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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Dawn Country by Kathleen O’Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear GIVEAWAY!

People of the Longhouse, bestselling authors and archeologists
Kathleen O’Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear’s
second book in their newest series,
The Dawn Country
The Dawn Country is the Gears’ 50th published novel

Three copies of this extraordinary novel will be given away at Azure Dwarf!

(Shipping is restricted to the known universe and this dimension only, alternate worlds and universes need not enter.)

From the press release:
The Dawn Country is the Gears’ 50th published novel, and the First North American series hit international as well as the USA Today bestseller lists.

In The Dawn Country, set around the year 1430 during a time of violent upheaval, Young Wrass is being held captive, along with several other children, in the legendary evil Gannajero the Crow’s camp. Gannajero profits enormously by buying and selling children to outcast warriors who subject them to brutal treatment. Wrass knows he can’t wait to be rescued. He has to organize the children for an assault on Gannajero’s warriors. Even if he dies, someone has to escape, to carry the story back to their people. It’s the only way to stop the evil old woman.

But Koracoo, a female war chief, and Gonda, her husband and deputy, have not abandoned their search. They’re coming for the children, and they have allies: a battle-weary Mohawk war chief and a Healer from the People of the Dawnland. Together, they will find the children and destroy Gannajero. But not before many of the children have been sold and carried off to distant villages— lost to their families and homes forever.

Michael and Kathleen O’Neal Gear have successfully provided a vital understanding of the history of North America with the latest archaeological findings and sweeping dramatic narratives and strong Native American tradition. Filled with fascinating details about ancient customs mixed with adventure, spine-tingling action, and spiritual power that is entertaining and intelligent, The Dawn Country will gratify dedicated fans and appeal to newcomers of the series.

How To Win
Each person who comments and leaves an email address on my blog expressing a desire for a copy of The Dawn Country will be entered to win one of three copies. Each comment will be assigned a number based on the order the comment was received. The numbers will be input at www.random.org to determine the winner. The winner will be notified by email and will need to provide a physical address for shipment of the book. If there is no response from the winner in 48 hours, another winner will be chosen. The winner will be announced on Pick of the Literate and Azure Dwarf.

Drop by, read the review expected to be posted on March 18th, make your comment and sit back and hope you win. I hope to have an interview with the Gears and a guest post so comments there will also be entered into the contest. Contest begins today, Feb. 23rd 2011 and ends March 31, 2011 midnight east coast time, the publicist will ship the prizes to the winner. Winners will be contacted by email and will need to email me back with their shipping address. Please no PO boxes, physical address will be needed for shipping.

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Oh,contest is for anywhere on this planet as far as I can determine. Aww, what the heck, anywhere in our solar system . I will be reviewing the book and posting my review on this blog. I also will be interviewing the Gears and posting the interview here as well. Thanks for reading and good luck.


  1. As a fan of the Gears, I have to enter and I'll be back to read your review and, hopefully, the interview. john.lindermuth@verizon.net

  2. I've never heard of these authors before, but this sounds like something I'd really enjoy. Please enter me in the giveaway. I live on Earth so shipping will be cheaper then if an alien wins.

    erika dlugo @yahoo .com

    ps. I love your dwarf on skiis

  3. I would love to win a copy it sounds very good.


  4. I'd love to win a copy of The Dawn Country.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  5. I'm following you on Twitter @aikchien

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  6. I'd love to know more about these people. Thank you for the opportunity.

    clenna at aol dot com

  7. I'd love to read that book~

    Here's my email:
    mynameisgianfaye *at* gmail *dot* com


  8. I followed you on Twitter~ @gianfaye

    mynameisgianfaye *at* gmail *dot* com


  9. I also followed you via Google Friend Connect, if this is a valid entry. :)

    mynameisgianfaye *at* gmail *dot* com

  10. And Sir, I fueled your blog via fuelmyblog.

    My username is gianfaye. Woop~ :3

    mynameisgianfaye *at* gmail *dot* com

  11. Last but not the least, I added your blog to my blogroll page which you can find here:


    Gian Faye
    mynameisgianfaye *at* gmail *dot* com

  12. Book sounds intriguing!


  13. Will be linking your giveaway in our guest post for the authors. :) It will be live on Friday.

    Very very cute header!

  14. Shellie,
    My changing headers are your fault. I saw your cool headers and decided that was a really good idea. I made a different seasonal header for each month. This is what happens when you retire, you have fun. Thanks for the comment!

  15. Please enter me as well!!

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  16. I'd love to win a copy of The Dawn Country! (I came from Shellie's and I'm now following you.)

  17. I would like to win a copy of The Dawn Country.
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  18. I love, love, love these authors. Of course I would like to enter to win. You found yourself a new follower too.