Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Mary Connealy book giveaway!

Nosy in Nebraska
by Mary Connealy

I really, really like this book. I don't know what to say about it except that I was enthralled, entranced, and totally entertained. I love the characters, the story line, the outcome. It's a mystery, or actually a series of 3 mysteries, set in a small town in Nebraska. The town is full of eccentric, lovable people and a mascot. A dead mascot. A dead, field mouse mascot. Are you interested yet? How about a lady so terrified of mice she leaps into a handsome carpenter's arms. A librarian who is worried more about a long dead mouse than a recently dead man. And an anthropologist who can trip on her pants' leg while simply turning around. Then there's the lady who sells inedible pies, the one who informs everyone of their personal hygiene errors, and the one who has appointed herself bodyguard to the mouse mascot. Like I said, eccentric. I'd love to move to this town. If it were real. Which it's not. But I digress.

I could go on and on, but I've got a better idea.

One of you, my readers, will have the chance to know exactly what I'm talking about. That's right. I'm going to give away a copy of Mary's book. BTW, I won a copy from her website, and I am absolutely not going to give away that copy. Hey - she signed it for me, ok? Seriously, I will personally buy you your very own copy and send it to you. To know more about this book and its author go to her site here.

Here's how to get entries for the giveaway.

1 - leave a comment telling me your all time favorite mystery, or if you don't read mysteries, your favorite book

2 - leave a comment about books and/or reading in general

3 - leave a comment telling me if you follow my blog

So that's a total of 3 possible entries. Not very imaginative I know, but hey, I'm kind of new at this.

Now fire away with the comments and let's get this book on its way to a winner! The giveaway will be open until Wednesday noon Eastern Daylight Time.

Until next time...


Robyn said...

I have never read mystery books much.
But I just finished the twilight series.

Robyn said...

I just ordered the book Water for Elephants but haven't started it yet.

Robyn said...

Yep I follow

Mary Connealy said...

Jen, thanks so much for the kind words about Nosy in Nebraska. I had a lot of fun seeing just how quirky I could make the characters.

And the challenge of having a stuffed mouse save the day each time...well, that kept me awake twisting scenarios around for a while.

I'll go post a link to your blog on my blog.
Thanks for having me on and doing the give-away

Michelle V said...

The book looks great! I can't wait to read it! As for mysteries, I really enjoyed the Rock Harbor series by Colleen Coble!

chili pepper said...

Oh Miss Jen T. You have me so intrigued! I LOVE to read and I LOVE to read wacky eccentric mystery novels most of all (Besides my Bible, of course). I love Joanne Fluke and Donna Andrews...they are just how you described this book. So, if you've not read them yet...go to the library because they are the BEST beach reading material...and no beach is needed. Even my hubby fell in love with these characters when we were on vacation a few years ago. Oh, and do let me know what you think after you give them a read. CP

LifeAtTheCircus.com said...

I love to read and am always eager to find a new book. Sign me up!! I don't know that I read mysteries per say, unless you count my days of reading Nancy Drew and Encyclopedia Brown, boy how I loved them! But, I am intrigued to start reading mysteries, so thanks for the tip!

He And Me + 3 said...

my favorite books are children's books and then Stormie Omartians Power of a praying parent and the rest of the power of a praying series.

Carly Kendall said...

I have not read many mystery books (yet), but when I was growing up I was a huge fan of Nancy Drew books. My mother bought me the entire set of 51 books. I wish I still had them all. By the way, I really like your blog. I just became a follower and I would love a chance to win the book. Thank you.

Linda said...

1.Favorite alltime mysteries: Agatha Christy. (Ten Little Indians)

2. LOVE books. Can't write them so I LOVE to read them. Mysteries are my favorite, followed by love-inspired historicals.

3. YES, I DO follow your blog. Love it!

desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

April Erwin said...

I want to win this book, I love Mary's books. :) As for mysteries, I love Dee Henderson, but she's probably considered more suspense. My all time Fav is To Kill A Mockingbird and I always thought of it as a mystery. Great blog, by the way.

Debby Giusti said...

Hi Jen,
Love your blog!!! I'm in awe of Mary. She's a great writer and a great gal!!! Glad you agree with me! :)

My favorite book? Hmmm? That's tough. Right now, I'm reading SECRETS, by Christian author Kristin Heitzman and enjoying it. Also love anything Harlan Coben writes.

Pam said...

1. My favorite mystery - usually the one I'm reading at the moment. Have recently discovered the bug man mysteries by Tim Downs.
2. Love books, especially Christian fiction. Currently a member of a couple blog alliances plus review for some publishers - often 20+ books per month.
3. Haven't been following your blog but am bookmarking it now!

Have a giveaway on my blog now for Stealing Home by Allison Pittman. Great book! http://daysongreflections.com

BTW, love Mary's books.

Krista Phillips said...

1.) favorite mystery: ugh, this is hard. Okay, this might be dumb, but when I was little, I LOVED the Mandy books. I inhaled them.

2.) I buy too many and read too many! Mostly romance or subgenre's of. Hey, I'm a romantic at heart, what can I say!

3.) I'm following your blog NOW!

Julie Lessman said...

JEN!! What a great review and a great blog!! I absolutely LOVE anything Mary Connealy writes and would love to win this book, so toss my name in the hat.

And my favorite book? Well, it's not exactly a mystery, but it is my favorite -- Gone With the Wind. I'm big on romance, you see, which Mary does SO well, plus she makes me laugh more than any author out there.

Thanks for the contest!


mez said...

1. I love mystery/suspense books: Dee Henderson, Terri Blackstock, Colleen Coble, Brandilyn Collins.

2.My favorite book I've read in the last year is the fabulous "A Passion Most Pure" by Julie Lessman. I know I love a book when I keep thinking about it weeks later!

3.I'm a follower


Anonymous said...

Hi, Jen. There is LOTS of romance in these mysteries so you'll get both, ladies
Mary Connealy

Barb said...

This is a definite read for me! I would love to win it, but if I don't I will be headed to the store to grab a copy! I love books of all kinds including mysteries... especially light and cozy ones. I just finished Ginny Aiken's Deadly Decor series. I love the Smart Chick series by Mindy Starns Clark. I also just finished up her Million Dollar series which are a bit more serious than cozy... excellent books! Nosy sounds like a super summer time read! Barb C. ChristianHomes[at]gmail[dot]com

Jo said...

I just love to read, read, read. Always have a book going. I love to read mysteries and recently finished reading Ginny Aiken's Deadly Decor series which I enjoyed and am just now finishing "Out Of Her Hands" by Megan DiMaria which I am loving. I would be so lost if I didn't have a book to read. I so want to read this book so enter me in the drawing.


Donald James Parker said...

I second Julie's motion that Mary is a funny gal. I need a few laughs - besides I'm a big Nebraska fan and love everything about the place so sign me up for the drawing
scaramouche9999 at yahoo dot com

Donald James Parker
Author of Angels of Interstate 29

Edna said...

Pleae enter me into the drawing I would love to win this book and have a good laught. Life is so hard and we all need to laught once in a while. May God bless


flchen1 said...

I don't read many mysteries, but a favorite series is Alexander McCall Smith's Ladies' Number One Detective Agency. The writing and setting are memorable!

flchen1 said...

And as for reading/books in general, I love both and read often. I've been reading Mary's Lassoed in Texas series, and she is a fabulous writer!