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Karin Slaughter Twitter Giveaway

In honor of Karin Slaughter’s CRIMINAL going on sale today, we’re giving away 3 free copies to lucky readers. To enter, just follow @BBD_Suspense on Twitter and use #CriminalWin before midnight. Winners will be DM’ed tomorrow. (US/CAN 18+.)

Good luck and happy reading!

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Happy Pub Day!

Janet Evanovich's WICKED BUSINESS is on sale today, and we thought we’d honor the occasion with a special giveaway. Follow @BBD_Suspense on Twitter and use #WinWicked to enter for a chance to win a copy of WICKED BUSINESS. Just be sure to get your entry in before midnight tonight. Good luck and happy reading!

#giveaway #lit #janet evanovich #mystery guy #twitter

Karin Slaughter Giveaway


This week, we’re giving away 5 copies of Karin Slaughter’s FALLEN in honor of Will Trent winning our Father’s Day Throwdown.


  • Follow @BBD_Suspense on Twitter and use #WinSlaughter for your chance to win a copy of FALLEN.
  • You have until Friday at 5pm to enter.
  • 5 lucky winners will be DM’ed on Monday and sent a copy of FALLEN.
  • US/CAN 18+

Don’t forget, Slaughter’s next Will Trent novel, CRIMINAL, will be coming out this July 3.

#giveaway #win #karin slaughter #thriller #lit #twitter


Hey guys! We’re doing a Twitter giveaway (@BBD_Suspense) today for three of our most popular new releases: RAILSEA by China Miéville, DEFENDING JACOB by William Landay, and THE COLUMBUS AFFAIR by Steve Berry.

All you have to do is DM us saying which one you want [MG revision: or, if we’re not yet following you, re-Tweet and pick a title], and we’ll choose three lucky winners by the end of the day (US/Can 18+). Good luck!