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Sunday, August 12, 2012

GiveAway of Widow's Might by Sandra Brannan

A GiveAway of One Hard Copy of Widow's Might


Widow’s Might follows the brave Liv Bergen through the Black Hills of SD

RAPID CITY, SD – APRIL 2012 – In 2010 readers grew fond of the female crime-solver Liv Bergen as she went from limestone manager to amateur sleuth in the first installment of Sandra Brannan’s critically acclaimed murder-mystery series. After In the Belly of Jonah came Liv’s next intense case in Lot’s Return to Sodom, which revolved around the infamous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The intelligent and brave heroine continues her fight against evil in Brannan’s third book of her series, Widow’s Might (Aug. 7, 2012, Greenleaf Book Group). Once again set in South Dakota, Liv is on the lookout for a long-inactive killer known only as the Crooked Man.

“I am having fun showcasing the colorful life of ranchers in the Black Hills and underscoring the pioneering and indomitable spirit of the Dakotas,” said Brannan, who lives with her family and works in the mining business in Rapid City.

In true-Brannan style, the line between good and evil is blurred in Widow’s Might.

“The premise is simply what happens when a well-intentioned concept becomes so powerful, that it buckles under the weight of itself, crushing to death the very life it was designed to save,” the author said. “My goal with every book is to either change a reader’s plans or make him or her lose a night of sleep.”

Ladies can expect to see more of the dreamy FBI agent Streeter Pierce, who in book three sets in motion an unconventional way to recruit Liv for the FBI’s training camp as they work the case together. But is Liv falling for the brilliant, exotic agent Jack Linwood instead? The book showcases widow Helma Hanson as the unlikely heroine, accompanied by Liv’s sister Elizabeth and a support group of parents who lost their babies to SIDS.

An independent booksellers’ favorite book pick, In The Belly of Jonah went into a second printing within its first month of debut. And in 2011, its e-book version landed on the top 100 mysteries list nationally. Brannan’s success in the literary world led to her being named one of the top 25 most fabulous women by Black Hills Magazine.

Library Journal calls Brannan’s books “good and scary.” Booklist recommends the series “for hardcore crime fiction fans.” It’s a “fast-paced, gripping mystery to be read with the lights on and the doors locked,” says Maria Upichard of Boswell Book Company in Milwaukee. Brannan “lays a strong enticement to continue reading each offering in the proposed series,” raved Nancy Hansford of the Coloradoan. And Andrea Hoon, book department manager of Hastings in Gillette, Wyoming, said it’s the “best mystery series I’ve read in a long time.”

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1 comment:

C.E. Hart said...

Awesome! Thank you for the opportunity to read this book. I'm more than willing to lose sleep turning it's pages. LOL!