Contest Announcement

Posted on Oct 10 2010

First, the prize:

This prize is for a signed copy of Murder Takes the Cake, a signed copy of The Quick and The Thread, a Slatkin & Co. Creamy Pumpkin scented candle, a miniature Pirates of the Caribbean cross-stitch kit, and a $25 Amazon gift card (not pictured).

One thing that makes this prize pack special is that the edition of Murder Takes The Cake which is currently being offered is no longer available. The book is being rereleased by Simon & Schuster in March of 2011. The new release has been edited to include some additional back story about Daphne and Ben, and more recipes and cake decorating tips are included in the back.

Second, the rules:

This contest is for my newsletter subscribers only. If you aren’t currently a subscriber, please fill in the form at the top of this page to become one. That way, not only will you receive information about this contest (such as, the winner); you’ll also learn about new contests for newsletter subscribers.  

You can enter once each day. To enter, send an e-mail to with the subject line October Contest. The contest will run from now (it started on Oct. 1 for current newsletter subscribers) until October 31. On November 1, a random number will be chosen from the number of contest entries. The winner will receive an announcement through the newsletter to confirm or obtain a mailing address. If I don’t receive a confirmation e-mail from the winner within three days, another number will be chosen, etc., until a winner is confirmed.

Good luck!

P.S. This post will take the place of Daphne’s Killer Cakes newsletter for October 11.

8 responses to “Contest Announcement”

  1. Nancy Bradford says:

    What a great contest.

  2. Gerri says:

    Signing up for newsletter and October contest

  3. Susan Pertierra says:

    I got back the latest email entry into your October contest with a spamcop message. I have been sending you daily email entries for your newsletter contest but I guess your email program thinks it is spam because of the repetition.

    Remote host said: 550 [RCPT_TO]

  4. aj osborn says:

    I love mysteries and would love to read these. Sure hope I win.

  5. Hi Gayle, once again a terrific contest.

    Thank you!

  6. Gayle says:

    Thank you, Sherry! There’s another one coming in November. Stay tuned….

  7. Valerie says:

    Oh, great contest.

    Good job I am on your newsletter. But I am in Germany.

    I certainly have my eyes, not only on those books…hehe…but that cross stitch kit too. I LOVE cross stitching!!!

    in Germany

  8. Gayle says:


    Enter anyway! Of course, it’s too late for the October contest, but the November contest is wide open. Also, check out this page ( for some cross-stitch patterns. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *