Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Giveaway: THE TAKER by Alma Katsu

Hi everyone! I'm excited to be a part of Alma Katsu's giveaway of The Taker. I read and reviewed it last year and this awesome novel is finally set to release in trade paperback on March 27th. It will include a reader’s guide and a chapter from the second book in the trilogy, The Reckoning (coming June 19th).

The Taker
by Alma Katsu
Publisher: Gallery/Simon & Schuster
Release Date: September 6, 2011
(Trade Paperback Release Date: March 27, 2012)

Author Website

True love can last an eternity . . . but immortality comes at a price. . . .

On the midnight shift at a hospital in rural Maine, Dr. Luke Findley is expecting another quiet evening of frostbite and the occasional domestic dispute. But the minute Lanore McIlvrae—Lanny—walks into his ER, she changes his life forever. A mysterious woman with a past and plenty of dark secrets, Lanny is unlike anyone Luke has ever met. He is inexplicably drawn to her . . . despite the fact that she is a murder suspect with a police escort. And as she begins to tell her story, a story of enduring love and consummate betrayal that transcends time and mortality, Luke finds himself utterly captivated.
Her impassioned account begins at the turn of the nineteenth century in the same small town of St. Andrew, Maine, back when it was a Puritan settlement. Consumed as a child by her love for the son of the town’s founder, Lanny will do anything to be with him forever. But the price she pays is steep—an immortal bond that chains her to a terrible fate for all eternity. And now, two centuries later, the key to her healing and her salvation lies with Dr. Luke Findley.

Part historical novel, part supernatural page-turner, The Taker is an unforgettable tale about the power of unrequited love not only to elevate and sustain, but also to blind and ultimately destroy, and how each of us is responsible for finding our own path to redemption.

(You can read my review of The Taker here.)

Also, releasing today is, The Devil’s Scribe a short story that’s part of The Taker Saga. In it, Lanny travels back to America to check on the house in Boston and meets Edgar Allan Poe, who figures out that this woman has a secret which he must learn. The Devil’s Scribe is only being published electronically, and will be available for all ereader devices. You can find out more about the short story (which will include the first chapter of The Taker) here.

Giveaway Time:

In honor of the paperback release of The Taker, Alma Katsu is generously gifting a prize pack which includes:
  • Copy of The Taker
  • Proof of the trade paperback cover
  • A spoofy wine label made for The Reckoning
  • Bookmarks
  • Post-it notes
  • A Reckoning pen
This giveaway is open to residents of U.S. and Canada only.

To Enter:
Leave a comment with your email address.

Contest ends on March 20th, 2012. One winner will be chosen using Random.org and will be notified by email. They will have 48 hours to reply otherwise a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!

The winner of The Taker prize pack is CaroleRae. Congratulations!


  1. Thanks for the giveaway! Please count me in. Been looking forward to read this book. :D

    -Len of Musings of a Reader Happy

  2. :D You can count me in! What a generous author this author is. Giving away all this free stuff. ^.^ Sounds like a great book.


  3. What a greatgiveaway! Please include me.

    Thank you.

    Mmafsmith at gmail dot com

  4. Thanks for the great giveaway. This book sounds awesome. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

  5. ooh you can definitely count me in for this one : ) thanks for the giveaway!!

    ame1184 at gmail dot com

  6. Wow that cover is gorgeous! This book sounds really good as well.

    hyperhamster15 (AT) hotmail (dot) com

  7. Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  8. Fantastic giveaway. The paperback cover for The Taker has that mysterious feel to it :)


  9. Great giveaway - thanks for the chance to win :)
    sylverart {at} yahoo {dot} com

  10. Sounds lovely! I adore the cover :)

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  11. Thanks for taking the time to provide such great info and for the giveaway. I'm sure the path to redemption will be interesting...


  12. This looks really cool, thanks for holding this contest.

    Whatchamacallit (dot) reviews (at) gmail (dot) com

  13. Sounds like a really good book! Thanks for the giveaway!


  14. Hi everyone! Thank you for entering. I hope you'll check out the book--and you should see that cover in person, it's quite lovely, pearly and embossed. I'll be giving swag out on tour, so come see me this spring. The schedule is up at my website, http://www.almakatsu.com

    Monique, thank you so much for hosting!!!

    1. You're welcome, Alma. The new cover is gorgeous.

  15. Sounds good. Thanks for the chance!!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  16. I really want to read this one..Thanks for the chance to win it!


  17. That cover is sooo lovely! I read this last year and I remember how melancholy I felt afterwards. A great sign that the book rocked even if it made my heart hurt. ;) Thanks for giving us all a chance to win this awesome pack!

  18. I would so love to be entered for this. That cover is amazing, how could it not hook everyone who sees it!


  19. Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway!

  20. The cover and book is right up my alley!
    Looks great.


  21. Please count me in for the contest! Sounds like a great read!

    melissaseclecticbookshelf at gmail dot com

  22. Sounds like interesting reads!


  23. Thanks for hosting such an awedome giveaway! :)


  24. Thanks for the giveaway. I'm interested to read it.


  25. Oh sounds amazing! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

    valeriesweesps AT gmail.com

  26. This looks very interesting. My first journey in this genre.

  27. great giveaway! courtneymsp@gmail.com

  28. awesome stuff!



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