Wednesday, December 26, 2012

E-reader Book Bash - Grab a book or two!


I'm happy to participate in the E-reader bash. 23 authors are giving away 27 romantic ebooks. That's a whole lotta love!

To enter, all you have to do is answer a question here at Mudpies in a comment between now and Dec. 29. There will be a grand prize and a second place prize, with each winner taking home more than a dozen ebooks! Winners will be posted late on Sunday, Dec. 30.

My book that's up for grabs is Murder in the Buff, a romantic mystery. In the story, reporter Molly Darter's job is on the line, and her marriage has gone south. When she gets the worst assignment of her life, she can't turn it down. The job? Getting an obituary from the nudist colony.

My question for the giveaway is: what hair style does the woman behind the fence sport?

Here's a short excerpt where you can look for the answer:

We’d also heard the naturalists were retired call girls. No telling what went on back in these dark woods. Orgies. Wild rituals. Substance abuse. Anything was possible in such a remote location.

I checked the time again and sighed.

If I left right now, my mother would never know I’d been here. However, Ted would fire me if I returned without this family-placed obituary. Jobs were scarce in our county of ten thousand people, and with my changed personal circumstances, I couldn’t afford to lose this one. Air huffed out of my lungs, up my warm face, giving flight to the wispy bangs on my forehead.

I dried my sweaty palms on my jeans and ramped up the air conditioning another notch. What was taking so long? I rubbed the back of my neck to ease the stiffness.

Behind the stockade fence, briars and weeds flourished. Spanish moss and ropy vines choked the tops of the oaks, pines, and cedars, adding to the sense that anything could and would happen deep in that jungle of green.

Jungle love gone wild.

I grimaced at that carnal image. My gaze fell to the thick ground cover outside my door. I couldn’t see the sandy soil at all. I gulped. There were probably rattlesnakes galore out here.

Cottonmouths and copperheads, too.

And ticks.

I bet every tick known to mankind lurked within the dark green foliage, waiting for me to step out of my vehicle. I’d have to be diligent as I checked every inch of skin tonight for ticks.

Without warning, a narrow-faced woman with gray braided hair peered over the top of the fence and waved her bare arms. My heart sunk as her lips moved. Dang, she was talking to me. With my windows up, I couldn’t hear a word she said.

Please, dear God, let her have clothes on behind that fence.

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Okay. So all you have to do is leave your answer in the comments section of this blog. If you'd like to visit other blogs and have more winning chances, here's a list of the other blogs involved:
THAT DATING THING by Mackenzie Crown ~ http://mackenziecrowne.com/wp/
HOME by Calisa Rhose ~ calisarhose.wordpress.com
MONA LISA’S ROOM by Vonnie Davis (plus a little sweet) ~ vintagevonnie.blogspot.com
STEPPING OUT OF LINE by Linda Carroll Bradd ~ blog.lindacarroll-bradd.com
DECEPTIONS OF THE HEART by Denise Moncrief ~ ~ denisemoncrief.blogspot.com
BE STILL MY LOVER’S HEART by Lisa Hannah Wells ~ memorymakerscreator.blogspot.com
THE TREASURE OF COMO BLUFF by Alison Henderson ~ AliceHenderson.com
SHANGHAI CONNECTION by Carol Henry ~ macsmadmania.blogspot.com
SOMEWHERE MY LOVE (A ghostly time travel romance) by Beth Trissell ~ bethtrissel.wordpress.com
FAERIE FOOL by Silver James ~ Silverjames.com
CLEAR AS DAY by Babette James ~ http://wp.me/pjagl-1Tr
AN UNEXPECTED GIFT by Katherine Grey ~ katherinegrey.blogspot.com
TAKE ME HOME, COWBOY by Krista Ames (Plus 4 Anthology titles below) ~ apassionforromance.blogspot.com
THE DOLLHOUSE (For the Love of Christmas Anthology) by Dani-Lyn Alexander~ danilynalexander.com
STUDIO RELATIONS by Georgie Lee ~ georgielee.blogspot.com
Carolyn Sullivan
A SECOND CHANCE AT FOREVER by Joanne Stewart ~ jm-stewart.blogspot.com
MAGIC OF THE LOCH by Karen Michelle Nutt ~ kmnbooks.blogspot.com
THE BETTER MAN by Ceri Hebert ~ cerihebert.wordpress.com
THREAT TO OUR FOREVER by Em Epe ~ emeperomances.blogspot.com
CONNECT THE DOTS (For the Love of Christmas Anthology) by Jennifer Eaton ~ jennifermeaton.com
FADEOUT by Rolynn Anderson ~ blog.rolynnanderson.com

Plus four anthologies, courtesy of Krista Ames.
BELIEVE CHRISTMAS ~ BE MINE, VALENTINE ~ ALL BETS ARE ON ~ SUMMER SHORTS
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Thanks to Mackenzie Crown for putting this together. Besides commenting here, a comment at the other sites may increase your chances of winning. Best of luck to you all!

Don't forget to leave a comment with your answer to my hairstyle question! I'd love to put a copy of Murder in the Buff in your hands, and on your e-reader. MITB is available in all digital formats.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

Maggie Toussaint
www.maggietoussaint.com

39 comments:

  1. what hair style does the woman behind the fence sport?

    braided hair

    BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom

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  2. Thanks Beckey, Vonnie and Susan for answering the question and entering the Book Bash Contest. Good luck!

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  3. Gray braided hair. Your book sounds like fun, Maggie. A thread about obituaries runs through my new book, SWOON. Sounds like both of our heroines have obits on their minds!

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  4. Braided hair. And I agree with the above commenter. Book sounds like fun. A nudist colony? That's a new twist. LOL tchevrestt(at)yahoo.com

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  5. Hi Maggie,
    I'm just popping in to say hello.
    I love the catchy title! I have to say I'm awful with titles-- ugh.

    Answer:
    Braided hair-- is the answer. :)
    Hopping to the next blog now.

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  6. Gray braided hair... :-)


    Melissa Snark
    P.O. Box 1347, Pleasanton, CA 94566
    email: melissasnark@gmail.com
    twitter: @MelissaSnark

    My website: Melissa Snark author site

    Today on my blog: The Ten Dollar Haircut


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  7. Bopping by to say hi to other Book Bash participants. I love seeing everyone's blog format.

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  8. Hey Rolynn, Karen, Miss Snark, and Linda,

    So happy to have each of you visit me at Mudpies. I hope you'll take a
    moment to look around and see what's what!

    Thanks for entering the contest! Happy December, and thank goodness the world didn't end. My laundry isn't nearly caught up...

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    1. And I forgot to metnion Tara. Thanks for stopping in Tara. Good luck in the contest!

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  9. Braided hair. The book sounds fun. I once had to take a real estate listing at a nudist colony. But being a generous person, I gave it to a new agent who didn't know where it was he was going ;)

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    1. thanks for visiting and entering the contest, Kate! I love your way of avoiding the nudist situation!

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  10. Braided hair(grey)...snakes and ticks oh my...Can't wait to read this one..

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    1. Hi Arlene,

      Yep, lots of things out there in those woods. Not all of them two-legged... Thanks for your entry!

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  11. The nudist behind the fence has braided grey hair. Had to snicker at the line about searching for ticks, but now I can't get that country song out of my head.

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at gmail.com

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    1. Hey Kathryn,

      I'm glad I don't know a song about searching for ticks because seems like its a frequent occurrence down here. Thanks for entering the contest!

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  12. If I remember correctly, the woman had long braids.

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    1. You got it in one take, Caroline! Thanks for entering the contest.

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  13. Thanks for the change to win, Maggie. Grey braided hair was the style she wore. (Finishing In for a Penny tonight!)

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    1. Hi Claire,

      I'm so glad you enjoy my writing. You have the correct answer to enter the drawing, and I wish you luck!

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  14. grey braided hair- Thanks for a chance to get a good read!

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    1. You're in the drawing, hgjones. Good luck!

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    1. Hey Marian,

      Happy New Year to you as well, and good luck in the drawing.

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    1. Hiya Gerrie,

      You have the most intriguing name. Thanks for the contest entry. Check back on Sunday to find out who won!

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  17. Gray braided hair. Sounds like a blast having all those books ready to go.

    Caroline McGee
    cmcgees (at) att (dot) net

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    1. Hi Caroline,

      Thanks for your entry. Wishing you good luck for the drawing.

      ps Any relation to Joanne McGhee?

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  18. gray braided hair
    sounds like a fun read too!

    jbcweiss AT sbcglobal DOT net

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    1. Hi jbcweiss,

      Thanks for stopping in and entering the drawing. Wishing you the best of luck!

      Maggie

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  19. Gray braided hair. Thanks for being part of the book bash. I am being introduced to so many new authors I can add to my TBR list. All these new blogs I get to keep up with. Amazing! Happy New Year!
    sbereza22@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Shannon,

      I'm thrilled to have you visit Mudpies. The bash helps me to meet new readers, so it works both ways. You are officially entered in the drawing!

      Maggie

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  20. Gray braided hair. What a fun idea. The plot sounds terrific as well. Happy New Year.

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    1. Hi Cindy

      Thanks for your kind word about Murder in the Buff. It's such a fun read. You're entered in the drawing as well. Good luck!

      Maggie

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    1. Hi Amy,

      Wishing you good luck in the drawing! Thanks for visiting Mudpies. Be sure and poke around a bit to see what's here. And come back soon! I always leave the light on...

      Maggie

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  22. Gray braided hair. This story sounds great!

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  23. AND THE WINNERS ARE: MISS SNARK AND HILARY. Congratulations you two!

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