Next week you can head to the theaters and and see The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. But today you have the chance to win two gorgeous books that chronicle the creation of the Hobbit movies, and an exclusive HarperCollins Hobbit tote bag to carry them in! If you’re a Bilbo fan, this is your day.
Enter to win The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles: Art & Design and its companion, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles II: Creatures and Characters. Both of these books are sumptuous celebrations of the creative vision of Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit movies. These lavish hardcover books are bursting with insider information, behind-the-scenes stories, and stunning visual imagery.
Enter to win by 6 p.m. EST by leaving a comment below, or by RT us on Twitter: @HarperVoyagerUS! Good luck! Two winners will be randomly selected and contacted directly. (Open to U.S. only.)
Don’t forget: The third book in this lavish series, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Chronicles: Art & Design, will publish next week! It features more than 1,000 spectacular visuals including concept artwork, photographs, film stills, and behind-the-scenes extras from Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, out on Dec. 13. You can pre-order your copy now!
This Friday we’re giving away books from Kylie Chan’s two trilogies with Harper Voyager! We have the Dark Heavens trilogy (WHITE TIGER, RED PHOENIX, BLUE DRAGON) and the Journey To Wudang trilogy (EARTH TO HELL, HELL TO HEAVEN, HEAVEN TO WUDANG). And you have the chance to win one of these!
Discover these fantastic books by Kylie Chan, where she blends urban fantasy with kung fu, as her heroine Emma Donahoe battles epic danger from demons, vampires, and evil gods. Publisher’s Weekly calls the series, “Chinese legend with the thrill of a past-paced martial-arts movie.”
Enter to win by 6 p.m. EST by leaving a comment below, or by RT us on Twitter – @HarperVoyagerUS! Good luck! Winners will be randomly selected and contacted directly. (Open to U.S. only.)
It’s another Friday giveaway here at Voyager, but this week is an extra special one! We have two exclusive Harper Voyager tote bags STUFFED with fantastic HarperCollins books and swag – advanced reader’s copies, temporary tattoos, pins and more!
Inside the bag you’ll find a great selection of horror, sci-fi, fantasy, thriller, and mystery titles. There’s even an online sampler of our newest books, which gives you a sneak peek at what’s to come. You can even deck yourself out with a DEAD RUN tattoo while you read through these titles.
Enter to win by 6 p.m. EST by leaving a comment below, or by RT us on Twitter – @HarperVoyagerUS! Good luck! Two winners will be randomly selected and contacted directly. (Open to U.S. only.)
With Halloween creeping up on us this week, we’re doing a SPECIAL Monday giveaway in honor of our favorite holiday — and this one is meant to give you nightmares! We are giving eight winners a signed copy of the novel NOS4A2 by master of horror Joe Hill.
Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. On her Raleigh Tuff Burner bike, she makes her way to a rickety covered bridge that, within moments, takes her wherever she needs to go, whether it’s across Massachusetts or across the country.
Charles Talent Manx has a way with children. He likes to take them for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4A2 vanity plate. With his old car, he can slip right out of the everyday world, and onto the hidden roads that transport them to an astonishing – and terrifying – playground of amusements he calls “Christmasland.”
Then, one day, Vic goes looking for trouble—and finds Manx. That was a lifetime ago. Now Vic, the only kid to ever escape Manx’s unmitigated evil, is all grown up and desperate to forget. But Charlie Manx never stopped thinking about Victoria McQueen. He’s on the road again and he’s picked up a new passenger: Vic’s own son.
This print edition of NOS4A2 also contains more than 15 illustrations by award-winning Locke & Key artist Gabriel Rodríguez.
Enter to win by 6 p.m. EST by commenting below, or RT us on Twitter - @HarperVoyagerUS! Good luck! Eight winners will be randomly selected amd contacted directly. (Open to U.S. only)
Have you meet James Stark yet? Better known as Sandman Slim, he is the quintessential antihero of Richard Kadrey’s SANDMAN SLIM series. Over the course of four books – with a fifth one out on July 30 – Stark has fled Hell for Hell-on-Earth (Los Angeles), taken on angels, demons, outlaw bikers, zombies, covert government operatives, and all manner of monsters, while saving humankind from total annihilation on numerous occasions.
The complete series could be yours if you enter to win our sweepstakes! You’ll get the first four novels (Sandman Slim, Kill the Dead, Aloha From Hell, Devil Said Bang) plus a signed first edition copy of the fifth book, Kill City Blues. If that’s not enough, we’ll throw in a special advanced reader’s copy of Richard’s forthcoming standalone novel, Dead Set!
The sweepstakes runs through July 31 and is only open to US/Canada entries. Enter to win here and see why Cory Doctorow calls the series “The most hard-boiled piece of supernatural fiction I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. … all confident and energetic and fresh and angry.”
Let the countdown begin — only 15 more days until San Diego Comic-Con! Harper Voyager and Morrow will be there, so be sure to stop by our booth (booth #1029) and say hello. We’ll have lots of author signings, booth giveaways, panelists and much more! We’ll post a complete schedule closer to the date, but here’s a glimpse of what you can expect:
Author signings - Stop by our booth to meet the following authors and get their signature!
· David Wellington, CHIMERA
· Raymond Feist, MAGICIAN’S END
· C. Robert Cargill, DREAMS AND SHADOWS
· James Rollins, EYE OF GOD
· Robin Hobb, BLOOD OF DRAGONS
· Richard Kadrey, KILL CITY BLUES
· Nick Cole, THE OLD MAN AND THE WASTELAND
Panelists – Some authors will be on panels, and our very own Richard Kadrey is the Guest of Honor!
· Richard Kadrey – Urban Fantasy: Myth & Magic in the City
· Brom – Monsters and Mortals
· Nick Cole – Apocalyptic/Zombie
· C. Robert Cargill – Witches and Fey
· James Rollins – Keep ‘em At the Edge of Their Seats
· David Wellington – Science Fiction and the Future
· Robin Hobb – Epic Fantasy
Giveaways and merch - What’s a convention without some swag? Attendees will have a chance to get the following:
· DRAGON KEEPER by Robin Hobb, mass market edition
· KILL CITY BLUES by Richard Kadrey, exclusive Comic-Con advance sale
· WASTELAND SAGA by Nick Cole, ebook bundle promotion
· CHIMERA by Daving Wellington, exclusive Comic-Con advance sale
· Raymond Feist will be signing special Midkemia maps
· An ebook Voyager sampler with more than a dozen excerpts from our hottest books and new releases
Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @HarperVoyagerUS for up-to-date info while we’re at Comic-Con.
Are you heading on a trip this summer and looking for books to take along? Well, if you enter this month’s sweepstakes, you could win a trunk full of Harper Voyager books - and your packing will be much easier!
Here’s how: Just head to our Sweeps, Contests and More page before midnight EST on Monday, June 24, and enter your email address (you do not have to share your Facebook friends if you do not wish to).
The truck is packed with some of our bestsellers and fan favorites, including:
Magician’s End by Raymond Feist (final book in the Riftwar Cycle series)
Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey
Kill the Dead by Richard Kadrey (book #2 in the Sandman Slim series)
A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison (book #10 in the Rachel Morgan series)
Ever After by Kim Harrison (book #11 in the Rachel Morgan series)
Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cargill
Angel’s Ink by Jocelynn Drake (book #1 of Asylum Tales series)
The Lost by Vicki Petterson (book #2 of Celestial Blues series)
Blood of Dragons by Robin Hobb (final book in the Rain Wilds series)
The Explorer by James Smythe
*Contest open to US/Canada entries only.
What could be better than a new book from Christopher Moore? A galley of his next novel, SACRE BLEU, A comedy d’Art, which Morrow won’t publish until April 2012!
Sacre Bleu. Or “sacred blue,” named for the color of the cloak of the Virgin Mary, is made from crushed lapis lazuli, a gemstone that has been prized since antiquity for its intense blue hue. Brought from the Orient by camel and ship, across deserts and over mountains, the finest blue pigment is infused with danger and adventure and, some say, supernatural powers. Interstingly, there is nary of mention of the color blue in all the extant writing of the ancient Greeks and Romans; nor does Roman Catholic liturgy mention the color blue until the 12th century. Really. Hmmm. Tres interessant . . .
Lucien Lessard is the son of a baker, who is the son of a baker, who is the son of a baker (you get the picture), but it was his father’s dream that Lucien become a painter like his friends Renoir, Monet, Bazille, Pissaro, and Cezanne. But when Lucien meets a young girl named Juliette he falls madly in love and devotes himself to painting her wearing a bewitching blue dress. (She wears the dress, not him.) Until one day Lucien arrives at his studio to discover that all of his paintings have been taken. Gone, too, is the beautiful Juliette and the odd little troll-like fellow known as The Colorman who traffics in artists’ paints, in particular a startlingly intense shade of blue . . .
A mystery, a love story, and an art history lesson all rolled into one (bonus: crusty French bread, absinthe, and can-can girls!), SACRE BLEU shows once again why Christopher Moore is one of today’s bestselling novelists.
Please email “eosbooks AT harpercollins DOT com” with your mailing address and tell us why you should be the lucky winner.
We love Tim Powers, and we’re very excited to give away a galley of his upcoming book, HIDE ME AMONG THE GRAVES, which Morrow will publish on March 13, 2012.
From the award-winning author of Declare, Last Call, and Three Days to Never, comes a standout historical thriller in which art and the supernatural collide.
In the winter of 1862, a reformed ex-prostitute named Adelaide McKee shows up on the London doorstep of veterinarian John Crawford with news: their “interlude” seven years earlier produced a baby, which, till now, had been presumed dead. Recently, Adelaide has learned that the girl is still alive—but her life and soul are in peril from a vampiric ghost whose murderous attention McKee drew in her bad old days.
The vampire ghost is John Polidori, Lord Byron’s one-time physician and uncle to the poet Christina Rossetti and her brother, the painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti, both of whose works are supernaturally aided by Polidori’s influence. But when Polidori resurrects Dante’s dead wife by turning her into a horrifying vampire and threatens other family members, the Rossetti siblings know that they must find a way to destroy their monstrous uncle, even though it will mean the end of their best work.
Thrown together with Crawford and McKee, who hope to find and save their missing daughter, the Rossettis are plunged into a supernatural London underworld whose existence they never suspected. Each of the mismatched group—the straitlaced animal doctor, the ex-prostitute, the poet, the painter, and the Artful-Dodger-like daughter—must ultimately choose between the banality and stress of human life and the unholy immortality that Polidori offers.
Please email “eosbooks AT harpercollins DOT com” with your mailing address and tell us why you should be the lucky winner.
We want to give a big thank you to the more than 300 people who commented to help usher in the Year of the Dragon with Robin Hobb! And now here are the lucky 10 winners of Robin’s new hardcover, CITY OF DRAGONS, as well as the paperbacks of volumes one and two: DRAGON HAVEN and
Isabella van Veen
Congratulations to our winners! Please email “eosbooks AT harpercollins DOT com” with your mailing address, and we’ll send your prize to you.
Thanks again to everyone who commented! And be sure to pre-order CITY OF DRAGONS, on sale February 7th.
USHER IN THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON WITH ROBIN HOBB!
Volume three of Robin Hobb’s Rain Wilds Chronicles: CITY OF DRAGONS is on sale February 7, but leave us a comment for a chance to win one of ten early copies of the new hardcover as well as paperback editions of volumes one and two: DRAGON HAVEN and DRAGON KEEPER.
Read this prologue to whet your appetite, comment by Monday, January 30th for your chance to win, and check for another post Tuesday announcing the winners!
City of Dragons – Prologue