Tuesday, July 24, 2012

SKATING ON THE EDGE - ARC Giveaway

By: Joelle Charbonneau


Happy Tuesday!

If you’re like me, you’re amazed that the summer months have flown by so quickly.  How can August already be next week?  I mean…didn’t the summer just begin.  Yes, I know that summer technically ends in September, but really, the beginning of school marks the end of the summer experience even if the calendar doesn’t technically agree.  Face it--I’m not ready to see back-to-school supplies in the stores and everything that implies.  The end of summer means the beginning of my son’s first 5 day a week school adventure.  It also means 2 different book deadlines for me (eek!) and lots of work with my high school senior voice students as we get them ready for college auditions.

Those are all good things, but I am not ready for any of them to happen.  I am in a total state of denial.

However, one thing that I am eagerly anticipating after summer’s end is the release of the next Rebecca Robbins novel!  (I also need to finish writing the 4th Rebecca Robbins book…but I’m not going to think about that.  Today, I am the queen of denial!)  Since I’ve always felt that Rebecca and company are great beach reads, I am going to celebrate the fact we still have several weeks of summer left by giving away an ARC of SKATING ON THE EDGE.  It is the third Rebecca book, features the Toe Stop roller derby team, EstroGenocide, and thus far is my favorite in the series.  (Although, I might say the same when I’m done with Skating Under The Wire.  Only time will tell.)

So….here’s the deal.  If you would like to celebrate summer with a signed advance reader copy of SKATING ON THE EDGE, leave a comment on this post.  Next Monday, I’ll draw a winner and ship off the copy of Skating On The Edge to the winner so they can find a patch of sand, rub on some suntan oil and enjoy the last days of summer with Rebecca and friends.



(Oct. 2nd, Minotaur Books)
 
 Rebecca Robbins, owner of the Toe Stop roller-skating rink, is back, this time joined by a tough and sassy roller derby team, and she has a new puzzling murder to solve.

It’s Native American Summer Days in Indian Falls, and Rebecca is roped into taking a turn in the Senior Center dunk tank. That is, until her rhinestone-studded grandfather, Pop, needs help setting up his Elvis act. Minutes from climbing into the tank, Rebecca has to find a replacement, and roller derby girl Sherlene-n-Mean is delighted to fit the bill---until she’s dunked, electrocuted, and killed. It’s obvious that this was no accident. Someone rigged the tank, but who was the intended target? Sherlene-n-Mean or Rebecca?

With a list of suspects in hand and Pop cheering her on, Rebecca starts asking questions. Who disliked Sherlene-n-Mean enough to kill her? Could a father really be capable of murdering his own daughter for money? Why has the bowling alley owner suddenly decided to call a truce and offer Rebecca his assistance? Who
was Sherlene-n-Mean? Did her mysterious past catch up with her and get her killed or was she a victim of circumstance? Aided by a trio of self-appointed bodyguard derby girls and caught between Deputy Sean and her sometimes-boyfriend Lionel, Rebecca digs for answers, dodges bullets, and races to find a killer before the killer strikes again.

21 comments:

  1. Joelle, congrats on the new book! And enjoy the 5-day a week school schedule. You'll wonder how you lived without it! Maggie

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  2. Our schools begin in August! I think that's way too early, it's still really hot here. Of course I don't have to worry about it anymore. My schedule is just that, mine.

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  3. Oh, another book to look forward to reading. Murder for Choir is about 3 from the top of my TBR.

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  4. The book sounds great and I'd love a chance to win. For me, I'm looking forward to the end of summer-it's too darn hot for me!

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  5. I am looking so forward to reading this book. I am going through withdrawls without Rebecca and Pop!!!

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  6. This summer has been so dangerously hot here in KC that I'll be glad to see it gone. Any time the hottest temp in the nation is Tonganoxie, KS (a suburb of KC) instead of Death Valley or wherever in the desert, it's too hot for me.

    Joelle, you will wonder how you lived without having your son in school full days. Be careful, though. Schools with their room mother and PTA/O activities can be as hard on your schedule as kids at home!

    Can't wait to read the new Skating book! Yay!

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  7. Wow, I cannot wait to read this book. It looks like fun! I just love when it is time for school supplies. My kids are still quite young so I don't have to buy for them, however I am in college (still!) and I love getting my supplies. I am a junkie for office supplies and books. Congrats on your new release.

    Kelly B.

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  8. I have loved your other books and am looking forward to this one! Before you know it,your child will be going off to college...yikes!!

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  9. Our first day of school is in the middle of August. It will be here before I know it. I am ready to send the kids back to school. I am also ready for summer to be over, fall is my favorite season.

    I am looking forward to reading this book. I have enjoyed all the others.

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  10. thank you for the giveaway!!!
    already added to my WishList!!!

    cyn209 at juno dot com

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  11. SKATING ON THE EDGE looks fabulous. Yes please!!

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  12. I was told there's an arc party going on here. Where should I chain up my arc?

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  13. I'm an arc lover too! Love the cover!! Great excerpt too! :-D

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  14. Mary Ann PetersenJuly 26, 2012 at 3:12 PM

    I loved the other two and would love to get the new one.

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  15. Mary Ann PetersenJuly 26, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    I loved the other two and would love to read this one too.

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  16. Wow, this book seems like so much fun!! x) It's so amazing of you to give us a chance to win this book, Joelle! Can't wait to meet Rebecca and the gang! <3 thank you for the awesome giveaway, and have a WONDERFUL summer! :)

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  17. I love the Skating series! I can not wait to get this one too ;) Your writing is just fabulous!

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  18. I can't wait to find out what Rebecca and the gang have in store for this book. When can get my next autograph, Joelle? Pick me, pick me!!

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  19. Just love these books! We had a roller derby team in our town parade today and of course first thing I thought of was you and your books!!! :)
    Shannon Johnson

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  20. Great books, Joelle! You are so gifted! Would love an autographed copy and tell folks we went to the same school!
    Michelle Avola Reese - formerly Missy Bertrand!

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  21. Congrats to Anonymous! My son was asked to pick a number out of a hat and your number was picked. Lucky for me, I know you aren't totally anonymous and that I have an e-mail in my inbox telling me who you are. Congrats again and thanks everyone for entering!

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