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Saturday, 14 May 2011

Saturday Spotlight: Ocean of Blood by Darren Shan

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Title: Ocean of Blood
Series: The Saga of Larten Crepsley
Author: Darren Shan
Publisher: Harper Collins Children's Books
Publication Date: 28 April 2011

Synopsis: From Amazon

The epic tale of the vampire Larten Crepsley continues. The question is – how far can Larten go… alone?
Free from their mentor Seba Nile, Larten Crepsley and Wester Flack join the Cubs – wild young vampires with little respect for human life, and a taste for mindless enjoyment.
For the Cubs, everything is easy. But nothing has ever been easy for Larten, and soon fate throws his life into another spin. With dark paths to travel, Larten finds himself far from the Vampire Mountain and its rules. A long way from home, sick and alone, he must decide what kind of vampire he will be. Whether he will stand firm, be true to his master and his princples – or whether he will lose himself in blood…


This is such a fun idea I had to share it. Here is the press release from Harper Collins:


Do something amazing today..........GIVE BLOOD.........TO DARREN SHAN

To celebrate the release of the second book in the Saga of Larten Crepsley series, ‘OCEAN  OF BLOOD’, HarperCollins Children’s Books have teamed up with FIREBELLY, a creative agency specialising in the entertainment industry, to help teen horror author DARREN SHAN collect 1 MILLION virtual drops of blood from his dedicated followers.

Darren is thirsty for your blood, and here’s how he’s going to get it:

Simply donate a drop of blood to the virtual ocean with a click of your mouse and be in with a chance to win one of 1,000 prizes instantly. These vary from free wallpapers, to signed books, iTunes vouchers and iPod Nanos. If users are unsuccessful first time round, they have the chance to donate as many drops as they like in order to win an instant prize, so keep bleeding to win!

Once the 1 MILLION drops have been donated and the ocean is full, one user will win the top prize of an iPad 2 with all of Darren’s teen books pre-loaded and a personalised Saga of Larten Crespley book cover framed and signed by Darren.

What are you waiting for?

It won’t hurt...much!


Please give generously.


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