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Friday, March 9, 2012

Martha's Bookshelf***Friday Pick Giveaway 3/9/2012

[** If you are new to Friday Pick Giveaway - Welcome!  Scroll down a bit (below book group #19) for instructions on how to enter.] 

How is everyone doing this week? Can you believe we are well into March already?  I had another strange and busy week. I either crash at night or stay up too late.:-(

Thank you to all who entered March 2 Pick.  There were TWO Automatic winner this week (those who requested the book four times and I did not note other people asking for that book during those weeks).  There were five books blocked but two were won by random pick. :-)
miki choose Moonfire for four weeks with no block.
lag123 choose Destiny Unleashed for four weeks with no block.

to picked Winners from March 2 Pick:

Cheryl C chose Sabrina Jeffries - The School of Heiresses Pair
Linda K chose The Wedding Wager (which has been blocked for weeks)

All winners please fill in the Winner's Acceptance Form or email me to confirm your win, send your snail mail address information and let me know if you would like bookmarks - sensual or sexy and I have a new supply of sweet bookmarks. 

This week's March book image was found at

New book Group #26 March 2, 2012
These are Paired sets - two per author.
Four are parts of series the others are just singles by the same author.
Winners get both books if you pick these.

Cathy Maxwell - Marriage Series
Maggie Shayne - Wings of Night Series
     Demon's Kiss (#1)  and Lover's Bite (#2) or #13 and #14 in the larger series
Jude Deveraux - The Velvet Series
     Velvet Song and Velvet Angel
Sabrina Jeffries - The School For Heiresses Series
     Only a Duke Will Do (#2) and Beware a Scot's Revenge (#3)
Nora Roberts
     Inner Harbor (#3 Cheasapeake Bay Series) and Blue Dahlia (SC) (#1 In the Garden Trilogy -(nice trilogy!)
Mary Higgins Clark
     Let Me Call You Sweetheart and Moonlight Becomes You  (SC)
Dick Francis
     Smokescreen (SC) and Field of Thirteen
James Patterson
     Sam's Letters to Jennifer and The Beach House    

New Group #25 January 12, 2012

*Smaller books on the right would be okay for most international mailing.
Endless Chain by Emilie Richards
Baby and All (3 Novels in 1) by Candace Camp, Victoria Pade and Myrna Mackenzie
Leopards Kill by Jim DeFelice
Thinner by Stephen King
Category 7 by Bill Evans and Marianna Jameson
Dangerous Lady by Amanda Scott
November of the Heart by Lavyrle Spencer
Hell's Belle by Jane Holleman
*Prime Time by Sandra Brown  
*Silent Night by Mary Higgins Clark
*Out of the Blue (Allegheny Hopes) by Janice A. Thompson
*A McKaslin Homecoming by Jillian Hart 

New Group #24 Pick Books November 25, 2011
(The only Thanksgiving title I found is a Harlequin I'd like to read someday so no Thanksgiving titles for November.)

After Dark by Beverly Barton(spine wear)
The Shattered Rose by Jo Beverley
Final Justice by Jasmine Cresswell
Green Calder Grass by Janet Dailey
Praying for Sleep by Jeffery Deaver
Sunset Bay by Susan Mallery
The Wedding Wager by Cathy Maxwell
Moon Racer by Constance O'Banyon
Destiny Unleashed by Sherryl Woods

New Group #23 Pick Books October 14, 2011
I tried to pick some books that would be good for October -
Halloween or dark minded.

Ghost Writer (Shivers #3) by M.D. Spenser
Witch by Barbara Michaels (spine wear)
Emily's Good Nightmare by Cosmic Debris Cosmic
Death Angel by Linda Howard

New Group #22 Pick Books September 2, 2011

Tender Triumph by Judith McNaught
A Far and Deadly Cry by Teri Holibrook

New Group #21 of Pick Books July 29, 2011
There are eight mysteries and I have asterisked nine books that are smaller and would be good for oversea choices if so desired.

* I. O. U by Pickard, Nancy (spine creased)
Stand by Me Anthology with Dallas Schulze, Roberta Leigh and Linda Randall Wisdom (spine creased)

May, 2011 New Group of Pick books
Group #20

Luciano's Luck by Jack Higgins - Audio Cassettes

3/25/11 I did get to set up a new group of books:
Group #19

Primary Colors - audio tapes
Note of Peril (black strip on cover)

2/19/11 Book Group #18- Pairs!
Not all of these are two from a series but several are. Each pick gets two books.
Patricia Cornwell Pair:

I have finally updated the intro and Entry paragraphs here:
If you saw the pictures posted of my bookshelves and boxes you know I do have lots of books! And that doesn't include the other eight or so boxes at my office!! And more books as I find deals too good to pass up! I am sharing my book bounty by these Friday Pick Giveaways. 

I started Friday Pick in November 27, 2009 and in two years I  posted 26 groups of 16 books to find new homes! (March 2012)

I have periodically update the lists - deleting those won. You can still go to the Friday Pick list link to see older posts and the older lists book pictures if you want! I am happy to say that so far about 318 books have found new homes! YAY. I have to update my print out to check the exact number sent out - a few were never claimed.

Note rules here regarding international entries.
Because postage to overseas can be prohibitive I am willing to give a $5.00 book certificate to international winners - Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, ARe, TWRP, ClassAct Books, eTreasures, Desert Breeze, tell me where and I'll set it up. So for my overseas visitors your comment may indicate a smaller book and I'll check postage or note your choice of gift card.
I learned that The Book Depository does not ship to everywhere. The postage for some of the books to far away places runs between $5.00 and $6.00 and up. Since I would award $5.00 for The Book Depository to an international winner, as an alternative you may choose a smaller book and we will hope the postage will not exceed $6.00. If the postage is more, or if you want to pick a larger book and you are willing to pay any extra postage beyond the $6.00 I will work with you on that. This may not make a difference to many but if it helps one or two of you to give one of my books a home that will make me happy too. :o)


Leave a comment and tell me WHICH BOOK you would like to get from the Friday Pick lists.
CUT OFF TIME IS THURSDAY NIGHTS AT 10:00 PM CENTRAL so I do not have to stay up past midnight to do the winner post!
I will randomly pick two winners to announce Friday mornings with the next Pick post.
Automatic wins are those who requested the book four times and I did not note other people asking for that book during those weeks.

WINNERS PLEASE CHECK THE WIN POST ON FRIDAYS AND fill in the Winner's Acceptance Form or email me at [I will confirm receipt of the addresses- well I realize I haven't always done this. But if you filled out the form and don't get the book within two weeks nudge me with an email please!] If I have the winners e-mail I will send a reminder in a week or so....

Thanks for helping these books find new homes!!

Repeating this helpful blog tip: You can right click on a link and you will be given the choice to open the link in a new window or tab so you do not navigate away from the screen you are on!! I use this all the time!

1/14/11 New List

Moonfire by Judith Redman Robbins
Saving Faith by David Baldacci (Audio Book)

12/3/10 Book Set:
Best Of Enemies by Taylor Smith
Sleight of Hand by Robin Hathaway
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Uneasy Alliance (Famous Firsts) Jayne Ann Krentz (slightly worn)

List #15

List #14
Lines of Defense by Barry Siegel
Gospel Truths by J.G. Sandom

Here is set #13 of Used books!
Pearl Beyond Price by Claire Delacroix

This is a group of books I have had for several years but not gotten to read. Since it doesn't look like I will get to read them for another year (or more!) I am passing them on. Although as I type them part of me still says "But you may want to read that some day!" Yes, yes; along with the other 700 books I am housing! Must Let goooooo.....
Group #12
The Ripple Effect by Lynn Erickson
Double Jeopardy by William Bernhardt

Group #11
Cat's Eyewitness by Rita Mae Brown
Alien Chronicles - The Crimson Claw by Deborah Chester
Snow in April by Rosamunde Pilcher
Looking Back by Belva Plain
The Ring on Her Finger by Elizabeth Bevarly

List #1 Circle of Stars by Anna Lee Waldo

Pick #2
The Blue Zone by Andrew Gross

Pick #3
One Eye Closed by Karen Whiddon

Pick #4
Talking God by Tony Kellerman
Everything to Gain by Barbara Taylor Bradford
The Sixth Sense
The Shadow by Shelley Munro (PA)
Swear by the Moon by Shirley Busbee

Pick #5
See Jane Lead by Lois P. Frankel
The Jester by James Patterson - Audio Tapes
The Daddy Spell by Patti Ann Cole
Misfortune by Nancy Geary
False Prophet by Faye Kellerman
Cold Hit by Linda Fairstein - Audio Tapes

Pick #6
The Marshall Takes a Bride by Renee Ryan *PA*
Elusive Love by Catherine Lanigan

Pick #7
Scarred by William Heffernan (spine creased)
Prey by Michael Crichton - Audio Tape
Princess Charming by Jane Heller (slightly creased)

Pick #8
(sc) = slightly creased on binding otherwise all in good shape
The Jury by Steve Martini - Audio Tapes
Midnight Come Again by Dana Stabenow (sc)
No Safe Place by Richard North Patterson - Audio Tapes

Pick #9
Spyder Web by Tom Grace - Audio Tapes
Three Weddings and a Kiss - Anthology
On Treacherous Ground by Earl Murray
Guardian by Dee Henderson - Audio Tapes
Time to Hunt by Stephen Hunter - Audio Tapes

Pick #10
The Third Twin by Ken Follett (spine creased)
Double Blind by Ken Goodard
Dreams Gather by Kathryn Collins (sc)


  1. I'd like to read I.O.U. by Nancy Pickard. Thank for the giveaway!

    Have a great day!
    Elizabeth L.


  2. Yay, it's Friday Pick time again :-)!
    GC for me - thanks!

  3. Week 2 of Maggie Shayne's Devil's Kiss and Lover's Bite, please and thank you!

  4. Thanks you again for your generosity
    i would like to win Final Justice by Jasmine Cresswell

    all the best

    gfc: miki


  5. I would love to win: Cathy Maxwell Married in Haste (#1) and The Marriage Contract (#3)

    Thanks for sharing your books!

  6. Congrats to the winners!

    I'd love to have Scarred by William Heffernan. Thank you!

  7. My book choice is Cathy Maxwell's Marriage series.

  8. Thanks for choosing me this week.

    I would like Sam's Letters to Jennifer and The Beach House by James Patterson (week one)

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  9. Week #2 for Cathy Maxwell's Marriage series.
    Congrats to the winners. Happy reading.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  10. Congrats to the winners!

    I would like a 4th entry for "I.O.U by Nancy Pickard. I just looked above and saw that Elizabeth L so that means that I will have to choose something different!

    OK, starting over for 1st time, I will choose "The Guardian" by Dee Henderson. I had a tape player break last week so I had I hope that it can make it through this one.

    Carol Wong



    An Amazon GC would be wonderful thank you.

  12. I would like to entered again for Only A Duke Will Do & Beware A Scott's Revenge. Thanks
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  13. My choice is Jude Deveraux - The Velvet Series

    Thank you for the Friday Pick!

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  14. I would like Elusive Love or a gift card. Thank you! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

  15. Please enter me for Elusive Love by Catherine Lanigan

  16. I'd like to enter for Dangerous Lady. Thank you! :)

  17. Double Blind by Ken Goodard

    Thanks for the giveaway.


  18. Congrats to the lucky winners on their books!

    Am gonna ask for Paypal/TBD credit please and thanks!

  19. I'll go with lines of defense again.

    Thank you!

  20. Playing for cash in Paypal please, Thanks.

  21. I will go with the same as last week. I would like Demon's Kiss and Lover's Bite by Maggie Shayne for the Wings of Night Series. Thanks!

    pefrw at yahoo dot com

  22. just checking back for my comment Martha but it has not been saved... should have been my 2nd wk for Nov of the Heart...
    might have been the wordpress signin that still isn't working for me - o well, at least you know about the prob


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