Saturday, October 30, 2010

A Discovery of Witches Preview and Giveaway!

To celebrate the Halloween season here at Debbie's Book Bag, we have a very interesting giveaway for you!

It's a two-part giveaway to showcase the upcoming release of A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
, which will release on February 8, 2011. Check out the synopsis of the book and a an awesome book trailer.


A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together.

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon an coveted treasure lost for centuries - and she is the only creature that can break it's spell.

Debut novelist Deborah Harkness has crafted a mesmerizing and addictive read, equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense. Diana is a bold heroine who meets her equal in vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and gradually warms up to him as their alliance deepens into an intimacy that violates age-old taboos. This smart, sophisticated story harks back to the novels of Anne Rice, but it is as contemporary and sensual as the Twilight series - with an extra serving of historical realism.

Part 1 of the giveaway is for a finished copy of the book, A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness which will be mailed to the winner when it releases in February.

Part 2 is for Book Buttons based on the book. These will be shipped as soon as a winner is chosen.


!.) You must be a follower of this blog to enter!
2.) You must leave a comment with your e-mail address on this post.
3.) The deadline for this giveaway is Midnight November 13th EST.


fredamans said...

I am a follower via GFC and would love to read this one! Thanks for hosting!


Unknown said...

i am following via gfc. Thanks for the giveaway
tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

Kulsuma said...

I'm a follower through gfc! Thanks.


Her Media - Karrine said...

Count me in Deb :) .

I also dropped you an email about reviewing books.

Discovery of Witches looks like it will be a great read- though I will likely stay awake 24 hours to read it ... which is an ongoing cause of sleep deprivation for me ;)

followed on google

justpeachy36 said...

Thanks Karrine,

I sent you a reply to your e-mail and thanks for promoting the contest via Twitter, today!

Mystica said...

I follow you on GFC and would like to be counted in.


StephTheBookworm said...

Ooh sounds so good! Please enter me in. I am a follower.

Linda Henderson said...

I can't wait to read this one. I do like stories with witches. I follow on GFC.

seriousreader at live dot com

Kathy Habel said...

I'm a follower.
Bkhabel at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book.

Anonymous said...

I'm A Vamp Chick Groupy;) With that said I am also love all PNR & UF creatures that Go Bump In the Night. Witches would be my second choice & then I'd probably pick Demons & select human last. Really, What pros are there to being human compared to all the other choices? ;D Happy Halloween..

Anonymous said...

Shoot, I forgot to say I am a GFC Follower and newsletter subscriber.

buddyt said...

I am a Follower via GFC.

If the giveaway is open worldwide. please enter me.

Thanks for the giveaway and hope you had a happy and crazy Halloween !

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

Pink Panther said...

Sounds lovely! Count me in for sure!
I am a follower and you can reach me at

Atta Girl said...

Hm.. Seems like a great book to read! Thanks for the giveaway!

Unknown said...

I really want to read this one. I've been hearing such great reviews on it.

GFC follower

Thanks so much,
onebookshy at yahoo dot com

Jasmine1485 said...

This book sounds right up my alley, I'd love to read it :) I'm following via GFC as Jasmine1485

Kate1485 at

Emma said...

I am a follower and email subscriber.This book sound wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

Book Loving Mommy said...

I am a follower (and email subscriber)! I would LOVE to read this book!! Thanks for another great giveaway!


Kate said...

I'm a new follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

Aik said...

I'm a follower.

Win $20 to here:

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Ammy Belle said...


Great giveaway - this in on my to-read list. Thanks!

apereiraorama @

sablelexi said...

I'm a new follower!

jlynettes @ hotmail . com

Lauren M said...

This book sounds really interesting! I'd never heard of it before, but now I'm excited to read it!

I'm a GFC follower.

Jennifer said...

I have to read this one. Sounds great. Old follower.

BookNoise at gmail dot com

Bookworm Lisa said...

Sounds like a great book. Just became a follower.

ke7yca at gmail dot com

Diana D said...

I just became a GFC follower. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

I follow via GFC.
I would love to read this!

Unknown said...

Please count me in if this is open to international followers. I follow via gfc (Dea Sauva).

*yadkny* said...

WOW those are awesome buttons and the trailer was great too!