Thursday, May 20, 2010

Winners and a Jenn McKinlay Cozy Contest

I have a number of winners to announce tonight. First, the winner of the Latino Book Month giveaway from Hatchette Book Groups is Debbie F. from Ellicott City, MD. There are two winners of Sara Rosett's Magnolias, Moonlight, and Murder. I'll be sending those books to Joyce K. from La Salle, IL, and Leah J. of Fort Lee, NJ. Mint Juleps, Mayhem, and Murder goes to four winners. Those are Heather C. of Orlando, FL, Beth H. of Newport, KY, Connie H. from Sherman, TX, and Joanne S. Poukeepsie, NY. Congratulations to all of the winners. The Sara Rosett books will go out in the mail tomorrow. Hatchette will send the books to Debbie.

This week, I'm giving away three autographed cozies. Jenn McKinlay has written two books in "A Decoupage Mystery" series, under the name Lucy Lawrence. The first is Stuck on Murder. Brenna Miller is teaching decoupage classes in Morse Point. She's had a hard time making friends, and it doesn't help that the pushy mayor wants her help convincing her landlord, Nate Williams, to sell his lakefront property to land developers. And, when the mayor ends up dead, Nate is blamed. Brenna thinks there's someone else responsible, and she'll prove it.

Someone will win both books in Jenn's Decoupage series. Cut to the Corpse is the second book. Brenna's responsible for preparing decoupage wedding favors for Tara Montgomery's wedding reception. But, the morning after Tara's bridesmaids' party, she's found passed out in the bed of a man she's not engaged to marry. What makes it worse is that he's dead, and Tara is holding the murder weapon. Since Tara remembers nothing, it will take time for Brenna to tear through the gossip, and find the truth.

Under her own name, Jenn McKinlay has kicked off a Cupcake Bakery Mystery series. Sprinkle with Murder introduces Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura, owners of the Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery in Scottsdale, Arizona. Their first big order is for the wedding of their best friend. It's too bad the bride-to-be is bridezilla. The situation grows worse when Melanie finds the body Of bridezilla, and becomes the chief suspect.

So, cupcakes or decoupage? You can enter to win both series if you'd like, but I need separate entries for each. If you'd like to win one, email me at Email me!. If that link doesn't work for you, the email address is: lholstine@yahoo.com. Your subject line should read either, Win "Cupcakes," or Win "Decoupage." Your message should include your mailing address. Entrants only in the U.S., please.

The contest will end Thursday, May 27 at 6 p.m. PT. The winners will be selected by random number generator. The winners will be notified, and the books will go out in the mail on Friday. Good luck!

4 comments:

Debbie F said...

Woo Hoo! thank you so much! I can't wait to get my books! So cool! thanks again!

Lesa said...

You're welcome, Debbie. I've already notified Hatchette, so, hopefully, you'll have them soon.

kathy d. said...

Delicious covers! We'll all want to eat pastries if we read these books.

Lesa said...

Oh, at my library, we all want to eat pastries anyways, so the book covers don't make it worse, Kathy.