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September 21, 2010 posted by Christina

Pubsicle Giveaway!

As part of our new Pubsicle feature, the lovely people at Penguin Australia have given us three prize packs to giveaway!

Included in the prize pack is a copy of I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore, Saltwater Vampires by Kristy Eagar and The Eternal Ones by Kristen Miller.

All you need to do is leave your details in the field provided and you’re in. This one is open to everyone. Best of luck!

The Nitty Gritty:

  • Simply fill out the form below with your name, email, and mailing address. We randomly draw the winners using random.org.
  • Giveaway is open to everyone/international.
  • Ends on September 27, 2010.

September 15, 2010 posted by Ivy


Flavor of the week : Orange Penguin Delight

Pubsicle is a weekly meme that combines our two favorite things – ice cream and books. We hand the reigns over to some of our awesome publishers as they highlight what upcoming releases they’re excited about.

Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller

Haven Moore has always known she’s different: there are the talents that can’t be explained; the knowledge of places she’s never been; and then there are the visions that overwhelm her – terrifying visions of a life that ended tragically two decades earlier and more than a thousand miles away in New York City. The citizens of Haven’s rural, highly religious community, believe that she’s been possessed by a demon. But this is no demon: it’s reincarnation.
Haven journeys all the way to Manhattan in search of clues about her past life and a decades-old murder. One wrong move could lead her into the clutches of the sinister villain at the center of a conspiracy much larger than she could have ever imagined. But if she makes the right choices, Haven will find the answers she’s been seeking her entire life.
This is an epic and thrilling romance set in the snake-handling churches of Appalachia, the dusty ruins of ancient Rome, and the grand mansions of Manhattan. The Eternal Ones tells the story of the first battle in a war between undying love and eternal evil.

Release Date: 30/8/10

Kirsten Miller grew up in a small town in the mountains of North Carolina. At seventeen, she hit the road and moved to New York City, where she lives to this day. Kirsten is the author of the acclaimed Kiki Strike books, which tell the tale of the delinquent girl geniuses who keep Manhattan safe.

Website: www.theeternalones.com


by The Compulsive Reader

by Frenetic Reader

Where to buy:

Angus & Robertson for Aussies

Book Depository

I Am Number 4 by Pittacus Lore

We were nine, three are dead, I am number four.
Nine teenagers and their guardians are hiding on Earth … protected by a charm that means they can only be killed in numeric order, three are already dead. John Smith is Number Four. And his mortal enemies are hunting him down.
The only way to keep off radar is to keep moving, never staying in one place for long. Finally in the firing line, all he can do is adopt the guise of a student and pray his unusual gifts – his legacies – stay hidden long enough for him to settle into this new community.
But others seem to sense his otherness and when small-town life sucks him into its intrigues, it’s only a matter of time before his true nature is revealed. And that means there’s no space for love, friendship or a future if it means protecting not only himself, but the other five …
Reminiscent of Smallville and Heroes, here finally is a thriller with awesome pace, mindblowing special effects and a breathtaking high concept. It demands to be read in one sitting.

Release date: 30/8/10

Pittacus Lore is a Loric Elder, from the Planet Lorien, which is three hundred million miles away. He is approximately ten thousand years old. He has been to earth hundreds of times, and he is here now.

Website: www.iamnumberfour.co.uk/


Christina’s Review

by Dave Brendon

Where to buy:

Fishpond for Aussies

Book Depository

Saltwater Vampires by Kirsty Eagar

He looked to the sky, praying for rain, a downpour, some sign from the heavens that he should refuse the abomination contained in that flask. But all he saw was the bloated white face of the moon smiling down on him …
And the sky around it was cold and clear and black …
They made their circle of blood. And only the moon witnessed the slaughter that followed.

For Jamie Mackie, summer holidays in the coastal town of Rocky Head mean surfing, making money, and good times at the local music festival. But this year, vampires are on the festival’s line-up … fulfilling a pact made on the wreck of the Batavia, four hundred years ago. If their plans succeed, nobody in Rocky Head will survive to see out the new year.

Release date: 30/8/10

Kirsty Eagar grew up on a cattle property in central Queensland. After studying economics, she worked on trading desks in Sydney and London before changing careers, wanting a life where she could surf every day. She travelled around Australia in a four-wheel drive, worked as a cook and personal trainer, and began writing fiction. Kirsty is married with two daughters and lives on Sydney’s northern beaches.

Website: www.kirstyeagar.com

More Info:

Read how the book cover of Saltwater Vampires was made here:

Part 1

Part 2


by Lost in Stories

by InkCrush

Where to buy:

Fishpond for Aussies

Book Depository

Visit Penguin Australia’s online space for Teens at Between the Lines.