Charlaine Harris Giveaway #1 - Win Grave Secret

Grave Secret is the fourth novel in the Harper Connelly Mystery Series by Charlaine Harris, and the mystery hits much closer to home for Harper and Tolliver than any of the previous books.

Following their major investigation in An Ice Cold Grave in North Carolina where they uncovered the identity of a pair of serial killers, Harper and Tolliver are finally taking some time to rest and visit their half sisters, Mariella and Gracie, who live with Harper's Aunt and Uncle. While polite, her Aunt and Uncle can't help act condescending towards Harper and Tolliver for what they do for a living and can't seem to decide whether they want to two in the girls' lives. And they aren't too keen about Harper and Tolliver together as a couple.

While doing a job in town for the wealthy Joyce family heirs, Harper tells them, their Grandaddy's caretaker was killed during childbirth rather than the appendix rupture they'd all thought, and the oldest Joyce, Lizzie, sets out to find the missing baby. And then of course that catapults Harper and Tolliver into the middle of a mystery. Tolliver gets shot, Harper has a death threat on her head, Tolliver's dead beat dad, Matthew Lang, shows up begging to be in his son's life again, and of course this is the book where Harper will find out what happened to her sister Cameron all those years ago.

Grave Secret was a little slow to get started - it didn't feel as action packed as An Ice Cold Grave, and I was impatient to find out clues about what happened to Cameron. There were a few twists and shocks in the last half of the book that had me unwilling to put it down, but I'm not sure how I feel about the ending. I think I wanted something a little more climactic. I'll also admit that it took me a little while to get used to Harper and Tolliver's relationship, if only for the fact that she kept calling him her "brother" - in previous books when she realized her feelings for him, she was loathe to call him that and constantly pointed out that they weren't really related. Now she's back to calling him her brother.

All in all, it won't disappoint fans of the series, and I can't help hoping Manfred gets his own spin-off series.

CONTEST: One lucky commenter will win a brand new copy of Grave Secret, the fourth book in the Harper Connelly Mystery Series. Be sure to include your email address so I know how to contact you.

Extra entries:
+1 New followers
+2 If you're already a follower
+1 Linking to my contest on your blog, twitter, etc. Include links. (up to 5)
+3 For posting about my contest on your blog. (Must be actual post)
+2 Add me to your blog roll
+3 for referring someone to the contest
+3 for being the person referred

This contest is open internationally! It will end October 26th at 11:59 pm Eastern time. Winner will be announced October 27th. Good luck and happy entering!

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brizmus said...

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+2 because I'm already a follower.
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tetewa said...

I've been looking forward to this release, I enjoy this series!

Sheere said...

Enter me please!

+1 twitter
+2 blog roll

Ellz said...

Heck ya, enter me.
+2 current follower
+1 sidebar link @

Megan said...

Great contest!

+2 - Already a follower


Misty said...

Great contest and review!
+2 follower
+1 sidebar link @ Book Rat
+2 blog roll @ Book Rat


Angiegirl said...

Oh, I can't wait to read this book. I love the Harper series and was so glad to hear a fourth one was coming out. Please enter me.

+2 Already a follower
+2 Added you to my blog roll

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Unknown said...

Hi Suzie :)
I've been looking forward to GRAVE SECRET for a while.
Did you know it is the FINAL book in the series?
I love Harper = she's a character who remains with you.
All the best,
PS - I'm a Member in good sitting.
PPS - Email in my Blogger Profile.

suzie townsend said...

I was pretty sure this was the last book - it ties up the loose ends in the series and serves as a good stopping point, but I didn't know for sure.

Cherie J said...

Please enter me. Thank you!


+2 Already a Follower

chey said...

Please enter me.

I'm a follower

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throuthehaze said...

count me in please

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Valorie said...

+2 If you're already a follower

+1 Tweet:


Llehn said...

I'd love to play please!
+2 Already a follower


Natalie said...

Great contest!

+1 Follower
+1 Link on Contest Sidebar
+2 Blogroll

Natalie @ Mindful Musings

Beleth said...

Count me in! I would love to read this book.
Im already a follower.

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Mystica said...

Please enter me. would like to read this book.

Thanks for opening the contest to overseas readers.



Jenny N. said...

Enter me please. I would like to win a copy of this book

+2 Already a follower


M.A.D. said...

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ooh PLEASE enter me, this is my kinda book :)

M.A.D. said...

Mary D
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+2 already a follower

Anonymous said...

While I haven't read any of the books in this series yet, I do have "An Ice Cold Grave" on my book shelf. I loved the Sookie books and expect to fall in love with these too.
Would love a copy of "Grave Secret" to add to my collection.
+2 already a follower

BlackWolf said...

count me in..
Extra entries:

+2 i'm already a follower
+3 For posting about your contest on my blog.
+2 your on my blog roll
+3 for referring someone to the contest ...sheila

darlanpaulsmamma said...

i have been wanting to read Charlain Harris' other series, I adore the Sookie Stackhouse books
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darlanpaulsmamma said...

new follower
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Sheere said...

+2 If you're already a follower

Sheila Kishi said...

please could me in

+3 for being the person referred ( blackwolf)
+1 new followers

Sheila Kishi said...


+3 for being the person referred ( BLACK WOLF)

Ladytink_534 said...

Harper and Tolliver's relationship still squicks me out but I just love her power so I can't help but read these books as soon as a new one comes out.

+1 New follower
+3 Referred by


Veronica F. said...

please enter me!
i 've been hoping to read this series next :D


+2 already a follower

Nina said...

Great contest and thank you that it is internationally.

Sarah said...

Great giveaway! :) Please enter me.

+2 Old follower
+1 Linked this to my sidebar
+2 You're on my blogroll

Thanks! Grave Secret sounds really good.

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Aliens said...

Great contest!
I'm a follower

andrea b said...

+1 New follower
+1 tweeting here:
+3 referred by

thanks for the awesome giveaway!
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Reading said...

Please enter me. Thanks for the chance.
+3 I was referred by

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Anonymous said...

Ooh! Include me please. :)

+2 Already a follower


Unknown said...

Ooh! I'm a follower and I was referred by Susan Adrian. Is that +4?

Dot S.( said...

I'm a follower who loves Charlaine Harris' books.

buddyt said...

I am a new Follower.

Pleae enter me in the giveaway.
Thank you.


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Martha Lawson said...

Count me in!! I'd love to win this one..

I'm a follower..

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Froggy said...

+1 comment with email
+2 If you're already a follower
+1 Linking to my contest on your blog
+2 Add me to your blog roll
+3 for being the person referred - Natalie at Mindful Musings referred me

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Milka said...

+1 new follower
+1 comment with email


Strangelove said...

Thanks for this!

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Dark Obsessions said...

Cool contest! I'm a new follower here so please enter me!

Beleth said...

When i posted some days ago i forgot to say that you're im my blogroll (+2) [open in new window]


Carla Ribeiro said...

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Emily said...

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Cavalier said...

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I love this giveaway!


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Maria D said...

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Tanita said...

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Mil said...

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Hailey Miller said...

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+3 I was referred by


Cherry said...

Please count me in!


Cherry said...

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Cherry said...

I forgot to say... I'm a follower :)

Andrea [Buried In Books] said...

Ooo yay, I've read the 1st 2, I need the 3rd & 4th!

+1 New follower
+1 sidebar []

Sheila (bookjourney) said...

Great blog! I am a new follower. :)

This book looks wonderful!

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