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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

3 ARC Book Giveaway of Legacy by Cayla Kluver!

Yay! Another giveaway! If you guys haven't noticed by my review, I'm in love with this book and I'm so happy that Cayla and her marketing agent Natalie are sharing 3 ARC books with all of you!

Here's the summary for those of you who aren't familiar with the book: An award-winning YA fantasy debut, 16-year-old novelist Cayla Kluver brings a magical touch to an unrelentingly suspenseful coming-of-age tale. Duty-bound to wed her father’s choice in successor to the throne, Princess Alera of Hytanica believes that she is being forced into the worst of all possible fates—a marriage to the arrogant and hot-tempered suitor, Steldor. When a mysterious boy from enemy Cokyri appears bearing secrets and an entirely different view of what's appropriate behavior for a young lady, Alera learns that her private desires threaten to destroy the kingdom. When Narian’s shocking past comes to light, Alera finds herself in a shadowy world of palace intrigue and ancient blood feuds, facing an uncertain future with dwindling options—and must learn to decide between right and wrong all alone. Marked by witty, rapid-fire dialogue and dramatic complexity that belie the writer’s age, Legacy brings a fresh, new sensibility to age-old questions of duty and inheritance and to a young heroine’s quest to find her true voice.



+1 Answer question + your e-mail address: If you were a prince or a princess and your duty was to marry a person that your father wanted, what would you do? Would you fulfill your responsibility or follow your heart? [You must answer this question to be entered]
+2 Become a follower
+3 If you're already a follower [I love ya all!]
+1 Twitter about contest [
Please add link]
Announce the contest on your blog post or sidebar [Please add link]
+3 Any other type of promoting [Please add links]

-Contest is open for US only.
-Their will be 3 different winners.
-Deadline: August 30, 2009, winner will be announced on August 31, 2009.



Barb Davis said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I am also a follower.

Unknown said...

+1 I would do my best to get out of the marriage... and look into some sort of poison just in case the guy got abusive...;)
+3 I am already a follower.
layersofthought at gmail dot com

Shoshana said...

+1: It all depends on whether I like my father's choice. Otherwise, I'll probably say 'No' and won't budge.

+2: I'm following.

+1: Twitting...should show up as a links to this post. @thisbookforfree

+3: You'll see it in my sidebar.

Emily said...

Cool contest :)

+1 I would marry the guy but I wouldn't give him my heart unless he earned it
+3 I'm already a follower
+3 You're on my blog sidebar (



Zombie Girrrl said...

+1. I'd be stubborn and resentful about it and probably wouldn't go along even if I liked the guy, but I'd feel bad about it later if something bad to our family because of me.
+3. I already follow.
+3 You're on my sidebar here.
zombiegirrrl21 at aol dot com

Bingo said...

+1 Being a nice Greek girl, I would be expected to marry the husband my parents picked BUT then again I married the man I fell in love with in real life so why change now?

+3 a follower

Thanks for the chance to win!

Liz said...

+1 Im following my heart!! Unless I love the guy my parents chose AND he loved me back.
+3 Im a follower

Orchid said...

+1) No, I don’t think I could marry a guy that was picked for me.

+3) I follow your blog.

+3) putting link on my sidebar. :)

hauntingorchid (at) aol (dot)com


at that age, i probably would have. i don't think i found my own real independence until some time in college.
spvaughan yahoo

Unknown said...

I would follow my heart and run away.


Unknown said...

New follower


Unknown said...



i am a new follower.


spvaughan yahoo

Unknown said...

Shared on Myspace


Unknown said...

Shared on Facebook


River_Naiad said...

Please enter me. Here's my answer: I don't know if I could trust my Dad to pick the right guy because any guy can look great on the outside and be a whole different person on the inside. And it depends completely on this guy's character and how we'd get along. If we were total opposites and couldn't stand each other then I wouldn't even think of marrying him.

Sorry I don't Twitter, but I will advertise whenever I can. :)

Libby's Library said...

+1 I'm such a mamby bamby, so here goes... I would trust my father, because he would only ask me to do something like this, if it were in the best interests of the people in his realm.

+2 I became a follower.

Thanks for such a great giveaway!


Peter said...

It looks like a good book but I'm not a U.S resident.

Anonymous said...

If I were forced to marry someone my father wanted, I would kill him off, then promptly follow my heart and find someone I was truly in love with! :)

I'm also a follower.


Kristen said...

I would most likely, if the circumstances weren't terrible, stay and do my duty. If he was a brute or a fiend, I would run away or run him through - or have him run through so I can marry my true love (I know.. I'm a horrible person).
+3 If you're already a follower [I love ya all!]
+1 Twitter about contest
+3 Announced the contest on my blog post or sidebar

Yay for contests! :)

Chloe said...

+1 I would probably find some way to follow my heart while still pleasing my family, if possible. Love should triumph in the end :)

+2 Became a follower

+1 Twittered about the contest:


Leslie said...

+1 leslie-lv at hotmail dot com
Of i were a princess and i had to marry a person my father wanted me to, i would just try and work it out just for the sake of pleasing him, but if it isn't then i would follow my heart.
+2 Became a follower
+1 Twitted about contest:
+3 Announced on my new giveaway alert blog:

Manda.Jane said...

I would probably leave behind the life of a princess and run away with a stable boy in a rush of rebellion.
I'm a follower.
I shall blog about you and your lovely giveaway!
So thats.... 7
mandy_chicka14 (at)hotmail (dot) com

Aimee said...

I'm actually married to a guy my dad introduced me to, so yes, I'd marry the guy my father picked out.

Anonymous said...

I've been wanting to read this book! Thanks for holding a giveaway for it!

+1 Well, if my father shows good taste in picking out a husband for me, then yes. Otherwise...I'd have to really think about it. If the guy turned out to be horrible, probably no. My e-mail is lady(dot)dashti(at)gmail(dot)com.

+2 I just became follower--I really like your blog!

+1 I twittered about the contest at (it's set on private, though).

+3 I linked to this post on my blogs at and Also, I put a link on my Facebook (it's set on private, but if you need the link, I can send you the URL of my profile if you'd like).

K. Cleaver said...

I would follow my heart.

jemscout425 said...

i would love to say follow my heart, but if i were to been raised in a royal manner, i'm pretty sure i'd full fill my duty and marry who was chosen for me

jemscout425 said...


The Obsessive Reader said...

I would follow my heart. What's the point in living if you can't enjoy and love life. Please enter me. I'm already a follower.

Nickolay said...

I would have to follow my heart, unless it meant I was gonna loose my chance at the throne


Nickolay said...

I am a follower



Sue said...

I was always one to do my duty, so I probably would have married him.
Thanks for the giveaway.

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

mrsshukra said...

Please count me in!

+1 As a rebel, I would follow my heart.
+2 New follower!


Cecelia said...

+1 Well, if it was my duty (and assuming I had no one else in mind), then I'd probably marry the guy dad is endorsing. I've been programmed to obey, what can I say?
+2 I started following on Blogger.
+3 I'm posting this on my sidebar here.



Mozi Esme said...

Sad to say, I would probably obey my father... I'm duty driven like that.

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Captain Becks said...

It would depend on so many factors, such as if i like princes that my father doesn't, if my father has good taste, if i'm aging and desperate for marriage! I'd most likely comply because i'm not good with conflict.

Sarah Z said...

I would have to follow my heart!
believedreamcourage (at)

D Q said...

I would have to follow my heart. If I didn't none of us would be happy.

Drew said...

I think I'm the first prince to answer this question, lol. If the father I have now were the king - sensible considering I am the prince - I would trust him the choose a girl who would be a good queen for the kingdom. But, as a hopeless romantic, I could not be able to just go along with his wishes. I believe in marriages of the heart, not the state. I would have to truly care for the girl to marry her. Sorry, responsibility, heart wins this one.

Shawna L. said...

Shawna Lewis

+1 True love is so hard to come by these days so I would follow my heart!!!!

+3 I am already a follower

+1 I twittered at

+3 I put it on my facebook page for all my followers

Sherrie said...

Sounds like an intriguing book! Please enter me in the drawing. I think I would have to follow my heart and marry the man I love.

I posted to Twitter.

I am also following you and I have put a link back to this page on my sidebar.

A View of My Life

booksrmysoul said...

blair lewis

I follow you on your blog

booksrmysoul said...

blair lewis

I twetted about this giveaway

booksrmysoul said...

blair lewis

I follow you on twitter booksrmysoul

Marie said...

I would probably try to find a way to get out of it :-)

I am a new follower.

Alyssa V said...

1}Okay knowing my father he would completely pick the biggest ninny in the world for my husband. Requirements For Husband:six pack, sense of humor, and a not so crazy mother-in-law(steldor is out). But knowing myself I would marry the man and run off with a general's son just to spite my dad. +

2}Biggest fan ever!!!!!

Please Enter Me I Love This book and Want to Get My Friends in on it!!!

Rachael Stein said...

If I were royalty forced into an arranged marriage, I would probably go along for appearances but then have another guy on the side. If I really didn't like my new husband, I'd arrange an "accident" for him.


Candie L said...

I would follow my heart. Thank you


Candie L said...

I am also a follower. Thank you


Paradox said...

+1 Answer question + your e-mail address: If you were a prince or a princess and your duty was to marry a person that your father wanted, what would you do? Would you fulfill your responsibility or follow your heart? - I would follow my heart!!!
+3 If you're already a follower [I love ya all!]
+1 Twitter about contest:

paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

Valarie said...

If i were a prince being forced to marry a princess, firstly i would ask what the princess's feelings were about the marriage, i would never force her to do something unwillingly. I would honor her opinion and try to see things from her perspective; secondly, i would do what was best for the kingdom, if i felt incapable of being king, i would give the princess a chance to marry someone she loves and someone who has a better head for the crown.
If i were a princess being forced to marry a prince that i didn't know/ love, i would try to find qualities that would be for the betterment of me and my kingdom. If he proves he could be a successful king, wisdom should, in time, make him wise and tolerable as a husband. If there was but a single flaw in his perception of duty, i would pin point this weakness and bring him down. Essentially, i would follow my a dutiful way.
I am currently Following you.
I posted a journal on deviantArt for all to see.
(please feel free to read it)
I also posted comments on numerous accounts on devArt directing them to my journal and Cayla's website.
Im so excited about this contest!

Ren @ All By Myshelf said...

I don't think I would marry someone just because my father wanted me to. I mean, that's the rest of my life we're talking about! I wouldn't do it.

+2 new follower
+3 linked on my side at

Rachel S said...

If you were a prince or a princess and your duty was to marry a person that your father wanted, what would you do? Would you fulfill your responsibility or follow your heart?

+1 my e-mail address is rsimon at

If I were a princess and my duty was to marry a person my father wanted, I would marry the man my father wanted me to. Although right now I would say follow my heart, at the time of Ms. Kluver's novel that would not be the case. Women and young girls would have to follow the advice and instruction of their father. Thus, I would marry the man. If the husband-to-be was not very kind, I would try my hardest to stay with him and endure the marriage.

+1 I talked about this contest on Twitter. You can see it here:

Best of luck choosing a winner!

Rachel S

DG said...

follow my heart because I'm a romantic like that


D Swizzle said...

+1 I would follow my heart---duh!
+2 Become a follower
+3 Announce the contest on your blog post or sidebar

Hailey said...

I would follow my heart!

+3 I already follow you.


Alyssa Kirk said...

In a perfect world I'd love the guy I was supposed to marry but bottom line is I'd follow my heart!

+1 Answered question and email is
+3 Already follower
+1 Twitter link at teensrandw
+3 put in sidebar link
Total is +8. Yay!

Thanks for the contest!

Anonymous said...

I would follow my heart. Books look great, please enter me.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Unknown said...

+1 If possible, I would follow my heart.

+2 a follower

+3 added to sidebar


Sara said...

Thanks for the contest!

I would follow my heart - I'm not big on being told what to do.

+1 question
+2 new follower
+1 tweeted (not sure how to link, but @thehidingspot)
+3 sidebar @

7 total

Anonymous said...

It depends on the circumstances. If it was just a "normal" arranged marriage, with no major benefits or war-aversion plan, then I'd have to follow my heart. But if it was important enough to join together two rival kingdoms to avoid war or face a major conflict, I would feel obligated to fulfill my responsibilities to my kingdom.

heatherzilla said...

I would follow my heart.

Katie said...

I would have to follow my heart. No questions about.

+2 new follower

Krista said...

+1 Follow my heart!
+3 already a follower
+3 contest on my sidebar


Cate said...

+1 To be honest, I would never marry anyone that i didn't love- not matter if the king told me to.

+2 became a follower

+3 link on sidebar

Anonymous said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Unless my father or family would be hurt or impoverished, etc by my actions, I would definitely disobey and follow my own heart's choice.

Belladonna1975 said...

I have always been a person to follow my heart!

Thanks for entering me

I would love to win this book!


Marie (MUM) said...

Oh wow, I really want to read this!

+1 I'd follow my heart no matter what.

+2 new follower


~The Book Pixie said...

This book sounds really good! Count me in.

+1 Forget dear old daddy. I would follow my heart. However, it would be great if the man my father wanted me to marry was the one I was in love with. lol. But in the end my heart would win.

+3 Already follower

+1 Tweeted:

+3 Posted here:

~Briana :D

mindy said...

definitely my heart thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

Gaby317 said...

Hard question! I would likely force myself to marry and the whole time try to think of a way to protect myself and an eventual out. I guess that no divorce would be granted, but there must be ways to be married but give each other space and separate private lives

+2 follower
+1 answered question
+3 posted on sidebar

gaby317nyc at gmail dot com

Sarah Z said...

I would have to follow my heart!
believedreamcourage (at)

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

Hands down - I would follow my heart! But of course I would try to make it all work in the end.

+1 answer
+2 followed on here Jill at The O.W.L. Blog
+1 Twitter

foltzsfantasticbooks AT gmail DOT com

Paradox said...

I want to add this onto my entry:

+3 I linked to the contest on my sidebar:

paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

booksrmysoul said...

Blair w

I forgot to ans the question

I would follow my heart for a lifetime of love is better then a lifetime without!!!

Tiffany819 said...

i would do my responsibility and marry who my father wanted me to. In the end though I would follow my heart. :) Thank you for the giveaway!

tiffanys819 at gmail dot com

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