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The Compulsive Reader: A Discovery of Witches Contest!

Friday, April 22, 2011

A Discovery of Witches Contest!

It seems like everywhere I turn, everyone is talking about A Discovery of Witches! So, naturally, the thing to do is spread the word and hold a contest, thanks to the generosity of the publisher, Penguin Group!

First, here's a bit more about the book:

"A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES begins on a late September afternoon when Diana Bishop, a bright, young historian studying amidst the ancient stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian library, calls up a medieval manuscript of alchemical illustrations. As soon as she picks it up Diana realizes that the book—Ashmole 782—is an enchanted object of untold power. As it turns out, Diana is not only a first-rate scholar of seventeenth- century chemistry but also a descendant of a long and distinguished line…of witches. She’s spent her adult life distancing herself from her supernatural destiny, and after a quick look at Ashmole 782 she sends the book back to the stacks and her magical history with it.

However, Diana isn’t the only one who has noticed that the manuscript has resurfaced, and her discovery immediately sets the fantastical underworld stirring. It soon becomes apparent that Ashmole 782 is a coveted treasure that’s been lost for centuries and Diana is the first and only being that has met the terms of its spell. Soon she finds herself beset by members of all three magical species—daemons, witches, and vampires—who swarm upon Oxford, seeking the text. She finds a crucial ally in Matthew Clairmont, a dashing geneticist and a vampire, whose preeminence in his field has been achieved after years upon years upon years of study. The two team up despite an age-old enmity between their species, becoming closer over candlelit dinners, supernatural yoga classes, and a trip to Matthew’s ancestral home (well, castle) in southern France.

As their challenges grow, so do Diana’s powers, and together she and Matthew must battle the forces rallying against them to unlock the secrets of a manuscript whose pages promise clues to a mysterious past and uncertain future. Equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense, A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES is a mesmerizing and addictive read."

Don't you want it?

Well, all you have to do to enter the contest is leave me a comment below! I'll pick a winner on May 6th to receive a copy of the book and a set of those cool buttons! (Sorry, this contest is only open to the US and Canada!)

And if you've already read the book, then who do you think would make the best Diana? Or the best Matthew? Vote below!



26 comments:

Lindsay said...

I am DYING to read this book! It has been on my Nook-radar for some time, but always seems to not be purchased :( Thanks so much for this post, this seems like such a great book!

hannah.ettema said...

This is such a great book to highlight; I couldn't put it down! As for the actors, I almost hope some things don't become movies so they can live forever in my head. I love the buttons!

Bekka said...

I've been dieing to read this book, but it's always checked out at my library! I swear when they say "wait is undetermined" they mean you will NEVER get the book!

JennyG said...

I just found your blog, and I'm really enjoying it. This book looks great -- I've read the "sample" bit from Amazon, but haven't gotten the whole book yet.

John The Bookworm said...

I've wanted to read this book for a while. Something about the premise, cover, and buzz has just captured my attention. I swear I have like super senses when it comes to books I think I'll like. O.o The buttons are pretty snazzy, too. Thank you for hosting the contest. :)

jpetroroy said...

This has been on my list for a while, but I keep forgetting to get it! I'd love to win

R Hayes said...

This is a great book and I would love to have a copy and the buttons look great also

faefever25 said...

I can't wait to read this please enter me, thanks!

faefever25 at hotmail dot com

Mandi said...

I listened to this audiobook, and let me tell you - it was so incredibly difficult to get out of my car each day when I finally got to work! I'd love a copy of the book to read so I can experience it tactilely.

Lauren said...

Ooh, this looks like a fabulous read! And I LOVE the buttons...

starving4books@gmail.com

Leah said...

It was a great book, which I had to wait to read from the library. Would love a copy

Sniffly Kitty said...

Would love to get a copy of this book ^.^

snifflykitty@gmail.com

Wrighty said...

I've really been looking forward to this one! I've had it reserved at my library for weeks. Thanks so much for a great giveaway!! :)

wrights5[at]hughes[dot]net

Sheery said...

This is an awesome giveaway! Thanks so much for putting this together.

smhall1408@gmail.com

DebbieW said...

Haven't had a chance to read it yet, but it sounds really cool! Thanks for giving us the chance to win this book!

xsweeteternityx[at]hotmail[dot]com

Rachelia said...

I've seen this popping up on all the book blogs I follow and I'm intrigued! I've loved anything witch/witchcraft/magic related, and this past summer I even got to take a class on the history of witchcraft! So I'm very excited about this book and would love to read it :)

dolphincrazed007[at]yahoo[dot]com

Sarah said...

Sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway!

Alexandra said...

This looks wonderful! I would love a copy :)

Jessica said...

Sounds like a great read! Thanks for hosting the contest.

JenM said...

I've heard quite a bit about this book and I'd love to win a copy.

Jen at delux dot com

Cassandra said...

This book sounds fantastic! Please enter me!

SchCassandra@gmail.com

Pam Steinke said...

Love your blog and would love to win the book!

Kaethe said...

I keep think of it as Possession with Magic; it sounds so appealing!

Candice222 said...

Sounds like a great read!!! Fingers crossed.

Jessi said...

I have been hearing quite a bit about this one. The description reminds me of The Physik Book of Deliverance Dane, which was a good read.

Colorado Springs Divorce Attorney said...

Haven't read this yet but I sure will get a copy of this. thanks for the review by the way. :)