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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Giveaway - The Historian

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

5 copies up for grabs courtesy of Hachette Books!

About the book: Breathtakingly suspenseful and beautifully written, The Historian is the story of a young woman plunged into a labyrinth where the secrets of her family's past connect to an inconceivable evil: the dark fifteenth-century reign of Vlad the Impaler and a time-defying pact that may have kept his awful work alive through the ages. The search for the truth becomes an adventure of monumental proportions, taking us from monasteries and dusty libraries to the capitals of Eastern Europe - in a feat of storytelling so rich, so hypnotic, so exciting that it has enthralled readers around the world. (Hachette)

This book would be great for book clubs - see the Reading Group Guide.

To see and hear more about this book - read an excerpt - or listen to one!

  1. Five copies to giveaway.
  2. Open only to U.S. and Canada.
  3. No PO Boxes
  4. All entries can be in one comment.
  5. +1 Must leave email address in comment.
  6. +2 if you are a new or old follower - but please let me know. How ever you follow - each will count for 2 entries apiece (Twitter, Facebook, Google, Feed Reader, Email, Blogged etc, etc, etc)
  7. +3 if you post this on any social network or blog LEAVE A LINK TO GET BACK TO THIS POST OR IT WILL NOT COUNT - If you post on Twitter - please use @kherbrand and link to this post. Go Crazy! No Limits on Entries!
  8. +3 for referrals of NEW followers - New followers - tell me who referred you and you will get those +3 also!
  9. Giveaway ends on Oct 20.


Anonymous said...

please enter me in the giveaway

+2 I'm a google friend connect follower

+2 I subscribe by email

+1 elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

clenna said...

I would love to read this book.

#1 clenna at aol dot com

#2 I subscribe via email

#2 I subscribe via Google Reader

#2 I follow

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks. wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

Unknown said...

This looks like a great book. I follow (on the Blogger Dashboard, so Friends Connect?) and I follow your twitter.

My email is elenagwynne@gmail.com

rubynreba said...

Please enter me for this

+2 follower

Bridget said...

Hi! No need to enter me, just posted on Win A Book.

Pam said...

Pick me! Pick me!

+2 old follower (google reader)
+2 follow on blogged.com
+2 follow on network blogs

melacan at hotmail dot com

Indigo said...

I love the premise of this book. Please include me in this drawing! Thanks! Indigo

+1 ravensquietscreams@gmail.com

+2 Following on Blogged as Indigo R.

+2 Following on Twitter @sageraven

+2 I'm a follower

Thanks for the opportunity! Indigo

Hot Off the Shelves said...

Please enter me.

+1 jasmyn9[at]hotmail[dot]com

+2 I am a follower

J.T. Oldfield said...

Please enter me.


I follow you on Twitter
I follow w/ Google Reader
I just tweeted about this http://twitter.com/bibliofreakblog/status/4480282592

Linna said...

Please enter me for this giveaway. :D

+1 linna.hsu at gmail dot com
+2 old google reader follower

Virginia C said...

Thank you for this giveaway. Sounds involving and lushly written.

+2 Google Friend Connect Follower

+2 Google Reader subscriber

+2 Email subscriber

+1 gcwhiskas at aol dot com

Miss Haley said...

+1 enter me please!
haleymathiot at yahoo dot com

+2 old follower

+3 tweeted at twitter.com/haleymathiot in reply to your username

+3 put on my right sidebar at haleymathiot.blogspot.com


Sheila Deeth said...

I loved the book, but I already have it so please don't include me in the giveaway. I read The Thirteenth Tale soon afterwards - it was interesting how the similarities in the stories played out. I think I liked Thirteenth Tale even more than the Historian, but they were both great.

Beth (BBRB) said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

I'm a follower.

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Jane said...

I've heard a lot about this book.

I'm a follower of this blog.

janie1215 AT excite DOT com

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in this fabulous giveaway...thanks.

I'm an email subscriber :)

I'm a follower :)

karen k

stacey dempsey said...

this sounds like a great book
#1 roswello athotmail dot com
#2 i subscribe via email
#3 i am a follower

Simply Stacie said...

Please enter me.

-blog follower
-email subscriber

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

Enter me please in this giveaway.
I am a email subscriber.
I am a google follower.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I'd love to read The Historian. Thanks for the possibility.

+2 I subscribe via email.


Paula said...

Thanks for having the giveaway. Would love to read this someday.

pjhess55@hotmail.com I am a follower thru bloglines.

lag123 said...

This sounds good. Please enter me.

I am an old follower.

I follow via email.


Jaime said...

+1 copperllama at yahoo dot com
+2 I am a follower

Becca said...

Please enter me.

I follow on blogger.

I follow you on twitter

I subscribe through email.

I blogged about it here:



enyl said...

It's great to see a book featuring a historian.

I'm an e-mail subscriber.

I'm a Google reader follower.
I follow on Twitter.


Debbie Rodgers said...

Hi -

+1 tatamagouche AT netbundle DOT ca

+2 I follow on Twitter

+2 I subscribe by e-mail

+2 I follow your blog via Google


Lynz Pickles said...

This book sounds so good... I've been meaning to read it for ages. Please enter me in the giveaway.

+1 lynzajw[at]gmail[dot]com
+2 new follower (in a reader)
+3 referred from West of Mars

DarcyO said...

+1 I'd love to read this one. Please include me.

+2 I'm a old follower.
+2 I follow with Google Reader.

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

Unknown said...

Okay so I am not sure if I done everything right but here goes

+1 email ezziriah(at)gmail(dot)com
+2 I follow you on these sites
facebook if I done it correctly if not let me know cause I love facebook and or network blogs, and would love to follow you
google reader I don't always post but I do read your blog every chance i can.

here is where I tweeted the giveaway http://twitter.com/BoosPlace/status/4560535634

Hope you can figure this all out..lol

Unknown said...

Please enter me in this giveaway!

+2 I'm a new follower through Google Friend
+2 I follow on Blogger Dashboard

+2 I subscribe through email

+2 I follow you on Twitter (Amestir)

+1 Aimala127@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

This book has been on my TBR list for some time. Maybe if it were on my shelf I'd read it faster!
+1 steele85@gmail.com
+2 new follower: twitter and Google reader
+3 CarrieK @BooksandMovies

Carrie K. said...

I've wanted to read this one forever!

My e-mail: nnjmom at yahoo dot com

I follow Google Reader - and I blogged it here:


Madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

I have been wanting to read this even though it is a huge book.

rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

I follow:
on Google Friend Connect/Blogger

on Networked Bogs 4 facebook (rose manning account:espressogurl@hotmail)

subscribe by email

have you on feed reader (Google)

Thanks for the chance!

Jo-Jo said...

I would love to win this book.

joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

Would love to read this book which sounds fascinating and enthralling. I'm a relatively new follower...

Aliya D.

mrsshukra said...

I would like to be entered!

+2 Already follow!


ibeeeg said...

This book has been on my TBR list for a while now. I finally put it on my monthly read list. I would love to win a copy!!!

I follow you on Google Reader

I follow you on Twitter

I tweeted about this giveaway

I posted a link about this giveaway on my blog's sidebar


Sarah E said...

Please enter me in this giveaway!

I am a follower on Google Friend Connect.

saemmerson at yahoo dot com

Sarah Emmerson

Anonymous said...

need to get some winter reading lined up,,thx for contest...

budletsmom said...

Please enter me in your giveaway.

+1 budletsmom at yahoo dot com

+2 old follower.

Jo-Jo said...

I blogged about this contest here.
joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

bison61 said...

please sign me up

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Sarah E said...

I also subscribe via Feed Reader.

saemmerson at yahoo dot com

Sarah Emmerson

Edna said...

I would like to win this book
I follow you on your blogs


Anita Yancey said...

Sounds really interesting. Please enter me. Thanks!

+2 I am an email subscriber!

+1 ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Nancye said...

+1 I would like to win this book! It looks like a great book!
+2 Follower
+2 Subscribe via email
+2 Subscribe via reader
+2 Twitter
+3 Tweet
+2 Follow on Facebook
+2 Faved you on Technorati
+2 Follow via Networked Blogs

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

booklover0226 said...

This sounds like a great book; I look forward in reading it.

Tracey D
+1 Booklover0226 AT gmail DOT com
+2 Old follower

Tracey said...

I would enjoy reading this book.

FrankSandy said...

This novel sounds very interesting. Please enter me. walkerd@primus.ca

pippirose said...

Sounds like a great book!

+1 pippirose59 at gmail dot com
+2 New follower via Blogger
+2 Subscribe via Google Reader
+2 Follow via Twitter
+2 Follow via Facebook Networked
BLogs (name--Piroska)
+2 Follow via Blogged
+3 I tweeted!

CherylS22 said...

I'd love to read this book - please count me in! Thanks!

+1 - megalon22{at}yahoo{dot}com

+2 - I follow in Google Friend Connect

+2 - I subscribe via Google Reader

+2 - I just became a friend on Facebook

Belinda M said...

+1 Please include me in your giveaway

+2 i follow your blog

+2 follow on twitter as prairiebelle

+2 follow on networked blogs

+3 tweeted http://twitter.com/Prairiebelle/status/5030877230

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