Friday, September 3, 2010

Book Giveaway!

I don't know for sure how I first stumbled across his website, but it may very well have been related to Columbo. Tim King has written about his love for Columbo, and I, too, have a long history of loving the rumpled detective. (Speaking of which, have you seen the new Columbo Collection of short stories, written by William Link, one of Columbo's creator?)

But since that initial contact, I've gone on to find that I really enjoy and appreciate Tim's thoughts on writing, both on his regular blog and his specialized Be the Story site. I follow him on the twitters and I'm even friends with him on the Facebook.

And so I was pleased when Tim asked if I'd like to participate in his Big Book Giveaway. He's written two books so far, an autobiographical look at Love Through the Eyes of An Idiot and From the Ashes of Courage, a romantic novel. I have the second novel (and several other ebooks, including the sure-to-be-a-fun-read Shatnerquake) on my hard drive, ready to be read, but I still have trouble actually reading long-form works on my computer. One day, I will. I'm sure of it.
From the Ashes of Courage (Ardor Point #1)
Meanwhile, I'm pleased to offer a (hardbound real-live book) copy of From the Ashes of Courage to one lucky reader.

About the book:


Gail Bishop is a headstrong, driven, single-minded businesswoman, a successful independent professional at only 29 years old. But she still feels empty. Eddie Chase is a fun-loving real-estate agent who made a mint in the boom market, now fast running out of money. And their friends set them up on a blind date, unaware that many years ago, they were once married to each other.
Now, both are taken aback by their feelings for each other at a romantic, seaside cottage on Ardor Point, and by the impact this will have on the rest of their lives. This long-languishing relationship that Gail thought was surely dead, could it hold the secret, the meaning of life that she’s looking for?
A heart-wrenching story of human kindness and love without strings.


TO ENTER THE DRAWING simply add a comment to this post. I'll randomly select a winner on, oh, let's think, how about next Wednesday, September 8, 2010. So add a comment before Wednesday and you'll be eligible.

Thanks for playing. Tim will ship the book directly to the winner, with, I assume, a personalized inscription.

UPDATE: September 8

Thanks to random.org, the winner is (insert drum roll here) commenter #5, Wendy! Congrats! I'll be emailing you soon!

10 comments:

Moridin said...
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That Neil Guy said...

Good question. Because I'm a moron, I guess. Will fix that right away...

Anonymous said...

sounds like it takes "do you like pina coladas" to a whole new level.

thelittlefluffycat said...

oh, definitely enter me! :) You know where to find me if I win...

ChristineMarie_ said...

You had me at Columbo.

Don't worry, I did read the rest of the post. Let's face it, had I not, I might have been a bit confused receiving a romance novel.

wendy said...

Love the cover pic! Always so important when picking one novel out of many!

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susan said...

The cover makes it for me makes the books seem more romantic! suelee1998 @ gmail.com

Cortney said...

Growing up in coastal Virginia, I'm kind of a sucker for anything that takes place at a "seaside cottage" Many beautiful summers in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Morgan said...

This is a great giveaway!
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Aik said...

I'd love to read this book!

aikychien at yahoo dot com