Sunday, February 19, 2012

Valentine's Blog Event: Guest Post & Giveaway - A Witch In Winter

So ya'll like a juicy forbidden romance, right? And witches? And love spells gone horribly wrong? And dramatic showdowns between good guys and bad guys using their badass magic? Then obviously you've read A Witch in Winter, RIGHT? If you haven't, I strongly urge you add it to your wishlists and shopping carts asap!

Not convinced? I'm hurt that you'd doubt my powers of persuasion, but okay. Allow me to introduce the immeasurably talented Ruth Warburton, to give you the rundown on the deliciously complicated romance between Anna and Seth in A Witch in Winter! And for those who have read A Witch in Winter, Ruth gives a teasing teaser of A Witch in Love at the bottom! Don't worry everyone else, not at all spoilery!
 Guest Post and Teaser - A Witch in Winter

Anna and Seth are the couple at the heart of my debut novel A Witch in Winter. Their relationship gets off to a really rocky start – Anna accidentally casts a love spell on Seth, and has to live with the consequences for the rest of the book. Some of those consequences include storms, floods, near-fatal accidents, and the wrath of a sinister group of witches furious that Anna has revealed the secret of her identity to Seth.

The other consequence is the tiny lingering doubt that's left in Anna's mind after the effects wear off. Does Seth truly love her? Would he have found her without that spell? Does she really deserve him?

So: doubts and fears and near-fatal accidents. Not very romantic, right? Maybe not, but I'm still going to argue that Anna and Seth are a really good couple.

Not because they're completely certain of their love and crash on blithely into eternity, quoting Hallmark greeting cards to each other.

But because they do feel fear, they do doubt themselves, and sometimes each other – just like all couples do. And yet they get through it. They find faith in the middle of doubt. They give each other strength when they fear the most. They love each other more than they love themselves.

Anna loves Seth so much she's prepared to give him up, if that's what's best for him. Seth loves Anna so much that he refuses to ask her to be less than she can be. Lots of guys might be threatened by a girlfriend who could kick their ass several times over, but not Seth. He wants Anna to fly – even if he's left on the ground.

They each want the best for the person they love – even when that means pain and loneliness for themselves.
TEASER ALERT!

In honour of Valentine's day I'm going to reveal a little teaser about book 2 in the Winter trilogy, A Witch in Love. The book's pivotal scene takes place on Valentine's Day. Anna's dad has gone on a research trip, and she tells him she's going to London. But she's lying. Instead she spends the night at Wicker House – and not alone. Who's she with? You'll have to read it to find out...

Website / Blog / Twitter / FacebookOoooh who does Anna spend Valentine's Day with alone in Wicker House? I know who I'd like it to be *wiggles eyebrows* Are you guys excited to read A Witch in Winter?!


International commenters will of course still gain entries into the Comment Giveaway, but for my Australian and New Zealand readers I have an extra treat for you! Want to win a super hot book pack which includes A Witch in Winter? Don't lie, I can see you drooling already!

Thanks to the gorgeous team at Date A Book, one lucky reader will win a 10 book prize pack filled with some of their sexiest dates:
The Gallagher Girls - Ally Carter (all 5 books)
The Violet Eden Chapters - Jessica Shirvington (first 3 books)
A Witch in Winter - Ruth Warburton
Heaven - Christoph Marzi

Make sure you like their website and Facebook page because they're always having giveaways of their latest books or else just spreading the hot bookish news <3


Good luck! Now head over to Lisa's blog where she has a super sweet interview with Vincent and Kate from DIE FOR ME! Um, Vincent? ADORABLE!

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Full schedule of events can be found HERE.

34 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVED A Winter in Winter! <3 Dying to read the sequel!

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  2. I am so DYING to read A Witch in Winter! And look at that gorgeous cover. At times like this, I'm so gratefully to be living in Aussie because I can participate in the giveaway! HOORAY! <3 *drools* *quickly wipes face* The teaser makes me completely convinced to read the book! <3

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  3. Ahhh I'm so excited to read this book. The covr is absolutely gorgeous. I absolutely adore there Aussie giveaways as well. XD *dances* SO EXCITED TO READ THIS BOOK!

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  4. I was already excited to read this book but now I'm even more excited to meet Anna and Seth!!

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  5. I saw this at Big W the other day and the cover really attracted me. I didn't buy it cause my purse was empty, sometimes I just look and am happy:D

    Rather excited there is this wonderful giveaway!!!

    Michelle A

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  6. This book is on my wishlist now! I can't wait to read more about this couple.

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  7. Oh I forgot to say , wonderful guest post, I got a bit excited..hehe!!

    Michelle

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  8. Oh, I'd love to read this book, the cover looks amazing! Definitely on my BTR list. *sigh* I wish I lived in Australia...

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  9. OOHOOOHH, even though I only qualify for the international giveaway, I'd still love to read A Witch in Winter!! I've heard so much about it, the very first time from Carina over at Fictional Distraction! Haha, and I've been wanting to read it ever since! Thanks for this amazing giveaway!:D

    CYP

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  10. Ahhh Brodie I'm such a fan of your Valentine's month! I think you know how much I LOVE A Witch in Winter but OOOOOOOOOOH at the Witch in Love teaser! SO can't wait for that one to come out.

    The Cait Files

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  11. so lucky the winner will be ... but i can't be me ^^

    i really hope to get a witch in winter , this book calls to me

    all the best and good luck to all the entranst in this contest

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  12. Aw man A witch in winter sounds amazing! To bad I'm not in Australia or New Zealand :p But awesome giveaway!

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  13. Aww now why did I do that to myself? D; I'll have to find a way to get to a copy of A Witch in Winter QUICKLY because that guest post was adorable! Anna and Seth sound great for each other, despite their rocky start and I can't wait to read ALLLLL about their relationship. I am SO excited to read A Witch in Winter! Great post :)

    Sonia

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  14. Ooh, jealous of the Australian and New Zealand readers ;) This books sounds cool. *Adds to TBR*

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  15. Definitely jealous of the Aus/NZ readers!! This sounds like a great new read. I've only just been hearing about it.

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  16. "He wants Anna to fly – even if he's left on the ground." Aww freakin' aww! Keeper!

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  17. I wanna read this book so badly!!! And thank you so much for the giveaway- seriously drooling over those books! :D

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  18. Seriously, I.AM.DYING.TO.READ.A.WITCH.IN.WINTER!!!!! It sounds SOO AMAZING! And after reading Born Wicked (which was FANTASTIC!), I'll be sure to read ANYTHING witch-related <333 Eeeee OBVIOUSLY she's with SETH! (I'm right, RIGHT?!)
    OMG.THAT PRIZE PACK <333 I WANTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!! heheeee..let's hope I'm lucky :D

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    1. I love how your comments are so emotional and capslocky. XD They get me all pumped and excited hahaha.

      AND YES. AMAZING PRIZE PACK!

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    2. LOL ALICE! In real life, I'd be jumping up and down and screaming my head off <3 And if I'm REALLY excited, then there'll be lots of hugging :D hehee And yes, it's very childish :S

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    3. DUUUUUUUUUUUUUDE. I'll be hugging with ya (that's natural though. you normally hug back the person hugging you yeah? ;D OTHERWISE IT'S JUST STRANGE AND AWKWARD.

      PSH. WHO CARES IF ITS CHILDISH?!?! IN FACT I BET I'M MORE CHILDISH THAN YOU. WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.

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  19. Another awesome giveaway! I am loving this Valentine's event.

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  20. A WITCH IN WINTER is on my wish list. It looks amazing.

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  21. Oh my gosh, The Violet Eden Chapters! A Witch in Winter! THE GALLAGHER GIRLS SERIES!! Do you think it would count if I moved to Australia today??? x) And awww, A Witch in Love would be the PERFECT book for your Valentine's Day event -- that's so sweet! I'm definitely going to try to get my hands on book one so I can be excited for the second! :)

    Amazing guest post! Anna and Seth are seriously melting my heart right now... I can't wait to officially meet them in the realm of incredibly awesome books! <3

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  22. Wow I don't need to say it, the cover is gorgeous and the book sounds awesome. I will get a heart attach if I win this, I didn't won anything in my life.
    thanks for the giveaway.
    just.andreeam@yahoo.com

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  23. o.o Where have I been, since I haven't heard of this before? It sounds super good. Like all the books featured here this month! *pats empty wallet* LOL. But seriously, this is so going on my to-read pile as well. *nods*

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  24. Wow! Sounds like a great book and a such a sweet couple! "He wants Anna to fly – even if he's left on the ground." <<--Really love that line, that was what won me over <3 Awesome giveaway! Hope I win cause I really want a copy of this book! :D

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  25. I have this book in my TBR pile! May have to pick it up soon! Sounds awesome!

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  26. I recently got A Witch in Winte (early birthday present) and I can't WAIT to read it. Sounds so amazing! Thanks for the post :).

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  27. I have not read A Witch in Winter yet but its up there on my teetering pile of the to-be-reads. Can't wait to get to it though. And yes I am drooling.

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  28. I'm so excited to read A Witch in Winter! It's supposed to be out in NZ already but I've never seen it whenever I go to my local bookstore, which sucks because it sounds really amazing! Plus, it has witches <3 I mean, come on guys, witches! Me? Instantly sold.
    And eeeeek! Thanks so much for the giveaway! So many drool-worthy books :o

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  29. I just bought A Witch in Winter the other day and I can't wait to read it! Now I'm even more excited!! :-D Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Arghhh what people do in the name of love! Anna and Seth sound like a great couple and witches too! I must find a way to get my hands on a copy soon! This just sounds absolutely amazing!

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  31. Oh wow a love spell? Now THIS is a book that i must read.

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