Monday, February 6, 2012

Follower Love: Featuring Lia Habel

For this giveaway I'm featuring the work of the lovely, Miss Lia Habel.  Lia lives in the creepy part of New York.  No, not the West Side.  The OTHER part of the state.  Ya know, where the cows, abandoned barns, and banjo toting hillbillies are.  (I'm just kidding, I have family out there, so there's no hate)   Anyway, the point is: Lia is not a banjo toting hillbilly.  She's actually pretty darn cool.  Lia is one of those secret treasure type people.  She looks sweet and demure...Until you get to know her.  And then she only gets better.  She's my resident zombie expert, has more wigs than Cthulhu has tentacles, and is a highly respected fellow geek.  Plus, the girl writes a rockin' novel.

THE GIVEAWAY!
Lia has sent me both a hardcover edition and an audiobook of her novel, Dearly, Departed.  They are AUTOGRAPHED!  PLUS, she sent me some fun swag!  The contest for Lia's gifts will be featured in the Follower Love Giveaway Hop running from February 7-February 14, so please make sure you stop back here and enter yourself in a chance to see why love conquers all!

Dearly, Departed: Love conquers all, so they say. But can Cupid’s arrow pierce the hearts of the living and the dead—or rather, the undead? Can a proper young Victorian lady find true love in the arms of a dashing zombie?

The year is 2195. The place is New Victoria—a high-tech nation modeled on the manners, mores, and fashions of an antique era. A teenager in high society, Nora Dearly is far more interested in military history and her country’s political unrest than in tea parties and debutante balls. But after her beloved parents die, Nora is left at the mercy of her domineering aunt, a social-climbing spendthrift who has squandered the family fortune and now plans to marry her niece off for money. For Nora, no fate could be more horrible—until she’s nearly kidnapped by an army of walking corpses.

But fate is just getting started with Nora. Catapulted from her world of drawing-room civility, she’s suddenly gunning down ravenous zombies alongside mysterious black-clad commandos and confronting “The Laz,” a fatal virus that raises the dead—and hell along with them. Hardly ideal circumstances. Then Nora meets Bram Griswold, a young soldier who is brave, handsome, noble . . . and dead. But as is the case with the rest of his special undead unit, luck and modern science have enabled Bram to hold on to his mind, his manners, and his body parts. And when his bond of trust with Nora turns to tenderness, there’s no turning back. Eventually, they know, the disease will win, separating the star-crossed lovers forever. But until then, beating or not, their hearts will have what they desire.

In Dearly, Departed, romance meets walking-dead thriller, spawning a madly imaginative novel of rip-roaring adventure, spine-tingling suspense, and macabre comedy that forever redefines the concept of undying love.

Read reviews on Goodreads.  Can't wait to buy it?  Go get it on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY: 
Enter the giveaway using Rafflecopter.  This hop runs from 2/7/12 to 2/14/12.  Hit the green "Do It" buttons, follow the prompts, and hit the green enter buttons when you're done.  (You may have to log in using facebook to do this).  There will be two winners for this giveaway, the first entrant will be able to choose which of the two books they would like and the second will get the remaining book.  Should the second winner decide they do not want the remaining book, they can bow out and allow another winner to be selected.  This contest is open to international entrants.



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