Feeling lucky? Contest results!


Not this kind of “feeling lucky.”

It’s time to announce the giveaways from my book tour, and I’m so excited! When I was first planning the tour, I was really looking forward to connecting with blog readers via the comments section, and wanted to give out some freebies to say thank you! And you guys did not disappoint: it’s been so much fun chatting with you all.

I’m also grateful to the fab writers and bloggers who acted as hosts along the way: Susan Spann, Elizabeth Craig, Nancy Lauzon, Margot Kinberg, Bayard and Holmes, Julie Glover, Jess Witkins, Jill Kemerer, Tiffany White, Misterio Press, and Jenny Hansen. Thank you! You all rock!

Last week, when the last post had been released, I realized it was time to figure out how to randomly give away the prizes. Hmm. What’s the best way to do that? I got to thinking about all of the board gaming I’ve done over the decades, and the variety of randomizing tactics they use.

So I dug deep from my own experiences. The spinner from The Game of Life, or maybe Candyland? (Told ya I dug deep, LOL).  Or perhaps a roll of the dice, the time-honored tactic of countless games?

A shuffle of the cards? A flip of the coin?

Should I visit Vegas for inspiration, and take a turn at the roulette wheel? (Great excuse for a road trip!) How about the dart board at our local pub?


Maybe I should have y’all over for a game of bingo:

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But if we’re doing that, I’d rather we play a game of Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock. Let’s see…Spock refutes paper; lizard poisons Spock… 

 Imag via ichzbgr.com

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 Sigh. I couldn’t decide. It looked like I needed some expert help.

Hello, Random.org! Not nearly as interesting, but it beats throwing a medicine ball in the air:

I get sore just looking at that.

Okay, so now I’m ready! I’ve kept you folks waiting long enough.


Winners of an ebook copy of Unseemly Pursuits:

Janet B. Taylor (from Susan Spann’s site)

Dario Ciriello (from Elizabeth Craig’s site)

Marcia Richards (from Nancy Lauzon’s site)

Cavershamragu (from Margot Kinberg’s site)

Marcy Kennedy (from Bayard and Holmes’ site)

Kellwillknit (from Susan Spann’s site, round 2)

Jansen Schmidt (from Julie Glover’s site)

Alica McKenna Johnson (from Jess Witkins’ site)

Susan (from Jill Kemerer’s site)

John Holton (from Tiffany White’s site)

Rhonda Hopkins (from Misterio Press’ site)

Cate Russell-Cole (from Jenny Hansen’s site)

…and the Grand Prize Winner is:

Bill Bliss!

Congrats to everyone, and thanks to all of you who followed, read, and commented along the way!

For any winners who might be reading this, please send an email with your contact info to: contact (at) kbowenmysteries.com. I will also get in touch with the host bloggers to help me reach everyone.

Until next time,


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17 thoughts on “Feeling lucky? Contest results!”

  1. Kassandra LambKassandra Lamb

    You know you really ought to see someone about that decision-making problem, Kathy. 😉

    Congrats, everyone!!

  2. Jenny HansenJenny Hansen

    How fun is this post. And Cate rocks!! (She’s in Australia, so she’ll need an e-copy.) I’m so excited you had a great book tour and I was delighted to be a part of it.

    That Crossfit video made me laugh my ass off. There’s nothing like a good session with medicine balls to make that particular body part KILL.

  3. Rhonda HopkinsRhonda Hopkins

    Awesome! Thank you, Kathy! I enjoyed reading the posts along the blog tour. I wish you much success! 🙂

  4. PatriciaPatricia

    What? I’m a winner? Holy Schmoly, that’s cool. I sent you an e-mail and am anxiously awaiting my prize. I can’t wait to see what Concordia’s got up her sleeve this time.

    Thank you.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

  5. BillBill

    So was bragging to Cathy about being a Grand Prize Winner and then returned to the blog after dinner to continue reading it. Imagine my chagrin when I found out that I won based not on my sleuthing and deductive skills but on pure LUCK! I owe it all to random.org (at least it wasn’t the Candyland spinner.

  6. Jennifer Jensen (@jenjensen2)Jennifer Jensen (@jenjensen2)

    Aw, shucks, I didn’t win. 🙁 Guess I’m headed over to Amazon to get it for my Kindle now, tho, so I’ll be a happy camper tonight!

    And my favorite would be using Bingo balls to choose!

  7. Karen McFarlandKaren McFarland

    Look at all those names. Wow, now that’s exciting news! Love your process of elimination Kathy. I was right there with you on that. You know I think that you’re a genius, right? Well done. And it sounds like you had a wonderful launch. I am so happy for you! Yay!!!!!! 🙂

  8. KellyKelly

    What?! I won? Hey, some luck did come my way! Yay! Thanks Kathy! It’s been fun following your blog tour.


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