Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Book Giveaway - Strange Brew - Anthology

We have a new release day giveaway for a copy of the anthology Strange Brew! A big thank you goes to the St. Martin’s Press publicist who is kindly sharing a copy of this book.

About the Book:
Today’s hottest urban fantasy authors come together in this delicious brew that crackles and boils over with tales of powerful witches and dark magic!

In Charlaine Harris’ “Bacon,” a beautiful vampire joins forces with a witch from an ancient line to find out who killed her beloved husband. In “Seeing Eye” by Patricia Briggs, a blind witch helps sexy werewolf Tom Franklin find his missing brother—and helps him in more ways than either of them ever suspected. And in Jim Butcher’s “Last Call,” wizard Harry Dresden takes on the darkest of dark powers—the ones who dare to mess with this favorite beer.

For anyone who’s ever wondered what lies beyond the limits of reality, who’s imagined the secret spaces where witches wield fearsome magic, come and drink deep. Let yourself fall under the spell of this bewitching collection!

About the Giveaway:
Release day for Strange Brew is July 7, 2009 and you have until early that morning to leave a comment on this post to enter. This giveaway is open to US addresses only.

There are 9 stories in this anthology by a very talented group of authors in Urban Fantasy. I’d love to hear which author’s story you’re most excited to read.

The authors are: Patricia Briggs, Jim Butcher, Rachel Caine, Karen Chance, P. N. Elrod, Charlaine Harris, Faith Hunter, Caitlin Kittredge and Jenna Maclaine.

I know, what a tough decision!

You can visit the St. Martin’s Press website: HERE

If you’d like a better look at the stories included in Strange Brew, feel free to check out my review on the Darque Reviews website: HERE

Good luck, and happy reading! Be sure to check back on July 7, 2009 to see if you’re the lucky winner.

Kimberly Swan, DarqueReviews.com

81 comments:

Cooper said...

Jim Butcher is the only reason why I started learning how to write. The dresden Files ROCKS!!!!!

~Leigh said...

This anthology has so many awesome writers involved that I would have a hard time picking one favorite story to anticipate reading.

I always love a little more Harry Dresden, so Jim Butcher is high on the list.

Then again, Caitlin Kittredge's addition is a Sunny story and I'm really curious to see the developments she makes in Sunny's character.

Oh, and ummm...Charlaine and Patricia and...geez, this is one seriously over-achieving anthology.

Kimberly B. said...

I think I'd probably be most excited to read Charlaine Harris' story, but there are so many great authors in there it's hard to say! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

LadyVampire2u said...

An anthology with a bunch of my favorite authors so I'd really appreciate you entering my name to win this one. Thanks!
LadyVampire2u(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Melissa said...

I'm excited for this anthology because there are so many excellent authors involved. But I'm most excited for the Jim Butcher short story. I can't wait!

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

This anthology looks rockin' and Charlaine Harris' story just sweetens the pot! Please enter me in this giveway.

Thank you - Miranda

mdwartistry at yahoo dot com

Becky said...

This anthology looks really good. It contains some of my favorite authors, so it would be hard to decide which story to read first. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Mandi said...

Patricia Briggs will be the first story I read!

housemouse88 said...

I'm looking forward to reading what all the authors have wrote. Choosing just one is extremely hard, however, my choice is Patricia. Have a great day.

lysrian said...

ooooh, I would love to read Strange Brew!

Chris said...

This is already on my must read list! What a great prize. I have to admit that I'm most excited about the Dresden Files story.

Brooke Reviews said...

I can't wait to read this one! :D

I Heart Book Gossip said...

So many authors in one book! I love it. Count me in please.

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Jamie said...

This sounds so awesome!! It has some awesome authors!

Daelith said...

I enjoy reading several of these authors and would love the chance to try some of the ones I'm not familiar with. Definitely count me in on this drawing.

Thank you for holding this contest.

joder said...

I am a Charlaine Harris fanatic, so I'm most giddy about her contribution.

Cybercliper said...

Hi Kimberly, great give away. Believe it or not, Patricia Briggs is the only author listed in the anthology I've read...yeah I know, last person on the planet who hasn't read Jim Butcher!! Looking forward to your review on Winter Duty - thinking of starting this series.

Rachel M said...

Patricia Briggs, Karen Chance, Charlaine Harris, and Caitlin Kittredge are who I'm looking forward to the most. But I love anthologies because they are the best (and cheapest) way to discover new authors .

jennilovevirgo said...

I love the cover on this one, and it looks like it's going to be packed with some great stories. Enter me please!

jennilovevirgo AT aol DOT com

tetewa said...

First time hearing of this one, what a great group of authors!

I Heart Monster said...

I'd love to win so that I could read Rachel Caine's story. I heart Rachel Caine.

Hagelrat said...

I love and read all these authors and soooo want this. Thanks for the contest.

Sonya said...

I love Harry Dresden! That would be the first one I'd read, but I also like Charlaine Harris, and I've been wanting to give Patricia Briggs a try. Awesome giveaway.

Roxanne Rhoads said...

I love Jenna Maclaine's books so I am really looking forward to reading her story but I've heard so much about many of the others so I hope this will introduce me to their work as well.

~Roxanne Rhoads
www.fang-tasticbooks.blogspot.com

Michelle G said...

Kimberly,

Add my name to the pot. :)

M

Michelle G said...

One more reason why I am not a multi-tasker....I can't talk to my child and type on the puter at the same time. LOL

I would be most interested in the story by Jim Butcher. :)

M

Upper West Side Writer said...

I've love to enter--thanks!

lesleymfan(at)gmail(dot)com

Jessica said...

Since the first author that I started reading from the selected authors was Charlaine Harris. I have to say I most anxiously awaiting her story. Although I do love several more of the other authors, and a few that I only read from other short story novellas are really good too.

Barb P said...

Hi Kimberly! I have read several things written by all of these authors and they are all a fantastic read. I think though, the stories I am most looking forward to reading, are by Karen Chance, and Caitlin Kittredge. I truely love both of these authors. I do have to say though, I think that I would buy this book just for the cover alone. Awesome!

delitealex said...

So many great authors in one book. I would love to win this.

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RachaelfromNJ said...

OOOOOOOO I really want to read this one!! Please enter me. :)

Erica B. said...

Caitlin Kittredge, Patricia Briggs, and Karen Chance all in one book. This is going to be good!!!!!!!!!!!

Valorie said...

Charlaine Harris! I LOVE her stuff.

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Alexia561 said...

Oh my goodness! So many of my favorite authors in one book...how to choose which to read first? Love Patricia Briggs, Jim Butcher, Rachel Caine, Karen Chance, and Caitlin Kittredge. Will probably have to flip a coin. :)

Crystal Adkins said...

Faith Hunter :) she's a facebook friend but I've never read her work so that would be the one I'd most be looking forward to :)

elnice said...

What a great group of writers in one anthology. Charlaine, Rachel Caine and new ones, how will I choose which to read first!

bridget3420 said...

Ooooh! I want this so bad!

Pamk said...

would have to be Patricia briggs Love her books all of them i've read. And since she has a couple coming soon I can wait for more more more.

Jackie (Literary Escapism) said...

Patricia Briggs, Jim Butcher, Rachel Caine, Karen Chance, P. N. Elrod, Charlaine Harris, Faith Hunter, Caitlin Kittredge and Jenna Maclaine.

I have to pick one author!? Are you crazy woman? How is that even possible. Anything by Briggs, Chance & Harris is going to be awesome. I haven't read Kittredge, Hunter or Maclaine before, so this is a great chance to do it. Caine and Elrod, I'm lukewarm about.

So I have to chose one....let's go with Maclaine. Her Wages of Sin has been sitting in my TBR stack for awhile now. Maybe after reading her short in Strange Brew, it'll fight its way to the top of my "need to read next" list.

Lori T said...

Oh my, that is definitely a hard decision, but I would have to say Patricia Briggs. I love her writing and I look forward to everything she writes.

Although, what a line-up. How can you really go wrong with any of them. I would love to be entered.

honey1977 said...

Hi Kimberley.
That's difficult. I'm a real fan of Patricia Briggs and Rachel Caine. But who knows? Maybe there's a beautiful story by an author that I don't know yet.
I'm really looking forward to find out :)!

Social Ghost said...

Count me in!

Shannon said...

An anthology with a bunch of my favorite authors so I'd really like a chance to win this one.

BreiaB said...

I think I would be most excited to read Patricia Briggs or Karen Chance,although I like them all.

Michelle in Colorado Springs said...

This looks to be a fun book.

danetteb said...

Nice author list, thanks for thesweet giveaway.

Hugs, Danette

Leslie said...

Definitely can't wait to read the Patty Briggs story. Love her!

There are also a number of authors that I haven't read so this will be a great way to try them out. Thanks for the chance. :)

Karyn said...

I am very excited for this anthology. I have yet to read any Jim Butcher, so I am looking forward to that. But Rachel Caine and Karen Chance are 2 of my favorites!

Vicki said...

Pick one? Oh Wow! I just can't do that, but I can say that I think Patricia Briggs rocks!

pookie0331[at]gmail[dot]com

Karen W. said...

I've been dying for this anthology with so many of my favorite authors.
It's hard to choose, but I'd have to say I'm most excited about the Patricia Briggs story.

donnas said...

So many great authors in one book. I think I am most excited about Rachel Caine, I love her d sereis and would cool to read a short story.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Anonymous said...

love to read


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etirv said...

I most look forward to reading Charlaine Harris' story!

Y. Bressani said...

I would like to be considered. Thanks for the giveaway!

Heather C said...

I'm really interested in Faith Hunter's new story. So many great authors, its hard to choose.

:)
Heather

CrystalGB said...

I would love to read this anthology. Thank you for the giveaway.

Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot]com

CrystalGB said...

I would love to read this anthology. Thank you for the giveaway.

Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot]com

Marie said...

Charlaine Harris and Jim Butcher, not to mention the other authors, what a great collection!

marielay@gmail.com

Cecile said...

OMG.... I am late to the party!!! Damn, I will have to change my avatar to a white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland running around saying he is late!!!! Always late!!!!

Anyway... Kim, drop my hat in that magical hat of your for a chance to win this awesome book!!!
I will start the bribery at a truck of chocolate and a hunk of man to come with it!!! LOL!

Kim, I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July and a wonderful weekend!!!

mcruppe said...

Let's see... Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher and all the other wonderful authors. I love anthologies because they allow me to read stories from many talented writers and then read full novels from them all.

Pam said...

Several of my favorite authors in one book! What a deal. Thanks!

Thanks.
pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Sue said...

I think Rachel Caine is one I'm looking at most.

Zhye said...

It's a toss up between Jim Butcher and Rachel Caine. Both of them write extraordinarily well, but I guess I'd have to go with Jim Butcher because the premise of that story sounds hilarious.

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Kimberly!

Please throw my name in and stir well! I love all these authors, but Jim Butcher and Charlaine Harris are favorites. How did I miss this??? Check it out further now!

Dottie :)

Soul Trekking said...

I'm excited to see a short by Rachel Caine - one of my favorite authors who sadly, doesn't seem to be read as much as Charlaine Harris, Patricia Briggs, Kim Harrison or Kelley Armstrong (although I enjoy them all).

Sara said...

I'm most excited for Caitlin Kittredge's story, but also really want to read Patricia Briggs and Rachel Caine's stories.

Caffey said...

I read quite a few of the authors in that anthology so was so glad to see this coming out! Thanks for the heads up on the stories in each of them! Can't wait! I'd love to play for this! THanks

Kytaira said...

I went over and checked out the review first. great review! i'm looking forward to Patricia Briggs story the most. A blind witch and a werewolf!

californiameaghan said...

this book sounds super fun!

Donna (Fantasy Dreamer) said...

So many good authors in one book, can't pass up on this book. It's a toss up between Charlaine Harris and Patricia Briggs for me, can't decide. ;-)

Carolyn said...

Thanks for the contest. The authors list looks amazing. I wouldnt be able to choose a author.

booklover1335 said...

I would love to read this for the Charlaine Harris and Patricia Briggs stories...as well as a few others. This is just a fantastic anthology and I would love to win it!

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Carrie said...

I think I like Charlaine Harris the best. Although there is a really good selection of authors to choose from!

Book Junkie said...

Oh! I hope I still have time to enter!!
bjwaldron@gmail.com

evrythngzen said...

Wow, thank you so much for listing this one. I hadn't heard about it (no I don't live under a rock..worse...I work 70hrs a week). I can't wait to read it. It's going to be great. Thanks again.

S.M.D. said...

I'd like to be entered please! This looks like an interesting book :).

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MarnieColette said...

This sounds very good. I can't wait to read.

Jackie Uhrmacher said...

I'd say I'm most excited about Karen Chance's story because I'm a huge fan girl!

Carmen R said...

I can't just pick one author's story in Strange Brew that I'm most wanting to read because there are a lot of great authors who have stories in it. So I will list a few of them that I am most interested in reading and they are. Charlaine Harris, Rachel Caine, Karen Chance, and Caitlin Kittredge.

Alexa said...

I'd love to win this! All of the authors sound great!

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Suzanne said...

If it's not to late to enter...would love to! Looks like a great collection!

Suzanne
quzy {at} mac {dot} com