Somedays I just can’t help myself. I have goodies to share. I’ve got four new books to offer as giveaways. But, first I have a favor to ask.
I have been approached about doing a giveaway or a review of products. These products could be book-related like a bookshelf, bookends, book supplies, etc. Or it could be home décor products or even a gift certificate. If I did this, it would be as a giveaway to share with you my blogging friends.
I’ve always focused this blog on books and/or writing-related items. These products could be book-related. I’d like to have some feedback from you as to whether this would be something that would be of interest to you or not.
Do you like the idea of a chance to win a bookshelf, bookends, gift certificate, décor pillows, etc.? If so, which sounds good or any other suggestions? Thanks for your help in this matter.
Now for the giveaways. Thanks to Anna, Valerie and the folks at the Hachette Book Group I have a number of giveaways in several genres.
The basic guidelines are the same for all four giveaways. The giveaways are open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only and no post office boxes can be accepted. Just e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) me with “Win and the name of the book” in the subject line. Be sure to include your name and mailing address in the body of the e-mail. Just so you know, I don’t share this information with anyone or use it in any other way.
The first book is THE SECRETS OF NEWBERRY (ISBN:9780446178136) by Victor McGlothin. I have 3 copies of this 384-page book available. The giveaway deadline is Friday, June 18.
Here’s a brief blurb: “For Ivory Bones Arcineaux and Julian Bynote, life in 1950s New Orleans couldn't be sweeter. Friends since they met in an illegal gambling house in Newberry, Louisiana, they have their pick of all the fine women, good food, and hot nights they can handle. They seem to have it made-especially Julian who begins to make a new life for himself after meeting the beautiful, classy Magnolia Garbo at a social. But both men are about to find out that letting the good times roll can be deadly when a simple robbery goes wrong and Julian witnesses Bones murdering a man in cold blood. The victim was a white city councilman with all the right connections-and if the two are discovered, it will mean the end to everything they've built together. With the New Orleans police hot on their trail, Julian must decide whether rolling in the fast lane is worth losing his freedom and his life.”
The next book is ALIBI (ISBN:9780446581707) by Teri Woods. I have 5 copies of this 272-page book to offer. The giveaway deadline is Thursday, June 18.
Here’s a brief blurb: “Two men think they've found the perfect opportunity--a chance to rob the stash house of Simon Shuller, one of Philadelphia's biggest drug lords. But their plans are spoiled when one of Shuller's men catches them as they break into the stash house. Temperatures flare as the men capture Shuller's worker, Poncho, and force him to show them the goods. What they didn't expect was for Poncho's partner to be armed and very dangerous. An altercation breaks out and when the smoke clears, Nard, Poncho's accomplice, is the only one left standing. Thinking quickly, Nard cleans shop and makes his escape, but not before being spotted by a few neighbors. Not wanting to kill anyone else, he makes a mad dash for the streets but wonders if the witnesses will give up his identity. What he needs now is a plausible alibi. If he doesn't come up with one fast, it could mean life in prison, or death on the streets."
The next book is THE CASTAWAYS (ISBN:9780316043908) by Elin Hilderbrand. I have 3 copies of this 400-page book to offer. The giveaway deadline is Friday, June 19.
Here’s a brief blurb: “Greg and Tess MacAvoy are one of four prominent Nantucket couples who count each other as best friends. As pillars of their close-knit community, the MacAvoys, Kapenashes, Drakes, and Wheelers are important to their friends and neighbors, and especially to each other. But just before the beginning of another idyllic summer, Greg and Tess are killed when their boat capsizes during an anniversary sail. As the warm weather approaches and the island mourns their loss, nothing can prepare the MacAvoy's closest friends for what will be revealed.
Once again, Hilderbrand masterfully weaves an intense tale of love and loyalty set against the backdrop of endless summer island life.”
The last book is OIL (ISBN:9780446547987) by Tom Bower. I have 3 copies of this 512-page book available. The giveaway deadline is Friday, June 19.
Here’s a brief blurb: “A groundbreaking, in-depth, and authoritative twenty-year history of the hunt and speculation for our most vital natural resource. OIL Money, Politics, and Power in the 21st Century Twenty years ago oil cost about $7 a barrel. In 2008 the price soared to $148 and then fell to below $40. In the midst of this extraordinary volatility, the major oil conglomerates still spent over a trillion dollars in an increasingly frantic search for more. The story of oil is a story of high stakes and extreme risk.
A groundbreaking, in-depth, and authoritative twenty-year history of the hunt and speculation for our most vital natural resource. OIL Money, Politics, and Power in the 21st Century Twenty years ago oil cost about $7 a barrel. In 2008 the price soared to $148 and then fell to below $40. In the midst of this extraordinary volatility, the major oil conglomerates still spent over a trillion dollars in an increasingly frantic search for more. The story of oil is a story of high stakes and extreme risk."
Thanks again for any and all suggestions about this product giveaway idea. It’s Friday so I may not be around until late, but thanks so much for stopping by.
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