Thursday, April 14, 2011

Guest Post & Giveaway - Odessa: The Seraphym Wars by Rebecca Russell

Today we have Rebecca Russell, author of Odessa: The Seraphym Wars, here with us for a guest post. She's sharing her book picks with us. Check it out:

1-Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer An end of the world glimpse into a teenaged girl’s mind about what is really and truly important in life. Held me to gripped to the book until finished and wanted more. 

2-Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Again, what is truly important in life, when all is said and done. And just how far will someone go to survive? 

3-The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley Actually, ANYTHING by this fabulous author. She has a slew of books out about reworked fairy tales. My fav of hers is the Hero and the Crown, which won the Newberry Award. Once again, it has a strong female hero who learns to sword fight and ride horses in a strange world out of the need to survive. 

4-The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare These are probably the best-written books I’ve read in a very long time. Her writing has me gripped as much as the characters and storyline. I only hope to one day be able to write as well as she does. 

5-The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemmingway I make it a point to read Classics occasionally. I chose Hemmingway because of his sparse word usage. He writes in crisp, short sentences and I enjoyed his style of writing. I tried to use my own version while writing Odessa and the following books and discovered there are times to use short sentences, and others to use long.

6-Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr by Christopher Paolini I flew through these books. Well-written, intriguing multiple plots intricately interwoven, fascinating characters you fall in love with and an amazing world—all created by a teenager. Wow! Even if you don’t love dragons, the story is worth reading just for itself. 

That’s about all I’ve read lately because I was writing, editing and marketing. I have a huge to-be-read pile, however: 
  • Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton 
  • Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones 
  • Dragonhaven by Robyn McKinley 
  • Nick of Time by Ted Bell 
  • The City, Not Long After by Pat Murphy 
  • Birth of the Firebringer by Meredith Ann Pierce 
  • Fallen by Lauren Kate 
  • Hunted by N.M. Browne 
  • Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go by Dale E. Basye 
  • Airborn by Kenneth Oppel 
  • Clockwork Angel By Cassandra Clare 
 And now for the giveaway:

There will be 2 winners. 1 gets a copy of Odessa: The Seraphym Wars. 1 gets a copy of Odessa: The Seraphym Wars AND a choice of one of the blow prize packs. 

Prize Pack 1: 

A choice of 1 Wall Calendar (Majikals or Monsters), Odessa pen, Odessa Sticky Pad, Odessa Notepad, Odessa Author-signed Cover Art Postcard, Odessa Cover Art Bookmark

Prize Pack 2: 

Seraphym Wars Character Wall Calendar, Odessa Mug, Odessa Pen, Odessa Key Ring, Odessa Author-signed Cover Art Postcard, Odessa Cover Art Bookmark,

To enter, just fill out the form below.

You do NOT have to be a follower to enter!

Oh yea, and it's INTERNATIONAL!

Giveaway will end April 21 at midnight EST.


  1. Great giveaway! Thanks so much!

    Fingers are crossed :)

  2. Thanks so much for the great giveaway!!!



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