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Monday, October 24, 2011

Giveaway - The Whitefire Crossing by Courtney Schafer

Courtesy of the author, I have two signed copies of Courtney's Schafer's The Whitefire Crossing to give away.  One of Night Shade Books' New Voices, Schafer is an electrical engineer and an avid climber.  The latter features heavily in her novel and  I remain hopeful that we'll see some electrical engineering in book two The Tainted City (not really).

When I read the novel way back in June I called it 'one of the best novels I've read in 2011.'  Up to that point I'd read 38.  As of now that number is somewhere around 75 and that statement is as true now as it was back in June.  You can read my full review here.

Here's the blurb from the back cover:


Dev is a smuggler with the perfect cover. He's in high demand as a guide for the caravans that carry legitimate goods from the city of Ninavel into the country of Alathia. The route through the Whitefire Mountains is treacherous, and Dev is one of the few climbers who knows how to cross them safely. With his skill and connections, it's easy enough to slip contraband charms from Ninavel - where any magic is fair game, no matter how dark - into Alathia, where most magic is outlawed.

But smuggling a few charms is one thing; smuggling a person through the warded Alathian border is near suicidal. Having made a promise to a dying friend, Dev is forced to take on a singularly dangerous cargo: Kiran. A young apprentice on the run from one of the most powerful mages in Ninavel, Kiran is desperate enough to pay a fortune to sneak into a country where discovery means certain execution - and he'll do whatever it takes to prevent Dev from finding out the terrible truth behind his getaway.

Yet Kiran isn't the only one harboring a deadly secret. Caught up in a web of subterfuge and dark magic, Dev and Kiran must find a way to trust each other - or face not only their own destruction, but that of the entire city of Ninavel.


Giveaway Details:

This giveaway is open to residents of all Nations, States, and Planets.  You must be 18 years of age or older to participate. Void where prohibited by law. Giveaway rules are subject to change.  

How to participate:
  • To enter the giveaway, just place a comment in this post and declare intention to participate.
  • One entry per person, or face disqualification.
  • Make sure to provide an email address or Twitter username at which I can contact you.
  • Entries accepted until 11:59pm ET on October 31, 2011
  • Winners will be chosen by random sorting entries, and then using a random number generator.
  • There will be two winners, who will get one prize each.
  • Will have to confirm email/DM to be considered a winner within a week after October 31, 2011.
ONE additional entry may be had by doing the following:
If you do either of the steps above, or you are already following me, you'll receive ONE additional entry.

Thanks, and good luck!


At October 24, 2011 at 7:04 AM , Anonymous RichardPF said...

I would like to win this book.
@RichardPF on Twitter

At October 24, 2011 at 7:14 AM , Blogger The Reader said...

Cool contest dude, I liked the story when I read it as an e-book and since its a signed copy, I would love to participate.

I'm a GFC follower as well.


At October 24, 2011 at 7:21 AM , Blogger Ken said...

I'd like to enter too.
@Ken1983 on twitter

At October 24, 2011 at 8:25 AM , Blogger Autumn2May said...

I'm always game for free, signed books! Count me in! :) Huh, I thought I was following your blog. Well I am now. As you know I'm @autumn2may on Twitter. ;)

At October 24, 2011 at 9:30 AM , Blogger Spaz said...

Would LOVE to win one of these. Thank you so much for the chance!

GFC follower name is Spaz

At October 24, 2011 at 10:51 AM , Blogger lorrie0729 said...

I'd love to enter. Thanks for the great giveaway!

GFC follower lorrie0729

At October 24, 2011 at 11:11 AM , Blogger KP said...

Have been thinking about buying this one, but winning one would be much better...
@Netrunnr on Twitter

At October 24, 2011 at 6:25 PM , Anonymous Michelle said...

Sounds great! And as we know, I do tend to like the same books as you. :P

Count me in!

I'm @Vilutheril on twitter and I already (stalk) follow you on twitter. :)


At October 24, 2011 at 6:33 PM , Blogger Zafri Mollon said...

I wouldn't mind winning one of these.
@zmollon (now following you on twitter)

At October 24, 2011 at 8:28 PM , Blogger Neth said...

sign me up - you know how to get in touch.

At October 25, 2011 at 6:55 AM , Blogger Yagiz said...

Very cool giveaway.
Please sign me up!


At October 25, 2011 at 7:34 AM , Blogger Bastard said...

Great giveaway, won this a couple of months ago. And I'm pretty close at giving it a read, I figure about 3 more books until then. Looks like a good one.

At October 25, 2011 at 9:34 AM , Anonymous odo said...

I've been interested in this book since I read your review. I'd like to enter the giveaway.

I'm @odo on Twitter

At October 25, 2011 at 12:56 PM , Anonymous DragonReader said...

I'd like o be entered in the drawing

At October 26, 2011 at 8:04 AM , Blogger Kese said...

I declare my interest for winning this book.


At October 27, 2011 at 2:09 PM , Anonymous Stephan said...

Awesome, thanks for the giveaway. I've really been wanting to read this one.

@RantingDragon. And I already stalk you.

At October 28, 2011 at 8:28 AM , Blogger Salt-Man Z said...

Count me in!
I just followed you on Twitter AND subscribed to your blog via Google Reader. Good stuff!

At October 28, 2011 at 11:01 AM , Anonymous joe57 said...

Heard good things about The Whitefire Crossing and followed you on Twitter @jscanlon57.

At October 28, 2011 at 11:57 AM , Blogger ediFanoB said...

Great giveaway!
Please sign me up.

My blogger profile contains my mail address.
I follow you on Twitter - user name edifanob - and I'm a follower.

At October 30, 2011 at 6:44 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would love to win the book and always glad to pick up another blog.

At October 30, 2011 at 8:19 AM , Blogger S.M.D. said...

You better believe it that I want in! Looks like an interesting book and the cover keeps grabbing my eye when I see it.

Email in my profile.

At October 31, 2011 at 6:39 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like a chance to win. Good luck to everyone else!

At October 31, 2011 at 9:39 AM , Anonymous Oathsworn said...

Hi there,

the blogosphere runs wild about Courtney Schafers' book, and so I am. Same publisher as Miserere from Teresa Frohock, so it has to be really good.

Count me in:

oathsworn75 [at] googlemail [dot] com

At October 31, 2011 at 11:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just found this blog, and am lovin' it so far. The review of Shadow Prowler is one of the best I've read. Thing is, and I know you -- at least sounds like -- didn't care much for it, but after reading your review, I almost want to give it a shot.
To my mind, that's probably the biggest compliment you can probably give a blogger, that just by reading the review, it's so great, that even though you know the reviewer didn't care for it, you want to read it probably just because you liked the review so much.

At October 31, 2011 at 11:02 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not sure if that makes any sense, at all, but there it is. To tell the truth I've wanted to read the book, but almost every single review I've read is in the same vein, that it's bad. Not sure if that's because of the supposed use of worn out fantasy tropes or not. For myself, I LIKE the "worn out" fantasy tropes.
They seem to be right up my alley. Kinda like, how I love the '80s rock/metal music scene. The hair bands. Will forever hold great animosity towards the Pearl Jam, Kurt Cobain's of the world and would love to see the Dokken, Ratt, Queensryche et al's of the world come back, perhaps sans the so-called power ballad. Could do without all of them.

At October 31, 2011 at 11:05 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

But I digress. Seems that's what I do best. My forte in life, if you will.
Anyways, so I guess I might give the Prowler a try, if for no other reason than that as I read it it can bring me back to the Musings of a certain, Staffer, of which there seems to be one. Probably not room for another. Well done.
Suffice it to say, this is one blog I WIll certainly be following in the future. Also, perhaps I should mention that I "found" the blog through one Jeff, aka, Bossfan, aka, The Tattered Scroll, he what once were of Genre Reader fame, aka, the second, and as of the moment last blogger for which I did win a book -- Book 2, of Karen Miller's, the Fisherman's Children, The Reluctant Mage. The first, book having been won, on the Hotlist with the venerable Pat, he of the love him or hate him, but rarely in between fame. Speaking of which, what with his blog splitting time between Fantasy and a Travel blog, methinks he should giveaway trips to some of the places he goes. I'm sure that would bring more hits to the blog.

At October 31, 2011 at 11:06 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

But, I digress. So, in short, wanted to say, love the blog so far, keep up the good work, and I'd love to be entered into the giveaway for the Whitefire Crossing.
And, I actually do know the deadline is 11:59 Eastern All Hallow's Eve, but the way I read it is that you must at least have started on your comment by that time, of which, I can assure you, I was in well before said time. I'm an extremely slow typer not to mention I think about five or six words a minute.
So figure thinking five words a minute, taking two minutes to get said five words typed and you can well see I started in at around Noon, the very next day after you announced the giveaway.
I sure hope you take that into consideration when deliberating on whether to allow my entry or not. I'd even be willing to put it to a vote, so long as the only person's allowed a vote are those with more yay than nay in their vocabulary. The half full glass of tequila, which is in need of constant refilling at least to the point where they are so sick of my "voice" they'd be willing to yay, anything just to shut me up.
As an added incentive, I would promise everyone out there in webland that should I be allowed in, and should win, I would NEVER post a comment on this blog or any other, except a short, put me in, three words, again.
Further, should I just be allowed IN, let alone win, I would promise to from this day forward never comment on any blog, be it fantasy, sports, entertainment, politics, you name it -- AGAIN.
So, what say you, people? If you made it this far without wanting to kill me you must be a glutton for punishment and be of the kind that, I promise you, reads a book to the bitter end. No matter how bad. But, that doesn't mean you'd read a second by the same author. See?
So you made it to the end of my post/comment/tome and you can chalk up another thing you finished, but here's your chance to make sure you NEVER have to go through the same thing again. As an added bonus, you'll also be doing your fellow man a great service. Bar me and the disservice would reverberate across the entire country/world until nobody would be safe from the nonsense that is me.
Please, I ask you, let's get me a chance to win, and as a bonus get rid of me for good and let's put all eyes back on the musings of Staffer, who is GREAT, and where they should be.
Thanks for the time, and I actually do LOVE the blog, whether I get in the contest or not. Keep up the GREAT work. Hmm, weird how I randomly capitalize stuff and it seems GREAT is one that more often than not gets the call.
So, now -- I've actually been rambling on trying to get to 11:59 my time, Colorado, US. time and it's almost here. I also would use this time as a protest to the use of Eastern in all we do. I actually went to NYC to watch my beloved Yankees play and saw the time was 5:00 and so went at 3. Ha, ha. Don't need to subtract the 2 hours when you're actuall in the East. :)
Ryan. sorry/thanks


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