My Airline Trip Giveaway

Well today I am off in the wild blue yonder. Yeppers, flying to California as we speak. So excited about my trip. But I have been doing all I could to be prepared. Not having flown since before 9-11 I was not use to the new security check points. Had to make sure I had my lil bottles of soap and all that could not be confused as dangerous materials. Oh and my meds are a bag unto themselves I think. Gosh getting old is not an easy task.

But I did have my ol standby. A good book in my purse. Thankfully I have a pretty good size purse as my book of choice is "Johnny One-Eye" by Jerome Charyn. Yes that is the same Jerome who wrote about Emily Dickenson and Babe Ruth.  This time we are visiting the American Revolution through a interesting tale of intrigue and spics that are not quite spies.  Oh and let's not forget the ever present 'nunnery' aka the local whore house where everyone gathers.  Hey, you have to be able to entertain the troops some how.  Actually, I am enjoying this story even if it is a lil on the far fetched side for me.  Not sure life would happen this way but if your wanting to have all the interesting ins and outs of the 1700's then here it is.  The cast of characters from the great George Washington to Benedict Arnold on to the British Howe brothers officers and free slaves twirled around a cast of very strong women roles, not a bad combination.  I am in the last third of the book and hope to finish it on my plane ride today.  Really wondering where it will end up as the main character Johnny has experienced the highs and lows of war time.  From losing his eye in a battle where he was the scribe to Benedict Arnold to currently being on a British prison ship.  He has served as a double agent for both sides, swooned over a whore he will never have, narrowly escaped death yet survived being tarred and feathered to even being at some of the most interesting private meetings of the time.

I am so lucky to also offer you a FREE hardcover copy of Johnny One-Eye .  It is not light reading but a book that will keep you rivited to the story line.  All you need to do is leave me a comment here (include your email please).  That will be your first entry.  If you would like extras then please like the following two facebook pages.  Tell them Crazed Mind sent you and leave comments here for both.!/jerome.charyn
And an extra would be to leave a post with twitter letting them know @CrazedMind sent you over at:
Remember to comment back here to have it as an entry in the giveaway.   Good luck. 

And as always, any item I review is not a paid review. But my thoughts on that item are all my own. I may be provided with the item to have it to review but that is all.


  1. You can scour the Web - and I do - and not find a review just like what comes out of the Crazed Mind. Delightful, refreshing, and to me, always on target. There's also nothing quite like Johnny One-Eye (I call it hysterical fiction.) And I noticed there's a sale on at online bookstores. Yippee or shall I say Egads! Thanks, Lenore

  2. Lenore - I hope you have a wonderful trip. I can relate - I haven't flown since before 9/11 as well, so I hope you sailed right through security.

    I always enjoy your reviews and thank you for supporting Jerome. I know you are a fan of his work.

    I can't wait to hear your thoughts after you read the ending. You're right - "Johnny One-Eye" definitely takes you on an adventure with plenty of twists and turns and highs and lows.

    Thanks for hosting a stop on the blog tour and for offering your readers a chance to win a copy of the book. You're the best! :)

  3. As a librarian it is a shame I never read that book! I would love to win.
    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

  4. This sounds like an interesting read so throw me in the hat! lol

    jrandtam[at] justin case:)


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