Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap into Books Giveaway



Happy Leap Year! 

On to the giveaway!







Since I gave birth on Friday (I'll go into more details about that tomorrow), I'm in a very generous mood so I'm giving away my Kingdom of Arnhem trilogy in PDF format! To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter form below.


Aislinn of Bairbhe dreams of becoming a lady knight to honor the death of her fallen brother. To her mother's horror, King Patrick grants Aislinn's wish and she begins her long years of training.

Despite the mockery of the other pages, and the disdain of Prince Caelan who also trains to be a knight, Aislinn commits herself to her dreams and embarks on a journey of self-discovery and bravery. Through the years, Aislinn and Caelan grow from sparring classmates to good friends. They both know that someday Caelan will marry for the sake of the kingdom, but even that cannot keep them from falling in love.

The threat of war with the Speicans is a constant threat, and one that grows more frightening as she and Caelan train toward their eventual knighthood. Aislinn has committed herself to serving Arnhem, and has promised herself as King's Champion when Caelan claims the throne. She is willing to give up everything... her childhood, her life, even her heart for Arnhem. No matter the pain it brings.

 
Sir Geoffrey, along with some companions, has been sent away from Arnhem, entrusted by Queen Aislinn for a special mission, and has to leave behind the mysterious lady Celestia. On his journey, he uncovers seeds of a sinister plot, learns a horrible secret, and makes a new friend in exile Jenanna.

Their mission completed, Geoffrey and his companions rush to two different kingdoms to ask for aid. Danger and betrayal lurks around every corner, and even allies have secrets that could prove deadly. Geoffrey's feelings for Celestia grow and wane. After learning some of Celestia's secrets, he begins to have second thoughts about his love for her and is even drawn to Jenanna.

Rumors abound that the Speicans have enlisted a mage of their own, to work unspeakable, forbidden magic. The war between Speica and Arnhem has just begun. Will Geoffrey survive the battle to live another day and discover which woman he truly loves?

The Mystical Conch Shell of the Sea has been stolen, and it's up to Selliki, the selkie, to get it back. Selliki sets across the continent of Alethereia to find Arnhem, and Gabrael, the mage she loves. Selliki knows that no union between a selkie and a human have ever had a happy ending, but neither can ignore their feelings. Each night, they experience terrible, real dreams that show how doomed their love is.

The final war between Speica and Arnhem is threatening the entire world. Lucifer has aligned himself with Speica and wants nothing less than to bring about the Apocalypse before its time. In the last battle, cowardice is revealed, promises are broken, and many people die. Trolls fight icthyocentaurs, dwarves armed up against the Drow, angels against demons. Only one kingdom will prevail; that is, if the world doesn't end.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

42 comments:

Niina C said...

I'm loving the covers! So beautiful. :)

I read fantasy of any kind because I love history and in fantasy has all the suprise elements.

Jeannie said...

I read YA because sometimes I want something much lighter in tone than adult fantasy....and sometimes the authors are just better than some adult authors.

Charity Bradford said...

Okay, I know I should just buy them already--and I do have a check showing up sometime. But I figure it doesn't hurt to try to win them one more time. :)

Thanks for the instructions on how to find the tweet address, BTW.

I read YA fiction because its lighter than the big epic fiction. I love the fantasy elements, but prefer the easier read since my house is so loud. Does that make sense?

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Congrats on the birth(I was away so missed any previous announcements).
Loved the post.excuse shortness of reply am still having jetlag tiredness.

Yvonne.

wendisotis said...

I like YA books because it is usually not as heavy to read and sometimes I'm just in the mood for clean reading.

Serene said...

Covers look great! I read YA because it's a lighter reading compare to Adult :D

miki said...

Congrats

thanks you for your international giveaway

i read and love Ya because i find hope in these books

Angela Brown said...

Just commenting to share my joy at your wonderful news. Congrats. I think I have all three of these books already so not entering the contest.

IdentitySeeker said...

I love them because I relate to the age group and they provide a great escape from the real world. I look forward to reading yours and congratulations on your great news!

All the best for the future!:)

Sarah Bibi Setar

Susan Oloier said...

What a wonderful giveaway, Nicole. Just leaving a comment to congratulate you again! I can't believe you're back to blogging so soon after giving birth. What a trooper!

books first love said...

because are awesome, the best reads what else!? thanks for the giveaway.best wishes xoxo

Stefanie McMullen said...

I love to read YA Fantasy because it lets me forget about the stresses of the day and be transported to another world. Also, I find it lighter to read than more epic adult fantasy novels.

rhonda1111 said...

their fun to read' and dont have to worry about sex scenes.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Friday? Did I miss your announcement? Congratulations!

Carol Riggs said...

Happy birth of your baby! Love the photo on FB. And WOW!!--I've been wanting to read your books. Way cool, thanks for the opportunity!! :)

Carol Riggs said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Carol Riggs said...

I read YA because it's different from adult reads in a lot of ways. Hopefully less violent, harsh, and profanity-laden (with exceptions, but for the most part). But also because it involves books about the teen experience, which is full of "firsts" and thus really fun and inspiring. Finding one's way in the world, overcoming odds, etc. :)

Lauren Mackesy said...

Congratulations on the new addition to your family!
I read YA fantasy books because my kids love them too. Also, there's not a ton of sexual stuff going on. Some books go overboard on that.

SaraEchelon5 said...

Hi! Thank you for the great giveaway!
I've always loved YA Fantasy books or fantasy books in general since I was a kid (starting with Harry potter or Narnia xD). Fantasy books can bring you in a different dimension, they can take you out of the cruel reality of life. In fantasy you can create a world of your own where to hide yourself.
I would love to read your books and also review them (:

X

Syren said...

I read Ya fantasy books, because I have always been interested in the genre. Whenever I go to a book store, that is the first section I go to. The stories are always great, and they are the types that almost never happen in real life.

Liese2 said...

I like them because they are usually a light read. With 5 kids, it's hard to find time to read and I can usually find time to read one!
sqwalker2@hotmail.com

Julie W said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I read YA books because they are a nice break from the more serious matters of adult books, there is usually less violence and definitely less sex and cursing, which means that I can share them with my teens! When we read the same books that gives us lots to talk about and I know exactly what they're reading so they can't sneak a sex filled, curse filled, extra violent book by me! LOL

Megan said...

I read YA fantasy because I've always enjoyed fantasy and some days I don't want to deal with an entirely adult world. Besides, I still consider myself a Young Adult!

Lisa ~ Bookworm Lisa said...

Because they have great stories without adult content. I can also share them with my teen daughter.

Leannessf said...

I fell in love with YA fantasy with the Lioness Quartet series by Tamora Pierce when I was young. I love the usually strong female heroine, the extraordinary circumstances she has to overcome, and the romance that develops.

Thanks for the giveaway!
Leanne

kyreadinggirl said...

I love to remember what it means to be young and I love relating to my students! Thanks for the contest!

Ann
Kyreadinggirl@yahoo.com

nat said...

Congrats on the new addition!!!! I read it because it helps me escape for a little while from all the worries and stresses of life!

me said...

Why I read YA... how about this: Why not read YA?

Fairday Morrow said...

Congratulations on giving birth! I hope everything is going great with you and your family! My favorite thing about young adult books (especially middle grade) is that they can go anywhere and do anything, and it's believable. For the teenager, what's cooler than young people doing things : ) ~ Jess
new follower, GFC name: Fairday Morrow
Found you through the hop- my blog is also participating! ~ Jess #127 Fairday's Blog!
http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com

ZaraAlexis said...

I read ALL kinds of books actually! I love reading and building my library. YA Fantasy is great because it's imaginative and light. Who doesn't enjoy reading about the paranormal? Who doesn't enjoy reading at all?

Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez
zgarcia(dot)alvarez(at)gmail(dot)com
On Twitter: @ZaraAlexis
My blog: http://zaraalexis.wordpress.com

Veronica W. said...

I read them to get away and they aren't as serious as some Adult novels so it makes them a fun read :)

Fillie said...

Firstly, I like YA because I myself am a YA.
Secondly, it helps my compositions in class. I find that YA books give me a lot of inspiration.
Thirdly, the storyline is easier to grasp and is simpler than those adult stories.

By the way, thanks for having such an awesome giveaway and for taking part in this blog hop!

roro said...

lov fantasy to explore new worlds

Ms. Em said...

I read almost anything but I love fantasy books. I grew up reading mostly Sci Fi/Fantasy and as I've gotten older I got more into the dark urban fantasy but I like to dig into some more traditional fantasy from time to time. This series sounds pretty interesting. I've never read it before so looking forward to it if I win.

Emily G.-D.

AmelArmeliana said...

This is so cool...the books look great. I love fantasy books. Hope I'll win it *praying*

I love love YA fantasy. So hard to stop when I'm in the middle of reading it. I love it because it had always brought me to the other world and sometimes I didn't want to escape from that world.

Thank u for this awesome giveaway.

Sayomay said...

To enter more interesting worlds!

FireStarBooks said...

YA are very captivating! More interesting plot!

Hushed Paradox said...

YA Fantasy is so magical. It takes me away into another land. Love it!

mimirose41209 said...

Congrats on the new little one!

I like ready YA fantasy because you are taken somewhere else ... to me fantasy isn't just fairy kingdoms it also includes alittle of the paranormal too!

mimirose41209 at hotmail dot com

heather said...

I like YA because the authors tend to develop the stories better---not a lot of baggage!

Brandy B aka Brandlwyne said...

I like to read young adult because they don't have all the sexual scenes but also so I can suggest the good ones to my girls.

~Brandy

IandSsmom said...

I love YA fantasy because it is fun and enjoyable to read!
Shannon Johnson