Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Book Giveaway!

Comments are Closed. Winner to be announced.

Would you like to win a copy of The Warded Man by Peter V. Brett?  
Oh, it's signed by the author too!

This is a book I picked up at New York Comic Convention.  I had the opportunity to meet Peter, wonderful person I do have to say, and was lucky enough to be able to get a copy of the book and have it signed.  Thank you to the publishing company Del Rey Books.

The cover is as pictured here, and the book is signed on the title page along with a book plate.

The Synopsis from Goodreads:
The time has come to stand against the night.

As darkness falls each night, the corelings rise–demons who well up from the ground like hellish steam, taking on fearsome form and substance. Sand demons. Wood demons. Wind demons. Flame demons. And gigantic rock demons, the deadliest of all. They possess supernatural strength and powers and burn with a consuming hatred of humanity. For hundreds of years the demons have terrorized the night, slowly culling the human herd that shelters behind magical wards–symbols of power whose origins are lost in myth and mystery, and whose protection is terrifyingly fragile.

It was not always this way. Once, men and women battled the corelings on equal terms. Once, under the leadership of the legendary Deliverer, and armed with powerful wards that were not merely shields but weapons, they took the battle to the demons . . . and stopped their advance.

But those days are gone. The fighting wards are lost. Night by night the demons grow stronger, while human numbers dwindle under their relentless assault.

Now, with hope for the future fading, three young survivors of vicious demon attacks will dare the impossible, stepping beyond the crumbling safety of the wards to risk everything in a desperate quest to regain the secrets of the past.

Arlen will pay any price, embrace any sacrifice, for freedom. His grim journey will take him beyond the bounds of human power.

Crippled by the demons that killed his parents, Rojer seeks solace in music–only to discover that music can be a weapon as well as a refuge.

Beautiful Leesha, who has suffered at the hands of men as well as demons, becomes an expert healer. But what cures can also harm. . . .

Together, they will stand against the night.


What do you have to do to enter to win this lovely book?

Here are the rules:
~~> I am sorry to mention this is a giveaway only for US and Canada.  Sorry! As I'm mailing the book out.

~~> Comment here and that gets you entered.

~~> Please leave an email address, so when the winner is pulled I will be able to contact you.  If you don't want to leave your email address in the comments, please email it to me with your screen name you commented under.

~~> The Contest will end:  November 21, 2010 at 11:59 pm EST.  Winner to be pulled November 22, 2010 using

~~> Winner will have 48 hours to contact me back with an address to ship to.

Would you like extra entries?
Well, why not.  You do not have to do these but, it will increase your entry numbers if you do.

~~> Be a follower here at My words and pages by Google Friend Connect.
(just click that little Follow button on the left.)
+2 Old Followers (before November 5, 2010)
+1 New Followers

~~> +1 For a meaningful Comment on my review of The Warded Man, click here to go to it.

+2 Tweet about the contest. Just copy and paste this line with the link for ease - 
GIVEAWAY: Signed copy THE WARDED MAN by @PVBrett on @mellhay blog:
(Can tweet several times which is greatly appreciated, BUT only get extra entry one time.)

+2 for Visible Sidebar Link

+4 Blog post

~~> Please leave links to be eligible for the extra chances, so I can verify (tweets, sidebar, blog posts, @twitter names, etc.). If I'm not able to verify the links of extra chances, they will be eliminated.


  1. I so want to read this! Thanks for the great giveaway. I'm a new follower. And I tweeted:!/carolsnotebook/status/2467070805549056

    carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

  2. I just visited his website yesterday, and now I'm really interested in this book (series). I'd love to be entered to win a copy.

  3. Great giveaway had to give it some twitter love

  4. I'd love to win this!

    Email: starmetaloak(at)gmail(dot)com
    +2 Old follower
    +2 Tweet:!/starmetaloak/status/2505756213510144

  5. Count me in it sounds great. I'm a sucker for a good read.

    New follower +1
    Comment +1
    Tweeted Giveaway +2

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    BookNoise at gmail dot com

  6. The Warded Man sounds like a great book, I'm certainly interested.

    +2 Old GFC follower

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  8. Fantastic giveaway. I remember your review and I wanted to read it then. Hopefully I'll get that chance now :-)

    +2 I'm an old, old follower

    +1 I left a comment ages ago when you first reviewed it.

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  10. Tweeted:!/Teawench/status/2750109209071616
    teawench at gmail dot com

  11. This book looks way good! Will definitely be adding it to my TBR pile.
    teawench at gmail dot com

  12. I'm old. Very old.
    Posted on my giveaways page:

  13. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. This book sounds fantastic!
    +2 old GFC follower

    From the Shadows[at]gmail[dot]com

  14. I am really interested in reading this. Thanks for the great giveaway :)

    mrsjohnson1982 at yahoo dot com

  15. I am a new follower with GFC.
    Username: missreneer :)

    mrsjohnson1982 at yahoo dot com

  16. this sounds wonderful thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

  17. Enjoyed the first book in this series and giveaways area always fun!

    ruthann AT cygnature DOT com

  18. it would be great to win this book...

    swiftfan 1 @ yahoo .com

  19. Aloha Melissa. I just wanted to pop in and wish everyone GOOD LUCK because this is an awesome prize!!!

    =) Btw, I made a tweet so others can partake in this!!=)

    Have a good one!

  20. This book is definitely on my to be read list!

  21. Thank you for offering the book. I would take care of it like my second child. I would first carefully put the book on my shelf, then I would BUY a second copy to read. I would not be able to bear the thought to soiling the signed copy with finger prints. Thank you!

    Look me up at

  22. And here is my tweet, in case you missed it.!/MityDad/statuses/4235171150692352

  23. I'd love to read this book, I've not read anything by him,yet.
    I've also tweeted this contest. My twitter name is smeek1958.

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  25. I would LOVE to win a copy of The Warded Man! (Especially signed, eek!) Thanks so much for this giveaway!

    +1 I'm a new follower
    +2 tweeted:

    - Lauren

  26. I would love to win this! It looks good. I follow your blog via gfc (new follower +1


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