Thursday, February 24, 2011

BAFFLING BINGO MYSTERY DAY: RESERVED FOR THE CAT: AN ELEMENTAL MASTERS NOVEL GIVEAWAY

WELCOME TO BOOKIN' WITH BINGO'S
"BAFFLING BINGO DAY"
I'M EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THIS THURSDAY'S
MYSTERY BOOK CHOICE IS.....
GIVEAWAY ENDED
RESERVED FOR THE CAT
An Elemental Masters Novel
BY MERCEDES LACKEY

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Based loosely on the tale of Puss in Boots, Reserved for the Cat takes place in 1910 in an alternate London. A young dancer, penniless and desperate, is sure she is going mad when a cat begins talking to her mind-to-mind. But her feline guide, actually an Elemental Earth Spirit, helps her to impersonate a famous Russian ballerina and achieve the success she’s been dreaming of. Unfortunately she also attracts the attention of another Elemental Spirit—a far more threatening one—and the young dancer must once again turn to her mysteriously powerful four-legged furry friend.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Mercedes Lackey is a full-time writer and has published numerous novels and works of short fiction, including the best-selling Heralds Of Valdemar series. She is also a professional lyricist and a licensed wild bird rehabilitator. Mercedes has a degree in biology from Purdue University. Like many writers she has worked at a variety of jobs, including short stints as a waitress, security guard and artist's model. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband, artist Larry Dixon, and their flock of parrots.

A LITTLE ABOUT THE ELEMENTAL MASTERS SERIES:
The setting of the "Elemental Masters" is an alternative Earth during the early 1900s. The main and perhaps sole difference between this world and our reality is that magic exists, controlled by those who have mastery over the four classical elements (fire, air, water, earth). The majority of the tales take place in England, with The Fire Rose taking place in North America and focusing on the San Francisco area. While history does tend to follow the real-life time line, historic calamities such as the great urban fire of Chicago and the earthquake in San Francisco are attributed to the elemental images that serve as the series namesakes.

The world of the "Elemental Masters" is home to two main types of magic: the elemental magic that plays an important part in the series and ESP that is largely explored in The Wizard of London. There have been mentions of different types and degrees of magical ability in the series.

Elemental magic is the most commonly seen form of magic in the series, with every book having at least a couple of elemental masters as major characters, with one serving as the antagonist. The masters' abilities are tied with their ability to see and control spirits of a particular elemental affinity. Elemental magicians are classed by their affinity (Earth, Air, Fire, and/or Water) and by their mastery of their magic; one can be an Elemental Magician or an Elemental Master.

Other books in the series and what they are based on are listed below:
  • The Fire Rose based on Beauty and the Beast
  • The Serpent's Shadow based on Snow White
  • The Gates of Sleep based on Sleeping Beauty
  • Phoenix And Ashes based on Cinderella
  • The Wizard of London based on The Snow Queen
  • Reserved for the Cat based on Puss in Boots

GIVEAWAY 
I HAVE ONE BRAND NEW,HARD
BACK COPY OF THIS FASCINATING
  BOOK TO GIVE AWAY!
    
--U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES, PLEASE
--INCLUDE EMAIL ADDRESS IN COMMENT
--ALL ENTRIES/COMMENTS MUST BE
SEPARATE IN ORDER TO COUNT
AS MORE THAN ONE ENTRY
HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY:
COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FOUND INTERESTING ABOUT RESERVED FOR THE CAT ABOVE THAT WOULD MAKE YOU WANT TO WIN THIS BOOK
 
+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND LEAVE A LINK I CAN FOLLOW IN THE ENTRY

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON A FAVORITE SCIENCE FICTION BOOK OR MOVIE THAT YOU LIKE. IF YOU DON'T LIKE THIS GENRE, TELL WHY.

+1 MORE ENTRY: GO TO MERCEDES LACKEY'S WEBSITE HERE. THIS IS A VERY INTERESTING SITE. AFTER CHECKING IT OUT, FIND ONE OF THE SERIES MS. LACKEY HAS WRITTEN AND LEAVE THE NAME OF IT HERE, OR ONE OF HER OTHER BOOKS YOU FIND INTERESTING.

GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, MARCH 16!

  GOOD LUCK!! 

45 comments:

MRWriter said...

I like the alternate earth aspect.
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MRWriter said...

I like Stranger in a Strange Land and the Ender's Game series.

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MRWriter said...

I'd like to read her Bardic Voices.
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debbie said...

I like the creative twist on the puss in boots story.I would enjoy reading it.
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debbie said...

My favorite book is the stand by stephen king.
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debbie said...

I learned she has authored over 50 books.
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petite said...

An intriguing book which interests me. thanks. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

I enjoy A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

She will surpass Asimov's one hundred books. Goodness. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I like the idea of ESP. Original and unique book. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I would read Queen's Own. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I read As The Gods Themselves by Asimov. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Tore said...

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Ladytink_534 said...

I love anything based on fairy tales! Puss in Boots is a favorite.

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Ladytink_534 said...

I don't generally like science fiction but I love dystopian and sometimes that crosses over. Um, Uglies by Scott Westerfeld is a fav.

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Ladytink_534 said...

I knew that name sounded familiar! I LOVE Elevenbane!!!

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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

I read several series of books that had elemental magic in them. I love throwing an alternate Earth in the mix.Sounds like something I'd enjoy.

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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

The best sci-fi movies of all time-The Alien series.
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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

Though lord knows I've heard of Mercedes Lackey, I've never read any of her books. I do have the Diana Tregarde series on my shelf so would probably read it first.



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holdenj said...

The whole series sounds interesting! I like the idea of the story being set in an alternate reality.
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holdenj said...

The Jasper Fforde Thursday Next series is shelved as Sci Fi at my library, so that's what I'm going with! A new one is due out soon, they are great! Give them a try!
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YWLiang said...

I think it's interesting how a cat can talk to a person mind-to-mind instead of actual speaking!

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bison61 said...

cat begins talking to her mind-to-mind. that does sound interesting

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Meredith said...

Sounds like an interesting story. I like the elementals! I don't see too many books with those. I like the plot, with fame, comes those stalkers!

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Meredith said...

For sci-fi movie, I'm guessing Star Wars counts? It's almost it's own genre anymore, but I've always been a fan.

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Meredith said...

I'd like to check out her Elemental Masters series. She's written a lot of books!

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hedgerhousehold said...

I love period books.
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hedgerhousehold said...

I like the Gunslinger series by Stephen King.
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hedgerhousehold said...

Her Heirs of Alexandria Series looks interesting.
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I tweeted.
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Pamela Keener said...

What an interesting concept. I love cats too so this fits right in.
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Pamela Keener said...

Ok I loved the Battlestar Gallatica series from years ago.
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Laura H. said...

I like science fiction and I like fairy tales but I have never heard of mixing the two albeit "loosely". I think this would be a very intriguing read and would love the opportunity to read it.

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Laura H. said...

There are several science fiction movies I like but I think my favorite as to be the Star Wars trilogy.

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Laura H. said...

In keeping with the fairy tale theme, I think the Five Hundred Kingdoms series looks fascinating.

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allisonsbj3 said...

I'd like to read this because it has a cat in it!

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allisonsbj3 said...

I like the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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rubynreba said...

I enjoyed Puss in Boots and would enjoy reading this.
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CherylS22 said...

I like the story line of the book - it seems unique to me.
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My favorite sci-fi movie/TV series is "Stargate"
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