Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Summer reading survey...and a two book prize!




As a teacher...summers are especially precious, so I allow myself to become a book glutton. My goal is to stuff myself with as many great reads as I possibly can before we report back to the classroom in August.  I tend to like many genres but suspense/thriller/mystery is my fave. All right! Let’s find out what YOU, my darling blog readers, prefer in your novels. 

Comment with your picks  and speak your mind. I'll draw a winner next week to receive my TWO newest releases, Seaside Secrets and Sit, Stay, Love! 

Do you prefer...
1. Either EBOOKS or PRINT BOOKS? 
2. Either UNKNOWN VILLIANS that aren’t revealed until the end, or UP FRONT VILLIANS who are up close and personal from the get go?
3.  Either MILITARY/COP protagonists or the EVERYMAN type hero?
4.  Either SMALL TOWN SETTINGS or URBAN SETTINGS?

Book #2 in the Pacific Coast Investigations Series available now!
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79 comments:

  1. I love your questions Dana - Here's what I think:
    1. Either EBOOKS or PRINT BOOKS? Print mostly
    2. Either UNKNOWN VILLIANS that aren’t revealed until the end, or UP FRONT VILLIANS who are up close and personal from the get go? Um... I'll go with up front villians.
    3. Either MILITARY/COP protagonists or the EVERYMAN type hero? Oooo that is a tough one... Everyman?
    4. Either SMALL TOWN SETTINGS or URBAN SETTINGS? Small... no Urban... Okay I'll go with Urban

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. Do you prefer...
    1. Either EBOOKS or PRINT BOOKS?
    I enjoy both equally.

    2. Either UNKNOWN VILLIANS that aren’t revealed until the end, or UP FRONT VILLIANS who are up close and personal from the get go?
    Unknown villains so I can test my own detective powers.

    3. Either MILITARY/COP protagonists or the EVERYMAN type hero?
    Mostly everyman types.

    4. Either SMALL TOWN SETTINGS or URBAN SETTINGS?
    Small towns.

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  3. 1. Either EBOOKS or PRINT BOOKS? I like print books.

    2. Either UNKNOWN VILLIANS that aren’t revealed until the end, or UP FRONT VILLIANS who are up close and personal from the get go? A mix of both is good.

    3. Either MILITARY/COP protagonists or the EVERYMAN type hero? Everyman.

    4. Either SMALL TOWN SETTINGS or URBAN SETTINGS? A mix is good but mostly small town.

    Thanks! Kristie Porter tklovenest ataoldotcom

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  4. Let's see....
    1. Print books are the best! The feel, smell and look of them...awww!
    2. I prefer villians that are up front...I like to know which characters to hate from the get-go.
    3. I like both military/cop and everyman type heroes...so no clear choice there.
    4. Small town settings...or better yet, out on the open sea! It's a pirate's life fer me!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    debsbunch777(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I'm with you on the print book thing!

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  5. Hi Dana, thanks for the chance to win two of your books for my summer reading. My answers are:
    1. Either EBOOKS or PRINT BOOKS?
    I still love PRINT books. Don't know if I will ever change Lol
    2. Either UNKNOWN VILLIANS that aren’t revealed until the end, or UP FRONT VILLIANS who are up close and personal from the get go?
    UP FRONT VILLAINS I like knowing who I should be be rooting for!
    3. Either MILITARY/COP protagonists or the EVERYMAN type hero?
    EVERYMAN
    4. Either SMALL TOWN SETTINGS or URBAN SETTINGS?
    SMALL TOWN SETTINGS

    Blessings!
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. 1.i prefer print, but as long as I can read the book either one is fine.
    2. Unknown villain so I can try to figure out who it is. It makes the story more intriguing and the characters more interesting .
    3. Everyman. I think there is a hero in all of us. It's nice to read about a man you wouldn't think of as a hero.
    4. Small town settings.
    Thanks
    Deana
    Jhdwayne(at)peoplepc(dot)com

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    1. I like your comment, "there's a hero in all of us!" :)

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  7. 1. I love the feel of a print book, but I can read an ebook at night in bed!
    2. I like the Unknown Villian. It's fun to try to figure out who it is.
    3. I like the military/cop the best.
    4. I like small town settings the best, but I will read any clean book.

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  8. Dana, entering me for the books wouldn't be fair, but my choices are:
    1. Print books (unless the e-books are on sale)
    2. Unknown villain, every time
    3. Hero, but not in uniform--Jack Reacher comes to mind
    4. Setting doesn't matter, so long as I can identify with it.

    Thanks for asking.

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  9. I like print books and the everyday hero! I don't own an ereader.

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  10. E-book or print: either, when I travel e-books are easy to pack and don't weigh much, at home it's nice to hold a book.
    Villains: I like a mix of both
    Military/cop or everyman hero: I like both, much depends on the story
    Small town or urban: mostly small town (more interesting characters to get to know)

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  11. 1. Either EBOOKS or PRINT BOOKS?
    like both, however lean towards print more
    2. Either UNKNOWN VILLIANS that aren’t revealed until the end, or UP FRONT VILLIANS who are up close and personal from the get go?
    like both
    3. Either MILITARY/COP protagonists or the EVERYMAN type hero?
    everyman ... seems like military/cop are overdone.
    4. Either SMALL TOWN SETTINGS or URBAN SETTINGS?
    small town

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  12. I'm afraid I won't be much help answering your survey since I don't have a real strong preference in any of the categories! If I HAD to make one definitive choice though, it would be print over ebooks, but I do enjoy reading on my Kindle & Kobo. ;) Thanks! rw620 AT aol DOT com

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  13. 1. Print books (but ebooks are growing on me)
    2. Unknown villains
    3. Military/cop
    4. Small town usually
    betsytoj(a)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. 1. print(but I have e-books)
    2.Unknown villians
    3.both
    4.both
    rbgillihan(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. 1. I prefer print books--the smell, holding them. I will read ebooks though.

    2. The Unknown Villian so I can figure out who it is as I'm reading.

    3. Everyman a hero as ordinary individuals are hero, too

    4. Small town settings primarily since I'm from a rural area. I have enjoyed books I've read with the setting in urban areas though.

    I love your books, Dana. God bless.

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    1. Thank you for the kind words, Marilyn!

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  16. Hi Dana! I love your books!
    1. print
    2.unknown villians
    3.both
    4.small town settings usually
    ldwrncpn(at)comcast(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, Lori! Thanks for commenting!

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  17. Dana, these are my preferences...

    1. I LOVE print books. I like the feel/smell of them. They are much easier to share.
    2. I like the suspense of the UNKNOWN VILLAIN.
    3. Both
    4. Both

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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  18. 1. Either EBOOKS or PRINT BOOKS? Print

    2. Either UNKNOWN VILLIANS that aren’t revealed until the end, or UP FRONT VILLIANS
    who are up close and personal from the get go?
    Unknown
    3. Either MILITARY/COP protagonists or the EVERYMAN type hero? Everyday
    4. Either SMALL TOWN SETTINGS or URBAN SETTINGS? Small town settings
    tumcsec(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I love them all! Can't get enough reading by the pool or the ocean or...whatever! Lol.

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  20. Good questions!
    1. I like print books, but do a lot of traveling over the summer (I also work in education). So, I use ebooks while away from home.
    2. I enjoy trying to solve the mystery myself, so I tend to prefer the unknown villain.
    3. I enjoy both. No strong preference either way.
    4. I really like small town settings.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Randi L.
    wpd_2 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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    1. I find ebooks handy also when I cannot wait to get a book and I need it NOW! :)

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  21. 1. Ebooks
    2. Unknown Villians
    3. Everyman type hero's
    4. Small town settings

    cheetahthecat1986@gmail.com

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  22. 1. Call me "old-fashioned" but I enjoy reading print books.
    2. I love unknown villians who leave me guessing until the end.
    3. I prefer either one, it doesn't matter to me.
    4. Definitely small town settings.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I like small town settings, too. :)

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  23. 1. Print
    2. Unknown
    4. Everyman
    5. Small town
    I'm a cozy enthusiast, so this is my "cup of tea". Cheers

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    1. Love copies! My first three books (back in the day) were cozy mysteries!

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  24. 1. I enjoy aspects of both, e-books are easier to travel with but I tend to flip back in forth and reread passages more in a print version. Plus I can loan the print books easier to friends.
    2. I will say the unknown villain, I enjoy trying to figure it out on my own.
    3. I enjoy either, but to answer the question I will say the military/cop
    4. again I enjoy both setting, It really depends on the plot of the story, but to choose one I will say small town.

    LsnLjohnson (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. Great, Marilyn! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. 1. Still prefer print even though my shelves are overflowing.
    2. Unknown. I like trying to solve the mystery along with the characters.
    3. Everyman but I like the others also.
    4. Small town.

    Actually I just love to read so each answer could easily go either way. I will read them all.

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  26. 1. Print books...I have ebooks on my iPad, but never read them.
    2. Either if well written.
    3. Either if well written.
    4. Either if well written

    Love to read...just want it well written!
    Thanks,
    Julie

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    1. So true, Julie...well written is the key!

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  27. 1. Print.2.Unknown.Keeps me guessing!3.Either.I just want a great hero! 4. Urban.
    Martha T.@CRPRairie1(@)imonmail(dot)com

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  28. Hi Dana,
    1. I prefer print books. There is something about turning those pages that even though it seems old school, I still enjoy it.
    2. I like unknown villains. Always fun to see who it is!
    3. I prefer the everyman type hero
    4. I prefer a small town setting. There is just something warm and cozy about a small town setting.
    Summer blessings to you!
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Maryann

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    1. I do understand that...turning pages is just so comforting!

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  29. Hi Dana!
    1. I prefer print books! I love to hold a real book in my hands! Ereaders are heavy and hard to hold!
    2. I love unknown villains! I like to wonder and guess who did it and see if I am right or not!
    3. I prefer Everyman type hero
    4. I like books about small towns! Maybe because I live in a small town!
    Blessings!
    dowelljanet (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  30. 1. Print books - my eyes get so tired from electronics all the time.
    2. Unknown villains - there is something real fun about dying to figure out who the villain really is - even if my guess is sometimes wrong...lol
    3. I enjoy both heroes but if I must make a choice, I will go with an Everyman hero. I think those who serve are heroes anyway.
    4. I like the small town idea, since people living in a small town usually know or at least know something about everyone.
    Thanks for the giveaway :)
    bettimace at gmail dot com

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    1. I find the ebook reader disrupts my sleep patterns so I try not to use it before bed.

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  31. 1. Print 2. Unknown villians 3. Military/cop 4. Small town
    l.bergh@sbcglobal.net

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    1. Great, Laurie! Thanks for commenting!

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  32. 1. Either EBOOKS or PRINT BOOKS? Print will always be my favorite.

    2. Either UNKNOWN VILLIANS that aren’t revealed until the end, or UP FRONT VILLIANS who are up close and personal from the get go? I like both. Unknown can be scary good though.

    3. Either MILITARY/COP protagonists or the EVERYMAN type hero? Both - but I do love it when the man on the street steps up.

    4. Either SMALL TOWN SETTINGS or URBAN SETTINGS? Both again, but small town settings can be magic.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. True, either type of villain can be scary!

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  33. I prefer: Unknown villain, military/cop, print book, either setting. Thanks for the contest. Jacquir613@gmail.com

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  34. would love to win a print copy of your book. then I would love to do a review on it. thank you for this chance,
    khsmith97217@yahoo.com

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  35. Here are my preferences:
    1. Print books
    2. Unknown villian
    3. Everyman type hero
    4. Small town setting
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. Here are my preferences:
    1. Print books
    2. Unknown villian
    3. Everyman type hero
    4. Small town setting
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. 1. I like both print and ebooks.
    I like the convenience of my ereader but sometimes I just want to feel the printed page beneath my fingers.

    2. Unkown villian
    3. Everyman hero with a military/cop background
    4.small town setting

    Thank you for the opportunity to speak my mind and possibly win one of your books.

    phoneticpanda at gmail dot com

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  38. 1. Print
    2. Unknown villain
    3. Everyman type hero
    4. Small town
    Thank you for the chance.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. I'm writing a heroine right now named Lucy! )

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  39. I prefer print copies, with an unknown villain, a military/cop hero, and based in a small town. Thank you for this giveaway. I love LIS books! d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  40. The winner of the two book giveaway is....Dianne Casey! Congrats and thanks to all who commented! :)

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