A Winner, and a Final Giveaway

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Congratulations to Angie, the winner of Uncorrupted, my giveaway prize for last week.  Angie, I’ll be in touch soon to make arrangements to send you a copy.

For my third and final giveaway this month, I’m giving away a copy of The City’s Son, by Tom Pollock.

Two things I should tell you about this book:

1.  I haven’t yet read it, as the North American release date is September 8.
2.  As you might guess, I’m related to the author.

Re point 1: Although I haven’t read The City’s Son, I have no hesitation in recommending it and suggesting that you rush out and buy a copy. Not just because I want to see the author do really well, but also because I was lucky enough to read the manuscript for one of his other books (not yet released), and I think he’s an excellent writer.  I can’t wait to read this one.

Re point 2: Yes, Tom is my cousin by marriage.  And although we’re separated by an ocean, we go back a long way.  I have vivid memories of him visiting Canada as a seven-year-old boy, and having a deep discussion about candy: his favourites, my favourites, and whether there were any intersections.  Later, I remember visiting his family in London when he was a young man.  As we stood in line for the London Eye he talked about music, and I realized he is as hip as I am not.

So I’m thrilled to offer a copy of The City’s Son to one of my readers.  Once again, this contest is open to all of my readers.  If you want to enter, be a follower of my blog and leave a comment below.  And you’ll receive an extra entry if you also tweet about the contest and let me know in a separate comment.  You may enter until midnight (EDT) Monday, August 27 and the winner will be announced on Tuesday, August 28.  


Joanne said...

Sounds like a great read!!

Vi said...

How neat that you guys are a family of writers. I'm intrigued by the name of the book!

Angie's Recipes said...

wow Cool! Thank you, Beth.

Neesie said...

Oh yes please Beth. ;D
I've just read a review about the book and do you know that the main character's name is Beth!
How cool is that!

Valerie Gamine said...

Thanks for holding these book giveaways, Beth. They're quite refreshing. (Who says you're not hip?) :D

Beth said...

Denise, I'm so glad the reviews are out! Tom actually told me he was naming the main character Beth, and I told him that was great - as long as she was a sympathetic character!

Valerie, you're very kind, but you can take my word on the hip thing.

Jess said...

Sounds like a great person to be cousins with and a great book :) I'm with Valerie~ you're the hippest, globe-trotting-est blogger I know!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Oh, how fun! I'd love to be entered, Beth :)

Julie said...

How neat that you guys are both writers! I love a good book, even though I never have enough (or make enough) time to read. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Kathy said...

How wonderful that you and your cousin are both writers! A family trait? I would love to be entered!

Kittie Howard said...

Beth, I'm on bended knee with a big apology. For some reason, this Apple wouldn't let me e-mail you without me doing something or other I couldn't figure out, so I thought I'd dropped a comment about the problem, but got hung up getting organized for relatives coming and didn't, I now realize. (What a run-on sentence!) If you're not too put out with, could you drop me a line at kittiehoward@gmail.com? If it's too late for you to send the book, I totally understand. My bad.

Beth said...

Definitely not too late, Kittie! It's the summer, and I think we're all working on a different schedule. I'll be in touch ASAP and make arrangements to mail your book!

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself said...

Another fantasstic giveaway my friend :D

Choc Chip Uru

Cucina49 said...

How exciting to have a writer for a cousin! I'm such an unbelievable book nut that I would love to have a writer in the family.

Anonymous said...

wait a minute..... cousin by marriage but you met him before andrew?? I will need to find out more about this.....

Anonymous said...

Wow, you're related by marriage, that's awesome! I'd love to have an author in the family! It will probably be me lol. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to be entered!

I follow by GFC :)

Alyssa Susanna

Anonymous said...

I also tweeted!

Can I tweet every day? :)

Alyssa Susanna

Beth said...

Good question, Alyssa. I'll probably keep it at one, because I didn't specify in the rules. But I'll keep multiple tweets in mind for next time!

lilypi said...

I follow your blog via GFC :)

Lily Sooklal

lilypi said...

I tweeted about the giveaway! :)

Lily Sooklal

Unknown said...

I follow you via email. This book sounds like a good winner and I hope I win. I'm starting a book collection for my newest grand daughter she will be born in december. Everyone is to bring a book for her collection to the baby Shower held in November.

Unknown said...

I tweeted on twitter "Of Muses and Meringues: A Winner, and a Final Giveaway http://ofmusesandmeringues.blogspot.com/2012/08/a-winner-and-final-giveaway.html?spref=tw"

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