MFT Giveaway: Pirates Giveaway! Open Internationally!

Hello all you lovely people!  My Favorite Things is winding down with only one week left of new posts.  It’s been a lovely time with you all and I would say it’s been a huge success!  

Now before historical fiction week ends I have a giveaway for you lovelies who love pirates.  Who doesn’t love pirates?!  They can be good, evil, hot, handsome… the list goes on.  Some of my favorite books have pirates in them and so I’m very excited to give some you the chance to read some of these wonderful books.  

There will be two winners.  One is US only and is for a copy of Steel by Carrie Vaughn.  This book was provided by HarperTeen for Giveaway.  The second winner is open internationally and is for a book of your choice from those I’ll list below or a book of your choice with pirates in it.  

Sixteen-year-old Jill has fought in dozens of fencing tournaments, but she has never held a sharpened blade. When she finds a corroded sword piece on a Caribbean beach, she is instantly intrigued and pockets it as her own personal treasure. The broken tip holds secrets, though, and it transports Jill through time to the deck of a pirate ship. Stranded in the past and surrounded by strangers, she is forced to sign on as crew. But a pirate’s life is bloody and brief, and as Jill learns about the dark magic that brought her there, she forms a desperate scheme to get homeβ€”one that risks everything in a duel to the death with a villainous pirate captain. Time travel, swordplay, and romance combine in an original high-seas adventure from New York Times bestseller Carrie Vaughn.

This series is absolutely fabulous, I highly recommend it to anyone. If this is the one you’d pick your welcome to choose any from the series if you have already begun the series or own a few.

Life as a ship’s boy aboard HMS Dolphin is a dream come true for Jacky Faber. Gone are the days of scavenging for food and fighting for survival on the streets of eighteenth-century London. Instead, Jacky is becoming a skilled and respected sailor as the crew pursues pirates on the high seas.There’s only one problem: Jacky is a girl. And she will have to use every bit of her spirit, wit, and courage to keep the crew from discovering her secret. This could be the adventure of her life–if only she doesn’t get caught. . . .

This is my all time favorite series and you are welcome to pick from any books in the series if you have already started the series or own some of the books.  This is only available to those 18 or older though, sorry! It’s not a series for everyone, only for the open minded.

“Born with a scarlet mote in her left eye, Phedre no Delaunay is sold into indentured servitude as a child. When her bond is purchased by an enigmatic nobleman, she is trained in history, theology, politics, foreign languages, the arts of pleasure. And above all, the ability to observe, remember, and analyze. Exquisite courtesan, talented spy…and unlikely heroine. But when Phedre stumbles upon a plot that threatens her homeland, Terre d’Ange, she has no choice.” “Betrayed into captivity in the barbarous northland of Skaldia and accompanied only by a disdainful young warrior-priest, Phedre makes a harrowing escape and an even more harrowing journey to return to her people and deliver a warning of the impending invasion. And that proves only the first step in a quest that will take her to the edge of despair and beyond.” “Phedre no Delaunay is the woman who holds the keys to her realms’s deadly secrets, and whose courage will decide the very future of her world.”

In the late seventeenth century, famed teenage pirate Emer Morrisey was on the cusp of escaping the pirate life with her one true love and unfathomable riches when she was slain and cursed with “the dust of one hundred dogs,” dooming her to one hundred lives as a dog before returning to a human body-with her memories intact.
Now she’s a contemporary American teenager and all she needs is a shovel and a ride to Jamaica.

I know there are many more amazing books with pirates but my mind is drawing a blank.  If you have another book with pirates in it in mind I’m willing to order that for you instead of these.  

The Giveaway:

One person with a US address will win Steel by Carrie Vaughn.
One person will win the book of their choice with pirates in it.  Open Internationally to where The Book Depository Ships.
Must be 13 or older to enter.
Ends July 5th, 2011.

To Enter:

Leave a comment with the following information.
Are you US or INT?
Do you wish to enter to win Steel by Carrie Vaughn (if you’re US) or only the book of your choice with pirates in it?
Do you have a favorite pirate book?  And/or What do you love about reading about pirates?
Leave contact info.

This is just one giveaway of this great event!  For the schedule of The Favorite Things event check out the schedule post.  And make sure you head over to My Bookish Ways to see what she has going on today as well!
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  1. Argh! Pirates are awesome, thanks a ton for the giveaway! I’m US, and I’d like to enter both.
    I love reading about pirates because it’s such a unique premise, and you can go pretty much anywhere with the idea. Dogs, time-travelers, whatever! There’s so much world-building to it, too. And you can’t forget the sword fights πŸ˜‰
    I haven’t read too many, but Steel was amazing.
    Thanks again, matey!

  2. I don’t know that I’ve ever read a pirate book before. Maybe when I was a kid? I really liked the Pirates of the Caribbean movies though.

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’d love to win Steel.


  3. I’m an international blogger and I LOVE to read about pirates (maybe because in some ways I feel like a pirate myself :P).
    I would love to win a book about pirates! Thank you for this chance! πŸ˜€
    My favorite pirate book is I Pirati della Malesia by Emilio Salgari (Sandokan!*_*).
    I also love the pirate code! πŸ˜€

    Giada M.

    fabgiada (at) gmail (dot) com

  4. +JMJ+

    Hi, Candace! What a great idea for a giveaway. =D

    My favourite pirate book is still Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson! =D You can’t go wrong with the classics, aye? What I love about pirates as villains (or heck, even as anti-heroes) is the guarantee of a great adventure at sea, twice the amount of danger one usually finds, and all sorts of secrets and treasure!

    I’m international, so I have to go for a piratey book of my choice! Thanks for this chance. =)


  5. Shiver me timbers!

    I’ve read the Kushiel books and loved the pirates in there – also the Robin Hobb Liveship Traders books had a great pirate character – I love re-reading those stories!

    However, filmwise you can’t beat Muppets Treasure Island!! :-)

    I’m international so piratey book draw please!
    Thanks! :)


  6. I’m in the US and would love to be entered to win Steel.
    Sadly enough I have never read a pirate book but I would love to fix that!
    Thanks for the giveaway

  7. I am in the US and would love to win
    Steel by Carrie Vaughn.

    I am not sure I have a favorite pirate book, though I believe I have read a couple very good romance ones. By Sands I think :)

    robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

  8. U.S. :) I would only like to enter of the pirate book of choice as I have already read Steel.
    My favorite pirate book has to be The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini. (It has nothing to do with the Errol Flynn movie, despite what some people think.)

    Thank you for the fun giveaway!


  9. I am not from the US, so I am entering for the book of with pirates in it. Actually, I have never read anything with pirates in it… Then it’s gonna be the first time.

    Thank you for the giveaway.


  10. I had no idea that Steel was about pirates! I would so love a chance to win it. I’m from the US. :)

    I actually have a few books that have pirates that I have enjoyed reading. The Bloody Jack books by L.A. Meyer and Pirates by Celia Rees, I just love love the characters and setting of them. I’m sure I have read more, but can’t seem to think of them at the moment.

    Thanks for the great giveaway. :)

    The Haunting of Orhcid Forsythia

  11. I love pirates!!!

    *US resident
    *Love to be entered to win Steel by Carrie Vaughn
    *I haven’t read too many pirate books but recently read The Twisted Tale of Stormy Gale and loved it!!! It counts!! I love their carefree attitude and awesome clothes..haha

  12. US! And I would totally enjoy a copy of Steel. : ) I haven’t caught up to the Kitty series, but Carrie Vaughn was one of my first UF authors. Love her!

    I love the swords! I love pirate swords and the boats and that they travel to far away places… the pillaging thing isn’t as awesome, but I like to imagine they go on adventures (yes, a little like Capt. Jack Sparrow!) and do less of the whole stealing thing, lol.

    ambience.of.rain {at}

  13. I’m in Canada, so International, but I would love to get a copy of Steel from the Book Depository…is that allowed? lol If it isn’t, I’d be happy with other Pirate books. I haven’t ever read a Pirate book to be honest, but they sound awesome, and I like pirates, so I think I’d like them. πŸ˜› haha

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway. πŸ˜€

  14. Thanks for the chance to win! I’d like to win a book of my choice with pirates in it. I’m INT. I don’t have any favorite pirate book so far but it always sounds so exciting and romantic …

  15. I’m INT!

    I don’t have a favorite pirate book!
    I love reading about them because they’re fearless and can be really funny!!

    aluisanorte AT uol DOT com DOT br

  16. Ohh I have been wanting to read Steel, so count me in for Steel.
    Fav pirate book would have to be…. The original Treasure Island. I love the classics to start with.

    terilhack at yahoo dot com

  17. Wow, what a giveaway hon. Thank you so much. I am US, but to be honest any of these would be great. I would like either Steel by Carrie Vaughn or Bloody Jack (#1) by L.A. Meyer. I don;t think I have ever read anything about pirates. This is definitely new to me, I would love to try though. I added the other ones you mentioned as well although Kushiel’s Dart seems risky (read some reviews), still I will check it out. Thank you so much hon :)

    drharleyquinn87 (at) gmail (dot) com


    I would choose Steel by Carrie Vaughn from the list. I actually can’t recall reading any pirate books in recent years. I will be looking for all those on your list.


  19. I’m US & I’d love to win Steel, but if I had a choice, I’d prefer A.S. King’s novel. (LOVED Vera Dietz)

    I haven’t read many pirate novels thus far, but growing up with a day who celebrates International Talk Like a Pirate Day, even when teaching a college class means I’m definitely a lover of all things Pirate! :)

    basicallyamazingbooks [at]

  20. I’m international! Would love to win myself a pirate book! πŸ˜‰
    I don’t know if I’ve ever read one before but I think they’re great because they’re so unique and rare!
    Thanks for this great giveaway!

  21. USA =) I love reading about the daring and devious tricks and lives of pirates (even the downsides). Would love to win either book :) Thank you so much! edysicereamlover18ATgmailDOTcom GFC Krystal Larson

  22. I’m US. I’d love to win Steel by Carrie Vaughn.
    I’ve read many pirate books over the years, but the only one I can think of right now is The Iron Duke – he was a former pirate.
    I love reading about pirates because they had lots of adventure on the high seas, and lived by their own rules, not the authorities. It seems like they had a lot more fun than the so-called good guys. And of course, in pirate books, they usually really are the good guys.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  23. I’m in the US.

    I’d like to win Steel.

    I don’t have a favorite pirate book as I haven’t read many.

    email_ourlittlehouse at yahoo dot com

  24. I’m international.
    I’d love to win a book of my choice.

    I like pirate books because they usually have an alpha male character who’s the pirate captain. sigh…bad boys…who doesn’t love them…


  25. Hey there, thanks for the giveaway.

    1. INT.
    2. Book of my choice is Steel, although I’m not from US.
    3. Do you have a favorite pirate book? And/or What do you love about reading about pirates?
    I rarely read pirate books but would love to start now.


  26. US
    Would love the chance to win either. Steele sounds great and I have been meaning to get around to reading the Kushiel series as it sounds great and has great reviews.

    My favorite pirate book is Gentle Rogue by Johanna Lindsey!

  27. I am INT.

    I haven’t read a pirate themed book in quite a while so please enter me in the giveaway.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  28. I’m international, and I wanna read both Bloody Jack and the Dust of 100 dogs but if I had to choose, I would like The Dust of 100 Dogs.
    I don’t read many books about pirates at the moment but my favourite pirates books would have to be Pirates! by Celia Rees :) I love the action and adventure involved with pirates and because you don’t get many real pirates in todays society, it just makes pirates that much more special! :)

  29. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I’m US.

    I would like Steel, but I’m waiting for the results of a giveaway for The Price of Freedom by AC Crispin, A Pirates of the Caribbean novel. If I don’t win that, I would probably substitute it for Steel.

    As much as I love pirates, I haven’t read that many pirate books. I have read Bloody Jack and quite liked it though. It’s the swordfights I think.

    GFC follower SarahSparrow

    captainsarahsparrow at hotmail dot com

  30. I’m from US
    Please enter me to win Steel
    I can’t think of a pirate book that I’ve read but like the idea of a whole group of people together coming up with their own rules and community.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  31. I would love to win a copy of Steel! And if not that, I’m sure I could find a good pirate book I would want!

    I am a US resident.
    I love pirate books because pirates are so irreverent! They don’t follow any of the regular rules, but they have their own code of honor that they live by. And for some reason, every pirate captain in a book is extremely sexy! Hmm, imagine that! My favorite pirate book of the moment is a children’s book that I just won over on VVB32 called The Ballad of the Pirate Queens, by Jane Yolen. I love to read it to my son, and he loves to hear it!

    Thanks for a great giveaway:) Argh, matey! (Yes, I did go there!!)

    jwitt33 at live dot com

  32. USA
    Steel would be great!
    I haven’t read anything with pirates in it. I think they’re terribly fascinating. I’ve always wanted to be one!

    GFC follower

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  33. I am in the US and I would love to check on the pirate book.

    I can’t say that I’ve ever read about pirates that I can remember, so I have yet to have a favorite.

    But what I love about pirates is the way they dress and they’re carefree lifestyle….it helps that they’re usually hot too.

    aliciacald at gmail dot com

  34. I’m International. πŸ˜‰

    I can only recall reading one book with pirates in it – Kushiel’s Chosen by Jacqueline Carey, so I can’t say I have a favorite pirate book. But I love the Kushiel books! =D

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    catarina_romeira at hotmail dot com

  35. The books all sound so good. I have read the Carey series, loved it. I haven’t really read any specific pirate books tho. I do love pirates at the local ren faire! I would love to win Steel.
    I’m in the US
    Artesia at comcast dot net

  36. I’m international!

    I would like to get the book from BD :) and my favorite pirates books is the Vampirates series by Justin Somper! πŸ˜€


  37. -I’m in the U.S.

    I would love to be entered into Steel. But all of those books look really interesting! :] Go Pirates!

    I’ve never read a pirate book before, so Steel would be my first. I have seen Pirates of the Caribbean, which made me start to like pirates. Jack Sparrow is a pretty hot pirate! There is absolutely nothing wrong with falling in love with a hot lying pirate. πŸ˜€


  38. I’m international and my pick is a book of choice with pirates in it (not sure which yet).

    My fav pirate’s book? Does Peter Pan count? I mean, come on Capt. Hook is cool *lol*.

    danaan at gmx dot at

  39. I’m in the US, and would love to win Steel or another pirate book. I LOVE Dust of 100 Dogs. I really want to read the Price of Freedom, that new novel based on the character of Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean. It’s a real tome! :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  40. I’m US, and I’d like to enter to win Steel.

    My favorite pirate book is called To Catch a Pirate. It’s a totally ridiculous, no-way-could-that-happen YA pirate romance, and I love it. All the adventure and rulebreaking and wild frontier of the ocean are so exciting.

    whatinabox at gmail dot com

  41. I don’t have a favorite pirate book; haven’t tried them out yet. Steel sounds interesting though! Would like to give the genre a try.

    I’m US and would like to win Steel by Carrie Vaughn.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    candicerjames (at) gmail (dot) com

  42. My favorite pirate book is Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.
    My grandfather read it to me when I were a kid.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  43. Awesome themed giveaway about pirates!

    I’m US.

    I wish to enter to win Steel by Carrie Vaughn.

    I don’t have a favorite pirate book b/c I don’t recall reading one, but I do love watching Pirates of the Caribbean! Oh, oh, I do love Peter Pan which does have Captain Hook as a pirate!!!


  44. I’m in the US and would love to win Steel. I love reading about pirates and one of my favorite books is THE PIRATE LORD by Jeffries. Thanks for the giveaway.

  45. I am in the US. I would love to be entered in both drawings please.

    I enjoy swashbuckling tales and I think it all started with Treasure Island. Of course the POC ride at Disneyland has always been a favorite :)

    Thanks so much for the great giveaways,
    onebookshy at yahoo dot com

  46. I’m in the US.
    I would love to win Steel!
    I don’t even know if I have read a book about pirates, but pirates are awesome. Sword fighting is pretty sweet!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  47. Are you US or INT? US
    I’d like to win Steel.
    Do you have a favorite pirate book? No, I don’t have a favorite pirate book…yet.
    And/or What do you love about reading about pirates? Adventure!!!

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

  48. i live in the us.
    i would love to win Steel by Carrie Vaughn.
    i dont have a favorite pirate book. ive read very few of them and i cant think of a book. thank you for the awesome giveaway!

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