What is an ARC? It stands for Advanced Reading Copy and there is a giveaway hosted by the author, Sara B. Larson, where one lucky winner can win a signed copy of this novel, which will be released in January 2014. Go here to enter. The author is a good friend of my friend, so that right there makes me want to read it. And it really looks good!!
Here's a little description of the book:
A lush and gorgeously written debut, packed with action, intrigue, and a thrilling love triangle.
Hollen is a fighter. Forced to disguise herself as a boy and serve in
the king's army, Alex uses her quick wit and fierce sword-fighting
skills to earn a spot on the elite prince's guard. But when a powerful
sorcerer sneaks into the palace in the dead of night, even Alex, who is
virtually unbeatable, can't prevent him from abducting her, her fellow
guard and friend Rylan, and Prince Damian, taking them through the
treacherous wilds of the jungle and deep into enemy territory.
longer Alex is held captive with both Rylan and the prince, the more
she realizes that she is not the only one who has been keeping dangerous
secrets. And suddenly, after her own secret is revealed, Alex finds
herself confronted with two men vying for her heart: the safe and steady
Rylan, who has always cared for her, and the dark, intriguing Damian.
With hidden foes lurking around every corner, is Alex strong enough to
save herself and the kingdom she's sworn to protect?
So put it on your list to be read and hop on over to Sara B. Larson's blog for a chance to win!!
**The contest ends in 4 days, so be sure to enter sooner, rather than later**