Friday, February 18, 2011

Giveaway: The False Princess

The False Princess
by Eilis O'Neal

Description from the amazon:
Princess and heir to the throne of Thorvaldor, Nalia's led a privileged life at court. But everything changes when it's revealed, just after her sixteenth birthday, that she is a false princess, a stand-in for the real Nalia, who has been hidden away for her protection. Cast out with little more than the clothes on her back, the girl now called Sinda must leave behind the city of Vivaskari, her best friend, Keirnan, and the only life she's ever known.

Sinda is sent to live with her only surviving relative, an aunt who is a dyer in a distant village. She is a cold, scornful woman with little patience for her newfound niece, and Sinda proves inept at even the simplest tasks. But when Sinda discovers that magic runs through her veins - long-suppressed, dangerous magic that she must learn to control - she realizes that she can never learn to be a simple village girl.

Returning to Vivaskari for answers, Sinda finds her purpose as a wizard scribe, rediscovers the boy who saw her all along, and uncovers a secret that could change the course of Thorvaldor's history, forever.

A dazzling first novel, The False Princess is an engrossing fantasy full of mystery, action, and romance.

--/=/=-- Book Giveaway --=\=\=--

Prize: my ARC copy

Open to all.

Offer ends: March 13, 2011


Visit Eilis' site and tell me something about her.

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


Contest has ended - winner is here


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  1. Not only is she a published author she is also the managing editor of the Nimrod International Journal.

  2. (incase you don't have it already) :)

  3. She's likes going to Renaissance Festivals and watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

  4. She used to photocopy her stories and present them as Christmas gifts to her family. :) How creative!


  5. She tried to write her first novel when she was twelve but she only wrote about 20 pages.

    yeah, I tried that too when I was about thirteen but I gave up completely :)

    judittten at gmail dot com

  6. Some of the things she enjoys are watching shows like Firefly, Veronica Mars, and Revolutionary Girl: Utena, hiking, working puzzles and playing boardgames, gardening, and generally being a geek.

  7. Whoops ... forgot my email.



  8. Her middle name is Arwen.

    Did you know Arwen was the half-elf daughter of Elrond who was also known as Arwen Undómiel or Arwen Evenstar in Middle-earth in the Lords of The Ring cycle.


    Carol T

    budytho {at} gmail DOT com

  9. She spent most of her childhood reading (like I did ;)

    Entering cos it sounds good, and I like the premise.

    blodeuedd1 at gmail dot com

  10. Her fist name is Gaelic and she has two very obnoxious dogs. ;)

    Awesome giveaway!!

  11. She attended the University of Tulsa and her dream came true when Egmont USA bought her first YA novel.


  12. She tried to write her first novel at the age of twelve.I do not think I can write something at this age.
    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  13. she worries about the day when she will have to decide which is more important—space for the dining room table or more bookshelves lol:)
    bookshelves are more important!

  14. I love that her father gave her her middle name, Arwen, Tolkien FTW! :)

  15. She attended The University of Tulsa and received a B.A. in English.
    bunnybx at gmail . com

  16. She started writing at the age of three and was born, raised in, and currently live in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

    sauvadeavelle at yahoo dot com

  17. she tried to write her first novel at 12! Thank you for the contest!

    inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

  18. Her first name Eilis,is Gaelic and is pronounced A-lish.

    dekad1 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  19. She likes going to renaissance festivals. She also likes Firefly and Veronica Mars!
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  20. She likes Firefly(which surprised me!) and she has two dogs, one named Nemo which is pretty awesome name! She also tried her first novel when she was 12.

  21. Her middle name is Arwen. So cool

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  22. She first attempted to write a novel at 13 years of age -- amazing!

    cc932005 at hotmail dot com

  23. Hello!

    Eilis got her B.A in English at the university of Tulsa!

    Cheers ^_^

  24. Her middle name is Arwen.

  25. She owns two very obnoxious dogs, Nemo and Zuul.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  26. She watches two shows I really like: Firefly and Veronica Mars


  27. Eilis wrote her first complete novel at age 15.

    Thanks so much!

  28. Although Ellis wanted to be a Marine Biologist in the 5th grade, she's always dreamed of being a writer :)

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  29. She starting writing at three and she has two obnoxious dogs named Nemo and Zuul.

    waverlyn @ hotmail .com

  30. She's working on her knitting projects rights now. She also has two doggies called Nemo and Zuul :)

  31. she first write at age 12.. i think i know i did copy my friend's essay that age ;p

    darlyn225 at gmail dot com

  32. She began to write, really write, at 13!

    agcestrela AT gmail DOT com

  33. She tried to write her first novel when she was twelve but she only wrote about 20 pages.

  34. Her middle name is Arwen.

  35. She worked at Nimrod International Journal. :O

    feeyonachan at gmail dot com

  36. She had the idea of being a marine biologist in 5th grade before she realized you had to do science. That is way too cute. :)

    dorcontest at gmail dot com


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