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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Detectives Don't Wear Seatbelts - Giveaway!

I have 5 copies of Detectives Don't Wear Seat Belts to giveaway courtesy of Hachette Books!

Growing up in Mississippi, Cici McNair was always more the tomboy her mother supported than the Southern belle her father demanded. She escaped her suffocating upbringing the first chance she had to travel the world. Whether working at the Vatican in Rome or consorting with a gunrunner in Haiti, she lived a life of international adventure. When Cici finds herself in New York, divorced, broke, and fashionably starving to death in a Madison Avenue apartment, she impulsively decides to become a private detective.

But, as Cici soon learns, the world of P.I.s is tight-knit and made up almost exclusively of former law enforcement officers. By nature, they are a highly suspicious group and are especially wary of a newcomer with an untraceable past. Diligently working her way through the Yellow Pages, doggedly pursuing the slightest lead, Cici is finally hired by a private investigator willing to take a chance. The next day she's working side by side with a pair of seasoned detectives and a skip tracer who is scary to meet but like silk on the phone. She quickly realizes she'll need all her energy and wits to succeed in this new world.

Being a private investigator is as exciting and liberating as Cici ever dreamed, from creating a false identity on the spot on her first case in the field to surviving adrenaline-rushing car chases. Working with law enforcement, she goes undercover, dealing with the ruthless Born to Kill gang in Chinatown and the Middle Eastern counterfeiters west of Broadway. A detailed account of the hidden world and real-life cases of a P.I., this action-packed memoir is as entertaining as any detective novel you've ever read. (Hachette)

Read an excerpt.

  1. Five copies to giveaway.
  2. Open only to U.S. and Canada.
  3. No PO Boxes
  4. All entries can be in one comment.
  5. +1 Must leave email address in comment.
  6. +2 if you are a new or old follower - but please let me know.
  7. +3 if you post this on any social network - No Limit - Spread the word! How many entries can you get! I'll give 5 more entries to the person who at the end of the contest has the most entries! If you post on Twitter - please use @kherbrand.
  8. +3 for referrals of NEW followers - if you already follow, you will not get entries for saying someone referred you - you can however get entries for referring new people...
  9. If you can think of an original way to get entries - put it in a comment and I will consider it - who knows - you might come up with even more entries!
  10. Giveaway ends on Sept 23rd.

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Jane said...

Sounds like an interesting book.

I'm already a follower of this blog.

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Marjorie said...

You can count me in on this great book, I am a subscriber.

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Kira R. said...

Count me in!

+2 I am a follower


Pam said...

I always wanted to be a PI and actually tried my hand at it once (aka stalking but no one needs to know that little detail). This one sounds like such fun to me!

+ I'm an old follower

melacan at hotmail dot com

scottsgal said...

Never read this author - sounds good

already a follower

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clenna said...

+1 clenna at aol dot com

+2 Old follower

Anonymous said...

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I am an old follower.

fredamans said...

Thank you for the entries.


I am an old follower.

I blogged contest; http://fredamans.blogspot.com/

and tweeted giveaway; @fredalicious

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Please enter me.

I'm an old follower

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Anonymous said...

I'm an old follower. Please enter me in the giveaway.

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Sheila Deeth said...

I follow. Sounds like another good read.

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Linna said...

I want to read this book. Please enter me.

I'm an old follower.

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Jenny N. said...

This is a new author to me but I would love to read the book.

+2 Old follower


Bingo said...

I haven't heard of the author but have heard about the book! I'd like to win, please.

I am a follower.

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DarcyO said...

This book sounds good, count me in!

I'm an old follower.

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throuthehaze said...

Count me in please


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Brenda said...

Sounds like a good read.

I'm an old follower


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renee said...

Please enter me, sounds great.
+2 i follow
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cqueen2 said...

+2 Old follower

+1 sounds great count me in!!



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LuAnn said...

Hmm, well, I'm an old follower!

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Erin said...

I'd love to read this book!

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Sue said...

I'd love a chance! Thanks for sharing.

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this looks like a lark and i really want to read it please

+2 i am a new follower.

+3 http://twitter.com/spvaughan/status/3729213870

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Jasmyn said...

# +1 jasmyn9[at]hotmail[dot]com
# +2 I'm a newer old follower

Jessica said...

This book sounds so awesome. What great stories she must have to tell. No wonder she wrote a book. Count me in please. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I'm new to your blog, but not a blogger. I hope I'm welcome. I'd love to be entered in the giveaway.

+1 for my email addy.


Would you consider a plus 1 for email subscription?

Many thanks.

MJ said...

I'd love it.

Old follower


Debbie Rodgers said...

Love mysteries - sounds great!

+1 tatamagouche AT netbundle DOT ca

+2 I'm a follower

Carol said...

This sounds good! Thank you for the giveaway!

I'm a new follower.

Carol M
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bridget3420 said...

+1 bjhopper(at)me(dot)com
+2 follower
+3 tweet - http://twitter.com/bridget3420/status/3745706810

bridget3420 said...

+3 Blogged



Sherrylinn said...

slcremer at gmail dot com

a new follower/subscriber

I blogged:

My tweet:

enyl said...

I'm a follower


ladystorm said...

Sounds like a cool book.

I a now following you.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good book...please count me in...thanks.

karen k

Anonymous said...

I'm a follower :)

karen k

Beth said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

I'm a follower.

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Dawn M. said...

This sounds like one heck of a story! I don't read a lot of memoirs but I think I'd enjoy this one. Count me in. :0)

I subscribe with google reader.

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Valorie said...

I would love a chance to win.

I am already a follower.


Beth said...

Please enter me. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Denny, Alaska said...

Please enter me in the book giveaway; thank you!

I'm a new follower.


Sarah Z said...

Sounds like a great read!
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Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.

Old Follower.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Holy smoke, you're popular!

No need to enter me, darling. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this up at Win a Book for you.

Belinda M said...

Please include me in your giveaway

+2 I follow your blog

+3 posted giveaway here http://forum.coolcanucks.ca/21290-books-needlepoint-detective-dont-wear-seatbelts-book-giveaway-sept23-canada

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Marilyn Shoemaker said...

I'm a follower. Love this title!


tetewa said...

I'd like to be included, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

CherylS22 said...

Please count me in - Thanks!
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+2 I already follow on Blogger

Marie said...

Sounds like a neat book!

I am a follower.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great read! Please enter me. Thank you!

Aliya D.

Cherie J said...

Sounds good. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

+2 I am a new follower.


Edna said...

Please enter me into the contest, I follow on Goggle and also get the newsletter through my email.


Sara said...

Count me in! This book sounds very interesting!

+2 already a follower

Sara M
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Lisanne624 said...

Gotta love those wacky female P.I.s!

I'm a follower!

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Anonymous said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.



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Karin said...

Great title-- catches your eye.

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etirv said...

I would like to be entered!

+2 Follower


Anonymous said...

Hope I am doing this right! I'd love to win this book!
+1 digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net
+ 3 I blogged about this and here is the link:
+2 New follower

pennyt said...

I'd love to win a copy of this book. I'm a new follower of this bloc

Lerrgoo said...

count me in, new follower

Anita Yancey said...

This book sounds so interesting to me. I would love to read it. Please enter me. Thanks!


Anita Yancey said...

I am a follower!


Edna said...

I would really like to win this book, I almost didn't get my comment in, this is a new author to me.


Edna said...

I am a follower so add me again please


minishoes1 said...

This is my kind of book! Count me in. Thanks!
I already follow.

Nancye said...

This looks like a good book.

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Nancye said...

I a semi-old follower (a few weeks or so)

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