New Week - New Contest!

First ... the winners of last week's contest:

Julie Kemp Pick
Heather M. Gardner
Liza Carens Salerno


Each receives one copy of IN NAME ONLY. I've emailed each of you. But if you read it here first, please email and let me know if you prefer a print or Kindle book. I'll need your mailing address if you prefer a print copy.

But there are still books to be won. This week I'm giving away one copy of IN NAME ONLY. To enter this week's contest, complete this sentence in the comments:

I love firefighters because....

One sentence, 50 words or less. One entry per person. One free book.

If you already won a book, you can still complete the sentence, but you will not be eligible to win another copy.

Winner will be chosen from among all entries. And no, I'm not choosing the one I like best. Do I look crazy to you? All entries will go in the hat, and someone besides me will choose a name. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2012.

If your name is chosen and you live in the U.S., you may choose between a print or Kindle book. If you are a winner and live outside the U.S., you will receive the Kindle version.

In other news...

Last week LD Masterson tagged me on the Lucky 7 meme. I was also tagged with this same meme by Savannah Fox on Facebook. I've done this before, but at that point I wasn't up to page 77 yet of my WIP, so I shared those lines with you from IN NAME ONLY. With all the other things I've been working on, I'm still not up to page 77. Sigh.

See why I need chocolate? And wine! But I digress.

Anyway, these seven lines are from my next novel, which will be released next spring, titled SOLOMON'S COMPASS. It's mystery/suspense/crime with a love story - another Crime Fiction with a Kiss.

Taylor worked hard for a half hour before taking a break, drinking a bottle of water in two long swallows. The cabinets were emptied and wiped down, the contents tossed in the trash. Will brought over a set of wooden steps he used for climbing into boats to make it easier for her to lift bags into the bin when she worked alone.
Soon she'd be back to the world she knew on the Susquehanna. She couldn't wait. Being among people Randy had known was difficult. Everyone here seemed to place her under a microscope, and she didn't like having her wings spread and a pin stuck through her heart.

As has been my custom, anyone who wants to play is free to take the meme and say I passed it on. Because I do.

Happy Monday!


Anonymous said…
I love firefighters 'cause they know how to heat up a "hot" calendar.
What a lovely way to wake up this morning! A new book! With firefighters! YEAH!!!!
I am so thankful and excited about winning one of your books! Thank you so much!
I will email you back but I just wanted to say thanks to you here!

I love firefighters because... they put service before self.

The first one made me laugh!
I love firefighters because they are fearless.

Anonymous said…
I'm with you on the wine. I had a bottle of Charles Shaw's finest (Two Buck Chuck from Trader Joe's) last night.
Laura Eno said…
Congrats to the winners!

I can't drink wine. *sigh* I'm truly suffering here. I'll take an extra helping of chocolate to compensate.
Talli Roland said…
Congrats to the winners! And hey, what's *not* to love about fire-fighters? :)
I love firefighters because they are willing to put their lives at risk to save someone else. Not that I would want to be married to one. I would be living in constant fear every time my husband went to work.

Love the first response. So true!!!
Linda G. said…
I love firefighters because they are true heroes, and heroes are HOT. :)
CarrieBoo said…
You do a competition every week? Wow, what a great idea. (Congrats winners!) And did you say wine and chocolate? I'm there. :)

Firefighters, hmmm...
I love firefighters because they make us feel safe!! AND they are usually hunky!!!!
Ciara said…
Congratulations to the winners! I love a man in uniform. ;)
Danielle B. said…
I love firefighters because they know how to handle their hoses.

Have a great day!
Hart Johnson said…
I love firefighters because...

when I'm on fire they know how to give me a proper hose treatment *shifty*
Hart Johnson said…
Erm... and got so excited I forgot to say... already have a book coming (you know that) and I like your entry! for the 777.
Carol Kilgore said…
Delores - Yeah they do!

Heather - You're welcome. Enjoy. And very true about firefighters.

Alex - Laugh away :)

Teresa - And respectful of the danger.

Stephen - I've heard about Two Buck Chuck, but I think it's only available in California.
Jennifer Shirk said…
Fun! I love firefighters because I love heroes!
Emily R. King said…
I love firefighters because they make dirty look goood. :)
Carol Kilgore said…
Laura - Sending you a virtual box of Lady Godiva :)

Talli - My point exactly!

Stina - I was like 'oh, yeah, Delores!' when I read her comment, too :)

Linda G - Yes

CarrieBoo - One more scheduled contest after this week. And maybe a pop-up contest or two as the launch rolls along.
I'm so excited that I won a copy of In Name Only! Thanks you so much Carol, and I can't wait to read it on Kindle! Your upcoming novel also sounds like a thrilling read! I don't think I could top Delores' line about firefighters! Thanks again Carol! Julie
Tracy Jo said…
I love firefighters because they are hot, hot, hot!
Carol Kilgore said…
Pat - Yes to both!

Ciara - Me, too :)

Danielle - And is there anything MORE important? I think not :)

Hart - *shifty* indeed :) And thanks.

Jennifer - Heroes are cool :)
LR said…
I love firefighters because they put poles in firehouses. And save kittens. And what else was on your top ten? :)

I love firefighters because the ones in "Roxanne" with Steve Martin were funny.

Will write again if any more occur to me. Don't need to win book as will purchase. ;)
Liza said…
I am so excited to be a winner and looking forward to a great read! Thanks Carol!
Congratulations to the previous winners. What a fun idea for a contest!
Carol Kilgore said…
Emily - Oh yeah they do!

Julie - I hope you'll enjoy.

Tracy Jo - Yes, yes, yes!

LR - Funny! And thank you :)

Liza - You're welcome :)
Carol Kilgore said…
Theresa - We crossed. I hope everyone has fun with it.
Em-Musing said…
I love firefighters because they know how to use their hoses... to put our fires, of course. :)
Carol Kilgore said…
Em-Musing - Of course :)
Rula Sinara said…
I'm grinning at some of the responses :) I love firefighters because they're fearless, honorable and put the lives of others before their own.

Love your snippet!
Carol Kilgore said…
Rula - Lots of reasons to love firefighters! Thanks about the snippet. Not much action in those particular lines.
Clarissa Draper said…
Congrats to the winners!

I love firefighters too. They don't need to go into a burning building to be hot.
Lydia Kang said…
I just love that last line!
Carol Kilgore said…
Clarissa - Boy, isn't that the truth!

Lydia - Thank you.
BECKY said…
Hi Carol! I'm just returning to blogging a little bit...and so glad I stopped here! Here's my entry: I love firefighters because they're so cool under pressure and they're true heroes.
Carol Kilgore said…
Hi, Becky! Good to see you :) Firefighters are true heroes.
VR Barkowski said…
I used to work with firefighters. Ah the tales I could tell… I'm far too late for the contest, but I love firefighters because they're ever-ready (although keep 'em away from microwaves and popcorn).

Wonderful seven lines, Carol. So excited for next week's release of In Name Only!
Carol Kilgore said…
Thanks, VR. I'm excited, too. I can barely get my mind to slow down enough to sleep for a few hours every night.