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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

CLOSED Giveaway of Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher

Shadow SpinnerSummary from Goodreads:

Every night, Shahrazad begins a story. And every morning, the Sultan lets her live another day -- providing the story is interesting enough to capture his attention. After almost one thousand nights, Shahrazad is running out of tales. And that is how Marjan's story begins....

It falls to Marjan to help Shahrazad find new stories -- ones the Sultan has never heard before. To do that, the girl is forced to undertake a dangerous and forbidden mission: sneak from the harem and travel the city, pulling tales from strangers and bringing them back to Shahrazad. But as she searches the city, a wonderful thing happens. From a quiet spinner of tales, Marjan suddenly becomes the center of a more surprising story than she ever could have imagined.


While in the early stages of planning fairy tale fortnight, Ashley contacted Susan Fletcher, asking her if she'd like to be a part of the event. Susan didn't have the time to contribute an author interview or a guest post, but she did donate a signed hardcover of Shadow Spinner from her personal collection. How cool is that?!

If you need further proof of how awesome it is, you can read Ashley's review (click!). In case you haven't already guessed, she's definitely a fan.

In order to win a signed hardcover copy of this book, you must

Leave a comment telling us and Susan why you want to read her book.
Be sure to include your email address so we have a way to contact you if you win!

*Open Internationally

Ends May 5th May 8th!


  1. This story sounds interesting. Its different from the type of stories i read which is mostly PR or UF. At first I thought it was like Inkheart but its not. I would like to read this. Thanks for the giveaway.


  2. I love stories about story tellers, and haven't seen this one before. Sounds awesome.

    jason [at] jasonkivela [dot] com

  3. This sounds very interesting-I like historical novels set in Asia and this sounds fascinating-thanks for offering this

    readinglives (at)gmail.com

  4. I love the Persian culture and old legends retold.
    Thank you!

  5. Lately I've discovered so many fascinating retellings of old fairy tales stories and the premise to this book sounds just great! I'd love to read the book!!

    danaan at gmx dot at

  6. 1001 nights is probably one of the best known collections of stories so deciding to take on the task of adding to it, is a very brave thing to do.

    I remember Sheharezade from my youth and I would be very interested in seeing how the author has tackled the task.

    This has now prompted me to try and find a copy of 1001 nights as I have not read it for years.

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

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  7. I remember to read 1001 nights, but I dont know if this is the same like I read once. Really eager to read it. Thanks for the chance!

    darlyn225 at gmail dot com

  8. This is great. I love the story concept. I really enjoy the fresh new perspectives on story retellings. There is a mystic to these ancient stories retold.
    I hope you'll consider me for your book.
    Thank you for offering it in the giveaway.
    lukecpiper at gmail dot com

  9. Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to get a chance to read it - I like retellings, and this one offers a different perspective on the story, not being from Shahrazad's POV, which makes it even more interesting.

    susanna dot pyatt at student dot rcsnc dot org

  10. I love the concept of the story and the idea that its a totally different culture.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  11. I love fairy tales..after reading the synopsis i wana read it more..


  12. The book sounds very interesting. I love fairy tales. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

  13. oh wow,
    oh wow, this book sounds really great! i'm going to read it for sure. i love stories from this time period. this book reminds me a little of Coelho's "The alchemist."

    of course, i'd love to win a copy just as well as the next person, especially an autographed copy.

    just in case, here is my email:
    dannyctrs (at) hotmail(dot)com

  14. always thought this time was romantic has long as i not living in it. rlrlaney@yahoo.com

  15. Ahhh! I just posted on your blog yesterday that I wanted to live in Scheherezade's world! I can't wait to read this book! Please enter me! I'm dying now! Crap, why did you post this again? wilsondev(At)gmail(dot)com.

  16. I love retellings and reimaginings - I think they bring a lot to the table, and that is why I want to read this book! Thank you for the contest! :)

  17. Thanks so much for this!! I would love a chance to read the book, because I love the Arabian/Persian culture and folklore, and I am currently writing a story set in Arabia, so I am fascinated in how this author might have captured the atmosphere herself. Also, I love fairy tales and retellings - who doesn't?

    Thanks again!


  18. Book has a fantastic story and I would like to live the girl's life.
    Thank you!!!

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  19. On top of the fact that it sounds like a lovely story, I'd love to read this book because it sounds very different from what I normally read and it would be nice to read something different for a change.

    swaggirl01 at gmail dot com

  20. Shadow Spinner looks amazing. I remember reading about Shahrazad as a child. I probably still have the book somewhere. I can't wait to read the grown-up version.


  21. 1001 nights is one of my favorite books. I LOVE it so much! Therefore I have to read Shadow Spinner. It sounds fabulous!
    Thank you for this chance! :D

    Giada M.

    fabgiada (at) gmail (dot) com

  22. I'd love to read this, well because it sounds totally different than what I'm used to reading so I'm very exciting about entering to win this.


  23. This is a new title to me but I am totally intrigued! I like the idea of Sharazad being a story teller for her life.


  24. I would love to read this book because I like reading about different perspectives, cultures, and experiences. I have never read a book with a story like Shadow Spinner and think it sounds like it would be a great read.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    ceeenndee at gmail dot com

  25. This book has been on my mind for some time. I would love to read more about Shahrazad, Marjan and their stories.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  26. I would love to read this! I am fascinated by this story! There is so much to be explored in Sheherazade's story. Fingers crossed.

  27. I love Shahrazad and the story! I'd love to read another take on it.



  28. I want to read this story because It sounds interesting. I am fascinated by this story.



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