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Auction #101 11X14 print of The Last Unicorn by Jaz D

Guys, this is just gorgeous! I love the detail and the 80s feel to the print.

If you win the auction, Jaz will add a personal message on the print, if you want.

Thanks bunches to Jaz for the donation.

  • This auction will run from today until 11:59 pm Est June 17th and is open internationally.
  • All bids will be in Canadian funds.
  • Bids must increase by at least a dollar.
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Auction #100 Signed books from The Workhorsery

This auction is for two signed books from The Workhorsery and a gorgeous, limited edition book cover.

The books:

Pitouie by Derek Winkler

The independent corporate freehold of Pitouie is a fleck of rock in the South Pacific. It has no industry, no economy and no natural resources. What it does have is a volcano, a glossy brochure and a list of industrial waste producers, whose executives are about to descend on the island’s pristine shores to bid for a hole in the ground.

Otis Wilson, associate editor of Waste Insight magazine, is also enroute to Pitouie. He thinks he’s going to watch an innocent nation reach for the soap in the prison shower of international commerce. What he’s going to find is much stranger and has something to do with events in an Inuit village in the Arctic 35 years ago. Sorting it out will be challenging, even without the distraction of the girl. 

You and the Pirates by Jocelyne Allen 

After witnessing a possible terrorist attack in Tokyo, you encounter an increasingly bizarre series of characters who may or may not be magic, gods or even really there. Only once you team up with a multinational team of marooned pirates does the enigma of what you’ve unwittingly stumbled into begin to unravel.

Thanks so  much to The Workhorsery for the donation: http://www.theworkhorsery.ca

  • This auction will run from today until 11:59 pm Est June 17th and is open to North America.
  • All bids will be in Canadian funds.
  • Bids must increase by at least a dollar.

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Auction #89 Signed copy of Snow Day by Werner Zimmermann & a signed, numbered print

This auction, along with Zimmermann’s wonderful kids book Snow Day, includes a gorgeous print from the book. The print (aprox value $89) would look great in an office or child’s room. The actual print is 12.5X19″ but the picture in total is 18X24″.

Book description:

Looking out on their newly frosted windows one morning, two young brothers watch millions of pure white snowfl akes floating down. Everything is covered in a thick blanket of snow. Will it be deep enough? Soon come the two magical words they”ve been waiting for: SNOW DAY! They scramble into their coats and boots ? it”s time for hockey and tag and building a snow fort. Then, with stinging faces and frozen toes, it”s time for a hot-chocolate break and drying out of wet mittens. Toasty warm once again, they head back outside for more fun in the snow. When at last it”s time for sleep, they fall into bed, exhausted. Outside, the snow comes drifting down again . . .Will they awake to yet another snow day? Werner Zimmermann”s playful text, coupled with beautifully crafted watercolour illustrations, captures all the excitement and wonder of a snow day.

Thanks to Werner Zimmermann for the donation. http://wernerzimmermann.blogspot.com/

  • This auction will run from today until 11:59 pm Est June 16th and is open internationally.
  • All bids will be in Canadian funds.
  • Bids must increase by at least a dollar.

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Auction #86 Signed books and faerie doll by Maggie Wood

You gotta love an author who also crafts wonderful faerie dolls.  These books sound AMAZING and the doll would look lovely on my desk. I mean on YOUR desk. :p

Book description:


The Divided Realms, Book 1: Captured

Fifteen-year-old Willow Kingswell has been listening to her Nana’s tales of faeries and enchanted kingdoms for as long as she can remember. But when she is magically transported to the realm of Mistolear, she is stunned to learn that the stories were true, and that she is actually a princess. Suddenly, Willow has to fit into a royal family she didn’t know she had, deal with customs she doesn’t understand and sort out her feelings for Brand, the handsome knight who has sworn to protect her.
On top of everything, she may also be the key to saving Mistolear from a terrifying spell. The nefarious faerie prince Nezeral has pitted two kingdoms against each other in a life-or-death chess match, in which people are the game pieces. As a pawn, Willow now glows with the light of the game and must find the courage and cleverness to battle Nezeral before her loved ones fall. Could a meager pawn really be the most powerful piece on the board? Capturedis the first book in the thrilling Divided Realms series.
The Divided Realms, Book 2: The Darkening
 Although life in a magical realm is anything but normal for Princess Willow Farrandale of Mistolear (formerly Willow Kingswell of Earth), she is doing her best to adjust. She is refining her skills at Mage School and spending time with her new friends, especially her sworn knight and protector Brand – despite the fact that he drives her mad with his old-fashioned rules about “proper courtship.”The peace does not last, however, as a misstep in Clarion dooms Willow to play another twisted faerie Game. If she loses, faeries will once again be free to wreak havoc in the realms of Mistolear and Earth. The Game Master, King Jarlath of the Unseelie Court, throws Willow and Brand into the Goblin’s Gauntlet where goblins, phookas, and a host of bloodthirsty creatures are on the hunt. In a surprising move, Jarlath sends his own children into the Game as well. Dacia, the female twin, is ruthless and cunning. Theon, the male, is clever, flirtatious, and, like all faeries, devastatingly beautiful. Willow struggles to resist Theon’s charm, while Brand’s jealousy simmers – but with the fate of two realms hanging in the balance, both must push their emotions aside. Can Willow and Brand trust the faerie siblings, or is there more than one Game being played?

Thanks so much to Maggie for the donation: http://www.maggielwood.com

  • This auction will run from today until 11:59 pm Est June 16th and is open to North America.
  • All bids will be in Canadian funds.
  • Bids must increase by at least a dollar.

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Auction #71 Bundle of signed Nimbus books

This bundle (valued at aprox $70) includes six signed books plus some posters and bookmarks. Nimbus is one of my fave publishers and these are three of my favorite authors. So yeah, this package ROCKS.
Keep Out! by Helene Boudreau
Maritime Monsters by Steve Vernon
Lost on Brier Island by Jo Ann Yhard
Water Hazard by Helene Boudreau
Sinking Deeper by Steve Vernon

Hugs and kisses to Kimberly and the folks at Nimbus for the donation:  http://www.nimbus.ns.ca

  • This auction will run from today until 11:59 pm Est June 12th and is open to Canada.
  • All bids will be in Canadian funds.
  • Bids must increase by at least a dollar.

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Auction # 59 Signed Canada Reads books, tote & mug

Yeppers lads and lassies! This auction is for the complete set of this years Canada Reads books SIGNED! Plus a wonderful tote (I have one and LOVE IT) and a nifty mug.

The deets:

Unless signed  by Lorne Cardinal

Essex County signed by Jeff Lemire

The Birth House signed by Ami McKay and Debbie Travis

The Best Laid Plans signed by Terry Fallis and Avi Velshi

The Bone Cage signed by Angie Abdou and Georges Laraque

Thanks so much to the folks at CBC Books for the donation. http://www.cbc.ca/books/

  • This auction will run from today until 11:59 pm Est June 11th and is open to Canada.
  • All bids will be in Canadian funds.
  • Bids must increase by at least a dollar.

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