Pride ARC!


Yes, a couple of you guessed what the special anniversary giveaway was about and you were right! Here’s your chance to read Pride before its release date of February 1st, 2009. 😉


As Rachel Vincent’s  critique partner, I’ve already read this and it’s my favorite of the first three books.  You are definitely in for a treat! 

So, to win one of these ARCs, all you have to do is leave a comment.   You have until Friday, December 5th at midnight.  (Oh, and here’s a little tip–Rachel will be giving one away on her blog as well, so you’ll get two tries this week!)


You can read an excerpt of this book here, but check out the blurb!


Here’s hoping cats do have nine lives

I’m on trial for my life. Accused of infecting my human ex-boyfriend—and killing him to cover up the crime. I’m not guilty. But tell that to the panel of Alphas sitting in judgment. Infecting a human is one of three capital offenses recognized by the Pride—along with murder and disclosure of our existence to a human.

I’m two for three. A goner.

On top of that, Marc is in danger of being tossed from the Pride, then we discovered a rogue stray terrorizing the mountainside, hunting a wild teenage tabbycat. I think I can protect her from both the ambitious rogue and the scheming of the territorial council.

If I survive my own trial…


Edit:  I got my copy of the ARC in the mail today.  The dedication made me tear up.  Back at ya, sweetie!


About Rinda Elliott

Writer.I love unusual stories and credit growing up in a family of curious life-lovers who moved all over the country. Books and movies full of fantasy, science fiction and romance kept us amused, especially in some of the stranger places. For years, I tried to separate my darker side with my humorous and romantic one. I published short fiction, but things really started happening when I gave in and mixed it up. When not lost in fiction, I love making wine, collecting music, gaming and spending time with my husband and two children. I’m represented by Miriam Kriss of the Irene Goodman Agency.
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138 Responses to Pride ARC!

  1. Sounds totally yummy! And did I mention I love your new pictures…

  2. relliott4 says:

    Thanks! Kathy did a fantastic job. I just love them. 😉

  3. Bonnie says:

    The first two were awesome! Count me in 🙂

  4. breia b. says:

    I can’t wait to read this book. I loved the first 2. Thanks for a great contest.

  5. Jen says:

    I’m such a fan of these books! Count me in. 🙂 Thanks for the contest.

  6. Rusco says:

    I only recently got into this series, but they’re fantastic and reading the excerpt was such a tease – I’m so exited but with nothing more to read!!

  7. Cari Quinn says:

    I loved Rogue and I’ve been eagerly awaiting Pride. Plus my birthday’s on Saturday and this would be an AWESOME gift! 😀 Thanks for having the contest, Rinda!

  8. Tez Miller says:

    If you’re willing to post to Australia, I’d love to be in the running, please 🙂

  9. Steff says:

    Can’t wait to read Pride and Prey! Thanks for the opportunity to win the ARC!

  10. Jackie B says:

    Happy late blog anniversary!

  11. Shelley says:

    I missed the opportunity on The Pride site so this is a great chance to win an ARC. Thank you so much!! I love Rachel’s books.

  12. relliott4 says:

    Thanks for the anniversary wishes!

    And you are all welcome on the ARC drawing–I was happy when Rachel offered. I wish you could all win! 🙂

  13. Renee Sweet says:

    Happy Blogiversary!!! *sends magic comment picking mojo out into the universe*

  14. candace says:

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! *party*

    And I def. want in on this contest!

  15. Claire M says:

    I love the first two books and would love the chance to win an ARC of Pride, so count me in.

  16. Kate Larking says:

    I’d love a chance to read Pride. 🙂

  17. Sarah Uhry says:

    Hi Rinda!!

    I would *love* to get a copy of the Arc, if possible! 🙂 As soon as Rachel posted on her blog that Pride was available via Amazon, I pre ordered it. Please count me in for the contest!!!

    Sarah U

  18. flip says:

    I love this series. I would love to have the ARC to read. Promise to write a review.

  19. I’d love to have one. Carol

  20. Kiss of Paradise says:

    I So WANT TO WIN!!!

    Kiss of Paradise!

  21. Andi says:

    I love this series! Please enter me into the contest.

  22. Josie says:

    Oh, I would love to win an ARC of this book! Please enter me in the contest. Thanks you so much for a chance to win an advanced copy of Rachel’s book.

  23. Poppy says:

    Oh I love this series so much! count me in for a chance to win 🙂

  24. Cherry says:

    I am new to this series so am feeling a bit out of the loop…. but…. this series is starting to sound interesting to me. So count me in! Though, win or not, I will probably start reading this series soon.

  25. Kathleen Welsh, NJ says:

    I cannot wait for this book to come out…so if I don’t have to all the better 😉

  26. Sarah Reedus says:

    i’d love one

  27. I can’t wait to read this book….please oh please enter me in your contest. I love this series!

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  29. Cathy M says:

    I am really enjoying this series and would love to read Pride.

  30. Tanya says:

    I read the excerpt…I want to read it now!! lol what a teaser..I can’t wait to read the book.

  31. Erin L. says:

    I loved the first two books and can’t wait to read this one!

  32. Kim says:

    I WOULD LOVE to be able to read this book now! Count me in on the contest!

    Kim Vargo

  33. Brooke says:

    Love this series! 😀 The excerpt is awesome!

  34. angiebatgirl says:

    I’d love to snag an ARC 😀 Thanks!!

  35. MsValerie says:

    Hi, Rinda!

    Your favorite of the first three? I can’t imagine them getting any better…this is a must-read for me. Please enter me for an ARC.

  36. Ashley says:

    I love the werecat serious and would love love love to read pride early!

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  38. Maddison says:

    I am in love with these books!
    Every time I start to read it I cant put it down, no matter how many times i have read it before!
    I never used to like reading, well actually i hated it, but my friend got me reading Rachel’s books and i feel in love with them!
    So we both decided to enter to see if either of us could win it.

    =] I don’t think we can wait much longer

  39. Stephanie Brent says:

    Oh wow two chances! Can’t pass that up :3 Can’t wait for the books to hit the shelves! ❤

  40. Caprice says:

    These books are like candy canes at Christmas!!! I’d like one for sure…and a canycane too!!!


  41. Elle Blum says:

    Two chances for ARCs! How exciting. I would love one. Thanks so much for hosting this contest! I’m ridiculously jealous that you get a first peak at all of Rachel’s work. And thank you for the work you do to help Rachel make her books the best they can possibly be!

  42. SunandHeir says:

    I would love to get an ARC of Pride. I review for a site called Bitten by Books. On the subject of your last post you can check out my review of Jenna Black’s The Devil’s Due</A. there as well. Just to see if I’m on the level if nothing else 🙂


  43. tami says:

    please enter me, i reallyyyyyyyyyyyy want to read this, love rachel books
    thank you for a to crawl if had to

  44. dB says:

    Would LOVE a copy!

  45. Emily Rose says:

    please count me in! i can’t wait until February! 🙂

  46. Christina says:

    I would LOVE to win one! I’m a huge Rachel Vincent fan since Stray, and can’t get enough of Marc 🙂

  47. Janessa says:

    I trying all my chances to win this!! I just can’t wait for this one!!

  48. Donna says:

    Please enter me. I cant wait to read this.


  49. Kristi says:

    This sounds like a great book – I think I need to go searching for her first two! Please enter me!


  50. Tanya S. says:

    OOOhhh another new author to look for. If you are a CP of Rachel Vincent then I will have to look your stuff up also… Humn… so many good books so little time (sleep is highly overrated)

    Please, please, please enter me for the copy of Pride.

  51. Jules says:

    I can hardly wait to read it! I love this series and have been anxiously wondering about her trial and how it is going to turn out.
    I am crossing my fingers that I get a chance in this drawing…then I won’t have to be patient and wait til February! 🙂

  52. kara hillman says:

    i’m just dying for this new book!

  53. Sam R. says:

    Can’t wait to read it!

  54. Amanda W. says:

    Me! I want a copy of Pride! Pleeeeeeeease!

    How hard should I beg? Does it work ; )

  55. SaraC says:

    I’d love to win a copy!

  56. Rhonda aka SandDanz says:

    Lucky girl getting to critique this book! I am really looking forward to reading this one… glad to hear it’s even better than the first two as they were fabulous! 🙂

  57. AMBER says:

    Hi.. is this were I bribe? sign me up.

  58. Julie says:

    Please oh please pick me… ;o) My niece got me into this series and now I can’t wait.. So please don’t pick her pick me!!! Say no to Amber!

  59. Erica says:

    sign me up please.

  60. ~Linda~ says:

    Hey Rinda, Thanks for the chance to win Pride!

  61. Anneliese says:

    Oh, wow. That’s one of my favorite series. Pick me, pick me!

  62. Candymarie says:

    i love this series i really hope to win an ARC!!!

  63. Bailey H says:

    I would love to be entered to win an ARC!

  64. Lyndsi L. says:

    I adore Faythe and the guys! So totally awesome! Cannot wait for Pride!! Enter me to win an ARC that would be like the best Christmas gift ever!! 🙂 thanks

  65. Angela D'Ambra says:

    Would love an ARC! Count me as entered! Thanks

  66. Elizabeth Benfourd says:

    please enter me in the contest. id love to have an ARC!!

  67. Leslie says:

    This sound like a wonderful read. I would love to win this ARC.

  68. Kristen E. says:

    Yay, another chance to win a fabulous book!

  69. Jenne says:

    Oh, isn’t Rachel’s books wonderful? I can’t wait (unless I have to 😦 ) to get my hands on this next book. Ieeeee! So excited.

  70. Molly Z says:

    I would love an arc! Can’t wait for Pride or Prey. What sort of books do you write Rinda?

  71. SciFiGuy says:

    Dying to read this whether I win an ARC or not. It would be so nice to read this EARLY.

  72. relliott4 says:

    WOW!!!! And this is just the first day! I’m glad everyone is so excited about Pride. It’s good… and so is Prey! (I’m such a tease!)

    A couple have asked about my work. I write urban fantasy among other things. I’m not currently published in book length fiction, but my agent is now marketing my first series, so I’m hopeful I will be soon. You can read more in the Who Am I tab above.

    A funny fact for you all– Rachel and I hooked up as critique partners after she gave me a CRAZY topic challenge and I wrote Now They Run From Valen Greer–also in the tabs.

    I’m so happy to see you all excited about her next book. 😉

  73. Lori T says:

    How fun to be running the contests at the same time. I would love to be entered in the contest. It must be really great being Rachel’s critique partner…how does someone go about becoming critique partners with someone?

  74. Meranda says:

    I would love to receive the ARC of Pride. I love this series I’m holding back from reading the excerpt…

  75. Kaitlyn Vega says:

    I can’t wait to read the book!

  76. relliott4 says:

    Lori T, it depends. The best place to meet potential critique partners is at writer’s meetings. Rachel and I met online first even though we were both members of the Oklahoma Romance Writers. She won a topic challenge, gave me a CRAZY topic and I wrote the Valen Greer piece in the tabs. She asked if I wanted to work with her and that was more than two years ago. We have very intense writing schedules, so it seems to work well with just two of us since it’s a lot of last minute.

    I wrote up two guest blogs for her with actual comments from our critique sessions. She posted them a few weeks ago. One is kind of funny and one shows how hard the work can be. 🙂

  77. ashley says:

    id luv to get an arc!!!

  78. diana says:

    enter me, please!

  79. Giamac says:

    I have just found this series and am excited to read them all. I would love to be in the contest and looking forward to you getting your full length fiction published.

  80. Christina says:

    I love your books! I cant wait for the newest one! to win an ARC would satisfy that urge so much quicker! haha

  81. Amber says:

    I Hope I win a copy of Pride! Rachel’s books always get released later in Europe!

  82. Sarah W. says:

    I would love an ARC, the series is amazing.

  83. Sounds awesome! Please sign me up to win a copy and thanks! Happy Holidays to you.

  84. Diane says:

    I would love an ARC…here’s hoping I win.

  85. Lisa N. says:

    I’m a fan of the books and can’t wait for the next one! Thanks for the chance to win!

  86. Pamk says:

    Please enter me in this contest. I would love to read this one. It is one of my favorite series.

  87. Lisa N. says:

    I’m a fan of the books and can’t wait for the next one! Thanks for another chance to win!

  88. I’m absolutely in love with these books. I’d love an ARC.

  89. Sam C says:

    I would love so much to get a ARC, but I am never normally lucky at winning contests, but I just have to enter this one, as feb 1st isn’t coming fast enough

  90. Ruth S. says:

    I can’t wait to see what happens next with Faythe and Mark! Oh, I am so excited!!!! Count me in for this one!!!

    ruthiesbookreviews AT yahoo DOT com

  91. Brittnie says:

    I would absolutely love to win an ARC! This series is one of my top most favorites. Please add me into the drawing.

  92. Brandi Baumeier says:

    Me please pick me 😉

  93. kristen says:

    Oh thats sounds so good the last one left me on a cliffhanger I cant wait to read this. Count me in!

  94. Carmen R says:

    May i please be entered into the drawing?

  95. Lilibeth Ramos says:

    Please enter me in for the drawing! That would be so awesome!

  96. Ashley Eckenrode says:

    If at all possible, I’d really love the chance to receive the free arc. I’m an avid reader of Rachel Vincent’s werecat books.

    Thank you.

  97. Sara says:

    🙂 gimme gimme gimme. Loved the first two and can’t wait for more. Sara

  98. Shari C says:

    Please enter me in your drawing. I enjoyed ‘Stray’ and ‘Rogue’ so much and would love to win an ARC of ‘Pride’.

  99. Maria A says:

    Please include me in the contest. I love Rachel’s books!


  100. Kat says:

    I would love a copy!! I picked up Stray because I read the first few pages in the store and there was not only my home state of Texas, but UNT my alma mater! I became instantly hooked. I flew through Stray and Rogue finishing both in a little over a day. Please…I would love an ARC!!!

    I’ve also bookmarked you so that I can keep up to date as to when your series comes out! I know that you said that it’s being marketed now but I have faith! Good luck!!

  101. driftsmoke says:

    I’d love to win one of these ARCs. Put my name in the hat, please.

  102. Kristy Jo says:

    Hi and sign me up. I know the odds are low to win, but I am willing to try anyway. 😛 Kristy Jo

  103. Whee–another chance to win! Love it.

  104. N Page says:

    I so want one. It looks awesome.

  105. Hannah Britt says:

    PICK ME!!

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  108. Rebecca says:

    I would really love to win this ARC. I desperately want to know what sort of turn Marc and Fayth’s relationship is going to take. I can’t wait to read Pride because I love the excerpt and I love reading what sort of trouble Fayth gets herself into.

  109. Rick Wheeler says:

    I have read both Stray and Rogue at least 4 times each and loved both books.
    I love the way Faythe says it like it is and if you dont’t like it tought s___.
    The way you write the stories make me not want to stop reading until I am done.
    I was disapointed that Pride delivery date moved from the fall to Febuary but anythig that is this good is worth waiting for. I read the first chapter on your website and can”t wait till she partial shifts in front of them.
    I am on pins and needles waiting for Pride and Prey.

    Thanks for all the hours of entertainment from reading your books.
    Rick Wheeler

  110. Bonnie Sue Roberts says:

    I can’t wait to read it. I’m hoping to win this because I think I’ll emplode if I have to wait till Feb. Well…. not really, but it feels like it. I absolutely love your style of writing. It feels like I’m right there watching everything play out. Not many people have that tallent of making the readers feel like there with the characters, but you totally pull it off. Good luck on the next book (not that you really need it), and I hope you have a good weekend.

  111. Angie says:

    Yes, please. Thank you!

  112. Caffey says:

    Great on getting your (Rachel’s) ARC! Would love to be in for it too! Its so exciting when a new one in the series is out. Its fun to celebrate when its out and then when its reading, its like leaving all behind during devouring the book! Its a great cycle for each book, LOL. Love it!

  113. Paul R. says:

    These books are great. I really enjoyed the Stray and Rogue, and can’t wait to read Pride and Prey.

  114. Dale Butler says:

    I’m not sure whether you’ll post to Scotland- but its such a great contest that i figured i’d enter anyway! Love the series and thanks for the contest!

  115. Crystal B. says:

    I would love to read Pride. 🙂

  116. Glennye says:

    Would LOVE to read the novel sooner than later…

  117. Teresa W says:

    I’d like to get an ARC, count me in!

  118. Rhianna says:

    I would looove to get my hands on the ARC! Love this series. — Rhianna

  119. Bstagner says:

    OHHH can’t wait for this to come out but an ARC well the cherry on top of the christmas season!

  120. Susan W. says:

    Rachel’s werecat series is fantastic! I’m so excited that there will be six or so of the books! I just can’t wait for each one! Thanks for the chance to win one and not have to wait so long 😉

  121. Betty Sanders says:

    Betty Sanders is commenting, because she screwed up and commented on the wrong post the first time. HeHe. Life is good.

  122. Pam P says:

    Love to get this early, especially now that you’ve said it’s the best.

  123. Tina the teen says:

    I am extremely excited for Pride. This series is one of my top favorites and I’m dying to know what happens next. Thanks for running this contest!

  124. Sarah M. says:

    I loved Stray and Rogue. I’d love to win the ARC of Pride! I’ve gotten my husband hooked on the books, too.

  125. Jorma Mäkelä says:

    I loved both books and would love to get Pride.

  126. Kaitlyn Vega says:

    I love this series. I’d love to win a ARC of Pride!

  127. Rosemary Burns says:

    Can’t wait for the new books coimg out in 09, but winning an Pride ARC would be on the top of my santa wish list this Christmas.

  128. Silverstein says:

    I love these books so much! I’ve never owned an ARC before, I simply must enter! It would be such a wonderful little gift, especially since I’m itching for this book to come out.

  129. Robyn Schroder says:

    I can’t wait for Pride to come out!! I would love to win an ARC!!

  130. BookSpot says:

    Very much leaving a comment 😉 So great that you’re having this contest, thank you 😀

  131. shal says:

    I love Rachel’s books and I enter all her contests, so here I am again. Entering the giveaway.

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