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Daily Dose Holiday Blog Giveaway: Joss Whedon, Spike and Candace Havens

Joss Whedon
Candace Havens



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The Genius Behind Buffy

May 2001
On Sale: May 1, 2003
Featuring: Joss Whedon
208 pages
ISBN: 1932100008
EAN: 9781932100006
Trade Size
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A Case for the Toy Maker, November 2020
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A Case for the Yarn Maker, April 2020
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A Case for the Winemaker, February 2020
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In lieu of our traditional Sunday Snips and Clips feature, welcome to another holiday blog giveaway. Today, I am offering Joss Whedon, The Genius Behind Buffy by Candace Havens. You may have read Candace’s books featuring Bronwyn the witch or the Caruthers sisters, but this is a totally different kind of book.

Candy takes you in depth with the genius mind that created Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly and Dollhouse. His creativity is a modern day legend, creating rabid fan bases wherever he goes. The man’s comprehension of zeitgeist and pop culture is unmatched. It is a great way to dig deep and get to know him better.

Sample Passage

As any fan of Buffy knows, Joss loves anguish. Each season the characters suffer from traumas of every kind, from impossible love to hopeless addiction. The majority of Whedon’s characters come from unhappy or broken homes. Buffy’s father left, not even returning at her mother’s death. Angel’s father was demeaning and cruel. Xander’s household was a drunken brawl while Willow’s mother was cool and aloof.

So what was Joss’s childhood like? Was it terribly traumatic? Was he beaten and tortured? Did his parents lock him in his room where his lonely mind began to generate the fantasies that would some day make him famous?

Autographed Book and Photo James Marsters

Just to add a little icing to this holiday giveaway, the book is autographed by the author and I am including an autographed photo of James Marsters! So our Sunday holiday giveaway includes this fantastic, fun and interesting look into Joss Whedon’s mind (autographed!) and a simply sexy picture of Spike. What more could you ask for?

Oh, the rules!

1. You comment on the blog in order to be entered into the drawing.

2. You must include whom you want to give the gift. You do not have to name names or post their email information, just a short blurb about what they mean to you or why it’s important they receive it. You can be a real secret Santa as well.

3. Each drawing will last 24 hours unless otherwise noted. (7 a.m. to 7 a.m. CST)

4. Winners will be notified by email so make sure I have that or access to it via your profile. Upon notification, you let me know whom the gift is going to.

5. You may only win one giveaway, once you win one you cannot enter into anymore.

6. Spread the holiday cheer for everyone celebrating Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Yule, Christmas and more.

Let Candace Havens, Joss Whedon, James Marsters and the Daily Dose be a part of your holiday plans and enter to win this gift for someone you love. Entries close at 7 a.m. Central on Monday, November 30.

A lifelong writer turned author, Heather Long's first book Remembering Ashby is available for purchase at Sapphire Blue Publishing. Coming soon is the urban fantasy: Prime Evil. The Daily Dose explores books, television, writing and more -- all topics that Heather enjoys.

NOTE: all comments here will be included in the Daily Dose giveaways so you can leave your nomination below or on the Daily Dose blog. If you comment and nominate someone on the Fresh Fiction page for the Daily Dose you'll also be entered in our special Secret Elf sweepstakes, the winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Certificate and the person they nominate will also receive a $25 Amazon Gift Certificate on December 20th.




11 comments posted.

Re: Daily Dose Holiday Blog Giveaway: Joss Whedon, Spike and Candace Havens

Would nominate my niece. She is having a bit of a rough time in her senior year and was always a Buffy fan.
(Joanne Reynolds 6:47am November 29, 2009)

I'd want this gift to go to my friend who had cataract surgery this week and is an avid reader.
(Penny Tuttle 10:24am November 29, 2009)

I would like to nominate my sister. She's gone thru a lot the last few years and I think she would enjoy something special.
(Theresa Buckholtz 11:48am November 29, 2009)

I would nominate my daughter who is in the Marine Corps. She is away from home and starting a new life on her own at 18.
(Sandy Draheim 1:10pm November 29, 2009)

I would love to give this to my mom, she is always helping me and my kids, esp since my main job loss and she loves Buffy stuff, would be a very nice birthday and Christmas gift. thanks
(Heather Stornello 3:17pm November 29, 2009)

I would give it to my brother because I'm finally starting to get him hooked on Buffyverse....I think.
(Cathie Veres 4:26pm November 29, 2009)

I'm such a fan of James Marsters. This is great.
I would give this gift to my sister because she is a strugglng writer, and this would be such inspiration for her.
(Armenia Fox 4:44pm November 29, 2009)

I would love to gift this to my duaghter-in-law's mother. She works her butt off as her husband has been seriously ill for the last five years. Not the way she pictured their later years..she reads avidly to keep her mind occupied while at home.
(Barbara Ramirez 8:32pm November 29, 2009)

I would love to gift this to my daughter. Buffy was a way for us to connect when she was going through her difficult teenage years.
(Amanda Murphy 10:46pm November 29, 2009)

I would love this cert to give to my daughter , her Bday is Dec 22. Thanks, Sue
(Susan Hussein 12:49pm November 30, 2009)

I'd love to give this to my friend who is still wishing for more Buffy in the world!
(Lexi Henshel 9:16am November 30, 2009)

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