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Winners of Erin Morgenstern’s THE NIGHT CIRCUS selected the following names:

  • Nicki
  • Michael

Congrats! You both get a copy of the book, courtesy of Doubleday. Please use this contact form to let me know where the publisher should ship it. No P.O. boxes. If I don’t hear from you before Friday, Oct. 28 at noon PST, alternate name(s) will be chosen.

Thank you all for entering, and for sharing the amazing feats of magic you’ve encountered.


Winners of Karin Slaughter’s FALLEN

My two randomly selected winners are:

  • Lisa
  • Eddy

You will each get a copy of Karin Slaughter’s terrific Fallen if you claim it by noon PST on Saturday, July 2.

Thanks to everyone who entered. If you didn’t win this time, keep your eyes peeled for more giveaways this summer!


Winners of Kate Atkinson Prize Packages

I’m happy to announce my 5 winners of Kate Atkinson prize packages. Each set includes the four Jackson Brodie books: Case Histories (trade), One Good Turn (trade), When Will There Be Good News? (trade) and a hardcover of her just-released Started Early, Took My Dog.

  1. Paulette
  2. Alison/Alison’s Book Marks
  3. Novelwhore
  4. jenn aka the picky girl
  5. Rose City Reader

Please use this contact form to let me know where Hachette can send the packages. Winners who don’t respond by Saturday, April 2, 9 a.m. PST will be replaced by alternate winner(s).

Thanks for entering, everyone. I’ll have another great giveaway in the next two weeks!


Winners of Michael Koryta’s THE CYPRESS HOUSE

My randomly selected winners for Michael Koryta’s The Cypress House (Little, Brown, Jan. 24) are:

  • Ybnrml
  • Lauren
  • Aldo

Congrats! As usual, hit the “contact” button or red envelope icon in my sidebar and let me know your address. I’ll forward your info to the publisher and they’ll ship the books to you directly. If I don’t hear from you by 9 a.m. PST Saturday, Jan. 22, alternate name(s) will be chosen.

Thank you to all who shared your spooky stories with me!


Winners of Robert Crais’s THE SENTRY

For the giveaway, I asked for creative versions of a Joe Pike pizza and you stepped up with some great concoctions. The first winner had the entry I thought best exemplified Joe’s persona:

  • Eddy

Hardtack crust? Meat from the Esox lucius ? I think Pike’s mouth would twitch if you told him he had a pizza like that named after him. He wouldn’t necessarily eat it but that’s not the point.

The second winner’s name was randomly drawn:

  • Patrick

Though Patrick was randomly chosen, he also had a great entry. Love the gunpowder topping and the pizza being served with a vengeance.

Congrats to both! You get an ARC of The Sentry to wave in front of your friends’ faces and brag on Facebook that you get to read it before it’s released on January 11. But first, you must hit the “contact” button or the red envelope icon in the sidebar and let me know your address (no P.O. boxes). If I don’t hear from you by Saturday Dec. 18 at noon PST, alternate winner(s) will be chosen.

If you didn’t win, you can pre-order the book from the venues below (I belong to their affiliate programs).

Pre-Order The Sentry from Amazon| B&N| IndieBound| Powell’s


Winners of Joseph Wambaugh’s HOLLYWOOD HILLS

My three randomly selected winners are:

  1. Elizabeth Duncan
  2. Naomi Johnson
  3. karenk

Congratulations! Please hit the “contact” tab at the top of the page or the red envelope button in the sidebar to send me your address, which I’ll forward to Hachette. If I don’t hear from you by midnight PST Wednesday Nov. 10, alternate winner(s) will be chosen.

Thanks to all who entered. I have several exciting giveaways planned for the rest of the year so check back to see what goodies you can win!


Winners of Michael Connelly’s THE REVERSAL

My randomly selected winners are:

  • Erin
  • Travis
  • Carol M
  • Congrats! Please hit “contact” above and give me your addresses. Hachette will ship each of you a copy of The Reversal as long as I hear from you by midnight PST Sunday, October 10. If not, alternate name(s) will be chosen.

    Thank you to all who entered and shared your great stories. I love doing giveaways not just because I can help put free books in your hands; I really enjoy reading your clever entries.

    If you didn’t win this time, I have other giveaways here.



    With the help of, I selected two winners:

    1. Jodie Jackson
    2. Jann

    Congrats! Please hit the contact button above and let me know where you’d like it sent. I’ll forward your addresses to Anna at Hachette Book Group, who will ship the book to you. If I don’t hear from you by Friday 9/10 at noon, alternate names will be chosen.

    Thank you to all who entered. Stay tuned for giveaways of some great titles coming soon!


    Winner & Runner-Up of the 1st Best Nerd Award

    As part of my first blogoversary celebration, I asked you to share your nerdy stories for a chance of winning 1 hardcover or 2 paperback books of your choice from my list of available titles. The stories made me smile because it’s clear we’re united by our nerdiness, but I think our owning it also makes us cool.

    There were many good stories so this was really hard for me to judge, but I finally chose the following two people as winner and runner-up. The winner gets first choice of book(s) from the list.

    Winner: Poncho from Mexico, for traveling all the way to Germany for a trading card tournament and—this is the deal clincher—speaking Elvish. If you don’t even know what that language is, that’s exactly why Poncho won.

    Runner-up: novelwhore from New York, for counting authors instead of sheep when she can’t sleep and for terminating relationships with people who use cutesy text lingo and/or emoticons in e-mails.

    Congrats to both of you! Please e-mail me or hit “contact” in the upper right corner of this page, provide me with your address and let me know which book(s) you’d like.

    Thank you to all who joined in the celebration, old and new friends alike. Stay tuned for more giveaways and another year of nerdy moments!