Congratulations to the winners of the last contest. Kelli Stanley's The Curse-Maker will go to Sandie H. of Sarasota, FL. Mickie T. from Sykesville, MD won The Spies of Sobeck by P.C. Doherty. The books will go in the mail tomorrow.
This week, I'm able to announce a giveaway of two copies of Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's new book, An Embarrassment of Riches. This is the new Count Saint-Germain novel, just released this week. Here's a brief summary from the publicist. In An Embarrassment of Riches, the vampire Count finds himself a virtual prisoner in the Court of Kunigunde in Bohemia in the 1200s. Rakoczy Ferncsi, as Saint-Germain is known, passes his days making jewels to delight Queen Kunigunde and trying not to become involved in the Court's intrigues. In this, the vampire fails. Handsome, apparently wealthy, and obviously unmarried, he soon finds himself being sexually blackmailed by Rozsa, an ambitious lady-in-waiting. If he does not satisfy her, she will denounce him to the priests and he'll be burned at the stake, resulting in his True Death. Despite his care, the vampire makes more than one enemy at the Bohemian Court, and by the end of An Embarrassment of Riches, the Count can see only one road to freedom...through death.
In an entirely different vein (vampires/vein/blood), I also have an autographed copy of P.L. Gaus' debut mystery, Blood of the Prodigal. That book takes readers to Amish Country in northeastern Ohio, where a young boy has disappeared. It takes a college professor, a pastor, and a sheriff to investigate the story of the disappearance and a murder.
Would you like to win An Embarrassment of Riches or Blood of the Prodigal? You can enter to win both, but I need separate entries. Send entries to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject lines should read either, "Win Embarrassment of Riches" or "Win Blood of the Prodigal." Include your name and mailing address in the message. Entrants from the U.S. only, please.
Since I'll be going to Poisoned Pen Thursday night to see authors, this contest will end next Thursday morning, March 10, at 5:30 AM MT. I'll draw the winners using a random number generator. I'll mail the Gaus book out, and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's publicist will mail out her books. Good luck!