Friday, July 16, 2010

1k-a-day Friday Giveaway 3

This week's 1k-a-day book up for grabs is Graceling by Kristin Cashore. I've owned this book for awhile and got it because of all the buzz about it. I'm not a huge fan of hard-core fantasy, but finally, the book called to me. Thank god it did! I can't describe how much I loved this book. I sped through it and as soon as I did, I wanted the sequel. I hurried to my library's ebook website and checked it out right away. I'm reading it now! The characters pop out at you, the world feels like one I could travel to. If you haven't read this book, it's a must. Maybe you'll be the lucky winner! Below is the synopsis taken from bn.com:

Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight—she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king’s thug.

When she first meets Prince Po, Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change. She never expects to become Po’s friend. She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace—or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away . . . a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.

To enter, comment in this post, or any post from last Friday leaving your word count by 9pm PDT today. Please remember, you must reside in the US/Canada to win the weekly prizes due to the cost of international shipping. The final contest for 1k-a-day, the prize pack will be opened to all participates. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments section of this post.

I will be announcing the winner some time tomorrow via the blog and Twitter. Thanks everyone and good luck!


AND, I promised to announce the winner of the surprise book giveaway. I had my husband pick a number from 1-3 (three people entered to win) and let my husband pick a number. He picked #3!

Sarah Olutola is the winner!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats Sarah! Please email me at YAedge at yahoo dot com with your address and I'll mail it off ASAP.

6 comments:

Bee said...

Lucky winners! So wish this was international...

Tami Klockau said...

Sorry Bee! Being unemployed, I can't afford the cost to ship internationally right now. The final (BIG) giveaway will be! It will include multiple books/swag

nymfaux said...

OMG!!!!!! JUST found this!!! I LOVE it!!!!!! I was SUPER productive on my blog...1,888 this week...but not so much my stories...0

However, I'm hoping now that I know about this contest, I can be more productive!!!!

I'd love to be entered--I've heard amazing things about Graceling!!!!

Thanks!!!!!!

Sherry Ficklin said...

Friday wordcount total: 24,055. Not TOO bad, but not great either. Might have to put in a few hours tomorrow...

Tami Klockau said...

Welcome nymfaux! It's never too late to join 1k-a-day. We still have 13 days left and books to give away!

nymfaux said...

Yea!!! Thanks!!!