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Monday, April 04, 2011

Giveaway: Dark Jenny by Alex Bledsoe

Apparently I have an extra copy of Dark Jenny to hand off to one lucky reader.  This is good news for one of you.  The ways to enter are at the bottom of this post (and they're really easy ways).

First things first, about the book:
Alex Bledsoe’s novels featuring detective Eddie LaCrosse have drawn rave reviews for their ingenious blend of classic fantasy and hard-boiled detective fiction. Now with Dark Jenny, Bledsoe returns with an all-new tale of intrigue and murder. . . .

For twenty-five gold pieces a day, plus expenses, Eddie LaCrosse will take on most any case. But the unexpected delivery of a coffin in the dead of winter forces LaCrosse to look back at a bygone chapter in his past—and the premeditated murder of a dream.

Ruled by the noble King Marcus Drake, the island kingdom of Grand Braun is an oasis of peace and justice in an imperfect world. At least until the beautiful Queen Jennifer is accused of adultery and murder. In the wrong castle at the wrong time, Eddie finds himself drafted at sword’s point to solve the mystery. With time running out, and powerful nobles all too eager to pin the murder on Eddie himself, he must untangle a tangled web of palace intrigues, buried secrets, and bewitching women—before the entire kingdom erupts into civil war.

Murder, mystery, and magic—just another day on the job for Eddie LaCrosse.
I reviewed the book here.

Now for the ways you can enter:

If you'd like to win a copy of Dark Jenny, all you have to do is one of the following:
1.  Leave a comment on this post saying something amusing.  You can insult me, tell me a funny story, post a weird word, or whatever.  Short, long, whatever.  I don't care.  I'm selecting at random anyway, but I'd rather you post something other than "hey, give me the book."  OR
2.  Send me an email doing the same thing.

That's it.  Simple, right?  Don't stress on it.  Again, winners will be selected at random.  The "saying something amusing" part is just to make things more interesting for me when I put your name into the pot.  Make sure I have a way to contact you if you win (email in your Blogger profile or what have you).  Unfortunately, this giveaway is U.S. only.  Sorry, international folks!

There are, of course, ways to earn extra entries.  You can add +1 to your chances if you post about this giveaway on Twitter, Stumbleupon, or some other social network or community (+1 each).  Just let me know in the comments and post any relevant links.  If you are a blog subscriber, you get an additional +1.  The same is true if you are a blog follower.  Just let me know!

The giveaway will run until April 10th.  The winner will be announced on the 11th.  Good luck!

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  1. I can never join your giveaways because I'm too damn far away. I am sad.

  2. Where do you live?

  3. The Philippines.

  4. Ah, yeah, that makes things difficult :S.

  5. hey, give me the book.

    I would tweet/facebook/socialnetwork this, but I feel such an action would be disingenuous, because I have no followers on twitter, no friends on facebook, no networks on social, etc.

    I do subscribe to your blog, though. And maybe I'm only doing this because the giveaway totally worked out in my favor last time.

  6. Read a bit of an excerpt of this the other day on I thought that it was really tight writing, the sort that any aspiring might one day hope to produce. Besides, which, I'd really like to compare it to older detective fiction, because Alex Bledsoe wrote about the different characters that really inspired him. Anyways, entry here, and I re-tweeted it. Hope I have a good shot :P

  7. Consider yourselves entered!

  8. I cant enter the competition (in Australia) but I was wondering if Dark Jenny on the cover is a part of Baltar's imagination. He does look troubled...He also kind of looks like Michael Fassbender from Centurion and 300.

    Ciao for now

  9. You're not the only one that made the connection. I mentioned it in my review. Very Baltar-esque :).

  10. Whoa, too cool! I just finished Bledsoe's first book The Sword-Edged Blonde -- I'd love to jump into this one right away.

    So did that make you laugh? Smile at least?

  11. It didn't make me laugh, but it was something other than "give me duh book," so you're entered.