Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Book Giveaway: DROOD by Dan Simmons


Thanks to the generous folks at
Hachette Book Group,
I have been authorized to
 give away five (5) copies of
DROOD
by Dan Simmons.

Rules for entering this giveaway are at the bottom of this post.



Publisher: Back Bay
Category: Fiction, Suspense & Thrillers
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Publish Date: 2/8/2010
Price: $15.99/$19.99
ISBN: 9780316007030
Pages: 800

Description (from the publisher):
On June 9, 1865, while traveling by train to London with his secret mistress, 53-year-old Charles Dickens--at the height of his powers and popularity, the most famous and successful novelist in the world and perhaps in the history of the world--hurtled into a disaster that changed his life forever.

Did Dickens begin living a dark double life after the accident? Were his nightly forays into the worst slums of London and his deepening obsession with corpses, crypts, murder, opium dens, the use of lime pits to dissolve bodies, and a hidden subterranean London mere research . . . or something more terrifying?

Just as he did in The Terror, Dan Simmons draws impeccably from history to create a gloriously engaging and terrifying narrative. Based on the historical details of Charles Dickens's life and narrated by Wilkie Collins (Dickens's friend, frequent collaborator, and Salieri-style secret rival), DROOD explores the still-unsolved mysteries of the famous author's last years and may provide the key to Dickens's final, unfinished work: The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Chilling, haunting, and utterly original, DROOD is Dan Simmons at his powerful best.

Click here to visit the author's website.




RULES FOR ENTERING THE GIVEAWAY:

• Leave a comment on this post telling me you would like to win. Include an email address with your comment so that I can contact you if you do win. Use a spam-thwarting format such as geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com or geebee.reads [at] gmail [dot] com

You must leave an email address in order to qualify. If I can't contact you, you can't win!

• You can earn an extra entry by being or becoming a Follower or Subscriber of this blog and telling me about it in a separate comment.

• Blog about this contest and provide me with the link to the post in a separate comment, and I'll give you yet another entry.

• Tweeting about this contest and providing me the link in a separate comment will get you one more entry. I've added a Retweet button at the bottom of every post.

• Stumble this blog, Digg it, or Technorati Fave it, whatever, and leave a separate comment for another entry.

• Winners must provide a U.S. or Canadian street address. Hachette is unable to deliver to P.O. Boxes.

Deadline for entry is 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, March 5, 2010.

• Winners will have 48 hours to respond to my email announcing that they have won; if I don't hear from a winner, I will draw another name. I use Random.org to determine winners.

Thank you to Valerie
at Hachette Book Group
for making this giveaway possible.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

140 comments:

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Diane said...

I have been trying forever, it seems, to win a copy of this book; thanks for the great giveaway. I am a follower.

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Heidi V said...

This one has been on my to read list for awhile..Thanks for the chance!

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Tweeted/Following - http://twitter.com/HeidiVargas/status/8945358404

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Heidi V said...

Blogged about the giveaway @ http://theblackcell.com/blogs/index.php/book-giveaway-%E2%80%93-drood-by-dan-simmons-%E2%80%93-ends-%E2%80%93-03-05-2010/

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Amy said...

I was just reading about this book tonight! I would love to win a copy!


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Abby said...

I would love to win this book - fascinating!

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librarypat said...

I had not heard of this part of Dickens' life. I'd like to read more about this author. Sounds like a book that would circulate well at our library.

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RKCharron said...

Hi :)
Thank you for the opportunity to win.
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:)

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Mark said...

Hi there! I would be interested in winning a copy of Drood! Thanks
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Sue said...

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Lisa said...

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Susan said...

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Ron said...

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Bcteagirl said...

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Meljprincess said...

I will brood if I don't win DROOD!!

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nfmgirl said...

I'd love this one! Please count me in. Thank you! (hee hee I love the post above that says "I will brood if I don't win Drood". Wish I'd thought of that!)

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I am a long-time follower!

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Wanda said...

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Spencer said...

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Lisanne624 said...

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Deb said...

I'm a big Dan Simmons fan and have been wanting to read Drood. It's such a long book, that I haven't been able to get it from the library (everyone is reading it!)

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Maryu said...

I want to win. Sounds engrossing. Thanks for opportunity.

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Wanda said...

Love to win this one for my daughter. She read the first chapter which was at the back of The Terror and commented that she'd love to read the whole book!

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