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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The 18th: Ode to Poe

It's time for the next contest for the big bash! A few quick reminders!  If you want extra entries towards each contest you enter you must fill out the FORM!  Also get those cover re-design entries in!  Remember it is international as well.  You can enter multiple entries for fun, but you must clarify which one you would like for me to judge.  If you still wish to put your creative mind to use then check out the info HERE!

And onto today's contest!  I recently finished Nevermore.  I. Totally.  Loved. It.  So in love in fact that I decided that I'd add it as a prize to the bash.  All you have to do to win a brand spankin new copy is 1. be a follower and 2. tell me your favorite Poe poem or story.  I'm a huge fan of Poe and I thought it would be fun to know everyone's favorite.  Just leave a comment on this post with your contact info!  The cover art and synopsis follow! 

And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming,
And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted - nevermore!
— from "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe
Cheerleader Isobel Lanley is horrified when she is paired with Varen Nethers for an English project, which is due—so unfair—on the day of the rival game. Cold and aloof, sardonic and sharp-tongued, Varen makes it clear he’d rather not have anything to do with her either. But when Isobel discovers strange writing in his journal, she can’t help but give this enigmatic boy with the piercing eyes another look.  Soon, Isobel finds herself making excuses to be with Varen. Steadily pulled away from her friends and her possessive boyfriend, Isobel ventures deeper and deeper into the dream world Varen has created through the pages of his notebook, a realm where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life.  As her world begins to unravel around her, Isobel discovers that dreams, like words, hold more power than she ever imagined, and that the most frightening realities are those of the mind. Now she must find a way to reach Varen before he is consumed by the shadows of his own nightmares.
His life depends on it.

 

12 comments:

Ricki said...

Last month I directed a play that was a compilation of 3 Poe works. Before that, I had never heard of "The Black Cat", but I have got to say that is one freaky story - the cat adds a dimension that is missing from similar stories such as "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Cask of Amatillo".
I'm a follower.
rickimc[at]aol[dot]com

jecca said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
im a follower

My favorite Poe story is "The Tell-Tale Heart"

jessica b
jecca.0104@gmail.com

Brooke said...

The Tell-Tale Heart is the first thing I ever read by Poe, and it's also my favorite.

Thanks so much!
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PinkStuff28 said...

I tottaly adore The Sleeper .


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Mg (LWS) said...

I'd have to say "The Tell Tall Heart" since it's the only thing I've read by Poe thus far.

~Andrea
loud.words.and.sounds@gmail.com

Ashley (Ashley's Bookshelf) said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I know this sounds bad, but I have not read any Poe ;(

I really like the sound of The Tell-Tale Heart.

ashleysbookshelf at gmail dot com

Euphoria13 said...

I the poem "The Raven"

I remember reading it in High School and memorizing it :)

It's awesome reciting it!

I'm DYING to read Nevermore! Thank you for the contest!

-Mevurah

theheartofdreams(at)live(dot)com

Kat said...

"The Raven" is my favorite Poe poem. I was a little scared after my mom first read it to me when I was younger, but now I absolutely love it. My second favorite poem is probably "Annabel Lee", and my favorite story is "The Black Cat". Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Belle Découverte said...

My favorite is the classic "The Raven." I remember reading it in high school and loving every word of it. I still remember most of it today.

Nevermore sounds great, thanks for the chance to win.

bdecouverte@gmail.com

♥Iffath said...

I really like the poem 'A Dream Within a Dream'

Thank you for the giveaway, I've wanted to read Nevermore for ages! xo

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Brodie said...

I'm with Ashley on this one - I've never read any of his poems *hides*. That's not to say I don't want to though! And because you've turned the big 1-8 this year and because Nevermore sounds fantastic, I'm going to go look up some of his poems in honour of an amazing blogger and what sounds to be an amazing book :D

Thanks!
hanging.by.a.moment_@hotmail.com

Kailia Sage said...

Thanks for the contest!

twilightforever.edward at gmail dot com