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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Win an advance copy of NAKED EDGE

Guess what came in the mail today? Advance review copies of Naked Edge! And that means...


I didn’t even know I was getting ARCs of the book, but here they are, all nice and bound and unedited. The author’s note, which I turned in at the absolute last moment, isn’t included, but the rest of the story, including the epilogue, is there.

So, in honor of Thanksgiving and in gratitude for your wonderful support, I'm giving away an autographed ARC of Naked Edge to one lucky reader. All you have to do is leave a comment, and your name goes in the hat. I'll pick the winner Sunday night, Nov. 29 at 9 PM Mountain Standard Time.

In the meantime, I wish you and your families a restful and bountiful Thanksgiving!



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arlee bird said...

Well here I was just taking a break from trying to wrap up my NaNo novel, and just go scrolling through to see who likes Bruce Cockburn. Voila, here I am finding a contest. Might as well throw my comment in. Congrats on your book--hope to be there myself someday.

Judging from the lack of comments today on my blog as well as others I'm thinking the next few days might be kind of dead. Oh well, I don't care, I'm still going to post my articles cause I've been trying to do it everyday. Go to my blog and you'll see.
I'm going to click on to follow your blog and I hope you'll do the same for me and leave comments too!
Anyhow, good luck and happy T-day.

I had to repost this because I didn't include my name LOL!

I'm leaving my comment... I want that ARC! LMAO!

Happy Thanksgiving Pamela!


Well, that would be a perfect way to spend the holidays, reading your new book :D

Kathy said...

I can't wait to read Naked Edge ! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


Cherylnne said...

It's a lovely cover & i can't wait until the book is released


Christine said...

Oh I'm so excited for this book!!!!

Cecile said...

OMG... Okay, that is definitely something to be thankful for!!! ARC!!! Girl, you better include my name in the turkey hat!!!
From my heart and home to your... I wish you a healthy, blessed and happy Thanksgiving tomorrow!!!
Yay for mail!!!!

JP said...

Procrastinating from NaNo and lo and behold, a contest,,,and for one of my favorite series, no less!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

ErinT said...

OMG, I have been waiting for this book for soooo long! I actually just went back and started reading the series again! Julian is just so HOT!!! I can't get enough of him, Marc and Reece too! So that being said, I would love to put my name in the hat to win this book! And after I read it I will tweet about it and post about it on my FB page too! Thanks for the awesome contest and hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving weeked <3

lucy said...

Ok, my major-crawl-job comment is: I love you Pamela :)

That's it! It's too hot to think of anything else. I think my brain fried today :(

lucy said...

Oh, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Pam P said...

Love to get this arc, hope the turkey gobbles out my name.

Happy Thanksgiving, Pamela, and all.

Anonymous said...

I don't think I ever thanked you for the last lot of book-plates you sent me, so belated thanks Pamela.
The excerpts you've posted have made me really want to read Naked Edge - I hope Australia is not too far away for the ARC.

Wendy said...

Fingers crossed, fingers crossed, fingers crossed...

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Luci said...

I hope I can enter this contest even if we don't celebrate Thanksgiving here :). Love the idea of the feast though :). Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Lots of luck with the book Pamela!

Jane said...

How exciting it must have been to receive the box of ARCs. Happy Thanksgiving.

Linda A. said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Pamela, and congrats on getting your ARCs! I'm hoping copies of Cance will be available in a few weeks, so I'm on pins and needles, too. Enjoy your yummy feast!

Christina said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a wonderful time with your family and friends.

I'd also like to be entered into the drawing for the ARC.

Kelseya said...

I'm so excited for the next book. Have a happy Turkey Day

Beth said...

I'm so excited, I can barely wait until this book comes out. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Wildcat78 said...

I'm so excited for Naked Edge!! Can't wait!

Here's my entry and Happy Thanksgiving :-)

Megan C. said...

Can't wait to read Naked Edge! Here's hoping...

Happy Thanksgiving!!

RitaSV said...

Well, I comment all the time awesome that doing so gives me a crack at an early peek at Naked Edge! WOOT! Count me in, pretty please. :oD

I just wanted to pop in to wish everyone a happy thanksgiving. I can't believe how long I've been missing...GAH!
I had a look at your previous post/poll....and realised I had never had pumpkin pie....I feel I'm missing something out there...LOL
Oh and I don't think it would be fair to enter me in the drawing
I can't wait to have NE on my bookshelf. Hope this time won't screw up like it did with Untamed.

Penguinlo said...

Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I'm so happy to know that you're all excited about the release of this book. It took me more than a year to write, so I certainly hope someone is looking forward to it. LOL!

And, yes, you all from Australia, Canada and Malta (and other parts of the world) are definitely eligible to win. :-)

Arlee, I have to say that you have excellent taste in music! Cockburn is my fave. I've been fortunate enough to interview him several times and meet with him after shows. He actually had one of my books with him on his tour bus last time he passed through, which excited me very much. (And was terrifying!) I'll hop by your blog when I get this pie made.

Hi, Charina! Glad you reposted so I could know who "Sweetybabes" is. :-)

Thanks, Rachel! I hope you have a relaxing day!

Thank you, Kathy! You have a wonderful day, as well.

I love the cover too, Cherylnne. The color is prettier than what shows up on the computer screen.

Hi, Christine. I'm so glad you're excited for it! That's great to hear.

Hi, Cecile — I shall most certainly put your name in the hat. You have a wonderful and blessed day, too. Thanks for your good wishes.

Hi, JP — Sometimes procrastination pays off. LOL! Good luck with NaNo.

Hi, Erin — YAY! I'm glad you love the series so much. Julian seems to be a fave, for sure. Your name is in the hat. You have a wonderful Thanksgiving, as well. :-)

Aw, Lucy, thanks! ;-) And thanks for the Thanksgiving wishes. Sorry it's so hot there! Here in Colorado we're going to have a balmy 66 degrees today — like springtime. Stay cool!

Hi, Pam — Good luck!

Hi, Lesley, you're so welcome! No, Australia is not too far. The moon would be too far because flights there are so erratic and expensive. But Australia — that's just around the corner.

Hi, Wendy — Thanks and good luck!

Hi, Luci — Well, you can have a feast and be grateful any day of the year. Maybe you could start your own tradition. What are the biggest holidays on Malta?

Hi, Jane — Yes it was totally unexpected, actually. I normally don't get ARCs from Penguin. I can't wait to get my author copies. Then we'll have another contest. :-)

Hi, Linda — You must be so excited! I was wondering just the other day when the book would be out. Good for you! And have a great holiday!

Hi, Christina — Happy Thanksgiving to you too. And, yep, you're in the drawing. Good luck!

Hi, Kelseya — Thanks so much. Happy Turkey Day to you, too. :-)

Hi, Beth — Happy Thanksgiving! And thanks for entering. I'm so glad you're looking forward to reading the book. Good luck!

Hi, Wildcat — Have a wonderful holiday and thanks for entering!

Hi, Megan C — Thank you and good luck to you!

Hi, Rita — Yes, this is what you do anyway. But this tie it might win you an ARC. Thanks so much for all your visits to my blog. Have a great day!

Hi, Stef — So good to see you!!!! Books and chocolate — two of life's essentials. Yes, you have already read the story AND the author's note. Feel free to say something about it if you'd like. And thanks for your feedback and for helping me proofread it.

Hi, Penguinlo — Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family as well! Thanks for posting.

I'm off to make a shortbread pie crust...

KristinCP said...

YAY!!!! I was so thrilled to wake up on Turkey Day to your contest!

Please throw my name in the hat for a chance at a copy of NE!

Hope you have a wonderful day with your family!


Sherri said...

I am so excited. I cannot wait for this book to come out. Marc may be my all-time favorite hero. I am so looking forward to meeting Gabe. Friday is my birthday so winning the ARC would be a huge birthday present to me. Please put my name in the hat.

Happy Thanksgiving.


ronna's said...

Yay!! I can't wait for this one! I want an ARC so bad. ;D

And, as my professor like to say it, Happy Turkey Day Pamela!! ;D


alba said...

Hello Pamela i would love to win an Arc...
I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving and are surrounded by friends & loved ones.

Amanda said...

Doing a little fan girl squee here!

Congrats on getting the Arcs! I'm soooo excited about Naked Edge I'd love to get an ARC

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving and a safe and happy one!

btw love that the turkey is back!! I borrowed him last year for my desktop made me smile every single time!

Tammy said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
Please throw my name in the hat.
I can't wait to read Naked Edge!

Brett Hastings said...

Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful! I ate way to much but still had room for a piece of strawberry cheesecake! :)

I would be over the moon at winning and advanced copy of Naked Edge. As you know *g* I adore your books. So even though I enter very few book contests, consider me entered for this one :)

Bonfirez said...

I'm a new reader to your books and have devoured almost all of them. Your I-Team heros are HOT. Julian is my abso fabo fave. *growl*

Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us.


Rachel said...

I was passing time while waiting for my turkey to roast by reading Surrender! I think I've just started a new holiday tradition, hehe. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Pamela!

Pat said...

I´cant wait to read Naked Edge

Happy Thanksgiving

Roselle said...

I CAN NOT WAIT for this book!!! OMG, the cover alone is killing me!

Lori said...

That cover is just so gorgeous!! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Sue said... would make my holiday to get an early copy of Naked Edge! But I promise to buy it when it comes out in March too!

Hi, Kristin — I hope you had today off, too. And thanks. We had a great day. We watched "Up" together. It was the first time I'd seen it and it was so sad! Thanks for stopping by and for entering the contest.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Sherri! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a great birthday celebration. Marc is your favorite hero from the I-Team series or truly your all-time favorite hero? Either way, I'm sure he's stoked. He and Julian have such a rivalry, you know. They're always trying to best each other.

Hi, Ronna — Thanks for the good wishes and for entering the contest. I had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I hope yours was fun, too.

Hi, Alba — Thanks so much. I was with both of my boys so that's perfect for me. I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful, too. And thanks for entering the contest.

Hi, Amanda — I love that turkey, too! I went in search of new art this year, and nothing could hold a candle to this goofy guy. So I decided to use him again. He makes me laugh. I'm thrilled you're excited about the book. Thanks for stopping by and for entering!

Hi, Tammy — Thanks! Your name is in. Have a great weekend!

Hi, Brett — Well, it's a good thing you saved room for that strawberry cheesecake. Dessert is the most important part of any holiday meal, I say. You're in the contest. Thanks for popping in!

Hi, Kristie, dear — You're in. And good luck! Any chance you're coming to RomCon this summer?

Hi, Bonfirez — I'm thrilled to hear you're enjoying my stories. That's so gratifying. Both historicals and I-Team books? Do you have a favorite book or a favorite hero? You're in the contest.

Hi, Rachel — I really like that holiday tradition. LoL! I hope Iain and the Rangers are behaving themselves. They can get out of hand sometimes. I hope your Thanksgiving turned out well. Thanks for entering the contest.

Hi, Pat — Thanks! I'm happy to hear that. March isn't to awfully far away.

Hi, Roselle — And welcome. I'm glad you're so excited. I love the cover, too. I keep finding new anatomical details on the hero. LOL! It's my wallpaper and it will soon be available for download off my website.

Hi, Lori — How have you been? I hope your holiday was fun. Berkley does such a fantastic job with the covers, don't they?

Hi, Sue — Thanks for entering. Good luck! I wish I had enough copies to give each of you one for the holidays, but alas...

Thanks, everyone, for taking the time to enter. Two more days and then on Sunday night, I'll draw the winner's name from one of Benjamin's fedoras. That's the tradition. :-)

Mary G said...

OMG this would be like an early Christmas present. I've been a really good girl. Really. No seriously I have. Don't keep me on the "edge". Please!!!
Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving Pamela.

Tena said...

I hope you and everyone else had a wonderful Thanksgiving Id love a chance to win it would be the BEST Christmas ever to read over my vaction

shirley said...

Hi I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Id love to curl up to your book it would be a relax time for me between my son and school

Jennifer said...

Ever so excited about Naked Edge! Had to toss my hat into the ring to get the ARC.

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!


Anonymous said...

Yay, for finally finishing NE, Pamela!

How exciting. I've never won an ARC before *fingers crossed*


P.S. Julian is hot :)

Zeek said...

I'm in! Ive been loving catching up in this series! hot hot HOT! :P

Annie said...

Ah this would be so incredibly exciting!!! I am so looking forward to reading this!

tweety! said...

Oh cool!!!! The ARCs mean the book is very soon going to be in bookstores. I for one can't wait.....I feel like i have a vested interest in Kat's story......

Elsie Nwaomah

Mitzi H. said...

Oh that would be the ultimate gift for Thanksgiving!!! I can't wait to read it....Love all your books Pam.

Hope everyone had a Wonderful Thanksgiving with lots of good food! I still feel stuffed.....and tomorrow is Turkey & Dumplings. Hehehe.

mitzihinkey at sbcglobal dot net

J said...

Have no idea what time it is at your place, but it is 8pm here in HK. Just droppin in after a quick catch up of your posts.

Remember when we were talking in your kitchen about how you guys prepare eggs in the States for breakfast and how it's done elsewhere?
Well, the whole pumpkin pie thing is the same....

I ate pumpkin (you call the variety Butternut Squash) about two hours ago with my Sunday Roast.
As in beef, roast potatoes, roast pumpkin, steamed peas, Yorkshire Puddings and lashings of gravy.

As I am used to eating it as a vegetable, (Katie loves it steamed and mashed with potatoes) the concept of eating it as a dessert does my wee head in!

I have Canadian friends who have fed me Pumpkin Pie and it went down as well as the Vegemite toast did with them! To me it is just wrong! Kind of like a custard tart that tastes like...Sunday roast! LMAO!

I know logically there is nothing wrong with the taste, it is just that I eat it as a vegetable and can't enjoy it as a sweet. It is the same as having sausages, bacon and pancakes with syrup on the one plate. Ugh. Cannot!

Hmm, now thinking I should have emailed this rather than take up blog space. Anyways, tis done now and I have to jet. Can you believe K is 1 next week? Heh, miss being in your kitchen drinking red wine. Really should have em'd this one. oops! Ciao mia bella! J xx

Marie said...

I have been looking to see when Naked Edge was coming out and been periodically checking your website, but I am so glad I finally looked at your blog spot. After reading Hard Evidence for like the 10th time over Thanksgiving, I REALLY want that advanced copy. Thanks for writing great books and have a wonderful holiday.


Sherri said...

Hi! It's Sherri, the birthday girl. I mean Marc is probably my all-time favorite hero-period. I have read Unlawful Contact more times than I can count. What a MAN. I just love him. Of course, Julian comes in a very close second. And I am sure that Gabe will rank right up there with them. I love the way you get inside a man's head.

Thanks for all the hours of reading enjoyment.


Michelle said...

I have been reading your blog for a while, but I have never commented. But I am so excited about the new book that I will gladly participate in commenting!

Michelle M.

Hi, everyone,

I'm sorry I haven't drawn a name. I went out of town Saturday and came down with either a bad cold or the flu on Saturday night. So I'm staying with my Uncle Ray and Kat James and TRYING to sleep. I feel absolutely awful.

As soon as I am up and around again, I will draw a name and proceed. I'm so sorry not to be able to do it now.


Mary G said...

Hi Pamela
No worries. Just feel better.

Amanda said...

Aw I'm sorry you're not feeling well sweetie! Hope you get well soon *hugs*

Anonymous said...

wow cool love the cover
would like to enter
thanks if not too late


lucy said...

Get well soon, Pamela :)

Megan C., you are the winner!

Congrats! I drew your name from the hat.

Please email me at pamelaclare @

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