Book #Giveaway: The Taker by Alma Katsu

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 Posted by Dina N

About six months ago, I had the pleasure of reading Alma Katsu's extraordinary debut novel, The Taker. I loved the book - you can read my review here. I was not surprised to learn that 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.

In addition, today  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.

In a couple of weeks, The Taker is hitting the shelves again - this time in trade paperback! Check out the gorgeous new cover. If you missed the book last year, now is the time to put it on your must-read list. Not only because it's a worthy read but also to get ready for the second book in the trilogy. In June, The Reckoning is coming out - another chance to fall under the spell of Alma Katsu's magical prose. I can't wait to read it.

Book Description: The Taker
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.

The Giveaway
We are celebrating the new edition of The Taker with a giveaway! One lucky reader will win a special fan pack, including a proof of The Taker trade paperback cover, a spoofy wine label made for The Reckoning, bookmarks, post-it notes and a Reckoning pen, and of course a copy of The Taker.

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51 comments:

  1. Patricia N said...

    I'm reading Half Broke Horses, by Jeannette Walls, and catching up on some magazines.
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

  2. Blook Girl said...

    Wow, this book sounds like my cuppa' coffee! :-) Can't wait to read it.

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

    I am currently reading Kings & Queens by Courtney Vail. Very unique!

  3. fredamans said...

    I'm currently reading Night Sky by Jolene Perry, Unspent Time: Omnibus by Graham Parke and The Book of Lost Fragrances by M.J Rose.

  4. Alysia said...

    I am currently reading Assata:An Autobiogrpahy. This is a book club book of the month for Women's History Month. It's really interesting. Great giveaway!!

    mochagirl at email dot com
    http://littlepocketbooks.blogspot.com

  5. Charity and John said...

    I am in the middle of turnaround leadership.

    primabee at hotmail dot com

  6. Charity and John said...

    I am in the middle of turnaround leadership.

    primabee at hotmail dot com

  7. debbie said...

    I just finished the snow child.

  8. Kris said...

    I'm reading the help

  9. holdenj said...

    Just picked up Trail of the Spellmans! Yea!

  10. Rhonda said...

    I am in between books at this time. Waiting for the next inspiration
    rhondastruthersatyahoo.ca

  11. Tore said...

    I am currently reading 11/22/63 by Stephen King. Tore923@aol.com

  12. Jennifer Haile said...

    Right now i'm reading The Host by Stephanie Meyer.

  13. corey said...

    "52 Small Changes"
    Practical and very do-able.
    coreybrennan26@hotmail.com

  14. Laurel Klem said...

    I've been reading Laurell K. Hamilton, but I haven't picked up her latest book yet.

  15. Erin said...

    I just finished Raised by Wolves, and haven't decided what to read next yet.

  16. Van Pham said...

    I'm currently reading Blood Divided by Kevin Breaux.

  17. Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

    Awesome giveaway! I'm reading Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens.

  18. AsianCocoa said...

    I'm reading A Game of Thrones. Thanks for the giveaway.
    ~ Monique

  19. Sherry said...

    I'm reading Whisper by Carla Neggers.

  20. Na said...

    I'm reading The Witness by Sandra Brown.

  21. domynoe said...

    Sounds really interesting.

  22. Alex said...

    I'm currently reading 'The Clockwork Prince' by Cassandra Clare and 'The Taking' by Dean Koontz.

  23. Matt Jones said...

    I am currently reading "Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter" by Josh Gates. Awesome book.

  24. natashaisme said...

    I am reading The Reckoning (The Taker # 2) Just started it today. :)

  25. natashaisme said...

    Today I started The Reckoning (The Taker # 2) Also going to read The Devils Scribe soon, both by Alma Katsu. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  26. Anonymous said...

    reading 13 reasons why

  27. Carrie Phelps said...

    I'm reading Where She Went.

  28. andalene said...

    7 Things that Steal Your Joy - by Joyce Meyer - my second time reading it.

  29. Mama Zen said...

    I'm currently rereading the Gunslinger series by Stephen King.

  30. Roxy said...

    i'm about to start reading the Hunger Games!

  31. sweetsue said...

    I am reading Twilight for the first time.
    Susan Chester

  32. Michele P. said...

    Rock Star by Jackie Collins... an old one but the first time I'm reading it.

  33. clenna said...

    I'm reading Awakening.

  34. Kristie said...

    I just finished "Lone Wolf" by Jodi Picoult tonight. It was pretty good except for the ending. Sigh. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  35. BookCandie said...

    I'm in the middle of The Historian and The Fall, both great vampire stories!!!

  36. Gianna said...

    Nothing currently.

  37. lag123 said...

    The Turning of Anne Merrick

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  38. Jennifer said...

    I am currently reading, "Ruby" by V.C. Andrews. It's really good so far! :)

  39. poisongrl said...

    great giveaway!

  40. poisongrl said...

    great giveaway!
    reading lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

  41. Leah Baird said...

    I'm reading The Sweetest Thing, by Jill Shalvis.

  42. Maureen said...

    I am reading The Revenge of Lord Eberlin by Julia London.

  43. Kelly Grant said...

    kill shot by vince flynn

  44. Marti Parks said...

    I'm reading The Professor, it's bya a local author, It's getting really good.

  45. Candie L said...

    I am reading OUt of Oz. Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

  46. ♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

    reading "The Hunger Games" - again

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  47. ossmcalc said...

    Just finished reading WHITER THAN SNOW which was a great book.

    Thank you,

    Christine W
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

  48. Renee said...

    The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

  49. Connie Black said...

    The Hunger Games

  50. Mrs. Camera Happy said...

    I am currently doing a re-read of the Hunger Games trilogy :) I'm on Catching Fire
    Victoria S

  51. JSweeps said...

    I am reading The Great Journey: Americans in Paris

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