Thursday, March 17, 2011

Giveaway! The Raven Queen by Jules Watson

I have one brand new copy of Jules Watson's intriguing novel, The Raven Queen, up for grabs. It is not often I am able to offer an international giveaway, so I am pleased to announce that this will indeed be an international drawing!

Since this giveaway will be apart of the "Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop", hosted by Kathy @ I am a Reader not a Writer, the giveaway guidelines are a bit different than my normal entry procedure, so make sure you take a look at them.

Cover Image

Synopsis (From the Publisher):
"In this dazzling retelling of one of Ireland’s most stirring legends, acclaimed author Jules Watson brings to life the story of Maeve, the raven queen, who is as fierce as she is captivating.

She was born to be a pawn, used to secure her father’s royal hold on his land. She was forced to advance his will through marriage—her own desires always thwarted. But free-spirited Maeve will no longer endure the schemes of her latest husband, Conor, the cunning ruler of Ulster. And when her father’s death puts her homeland at the mercy of its greedy lords and Conor’s forces, Maeve knows she must at last come into her own power to save it.
With secret skill and daring, Maeve proves herself the equal of any warrior on the battlefield. With intelligence and stealth, she learns the strategies—and sacrifices—of ruling a kingdom through treacherous alliances. And to draw on the dangerous magic of her country’s oldest gods, Maeve seeks out the wandering druid Ruan, whose unexpected passion and strange connection to the worlds of spirit imperil everything Maeve thought true about herself—and put her at war with both her duty and her fate."

Giveaway Guidelines:

~6 possible entries~

  • +1 entry for posting a comment with your e-mail and being a follower via Google Friend Connect (no comment with e-mail and follow via GFC = no entry)
  • + 3 entries for adding a link to this giveaway on the sidebar of your blog. (please post link with your comment)
  • + 2 entries for tweeting about this giveaway (please post link with your comment)  

~Please post all your entries in one comment, thanks :)
~This giveaway will international.

~Ends March 20th


Blodeuedd said...

+1 follower :)

Cool, I would love to read this one. I love Ireland ;)
blodeuedd1 at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I follow you (+1) and I side barred it (+3). You can reach me at


Damla said...

I follow via GFC, thanks!

annabell_lee_dk (at)

krstrpp said...

Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book! It looks like a fun summer read. (I follow on GFC as "Kris T") krstrpp at hotmail dot com

Elysium said...

I'd love to read this! And thanks for making this international :)

I'm follower.


BurtonReview said...

I am a follower! Please enter me, I have seen this book featured so many times that perhaps I should add it to my library =)
marieburton2004 at yahoo dot com

Cat said...

Thanks so much for an international giveaway.:-)

I'm a follower.

Alexis Amelotte said...

I follow you and posted on Twitter. :)!/LadyLexie1215/status/48483016540028928
Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Unknown said...

Follower - :) layersofthought(@)gmail(dot)com

Suggestion - it would be great to have a way to get your posts in an email box. Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous site!

Unknown said...

I have been very interested in this book and the buzz surrounding it is great. I have also been wanting to read Swan Maiden since that came out but alas it has not happened yet. I would love to be entered.

I am a follower through GFC and I tweeted -!/dolleygurl/status/48527256871645184.


Mystica said...

+ 1 GFC follower

Would love to win. Thank you for making this international. Much appreciated.


Sarah M said...

I follow through GFC.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I follow you on GFC
amanda at midwesternmoms dot com
Thanks for this great giveaway!

Meredith said...

GFC follower
meredithfl at gmail dot com

Happy Blog Hopping!

Vivien said...


deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

TheGirlOnFire said...

This is great! Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC follower

Stephanie- thegirlonfire
thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

Samantha Cheng said...

Haha "charming comments!!" That's so creative and fitting for this site xD Thanks for this giveaway!
GFC Follower

PiinkPoodle said...

* +1 GFC Follower: PiinkPoodle
swttie at gmail dot com

* + 3 Giveaway Link on Sidebar:
On left hand side of blog. Under"Giveaways I've Entered! ♥"

* + 2 entries Tweeted:!/SwtPiink/status/48662146594258944

Thank you for the chance!

Stacey said...

Great giveaway!

I'm a GFC follower
Tweeted your giveaway


Cherry said...

Thank you for the chance to win! :)

Follower. GFC name is Cherry.

Re-posted your contest at:



Cherry Mischievous
chericenter-warrior2 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Misha said...

Thanks for the giveaway! :)
I am a GFC follower +1
Right sidebar under contests around the web

Nightly Cafe said...

I'm following Nightly Cafe'.



bkwalkerbooks at comcast dot com

Jel said...

im a GFC follower, name is Jel
punkme15 at gmail dot com

Jel said...

tweet here:

Mary @SweepingMe said...

Following you GFC.

Thank you for the giveaway!
Tweeted ~!/SweepingMe/status/48798886034284546

mary_reiss @

Cindy said...

Thanks for the chance to win.
I'm a new GFC follower: Cindy Macbeth

cindymacbeth at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

+1 GFC follower

mk26174 at gmail dot com

this would be great as I'm participating in the Ireland reading challenge!

Alicia said...

+1 following on GFC


+2 Tweeted about it here!/aliciacald

JessS said...

I follow via GFC as JessS.

polly said...

follow gfc publicly
thanks so much!

SarahSparrow said...

GFC follower.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Amy (ArtsyBookishGal) said...

GFC Follower! Thank you for the giveaway!

Amy // artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

Janelle said...

Longtime follower in GFC!
Thanks for a chance to win this marvelous book giveaway!
Best wishes,

Unknown said...

hey thanks for the giveaway
i follow alice priday

i tweeted!/bindisgirl/status/49024479493505025

i facebooked!/profile.php?id=1514527340

3 entries

Anonymous said...

Enter me please!

Sana Noor (GFC Follower)

Unknown said...

Thanks for the great giveaway would love to read this one ;) I am a GFC ;) Katrina whittaker +1
I also twittered your fab comp :)
I am run_with_wolves!/run_with_wolves/status/49022934282543104

Good luck to Everyone !!


Stacie said...

* +1 Following on GFC

* + 2 entries for tweeting about this giveaway!/StacieBromley/status/49042706219024384


CJ said...

This sounds great! I have always loved all things Irish! :)


+1 GFC follower: Christy
+2 tweeted:!/manyoceans/status/49080349732503552

Birgit said...

Thanks for this lovely giveaway!

Following on GFC!

danaan at gmx dot at

Mary Preston said...

I follow.
A very generous giveaway thank you.

Tammy said...

Beautiful book!! i LOVE historical fiction. Thanks for the giveaway-please enter me.

Rea said...

+1 GFC follower: Rea

+2 Tweeted:!/LePosies/status/49133907253280768

ArtemisG said...

Thank you for the giveaway!
Following you GFC as Diana

artgiote at gmail dot com

Dayen said...

Thanks for this lovely giveaway, Svea.
+ 1 as a Follower (Dayen Leah)
+ 2 Tweet -!/DayenLeah/status/49142149601701888
dayenleah (at) gmail (dot) com

Christie said...

Thank you for this giveaway! I look forward to reading this book if I win!

+1 GFC Follower - Chrissie
+2 Tweeted here:!/Chrissie123123/status/49202317798555649

swaggirl01 at gmail dot com

Grig said...

I'm in for 3 entries - I followed your blog and tweeted here:!/grig4/status/49212976862986240

Thanks for doing this giveaway! :) If I win, my email is grig at gmx dot com

*crosses fingers*

Judy said...

I have seen this book on the blogs and I have meant to have already purchased it. It looks like a very good read.

I am a follower-GFC-judy


Simply Stacie said...

GFC follower

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

E.J. Stevens said...

GFC follower. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!
Paranormal Author E.J. Stevens
From the Shadows[at]gmail[dot]com

Jennifer @ BookShelfery said...

GFC follower here
jenniferlynnadams at gmail dot com
The Bawdy Book Blog

Estella said...

Would love to win this book!

GFC follower

kissinoak at frontier dot com

Stacey Brucale said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I follow on GFC.


Rachel said...

Thanks for the opportunity!

+1 I follow

+2 I tweeted:!/RachyBee/status/49293802271285248

Devony said...

I follow! Aaron and Devony thanks!

Aik said...

GFC Follower - Aik

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Tyraa said...

GFC follower

Read for your future! said...

I would love to read this book! I am a new follower-Lora1967

Read for your future! said...

Im sorry i forgot my twitter link!/Lora1967/status/49377615278129152


AEKZ2 said...

New google follower.

virginia said...

im a gfc follower
the cover is so pretty and i think the story too.
i want this book.
cant wait to read it.
by the way thanks for the chance of winning..=))

virginia said...

im a gfc follower
the cover is so pretty and i think the story too.
i want this book.
cant wait to read it.
by the way thanks for the chance of winning..=))

Unknown said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I am a new GFC follower.
I also tweeted the giveaway:!/SusieBookworm/status/49496981080518656

susanna dot pyatt at student dot rcsnc dot org

Michele said...

Thanks for the chance to win!!

GFC Michele Luker

jmluker (at)

Ricki said...

I'm a new GFC follower (rickimc)

SweetShenanigans said...

I'm a follower! as Sweetshenanigans
girl23rocks at hotmail dot com

Unknown said...

Thank you for the chance to win this book. It's on my wish list! (I get a lot of ideas for my wish list from your blog :)

I'm a GFC follower

onebookshy at yahoo dot com

mamabunny13 said...

+1 I just read about this book and decided I have to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.
I follow via gfc
+2 tweet!/mamabunny13/status/49596176495947776
mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

Kristi The Book Faery said...

Thanks for the great book giveaway. I enjoyed your review and I must admit, it's been along time since I've read a good romance/suspense novel!

I'm a GFC: thebookfaery/Kristi


andrea b said...

thanks for the giveaway!
I'm a GFC follower as 'andrea b'


Wolf Bear said...

Sounds like an interesting book.
A New Follower.
2much2reid {at} comcast {dot} net

CaroleM said...

Follower on GFC. Thank you!

CaroleM said...

I tweeted (1)!/carolem/status/49645481244114945

CaroleM said...

I tweeted (2)!/carolem/status/49645481244114945

Carol M said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
I follow on GFC
mittens0831 at aol dot com

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

I'm an old follower-Lisa Richards

alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

Book Flame said...

I love the cover thanks for the chance to win!
follow via gfc