Thursday, November 6, 2008

Giveaway – “Gods Behaving Badly” by Marie Phillips

Being a Greek god is not all it once was. Yes, the twelve gods of Olympus are alive and well in the twenty-first century, but they are crammed together in a London townhouse-and none too happy about it. And they've had to get day jobs: Artemis as a dog-walker, Apollo as a TV psychic, Aphrodite as a phone sex operator, Dionysus as a DJ.

Even more disturbingly, their powers are waning, and even turning mortals into trees--a favorite pastime of Apollo's--is sapping their vital reserves of strength.

Soon, what begins as a minor squabble between Aphrodite and Apollo escalates into an epic battle of wills. Two perplexed humans, Alice and Neil, who are caught in the crossfire, must fear not only for their own lives, but for the survival of humankind. Nothing less than a true act of heroism is needed-but can these two decidedly ordinary people replicate the feats of the mythical heroes and save the world?

About the Author: Marie Phillips was born in London in 1976. She studied anthropology at Cambridge University and worked as a researcher at the BBC. More recently she worked as an independent bookseller while writing Gods Behaving Badly.

It’s giveaway time. My first! I have 5 copies of Gods Behaving Badly courtesy of Valerie at Hachette Book Group to share. It looks like a fun and fabulous read.

The contest will run until midnight on Friday, November 21. I’ll determine the winners using the Research Randomizer and announce the winners the next day.

The Rules
  1. For one chance, leave a comment and tell me the author or title of your favourite genre book so far this year (science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, science fiction romance or paranormal).

  2. For two chances, blog about this giveaway with a link back to this post. Remember to include the link with your comment.

  3. To enter, you must have either a US or Canada mailing address. (Sorry no P.O. Boxes allowed). Hachette will be sending the winners their books.
Good luck to everyone!


  1. Fantasy would ahve to Be Denise Rossetti's The Flame and the Shadow.

    It is simply amazing.

  2. I have this book on my wishlist!

    For the past several months I seem to be reading a lot more paranormals and urban fantasy like Rachel Caine, Patricia Briggs, Laurell K. Hamilton, etc. than anything else.

  3. I am currently listening to a book I read on it's release day, Kushiel's Mercy by Jacqueline Carey. I looooove the unabridged audio version.

    I'm always looking for new authors to add to my sci fi/fanatasy keeper shelf. Put me in for the drawing too please!

  4. I would love to win this but alas, I live in the UK.

    I will speak of my favorite book of the year anyway, as I can't seem to control myself: It is King of Sword and Sky by C. L. Wilson, book 3 in her Fantasy/Romance series Tairen Soul.

    : D

    Good luck to the other contestants!

  5. I've read the book and it is amazing! I've never read a book quite like it before, definately highly reccomended! :-)

  6. I've been interested in this book for awhile. I like the idea of it. I've heard of so many good books on these blogs. The one I've enjoyed the most lately is from young adult fantasy or sci fi (I think) and it's The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. That was the first book of hers that I had read but it was very good. Please enter my name and thank you for your contest. I've added it to my blog.

  7. I have been reading alot of Urban Fantasy. "Gods Behaing Badly" is on my wish list.

  8. I would love to win! The title alone makes me raise my eye brow :)

  9. I know my answer is pushing the limits of genre fiction, but the best sci fi book I've read this year was The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. I bought it when it first came out, put it aside when I didn't have time to get involved in the complicated plot, but then picked it up again about a month ago and read it in less than a week. Beautiful writing--unique time travel tale.

    I'll add the contest to my blog:

  10. Gods Behaving Badly another title for the TBR list.

    My favorite Science fiction book is A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge

  11. please enter me!!
    i blogged about this here:

    And my favorite Paranormal book this year was by far Wicked Game by Jeri Smith Ready. So amazing, and such fun!
    I can't wait for the sequel. :)

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

  12. A week left before the giveaway.

    JC I checked out that title and it sounds pretty good. Might give it a try.

    Ladytink good luck!

    Rebyj the Kushiels series is one of my all time favs. Good luck!

    Hi Ana thanks for dropping in anyway. Sorry about the UK thing. I've read the 1st Tairen book and really liked it.

    Dave thanks for dropping by with the recommendation.

    Wrighty I've heard good things about that YA title. Thanks for the link.

    Cfisher good luck!

    Crystal you are right about the title.

    Hi Catherine I've been meaning to get that title too. Always loved time travel stories.

    Patricia good luck. Only read very early Vinge.

    Hey Lauren thanks for the link. Wicked Games had a cool concept with the vampire radio station.

  13. The genre that I like to read is Paranormal or urban fantasies. I have quite a few favorite authors, Marta Acosta; Casa Dracula series, Patricia Briggs; Mercy Thompson series & Alpha and Omega series, LA Banks; Vampire Huntress Legends™ series & CRIMSON MOON series, Kat Richardson, C.E. Murphy ..there's more but I think I'll stop here :)

  14. realized I didn't tell you what was my favorite book for this year, I would have to The Bride of Casa Dracula by Marta Acosta..

    It was funny, unpredictable and it does not have a fairy tale ending...

    I'm currently reading Bite The Bullet..down to the last three chapters...Love the book..but thus far it's the The Bride for me :)

  15. Tanya great choice. Bride is on my Top 10 for the year list. Good luck!

  16. Cry Wolf from Patricia Briggs! I wasn't overly happy with the last novel of the Mercy Thompson series so I was thrilled that the new(ish) series started off so strongly.

  17. If we count books read this year, then The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. If we are talking about books published this year then definitely Kushiel's Mercy by Jacqueline Carey.

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