Giveaway for One Copy of Quicksand by Carolyn Baugh (US and Canada Only)
One chance to win! Contest ends 9/22
TOR/FORGE Books would like to invite you to enter a contest to win a copy of a new thriller with a unique protagonist, QUICKSAND (A Forge Hardcover; $25.99; On Sale: Sept. 22, 2015).
Carolyn Baugh uses her expertise in Islamic and Women’s Studies to create a captivating protagonist, Egyptian-American female detective Nora Khalil, in this engrossing new suspense series.
Publishers Weekly praises Baugh, “Her action scenes crackle … readers will look forward to seeing more of the plucky Nora.” Don’t miss out on this start to a thrilling new series; details about the book are below.
Here’s how you can enter for a chance to win:
Send an email to contest at mackela dot com.
In the subject line, enter “Quicksand“
In the body of the email, please provide a mailing address (no P.O. Boxes) so the prize can be sent as soon as possible. (The winning address is used only to mail the prize. All other address info will be purged once the giveaway ends.)
Geographic restrictions: This giveaway is open only to residents of the U.S. and Canada.
The giveaway will end Monday, Tuesday September 22nd (11:00 PM U.S. Eastern Daylight time). The ONE winner will be selected at random. Winners will be announced here on September 23rd. I will also send an email to the lucky winner.
Quicksand: The beginning of an engrossing new suspense series featuring Philadelphia policewoman Nora Khalil by Carolyn Baugh, acclaimed author of The View From Garden City.
Officer Nora Khalil is used to navigating different terrains. As part of a joint task force set up by the Philadelphia Police Department, the FBI, and the local sheriff’s offices, she works to keep Philly’s mean streets safe from gang violence, while trying to honor the expectations of her traditional Egyptian-American family. She can hold her own against hardened murderers and rapists, and her years as a competitive runner ensure that no suspect ever escapes on foot.
Nora tries to keep her professional and personal lives separate, but when a mutilated body is discovered in a tough section of town, Nora must rely on both her police training and her cultural background to find out whether this is another gang-related killing or the grisly evidence of something even darker and more disturbing.
“I’ve spent twenty-five years acquiring ninja Arabic skills, and that ability has allowed me access to worlds not everyone gets to tread. I wanted to pay homage to some of the tough level-headedness I’ve found in so many of the women I’ve come to know.”
—Carolyn Baugh on her motivations to write QUICKSAND
About the Author
Dr. Carolyn Baugh holds both a Master’s (2008) and a Doctorate (2011) from the University of Pennsylvania in Arabic and Islamic Studies. She is an Assistant Professor of History at Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania, where she teaches courses in Middle East and world history and also directs the Women’s Studies Program. Her graduate research focused on minor marriage in early Islamic law, while her translation work includes the Sufi treatise of the celebrated 14th century jurist and scholar Ibn Khaldun. Dr. Baugh co-directs the Erie Voices refugee oral history project geared at collecting the stories of Erie’s diverse refugee community for purposes of increasing tolerance and understanding between cultures. She is faculty advisor for Students United against Human Trafficking and the Muslim Students Association. She is a failed concert pianist, a psychotic soccer mom to two indomitable girls, and the only one in the house who feeds Oreo the Cat.
Visit her website http://www.carolynbaugh.com/