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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Blogoversary Giveaway #25



Today is a fun day. Thanks to the new and amazing Abingdon Press, I have five or six copies of an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) edition of eye of the god by Ariel Allison to give away from my mailbox to yours. In case you are unaware, an ARC is for reading pleasure only for promotional purposes such as review. These books are not to be sold. If you choose not to keep it once read, give it to a friend or church library. It is an uncorrected proof. Yet, it is one that I am very eager to read and review myself sometime in the upcoming weeks.

eye of the god

eye of the god takes the fascinating history surrounding the Hope Diamond and weaves it together with a present-day plot to steal the jewel from the Smithsonian Institute.

We follow Alex and Isaac Weld, the most lucrative jewel thieves in the world, in their quest to steal the gem, which according to legend was once the eye of a Hindu idol named Rama Sita. When it was stolen in the 17th century, it is said that the idol cursed all those who would possess it. That won’t stop the brilliant and ruthless Weld brothers.

However, they are not prepared for Dr. Abigail Mitchell, the beautiful Smithsonian Director, who has her own connection to the Hope Diamond and a deadly secret to keep. Abby committed long ago that she would not serve a god made with human hands, and the “eye of the god” is no exception. Her desire is not for wealth, but for wisdom. She seeks not power, but restoration.

When the dust settles over the last great adventure of the Hope Diamond, readers will understand the “curse” that has haunted its legacy is nothing more than the greed of evil men who bring destruction upon themselves. No god chiseled from stone can direct the fates of humankind, nor can it change the course of God’s story.

Have you seen the Hope Diamond?

Good luck all! And for the fun of it, after your MANDATORY entry above, any of the following will get you additional entries...

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  • Blog about this giveaway
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Leave an additional comment for each entry.

Check back here on October 28th for a CFBA tour and link to the First Chapter. Good luck!

54 comments and creative thoughts:

Shelly said...

Yes, I have seen the Hope Diamond in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in DC. It's GORGEOUS. They have an amazing collection there.

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Michelle V said...

I've only seen pictures, not in person.

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Angie said...

I've never seen the Hope diamond but my mom and aunt have. :D

Carmen7351 said...

I, too, have only seen pictures of it. I think they did a program on it on TV at one time also.
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Booklogged said...

Please throw my name in the hat. This book sounds really good.

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Ariel Allison Lawhon said...

How fun to stumble onto your blog! Thank you so much for chatting about my novel. I'm thrilled to see it has found its way into the hands of readers.

I'd love to hear what you think!

Warmly,

Ariel

Deborah said...

I just discovered your blog. Love it! And I added your button to my blog as well. I have never seen the Hope Diamond, but this book sounds great! Very different from the ones I have been reading!
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CherryBlossomMJ said...

Ariel! So great to have you find my blog! I'll definitely forward on my review when I have finished it. *Grin*

Aik said...

No, I've never seen it.

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etirv said...

Yes, have seen the Hope diamond many years ago!

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Vicki said...

I've never seen the Hope Diamond but I would love to.

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adge said...

I've never seen the Hope Diamond but I've heard of it. This looks like an interesting book, please include me in the giveaway. Thanks.
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Mary Ann DeBorde said...

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No, I have never - other than pictures - actually seen the Hope Diamond. I wish I could, though. And I would very much enjoy this book, thanks for the chance to win! :)

Anna W. said...

No I've never seen it... but I hope to someday!

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Terra H. said...

I've never had the opportunity to see it.
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Susan said...

I've only seen the Hope Diamond in pictures and it is very beautiful. This book sounds like a really good read!

cherdon said...

I saw the Hope Diamond many years ago when our family went to Washington Dc for sons hockey tournament and we got to tour the Smithsonian Museum. It was breathtaking

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