Saturday, October 25, 2008

Blog Talk Radio Show and Giveaway

I am so excited to announce that Miriam from Hachette Book Group USA is hosting another BlogTalk Radio Show on Wedneday, October 29th at 1:00 p.m. EST. I had a terrific time participating in the last one with Michael Connelly, and I'm really looking forward to being part of this one too.

This time the radio show is with Kathleen Kent, author of THE HERETIC'S DAUGHTER. Here's a brief summary of the novel:

Martha Carrier was one of the first women to be accused, tried and hanged as a witch in Salem, Massachusetts. Like her mother, young Sarah Carrier is bright and willful, openly challenging the small, brutal world in which they live. Often at odds with one another, mother and daughter are forced to stand together against the escalating hysteria of the trials and the superstitious tyranny that led to the torture and imprisonment of more than 200 people accused of witchcraft. This is the story of Martha's courageous defiance and ultimate death, as told by the daughter who survived.

Kathleen Kent is a tenth generation descendent of Martha Carrier. She paints a haunting portrait, not just of Puritan New England, but also of one family's deep and abiding love in the face of fear and persecution. -- Hachette Book Group USA

I just started the book last night so I'd be "prepared" for the radio show; and I have to say that I'm really loving it. I'm having a hard time putting it down, so I know I'll be finished with it way before the radio show. You can call into the show at (646) 378-0040 or just listen online. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/stations/HachetteBookGroup/LittleBrown/2008/10/29/Interview-w-Kathleen-Kent-author-of-THE-HERETICS-DAUGHTER-a-novel-about-the-Salem-Witch-Trials

Even if you haven't read THE HERETIC'S DAUGHTER yet, I'm sure you will still thoroughly enjoy the radio show. I always think it's interesting to hear an author's perspective on their work. You can read a little more about Ms. Kent and her fascinating family history here. In addition, you can read an excerpt of the book or even watch this video.

The always generous Miriam has offered to give a copy of THE HERETIC'S DAUGHTER to one of my readers. Please leave a comment with your e-mail address if you are interested. If you'd like to double your chances, blog about this radio show with a link back to this post. The contest will be open until Wednesday, October 29th after the radio show. This contest is open to U.S. mailing addresses only. Good luck and I hope to "hear" you there!

73 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Isn't Miriam great!! Please enter me. milou2ster(at)gmail(dot)com Thanks!

Amanda said...

Oh I've heard great things about this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

Ti said...

If I don't win this one, I am going to have to buy it. I've heard such good things about it.

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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me on this. I'm just dropping in to say hi and I've got this posted at Win a Book!

Carol said...

I would love to win this book! Thank you!
Carol M
mittens0831 AT aol.com

The Burns' said...

I would love to win this!

shelly dot burns at cfisd dot net

Mom of 5 Boys said...

I'd love to read this one!

BoxingKing said...

I woud love to win this book. Witchcraft studies are always intersting - brutal, but interesting. Thanks!

Kiki said...

Yes I want to win!

Thanks, Kiki

rmwillisjr@msn.com

Dawn said...

Julie, I don't need to enter the drawing, I have *The Heretic's Daughter* on my bookcase. I just wanted to say thanks for letting us know about the upcoming interview; I hope I'm able to call in ...

darbyscloset said...

Julie,
I have sooooo been wanting to read this book!!!! Please enter me. Lately I have been reading quite a bit about the witch trials and I find them mesmerizing.
Thank you for this offer and inteview!
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

Kristina said...

I'd love to enter this one!
luckistarr4 AT gmail DOT com

Linda said...

Everything I've read about this book sounds so interesting. I'd love to win the book. Thanks.

lcbrower40@gmail.com

Janel said...

I'm still trying to win this one! Might have to break down and buy it soon! Thanks.

jgbeads AT gmail DOT com

Tammy said...

I've been wanting this one for a while! Please enter me. I've also posted about the giveaway here.

missporkchop AT yahoo DOT com

Jo-Jo said...

This sounds like a great book! I have always found events that took place during the witch trials to be intriguing. Please enter me:

joannelong74@gmail.com
I also blogged about it at http://jo-jolovestoread.blogspot.com/

Beawhiz said...

I'd love to win this one!

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Red lady-Bonnie said...

Add my name to the drawing...I couldn't resist!

Stephanie said...

Thanks for the opportunity!

daq_17 at hotmail dot com

Chi said...

This sounds great :D I'd love to give it a read :)

anastasia[at]mediamafia.org

windycindy said...

Many thanks to you and Miriam to offer up a copy of this wonderful sounding book! Please enter my name in your drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Iliana said...

Please enter me in the giveaway! I've heard so many good things about this book. I'm actually pretty excited because Kathleen Kent is going to be in my town this weekend for a literary festival so hopefully I'll get a chance to hear her there.

Bookfool said...
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Bookfool said...

Please enter me! This one's on my wish brick.

bookfoolery (at) yahoo (dot) com

Impkatt said...

This book sounds so interesting! Generations of witches...how cool. Ditto...if I don't win, I'm buying!

Chi said...

I also blogged about your contest here: http://mediamafia.org/enter_now/?p=611

anastasia[at]mediamafia.org

Wrighty - said...

This is another book that I keep hearing great things about. I look forward to reading it! I posted about your contest and the radio interview on my blog. Thanks for another great offer!

Rebekah E. said...

This book sounds so good. Please enter me.
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RAnn said...

enter me please!

ruthjoec at aol dot com

Dumaurier said...

A read the review of this book in People, I'd love to read it

rlr260 said...

Oooh! I'd love to win this book. I've heard such good buzz about it.

janehixon said...

There have been several books recently, dealing with this time in history. It's a fascinating subject, and I would very much like to read The Heretic's Daughter.

tatertot374 said...

Thank you for having this! I would love to read it. Thank you!
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

vboackle said...

this sounds soooo good.

agordon10 said...

i'm interested

Ramya said...

hey..do enter me for this giveaway!:) been wanting to read this book for a while now:)
ramyasbookshelf(at)gmail(dot)com

Candie said...

I love the new perspective on the idea. Would love it

laurieahigh said...

I have been wanting to read this one.

laurieahigh at yahoo dot com

Mya said...

Interesting!!!

iluv2pray@gmail.com

Aisling said...

How fascinating to do research like this on your own ancestor. I'd love to read this book.

susan1215 said...

Sounds like a great book

reb said...

Please enter me.

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traymona said...

I've read several different reviews of this book and all raved about how good a read it is. I'd like to get into this book for a while.
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Paradox said...

Am I too late to enter?

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dbadour said...

I would love to win.

redjennschroed said...

This sounds great! I'd love to win! Thank you so much for the great contest!

jlilleysprint@earthlink.net

Terri said...

Sounds like a good book

gkstratos said...

Looks like a great book. Love the cover art.
gkstratos@yahoo.com

Bebe said...

Hi Julie!
I'd love to read this book ~ please enter me in your contest. Thanks!
Smiles, Bebe :)

chromiumman said...

love to win this

Patricia said...

I have been looking forward to this book. Please, enter me.

Francine said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

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Kristin said...

please enter me; I love a good book.

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mverno said...

i never win

Sandy said...

would love to read mrs.mommyyATgmail.com

Anonymous said...

a good book during this hectic season; a treat for the spook week

randio said...

I'm anxious to read this one, reviews have been great! Thanks

ewalsh said...

I'd love to win this. Thanks for the chance.

donna444444 said...

It sounds interesting.
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theamira said...

I've had this one on my wish list for weeks! theamira1970 at gmail dot com

Grace said...

Good luck!

bev said...

This book sounds really good. I would love to read it. Thanks for the giveaway!

Shannon said...

Sounds like a great book.

LJ said...

This sounds like a very interesting book!

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Adrian Lamont said...

Sounds interesting.

Jenn S. said...

I am always looking for a good read. This book sounds great. Thanks for the chance to win it.

Anonymous said...

OH!!! This book sounds wonderful. Please include me in the contest. Thanks.
Kathy
kathleenyohanna@hotmail.com

janetfaye said...

I would love to read THE HERETIC'S DAUGHTER.

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I blogged here:

http://pleasureofreading.blogspot.com/2008/10/blog-talk-radio-show-and-giveaway.html

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I have heard terrific things aboout this book. Thank you for this giveaway!

Swtlilchick said...

I would love to read this book,have
heard so much about it.The Salem
witches trials have always aroused
my interest.Thanks for the giveaway

CharlieGurl57@aol.com

masonsgranny59 said...

I'd love to read this

fancyfeet48 said...

Please enter me in the giveaway! I've heard so many good things about this book