Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Want to know what can happen even when you're spastic and ridiculous? (Something I possibly know firsthand because I'm walking proof?)

Authors can be generous enough to offer up swag and a free signed (and personalized!) copy of a book for a tiny blog's giveaway.

Even when the blogger is clearly certifiable and possibly shouldn't be allowed out of the house without supervision.



How cool is that?!

Credit goes to the wonderful Jana Oliver, who so sweetly put up with my inane babbling, banana brain, giddy fan girl enthusiasm (all the above, really), and who just so happens to be the author of my new favourite Young Adult Urban Fantasy series—The Demon Trappers.

This is no hyperbole. The Demon Trappers has skyrocketed into my list of bookshelf staples—it's smart, sweet, and (most importantly) feels fresh in a genre that has a lot of repetitiveness. (See my review of The Demon Trapper's Daughter here.)

Riley stole my heart with her badassness (totally a word). And then Beck did, too, possibly even more.

True story: When I saw Jana at JordanCon 2013 I told her that if he ever showed up on my doorstep I'd most definitely run away with Beck, the endearing redneck—but no worries, I'd already warned my hubby, so it was all cool on the home front.

Her reply was to say I needed to get in line.


Want to know what else? Jana Oliver has a brand spanking new ebook out available on Kindle, Kobo, and Nook, called Tangled Souls. (I've bought it, but I haven't read it yet, so shh with the spoilers, you.) Go check it out, it's only $2.99 CAD—and let me tell you, this lady is a solid storyteller. I figure we're all guaranteed to be entertained.

Okay. So. For this giveaway... hm... 

Since I fell in love with Denver Beck, I think that to be entered into this giveaway everyone needs to mention a literary hero (or heroine) they've enjoyed so much they were smitten.

Who would you love to run away with if they showed up on your doorstep?

C'mon, who's your favourite? Everybody's got one. Dish!

It's mandatory to comment to be entered into the draw, but you can earn optional bonus entries, too. One for liking Lannis on Facebook, and more for Tweeting the giveaway on Twitter.

And Twitter's fun—you can earn multiple giveaway entries by Tweeting once each day of the contest, if you're so inclined.

(Be sure to comment below, then go through the widget to Like the Facebook page, and Tweet for entries to count towards the giveaway.)

What's the prize?

Well, it's some cool Demon Trapper's swag and a copy of the first book of the Demon Trapper's series—The Demon Trapper's Daughter—signed and personalized by Jana Oliver herself.

Full disclosure: that's actually my book—Jana will personalize a copy for the winner once the giveaway closes.

Pretty sweet, am I right?

(I'm excited just thinking about it.)

You've got from now until midnight on Wednesday, June 26th to enter! Have at 'er, kids!

(Here's hoping this fancy pants Rafflecopter widget works...)

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  1. Rebecca Grove-FosterJune 12, 2013 at 8:33 AM

    uh...I didn't figure out how to comment int he widget. it *said* I commented...but I didn't. I've never actually fallen for a character. I Have stopped reading books before they end so they never did. I think my problem is I have no visual imagination when I read. I certainly get lost in a book and look up and realize I've missed my stop. I sobbed out loud, on transit.

  2. Ah, I looking at the widget (now that it's live and I can figure out how it works with Disqus) I see it's an honour system for the commenting part, but the Tweeting and Facebook page liking have to happen through it... cool cool, good to know. You're good Becca, no worries. On this end I can see you've entered. :)

  3. I've updated the post to (hopefully) be clearer, now that I can see what's going on. :)

  4. I've been looking for new reading material and your recommendation makes me want to read it.

  5. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this series!! And Jana is just an all-around AWESOME person!!

  6. I've read a lot of good books lately, but I don't think I'd ever fall for a literary hero and want to run away with them, since to me the best part about reading is envisioning yourself as the hero. All the best authors can make you feel like you're inside the character's head. That's not really what you wanted to hear though, so I guess the character I squeed over most recently was Loup Garron from Jacqueline Carey's Santa Olivia (and Saints Astray).

  7. I want to run away to Kate Daniels world actually. It's crazy but awesome at the same time.

  8. Holly Allison HenegarJune 12, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    I would definitely run away with Beck. And if I couldn't have Beck then I would run away with Sam or Cole from Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver series or Patch from Becca Fitzpatrick's HushHush series. They're all sooo great!

  9. I would run away with Jace from mortal instruments or Tucker from Unearthly

  10. Too many to name! But ASH from The Iron Fey series would be awesome :D Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

  11. PnrurbfantasyreviewsJune 12, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    Bones from The Night Huntress Series!!

  12. Strange as it may sound, the Witch from Wicked...and maybe Mr Darcy from Pride and Prejudice.

  13. Bones from The Night Huntress Series!! HAWT!!


  14. Ben from Academy of the fallen