Fangs for Morganville : Giveaway

Yay! Less than a month [okay, that's 27 days, 1 hour, 35 minutes and 17 seconds as I write this *g*] until The Cold Kiss of Death :: book 2 :: hits the virtual and real shelves of the book stores, and to continue my celebratory giveaways to help get the word out, here's this weeks contest - Fangs for Morganville!

!!Attention: Fan-Girl moment follows!!

One of my writing heros is Rachel Caine. I love her Weather Warden* books and when I heard she was writing about vampires . . . Well, squeeeeeeee was an understatement :-) Then I read the Morganville Vampires books ... WOW ... I totally love this series :-). Then a few weeks ago I was lucky enough to meet Rachel [see the Murder One event report by Karen Mahoney here] in person and watch The Lost Boys [one of my fav films] along with her and a wonderful group of her other UK fans. And Rachel is just as lovely and gracious in real life as she is in her virtual one**.

So to say thanks Fangs for the Morganville Vampires and many, many happy reading hours, here's this week's giveaway ...

A copy of Lord of Misrule : Book five, signed by Rachel herself. This is the UK version, which is not only beautiful but glows in the dark!

A copy of Carpe Corpus : Book Six [US cover and sadly not signed by Rachel] that doesn't release in the UK until October '09 [but look at the stunning UK cover it's going to have]

And each book comes with one of these two exclusive Morganville bracelets [raffled by Rachel at the Murder One event and rather less than elegantly modeled on my odd looking limb above ... quite why it looks odd in this photo, I'm not sure, but hey, at least I cleaned the blood off after last week's zombie fest, so it's cool *g*] The top one is leather and embossed with Morganville 'Don't stay out after dark' and fastens with adjustable poppers, the black one is rubber-like and printed with Morganville.

Here's what and how you can win: leave a comment telling me your favourite comfort read and the first commentator drawn by will win their choice out of Lord of Misrule or Carpe Corpus and their choice of bracelet, plus a signed copy of either The Cold Kiss of Death, or The Sweet Scent of Blood***. Second commentator drawn will win the other book and bracelet. Contest open to all, and ends end of day [anywhere] Thursday 25th June 2009.

I comment = 1 entry

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.

* They're my comfort reads when I'm writing :-).
** Rachel is also petite, or at least that's what I thought when I met her, then I saw this photo of us together, and decided either I'd shrunk since last I looked in the mirror, or I'm not as tall as I thought I was LOL!
*** The Serious Bit: Morganville Vampire books are young adult and the main characters are teenagers. My own books are not young adult, and feature strong language, voilence and scenes of a sexual nature as do a lot of current urban fantasy; they may not be suitable reading for some young adults. Whilst I've featured young adult books in the giveaways before, it hasn't been quite as prominently. I'm not going to police this giveaway, as I don't feel I'm not the correct person to judge what a young adult should or should not read [we all mature at different rates]. The decision should be the responsibility of the reader and if necessary their parent or guardian. But if the winner feels that my books would be unsuitable reading for them, I'm happy to offer an alternative.


Jo Bryan said...

Comfort reading for me strangely is a good horror or thriller. Love Martina Cole, James Herbert, Shaun Hutson. I actually go off to sleep after reading them and soundly.

Must admit I was green reading you mey Rachel Caine, wow, she seems so lovely as well asinfinitely clever at writing.

Jo Bryan said...

Jenni @ Falling Off The Shelf said...

Hi Suzanne! Thanks for yet another opportunity to win some great books.

My comfort reads are paranormal books, I love them! I love getting away from it all in a strange new world and not having to worry about anything.

I've also posted to my's the link :)

Thanks again!

Neil Ford said...

Yet another awesome giveaway!

Off to spread the word on Twitter.

- Neil.

Angiegirl said...

I've been wanting to get into the Morganville series. My favorite comfort read is usually something by Robin McKinley, Juliet Marillier, or Sharon Shinn. Specifically, SUNSHINE, DAUGHTER OF THE FOREST, or ARCHANGEL. All fantasy to some degree, it looks like. :) Thanks for the contest!

Neil Ford said...

Tweeted as promised:

- Neil.

Unknown said...

My comfort reads are pretty much anything that keeps me entertained like Battle Royale, The Hunger Games, The Strain, Stargirl, The Girl She Used to Be and a LOT more. I enjoy reading pretty much anything. :) I'm not very picky :D

Cindy said...

Awesome contest~! I really want to read! My comfort reads are mostly romance. I just pick one up and am lost in the book!

+ 1 posted a link on my blog.

+1 Commenting

cnhand84 at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

My comfort reads are things from Sharon Shinn or Lyn Kurland. I love paranormal romance too.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Unknown said...

Hi Suzanne!

My comfort zone reads are urban fantasy/paranormal romance - love them!

Update your contest on my blog at


Can't wait to read your book!

Dottie :)

tetewa said...

I'm currently on book three in her series and I'm loving it! My favorite comfort read is the Stephanie Plum series. Was happy to see you were featuring Rachel's series, I just discovered her myself and I'm looking forward to her other series also.

Vicki said...

Would love to be entered in the contest! My comfort reads are paranormal. Charlaine Harris and Patricia Briggs comes to mind.


Vicki said...

I also send out a Tweet on my Twitter account!


Anonymous said...

My comfort reads are paranormal romance/urban fantasy books.

I love the Morganville series.Please include me in this giveaway,and it even ends on my birthday ;)


Mel said...

My comfort reads are anything really that's not too depressing. But two authors that I find always leave me feeling good are Kelley Armstrong and Patricia Briggs.

Happy to say I also managed to meet Rachel Caine in Camden when she was here. Lovely lady.

Also, posted a link to your website on my Facebook page but not sure how to pop the link here?


Adelina said...

Ooooh, the UK covers are beautiful! And it glows in the dark. Awesome!

My comfort reads are mostly paranormal/urban fantasy books. Love them! And a romance once in awhile.

Thanks for this awesome contest Suzanne!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I'm not sure what my comfort reads are. I think either something funny, like Augusten Burroughs and his short fiction, or Harry Potter b/c it's like being a kid again.


Shooting Stars Mag said...

p.s. YA Book Carnival going on at my blog if you want to stop by and link your contest and/or enter giveaways!

CrystalGB said...

My comfort reads are paranormal romance, urban fantasy and historical romance.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love the Morganville series and so have to get hold of a copy Carpe Corpus. I hate that we always have to wait months for books to arrive over here. It's so unfair!

Anonymous said...

My tweet:

Suzanne McLeod said...

Joby: Rachel Caine was lovely to meet :-) and I can go with reading a thriller for comfort, but not too sure about James Herbert; a couple of his books scared me silly LOL! Thanks for the tweets :-)

jennilovevirgo: Thanks again for the links, Jenni, and paranormal books are my fav reads too :-).

Neil Ford: Thanks again for the tweets, Neil :-)

Angiegirl: Ooh, Sunshine; I love this book. I really wish Robin McKinley would write a sequel *sigh* Thanks for entering :-).

robin_titan: I loved Hunger Games, so I'm waiting impatiently for Catching Fire. Thanks for dropping by :-)

Cindy: Thanks for the links, Cindy :-) Romances are always great, although I do prefer a bit of paranormal with them now LOL!

Suzanne McLeod said...

Calca: I haven't read either of those authors, [so many books, so little time *sigh*] although I've heard great things about them. Thanks for entering :-)

Dottie: Thanks for the links, Dottie. And yep PR and UF Rock! LOL!

tetewa: Ahh, Stephanie Plum *takes a moment to think about Ranger* *sighs* Great series LOL! Thanks for dropping by again :-).

Vicki: Charlaine Harris and Patricia Briggs are two of my fav authors, too! Thanks for the tweet :-)

elaing8: Happy birthday for the 25th! Wishing you a wonderful day, thanks for entering :-)

Mel: Kelly Armstrong's another of my favs too, thanks for the link, Mel :-)

Adelina: The UK covers *are* beautiful! Thanks for entering, Adelina :-)

Shooting Stars Mag: I haven't read any Augusten Burroughs *makes note* Thanks for dropping by and mentioning your blog, Lauren :-)

CrystalGB: I love historical romance, but it's been a while since I read any. Now I'm having a hankering to :-) Thanks for entering :-)

glowstars: I know, I couldn't wait to get my hands on Carpe Corpus either. It's a fantastic read! Thanks for the tweets :-)

Anonymous said...

and on facebook:

Cecile Smutty Hussy said...

Hey Ms. Suzanne!!!
Thank you for inviting Ms. Rachel here!! I love learning about new authors!!! And UK covers are gorgeous. I like ours just the same, but I do love the color contrast!!!

You know you can always find your books on my left side bar!!!!
But here is my post with the contest!!

Then it is also on my right side bar!!!
Girl... spreading that word as much as possible!!!
And you know... I am always up for a contest!!! So throw my name in there a couple of times!!!LOL!
Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

host said...

Hi Ms. Suzanne! Thanks for a great contest.

My comfort reads are paranormal books, I love emerging myself in a new world where everything is possible and happy ending is guaranteed :).

I've also posted link to this contest on my blog (right sidebar)

Marie said...

Anything by Charlaine Harris would be a comfort read for me :-)

Linna said...

Romance and detective are my comfort reads. But I also love books that crack me up. :D

Suzanne McLeod said...

Cecile: Thanks for dropping by again, Cecile and for all the linkage love, you're entered! The UK covers are gogeous [much like Rachel herself :-)

Host: That is exactly what I love about paranormal books - they all have wonderful new worlds to visit. Many thanks for the posting on your blog :-)

Marie: Charlaine is one of my all time fav authors, her books always make me happy. Thanks for entering.

Linna: The authors that always make me laugh are Christopher Moore and Terry Pratchett! Thanks for entering :-).

Falcata Times said...

Probably not a surprise to people who know me but Legend by David Gemmell is my "Chicken soup of the soul." I originally read it way back in 86, it was my first adult book and I fell in love with David's writing style at that time.

It stuck with me through his writing career making his work a must own. I've now gone through 5 copies of Legend (paperback ones that have fallen apart due to the amount of times theyve been read)and if I feel ill or down and just want to be picked back up, out comes Legend.

I love the characters in that book and they feel like old friends, even though I virtually know the book backwards its still a great feeling for me. Ah David, what will we do now that you're gone...

Tynga said...

My comfort reading would have to be anything by Richelle Mead I read all of her books and I am totally in love.
I have the first 5 books of morganville vamp serie so I'd love to have the 6th one ^^

thank you!
tynga85 @ hotmail .com

Belinda M said...

My comfort reads are historical romances

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housemouse88 said...

My comfort reading is any book I can get my hands on. I'm not picky. I'm a little spastic when it comes to reading I jump from one genre to another all the time. Keeps me on my toes. Especially when reviewing books. Have a great day.

M.A.D. said...

zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

My absolute favorite comfort reads are the old fashioned haunted house/ghost stories - set in victorian times :) The atmosphere is always so cozy and not too scarey lol

I ♥ Book Gossip said...

My favorite comfort reads are contemporaries by Lori Foster. Easy reads and quite relaxing.

cindyc725 at gmail dot com

L said...

My favorite comfort reads are any paranormal books.

I posted a link here:


Valorie said...

Mine is Blood and Gold by Anne Rice.


Lori T said...

Comfort reads for me are Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Elizabeth Lowell.

Wow, another great contest! I love the Morganville Vampire series.

Llehn said...

My favorite comfort read is Harry Potter!


Suzanne McLeod said...

Falcata Times: 'Legend by David Gemmell is my "Chicken soup of the soul." Not a surprise at all :-) Thanks for commenting.

Cindy: I haven't got around to reading anything of Richelle Mede's yet [I know, I should, but so many books ... *sigh*] Thanks for entering.

Belinda M: I love them, but haven't read as many recently since I've been reading more PR. Thanks for the links :-)

housemouse88: Yes, know what you mean when you say any book can be a comfort book, books are always my first choice entertainment :-)
Thanks for dropping by.

TheGhostBlogger: Ghost stories! Yay! Thanks for commenting.

I Heart Book Gossip: I haven't read any of Lori Foster's books, but I've heard good things about them :-)Thanks for dropping by.

Alexa: Thanks for the links, and paranormal reads are my favs too :-)

Valorie: I love Anee Rice's books, although I haven't read that one. My fav of her vampire ones is Queen of The Damned :-) Thanks for the links.

Lori T: Two more authors I haven't read *makes note* Thanks for entering.

Llehn: Yay! Harry Potter, wonderful books. Thanks for dropping by :-)

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