Tuesday, July 20, 2010

SPELLMANS STRIKE AGAIN: PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED
THE SPELLMANS STRIKE AGAIN

BY LISA LUTZ

ABOUT THE BOOK:

First among her priorities as head of Spellman Investigations is to dig up some dirt on the competition, slippery ex-cop Rick Harkey -- a task she may enjoy a little too much. Next, faced with a baffling missing-persons case at the home of an aging millionaire, Izzy hires an actor friend, Len, to infiltrate the mansion as an undercover butler -- a role he may enjoy a little much.

Meanwhile, Izzy is being blackmailed by her mother (photographic evidence of Prom Night 1994) to commit to regular blind dates with promising professionals -- an arrangement that doesn't thrill Connor, an Irish bartender on the brink of becoming Ex-boyfriend #12.

At Spellman headquarters, it's business as unusual. Doorknobs and light fixtures are disappearing every day, Mom's been spotted crying in the pantry, and a series of increasingly demanding Spellman Rules (Rule #27: No Speaking Today) can't quite hold the family together. Izzy also has to decipher weekly "phone calls from the edge" from her octogenarian lawyer, Morty, as well as Detective Henry Stone's mysterious interest in rekindling their relationsh...well, whatever it was.

Just when it looks like things can't go more haywire, little sister Rae's internship researching pro bono legal cases leads the youngest Spellman to launch a grassroots campaign that could spring an innocent man from jail -- or land Rae in it.

The Spellmans Strike Again is hands down the most hilarious, thrilling, and moving book in this bestselling, award-nominated series. And it proves beyond a reasonable doubt that Isabel Spellman, no matter how much she matures, will never be able to follow Rule #1: Act Normal.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Lisa Lutz is the author of The Spellman Files, a New York Times best-seller; Curse of the Spellmans, a national best-seller and nominee for both the Macavity and Edgar® Awards for Best Novel of 2008; and the critically acclaimed Revenge of the Spellmans. Although she attended UC Santa Cruz, UC Irvine, the University of Leeds in England, and San Francisco State University, she still does not have a bachelor’s degree. Lisa spent most of the 1990s hopping through a string of low-paying odd jobs while writing and rewriting the screenplay Plan B, a mob comedy. After the film was made in 2000, she vowed she would never write another screenplay. A motion picture adaptation of The Spellman Files is in development with Paramount Pictures.

GIVEAWAY

I HAVE ONE COPY OF THIS FUN
AND EXCITING BOOK TO GIVE
AWAY MYSELF, BRAND NEW,
HARDBACK EDITION.



--U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES
---INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
IN CASE YOU WIN!
--ALL COMMENTS MUST BE SEPARATE TO
COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE!

HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FOUND INTERESTING ABOUT LISA LUTZ'S VIDEO ABOUT THE SPELLMANS AND THE BOOKS

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING INTERESTING YOU FIND WHEN YOU GO TO LISA LUTZ'S WEBSITE HERE

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON ANOTHER CURRENT ENTRY OF MINE YOU HAVE ENTERED. YOU MAY COMMENT ON EACH ENTRY SEPARATELY AND THEY WILL EACH COUNT AS ANOTHER ENTRY.

GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST,
AUGUST 8!


GOOD LUCK!

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145 comments:

Steve Capell said...

I haven’t read any of this author’s books, but the video review sounds like a book that I would take pleasure in reading. I found it interesting that she has done PI work in the past and that she actually followed a suspect into a bar to find out more information. This life sounds intriguing, but at the same time sounds a bit scary. I must say that this series sounds interesting and the video really has peaked my desire to read this book. Thanks you so much for hosting this giveaway.

steven(dot)capell(at)gmail(dot)com

rubynreba said...

She described Izzy as Nancy Drew after a bottle of Jack Daniels.
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rubynreba said...

Lisa donated signed copies of 4 Spellman books to the 2010 Online Auction for Diabetes Research.
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Anonymous said...

I haven't read any of the author's book but they sound like something that I could get hooked on!

I wonder why the doorknobs and the light fixtures are disappearing at the headquarters.

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Anonymous said...

I went to author's site and am even more interested in reading her books because the site says that the investigative family is dysfunctional and funny at the same time!

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Anonymous said...

I also entered the contest for the Rule of Nine.


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Anonymous said...

And I entered the contest for Cowboy and Wills.


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Anonymous said...

I entered the contest for Between Two Worlds.


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gcpeach17 said...

I haven't read any of this author's books either but, when she said in the vidoe that Izzy was Nancy Drew after a bottle of Jack, I was sure I wanted to read her. I loved Nancy Drew as a child and I can't wait to read about her after drinking. :) Thanks, for the giveaway. These giveaways have opened up a whole new stream of books to read and enjoy.

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gcpeach17 said...

I entered the 'One Season of Sunshine' giveaway.

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Cindy W. said...

I haven't had the opportunity to read anything by Lisa Lutz but it sounds like I definitely need to add her work to my 'need to read' list. Please enter my name into your drawing and thank you for the chance to win a copy.

Smiles & Blessings,
Cindy W.

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Cindy W. said...

I visited Lisa's website and I found it unique that there are pairs of eyes traveling and 'looking' through her header.

Smiles & Blessings,
Cindy W.

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Cindy W. said...

I entered your To Kill a Mockingbird giveaway.

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allisonsbj3 said...

I think it's funny that Izzy is being blackmailed by her mom with a prom photo.

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Tore said...

I haven't read any of those books but the series sounds really great. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

holdenj said...

I love Izzy and all the Spellmans--the video is great, but no worries, I'd read a new Spellman novel any day!
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holdenj said...

I was glad to see a link to the Free Schmidt website at Lutz's site.
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I entered the RITA giveaway.
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holdenj said...

I entered the Dead in the Family giveaway.
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rbooth43 said...

Spellmans Strike Again sounds like a great read.

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rbooth43 said...

I entered the One Season Of Sunshine giveaway.

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Anonymous said...

Hi! This looks like a cool book to read. I like the fact that she did work for a PI agency and got to do survellance work eventually. I think this experience helped her write a lot of great books. Would love to win this! :)

Connie
connie_bryant@hotmail.com

Linda Kish said...

Nancy Drew after a bottle of Jack Daniels...good description.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

I entered the Dead in the Family giveaway

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Linda Kish said...

I loved her column Ask Lutz... such fun

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Pam S (pams00) said...

lol I liked her description of Izzy and found it interesting she has done PI work.

Pam S
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Pam S (pams00) said...

You can invite Lisa on a call if you have a book group.

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Pam S (pams00) said...

commented/entered SHOULDER BAGS AND SHOOTINGS GIVEAWAY

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Jolee said...

Found out that the author worked at a family run PI firm in the San Francisco Bay area that was both affectionate and paranoid. ;-) joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

Also entered Curtains. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

Learned that the author was at the SFPL yesterday. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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Shirley said...

I liked the video, she's very politically correct with the things she says. lol You can tell she's not wanting to offend anyone. I thought it was humourus and I'm excited to read the book because I feel like I know some of the charcaters already.

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Shirley said...

I found out she moves around a lot! lol Must have been an interesting life. Having not moved that much in my whole life I think it would be kind of fun to move around! Freedom!

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Christine H said...

I enjoy watching videos about the books I might read. I learned a lot about the book and the writer, very interesting!

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Christine H said...

i learned this: Jim Halterman (“entertainment guru”) has a great interview with Lisa on his website, and is giving away a complete signed set of all the four SPELLMAN books
going to have to enter :)

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degood said...

I thought it was intersting to hear her talk about working at a family run PI firm.

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degood said...

I thought it was interesting from her website that she moved to Seattle to write this book and now has moved back to San Francisco and has vowed to stay there for a while.

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