Monday, August 3, 2009

HACHETTE RITA GIVEAWAY #5

2009 RITA® Finalists from Hachette Book Group
GIVEAWAY ENDED!


Romance Writers of America
Writing Awards

THANKS TO ANNA AND MIRIAM
AND THE HACHETTE BOOK GROUP,
THESE RITA AWARD NOMINEES
CAN BE YOURS!

EACH DAY, ONE OF THE 5 NOMINEES AVAILABLE WILL BE POSTED TO ENTER TO WIN. IF YOU ENTER EACH DAY, ON THE LAST DAY, YOU WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO COMMENT FOR A CHANCE TO WIN ALL FIVE OF THE BOOKS!!!!

I HAVE FIVE COPIES OF
THIS BOOK TO GIVE AWAY

"RITA GIVEAWAY" #FIVE
2009 RITA Finalists
for Romantic Suspense


SCREAM FOR ME by Karen Rose

For her exciting debut in hardcover, New York Times bestselling author Karen Rose delivers a heart-stopping suspense novel that picks up where DIE FOR ME left off, with a detective determined to track down a brutal murderer. Special Agent Daniel Vartanian has sworn to find the perpetrator of multiple killings that mimic a 13-year-old murder linked to a collection of photographs that belonged to his brother, Simon, the ruthless serial killer who met his demise in DIE FOR ME. Daniel is certain that someone even more depraved than his brother committed these crimes, and he's determined to bring the current murderer to justice and solve the mysterious crime from years ago. With only a handful of images as a lead, Daniel's search will lead him back through the dark past of his own family, and into the realm of a mind more sinister than he could ever imagine. But his quest will also draw him to Alex Fallon, a beautiful nurse whose troubled past reflects his own. As Daniel becomes attached to Alex, he discovers that she is also the object of the obsessed murderer. Soon, he will not only be racing to discover the identity of this macabre criminal, but also to save the life of the woman he has begun to love.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Karen Rose

RITA-award winning, USA Today best-selling author Karen Rose earned her degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland. For a number of years she worked in the engineering field, earning two patents, but began writing romance suspense novels when scenes began filling her mind and her characters would not be silenced.

Her debut suspense novel, DON'T TELL, was released in July, 2003. Since then, she has released eight more novels and a novella. To date, her books have been translated into five languages. Her third novel, I'M WATCHING YOU, received the Romance Writer's of America's coveted RITA award for Best Romantic Suspense for 2005. In that same year her second novel, HAVE YOU SEEN HER? was also a 2005 RITA finalist.

Her fourth novel, NOTHING TO FEAR, was a 2006 RITA finalist, was nominated for Romantic Times Magazine's Best Suspense and for the SIBA Book Award for Fiction.

Karen's ninth novel, DIE FOR ME, was a RITA finalist for Best Romantic Suspense and won the Romantic Times' Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Romantic Suspense of 2007.

A former high school teacher of chemistry and physics, Karen lives in Florida with her husband of twenty years and their children. When she's not writing, Karen enjoys traveling, karate (she's just starting!), and although not a popular Florida pastime, skiing.


RULES:
I HAVE 5 COPIES TO GIVE AWAY
U.S. AND CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY
NO P.O. BOX, PLEASE
INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN YOUR COMMENT

HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY: COMMENT BELOW BY GOING TO AUTHOR KAREN ROSE'S WEBSITE HERE AND THEN DESCRIBE SOMETHING FROM ONE OF HER FUN FACTS LISTED

+1 ENTRY: BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND COME BACK HERE AND GIVE THE LINK

ALL ENTRIES ARE DUE BY
6 PM, EST, AUGUST 30

69 comments:

holdenj said...

I love the interesting fact that Karen was educated as a chemical engineer and holds patents that help Metamucil taste better. We should all be buying her books as thanks! Would certainly like to read this one!

JHolden955 (at) gmail (dot) com

Thanks!

Debbie F said...

I didn't know that Mrs Rose had a deaf child. and I agree with her about taking a romance novel on planes - I can't fly without my book!
dcf_beth at verzion dot net

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I love the one: "I once ate a live fish in Japan so as not to dishonor my hosts and was then called Karen-san. Sushi is now on my "ick" list." My first husband had to eat a yak eyeball (or some kind of eyeball) in Afghanistan so as not to give offense. Me, I would have preferred jail!

Please enter me!

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

elaing8 said...

This sounds like a great book.
please enter me in the giveaway

A fun fact she enjoy karate, skiing, and sci-fi TV - Stargate is her favorite.

elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

throuthehaze said...

I have two patents for making Metamucil taste better.

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

MJ said...

I spent my seventeenth birthday in a Guatemalan prison - I was a visiting guest and only stayed a few hours, but hearing those big doors bang shut is a sound I'll never forget.

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

chey said...

Hi.
I enjoy Karen's books.
I didn't know that she has been a product development engineer, a database designer, and a high school chemistry & physics teacher.

chey127 at hotmail dot com

trishalynn0708 said...

Please enter me.. I learned that she enjoys karate.

lovestoread0708(at)yahoo.com

CrystalGB said...

One of Karen's facts is •I once ate a live fish in Japan so as not to dishonor my hosts and was then called Karen-san. Sushi is now on my "ick" list.
I don't think I could do that.
Great giveaway. Count me in please.

Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot]com

Jenny N. said...

One fun fact about Karen Rose is that her hobbies are karate, skiing and watching sci-fi television.

jen4777[at]hotmail.com

Beth said...

Love that her first horror was The Pit and the Pendulum! Definitely something memory making!1

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Julie said...

I would love to win!
Onc of Karen's facts is that she has two patents for making Metamucil taste better.

Thanks for the great contest,
Cheers
julie.sherritt[at]gmail.com

Razlover's Book Blog said...
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scottsgal said...

Stargate is her favorite sci-fi show. sounds like a great book

msboatgal at aol.com

Wanda said...

Karen says she's not generally superstitious, but has never boarded an airplane without a romance novel. I'm kinda like that, too. I'm not superstitious but books definitely have a calming effect on me regardless of what is going on around me.
wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

Razlover's Book Blog said...

Karen spent her seventeenth birthday in a Guatemalan prison which she was a visiting guest and only stayed a few hours. She will never forget the sound of hearing those big doors bang shut.

I blogged about your contest here:

http://razloversbookblog.blogspot.com/2009/08/karen-rose-scream-for-me-contest.html#links

Razlover(at)hotmail(dot)com

Cheryl said...

Ooh please enter me. I love this author.

I thought one of Karen's fan fats that got me is

I have two patents for making Metamucil taste better.

Thanks Cheryl

clbstitch at yahoo dot com

Debs Desk said...

Well this is an interesting fact -I have two patents for making Metamucil taste better - To bad she did not let us in on her secret. Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9(at)verizon.net

DarcyO said...

Her favorite food is chocolate! My kind of gal!

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

Mariee said...

Fun fact: Her favorite foreign city is London.

marieimy (at) gmail (dot) com

nfmgirl said...

hee hee

Her father gave her The Pit and the Pendulem to read when she was only eight. She's certain he didn't realize what the story was about, because he's really a nice guy and wouldn't have given such a story to such a little girl knowingly. And she mentions Trixie Belden, which I haven't thought about in over 20 years!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

nfmgirl said...

I blogged it:
http://cerebralgirl.blogspot.com/2009/08/book-giveaways-in-blogworld-080109.html

donnas said...

I really liked her fun fact of: "I spent my seventeenth birthday in a Guatemalan prison - I was a visiting guest and only stayed a few hours, but hearing those big doors bang shut is a sound I'll never forget."

Very interesting experience.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

donnas said...

Posted on the sidebar here:

http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Beth said...

She has two patents for making metamucil taste better.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Valorie said...

I love this: I spent my seventeenth birthday in a Guatemalan prison - I was a visiting guest and only stayed a few hours, but hearing those big doors bang shut is a sound I'll never forget.

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Valorie said...

Blogged: http://www.morbid-romantic.net/2009/08/05/book-giveaways-08-03-08-09/

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Kelly said...

Enter please!

kamijisatsu@gmail.com

She said one of her favorite foods is lobster. I remember when I was 8 my aunt made lobster that she went all the way up to Maine to get, and I got deathly sick from it. :( Never ate it again.

Kelly said...

Linked on my sidebar@ninthfactor.org

janetfaye said...

I’m far from fluent, but am a capable signer and I often interpret for my deaf child.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I blogged:
http://blog-giveaways.blogspot.com/2009/08/bookin-with-bingo-hachette-rita.html

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

CherylS22 said...

I found it interesting that Karen survived a crash landing of a small commuter jet while reading a Jude Deveraux novel to keep calm. Now she never boards an airplane without a romance novel.

Thanks ~ megalon22{at}yahoo{dot}com

Marjorie said...

Nothing like a good mystery, count me in, I am a follower.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Gwendolyn B. said...

A Guatamalan prison on her 17th birthday?! Wow! What an interesting life! No wonder I'm such a fan! Thanks for the chance to win her book.

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Hailey said...

This sounds like an awesome book! Please enter me.

Lol the "I once ate a live fish in Japan so as not to dishonor my hosts and was then called Karen-san. Sushi is now on my "ick" list." fun fact cracked me up!

Shadowofwonder47[at]yahoo[dot]com

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book to read..
Please enter me..
RJB
loki304[at]tds[dot]net

Cindy said...

I loved reading about this author! Some things that she said that I found interesting were that she met her husband on a blind date when she was 17, she signs for her deaf child (I found that one interesting because I would love to learn sign language), and the fact that she always takes a romance novel along on airplane flights - I totally agree with that!

Please include me in the giveaway!

Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

Cindy said...

I follow you on Twitter and I tweet often about your blog and giveaways! I did so again today.
My username is Soccermom213

Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

Gwendolyn B. said...

I posted this giveaway on my blog here!

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

gaby317 said...

I'd love this book. I really enjoyed I Can See You.

Thought it was hilarious that Karen won't go on a plane without a romance novel, and that she was reading Jude Devereaux at the time. The more I read of and about her, the more I like her.

gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

Dina said...

She spent my seventeenth birthday in a Guatemalan prison!

Dina said...

http://twitter.com/aitmama/status/3268363190

tawnda said...

lol... her father made her read her first scary story at age 8... when her father showed irritation over her choice of reading material thus far... She didn't sleep for weeks... sounds like my daughter... ;-)

Anonymous said...

Here's my favorite fun fact-I have a degree in chemical engineering and have been a product development engineer, a database designer, and a high school chemistry & physics teacher.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Maureen said...

This was pretty interesting:
•I have two patents for making Metamucil taste better.
mce1011[at]aol[dot]com

amanda said...

She is an avid traveler and her favorite foreign city is London.
oheeyore at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I like the fact that she made metamucil taste better ;)

karen k
kmkuka(at)yahoo(dot)com

Froggy said...

She is a fan of Stargate and Stargate Atlantis...i LOVE those shows too! - 1 entry

I added a link to the contest on my sidebar here
http://froggaritavillesbookcase.blogspot.com/ - 1 entry

Thanks for a chance to win!
Froggy
froggarita(at)gmail.com

starryann said...

She once ate a live fish in Japan was the known as Karen San and now does not like sushi

Her father getting her started on adult reading at age 8 with the pit and the pendulum, I believe I also read this at an early age but think was a bit older.
Would love to win this book.

starryann2000@yahoo.com

kalea_kane said...

How crazy is it to know that Karen spent her seventeenth birthday in a Guatemalan prison! That is just about the wildest thing I have ever read! Of course she was visiting a guest but WOW! I only recently discovered Karen Rose and I am absolutely wild about her work. Please enter me!

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

catss99 said...

she has a degree in chemical engineering and have been a product development engineer, a database designer, and a high school chemistry & physics teacher.

amanda
catss99@yahoo.com

kalea_kane said...

+1 I blogged about your giveaway.

http://enroutetolife.blogspot.com/2009/08/giveaways-to-enjoy.html

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

marimasiel said...

I can't get over the fact that she ate live fish. I doubt I could do that. One of my favorite fun facts was that she filled 1,1/2 passports traveling the world. Wish I could do that. It makes people well-rounded when they learn about other cultures.

Rebecca N. said...

At the tender age of 8, she was given The Pit and the Pendulum by her father. She read the entire book just like her father wanted and couldn't sleep for weeks!! That's hilarious!! Poor baby!

imsosweepy { at } gmail { dot } com

Rebecca N. said...

I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/Sparkleglow/status/3567979242

imsosweepy { at } gmail { dot } com

Thanks for the great posts and giveaways!! I really enjoy visiting your site!

mindy said...

she has two patents for improving the taste of metamucil

gaby317 said...

i follow through googlereader and blogger

gaby317nyc at gmail dot com

gaby317 said...

tweeted!

http://twitter.com/startingfreshny

gaby317nyc at gmail dot com

Sarah Z said...

Wow, she ate a live fish in Japan... yuck!
Thanks
Sarah
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

Virginia said...

Karen says "I met my husband on a surprise blind date in 1982. We were seventeen. It wasn't exactly love at first sight but it all worked out and he's been the best part of my life for almost 2/3 of it." Hey, you kids hang in there! gcwhiskas at aol dot com

malleycc said...

Interesting fact: •I once ate a live fish in Japan so as not to dishonor my hosts and was then called Karen-san. Sushi is now on my "ick" list.

I don't like sushi either!

Deedles said...

I learned that she is a fan of Stargate and Stargate Atlantis. My son and I both love those shows.

Alicia said...

She's traveled the world, once filling a passport and a half in three years. Sher favorite foreign city is London, although Rome is right up there.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<


bloggyig at gmail dot com

Pam said...

I love that she signs for her deaf child. So many parents don't, instead expecting their deaf child to speak.

melacan at hotmail dot com

Kira R. said...

Even though Karen is far from being fluent in sign language, she often interprets for her deaf child.

kirar59(AT)yahoo(DOT)ca

booksrmysoul said...

Blair W
blairwlewis@gmail.com

She has a Deaf Child.

I'd love to read her book thanks for this contest!!!

booksrmysoul said...

Blair W
blairwlewis@gmail.com


I twetted http://twitter.com/booksrmysoul/status/3652339867

Anonymous said...

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weloveourdogs@juno.com

I loved that she ate a LIVE fish in Japan...YUCK!!! ;o)

Anonymous said...

Shawna Lewis
weloveourdogs@juno.com

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