I am pleased to announce the winner for the second week’s contest in my six-week Bootlegger Haze Countdown to Launch Day Contest.
Congratulations to the winner! Rain will receive a free ebook copy of Trouble Down South and Other Stories. Thank you for participating this week.
Four More Weeks of the Six-Week Contest (Countdown to Book Launch Day)
My latest novel Bootlegger Haze will go on sale on September 1, 2011. To Celebrate the Publication, I Am Hosting Six Weeks of Contests/Giveaways for My Readers. The Contests/Giveaways Will Be Announced on Each Monday of the Week Listed. Winners Will Be Chosen and Posted to Blog on Each Sunday Following the Monday Contest Date.
Please enter each contest each week for a chance to win some wonderful prizes.
Contests/Giveaways for the Week of August 8 – 14
Week August 8 – 14 (Winners Chosen and Announced on Blog on Sunday Aug. 14)
- $10 Gift Card (Choice of Amazon or Barnes and Noble)
- What Should Buford Tee Do Contest? –Read the excerpt provided below. Write a response stating what Buford Tee should do in regards to this situation.
Excerpt — 1914 Mississippi
Buford Tee, who had been interested in Miss Carmelia, walked over to her, watching as she worked behind the counter serving whiskey and beer to the patrons.
“How do?” Buford Tee said, smiling.
Miss Carmelia looked up at him and nodded and resumed her duties, washing shot glasses and cleaning off the bar countertop, a pine wood structure that seated four people. Buford Tee sat on the bar stool and watched her work.
“Can I get a shot of whiskey?” Buford Tee asked.
Miss Carmelia poured a shot and slid it over to him, all without giving him a glance.
“Fifty cents,” she said, continuing to clean the shot glasses.
Buford Tee gulped it down and shook his head. The brew was more potent than what August made, and harsher.
“Another, please,” he said, the fiery liquid easing down his insides.
She slid him another shot, Buford Tee ingesting it with the same fervor as the first.
“You from ‘round here?” Buford Tee asked.
Miss Carmelia said nothing.
“Uh…I said, you from ‘round here?” Buford Tee repeated.
“I heard you the first time,” Miss Carmelia said, her pungent voice like butter to Buford Tee’s ears.
Buford waited for a reply.
“You trying to pick me up?” she asked with directness.
“Well, uh, I…,” Buford Tee fumbled.
“Mister, I’m gone tell you like it is,” Miss Carmelia said bluntly, leaning forward and pointing toward the entrance of the joint. See that fella over there. That big, black, burly ape over there? He been trained to tell my ex-husband about every man that grin in my face. And my ex-husband. He crazy. He’ll make it his business to hunt down that man and blow his brains out. So I suggest you order what you want to drink and take it back to your friend over there, whose looking like he’s gone have a conniption because you trying to test some waters that done ran dry.”
Buford Tee didn’t know what to say. He ordered another shot of whiskey, paid for all he had drunk, and took his drink back to his seat.
What should Buford Tee do?
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