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Giveaways and Tours!

First, a note about the School and Library Giveaway--holy moley, your entries were amazing.  I've currently used Random.org to figure out the five randomized winners, but it's just not sitting well in my stomach. 

So I'm trying to figure out how many more schools/libraries I can give copies to.  Because seriously, when you have educators THIS passionate about sharing books--how is that not a win? I'll keep you posted!


But my BLOG TOUR has also started!  You can view today's review here, and the whole tour line up is:

 Welcome to the official blog tour for LADY THIEF by A.C. Gaughen!

February 3rd: On Starships and Dragon Wings REVIEW
February 4th: She Dreams In Fiction  DREAM CAST
February 5th: Book Lovers For Life (LaceyCat) REVIEW
February 6th: Tams Two Cents MUSIC PLAYLIST
February 7th: Book Soulmates REVIEW
February 8th: Wholly Books 5 THINGS ABOUT ME
February 9th: Ex Libris REVIEW
February 10th: Tressa’s Wishful Endings REVIEW
February 11th: Scott Reads It THIS OR THAT
February 12th: Dizneeee’s World of Books REVIEW
February 13th: Mom With A Kindle AUTHOR INTERVIEW
February 14th: IrisJXx REVIEW
February 15th: In The Best Words REVIEW
February 16th: YA Bookmark WHATS IN MY PURSE


That's all for now!  xx


Janice Hardy's THE SHIFTER

Ok, so I haven't been sleeping much due to no longer taking heavy duty pain meds, and last night I finally read the book that I pre-ordered two weeks ago and then didn't really feel well enough to read in the hospital (or after).

Oh, my, god.  First off, I loved it.  I found out about it through Kristin Nelson's blog (her agent, as it were), and was really interested by the promise of a fairly unique fantasy and I fell helplessly in love with the story.  Nya is my kind of narrator, with a gentle introspection and lightly self-deprecating humor while still being powerful, loving, and a little flawed.

Taken from Janice Hardy's site:

Fifteen-year-old Nya is an orphan struggling for survival in a city crippled by war. She is also a Taker—with her touch, she can heal injuries, pulling pain from another person and storing it inside her own body. But unlike her sister Tali and the other Takers who become Healer’s League apprentices, Nya’s skill is flawed: she can’t push that pain into pynvium, the enchanted metal used to store person to person, a dangerous skill that she must keep hidden from forces occupying her city. If discovered, she’d be used as a human weapon against her own people.

Rumors of another war make Nya’s life harder, forcing her to take desperate risks just to find work and food. She pushes her luck too far and exposes her secret to a pain merchant eager to use her shifting ability for his own sinister purpose. At first, Nya refuses, but faced with some difficult choices. As her father used to say,
principles are a bargain at any price, but how many will Nya have to sell to get Tali back alive?

Seriously, this book just rocked.  The world was believable and real, and Hardy struck this great cord between "fantasy speak" and contemporary speak that always kept me a little off kilter and totally engaged.

And OMG, the romantic interest is hootttt.  Loved him. But don't believe me; read an excerpt here.

I can't wait for the sequel.  Congratulations on a stunning, terrific debut, Janice!