More Summer reading

By Mir
June 13, 2009
Category Contests

Y’all were so interested in that last contest, for Joshilyn’s latest book, that her publicist was generous enough to suggest I offer up some other books from her house. So that’s exactly what I’m going to do! This weekend I have up for grabs five copies of Tess Callahan’s debut novel, April & Oliver, fresh off the presses and already garnering rave reviews. If you want to learn more about it, Joshilyn just did an awesome 3 Questions with the author, although her contest over there to win a book is already over. That’s okay! I’ve got five copies up for grabs here!

Want to win one? Of course you do! First go read the contest rules and regulations, then come back here and leave a comment on this post by 11:59 p.m. Eastern (that’s 8:59 p.m. Pacific) on Sunday, June 14th, 2009 for an entry into the contest. Winners to be determined by random number generation and overall dark-and-twisty-ness (that’s a nod both to Gray’s Anatomy and this book).

Ready? Go!


  1. Sounds like a great read!

  2. Great!

  3. Always looking for new things to read!

  4. maybe this time…

  5. Wish me luck!

  6. Sounds great. Thanks!

  7. Pick me this time!

  8. Thanks Mir! I hope to win this time!!! 🙂

  9. Reading! Art of a Master Couch Potato!

  10. Hope I win! I need some good summer reading!

  11. The three questions at FTK were great. Count me in.

  12. I picked it up and read the back cover last night, even skimmed some of the inside. I’m intrigued.

  13. Me, please!

  14. oh! it sounds so good! i hope i win!!

  15. yay books! thanks mir!

  16. This sounds like a great addition to my summer reading pile! Thanks, Mir.

  17. Yay! sounds great!

  18. Sounds like fun!

  19. I’m always looking for new books to read!

  20. Count me in!

  21. I always need a good book!

  22. I’m discovering my love for reading all over again since I shut that stupid TV off so a good book is always welcome! Thanks for the chance.

  23. Woo! I got in too late for Joshilyn’s contest, so this would be great! Me please!

  24. Sounds like a great book!

  25. You can never read too many books.

  26. I love a good book!!

  27. Gotta love a second chance.

  28. Sounds like a good book!

  29. Mmm, I need a good book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. Lucky #32!!

  31. Waves my magic wand over the thingy so I can win!

  32. Always love a new book!

  33. Oh what a lovely early birthday present this would be!! 🙂

  34. I would love to read one of her books. Thanks!

  35. Looking for a good read this summer.

  36. would love this.

  37. Pick me! 😀

  38. I just read the reviews on! If I don’t win this book, then I am going to have to buy it!

  39. I agree with Nancy, I might have to buy it too (in paperback) if I don’t win.

  40. would love to win!!

  41. Ooh, this book looks good! Pick me!

  42. yay! Me, please?

  43. I would love to read these!

  44. Please, I’m finishing teaching a course and I need some fiction reading material….I’m beggin’ here!

  45. For the beach,please!

  46. would love to try a new author!

  47. Doesn’t get better than summer reading!

  48. I’m in!!

  49. Is today my lucky day?

  50. Sounds great…

  51. I’ll try again…..

  52. Sweet!

  53. Hopefully this time!!

  54. I’m in! Thanks.

  55. Cool!

  56. Sounds like great summer reading…

  57. Please pick me

  58. I love reading…

  59. My first time to enter a contest. I’d love to win one of these books.

  60. Book? Free book? I’m on it! Thanks.

  61. I wanna win please!

  62. I love books!

  63. I’ll try again.

  64. I need to read more this summer!

  65. I’d love to win…thanks, Mir!

  66. I’m glad they decided to offer up some more. Thanks!

  67. Thanks!

  68. Hope I win…but thanks for pointing out a book I think I’ll really like. (Just added it to my Amazon wishlist..just in case the random number generator passes me over again) 🙂

  69. Hope, hope, hope that number generator might pick mine this time!!

  70. Ooooooh this looks like a good one!

  71. I need summer reading, please, magic number generator! Pick me!

  72. Books! Books! Please!

  73. something for me to read other than ‘i spy’ books and dr.seuss!

  74. Yes, please…

  75. Ahhh, to read for pleasure. I remember it well.

  76. come on and pick my number!! please.

  77. I would love this book!

  78. Boy could I use some good summer reading… Sounds like a great book, too!

  79. I am SO in need of a good new book!

  80. I’m in!

  81. I love books!

  82. Mmmmm…fresh books… 😀


  83. Pick me please!

  84. I need a good beach book!

  85. I love new books. Thanks, Mir

  86. My love for books nows no bounds!

  87. Oh I need a good book to read this summer.

  88. Yay more books!

  89. I very generously stayed out of the joshlyn contest becasue I had already read the book, but I am jumping into this contest with bot hfeet – I need some summer readin’!!

  90. Yay for books!

  91. Would love a book to read at the pool–thanks!!

  92. Would love it!

  93. This sounds great! Thanks, Mir!

  94. I would love a new read!

  95. Ooh, loved the description of this one…Thanks Mir!

  96. Nothing beats a good book on a summer day!

  97. sounds great to me!

  98. Sound like a plan!

  99. I *love* books!

  100. I always love a good book!

  101. Sounds really interesting! Thanks not just for the contests but for introducing us to some authors we may not have known.


  102. Love Joss, love any rec by her!


  104. dark and twisty, huh??

  105. Sounds good.

  106. I love books!

  107. Thanks!

  108. I’d love a copy of this book!

  109. woohoo – yeah for the publicist!

  110. yes please.

  111. I’d love to win this!

  112. Life is totally incomplete without books/reading! Please and thank you! Frances

  113. Me-me-me-me-me!

  114. I love to read! If Joshilyn says it’s good, it’s good. Mir, you and your other writer friends are awesome!

  115. Thank you.

  116. Woo Hoo!!!

  117. Love, love, love books!

  118. Pretty pretty please!

  119. Luck to all, but I can’t help but hope I win!

  120. I could give this a chance, count me in!

  121. Fun! Thanks for another chance to win a great book! Jessica

  122. oooohhhh pick me!

  123. I love books. And the darker and twistier the better!

  124. Thanks for the chance to win another good summer read – for free!

  125. It’s my birthday so pick me random number generator!

  126. Thanks for another great contest!

  127. Dear Number Generator. “I’m here”.

  128. Please Please pick me .. I love to read with a cup of tea!

  129. I’d love one, thanks.

  130. This is the winner!

  131. Looks like a great book! maybe this time.

  132. sounds like a great book.

  133. Sign me up! Thanks!

  134. Me, me!

  135. Pick me!

  136. I’m always looking for something new to read!

  137. Yes, please! I need some new summer reading.

  138. Since Joshilyn has not let me know if I’ve won hers yet, I am FORCED to enter here as well! 😉

  139. i’d love one!

  140. LOVE to read!

  141. Time for some lazy summer days curled up with a good book!

  142. Got very good reviews.

  143. Book please pretty lady.

  144. sure love a good book to read and pass along…

  145. Pretty please!! 🙂

  146. That would be great!

  147. Book! Yes!

  148. Thanks Mir!

  149. I need a good new book for the beach!

  150. me! me! pick me, random number generator, pick me!

  151. Summer reading = LOVE!

  152. i still need something to read! 🙂 yay!

  153. Me please! I’d love a book to read.

  154. Books rule! Thanks, Mir!

  155. Please choose me, RNG!

  156. I love book giveaways. Pick me, Random Number picker-thingy.

  157. Yes, I love book contests!!

  158. Great contest as usual!

  159. Best way to relax – reading a good book!

  160. I’d love to find a great new book to add to my collection!

  161. I’d love a new book for the camping adventure (tents and cots, husband, two kids) in NC (Davidson River Campground) that commences the first week of August (yearly event for us.)

  162. Yay!!

  163. Hopefully it is my turn to win!

  164. YES!!!!!!!!!!

  165. I need a good book to read!

  166. Need a good book to read at the beach.

  167. Pick me!

  168. Ooh, I just had a baby, and we named him Oliver. I would LOVE to win a copy. Thanks!

  169. Yea! More summer reading! Love the Grey’s reference too 🙂

  170. Only June 14, and I’m out of pool reading!

  171. Pick me, please!

  172. yes please!

  173. So very cool! Thanks!

  174. Always looking for good books!

  175. My book club is getting tapped out of ideas. Maybe you can help? 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  176. I like the dark and twisty!

  177. Need a new book. thanks!

  178. I’d love a new book!

  179. Come on 182!

  180. another great contest! pick me!

  181. me, please.

  182. I love a good read!

  183. I am always on the hunt for a good book regardless of the season!

  184. I want one!

  185. Yay for books!

  186. Leisure reading? Fun!

  187. Pick me!!

  188. I would like to win one of the books. Thanks.

  189. Why not? The pile of books on my bedside table isn’t leaning precariously yet.

  190. I love books and I promise to share it!

  191. Sounds great!

  192. count me in, thank you

  193. thanks for the offer!

  194. Yay! I’m ready for a good read!

  195. Pick me, please!

  196. I can be dark and twisty! Thanks!

  197. pick me!!!

  198. Pick me, please!

  199. The book sounds great!

  200. I like to read….

  201. would love to find a new author…

  202. Reading? a new book? I’m in!

  203. I desperately need a book to take on vacation. And I’ve never won one of these contests, so don’t you think it’s about time for your random number generator to pick me???

  204. I am ready to read!

  205. Yay for dark and twisty…erm, or something!

  206. I need a good read, thanks!

  207. Just squeaking in before the deadline! Free summer reading – yes please!

    Thanks, Mir.

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