The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness Giveaway

May 28th, 2014 kimbacaffeinate Book Spotlight, Giveaway 157 Comments

28th May

THE BOOK OF LIFE by Deborah Harkness – the thrilling final installment to the beloved, New York Times bestselling All Souls trilogy – hits shelves July 15. Over a million copies have been sold, and readers have fallen in love with Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont, whose adventure in THE BOOK OF LIFE picks up right where Shadow of Night ends as the couple travel through time to continue their hunt for Ashmole 782, the enchanted alchemical manuscript that every magical being desperately wants their hands on. This is one of my most anticipated books for 2014 and today I have a special giveaway and an excerpt to excite you!

The Book of Life
The Book of Life
by Deborah Harkness
Series: All Souls Trilogy #3
Release date: July 15, 2014
Genre: Paranormal
Publisher: Viking/Penguin
Pre-order: Amazon


Ghosts didn’t have much substance; they were composed only of memories and heart. Atop one of Sept-Tours’ round towers, Emily Mather pressed a diaphanous hand against the spot in the center of her chest that even now was heavy with dread.
Does it ever get easier? Her voice, like the rest of her, was almost imperceptible. The watching? The waiting? The knowing?

Not that I’ve noticed, Philippe de Clermont replied shortly. He was perched nearby, studying his own transparent fingers.

Emily’s face fell, and Philippe silently cursed himself. Since she’d died, the witch had been his constant companion, cutting his loneliness in two.

Perhaps it will be easier when they don’t need us anymore, Philippe said more gently. He might be the more experienced ghost, but it was Emily who understood the metaphysics of their situation. What the witch had told him went against everything Philippe believed about the Afterworld.

Diana’s warm alto floated up to the battlements. Diana and Matthew, Emily and Philippe said in unison, peering down on the cobbled courtyard that surrounded the château.

There, Philippe said, pointing at the drive. Even dead, his vampire sight was sharper than any human’s. He was also still more handsome than any man had a right to be, with his broad shoulders and devilish grin. He turned the latter on Emily, who couldn’t help grinning back. They are a fine couple, are they not? Look how much my son has changed.

Vampires weren’t supposed to be altered by the passing of time, and so Emily expected to see the same black hair, so dark it glinted blue; the same celadon eyes, cool and remote as a winter sea; the same pale skin and wide mouth. There were a few subtle differences though, as Philippe suggested. Matthew’s hair was shorter, and he had a beard that made him look even more dangerous, like a pirate. She gasped.

Is Matthew—bigger? . . . Diana looks different, too. More like her mother, with that long coppery hair.

Diana stumbled on a cobblestone and Matthew’s hand shot out to steady her.

It’s not just Diana’s hair that has changed. Philippe’s face had a look of wonder. Diana is with child—Matthew’s child.

Emily examined her niece more carefully, using the supernatural grasp of truth that death afforded.

What will happen now, Philippe? Emily asked, her heart growing heavier.

Endings. Beginnings, Philippe said with deliberate vagueness. Change.

Diana has always resisted change, Emily said.

That is because she is afraid of what she must become, replied Philippe.


Thanks to Penguin I have one copy of  Diana’s commonplace book as featured in Shadow of Night. Gorgeously designed and full of never before seen tidbits from the books along with some Holographic BOOK OF LIFE buttons to giveaway to one luck US winner.





Good luck! Are you waiting on the Book of Life?

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157 Responses to “The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness Giveaway”

  1. Melanie (YA Midnight Reads)

    I’m not a huge fan of ghosts but skimming this excerpt made me very curious. Thanks for sharing! <33

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I love this series from the magical house to the time travel. Ooo and Matthew is yum.

  2. Nichole Anne

    I cannot tell you how long I have been waiting for this book. I read “Discovery of Witches” when it first came out and refused to read the second book until the third book came out because I love the first book so much and I hate having to wait for the next book. Thank you so much for the chance to win the giveaway! I’m praying like there’s no tomorrow that time speeds up so I can get my hands on this book. (^_^)v

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh no, I love book two, but it was time travel and historical, so yeah for some it was slow 🙁

  3. Ginny

    OMG!!! I want that price!!!! I probably just jinxed myself but wow what a fantastic giveaway! I am super excited to see how the story with Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont gets wrapped up. This is a fantastic series! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

      • kimbacaffeinate

        I know right!!! They are sending me a finished copy in June for review and darn I hope they send Diana’s book too. 🙂

  4. Christine

    Yes, I’m waiting for Book of Life! I’m being stubborn and waiting for all 3 to start reading this trilogy. My hubby is still mad at me for not realizing it was a series when I bought the first one and he started reading waaaay before me and has had to wait all this time!
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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Actually despite the wait, for me the anticipation is half the fun. I can not read a series or trilogy back to back, so your hubby and I will know all before you do. :p

    • kimbacaffeinate

      They are sending out a finished copy for review, I am expecting it any day now and cannot wait to devour it 🙂

  5. Nancy

    I just started reading the series. I’d love to complete it this summer, thanks.

  6. erinf1

    I read and really enjoyed this first book and I don’t know how I missed this 2nd one 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  7. Shannon

    Have definitely been waiting with bated breath! Can’t wait to devour BoL!

  8. Rita_h

    I read and thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this series by Ms. Harkness, and have #2 on my kindle now. I was waiting for #3 before starting it, but who knows, maybe I will just have to dive in and read it now. I purposely haven’t read reviews about her second book, hoping to keep an open mind. Thanks for the offer!
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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Hmm, you have about 45 days if you read it now you could dive into book three with the rest of us!

  9. Gloria Quintero

    I’ve been waiting forever for the Book of Life to come out. I keep sending messages to Ms. Harkness if she’s sure Diana & Matthew only have three books in them, maybe more adventures await them 🙂

  10. Victoria

    Definitely waiting for the Book of Life. I keep re-reading A Discovery of Witches in anticipation. Would love to win this one!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      me too Braine, and then I will be sad it’s over. Hopefully we will then have the movies to look forward too.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Enjoy. You should start now and read one in June, July and August 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      *blinks* I have failed you..yes go get Discovery of Witches stat!

  11. Megan Stietz

    Yes I AM!!! Her sisters are waiting patiently for her to sit next to them on their shelf!!! Thank you!!!

  12. Anita Yancey

    I hadn’t really heard about this book until I read your post. But I would definitely love to read it now. Thanks for this chance to win it.

  13. Lily

    Okay, the excerpt peeked my interest *adds first two books on goodreads*

    • kimbacaffeinate

      🙁 it saddens me too Faye. Maybe I will have to do something international in July 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Enjoy Melliane, I look forward to hearing your thoughts when you read them 🙂

  14. Teresa M

    Deb weaves historical and fiction together so well in this series you just cannot put them down. I have read each of the first two book about 6 times already ( not including the audible versions as I drive or fly !!! ) The final book will answer so many of our questions left at the end of Shadow of Night hopefully !! Can’t wait 🙂

  15. Lark

    Omigosh, yes, I can hardly wait to read it, especially after Viking released the first chapter (on Deborah Harkness’s website.) I suspect it will be the highlight of my summer, reading-wise! There are so many things I want to know… Despite having read the first two books several times, I plan to reread them before The Book of Life comes out, so I have all the details fresh in my mind.
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  16. Meghan

    I am so unbelievably excited for “The Book of Life”! It would be an absolute dream come true to somehow obtain a copy of Diana’s commonplace book! Thank you for giving us a chance! 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yay so glad you are excited to Meghan and agreed I want the commonplace book too!

  17. MHogan

    I just love this series and can’t wait for The Book of Life! And Diana’s commonplace book looks awesome!

  18. Tabathia B

    I am excited about the third book, I loved the first one and the second one seemed to have so many fillers, but I did end up liking that book also

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Glad you liked them. I loved them both, and cannot wait to devour this Tabathia!

  19. Angel

    I am so excited about this book! Discovery of Witches is one of my all-time favorite books. Love Diana and Matthew.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Power reading..nice. You have 45 days, if you start now you could read one in June, July and August. Perfect summer reads 🙂

  20. Donna M.

    I am a HUGE fan of this series! Matthew & Diana are a fantastic literary couple. July cannot come fast enough!!

  21. Jennifer Frkanec

    My only regret is that my vacation was not planned around the release date. Better be a slow work week. And to gear up I am listening to Discovery of Witches & Shadow of Night on audio 🙂

  22. Lisa Richardson

    This is a gorgeous book, and OF COURSE I’m waiting for it, lol!!

  23. 724brooke

    I have loved the series thus far! I have digital copies of the first two books and have preordered the Book of Life for my Kindle – BUT I would love to have the physical books of this series too! These are my favorite books and I am having all of my friends read them. I would love to win a copy and start my “physical book” collection

  24. Diane G

    Have read the first two books many times, and am eagerly awaiting the third book…I highly recommend this trilogy!

  25. Stacy Sties

    This is my favorite series, even more then Outlander which is hard to beat. I am looking forward to July 15 as if it is Christmas and I am 6!

  26. MacLean92

    This book cannot be released quickly enough! Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy!

  27. KS

    I can’t wait for this book and the release chapter 1 only further whetted my appetite for The Book of Life!

  28. Heather L.

    I’m re-listening to the first two books right now, so I can be ready for this release!

  29. Laura DePaz Cabrera

    Words cannot describe how excited I am about the release of this book. I can’t recall the last time I was this excited! Winning the Commonplace Book would be awesome!

  30. Laura Perkins

    Cannot wait for TBOL!! I’m a huge fan, this trilogy is in my heart forever!!

  31. Marla Timmins

    I am so excited about this book!!!! I adore the world she creates, so much so, when I reach the end of the book I have to start over because I’m not ready to leave! The companion book looks absolutely spellbinding!

  32. Rachel L.V.

    Been listening to the audio books again, eagerly anticipating the release of TBOL!

  33. Rachel L.V.

    Been listening to the audio books again, eagerly anticipating the release of TBOL!

  34. Teresa

    Wonderful series and cannot wait to read the final book. Diana’s Commonplace Book would make a wonderful collectible to add to the bookshelf alongside the signed hardback books from such a gifted author and teacher 🙂

  35. Tammie Taylor

    A Discovery of Witches was my favorite read when it was first published. I loved Shadow of Night! I am really excited to read the finale.

  36. Laurie C

    Amazing books from an amazing author, July 15th can’t get here soon enough for me! Deborah Harkness has the ability to tell a story and weave in so much history and knowledge you can almost believe it is real. I’ve re-read the first two books several time and each time is a delight. This is a must read series you will not be disappointed!

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