Now, however, it's time for business as usual around here. And business as usual means the Humpday Giveaway! (What else is there to look forward to on Wednesdays?) I came home to a pleasant surprise yesterday, a shiny hardback of Boyd Morrison's novel The Vault--which doesn't even go on sale until next week. Thanks, Simon & Schuster! Now, I have a reader who's been begging me to give away a copy of this book for months. Kerry, this is your week. Go for it!
It is no secret that I've been a big Morrison fan for about five years now. That's not bad, considering he's only been in print for about a year. I was what you'd call an early fan, and I'm in good company--James Rollins, Douglas Preston, Chris Kuzneski, and Steve Berry are among his earliest supporters. My enthusiastic review of this novel can be seen HERE. But I'm not alone in my praise for The Vault. In their starred review, Publisher's Weekly wrote:
Originally published as an e-book in 2009 (The Adamas Blueprint), Morrison's excellent third thriller (after The Ark and The Rogue Wave) finds series hero Tyler Locke, aided by TV journalist and Greek scholar Stacy Benedict, trying to defuse a time bomb aboard a Seattle to Bremerton, Wash., ferry by solving an ancient puzzle created by Archimedes. That is merely the first task devised for Locke and Benedict by criminal mastermind Jordan Orr, whose ultimate goal is to locate the tomb of King Midas and the secret of the Midas touch that transmutes base metals to gold. With the lives of their loved ones at stake, the pair embark on a series of increasingly dangerous jaunts to England, Germany, Greece, and Italy to collect and decipher pieces of a puzzle that will allow them to locate the tomb buried among the miles of tunnels underlying Naples. Compelling action more than compensates for improbabilities and lack of character development in this electrifying blend of history, myth, and science."Electrifying"--they don't say that about just any book. (Never mind that they got their facts slightly confused. This was never published as an ebook, and is not the novel formerly known as The Adamas Blueprint.) I'm just saying that you want to read this one, whether you win it from me, or, say, rush to the bookstore when it goes on sale next Tuesday. For now, to enter this contest, all you have to do is leave a comment below. Standard rules apply. For extra winning karma, go to Amazon and vote the review I just posted "helpful." Other than that, good luck!
- The giveaway is open to anyone with a U.S. mailing address ('cause I'm footing the postage).
- To enter, all you need to do is post a comment below by Wednesday, July 6, 2011.
- At my discretion, if there are less than five respondents, I can cancel or extend the giveaway.
- Winner will be chosen by me with the help of a random number generator, and will be announced in the comments section of this thread.
- Please check back to see if you've won. If you have left a way to contact you, I will do so.
- The winner has one week to respond to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a mailing address, or I will choose a new winner.
- If a second winner fails to respond, the book automatically goes to the lovely members of my face-to-face book club.
- Previous giveaway winners are welcome to enter.