Wednesday, December 15, 2010

SAY GOODBYE: A GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED 
SAY GOODBYE
BY LISA GARDNER

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Come into my parlor …

For Kimberly Quincy, FBI Special Agent, it all starts with a pregnant hooker. The story Delilah Rose tells Kimberly about her johns is too horrifying to be true-but prostitutes are disappearing, one by one, with no explanation, and no one but Kimberly seems to care.

Said the spider to the fly …

As a member of the Evidence Response Team, dead hookers aren’t exactly Kimberly’s specialty. The young agent is five months pregnant-she has other things to worry about than an alleged lunatic who uses spiders to do his dirty work. But Kimberly’s own mother and sister were victims of a serial killer. And now, without any bodies and with precious few clues, it’s all too clear that a serial killer has found the key to the perfect murder … or Kimberly is chasing a crime that never happened.

Kimberly’s caught in a web more lethal than any spider’s, and the more she fights for answers, the more tightly she’s trapped. What she doesn’t know is that she’s close-too close-to a psychopath who makes women’s nightmares come alive, and if he has his twisted way, it won’t be long before it’s time for Kimberly to … Say Goodbye.
PRAISE FOR SAY GOODBYE:
“A spider-obsessed killer is hunting Atlanta prostitutes. Luckily, pregnant FBI special agent Kimberly Quincy has a sense of humor and a thick skin (think Frances McDormand in Fargo) as she chases a villain who calls himself Dinchara-it’s an anagram for arachnid. Despite his ridiculous alias, he’s seriously scary and flashbacks to his abusive past achieve a ripped-from-the-headlines authenticity.”  – Katharine Critchlow, Entertainment Weekly
“Lisa Gardner returns with another entertaining thriller featuring Kimberly Quincy, a special agent with the FBI and one of the author’s most likable characters. SAY GOODBYE is a haunting story that might challenge readers with its dark subject matter, but pays off in its fine execution. Quincy investigates the case of a murdered prostitute, which leads her onto the trail of a serial killer who preys on children. Gardner has consistently delivered in recent years, but she’s gone one better with SAY GOODBYE.”- David Montgomery, Chicago Sun-Times
“Absorbing. Gardner keeps the surprises coming to an explosive conclusion …” – Rocky Mountain News
“Gardner knows how to keep the pages turning.” – Portsmouth Herald
“Devastating and completely chilling.” – 4 1/2 stars Jill M. Smith, Romantic Times
“In bestseller Gardner’s engaging if highly disturbing 10th thriller, Delilah Rose is a Georgia prostitute familiar with pregnant FBI Special Agent Kimberly Quincy (“beautiful, brainy, and pedigreed”) through Kimberly’s well-publicized nabbing of the Eco-Killer in The Killing Hour (2003). Delilah asks the detective to investigate her friend Ginny Jones’s possible abduction by a creepy-crawly john who calls himself Dinchara, an anagram of “arachnid.” Delilah, however, turns out not to be who she claims she is, and her ties to the spider-obsessed killer are more complicated than she’ll admit. As the missing persons count rises, some readers may have trouble keeping track of the time sequence amid the shifting points-of-view. Still, Gardner delivers a satisfying resolution in line with what her fans have come to expect: a suspenseful freak show wrapped up with a neatly tied bow.” – Publisher’s Weekly
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: from LISA'S WEBSITE-http://lisagardner.com/
First time I meet someone in person, they almost always say, “How does such a nice girl like you write such dark books?”

The answer: Beats me. I was raised in suburbia by two accountants. Normal childhood, normal house, normal family. Maybe this is simply what so much normalcy does to a kid.

I’ve always loved to read and I’ve always loved to write. At eighteen I got the bright idea to write a romance novel. I needed something to do during the day before I went to my summer job as a waitress. God knows waitressing wasn’t going well. We had this appetizer called flaming saganaki-basically flaming cheese. You’re supposed to serve the sizzling cheese with grand flourish, dousing it in brandy, then tossing a match. Mostly I caught my hair on fire. Then there was the time I flipped the flaming appetizer onto the floor and had to beat it out with a serving tray. Let’s just say my days in food service were numbered, so it was a good thing I was working on a novel.

A funny thing happened my junior year of college. The novel-rewritten several times now-actually sold to Silhouette Intimate Moments. They gave the book the title, WALKING AFTER MIDNIGHT, and me the name Alicia Scott. It was pretty exciting. Then I got the check in the mail. Three thousand dollars. Not much for three years of work. I bought a computer for my new nom de plume, then went out to get a real job.

I became a management consultant. And frankly, that was the best decision for my writing career I ever made.

I absolutely loathed being a consultant. Morning commutes, claustrophobic cubicles, unsympathetic bosses, and worst of all, pantyhose. The only good things were my coworkers and a fresh appreciation of Dilbert cartoons. Basically, I worked as a consultant for twelve hours each day, then wrote romance novels during the odd hours of the night. I ended up producing thirteen romance novels, earning one TV-movie-AT THE MIDNIGHT HOUR (CBS 1995)-and becoming one very tired girl. I needed a change. So I wrote a suspense novel. One where I could kill lots of people, some of whom may or may not bear the same name as various vice presidents who made me work all weekend.

The end result was THE PERFECT HUSBAND. One psychopathic ex-husband, a good half a dozen murders. Bantam scooped up the manuscript, launched it in a huge way, and next thing I knew, I was throwing out all my pantyhose and discovering the delights of daytime TV.

I have to say, being a self-supporting writer is one of the best gigs around. Now, when I have business trips, instead of visiting Manufacturing City, USA, I go to fascinating places like the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. I also haven’t caught anyone on fire with flaming cheese in a very long time.
These days I live in New Hampshire with my wonderful husband who loves auto-racing and black-diamond skiing. I work out of the loft with two barky shelties guarding my feet, and one hostile, three-legged cat banging her head against my leg. Our little girl now frequents the office copying her mom “working”. Sometimes it takes days to find what she typed into the manuscripts.

Life is never quiet. No one around here gets much sleep, but we’re all having fun. Thanks again for stopping by and happy reading.
 
GIVEAWAY

I HAVE ONE BRAND NEW, HARDBACK  
COPY OF THIS GREAT MYSTERY
TO GIVE AWAY FROM ME
TO ONE LUCKY WINNER! 
--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 WHAT YOU READ ABOVE AND THE VIDEO YOU SAW, AND HOW THAT MADE YOU THINK THIS WOULD BE A GOOD BOOK FOR YOU TO WIN AND READ

+1 MORE ENTRY:
COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FIND INTERESTING AT LISA GARDNER'S WEBSITE HERE.
I BET YOU CAN FIND AT LEAST ONE BOOK YOU HAVE READ, OR WOULD LIKE TO READ!

+1 MORE ENTRY: "FOLLOW" LISA GARDNER ON TWITTER AND TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY BY GOING HERE; THEN COME BACK AND LEAVE A LINK I CAN FOLLOW

+1 MORE ENTRY:
BLOG ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND COME BACK AND LEAVE A LINK THAT I CAN FOLLOW

+1 MORE ENTRY: "LIKE" LISA GARDNER ON FACEBOOK HERE AND LEAVE A COMMENT THERE ABOUT ENTERING MY GIVEAWAY FOR SAY GOODBYE

GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, DECEMBER 31
GOOD LUCK!

77 comments:

debbie said...

This sounds like a really good mystery. I liked the idea of the main character.
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Haven said...

I just finished reading one of her books and I'm pretty sure it was about this same character too! So I'm stoked to possibly win this because I really enjoyed the other book. :)

Haven said...

Yup! I was right! I looked on her website and the book I read was called "The Killing Hour". Very twisty. Loved it.

Haven said...

Follow Lisa and tweeted

http://twitter.com/HavensTwit/status/15101946209767424

Haven said...

liked her on facebook and posted

http://www.facebook.com/LisaGardnerBks?ref=ts&v=app_4949752878#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=10150106411890850&id=100001587093790

Haven said...

I bloggged about this here:

http://havensinformer.blogspot.com/2010/12/1215-giveaways.html

CMash said...

Love her books and now know that she has a great sense of humor watching the video. Fingers crossed for this book!!!
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CMash said...

Retweeted here: http://twitter.com/CherylMash
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CMash said...

Read a lot of her books but last one read was "Live To Tell"
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CMash said...

Left post on Lisa Gardner's wall on FB.
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Bethie said...

I love a good mystery and Lisa Gardner never disappoints. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Bethie said...

I have read Alone. I really enjoyed it.

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holdenj said...

It sounds like a good book and I liked Entertainment Weekly's comments too.
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Steve Capell said...

The reviews from various sources has definitely intrigued me! I love mystery novels that have several twists and turns and it sounds like novel has a few of them. Thanks for the opportunity!

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misskallie2000 said...

I loved the video. Lisa has a great sense of humor. I love mystery, suspense and romance for spice in my books. This one has all ingredients for a great book. Would love to win Lisa book.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

misskallie2000 said...

Lisa has a unusual contest on her site: lol
Kill a Friend, Mame a Buddy Sweepstakes (US Edition)
also a International Edition..

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

misskallie2000 said...

Follow Lisa on twitter(@misskallie2000)
Tweet
http://twitter.com/misskallie2000/status/15204691788955648

misskallie2000 said...

Blogged/shared on FB(@Brenda Hill)

http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=156742267705627&id=1424713340

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misskallie2000 said...

Like Lisa on FB(@Brenda Hill)

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Mona said...

Lisa gardner is one of the best mystery book authors. She never disappoints. I am waiting for her next release "Love you More"in March. I already read Say GoodBye and is awesome awesome... Please do not include me in this giveaway. I already have this book.

Linda Kish said...

I thought the video was funny. It's hard to picture her as a comedian after reading her books. I'm glad she switched from romance novels.

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Linda Kish said...

I enjoyed The Perfect Husband among other of her books.

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captainliss40 said...

I love Lisa's books and the Quincy characters. captainliss40@gmail.com

rbooth43 said...

I love Lisa's books and have read The Perfect Husband, The Survivor's Club and The Neighbor. I am now reading Live to tell. Look forward to reading Say Goodbye.
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Tore said...

I love reading Lisa Gardner books. It sounds like a great mystery. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I am terrified of spiders so this should be even more of a thriller for me---I can't wait to read it.

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Anonymous said...

I learned that Lisa started out as a romantic suspense author--Alicia Scott. Maybe I should go back and read some of those books too.

farrell@crosslake.net

moonsword said...

The video is great! It shows she is not only a talented writer, but has a wry sense of humor too!

moonsword said...

Lisa's article "The Villain: Developing the Diabolical Prima Donna" is great!

Karen B said...

Great video, and she's a great writer!

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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

http://twitter.com/#!/alterlisa/status/15481428653375488


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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

Sounds like what might be a perfect murder but with spiders, I can see nightmares on my horizon

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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

Just got "Live to Tell" in the mail this week and looking forward to staring it this weekend.

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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

Liked Lisa Gardener on Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10150106958635850&id=1184379567


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traveler said...

Her mystery and suspense books are compellilng. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

What a surprising and inventive video. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

I have read several of her books which are riveting and unique. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

An entertaining and fun video. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

CarolNWong said...

Lisa Gardner is one of my favorite mystery authors. I remember the Deliah RFose character. Lisa Gardner writes with humor, twists and turns and smartness. That is why I would love to win this book.

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dag888888 said...

Always like novels like this where the FBI agent solves a serial killer mystery.

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Pamela Keener said...

Wow I am a Lisa Gardner fan & this book sounds like a good read.
Love & Hugs,
Pam
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Pamela Keener said...

She sponsors a racecar which her husband drives.
Love & Hugs,
Pam
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Pamela Keener said...

I follow Lisa Gardner on Twitter & I tweeted this giveaway.
http://twitter.com/pam4290/status/15594445885939712
Love & Hugs,
Pam
pk4290(at)comcast(dot)net

Pamela Keener said...

I like Lisa on FB & I posted on her wall that I entered this giveaway.
Love & Hugs,
Pam
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CarolNWong said...

I have read a lot of her older mysteries. I bought them in library bookstores. Of her newer ones, I would like to read 'Live to Tell'.


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CarolNWong said...

I follow Lisa Gardner on Twitter and I tweeted:


Carolee888 is my Twitter name.

http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com/ See this link for a giveaway of 'Say Good-bye'. weeted:

CarolNWong said...

I "liked" Lisa Gardner on Facebook and commented that I had entered the contest for 'Say Goodbye' on Booking with Bingo.



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Susan said...

It looks like a great book. I like the FBI agent. This mystery should be interesting for her to solve.

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Susan said...

Lisa's web site is fantastic. I really like her articles on how to write because I enjoy writing.

susanbillietaylor [at] gmail [dot] com

Susan said...

I like Lisa on Facebook, and left a posting saying I was entering your giveaway.

susanbillietaylor [at] gmail [dot] com

bison61 said...

serial killers & spiders-sounds like a great mystery-I'd like this book

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Janelle said...

Lisa's books never disappoint! Can't wait to read this one.
Thanks for a chance to win this giveaway!
Best wishes,
Chanticlear1atgmaildotcom

Janelle said...

I've read the Killing Hour, & many others, & on her site, you can see the humor in her Kill a Friend, Maim a Buddy contest, too!
Thanks for a chance to win this giveaway!
Best wishes,
Chanticlear1atgmaildotcom

Anonymous said...

Thrillers are my favorite genre. This book sound so good. Also, I enjoy books with an element of humor. I loved Frances McDormand in Fargo.

monagarg@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I visited her site and learned that she burned her hair twice while she was working as a waitress.

So many of her books sound good. I would love to read LOVE YOU MORE.

monagarg@yahoo.com

CarolNWong said...

I follow your blog with an RSS feed on my igoogle page.

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Amy said...

This book sounds like a brain twister, psychological thriller and mystery story wrapped up in one. I'd really like to know how it all plays out and what the end result is. I haven't yet read any Kimberly Quincy books yet but my interest is piqued about this one!

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Amy said...

I definitely want to read "The Neighbor". I loved the excerpts from Lisa's daughter Grace in the 'For Fun" area under "About" such as the bit about how "Mommy says her new book is going to sound funny because 'Mommy doesn't have a thought in her head'". Adorable and very funny!

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MRWriter said...

I haven't read one of her mystery novels yet but I like how the main character gets pulled into the murder investigation.

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MRWriter said...

I'd like to read Love Me More.
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- Marybeth I. said...

Lisa Gardner is one of my favorite writers - she writes suspense that is well written and has a solid plot

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- Marybeth I. said...

I have read the survivor's club

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rubynreba said...

I enjoyed her sense of humor in the video
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rubynreba said...

I learned that the International Thriller Writers awarded The Neighbor Best Hardcover of the Year
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Misusedinnocence said...

I love thrillers, and this sounds awesome. I've never read this author but would really like to start! =)

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Misusedinnocence said...

I would also love to read The Other Daughter, it sounds great!

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Carole Spring said...

I would like to read this book because it sounds like it is another exciting thriller from Lisa Gardner. I enjoyed reading about FBI Special Agent Kimberly Quincy in The Killing Hour.
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Carole Spring said...

I would like to read Love You More, which will be available on March 8, 2011.
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Khyla said...

This sounds like a really good mystery. I liked the idea of the main character.
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Laura H. said...

Well, the video promoting the book was not what I expected, however, it did get the point across. I would like to win this book because I enjoy a good suspense novel and would like to see how she weaves a fascination with spiders into the storyline.

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Laura H. said...

I love books about FBI profilers and how they break down the psyche of a killer. "The Perfect Husband" sounds like a real page turner.

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Laura H. said...

Follow Lisa on Twitter @MamaHendo3 and tweeted giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/MamaHendo3/status/20942436008206336

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Laura H. said...

"Liked" Lisa Gardner on FB and left comment: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10150115928620850&id=1336711064

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Nancye said...

I would like to read this book because it sounds intriguing.

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Nancye said...

Something interesting: Lisa sold her first book at age 20.

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Nancye said...

I like Lisa on Facebook and I left a comment on her wall.

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Nancye said...

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