Sunday, July 31, 2011


Sorry for my lack of posts last week. I'll try to do better this week. I have gads of reviews that need to be written and posted for you. So many delicious reads out there right now. I hope you're finding great ones to keep you entertained this summer.

I have some fun things to share, today.

First is the site for Book Blogger Appreciation Week. I will be in St. Louis the actual week of the BBAW, but I'm going to try to get posts done for the celebration ahead of time. If you're a blogger, I hope you'll participate as much as you can. If you're not a blogger, you can still participate in the fun by nominating blogs, visiting blogs during the appreciation week and participating in contests. So, check it out. I believe the nominations are open for the next two weeks, so if you plan to do that, you'll want to do it soon.

Next is some cool information from Tyrus Books. I had mentioned that Reed Farrel Coleman's INNOCENT MONSTER e-book was available for free for a limited time, but Tyrus is going to run giveaways of various e-book titles for the rest of the summer. Here is the schedule for that:

Hello Kitty Must Die by Angela S. Choi (8/1 – 8/8)
Late Rain by Lynn Kostoff (8/8 – 8/15)
The Wind Knot by John Galligan (8/15 – 8/22)
Untouchable by Scott O'Connor (8/30 – 9/6)

So, be on the lookout for those. I believe it is through Amazon, but I'm not sure if other outlets will have them. You can get the Kindle ap for other devices, though.

There is going to be a Club Read event in Virginia in October: the weekend of the 15th and 16th. Looks like it will be quite an ordeal. You can check out details for that here.

Next is a plug for something I'm doing with xuni author Margaret Coel. Her new book, THE PERFECT SUSPECT, is coming out at the beginning of September and throughout the month of August, we'll be playing "Complete the Newspaper Headline" on Facebook and Twitter. You can get the headline from her FB fan page or if you're following her on Twitter we'll be posting it there. Each day you can complete the headline for an entry in the weekly drawings for signed copies of Margaret's books. I hope you'll play along with us. The more the merrier! (On Twitter, we'll be using #perfectsuspect for the game.)

It's 45 days to Bouchercon!! If you haven't registered, you better get on the ball. We're planning to have a party for the record books, so you need to be there.

Another event to be thinking about is the Murder and Mayhem in Muskego event in November. The line-up of special guests is outstanding! It's a wonderful event. I've been twice now and it's a regular part of my schedule now.

I think that's it for me. Any fun stuff you want to share with the group? Drop it in the comments! Hope you're having a great summer. Happy Reading!!


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