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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I have a favor to ask, please!

Hi guys! I'm going to ask a very special favor of 5(or more) of you. I am absolutely dying to read Maria Synder's book - Storm Glass - and I can get a signed copy of it from Maria, if five of you email her telling her that Krista from Life or Something Like It... chatted up her books with you.


Maria has this great referral program that anyone can participate in. You just have to talk to FIVE people about her books and then have them send an email to her saying you did. You get to pick one of her books and she'll send it to you signed! How cool is that?

Check it out on Maria's website.


Please, Let me know in a comment below if you're willing to do this for me! Thanks! And, if you haven't heard about her books, here's a little bit about them:


The Study Series - consists of Poison Study, Magic Study, and Fire Study.


Poison Study
From Publishers Weekly.
Shivers, obsession, sleepless nights—these are the results not of one of the milder poisons that novice food-taster Yelena must learn during her harrowing job training but of newcomer Snyder's riveting fantasy that unites the intelligent political focus of George R.R. Martin with a subtle yet potent romance. Through a stroke of luck, Yelena escapes execution in exchange for tasting the food of the Commander, ruler of Ixia. Though confined to a dank prison cell and doomed to a painful death, Yelena slowly blooms again, caught up in castle politics. But some people are too impatient to wait for poison to finish off Yelena. With the help of Valek, her steely-nerved, cool-eyed boss and the Commander's head of security, she soon discovers that she has a starring role to play in Ixia's future—a role that could lead to her being put to death as a budding magician even if she hits each cue perfectly. The first in a series, this is one of those rare books that will keep readers dreaming long after they've read it.



Magic Study
From Publishers Weekly.
Family betrayal, a power-mad serial killer and a potential diplomatic crisis threaten the independent-minded heroine of Snyder's fine sequel to Poison Study (2005). With the overthrow of the royal family of Ixia, 20-year-old Yelena Zaltana, who was kidnapped as a child by the evil magician Mogkan, is now free to return home to Sitia. Her reunion with the family she hasn't seen in 14 years palls when her brother spreads rumors she's actually a spy from Ixia. At the Magician's Citadel, where Yelena enrolls to hone her prodigious magical talents, her powers raise concern that she might be a rare, powerful Soulfinder. Then a string of ugly murders reveals the presence of a rogue magician in the area. As Yelena joins the hunt for the killer, complications grow with the arrival of a diplomatic mission from Ixia—including her lover, Valek, a notorious spy and assassin, sure to be executed if anyone sees through his disguise. Snyder's lively, charming mix of romance and fantasy is sure to gain her new fans.

Fire Study
From Publishers Weekly
Fans of high-spirited adventure, intrigue and romance will celebrate the third book (after 2007's Magic Study) in the saga of reluctant mage and diplomat Yelena Zaltana. The news that Yelena is a Soulfinder, able to manipulate the spirits of the dead and the living, hasn't made her popular with the inhabitants of Sitia's Magician's Keep, since the last Soulfinder turned people into mindless slaves. First Magician Roze Featherstone's hostility toward Yelena increases until the Sitian Council decides to send Yelena north as diplomatic liaison to the rival nation of Ixia. When Roze takes over the council, imprisoning her rivals and driving the nation to the brink of war with Ixia, Yelena is caught between her duties as liaison, her love for Ixian intelligence officer Valek and her fear of her own power, which she must embrace fully to defeat Roze and restore the council. Snyder delivers another excellent adventure, deftly balancing international and local hostilities against Yelena's personal struggles.Glass series: Storm Glass and Sea Glass
These next two books are from Maria's newest series.


Storm Glass
From Amazon.com:
As a glassmaker and a magician-in-training, Opal Cowen understands trial by fire. Now it's time to test her mettle. Someone has sabotaged the Stormdancer clan's glass orbs, killing their most powerful magicians. The Stormdancers—particularly the mysterious and mercurial Kade—require Opal's unique talents to prevent it happening again. But when the mission goes awry, Opal must tap in to a new kind of magic as stunningly potent as it is frightening. And the further she delves into the intrigue behind the glass and magic, the more distorted things appear. With lives hanging in the balance—including her own—Opal must control powers she hadn't known she possessed…powers that might lead to disaster beyond anything she's ever known.



Sea Glass
Student glass magician Opal Cowan's newfound ability to steal a magician's powers makes her too powerful. Ordered to house arrest by the Council, Opal dares defy them, traveling to the Moon Clan's lands in search of Ulrick, the man she thinks she loves. Thinks because she is sure another man now her prisoner has switched souls with Ulrick.In hostile territory, without proof or allies, Opal isn't sure whom to trust. She can't forget Kade, the handsome Stormdancer who doesn't want to let her get close. And now everyone is after Opal's special powers for their own deadly gain....



(Thank you so much, guys!)

29 Witty Remarks!:

Froggy said...

I will do it for you hun. I never heard of her before but her books look good! I might try the same thing..LOL! I will do it when i get back from getting my boys..i need to run out the door!! ( leaving window open to remember too..no worries!)

Hugs,
Froggy

Jessica (BookLover) said...

I'll send her an Email for you. I hope you get the book. It looks good!!

Blodeuedd said...

I'd love to help you :)
I will send her an email tomorrow

Melissa said...

Well, Krista - always there to help you when needed. The email is sent already. Good luck with getting the book. You have to let me know how good they are. I have seen this book and would like to get it in the future. I didn't realize the second one was out already, so I will have to get to them sometime here.

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

I'm emailing her right now just for you!! She sounds really good. The things you learn....!

Michelle

Jessica (BookLover) said...

Sent!

Crystal said...

I also sent an email. Enjoy your book!!!

Froggy said...

i sent the email as promised!

Lizzy said...

Well, it looks like people already sent the emails for you. I will say that I love her books, though. I haven't started her second series yet, but I need to. Plus, the covers are awesome!

Melissa said...

Well Krista, If you happen to end up with 2 books...I would always glaaadly take one off your hands. LOL!

Seems like we are all ready to help. That is a great bunch of people!

Ryan G said...

Look slike you got all the help you needed! I will be quicker on the draw next time :-)

logankstewart said...

I sent an email, Krista. Maybe she'll get so many that you'll get all her books autographed...

Froggy said...

wouldn't that be nice!! too bad it limit one per person!! :(

Krista said...

You guys are all Awesome! This is like the coolest thing ever! If I do get more then one copy...LOL...I'll have a giveaway! So cool of all of you, for real, thank you!

Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

This is awesome. I will do this for you. Maybe I can get a copy too.
Thanks!

Jenny said...

I didn't realize she has a new series too! I have been wanting to read the study series forever and have the first one on TBR. I need to move it up!!

Jessica (BookLover) said...

I have an award for you on my blog. :)
http://abookloversdiary.blogspot.com/2009/09/awards-superior-scribbler-and.html

bookmagic said...

Okay, sent an email but not sure if it went through. I think it did. Good luck!

Krista said...

Thank you so much everyone! You guys rock, and I'll be sure to let you know what Happens! Thanks!

J. Kaye said...

Consider it done! :)

Melissa said...

Krista,

Glad to see you got such a wonderful response on help here!

I also wanted to let you know I have an award waiting for you.

http://melissa-melsworld.blogspot.com/

thebookaddict said...

Sorry I missed out on helping! So behind on my blog reading :(

I'll catch you next time.

Happy reading!

Tara said...

I think if I sent an email at this point, she might think you are stalking her. :] Great post; I love this idea.

Jackie said...

Krista, I emailed Maria last night too. Maybe you'll get enough copies for a contest!?

I've tagged you here for ABC's : This Girl's Ever Expanding Library. Sorry if you've already done it and if not, have fun!

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

Well looks like you got this covered. Those look really goos, may have to try them out too ;)

Teddyree said...

Hope you get the book Krista :-)
I have to say these are fantastic books, I'm up to book 3 Fire Study, enjoy!!

Gregory Kirk said...

I'm happy to help you snag a book you'd love to read. I'll send of an email tonight!

Krista said...

J. Kaye, Thanks! You rock!

Bookaddict, no problem I know how it can be LOL!

Tara, yeah, I love this idea too!

Jackie, that would be the coolest thing if I got enough books to have a contest! Thanks two times...LOL!

Mel (He Followed Me Home), Thanks! Yeah, I loved the Study trilogy and I can't wait to read her new seires!

Teddyree, Thanks! I know I loved her study trilogy it was awesome! That's why I have to get this book, Storm Glass, and the covers are amazing!

Gregory Kirk, ah thanks! Your the coolest new follower!

You guys all rock and thanks again!

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

Krista, I'll help too! Let us know when you get the books. Hope they're awesome...the look good!