Monday, February 14, 2011

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY GIVEAWAY DOUBLE TREAT!


WIN TWO VALENTINE BOOKS!
 
GIVEAWAY ENDED 
DEATH OF A VALENTINE
A Hamish Macbeth Mystery
BY M.C. BEATON

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Amazing news has spread across the Scottish countryside. The most famous of highland bachelors, police sergeant Hamish Macbeth, will be married at last. Everyone in the village of Lochdubh adores Josie McSween, Macbeth's newest constable and blushing bride-to-be.

While locals think Josie is quite a catch, Hamish has a case of prenuptial jitters. After all, if it weren't for the recent murder of a beautiful woman in a neighbouring village, there wouldn't be a wedding at all. For it was a mysterious Valentine's Day package--delivered to the victim before her death--that initially drew Hamish and Josie together on the investigation. As they work side by side, Hamish and Josie soon discover that the woman's list of admirers was endless, confirming Hamish's suspicion that love can be blind, deaf . . . and deadly.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
M.C. Beaton lives in the Cotswolds with her husband. In addition to the Hamish Macbeth series, she writes the Agatha Raisin mystery series. 






 GIVEAWAY ENDED
MY ZOMBIE VALENTINE
by KATIE MACALISTER
ANGIE FOX
MARIANNE MANCUSI
& LISA CACH

ABOUT THE BOOK:
This book is a quartet of comedic zombie romances by bestselling authors will keep your attention as you laugh your way through Valentine's Day!

FOUR WOMEN ARE ABOUT TO DIG UP THE TRUTH!

Tired of boyfriends who drain you dry? Sick of guys who stay out all night howling at the moon? You can do better. Some men want you not only for your body, but your brains. Especially your brains.

It’s true! There are men out there who care—early-rising, down-to-earth, indefatigable men who’ll follow you for miles. They’ll take the time to surprise you, over and over. One sniff of that perfume, and you’ll have to use a shotgun to fight them off. And then, once you get together, all they want is to share a nice meal. And another. And another.

Romeo and Juliet, eat your hearts out.


ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
KATIE MACALISTER
For as long as she can remember, Katie MacAlister has loved reading. Growing up in a family where a weekly visit to the library was a given, Katie spent much of her time with her nose buried in a book. Despite her love for novels, she didn’t think of writing them until she was contracted to write a non-fiction book about software. Since her editor refused to allow her to include either witty dialogue or love scenes in the software book, Katie swiftly resolved to switch to fiction, where she could indulge in world building, tormenting characters, and falling madly in love with all her heroes. Two years after she started writing novels, Katie sold her first romance, Noble Intentions. More than thirty books later, her novels have been translated into numerous languages, been recorded as audiobooks, received several awards, and are regulars on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. She also writes for the young adult audience as Katie Maxwell. Katie lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and dogs, and can often be found lurking around online. FOR MORE ABOUT KATIE, VISIT HER WEBSITE HERE

ANGIE FOX
Angie Fox is the New York Times bestselling author of the Accidental Demon Slayer series. She claims that researching her books can be just as much fun as writing them. In the name of fact-finding, Angie has ridden with Harley biker gangs, explored the tunnels underneath Hoover Dam and found an interesting recipe for Mamma Coalpot’s Southern Skunk Surprise (she’s still trying to get her courage up to try it). Angie earned a Journalism degree from the University of Missouri. She worked in television news and then in advertising before beginning her career as an author. FOR MORE ABOUT ANGIE, VISIT HER WEBSITE HERE

MARIANNE MANCUSI
When not out exposing scams and righting wrongs, Emmy award–winning TV news producer Marianne Mancusi is probably writing. Before she was old enough to even pick up a pen, she’d dictate stories for her ever-patient mother to transcribe. Now, as a so-called “adult,” she’s left the fanciful unicorn and princess stories behind in favor of funny chick lit tales in which her uninhibited heroines can get drunk and dance on tables if they so desire. As if writing and TV producing weren’t enough to keep her busy, Marianne also enjoys snowboarding, barhopping, shopping, dancing to '80s music, and her favorite guilty pleasure––video games. She lives in Boston's historic North End with her dog Molly. You can write to Marianne online at www.mariannemancusi.com. FOR MORE ABOUT MARIANNE, VISIT HER WEBSITE HERE

LISA CACH
When not reading or writing — or more likely, procrastinating writing (a.k.a. an essential part of the writing process, during which ideas ferment) — I can often be found out in the garden, obsessively rearranging plants and plucking weeds. I like the physical reality of gardening: I use my muscles, I get dirty, I create something I can look at. It’s a good antidote to the purely internal work of writing. After graduating, I worked for three years on the graveyard shift at a crisis line. I enjoyed it well enough, but wasn’t satisfied. My heart was turning me back towards writing, and I decided to try again. I wrote two more books, submitted them to publishers without an agent, and was working on a third book –and on the verge of giving up yet again, given all the rejection letters I was receiving– when I finally heard that Chris Keeslar at Dorchester Publishing was interested in “The Changeling Bride.” That moment was probably the happiest of my writing career, before or since. My writing career since has taken me from paranormals to chick lit to romantic erotica, and most recently to a young adult novel, “Wake Unto Me” (March 2011). I’m hoping to do more YA, as I enjoyed writing it so much, and I’m also taking a course on illustrating children’s books. I don’t know what the future will bring, but I’m content for now to enjoy the present. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT LISA, VISIT HER WEBSITE HERE 
GIVEAWAY 

I HAVE ONE COPY OF EACH BOOK ABOVE TO 
GIVE AWAY 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 SIMPLY TELL ME YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS AND WHICH OF THE BOOKS YOU WANT TO WIN THE MOST (BUT THE WINNER WINS BOTH ANYWAY)
 
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+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING INTERESTING YOU FIND WHEN YOU VISIT ANY ONE OF MY ZOMBIE VALENTINE AUTHORS' WEBSITES (LINKS ABOVE IN AUTHOR DESCRIPTION)

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO GET, OR DID GET, AS A VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT
 GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, MARCH 5!
 GOOD LUCK!

                                                         

111 comments:

Commchick said...

I met my boyfriend through work.

belchers@jccal.org

Commchick said...

For Valentine's Day, I would be happy to be able to spend some time with my boyfriend. I haven't seen him since November.

belchers@jccal.org

Karen B said...

Death of a Valentine is my choice to read.

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Karen B said...

I'd love to get a spring bouquet and/or chocolate for Valentine's Day.
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debbie said...

I would choose death of a valentine, I love Hamish, he is one of my favorite characters.
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debbie said...

I would like to read the dangerous book for demon slayers by angie fox.
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debbie said...

I would love to get some nice chocolate.
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Carol N Wong said...

Well, the 'Death of a Valentine' is a cozy, one of my most favorite genres and second is funny, 'My Zoombie Valentine' so they both would be good reads. I would choose
'Death of a Valentine'.


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Carol N Wong said...

I tweeted:

http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com/? Giveaway of 'Death of a Valentine' and 'My Zombie Valentine'.

My Twitter name is Carolee888

Carol N Wong said...

I went Katie MacAlister's site and took the quiz "What Supernatural Pet is Right for you? LOL I ended up with Frodo the Talking Dog!


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Connie said...

Hi! I would pick My Zombie Valentine if I had to choose. Thanks for a double giveaway! :)

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Carol N Wong said...

Either flowers or chocolate would be great!


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Nutz4reading said...

The two books look interesting. I would love to read Death of a Valintine.

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Nutz4reading said...

I posted about the contest on my blog! Here is the link

http://bookandmoviechat.blogspot.com/2011/02/contestcontestcontest.html

traveler said...

I would like to read Death of a Valentine. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I would like time, precious time to spend with my love. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

I would enjoy Death of a Valentine. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

The gift of a quiet walk along the seashore. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

Nutz4reading said...

I went to Angie Fox's site and took the What's your Biker Witch Name? I was given Crumple Toed Cheesie Steel Butt.

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Nutz4reading said...

Well since this is a St. Valentine's Day without my hubby (not due to death) I will be spending my early evening with my lawyer to start the divorce process. Ironic and it isn't me that wants the divorce so fast. Otherwise I will then spend the rest of my night with a good book, tv and my son.

Happy Valentine's Day!!

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Anne said...

I most want to read Death of a valentine because I want to see if Hamish really gets married this time.

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Anne said...

I found out Katie McAllister is getting two of her YA books re-released with MUCH nicer covers.

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Anne said...

I would love to get a pound box of milk chocolate caramels from Fannie May. Yum!

acm05atjuno.com

Steve Capell said...

Death of a Valentine is my choice because mystery is my favorite genre. Not so sure the second one would be one of my favorite books ... but I have a daughter-in-law that would love to read it I am sure.

Sorry to hear everything that Nutz4reading is going through ... not a good way to spend Valentine's day. I hope next year's Valentine's day is a day worth celebrating.

The wife and I will be going to our favorite fish restaurant tonight Bonefish. I am looking forward to our date!

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

Brimful Curiosities said...

My husband is a huge Hamish MacBeth/M.C. Beaton cozy mystery fan so I'm entering for him. Romantic, no?

mamabunny13 said...

If I had to choose I would go for Death of a Valentine.
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mamabunny13 said...

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mamabunny13 said...

My hubby is getting me a flat screen tv..it's a combo birthday/valentines gift. Way better than flowers.

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Anonymous said...

The M.C. Beaton book would be a safe choice for the book I would like to read most--but I'm feeling adventurous today and zombies and valentines just seem to be such a strange combination that I've got to say I'd reae that book first.

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Anonymous said...

I would like to get anything from my husband for Valentine's Day--but he just doesn't celebrate holidays of any kind.

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Anonymous said...

Mari Mancusi has a dog named Mesquite.

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Tore said...

I would love to read both books. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

holdenj said...

I would like to win Death of a Valentine--I'm a big Agatha Raisin fan, but haven't read Beaton's other series.
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

holdenj said...

Many years ago, my hubby said he knew I was the one when I chose new tires over a fancy dinner out on Valentine's Day.
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

Kaity said...

I would love to win the book containing a Katie MacAlister story the most.

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Kaity said...

For Valentine's Day I love to get chocolate. I can't get enough of the stuff.

bittenbooks at gmail dot com

moonsword said...

I've never read any Hamish Macbeth mysteries so I'd love to win "Death of a Valentine". Thank you!

Amber said...

I think I would most like to win Death of a Valentine - I love mysteries!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I was serenaded last night with a ukelele! That was something special :)
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I learned that Angie Fox is giving away “Kiss My Asphalt” t-shirts to her newsletter subscribers!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

mverno said...

i love romance novels
mverno@roadrunner.com

Lisa R/alterlisa said...

http://twitter.com/#!/alterlisa/status/37707581384433664

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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

DEATH OF A VALENTINE would be my choice
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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

Just a quiet meal with my sweetie!

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

The one I want to read is-both! For this purpose, I will pick "My Zombie Valentine".

dwellenstein at cox dot net

Deborah Wellenstein said...

My husbsnd got me a beautiful hand made glass heart.

dwellenstein at cox dot net

Kaye said...

Death of a Valentine would be my choice. I thought M.C. Beaton lived in Scotland - interesting to see she lives in the Cotswalds= gives more credence to her Agatha raisin series.

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Kaye said...

GFC follower

bison61 said...

MY ZOMBIE VALENTINE would be my first read

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Linda Kish said...

I would like the read Death of a Valentine first.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

I never get anything for Valentine's Day. When my son was little he would make something at school but, being a single parent, that's all I'd get.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

Katie MacAlister has a huge collection of books that sound fun... like You Slay Me.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Sarah E said...

These books sound great! I would most like to win Death of a Valentine. Please enter me in this giveaway!

bookloversarah at yahoo dot com

Sarah E

Sarah E said...

Tweet:

http://twitter.com/BookLoverSarah/status/39397015209119745

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Sarah E

Sarah E said...

I found it interesting that author Marianne wished she could be a vampire when she was in high school.

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Sarah E

Sarah E said...

I would like to get flowers on Valentine's.

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Sarah E

Laura H. said...

I love the covers for these books but I think I'd want to win "Death of a Valentine" more because I've read other Hamish Macbeth books and enjoyed them.

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Laura H. said...

Tweeted giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/MamaHendo3/status/39494901859090432

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Laura H. said...

From Lisa Cach's website I learned that she was engaged to her husband within 3 weeks of meeting him and married him 8 months later.

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Laura H. said...

For Valentine's Day I would have loved to get a Kindle but got a box of chocolates instead. Oh, well! There's always next year!

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Laura H. said...

February FB fan bonus entry (Laura G. Henderson).

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YWLiang said...

I would love to read My Zombie Valentine! It sounds like a funny read :D After reading 'About the book' I still don't know what it's about but I do love what was said!


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CherylS22 said...

I never heard of M.C. Beaton's books until I started blog hopping. The Hamish Macbeth Mystery series looks so good to read.
Thanks for the giveaway!
megalon22 at yahoo dot com

CherylS22 said...

Forgot to mention in the previous comment that I most want to win the M.C. Beaton book.

I visited Marianne Mancusi's & learned that her interest in vampires goes back to her high school days & that she enjoys going goth clubbing.

megalon22 at yahoo dot com

CherylS22 said...

My husband bought me 3 red roses & a great card for Valentine's day. We spent Valentine's weekend making nice dinners & watching movies.

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ellie said...

I love both of M.C. Beaton's series and I'd love to win Death of a Valentine the most.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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ellie said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/eswright18/status/39785041731129344
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ellie said...

I got a very sweet card and yellow roses from my son on Valentines Day.
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CherylS22 said...

FB Fan February Bonus Entry
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clynsg said...

I like the English mystery genre, and Beaton is a pro at writing them. I want Death of a Valentine the most.

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MRWriter said...

I'd most like to read "My Zombie Valentine," but they both sound like fun reads!

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MRWriter said...

I'd like to read Mancusi's "Blood Ties" or "Night School" books.

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MRWriter said...

I didn't get anything for V-day, but would've liked chocolates.

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Meredith said...

I think I'd like Death of a Valentine more. My Zombie Valentine sounds like those guys want my brains just a little too much!

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Meredith said...

I think I'd like Death of a Valentine more. My Zombie Valentine sounds like those guys want my brains just a little too much!

meredithfl at gmail dot com

Meredith said...

Lisa Cach has a book coming soon called Wake Unto Me that looks good!

meredithfl at gmail dot com

Meredith said...

For Valentine's, I got the traditional chocolate and rose, and dinner out. It was a lovely day!

meredithfl at gmail dot com

Jolee said...

Love Hamish Macbeth series! :-) joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

Love to get some one on one time w/ my man on V Day. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

Learned from Mari Manusci's page that she is as cute as a button. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Quetzi said...

I love the brain munching Zombie type boys that will follow you to the end of earth! Chick Lit is also a big thing with me since I find it's a fun way for me to break loose & let down my hair, so to speak! Also, the paparnormal intrigues me & can keep me glued to the story for hours on end without wanting to put the book down. All these author's, some of which are already my favorites, sound like great reads to look forward to so I can unwind from the daily stressers of life.

Ciao For Now,
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Quetzi said...

Hi,

Sad to say, I didn't get anything on Valentine's Day since I don't have anyone special in my life. Waaa Waaaaaaa......but if I did, I would go for the classical box of delicious chocolate candy (Lindsor's are my favorite)& a bouquet of flowers, I love carnations in assorted colors mixed together or Orquids. That plus one of my favorite author's books would've been my perfect gift for Valentine's Day since there's nothing better than reading a good book, while surrounded with a wonderful aroma from a bouquet of flowers while eating delicious chocolates! YUMMY! Makes my mouth water just thinking about it!

Ciao For Now,
QuetziLibros@aol.com

Karen B said...

"FB Fan February Bonus Entry".
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Jenn S. said...

Could use some comedy in my life at the moment, I would choose "My Zombie Valentine."

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Jenn S. said...

I got way too much chocolate and some some beautiful roses from my wonderful husband.

jas8929 at gmail dot com

Sharon said...

I love M.C. Beaton. Have read everything she's ever written.

Sharon
alsam66 at gmail dot com

Sharon said...

For Valentine's I got Bonjovi tickets from my husband. Jon Bonjovi is my give me, so that's shows how much he loves me.

Sharon
alsam66 at gmail dot com

MarthaE said...

I would love to read Death of a Valentine first. Altho I like anthologies too and have been wanting to read several of these authors.
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MarthaE said...

Extra Entry:
Visiting Katie MacAlister's site I learned that I have books 2 and 3 of the Noble series but I have to get #1. I didn't realize they were a series.
I want to get Death's Excellent Vacation. :-)
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speck135les said...

zombies? is that anything like my husband peeling out of bed after an all nighter of creating jewelry?and if the coffees not ready i think he would eat my brains

Lisa said...

Both books sound good because I love mysteries but I love zombie books so My Zombie Valentine would be my top pick.

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Nickolay said...

My favorite book is My Zombie Valentine because I love Zombies and who wouldn't want a Zombie Valentine!

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Nickolay said...

Tweeted

http://twitter.com/parkerozgood/status/43773825627856896

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Anonymous said...

Nice read; "Death of a Valentine"!

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Kelly Grant said...

These sound like amazing reads. I would love to read My Zombie Valentine

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susansmoaks said...

i really want to read my zombie valentine
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purango said...

Death Of A Valentine sounds like a very good mystery. I love mysteries. garrettsambo@aol.com

Sylvia said...

They both look interesting, but I'm leaning towards My Zombie Valentine. Thanks for the chance!

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Sylvia said...

I got married on Valentines Day of 2009. It was a nice gift! ;0)
It is also the only time of year I get flowers.
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susan1215 said...

Death of a Valentine

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susan1215 said...

My husband took me out to dinner for Valentines day

Jim said...

I haven't read any of those books, but i would read Death of a Valentine

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Jim said...

i tweeted

http://twitter.com/#!/JCoyne1031/status/44067266601562113

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Diane52 said...

Death of a Valentine , Please...Every Valentine's Day my hubby brings me red carnations, i kind of would like to tease him and ask him for pink next year... but maybe he'll become the Valentine Zombie
Diane Baum
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Atreau said...

I'm really looking forward to reading DEATH OF A VALENTINE.

dvice12 said...

These books sound great. I like Death of a Valentine.
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Mona said...

I have seen this cozy series around the blogoshere and I would really like to try them out. The story sounds interesting and I like the cover.

I've never read a zombie book much less a comedic zombie romance. This collection of stories sounds fun and the intro was funny.

I think I would want to win DEATH OF A VALENTINE the most.

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Mona said...

Visited Katie's site and was amused that she listed tormenting yer husband as a hobby. I love an author with a sense of humor.

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Mona said...

Valentine's Day is like any other day for us. But if I had to choose, I would like good take-out, a yummy dessert(ice cream cake or tiramisu), and relaxing with a good movie.

monagarg@yahoo.com

Betsy said...

When I read "a weekly visit to the library was a given, Katie spent much of her time with her nose buried in a book". I identified completely with her. My mother encouraged me to read, and let me read HER libary books, too (because our small-town librarian would not let me check out "adult" books_.
But then she spent the rest of my childhood and teen years scolding me for always having my nose in a book!

Because I love Scotland and Hamish, I'd prefer the M C Beaton book to read about Hamish's wedding--if it comes off.

Betsy said...

For Valentine's Day, I received a beautiful long-stemmed rose from my dance instructor (Fred Astaire studio) and then a lovely bouquet of mixed flowers from my daughter.
Flowers are my favorite gift on ANY occasion (cause I don't need the calories in candy!)

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