Monday, April 12, 2010

Giveaway: 3 Advanced Readers Editions of Ted Bell's "The Time Pirate"

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Thanks to Sarah at St. Martin's press, I'm giving away three advanced readers editions of Ted Bell's latest novel, The Time Pirate.  This is the second book in his Nick of Time series, and its release date is April 13th.  Believe it or not, I haven't yet read any of Ted's work, but I'm really excited about this series.  I just picked up a copy of Nick of Time (Book 1) from my local library, and I can't wait to dive into it.  These books remind me of my father's Tom Swift books and the amazing artwork is reminiscent of the Peter and the Starcatchers series.  If you get a chance, go visit the official website.  It's pretty amazing.

 In case you're unfamiliar with Nick McIver, here's a plot summary from

A thrilling sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller Nick of Time, in which the young time traveler Nick McIver must prove his courage once more, on two fronts: in World War Two–era England, where Nazis have invaded his homeland, and in America during the Revolution, where Nick stands shoulder to shoulder with General George Washington

It’s 1940 and the Nazis are invading Nick’s beloved home, the British Channel Islands. So Nick takes to the skies: He has discovered an old World War One fighter plane in an abandoned barn. Determined to learn to fly, he is soon risking life and limb to photograph armed German minelayers and patrol boats, and executing incredibly perilous bombing raids over Nazi airfields by night.

Meanwhile, the evil pirate, Captain Billy Blood, still desperate to acquire Nick’s time machine, returns to Greybeard Island. He kidnaps Nick’s sister, Kate, and transports her back to Port Royal, Jamaica, in the year 1781, leaving Nick a message that if he wants to see her alive again, he must come to Jamaica and make an even swap: Kate’s life in exchange for Nick’s wondrous time machine—that’s Blood’s bargain.

Having traveled back in time, Nick discovers a plot that might change the outcome of the American Revolution. Disguised as an eighteenth-century cabin boy, he travels to the Caribbean and confronts his old enemy, who has assembled the world’s largest pirate armada.

From the battlefields of the New World to the brutal German occupation of English soil in World War Two, The Time Pirate has Nick McIver fighting once again to defend his country, the outcome of two wars resting on his young shoulders.

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If you'd like to be one of the three winners to snag a copy of The Time Pirate, here are the contest rules:

  • Leave a comment below; this counts as your entry.
  • Entries accepted until 11:59pm on Saturday, April 24th
  • Open to U.S. addresses only.
  • Make sure at least one posted comment includes your email address. If you'd rather not have your email posted here, you may contact me directly to give me that information after you've entered here.
  • I will compile the entries and the winners will be chosen by, so even one entry can make you a winner!
  • Should you win, I will contact you on Sunday the 25th.  Please take measures to ensure that my email will make it past your spam filters, lest you miss my message! ( You'll have 72 hours to respond before I pick another winner.
  • Once I have your mailing information, I will forward your address to Sarah at St. Martin's Press.  She will then be responsible for sending you the prize.
  • More information on the giveaway policies can be found on the Contact / Policies page.

Bonus Entries
Please make note of all your bonus entries in your comment(s).  You may post separate comments or a single large comment.  Here are your bonus entry options:

  • Like many of you, I love time travel stories like The Time Pirate.  What is your favorite time travel book or movie?
  • Follow the blog by clicking on the Google "Follow" button on my sidebar (old or new followers both get the bonus entry, just let me know you're following).
  • Follow me (@LHartness) on Twitter (Please tell me your @UserName).
  • Tweet about this giveaway on; be sure to use an URL linking back to this contest in your tweet. You may do this as frequently as every 8 hours between now and April 24th at 11:59pm EST.  For each tweet, please come back and post the direct URL link to that specific tweet, not just your @Username.

That's it!  Thanks for stopping by, and good luck to all the entrants!


  1. sounds interested, sign me up.


  2. Would love this! I follow you on twitter @Fireicephotos

  3. Thanks for the giveaway! I can't remember the name of the time travel book I really liked. I think it was "Anne X," or something like that. Anyway, it was about Anne Frank and a modern girl went back in time to meet Anne. It was a YA book, and really good!

    I follow on Twitter. @Door2Wonderland.
    I'm already a Google follower.

    krae991 AT yahoo DOT com

  4. Kelsey:

    I've never heard of that one. Very interesting!

    I poked around and found a book called Anne Frank and Me by Cherie Bennett. It was YA and had a time travel-like plot. I wonder if that was it!


  5. My favorite is The Man Who Folded Himself. I tweeted about the contest here. I've been a follower for about a month. caligula at pussreboots dot pair dot com.

  6. The Man Who Folded Himself! Again, never heard of that one! Getting some good stuff here!


  7. Lost - the tv show... ;-)

    Bill ;-)

    billsmith2003 (at) gmail (dot) com

    Hope you'll check out my book giveaway:

  8. Christina - - (Bonus Entry) - My favorite time-travel book as a child was A Wrinkle In Time, although it seems very different from this series!

  9. Christina - (Main Entry) - I'm unfamiliar with this series, but it looks great!Innocent action-adventure is always good: don't we all want to travel away from our lives sometimes?

  10. My fave time travel movie is Time Line.

  11. Sounds great!

  12. Posted your giveaway at

    Thanks :)

  13. Loved and reviewing the first one. A great adventure story!

    Tweeted this.



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