Friday, January 13, 2012

Free Book Friday - Frosty Funk Edition

I was perusing my giveaway shelf today and a gem caught my eye. I thought it would make a great giveaway for this month's Free Book Friday.

Why? Well, sadly, the title leapt out at me because this is my least favorite time of year. I pretty much slip into a funk and stay there until May. I don't get any holidays off work until Memorial Day. It's cold. Work usually triples, time disintegrates, and I constantly obsess about losing weight and other resolutions I won't keep. Like flossing.

When I looked at the shelf, I thought it said "Killing Me Slowly." Yeah, that's how it feels. Then, on second glance, I realized it was "Killing Me Softly" and the song implanted in my brain for the duration. And even worse, it was the Fugees cover of it. But here's your chance to pick up this autographed copy to help you out of your own winter funk!

Killing Me Softly

by Maggie Shayne (autographed!)

The Nightcap Strangler, who terrorized the town of Shadow Falls sixteen years ago, has finally been executed. Case closed. Until Bryan Kendall's lover is murdered in the notorious killer's unique style and the rookie cop stands accused. Has someone committed the perfect copycat crime...or was the wrong man put to death?

A continent away, Dawn Jones hears that her first love has been accused of murder and knows that only she can help him. But to do so, she'll have to face the very fears that drove them apart.

Together they'll work to uncover secrets someone's willing to kill to keep, and renew a love as dangerous as it is inevitable. And their best lead is the girl found dead in Bryan's bed, reeking of the whiskey poured down her throat before her killer squeezed it shut.

A killer who thinks that Dawn, too, could use one last drink...

To win, comment today with one of the things you like BEST about this time of year so I can find some positive ways to spin this time of year.



Laurie G said...

Positive attitude-I like to look at the upcoming year in a positive way.

Fresh start! I bury all of the bad things that happened in the year before.

Vow to do things that I want to do and not commit to doing things out of guilt.

Appreciate what I have in terms of the people in my life, what I own and my health.

robertsonreads said...

Wow Laurie had some great ideas.

I myself look at it as quiet time for the month of January. We have students here but not as many as when Spring semester starts and then it's hit the ground running. January gives me time to catch up, clean my office and email in-box and to actually THINK!

Have a great weekend everyone.

Playground Monitor said...

There are lots of sales in January, so if you need stuff, you can probably get it at a good price.

And January is just a new beginning -- a chance to start over and hopefully have a better year than the one before.

traveler said...

Stay inside and clear out clothing and household items from the garage and house. No excuse. Then get started on exercising as well. Stay focused.

chey said...

Time to work on any resolutions!

Virginia said...

Seems like I get to spend a little more time reading this time of the year, I guess where I can't get out and work in the yard.

Smarty Pants said...

Hmmm... no yard work and more reading. Now there's something that speaks to me! You win, Virginia! Email me at author at andrealaurence (dot) come to claim your prize!

Virginia said...

Thanks so much, just sent in my info