Monday, January 7, 2013

Young Adult Faeries & Fantasy Giveaway Hop


The Young Adult Faeries & Fantasy Giveaway Hop is now underway. This hop is hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and the The Mod Podge Bookshelf. We are offering one e-book copy of Elfin by Quinn Loftis and is open internationally. The hop runs from now until midnight on January 14, 2013. 

Elfin (The Elfin #1) by Quinn Loftis

Before tonight Cassie Tate’s biggest concerns were whether she could pass Algebra and how she was going to keep Elora, her best friend, from dressing her in a skimpy fairy costume for Halloween. Her feet were firmly planted in suburban reality and she had no reason to believe her life would be anything but that of a typical teenager. That is until tonight, when Cassie saw something that no human was ever supposed to see; in the blink of an eye she was thrown into the world of the Light and Dark Elves. 

He comes from a realm where light and dark have fought for millennia. He is of a race known to humans only in myths and legends. The darkness that lives inside him is a part of both who and what he is and it makes him the most gifted spy and assassin in the history of his time. His life is not his own; he lives in the service of the Dark Elf King. He slays who he must, has mercy on no one, is relentless in his hunt, and never tires of seeing his prey fall. He is Triktapic, assassin, spy, most feared of the Dark Elves. 

Now, in the midst of his King’s complicated plans to expand the Dark Elves’ holdings into the mortal realm, for the first time, Trik finds his loyalties divided. For no Elf, Dark or Light, can turn away from their Chosen. 

Unbeknownst to the mortal realm, the battle between Light and Dark is being brought to their doorstep. The only one who can keep it at bay holds darkness in his heart like a lover, and the one who can sway that heart must decide if she can look beyond his black past, beyond his evil nature and see the man he is destined to be. 

The question must be asked, does love really cover a multitude of sins? Can true love actually conquer all or will his darkness consume those around him until all that stands is an assassin with the blood of the mortal realm on his hands? 

55 comments:

  1. I love it! It makes it easier to find books about characters my own age. :)

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  2. Yes, I like it. It's nice having the extra clarification to make it even more distinct as to what age a book is geared towards.

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  3. Yes it's easier to see books geared towards adults :)

    Reyna
    @glamourglory
    www.GlamourGlory.com

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  4. I haven't decided whether I like it or not yet. I can see how it would make it easier for people who are aware of the classification, but I also think it could be a little alienating to (ultra) casual readers.

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  5. I think it's a great idea. It makes it easier to find books I'd be interested in.

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  6. It really doesn't matter if the book is labeled NA or not. I"ll choose to read it regardless of the classification.

    Thank you for the great giveaway!

    Julie K
    kornhsl@yahoo.com

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  7. I dont really go by any classifications. If the book sounds good ill read it!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  8. i like it because its combine between YA and adult and both are my genres :)

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  9. As I writer, I like it, because you better know the parameters of how steamy you can write a make-out scene (for example). As a reader, though, it ultimately doesn't matter, because I'll read it anyway.

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  10. I love it~ It is a good mix of young adult and adult.

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  11. I suppose its a way that we adults ca differentiate between the genres but I have to admit to loving some of the YA teen aimed stuff too. I must be "young at heart" roflol!

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  12. I'm still unsure whether it's really necessary, but it doesn't do any harm so if people like it then I don't see what's wrong with it. I don't think it would affect whether I read a book or not.

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  13. I don't really go by classification when picking what I read, but I have noticed that I don't really like the books that I have read in this category. I guess its probably an age thing.

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  14. I think that a lot of the catagories are vauge and confusing. I do think that new adult can help readers to choose more age appropriate books.But I have noticed on some web sites that in the teen/Ya catagory the book has an age range next to it or age+.
    As a writer I am almost finished with my first novel and I am not really sure where it fits. Maybe new adult since my mc is in her early twenties but it could be appropriate for a 15yr old to read.
    Great question!

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  15. I love them all. I just love to read a really good book..Thanks for a Great Giveaway..

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  16. I don't really pay attention to the categories of books. If I like the blurb, I'll get it. If not, I won't. It makes no difference to me whether it is YA, New Adult, or Adult.

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  17. I'm not crazy about the new adult thing. It just bugs me for some reason that I haven't nailed down yet.

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  18. I don't choose my books according to certain ratings like that but I guess for some people, it really helps narrow their choices.
    abrennan09@hotmail.com

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  19. Yes it gives me a chance to read something YA with older teen love and it gives the parents a chance to know what their kid is reading so they don't complain.

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  20. Yes I love it. It helps me know what I can let my daughter read.

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  21. I think I makes it easier for parents to judge what to let hteir younger kids read. I started reading young adult books when I was about 10, my mum would have been horrified if they had had sex in them! At least if we buy something new adult, we're forwarned about what we're going to get! :)

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  22. Yes, I like it. It's nice having the extra clarification to make it even more distinct as to what age a book is geared towards.

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  23. Yes I think it will help those out looking for books to read that is geared toward more adult matter.

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  24. yes i like it I think its great and there are so many good books coming out in that genre
    Thanks for the giveaway : )

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  25. My initial reaction to a book is the cover. If the cover catches my eye and intrigues me I am more apt to read it. The ratings on books are nice, but I don't necessarily follow them. The classifications help to determine if a book is age appropriate for my kids but I often read a book first and tell them whether or not they should read it.

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  26. It has a nice ring to it. Thank you for the giveaway!! =D

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  27. Huh, I've never heard that before, but it has a nice kind of ring to it! Thanks for the great giveaway! The book looks AWESOME!! I read books about Light and Dark Faeries before, but never about Light and Dark Elves!
    Ashley A
    ash_app@hotmail.com

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  28. I kinda like it, because I'm in that age range... Hahaha. But still, I love YA's. Thanks for this giveaway! xoxo

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  29. Sorry to show my ignorance but haven't heard the term yet. YA is fine for me.

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  30. I've never heard of that. LOL so I guess I don't really have an opinion on it. I've never really judged a book on what "age" range it should be under. i just read it cause it sounds good. :) Thanks!
    -Amber

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  31. Yes. It's a nice differential between the junior high-ish books and things that are a bit more mature. "Young adult" is too big of a range, in my opinion.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  32. i'm not too bothered either way. I've seen the same book classified differently at different sites; is everyone just as confused as me with the multiple classifications? =)

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  33. I don't really think it's that necessary. The classification does not seem to be consistent for one.

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  34. It doesn't matter for me - doesn't really affect my choices. A little much though - it's getting so technical and specific.
    coreybrennan26@hotmail.com

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  35. its alright i think the younger readers like it i know my son dose
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

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  36. Yes, I do, as sometimes the YA is just too immature for me, but then so many adult books are too, lets say erotica like, Yuck, and the New adult is just right, I know its Safe from the uncomfortable book porn that I do not always know is in books, but not as immature as the YA is at times. SO to me, a perfect blend of the two, and I don't get any nasty surprises in the sexual area, lol.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  37. This looks like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  38. I dont mind it either way. Thx for the great hop stop.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

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  39. I read everything but I love the new Adult that seems to be gaining popularity. It is more edgy and I often hate when a book is just getting good in the romance department and ends which many YA books seem to do. I love Quinn Loftis and would love this one. I haven't gotten it yet.

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  40. Personally, I don't see why a new name for the genre was needed. We already had a genre called "Mature YA".

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  41. "Young Adult" is a very wide classification covering books from middle school level almost through college. It's nice to have a little bit of clarification for the genre.

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  42. I think it's OK. It does not really matter for me, the classification of age has never been the most important thing for me when I am picking books to read.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  43. i'm indifferent to the name... seems ok to me

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  44. It's my new favorite genre! I love it because it reads like YA, but it doesn't have to tiptoe around some issues that might be a bad influence for those under 18. It's also steamy without getting too detailed.

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  45. It's fine with me I usually just read a book if it sounds good.

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  46. I don't like that classification because I associate "adult" with pornography! lol Confusing! =)

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  47. I love it :) I love YA and I love my more adult books and I feel like New Adult gives me something a little more inbetween

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  48. Yes I like this classification since it makes it easier to see which age group the book is targeted for. Thanks for the givaway

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  49. I don't mind it. It gives an inbetween feel of both YA and Adult for those who are looking for those kind of reads.

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  50. It doesn't matter to me as long as the book sounds good.

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  51. Yes, authors that used to write under the YA genre can now write New Adult and the teens won't have to worry about reading things they don't quite want to yet.

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  52. Any classification that enables me as a reader to better determine
    whether the books are suitable for my YAs is a plus

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