Friday, December 18, 2009

Warning: MFB gOoDiE bAg

One lucky person (in the UK) WILL win a goodie bag from MFB on Christmas Day. It will be rammed with random things - books, postcards, some stuff from the EA event I attended earlier this year, a couple of audiobooks and whatever we can find that can fit in a shoebox shaped box.

The books will cover various genres and ages. The goodies will be random things we've picked up during the year at events attended (I don't mean to make it sound like we were STEALING things but there was some ninja subterfuge in some instances...) and it's an extra present in the New Year for a lucky (UK) reader.

This time around there will be one condition of entry:

Comment below on books you are looking forward to in 2010 - or, if you don't have a book in mind, definitely an author's work you're looking forward to reading, even if they've been published in 2009 and you're planning to read it in 2010. Also mention if you are on Twitter so that we know to follow you back! I'm @LizUK and Mark is @Gergaroth.

We will ask one of our friends coming over for Xmas lunch to choose the winner. You'll be notified via email (please leave coded email address in comment section / email us here if you don't want it to be "public") and I'll post a few pics of what will be in your goodie bag/box but it won't be everything as there should be some mystery at least!

So, get going peeps! Comment away - eight days left! Comments will close at around 12pm on the 25th December.


Anonymous said...

I desperately want to read the next Kate Daniels book by Ilona Andrews.

The teaser, OMG, the teaser....aaaaaaaah!

My email address, not that you need it LOL, is 'multitude of m (at) gmail fullstop com' (no spaces, naturally).

Sam said...

Books I have on my Must Read shelf for early next year, though published in 2009, are Karen Maitland's "The Owl Killers" & Jesse Bullington's "The Sad Tale of The Brothers Grossbart"; both wonderful reads.

There again, I can always use more books... ;)

Have emailed you an email address for contact.

Anonymous said...

I feel lucky in your competitions so i am definitely entering this one, oh yes!

In 2010 i am most looking forward to the middle of the year when i will FINALLY have some spare money so i can go out and buy all the 2009 reads i couldn't afford this year. It#s going to be booktastic

I think you can get my email from my google profile but if not its: ifmusicbetheniam[at]gmail[dot]com

kohsamui14 said...

My Dating Disasters Diary by Liz Rettig
The Help by Katheryn Stockett
Confessions of a City Girl by Suzana S.
Dear Me a letter to my 16 year old self
tweeting @kohsamui14
AS a mother of three teenage children AND primary school teacher I love to read and share books...

Amber Kirk-Ford said...

Cherry Crush by Cathy Cassidy
Crazy Days by Magi Gibson
OMG! WTF?? by Keris Stainton


Good luck everyone!

Unknown said...

Blackout by Connie Willis sounds great as does Kraken by China Mieville which seems to deal with gang warfare in London and a group of people who think the giant squid at the Natural History Museum is a dark god...

I'm AlasdairStuart on twitter and I can be emailed at alasdairstuart(AT)gmailDOTTHENDELETETHISTOOcom

Neil Ford said...

Treats for 2010:

Lex Trent vs the Gods by Alex Bell (though I will probably have finished the ARC before it's released ;) )
The new thriller and YA books from Sarah Pinborough
The Bitter Seed of Magic by Suzanne McLeod
Wolfsangel by MD Lachlan

and hopefully something from a new talent, Liz de Jager :)

- Neil.

Anonymous said...

Great give away (I wonder if Ican keep my fingers crossed untill Christmas Day?)
The books I'm really looking forward to reading are The Demons Covenant by Sarah Rees Brennan, Mortlock by John Mayhew, Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan and Rebel (Knife) by RJ Anderson

2010 is going to be a great year!

I'm on Twitter as @Pagecrawler


Lee said...

I'm looking forward to changing your mind about indie online writers: some of us ain't half bad!

So without further ado, and only a very little embarrassment, I propose my online YA F/SF serialCorvus.

Since I don't live in the UK, I won't be able to have your goodie bag. May I donate it to a worthy (UK) cause?

The Sweet Bonjour said...

Oh my gosh there are so many I'm looking forward too. Definitely Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins, Sea by Heidi R Kling, The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting, Shadow Hill by Anastasia Hopcus, The Mark by Jen Nadol. There are so many! :)

Rachel Green said...

Must-reads will be Maxence Fermine's 'Snow' (old but I've only just ordered it), any new Iain Banks or Terry Pratchett, and Paul Zealand's 'Robin Hood and Friar Tuck against the Zombies'


Sassy Brit @ said...

Hi! I'm looking forward to reading Ilona Andrews new books!

I'd love to be entered into this competition please. What a lovely mystery prize! (Cute pic above!)

Sassy dot Brit at gmail dot com

Thank you!

Happy Christmas both of you.

I'm on twitter! :)

BookZone said...

I am really looking forward to the plethora of steampunk novels that will be published in 2010. It is a genre that I have become obsessed with in 2009 and I am very excited about these books:

Thomas Riley by Nick Valentino: not out in the UK yet, but impatience has got the better of me so I've ordered my copy from the US.

The Bookman by Lavie Tidhar: steampunk + terrorist using bombs in books as weapon of choice = a very contented me!

Secrets of the Fire Sea by Stephen Hunt: So many steampunk elements in Hunt's Jackelian books. Really excited about this one.

Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld: The follow-up to the brilliant Leviathan.

Candle Man 2 by Scott Dakin: The currently untitled (as far as I know) sequel to Mr Dakin's superb first book in the Candle Man series.

2010 will be the Year of Steampunk as far as books are concerned. If I have the time between reading, blogging and training for the London Marathon I'm even going to have at go at making some steampunk models to help satisfy my creative urges..... and then I may finally start on writing my own book lol

Merry Christmas Liz and Mark.... have a good one.


Dawfydd said...

Obvious contenders to look forward to:
Kim Harrison's next Rachel Morgan book. Kelley Armstrong's next crop of Otherworld novels. First Lords Fury, the finale to Jim Butcher's Codex Alera, as well as the annual installment of the Dresden Files.
Other notables: The latest offering from Raymond E. Feist, hopefully Peter F. Hamilton's Evolutionary Void, and a smorgasboard of tie-in novels :)

I'm Dawfydd and my email is dawfydd2001ATyahooDOTcom

INCiDeNT (Kayleigh) said...

Looking forward to:

Ecstasy Unveiled & Sin Undone by Larissa Ione (Demonica series).

Archangel's Kiss (Guild Hunter series) by Nalini Singh.

Patricia Brigg's:
Silver Borne - Mercedes Thompson series.

Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld upcoming releases:
Heart of Darkness anthology.
Into the Dark.
The Darkest Passion.
The Darkest Lie.

Kresley Cole's:
Pleasure of A Dark Prince.

Meljean Brook's:
Demon Blood.

Jeaniene Frost's:
First Drop of Crimson.

Cat Adams':
Blood Song.

Sydney Croft's:
Tempting the Fire.

Inked anthology by Karen Chance, Marjorie M. Liu, Yasmine Galenorn, Eileen Wilks.

Michele Hauf:
Her Vampire Husband.

Karen Chance's:
Death's Mistress (Dorina Basarab series.)

& That's all I can think of offhand. ;) Then there's Three Days to Dead by Kelly Meding, an 09 release, but one I'm definitely looking forward to reading.

Twitter name: INCiDeNT_Zinc


Falcata Times said...

To be honest theres quite a few to get pretty jolly about at this time of year.

Gollancz have an absolute plethora of Urban Fantasy to whet most people's appetites having picked up a number of US authors.

For example:
Lynsey Sands
The Dead-Tossed Waves - Carrie Ryan
A Matter of Blood - Sarah Pinborough
Halfway to the Grave - Jeanie Frost

Then you have the sheer plethora of titles from other houses that really will excite a large number of readers which will make the gluttony of Christmas look like a famine. LOL Theres a few new break through novels, some great secondary titles and of course other follow ups for all genres.

If I listed my personal choices for the next few months there'd probably be no space left. LOL

Yep I'm following on Twitter (Falcata Times) and I'll email my addy to you seperately if I win Liz.

Hope that you both have a great christmas.

Dillion said...


Let me see-first a bit of fantasy fiction.

The Desert Spear - Peter V Brett: After the Painted Man, I can't wait to follow through with the next book. One of the pitfalls of reading a Work in progress sometimes.

Dragons of the Hourglass Mage (Dragonlance Novel: The Lost Chronicles)- Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman: What can I say, the stories are the best when they both write together.

Other page crawlers-

Her Fearful Symmetry - Audrey Niffenegger: The Time Traveler's Wife got me hooked. It'd be interesting to see the next work.

The Burning Land - Bernard Cornwell : What can I say, it hooks.

Fall of Giants - Ken Follett: While I am not too much a fan of Ken Follett's Thrillers- his historical sagas are quite a good read albeit being a little thick.

Neil Gaiman (author): More misty stuff...

The Importance of Being a Bachelor - Mike Gayle: Right, I guess sometimes we need to balance all the fantasy with a bit of reality.

The age of Zeus - James Lovegrove: I admit, I am attracted by the cover to read the book.

Tom Peters (Author): Reading a business book like a fantasy story.. can't beat such a book.

That's all I have from the top of my head.

Have a merry Christmas and joyous New Year.