Friday, May 09, 2008

Free Historical Fiction Book Giveaway

Hachette Book Group USA has offered two books up as a giveaway at this blog. Here are the books with the publisher descriptions:

THE BLOOD OF FLOWERS by Anita Amirrezvani and The Crimson Portrait by Jody Shields are now available in paperback.

Let THE BLOOD OF FLOWERS, nominated for the 2008 Orange Prize for fiction, a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller and a #1 Book Sense historical fiction pick take you away to 17th-century Isfahan, Persia, the fabled land where Anita Amirrezvani spins this lush, mesmerizing tale about a carpet-weaving girl, her fate and her misfortunes.

While THE CRIMSON PORTRAIT, written by Jody Shields, was inspired by the little-known but extraordinary real-life collaboration between artists and surgeons in the treatment of injured men in World War I. THE CRIMSON PORTRAIT is a suspenseful tale of desire, deceit, and the metamorphosis of identity, as spellbinding and provocative as the author’s bestselling first novel, The Fig Eaters.

The rules:

I have not had a book giveaway here before. Here is how I will do it. If you want these books, post a comment with your e-mail address. Use an "at" rather than a "@" in your e-mail address to cut down the chances a spam harvesting robot will get your address.

Pick a number from 1 to 100 and include it in your comment. The person closest to a number I have already picked will get the books. If no one hits the number dead on and two people are equally close, the first person to have commented will get the books. I will contact the winner after the contest ends asking you for your postal address so the publisher can send you the books. The name of the winner will be published here.

I will end this contest one week from today which will be May 17th, 2008 or once all 100 numbers have been selected by commenters.

All comments must be approved by me before appearing so please do not submit your comment more than once. I will publish it when I see it.

Good luck.


This contest has closed. The winner has been announced at


The Minstrel Boy said...

i am a total bookworm. i give around four books a year away on my little d-list blog. i love historical fiction too.

steviebcl1 at

number 35.

Matt said...

i've just read the entry, what a good news to start the day!

matthieu.atkinson at

number 5

Anonymous said...

Great contest. mike [at] 67

alice said...

Fun, fun, fun!

alice at thorg dot com

number: 57

Jessica's thoughts said...


number 50.

jess_history at

Anonymous said...

Whooo, books!


thepsichik at

Ilissa said...

Too bad I can't choose two number because I have two in mind. Hmm... I choose 23.

ihchicky AT


M-Dawg said...

Great contest - love it!

scrapbooking45 at

The magic number: 94

Rashmi said...

I've heard of these books but haven't had a chance to read them yet. So count me in.

callmeabookworm at gmail dot com
number 56

Btw, I'm also having Book giveaways. Hope you'll stop by and/or spread the word!

Anonymous said...

I love historical fiction. I hope I win!

troyspeyton at

number 58

Stephen said...

smellincoffee [at]

Number 73.

My Journey Through Reading... said...

These sound great! My number is 32. journeythroughreading at gmail dot com

mikeinpolarcords said...

Number 84

i1mjm03 at

Kyleen said...

Just found this blog...I would love to read these books.

kyegraham at