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Giveaway time! 5.000+ views

Giveaway time! 5.000+ views

Brilliant Years has reached 5.000 visits! My blog is still small, and not very often visited, so to me 5.000 visitors is a milestone 🙂

So… thank you everyone! Thank you to my loyal visitors, my occasional visitors, and my first time visitors! I really appreciate you all!

And like I promised in a previous post, I want to thank you all with a giveaway. To celebrate, I will be giving away presents!

5.000+ views giveaway

The prize
Two winners can pick one book that I have read in 2014, including books I will read between now and the end of the giveaway. Here’s a complete list of books I read this year! Want to know what I thought of each and every book? All my ratings can be found on Goodreads! The only ‘rule’ for picking is that the book must be available on Book Depository.

The rules
– You must be over 13 years of age
– One entry per person
– Be a subscriber to this blog (i.e. via Bloglovin’, Twitter or RSS)
– Winners must respond to my e-mail within 48 hours
– Open internationally, as long as Book Depository ships to your country!

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Some of my favourite books of this year, that you could possibly pick!

Rebecca The Restaurant of Love Regained Harmony The Grand Sophy
Daughter of Smoke and Bone Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Krabat Ask the Passengers

[Review & Giveaway] The Vintner’s Luck

[Review & Giveaway] The Vintner’s Luck

[Review & Giveaway] The Vintner’s LuckThe Vintner's Luck by Elizabeth Knox
Series: Vintner's Luck #1
Published by Vintage on June 2009 (first published 1998)
Genres: Fantasy, Historical fiction, LGBT+
Pages: 256
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five-stars

One drunk night Sobran Jodeau, 18 years old and madly in love with Celeste, stumbles into an angel. The angel Xas promises to return on the same day one year later to toast to Sobran's marriage.

I read The Vintner’s Luck last December during my Christmas break and I got completely absorbed by this beautiful novel. The story, which takes place in the French countryside among the vineyards, spans the life of Sobran Jodeau, son of a vintner. From the night Sobran first (quite literally) stumbles into Xas, they meet time and time again and their relationship develops into one of love.

This is probably one of the most perfect, finished novels I have ever read. The character development in this novel is amazing, even for side characters. Not to mention the ambiance of French summers, vineyards and wine making. This novel covers every aspect of life, setbacks as well as successes, without ever hitting clichés.

I received this book in a giveaway hosted by a blogger who loves the book dearly. After reading the book I feel exactly the same. I have come to adore this book and I want to pass it on…

So I have decided to give away one copy of The Vintner’s Luck!

GIVEAWAY: The Vintner's Luck

This book is a prefect read for the LGBT Month. It is not a book that generally pops up as one of the usual suspects in the genre. That doesn’t make it an unknown book, but I would love for it to get a little more attention anyway!

Everyone participating in the LGBT Month hosted by Cayce @ Fighting Dreamer and Laura @ Laura Plus Books can enter. I am willing to ship anywhere in the world, so there are no restrictions to your location!

The rules:

  • You must be over 13 years of age.
  • One entry per person.
  • Be a subscriber to this blog (i.e. via Bloglovin’, Twitter or RSS)

You can earn extra entries by:

  • Participating in LGBT Month
  • Recommending an LGBT (themed) book in the comments of this blog post
  • Tweeting about the event
  • Tweeting about this giveaway
  • Winners must respond to my e-mail within 48 hours
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    The Literary Others: Giovanni’s Room giveaway (October 3 – October 8)

    The Literary Others: Giovanni’s Room giveaway (October 3 – October 8)

    Roof Beam Reader‘s The Literary Others October event has started. (You can still sign up here and the Master Post is here!) And I am excited to announce that I will be hosting a giveaway!

    I will be giving away three copies of James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room (this edition is part of Penguin’s ‘Great Loves’ series). I have picked this book because Adam over at Roof Beam Reader highly recommends it. And I absolutely agree with Adam! I only recently began reading it myself (slightly ahead of the event) and it really leaves an impression. Moreover, I noticed quite a number of people participating in the event have shown an interest in reading it.

    Everyone participating in The Literary Others event can enter. I am willing to ship anywhere in the world, so there are no restrictions on your location.

    The rules:

    1. You must be over 13 years of age.
    2. One entry form per person.
    3. You can earn extra entries by (see form):
      – Recommending an LGBT (themed) book in the comments of this blog post.
      – Subscribing to this blog.
      – Tweeting about the event.
      – Tweeting about this giveaway.
    4. Winners must respond to my e-mail within 48 hours.

    [edit] Entries are closed. Winners will receive notice later today (October 9th)!
    Giveaway will take place October 3 – October 8.