Someone put the year on fast forward! It can't possibly be the first of May yet apparently it is. Sorry that April was a little light on blogging, not sure May will be much better as I am entering the revision cave but I'll try and come up for air now and then.
Anyway, the first of the month means it's time for a brand new contest prize.
For the history of my paying-it-forward contest go here.
I'll draw the April winner sometime over the weekend and post it here and on Twitter so stay tuned!
So what fabulous book is it this month? The first book in one of my all time favourite fantasy series...Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop.
Daughter of the Blood is the first book in the Black Jewels trilogy (well, these days there are more than three books in the world, which I am very thankful for). Like Sunshine, it's one of those books I kept picking up in bookstores then putting back down (I really should learn to just buy the book in those situations). But one day I finally bought it, took it home and completely fell in love. It's a very different dark fantasy world (though one with some lovely light moments too) and the hero is absolutely to die for, even if you wouldn't want to meet him in a dark alley! Come to think of it, you wouldn't want to meet the heroine in a dark alley either if you'd gotten on her wrong side. I love the world building in these books and the intriguing morality of the world as well as the gorgeous characters (and did I mention the hero? lol). I think I was back at the book store the very next day and bought the other two books in the trilogy and have eagerly devoured all of Anne's work since (with especial squees of joy whenever she returns to the Black Jewels world).
So this month's prize is Daughter of the Blood, and someone can win a brand new copy which I hope will one day look as battered (lovingly battered) as mine!
Here's a taste of the blurb...
"Seven hundred years ago, a Black Widow witch sees an ancient prophecy come to life in her dazzling web of dreams and visions.
Now the Dark Kingdom readies itself for the arrival of its Queen, a Witch who will wield more power than even the High Lord of Hell himself. But she is still young, still open to influence - and corruption."
Same rules as April but with one tweak....comment on this or any other of my blog posts this month and you're in the running. Simple. Winner will be drawn early May and announced on the blog and via Twitter/Facebook and will have one week (this is the tweak, one week only folks) to claim their prize or there will be a re-draw.