Wednesday, June 11, 2008

"House of Dark Shadows" and "Watcher in the Woods" Double Giveaway!

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing a double pair

House of Dark Shadows
Watcher In The Woods
(Books 1 and 2 in the Dreamhouse Kings Series)

Thomas Nelson (May 6, 2008)


Robert Liparulo


Robert is an award-winning author of over a thousand published articles and short stories. He is currently a contributing editor for New Man magazine. His work has appeared in Reader's Digest, Travel & Leisure, Modern Bride, Consumers Digest, Chief Executive, and The Arizona Daily Star, among other publications. In addition, he previously worked as a celebrity journalist, interviewing Stephen King, Tom Clancy, Charlton Heston, and others for magazines such as Rocky Road, Preview, and L.A. Weekly.

Robert is an avid scuba diver, swimmer, reader, traveler, and a law enforcement and military enthusiast. He lives in Colorado with his wife and four children.

Robert's first novel painted a scenario so frighteningly real that six Hollywood producers were bidding on movie rights before the novel was completed. His acclaimed debut novel, Comes A Horseman, is being made into a major motion picture by producer Mace Neufeld and his short story "Kill Zone" was featured in the anthology Thriller, edited by James Patterson.

Bob has sold the film rights to his second book, GERM. And he is writing the screenplay for a yet-to-be-written political thriller, which sold to Phoenix Pictures, for Andrew Davis (The Fugitive, The Guardian) to direct!

And his third book Deadfall. debuted to rave reviews!


House of Dark Shadows
(Dreamhouse Kings Book 1)

Dream house...or bad dream?
When the Kings move from L.A. to a secluded small town, fifteen-year-old Xander is beyond disappointed. He and his friends loved to create amateur films . . . but the tiny town of Pinedale is the last place a movie buff and future filmmaker wants to land.

But he, David, and Toria are captivated by the many rooms in the old Victorian fixer-upper they moved into--as well as the heavy woods surrounding the house.

They soon discover there's something odd about the house. Sounds come from the wrong directions. Prints of giant, bare feet appear in the dust. And when David tries to hide in the linen closet, he winds up in locker 119 at his new school.

Then the really weird stuff kicks in: they find a hidden hallway with portals leading off to far-off places--in long-ago times. Xander is starting to wonder if this kind of travel is a teen's dream come true . . . or his worst nightmare.

Watcher In The Woods
(Dreamhouse Kings Book 2)

It's not just the house that's keeping secrets.
Pretending everything's all right is harder than it sounds. But the Kings know that even if they told the truth about the bizarre things happening in their house, no one would believe them. They're hyper-focused on rescuing their lost family member before anyone finds out what's going on.

But when a stranger shows up to take their house, their options start dwindling fast. Why would he be so interested in a run-down old place? And what secret is he hiding--just as he hides the scars that crisscross his body?

The mystery gets stranger with each passing day. Will the Kings be able to find a way to harness the house's secrets and discover who is watching their every move before another gets snatched into an unknown world?

The Dreamhouse Kings Series has three contests that you will not want to miss...Dream the Scene, a weekly "Thanks For Reading Trivia contest, and the Dreamhouse Kings Street Team contest. There are also free bookplates that you can request, and a chapter of each book that you can download!

You can get all those goodies HERE.

The book links are:

Well, earlier I reviewed the 1st book and I'll be reviewing the 2nd book in more detail in July so I'm just going to sum them both up this time with a couple quick statements.

I really think you'll love these books if:
  1. You can think outside the box
  2. You like mystery/suspense
  3. You like books that keep you turning the pages, quickly!
  4. You are prepared to be left hanging until books #3 & #4 come out in January
If you can agree with those things then these books would be perfect for you - I loved them!

I am going to do a double giveaway on these books - leave a comment telling me where you would go if you could go anywhere in the world for a short visit. Be sure to leave your email addy on the post and I will pull for a winner of both books! They are beautiful hardback books too :-) So be sure to enter and have a chance to win!


Carolynn W. said...

If I could go anywhere in the world I would love to go to Prince Edward Island in Canada. I've always loved seeing pictures of the beautiful red sand and the ocean.
These books sound fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win!

diane said...

Thanks for this wonderful opportunity. Looks great.
My heart is set on going to Italy. The romance, culture and history have interested me for a long time. I would appreciate a trip there.
BTW I have been to P.E.I. many years ago.bencanada1(at)yahoo(dot)com

petite said...

Anywhere is the world is a wonderful wish. I have a longing to go to Israel. This would be a dream come true. The historical significance and the changes that have taken place I would love to tour and take it all in.
Thanks for this great giveaway.

ruth said...

When I think of wonderful destinations that would be meaningful and fascinating to visit it has to be Southern France and Northern Italy. This part of the continent appeals to me greatly. Your giveaways are lovely. thanks.

alissa said...

This question is timely and resounds with me. Never having had the opportunity, travel is my number one objective in life. I feel it would be so beneficial and broaden my horizons. If I could visit one place it would have to be the entire country of Italy. Charming towns, historical beauty and culinary delights.
Love your unique giveaway.

Nora St. Laurent said...

These books really interesting. I'm so glad that they are written for the younger reader. Please put my name in for the drawing.


cathikin said...

If I could go anywhere in the world, I'd go to Paris this weekend for the wedding of one of my former students! I'm dreaming about that one, sad that I can't be there. Greedy person that I am, I'd also like to visit the Grand Canyon, Smoky Mountains, and Niagara Falls.

As fot the books, I would love to have them to share with some teens that I've been working with. A god temptation. Ha, that was a typo, but I'm leaving it, becuase I want them to get a bigger picture of who God is.

chassan2 at hotmail . com

Pamela J said...

Vicenza, Italy would be great to go to. We got to go there in 2000 when our first grandchild was born and since we "know the ropes" a little on how to get around, it would be great to go back and relax and really enjoy it more. Maybe broaden our exploring. It is only a 45 minute trip by train to Venice too. Can't beat that too much.

Also, I think I can definitely say I am working on thinking outside the box and I already am doing the other three things that prepare me for these books.

Please enter me in your drawing. I can hardly wait to read them. Sounds like another adventure my husband and I would enjoy together. Thanks.
cepjwms at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I would plan a getaway to Alaska hubby has wanted to go for years and I have to admit it sounds intresting.
Please enter me in the drawing. Your reviews have peaked my intrest.

Lora Lease said...

Going through some difficult and lonely times right now, so if I could go anywhere for a short time it would be to Wisconsin to visit all my family there. I would love to spend time with my mom & sister, and other family members.

If this trip would take place AFTER this "stuff" is all over, I would want to go to Pompeii, Rome with my mom, sister, and any interested kids. :) We all love history and archeaology, and have been fascinated with the whole story of Pompeii.

Anonymous said...

These books sound fantastic! If I could go for a short visit anywhere in the world, I would choose a place right here in the USA, and that would be Maine. Since I love suspense, that state seems to be the natural place for it.

Please enter me in the drawing for these two books! Thank you for this opportunity.

Deborah Piccurelli

Cheryl Shryack said...

If I could go anywhere in the world I would love to go to the Fiji islands. I have seen so many beautiful pictures that I would love to see it for myself. I would love the chance to win these books. They sound wonderful. My email address is

Doreen said...

I would love to go to Israel!! Definitely. :)purposedrivenlife4you AT gmail DOT com

windycindy said...

Hello, Thanks for sponsoring such a fantastic book drawing. These books sound fantastic. I know the author is. At this time in my life, I would say "anywhere there is a livable castle" is where I would go. That has long been a dream of mine. There would have to be beautiful countryside all around and a "Secret
Garden!" Please enter my name in your drawing. Many thanks, Cindi

Kari said...

I'd go to the Muldives, my dream. Thanks!!

jerseygirl137 said...

My dream place would be Ireland, the countryside, the castle's and the history.
Thank you for a chance to win.
The books sound great.

Snowpuff said...

I'd like to visit England again. We were there in the early 70s. There is so much to see ~ castles, Stonehenge, so much history!

ChristyJan said...

Sweden ... my Great Grandfather immigrated to Utah from Sweden when he was a young man and I've always been fascinated with his heritage.

ChristyJan said...

forgot my address



katy said...

I love a good mystery! Please enter me for the books. If I could go anywhere in the world, I would go to Alaska. The parks look so beautiful. It would be great to see a polar bear in the wild.

Linda said...

I would love to go to Hawaii!

Bebemiqui said...

I'd go back to Thailand.
Great giveaway! Count me in. bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

Katy Lin :) said...

if i could go anywhere in the world, i'd probably go to senegal (tiny country in west africa) to visit friends :) please add my name as well!

katylinvw (at) yahoo (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I think I would love to go visit the Galapagos Islands for a short visit, not a long one. But it's a place I've heard about since I was a little girl and it has a mystique about it for me.

Toystory said...

What an amazing story....of a talented writer...please enter me to win!

Judy said...

Thank you for making this offer; please enter me in your drawing.

Anonymous said...

A topic dear to my heart! My dream is to someday spend at least a month maybe an entire summer living in Italy with my daughters. Just to immerse myself in the culture and lifestyle.

THe books are a great giveaway. THanks for entering my name!

Angela Hipp

Janna said...

And the winner is...


Janna said...

ChristyJan never claimed her prize so the new winner is...



ChristyJan said...

My computer died on me and I never saw that I won (I was without internet service for over a month) ... if the new winner doesn't claim the prize I'd love to.