Yay!  At last, the giveaway you’ve been waiting for!  It seems ages since I last did a giveaway, and this one is thanks to Valerie at Stuckinbooks.com

My usual genres – that I read or write – are MG, time travel, scifi, fantasy, classic children’s books, horse stories, mysteries, cosies, crime, steampunk…. or any mixture of them!  I took a look down my Goodreads shelves and thought, yes, I don’t do horror, and that one that’s listed I well remember…. I don’t have any romance shelved….  I only have one biography…  two vampires…. you know it gets hard to think of genres when they’re not right there in front of you!

Well, I’m going to offer you a choice of genres that I don’t usually read, and they couldn’t be further apart.  It won’t surprise regular readers to know that one is a biography – my father’s memoirs of his time with Imperial Airways in Africa – and the other is the first in a series I read some time ago, featuring, well, vampire-like people.

White Water Landings coverWhite Water Landings by J M Pett with Geoffrey Pett (non-fiction, biography)

Geoffrey Pett tells of how he was recruited by Imperial Airways in 1933, a grammar school boy from the country up against all these rich boys from Eton and the like. After he completes his training he is sent out to Africa, still very much a colonial region administered by the British, French, Belgians, Portuguese and Germans. His adventures in the bush, setting up flying boat landing services in situations that are nothing like the manual says they should be, show what a good choice he was for a job that required ingenuity, resilience and loyalty.  It’s a story about the romance of flying, but also about the romance of a young man’s adventures in Africa, and the problems he overcomes when war keeps him apart from the girl he loves.  Read more on the website whitewaterlandings.co.uk

13509957Charmeine by Emily Guido (YA/NA, vampires)

Charmeine discovers she’s a Light-bearer, just about the time that she finds herself enormously attracted to Tabbruis.  He’s a Blood-hunter, he’s hot, and he’s a sworn enemy of Light-bearers.  Sounds like a recipe for disaster, except that Tabbruis wants to protect Charmeine from the other Blood-hunters trying to track her down…  This is book 1 of the Light-bearer series, and there are three more for you to follow up.  Read my review of Charmeine here.  

The Giveaway

One person can win one of these prizes in paperback, or both of them as ebooks, anywhere in the world.

Just complete as many entries as you wish in the rafflecopter below.  Entries close midnight EST on 20th June 2015.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
 

and now go to one of the other blogs in this Giveaway Hop!

Jumping Genres in June – Giveaway Hop
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31 thoughts on “Jumping Genres in June – Giveaway Hop

  • 6 June, 2015 at 1:23 am
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    The books are a jump for me, but I love to be open minded. I am an avid reader with over 320 reads and reviews already this year.

    • 7 June, 2015 at 6:58 pm
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      That is definitely avid!

  • 6 June, 2015 at 1:35 am
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    I read most genres My first books to read were historical and vampires. I also like biography.

    Judy Cox

    • 7 June, 2015 at 7:00 pm
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      Sounds like this could be your thing, Judy!

    • 7 June, 2015 at 7:01 pm
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      If you don’t get selected by rafflecopter, I’ll see what I can do, Damyanti 😉

  • 6 June, 2015 at 10:49 am
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    A bit of a jump, but interesting.

    • 7 June, 2015 at 7:02 pm
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      You never know till you try them – although I draw the line at some things…

  • 6 June, 2015 at 2:14 pm
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    i would like to win paperback of Charmeine by Emily Guido (YA/NA, vampires) because this is my genres
    thx u so much 🙂

    • 7 June, 2015 at 7:03 pm
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      Good luck!

  • 6 June, 2015 at 5:44 pm
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    interesting books; not really a jump

    • 7 June, 2015 at 7:03 pm
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      Thanks for entering – nice to see you again!

    • 7 June, 2015 at 7:04 pm
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      Thanks, Patricia

  • 7 June, 2015 at 12:35 am
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    Both books are a slight (not major) jump for me!

    • 7 June, 2015 at 7:05 pm
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      Good luck, Trix!

  • 8 June, 2015 at 6:18 pm
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    I read YA and vampire novels a lot, but biographies are not my thing.

    • 9 June, 2015 at 10:26 am
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      You should love the Light-bearer series, then 🙂

  • 9 June, 2015 at 7:49 am
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    These books are jumping for me since I rarely read fantasy.

    • 9 June, 2015 at 10:26 am
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      That’s good, Mai 🙂

  • 10 June, 2015 at 4:22 am
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    Love the prizes, thanks

    • 20 June, 2015 at 2:17 pm
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      You’re welcome, Josy

  • 12 June, 2015 at 10:06 pm
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    I read a lot of paranormal books so it’s not a jump for me

    • 20 June, 2015 at 2:18 pm
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      Hope you win one, then, Karin 🙂

  • 17 June, 2015 at 1:10 am
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    I usually don’t read biographies, but I love paranormals. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    • 20 June, 2015 at 2:18 pm
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      Thanks for entering, BookLady 🙂

  • 17 June, 2015 at 4:23 am
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    Biographies are a jump for me. The paranormal is not. Thanks.

    • 20 June, 2015 at 2:19 pm
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      I don’t read many biographies – only people who’ve lived interesting lives!

  • 17 June, 2015 at 5:56 am
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    They sound like great books. They are definitely a jump for me.

    • 20 June, 2015 at 2:19 pm
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      I enjoyed both hugely!

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