Book talk (Book worlds we’d love to visit) and HOSAS giveaway winners

So a huge, huge thank you to everyone who entered the House of Sand and Secrets Giveaway.  I must say I wasn’t expecting the lovely responses to the giveaway, but I really enjoyed reading every single one of them.

With the launch of the book today (Happy Book Birthday Cat), what better way than to celebrate by announcing the winners of the giveaway today?

Also, because there can only be two winners, I thought I’d give everyone a shout out by sharing everyone’s responses in this post (Ha, and no, I’m definitely not surprised that Hogwarts made it onto this list).

So, without further ado, here are your responses. Winner details follow below:

The realm I'd love to visit would have to be the Discworld and Ankh Morpork especially. A tete-a-tete with the patrician, Rincewind and Sam Vimes would probably be the highlights of such a visit. be no difference.

Another Librarian:

I would like to visit Middle Earth specifically a fact-finding mission to Mordor to determine if the regime change was legal and justified (I would also really like to find out if Orcs were in fact irredeemably evil or if they just got a bad rep as we only read about the warriors of their culture)


I'd like to live in Inkheart for a day.


I think I'd really love to go to Pern and ride a dragon.

Heather@ The Flyleaf Review

I would love to visit Laini Taylor's Eretz and check out all those chimera AND angels :)

Kara Seal

I'd love to spend a day at Hogwarts, though I don't think I'd ever want to come back to reality! Pelimburg would be cool too...I want to ride in a carriage pulled by unis and drink 'ink tea!


So because I am a huge Terry Pratchett fan I would love to go to the Discworld and have tea Granny Weatherwax.


I'd have to say that a visit to Matthew Swift's London would be awesome - Kate Griffin did such an amazing job in 'A Madness of Angels' and 'The Midnight Mayor' that I seriously want to go there and experience her brand of Urban Magic. :-)


I'd love to be a fly on the wall in MallenIve, even if it's just for a day. Of course, you'd have to forgive me if I tend to buzz around the lesser parts of town, all the excitement tends to be there.


I would happily spend some time in Le Guin's Hain Universe.


Haha mine is either Hogwarts (yes, I think this is a given for almost everyone) or the Graceling realm! I reread her books and I want to visit it soooo badly


I'd like to visit the world of Harry Potter...does everyone say that? lol :)


For me it's quite a tie between the wizarding world in Harry Potter, Raymond E. Feist's Midkemia, and Robin Hobb's Realm of the Elderlings.


"It would have to be the alternative medieval world of T.H. White's The Once and Future King. Or perhaps Philip Pullman's version of Oxford in His Dark Materials."

And now, time for the giveaway winners:

Congratulations to: Dave and ChristineY who have each won yourselves an e-copy. You’ll be contacted shortly and will be given 48 hours to respond. Failure to do so, will result in new winners being drawn.

For those who haven’t won – don’t worry, I’ve got a new giveaway coming up soon. This time it will be for an gritty and edgy contemporary YA novel that explores a topic that you don’t often see explored in this genre.

Stay tuned!


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