Thursday, October 3, 2013

Win a Book!

When you leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, October 6, 2013 you'll be entered in the DRAWING for a copy of the book I review below. If you mention in your comment that you’re a follower (see in the left column “Join This Site” and “Follow by Email”), I’ll add your name a second time in the drawing. You must be eighteen, have a U.S. mailing address, void where prohibited. You can read details about my book giveaways at Disclaimers.  


The Nun and the Narc by Catherine Castle

Catherine began writing stories and poems almost as soon as she could string words together on paper. When other students groaned at essays and term paper assignments, she relished the chance to research new things and write.
Catherine also likes traveling, singing, and attending theatre, as well as being onstage in the spotlight. In the winter she loves to quilt and has a lot of UFOs (unfinished objects) in her sewing case. In the summer her favorite place to be is in her garden. She's passionate about gardening and even won a "Best Hillside Garden" award from the local gardening club.
Her debut book, The Nun And the Narc was an ACFW Genesis contest finalist.
You can see Catherine's garden, read her poems and blogs, connect with her, and follow her at http://catherinecastle1.wordpress.com.

From the Book’s Back Cover:
Where novice Sister Margaret Mary goes, trouble follows. When she barges into a drug deal the local Mexican drug lord captures her. To escape she must depend on undercover DEA agent Jed Bond. Jed’s attitude toward her is exasperating, but when she finds herself inexplicably attracted to him, he becomes more dangerous than the men who have captured them by making her doubt her decision to take her final vows. Escape back to the nunnery is imperative, but life at the convent, if she can still take her final vows, will never be the same. 

Nuns shouldn’t look, talk, act, or kiss like Sister Margaret Mary O’Connor—at least that’s what Jed Bond thinks. She hampers his escape plans with her compulsiveness and compassion and in the process makes Jed question his own beliefs. After years of walling up his emotions in an attempt to become the best agent possible, Sister Margaret is crumbling Jed’s defenses and opening his heart. To lure her away from the church would be unforgivable—to lose her unbearable.

From Jo:
The book begins as Sister Margaret Mary has finished working on the roof of a new dwelling in Mexico. She wears jeans and shirt. Catherine Castle has suspense on almost every page of her debut novel about novice Sister Margaret Mary and DEA agent Jed Bond. The suspense may be romantic or fear of the Mexican drug lord’s people. When Jed and Margaret admit to themselves they have feelings for one another, it’s Jed who puts on the brakes. His excuse to Margaret is that she is a nun. Margaret repeatedly tells Jed she’s a novice—not really a nun until she takes her final vows. Those vows are scheduled in the very near future. Ms. Castle’s characterizations are excellent, even the bad guys. This book kept me on the edge of my seat until the end. Then I wished the story could be continued. A very good read.

Remember: leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, October 6, 2013 and you'll be entered in the drawing for a copy of  The Nun and the Narc by Catherine Castle. Please, please remember to leave your email address. I’ll need your email address so that should you be the winner I can get in touch with you. I’ll announce the winner in Monday’s blog.

The winner of last Monday's blog post for a copy of Beautiful Imperfection by Kathryn J. Bain is BarbaraT. I'll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time ... keep on smiling.


25 comments:

  1. What a delightful book this sounds like! I would love to win it. pat at ptbradley dot com

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    1. Pat, thanks for coming by and leaving your comment.

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  2. Patricia, I'm so glad you think the book sounds interesting. I had a lot of fun writing the book.

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  3. I think if you like this book well enough to give away a free copy on your site,,,it must be very good! I want a chance to read this book!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and signing up for a chance to win my book. Good luck.

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    2. Charlesangel, thank you for coming by and leaving your comment. I NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO ENTER YOU IN THE BOOK DRAWING.

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  4. Please enter me. The books sounds like one I would enjoy!

    I follow by email.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. rubynreba, your're entered. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment. I appreciate you following my blog!!

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    2. rubynreba, your're entered. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment. I appreciate you following my blog!!

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    3. rubynreba, Thanks for stopping by and reading the interview. If you win the book, I hope you'll like it.

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  5. How much fun it sounds. I'd love to read this book!

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    1. Marie, thanks for reading and leaving your comment.

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    2. Marie, thanks for stopping by. I'm glad the book sounds interesting.

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    3. Marie, I NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO ENTER YOU IN THE BOOK DRAWING.

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  6. Jo, I'd like to take this opportunity to say, Thanks for hosting me. I know the giveaway goes for a couple more days. I'll be popping in to check for new comments.

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    1. Catherine, you're so welcome. My readers and I are enjoying your visit with us.

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  7. By just reading the back book cover, this book has me intrigued and very interested. Looking forward to reading it. Thank you for a chance to enter a giveaway. Please enter my name.
    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Barbara, you're entered. Thanks for coming by and leaving your comment.

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    2. Barbara, I'm so glad the back cover blurb caught your interest. It's such and important part of the book and sometimes a hard thing to get just right. Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. Sounds like a winner, Catherine. I like the premise and I like that you have offered a little different take on both the narc and the num. Thanks.

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    1. Jim, thanks for coming by, reading, and leaving your comment.

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    2. Thank you, James. The book has been described by readers as an inspirational romance with a definite twist. Appreciate you coming by and leaving a comment.

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  9. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  10. Hello Jo. This book about the Nun ( or novice) sounds really good and also a little funny but think it will be very good from the review. I would love to win it. I hope some of the people who receive those cards will be interested in your books and buy them. They all sound good but still haven't been able to get the second one. I am a follower of course.
    Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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