Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Great Read Giveaway: Ondine by Ebony McKenna

Every now and then you come across a book that makes you laugh out loud, cheer for the characters, and wish there were more pages long after you turn the last one. Ondine: The Summer Of Shambles was one of those special novels. If you enjoyed The Princess Bride or Ella Enchanted then this book is one you have to read. I was drawn in from the very first page and each page after that only drew me in deeper. It is one of the best novels I read in 2010. What makes this book even more special is the fabulous, supportive lady who wrote it. Ebony McKenna is one of those authors who reaches out to others and makes everyone around her smile. Here is a bit about Ondine:

Ondine de Groot is a normal fifteen-year-old who lives with her family in the European country of Brugel. She has a pet ferret called Shambles. But Shambles is no ordinary ferret... He's Hamish McPhee, a boy cursed by a witch. A witch who happens to be related to Ondine.

We love this book and this author so much that we're going to giveaway a copy to one of you! All you have to do is be a follower and leave a comment on this post. Here is what you can do to gain extra entries:

+1 for being a follower and commenting
+2 for entering here and on Heather's Odyssey where Heather is giving away a copy of Ondine: The Autumn Palace (Book 2).  (see her post tomorrow)
+3 for tweeting or blogging about the giveaway.
+4 for placing a link on the sidebar of your blog about the giveaway.

That's a possible total of 10 entries! Be sure to provide links to the places you tweeted or blogged about the giveaway and total up your points in your comment. You have until June 28th. The winner will be announced here on June 29th! Best of luck to all of you! Ebony has decided to sweeten the deal and will be giving away two ebook copies of Ondine: The Summer Of Shambles here and two ebook copies of Ondine: The Autumn Palace on Heather's Odyssey. That makes a total of six winners! Be sure to let us know if you have an ereader or not so we know whether to enter you for both the paperback and the ebook.


  1. Whoever wins this book is in for a treat. Ebony and her writing are wonderful, and what a fun story!

  2. I already entered on Heather's. I am a new follower and I tweeted @DorineWhite. 6 points. dorwh at aol dot com

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  4. +1 Thanks for the giveaway! I have an ereader (Nook) :)
    GFC Follower - Memrie
    +2 Entered The Autumn Palace Giveaway
    +3 Tweeted -!/darkangel231988/status/81038170443104258
    +4 Put the giveaway on the sidebar of my blog


  5. 6 points for me - follower, entering on blogs, and tweeting! I love Ebony! Can't wait to read her books.

  6. This looks like such a fun read!
    I'm going to link this on my sidebar and enter on Heather's blog too.

    I guess that +7!

  7. I already see potential drama and tension from the blurb.

    It's a +2 for me! :)

  8. I'm here from Heather's blog. Count me in!

  9. I'm a new follower, thanks to Heather's blog. I would LOVE a copy of this book.

  10. You know I'll do it all for you ladies.... not too worry.
    I'll post my links when I'm finished!

  11. Hooray Heather and the Critique Sisters,
    Good luck everyone :-D

  12. new follower, and entered on Heather's Odyssey :)
    sadly no e-reader for me...i love the feel of a proper book!

  13. Thanks for the book idea - I hadn't heard of this one, but it sounds great (and I LOVE Princess Bride!). My birthday's next week and don't tell my dad, but my mom let slip that he got me a Kindle. So - I love books, but I'm happy about my soon-to-be-birthday-gift!!

  14. Entered on Heather's blog...will tweet and FB as well!

  15. This book sounds great!
    gfc - Marjie Pride
    entered on heather's blog

  16. Fantastic Heather! I'm off to tweet. Ebony's books are going to fly off the shelf! Thanks for supporting another great author.

    Good luck ebony! Looking forward to reading the trilogy! There will be a third published.

  17. Always love a good recommendation and a good read. Thanks.

  18. I've tweeted and retweeted!! :D

  19. Hi, I'm a follower of both Critique Sisters Corner and Heather's Odyssey and have comments on both posts. I've tweeted the contest at @Michelle_Fayard and have placed a link at the top of my blog's sidebar; the address is

    Although this adds up to a +10, I think the real tens are the Critique Sisters and Ebony, for being so supportive of one another, and everyone else who's commented on these posts.

    Ebony, I would be glad to do a review of your book and follow it with an interview similar to what author Elizabeth Varadan and I did on my blog the last post of May and the first two posts of June. If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, I'd love to do it! My e-mail address is mefayard(at)yahoo(dot)com. Either way, I'll be cheering you on!


  20. what a great giveaway you're doing!

    +6 following, tweeting, commenting at Heather's!/sophthewriter/status/82026543483854848

  21. Thanks for hosting this contest! I hope Ebony's 3rd book gets to be released smoothly.

    +1 for being a follower and commenting

    +2 for entering here and on Heather's Odyssey where Heather is giving away a copy of Ondine: The Autumn Palace (Book 2).

    +3 for tweeting about the giveaway.

    +4 for placing a link on the sidebar of your blog about the giveaway.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  22. You had me at Princess Bride. 10 points total for me, see tweet/blog links below!/ElizaTilton/status/83288602083205120

    I do not have an e-reader.

  23. Awesome giveaway! escagnel04 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  24. +1 For following and commenting
    +2 For entering The Autumn Place giveaway
    +3 For tweeting:!/MLStoughton/status/85511696600412160
    +4 For linking on my blog:
    That's a total of 10

    I do have an ereader (Nook)

  25. One day left, whew!

    Tweeted about it, followed blog and posted here.

    I love Ebony McKenna and it would be beyond cool to win a copy of her book.

  26. I'm following as Cassandra Hernandez.
    Entered other giveaway too.
    Sidebar link at my blog:

  27. Thank you for participating and helping out our friend. You peeps are the best! The contest is now closed. Check back tomorrow for the announcement of the winners!