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Monday, 29 March 2010

My International Giveaway

I have 4 ARC's that I received as a prize in a competition and I know I will not read  at the moment so I thought I would put a little giveaway on the blog of my own.

The books in question are:

Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
Synopsis: If you think your family relationships are complicated, think again: you haven't seen anything like the ones in Bon Temps, Louisiana. Sookie Stackhouse is dealing with a whole host of family problems, ranging from her own kin (a non-human fairy and a telepathic second cousin) demanding a place in her life, to her lover Eric's vampire sire, an ancient being, who arrives with Eric's 'brother' in tow at a most inopportune moment. And Sookie's tracking down a distant relation of her ailing neighbour (and ex), Vampire Bill Compton. In addition to the multitude of family issues complicating her life, the werewolf pack of Shreveport has asked Sookie for a special favour, and since Sookie is an obliging young woman, she agrees. But this favour for the wolves has dire results for Sookie, who is still recovering from the trauma of her abduction during the Fairy War.

The Bad Tuesdays: Blood Alchemy by Benjamin J. Myers
Synopsis: Chess Tuesday is on her own. Her brothers, Box and Splinter, are prisoners in another world. Now, Chess must discover who she really is and go on to fight the Twisted Symmetry alone. But Box and Splinter don't bargain on staying prisoners for long. Box is determined to fight his way back to Chess. Meanwhile, Splinter has other ambitions. For a street rat with brains, the Twisted Symmetry may provide the ideal opportunity .

The Indredible Luck of Alfie Puck by Jamie Rix
Synopsis: What do a worried prime minister, a chicken dropped from a skyscraper window, a bully called Fox and an alien invasion have in common? All are ingredients in Jamie Rix's riotous new stand-alone novel for the 9-12 age group. Alfie Pluck is the unluckiest boy alive - until he unwittingly eats the chicken which contains the highly-sought-after luck gene. Once his secret is exposed, no end of people want the gene for their own devious deeds and crackpot schemes. And Alfie is on the run. But there's more than one kind of luck, and Alfie's escape from his pursuers is an hilarious roller coaster of good fortune and bad.

Phillipa Fisher and the Stone Fairys Promise by Liz Kessler
Synopsis: Philippa is looking forward to spending New Year in the village where her new friend Robyn lives. But her fairy godsister Daisy, assigned to a new job but disobeying orders as usual, turns up to warn her that something really bad (SRB) is going to happen! What they don't know is that a fairy has gone missing from the ancient stone circle on the moors -and that at ATC (Above the Clouds) Headquarters, the fairy godmothers in charge have a special plan for them. A perfect story for Liz Kessler's many fans, in which humans and fairies swap worlds with dramatic and unexpected consequences.

Open Internationally and will run until midnight Sunday 11th April.

To enter:

1. Leave me a comment on the blog with all the links and contact information +5

2. Old Blog Follower +10

3. New Blog Follower +5 all welcome

4. Join my facebook page Asamum Clothing Agency and leave me a post on the wall +25

5. Tweet about the giveaway mentioning @asamum +15

6. Put this giveaway on your blog +15

Most points available 70 :)

The winner will be annouced on Tuesday 13th April after I have added all the points up and taken my children back to school.

Don't forget to leave all the links and contact details. GOOD LUCK!!!!!!


  1. Oooh! I'm interested in the Sookie Stackhouse one. I have a copy of the Liz Kessler one though. I didn't realise it was in a series though. I went to visit an old friend who used to work in the bookstore with me (he now works for Waterstone's) and he gave me a bunch of ARCs. It was nice of him.

    Also, good luck on your giveaway!

  2. Hello! Just got to know your blog through Loving True Blood In Dallas and loved it! <3 As I am from Brazil, is good to have chances to win international books!

    ok, let's go:
    Name: Barbara
    Follower Name: Bell (in this blog, only)
    On facebook:!/pages/Asamum-Clothing-Agency/301496771882?v=feed&story_fbid=380345271882&ref=mf

    On Twitter:

    Also in my blog, in the right side colum (half in portuguese and half in english):

    Any problems, report me^^'

  3. OMG Sookie's new book! me wants!!!

    Name: Karina
    Follower name: Kari
    On Twitter:

    On facebook:

    thanks babe!

  4. Hi I am intersted in the Sookie Book!

    Follower name: Amy

  5. I'd love to win the copy of the Sookie Stackhouse book "Dead in the Family".

    I am a new blog follower, and I'll be certainly checking out the rest of your posts, as an avid reader it looks like we have similar tastes.

    Name: Rachelia Giardino
    Follower name: Rachelia Giardino

    (I don't know how to link to my post, but here's what I put

    Rachelia Giardino: Hi! I'm interested in your blog, and I'm becoming a fan to make sure I stay up to date. Thanks, and I look forward to updates.)

    Twitter: Racheliaa (

    I don't have a blog unfortunately :( But thanks for the opportunity! I hope I win!!

  6. I found your blog via The SciFi Guy and have joined as a follower.

    I don't have a blog and avoid Facebook because of my bandwidth constraints.

    Thanks for opening up the giveaway to International entries, it is much appreciated !

    Carol Thompson (buddyt)
    From South Africa

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com.


    Carol T

  7. I like the novel 'The Incredible Luck of Alfie Puck'.
    Great contest!

  8. Follower Name - Dawn
    Email: dawnpnr(at)aol(dot)com
    New Blog Follower
    Facebook post:

  9. Some really interesting looking books listed. Thanks for the chance.

    +5 comment with links
    +5 new blog follower
    +15 tweet -
    +15 blog and sidebar -

    Donna S
    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  10. I'm a new follower +5 I've been looking forward to the new Sookie book!

  11. Great books! Especially the Sookie Stackhouse one:)+5
    email bangersis(at)msn(dot)com
    I am a new blog follower +5
    +25 I posted on your facebook page Angie Dubisher
    +15 I tweeted

  12. Great contest! The books look really good, especially Dead In The Family and Phillipa Fisher and the Stone Fairys Promise.

    +5 New follower
    +25 Joined Facebook Page:
    +15 Tweet:
    +15 Blog Post:


  13. Thanks for the contest! I can't wait to read Dead in the Family, I can't believe your giving it away.

    +5-New Follower
    +25-Joined Facebook Page and left message (Jessica Blair)

    50 Total

    findjessyhere at gmail dot com
    from the US

  14. +5 Thanks for the great giveaway!

    +5 new follower

    +25 Joined Facebook Page and left message- Rae Pavey

    +15 tweet

    = 50 entries

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  15. I am dying to read the lastest Sookie Stackhouse book!
    +5 I'm a new follower

  16. oh, i so want to read these!

    +25 i'm now a facebook fan (kisah jackson)

    +5 for my comment

    thank you!

  17. Please count me in. I really want Dead in the Family.

    +5 New Follower.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  18. hi! thanks for the giveaway :D

    1. Leave me a comment on the blog with all the links and contact information +5

    New Blog Follower +5

    Join my facebook page Asamum Clothing Agency and leave me a post on the wall +25
    Follow you as Elizabeth Ramirez Mendoza

    5. Tweet about the giveaway +15
    yes! @lizzyrm

    6. Put this giveaway on your blog +15
    yes on sidebar:

    total: +65

    Elizabeth Ramirez

  19. I'd love to win Dead In he Family!

    +5 yavampire(at)hotmail(dot)com
    +5 New blog follower :)


  20. I'd love to win Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris! Thanks!

    * Leave me a comment on the blog with all the links and contact information +5

    Name: Aik
    E-mail: aikychien at yahoo dot com

    * New Blog Follower +5

    * Joined your facebook page and left you a post on the wall +25

    * Tweeted about the giveaway mentioning @asamum +15

    * Put this giveaway on your blog +15

    Total: 65

  21. What an awesome giveaway!! I know how it goes having too many books to read. Don't know that I'm as generous as you though. ;)

    ~ Amanda

    +5 Comment/Contact
    +5 New Follower
    +25 Joined Facebook Page and Posted (Amanda Makepeace)

    = 35


  22. Fantastic giveaway
    I posted about this on my blog and joined your facebook and left you a post and am a new follower
    Pamk258 on facebook post about giveaway on sidebar
    +5 comment
    +5 new follower
    +25 facebook post and follower
    +15 post on my blog
    total +50

  23. New follower
    Gina D


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