Saturday, August 29, 2009

TALL, DARK, AND FANGSOME Giveaway

GIVEAWAY ENDED
TALL, DARK, & FANGSOME

BY MICHELLE ROWEN

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Sarah Dearly's vampire life is not all B-positive cocktails. A curse made her a nightwalker, the most vicious vamp there is; the charm she wears to curb her deadly tendencies is losing its juice; and a hunter from hell is turning up the heat. Gideon Chase will kill the ones she loves most if she doesn't obey his orders. That includes breaking up with master vampire Thierry and turning Gideon into an immortal vamp so he can escape a doom of eternal hellfire. Making things worse are Sarah's growing feelings for Gideon, a bad boy who keeps showing a vulnerable side . . . but is it for real? Will Sarah's dark side take over? Or can she cure herself of the nightwalker curse in time to stop Gideon and finally live happily ever after with Thierry . . . forever?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Michelle Rowen was born in Toronto, Ontario. As a child she decided that when she grew up she would become a flight attendant, a jewel thief, or a writer. One out of three ain't bad. She is a self-confessed bibliophile, the proud owner of an evil cat named Nikita, Reality TV junkie, and has an unhealthy relationship with all things Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

FIVE FUN "FANGSOME" FACTS:

1. Throughout writing the Immortality Bites series, Michelle always imagined Hugh Jackman as her master vampire hero Thierry de Bennicoeur. Therefore, she was convinced he was the Sexiest Man Alive years before the rest of North America.

2. Vampires have always been a favorite subject of Michelle’s. There’s so much room to explore—they can be funny, scary, sexy, and a great metaphor for the misunderstood and put-upon members of society that prefer to stay in the shadows lest they be condemned simply for existing. And everyone, at some time in their lives, have felt like a outcast, haven’t they? Maybe this is why vampire fiction is so popular and that the vamps in recent years have become much more humanized.

3. Since it’s Michelle’s home town (or, at least, the nearest large city to her home town) she chose Toronto to be the setting for her vampires. As a writer, one is always told to “write what you know.” Since vampires don’t actually exist (do they??) Michelle figured she should at least know the location.

4. People ask how much of heroine, Sarah Dearly, is like the author. Well, Sarah and Michelle definitely share a sarcastic sense of humor (which, Michelle admits, comes out on the page sometimes much better than it comes out in real life). Other things they have in common: Michelle wanted to be an actress, but is not an actress. She worked as a waitress and bartender for a while, but wasn’t particularly good at either. Other than that, they’re very different. For example, Michelle totally would have chosen Quinn over Thierry. Well...probably. Can’t she have both?

5. Michelle is a huge Twilight fan. This has very little to do with her novels (except for the vampire thing), but she just thought she’d mention it. She is Team Jacob, but Sarah Dearly would definitely be Team Edward.

THE GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO ANNA AND THE
HACHETTE BOOK GROUP,
I HAVE 5 COPIES TO GIVE AWAY

RULES:
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***NO P.O. BOX, PLEASE
***INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN YOUR COMMENT
***ALL COMMENTS MUST BE SEPARATE TO
COUNT AS EXTRA ENTRIES

HOW TO ENTER:
+1 ENTRY: COMMENT BELOW BY READING THE FIVE FUN FACTS LISTED ABOVE, AND THEN DESCRIBE SOMETHING FROM ONE OF HER FUN FACTS YOU LIKED

+1 ENTRY: BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND COME BACK HERE AND GIVE THE LINK

ALL ENTRIES ARE DUE BY
6 PM, EST, SEPTEMBER 9

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!

43 comments:

Pam said...

I think it's cool that Michelle used Toronto as the setting for her book. I'm not from Toronto or the Toronto area myself but I've visited frequently and love reading books set in locations that are familiar to me.

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elaing8 said...

great giveaway,please enter me.

fun fact: She likes twilight and is team Jacob , me too.

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Misty said...

+1 I love that she pictures her characters (at least, she pictures Hugh Jackman -- and who can blame her? -- so I assume she pictures others). I'm always curious what authors have in mind for real world comparisons.

~Misty (mbradenwf@gmail.com)

Virginia said...

Hugh Jackman as a vampire. OH, MY! A tall, dark, charming vampire with an Aussie accent. Bite me, baby, bite me! gcwhiskas at aol dot com

ladystorm said...

Its very easy to picture sexy Hugh Jackman as a vampire. I have never heard of these books but they sound cool. I would like to enter this contest.

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Beth said...

Michelle was convinced Hugh Jackman was the Sexiest Man Alive years before the rest of North America!
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Morning Glow said...

I like that there are some definite similarities between author and character. Yet, despite these.. they would be on different "Teams" in the Twilight series.

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Beth said...

A Toronto vampire! Very fun! Who would have thought of a Canadian vampire. They're usually so European or Southern.

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Book Junkie said...

Please enter me ;-)). I too like that she pictures her characters beacuse while I am reading them I do the same.

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MJ said...

Hugh Jackman would make a very cool vampire!

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Wrighty said...

Great giveaway! It sounds very juicy! Hugh Jackman is a great pick to play any title role (I'll definitely be watching!). I like that it's located in Toronto too. That's where I went for my honeymoon.

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A Bookish Mom said...

I think it is funny she writes vampire books and is "Team JAcob"!

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donnas said...

Hugh Jackman would make a good choice. Nice to know who the author pictures for their characters.

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throuthehaze said...

I like that she imagined Hugh Jackman as Thierry de Bennicoeur...he IS sexy!
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Brenda said...

I love Toronto. We go there as often as we can, we live in Michigan. I would love to read a book that is based there. Did she use the castle we walked through in her book?

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Alexia561 said...

I love that Michelle was picturing Hugh Jackman as her hero as she was writing the book! How did she ever concentrate with him around? {drooling!} What a yummy man! *L*

What were we talking about again...oh yeah, the contest.:D Would love to win a copy of Michelle's book, as it sounds like a winner!

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gaby317 said...

Sounds fun, please count me in!

I like that Michelle chose to set Toronto as the location because she lives there and knows the area. I find that being familiar with the location adds a great deal to my enjoyment of the book. I'd been to Toronto and really liked the city. Would be interested in reading the book in part for this!

Plus, I like that she enjoyed the Twilight series and is Team Jacob! I am too.

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Anonymous said...

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Fun Fact #4) I love that Michelle has a sarcastic sense of humor, my entire family is the same way and it can make for some interesting conversations lol

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cqueen2 said...

I also like that fact that she based it on her close to home town Toronto..i'm not from Toronto but have been there once ..what a beautiful city..

thanks

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tawnda said...

I think it's odd that the author is a 'Team Jacob' but the main character is a 'Team Edward'... I'd think that would have spilled over... ;-)

Colleen said...

ooohhh baby...I would have to agree that Hugh Jackman would make a sexy vampire hero!

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Lee P said...

I like the fact that she chose Toronto as the settings for her vampires. Michelle and I have something in common, I too, am a huge Twilight fan. I've read all 4 books. Thanks for this nice giveaway and please count me in.

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Jenny N. said...

I like that she is a Twilight fan. I am too but I'm team Edward.

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Lee P said...

Tweeted your giveaway:

http://twitter.com/chinook92/status/3649892134

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Valorie said...

Jacob is better than Edward, totally.

Valorie
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Valorie said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/morbidromantic/statuses/3658409782.

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Anonymous said...

like that Michelle chose Toronto to be the setting for her vampires. As a writer, one is always told to “write what you know.”

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Commchick said...

I totally think Hugh Jackman is the hottest man on earth!!!

Sharon
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Serena said...

I can't see why Hugh Jackman couldn't be a vampire...he did play van helsing.

Toronto seems to have a lot of vampires lurking around...like Henry Fitzroy from Tanya Huff's Blood Books.

Great giveaway. I'd love to be entered.

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Wanda said...

Vampires in Toronto! Every time I go there from now on I'll keep my eyes peeled. LOL!
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Sam said...

One thing that meant alot from the five facts is that me and michelle both have a huge interest for vampires from a young age! I have always been extremly passionate about vampires before all the twilight and sookie stackhouse books. And it was great to see and author that has a passion at a young age just like me!!!!!

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Renee G said...

She always imagined Hugh Jackman as the hero in her story. I've got to say I love his movies.

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catss99 said...

I like that she's a twilight fan and find it interesting she's on team jacob;-)
amanda
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catss99 said...

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The Demille's said...

I like how she commented that the reason she things vampire books are so popular is because at one time or another everybody has felt like an outsider....so true, but I never thought of it that way!
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The Demille's said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/tobinsmommy08/status/3783395361
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heatherzilla said...

I loved that she pictured Hugh Jackman as the vampire hero. ;)

Please include me in the giveaway.
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natalierenae said...

Please enter me!

Like Michelle, I was pretty darn convinced that Hugh Jackman was the sexiest man alive way before everyone else came around, lol.

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Luvdaylilies said...

I think Hugh Jackman would make an excellent choice for a vampire~I like that she actually imagined him while writing! I would think having a strong visual for your character would make the writing for that character more rewarding=)

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