Friday, January 23, 2015

Winners and a St. Martin's Press Giveaway

Congratulations to the winners of the last contest. Prentiss G. from Burlington, NC won Erika Chase's Book Fair and Foul. The Wolfe Widow by Victoria Abbott will go to Patty A. from Rapid City, SD. The books will go out in the mail today.

This week, I'm giving away two books from St. Martin's Press. In fact, the publisher is giving away a hardcover of the first one, An Appetite for Violets by Martine Bailey. The novel tells the story of Biddy Leigh, under-cook at Mawton Hall who would be content to marry her childhood sweetheart and open a tavern. Instead, she's forced to accompany her mistress on a European trip. While uncovering her mistress' secret, she becomes involved in a murderous conspiracy. Along the way, though, she records her adventures and culinary discoveries in an old book of recipes. This book is for those who enjoy a mystery, along with authentic 18th century recipes transcribed by the author.

Or, I have an ARC of Lisa Scottoline's recent Rosato & Associates novel, Betrayed.  Lawyer Judy Carrier has always been a champion of the underdog. When her aunt's friend Irish Juarez is murdered, and a cache of dirty money is discovered, Judy and her aunt know there must be more to it. Their search for justice takes them into a shadowy world where people are so desperate they can't go to the police while the ones who are ruthless take advantage of the vulnerable. Judy's investigation convinces her she must do whatever it takes to help the Betrayed.

Which book would you like to win? You can enter to win both, but I need separate entries. Email me at Your subject line should read either "Win An Appetite for Violets" or "Win Betrayed." Please include your name and mailing address. Entries from the U.S. only, please. The contest will end Thursday, Jan. 29 at 6 PM CT.


Patricia T said...

Thanks, Lesa!

Lesa said...

You're welcome, Pat, and you didn't misspell my name. (smile)

Vickie said...

Thank you so much for this chance!!!!

Lesa said...

You're welcome, Vickie. Good luck!