Thursday, November 4, 2010

Magic Thursday giveaway: Keri Arthur

Hey everyone, welcome to the Darksiders first Magic Thursday giveaway!

Before I actually get on to the giveaway, I just want to take a moment to thank Eleni

48 comments:

  1. I like learning more about the authors, I think that's very interesting.

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  2. I like excerpts about upcoming books. I also like hearing about what the authors are doing.

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  3. I like hearing about when books are coming out, but also recommendations from authors.

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  4. I like this site already...I would love to hear more about upcomming books and to learn about authors both someone I already follow and new ones, I love that I can find a lot of great authors at one place:-)

    I would love to be entered into the giveaway but I'm not sure that this contest is international.

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  5. I'd like to see some themed posts. For example something about futuristic novels.

    Love the blog!

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  6. I'd like excerpts from books, author info, and just general randomness from the authors.

    kclapsadl at gmail dot com

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  7. First of Keri, thank you so much for your lovely words. :)) You sure helped me in a big way- loved bouncing ideas around with you.

    Secondly, lovely to see you all here. Hope you enjoy!!!

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  8. I like to see info on forthcoming books with excepts (if possible). Also general news on this genre and would love to see blogs on writing topics.
    The site looks fab & love the title!
    Cheers
    Suzanne

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  9. It would be good to work some podcasts in, I really like hearing my authors!

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  10. You folks are a long long way from Canada so I would for the most part just like to learn more about each author, their books and future projects. Oh and does the water really run down the drain the opposite way?

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  11. I'd like to hear about what you guys as authors enjoy reading (when you have the time) and where you get your inspiration and ideas for story lines and characters from etc.
    Thanks
    Cath

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  12. I love hearing about how authors started out, the road they traveled to publication and the rejections and set backs they faced along the way. Gives me so much hope and inspiration to hear other peoples stories. Looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with :)

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  13. Scifi guy, the water DOES circle the other way. Was most amused by this the first time I went overseas. lol

    Mysteriousrose, it is open to international entries, so consider yourself entered :)

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  14. I like hearing from authors and them answering fun questions. :) I also like to hear about upcoming books with excerpts.

    Kelly
    kittykelly28 @ hotmail.com

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  15. I am so excited about this blog! I just started reading the Riley Jensen series this week & I'm addicted! It's great to read about familiar places in books! I think I have a passion for Aussie based books now!

    I loveto read random musings from Authors, I also find it interesting when I read interviews with book characters!

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  16. Wow, some really great requests for blog topics, DSDU'ers!

    If it's do-able, I'd like to see some open question forums occasionally where visitors throw in Q's on whatever and some of our DarkSiders answer throughout the day.

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  17. Hello DSDU from across the pond! I would love to win one of these prizes and I look forward to following your posts. I am a Goodreads.com librarian with an info blog and online store focused on Immortal Fiction / Paranormal Romance. So I'm constantly on the lookout for breaking news about upcoming books, cover art, new authors, new series, special deals and giveaways like yours. I just linked to you from my Immortal Fiction blog too! thanks!

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  18. I agree with the book excerpts (or teasers) as an interest. Ditto on Natalie Mulford's suggestion for interviews w/ book characters--- cool idea! What better way to find out how Riley and Quinn are doing now? ;)

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  19. I would love to read book excerpts or teasers for upcoming books. I would also love to see Trailer's for books and maybe have a freebies page where we can download wallpaper's and other great things. Also maybe have a space for us reader's that love to share fan art about our fave books. I look forward to seeing what this blog can do :)Love from a fellow aussie book lover.
    P.S. Can I please be in your giveaway.

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  20. I'd like to read about the authors and upcoming books and interviews. Writing tips are always fun too.

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  21. I would like to see something like if you like this book you maybe interested in this or these.

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  22. I would like to hear about any books that you have read. I'd also like to be involved in helping you with story matter plots etc..... Brainstorming Blog style.
    Anything obtained could get mention in your credits/acknowledgements
    Dionne Walton

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  23. Fantastic to see an Aussie sit for the Aussie authors. I am going to recomend it to everyone.

    I would like to see what you lovly authers are up to, spoiler/teasers, random comments.

    Amy

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  24. Wow, great feedback everyone. Keep the requests coming....

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  25. I would like to read sideline stories, characters involved in the novels, tho play a huge supporting role, but don't get much air time, so to speak.

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  26. I like to read reviews, future books, and author info. I like this site so far! Thanks for a great giveaway!!!

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  27. Hi Keri! I LOVE your books!! They are my only break from graduate school, work, and 5 kids lol! It would be great to see stuff about upcoming release dates (as I am usually clueless) and about how the authors come up with their ideas.

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  28. I love being kept up to date on when books are being released. Also would like to hear about what authors you guys read.

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  29. I love random funny things that happen. Doesn't have to be book related at all. Great cast on this blog. Look forward to reading it.

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  30. I like to read about upcoming books. I also like hearing about where the idea's for books come from...

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  31. I love the idea of "a day in the life of the author" and Dragonsally's idea about podcast would be fun also.

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  32. I would like for the authors to post more in-depth histories, descriptions of some of their main characters or even talk about proposed new characters or characters that never made it into the story for whatever reason!

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  33. I love hearing about new books and series that are coming out and of course love hearing from authors and how they are going writing a book.

    This is my first visit to the website; I’m loving it and have added to my favorites

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  34. I would love learning about "a day in the life" of the authors, maybe about how they decide about their plots, their inspirations, likes, dislikes.

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  35. I like a mix of posts, author/writing insights/ reviews, book/industry news and opinion. I'd like to be more informed about the Australian market for the genre as well, releases, events, resources etc.

    Looking forward to seeing the blog develop.

    bookd.out at gmail dot com

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  36. I like reading excerpts of upcoming books plus guest posts of new authors.

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  37. I would to read about what author's did before they became author's and what inspired them to start writing. I think those stories are interesting.

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  38. Hey!
    I completely adore the Riley Jensen series!! And I'm now reading the 8th installment, actually! XD

    I think what I'd love the best to see would be Author posts & Interviews where they say about the journey to writing, a day in their lives, ideas etc, excerpts of upcoming work, or even teasers and tentative covers (I'm a sucker for a good cover *g*).

    I also think it would be a great idea to have videoposts too! There's nothing more exciting than seeing an author talking in front of you...
    I mean I live in Greece, so I never get to see an author I like in person, so that would be a treat! XD

    P.S. Is Eleni Greek? Because her name sounds Greek and wheeee! I'm Greek, too! *g*

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  39. Hey Kelly,

    Yep I am Greek. My parents are both from Greece and I've been lucky enough to go back to visit relatives three times in my life. One day I hope to do the looooong holiday and write while there. One day...

    Where in Greece do you live? Both my parents are from the Peloponnese.

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  40. Hi! :)
    Oh really? Both? That's awesome! ^_^

    Haha, I bet one you will! One day soon, I hope! :)

    I live in Athens, but both my parents are from the Peloponnese, as well. Korinthia and Messinia!

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  41. I'd love to see more book covers...hear about what you're working on and what you're reading (if you have time to read that is!)

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  42. Hi Kelly,

    My parents are close - Arkadia and Lakonia. :)) Small world :)

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  43. I'd love to see reviews of older books as well as newer ones. there are loads of wonderful older ones that often get passed over for new releases.

    boswife @ gmail . com

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  44. Perhaps mini-reviews of upcoming releases?

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  45. I love hearing about the authors, what they are doing and how they started.

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  46. I love learning more the author's way of writing/creating new novels.

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  47. I love the Riley Jensen series! I read it twice. As for the blog, maybe an epilogue for the latest book or an update on characters just for the biggest fans who read the blog. Also, maybe a run down on the new projects our favorite authors are working on. @ Keri Arthur - This might sound like a weird question but what do you do with the characters once you are done writing the last book in the series? Do the characters stay in your imagination or do you move on to the next project?

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