Monday, January 9, 2012

Greetings from others

In Greek mythology, a centaur (from Ancient Greek: Κένταυροι – Kéntauroi) or hippocentaur is a member of a composite race of creatures, part human and part horse. In early Attic and Boeotian vase-paintings, they are depicted with the hindquarters of a horse attached to them; in later renderings centaurs are given the torso of a human joined at the waist to the horse's withers, where the horse's neck would be. -per wikipedia


A dragon is a legendary creature, typically with serpentine or reptilian traits, that feature in the myths of many cultures. There are two distinct cultural traditions of dragons: the European dragon, derived from European folk traditions and ultimately related to Greek and Middle Eastern mythologies, and the Chinese dragon, with counterparts in Japan, Korea and other East Asian countries. -per wikipedia


Pegasus (Greek Πήγασος/Pegasos, Latin Pegasus) is one of the best known fantastical as well as mythological creatures in Greek mythology. He is a winged divine horse, usually white in color. He was sired by Poseidon, in his role as horse-god, and foaled by the Gorgon Medusa. He was the brother of Chrysaor, born at a single birthing when his mother was decapitated by Perseus. -per wikipedia


--~ Book Giveaway ~--

with centaurs: Centauriad #1: Daughter of the Centaurs by Kate Klimo
Malora knows what she was born to be: a horse wrangler and a hunter, just like her father. But when her people are massacred by batlike monsters called Leatherwings, Malora will need her horse skills just to survive. The last living human, Malora roams the wilderness at the head of a band of magnificent horses, relying only on her own wits, strength, and courage. When she is captured by a group of centaurs and taken to their city, Malora must decide whether the comforts of her new home and family are worth the parts of herself she must sacrifice to keep them.

Kate Klimo has masterfully created a new world, which at first seems to be an ancient one or perhaps another world altogether, but is in fact set on earth sometime far in the future.

with dragons: Dragonswood by Janet Lee Carey
Wilde Island is not at peace. The kingdom mourns the dead Pendragon king and awaits the return of his heir; the uneasy pact between dragons, fairies, and humans is strained; and the regent is funding a bloodthirsty witch hunt, hoping to rid the island of half-fey maidens.

Tess, daughter of a blacksmith, has visions of the future, but she still doesn't expect to be accused of witchcraft, forced to flee with her two best friends, or offered shelter by the handsome and enigmatic Garth Huntsman, a warden for Dragonswood. But Garth is the younger prince in disguise and Tess soon learns that her true father was fey, making them the center of an exciting, romantic adventure, and an ancient prophecy that will bring about peace between all three races - dragon, human, and fairy

with pegasus: Pegasus by Robin McKinley
Because of a thousand-year-old alliance between humans and pagasi, Princess Sylviianel is ceremonially bound to Ebon, her own Pegasus, on her twelfth birthday. The two species coexist peacefully, despite the language barriers separating them. Humans and pegasi both rely on specially-trained Speaker magicians as the only means of real communication.

But its different for Sylvi and Ebon. They can understand each other. They quickly grow close-so close that their bond becomes a threat to the status quo-and possibly to the future safety of their two nations.

New York Times bestselling Robin McKinley weaves an unforgettable tale of unbreakable friendship, mythical creatures and courtly drama destined to become a classic.

WIN a copy of one of these books!

Winner gets to pick!

Open to all.

Offer ends: January 29, 2012--> extended to Jan 31

TO DO: (2 parts)

1. IF you could travel with one of these creatures (centaur, dragon or pegasus) who would you pick and where would you go?

2. Tell me which book you want - must pick ONE.

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


Contest has ended - winner is here



* image source centaurs, dragon, pegasus

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  1. I think I would travel with a Pegasus or a Dragon. I would explore the world and hunt for treasure.

    Book- Pegasus

  2. I would take the centaur and go exploring in Europe.
    I would like the book daughter of the centaurs.

  3. Dragon is my favorite creature ever, so it's nor that difficult for me to pick XD And i don't know where i would go, i would be so happy i have a dragon i would probably couldn't even think :p

    And Dragonswood obviously ^^

  4. Well being a Sagittarius, the centaur is our creature.... but I was born under the dragon sign.... so the decision would be hard. I guess I'd choose the dragon, since it could fly me all over the place.
    That would lead me to choose Dragonwood.

  5. I need a pegasus, clearly. Sparkly if possible. But horses are always a win in my book -- I'm still 12 on the inside, apparently! No need to enter me in the giveaway -- I'm so bogged down with TBR and review stuff!

  6. I haven't read much with Centaurs in it. Sounds very intriguing. I would always feel safe to travel those back woods!
    Daughter of Centaurs

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  7. I would pick a dragon and I would love to see the ancient sites such a the pyramids.

    my book pick is Daughter of the Centaurs.


  8. I would choose a dragon and I would explore Europe. :) My book pick would be Dragonswood. Thank you for the giveaway!

    Randi M

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  10. I would choose a dragon so I could explore lush islands in the south Pacific.

    Those all look like great book choices. I would pick 'Daughter of the Centaurs'.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  11. Pegasus and I would fly over the Grand Canyon.

    I would pick Dragonwood please.


  12. I would choose a dragon and travel to Egypt. For the book, I'd also go with dragons and choose Dragonswood. Thanks!


  13. Pegasus, and I would have him fly us to Italy to eat pasta in Rome. :D For the book: Daughter of the Centaurs.
    Thank you!

  14. I'd love to travel with & by dragon. Dragons are powerful & magic. I don't know how much control I would have over the dragon, so maybe just fly wherever he takes me.

    The book I would choose is PEGASUS.


  15. I would pick the pegasus because they could take me to Cloudsdale! I would love Pegasus by Robin McKinley.


  16. Wow so hard to pick but I think I'd go with Centaur either way I'd want to see where the creature was from so to it's home.


  17. Dragons! I'm fascinated by them :) I would travel through the remote mountains and find dragon's lair where I'll try to help myself to some treasure (with dragon's permission of course!) ;)))
    impy80 at hotmail dot com

  18. I'm soooooo in love with dragons!*_* I would certainly travel with a dragon, but it's impossible to choose just one place. I would travel with him/her all around the world! :D
    I do really like to explore. ><

    I would pick Dragonswood by Janet Lee Carey.

    Thank you for this chance, Velvet!!! :D

  19. Pegasus. I have always loved horses and to have one that could fly would be so cool. Although a dragon would be pretty sweet too.

  20. sorry forgot to pick. Drangonswood

  21. I love unicorns and pegasus. I would pick a pegasus and go on a magical journey where we go to another realm full of magical creatures and would have adventures. I would pick the Pegasus book. Please enter me in contest.

  22. I would travel with a dragon. Who would want to mess with a dragon? We would go anywhere he decided. I doubt dragons are used to be told where to go and what to do.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!! All three books look great. I can't make up my mind between Dragonswood or Daughter of the Centaurs.

    jbronderblogs at aol dot com

  23. I love dragons! They are wild and beautiful!
    I'd like to travel to Asia with my dragon friend!
    So of course I'd pick Dragonswood by Janet Lee Carey :D

    cayce006 at yahoo com

  24. Dragons! They are magnificent! I'd like to explore Europe on it.
    I'd like to pick Drangonswood by Janet Lee Carey. Thanks you for the giveaway!

  25. I would ride Pegasus to Lothlorien, the forest realm of the elves of Middle Earth.

    Dragonswood by Lee Carey would be my choice.
    Thank you!

  26. ooh wow that's a hard question...but I think I'd want a dragon to take me back to it's lair so I could see what it was like and maybe even live there. That would be a real adventure.

    Dragonswood by Lee Carey

  27. I would pick Pegasus and I would travel to Ireland.
    Thanks for this great giveaway!

    The book I would like to win is Pegasus

  28. If I had to travel with only 1, I would pick a dragon, I could go where ever I want and not have to worry about people bothering me. I would want to explore the Himalayas.

    If I had to choose a book it would be Pegasus.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  29. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I guess that I'd love to travel with a pegasus because he is so beautiful and so pure(or, at least, so I imagine it) and we'll travel abouve the seas and oceans.
    I''d like to read Centauriad #1: Daughter of the Centaurs by Kate Klimo because I've never read something about Centaurs.

    balmezandrada at yahoo dot com

  30. I would pick the Pegasus for sure! I've always been fascinated by them. I'd ask the to take me to their home, where all the others are, and then from there, anywhere it wanted to take me, someplace I've never seen before.

    On that note, I would absolutely love to have the chance to read Pegasus by Robin McKinley.

    Lepierce3 at gmail dot com

  31. I would pick a dragon. I would like to see the world. The book I would choose is Dragonswood. Thanks for the chance.

    sariahwalters at gmail dot com

  32. as much as i want unicorns, horses and the likes, id choose dragons because i find them more mysterious and for me they symbolize strenght

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

  33. i want to win the book Dragonswood =)

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

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  35. want to have the dragonswood :) ! and would like to fly anywre on the dragon :)
    emaail -

  36. -pegasus
    -in the sky, above the clouds
    -book pegasus

  37. Though a huge fan of horses in general, I was born in the year of the dragon and that makes me more partial towards them! I'd go to Siberia. I don't know why, I just would!

    Book: Dragonswood.


  38. I'd travel with a Pegasus to France.
    Book: Dragonswood

    Thanks a lot for the giveaway!
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

  39. I'd travel with a dragon 'cause I really love dragons *o* I'd go in a different place every day, dragons are fast ^^

    I'd pick Dragonswood (of course xD)


  40. Thanks so much!
    With my dragon, I would explore places I'm too afraid to go to on my own (caves, forests, and deserts fraught with deadly animals). Hopefully my dragon would be able to breathe fire :D
    I would love to read Dragonswood!


  41. I would choose a Pegasus. This is due to my love of horses. Every second i get i am running through the woods with my mustang.

    kayakpup (at) yahoo dot com

  42. Thats easy for me I would pick a dragon!! I have always loved dragons. Where would I go with it? I would go EVERYWHERE!!
    I would choose Dragonswood.

    megnate at telus dot net

  43. I would travel with a dragon. The book I would like if I win is Dragonswood. Thanks!


  44. I would love to travel with any of these creatures but I will pick a centaur. The only reason is because I'm from Greece and I would like to go everywhere or maybe in Ancient Greece.
    I would pick 'Daughter of the Centaurs'.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  45. I'd love to travel anywhere with a dragon, I've ALWAYS loved dragons! <3
    I would choose Dragonswood

    Thank you for the giveaway! :D

  46. Go to the zoo with the Drgaon!

    Love dragonswood.

  47. If dragons really existed, I would love to have a one:) And to travel with him/her around the world. So I would be happy and lucky to win Dragonswood book. Thank you for your kind giveaway! oloore(at)gmail(dot)com

  48. Definitely a Pegasus. I'd travel to the British Isles and/or Europe.

    I'd love to win Pegasus, of course!

    Laura Hartness
    The Calico Critic
    CalicoCritic at gmail dot com

  49. It would be awesome to fly around the world on a pegasus! I pick the Pegasus book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  50. Definitely Pegasus. I wouldn't even care where I went, though I'd probably pick somewhere in the mountains, cold and beautiful. I have always loved all things horse related. :D
    So, the Pegasus book... obviously. :P
    rebelaessedai at gmail dot com

  51. Flying on the wings of a dragon, definitely :) Where would we go... maybe Middle Earth, Lemuria, Atlantis... :)

    The book I wish for is Dragonswood :)
    Thank you for the giveaway, best wishes, Diana :)

  52. I'd choose a dragon! :D And I'd go on an adventure somewhere!

    I pick Dragonswood.



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