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!!!


Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...


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Elise said...
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Elise said...

There might be no date for Gomez because technically he’s not allowed to date yet, rules from his parents(believe me I talked to them..haha), until he grows his first chest hair, which doesn’t look promising by the looks of it since someone filled his lotion bottle with nair. Too bad he has extremely dry skin and applies this 'lotion' frequently. And he knows he’ll get grounded and God forbid they take his Wii away from him. I mean let’s face it. Come on. Add in the way he tries to communicate with Gretchen. I mean a telephone made out of a hollow can with a string attached to Gretchen’s house! Hello! It’ll take an eternity before he gets through to that girl. And Gomez better pray--he better pray on his hands, on his knees, on his back, on his side, on his front, on his behind…on the toilet especially…I mean seriously, he better pray 5 times a day like the Muslims pray to Allah--that the extremely, exceedingly, excessively, highly, very….(using Stephanie Myers tactic in Twilight to get my point across very ‘strongly’--or purposely cheesy or stupidly! Haha--by using or better overusing synonyms that mean the same thing), so where was I, oh yeah…verrrry, verrrrrryy OCD recycling man doesn’t see that can as his truck stops in front of Gretchen’s house and whisk it away like an Iron Chef on the Food Network Channel whisks away his tempura batter. Voraciously indeed! Yup. Gomez is forever doomed. So this is a shout out. Any takers for Gomez, girls?! Yes it’s ok to put your book down for 1 second. Or how about any other authors or the author of this book. Yes author I am calling you out!! Anyone, Anyone willing to re-write Gomez as a cute bad boy so he can get a date before he becomes the second 40 yr old virgin. The blogger lines will be open at My Book Barn until midnight tonight. I’ll even throw in a chocolate bar to tempt you. Pretty please!

jewelknits said...

I wish I could be witty and entertaining, but, alas, I'm more like Gomez. His thoughts tend to ramble on to odd conclusions, and his tongue can't seem to form the necessary words for polite conversation at times - maybe we're related! I've tried to explain to people in the long-ago past (I'm over explanations now) that the reason I couldn't tell you the name of the band that was singing that particular song on the radio is because I was wondering about things like "If you shave a zebra, will it still have stripes?", but no one understood. So I gave up and just kept thinking about the things that I thought about (which, apparently, no one else thought about).
I wouldn't consider this an entry, since it's just a rambling kind of discourse on how NOT entertaining I am, but the book sounds like a great read!

jewell330 at aim dot com

GrahamParke said...

Did you ever figure it out? Get conclusive evidence I mean? Now I'm wondering about zebra's stripes as well. Or whether a zebra turns out to be just a fancy horse when you shave it... damn..

ladyg said...

Gomez may not have a date because he,s just to scared too ask a girl out everytime he tries his hands sweat he breaks out in a cold sweat all over his body his knees shake and he just can,t talk so he mumbles something and walks away. If a girl talks to him he turns red as a beet. and runs off.

Anonymous said...

Why can't Gomez get a date?

Jeez, you really had to ask that...

It's kind of hard to date when you can't legally leave your house. Chicks don't really dig that.

He tried putting the house arrest anklet around the cat's neck, but that didn't work. His parole officer didn't believe that Gomez was just trying to give the cat a "jaunty new look."

He even tried asking his parole officer out, but she actually has standards.

I think he'll just have to wait for his house arrest to be up.

Marian said...

You know that Big Misunderstanding when the heroine sees the hero hugging or kissing another woman, but that woman is really his sister or cousin or stepmother?

Well, Gomez was seen hugging a guy. Now all the girls he knows think that he's gay. Fun, friendly and perfect to go shopping with, but when it comes to a date... uh, doesn't he play for the other team?

And he's too shy to explain - or the situation's too complicated.

Poor, straight Gomez.

Marian - mdperera at hotmail dot com