Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Would You Like a Relic?

That's right. I'm giving away a Relic! *laughs at my little joke* I found it so funny when I was at The King's English last week and walked up to the counter where stacks of Renee Collin's beautiful new book were waiting for customers in preparation for her signing. My friends and I took turns ordering. "I'd like a Relic." "I'd like two Relics." Maybe I was the only one giggling about this, I don't know.

Anyway, as luck would have it, I won an extra Relic! It's a rare ARC. Let me hear those ooohs and aaahs. And I have a Griffin card to go along with it. You should know that Griffin is a type of magical relic in Renee's awesome alternate western YA fantasy. Griffin relics allow the wielder to manipulate the air around an object so they can move it. Want to more? Win my raffle. Or better yet, buy the book and read it for yourself. (But you should still enter my raffle.)

How do you enter this raffle, you ask? You leave a comment. That's it. I'm easy. If you're feeling extra cool, you can tell me what kind of relic you'd want, if any kind of relic were possible. To spark some ideas, I can tell you some of the relics in Renee's book allow you to breathe underwater or become invisible. EDIT: Please leave your email address in your comment so I know how to reach you. You can write it all cryptic-like so the evil minions of the Internet don't exploit your information (i.e., johnsmith AT gmail DOT com, or whatever).

So let's do this! Have your comment entries in by Tuesday, September 24th, and I'll announce the random winner the next morning. This contest is limited to people in the U.S. Sorry, international folks. I'm poor. Here's a pretty pic of what you will win, followed by more info on Renee's book (she read the first chapter aloud at her party, and WOW), and fun pics from her signing.

After a raging fire consumes her town and kills her parents, Maggie Davis is on her own to protect her younger sister and survive the best she can in the Colorado town of Burning Mesa. In Maggie’s world, the bones of long-extinct magical creatures such as dragons and sirens are mined and traded for their residual magical elements, and harnessing these relics’ powers allows the user to wield fire, turn invisible, or heal even the worst of injuries.

When she proves to have a particular skill at harnessing the relics’ powers, Maggie is whisked away to be trained in the world of relic magic. But when mysterious fires reappear in neighboring towns, Maggie finds she must use her powers to discover who is channeling relic magic for evil before it's too late.

We all have Relics!
Pretty and hilarious Renee
Me 'n' Renee 'n' Relic
Don't ask about the frog puppets.


  1. I would definitely love to have a relic that allowed me to manipulate objects with my mind. I would have a blast with that one!
    Thank you for the giveaway. (:

  2. Ah, want to read this so badly! The concept of relics are so cool! What TYPE of relic would I want...this is hard because there are SOOO many options, but I think having the ability to accomplish anything with your mind would be awesome-er than most things ;)

  3. Sweet giveaway! And yeah, the invisible relic would be awesome, cause then I could be naked all the time, haha.

  4. Yes, I want this book. Renee was my class leader at LDStorymakers and I want to get her book. ARCs are extra cool. And relics, woot!
    If I had a relic, it would be one to help me sleep well in all conditions. Waking up in the night and being unable to fall asleep are my new tormentors. Go away sleeplessness. I have a relic:D

  5. Oh my gosh I want to read this SO BAD. I've wanted to read it since the day the deal was announced, so it's been a while :) As a Utah girl and Wild West fanatic, as well as fantasy/steampunk nerd, this sounds exactly like my kind of book!


  6. I still love the frogs. You all look awesome--much better than my staring off into space in the background of that first picture. :D

    I love Renee's relic cards--they are so amazing. The griffin is my favorite, though.

  7. I'd love to be able to teleport!


  8. Gah! I want this so bad! :D
    Oh relics...hmmmm...well, Excalibur would be awesome. Does that count? If I were to make up one, I would say something that would give me the ability to harness electricity. That would awesome.

    email: apatterson at dyadicechoes(dot)com

  9. I'm helping Amy Ottoloni out here. She tried to comment on the blog here, but with no success. She did leave me a Facebook comment, though, so I'm going to call it good. Consider this your entry, Amy! :-)

  10. I would need a relic that allowed me to pause time. There just aren't enough hours in the day.... spooksea@gmail.com

  11. Sounds like a great read. Plus, it's set in my home state. Bonus!

    As far as relics--pausing time would be awesome. I'd also like to be invisible. You know, when I just need my kids to give me a tiny minute to myself. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

    jerilyn.patterson at gmail(dot)com

  12. I would like a relic that seizes the time or flies me to the movie theater. Awesome giveaway, Katie!

    lpmoviegoer (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  13. I would love a relic that would let me teleport. No more long car rides or traffic jams. Thanks for the giveaway :)

    letty1614 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  14. I would love a copy! I used to know Renee. agazdik@columbus.rr.com

    1. Just realized I entered my old email... please use agazdik07@gmail.com Thanks!

  15. Ooh, I want to read this! I'd want some kind of teleportation relic - I'm always running late and never, NEVER accurately plan for travel time! *sigh I need to work on that. Or find a relic!

    I'm at deduvick (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks for this chance!

  16. I would love a relic (and a copy of Relic!) that would allow me to heal others. I am glad I found this when I did. I just barely missed the local book signing and am still bummed about it!

    My email is disgruntledmom (at) gmail (dot to the) com