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And the Rue Morgue Winner Is………

It was a close one, Dear Reader. Quiet people drifted over here yesterday. To leave a comment for something free? Or to support an author’s new book?

In this community, I’d say the latter.

The winner of a signed copy of Jessie Bishop Powell’s The Marriage at the Rue Morgue is…….

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KAREN SNYDER!!!

Congratulations, Karen. I know where to send your prize. I hope you’ll read it and write a review.

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Meriwether Lewis’s birthday month is coming up, and what a surprise………it’s the same as my dad’s. If you want to be ready to celebrate Merry’s birthday on August 14, I suggest you read To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis. Here’s a screen grab of the latest Amazon review, from a complete stranger I don’t know/am not related to/didn’t pay to write a review. Get your copy by clicking any link below.

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Promiscuous Read and Giveaway: The Marriage at the Rue Morgue by Jessie Bishop Powell

A wedding. A monster-in-law. Two orangutans. And porn. Jessie Bishop Powell's debut mystery The Marriage at the Rue Morgue doesn't disappoint.
Even better?

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Where Everyone Can’t Be a Winner

christmas decoration, christmas decorations, christmas ornament, christmas ornaments, literary suspense novel, literary suspense fiction, literary southern gothic suspense novel, literary southern gothic suspense fictionI wish everyone could win my Cootchie Contests, because yesterday’s commenters gave me lots of belly laughs. Your company brightened a hectic day.

We have two categories of winner: those who got really close to the mark without looking around online for the answer, and those who found the item online with the magic of Google. Because this item is a rather obscure architectural doo-dad produced and sold primarily in Japan, finding it on Google deserves some reward.

The winners who got close to the mark:

  1. Fiona (aka Speccy) 
  2. Ted Strutz

The winners who Googled:

  1. Kenneth Andrews
  2. Carnell

The item is from a Japanese series of architectural model accessories. Click here for a link, generously provided yesterday by Carnell. The whole site is worth a look. The dinosaur series is quite funny to me for some reason.

Now, for my conundrum. I only have two of the antlered ladies to give away. For the other winners, I have a lovely wood cut Finnish snowflake ornament.

Dear Readers, please help me assign the, um, booty. Who should get the antlered lady? The snowflake? Please help me decide by weighing in with your choice recipients in a comment.

And, for the winners, please message me with your mailing address so that I may get these out to you. I will mail them during the first week of the new year, and may they bring luck for all of 2013.

This post is part of the series Roll Out the Holly, about the stories Christmas ornaments can conjure. Click here to read the series from the beginning.

Click the Cootchie and Win a Sexy Prize

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The identity of today’s ornament is a Cootchie contest.

Answer this question in a comment: What is the red rectangle near the top of our little tree?

The winner will receive this lovely Finnish lady to give some cheer next holiday season.

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For previous Cootchie contests:

It Doesn’t Often Snow at Christmas

Show Me the Money!

It’s Weird. It’s Strange. It’s a Christmas Song?

This post is part of the series Roll Out the Holly, about the stories Christmas ornaments can conjure. Click here to read the series from the beginning.

Surcee Galore

Over the weekend, the Cootchie reached another little milestone: page views clicked from one six-figure number to the next. The last time that happened was right after the holidays 2011, and I gave away surcees to the people who commented around the time of the flip.

This year, reader Cheryl Smithem saw my urge to comment for a score, and she scored………….a bottle of Cootchie Hooch is on its way to her. I know where to send it, Cheryl.

Roxanne at The Good Luck Duck also commented. She and Annie are eligible for a bottle of Cootchie Hooch as well. Completely vegan and prepared with no harsh chemicals or preservatives……..other than Everclear.

Because Roxanne and Annie have no official mailing address (other than The Desert, USA), I will send a bottle of Cootchie Hooch to the reader who first guesses the origin of the title of today’s post.

Let the months of holidays begin!

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