Sunday, September 7, 2008

It's time to be Immortal.

I am proud to help host Joy Nash's 50 Books in 50 Days, Book Giveaway. Joy is giving away 50 autographed copies of her latest book Immortals: The Crossing at 50 different locations. I received an ARC copy of this book and enjoyed it. You can read my review below.




Manannan Mac Lir is the Prince of Annwyn as well as Guardian of Celtic Magical Creatures for the human world. It makes perfect sense to have a half sidhe be guardian. While Mac is visiting his friends Kalen and his wife Christine and their daughter Elspeth, he learns that someone is going around raiding faerie villages of their life essence. Mac goes to investigate who could be doing this. When he arrives at one of the villages he captures the person responsible. Her name is Artemis Black and she is a witch. Tomorrow is Samhain, the changing of the seasons and Artemis needs all the life essence she can get before Samhain takes place. Artemis is brought before Mac’s mother and the rest of the counsel and sentenced to exile. Mac knows he should be pleasure with the sentence Artemis received but instead he feels something for Artemis other then hatred. Mac will travel to heaven or hell to bring Artemis back where she belongs.





I devoured Immortal: The Crossing and enjoyed every morsel of it. It had just the right amount of everything. Though I have to admit that Immortal: The Crossing is the first book I have read in the Immortal series. Now after stating that fact, I am excited to say that I was very pleased with Immortal: The Crossing. Ms. Nash writing style made it so effortless to jump right into this book that I never felt like I was missing anything by not reading all of the other books in the series. Immortal: The Crossing can be read as a stand-alone book. Do be warned though that after reading this book you will find yourself like I did wanting to go back and read all of the other books in the Immortal series. I am proud to say I am now a big fan of Joy Nash.







To check out all of Joy Nash's books go to her website at http://www.joynash.com/

Or go to the Immortal website here http://www.immortals-series.com/index2.html








There are different ways to enter to win.



1. Blog about this contest and leave a link to where you posted it.



2. Leave a comment with your email address.



3. Tell me your favorite fantasy book, the author, your favorite character and why.





I will pick a winner September 20th. Good Luck

34 comments:

Rebekah E. said...

I can't wait to read this book. It sounds great.

gautami tripathy said...

My favourite fantasy book is Alce in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll and I like the mad hatter in it, the most!

Count me in!

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megalon22 said...

My favorite fantasy book is actually 3 books - The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkein. My favorite character is probably Strider. This quiet, unassuming man becomes the backbone in the adventure of the ring & in the end proves to be the good king, Aragorn.

Cheryl
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Blakey Girl said...

Love the books!!!

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J. Kaye Oldner said...

No need to enter me, but I will post about this on Monday to help spread the word for you.

So glad to be back!

Raonaid Luckwell said...

Is it considered bad when on your birthday you are too worried about following the blog contests to enter? Hoping that today I'll get lucky.. * crosses her fingers*

My favorite fantasy book? Wow, I would have to say the author was Mercedes Lackey, her Valdemar series. Favorite characters, well it's a tie between Vanyel, Tamra, and Firesong. Despite all that Vanyel went through he managed to continue on, helping people. Tamra, well she just was so cool. Firesong, the peacock always made me laugh. I loved being possessed by that series.

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Joy Nash said...

ooh, my favorite fantasy book... that's a tough one. There are so many. I grew up loving all fairy tales and mythology. Lord of the Rings, of course - I even took a "Philosophy and Fantasy" class in college where we read LOTR. Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley is also a big favorite.

In children's fantasy, I love James and the Giant Peach, and really anything by Raold Dahl, like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (aka Willie Wonka), and Matilda. All three of those were made into great movies.

And of course, Harry Potter. No question there. It's not often that I buy TWO copies of a book on its release day just so the five people in my family don't rip apart one book! (We still fought over the two we had!)

The Golden Compass trilogy was fascinating, with all the alternate versions of earth. The traditional fantasy good/evil struggle was very conflicted in those books -- every character had an agenda and the people who you thought were on the good side would then turn around and do bad things. Then the people you thought were bad would sometimes do things that were good. TGC was billed as a children's book and movie, but I think that was a big mistake. Even though the main character was a young girl, the book was definitely one of complex adult themes that could be very confusing to children.

And let's not forget Dante's Inferno, a dark medieval fantasy that was the source of much inspiration while I wrote Immortals: The Crossing!

This list only scratches the surface!!

Joy Nash

Cheryl said...

Good Morning All. Thnk you for entering this contest. I wish you all luck.

Thanks for stopping by Joy and sharing some of your favorite fantasy books

Beth Miller said...

I am looking forward to this book very much. Thank you for the informative review.
Queenbethanny@bak.rr.com

Melissa said...

This book sounds great!

Melissa

naida said...

sounds like a great book!
I'll blog about this contest too.
naidascrochet AT yahoo.com
http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

windycindy said...

"Watership Down" by Richard Adams. The way that developers are taking away the land from animals is a pet peeve of mine! This book about the rabbits losing their homes to developers interests me! Please enter me in your fantastic drawing. Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Cathy said...

I've actually read the previous books in this series, and they were all great reads.


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Linda Jacobs said...

Meant to tell you that I already voted for you! Good luck!

Janel said...

I'd love to win this. Count me in!

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avalonne83 said...

One of my favourite fantasy book is Stan Nicholls'a saga, "Orchs" and I like Stryke.

Throw my name in the hat, please! Thanks!

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tetewa said...

I'm so looking forward to this one! tWarner419@aol.com

samantha.1020 said...

I would like a chance to win. samantha.1020 AT yahoo DOT com

Jeanette J said...

I would like to be included in the draw please.

wisteria said...

My favorite fantasy book is The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame and all the characters are favorites.

Please enter me in the drawing, the book sounds awesome.

I will blog about your contest.

http://www.bookwormsdinner.blogspot.com

tekeygirl at gmail dot com

shoshana said...

Oh, sounds like a book I'd like to try. dgr8mom at gmail dot com.

I like Sherrilyn Kenyon's book and Jr Wards. Although I am not sure they're 'fantasy' but they're good.

Meljprincess said...

My favorite fantasy book is THE CATSWOLD PORTAL by Shirley Rousseau Murphy. My favorite character is the heroine. She's a calico cat named Melissa.

Mel K.
Meljprincess at aol dot com

LadyVampire2u said...

My favorite fantasy book has to be "Villians By Nessessity" By Eve Forward. I think because I wasn't aware until I read that book how balanced the world is by good and evil. And how too much of one or the other can be a bad thing.
My favorite fantasy character!?? How can you pick one out of so many great ones? There's Tegan from Lara Adrian's series. Rachel Morgan of Kim Harrison's series. Kitella of Marjorie M Liu's series. Etc. I'd sooner pick a star from the heavens then actually pick a favorite character out of so many hundreds of favorites.

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hermeslyre said...

I can't pick a favorite fantasy book. I can pick a great one though, it's actually a series though you can get it all in one volume these days. Roger Zelazny's Chronicles of Amber. Favorite character in this novel, Corwin of course. It's written in the first person, of which I haven't read a ton of, but easily the best of those I've have read. The characters are fantastic, all of Corwin's brothers and sisters, trying to cheat or kill him nothwithstanding, I love. i may be biased because it's one of the first real fantasy books I've read, but I can easily call it my favorite.

hermeslyre said...

One of my favorites, I meant. :o Maybe it IS my favorite, as I've unconsciously called it so, trying to remain neutral.

Cherie J said...

I can't wait to read this book. My favorite fantasy series is the Fading Land series by CL Wilson. She does some awesome world building and her characters are so well developed that they feel like friends.

Cherie J said...

Oops! Forgot to leave my email address. Sorry about that. It is:

cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

ChristyJan said...

This sounds like such a great book!

hawkes@citlink.net

Anita Yancey said...

Would enjoy reading this book. Please enter me.
ayancey@dishmail.net

lrwirum said...

this is such a great series and a really fun giveway. :-)



Larena

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karen said...

love the Immortals !!!!!! can't wait for next book

runt45@charter.net

Tameka said...

I want this book so bad. Lol I just love this series

Daewalker said...

Favorite, that is a toughie... Recent Reads...C.L. Wilson - Taren Soul - Lady of Light and Shadows, Favorite Character- Rain,I think it would be awesome to transform into a winged creature and take to the sky. Alyssa Day - Atlantis Warriors Series - They Sound Yummy!
Anya Bast, Robin T. Popp, Kim Harrison, Jeanine Frost, Jocelyn Drake, Jennifer Ashley, Christine Warren - too many to do them all justice.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, don't believe I missed this blog...oh my!!!

Well, good luck everyone, I'm still trying to win this too...hehe!!!

But if I don't, I will certainly buy it.

My fav fantasy book is Lord of the Rings, but I'm a big fantasy reader and my fav author is Terry Prachett!!!

Valerie
valb0302@yahoo.com