Friday, February 22, 2013

Guess how I died (a giveaway and auction announcement)

Pas De Death (Dani Spevak #3) by Amanda Brice
Releases March 22nd!! 

Goodreads Summary:

Aspiring ballerina Dani Spevak is back home in New Jersey for the summer. What was supposed to be a simple day trip into New York City to visit her friends at the Manhattan Ballet Conservatory turns deadly when Dani discovers that the world of professional ballet can be cutthroat - literally.

Book Links:
Codename: Dancer (Dani Spevak Mystery #1) on Goodreads, Amazon, & Barnes and Noble
Pointe of No Return (Dani Spevak Mystery #2) on Goodreads, Amazon, & Barnes and Noble
Pas De Death (Dani Spevak Mystery #3) on Goodreads

Author Links:
Amanda Brice's Website
Amanda Brice on Goodreads

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Some of my followers on my blog (At Random) have heard me talking about being a murder victim in author Amanda Brice's next book in the Dani Spevak Mystery series. That sounds really strange right?! Why in the world would I want to be murdered in a book? 

It all started May of last year when I stumbled on Brenda Novak's Charity Auction. She had a ton of auctions going on with all of the proceeds going towards diabetes research. Diabetes has had a huge impact in the lives of some family members so I jumped at the chance to bid on some items and donate to research  that could help so many. 

One of the items I bid on was one that Amanda Brice had posted...the chance to name a murder victim in book 3 of the Dani Spevak series. I got into a little bit of a bidding war towards the end but I was the victor...and now I'm going to be murdered because of it! Sounds fair, yes?!

Amanda was a guest on my blog last year to announce the news and more recently she talked about it on her website It was there she announced plans to hold the same auction this coming May. That means you can have the same opportunity that I did. The auction isn't live until May 1st but you can find it here and bookmark it for later. Even if you don't want to name a (fictional) murder victim definitely check out the other auctions! Great prizes for a great cause!

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To help celebrate Amanda's new book, and my literary death, we're holding a giveaway!

I've been hoarding an extra signed copy of Codename: Dancer (Dani Spevak Mystery #1) since April when Amanda and I first crossed paths at one of Turn the Page Bookstore's book signings. I thought it would be the perfect thing to giveaway.

How do you enter? Guess how I die in Pas De Death. I don't even know how it happens so it will be fun to read your guesses.

-Contest is open internationally
-Fill out the below form to enter
-Entries must be received by 11:59pm (EST) on March 7th

Good Luck!!
GReep Jen


  1. As a contributor to the blog, I'm not going to enter the give away, but I did want to take a guess at the way Jen is murdered.

    If I were going to do it I would infuse a contact poison into the pages of Pas De Death... How poetic is that?! As she reads about her death... she literally dies!

    OMG, it's friggin brilliant! Good think I love Jen too much to ever want to see her off'ed ;)

    Great post, Jen :)

    1. OMG, that is brilliant! I love it, and might have to steal it for a future book.

      It's delightfully post-modern, almost.

  2. Love this!! Cant wait for your death Jen :P