For my portion of the hop, I am giving away two books:
In honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, which is September 19th, I am giving away a copy of:
Pirate Haiku: Bilge-Sucking Poems of Booty, Grog, and Wenches for Scurvy Sea Dogs by Michael P. Spradlin
Published: October 2010
Publisher: Adams Media
Come sail the seven seas aboard the notorious Black Thunder! Landlubbers have a first-mate seat to the grizzly life of eighteenth-century pirates—as told by the surprisingly poetic if salty One One-Leg Sterling.
Shiver me timbers, never before have we poppets been privy to the gritty goings-on of the rum-running, treasure-thieving, marauding masters of the open sea from the inside out. . . until now! From trading rum for buxom beauties to fighting those limey British bastards, this book reveals the swaggering derring-do of these plundering and treacherous buccaneers—17 syllables at a time!
For those of you who are Team Ninja and would prefer not to consort with pirates, I have a non-pirate selection for you:
The Time-Traveling Fashionista by Bianca Turetsky
Published: April 2011
Genre: Fantasy/Historical Fiction
Audience: Middle Grade/Young Adult
When Louise Lambert receives a mysterious invitation to a traveling vintage fashion sale in the mail, her normal life in suburban Connecticut is magically transformed into a time traveling adventure.
After a brief encounter with two witchy salesladies and donning an evening gown that once belonged to a beautiful silent film star, Louise suddenly finds herself onboard a luxurious cruise ship in 1912. As Alice Baxter, the silent film star, Louise enjoys her access to an extensive closet of gorgeous vintage gowns and begins to get a feel for the challenges and the glamour of life during this decadent era. Until she realizes that she's not just on any ship-- she's on the Titanic!
Will Louise be able to save herself and change the course of history, or are she and her film star alter ego, destined to go down with a sinking ship in the most infamous sea disaster of the 20th century?
- Must be 13 years or older to enter
- Open only to US residents
- You are not required to be a follower to enter but it is greatly appreciated
- Contest ends September 7th at 11:59 EST
- Winner chosen at random using Random.org
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