Contest and Free Books – Shouting It Out Like Dr. Seuss!

Remember watching How The Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss?  I loved the part where the Whos in Who-ville shouted out the news about Christmas with their trumpets and who-instruments, they were joyful and merry.  Well, I’m merry about a new contest I’m running in conjuction with the release of my new Reed Ferguson mystery, This Doesn’t Happen In The Movies.

The Contest

How would you like to win signed copies (trade paperbacks) of Renee’s first two books, Nephilim Genesis of Evil, and The Sallie House, plus have YOUR name appear as a character in the next Reed Ferguson mystery?

Here’s how: 1) Buy and review This Doesn’t Happen In The Movies (available at Amazon and Smashwords – for Nook, Ipad, etc – synposis below)

2) Email Renee at with your contact information (name and email) and include a link to the review.

That’s it.  All contestants who post a review and email Renee by September 1st, 2011 will be included in a drawing for the two signed books, plus a character in her new book will be named after the winner.

Rules: Review must be completed by September 1st, 2011 Winner will consent to be interviewed by Renee – interview will be posted on her website, blog, and Facebook.

Shout It Out

Let your friends know! Let your family know! It’s free books, plus your name will live on.


This Doesn’t Happen In The Movies is a rollicking ride.  Witty, intrepid Reed Ferguson, a wannabe private eye with a love of film noir and detective fiction, needs a paying client to prove his career choice to himself and his parents. The customer shows up at his downtown Denver office in the form of Amanda Ghering, a rich, attractive, but unhappily married woman. She hires Reed to find her missing husband, but it doesn’t take long before Reed realizes that all is not as it seems. The superb cast of characters in this humorous mystery include a duo of oddball brothers who lack common sense and a genius computer geek. Follow Reed as he solves crimes akin to his cinematic hero, Humphrey Bogart.



About Renee Pawlish

Author of mystery novels, thriller novels, and horror books. Check out Nephilim Genesis of Evil, the Reed Ferguson mystery series, the Noah Winter adventure series for young adults, Take Five, a short story collection, and The Sallie House: Exposing the Beast Within. Renee also offers writing lessons and writing strategies in the Writers Workshop. Twitter: Facebook: Blog: Goodreads:
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4 Responses to Contest and Free Books – Shouting It Out Like Dr. Seuss!

  1. rockfreak says:

    Awesome! Especially the naming a character after the winner part.
    Can’t wait to enter this contest. Just as soon as I find money to put into my prepaid card.
    Now, let’s check the couch for pennies…

  2. Renee Pawlish says:

    Pennies is right, the book is only 99 cents! Thanks for the support!

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