Look for a Goodreads Giveaway of DEATH OF A TOY SOLDIER starting July 1st. I'll try to post a link when it's live.
Good news! ARCs (advance reader copies) for DEATH OF A TOY SOLDIER HAVE ARRIVED! Aren't they spiffy?
Bad news: I only have seven of them, and I can name about thirty or so bloggers/ reviewers off the top of my head that I'd love to share them with.
So, since the cozy mystery community is so warm and sharing (TRULY!), somebody (you can blame Terrie Moran for this) came up with the idea of sharing the books among yourselves. Kind of a literary hot potato or musical chairs, without the risk of embarrassment or personal injury.
Here's how I'm hoping it works. I'll make a list and send books to the folks at the top of the list, and when one blogger/ reviewer is done with the book, they can contact me, and I'll give them the address of the next person on the list to mail it to.
Keep in mind that by adding your name to the list, you are agreeing to mail a book to someone when you're done with it. It can be media mail, so it's not a huge expense. (I'll make sure you don't have to ship internationally.) You might even end up with a new pen pal!
So, if you'd like to participate, in the form below, I'll need your name and email address. In the comment spot let me know where you blog (URL) or where you post reviews. And also if you have a preference as to when you'd like a book. (If you're tied up now, then we probably want to keep you off the top of the list.) I cannot guarantee that everyone on the list will receive a book, but we have until October, so as long as nobody sits on a book too long, they can really get around.
Time to reveal the winners of the pre-launch and Goodreads contests. They are:
Congrats! Your signed books are on the way!
And the pre-launch contest winners, chosen by random number generation, are:
The bonus "sharers" book goes to Meaghan Clark!
And the flower pendant is on it's way to Della Williamson!
Thanks to all who participated in the launch of Floral Depravity!
To enter, comment below. Be sure to leave your email address when prompted, so that I can contact you if you win! (Email addresses are not displayed.) Sorry, US addresses only.
October 6th, 7pm, Amherst, NY Barnes and Noble. Launch night and Women of Mystery panel with WNY authors Beverly Allen, Alice Loweecey, and Sandra Block. A signing will follow the panel.
October 8th, 8am, Raleigh, NC (As part of Bouchercon) Author Speed Dating.
October 11th, 10am, Raleigh, NC (As part of Bouchercon) Panel: Why are some 'traditional mysteries' comfort reads? With Greg Lilly [Moderator] Jennifer Kincheloe, Carolyn Mulford, Rhys Bowen, and Beverly Allen. Panel is followed by a signing.
October 12th, Noon, Oakmont, PA Mystery Lovers Bookshop. Refreshments, talk, and signing with Beverly Allen and Alice Loweecey.
October 15th, 5:30pm, Buffalo, NY Larkin Square. Appearance with Beverly Allen, Sandra Block, and Alice Loweecey.
October 24th, 1pm, Dewitt Barnes and Noble (Syracuse, NY) Author signing with Beverly Allen and Alice Loweecey.
October 28th, 6pm, Borg-Warner Room, Tompkins County Public Library (Ithaca, NY area) Author Panel: Scare Tactics: creating villains, building suspense, springing surprises on the reader.
November 6th, 6-8pm, Clarence, NY Barnes and Noble. Local author group signing.
November 28th, 1-3pm, East Aurora, NY Bookworm Book Store. Signing with Beverly Allen and Alice Loweeceyfor small business Saturday!
October 5 -- Fresh Fiction, Guest Post
October 6 -- fuonlyknew - Review, Giveaway
October 7 -- Lisa Ks Book Review - Review, Guest Post, Giveaway
October 8 -- Booklady's Booknotes - Review, Interview, Giveaway
-- Carstairs Considers - Review
October 9 -- Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Review, Giveaway
October 9 -- Cozy Up WIth Kathy - Interview, Giveaway
October 10 – Brooke Blogs - Review, Giveaway
October 11 – Shelley’s Book Case - Review, Guest Post, Giveaway
October 13 -- Gotta Write Network - Guest Post, Giveaway
-- Book Dilettante - Review
October 12 -- Wicked Cozy Authors, Guest Post
October 14 -- Dru's Book Musings - Guest Post, Giveaway
October 17 -- Lori's Reading Corner - Guest Post, Giveaway
October 23 -- Open Book Society, Review
October 24 -- A Cozy Girl Reads - Review, Giveaway
Congratulations to the winners of my 50th birthday giveaway! For those who didn't specify which book, I'll be sending the latest release, For Whom the Bluebell Tolls. Please email me your mailing addresses, and I'll get your books out to you! (Unless you requested Floral Depravity, in which case I'll put you first on my list to receive books as soon as my author copies arrive close to the October release date!
Karen Alsip (Floral Depravity)
Margaret Utsey (Floral Depravity)
Peggy Fouts (For Whom the Bluebell Tolls)
Jackie Ritchie (Bloom and Doom)
Linda Sabatini (Bloom and Doom)
Thanks again to all those who expressed an interest in the Bridal Bouquet Shop Mysteries. I hope you'll look for my books online or in your local bookstores!
Barbara Early (A.K.A. Beverly Allen) grew up buried in the snowy suburbs of Buffalo, NY, where she developed a love for all things sedentary: reading, writing, classic movies, and Facebook Scrabble. She holds a degree in Electrical Engineering, but her penchant for the creative caused her to run away screaming from the pocket-protector set.