Tuesday, September 04, 2012

IN A FIX release day + giveaway!!


It's the *release* (book birthday) of the debut novel by my very good friend and crit partner, Linda Grimes!


Linda and I have been online friends and writing compatriots for...10 years? (or more) We connected on Compuserve Writer's Forum back in the day, both nestled into a small writer's support group (Kickass Writer Chicks), and then both moved on to a different but also amazing small writer's support group (Team Sparkle). We've emailed each other through many books, queries, agent-crises, submission-crises, writing highs, plot craziness, and personal Stuff. We've met twice, on two different coasts, and had a few phone calls, some in tears. I was one of the first people to read IN A FIX and fall in love with Ciel (and Mark and Billy). I am SO VERY proud and excited to see her book out there in the world, where everyone else can read it too!

To celebrate, and to thank Linda for all her support, I'm going to give away a copy of IN A FIX to one lucky winner.

To tantalize you, here's the book blurb from Goodreads:
The start of an original new urban fantasy series starring human chameleon Ciel Halligan

Snagging a marriage proposal for her client while on an all-expenses-paid vacation should be a simple job for Ciel Halligan, aura adaptor extraordinaire. A kind of human chameleon, she’s able to take on her clients’ appearances and slip seamlessly into their lives, solving any sticky problems they don’t want to deal with themselves. No fuss, no muss. Big paycheck.

This particular assignment is pretty enjoyable... that is, until Ciel’s island resort bungalow is blown to smithereens and her client’s about-to-be-fiancĂ© is snatched by modern-day Vikings. For some reason, Ciel begins to suspect that getting the ring is going to be a tad more difficult than originally anticipated.

Going from romance to rescue requires some serious gear-shifting, as well as a little backup. Her best friend, Billy, and Mark, the CIA agent she’s been crushing on for years—both skilled adaptors—step in to help, but their priority is, annoyingly, keeping her safe. Before long, Ciel is dedicating more energy to escaping their watchful eyes than she is to saving her client’s intended.

Suddenly, facing down a horde of Vikings feels like the least of her problems.
 Doesn't that sound fabulous? So here's all you have to do to win:

1. Comment below, saying (even if you haven't read the book) whether you think you'd be Team Mark or Team Billy. BOTH ARE GOOD CHOICES.
2. Have an address in North America where I can send the book.
3. Enter by 5 PM Mountain time TOMORROW, September 5th. That's right, you have TWO DAYS to enter, and that's it!

I'll send you a copy direct from a lovely online bookstore!

**contest is closed!!** winner will be announced TOMORROW!


Patty Blount said...

Sign me up! I'm going with Team Mark because I have no idea which one is 'better' yet. I just like his name.

Unknown said...

Team Mark. Gotta love the secret agents!

Victoria said...

Team Billy. What can I say, I have a soft spot for best-friends-turned-romance subplots.

Sara Metz said...

Team Mark - gotta love it when a crush turns into the real thing!

Deborah said...

Whoohoo! I am so excited for Linda. And me. Can't wait to read this baby!

And, um, I'm voting for Team Mark. 'Cause I have a thing for mysterious, justice-serving men. And the letter M. It reminds me of camel humps. And camel humps remind me of Linda's blog. And Linda's blog makes me laugh. Actually, Linda's kick-ass sense of humor makes me laugh. Which is why I must win IN A FIX!


americangirlemmie said...

I am going with, Team Mark. Though, I may change my mind after reading the book...

Caroline said...

Ooooh, gotta be Team Mark. Always go with the spook ... and yay for Compuserve Writer's Forum! I was in there myself back in 199?... whoa, has it been that long? GO TEAM MARK!

Elizabeth Briggs said...

This sounds really cool. Gotta go with Mark... I love me some hot CIA agents. ;)

Annika said...


Michael Lee Wolfe said...

Team Mark, Mark is a strong name!

Michelle Wolfson said...

Team Billy!!! Because...well, read the book. Better go buy one if you don't win it!

Sandy said...

Both of them are good choices but I have to stick with Billy. TEAM BILLY FTW.

And thank you for the giveaway! It's really kind of you :)

Laurie Lamb said...

Team Mark! IN A FIX sounds very exciting.