Saturday Giveaway (& Excerpt): The Taker by Alma Katsu

Courtesy of the lovely folks at Simon and Schuster, I’ve got one copy of The Taker, by Alma Katsu up for grabs! Also, follow this link to read an excerpt of the book, and be sure to check out out the giveaway details. Good luck!

About The Taker:
A young doctor at a county hospital in the northernmost corner of Maine, in below-freezing temperature, is on duty when the police bring in a young woman, who allegedly killed a man and left his body in the north woods. Luke, the doctor, is strangely drawn to her, as she pleads with him to help her escape. As she begins to tell him her story, she grabs a scalpel and slices herself deeply across the chest. As Luke watches in horrified amazement, the sides of the cut creep together and heal themselves. So begins her story—a love affair that began 200 years before, when a ten-year-old Lanore McIlvrae first declared her love to Jonathan St. Andrew, son of the man who founded the settlement in northern Maine. Lanore became pregnant by Jonathan, was sent off to Boston in disgrace to have her baby, and was abducted by a Hungarian count, who lived a life of unbridled sensuality. Having given her the gift of eternal life, the count tells his story, which began in 1346 Hungary, where he was the apprentice to an evil alchemist who seduced and murdered virgins. Now, nearly two centuries later, their paths have crossed again with unexpected consequences….

Blending the allure of immortality with the occult, The Taker sweeps readers along a historical journey—each time period and setting as rich as the last.

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  1. Thank you for the opportunity to win! I love this cover!

  2. The Taker sounds like a very intriguing story. I am looking forward to reading this trilogy. Thanks for a chance to win this story.

  3. Wow the Taker sounds very good. Can you imagine how the doctor reacted when she cut herself with the scalpel if that doesn’t make you take notice.

    Thanks for sharing the blurb and the contest.

    Teresa K.

  4. Sounds like something I would enjoy. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  5. Just became aware of this book and it’s my new “must have.” Thanks for having it on the blog!

  6. I would have bought/read this book just because of the cover alone! But the story blurb sold it for me! 🙂

  7. The cover is amazing and book sounds intriguing. Can’t wait to give this a try

  8. This is already on my list to read, but I’d so love to win a copy. Thanks for the giveaway!

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