Sunday, January 9, 2011

New Year, New Author Giveaway!!!

It's a new year so I wanted to read a story from a new author for me. I found Shifting Plains by Jean Johnson. Jean has written many books but I have yet to read any. She is most well-known for her Sons of Density series which I will be picking up next after loving Shifting Plains.

Jean Johnson's Shifterai people who live in the Plains is a fun, exciting world that just draws you in. I love the strong, loving men who can change shapes into many different animals. Then there are the strongly opinionated women who have to be strong enough to stand up as equals to these men. I like the traditions and customs these Shifterai have. For example, a woman asks a man to marry him by holding her hands out to him across a flame. He will have to cross the flame no matter how large in order to accept. Women are the masters of flame because they keep the fire burning in the hearth. It made perfect sense. The world she created makes me want to step inside and explore more.

Shifting Plains
By Jean Johnson

Centuries before the time of the Sons of Destiny, a female shapeshifter became the leader of the people of the Shifting Plains...

Tava Ell Var never really knew her mother, but she did know her tragic fate at the hands of a band of cruel shapeshifters-a history set down by Tava's father as a warning about life on the Shifting Plains. But after her father is murdered, Tava encounters a Shifterai warband fighting to rid the Plains of the terrorizing bandits

Shifterai leader Kodan Sin Siin is sympathetic to Tava's suffering, but he's determined to bring the wary young woman to the Plains. Because he knows her secret: She, like he and his men, is a shapeshifter. Once she joins them, he knows that she will see for herself the true fate that awaits her on the Plains, and most of all, lose her fear of his people. And, in time, he knows she will find her place is in their fight-and by his side

Giveaway: I have to copy of Shifting Plains I read and would love to give to to someone else who hasn't read Jean Johnson or just enjoys her other books. Winner announced January 18th.
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  1. awesome I havent read any of her work soudns great tho and honestly theres been a few but im not sure if they r just ne wto me Keri Ford has a new book out that sounds awesome
    im a follower

  2. I haven't read any of her books yet, but this sounds like a good one.

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  3. I would love to win - sounds great - thanks for hosting! Please enter me - old follower

  4. I am a follower, I have found Jennifer Estep who will stop by my blog in April I am very proud to say, and this book sounds intriguing!

  5. Don't you just love it when you find a "new" author? I have her Sons of Destiny series but have yet to start it.
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  6. I'm a follower and I would love to read this!

  7. great giveaway
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  8. I have never read or heard of this auther but they way you talked about it really has me interested. I'm going to add this to my Lusting for Covers list too. Thanks for hosting!

    I am a follower