Thanks to +Babs Chandrasoma of PR by the Book, I am giving away one copy of Culp Innata.
Following a decisive Global Economic Collapse, a mighty “World Union” emerges, where only the smartest, healthiest and wealthiest are deemed worthy to live. Here, everybody uses advanced electronic communications that are rumored to numb the user’s feelings. As Phoenix Wallis – who has just been hired as a peacekeeping agent for the World Union – discovers, these devices do far more than destroy personal relationships: placed into the wrong hands, they draw a very fine line between what is real … and what is not.
About B. Barmanbek:
B. BARMANBEK is creator, writer, and producer of Culpa Innata, a video game released in 2007 and hailed as the “adventure game of the decade” by reviewers. He is also the co-founder and chairman of Momentum, the company that developed the game. An electric & electronics engineer and an MBA graduate of Wright State University, Barmanbek is currently working on a sequel book to Culpa Innata, titled Chaos Rising. To learn more, visitculpainnata.com.
This giveaway is open to Canada and the U.S. and ends on January 4th. Please use Rafflecopter to enter.
Thanks to Liz Kelsch of Sourcebooks I am giving away one copy of The Dog Lived (and So Will I).
The Dog Lived (and So Will I) (ISBN: 9781402271724; October 2, 2012; $14.99 U.S.; Memoir; Trade Paper) is the true story of Teresa Rhyne and her totally incorrigible, totally lovable beagle, Seamus. Teresa was a successful attorney finally enjoying life with a new (younger) boyfriend, after surviving her second divorce, when her newly adopted dog Seamus was diagnosed with a malignant tumor and given less than a year to live.
While Teresa coped by swearing, wailing, raging, drinking wine, blaming, self-pity, dog-pity, and drinking more wine, Seamus ate everything in sight. He also charmed the vets out of thousands of bones, demanded regular cuddles, howled when he was left alone, had uncontrollable bursts of energy, and generally came to rule his household—all while undergoing chemotherapy.
Seamus beat his grim diagnosis with moxie and good humor. But the story doesn’t end there. Just one year later, at the age of 45, Teresa was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer.
Her doctors said there was a thirty percent chance her cancer would metastasize and kill her. It occurred to her that Seamus’s devil-may-care approach to cancer wasn’t such a bad idea. She also felt oddly confident she’d survive—because the dog did.
The Dog Lived (and So Will I) tellsthe moving and often hilarious story of how Seamus led the way and made cancer a less frightening, more manageable experience for Teresa.
It is also the story of how a woman, a younger man, and a hard-luck beagle grew into an unconventional, committed, and loving family.
About Teresa Rhyne:
Teresa Rhyne is an animal advocate and breast cancer survivor. On January 12, 2009, she underwent a lumpectomy for triple-negative breast cancer, followed by four rounds of chemotherapy and 36 rounds of radiation. She has been “NED” (no evidence of disease) ever since.
She has lived in Southern California (it’s like its own state) for her entire life, and shares a house with her boyfriend Chris and their irrepressible, diabolically cute beagle, Seamus (the Famous).
And About That Beagle:
Seamus had a rough start in life. Animal Control found him roaming the mean streets of Moreno Valley (that’s right, he’s a street beagle) and brought him to the County Animal Shelter where, despite his microchip and obvious prior care, his prior guardians never came to claim him.
Just in time, the magnificent crew at the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center rescued him and promptly brought him into Teresa’s life where he has quickly made up for any past hardships. His (assigned) birth date is March 17, 2003 and his full name is Seamus Luxury Leisure Danger Trouble Hunger Cuteness Rhyne-Kern (the Famous).
His favorite meal is chicken, bacon, bleu cheese, cheeseburger on a triple bun, with roast beef, pastrami and pork chops on the side, and Girl Scout cookies for dessert. Also, toast.
This giveaway is open to the U.S. and Canada and ends on December 31, 2012. Please use Rafflecopter to enter.
First I want to give my apologizes for not posting this on time every month. First it was just from being plain busy and then health concerns. I just got out of the hospital. I have blood clots in my legs and lungs. I’m having to see lots of doctors and get my blood tested 3 times a week for awhile but I will be fine. This is the last month of the challenge. I don’t think I will be hosting it in 2013 due to the apparent lack of interest. The standings so far:
Gold: Read 10 or more books you won: Freda 10- Challenge Completed! Congratulations!
Reminder: If you don’t see yourself in the standings above, it is because you didn’t leave a comment telling me how many books you read so far in 2012. You need to do this at the end of each month in the comments. Please post the books you read in December for the challenge in Mr. Linky, below: If you forgot to post book in any previous months, please post them in Mr. Link below as well. Please enter your name and the name of the book in this format: Name: (Your Name, Book Title and Author’s Name) for example: (Teddy, Obsessive Reading by Helen Reader). Tweet
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