This is your chance to win a signed copy of Mists of the Serengeti by Leylah Attar!!! We’re having a giveaway!

by Maryse on February 26, 2017 · 63 comments

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 <— Mists of The Serengeti. THIS is one of my most recent favorite books ever!!! You know it, ’cause I’ve told you (P.S. Here’s my 5-star review in case you missed it).

But now? It is being devoured and loved like crazy by my fellow readers. In fact, my own book-buddy R just lost her mind over it. So if I couldn’t convince you to devour it with my review, maybe R can. ;)

R: I am EXHAUSTED! WRECKED! DRAINED! My whole body aches from sobbing and laughing and forcing my lungs into submission. I haven’t slept and I’ve eaten every chocolate-ish thing I could find in the house, including a bag of leftover chocolate chips from Valentine’s Day.

I’m at 72% and dreading the impending book hangover like it’s the Apocalypse. IT’S AWESOME!!! Maryse, thank you for getting me. She said the magic words, “…it’s for those of us that love those Suanne Laqueur, Emma Scott, Renee Carlino type of epic stories.” Yes, yes, and yes. <3 <3 <3 Author Leylah Attar, you are a rock star. This book, people. All the feels. Literally.

Emma: Yay! I have this on my Kindle, ready to go…

Maryse: DO IT!!!!! :D !!!!

R: Yes! Do it!

Emma: Sorry, I’m just stuck at one line up there. *sniff*…<3 Maryse!!

R: Duh! I told Maryse I didn’t think I had book blurb catnip, but I have book review catnip! And Maryse nailed it!

Maryse: *happy wiggle*!!!! :D !!!!!! <3

R: This book hurts on a physical level. I’m just…gah…

Maryse: R. I know it!!!!!

Marina: LOVED, LOVED Mists of the Serengeti. Will stay with me forever.

Amy: OMG. Serengeti was beautiful. BEAUTIFUL. Heart-wrenching, sometimes difficult, and tear-inducing, but above all else it was beautiful.  I can’t even think of what to read next. Another sure sign of a great read. ;)

R: Mists of the Serengeti has had my stomach in giant knots the whole way through.

Amy: The epilogue. Oh, my heart. *clutches chest* GAH! I loved Serengeti.

See? SEEEEEEE???!!! :) I know. I know.

And guess what? Yessssssssssss…. yes. ;) I know you already know ’cause of the title of this post. LOL!!!! But it’s time.

So enter this ASAP to possibly be lucky enough to have your very own signed copy for your collection, but no matter what? READ IT.

Now for the giveaway!!

How to enter for a chance to win it? Just leave a comment below (and/or better yet, tell me your MOST EPIC READ EVER) and by 10pm EST, Tuesday February 28th 2017, I will randomly select one lucky commenter as the winner.

Also, while not necessary to enter, it would be awesome if you’d share this giveaway on Twitter or Instagram, or Facebook.

The winner will be contacted and will have 48hrs to respond with a mailing address, so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance. This book will be sent to the winner directly by author.

Giveaway open to Canada and US!!

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{ 63 comments… read them below or add one }

R. Renee February 26, 2017 at 4:36 PM


R. Renee February 26, 2017 at 4:37 PM

And I’m totally entering this one! And my most epic read ever (go ahead guys and collectively roll your eyes :roll: ) The Fish Tales!

Julie Boyd February 26, 2017 at 4:37 PM

Would love to have this book! I can’t narrow just one book to my most epic read. But of inhale to Outlander!

Julie N February 26, 2017 at 4:38 PM

I loved Mists of the Serengeti too! It’s my favorite read of 2017! I loved it so much that I’m trying to talk my husband into taking me to Africa. :)

Julie Boyd February 26, 2017 at 4:39 PM

Stupid autocorrect. If I have too*

Grey February 26, 2017 at 4:43 PM

Aww! How cool is this?!? Thank you so much for the opportunity Maryse, you are seriously *the best!* Thank you also to Ms. Attar for the penning this book, which I am finally getting a chance to sit down and lose myself in, and for donating it to Maryse to offer up to the lucky winner.

Sharing on Twitter and Facebook! Congratulations in advance to the lucky winner!

R. Renee February 26, 2017 at 4:45 PM

Oh holy crap! Yesterday morning out of the blue my husband said he has a deal in Ethiopia and he might have to go. There’s NO WAY he’s going without me.

And thanks, Maryse! 😘

Kat P February 26, 2017 at 4:48 PM

Most epic read ever would be Wuthering Heights it even inspired my daughter’s name! Thanks for the chance would love to win

Katie Lowden February 26, 2017 at 4:50 PM

Thanks so much for the chance. I’ve heard such great things about this book! My most epic read was probably The Sea of Tranquilty. One of my favorites!! :)

lisa woods February 26, 2017 at 4:53 PM

epic. loved it 6 stars

Nancy Parken February 26, 2017 at 4:58 PM

I have had a love of reading, ever since I learned to read. In high school I read Gone with the Wind. My English teacher was so impressed & told me it was so hard to get students to read any book that long. I had read it more then twice!!! That was my 1st Epic Novel!!

Michelegg February 26, 2017 at 5:25 PM

Love this giveaway! My favorite epic book of all time, I have two of them. Gone With the Wind and Outlander. Both are so delicious and have stayed with me for YEARS! That’s pretty epic

Mollie W February 26, 2017 at 5:29 PM

My most epic read would have to be Bright Side by Kim Holden!!
It never fails to give me the “FEELS”!!!!

AngieG February 26, 2017 at 5:31 PM

I really want to read this book! My most epic read is On the Island!

Traci February 26, 2017 at 5:35 PM

I’m not sure if it’s because it was one of the first indie books I’ve read, but I would have to say Thoughtless is still my favorite. And Kellen Kyle is still my favorite book boyfriend

Sarah Scholz February 26, 2017 at 6:07 PM

Neat giveaway ☺️ Have heard great things about this book

Sarah Scholz February 26, 2017 at 6:09 PM

My two favorite books are Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger and Unbreak My Heart by Lorelei James

Brandi Caudill February 26, 2017 at 6:19 PM

Thanks for the chance!! I can’t just pick one!! The Gamble by Kristen Ashley and Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan are my go-to books. I have probably read them a dozen times.
However one book blew my mind, and not in the way you are probably thinking. Transcendence by Shay Savage is proof that with the right characters and imagery, you can make a great story out of anything. I ready this back last year, and I still think about it all the time! I hope this encourages some more people to take a chance on this book. You will not be disappointed! Thank you Maryse for everything you do!!

Dawn Bush February 26, 2017 at 7:18 PM

My most epic read ever would have to be The Bronze Horseman! Thank you for the chance!

Kim Box Person February 26, 2017 at 7:22 PM

Most Epic Read Ever…….OH my old brain lol… I’m still very in love with Exhaltations of Larks!!! I also LOVED Bright Side, Carnage, Taking Chances, The Memory Thief….I feel like I’m picking my favorite child

Rebecca February 26, 2017 at 7:38 PM

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! My epic read is The Sea of Tranquility! I stared at the wall and cried for 10 mins after finishing.

Kathy P February 26, 2017 at 7:57 PM

The Art of Laughing in the Rain by Garth Stein. It made me look at my dogs (my babies) in a whole new way that now I wonder more than ever what they are thinking!

Cézanne February 26, 2017 at 8:41 PM

I absolutely loved Mists Of The Serengeti!! My most epic read was The Bronze Horseman.

Heather Taczy February 26, 2017 at 8:47 PM

Ahhh-that’s so hard! But The Sea of Tranquility is a definite front runner!

Cara O February 26, 2017 at 9:35 PM

This book looks amazing! Thank you so much for the chance! I’d have to say that The Bronze Horseman is my most epic read.

Grey February 26, 2017 at 9:45 PM

Oh geez, I was so excited I forgot to put my most epic read… I’d have to say I just finished the longest book ever a couple weeks ago… The Last Hour of Gann by R. Lee Smith. After that, I’d probably vote for the Harry Potter series, because I read them back to back as one book, as a bedtime story out loud to/with my daughter when she was younger.

Amy McNeece February 26, 2017 at 10:19 PM

Ive heard great things about this book but haven’t read it. It’s so hard to choose my most EPIC read, but I’m gonna go with It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover. Thanks for the chance, Maryse

Milissa Davis February 26, 2017 at 11:16 PM

Loved loved this book. And I almosted peed on my self . When they were eating with the tribe. And she was sitting in his lap. And the old lady gave her a bracelet. And he told her that it was a water drop that landed on her head. But when they got back to the truck he told her the old lady spit on her. I would ❤to have this book.

Kristen February 26, 2017 at 11:54 PM

Can’t wait to read this one!!!

Jen C February 27, 2017 at 12:21 AM

Ooh I’ve to enter (US forwarding addresses ftw lol). Eeep couldn’t pick just one best epic read ever so best epic read so far in 2017 instead… and that has to be Unravel by Calia Read!

Dawn February 27, 2017 at 12:29 AM

One that was much more emotional than I expected was One Thousand Boy Kisses. Thanks for the chance!

Jeniffer Clemente February 27, 2017 at 12:43 AM

I’d like to win a signed copy of this book!! Such an amazing story! Love it….

Rose February 27, 2017 at 1:13 AM

Thank you for the giveaway. Smh for most epic read….:) I have a few rereads that are personal favorites and really enjoy different genres. I can’t think of just one right now so will go with the one I think I’ve reread the most which is Thoughtless.

KIM February 27, 2017 at 6:14 AM

This book looks great. Would love to read. Hmmmmm,,, my most epic read ever? That’s such a tough decision.. but I’ll choose Straightjacket by Meredith Towbin.

Betul E. February 27, 2017 at 6:59 AM

The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons. Thank you for the giveaway.

(I am INTERNATIONAL, but have a friend in the US to whom the book can be shipped to if I win!)

Janet W February 27, 2017 at 8:16 AM

Thank you!!! This is definitely on my TBR. My most epic read would be Gone with the Wind. Also loved Outlander and Exodus.

Kelly Sullivan February 27, 2017 at 8:22 AM

I do’t think I could pick just one epic read!! I have read so many great books that have had a lasting impact and Mists of the Serengeti is now on that list!

Maria Malaveci February 27, 2017 at 8:37 AM

OMG this giveaway is amazing! My favorite is The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons!

Jenn February 27, 2017 at 8:39 AM

Thank for the giveaway

Paula Goncalves February 27, 2017 at 12:04 PM

Would love to have this book. My favorite epic book would be River God by Wilbur Smith.

Melanie February 27, 2017 at 12:30 PM

How can I possibly choose my most epic read ever??? Since I love my tearjerkers, I will say one that has stayed with me is A Thousand Boy Kisses!!

Emma February 27, 2017 at 1:17 PM

I LOVED,LOVED,LOVED the book. My soul took a beating !

Debra D February 27, 2017 at 1:37 PM

I still feel so connected to Slammed by Colleen Hoover who opened up a whole new world to me with her amazingness!!!!

Heidi February 27, 2017 at 2:14 PM

I finished Mists of the Serengeti last week and I still can’t stop thinking about it! My most epic read would have to Me Before You. The ending destroyed me!

Veronica Thomas February 27, 2017 at 5:57 PM

Thank you for the chance. I have not read anything epic in a while but ….I had the biggest book slump after reading…Swear on this life Renee Carlino. Fantastic reading!!!

Kim P February 27, 2017 at 7:16 PM

I can’t wait to read Mists of Serengeti! Great review!

Nikee McFann February 28, 2017 at 1:22 AM

Thanks for the chance!

Nikee McFann February 28, 2017 at 1:23 AM

Oops forgot to add this to my comment… still after all these years, Beautiful Disaster remains my most epic read ever

Jessica GW February 28, 2017 at 2:14 AM

Thank you for the chance. My most epic book is How to kill a rock star by Tiffanie Debartolo

Evette Sta Maria February 28, 2017 at 4:54 AM

Mists of the Serengeti would be one of my most epic reads for sure! It would be amazing to win a signed copy of this amazing book. Thank you for the chance!

Veronica February 28, 2017 at 5:08 AM

Mist of the Serengeti it’s still my favorite read, my #1 of 2017. My most epic read would have to be Bright Side by Kim Holden. Like Mist this a book that stay within you for life.

Alexandra A February 28, 2017 at 5:46 AM

This book is hands down one of the best books I’ve ever read. Love it so much ❤

The most epic book I’ve ever read is The Bronze Horseman by Paulina Simons.

Thank you for the chance ❤

Viviana Varona February 28, 2017 at 8:08 AM

Thank you for this chance. I loved this book.

Paige C February 28, 2017 at 8:26 AM

Most epic read… Tough one. I absolutely love The Time Traveler’s Wife so I pick that. Can’t wait to read this though. Love her other books.

Patty Romero February 28, 2017 at 9:48 AM

Favorite read…it has to be You by Caroline Kepnes! It has everything I haven’t read before and somehow you become a fan of the creepy stalking Joe Goldberg lol.

Jeryl Witek February 28, 2017 at 10:21 AM

Quite honestly, this book has become an instant favorite for me. I literally fell in love with it.
Thanks for the chance :)

Heather Monahan February 28, 2017 at 3:47 PM

Most epic read ever would have to be True Love Story- Willow Aster
Thanks for the chance, Maryse!

Kym Hartman February 28, 2017 at 6:09 PM

Mists of The Serengeti is my most epic read. I have been trying for weeks to get into another book. This one owns my soul.

Cheryl February 28, 2017 at 6:22 PM

Loved this book!!! Thanks! ;)

Dana L Stusse February 28, 2017 at 6:52 PM

The one that springs to mind and immediately sealed my eternal love of all things Jasinda Wilder (Jack too), “Falling into You” which gutted me.

Leilani February 28, 2017 at 9:57 PM

So many fantastic books to choose from… Can I just say anything by Colleen Hoover? I’ll go with Hopeless… It’s amazing! Mists of Serengeti was phenomenal! Thank you for the opportunity!

Tracy H February 28, 2017 at 10:12 PM

Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this truly treasured book! It’s was an amazing read and I would love to have it in my library.

As far as my favorite book. I’d have to say it was the first one I ever read. By Kathleen E Woodiwiss. name of book : Shanna

Also Happy amazing birthday to this awesome site Maryse.

Dianne Damata March 1, 2017 at 4:04 AM

I am from Africa so would love to be the winner of this book plus the fact that if you, Maryse recommend it highly I just know it will be something worthy of my bookshelf.
The Serengeti plains are gorgeous and I know this will be a gorgeous read too.

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