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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Upcoming Penguin books + give away

Here are 4 new releases from Penguin I received. I want to share the love. One winner will get their choice. Open to everyone.

Fated (an Alex Verus Novel)
Release: February 28, 2012

Alex Verus is a diviner, able to see the future. This is impressive to most people but less so to other mages, who can do things like throw fire, disintegrate things, and fly. Right now Alex has a problem – a site’s been discovered containing an ancient and powerful relic, and lots of people are looking for a diviner to open it, including a trio of dark mages, a faction of the Council with an agenda of their own, and a shadowy figure out of Alex’s past, all of whom are looking to recruit, press-gang, or kill Alex, not necessarily in that order.
As if that’s not enough, Alex has to take care of his would-be apprentice, who has some connection to the relic which is making her a target as well . . . and who also just happens to carry a curse that’ll kill anyone who gets too close, assuming the mages hunting her don’t do it first. His allies are an air elemental with the memory of a goldfish and a creature living under Hampstead Heath that would make most people run screaming.
Sometimes seeing the future isn’t as fun as it sounds.
Buy: amazon
You can read the first chapter here
next books in the series:
Cursed (May 29, 2012)
Taken (TBA)

How to be Death (Calliope Reaper-Jones novel)
release: February 28, 2012

All Calliope Reaper-Jones ever wanted out of life was a fabulous job in New York City and a really hot boyfriend. But now, she's the brand-new President of Death, Inc. With the Board of Death breathing down her neck and her dad's copy of How to be Death (A Fully Annotated Guide) unopened, Callie's really feeling the tension. And when the guide book is stolen at a fancy formal dinner, Callie has to figure out how to be the boss--before the powers held within the book get out and destroy humanity forever...

Buy: amazon
previous books:
Death's Daughter (book #1)
Cat's Claw (book #2)
Serpent's Storm (book #3)

Doubletake (Cal Leandros Novel)
releases: March 6, 2012

Half-human/half-monster Cal Leandros knows that family is a pain. But now that pain belongs to his half-brother, Niko. Niko's shady father is in town, and he needs a big favor. Even worse is the reunion being held by the devious Puck race-including the Leandros' friend, Robin- featuring a lottery that no Puck wants to win. As Cal tries to keep both Niko and Robin from paying the ultimate price for their kin, a horrific reminder from Cal's own past arrives to remind him that blood is thicker than water-and that's why it's so much more fun to spill.

Buy: amazon
previous books:
Nightlife (book #1)
Moonshine (book #2)
Madhouse (book #3)
Deathwish (book #4)
Roadkill (book #5)
Blackout(book #6)

Black Howl (A Black Wings Novel)
releases: February 28, 2012
Something is wrong with the souls of Chicago's dead. Ghosts are walking the streets, and Agent of Death Madeline Black's exasperating boss wants her to figure out why. And while work is bad enough, Maddy has a plethora of personal problems too. Now that Gabriel has been assigned as her thrall, their relationship has hit an impasse. At least her sleazy ex-fiance Nathaniel is out of the picture--or so she thinks...
Buy: amazon
previous books:
Black Wings (book #1)
Black Night (book #2)

Winners choice of one of these new releases!
1. Leave a way to contact you in the comments
2. If you had to eat the same food for dinner for a whole year, what would it be? (random, yes. but I am hungry)
*Double entry for followers
Ends February 23rd


  1. Interesting set of books. They look like great reads. If I had to eat the same food all the time, I am not sure what I would pick. Potato chips maybe. debby236 at gmail dot com

  2. Hm, not an easy choice... maybe pizza, that way I could cheat and have it varied :-) but if not then maybe Nasi Goreng (Thai fried rice with grilled chicken and vegetables).

    I'm a follower.

    Thank you for the generous giveaway! :-D

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

  3. Thanks for the great giveaway! I'd have to say that if I could cheat like Stella, I'd pick either pizza or Chinese since they have such variety :)

    I follow by GFC and email


  4. Thanks for the giveaway! I would eat rice and bean, add a little hot sauce, cherizo and some banana pepper rings and I am good!


  5. Rice, that way I could add ingredients and spices to make it different so I wouldn't get tired of it. I love red beans and rice so I'd probably be eating that a lot.

    GFC as seriousreader

    seriousreader at live dot com

  6. Thank you for the awesome giveaway! :) Umm If I had to eat the same thing every day for a year I guess it would have to be ummmmmm a steak and chipotle chicken burrito from my fave restaurant... I'll be the size of a small house once the year is up but hey that's the price you pay for good food ;) lol

    GFC Follower - Shrouded Heart


  7. What a great selection! You find the BEST books!

    Food... I'd eat Mexican food -- not the Taco Bell stuff but the authentic dishes I got to sample in Barra de Navidad. Simple but good.

  8. I would totally eat potatoes, I could eat them all day everyday!

    Jess @ Taking It One Book


  9. Chicken - we already eat it most days as it's so versatile and healthy :D

    Longtime follower :D

    felinewyvern at googlemail dot com

  10. It would easily be pizza. I probably eat it too much as it is, but I could easily eat it every single day without complaint. Well, my bathroom scale would complain.


  11. Great bunch of books, I'd love any of them. If I had to eat the same food for dinner every day, I would have to choose something healthy, or I'd be huge at the end of the year. So I'd say turkey, green beans, and my favorite-cheese and crackers.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  12. Thanks for the giveaway! Pizza we eat it alot anyway. I follow by email.

  13. fried rice
    Thanks for the giveaway.


  14. great group of books. And I'd have to say mexican food. That way I oculd change the spices and seasoning and would get different tastes.
    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com
    I follow too.

  15. Awesome books! If I could only have one food for dinner for the rest of my life I would have to say pizza and cottage cheese! Or just cottage cheese! I love cottage cheese lol
    Great giveaway!!
    Ashley A

  16. Oh dang! Why can't I enter????? lol These look pretty amazing. :)

  17. Sign me up for Fated
    And I'd eat Caesar Salad with potato because just chocolate would be a bit unhealthy I think.


  18. I would eat Ribs (smoked and BBQ'd Kansas Style) everyday for an entire year---probably longer. I know they really are not healthy but man they sure are good!

    I am a loyal follower GFC:Kristina Parmenter (as well as email)


  19. I would eat Mexican food. I love it. Thanks for the giveaway.
    GFC follower CrystalGB

  20. The books all look good! Hmmm...Jimmy John's #12...turkey, tomatoe, cheese, lettuce, guacamole, alfala I'm hungry..

    I follow! baaa

  21. Same food for a year gosh...I think chinese food. I love Chinese food.

    GFC follower: Jet

  22. Tough choice to make. I would go with avocados! I've been eating tons of them lately.

    GFC follower

  23. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    gfc: mirela_8923

  24. Defintiely pizza! (New York pizza!!!)

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

  25. It would be pizza

  26. NOODLES!!!!! as a true fan of noodles, i love it in it's many form. seriously, you just can't do wrong with it, you can deep fry it and put some sauce on it, stir fry it, boiled it. yummmmmmyyyyyy

    i'm a follower

  27. contest closed and the winner is: Beverley eating Jimmy John's #12...turkey, tomatoe, cheese, lettuce, guacamole, alfala sprouts! thanks for entering and following :)

  28. Wow, thank you for the giveaway! It would certainly be floating islands. I could eat it every day! :)

    +1 for being a follower as mikki-mano

    Thanks again,

  29. Hmm, I think that I would eat chicken fajitas for supper for a whole year if I had to. It's delicious and healthy, with all of the main food groups! Lol.

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  30. I would eat pizza every day, especially if my mum makes it - it's always fantastic!

    I'm also a follower (keti).
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  31. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd eat fried rice, because I kind of feel like it at the moment, and it has a variety of things in it.

    GFC - JessS