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A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.


I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Contest: Houston, We Have a Problema

I am giving away a brand new trade paperback of Houston, We Have a Problema by Gwendolyn Zepeda. Contest will run until Oct. 8, with the winner randomly chosen and announced on the Oct. 9. This contest is open to US and Canada only. Sorry, but International postage is too expensive for me.

To enter:

leave a comment below with your email (if it is not in your profile). You can't win if I can't email you back.

+1 Blog about this contest and leave a link to the post.

+2 become a Google Follower (over in the right bar) or let me know that you already are a Follower.

Jessica Luna is your typical 26 year old: she has man trouble, mom trouble, and not a clue what to do with her life (though everyone else in her family seems to have plenty of suggestions!) After a lifetime of being babied by her family, Jess is incapable of trusting herself to make the right choices. So instead, she bases all of her life decisions on signs. She looks to everything for guidance, from the direction her rearview-mirror-Virgin-de-Guadalupe sways to whatever Madame Hortensia, her psychic, sees in the cards.


When her sort-of boyfriend Guillermo, a gifted unmotivated artist, disappoints her again, Jessica thinks it's time to call it quits. Just to be sure, she checks in with Madame Hortensia who confirms that yes, it is time for a change. (Who knew $20 could buy so much security!) Right on cue, Jess meets Jonathan; he's the complete opposite of Guillermo--of all Jess's boyfriends, in fact. He's successful, has a stable job....and is white. Jess isn't sure if Jonathan is really the change Madame Hortensia saw. Sure he gives great career advice, but is he advising her on a career she actually wants? And yes he's all about commitment, but is it Jess or her mother who really wants marriage?


Jess runs back to Madame Hortensia for advice, but even she is out of answers. Now there's only one thing that's certain: no one--not her mother, her sister, her boyfriend or her psychic--can tell her what to do. For better or for worse, Jess will have to take the plunge and make her own decisions if she wants to have any future at all.



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27 comments:

  1. Hi! No need to enter me in the contest. Just posted this on Win A Book.

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  2. Hello! I just found your blog (and this contest) through Win A Book, and thought that I would stop by! I would like to give this new-to-me author a try, so please enter me to win this book!

    jonitathebookchick@gmail.com

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  3. I've added your contest to my sidebar over at http://book-chic.blogspot.com!

    jonitathebookchick@gmail.com

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  4. I'm a new follower!

    jonitathebookchick@gmail.com

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  5. Would love to win this one. Just became a follower and following on Twitter, Nicola.

    BevE
    merryweatherbookblog@gmail.com

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  6. Omg minus the psychic this sounds like me. My names even Jessica as well. Ok I have to read this count me in please.

    jessica(at)fan(dot)com

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  7. I'd love a chance into this giveaway, sounds like a good read. Thanks.

    unforgetable_dreamer_always(at)hotmail.com

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  8. This sounds fun!

    + I'm a new follower

    melacan at hotmail dot com

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  9. I'd love to win this book--it sounds very interesting.
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  10. I am now a follower, too--via Blogger.
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  11. This looks like a fun read! Please enter my name into the draw.
    dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. Thnaks for the giveaway. This books sounds like a nice read.

    +2 Became a Google friend conect follower

    jen4777[at]hotmail.com

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  13. I'd love to win this book!

    lelou2 at ymail dot com

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  14. +1 I posted this giveaway on my sidebar HERE

    lelou2 at ymail dot com

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  15. I would love to win this book!

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  16. I follow you on Google

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  17. I follow you on Twitter

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  18. I sent you a friend request on Facebook

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  19. Mary D
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    Hi there :) Thank you for offering such a fun book giveaway, I'd really love to get a chance to read this one!

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  20. Mary D
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    And I just signed up in Google to follow your fun blog :)
    +2

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  21. I'd love to enter. My email is:
    shaneen at easilink dot com.

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  22. Would love to read this.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  23. This one is on my wish list and I'd love to win it!

    I'm a new follower

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  24. Please enter me. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  25. I am a new follower and would like to win this book.

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  26. such a great title. please enter me (i am a follower)

    bibliophilebythesea AT gmail DOT com

    thanks so much

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