Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Werewolves and Shapeshifters and a Vlog

It's all explained in the vlog except the bits that aren't:




What: 1 copy of Werewolves and Shapeshifters: Encounters with the Beasts Within,  edited by John Skipp.

Werewolves and shapeshifters have morphed into the latest pop culture stars. This mind-bending collection includes thirty-two new and classic stories from the best writers in the genre.

Werewolves and shapeshifters are the latest literary craze following vampires and zombies. The phenomenal success of the Twilight series, and the blockbuster movies that followed, has spawned a new obsession with these supernatural beings. From John Skipp, the master of horror, comes this definitive collection of thirty-two classic and new stories, written by favorites of the genre including George R.R. Martin, Charlaine Harris, Chuck Palahniuk, Neil Gaiman, H.P. Lovecraft, Joe R. Lansdale, Angela Carter, David J. Schow, Kathe Koja, Bentley Little, and more. Skipp provides fascinating insight and details, through two nonfiction essays, into the history and presence of shape shifting in popular culture. Resources at the end of the book include lists of the genre's best long-form fiction, as well as movies, websites, and writers.

How: Leave a comment telling The Qwillery if you prefer to read about werewolves, shapeshifters, vampires, zombies, or something else. Recommend some books if you like.

You can receive additional entries by:

1) Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

2) Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Even if you mention the giveaway on both, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times.

3) Mentioning the giveaway on your on blog or website. It must be your own blog or website; not a website that belongs to someone else or a site where giveaways, contests, etc. are posted.

There are a total of 4 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry), Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry), and personal blog/website mention (+1 entry). This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook, Twitter, or blog/website mentions. In addition please leave a way to contact you.

When: The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Wednesday, September 29, 2010.

40 comments:

  1. I'm a follower.
    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/BooksThings/status/25240676216

    books (dot) things (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  2. I have two friends, Jean Stein and Mario Archeleto, sorry, I am not sure how to spell Mario's last name. Bot are members of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, that's how I know them, both write Urban Fantasy featuring vampires and both their styles are completely unique from each other. The are a fun read. Jean writes the Anna Strong series and one of the tiles for Mario is 'Love Bites.'
    I write epic fantasy.
    Nancy
    N. R. Williams, fantasy author

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  3. I love reading zombie books. Telling me a book has zombies is an almost guaranteed way to get me to buy it. I got two today for that reason alone. However, my next top pick would have to be shifters of some sort - especially if it's a romance. Vampires - gag me please! With the exception of some series, like the Broken Heart books - I just don't want to read another vampire book.

    My fav new zombie books of the year are: Feed by Mira Grant, Married with Zombies by Jesse Petterson, Night of the Living Trekkies by... oh man, it's two dudes and it's hysterical!

    My favorite shifter book that I've read this year was Eternal Hunter by Cynthia Eden.

    As far as the other enteries... I've retweeted once, I need to retweet again with the #bookaddicts hash tag. It's totally going up on my Facebook.

    http://www.facebook.com/acmcclendon#!/cid.tyer

    twitter.com/cidwrites

    and to contact me! cid @ book-addicts .com

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  4. Following, and tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/LouGagliardi/status/25265079596

    Also blog posted:


    http://wp.me/s11O7B-contest

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  5. oops! and my address is loug28 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  6. I like Shifters-werewolves, cats-lions, jaquars, pumas etc. I was introduced via Lora Leigh and Her Breeds'. Even though they are not typically shifters. My address is annekenj@ymail(dot)com

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  7. Looks like an interesting read.

    Please enter me in the giveaway.

    I Follow via GFC.

    Thank you.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

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  8. I'm a follower of Amber Quill and have been for a long time. I will certainly be mentioning this contest on twitter.

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  9. I forgot to mention I love werewolves, cats, shapeshifters.

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  10. Werewolves!

    I follow
    bkhabel at-gmail-dot-com

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  11. I love to read about werewolves, shapeshifters & vampires. If you have not read the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs I recommend them!

    Thanks for the chance to win! seescootread[at]gmail[dot]com

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  12. I saw what a great job that John Skipp did with the Zombie anthology and I can only believe that he did a great job with this werewolf anthology!

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  13. I like to read them all, as long as they are well done. I think my favorite is the cat shifters.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  14. I think vampire books are my favorites. Vampire Academy, Den of Shadows, Night World, all of them are great!
    I'm also a follower
    catdammerj@yahoo.com

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  15. I am a new gfc follower

    love werewolves!

    drakebdog@gmail.co,

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  16. i love reading about all manner of supernatural creatures! i like finding out about new ones, whether the author made them up completely or based them on mythology/legends of some sort.

    though i've always had a soft spot for vamps and shapeshifters, zombies have been slowly growing on me too...

    k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

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  17. i am a follower via gfc

    k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

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  18. I think I love reading werewolves <3They're just so mysterious, so awesome *o*

    blissfulrains(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. I love ghosts and shapeshifters!!!
    I also Love Gail Carrigers werewolves!!

    I never win anything but I will give it a go!

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  20. I prefer to read about shapeshifters, but I haven't found many books on this theme.

    a(dot)long(at)tcu(dot)edu

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  21. This is definitely one I have to add to my shelves. I'm a big werewolf fan, and try to get my hands on anything pertaining to werewolves.

    Recent acquisitions in the werewolf genre:

    Full Moon City, edited by Darrell Schweitzer and Martin H. Greenberg

    Queer Wolf, an anthology of Gay and Lesbian werewolf tales, edited by James EM Rasmussen

    Follow the Qwillery via @DarkWoofer on Twitter

    Posted on blog: http://wooferslair.blogspot.com

    FeralWoofer (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  22. +JMJ+

    Werewolves are my favourite. I'm fascinated by the idea that they are monsters only one or a few nights of the month. The ethics of the reinforced cage appeal to me.

    Please enter me in your giveaway. I am a new follower and my e-mail address is altaemoeniaRomae[at]gmail[dot]com.

    I've also posted a link to this contest on my sidebar: http://shreddedcheddar.blogspot.com

    Total: 3 entries

    Thanks!

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  23. It depends on the mood I'm in, though vampires are usually at the top of the list. If I'm in the mood for a good horror book, I'll go for zombies :)
    +1 GFC follower
    +1 tweet http://twitter.com/pixie13sweeps/status/25744403665

    gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

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  24. I do love them all werewolves books are my favorite.

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  25. I have to say vampires are my fave!
    Follower (+1 entry)
    Thanks!

    fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

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  26. I've become sick of vampire books because I want them to go back to being scarey disgusting creatures not sparkly things. Lately I've been into stories with fae, zombies (preferably the scary kid), and psychics.


    giveawaymommy at yahoo.com

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  27. I am a GFC follower (melissa r)


    giveawaymommy at yahoo.com

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  28. I like reading about Vampires.

    allisonsbj3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. Blog follower

    allisonsbj3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. I love to read about pretty much everything....My son who is 13 Loves Werewolves!!!! So if I find a book that him might actually read I totally jump on it! Ahhhhh to turn off the TV....a dream come true :0)
    beejee77@comcast.net

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  31. I currently follow you blog via GFC.

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  32. I love reading mostly about vampires because of the innate sensuality they seem to have, especially in paranormal romances. (What can I say? I'm a girly girl when it comes to those addicting reads!) However, shapeshifters have had a place in my heart since the first time I saw Labyrinth. Seeing Jareth turn from fae to owl and back was SO cool!

    My favorite shifter books are also romances, but unfortunately, the author passed away a few years ago. However, my favorite book series ever, the Dark Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon, does feature a lot of were-creatures and some shapeshifters. I highly recommend those to everyone who is mature enough to read them!

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  33. I just became a follower today after being made aware of this giveaway via Alethea Kontis.

    Which monster do I enjoy reading about most? I don't really have a preference, though in the last couple of years I have read a number of very good novels involving zombies. Brian Keene's The Rising, Max Brooks' World War Z, and Nate Kenyon's Sparrow Rock.

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  34. I saw this book last week at Borders. Great looking book. Following you on twitter as well.

    dalelmurhy @ gravesidetales (dot) com

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  35. I've always been a fan of werewolves and other changelings. When I was young, I read every book in the school library concerning this topic. When I'd exhausted those stacks, starting ordering books from neighboring areas. I'm sincerely hoping werewolves are the new vampire.

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  36. I am a fan of vampires. i love the idea of them being vulnerable sometimes when around humans, hence Vampire Romance is one of my favorites, but I do like shifters as well!

    I'm a follower!
    I twitted http://twitter.com/yllektra/status/25912515855

    Kelly // yvantis@hotmail.com

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  37. following & Tweeted.

    Zombies a werewolven, please.

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  38. I love reading about werewolves, shapeshifters, vampires, witches, casters....things like that. Though, I find historical romance guite facinating too but I think I'm going thru a phase..lol
    I really enjoyed Beautiful Creatures.

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

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  39. I follow on google friend.....dor

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

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  40. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/DoreenRiopel/status/25943160761

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

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