@ArmchairBEA 2011- Giveaway

by Notorious Spinks on 05.24.2011

This is my first year participating in Armchair BEA and I’m so exited to participate.

To celebrate I am giving away an (1) ARC of The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt.  As an added bonus my friends at Ecco Books is throwing in a (1)  limited edition print of the cover art by poster artist Dan Stiles.  The print is numbered and measure about 12″ x 18″ on thick paper.

Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die. The enigmatic and powerful man known only as the Commodore has ordered it, and his henchmen, Eli and Charlie Sisters, will make sure of it. Though Eli doesn’t share his brother’s appetite for whiskey and killing, he’s never known anything else. But their prey isn’t an easy mark, and on the road from Oregon City to Warm’s gold-mining claim outside Sacramento, Eli begins to question what he does for a living–and whom he does it for.

With The Sisters Brothers, Patrick deWitt pays homage to the classic Western, transforming it into an unforgettable comic tour de force. Filled with a remarkable cast of characters–losers, cheaters, and ne’er-do-wells from all stripes of life–and told by a complex and compelling narrator, it is a violent, lustful odyssey through the underworld of the 1850s frontier that beautifully captures the humor, melancholy, and grit of the Old West and two brothers bound by blood, violence, and love.

That’s not all!

We also have You Can Do a Graphic Novel by Barbara Slate. The PR rep is proudly offering 3 copies to readers.

The book teaches readers how to:

•       Uncover the components of a good graphic novel
•       Find a drawing style regardless of artistic ability
•       Navigate the creative process and create memorable characters
•       Develop the plot and subplots and come up with compelling dialogues
•       Understand the ins and outs of graphic-novel layout
•       Traverse the graphic-novel business

About the author

Barbara Slate has done it all. Her first character, Ms. Liz, appeared on millions of greeting cards, in a regular comic strip for Cosmopolitan magazine, as a spokesperson for Dupont’s Lycra and as the star in a series of animated segments on NBC’s Today Show. Her big break in comics came when she created Angel Love for DC Comics. From there, she created, wrote and drew Yuppies from Hell, and Sweet XVI for Marvel and put her own spin on the Disney classics Beauty and the Beast, Pocahontas, Archie’s Betty and Veronica, and Mattel’s Barbie. Barbara’s art has been exhibited in many galleries and reviewed by The New York Times. She is profiled in the seminal work A Century of Women Cartoonists. Stan Lee, Chairman, POW! Entertainment and Chairman Emeritus, Marvel Entertainment, calls Barbara “titanically talented.” She is currently busy being a mom, doing a graphic novel titled, I Got Married and Other Mistakes, and teaching. Her website is barbaraslate.com.

This offer is only open to residents in the U.S.  & Ends May 29 at 11.59pm CST.

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Scoot May 27, 2011 at 10:44 am

My favorite read so far this year has been Divergent by Veronica Roth. LOVED IT!


Danah May 27, 2011 at 4:26 am

My favorite read this year is Divergent by Veronica Roth! It was above amazing book!


Krysta Banco May 25, 2011 at 10:29 pm

My favorite read of 2011 so far is “No Place Like Holmes” by Jason Lethcoe.


Kristen Harris May 25, 2011 at 3:10 pm

My favorite read for 2011 thus far is Motivated by Passion, Held back by fear. Its a non-fiction read but it has helped me alot to move past fear and start chasing my dreams!



Miss Lauren May 25, 2011 at 2:19 pm

My gave read this year has to be The Shades of Grey! Thanks for the giveaway!


Tanya R May 24, 2011 at 7:39 pm

My fave read for 2011 is Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

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SpadesHigh May 24, 2011 at 4:23 pm

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I really enjoyed reading Nightshade By Andrea Cremer.. it was fast pace, tear jerking and a kick-butt girl heroine =)

Thank you for hosting this giveaway and for participating in ArmchairBEA!! Nice to meet you!!

SpadesHigh @ http://SpadesHighReads.blogspot.com
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Susanna P May 24, 2011 at 3:04 pm

I’m missing the mandatory entry form somehow…anyway, I’m a new GFC follower, and my favorite read(s) so far this year are Across the Universe and Memento Nora. Thanks for the giveaway!

susanna DOT pyatt AT student DOT rcsnc DOT org


bookspersonally May 24, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Have heard good things about the Sisters Brothers book! will go find you on twitter as well. Happy Armchair BEA!


booksNyarn May 24, 2011 at 2:17 pm

My favorite reads this year are “Twilight’s Dawn” by Anne Bishop and “Sheepish” by Catherine Friend.


Erica Spangler May 24, 2011 at 1:08 pm

My favorite reads this year are Michael Kimball’s US and Rebecca Rasmussen’s THE BIRD SISTERS! They are wonderful reads! Cheers and have a great Armchair BEA!



reading rendezvous reviewz May 24, 2011 at 12:59 pm

one of the best books i’v e read so far for 2011 s Deadbeat by Brain Smith. I’m a twitter and GFC follower and hell to the no i’m not a spammer. lol


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