Wednesday, June 8, 2011

HUMPDAY GIVEAWAY: Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris

Yes, I promised this was coming, and here we are.  This is the 11th book in Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire series, which is, of course, the basis for the HBO series True Blood.  Either you want this book or you don't, and I don't think there needs to be any selling on my part.

So, here's what I'm going to do that's a little different this week...  I'm hoping this will be a popular giveaway, as the book is at the very top of the bestseller list.  So the deal is, the more people that enter this contest, the more copies I'll give away.  If ten people enter, I'll give away one copy.  If 20 people enter, I'll give away two.  Right up to five copies.  I doubt we'll have more than 50 entrants.  (But it would be awesome if we did!)  Other than that, normal rules apply:

  • The giveaway is open to anyone with a U.S. mailing address ('cause I'm footing the postage).
  • To enter, all you need to do is post a comment below by Wednesday, June 15, 2011.
  • At my discretion, if there are less than five respondents, I can cancel or extend the giveaway.
  • Winner(s) will be chosen by me with the help of a random number generator, and will be announced in the comments section of this thread.
  • Please check back to see if you've won. If you have left a way to contact you, I will do so.
  • The winner has one week to respond to me at with a mailing address, or I will choose a new winner.
  • If a second winner fails to respond, the book automatically goes to the lovely members of my face-to-face book club.
  • Previous giveaway winners are welcome to enter.
  • Finally, if at all possible, please comment below only if you're entering the giveaway.
And a final bonus:  This is a few minutes of the speech Charlaine Harris gave at BEA two weeks ago.  I'm sorry it's totally out of focus.  Flip Cams aren't designed to focus at that distance.  However, you can hear everything she says, including her response to all the publishers who passed on her books.  Enjoy!


  1. I'd like to enter!

  2. I'd like to enter. My sister has raved about these books and I've never read one.

    Thanks for holding this giveaway!

  3. So, I have to admit, that the Sookie series has lost it's charm with me. However, I am still desperately anxious to see what happens to our unlikely heroine and her deadly beaus....count me in!

    You know my email :)

  4. Oh, I'd like to enter the giveaway. You can contact me via Blogger or Shelfari (Jaede)

  5. OMG I'm so excited about this! I have been secretly hoping since march this would become a giveaway. I was sad when I couldn't buy it myself so thank you so much for the chance to own it.

  6. Count me in on the giveaway! I'm crossing my fingers!!! (annapi)

  7. I want to win! :) is my email :)

  8. I'd like to sign up to win a copy, Please.

    Auntie Nanuuq: Shelfari PBT

  9. I have never read this author and would like to try her book Dead Reckoning, Thanks for the chance to win one.

  10. I love charlaine harris! I would love to win a copy :) Thanks!

  11. oops... justr realised that its only US peeps... I am happy to pay postage though if I win ;)

  12. Hi Susan! I wold love the chance to enter into this competition! My screen name on is alli formally awelker

  13. Wow, this would be an awesome book to read. Sookie Stackhouse is one of the best heroines out there!

    Contact info is!

  14. I'd love an autographed copy. Thanks for sharing!

  15. What a fun idea! Great video too.

  16. Add me to the hopeful entrant list please!I have my fingers9 and toes) crossed!

  17. I would love to win this book!!
    Im a Sookie (& ERIC) ADDICT!!

  18. Hey y'all,

    It's giveaway day! Thank you all so much for playing along. Now, I had said that the more people who entered, the more copies I'd give away, and if 20 people entered, I'd give away two copies. With 17 entrants, we didn't quite make the cut. (I'm always surprised by how hard it is to give away books, but that's neither here nor there.) Anyway, I decided to round up, and with the help of a random number generator, I picked THREE winners. They are:

    S Whitehead (Jaede)
    Stephanie C

    Congrats to all three of you! I'll need to get a mailing address for each of you, and if you've left contact info, I'll follow up with you. And if you haven't, please email me a snail mail address at

    A new Humpday Giveaway will be posted later today. The book was chosen by one of the commenters to yesterday's Mailbox Monday post about the BEA boxes. If you see something you'd like there, let me know. Perhaps it will be a giveaway in the next few weeks. In any case, please keep checking back, I have a lot of good books I'll be sharing.