Friday, July 1, 2011

ARC Giveaway - Cheryl Crane's The Bad Always Die Twice

Hey, readers, here's your chance to win an advanced print proof of what looks to be a sexy suspense. I came into possession of an extra copy of Cheryl Crane's upcoming The Bad Always Die Twice, so I'm keeping one and giving away the other. Here's the blurb:

Set in Hollywood, The Bad Always Die Twice is the first of a wildly entertaining series set amidst the bright lights, big egos, and Botoxed brows of Hollywood. It is partly the glitz and glamour of Jackie Collins novels and partly the LA streets of hard-boiled James Ellroy.

Who better to tell this tale than Cheryl Crane, daughter of Hollywood legend Lana Turner and actor-restaurateur Joseph Stephen Crane? Cheryl was involved in the Johnny Stompanato scandal of the same period. She allegedly killed the hoodlum because he threatened to kill her mother.

This mystery features Nicki Harper, the daughter of a screen goddess, who is raised in a completely dysfunctional home populated by a cast of crazies but who did not follow in her mother's footsteps. Instead, Nikki is a real estate agent who wants a quiet, comfortable life with a little love and happiness thrown in.

Up until now, Nicki always thought that dead meant dead. But then, film icon Rex March turns up freshly murdered in the bed of Nicki's best friend after being reported dead six months ago. A little distrustful of law enforcement, Nicki feels compelled to solve the murder on her own. Her acquaintances range from the pinnacle of Hollywood royalty to the bottom of Tinseltown's barrel, including a not-so-grieving widow, a conniving younger lover, a best friend with secrets, a jilted mistress, a ''closeted'' confidante, a wacky neighbor, and a scheming business partner. Rex has a gaping hole where his eye used to be, and Nicki knows a lot of people with motives for the murder. The killer is getting ready for a repeat performance, so Nicki must act fast before her own screen fades to black.

The comparisons to Ellroy are enough for me; I love his work. If you love sultry Tinseltown tales, just comment on this blog to enter. I'll make this international eligible, so it doesn't matter where you're from. This is a two-day giveaway so don't hesitate. If one person comments, that person wins, so get your name in there.

Le Roolz: Entrants must be age 18 and older. No purchase necessary to win. Comments must be time-stamped on today or tomorrow,  July 1 and 2, 2011 to be eligible. ARC is received by Kensington Books.

Good luck!


elaing8 said...

Sounds interesting.Please count me in

AgnesPink said...

International giveaway!!!
*fingers crossed*

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Library Lady said...

Sounds good! Would love to win.
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