Sunday, December 20, 2009

Hey folks! Yet another fun contest for you here on Slash and Burn. The part I love best about all these contests is how EASY they are to win.

Today I'm giving away a free download of my newest release, Chasing Victory. Chasing Victory is a novel set in the fast-paced world of stock car racing. I really liked this book while it was being written and I was pleased with the end result. My publisher tells me it's selling very well, so happy holidays to me!

All you need to do to win a copy is comment here with your favorite sport to watch or participate in. Leave an email address where you can be contacted and I'll let the winner know by tomorrow morning, 9:00 a.m. PST.

Little snippet to get you going...

He was still yanking ineffectually at his seat harness by the time medical showed up. Mitch barely registered the men in blue that were surrounding his car. He was too intent on getting free, getting out of his car before what happened last time happened again, so when his window webbing was torn down, Mitch swallowed a startled gasp and looked up.

“Keep still, man.” Serious blue eyes, the lightest shade Mitch could ever remember seeing, were searching Mitch’s face. “Anything hurt? Are you stuck?”

“My harness,” Mitch said lamely. His thumb remained on the button, trying to get it to unsnap.

Dark brows drew together and the medic reached a hand inside the car. He put his fingers over Mitch’s and pressed down. There was audible click that Mitch could hear even through his helmet, and then he was suddenly free.

He shrugged the harness off and scrambled for the window, anxious to get out of the confined space. Once he was outside the car, maybe his heart would stop pounding so hard.

“Whoa, hey, easy there.” Strong hands were on Mitch’s forearms, easing him back down in his seat. “You should know the rules. You don’t move until medical checks you out.” Blue Eyes gave a quick smile, but something told Mitch there was seriousness behind it. “Got any neck or back pain?”

“Uh.” Mitch blinked and tried to concentrate on how he was feeling. His harness was unsnapped, so there was no more reason for his harsh breathing or shaking fingers. “No. No neck pain. He didn’t hit me that hard.”

It was true; Mitch had known as soon as Danny had made contact that they’d both walk away from it. There had been worse wrecks. Much worse.

“Hard enough,” the medic said casually. “Sit tight, I’ll let you out in a minute.” He scanned the inside of the car and then gave Mitch an up-down look that would have gotten Mitch’s phone number in his pocket if they’d been in a bar.


Comment here, I'll pick a winner tomorrow!


Chris said...

No need to enter me, since I read (and enjoyed) this book a few months ago. :)

Favorite sport. Hmm. I like cycling in the summer. In the winter, I do occasionally manage to knock a puck around on the lake.

Carol said...

My favorite sport to watch is college football.

Janna said...

The excerpt sure sounds promising!
I like to watch tennis.

BeCullen said...

I love to play basketball. I just found your books and I love them.


n.c. jenks said...

I love the excerpt. My favorite sport to watch is pro-football but I love to play volleyball.

Mo said...

My favorite sport to participate in is bowling, both candlepin and tenpin. The excerpt is great.

Yami no Ite said...

Let's see. My favorite sports to watch? I'd have to say gymnastics and Ice Skating in any of its forms. I first started liking gymnastics because my sister did it, and she'd always watch it during olympics. DOn't know why I started watching Ice Skating though. Participating i'll do most anything, as long as its not serious, like a church group activity or something. Or on the Wii. :P

Amy said...

I must say I'm not a huge sports fan of most sports, a crime if you live in a sports town like Pittsburgh. But if I must... Watch? Uh, the Olympics? Participate? Bedsports.

Tory Temple said...

Thanks, everyone! I always like knowing what other people enjoy in the wide world of sports. Like Amy, I'm also not a huge fan, but I do have my favorite local teams. And since I was born in Pittsburgh, it would be disloyal of me to not be a Steeler fan. (How 'bout that game yesterday, Amy?)

Anyway, thanks so much for all your entries! I threw names into a winter mitten and came up with BeCullen! I'll email you today with your book.

Thanks again, everyone. Have a safe and happy holiday, if you celebrate!

Amy said...

Congrats, BeCullen!

{Uh, what game? Seriously, I am a Pittsburgh anomaly!}

Tory Temple said...

LOL. The Steeler game yesterday was pretty amazing in the final seconds. My husband and father had it on, which is probably the only reason I was watching! Don't worry, I will never tell the rest of Pittsburgh you're not a fan. ;)

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