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‘No Substitute For Money’ … Giveaway Winners!

Photograph of author Carolyn J. RoseI would like to extend my thanks to everyone who has been kind enough to drop by Fiction Books this week, where I have been lucky enough to have author Carolyn J. Rose, not only publish a great guest post, but also give away an e-copy of her latest book ‘No Substitute For Money’.

What started out as Carolyn describing to what effect she has used snakes in a couple of her stories, as well as some of her own personal experiences with the creatures, has led on to some pretty off-the-wall, spin-off conversations about everything from spiders to cats; eating habits to water phobias; the pros and cons of co-authoring books to working with spouses and partners and just about anything and everything in between!

We have both had so much fun, that Carolyn has decided to give away not one, but three copies of ‘No Substitute For Money’, so Nikki over at ‘Notes Of Life’, Naida over at ‘The Bookworm’ and Lesley over at ‘Lesley Diehl’ should be hearing from Carolyn soon, with details of how to claim their reward.

For those of you who didn’t get the chance to stop by and participate in the competition, ‘No Substitute For Money’, is a must-read for anyone who loves a great mystery and can be purchased from most major sites, right now…

Substitute teacher Barbara Reed knows better than to say the word “perfect.” Using the P-word is a sure way to jinx romance, finance, and circumstance.

Despite a chronic shortage of funds, things are looking up for Barb after the events of NO SUBSTITUTE FOR MURDER. She’s completing grad school and hoping for a job at Captain Meriwether High School in Reckless River, Washington. Her drug-cop boyfriend, Dave Martin, wants to move in and his daughter is all in favor. Even Barb’s tiny dog Cheese Puff has no objections—undaunted by size, he’s infatuated with Dave’s partner Lola, a drug-sniffing Golden Retriever.

Then Dave uses the P-word. And Barb’s luck leaves town.

Her car breaks down, her domineering sister comes for a visit, the condo manager plots to ban dogs, her jailed ex-husband begs her to be a character witness at his trial, a computer hacker creates chaos at the high school, and a hulking thug threatens violence.

Just when it appears things can’t get worse, Lola sniffs out a package in her car and a drug dealer decides Barb and Cheese Puff are his tickets out of trouble.

Thanks once again Carolyn and I hope that you and everyone else, has a great weekend!

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    • Hi Nikki,

      Thank you as always, for taking such an active part and leaving such interesting comments, in response to my posts.

      Carolyn (and indeed Mike) have been a joy to work with over this last few weeks and I really hope that you enjoy your copy of ‘No Substitute For Money’.

      Have a great weekend at the festival, the weather is set to be good, which will no doubt be a huge relief to the organisers.

    • Hi Naida,

      You are most welcome, it is just good to see Carolyn getting both her name and her books out there and if you like a good mystery story, I am sure that you will enjoy ‘No Substitute For Money’

      I did just receive an email from Carolyn, in which she says that she has been unable to contact you throught the email address I gave her for you. Could you please either email me at …


      …just to confirm that I have the correct details, or better still, contact Carolyn direct at …


      …. so that she can get your copy to you as soon as possible.

      I had great fun with this guest post and giveaway and I would like to thank you for taking part and adding so much to the conversation.

    • Hi Tracy,

      Thank you for your generous good wishes and for taking part in the discussion, despite the fact that you did not wish to enter the giveaway.

      I totally understand the reasons for you decision and whilst many of my author and publisher reviews now require me to read e-copies of their books, nothing can nor will ever take the place of the printed book for me either!

      Have a good week.

  • Congrats to the winners!! I’ve been MIA for a while and missed out on the giveaway, but will check this author out as the book sounds like one I’d enjoy.

    • Hi Vicki,

      I hope that you have been MIA, for good reasons and nothing bad, it is good to have you back anyway.

      If you go here, this is the website of Carolyn Rose and her husband Mike Nettleton


      Between them, they have written several books and if you like a good mystery / suspense story, then I am sure you will find something here.

      Thanks for stopping by, it is a shame that you couldn’t have been about for the competition.

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