Friday, May 07, 2010

Free Book Friday - Birthday Edition

It's Free Book Friday once again. This time last year, I was lamenting my birthday and distracting myself with my 80s themed party. Good stuff. This year is far more low key - dinner with my family on mother's day (since my birthday is mother's day this year), Iron Man 2 with my stepdad, Playground mini-party at the luncheon. That's about it. I guess 31 isn't as much of a hullabaloo as 30. This year, though, I'm going to celebrate a little by giving away a book by one of my favorite people. And if you aren't the authors whose book give away, don't get your feelings hurt. (You know who you are.) I can't give away 30 books and I'm sticking with what I've got on my giveaway shelf.

Death Angel by Linda Howard

(Whether or not its true, I'm telling the world that the heroine is named after me. Its my birthday, so it must be true.)

In Linda Howard's gifted hands, second chances, unexpected romance, and unrelenting action combine into a riveting new novel of suspense. In Death Angel, bad girls can wake up and trust their hearts, bad guys can fight for what's right . . . and dying just might be the only way to change one's life.

A striking beauty with a taste for diamonds and dangerous men, Drea Rousseau is more than content to be arm candy for Rafael Salinas, a notorious crime lord who deals with betrayal through quick and treacherous means: a bullet to the back of the head, a blade across the neck, an incendiary device beneath a car. Eager to break with Rafael, Drea makes a fateful decision and a desperate move, stealing a mountain of cash from the malicious killer. After all, an escape needs to be financed.

Though Drea runs, Salinas knows she can't hide-and he dispatches a cold-blooded assassin in hot pursuit, resulting in a tragic turn of events. Or does it?

Left for dead, Drea miraculously returns to the realm of the living a changed woman. She's no longer shallow and selfish, no longer steals or cheats or sells herself short. Both humbled and thrilled with this unexpected second chance, Drea embraces her new life. But in order to feel safe and sound-and stop nervously looking over her shoulder-she will need to take down those who marked her for death. Joining forces with the FBI, supplying vital inside information that only she can provide, Drea finds herself working with the most dangerous man she's ever known. Yet the closer they get to danger, the more intense their feelings for each other become, and the more Drea realizes that the cost of her new life may be her life itself-as well as her heart.

To win, comment today with either "Linda Howard is one of my favorite people, too!" or "Happy Birthday, SP!" Yes, I'm not above bribing people with prizes to wish me happy birthday. :)

SP

(Oh, and I was reminded that I forgot to award last month's winner of FBF! The winner of the Jordan Dane and Gayle Wilson books is CarolM! Email me at smartypants@writingplayground.com to claim your prize. If I don't hear from the winner in 7 days, this month's winner will get all 3 books...)

And - runner10 and Valerie are the winners of Katherine Garbera’s book, The Pirate! Email playgroundmonitor@writingplayground.com to claim your prize.

21 comments:

mariska said...

Alright since i haven't read any of Linda Howard books, so i'm gonna say "Happy Birthday, SP" :D

Wish you the very BEST of all in your life !

susanwilson44 said...

Happy Birthday SP. 31 sounds nice, can I start going backwards for birthdays instead of forward?

Problem Child said...

Happy Birthday SP!

Playground Monitor said...

Happy birthday, SP! Just wait til you're my age. Then you'd wish you were 31 again. LOL!

CracklinRosie said...

Happy Birthday SP! Hope you have a good one! :)

CrystalGB said...

Happy Birthday, SP! Hope you have a wonderful day.

Angel said...

Happy Birthday to my favorite Smarty Pants!!!! :)

And y'all will love Death Angel, it's awesome!!!!

Angel

Caroline said...

Happy Birthday SP - have a great day. Caroline x

Virginia said...

Happy Birthday, SP I haven't read Linday Howards books in a few years but Linda Howard is one of my favorite people too!

Sherry Werth said...

Happy Birthday SP!!!
Hope you have a great birthday!

catslady said...

"Happy Birthday, SP!" - "31" you're still a baby lol.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday SP :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

tetewa said...

Happy Birthday SP, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

runner10 said...

Happy Birthday, SP!! Enjoy your day.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Happy birthday, SP!

No need to enter me; I'm dropping in to say hi and thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

donnas said...

Happy Birthday, SP!

Hope you have a great day and do something for yourself and relax!

Jane said...

Happy Birthday, SP. Happy Mother's Day weekend.

Susan said...

Happy Birthday SP! Have a wonderful year!

susan56bft at gmail dot com

blackroze37yahoo.com said...

happy birthday sp!
think this is my first time here

Laurie said...

Death Angel WOW! Sounds good!

Happy Birthday SP!! 31?
Eat lot's of cake & ice cream! Enjoy your day!!

avalonne83 said...

Happy birthday, SP!

Great giveaway!

Please count me in. Thanks.

avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it