Friday, September 17, 2010

Win a copy of MIND GAMES or DOUBLE CROSS by Carolyn Crane!

It seems like just yesterday that I was anxiously awaiting the release of Carolyn Crane's debut novel, Mind Games. That was back in March 2010, and now here we are only days away from the release of Carolyn's second novel Double Cross on September 28, 2010!

Double Cross is the second book in this fascinating, inventive and unique urban fantasy trilogy featuring the quirky Justine Jones. I read Mind Games back in April and found it just as creative, fun and sassy as I expected based on what I know of Carolyn's online personality and writing style.

Justine Jones is the heroine in this trilogy, and I use the word heroine loosely. Oh, she doesn't have a dark or evil side and isn't even that dangerous, really. She's just a regular kind of gal. If you consider someone with extreme hypochondria who can't keep her fears at bay as normal, that is.

Justine's extreme hypochondria is like a commodity to the eccentric and powerful mastermind Sterling Packard who takes up permanent residence in the Mongolian Delites restaurant. Talk about strange. He promises Justine relief from her extreme hypochondriac inspired fears if she joins his team of disillusionists-- a team of quirky misfits who fight the paranormal criminals in Midcity, USA.

Justine develops interesting relationships with both this disillusionist mastermind Sterling Packard and the dashing Midcity Chief of Police, Otto Sanchez all the while trying to save the relationship she has with her boyfriend Cubby and trying to figure out what the heck she's doing. Throw in cast of fellow misfit disillusionist crime fighters and you've got one mind bending whirlwind of a story.

Double Cross promises to be just as fun and fascinating as Mind Games as Justine Jones continues to wrestle with her conscience over the whole disillusionist stint while Midcity is terrorized by scary-assed serial killers.

How can you not be intrigued by The Justine Jones: Disillusionist trilogy?

Well, here's you chance to win one of FIVE copies of the upcoming release, Double Cross or one of a couple of copies of the first book in the trilogy, Mind Games!

Click over to Carolyn Crane's blog, The Thrillionth Page and enter the drawing to win!

Go, go, go!

But you'd better hurry!

The contest is a Happy Weekend Instant Contest and ends tomorrow, Saturday, September 18 at 10 am CST!

In the meantime, entertain yourself with the trailer for Double Cross:

The Disillusionists Trilogy featuring Mind Games, Double Cross and ???

You can also visit Carolyn Crane at her author website at


  1. Thanks for the heads-up Christine!

    Dottie :)

  2. I gotta go! I love Carolyn! Thanks.

  3. I got Mind Game in my TBR but haven't read it yet. Your words were very convincing, I should bump her up on my list.

    By the way, I love the Goddess of the Hunt you lent me. Thanks again Christine, I hope to return all three soon. (the 4th is the scifi, I'm still holding it for little longer). ;-<

  4. Ooh, sounds like fun. I read Mind Games and it was a very interesting book. Can't wait to see where she goes in the next one.
    Have an awesome day!

  5. Christine! Thanks for the kind words. I love that you call it "a commodity" - that is such an apt term. and inventive. And thanks for shouting out on my contest and trailer! You rock!

  6. Sorry you guys weren't among the list of lucky winners.

    You're welcome, Carolyn. And hey--I'm glad you like my use of the word "commodity." Can't wait to read Double Cross and find out how things play out.

  7. Oh! I forgot.

    Natalie, you're so very welcome. I'm so super thrilled that you liked Tessa Dare's Goddess of the Hunt! I have the next two books in the trilogy when you're ready to borrow those. And by then, I'll be finished with her Stud Club trilogy that I'm reading now.

    As for the sci fi book, don't worry! Maybe it's just not for you. Don't let me pressure you to read it. You can give it back if you want. I won't cry. Much. LOL!

  8. I've been hearing fantastic things about Mind Games so I have been quite eager for Double Cross to come out too. I really like getting my hands on a book the day it releases but then regret it when I realize that I'll have to wait a long time before the next book comes out!

  9. Thank you so much for the heads up Christine!


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