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Book Trailer: House of Night – Awakened + Contests!

Just received some great news from Tara at Zeitghost Media. ๐Ÿ™‚ First up, let’s get to the book trailer – that’s why you’re here, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

The novel is on sale as you read this, so head over to Amazon to order your copy or the abridged audiobook, and click here to order your copies from Amazon UK; fans of the series in South Africa can order their copies here and here (for the audiobook) from Kalahari.net. ๐Ÿ™‚


Now we come to the contests, and they are pretty cool! ๐Ÿ™‚

The first and biggest contest? A fan and their guest has the chance to win a trip to Tulsa to explore the sites from the novels, as well as having lunch with the authors. ๐Ÿ™‚ Awesome prize, huh?

“The lucky winner will receive a 3-day, 2-night trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma for two people which includes airfare, hotel accommodations, a tour of Tulsa and lunch on Saturday, April 30th, 2011 at the Chalkboard Restaurant with the authors. In order to enter the promo, they must answer three questions about the series.”

Follow this link to enter the contest. ๐Ÿ™‚

The second contest will give you a chance to win “1 of 30 complete sets of House of Night books.” You’ve probably got them all anyway, but there’s nothing like a brand new set of books to gaze at, is there? Head over to St Martin’s Facebook Page to enter the contest. ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope you enjoyed the book trailer!

Be EPIC!

 
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Posted by on January 4, 2011 in Announcements, Book Trailer

 

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Book Trailer: House of Night – Book 7 – Burned

Hey everyone, here’s the book trailer for the lastest incoming House of Night novel from PC and Kristin Cast, Burned:

I’m sure there are plenty of readers looking forward to this (even here in South Africa!), so here’s the blurb to whet your appetites!

“Things have turned black at the House of Night. Zoey Redbirdโ€™s soul has shattered. With everything sheโ€™s ever stood for falling apart, and a broken heart making her want to stay in the Otherworld forever, Zoeyโ€™s fading fast. Itโ€™s seeming more and more doubtful that she will be able pull herself back together in time to rejoin her friends and set the world to rights. As the only living person who can reach her, Stark must find a way to get to her. But how? He will have to die to do so, the Vampire High Council stipulates. And then Zoey will give up for sure. There are only 7 days leftโ€ฆ “

And here’s the US cover:

Burned House of Night P.C. & Kristin Cast

as well as the UK cover:

Click here to order your copies if you’re in the UK and here if you’re in the US.

And here’s a awesome extra for you: you can download the song you heard in the book trailer here! ๐Ÿ™‚ You can also read the first chapter of Burned here, and you can visit the House of Night website here.

Be EPIC!

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2010 in Book Trailer

 

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Review โ€“ Marked, P.C. & Kristin Cast

By David Jooste

Hey guys and girls, especially the girls this week, and some guys I guess. ๐Ÿ™‚

This week a bring you a review of Marked, the first book in the House of Night series.

Zoey Redbird is just you normal everyday teenage girl, till the day she gets marked as a soon to be vampire.

Zoeyโ€™s world is turned upside down as she is thrust into this new world hidden in the depths of the night. A normal school with teachers and classes, everything you would expect from school, even the cute boy and the school b*. Then of course there is the fact that classes run from 8pm till 3am and everyoneโ€™s vampires.

Behind all this is still a deeper mystery, why was Zoey chosen by the Vampire Goddess Nyx as here vessel, why was she given such powerful abilities , why is she nearly a fully developed vampire when it usually takes four years to turn completely

But the biggest mystery of all, what is really going on at the House of Night?

Well there you have a summary of the story. ๐Ÿ™‚

From the start you can see that this book is aimed at the young female market, and I’m sure they will love it. From the terminology used, issues the characters are faced with, down to the finest detail. Girls will love it and immediately find themselves relating to the characters.

It is definitely well written towards its intended market. Well done. ๐Ÿ™‚

The best I have seen it described, and i thought so myself was Harry Potter + Twilight = Marked. And that is exactly what you get at the basis, still the story is so much more than that.

The storyline is not too complicated and it has a nice smooth flow. For first time readers it will be a joy and for the rest it will still offer an interesting experience.

Now I’m a huge vampire fan; Stephenie Meyer, Ann Rice, love them all. In House of Night however vampire takes on a whole new existence.

No makers or sires, you are simply destined to become one.

However there is still the little problem of hoping your body accepts the 4 year long transformation you go through at the school, if not sorry you die. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Still the authors made it work for them in this setting, good on you.:-)

Personally I was not that impressed at the start but it eventually grew on me till I could not put it down, was even a little upset when the book ended so quickly.

Still it has a great ending and it leaves a nice bit of mystery open for the next installment, Betrayed.

The characters are also loveable, from our lead Zoey, to her best friends Stevie Rae, the Twins and Damien. Even the antagonist Aphrodite, is perfect in here role.

Zoey goes thorough some major changes in her life; a new school, a new state of being, her gifts, and the role that she discovers she needs to play.

Through this first book you see how she develops from here insecurities to the self confident person she becomes towards the end of the book. You also find her discovering her place at the House of Night and finally fitting in and belonging somewhere.

Over all this is a great book for the younger readers as they find the characters in situations similar to the ones they themselves might face daily. It develops into a smooth flowing storyline and the characters do grow on you.

More mature reader however might not find it as enticing. It does after all deal with mainly teenage girl type issues.

7/10

Now for a further tit-bit of new on the House of Night series, after making sure, it seams that House of Night will also be turned into a series of movies :-), stating with Marked. The first one, as far as i could find out, is set for release in 2011.

If you want to find out more about House of Night then you can find the offical website for the series here, and it’s definately worth the look.
Or if you would like to buy the book our SA readers can find it here,
UK readers can find it here, and US readers can find it here.

 
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Posted by on August 27, 2009 in Reviews

 

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