Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Scorching June--Another Hot Release (and another giveaway!)

Okay you guys, seriously, I’m thinking June is turning into the BEST month for book releases. Or, at least it is this year. Cuz, not only is Possession coming out on the 7th, but then two days later, The Forgotten Locket, third book in The Hourglass Door series by Lisa Mangum, comes out on the 9th. Do you have any idea how EPIC this is? It’s summer reading gone wild.

 And check out this trailer.

If you haven’t read The Hourglass Door and The Golden Spiral yet, I’m shocked and ashamed. Your life is not complete. Not even a little. You should get on that. In fact, hurry and order them online, right now. I’ll wait. (Not sure what these books are about? I reviewed The Hourglass Door here and you can find another great review here.)

*twiddles thumbs* Doot ,do, do.

Okay, now that you’ve done that, let’s talk about the final book in the trilogy, The Forgotten Locket. Oh. My. Gosh. I know I’ve said it before, but Lisa Mangum is a writing genius. Not only is this story brilliantly crafted, expertly plotted, and absolutely tight—but people, it’s poetry. Pure and simple poetry.

I have a tendency to figure out what happens at the end of a book or series somewhere before midpoint of book one, but not so in this story. I never once guessed what was going to happen, so I believe bonus points are in order.

Wanna see the blurb?

The future is uncertain. The battle to control the past has begun.

The final book in the riveting Hourglass Door trilogy begins when Abby steps through the black door, and she doesn’t dare look back. Though it means leaving Dante–wounded, bleeding, and possibly blind–she knows it is the only way to save her family and stop Zo from manipulating the river of time and throwing the future into chaos. In the end, Abby must face a final confrontation that will take her to the very origins of the hourglass door.

Awesome, right? Oh believe me, it is. I just finished reading it. Yes, I know—you’re all totally jealous right now. But don’t worry. You, too, will have the opportunity to WIN a free Hardcover copy of The Forgotten Locket.

But Nichole, you say, how can that be? The book is not out yet, and no one is giving them away yet. Well. Ahem.

I am.

And YOU can enter to win. All you have to do is two things.

1. Be a Random-ish follower (See the icon in the sidebar? Just click follow and complete a few easy steps.)

2. Fill out this form, telling me what you love most about this series OR why you want to read it so badly AND why you deserve to get a free copy. (Your answers will likely be forwarded to the author, just so ya know.)

3.*Optional* Help spread the word so others can enter too. (If I hit 400 followers, I may have to find another fun prize and draw two names. And if I do draw a second name, the prize will be equally excellent. Just sayin.) So, tweet, Facebook, blog—whatever. The more entries I get, the more prizes I’ll give. I’m just nice like that.

After the deadline, I will enter everyone into a random generator and draw a name (or two, or three—depending on the number of entries). You have until midnight on Saturday, May 28 (that’s this Saturday, and mountain time) to enter.

Don't forget to fill out the contest form.

Go. Enter. Spread the word. Good luck, and happy reading!


Alden said...

I haven't read this series yet - it is on my TBR list. Getting a copy of the third volume would definitely move is up the list ..

Donna K. Weaver said...

I've ordered the series.

Vivien said...

Spread here

deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

ali said...

Nichole, I love how your blog posts sound JUST LIKE YOU. Love that! Good luck to everyone! I'm gonna tweet the contest! (but don't enter me!)

Jane Isfeld Still said...

OOH OOH I want to win. All this time I thought that I was a follower and I wasn't. WHAT WAS I THINKING!!! :)

Carolyn V said...

I read the 1st. I still need to get to the 2nd. =)

Melissa J. Cunningham said...

Okay. I filled out the form and now I will advertise your contest on twitter and facebook! Count me in . . . a bunch of times! =)

C. K. Bryant said...

I filled out your form and I'm a follower. Now I'm off to FB and tweet. :-)

kbrebes said...

Love Lisa, love her books, love that she inspires me!