Tag Archives: fiction giveaways

[TSS] International Book Giveaways – Dec 13

This week’s post includes giveaways I discovered up until Friday – I had to compile this before Saturday because of our tapas party yesterday (which went really well – I had such fun!). So next week’s list should include all the giveaways that were posted on Saturday (hopefully).

This international book giveaways round-up post is a regular feature here at MsBookish so if you’re holding a book giveaway that’s open worldwide, let me know and I’ll include your giveaway in my next international book giveaways round-up post.

As always in this post, for your convenience the links open in either a new tab or a new window, depending on how your browser is configured.

  1. Girl, Aloud by Emily Gale. YA. Ends Dec 21.
  2. Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers. YA. Ends Dec 25.
  3. Dragon House, by John Shors. General fiction. Ends Dec 19.
  4. Werewolf Smackdown, by Mario Acevedo. Fantasy. Ends Jan 1.
  5. Thumb Flagging by Jerome Peterson. General Fiction. Ends Dec 20.
  6. Leyla’s Locket: Book one of the Sera Chronicles by Paige Jackson. YA/Fantasy. End date not stated.
  7. 100 Follower Giveaway at Reading with Tequila. Four winners so far, and the more followers, the more winners added, up to seven winners. Ends Dec 27.
  8. Kindle giveaway. Ends Dec 17. Link up your book review in Mr. Linky to enter.
  9. Dead Pan, by Gayle Trent. Mystery. Ends Dec 22. International winner will receive PDF of book; US & Canada receive print version.
  10. Wizz-e eBooks for Children. Children’s e-books. Ends Dec 18.
  11. The Seven Rays by Jessica Bendinger. Fantasy. Ends Dec 30. International winners must pay shipping fees via Paypal first in order to receive price.
  12. Everyday Happy… 365 Ways to a Better You by Jenny Hare. Nonfiction/Self-help. Ends Dec 30. You’ll need to write a blurb about a product in order to enter.
  13. 2-in-1 edition of Morganville Vampires #1 and #2 by Rachel Caine. Urban fantasy. Ends Jan 1.
  14. Three Days To Dead by Kelly Meding. Urban Fantasy. Ends Dec 20.
  15. A Jolly Good Fellow by Stephen Masse. General fiction. Ends Dec 23.
  16. Cry Wolf, by Patricia Briggs. Fantasy. Ends Dec 14.
  17. Another giveaway for Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs. Fantasy. Ends Dec 14.
  18. The Dresskeeper by Mary Naylus. Time travel/Historical. Ends Dec 14.
  19. The Dark Divine by Bree Despain. Fantasy. Ends Dec 14.
  20. Bookeen Opus, a book light, and a $25 gift card to Books on Board. This one is a fun one – you have a to write a 200-word pitch for a romance set during Hanukkah or any other Jewish holiday. Ends Dec 20.
  21. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher. Fantasy. Ends Dec 22.
  22. Malice by Chris Wooding. YA/Graphic novel. Ends Dec 24.
  23. Christmas Hamper of Books. Fantasy/Paranormal. Ends Dec 31.
  24. $25 Gift Certificate to Saving Money with Usborne Books. Children’s books. Ends Dec 14.
  25. Titanicus by Dan Abnett. Fantasy. Ends Dec 20.
  26. The Snipesville Chronicles, Book 1 and Book 2 by Annette Laing. Children’s books. Ends Dec 27.
  27. Vampire’s Assistant t-shirt. Win a t-shirt with the slogan “there is a little freak in all of us”. Ends Jan 1.
  28. Fallen, by Lauren Kate. YA. Ends Dec 18.
  29. A Door Into Ocean, by Joan Slonczewski. Ends Jan 7. Signed edition. Must purchase author’s latest book.
  30. Year’s Worth of Books Giveaway. YA. Ends Jan 8.
  31. Wicked by Gregory Maguire and Black Ships by Jo Graham. Fantasy/Retellings. Ends Dec 31.

[TSS] International Book Giveaways List – Dec 6 Edition

I’ve implemented some formatting changes in this edition of the International Book Giveaways list – I hope it’s just as convenient for everyone to use this list as before. The new formatting allows me to put together the list a lot quicker than before, which should mean I won’t skip some Sundays like I’ve had to in the past!

I’ll probably mess around with the format a little more in upcoming weeks, but I have definitely hit on a better, more efficient way of compiling these lists.

This international book giveaways round-up post is a regular feature here at MsBookish so if you’re holding a book giveaway that’s open worldwide, let me know and I’ll include your giveaway in my next international book giveaways round-up post.

As always, for your convenience, links in this post open in a new tab or window, depending on how your browser is configured. Genre information can be found after each link.

And don’t forget to enter my December giveaway, which is also international – two winners will get two new paperback or trade paperback books of their choice!

  1. The View From the Bridge, by Nicholas Meyer. Nonfiction/movies. Ends Dec 14.
  2. “Dr. Who” & “Torchwood” Giveaway. Sci-Fi. Ends Dec 8.
  3. Beautiful Creatures swag. YA. Ends Dec 20.
  4. Survival by Storytelling magazine. YA magazine of short stories & poetry. Ends Jan 5.
  5. kiss a cloud’s One Year giveaway. Select any book from list of books read by kiss a cloud this year. Ends Dec 30.
  6. Six new releases from Simon & Schuster UK. YA. Ends Dec 12.
  7. Great Games!. Nonfiction. Ends Dec 15.
  8. Norma Tika Designs. Two craft books. Ends today.
  9. Books by Kelly Gay and Kelly Meding. Fantasy. Ends Dec 8.
  10. Ice by Sarah Beth Durst. YA. Ends Dec 9.
  11. Book of winner’s choice.. Ends Dec 12.
  12. Nail Your Novel – ebook. This book for writers is a totally free download from author Roz Morris.
  13. The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin, by Josh Berk. YA. Ends Dec 31. Must be a follower.
  14. Witch & Wizard, by James Patterson. YA/Fantasy. Ends Dec 31. Must be a follower.
  15. Tricks, by Ellen Hopkins. YA. Ends Dec 21. Must be a follower.
  16. December/January Massive Book Give Away. Choice of one of six books. Ends Jan 31. Must be follower.
  17. Shadows, by Joan De La Haye (ebook). Horror. Ends Dec 11.
  18. The Summoning By Kelly Armstrong. Paranormal. Ends Dec 10.
  19. 100 Followers Giveaway. Three winners get choice(s) of books from Book Depository (up to $20). Ends Dec 18.
  20. “A Paranormal Christmas” Contest. Paranormal romance. Ends Dec 24.
  21. Fallen and The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove, by Lauren Kate. YA. Ends Dec 10.
  22. Bad Apple, by Laura Ruby. YA. Ends Dec 11.
  23. Thank you contest. 17 books for five winners. Ends Dec 31.
  24. 200 Follower Giveaway. Two winners, choice of three books each. Ends Dec. 31.
  25. $16 To Spend at the Book Depository. Ends Dec 31.
  26. SFF Chat: Another Great Giveaway. Sci-fi/Fantasy. Winner’s choice of book from selection of books. Ends Dec. 25.
  27. God Is With Me books. Children’s book. Ends Dec. 10
  28. Girl in Hyacinth Blue, by Susan Vreeland. General fiction/Historical. Ends Dec 12.
  29. Chocolate, a Love Story. Cookbook. Ends Dec. 10
  30. Now & Then by Jacqueline Sheehan. Chick-lit. Ends Dec 10.
  31. Sony eBook Reader. Plus other prizes. Ends Dec 15. Must be a follower.
  32. Violet Wings, by Victoria Hanley. YA/Paranormal. Ends Dec 22. Must be a follower.
  33. Bleeding Violet, by Dia Reeves. YA/Paranormal. Ends Dec 31. Must be a follower.
  34. The Betrayal of the Blood Lily, by Lauren Willig. Historical fiction. Ends Dec 11.
  35. Dear Santa Christmas List – 600 Followers Contest. Three books of your choosing from YA books released in 2009. Ends Dec 17.
  36. Cry for the Moon, by William Angelo Woodall (ebook). YA/Paranormal. Ends Dec 11.
  37. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl. YA. Ends Dec 8.
  38. 200 Follower Book Giveaway. Paranormal/Fantasy, large selection of books. Ends Dec 30.
  39. 300 Followers Book Giveaway. Paranormal/Fantasy selection of books. Ends Dec 23.
  40. Holiday Treats Anthology. Paranormal/Fantasy with holiday theme. Ebook. End date not stated.
  41. The Book Smugglers’ Smugglivus. All month long, The Book Smugglers are offering giveaways as part of Smugglivus, many of which are open internationally.
  42. Happy Holidays Book Blowout at Dark Faerie Tales. Paranormal/Fantasy. Ends Jan 5.
  43. Scorched, by Sharon Ashwood.. Paranormal romance. Ends Dec 7.
  44. Beth’s Acceptance, by Teal Ceagh.. Erotica/Paranormal. Ends Dec 8.
  45. The Green Bronze Mirror by Lynne Ellison. YA Fantasy/Historical Fiction. Ends Dec 15.
  46. Big Holiday Giveaway. Selection of YA books. Ends Dec 19.
  47. Great Games! 175 Games & Activities for Families, Groups, & Children. Genre: Nonfiction. Ends Dec 15.
  48. Soul of the Wildcat, by Devyn Quinn. Genre: Romance/Fantasy. Ends Dec 7.

[TSS] List of International Book Giveaways, Nov. 22 Edition

This international book giveaways round-up post is a regular feature here at MsBookish so if you’re holding a book giveaway that’s open worldwide, let me know and I’ll include your giveaway in my next international book giveaways round-up post.

  1. YA: Taken By Storm, by Angela Morrison, at Friends and Family (ends Dec 4)
  2. Nonfiction/Self-help: Permission Slips, by Sherri Shepherd, at CrazyGirl Nation (ends Nov 24)
  3. Urban Fantasy: Tempest Rising, by Nicole Peeler, at Dark Faerie Tales (ends Dec 7)
  4. Christian Fiction: Winning Readings’ giveaways are all international. These are lists of giveaways at Winning Readings ending Dec 10 and Nov 25.
  5. YA/Fantasy: Five books by Nancy Holder, at Fantasy Dreamer’s Ramblings (ends Nov 27)
  6. Nonfiction/Weight Loss: Winning by Losing and Master Your Metabolism, by Jillian Michaels, at Watch My Butt Shrinking (ends Nov 24)
  7. YA/Paranormal Romance: Gone, by Lisa McMann (and possibly Wake and Fade), at Lisa McMann (ends Nov 26)
  8. Urban Fantasy: The Better Part of Darkness, by Kelly Gay, at Fantasy Dreamer’s Ramblings (ends Nov 23)
  9. Nonfiction/Gardening: A Heritage of Herbs, by Bertha Reppert and Culinary Herbs & Condiments by Maude Grieve, at Lemon Verbena Lady’s Herb Garden (ends Nov 29)
  10. YA/Urban Fantasy: Author Rachel Vincent is giving away a signed set of the first four Shifters books (Stray, Rogue, Pride, and Prey) along with a Godiva milk chocolate cat (ends Nov 24)
  11. YA/Paranormal: My Soul to Take, by Rachel Vincent, at The Book Butterfly (ends Dec 8)
  12. Historical Fiction: Innocent Traitor, by Alison Weir, at Historical Fiction (ends Dec 5)
  13. Christian Fiction: The Soldier’s Holiday Vow, by Jillian Hart, at Book Reviews by Buuklvr81 (ends Dec 7)
  14. Romance: Trouble in High Heels by Leanne Banks, Seducing a Scottish Bride by Sue-Ellen Welfonder and Bound to Please by Lilli Feisty, at Reading Extravaganza (ends Nov 31)
  15. Suspense/Thriller: The Killing Ground by Jack Higgins, On the Fifth Day by A. J. Hartley and A Simple Plan by Scott Smith, at Reading Extravaganza (ends Nov 30)
  16. Science Fiction: Hyperion, by Dan Simmons and Titan by Stephen Baxter, at Reading Extravaganza (ends Nov 30)
  17. Paranormal: Dark Stranger, by Susan Sizemore, at Book Junkie (ends Dec 3)
  18. Fantasy: Win a complete set of the Dragonfire series (Kiss of Fire, Kiss of Fury, Kiss of Fate and Winter Kiss) by Deborah Cooke, at SciFi Guy (ends Nov 30)
  19. Children’s Fiction/Middle Grade: Julie Andrew’s Collection of Poems, Songs and Lullabies (audiobook), by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton, at J. Kaye’s Book Blog (ends Nov 28)
  20. Win a book of your choice, at Out of the Blue (ends Dec 6)
  21. Short Story Collection: Deer & Other Stories, by Susan Tepper, at Brizmus Blogs Books (ends Nov 28)
  22. Selection of books (plus some surprises), at Brizmus Blogs Books (ends Dec 18)
  23. Fantasy: Bleeding Violet, by Dia Reeves, at The Book Resort (ends Dec 31)
  24. General Fiction: Leaving Gee’s Bend, by Irene Latham, at The Book Resort (ends Dec 31)
  25. YA: In A Heartbeat, by Loretta Ellsworth, at A Park Avenue Princess (ends Dec 16)
  26. YA: Lipstick Apology, by Jennifer Jabaley, at A Park Avenue Princess (ends Dec 15)
  27. General Fiction: The Sign for Drowning, by Rachel Stolzman, at Kathmeista (ends Nov 30)
  28. Christian Fiction/Paranormal: Thirsty, by Tracey Bateman, at all about {n} (ends Dec 5)
  29. YA/Paranormal: Fallen, by Lauren Kate, at A Good Addiction (ends Dec 6)
  30. Any YA book you want, at Running for Fiction (ends Dec 1)
  31. Short Story Collection: Say You’re One of Them (audiobook), by Uwem Akpan, at J. Kaye’s Book Blog (ends Nov 28)
  32. Nonfiction/Fashion: Dreaming of Dior, by Charlotte Smith, at Lady Melbourne (ends Nov 26)
  33. Paranormal: Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever, by Molly Harper, at The Book Resort (ends Dec 31)

[TSS] List of International Book Giveaways – The Very Late Edition

Better later than never! This week’s list is on the long side (probably because I didn’t do up a list last Sunday). And be sure to scroll down for the two ebook reader giveaways, both open internationally!

This international book giveaways round-up post is a regular feature (well, it’s supposed to be, anyway – I miss a week here and there, though!) at MsBookish so if you’re holding a book giveaway that’s open worldwide, let me know and I’ll include your giveaway in my next international book giveaways round-up post.

The following book giveaways are open to everyone worldwide. For your convenience, all links in this post open in either a new tab or a new window, depending on how your browser is configured.

  1. Classics: This is a fun one: you can win a Jane Austen action figure, complete with quill, writing desk, and copy of Pride and Prejudice. It’ll require a little creativity, though. Full details at Bibliofreak. (Ends Nov 28)
  2. Paranormal: Shadowland, by Alyson Noël, at The Book Resort (ends Dec 1)
  3. Children’s Picture Book: Bella Basset Ballerina, The Scritchy Little Twitchell Sisters, Kick Block Punch, and Pynx, by Pretty Please Press, at Twenty-Something Momma (ends Nov 23)
  4. Historical Romance: A Courtesan’s Scandal, by Julia London, at Book Junkie (ends Nov 25)
  5. Nonfiction/Travel: 24 Hours: London, by Marsha Moore, at Smitten by Britain (ends Nov 20)
  6. Amazon Gift Card: Diane of The Book Resort is opening up her own literary agency in early 2010! To celebrate, she’s holding a $100 Amazon gift card giveaway – to enter, just tell her in comments which name you prefer.
  7. Fantasy/Paranormal: The Dark Divine, by Bree Despain, at Dark Faerie Tales (ends Dec 14)
  8. Nonfiction/Sci-Fi: Star Trek: The Art of the Film, at Screen Rant (ends Nov 17)
  9. Amazon Gift Card: Gothic Asylum Reviews is giving away a $25 Amazon gift card in the What Are You Thankful For contest. The post doesn’t state any eligibility restrictions, but since Amazon gift cards are delivered via email, this one is probably open to all. Ends Nov 30.
  10. Horror/Thriller: Under the Dome (collector’s edition), by Stephen King, at RK Charron (ends Nov 26)
  11. Romantic Suspense/Short Story: Everyone who gives a correct answer wins an e-book version of “Released”, by Kimber Chin, at All I Want and More. I’m not sure when this one ends, though.
  12. YA Fantasy/Paranormal: Fallen, by Lauren Kate, at the following blogs: Pure Imagination (ends Nov 25); The Neverending Shelf (ends Nov 18)
  13. Fantasy: There’s a separate drawing for international entries, for Bitter Night, by Diana Pharaoh Francis, at Book Junkie (ends Nov 17)
  14. Sci-Fi: Win your choice of one of three science fiction titles (including The Gathering Storm, the wrap-up title to the Wheel of Time series, written by Brandon Sanderson based on Robert Jordan’s extensive notes), at SciFiGuy (ends Nov 16)
  15. Fantasy: Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, by Quirk Books, at SciFiChick (ends Dec 4)
  16. Nonfiction/Self-help: Enjoy Your Money! How to Make It, Save It, Invest It, and Give It, by J. Steve Mille, at Winning Readings (ends Nov 25)
  17. Win your choice of any of the books reviewed at Book Rat (ends Nov 30)
  18. Nonfiction/Christian: Leaning into God When Life Is Pushing You Away, by Robert A. Schuller, at Winning Readings (ends Nov 25)
  19. Historical Fiction: The Harlot’s Progress, by Peter Motley, at the following blogs: Historical Fiction (ends Nov 16), Hist-Fic Chick (ends Nov 24)
  20. Urban Fantasy: The Better Part of Darkness, by Kelly Gay, at Dark Faerie Tales (ends Nov 23)
  21. Historical Romance: The Untamed Bride, by Stephanie Laurens, at The Book Resort (ends Dec 1)
  22. Christian Historical Fiction: A Prisoner of Versailles, by Golden Keyes Parsons, at Winning Readings (ends Nov 25)
  23. Amazon Gift Card: $10 Amazon.com gift card, at Fantasy Dreamer’s Ramblings (ends Nov 23)
  24. Romance: Crossed Wires, by Rosy Thornton, at The Tome Traveller (ends Nov 30)
  25. YA: Winner’s choice of four books out of six; 2nd winner gets two books, at YA Book Queen (ends Nov 20)
  26. Choice of one of four books, at Mom – Musings (ends Nov 30)
  27. YA/Paranormal: The Mark, by Jen Nadol, at The Book Resort (ends Dec 31)
  28. YA: Liar or How to Ditch Your Fairy, by Justine Larbalestier, at Devourer of Books (ends Nov 19)
  29. Fantasy/Paranormal: Six books as prizes, four winners in total, at Rex’s Reading Robot Reviews (ends Dec 1)
  30. Romance: The Secret Year, by Jennifer R. Hubbard, at The Book Resort (ends Dec 31)
  31. Historical Romance: The Untamed Bride: Book 1 in The Black Cobra Quartet, by Stephanie Laurens, at Romantic Crush Junkies (ends Nov 30)
  32. YA/Fantasy: The Maze Runner, by James Dashner, at Writing Roller Coasters (ends Nov 24)
  33. Mystery/Suspense: Waking the Dead, by Kylie Brant (if winner is outside of U.S., prize copy is in ebook format), at A Book Bloggers Diary (ends Dec 3)
  34. Fantasy/Mystery: Win your choice of a Jasper Fforde book, at SFF Chat (ends Nov 17)
  35. Historical Fiction: Cleopatra’s Daughter, by Michelle Moran, at Made in Callarias (ends Nov 28)
  36. Fantasy: Mirrorscape, by Mike Wilks, at Fantasy/Sci-Fi Lovin’ Giveaways (ends Nov 20)
  37. Win $40 worth of books from the Book Depository, at The Story Siren (ends Dec 18)
  38. Sci-Fi/Mystery: The Sapphire Sirens, by John Zakour, at Fantasy/Sci-Fi Lovin’ Giveaways (ends Nov 24)
  39. Book of your choice from reading list, at Nishita’s Rants and Raves (ends Nov 25)
  40. Four winners – First prize is The Blue Pen (ebook), by Lisa Rusczyk plus a $35 Amazon gift certificate, winners 2, 3 and 4 get choice from selection of books, at A BookLover’s Diary (ends Nov 30)
  41. Nonfiction/Art: Japanese art book (Monster Hunter CG Artworks) at Parka Blogs (ends Nov 17)
  42. YA: Three YA ARCs up for grabs at I Should Be Writing (ends Nov 22)
  43. Magazines: Three winners will win year’s subscription to one of a selection of women’s magazines, at Sweeter Living (ends Dec 15)
  44. Christmas Fiction: Assorted selection (last three on list are open internationally) at All About {n} (ends Nov 28)
  45. YA: Winner chooses a book from list of four books, at Reading Adventures (ends Nov 25)

And for the international ebook reader giveaways:

Bibliofreak is giving away Kindles! Ends Dec 18.

Win your choice of a Kindle, Nook or Sony eReader, at A Park Avenue Princess. There are also other prizes, including copies of Liquid Soul, by Matthew Carter, who’s sponsoring this contest. Ends Dec 24.

[TSS] Book Giveaways Open to Everyone, Nov 1 Edition

This international book giveaways round-up post is a regular feature here at MsBookish so if you’re holding a book giveaway that’s open worldwide, let me know and I’ll include your giveaway in my next international book giveaways round-up post.

There are also two giveaways for ebook readers which I’ve posted at the end of this list. One of them is open to the US and Canada (that is, a shipping address in the US and Canada) and the other one doesn’t say who’s eligible, so they don’t really fit into the list but I wanted to include them in this post because it’s always nice to see ebook reader contests!

As always, all links to giveaways in this post open up in a new window or tab (depending on how your browser is set up), and I’ve included the genre of the book being given away, for your convenience.

The following book giveaways are open worldwide:

  1. Winner’s choice of any book, at Marissa’s Booklair (ends Nov 2)
  2. YA Fiction/Paranormal: Beautiful Dead: Arizona, by Eden Maguire, at Teen Librarian (ends Nov 15)
  3. Classics: The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James, at Bibliofreak (ends Nov 5)
  4. Horror: Once Upon A Nightmare, by Lee Moylan, at The Eclectic Reader (ends Nov 9)
  5. YA Fiction: Sleepless, by Terri Clark, at The Undercover Book Lover (ends Nov 8)
  6. Fantasy: Captivate, by Carrie Jones, at The Undercover Book Lover (ends Nov 14)
  7. Urban Fantasy: Winner’s choice of Darkness Unleashed or When Darkness Comes, by Alexandra Ivy, at Literary Escapism (ends Nov 3)
  8. Fantasy: The Blood King and Dark Haven, by Gail Z. Martin, at SciFi Guy (ends Nov 2)
  9. £25/€25/$40 Amazon gift certificate, at Farm Lane Books (ends Nov 4)
  10. Urban Fantasy: Three Days To Dead, by Kelly Meding, at Dark Faerie Tales (ends Nov 20)
  11. Children’s Picture Book: I Double Dare You! or Adventures at Walnut Grove, by Lehman Publishing, at Parent Reviewers (ends Nov 9)
  12. Winner’s choice of book reviewed, at Bookrat (ends Nov 30)
  13. Science Fiction: Stewards of the Flame, by Sylvia Engdahl, at Books for Sale (ends Nov 2)
  14. Nonfiction: Digital Photography Boxed Set, Volumes 1, 2, and 3, by David Appleyard, at PhotoTuts (ends Nov 2)
  15. YA Fiction/Paranormal: Hush, Hush, by Becca Fitzpatrick, at Wondrous Reads (ends Nov 12)
  16. Five of YA/Fantasy author Nancy Holder’s books, at Just Your Typical Book Blog (ends Nov 10)
  17. General Fiction: Sari Shop Widow, by Shobhan Bantwal, at Chick with Books (ends Nov 14)
  18. Historical Thriller: The Harlot’s Progress, by Peter Mottley, at the following blogs: Virginie Says (ends Nov 7), Passages to the Past (Nov 15)
  19. General Fiction: When You Went Away, by Michael Baron, at The Book Resort (ends Nov 9)
  20. Romance: Hot On Her Heels, by Susan Mallery, at The Book Resort (ends Nov 9)
  21. Mystery: Fed Up, by Jessica Conant-Park & Susan Conant, at The Book Resort (ends Nov 1 – today!)
  22. Urban Fantasy/Paranormal: Hush, Hush, by Becca Fitzpatrick and Fallen, by Lauren Kate, at The Story Siren (ends Dec 8)
  23. Historical Fiction: Cleopatra’s Daughter and The Heretic Queen, by Michelle Moran, at Diary of an Eccentric (ends Nov 8)
  24. Fantasy/Paranormal: Winner’s choice of one of four books, at Escape in a Book (ends Nov 30)
  25. Poetry: More of Me Disappears, by John Amen, at Savvy Verse and Wit (ends Nov 6)
  26. Fantasy: Arch Enemy, by Frank Beddor, at Fantasy/Sci-Fi Lovin’ Giveaways (ends Nov 9)

And here are the giveaways for the eBook readers (the first does not state eligibility requirements; the second is open only to the US and Canada):

You can win a Barnes & Noble Nook at Ann Aguirre, with runner up prizes including gift certificates and some fantasy ARCs. This one ends Nov 3 and I’m not sure what the eligibility requirements are.

You also can win a Kindle reader (grand prize) and 22 winners will receive a $20 book store gift certificate (winner chooses the store), at Fangs, Fur and Fey (ends Nov. 13). This one is open to the US and Canada.

Now, the Kindle can’t be bought in Canada, but if you search around on Google, you’ll find ways to get around problems like not being able to purchase Kindle ebooks on your Canadian Amazon.com account. Last time I checked, it all seemed too convoluted to me, but I guess if I were to win a Kindle rather than purchase one, I’d probably see things a little differently!

[TSS] International Book Giveaways, Readathon and NaNoWriMo

I just realized, now that my regular Sunday Salon book giveaways list is much shorter because I’m only featuring book giveaways open to everyone, I can get all chatty in my Sunday Salon post! When the giveaways list was a huge, massive list, there really wasn’t space for any chatting.

Yay! Because I also want to talk about the readathon and NaNoWriMo today!

*********************************************

List of Book Giveaways Open to Everyone

First, here’s the international book giveaways list. As always, the links in this list will open up in either a new tab or window (depending on how you have your browser set up) to make it more convenient for you. I’m also indicating the genre of the book being given away.

This international book giveaways round-up post is a regular feature here at MsBookish so if you’re holding a book giveaway that’s open worldwide, let me know and I’ll include your giveaway in my next international book giveaways round-up post.

  1. Children’s Picture Book: Danny the Dragon “Meets Jimmy”, by Tina Turbin, at Simply Stacie (ends Nov 1)
  2. General Fiction: Only Milo, by Barry Smith, at Beth Fish Reads (ends Nov 2)
  3. Historical Fiction: Virgin and the Crab, by Robert Parry, at Historical Fiction (ends Nov 4)
  4. General Fiction: The Last Will of Moira Leahy, by Therese Walsh, at Peeking Between the Pages (ends Nov 14)
  5. Fantasy/Paranormal: Bound to Shadows, by Keri Arthur, at Fantasy Dreamer’s Ramblings (ends Nov 1)
  6. Fantasy/Paranormal: Bite Marks, by Jennifer Rardin, at Fantasy & SciFi Lovin’ News and Reviews (ends Oct 26)
  7. Fantasy/Paranormal: choice of Bite Marks or Once Bitten, Twice Shy, by Jennifer Rardin, at Vampire Wire (ends Oct 28)
  8. Fantasy: Shadowfae, by Erica Hayes, at Dark Faerie Tales (ends Oct 27)
  9. Fantasy/Paranormal: Some Girls Bite, by Chloe Neill, at The Book Resort (ends Nov 30)
  10. Fantasy/Paranormal: Charmed to Death, by Shirley Damsgaard, at The Book Resort (ends Nov 20)
  11. Selection of books, at Teens Read and Write (ends Nov 15)
  12. Mystery: Happy Hour, by Michele Scott , at The Book Resort (ends Nov 9)
  13. Fantasy/Paranormal: Release (e-book), by Nicole Hadaway, at Layers of Thought (ends Oct 30) **Note: you need to email your entry, rather than comment for an entry
  14. YA/Paranormal: Hush, Hush, by Becca Fitzpatrick, at Liyana Lands (ends Oct 31)
  15. Fantasy/Paranormal: Covet, by J.R. Ward, at Fiction Vixen (ends Nov 3)
  16. Fantasy/Paranormal: Once Upon A Nightmare, by Lee Moylan, at Friends and Family (ends Oct 31)
  17. Nonfiction: The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Junior Edition, at Traveling Mom (ends Oct 30)
  18. Fantasy/Paranormal: Dark Times, by Dakota Banks, at Wordsmithonia (ends Nov 6)
  19. Cookbook: Chocolate, A Love Story, by Max Brenner, at Book Junkie (ends Oct 30)
  20. Selection of short story collections, at Fantasy/Sci-Fi Lovin’ Giveaways (ends Oct 30)
  21. Fantasy: Traitor’s Gate, by Kate Elliott, at Fantasy/SciFi Lovin’ Giveaways (ends Oct 31)
  22. Science Fiction: Red Claw, by Philip Palmer, at Fantasy/SciFi Lovin’ Giveaways (ends Nov 2)
  23. Nonfiction (for Twilight fans): Robert Pattinson Inside Out or Taylor Lautner Inside Out, by Mel Willliams, at Chicklish (ends Oct 26)
  24. Nonfiction: Parlour Games for Modern Families, by Myfanwy Jones and Spiri Tsintziras, at Mommy PR (ends Nov 5)
  25. Paranormal: Choice of one book from Carrie Vaughn’s Kitty series, at Book Chick City (ends Oct 31)
  26. Historical Fiction: Sarah, by Marek Halter, at Historical Fiction (ends Oct 31)
  27. Historical Fiction: In the Company of the Courtesan, by Sarah Dunant, at Historical Fiction (ends Nov 7)

And for writers, there’s the *Another* Another Faust “retelling” contest. The contest is open to all unpublished authors. This one ends Jan 31, 2010, so you’ve got lots of time.

*********************************************

The Readathon!

I had a blast cheering for Dewey’s Read-a-thon yesterday. The Read-a-thon occurs every six months, so the next one will be in April. Will I be participating? Definitely, but probably as a cheerleader again.

Probably the most fun for me was the time I spent on Twitter between 11:00 pm and 2:30 am; it was getting down to the wire, and all the lovely, committed and dedicated readathon readers out there were getting tired. I did my best to tweet encouragement and support because truly, because of the immediacy of Twitter, I felt like I was right there with them! My tweets were my version of cups of hot, strong coffee.

At one point, I made so many tweets, Twitter locked me out for a while. Thankfully, Twitter relented after about 20 minutes and let me tweet again.

By 2:30 am, though, I couldn’t stay up any longer. I really, really wanted to, because there were quite a few readers still up and trying to get a few more pages in, but I couldn’t. So I had to sign off, but I dreamed about waving my readathon pompoms in my sleep!

Altogether, I visited 170 blogs from the sign-up list, plus clicked over to blogs via links in Twitter. I left comments on all blogs I visited that had a readathon post up.

I am so impressed with the amount of pages everyone was reading. The update posts were all wonderful. Some bloggers even managed to put up reviews!

I’m hoping to have some time later tonight to check out as many readathon wrap-up posts as I can.

What did I get out of my participation? A real sense of community. Community has been the best thing about blogging for me, and my experience during the readathon has enhanced this feeling of community.

*********************************************

NaNoWriMo Is Only Seven Days Away!

I know! It blew me away when I realized that November 1 is next Sunday! Even though I theoretically had the entire month of October to do all my prep work for NaNoWriMo, I still haven’t gotten as much done as I’d have liked.

So this week, I’m going to get through all the things on my “prep” list. No outlines, because I’m not an outliner, but here’s what I’d like to have done before next Sunday:

  • Finish up my “words” research (my novel involves “words as words”, and I’d like to have several lists on hand so that wherever my muse takes me as I write, I won’t have to stop to think.
  • Create a whole bunch of character collages for potential secondary characters. I’m hoping having a lot of characters on hand who might or might not play a part in the story will help prevent me from having to stop to think. (You might be noticing a trend, here. Yes, I do not want to stop and think while I’m writing. I want to get 50K words written in November! Stopping and thinking would make things more difficult.)
  • Create a “Shiny” list. This is just such a fabulous idea!
  • Along the same lines, create a list of things I like in fiction.

There’s a Toronto meetup for NaNoWriMo participants this coming weekend, and if I can get my sister to go with me, I just might attend, even though doing things like that scares the bejeebers out of me. I am not good at meeting people, although I’m good at becoming friends with people, if that makes sense (I call it my introverted extroverted tendencies).

Are you doing NaNoWriMo? What (if anything) will you be doing this week to prepare?

[TSS] International Book Giveaways List, Oct 18 Edition

Welcome to this week’s edition of International Book Giveaways, which I publish every Sunday as my Sunday Salon post. Giveaways included in this list are open to everyone!

I’ve also added a short “Asides” section, where I put related giveaways and contests that don’t fit, for whatever reason, into the main Internationl Book Giveaways List. I’ll include this feature whenever I come across anything related that I think is interesting.

This international book giveaways list round-up post is a regular feature here at MsBookish so if you’re holding a book giveaway that’s open worldwide, let me know and I’ll include your giveaway in my next international book giveaways round-up post.

  1. YA Fiction: Goth Girl Rising, by Barry Lyga, at The Book Resort (ends Oct 31)
  2. Nonfiction: Fierce Style: How to Be Your Most Fabulous Self, by Christian Siriano, at College Fashion (ends Oct 19)
  3. YA/Paranormal: Demon Princess: Reign or Shine, by Michelle Rowen, at The Story Siren (ends Oct 23)
  4. YA Fiction: Donut Days, by Lara Zielin, at Serene Hours (ends Oct 29)
  5. Romantic Suspense: As Darkness Falls and Dark Country, by Bronwyn Parry, at The Misadventures of a Super Librarian (ends Oct 21)
  6. Mystery: Espresso Shot, by Cleo Coyle, at The Book Resort (ends Oct 31)
  7. Science Fiction: Fever Crumb, by Philip Reeve, at Mr. Ripleys Enchanted Books (ends when poll ends)
  8. YA Fiction: Beautiful, by Amy Reed, at The Story Siren (ends Oct 31)
  9. Nonfiction: Chicken Soup for the Soul: What I Learned from the Dog, by Join Wendy, at An Island Life (ends Oct 23)
  10. Romantic Suspense: Branded by the Sheriff, by Delores Fossen, at Michelle’s Book Blog (ends Oct 21)
  11. Paranormal: A Touch of Dead, by Charlaine Harris, at The Book Resort (ends Nov 20)
  12. Christian Fiction: The Sound of Sleigh Bells, by Cindy Woodsmall, at My Friend Amy (end date not stated)
  13. Historical fiction/Mystery: The Last Dickens, by Matthew Pearl, at Musings of a Bookish Kitten (ends Oct 22)
  14. Mystery: Holiday Grind, by Cleo Coyle, at The Book Resort (ends Nov 30)
  15. Paranormal: Entire set of the Hex series, by Linda Wisdom, at Literary Escapism (ends Oct 20)
  16. YA/Fantasy: The Demon King, by Cinda Williams Chima, at The Story Siren (ends Nov 6)
  17. Science Fiction: On the Edge, by Ilona Andrews, at SciFi Chick (ends Nov 6)
  18. Fantasy/Paranormal: Rowan of the Wood and Witch on the Water, by Christine and Ethan Rose, at Bitten by Books (ends Oct 19)
  19. Children’s Fiction: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, or $40 AMC gift card, at Thingamababy (ends Oct 18) (Note: Burger King grand prize pack is open only to US)
  20. Fantasy: Curse of the Tahiéra, by Wendy Gillissen, at Alternative-Read (ends Oct 31)
  21. Selection of one book from list of 100, at Stacy’s Books (ends Oct 30)

Some Asides

Here’s a  little something for writers: agent Mary Kole of the Andrea Brown Literary Agent is running a Query Contest. Deadline is October 31 and the prize is a critique of the first 30 pages of your manuscript (thanks, Robyn!)

Win a copy of the Shadows and Light anthology, where author Carrie Harris’ short story, “Revenge of the Mucus Shovel Fairy” appears. I don’t know if this one is international or not, as the post doesn’t say, but it’s too fun to leave out. What do you have to do? Rename Twilight! That’s right – come up with an alternative title for Twilight. Ends Oct 22.

[TSS] International Book Giveaways List – Oct 11 Edition

Welcome to the very first edition of the International Book Giveaways List, which I’ll be posting every Sunday as my Sunday Salon post. All the book giveaways featured here are open to everyone worldwide. As with the old book giveaways list, I’ve indicated the genre of each giveaway to make it more convenient for everyone. Links open up in new tabs (or windows, depending on how your browser is configured).

This international book giveaways round-up post is a regular feature here at MsBookish so if you’re holding a book giveaway that’s open worldwide, let me know and I’ll include your giveaway in my next international book giveaways round-up post.

Good luck, everyone!

  1. Children’s picture book: Where The Wild Things Are or Kenny’s Window, by Maurice Sendak (winner’s choice), at Craft Blog (ends Oct 15)
  2. Historical fiction: Cleopatra’s Daughter, by Michelle Moran, and an ancient Roman coin, at the following blogs: Willing To See Less (ends Oct 16); The Maiden’s Court (ends Oct 16)
  3. Children’s nonfiction/Craft: 365 Things to Make and Do, by Usborne Books, at The Orchard (ends Oct 31)
  4. Paranormal: Two winners get book of choice from selection of six books, at The Eclectic Reader (ends Oct 31)
  5. YA/Fantasy: Zamora’s Ultimate Challenge, by M.K. Scott, at The Book Resort (ends Oct 31)
  6. Paranormal: Two winners: first winner wins Friday Night Bites, by Chloe Neill, second winner wins Cadogan gift pack, at SciFi Guy (ends Oct 12)
  7. Historical fiction/Mystery: The Last Dickens, by Matthew Pearl, at Raging Bibliomania (ends Oct 17)
  8. $10 Amazon Gift Card, at A Park Avenue Princess (ends Oct 30)
  9. Paranormal/Fantasy: Surprise prize(s), at Page Turners (ends Oct 30)
  10. Children’s board book: My Happy Pumpkin: God’s Love Shining Through Me, by Crystal Bowman and illustrated by Claudine Gevry, at Mozi Esmé (ends Oct 13)
  11. Children’s middle-grade: Moving Day, by Meg Cabot, at MariReads (ends Oct 14)
  12. Selection of books/genres, at Literate Housewife (for her birthday bash!). Indicate choice in comments. Ends Oct 22.
  13. Paranomal: Intertwined, by Gena Showalter, at Katie’s Book Blog (ends Oct 30)
  14. Crafts: $50 bundle of Halloween costume pattern ebooks, at the following blogs:  Delaney’s World (ends Oct 14); Designs by Vanessa (ends Oct 25); A Hen’s Nest (ends Oct 15); A Happy, Hippy Mom (ends Oct 20); Mommy, I’m Hungry (ends Oct 15)
  15. Christian nonfiction: Extraordinary, by John Bevere, at Found Not Lost (ends Oct 23)
  16. Fantasy: The Mermaid’s Madness, by Jim C. Hines, at SciFi Chick (ends Oct 16)
  17. Paranormal: Waking Evil, by Kylie Brant (one print copy to US winner, one ebook copy to international winner), at Anna’s Book Blog (ends Oct 13)
  18. Paranormal: Anna Strong series book (winner’s choice) by Jeanne C. Stein, at Popin’s Lair (ends Oct 25)
  19. Paranormal: Grave Secret, by Charlaine Harris, at Confessions of a Wandering Heart (ends Oct 26)
  20. Paranormal: A Touch of Dead, by Charlaine Harris, at Confessions of a Wandering Heart (ends Oct 15)
  21. YA Fiction: My Invented Life, by Lauren Bjorkman, at The Book Butterfly (ends Oct 15)
  22. YA/Fantasy: Stealing Death, by Janet Lee Carey, at The Book Butterfly (ends Oct 20)
  23. YA/Fantasy: Eyes Like Stars (The Theatre Illuminata: Act 1 ), by Lisa Mantchev, at The Book Butterfly (ends Nov 6)
  24. Book from selection of books, at Queen of Happy Endings, for her birthday celebrations (ends Oct 31)
  25. Fantasy: Dark Time: Mortal Path Book One, by Dakota Banks, at My Blog 2.0 (ends Oct 15)
  26. Steampunk: Boneshaker, by Cherie Priest, at Tor.com (ends Oct 14)
  27. Paranormal/Fantasy: Shadowfae, by Erica Hayes, at Literary Escapism (ends Oct 13)
  28. Paranormal/Fantasy: Winner gets three books: Scones and Sensibility, by Lindsay Eland, The Dark Divine, by Bree Despain and Darklight, by Lesley Livingston, at The Story Siren (ends Oct 13)
  29. YA Fiction: Boys, Girls, and Other Hazardous Materials, by Rosalind Wiseman, at Sharon Loves Books and Cats (ends Oct 30)
  30. Paranormal/Thriller: The Harrowing, by Alexandra Sokoloff, at Book Chick City (ends Oct 31)
  31. Selection of books, at Bibliofreak (ends Oct 23)
  32. YA/Paranormal: Hush Hush, by Becca Fitzpatrick, at Today I Read (ends Oct 16) – Ann Kat has added a fun twist to this giveaway (and yes, I nearly wrecked the whole train of story-thought there!)

[TSS] Big List of Book Giveaways – Oct 4

Welcome to the final edition of the Big List of Book Giveaways. Beginning next Sunday, this book giveaways post will feature only international book giveaways – that is, book giveaways that anyone, worldwide, can enter.

If you’re looking for a general list of book giveaways, check out Bookworming in the 21st Century, where there’s a Link a Contest Thursday feature every Thursday – if you’re holding a book giveaway, you can pop over and add your link to Mr. Linky, and if you’re looking for a book giveaway in general, there’s a nice long list of book giveaways to check out.

My new worldwide book giveaways list will be the regular Sunday Salon feature here at MsBookish, so if you’re holding a book giveaway on your blog and it’s international, please let me know so that I can include your giveaway in the list.

Now onto this week’s giveaways! As always, I’ve sorted the giveaways according to their genre, and indicated eligibility requirements whenever possible.

FICTION

Mystery/Thriller/Suspense

Beat the Reaper, by Josh Bazell, at the following blogs: I’m Booking It (ends Oct 22, US and Canada); Chick With Books (ends Oct 17, US and Canada)

Nine Dragons, by Michael Connelly, at Lori’s Reading Corner (ends Oct 9, US only)

Pleasing the Dead, by Deborah Atkinson, at Deborah Atkinson (ends Dec 31)

Humpty Dumpty Was Pushed, by Marc Blatte, at Popin’s Lair (ends Oct 13, international)

Vanished, by Joseph Finder, at J. Kaye’s Book Blog (ends Oct 30, US and Canada)

Run For Your Life, by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge, at Peeking Between the Pages (ends Oct 24, US and Canada)

Turn Up the Heat, by Jessica Conant-Park, at The Book Resort (ends Oct 31, international)

Run for Your Life, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge, at the following blogs: Books and Needlepoint (ends Oct 22, US and Canada); Reading at the Beach (ends Oct 18, US and Canada); Starting Fresh (ends Nov 15, US and Canada)

Tell No One, by Harlan Coben, at Farm Lane Books (ends Oct 9, international)

Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Paranormal

Incarceron, by Catherine Fisher, at I Was a Teenage Book Geek (ends Oct 17, international)

The Vampire Diaries: the Awakening and the Struggle, by L.J. Smith, at Brizmus Blogs Books (ends Oct 28, international)

Hex in High Heels and Wicked by Any Other Name, by Linda Wisdom, at Savvy Verse and Wit (ends Oct 9, US and Canada)

Leviathan, by Scott Westerfeld, at Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia (ends Oct 13, international)

Tall, Dark and Fangsome, by Michelle Rowen, at Starting Fresh (ends Oct 31, US and Canada)

Werewolf Sanctuary (ebook), by Eva Gordon, at Smexy Books (ends Oct 5)

Chick Lit/Romance/Romantic Suspense

The Smart One and The Pretty One, by Claire LaZebnik, at I’m Booking It (ends Oct 19, US and Canada)

Chosen by Desire, by Kate Perry, at Bookin’ With Bingo (ends Oct 18, US and Canada)

Can’t Stand The Heat, by Louisa Edwards, at A Book Blogger’s Diary (ends Oct 30, US only)

Love You to Death, by Shannon K. Butcher, at Bookin’ With Bingo (ends Oct 26, US and Canada)

Friday Night Bites or Some Girls Bite, by Chloe Neill, or $25 gift certificate to Chloe Neill’s Cafepress store, at Fantasy Dreamer’s Ramblings (ends Oct 5)

Show No Fear, by Marliss Melton, at Starting Fresh (ends Oct 31, US and Canada)

Historical Fiction/Historical Romance

The Tudor Rose, by Margaret Campbell Barnes, at Devourer of Books (ends Oct 13, US and Canada)

The Other Mr. Darcy, by Monica Fairview (grand prize winner also gets a box of chocolates), at Monica Fairview (ends Oct 31, US and Canada)

Royal Blood, by Rona Sharon, at J. Kaye’s Book Blog (ends Oct 30, US and Canada)

The Heretic’s Daughter, by Kathleen Kent, at Peeking Between the Pages (ends Oct 24, US and Canada)

Cleopatra’s Daughter, by Michelle Moran, at Book-a-rama (ends Oct 5)

The Queen’s Mistake, by Diane Haeger, at Bermudaonion (ends Oct 12, US only)

The Last Dickens, by Matthew Pearl, at the following blogs: Book Chatter and Other Stuff (ends Oct 9, US and Canada); Raging Bibliomania (ends Oct 17, US and Canada)

The Trials of the Honorable F. Darcy, by Sara Angelini, at Savvy Verse and Wit (ends Oct 9, US and Canada)

The Day the Falls Stood Still, by Cathy Marie Buchanan, at Savvy Verse and Wit (ends Oct 9, international)

The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova, at Books and Needlepoint (ends Oct 20, US and Canada)

A Highlander’s Temptation, by Sue-Ellen Welfonder, at the following blogs: A Book Blogger’s Diary (ends Nov 3, US and Canada); My Guilty Pleasures (ends Oct 9, US and Canada); Bookin’ With Bingo (ends Oct 19, US and Canada)

Christian Fiction/Amish Fiction

The Sound of Sleigh Bells, by Cindy Woodsmall, at Books and Needlepoint (ends Oct 21, US and Canada)

Bo’s Cafe, by Bruce McNicol, Bill Thrall and John Lynch, at My Guilty Pleasures (ends Oct 16, US and Canada)

YA Fiction

Cirque du Freak book set (3 titles in one book) and Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant Locker Mirror, at the following blogs: Not Enough Books (ends Oct 15, US mailing addresses only); Steph Su Reads (ends Oct 15, US mailing addresses only); The Compulsive Reader (ends Oct 23, US mailing addresses only); Bitten by Books (ends Oct 25, US mailing addresses only); The Book Smugglers (ends Oct 23, US only); GreenBeanTeenQueen (ends Oct 15, US addresses only); Frenetic Reader (ends Oct 15, US addresses only); The Story Siren (ends Oct 22, US only)

The first two books in the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead, at Spinebreakers (ends Oct 30, UK only)

Set of four YA fall releases from Simon & Schuster, at I Heart Daily (ends Oct 31, US only) *To enter, sign up for newsletter

Children’s Fiction

Harry Potter paperback boxed set, at Park Avenue Princess (ends Oct 16, US and Canada)

Thanksgiving at the Inn, by Tim Whitney, at Cafe of Dreams (ends Oct 14)

Horrid Henry and the Mummy’s Curse, by Francesca Simon, at SMS Book Reviews (ends Oct 15, North America only)

Picture Books

The Busy Preschooler’s Guide to Learning or three KA Readers, by IBW Books, at Potamus Prefers (ends Oct 16, US only)

The Listeners, by Gloria Whelan, at She is Too Fond of Books (ends Oct 10, US and Canada)

Poetry

Apologies to an Apple, by Maya Ganesan, at Savvy Verse and Wit (ends Oct 9, international)

All Other Fiction

Your choice of one of five books, at The Book Trib (this is a weekly contest, with new books each week).

The Bible Salesman, by Clyde Edgerton, at the following blogs: Books and Needlepoint (ends Oct 23, US and Canada); Tutu’s 2 Cents (ends Oct 21, US and Canada)

The Accidental Bestseller, by Wendy Wax, at J. Kaye’s Book Blog (ends Oct 30, US and Canada)

Crossing Washington Sqaure, by Joanne Rendell, at the following blogs: Peeking Between the Pages (ends Oct 24, international); Redlady’s Reading Room (ends Oct 9, US and Canada)

Selection of four books, at At Home with Books (ends Oct 29, US and Canada)

Five book bundles of ten books each, at Book Reviews by Bobby (ends Oct 31, US and Canada)

The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold, at the following blogs: Bookin’ With Bingo (ends Oct 31, US and Canada); Fantasy Dreamer’s Ramblings (ends Oct 11, US and Canada); Tutu’s 2 Cents (ends Oct 21, US and Canada); Starting Fresh (ends Nov 6, US and Canada); A Sea of Books (ends Oct 17, US and Canada)

Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen, at Find Your Next Book Here (ends Oct 9)

Three prizes: ARC selection, reading organizer, and lifetime membership to LibraryThing, at The 3 R’s Blog (ends Oct 14, reading organizer prize is US only, other two are international)

Travel Writing, by Peter Ferry, at Stacy’s Books (ends Oct 11, international)

Transparency, by Frances Hwang, at Stacy’s Books (ends Oct 11, international)

NONFICTION

S is for Story: A Writer’s Alphabet, by Esther Hershenhorn, at Teaching Authors (ends Oct 12, US only)

Between Me and the River, by Carrie Host, at Popin’s Lair (ends Oct 16, US and Canada)

Bending Toward the Sun: A Mother and Daughter Memoir, by Leslie Gilbert-Lurie with Rita Lurie, at A lovely shore breeze (ends Oct 10)

Against Medical Advice, by James Patterson and Hal Friedman, at Bermudaonion (ends Oct 14, US and Canada)

Winter’s Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again, by Juliana Hatkoff, Isabella Hatkoff and Craig Hatkoff, at the following blogs: Write for a Reader (ends Oct 12, US mailing address only); Bri Meets Books (ends Oct 12, US mailing addresses only); A Bookworm’s Diary (ends Oct 12, US mailing addresses only); The Well-Read Child (ends Oct 12, US mailing address only)

Keep the Table Laughing – A Cookbook with a Twist, at Reading Upside Down (ends the day of Masterchef finale, Australia only)

Love Revolution, by Joyce Meyer, at the following blogs: Book Critiques (ends Oct 20, US and Canada); Reading at the Beach (ends Oct 22, US and Canada)

Permission Slips: Every Woman’s Guide to Giving Herself a Break, by Sherri Shepherd, at Bookin’ With Bingo (ends Oct 20, US and Canada)

True Compass (audiobook), by Edward Kennedy, at Bookin’ With Bingo (ends Oct 24, US and Canada)

How to Rule the World From Your Couch, by Laura Day, at A Circle of Books (ends Oct 10, international)

Detectives Don’t Wear Seatbelts, by Cici McNair, at A Sea of Books (ends Oct 24, US and Canada)

BOOK-RELATED GIVEAWAYS

This is not exactly a giveaway, but author Jamie Rush will include your name on the “Thank You” page of her latest book which will be released in May, 2010. Just go here and sign up for her mailing list to get your name in her book. (Ends Oct 30)

Author Michelle Gagnon is holding a contest where you can win a Macbook laptop computer. (Ends Dec 31, US only)

Author Libby Hellmann is giving away a numbered, limited edition chapbook of an original short story to anyone who purchases both her novels Doubleback and An Image of Death.

[TSS] The Big List of Book Giveaways, Sept. 27 Edition

This giveaways round-up post is a regular feature here at MsBookish so if you’re holding a book giveaway, let me know and I’ll include your giveaway in my next giveaways round-up post. I do need, however, the link to the actual giveaway post, and not just to your blog – and if you could indicate the genre, that would be very helpful, too (it can sometimes take me a while to decipher what genre the book fits into!).

A huge thank you to everyone who’s emailed me their giveaway information this past week.

There’s a nice variety of books being given away this week, and there’s a nice handful of international contests, too. As always, the giveaways are grouped according to genre, with a catch-all category of “All Other Fiction”. If you like paranormal or fantasy, make sure to also check under the YA category.

And after you’re done checking out all these great giveaways, please hop on over here and let me know your favorite words!

FICTION

Mystery/Thriller/Suspense

The Fashion Hound Murders, by Elaine Viets, at The Lipstick Chronicles (ends Nov 3) *note: this contest requires a photo entry

Ravens (audiobook), by George Dawes Green, at J. Kaye’s Book Blog (ends Oct 30, US and Canada)

The Tenth Justice (audiobook), by Brad Meltzer, at J. Kaye’s Book Blog (ends Oct 30, US and Canada)

Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Paranormal/Horror

Would-Be Witch, by Kimberly Frost, at The Book Resort (ends Oct 31, international)

Kitty’s House of Horrors, by Carrie Vaughn, at Popin’s Lair (ends Oct 7, US and Canada)

The Shimmer, by David Morrell, at J. Kaye’s Book Blog (ends Oct 30, US and Canada)

Ruined, by Paula Morris, at Bermudaonion (ends Oct 7, US mailing address only)

Witch Way to Murder, by Shirley Damsgaard, at The Book Resort (ends Oct 24, international)

The Dark Divine, by Bree Despain, at Windowpane Memoirs (ends Oct 22, international)

Glass Houses, by Rachel Caine, at So Many Books, So Little Time (ends Oct 5, international)

The Eye of the World, by Robert Jordan, and Mistborn, by Brandon Sanderson, at Macmillan (ends Sept 30, US only)

Tall, Dark and Fangsome, by Michelle Rowen, at My Guilty Pleasures (ends Oct 1, US and Canada)

Chick Lit/Romance/Romantic Suspense

Prince of Montéz, Pregnant Mistress, by Sabrina Philips, at Sabrina Philips (ends Oct 24)

Show no Fear, by Marliss Melton, at Bookin’ with Bingo (ends Oct 10)

Meggie’s Remains, by Joanne Sundell, at You’ve Gotta Read This! (ends Oct 3)

The Popularity Rules, by Abby McDonald, at Melissa’s Bookshelf (ends Sept 30, international)

Historical/Historical Romance

The Killing Way, by Tony Hays, at Passages to the Past (ends Oct 13, international)

The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova, at the following blogs: Peeking Between the Pages (ends Oct 24, US and Canada); Debbie’s World of Books (ends Oct 9, US and Canada); Starting Fresh (Oct 31, US and Canada); The Tome Traveller (Oct 21, US and Canada)

Highland Rebel, by Judith James, at Peeking Between the Pages (ends Oct 17, US and Canada)

The Day the Falls Stood Still, by Cathy Marie Buchanan, at Booking Mama (ends Oct 6, US and Canada)

The Earl Claims His Wife, by Cathy Maxwell, at A Book Blogger’s Diary (ends Oct 26, US only)

A Highlander’s Temptation, by Sue-Ellen Welfonder, at Starting Fresh (ends Oct 31, US and Canada)

Christian Fiction

The Real Enemy and The Last Word, by Kathy Herman, at Thoughts of a Sojourner (ends Sept 29, US only)

An Eye For An Eye, by Irene Hannon, at Thoughts of a Sojourner (ends Oct 4, US only)

The Night Watchman, by Mark Mynheir, at J. Kaye’s Book Blog (ends Oct 30, US and Canada)

The Real Enemy, by Kathy Herman, at J. Kaye’s Book Blog (ends Oct 30, US and Canada)

YA Fiction

Hush Hush, by Becca Fitzpatrick, at the following blogs: The Book Resort (ends Oct 31, international); My Thoughts … Your Thoughts? (ends Oct 13, US only)

The Everafter, by Amy Huntley, at Pop Culture Junkie (ends Oct 6, US only)

Fire, by Kristin Cashore, at Presenting Lenore (ends Oct 3, US and Canada)

The Hollow, by Jessica Verday, at J. Kaye’s Book Blog (ends Oct 30, US and Canada)

Ballad, by Maggie Stiefvater, at Angieville (ends Oct 1, US and Canada)

Give up the Ghost, by Megan Crewe, at the following blogs: Sharon Loves Books and Cats (ends Sept 30, US and Canada); The Book Resort (ends Oct 31, international)

Magic Under Glass, by Jaclyn Dolamore, at Jaclyn Dolamore (ends Sept 27, international) *Note: there’s also a prize for most referrals, so if you do enter, please let Jaclyn know that Memory referred you, since I discovered this contest on Memory’s blog, and I’m not entering the contest, so mentioning me doesn’t do any good!

The Dust of 100 Dogs, by A.S. King, at Stella Matutina (ends Oct 5, US and Canada)

Once A Witch, by Carolyn MacCullough, at Lauren’s Crammed Bookshelf (ends Oct 5, international)

The Swan Kingdom and Daughter of the Flames, by Zoë Marriott, at The Shady Glade (ends Sept 30, international)

Dreaming Anastasia, by Joy Preble, at Shooting Stars Mag (ends Oct 1, US and Canada)

Fire, by Kristin Cashore, at Melissa’s Bookshelf (ends Oct 3, US only)

Picture Books

The Listeners, at 5 Minutes for Books (ends Sept 30, US and Canada)

All Other Fiction

A copy of Her Fearful Symmetry, by Audrey Niffenegger. Devourer of Books has posted the full details here.

Christian fiction, YA and chick lit book prize packages, at Books, Movies and Chinese Food (ends Oct 5; Christian package is US only, the other two are US and Canada)

Loving Frank, by Nancy Horan, at Reviews by Lola (ends Oct 5, US only)

The Opposite of Love, by Julie Buxbaum, at Popin’s Lair (ends Oct 7, Canada only)

Rooftops of Tehran, by Mahbod Seraji, at J. Kaye’s Book Blog (ends Oct 30, US and Canada)

Going Away Shoes and Ferris Beach, by Jill McCorkle, at Bookin’ with Bingo (ends Oct 11, US only)

The Last Song, by Nicholas Sparks, at Bookin’ With Bingo (ends Oct 17, US and Canada)

Supreme Courtship, by Christopher Buckley, at the following blogs: Books and Needlepoint (ends Oct 16, US and Canada); Pudgy Penguin Perusals (ends Oct 4, US and Canada); Reading at the Beach (Oct 12, US and Canada)

Goldengrove, by Francine Prose, at The Bluestocking Society (ends Sept 30, US only)

The Demo Tapes Year 2 (ebook), by Susan Helene Gottfried, at Savvy Verse and Wit (ends Oct 9)

A Disobedient Girl, by Ru Freeman, at Musings of a Bookish Kitty (ends Sept 29, international)

NONFICTION

Momofuku, by David Chang and Peter Meehan, at Saveur (ends Oct 12, US only)

US National Parks Photo Challenge (win one of listed Lonely Planet books), ends Sept 29

Lopsided, by Meredith Norton, at She is Too Fond of Books (ends Oct 3, US and Canada)

Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms, by Jane Dorion, at Chocolate and Croissants (ends Oct 2, international)

How to Rule the World From Your Couch, by Laura Day, at the following blogs: At Home with Books (ends Oct 5, international); A Sea of Books (ends Oct 3, US and Canada)

Permission Slips: Every Woman’s Guide to Giving Herself a Break, by Sherri Shepherd, at the following blogs: Books and Needlepoint (ends Oct 15, US and Canada); My Guilty Pleasures (ends Sept 30, US and Canada); Reading at the Beach (ends Oct 15, US and Canada)

Traveling With Pomegranates, by Sue Monk Kidd, at Bookgirl’s Nightstand (ends Oct 1)

Be Beautiful, by Alice Hart-Davis and Molly Hindhaugh, at Chicklish (ends Oct 12, UK only)

Up for Renewal, by Cathy Alter, at Janel’s Jumble (ends Oct 1, US and Canada)