Advent Calendar Day 9: First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones + Giveaway

Filed in Advent Calendar , Darynda Jones , featured , Giveaways , The Quirky Lover , Uncategorized Posted on December 9, 2011 @ 6:00 am 60 comments

Welcome to the 9th day of Book Lovers Inc Advent Calendar. Each day 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 signed copy of First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones! *Whoo Hoo* First Grave of the Right, being a debut novel this year, had a cool back story and was a whole lot of fun to read/listen too. If you like quirky characters (obviously, I do :p ) then you’ll really enjoy this one.

Purchasing Info: Amazon, Book Depository, Chapters, Author’s WebsiteGoodreads

Book Blurb:

Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light.” But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an entity who has been following her all her life…and it turns out he might not be dead after all. In fact, he might be something else entirely.


The Review:
Still relatively new to the audiobook format, I listened to First Grave on the Right as a recommendation from Caroline at Secret HEA Society and Book Lovers Inc. (she’s very influential on my listening these days. Again, Caroline was dead on the money with this book.

The concept here is quite different, that Charley is a Grim Reaper, and, what in fact the Grim Reaper has the responsibility of. But I really liked the twist. Read the rest of the review.


Thanks to Darynda we have an inscribed copy of First Grave on the Right for one lucky commenter!

All you have to do is tell us would you rather spend your holidays knee deep in snow, making angels and all that OR date the smokin’ son of Satan, with the eternal fires always burning (in a good way 😉 )?
(You can read our full giveaway policy here)

Please leave a valid email when placing your comment so we can inform you if you win.

This giveaway is open to everyone!

Giveaway ends on Saturday, December 24th; and we will announce the winner on Sunday.

Good luck!

About Jackie

Jackie is a quirky mom, living in Ontario, Canada. She's a bookkeeper by day and a book lover by night. She also blogs at The Novel Nation and writes occasionally for Heroes and Heartbreakers.

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  • Birgit December 9, 2011 at 6:37 am

    Oh my gosh, can’t I make snow angels with Satan’s son? 😉

  • Mel S December 9, 2011 at 6:48 am

    That’s a trick question isn’t it? Smokin’ hot all the way…although I can think of otehr shapes to make in the snow with Satan’s son… 😉

  • aurian December 9, 2011 at 7:02 am

    Wow Jackie, what a great giveaway! This book/series has been on my wishlist since I read the first review about it. So I’d love to win this one. And as a big bonus, it is a signed one!

    Very boring perhaps, but I would love to have a real White Christmas this year, so bring on the snow! And please, enough that I can’t get to the office for the week after 😉

  • miki December 9, 2011 at 7:13 am

    oh thanks you i’ve discovered her thanks to a scavenger hunt and i’m dreaming of winning her book so a big thanks you for this opportunity

    i guess i would choose the snow and after go to warm myself with this so good and hot son ^^


  • Jennifer Rayment December 9, 2011 at 8:32 am

    I have kids so they have to come first with playing in the snow — but maybe after they go to sleep I can “date” the son of Satan (Yes I want my cake and eat it too)

  • Lesley D December 9, 2011 at 8:35 am

    I have to go with snow. I’ve always lived in the south, so, as tempting as it is lol, I’ve had enough of the heat. I’d love a white Christmas 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

    drakeLa90 at aol dot com

  • Sullivan McPig December 9, 2011 at 9:05 am

    We’re talking about making snow angels, right? Not making actual angels? In that case I want all the snow!!!

  • Tanya Carr December 9, 2011 at 9:26 am

    This is such a tought choice…but for me Christmas means snow, cookies, presents. I am gonna have to go with the snow.

  • Jet December 9, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Son of Satan!..huh I didn’t even need to think about that one 😛 lol

    Thanks for the chance to win

  • Barbara December 9, 2011 at 10:01 am

    That’s easy…I HATE snow and the cold…so, give me the bad boy and we be smokin’…ROFL!! Happy holidays!

    barbbattaglia at yahoo dot com

  • blodeuedd December 9, 2011 at 10:39 am

    I just read the book so need to enter me, but nr 2 all the freaking way

  • Jason K. December 9, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Date Satan’s son, cause I’m from Wisconsin and so over snow…


  • fishgirl182 December 9, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Smoking hot, please! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Vicki December 9, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Well come on. It’s Reyes. I’d rather do ANYTHING with him than make snow angels. Unless he was there to warm me up AFTER I made the snow angels. mmmm

  • Angela Liebherr December 9, 2011 at 11:34 am

    I would love both having my time with the devils son seeing how fast our snow angels melt…..hoooohaaaa…..spicy…..

  • Lesli K December 9, 2011 at 11:39 am

    I’ve heard very good reviews on this book! Would love to have a signed copy!

  • Krista December 9, 2011 at 11:47 am

    I seem to remember this funny story about this snowman named Frosty, who even though knew playing in the hot sun one day would melt him, he decided to have some fun. I think you could have the best of both worlds and date the ‘smokin’ hot son of Satan (huzza) WHILE making a snow angel (or whatever you deem fit haha) in several inches of snow. The snow may not last long, but what an experience that could be.

  • Cean December 9, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Ummm the smokin hot guy :3? H’ed really be preferred over snow~ shivers*

  • Dawn Doyle December 9, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Easy for me, I get enough snow every year LOL I’ll take the Smokin Son of Satan. Will at least be different heh heh.
    Thank you so much for the giveaway!
    -Dawn aka dawnmomoffour

  • Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) December 9, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Well the way you put it I would so want the smokin’ hot guy!

  • Viki S. December 9, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    I so love snow! I want both :). Okay, I can have snow all winter long so I’d spend the holidays with a smokin’ hot son 🙂

  • Ren December 9, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    I would go the last, since I live at tropical country, I can handle a hot man 😉

    sawamura_foxman AT yahoo DOT com

  • LSUReader December 9, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Don’t enter me in the giveaway. I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed this book (and the sequel.) Charley and her gang make for excellent reading. I can’t wait for Third Grave Dead Ahead next month.

  • Sharon Coleman December 9, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    I would so like to be knee deep in snow with the son of satan and later make snow angels with him, :). I that an option, lol.

  • Stephanie December 9, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    I’m going with making snow angels!

  • Paula Tau December 9, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    WOW – that is one tough question! Cold snow…. Hot Reyes! I’ll go with the son of satan on this one 😉

  • Lets December 9, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Usually I’m all for the cold weather. Don’t really get much of it here in southern California. But I’d take Reyes over snow any day 😉

  • Jahaira December 9, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Since I am originally from a tropical island (Puerto Rico) and now live in New England… I would say I will take a date with the smokin’ son of Satan, with the eternal fires always burning (in a good way 😉 )… I miss the 80 degree weather all year long… These New England winters are killing me….. LOL!!!

  • Mary Kirkland December 9, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Omg I love that cover! I want those sandals too! The books sounds awesome.

  • alicia December 9, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Satans son, of course. He’s hot and will keep me warm on a cold winter night.

  • Lisa Nicole December 9, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    No question, Reyes! Hot beats cold any day of the week! I’ve lived in Cincinnati, Kansas City, Chicago, Boston, and Pittsburgh – I’ve seen enough snow to last a lifetime!

  • Maritza Robinson December 9, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    That is the easiest question ever. Of course I would pick Reyes the son of satan.

  • Estella December 9, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Smokin hot guy!

    kissinoak at frontier dot com

  • Chelsea B. December 9, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    “–date the smokin’ son of Satan, with the eternal fires always burning (in a good way)” FOR THE WIN! Yes, please! 😉

  • gconoy December 9, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    LOL. What? Is that a trick question?

    Sry – smoking hot son of Satan, but I’m way too much into white christmas, making snow angels and stuff. Sex with you would be a plus, but I have to decline.

    hrududu AT hotmail DE

  • Karen C December 9, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Well, as long as we’re dreaming – I’m going for the “date the smokin’ son of Satan, with the eternal fires always burning” option! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Yto December 9, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    the last sounds pretty good – without the fire XD i love the cold and winter the most. so i’ll choose the first – snowmen for me 😉

  • Melanie S. December 9, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    I would go with Birgit and combine it – making snow angels with Satans son and having a lot of fun doing it 😉

  • Barbara Elness December 9, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    I’d rather spend my holidays dating the smokin’ son of Satan, with the eternal fires always burning, I’d rather not be knee deep in snow.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  • Beth B December 9, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Can I have Reyes wrapped up in a big red bow for Christmas? I’d be glad to entertain him in the snow or anywhere else! I loved book one and book two and can’t wait for book three to come out! I absolutely love the quotes at the beginning of each chapter and I often use them to look more clever and witty that I really am!

  • JessS December 9, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Hmm, I’ve never had a white Christmas, and I’ve always kinda wanted to try one but really who can pass up dating the smokin’ son of Satan? That would be exciting, and besides I’d probably just get annoyed at all the snow, and complain that Christmas is meant to be warm (or, as what usually happens, really, really hot). Thanks!

  • Mary Preston December 10, 2011 at 2:48 am

    Bring on the Son of Satan. All that cold snow – no thank you.

  • Kaetrin December 10, 2011 at 3:12 am

    well, I’ve never actually seen snow, so I think it would be special to have a white Christmas. Plenty of hot Christmas’ in Australia. Although we are having a beach Christmas this year which will be fun too! 🙂

    hankts AT internode DOT on DOT net.

  • JenM December 10, 2011 at 9:28 am

    I’m actually going to go with the snow rather than the son of Satan, even if he is smokin hot. I’m living in sunny CA and kind of missing the winter snows.

  • Sommer December 10, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    I agree with the first post. I would like to spend the holidays in the snow with the son of Satan.

  • DeAnna (@SacredmOOn1) December 10, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Ha, that one is easy. I’m a Floridan so I HATE the cold and snow. I would definitively would go with the hot date with Satan. *winks* Thanks so much for the great giveaway chance! sacredmoon1(at)gmail(dot)com

  • eli yanti December 11, 2011 at 3:23 am

    hi everyone,

    wish you luck to win darynda’s book because i had won and just finished read this book so don’t count me but i can sure you that you will not dissapointed 😉

  • filia oktarina December 11, 2011 at 10:06 am

    I would say I will take a hot date with the smokin’ son of Satan, with the eternal fires always burning. Thanks for giveaway.

  • Julie Witt December 11, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Is there even a question? Definitely date the smokin’ son of Satan, with the eternal fires always burning!!!!

  • Aretha zhen December 12, 2011 at 8:16 am

    This is smoking cool, a darynda book. Woww, I would love to go with the snow. I love snow so much, cold , romantic and enthralling 🙂

  • Stefanie Rushing December 12, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Oh my. Would have to choose Reyes, I mean really is there a choice???

  • Amel Armeliana December 13, 2011 at 5:12 am

    Well…….Yes, the snow and everything is beautiful, but dating a hot smokin’ son of Satan with the eternal fires always burning? I have to say, forget about the snow…..

  • Esvandiari December 13, 2011 at 6:52 am

    I choose the fire! Warm (maybe a bit hot) while watching the snow outside LOL …

  • Andrea Stapleton December 15, 2011 at 11:49 am

    I found this book as a thumbnail on facebook. I loved the cover so I had to read the book and fell in love with the whole series. I want to date the smokin HOTT son of Satan. I would love to have such a great protector!

  • molly sikes December 15, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    my sister let me borrow first grave on the right while my boyfriend was in the hospital. oh. my. god. never inhaled a book as ravenously as i did this one. Love IT! and then when boyfriend got out of the hospital? yeah… he read it too. 🙂

  • Sophia Rose December 18, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Oh how exciting to see this book as part of your giveaway. It has been on my wishlist. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

    I don’t think those two choices are really a choice so I’m going with the ‘hot’ hawt date. (-;

  • Vojalyn December 19, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Oh, that’s not fair… so not fair! I can’t choose! 🙂 I love making snow angels – it’s the only thing I love about winter and snow, but a date with Satan itself… 🙂
    mikki-mano @ hotmail . com

  • Marie-Claude December 22, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Hmmmmmmm……hard choice….I love my snow for Christmas!!! But a date with Satan son could be interesting!!!

  • SharonS December 24, 2011 at 9:44 am

    hard choice, I love the winter…but a smoking hot demon? I don’t think I could turn down that chance! sstogner1 at gmail dot com

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