Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Some News, A Winner and a New Contest

Wow! It's almost the end of March. Where did this month go? Not that I'm complaining, mind you. It's moving us closer to warm weather.

This weekend I joined Audible and I'm trying to decide what book I want to choose for my free download. I'm so bad at making decisions like this, mostly because I want everything but want to make the "just right" choice. Some of the books I'm considering:

FACELESS KILLERS - Henning Mankell
NO TIME FOR GOODBYE - Linwood Barclay

The direction I was trying to go was with someone I haven't read at all but someone I know I definitely want to start reading. These are all authors who have been highly recommended to me. Give me your thoughts. Do you have any input on any of these books? Do you have other suggestions for me? The tournament has got me excited about some new authors, too. I picked up a Brian Freeman book at the library so I can try him out. So, who else should I try? I want to put my free book to good use.

Today's the 23rd. That means it's release day for Alafair Burke's 212! As Alafair pointed out to me, 2-1-2 releases on 3-2-3. If you missed it before, here is my review of the new Ellie Hatcher. And I'm not the only one who loves it either. It's receiving great reviews everywhere. If you haven't read an Ellie Hatcher yet, now's the time to get on the ball. If, like me, you've been waiting for 212, IT'S HERE! Time to celebrate. I'm going to do just that by going to see Alafair on Saturday, so expect a recap from that event next week. Also, later this week I'll be recapping my trip to PA to meet Jo Nesbø! All kinds of fun. And the Festival of Books is quickly approaching as well.

Spinetingler had this great interview posted with Chris Grabenstein. I wanted to share it with you and remind you that May is bringing the new John Ceepak novel, ROLLING THUNDER, and you all must get a copy of this book. I've read it; it's wonderful; and I'm in it! So, I know you all want to have a souvenir of my literary debut!!

Alright, so I need to announce two items today. The first is the winner of OUR LADY OF IMMACULATE DECEPTION. And the random number generator awards the prize to Pete T. I have contacted Pete to get his mailing info and the book will go out to him ASAP.

Now you have a chance to win again! Woo hoo! And this is a great opportunity. I have a signed, first edition copy of Ken Mercer's SLOW FIRE. This debut has been receiving great reviews and just went into its second printing.

If you are unfamiliar with SLOW FIRE, it features former LAPD narcotics detective, Will Magowan. He left his job when he became addicted to the drugs he was supposed to be fighting against. With no job or wife, he's offered a position as a police chief in a tiny rural town full of dark secrets and Magowan has to try to save the town from destruction.

How about that for a thriller? Here's your chance to get your hands on it for free - signed even! If you have a U.S. mailing address complete the form below, and the random number generator will pick a winner next Tuesday. Don't delay!


Mike March 23, 2010 at 7:59 AM  

Jen - I hope you like Brian Freeman. He is my favorite author right now. For audio, I really like the Chelsea Cain books...Heartsick is first if you haven't read her yet.

bermudaonion March 23, 2010 at 8:25 AM  

I've thought about joining audible, but haven't made the plunge. Congratulations to Pete!

Christine March 23, 2010 at 1:45 PM  

I have a really bad habit, as Himself would attest to, of being frozen with indecision when faced with too many good options. ;0) I haven't read the other two authors, but I'll cast my vote for Stephen White's Privileged Information. Brian and I have read all of his books.

I'll get to pick-up my pre-ordered copy of 212 at my local IMB tonight at book club! (That and Harlan Coben's Caught...good reading this week, eh?)

Sheila Beaumont March 23, 2010 at 7:58 PM  

I love Linwood Barclay's thrillers. I've read four of them so far, starting with "No Time for Goodbye," and really enjoyed all of them.

angie March 23, 2010 at 9:05 PM  

Thanks for the giveaway!!

Serena March 24, 2010 at 2:38 PM  

thanks for the giveaway and congrats to your winner

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