Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Book Giveaway!

**The Winner is....#31 who is Jenny from Jenny and the Princess Peonies...CONGRATULATIONS!!**

As I stated a few posts back I joined up with WaterBrook Multnomah publishing to review books...and GIVE them away!!!

The book that I read between yesterday and today...yes, I read it in less than a day...it was that good...is called The Night Watchman by Mark Mynheir. I'm not usually one who appreciates crime/murder mystery books; however, this book was fantastic! It moved quickly, had some surprise twists and turns and throughout the book still had God as the underlying theme!


This book is about an Orlando detective, Ray Quinn, who is forced to resign due to a shooting that left him barely alive and his partner dead. As he is working as a night watchman at a condo complex there is a murder-suicide involving a pastor and a dancer/stripper girl. The pastor is accused of murdering the girl and killing himself; however, the sister doesn't believe that her brother would commit murder or suicide.

The sister comes to Ray for help proving her brother's innocence, however, Ray doesn't want to get involved with it. Yet something keeps dragging him into the case until he is in too deep to get out! Investigating the case with the pastor leads to investigating high standing community officials, a strip club owner, a cop gone bad and the murder of his partner.

There are definitely twists and turns that I wasn't expecting and the characters are greatly written and drawn out so that you can fully experience who they are. Anyone who appreciates a good mystery will definitely enjoy this book!

Author Bio:

A detective with the Criminal Investigations Unit in Central Florida, Mark Mynheir investigates violent crimes and writes riveting Christian Fiction. Mark has worked on narcotics units, SWAT teams, and in a myriad of high-risk situations. His four novels offer a realistic glimpse into the gritty world of law enforcement and the rarely seen raw emotions behind the badge. Mark lives in Florida with his wife and three children.

You can buy this book online from Random House for only $13.99...great deal

OR

You can win this book! That's right, I have an extra copy to give away to one lucky winner and you have three different ways to gather entries to win!

1. Leave me a comment why you want to read this book

2. Follow me (if you already follow me, then please leave a comment stating that you follow!)

3. Blog about this giveaway and link back to me

Please leave separate comments for each opportunity to enter....I will use random.org to choose a winner on June 2, 2009 at 6:00 pm (or a time thereabouts).

35 comments:

Marcie Kahler-Davis said...

i'm on it. you know me, I love me a good read. This story sounds familiar, but I don't think I've read it. Course a lot of cop type stories seem to sound familiar at times anyway. I need me a good Christian Book to read!!

Tammy said...

I love to read a good mystery, detective book. Hi from the SITStahood. Great giveaway! Thanks.

The Blonde Duck said...

It sounds really good! Are you doing book reviews now?

Maricris Zen Mama said...

I might just get back to reading if I win the book. So might as well give it a shot. Please count me in!

Hope your day is fantastic!

Noah's Mommy said...

holy cow you read fast...geez....and thanks so much for coming by on my feature day...I love the comments....

The Blonde Duck said...

I am interested! I'd love to learn more!

AB HOME INTERIORS said...

This book sounds good! Stopping by from SITS!

MamabearMills said...

stopping by from SITS!!! Happy sunday!!!

Rocksee said...

I already follow and really I just need a new book to read! :)

Anne said...

I would love to win this book! I adore books and I pretty much read anything I can get my hands on! :)

mub said...

I love thriller type books! Now I'm really intrigued to read it =)

Hans and Shinta við Neyst said...

Hey there! Godan dag! Why should I win the book? I loooooovvvveeee to read. I've read more than 30 books last year, but obviously all the other entries must love reading as much as I do...so here's another reason why. This year I've only read 3 books, and that's because I live in a non-English speaking country (and still learning the language - Faroese). There is only 1 bookshop that sells English books and it's an hour away from where I am, and extremely expensive (although I did buy some because I just had to!) So..there you go =) You know I will appreciate the book if you give it to me =) Thanks!!

Hans and Shinta við Neyst said...

and now I've followed you =) (I'm getting really excited about the book, you have no idea!)

Hans and Shinta við Neyst said...

and now I've blogged about the giveaway. =)

Elaine at Lipstickdaily said...

Stopping by from SITS . . . sounds like a fantastic summer by the pool read! Great giveaway!

Life with the Lees said...

Sounds wonderful! I would love to win this book! :)

Get Real Girl said...

I love Christian Mystery Books. I have never read anything by this author. The book looks like a good one!

Robbie S. Redmon, LPC said...

Sounds like a great read.

Robbie S. Redmon, LPC said...

I'm Following you...

Jen said...

I love mysteries and I love reading books in the summer. I am seriously looking for some good books and might just go out and buy this one if I don't win.

Debbie said...

I'd love to read it. It sounds like a great summer time mystery.

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

Ooh I'd love a good summer read! It is also my b-day on June 2nd and that sounds like a great reason to win a prize :)

I am becoming a follower also!

Thanks!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Hi Rachel!

This book sounds great! I LOVE mysteries, especially fast paced ones. I'd love to win!!

Queenie Jeannie said...

I'm a follower!

Kathy said...

I'm always interested in finding a new detective to read about and what a bonus that this guy is a Christan!
Count me in!

Kathy said...

I'm a follower:)

Luvdaylilies said...

I'd really like to have a good mystery to read while enjoying summer and your review makes me think I'd enjoy this book, so...that's why I'd like to read this book=)

Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

Jo said...

I love to read all sorts of things, but I LOVE books that people recommend because it was so good they couldn't put it down. I'm a Grisham fan and in general mystery fan.

I LOVE that you are reviewing books for a publisher, that's so great.

Stopping by from SITS!

ossmcalc said...

This is a book that I have been wanting to read. I just love murder mysteries and anything that has to do with police work.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

Mammatalk said...

I am a bookworm. I love, love books.

A murder mystery with some spirituality mixed in? I am curious.
Pick me!

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

I have been a follower for a while now! :)

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

How do you sign up to do the book reviews?

You know I love me a good book!

Ginny said...

I love crime/murder books, so if a non reader of those types loved this book it must be good! Def. adding to my TBR!

Ginny said...

Following

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