Friday, September 3, 2010

Giveaway & Feature of Dust by Joan Frances Turner


Title: Dust

Author: Joan Francis Turner

Release date: September 7, 2010

Genre: YA, SciFi, Zombies

Publisher: Ace Hardcover

Preorder on Amazon

About the Book:

Nine years ago, Jessie had a family.
Now, she has a gang.
Nine years ago, Jessie was a vegetarian.
Now, she eats very fresh meat.
Nine years ago,
Jessie was in a car crash and died.
Nine years ago, Jessie was human.
Now, she’s not.

After she was buried, Jessie awoke and tore through the earth to arise, reborn, as a zombie. Jessie’s gang is the Fly-by-Nights. She loves the ancient, skeletal Florian and his memories of time gone by. She’s in love with Joe, a maggot-infested corpse. They fight, hunt, dance together as one—something humans can never understand. There are dark places humans have learned to avoid, lest they run into the zombie gangs.

But now, Jessie and the Fly-by-Nights have seen new creatures in the woods—things not human and not zombie. A strange new illness has flamed up out of nowhere, causing the undeads to become more alive and the living to exist on the brink of death. As bits and pieces of the truth fall around Jessie, like the flesh off her bones, she’ll have to choose between looking away or staring down the madness—and hanging onto everything she has come to know as life…

Trailer #1

Trailer #2

Does this book sound good or what?! I'm so happy to announce that the wonderful people at Penguin are giving me the opportunity to give away 3 copies of this book to 3 of my followers. Follow the rules to try to win you a copy!

  • Make sure you are a follower of my blog, Hanging with Bells!
  • Leave a comment letting me know you want to win a copy and make sure you include a valid email so I can contact you to let you know if you won.
  • Open to U.S. followers only. Sorry my International peeps!

Giveaway ends 9/10/10 at 12:00 PM. Winners will be chosen using and books will be mailed straight from the publisher.

Good luck!



  1. I've seen this book floating around the blogosphere. I guess zombies are the new hotness. I'll check it out and see what it's all about. I'm entering the contest.


  2. I've been hearing alot about this one, sounds good!

  3. Heard great things about this book. Count me in. Thanks for the giveaway!


  4. I've been interested in this book for a few weeks now. Seems like an interesting take on zombies, and those trailers are a great touch!

    Please enter me, and thanks for the contest.


  5. I am loving the concept of this book - conscious zombies, so to speak. I've not encountered a zombie book from the perspective of an actual zombie before, so kudos to this spin on storytelling.

    Thanks for the contest Bells!! :D
    SmashAttackReads at gmail dot com

  6. Been seeing this book a lot lately! i really want to read it now!! Count me in :D

    Thanks for the goveaway!

  7. This sounds interesting! :) Enter me please!

  8. I've heard quite a bit about this book and would love to win a copy! Thanks!

  9. Yay, zombies are always fun. Count me in on this please.

    Karen ( @kujo317 )

  10. I would love to enter! It sounds like such a great book.