Sunday, November 2, 2008

Seven Random Things about Me and Annie Seymour

I was tagged for the Seven Random Things meme, and I'm so rude I can't even remember who tagged me, but I know I've seen it on many of my friends' blogs, so I invite you to click on my blogroll for any random blog you've not yet read. They're all great blogs, so you'll have fun!

Tomorrow is going to be a big day around here because we have the lovely Karen E. Olson, author of the Annie Seymour mystery series, coming to open her blog tour for her latest Annie Seymour - Shot Girl. I wanted to remind you about our special event and giveaway(!!!), so I thought I'd combine the two.

Seven random facts about moi (and Annie... and Karen):

1. I received Karen's last book, Dead of the Day, because my son wanted to find a mystery book to get me for Christmas and it was the only cover he really liked. He picked it out randomly, I'm sorry to say.

2. When I opened it on Christmas morning, I was not enthusiastic, because I misread the back cover and I thought it was a "crime" novel. (I LOVE mysteries - crime novels, not so much).

3. I posted here about various books I'd gotten for Christmas and ones I'd read and loved. (Hadn't even thought to pick up Dead of the Day, but I mentioned it in case C saw my blog - I didn't want him to get his feelings hurt).

4. Karen showed up in my comments section! Yikes! THE author! I figured I'd better give the book a shot. I always love to support authors, and I was completely flabbergasted that she'd stopped by and... seemed so nice.

5. Once I started Dead of the Day, I couldn't put it down. I LOVED it. All the ingredients I adore were in one book: a. a powerful, but flawed, heroine, b. lots of local color (in this case, New Haven), c. humor, d. GOOD romance (nothing soppy) e. social causes (immigration issues were a key component of Dead of the Day). Wow! I immediately got Karen's first two books in the series, Sacred Cows and Second Hand Smoke.

6. I became an Annie fanatic and became a some time correspondent of Karen's. I also discovered several other authors of wonderful series through her group blog, First Offenders. (If you haven't checked it out and you love mysteries - go! Now!)

7. I'm totally jazzed about hosting Karen tomorrow. I'm totally jazzed about reading Shot Girl. And I'm totally jazzed about giving away a copy of Shot Girl so that others will become Annie Seymour fans, too. (And Karen E. Olson fans).

Don't forget to stop by and leave a comment!


Mae Travels said...

I hope you have a wonderful time. I'll look forward to reading the blog tomorrow.

anno said...

All right. I'm intrigued. Looking forward to seeing tomorrow's post! Hope you're having a great weekend!

April said...


thailandchani said...

I'll have to give that book a try! New books are always wonderful to find!


Brittany | the Home Ground said...

Can't wait to read tomorrow! Count me in for the giveaway, too :)

Anonymous said...

Great. Now you've just given me something else I'd rather do than write my paper. Thanks. Thanks a lot. If this paper isn't done, I'm blaming you.

Jen said...

Thanks for all the comments here, folks! I'm very excited and I know you'll love hearing about Shot Girl tomorrow.

Dingo, I am not taking the blame for your not writing your paper unless you take the blame for my not finishing the revisions on my novel! ;-)

Anonymous said...

I'm curious now...I read a load of police-style detective books (all of the Kellerman stuff among others)...this should be fascinating....

Goofball said...

hihi, I am guessing you are enthousiastic about the Annie Seymour mysterie series. Just guessing though ;)