Sunday 24 June 2012

Giveaway- The Lure of Shapinsay by Krista Holle

Ever since Kait Swanney could remember, the old crones of the village have been warning her to stay away from the selkies. They claim that like sirens of old, the seal men creep from the inky waters, shed their skins, and entice women to their deaths beneath the North Sea. But avoiding an encounter becomes impossible when Kait is spotted at the water’s edge, moments after the murder of a half-selkie infant.
Unexpectedly, Kait is awoken by a beautiful, selkie man seeking revenge. After she declares her innocence, the intruder darts into the night, but not before inadvertently bewitching her with an overpowering lure.
Kait obsesses over a reunion deep beneath the bay and risks her own life to be reunited with her selkie. But when she lands the dangerous lover, the chaos that follows leaves Kait little time to wonder—is it love setting her on fire or has she simply been lured?

It's certainly something different! Selkies really aren't seen that often (well, not at all really) in YA fiction...

Krista is giving away a copy, a tee-shirt, a bookmark and a bookplate. It's international, and Krista recommends that it's entered by those 15+.

To enter, you need:
An address to send the prize to.
To comment on this post leaving a broken email address, such as deathbooksandtea at gmail dot com
Earn 1x extra entry by answering in your comment "What other little-seen creatures would you like to see in mythology?"
Earn 1x extra entry by spreading the word somehow and leaving a link.
The giveaway ends 8 July 2012

Good luck!


  1. alimartin0123 at gmail dot com

    I would love to see more centaurs!

  2. beth6325 at yahoo dot com

  3. Thanks for the great giveaway. I've been dying to read this book and the swag looks awesome too! :D

    stephanie dot verhaegen at hotmail dot com

    +1 I would love to see some books about ancient egyptian gods. And unicorns!

    +1 Tweet:


    Stephanie @ Bookfever

  4. therearenoregrets at hotmail dot com
    elves, werewolves and zombies, perhaps pagan gods

  5. etshibangu at aol dot com

    I like unicorns, elves, goblins, werewolves, and faeries! :)

  6. It is good to see selkies getting more press time. Would be interested in druids, pagan gods, and less vampires - love'em but they're done past crispy!

    Also, entering in hopes of reading the book and share it & all the swag with my 17 yr old niece. Fun swapping books with her, introducing her to old favs and discovering new finds like this book.


  7. I love that selkies are used. I'd like to see more books with sirens and/or banshees. People don't talk about banshees anymore.

    booklovingfool at gmail dot com

  8. I remember YEARS ago seeing a TV film about selkies set in Ireland - it was really good - but they are so often overlooked in favor of mermaids etc which is a real shame.

    I would love to see more of Medusa in fiction ( I think there is a making of a pretty epic romance with her as the main character)or brownies, I love Thimbletack from the Spiderwick books :)

    I tweeted about the giveaway here -


    Thank you :)

  9. Thanks for the giveaway! I would really love to read this book. It's exciting to see selkies in books these days, even if it's only a few, and also mermaids. Love them.

    email: hmbryan(at)alumni(dot)duke(dot)edu

    +1: I think what I'd like to see more of would be druids, as someone else mentioned, and I love stuff about elves :) Also fairies, but NOT the Disney version - rather those devious ones who kidnap human babies and leave changelings in their place!

    +1: tweeted about the giveaway at



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