Friday, October 1, 2010


Finally!!! The rats have arrived!!! In honor of their arrival, I'm giving out 2 signed copies of NIGHTSHADE CITY! One here and one on the PROJECT MAYHEM blog! So, you have 2 brilliant chances to win! To enter, follow each blog if you don't already and leave a comment telling me your favorite book of all time!!! That's it!! Contest ends at midnight tonight!
I love you guys and thanks so much for
your support!!! I can finally relax now--NOT!!! ;)
xoxo -- Hilary


  1. favorite book ever? heck that is one hard choice.
    I would say it's a tie between The Stand and The Mists of Avalon.


  2. Yay for giveaways! But it is so hard to choose a favorite book. Today, I'll say "The Count of Monte Cristo" (unabridged) by Alexandre Dumas.

    Talk about intricate plotting! And to think he wrote it as a serial story. Despite the 1000+ pages, I couldn't stop reading.

  3. I (now) follow both blogs, Hilary! And I would love to win a copy of Nightshade City, as then I could spread the love in London when reading on the tube, haha!

    But gosh, you drive a hard bargain. My favourite book of all time? Like, ever? I find it hard to work out my favourite book of the month! But since it is you, and since I'd like to win, I wil say that my favourite book of all time today is Agatha Christie's 'Postern of Fate'. ;)

  4. Favorite book of all time and I'm entered? Awesome!

    Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" will probably be my favorite until I move on from this great big rock.

    My "first" favorite book was "Tom Sawyer." I read that in third grade and it stayed my favorite until "The Hobbit" when I was in sixth grade.

    "Of Mice and Men" took over "The Hobbit" when I was a sophomore in high school.

    I can't remember exactly when I read "On the Road" -- shortly after college? -- but I loved it immediately. Such a great read. That's one I can pick up and re-read time and time again.

    (Colson Whitehead's "The Intuitionist" and "Sag Harbor" are not far behind, though. That dude can write one heckuva novel. Easily my favorite contemporary author.)

  5. Favorite book of all time --- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. That first line is a grabber!

  6. I'll stick with what I said over at Project Mayhem- Danny, the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl. I could just crawl into that book and take a nap :)

  7. Congratulations, Hilary!! You made it!!! So happy for you.

  8. Congrats! You must be so excited! Finally, it's on shelves. Can't wait to see how it does.

    And I think it's impossible to narrow down my favorite book of all time! Impossible. I can't do it. Though recently, I read Crank and absolutely loved it.

  9. Favorite of all time? That's really hard...but I would say probably Fahrenheit 451. I read it for the first time in 9th grade. It was with that book, and more importantly that English teacher, that told me I was not only good at reading, but great at it - and not to believe what some elementary teacher had said when I was assigned to the slow reading groups. With the class report I did on Mr. Bradbury's story, I started the love affair with reading that has not slowed since. WHEN my story is published, Mr. Hauser gets the very first copy...even over me.
    Hils, if I win, I'm giving Nightshade away! October is Birthday month, and my best friend needs her own copy!!


  10. Gotta say LOTR. But I can't wait to read Nightshade City!

  11. Thanks Hilary!
    I posted one and two on project mayhem. So let's go for number three, Gentle Ben (about a bear). What can I say I loved reading about fuzzy animals when I was a kid and those stories have stuck with me. Reading about rats will be a treat!

  12. I've already got my copy, and I intend to read it as soon as I can steal it from my daughter, but I would love a signed version for the bookshelf! My favorite book of all time is the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Fellowship of the Ring if I have to pick only one.

    Today's guest blogger in Christina Lee!

  13. Congrats and happy birthday! Picking ONE favorite book of all time is hard. Probably Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis. I remember bawling my eyes out and absolutely loving that book :)

  14. Judith!

    Already a follower!

    Lolita by Nabokov!

    pickmepickme :)

  15. Congrats, Hilary!!
    Hard to pick fave book! I have many: The Outsiders, A Time to Kill, The Dirt, HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Hunger Games...

  16. Favorite book ever? Easy! Adventures in Fern Hollow. A really OLD out of print book based off the Wind in the Willows characters.

    LOVE that book!!!

  17. Okay, now I'll pick a different book this time. Let's see. Favorite book, favorite book. The Harry Potter series, and no, don't make me pick one from them. I love them all. *laughs*

    By the way, rats rock! *grins*

  18. I am so excited for you! That is so awesome. I'm already half way though, but if you want to send me a signed copy, i know my niece would be thriled. This book is so great, but my darned book club has me ensnared in the really long book that I have to finish by Monday. Otherwise I'd be done already.

  19. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!

    I follow your blog and my favorite book would have to be A Voice In The Wind by Francine Rivers. That whole series is amazing.

  20. CONGRATULATIONS, Hilary!!! SO happy for you! I've been following you for quite awhile, but not *officially*. Can't wait to read your book, too! Here's a hug and cake for your celebration! Enjoy the ride - and yeah, you've only just begun. It's been wild and crazy for me since my book launch this summer.

    Almost forgot: Favorite book as a kid: The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge.

  21. Congrats on the release! I think my fave would have to be either Anne of GG or The Hobbit :)

  22. Anonymous10/01/2010

    Congrats, Hilary--happy book birthday!!!!

    My favorite book...hmmm, there are so many, but I must say I thoroughly enjoyed The Razor's Edge by Somerset Maugham. ;)

  23. I follow both blogs. Jane Eyre is my favorite. bkhabel at gmail dot com

  24. CONGRATULATIONS! -grins- That's SO exciting.
    I follow your blog; and as for favorite book ever, probably Ender's Game.
    -hands you shiny trophy for the occasion-
    (Even though it was yesterday. Ahem.)


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