Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Prairie Grass Murders Celebration and Giveaway

I'm so excited to have The Prairie Grass Murders back in circulation, this time as an ebook priced at $3.99. Available for the Kindle at amazon.com's Kindle Store, and for Nook from the Barnes & Noble NookBooks store, The Prairie Grass Murders is the first book in the Sylvia and Willie mystery series. It is also available as an audiobook from Books in Motion and most online audio booksellers.

The second book in the series, The Desert Hedge Murders, is currently available in hardcover from most online sellers, including amazon.com, and as a mass market paperback from Harlequin Worldwide mystery.

To celebrate this transition into ebooks, I'm giving away one $25.00 e-mail gift card from either amazon.com or Barnes & Noble. The winner gets to choose.

To qualify, leave a comment on THIS BLOG POST anytime between today and Friday, December 17th, 2010 at midnight U.S. Mountain Time. Make sure you have a contact e-mail address in your profile, or in the body of the comment. On Saturday, December 18th, I'll make a selection using my usual scientific method of numbering the entries, throwing all the numbers in my little plastic container, shaking it up, and drawing a winner.

37 comments:

mtlogan said...

Congratulations on the e-book of The Prairie Grass Murders and the paperback edition of The Desert Hedge Murders. Please count me in on the drawing.
mtlogan978@gmail.com

Ann Best said...

How exciting, Pat! I think this will get the book out to a much wider audience. I'm finding that I don't mind reading ebooks. I thought I would, being of a traditional bent, but I really like reading on my Nook and especially on my new iPod, which has a small screen, but it really is easy to read on it. How amazing technology is!!

Hope you're having a good Sunday.
Ann Best, Long Journey Home

Jemi Fraser said...

Awesome! So glad the book is available on Kindle now! :) Off to amazon...

Kay Theodoratus said...

I wish you many, many sales.

Bought the hardcovers, and the read was worth buying then.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's great, Patricia!

Monti said...

Know you're thrilled to have your book back out! An audio book as well! That's great news!

All the best,
Monti
http://www.photoshow.com/watch/zX8Ym2DE

Laura Eno said...

Many congrats! It's already snuggled in my Kindle.

Lydia K said...

Congrats on making the transition to e-books. They look wonderful! Hmm, need to go the Kindle store now...

Jenny said...

Congratulations, Pat! Good luck with this new "chapter."

Jenny

Patricia Stoltey said...

Thanks to everyone who's signed up so far. This will serve as Monday's post as well, and I'll keep on promoting this giveaway all week. Good luck to all who enter.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Congratulations, Patricia! Best wishes with your Kindle release!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Congratulations Patricia, you are a very talented writer. I enjoy your other book very much,

Have a good day.
Yvonne.

Clarissa Draper said...

Cool. I'm thrilled to have bought your book on Kindle. Can't wait to read it.
CD

Stephen Tremp said...

Congrats! I enjoyed the first one very much and will buy this one too and do a review.

Hart Johnson said...

Congratulations for getting your book back on the market! That's wonderful news! It's a great book, so it would be a shame to not have it out there.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Thanks, everyone. It is exciting to resurrect a favorite. I'm feeling lots more inclined to write more Sylvia and Willie mysteries now that I know readers will be able to find the rest of the books when they go out of print.

Talli Roland said...

Fantastic - congrats, Patricia! I'm finding the whole ebooks thing so exciting. It opens up the market in such a big way!

Terry Odell said...

Congrats on joining the digital revolution. (And as long as you're going all techie, you can go to a random number generating site and let it pick your winner. No paper involved!)

Terry
Terry's Place
Romance with a Twist--of Mystery

Patricia Stoltey said...

That's a good idea, Terry. I've had that suggested before, but now's a really good time to start. It has to be faster than my old method.

Robin Spano said...

Congratulations! And I love the price you chose.

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Congratulations on your transition! Wishing you continued success in all formats.

jane@janesutton.com

GutsyWriter said...

Will you post about what you did to getit in e-book format. Love it when we learn new stuff.
Thanks,

Sonia

irishoma said...

Hi Pat,
Congratulations! Prairie Grass Murders is a great read. The Desert Hedge Murders also sounds great!
Donna Volkenannt
http://donnasbookpub.blogspot.com

N. R. Williams said...

That must be exciting. Congratulations. Koodoos. And all other lovely thoughts coming your way.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Karen Lange said...

Congrats, Patricia! What a wonderful giveaway, too. I'd love to be entered. Your scientific drawing method sounds much like mine. :)
Thanks and blessings,
Karen
klange61(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jan Morrison said...

I think I have to get an e-book reader cuz all you lovely folks are selling e-books and I want to read them.
Want to borrow one of my chickens to make your draw for you?
hee hee.

Angela FRS said...

Oh, count me in! And yes, random.org is easier than the hat thing. It will also give you a time stamp, but I haven't been able to figure out how just yet.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Thanks for entering, everyone, and feel free to spread the word if you don't mind sharing.

Sonia -- I did post about the e-book adventure at The Blood-Red Pencil. Truth is, I hired someone to do my cover art, and I hired someone else to do the formatting for me for both editions. The actual uploading part was pretty easy.

Jan -- did you know you can download a free Kindle or Nook app for your computer? Anyone can buy and read e-books, even if they don't buy the e-reader.

Holly Ruggiero said...

That's great news. Count me in!

Helen Ginger said...

Wish I had an eReader. Ooh, just noticed your last comment that you can get an eReading app for your computer. I'll have to think about that. Am I ready to sit and read a book on my computer when I spend so much time on the computer already? Hmmm.

Love the cover, Patricia.

Rayna M. Iyer said...

I was going to say that it seems time for me to buy an e-reader but then I saw that comment of yours on an e-reader application for the computer. May be a good way to check it out before actually investing in one.

And isn't it great to have old books out in new formats?

Kathleen A. Ryan said...

Awesome news ~ congratulations! I'd love to be in the running ~ I have a Nook.
Best wishes!

Kathy McIntosh said...

I think Santa's bringing me a Kindle, so even if I don't win, I'll put your book on my list! Your coverr is fun!

Mona said...

Oh wow.. Celebration time. Very very congratulations on the e-book of The Prairie Grass Murders.
Please count me for the giveaway.

Thanks Patricia!!!

patelmona0113@gmail.com

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Patricia .. congratulations on getting the Kindle version up and running .. and with the next book coming out ..

My boat got stuck in the snow & I plead lateness - let alone the airmail lark .. so I look forward to reading it sometime soon!! Cheers Hilary

floating said...

congrats!
I have found I really love reading ebooks now.
floatingonabiscuit@gmail.com

Molly MacRae said...

Good for you in getting The Prairie Grass Murders on Kindle! It's a great read and takes place in a great part of a great state!