Would you look at that? Picking Up the Pen just passed 100 followers on wordpress. To celebrate I’m going to do a giveaway of one of the more interesting titles I’ve picked up over the past few months, Pantomime by Laura Lam. Here’s a back of the book summary.
R.H. Ragona’s Circus of Magic is the greatest circus of Ellada. Nestled among the glowing blue Penglass – remnants of a mysterious civilization long gone – are wonders beyond the wildest imagination. It’s a place where anything seems possible, where if you close your eyes you can believe that the magic and knowledge of the vanished Chimeras is still there. It’s a place where anyone can hide.
Iphigenia Laurus, or Gene, the daughter of a noble family, is uncomfortable in corsets and crinoline, and prefers climbing trees to debutante balls. Micah Grey, a runaway living on the streets, joins the circus as an aerialist’s apprentice and soon becomes the circus’s rising star. But Gene and Micah have balancing acts of their own to perform, and a secret in their blood that could unlock the mysteries of Ellada.
Pantomime is a great choice for people who enjoy YA fantasy, and unique protagonists. And because Pantomime has just released a sequel, Shadowplay, I’m going to give each participant an option on whether they want to win either Pantomine or Shadowplay. That way, people who have already read and enjoyed Pantomime can win the sequel. Either way, the winner will receive their book by mail from The Book Depository. Because The Book Depository does free worldwide shipping, this makes this an international contest.
So how do you enter? Fill out this google docs form. It will ask for your name, your preferred mailing address, whether you’d like a copy of Pantomime, or Shadowplay, and your email address so I can let you know if you’ve won! The form will be deleted after the contest, so I won’t be keeping your info on file. You don’t have to follow this blog in order to enter, although if this goes well I hope to do future giveaways, so it might be a good way of keeping track of those. The giveaway will be opened until February 20th. After that, the winner will be announced and the book shipped.
Have any questions? Feel free to put them in the comments of email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll do my best to respond ASAP.