Monday, August 15, 2011

FF–Giveaway: The Edinburgh Dead

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Brian decided to offer a copy of his book, The Edinburg Dead for the event! I had already posted his retell of the Red Riding Hood HERE, so please go on an read ^^

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Edinburgh 1827: it’s a city populated by mad alchemists who treat Frankenstein as textbook rather than novel and by a criminal underclass prepared to treat with the darkest of powers. And one officer, from the recently formed Edinburgh City Police, must follow the trail of undead hounds, emptied graves, brutal murders and mob violence into the deepest and darkest corners of Edinburgh’s underworld – both literal and magical – and back again to the highest reaches of elegant, intellectual Edinburgh society.

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Interested in winning this book?

  • This giveaway is open Internationally

  • To enter, just leave a comment letting me know what was your favorite part of Brian’s story!

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Ends September 7th, 2011.

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Winterbirth by Brian Ruckley, UK / AUS paperback Bloodheir by Brian Ruckley, UK / AUS paperback Fall of Thanes by Brian Ruckley, UK / AUS paperback

Tynga is a 28 years old mom from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and blogging about them. You might also catch her watching an hockey game. Make sure to say hi on twitter!

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  1. LOL! Loved it all! Especially since the main character has a scottish accent and you put up a pic of Gerald Butler to personify him :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. My fav part is definitely that catherine (Red) is not just an innocent lil' girl, but a woman with an edge. But the fact that Quire is scottish *sigh* is definitely a fav part too.

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  3. I like that Catherine isn't written as a niave little girl.

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  4. loved the story!its a modern and a very realistic take on little red riding hood!I loved it!

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  5. i also tweeted-http://twitter.com/#!/justjanhvi/status/103113447134347264

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  6. I liked that Red wasn't a little inocent girl.

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  7. "wee bit of whisky" as Scottish as it comes :) Lovely!
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  8. shared here
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  9. Hm ... I think i don't like a "part" so much as a trend - the trend that Brian had of making his Red, Christina, a not-naiive child, but a smart woman. I applaud that! Thanks so much! :)
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  10. I can't resist a good ol' Scottish guy :)

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  11. Catherine was the stand out for me! I love a girl with some back bone :)

    Vivien
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  12. +1 spread here
    http://www.goodreads.com/event/show/128143-http-www-tyngasreviews-com-2011-08-ffgiveaway-edinburgh-dead-html

    Vivien
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  13. I loved that Adam Quire is Scottish with rolling r's, that Catherine is ready to rescue herself, and that the who tale is told with a bit of "cheek". I adore humor in books!

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  14. I love that Red is a working girl in the story. That put a whole new spin on things. LOL.

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  15. I like the end where Catherine says "Better late than never I suppose, Adam. Shall we see if there's a wee bit whisky somewhere in the house?" I love that Quire is Scottish.

    rachaelmccully@yahoo.com

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  16. I really loved this particular take on Red. It was lovely to not see her as innocent and naive as she is typically portrayed.

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  17. I like this version of Red Riding Hood, it was much more believable than the old one. I like the end where Quire shoots the wolf between the eyes and then lops off his head for good measure.

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  18. My favorite part of the story is that after Quire kills the wolf, he lops his head off just to make sure. It shows that he's a careful kind of guy that follows through.

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  19. I like the style of writing, with author comments worked in, I like the way Red is portrayed differently and I like Catherine's indifference to the headless corpse.

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  20. My favorite part is Adam Quire...Catherine...the twist on Lil' Red Riding Hood... My favorite part was all of it!
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  21. Tweeted- http://twitter.com/#!/serifinaxxx/status/103349248233451520

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  22. I love his story because it is a more modern day Red Riding Hood. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

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  23. Great spin on little red. My favorite part was when the hero chopped off the wolfs head. Better safe than sorry :). Then it was nice that decided to have a nice drink afterwards.

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  24. I really loved the pictures of the antique weapons, and thought that was my favorite part of the story until I saw the picture of Gerard Butler! That is now my all time favorite part of the story! I can just see him chopping off the wolf's head and then having a wee bit o'whiskey for his troubles! Thanks for an awesome story and giveaway:)
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  25. I like that Quire is an ex soldier and that the short that was included on your link includes the way he speaks - his accent I mean. It makes it so much easier to picture him in my mind and the way he would sound. I haven't read many set in this kind of timeframe - I think I would find it a refreshing change.
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  26. I loved it all but Red's chosen profession is sure to add a bit more excitement to the original tale.

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  28. My favorite part was actually about Grandma, I cracked up: "the old woman was frail, and faltering, and more than a little disapproving of Cath's chosen profession". Poor Granny.

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  29. thanks for the giveaway and the story, it was interesting to see a moder way. I really like the Quire intervention, it was great !

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  30. I love Red as a bad girl these are great Fables
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  31. Is it wrong that my favorite part was the part where he shot the gun.

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  32. Unfortunately I didn´t read any part of Brian’s story, but I hope I´ll read it someday....
    Thank for the chance to win♥
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  33. I love the idea of Little Red Riding Hood being a member of the oldest profession. Adds that nice bit of grit to the story.

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  34. i have not read these books yet but i would love to
    jenny

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  35. If it's Scottish I can't ask for more! <3

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    Frederikke. :)

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  36. The Scottish accent :D Nice touch!

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  37. The following was my favorite part:

    'And what big teeth you have, grandma,' it's not with the innocence of childish wonder, but the scepticism of a woman who's seen her fair share of the darkness the world has to offer. She knows something foul's afoot, and is readying herself to do something about it.

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  38. I love the thought behinf the re-telling. The fact that Red (Catherine) isn't a child is quite interesting (especially considering her line of work ;P) and I love the fact that Adam is an ex-soldier that fought against Napoleon and is "still carrying the scars - both physical and psychological" of those dark days. I love a good tortured character. LOL

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  39. I liked hearing about how fine a shot Quire is. That's one of my favorite qualities in a lead character.

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