Welcome to Night Vale Giveaway

 

This is a Bookbanter giveaway for the advanced reader copies (ARCs) of Mostly Void, Partially Stars and The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe, reviewed here.

To enter the giveaway simply leave a comment on this blog post in response to the question:

What is your favorite Welcome to Night Vale episode and why?

The giveaway will end at midnight on Tuesday, September 13th. All comments made before will be entered into a random drawing. The winner will be chosen on Tuesday, September 13th and will receive both books.

Thank you for participating and be sure to subscribe to Bookbanter for book reviews, writing and more giveaways.

Upcoming Bookbanter Ebook Giveaway

Starting May 13th, I will running an ebook giveaway for that week for a chance to win a Kindle ebook copy of Pirates of Pensacola by Keith Thomson.  The giveaway will run from Monday, May 13th to Sunday, May 19th.  On the following Monday, May 20th, I will announce the winner.  To enter, you simply have to leave a comment on the giveaway post that will go up on Monday, May 13th.  So mark your calendars!

And here’s some more info about Pirates of Pensacola:

Praise for Pirates of Pensacola:

“A swashbuckling parody, Pirates of Pensacola is a fine, breezy read filled with laugh-out-loud scenes and high seas drama.” —Richard Zacks, bestselling author of The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd

“With rum, eye patches, peg legs, and a wisecracking parrot in need of a twelve-step program, Pirates of Pensacola blends all the conventions of the pirate genre and creates a novel of comic genius and originality. Keith Thomson is a shrewd and funny writer with a big future ahead of him.” —Linda Fairstein, New York Times bestselling author

“Set in modern times, Pirates of Pensacola follows our poor, nebbishly accountant hero into a life of waterlogged crime on the high seas. [Keith Thomson is the] best emerging comic novelist for a good long while, with touches of classic Rafael Sabatini and the most imaginative Hiaasen.”
—Jeff Danziger, political cartoonist with The New York Times syndicate and author of Rising Like The Tucson

Pirates of Pensacola simultaneously thrills and endears itself with every explosively charged page.” —Richard Rushfield, author of On Spec

Reviews for Pirates of Pensacola:

“With its various oceangoing lowlifes, swashbuckling heroics and quirky humor, Pirates of Pensacola reads like a collaboration between Robert Louis Stevenson, Dave Barry and Douglas Adams after a night on the town.” —The Oregonian

“[Thomson] writes fluid, vivid prose, good dialogue and first-rate action scenes.” —The Washington Post

“Thomson’s beguiling, energetic debut. Crowned with buccaneer vernacular, plenty of colorful extras and a feel-good ending, it’s a vivid adventure tale befitting the high seas of Hollywood.” —Publishers Weekly

“Thomson’s rollicking debut, a tall, fanciful tale…throws us headlong into a world of peg-legged sea dogs and hidden treasure.” —Kirkus

“Thomson mixes a hodgepodge of odd characters, varieties of pirate-speak, and a short history of buccaneers in the area of the Caribbean into an oddball story replete with humor, love, and lots of adventure. There’s lots of swashbuckling action; a romance; and a scene-stealing, rum-seeking parrot. Fun, entertaining, and light, the story produces lots of smiles and more than a few laughs. —School Library Journal, Adult/High School, by Pam Johnson, Fairfax County Public Library, VA

“Brilliantly clever and funny, Keith Thomson has done a remarkable job creating a world that will ring familiar to many pirate enthusiasts. It’s a fascinating, edgy, wonderful glimpse at the pirate utopia of our dreams.” —Pirates and Privateers (cindyvallar.com)

“Devilishly charming and a real pirate treat.” —The Jolly Roger Pirate Journal

The Mystery of the Fourteenth Colony

James Rollins’ next thriller, Devil Colony, isn’t due out until June 21st, and yet it brings up lots of questions on the founding of the United States and some of its shrouded history.  In this teaser video leading up to the release of the book, Rollins address some of this questions and talks a little about what readers will find in Devil Colony.

Readers impatiently waiting for the release can also be a little satisfied with an ebook short story, “Skeleton Key,” which Rollins has released for just ninety-nine cents featuring a fun story about his enigmatic character, Seichan traveling around the dark, dank catacombs of Paris which will be available tomorrow, May 31st for download.  You can also preorder it.

A written interview with James Rollins will be appearing on BookBanter on June 15th, along with a special giveaway of Devil Colony.

Upcoming Interviews on BookBanter: Mira Grant & James Rollins

While July 2011 looks to be a very big release month with Jim Butcher’s pushed-back and awaited (after the cliffhanger in Changes) Ghost Story and George R. R. Martin’s very very very long-awaited A Dance With Dragons, June also has a couple of big releases . . .

Mira Grant

June 1st

Mira Grant

Coming June 1st will be the second interview between BookBanter and Mira Grant, tying in with the release of the thrilling sequel to the bestselling Feed, with Deadline.  You can read my previous interview with Mira Grant here, along with my review for Feed, which continues to be the no. 1 most popular book review on BookBanter.

And to commemorate this special interview, I’ll be doing a new BookBanter Boon: I’ll be giving away a copy of Deadline!  My hopeful plan is to have Mira Grant sign it also.  The giveaway will begin on June 1st when the interview goes up and continue through June 14th at 11:59PM, and the following day a winner will be randomly drawn.  To buy Feed or preorder Deadline just click on the covers below.

Feed    Deadline

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James Rollins

June 15th

James Rollins

And on June 15th the second interview with BookBanter and James Rollins will go up to tie in with the upcoming release of his next Sigma Force thriller, The Devil Colony, coming June 21st.  You can find the previous interview here, along with my review for his previous book, The Doomsday Key.  The interview will go up on the 15th and the review for The Devil Colony will go up June 21st with the release of the book.

AND to go with the interview, I’ll also be doing ANOTHER BookBanter Boon, with a giveaway of a copy of The Devil Colony.  It’ll start on the 15th and go until the 30th at 11:59 PM and then a winner will be randomly drawn the following day.

James Rollins has also released a short story on ebook (for just 99 cents) leading up to the release of The Devil Colony that is a great fun little adventure through the catacombs of Paris (my review for this will be up soon) and has ties to his upcoming book release.  You can buy the ebook and preorder the book by clicking on the covers below.

Devil Colony  Skeleton Key

So July is a big release month, but June is also one with some good releases, some great interviews, and some fun giveaways coming your way . . .