Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Free books. Free skydives. Final Approach is finally here!

Monday's winner: Amy Beyer (Facebook entry). Amy already has Final Approach, so it's either her choice of another mystery book or we're sending her out of an airplane!

Tuesday's winner: Meghan Grilliot (Facebook entry). Meghan, let me know your choice of prize. Congrats!

Wednesday's winner: Kelly Sichman (Facebook entry). Thanks for playing, Kelly. Yay!

Thursday's winner: joshfullermusic (Twitter entry). Congratulations! Tweet your choice of prize to @Rachel_Brady! :-)

Friday's winner: Beth Robertson (Facebook entry). Congratulations, Beth! And thank you to everyone who played. I wish I could send books to all of you!

Final Approach was released early (!) and I’m celebrating with a social networking blitz to get the word out. Participate on Twitter, Facebook, at your blog, or by e-mail. Link to this post to be entered to win your choice of:

  • A signed copy of Final Approach
  • Any other mystery novel (up to $25)
  • A free jump (USPA licensed skydivers only. $22 cap.)
  • A 1-year subscription to Blue Skies Magazine (US jumpers only.)
The second option was added for folks who already have Final Approach and don't feel like jumping out of a plane if they win. If you don't already have my book and you win and pick somebody else's book, the decent thing to do is just lie to me.

Four ways to play

1. Twitter

Post some variant of this: RT @Rachel_Brady New skydiving mystery *Final Approach* is out. Free skydives and books! Details:

(The @Rachel_Brady is important because it's the only way I'll see your post to know to enter you.)

2. Your blog

Mention Final Approach on your blog with a link to this post. Then comment here with a link to your blog or e-mail the link to rachel(at)rachelbrady(dot)net.

3. E-mail

Mention Final Approach, with a link to this post, in an e-mail to your friends who skydive or like mysteries. Be sure to cc me at rachel(at)rachelbrady(dot)net so I know to enter you.

4. Facebook

This one only works if you’re already one of my Facebook friends. Mention Final Approach and add a link to this post on your Facebook page and you’re entered to win.

Extra stuff

  • Enter multiple times with any combination of the above.
  • I'll collect names from Twitter, Facebook, blog comments, and my Inbox all week long.
  • I'll draw a winner every day, Monday, 8/24 – Friday, 8/28.
  • Daily winners will be announced here at the blog and on Twitter and Facebook each evening.

Thanks for participating and good luck!

Blue skies,



  1. Go Rachel! Done at

  2. I tweeted about your contest!

    Please count me in the contest.

  3. posted on FB. Can't wait to read it!

  4. Sounds cool Rachel. I did RT it and added you as a Twitter friend. Will do Facebook next and my blog tonight. Enter away.

  5. Congratulations. I'm looking forward to reading it. I put your contest and book cover on my blog

  6. Congratulations on your first novel! I posted a story on my blog at I'm also going to try and come see you at your signing this Sunday at Poison Pen.

    Good luck with the signings!

  7. Vicki, Sheila, SuperP, and Kristen! Thanks for your help on Twitter and Facebook. :-)

    Tara, Mark, and Chad ~ I appreciate those awesome write-ups on your blogs!

    Mark, I'm a marathoner too... and I saw your search for mysteries set in Hawaii. If you haven't contacted her already, you might try Jerrilyn Farmer. She set one of her Mad Bean mysteries there. I think the title was The Flaming Luau of Death. I recall a very funny scene on a massage table.

    Chad,whoa there! Definitely come see me at the Poisoned Pen but it's October 30th, not September 30th. =) It'll be a good time. Door prizes and Halloween candy. Come hungry.

    Thanks everyone for helping me keep the contest going. Good luck!

  8. I'm so excited for you Rachel! Congrats! Blog posting at

  9. Thank you, Peggy! I appreciate your thoughtful post! :-) And more importantly... CONGRATULATIONS on your own big news! So excited for you.

  10. Congratulations!
    I posted on Twitter - CarolAnnM
    Carol M
    mittens0831 AT

  11. Welcome, Carol! Thank you for playing.