Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Second and Last September Drawing

Welcome to the second drawing for a signed copy of the hardcover edition of The Desert Hedge Murders, the second novel in the Sylvia and Willie series. If you follow the title link, you will be able to read the excerpt and synopsis I posted here in August.

There will be a secret bonus gift included with the winner's book (and I promise you'll like it), so please enter. You will not be required to eat dirt, drink sauerkraut juice, or anything like that, to participate.

To enter, please leave a comment at my blog today (Wednesday), Thursday, or Friday. Be sure to include your name and the state where you live for identification purposes. Note that all those who did not win the first drawing (last week) are automatically entered in this one.

At midnight Friday (U.S. Mountain Time), September 25, 2009, I'll cut off the entries and use my scientific and more-random-than-you-can-imagine number-picking method of selecting a winner. I'll announce the winner sometime over the weekend, probably Sunday.

Don't be shy. Just keep thinking about that surprise bonus gift and how sure I am that you'll like it, and you won't be able to resist. Come on. Don't you love surprises? Leave a comment. You know you want to....

16 comments:

Karen Walker said...

Well, now. I'm leaving early Saturday am for Scotland/Ireland, so I'll miss the announcement of a winner. Hope it's me!
karen

carolynyalin said...

Fingers-crossed.. and toes!

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

I love contests! :)

Elizabeth--NC
Mystery Writing is Murder

Stephen Tremp said...

Its me. I can feel it in my bones. I'm thinking big thoughts this week.

Stephen Tremp

The Practical Preserver said...

This is a terrific novel and everyone who doesn't win a copy should buy one immediately. (And no, I wasn't bribed to say this.)

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

I can't resist surprises, so Jane Kennedy Sutton of Florida is back to try to win again. I hope I'm luckier this time!

Elspeth Antonelli said...

I have crossed everything possible. Helpful hint: It's tricky to type with your eyes crossed. Perhaps thinking cross thoughts will help as well.

Elspeth

Patricia Stoltey said...

I know, you're all hoping there aren't many comments so your chances of winning are better. Meanwhile, I'm hoping to get the word out so there are lots and lots of comments. We'll see what happens...

The winner of the first drawing (Paul Brazill in Poland) was kind enough to mention my book on his blog: http://pauldbrazill.blogspot.com/ Thanks, Paul!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, Patricia. I've got this posted at Win a Book; thanks for coming to me to help in your quest to spread the word.

I'm eager to hear what the surprise is!

Galen Kindley--Author said...

But I love dirt and sauerkraut juice. However, I am worried about winning, since I don’t live in … Poland? Come on. You're kidding me with Poland. If I moved to Lapland, or Tibet, would that up my chances?? Maybe. It just proves that all good things come to those who live in exotic places. And, don’t believe any entries you get from Alan or Jack that list Rumania as a home state. Just ain’t so. Their trying to win on the basis of geographic oddity.

Best Regards, Galen

Imagineering Fiction Blog

Patricia Stoltey said...

LOL. Nope, Galen, moving won't help. And if you try to enter Anonymously as George Slick from Kentucky and Glen Devious from Nebraska, etc. etc., I'll know who you are and I'll know what you did.

MoziEsmé said...

I'd love to read this!

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Patricia Stoltey said...

Welcome, Jane. I popped over to the MoziEsme blog and was charmed by the photos and by the young point of view. That's a sweet blog. Anyone else want to see? -- http://moziesme.blogspot.com/

Sylvia Dickey Smith said...

Patricia, feel free to visit my blog and receive your Heart of the Dragon Award.

wheresmyrain said...

this looks like a good one,
wheresmyrain@yahoo.com
in california says so...so there

Tor Hershman said...

Methinks moi made the Mountain Time deadline.

Stay on groovin' safari,
Tor