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GIVEAWAY: 3 copies of Quarter to Midnight – NEW ORLEANS

11th September 2022

We are delighted to offer 3 copies of Quarter to Midnight by Karen Rose, which will transport you to New Orleans.


3 copies of Quarter to Midnight

Rocky Hebert walks into his death at quarter to midnight one New Orleans night.

His son Gabe cannot accept the official verdict of suicide and enlists the help of the Burke Broussard Private Investigation Agency to discover the real cause of death.

PI Molly Sutton knows what it’s like to lose a father in tragic circumstances and will go to any lengths to crack the investigation, as she tries to fight off her growing feelings for Gabe.

They soon realise Rocky was working on an investigation of his own; one that threatened to expose the deep corruption going all the way to the top of the police department. And that the key to the puzzle lies with a young witness to a murder that happened years earlier: Xavier Morrow.

Just what did Rocky know? And who might have shut him up?

As they get closer and closer to the truth, they realise that the killer is not going to stop at Rocky. And that Xavier is in very real danger. Someone will go to any lengths to protect what he witnessed that night coming out…


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  1. User: Tina Hartas

    Posted on: 29/09/2022 at 5:12 pm


    Felicity Grace Terry
    Emma Deeley


  2. User: George Wright

    Posted on: 24/09/2022 at 7:27 pm

    I’ve never been but I’d love to visit for the culture and food!


  3. User: Christine Constable

    Posted on: 24/09/2022 at 6:06 pm

    I haven’t been to New Orleans, but I’d love to go and visit the jazz clubs. It would be great to be there during Mardi Gras.


  4. User: Sheena Read

    Posted on: 24/09/2022 at 5:18 pm

    Sounds a fun place but don’t really know anything about it.


  5. User: Bookmark

    Posted on: 24/09/2022 at 1:41 pm

    I have never been to New Oreleans, but I would love to go in the future. The music, museum and the city park would be on my *to visit” list.


  6. User: Emma Deeley

    Posted on: 24/09/2022 at 7:56 am

    I’d like to do a river cruise there


  7. User: Laura Napier

    Posted on: 24/09/2022 at 7:27 am

    Ive never been but id love to go and soak up the culture. And try the cuisine!


  8. User: andyszym

    Posted on: 23/09/2022 at 10:59 pm

    I went there in 2000. I would love to visit Voodoo Museum again.


  9. User: Patricia Barrett

    Posted on: 23/09/2022 at 9:31 pm

    I’d like to go on one of the haunted ghost / voodoo tours.


  10. User: Claire Hamilton

    Posted on: 23/09/2022 at 9:11 pm

    I’d love to go on one of the Paddlewheeler cruises.


  11. User: Adrian Bold

    Posted on: 23/09/2022 at 9:09 pm

    I’d love to go to the New Orleans Museum of Art.


  12. User: Victoria Bazley

    Posted on: 23/09/2022 at 8:29 pm

    I’d love to go and see the Oak Alley plantation.


  13. User: Rachelkanga

    Posted on: 23/09/2022 at 8:21 pm

    I’d love to try the food, whilst listening to the fabulous music.


  14. User: lorraine wright

    Posted on: 23/09/2022 at 8:08 pm

    i would love to go so i could try the food and see everything


  15. User: aspella

    Posted on: 23/09/2022 at 5:37 pm

    I’d like to visit New Orleans when the Mardi Gras is on.


  16. User: Janine Atkin

    Posted on: 23/09/2022 at 5:09 pm

    id like to experience the night life


  17. User: Debbie Winstanley

    Posted on: 23/09/2022 at 5:03 pm

    Wow, what an amazing place to visit! I’ve never been but my first priority would be to sample the food, which is legendary.


  18. User: becksta75

    Posted on: 23/09/2022 at 3:36 pm

    I’d love to visit especially at carnival time


  19. User: Angela Kelly

    Posted on: 23/09/2022 at 11:24 am

    New Orleans fascinates me, as it seems like a very ‘European’ American city.


  20. User: Patricia Avery

    Posted on: 23/09/2022 at 10:39 am

    I’d love to go for the music and the food


  21. User: Glynis O'Halloran

    Posted on: 23/09/2022 at 8:03 am

    I would love to visit New Orleans, especially to try the food


  22. User: paul lodge

    Posted on: 22/09/2022 at 10:47 pm

    going to New Orleans would absolutely terrify me – best to read about it


  23. User: Theac

    Posted on: 22/09/2022 at 10:39 pm

    My Mother was born and raised in New Orleans. I want to go see all of the wonderful places and eat the food that my mom talked about in my childhood.


  24. User: simmaggs

    Posted on: 22/09/2022 at 1:28 pm

    would love to visit to experince the sights and sounds and to and to go on a paddle steamer


  25. User: Bloomsburygal

    Posted on: 22/09/2022 at 12:00 pm

    I’d love to try the creole foods, see the culture and experience the music!


  26. User: ShinnyStar

    Posted on: 21/09/2022 at 8:14 pm

    Music and Night Life


  27. User: Sheri

    Posted on: 21/09/2022 at 7:41 pm

    I would love to go to New Orleans and listen to some Jazz


  28. User: FiLe

    Posted on: 21/09/2022 at 7:06 pm

    I would love to go Mardi Gras in the French Quarter and visit a jazz bar then join the dancing in the streets.


  29. User: Erica Hughes

    Posted on: 21/09/2022 at 5:39 pm

    Soak up the atmosphere and visit a few music bars


  30. User: galadrial

    Posted on: 21/09/2022 at 11:59 am

    I would love to visit New Orleans, firstly for the music, but also for the cuisine, Creole and Cajan dishes to name but two.


  31. User: Kamran

    Posted on: 21/09/2022 at 10:50 am

    The Ambience!


  32. User: Lesevans6

    Posted on: 21/09/2022 at 8:18 am

    New Orleans, Great Cuty, Great People, Take your Smile with You.


  33. User: claire Little

    Posted on: 20/09/2022 at 10:50 pm

    I’d love the vibrancy of it.


  34. User: Horacew1

    Posted on: 20/09/2022 at 5:16 pm

    We were sent some colourful necklaces from a friend in New Orleans from the Mardi Gras and some spices that they use to cook traditional food and ever since we would love to go and have a true taste


  35. User: Kim Murray

    Posted on: 20/09/2022 at 3:31 pm

    A Ghost hunt in New Orleans would be fabulous x


  36. User: Yatota74

    Posted on: 20/09/2022 at 9:04 am

    I have never been to the US but New Orleans is definitely a city I would love to visit or Louisiana in general much more so than New York


  37. User: Dawn Quadling

    Posted on: 20/09/2022 at 7:57 am

    Would just spend hours if not days taking so many photographs whilst listening to the amazing music too


  38. User: Jean Vaughan

    Posted on: 20/09/2022 at 7:47 am

    I would love to go the French Quarter, browse the little shops, witness both a wedding and a funeral with the dancing in the street with everyone joining in, eat in the open air and of course the ultimate dream of being there for Mardi Gras.


  39. User: Nikkidmh

    Posted on: 20/09/2022 at 6:57 am

    I would love to go to New Orleans when the Mardi Gras is on as I have seen it portrayed in films and on tv many times and it looks really interesting and exciting, with all the different music and costumes on display during the parades as well as all the different cuisines available there.


  40. User: Ange Marie Williams

    Posted on: 19/09/2022 at 4:29 pm

    New Orleans is steeped in Culture and history. I’d like to take my husband and daughter to share the experience.


  41. User: Rebecca F

    Posted on: 19/09/2022 at 3:47 pm

    Not so much see but I’d love to hear all the music


  42. User: Ellie F Wood

    Posted on: 19/09/2022 at 3:33 pm

    I’d love to go to new orleans to have fresh beignets


  43. User: Susymac

    Posted on: 18/09/2022 at 8:04 pm

    I’d like to visit Orleans to experience the wonderful music and food. The French Quarter would be interesting to visit and the steam boats on the swamp tour. I’d love to experience the atmosphere of the Mardi Gras too, that would be amazing.


  44. User: Tess P

    Posted on: 18/09/2022 at 4:21 pm

    A great literary city, I would love to stroll around and experience what sounds like a hidden gem of the USA.


  45. User: Turtledove

    Posted on: 18/09/2022 at 11:46 am

    New Orleans was not a place I had ever considered visiting until I watched some cookery and animal rescue reality programmes set there. Love the look of it now – the architecture, the food, the drink and the music.


  46. User: Madamoiselle

    Posted on: 18/09/2022 at 10:27 am

    I would love to visit New Orleans , so I could experience the “vibe” and “energy” of this city . In my imagination , it’s very different to any other cities in America . Of course , I would indulge in lots of southern fried chicken and cajun inspired dishes .


  47. User: Laura Pritchard

    Posted on: 17/09/2022 at 5:37 pm

    I loved New Orleans – I’d recommend the cemetery and ghost tours around the French Quarter, a steamboat trip, and venturing further afield to see Oak Alley plantation house and a nature trip on the Bayouxs!


  48. User: Hockie90

    Posted on: 17/09/2022 at 2:45 pm

    On our list, almost went on our honeymoon!


  49. User: Fitwell

    Posted on: 17/09/2022 at 12:31 pm

    Seems to have such history love to visit


  50. User: Sam08

    Posted on: 17/09/2022 at 10:10 am

    I’d love to go one day, maybe when all the kids have left home.


  51. User: Liz Hardy

    Posted on: 17/09/2022 at 5:49 am

    Would love to visit one day, it’s on my list……


  52. User: Sheena Batey

    Posted on: 16/09/2022 at 9:10 pm

    I would love to go. The atmosphere, music and buildings would be fabulous


  53. User: Sheena Batey

    Posted on: 16/09/2022 at 9:08 pm

    I would love to go and just think the atmosphere, music and buildings would be fabulous


  54. User: Aesop58

    Posted on: 16/09/2022 at 7:51 pm

    Would love to sail on a steamboat, and visit the french quarter


  55. User: Laura

    Posted on: 16/09/2022 at 7:43 pm

    I would love to visit New Orleans to sightsee


  56. User: chris2468

    Posted on: 16/09/2022 at 7:22 pm

    l would love to visit New Orleans, l have never been


  57. User: Jan22

    Posted on: 16/09/2022 at 5:49 pm

    I have always wanted to visit New Orleans. To see and experience the ambience, listen to the music and enjoying the food. What a great experience.


  58. User: bopper

    Posted on: 16/09/2022 at 5:00 pm

    I’d just love to listen to some of the local music whilst having a drink in one of the bars


  59. User: Lisa Wilkinson

    Posted on: 16/09/2022 at 3:15 pm

    Yes I would love to go to New Orleans. I’d love to visit the French Quarter and try jambalaya


  60. User: Aangel379

    Posted on: 16/09/2022 at 1:06 pm

    I would dearly love to listen to live music on New Orleans


  61. User: Plumbobmummy

    Posted on: 16/09/2022 at 12:47 pm

    I’d love to visit to experience the atmosphere and try the local cuisine.


  62. User: Rich Tyler

    Posted on: 16/09/2022 at 11:54 am

    Mardi Gras would be amazing


  63. User: pluckypuddin

    Posted on: 16/09/2022 at 9:24 am

    I would love to go to New Orleans and explore the French Quarter, experiencing the food and music.


  64. User: Tamdy

    Posted on: 16/09/2022 at 8:08 am

    Soak in the atmosphere, music and food.


  65. User: Quod

    Posted on: 16/09/2022 at 5:15 am

    Love to see and listen to the Jazz and go on a river boat


  66. User: Sagrl

    Posted on: 15/09/2022 at 5:56 pm

    Fingers crossed


  67. User: andyi

    Posted on: 15/09/2022 at 5:30 pm

    Love to see and hear the jazz. Food looks glorious too.


  68. User: ryanfaers

    Posted on: 15/09/2022 at 4:38 pm

    I’m fascinated by New Orleans. I’d love a copy!


  69. User: Beverley Cordle

    Posted on: 15/09/2022 at 1:34 pm

    I’d love to see the old jazz areas and try some creole food


  70. User: Sarah Hamilton

    Posted on: 15/09/2022 at 9:37 am

    I would love to go to see how they have rebuilt after the floods from a few years ago


  71. User: Sandra Joy Anderton

    Posted on: 15/09/2022 at 5:59 am

    Ohh would love to go anywhere in the USA but the food and atmosphere sound amazing


  72. User: Hails84

    Posted on: 14/09/2022 at 11:03 pm

    I would love to go and experience Mardi Gras


  73. User: Heather N

    Posted on: 14/09/2022 at 10:43 pm

    I’d love to go to New Orleans to see the sights, try the food and hear the music


  74. User: shivster

    Posted on: 14/09/2022 at 7:38 pm

    I would love to visit during Mardi Gras!


  75. User: Denice

    Posted on: 14/09/2022 at 6:46 pm

    I would love to see the ‘real’ New Orleans away from the tourist areas and get to know the local people and listen to lots of jazz, eat local foods and go on a steam boat.


  76. User: jennifer moville

    Posted on: 14/09/2022 at 5:39 pm

    new orleans has never been on my hit list of places to visit but i believe the food is amazing


  77. User: cailin

    Posted on: 14/09/2022 at 4:00 pm

    go to the jazz festival and soak up the atmosphere


  78. User: David Paterson

    Posted on: 14/09/2022 at 3:53 pm

    Would love to try the food like genuine Jambalaya


  79. User: Mary Lucking

    Posted on: 14/09/2022 at 2:47 pm

    I would love to experience the music and food of New Orleans especially Mardi Gras


  80. User: Jo Jones

    Posted on: 14/09/2022 at 1:54 pm

    Would love to enjoy the atmosphere and food


  81. User: Lisa Day

    Posted on: 14/09/2022 at 1:13 pm

    I’d like to visit just to experience the tours.The French Quarter would be good to visit and one of the steam boats on the swamp tour. I’d like to experience the atmosphere of the Mardi Gras too.


  82. User: LMConnelly

    Posted on: 14/09/2022 at 10:57 am

    Being able to attend Mardi Gras would be insane!


  83. User: Caroline Howard

    Posted on: 14/09/2022 at 10:18 am

    I’d love to visit again for Mardi Gras! It sure is an experience.


  84. User: Roger Bufton

    Posted on: 14/09/2022 at 9:50 am

    Never been or what to.


  85. User: cag2712

    Posted on: 14/09/2022 at 9:44 am

    It’s a place I would love to visit and relax with the Dixieland jazz.


  86. User: pauline51

    Posted on: 14/09/2022 at 9:43 am

    sounds a great read


  87. User: Alyson Caddick

    Posted on: 14/09/2022 at 9:10 am

    I’ve always wanted to try New Orleans famous Beignet donuts. OK, so I’m a bit of a foodie!


  88. User: spacebeagle

    Posted on: 14/09/2022 at 9:06 am

    The Mardi Gras, the music and an experience of a lifetime.


  89. User: MaloyBishop

    Posted on: 14/09/2022 at 9:06 am

    I’d love a chance to read this!


  90. User: Kathleen Marsden

    Posted on: 14/09/2022 at 8:53 am

    Yes of course I’d love to see Canal Street


  91. User: Sarah Parker

    Posted on: 14/09/2022 at 8:44 am

    I’d love to go to Mardi gras


  92. User: redfox5

    Posted on: 14/09/2022 at 8:43 am

    I would love to go! I would be most excited about the food – Po’boys and Beignets! Yum!


  93. User: maisietoo

    Posted on: 14/09/2022 at 6:02 am

    I’d love to go on a boat trip down the Mississippi River! That would be amazing.


  94. User: norwichtony

    Posted on: 14/09/2022 at 1:16 am

    Creole Cooking and Mardi Gras -what’s not to love?


  95. User: Jacqueline Donson

    Posted on: 13/09/2022 at 5:07 pm

    The buildings
    The music


  96. User: sallie

    Posted on: 13/09/2022 at 4:31 pm

    the buildings look interesting


  97. User: Turtle

    Posted on: 13/09/2022 at 2:44 pm

    It would be another off the bucket list as I’d love to go for the Jazz.


  98. User: thecatwhisper

    Posted on: 13/09/2022 at 2:22 pm

    I would be interested from a ghost/voodoo perspective. I’ve heard a lot of ghostly goings on there and the energy of the place and I would like to see if that is correct. there’s also the jazz quarter and mardi gras.


  99. User: Michelle Lewis-Robertson

    Posted on: 13/09/2022 at 1:19 pm

    I know this is cliche but I would love to experience Mardi Gras. Its the romance and food of the city that really inspires me to want to visit one day


  100. User: Lisa

    Posted on: 13/09/2022 at 7:20 am

    New Orleans looks like such a vibrant place to visit, especially during the Mardi Gras. There are lots of places I’d love to visit, including the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA. The Museum of Death also looks like an interesting, if macabre, place to visit and may tie in well with the book featured in this giveaway!


  101. User: Thunderbird

    Posted on: 12/09/2022 at 6:49 pm

    We loved New Orleans the few days we were there. You feel the buzz as soon as you get there. The food, the music, the ‘Hurricane’ cocktails! It’s the city where my favourite Elvis film ‘King Creole’ was filmed. Crawfish, crawawawfish!


  102. User: Sue Barton

    Posted on: 12/09/2022 at 4:51 pm

    I would love to see the jazz in the french quarter


  103. User: Karen hutchinson

    Posted on: 12/09/2022 at 3:36 pm

    Would love to visit for the music and food and the Mardi Gras atmosphere


  104. User: Niallo

    Posted on: 12/09/2022 at 1:08 pm

    See the revitalised city after the devastation of hurricane Katrina, and all those classic street scenes straight outta the movies


  105. User: Felicity Grace Terry

    Posted on: 12/09/2022 at 11:00 am

    How wonderful. To do a paddleboat ride {sigh} or, oh my goodness, a Ghost, Voodoo, & Vampire Tour


  106. User: BiblioHound

    Posted on: 12/09/2022 at 9:49 am

    Visited New Orleans many years ago and would love to return. The French Quarter, music, bars, museums, and so many quaint shops. And to eat jambalaya, po’ boys and gumbo!


  107. User: lapsapchung

    Posted on: 12/09/2022 at 8:56 am

    I don’t know much about New Orleans but would love to explore the food, music and heritage


  108. User: Janine

    Posted on: 12/09/2022 at 7:11 am

    This is yet another place that I would love to visit x


  109. User: 2005zena

    Posted on: 12/09/2022 at 6:51 am

    I’d love to hear the blues music and some off that great food to enjoy with locals.


  110. User: Michelle Ptak

    Posted on: 12/09/2022 at 6:48 am

    New Orleans would be about the nightlife and seeing its vibrant musical scene. It would be awesome to see the Mardi Gras in all its colour with the fabulous costumes.


  111. User: Claire Harris

    Posted on: 12/09/2022 at 1:31 am

    I would go to New Orleans to enjoy the music & the food!


  112. User: Leah Tonna

    Posted on: 11/09/2022 at 9:04 pm

    I’d love to spend time in the New Orleans R&B music clubs, some of the best in the world.


  113. User: philatel

    Posted on: 11/09/2022 at 6:54 pm

    I would love to visit New Orleans – the music, the food and the sights all sound very interesting. One day I hope to get there.


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