Saturday, April 14, 2012

Blue Magic by A.M. Dellamonica - Giveaway

Blue Magic by A.M. Dellamonica was released on April 10, 2012 by Tor Books. It's the sequel to Indigo Springs.  Two commenters can win a copy of Blue Magic - see The Giveaway below.

Blue Magic
Blue Magic 2
Tor, April 10, 2012
Trade Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

This powerful sequel to the A.M. Dellamonica's Sunburst Award–winning contemporary fantasy Indigo Springs starts in the small town in Oregon where Astrid Lethewood discovered an underground river of blue liquid—Vitagua—that is pure magic. Everything it touches is changed. The secret is out—and the world will never be the same. Astrid’s best friend, Sahara, has been corrupted by the blue magic, and now leads a cult that seeks to rule the world. Astrid, on the other hand, tries to heal the world.

Conflicting ambitions, star-crossed lovers, and those who fear and hate magic combine in a terrible conflagration, pitting friend against friend, magic against magic, and the power of nations against a small band of zealots, with the fate of the world at stake.

Blue Magic is a powerful story of private lives changed by earthshaking events that will ensnare readers in its poignant tale of a world touched by magic and plagued by its consequences.

Indigo Springs
Blue Magic 1
Tor, November 2010
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 352 pages
Trade Paperback (October 2009)

Indigo Springs is a sleepy town where things seem pretty normal . . . until Astrid’s father dies and she moves into his house. She discovers that for many years her father had been accessing the magic that flowed, literally, in a blue stream beneath the earth, leaking into his house. When she starts to use the liquid "vitagua" to enchant everyday items, the results seem innocent enough: a “’chanted” watch becomes a charm that means you're always in the right place at the right time; a “’chanted” pendant enables the wearer to convince anyone of anything . . .

But as events in Indigo Springs unfold and the true potential of vitagua is revealed, Astrid and her friends unwittingly embark on a journey fraught with power, change, and a future too devastating to contemplate. Friends become enemies and enemies become friends as Astrid discovers secrets from her shrouded childhood that will lead her to a destiny stranger than she could have imagined . . .

About A.M. Dellamonica

A.M. DELLAMONICA is the author of Indigo Springs, which won the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. Her short fiction has appeared in Asimov’s, Realms of Fantasy, Sci-Fiction and Strange Horizons, and in numerous anthologies; her 2005 alternate-history Joan of Arc story, “A Key to the Illuminated Heretic,” was short-listed for the Sideways Award and the Nebula Award. Dellamonica lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.



The Giveaway


What:  Two commenters will each win a copy of Blue Magic from Tor! US and Canada ONLY.

How:  Leave a comment.

You may 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. You MUST leave a way to contact you.

Who and When:  The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a US or Canadian mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years old or older to enter.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*


  1. This book sounds awesome. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  2. Can't wait to read your books and wow, what an interesting story.

  3. I would love to read these books!! I am always on the lookout for a "new to me" author.


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  4. I loved Indigo Springs!

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  5. I love the cover and would love to try this book! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom
    GFC Krystal Larson

  6. Thanks for the great giveaway! I love the premise and book 1, Indigo Spring is on sale at Amazon. Gonna go pick it up :)

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    +1 gfc: erin

  7. I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest.I would love to read these books. They sound very good.

  8. I have never read any of these and see I need to change that
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  9. The covers are so pretty! This is a new to me series I'll definitely check out.
    I'm a gfc follower


  10. I like both of the covers. The books sound good.

    I follow the blog.

    Thanks for the giveaway.