Monday, July 30, 2012

ORACLE Olympic Opening Ceremony

Today would normally be a #writemotivation post.  Actually, I have a bone to pick with myself and will spill all that drama for this Wednesday, first Wednesday of the month.  That means IWSG post - just as a reminder :-)

But today, Olympics-mania is at fever pitch! What better way is there to get into the Olympic spirit than a book set around the London Games? J.C. Martin releases her debut novel, crime thriller Oracle, today! To celebrate, she's holding a month-long Oracle Olympics Blog Tour, with tons of games and prizes, including a possible grand prize of an iPad3 (for more details, visit J.C.'s blog)! And it all kicks off with today's Opening Ceremony! Read on to find out how you could win a signed paperback copy of Oracle right off the bat! So what is Oracle about, anyway? Here's the blurb: Oracle ORACLEWith London gearing up to host the Olympics, the city doesn't need a serial killer stalking the streets, but they've got one anyway. Leaving a trail of brutal and bizarre murders, the police force is no closer to finding the latest psychopath than Detective Inspector Kurt Lancer is in finding a solution for his daughter's disability. Thrust into the pressure cooker of a high profile case, the struggling single parent is wound tight as he tries to balance care of his own family with the safety of a growing population of potential victims. One of whom could be his own daughter. Fingers point in every direction as the public relations nightmare grows, and Lancer's only answer comes in the form of a single oak leaf left at each crime scene


Purchase Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble

Intrigued?


Here's your chance to win a signed copy of the book! All you have to do is visit all the blogs in the Parade of Nations in order (for a complete list of blogs, visit Olympics HQ here), including this one! Each blog will have a secret letter. Collect them all to decipher the secret message. Then go back to J.C.'s blog and enter your answer in the Rafflecopter for your chance to win! Answer some additional bonus questions to multiply your chances of winning! The contest will remain open till midnight EST on Friday 3rd August. The winner will be announced on J.C.'s blog!

So here is my secret letter: T
Click on over to Frederick Lee Brooke's blog for the next letter! Good luck!

42 comments:

  1. Looks interesting-- all the best with the book JC :)-- and sorry I haven't been visiting lately, Angela--injury to the foot has led to injury to the Muse, which has led to blocks everywhere!

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    1. No apologies needed. Me and social media had been rather, well, off and on ourselves.

      Sorry to hear about your injury. Hoping it and the muse improve very quickly.

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  2. This sounds like such a great book. I love the premise.

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    1. Danger and suspense. Got to love it!

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  3. How smart is that to tie the book to the Games! Well done!

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    1. And very smart to release it during the Olympics to add to the themed appeal.

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  4. Looks like a good book. And great that JC planned to release it now. Thanks for sharing about it.

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    1. My Pleasure. Don't forget to check out the other blogs to get the code letters.

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    1. It is wonderful. This month has been a wonderful month of sharing about so many great books, like Amy Saia's Soul Seekers,M Pax's Stopover at the Backworld's Edge and now Oracle by J.C. Martin.

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  6. what a fun contest! yay for JC!
    and the olympics!

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    1. I know right? And I love the code letters. Makes for a very fun contest.

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  7. Good luck to J.C. and Oracle! The premise sounds great. And timely.

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    1. I agree regarding the timeliness. Good marketing strategy for the release. ;-)

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  8. Love JC's book splash with the Oracle Olympics! I'm looking forward to reading your post on Wednesday!

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    1. Bring some wine with you. I'll have plenty of the other whine lol!!

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  9. Ha! I've Olympic-Game-Fever, too. I cannot help but get giddy at watching competitive sports...and I found myself with my knickers in a bunch over a 2000 meter row yesterday! It's ridiculous. I've never rowed (except in a gym) in my life. Still, the thrill of competition grabs me up and sweeps me away every time.

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    1. You're right, Nadja. The intensity of the competition really gets the blood flowing.

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  10. I tune in to the Olympics now and then. I'm not a big TV watcher and as background noise it drives me nuts. Those events I like, I'll tune in. :-)

    And I love books, Angela. I have a lean tower of books to read and lots on my keeper shelves!

    Congrats to JC. I think she's still pinching herself and squeeing, lolol!

    Sia McKye OVER COFFEE

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    1. You're probably right, Sia. It's probably all so surreal, like a waking dream.

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  11. Olympic and a serial killer? What can beat that?!

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    1. Something about serial killers: their insanity and their skill tend to be be very extreme. And make good fodder for books.

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  12. Such a timely release! Way to go, JC!

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    1. Very timely. Wishing much success for Oracle!

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  13. The book sounds great - I love London and mysteries - and the contest sounds really fun. Wish I had more time to play:) Congrats to JC on the new release!

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    1. I think it lasts for a few days so you may have a chance yet to enter the drawing!

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  14. Congratulation J.C. Thanks to all of you for this incredible book tour. This is such an intriguing book launch. Perfect for such an intriguing and mysterious book. The timing of the event just wraps it all up to make it perfect. I am having fun deciphering the secret code.

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    1. Thank you so much, Melissa. It's been an honor and pleasure to be a part of this with and for J.C.'s book launch. I really like the codes thing. Can't help but want to know what it all means!

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  15. What a fun way to do a book tour, and I totally remember seeing that cover revealed months ago. Congrats, J.C.! :)

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    1. Even the cover reveal was done with a bit mystery and intrigue involved. Love it!

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  16. So excited for JC! I've been following her journey for some time and can't wait to read Oracle - it looks terrific!!!

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    1. It does look terrific. The suspense and thrill surrounding the premise is very exciting.

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  17. Hello, Angela. I'm just taking a few moments to say hello to everyone who helped J.C. with her tour. Have a great week! *waves*

    -Jimmy

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    1. Hey Jimmy, Nice to make your virtual acquaintance.

      **waves back**

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  18. Big thanks to Angela for helping out in this Parade of Nations, and thanks to everyone for their kind words! I hope you'll all stick around for more fun and games planned throughout the month of August!

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    1. My pleasure, J.C. Keeping my eyes posted on the fun to come :-)

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  19. Totally intrigued! That's some fabulous timing on a book!

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  20. Hi, just visiting from the parade of nations...It's fun to be a part of a book launch with a game format.

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    1. Hi Rek. Hasn't this been wonderful? So much fun to be had with this tour. And great prizes...not to mention the good book in the center of it all :-)

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  21. Are you doing august nano? What's your screen name?

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    1. No August NaNo for me. But I do have a couple of story ideas for doing NaNo in November. I'm still in Revision City with a couple of stories.

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