Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Happy Release Day to Me! Happy Release Day to Me! Happy Release Day to Jennie; Happy Release Day to Me!!!

by Jennie Bentley

Nobody posted anything this morning, and you know what that means, don't you?

It's mine, all mine! Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!

Today is release day for DIY-3, Plaster and Poison. It should be in a store near you at some point today. However, since it's a good day, and since I'm feeling magnanimous and happy - and since I received my author copies early this time! - I'm going to give you a chance to win your very own copy of Plaster and Poison. (Or, if you prefer, Fatal-Fixer Upper, DIY-1 or Spackled and Spooked, DIY-2, if you haven't yet tried the other books in the series and you want to start at the beginning.) All you have to do is leave a comment saying something nice, like "Congratulations, Jennie!" and you're automatically entered.

If you don't win a book here, there's a chance to win one over on Books on the House, that runs all week long. There's a Q&A with me over there too, that's sort of interesting.

Chasing Heroes has a nice little profile of Derek Ellis, who's the love interest in the DIY series, today. He's good with his hands and has powertools, and what more could anyone want?

And finally, the history mystery in Plaster and Poison has a very interesting backstory, one that's frankly somewhat unbelievable; you can read all about it on Fresh Fiction on Thursday; that's when they're posting my story.

I'll be back tonight to announce the winner of today's little drawing. And after that I'll be back on Friday for my regularly scheduled appearance. Right now I'm off to check a few bookstores and catch my baby in the wild. See you later!

24 comments:

Joyce said...

Congratulations, Jennie. Oh, wait. I'm not eligible to win a book. Darn it.

That's 3 books I have to buy now. This is killing my budget, you know.

ramona said...

Congratulations, Jennie.

You have piqued my interest with the "frankly somewhat unbelievable" history mystery. I guess I will have to buy the book, because now I must know!

Hope you have a cool day, with hot sales.

alwzdreamn said...

Yeah! Got the message my reserved copy was ready for me. The store opens in 30 minutes - must finish getting ready. Will sit in cafe w/coffee in hand end visit Avery & Derek this morning

Jennie Bentley said...

Why aren't you eligible to win, Joyce? I said all you had to do was leave a comment, didn't I?

Ramona, the history mystery story isn't in the book. It's this rather amazing coincidence I came across while I was researching. You'll have to read the Fresh Fiction blog. (Although the history mystery in the book is pretty cool, too!)

Thanks, alwzdreamn! Hope you like it!

ramona said...

Oops. I guess I haven't mainlined enough coffee this morning.

I will read the blog--and the book!

Karen in Ohio said...

Yay, Jennie! I wish you fabulous good luck with the book. Mine is on order from Mystery Lovers, and I can't wait to get it. But I'd love to have an autographed one, too! Then I could share with my mother, who loves reading new authors.

heidi ruby miller said...

Many congrats, Jennie!

The premise sounds exciting.

Dru said...

Congratulations on your release and I already picked up my copy this morning. I can't wait to catch up with the gang.

Beth Groundwater said...

Congratulations, Jennie!

Joyce said...

JB, I assumed your fellow Working Stiffs weren't eligible.

Jennie Bentley said...

I don't think we can assume that, Joyce. As far as I'm concerned, you're ALL eligible. I'll pull a name at random out of a hat (or maybe a bowl) later this evening.

Thanks for all the good wishes, you lovely people!

Wilfred Bereswill said...

It's always cool to see yourself on the shelf. I hope tha feeling never goes away.

Congrats, Jennie.

Jenny Hanahan said...

Congratulations, Jennie, fellow real estate agent! :)

Renee said...

Congrats, Jennie.
I look forward also to the release of "A Cutthroat Business", set in our very own Nashville.

Lynn Marie Steinmayer said...

Congrats! You must feel great!

Jennie Bentley said...

Thanks, Will, Jenny and Renee!

Jennie Bentley said...

And thanks, Lynn Marie! You musta snuck in there while I was posting the previous thank-you!

Laurie said...

Congrats, Jennie! Good luck with your book. It sounds really good.
Hope that you have a great day!

LKB said...

I would be excited to win one of your books. Therefore, I am commenting.

Jennie Bentley said...

Thanks, Laurie!

Jennie Bentley said...

And thanks, LKB!

Jemi Fraser said...

Awesome! So exciting to have a release day :) Love the cover and the titles for your books - they sound right up my alley!

Jennie Bentley said...

Thanks, Jemi! The covers are gorgeous - the designer is Rita Frangie with Penguin and the artist (the one who actually paints the picture) is Jennifer Taylor with Paperdog Studio - and the titles tend to be pretty cool, too. DIY-4 is tentatively titled Mortar and Murder, FYI. It's coming next January. It's my title suggestion, but I wish I could come up with something better, since it doesn't really capture the book, IMO. Book 5 doesn't have a title yet, due to not being written, although I'm playing with Tape and Tragedy. There's a film - or rather TV - connection. :-)

Jennie Bentley said...

Drawing is officially over, and the winner is-


drumroll, please!


Heidi Ruby Miller!

Congratulations, sweetie. Email me at jennie@jenniebentley.com with your address, and let me know whether you'd like the new book, Plaster and Poison, or one of the other two in the series: Fatal Fixer-Upper or Spackled and Spooked. Entirely up to your.

Thanks for all the wonderful comments, everyone. There's still a chance to win copies of Plaster and Poison over on Books on the House, so if you didn't win here, you can try there.

See you Friday!