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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

SHADOWS OF MYTH & LEGEND by E. J. Stevens (review & Giveaway)

SHADOWS OF MYTH & LEGEND
Author: E. J. Stevens
Source: Author Submission
* I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*
  • Paperback: 70 pages
  • Publisher: Sacred Oaks Press (March 3, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984247513
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984247516
SYNOPSIS:
A collection of dark faerie tales, inspired by folklore, myth and legend, told in the haunting lyrical style of dark poet E.J. Stevens.

MY THOUGHTS:
I will be honest with you. I haven't read poetry in a long time. Honestly, I probably haven't read a book on poetry since high school, and we won't even mention how long ago that was.  When I asked the author if I could review her book, it was the cover that had me intrigued. It had the goth like look to it with a paranormal feel in the writing.  Since I am a fan of paranormal books, I thought I would try to read some poetry in the genre.

Now, I want you to think about all the creatures you read about in paranormal books. Now take all those creatures and put it in poetry. That is the basis of this book.  The author has beautiful poetry featuring wolves, vampires, fae, gnomes, zombie's, unicorns, sirens, reapers and more. Each poem is wonderfully written and has a dark feel to each one. I really enjoyed each one, and the feel of each one. 

The author has a great writing skill with poetry and it makes me want to see what could be done with a novel as well.  

MY RATING:

Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf
For Rereading!


GIVEAWAY
E.J. Stevens was generous enough to provide a SIGNED copy of Shadows of Myth and Legend for a giveaway.  She took it a step further and included some wonderful swag as well!  One winner will receive the following:
1 signed copy of Shadows of Myth and Legend
1 Postcard of From the Shadows
1 From the Shadows bookmark
1 Shadows of Myth and Legend bookmark
1 Shadows of Myth and Legend Magnet
RULES:
1. You must be a follower to enter.
2. Contest is only available to the USA.  
Sorry, but limited funds at this moment in time. 
This could change later.
3.  Leave a comment on this post.
OPTIONAL: 
4. Mention the contest on your blog for +1 extra entry.
(Please post the link in a separate comment to qualify.)
5.  Tweet about this contest for +1 extra entry. 
(Please post the link in a separate comment to qualify.)
6. Follow me on Twitter for +1 extra entry.
(Please post the link in a separate comment to qualify.)
Contest will be open until 4/3/2010 with the winner being announced on 4/4/2010

35 Comments:

Blogger Virginia C said...

Hi, Amy! I agree with you, the book does have a beautiful "Goth" cover. Thanks to your great review, I'm now very interested in reading this book. I'd love to win!

U.S. Resident, Follower, Subscriber

gcwhiskas at aol dot com

March 31, 2010 at 11:34 AM  
Blogger elizabeth said...

Amy, I love the cover, too! It's very goth and gorgeous! Great review. I definitely want to read this :)

March 31, 2010 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger elizabeth said...

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/_elizabethjoy/status/11381068506

March 31, 2010 at 11:48 AM  
Blogger elizabeth said...

I follow you on twitter (@_elizabethjoy)

March 31, 2010 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger Jessilyn said...

Jessica's Vision

Blog Post http://jessicasvision.blogspot.com/2010/03/poetry-from-e-j-stevens-contest.html

March 31, 2010 at 12:00 PM  
Blogger Jessilyn said...

Jessica's Vision Twitter comment

http://twitter.com/jessicasvision/status/11381801225

March 31, 2010 at 12:05 PM  
Blogger Jessilyn said...

Jessica's Vision follower on twitter
@jessicasvision

March 31, 2010 at 12:07 PM  
Blogger Jessilyn said...

Ok I so am JUMPING up and down right now!!! I love poetry it is one thing I know I'm good at writing and I love to read it!!
Great contest I can't wait to read this one- **Keeping my fingers crossed**

Jessica -Jessica's Vision
jessilyn22@live.com

March 31, 2010 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger Courtney Barr - The Southern Princess said...

Yay! Oh I am so so excited for this one!

Here is my info: clsbarr(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mentioned in sidebar on blog & will be mentioned in a blog post (Monday Memos 4-5-10)
http://princesscourtneysbarr.blogspot.com

Visit My Kingdom Anytime

March 31, 2010 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger StephTheBookworm said...

Cool!! Please enter me into the contest. I'm a follower. That cover is beautiful!

stephaniet117(at)yahoo(dot)com

March 31, 2010 at 1:51 PM  
Blogger Stacy (Wicked Walker) said...

I have really been wanting to read this book! I am a follower.

booknerdd(at)gmail(dot)com

March 31, 2010 at 2:23 PM  
Blogger Stacy (Wicked Walker) said...

+1 follow on twitter as @wicked_walker

booknerdd(at)gmail(dot)com

March 31, 2010 at 2:23 PM  
Blogger Sandy Jay said...

I'd love a chance to win this. Please enter me in the drawing.

I'm a follower.

March 31, 2010 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger Lena said...

I would love to enter!

+1 follower
+1 twitter follower (@Lena1xoxo)
+1 tweeted : http://twitter.com/Lena1xoxo/status/11389415757

Thank you for hosting the giveaway. :)

-Lena
longhorn08fan(at)gmail(dot)com

March 31, 2010 at 3:08 PM  
Blogger kimscarecrow said...

Ooo enter me please!

henderkd(at)email(dot)sc(dot)edu

-Kim

March 31, 2010 at 3:32 PM  
Blogger xxsquigglesxx said...

Please enter me!

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March 31, 2010 at 3:53 PM  
Blogger xxsquigglesxx said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/squiggles87/status/11391336568

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March 31, 2010 at 3:53 PM  
Blogger xxsquigglesxx said...

I follow you on Twitter (squiggles87)

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March 31, 2010 at 3:54 PM  
Blogger Marianna said...

I'm taking a poetry class this semester, so I've become more interested in poetry. I would def wanna check this one out!

I'm a follower


patronus89013 at yahoo dot com

March 31, 2010 at 4:15 PM  
Blogger Christa Holland said...

Oh my goodness. I haven't read poetry in like a year, since I graduated, because I don't know where to start... I think this will be a wonderful place. : ) Please enter me. & Thanks for the giveaway.

ambience.of.rain {at} gmail.com

March 31, 2010 at 4:52 PM  
Blogger Christa Holland said...

I follow on Twitter! (WordsRollOn)

March 31, 2010 at 4:52 PM  
Blogger Christa Holland said...

I Tweeted, too: http://twitter.com/wordsrollon/status/11393416672

March 31, 2010 at 4:53 PM  
Blogger Christa Holland said...

And, I posted: http://wordsrollon.blogspot.com/2010/03/i-heart-contests.html

I want as many chances as possible, lol. Thanks!

March 31, 2010 at 4:53 PM  
Blogger cait045 said...

This book sounds unique I would love to read it.

Im a follower
usignolc(at)yahooDOTcom

March 31, 2010 at 5:24 PM  
Blogger donnas said...

Sounds great. Please include me. I am a follower.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

March 31, 2010 at 8:49 PM  
Blogger donnas said...

posted - http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/2010/03/contests-found-331.html

bacchus76 at myself dot com

March 31, 2010 at 8:49 PM  
Blogger donnas said...

tweeted - http://twitter.com/DonnaS1/statuses/11404999357

bacchus76 at myself dot com

March 31, 2010 at 8:49 PM  
Blogger donnas said...

twitter follower - (@donnas1)

bacchus76 at myself dot com

March 31, 2010 at 8:50 PM  
OpenID Myra said...

I would love a chance to win this. I am a subscribe and follower.

myra0502@yahoo.com

April 1, 2010 at 7:34 AM  
Blogger angie said...

This book sounds great! I am a follower
email bangersis(at)msn(dot)com

April 2, 2010 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger angie said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/bangersis/status/11500901069
email bangersis(at)msn(dot)com

April 2, 2010 at 2:17 PM  
Blogger angie said...

I follow on twitter @bangersis
email bangersis(at)msn(dot)com

April 2, 2010 at 2:17 PM  
Blogger misskallie2000 said...

Loved your review. This us an unusual book but I think I would love to read it.

I am follower


misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

April 3, 2010 at 8:09 AM  
Blogger misskallie2000 said...

I follow via twitter (@misskallie2000)



misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

April 3, 2010 at 8:10 AM  
Blogger misskallie2000 said...

I just tweeted 4-3-10

misskallie2000 My Overstuffed Bookshelf: SHADOWS OF MYTH & LEGEND by E. J. Stevens (review & Giveaway) http://bit.ly/bki4z3
less than 20 seconds ago via TweetMeme

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

April 3, 2010 at 8:11 AM  

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