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Blog tour and giveaway ~ Drood!

February 27, 2009
*** THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!! ***

On June 9, 1865, while traveling by train to London with his secret mistress, 53-year-old Charles Dickens--at the height of his powers and popularity, the most famous and successful novelist in the world and perhaps in the history of the world--hurtled into a disaster that changed his life forever.

Did Dickens begin living a dark double life after the accident? Were his nightly forays into the worst slums of London and his deepening obsession with corpses, crypts, murder, opium dens, the use of lime pits to dissolve bodies, and a hidden subterranean London mere research . . . or something more terrifying?

Just as he did in The Terror, Dan Simmons draws impeccably from history to create a gloriously engaging and terrifying narrative. Based on the historical details of Charles Dickens's life and narrated by Wilkie Collins (Dickens's friend, frequent collaborator, and Salieri-style secret rival), DROOD explores the still-unsolved mysteries of the famous author's last years and may provide the key to Dickens's final, unfinished work: The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Chilling, haunting, and utterly original, DROOD is Dan Simmons at his powerful best.


Read an excerpt here. And watch the author discuss the book:

Dan Simmons is the prolific author of multiple award-winning novels, including the Hyperion series, and The Terror (giveaway!). He can be found online at his website, and earthbound in Colorado.

Blog tour participants (sorry I'm late with this, my bad!!):
A High and Hidden Place
book:thirty
Bermudaonion's Weblog
Write for a Reader
The Book Czar
A Circle of Books
A Bookworm's World
The Tome Traveller's Weblog
Books Ahoy!
Allison's Attic
Medieval Bookworm
Cafe of Dreams
The Sleepy Reader
My Friend Amy
Jenn's Bookshelf
A Blog of Books
cheryl's book nook
Shooting Stars Mag
Savvy Verse and Wit
Best Book I Have Not Read
Bookish Ruth
Booking Mama
Marta's Meanderings
Darby's Closet

Giveaway details:
Thanks to Hachette Book Group, I have 3 copies of Drood to give away. This giveaway will run till 11:59pm on March 8th, and is open to US & Canada residents only. Sorry, no P.O. Boxes - HBG rules.

To enter, just leave a comment. That's it. Multiple entries will be be disqualified.

Follow my blog for an additional entry. Existing followers count, too. Comment & let me know. Blog about this giveaway for two more entries. Comment with the link to your actual post.

And don't forget to come back & find out if you've won. Winners will have 3 days to get me their mailing info, after which I'll draw a replacement. Good luck!!

Bookroom ReviewsCheck out more giveaways at the Book Giveaway Carnival, March 2nd to March 8th!

link love: Check out West of Mars - Win a Book for more Drood giveaways!

150 comments:

kalea_kane said...

I would really love to win this. I have read some great reviews. :) I also think you are a doll for giving a heads up for West of Mars Win A Book, THEY rock! Thanks for the chance!

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

kalea_kane said...

I am a brand new follower. :) Thank you again. I look forward to reading more of your reviews!

Kelly

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

Luanne said...

No need to enter me Drey - Just stopping by on the tour to say hi!

Rebecca Anne said...

This sounds like a nice suspense book. I haven't read anything by this author before, but Charlens Dickens yes!
Rebecca

Toni said...

Great Blog Tour Post! I have to admit I had NO idea where the book was going when I started it. It was just a great maze of brilliant writing. I could really go on and on. :) Happy Blog Tour! NO need to enter me.

carolsnotebook said...

All the reviews have definitely made to want to read this one. Thanks for entering me in the contest. I am a follower.

avisannschild said...

I'll second what Carol said: After reading all the reviews on this blog tour, I really want to read this book! Please enter me, thanks.

bermudaonion said...

Don't enter me. Just wanted to say that I loved this book.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Nope, no need to enter me. I'm just dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this up at Win a Book.

Indigo said...

This sounds like a captivating book! Please enter me for the drawing. I'm also a follower on Google Reader. Thanks! Indigo

wheels209 said...

Hi Drey please enter me in the Drood giveaway. I have been waiting for this book & giveaway to hit your blog for a while. Can't wait to read the book & see how the contest turns out.
wheels209@verizon.net

AmandaSue said...

Sounds interesting, I'd love a chance to read this thanks.

AmandaSue said...

I'm a follower thanks.

scottsgal said...

sounds like a great suspenseful read. count me in.
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bookoholic13 said...

Please enter me - this book looks great. I'm a follower.

dolls123 said...

Would love to read this

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Annie said...

What a fabulous book to be giving away!

I would love to win, read and pass it on to my dad!

Thanks


nancyrobster@gmail.com

Annie said...

I follow your blog!

Thanks


nancyrobster@gmail.com

bridget3420 said...

I'd like to enter.

bridget3420 said...

I'm a follower:)

donnas said...

Please enter me.

I am already a follower.

caite said...

I would love to be entered, it looks great.

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Miriam said...

Great post, Drey! Have a good weekend!

Janel said...

I really want this book. I don't think I've seen a bad review for it yet. Let's see if I can keep up my lucky streak!

I already follow you : )

jgbeads AT gmail DOT com

Janel said...

I blogged about this in my right sidebar at:

http://janelsjumble.blogspot.com

Dar said...

Hmmmm, maybe I can be lucky here a second time Drey. lol. Please enter me. I already follow you and I am going to post this on my sidebar. Thanks for the giveaway.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

MJ said...

Please cont me in

MJ said...

following

Melanie said...

Another great give away - thanks!

ann marie said...

Thanks Drey for the great giveaway. Have a great weekend :)

carlene said...

Please include me in your drawing. Thanks Carlene
willreadforever@verizon.net

Debdesk said...

I would love to be include in your drawing. This looks like a great book.
Debbie
Debdesk9@verion.net

Debdesk said...

I am a follower.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9@verizon.net

Valorie said...

I would love a chance to win.

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Valorie said...

I am a follower.

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Valorie said...

Blogged:
http://www.morbid-romantic.net/2009/02/24/book-giveaways-0223-0301/

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

drey said...

Wow, everyone, thanks for stopping by. Good luck to you! =) And make sure to check out the blog links - I know there are other giveaways for Drood out there...

Kristi said...

Sign me up for the drawing! Thanks Drey

Kristi said...

I am also a follower!

olympianlady said...

Please enter me. This book looks REALLY good. Thanks!

tiffanyak1986(at)hotmail(dot)com

olympianlady said...

I'm also subscribed via e-mail.

tiffanyak1986(at)hotmail(dot)com

Bcteagirl said...

This one sounds very interesting! Thanks for the great contest :)

Lady Roxi said...

I would love to read this.

Thanks

MonieG said...

I've been wanting to read this ever since I listened to The Terror on audio. Thanks for the giveaway.

olympianlady said...

I also blogged about this giveaway at: http://olympianlady.livejournal.com/3684.html
Thanks!

tiffanyak1986(at)hotmail(dot)com

Stacie said...

Please count me in.

Teddy Rose said...

This has been a wonderful blog tour! I would love to win this book!

I just became a follower and I blogged about your giveaway here:

http://teddyrose.blogspot.com/2009/02/this-weeks-giveaways-galore_28.html

teddyr66 at yahoo dot com

Mo from Unmainstream Mom Reads said...

Hi Drey,
Please enter me, Drood sounds really good.
Thanks!

Mo from Unmainstream Mom Reads said...

I've been following your blog for a while now :)

Bev said...

Hi Drey,
Just signed on as a follower. Count me in too for Drood : D

BevE
merryweatherbookblog@gmail.com

Meg89 said...

I'm so excited to read this, I've seen it everywhere and it just looks so -- I mean, have you seen the cover?!

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Cassandra C. said...

I would love to buy this on my own, but have sadly had to cut my book budget because of the economy! Being a grad student isn't easy! But I have had my eye on this book for a while now. I LOVE this time period and am SO ready for a thriller to break my 'royal intrigue' slump. Good luck to all!!
colec[at]students[dot]sou[dot]edu

Ursula said...

I just found this site and would love to win a copy of Drood.

Rue said...

I've been hearing great stuff about this book. Thanks for the chance to win!
ruthann (dot) francis (at) gmail (dot) com

Dixie said...

This sounds fascinating. I'd love to read it.

southrngal(at)gmail(dot)com

Kaye said...

Hi Drey I am a new follower. This book looks intriguing.

Please enter me in the drawing
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Memory said...

This book sounds wonderful. Please enter me.

-- Memory
xicanti AT gmail.com

Victoria said...

My brother in law is a huge fan of charles dickens and I'd love to give this to him. It sounds like a mysterious thriller. Thanks. utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

Belladonna1975 said...

I would love to win this book.
Thanks so much!

Belladonna1975(at)pobox(dot)com

Erin said...

This sounds like a really great read! Count me in and thanks for hosting all these great giveaways!

Amanda said...

Please enter me, too! My address is amandagignac [at] gmail [dot] com. Thanks!

Neverwithoutabook said...

I've heard great reviews and enjoyed the video. Now I'd love to read the book. Please enter me. I just became a follower, too!

bookgirlokc said...

Please enter me. Thanks!

Sara said...

I want to win. Please enter me, thanks! I'm also a follower. Sararush (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Jo-Jo said...

Please enter me in this contest!
joannelong74@gmail.com

Jo-Jo said...

I'm also a follower....
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Icedream said...

I am a huge fan of Dan Simmons and Drood has been on my wishlist. I would love to be entered. Thanks!

waitmantwillie@hotmail.com

Icedream said...

I am already a follower of your blog. :D
waitmantwillie@hotmail.com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

sounds great

Prisca said...

This book is at the very top of my TBR list. :) I'm so jealous you've got so many copies. Thanks for posting the video, too!

periabd1 (at)yahoo (dot)com

micaela6955/Michele P. said...

neat book! Would love to read it!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Melissa said...

I've read so many good reviews on this book, I'd love to win a copy!

mlb108[at]gmail[dot]com

Thanks!!!

Carol said...

I would love to win this! Thank you!
I'm a follower.
Carol M
mittens0831 AT aol.com

trish said...

I'd really like to read this book! And if I win it, it's that much better.

I follow your blog, by the way!

bettyd said...

Most books are checked out of new book section at library after a brief scan of the flyleaf. I wouldn't know which author was asian as opposed to asian-american just that the books intrigued me.

bettyd said...

I follow
sorry, ended up pasting in the wrong comment in previous entry. For some reason Firefox wouldn't let me comment under google ID - so being lazy I copied the comment over to IE window.
ps I would love to read the book set in that timeperiod in London

Anita Yancey said...

Sounds like a really great book. One I would love to read. Thanks for having this giveaway.

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Anita Yancey said...

I'm also a follower. Thanks!

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Marie said...

I have been wanting to read this one, it looks great!

vmlay@artsci.wustl.edu

velocibadgergirl said...

Ooh, this one sounds good! Count me in :)

Thanks!
velocibadgergirl at gmail dot com

Qwill said...

My one comment.

Mia J. said...

This sounds like a great read. Please enter me.

Ginny said...

This book looks really good!

Ginny said...

I'm following

demmi said...

sounds like a good book con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

Mari said...

I would love a chance to win this book! I am a follower as well. :)

oona. said...

The cover looks very intriguing!

Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

YZgirl4 said...

Looks like a good read!
Thanks

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Becca said...

Please enter me. I would love to read this. Thanks
rebecca.bradeen(at)verizon(dot)net

Literary Feline said...

I would love the chance to win a copy of Drood. Thanks for the contest!

literaryfeline(at)gmail(dot)com

Melanie said...

This books sounds great. Please enter me as well!

samsakara said...

I would love to have this book

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samsakara said...

I follow your blog

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techyone said...

I'm reading The Terror now and love it so I'd love to read The Drood. This is one talented author.

Where beauty meets brains said...

i would love to get the chance to read this book, i am a history major and have a found love of europe so this book would be amazing.

i am following your blog : )

deltay said...

Wonderful, count me in!

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a real librarian said...

Thanks for the chance!! This book sounds awesome!!!

areallibrarian[at]gmail[dot]com

Valerie said...

this sounds pretty good
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windycindy said...

I really want to read this book! Please count me in your drawing. Many, many thanks!
Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I am a happy subscriber!
Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Angela C said...

Thanks for the giveaway:)

Candie said...

The plot line definately caught my attention. Thank you.

candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

Literate Housewife said...

I have heard so much about this book. I'd love a chance to win. I'm not following you in my Google Reader. :)

S.M.D. said...

Oh, I'm in. My last comment disappeared for some reason...

In any case, I blogged about this giveaway here: http://wisb.blogspot.com/2009/03/book-giveaways-around-blogosphere.html

Thanks and my email is in my profile if you need it!

Tasses said...

Love historical fiction and this one looks great! I subscribe through Google Reader and have blogged about it on my book blog: Here's The Post

caseykelp said...

This book is on my wishlist, thank you for the giveaway.

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Lisa said...

I'd love a chance to win this book! Thanks for hosting1

lisamos64@gmail.com

Lisa said...

Oh, and I'm also a stalker, I mean follower!

Amanda said...

Please enter me! I LOVED The Terror.

Jeanette J said...

I would love to read this book. Please enter me.

Michelle Kuo said...

I'd love to enter to win this! I really want to read this book.

Michelle Kuo said...

Already a follower :)

Michelle Kuo said...

Posted it up in my blog:

http://flyingsolooooo.blogspot.com/2009/03/book-giveaway-links-for-march.html

rottawa said...

I woul LOVE to read this. Please enter me

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Jinxy and Me said...

This looks interesting!

Jinxy and Me said...

I'm a follower!

jolt! said...

Looks like a fun read - I'd love to give it a try, thanks!

Jo-Jo said...

I'm back to let you know that I blogged about your contest here.

Nickolay said...

I just ran out of new stuff to read so this would really help out. There is still some Winter left

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Jennifer said...

I've heard such good things about Dan Simmons! I have The Terror, but haven't gotten around to reading it yet.

Thanks so much,

kairilily at yahoo dot com

JamericanSpice said...

I would love to win this!

masonsgranny59 said...

ty 4 the awesome giveaway and 4 the entry:)masonsgranny59atyahoo.com

Karen in TN said...

An opportune giveaway - my mother is wanting to read this.

I follow your blog via googlreader.

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Nicole said...

Love to read. Thanks!

Nicole said...

I'm a follower.

Heather said...

thansk for the opportunity! eould love to read this book

Pam said...

Oh...would love to try this book. Thanks!!

Cheryl S. said...

I really want to read this book - please count me in!

Thanks,
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Anonymous said...

I'd like to read this book. Thanks.
-Terra H.
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Molly C. said...

Sounds really interesting.

the oxford comma said...

The reviews for this one have me interested!

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bison61 said...

I'd love to win this

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silverhartgirl said...

i would love to read this

Rebecca said...

This book sounds really interesting, I'd love to get a copy of it.

My email address is rmsacks at hotmail dot com.

Rebecca said...

I am also now a follower of your blog.

nhertel85 said...

I'd like to enter
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nhertel85 said...

I'm a follower
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Homemaker said...

What a great giveaway!! Thanks for giving us this great opportunity to win.

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Homemaker said...

I'm a follower:o)

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Staci said...

I'm willing to roll the dice!!

Enter me please!!

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Anonymous said...

Please enter me to win, too! I loved his last book, The Terror, and I love to read!

Sheila
skkorman@bellsouth.net

yadgirl said...

Count me in.

k-team said...

This looks like my kind of book, thanks!

Betty C said...

This sounds like a fascinating book.

Donna M. Clark said...

I would like to read tis book. I love stories about famous authors. Thank you for having this giveaway. litefoo873@hotmail.com

Donna M. Clark said...

I am a follower. litefoot873@hotmail.com

PisecoMom (Mom's Marbles) said...

I heard a review of Drood on NPR... thanks for the giveaway!

barbara said...

Ooh - this sounds really good!

tomcat53 said...

This book sounds so good thanks for the chance

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