Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Giveaway Wednesday . . . a little different today

Today, I decided to mix Giveaway Wednesday with a new little idea - voting for our next Book Club book!

So here's how it works:

We have five books for readers to choose from -- the book that gets the most votes in the comments section will be the next book for our BOOK AND A RECIPE BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION on Friday, April 30th.

But wait! What about the GIVEAWAY????

Glad you asked! One person will be selected at random from the comments - that person will win the book that they voted for OR (if they already have it) a book of the same or lesser value of their choosing.

So, you have to

1) leave a comment
2) tell us in the comment which book you vote for as our next Book Club selection
3) leave your email address (just so you can receive your book - I DON'T keep a mailing list!)
4) tell your friends to join us! (optional)

Here are your choices:

THE LIST is a bit of a departure for Konrath. It's a technothriller about a group of ten people who each have tattoos of numbers on the bottoms their feet, and don't know why.

One of them, a Chicago Homicide cop named Tom Mankowski, has had one of these strange tattoos since birth. When he investigates a violent murder and discovers the victim also has a tattooed number, it sets the ball rolling for an adventure of historic proportions. To say more would give away too much.

A self-deprecating witch with the unique ability to reanimate the dead. A dangerously handsome warlock torn between being her boss and her would-be lover. A six hundred year old English vampire with his own agenda; one that includes an appetite for witches. The Underworld in a state of chaos. Let the games begin.

Switched - the first book in the Trylle Trilogy...

When Wendy Everly was six years old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn't until eleven years later that Wendy discovers her mother might have been right. With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed - a world both beautiful and frightening, and Wendy's not sure she wants to be a part of it.

What if the best morning of your life suddenly turned into your worst nightmare? Sam Case is about to find out. Saving Rachel is the story of what happens when killers force a man to choose between his wife and his mistress...and the one he rejects must die. But wait--all is not as it appears to be. In fact, nothing is what it appears to be! Saving Rachel is a scary, funny, roller coaster ride through hell, with twists, and turns that will slap your face and suck you in!

For fans of Robert Parker's smart but tough-as-nails heroes, screenwriter Stephen Carpenter introduces a new character to the mystery genre, Jack Rhodes. Jack is an author and former boxer who was on his way to literary success when his life was blown apart by the horrific suicide of his fiancee.

So there are the choices. To re-cap: The List by JA Konrath, Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble by HP Mallory, Switched by Amanda Hocking, Saving Rachel by John Locke, or Killer by Stephen Carpenter

Now, let's have some fun!

Tell us your vote in the COMMENTS SECTION OF THIS POST! :-)

The winning book AND the winner of the giveaway will both be announced this Friday.


L.C. Evans said...

Really tough choices, Karen. Since I already read Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble, I'm going to choose Saving Rachel.

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Suzanne Tyrpak said...

I'm going to vote for Saving Rachel too--it sounds interesting.

Barbara Silkstone said...

Oh... I'm in an entirely different direction. I've been aching to read the List. But haven't gotten to it. I am a major fan of Robert B. Parker and had the pleasure of knowing him personally. I nominate...(pause for effect) Killer by Stephen Carpenter. Let's get gritty. :)

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Valerie Maarten said...
I have to go with Switched. That one is on my wish-list and I thought I'd give it a try.

Anonymous said...

All great books. I haven't read Killer yet - so that's my vote.
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Karen Cantwell said...

Cool! Keep the votes coming! I'm on the fence myself, so glad I don't have to vote and you will all decide for me. When I started this, I actually didn't realize that I already own all of these books! So eventually I'll read them all, anyway. :-)

Janel said...

These all sound good, but Saving Rachel really caught my attention.

Linda said...

Darn! They ALL look good. I really wanted Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble, but Switched also got my attention. Whew! Decisions, decisions! Ohhhh...The LIST!!! May I have them all? I've got over 200 books on my Kindle, now, not to mention my DTB's. So many little time!

Carol M said...

The List by JA Konrath sounds really good! That's the book I want!
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Markee Anderson said...

Karen...I like them all. Does that help? HAHAHAHAH! :)

Karen Cantwell said...

Right now, Saving Rachel is in the lead by 1 and Killer and The List are tied with 2 each. I'm going to let this run through at least half of the day, so tell you friends to come over and vote! :-)

Thea Atkinson said...

I've been looking at 'Saving Rachel' for some time. so my vote goes there.