FACTS OF THE CASE:
* One 5x7 thick padded envelope
* 100 bookmarks bound in two groups of 50 with rubber bands
* Mailed First Class from New York to California on March 7th 2011.
* Arrived in California on March 22nd 2011
* Took 15 days to deliver!
* Envelope arrived torn and empty
* Contents were a tight fit--nothing could have simply fallen out on its own
100 of Kari's lovely little bookmarks for TEMPEST IN THE TEA LEAVES: A Fortune Teller Mystery.
Kari, the proud mother of said bookmarks, is very distraught. She labored long and hard to produce such pretty little pieces of pride and joy. She did all she could do to help them develop into the outstanding masterpieces that they are today.
Kari was so proud when they left the nest to venture out into the world, all the way to the Left Coast Crime conference in Santa Fe. All she wished for them to do was make a difference and let their voices be heard. To spread the word on what was most important to them: making Tempest a huge success :-)
Kari is in mourning and only wishes to have piece of mind. To know what happened to her babies. Were they kidnapped by members of the post office because they were just too cute for words, and then adopted by readers who just couldn't live without them? Or were they accidentally lost, and then abandoned in some desolate location, unwanted and unloved and forgotten forever. Or, gasp, were they murdered by some savage beast who stole them, looking for something a bit more valuable, who was angered over the contents of the package, only to rip them in half and carelessly toss them in the garbage like trash?
Kari is offering a REWARD for the person who comes up with the most creative answer to: Where are Kari's Bookmarks?
The Cup of Destiny is a traditional fortune-teller's cup and saucer used for reading tea leaves. It has a cool design, and it comes with a book that tells you how to read your own tea leaves and interpret the symbols.
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Contest starts Friday March 25th and ends in one week on Friday Arpil 1st (just 4 months before Tempest is to be released). The best answer will be chosen by the M&M judges (Liz, Anita, Kari, Barbie & Cassy). The winner will be announced on Wed April 6th on M&M during the Kari's Kave segment. The winner will receive the tea cup set and one of the infamous Tempest bookmarks since Kari (mom of 4) is very fertile and busy creating more ;-)
PS The countdown to Tempest in the Tea Leaves release is on. Kari will throw a fun contest once a month until release day. This contest is the April contest, so have fun and check back for the May, June & July contests. And then in August, one lucky reader will win a copy of the book!