Thursday, August 1, 2013

Book Giveaway: Happy Talk

Since July 2010, TNBBC has been bringing authors and readers together every month to get behind the book! This unique experience wouldn't be possible without the generous donations of the authors and publishers involved.

I'm excited to to bring you next month's 
Author/Reader Discussion book!

We will be reading and discussing Happy Talk 
with author Richard Melo

In order to stimulate discussion,
Red Lemonade has offered up 
10 print copies to US residents
and 10 PDF copies internationally

Here is the goodreads description to whet your appetite:

Gun-slinging American student nurses and boozy New York playwrights-turned-educational-filmmakers find themselves stuck in the Haiti of 1955 as part of a government plan to pump up tourism and turn the Magic Island into the next Hawaii. The story follows the travels of Culprit Clutch, who appears mostly through rumor and innuendo, and his strange encounters with a plane-hopping British spy, Haitian street magicians, and a Scandinavian zombie. Josie, Culprit's ghostly paramour with a morphine habit, may or may not have voodoo spirits flowing through her, but the power-mad doctor channeling Baron Samedi is sure as hell bent on Culprit's destruction. The novel’s cascading epilogues include a legendary car race down the length of Mexico; street theatre in Golden Gate Park, circa 1968; a Skylab mutiny; origins of the musical comedy Godspell; and cameos by the Nation of Islam and early followers of Jim Jones.

This giveaway will run through August 8th. 
Winners will be announced here and via email on August 9th.

Here's how to enter:

1 - Leave a comment stating why you'd like to receive a copy of the book, and if you are a resident of the US or live outside the US. 

2 - State that you agree to participate in the group read book discussion that will run from September 15th through the end of the month. Richard Melo has agreed to participate in the discussion and will be available to answer any questions you may have for him. 

 *If you are chosen as a winner, by accepting the copy you are agreeing to read the book and join the group discussion at TNBBC on Goodreads (the thread for the discussion will be emailed to you before the discussion begins). 

 3 - Your comment must have a way to contact you (email is preferred). 



  1. I'd like to read this book because a Scandinavian Zombie sounds awesome.

    I agree to participate in the group read discussion on Goodreads. My email is

    In the US so prefer to get the physical copy if possible.

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  3. I would like to read this book because I love books that bring me to other places and other times. It looks like a book my Book Club would love, so I'd like to try it and suggest it to the group. Finally, the book has a 4.55 rating in Goodreads right now... Looks like a book I have to read!

    I agree to read the book and participate in the group read discussion on TNBBC on Goodreads. I'm in the US, so a hard copy would be great (I love touch and smell paper pages).

  4. I agree with Joe that a book with Scandinavian Zombies is a pretty awesome concept and would love to read how them being Scandinavian makes them different than Zombie books where they are located in the USA.

    I am in the US so I would like a print copy please and my email address is

    I do agree to be a participant in the Group Read Discussion on GoodReads in September.

    Thank you for the opportunity.

  5. I would love to read the novel and I live in the US. My email address is:

    Thank and happy reading all,

  6. What an interesting concept. I would love to participate in the discussion on groupreads and I live in the US. I prefer a print copy. My email address is

    Thank you!!

  7. Have heard nothing but good things and would love to take part in a discussion and get insights from Mr. Melo.

  8. What's not to like about this book? You've got a Scandanavian zombie, street theatre at Golden Gate Park, the origins of Godspell and the first followers of Jim Jones. The book sounds great and I would love a hard copy . I am more than willing to take part in the discussions. You can contact me at


  9. One thing I forgot to include in my previous post is that I live in the US.


  10. So the great news is you all win hard copies of the book!!! Yay!!!
    I'll be sending an email out momentarily to collect your shipping addresses. I look forward to seeing you be part of the discussion next month!

  11. I would really enjoy receiving a copy of the book, preferably to read on my nook. I would, however, be grateful for a hard cop,as I am not greedy. I would consider it a bonus to be able to participate in a discussion as well. I promise to be honest with my thoughts and opinions! Please contact me at Thank you for this opportunity!!!

    Gail Warner

  12. I would like to receive a copy if it is still available to take requests. I am new here and I just want to jump right in and start reading and discussing things with other members. It will be neat to be able to talk to the author. My email is

  13. I would love to receive a copy of the book cause I enjoy reading different kinds of

  14. I am not in the U.S and am finding it difficult to get a hold of your book here in Australia. I would love a pdf copy of it to read!
    I totally agree to participate in the group read book discussion that will run from September 15th through the end of the month.
    My email address is:
    Thankyou, Sarah