Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Giveaway winner of Forget Me Knot

The winner of Mary Mark's new quilting mystery, Forget Me Knot, is Roz! Congratulations to Roz!
We have been  in touch and the publisher will be sending her a copy.

Thanks to all who read the review and entered the giveaway. And, to all who bought it for their Kindles and other mobile devices. Hey, a 'real' book is a mobile device, too!



Monday, January 6, 2014

Quilt Mystery Book Review and Giveaway

January 7, 2014 is the big day for new quilting mystery writer Mary Marks. That's the day her first mystery, Forget Me Knot, is due to come out.

Forget Me Knot is the first of a new series. It was a finalist in a national writing competition in 2011.

FORGET ME KNOT is the adventure of Martha Rose, a sassy, sarcastic woman of a certain age and her two quilting friends Lucy and Birdie. The trio discovers the corpse of another quilter and days later the victim’s prize winning quilt is stolen. Martha is enlisted to draw on her knowledge of quilting to decode the secret messages the victim left behind. But the deeper she digs, the closer the killer gets to stopping Martha permanently.

“Mary Marks had me on pins and needles and wanting to wrap myself up in a warm quilt while reading her cozy debut!”

—Lee Hollis, author of Death of a Chocoholic

“Mary Marks has stitched together a very clever plot with a cast of engaging characters in this funny, fast-paced debut mystery. I loved Martha Rose and her posse of crime-solving quilters and can’t wait to read what they’re up to next!”

—Laura Levine, author of Killing Cupid

Mary Marks became an award-winning quilter after an early retirement from her job in administration on the campus of the University of California Los Angeles. After twelve years of sewing twenty four/seven, she came up for a breath and started writing about some of the nearly one hundred quilts she’d created.      Read more about Mary here.

I do a lot of my reading while walking on a treadmill. How much time I spend on the treadmill is often related to how good my reading material is. I got a lot of steps in while reading the advance copy of Forget Me Knot! It was a difficult book to put down!

So, the title of this post says Giveaway, right? Kensington Publishing Corp. has generously offered to send a copy of Mary Mark's Forget Me Knot to one lucky winner. Just leave a comment at the end of this post by midnight EST Sunday, January 12. (That's midnight between the 12th and 13th.) Please be sure I have a way to contact you. Either by having your email address in your blogger profile or by leaving your email address in the comment.

If you write about this giveaway on your blog, and leave a second comment with a link to your blog post, you can receive a second entry into the contest.

If you don't want to wait, you can order Forget Me Knot now from Amazon.

Leave a note of congratulations on Mary's Facebook page!

Good luck!