Monday, January 16, 2012

Taken--Final Post and Giveaway

Thanks to everyone who has followed the blog tour, whether it's for one stop or for every stop. Hopefully, I've managed to both inform and entertain you along the way. Special thanks to Belinda, aka The Bookish Snob, for once again organizing an amazing tour.

I'll admit, when I sat down to write this post, I had to think long and hard on what to write about, for a variety of reasons. One--I'm dog tired. Working fifty plus hours a week will do that to you. Two--how do I close out this tour in a way that's true to Frankie and Jack?

Frankie and Jack are complex creatures. They have to be, because survival has dictated it. They've been forced to rely on their wits, their charm, and yes, their criminal skills, in order to stay one step ahead of the game. They're jaded, because you can't see the things they've seen, do the things they've done, and lived the lives they do without losing innocence.

But being jaded and complex and cynical doesn't make you hard.

Frankie and Jack still have goodness and decency in them. They made a point to go into careers where they help people, where they manage to do good. Some might say it also helped them keep an eye on the past they're running from, but those people are cynical--and I think I know Frankie and Jack better than that. They go out of their way to find the truth--not just solve a case, which can be easily accomplished--but the heart and soul of a case. And when someone they consider their own is hurt, in any way, shape or form, they go out of their way to put it right.

I've said repeatedly how much fun Frankie and Jack have been to write. Outside of one other character (who is still in the works), they've been my favorite to write. They're sure of who they are, sure of what they want, sure of how to accomplish their goals, because, at the end of the day, they're sure of each other. Moreso than either the Jude Magdalyn series or the Moon Rising series, Taken is a story built around a couple. It may be told in Frankie's voice, but it's not just Frankie's story--it belongs to Jack, too. Or it might be better to say that the story wouldn't exist without the two of them, together.

This isn't the end of their story. They have a long, bumpy row to hoe before they can have something close to a happy ever after. But at least they're in it together.

Again, thanks so much to every blogger who hosted me this tour, Belinda for her awesome organization and tour graphics, and as always, to you guys for reading/following along.

And now, as promised GIVEAWAY time!


The first one is easy, but multiple steps. Simply:
A) Be a follower of the blog
B) "Like" L.M. Pruitt on Facebook
C) Leave a comment below

And you get a copy of Taken. That's right. As long as you do those three steps, you're guaranteed a copy of Frankie and Jack's story. But wait...there's more!

One random person, chosen through (and seriously, how cool is that site? Just sayin'), will get an advanced copy of the next Jude Magdalyn novel, Shades of Desire--four weeks early. That's right--four weeks early. Granted, it'll be rough and tumble, but it will still belong to you.

The contest--and this post--will run from today until Thursday at roughly 9 a.m. EST. Why the strange time? Because that's when I'll be near a computer again. I told you, I'm working a lot.

Ok, guys. May the best random number, i.e. commenter win--and as always, happy reading!


  1. DONE! GFC Follower: Catherine and Liked on Fb. I've enjoyed the tour.


  2. Thank you very much for the great blog tour! This sounds like a great book would love to read it and Thank you for the great giveaway!
    Facebook-latisha D

  3. Liked on Fb- Joanne Balinski. GFC follower- Joanne B
    I really enjoyed the blog hop. It was fun and informative. Thanks. Continued success.


  4. How exciting!! Fingers crossed!! Thanks for this awesome chance!!

  5. Have"liked" u on FB for awhile now. Am now an official follower of ur blog (even though I read it all the time). And have added my comment to ur latest post. ;)

  6. I had a good time following the tour and learning more about Taken.

    GFC Anne38
    fb Anne M.

  7. Okay Seriously i need to read All of your books!!!!! I liked on FB, followed the blog..and here I am commenting ;)

    I am super excited to read Taken And my Fingers are crossed for winning Shades of Desire!


  8. Blog=followed, FB=liked, Comment=posted...WOOHOO! I've seen several titles that have me interested, and I can't wait to get them all read!

    Happy reading and writing!

  9. gfc: mirela_8923
    like/share facebook: mirela nedelcu
    nice giveaway