Sunday, October 23, 2011

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop: Stop #130


Reading Lark is very excited to be participating in this fun giveaway hop hosted by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer and The Diary of a Bookworm. We are stop #130 on this hop. Contest runs October 24-October 31. We will announce the Reading Lark winners on November 2. 

 Tons of great blogs are participating in this hop, so be sure to check out what's being given away at each blog. You have a ton of chances to win some really great books! Most importantly...have fun! 

 Here at Reading Lark, we are giving away four spooky reads. (That means FOUR winners!) 

**Please note that the cover art may be different on the copy the winner receives.**

Giveaway #1: Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
* Note: This book was such a hit during our Banned Books Giveaway that we decided to offer up another copy.

Vivian Gandillon relishes the change, the sweet, fierce ache that carries her from girl to wolf. At sixteen, she is beautiful and strong, and all the young wolves are on her tail. But Vivian still grieves for her dead father; her pack remains leaderless and in disarray, and she feels lost in the suburbs of Maryland. She longs for a normal life. But what is normal for a werewolf?
Then Vivian falls in love with a human, a meat-boy. Aiden is kind and gentle, a welcome relief from the squabbling pack. He's fascinated by magic, and Vivian longs to reveal herself to him. Surely he would understand her and delight in the wonder of her dual nature, not fear her as an ordinary human would.

Vivian's divided loyalties are strained further when a brutal murder threatens to expose the pack. Moving between two worlds, she does not seem to belong in either. What is she really—human or beast? Which tastes sweeter—blood or chocolate?

Giveaway #2: World War Z by Max Brooks
“The end was near.” —Voices from the Zombie War
The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time.World War Z is the result. Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror, and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance, that gripped human society through the plague years.
Ranging from the now infamous village of New Dachang in the United Federation of China, where the epidemiological trail began with the twelve-year-old Patient Zero, to the unnamed northern forests where untold numbers sought a terrible and temporary refuge in the cold, to the United States of Southern Africa, where the Redeker Plan provided hope for humanity at an unspeakable price, to the west-of-the-Rockies redoubt where the North American tide finally started to turn, this invaluable chronicle reflects the full scope and duration of the Zombie War.
Most of all, the book captures with haunting immediacy the human dimension of this epochal event. Facing the often raw and vivid nature of these personal accounts requires a degree of courage on the part of the reader, but the effort is invaluable because, as Mr. Brooks says in his introduction, “By excluding the human factor, aren’t we risking the kind of personal detachment from history that may, heaven forbid, lead us one day to repeat it? And in the end, isn’t the human factor the only true difference between us and the enemy we now refer to as ‘the living dead’?”

Giveaway #3: Working Stiff by Rachel Caine

Bryn Davis knows working at Fairview Mortuary isn't the most glamorous career choice, but at least it offers stable employment--until she discovers her bosses using a drug that resurrects the clientele as part of an extortion racket. Now, Bryn faces being terminated--literally, and with extreme prejudice. 

With the help of corporate double-agent Patrick McCallister, Bryn has a chance to take down the bigger problem--pharmaceutical company Pharmadene, which treats death as the ultimate corporate loyalty program. She'd better do it fast, before she becomes a zombie slave--a real working stiff. She'd be better off dead...


Giveaway #4: One Grave at a Time (Night Huntress #6) by Jeaniene Frost

Having narrowly averted an (under)world war, Cat Crawfield wants nothing more than a little downtime with her vampire husband, Bones. Unfortunately, her gift from New Orleans' voodoo queen just keeps on giving--leading to a personal favor that sends them into battle once again, this time against a villainous spirit. 

Centuries ago, Heinrich Kramer was a witch hunter. Now, every All Hallows Eve, he takes physical form to torture innocent women before burning them alive. This year, however, a determined Cat and Bones must risk all to send him back to the other side of eternity--forever. But how do you kill a killer who's already long dead?


To Enter:

~You must be a Reading Lark follower
~ You must be at least 13 years old for Giveaways 1 & 2
~ You must be at least 18 years old for Giveaway 3 & 4
~You must live in the U. S. or Canada
~You must complete the form


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7 comments:

  1. Hey girls its been awhile since I stopped by , hope all is good. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. Nice to see you, BLHmistress. We have missed your visits. I'll have to pop over to your blog soon. Best of luck in the giveaway. :)

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  3. Thank you so much for this chance in entering your giveaway!! and Thank you for being a part of the the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop!! Happy Halloween =)
    Don't forget to have your Jack-o-Lanterns out to keep the spirits away!!


    GFC Follower: SpadesHighReads

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  4. Awesome giveaway, I read Blood&Chocolate before when I checked it out from the library and really enjoyed it. I would love to own my own copy though. :)

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung
    susanhaugland@att.net

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  5. definitely only hitting blogs I already follow via my gfc reader feed cause that hop ....looking at the list alone makes me feel a nose bleed coming on
    Pabkins @ Mission to Read

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  6. Those are some great prize choices. I would love to win any of them!! Thanks so much.

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway, and Happy Halloween!

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