Friday, December 2, 2011

Kicking It Off

Happy Friday All,

***CONTEST/GIVEAWAY portion of this post is now CLOSED***

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You've heard the phrase, "Tis better to give than to receive", right? Well, that's what you're gonna get 6 or 7 days this month on Write By Bethany.

Each day--which are sprinkled throughout the weeks leading up to Christmas, but ending BEFORE Christmas--will feature a different author with a chance to win a copy of his or her novel.

Haven't finished your Christmas shopping? What's more awesome than a book that's signed by the author?

To kick it off, Will Graham has agreed to something very special. The winner will get his or her choice of one of his in-prints. Yep, you read that right. Whomever wins this giveaway will get to choose one novel of his in-prints to have personalized with whatever name the winner wants.

So here's the deal. These are the 3 novels Will has in print. He's provided a very short blurb for each of them, and given me permission to post the cover art so you can get a little feel for them.

Street Heat -- A former detective confronts the serial killer that got away... and the woman who broke his heart.

Sometimes There Really Are Monsters Under The   Bed -- An investigator and his heiress partner confront genuine Evil on that most special day, Christmas Morning.

Spider's Dance --A computer security consultant uncovers evidence of a deadly conspiracy with origins in World War II.

Okay here is how the giveaway will be run:
There will be ONE winner. ONE entry per person. I will close the giveaway at 10:30 p.m. Central Time.
Two ways to enter:
1. Comment on this blog. The way the comments are set up, every comment is moderated. This has worked to cut down on problems people have had in the past with being able to comment on this blog. If your comment hasn't appeared after you've hit the "submit" button, it's only because I haven't come in and pushed the "publish" button. Don't worry, I do get email notifications about every single comment. I will come on the blog and publish your comment and respond to it so you know that I've seen it and you're entered.  **IMPORTANT**:  Include a first name and email address. Posts that do NOT do this will be disqualified.
2.  You can email your entry to bethany.averie@yahoo.com  **Please note**:  I'm NOT accept entries emailed to any of my other email accounts. Please ONLY email your entries to the email address I've provided here. Thank you :-)
So, have fun and be sure to enter! You never know...the winner could be you :-)
Have A Fantastic Friday! 


Pamsta said...

Hi Bethany!! Happy Crazy Christmas month! I think the Monsters Under the Bed sounds like a good quiet read, lol


Anonymous said...

I'm a huge fan of Will's work!!! Talk about thrillers!!!

Susan M said...

Thanks, Bethany. I'd love a chance to win one of Will's books. But I have to make two decisions? The first one is easy. I already have the first two books, and have been meaning to get SPIDER'S DANCE. I might have to flip a coin on which name.

Roni said...

All the books look good, but I'm especially drawn to the second one. The title makes it sound super scary.

Bethany said...


LOL I don't know if ANY of Will's work is necessarily a "quiet" read, but judging from what I've read of his work, more than likely, whatever he writes will be good.

Thank you for dropping by. I have you entered :-)

Bethany said...


I know what you mean. I've read some of Will's work and he keeps you guessing.

I don't know if you're entering because you didn't provide an email. But thank you for dropping by :-)

Bethany said...


LOL, it was Will's idea to provide a choice, but my idea to have commenters here provide an email address for entering. Thank you for dropping by. I have you entered :-)

Bethany said...


I know! SOMETIMES THERE REALLY ARE MONSTERS UNDER THE BED is a super creepy title. If you win, I hope you enjoy it! Thank you for dropping by and I have you entered :-)

William Simon said...

You all flatter me...:) Thank you all, and a big THANK YOU to Bethany for putting all this together..:)

Tess, you make me blush sometimes. ME. Blushing. Think about it..:)

Susan, thank you for your support! Whichever one you choose, I hope you enjoy it!

Roni, thank you for your comments..:) This particular one is something I'm very proud of, but I have to warn you, it's not for everyone..:) (Just ask Tess, who read the original screenplay!)

Anonymous said...

Spider's Dance is the only one that I don't have of the 3 books you listed. Will is an awesome writer. Add me to the drawing!



Bethany said...


No, thank YOU for agreeing to do this! I really appreciate your contribution.

Thank you for dropping by :-)

Bethany said...


Sounds good! Thank you for dropping by. I have you entered :-)

nutspan said...

yay, a giveaway!


Marie said...

What an exciting kick-off!
I have read all of these books and they are exciting.


nutspan said...

Thanks for putting this all together for us Bethany. I have the first 2 books of his, the third one I do not have....


Bethany said...


I appreciate your excitment! Thank you. One entry per person, so I'm only counting you once. I'm very excited about this whole giveaway I'm doing. There's several more authors and books coming up.

Thank you for dropping by. I have you entered :-)

Bethany said...


I agree--it is exciting! Thank you for dropping by. I have you entered :-)

Jeff said...

Wow! That sounds great, Bethany! I'm glad to see how successful you are becoming at this whole writing thing! I know it's your dream and I support you at 100%!

As an IT Security Professional, I'd LOVE to read Spider's Dance.

Just a thought: Do you and your crew also release e-books? Something to look into with the popularity of Kindle, Nook, etc.

Bethany said...


I got your email you emailed me, so you are entered.

Yes, all three of these books are available on Kindle and Nook.

Several other authors do that, too.

Thank you for your support and for dropping by :-)

Bethany said...

All the entries I received are IN.

It's past 10:30 p.m., so the Contest/Giveaway is OFFICIALLY CLOSED.

I'll post who the winner is in a special Saturday post and I'll be emailing the winnier...so watch your email inboxes!

Thank you to everyone who participated and a special thank you to Will Graham for contributing :-)

Melissa said...

LOVE Will's Books! :) All are exciting, edge of your seat reads!

Bethany said...


Thank you for dropping by and supporting Will :-)