Monday, July 19, 2010

DEAD IN THE FAMILY: PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED
DEAD IN THE FAMILY

BY CHARLAINE HARRIS

ABOUT THE BOOK:

After enduring torture and the loss of loved ones during the brief but deadly Faery War, Sookie Stackhouse is hurt and she's angry. Just about the only bright spot in her life is the love she thinks she feels for vampire Eric Northman. But he's under scrutiny by the new Vampire King because of their relationship. And as the political implications of the Shifters coming out are beginning to be felt, Sookie's connection to the Shreveport pack draws her into the debate. Worst of all, though the door to Faery has been closed, there are still some Fae on the human side-and one of them is angry at Sookie. Very, very angry...

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Charlaine Harris, who has been writing mysteries for over twenty years, is a native of Mississippi. Born and raised in the Delta, she began training for her career as soon as she could hold a pencil. Though her early works consisted largely of poems about ghosts and (later) teenage angst, she began writing plays when she attended Rhodes College in Memphis, and graduated to books a few years later.

After publishing two stand-alone mysteries, Harris decided to establish a series. She began the lighthearted Aurora Teagarden books with Real Murders, which garnered an Agatha nomination. Harris's protagonist, a diminutive Georgia librarian whose life never turns out quite the way she planned, kept Harris busy for several books, but finally Harris (and Aurora) grew restless.

The result of this restlessness was the much edgier Shakespeare series -- set not in England, but in rural Arkansas. The heroine of the Shakespeare books is Lily Bard, a tough and taciturn woman whose life has been permanently reshaped by a terrible crime and its consequences. In Shakespeare's Landlord, the first in the series, Lily is caught at a moment when the shell she's built around herself is just beginning to crack, and the books capture Lily's emotional re-entry into the world, while also being sound mysteries.

Harris's latest venture is a series about a telepathic barmaid in southern Louisiana. The first book in the series, Dead Until Dark, won the Anthony for best paperback mystery of 2001. Each book about Sookie Stackhouse (and her dealings with vampires and werewolves and other creatures of the night) has gathered more readers to enjoy the books' unique blend of mystery, humor, romance, and the supernatural. The Sookie books are also being read in Japan, Spain, Greece, and Great Britain.

In addition to her work as a writer, Harris is married and the mother to three children. A former weight lifter and karate student, she is an avid reader and cinemaphile. She is a member of the vestry of St. James Episcopal Church.

Harris is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and the American Crime Writers League. She is a member of the board of Sisters in Crime, and alternates with Joan Hess as president of the Arkansas Mystery Writers Alliance.

GIVEAWAY

I HAVE ONE COPY OF THIS FUN AND
EXCITING BOOK TO GIVE
AWAY MYSELF-
A BRAND NEW,
HARDBACK EDITION.


--U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY
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IN CASE YOU WIN!
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COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE!

HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON WHY YOU WANT TO WIN THIS BOOK AFTER READING ABOUT IT AND THE AUTHOR ABOVE

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND LEAVE A LINK I CAN FOLLOW IN THE ENTRY

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING ABOUT THE AUTHOR, CHARLAINE HARRIS, THAT IS FOUND ON HER WEBSITE HERE. YOU MIGHT WANT TO TELL IF YOU HAVE READ ONE OF HER BOOKS OR ABOUT ONE YOU WOULD LIKE TO READ OTHER THAN THIS ONE.

GIVEAWAY ENDS
6 PM, EST,
JULY 31!

GOOD LUCK

52 comments:

Bethie said...

Please count me in. I love love love Charlaine Harris. Her Southern Vampire Series is my Favorite. I would love to win this.

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Bethie said...

I have read her Grave series as well. That's another series that I loved.

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Cams said...

I would really like to win this book because I've read all the others in the series and loved them

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Cams said...

She is from the same state as me and did I mention I've read all the other sookie books..

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Heidi V said...

I love the Sookie series and I just bought the grave series recently...I don't want the Sookie series to end because I have a feeling there is going to be more wonderful creatures in store for us.

Thanks
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allisonsbj3 said...

I'd love to win this! It sounds like a great book!

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rhapsodyinbooks said...

I would also like to read The Sookie Stackhouse Companion!

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rhapsodyinbooks said...

Like Bethie, I love love love Charlaine Harris!

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

holdenj said...

I am a big fan of Harris's Sookie series and I have yet to catch up with this new one! Thanks for the chance to win.
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

holdenj said...

I would like to read her Aurora Teagarden series as well, I hear they are good.
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LAMusing said...

I'd love to win this because I'm a True Blood fan, but have never read any of the books by Charlaine Harris!

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LAMusing said...

I learned Charlaine Harris supports a number of charities, including Doctors Without Borders


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Cindy W. said...

I love the cover art and it just drays me in. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Smiles,
Cindy W.

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debbie said...

I have heard this series was so good. I really want to read it. I love vampire stories.
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rubynreba said...

I would like to win this because I have not read any of Charlaine's books and they sound very interesting.
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rubynreba said...

Charlaine has agreed to sponsor the sale of Harper Connelly t shirts and the profits go to the National Association to Protect Children.
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Linda Kish said...

I love the cover. It sounds kind of quirky to me.

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Linda Kish said...

From Dead to Worse would be great also.

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Christine H said...

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Ladytink_534 said...

I want to win this book because I'm a huge Charlaine Harris fan. I've been reading her for years.

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Ladytink_534 said...

I've read all but her Shakespeare series. Even one of her early books that wasn't part of a series at all. I actually discovered her through an anthology she contributed to called Bite that had a story from Laurell K. Hamilton in it.

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Tore said...

I would love to win this. Sounds like a great book. Tore923@aol.com

Melanie L said...

Thanks for giving all of that information about the author. I had no idea she had written so many other books besides the Sookie Stackhouse series. I am a big fan of the show True Blood, but I haven't read any of the books yet. I would love to win this!

peacelily_2006(at)yahoo(dot)com

Melanie L said...

After visiting Charlaine Harris's website, I saw that I can buy a Sookie Stackhouse 8-copy Boxed Set. That is now on my wishlist of books to buy!

peacelily_2006(at)yahoo(dot)com

Elise said...

I'd like to win because I've read the others in the series and enjoyed them. Thanks.
caliblue7 at gmail dot com

Elise said...

In addition to her work as a writer, Charlaine is a board member of Mystery Writers of America.

caliblue7 at gmail dot com

Patsy said...

I would love to read this book. I love all of Charlaine Harris' books.
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Ashley said...

I have been wanting to read this for sooooo long! This is my favorite book series. I am addicted to True blood.

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Ashley said...

She is also the author of the Harper Connelly series which I have and love.

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katscorner said...

they are a wondeful series of books and sookie is the best. I watch True Blood every week; not the same as the books; but it keeps my "fix" going. Love love the author

jacmom said...

I have the rest of the books in this series and I have not bought this one yet!

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Faith Bookluvr said...

I love this series, please enter me in this contest!

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Faith Bookluvr said...

I have not read any of Harris' other series that you mention in your story but I will definitely check them out now.

Thanks for the info!

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bison61 said...

I love to read books about vampires, werewolves and other creatures of the night!

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Anonymous said...

Hi! I hear her books are excellent to read. I would like to read her books since her books were used for the TV show "True Blood" which I enjoy watching. Excellent giveaway!!! :)

Connie
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Christine H said...

I'd love to win this book. I'm a huge Sookie fan! I became aware of True Blood before the books though.
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Christine H said...

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Christine H said...

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Christine H said...

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Christine H said...

I've always wanted to meet her. It so styrange she lives in Arkansas, My family lives near the border to arkansas, never knew I was that close. lol

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catss99 said...

Ahh! I've read every single book in this series (and love true blood) except for this one because I am too cheap to pay for hardcover!! i figured i'd have to wait till Christmas and beg for it as a gift.
amanda
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catss99 said...

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catss99 said...

I learned about the different charities that she supports, like doctors without borders and habitat.
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Pam S (pams00) said...

Ohh I so want this! I started off watching Trueblood on HBO then went back and have started reading the books. Would so love to add this to my collection.

Pam S
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Pam S (pams00) said...

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http://twitter.com/pams00/status/20017355179

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Pam S (pams00) said...

Charlaine was offering a personal closet sale to free up some of her space that just ended yesterday.

Pam S
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Anonymous said...

This books sounds so doggone funny!!!


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Anonymous said...

She started out writing ghost stories, then mysteries, and then real murders. She doesn't stick to her genre, she gives a person a bit of everything.

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