Giveaway: The Taker by Alma Katsu (US/Canada)

Giveaway: The Taker by Alma Katsu (US/Canada)

The Taker by Alma Katsu

Release Date: Mass Market Paperback - February 2013

 

True love can last an eternity . . . but immortality comes at a price. . . .
 
On the midnight shift at a hospital in rural Maine, Dr. Luke Findley is expecting another quiet evening of frostbite and the occasional domestic dispute. But the minute Lanore McIlvrae—Lanny—walks into his ER, she changes his life forever. A mysterious woman with a past and plenty of dark secrets, Lanny is unlike anyone Luke has ever met. He is inexplicably drawn to her . . . despite the fact that she is a murder suspect with a police escort. And as she begins to tell her story, a story of enduring love and consummate betrayal that transcends time and mortality, Luke finds himself utterly captivated.
 
Her impassioned account begins at the turn of the nineteenth century in the same small town of St. Andrew, Maine, back when it was a Puritan settlement. Consumed as a child by her love for the son of the town’s founder, Lanny will do anything to be with him forever. But the price she pays is steep—an immortal bond that chains her to a terrible fate for all eternity. And now, two centuries later, the key to her healing and her salvation lies with Dr. Luke Findley.
 
Part historical novel, part supernatural page-turner, The Taker is an unforgettable tale about the power of unrequited love not only to elevate and sustain, but also to blind and ultimately destroy, and how each of us is responsible for finding our own path to redemption.

Critics and authors were spellbound by Alma Katsu's debut novel, The Taker, her stunning tale of a mysterious young woman, Lanore, and an unwitting Maine doctor who falls into her world, a hidden world that exists outside the boundaries of time. In this magical realm, where the predatory use pleasure to corrupt the innocent, Lanore's incredible devotion to Jonathan, her first, true love, captures the attention of Adair, the dangerous man who rules this world, and ignites within him an all-consuming desire to possess her.

A Top Ten Debut Novel of 2011 – American Library Association
 

 

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Alma Katsu is the author of THE TAKER and THE RECKONING (Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster), the first two novels in a trilogy about desire, obsession and the dark things we sometimes do for love.

The Taker, which has been widely compared to the ealy work of Anne Rice, was selected by ALA/Booklist as one of the top ten debut novels of 2011 and translation rights have been sold in 14 languages.

The third book in The Taker Trilogy, THE DESCENT, is coming May 2013.

 

 

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Guadalupe Barajas on Monday, 03 June 2013 16:14

Awesome

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Awesome
Guest - Mickey on Monday, 03 June 2013 16:50

AHHH AWESOMMEE !!!

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Courtney Gendreau (website) on Monday, 03 June 2013 21:12

Awesome!!!

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Awesome!!!
Kayla Card (website) on Monday, 03 June 2013 22:10

St. Andrew, Maine

Thanks for the giveaway!

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St. Andrew, Maine Thanks for the giveaway!
Krista (website) on Tuesday, 04 June 2013 02:35

St Andrew

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St Andrew
Lauren Zipp (website) on Wednesday, 05 June 2013 20:03

St. Andrew

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St. Andrew
Sam (website) on Wednesday, 05 June 2013 22:06

The town is St Andrew!

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The town is St Andrew! :D
danielle rohloff (website) on Wednesday, 05 June 2013 23:40

st andrews,maine

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st andrews,maine
Irene Menge on Thursday, 06 June 2013 10:51

The town is St. Andrew, Maine.

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The town is St. Andrew, Maine.
Guest - Emily on Thursday, 06 June 2013 18:11

Saint Andrew, Maine!

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Saint Andrew, Maine!