Monday, June 20, 2011

Review and Giveaway: Centuries of June

Centuries of June by Keith Donohue

A dark comedy that takes place in a bathroom, Centuries of June is a stylish and captivating novel. It is written in multiple styles with the stories being told from the viewpoints of several different women. Their stories involve heartache, struggle, murder, love and redemption and though they are each different, they have a common ground point; the mysterious narrator who is laying on the bathroom floor with a hole in his skull, Jack.

Centuries of June is a coming together of several genres and of mythologies, folk tales and urban legends told and heard throughout America at different times. It is an unusual and surreal book, filled to the brim with vivid characters, dreamy sequences, fantasy, flappers and a dash of silliness for good measure. Part murder mystery, part fantasy and a bit twisted, this novel kept me intrigued through the end.

To read more about the novel, you can visit Keith Donohue's site here.

Now lovelies, once more the author and publisher were kind enough to offer a copy of this novel to one lucky bookworm! This contest is for one hardcopy of Centuries of June and is only open to folks in the United States and Canada.

The contest will run through the 27th of June, with the winner being announced on the 28th.

To Enter:
*Be or become a follower of my blog and leave a comment (let me know if you follow through blogger, rss, etc), making sure you leave an email address or have a public blogger profile so I can contact you. If I cannot contact you, then I'll have to pick another winner.

*That's it! Happy summer reading, lovelies.

Thank you to Lisa at TLC Book Tours and the publisher for the review copy of this book. If you'd like to read what others thought of the novel, click the TLC icon above.


  1. MMMmmmmmMMMMMMM ... BOOOOOOOK! LOL I follow you through RSS to Google reader but click over to your site sometimes =)

  2. I must say this cover is exquisite and curvy. I like it. And the stories sound fantastic. Headache and murder should always be put on the same sentence lol

    Of course I follow through blogger ;-)

  3. Who couldn't do with more intrigue and murder (fictionally speaking, of course) in their lives! :D

    I follow through Blogger, Google Reader, and the random drive-by bookmark.

  4. Sounds good. Thanks for the shot at it. I follow via rss and Google.

  5. Hi Danni, a strange and intriguing book it seems. I would like to try it. I follow you through the auspices of Blogger. Have a great week!!

  6. Ooo, I wanna enter the giveaway contest! :) I follow through Blogger, and I have my own blog(s).

  7. I want to read this book...I follow you through google...

  8. Oooh..this sounds intriguing. Sign me up!

  9. I'm so glad you enjoyed Centuries of June! Thank you so much for being on the tour and sharing your thoughts on it with your readers. We really appreciate it!

  10. Just found your blog and I think it is lovely! I'm a new Follower. I know CENTURIES OF JUNE is different from Keith Donohue's previous novels, but I really loved them so I'm eager to check out his latest. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

    geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

  11. Wow! This sounds intriguing and so cleverly executed.

  12. Bathroom novel, how novel!! LOL Please count me in, I am a follower :)
    Hope all is well with you, and you had a nice Solstice!
    Warm blessings,

  13. Why do I feel like this is Deja Vu? Is Keith in the midst of writing another novel(or having it edited by his publisher) about migrating Scot's who went to the Panama Canal?
    I would love to enter this giveaway.
    Thank you ever so much!
    Teresa in California

  14. Why murder mystery?
    Did I miss something?

    I did like the book a lot - no need to enter me in the contest (I'm on the tour).