This weekend I received Cynthia Leitich Smith’s Feral Pride in the mail. I had taken a chance and entered the Giveaway Cynthia had on her blog. Those who entered had a chance to win one of her three books in the Feral Series. I thought what the heck, entered and won! Of course this is the last book in the series, so I am off to buy the first two. You might ask, “How do you know you will want to read all three?” I am pretty confident about that decision. I loved Cynthia’s Tantalize Trilogy and I wasn’t even into Vampire books. So when Booklist said Smith’s ability to mix the paranormal and the divine with sexy, wisecracking humor, youthful optimism, and fast-paced action has been a hallmark of this entertaining series, I knew they were speaking the truth.
Here is a description of Feral Pride:
Anti-shifter sentiment is at an all-time high when Kayla’s transformation to werecat is captured on video and uploaded for the world to see. Suddenly she becomes a symbol of the werebeast threat and—along with fellow cat Yoshi, lion-possum Clyde, and human Aimee—a hunted fugitive. Meanwhile, a self-proclaimed weresnake has kidnapped the governor of Texas and hit the airwaves with a message of war. In retaliation, werepeople are targeted by law enforcement, threatened with a shift-suppressing vaccine, terrorized by corporate conspiracy, and enslaved by a top-secret, intelligent Cryptid species. Can Clyde rally his inner lion king to lead his friends—new and old—into battle against ruthless, media-savvy foes? A rousing blend of suspense, paranormal romance, humor, and high action.
The Internet provides a goldmine for book giveaways. Many of the authors make you jump through tons of hoops, but Cynthia didn’t do that. Below are a couple of the large sites who specialize in announcing book giveaways. Goodreads usually doesn’t torture you with tons of things you have to do.
Individual blogs like this one will show off an author and ask them to do a book giveaway. I let anyone who leaves a comment have one chance to win and more chances if they want to Tweet, blog, or mention it on Facebook. The one thing I have noticed on my blog is many people do not enter, thus those who do have a better chance of winning the book. It is fun to receive something nice that is unexpected in the mail.
Give it a try.