My Winner's Curse.
The 'Winner's Curse' is an economics term that means you've gotten what you wanted -
but at too high a price. What would you pay too much for?
I wasn't fully sure if I was able to answer this question, as I'm not good at explaining things. But then I remembered that I have already done this. I have already paid too much for something; a few years back I was going for the first time to America with my mom, we were going to Orlando, Florida and Disney World. After having booked our stay, I learned that three of my favorite authors were going to be there at the same time as me. They would be at Ascendio to sign books. And gosh. I had to go. I just had to. And it ended up being way expensive. But also worth it, to me, but I paid way too much, I think.
First I had to pay for the tickets to Ascendio, for two days, though I was only going for the author signings. Tickets were expensive. Then we had to pay for taxi there, which also ended up being a lot of expensive. And I had to buy the books at a B&N store, which was also much higher than I pay while ordering books online. But then I went to the signing, and I got to meet some of my favorite authors, and I got my books signed. I had the most amazing time. But yeah. It was all kinds of expensive. I would pay it again, though, which is why this is my Winner's Curse. I would pay pretty much anything for books. They are my heart. And authors are the best. This is also the only event I have ever been to :)
Then I also have a second example. My gorgeous silver shaded persian cat. She is the best. But oh, how I have paid a lot of money for her. Buying her was expensive. I even had to fly to get her. Which cost a lot of money. But I would never be without her. <3 Though I'm not sure she was worth all that money. Hmph. So this is another case of my 'Winner's Curse', I think :) I'm not sure I did this the right way, but I hope so. If I have to choose a thing I do not own yet, it would be good health. I would never stop paying if I could not be sick anymore. Which isn't possible. How mean. What would you pay too much for?
Book two of the dazzling Winner's Trilogy is a fight to the death as Kestrel risks betrayal of country for love.
The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria’s crown prince means one celebration after another. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement…if she could only trust him. Yet can she even trust herself? For—unknown to Arin—Kestrel is becoming a skilled practitioner of deceit: an anonymous spy passing information to Herran, and close to uncovering a shocking secret.
As Arin enlists dangerous allies in the struggle to keep his country’s freedom, he can’t fight the suspicion that Kestrel knows more than she shows. In the end, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth. And when that happens, Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them.
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Hardcover of The Winner's Crime.
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Book will be shipped by Gina at Macmillan. <3
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I haven't had a chance to read Winner's Curse yet. Thanks for the chance to win Winner's Crime.ReplyDelete
Christina R. in the rafflecopterReplyDelete
I didn't read the first book but I know so many people LOVE it! I love how the romance is slow and with many roadblocks that have to do with real issues like politics and war.
Lovely post! :)
I have a US address but rafflecopter might show my location outside US because I'm doing a semester abroad.
thank you so very much :)
I want ALL the copies of these books. I need the cover with the red dress! I wonder how the last book will be for our hearts? Will Marie break us?ReplyDelete
The Winner's Curse is one of my favorite books! I loved how the story evolved and the positions' of each character flipped half way through, and I especially loved the Roman and Grecian influences in Marie's world. Everything about that book was amazing and I am so looking forward to The Winner's Crime!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the giveaway! I have read The Winner's Curse and I was surprised that I really liked it. <3ReplyDelete
Well, I also spent quite some money on my trip to the US, and although it wasn't only about books, I did attend some bookish events, and they were the most amazing thing ever!!ReplyDelete
Great post sweetie! And furbabies are worth every bit of money we spend of them, even if we'd prefer if we didn't have to!
I have read both of these books luckily enough, and they were awesome. Such beautiful books first of all. Then the story just sucked me right in. I would love to own my own copy of both. The second one hasn't even come out yet and I need the third now. Thank you so much.ReplyDelete
I loved The Winner's Crime. I recommend it to anyone. All of the covers are beautiful. Thanks for the chance!ReplyDelete
Loved the Winner's Curse! One of my top reads of 2014!ReplyDelete
YAY! I went to Ascendio too. I loved it!ReplyDelete
The Winner's Curse is an awesome book. I can't wait to read The Winner's Crime.
The Winner's Curse was one of my favorite reads from 2014! Can't wait for The Winner's Crime!ReplyDelete
Aw, excellent post, C! Glad you were able to be on the blog tour and share this with us. :) I adored The Winner's Curse but am terrified to read The Winner's Crime. I know it's full of heartbreak and not much romance. :(ReplyDelete
I'm reading The Winner's Curse right now and am eager to continue the series!ReplyDelete
Thank you for the giveaway! I picked up The Winner's Curse on a whim last year, and now it's one of my favorites!ReplyDelete
I read the Winner's Curse early last year and I loved it! It was such a surprise read for me because I didn't think it would be my type of book but it got so much hype I had to read it and it ended up being one of my favorite reads of the year!ReplyDelete
I love The Winner's Curse so much! Thanks for the chance to win Crime!!ReplyDelete
YES, I read The Winner's Curse (*cough* 3 times #shameless), and it is one of my all time favorite books. <3ReplyDelete
I haven't and I feel like I am the only one in the universe who hasn't. :( I have heard countless things about how good of a book it is! So I just ordered it online and can't yet to see what all the hype is about!! :DReplyDelete
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Yes I I LOVED IT. It's one of my favorite series now and I can't wait to read The Winner's Crime :DReplyDelete
I LOVED the Winner's Curse- in fact, I bought it and I RARELY buy books. As impossible as it seems, It lived above and beyond the expectations set by its cover. I CANT WAIT FOR THE NEXT!ReplyDelete
I LOVE THIS SERIES. I NEED TWC!!ReplyDelete
READ THE WINNERS CURSE LAST YEAR AND LOVED ITReplyDelete
I haven't read The Winner's Curse. Although, it sounds like a fascinating premise. :)ReplyDelete
I haven't read The Winner's Curse, But i read amazing reviews and the sinopsis sounds fantastic too...pluss the cover its gorgeousReplyDelete
I have read The Winner's Curse and I'm looking forward to The Winner's Crime! Thank you for this amazing chance! I have to say this series is one of my absolute favorites. :)ReplyDelete
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Yes I have read The Winner's Curse and I loved it!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!