Daily Contest #12 – CROWN AND BLADE

Today’s book is another anthology Anya and I share (lucky me!). Anya’s story is Whisper of the Blade! Don’t forget to head over to her blog to see which book of mine she’s giving away today as well.

Whisper of the Blade by Anya Bast
Emmia feels the emotion of all who surround her. Her Talent is empathy and it’s more curse than blessing. She employs her skill as a justice mercenary, discovering criminals and meting out punishment.

Magnus didn’t kill his lover, Caith, the way everyone suspects. Now he is lord to a keep filled with suspicious, angry people.

Quinn, part three of the ménage à trois that ended in Caith’s death, wants only to set things right and resume the loving relationship he once had with Magnus. He seeks out Emmia and employs her.

In a sexual tangle…

But both Magnus and Quinn are drawn to Emmia, just as they are drawn to each other. All three of them become lost in a weave of scorching and erotic desire coupled with emotional need.

Note: Contains scenes of male/male sensual intercourse.

Sword and Crown by Lauren Dane
For most of Rhea’s life, she used her Talent as a Practitioner of sex magic to keep her world safe from a powerful dark menace. But tragedy struck and she found herself exiled to Earth.

Fifteen years later, out of the blue, a face from her past appears on her doorstep. The Nameless is back and stronger than before. Her people need her and they’ve sent her first love, Jax, to petition for her help.

As the stakes get higher, with the balance of the very existence of her universe in her hands, she’s also fighting the loss of her heart to a man who walked away from her once before. She knows her past has changed her in elemental ways but while she knows she can trust Jax at her back, she has to figure out if she can trust him with her heart.

QUESTION OF THE DAY: What movie are you excited about seeing in 2010?

I’ll choose a winner first thing in the morning. Good luck and remember, the contest is very nearly over so be sure you’ve entered the grand prize drawing!

86 comments to “Daily Contest #12 – CROWN AND BLADE”

  1. Tez Miller
    January 3rd, 2010 at 4:11 am · Link

    Repo Men 😀 I loved Eric Garcia’s novel Cassandra French’s Finishing School for Boys, and he also wrote The Repossession Mambo (the book the film is based on). May have had a hand in the screenplay, too.

  2. Esther Shchory
    January 3rd, 2010 at 4:25 am · Link

    I’m looking forward to Holmes. An action packed costume mystery drama with Robert Downey Jr & Jude Law. What more could a girl want?

  3. Sabine
    January 3rd, 2010 at 5:53 am · Link

    I’d like to watch “The Runaways”

  4. Tamsyn T.
    January 3rd, 2010 at 6:42 am · Link

    I am really looking forward to seeing Avatar in both 2D and 3D. I’ve heard really good reviews about it.

  5. Meg
    January 3rd, 2010 at 7:02 am · Link

    I would like to see Avatar and Sherlock Holmes.

  6. Kate M
    January 3rd, 2010 at 7:03 am · Link

    Here’s a short list. I could go on and on.
    1. Legion
    2. Leap Year
    3. Wolfman
    4. Dante’s Inferno
    5. Eclipse
    6. Alice in Wonderland (remake with Johnny Depp)

  7. Ina
    January 3rd, 2010 at 7:16 am · Link

    Shrek IV 😎
    and in January Sherlock Holmes…
    @ Tamsyn: I’ve heard a lot of good things about Avator too, therefore I will go and see it next week 🙂

  8. Tracey D
    January 3rd, 2010 at 7:23 am · Link

    I look forward in seeing the following:

    Sherlock Holmes
    The Wolfman

  9. Cathi
    January 3rd, 2010 at 7:23 am · Link

    It’s Complicated

    However, Depp as the Mad Hatter should be amazing, and Dante would be a must if he is in it

  10. Rhonda Barnes
    January 3rd, 2010 at 7:28 am · Link

    The movie Avator looks good, and Sherlock Holmes looks funny.

    Rhonda 😎

  11. Cheryl McInnis
    January 3rd, 2010 at 7:35 am · Link

    Toy Story 3 of course!
    Then in November, I believe the first part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be released, can’t wait for that 😆

  12. Julie
    January 3rd, 2010 at 8:01 am · Link

    Legion. Paul Bettany, Adrianne Palicki, and Kevin Durand?? I’m so there.

  13. Samantha B
    January 3rd, 2010 at 8:03 am · Link

    I don’t get to go to the movies much so I would be ecstatic to go see just about anything. I am intrigued by Johnny Depp as the Mad Hadder.

  14. Dana
    January 3rd, 2010 at 8:17 am · Link

    Paranormal Activity. It came out in ’09’ but we always wait for the DVD. It’s out, I just haven’t gotten it yet.

    I’ve heard it let everyone with the hebbie jeebies.

  15. I Heart Book Gossip
    January 3rd, 2010 at 8:21 am · Link

    I want to watch “Valentine”.

  16. Beleth
    January 3rd, 2010 at 8:26 am · Link

    Im looking forward Legion and Beastly!

  17. Dina
    January 3rd, 2010 at 8:33 am · Link

    Legion, Leap Year and Sherlock Holmes so far. 😀

  18. Teresa W.
    January 3rd, 2010 at 8:34 am · Link

    I’m looking forward to Daybreakers and The Lovely Bones!

  19. Jeanine L'Esperance
    January 3rd, 2010 at 8:54 am · Link

    I haven’t see Avatar yet, so I want to see that one.

  20. Miranda
    January 3rd, 2010 at 8:58 am · Link

    Legion! Bad boy angels… yes!

  21. Lisa B
    January 3rd, 2010 at 8:59 am · Link

    Eclipse, Sherlock homes and Avatar!


  22. Becky Ward
    January 3rd, 2010 at 9:01 am · Link

    I want to see Avator, Sherlock Holmes, Daybreakers, & The Wolfman. Hopefully I will have the time to watch them too.

  23. Penny Tuttle
    January 3rd, 2010 at 9:06 am · Link

    I usually wait till movies are available to rent, but I might actually go to the theater to see Holmes.

  24. MichelleKCanada
    January 3rd, 2010 at 9:18 am · Link

    Oh there is a book I don’t currently own!

    I would really like to see Avatar. It sounds pretty cool.

  25. Amy Kathryn
    January 3rd, 2010 at 9:45 am · Link

    I’m still waiting to see some of the big ones for 2009 on DVD…I just can’t hardly stand to go to the movie theater anymore. I made the exception to go see Julie/Julia. I will probably make another to see Sherlock.

  26. Lulu
    January 3rd, 2010 at 9:45 am · Link

    Sherlock Holmes is at the top of the list, with Avatar coming in at a close second.

  27. Judy Cox
    January 3rd, 2010 at 9:45 am · Link

    Sherlock Holmes I am wanting to see the most.

  28. Tia
    January 3rd, 2010 at 9:48 am · Link

    I do not have any movies on my list.

  29. jennifer louden
    January 3rd, 2010 at 10:07 am · Link

    I am slow, but I want to see Sherlock Holmes.

  30. Mic K.
    January 3rd, 2010 at 10:19 am · Link

    Robin Hood (Russell Crowe).

  31. Gabrielle
    January 3rd, 2010 at 10:38 am · Link

    I can’t wait to see Wolfman.


  32. Eva S
    January 3rd, 2010 at 10:47 am · Link

    Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter.

  33. janet h
    January 3rd, 2010 at 10:50 am · Link

    The Book of ELI
    Sherlock Holmes

    We almost never go to the theater, usually we wait for the DVD.

  34. Van P.
    January 3rd, 2010 at 11:05 am · Link

    Legion, and Alice in wonderland (remake)

  35. Cathy M
    January 3rd, 2010 at 11:19 am · Link

    I am looking forward to seeing Daybreakers with Ethan Hawke.

  36. Ivy
    January 3rd, 2010 at 11:40 am · Link

    Sherlock Holmes but I’m torn…don’t want the whole Holmes thing screwed up. I’ll wait for the DVD though…

  37. Amelia
    January 3rd, 2010 at 11:41 am · Link


  38. Devon
    January 3rd, 2010 at 11:48 am · Link

    Alice in Wonderland, The Wolfman, Legion, Daybreakers, Valentine’s Day – I’m sure there are more but I cant think right now. I love going to the movies, so I usually see a few every month.

  39. Melissa
    January 3rd, 2010 at 11:53 am · Link

    OMG, Sherlock Holmes and Iron Man 2 ~~ I love me some Robert Downey, Jr!!

    And him and Jude Law in the same movie? I can’t wait to see it!!

  40. Gillian L
    January 3rd, 2010 at 12:31 pm · Link

    I am most looking forward to seeing Leap Year and Alice In Wonderland. That way I can get my fill of both romance and fantasy!

  41. Karin
    January 3rd, 2010 at 12:35 pm · Link

    I’m really looking forward to Percy Jackson and the Olympians – The Lightning Thief.

  42. Elaine G
    January 3rd, 2010 at 12:54 pm · Link

    Eclipse and Robin Hood

  43. Jeanette Platt
    January 3rd, 2010 at 12:59 pm · Link

    I am looking forward to quite a few

    Book of Eli
    Harry Potter Deathly Hallows
    Alice in Wonderland

    But I normally get stuck watching what my hubby and son want to see… I am outnumbered. So I normally wait till the movies I want to watch are on DVD.

  44. Sindy
    January 3rd, 2010 at 1:01 pm · Link

    Can’t wait to see Sherlock Holmes – he’s so cute.

  45. Amanda Leigh
    January 3rd, 2010 at 1:05 pm · Link

    I just saw Sherlock Holmes which was awesome!
    I still want to see Avatar and Legion.

  46. kel
    January 3rd, 2010 at 1:36 pm · Link

    I would like to go see Alice in Wonderland and Avatar

  47. Raquel Vega-Grieder
    January 3rd, 2010 at 1:46 pm · Link

    QUESTION OF THE DAY: What Movie Are You Excited About Seeing In 2010?

    I Am Excited To See The Twilight Saga Eclipse In June. I Have Seen The First Two Movies And Prior To That I Have Read All Four Books In The Saga Twice With More Readings To Come…. 😀 .

  48. Beverly G
    January 3rd, 2010 at 1:46 pm · Link

    Leap Year
    Dante’s Inferno
    Day breakers
    The Book of Eli

    in no particular order they all seem awesome so ill watch them all lol

  49. Beverly G
    January 3rd, 2010 at 1:47 pm · Link

    oh damn i forgot im going to watch Alice in wonderland in a couple weeks

  50. Jane
    January 3rd, 2010 at 1:52 pm · Link

    I’m looking forward to Shutter Island and Prince of Persia.