Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Giveaway Wednesday: Take the Monkeys and Run

Time to draw the lucky winner for Lee Libro's Swimming With Wings!

Are you ready?

I'm on pins and needles myself . . . okay, here we go. And the winner is . . .

Patsy!!! (YAY!)

Patsy, I have your email address, so I'll be contacting you shortly to arrange for mailing of your winning book. I'm SURE you will enjoy it. :-)

Now for THIS week's giveaway:

My own novel, Take the Monkeys and Run.

And I'm playing a sort of game with this one: I'll give away 2 copies if there are LESS than 10 entries (comments requesting to be entered). If there are between 10 and 19 entries (comments requesting to be entered), then I'll give away 4 copies. And if I'm lucky enough to get 20 or more entries, I'll pick 6 WINNERS! :-)

SO TELL YOUR FRIENDS! Facebook or tweet the contest and let people know. :-)

A few facts about Take the Monkeys and Run -

It was a 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest Semi-finalist

It has sold over 3500 Kindle versions since June 17th, 2010

It is now available in ereader format for Amazon's Kindle and B&N's Nook as well as in paperback from both and B&

It has 30 Amazon Customer Reviews with an average of 4.5 stars

All of these things make me very happy :-)

Want to know what it's about? Okay, if you insist:

Film lover Barbara Marr is a typical suburban mom living the typical suburban life in her sleepy little town of Rustic Woods, Virginia. Typical, that is until she sets out to find the missing link between a bizarre monkey sighting in her yard and the bone chilling middle-of-the-night fright fest at the strangely vacant house next door. When Barb talks her two friends into some seemingly innocent Charlie’s Angels-like sleuthing, they stumble upon way more than they bargained for and uncover a piece of neighborhood history that certain people would kill to keep on the cutting room floor.

Enter sexy PI Colt Baron, Barb’s ex-boyfriend who would love to be cast as new leading man, filling the role just vacated by her recently estranged husband, Howard. When Colt flies in from out of town to help Barb, events careen out of control and suddenly this mini-van driving mother of three becomes a major player in a treacherous and potentially deadly FBI undercover operation. It’s up to her now. With little time to spare, she and she alone, must summon the inner strength necessary to become a true action heroine and save the lives of those she loves. The question is can she get them out alive before the credits roll?

Sound like fun? I hope so, because that's what I intended when I wrote it.

So start leaving your comments and telling me you'd like to be entered to win. Remember, it's always easier if you leave your email address in the comment. If you don't like leaving an email address, remember to check back NEXT Wednesday to see if you won.


As always - Thank you for following my blog.


Karen Wojcik Berner said...

I loved your book, Karen. It was so much fun to read, and I could not put it down.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win!

Janel said...

After that description my mind as going nuts thinking about the vacant house next door to my house!

Those Kindle sales are amazing. Congrats!

Karen Cantwell said...

Thank you so much, Karen! And I look forward to posting the excerpt from your book on Monday! :-)

Patsy and Janel - you are entered.

Cathy W said...

Sounds like a fun read. I would love to win a copy.
cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

JC Phelps said...

I would absolutely love to have a copy of Take the Monkeys and Run!!!

I love the book!

Those are wonderful sales. I hope it keeps up.


Ruth Feiertag said...


Your book sounds like a real treat. Please enter my name into the drawing. Congratulations on your continuing successes!


Atta Girl said...

Sounds like a fun read! Count me in for sure! :)

Karen Cantwell said...

This is great! Only four more entries needed to bump up the giveaway to 4. Any takers? :-)

Anita Yancey said...

I would love to be entered to win this book. It sounds like a great fun read. Just my kind of book. Thanks for this chance.


Linda said...

Karen, I've just finished Take the Monkeys and Run, but it was so much fun, I'd love to win a free paper copy to share with my Mom. I'm sure she would love it, too.

Linda M in TX

Karen Cantwell said...

Anita and Linda M - you're entered! Only two more entries and we go up to four giveaways . . .

Arthur Levine said...

Hi Karen, your book sounds great. Please enter me in the contest.

Arthur Levine

Phyllis said...

Got it on kindle a d would love to share.

Carol said...

I won last time! Thanks Karen! Posted link to this giveaway on my facebook page and will try to send some more people your way!


Aimee said...

Can I enter for my library? Since I already have it on Kindle, if I win I'd give it to my local branch for their collection.

Laura H. said...

I wanna win a copy!


Sheila Pendergraph said...

A friend of mine raved about you and your book and she suggested I enter.. Thanks for posting this giveaway!!!

Karen Cantwell said...

So many entries! This is great! People have until midnight on Tuesday to enter. Only 6 more entries and I will be giving away 6 books! :-)

rita said...

I have the book on Kindle and absolutely love it! It would be so cool to have it in paperback, too.