Sunday, October 10, 2010

31 DAYS Day :10 My Three Witches! WINNER!!!

 






THANKS FOR ALL THE ENTRIES!!! THE WINNER IS:

Melissa

THEIR ARE STILL A FEW GREAT CONTESTS GOING ON AND MORE COMING NEXT WEEK :)











This is the last day of my celebration of Witches! Today I want to profile Three series that I've really been enjoying, two that I've been reading for a while and one that I  just recently started:
 
 
 
 







 
 
 
This is the first three volumes of the now 8 + volume series. Kim's series was the second series i read with witches after the three sisters trilogy. Set in a world after the "turn" the supernatural element has now outed itself to the human community. Vampires, Werewolves, Pixies and Faeries and of course witches are now a part of the world community. Rachel Morgan is a bounty hunter. With her Vampire Partner Ivy and her Pixie partner Jenks she supports herself by helping to catch the criminal element of her supernatural world. Kim Harrison is an amazing writer. Her stories are filled with action, Horror and romance. What I enjoy most about this series is how much Rachel has grown through the series. She has lost lovers, friends and even her free will through dealings with Demons. Jenks and Ivy are also a huge part of the series and have become just as prominent as Rachel. If you haven't tried this series yet I highly suggest you do! The first book had some slow bits in it but by the second book Kim is in fine form and the series only gets better from there.
 
 
 







 
 
I discovered  Kelly through her books Bitten and Stolen, Ill be reviewing those for werewolf week :) Paige the Witch in Dime store Magic was first introduced in Stolen. I was very impressed with how Kelly adder other characters to the mix without losing focus on the main character in this book : Elena. Paige is a young rebellious witch who is anxious to break away from the restrictive rules of the older members in her Coven. She also is responsible for a young girl whose growing magical powers are wanted by forces dark and light.
 
This series has now grown to include over 12 books and is collectively called The Women of the Otherworld Series . I'm only up to book 3 but I'm enjoying them immensely. there are several different narrative voices in the series and all the characters are well written and interesting.
 
 











 
 
 







 
 
 







 
I found this series on Paperback Swap
http://www.paperbackswap.com/
 
I ordered the first four in the series based on the covers and the great reviews on the site. I enjoyed the first one, but found the narrative style a little lacking. This might be due to the fact that it's the first in a 6 book series.I really enjoyed the first half of the book a lot it had a great set up and quickly introduced Maggie O'Neill to her new boss Felicity and the store Enchantments.It lagged a little for me in the middle and I also thought Madelyn went a little overboard with pointing out the discrimination of those against witches and Wicca. I only mention this because the style of this book and its cover is very "Chick Lit" . These means it may appeal to a very mainstream audience that may be a little turned off about the continued preachings of intolerance to Wiccan's. I'd hate for that to happen since Madelyn has a great opportunity with this series to entertain AND inform. The great thing about PBS though is I was able to use 4 of my credits to get the first four books in the series for less than what one book alone would cost. Im looking forward to reading the other three and seeing how the series progresses.
 






 
 
Now its time for my 2nd Giveaway!! 
 
 
 
 
ONE WINNER WILL RECEIVE A BOOK OF CHOICE UP TO $10.00
From :
 
 


     This Contest is INTERNATIONAL 
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 CONTEST ENDS 10/17/10

LEAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS WITH  A COMMENT TO ENTER

32 comments:

Steph said...

Hi Kai, The last series I haven't seen at all. Interesting.

I hope this is how we enter. I would love to be entered into the giveaway.
Thanks for the contest~

Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
email: steph@fangswandsandfairydust.com
twitter: @fangswandsfairy

Dazzling Mage said...

I really want to try reading Kelley Armstrong's books. Thanks for the giveaway!

email: asma.aljeelani@gmail.com

amandawk said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!
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M.A.D. said...

This is the first I've seen of Kim's series and it sounds so good I'm going to be checking it out lol

Thank you for the nice giveaway, please count me in :D

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Cherry said...

I've read the first book of Kim's series and I have to agree that it dragged at first but was a good read. But... my copy is a UK edition which has the ugliest cover ever! It's yellow! Yellow!! It made my eyes ache!! Here take a look: http://www.cherrymischievous.com/2010/09/review-dead-witch-walking.html.

I sooo need to bump up Bitten in my TBR pile :)

Re-posted your contest at: http://contests-freebies.blogspot.com/2010/10/win-10-book-from-book-depository-at.html

Cherry Mischievous
cherrymischif-warrior [at] yahoo [dot] com

FICTION STATE OF MIND said...

thanks so much cherry, and yes leaving a comment is the way to enter Steph, ill claify :)

Kulsuma said...

Please count me in!

k_anon[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk

Christa said...

: ) This is an amazing giveaway! ambience.of.rain (at) gmail.com

linaramz said...

I've been wanting to start reading Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Underworld! Thanks for the giveaway!

linaramz at yahoo dot com

ninefly said...

wow, you're brave for buying more than 1 book of a series at a time, I'm usually incredibly cautious when reading series
don't mind owning the first book and never buying more, but if I don't like a series I usually just give up with #1

please enter me in the giveaway! thanks!
ninefly(at)gmail(dot)com

Melissa said...

Oh I love Kelley Armstrong!! That series is great. I have Kim Harrison on my tbr.

Great giveaway!
~Melissa (Books and Things)
books (dot) things (at) yahoo (dot) com

Patsy said...

Awesome giveaway!
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Tore said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I would really like to read this series. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Ashley (Ashley's Bookshelf) said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

ashleysbookshelf@gmail.com

Ashley's Bookshelf

donnas said...

These are 3 of my favorite series. Glad to see more love for them.

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stacey said...

I love Kim harrison's books and have been wanting to try those others.
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buddyt said...

I enjoy Kelley Armstrong's books and would love to get my hands on some more.


Thanks very much for opening the giveaway to worldwide entries. That is really very good of you.

I know the Book Depository ships to me as I buy from them fairly often.

Thanks

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

EVA SB said...

I am looking around for a new series to commit to. I keep reading first in series but getting no further.

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mbreakfield said...

Both these series look good.
marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

vickyvak said...

Awesome giveaway!

vicky.vak8(at)gmail.com

Shy said...

I recently commited myself to The Dresden Files, which is a series about wizard and my oh my... I am thoroughly NOT disappointed by the books. There are TOO good that it is hard for me to put it down until I finish... urm... all 12 books in less than a month! Yes, it seriously THAT good :D

Thank you so much for the giveaway =)

Shy
shy8629(at)gmail(dot)com

Kulsuma said...

Awesome! Please count me in!:D

k_anon[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk

Carol M said...

Madelyn Alt's series sounds good! Please enter me! Thank you!
mittens0831 at aol dot com

sablelexi said...

Hmm...I think that I have some all of these series, though all I've read are the Kelley Armstrong books. I really need to read more.

jlynettes @ hotmail . com

Heather said...

I would love to be entered!!

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Stella (Ex Libris) said...

I agree with you, these series are fantastic! (though I only know and read the first 2)

Kelley Armstrong has been my very first favourite UF author and I LOVE her Women of the Otherworld series! I just discovered Kim Harrison's series, love the humour :-)

Will ahve to check out the 3rd series, haven't read it yet.

Thanks for the giveaway!

stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

latishajean said...

What a great giveaway thank you so much her books sound so good! Thank you for the chance!
tishajean@charter.net

Mom2anutball said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! Her books sound incredible, right up my alley!

Thanks!
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Marjorie said...

This is a super great giveaway and I would like to win.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Carla said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. Her books sound interesting.

cjmfnobrega (at) gmail (dot) com

tattgiff said...

Impossible to have too many books!
Thank you. Would let my daughter have it!
tattgiff at centurytel dot net

Spav said...

I hope I'm not too late for this.

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