Nov. Group Read & Giveaway: Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells


Vampire Book Club group readI’m doing something a little different today. Most of the time we do a poll for the group read, but so many times Red-Headed Stepchild misses out on being our group read by a vote or two. You want to read it. I want to talk about it. Cue executive decision: the November group read will be Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells.

The novel is great urban fantasy with magic, vampires and one hell of a sidekick. (Do you remember when we let Giguhl do a Christmas post last year?!) But the executive decision isn’t the only thing different this time out. To further encourage you to participate, I’m giving away one signed copy of Red-Headed Stepchild (and bookmarks!). As we’re talking favorite paranormal creatures this week, leave a comment with your favorite mage/witch/wizard character to be entered to win. The contest is open internationally — because I love you — and ends at 11:59 p.m. Nov. 6.

Red-Headed Stepchild (Sabina Kane #1)
Jaye Wells
Published: 2009 (Orbit)
Purchase at: Book Depository, B&N or Amazon
Excerpt: Read Chapter 1
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Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye WellsIn a world where being of mixed-blood is a major liability, Sabina doesn’t really fit in. And being an assassin – the only profession fit for an outcast – doesn’t help matters. But she’s never brought her work home. Until now.

Her latest mission is uncomfortably complex, and threatens the fragile peace between the vampire and mage races. As Sabina scrambles to figure out which side she’s on, she uncovers a tangled political web, some nasty facts about her family and some unexpected new talents.

Any of these things could be worryingly life-changing, but together, they could be fatal …

This time, it’s personal.

If you need a refresher on how Vampire Book Club’s group read works, click over to the Group Read page.

1. To enter, you must leave a comment on this post answering the question above.
2. You do not need to follow Vampire Book Club to be entered, but we sure do like it.
3. This contest is open internationally.
4. Contest closes at 11:59 p.m. CST on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011.
5. The winner will be selected using Random.org. Then she will be contacted via email and given 48 hours to claim her prize. If we do not hear from the winner(s) within that time, a new winner will be selected.
6. Entrants must be at least 18 years old or have their parent’s permission to enter. Please review our privacy policy, if you have any questions as to how Vampire Book Club uses your information. (Short version: we’ll only use it to contact you for this contest.)
7. Though unlikely, Vampire Book Club has the right to change or cancel any giveaway at any time without prior notice.
8. Vampire Book Club is not responsible for prizes lost or damage in transit.

66 Responses to “Nov. Group Read & Giveaway: Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells”

  1. Vivien says:

    Hermione Granger 🙂

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  2. Carol Thompson says:

    My favorite is from the Discworld series namely Granny Weatherwax, (full name Esmerelda (“Esme”) Weatherwax.

    Thanks for the giveaway and for opening it to worldwide entries.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  3. LadyVampire says:

    I have to say the Harry Dresden from Jim Butcher’s books is my favorite wizard.

  4. Carol says:

    Harry Dresden is also my favorite wizard.

  5. Julia says:

    Magnus Bane from The Mortal Instruments.Thank you for the giveaway

  6. Kulsuma says:

    Has to be Harry Potter as he defeated The Dark Lord!:D

  7. Jenifer says:

    Favorite wizard would be Rachel from Kim Harrison’s Hollow series. She kicks demon bum!

  8. Linda E says:

    Favourite mage would be Pritkin from the Cassandra Palmer-series and favourite witch would be Chess from the Chess Putnam-series. //Love

  9. Sofia says:

    I recently have read Kindling the Moon by Jenn Bennett and really liked main heroine Arcadia Bell who ia a magician.

  10. Joy S says:

    Oh I love The Fool in Robin Hobbs Farseer trilogy…poor fitz..he has such a horrid life!!

  11. Vicki says:

    My favorite has to be Magnus Bane, from Mortal Instruments AND Infernal Devices. He rocks.

    And Willow from Buffy. 😉

  12. Karen U Eastman says:

    I’m gonna have to go with Harry Dresden. Love his character in the book series and the short tv series was not bad either 😀

  13. Anne says:

    My favorite has to be Cullen Seabourne from Eileen Wilks Lupi Books. And I Like Sophie and Archer from Hex Hall too =)

  14. Whitney says:

    I would say….Elizaveta from the Mercy Thompson series.

  15. Martha M. says:

    My favorite wizard has to be Harry Potter. To me no one can compare! 🙂

  16. Missie says:

    Jolie Wilkins (Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble by H.P. Mallory)! She cracks me up like no other!

    Thanks for another great giveaway!

  17. Na S. says:

    The mages and characters from the Cassandra Palmer series are pretty nifty 🙂

  18. Noreen says:

    Hmmmm…. I’d say Harry Potter. He did defeat the one we do not name…. :-O

  19. Sariah says:

    I would have to say my favorite would have to Cather from Chicagoland Vampires series. Love him. Thanks for the giveaway. This book has been on my wishlist for awhile.

  20. Valerie Rusnak says:

    Nymphadora Tonks! She was not only a witch, but a metamorphmagus which is awesome. Great giveaway!

  21. Amy Feltus says:

    My fave is from The Vampire Diaries…Bonnie Bennett. She has a lot of power and saves her friends with it.

  22. becca says:

    favorite witch has to be rachel morgan from the hallow series.she’s such a great heroine.

  23. ML says:

    My favorite witch, hands down, is Rachel Morgan. She’s vulnerable and tough, she’s kick butt, she’s made a wonderful family of her friends Ivy and Jenks. She is just such a likable, relatable character.

    mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

  24. Victoria Zumbrum says:

    My favorite witch is Willow from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

  25. Sharon says:

    Have to say Rachael Morgan.

  26. My favorite wizards would be Nicholas Flamel, because he learned the secret of immortality! Yup… that’s the one.

    Kitty Bullard

  27. Renée says:

    My favorite witch is from an independent novel called Fatal Woman: Anastasia’s Battle by Jennifer Lynn. Not only is there the witch Anastasia but also a great cast of magical characters mixed in with some action, desire, sarcasm and strong female lead.

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  28. M. J. Garcia says:

    Cullen Seabourne from World of the Lupi Series, a stripper, sorcerer, lupi and the father of the only female lupi.

  29. Mary Preston says:

    I’m still on a Harry Potter kick so – Harry Potter.


  30. Dina says:

    Zayvion Jones from the Allie Beckstrom series. LOVE him!

  31. Frances says:

    Rachel Mariana Morgan…The Hollows.
    Kim Harrison never fails to leave me laughing…and I just want Rachel to get a friggin break…cause that girl sure deserves it! Love Her and Love The Hollows

  32. Jet says:

    I have to say my favourite Mage is Pritkin from the Cassandra Pamler series by Karen Chance.


  33. Amanda J says:

    My favourite Mage is Pritkin from Karen Chance’s Cassandra Palmer series.
    Love the sound of this months group read!

  34. Aik says:

    My favourite wizard would be Merlin from the Arthurian legend!

  35. Dovile says:

    My favorite wizard is Gandalf as portrayed by Ian McKellen. I can’t wait to see him return in the Hobbit movies.

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  36. Aliyah says:

    I love Pritkin from the Cassandra Palmer series.

  37. jenn says:

    It’s so hard to choose! I’m going to go with Zedd from the Sword of Truth series.

    Thanks for running this giveaway.

  38. My favorite is Magnus Bane from The Mortal Instruments series! He is such a great character.

  39. Melliane says:

    Thanks for this great giveaway ! I think my favorite is Alex Craft from the Alex Craft series by Kalayna Price.

  40. evening-green says:

    Mine’s Tonks from Harry Potter

  41. Hmmmm… I am actually really stumped on this one. Did we consider Raven Mockenwood from Beautiful Creatures a Wizard. Or was he an Incubus with magic powers. I loved loved loved him…


  42. Vilmarys says:

    Hands down…Harry Potter, lol.

  43. Julie Witt says:

    My favorite wizard has always been and always will be … Merlin!! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book so I can join in the group read 🙂

  44. Kristen Heyl says:

    I like Harry Dresden as the wizard. I am excited to be entered to win the copy of this book:)

  45. Andra says:

    These days, I’m completely in love with Morgan from the new Camelot tv series – I always root for the bad girl…

  46. Kj says:

    Gotta go with Pritkin from Cassie Palmer Series,love him!

  47. Tiffini says:

    I have to go with Severus Snape, the bravest wizard of them all, even Harry Potter says so.

  48. Reanna says:

    I’d have to say Mina from Joey W. Hills Daughters of Arianne Series. She’s a Seawitch/Dark one she can shift and cast spells with the best of them! Scary as hell if you cross her and totally amazing. Absolutely love her! Definitely someone I’d only want to meet if I knew she was on my side!

  49. Kelly Mills says:

    My fave wizard is Harry Dresden!

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