May 28, 2009

My very 1st Giveaway!

I'm hosting my very first Giveaway to celebrate the fact that I had a great party last night! lol :P
I'm super happy, and I thought this would make
you happy!!!

The book I'll be giving away to 5 (yes 5) lucky people is
The Night Gardener By George Pelecanos, courtesy of Hachette Book Group
(open to residents of U.S. and Canada only please and no P.O. boxes, ends Tuesday, June 3oth).

Starred Review: Pelecanos (Drama City) delivers a dignified, character-driven epic that succeeds as both literary novel and page-turner. In 1985, the body of a 14-year-old girl turns up in a Washington, D.C., park, the latest in a series of murders by a killer the media dub "The Night Gardener." T.C. Cook, the aging detective on the case, works with a quiet, almost monomaniacal, focus. Also involved are two young uniformed cops, Gus Ramone, who's diligent, conscientious and unimpressed by heroics, and Dan "Doc" Holiday, an adrenaline junkie who's decidedly less straight.

Fast forward 20 years. Detective Ramone, now married with kids of his own, investigates the murder of one of his teenage son's friends. The homicide closely resembles the earlier unsolved Night Gardener murders. Holiday, now an alcoholic chauffeur and bodyguard, follows the case on his own and tracks down Cook, long retired but still obsessed with the original murders. While the three work together toward a suspenseful ending, Pelecanos emphasizes the fallacy of "solving" a murder and explores the ripple effects of violent crime on society.

To enter, just leave a comment saying that you would like to enter. MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS!

Extra entries are as follows: (PLEASE leave ALL entries in the SAME post!)

+2 Existing Followers/Subscribers (tell me!)
+1 New Followers/Subscribers (tell me!)
+3 Link to this giveaway with the button I'm leaving at the beggining of the post (blog post/sidebar, and leave link for me)
+1 Tweet this contest (make sure you put @EllaPress in the tweet somewhere, and tell me in your comment)
+1 New or Existing Twitter followers (tell me and leave your username in the comment)
+1 if you become a George Pelecanos fan on Facebook. (tell me!)

I'll ramdomly select a winner on July 1st, and blog the result.
good luck!

greetings from the dark road,

57 monkey thought (s):

Unknown said...

Please enter me in the contest.

I am following you on Twittter. I am @WayneHurlbert

I also tweeted about your contest to get you lots of entries. :-)

KR said...

I'd love this.


KR said...

I'm following on Twitter - Sumrthyme


mindy said...

very nice thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

Unknown said...

Please enter me. Thanks.


Kristi @ Mi Vida Ocupada said...

I'm in! Sounds like a book I'd love...

scottsgal said...

I enjoy his books count me in please

msboatgal at

A Reader said...

Sounds great!

Following (liane66)
Thanks for the giveaway!

JG said...

Hey, great contest, definitely add me in!


Abby said...

I love the title of this book, sounds great!

ajcmeyer AT go DOT com

cstironkat said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I would love to read something other than textbooks.

katrina said...

Please enter me in your contest. Thank you!

katrina said...

Following you on Blogger.

katrina said...
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katrina said...

Following you on Twitter, @katt_v.

Debbie said...

I'd love to win this!

Belinda said...

I would like to enter.
1bmore @ gmail . com

HilLesha O'Nan said...

I'd love to read this book! :)

I became a George Pelecanos fan on Facebook.

I'm following your blog as a new follower.

I'm following you on Twitter.

lilacbutterfly [at]

CatCrazy7 said...

Having read The Turnaround by the same author I have The Night Gardener on my TBR list.

espressogurl at hotmail dot com

CatCrazy7 said...

New follower. (rubymoon/Blogger)

contact: espressogurl at hotmail dot com

rubynreba said...

Congratulations on your first giveaway! Love to have the book.

Anonymous said...

zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

CONGRATS my friend! Hope everything goes beautiful for you :)
Please enter me to win this great read and I thank you kindly ~

Diana D said...

I just recently read my first George Pelacanos novel and thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

Fokxxy said...

I would love to be entered.


Anonymous said...

I love your monkeys. I don't get to say that everyday.

13rubberducks [at] gmail [dot] com

D Q said...

I'd like to enter.

Nickolay said...

Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance


Dixie said...

This book sounds awesome. I'd love to win.
I'm a new follower of your blog.
I'm following you on twitter as southrngrl.
I tweeted the giveaway.


ABCD Diaries said...

This sounds great! Thanks for the chance:)

ABCD Diaries said...

New follower:)

Marie said...

I would love to read this, it sounds great!

Marie said...

I am a new follower.

Marie said...

I also follow you on twitter -- doodlebug40.

Anonymous said...

I would absolutely love to win this book. Please enter my name. Thanks.

wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

Unknown said...

gahome2mom at gmail dot com

I'd like to win this for my husband. :)

jwx4 said...

I'd love to read this.
jwx4 at yahoo dot com

Carlene said...

Please include me in your giveaway.

Carlene said...

I am a new follower.

wendy wallach said...

Please enter me!

madamerkf at aol dot com

judyv12306 said...

This is on my must read list. Thank you.

Ellie Wright said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.
eswright18 at gmail dot com

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

I would love to read this awesome
mystery. Thanks for a great giveaway.

Pamela S said...

This book sounds so intense and scary. I can't wait to read it.


budletsmom said...

I would love to win this book.

I am a new follower.


Carol M said...

I would love to win this book! Thank you!

I'm a new follower.

I'm a new Twitter follower - CarolAnnM.

mittens0831 AT

Jenni @ Falling Off The Shelf said...

Hey Ella!

No need to enter me, just wanted to let you know it's all blogged up :)

Here's the link :

Anita Yancey said...

This book sounds so good. I would love to read it. Please enter me. Thanks!


Irene said...

I would love to win this book and to read it!!

I am a new follower.

cyeates AT nycap DOT rr DOT com


i do so want to enter this and get this book! my dh and do love a good mystry and this looks like it could be one.



i am new to your site

twittered and follow you in twitter
spvaughan attention a mystery book giveaway!!


i should be getting your email as spvaughan a yohoo d com

mrsshukra said...

I want to win this, thanks!


mrsshukra said...

I am a new follower!

Sandra Stiles said...

I would love an opportunity to win this book.

Luvdaylilies said...

Please count me in for this giveaway=)
Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net
Thanks so much!

Shal S said...

I would love this. Please enter me in the giveaway :)

kp said...

Thanks - I'd love to enter this contest.

Bingo said...

Please enter me. Thanks.
nazatraz (at) yahoo (dot) com

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