Thursday, June 10, 2010

Time to Share Giveway

Thursday, June 10, 2010
I have some books to share with three lucky followers.  All you have to do is  fill out the form below and let me know which book you are interested in. Giveaway ends June 24 and is open to all. Winners will be chosen by

This is an autograph copy

Daniel has spent centuries falling in love with the same girl. Life after life, crossing continents and dynasties, he and Sophia (despite her changing name and form) have been drawn together-and he remembers it all. Daniel has the memory, the ability to recall past lives and recognize souls of those he's previously known. It is a gift and a curse. For all the times that he and Sophia have been drawn together throughout history, they have also been torn painfully, fatally, apart. A love always too short. 

Interwoven through Sophia and Daniel's unfolding present day relationship are glimpses of their expansive history together. From 552 Asia Minor to 1918 England and 1972 Virginia, the two souls share a long and sometimes torturous path of seeking each other time and time again. But just when young Sophia (now Lucy in the present) finally begins to awaken to the secret of their shared past, to understand the true reason for the strength of their attraction, the mysterious force that has always torn them apart reappears. Ultimately, they must come to understand what stands in the way of their love if they are ever to spend a lifetime together.

We are such stuff as dreams are made on.

Act Two, Scene One

Growing up in the enchanted Theatre Illuminata, Beatrice Shakespeare Smith learned everything about every play ever written. She knew the Players and their parts, but she didn't know that she, too, had magic. Now, she is the Mistress of Revels, the Teller of Tales, and determined to follow her stars. She is ready for the outside world.


But the outside world soon proves more topsy-turvy than any stage production. Bertie can make things happen by writing them, but outside the protective walls of the Theatre, nothing goes as planned. And her magic cannot help her make a decision between--
Nate: Her suave and swashbuckling pirate, now in mortal peril.
Ariel: A brooding, yet seductive, air spirit whose true motives remain unclear.

When Nate is kidnapped and taken prisoner by the Sea Goddess, only Bertie can free him. She and her fairy sidekicks embark on a journey aboard the Theatre's caravan, using Bertie's word magic to guide them. Along the way, they collect a sneak-thief, who has in his possession something most valuable, and meet The Mysterious Stranger, Bertie's father--and the creator of the scrimshaw medallion. Bertie's dreams are haunted by Nate, whose love for Bertie is keeping him alive, but in the daytime, it's Ariel who is tantalizingly close, and the one she is falling for. Who does Bertie love the most? And will her magic be powerful enough to save her once she enters the Sea Goddess's lair? (Publisher's comments form Powell's Books)


On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein, a girl at the periphery of schoolyard games and her distracted parents’ attention, bites into her mother's homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift: she can taste her mother's emotions in the cake. She discovers this gift to her horror, for her mother — her cheerful, good-with-crafts, can-do mother — tastes of despair and desperation. Suddenly, and for the rest of her life, food becomes a peril and a threat to Rose.

The curse her gift has bestowed is the secret knowledge all families keep hidden — her mother's life outside the home, her father's detachment, her brother's clash with the world. Yet as Rose grows up she learns to harness her gift and becomes aware that there are secrets even her taste buds cannot discern.


Josette said...

Wonderful choice of books! I'd love to read Perchance to Dream - love the cover! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

Mardel said...

All three books look interesting. I would have picked My name is memory, because I like reincarnation, or past lives stories, but then The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake jumped out at me. I see a bit Like Water for Chocolate in the synopsis, though I'm sure it's original. Makes me want to read it though.

Elie said...

thanks for the chance to win one of these great books.

Mrs. DeRaps said...

I've heard a lot about the Ann Basheres book. Thanks for the giveaway!

Natalie (Mindful Musings) said...

Ooo...these look great! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

*drools over Perchance to Dream* No one will want it now, mwahaha! Thanks for the awesome contest. :D

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

*drools over Perchance to Dream* No one will want it now, mwahaha! Thanks for the awesome contest. :D

Christina T said...

Great giveaway. I actually want to read all of these :)

Thanks for having the contest!

Bianca said...

I have PTD and when I saw My Name is Memory I was so happy because it's been on my wishlist for a while, but then I saw the last book which I've never heard of before and it sounds freakin' amazing! So, I picked that.

Aleksandra said...

Thanks for this great giveaway!

ibeeeg said...

This is a great giveaway. It was hard to choose which one to try for. Thanks for the chance to win The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake.

Giada M said...

Thank you for this great giveaway! All these books sounds great!

Alessandra said...

Great giveaway, thanks!

Shweta said...

Such an awesome giveaway Jan. Thanks for hosting this..

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