Monday, October 8, 2012

Blog Event: Something Wicked Comes Giveaway


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For this event I am spotlighting and giving away 

God Save the Queen (The Immortal Empire, #1)
The undead matriarch of a Britain where the Aristocracy is made up of werewolves and vampires, where goblins live underground and mothers know better than to let their children out after dark. A world where being nobility means being infected with the Plague (side-effects include undeath), Hysteria is the popular affliction of the day, and leeches are considered a delicacy. And a world where technology lives side by side with magic. The year is 2012 and Pax Britannia still reigns.

Xandra Vardan is a member of the elite Royal Guard, and it is her duty to protect the Aristocracy. But when her sister goes missing, Xandra will set out on a path that undermines everything she believed in and uncover a conspiracy that threatens to topple the empire. And she is the key-the prize in a very dangerous struggle.

About the Author: 

Kate Locke
Kate Locke has always enjoyed making things up — a trait that often got her into trouble as a child, but by which she enjoys making a living. Before writing fiction full time she worked as cook, a journalist and in a photo finishing lab where she saw enough pictures of naked people to rival Hugh Hefner. A guy once asked her out after giving her a role of film that he expressly requested she develop and print. The entire role was images of him stark naked in the woods. And no, that’s the kind of thing you just don’t make up.

In her late 20s Kate sold her first book and enjoyed a 10 year career writing under a different name. Her love of fantasy and the paranormal refused to leave her alone, and one day, while sitting on the couch thinking of making a very scary career move, she started jotting down notes for a book she wanted to write just for the pure enjoyment of it; a book just for herself. That book became God Save the Queen. Her agent thought they could sell it — Kate wasn’t certain. Then, the day after having her gall bladder removed (again, can’t make this stuff up), Kate got the call that Orbit books — her dream publisher for God Save the Queen — had made an offer. And it’s been more exciting than she ever imagined.

Like Xandra Vardan, the heroine in God Save the Queen, Kate values those she loves above all else, and has hair a color not typically found in nature. Unfortunately, Kate’s comes from a bottle. She’s married to a fabulous man who doesn’t seem to care what she does to her hair, puts up with her occasional* craziness, helps her plot, and treats her like she’s the best thing since lipgloss.

Kate Locke is pseudonym for Kathryn Smith aka Kady Cross

I just started this book and so far I am really loving it. I didn't have time to finish it before the giveaway to post a review, however there will be one later this week. The story is definitely new and refreshing in the paranormal dept for me. I love the story behind the creatures and the world that they exist in. I can't wait to finish it and review it. 

Game and Giveaway:

Here is a game I hope you have fun with before you enter the giveaway! you do not have to answer correctly to win, just play along. (not that it's hard) 

Name that Paranormal Creature

Read the definitions and guess the creature, enter your guesses in the Rafflecopter. 

1. A corpse supposed, in European folklore, to leave its grave at night to drink the blood of the living by biting their necks with long... (they all appear in God Saves the Queen) 

2. A person who changes for periods of time into a wolf, typically when there is a full moon.

3. A small grotesque supernatural creature or a spirit that makes trouble for human beings 

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  1. I was just looking at this book yesterday on Amazon. It sounds really good.

    I'd say ... vampire, I guess. :)

  2. I loved hearing how this book came to be! I have had my gallbladder out- so I imagine the news of a publishing offer would make recover much better. I think this book sounds fascinating and I would love to win. Thanks for the giveaway! I love fairies. I have always been fascinated by them.

  3. I like all kinds of paranormal creatures. I think ghosts are my favorite.

  4. I love them all but I really love Dragons and Werewolves :)

  5. I have been eyeing this one myself...Thanks for putting together a fun little post for Something Wicked. I liked the game but the third one stumped me! As far as my favorite paranormal creature I like pixies and gargoyles.

  6. I've been wanting to read this ever since it came out, it sounds right up my alley. Thank you for the giveaway!

  7. Vampires! Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. I love vampires.

  9. I love the paranormal world in general. I've been saying for awhile that my favorite creature in this world is vampires, followed shortly by werewolves, but it just donned on me, that I think my real favorite are witches!

  10. Definitely Vampires!
    morales_y at yahoo dot com

  11. Love vamps & fae!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  12. Can I say unicorns? I'm just in a happy-leprechaun-unicorns-and-rainbows mood, so that's my pick right now ;)

    I had much fun playing the little game! Gotta say I'd like to see more of those around the blogosphere!

    Ana @ BookSpark

  13. Looks like fun book! Looking forward to reading it.

  14. I keep passing by this book in the book store and thinking the cover looks cool. My favorite paranormal creature would have to be vampires.

  15. If fairies/fae are considered paranormal then they are definitely my favorite.

  16. I love them all, but I have a definite soft spot for vampires. Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. I love witches and their spells!


  18. I think witches and ghosts are tied for my favorite paranormal creatures.

  19. I am a totally vampire groupie!

  20. Love vampires!

  21. I think Vampires and Zombies are tied for my favorite right now.
    Thank you for the giveaway!


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