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“Inside A Silver Box” by Walter Mosley – Exclusive Giveaway

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Walter Mosley, the New York Times bestselling author, has released a brand new novel titled “Inside a Silver Box.” The book hit shelves on January 27, 2015 as it probes into the cosmic questions so expertly and entertainingly discussed in Mosely’s Crosstown to Oblivion series.

In the novel, two people brought together through a horrific rape and murder find themselves united and working together with the Silver Box for a common cause—to protect Earth from destruction by the Laz, an alien race that created and Silver Box and are now willing to do anything to get it back.  However, the Silver Box is the most powerful entity in the universe and it will do anything to prevent its former master from returning, even if it means destroying the Earth before the Lax can.

This well written and imaginative novel transcends the category of genre.  Through this unique perspective, Mosely explores existential issues that apply not only to disempowered black men but also to every reader.

Mosley has written more than thirty-four critically acclaimed books and is one of the most versatile and admired authors in the United States today.  In addition to his novels and his short fiction that has been widely published, his nonfiction has appeared in such prestigious publications as The New York Times Magazine and The Nation.  Mosely has won numerous awards including an O. Henry Award, a Grammy, and PEN American Center’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

In honor of the giveaway you can read an exclusive excerpt from Inside a Silver Box.

What You Get:

One winner will receive a free copy of the novel, “Inside a Silver Box” written by Walter Mosley.

How to Enter: 

Send an email with your name to Admin@ThePopCulturePulse.com with the subject line Inside a Silver Box to enter! The winner will be contacted on March March 23.

Exclusive Giveaway – “Karen Memory” by Elizabeth Bear!

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The Pop Culture Pulse is excited to offer an exclusive giveaway of the new title from author, Elizabeth Bear. “Karen Memory” is the conclusion to her critically acclaimed Eternal Sky trilogy. The steampunk tale is set in a reimagined 19th century Seattle following the unforgettable story of a plucky heroine risking her life for friendship.

“You ain’t gonna like what I have to tell you, but I’m gonna tell you anyway. See, my name is Karen Memery, like memory only spelt with an e, and I’m one of the girls what works in the Hôtel Mon Cherie on Amity Street. Hôtel has a little hat over the o like that. It’s French, so Beatrice tells me.”

Set in the late 19th century—when the city we now call Seattle Underground was the whole town (and still on the surface), when airships plied the trade routes, would-be gold miners were heading to the gold fields of Alaska, and steam-powered mechanicals stalked the waterfront, Karen is a young woman on her own, is making the best of her orphaned state by working in Madame Damnable’s high-quality bordello. Through Karen’s eyes we get to know the other girls in the house—a resourceful group—and the poor and the powerful of the town. Trouble erupts one night when a badly injured girl arrives at their door, begging sanctuary, followed by the man who holds her indenture, and who has a machine that can take over anyone’s mind and control their actions. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, the next night brings a body dumped in their rubbish heap—a streetwalker who has been brutally murdered.

Bear was the recipient of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2005 and has won two Hugo Awards for her short fiction along with a Sturgeon Award and the Locus Award for Best First Novel.

What You Get:

One winner will receive one (1) copy of the novel “Karen Memory” written by Elizabeth Bear.

How To Enter:

Please send an email with your name to Admin@thepopculturepulse.com with the subject line Karen Memory. We will be randomly selecting the winner on February 16th. Good luck!

Exclusive Book Giveaway from TOR! – Time Roads and Heart of Stone

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Courtesy of Tor Books, we have two books to giveaway this month, “THE TIME ROADS” by Beth Bernobich and “HEART OF STONE” by Debra Mullins.

“The Time Roads” tells the story of Éire, one of the most powerful empires in the world. The official plot description is below:

The Anglian Dependencies are a dusty backwater filled with resentful colonial subjects, Europe is a disjointed mess, and many look to Éire for stability and peace. In a series of braided stories, Beth Bernobich has created a tale about the brilliant Éireann scientists who have already bent the laws of nature for Man’s benefit. And who now are striving to conquer the nature of time.

The Golden Octopus: Áine Lasairíona Devereaux, the young Queen of Éire, balances Court politics while pursing the Crown’s goals of furthering scientific discovery. When those discoveries lead to the death and madness of those she loves, Áine must choose between her heart and her duty to her kingdom.

A Flight of Numbers Fantastique Strange: Síomón Madóc is desperately trying to discover who is killing the brightest of Éire’s mathematicians. The key to saving lives lies in the future…and Síomón must figure out a way to get there.

Ars Memoriae: Éireann spymaster Aidrean Ó Deághaidh goes to the kingdom of Montenegro to investigate rumors of great unrest. But Ó Deághaidh is tormented by visions of a different timeline and suspects that someone in his own government is playing a double game….

Bernobich previously won the Romantic Times Book Award for Best Epic Fantasy in 2010. Publishers Weekly also called her second book, Queen’s Hunt, “A masterful story of romance, honor, suspense, with plenty of history, geography, and mythology thrown in for good measure.”

“Heart of Stone” is a sexy and action packed tale set in the world of the lost city of Atlantis. You can see the official description below:

Darius Montana is a Seer. With his gift of empathy, he can see into the hearts of others, both human and Atlantean. When his family comes into possession of one of the legendary power stones of Atlantis, Darius is sent to find the Stone Singer.

Faith Karaluros is the last Stone Singer. Manipulated all her life for her rare ability, she is widowed after her husband tried to steal her power for the Mendukati, an extremist group that hunts Seers. Faith wants nothing more than to stay out of this war when Darius comes to find her—just in time to rescue her from being kidnapped.

Faith goes with Darius, determined to do the job and be on her way with the money that can set her up where no one can find her again. She didn’t count on the Mendukati sending a hit man after her. Darius swears he can protect her, but when she discovers he is one of the rare Atlanteans whose powers work on their own kind, can she trust him to keep his word, or is she being used again?

Mullins is a Holt Medallion nominee, Romance Writers of America RITA award nominee, and National Readers Choice Award nominee. She previously released the popular novel Prodigal Son.

How to Enter:

Send an email to Admin@thepopculturepulse.com with the subject line that reads TOR Giveaway. In the email please tell us which book you would like and if you follow @TorBooks on twitter you get another entry!

Giveaway is only open to residents in US and Canada.

What You Get:

One copy of each title will be given away to one winner.

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#Lionsgate Horror Movie Giveaway – The Blair Witch Project

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Relive the horror classic that started the found film genre! THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT follows a trio of filmmakers on what should have been a simple walk in the woods, but quickly becomes an excursion into heart-stopping terror.

Or dive into a new horror experience – from the director of THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT comes EXISTS, for five friends, it was a chance for a summer getaway – a weekend of camping in the Texas Big Thicket. But visions of a carefree vacation are shattered with an accident on a dark and desolate country road.

What You Win:

Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Digital Download code for The Blair Witch Project. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

How To Win:

Email Admin@ThePopCulturePulse.com with your favorite Halloween movie for your chance to win.

What’s a Halloween party without some creepy background visuals? Download the films and be prepped for this month’s creepy festivities.

THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT

http://www.vudu.com/movies/?CID=partner&SCID=LG&KWID=Blairwitch#!content/7045

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Blair-Witch-Project/180539511999269

EXISTS

http://www.vudu.com/movies/?CID=partner&SCID=LG&KWID=Exists#!content/576219

https://www.facebook.com/existsmovie

CABIN IN THE WOODS

http://www.vudu.com/movies/?CID=partner&SCID=LG&KWID=Cabininthewoods#!content/319687

CABIN FEVER

http://www.vudu.com/movies/?CID=partner&SCID=LG&KWID=Cabinfever#!content/6629

THE DESCENT

http://www.vudu.com/movies/?CID=partner&SCID=LG&KWID=Descent#!content/6963

NASA Discovers the Darkest Shadows in the Galaxy

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NASA and the University of Zurich announced this week that they have discovered what they believe to be the darkest spots in the galaxy outside of a black hole’s event horizon.

The shadows or dark spots are formed by clumps of extremely dense gas clouds. The spots were first observed using the Spitzer Space Telescope. They are part of a much larger cloud of gas and elemental particles that will eventually condense into O-type stars, which are among the brightest and biggest in the observable universe.

A NASA press release said,

The dusty cloud, the results suggest, will likely evolve into one of the most massive young clusters of stars in our galaxy. The densest clumps will blossom into the cluster’s biggest, most powerful stars, called O-type stars, the formation of which has long puzzled scientists. These hulking stars have major impacts on their local stellar environments while also helping to create the heavy elements needed for life.

Twix Bites: Who Would You Share Your Bites With – Exclusive Giveaway!

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TWIX is proud to announce TWIX Bites are coming and in honor of the new produce we have an awesome new giveaway for our readers!

About TWIX Bites:

Sharing is the ultimate way of saying you care about someone! And what better way to do that, than with TWIX Bites! Offering the same rich caramel, crunchy cookie and smooth milk chocolate as a full-size TWIX Bar, TWIX Bites are unwrapped and now available nationwide in two convenient sizes – 2.83-ounce sharing size and 7.0-ounce resealable stand-up pouch – that are ideal for sharing and on the go.

With such big taste in such small bites, you’re probably wondering why they didn’t think of this sooner? To find out why, call 1-844-WHY-SO-LONG! You’ll hear decade-by-decade excuses as to why!

To learn more about TWIX® Bites and to tell the brand who you’ll share your TWIX® Bites with, visit the Facebook page at http://www.Facebook.com/twix.us.

What You Win:

We’ll give one lucky winner a TWIX Bites Movie Prize Pack that includes a $15 Fandango gift card, 2 sharable bags and a larger resealable bag of TWIX Bites.

How to Enter:

TWIX wants to know “Who would you share your bites with?”

Tell us who you would “Share your bites with” in the comments section as a giveaway entry or Email us at Admin@thepopculturepulse.com and tell us your answer!

Each household is only eligible to win One (1) TWIX Bites Movie Prize Pack containing 3 Twix Bites Bags and 1 $15 Fandango Gift Card via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

The winner will be chosen on June 1, 2014.

Note: This post is sponsored by TWIX Brand.