Saturday, March 20, 2010

Winners and Giveaways

Can you believe it's the first day of Spring?

Our temperature is suppose to be in the 70s today with lots of sunshine, then tomorrow night back in the 30s with rain. Not sure if spring is going to stay around very long. Oh well, onto today's post.

I've got several winners to announce and a couple of new giveaways to share. First the winners (cue the trumpets)....

First the winners of Mary Margret Daughtridge's "SEALed with a Ring" are Patricia of Patricia Stoltey and Morning Glow from Novel Addiction. Congratulations to both winners and thanks to everyone who commented on Mary Margret's guest post. Your information has been forwarded, but it will be March 30 before Danielle is back at work to send your books out. Please be patient.

Next the winners for "The Moon Looked Down" are: Eleanor H. of Greenville, PA; Mary T, of Grosse Point Farms, MI; Sue M. of Durango, CO; Shari D. of Ontario; and Patricia B. of Ontario. Congratulations and thanks to everyone who entered.

The winners of the audio book "Worst Case" are: Sean P. of Ontario; Emily L. of Forest Lake, MN; and Kathleen H. of Loveland, CO. Thanks everyone for entering and congratulations to the winners.

The winners of the audio book "On The Brink" are: Karin A. of Tenstike, MN; Emily L. of Forest Lake, MN; and Thomas T. of Jefferson, GA. Congratulations winners and thanks to everyone who entered.

The winners of the audio book "Black Hills" are: Ann C. of Sioux Falls, SD; Kathleen H. of Loveland, CO; and Karen K. of Monessen, PA. Thanks to everyone who entered and congratulations to the winners.

Now for a couple of giveaways. First, these books are a little different from other giveaways I've shared. To enter either or both giveaways just send separate e-mails ( with "Win and the book title" in the subject line and include your name and address in the body of the e-mail. Both giveaways will end on Saturday, April 10. 
The first one is an autobiography of Pam Grier. Thanks to Anna and the folks at Hachette Book Group, I have three (3) copies of the 288 page hardback book, "FOXY" (ISBN: 9780446548502).

Here's a brief summary of the book: "Beautiful, bold, and bad, Pam Grier burst onto the movie scene in the 1970s, setting the screen on fire and forever changing the country's view of African American actresses. With a killer attitude and body to match, Grier became the ultimate fantasy of men everywhere. But she quickly proved that she was more than just a desirable film goddess. She had the brains, courage, and tenacity to sustain a career that would span more than 30 years. In FOXY, she chronicles the good, bad, and steamy highlights in her life and career."

Pam Grier started her career in the early 1970s, starring in a string of moderately successful women-in-prison films and blaxploitation films, and has generally remained in the public eye, starring in movies such as Coffy, Foxy Brown, and Jackie Brown.
The other giveaway is for "SEXAHOLICS" by Pynk, a 336 page paperback book (ISBN: 9780446179584). Thanks to Anna and the folks at Hachette Book Group, I have five (5) copies to giveaway.

Here's a brief synopsis of the book: "Miki, Valencia, Teela Raye, and Brandishare one thing ... they are all addicted to sex. United through Sexaholics Anonymous, these women try to recover from their dependence on wild, spontaneous, and even sometimes, dangerous sex. From whips and chains, to sex in public, they have done it all! Led by Dr. Rachel Cummings, each woman takes the first step to recovery by sharing her biggest sexual act with the group. SEXAHOLICS takes readers through the outrageous experiences of four women on their long path to success.

Marissa Monteilh, writing as Pynk, is a former model, television news reporter, and commercial actress. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she now resides just outside of Atlanta, GA.

Join me tomorrow, I plan to have a couple of book reviews that might surprise you. Now, it's the first day of Spring go out and enjoy the sunshine (at least I hope the sun is shinning where ever you are).


  1. Mason - Congratulations to your book winners!! I have to thank you for being so generous and offering readers so many opportunities to try new books : ).

    I hope that spring comes to stay for you very soon! That's a beautiful 'photo, by the way : )

  2. Congrats to the winners! I agree with Margot - you're so incredibly generous!! :)

  3. Margot and Jemi, thanks to both of you. However, Hachette Book Group is the one that is generous by giving these books. I'm just glad to be able to offer so many great books. Have a wonderful Spring day.

  4. Congratulations to your winners!

    I'm soooo glad spring is here. And this weekend looks like it will be gorgeous, too!

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  5. Thanks so much for your wonderful blog! I am so pleased and excited to have won a book--and looking forward to reading it! YAY!!!! Woohoo! THANK YOU!

    I have some catching up to do--was preparing for and givinga reading.

  6. Wow you had a lot of winners to announce-I hope you enjoy the first day of spring. I am taking the bike out for a ride.

  7. Elizabeth, I'm so happy spring is here too. We're suppose to have rain by tomorrow afternoon, but at least it's not snow. :)

    Mary, congratulations on your win. Hope your poetry reading went well.

    Esme, a bike ride sounds wonderful. I think I need to get mine out and see what I can do.

  8. Congrats to all the winners. Great prizes!

    Enjoy spring, Mason. It is Autumn here in NZ. Temperatures cooling down, much to my delight. It always make me feel more alive somehow.

    PS. I love daffodils. Happy flowers to bring in the new season :)

  9. Congratulations to the winners!

    I love the photo of the daffodils. We're having a gorgeous spring day here, too, and it's sooo welcome after our endless snowy winter.

  10. We had sunshine every day last week and temps in the 60's. Today, we woke up to snow!

  11. Wendy, it's always fun to learn of things going on in other countries. Autumn is a nice season, but spring is when everything begins to bloom and that's a favorite for me.

    Ingrid, daffodils do say spring. Our day was great, but waiting to see about the rain and cold weather coming back in.

    Diane, we were 70 for the first time. Sunday night we're suppose to be in the 30s. Quite a change.

    Janel, oh I feel for you. Just when you think spring is here, Old Man Winter reminds us he's not through yet. Hope next week is back in the 60s again for you.

  12. Congratulations to the winners! And those daffodils are indeed gorgeous.

    It was a beautiful day in Georgia, and I was saddened to hear about the rain coming back. But as you say, at least it's not snow... :)

  13. Nice show for the winners! (one of them is not far from West of Mars, it looks like)

    I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted about at Win a Book.


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