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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Dark Swan: Storm Born Issue #3 + Give Away

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Storm Born Issue #3

Writer(s): Richelle Mead, Grant Alter
Artist Name(s): Dave Hamann 
Cover Artist(s): Dave Hamann, Jennyson Rosero
Page Count: 32, Full Color

“Eugenie Markham never asked for any of this. Until now, she’s been content with her job as a freelance shaman, battling and banishing Otherworldly creatures.
When a prophecy suddenly makes her the Otherworld’s most popular bachelorette, Eugenie finds herself fighting off unwanted supernatural suitors, as well as the evils that begin emerging from her past…”- Dark Swan: Storm Born

I love this graphic novel because it is funny, sexy and action-packed. In my reviews of Issue #1 & #2 I mentioned all the smexy men, and guess what? We meet yet another one! He is one of the Gentry, did I mention my weakness for Fae? <G>. And as always the artwork colors pop and the facial expressions and body language speak volumes.

Incentive cover
This issue picks up where the last one left off, instead of going into a flashback or skipping forward. Eugenie has summoned up the three quirky spirits she has bound to her. She needs to go into the ‘Otherworld’ in her flesh body and wants their help to find King Aeson, a Gentry King, who has kidnapped a young girl from the mortal world.

The three spirits are a funny bunch; Volusian is a powerful, but evil spirit that often tells Eugenie he is going to kill her as soon as he can break free from her. Nandi is a Zulu woman who was killed for being a witch and Eugenie has promised to give her peace after three years of service. Understandably, Nandi is full of gloom and doom. A real Debbie Downer <G>. And then there is Finn, a pixie-looking man who isn’t bound to Eugenie like the others, he just likes to hang around.

Eugenie and her team head into the ‘Otherworld’ to find King Dorian (here is the smexy man I mentioned earlier). He is King Aeson’s enemy and Eugenie hopes he will help them rescue the mortal girl out of spite, if nothing else. King Dorian is both arrogant and flirty with long red hair and looks smokin' in his Puss in Boots get up. He can’t help Eugenie directly, but gives her a guide to lead her to Aeson’s castle. When Eugenie and her team arrive at Aeson's there is an action packed bloody fight because Eugenie and company have been lured into a trap.

Action-packed, snark, smexy men and evil doers with pictures (did I mention smexy men?). This comic is all that and a bag of chips! Sea Lion Books was kind enough to provide the first 6 pages of Issue #3 for your pleasure! You can see 6 pages of Issue #2 here.

5 “Rock’n the Green Cape” Sheep!

SS (edited by BAK)

Give Away:
Sea Lion Books has offered a copy of Issue #1 and #2

1. Tell me if you read graphic novels. If you do, what is your favorite?
2. leave a way to contact you and if you are a follower (followers get double entry)
Contest ends Sept 10 at Midnight

Sea Lion Books LLC is a newly established publishing house which specializes in all formats-hardcover, trade paperback, and mass market in urban fantasy, paranormal, and young adult genres. Sea Lion Books LLC's recent roster of authors include: International Bestselling author, Paulo Coelho, New York Times Bestselling authors Richelle Mead, Richard A. Knaak and more to be announced.
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  1. if this is international I'd like to enter.

    I read lots of graphic novels. My favourite is a Belgian series: Blake & Mortimer. I also love things like Blacksad, Skydoll and comics like Sandman and The Books of Magic.


  2. Thanks for the giveaway ! I'm very curious to read this book ! thanks for the review.
    I really like to read graphic novels, it's always interesting, I think my favorite is the anita blake graphic novels.

    I'm a follower : Melliane


  3. Awesome Giveaway! I've read a few graphic novels. Mainly I read the ones that are based on books I like to read. So far my favorite would have to be another Richelle Mead. The Vampire Academy Graphic novel was great!


  4. sweet! i usually only read graphic novels relating to books i read (laurell k hamilton, jim butcher, patricia briggs).. used to read comics but had to give that up
    (and i follow.. Baaa!!)

  5. The artwork looks great! And what a high rating. Wow! Can I enter to win too? lol Or would that be cheating....

  6. I do but mostly manga.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    New follower. Really love the blog.
    I have giveaways going on too.

    Back to the Books Giveaway Hop

  7. It's been a while since I read a graphic novel. I obviously should start up again. Fabulous giveaway.

    GFC: Mary Preston


  8. OMG! I love this Graphic novel I totally agree with you many thanks for sharing and posting this great giveaway ^_^

    GFC: kimyunalesca


  9. I do read graphic novels, but they're manga most of the time. Would love to be entered for this giveaway if it's open to Canadian residents as well.


  10. I have only read one graphic novel and it was from a long time series I had been following. I could not get into it, I think because I have followed the series for so long. I would like to try with something I am not already familiar with to give it another try. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity and fun today :)
    GFC Denise Zaky


  11. I do read graphic novels. I have a few I own. Many are adaptions from author's novels like Laurell K Hamilton, Jim Butcher or Dean Koontz. I think its interesting to see the characters pulled out of text and drawn into full color. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.
    GFC: LadyVampire2u

    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

  12. The only graphic novel I've read is Witch and Wizard: Return to Shadowland by James Patterson, and I really enjoyed it! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book :D

    GFC: Julie Witt

    jwitt33 at live dot com

  13. Thank you for the giveaway! I love graphic novels. I tried to ask the guy at the comic book store for this series and I got this massively confused look.

    jbronderblogs at aol dot com
    gfc - jbronderblogs

  14. Thanks and yes I love graphic novels, X-men and superheros, my kids love Captain Underpants and I love the fact that they want to read them compared to books with only words. lisapeters at yahoo dot com and I follow on Twitter as Cenneidigh thanks

  15. i dont read graphic novels but both my brother and partner do i would love to win them and give them a go as i love the swan series

    twitter follower madsheepno1
    gfc jenny needham
    facebook jenny needham

  16. I'm hope I'm not late. Not sure with time difference. Yes,I read a few of graphic novel, but I always love manga style rather than american style. My favorite graphic novel is Mercy Thompson's Homecoming by Patricia Brigss

    Blog follower : Ren

    sawamura_foxman AT yahoo DOT com

  17. Contest is closed. Will announce the winner Monday! Thanks for everyone who entered. This is a really fun graphic novel. I will have more to give out in the future!

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