Friday, July 22, 2011

Darker Still: A Novel of Magic Most Foul ARC Giveaway!

Hello friends!

Leanna Renee Hieber here, author of the Strangely Beautiful series and the forthcoming Magic Most Foul series from Sourcebooks Fire, beginning with DARKER STILL: A Novel of Magic Most Foul






















I write Gothic novels. That means books containing high drama, major spook-factor, passion, danger- and in my Gothic novels it means ghostly, magical goings-on starring ladies in pretty dresses surrounded by dashing gentlemen, all of them dealing with some sort of paranormal emergency threatening their lives and the city they love. My books are all set somewhere in the 1880s because that's the decade I've been obsessed with since I was a teenager. My debut novel, The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker (basically Victorian Ghostbusters blended with some Greek Mythology) won some awards last year and is currently being adapted into a musical theatre production with a Broadway-based team here in New York (which is the most delightful and unexpected thing to have ever happened to me as an author, and it's thrilling to see how the show is unfolding in its early stages of development).

I am really excited now to debut in YA fiction with my same spooky, Victorian flair. I have always wanted to write a haunted painting tale in honour of one of my favourite novels; The Picture of Dorian Gray. I've also always wanted to write an epistolary novel (a novel written in letters, and/or diary entries, newspaper articles, etc) and so DARKER STILL and the Magic Most Foul series is a dream come true for me to write.

As a member of the Apocalypsies debut YA team, I'm one of the first in the group to go up for publication, with DARKER STILL releasing in November of this year. I'm very flattered that the Advanced Reader Copies have been in high demand, though it hasn't left me many to raffle off. However, I managed to squirrel one away for one of you, dear readers, so we're holding a contest here at The Nightstand where I am thrilled to hold court with my talented fellow authors in this genre!

More about DARKER STILL: A Novel of Magic Most Foul

From the back cover:

The year is 1880, New York City...

“I was obsessed. It was as if he called to me, demanding I reach out and touch the brushstrokes of color swirled onto the canvas. It was the most exquisite portrait I’d ever seen. Everything about Lord Denbury was unbelievable utterly breathtaking and eerily lifelike. There was a reason for that. Because despite what everyone said, Denbury never had committed suicide.

He was alive. Trapped within his golden frame.

I’ve crossed over into his world within the painting and I’ve seen what dreams haunt him. They haunt me too. He and I are inextricably linked- bound together to watch the darkness seeping through the gas-lit cobblestone streets of Manhattan. And unless I can free him soon, things will only get darker still..."


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If you'd like to read more, The first 30 pages of DARKER STILL are available on my website...

I'll also soon be introducing you to my companion on my book tour, "Lil' Wilde" who may appear to be a mere finger puppet version of Oscar Wilde but to me he's so much more...

Now! Contest time!

Rules:
Leave a comment to enter and please state any +1 entries in your comment:

You get +1 entry for the following:
+1 if you follow Leanna on Twitter @LeannaRenee
+1 if you join Leanna's FB page
+1 if you follow The Apocalypsies on Twitter @Apocalypsies
+1 if you join The Apocalypsies on FB

Entries will be compiled and winner will be drawn via Random.org on Wednesday, July 27th.

Cheers, best wishes and happy haunting!

34 comments:

  1. I can't wait to read this when it comes out!

    +1 if you follow Leanna on Twitter @LeannaRenee
    +1 if you join Leanna's FB page
    +1 if you follow The Apocalypsies on Twitter @Apocalypsies
    +1 if you join The Apocalypsies on FB

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  2. Oh yes, please, put me in the draw. I have all the +1's so that makes me 5 entries. I'm a great fan of Leanna's

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  3. My email address is tahlia.newland at yahoo dot com

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  4. I love Leanna's books! I am so looking forward to this one.

    +1 I follow Leanna on Twitter
    +1 I follow The Apocalypsies on Twitter
    @EVA_n_essence

    eva.s.black[@]gmail[.]com

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  5. Thank you for the chance :-)

    +1 Leanna on Twitter @safaripoet
    +1 Leanna's FB page (Petra Poet)
    +1 The Apocalypsies on Twitter @safaripoet
    +1 The Apocalypsies on FB (Petra Poet)

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  6. Hi Leanna,

    I can't wait for Most Foul! I'm at +2 as I twitter is currently beyond me:)

    Yours in PPFF (Persy Parker Fan Forever)

    Jen

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  7. I've got all five entries!
    +1 if you follow Leanna on Twitter @LeannaRenee
    +1 if you join Leanna's FB page
    +1 if you follow The Apocalypsies on Twitter @Apocalypsies
    +1 if you join The Apocalypsies on FB

    Thanks for the giveaway. :)

    Angel
    angelidgcruz@gmail.com

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  8. Well, we follow Leanna on Twitter and Facebook! After reading the preview of the book, I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on the whole story!

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  9. I follow @LeannaRenee

    I want!!

    Krazzyme
    youngreadersathomeATgmailDOTcom

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  10. I'd really like to win this, but I have a question: is it international? :)

    Frederikke
    frederikker.jb@gmail.com

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  11. Oooh can't wait to read this. Thanks for the giveaway!

    +1 if you follow The Apocalypsies on Twitter @Apocalypsies
    +1 if you join The Apocalypsies on FB

    daniellesaunders1984(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. Gave you some Apocalypsie love on FB and Twitter. Also +2 for following on Twitter & Liking on FB! Was surprised to find that I wasn't already following & liking...clearly, I'm behind on my social media.

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  13. Hooray for this giveaway. I get all +'s & I'm crossing my fingers.

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  14. Ooh, this one looks really good!

    +1 for following Leanna on Twitter (@Lauren817)
    +1 for following The Apocalypsies on Twitter

    laurenscrammedbookshelf@gmail.com

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  15. I'm DYING for this book! I love historical fantasy. :)

    +1 following Leanna on Twitter (@365DaysReading)
    +1 following Apocalypsies on Twitter

    365DaysReading(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. If it's open to Canada, I'd love to be entered!

    +1 follow Leanna on Twitter (I'm @Word_Tapestry)
    +1 follow The Apocalypsies on Twitter

    Thanks!

    tapestrybookblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :)

    +1 Following Leanna on Twitter (@ShiningStar786)
    +1 Joining Leanna's FB page (Zareen Thakor)
    +1 Following The Apocalypsies on Twitter
    +1 Joining The Apocalypsies FB page

    mizzbookworm@gmail.com

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  18. I love the Gothic theme and would love to win a copy of the book.


    +1 follow Leanna on Twitter @LeannaRenee
    +1 joined Leanna's FB page
    +1 follow The Apocalypsies on Twitter @Apocalypsies
    +1 joined The Apocalypsies on FB

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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  19. Love gothic novels and the Victorians! This sounds great :)

    +1 follow Leanna on Twitter (I'm @Butterfly_Ghost)
    +1 follow the Apocalypsies on Twitter

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    carmen_brack(at)bluewin(dot)ch

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  20. Awesome giveaway!

    +1 if you follow Leanna on Twitter @LeannaRenee
    +1 if you join Leanna's FB page
    +1 if you follow The Apocalypsies on Twitter @Apocalypsies
    +1 if you join The Apocalypsies on FB

    colormeferret@yahoo.com

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  21. Dear Leanna, I don't know if you're making this giveaway international but I would love to win a copy of Darker Still.

    Comment - 1
    Followed you on Twitter - 1
    Liked your FB page - 1
    Followed The Apocalypsies on Twitter - 1
    Liked The Apocalypsies FB page - 1

    Twitter: ZoeRainDasher
    http://twitter.com/#!/ZoeRainDasher
    Facebook: Zoe Rain Dasher Benji
    http://www.facebook.com/ZoeRainDasherBenji

    Zoe

    therainhouse17@gmail.com

    Thanks...

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  22. This sounds like a very fun read.

    I've been following Leanna on Twitter for a while (@steampunkcom), so I guess I get 2 entries.

    Thanks!

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  23. Darker Still sounds really intriguing!

    +1 following Apocalypsies (@snifflykitty0)

    snifflykitty@gmail.com

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  24. Thank you for the lovely giveaway opportunity, this book sounds dandy!
    +1 GFC Denise Zaky
    +1 Leanna's FB page
    +1 joined The Apocalypsies on FB

    dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

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  25. I would love to win an ARC.

    +1 I follow LRH on Twitter (@fangswandsfairy).

    Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
    email: steph@fangswandsandfairydust.com
    Twitter: @fangswandsfairy

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  26. This novel sounds amazing! Thanks for the giveaway!

    +1 follow LRH on twitter (@sara_UFblog)

    Sara M
    sara_UFblog [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  27. Hi Leanna! It was so great to meet you in NYC!


    +1 if you follow Leanna on Twitter @LeannaRenee @denisealicea/thepenmuse
    +1 if you join Leanna's FB page /denissealicea
    +1 if you follow The Apocalypsies on Twitter @Apocalypsies / @denisealicea/thepenmuse
    +1 if you join The Apocalypsies on FB

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  28. Good Luck everyone! *hoping I am the winner, though!* hehe!!

    +1 I follow Leanna
    +1 I follow The Apocalypsies

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. So exciting! I'd love to get a copy of this :)

    +1 if you follow Leanna on Twitter @LeannaRenee
    +1 if you join Leanna's FB page
    +1 if you follow The Apocalypsies on Twitter @Apocalypsies
    +1 if you join The Apocalypsies on FB

    (Twitter: @EverAfterEsther
    Facebook: Brenna S)

    brennablu(AT)gmail(DOT)com
    total = 5

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  30. Sorry I'm late to the party! This book sounds fantastic...

    +1 for me for following Leanna on Twitter (@catherinekeaton).

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  31. This book sounds amazing, I can't wait to read it:)

    +1 if you follow Leanna on Twitter @LeannaRenee
    +1 if you join Leanna's FB page
    +1 if you follow The Apocalypsies on Twitter @Apocalypsies
    +1 if you join The Apocalypsies on FB

    Twitter: samcarter1022
    Facebook: Kerry Vaughan

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  32. I've been waiting for this ever since I heard Leanna talk about it :-D And the cover is gorgeous, so mesmerizing! Thank you for the great giveaway,

    +1 entries for commenting
    +1 I follow Leanna on Twitter @Stella_ExLibris
    +1 I join Leanna's FB page as Stella Ex Libris
    +1 I follow The Apocalypsies on Twitter @Stella_ExLibris
    +1 if you join The Apocalypsies on FB Stella Ex Libris

    Thank you! :-)

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

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  33. Ooh, I'd love to win this book.

    +1 if you follow Leanna on Twitter @LeannaRenee
    +1 if you follow The Apocalypsies on Twitter @Apocalypsies


    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Simcha
    fortytwoscifi-fantasy@hotmail.com

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  34. Hello everyone! Thank you all for your kind words and your enthusiasm! You're so wonderful!! Random.org picked Lauren M. as the winner, I'll be in touch. Thanks again everyone, be sure to follow @SourcebooksFire on Twitter and check in with me if you've any questions about the release, cheers and blessings!

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