Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wordsmith Wednesday

Felicitations, Congratulations, and a Huzzah, Huzzah to the Countess of YickYack, Countess Crystal, Mental P. Mama and Dale.

They are the lucky recipients of a copy of "Trunk Music" by Michael Connelly, the second selection from The Baroness Book Giveaway. Thanks to the lovelies at Hachette Book Group , too, for taking care of all of the administrative mumbo-jumbo. Been there, done that, dragged the inebriated boss out the local bar for her 4:00 pm meeting (silly cow)(her,not me), bought the designer t-shirt.

Believe me when I say that this is best left in the hands of professionals...

Also.

Believe me when I say, "But Wait! There's More!"

And I ain't talking no ginzu knives, people.

I have been advised that I am able to give away 50 - count 'em- 50 more books.

All at once. 10 titles; 5 copies each.

In time for Halloween - this shall be called:

The Baroness' "Spooktacular*" Book Giveaway
[DEAD-line:(hah!)(I kill myself)(hah again!!) is Friday October 31st, 2008, when the rooster crows at midnight]

(* I wish I could take credit for this particularly punny bon mot; sadly, I cannot)

Prepared to get your ghoul on - here they are, in their frightening fabulosity:
1. The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent (*also available as an audiobook)
2. Isolation by Travis Thrasher
3. The 13 Best Horror Stories of All Time by Leslie Pockell
4. The Monsters: Mary Shelley and the Curse of Frankenstein by Dorothy Hoobler
5. The Myrtles Plantation: The True Story of America's Most Haunted House by Frances Kermeen
6. Ghostly Encounters: True Stories of America's Haunted Inns and Hotels by Frances Kermeen
7. The Terror by Dan Simmons (*also available as an audiobook)
8. Dracula by Bram Stoker (*also available as an audiobook)
9. When Ghosts Speak: Understanding the World of Earthbound Spirits by Mary Ann Winkowski
10. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (*also available as an audiobook)

Easy contest question - favorite Halloween costume EVER?

Maybe you never did Halloween. Maybe, though, you've seen a costume that you would have like to have rocked.

This will do.

Usual Rules:

1. Contest entries go to my private Bat-computer (which I keep under glass, just like the BatPhone): Baronessvonb@gmail.com

2. Please include a mailing address (no p.o. boxes, please)

3. Contestants must live in either the US or Canada. No Transylvanians - cheaters!

4. Indicate, if applicable, whether you want the book or the audiobook.






6 comments:

asthmagirl said...

My favorite Halloween costume was when I morphed my dress from my first wedding into the ultimate costume.... Dead Bride!

I even had tire tracks across the front of the dress from an apparently altercation as I left the cemetary.

And yes, the whole ensemble spoke volumes regarding my thoughts re: my first husband!

Mental P Mama said...

Yay! I was Dolly Parton one year and Scarlett O'Hara the next. They were both my faves as they were and are indomitable Southern Ladies.

{i}Post said...

Sent you an email! The boobs have to win!

RiverPoet said...

My entry is on its way to a Bat-mailbox near you!

Peace - D

Baroness von B said...

Countess AG: Tire tracks? Nice touch! The bigger the drama, the better the outfit.

Countess MPM: Me lovee the Southern Belle! And, although I've never met you before in my life, I bet you were a fahn suthun genteelwoman.

(I've been smitten w/the South for a very long time -did I mention that when I was little, I had a crush on Foghorn Leghorn? I say!)

Countess iPost: This note is both funny and slightly squidgey - I am not about to comment on boobs, real or otherwise...

Countess D: I'm sending Alfred to receive the message as I write this...

Crystal Adkins said...

Hello! I sent you an email with mailing addy I didn't want to post it here for all you stalkers out there LOL! My fav. was this year... my son went as a cereal killer. Yep we murdered mini cereals and taped them to his shirt. It was so cute! As for me, mine was this year as well I went as a lovely vamp... fangs and all! It was a lot of fun :)
Crystal Adkins
crystal72206@yahoo.com

 
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