Thursday, March 17, 2011

Giveaway: Camille by Tess Oliver

Camille
by Tess Oliver


Behold: behind the keyhole...

Excerpt:
The shadows of the grave markers stretched thin across the mossy ground. I scooted nearer to Dr. Bennett. A layer of death rested eternally beneath me, yet the white heat of the moon infused the night air with energy.

“Another graveyard,” I said, “why always a cemetery?”


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--~ Book Giveaway courtesy of author ~--

Open to all.

Offer ends: April 3 -->extended to May 1, 2011

TO DO:
Read the rest of the excerpt for Camille and tell me a sentence that stands out for you.

AND, leave your email (if I don't already have it)

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39 comments:

  1. "A layer of death rested eternally beneath me, yet the white heat of the moon infused the night air with energy." -- Even though the setting is a graveyard, this sentence creates such a beautiful scene. I'm really intrigued by the first chapter.

    ~ Tobe (namomma@hotmail.com)

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  2. "My toes tingled with numbness as I rolled forward onto them and wrapped my gloved fingers around the black iron bars, the only barrier between me and the hallowed home of the dead."

    I'm with Tobe, wow, the first chapter pulled me right in. So odd and dark, I loved it!

    Mad Scientist
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  3. Okay...wow! This book sounds so awesome. That excerpt really had my heart pounding!

    “I hardly think the corpse is experiencing any discomfort from the cold.”

    Hee Hee!

    Thanks!
    truebookaddictATgmailDOTcom

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  4. "My toes tingled with numbness as I rolled forward onto them and wrapped my gloved fingers around the black iron bars, the only barrier between me and the hallowed home of the dead."

    okay WOW. i want this book!!!
    americangirlie1991 AT yahoo DOT com

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  5. "A layer of death rested eternally beneath me, yet the white heat of the moon infused the night air with energy."

    Vivien
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  6. “You did remember the bullets this time,” i was torn between this one and the one about giving her the finger. It looks very entertaining.


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  7. "Like the dense orange center of a flame, its eyes flickered in the blackness."
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  8. “I believe we’ve found tonight’s dinner special, fresh gravedigger with a side of caretaker.”

    Love it! :O)
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  9. "Her only true friend."
    That definitely jumped out :)
    Please count me in :)
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  10. “I believe we’ve found tonight’s dinner special, fresh gravedigger with a side of caretaker.”

    So good. ;) Nina

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  11. If I heard this coming through the night air at me I would freak out!

    "“Give me my bloody finger!” I yelled into the night air."

    Too cool. This is blood-tingling good stuff!

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  12. Leave the bloody ring.

    CREEPY! No need to enter me in the giveaway as I'm seriously drowning in books, but had to read more as this excerpt hooked me.

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  13. "Sometimes I wondered what it would be like if my life had not taken such a fierce turn."

    swaggirl01 at gmail dot com

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  14. “I believe we’ve found tonight’s dinner special, fresh gravedigger with a side of caretaker.”
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. "Like the dense orange center of a flame, its eyes flickered in the blackness."
    Chilling...

    Thanks!

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  16. The two men laughed again not realizing that the next grave may very well be their own. “It’d serve them right, lazy louts. Spending the evening celebrating, while she sits out in the cold, waiting for eternal peace.”

    “I hardly think the corpse is experiencing any discomfort from the cold.”

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  17. He was a distinguished member of several of the Scientific Societies, all with names too long to remember. But I had to remind him to do simple things like stir honey into his tea, put on shoes, and bring his silver bullets.

    k_anon[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk

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  18. “I hardly think the corpse is experiencing any discomfort from the cold.”

    sounds scary

    vampireprincess2468@yahoo.com

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  19. As he stooped to retrieve the gold circle, a ripple started in the boxwood lining the back fence of the cemetery.

    totally awesome!

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  20. "It’d serve them right, lazy louts. Spending the evening celebrating, while she sits out in the cold, waiting for eternal peace."

    Morganlafey86@aol.com

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  21. *I hardly think the corpse is experiencing any discomfort from the cold.*

    XD

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  22. A breath caught in my dry throat. Panic pushed me to my feet. I was in no mood to witness the murder of three pickpockets. “Give me my bloody finger!” I yelled into the night air.

    Sounds like a great book!! I can't wait to find out what happens next! Thanks for the giveaway. chickenherder@hotmail.com

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  23. "Other girls my age were floating across polished dance floors, and I was standing in the cold assessing the size of a coffin." A fantastic first chapter really draws you and leaves you salivating for more.

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  24. "It started as a guttural snarl and quickly exploded into a squall loud enough to shatter the stone angels that stood watch over the yard."

    mearnold115@yahoo.com

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  25. “I hardly think the corpse is experiencing any discomfort from the cold.”

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  26. "We’d saved the animal from two boys who’d been torturing it with a lit candle, hence the hairless tail. "
    It just makes me so mad to even read about animal abuse... good thing they saved the cat! :)

    cris_mv@hotmail.com

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  27. “I don’t see how stolen jewelry will help them if the flesh has been shredded from their bones,” I whispered loudly.

    LMAO!!! She has a point! :D
    Oh, this morbid humor is 'killing' me! :P

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  28. " A layer of death rested eternally beneath me, yet the white heat of the moon infused the night air with energy." I love the part about the moon :)

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  29. “Perhaps, for the next hunt, we should send a short missive suggesting our prey show up in a more preferable location such as Hyde Park or the Adelphi.”

    So it's at the beginning of the excerpt, but it totally made me grin... even though they're in a cemetary. Yay! : )
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  30. "I wrapped my arms around my knees and pulled them against my chest both for warmth and to keep my heart from slamming against my ribs. For an instant, my gaze floated up to the night sky. It looked as if someone had cut a perfect circle out of black broadcloth and patched it with a gold sovereign."

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  31. “If I find that I could have been at home, tucked on the settee with hot tea and a book instead of…”
    Because that's pretty much exactly what I would be thinking. Plus sitting reading a good book is heaps fun.

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  32. “I hardly think the corpse is experiencing any discomfort from the cold.”

    I hugged myself. “She may not be, but I’m frozen down to my drawers.”

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

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  33. "Other girls my age were floating across polished dance floors, and I was standing in the cold assessing the size of a coffin."

    I can feel for her, being on the outside, and the juxtaposition? of life and death, I really liked that.

    email is lpcoolgirl@xplornet.com

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  34. “Splendid.” I leaned forward. “Who would have thought a cemetery could draw such a crowd.”

    I like the first chapter, sounds like great story.

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  35. "Like the dense orange center of a flame, its eyes flickered in the blackness."

    Whoa. That's all I can say :)

    wildpeetree7@hotmail.com

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  36. “I believe we’ve found tonight’s dinner special, fresh gravedigger with a side of caretaker.”
    Need I explain! :D

    myworldofbooks18 at hotmail dot com

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  37. Oooh, great excerpt. I only have one issue with it---IT FINISHED!!!

    I love this sentence, "Transfixed, I hoped to catch a glimpse of something, a glimpse of the human soul still within."

    It's so simply and get it holds so much power.

    rachybee101@live.com.au

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  38. I'm very intrigued after reading that excerpt!

    I liked this sentence: "Other girls my age were floating across polished dance floors, and I was standing in the cold assessing the size of a coffin."

    entrelibros_blog at hotmail dot com

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  39. I like humour in my books so this sentence anused me. The typical absent minded professor thing.

    "But I had to remind him to do simple things like stir honey into his tea, put on shoes, and bring his silver bullets."

    Thanks.

    Carol T

    buddytho{at} gmail DOT com

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