Tuesday, May 31, 2011

FREE BOOK GIVEAWAY, Memorial Day, BEA and other ramblings

Hi everyone!  I hope you all have recovered from the last week or so.

For those of us who didn't attend BEA, there are many BEA reports, but my favorite is this one by agent Josh Getzler http://heydeadguy.typepad.com/heydeadguy/  Josh talks about the status of epublishers at BEA as well as the dance between epublishers and traditional publishers.

Another sweet blog to check out is Inkspot.  This weekend Jessie Chandler had a great post about Memorial Day - http://midnightwriters.blogspot.com/  I also would like to add my thanks to all of those who have served past and present in our armed forces. 

And while you are on Inkspot, Lois Winston's grammar rant is awesome!

Besides the pure joy of the NCIS marathon yesterday, spring seems to arrived in Minnesota.  Complete with thunderstorms and tornados.  But also with sunshine.  Yesterday the boys and I went swimming.  It was awesome.  This is my favorite time of year, when it's not too hot and the nights cool down.  :)  Soon summer will be here in full force - humidity, mosquitos and sunburns.  But for now, I am thankful with what we have.

Ok, ok.  I know the real reason you are reading.  Did I say FREE BOOK GIVEAWAY?!?  Oh yes, I certainly did.  We at Midnight Ink really do love to make our fans and readers happy.  And what is better than free books?  Seriously?!  Through my blog, we are giving away one set of signed first editions of THE GRAIL CONSPIRACY and THE LAST SECRET by Lynn Sholes and Joe Moore.  The contest runs through June 8th (which happens to be the release date of the new Sholes and Moore book, The Phoenix Apostles.)  And just how do you enter to win??  In the comments sections, please give me some feedback about suspense/thrillers...  such as...

Who is your favorite thriller writer and why?
What type of thriller would like to see MI publish?
What is your favorite Sholes and Moore book?
Is there anything lacking in the thriller genre, like a female assassin as the main character?

One person will be randomly selected from the folks who leave comments.

Please make sure to follow Midnight Ink on all the social media fronts as we'll be doing a lot of giveaways and contests this summer.


And last but certainly not least, happy birthday to my little sister Tiffy.  Tiff, there is no way I could love you any more than I do.  Thank you for keeping me sane.  :)

Tiff and me in Vegas :)


Beth Groundwater said...

I love outdoorsy-oriented mysteries like those written by William Kent Krueger, Dana Stabenow, CJ Box, and my own RM Outdoor Adventures series with Midnight Ink. In addition to my own whitewater river ranger, I'd like to see a kick-butt female mountain biker, adventure race runner, or champion swimmer as a sleuth. :)

keizerfire said...

I'm not sure I've ever read a thriller with a female assassin, although that would be interesting. I read Beth Groundwater's books, and I also found out about this contest from her FB posts. Would love to win!

Lois Winston said...

Hey, Terri, thanks for mentioning my grammar post over at Inkspot.

Margi said...

I'm on a Harlan Coben kick right now. In the past I've enjoyed Patricia Cornwell's books featuring Kay Scarpetta, Michale Palmer, Robin Cook, James Patterson's books featuring Alex Cross, Jonathan Kellerman, and the list goes on. (I'm a huge book worm.)

Dru said...

There are so many authors that write thriller that I enjoy: Tess Gerritsen, Karin Slaughter, Lisa Gardner, Meg Gardiner, Lisa Unger, Michael Connolly, James Patterson, Robin Cook, Harlan Coben, Linda Castillo...I could go on.

I like trying to figure out who the killer is before the protagonist.

ese@jpt said...

I love any book that Lynn Sholes writes!

Nina said...

I don't think a female assasin would be a good read. But that's just me. I'm more into the thrills and chills and twist and turns more than anything.
I am looking forward to the Sholes and Moore book coming out next week.

Nina said...

I'm getting excited about Wednesday and I hope I win this contest!!!

Nina said...

So who won the contest?!?!

Terri Bischoff said...

Yeah!!! I can post again!!!

Nina - you won!! I need you to send me your address. Send it to submissions @ midnightinkbooks.com (take out the spaces).