I have exciting news for all of you!
One of my all-time favorite authors, Katherine Neville, has decided to give away two of her smash hit bestseller novels, The Eight and its sequel, The Fire (a copy of each). If you haven't read either of these books, you better sign up, because you have no idea what you have been missing out on! Her novels transcend book genres and all the readers' expectations, with tight plots, gripping action and some of the best characters in modern literature!
Synopsis of The Eight: New York City, 1972—A dabbler in mathematics and chess, Catherine Velis is also a computer expert for a Big Eight accounting firm. Before heading off to a new assignment in Algeria, Cat has her palm read by a fortune-teller. The woman warns Cat of danger. Then an antiques dealer approaches Cat with a mysterious offer: He has an anonymous client who is trying to collect the pieces of an ancient chess service, purported to be in Algeria. If Cat can bring the pieces back, there will be a generous reward.
The South of France, 1790—Mireille de Remy and her cousin Valentine are young novices at the fortresslike Montglane Abbey. With France aflame in revolution, the two girls burn to rebel against constricted convent life—and their means of escape is at hand. Buried deep within the abbey are pieces of the Montglane Chess Service, once owned by Charlemagne. Whoever reassembles the pieces can play a game of unlimited power. But to keep the Game a secret from those who would abuse it, the two young women must scatter the pieces throughout the world. . . .
Read my review of The Eight here.
Synopsis of The Fire: Colorado, 2003: Alexandra Solarin is summoned home to her family’s ancestral Rocky Mountain hideaway for her mother’s birthday. Thirty years ago, her parents, Cat Velis and Alexander Solarin, believed that they had scattered the pieces of the Montglane Service around the world, burying with them the secrets of the power that comes with possessing it. But Alexandra arrives to find that her mother is missing and that a series of strategically placed clues, followed swiftly by the unexpected arrival of a mysterious assortment of houseguests, indicates that something sinister is afoot.
Albania, 1822: Thirty years after the French Revolution, when the chess service was unearthed, all of Europe hovers on the brink of the War of Greek Independence. Ali Pasha, the most powerful ruler in the Ottoman Empire, has angered the sultan and is about to be attacked by Turkish forces. Now he sends the only person he can rely upon–his young daughter, Haidee–on a dangerous mission to smuggle a valuable relic out of Albania, through the mountains and over the sea, to the hands of the one man who might be able to save it.
I cannot even tell you how excited and honored I am to be able to share these two masterpieces, written by the incredible Katherine Neville. I will review these two books again specifically for this blog in short time. Winners are also encouraged to review the novel. Until then, here are the giveaway rules:
1. The giveaway is open only to people with addresses in the U.S. and Canada.
2. The giveaway will have two winners - one for each novel.
3. The giveaway will be open until the 28th of August. The books will then be shipped by the publisher.
4. In order for you to enter, please comment on this post, and make sure you leave your email address. No email, no entry.
5. You can get special points by doing the following:
+2 if you write a blog post about the giveaway
+2 if you add the link to the giveaway on your blog's sidebar (UPDATE! 3 points if it's a graphic - feel free to use the one from my sidebar).
6. The winner will get either one of these two books, but if you are interested in one in particular, make sure you include that in the comment.
Please, include the links in your comment.
Many thanks to Lisa Barnes and Katherine Neville for making this giveaway possible.
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