Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Book Giveaway: The Taker

Since July 2010, TNBBC has been bringing authors and readers together every month to get behind the book! This unique experience wouldn't be possible without the generous donations of the authors and publishers involved. 

I'm excited to to bring you next month's 
Author/Reader Discussion book!

We will be reading and discussing The Taker 
with author Alma Katsu

In order to stimulate discussion, 
Alma has agreed to give away 
10 paper copies
to residents of the US and Canada only

Here is the Goodreads description:

True love can last an eternity . . . but immortality comes at a price. . . . On the midnight shift at a hospital in rural Maine, Dr. Luke Findley is expecting another quiet evening of frostbite and the occasional domestic dispute. But the minute Lanore McIlvrae—Lanny—walks into his ER, she changes his life forever. A mysterious woman with a past and plenty of dark secrets, Lanny is unlike anyone Luke has ever met. He is inexplicably drawn to her . . . despite the fact that she is a murder suspect with a police escort. And as she begins to tell her story, a story of enduring love and consummate betrayal that transcends time and mortality, Luke finds himself utterly captivated.

Her impassioned account begins at the turn of the nineteenth century in the same small town of St. Andrew, Maine, back when it was a Puritan settlement. Consumed as a child by her love for the son of the town’s founder, Lanny will do anything to be with him forever. But the price she pays is steep—an immortal bond that chains her to a terrible fate for all eternity. And now, two centuries later, the key to her healing and her salvation lies with Dr. Luke Findley.

Part historical novel, part supernatural page-turner, The Taker is an unforgettable tale about the power of unrequited love not only to elevate and sustain, but also to blind and ultimately destroy, and how each of us is responsible for finding our own path to redemption.

This giveaway will run through May 8th. 
Winners will be announced here and via email on May 9th.

Here's how to enter:

1 - Leave a comment stating why you'd like to receive a copy of the book. 

2 - State that you agree to participate in the group read book discussion that will run from June 15th through the end of the month. Alma Katsu has agreed to participate in the discussion and will be available to answer any questions you may have for her. 

 *If you are chosen as a winner, by accepting the copy you are agreeing to read the book and join the group discussion at TNBBC on Goodreads (the thread for the discussion will be emailed to you before the discussion begins). 

 3 - Your comment must have a way to contact you (email is preferred). 



  1. I haven't been around lately way too much going on. But this book has me very intrigued!!! I'd love to join if I'm picked!! in the US and email is

  2. Very interested, will participate if selected.

  3. It looks like a very powerful dark book from the house on the front cover. I would be happy to take part in the discussion. Contact me by email on ''.

  4. As a medical professional AND a lover of historical fiction, why WOULDN'T I want to win this?? I'm looking forward to the discussion too! 'karlyw743 at gmail dot com' Thanks!

  5. I love historical fiction and this definitely sounds intriguing. I would like to participate in this discussion too! Please contact at

  6. I love a book with a back story and plot twists and this sound like the book for me. Also, summer vacation is almost here for me, I'm a high school teacher, and I want something good to read during the break. My contact information is Thanks for the opportunity!!

  7. While this looks like a different book from what I've been reading lately, it looks really intriguing. Plus, my most-trusted GoodReads friend gave it 4 stars (high praise from her!). I've participated in these author discussions before and they're always such fun. I agree to participate in the group read book discussion in June. My contact info is Thank you!!

  8. No need to put me in for the drawing, as I have read and LOVED this book (and own a copy). Can't wait to discuss. Fabulous, dark, literary, historical, romance, paranormal all wrapped into one delicious book.

  9. Sounds great! Can't wait to read discuss!

  10. Sounds like a riveting read! I'd love a copy and would be happy to discuss. -- Olivia

  11. Congrats to each and every one of you! You are all winners of THE TAKER. Email is on its way! Thanks for commenting and for your constant interest and enthusiasm for these discussion giveaways!