Wednesday, December 7, 2011

BIG FAT HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY!

Hello! I've been meaning to do this for ages, and here at last: a reader appreciation giveaway! Because I loOoOoOoOoOoOove people who read books, especially my books :-), and I want to give you stuff. Hurray! There are some things here that are a) hard to find, and b) truly rare and [potentially] collectible. There are two each of two sets of shwag. 

Ready?


1.) DREAMDARK BOOKS!
2 sets of ...



  • 1 signed (by author and illustrator) hardcover of Blackbringer
  • 1 signed (by author and illustrator) hardcover of Silksinger 
  • 1 Laini's Ladies Christmas ornament

Now, Silksinger, you may know, is hard to find. It's out of print and costs upwards of $70 on Amazon for a used copy. So this is a good way to get it -- two chances! 

As for the ornament, it reads "Merry Christmas nearly everyone!" and is one of my favorite LL holiday ornaments, though it never sold well because apparently people didn't "get" it ... Really? Is it really just me with this little mean place in my heart, or are there just not a few people you truly hope do not have a merry Christmas? Maybe it is just me ...




2.) Daughter of Smoke & Bone super shwag pack!
2 sets of ...




  • 1 signed hardcover copy Daughter of Smoke and Bone, UK edition
  • 1 complete audiobook on CD, US edition
  • 1 signed (by illustrator) extremely limited edition graphic sampler, produced & dist. in the UK
  • 1 very cool 4-chapter sampler/party invitation (party has already happened, sorry!)
  • 2 sets of hamsa temporary tattoos
  • 1 vivid blue feather carnival mask to match US cover

Here's some photos of some of the stuff.

The UK hardcover. So pretty:




The back is gorgeous too ...




The graphic sampler (l) and the party invitation (r):




The graphic sampler was a convention giveaway in the UK, and is eight pages of graphic artwork by my talented husband/collaborator, Jim Di Bartolo, depicting a small section of the book (from Karou and Zuzana at Poison to Karou going through the portal). Here's what it looks like:






Gorgeous! And this really isn't something you're going to find anywhere else. I don't think.

As for the sampler/party invitation, this was the ingenious package sent out in advance of the pre-launch party at ALA in New Orleans this summer. It's just such a cool thing, made to look like Karou's sketchbook, with this awesome sticker on the cover, which you might recall from the book:




Love the coffee ring :-)



SO, HOW DO YOU ENTER?

Alas, I was trying to find a free contest widget so I wouldn't have to enter every name in a hat later, but I couldn't find anything, so we'll do this the old-fashioned way! Leave a comment to this post. That is all. I will announce winners here, at which time I will ask that you email me your address -- but wait until you win :-)

Deadline to enter: midnight PST, Saturday, December 10. I will pick the four winning names on Sunday; which prizes go to who will just be by order of choosing, with Dreamdarks first and Daughters second.

Ok. That's all. Comment away! Tell your friends. Smooooooooooooch!





653 comments:

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Vee said...

I wish to win -vee ( mis_joo @ yahoo.com)

P. Sadow said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway! ^^ But I can't believe you have to enter ALL of these names into a hat!

KiaKat said...

Oooh!! Please enter my name into the contest!! [:

KayJae said...

Comment! Comment! Comment! I know Kiirsi! I didn't realize Silksinger was out of print either. I listened to Blackbringer and Silksinger from Audible and absolutely LOVED them even more than Daughter of Smoke and Bone. The audio versions of all are great for those who like to hear stories told old school.

Haley said...

Hope the contest is still open! I'd love to be entered!

Emma S. said...

OH MY GOODNESS.
I'm in love with Daughter of Smoke and Bone right now! I am DYING to read to sequel!!!

Ali Madden said...

I just ordered Daughter off amazon and am eagerly awaiting its arrival. :D

Katrina said...

oh my gosh that ornament is absolutely adorable! I love it! <3
These are such great prizes, thank you for being so generous! Hope your holidays are great! :)

N.L. Mars said...

Oh gosh, I hope I win the Dreamdark books. I've been dying to get my hands on them for ages.

Amanda Lee said...

Wow that graphic sampler looks beautiful! I would love to win one, but it looks like my chances are pretty slim!

Bonnie said...

I'd do anything to win that daughter of smoke&bone swag!!

Lauren Swaine said...

I love your blog! Your posts are always so interesting to read. I just read Daughter of Smoke and Bone and loved it so much I decided to look into your other books. I would love to win the Dreamdark prize!

shelia said...

this is the best giveaway ever! good luck to everyone! can't wait to see who the lucky winners are. ^^

Corby said...

i'm so excited for sunday! I don't think I'll win anything but its still fun to hope! thank u so much Laini!

Sydney B said...

Oh man, I would absolutely die if I won that Daughter swag! That graphic sampler is calling my name...

Becca said...

Thank you for the giveaway! :]

Anonymous said...

I am 11 years old and I LOOOve Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I am only on chapter 18. I beleive there are 40 chapters? Your book: ABSOLUTLY AMAZING!!!!! I hope a movie comes out. It would be awesome!!!

Allison N said...

You have an amazing talent for writing. I haven't read a book as good as Daughter of Smoke and Bone in a while! Its definitely one of my favorite books. [:

Skye said...

Whaaaat! How did I not hear about this sooner!? Hope I did not miss the dealine!

Evil Penguin said...

These are great prizes! :D

bailarena76 said...

Some people indulge in chocolate and sweet wine. When I started reading "Daughter of Smoke and Bone" it broke boundries of my imagination, making it my indulgence. There I was curled up like the little boy in the movie "Never Ending Story" devoured by your books world.I was already a fan of "DreamDark" and "Lips Touch.It is writters like you who are worth cold.You are truly blessed.As we Portuguese people say " tu escreves con muito vida' that means you write with lots of life.

Erianna H said...

Must. Obtain. A. Bruxis.

Hopefully that would be enough to wish myself some swag. (;

Elise Brodrique said...

The UK cover of DoS&B is absolutely gorgeous! I love the US edition but the feathers on the other cover are so beautiful!

J Porter said...

Wow, so glad I found this when I did! Fingers crossed.... Thanks for doing this, what fun!

Brianna Powell said...

Awesome! Daughter of Smoke and Bone was my absolute favorite book this year! (:

Evelynn said...

omg omg omg!
I want SO badly to win that swag!
It would be the greatest Chritmas present ever!

Rachel Lane said...

Thanks so much for offering up this great swag!

Crystal said...

I originally brought daughter of smoke and bone because of a publisher's promise to love this book or your money back. I wanted to see just how it merits this promise. I just finished the book today, and it was amazing, one of the best books I've ever read. Thanks so much.

Jen said...

thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

I really loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone and have been recommending it to people like crazy. Can't wait to read more!

Sammy said...

I thought the deadline already passed! Its 12am right now where I am, but then I realized it's only 11 where u are! Thank u for this awesome contest by the way.

Holly said...

I'm overwhelmed by the amazingness of your prizes. O__O I loved DoS&B, so I would love to win some of that swag! Hoping I'll be lucky enough!

monquee said...

What an awesome giveaway!

Lisa Marie said...

Just read Blakcbringer, but I didn't realize Silksinger was out of print. D:

Elizabeth S. said...

I love your books! I'm in the middle of Lips Touch right now and I really love the artwork!

Lisa said...

Awesome contest. I absolutely adored Daughter of Smoke and Bone!

Brooke said...

Sweet giveaway! Thanks so much! <3

Elena said...

Awesome giveaway!

Elena

Cathy Jo Nelson said...

Oh SWEEEEEETTTTT!! I stumbled upon this (and will now be an avid reader/subscriber!!) after hearing cassandra Clare talk about Daughter of Smoke and Bone yesterday!! I am so wanting to win this contest---thanks for sponsoring it! You have a new fan.

Cathy Jo Nelson
Teacher Librarian
Dorman High School
Roebuck, SC

cathyjonelson -at- gmail dot com

Teril said...

Wow that is amazing! I would love to be counted in. Thank you.

Kaya H said...

That is a freaking fantabulous giveaway. I thoroughly enjoyed Daughter of Smoke and Bone and this giveaway is at the top of the fan cake! I love it. Thank you, Happy Holidays.

Z. Taco said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :)

Kat C @ Books and Sensibility said...

What an amazing giveaway ! Thanks Laini !

booksandsensibility.blogspot.com

Jenn said...

AHHH! How'd I miss this. I don't check your blog for a few days and I miss this. Congrats to whomever the winners are. I am very very jealous, by the way. Happy Holidays!

Catherine Denton said...

Seriously?? YEEEESSSSSS! Put my name in!

Lesa said...

Those are amazing. Thank you for a fun give away. Fingers Crossed!

elliespen said...

Ooh! Pick me! Pick me!

Sarah Baumgartner said...

This is a rockin contest! I am almost finished with Daughter of Smoke and Bone now and it is A-MAZ-ING! Kiersten White recommended it, so I had faith it would be good, but it is great! I would love to win this pack. Thank you for the opportunity.

Shelver 506 said...

Woot!

Maggie said...

What a terrific contest. I loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone and am waiting for the sequel. I will definitely have to check out your other series!

Maegan Morin said...

WOW! What an amazing contest!! Thank you so much! I love your books!

megnate at telus dot net

Ari (Reading After Midnight) said...

I keep asking about the graphic sampler, but no one seems to have an answer... Will it ever become available for purchase?

You can't possibly imagine just how much I wish for a copy (and we both know what a rich imagination you have). *sigh*

Jim Di Bartolo said...

Hi Ari! Jim (Laini's hubby) here to answer you. Unfortunately, as far as we know, there are no plans to sell the graphic sampler. It was a total JOY to work on and I'd love to explore that world even more (!) in art, but I fear for now, you can only enjoy it on this blog post (and in my newly updated website www.jimdibartolo.com which has most of the pages displayed there in the "Books" section). Sorry! But thanks for your enthusiasm!

Deannerys said...

Hiiii Laini,,

I hope I'm not too late. I'm from Sri Lanka and I've read the Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy and absolutely loved it!!!
Thank you for this giveaway!!! Hope you have a blessed Christmas.
xx
Rochelle

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