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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

BLOOD MAGIC by Tessa Gratton ARC Giveaway

I've been reading the most OSUM book by one of my agent-sisters (we both are repped by Laura Rennert at Andrea Brown Lit), and I'm so psyched to offer the ARC up for giveaway. There are so many great things to say about this book, but here are just a few to get your minds churning.

First there's the cover. It's so eye-catching and unique, and yet it still fits in totally with today's paranormal YA audience.
Second there's the story. It's kept me hooked since page one, and I can't wait to see how it ends.
Third there are the characters. Seriously amazing.
Fourth there is the romance. A single word can sum it up. Wow.

BLOOD MAGIC by Tessa Gratton (Random House, May 24, 2011)

From Amazon:

This page-turning debut novel will entice fans who like their paranormal romances dark and disturbing. It's a natural next-read for fans of Stephanie Meyer, Carrie Jones, and Becca Fitzpatrick. But instead of mythical creatures, blood magic has everything to do with primal human desires like power, wealth, and immortality. Everywhere Silla Kennicott turns she sees blood. She can't stop thinking about her parents alleged murder-suicide. She is consumed by a book filled with spells that arrives mysteriously in the mail. The spells share one common ingredient: blood, and Silla is more than willing to cast a few. What's a little spilled blood if she can uncover the truth? And then there's Nick—the new guy at school who makes her pulse race. He has a few secrets of his own and is all too familiar with the lure of blood magic. Drawn together by a combination of fate and chemistry, Silla and Nick must find out who else in their small Missouri town knows their secret and will do anything to take the book and magic from Silla.

Yeah, like I said, wow!

Source of book: From publisher by request


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

1) Follow this blog
2) 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
3) Also, if you've never won one of my contests, please tell me in the comments, and you'll get an extra entry!

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, April 1, 2011!


Don't forget I'm also giving away:

THE COVEN'S DAUGHTER by Lucy Jago (Hyperion, April 19, 2011)


Ricki said...

Beautiful cover!
I am a GFC follower who has not won from this blog yet.

Bee said...

Wow. Blood and magic together? Enticing.

I follow you.


I linked to my sidebar: http://talkmusebanter.blogspot.com

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/bee_muses/status/50545462876450817

And I've NEVER won a contest on your blog though I've been trying for ages!


lady reader said...

I've wanted this book for SO long. I don't know what the reason is, but I remember adding to Goodreads and there was an April release date. Then when the link to Amazon became live to pre-order, NOT April. :(
I was super bummed.
Ahh, such as life. Right. So, I'll get it a little later than anticipated. ;-)

Thanks for the chance at an ARC. I have not won from this blog.

I do follow via GFC - Lady Reader

Twitter link:

amydelrosso at gmail dot com
Thanks again!

Theresa @ Fade Into Fantasy said...

Omg YAY! I would love to win this!

I'm a GFC follower and have yet to win one of your contests. :)


Cheyanne said...

Oooh I like the sound of this! I'm a follower :)

Lisa said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Curious about this book ;)

+1 follow
+1 comment
+1 tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/mssammydean/status/50553972162969601
+1 never won


Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Wow, the cover and blurb hooked me! I'm a long-time follower and love the new look of your blog.
sleuthwood (at) yahoo (dot) com

Judit said...

So excited for this giveaway! Thanks a lot :)

old GFC follower (Judit)

+1 tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/judittten/status/50554467266994176

+1 never won anything from you

judittten at gmail dot com

Jennzah said...

im a new follower, and i would LOVE to win this. i've loved Tessa's Merry Sisters stuff and this is on my MUST HAVES of 2011! :)

Lena said...

AHHH!!! I have been DYING to read Blood Magic.

+1 Follower
+1 Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Lena1xoxo/status/50560861785427969
+1 Never won a contest

Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway!

*crosses fingers and hopes*


KelseyAnne said...

I am Dying to read this book! sounds and looks so amazing! Thanks for the chance =]

+1 GFC follower
+1 Tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/KelseysBookBlog/status/50562334581735424


Jessy said...

Wow! This aounds amazing. Definitely count me in on this one.
I follow
Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Emma015/statuses/50562834974781440

I never won before!

findjessyhere at gmail dot com

Cait said...

wow this sounds so good! And like you said, the cover is amazing.

I'm a follower
I tweeted about you contest: http://twitter.com/#!/CaitLomas/status/50563834041208832

and I've never won on your blog before

Thanks for the amazing giveaway

Aik said...

1) Follow this blog
2) I'd love to win this book!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I tweeted:


aikychien at yahoo dot com

Kristen My Bookish Fairy Tale said...

oh i love the cover of this book and i really cannot wait to read it. Love the synopisis.


I follow you :)
I have no won anything from your blog yet

Birgit said...

Oh, love the cover!!

Following on GFC!

Never won here before!

danaan at gmx dot at

Jules said...

I'm another new follower :)I have never won anything from this site or any other :(


Sandy! said...

Hello! I'm a follower, I have never won before and I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/sandymanga/status/50572766134542336


JerseyGirl22 said...

It seemes really interesting. I'm a follower.
I've never won a contest before.

A.J. said...

I'm a blog follower. :)

I've never won one of your contests.
Tweet: http://twitter.com/woven_/status/50581082025897984


That Book Blog said...

I've never won before
I tweeted (@kate_world_337)
I follow
KJEdisbury [at] live [dot] co [dot] uk

Sounds like a really good book :)
Thanks for the giveaway

Annie said...

OMG! I would really love to read this ARC!
I´m a GFC follower and I've never won one of your contests!


Diana said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Cover is amazing.
I am a follower via GFC as Diana
Never won here before

artgiote at gmail dot com

Sara McClung ♥ said...

enter me! enter me! I have been DYING to read this book since I first heard about it :)

ps hope you're doing fabulous! I went to VA Festival of the Book this year and MISSED YOU!

meradeth said...

Please drop my name in the hat! I'm a follower and have never won before.

Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

I follow your blog, thanks! I haven't won from your blog yet.

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/sweepstakelover/status/50604551534940160

Blogged: http://sweepstakelover.blogspot.com/2011/03/blood-magic-by-tessa-gratton-arc.html

annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

Valerie said...

This book sounds good. I'd love to win.

Follower who hasn't ever won

Tweeted @StuckInBooks



Kira said...

This books sounds awesome!

Follower - Kira
Tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/MrsBoswellBooks/status/50621067349344256

I posted a link on my sidebar under "contests" - http://mrsboswellsbookbag.blogspot.com

I've never won one of your contests!


D.A. said...

I love the cover, too. Very unique and appealing. I'm a follower!
dawhittemore22 at gmail dot com

chelle2006 said...

Ive never won one of your contest.

Im a GFC follower and an email subscriber


Tore said...

I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest. Sounds like a really good book. Tore923@aol.com

Alicia said...

Wow, the cover alone makes me want to read this.

I am a GFC follower


Alicia said...

I tweeted about this contest here http://twitter.com/#!/aliciacald


Alicia said...

BTW, I've never won a contest here.


Natalie Aguirre said...

I've seen this title and been intrigued. It sounds awesome and I've never won. I'm a follower.

Ronyka said...

Interesting book. Thanks for the give away.


- I'm a follower Ronyka7

-I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/Ronyka7/status/50638057451433984

- I haven't yet win any of your Giveaways.I

WordLuster said...

Thanks for doing this giveaway! I have been dying to get my hands on this book!!!

I am a follower of this blog.

I have never won any of your contests before.

I have tweeted about this contest. Link is: http://twitter.com/#!/WordLuster

Thank again!!

Vidisha said...

GFC follower

never won


Vidisha said...

GFC follower

never won


Mona said...

The premise sounds so intriguing and your review has peaked my interest even more. I would love to read this,

GFC(Mona Garg or MonaG)


Mona said...

I've never won on your blog.


laceyinthesky said...

I'm a GFC follower. Enter me in the contest, please. :)


Brynne said...

Love the sound of this book! And the cover is beautiful!
I am a GFC follower (Brynne) and have not won anything from your blog. The link to my tweet is http://twitter.com/#!/brynnerox/status/50651333958701056

starryeyedjen said...

wow, i love tessa's shorts over on the merry sisters of fate site...cannot wait to read this book! thx for the giveaway!!!

tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/starryeyedjen/status/50652939882209281

and i've never won a contest on your site. :)


linda2060 said...

I love the cover! This is going straight on my TBR list! Who can't resist a little blood and magic.
Thanks for the giveaway.
GFC follower. Never won anything on your blog before.
Lindadao2060 at yahoo dot com

linda2060 said...

Lindadao2060 at yahoo dot com

Pokadots1121 said...

I would love to win this book.
Thanks a lot.
I'm a GFC follower.

samantha35 said...

great giveaway
follow via gfc

Ashley Christine said...

Hello(: is this contest open to Canada? If so, I'd love to enter!
I am a follower, and I have tweeted about this contest.
I have not won from this blog yet lol but this is the first time I've entered xD
This is my email:

(don't laugh)

faefever25 said...

That cover is very beautiful, and the book sounds really interesting.

I follow you & have never won a contest of yours.
Tweetd here:http://twitter.com/Parakiss25


Alexis Salcido said...

I cannot wait to read this, and would love to win an ARC.
I followed and tweeted! I've also never won one of your contests before :)


my email: alexis0407(at)yahoo(dot)com

jecca said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
i am a gfc follower
and i tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/vampficionada/status/50687886412099585

jessica b

Zareen said...

I've been wanting to read this book for so long! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

GFC Follower: Zareen T
Tweeted: http://twitter.com/ShiningStar786/statuses/50689389302530048
I've never won one of your contests.


polarbear3 said...

I've been dying to read BLOOD MAGIC. Thanks for the contest. :)
I follow you.
I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/EllaandDani/status/50693311245189120
I've never won a contest on your blog.

Margaret said...

Looks like a great read.
I am a GFG follower who has never won.

samajama27 said...

looks awesome!


Jess said...

This is an amazing giveaway, thanks for do it!
-I'm a follower,
-I tweeted

-I never won from this blog before!

-I wrote about it on my tumblr:

-and on my Wordpress:


mendy said...

Thanks for this giveaway! I've been wanting to read this book.
I'm a follower and I haven't won any of your giveaways.

Sara M said...

I've had my eye on this book for a while. It looks and sounds amazing!

I am a follower and have never won on this blog.

Sara M
sara_UFblog [at] yahoo [dot] com

TFO said...

So looking forward to this one!

Thanks for the giveaway :)

I'm a follower, and haven't won any giveaways yet!


Megan @Reading Away The Days said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Am a old GFC follower Megan @Reading Away the days

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/TeamWolf1988/status/50722250227331074

I have never won before!


Amosette said...

Awesome please enter me. I'm a gfc follower!
thanks julie

Library Lady said...

Please enter me in this giveaway! I'd love to win this book. It looks SO good!
adsanders77 at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I really want to read this book!

I'm a follower and I tweeted about the giveaway here: http://twitter.com/mehlane/status/50732009676472320
Also, I've never won one of your contests.


Blissfulrains said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Never won!
Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Neku234/status/50733517537165312


Aanchal @ Book Flame said...

I love the title of this book..that alone draws in my interest.
I'm a GFC follower of the blog.
+1 I tweeted
+1 Never won anything from your blog


Lexie said...

GFC follower (Lexie@BookBug)
+1 Tweeted at http://twitter.com/#!/LexieBookBug/status/50748243801419776
+1 I have never won a contest on your blog
lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

rachel said...

This book looks incredible! Thank you so much!
GFC follower who has not won yet.

Rachel Leigh
TheOneRing111 at gmail dot com

Llehn said...

I follow both blogs and have never won anything here.


IvaliceAlliance said...

I'd so much love to win this! Thank you!!

old gfc follower
+1 haven't won anything
+1 tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/IvaliceAlliance/status/50780918897573888


Vivien said...

I'd love to win this one!! Sounds fantasic.
+1 comment
+1 follower

deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

Sophia the Writer said...

old follower, tweeted and never won!

TheGirlOnFire said...

Another great giveaway!
+1 comment
+1 follower
Still haven't won!

Stephanie - thegirlonfire
thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

Carina Olsen said...

I want this book. Sounds good :)
I follow you, and I have never won from you before ;p
~ carina-olsen@hotmail.com

Aydrea said...

This books sounds so awesome, can't wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.

+1 I am a GFC follower

+1 I have never won a contest on your blog before

+1 tweeted - http://twitter.com/#!/arick01/status/50966619219955712


FreakChiq said...

Yay! Thanks for the chance! :)

I follow your blog.
I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/FreakChiq/status/50976620177145856
And I never won on your blog before (hope this will change soon though :D)


Miss Bookiverse said...

Please enter me. I'm a follower and I've never won any of your contests.

missbookiverse (at) gmail (dot) com

Lauren M said...

WANT. This one's been on my wishlist forever! Such a pity the release date got pushed back.

I'm a follower
+1 Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/365DaysReading/status/50998551207100416
+1 I've never won anything from you


Fiktshun said...

Amazing giveaway! I'm an old follower. Loved this book. (Not entering the giveaway but I'm spreading the word.)

Good luck to all, this book is awesome!

Ana Lucia said...

I am a GFC follower who has not won from this blog yet.


Andrea said...

This sounds like a great book.

I am a follower.
I've never won one of your contests.


Melanie L said...

I would really love to read this book! Thanks for the chance to win. I follow on GFC as Melanie L.

Melanie L said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/Melanie_2006/status/51050371799461889


Melanie L said...

I have never won before.


donnas said...

Sounds great. Thanks for the chance!

Im a follower.

tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/DonnaS1/status/51129219601809408

not won

bacchus76 at myself dot com

A Canadian Girl said...

I have this one on my wishlist so thank you for the giveaway. I'm a GFC follower.

Extra: I've never won a contest from your blog.


Yuliya said...

Following you via GFC as Yuliya Sh

+1 tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/yulya_shenka/status/51206167086645248

+1 have never won here

juletchka78 at hotmail dot com

alice priday said...

this book sounds amazing. please enter me

im a gfc follower who has not won on this blog

alice priday


Chloe Booklover said...

I'm a GFC follower and I have not won before!

Thank you :)


Merry Rachel Alice Sweet said...

-old follower
-tweeted (irachelsweet)
-blogged (merrycantabile.blogspot.com)
-never won your contest


Thanks for the giveaway.

winnie said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Please count me in!

+1 I've never won any of your contests


salarsenッ said...

Okay, this book sounds fabulous. LOVE the cover!! Not quite sure why I wasn't following you already, but I just corrected that error. LOL

So, no, I haven't won a contest of yours before.

I tweeted you! http://twitter.com/#!/SherWordsGirl

Breanne said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

I haven't won one of your contests

bmweida at yahoo dot com

gamaclamor said...

Gfc follower here.
Haven't won any of your contests!
Thanks for this!

Natasha Areena said...

Entering of course!
Haven't won yet.


kla505 said...

Uhm, fascinating... I hope to read it! :)
I've never won any of your contests :)


Sandy! said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Maria (pronounced Mariah) I blame my mother... said...

This book looks great. The cover is gorgeous! Please include me!

I am a GFC follower!

Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/Maria_Smith_76/status/51668201590882304

I haven't won any of your contest!

Thanks! mmafsmith@gmail.com

The Itzel Library said...

Thanks for the chance :)

Follow both blogs


Katie said...

interesting! thanks for the giveaway! this is definitely going on my TBR list.


Regina said...

This cover is so amazing!

Asenath said...

Please enter me! I'm a follower. :)

arallison at gmail dot com

Elise said...

gfc follower. Thanks for the giveaway.
caliblue7 at gmail dot com

Meredith said...

The cover is great! Love the birds!

GFC follower
haven't won here before

meredithfl at gmail dot com

andii* said...

i'm in!!
great giveaway :D
GFC follower!
+1 never won one of your contests
P.D. beautiful cover!


Silvy said...

Hi! I am Silvy. I've never won one of your contests :(


Kirsten said...

wow. im a follower and i havent won yet :D

here's an extra (post on my blog):


Anita Yancey said...

Sounds like a great read, I definitely want to read more. Love the cover. Please enter me. Thanks!

Follow on GFC!
I have never won.


Book Sp(l)ot said...

I really love this book. The cover is marvelous and it sounds like a great read!!

GFC follower: Book Sp(l)ot

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/thebookspot/status/53595266183479296

and I've never won from your blog (yet!)

book.splot AT gmail DOT com

aloveforbooks said...

I would really love to read this book! Thanks for the chance!

gfc follower: aloveforbooks
eadd: aloveforbooks(at)gmail(dot)com

P.S. I haven't won any of your giveaways!

Nikita said...

Amazing cover!
Thanks for the giveaway! I am GFC follower.


Misha said...

I am follower, please enter me. misadevilgirl@seznam.cz

Dayen said...

Sooo adorable cover ! Book looks perfect, want it :D

+ 1 I'm old follower

+ 1 Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/DayenLeah/status/53833433679540224

+ 1 Never won before
Thanks, Dayen.

dayenleah (at) gmail (dot) com

Carina L. Tai said...

I'm a new GFC follower: Carina L. Tai

absolutely dying to read this! thanks so much for the giveaway opportunity!


Minas said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

I am a GFC follower.
I've never won before.
I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/MT0089/status/53866397775835136


Katy said...

Thanks for the giveaway! WOnderful cover! Absolutely breathtaking!

I follow via GFC
I Tweeted!
I have never won a contest of yours!

hense1kk AT cmich DOT edu

Miss Page-Turner said...

Pls enter me


Tammy said...

GFC follower: Tammy
I've never won a contest here.

Thank you!

Lisa said...

GFC follower. This looks great!

lhoffpauir at gmail

Michele L said...

Thanks for the chance to win!!

Never have won your giveway before

GFC Michele Luker

jmluker (at) winco.net

Mithee (The Deranged Book Lovers) said...

+ GFC follower
+ Tweet: http://twitter.com/somithee/status/53998927447457792
+ Never won

somithee at gmail dot com

Chel said...

1) Follow this blog
2) Comment on this blog post
3) Also, I 've never won any of your contests before.

toprocrastinate @ hotmail.com

sablelexi said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I'm a GFC follower as sablelexi.
I've never won one of your giveaways.

jlynettes @ hotmail . com

Ivy said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!

GFC: Ivy


JessS said...

Awesome giveaway. GFC follower (JessS)

Louisa said...

Huh. This book comes out on my birthday. Cool :)
I am a GFC folower who has not won. I have left a blog post (that has all your current giveaways, so it'll be mentioned 3 times) here - http://writingcrazyme.blogspot.com/2011/04/some-more-giveaways-from-roots-in-myth.html
and I tweeted about it :)

goldangel69 said...

Omg YAY! I would love to win this!

I'm a GFC follower and have yet to win one of your contests. :) rengold69@yahoo.com

Lisa - Bookworm Lisa said...

Looks like a great book.

I am a gfc follower

I haven't won a book from your blog

ke7yca at gmail dot com

Annie McElfresh said...

Would love to own this one!

New GFC Follower

amcelfresh at hotmail.com

katklaw777 said...

GFC follower katklaw777 at yahoo dot com
Great giveaway, thanks.

katklaw777 said...

NEVER won a contest on your blog.

Novels On The Run said...


Wonderful books up for grabs.

we following blog



Samantha Cheng said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

+1 Never won anything from this blog even though I'm an old follower


IdentitySeeker said...

Thanks for the great giveaway:)

GFC- Follower: Identity Seeker

+1 Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/SweetNSensible/status/61258125247909888
+1 Never won on your blog before