Advent Calendar Day 1: Running Blind by Nicki J. Markus + Giveaway

Filed in Advent Calendar , featured , Giveaways , Nicki J Markus , The Winged Lover Posted on December 1, 2011 @ 6:00 am 16 comments

Welcome to the first day of Book Lovers Inc Advent Calendar. Starting today we will offer you one great read in a giveaway on all 24 days till Christmas.

Today you will have the chance to win a story by Nicki J. Markus. Now, I absolutely adored this story. It’s only ten pages long but what was packed into those ten pages had me in a book hangover for nearly two days!

Purchasing Info: Author’s Website, Goodreads, Amazon

Book Blurb:

It seems like any ordinary day as Nick waits for the train, but then a chance encounter with a young woman turns his world upside down. What is it that she is running from and will helping her jeopardise his own secret, making him a target too?

The Review:
Running Blind is one of the best short stories I have read in a long time.
Nick is minding his business on the train when he sees a girl running for the ready-to-close doors. His gut instinct is to help her get on the train, so he helps her, and then he sees the policemen running after her.  Read the rest of the review.



Thanks to Nicki we have a ebook copy of her new novella Day-Walker for one lucky commenter!

All you have to do is tell us how you get yourself into the christmas mood.
(You can read our full giveaway policy here)

This giveaway is open to everyone!

Giveaway ends on Saturday, December 10th; and we will announce the winner on Sunday.

Good luck!

About Amanda

Amanda-Lee is a proudly addicted reader and writer from Sydney. She lives with her wonderful husband and their more like a baby than a kitten Hamish. Amanda-Lee has been blogging for 4 years now and is a lover of all genres, though she does have a tendancy to stray towards the weird and wonderful concotions in the paranormal and fantasy genres. In addition to being the Winged Lover on BLI she also runs the book blog StoryWings.

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  • Carolyn Montgomery December 1, 2011 at 6:40 am

    Has to be putting the christmas tree up with the children helping whilst christmas songs are blasting out on the stereo @sophsam01 on twitter

  • aurian December 1, 2011 at 6:44 am

    If she can write a book of only 10 pages that lingers in your mind for days, I am wondering what a longer novella can be. So yes, count me in please.
    Getting reading for Christmas: setting up the Christmas tree, listening to Christmas music the whole month, writing Christmas Cards. Seeing the decorations in stores, it all makes me smile.

  • Dejeniera December 1, 2011 at 9:32 am

    I slap on Now that’s What I Call Christmas-but not before December. I like to savour all those Christmas classics!

  • Viki S. December 1, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    I watch ELF. That movie gets me right into the spirit of Christmas :).

  • Sullivan McPig December 1, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    First of all: i never get into a Christmas mood before the 6th of December.My rule is: no Christmassy stuff before Sinterklaas/St Nicholas Eve.
    After Sinterklaas we get a Christmas Tree and I listen to ‘I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas’ and watch Love Actually.

  • Irene Jackson December 1, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    We put out the big wooden advent calendar and fill it up with chocolate then put Scrooge on the DVD !

  • Estella December 1, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Watching my young grandsons faces as we light up the Christmas tree puts me in the mood.

  • LSUReader December 1, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Putting up the Christmas tree and yard decorations really dresses the house up. But, I think I really get in the Christmas mood after I’ve wrapped the last present!

  • Jen B. December 1, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    I put up lots of sparkly lights and shiny decorations! So pretty!

  • Victoria Zumbrum December 2, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Singing Christmas songs.

  • Karen C December 2, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    I bake Christmas goodies.

  • SarahM December 2, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    I listen to Christmas music to get in the holiday spirit 🙂

    smaccall AT

  • Tamsyn December 3, 2011 at 6:59 am

    My Christmas tree and decorations go up on the first day of December and I’m already in the holiday mood! Tough going to work as all I want to do is look at the Christmas lights on my tree! :o)


  • Barbara December 3, 2011 at 9:28 am

    I listen to Christmas music…and make a list of who I need to buy for and what I want to buy for them.

  • Yto December 3, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    i am already in the christmas mood 😉 but i love to light candles and decorate my appartment ^^

  • Kaetrin December 10, 2011 at 3:17 am

    Christmas shopping usually does it for me!

    hankts AT internode DOT on DOT net

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