Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Special Giveaway of The Last Bridge by Teri Coyne

In celebration of the paperback release of The Last Bridge, Teri Coyne is offering to give one of her books away to one of my readers!  This was an amazing and powerful book and if you missed my review you can still read it here.  There is also a guest post that Teri submitted last Fall that gave us a little glimpse into her personal life that you may also find interesting.

Here is a summary of The Last Bridge from the Random House website:

For ten years, Alexandra “Cat” Rucker has been on the run from her past. But a sudden call from an old neighbor forces Cat to return to her Ohio hometown—and to the family she never intended to see again. Cat’s mother is dead, and she’s left a disturbing and confusing suicide note that reads:
Cat, He isn’t who you think he is. Mom xxxooo

Seeking to unravel the mystery of her mother’s death, Cat must confront her past to discover who “he” might be: Her tyrannical father, now in a coma after suffering a stroke? Her brother, Jared, named after her mother’s true love (who is also her father’s best friend)? Or Addison Watkins, Cat’s first and only love? Taut, gripping, and edgy, The Last Bridge is an intense tale of family secrets, darkest impulses, and deep-seated love.

Now for the giveaway!

Since this giveaway is to help celebrate the paperback release of this novel I want to make this a bit more fun for everyone involved.  The giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada.

Since Teri Coyne has been a stand up comedian, for one entry I would like you to share a joke of some kind in the comment section.  I don't care if it's a corny joke, kid's joke, or even a knock knock joke, but I do ask that you keep it clean and tasteful.  This will be your main entry, so if you do not include a joke you will not qualify!  Don't forget to include your email address.

For another two entries tell something interesting that you have learned from Teri Coyne's website.

For two additional entries, blog about this contest or add the link to your sidebar.

So you can earn a maximum of five entries for this contest and don't forget to leave your email address.  You will have until June 8th to enter and I will draw for a winner from Random.org on June 9th.

Good luck everyone!

26 comments:

Marce said...

I just wanted to say this book was great, I enjoyed it also JoJo.

Pamela Keener said...

Ok this is a stupid joke but as someone who never remembers any of them this is what I have to share.
Farrah Fawcett was entering the pearly gates. God said he would grant her one last wish. She asked him to save the children. Michael Jackson died shortly thereafter.
Love & Hugs,
Pam
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Pamela Keener said...

Target picked this book as a breakout book.
Congrats Teri!
Love & Hugs,
Pam
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Pamela Keener said...

Teri hates BS. she says she can handle the truth even an ugly truth.
Love & Hugs,
Pam
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Julie P said...

Okay, I am sorry to have to tell you this corny joke that my son told me when he was about six years old. It has stuck with me all these years since it was so corny!

How do you clean a tuba?

With a tube-a toothpaste.....LOL

A Musing Mother said...

Not the best joke but the best line of all time - Then why is the rum gone?

nfmgirl said...

Once I was watching my friend's four kids for the day, and I was beginning to tire under the onslaught of knock-knock jokes. In order to distract them for a moment, I tried to come up with my own. On the spot, I came up with:

-- Knock-Knock
-- Who's there?
-- Nunya
-- Nunya who?
-- Nunya business!

The kids found this hysterical, and laughed and laughed! Kids are such an easy audience!

nfmgirl said...

Blogged:
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nfmgirl said...

I like her interactive Bio. I learned through it about the nickname Bearcat.

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Jess said...

A blonde walks into a library and says to the librarian "I would like a cheeseburger, fries, and a diet coke". The librarian says to the blonde "Miss, this is a library" The blonde responds by whispering "Oh sorry -- I would like a cheeseburger, fries, and a diet coke". I read this joke in Never Let You Go by Erin Healy and completely laughed out loud!

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Cindy W. said...

For the record...I am a blond.

You walk into an office and you are looking for the desk that belongs to your blond friend. How can you find it? Look for the computer screen with white out on it. Duh..

Smiles,
Cindy W.

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Judylynn said...

Here's one:

A priest, a little boy, and a purple donkey walk into a bar. The bartender looks at them and says, "What is this, a joke?"

Please enter me in this giveaway - Thanks!

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ChristyJan said...

Why do you keep the newspaper in the fridge?
Because it is full of HOT NEWS.

sorry . . .

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Steve Capell said...

Three buddies die in a car crash, and they find themselves at the pearly gates.

They are all asked, "When you are in your casket and friends and
family are mourning upon you, what would you like to hear them say
about you?

The first guy says, "I would like to hear them say that I was the
greates doctor of my time, and a great family man."

The second guy says, "I would like to hear that I was a wonderful
husband and school teacher who made a huge difference in our
children of tomorrow."

The last guy replies,
"I would like to hear them say... LOOK!!! HE'S MOVING!!!!!"

Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway.

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skkorman said...

Here's the joke (give it a moment, then laugh heartily):

Q: If you're an American when you go into the bathroom and you're an American when you come out of the bathroom, what are you while you're IN the bathroom?

A: European

Sigh!
skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

Donna said...

Here's a knock knock joke for you:
knock-knock. Who's there?
Dwayne. Dwayne who?
Dwayne the bathtub, I'm drowning!

Please enter me!
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Sarah E said...

Here's my joke:

Knock Knock!
Who’s there?
Adore.
Adore who?
Adore stands between us, open up!

Please enter me in this giveaway!

saemmerson at yahoo dot com

Sarah E

Sarah E said...

I learned that Austin and New York are the author's favorite cities.

saemmerson at yahoo dot com

Sarah E

Debi said...

Here's my joke:
A little boy asked his grandmother how old she was. "39 and holding," she replied. "Well, then, how old would you be if you let go?"

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Debi said...

From Teri's website I learned that New York City is Teri's favorite city and that Austin is her next favorit city. She would like to own property there. She also travels as much as time and budget allows.

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LAMusing said...

how many surrealists does it take to screw in a ligtbulb? FISH

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LAMusing said...

I learned aside from New York, Austin is the author's favorite city

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Kaye said...

ok, so here is my joke - Why don't penguins like rock music?

Because they only like sole!

Hey, you didn't say it had to be uproarious. Anyway, please enter me in the drawing. florida982002[at]yahoo.com

Karen said...

This is long, but funny--my favorite, in fact:

Long ago, when sailing ships ruled the waves, a captain and his crew were in danger of being boarded by a pirate ship.

As the crew became frantic, the captain bellowed to his First Mate, "Bring me my red shirt!".

The First Mate quickly retrieved the captain's red shirt, which the captain put on and lead the crew to battle the pirate boarding party. Although some casualties occurred among the crew, the pirates were repelled.

Later that day, the lookout screamed that there were two pirate vessels sending boarding parties.

The crew cowered in fear, but the captain calm as ever bellowed, "Bring me my red shirt!".

The battle was on, and once again the Captain and his crew repelled both boarding parties, although this time more casualties occurred.

Weary from the battles, the men sat around on deck that night recounting the day's occurrences when an ensign looked to the Captain and asked, "Sir, why did you call for your red shirt before the battle?".

The Captain, giving the ensign a look that only a captain can give, exhorted, "If I am wounded in battle, the red shirt does not show the wound and thus, you men will continue to fight unafraid".

The men sat in silence marveling at the courage of such a man.

As dawn came the next morning, the lookout screamed that there were pirate ships, 10 of them, all with boarding parties on their way. The men became silent and looked to their Captain for his usual command.

The Captain, calm as ever, bellowed, "Bring me my brown pants!!

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Marilu said...

Ok my joke may be a little distasteful, but not any worse than the Micheal Jackson one!

The Cuckoo Clock!! (this one always makes me laugh!!)



The other night I was invited out for a night with the 'girls. I told my husband that I would be home by midnight, I promise! Well, the hours passed and the margaritas went down way too easily. Around 3 a.m., a bit loaded, I headed for home.

Just as I got in the door, the cuckoo clock in the hallway started up and cuckooed 3 times.

Quickly, realizing my husband would probably wake up, I cuckooed another 9 times.

I was really proud of myself for coming up with such a quick-witted solution, in order to escape a possible conflict with him.

(Even when totally smashed... 3 cuckoos plus 9 cuckoos totals = 12 cuckoos
MIDNIGHT!)

The next morning my husband asked me what time I got in, I told him 'MIDNIGHT'... he didn't seem pissed off in the least.

Whew, I got away with that one! Then he said,
"We need a new cuckoo clock".

When I asked him why, he said, "Well, last night our clock cuckooed three times, then said "oh shit". Cuckooed 4 more times, cleared its throat, cuckooed another three times, giggled, cuckooed twice more, and then tripped over the coffee table and farted.

I know you're laughing!! hehe

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Marilu said...

+2 I learned that Coagulate is Teri's favourite word, while bitch is her least favourite word!! (along with many other things as I snooped around her blog for a while!!)

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