Friday, December 3, 2010

GIVEAWAY: On the Third Day of Christmas...

My True Love Gave to Me...
...Three French Hens...

and I'm giving away...
A novel that takes place in France

The daughter of a paper-maker in a small French village in the year 1320 — mute from birth and forced to shun normal society — young Auda finds solace and escape in the wonder of the written word. Believed to be cursed by those who embrace ignorance and superstition, Auda's very survival is a testament to the strength of her spirit.

But this is an age of Inquisition and intolerance, when difference and defiance are punishable "sins" and new ideas are considered damnable heresy. When darkness descends upon her world, Auda — newly grown to womanhood — is forced to flee, setting off on a remarkable quest to discover love and a new sense of self . . . and to reclaim her heritage and the small glory of her father's art.

I was super impressed with this debut novel, featuring a very original story centered around a very different kind of heroine. Click here if you'd like to read my review.

One of my favorite authors, Sharon Kay Penman, calls Watermark: "A powerful novel about the destructive forces unleashed by ignorance and superstition. Readers will care deeply for the courageous Auda."

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 a trade paperback copy of Watermark? You have 24 hours to enter. Simply leave a comment with an email address before 7a.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. we go again..LOL..I am a faithful follower and now I like your facebook page also! Thanks for another awesome giveaway!

    +1 Follower
    +1 Facebook fan (Kelsey Opsahl)


    Kelsey O.

  2. An endorsement from Sharon Kay Penman really gets my attention. I'd love to read Watermark.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    +1 Follower


  3. Hi There!
    Thanks for the follow and the visit! I'm your newest follower! I love your blog!

  4. Hi! thanks for visiting my blog. Couple things:
    1- I LOVE your background
    2-"Let them Read Books"=great name!
    3-I'm now following you
    Have a great weekend :)

  5. Wow, okay, I completely forgot to enter in my last this is my entering comment :)
    I'm following you and I'm following you on facebook
    Total entries=2
    Watermark looks soooooooo good.

  6. I love reading about this time period and I enjoyed your review.
    Please enter me in the contest.
    I am a blog follower. Thank you.
    d.septer at

  7. I would love to have this copy of Watermark on my bookshelf and reading list, wow!

    Comment entry plus GFC and Facebook extra entries equals--3 entries!

    Please feel free to add your book giveaways to my B-Y-G-B December linky list at Ruthi Reads!

  8. Thanks for dropping by my blog~~

    1 entry please.

    Sniffly Kitty
    Sniffly Kitty's Mostly Books

  9. I'm a follower. =)

    tiredwkids at live dot com

  10. Pretty blog!

    +1 for following.

  11. I am a total Francophile and would love to read this one. I'm an old follower :)

    HPelkey1982 at yahoo dot com

  12. This sounds like a really good book. I love new authors.

    I'm a follower.
    I liked you on Facebook

    autumn.crochet (at)

  13. Oooo, this one sounds good. I'd love to win it. My email is blogginboutbooks AT gmail DOT COM.

    Glad to have found you via the Hop!

  14. I'm a follower (of course)
    I can't believe I somehow missed yesterday's giveaway. So bummed, but congrats Kelsey.

    bitsyblingbooks (at) gmail (dot) com


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