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Friday, October 26, 2012

Martha's Bookshelf***Friday Pick Giveaway October 26, 2012

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

Happy Friday again! Yay - I think I need another weekend.  The majority of those who voted for the next book group chose pairs (two books by same author which count as one pick). But I couldn't resist including some Christmas titles too. So check out the newest group for pairs and singles. Pairs will get two books and Christmas singles will get a little Christmas extra.

Thank you to all who entered the October 19 Pick. There were Two automatic winners this week (the first and last comments :-) (those who requested the book four times and I did not note other people asking for that book during those weeks). Three books ARE STILL blocked - sorry :-(.

Elizabeth gets Shadow Rider
Mona gets Summer Light

to picked Winners from October 19 Pick:

Carol N Wong chose a A Dangerous Devotion
Louisa (got lucky on the title switch!) chose The Body They May Kill

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.

I just had to use this image this week. 
Have you read any good scary books lately?
Image found at Novel Novice

New Book Group #33 October 27, 2012
*asterisks indicate lighter, smaller books possibly suitable for international mailing
Gena Showalter:
     The Darkest Kiss and the Darkest Night
Mary Balogh:
     Simply Perfect and A Summer to Remember
Tami Hoag:
     Ashes to Ashes and A Thin Dark Line (Both have spine creasing)
Dick Francis:
     10 LB Penalty and Risk
Tom Clancy:
     Op-Center State of Siege and Op-Center Mission of Honor
SINGLES - CHRISTMAS TITLES (Better sizes for international) 
*A Gift of Murder by M.D. Lake  (slight spine creasing)
*The Mistletoe Wager by Christine Merrill
*Deck the Halls by Arlene James (slight spine creasing)
*A Holiday Prayer by Deb Kastner  (slight spine creasing)
*A Family for Christmas by Kate Welsh  (slight spine creasing)
*A Regency Christmas Anthology - Lyn Stone, Carla Kelly and Gail Rainstorm

New Book Group #32 October 5, 2012

 Demon's Fire by Emma Holly
- Oops upside down book! NOTE This book has dog bite damage; it is missing half back cover and the edges of pages in the back third of the book... it does not effect the text but I will understand if no one wants this one - A Courtesans Guide to Getting Your Man by Susan Donovan and Celeste Bradley
The Gift by Constance O'Day-Flannery
The Days of Summer by Jill Barnett
Tangled by Mary Balogh
Please Remember This by Katleen Giles Seidel
Twice Upon Time by Nina Beaumont
Angel of Midnight  by JoAnn Power
Heart of the Hawk by Justine Dare
One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
Touchstone by Linda Hilton
Restless Hearts by Marta Perry
Rogue Stallion by Diana Palmer
The Boy's Tale (Sister Frevisse Medieval Mysteries) by Margaret Frazer
Calculated Revenge by Jill Elizabeth Nelson
A Delecate Deception by Jenna Jones

New Book Group #31 August 31, 2012
I pulled some more books from several of my boxes.

In the Presence of Enemies by William J. Coughlin
Shattered by Dick Francis
Shadow Fires by Dean Koontz
Hard News by Jeffrey Deavers
Palindrome by Stuart Woods (spine creases)
Afterimage by Jay Brandon
Tall, Dark and Cajun by Sandra Hill
Hot Streak by Susan Johnson
When Lightning Strikes Twice by Barbara Boswell
Ice Blue by Anne Stuart
An Honorable Man by Rosemary Rogers (spine creases)
Thunder Creek by Jill Gregory
His Lady Mistress by Elizabeth Rolls
The Body They May Kill by Audrey Stallsmith
Beautiful Dreamer by Elizabeth Lowell
Summer Light by Luanne Rice

New Book Group #30 July 27, 2012
This time I pulled some books from one of my older boxes.
*asterisks indicate lighter, smaller books possibly suitable for international mailing

The Willful Widow by Valerie King (spine wear)
A Dangerous Devotion by Barbara Kyle
An Independent Woman by Candace Camp
Wild Escapade by Lisa Bingham
Dancing on Snowflakes by Jane Bonander
Mistress by Amanda Quick - Audio Cassettes
*Long Time Coming by Sandra Brown

New Book Group #29 June 29, 2012
*asterisks indicate lighter, smaller books possibly suitable for international mailing
Winning Ways by Barbara Boswell
Gifts from the Heart by Jillian Hart
*One is the Lonliest Number - Tom Clancey's Net Force
*Close to Home by Carolyne Aarsen

New Book Group #28 May 18, 2012
*asterisks indicate lighter, smaller books suitable for international
Wanna Get Lucky? by Deborah Coonts
Sleeping Alone by Barbara Bretton
*Love and Other Four Letter Words by Caroline Mackler
*The Carousel by Rosamund Pilcher

New book Group #27 April 13, 2012
Some of the books on the right end are smaller and suitable for overseas mailing. :-)
Hannibal Rising by Thomas Harris (spine damage)
*The Dream Horse by Virginia Campbell Scott

New book Group #26 March 2, 2012--- (All gone)
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.

New Group #25 January 12, 2012---(All gone)
*Smaller books on the right would be okay for most international mailing.

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

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
Emily's Good Nightmare by Cosmic Debris Cosmic

New Group #22 Pick Books September 2, 2011---(All gone)

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.
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!---(All gone).

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 429 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
#17--- (All gone)

12/3/10 Book Set:
Sleight of Hand by Robin Hathaway
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

List #15---(All gone)
List #14---(All gone)

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---(All gone)

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

List #1
Circle of Stars by Anna Lee Waldo

Pick #2---(All gone)

Pick #3---(All gone)

Pick #4
Talking God by Tony Kellerman
Everything to Gain by Barbara Taylor Bradford
The Shadow by Shelley Munro (PA)

Pick #5
See Jane Lead by Lois P. Frankel
Misfortune by Nancy Geary
Cold Hit by Linda Fairstein - Audio Tapes

Pick #6---(All gone)

Pick #7
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
No Safe Place by Richard North Patterson - Audio Tapes

Pick #9
On Treacherous Ground by Earl Murray
Guardian by Dee Henderson - Audio Tapes
Time to Hunt by Stephen Hunter - Audio Tapes

Pick #10---(All Gone)


  1. I'd like to read A Family for Christmas. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Have a wonderful day!
    Elizabeth L.

  2. Funny you should ask, and yes, I've read a couple of hauntingly good books this week, such as "Shade" by Jeri Smith-Ready and "Hereafter" by Tara Hudson.

    GC - thanks!

  3. Yeah! Ok, now week 1 for the Mary Balogh Pair, Simply Perfect and A Summer to Remember, please and thank you :)

  4. The pairs are greats but unfortunately it doesn't work for internationals.

    i would like:A Regency Christmas Anthology - Lyn Stone, Carla Kelly and Gail Rainstorm

    thank you a lot



  5. eeks! afraid of horror books so I have to say no.

    please put me in for the TBD credit please Martha! Happy Early Halloween everyone!! Get your ghoulish hats on!!

    1. Me too! I had to give up a challenge because the books were too scarey!

  6. I would love to win the pair of Gena Showalter books, thanks!

    I just read a book that would be perfect for Halloween Trucker Ghost Stories by Annie Wilder.

    Have a great weekend!

  7. I've read some really good books but nothing scary! Yikes, just can't do it!

    My choice this week is One For The Money by Janet Evanovich.

    Thanks so much!

  8. Congrats to the winners!

    I haven't read any scary books lately. I really don't like books or movies that scare me.

    I think I will try for The Mistletoe Wager this time. Thanks!

  9. week 3 : Close to Home by Carolyne Aarsen


  10. My book choice is the pair by Tami Hoag, "A Think Dark Line" and "Ashes to Ashes."

  11. count my name for GC please :)

    uniquas at ymail dot com

    ps : i had emailed you couple weeks ago regarding my winning last time, i hope you had received the email :)

  12. I would like Palindrome by Stuart Woods (week two)

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  13. My pick would be: The Darkest Kiss and The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter.

    No scary books to recommend as I don't read horror.

  14. Playing for cash in Paypal please.


  15. I would love the Gena Showalter books (THE DARKEST KISS and THE DARKEST NIGHT)

    I generally read paranormals, Definitely recommend the Demonica and Lords of Deliverance series. For more thriller/horror, I can only suggest Stephen King (I don't read these much anymore)

  16. wow, the pairs looks really tempting.. too bad i'm international. so i'll stick with diana palmer's rogue stallion again this week. thanks martha!

  17. hi martha! not sure what went wrong, but my previous comment got rejected by blogger. so if it's double posting, i really sorry.

    this week i pick diana palmer's rogue stallion again. though i'd love to play for one of the pairs, too bad i'm international

  18. Congrats winners.
    I'll go again with Hot Streak by Susan Johnson.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  19. I'd love the copy of The Mistletoe Wager by Christine Merrill please.

  20. Thank you for the book this week.

    Starting week#1, "A Gift for Murder' by M.D. Lake.

    Happy Halloween Everyone!!!


  21. I would love to win Hard News by Jeffery Deavers. Thanks for having this giveaway.


  22. Please enter me for the Darkest Kiss and the Darkest Night. Thanks for the giveaway.

  23. Congrats winners :D

    week 4: I would like Touchstone by Linda Hilton, thanks!

    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  24. lovely new selections but sticking w/'A Delicate Deception' Thx!

  25. I've been like 2 months with the same book
    Close to Home by Carolyne Aarsen
    I'm going to stick with it though those new books sound great!
    Thank you hehe
    lissette_125 AT hotmail dOT es


    A GC would be wonderful THANK YOU!!

  27. Stand by Me Anthology

    Thanks for the giveaway.


  28. Congrats to the winners!

    Hard News is my pick! Thank you!

  29. I would pick The Darkest Kiss and The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter.
    Happy Halloween!

  30. I'll go with One for the Money by Janet Evanovich. I've heard her books are hilarious.
    Thanks for the win :)


  31. Count me in for the BD credit, please.


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