Friday, August 24, 2012

HISTORICAL FICTION GIVEAWAY HOP: AUGUST 24-30

 
 
Welcome to the Historical Fiction Giveaway Hop hosted by Holly at Bippity Boppity Book.
 
Historical fiction is my favorite genre so I've been looking forward to this hop ever since Holly announced it. The hard part was deciding what book to give away since there are so many good ones! I decided to offer up one that I read recently, the critically acclaimed Waiting for Sunrise by William Boyd. This book is very gently used, but it is a signed first edition. (It says it is specially bound by the publisher.)
 
The goodreads summary is:
"Vienna. 1913. It is a fine day in August when Lysander Rief, a young English actor, walks through the city to his first appointment with the eminent psychiatrist, Dr. Bensimon. Sitting in the waiting room he is anxiously pondering the nature of his problem when an extraordinary woman enters. She is clearly in distress, but Lysander is immediately drawn to her strange, hazel eyes and her unusual, intense beauty.

Later the same day they meet again, and a more composed Hettie Bull introduces herself as an artist and sculptor, and invites Lysander to a party hosted by her lover, the famous painter Udo Hoff. Compelled to attend and unable to resist her electric charm, they begin a passionate love affair. Life in Vienna becomes tinged with the frisson of excitement for Lysander. He meets Sigmund Freud in a café, begins to write a journal, enjoys secret trysts with Hettie and appears to have been cured.

London, 1914. War is stirring, and events in Vienna have caught up with Lysander. Unable to live an ordinary life, he is plunged into the dangerous theatre of wartime intelligence – a world of sex, scandal and spies, where lines of truth and deception blur with every waking day. Lysander must now discover the key to a secret code which is threatening Britain’s safety, and use all his skills to keep the murky world of suspicion and betrayal from invading every corner of his life.

Moving from Vienna to London’s west end, the battlefields of France and hotel rooms in Geneva, Waiting for Sunrise is a feverish and mesmerising journey into the human psyche, a beautifully observed portrait of wartime Europe, a plot-twisting thriller and a literary tour de force from the bestselling author of Any Human Heart, Restless and Ordinary Thunderstorms."
 
To enter, leave a comment with your email address. You don't have to be a follower to enter, but followers (either GFC or email subscribers) will get one extra entry. Please indicate in your comment if you are a follower, old or new. Thanks for participating and enjoy the hop!
 
 
 





35 comments:

  1. Amazing giveaway -- the cover of this one is gorgeous. I've eyeballed it for forever and a day. Thanks! (Also, I'm a new follower.)

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  2. This book sounds so good! I can't believe I haven't read it yet, but am excited to discover a new book I want to read :). Thanks for the giveaway, and I am now a GFC follower (Colleen Turner) and email subscriber!
    candc320@gmail.com

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  3. Thanks for the giveaway, it sounds wonderful. :)

    kescah@comcast.net

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  4. I've seen this cover a couple different places. I don't think that I knew what it was about though! Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a new follower; it's always a pleasure to meet a fellow historical fiction lover :)

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  5. Wow, thanks for this opportunity! I'm a follower via GFC.

    maevalentine39 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  6. Sigmund Freud in a thriller! Sounds like a treat! Following by GFC name Valli

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  7. Thanks for the giveawy!
    gfc - mamabunny13
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

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  8. Great giveaway, thanks.
    readingwithmargaret at gmail.com

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  9. Wow, awesome giveaway! Thank you for offering it :)
    Cheers
    Sam

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  10. Thank you for the int giveaway!
    new follower: GFC name: Miltiadou Kristia
    milkristia(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  11. I've been wanting to read this book, thank you for the giveaway.
    I'm a follower.

    GFC: Malvina Beatrice
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  12. GFC old follower: JenniferH

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  13. Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I follow on GFC as Suz (old follower) and I would love to win!

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  14. Historical Fiction Hop is just what I need!
    I follow via email: nrlymrtl [at] gmail [dot] com
    I am an oldish follower.

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  15. I've wanted to read this one at first review. Thanks for the chance to win.

    nanze55 at hotmail dot com

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  16. I would love to read this! Thank you for he giveaway!

    -old follower

    Margaret(Literary Chanteuse)
    singitm(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  17. Would love a chance to win this!

    I'm an old follower!

    readerrabbit22 at gmail.com

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  18. Thank you for the giveaway. I am a new follower by email.
    s(dot)marshallteen(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. Sounds like a great book! I'm a new follower, via email. Thanks for the chance.

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  20. I'd love to read this book. And I'm a new follower via GFC.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    nirmalachandrasiri(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. I love this period of time!
    follow by email
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  22. Thank you a lot for this international giveaway

    i'm a new email subscriber

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  23. Thank you for this giveaway! I'm a new follower :)

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  24. Thank you for the giveaway..

    GFC follower/ ronnkelly3

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  25. I too LOVE historical fiction. You can almost always find me with a book in my hand, and more times than not, it is a historical fiction- in fact tonight I was reading Curtis D. Carney's latest book, "Kincaid and the Legal Massacre." I would love a chance to win a copy of "Waiting for Sunrise." Thanks for the opportunity to win.
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  26. Thank you for the chance! I'm a new GFC follower as Dovile.

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  27. Thank you so much for the giveaway, and letting us all have the opp to read this excellent book..!!!

    GFC follower/ Krista Grandstaff

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  28. I'm a new follower & I follow by email.
    gardnerad@juno.com

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  29. Thank you very much for the giveaway, I love historical fiction so I find this blog hop perfect !
    I'm a new GFC follower (Leocadia).

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  30. The cover made me want to read the blurb which caught my interest.
    Now a GFC follower.
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  31. Thank you so much for this chance! I love the cover so much! Historical fiction is my favorite genre! I'm a new GFC follower.
    GFC: Gisele Alvarado
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  32. Count me in!
    i'm a new follower: GFC: Fanda
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  33. You had me at Vienna!
    I'm a new GFC follower
    bitsyblingbooks at gmail dot com

    Thanks!

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  34. Thanks for the giveaway, the book looks like an interesting read. I've followed through GFC
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