Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Year of Mysterious Giveaways: May

I am very excited this month to give away this new mystery. For those of you who have followed my blog before, you know how big of fan I am of Sandra Brannan. She was one of the authors I met last year the Book Blogger Convention. I read her first mystery novel, In the Belly of Jonah, on the plane ride home and I lOVED it!

I was lucky enough to kick off her blog tour last September for its release and I am lucky and honored to be here giving away an ARC of her second book in this series starring Liv Bergen.

I started this book right when I got it but I wanted to save it for my plane ride to NYC and have it fresh in my mind when I see Sandra again! She will be at the Book Blogger Convention again this year and she was kind enough to offer to take me to dinner in thanks! Can't wait!

Here is the description from Amazon. The book is out in June and I hope to have more to give away at that time and do other fun posts about it and about her!

The Annual sturgis Motorcycle Rally is no place for buttoned-down citizens - unless, of course, they are trying to hide a murder or two. In this second book in the eponymous series, Liv Bergen is back with a vengeance - a righteous one. The gutsy, sharp-witted amateur sleuth pulls out all the stops as she solves the murder of her brother Jens' fiancee, Michelle, and clears his name. As it turns out, more than one person in Liv's sleepy hometown wanted Michelle dead. A trail of clues leads Liv through the Black Hills, where she encounters half a million hardcore bikers and sideline gawkers - many clad in nothing but black leather thongs and bikinis - who have turned the place into a sodomitical playground saturated in booze. Further complicating matters, Liv is an eyewitness to a second homicide, which calls down upon her the uninvited attentions of the men- acing leader of a biker gang called Lucifer's Lot. The cat-and-mouse game that ensues puts Liv in the path of her admirer Streeter Pierce, who has gone undercover with a fellow FBI agent to find both Michelle's murderer and a perp the agency calls the Crooked Man. Liv taps every ounce of brains and brawn she has to avoid becoming the killer's next victim, which wins her the further respect of Streeter. By the end of "Lot's Return to Sodom", Streeter has shown his admiration for Liv by giving her Beulah, an FBI bloodhound who is certain to help them track down the still-at-large Crooked Man in book three.

Here is my review of In the Belly of Jonah if you are new to it.

Contest Rules:
* Please be a follower of my blog.
*Please reside in the United States.
*Please leave an email address
* Let me know if you have read In the Belly of Jonah

Contest runs May 3- May 31

Happy reading and as always, thanks for stopping by!

red headed book child


Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Thank you so much to the publisher for sending me this ARC to give away!!!!

Unknown said...

I have not read this book but would like to. I am now following your blog GFC. I am also having a give away this week on my blog - my first. I would love it if you had a moment to stop by. http://mylife-in-stories.blogspot.com


Cheryl said...

I'd like to win a copy! My email is ccoest@hotmail.com and I read In The Belly of Jonah. Borrowed it from a good friend of mine....

Mystica said...

Sounds good but of course don't count me in as I am overseas.

Stacy at The Novel Life said...

My review of In the Belly of Jonah goes up next week AFTER my week dedicated to mom's....shhh, don't tell, but I love, love, loved IT!!! OMG, I cannot wait to get my hands on the next Liv Bergen book!!! Please enter me, please, pretty please!

Ryan said...

I still haven't read the first book, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't love to win this one. Thanks for the opportunity.


Senator said...

Oh my, what a fascinating book you're giving away Chelle! Does the cover remind anyone else of the ancient vampires from "The Vampire Lestat?"

(not an entry)

karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read this novel...i haven't had the opportunity to read 'belly of jonah' (yet!).

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Nikki B said...

I just ordered In the Belly... I met Sandra at Malice and am looking forward to reading it!

Mickey said...

Hey! New follower here. A couple different things:

1. No, I have not read In The Belly of Jonah. Sounds interesting though!

2. My email is imabookshark at yahoo com

3. My name is also Michelle and I'm also a real red head! :o) Come check out my blog if you get a chance!

Deborah said...

No, I haven't read In the Belly of Jonah, but definitely want to. I came to your site through an enthusiastic review of the book by Stacy's blog A Novel Source, and want to read both books now. I love the network of independent book reviewers out there.

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Thanks for stopping by Deborah!

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

I'm finally entering! This sounds like a great book. I have not read In the Belly of Jonah, but I know you really liked it so I have it in my mind as a must have!

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