It's Giveaway Time!

Everyone loves giveaways, and I have a fondness for giving things away.

I do have a Rafflecopter linked below (WordPress STILL doesn’t allow them to be integrated on sites), however, I want to do something a bit more fun than that.

After careful deliberation and crawling through Google, we’ve come up with:


Comment with one (or two) quotes from a novel, which, without context are seemingly inappropriate/absurd.

(Click here for some examples)

You can of course comment with more than two if you so desire, but you’ll only get bonus entries for the first two. They’re worth +2 entries each.

At random, one grand-prize winner will be selected, as will five others.


Not pictured (still in the mail):  Jim Butcher bookplates 2 Sam Sykes bookplates
Not pictured (still in the mail):
Jim Butcher bookplates
2 Sam Sykes bookplates
  • 5 signed Brandon Sanderson bookplates
  • 3 signed Jim Butcher bookplates
  • 3 signed David Anthony Durham bookplates
  • 3 signed Sam Sykes bookplates
  • 2 signed Brian McClellan bookplate
  • 2 signed The Rithmatist bookmarks
  • (many) Tai’Shar Manetheren bumper stickers
  • 4 Wheel of Time info booklet
  • 3 Signed Larry Dixon art prints

The grand-prize winner will receive one of each available prize, provided they respond within 48 hours of being contacted. The five other winners will be able to pick a prize of their choice, subject to availability, on a first-come, first-serve basis.

As mentioned earlier, there’s also a rafflecopter live on our Facebook page right now. Head over to check it out. The winners will be chosen from both the comments and there.

The contest is open worldwide, and ends November 13th, 11:58pm. EST; winners will be contacted no later than November 15th.

Good luck!

Rebecca created The Arched Doorway back in 2011 as an outlet for her thoughts on the books she reads. She spends her time as a freelance editor and reviewer. Her first anthology, Neverland's Library, came out in 2014 from Ragnarok Publications. Rebecca primarily reads historical and epic fantasy novels, such as those by Brandon Sanderson, Robert Jordan, Christian Cameron and Terry Brooks. She lives in Toronto, ON with her two snakes and hundreds of books.


  • Bel

    “‘No post on Sundays,’ he reminded them cheerfully as he spread marmalade on his newspapers, ‘no damn letters today —'”
    –Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

  • linda burton

    “so we stood watching as Fiona pulled away from Hugh, shook a few seeds from her nest of wild hair, and grew a rose bush heavy with red flowers right where they stood.”
    from “Hollow City”

  • priteshpatil10

    “Can I see Uranus too, Lavender?” smirked Ron.
    – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

    “I see what Mc Gonagall meant .. you really are a natural”.
    -Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

  • priteshpatil10

    Plunging a hand down the neck of his robes, he whipped out his wand and roared, “Expecto patronum!”
    Something silver-white, something enormous, erupted from the end of his wand. He knew it had shot directly at the dementors but didn’t pause to watch; his mind still miraculously clear, he looked
    ahead — he was nearly there.
    – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

  • Renée Korver-Michan

    “A quarter on your arse, a quarter on your face, a quarter on your knees and the rest of your time bent over.” (Best Served Cold)

    “That’s just my dragon. He thinks he’s Ronald Coleman.” (Elven Star)

  • Hrishikesh Purandare

    The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again.

  • Wynmar Kevyn Marquez

    “Elend,” she whispered, leaning close. “You must swallow this.”
    (Vin to Elend, Well of Ascension)

    “Open your mouth,” Bast said, then peered inside, frowning while he prodded one of the back teeth with a finger. He nodded to himself.
    (Bast to Kvothe, The Wise Man’s Fear)

  • Sheri Beth

    “Wait, Shallan thought, did that just… work? She was supposed to be acting feminine and delicate, not asking men what it’s like to have to defecate in battle.”

    -Words of Radiance, this conversation was amazing.

    “Out of my way you soul-sucking scum! Leave now, lest I unleash the lethal power of my ancestor’s tableware! Leave now, lest I use this spoon to scoop out your shadowy innards!”

    -Dragons of Summer Flame

  • Alina

    “If I pinch your bottom, you can slap my face” – The ever amazing Mat

    “Egwene, if you don’t get off…..I’ll do something to you. You know what I am.” ;)

  • Mavin

    “I wonder what Dav did with that badger.” Man, in my head I remembered it as beaver, lol. Realized it was badger as I typed it. :( (WoT)

  • aybara01

    “You’ll use it, boy, and as long as you hate using it, you will use it more wisely than most men would.”

    “You put your cat in your hat and stuff it down your breeches, Rand al’Thor.”
    (Wheel of Time)

  • Adam Selby-Martin

    And another favourite:

    “When a man solved his problems by punching them, books were often a foreign thing.”

    (Promise of Blood)

  • Adam Selby-Martin

    “…My style was more to shove them under the rug until the floor got too uneven to navigate, and then to move house.”

    (Prince of Fools)

  • bevarc

    “I’d made the vampire cry. Great. I felt like a real superhero.” Harry Dresden, Storm Front

    “Because Thomas is too pretty to die. And because I’m too stubborn to die. And most of all because tomorrow is Oktoberfest, Butters, and polka will never die.” Harry Dresden, Dead Beat

    “In the name of the Pizza Lord. Charge!” Toot-toot, Summer Knight

    “I’m a liar and a cheat and a coward, but I will never, ever, let a friend down. Unless of course not letting them down requires honesty, fair play, or bravery.” Prince Jalan, Prince of Fools

    “Bollockeration.” Prince Jalan, Prince of Fools

  • kunalgarg013

    1. “I have to see what’s inside,’ she muttered. ‘Ooh, this is going to be awesome!’”

    By: Aphrodite From: Rick Riordan. “Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods.”

    2. Just like the cosmonauts and their pee plants, all we have is each other.

    From:Arthur C. Clarke. “Sunstorm”

    3. “She turned to her squad-mates. “Find beds, soldiers. A dry and warm night until we greet the new dawn!”

    From: Steven Erikson. “The Wurms of Blearmouth.” iBooks.

  • alleykatt

    why, the little toad, the weasel. – (The Riddle)

    As she pulled the leg out, Tim said, ” You burned his flesh with a touch. You really are kissed by divinity.” – (Divinity’s Kiss)

  • supershawking

    “I’m…” I felt a little ill. ” You’re saying…I’m pregnant?” My double threw up his arms. “Finally, he gets it.”
    (Skin Game)

    “Kaladin left the barrack, stepping into the light. Then he froze. The men were lined up, waiting.”
    (The Way of Kings)

  • Tyler

    “I’m…” I felt a little ill. ” You’re saying…I’m pregnant?” My double threw up his arms. “Finally, he gets it.”
    (Skin Game)

    “Kaladin left the barrack, stepping into the light. Then he froze. The men were lined up, waiting.”
    (The Way of Kings)

  • imtooawesomeforjesus

    Some day, Locke Lamora,” he said, “some day, you’re going to fuck up so magnificently, so ambitiously, so overwhelmingly that the sky will light up and the moons will spin and the gods themselves will shit comets with glee. And I just hope I’m still around to see it.”

  • imtooawesomeforjesus

    “We are going to tickle some Aes Sedai under the chin, rescue a mule, and put a snip-nosed girl on the Lion Throne. Oh, yes. That’s Aviendha. Don’t look at her cross-wise or she’ll try to cut your throat and probably slit her own by mistake.”

  • Frank

    “Any man can fart in a closed room”
    (Red Seas Under Red Skies)

    “she got one boot off and one trouser-leg and that seemed good enough for the purpose.”
    (Red Country)

    “Garbage! Trash! Offal! Debris! Come and get it! Nothing whole or undamaged! Crap, tripe, and useless piles of shit. You know you want it.”

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