Winners Announced in the 12 Days of Giveaways!

Kim at the bookstore

First, I have to apologize for the lack of giveaways on days 11 and 12. I had some computer issues that didn’t get fixed until the last eligible days for entering the contest. It didn’t make sense to put up the giveaway post and have them open for less than 24 hours. I promise I’ll make it up to you all with a Valentine’s Day giveaway!

Without further ado, here are the winners!

  • Sustenance (Saint-Germain #27) by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro – Congratulations to melissar22 who left a comment on December 14th
  • The Thieves of Legend (Michael St. Pierre #4) by Richard Doetsch – Congratulations to TrendSavant who left a comment on December 15th
  • The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins – Congratulations to Kristen Cooper who left a comment on December 16th
  • Digital Photography by Michael Wright – Congratulations to ShellWolf who left a comment on December 17th
  • Historical Fiction Bundle – Congratulations to CamCLO who left a comment on December 21st
  • Three Princes by Ramona Wheeler – Congratulations to elizabeth5713 who left a comment on December 19th
  • Irish America by Maureen Dezell – Congratulations to AK Rambler who left a comment on December 21st
  • Science Fiction Bundle – Congratulations to Maddie who left a comment on December 22nd
  • KOP Killer by Warren Hammond – Congratulations to aliciainchimerical who left a comment on December 28th
  • Touch of Evil by C.T. Adams & Cathy Clamp – Congratulations to silverscotch who left a comment on December 23rd

Please contact me with your mailing address by Friday, January 9, 2014 to claim your prize.  Shipment is to the US only.

Thank you to all who participated and left comments.  The staff and I wish you a very happy and healthy new year!!

12 Days of Giveaways – Day 1 – Sustenance (Saint-Germain #27) by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

scqyIf you like vampire novels listen up! The first book up for grabs in our 12 Days of Giveaways is Sustenance by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro.  Sustenance is the 27th book in Yarbro’s Saint-Germain series. Each book is capable of standing alone, so don’t fret if you haven’t read the previous 26 books! Instructions on how you can win a copy follow the book and author blurbs below. Good luck!

The vampire Count Saint-Germain protects Americans fleeing persecution—and becomes trapped in a web of betrayal, deceit, and murder in post-WWII Europe in Chelsea Quinn Yarbro’s SUSTENANCE

The powerful House Un-American Activities Committee hunted communists both at home and abroad.  In the late 1940s, the vampire Count Saint-Germain is caught up in intrigue surrounding a group of Americans who have fled to postwar Paris. Some speak out against HUAC and battle the authorities.

Saint-Germain swears to do his best to protect his friends, but even his skills may not be able to stand against agents of the OSS and the brand-new CIA.  And he has an unexpected weakness: his lover, Charis, who has returned to Paris under mysterious circumstances.

About the Author:

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro is both a Grand Master and a Living Legend of Horror. She has received the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement; various of her works have been finalists for the World Fantasy, Bram Stoker, and Edgar Allen Poe awards. Her interests range from music – she composes and has studied seven different instruments, as well as voice – to history, from horseback riding to needlepoint.

Her writing is similarly wide-ranging; she has written everything from Westerns to mysteries, from science fiction to nonfiction history. Yarbro has written more than twenty-five novels starring her vampire hero, the Count Saint-Germain, including the seminal Hotel Transylvania (a finalist for Vampire Novel of the Century), Night Pilgrims, Commedia della Morte, and An Embarrassment of Riches. Each novel stands on its own and can be read independently.

She has received the Knightly Order of the Brasov Citadel from the Transylvanian Society of Dracula and was the novelist guest of honor at the first World Dracula Congress in Romania.

Yarbro has always lived in California and currently makes her home in the Berkeley area. Connect with her on her website.

Giveaway – Special thanks to Tor/Forge for our giveaway copy!

One lucky winner will have the opportunity to win a hardcover copy of Sustenance by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro!  For your chance to win simply leave a comment below.  Comments will be accepted through midnight on Wednesday, December 31, 2014.  Winner will be picked at random and announced on Thursday, January 1, 2015.  Open to US residents only.  Good luck!