April 13, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Win Free Copies of The Vespertine, The Springsweet & A Temptation of Angels!

“Do you know what I’ve missed since coming here? Books. I do miss reading novels, don’t you?”
-Zora, The Springsweet

Pretty much every writer started out as a reader; now that we’re writers, we can’t help but write about people who love books. Sometimes IN the books. It’s meta upon meta, but it makes perfect sense to us.

To celebrate books, Saundra Mitchell’s blog tour is all about sharing two great things that go great together: books + free. We’re working the historical connection today—there’s just something about corsets and magic that go great together.

Today, you can enter to win a copy A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS, and a signed set of Saundra’s THE VESPERTINE and THE SPRINGSWEET. All you have to do is comment in this entry, and leave an e-mail address where we can contact you. (US & Canadian residents only, please.)

And tell us about your favorite book, too. Growing a TBR pile is the best gardening there is!


A Companion to The Vespertine

by Saundra Mitchell

Hardcover & E-book
From Harcourt

“A lovely historical romance takes readers back to the 1890 Oklahoma territory. (T)he author conjures a convincing picture of life on the Oklahoma prairie, painting an absorbing portrait of the landscape and of the people there. A high-quality, absorbing drama.”

Kirkus Reviews, 02/01/12

It’s a long way from Baltimore to Oklahoma Territory. But Zora Stewart will go any distance to put the tragic events of her sixteenth summer behind her. So this city girl heads to the tiny frontier town of West Glory to help her young widowed aunt keep her homestead going.

When another Baltimorean shows up in West Glory, Zora couldn’t be more surprised. Theo de la Croix made the long trip out west hoping to court Zora, whom he has long admired from afar.
But Zora has developed an attraction to a rather less respectable fellow: Emerson Birch, a rough-mannered young “sooner” whose fertile land is coveted.

As Zora begins to suspect that there may be more than luck behind Emerson’s good land, she discovers an extraordinary, astonishing power of her own: the ability to sense water under the parched earth. When her aunt hires her out as a “springsweet” to advise other settlers where to dig their wells, Zora feels the burden of holding the key to something so essential to survival in this unforgiving land.

Even more, she finds herself longing for love the way the prairie thirsts for water. Maybe, in the wildness of the territories, Zora can finally move beyond simply surviving and start living.

is available at Indiebound |Amazon| Barnes & Noble

Saundra Mitchell has been a phone psychic, a car salesperson, a denture-deliverer and a layout waxer. She’s dodged trains, endured basic training, and hitchhiked from Montana to California. She teaches herself languages, raises children, and makes paper for fun. She’s the author of Shadowed Summer, The Vespertine, The Springsweet, and the forthcoming The Elementals and Mistwalker. She’s also the editor of the forthcoming YA anthology Defy the Dark. She always picks truth; dares are too easy.

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35 thoughts on “Win Free Copies of The Vespertine, The Springsweet & A Temptation of Angels!

  1. jessica cochrane says:

    I would love to win.if u did i would give temptation of angels to my sister in law because i already own one. But would love to have the other books. jessie.cochrane@yahoo.com

  2. Debbie Felker says:

    Thank you for having this contest! It would be so great to win. I have read Temptation of Angels and loved it and would love to add it and THE VESPERTINE and THE SPRINGSWEET to my collection too!! Thanks to all the great authors out there for writing such amazing stories!!!

  3. Books are my escape from reality, I love them.

  4. Jana says:

    I have so many favorite books, omfg. But right NOW my favorite book I would say is either Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan or Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins!!! =D

  5. Erica Bray says:

    These books sound amazing, and it would be awesome to win signed copies. I’m always looking for new books to read. As for one of my favorite books, I’d probably have to say A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray is one of my all time favorites.

  6. Breila says:

    My favorite book right now is The Lost Code, and I’m reading Starters and A Touch Mortal right now…

  7. Ann Rought says:

    My forever favorite is The Replacement, I love Mackie Doyle!

    I’ve been reading a lot of dystopian fic lately, and my favorite has to Across the Universe and A Million Suns.


  8. How fantastic is this? I’m game!! imakethegrade at gmail dot com

    I recommend the Tiger’s Curse saga by Colleen Houck to EVERYONE, so consider that my recommendation to you, too! 😉

  9. Erica Bray says:

    These books sound amazing! I’m always looking for something new to read. As for a favorite book, I’d have to go with A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray. It’s one of my all time favorites

  10. Georgette says:

    Well you’ve heard the heck out of the Hunger Games trilogy and likely Divergent also by Veronica Roth. Right now best books are Enclave by Ann Aguirre and The Demi-Monde by Rod Rees

  11. Serena M says:

    My favoutite book would have to be Holly Black, white cat. I feel the tag line for the book should be “the CON is on!”

  12. Danielle G says:

    I loved the vespertine but I would say anything in the mortal instruments series by Cassandra Clare is amazing. Also the fault in our stars by John green

  13. Zane Chen says:

    My favorite book currently, hmmm… this is a hard one… OH!!! Lightbulb moment! (Don’t you love those?! :D) It’ll be Clockwork Prince by Cassie Clare!

  14. alicia marie says:

    wow that’s tough to pick a favorite book, but if you haven’t read the uglies series by scott westerfeld I would definitely recommend that. very good : )
    and i’m ame1184 at gmail dot com

  15. Breanne says:

    I can never pick a favourite book, but the most recent book that I read and enjoyed was The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe.

  16. Crystal Campbell says:

    Oh, I have a lot of favorites but East by Edith Pattou is probably my top. This is a great giveaway, thank you for this chance to win.

  17. I have so many favorite books, it is hard to choose just one. I enjoyed reading Lone Star Legacy: Frontier Lady, Stoner’s Crossing,& Warrior’s Song by Judith Pella. I also love reading The PROPHECY OF THE SISTERS Books!!

  18. Jessica says:

    Oh!Oh!Pick me.Pick me. jessicamstanford at yahoo dot com

    My favorite book of all time is ‘Jane Eyre’. The book series that started my love of reading as a child was the ‘Anne of Green Gables’ series. But a recent favorite of mine is ‘Divergent’ by Veronica Roth. I also love anything paranormal. ‘Temptation of Angels’ is on my ebook wishlist.(Even before the contest, so I’m totally not sucking up. Well… maybe a little, but it doesn’t make it any less true. LOL:)

  19. Three books, and three awesome-looking books at that? What a cool giveaway!

    Favorite book is too hard…Favorite author, though, is Tamora Pierce <3 First book is Alanna the First Adventure.

    starving4books at gmail.com

  20. nurin says:

    Thanks so much for having this giveaway 🙂 My favorite book right now is The Fault in Our Stars 🙂

  21. Michelle Zink & Saundra Mitchell, I love you! Also: A Temptation of Angels is the best book title ever.

    xoxo, Ashley.

  22. Vivien says:

    Right now, I’m in love with Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard. Lovely work!!

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  23. Jessica Capelle says:

    Wonderful giveaway!

    I’m currently reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor which is becoming a favorite. It’s so beautifully written. Two series I really enjoy and recommend all the time to both male and female readers are the GONE series by Michael Grant and the CHAOS WALKING series by Patrick Ness. On the adult side, my favorite is The Eight by Katherine Neville. I read it over and over.

    jessicacapelle (at) gmail (dot) com

  24. maidenveil says:

    I recently fell in-love with Legend by Marie Lu. 🙂

  25. I have sooooo many that I love its impossible to pick because i love them all for differnet reasons

  26. I love so many books that identifying a favorite is very challenging. Some great reads: The Grimm Legacy, All of Harry Potter, Hunger Games, The Unwanted, Any Patricia Cornwell’s Scarpetta Series, the list goes on and an…

  27. Kay says:

    I love reading new books! We can completely escape from reality. If I’m being truthful, my favorite books right now are the Prophecy book! 🙂 Can’t wait to read Temptation.

  28. Kay Raman says:

    I absolutely love reading new books! It’s one of the easiest ways to escape into another world. Right now, I’m a huge fan of The Hunger Games Trilogy, Harry Potter, Prophecy (of course), a book called Listen!, and the Viola Series by Adriana Trigiani.

  29. Alicia says:

    This is hard, but my two current favorite books are Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi and Unravelling by Elizabeth Norris.


  30. Vivian says:

    I’d seriously love to add your book to my bookshelf! The other books sound cool too! Thanks for the giveaway Michelle!

  31. Laurel L. says:

    My favorite books I’ve read this year are definitely Under the Never Sky and Wanderlove. I’ve heard wonderful things about Saundra’s book The Vespertine (I’ve only read Shadowed Summer by her, and loved it), and your book, A Temptation of Angels (I’ve not read it yet, but I loved your Prophecy of the Sisters books!).

    Thanks for the chance to win!


  32. ferretvamp14 says:

    Wow! All these books are on my TBR list. I love your Prophecy of the Sisters series. Thanks for the giveaway!

  33. Alyssa Susanna says:

    Hurray for Saundra! I loveddddd The Vespertine, especially because of the fact that it was written with the setting in Baltimore, which is where i was born and raised and still live!!!
    Some of my favorite YA books are Obsidian (Jennifer Armentrout), Abandon (Meg Cabot), The Hunger Games series (Suzanne Collins), Graceling and Fire (Kristin Cashore), Article 5 (Kristen Simmons), Grave Mercy (Robin LaFevers), Die For Me (Amy Plum), Across the Universe series (Beth Revis), and of course, The Vespertine(Saundra!). But those are just a few. My TBR pile is pretty low right now, but A Temptation of Angels is on there!
    Thanks for hosting part of the tour and providing one of your books!!! 😀

    Alyssa Susanna

    EMAIL: lilleetleet@verizon.net

  34. Ashley D. says:

    I read The Fault in Our Stars back in January and it’s still my favorite book so far this year. It’s easily one of my all time favorites. 🙂


  35. Lily Sooklal says:

    My favorite book is The Naming by Alison Croggon. It’s beyond words. If you haven’t read it, you should! 🙂
    Thanks for being part of the tour!

    Lily Sooklal
    Email: lilypi@verizon.net

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