Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, totally worn out and screaming,
"WOO HOO, what a ride!"

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Contest: Graveminder by Melissa Marr

Three sips to mind the dead . . .


Rebekkah Barrow never forgot the attention her grandmother Maylene bestowed upon the dead of Claysville, the small town where Bek spent her adolescence. There wasn't a funeral that Maylene didn't attend, and at each one Rebekkah watched as Maylene performed the same unusual ritual: She took three sips from a silver flask and spoke the words "Sleep well, and stay where I put you."


Now Maylene is dead, and Bek must go back to the place she left a decade earlier. She soon discovers that Claysville is not just the sleepy town she remembers, and that Maylene had good reason for her odd traditions. It turns out that in Claysville the worlds of the living and the dead are dangerously connected; beneath the town lies a shadowy, lawless land ruled by the enigmatic Charles, aka Mr. D. If the dead are not properly cared for, they will come back to satiate themselves with food, drink, and stories from the land of the living. Only the Graveminder, by tradition a Barrow woman, and her Undertaker—in this case Byron Montgomery, with whom Bek shares a complicated past—can set things right once the dead begin to walk.


Although she is still grieving for Maylene, Rebekkah will soon find that she has more than a funeral to attend to in Claysville, and that what awaits her may be far worse: dark secrets, a centuries-old bargain, a romance that still haunts her, and a frightening new responsibility—to stop a monster and put the dead to rest where they belong.

Preview of Graveminder - Prologue
Author site

Thanks to Chelsey at HarperCollins I have 2 copies to give away!

Rules:

- Simply fill out the form below to enter.
- U.S. and Canada only (sorry!)
- Winners chosen by random.org
- Contest ends 6/5/11 at 11:59 p.m. EST

Extra entries:
+1 new follower
+2 old follower
+2 promote - leave link

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10 comments:

  1. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I'm so excited for this book :)

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  2. Thanks for the amazing giveaway - dying to read this book. Seems so haunting and horrifying! :D

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  3. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  4. I hadn't heard of this one before this morning when Caite at a lovely shore breeze reviewed it and made it sound like a must read.

    Thanks for hosting, Tootsie!

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  5. Debbie, thanks for hosting this contest. I was pleasantly surprised to see it was open Canadians. This has been on my wishlist since I first heard about it. It sounds really good.

    Have a great day.

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  6. This sounds awesome!
    Love the new blog look. Your font went perfectly with this book.

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  7. Looks great! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  8. The cover is so spooky! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. What a great giveaway! I've been wondering about this book.

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