Coldness of Marek Super-Giveaway!

Today's the day, folks! I'd like to welcome Rachel O'Laughlin's blog tour to my humble URL, and start with a blurb for COLDNESS OF MAREK, for any who don't yet know...

Such a preeeety cover...
Serengard has been under Orion rule for centuries — centuries of insufferable adherence to laws and traditions that its people no longer believe in. Raised by her scholarly grandfather in the fiery southern city of Neroi, Trzl is dedicated to turning the monarchy into a free society where knowledge is king and no one has to be subject to the whims of an Orion.

As the rebellion escalates, her choices have an eerie impact on the revolution at large, elevating her to a position of influence she has only dreamed of attaining. But there are downsides to her new power that entangle her in a dangerous web of emotions, appearances and alliances. Even as she plays to the attractions of Hodran, a rich nobleman who wants to aid her cause, she is drawn to Mikel, a loyalist farmer who hates the rebellion but just might be winning her heart.

By the time Trzl realizes she is in too deep, she has an infant son and a dark mess of betrayal and lies. She runs to the furthest corner of the kingdom in hopes that she will be left alone with her child, but she has created too many demons. A figure she once trusted will take her captive in the chilling Cliffs of Marek, throw her back into the political upheaval she helped create, and leave her at the mercy of a man she never wanted for an enemy.


If you enjoy fantasy, you will love the Serengard novels. They're set up in a way I've never seen before, and it makes reading them an adventure of its own. I've been privileged enough to already get an eye on a section of book two and a section of book three, and from what I've seen all three will make you love the characters, get you invested in an incredible world, and touch your heart for good... and sometimes ill.

As for COLDNESS itself, this is Trzl's story. I wasn't sure I liked her at first read, but because the story and the writing were so engaging I kept on. Eventually Trzl won my heart with her love for her son, and I was amazed at how much she grew and changed throughout her experiences.

I don't want to give anything away, but I will say this: COLDNESS OF MAREK ranks up there with my favorite fantasy novels. Serengard is a detail-rich land, and the characters (Mikel in particular) completely won my heart.

Overall, I loved it. That's all I have to say about that.

NOW. It is UBER GIVEAWAY TIME. Rachel has graciously offered SIX prizes for you guys!!! That's right SIX PEOPLE WILL WIN SOMETHING. Let's be honest, the odds are in your favor.

PRIZE ONE: Two people will win a paperback copy of COLDNESS OF MAREK along with two bookmarks and two collector's postcards.

PRIZE TWO: An ebook copy of COLDNESS OF MAREK along with a stack of ten bookmarks to pass out to your friends and an 11x17 BOOK POSTER. (You want this, you totally do.)

PRIZE THREE: Three of our INTERNATIONAL READERS will win an ebook copy of COLDNESS OF MAREK.

TO ENTER: Simply enter your email in the form below, and choose the prize you want to win! Entry closes on Monday at 11:59pm (Arizona time), and winners will be announced and contacted Tuesday morning.

Extra entries if you share/tweet/post about this giveaway, but you have to let me know you do or I can't count it!

And if you'd rather not wait and just want to buy your own copy, the links are below! I can't WAIT for you guys to read it!!!


Obsessed with all things history, Rachel grew up reading adventure stories the caliber of Rafael Sabatini and only recently fell in love with fantasy as a genre. She lives in Maine with her husband and children, grows roses and tweets often. In addition to reading and writing, she loves coffee, spy series, and alternative rock. Her first novel, an epic fantasy titled COLDNESS OF MAREK, will be released in August 2013.

Follow Rachel on her blog at, Twitter at @rachelolaughlin, Facebook here and become a Goodreads fan here.

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