Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Giveaway & Guest Post - Zoraida Cordova Top 10 Books To Read When Stranded on a Desert Island

Zoraida Cordova, author of the novel, Vicious Deep is our guest blogger today!  Zoraida was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador.   Vicious Deep is Zoraida's debut novel, which features some very beautiful and very terrifying mermaids.  Today she is telling us what ten books she would want with her to read if she was stranded on a desert island.  Take it away Zoraida:

Top Ten Books to Read when Stranded on a Desert Island: If you are going to be stranded, may as well find something to pass the time. Just make sure you plan ahead…
#1 would have to be HOW TO SURVIVE ON A DESERT ISLAND. Because, really, if I don't survive, I won't get to read #2-10. 
#2 Beauty Queens by Libba Bray, obvi. 
#3 A collection of fairy tales from around the world.
#4 The Harry Potter series, because I'll need a little hope to keep me going. 
#5 Montana Sky by Nora Roberts. Don't you roll your eyes at me. Deserted islands get lonely.

#6 Still Life With Woodpecker by Tom Robbins because every word is beauty. 
#7 Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown. Partly because I'd like the company of merpeople. Partly because I'd like to read it before I get stranded. But also because I can't say I want to get stranded with my own mermaids ;) 

#8 Buffy the Vampire Slayer, season 8 graphic novels. When facing the forces of darkness (strike that), nature, I'd ask myself, What Would Buffy Do? 
#9 The Essential Neruda. Pablo Neruda was exiled to an island where he fell in love and wrote poetry. Maybe I'd get the same inspiration. 

#10 A blank notebook, to write my own stories.

To celebrate the release of Vicious Deep, Sourcebooks Fire has graciously donated a copy for a giveaway!  Enter using the rafflecopter form below.  The giveaway will run from 5/15/12 through 5/19/12.  See the fineprint in the rafflecopter form for the legal mumbo-jumbo.  Thanks for stopping by and a huge thank you to Zoraida Cordova and Sourcebooks Fire!  

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  1. Dude, I read #5 in high school! I remember looking around like, "Should they have this in the library?!?!"

  2. I would want the last harry potter book!!!

  3. I would want Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick.

  4. Heidi - I know seriously! Now you can get 50 Shades though, so I guess Nora isn't as scandalous anymore. :-)

    Bridget - good call. I think I would need all Harry Potters.

    WinterFaerie - Patch would make being stranded much nicer!

    Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

  5. Such a hard choice! Besides a survival guide lol I would probably want something by Richelle Mead or Michelle Rowen. Adrian Ivashkov would definitely keep me entertained on the island. Thanks for the giveaway!