As promised, although late, here’s the first 4th Blogoversary giveaway!

Two winners will each receive an ARC of QUEEN OF THE DEAD (The Ghost and the Goth, #2) by Stacey Kade.

Read my reviews of The Ghost and the Goth.   I apparently haven’t reviewed Queen of the Dead yet but it was great! Loved it!

Rules
  • Entries:
    • Initial entry:
      •  any blog comment. (Be sure to put your email address in the comment form, not in your comment!)
    • Extra entries:
      • Follow The Cozy Reader via Google Friend Connect or RSS and say so in a SEPARATE comment
      • Tweet – use the retweet feature at the bottom! – provide direct link in a SEPARATE comment
  • Entrants must be at least 13 years of age.
  • Shipping is to US and Canada only, sorry!
  • Ends midnight, 11/09/11 Eastern time.
  • Winner will be announced 11/10/11 and will have 48 hours to respond with shipping info.
Additional Open Giveaways
  1. Giveaway: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen Book and DVD Bundle– Ends 11/03/11
  2. Trailer and Giveaway: Destined (House of Night, #9) by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast – Ends 11/03/11
  3. Giveaway: ATLAS SHRUGGED: PART 1 DVD – Ends 11/03/11
  4. Blog Tour & Giveaway: Drink Deep (Chicagoland Vampires, #5) by Chloe Neill – Ends 11/03/11
  5. Giveaway: Straw House, Wood House, Brick House, Blow by Daniel Nayeri – Ends 11/09
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First off, November 1 may be my new favorite day of the year! So many awesome new releases in books today!

This post is dedicated on one of my most favorite adult paranormal/urban fantasy series about some kick ass vampires! The Chicagoland Vampires series stars Merit who weilds a katana and serves her maker, leige, Master vampire Ethan Sullivan as Sential of Cadogan House.

I gave the very first book in this series, Some Girls Bite, the ballsy award. It was an amazing book that looked at how a new born vampire, Merit, joins the ranks of the Cadogan House and kicks just about everyones ass on the way to, basically, 3rd in command. I highly recommend this series. Check out my reviews:

Some Girls Bite

Friday Night Bites (no official review)

Twice Bitten

Hard Bitten (no official review — MAJOR cliffhanger!)

My copy of Drink Deep will be awaiting me on my porch when I get home this evening, along with my copies of Crossed by Ally Condie and Reckoning by Lili St. Crow!

Giveaway

To celebrate today’s release of Drink Deep I will personally be ordering a copy for one of my readers! I will buy it in either paperback or eBook (Nook, Kindle, Kobo) as long as the price is comparable to other retailers. I will also ship internationally from The Book Depository!

Rules
  • One entry per person via 1 blog comment. (Be sure to put your email address in the comment form, not in your comment!)
  • Entrants must be at least 13 years of age.
  • Shipping internationally via The Book Depository’s ship to list only!
  • Ends midnight, 11/03/11 Eastern time.
  • Winner will be announced 11/04/11 and will have 48 hours to respond with shipping info.

Happy November 1st!

Additional Open Giveaways:
  1. Giveaway: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen Book and DVD Bundle – Ends 11/03/11
  2. Trailer and Giveaway: Destined (House of Night, #9) by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast – Ends 11/03/11
  3. Giveaway: ATLAS SHRUGGED: PART 1 DVD – Ends 11/03/11

 

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Win a book/DVD bundle of WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, out on Blu-ray and DVD November 1!

Based on Sara Gruen’s epic novel about forbidden love, and directed by critically acclaimed filmmaker Francis Lawrence (Constantine), WATER FOR ELEPHANTS stars Robert Pattinson as Jacob, a man devastated by the sudden death of his parents at the height of The Depression. When Jacob abandons his veterinary studies and stows away on a train carrying circus performers, his life is changed forever. Hired as a veterinarian to care for the circus’ animals, Jacob is temporarily filled with the promise of an exciting life that comes with a traveling circus troupe.

However, as he falls in love with the star of the show, Marlena (Reese Witherspoon), they become prey to the circus’s owner, Marlena’s abusive husband August (Christoph Waltz). With their love on the line, the circus begins to crumble from within, and Jacob and Marlena come to a crossroads that will forever change their destiny.

Giveaway

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St. Martin’s Griffin, via Zeitghost Media, has another great trailer and giveaway for a series I’m pretty far behind on reading! I have the books but just haven’t dedicated any time to read them! :(

Destined (House of Night) by P. C. Cast

336 pages, St. Martin’s Griffin, (2011-10-25)

$9.48 (Amazon.com)

Check out the trailer for the newest release, Destined, which was released yesterday.

I can’t believe this series is up to book 9! Goodness! If you haven’t read this series yet, now is your chance to get in on it!

About Destined

"…Zoey is finally home where she belongs, safe with her Guardian Warrior, Stark, by her side, and preparing to face off against Neferet – which would be a whole lot easier if the High Counsel saw the ex-High Priestess for what she really is. Kalona has released his hold on Rephaim, and, through Nyx’s gift of a human form, Rephaim and Stevie Rae are finally able to be together – if he can truly walk the path of the Goddess and stay free of his father’s shadow…"

HouseofNightSeries.com

Giveaway

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WHO IS JOHN GALT?

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Win a DVD copy of ATLAS SHRUGGED: PART I, out on November 8th

Powerful forces trigger a global revolution when the highly anticipated film adaptation of Ayn Rand’s bestselling novel, ATLAS SHRUGGED: PART I, emerges on Blu-ray and DVD November 8. The first installment in a planned trilogy, ATLAS SHRUGGED: PART I uses a talented cast to explore themes of individualism, socialism, and anarchy.

In 2016, the country is on the verge of economic collapse. Dagny Taggart (Taylor Schilling, “Mercy”) runs one of the largest remaining railroads despite her inept CEO brother, James (Matthew Marsden, Resident Evil: Extinction). To save the railroad from financial ruin, Dagny seeks out entrepreneurial industrialist, Henry Rearden (Grant Bowler, “True Blood”), whose super-strength metal alloy holds the promise of the future.

As government interference continues and the country’s most competent and productive workers systematically disappear, Dagny refuses to give up. As she bears witness to seeing the motor of the world stopped, Dagny increasingly hears people reciting: Who is John Galt?

Giveaway

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Break Away (Away, Book 1) by Tatiana Vila

ebook, Smashwords, (2011-10-10)

$0.99 (Amazon.com) (ebook)

A new release for Tatiana Vila! Just yesterday this released. I received my review copy today and am so excited to offer one of my readers a chance to win a copy for yourself! This giveaway is for one ebook coupon for Break Away via Smashwords!

Summary (Goodreads)

Ice Queen. That’s what everyone calls Dafne at school. The girl with the striking looks of a Raven Princess but whose cold-steeled touch freezes everyone in her way. Her reputation works for her and she even likes it. People don’t mess with her—except for her sister’s infuriatingly handsome boyfriend, Ian, who loves pushing her subzero temper to its limits.

Life in Berryford is flowing exactly as she wants it—no drama, no boy trying to get into her pants—until she starts noticing odd, glazed-eyed students everywhere. Something weird is happening and, unusual enough for her, she needs to find out why. But when people start falling into a coma with no reason, among them Dafne’s sister, she decides to take the matter in her hands, because if her intuition is right, this isn’t something doctors or virologists can fight. This is something…more.

With frustration and guilt leading her way, and Ian forcing himself to her side, Dafne will step onto a road that’ll open her eyes to why ignorance is bliss, why hate is so close to love, and why our imagination might be the most dangerous weapon ever known.

That first paragraph had me and I wanted to start reading this asap! Alas, I will have to wait to read this so I can finish a few other books for tours I have scheduled. :( Boo hiss!

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My Life Undecided by Jessica Brody

320 pages, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), (2011-06-07)

$11.96 (Amazon.com)

The lovely folks at Zeitghost Media have another awesome trailer and giveaway combo!

What an interesting synopsis for this book! Would you put your fate into the hands of blog readers?

Summary (Goodreads)

PLEASE READ THIS! MY LIFE DEPENDS ON IT!
Okay, maybe that was a bit melodramatic, but I’m sorry, I’m feeling a bit melodramatic at the moment.
Here’s the deal. My name is Brooklyn Pierce, I’m fifteen years old, and I am decisionally challenged. Seriously, I can’t remember the last good decision I made. I can remember plenty of crappy ones though. Including that party I threw when my parents were out of town that accidentally burned down a model home. Yeah, not my finest moment, for sure.
But see, that’s why I started a blog. To enlist readers to make my decisions for me. That’s right. I gave up. Threw in the towel. I let someone else be the one to decide which book I read for English. Or whether or not I accepted an invitation to join the debate team from that cute-in-a-dorky-sort-of-way guy who gave me the Heimlich Maneuver in the cafeteria. (Note to self: Chew the melon before swallowing it.) I even let them decide who I dated!
Well, it turns out there are some things in life you simply can’t choose or have chosen for you—like who you fall in love with. And now everything’s more screwed up than ever.
But don’t take my word for it, read the book and decide for yourself. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll scream in frustration. Or maybe that’s just me. After all, it’s my life.

Trailer

More Links

Website with latest news, book excerpts, blog and the chance to win a signed copy:

http://www.jessicabrody.com/index.html

"My Life Undecided" website, inspired by the book:

Would you put your fate into the hands of blog readers? http://mylifeundecided.com/

See Jessica Brody on tour now:

https://www.facebook.com/penfataletour

Giveaway

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Dreamland (Riley Bloom) by Alyson Noël

224 pages, Square Fish, (2011-09-13)

$7.99 (Amazon.com)

Macmillan has released the trailer for Dreamland by Alyson Noël’s third installment to her Riley Bloom series. I personally am not an Alyson Noël fan but I couldn’t say no to passing on the info as well as hosting the giveaway for my readers.

Enjoy the trailer and good luck with the giveaway!

About "Dreamland":

"Riley’s finding that the afterlife can be a lonely place when all you do is focus on work. So she goes to the place where dreams happen, hoping to find a way to contact her sister, Ever. She meets the director, who tells her about the two ways to send dreams. As a Dream Jumper, a person can jump into a dreamer’s dream, share a message, and participate. As a Dreamweaver, an entire dream can be created in a studio and sent to the dreamer. But Dreamweaving was outlawed decades ago, and the studio was boarded up. Thinking it’s her only way to reach out to her sister, Riley goes in search of the old studio. There she finds a ghost boy, who’s been creating and sending nightmares to people for years. In order to stop him and reach out to Ever, Riley is going to have to confront and overcome her own fears."

Alyson Noël continues the bestselling story of Riley Bloom as she learns how dreams are made and tries to make contact with her sister, Ever.

Trailer

More Links!

Macmillan page for Alyson Noël:  http://us.macmillan.com/author/alysonnoel

Become a Facebook fan: http://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlysonNoel

Website: http://www.alysonnoel.com/

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All These Things I’ve Done (Birthright) by Gabrielle Zevin

368 pages, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), (2011-09-06)

$11.55 (Amazon.com)

Macmillan has released the trailer for Gabrielle Zavin’s new release, All These Things I’ve Done, which released today!

Trailer

About All These Things I’ve Done (Goodreads)

"In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty.think she’s to blame. Suddenly, Anya finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight–at school, in the news, and most importantly, within her mafia family."

Gabrielle Zevin introduces readers to an unforgettable teenage heroine in a groundbreaking new series, starting with "All These Things I’ve Done".

Tour

Gabrielle will be on tour this Fall! See her Facebook page for details.

Giveaway

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Hades (Halo #2) by Alexandra Adornetto

432 pages, Feiwel & Friends, (2011-08-30)

$10.58 (Amazon.com)

Macmillan has released the trailer for Alexandra Adornetto’s second book in the Halo series, Hades!

Trailer

I have a copy of Halo but haven’t read it yet. I will be pushing it towards the top of my TBR pile.

About Hades (Goodreads)

"Heaven Help Her.

Bethany Church is an angel sent to Earth to keep dark forces at bay. Falling in love was never part of her mission, but the bond between Beth and her mortal boyfriend, Xavier Woods, is undeniably strong. But even Xavier?s love, and the care of her archangel siblings, Gabriel and Ivy, can?t keep Beth from being tricked into a motorcycle ride that ends up in Hell. There, the demon Jake Thorn bargains for Beth?s release back to Earth. But what he asks of her will destroy her, and quite possibly, her loved ones, as well."

The story that Alexandra Adornetto built in her bestselling debut, Halo, comes alive in action-packed and unexpected ways, as angels battle demons, and the power of love is put to the test.

Tour

Alexandra will be on tour this fall. Head over to Facebook for more information.

Giveaway

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