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Contest: A Discovery of Witches!

October 29, 2010
Last Saturday's spotlight featured author Deborah Harkness discussing which wines you could serve on a date with a vampire... Today we're doing a lil' pre-release (or rather, two-months-ahead-of-release) celebrating with a giveaway!

What's the release, you ask? Well... none other than her first work of fiction, A Discovery of Witches!

a discovery of witches

It begins with absence and desire.
It begins with blood and fear.
It begins with a discovery of witches.

When historian Diana Bishop opens a bewitched alchemical manuscript in Oxford’s Bodleian Library it represents an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordinary life. Though descended from a long line of witches, she is determined to remain untouched by her family’s legacy. She banishes the manuscript to the stacks, but Diana finds it impossible to hold the world of magic at bay any longer.

For witches are not the only otherworldly creatures living alongside humans. There are also creative, destructive daemons and long-lived vampires who become interested in the witch’s discovery. They believe that the manuscript contains important clues about the past and the future, and want to know how Diana Bishop has been able to get her hands on the elusive volume.

Chief among the creatures who gather around Diana is vampire Matthew Clairmont, a geneticist with a passion for Darwin. Together, Diana and Matthew embark on a journey to understand the manuscript’s secrets. But the relationship that develops between the ages-old vampire and the spellbound witch threatens to unravel the fragile peace that has long existed between creatures and humans—and will certainly transform Diana’s world as well.

Up for grabs are a set of gorgeous buttons boasting allegiance to each of the magical species in the novel (“I’M A WITCH,” “I’M A VAMPIRE,” “I’M A DAEMON”), one that poses that nagging question, “Where is Ashmole 782?” AND one finished copy of the book*.
* The book will not ship until its publication date in January


To enter the contest, comment on why you'd want to read A Discovery of Witches. Remember to include your email address for winner notifications. US and Canada only, please (no PO Boxes!). Do it before 6pm CST Nov 11th!

Deborah Harkness is online at her website, and on facebook: Deborah Harkness, A Discovery of Witches.

For extra entries:
+1 Which button do you want most?
+1 Tweet this giveaway, comment separately with your twitter status.
+1 FB share (, comment separately with your FB name.
+1 List this on your blog sidebar, comment separately with your blog link.

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debbie said...

The book sounds really good. I don't often read books with witches and vampires together.

debbie said...

I am really torn, I like all the buttons. I would probably take the I am human button.

Rachel said...

I'd love to read this because I live near Salem and witches are always interesting around here. I like the I'm a Human button best. Thanks for the giveaway!

petite said...

This book sounds unique and original. Something that I would enjoy. The buttons are lovely and my favorite is the Human Button. Thanks. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

Benita said...

The book sounds inviting and compelling.


Benita said...

I most want I'm a witch.


holdenj said...

I would like to read this book because it looks great and I like the "normal" type jobs these paranormal folks have. Should be interesting with a historian and geneticist as heroes.
Thanks so much!

holdenj said...

With all the paranormal stories out there today, I kind of like the irony of the I'm a human button!

Bethany C. said...

I want to read this because I heart witches!


Bethany C. said...

So naturally, I'd like the witch button most.


Unknown said...

The book sounds really good. Please enter me in contest. I am a follower and email subscriber.

doreen lamoureux said...

I am fancinated with witchery. I am picking up a book for spells and magic potions for beginers.

dorcontest at gmail dot com

doreen lamoureux said...

My fave button is I'm a Witch.

dorcontest at gmail dot com

doreen lamoureux said...

I tweeted

dorcontest at gmail dot com

doreen lamoureux said...

Facebook share!/profile.php?id=100000384250939

dorcontest at gmail dot com

clenna said...

I love reading about vampires, witches and werewolves. This book has two out of three. Sounds great to me.

clenna at aol dot com

Unknown said...

I'm sorry but Vamps are my first love.. BUT....Witches are my second favorite to read. There aren't a whole lot of witch books published in mass market to read and this sounds like its an awesome book. Thank you for giving a chance at winning this book.
Ashmole 782 has to be something in this book because it doesn't sound familiar to me. I am a GCF follower & newsletter subscriber. Happy Halloween ;D Stephmartin71(at)yahoo(dot)com

Karielle Stephanie said...

I want to read Deborah's book because it sounds fascinating! Love all the different paranormal creatures...but this one has all of them! :)

+1 I would love to get the "I'm a Witch" button :)

+2 total

Unknown said...

This sounds like a really good book that combines a lot of different elements and creatures. I'd love to read it!

onebookshy at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

I would probably choose the witch button first!

onebookshy at yahoo dot com

Elise said...

Enter me. I would love to win this book because I love books about witches and magic. Sounds great!

+1 I would love the I'm a witch button!

caliblue7 at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

I love stories about witches, who doesn't!? Thanks for the giveaway.

Of course I choose the witch button!

pinkpeonyblossom at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

The world that Deborah has created looks incredible! I came across this book last night online. This is a def must have book. I LOVE witches and everything about them.

Unknown said...

The buttons are INCREDIBLE! I would def have to choose the I'm a WITCH button. They do say wishes come true ya know!

Unknown said...

I retweeted your tweet(fangedmom73)!/fangedmom73/status/2035525116502016

Unknown said...


No blog to post to though!



Thank you for the chance to win!!

Michele said...

I love Paranormal books!! Love going into a fantasy world..

I think I want the I'm a Vampire Button +1 +1

jmluker at winco dot com

Aik said...

I'm A Human.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I tweeted:

aikychien at yahoo dot com

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