The Naming of The Beasts :: Giveaway

Only 14 days, 4 hours 14 mins and 14 seconds - whoo hoo - [as I write this] until The Cold Kiss of Death :: book 2 :: is released. I'm so excited, it feels like I'm waiting for . . . Hallowe'en* which is a very significant date for Genny in The Cold Kiss of Death, although for her, All Hallows' Eve comes much too quickly and brings with it some terrifying and unwanted adversaries. Yep, Genny's life is full of dangerous surprises - like ghosts deciding to haunt her, vampires wanting her to paint the town red, and let's not mention the witches! So she really doesn't have an easy time of it in book 2 [although she didn't exactly have a great time in book 1 either *evil author cackle* LOL!] . Now onto this week's celebratory giveaway to help get the word out :-).

'The Naming of the Beasts' :: Mike Carey [book 5 his Felix Castor series] comes out 2nd September [which isn't a minute too soon for me :-)] Mike Carey[#1] is right there at the top with my other favourite authors and I love the Felix Castor books. They have a fantastically different take on ghosts, zombies and were-beings [not to mention demons!] Felix a.k.a. Fix is a freelance exorcist and he is such an interesting character, one who grows and changes with each book as he comes to terms with his own inner demons. Add in really cracking stories, some wonderfully elegant plotting, and prose that begs to be read over and over** . . . Oh, and Fix's occasional partner is my all time favourite kick-ass demon, Juliet [Ajulutsikael] a succubus trying to go straight, or sort of anyway *grin* . . . and so coming to the end of a Felix Castor book makes you desperate to read the next one; or failing that, turn back and start from page 1 again. You can read an extract from The Devil you Know here.

Yep, you've guessed it, I'm a total fan-girl, but you don't have to take my word for how great the Felix Castor books are, check out this review of Thicker Than Water at Falcata Times or this one at My Favourite Books. Then leave a comment here to enter the giveaway to win your choice out of the five Felix Castor books including The Naming of The Beasts*** along with a signed copy of The Cold Kiss of Death or The Sweet Scent of Blood.

BREAKING NEWS - Orbit have generously donated books 1 - 4 of Mike Carey's Felix Castor series for The Naming of The Beasts giveaway so there will now be two lucky winners. First winner chosen by gets their choice of either books 1-4 [Felix Castor] or their choice of one of the five Felix Castor books including The Naming of The Beasts*** along with a signed copy of The Cold Kiss of Death or The Sweet Scent of Blood. Whoo Hoo! Thank you to Orbit for their excellent extra prize!

So what do you have to do to win? - Just leave me a comment telling me your favourite or scariest demon from fiction, TV or film. Contest ends end of day [anywhere] Wednesday 8th July 2009.

1 comment = 1 entry

Follow me = 1 entry [see here for info on the extra' thank you giveaway' for followers]

Please help me spread the word about the release of The Cold Kiss of Death and the giveaways with a mention of the giveaway on your blog/live journal/myspace/facebook/twitter/etc [post the link to the mention into the comments again] and win yourself more entries into this week's giveaway :-) 1 link = 1 entry

Which means you could end up with more entries into the metaphorical hat, so what are you waiting for? Get posting and linking!! Good Luck!!

x/posted to my LJ: leave a comment here or there.

* The Cold Kiss of Death is set around All Hallow's Eve, so forget about the July sunshine, go and buy it now [pleeeease :-)] and give yourself an early Hallowe'en treat!
** Beautiful prose that I wish I'd written *sigh*
*** If you choose The Naming of The Beasts I'll get the book to you asap, but I currently can't guarantee it any earlier than its publication date, so unfortunately it won't arrive until September. My own book will be posted out to the winner straight away :-)

#1 - The Felix Castor books are Urban Fantasy at its best [and set in London too! Yay!] but Mike is also well known as a writer for Marvel and DC comics, as well as several other comics publishers. His works include: Batman, Hellraiser, Red Sonja, Vampirella, Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere, X-Men and check out the rest here!

For more info and another great contest with Mike Carey hop on over to SciFi Guys place :-)


Neil Ford said...

Duly tweeted :)

Now here's hoping I win one of these one day.

- Neil.

Llehn said...

My favorite demon ... hmmm ... HELLBOY!!!

Llehn said...

I follow.

Unknown said...

My favourite demon is The Lord of Darkness from Legend.

This looks like a good book, please enter me into this drawing.

I'm also a Blogger follower.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

Kalon said...

My favourite demon at the moment is the one from The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan. But he's definitely not the scariest. ;)

Tweeted here:

Calcamanin said...

My favorite demon is Machiavelli's Belfagor from "Story of the Devil Who Took a Wife"

Unknown said...

I've also blogged about this giveaway here.


Unknown said...

Hi :)
Thanks for having this contest.
My favorite demon is Georgina from Richelle Mead's Succubus series.
I would like your book if I win!
Love From Canada
PS - I subscribe to you via RSS feed, which is how I got this.
PPS - I also follow you on Twitter & on Blog

Legolas said...

Ma favorite demon is Algaliarept ( the books about Rachel Morgan) and of course Hellboy

Christine M. said...

I've heard about Felix Castor series but I haven't had the chance to read it yet. And I am following you on Google Reader :)

Lilixtreme said...

Elyde from Kiss & Hell. I don't think he's my favourite demon, per se, but he's the only one I have read of recently.
+1 follower
+1 linked to blog sidebar:

Lilixtreme said...

Meant Clyde, my bad.

Anonymous said...


Teresa said...

I loved Jason Lee as Azrael in Dogma

Anonymous said...

am a follower

Anonymous said...

o the blob or vampire from salems lot

ok , shame here,, th flyin monkeys from wizard of oz



Rose Red said...

OMG I think my favorite would be HellBoy and of course the first movie reinforced the love I developed from the comics.

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Rose Red said...

Following on Blogger (rubymoon/Ally)

espressogurl at hotmail dot com

Teresa said...

I'm a follower

host said...

My favourite is Angel from Buffy :)

I put a link to your contest on the right sidebar of my blog:

Great giveaway!

Blodeuedd said...

Hm, I know that Damien from Omen technically is the devils son and not a demon, but in a way he is so him. That kid scares me. So he is the scariest.

As for the one I like, the two gay guys from reaper :D

Nickolay said...

Al Pacino in the Devil's Advocate. It portrays it just the way I think it would happen


wendy wallach said...

My favorite demon is the great freddy kruger.

madamerkf at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

My favorite demon has got to be Hellboy!!! I love the humor aspect, too ;)

ediFanoB said...

When people think or speak about demons then always a certain relationship - demon = bad - pops up. But there are exceptions. And one of these exceptions is my favorite demon ...... HELLBOY !

Falcata Times said...

Bad Suzanne, Bad. You missed my review of Mike's book.

kathy55439 said...

Chucky have not gotten into many books of this kind but would like to win for my step kids

Caffey said...

Oh my favorite Demon is: Niol Lapen from Cynthia Eden's MIDNIGHT'S MASTER! An awesome series too!

I'd love to play for Mike Carey's first book in this series (sounds fab!) THE DEVIL YOU KNOW and too yours of THE SWEET SCENT OF BLOOD. This is fun!

+1 I'm following you on blog
+1 Following you on Twitter
+1 Posted contest on my side of my blog and on my post at
+1 Posted contest on on the Bulletin so all my friends will get the post along with the trailer here. I also put it on my blog on the contest post.
+1 Twittered it as @CaffeyCathie

Adelina said...

My favorite demons are "the boys" from Hunter Kiss series by Marjorie M Liu. I just love those little guys.

BreiaB said...

I am gonna have to say its a tie between Hellboy and Hunter Kiss's "boys"

I follow your blog
I follow you on twitter(bbricke)

Liyana said...

The scariest demon... yknow that horrible huge one in LoTR which sent Gandalf the Grey to his "death", only to emerge as Gandalf the White? That one. Scary!

Amy said...

My favorite demon is Lorne from the tv show "Angel." How can you not love him??

Unknown said...

My favorite demon is Azazel from the movie Fallen. The fact that the demon can jump from body to body, even animals is frightening to me.

Unknown said...

I'm following you!

Unknown said...

I Tweeted here

Unknown said...

Posted about the giveaway on facebook here

Valorie said...

My favorite is the Demon Xanth from the Xanth series by Piers Anthony. I am so immune to horror that demons don't scare me anymore, but I do have favorites. :D

I follow.




Everlight said...

I'm a follower.

Hope to win so I can get started on these! :)

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

My favorite demon has got to be Lugh from the Morgan Kingsley Series by Jenna Black. That's one sexy demon and I haven't even seen him in his true form yet!

Please enter me in this contest -Thanks, Miranda

mdwartistry at yahoo dot com

tetewa said...

My favorite demon was Lorne from the tv show Angel!

Misusedinnocence said...

Hellboy. ;) Does that count?

Yessenia said...

My favorite is the daemon from Shelley's Frankenstein.


Nicole D. said...

My favorite demon is Randall Flagg from Stephen King's "The Stand".

Anonymous said...

Oh, just tweeted about your give-away after reading about Orbit's generosity. Really, really hope I finally win because I really, really want a copy of Cold Kiss of Death. *keeps fingers crossed*

Marie said...

I was going to say Lorne from Angel too and someone already got him -- darn it :-)

Marie said...

I am a follower.

otterdaughter said...

Drat...someone beat me to the Demon Xanth! Always my favorite demon!

Mardel said...

I can't remember if I already entered - just in case

My favorit demon is Al from the Hollows (Kim Harrison's series) Not sure why I like him, just do. Especially in White Witch, Black Curse.

Mardel said...

I'm already a follower of your blog, (waves)
And glad to find out about Mr. Carey's books. Look good.

Unknown said...

Hi Suzanne!

My favorite demon is Randall Flagg, truly scary!

Please enter me!

Dottie :)

Unknown said...

I've posted on my blog.

I follow your blog.

Thanks for following me back on twitter.

Thanks Suzanne!

Dottie :)

Unknown said...

Also shouted your contest on twitter at gymmom_027


Dottie :)

tina werner said...

my favourite demon is hellboy!

thanks for the chance to win!

stampitchick at yahoo dot ca

tina werner said...

i'm now a follower :)

stampitchick at yahoo dot ca

Anonymous said...

Hi Suzanne,
I am a fan and a follower. let's see, I would have to say Freddie Kruger. My sister let me see the first nightmare and I had my own nightmares for years. Sang the song too:One, two Freddie's coming for you, three four better lock the door, five six get the crucifix, seven eight better stay up late, night ten Freddie's coming again... Stupid guy still scares me!

brandewaldron(at)yahoo(dot)com / Book Junkie

Anonymous said...

oh yeah,,, I pimped you out on my blog as well! Thanks

busy_bee said...

Bartimaeus from The amulet of samarkand was quite scary when ia first read it but now, older and wiser i quite like him.......

busy_bee AT

L said...

Hellboy is definitely my favorite demon.


L said...

I'm a follower.


Lori T said...

My favorite demon is Wraith from Larissa Ione's Passion Unleashed.

I would love to be entered.

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