New Giveaway: 5 copies of Drood by Dan Simmons up for grabs!

To help promote the paperback release of Dan Simmon's novel, Drood, on February 8th, Hachette Book Group have graciously offered up 5 copies to my lovely readers!  Thanks Valerie and Hachette!!

Giveaway is open to US and Canada entries ONLY and ends on February 15th.  Just leave a comment to enter!


SYNOPSIS:  On June 9, 1865, while traveling by train to London with his secret mistress, 53-year-old Charles Dickens--at the height of his powers and popularity, the most famous and successful novelist in the world and perhaps in the history of the world--hurtled into a disaster that changed his life forever.

Did Dickens begin living a dark double life after the accident? Were his nightly forays into the worst slums of London and his deepening obsession with corpses, crypts, murder, opium dens, the use of lime pits to dissolve bodies, and a hidden subterranean London mere research . . . or something more terrifying?

Just as he did in The Terror, Dan Simmons draws impeccably from history to create a gloriously engaging and terrifying narrative. Based on the historical details of Charles Dickens's life and narrated by Wilkie Collins (Dickens's friend, frequent collaborator, and Salieri-style secret rival), DROOD explores the still-unsolved mysteries of the famous author's last years and may provide the key to Dickens's final, unfinished work: The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Chilling, haunting, and utterly original, DROOD is Dan Simmons at his powerful best. 

GOOD LUCK!!


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72 comments:

  1. This sounds like a really interesting story.

    bc428 at juno dot com

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  2. Oh how wonderful. Please enter me :)

    muse_in_the_fog@hotmail.com

    Thanks!

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  3. This book looks so interesting! I'd love to enter the contest!!

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  4. I've been wanting to read this one. Thanks for the chance to win.
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  5. I have been really wanting to read this book - it sounds fantastic! Please sign me up!

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  6. Sounds fascinating. Please enter me
    thanks
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  7. sounds interesting!
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  8. Oooh, this sounds fascinating. I'd love to read it!
    Thanks for the chance. :)

    ~ Lori
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  9. I would love to win this. It has been on my wish list a long time!

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  10. This looks like a great read.Please enter me.

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  11. I haven't read a Dan Simmons book in a long time... this one sounds interesting. Please enter me.
    Thank you.

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  12. forgot to leave my email...

    momkelly2003(at)yahoo(dot)com

    thanks

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  13. Please count me in.

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  14. I'd love a chance to read this book. Thank you for entering me.

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  15. I've been following reviews of Drood for months. Thanks for the contest.

    obsessedwithbooks (at) shaw (dot) ca

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  16. Include my name in the drawing, too, please!

    reading_frenzy at yahoo dot com

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  17. This has been on my wishlist for a while - I'd love to win a copy. Thanks for the chance.

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  18. I'd love to be entered! Thanks!

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  19. Ooooh...enter me please. I really want to read this one.

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  20. I'd love to win!

    nomadreaderblog at gmail

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  21. This book sounds good. I finished " Girl in a Blue Dress" about Charles Dickens widow a few months ago and enjoyed learning about him.

    Thanks-
    heatherstubbs@mac.com

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  22. I would love to win "Drood." It seems fascinating!
    Milady1066@yahoo.com

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  23. Please enter me!

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  24. The cover is scary! The book sounds really interesting, it is not my usual genre but I can't spend my whole life reading sweeping romance novels and self help books can I? ;)

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  25. Sounds interesting.
    Please enter me to win.

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  26. Canadian entries -- finally!

    Please enter me for a chance at a copy.

    mia.mass@gmail.com

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  27. Sounds great, please enter me.

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  28. This is a wonderful offering. Thank you! Please enter me.

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  29. this sounds great....enter me jacksond@nhr3.net

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  30. really in the mood for something dark like this! sign me up please!

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  31. I love Simmons.

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  32. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Rachelhwallen@gmail.com

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  33. Drood sounds like a compelling read. Thank you for the chance.

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  34. I had not heard about the change in Dickens the later years of his life or his unfinished book. This should be a very interesting book. I am always recommending books by Dickens for the students who come into our library. I'll have to find out more about this unfinished book and Dickens himself.

    librarypat AT comcast DOT net

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  35. This book is definitely on my tbr list--I can't not read it since I'm engulfed in Gaskell, Eliot, Collins, et al. Looks like a great read.

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  36. Woo hoo! Please count me in, so I can get this one off my Wish List! Thank you!

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  37. ohh this sounds good

    thanks

    please enter me

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  38. I've had my eye on this book. Count me in!

    ~Misty
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  39. Oh, this book sounds great, my favorite a mystery :o)

    Kristen

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  40. This sounds like a great read for a cold winter evening.

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  41. I would love to be included.

    Thanks!!

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  42. Count me in the giveaway. juliecookies(at)gmail.com

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  43. This books has been on my to read list for a while now.

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  44. I love Dickens -- I'm so intrigued! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

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  45. Sounds like a great read. I would love to win.
    Thank you.

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  46. Sounds like a fascinating read.

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  47. This book sounds so great. Please count me in!

    martinack_75 AT hotmail DOT com

    Thanks!

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  48. please count me in...thanks

    karenk
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  49. Looks like an awesome book!

    Please include me - many thanks! :D

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  50. Sounds great! Thanks for the possibility!

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  51. Sure! Why not. Thanks sweetie.
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  52. I would love a copy! Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

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  53. I would love a copy! Please enter me!
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  54. Well this would be a first for me because I'm not usually a "mystery" reader and have not read "Dickens" since school but I'd give it a shot and hope I don't have "nightmares"...lol Thanks Amy for expanding my reading, fondly, Roberta
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  55. I would love a chance to win this.

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  56. I can't believe I still haven't read this book! I would love a chance to win!

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  57. Please enter me.
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  58. I have really been wanting to read this!

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  59. Please enter me, Amy. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  60. please enter me!

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  61. Sounds like a great mystery that will be a page turner.

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  62. this book sounds so good-please sign me up

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  63. This is now on my must read list
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  64. Sounds fascinating. I love Charles Dickens work, but I don't really know much about him. Please include me in the giveaway.

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  65. I would really like to read this. please include me in the giveaway

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  66. Yes I would like to win,,thx for contest..
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  67. I would love to enter this contest, if it's not too late.

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  68. I have to throw my name into this one because my boyfriend has been wanting to read this one.

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  69. Proud to be a historical fiction geek!

    Laura

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  70. I'd love a chance to win this book.

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