Monday, December 12, 2011

Monday Miscellany-Some Favorites & A Giveaway . . . just in time for Christmas.

The minute I say I'm going to ONLY post on Monday, some of my favorite authors pop up with super books, and I just can't say no.  Hope you've enjoyed the visit with Kai Strand author of The Weaver. Jo Ramsey stopped in as well to talk about RUMORS and her two books Cluing In and From the Ashes. Their books are amazing, and I hope you'll read and review them.

I'm trying to get around to reading and reviewing all the authors I host here. I don't have room for all of their covers, but here are a few and maybe before the end of January, I'll put up more. Many I've reviewed, some I still haven't. Where do those days go? Tell me.
Whew! I need to get cranking.

Here's my favorite quote for the day and it's by one of my favorite authors, Margaret Atwood.
"Wanting to meet an author because you like his books is like wanting to meet a duck because you like pate."

Now one of my favorite things to do at holiday time--anytime really--is to give books to people. As some of you might know I have two young adult books out and one short story titled "Premeditated Cat" in the eBook anthology, The First Time. I'm giving some copies of these away starting today ending December 23.

Three copies of Princess of Las Pulgas are up for grabs and five copies (ARCs just recently received from my publisher) of Sliding on the Edge. Sorry to limit these to US only, but the postage is starting to mount! I'll also be giving two copies of The First Time (Kindle Edition). Of course, this is open to anyone no matter where they live. Bless those eBooks.

So favorite people--stop by, say hi and tell me which book you want. One per reader, okay? Got to spread the presents. As always, my crack crew will select the winners. I have no idea what they're looking for in the way of winning comments, so good luck with that! Oh, here they are. Sweet, right? And maybe just a bit wacky.
They are looking at you! Enter and Win. Enter and Win!


  1. I loved Shooting to Score and The Body Finder. Great choices, Lee.

    I'm not in the US, so you can exclude me from the giveaway.

  2. I would love to read The Princess of Las Pulgas because I have also had a rough time dealing with fleas. If you ever write a book about ticks, I could probably use it, too.

  3. Okay, having discovered my husband got me a Kindle for Christmas (hey, it's not my fault he didn't hide it better *snicker*), I would love to win a copy of "Premeditated Cat." Also Shooting to Score sounds great, too. Thanks for doing this!

  4. What a nice way to spread the holiday cheer. Having a dog, who is 100 pounds of love and adoration (excluding all her fleas) I'd love to read Princess of Las Pulgas.

    But now that I have a Kindle I'm more than willing to accept :) The First Time.

    Since I already have a personally signed copy of Sliding on the Edge (a book I thoroughly enjoyed) that one needs to go to someone else.

    There, have I kissed up enough? SMOOCH!

  5. All of the books sound great! Princess of Las Pulgas has my vote at the moment tho :)

    Great quote, btw!

  6. Glad to see so many people here on a Monday morning. Let the fun begin. I'm already setting the books out on my desk and getting ready to send them off as soon as the contest closes.

  7. I disagree with Margaret Atwood. I love to meet authors I admire. To be that close to greatness...

  8. By the way, great giveaway. I'd love to win Slicing on the Edge.

  9. This sounds like a great giveaway. I'm not entering as I'm so far behind at the moment I wouldn't be able to write a review. This would drive me nuts. :) Good luck to everyone!

  10. Oh man. Every time I saw "favorite," I heard My Favorite Things in my head! LOL Tis the season, right?

    Anyway, I'd love to win Princess of Las Pulgas and sing its praises on my blog. Thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway!

    P.S. Those expressions, combined with your caption, cracked me up! :)

  11. I would love The Princess of Las Pulgas.

    And no, I cannot come up with a comment that will top a Margaret Atwood quote. ;-)

  12. Aw, Lee, your crack crew is adorable! They remind me of my girls, lots of fun! I would love to win any of your books. I have a Kindle. Would love your Princess of Las Pulgas or an ARC of Sliding on the Edge. How exciting that your next book will be out soon! This is a generous contest. Keeping my fingers crossed!

  13. I would LOVE to read The Princess of Las Pulgas :)

  14. Well, I'm raising the stakes! IF you sign it, I'd LOVE a book. ;D I know, that's not part of the deal, but I'm such a mischief maker!!!!!

  15. Sign? Me? I'm so shy that way. :-) Just give me a minute so I can find that pen.

  16. I'm outside the US too, so good luck to everyone else :)

    Love the photo - they are ready to do some deep analysis of comments! :)

  17. Hi, Lee! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. I'd love to win any of them, but I really want to read Sliding on the Edge.


  18. Hey Lee, you know I'm up here in the great white north, which by the way is currently sitting at 11 degrees and no snow, yay! So I can't enter but you have to read the Body Finder, I loved it!
    Have a good one!

  19. How exciting! A give-away. :) I would love to win a copy of Sliding on the Edge.

  20. Hi, Lee. What a great giveaway. I've been wanting to read Princess of Las Pulgas forever. Sliding on the Edge was so good, and I expect Princess will be a wonderful story as well. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.


  21. Awesome giveaway! I would love to win Princess of Las Pulgas. Ever since I watched your interview I have been very intrigued by that story. I like the title and the book sounds so interesting.

    From your to read pile- I am also wanting to read Neil Armstrong is my Uncle. I have had it for a while- but my TBR list is still pretty large. I hope to get to it in the new year! Happy reading!


  22. Hello!!! This is such a great givewaway. I really loved Princess of Las Pulgas, and my students are always choosing it from my shelf.

    I'd love to win Sliding on the Edge.

    Hope you have a merry Christmas season! :)

    jlelliott08 at gmail dot com


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