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Monday, January 21, 2013

Back to the Future Giveaway Hop (Jan 22 - 28)


The Back to the Future Giveaway Hop is hosted by Kathy at I am a Reader, Not a Writer and Inky at Book Haven Extraordinaire. Books set in the past or future are being featured in this hop.  Nothing in the present day - unless of course, they have time-traveled to the present day from the past or future!  

I am giving away a copy of A Double Death on the Black Isle by A.D. Scott.



Nothing is ever quite at peace on Scotland's Black Isle- the Traveling people are forever at odds with the locals, the fishermen have nothing in common with the farmers, and the villagers have no connection with the town. But when two deaths occur on the same day, involving the same families from the same estate- the Black Isle seems as forbidding as its name. 

Joanne Ross, typist at the Highland Gazette, is torn whether to take on the plum task of reporting on these murders- after all, the woman at the center of both crimes is one of her closest friends. Joanne knows the story could be her big break, and for a woman in the mid-1950's- a single mother, no less- good work is hard to come by.

But the investigation by the staff on the Gazette reveals secrets that will forever change this quiet, remote part of the Highlands. The ancient feudal order is crumbling, loyalties are tested, friendships torn apart, and the sublime beauty of the landscape will never seem peaceful again.

This giveaway is open to U.S. only and you can enter through the rafflecopter form below. The giveaway ends at midnight on Jan 28th.





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41 comments:

Susan said...

I would much rather read a book about the past! I really should have chosen history as my major in college.

PuttPutt1198Eve said...

I enjoy reading books both in the past and in the future. However, lately, it's been fantasy books like Game of Thrones which is in the past with elements of the future (science fiction) thrown in.

Dena McMurdie said...

The past. I love historical novels. But futuristic ones are ok too.

Meghan said...

Depends on when in the past... But, to be honest, I'm kind of getting tired of historical novels. I've read a TON of them (mostly from Tudor England). I'm ready to move towards the FUTURE!

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Audrey said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I love reading about the past, but I'm in a phase where reading about the future is more interesting!

Carol M said...

Most of the time I like books about the past. However, I really enjoy J.D. Robb's In Death series.

Anita Yancey said...

I would perfer to read a book in the past. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

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CBarton said...

Personally, I would rather go past. Thank you for the giveaway.

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Konstanz Silverbow said...

I think it really depends on the story but my usual preference is past.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Konstanz Silverbow
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mamabunny13 said...

Both!

Marilyn R said...

What an awesome giveaway. Many thanks. I love both future and past novels, so would be hard to pick one
.I voted You have just voted for Books and Needlepoint!

Beckey said...

Both... But looking over the books I have read it looks like a I read more Historicals...

Karla said...

I really like both but I think I'm going to go with future

Katie Mahnken said...

Tough choice! I really love both...I guess my typical choice is books in the future, but I read a LOT of historical fiction too... I just read whatever I want! LOL :)

BrittanyUtley said...

Future! Thanks for the Giveaway!

Rebecca Graf said...

The past is more my thing.

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Martha Lawson said...

The past, I don't read many futuristics at all! Thanks for the chance.

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Shelly Hammond said...

I really like both and it just depends on my mood. Sometimes it's fun to read about the past and how it was but sometimes it's fun to read about how an author sees the future and the world they create in their mind. So, it just depends :)

Shelly Hammond
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RIN said...

I generally read books about the future (yay! science fiction!), but do enjoy a well-written book about the past too.

ossmcalc said...

The Past, definitely.

celina k said...

I would say generally a book about the past :)

DoingDewey said...

I don't have a strong preference as long as the book is well written :)

Suz said...

I like reading both because books about the past make me feel like I'm learning something and I love to see how authors envision the future! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

Suz Reads

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

I am much more inclined to read books set in the past. Historical fiction is my fave genre!

Thanks for the giveaway, Kate!

Sheila Hollinghead said...

In the past. I love classics!

Katie Amanda said...

I like the future. Thanks!

traveler said...

I enjoy reading novels set in the past. Many thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

kimberly holgate said...

a book set in the future

petite said...

I enjoy historical novels. The past has an allure that I appreciate. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kylie Carlson said...

I like both- it really depends on my mood. I grew up reading space operas and majored in history so they both have a special place in my heart. Today I'm in a history mood though!

Leah CB said...

I will read both. They both have their appeal.

e.sadlersfan said...

I like both!

Mia J. said...

I prefer a book set in the past.

Lisa Vazquezanzua said...

I would rather read a book that is set in the future. I guess because there are so many different ideas of what the future could be like. But I'm not against reading books in the past. My favorite book that's set in the past is the Outlander Series. Thank you for being a part of this fun and awesome blog hop!!

Teller-girl said...

I like them both but I think I prefer the past

Nancy said...

The past, definitely.

bashashhazbaz said...

depends on the story. i love history and sci-fi so both work for me.

Renee G said...

I prefer books set in the past
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LAMusing said...

I tend to prefer books set in the past

Cindi said...

I love sci-fi/fantasy. I have a book group that reads this genre. We just read Empire State.

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