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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Comfy Cozy Reading Weather Giveaway Hop


Happy New Year and welcome to the Comfy Cozy Weather Giveaway Hop!
I am featuring one of my favorite reads of 2017, the book I just finished, The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker, and giving away a $10 gift card to the book store of your choice. Thank you to Val and Jess at Stuck In Books for hosting this giveaway!

From Goodreads: In The Golem and the Jinni, a chance meeting between mythical beings takes readers on a dazzling journey through cultures in turn-of-the-century New York.

Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life to by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic whose master dies at sea on the voyage from Poland. Chava is left unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York harbor in 1899.

Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire born in the ancient Syrian desert, trapped in an old copper flask and released in New York City, though still not entirely free.

Ahmad and Chava become unlikely friends and soul mates with a mystical connection. Marvelous and compulsively readable, Helene Wecker's debut novel The Golem and the Jinni weaves strands of Yiddish and Middle Eastern literature, historical fiction and magical fable, into a wondrously inventive and unforgettable tale.

My short review: I haven't had a chance to write a full review yet, but I absolutely loved this book. It's not the most beautifully written novel, but the prose is well-written and moves the story along quickly. While technically a fantasy, I suppose, it really reads more like historical fiction with a large dose of magical realism. At its heart it's a story of immigrants in New York at the very end of the nineteenth century. And while the protagonists are in fact magical beings, their humanity is so much greater than the human monster that seeks to control them. A second novel is due to be published in late 2018.

What are you reading at the beginning of this New Year?

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive, and use a book store Gift Code. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. US residents only. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW
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Bronze can be ordered through any bookseller (ISBN 9780982893678) or order now at Barnes and Noble or Amazon.
Visit theglisterjournals.com for news, excerpts, and more about The Glister Journals series.
Reviews for Bronze

All original text and materials by or commissioned by B. B. Shepherd are copyright 2012-2017 to B B Shepherd.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Midwinter's Eve Giveaway Hop

Welcome to The Midwinter's Eve Giveaway Hop!


Thank you to BookHounds for hosting this hop and make sure to stop by each blog and read the rules for each giveaway.

I am giving away a $15 Gift card to the book store of your choice. My gift to you! I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and holiday week.

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive, and use a book store Gift Code. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. US residents only. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW
a Rafflecopter giveaway




Bronze can be ordered through any bookseller (ISBN 9780982893678) or order now at Barnes and Noble or Amazon.
Visit theglisterjournals.com for news, excerpts, and more about The Glister Journals series.
Reviews for Bronze

All original text and materials by or commissioned by B. B. Shepherd are copyright 2012-2017 to B B Shepherd.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Bronze Kindle Edition

Just a quick post to announce that Bronze (The Glister Journals, #1) is finally available on Amazon Kindle. It's a big book for only $1.99! Get the ebook for .99 when you purchase a print copy. Nook and other formats will be available soon. Buying a copy now will help boost Bronze's visibility across Amazon during this busy holiday time. Your help and support is very appreciated!


Bronze can be ordered through any bookseller (ISBN 9780982893678) or order now at Barnes and Noble or Amazon.
Visit theglisterjournals.com for news, excerpts, and more about The Glister Journals series.
Reviews for Bronze

All original text and materials by or commissioned by B. B. Shepherd are copyright 2012-2017 to B B Shepherd.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Just In the Nick of Time

Hosted by I Am A Reader

$250 Christmas Cash Giveaway

December 5th to 22nd

Wouldn't you like an extra $250 this Christmas season?

The winner of this giveaway will receive their choice of $250 in Paypal Cash or a $250 Amazon.com Gift Card.

 

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Thank you to this great group of authors and bloggers for making this giveaway happen!
I Am A Reader
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Author Inger Iversen
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Giveaway Details

$250 in Paypal Cash or a $250 Amazon.com eGift Card

Ends 12/22/17

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use money sent via Paypal or gift codes via Amazon.com. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the authors, bloggers and publishers on the sponsor list. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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Bronze can be ordered through any bookseller (ISBN 9780982893678) or order now at Barnes and Noble or Amazon.
Visit theglisterjournals.com for news, excerpts, and more about The Glister Journals series.
Reviews for Bronze

All original text and materials by or commissioned by B. B. Shepherd are copyright 2012-2017 to B B Shepherd.