Friday, December 10, 2010

GIVEAWAY: On the Tenth Day of Christmas...

My True Love Gave to Me...
... Ten Lords a-Leaping...

and I'm giving away...
A novel about the Russian ballet

When she decides to auction her remarkable jewelry collection, Nina Revskaya, once a great star of the Bolshoi Ballet, believes she has drawn a curtain on her past. Instead, the former ballerina finds herself overwhelmed by memories of her homeland and of the events--both glorious and heartbreaking--that changed the course of her life half a century before.

It was in Russia that she discovered the magic of the theater; that she fell in love with the poet Viktor Elsin; that she and her dearest companions--Gersh, a dangerously irreverent composer, and the exquisite Vera, Nina's closest friend--became victims of Stalinist aggression; that a terrible discovery led to a deadly act of betrayal--and to an ingenious escape that eventually brought her to the city of Boston.

Nina has hidden her dark secrets for half a lifetime. But two people will not let the past rest: Drew Brooks, an inquisitive young associate director at the Boston auction house; and Grigori Solodin, a Russian professor who believes that a unique set of amber jewels may hold the key to his own ambiguous past. Together these unlikely partners find themselves unraveling a literary mystery whose answers will hold life-changing consequences for them all.

This is another debut novel I really enjoyed this year.
If you'd like to read my review, Click Here.

So here's the deal: To celebrate the spirit of the season and my first blogoversary, I'm hosting twelve days of giveaways! Everyday from December 1st through the 12th I'm featuring a different giveaway. Then on the 13th I'll select a name at random from all of the entries received for the grand prize: a Kobo e-reader!

Want to win this advance copy of Russian Winter? You have 24 hours to enter. Simply leave a comment with an email address before 8a.m. EST tomorrow. Every entry counts toward the grand prize and you can enter everyday! Want more chances to win the e-reader?

                    Follow me = 1 extra entry
                    Follow me on facebook = 1 extra entry
                    Post this giveaway on your blog = 2 extra entries

Please list your entries earned when you leave a comment, and if you've posted about the Giveaway, please leave a link to your blog. Also, please let me know if you don't want to be entered in the drawing for the e-reader. My apologies to my international friends, but this giveaway is open only to U.S. residents.

This giveaway is closed and the winner has been selected. But don't worry, you can still enter today's giveaway!


  1. This won is on my WL! Count me in!!
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    Kelsey O.
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  2. This book sounds like a great one!
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  3. Love the cover on this one and its on my WL.

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  4. I read your review and this sounds so mysterious!
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  5. You have offered lots of great sounding books the past several days, but today's book is one that has been on my wish list for some time. What a super giveaway. Thanks

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  6. This sounds like a great book. Count me in!

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