Giving You: Prime Time


Thanks to the generosity of my bud Hank Phillippi Ryan, I’ve got one autographed copy of Hank’s debut novel, Prime Time, to send to a friend in the US. (This is the re-release on Mira Books, with the sexy cover. Check it.)

Prime Time… let’s talk about it ’cause you do NOT want to miss its re-release. Why not, you ask?

WELL. Look at the accolades it won:

Winner of the prestigious AGATHA Award for Best First Novel
RITA Nominee Best First Novel and Best Romantic Suspense
DAPHNE Nominee Best Romantic Suspense
RT Reviewers Choice Award Winner and TOP PICK

Hello? You missed it???? I’ve got my copy sitting on the floor behind me (along with the follow-up, Face Time). I’m going to read it and then we’ll have more Hank goodness around here.

Here’s the cover blurb:

PRIME TIME introduces forty-something investigative reporter Charlotte (Charlie) McNally. Charlie’s smart, savvy and successful—but she’s worried her news director is about to replace her with a younger model. Now—she’s on the hunt for the story that will save her job.

Is it hiding in her email? Charlie begins to suspect some of that annoying Spam clogging her computer is more than cyber junk. She discovers it actually carries big-money secret messages to the big-shot insiders who know how to decode it. Problem is, the last outsider who deciphered the system now resides in the local morgue.

It’s either the biggest story of Charlie’s career—or the one that may end her life.

Charlie’s also facing another dilemma: what happens when a top-notch TV reporter is married to her job—but the camera doesn’t love her anymore? It’s an action-filled page-turner, with humor, romance and a scheme so timely and innovative you’ll wonder why someone hasn’t tried it. A twist of an ending will have readers going back to the beginning to check for all the clues they missed.

To enter, leave a comment. Yep, I’ll give extra entries for anyone who blogs about this or otherwise spreads the word (Twitter, Facebook, or if your friend enters and says you sent them).

You have until next Tuesday, July 7, and then I’ll contact the winner, so be sure to leave your e-mail address! No contact info, no entry. I’ve got books to read and, more importantly, books to WRITE.



  1. Patricia

    June 30, 2009 11:12 am

    I just read a great mystery with a female reporter as protagonist (Stalking Susan by Julie Kramer) so I’m “primed” 🙂 to read Prime Time! Thanks for the suggestion!

    Patricia’s last blog post..Finding Love: For Bachelors and Bachelorettes

  2. Anne

    June 30, 2009 12:28 pm

    It sounds great! I love that it was written about a 40 something protagonist. You don’t have a lot of books written about that demographic.

  3. Carol

    June 30, 2009 1:12 pm

    I love a mystery with some humor in it, and some romance doesn’t hurt either. Thanks for entering me.

    carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

  4. Teresa W.

    June 30, 2009 1:18 pm

    This would be a new author for me, count me in!

  5. Alice Audrey

    June 30, 2009 4:53 pm

    Looks like a great book. Count me in.

    Alice Audrey’s last blog post..MOVED!

  6. Jessica

    June 30, 2009 5:09 pm

    I’d love to be the winner. Sounds like a great fun read and I’m always looking for new authors to try.

    Jessica’s last blog post..Do you want fries with that?

  7. chey

    June 30, 2009 5:30 pm

    Giving You: Prime time sounds like a very suspenseful book. I want to read it.
    chey127 at hotmail dot com

  8. Petula

    June 30, 2009 11:25 pm

    I would oh so love to read that. I wanna win, I wanna win. 🙂

    petulawrites (at) yahoo (dot) com. 🙂

    Petula’s last blog post..Luxury homes in Arizona

  9. Jenera

    July 1, 2009 12:43 am

    Count me in please! This sounds like a great book!

    Jenera’s last blog post..Driving Under The Speed Limit Will Get You Killed

  10. Bobkat

    July 1, 2009 5:39 am

    It sounds like an intriguing book. I might have to track it down here in the UK!

    Bobkat’s last blog post..Proof that time flies

  11. Patricia

    July 1, 2009 12:49 pm

    Just to let you know I am a woman of my word, I ordered “Prime Time” this morning. Can’t wait until it arrives!

    Patricia’s last blog post..Finding Love: For Bachelors and Bachelorettes

  12. Sheila Deeth

    July 1, 2009 1:37 pm

    Cool! I came here from writing well is the best revenge. Sounds a really intriguing read.

  13. Marie

    July 1, 2009 3:50 pm

    I would love to read this — especially as the main character is in my age group 🙂

  14. Rene

    July 1, 2009 4:11 pm

    I’ve heard great things about her but haven’t read her before. I like romantic suspense in the summer.

    Rene’s last blog post..Larger Than Life

  15. ann

    July 1, 2009 6:45 pm

    been awhile since I read a good book, this one sounds interesting

    ann’s last blog post..There’s more

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