Friday, March 30, 2007

We Have A Winner!

Congratulations to...ROB BROOKS! Your copy of THE CLEANER is in the mail!

With everyone's entries, we came up with a great list of books:

May: Lynn Viehl's Night Lost--she's also known as Paperback Writer.

Kim H: Marcus Sakey's THE BLADE ITSELF

Dave White: Robert Crais' The Watchman.

Jippy: Robert Gregory Browne's Kiss Her GoodBye Anatomy of a Book Deal

Joan: The Next Accident by Lisa Gardner

Angela/SciFiChick: Eragon, by Christopher Paolini

clg5: I'M WATCHING YOU by Karen Rose

norby: The Black Angel by John Connolly

Stacey Cochran: Alex Sokoloff's The Harrowing.

Rob Brooks: Cormac McCarthy's The Road.

Kate: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

jeff shelby: Nancy Pickard's "The Virgin of Small Plains"

Mark Terry: Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters

M. G. Tarquini: Patricia Wood's LOTTERY

Gerald So: SUICIDE SQUEEZE by Victor Gischler

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Time to WIN Again!

That's right, I promise another chance to win a copy of THE CLEANER at the end of March, so here it is!! All you have to do is post a comment to this entry naming the best book you've read in the last 12 months. Give us the title, author, and, if you can, a link to either the author's website or someplace we can learn more about the book. (That last part is not a must...only if possible.) That's it. All entries that have followed those directions will go into a hat and a winner will be randomly drawn.

Contest ends at 9 p.m. Thursday March 29th...

As always: My family, members of Killer Year, previous winners, and those who already have an ARC of THE CLEANER are not can contribute, but your names not going into the hat.

Monday, March 19, 2007

How Could I Miss This?

Steven Hockensmith's ON THE WRONG TRACK is out in bookstores now! And actually has been for two weeks. My excuse(s) for my tardiness? Been finishing the draft of Book 2 (should be done this week), and I was major sick last week with the flu...those excuses also work for why this blog has lain dormant for a while.

But get Steve's book. It is even better than the Edgar nominated HOLMES ON THE RANGE, which some of you might remember I absolutely loved. There's nothing like these books out there. I love them because they are not only a great change from my usual reading, but also because Steve is a FANTASTIC writer.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Now This Sounds Like Fun!

Fellow Killer Year member Marc Lecard's VINNIE'S HEAD is in bookstores today! Get it HERE.

In Vinnie’s Head, Long Island petty criminal Johnnie LoDuco snags his best friend’s head while fishing for flounder, and attracts the attention of some very unpleasant people. Is it the head they want, or Johnnie?

"For those of us who like our crime writing with a dose of dark humor, Vinnie's Head is the ticket. Great characters, pace, style, and story -- Marc Lecard has chops!" -- Christopher Moore, New York Times Bestselling Author of A Dirty Job and You Suck

"If you want a blend of 'Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia' and 'The Sopranos,' but with dazzling writing and mesmerising characters, this book is it and so much, much more, a dark diamond of that rarity, sheer readability. You don't realize how well crafted the writing is til you've read the novel in one straight sitting. Debuts don't come any better than this." --Ken Bruen, author of The Dramatist and American Skin

"Marc Lecard's savagely funny, fast-paced debut is -- forgive me -- head and shoulders over the competition. You'll love Johnnie LoDuco, the ultimate fall guy who tries to help an old friend, only to find himself way over his you-know-what. I can't wait to read the next twisted thing Lecard fishes out of the dark lake of his imagination." --Duane Swierzynski, author of The Wheelman and The Blonde

Monday, March 05, 2007

Stories, Stories Everywhere!!

The Third Blog Short Story Project is up! This is Bryon Quertermous and Dave White's baby. And what fun it is!! Read through them as you have the opportunity!

Bryon Quertermous - "I Am Not Paul Avery"
Dave White - "The Best Blog Story...Ever"
JT Ellison - "Bits and Pieces"
David J. Montgomery - "AmberSki77"
JD Rhoades - "Flame War"
John Rickards - "Your Friends"
Pari Noskin Taichert - "The Cat's Meow"
Bill Crider - The Sunshine of My Wife
Daniel Hatadi - "Dumped"
Stephen Allan - "Take That, You Prick"
John DuMond - "The Truth Hurts"
Paul Guyot - "As I Lay Dying"
Patricia Abbott - "RE: University Protocol on Incidents of Student Plagiarism"
Mike MacLean - "How Does It Feel?"
Christa M. Miller - Blogging a Fantasy
Stephen D. Rogers - "Comments Enabled"
Karen E. Olson - "Smoking Gun"
Gerald So - Confession of a Spenser Fan
Anthony Rainone - "Burning Down The House"