  80. AR
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 18:26:02

    I wouldn’t mind a good caroling session, as I haven’t gone caroling in years. As for the book front, The Dark Griffin sounds interesting.

  81. Diane Sadler
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 18:38:17

    My favorite thing for Christmas is to see the happiness in my children’s eyes when they open their presents and being together for the day.
    I would love to try Unseen by Rachel Caine

  82. WordSpinner
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 18:38:58

    I’m in “stock up on essentials” mode b/c depending on where I get a job this summer, it may be the first time I’m living alone (I go to a residential college), so I’d like a nice set of pots or pans or a sewing machine (I have to hem pants).

    My textbooks books for next semester would also be great.
    Of the above books, I’d most like Mercy Blade. I adored the first two books in the series. I’ll probably give Black Wings a try when it comes out, but I’m definitely getting Mercy Blade.

  83. Ruby
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 18:41:27

    I really want an envelope case from Timbuk2 for my kindle. And Black Wing would be my book of choice.

  84. Diana
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 18:50:19

    Hmmm I’m looking forward to some new clothing for Christmas.

    And I’d love Unseen ;)

  85. Ann
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 19:05:23

    The Soul Mirror is one of the things on top of my Christmas list! I also really want an archeopteryx cast!

    For the contest, I would like to enter for The Soul Mirror by Carol Berg!

  86. maryelainek
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 19:12:01

    My wish is for Immigration to SWIFTLY allow my son’s lovely Brazilian wife to live with him in our wonderful Canada so I can spend more time with her. I’m to ill to travel. More realistically, an IPad would help.
    Carol Berg’s writing deeply moves me, so I’d love a copy of Soul Mirror. My next choice is Seer of Seven Waters…I love Marillier’s books too. Thanks for this opportunity!!!

  87. Jenny Schwartzberg
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 19:21:50

    What I hope for most is probably an iPhone, but it’s not likely…

    I’d love to get a copy of Black Wings. It sounds so intriguing! My second choice is Right Hand Magic, which sounds equally intriguing.

  88. kylie
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 19:26:57

    Being a Manhattanite myself, I would love to read “Right Hand Magic.” As for what I want for the holidays, is it to broad of a wish to have continued good health. More than anything, it is the core to everything. Thanks for holding this contest – it was so hard to choose only one title.

  89. Wenj
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 19:29:17

    For Christmas I would really love a new laptop. And the book I would most like is ‘Black Wings’. I’ve heard absolutely wonderful things about it and can’t wait to read it for myself!

    Happy holidays and thanks for another wonderful contest!!

  90. Liz
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 19:31:38

    The gift I’d most like to receive is a canon 60D camera.

    I’d also love to get a copy of Hellforged. Deadtown was great and I can’t wait to see what happens next.

  91. Courtney
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 19:35:20

    Pull ups, with two toddlers one can never have too many… much like batteries.

    I’d like Mercy Blade.

  92. e_bookpushers
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 20:21:31

    I would most like to be able to spend Christmas with my family (currently stationed in a foreign country and can’t get back). For books I would like Geist by Philippa Ballantine.
    Thanks :)

  93. Mike Welsh
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 20:26:42

    World peace please!

    For books, I want THE SOUL MIRROR by Carol Berg

  94. Erika
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 20:30:29

    What I want for Christmas: to sleep in

    What book I want: The Soul Mirror

  95. Lauren Hunt
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 21:16:01

    Hmmm. I think I would like a winter blanket for my horse(; she always tears hers up.

    The book I would like most would be Black Wings(: Im a sucker for anything that has to do with wings!

    I really hope i win! EEEK!

  96. Pat A
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 21:21:47

    I am hoping for a quick recovery from my thyroid operation. I just found out that I have cancer but it can all be removed and I’ll be fine.

    Please enter me for Right Hand Magic

  97. Danielle Bull
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 21:22:06

    I would most like a new camera. Mine has somehow become broken and I want to make sure I capture the small moments in life.

    Plus there are many books that I would like.

    I would enjoy the Jane Yellowrock book by Faith Hunter

  98. Heather F.
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 21:50:59

    Everyone in my family knows that I love books, they just don’t know which ones to get me, so I’m looking forward to getting bookstore gift cards.

    I would love to win a copy of Christina Henry’s Black Wings. Its on my TBR list.

  99. joslynn
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 22:01:29

    For Christmas I would love a gift card to any bookstore. I have been dying to read Mercy Blade. BTW,this contest is awesome:)

  100. joslynn
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 22:04:01

    For Christmas I would love a giftcard to any bookstore.I have been dying to read Mercy Blade.BTW, this is an awesome contest:)

  101. Kalynn
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 22:07:52

    I really want new black boots to replace the ones I loved and ruined last week, and a bookstore gift card, so I can preorder new releases :)

  102. Myranda
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 22:22:18

    The gift I’d most like to receive this Christmas is an Amazon gift card to feed my Kindle ebook addiction!

    The book I’d most like to win is Black Wings, I’ve been interested in it for a while.

  103. Rhianna (RhiReading)
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 23:03:14

    Though I wouldn’t dare tell my family I’d secretly LOVE to finally get an ebook reader, been leaning toward the Kindle but any would do at this point. lol

    These are all good choices but I think I’d pick Right Hand Magic first. :)

  104. Shelley
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 23:13:25

    This year for Christmas, I would love to be able to say that I have a job after being out of work for 18 months, and struggling hard to survive this past year.

    My book I would love to have is RIGHT HAND MAGIC by Nancy A. Collins, but any of them will be totally awesome.

  105. jeldblue
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 00:56:14

    I would love a Keurig single-serve coffee maker. Mmmm~

    And I’ve been counting down to Faith Hunter’s Mercy Blade for a long time. Fingers crossed! =)

  106. Lorraine from CA
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 01:34:11

    At the top of my wish list this year is
    a new computer.

    I’d love to win a copy of The Soul Mirror by Carol Berg. Thanks for the great contest!

  107. Sabrina @ about happy books
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 01:54:27

    I would love to get Black Wings because it sounds great. And for christmas I would like a pait of Ugg Australia Bailey Buttons because I like warm feet and the shoes look cute.

  108. Erin
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 04:51:43

    I really want a LeCreuset dutch oven!

    I would love to win Black Wings, sounds really cool!

  109. Debbie
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 06:16:18

    What I would most like to get this year is some kind of e-reader. The book I would like is Black Wings by Christina Henry.

  110. Stephanie M. Lorée
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 09:07:54

    For Christmas, all I want is my grandmother to still be here to share the holidays with. She’s 92 and not doing so well.

    I’d like to win Geist. The cover is so beautiful!

  111. Georgia W
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 09:29:00

    Top of my Christmas list is a Kinect for XBox360 – Can’t wait to flail around the living room and call it sport!

    Would love to have Hellforged by Nancy Holzner :)

  112. Elizabeth C
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 09:47:58

    For Christmas I want books off the list I gave my family. Out of the books here I’d like to try Black Wings by Christina Henry

  113. Lindlee
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 09:49:28

    My number one request for Christmas this year is a nice set of kitchen knives. I’ve been cooking more and the ones I have now are *thumbs down*.

    Out of the books listed here, I’d like to try Right Hand Magic by Nancy Collins.

    Merry Christmas!

  114. Jeanette
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 11:14:41

    What I would most like for Christmas is a new TV as ours is dying, and we hope will last until Christmas!

    While all the books listed look like ones I need to add to my “to read” list, MERCY BLADE is the one I want the most. It has been on my “to read” list since she started writing it!

  115. Stephanie Pang
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 11:30:45

    I love reading and could curl up in a chair for hours with a good book. I would very much like to have some borders’ gift vouchers for Christmas.

    The book which I like to read from the books listed above is BLACK WINGS by Christina Henry.

  116. Erika R
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 12:21:59

    I love jewelry, so I’m hoping for a necklace that is also a watch. As for which book I’d like, “Mercy Blade” sounds the most interesting. Thanks for the chance!

  117. Tanya
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 12:36:32

    What I most would like for Christmas is a new lap top…hope my husband sees this.

    The book I would like to receive is BLACK WINGS.

  118. Biki
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 12:45:45

    What I want most this year would be the ipad. I’m not sure why, but I do, lol.

    The book I’d like to receive is Unseen by Rachel Caine

    Thank you!

  119. Lisa Boggs
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 13:33:22

    I would like a Kindle for Christmas actually. Been eyeing for several months.

    I’d love Unseen by Rachel Caine. Love the cover.

    Lisa B
    modokker at yahoo dot com

  120. vipnyc
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 13:49:54

    I most want a new camera and would love to get a copy of Black Wings

  121. Lani Muir
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 16:32:21

    I would love the Vampire Queen series by Joey W. Hill for Christmas…

    I’d love a copy of Black Wings by Christina Henry

  122. Helen E. Gonzalez
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 17:00:18

    Thank You Dear Author for this wondrous opportunity!!!

    What would I like most this season???

    - I would totally love an arc of Nalini’s Singh’s Archangels Consort…. barring that miracle…. A Kindle would be nice.

    Gotta pay my bills though… sigh… maybe next year…. and Heaven knows I am saving my pennies anyways to get Archangel’s Consort next year!!!

    Thanks again and Good Luck to everyone and may you have a blessed Holiday Season and New Year!!!

    If I were to win… I would love to read…:

    -Black Wings by Christina Henry

    Thank You,

    Helen E. G.

  123. Sheryl
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 17:53:21

    I’d most like to receive a Kindle for Christmas, and the book I’d like is “Black Wings” by Christina Henry.

  124. Cyndi
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 17:56:54

    I’ll add my wish for a Kindle to everyone else’s and the book I’m interested in is Right Hand of Magic by Nancy A. Collins.

  125. Rachel
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 18:05:14

    The present I want most this year would be to actually spend the holiday with my family. But with us living so far apart, I know that isn’t going to happen.

    The book I would like to win would be SEER OF SEVENWATERS.

  126. Dana
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 19:47:11

    Ha! What I’d like the most is an ereader so this contest is a double win… the book I’d like is the seer of sevenwater

  127. Rachel Lepper
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 20:06:44

    Hmm, what I would like the most for the season would be gift cards to book stores. ;) One of the hazards of being a college student, most things are just clutter for moving. But the books, I can’t let them go!

    The book I would most like to have would be the Carol Berg book! The first one was a very enjoyable read.

  128. Mariska
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 20:10:07

    I’ve been wanting to have an e-reader :) With a new born baby, it’s difficult for me to read a book, when my other hand holding the baby, and the other one hold a book.

    i’d like to receive Hellforged by Nancy Holzner

  129. Fran
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 22:43:09

    What I’d like to receive most this year is some new legs that don’t give out every time I try to walk long distances (getting old is a killer). Barring that, the book I’d like to get is GEIST by Philippa Ballantine.

  130. CandaceB
    Dec 10, 2010 @ 00:13:45

    What I want most for Christmas is a new camera since mine died while I was on vacation in Scotland. The title I want most is Mercy Blade by Faith Hunter. Thanks for the giveaway.

  131. Shannon C
    Dec 10, 2010 @ 00:15:09

    What I would really like this Christmas is a brand new printer for my computer. The one I currently have is almost ten years old, and I can’t even find ink for it anymore…*sigh*

    The book I would like the most has to be Black Wings by Christina Henry.

  132. Lindsey Ekland
    Dec 10, 2010 @ 04:54:41

    I want a new gas fireplace insert. I also want to read The Soul Mirror by Carol Berg.

  133. Duckie
    Dec 10, 2010 @ 10:32:26

    What I want most this year is my Louis purse :D

    The book I would like to receive is Unseen by Rachael Caine

  134. Gail S.
    Dec 10, 2010 @ 13:01:33

    I’m barely getting in–I’m bad about keeping up with my subscribed blogs. But Yay! I made it!

    What I want most for Christmas is some kind of netbook or maybe an iPad (haven’t done the research) so I can keep up with my e-mail/Internet things when I’m out of town. I don’t have a laptop, but I just want something little…

    And the book I want most is –oh darn. It’s a hard choice between the Carol Berg book and the Rachel Caine one. And the Right Hand Magic book looks good too. But if I have to pick just one–Oooooooh… Okay, UNSEEN by Caine. :)

  135. Ashley V
    Dec 10, 2010 @ 13:39:38

    What I really want is an ipad, though that probably won’t be happening for awhile. The book I’d really like is Black Wings, it sounds interesting.

  136. Carol
    Dec 10, 2010 @ 18:32:09

    What I want most for this Holidays is a better 2011 for all & a job for my bro. In a material aspect.. I want BOOKS!! I have a huge list that really want to read but I can’t afford them all =(

    From the list above really looking forward for: Right Hand Magic by Nancy A. Collins but all look great to me!

  137. scrapper
    Dec 10, 2010 @ 19:37:46

    I have the ipad on my want list! Black Wings by Christina Henry sounds interesting.

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