Ahhhh…It has been a ride for 2012, hasn’t it? I could expouse on the political climate, the tragedies and the triumphs. I could, but I won’t. A simple reason. THERE IS STILL MORE FUN TO BE HAD!

In times of change and turbulance, we cling to those feel good comfort security blankets. For me, my blanket is and always will be books. Beautiful Trouble Publishing has had an awesome year as far as books go. You’ve been introduced to Gynger Fyer, Shanayah Taylor and other authors to tantalize and tease your pallette, your desire for a good read, a good read that is a warm blanket in these cold months.

Its the Winter Solstice, people! A long cold winter day (and a Friday to boot!) that just calls for something warm and spicy, ahem, like many of the books at BTP. We bring to you a Scavenger hunt with prizes to make your adrenaline pump and get you ready for a long Winter and a holiday season. We love all of our fans and friends. So lets get on with it, shall we?

Click on the BTP author’s blogs below to collect more riddle answers. Once you have all 10 answers collected email Three lucky winners will be chosen at random to receive a $10 BTP gift certificate. Contest closes at 12 am 12.22.12.

My Riddle

When I look at her She smiles at me When I wink at her She winks at me When I kiss her She kisses me back When I say I Love She says it back Who am I?

Now guess my riddle and continue on your hunt! HAPPY HUNTING


2010 Hillerman Mystery Writers Competition

2010 Hillerman Mystery Writers Competition. Special Thanks to Funds for Writers “

The Competition is open to any professional or non-professional
writer, regardless of nationality, who has never been the author
of a published mystery and is not under contract with a publisher
for publication of a mystery. Only one manuscript entry is permitted
per writer. All manuscripts submitted: a) must be original,
previously unpublished works of book length (no less than 220
typewritten pages or approximately 60,000 words) written in the
English language. Murder or another serious crime or crimes is
at the heart of the story and emphasis is on the solution rather
than the details of the crime. The story’s primary setting is the
Southwestern United States, including at least one of the following
states: Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas,
Southern California and/or Utah. If a winner is selected, St.
Martin’s Press will offer to enter into its standard form author’s
agreement with the entrant for publication of the winning manuscript.
After execution of the standard form authors’ agreement by both
parties, the winner will receive an advance against future royalties
of $10,000.”