Monday, March 14, 2016

Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop: Enter to Win Two Print Books in the Brothers Grimm Mystery Series by P.J. Brackston

Welcome to the Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop hosted by Mary at BookHounds! Every blogger participating in this hop is giving away something that a reader, author or blogger would enjoy. After entering my giveaway below, be sure to hop through the blogs listed in the linky for more chances to get lucky and win great books!

When I think about St. Patrick's Day, I think about fun, so I decided to give away two books that are loaded with humor and entertainment. Part of P.J. Brackston's Brothers Grimm Mystery series, they combine fairy tales, mystery and plenty of humor for a rollicking fun read! Here are the two books I will send to one lucky winner:

Once Upon a Crime (Hardcover)
by P.J. Brackston

Crime in eighteenth-century Bavaria can be dark indeed, but there is one dauntless woman who will stop at nothing to shine a light on evil doings, so long as there is time for lunch, and a nap, and money enough for a decent pair of kitten heels.

Gretel (yes, that Gretel) has come a long way since her encounter with the witch in the woods. Now, as Bavaria's most renowned private detective, she has a home, an income, and a professional reputation. Sadly for her, that home is in a slumbering Bavarian backwater, that income is all too quickly evaporating, and that reputation is only as good as her last case. Which is why she cannot afford to be picky, as her brother Hans is rather too fond of pointing out. So it is that she agrees to take Frau Hapsburg's case (and, more critically, her money) to recover her beloved cats, who have mysteriously vanished.

That very same week, the small, sleepy town of Gesternstadt is shaken to its floriferous foundations when the workshop of the local cart maker is burnt to the ground -- and a body is discovered in the ashes. When Gretel finds that fire is tied to the missing cats, her case takes a surprising turn, and she soon finds herself accused of kidnapping a princess, twice locked up in the cells at the Summer Schloss, repelling the advances of an amorous troll, strapped to a rack in a torture chamber, and fleeing a murder charge.

With the dubious help from her brother Hans (whose scant wits are habitually addled by drink), she must prove her innocence, solve the puzzle of the unidentified corpse, and find the stolen cats she has been hired to recover before they meet a grisly end.

The Case of the Fickle Mermaid (paperback ARC)
by P.J. Brackston

Gretel (yes, that Gretel) is now all grown up and working as a private investigator in eighteenth-century Bavaria. Her professional interest is piqued when she begins to hear whispers of mysterious goings-on off the coast of Schleswig-Holstein: Sailors are disappearing, and there are rumors of mermaids and sea creatures and all manner of slippery, sea-based happenings.

Ordinarily, Gretel's interest in sea-life doesn't extend beyond that which is edible, doused in butter and garlic, and already on the plate before her. However, funds are low, and the captain of the ship Arabella makes a tempting offer of good pay and a free cruise in return for her detective services.

With a splendid new wig packed, Hans as her bodyguard on the journey north, and the promise of two weeks of fine dining and erudite company whilst sailing around the picturesque Friesian islands, what could possibly go wrong?

One lucky winner will receive both books shown above. Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM EST on March 22, 2016.

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Now hop around to the other blogs in this hop for the chance to win more great books!



Disclosure: These books were provided to me by the publisher to facilitate my honest reviews. I am now donating them for this giveaway. This post contains my Amazon affiliate link.

55 comments:

  1. I feel lucky to have read the Chronicles of Elantra series by Michelle Sagara.

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  2. Thanks! My niece would love these

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  3. I feel lucky to have read the Cinder series by Marissa Meyer.

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  4. I feel lucky to have read Fortune's Formula by William Poundstone.

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  5. The Lord of the Rings.

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  6. I'm lucky I read The Chronicles of Narnia.

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  7. I feel lucky to have read Along for the ride - Sarah dessen. It's one of my favorite books, so inspiring

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  8. I feel lucky to have read The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas.

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  9. Elizabeth SullivanMarch 15, 2016 at 9:27 AM

    ...The Five People You Meet In Heaven is a book I feel lucky to have read.

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  10. I always feel lucky that I read "To Kill a Mockingbird".

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  11. I loved and felt luck to read East of Eden!

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  12. I feel lucky to have read Anne of Green Gables, my favorite book!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  13. The fault in our stars!! Completely unforgettable.

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  14. Walter Farley's Black Stallion books. They kept me in the library and reading constantly. I fell in love with words!

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  15. I feel lucky to have read Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials! It really made me think about philosophy & life in general after reading it. :)
    Samantha D

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  16. I feel lucky to have read A Mountain Between Us.

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  17. Anne of Green Gables - it was an incredible book. And, thanks to Laura, the commenter above me, who reminded me of the Black Stallion series - I loved those too.

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  18. I consider myself lucky to have read any book at all, since I live in a country where that is possible, and I am able to read. In all too many places, females are not able to be educated and therefore are illiterate and/or books are not available for anybody to read!

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  19. I feel lucky to have read a whole lot of books in my lifetime...it is hard to pick one. Perhaps To Kill A Mockingbird would be one.

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  20. Mercy's Rain -very touching book

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  21. I feel lucky to have read Damon Suede's HOT HEAD!

    --Trix

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  22. i am reading the autobiography of James T Kirk

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  23. Lucky to have read I Know This Much Is True
    jan

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  24. I'm lucky to have read Stephen King's The Bazaar of Bad Dreams :)

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  25. I feel lucky to have read Watership Down

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  26. I feel lucky to have read books by Dorothy Howell and Janet Evanovich!

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  27. All of the Narnia books and most especially out of the series are The Magician's Nephew, The Lion the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and The Last Battle.

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  28. The Bible!
    Flyergal82 at (yahoo /dot $com

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  29. I feel lucky to have read The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh.

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  30. Long Dark Tea Time of the Souls.

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  31. I feel lucky that I read The Mapmaker's Children.
    Dianna

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  32. outlander which now is a TV series. Excelent reading.

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  33. I feel lucky I read The Flame and the Flower because it got me started reading historical romance.

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  34. i feel lucky to have read pride and prejudice.

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  35. tales of known space by larry niven - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  36. The Coroner's Lunch was fantastic.

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  37. I am lucky to have read A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness.

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  38. I feel lucky to read any book :)

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  39. I'm glad I read "Gone with the wind"

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  40. I was lucky to read the book Gone with the Wind

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  41. I feel lucky to have read A Bridge to Terabithia.

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  42. I feel lucky to have read Chanel Bonfire by Wendy Lawless. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  43. The Box Car Children as a child. chaselhoff at usa dot net

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  44. I'm glad I read Love You Forever to my 3 sons

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  45. I'm glad I read West with the Night by Beryl Markham.

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  46. I feel lucky to have read the Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  47. I feel lucky to have read To Kill a Mockingbird - my all time favorite!

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  48. At home in Mitford...It was my first one of Jan's books and love the whole series..

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  49. I'm glad I read Strong & Kind! Thanks for the chance at this!

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