Mid-Winter’s Eve Giveaway Hop

Mid-winter's Eve Giveaway Hop

The Mid-Winter’s Eve Blog Hop runs from December 21st until December 27th and is hosted by I Am A Reader Not A Writer and Oasis for YA. All participating blogs (over 200!) are giving away a book, a book voucher, or something else book-related.

If you’re new here: welcome to my blog! I read contemporary fiction, a bit of chick-lit, some thrillers and science fiction, and whatever I can get my hands on. To enter my giveaway you do not have to be a follower, although if you like my blog, please consider following by email or RSS.

My giveaway is via Book Depository so if they deliver to your country, you can enter (check here).

One winner can choose one paperback book from the following selection, some of my favorite books (click on the picture for my review):

The Sandalwood Tree by Elle NewmarkGood to a Fault by Marina EndicottThe Radleys by Matt HaigThe Passage by Justin Cronin

  • The Sandalwood Tree by Elle Newmark. Historical fiction.  A wonderful, atmospheric story about an American woman moving to India in 1947 with her family who finds some old letters of the previous occupants of her house.
  • Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott. Contemporary fiction. A woman who drives into a homeless family’s car takes them in after the mother of the family has to spend some time in hospital.
  • The Radleys by Matt Haig. Contemporary fiction with a vampire twist. A vampire family lives a middle class village life in England. The two children don’t even know they’re vampires, until a bloody event happens….
  • The Passage by Justin Cronin. Post-apocalyptic fiction. After some modified humans escape a laboratory, no-one’s life is safe any more. These creatures kill or infect any one in their way and the civilization as we know it collapses.

To win the book of your choice

  1. Required: let me know in the comments which book you’d like to win and why you think you’ll like this book. Your entry only counts if you do exactly that.
  2. Get another entry by tweeting about the giveaway. Paste the link in your comment (or in a new comment) – if you don’t know how to do that, make sure you use “@leeswammes” in your tweet and I’ll find it back (do mention in the comments that you tweeted).
  3. Maximum of 2 entries per person (one comment, one tweet).
  4. Anyone can enter, as long as the bookdepository delivers to you.
  5. You do not have to be a follower of this blog, but don’t let me stop you pressing the RSS or Email button!
  6. I reserve the right to remove double entries or entries where foul play is suspected.
  7. The winner will be chosen randomly.
  8. I will notify the winner by email. The winner has 3 days to get back to me with their mailing address or I’ll choose a new winner.
  9. Good luck! And don’t forget to visit the other giveaways in this blog hop.
For the other 250 giveaways go here:
Good luck!

About Leeswammes
I'm owner and editor at bookhelpline.com. In my free time, I read and review books on my two blogs, Leeswammes' Blog and De Boekblogger.

114 Responses to Mid-Winter’s Eve Giveaway Hop

  1. Stephanie Parent says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’d like to win The Radleys–I’ve heard good things about it and read the first few pages, and I like the writer’s style.


    thaliansmhc at yahoo dot com

  2. Lori Thomas says:

    The Passage, It sounds scary & creepy and I`d love to give it a read.

  3. Birgit says:

    Count me in for “The Radleys” – I still remember your review from a while ago and as I’m not much for “normal” vampire stories this one sounds so unique that’d love to read it!

  4. Rad Hall says:

    The Radleys; English vampires 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. Mary Preston says:

    I’d like to win THE SANDALWOOD TREE. I’ve read great reviews & I do love Historical Fiction.


  6. Julie says:

    How wonderful to host a giveaway!

    I shoud like to win The Sandelwood Tree. I had ancestors living in India at the time the letters in the book were written, circa 1850.

    I have also tweeted!

    Happy Christmas!

  7. Mystica says:

    The Sandalwood Tree please. Like the background setting very much.Thank you for sharing.

  8. You always find the most amazing blog events to participate in! I wonder if it’s too late for me to sign up.

    I hope you are having a wonderful week, will you stay home for the holiday’s?

    • Leeswammes says:

      You could check whether you can still sign up, Mari. My week is nice and quiet except I seem to be buying much much more than I was planning to (presents, food, things for myself). We’ll be at home for Christmas.

  9. I’d like to win The sandalwood tree, because I love historical fiction and getting to know other countries and cultures.
    I’ll tweet it as well!
    Thanks for the giveaway,

  10. nfmgirl says:

    I would like The Sandalwood Tree, because I love stories that expose me to different cultures!

    Thank you!

  11. Iris says:

    Hey Judith,

    I’d like to be entered for The Radleys. I have had my eye on this book for a while, since it received so many glowing reviews.

  12. Susanna P says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I think The Sandalwood Tree looks quite interesting – I love historical fiction.

    susanna DOT pyatt AT student DOT rcsnc DOT org

  13. Evangeline says:

    I’d love to win Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott. I love reading heartwarming and cozy contemporary fiction books for relaxation. Good to a Fault sounds good (no pun intended). 🙂

    I tweeted. My Twitter handle is @EvangelineHan. I mentioned you in the tweet.

  14. BookGoddess says:

    I would like to go for the Radleys. Love those kind of stories and I love England, nice combination 🙂
    Wish you a lovely holidays!

  15. BookGoddess says:

    and tweeted, but think you saw that already https://twitter.com/#!/BookGoddess75

  16. Aleksandra says:

    I’d love to win The Radleys? Why? Because it’s been on my wishlist sonce it was published & because I’d love it because I love all the british humorous novels I’ve read so far & this one sounds just like my kind of book 😀

    sandric.sk @ gmail . com

    Also tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Sandra_s_Page/status/149496255247163392

    Thanks for the giveaway & Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

  17. Carol Thompson says:

    Thanks for the giveaway and for opening it to worldwide entries.

    I subscribe via email.

    I would like to get a book for my husband ( he loves epic fantasies) because I am always the one who spends money on books and he has to come a very poor second !

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  18. ruthhill74 says:

    The Sandalwood Tree would be my choice because I love historical fiction. This sounds like an interesting twist!

  19. ruthhill74 says:


  20. I would like to read the Passage. I mostly read zombie type books so this kinda sounds close to that. Thanks for the giveaway
    teressaoliver at gmail dot com

  21. Carol N Wong (@Carolee888) says:

    I would love to read ‘Murder on the Down Low’ by Pamela Samuels Young. She is a new author and still has a legal career. I loved her book, “Buying Time”. I was so impressed that I e-mailed a thank you letter for writing it and she e-mailed back. I think she is a great writer and hope that more people read her books.


    • Leeswammes says:

      Carol, for this giveaway, you can only win one of the four books above. But thanks for the recommendation.

    • Carol N Wong (@Carolee888) says:

      Gee, goofed again! I would prefer to read “The Sandlewood Tree”. I am fascinated by India and love
      to read historical fiction.


  22. Carol N Wong (@Carolee888) says:

    I tweeted this giveaway:



  23. Suzanne says:

    The Sandalwood Tree sounds like something I would like — I seem to find myself drawn to novels set in India.

    Thank you for offering this giveaway.

  24. Christina Kit. says:

    I’d love The Radleys because I love vampire stories and this one seems interesting.

    Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/christinafiorio/status/149545763276468224

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

  25. Nadine Nys says:

    Thanks for this giveaway, Judith. When I saw that The Passage was among the books I could win, I had to participate. I read so much good reviews about this book, and when I saw your review, I knew for sure I wanted to read it. So, thanks!


    I have retweeted your tweet about this giveaway (more than once), but I cannot find the retweet (Twitter seems to be not working correctly, at the moment).

  26. acm05 says:

    I’m a suckler for a vampire book, so I’d chose The Radleys.


  27. Chris says:

    Happy Mid-Winter, Judith! Thanks for having this giveaway.

    I have to read THE PASSAGE because I listened to the abridged version last October so missed large sections. Have to be up to speed when THE TWELVE comes out. Althoug,h THE RADLEYS also sounds excellent.

    I love how you can click on the book cover to go to the review. I’ve been trying to figure out how to do that as well. Would you be willing to share some of your secrets?

    Thanks again!

    nerfreader at gmail dot com

    • Leeswammes says:

      Chris, I don’t see the use of abridged audio books really. I’m looking forward to the sequel to The Passage too.

      Your question: in wordpress, when you add a picture to your blogpost you can specify a URL. Standard, this is already filled in and links to the jpg of the picture, but you can change this to anything you like. You didn’t leave your blog address so I don’t know if you have wordpress, too.

  28. kay swederski says:

    Thanks for the nice giveaway. I would like Good to a Fault or The Sandlewood Tree. Both sound like books I would enjoy. Merry Christmas!

  29. i would love the RADLEY and then i would love t read and blog on it Mid-Winter’s Eve Giveaway Hop thanks for the hop and this was on the hop

  30. I would like The Passage because I have heard so many good things about it!


  31. Sher A Hart says:

    I’d like to win the Passage because I’m a total fantasy/SF nut. You can get humor, mystery, adventure, romance, etc, along with the mental stimulation. Anything without the fantastic elements bores me. Here’s my tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/SherAHart/status/149665566725115905

  32. neer says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to have The Sandalwood Tree as it is set in my part of the world. I love historical fiction and am intrigued by the fact why would anyone want to come to India in 1947. It was the year of great happiness (the independence) but also great tragedy (the partition). I lalso ove bboks where the past seems to co-exist with the present.

    Merry X’Mas.

  33. shelleyrae @ Book'd Out says:

    The Radleys has been on my wish list since you first posted your review. Not only the premise appealed but you spoke so well of it and I trust your judgement

    Thanks for the giveaway – Merry Christmas

    Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

  34. deanna_boocock says:

    I would love the passage. Dystopian future novels are my fav. They so often show how power and fear of the unknown corrupt society.

  35. The Radleys by Matt Haig. It has vampires, looks like a mystery, probably has a ‘twist’ in it. Sounds like my type of holiday read! 🙂

  36. carol says:

    What a lovely giveaway.

    I would love to read The Sandlewood Tree. I know it had good reviews on the blogs this year. I love historical fiction and am quite partial to stories that include letters or diaries.


  37. Bex says:

    I’d love to win The Passage because people have been saying great things about it for a while and because it sounds kind of like the film 28 days later, which I love! 🙂

  38. Yay! Christmas! I’d really like to read The Radleys since they made it sound so good on The TV Book Club. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I also tweeted this but can’t remember how to do the link thing.

  39. hadashi says:

    I’d like to try for The Passage. Lately the apocalyptic zombie theme has arisen on the C-Realm and the Arch Druid Report, a podcast site and a blog that I follow. The topic would be a new one for me to dip into, but having recently moved to Japan to live, and coped easily, I reckon I could handle it! BTW, Lee, your review seems to be miss-linked to The Radleys

    • Leeswammes says:

      Thanks for entering Hadashi. The Passage is a great book even if I’m not a zombie/vampire lover.

      Thanks for pointing out the problem with the link. I ‘repaired’ it.

  40. debbie says:

    The passage. It has been at the top of my TBR list, since it came out. I have heard it is really good.

  41. Suz Reads says:

    Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I would love to win The Radleys because it sounds interesting and I like books where the main characters learn something big about themselves and seeing how they handle the news & how it changes them.

    -tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/SuzReads/status/149883367809220610

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

  42. Judy Cox says:

    I would like The Sandlewood Tree. I started out reading Historical Romance and still read anything that has a historical theme.

    Thanks for your giveaway.


  43. Yvette kusel says:

    The sandalwood tree – I’m interested in other people’s experiences of living overseas

  44. Andreea says:

    I would like to read The Passage because I’ve heard it’s thought provoking and disturbing. And I love big fat books, they’re better, steadier companions than the thin ones.

  45. Thanks for the opportunity! I’d love a chance to win The Sandlewood Tree.

  46. Good to a Fault sounds like a heartwarming tale. Good reason to read, I think.

  47. Niranjana says:

    Oh, I’d like the Sandalwood Tree. Because so much fiction set in India stereotypes and exoticizes the country, but this one sounds different from your review.

  48. JannyAn says:

    I’d like to win The Radleys. You rated the book with 5 stars. That’s one reason. But I’ve read some vampire books last year and I really do like it. So….vingers crossed

  49. JannyAn says:

    Forgot to mention, but I tweeted this giveaway also 🙂

  50. Marilu says:

    I would love to read Good to a Fault. From looking it up on goodreads, it sounds like a book I would really enjoy, and your review has convinced me that I really should read it!

    Thanks for the entry! Happy Holidays!

  51. What a great thing to do, Christmas giveaways all through the blogging community. I’d like to opt for Good to fault. I always like to read how people deal with hardship. I’ll tweet your post in a sec.

  52. And seeing I am allowed to entrie my second choice would be The Sandalwood Trea, since historic novels always interest me. A second tweet will be done. 🙂

  53. Proserpine says:

    Hi! Nice giveaway, I think I would like to read The Passage by Justin Cronin. Since I already have The radley! Thanks , I tweet:http://twitter.com/#!/PCravingBooks/status/150032081978793986

  54. mary ann says:

    I’d love to win “The Passage by Justin Cronin”. because its a Post-apocalyptic fiction. w/c I’m into now.:))

  55. Adrianna says:

    I’d love to win the The Sandlewood Tree. I love Historical novels, it takes me back to a different time and makes me wonder how life at that time was really like. 🙂 the blurb and your review is really captivating.. will be adding it to my TBR list. 🙂

    Thanks for the giveaway!! 🙂

  56. I completely missed this midwinter’s eve giveaway hop! Glad I made it in time 🙂 I’d love to read The Passage, as you gave it 5/5 stars and it’s a dystopian look at vampires, closer to literary fiction than YA (which I tend to avoid). I think it’s on my to-read list somewhere, but I definitely have considered getting this one.

  57. I would like The Radleys… I like to read anything with vampires so I am sure I will like this one…

  58. Thanks for the giveaway! Id like to win The Passage, because I like books with themes like the apocalipse, viruses, infected people infecting other people… well, you get the point! haha
    I think I’ll really enjoy this story =D

  59. Amy says:

    Please enter me to win The Sandalwood Tree. I enjoy reading books set in India as well as historical fiction and I’ve read many good reviews of this book!

    Thank you,


  60. Rabid says:

    I’m going to throw my name in the hat for The Radleys.

    I’m a new follower via Google Reader and Twitter, too.

    therabidfox at gmail.com

    Also retweeted a link to this giveaway: http://twitter.com/WagTheFox/statuses/150228809499684864

  61. Candie L says:

    I would like the Good to a Fault because it seems like it would be interesting. Wondering if there is a twist. Thank you

  62. erin says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    I would love to read The Radleys! I have had this book on my wishlist for a while and I love vampires!
    Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/iheartmykindle/status/150259891884408832

  63. nrlymrtl says:

    Thanks for having a cool giveaway. I have been thinking hard for 2 minutes and 34 seconds. The Sandalwood Tree intrigues me because it is historical fiction set in India – a story where one culture is stuck into another. The Passage also looks good because i always enjoy post-apocalyptic stories and I always enjoy seeing how the author unravels the world and tries to put it back together.

  64. rica says:

    thanks for the giveaway.. i would like the The Radleys by Matt Haig, i think it’s a great book and i love vampires.. 🙂

  65. reading mind says:

    I would love to read The passage. Post-apocalitic is a kind of book I find particulary interesting and I like to see how different authors deal with it

    aliasgirl at libero dot it

  66. Carrie says:

    I’d love to win The Passage…I love long books because they have better characterization.

    celjla212 at aol dot com

  67. brookea_2006 says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’d love The Passage. I’ve heard such good things about it, and I love post apocalyptic fiction.

    email: brookea_2006 at yahoodotcom

  68. Evie says:

    The Passage. I really like post apocalyptic fiction and the story seems so intriguing. Plus that cover is really great!
    Thanks a lot for the chance and Happy Holidays!

  69. Holly says:

    I would pick The Radleys by Matt Haig. My genre preference changes as much as my moods and right now I like paranormal. Plus it sounds like a new twist on vampire books.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    hhollyhal at gmail dot com

  70. Ashley Siegle says:

    I would love to read “Good to a Fault” sounds like a really inspiring book.

  71. Ashley Siegle says:

  72. Linda Kish says:

    I would like Good to a Fault because I liked your review of it. It sounds like a good story.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  73. Laura P. says:

    I would like to win The Sandalwood Tree because I really enjoy historical fiction and the fact that it is set in India adds an extra point of interest.
    Thank you.

  74. Gwen Ee says:

    I would love to choose Good to a fault . After reading your review , the book really seems interesting to me as it involves some tragedies and something that readers can hardly understand what the motives are 🙂


  75. Dinda_SI says:

    Thanks for the giveaway !!!
    I would choose Good to a fault. The book sounds interesting.

  76. Gisele Alv says:

    I choose The Passage! I want to find out more about what on earth those labs are doing to people to become vampires! Is really creepy but I like post-apocalyptic fiction.
    – Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/Gisselle_Alv/status/151125616891138048
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  77. Mona says:

    I’m honestly torn btwn:

    . The Sandalwood Tree : I’m originally from India and am drawn to books about India and/or by South Asian authors. I’ve heard and seen some movies about the struggles during the partition. This story sounds fascinating and the genre, historical fiction, is a new one for me.

    . Good to a Fault : The story is compelling and could actually happen. The premise is thought-provoking.

  78. I would love Good To A Fault-edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom I’ve heard a lot about this book!

  79. Sheila K. says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I would like to win “Good to a Fault,” because I’ve already read the other three (great) books!

    Happy holidays!

  80. Tiana says:

    I’d love to win either The Radley’s or The Passage! I am very much into sci/fi and fantasy and these both seem right up my alley!


    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win! =)

  81. Tiana says:

    Tweeted about the giveaway as PixieSprinkles3 here:


    Thanks! =)

  82. I think I’d like to enter this give-a-way of yours. Please put my name down for The Radleys, that book sounds fascinating. I’ve been reading lots of different variations on the vampire story in the recent past, and this sounds like a completely new twist again which makes the book very tempting. I’ll be tweeting about your give-away as soon as this comment has posted. I think you know where to find my tweets, LOL

  83. oriana says:

    the passage, why? i love horror books , actually everything with twist of horror is on my list!

  84. Carin says:

    OK…you got me! I would like to enter for The Radleys. After reading your review, I really thought it fit what reading mood I’m in right now. I’ve had an abysmal reading year (I feel like I haven’t liked most anything I’ve read) so I definitely need some fun reading and this seems like it would fit the bill. I’m glad you told me to check out your post. I really need to get back into blog reading. Its slowly but surely beginning to happen!

    I also tweeted your giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/littlebookish/status/151401755610066944

  85. Alexandra says:

    I would like to read “Good to a Fault” because it promises to be a touching story and very different from other vampire novels.

  86. Helen says:

    I think I would like the radleys. It seems like a nice twist on a vampire tale, and I do love my vampire tales :). I also tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/helldog3/status/151425259776647168

  87. Triona A says:

    I think I’d like The Sandalwood Tree. History interests me, and 1940s India isn’t something I know much, actually anything, about.
    Thanks for the chance!

  88. Ricki says:

    I would love The Radleys. I have heard great reviews about it and it sounds kinda quirky, which I like.

  89. Jessy B says:

    I would really like to win “The Passage” because I am a lover of any apocalyptic/ post-apocalyptic fiction – it’s definitely my have genre. I’m going to have to add the book to my amazon wish list, in case I don’t win – it sounds right up my alley!

  90. Jessy B says:

    I tweeted in hopes of winning “The Passage” – https://twitter.com/#!/jessyisawinner/status/151744334599958529

  91. Krysykat says:

    I’d love to win The Radley’s because I love vampire books and this looks like an awesome take on them 🙂
    tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/YearofTiger86/status/151793475346636801


  92. Shannon Gallagher says:

    I’d love to read The Passage. It sounds creepy and zombie-like and I love that!

    lovescrissangel at hotmail dot com

  93. Shannon Gallagher says:

    tweeted in hopes of winning The Passage!

    lovescrissangel at hotmail dot com

  94. AEKZ2 says:

    I’d like to read The Radleys. I’d probably enjoy it because I’m starting to get into vampire stories.

  95. This Giveaway is now closed for entries. A winner has been chosen.

  96. Selma M. says:

    The Radleys..deffinitly my choice! I thint it s great book and i d like to get it 🙂

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