Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Win The Taker AND The Reckoning!



The trade paperback edition of THE RECKONING is being published on January 22 and to celebrate we’re going to be giving away signed copies of both The Reckoning AND The Taker, the first book in the series!

Here’s how it works: I’ll give away a set of both paperbacks to one person a week for the next three weeks (2 US sets, 1 UK set). To be eligible, leave a comment below. Winners will be chosen at random from that week’s comments, so come back and enter every week. The first two weeks will be open to US only (you must provide a US mailing address to receive the prize) but week three will be open internationally!


Not familiar with the books and want to know what the story is about? Keep reading:

“The Taker opens on the midnight shift at a hospital in rural Maine, where Dr. Luke Findley is expecting another quiet evening of frostbite and the occasional domestic dispute. But the minute Lanore McIlvrae—Lanny—walks into his ER, she changes his life forever. A mysterious woman with a past and plenty of dark secrets, Lanny is unlike anyone Luke has ever met. He is inexplicably drawn to her . . . despite the fact that she is a murder suspect with a police escort. And as she begins to tell her story, a story of enduring love and consummate betrayal that transcends time and mortality, Luke finds himself utterly captivated.
“Her impassioned account begins at the turn of the nineteenth century in the same small town of St. Andrew, Maine, back when it was a settlement in the wilderness. Consumed as a child by her love for Jonathan, son of the town’s founder, Lanny will do anything to be with him forever. But when Jonathan fails her in her time of need and she’s exiled from town, Lanny is taken in by a man with mysterious, otherworldly powers named Adair. He uses his powers to give her eternal life, but Lanore learns too late that there is a price for this gift: to spend eternity with him. And though he is handsome and charming, behind Adair’s seductive facade is the stuff of nightmares. He is a monster in the flesh, and he wants Lanore to love him for all of time. And all she wants is Jonathan. She steals Adair’s magic to bind Jonathan to her so they can spend eternity together, learning too late that she’s doomed them both to a terrible fate for all eternity. It’s up to Lanny to figure out how to stop Adair and save them both—though she seems condemned to pay for her betrayal of Jonathan for the rest of her life.
“In the second book in the trilogy, The Reckoning, Lanny believes she’s finally free of both Adair and her hopeless love for Jonathan. She’s trying to atone for her sins by giving away the treasures she’s collected over her many lifetimes in order, purging her past and clearing the way for a future with her new lover, Luke Findley. But, while viewing these items at an exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Lanore suddenly is aware that the thing she’s been dreading for two hundred years has caught up to her: Adair has escaped from his prison. He’s free— and he will come looking for her. And she has no idea how she will save herself a second time from a man who is truly unstoppable.”
That’s the official copy. If you were to ask me what genre these books are, I still couldn’t answer you, even after two years of the books being on the market. Is it a romance, horror, historical, paranormal, fantasy? Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes, and no, no, no, no and no. It’s a little of all that and more besides. It’s a story about the terrible power of love, and about the struggle between good and evil that goes on inside each person.

Here’s what readers have told me they like about the books (I’m paraphrasing): The story is not what you think it is. It’s like nothing you’ve ever read. It’s dark, surprising, and twisty. It’ll keep you turning the pages, it will stay with you for days after you’ve finished reading it. If you want to read something different that will shake you up and stay with you, you should read this book.

Sound intriguing? Enter using the form below. And please tell your friends.
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57 comments:

  1. I want these books!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. I'd gonna read these books. Win or lose.

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  3. No need to enter me. But I loved these books and recommend them highly. I've shared your giveaway as usual. Good luck entrants.

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  4. I would love to win these books! Thanks for the chance!

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  5. These books have been on my wishlist FOREVER! Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!!

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  6. Oh! Thank you so much for the chance to win-- these look fantastic! (:

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  7. Amazing giveaway!!! I love the book covers, they are so beautiful.

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  8. My hubby got me The Taker for Christmas and I DEVOURED it!!! I can NOT wait for The Reckoning!!! I would LOVE to win these!!!!!!! Once I finish this series I am going to try out another Alma Katsu book :) Amazing!!

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  9. Have yet to read them, but i would love to..thanks for the awesome giveaway and congrats on the impending release

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  10. I LoVe your books, Alma! It would be amazing to win signed copies!

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  11. I was entralled with The Taker and can't wait to read The Reckoning! It's next on my TBR list!!

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  12. LOVE these books!!! I would love to win signed copies. Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  13. This series has become one of my absolute favorites. I can not wait for The Descent!

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  14. Thank you for the chance to win... I would love to read these books!!

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  15. Congrats on the second book! And thank you for running a giveaway.

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  16. I am a fan and loved The Taker. Would love to own my own copy and your new book too.

    Elizabeth Huse

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  17. I would love to win!! I cannot wait for the next book.

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  18. Love the covers, can't wait to tale a peek inside!!

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  19. Thank you for the giveaway. Love the covers!

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  20. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  21. I am excited for this giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  22. Thank you for the giveaway. I hope I win. This sounds really different from what I usually read, but it's so interesting. Damaris dsr002(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. My girlfriend introduced me to "The Taker", who said I would really enjoy it. At first I thought this novel was going to be a conventional romance novel. I was pleasantly surprised to find out how incredibly wrong I was. I may not be the traditional reader, but I am a HUGE fan! The character development and human psychology is so spot in this book that it just leaves you craving more by the last chapter. Luckily I still have "The Reckoning" to read in anticipation for the last book of the trilogy. You've definitely gained a supporter and have already began spreading the word. Awesome work!

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    1. Richard, Thank you so much for your comment. You know, I don't know that there is a traditional reader for the books. The publishers and I have always felt that the books have widespread appeal. They're really about the things we're driven to do for love, and what a powerful personal force love is--for good and bad. Please thank your girlfriend for me! And thank you for spreading the word. I really really appreciate it!

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  24. Thanks for this giveaway...love to have both in my collection.

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  25. I have been dying for these books for the longest it would be so awesome if I would win

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  26. My favorite new series of 2012! Absolutely loved both of them and can't wait for book 3!

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  27. So excited to see this comp, just hope I've got my dates right and this is the week for international readers. I loved The Reckoning, The Taker & The Witch Sisters, now hanging out for book 3.

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  28. Great giveaway, I loved both books!!

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  29. if i win the books would go to my sister. i know she would love them. her husband tells her to go to the library and get books. if h
    e opens his wallet moths fly out. Lol

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  30. OMG.. I wanting this .. loved the history... at all..



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  31. Thank you for the giveaway!!! I love the book covers, they are so beautifu.l

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  32. My sister borrowed my books and never gave them back!

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    1. I think Adair would advise you to take them back by force :-)

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  33. They look so beautiful!

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  34. Thanks for the chance to win such beautiful books!

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  35. Nice!! I'd love to win a set for my cousin :)

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  36. I absolutely love this series! I've been following it since I first started blogging and am eagerly awaiting The Descent!

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  37. Thank you for making it international. :) The Taker will be soon published in my country and I will definitly buy it. Heard so many good things.

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  38. I love your books!I think the story is quite unique and I like the characters,especially Adair and Lanore.I can't wait to read the third book.

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  39. Thanks for the chance!! I love the sound of the books.

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  40. I'd love to win a copy of your books

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  41. Oh, my, these books look great, thanks a lot for the giveaway.

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  42. Thanks a lot for the giveaway!
    I would like to win it would means a lot for me. *crossing fingers* ^__^
    I love Lanore and Adair!
    LOVE from ITALY

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  43. Thanks for the giveaway! Love the cover! :))
    -Riz B.

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