WANTED UNDEAD OR ALIVE deals with the struggle of good vs evil in film, comics, pop culture, world myth, literature, and the real world. Everything from vampire slayers to paranormal investigators to FBI serial-killer profilers. It includes interviews with folks like Stan Lee, Mike Mignola, Jason Aaron, Fred Van Lente, Peter Straub, Charlaine Harris and many more. Our book starts with good vs evil as a concept and then we chase it through philosophy, religion, politics, literature, art, film, comics, pop-culture and the real world. It’s such a complex topic, one that’s fundamental to all of our human experience, from evolution to the formation of tribes and society. We take a look at it historically, mythologically, in terms of storytelling from cave paintings to literature, we track it through pop culture and into our modern real world.
Thanks, Janice! I, for one, will be on the lookout for that awesome book.
Now, on to the giveaways! As with all the giveaways this week, you can enter each day by leaving a comment. All contests are worldwide, unless otherwise designated. Winners will be announced on Sunday. Do stop in all week for more interesting guest authors and giveaways!
First, we've a fun giveaway sponsored by Viking books to promote an up-and-coming release THE DISCOVERY OF WITCHES by Deborah Harkness. Viking is giving away a set of buttons related to the story and an advanced readers copy (available in January; that is when it will be sent to winner) to one lucky winner. [US and Canada only, please.]
Here is the blurb:
Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell.
Debut novelist Deborah Harkness has crafted a mesmerizing and addictive read, equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense. Diana is a bold heroine who meets her equal in vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and gradually warms up to him as their alliance deepens into an intimacy that violates age-old taboos. This smart, sophisticated story harks back to the novels of Anne Rice, but it is as contemporary and sensual as the Twilight series-with an extra serving of historical realism.
The button set includes: I'm a Daemon, I'm a Human (shown below), and also, I'm a Witch, I'm a Vampire, and Where is Ashmole 782?
These are the other books you can comment to win today:
Richelle Mead's VAMPIRE ACADEMY