Fire - Kristin Cashore : Giveaway

Okay, so I'm not here okay. You haven't seen me, 'cos I'm in The Writing Cave - Writing :-) But I've a treat for you while I'm away . . .

But first my thanks to everyone who has bought The Cold Kiss of Death, I'm really thrilled that you've let me know how much you've enjoyed reading it! Yay! *Big happy smiles*.

In another fab news, The Sweet Scent of Blood - Süßer als Blut - released in German [by my lovely German publishers Goldmann] two days ago [earlier than I thought!] It's so amazing to think my book's been translated into another language. *more big happy smiles* I'm just sad that I know no German *sigh* but here's a big HELLO and welcome to any new German speakers who might be reading.

Now on to the giveaway! Thanks to my lovely UK publishers Gollancz I have two ARCs of Fire : Kristin Cashore due for release on 17th Sept in the UK and 5th Oct in the US to giveaway to two lucky winners.


A must-read title for all fans of Patrick Rothfuss and Trudi Canavan, FIRE is an exceptional fantasy novel. From the deft characterisation to the gripping story, the fast-paced action to the evocative prose, this is one of the strongest fantasy novels of the year. Set in a world of stunningly beautiful, exceptionally dangerous monsters, Fire is one of the most dangerous monsters of all - a human one. Marked out by her vivid red hair, she's more than attractive. Fire is mesmerising. But with this extraordinary beauty comes influence and power. People who are susceptible to her appeal will do anything for her attention, and for her affection. They will turn away from their families, their work, and their duties for her. They will forget their responsibilities to please her . . . and worse, crush nations, neglect kingdoms and abuse their power. Aware of her power, and afraid of it, Fire lives in a corner of the world away from people, and away from temptation. Until the day comes when she is needed - a day when, for her king, she has to stand against not only his enemies, but also against herself . . .

Both Fire, and Kristin's first book, Graceling are about characters with POWERS. So t
o win a copy of Fire by Kristin Cashore, please leave a comment telling me what super power you would want to have. My super power choice, unsurprisingly, would be to streeeetch time so I could have at least twice as much of it, or more to do my loooong to-do list *g*.

Two winners to be drawn by Contest open to all, and ends end of day [anywhere] Thursday 2oth August 2009.

ETA: 21.8.09 8.30 am Giveaway Closed!

Wow! Lots of fantastic superpowers,I would be great to have them all LOL!

Thanks to everyone who's commented, I've really enjoyed reading them. And many thanks to everyone who has linked, and tweeted, and blogged, it's very much appreciated.

And a big hello and thank you to any new followers, I hope you'll enjoy reading my blog :-).

For some reason blogger decided to play around with the last few comments and want them to be moderated . . . I have no idea why, so sorry about that. Hopefully it should be okay now.

The giveaway is now closed, and I'll be posting the winners a bit later today. Good luck!

Suzanne xx

I comment = 1 entry

Post 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 gain 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!!

So what are you waiting for? Get posting and linking!! Good Luck!!

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


Anonymous said...

OH LA LA..... this looks amazing!

californiameaghan said...

graceling was SO good!

i would love the power to read minds at will. not constantly, just when i wanted to know something.

meaghan_koci (at) yahoo (dot) com

cait045 said...

I would love to be able to communicate with animals by hearing their thoughts and them hearing mine. I want to be a vet so it would be perfect.

I retwitter this contest. (

Unknown said...

Hi :)
That cover is a piece of art.
All the best,

The Lovely Reader said...

Wow, that cover is amazing. I bought Graceling, but I haven't read it yet. I've heard so many good things about it, though, that I can't wait to pick it up. I would love to be entered to win this book! Thanks for the contest!

+1 Commented
+1 Twittered this (barbrafl)

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Brooke Reviews said...

This cover is gorgeous! Please enter me :)


Sab H. said...

I can't wait to read Fire! Great Giveaway!


Sab H. said...

My super power would be INVISIBILITY! Yeah! I could eavesdrop and go wherever I want!

+1 I linked on my sidebar!


-.- said...

That cover looks amazing! I definitely like this one a lot more than the US version.

As for my power, it would be the power to mimic other people's powers. :D I know, it seems like a cheap power, but imagine all the fun you could have doing anything you wanted.


~ Popin

Unknown said...

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

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

Christine M. said...

I wish I could move around time and space with the blink of an eye... that's my superpower!

Valorie said...

I would love to win!




Cecile Smutty Hussy said...

Oh I see that Suzanne has the invisible cloak on!!! LOL!
My superpower would be...
The ability to really be the Super Woman of today. To be able to work full-time, be a Mom full-time, to be a Wife full-time, to be Housewife full-time... to do it all in the twenty four hours we are given and still be able to read my books and have me time of course!!! Whew.. I am wiped out just asking for such a power!


I hope everyone has a great night and a wonderful tomorrow!!

Llehn said...

Wow! The cover is so breathtakingly gorgeous! I can't wait to read this one!


Llehn said...

Oops forgot to add that my superhero power would be teleportation because public transportation just doesn't cut it sometimes especially during rush hour!


Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous cover. Please enter me.
I would love to control people's mind's, that’s a superpower right or may be turn back time?
Elizascott2005 at yahoo dot co dot in

Lou said...

Oooh. That book looks very pretty indeed. :D

I would love to have numerous super powers, but since that would be greedy I guess I have to choose one. I'd choose to fly. Like superman!

Lou said...

Also tweeted here:

throuthehaze said...
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Cecile Smutty Hussy said...

OH and forgot to tell you ~ lovin up the new banner and look!!!!
I hope all is well with you my friend!!!

Neil Ford said...

Duly tweeted:

Kristen said...

I blogged about it!


And I absolutely love the UK cover on this one.

Sheere said...

Amazing cover!

Jenn-ay said...

I love the cover too. But anyways choosing a power has always been difficult for me. When I was little flying seemed so cool, but ever since my dad died I've always wanted a power where I can see him and talk to him. Because I was only 16 I didn't really know him. So thats the power I want.

Anonymous said...

please enter me in the giveaway
my superpower-the ability to heal.

Jenn-ay said...

I announced it on twitter

Erica said...

I would want the ability to be able to either heal or read minds.

The UK Cover is simply gorgeous!

Unknown said...

I would love to control time and space. That would just be amazing.

I LOVE the UK cover. I am dying to read this book!

added to my sidebar:


Liyana said...

I've heard a LOT about Fire and Graceling. Can't wait to read them both.

Word verification: shivers. xD

Paul Carroll said...

I'd love to be able to teleport... or have some sort of ice-power. Or a fire power. (there are too many good ones!!)

Giveaway mentioned on my Twitter here:

email: literary_mania(at)yahoo(dot)ie

Eli said...

What a fantastic contest!

If I could have a super power, I'm pretty sure it would be to teleport. Or maybe control the weather, but I'm really leaning towards teleporting. Because I can't drive and it is a pain in the butt to get anywhere. xD

Oo I also posted this on my sidebar:

Sarah said...

PLease count me in.

CrystalGB said...

I would love to be able to heal illness and injuries.

Sarah Marsden said...

I must agree the front cover looks fantastic, as for my power, well, I would like to read minds so that I could understand what my two ASD kids are thinking and feeling.

Brittany said...
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Brittany said...

I personally usually prefer U.K. covers, this is another to add to that list.
I would love to have the power to read faster, because there are so many I want to read and so little time.

+ linked on sidebar


Unknown said...

I've also blogged about this giveaway here.


Sue said...

This looks SO good. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

a flight of minds said...

We'd love to be entered! Fire sounds so good and the UK cover is absolutely stunning. :)

We also linked in our sidebar here.

Alex & Lauren at aflightofminds(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

WOO HOO! I can’t get enough of strong women who kick butt! Graceling was wonderful and the UK cover of Fire is amazing. I wonder why I always prefer the UK covers to US.. perhaps its just a case of “want what you can’t have” (til my next escape to UK anyways).

+1 Comment

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+1 Repost of Facebook (crys cates)

ARCs are a wonderous thing!!!

Pam said...

I've heard such great things about Graceling and this one sounds awesome too! Count me in please!

melacan at hotmail dot com

Jackeline R. said...

Beautiful cover!

I would love to have the power of flight. Those birds just look like their having fun ;)


Anonymous said...

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

Suzanne McLeod said...

Yay! There's some great superpowers here, just wish I could have them all LOL! Thanks to everyone who has dropped by so far, and thanks for all the links, they're very much appreciated :-)

Suzanne xx

Unknown said...

Like others, I would go for teleporting. One of the superpowers where the temptation to abuse is less. Also love the cover

Unknown said...

My super power choice would be invisibility.

Unknown said...


Unknown said...

Shared on Facebook

Keta Diablo said...

I love the cover too! Bound to attract a lot of readers. I wish you mucho success with the book.

My superpower would be "firestarter". I've always maintained that it would make for a great defense for a woman while walking alone through a parking lot or taking an elevator after work in the evening. If anyone messes with you, with a flick of your wrists they're incinerated! OMG, maybe I should start writing horror or something instead of erotic romance.

Best, Keta Diablo

Unknown said...

nice of you to take a break from writing to give a little love to your readers. I want in on this.

Calcamanin said...

I wouldn't mind being able to teleport - I'm just tired of all the time I waste in traffic.
Nice cover!
calcamanin AT gmail DOT com

lalalalalalala said...

Regenration would be super cool

k i m i k a i o (no spaces)

Unknown said...


Adelina said...

Graceling was great and I can't wait to read Fire! The cover is gorgeous!!

I would love to have the power of a firestarter or be able to move things with my mind. Or both. I could be watching tv, cleaning my room and heating up my cup of hot chocolate all at once! ;)

amanda said...

I haven't read much fantasy but want to start. This looks like a great one!
oheeyore at hotmail dot com

throuthehaze said...

my superpower would be superspeed
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Nikola said...

Ooh, sweet! My superpower would either be eidetic memory, or just any other way to read and memorize more rapidly. Imagine all the things I could learn!

My email is

Thanks for this amazing opportunity!

Maria said...

I would love to be able to become invisable. Think of all the places I could sneak into.

Anonymous said...

Looks amazing! Please enter me in the contest :)

I posted on my blog:!88898F4A49C6F88D!371.entry



Eva S said...

My super power choice is teleporting, so many great places to see!

eva.silkka at

Teddyree said...

Awesome contest, thanks for hosting!
I'd like to have super healing powers :-)

I've posted the contest on the right hand sidebar of my blog The Eclectic Reader

Kellie said...

ooo, I'm in!

Superpower of choice? Ability to cancel out someone else's superpower. :D

Blodeuedd said...

I'd love to have the power to travel through time. Check out the middle ages, and all that. Would be great...of course they would perhaps want to burn me as a witch so I would quickly have to get back. Also should be able to understand them too

Ninja Fanpire said...

+1 Commenting

Ninja Fanpire said...

Linked to contests in blog post:

Pixie said...

+1 - posted about contest, and linked in side bar

chocowafer said...

+1 I'd like to be able to transport myself from one place to another (I forgot the term for that). Sort of like Disapparating in Harry Potter. :)

+1 tweeted this:

+1 linked this on my sidebar:


Krista said...

Awesome cover, and I Loved Graceling!

+1 commented
+1 on my sidebar here;
+1 on my twitter here;


I ♥ Book Gossip said...

+1 Oh I have been dying to read this book. Please count me in.

Posted this on my side bar

1 link = 1 entry

cindyc725 at gmail dot com

Nise' said...

That is a gorgeous cover! I am reading Graceling right now and loving it!

Anonymous said...

hi! i like your blog.. Thanks for the sharing... easy to download

buddyt said...

Its the Red Dress that does it !

Red gets your blood pumping.

Please enter me in the giveaway.
Thank you.


buddytho {AT} gmail DOT com

Hazra said...

I arrived at your blog a few days back and was dying to enter your giveaway, but then my Internet connection cranked up and left me high and dry. Looks like I've finally made it. I blogged about it at

And yes, my superpower would be manipulating time too: stopping time, time travel etc all included.

Anonymous said...

yaay. Great contest. Anyway, if i could have a superpower, it would be the power of teleporting so i could go to so much places in just a SNAP. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, linked this at:
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Krista said...

Oh, I posted above, and I forgot to say what my magic power would be.....I think I would have to go with Shapeshifting!! It would be way too cool to be whatever whenever!


Paradox said...

I would want to have the power to alter matter/shapeshift, because that would make things like eternal youth or telekinesis possible.

paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

Paradox said...

I linked to the contest on Twitter:

paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh, a power I would pick... well, I want to say reversal of time. This way I could do 2 things at 1 time and/or correct any mistakes I may have made.

These books do look good. I will have to add them to my list.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh, sorry, was I to leave my email? Just in case here it is.

MrsMixx said...

Amazing contest as always =)

If i had superpowers i think i'd like teleportation, if would be really really amazing to be able to visit friends and family around the world and go on vacations for on day on the other side of the world, just like that.I haven't seen my best friend in 3 years, because she now lives in the US and i'd love to visit teleportation it is for me.
It would also be a gain of time

I twittered a bit about the contest =) @pattepoilue

Froggy said...

comment - 1 entry

I added a link to the contest on my blog sidebar here - 1 entry


WordVore Prod said...

Enter me:)

Kelsey said...

great contest!


Bianca said...

Would love to enter!

infinitemusic19 at gmail dot com

Cynthia said...

+1 - My superpower would be to stop time -- that way I could catch up on as much sleep as I need and read for as long as I want :)

+1 - Also, I linked this contest on my sidebar:

nfmgirl said...

Wow! That is a gorgeous cover! Please count me in. Thank you!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Alaine said...

Am I too late? Just reading Graceling and it's fantastic.

alaineb at bigpond dot net dot au

BookMac said...

Yay for fire! My super power would have to be to beamble to control time.

Suzanne McLeod said...

Wow! Lots of fantastic superpowers,I would be great to have them all LOL!

Thanks to everyone who's commented, I've really enjoyed reading them. And many thanks to everyone who has linked, and tweeted, and blogged, it's very much appreciated.

And a big hello and thank you to any new followers, I hope you'll enjoy reading my blog :-).

For some reason blogger decided to play around with the last few comments and want them to be moderated . . . I have no idea why, so sorry about that. Hopefully it should be okay now.

The giveaway is now closed, and I'll be posting the winners a bit later today. Good luck!

Suzanne xx

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