Giveaway – Poison ARC (15/1/2013)

This week, thanks to the kind ediors at Gollancz, I have an ARC of Poison by Sarah Pinborough to give away.

“…a beautifully illustrated retelling of the Snow White story which takes all the elements of the classic fairytale that we love (the handsome prince, the jealous queen, the beautiful girl and, of course, the poisoning) and puts a modern spin on the characters, their motives and their desires. It’s fun, contemporary, sexy, and perfect for fans of ONCE UPON A TIME, GRIMM, SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN and more.”

I haven’t read it yet, but knowing Sarah, expect something sharp, sexy and deeper than it look.

Poison cover

Usual deal – comment on this post before January 19th and I’ll randomly select a lucky victim for a free copy of the book. No special requests this week, just any old comment will do.

Although, though no one has yet complained about how long it takes me to get to the post office and post things, it can take a while and if you live abroad then it can take even longer. Sorry about that, but they do get there eventually. Well, so far.


70 Responses to “Giveaway – Poison ARC (15/1/2013)”

  1. Madnad says:

    I would love a copy to review on The Eloquent Page please

  2. Neil Ford says:

    I rarely lust after physical books these days but this is a definite want! I will be keeping everything crossed.

    - Neil.

  3. Barry Hurford says:

    This sounds great! If I don’t win it then I’m buying it! :-)

  4. Mihai A. says:

    I would love to grab that copy. :) Especially since 2013 looks like Sarah Pinborough’s year with “Poison”, “Charm”, “Beauty” and “Mayhem” due to be released. Add to this the possibility to see “Cracked”, the movie based on “The Hidden” and I am totally hooked.

  5. Steve Dean says:

    Gimme,gimme,gimme lol

  6. Alan Creasey says:

    Great love a good read, even better when it’s free!

  7. Chris says:

    Looks intriguing; I’d be more than interested in reading this

  8. Brandon Boss says:


  9. Godless Dave says:

    I’m just a free book slut. Never read any of her stuff before but this looks like a good place to start

  10. Brad Fox says:

    We love Sarah and would be delighted to get her book.

  11. Catherine Sharp says:

    Another shameless free book slut here. And Poison would look very nice next to the other (paid-for) Sarah Pinborough novels on my shelf.

  12. Sarah Bell says:

    Would love a copy to read before the scifi weekender, see if she deserves another glass of wine on top of the ones I’m buying her for the dog faced men trilogy.

  13. Doug says:

    A small cockney polar bear was hanging around outside Rose’s Café this morning. He nodded to me and said, ‘Oi oi! ‘ave a look at this.’
    I was a bit distracted by the Skyrim badge on his flatcap but he was showing me this web page so I thought, ‘Why not!’
    ‘Be lucky,’ he said.
    I thanked him and went on my way.
    True story!

  14. Pixie Pants says:

    ohpleaseohpleaseohplease :-D Would love a copy xx

  15. Hilary says:

    Although I do love a free book this would be a great opportunity for me not only to read one of Sarah’s novels (Haven’t read one as yet). But to hopefully find a new author (for me)that I can go on to read more of.

  16. Lena Rae says:

    I know it’s not right to judge a book by its cover, but it’s so beguiling I want the words inside.

  17. Surtac says:

    Want it now! I discovered Sarah’s work last year and have read everything I can find.

    Please send her on tour over here itodarkest CBR. I’ll buy the wine.

  18. Rebecca says:

    Ooooh, I would love a copy. Sarah always offers a great read with endless possibilities.

  19. Robin says:

    What’s the best thing about deadly snakes?
    They’ve got poisonality.

  20. Douglas Smith says:

    Sounds cool!

  21. Anne McLauchlan says:

    Who wouldn’t want a book entitled Poison…not me!!! I hope that means I actually do want the book…because I do :)

  22. Danielle says:

    Ohhh I’ve been following the wiring of this on her Twitter feed, an ARC would make me very happy indeed!

  23. Bridgette says:

    Yes, please!!!

  24. Mark McKew says:

    Is this the retelling of Snow White or the autobiography of an 80’s heavy rock group? Or both?

  25. John Urbancik says:

    I would love a bit of Poison myself. Note: no one should interpret that to mean a CD from a hair band by the same name. Thank you!

  26. Scott K says:

    I would love an ARC of Poison. I’ve read some of Sarah’s short stories and love them.

  27. Troy Church says:

    Just started following Sarah on twitter and would love to read this book at my home in Perth Australia :)

  28. Ade Couper says:

    Sarah is 1 of my favourite writers: I genuinely loved the Dog-Faced Gods trilogy. Would love to read & review this, as I’m sure it will be brilliant.

  29. Rose Emsley says:

    Sarah is SO one of my favorites always a must have when a new book comes out. I must have it!! I love her stories =)

  30. SarahC. says:

    It sounds great – would be my first Sarah Pinsborough novel too. Thanks for the giveaway.

  31. Roger Weeks says:

    Would love a copy of Poison.

  32. Chris Breazeale says:

    I really want a copy, I love Pinborough’s writing.

  33. Paul says:

    My daughters will fight over read-it-first rights…

  34. neth says:

    I likes books

  35. Caroline Holton says:

    ‘ve just discovered Sarah again after 20 years. We were at school together. I am in awe of her talent. Clever clever girl. I want this book. Please.

  36. Emma says:

    Really like the look of this.

  37. Andythebatch says:

    Really want this, and the others, can’t wait

  38. Jessica Rosepins says:

    Eek! Would love this! pretty please & thank yous!

  39. lex lynds says:

    I only found Sarah a few months ago, would love more.

  40. Ben says:

    Should I win, I will buy you all cake.

  41. Matt says:

    An excellent gift – I’ll take Sarah to bed with me one way or another ;)

  42. Seb Jowett says:

    Having recently read the Dog Faced Gods I am looking forward to reading this fresh trilogy!

  43. Patrick says:

    Having recently read and enjoyed Sarah’s “A Matter of Blood”, I’d love to read her new book. Cheers!

  44. Tracy says:

    I’d love to read this :-)

  45. Matt Smith says:

    I will have this book! Whether i buy it or you kindly give me it, im having it :)

  46. Steph says:


  47. hgralb says:

    I live in the U.S. so if I win I may get it around the same time as everyone else ;^)

  48. Andrea says:

    Oh wow! Would love to win a copy – books of all types in actual print are to be treasured for life & even longer! Fingers & toes X

  49. disrepdog says:

    Ooh this looks very enticing, I’d love a copy :)

  50. Boo says:

    Oh I would love to get my mitts on this early!

  51. jfh2112 says:

    I’ll throw my hat in the ring! Been hearing about this book for a while now; very anxious to read it.

  52. Dan says:

    Wow…sarah pinborough must be really popular. Everyone wants a copy. Has it been advertised on her blog that you’re giving this away?

  53. Aleksandra Kesek says:

    I need it really badly – Pinborough’s Poison is my antidote!

  54. julio says:

    how you described this book really intrigued me. I’ve never thought of a children’s story being redone like how you described.

  55. Mia says:

    Sarah Pinborough is one of the most spontaneous people on twitter. You never know what she’s going to say!

  56. John Medany says:

    Would love to read this – Big fan of Sarah’s and nice to see that she was single handedly responsible for the return of the Horror section (as opposed to Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance section) back to my local bookshop ..

  57. Greg Brown says:

    I live all the way down in Australia but I would appreciate a good book. Enjoyed the Dog Faced Gods Trilogy so I’m sure the Pinborough take on Snow White could be epically entertaining. If anyone can make a Fairy Take fun, I think it would have to be Sarah P.

  58. Thomas Koenig says:

    When this Book will not published in Germany, i Must Win it here..;-)

  59. Sarah Fones says:

    OH GOD YES PLEASE! I love Snow White & the thought that Pinborough got her filthy little hands on this story…I can’t wait to read it!

  60. Joe says:

    Love Sarah Pinborough, would love to get myself a copy of this book, especially if its free

  61. Wandaful Wendy says:

    ME ME ME PLEASE, because my cat Mister was in love with Mr Fing………

  62. Brad Fox says:

    I’m cheating and commenting again. Ain’t I clever?

  63. michelle lawson says:

    I would love another book of Sarah’s as an ex work colleague I love her quirky exciting way of bringing to life stories.

  64. Lou Balbi says:

    I follow Sarah on Twitter but haven’t read any of her books yet. I already love the woman; it would be wonderful to win the book and fall in love with her work.

  65. Gabriel says:

    I look forward to reading it!

  66. Linda Moore says:

    I would love a look at this.

  67. Brian says:

    Knowing Sarah this will be a damn good read.

  68. Laura says:

    I love how Sarah’s mind works so I know that this is going to be brilliant!

  69. Tim says:

    Hi, I’ll end up with it one way or another.

  70. Stephen says:

    Thank you for the interest – editor and author both feeling pleased, I suspect, congratulation to Michelle for being the lucky winner and a wagged finger to those who thought that commenting twice doubles their chances…

    Next up is a copy of The Black Mausoleum

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