Friday, March 07, 2008


Giving You ... St. Barts Breakdown

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Barb, the lovely editor at Front Street Reviews, was surprised at how harsh I was about Don Bruns' St. Barts Breakdown, given how much I liked it.

I don't think I was harsh. I was trying to be balanced and fair.

What do you think? And, maybe more importantly, do you want a chance to see for yourself? I've got TWO copies of St. Barts Breakdown here -- but one is about to find a place on my shelf.

That means I've got a spare. And it can be yours, so you can read it and tell me if you think I was being too harsh on Michelle and Jordan (and maybe even leading man Mick Sever, even though I basically liked him).

You know the rules...
1. Head on over to Front Street Reviews and check out what I had to say about the rest of St. Barts Breakdown. (This part isn't mandatory, but it'd sure be nice. I spent a good week working on that review! That's six days longer than the average outtake!)

2. Leave me a comment here on this very post, telling me you want to read it.

3. BE SURE TO LEAVE CONTACT INFORMATION. A link to your blog, your e-mail, whatever. But I've got to have a way to tell you that you've won. Please, don't leave your phone number. I hate the phone and won't call.

4. On Saturday, March 8, I'll have The Opening Act (that'd be my kids, for you who don't hang around here -- and why not?) pick a number based on the number of entries.

5. This contest is open to everyone on Planet Earth. Yup, I'll ship around the world. If you've won in the past, so what? Enter again. You might win again, but I make no promises.

6. I will register this book at I love watching my books travel the world. I love seeing what others think of them. That doesn't mean you're obligated to do a darn thing with BookCrossing, although if you're going to remove the lovely book plate I'll be putting inside, don't tell me. That denies me the chance to know what happens to a book that passed through my hands -- and anyone who comes after you to experience the fun of BookCrossing.

7. You've got until Friday night, March 7 to enter.

Good luck! And really, get your hands on this book. Danny Murtz is a trainwreck you don't want to miss out on.

As always, thanks to my promo crew for helping spread the word: Breeni, Laura Williams, Prizey, and a Book Blogger's Diary. Am I missing anyone? Please let me know!

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I like music related novels. I'd read it. It's a good thing my vampire/producer Dominic Solent is so not like Phil Spector! LOL
Hi, I see that your review is still not up. I will keep checking for it, though! I did look up the book and it sounds like one I would really enjoy reading. Mystery, suspense-thrillers are my favorite kind to read! Please enter me in your drawing. I appreciate it. Thanks,Cindi
would love to read this :)

chevybelair1 at juno dot com
The review is now up. Sorry for the delay! Come on over and check out Susan's great review!
(And check out the others too while you are around!)
I want to read it!

Thanks for the great giveaway.
I didn't think you were too harsh. You included good along with the bad. Even more good than bad. I still finished the review wanting to read the book... :)
nifferjeno at gmail dot com
Loved the review! Count me in. Thanks.

abookblogger at gmail dot com
Well... I don't think you were too harsh at all. I kind of get sick of all fluffy "I loved everything about it" reviews. I found your refreshing. And I WOULD like to find out for myself!

taradawnrobertson at hotmail dot com
Id love to give it a read!
dansan826 at yahoo
Hi Susan, Your review made me wanna read this book, and I'm not the type that reads this genre. Seems like I should start though! :) Thanks

bunnybox9 [at] lycos [dot] com
I would also love to read this. The review makes it sound very interesting.
I didn't think you were too harsh, just honest. Would love to read it, I love mysteries! Thanks, Bridget
I would like to read this. I like the honesty of your review!
Harsh? That review was harsh? I need to start reading reviews more. I am curious to read it, but you mentioned things he did would repulse the reader - and I don't read anything gross, but Leon does. So, I'm in. Seems all I do anymore is read blogs, not that I don't love them!
Trust me, Marcia, you could handle this gross. It's not physically gross like snot or ooze or anything. It's more of a mental gross, which is wickedly delish.
I want to enter because you told me I would like the book. :)
Sounds great! I'd love to win this one.
Susan, I just ordered The Gilded Chamber from Amazon. I teach literature to two groups of women in a Cont. Education Department of a community college. They would love this book.

BTW did a young Carrie Fischer play Esther in a movie?
OMG! *LOL* Some titles can be so misleading. I read "St. Barts Breakdown" and in pops the image of Bart Simpson dressed as St. Peter having a breakdown in my head. I definitely need a vacation.
A book that's impossible to put down? Count me in! I'd love to give this author a try.
Hi Susan, Thanks for leaving a comment on my TT. I appreciate your advice re: Novel Idea. I have so much research done on it already, I'm just not sure what genre to write it in. I would like to enter the drawing for the book. Your review was honest and got my attention. I hope you will visit again. Thanks,
I'd love to read it.

dolls123 (at) gmail (dot) com
I read the review and also think you were honest. I'd like to read this.

tiramisu392 (at)
This one sounds good, count me in!
stopping by to say hello and have a great weekend :D

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