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. Jackie Burris
    January 3rd, 2010 at 1:54 pm · Link

    I am eagerly awaiting the release of Daybreakers in 2010…

    Also waiting for The Book Of Eli, Iron Man 2, Prince Of Persia, Killers and Eclipse among others…

    Jackie B Central Texas

  2. Melanie S.
    January 3rd, 2010 at 2:23 pm · Link

    there’s a new Robin Hood film? really? I must see it ❗

  3. alba
    January 3rd, 2010 at 2:33 pm · Link

    so many to choose from
    Daybreakers awesome concept
    Alice in wonderland Johnny Depp The Mad Hatter great role for him.
    Leap Year Romance say no more
    Wolf-man who doesn’t love the wolf
    Robin Hood OMG Russell Crowe.
    There are more but i think I’ve listed enough O wait IRON MAN 2.
    Have a good one.

  4. Elizabeth
    January 3rd, 2010 at 2:33 pm · Link

    There are quite a few that I want to see including Alice in Wonderland, Eclipse, HP Deathly Hollows, Dante, and so many others!

  5. Fedora
    January 3rd, 2010 at 2:40 pm · Link

    Not much of a movie goer, but Sherlock Holmes does look good, plus there’s the bonus of it featuring actors who are easy on the eyes 🙂

  6. Kate Leger
    January 3rd, 2010 at 3:11 pm · Link

    Most definitely Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1, and of course Eclipse!

  7. Nastassia
    January 3rd, 2010 at 3:15 pm · Link

    I’m excited to see Leap Year, Daybreakers and Extraordinary Measures.

  8. Joder
    January 3rd, 2010 at 3:22 pm · Link

    Definitely Sherlock Holmes and Daybreakers looks cool too.

  9. Arantza
    January 3rd, 2010 at 3:22 pm · Link

    I want to see:
    – Alice in Wonderland
    – Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1
    – Iron Man 2

  10. Diane Sadler
    January 3rd, 2010 at 3:34 pm · Link

    I’ve seen Twilight and New Moon so I’m looking forward to the next installment of Bella and Edward; but closer to now I’d love to see Sherlock Holmes.

  11. stacey smith
    January 3rd, 2010 at 3:35 pm · Link

    Sherloch Holmes and Fame I’m waiting for it to come out in Video I am very behide in my movies I want to see District 9, Inglourious Basters,and a hole lot more. 😕

  12. (Mickey) m-square
    January 3rd, 2010 at 3:46 pm · Link

    Right now I am looking forward to seeing Avatar, Alvin and the Chipmunks and Nine – not necessarily in that order. And yes, I have strange tastes!

  13. Armenia
    January 3rd, 2010 at 3:56 pm · Link

    I just adore Robert Downey. Looking forward to seeing Sherlock Holmes.

  14. Llehn
    January 3rd, 2010 at 4:21 pm · Link


  15. Jeanette Juan
    January 3rd, 2010 at 4:25 pm · Link

    I’m waiting to get the chance to watch Sherlock Holmes.

  16. Biki
    January 3rd, 2010 at 4:52 pm · Link

    I’m really excited to see Alice in Wonderland–whee!

  17. Caitlin Usignol
    January 3rd, 2010 at 5:02 pm · Link

    I really want to see Percy Jackson. I loved the book series so I hope the movie is just as good

  18. Brenda B. Hill
    January 3rd, 2010 at 5:06 pm · Link

    Avatar, but I will wait till dvd comes out or if on HDTV my friend will record and I will go over and watch his 60″. no cell phonrs etc to distrupt.

  19. Asheleigh Deramo
    January 3rd, 2010 at 5:08 pm · Link

    What movie are you excited about seeing in 2010?
    –ummm im not really sure but avatar seems cool and alice in wonderland

  20. april s
    January 3rd, 2010 at 5:14 pm · Link

    :mrgreen: Ohhh Im super excited to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 and the remake of Alice in Wonderland & the remake of Robin Hood –also Shrek Forever and Toy Story 3—ANDDDD A Nightmare on Elm Street and The A Team….i think if I had to pick one over all, its the HP but these are all movies I wanna see 👿

  21. Donna B
    January 3rd, 2010 at 5:15 pm · Link

    I am looking forward to seeing Sherlock Holmes, i think this is going to be an amazing movie.

    Thank you for running this giveaway

    Good Luck everyone xxx

  22. Diane M.
    January 3rd, 2010 at 5:27 pm · Link

    Avatar, since I friend who doesn’t like fantasy loved it.

  23. Anne Jones
    January 3rd, 2010 at 5:27 pm · Link

    I’m not much for watching movies. I think the last one I saw was Aliens.

  24. Estella
    January 3rd, 2010 at 5:33 pm · Link

    If I watched movies, it would be It’s Complicated.

  25. Lisa F.
    January 3rd, 2010 at 5:43 pm · Link

    I really want to see The Lovely Bones. The book was really good and the movie looks like it will be just as good.

  26. Debby
    January 3rd, 2010 at 6:26 pm · Link

    I am looking forward to the Harry POtter film coming in July.

  27. Kris
    January 3rd, 2010 at 7:05 pm · Link

    Since i am very behind, i want to see Avatar and Sherlock Holmes. ut I am also looking forward to the new Harry Potter movie.

  28. Julie Smith
    January 3rd, 2010 at 7:18 pm · Link

    I really really can’t wait to see the new “Alice in Wonderland”; I’ve been frothing for it ever since I saw the first publicity stills. Johnny Depp is so awesome .. from Edward Scissorhands to Willy Wonka to Sweeney Todd .. he really brings odd characters to life.

  29. Daniela Caldarola
    January 3rd, 2010 at 7:42 pm · Link

    Can’t WAIT to see AVATAR!
    I was told to spend the extra money and go see it in iMAX!!!
    Going this weekend!

  30. Patti
    January 3rd, 2010 at 9:01 pm · Link

    Can’t wait to see Eclipse, Harry Potter, and Avatar! Heard Avatar was great.

  31. Lynnette
    January 3rd, 2010 at 9:20 pm · Link

    I would love to see Avatar.

  32. Lisa G
    January 3rd, 2010 at 9:55 pm · Link

    I want to see Sherlock Holmes, Avatar and Fame ❗

  33. Zina Lynch
    January 3rd, 2010 at 11:00 pm · Link

    The Bounty Hunter with Gerard Butler.

  34. Crystal B.
    January 4th, 2010 at 7:13 am · Link

    Sherlock Holmes
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
    Alice in Wonderland

  35. quiltingreader
    January 4th, 2010 at 1:32 pm · Link

    Sherlock Holmes
    Harry Potter
    Leap Year

  36. Paige Ray
    January 4th, 2010 at 3:29 pm · Link

    Daybreakers, Legion, Eclipse, When in Rome, Alice in Wonderland, Avatar. I really hope they decide to add more to the new Star Trek this year as well. 🙂