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Melissa Yi stars in Kobo’s Going Going Gone contest. Last chance to win $5000 and a Kobo Aura H2O, the world’s first waterproof e-reader!

Originally posted on Kobo Writing Life:

By Mark Lefebvre

One of the things I most love about my job is when serendipity leads to an amazing opportunity for a talented writer to be put in front of new readers.

Kobo recently launched an amazing promotion that has partially been a celebration of the new movie version of the bestselling thriller Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and partially a way to celebrate the release of our new deluxe waterproof eReader, the Kobo Auro H20.  (I’m certain if you’re familiar with the novel, you can understand the underlying connection involving water)

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The promo is called GOING, GOING, GONE and includes a chance for readers to win $5000 and a Kobo Aura H20 just for reading a series of stories.

And here’s where Kobo Writing Life and serendipity comes into this.

When the marketing team was developing the idea, they needed to find a good writer, ideally a female…

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Win a Kobo Aura H2O & $5000: Kobo’s Going Going Gone Contest, featuring Melissa Yi’s Hope Sze

Kobo created a unique contest to celebrate Gillian Flynn’s novel, Gone Girl and highlight up-and-coming mystery author Melissa Yihttp://www.kobo.com/gone



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1. Download three free stories.

2. Solve the riddle in each story.

3. You could win a Kobo Aura H2O, the world’s first waterproof e-reader, and five thousand dollars! http://www.kobo.com/gonekobo splits 10609678_10152303676767592_6041926967823078921_n

 

The List: free chick lit giveaway today only

In The List, Oona makes a list of all the guys she wished she’d had. And then she has them.

Olo Books is giving away 100 free copies on LibraryThing in exchange for honest reviews, and the giveaway ends today at 2:57 p.m.

Warning: this book contains adults in adult situations.

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To check if Oona’s your cup of tea (or shot of vodka), you can download the first chapter here. That’s also where you could just buy it in the e-format of your choice.

For people who don’t like to download, Olo Books has published the opening chapters on Wattpad.

When Oona’s husband asks for an open marriage, she kicks him to the curb and makes a list.
A list of the guys not taken. The first guy she really loved. The guy who morphed into Dr. McDreamy. And the smokin’ yoga teacher with abs of titanium.
The List of all the guys she coulda-woulda-shoulda.
Now Oona can. She will. And she should.
The List. Because a few good men are the best revenge.

So  join The List giveaway today before 2:57 p.m. Good luck!

24 hour deal: FREE Kobo copy of medical mystery, TERMINALLY ILL, for choosecornwall.ca readers

Dr. Melissa Yi spoke with choosecornwall.ca about her latest medical mystery, TERMINALLY ILL, soaring to the Kobo Top 50 list.

In celebration, Olo Books, Windtree Press, and Kobo are partnering to offer all choosecornwall.ca readers a free Kobo copy of TERMINALLY ILL today.

1. Simply click on the article picture or on the choosecornwall.ca link

2. Like, Tweet, +1, or otherwise share this article.

3. Go to this link for your secret promo code: http://melissayuaninnes.com/secret-code-for-choosecornwall-ca-readers-only

Link will expire tomorrow, but the promo code will still be valid for a Kobo e-copy of TERMINALLY ILL.

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If you have difficulty using the code, the direct link to the Kobo book is here.

Users have the option of clicking the Paypal option and getting to the PROMO CODE entry screen without ever having to enter a credit card or Paypal info. If you have trouble redeeming a free Kobo code, try this link, then contact Kobo: help@kobo.com

or click http://kobo.frontlinesvc.com/app/ask_NA to call, chat or email Kobo.

Happy reading!

TERMINALLY ILL Rockets into Kobo Top 50 Bestseller List

Thanks to Dr. Melissa Yi’s interview on CBC Radio’s Ontario Morning with Wei Chen on March 25th, Melissa’s third Hope Sze medical mystery, TERMINALLY ILL, soared into Kobo’s bestseller list, the Kobo Top 50.

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Keeping company with James Patterson, the best-selling author in the world since 2001, as well as J.D. Robb and John Grisham.

Keeping company with James Patterson, the best-selling author in the world since 2001, as well as J.D. Robb and John Grisham.

Terminally Ill at #1 in Hardboiled mysteries, ahead of Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Terminally Ill at #1 in Hardboiled mysteries, ahead of Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Congratulations, Melissa!

Available in all e-book formats and in trade paperback.

Available in all e-book formats and in trade paperback. Click to buy.

 

A doctor, an author, and an Elvis fan? Melissa Yi tells all on CBC Radio’s Ontario Morning

 

 

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Wei Chen interviewed Dr. Melissa Yi on Ontario Morning.

Melissa talks about how she balances her busy life as an emergency doctor, a mother of two young children, and the author Terminally Ill, her latest Hope Sze medical mystery.

Wei Chen asked some interesting questions like if Melissa planned to quit medicine. She also alluded to the Elvis Presley connection to Tweed, Ontario.

You can download Melissa’s March 25th podcast here (the one labeled “Single mom student entrepreneur”).

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Available now in all e-formats and in trade paperback.

Publishers Weekly Calls Terminally Ill “Entertaining and Insightful”

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Montreal physician Hope Sze is looking for simple entertainment when she attends escape artist Elvis Serratore’s show, but when Elvis nearly dies in mid-act, Hope’s medical skills are available to save his life. She is less enthusiastic about his plea for her to use her detective skills to find out who tried to kill him by sabotaging his equipment. The subject of unwanted fame as a sleuth, Hope struggles with a too-complex love life, is faced with an ominous death at the hospital at which she works and becomes concerned about a young patient whose requests have deeply disturbing implications. She soon learns that if she does not seek out mysteries, the mysteries will seek her. The most recent installment in a series comprised thus far of three novels and a radio play, this novel demonstrates familiarity with the conventions of mysteries without being constrained by them and with the realities of Canada’s medical world. Although the tone is light, the author is not afraid to introduce darker themes. The three intertwining mysteries and Hope herself provide a narrative by turns entertaining and insightful. (Feb.)        

Full review at Publishers Weekly. Buy Terminally Ill as an e-book or paper book here.

Join Melissa Yi, also known as Dr. Melissa Yuan-Innes, for her book launch party on March 22nd, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the Alexandria Public Library and at 2 p.m. at the Cornwall Public Library.

You’ll also learn cutting edge publishing tips from author, publisher, and Kobo director Mark Leslie Lefebvre, and enjoy a reading by Williamstown author L.K. Below. Full details at the event page.