killer unicorns on the weekend (and a giveaway)

Thursday, April 22, 2010 |
Last week I had a rough time at work, but the weekend rocked. You want to know why? KILLER UNICORNS. Yep, I said it. If you are paying very close attention (scarily close attention, really…which…I’m not gonna lie, might be creepy) you might remember that I was reading Diana Peterfreund’s Rampant back in October. I didn’t write a review at the time, even though I finished the book.



Since then I’ve been following Ms. Peterfreund on Twitter, and I have to say, the lady is HI-larious. When I found out that she’d be on ‘Topics in Young Adult Fiction’ panel at the Annapolis Book Festival last Saturday, it felt like fate. Or…a half-mad imagining. So that’s where I was on Saturday around midday. I even have a kind of blurry photo to prove it. Diana has a WAY clearer one on her blog.


Forget everything you ever knew about unicorns . . .
Real unicorns are venomous, man-eating monsters with huge fangs and razor-sharp horns. Fortunately, they've been extinct for a hundred and fifty years.

Or not.

Astrid had always scoffed at her eccentric mother's stories about killer unicorns. But when one of the monsters attacks her boyfriend—thereby ruining any chance of him taking her to the prom—Astrid finds herself headed to Rome to train as a unicorn hunter at the ancient cloisters the hunters have used for centuries.

However, at the cloisters all is not what it seems. Outside, the unicorns wait to attack. And within, Astrid faces other, unexpected threats: from the crumbling, bone-covered walls that vibrate with a terrible power to the hidden agendas of her fellow hunters to—perhaps most dangerously of all—her growing attraction to a handsome art student . . . an attraction that could jeopardize everything.

Added to the awesomeness of a book on KILLER UNICORNS (I like it better spelled in all caps like that. Don’t ask me why), in September a short story anthology called Zombies vs. Unicorns comes out. I don’t think I need to explain how happy that makes me. But just in case, check out this t-shirt I bought recently.

To celebrate the KILLER UNICORNS, I’m giving away two signed copies of Rampant. The lovely author was also so kind as to give me several of bookmarks, so I’ll be handing out five of those too.

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To enter:

Leave a comment on this post telling me whether you’re with the KILLER UNICORNS or with the zombies.

Please include your email address or another method of contact. Giveaway is open internationally. Comments will close on May 7 at 11:59pm EST, and I will notify the randomly selected winners via email.

Good luck!



And…just because…the culprit behind the fuzzy photo (well, and me with a chocolate peanut butter ice cream cone). Did I mention that Annapolis was fun? Because it was. *grin*

55 comments:

Inked Books said...

Awesome! I've been wanting to read this for a while!

Travis
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Deltay said...

Mmm - that's a tough one - but I'm going to have to go with killer unicorns ;)

I've heard so much great stuff about RAMPANT, so I'd love to be counted in :) Thanks!

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Cindy said...

Killer unicorns would kick zombie ass! The horn protects the brain, of course.

perian@telus.net

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Heck to the yeah on Killer Unicorns!! I've been wanting to read this book so thanks so much for hosting this awesome giveaway!

Amber
justyourtypicalbookblog(at)hotmail(dot)com

Inked Books said...

I totally forgot to answer the question.

I'm team zombie 100%, but open to the idea of zombie unicorns. :)

Juliana said...

KILLER UNICORNS, no doubt!

juiceb0xx at hotmail dot com

Liz said...

Definitely Team KILLER UNICORN!!
in fact a friend and I are already plotting on how to get one and we already have it named!

elb(dot)lizbrown(at)gmail(dot)com

alaska. said...

killer unicorns, clearly. they are always carrying a weapon that can destroy their opponent! they can fight alone, whereas zombies clearly gain force only en-masse. i mean, it's not even really a fair fight.

(please enter me! i so wish i could meet her!)

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Bunny B said...

I'm with killer unicorns! They're definitely smarter and faster than zombies :)
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Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

FAB post! Cute pics!
(not an entry)

Diana Peterfreund said...

I'm so jealous you got Annapolis ice cream! I was planning on it but we had to leave early.

Diana Peterfreund said...

I'm so jealous you got Annapolis ice cream! I was planning on it but we had to leave early.

Rachel Bateman said...

Woo-hoo! This has been on my to-be-read list for quite some time. Though, while I think killer unicorns are pretty epic, I think I am still on Team Zombie.

Rachel
(clicking my name will take you to my contact page.)

Emmagan said...

^^ KILLER UNICORNS are full of win ^^

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Sylvia said...

I haven't read any books about unicorns but despite that, I am still TEAM UNICORN *yay!!* simply because I love unicorns more:)

Thanks for this giveaway!:)

sylvia_uy4@yahoo.com

vvb32 reads said...

what a cool read. must read! my heart is still with the zombies ;-D
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Katherine Hazen said...

Can I go with zombie unicorns? :) I may be just a bit indecisive.

katherine (at) katherinehazen (d0t) com

Anonymous said...

Why, the killer unicorns of course.

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jpetroroy said...

Killer unicorns, without a doubt.

jpetroroy at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

As threatening as unicorns sound, I'm still leaning towards zombies... but that may be because my friend and I just had a conversation about zombies the other day :D

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Jessica Secret said...

Please enter me!

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Meghan said...

ZOMBIES!
Please enter me. :D

mdondero@sprynet.com

Jenny N. said...

Sorry but I'm on team Zombies

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throuthehaze said...

Killer Unicorns!!!
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

allisonrocks said...

I like killer unicorns, they seem more mysterious to me. XD
Allison
hyperallison@gmail.com

fredamans said...

Zombies eat brains, so I'm definitely for Killer Unicorns.....

Great contest.

freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

~The Book Pixie said...

Zombies are just too gross and bleghy for me. Definitely killer unicorns, which are not only cooler but more original.

Awesome contest; I hope I win cause I've really been wanting to read this book.

~Briana
thebookpixie[at]yahoo[dot]com

misskallie2000 said...

I am with the Killer Unicorns. Zombies are gross. yuck..

Would love to win.

Thanks for the awesome giveaway.


misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Kristen said...

Definitely team Unicorn! :-D

dragonzgoil at gmail dot com

elizabeth said...

I'm with the ZOMBIES!

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Brodie said...

So lucky you got to meet her! I've been wanting to read Rampant for a while, it sounds amazing!

Oh tough question... I think I'll have to go with Killer Unicorns. In the words of Dean Winchester "I hear that they ride on silver moonbeams and shoot rainbows out of their ass!" I'm willing to bet those rainbows have incredibly sharp speared ends that could pierce your heart in a colourful mix of hues!

I would love to win. Thanks!
hanging.by.a.moment_@hotmail.com

I Heart Book Gossip said...

What a great book to giveaway!

Please count me in.

cindyc725 at gmail dot com

Ruth said...

Oh come on, who WOULDN'T pick killer unicorns? You just can't beat the awesomeness of killer unicorns. Think of the cute little newborn unicorns, all fuzzy and knobbly-kneed and deadly... awwwww!

(I don't like leaving my email address in public comments, but a comment left at my blog phyntosia.blogspot.com will always find me. :)

~THE OPTIMISTIC PESSIMIST ~ said...

Geeeeze I got there right after DP left! I wandered around looking for her. And one of the authors at the signing area said.. ohhhh she is strikingly beautiful and wearing killer boots. :OP so to quote Maxwell Smart missed her by that much!~!
so Please enter me.
~Linda~
Lifkdasux at aol dot com

katie said...

There is no question. I am totally with killer unicorns. =]

Thanks for the giveaway!

katieb206@gmail.com

Mandy said...

I haven't read any killer unicorns yet *wink wink* so I have to go with zombies.
bratdownstairs@yahoo.com

Shy said...

I'm definitely on team Killer Unicorn! At least it looks even more graceful than the zombie *lol*

Thanks for this fab giveaway! Been wanting to read this one for awhile now.

Shy
shy8629(at)gmail(dot)com

LittleRaven said...

I'm with the unicorns; zombies are so overdone by now.

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BookLoss said...

Killer Unicorns because I am assuming that they are faster.

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Llehn said...

Killer unicorns are the new vampires!

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Steve Capell said...

Unicorns absolutely!

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Karen said...

Killer idea! Very interested to read this.

kzupancic[at]yahoo[dot]com

Cariadne said...

Unicorns! But mostly, I'm a fan of strong female characters that slay them.

c1pon[at]yahoo.com

Ginny said...

ummm... i LOVE this picture of you and John... i think it deserves some face time as your profile picture. for like.EVER. :D

Audrey; (AyC) said...

Well, I would die first in a Zombie Apocalypse, but I would also get killed by a Killer Unicorn... I have to say Zombie, lol

mangoes_7@hotmail.com

Nina said...

Oh, man. Zombies all the way. I mean, love Diana Peterfreund, but unicorns just can't strike fear into my heart like the undead.

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Lasha said...

I been wanting to read this book, so i have to say im with the killing unicorns, sounds like fun!!! Thanks for the giveaway.



Lasha
arudd908@gmail.com

Peaceful Reader said...

This is a tough one. I want to read the book but don't want to be anything that begins with the word "killer" -it does not match up with peaceful reader:) I'll have to go with zombies...

would love to win either way...mcmholt [at] gmail [dot] com

sRy_ said...

killer unicorns, of course^^

Lindsay's Photographys said...

I want to win this book sooooo bad!!
I go with KILLER UNICORNS!!!

-Lindsay

lindsay15phoot@gmail.com

Tia said...

Oh, totally with the unicorns. They may be deadly, but at least they're pretty and deadly...

tiasbook AT gmail DOT com

seraphiumblue said...

Zombies and Unicorns?! Zombie Unicorns!! This is making my Wednesday Humpday a lot better - and even more joyous if I were to receive a gift copy... :)

Amanda Shoemaker

seraphiumblue at yahoo dot com

okbolover said...

I'd go for the killer unicorns..zombies aren't smart enough I suppose...

sensitivemuse at gmail dot com

okbolover said...

I'd go for killer unicorns. They're probably smarter than zombies.

sensitivemuse at gmail dot com

BookMac said...

Killer Unicorns all the way!

Thank you!

bookmac13@gmail.com

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