May 2, 2010

Vampire Hunter Anita Blake Star of Ardeur - Contest

Ardeur 14 Writers on the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series
Edited by Laurell K. Hamilton 
Smart Pop (April 6, 2010)
[see contest details at end of post]
"Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series is a literary sensation, thanks to its strong female hero, well-fleshed (both literally and literarily) characters and unabashed attitude toward sex. The world Hamilton has created is powerfully compelling and stunningly complex—and it gets deeper and richer, and more perilous, with every book.

"Straddling the series’ dominant themes of sex and power, Ardeur gives Anita fans a deeper look into the dynamics, both personal political, that have kept readers fascinated throughout the run of the series. Why is the ardeur the very best thing that could have happened to Anita, personally (aside from all the sex it requires her to have with hot men)? How is Anita’s alternate United States a logical legal extension of our own? And as the series continues, what other bargains might Anita have to make with herself and others in order to keep the people she loves safe from harm?"

Essays



CONTEST

[This contest has ended]


Thanks to Smart Pop Books one lucky reader will win a copy of Ardeur. Contest is open to US and Canadian residents only.

*Tell me the name of ONE character (only) from the Anita Blake Series: One chance
*Tell me something about that character: One chance

You may also:

*Link or add to this contest on any of the social network sites, or your own web page. Let me know the url: One chance for each link.

*Tell me if you are a follower: One chance

*Tell me if you are an email subscriber: One chance.

*If your email is not associated with your ID, please put the address in your
response.

Contest ends May 16, 2010. 

33 comments:

Marx said...

Very interesting website...

btw I made a vampire music video!

Check it out :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HexMcQnPiQ

BreiaB said...

Asher is one of Anita's men. He was horribly burned on one side by holy water. When she first meets him he only shows her the good side of his face, using his hair to cover his scars to keep her from seeing how bad it is.


Great contest.I can't wait to read this book.

jacabur2008 said...

Nathaniel, my favorite character from the Anita Blake books. He is one of Anita's housemates who when needed serves to feed the Ardeur and is also part of Anita's power triangle with Damien, he is a stripper at Guilty Pleasures and a shape shifter.

I am an old email subscriber.
I am an old GFC Follower {jacabur1}

On my activity update on Book Blogs here:
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Posted on my blog about contest here:
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Tweeted here: http://twitter.com/jacabur1/status/13248474471

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jacabur2008 said...

Forgot my email is not associated with my Live Journal and it is:

jacabur2008(at)gmail(dot)com

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Gabrielle Lee said...

I do love Richard. I know,I know but I can't help it. I have a soft spot for that wolf and just think of the power if he could get his stuff together.

Gabrielle
meingee@yahoo.com

Lisa R said...

+1 Jean-Claude is a master vampire and wants Anita for his own.
+1 I love the sexy humorous bantering that goes on between them.

+1 I am an old email subscriber.
+1 I am an old GFC Follower -Lisa Richards

+1 tweeted-alterlisa
http://patricias-vampire-notes.blogspot.com/2010/05/vampire-hunter-anita-blake-star-of.html

+1 blogged-http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/p/giveaway-memes-516-530.html

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Julie said...

I have not read the series yet, but I really want to. So Anita is the only character I have heard of. But I'm a google follower, twitter follower, and fan on facebook. juliecookies(at)gmail.com

Bookie said...

+1 One of my favorite characters is Micah.
+1 Anita mentions how her and Micah can fit into each others shirts.
+1 Follower
+1 Email Subscriber

dawnpnr(at)aol(dot)com

Thanks for the giveaway! :)

FatalisFortuna said...

Kaspar Gunderson is a sort of were-swan, from The Lunatic Cafe. I thought he was fascinating. :)

And I'm an email subscriber!

screamingicecube (at) hotmail (dot) com

Cyndi said...

It would be great to win a copy of this book since 1)I'm broke and 2) Flirt was way overpriced and I'm still a little bitter.
That said, I'm still a Laurell K. Hamilton follower and will hopefully get to meet her soon (she's signing at Murder By the Book here in Houston in the near future) :-)

+1 Micah is definitely my favorite character (he's wayyyyy too good for Anita!!!!)
+1 He's a great leader of the pack, he's sexy as can be, he allows Anita to be herself without trying to tie her down, and he's truly loving. What more could she want in a man????
+1 I'm a blog follower
+1 I'm an email subscriber (jonescyndi@yahoo.com)

katsrus said...

+1 Follower
+1 Email Subscriber
I have not read this series yet. New author to me. Looking forward to reading it. Sounds good and a great cover.
Sue B
katsrus(at)gmail(dot)com

madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

I'm going to make separate entries if that's OK.

My favorite character is Anita--everyone else in the series is kind of pale in comparison.

bookcat1010 at gmail dot com

madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

The reason I love Anita is maybe a bit silly. She is an Episcopalian and her mother is Mexican (same as me). When I read the books (and I haven't missed a single one) I just wish I had her spunk! lol

bookcat1010 at gmail dot com

madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

I'm an old follower on Google Friend Connect

bookcat1010 at gmail dot com

madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

I subscribe by email

bookcat1010 at gmail dot com

BreiaB said...

Forgot to add to my comment( #2) That I am an old email subscriber and I follow you on twitter(bbricke) and I follow with GFC as well.

DandHRoberts said...

Nathaniel Graison, Anita's Lover and a Stripper at Guilty Pleasures, Stage name Brandon.

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I am a follower of your Blog and an email subscriber. DandHRoberts

Lady_Graeye said...

+1 I like Anita-
+1 She's a strong kick-butt woman who knows what she wants and does it!

+1 I am a google follower
+1 I am an email subscriber

lisaglidewell[at]gmail[dot]com

etirv said...

From the novel Flirt: Tony Bennington, Anita's client.

delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

etirv said...

Tony Bennington is Anita's client in Flirt who is desperate to have her reanimate his recently deceased wife.

delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

etirv said...

Google follower!

delilah0180(aat)yahoo(dot)com

etirv said...

Email subscriber!

delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

layla418 said...

Richard Zeeman is still one of favorite characters and I hope I eventually finds happiness even if it's not with Anita. I hope he eventually accepts himself as a werewolf.

I'm a follower

Skk25@aol.com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

my friend would love this. anita blake worked at Animators, Inc.


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Shooting Stars Mag said...

follow your blog

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ArkieRN said...

Micah with his kitty-cat eyes is a favorite of mine because he is so easy going.

I follow on twitter as ArkieRN, I also receive the newsletter email.

Hannah S said...

Honestly, I haven't read any of this yet, so the only name I can give you is Anita.
Lame, I know!
However, I've heard awesome things about this!
Thanks for the giveaway, too!

Love, Hannah
xoxosweeet at yahoo dot com

P.s. I'm a follower.

K.Victoria Smith said...

Huge LKH fan. Got signed copy of Blood Noir last yr at Archon. Favorite character, Jason Schuyler. JC's pomme, stripper, now Anita's ATC and her FIB (friend with benefits). He is wise, smart, witty and hot.

Follower of PVN on FB, email attached to ID.

Writing my own paranormal and hope it will be half as good.

Christine H said...

+2 Anita she was the protector
+1 I am a follower:
+1 I subscribe to yoir email.
+1 http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fpatricias-vampire-notes.blogspot.com%2F2010%2F05%2Fvampire-hunter-anita-blake-star-of.html
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+1 twitter:
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Kelly said...

+1 Micah Callahan
+1 He's a sexy lycanthrope leopard with mesmerizing chartreuse eyes that Anita (or I) can't get enough of and he's my favorite of her live-in sweeties.
+1 Tweet: http://twitter.com/kghobbs/statuses/14006259945
+1 Sidebar: kghbookhunter.blogspot.com
+1 Follower
+1 email subscriber

Thanks for hosting the contest!:D
kghobbs(at)gmail(dot)com

Dena said...

Hello, I'm new to Anita Blake series and am in the process of buying them all. So far my favorite character besides Anita is Jean Claude a Master Vampire who owns a night club and has the hots for Anita. I am a follower and a subscriber. I don't have a website or other network sites but I did tell my sister a friend. So I think that makes 4 chances.
denwal1@aol.com

Espana said...

Bullet is not a plot-driven book; it's a character-driven book. In some ways, Bullet has more in common with literary fiction than genre fiction. Laurell K. Hamilton's books have become less about what the characters are doing than who they are becoming. In Bullet, readers will not find the larger-than-life conflicts and flashy climaxes of early Anita Blake novels. If you like fast-paced action, you're going to be dissatisfied when the majority of a book focuses on the internal workings of the characters' minds.

K.Victoria Smith said...

For all the action and the sex, I have always thought that at the heart of this was Anita's Journey. A journey not inconsistent with the "Hero's Journey" as described by Joseph Campbell and further applied to writing and film by Christopher Vogler. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Writer%27s_Journey:_Mythic_Structure_For_Writers