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Fan Pack Giveaway for The Taker by Alma Katsu

Fan Pack Giveaway for The Taker by Alma Katsu!

On March 27, THE TAKER will be released as a paperback! And I’m excited to bring you Alma’s fabulous giveaway!!
THE TAKER picked up some nice accolades, including being selected by the American Library Association as one of the top ten debut novels of 2011. It also made the extended bestsellers list in the UK and is off to a great start in Italy following the February 16th release.
See. I told you. Creepy and intriguing. Alma pushes the envelope, so don’t expect a sweet, pretty love story here. But you can’t deny fantastic storytelling! If you haven’t already, go read my Interview with Alma. She fabulous!

In case you’ve been shut away from the world this year, here’s a quick synopsis:

“True love can last an eternity . . . but immortality comes at a price. . . .”

On the midnight shift at a hospital in rural Maine, Dr. Luke Findley is expecting another quiet evening of frostbite and the occasional domestic dispute. But the minute Lanore McIlvrae–Lanny–walks into his ER, she changes his life forever. A mysterious woman with a past and plenty of dark secrets, Lanny is unlike anyone Luke has ever met. He is inexplicably drawn to her . . . despite the fact that she is a murder suspect with a police escort. And as she begins to tell her story, a story of enduring love and consummate betrayal that transcends time and mortality, Luke finds himself utterly captivated.

Her impassioned account begins at the turn of the nineteenth century in the same small town of St. Andrew, Maine, back when it was a Puritan settlement. Consumed as a child by her love for the son of the town’s founder, Lanny will do anything to be with him forever. But the price she pays is steep–an immortal bond that chains her to a terrible fate for all eternity. And now, two centuries later, the key to her healing and her salvation lies with Dr. Luke Findley.

Part historical novel, part supernatural page-turner, THE TAKER is an unforgettable tale about the power of unrequited love not only to elevate and sustain, but also to blind and ultimately destroy, and how each of us is responsible for finding our own path to redemption. (Taken from

Now here’s the exciting part: to celebrate the paperback release of THE TAKER, Alma herself has offered up this amazing fan pack!

The pack includes a proof of the trade paperback cover, a spoofy wine label made for The Reckoning, bookmarks, post-it notes and a Reckoning pen, and a copy of the book. (All pictured except for the book.)

Now I know you’re scrambling to figure out how to win. All you need to do is comment below and leave me your email address. (I won’t share it.) This giveaway is for US/Canada only (No p.o. boxes)

And before you go, I’d love for you to follow my blog!

This giveaway will close March 27, so if you don’t win you can run out and grab it in paperback! Good luck!

AND…if that wasn’t enough! …

on March 13th, Simon & Schuster is publishing The Devil’s Scribe, a short story that’s part of The Taker Saga. In it, Lanny travels back to America to check on the house in Boston and meets Edgar Allan Poe, who figures out that this woman has a secret which he must learn. The Devil’s Scribe is only being published electronically, and will be available for all ereader devices. You can find out more about the short story (which will include the first chapter of The Taker) here.

March 21, 2012 - 8:27 pm

Amanda - How exciting, thank you!!!

libraryofmyown at gmail dot com

March 21, 2012 - 7:12 am

Constance - cool swag, love this contest.

March 21, 2012 - 4:47 am

Jennifer Willis - Thanks so much for offering this giveaway! 🙂

March 18, 2012 - 7:46 pm

Froggy - I’d love to read this. Thanks for the chance to win


March 17, 2012 - 12:01 am

Karen Babb - Since I never ever win anything I’d love to add this book to my library! Sure sounds good and if I don’t happen to win I will be sure to buy myself a copy!

March 16, 2012 - 11:36 am

Alma Katsu - Hi everyone–thanks for entering and thank you for all the love for The Taker. Matt, you are a wonderful supporter!!! I will be giving out swag while I’m on tour, so come see me if you get the chance. The spring schedule is up at

Kimberly, thank you so much for hosting!

March 16, 2012 - 3:23 am

Nancy Spitznagle - Loves The Taker

March 15, 2012 - 8:10 pm

Marthapao - This books sounds awesome, I can’t believe I haven’t read it yet!! Adding it to my TBR pile right now! 🙂

March 15, 2012 - 8:05 pm

Joy - Would love this 😉 mill1(at)sympatico(dot)ca

March 15, 2012 - 7:42 pm

Elizabeth Long - This is so exciting! Hope I win!

March 15, 2012 - 7:32 pm

elisa - new follwer from twitter! ur site is really cool!

March 14, 2012 - 6:45 pm

admin - Aw, thanks for the kind words, Audra! And thanks even more for the follow!!

March 14, 2012 - 6:45 pm

admin - Natasha, THE TAKER will be available for purchase in paperback on March 27, 2012. So you can buy the book then. But the rest of the goodies are only for this special giveaway! Good luck!!

March 14, 2012 - 1:44 am

Natasha - I am so excited. I LOVE The Taker! So on the chance we are not winners… Is there a place we can purchase this COOL swag? Thanks!


March 13, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Audra - Amazing giveaway!! Thank you! Thrilled to find your blog (gorgeous layout!) — I’m a new follower!

March 12, 2012 - 6:25 pm

Jolina Petersheim - This book sounds so intriguing, Kim, and I love that Melissa gave it such an amazing review as well. Consider it placed on my To Be Read list! 🙂

March 12, 2012 - 6:18 pm

Matt Jones - This book is amazing! After reading it I became hooked! Literally, I’m addicted to it! I have read it several times. It reminds me of why I like to read so much. I even purchased the magazing, Portland Monthly, that Alma Katsu published her short story “The Wedding Party” in. I even have an ARC of “The Taker”. I am such a die hard fan. This is the best book I have read since 2005! Winning this contest would mean the world to me!

March 12, 2012 - 4:52 pm

Melissa Crytzer Fry - What FUN. I absolutely LOVED, loved, loved THE TAKER. So the short story, The Devil’s Scribe, is so exciting to learn about. Woo hoo. Alma is, indeed, a master storyteller. One of my favorite books this year, no doubt.

March 12, 2012 - 4:08 pm

Lalaynya - You are an amazing writer and would Love the chance to read The Taker, I have heard so many wonderful review about this story. Reviews that give me goosebumps. Can’t wait to be amursed by The Taker.

March 12, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Candace Evans - I LOVED this book and can’t stop telling people about it. I lent a friend my copy a couple months ago and she won’t give it back! I would absolutely love to win another copy, even if my live for the story means I might lend that one out too! The Taker was my first adventure into historical fiction and now I can’t get enough. Have you read The Historian or Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter? I’d highly recommend them, too! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

March 12, 2012 - 2:43 pm

Jen Hunter - My book club had the privilege of meeting Alma and discussing the book with her. She is a very warm and amazing woman! We are looking forward to the release of The Reckoning, and the final book. What a great gift pack!

March 12, 2012 - 2:24 pm

Bobbielynn - This is such a good book. I’m lookIng forward to reading the rest of the series, when the next two books come out.

March 12, 2012 - 1:45 pm

Monique - The Taker was a great story.

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