Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Giveaway - Too Dark to Sleep by Dianne Gallagher

Author Dianne Gallagher is offering up a signed paperback copy of her new mystery/crime novel, Too Dark to Sleep, for one lucky winner.  Our own Amanda Amaya reviewed the book not too long ago and called it “an incredible piece of work that grabbed me early on and didn’t let go.”  For those of you who missed her review (or are too damn lazy to follow the link I just gave you!), here’s a little bit about the book:
Avid readers of crime fiction, noir or psychological thrillers will find Too Dark to Sleep a fresh take on their favorite genre. This is the first book in a gripping new series and not to be missed.

Maggie Quinn was the top homicide detective in Chicago’s Area One before she suffered a devastating loss. Now struggling to face each day, Quinn becomes obsessed with solving her last case for the department that now bars her from wearing a badge. But is she targeting the right person or is Quinn’s tormented mind pushing her to ruin the life of an innocent man?
And then some info about the author.
Growing up in rural Minnesota, Dianne attended the University of Minnesota where she got a BFA in Theatre. Although her initial interest was in performance, Dianne eventually focused on playwriting and had competition-winning scripts performed at that school. After moving to Los Angeles so her husband could attend film school, Dianne switched focus to screenplays. While writing her own spec material, Dianne formatted, edited, critiqued and wrote independent scripts. While in Los Angeles, she was approached by writer Karen Hall and asked to edit and mentor a young writer Hall discovered while doing research on death row inmates. The professional relationship which lasted several years gave Dianne a unique look into the prison system and into the individuals sitting on death row.

A move to the Chicago area translated into a new focus on novels as well as a love for the big-shouldered city. Dianne edited, critiqued and ghosted a variety of fiction and nonfiction pieces while having great fun with her family. As projects she worked on were placed with agencies like Writers House, Dianne decided to start writing for herself. The result is the debut novel,
 Too Dark to Sleep
So, what are the ins and outs of this giveaway, you’re wondering?  Here’s the deal.  The physical copy is available to U.S. residents only (‘cos international shipping is a B), but international entrants can still win an electronic copy of the book—so all is not lost.  Sign up using the Rafflecopter widget below.  Everyone gets one “freebie” entry just for being one of the cool kids, but more entries can be earned by doing stuff like following the blog, tweeting about the giveaway, and following Dianne’s twitter account.

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  1. This book sounds crazy good! I kept meaning to enter but have been a crazy person all of April. I don't know if I am any less crazy but am now focused enough to visit my favorite blogs again :) Keep up the good work!

  2. The book sounds right up my alley. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  3. Too Dark to Sleep sounds like a great thriller, nice giveaway!

  4. Sounds interesting. Will love to get my hands on it

  5. I'm really in the mood for a new mystery. This one looks perfect. Thanks!

  6. I love a good mystery. Looking forward to reading this one.


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