Coffee, Contests and Demons: It’s Dead Demon Walking Time

If you have read some of my past reviews, you may know that I am a huge fan of author Linda Welch and her Whisperings paranormal mystery series. Whisperings is a series featuring Tiff Banks, who sees the spirits of those who have been violently slain, and her demon lover, Royal. You can read my reviews of both the first book in the series, Along Came a Demon and the second book, The Demon Hunters, right here on the blog.

Well, now it is time for the third book in the Whispering series, Dead Demon Walking. I have been looking forward to the third installment in the series for quite some time. A few months back, I was privileged  to be one of the beta readers for an earlier draft of the book. So, I cannot wait to read the latest installment in the series and see how it has turned out! And what’s even more exciting is that not only is the next book in the series here, but Linda Welch is actually having a contest with some serious swag picked out by characters Tiff and Royal themselves!

Here’s what you can win:

  • Exclusive – Royal’s coffee mug.
  • Royal’s favorite organically grown coffee.
  • Exclusive – Whisperings poster.
  • Tiff’s favorite made-in-Utah chocolates.
  • Your choice of Gift certificate: $20.00 or £13.00 Amazon, or $20.00 Barnes & Noble.
  • Dead Demon Walking T-shirt featuring a quote from the book, in your size.
  • And, not just one, but two lucky runners-up will get:

    • A gift certificate. Your choice of $10.00 or £6.00 Amazon, or $10.00 Barnes & Noble.

    You can accrue winning points by doing any of the following. The more points, the better your chances.

    • Leave a comment on her blog: 2 points.
    • Follow her blog: 2 points.
    • Become a Whisperings Facebook Fan:  4 points.  There’s a link on the side of her blog.
    • Mention the contest on your Facebook, Yahoo, or other social network page: 4 points.
    • Tweet, Digg, Stumble (or whatever) about this contest and ask your friends to spread the word: 5 points.
    • Blog about the contest: 5 points.
    • Read Whisperings book one Along Came a Demon and tell me What is Royal’s Gelpha name?: 15 points.

    An important note if, like me, you read the first two books a while back: Along Came a Demon was updated with additional material in late 2010.  If you read the original  novella, you won’t find Royal’s Gelpha name in there, if you read the current novel-length version, you will. 

    For complete instructions on how to enter, you’ll have to go to Linda’s website. I’d like to tell you more, but I am off to read the expanded version of Along Came a Demon. I am just dying of curiosity to find out Royal’s Gelpha name!

    And the Winner Is…

    winner medalThe winner of the I Won a Book and So Can you Contest is Dawn from Canada!  Congratulations, Dawn! As soon as I get your address, your copy of Other People’s Rejection Letters will be on its way!

    My thanks to all who participated in the contest.   Special thanks to Crown Publishing for providing the copy of the book for the giveaway!

    This has been fun and I think I will be having some more giveaways in the future!

    The I Won a Book and So Can You Contest

    If you happen to follow me on Twitter, you may remember a recent announcement that I was lucky enough to win a copy of Bill Shapiro’s Other People’s Rejection Letters.  This is a hilarious collection of real rejection letters that range from the personal to the professional and everywhere in between.  The book includes letters from Princeton, Playboy, The New York Times and more.

    Well, the book just arrived and let me tell you, it is just beautiful!

    People who know me are aware that, usually, I like to do most of my reading on my Kindle.  This book, however, is absolutely exquisite and I am so glad I didn’t miss it in print.  It is a beautiful hardcover with pages printed on lovely, thick stock.  And the printing?  Delightful!  There are gorgeously reproduced letterheads and on some of the pages, the crease lines from where the letters were folded are even evident. And, not only does it look good,  it’s funny, too!

    Are you drooling yet?

    How about if I told you that,  thanks to the kind folks at Crown Publishing, I have a copy to give away to some lucky reader of this blog? And all you have to do to enter is leave me a comment telling me you want to enter the contest. 

    Here’s the rules: 
    • Enter a comment letting me know you that want to enter between now and Midnight Pacific time on June 3rd, 2010.
    • Sorry, but you must be a resident of the United States or Canada in order to participate.
    • I will use a random number generator to choose the winner.
    • The decisions of the judge (Me!) is final.
    • I will announce the winner on the afternoon of Friday, June 4, 2010.

    It’s as simple as that! And in the meantime? I’m gonna go read my new book! 🙂