Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Spotlight/Giveaway: The Winter Family by Clifford Jackman

About the Book

Genre: Historical Fiction, Western
Publisher: Doubleday
Release Date:  April 2015

Synopsis from Goodreads...

Tracing a group of ruthless outlaws from its genesis during the American Civil War all the way to a final bloody stand in the Oklahoma territories, The Winter Family is a hyperkinetic Western noir that reads like a full-on assault to the senses.

Spanning the better part of three decades, The Winter Family traverses America's harsh, untamed terrain, both serving and opposing the fierce advance of civilization. Among its twisted specimens, the Winter Family includes the psychopathic killer Quentin Ross, the mean and moronic Empire brothers, the impassive ex-slave Fred Johnson, and the dangerous child prodigy Lukas Shakespeare But at the malevolent center of this ultraviolent storm is their cold, hardened leader, Augustus Winter—a man with an almost pathological resistance to the rules of society and a preternatural gift for butchery.

From their service as political thugs in a brutal Chicago election to their work as bounty hunters in the deserts of Arizona, there's a hypnotic logic to Winter's grim borderland morality that plays out, time and again, in ruthless carnage.

With its haunting, hard-edged style, The Winter Family is a feverishly paced meditation on human nature and the dark contradictions of progress.


Now you can win a hardcover copy of The Winter Family by Clifford Jackman. Thanks to Random House, I have one to giveaway to one lucky winner.

Just a few simple rules...

1) You must fill out the rafflecopter form below.

2) Contest is open to anyone over 18 years old

3) US Residents Only

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No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited.

The giveaway begins on April 14th (midnight est) and ends on April 21st (midnight est).

The winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter. The winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be chosen. I will announce the winner here on my blog.

Good luck!

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  1. I have been reading a lot about this s book sounds perfect for me.

  2. Book sounds intriguing. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Carol Smith

  3. This sounds like an intriguing book. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  5. This sounds really interesting, love these historical stories. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Sounds interesting. Thank you for the opportunity to win. Good luck to all who enter.

  7. Jeez louise - sounds gruesome! Not for me, thanks!

  8. Sounds great! Thanks for the chance!

  9. Sounds like a winner.


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