(A Perfect Blood – Advanced Reading Copy) Okay, here it goes! I’m doing my first giveaway and it’s BIG!

A Perfect Blood ARC

Calling all Hollows fans!  Want a coveted copy of this bad boy?  Well, you certainly won’t get it before I’ve read it, muhaha.  Even still, I’m willing to part with it for the good of the fandom.  What you’re in for is a chance to win an ARC (Advanced Reading Copy) of “A Perfect Blood” (The Hollows, Book 10) by Kim Harrison.  The official copy isn’t due out until February 21, 2012, but here is your chance to read it early.  I’ve been wanting to do a giveaway on my blog for a while now, so I figured what better way to kick it off than to use my favorite series?

Anyway, with the books coming into the home stretch, I’m sure we’re all getting ancy to know what will happen next.  I’m in a giving mood this holiday season and let’s hope Ms. Harrison is too, adding more yummy Trent and Al—I’m sure they’d look great in Santa hats…and ONLY Santa hats.  So you want this ARC? All you have to do is:

    1. Sign up on the right to follow my blog and Twitter.  Current followers can just say so and I will automatically add an entry for you. If you only sign up for the blog I will count your entry once, but if you follow me on Twitter too you’ll get a bonus entry, doubling your chances.
    2. Comment on this post which one (or both) you signed up for.  Also, please name your favorite Hollows book and tell me why.  Series discussion among posters is welcome, but please keep it friendly. Beware of spoilers. [UPDATE]: You can vote here as well.
    3. Wait it out until I announce the winner.  One lucky person will be randomly selected.   Feel free to read a few reviews while you’re hanging around ~_^.

The giveaway will last until Monday, December 26th, 9 p.m. EST.  I would have ended it before Christmas, but USPS will be closed on Monday to honor the federal holiday, so I will not be able to send the book until Tuesday.  Make sure the email address you use when you post matches the address you signed up with so that I can contact you and confirm your entry.  I will mail the book to the winner on Tuesday, December 27th.  I am willing to send it practically anywhere around the world.  If you are under 18, I would need to mail it to your parent or legal guardian.

If you’re a Goodreads friend, I apologize ahead of time for the reminder posts you’ll probably see in your updates.  It won’t last forever, promise!

Good luck, guys! It was by a stroke of luck myself that I came across this at all.  I wish I had enough for all of the hardcore Hollows fans…

Any questions, just ask!

162 responses

  1. Hi Erika!

    Thanks for doing this. I know my chance is slim but it doesn’t hurt to try! I followed your blog but I vowed to never get a twitter account so no can do in that department lol. I have been in love with the Hollows world since I first read Dead Witch Walking in middle school. Now I’m in college and it is still my favorite series of all time! Hmm favorite book in the series… that is a difficult choice but I would say Pale Demon. Kim showed us a whole different side of Trent AND Al. Also, the part where Jenks got kidnapped was hilarious! I love those tiny humanoids! I got teary eyes when Jenks’ wife died… She was so sweet and I wish there was a way Rachel could do to make her live longer. Overall, it was a great book. The story progressed so muchhh and I’m excited to read the next installment! I hope I win!

    December 21, 2011 at 3:11 PM

    • Hi Therese! Thanks for dropping by and following in any way you can, haha. I was anti-Twitter too at a point, so I definitely understand. I’m so with you this it’s also my favorite series of all time. I will probably cry when this is all over! Interesting that you started reading this is middle school. It’s a little adult at times, no? Though I love that Kim doesn’t obsess over those scenes.

      December 23, 2011 at 4:15 PM

  2. I signed up for both. Exciting contest! 🙂

    December 21, 2011 at 11:23 PM

    • Thanks, Tiffany! Did you want a favorite that you wanted to share?

      December 23, 2011 at 4:15 PM

  3. Maria Gonzalez

    So signed up for your blog. And thanks for the heads up from the fanfic area on fanfiction.
    That was great of you.

    My favorite book is a pale demon. Cause come on huge trent fan and that book had him coming out of every pore. I love him and his bad ways but when he is being good and friendly and saving the damsel in distress he is so adorable. Like he is doing you a favor when it really benefits him. Yet he will still be there when you need him.

    This is nice of you to do this giveaway.

    December 22, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    • Thanks, Maria! It’s much appreciated. Totally agree on the Trent factor, hehe.

      December 23, 2011 at 4:17 PM

  4. Nici from Vienna

    Thank you again for your message on FF.net

    My favorite book is pale demon by far. Trench all the way 😉

    December 22, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    • No problem, Nici! Thanks for following! Trench all the way and everyday!

      December 23, 2011 at 4:18 PM

  5. Oh, love a giveaway, and with my fav. heroine =)
    I´ve followed both Twitter and this blog, (@fr_larsson on Twitter)
    and keeping my fingers crossed!
    My favorite Hollows book (so far) is Pale Demon, i thought it was awesome and i´m a sucker for Trent. Can´t wait to see how it´ll progress in the next one.

    Best wishes & Happy Holidays!

    December 22, 2011 at 5:38 PM

    • Thanks, Linda! You love the books, I love your ava with a cat in a hoodie, haha.

      December 23, 2011 at 4:18 PM

  6. Alison Scott

    I’ve signed up to follow both blog and twitter.
    I can’t decide between Outlaw Demon Wails and Pale Demon. I enjoyed the first a lot but the second is still fresh in my mind and I gotta admit; I’m always ravenous when Trent joins the show ^_^

    December 23, 2011 at 12:38 AM

    • Hahaha!! Can’t disagree with you Alison. I’m reading APB now and can’t help but smirk anytime he gets a mention. Rachel’s so bad sometimes, hehe. Thanks for following!

      December 23, 2011 at 4:22 PM

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  8. Thank you so much for a chance at reading ‘A Perfect Blood’ sooner than the publication!

    I have to say my favorite of the books was ‘Every Which Way But Dead’. I felt that it was the first time that we saw how honorable Trent really is (and I believe it was the first step in getting rid of Jon aka the tall freak of nature!) sorry to all the Jon fans out there! I mean, Tren could have just left Rachel in the river to drown or freeze to death after she saved Trent from the wreckage of Lee’s boat. We also got to see a good side of Quen and the past connection between the kalamack and Morgan families.

    I have to say that as a Trench fan, ‘Pale Demon’ was a dream come true in several scenes. But my favorite still remains ‘Every Which Way But Dead’. I actually need to go get a new copy because mine is extremely worn out from how many times I’ve read it and I can directly quote it! I hope that we will see many more Trench moments in the upcoming ‘A Perfect Blood’!

    Once again, thank you so much for the chance to get this copy, even if I don’t win!

    – Ashley

    p.s. I’m following you on Twitter now (never used it so I don’t know if it will alert you or not) and my user name is Ashterbowden. 🙂

    December 23, 2011 at 2:16 AM

    • AAAAH! I thought I was the only one that loved Book 3 the most (before Pale Demon though). I bought another copy of Book 3 too, but then I got the ebook as well, so I don’t have to buy another copy anymore, and now the paperback is in pristine condition. I agree with you about why it was so awesome, and then there was still Kisten so that was a huge bonus too. You just couldn’t go wrong in that book as far as I’m concerned. Thanks for following!

      December 23, 2011 at 4:26 PM

  9. Nina

    Hi from Germany,
    just signed up for your blog and twitter 🙂

    I discovered the books pretty late, so I more or less the books up to Pale Demon in one sitting… so they are a bit hard to distinguish in my mind.
    I enjoyed Pale Demon a lot and basically just love any scenes between Rachel and Trent…


    December 23, 2011 at 8:32 AM

    • Thanks for following, Nina! You’re lucky to have started them late. You aren’t stuck waiting year after year like the rest of us I started in ’05, so once I was caught up and had to wait year after year it became torture, lol.

      December 23, 2011 at 4:28 PM

  10. Jen

    I signed up for your blog 🙂
    My favorite Hollows book is Pale Demon, because it brings Trent and Rach one step closer to being together. I’m completely in favor of a little Trench action! (or a lot) 😀 Fingers crossed to win the ARC of A Perfect Blood!

    December 23, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    • Thanks for following, Jen! You’re preaching to the choir!

      December 23, 2011 at 4:29 PM

  11. Tizronell

    Hi i’m flowing via email(anastasiya430264@mail.ru) and twitter as well 🙂
    I like most really enjoyed Pale Demon!
    Of course the best part about it was the Rachel/Trent interaction. I’ve been a fan of this couple since book one, only back then its seemed less likely that they would end up together. I loved how the characters evolved, they’ve come such a long way.Everyone in one way or another is growing in this book, even the demons. If in the past you pictured them only as these horribly evil beings, here you get to see them more “humanized” so to speak, yeah they are still dangerous, but you can can sympathize with them. I was also really happy that the Ivy/Rachel angst cooled off. I mean i love them both i really do, but its been 9 books of this light switch romance than wasn’t getting anywhere. I’m really glad Ivy decided to move one.
    The book honestly felt like a breath of fresh air, like the begging of something new and unknown.

    P.S.- oh and that kiss in the end!It was freaking awesome, i think it was the hottest one by far 🙂

    December 23, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    • Thanks for following, Tiz! I’m the same as you. I’ve liked it since book 1, though it was a guilty pleasure. And totally agreed about Pale Demon.

      December 23, 2011 at 4:49 PM

  12. Nicole

    Hi Erika,
    Thanks for finding me via fan fiction.net! I didn’t know about your blog before and have signed up via email (tabularasa0608@gmail.com) and twitter @nicsha. It’s always good to find another Trench fan 🙂
    Picking a favorite book of the series was hard! I adore Pale Demon obviously, but I think I’ll pick The Good, The Bad and The Undead. I loved seeing the characters develop from the first book, seeing Nicks darker side, Piscarys influence over Kisten and Ivy, Ivy and Rachel’s relationship and a few good Trench moments. Who can forget the scene with Trent and Rachel on the bridge, where we find out a little more about their childhood summer camps. And the scene with Kisten in the lift 🙂 mmmmmmm!
    For me, this book cemented my love for the series – now the only thing that bothers me is the one year wait between books!

    December 24, 2011 at 1:18 AM

    • No problem, Nicole. Thanks for following! The hour is near! Book 2 definitely started to rope me in a lot more. The scene on the bridge was very interesting and when we really saw Trent’s potential. I’d like to see him use his super speed a bit more myself.

      December 26, 2011 at 7:29 PM

  13. Already following your blog. Now following you on twitter too. I haven’t read a Hollows book so this is my chance to read one.



    December 25, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    • Thank you Pragya! It’s a wonderful series for sure.

      December 26, 2011 at 7:29 PM

  14. Sakura

    Hello Vampire Fan,

    Thanks for the heads up! I’m following your blog, I don’t have twitter.

    Anyways, my favorite is #9 Pale Blood, 3 guesses as to why I loved? LOL, you won’t need it!

    I loved the growth of the relationship of Trent and Rachel. I have to admit I never truly saw there “possible” relationship until farther into the series but I’m glad gave them a real effort in the last book.

    Merry Christmas!

    December 25, 2011 at 6:40 PM

    • Thanks Sakura! Hmmm I toooootally wouldn’t have guessed :P…NOT!!

      December 26, 2011 at 7:30 PM

  15. Autumn Leaves

    I signed up for the blog, I don’t do Twitter.

    Pale Demon is my favorite! I have wanted Trent and Rachael since book one and we finally got a little something in PD.

    December 26, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    • Thanks, Autumn Leaves. Pale Demon was definitely amazing. I’ve liked it since book 1 too. At first I thought I was alone until I found Hollows fandom, haha.

      December 26, 2011 at 7:31 PM

  16. I signed up for both the blog and Twitter (ramblingspaz) on both.

    I think that Pale Demon has been my favorite so far. The reason being the buildup of the characters of the series, and the journey that Rachel has been on. We’ve learned so much about her character, and Kim has just opened the door to so much more.

    I’m looking forward to the next chapter in the series.

    Thanks for putting this together! Good luck to everyone!

    December 26, 2011 at 3:09 PM

    • Thanks for following, ramblingspaz! I love Pale Demon for the exact reasons you said. And no problem for putting it together. I’m going to be sad to let it go, but I know it’ll make one of you guys really happy and I love my Hollows peeps.

      December 26, 2011 at 7:33 PM

  17. Shauna

    I signed up to follow your blog… cannot wait to read this one!! I think Pale Demon might just be my favorite, largely because there so Rachel-Gally time 😀 I love it when she embraces her demon self.
    Here’s hoping she doesn’t keep that cloaking bracelet on for too much of A Perfect Blood! *crosses fingers*

    December 27, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    • Thanks for signing up! Unfortunately the giveaway ended last night, but I do plan to giveaway the hardcover when it’s out in February. Pale Demon is my favorite as well, though A Perfect Blood surprised me. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it nearly as much as I did. The next book is titled Ever After so I imagine there will be plenty of demon stuff going on with the plot there. Already I can’t wait for it!

      December 27, 2011 at 12:49 PM

  18. Danielle

    Hey, I signed up for your blog! This is really great! I’m glad others are as in love with Rachel, Ivy, Jenks, Al and Trent as I am.
    I don’t think I could actually pick just one book to be my favorite. The Hollows is the only series that can make me cry, laugh, become deliriously happy and want to break things all in one book. I found the Hollows early into my reading addiction so it holds a special place in my heart. It’s the only series I will buy when it comes out, spending the horrid hard cover price, I just can’t wait for it.
    I’m so ridiculously excited to find out what happens between Rachel and Trent 🙂

    December 30, 2011 at 10:55 PM

    • Aww, Danielle I almost feel like I’m reading myself writing this! I feel the same as you. I started reading these book sin 2005, so this world is just ingrained in me and the wait between the books kills me! I already commented on your profile (didn’t know you checked this out already), but if you can vote on the poll, please do! Even if you choose other and then say you love them all. I love seeing a great solid representation of Hollows fans by the numbers.

      Unfortunately the giveaway ended on Monday for the ARC, but I will be giving away the hardcover in February along with other series. But if you’re like me, you’re going to want the hardcover that Tuesday, rofl. I’m so pressed about the Hollows that I will buy the ebook AND hardcover for myself! It’s the last series where I plan to collect them all in paper format. Unless it’s a reference text, ebooks are tons easier.

      December 30, 2011 at 11:07 PM

  19. Shay Leblanc

    I am a member of the blog. I love your books and my favorite was Pale Demon. I hate the price on the next book but will pay it.

    January 16, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    • Pale Demon was totally the best…well until APB, lol. Now I don’t know which one I love more. In terms of the next book though I am doing a giveaway for a copy of the hardcover next month, so stay tuned!

      January 16, 2012 at 1:11 PM

  20. I’m following your blog now, and I’ve added you on my blog roll. Favorite Hollows book is a toughie. I think the last 3-4 have been freaking outstanding. I would say anything with a log of Big Al, was really good. If I had to pick I would say Black Magic Sanction.

    January 27, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    • Thanks for joining! I guess I should get a blog roll going myself! I just want to get a scrolling one and right now I’m taking full advantage of wordpress.com’s free services :P. It’s great until you want to customize it with scripts. I’ve maximized it about as much as I can to personalize things, lol! I don’t think I’m doing half bad, lol. You should throw your vote in the bucket on my poll:

      BMS was a really good rebound in many parts from WWBC, but Pierce was barely tolerable. Honestly the only guys I care to read about in this series anymore are Trent, Al, and Jenks, lol.

      January 27, 2012 at 7:52 PM

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