Contest: Doubleblind by Ann Aguirre (Jax Series #3)
I had a plan for this week, but if you read this blog at all you are probably thinking to yourself Heather, really why do you bother with all that planning? All I can say is, I have no idea! I make these plans and have these ideas and then…well it never quite works out. What did I have planned for this week? Glad you asked! I was going to complete 7 reviews, do a post daily about books I am excited about and (this is where things went a rye) I planned to customize and me-a-fy my blog. I thought how hard can it be to make this blog a more comfortable place for me to hang out and to make it more representative of me. How hard indeed! This contest was supposed to go up two days ago, along with my reviews of Grimspace and Wanderlust (Books #1 & 2 of Ann Aguirre’s Jax Series). Customizing the blog has totally eaten up my days and a couple of nights. I didn’t want to post anything exciting until I was done with all my customizing. However, I have reluctantly accepted that this may take awhile so why should you guys have to wait on me?
All of that said, it has been a pretty good week. So instead of making this contest a part of my reviews I have decided to celebrate the good things that have come of this week! What am I celebrating? On Wednesday, I hit exactly 10,000 Tweets on Twitter! On Thursday, I won two book! (Sunshine by Robin McKinley from Book Reader Times and Demon Inside by Stacia Kane from Fantasy Literature…Frankly) They are small things but I truly believed that it is the small things we should be celebrating. Thanks to Mandi for noticing I’d hit exactly 10,000 tweets, thanks to Ivy and SB Frank for adding to my TBR pile, while at the same time saving me money (except that now I have to go by Personal Demons because Demon Inside is book #2 – but I don’t get picky about free books!)
On that note (that being free books) lets get this going with a free book for someone else!
Sirantha Jax isn’t known for diplomatic finesse. As a “Jumper” who navigates ships through grimspace, she’s used to kicking ass first and taking names later—much later. Not exactly the obvious choice to sell the Conglomerate to the Ithtorians, a people whose opinions of humans are as hard as their exoskeletons.
And Ithiss-Tor council meetings aren’t the only place where Ambassador Jax needs to maneuver carefully. Her lover, March, is frozen in permanent “kill” mode, and his hair-trigger threatens to sabotage the talks—not to mention their relationship.
But Jax won’t give up on the man or the mission. With the Outskirts beleaguered by raiders, pirates, and the flesh-eating Morgut, an alliance with Ithiss-Tor may be humanity’s only hope. Which has Jax wondering why a notorious troublemaker like her was given the job…
As I mentioned at the end of the post about Skin Game by Ava Gray a.k.a. Ann Aguirre this contest has been made possible through the kindness of Mandi at Smexy Books and SB Frank at Fantasy Literature…Frankly. How this came about was that I did my very first guest post called “On Becoming a Fangirl” on Fanlit…Frankly awhile back and they offered a copy of Doubleblind for one lucky commenter. We got tons on comments on that post and it was a great day all around. Mandi was randomly chosen as the winner, but she had already read the book and done her own review. So Mandi and SB Frank generously offered to give me the book for a contest here on Book Obsessed. As a thank you to them you all need to go over to their blogs, look around and comment on one of their posts!
I haven’t yet read Doubleblind myself, but only because of the postal strike in the U.K. that was going on when I ordered and I knew nothing about. My copy of Doubleblind mysteriously disappeared somewhere on the other side of the pond. (I’m in the U.S., but often order from the Book Depository in the U.K. – I highly recommend them as a place to get books!) My copy is on its way here (again) and I should be reading it soon!
I am very excited to read Doubleblind because I LOVE THIS SERIES!!! My reviews are not complete for Grimspace or Wanderlust but I highly recommend them both. I read each of them in less than a day and a half because I just couldn’t put them down! They are that good! Full reviews are still coming your way soon…soon as I get this place looking nice – what a mess!
I know, I know…get on with it…I hear ya!
Here’s how you enter:
Answer this Question – Do you prefer to read a series or do you like stand-alone books better and why do you feel that way? I am a series addict, because I fall in love with not only the stories but the characters also. Now I what to hear from you!
Include your email address or twitter ID with your response so that I can contact the winner.
Contest ends Tuesday, November 24, 2009 and winner will be posted shortly thereafter.
***This is a short contest so – comment now before you forget and someone else wins the book you want. If you already have Doubleblind, please comment also, just add a note at the end of your comment letting me know you already have a copy.