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{January 8, 2013}   ARC Giveaway: Win Edge of Dark Water by Joe R. Lansdale

13521498Another book I was given an extra copy of, while at NCTE in November, 2012, is Edge of the Dark Water by Joe R. Lansdale.  It’s the ARC paperback version, which will release in February, though the hardcover has been out since March 2012, but it wasn’t on my radar until now!  And, since I have an extra copy of Edge of the Dark Water, I’m giving it away to my faithful blog readers!


Mark Twain meets classic Stephen King–a bold new direction for widely acclaimed Edgar Award winner Joe R. Lansdale.

May Lynn was once a pretty girl who dreamed of becoming a Hollywood star. Now she’s dead, her body dredged up from the Sabine River.

Sue Ellen, May Lynn’s strong-willed teenage friend, sets out to dig up May Lynn’s body, burn it to ash, and take those ashes to Hollywood to spread around. If May Lynn can’t become a star, then at least her ashes will end up in the land of her dreams.

Along with her friends Terry and Jinx and her alcoholic mother, Sue Ellen steals a raft and heads downriver to carry May Lynn’s remains to Hollywood.

Only problem is, Sue Ellen has some stolen money that her enemies will do anything to get back. And what looks like a prime opportunity to escape from a worthless life will instead lead to disastrous consequences. In the end, Sue Ellen will learn a harsh lesson on just how hard growing up can really be.


To enter my giveaway, you must:

-Be 13 years or older (or have parent/guardian permission)

-Agree to HONESTLY REVIEW the novel via a blog (if you have one), or Goodreads, or any other media format you use for book reviews

-Fill in the mandatory question on rafflecopter (extra entries optional)

Click here to go to the Rafflecopter entry form!

This contest is open to USA ENTRANTS ONLY (sorry) and will end at 12:01am EST on January 29th. Please only enter once. The winner will be announced later on January 29th, and will receive email notification! Please read my giveaway policy and leave me a comment!


Sounds like a great book. I’ve been on a Lansdale kick lately.

Jill Greene says:

Thanks for the chance to win! I’ve been a Joe Lansdale fan for a while…this looks like a great book!

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