Advent Calendar Day 21: Head Rush by Carolyn Crane + Giveaway

Filed in Advent Calendar , Carolyn Crane , featured , Giveaways , The Geeky Lover , The HEA Lover Posted on December 21, 2011 @ 6:00 am 28 comments

Welcome to the 21th 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 get the chance to win the final installement in Carolyn Crane’s Disillusionists Trilogy–Head Rush. This book is a highly anticipated read for many, and it delivers exactly what we all crave. A wild ride you shouldn’t miss.

Series: Book #3 in the Disillusionists series
Release Date: December 6th 2011 (paperback to come in 2012)
Number of pages: 360 pages
Publisher: Samhain
Formats available: ebook, paperback
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Author’s Website, Samhain Publishing, Audible, Amazon


In an attempt to put her unhappy past behind her, Justine Jones throws herself into nursing school and planning her wedding to Otto Sanchez, the man of her dreams. But something is off. Random details aren’t adding up…and is it her imagination, or are her friends and fiancé keeping secrets from her? And what’s with this strange sense of unease, and her odd new headaches?

Justine tries to stay upbeat as Midcity cowers under martial law, sleepwalking cannibals, and a mysterious rash of paranormal copycat violence, but her search for answers leads her into the most dangerous mind game yet.

With the help of unlikely allies, including her paranoid dad and best frenemy Simon, Justine fights her ultimate foe…and unravels the most startling mystery of all.

The Review:

WARNING: We both just finished the book so the emotions still run hot and this review will contain an absurd amount of squeeing so people with tender ears get yourself some earplugs. You have been warned.
We’re trying not to spoil anything but it’s hard to miss who Susi and I root for. Just so you know…

Susi: I have to admit that I wasn’t sure about the audiobook factor. I, in contrast to Caro, am not much of an audiobook gal but I HAD to get this one ASAP so well here we are. I’m officially converted.

Caro: Well I love Audiobooks but I’m often very particular about which book I listen to (I get easily bored). And narrators are very important in my choices. But I knew I would listen to this one without hesitation. I threw my worries about the narrator away and gave it a try. Good thing I ended up really enjoying this narrator! =P
Read the rest of the review.



Thanks to Carolyn’s generosity one lucky commenter will be able to choose her/his prize:

–  a copy of Head Rush (ebook now or the print copy late in 2012 when it releases)


– a copy of one of Carolyn’s backlist titles in print or ebook (as available) !

All you have to do is tell us if you have a secret dream holiday escape you would love to visit instead of suffering through the pre-holiday craze?

(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, 31 December 2011; and we will announce the winner on Sunday.

Good luck!

About Caro The HEA Lover

Caroline is a HEA loving, yarn addicted French who's desperately hoping to get a HEA of her own. If she's not reading then she can be found knitting while listening to Audiobooks or watching Tv shows. Her secret addiction is reading websites that make fun at other people's expense (DYAC, Failbook)! Caroline also blogs at the Secret HEA Society with Susi.

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  • aurian December 21, 2011 at 7:03 am

    As I just got the first book in the series, I would love to win the second one! That way, I can just keep on reading, as you all are so mad about this series.

    a secret dream holiday escape you would love to visit instead of suffering through the pre-holiday craze? Of course I would rather be on vacation, and catered to than having to plan the whole weekend by myself. My boyfriend is truly worthless in that regard, having no ideas at all, agreeing to everything I want. But I just wish he would come up with some ideas. It is tiring and difficult to always be the one who has to think of things. From what to eat, to where to go, and what to buy at the grocery store.

    I’d love to go to Australia, it is nice and warm there now 🙂 Learn the local food, animals who don’t live in Europe and fruit stuffs. Just relax.

  • rissatoo December 21, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Honestly, I’ve been dreaming of taking a week-long holiday cruise somewhere warm for Christmas! No cooking or cleaning or anything! Just lazing about, reading and eating, eating, eating. Sounds like heaven to me! It’s not on the horizon this year (or even next), but I’ll do it one day! 🙂

  • draconismoi December 21, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Holy crap I missed it! This is what happens when you pick up and move across the country. You miss out on important things. Like the release of a book SOME people taunted you with an amazing review of months before it came out.

    I have a job again! This means I can buy books. I need to check my never-ending list and see what other releases I’ve overlooked.

    Normally Id say I have a (not-so) secret dream of traveling around South America for a month in December and just totally blowing off the holidays altogether. This year my holiday-dream is to locate a bed. Anyone know where I can get a reasonably priced bed in Alaska?

  • Stephanie December 21, 2011 at 11:12 am

    I would love to take a long vacation to Ireland and stay at an old castle.

  • blodeuedd December 21, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Ohhh I want Head Rush!

    Hm…nope, I need to stay in Finland when xmas comes, though I kind of wish that the years when the weather is crappy that I could just go to Lapland where hopefully they have snow

  • Viki S. December 21, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    I’d like to go to the Ritz in Hawaii. It just looks so beautiful. And to be waited on hand and foot – oh YES!
    Thank you so much and Have A Very Happy Holiday!

  • erinf1 December 21, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! I got the first two books in this series when Borders closed and I’ve been saving them for my wee bit of time off for the holidays to read 😉 I’d love the 3rd book, b/c I’m one of those OCD people who like to read the entire series at once.

    If I could, I’d go away to somewhere with warm weather, a beach and a massage therapist at my beck and call. I’d sit by the water and read, read, read!!!!

    Thanks again and happy Holidays!

  • Jan December 21, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    I need to add this series to my wishlist.

    I’d love to go to Brisbane to hang out in a hotel and be spoiled by my aunt, who lives there.
    Though I love Christmas where I am in NZ – hot, sunny weather, bbqs, friends and family.

  • Lesley D December 21, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    I’d love to go to Germany and visit their famous Christmas markets!

    Thanks for the giveaway; I’m so excited for Head Rush!

  • Mel S December 21, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    I often daydream about going away for Christmas – and the few week before hand to avoid the crazy…somewhere with real snow outside, but a roaring logfire inside. With a big real tree decorated with every colour imgainable. Plenty of food and drink and good company inside (but some how no washing up to do!) Only venturing out for snowman making or a sledge ride pulled by reindeer and/or huskies. Lots of friends and family around – and no stress! Basically the Wham video, Last Christmas would be a great place to visit this time of year! 🙂

  • donnas December 21, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    I would love to be on the beach relaxing.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  • Na S. December 21, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    I would love to be spending my Christmas in Ireland or Scotland especially in a small inn where there’s not a lot of traffic and the place looks much as it did in history.

  • Mary Kirkland December 21, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Secret getaway, well I don’t have one I wish I did but the best place I’ve found to go when things get hectic is the large park here in town, mostly because of all the ducks that will come up to you if you have bread for them. Now if we are talking of a place I wish I had…it would be a log cabin in the woods far away from anyone. lol I would love a print copy of this if I win.

  • elaing8 December 21, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    I’d love to win Head Rush
    I’d love to go to Australia.Shorts and tshirt for Christmas,never done that before 🙂

    Happy Holidays

  • JenM December 21, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    I love going to places where they don’t really celebrate Christmas (non-Christian majority countries). It’s so much fun when you aren’t being bombarded with it, then all of a sudden, something pops up related to the holiday and it seems precious and rare.

  • Bethany C. December 21, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    I’ve never thought about that before. Hmmm. A cruise would be good since it’s all catered and I wouldn’t have to cook anything. A friend of mine took one in (mostly) Europe that had stops in Italy, France, Turkey…yeah, that would be awesome.


  • Karen C December 21, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    I have to say that I have never thought of being able to go away for the holidays and can’t really think of where I would want to go – that’s just sad!!

  • Barbara Elness December 21, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    I would love to visit my sister’s house for the holidays. She always does all the cooking and entertaining, I get to just relax and visit. Unfortunately, she lives all the way across the country from me and I just went for a visit the end of October, so it’s not happening this year.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  • Mary Preston December 22, 2011 at 3:20 am

    I’d love to just travel out into the countryside. Stay at a small B&B & just chill out.


  • Tamsyn December 22, 2011 at 11:16 am

    I would love to go to Malta with my husband and spend some time there. I’ve been told that its a great place to visit. Maybe one day.

  • Marie-Claude December 22, 2011 at 11:46 am

    I would like to go somewhere were they’re a lot of snow for Christmas….because where I live…..where going to have a green christmas…

  • Victoria Zumbrum December 22, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    I would love to go to Hawaii. I have always wanted to go there. Please enter me in contest.

  • Melanie S. December 22, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    I would love to spend the pre-holiday time at a small island with nothing there but me, some books, silence and time to relax and to wind down.

    booksforalleternity at gmail dot com

  • ladymilano December 22, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Italia is my passion! It’s almost my unreachable country, because Europe is so far away from my country, Indonesia.
    So I wish to be there someday, seeking in Milan, Rome, the historical spots! I’d enjoy my ‘lonely time’ there, even I always prefer to take my fam or friend together in a trip!
    lady_milano3 at yahoo dot com

  • Lynn December 29, 2011 at 5:53 am

    The past few months have been extremely hectic and I seriously want to get away from everything, pre-hol craze or not…if only I had the time/funds to do so, I’d like to visit Rome or Japan…perhaps even Hawaii! (been dreaming of nice warm places lately)


    • Lynn December 29, 2011 at 6:17 am

      Sorry, I put the wrong email address!
      It should be celeste_fiore(at)live(dot)com

  • Jeanne December 29, 2011 at 6:00 am

    Well I would love to spend some time on a beach 🙂

  • IdentitySeeker December 29, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Ohhh yes! I most certainly do… My dream holiday escape right now is a cruise. Somewhere out there in the ocean, in the middle-of-nowhere, so that I would be forced to leave my laptop and cellphone behind and disconnect myself from the world for 5-10 days and just relax, lounge around, swim, dine and sleep. Pure bliss!

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