"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." —J. R. R. Tolkien

Monday, November 01, 2010


So I totally gushed over this book the other day, and guess what? Today I have a copy to give away. Thank you a million to Tracy Barrett, the fabulous author and my agent-sister, for offering up a copy of

KING OF ITHAKA by Tracy Barrett (Henry Holt & Co., September 2010)

I adore this book, and you guys will, too!

Check out this awesome book trailer...

From Amazon:

Telemachos has a comfortable life on his small island of Ithaka, where his mother Penelopeia keeps the peace even though the land has been without its king, his father Odysseus, since the Trojan War began many years ago.

But now the people are demanding a new king, unless Telemachos can find Odysseus and bring him home. With only a mysterious prophecy to guide him, Telemachos sets off over sea and desert in search of the father he has never known.

Source of Book: From author

For your chance to win this book, all you need to do is:

1) Follow this blog
2) Follow The Texas Sweethearts blog
3) Comment on this blog post

For extra entries:

1) Blog about this contest and leave a comment telling me
2) Tweet about this contest and leave a comment telling me

And make sure you leave me a way to get in contact with you when you win!

The contest will run through midnight on Friday, November 12, 2010!

And don't forget:

Spot THE NECROPOLIS and win the first two books!


Rebecca Herman said...

please enter me

rebecca191 at aol.com

Misha said...

I'd love to enter if this is International.
I follow both the blogs

Vivien said...

+1 comment
+1 follower
+1 texas follower

Another great giveaway! You're amazing. This book looks great.

Vivien said...

forgot email :)
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Sophia said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
1) Follow this blog
2) Follow The Texas Sweethearts blog
3) Comment on this blog post

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Sophia said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/Adidaswbm/status/29430710464

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Ricki said...

I follow both blogs. I love historical fiction from this time period.

Sherrie Petersen said...

That cover is incredible. Please enter me!

sablelexi said...

Please enter me, I'm a follower of both.

jlynettes @ hotmail . com

Rebecca Gomez said...

I'd love to win!

Cielo Azul said...

Count me please!

I follow both blogs :)




throuthehaze said...

Count me in please! I follow both blogs
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Miriam Forster said...

I'm so in!

mrs.which said...

Please put my name in the hat! I follow both blogs.

mrs.which (at) gmail.com

Llehn said...

I follow both blogs.


Martina Boone said...

Hey P.J.! We blogged and tweeted, and of course we follow both :) Tracy was a doll when we interviewed her when this book released. Would love to win it!

Thanks so much for all your generosity!

graffkidlit at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I follow both blogs!

kopsahl48 AT gmail DOT com

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Awesome! Thanks, Tracy. I am a follower of both blogs! :-)

Michelle at Clover Hill Book Reviews said...

Wow, I love that cover! I'm a follower already on both blogs.

Jen Bigheart said...

I'm in (and a follower of both blogs). Thx! jenbigheart (at) yahoo.com

Jen @ I Read Banned Books.

Giada M. said...

This book sounds great! Thank you for this chance! :D
I follow both blogs.

Giada M.

fabgiada (at) gmail (dot) com

Jennifer said...

I'm a follower. +1
Follow Texas Sweethearts +1

King of Ithika sounds fascinating and the trailer is awesome.

Thanks for the giveaway.

BookNoise at gmail dot com

Lauren M said...

I haven't heard much about this book, but it definitely sounds unique! Thanks for the giveaway!

+1 comment
+1 follower
+1 texas follower
+1 tweet: http://twitter.com/renkellym2/status/29496100724

Lauren M said...

Whoops, I forgot my email.

justpeachy36 said...

Please enter me in the giveaway.

I am a follower of both blogs.


Tore923 said...

I am a follower of both blogs. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Asenath said...

I follow both blogs.

That book trailer was pretty good--I want to show it to my students as an example of something they could do.


Myranda said...

Count me in please!
I follow both blogs.


Chelsea said...

I would love to win! I already follow both blogs, and here are my links to the blog post and tweet:

Blog: http://chelseafought.blogspot.com/2010/11/awesome-giveaways.html

Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/chelseafought/status/29532527705

Thank you!

Contact: cmfought(at)gmail(dot)com

EVA SB said...

I love Greek mythology/history. Please count me in.

I follow both blogs
I tweeted


Cass said...

Thanks for the contest! I'm kind of interested in this, for some odd reason. It must be this "other world" vibe that's totally going on here. :P

+1 comment
+1 follower
+1 texas follower

Total: 3

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buddyt said...

I would like to be entered if the giveaway is open worldwide.


Carol T

I am a Follower via GFC
I Follow the Texas Sweethearts vua GFC.

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

Aik said...

1) Follow this blog
2) Follow The Texas Sweethearts blog
3) I'd love to enter!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I tweeted:


aikychien at yahoo dot com

Gaby G said...

Please enter me!

Follower of both blogs

magabygc@ gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in this contest.

1. I follow Roots in Myth
2. I follow the Texas Sweethart blog.
3. comment-I would love to read about Telemachos' journey.
4. I tweeted:

Carolee888 http://pjhoover.blogspot.com/2010/11/king-of-ithaka-giveaway.html? See above link for 'King of Itaka' giveaway.


Jasmine1485 said...

I'm following both of your blogs as Jasmine1485

Kate1485 at hotmail.com

-petit said...

Greeks! :D This books seems to be nice :D

Follower: -petit

Anonymous said...

I follow both blogs!
I tweeted: http://twitter.com/KailiaSage/status/1813491522478080

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Renee G said...

I follow both blogs as Renee G on GFC and would love to win.

Laura H. said...

Thanks for another great giveaway!

GFC follower.

Follow The TX Sweethearts blog via GFC.

Tweeted giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/MamaHendo3/status/3256506396975105