Monday, May 24, 2010

Houdini Pie Anyone!? (Review)

Houdini Pie Houdini Pie by Paul Michel

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for a review stating my honest opinion of this book! Houdini Pie was a rollicking good read! Set in California in the 1930's this book is based loosely on true events (the Hopi Treasure)! The quirky characters include Hal a celebrated baseball pitcher, his sad mother & his father the bootlegger, always looking for a quick way to make money! You will also meet a few other quirky characters throughout the book. Everyone has caught wind of the long buried secret of the mythical Hopi treasure! Everyone is set out to find this mythical treasure & their adventures & dealings you won't soon forget! This entertaining novel has it all! It's got long buried treasure, a bit of history, quirky characters that you won't soon forget, love, baseball, bootleggers, crooked politicians & twists & turns that will keep you reading! I thoroughly enjoyed reading Houdini Pie & I for one am hoping the author is planning on writing another novel! Though this is Paul's first published novel I would definitely look forward to reading another! Filled with humor & suspense I would recommend this book to anyone!

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Friday, May 7, 2010

It's Book Giveaway Time!

 I am thrilled to announce it's time for my first giveaway!  One lucky person will receive a copy of Graham Parke's Signed, Limited Edition Novella titled No Date For Gomez!  It's a short read with 65 pages, but don't let that fool you!  It's definitely not short on entertainment!  If you would like you can find my review of No Date here!  I want to take a second to send out a great big Thank You to Graham Parke for sending me this extra copy to do this giveaway!

Here's a quick little excerpt about this quick little read...
Ran into Gretchen in the hallway. My head was buzzing with thoughts, but when I looked into those hazel eyes, everything went quiet. It was like a power outage in my brain. All synaptic activity slowed and my inner voice went dead. In fact, I wasn’t even entirely sure I was still there. 

    I could remember talking to people. Knowing the kinds of things one said in polite conversation. I could remember making people think and laugh. But, at that very moment, I couldn't put my finger on any of the words one might use when running into a fellow human being in a hallway.
Gretchen smiled and said, “Hi!”
    Which was one of the words one might use.
    “How are you doing today?”
    Which, I now recalled, was a bunch of others. 
Want to enter for your chance to win a copy of this witty little novella!?  I'm going to make it quick & painless (much like this read)!  Here's what you DON'T have to do!  

You don't have to...
  • Become a follower of this blog!
  • Follow me or the author on Twitter!
  • Sign up on the authors forum!
  • Fan or follow me or the author on Facebook!
  • Become friends with me or the author on Goodreads!
However you DO have to leave your most witty, entertaining, creative comment on this post explaining why you think there might be No Date For Gomez!  Don't forget to include your email address so that I can contact the lucky winner!  The most creative, entertaining comment will be chosen by the author himself!  After all, he is the expert on witty entertainment!  So, get those creative juices flowing & enter for your chance to win!  The contest will close on Friday, May 21st!  Winner will be announced the following Monday!  And of course if you happen to win (though it's not required) it would be greatly appreciated if you would post your honest review of this book after reading it!  Good luck to everyone!

If you don't happen to win a copy here you can enter for another chance to win on Graham Parke's forum!
And the winner of the No Date Giveaway is...
Jewelknits!  Congratulations!!!  Here's what Graham had to say regarding the entries and winner..."I think the winner would have to be jewelknits. Although many entries were nicely weird and/or funny, this one also made me extremely suspicious of Zebra's. And perhaps our eyes _should_ be opened. These striped horses are up to something. It's time we paid attention."
Thank you all for entering!  Don't forget if you would still like a chance to win a copy of this book you may still do so by visiting Graham Parke's forum!  Happy Reading!!!