Thursday, May 29, 2014

Armchair BEA 2014: Giveaway

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To learn more about Armchair BEA, visit HERE.

I'm a little last minute with getting everything together for my giveaway (I warned you), so I'm just doing a giveaway of my ARC of The Quick by Lauren Owen that has been sitting in my car for a month* (US only) and a book of choice for $15 or less from the Book Depository that everybody can enter, as long as the site will ship to you. You can find the Rafflecopter at the end of the post, but I'm going to tell you a little about The Quick first.

Title: The Quick
Lauren Owen
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: June 17, 2014

An astonishing debut, a novel of epic scope and suspense that conjures up all the magic and menace of Victorian London.

London, 1892: James Norbury, a shy would-be poet newly down from Oxford, finds lodging with a charming young aristocrat. Through this new friendship, he is introduced to the drawing-rooms of high society, and finds love in an unexpected quarter. Then, suddenly, he vanishes without a trace. Unnerved, his sister, Charlotte, sets out from their crumbling country estate determined to find him. In the sinister, labyrinthine city that greets her, she uncovers a secret world at the margins populated by unforgettable characters: a female rope walker turned vigilante, a street urchin with a deadly secret, and the chilling “Doctor Knife.” But the answer to her brother’s disappearance ultimately lies within the doors of one of the country’s preeminent and mysterious institutions: The Aegolius Club, whose members include the most ambitious, and most dangerous, men in England.

In her first novel, Lauren Owen has created a fantastical world that is both beguiling and terrifying. The Quick will establish her as one of fiction’s most dazzling talents.

You can read my review of The Quick HERE, but don't let the DNF lead you astray. It really was a good book, but I didn't have time to read it. (It's huge.)


I already stated what you could win at the beginning of the post, so I won't be repetitive. So it's going to work like this, whoever's name I draw first gets first pick of the two prizes. If you have any questions, you can email me or message me on Twitter.

Ends at 12:01am CST on June 1st

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Man, there's a lot of posts I've really enjoyed. It's my first Armchair BEA so I'm just trying to soak it all in and not miss anything. Since I couldn't pick just one, Ill link in my post from today.

    1. Thanks for sharing, Wesley! I'm so glad that you're enjoying yourself. :-)

  2. I've just been enjoying connecting with other bloggers, all talking about the same things. It's awesome to read everyone's (well as many as I can get to) thoughts. So far, I liked my take on the Beyond Borders post

  3. Hi, I'm having great fun with Armchair Bea. I'm in the Prize Team so I can hand out lots of prizes (not my own, of course, but I've got my own giveaway on my blog - chec it out). That's also my favorite post. Is that cheating? :-)

  4. I think I'm most excited about finding Cayce's blog, because I'm going to try to participate in her LGBT challenge.

    I'm happy with my post today:

  5. Oh gee...I can remember posts I liked, but not where I read them! So I'll just link to my own Armchair BEA giveaway-

    The Quick sounds fascinating!

  6. My favorite of my own blogs was today's post because I had to really think to come up with several diverse choices.

  7. I was really excited to find an excellent post today on LGBT YA books, and an accompanying giveaway of some AWESOME LGBT YA titles, over at Jellyfish Reads:

  8. This is my first time participating in Armchair BEA and I honestly can't say what was my favourite post that I've come across so far. Everyone has so many interesting things to say about each day's topic, it's been a blast reading and chatting (though I am behind at commenting at the moment) with everyone :)

    Thanks for hosting this wonderful giveaway! :)

  9. Omg!!! I have the Quick on my stash!!!! :D

  10. The most hyped up book in my opinion is Lauren Oliver's!! It sounds awesome :)

    Thank you :)

  11. I'm excited to read Landline by Rainbow Rowell :)

  12. I've really enjoyed the armchair BEA events :) Thanks for sharing!

  13. I quite love all of my posts (haha), but I think my favorite is the one with the Bingo Card:

    Favorite new-to-me blog: Notes of a Book Lover

    And yes, all those Saga mentions made me really curious.

    Btw, I really want to read The Quick too (even since Bookish Whimsey's review put it on my radar)

  14. I've discovered so many new blogs and read lots of great posts this week but Obsession with Books, Words Fueled by Love, Estella's Revenge are just a few.

  15. Heir of Fire!! Thank you :)

  16. I;d love to win The Winner's Curse!
    This post was awesome:

  17. I was most excited to discover that Freda's Voice was featuring #TBT titles (FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC and MOM'S NIGHT OUT). I have fond memories of FitA from back in the day!


You are going to put words in my box?! *squeezes you* Now I shall stalk YOUR blog!