So, today it is officially a holiday on courtneymilan.com again, and the holiday it is, is Buy a Book Written by Tessa Dare day. Of course, since you already bought Goddess of the Hunt (you bought Goddess, right?), you already know that, and you are already holding a copy of Surrender of a Siren in your hot little hands. And you have probably not been able to stop yourself from starting it, and marveling both at the amazing beginning (bar fight!) and the phenomenal use of language (“squared-off tea tin of a building”). So I don’t see why I need to tell you that this book is amazing. It’s very different from Goddess of the Hunt–set on the high seas, instead of at a hunting lodge, with characters who are just meeting, versus characters who have been friends forever–but it is every bit as good . . . in fact, I think it might be better. I tried to explain why when I was explaining why today is a holiday. I don’t think I managed to capture how I feel about this book.
At this point, I feel that I can’t do much more than beat you over the head with the awesomeness that is Tessa Dare. If you haven’t read her yet, it’s not for lack of my trying. So I’m just going to do what we both know is going to happen: I’m going to give away a handful of copies (three, to be precise).
But there are a bunch of books that also come out today that I can’t wait to read:
- Highland Beast, with a novella by Victoria Dahl
- Tracey O’Hara‘s Night’s Cold Kiss, a debut urban fantasy
- Diana Peterfreund‘s young adult debut, Rampant, about killer unicorns (I read the first 70 pages on the Harper Collins site and I can’t wait to read this)
- And Gena Showalter‘s young adult urban fantasy debut, Intertwined.
Many of you know that Surrender of a Siren’s alternate title is “Goats on a Boat.” Leave a comment today telling me what animal you would take on a boat (and if you would eat green eggs and ham with it) if you had to go on a boat. Three lucky commenters will get a copy of Goats on a Boat–uh, I mean, Surrender of a Siren, and a fourth commenter will get her choice of one of the three books listed above! This contest will be open until August 27th, and your chances of winning depend on the number of people who comment.