Friday, December 2, 2011

Daily Dose Holiday Giveaway: Harry! The Herald Angel Sings!

ETA: This giveaway is now closed. Winning nomination: Jagx101

Can it really be nearly twelve years since the first Harry Dresden novel was released?  Storm Front was such an amazingly fresh and fun take on wizards, urban fantasy and trying to get the job done when you have people waiting for you to fail, literally on every side.  Written by Jim Butcher, Dresden was different.  He was part hero, part goof, part badass and part boy next door (if you lived next door to a dragon), but he was also the son of a magician and he had loved his dad and his life until the moment his father died and he got stuck with his Uncle Justin.

With so many books in the Harry Dresden series, it's hard to remember those first days of loving it before the rich tapestry of characters and world took on a life of their own.  But as a part of our Daily Dose Holiday Giveaway, we're inviting you to take a step back in time to these earlier days with a signed copy of Jim Butcher's second Harry Dresden novel: Fool Moon.

Fool Moon

Business has been slow. Okay, business has been dead. And not even of the undead variety. You would think Chicago would have a little more action for the only professional wizard in the phone book. But lately, Harry Dresden hasn’t been able to dredge up any kind of work — magical or mundane.

But just when it looks like he can’t afford his next meal, a murder comes along that requires his particular brand of supernatural expertise.
A brutally mutilated corpse. Strange-looking paw prints. A full moon. Take three guesses — and the first two don’t count…
Don't miss out on this great opportunity to introduce someone you love to the wonderful world of Harry Dresden. 

Holiday Giveaway Rules

Don't forget the rules.  For a chance to win: 

1. Nominate the person you want to send that day’s gift to and a short reason as to why.
2. For an extra entry, spread the word about this giveaway: Blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. - leave a link in the comments.
3. Leave your email with your comment ONLY IF it is NOT part of your profile.
4. This giveaway is open to everyone for nominations, however you cannot enter yourself.
5. You may only win one gift to send.
6. Giveaways begin November 25 and run through December 16.

Remember all giveaways are open for 72 hours!  

Keep up with Jim Butcher via his website and save the date for the next Dresden release!

Fun little anecdote: Meeting Jim years ago at convention in Maryland just after I'd finished the draft of my first book inspired me to keep writing. He hosted this fabulous little meet and greet where we were talking books, writing (and Harry).  There were just a few people in the room, but he took his time with everyone and told us the story of his first few books and how they never came out of a drawer, but he never gave up and kept right on trying.  I've never forgotten that moment, helped me become the writer I am today, because I never gave up and I kept right on trying, so thanks Jim.

Now get nominating folks!


  1. My brother would love FOOL MOON. He enjoys the odd mutilated corpse or two.


  2. I would like to nominate my friend Chloe for this because I'd love to broaden her horizon in the Urban Fantasy genre! :)

  3. My husband has read every last one of the Dresden files and would love this one autographed.

  4. My wife is the biggest fan of the Harry Dresden books and an autographed copy of fool moon would delight her.

  5. I would nominate my brother to win this title hoping it would jumpstart his love of reading once again Thank you. Lisa(gk)at(yahoo)dot(com)

  6. I nominate my brother-in-law for Fool Moon because Jack appreciates snarky, intelligent fun and adventure tales. I'm a dedicated Butcherite myself, and I'd love to treat Jack to a signed copy.
    ejchri at yahoo dot com

  7. Giveaway closed, winner to be announced shortly.

  8. Jagx101, your nomination has been drawn, we will be in touch shortly! Thank you everyone for nominating.

  9. My husband has just recently found these books and has fallen in love with them. This would make a great surprise. Thank you.

  10. I think my husband would enjoy reading this book very much. He has read several of your books in the past & is now reading CHANGES & seems to be enjoying it also. Thanks