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):

Wayne Hurlbert 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. :-)

MJ said...

I'd love this.

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

MJ said...

I'm following on Twitter - Sumrthyme

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

mindy said...

very nice thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

lorf927 said...

Please enter me. Thanks.

jason(dot)orf(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Kristi said...

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

scottsgal said...

I enjoy his books count me in please

msboatgal at aol.com

A Reader said...

Sounds great!

Following (liane66)
Thanks for the giveaway!
Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

JG said...

Hey, great contest, definitely add me in!

jg(at)fantasybookbanner(dot)com

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 V said...

Please enter me in your contest. Thank you!

Katrina V said...

Following you on Blogger.

Katrina V said...
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Katrina V said...

Following you on Twitter, @katt_v.

Debbie said...

I'd love to win this!
fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail(dot)com

Belinda said...

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

Hil'Lesha 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] earthlink.net.

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

Beth said...

Congratulations on your first giveaway! Love to have the book.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Anonymous said...

Mary
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.

ssummmer(at)gmail(dot)com

quiltingreader said...

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

13rubberducks [at] gmail [dot] com

Deedles said...

I'd like to enter.
djeanq(at)gmail(dot)com

Nickolay said...

Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance

jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

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.
http://twitter.com/southrngrl/status/2011061580

southrngal(at)gmail(dot)com

christin said...

This sounds great! Thanks for the chance:)
christinbanda(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

christin said...

New follower:)
christinbanda(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Marie said...

I would love to read this, it sounds great!

marielay@gmail.com

Marie said...

I am a new follower.

marielay@gmail.com

Marie said...

I also follow you on twitter -- doodlebug40.

marielay@gmail.com

Wanda said...

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

wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

gahome2mom 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.
Thanks
carlene
iluvreading(at)verizon.net

Carlene said...

I am a new follower.
Thanks
carlene
iluvreading(at)verizon.net

wendy said...

Please enter me!

madamerkf at aol dot com

judyv12306 said...

This is on my must read list. Thank you.

ellie said...

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

Marjorie said...

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

Pam said...

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

Thanks.
pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

budletsmom said...

I would love to win this book.

I am a new follower.

budletsmom(at)yahoo(dot)com

Carol said...

I would love to win this book! Thank you!

I'm a new follower.

I'm a new Twitter follower - CarolAnnM.

mittens0831 AT aol.com

jennilovevirgo said...

Hey Ella!

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

Here's the link :

http://goodcontest.blogspot.com/2009/06/contest-open-night-gardener-by-george_18.html

Anita Yancey said...

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

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Irene Yeates said...

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

I am a new follower.

cyeates AT nycap DOT rr DOT com

HODGEPODGESPV said...

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.

spvaughan
yahoo
com

HODGEPODGESPV said...

i am new to your site

twittered and follow you in twitter
spvaughan http://bit.ly/OSmc9 attention a mystery book giveaway!!

i follow HODGEPODGESPV
seguidores

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

etirv said...

I want to win this, thanks!

delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

etirv said...

I am a new follower!

Sandra Stiles said...

I would love an opportunity to win this book. skstiles612@yahoo.com

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 :)
Shal

Kath said...

Thanks - I'd love to enter this contest.

Bingo said...

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

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