The Pay It Forward Giveaway Hop, which will take place during the last week of June (June 23rd – June 30th) is inspired by the author Catherine Ryan Hyde (author of Pay it Forward) and is hosted by Roof Beam Reader and Shooting Star Mag.
I love the whole Pay it Forward thing so I wanted to participate in this hop. This is the chance for people to really help get recognition for some books (or things) they really love and don’t feel it has gotten the recognition it deserves.
So for this giveaway I’m giving away a book from a list of books that I think deserve more recognition. One winner can pick one of the following books. It can be an ebook or a finished copy but it has to be available to you (and $15 or less). If you live outside the US it’s possible that some of these books aren’t available to you. If you’re the winner we can figure that out. If you are an international winner your prize can be an ebook or a book from The Book Depository. If you’re in the US it may come from various sources. Note: At the time of typing this up ALL books are available at The Book Depository in paperback.
Nalena Maxwell has been branded ‘The Waste’ at her new school, due to her mom’s obsessive paper hoarding. Nalena desperately wants something to change in her life, but when she receives a sign (and it’s the wrong dang one) inviting her into a mysterious, ancient community, too much changes. What she knew of her family, what she thought of her life and what she believed about her future, is no longer applicable. Seventeen years worth of family skeletons come crashing into Nalena’s life and it is the boy…the one that smiles at her like he wants to hear everything she’ll ever say…that already knows her powerful secrets. But it is only Nalena that can choose between protecting the life that is already crumbling beneath her feet and the one that might sacrifice everything she could ever have.
Waterfall or any of the books in the River of Time series. This is my most recommended series, I tell everyone to read it!
What do you do when your knight in shining armor lives, literally, in a different world?
Most American teenagers want a vacation in Italy, but the Betarrini sisters have spent every summer of their lives among the romantic hills with their archaelogist parents. Stuck among the rubble of the medieval castles in rural Tuscany, on yet another hot, dusty archaeological site, Gabi and Lia are bored out of their minds…until Gabi places her hand atop a handprint in an ancient tomb and finds herself in fourteenth-century Italy. And worse yet, in the middle of a fierce battle between knights of two opposing forces.
Suddenly Gabi’s summer in Italy is much, much more interesting.
Fated is one urban fantasy that just hasn’t quite gotten all the attention it deserves. If you’ve already read Fated you may pick Cursed (book 2) instead. This is an adult series and you must be 16 or older to win.
Alex Verus is part of a world hidden in plain sight, running a magic shop in London. And while Alex’s own powers aren’t as showy as some mages, he does have the advantage of foreseeing the possible future–allowing him to pull off operations that have a million-to-one-chance of success.
But when Alex is approached by multiple factions to crack open a relic from a long-ago mage war, he knows that whatever’s inside must be beyond powerful. And thanks to his abilities, Alex can predict that by taking the job, his odds of survival are about to go from slim to none…
Kushiel’s Dart or any of the books in the series. This is my all time most favorite series EVER. There are 3 trilogies and if you’ve started them already you can pick whichever book you want. But this is the first one. Just be warned, this is very adult, and you must be 18 to win this one. It’s also not for those who are squeamish as there’s quite a bit of everything. Fighting, gore, sex- the whole lot. But this is EPIC. This series has gone far and beyond any other fantasy series I’ve read. Whether you win or not, read it! (This first book is a bit hard to get into, but stick with it because it gets good. But the second and third are when things REALLY get EPIC!)
The land of Terre d’Ange is a place of unsurpassing beauty and grace. It is said that angels found the land and saw it was good…and the ensuing race that rose from the seed of angels and men live by one simple rule: Love as thou wilt.
Phèdre nó Delaunay is a young woman who was born with a scarlet mote in her left eye. Sold into indentured servitude as a child, her bond is purchased by Anafiel Delaunay, a nobleman with very a special mission…and the first one to recognize who and what she is: one pricked by Kushiel’s Dart, chosen to forever experience pain and pleasure as one.
Phèdre is trained equally in the courtly arts and the talents of the bedchamber, but, above all, the ability to observe, remember, and analyze. Almost as talented a spy as she is courtesan, Phèdre stumbles upon a plot that threatens the very foundations of her homeland. Treachery sets her on her path; love and honor goad her further. And in the doing, it will take her to the edge of despair…and beyond. Hateful friend, loving enemy, beloved assassin; they can all wear the same glittering mask in this world, and Phèdre will get but one chance to save all that she holds dear.
Set in a world of cunning poets, deadly courtiers, heroic traitors, and a truly Machiavellian villainess, this is a novel of grandeur, luxuriance, sacrifice, betrayal, and deeply laid conspiracies. Not since Dune has there been an epic on the scale of Kushiel’s Dart-a massive tale about the violent death of an old age, and the birth of a new.