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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Giveaway: No Mercy by Sherrilyn Kenyon

As all of you hardcore fans know, Sherrilyn’s latest book, No Mercy, releases today! To celebrate the occasion, I have 1 copy to giveaway to a lucky reader, but before getting into the details, here’s more info about the book!


Live fast, fight hard and if you have to die then take as many of your enemies with you as you can. That is the Amazon credo and it was one Samia lived and died by. Now in contemporary New Orleans, the immortal Amazon warrior is about to learn that there’s a worse evil coming to slaughter mankind than she’s ever faced before.

Shapeshifter Dev Peltier has stood guard at the front of Sanctuary for almost two hundred years and in that time, he’s seen it all. Or so he thought. Now their enemies have discovered a new source of power- one that makes a mockery of anything faced to date.

The war is on and Dev and Sam are guarding ground zero. But in order to win, they will have to break the most cardinal of all rules and pray it doesn’t unravel the universe as we know it.


It does sound pretty awesome!

I have a confession and a question for you guys. I admit it, I’ve never read any of Sherrilyn’s books *shame on me*, do you think I can read No Mercy without having read the previous books? Or would I be completely at loss?


Now onto the giveaway!

Many a Kenyon fan has said that that they have found sanctuary in her books throughout the years. Her fans also know about The Sanctuary, the fictional New Orleans bar in the Dark-Hunter world. Avid readers will often say that books provide a great retreat…that the release of a new book from a favorite author can make one’s day…that there’s nothing better than suspending disbelief and allowing oneself to sink into a storyline or a fantasy world.

The Publishers wants to know  what’s your sanctuary? Perhaps it’s playing Rock Band on Xbox or settling into an episode of Star Trek. Perhaps you love spin class or heading to the park to sketch.

So my question is, what’s your sanctuary and why.

Randomly selected readers will receive a copy of NO MERCY.

To enter, answer the question in a comment with a way to contact you (if your email is in your google profile, it’s ok)

Open to US & Canada only

Ends September 21st, 2010.

Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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  1. My room is my sanctuary. I like to crawl into bed with a good book or my computer, and just kind of hang out with myself. It's my safe place.


  2. Hi Tynga,
    I am a BIG Dark Hunter fan and I have read all of the books. I highly suggest you tackling this series! It is awesome!! I am afraid that picking up the series at this book would leave you highly confused about the world and the characters since the books have all built on the previous ones. As far as my sanctuary... it would have to be my favorite reading spot! I have a shaded swing in my yard that is my got-to spot for relaxation and escape. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  3. My sanctuary is my library room. It is filled with my books and when I reread an old favourite it is like spending time with a good friend. And I have lots of books that I like to reread.
    lynnflagler at yahoo dot com

  4. My sanctuary is whatever book I find myself lost in. I love to read for escapism, and occasionally for learning. I'm not familiar with Kenyon's books, but am always looking for new-to-me authors to read.

    Thanks for the consideration

    soapboxinmymind at yahoo dot com


  5. My sanctuary is my office because I have my desk and computer, and I'm surrounded by my many shelves of books, as well as all of the little things I've collected that make it my place to feel calm and comfortable.

  6. Well, I don't think you would be TOO too lost, but quite possibly a little.

    My Sanctuary? Reading, of course; how can one not find sanctuary in delving into a world where you KNOW that good almost always will triumph over evil, love is the most powerful thing ever, and the people are usually funny, hot, and good people? lol

    But I also find sanctuary while writing. For me, it is a way to find a small amount of control that I would never have in real life (not that things in my stories always work out how I want them to; usually my characers become rather... independent, lol!) but I also find comfort in what I do. I plot and plan and I know, no matter how bad things get in my story, that the ending WILL be happy. I get really close to my characters, I have to know them well to be able to write them, and I just find such... comfort and something soothing about sitting down at the end of the day to type out a few pages of a whole nother world.

    So yeah. Writing would be my sanctuary. (And reading... but that's a given!)

    I can't remember if my google profile has my email or not, so here it is: bibliocrazed@gmail.com

  7. My sanctuary is in my bed reading a good book! tWarner419@aol.com

  8. My Sanctuary has always been a book and time to read it.
    And I Love Sherrilyn Kenyons Dark hunters alot and I'm sher to love this book.

  9. I love to write. I couldn't imagine not writing and don't know what I did before I found that love. I also play Call of Duty on the PS3 to blow off steam. So my sanctuary would be my living room with both my laptop and a controller within reach.

    -Lisa B.
    angel28140 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  10. My santuary is sitting down with a good book. It has been that way, since I was really young.

  11. Reading and hearing music because it helps me relax.

  12. my sanctuary is anywhere I am alone with a book. Now that the weather is getting cooler I will be on the front porch swing (alone) reading .

    I haven't read any of Kenyon's books yet either. I have the first one in my TBR pile though.

  13. Hi Tynga! I love this series (not just b/c it's set in New Orleans, LOL!) and have been looking forward to Dev's story.

    I think if you haven't read the other books you *could* read this one but I don't think you'd really get a feel for the worldbuilding and other characters. It's a great series, you should give it a go!

    Oh - and it's funny you asked about Sanctuary, hubs and I had this discussion over the weekend - my sanctuary is my books. It's a quick escape from the stress in life :)

    bookaddictpatti at cox dot net

  14. My sanctuary is my books. I love reading books. I love reading for hours on end. I love being lost in the book in another world. It distracts me from the real world. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

  15. My sanctuary is my yard. I love sitting on the deck by the pool reading a good book.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  16. My coach with a game controlled, book or good movie. All while petting my cat and snacking.

    robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

  17. My sanctuary is my reading futon wrapped in a blanket and my kitty sitting near me, reading a good book.


  18. Music is my sanctuary, with books and the gym coming up as a close second.

    Honestly, Tynga you could probably read this book without missing too much. I've only read the first 2 in this series and even had I not read them in order I would have been able to follow what's going on.

    Thanks for the contest! And I hope you do start the series and read this book :) It's a great series!

    (Findtimetoread @gmail.com)

  19. My santuary is the corner of my patio where I can curl up on my glider with a good book and a cool drink.
    troublelore at gmail dot com

  20. My bedroom is my sanctuary, with episodes of Buffy playing on the tv.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  21. My sanctuary is my bedroom with a good book. I agree with most of the followers that you could jump in with this book and not be out of the loop. This is a great series and a great author.

  22. My bedroom is my sanctuary. I can relax and shut out the world there.


  23. Mine is a good book with no distractions.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  24. High in the mountains I prefer Aspen trees and Ponderosa pines.

    ahhh, now I need to get outa town! ;)


  25. I follow.....dor
    My santuary is the bush by the water. Why? No people, just wilderness and animals...and pure heaven.

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  26. My sanctuary is in my bedroom, laying on my bed reading a great book.

  27. My sanctuary is my bedroom reading a book. When the kids are distracted and I have time to myself, I love to curl up with a book and get lost in it. There's nothing better. :D


  28. My sanctuary is a bench on the riverwalk where I can look out into the river and read a book. It's quiet and very calming.


  29. My balcony, on the barcalounger with a book! Peace and quiet and time to myself!

    Email address:

  30. My sanctuary is my craft room/office. I crank up the music (heavy metal/hard rock) and can forget about my stress. Reading does it too, but that's usually done in my chaise or on my porch :)

  31. My sanctuary is a hot bath with a book and a cold drink. Everyone knows to leave me alone when I am in the tub so I can relax.

    bbricke AT yahoo DOT com

  32. I know this is so lame and so cliche, but my sanctuary is IN books! I usually read in bed at night, but seriously, that is what I do to GET AWAY. Plus, it helps shut down my mind and sleep easier. :)

    Thanks Tynga!
    SmashAttackReads at gmail dot com

  33. My sanctuary is my bed with a good book and my little chihuahua.

    jellybelly82158 at gmail dot com

  34. My sanctuary is my study where all my books are and my comfy couch. The perfect place to read!

    spettolij AT gmail DOT com

  35. My sanctuary would be the living room late at night, everyone else tucked in bed. I love to listen to my audiobooks while wandering around the place, or reading on the sofa, my legs up in the air, propped against the wall. =D

    I've only read the first two books in the series, but the promise of Acheron's book has me determined to continue :)

  36. Please enter me


    To answer your questions, I would think that would be obvious. Reading is my sanctuary, it allows me to go somewhere else, be someone else, feel something else for a short period of time.

  37. My bedroom is my sanctuary. When I need a little me time, I hideaway in my room with my laptop or a book.

    Thanks for the great giveaway. I've read all of the Dark Hunter novels except this last one.


  38. My sanctuary is going to my room at night and reading before I go to bed. It's so nice and relaxing for me.

  39. I am a big dark hunter fan - fell in love with the series within the first chapter of book 1 ;).

    My sanctuary would be my back porch (I enjoy the peace and quiet found there) and also my bed (nothing like snuggling in with a good book at night until I'm to tired to keep my eyes open).

    Pam S
    pams00 @ aol.com

  40. My sanctuary is being in my room curled up on the bed reading a book. It is a way for me to relax and take a break from the world :)

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  41. Love the Dark Hunter series! One of my favorites and I got my friend & her mom addicted to them. :-)

    My sanctuary is sitting back in a recliner and reading.



  42. My recliner and a great book is my sanctuary.

  43. My computer chair because it helps me relax and thats where I read all my books.

  44. My own little mind. I can create my world.

    I'm not crazy. I'm just a little unwell.

    ntaylor228 at yahoo dot com

  45. My room is my sanctuary. It's a quiet place where I can read.

  46. My room is my sanctuary until my husband finishes the library.

  47. Gardening is my sanctuary. I am constantly outside pulling weeds, planting, digging up bad grass and replanting the good, watering, and just walking around my yard. I guess I have been out so much this summer I look like I have spent hours getting my suntan. lol But I got it free with my gardening. Of course my hands look like heck.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

  48. My Sanctuary is the library. I have a separate little corner towards the back that I always go to. I know the librarians, and I always pull my bean bag up over there and they're okay with it. :) It's secluded, and since the library is so quiet, it's a great place to read and let myself go without worrying about screaming babies or my mom nagging at me or my brother/sister-in-law fighting all the time.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win!


  49. My sanctuary is a really comfy chair in my bedroom - nice and roomy with an ottoman in front of the window for light or a nice lamp when the sun goes down.

    Please enter me in your giveaway.

    budletsmom at yahoo dot com

  50. My sanctuary is anywhere I can curl up with a good book.

    nicoleashley2288 @ yahoo.ca

  51. My recliner with a good book...and peace and quiet if I can get it. Kenyon rocks!


    BookNoise at gmail dot com

  52. My sanctuary is my bedroom where I can read or watch TV mostly in peace and quiet.

  53. Hiya Tynga,

    My sanctuary is between the pages of a good book. There's nothing like the feeling of escaping the realities of life, and enjoying a good tome.


  54. May sound cheesy but my sanctuary is out on my back deck sitting under the umbrella during the middle of a work week when it's so quiet reading a great book and drinking my diet Sunkist. Thanks for the giveaway

  55. My sanctuary is my bed. No matter what is going on, I always feel better if I curl up under the blankets with a good book (and maybe a teddy bear too)
    Thanks for the opportunity :)
    kirsten.jason.2010 at gmail dot com

  56. Mine would be the office/reading room...or on a nice day in my sun room with a good book!

    Once Upon A Chapter

  57. My santuary is when I go camping with my husband, he usually falls asleep first, and I LOVE sitting by the fire in the dark out in the woods. That is my lovely me time.

  58. my sanctuary is anywhere i can read a good book!!! i totally block everything and everyone out!!!


    thank you

  59. My bedroom, no doubt. Second would be my iPod, my best escape is through music.

    patronus90-13 at yahoo dot com

  60. My room is definitely my sanctuary or more specifically my laptop in my room. I tend to eat most of my meals in my room and read my books here but on my laptop is where I watch many of my favourite shows, talk to my friends who live far away from me and play on photoshop because I love to make graphics :)

    You can read a lot of the beginning Dark Hunter books out of order but the later ones are very woven together so I think you would be a bit lost if you started the series from No Mercy because a lot of new elements are being introduced into the story.



  61. My sanctuary is the stage, I always feel so safe there.


  62. My sanctuary is in my bedroom putting together jigsaw puzzles. I'ts relaxing and I love seeing the finished product.
    mizztuts AT bellsouth DOT net

  63. My sanctuary is this little niche I found at my local library--totally secluded, really comfy chair, and right by a window so the sun shines in. The perfect place to read a really good book. :) I'm pretty sure I've fallen asleep there a couple times, too. :)