Monday, January 14, 2013

The Reckoning by Alma Katsu is being released in paperback! Giveaway + Short interview

A couple of days ago I had the pleasure of reviewing The Taker by Alma Katsu (check my review HERE). The perfect book for a very promising dark series.

I already have The Reckoning, the second book, in my TBR pile but for those of you who prefer trade paperback copies -because let's be honest, they fit perfectly in our handbags- mark your calendar 01/22 -a couple of days away!- because it's coming out and it looks as amazing as the hardcover.



As a treat the author agreed not to only do a giveaway for us but also answer a couple of quick questions about 2012 and her live.

Quick Interview with Alma Katsu

*Best memory of 2012*
It would have to be going to Italy for the release of The Taker. For someone who always wanted to be a novelist, it was the kind of thing you dream about: three days of interviews with the press, having photographers come to take your picture, dinners with booksellers. My publisher, Longanesi, made sure everything was perfect. My husband came with me and we were there during Valentine’s Day, so the publisher sent us to dinner at a fabulous restaurant, just the two of us. Honestly, it couldn’t have been better.
(LibrarianMouse: Sounds like such an amazing memory. And Italy during Valentine's day is so romantic...).

*One thing you learned in 2012*
It’s going to be hard to narrow it down to just one thing because I learned a lot this past year. I returned to work fulltime after taking a year off to work on the books I had under contract. I’d left a 30-year career to do this, so re-entering the workforce was pretty daunting. Would anybody want to hire me? What if I couldn’t get a job in my chosen field, what would I do then? It was pretty nerve-wracking. But I learned that it would’ve been worse to run away from those fears than to face them. And I got a great job, and feel more confident than before, so it ended well.
(LibrarianMouse: It does sound like a difficult situation, I'm so glad everything turned out well).

*One of your goals for 2013*
To write FASTER. I have all these stories I want to write but less time than ever.
(LibrarianMouse: Yes, please! I would love to have more of your books!).

*Do you like cheese? If yes, any favorite kind or plate?*
I love cheese. Only one kind? Every year at Christmas I get some white Stilton with dried apricots in it. Yummy. In fact, I think I’ll have some right now.
(LibrarianMouse: Yeah, I think I'm going to need some of that too tonight...).

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The Giveaway

In case you wonder the novels don’t fall into any one genre but are a mix of fantasy, historical, paranormal and dark love story. They’re dark and sensual but also walk the edge between literary and commercial.

To help us celebrate with her Alma Katsu has generously offered to give ONE lucky winner a copy of both books. Yes, that's right, you can win The Taker and The Reckoning and add them to your paperback collection!
The giveaway is only for US and it will end 01/23.


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67 comments:

  1. Thanks for the interview and the giveaway!

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  2. Thanks for the giveaway, good luck everybody!

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  3. Thanks for the giveaway and for sharing the love :D

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  4. Awesome giveway and what a great interview!!

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  5. Lovely covers. I hope to win these. :)

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  6. Thanks for the chance to win =)

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway!! I have been wanting to read these books!!!

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  8. Just looked up The Taker on goodreads & it sounds amazing! I am definitely entering this giveaway =)

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  9. Both books look great. Thanks for the chance.

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  10. Great interview, both books are on my wishlist!
    Thanks for the chance :)
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  11. They sound sooo good! And the covers are amazing!
    Thanks for the chance to win :D

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  12. Thanks for the giveaway! These books sound great!

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  13. Sounds Amazing and the covers are beautiful~! I would love to read these two books~

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  14. Thanks for the giveaway! Time flies!

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  15. Great Giveaway ~Denise

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  16. This is the one I meant to comment on!!! Great giveaway. I'd love to win

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  17. These covers are SO gorgeous! I love these! I am crossing my fingers!

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  18. I am in love with these covers WOW

    josiehink122026(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. Thanks for the interview and the giveaway! The book covers are so beautiful! :D

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  20. Thanks for the great interview and giveaway!

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  21. Thank you so much for this treat of a giveaway. Would love to read these :)

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  22. Both these books look great! New adds to my TBR list. I can't believe I haven't heard of them before.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  23. Thanks for the giveaway! It sounds great!

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  24. Count me in! grammyd01 (at) comcast (dot) net

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  25. These sound lovely- thanks for the giveaway :)

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  26. I want to read these books!!! Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

    Laura Kay
    anovelreview(@)yahoo(.)com

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  27. I received The Taker for Christmas (woohoo for hubby lol) and DEVOURED it!! I am DYING waiting for The Reckoning!! I wont give any spoilers for those who haven't read The Taker, but WOW!! It's a FANTASTIC book!!

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  28. I can't wait to get home and start reading these books!

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  29. Thanks so much for this giveway... I've been dying to read these

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  30. I haven't read this series yet but this series sound AMAZING!

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  31. These look like great books! Thanks for the giveaway!
    smhparent at hotmail dot com

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  32. I have heard SUCH great things about these books! Thanks for the chance to win them!
    candc320@gmail.com

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  33. Thanks for great interview and giveaway

    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

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  34. Thank you so much, I've been wanting to read these!

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  35. Would love to read this.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  36. This is a captivating well written trilogy. I have books 1 & 2 in HC. I on pins and needles waiting for book 3, The Descent, coming out in May.

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  37. Living in NE OK, we get a few authors for book tours (Very Few). But you got to go to Italy!!! What, a world tour, European Tour, or just one country?? No matter where, that is really special. (Almost worth becoming an author just for that.)
    Good luck with Faster, esp while working!

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  38. I love those covers!
    teawench at gmail dot com

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  39. Stop by this giveaway after entering the No Strings Hop. Love your blog ~ new follower! :^) Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

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  40. Read great reviews for this series! Would love to win these!

    Thanks,
    Leanne

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  41. I really want to read these books! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  42. Thanks for the chance!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  43. Thanks for the giveaway! I've heard great things about the first book, and have been wanting to read it for a while.

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  44. Thanks for the giveaway! These sound great :D

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  45. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :)

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  46. these sound like wonderful books! thanks so much for the giveaway!
    puddle_oF_light at yahoo dot com

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  47. Thank You so much for this amazing giveaway!!!

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  48. added these books to my WishList!!
    thank you for the giveaway!!!

    cyn209 at juno dot com

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  49. i love the covers
    crescent.ivy@gmail.com

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  50. Looking forward to both of these. Thanks!

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  51. Thanks for the interview and the giveaway!

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  52. Thanks for the giveaway...these have been on my list for a while!!

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  53. I'll be adding this series to my wishlist. These books sound like a great read. Thanks for the chance!

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  54. I've never heard of this author until now. Thanks for the interview and all the info...after reading your post, I'm interested in reading these books...they sound good. Thanks. Dh_jax@yahoo.com

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  55. Thanks for the giveaway for the great sounding book.

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  56. I love the covers. They are beautiful. The story sounds great,too. Thanks for bringing this series to my attention.

    Beverly aka Booklady

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  57. I prefer paperbacks, even though hardcovers to look nicer displayed on my bookshelf. Thanks for the interview too.

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  58. Great giveaway!
    Kylee Beck

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  59. I have these on my wish list. The covers are so beautiful! Chheeeeeseeee? LOL

    Best wishes,
    Marlena
    charmedpoms(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  60. very cool indeed!
    mark
    bashashhazbaz(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  61. That trip to Italy sounds awesome! I just finished reading The Taker a little while back; Alma Katsu is a wicked good writer. Thank you for hosting this giveaway:)

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  62. These look great, thanks for the giveaway. :)

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