Special Feature/Giveaway: TICKETS TO AllSoulsCon (an ALL SOULS TRILOGY exclusive event)

AllSoulsCon is coming! What is AlSoulsCon you ask? Well it’s a fan-run one-day convention celebrating THE ALL SOULS TRILOGY, taking place September 12th in Los Angeles but available to fans all over the world via livestream. Deborah is attending, as is audiobook reader Jennifer Ikeda, and it’s going to be an outstanding opportunity to meet them and fellow fans, enjoy AST-inspired food, wine, contests, and a lot more! You can see the schedule here, but highlights include:

  • Q&A sessions with Deborah Harkness and Jennifer Ikeda
  • A Renaissance Music Workshop, with performances by University of Southern California musicians and featuring original compositions by Isaias Garcia
  • A fan panel (details to come)
  • There are a lot more events happening so be sure to check out their website for more exciting details!

Thanks to the All Souls publisher, Penguin/Viking and the people at AllSoulsCon, I am able to offer a virtual ticket for giveaway—the winner will be able to attend the Con from anywhere by computer.

So with that bit of exciting news, here is how to enter the giveaway!

Giveaway runs 8/26/15 to 9/1/15

Winners will be announced 9/2/15.

(how to enter)

On this blog you must leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway.  Your comment MUST include your email so I can contact you….if you do not enter an email in the comments your entry will be void. Winners will be notified by email the day after the giveaway closes and have five days to respond, it not another winner will be chosen. 

(GIVEAWAY OPEN TO US ONLY AND NO PO BOX)

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Special Feature: LAMP BLACK, WOLF GREY by Paula Brackston

To help celebrate the release of Paula Brackston’s latest novel LAMP BLACK, WOLF GREY I am hosting a special feature about the book. As many of you know, I am a huge fan of Brackston’s ‘witch books’ and have read almost all of them.

This book isn’t exactly a ‘witch book’ but it still has the great magical and fantasy elements that Brackston is known for.

I will be reviewing this book in September to welcome in fall and my favorite time of year to read about witches, magic, and mystery!

Artist Laura Matthews finds her new home in the Welsh mountains to be a place so charged with tales and legends that she is able to reach through the gossamer-fine veil that separates her own world from that of myth and fable.

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Review: The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy #3) by Deborah Harkness

Diana and her vampire husband, Matthew, have returned from the 16th century and their home coming wasn’t necessarily the most joyous experience.

After dealing with the loss of a close companion and friend, Diana and Matthew must face what the future holds and acquire the elusive book, Ashmole 782, also known as The Book of Life before it falls into the wrong hands.

What they don’t expect is that one of Matthew’s homicidal vampire children,Benjamin, stands between them and the book. If Matthew and Diana hope to defeat Benjamin they must rely on their comrades and some past enemies to do it.

They must stop Benjamin at all costs and sometimes that means going down different roads, join Diana and Matthew as they seperate to search for the missing pages of Ashmole 782, the book itself, and the cure for blood rage.

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Review: Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy #2) by Deborah Harkness

The last time we saw Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont, they were time traveling back to the 16th century in search of a witch who could help Diana control her powers.

As a historian, Diana is actually pretty excited about being a time traveler, but less excited when she arrives and discovers that she isn’t quite crazy about 16th century vampire Matthew.

Matthew has been a collector of secrets his whole life. Having lives secrets and lies so long, he is not accustomed to sharing things with his wife, though he loves her unconditionally.

Both Matthew and Diana think that once they arrive in Elizabethan England, they will quickly find a witch and find Ashmole 782, the book they have been searching for, and return to the present relatively unscathed.

Wrong.

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Review: A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1) by Deborah Harkness

Diana Bishop has been trying to keep magic out of her life since she parents died when she was a girl.

She has thrown herself into her work as an alchemy historian and is presently in Oxford researching her next keynote speech.

While at Oxford’s Bodleian Library, Diana calls for an ancient alchemy manuscript, not knowing that it is actually bewitched!

Diana quickly returns the book once she jots down a couple of notes about the book. However, her discovery has drawn the attention of the supernatural world…..vampires, daemons, and other witches.

Suddenly Diana is being stalked by a number of creatures and she can’t help but wonder if it has something to do with the book. Diana has actually stumbled upon a long lost book of coveted treasure….and she is the only creature who can break its spell.

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