Thursday, July 2, 2009

Blog Tour and Contest for “The Purifying Fire” by Laura Resnick

Laura Resnick is the author of the forthcoming Planeswalker novel, The Purifying Fire (July 2009), which is based on the popular fantasy card game Magic: The Gathering. Laura will be my guest next Wednesday, July 8, to talk about her new book and the challenges of writing an original fantasy novel based on an existing franchise. Laura has written romance as Laura Leone, as well as fantasy and urban fantasy most recently Disappearing Nightly. A sequel Doppleganger is due early next year and she reveals some of the details in my interview.

You can read an excerpt here and visit Laura Resnick`s website here.

I have 5 copies of The Purifying Fire to giveaway, provided by the fine folks at Wizards of the Coast. The contest is open to entrants world-wide until Friday July 10 at Midnight.

To enter The Purifying Fire Contest:

1. Leave a comment and tell us what your favourite game is and why (video, board, cards or other is fair game).
2. Receive an extra entry if you blog about the Giveaway and leave a link in the comments.
3. For another entry, add yourself as a Follower or subscribe to SciFiGuy.ca.

Other Blog Tour Stops for Laura

July 7 - at SciFiChick to talk about what she enjoyed most about writing for the Planeswalker series, her writing career, what inspires her, how she spends her leisure time, and her next projects on the radar.

July 9th - at Fantasy Café to talk about her research process, her experiences living abroad, and what book she’d love to take credit for if history could be rewritten.

SYNOPSIS:
Award-winning author Laura Resnick brings readers into the adventures of Chandra Nalaar, a young and impulsive mage on a collision course with destiny.

Fresh off an encounter in which the young pyromancer was able to show off some of her more enlightening talents, Chandra Nalaar has earned a place in a loose association of fire mages. But she still has a lot to prove...

Especially to the Order of Heliud, a sect of mages bent on imposing their draconian law across the land. The Order's ever-increasing influence is an affront to all Chandra holds sacred: freedom, individuality, the right of self-determination, and most of all, the right to blow things up.

A great pyromancer once said that destruction is best left to a professional, and Chandra is proving to be world-class in the art of boom. Unfortunately, that notoriety is about to cause her a whole lot of trouble...

68 comments:

  1. Hello Doug,

    Another new author for me to add to my list. :)

    I would have to say that right now my favorite game is Yahoo Literati - it is their take on Scrabble. I love trying to come up with high scoring words - but more than that, I love the challenge of making a word out of 2 consonants and 5 vowels. :)

    M

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  2. Diablo is my favorite game

    bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

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  3. I'm a follower

    bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

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  4. Blogged about giveaway

    http://bridget3420.blogspot.com/2009/07/72-giveaway-list-2-great-deals.html

    bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

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  5. Thank you, just last week I saw Disappearing Nightly and hoped to myself that I'd see the sequel sometime soon.

    I'll say my favorite game is Katamari Damacy. I know, such a girly game. It's got lots of cute graphics and music and lots of colors, plus its so easy to play: you push a big ball around. Which I like because I have no hand-eye coordination. I seem to be the only person I know my age who didn't have video games at all when I was a kid. Runner up is this hard to find game called Rez which I also like because it's easy to play, has cool graphics and sound. The end.

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  6. I actually officially followed you this morning before I saw this post! I'm psychic! :)

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  7. Hi there! I really liked Disappearing Nightly and so glad the sequel is finally on its way! I am a follower, and my favorite game is Apples to Apples. I really enjoy games that inspire you to use your creativity, and which help you see a little bit of how people think!

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  8. Sounds like a good book so enter me :)
    blodeuedd1 at gmail dot com

    I am not that into games, I don't like to loose and sadly not played much video/computer. But I did like Wolfenstein. And I like to show of in trivial Pursuit lol

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  9. My favorite game is simply plain old Scrabble. I love word games!

    espressogurl at hotmail dot com

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  10. Subscriber to your blog

    espressogurl at hotmail dot com

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  11. My favourite games are Mmorpg (massive multiplayer online rol playing game) xD
    At this moment, I'm playint at WAR (warhammer online) with my terrorific Chosen in Chaos side.

    And I'm a follower of your blog, of course. I love it!!!

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  12. A new fantasy author, thanks!

    I haven't played for a while but I used to like Nintendo's Zelda...

    eva.silkka at gmail.com

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  13. My favorite is Monoply, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

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  14. I love scrabble... it at least requires some use of my brain : )

    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

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  15. I follow your blog.
    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

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  16. Favorite game in our household right now is rockband because we can all play.

    budletsmom at yahoo dot com

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  17. I am a follower.

    budletsmom at yahoo dot com

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  18. spoons! lots of happy family memories - something that all ages can play

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  19. http://sweeps4bloggers.blogspot.com/2009/07/scifiguy-book-giveaways.html

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  21. My favorite video game is Persona 4 and my favorite card game is Euchre.

    danni0113(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. Sims 3. It's completely awesome. ;) I love being able to control their little sim destinies.

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  23. I follow! :)

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  24. Enter me please ta111@mail.com

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  25. My favorite game is a board game..risk! It is a classic and still fun to play


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  26. I follow


    Canadian Contests, Freebies, Coupons, Deals, Games and Chat - join us at CoolCanucks.ca


    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  27. I love 'word' board games like Scrabble.

    Blogged: http://www.morbid-romantic.net/2009/06/30/book-giveaways-0629-0705/

    I am a subscriber.

    Valorie
    morbidromantic@gmail.com

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  28. I love Laura Resnick's books! My favorite game at the moment is kakuru.

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  29. My favorite game is Tomb Raider (and all the sequels). I like how Lara gets to experience great adventures in different locations!

    chayanna82(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  30. Hi Doug

    New author for me, so I need to read this book! Please enter me!

    My favorite game is Guitar Hero, I stuck at it, but it's fun just the same :) I also love Dance, Dance Revolution, but purely as a spectator.

    I'm a long time follower.

    I've re-post on my blog.

    Thanks!

    Dottie :)

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  31. I like to play Scrabble. Count me in please.

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  32. My favourite game is NHL '09 for the PS3.

    Reuben(dot)Hubbard(at)saanich(dot)ca

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  33. I like any game with more than one player - however, I end up playing Solitaire or computer slots!

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  34. Hi! My favorite game is Final Fantasy VIII. I totally love it.

    carianmoonlight at gmail dot com

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  35. Oh, forgot to mention it. I'm a follower. :)

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  36. Hi, I´m from Peru, so normally I´m not eligible for giveaways, and by the way I have already ordered by Amazon this long awaited novel.

    Well, just wanted to add that I´ll become a follower if I like your interview tomorrow ;)

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  37. Not sure if I'm eligable as I live in New Zealand but I would love this book.

    I used to play Magic but my favourite part was reading the little snippets of stories on the cards. I think there was also a little intro book that I loved but the story didn't finish :(. I still have all my old cards too.

    I play WOW occaisionally now but time is limited.

    I'm a follower too.

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  38. My fave game is Secret of Mana which is a SNES game.

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  39. follower
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  40. blogged
    http://throuthehaze.blogspot.com/2009/07/magic-gathering-book-giveaway.html

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  41. Hi Doug,

    My favorite board game is Harry Potter Scene it! Me and my son play it all the time. I don't play video games :). I leave those to my ten year old!

    I also added this contest to my side bar on my blog.

    http://romancebookwyrm.blogspot.com/

    Thanks so much!

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  42. My favorite game was World of Warcraft, I played for about 5 years and stopped this last spring.

    I am a follower

    And I posted about the contest on my blog =)
    http://tyngasreviews.blogspot.com/2009/07/some-giveaways.html

    tynga85 @hotmail .com

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  43. My favourite game is go fish because the kids enjoy it so much.

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  44. My favorite game (without trying to suck up) is Magic: The Gathering. It's world is just so vast, and the game keeps changing, so it keeps itself fresh and entertaining. Also, every year it has its Core Set (upcoming: Magic 2010), allowing newcomers to come in, or for experts to easily teach new players.

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  45. Perverted Scrabble is an oldie but a goodie. I have a 6 year old, so currently about all I play is 'Chutes and Ladders', Memory Game, Candyland and such.....favorite of the bunch is probably Candyland...all that Gumdrop Mountains, Ice Cream Float, Candy Cane Lane...what's not to dig?

    http://iyamvixenbooks.blogspot.com/2009/07/scifiguy-has-laura-resnick-for.html

    I follow you on yahoo.

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  46. My favorite game is MTG, and it's how I found your article =).

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  47. Magic the Gathering's got to be my favorite game, at the least it's been the most prominent for awhile.

    Heck, it's mentions on MTG websites that brought me over here

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  48. I have a fond place in my heart for Clue, but as for video games? Any and every Disgaea.

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  49. My favorite game is D&D. Sorry video games don't cut it.

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  50. I'd have to say Planescape: Torment is my all time favorite, followed closely by Baldur's Gate 2.

    poemanderror(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. I'm going to have to say my favourite game is Elder Scrolls: Oblivion, it has everything in there. Magic, battles, epic discovery, brilliant storyline. Its like a book you can actual play in.

    I am also a subscriber to your blog :)

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  52. My favorite game is Trivial Pursuit - I like learning some of the arcane facts in the game & am sometimes surprised at what I already know!

    megalon22 at yahoo dot com

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  53. I already follow

    megalon22 at yahoo dot com

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  54. I love Scrabble. I can entertain myself for ages playing by myself!

    lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  55. One of my favorite things to do is get together with friends and play Rumoli. Thanks for this giveaway and please count me in

    chinook92(at)gmail(dot)com

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  56. I follow your blog

    chinook92(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. I wonder if I'm still on time...

    One of my favs is Dynasty Warriors (5). I have yet to play the others in the franchise.

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  58. My favorite video games are Devil May Cry Series and the Red Alert Series.

    Sue
    okibi_insanity[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  59. I blogged about this contest at my lj:
    http://okibi-insanity.livejournal.com/9275.html

    Sue
    okibi_insanity[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  60. I am a follower.

    Sue
    okibi_insanity[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  61. *******************************

    Thank you everyone who entered.

    The winners are -
    * Brandy
    * danni
    * Misusedinnocence
    * Raven
    * buttons

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  62. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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