Author J.A. Konrath said today he had 76,994 entries in his contest for four copies of his latest book, Dirty Martini. I didn't have that many entries this week, but I was very surprised to end up with 220 entries. I usually average about 50 entries.
Carolyn T. from Garner, NC won the copy of Bobbie Faye's Very (very, very, very) Bad Day by Toni McGee Causey. Toni herself had told Carolyn about the contest. Thank you, Toni! Terry R. from Medina, OH is the winner of Scarlett Dean's Invisible Shield. The books will be going out in the mail on Saturday. Congratulations!
Since today is the first day of summer, the latest books offer a chance to escape from home. Are you interested in heading to the beach, a resort town on the Jersey Shore? I have an ARC of Chris Grabenstein's latest crime novel, Whack-A-Mole.
Would you prefer to head up north and escape the heat? Avalanche by Patrick F. McManus will certainly make you forget the summer heat. You'll soon by trapped in an Idaho lodge with Sheriff Bo Tully.
Whack-A-Mole or Avalanche? If you'd like to win one of these two books, email me at Email me!. If that link doesn't work for you, the email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Your subject line should read Win...whichever title you want. Your message should include your mailing address. Entrants only in the U.S., please.
The contest will end next week at 6 pm Pacific Time next Thursday, June 28st. Jim will draw the winners, and the books will go out in the mail on Saturday. Good luck!
That's a Rap - While we're baking celebratory cakes today for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, let's bake another one and send it to our friend J. Kinsgton Pierce over at The Rap ...
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