Sunday, February 27, 2011

Giveaway: The Dream of Perpetual Motion

In combination with my review of The Dream of Perpetual Motion I have the opportunity to give away a copy of this intelligent and exciting steampunk book. Click here to read my review of the novel.

The summary of the book from Goodreads is:
Imprisoned for life aboard a zeppelin that floats high above a fantastic metropolis, the greeting-card writer Harold Winslow pens his memoirs. His only companions are the disembodied voice of Miranda Taligent, the only woman he has ever loved, and the cryogenically frozen body of her father Prospero, the genius and industrial magnate who drove her insane.

The tale of Harold’s life is also one of an alternate reality, a lucid waking dream in which the well-heeled have mechanical men for servants, where the realms of fairy tales can be built from scratch, where replicas of deserted islands exist within skyscrapers.. As Harold’s childhood infatuation with Miranda changes over twenty years to love and then to obsession, the visionary inventions of her father also change Harold’s entire world, transforming it from a place of music and miracles to one of machines and noise. And as Harold heads toward a last desperate confrontation with Prospero to save Miranda’s life, he finds himself an unwitting participant in the creation of the greatest invention of them all: the perpetual motion machine.

Beautifully written, stunningly imagined, and wickedly funny, The Dream of Perpetual Motion is a heartfelt meditation on the place of love in a world dominated by technology.
In order to enter to win a copy of The Dream of Perpetual Motion leave a comment about what your heart's desire is. Make sure to include your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win, after which you will have 48 hours to claim the prize. You can have a second entry for being a follower, just make sure you leave a second comment or it won't be counted. This giveaway will run until March 20th 2011 at 11:59 MST and is open to Canada and the US, no PO boxes. Enjoy!

49 comments:

  1. My hearts desire is my husband....and reading :)

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  2. +1 GFC follower

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  3. Hi! My name is Deanna and I stumbled upon your blog via Carrie Carm and I love your book review website! Bookworms unite! Hahaha... rock on.

    I would love to enter your giveaway. My heart's desire is to live the dream of traveling and writing, sending souvenirs home + collect coffee mugs (for hot chocolate and tea). Be joyously happy about life, with either a friend or a love to share the moment with.

    What is your heart's desire?
    =)


    My email is deanna_cheng@hotmail.com

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  4. Great giveaway!

    My hearts desire is my children. They are my life :)

    jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

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  5. I follow via GFC :)

    jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

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  6. My hearts desire is to live a long, happy life with my family.

    simplyjessiey2(at)aol.com

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  7. And I am also a follower. :)
    simplyjessiey2(at)aol.com

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  8. My heart desire:- right now becoming a doctor!!

    GFC follower

    vidishamun@gmail.com

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  9. Hm ... my heart's desire ... I think I would have to say a home. That is what I want - a sturdy little home that I can share with the love of my life and our kitties. Simple, yes - but such a desire! Thanks for the giveaway! :)
    apereiraorama[at]gmail[dot]com

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  10. Although I know that what it might entail is changeable from person to person, my hearts desire is security.
    shetreadssoftly(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. I am a follower
    shetreadssoftly(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. hi,
    My heart desire is to get accepted at the university.

    thanks for the giveaway

    mais3477 at gmail.com

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  13. I am also a follower

    mais3477 at gmail.com

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  14. My heart's desire is stability. But financial and emotional. To not have to worry month to month about how small things can easily upset a delicate balance.

    helpersarah2009@gmail.com

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  15. I'm a loyal follower through GFC.

    helpersarah2009@gmail.com

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  16. My heart's desire is to be able to quit my day job and write full-time.

    graceonorato(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. And I'm a follower!

    graceonorato(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. This seems like an absolutely lovely read, thanks for the chance to win it. :D

    My hearts desire is to be the best mother I can possibly be. I'm due in the beginning of May and am rather young to have a child, an I want to raise my baby girl and make her as happy as possible. I can't wait to hold her in my arms and read her bedtime stories. (:
    xmuffinsniper@aim.com

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  19. My heart's desire is to figure out what I want to do with my life.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  20. Holy moly, lots of people want to win this book!

    I had it set aside for myself at the store where I work, but someone sold it on me. So I couldn't believe it when I saw your post giving away this very title on my wish list!

    Okay, so right now my heart's desire is to win this book! :)

    Otherwise, I think one of my major heart's desires is to finally, after ten years, have only one job and enough money to live comfortably. I can't fit in a lot of reading and the one thing I like most to do is read and blog about that. It stresses me out that I am not able to do the stuff I love or even need to do...

    Anyway. This is really great: thanks for hosting this contest!

    PS. Came here via Penguin newsletter. :)

    steph[at]bellasbookshelves[dot]com.

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  21. This book sounds fantastic! my heart's desire is safe, warm, loving homes for all dogs and cats living on the streets & waiting in shelters to be adopted.

    Thank you for this giveaway!
    Aimala127(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. I am a GFC follower of your blog!

    Aimala127(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. My heart's desire is to continue to enjoy time with my grandsons!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. GFC follower:nicolesender
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. My hearts desire is to be a good and loving person to all.
    cindymacbeth@gmail.com

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  26. To see the world. All of it. :)
    mariahoverlock (at) gmail (dot) com

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  27. My heart's desire is to see the beauty in the world, and to raise a wonderful family.

    openupthesky42 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  28. +1 for being a Google friend follower!

    openupthesky42 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  29. Thanks for the giveaway! My heart's desire is to find what will make me happiest in life and to be able to pursue whatever that is.

    susanna dot pyatt at student dot rcsnc dot org

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  30. GFC follower - Andrea I


    My heart's desire is a vacation outside the USA.

    lillieblue613(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. Hmmmmmm -- my heart's desire is probably good coffee and great books. They make me happy :)

    erinmp12 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  32. New follower, too!

    erinmp12 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  33. My heart's desire is definitely my own library. My boyfriend is an architect and I made him promise me that he'll design my house someday with its very own library. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway, I've really been wanting to read this!

    jmartinez0415 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  34. I'm a new GFC follower too!

    jmartinez0415 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  35. My hearts desire is spending time with my nephews (8 & 9 yrs old).

    GFC followe

    suefitz(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. My hearts desire is to have a happy, healthy, country home. I'd love to have an extensive room in the house with a library collect worth of books. Also, goat cheese sounds good.

    GFC follower

    butterflyboo123(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  37. My hearts desire is to marry the love of my life.

    swaggirl01 at gmail dot com

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  38. My little heart's desires? My, my which one to pick from? Can I list a few? ^_^

    1. meet "THE ONE" and marry him :)
    2. be super healthy
    3. get good jobs
    4. have awesome kids and an awesome life.
    (is that too much to ask for? oh well, i'm greedy xD)

    hsiu_an(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  39. I'm also a GFC follower!

    hsiu_an(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  40. My heart desire? To be able to stay home and read all day! :)

    shortcut_2_mushrooms(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)nz

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  41. I'm a GFC follower: Christy
    shortcut_2_mushrooms(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)nz

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  42. My hearts desire is to live purposefully
    girl23rocks at hotmail dot com

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  43. GFC follower!
    girl23rocks at hotmail dot com

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  44. My heart's desire is to be a published, working author!

    mare
    tommygirl828 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  45. My heart's desire is to have my family happy and healthy again!

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

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  46. GFC follower

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

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  47. My heart's desire is to be healthy and live long enough to see my two sons be happy in life and hopefully,
    to play with my grandchildren...
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  48. I follow you publicly via Google
    Friend Connect! (windycindy)
    Again, many thanks to you...
    Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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