Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Mortal Paths Feature & Giveaway


Blog with Bite would like to extend a warm welcome to Dakota Banks the author of the hard hitting Mortal Path series (HarperCollins) and our week long feature.

 Dakota grew up in a converted turn-of-the-century funeral home (complete with blood gutters and a drain in the basement floor) and claims that it warped her mind and set her upon her macabre path.

 She lives on the western fringe of St. Louis, Missouri with her husband. She has two adopted sons that are both in college.You can find Ms. Banks online here: Web :: Blog :: Twitter :: Facebook

Ms. Banks has kindly offered up for the readers of Blog with Bite FIVE (5) copies of her books, Dark Time & Sacrifice. {details below}


Dark Time: Mortal Path Book 1

Susannah Layhem, a healer unjustly accused of witchcraft in the 17th century, is ripped from her husband's arms and thrown in jail. Abandoned by her husband and friends, she's tied to a stake and set afire. Her raging bitterness draws one of seven ancient Sumerian demons. The demon Rabishu pulls her from the flames, and she signs a contract to live forever—if she does his evil work. Susannah becomes the Black Ghost, an Ageless assassin gifted with otherworldly skills and superbly trained in martial arts.

She obeys Rabishu's orders and remains a beautiful young woman. Then she's given an assignment she can't bear to carry out. She chooses the mortal path instead, and emerges from three centuries of reluctant service as the demon's slave. Now Maliha Crayne, she discovers the fine print of her contract. If she balances lives taken with lives saved, she'll ascend to a paradise straight out of Sumerian legend. If she fails, she faces eternal torment at Rabishu's hands. The ticking clock? Every time she saves lives, she ages. The deck is stacked against her. She's got her own agenda, though. Payback time—killing Rabishu and his kin before he gets his punishing claws on her.

Intimately tangled with Maliha's yearning for personal redemption is her thrilling quest to stop a villain from selling America's security to the highest bidder. For both goals, she will need to relearn what it means to be mortal, to reach out in friendship, and to dare to believe she can love again.

DARK TIME is laced with ancient legends, a heady dash of the supernatural, and the warmth of awakening relationships.>> Read Chapter 1

Sacrifice: Mortal Path Book 2

A demon's enslaved executioner--a ravager of lives and souls--Maliha Crayne has been reborn, willing to sacrifice her immortality for a chance at freedom ... and salvation. Now she has an opportunity to prevent the death of thousands to help balance the countless lives she has obliterated over the centuries. To do so, she must locate and destroy an evil cabal of madmen in possession of a weapon of unspeakable power--and survive the immortal assassins who are now after her blood. But it means reverting to the old ways and surrendering once more to the darkness. >> Read First 50


For our readers: What would you sell your soul for? Money, Love, Revenge??? Or something all together different?

Contest Deets:
  • Five (5) winners will receive a set of the Mortal Path series: Dark Time and Sacrifice 
  • Commenting on this post will earn entry into this contest, but please answer the FOR OUR READERS question to be eligible. Not following directions will result in your comment not counting
  • Winners will be chosen using Random.org
  • Following BlogwithBite.com is not required
  • Extra entries will be offered, separate comment for each entry please, if you leave multiple entries in one comment it will only be counted as one entry
  • Contest ends November 8th, 2010 11:59 CST
Extra Entries:
  • Befriend Dakota Banks on Facebook   {Leave name last initial}
  • Follow BlogwithBite.com {GFC, Email}
  • Like BWB on Facebook {Leave name last initial}
  • Follow Dakota Banks Blog
  • Follow Dakota Banks on Twitter
  • Spread the word in any way, twitter, facebook, post, sidebar, etc. {leave link}
  • Participated in a BWB group review

153 comments:

Katie said...

Sell my soul, eh? Hummm...it would probably be for money so I could help my family and friends to have what they need and want. A little altruistic, but true.

Thanks!
Katie
bigferret at email dot comg

+1 following as bigferret

Linda Henderson said...

The only thing I can think of would be to save my children.

seriousreader at live dot com

Linda Henderson said...

Facebook friend request sent to Dakota Banks as myself.

seriousreader at live dot com

Linda Henderson said...

I follow on GFC.

seriousreader at live dot com

Linda Henderson said...

I like you on Facebook as myself.

seriousreader at live dot com

Linda Henderson said...

I follow Dakota Banks blog on GFC

seriousreader at live dot com

Linda Henderson said...

I follow Dakota Banks on Twitter as BookOwner.

seriousreader at live dot com

Linda Henderson said...

I tweeted this giveaway.
http://twitter.com/BookOwner/status/29577377622

seriousreader at live dot com

Vampire Book Club said...

I'd love to say it'd be for love or something really noble, but it would probably be for vengeance. Pain from loss of love can be just as powerful sometimes.

chelsea AT vampirebookclub.net

Vampire Book Club said...

+1 Follower (RSS, GFC)

chelsea AT vampirebookclub.net

Vampire Book Club said...

+1 Follow Dakota Banks on Twitter (@VampBookClub)

chelsea AT vampirebookclub.net

RKCharron said...

Hi :)
Thank you for the opportunity to win the Mortal Path books. Are they signed?
I'd sell my soul for immortality, thus the purchaser would be unable to collect & I'd be able to see what'll happen with humanity.
:)
All the best,
RKCharron

RKCharron said...

I follow Dakota on Twitter

RKCharron said...

I already Follow Dakota's blog.

Chrizette said...

I am a romantic at heart - so it will have to be for love :)

~Chrizette
baychriz at gmail dot com

Chrizette said...

Follower on google friends

~Chrizette
baychriz at gmail dot com

tetewa said...

I would for my family! tWarner419@aol.com

Ashley said...

I would sell my soul to save my family but that is about it.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

Bethie said...

The only thing that would make me sell my soul would be my family's safety. I don't think I would be able to do it for possessions or money.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Bethie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I follow on GFC

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Sullivan McPig said...

To save the life of someone I love

follower of bwb
(sullivanmcpig(at)gmail(dot)com
international entry so not sure if I can enter)

Sullivan McPig said...

+ Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/SullivanMcPig/status/29597423307

Barbara E. said...

I'd sell my soul for the ability to eat as much chocolate as I wanted with no after effects, LOL.

The Mortal Path series has been on my wish list since I first heard about it, so it would be awesome to win both books.

Barbed1951(at)aol(dot)com

Barbara E. said...

I'm a GFC follower of Blog with Bite.

Barbed1951(at)aol(dot)com

Rosie said...

I'd probably sell my soul for true love that would bring me complete happiness. With true love, I wouldn't mind getting old. Thanks!

rosie0512 @ hotmail . com

Kelsey said...

I'd sell my soul for love and revenge. Depends. If someone I love is about to die I'd sell my soul if it saved their life. But if someone killed me or someone I loved, I'd go for revenge, and then kill all of the people who were killing other people. Who knows?
kelsey.gilley@gmail.com

booklover0226 said...

I would sell my soul to save a loved one.

Thanks,
Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

booklover0226 said...

I befriended Dakota on FB. (Tracey D)

Thanks,
Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

booklover0226 said...

I follow BWB via GFC (booklover0226)

Thanks,
Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

booklover0226 said...

I liked BWB on FB (Tracey D)

Thanks,
Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

booklover0226 said...

I follow Dakota's blog via GFC (booklover0226)

Thanks,
Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

It's sad that I would even consider selling my soul...for anything. But there is one thing that the hubby and I want desperately and that's a baby. SO that would have to be my number one choice...it would be well worth my soul!

Jennifer
BookNoise at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

Befriended Dakota on FB
as Jennifer S

BookNoise at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

Loyal GFC follower of BlogW/Bite

BookNoise at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

Follow Blog with Bite of FB
as Jennifer S

BookNoise at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

New follower of Dakota's blog

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Lucy D'Andrea said...

I would definitely sell my soul for my family, and those whom I love and cherish most. If it meant to save them from harm or disease or death.

lucy.dandrea@gmail.com

Lucy D'Andrea said...

Extra entry:

I befriended Dakota Banks on Facebook. (waiting for acceptance) Last Name initial = D

lucy.dandrea@gmail.com

Lucy D'Andrea said...

Extra Entry:

I follow BlogwithBite.com through GFC and Email

lucy.dandrea@gmail.com

Lucy D'Andrea said...

Extra Entry:

I have "Liked" BWB on Facebook
Last name Initial = D

lucy.dandrea@gmail.com

Lucy D'Andrea said...

Extra Entry:

I follow Dakota Banks Blog

lucy.dandrea@gmail.com

Bethany C. said...

Hi, don't enter me as I already have both books, just wanted to say that I finally started Dark Time and I can't put it down!

Tore said...

I am a follower and email subscriber. I would sell my soul for love. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Teril said...

Gosh if I sold my soul for something what would it be? How about a bookstore with an unending coffee bar and every new book when it came out as well as every edition of past books, like my own personal Powells. Yeah I would totally do that maybe and all the books would be mine for free forever. :)

GFC follower - Teril

buddyt said...

Sell my soul ?

No, I rather think not !

I have read too many books about deals with the Devil and I can't imagine that I would ever agree to do this. The Seller just always ends up on the losing side.

Please enter me in the giveaway if it is open worldwide.

Thanks.

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

I am a Follower via GFC

Dea S. said...

I would sell my soul for my mom and dad..

sauvadeavelle@yahoo.com

Dea S. said...

Befriended Dakota Banks on FB = Velle B.

sauvadeavelle@yahoo.com

Dea S. said...

Followed BWB via gfc = IvaliceAlliance


sauvadeavelle@yahoo.com

Dea S. said...

Liked BWB on facebook = Velle B.

sauvadeavelle@yahoo.com

Dea S. said...

Followed Dakota Banks' blog via gfc


sauvadeavelle@yahoo.com

Indigo said...

I would sell my soul to be able to hear again. You never know what you're missing until it's gone. Going on 6 years with my deafness, I even miss the corny Christmas music in the stores. Thanks for this opportunity! Indigo

ravensquietscreams@gmail.com

Indigo said...

I'm a GFC follower to Blog with Bite. Thanks! Indigo

ravensquietscreams@gmail.com

Jessica said...

I honestly wouldn't sell my soul for anything. It's not something I would want to give up to the wrong person/entity/whatever. So yeah, no dice.

jessbess2505[at]yahoo[dot]com

Indigo said...

Follow Dakota Banks blog via GFC. Thanks!

ravensquietscreams@gmail.com

Jessica said...

I follow Dakota's blog

Jessica said...

Follow BlogwithBite

jessbess2505[at]yahoo[dot]com

Jessica said...

Posted in contests page: http://jessica-agreatread.blogspot.com/p/contests.html

jessbess2505[at]yahoo[dot]com

Vampire Book Club said...

Added this great contest to our weekly contest roundup post: http://vampirebookclub.net/contest-roundup-rachel-vincent-sophie-jordan-dakota-banks-elle-jasper/

chelsea AT vampirebookclub.net

Tanya1224 said...

Awesome contest. I've been wanting to read these books. Love the covers too.
I'd sell my soul for love if it meant we could be together forever. I'd probably sell it for a special gift too like mind reading or an ability like teleporting. I'd love to pop into another country for an authentic bite of food =)
Tanyaw1224@yahoo.com

Tanya1224 said...

GFC Follower - Tanyaw1224

Tanya1224 said...

Follow Dakota Banks on twitter @Tanya1224

Tanya1224 said...

tweeted about contest at www.twitter.com/Tanya1224

jmspettoli said...

If i were to sell my soul i'd definitely do it for revenge so that the other person gets what they deserve. Or I'd sell it for super powers...

spettolij AT gmail DOT com

jmspettoli said...

Friend with Dakota Banks on Facebook (Jessica Spettoli)

spettolij AT gmail DOT com

jmspettoli said...

Follower of Blog With Bite via GFC.

spettolij AT gmail DOT com

jmspettoli said...

Liked Blog with Bite on Facebook (Jessica Spettoli)

spettolij AT gmail DOT com

jmspettoli said...

Follower of Dakota Banks' blog via GFC.

spettolij AT gmail DOT com

jmspettoli said...

Follower of Dakota Banks on Twitter (@jmspettoli)

spettolij AT gmail DOT com

jmspettoli said...

Twitter: http://twitter.com/jmspettoli/status/335880325701632

spettolij AT gmail DOT com

Sally T Gurl said...

Speaking purely in a metaphorical sense (I'm not so sure I buy into the biblical concept of a soul), I'd trade my soul for a moment of true happiness.

bellasbookslut[at]gmail[dot]com

Pamk said...

sell my soul. I would do it only if had to to save my children. And only if I had no other choice.
scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

Pamk said...

Befriend Dakota Banks on Facebook Pamk258
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Pamk said...

Follow BlogwithBite.com Pamk

Pamk said...

Like BWB on Facebook Pamk

Pamk said...

Follow Dakota Banks on Twitter Pamk258

Beverly said...

Sell my soul? I guess I hope to never be faced with the opportunity to sell my soul - but I don't think I would sell it for love, money, or revenge. Love should be free, money should be honestly earned and revenge should be left to cosmic justice. I would readily sell my soul for my children and family though - if it meant saving them.

bevsharp@desch.org

Beverly said...

I am an old follower of BlogwithBite.

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Beverly said...

sidebar link - http://wormyhole.blogspot.com

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JenM said...

I can't really think of anything I want badly enough that I would be tempted to sell my soul, but then again, I don't really believe in the concept of a soul anyway, so it doesn't really matter whether I would sell it or not.

jen(at)delux(dot)com

JenM said...

Follower of BWB

jen(at)delux(dot)com

Llehn said...

I'd sell my soul for wisdom.

lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

Llehn said...

Following your blog on GFC.

lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

Llehn said...

Following Dakota's blog on GFC.

lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

c4casey said...

I might sell my soul for a book xDD

c4casey[at]comcast[dot]net

c4casey said...

I friended Dakota on Facebook as Casey H.-P.

c4casey[at]comcast[dot]net

c4casey said...

I follow follow BlogwithBite (GFC) through my twitter account (DustMiteBunny)

c4casey[at]comcast[dot]net

c4casey said...

Liked BWB on Facebook (Casey H.-P.)

c4casey[at]comcast[dot]net

c4casey said...

Follow Dakota on Twitter as DustMiteBunny

c4casey[at]comcast[dot]net

Mary said...

Please enter me! What an awesome giveaway!

mary@guthnur.net

Mary said...

I Follow your blog +1

mary@guthnur.net

Mary said...

I "Liked" BWB on FB = Mary G.

mary@guthnur.net

Mary said...

I follow Dakota Banks Blog +1 Entry
= Sparkling Reviews

Mary said...

I Follow Dakota Banks On Twitter +1
@SparklingReview

mary@guthnur.net

Mary said...

I sent a request to befriend Dakota Banks on FB = Mary G. +1

mary@guthnur.net

yllektra (force-oblique) said...

Thanks for the giveaway! :)

I think if it meant saving the life of someone I really loved I could sell my soul. I mean I don't think I would do it for me, because then what kind of life would I have anyways?

yvantis[at]hotmail[dot]com

yllektra (force-oblique) said...

I follow the blog on GFC and through email (Kelly A. // @yllaktra)

yvantis[at]hotmail[dot]com

yllektra (force-oblique) said...

I like BWB onFB (Kelly An.)


yvantis[at]hotmail[dot]com

yllektra (force-oblique) said...

I follow Dakota on twitter
(@yllektra)

yvantis[at]hotmail[dot]com

yllektra (force-oblique) said...

I follow Dakota on her blog as Kelly A. (gfc)

yvantis[at]hotmail[dot]com

yllektra (force-oblique) said...

I tweeted the contest
http://twitter.com/yllektra/status/666887599951872

yvantis[at]hotmail[dot]com

yllektra (force-oblique) said...

I shared the contest on FB
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=887420205#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=130284160358021&id=887420205

yvantis[at]hotmail[dot]com

JoAnna said...

I think the only thing I would sell my soul for is my kids.

beckerjo(at)verizon(dot)net

JoAnna said...

Befriend Dakota Banks on Facebook (sent a request) - JoAnna B

beckerjo(at)verizon(dot)net

JoAnna said...

Follow BlogwithBite.com {GFC JoAnna}
beckerjo(at)verizon(dot)net

JoAnna said...

Like BWB on Facebook {JoAnna B}
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JoAnna said...

Follow Dakota Banks Blog (JoAnna)
beckerjo(at)verizon(dot)net

JoAnna said...

Follow Dakota Banks on Twitter (beckerjo)
beckerjo(at)verizon(dot)net

JoAnna said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/beckerjo/status/680393040728064

beckerjo(at)verizon(dot)net

Books Glorious Books said...

I'm going to say I would sell my soul for love...

m-hussein at hotmail dot co dot uk

Maryam at GloriousBooks

Books Glorious Books said...

I follow BGB by email

m-hussein at hotmail dot co dot uk

lingeorge said...

As I enter the last quarter of my life.....I might consider healthy youth. Oh to start at 20 - if I can contain the "If I knew then" to actually know this stuff -- I just might be tempted.
troublelore at gmail dot com

lingeorge said...

I follow BWB email at"
troublelore at gmail dot com

Kulsuma said...

I'd sell my soul for infinite happiness.
k_anon[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk

Kulsuma said...

I follow Blogs with Bite through gfc.
k_anon[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk

Kulsuma said...

I'm a blog follower of Dakota Banks through gfc.
k_anon[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk

count me in if this is international please.

Dakota Banks said...

The giveaway's international, and all books are signed and mailed by me. I have the sets ready to go, stored in my closet--oops, make that office supply storage area. Winners can ask for a specific inscription, otherwise there will be a plain signature.

bookdout said...

What would you sell your soul for? Money, Love, Revenge??? Or something all together different?

Money would certainly make my life easier but it doesn't buy happiness (or so they tell me, I'd like to find out first hand one day). I would sell my sell to ensure my children's safety and wellbeing though.

Thank you for the chance to win! I really appreciate you making it international!

bookd.out at gmail dot com

bookdout said...

I follow BWB via GFC

bookdout said...

I like BWB on faceboook

bookdout said...

I like BWB on facebook (shelleyrae c)

Spav said...

I think I would sell my soul to save a loved one.

spav05(at)gmail(dot)com

Spav said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/Sparima/status/1417291988209664

spav05(at)gmail(dot)com

Spav said...

GFC Follower

spav05(at)gmail(dot)com

Spav said...

Like BWB on FB: as Arantza C

spav05(at)gmail(dot)com

Spav said...

Follow Dakota's blog

spav05(at)gmail(dot)com

Spav said...

Follow Dakota on twitter: (@Sparima)

spav05(at)gmail(dot)com

bookdout said...

I like Dakota on Facebook

bookdout said...

I follow Dakota on Twitter @bookdout

bookdout said...

I follow Dakotas's blog

bookdout said...

I retweeted this contest (@bookdout)

Walarsha said...

I would sell my soul for immortality.

Walarsha said...

I am friends with Dakota on Facebook

Walarsha said...

I follow BWB blog

Mysteriousrose said...

I don't think I will sell my soul for anything unless it's about saving someone very close to me.

Thank you for having such a great giveaway I would love a chance to read the books they sound so awesome.

I'm international so i hope the contest is open for international entries:-)

forceofstars(at)yahoo(dot)dk

Mysteriousrose said...
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Mysteriousrose said...

+1 I'm a GFC follower of BlogwithBite.com (Mysteriousrose)

forceofstars(at)yahoo(dot)dk

Mysteriousrose said...

+1 I'm liking BWB on Facebook, Mette J.

forceofstars(at)yahoo(dot)dk

Mysteriousrose said...

+1 I sent a friend request to Dakota over at facebook, Mette J.

forceofstars(at)yahoo(dot)dk

Mysteriousrose said...

+1 I follow Dakota's blog (Mysteriousrose)

forceofstars(at)yahoo(dot)dk

Mysteriousrose said...

+1 I spread the word about the contest at facebook: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=130861363635895&id=100000852732699

forceofstars(at)yahoo(dot)dk

Mysteriousrose said...

+1 I follow Dakota on twitter (@forceofstars)

forceofstars(at)yahoo(dot)dk

PinkStuff28 said...

I would sell my soul for love and revenge !

raluk.93 at gmail (dot) com

PinkStuff28 said...

I'm a follower




raluk.93 at gmail (dot) com

PinkStuff28 said...

Befriended Dakota Banks on Facebook

(Jenny M )

PinkStuff28 said...

Like BWB on Facebook (Jenny M)

PinkStuff28 said...

Follow Dakota Banks on Twitter (@raluk15)

Mysteriousrose said...

Forgot that I changed my twitter name, I'm still a follower of Dakota on Twitter (@mette_s_jensen)

forceofstars(at)yahoo(dot)dk

k_sunshine1977 said...

i would only sell my soul to save another loved one's soul! i'm rather attached to my soul! lol

k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

k_sunshine1977 said...

i Follow BlogwithBite through GFC

k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

k_sunshine1977 said...

i also follow dakota's blog

k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

k_sunshine1977 said...

i like bwb on fb (kisah j.)

k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

k_sunshine1977 said...

i also friended Dakota Banks on fb
(kisah j.)

k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

Loony said...

The only thing I would sell my soul for is my loved ones. They mean the world to me.

lnhphm24 at hotmail dot com