BOOKS: Giveaway - Bury the Living by Jodi McIsaac-CLOSED

Lady Jayne
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July 16th, 2016, 6:43 pm #1

The Outlander Book Club is happy to announce another book giveaway. The book is an advance reader's copy that has been signed by the author, Jodi McIsaac -- Bury the Living (The Revolutionary Series Book 1)! Be the first to read this novel that will be released on September 6. A review of the book by our very own LynnL is included here.



This new series from Jody McIsaac tells the story of Nora O’Reilly, who grew up in the turbulent times of the Troubles in Belfast, Northern Ireland during the 1990’s where everyday life was full of war and unrest. She lost family, friends, and her childhood innocence. Her story gives the reader an interesting and compelling look at what living in that period was like as well as being pulled back in time to Ireland’s previous struggles for independence and autonomy. Nora is haunted by dreams of a man from the past who needs her help. She has spent her adult life trying to care for the lost, poor, and disenfranchised from war torn countries as well as trying to atone for some of her own perceived sins. The story is predicated upon a mix of Catholicism and Irish folklore that gives it a mystical atmosphere.

Nora has almost always lived in a war zone whether it was the one surrounding her own home, or on the job as a relief worker. She, more than many of her generation, has seen the devastation and ruined lives that wars have wrought especially when people turn on each other after fighting off the enemy as the Irish did in their Civil War of 1923. So when Thomas Heaney fills her dreams and calls to Nora from the mists of time, she answers in hopes of helping him, and possibly her country’s future of separation and strife if the past can be changed. The time travel makes an interesting aspect as Nora goes back to a pivotal period in Ireland that had a ripple effect for the country continuing through to her time. Ms. McIsaac skillfully integrates the historical fact with the fictional characters which is the mark of a good historical fiction. The reader cares about the characters while learning about the real events.

For those of you looking for a romantic element, there is the hint of it not realized in this book, but since this is a series, I see the possibility of a future relationship. If you enjoy historical fiction in general, and Irish history in particular, this book is an interesting and thought provoking read.


:read: If you interested in winning the book, please post on this thread. The winner will be selected by random draw on August 14. :read:
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audiobooklover
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July 16th, 2016, 9:18 pm #2

I'm interested. :bigsmile:
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Pauline
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July 16th, 2016, 10:53 pm #3

I'm interested :bigsmile:
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NigheanDubh
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July 17th, 2016, 3:09 am #4

Sure! Sounds interesting.
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July 18th, 2016, 4:12 pm #5

I would like to put my name in the hat.
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Lady Jayne
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July 21st, 2016, 3:07 pm #6

I have to second LynnL's review of Bury the Living and highly recommend the series. I was on the edge of my seat until the very end and am already looking forward to the second installment. :)
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Lady Jayne
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August 1st, 2016, 1:26 pm #7

:bagpipe: There is still time to enter your name in this giveaway of Book 1 of Jodi McIsaac's new Revolutionary Series -- Bury the Living .

All you need to do to enter is to post on this thread. :flower:
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Lady Jayne
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August 6th, 2016, 6:42 pm #8

:bagpipe: One more week until the winner is picked for Bury the Living! Don't miss your chance to win a signed advance copy.
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Lady Jayne
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August 14th, 2016, 1:24 pm #9

The winner of our giveaway is Audiobooklover! Congratulations. :)

:bagpipe: Stay tuned for our next giveaway of Destiny's Plan by Victoria Saccenti (aka Anam-charaid).
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audiobooklover
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August 15th, 2016, 1:15 pm #10

Oooooo! I won! :teehee: I'm looking forward to receiving my book and then to finding time to read it. :read:

Thanks! :flower:
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audiobooklover
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August 19th, 2016, 5:15 pm #11

I got the mail a little while ago and my book was included! Thanks Lady Jayne! :D

Now, to try to find time to read it, especially right now when I am behind on a few things because I was out of town. . .

ETA: And, I meant to say also thanks to Jodi McIsaac for making a signed copy available for this giveaway. :thanks:
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NigheanDubh
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August 19th, 2016, 8:28 pm #12

Congratulations on your win, audio. I pre-ordered mine for kindle.
"'I wish to God,' said Gideon with mild exasperation, 'that you'd talk--just once--in prose like other people.'"
--Game of Kings
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audiobooklover
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September 4th, 2016, 3:13 am #13

I made time to read my copy and I'm glad I did. I enjoyed the book and I think others here might too. I wrote more about it here if you are interested.
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Lady Jayne
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September 13th, 2017, 12:57 am #14

UPDATE:


The second book in Jodi McIsaac's The Revolutionary Series, Summon the Queen, came out earlier this year. It's available in book form, audio and eBook. I am adding it to my TBR pile! 🙂
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