Thursday, September 15, 2011

Giveaway: The Hum and The Shiver ~ by Alex Bledsoe

the hum and shiver

We have a Giveaway for the soon to be released:  

The Hum and The Shiver ~ by Alex Bledsoe; Tor Books (9/27/2011 - 11/1 for the UK) US|UK|Canada.

The first in a series it is perfect for Halloween since it has dark elements. There are 3 copies available for US|Canadian addresses.

We are delighted to have a guest post from the author coming up on September 26th. It’s a great write up which will clue potential readers in, as it’s different from his other novels with Americana folklore woven into the fantasy.

Publisher’s Blurb:    No one knows where the Tufa came from, or how they ended up in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, yet when the first Europeans arrived, they were already there. Dark-haired, enigmatic, and suspicious of outsiders, the Tufa live quiet lives in the hills and valleys of Cloud County. While their origins may be lost to history, there are clues in their music—hints of their true nature buried in the songs they have passed down for generations.

Private Bronwyn Hyatt returns from Iraq wounded in body and in spirit, only to face the very things that drove her away in the first place: her family, her obligations to the Tufa, and her dangerous ex-boyfriend. But more trouble lurks in the mountains and hollows of her childhood home. Cryptic omens warn of impending tragedy, and a restless “haint” lurks nearby, waiting to reveal Bronwyn’s darkest secrets. Worst of all, Bronwyn has lost touch with the music that was once a vital part of her identity. With death stalking her family, Bronwyn will need to summon the strength to take her place among the true Tufa and once again fly on the night winds. . . .

Bio:   Alex Bledsoe grew up in West Tennessee but now lives in Wisconsin. Connect with him via his new Website; Goodreads; Facebook; and Twitter.

Now for the Giveaway!

Lets make this very simple!   

  • You do not have to be a follower to win.
  • But you must leave your name, mailing address, and email address in the Google form so I can contact you if you win.

Optional ~  Keep up to date on giveaways, reviews, interviews, quirky humor and general geeky nonsense with a subscription to Layers of Thought:

  1. Google: via the blog’s side bar (I will follow back if I can find your blog.)
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  3. Twitter (I will follow back, if your account is not protected.)

(If you’re reading this in an email or a reader you probably will have to link to the blog to view and use the entry forms.)

This contest offers ends Saturday October 1st at 12 pm US Pacific time. Winners will be posted and notified on Monday October 3rd, 2011. We use to determine our winners. If you have a question or a concern (a typo or bad link or a problem with the form) please email me via my profile – Shellie

Good luck!


ChristasBooks said...

Sounds like an interesting series. I would love to give it a shot. Thanks for the giveaway!

Unknown said...

Good luck Christa -
I thought the book sounded wonderful... I know Bledsoe has a very easy to access writing style which is really down to earth.

I can't wait to read it.. but then I think John my snag it from me. lol..

Carol N Wong said...

I love the guy at the top of the blog.

I follow you with:
2. E-mail


Unknown said...

Good luck Carol -
I hope you entered via the Google doc too?

JBarr5 said...

wow when i went to school they were on the required list to read, thanks for having this tour.
jbarrett5 at

gfc and fb

Unknown said...

Good luck Jill -
Thanks for your comment.

mamabunny13 said...

Oops! I submitted a second form because I did not put the correct info in the first one. Can you please delete the first entry form for me please? :)

GFC- mamabunny13
FB-mamabunny shelor
Twitter @mamabunny13

mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

No problem Mama Bunny -
It happens all the time. I delete all dupplicates easily in the Google forms... which has mad my life so so much easier.

Good Luck!

~April~ said...

Thanks for the great giveaway... I follow you on Twitter - AprilDAH, GFC, email and saw you were on GoodReads and am now following you on it also :-)

Unknown said...

Hi April -
Thank you and welcome!

I am going to add you as a friend on goodreads it more fun that way kk?

I hope you entered via the google form. Now off to see if you have a blog and I will follow there too.

Pabkins said...

Found you through Stamp of Approval! like your tastes - definitely following now! thanks!

Pabkins @ Mission to Read

Unknown said...

Thanks Pablkins -
Good luck for the giveaway and thanks for being a new reader. I have reciprocated.

Unknown said...

Good luck Darlene -
I enjoy doing these giveaways!!

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