Today’s book is Ann Aguirre’s Blue Diablo! I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think Ann was the bee’s knees – she’s awesome and I count her among my dearest friends. But still, above and beyond that, she’s an amazing writer and Blue Diablo is the first in a new series she’s doing and it’s fabulous.


Right now, I’m a redhead. I’ve been blonde and brunette as the situation requires, though an unscheduled color change usually means relocating in the middle of the night. So far, I’m doing well here. Nobody knows what I’m running from. And I’d like to keep it that way…

Eighteen months ago, Corine Solomon crossed the border to Mexico City, fleeing her past, her lover, and her “gift”. Corine, a handler, can touch something and know its history—and sometimes, its future. Using her ability, she can find the missing—and that’s why people never stop trying to find her. People like her ex, Chance…

Chance, whose uncanny luck has led him to her doorstep, needs her help. Someone dear to them both has gone missing in Laredo, Texas, and the only hope of finding her is through Corine’s gift. But their search may prove dangerous as the trail leads them into a strange dark world of demons and sorcerers, ghosts and witchcraft, zombies—and black magic…

Today’s Question: If you could have any special magical gift, what would it be?

Winners will be announced tomorrow (April 30) at noon pacific! Winners have seven days to claim their prize, after that time, I’ll redraw for a new winner. Good luck!!

39 comments to “RELENTLESSLY BIG CONTEST Day Fifteen!”

  1. catie
    April 29th, 2009 at 4:21 am · Link

    Mine would be pretty boring: either the ability to heal people (physically or psychically–whichever was most needed), or the ability to take myself anywhere on the planet in the blink of an eye.

  2. Frana
    April 29th, 2009 at 4:45 am · Link

    This is sooooo hard to choose but I have to say shapeshifting

  3. Margay
    April 29th, 2009 at 5:00 am · Link

    I was going to say the gift of healing because my grandmother actually was a faith healer and I’ve been really fascinated by the subject, but Catie beat me to it so I will try to think of something else. Hhmm…I think it might be cool to astral project – so I could be in two places at once!


  4. L
    April 29th, 2009 at 5:18 am · Link

    I think that telekinesis would be fun! Oh, and world peace!!! 😉

  5. Chris
    April 29th, 2009 at 6:21 am · Link

    Teleportation – it would be great to travel instantaneously without having to deal with airports and planes.

  6. Roberta Harwell
    April 29th, 2009 at 6:21 am · Link

    With only being able to chose one magical ability, I would have to say time travel. Being able to skip through time and experience each different period, would be fascinating. Have a great day.

  7. Christine
    April 29th, 2009 at 6:37 am · Link

    I would have to say healing also especially as it would help the people I love the most.

  8. Crystal B.
    April 29th, 2009 at 6:42 am · Link

    I would like to be able to heal people or control the weather.

  9. Nancy
    April 29th, 2009 at 7:13 am · Link

    I would want the ability to just think out my words and have them appear magically on screen. (laughs) Think how many more books you could write with that power!!! 😀

  10. Amy M
    April 29th, 2009 at 7:20 am · Link

    I am going to go with teleportation…I could indulge my travel bug without busting the budget!

  11. Carrie
    April 29th, 2009 at 7:30 am · Link

    I have to go with teleportation. I just finished reading DRAGONS PREFER BLONDES by Candace Havens and love that the sisters can travel anywhere at anytime. Some days when the kids are driving me insane it would be great just to poof and be somewhere else.

  12. ann marie
    April 29th, 2009 at 8:10 am · Link

    Mine would be to teleport. Do you all of the mischief I can get into and just simply disappear. 😉

  13. Jeanette Juan
    April 29th, 2009 at 8:38 am · Link

    I would definitely choose teleportation so I can instantly travel to different places all over the world!

  14. Larena Wirum
    April 29th, 2009 at 8:55 am · Link

    shapeshifting would be really cool to be able to do. :mrgreen:

  15. Afox
    April 29th, 2009 at 9:12 am · Link

    It would be teleportation. Beam me up, Scottie!

  16. Raonaid Luckwell
    April 29th, 2009 at 10:52 am · Link

    Actually I would love to have the gift one of my role playing character has, a shape changer, one who could take the shape of any animal

  17. Pat
    April 29th, 2009 at 11:01 am · Link

    Teleporting. I love to visit, hate the hassle of modern travel. Curse you Homeland Security Nazis.

  18. Blanche
    April 29th, 2009 at 11:05 am · Link

    Iwould love to be a healer closely followed by being able to teleport!! :mrgreen:

  19. Lisa Ferris
    April 29th, 2009 at 11:16 am · Link

    “If you could have any special magical gift, what would it be?”

    It would be mind control. Bending men to my will… mmmm, the possibilities!


  20. limecello
    April 29th, 2009 at 11:25 am · Link

    Please don’t enter me into this contest- but special magical gift?
    Psychic ability. Or whatever lets me see into people’s heads. Remedies final in less than four hours. I might vomit.

  21. laurendane
    April 29th, 2009 at 11:29 am · Link

    @Limecello – remedies? My bowels seized up at the memory.

  22. Cathy M
    April 29th, 2009 at 11:41 am · Link

    I always thought that telepathy or astral projection would be intriguing skills to use at least once.

  23. Pamk
    April 29th, 2009 at 11:54 am · Link

    I would love to be able to do magic like bewitched magic that would be wonderful. But if I had to choose one specific thing it would be teleporation too.

  24. Paula
    April 29th, 2009 at 12:13 pm · Link

    I’d really like teleportation for those reasons that others have already stated.

  25. Jane
    April 29th, 2009 at 12:33 pm · Link

    I would choose healing powers.

  26. Susan
    April 29th, 2009 at 12:34 pm · Link

    I would like the magical gift telekinesis.

  27. Melissa
    April 29th, 2009 at 12:52 pm · Link

    Mind control, no doubt.
    Can you imagine what you could get away with?? :mrgreen:

  28. Lisa F.
    April 29th, 2009 at 1:14 pm · Link

    Teleportation….why? because I’m lazy. Hmmmm….maybe I should go for mind control then I could get people to different things for me. Do I have to pick just one? :mrgreen:

  29. Tonie Scullion
    April 29th, 2009 at 3:04 pm · Link

    Healing … I hate it when my son gets sick.

  30. Shell the HOckeyvampiress
    April 29th, 2009 at 4:29 pm · Link

    Mine would be the magical gift to move things with my mind….. I would have a lovely clean house all the time without having to lift a finger and that would include myself so I could move myself to a lovely secluded beach with a bunch of hawt men!!! LOL

  31. Amy S.
    April 29th, 2009 at 6:34 pm · Link


  32. Janet H
    April 29th, 2009 at 7:16 pm · Link

    I want to control the elements – Earth, Fire, Water, and Air.

  33. Stacy K.
    April 29th, 2009 at 7:20 pm · Link

    It is a tie between making things move with my mind and being able to heal someone.

  34. Jackie M (Literary Escapism)
    April 29th, 2009 at 8:02 pm · Link

    Oooh Oohh! I almost forgot to see what the question was, I was so excited.

    Telekinesis hands down. While having 8 arms would be handy, I couldn’t be in 8 different places to make them truly effective, so I’ll go with being able to things move with my mind. Then I can do 8 different things at once and not have to move from one location.

  35. Sue A.
    April 29th, 2009 at 8:02 pm · Link

    The ability to travel through time! A history lesson I could learn by experiencing it first hand.

  36. Jackie M (Literary Escapism)
    April 29th, 2009 at 8:02 pm · Link

    All moms should be able to do telekinesis!

  37. Pam P
    April 29th, 2009 at 9:06 pm · Link

    I’d love to teleport, go anywhere I want on the spur of the moment.

  38. Eva S
    April 30th, 2009 at 5:53 am · Link

    I’d like to travel through time, I’d love to visit all the places and events I’ve read about!

  39. Caffey
    April 30th, 2009 at 8:06 pm · Link

    Oh, I would love the magical gift of healing with herbs and different things from nature!