Friday

Giveaway: Drood and Black Hills


On June 9, 1865, while traveling by train to London with his secret mistress, 53-year-old Charles Dickens--at the height of his powers and popularity, the most famous and successful novelist in the world and perhaps in the history of the world--hurtled into a disaster that changed his life forever.

Did Dickens begin living a dark double life after the accident? Were his nightly forays into the worst slums ofLondon and his deepening obsession with corpses, crypts, murder, opium dens, the use of lime pits to dissolve bodies, and a hidden subterranean London mere research . . . or something more terrifying?

Just as he did in The Terror, Dan Simmons draws impeccably from history to create a gloriously engaging and terrifying narrative. Based on the historical details of Charles Dickens's life and narrated by Wilkie Collins (Dickens's friend, frequent collaborator, and Salieri-style secret rival), DROOD explores the still-unsolved mysteries of the famous author's last years and may provide the key to Dickens's final, unfinished work: The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

Chilling, haunting, and utterly original, DROOD is Dan Simmons at his powerful best.




When Paha Sapa, a young Sioux warrior, "counts coup" on General George Armstrong Custer as Custer lies dying on the battlefield at the Little Bighorn, the legendary general's ghost enters him - and his voice will speak to him for the rest of his event-filled life.

Seamlessly weaving together the stories of Paha Sapa, Custer, and the American West, Dan Simmons depicts a tumultuous time in the history of both Native and white Americans. Haunted by Custer's ghost, and also by his ability to see into the memories and futures of legendary men like Sioux war-chief Crazy Horse, Paha Sapa's long life is driven by a dramatic vision he experienced as a boy in his people's sacred Black Hills.
In August of 1936, a dynamite worker on the massive Mount Rushmore project, Paha Sapa plans to silence his ghost forever and reclaim his people's legacy-on the very day FDR comes to Mount Rushmore to dedicate the Jefferson face.


GIVEAWAY: I have 5 copies of each up for grabs - thanks to the lovely Valerie at HBG.

As always, leave a comment for one entry. If you'd like extra entries just say so in your comment or separate comments (extra entries for followers, Twitter, sidebars, Facebook, etc.) ; and for putting my spiffy little button on your blog. Make sure to leave an e-mail address, especially if you are leaving a comment under Anonymous.

Rules: This contest is open to U.S. & Canada residents only. No P.O. Boxes. Winners will be drawn Saturday, February 13.

105 comments:

Amy J - Book Addict said...

Please enter me!
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Amy J - Book Addict said...

I am a follower!

dor said...

These books are awesome. I love reading and hope to read these two as well.

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I follow on google friend....dor

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I am your facebook fan.
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Marjorie said...

I would like to win Black Hills the
review is very interesting.

I am a google reader follower.

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Marjorie said...

Please enter me for Black Hills.

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rubynreba said...

I would like either book.
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Stephanie G said...

I've seen Drood everywhere and I keep forgetting to put it on my TBR list.

I'm a follower

InABox said...

I heard about Drood a while back and thought the idea sounding interesting. Of course, Black Hills sounds like a neat novel too.

Please count me in!

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Pamela Keener said...

I am a follower via google.
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mariag said...

They both sound great.
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mariag said...

I follow

pippirose said...

The books sound fascinating. I'd love the chance to enter.
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Ryan G said...

I would love to enter, thanks!

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I am a follower through Google Friend Connect

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Kelly said...

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amanda18228 said...

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I tweeted. http://twitter.com/amandawk/status/8393176824
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FOKXXY said...

excellent!! I would love to be entered!! thank you.

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Linda Henderson said...

This sounds like a very intriguing book. I would love to read it.

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I am a follower on Google.

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LuAnn said...

Both of these books sound very interesting. I'd love to read either one.

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LuAnn said...

I'm a follower!

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justpeachy36 said...

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Please enter me in the giveaway.

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I am a follower.

Nikki @ Bookizzle said...

I would love to be entered!

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Jessica said...

I'd love to win Black Hills.

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Jessica said...

Google friend follower

Karen H in NC said...

I've never read this author before. Please count me in the draw.

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Karen H in NC said...

+1 I am a follower

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Charleydog said...

I love the cover of this book.

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I am a follower on Google Reader.

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Haleyknitz said...

Enter me please! I'd love to win.

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Haleyknitz said...

I'm an old follower

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I posted on my sidebar

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i posted at twitter.com/haleymathiot

Haleyknitz said...

i've got your button on my blog!

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thx :)

Scorpio M. said...

I am a fan of Dan Simmons, please count me in.

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I am a follower.

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Anonymous said...

please count me in....thanks

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tokemise said...

I've had Drood on my list for awhile now, please enter me.
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thanks

Erin said...

Oooo, enter me in this one as well!

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holdenj said...

Please count me in! I think they both look great, although Drood would be my first choice. Thanks.
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holdenj said...

I'm a follower. Thanks.
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Carol W. said...

I'd be very pleased to win these books.

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Carol W. said...

I follow with Google Friend Connect.

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Mitzi H. said...

Looks like a fantastic book!!! Please enter me.

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I'm a follower on google friends connect.

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Beth (BBRB) said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

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Martha Lawson said...

Both of these look great!! Please enter me.

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Martha Lawson said...

I am a follower on google friend connect.

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donnas said...

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I am a follower.

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donnas said...

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Belinda M said...

Please include me in your giveaway


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tweeted

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Hilary Wagner ~ Writer said...

I'm reading The House of Glass right now, the follow up to Michael Cox's The Meaning of Night. Drood will be my next read for sure!!

Right up my alley!

xoxo -- Hilary

Simply Stacie said...

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brizmus said...

Count me in! I love Dan Simmons!

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miss cindy :) said...

enter me please!

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Alicia said...

Great contest!

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Rabid Fox said...

I simply must throw my name in the hat for this contest.

e-mail: rabidfox(at)ymail.com

- I've started following you on Twitter @WagtheFox.
- I've also added a link to your contest on the sidebar of my own blog (http://waggingthefox.blogspot.com/).
- And I've added your button to the sidebar of my blog too.
- Oh, and I'm following your blog on Blogger now, too.

Sue said...

I'd love this! Thanks for the giveaway.

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justpeachy36 said...

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Please enter me in the giveaway.

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I am a follower.

Aik said...

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I'm a follower.

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I have your button.

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Mary Ann DeBorde said...

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Please enter me :) I'd so love to read these!

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I just signed up to Follow on Google Friends =D

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Enter me.

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FrankSandy said...

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booklover0226 said...

These books sound great; I look forward in reading them.

I am a follower.

Thanks,
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nfmgirl said...

I'd love either one! Drood has been on my Wish List for awhile now.

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I follow

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Natasha said...

Please enter me! Great giveaway!
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