Wednesday, September 01, 2010

New Release Wednesday Vlog - September 1, 2010 - & Giveaway

Here's another vlog because a few books that I wanteed came out today. Plus there is a giveaway of one of the books along with some bling from the most awesome Cemetery Cat Jewelry!

The Question: What is your favorite cephalopod?

The Goodies: One copy of Blameless by Gail Carriger and The Old Ones necklace from Cemetery Cat Jewelry.

Quitting her husband's house and moving back in with her horrible family, Lady Maccon becomes the scandal of the London season.

Queen Victoria dismisses her from the Shadow Council, and the only person who can explain anything, Lord Akeldama, unexpectedly leaves town. To top it all off, Alexia is attacked by homicidal mechanical ladybugs, indicating, as only ladybugs can, the fact that all of London's vampires are now very much interested in seeing Alexia quite thoroughly dead.

While Lord Maccon elects to get progressively more inebriated and Professor Lyall desperately tries to hold the Woolsey werewolf pack together, Alexia flees England for Italy in search of the mysterious Templars. Only they know enough about the preternatural to explain her increasingly inconvenient condition, but they may be worse than the vampires -- and they're armed with pesto.

The Old Ones
A large sterling silver over brass octopus is framed by beautiful and unusual faceted tourmalated quartz beads. Another quartz bead dangles below. Chain is silver plate. Clasp is pewter. 17"
(Photo and description courtesy of Cemetery Cat Jewelry)
How To Enter: To be entered to win Blameless and The Old Ones: answer The Question.

You can receive additional entries by:

1) Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

2) Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Even if you mention the giveaway on both, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times.

3) Mentioning the giveaway on your on blog or website. It must be your own blog or website; not a website that belongs to someone else or a site where giveaways, contests, etc. are posted.

There are a total of 4 entries you may receive: Answer The Question (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry), Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry), and personal blog/website mention (+1 entry). This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook, Twitter, or blog/website mentions. In addition please leave a way to contact you.

The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Wednesday, September 8, 2010.


  1. Woooooot what a great contest!OMG that necklace is fantastic!!!

    +1 Well it might not be very original but I've always found the Octopus the weirdest/coolest thing out there. Of course I'm also still a bit traumatized because I remember my uncle making Octopus salad when I was young and it was horrible!!! lol

    +1 I'm a follower! =)

    +1 I tweeted it @pattepoilue

    pattepoilue AT gmail DOT com

    Thank you!!!!

  2. My fave is a squid. That way you can say... "Oh squiddy" :) Like the sound of that.

    I follow

    books (dot) things (at) yahoo (dot) com

  3. +1 The giant squid of course! LOL
    +1 Follower
    +1 Twitter:

    spettolij AT gmail DOT com

  4. Ah! That necklace is beautiful! :)

    +1 I like octopuses.
    +1 Follower of Qwillery.


  5. +1 The mimic octopus. Definitely.
    +1 Follower, as of just now (why wasn't I before? no idea)
    +1 Tweeted:

    anassa . rhenisch at gmail . com

  6. +1 Octopus, naturally :)
    +1 Follower
    +1 Tweeted:

    robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

  7. Hmmm, My favorite would have to be squid. I like them fried ;) hehe

    +1 Follower

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. I like the nautilus - they're even more freaky than the octopus. I can't wait to read Blameless, I'm so glad it's finally out. And the necklace is fabulous.

    +1 Answer Question
    +1 GFC Follower

  9. Tremoctopus violaceus, the Blanket Octopus!!!

    Old follower!!


    And blogged it!!

    nedsped at verizon dot net

  10. At the moment my favourite cephalopod is Paiul the Octobus who lives in a tank at a Sea Life Centre in Oberhausen, Germany.

    He made regular predictions on winners and losers in the FIFA Soccer World cup recently held in South Africa( my home) and had a 90)% accuracy !

    It was all just a joke but it was fun..

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

    +1 Answer
    +1 Follower

  11. I love love love love that necklace.

    +1 for being a follower

    And squids win for me over octopi because I like to eat them more :) Is that the wrong way to make my choice?

    thejoyofthejoyofcooking at hotmail dot com

  12. +1 Squid

    +1 I'm a follower

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    musmekipi at gmail dot com

  13. Thank you for this fabulous giveaway! I can't wait to read Blameless!

    +1 my favorite is Octopus (like the majority it seems)
    +1 I'm a follower

    Giada M.

    fabgiada (at) gmail (dot) com

  14. Hmm...favorite octopus character? Or something. I guess the one that was in Rainbow Fish was pretty cool. She was very helpful to the fish that was a little too "into" himself. But that was the point. She was the wise, old octopus!

    I'm a follower


  15. +1 Giant squid rules all. (Husband actually has a tattoo of a giant squid taking down a pirate ship. Sounds crazy, but it rules.)

    +1 follower

    +1 Tweet

    chelsea AT

  16. What a cool contest!

    + 1 My favorite is a squid
    + 1 Follower (Mysteriousrose)
    + 1 Twitter:
    + 1 Blog:


  17. The giant or colossal squid. I even have a tattoo of one!

  18. Are you kidding? I read and watch way to much bad scifi and horror to like cephalopods! They have a fictitious tendency to radioactively enlarge and eat innocent college student on vacation!

    Though I did love the depiction of the Kraken by Tamora Pierce in Wild Magic. Unapologetically evil. No pretending to be all inky and innocent.

    cass at feministdracona dot net

  19. I think the octopus is a really neat looking but also scary looking beast.

    I'm a follower.


  20. Do fictional cephalopods count? 'Cause then I'd have to go with Scott Westerfeld's Behemoth - that is one bad mother of a Kraken. Though the colossal squid they found in Antarctica a few years back is also very, very cool:

  21. And forgot my email:


  22. +1 Octopus!

    +1 follower

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  23. The octopus is definitely my favorite!

    +1 follower

    Sara M
    sara_UFblog [at] yahoo [dot] com

  24. Awesome contest. My favorite is the octopus.
    I am a blog follower.


  25. Okay, 1+ for the big fin reef squid
    1+ for following your blog
    1+ for Twittering about your contest
    I'll come back if I have a chance to blog about your contest. Cool necklace! And if you're bored, I have a contest over at my blog too, though its only for books and coffee! :)

  26. +1 I will have to Nautilus but really it is a hard question to answer. I love all cephalopods.

    +1 I'm a Follower

    +1 I tweeted it @OceanJamie


  27. So my thing with octopi that blows me away is how intelligent they are, excellent "problem solvers". I don't have a FAVORITE one but everytime there is a special on Discovery on "Squids" we have to watch, they are so... "primitive" looking.

    +1 Follow of The Qwillery
    +1 I ReTweeted the giveaway on twitter:

    spazp at me dot com

  28. Until that crazy woman had her 8 kids and ruined the prefix "Octo-" for me, my fave would have been different..but now I'd have to go with squid. :)

    Follower & tweeted... No webpage or blog (that I update anymore, that is!)

    ;) rissatoo

  29. I would say a squid is my favorite. I am a follower. Please enter me in contest.

  30. Great Contest!!

    + 1 Answer: Definitely a Octopus!
    + 1 Follower

    Thanks so much :D

    chidoryx AT hotmail DOT com

  31. +1 Cthulhu? If not, then a giant squid...amazing creatures.

    +1 Twitter:

    ruth [at]

    (Hoping to post later about it on my blog but I'll leave a second comment)

  32. +1 I like the Octopus!

    +1 I follow via GFC

    bmweida at yahoo dot com

  33. + 1 It has to be the octopus of course!!! :) Especially when it is fighting a giant shark on SyFy.
    +1 I am a follower
    +1 tweeted -


  34. Thanks for a great contest! And for making it open to everyone!!!

    Question: I'd have to say that my favorite is the giant squid. Ever since I saw a drawing of a giant squid trying to take a ship down, I've been fascinated. And I loved reading Twenty thousand leagues under the sea!!

    +1 I'm a follower with GFC
    +1 I retweeted the contest

    e-mail: mi-mi(at)

  35. Vampyroteuthis infernalis, or the vampire squid from hell. It's just cool.

    No blog, twitter or facebook, le sigh.

    betastories.fd AT gmail DOT com

  36. +1 I've always liked octopus.
    +1 Follower
    +1 Tweet:
    +1 Sidebar: