Tuesday, October 04, 2011

October Celebration Giveaway ~ 3 Winners

October's Giveaway is in celebration of my 3rd Blogoversary and a huge birthday month for our family. My 3rd blogoversary is a whopper of a milestone, each year when things get stressful on the homefront I consider having a break from blogging & book reviewing and each year I'm still here ... amazing. Partly because I genuinely love it and in part due to wonderful friends across the world, friends who share a love of reading, comment on my blog & send love and support across the miles when our family is going through a rough patch. 
To thank friends, old and new three lucky readers (3 years ... 3 winners lol) will win the book of their choice from above and one will also receive a Bonus Book. All choices are books I've ordered, part of a series I'm reading or from a favourite author. Good luck choosing ;) 

All books are brand new and the winner's choice will be purchased by me from The Book Depository in the UK or the US specifically for the winner. If the winner is not in a Book Depository delivery area then they will receive a $15 Amazon book voucher.

Please read the full post carefully and follow the instructions

Lady of the English by Elizabeth Chadwick

Two very different women are linked by destiny and the struggle for the English crown. Matilda, daughter of Henry I, is determined to win back her crown from Stephen, the usurper king. Adeliza, Henry's widowed queen and Matilda's stepmother, is now married to William D'Albini, a warrior of the opposition. Both women are strong and prepared to stand firm for what they know is right. But in a world where a man's word is law, how can Adeliza obey her husband while supporting Matilda, the rightful queen? And for Matilda pride comes before a fall ...What price for a crown? What does it cost to be 'Lady of the English'?

To The Moon and Back by Jill Mansell

Hiding from her past, Ellie is looking for a fresh start. But then an old friend tracks her down, forcing her to face what she has been trying so hard to escape. Meanwhile her boss Zack seems to have it all, everything except the woman he loves.
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die.

At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them.

Puck Connolly is different. She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. But fate hasn’t given her much of a chance. So she enters the competition — the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen.

Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Casters Chronicle # 3

Ethan Wate thought he was getting used to the strange, impossible events happening in Gatlin, his small Southern town. But now that Ethan and Lena have returned home, strange and impossible have taken on new meanings. Swarms of locusts, record-breaking heat, and devastating storms ravage Gatlin as Ethan and Lena struggle to understand the impact of Lena's Claiming. Even Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals is affected - and their abilities begin to dangerously misfire. As time passes, one question becomes clear: What - or who - will need to be sacrificed to save Gatlin?

For Ethan, the chaos is a frightening but welcome distraction. He's being haunted in his dreams again, but this time it isn't by Lena - and whatever is haunting him is following him out of his dreams and into his everyday life. Even worse, Ethan is gradually losing pieces of himself - forgetting names, phone numbers, even memories. He doesn't know why, and most days he's too afraid to ask.
Sometimes there isn't just one answer or one choice. Sometimes there's no going back. And this time there won't be a happy ending.

One Grave At A Time by Jeaniene Frost
Night Huntress # 6

Having narrowly averted an (under)world war, Cat Crawfield wants nothing more than a little downtime with her vampire husband, Bones. Unfortunately, her gift from New Orleans' voodoo queen just keeps on giving--leading to a personal favor that sends them into battle once again, this time against a villainous spirit.

Centuries ago, Heinrich Kramer was a witch hunter. Now, every All Hallows Eve, he takes physical form to torture innocent women before burning them alive. This year, however, a determined Cat and Bones must risk all to send him back to the other side of eternity--forever. But how do you kill a killer who's already long dead?

Crossed by Allie Condie
Matched # 2

In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky - taken by the Society to his certain death - only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake.

Cassia's quest leads her to question much of what she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a different life across the border. But as Cassia nears resolve and certainty about her future with Ky, an invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander - who may hold the key to the uprising and,
The hotly awaited second book in the dystopian Matched trilogy still, to Cassia's heart - change the game once again. Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever.

Books I've loved that have received less attention than deserved either on my blog or in the reading community so I'm giving them another plug & you can WIN one. (see extra entries)

I don't want to make it a condition of entering that you comment on a review but it is disappointing when people only visit for a giveaway. I review to share my love of books and I'd like to hear your thoughts too :)

Click on a Title to see review

Ordinary Beauty by Laura Wiess ~ beautiful, ageless, agonising
The Taste Of Apple by James Laidler ~ innovative, poignant, hard-hitting
Clean by Amy Reed - intimate, powerful, important
Abithica by Susan Goldsmith ~ mesmerising, sinister, unique
Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson ~ breathtaking, addictive, unorthodox

Open to Followers Only (if you're not a follower & you'd like to enter just click on the follow button on the left hand side of my blog - easy peasy) International.

Leave an email address telling me which book you'd love to win! Don't forget the bonus book!

+2 tweet or blog about giveaway & leave a link.
+5 comment on a bonus book review (one or all) and let me know which one you'd like as a bonus.

Competition is International. Ends October 31st and the winners will be announced on my blog. Good luck everyone!

I hope you like this month's give-away on The Eclectic Reader. I purchase books to give away as a way of supporting my favourite authors, highlighting books I'd love to read and also to give a little something back to readers of my blog!


  1. I'd love to win Crossed! Thank you!

  2. Would love to win Crossed. Read the first book and really like it..

    lovestoread0708 AT yahoo DOT com

  3. Going with the trend here - I would love to win Crossed. It seems most like my particular taste of stories :)


  4. Ultraviolet immediately caught my attention of the bonus books - that would be the bonus I would most like to read :)

  5. I would love to win Beautiful Chaos, and I commend on your review of Ordinary Beauty which is the bonus book I would like to read as well. Thanks for the giveaway!


  6. Happy Blogoversary!! This is a great bunch of books and I would enjoying reading any of them. But my top pick would have to be "One Grave At a Time" by Jeaniene Frost. Thanks for being so generous with this giveaway. :)

    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

  7. +2 Here's my Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/LadyVampire2u/status/121258536683585536

    +5 I commented on your review of Ultraviolet which is also my top pick of your extra books. Thanks!

    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

  8. Congrats!! It's been great!

    I'd love to in Beautiful Chaos!
    GFC follower
    +5 commented on Ultraviolet review

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  9. i want to win To the Moon and Back =)

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

  10. Happy Birthday! And happy to your family members. My birthday is in October, so I know it's the best month.

    Crossed is the book I'm most anxious to read. I was surprised I liked the first one so well.

    I commented on your great review of Abithica. Sounds like a moving story.

    Here's my blog post on your giveaway: http://nerfreader.blogspot.com/2011/10/happy-3rd-eclectic-reader-giveaway.html

    Thanks. Here's to another great year!

  11. Ooops, here's my e-mail.

    nerfreader at gmail dot com

  12. commentd on your review of ordinary beauty, id love to win that book :)

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

  13. tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/jelaiii_x/status/121290187279048704

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

  14. forgot.. im a GFC follower, name is Jel

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

  15. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win the Scorpio Races.

    I follow on GFC.

    Lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  16. Happy Blogaversary :D
    And yay for birthday month.

    Not an entry though since I have read 2 and then there are those that are in a series

  17. Crossed is definitely my #1 pick. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Findjessyhere at gmail dot com

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  19. I would love to win Crossed by Allie Condie

    GFC follower
    Thank you so much for the giveaway!! :)

    +2 Here's my Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/khyla_rahchelle/status/121352531896053762

    +5 I commented on your review of Abithica by Susan Goldsmith which is also my pick of your extra books. Thanks!


  20. I would love to win To The Moon and Back! Congrats on three years!
    I am a GFC follower!

    +5 commented on the Ultraviolet review! Thanks!

  21. Thanks so much for this giveaway! I would love Lady of the English and the bonus Clean.
    I'm a follower and left a comment on the Clean review.


  22. Happy Blogoversary!

    This really is an excellent book pool to choose from, which makes it hard. But, I'd most like to win Crossed, please. I've been dying to read this book ever since reading Matched a few months ago. I *need* to know what happens!

    +5 comment on review of Ordinary Beauty, which I would love to win as a bonus book :)

    Thank you for this awesome giveaway!

    GFC follower Tiffany Drew

  23. Wow, 3 years! Congratulations!

    My pick would be One grave at a Time.

    +5 I commented on your Abithica by Susan Goldsmith review which is my bonus book pick :)


  24. Thanks so much! I'd love to win Beautiful Chaos and Ordinary Beauty. They both sound amazing!

    whatinabox at gmail dot com

    +2 Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/bookishinabox/status/121386498758148096
    +5 Comment on Ordinary Beauty review

  25. I would love to win Beautiful Chaos and Bonus Book: Clean.
    Congrats on 3 years of blogging!
    +5 for commenting on your review of Clean.

    Thanks for the giveaway in honor of your 3 years of blogging :)

  26. Congratulations on your blogoversary and what a generous giveaway!

    I would choose One Grave at a Time or To the Moon and Back.

    I don't really read a lot of YA so I will leave the opportunity to win the bonus book for someone else.


    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

    bookd.out at gmail dot com

  27. Congratulations on your blogoversary. I would love to win the Scorpio Races.

    I follow on GFC.


  28. I would love to win Lady of the English.

    +2 http://twitter.com/#!/forever913/status/121436564852183040

    +5 commented on The Taste of Apple and am a bit curious now about the book.

    tiredwkids at live dot com

  29. Thanks for the giveaway and for opening it to worldwide entries.

    I like historicals and have not read anything I can remember on the Henry I era so I would be very interested in Lady of the English.

    I have commented on your review of Abithica by Susan Goldsmith.

    I follow via GFC - buddyt


    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  30. I'd love to win Crossed.
    Congrats on your blogoversary!!!
    And thanks a lot for this amazing giveaway!

    - I've commented on the review of Clean.

    eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

  31. Happy Blogiversary and happy Birthday to everyone in the Teddyree household!!!!!
    You are very generous my friend.

    my choices are the Mansell book because I adore her writing, and Ultraviolet, because I enjoyed your review and its the reason I want to read it.

    I will also post on my sidebar as well.

    Thanks again Teddyree.

  32. I would really love to win Crossed and Ultraviolet (bonus book)!

    GFC follower - FreakChiq
    +2 tweet:
    +5 I left a comment on your review of Ultraviolet.

    Thanks so much for the chance and happy Blogoversary! :D


  33. Oops, I forgot to paste the link to my tweet *facepalm* :)

    Here it is: http://twitter.com/#!/FreakChiq/status/121658382745739264

  34. I would love to win Beautiful Chaos, and I commend on your review of Ultraviolet which is the bonus book I would love to win. Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on the blogiversary.


  35. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to win The Scorpio Races. :) Then Abithica as my bonus book. Thanks again and happy blogoversary!!

    -Len of Musings of a Reader Happy

  36. I would love to get crossed.
    +5 I commented on Ultraviolet (and would love to get it as a bonus since it's been on my list for awhile)

    thank you for the giveaway.

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

  37. Congrats on your 3rd blogoversary! I'm pretty sure that there are more to come. :)
    I would love to win Lady of the English. Thank you

  38. Congrads on your 3rd Blogversary !!!! Here's to many more to come !!

    Id love to read Scorpio Races ;)

    Bonus entry !

    and Ive popped over and read your reviews and enjoyed the idea of ABITHICA its intriuging and mysterious and thats me ;)

    I left a comment ! ;)

    I have also twittered your comp !!


    Thanks for the great giveaway !!


    kittee underscore cat @bigpond.com

  39. Congratulations on the blogoversary and also happy birthday.

    Thank you for the giveaway and for making it open to all. Much appreciated.

    I'd like to be counted in for The Lady of the English


  40. Happy Blogoversary! I love that you review so many types of books!
    I'm eagerly waiting for Beautiful Chaos...I really love that series.
    Thank you!
    rlawrence110 at yahoo dot com

  41. Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

    +1 I would love to win Crossed.

    +5 commented on review of Ultraviolet.

    From the bonus books, I'd like to win Ultraviolet.

    GFC follower


  42. I'm following via GFC as Jasmine1485 :)

    I'd love to win One Grave At a Time!

    kate1485 at hotmail.com

  43. I'd love to win Crossed. Thanks for the chance to win!

    **GFC Follower
    **Twitter Follower


    **Comment on another of your reviews:



    Laura Hartness
    CalicoCritic at gmail dot com

  44. i would love to win beautiful chaos
    and for the bonus ultraviolet


    blog post

    commment on review

  45. Thanks so much for the contest. I'd love to win The Scorpio Races and Ultraviolet.


  46. Happy Blogoversary!! Thanks so much for the contest and I'd love to win Crossed and No Ordinary Beauty.

    sauvadeavelle @ yahoo dot com

  47. +10 http://teddyree-theeclecticreader.blogspot.com/2011/08/ultraviolet-by-rj-anderson.html


    sauvadeavelle @ yahoo dot com

  48. I'd like Crossed =)

    +2 tweeted- https://twitter.com/#!/FWhispers/status/125103918379302912

    Bonus Book- I'd be honoured to read Ultraviolet, {I've hear a lot about it}

    +5 commented there [review on ULtraviolet}



  49. I'd really like to win the Scorpio Races.

    +2 tweet

    +5 comment on review of Forever.

    ultraviolet, thanks.

    jlkalman26 @ gmail dot com

  50. Happy Blogoversary!

    GFC follower- ashley

    I would love Crossed.

    +5 commented on review of Ultraviolet under Ashley Holt!

    +2 Tweeted- https://twitter.com/#!/Holt9102/status/125437963596333056

    From the bonus books, I'd like to win Ultraviolet.


  51. Wow. Happy 3rd Blogoversary!

    +2 I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Gabelle_M/status/125849708353699842

    +5 I commented on the review Abithica by Susan Goldsmith

    I would love to win The Scorpio Races and Abithica as a bonus book :)

    Thanks and congrats again!

    Gabbie-ethela AT hotmail DOT com

  52. I would love Beautiful Chaos

    I follow you via GFC (Throuthehaze)

    Happy Blogoversary!
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  53. I'd love to win The Scorpio Races please.

    GFC follower (babygirlG)


  54. I'd love to win Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
    Casters Chronicle # 3

    +2 tweet about giveaway

    +5 comment on a bonus book review (Ultraviolet and Ordinary Beauty).
    I'd like to have either one of the books as a bonus. Thanks!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  55. Crossed would be awesome!
    And Ultraviolet for bonus book n.n
    thanks for this awesome giveaway!!
    i just want to say that i like your reviews :)
    i read some, but i don't comment because of time u.u
    anyway, i like them ^.^
    a BIG smile!

  56. Would love to win "Beautiful Chaos" by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl :)

    Ultra Violet - I've heard really great things about!!

    rachie2004 AT yah00 *dot* c0m

    +2 Tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/BrunetteLib/status/128536596185219074

  57. I'm a follower and I would love to win a copy of Beautiful Chaos and Ultraviolet.

    +2 http://twitter.com/#!/whitewolfreads/status/129649809287151616

    +5 I commented on the Ultraviolet review

    whitewolfreads AT gmail DOT com

  58. I would like to win a copy of
    Lady of the English by Elizabeth Chadwick
    +5 commented on review Ordinary Beauty by Laura Wiess

  59. Thanks for the chance!

    I would love Beautiful Chaos.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  60. Hi, Teddyree. :D
    If I'd win I'd love "One Grave at a Time" I'm a total Night Huntress Fan. ;)

    Bonus book that looked the most interesting to me was Abithica!

    Thanks for the great giveaway and congrats to blog turning 3! ;D



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