Midnight Blue Marble book give away

Gumboot Books (aka my publisher - I'm very possessive) is having a book giveaway contest on their blog.

The book up for grabs is y/a novel Midnight Blue Marble by Melanie Jackson. The protag Ailie Mooney did a guest blog post a few months ago on my blog. 

Here's the blurb about the book: 

GLITTERING DEATH... 1793: French revolutionaries lop off the beautiful, if rather vacant, head of Queen Marie Antoinette. They claim the Queen squandered France's treasury to buy a sumptuous diamond necklace. Fast forward to the present: Vancouver history buff Ailie Mooney, 14, inherits from her eccentric great-uncle a packet of Marie Antoinette's letters - and a clue to the whereabouts of the infamous necklace's central stone, a.k.a., the Midnight-Blue Marble. Someone wants to figure out the clue before Ailie does. Using Marie Antoinette's letters, our determined, if perpetually disorganized, sleuth must hunt down the diamond before she becomes the next murder victim in its ever-bloody saga.

It's an awesome book. I've read it and so has my 12 year old niece who loved it!

It's easy to enter, you just have to talk about your experience with pen pals - that's how people used to communicate before aliens (or cats) invented the internet.


Angie said…
Sounds like a good book. I love the name Ailie. I went over and entered. And that picture of the kitty on the keyboard. Ahhhh. My husband wants a new cat. That picture is almost enough to convince me to do it.
Jan Markley said…
Angie: it is a good book, glad you entered. Yes, those cat pics will get you every time!
Dawn Ius said…
Oh! Sounds great. Thanks for the info, Miss Jan.
Jan Markley said…
Anytime Dawn. Thanks for stopping by!