Nov 20 2009
In all the drama of the week, I forgot to announce winners of last week’s giveaway. First up are the winners of the print version of Caroline Linden’s free book short. You can still download the PDF from this link.. Caroline Linden’s latest release”For Your Arms Only” will be out next Tuesday.
1. Jane O November 11th, 2009 at 12:38 pm edit comment
Caroline Linden is one of my favorite new authors. I suppose I should be honorable and bow out so someone can try her for the first time. But I’m not all that honorable, and I would love a paper copy.
2. Kim November 11th, 2009 at 3:27 pm edit comment
I like reading paper, so please enter my name in the drawing. Thanks.
3. Lorraine November 11th, 2009 at 3:36 pm edit comment
I’d love a chance to try a new author. Please enter me into the drawing for a paper copy.
4. Susan/DC November 12th, 2009 at 11:00 am edit comment
If the drawing is still open, I too would love a paper copy (I wanted to be a paleontologist when I was little, so perhaps that’s why I don’t mind being a technological dinosaur).
5. Chelsea B. November 12th, 2009 at 1:06 pm edit comment
I hardly ever read ebooks, so count me in for paper. I like to read old school ;)
Also, I promised to giveaway my Harlequin Vintage Address Books (assuming that those that entered still want them). The two winners are:
by KristieJ November 12th, 2009 at 7:34 pm edit comment
For me – without question – the best debut book is Broken Wing by Judith James. It’s not only the best debut I’ve ever read, it holds the numero uno spot on my all time favourite of any book list.
by Ros November 12th, 2009 at 5:54 pm edit comment
I think it’s quite telling that a number of those books mentioned are not actually debut novels after all (The Spymaster’s Lady and Devil’s Bride, for instance). The "breakthrough novel’ is probably more important in establishing an author’s reputation. Sometimes, the debut novel is the breakthrough, but not always. And in those cases where it isn’t, the earlier novels are often best forgotten. I recently bought a re-released early Stephanie Laurens and it is truly dire.