Thursday, December 27, 2012

GIVEAWAY ~ Horngate Witches series by Diana Pharaoh Francis

In the spirit of Christmas (yes, some of us just can't stop), I am going to give away my gently used set of the Horngate Witches series by Diana Pharaoh Francis. 
(US and Canada only please)

So all of you Urban Fantasy fans out there, are you interested in checking out this series? Or have you read it, loved it but don't own copies of it? Just comment below and tell me. Make it good! I will pick a winning commenter on January 4th and email them (so that means you MUST leave an email in your comment so I can contact you). Good luck!

Bitter Night
Horngate Witches #1

Once, Max dreamed of a career, a home, a loving family. Now all she wants is freedom...and revenge. A witch named Giselle transformed Max into a warrior with extraordinary strength, speed, and endurance. Bound by spellcraft, Max has no choice but to fight as Giselle's personal magic weapon — a Shadowblade — and she's lethally good at it. But her skills are about to be put to the test as they never have before....
The ancient Guardians of the earth are preparing to unleash widespread destruction on the mortal world, and they want the witches to help them. If the witches refuse, their covens will be destroyed, including Horngate, the place Max has grudgingly come to think of as home. Max thinks she can find a way to help Horngate stand against the Guardians, but doing so will mean forging dangerous alliances — including one with a rival witch's Shadowblade, who is as drawn to Max as she is to him — and standing with the witch she despises. Max will have to choose between the old life she still dreams of and the warrior she has become, and take her place on the side of right — if she survives long enough to figure out which side that is....

Crimson Wind
Horngate Witches #2

THERE ARE GOOD GUYS. THERE ARE BAD GUYS. AND THEN THERE’S MAX. Max knows what trusting the wrong person can cost you. Her former friend Giselle, a powerful witch, enslaved Max years ago, turning her into a Shadowblade—a deadly warrior compelled to fight for Giselle. But there’s more at stake now than Max’s thirst for revenge. The Guardians, overseers of the magical world, have declared war on humanity and on any witches not standing with them. Max and Giselle have come to an uneasy truce in order to protect what’s left of Horngate, their coven’s home. Max would do anything for Horngate—even give herself over to a mysterious otherworldly creature in the nearby mountains in exchange for his help. But first, she intends to save the mortal family she left behind. And Alexander, the Shadowblade warrior who could be her closest ally or her deadliest enemy, is going with her.
On a road trip into the unknown, Max and Alexander face wild magic, desperate enemies, and battles that bruise both body and soul. But the greatest challenge will come from unexpected revelations that test everything Max believes about who she is—and where her loyalties lie. . 

Shadow City
Horngate Witches #3

The world is falling apart. The magical apocalypse has come. Now is the time to guard the covenstead against both raiders and refugees. But Max has been stolen by a powerful demi-god who is determined to force her to find a way to use a magical power she never knew she had—even if it kills her. Meanwhile, back in Horngate, a Fury is birthing. When the creature breaks free of the fragile bonds that enclose her, her rage will scour the covenstead from the earth. Max finds herself in the Shadow City, a place of mysteries and magic, where she must battle for her freedom or become a slave to creatures of dreadful greed and power. Back in Horngate, Alexander must swallow his anger and pride if he hopes to defeat the Fury, a creature that no one has ever successfully fought before.
In the end, it will be courage, friendship, faith and loyalty that win the day. Or else so one will live to see tomorrow.

Blood Winter
Horngate Witches #4

Set in apocalyptic America and featuring a magically enslaved heroine who is “a riveting mixture of guts, compassion, and furious anger as she struggles with a world coming apart at the seams” (Romantic Times), the fourth in a dynamic dark urban fantasy series unlike anything you’ve ever read before.Winter is coming to Montana and Shadowblade warrior Max is expecting trouble. People are hoarding everything. They are banding together, many flocking to the congregation of Sterling Savage, a fire-and-brimstone preacher. A charismatic cult leader who claims to be the Hand of God, he’s determined to create a human utopia and destroy all magic, starting with witches.
Unbeknownst to him, the “divine” voice he’s been hearing isn’t God but a demon that feeds on hate, death, and destruction. Savage is the perfect puppet for the demon’s ambitions. Max and her people at Horngate are all that stand in its way, and they are woefully unprepared.
Conducting terrible, bloody ceremonies to boost his own power and that of the demon riding him, Savage starts a war between his congregants and two other powerful gangs in the city, fighting for food, fuel, clothing and territory. When he manages to capture Max’s niece, brother, and several teenagers from Horngate, Max tries to free them but finds that Savage has twisted their minds. They worship him—even her brother, who is a witch and whom Savage intends to burn at the stake. Going undercover in the cult compound, Max swiftly realizes just how seductive Savage is. His charisma is reinforced with magic. His followers adore him and will do anything for him. Anything.
But courage, loyalty, and friendship are powerful forces—and Max doesn’t like to lose.


  1. I have not read this series but I have heard such wonderful things about it. Hubby and U didn't get ti exchange gifts because we were so busy trying to get money for our boys that getting these books would be such an awesome belated Christmas gift.


  2. I have not read this series but this is the 3rd blog site I have seen talk about this book/series. I am very interested in reading it. It sounds really good.
    Happy Holidays!

    areeths at new dot rr dot com

  3. I have not read this series, but it is on my wishlist since it sounds great.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  4. I read the first two books in this series and loved them, but somehow, I lost track of the series and haven't read the last two. I would love to get copies of them to catch up. I heard that the series was ending with Blood Winter. Thanks for an awesome giveaway.


  5. would love to win & read
    PICK Me
    Picardsmom at yahoo dot com

  6. I have not read this series yet but I am definitely checking it out! UF is my favorite genre by far. There is something to reading an author's take on how the world would react to different events. Thank you for the chance!


  7. I actually have never heard of this series before, but the blurbs sound great. I'd love to try them out, and then maybe pass them on for someone else to enjoy. Thanks for giving me the chance.

  8. I'm definitely interested in reading this series and I don't have any of the books yet so this giveaway is awesome. :D

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  9. I would love to read this series! I haven't heard of this author yet so she would be wonderful to add to my library!

    1. My email is address is:
      burbanette (at) yahoo (dot) com

  10. I love this series! I have read all her books except Blood Winter! Max and Alex are a great team and couple!


  11. Oops - forgot my e-mail:

    leannessf at gmail dot com


  12. I haven't read this series yet, but I would love to check it out. I'm always on the look out for new urban fantasy reads.

    JYL22075 at gmail dot com

  13. Great giveaway, thanks! I read the first book way back when, but somehow lost track of it. The dynamic between Max and her former friend stood out and I'd love to see how it has played out. Lisacordes (at) yah00 (dot) c0m

  14. The Horngate Witches series hit my radar when I caught site of Book #4's cover on goodreads. Love the covers. The series sounds like a wild kickass adventure that I would love to read. Thanks for sharing.


  15. PICK ME! I'd love to give this a try, I've been seeing book 3 around & I really want to check it out. I'm new to Urban Fantasy and I want to be better versed in it

    Happy New Year & thanks for the giveaway!

    Talksupe at

  16. I have not read this series but it looks good. Happy New Year!
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  17. Oh this series sounds awesome! I would love to win it! Finding a new series is always like Christmas to me!

  18. Oh Boy! A whole series! This would be perfect for me cause I love to read a series all together! And I don't have an eReader so I'm always on the lookout for print books. I just finished Janet Chapman's Highlander series & am now reading her followup Midnight Bay trilogy. It's an interesting mix of Paranormal/ Contemporary with Historical bits.
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

  19. Wow I have had this series on my radar and wishlist for what seems like forever and would love to read it. As I sit here sipping my cuppa this morning and wondering what is that reflection lurking in the yard that changes colors with the sun reflecting of the melting snow, I realize just how unprepared I am to face all that is out there lurking waiting for the unaware innocents. What better way to gird up my arsenal than to jump into a new awesome sounding UF with loads of scenarios that will take me to another world and help me save the day!!! Thank you for this lovely giveaway opportunity, may this new year bring you joy and laughter with loads of good books :)


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