Magdalene: a contest and a prize

Magdalene, the third book in the Dunham series, will be released on Sunday, April 24, 2011. This is the last book in the series with contemporary characters; book four, Dunham, is an historical and book five, tentatively titled Delilah, is post-apocalypse.

For this, I thought it would be fun to have a contest. The grand prize winner will receive an Easter basket full of goodies pertaining mostly to Magdalene, and five runners up will win a trilogy ebook. Here’s the grand prize:

(Click to make big; a couple of the items are not shown.)

1. Print copies of The Proviso, Stay, and Magdalene, all signed,

2. Two canisters of Jacques Torres hot chocolate (one milk and one spicy),

3. Magdalene mug and mousepad,

4. One new CD of Carmina Burana,

5. A thumb drive with all three books plus their playlists,


6. A super secret and sexy prize hinting at what Mitch and Cassie might have done in a scene I never wrote…

…all in a nice Easter basket that will arrive at the grand prize winner’s doorstep at least a week before the release date. (Even if you live out of the country. I can do that. Because I’m in charge.)

2011-04-04 UPDATE: I failed to remember that many of the songs on the playlists are full albums, so instead of burning them to the stick, and in addition to Carmina Burana (orchestral version), these will be included as full (new) CDs: The Piano (Michael Nyman), Messiah (Handel), Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky), and the Rach 3 (Rachmaninoff). (Unfortunately, the chamber version of Carmina Burana that I have is an import and very hard to get.)

The five runners up will receive their ebooks at the close of the contest.

But every contest has rules, right?

1. Post about Magdalene and link to this blog post anywhere on the web.

2. Come back here and comment on where you posted it.

3. The more places you link from, the more chances you have to win. (One link per comment.)

4. The contest runs through midnight, April 10, 2011, US Central Daylight Saving Time (Chicago).

5. If you’re related to me or you worked on the book, you’re not eligible. I will know who you are. *ahemDudeahem*

That’s it.

I’ll use to pick the grand prize winner and five runners up.


  • Dhympna

    March 28, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Who do I have to stab/tackle/dance for to get a mug? 😉

  • C.M. Torrens

    March 28, 2011 at 8:35 am

    I retweeted. 😀

    What a great contest! Ooh, I think I want the thumbdrive. I’m so curious what your playlists were like!

  • Dude

    March 28, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Dude can’t win?? Dude is disappointed. Oh, wait…Dude has most of that anyway.

  • anna roudenbush

    March 28, 2011 at 10:10 am

    I retweeted this…annablack01@twitter .com

  • Peach

    March 28, 2011 at 10:11 am

    I retweeted. Cannot wait! And CM, the playlists for the firsts two books are awesome. I set them up in Rhapsody and listen often.

  • Julie

    March 28, 2011 at 10:44 am

    I’ve retweeted! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • knittingknots

    March 28, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    I retweeted!

  • Leigh Royals

    March 28, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Well, I retweeted you. Does that count?

  • MoJo

    March 28, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Of course it does! You just have to tell me HERE where and how many times you posted about it so I can keep track of the entries. I can’t keep up. :)

  • Melissa Leilani Larson

    March 28, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Just call me a retweeter.

  • C.M. Torrens

    March 29, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    I tweeted. Can you tell I really want that thumbdrive?

  • Dude

    March 29, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Dude tweeted, and retweeted and tweeted again. Dude posted on Facebook 5 or 6 times. Dude still doesn’t get to win.

  • Traci Kenworth

    March 30, 2011 at 7:31 am

    FB and Twitter.

  • Judi Erickson

    March 30, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Hi – got you going out on Facebook again !!! I’m a friend of R.J. Keller — and if she says you’re the bomb – then you are. Looking forward to seeing if I can come up a winner.

  • Dude

    March 30, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Dude confirms MoJo is the bomb!

  • Tyrah

    March 30, 2011 at 11:29 pm


  • michelle grayce

    March 31, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Shared on facebook.

  • RachelT

    March 31, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Hi – I don’t know if a pre-emptive strike on AllAboutRomance counts? I posted this on March 20th:

    Really looking forward to the book.

  • Diana

    March 31, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    I love Dhympna, but I would go all stabby on her in a hot minute to win this. Having experienced the hot, velvety goodness of The Proviso and Stay (yeah the outtakes, too) I am primed and ready for Magdalene.

    Tweeting link in 5,4,3…

  • Diana

    March 31, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Ooo, my angelic twin posted this at AAR

    If someone adds a comment the thread will go back to the top of page 1. Just sayin’.

  • LoriA

    April 1, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    I tweeted and posted to Facebook. This prize package is just so cool. I love the way everything relates to the books. Even the Carmina Burana grabs me. 😉 And I love having both print and e-versions.

  • MoJo

    April 1, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    And I love having both print and e-versions.

    I am easy.

    Sometimes cheap.

  • G. P. Ching

    April 3, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    I retweeted!

    Looks like a great prize pack!

  • saajan sanjay

    April 4, 2011 at 11:23 am

    i want d prize lolz

  • Krysta Banco

    April 6, 2011 at 1:46 am
  • Ju Dimello

    April 6, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Hi MoJo!

    Lovely prizes and I’m so intrigued by Magadalene!!!

    Blogged about your contest :
    Will do so again tomorrow…

    FB :

    RT’d your contest a couple of times…

  • Ju Dimello

    April 6, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    LOL, and I didn’t even mention in my earlier comment.. Pls include me for the prize 😉

  • Rebyj

    April 9, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    I posted on april readers post! And I almost missed this contest. Oh! Does my nagging you to finish this book for a year count as working on it? Lol

  • Dhympna

    April 9, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    I hathe retweeted twice and blogged. Now, I shall go arm wrestle with Saschakeet.

  • MoJo

    April 9, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    @rebyj I saw that! And thank you. I thought you knew about this and were just not entering or I would’ve drug you over here by your hair.

    @dhympna Ah, I was hoping more for Jell-O wrestling…

  • Diana

    April 9, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Back on top!

    I shall poke xina until she enters the contest.

    Jello you say? Pfffft.

  • Xina

    April 9, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    I questioned Diana on AAR, and Moriah on Twitter. Found the excerpt I was looking for.

  • knittingknots

    April 9, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    just tweeted your blog entry, since you mentioned it again….

  • Edie

    April 10, 2011 at 8:24 am

    WOOT Magdalene is nearly here!
    Happy chair dance all over the place!!

    Okkies, I tweeted and blogged, but not sure if the blog counts, as it has many social issues, mainly from the cruel neglect I have shown it. :(

  • Peach

    April 10, 2011 at 9:56 am

    I retweeted! I cannot wait for this book (as you know *g*)

  • haggis

    April 10, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Damn, I am late to the party. . . I blame my new and grueling schedule–FT job and FT school do not leave time for much else. I haven’t even run the vac in two weeks, fer cryin’ out loud!

    As your evil opposite, I’m probably not even eligible, but you know I’m going to pimp you–twitter and FB accomplished!

    Really excited for the next book–and as ever, so proud of you I could burst. xo!

  • Gian Faye

    April 10, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Tweeted! 😀!/gianfaye/status/57215846673690625

    Gian Faye @gianfaye
    mynameisgianfaye *at* gmail *dot* com

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