Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Dead Iron: The Age of Steam by Devon Monk - Book & Bracelet Giveaway - July 6, 2011

I haven't had time to finish reading Dead Iron: The Age of Steam yet, but so far it's incredibly good. Devon Monk has created a very special steampunk world that I am enjoying immensely. I'll have a review up soon.

In the meantime I want to give away a copy of Dead Iron generously provided by ROC (the publisher) and a gorgeous steampunk bracelet made by Synde at Cemetery Cat Jewelry and provided by The Qwillery. The bracelet looks really nice with the book!

About Dead Iron

Dead Iron
Author: Devon Monk
Series: The Age of Steam 1
Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: ROC (July 5, 2011)
Price: $15.00
Language: English
Genre: Steampunk
ISBN: 9780451463968

Cover and Description:

Welcome to a new America that is built on blood, sweat, and gears...

In steam age America, men, monsters, machines, and magic battle for the same scrap of earth and sky. In this chaos, bounty hunter Cedar Hunt rides, cursed by lycanthropy and carrying the guilt of his brother's death. Then he's offered hope that his brother may yet survive. All he has to do is find the Holder: a powerful device created by mad devisers-and now in the hands of an ancient Strange who was banished to walk this Earth.

In a land shaped by magic, steam, and iron, where the only things a man can count on are his guns, gears, and grit, Cedar will have to depend on all three if he's going to save his brother and reclaim his soul once and for all...

About 17 Jewels

Photo and description courtesy of Cemetery Cat Jewelry
Heavy Duty brass rolo chain holds small vintage Victorian brass pocket watch gears and antique pocket watch bridges. Each bridge has tiny ruby cabochons inset. Ruby red Swarofski crystals complete the bracelet.

The Giveaway


What:  One commenter will win a Trade Paperback copy of Dead Iron provided by the publisher and the 17 Jewels bracelet hand-crafted by Synde (Cemetery Cat Jewelry) and provided by The Qwillery Both items will be sent together.

How:  Leave a comment answering the following question:

What is your favorite book genre? 

Please remember - if you don't answer the question your entry will not be counted.

You may 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: Comment (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.

Who and When: 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, July 13, 2011. Void where prohibited by law.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*


  1. Urban fantasy definitely tops my list right now.

    GFC Anne38

  2. My favorite book genre is YA, but I love urban romance and fantasy. Thank you for this giveaway!
    GFC Krystal Larson edysicecreamlover18ATgmailDOTcom

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  4. My favorite book gender is paranormal romance. Urban fantasy is a close second :)

    tamara525 [at] gmail [dot] com

  5. +JMJ+

    I love Young Adult and Middle Grade books, but especially that grey area in between which gives us young protagonists whose adventures are told in sophisticated writing. (It's obvious that many YA/MG authors know a great portion of their readers are adults!)

    Thanks for this chance! I've been dipping into traditional Westerns lately and finding them slightly wanting, but it would be great to read one with some steampunk edge! =)

    +1 GFC Follower (Enbrethiliel)
    +1 Sidebar

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  6. I really enjoy many different genres, but my favorite right now is YA.

    +1 comment
    +1 GFC follower

    thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

  7. Urban fantasy is definitely my favorite as of today - tomorrow it may change - I can be fickle :) Thank you for this wonderful giveaway. I have been reading a lot about the steampunk novels and have only read one so far and enjoyed it. I would love to read this one it sounds enjoyable and of course the cover is very intriguing (says my more shallow self) LOL
    GFC Denise Zaky


  8. Currently, I am enjoy the paranormal genre. Thank you for the giveaway.

    GFC follower.

  9. Yeah, I love urban fantasy, too, but I can fall in love with almost every kind of romance as well :D

    +1 following you as mikki-mano
    +1 tweeted:!/mikkimano/status/88697938120949760

    Thanks for the giveaway,

  10. Right now it's a tie between dystopian and steampunk! But I love 'em all :)

    +1 comment
    +1 GFC follower
    +1 Facebook entry:

    jwitt33 at live dot com

  11. Ohh I love Devon Monk Allie series, and Dead Iron looks Dead awesome. I cannot wait to read what she does with this one.
    My fav. genre would have to be Urban Fantasy. I love the Modern yet more books!
    +GFC Teril
    terilhack at gmail dot com

  12. I love the PNR give me the lusty shifters or dark angels. UF and Steam is creeping its way up to my fav also though. Great elements all around.

    kasuranna at yahoo dot com

  13. I have read Monl's portland, or based Beckstrom series and loved it so I have been waiting to read Dead Iron. I would have to say I have a total weakness for Romance novels. While I love my UF I have an abundance of corsets and parasol covers on my shelves also.

    bookittome at gmail dot com

  14. Right now my current favorite is Paranormal romance.
    GFC follower Laura Morales
    +1 Tweet:!/laurabooknerd/status/88704693420826624
    +1 FB Status:

    Thank you!

  15. I don't really like to put books into genres as so many books are cross-genre and can be seen as one or the other according to readers preferences. However if you insist I will choose a wide genre and say Fantasy.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Carol T

    buddyth {at} gmail DOT com

    +1 for comment
    +1 I Follow via GFC

  16. It would have to be urban fantasy. Magic, shifters, vamps, loads of action and hot guys. What could be better?

  17. Right now I am on an Urban Fantasy kick with Kitty's Big Trouble by Carrie Vaughn and Hammered by Kevin Hearne. This is my main genre right now. I also enjoy Science Fiction, Mystery, and recently, thanks to Cherie Priest, I am enjoying some steampunk as well.
    linda at gordonvalley dot com

  18. Oh yes, I follow by email and GFC.
    linda at gordonvalley dot com

  19. My favorite is contemperary speculative ficiton for YA. Little Brother by Cory Doctorow is probably the best example.
    give away ahs been tweeted!

  20. Currently, my favorite genres are steampunk and paranormal. (I am going through a Cassandra Clare phase.) :) Thank you for the giveaway, Dead Iron looks wonderful!

    Old GFC follower. :)



  21. My favorite is definitely urban fantasy.
    I'm a gfc follower.


  22. Mine is dystopian.

    GFC follower

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  23. Historical Romance :-)


  24. My favorite book genre is Historical - Historical anything/everything.

    GFC follower: Mary Preston


  25. +1 My favorite genre is Historical romance! I love UF and Steampunk too but I tend to read more historicals ;)

    +1 I'm a follower of your blog

    +1 I tweeted it @pattepoilue


  26. My favorite book genre is paranormal romance. Lately I really enjoy the YA books.
    GFC follower as Diana
    I shared it on FB:
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  27. My favorite has been urban fantasy since I discovered it in 2004.
    GFC follower

  28. I continue to read good things about this book. I'm only faintly familiar with the steampunk genre and need to read more.

    As for my favorite genre, I'm a fan of dark fiction, so I'll go with dark fantasy a la Clive Barker, Stephen King, and Neil Gaiman.

    I'm a new follower on GFC, though I thought I was already a follower.

    I'm also now following via Twitter (@wagthefox) and Facebook(Gef).

    therabidfox at

  29. Urban fantasy and old detective stories

  30. Paranormal romance is my favorite

    +1 comment
    +1 GFC follower

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  31. Wow, didn't know Devon Monk had a new one coming!

    As for my favourite genre, that's a difficult one. I'm really big on the epic fantasy, as well as urban and steampunk (my love for the Victoriana era and all the machinery surfaced recently after I read The Magicians & Mrs. Quent and the Tchaikovsky books).
    So yeah, those three basically.


    +1 Follower
    +1 Facebook

  32. I'd say my favorite genre is Urban Fantasy, with Paranormal Romance coming in a close second. (I am enjoying steampunk as i take the advice of favorite reviewers, though!)


    (cmment, follower, retweeted)

  33. My fav book genre is romance.
    piresprisca (at) gmail (dot) com

  34. Have tweeted:!/piresprisca/status/89992624659894272

  35. Blog post:

  36. Sheesh, that's a tough question. YA used to be my favorite, but now I'm more into adult romance - gay romance, to be exact. I love contemporary, paranormal, urban, and distopian (though I have yet to see a gay distopian...).

    I'd really like a copy of that book and that bracelet is just gorgeous.

    I'm following and I tweeted (!/EricaPike/status/90091606555889664), so that's 3 :)

  37. my favourite book genre is a tie between paranormal romance and urban fantasy.

    thanks for the giveaway and for making it international!!

    GFC-Janhvi Jagtap
    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

  38. Fantasy. The first book I ever read was fantasy and it has been amazing ever since.

    Twitter mention:!/Will_Knight3/statuses/90110552373870594

    Contact: lavos3 at gmail dot com

  39. My favourite genre is YA, but I'm currently reading urban fantasy and historical fictions too.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  40. Follower of The Qwillery.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  41. Tweeted:

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  42. I love to read so many genres, but my favorite is definitely YA, though urban fantasy is a close second.

    tommygirl828 (at) gmail (dot) com

  43. I love urban fantasy but I'm really starting to get into steampunk, especially if it has paranormal elements to it like Gail Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series.

    I follow via GFC.


    Thanks for the giveaway!

    whitewolfreads AT gmail DOT com

  44. my favorite genre is romance. i love a happy ending. :) thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    gfc- shadow_kohler

  45. My fave tends to be UF. Although I'm loving steampunk (as I have steampunk week on my blog right now).
    I'm a gfc follower
    twitter follower @BooksThings
    books (dot) things (at) yahoo (dot) com

  46. I'm going to be cheeky and say 'Fantasy' ;-)
    How can I choose? Love Urban Fantasy, Steampunk, Paranormal (Rom) etc and so often the lines are blurred between them
    thanks for the giveaway - fantastic!


    + 1 tweeted:!/QQwill/status/88655232124469248

  47. My Favourite Genre? Now thats hard but I'll have to say maybe Urban Fantasy.

    GFC - Gabbie
    Tweeted -!/Gabelle_M/status/91070335767674880

    Gabbie-ethela AT hotmail DOT com

  48. favorite, since i'm such a bookaholic, i'm gonna go with paranormal fiction right now...and thanks so much for the great giveaway!

    and twitted and following


  49. I'm just starting to read steampunk, but I guess my fav genre is sci-fi, closely followed by urban fantasy.

  50. My favorite genre is a complicated thing. It really depends on my mood, but mainly I guess it would be Paranormal Fantasy and Hardcare Scifi, though I also dabble in Romance(historical and modern), non fiction, and fiction....there are so many books out there!

  51. My favorite book genre is Urban Fantasy. (+1)

    I'm A Follower (+1)

    Twitter Link: (+1)

    Total: 3

    OBoyledBooks [at] gmail [dot] com