Friday, March 21, 2014

A World of YA Fantasy HOP

Keep The Magic Alive
a w o r l d o f y a f a n t a s y
Global Blog Event Hop
March 21 - April 4, 2014
complete details here

--~ Book Giveaway ~--

Shadow and Bone
by Leigh Bardugo

Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart.

Shadow and Bone is the first installment in Leigh Bardugo's Grisha Trilogy.

WIN my ARC copy of this book!

Open to all.

Offer ends: April 4, 2014 --> extended to April 7


VISIT the author here.

RETURN here and tell me something you found of interest there.

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Contest has ended - winner is here


Now hop-a-long for more goodies...


  1. Besides thinking Leigh has the coolest homepage ever, I learned that she is adept in makeup and special effects! How cool is that?!


  2. Hey, thx for participating and for being one of the only people to get the idea of meeting someone new..I love that! No, actually, we do have some very nice people involved, we may not have quantity, but we do have quality and you just proved that…thx so much, and the list is still open for a few more days, so there should be some movement this weekend…hope you enjoy yourself, thx again, june

  3. Love your Map! Nice to meet you! I write juvenile magical adventures on the coast of Maine.

    Book I of The Black Ledge Series is free right now, and there are fun contests on my blog, a blog hop and a Kindle Fire Giveaway. Do check them out, and enter to win!

  4. Thank you for sharing such interesting books. Glad to meet you. If you ever have an event or blog tour to announce, Tweet to me @WritersBoost or email me at Smiles - Liz

  5. Nice to MEET you! Your books sounds very interesting, so I added it to my wishlist! My book "The Twistedly True Tale of Ruby Hood" is FREE on Kindle all weekend, in case you like creative fairy tale renditions (or know someone who might). Enjoy the HOP!

    All the best!

  6. This is a fascinating author. She is so extraordinarily talented: a journalist, author, singer, special effects person, and the list goes on. I was simply amazed. michelle_willms at yahoo dot com.

  7. She has a GLAMOUR & GHOULS page that is all kinds of fun.


  8. So nice to meet you! I've always wanted to read Shadow & Bone--fantastic giveaway opportunity!! The first thing I learned after visiting Leigh's site is that I want her graphic designer :) I had no idea she was a professional makeup artist--so cool!
    ~ Kaitlyn

  9. Nice to meet you :) I have met so many talented authors and bloggers on this meet and greet! I am so glad to be apart of it. Your book sounds great! I will be adding it to my TBR list that is for sure! Signed up to be a follower!

  10. The website is amazing, the parchment map and the creativity wonderful. She sings in a band and was born in Jerusalem. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  11. I found out she has the coolest photo of any writer I have ever seen!


  12. I discovered she has great taste in book covers!


  13. I found out she has great taste in design, from the site to the book covers!


  14. She is a fangirl still, despite being an accomplished author.
    Her post on meeting George Martin was very cool.


  15. I discovered she has a great sense of humor, with the reinventing of the Siri commercials!

    39.5susy AT gmail DOT com

  16. wonderful giveaway! The author is multi talented! I never knew that she is a makeup artist too! I really love her bio photo and her site is very mysterious but gorgeous too. :D thank you for this opportunity! email:

  17. I found:
    - she has the coolest site
    - she writes stuff I would love to read
    - she cares about fan art (and the fans make it great)
    - she gives good writing advices



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