Thursday, August 23, 2012

Win a Book!


Thursday Thoughts on Reading and Writing

When you leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, August 26, 2012 you'll be entered in the DRAWING for a copy of the book I review below. You must be eighteen, have a U.S. mailing address, void where  prohibited. (You can read details about my book giveaways here.) 


Dying to Read by Lorena McCourtney


Lorena McCourtney is a long-time resident of 
Southern Oregon and enjoys using Oregon settings in her books. She wrote numerous short stories for children before moving on to romances and now to mysteries, often with a bit of humor. She won the American Christian Fiction Writer's 'Mystery Book of the Year" and twice won the Daphne Du Maurier Award of Excellence.



From the book's back cover
All she wanted was a paycheck. What she got was a murder.

Cate Kinkaid's life is ... well, frankly it's floundering. Her social life, her career, her haircut--they're all a mess. Unemployed, the jumps at the chance to work for her PI uncle, even though she has no experience and no instincts. After all, she is just dabbling in the world of private investigating until she can find a "real" job.

All she has to do for her first assignment is determine that a particular woman lives at a particular address. Simple, right? But when she reaches the dark Victorian house, she runs into an hungry horde of gray-haired mystery readers and a dead body. This routine PI job is turning out to be anything but simple. Is Cate in over her head?

From Jo
Move over, Janet Evanovich! All Cate has to do is locate someone. But, of course, after she finds the person she can’t walk away. She goes from one predicament to a more complicated predicament and on and on. Some kooky characters, a murder mystery, and a budding romance move this cozy mystery along. The dialogue is witty and the action is snappy, making this a page-turner. The laugh-out-loud moments are delightful. Cate Kinkaid will be around for a long time. Can’t wait for her next adventure.


Remember: leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, August 26, 2012 and you'll be entered in the drawing for a copy of Dying to Read by Lorena McCourtney. You must be eighteen, have a U.S. mailing address, void where prohibited. Please, please remember to leave your email address so that should you be the winner I can get in touch with you for your mailing address.

Till next time ... keep on smiling.



18 comments:

  1. would love to read this mystery...thanks for the chance, jo ;)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. karenk, you're welcome. You're entered. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  2. I read the complete Ivy Malone Series and I know what your mysteries with a bit of humor is like!! I love it and I'm hooked! I'm "dying to read" this book!!! Count me in!

    Bobbie
    mizzbobbie@yahoo.com

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    1. Bobbie, you're entered. If you read the Malone Series then you know this book is a winner. Thanks for visiting my blog and for leaving a comment.

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  3. I really enjoy reading cozy mysteries and ones with humor are even better! Dying to Read sounds like it would have all the elements of a good mystery that I enjoy. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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    1. Pam, I love them also. You're welcome and you're entered. Thanks for reading my blog and for commenting.

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  4. I've enjoyed mysteries since Nancy Drew and I started teaming up when I was a little girl =) The cover is so pretty too, love the green!

    ecriggs1990(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Liz, I think you'll love this cozy mystery. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  5. I love cozy mysteries and really do want to read this one. It sounds like a really fun read. Thank you for the opportunity!

    Blessings,
    Jo
    azladijo(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Jo, you're welcome. It's a good read. Thanks for coming by and commenting. Keep reading and watching for more book drawings in the future.

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  6. I'm excited about Lorena's new series, she knows how to write fun mysteries with spunky ladies. Please add me, thanks!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. Merry, you're added. Thanks for reading my blog and leaving a comment.

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  7. A good murder mystery is my favorite kind of book. I love trying to find out 'whodunit'! The ones that make you laugh unexpectedly are the best kind :) Love Lorena's books. Thanks for giving me the chance to win one!
    Laurie Waters
    artchick6041@yahoo.com

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    1. Laurie, you're welcome. I like cozy mysteries also. Thanks for commenting.

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  8. I love to read cozies and I have found out that there are not that many giveaways for cozies on the Internet, so thank you very much. I think humor adds so much to a cozy. Would love to read "Dying to Read" and become a fan of yours!!

    P.S. Jo Huddleson, I am a brand new follower and susbscriber, just now found your great blog!

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Carol, you're welcome. I think you'll love this one. Thanks for being a new follower and subscriber to my blog. Glad you found it. Thanks for commenting.

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  9. Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win.

    clSwalwell@gmail.com

    In Him,

    Cheri :)

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    1. Cheri, you're welcome. Thanks for stopping by. Got your comment in the drawing. Keep coming by--more giveaways in the future.

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