Tuesday, September 20, 2011

PAYA Giveaway, Week 1: Witch Eyes - Winner Announced

Update: And the winner, as selected by my dog Hope, is...Erinberry! Congratulations! I'll be in touch via e-mail.

Thanks to everyone who entered. Stay tuned, because tomorrow I'll be posting another PAYA-related giveaway.

And as for what I'd name my not-at-all-haunted, I-swear-there's-nothing-strange town, here are some of my ideas:

-Last Chance

-Bleak Pines


I'd suggest Silent Hill but that was already taken.


I've been waiting for Scott Tracey's Witch Eyes to come out for a long time. How long? I first heard about the book ten months ago. I went to Good Reads, saw lots of great reviews, and knew I had to run out to the store to get it. Except no one had ever heard of Witch Eyes. People looked at me like I was crazy. I was all, "No, I saw reviews for it, it must be out." Lesson learned. Just because a book has reviews on Good Reads doesn't mean it's out.

But now you get a chance to win a signed copy. Besides being a fun read, Witch Eyes is a natural hellhound repellant and an excellent source of Vitamin C. In addition, did you know that Scott Tracey's tweets are insured for $10,000 and that he does car commercials in Japan while speaking Norwegian? Bet you didn't.

Book Summary:

Braden’s witch eyes give him an enormous power. A mere look causes a kaleidoscopic explosion of emotions, memories, darkness, and magic. But this rare gift is also his biggest curse.

Compelled to learn about his shadowed past and the family he never knew, Braden is drawn to the city of Belle Dam, where he is soon caught between two feuding witch dynasties. Sworn rivals Catherine Lansing and Jason Thorpe will use anything—lies, manipulation, illusion, and even murder—to seize control of Braden’s powers. To stop an ancient evil from destroying the town, Braden must master his gift.

How to Enter:

1. Respond to this post and you'll automatically be entered into the contest. The winner will be chosen at random.

2. For extra credit (and one extra contest entry), please answer the following question: Witch Eyes takes place in the ominously-named town of Belle Dam. If you were writing a novel, what ominous name would you pick for your town? If you need any help, here's a helpful post Scott wrote on naming your fake town.

3. If you're my little brother, you can't enter.

4. You must follow my blog. You're also more than welcome to follow me on Twitter (@LiteraryMouse), but you're not required to. But it would make me happy.

5. Deadline to enter is Tuesday, September 27, at 9pm EST.

6. The contest is open to everybody, US and International.

If you have any questions about contest rules, please leave them in the comments!


  1. Thank you for the giveaway.
    If I were making up a city I would call it Hell's Junction.

    I'm a GFC follower as sablelexi.

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

  2. I'd love to read this. Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC name: Erinberry

    erinberry12 at charter dot net

  3. Great giveaway.
    I would name my town Boca de Loba.

    GFC: Spav


  4. I'm dying to read this!!

    Welcome to my town, Sunny. Where it's always sunshine and butterflies. No lie. ::cue creepy music::

    sophiathewriter at gmail

  5. I'd love to read this.

    GFC: Geek Girl

    My town would be called Westerleigh. Because I had a creepy dream where something creepy was in the western field.

    gkgrlbk at gmail dot com

  6. Yay giveaway! Andrea sent me over here.

    I follow your blog AND twitter muwahaha. I stalk you.

    My creepy town wood be called Arden's Gorge


  7. count me in! would love to read this! :)

    following via GFC. :)

    -Len of Musings of a Reader Happy