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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The Ticket by Fred Shackelford (Book Spotlight and Giveaway!)


Today, I'm spotlighting this debut novel by Fred Shackelford. I used to be a John Grisham fan so I'm always attracted to good books written by attorneys or lawyers. Check it out and enter to win a $50 Amazon GC!


Book Details:

Book Title: The Ticket by Fred Shackelford
Category: Adult Fiction, 320 pages
Genre: Mystery/Suspense
Publisher: Black Opal Books
Release date: December 2016
Tour dates: April 2 to 13, 2018
Content Rating: PG

Book Description:

Channing Booker, a compulsive gambler, drug abuser, and philanderer whose marriage is failing, finally gets lucky and wins the Mega Millions lottery. Expecting an imminent divorce, and hoping to hide his new fortune from his wife Susan, Channing devises a scheme to have a friend claim the $241-million jackpot and secretly return the money to Channing after the divorce is final. But Susan flees with all of her possessions, including the rare book in which Channing hid the winning lottery ticket.

With time running out before the lottery ticket expires, Channing launches a desperate search to find Susan, but she’s covered her tracks well, fearing his retribution. In need of money to fund her furtive new lifestyle, Susan begins selling off her worldly goods, including her rare books, unleashing a chain of events that puts not only her life in danger, but that of her new love as well…


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Meet the Author:



Fred Shackelford is a Virginia attorney who lives on farmland that his great-great-grandfather purchased in 1817. Before writing his début novel The Ticket, he published Judges Say the Darndest Things, a collection of humorous excerpts from legal opinions. Fred is a graduate of the University of Virginia. The Ticket was a finalist for The Clue Awards from Chanticleer Book Reviews, a finalist for the National Indie Excellence Awards, and a quarterfinalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest.

Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook


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33 comments :

  1. I enjoyed getting to know your book; congrats on the tour, I hope it is a fun one for you, and thanks for the chance to win :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm enjoying the tour. Good luck in the contest.

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  2. The Ticket sounds compelling, intriguing and thrilling. Thanks for this lovely feature and giveaway.

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    1. Thanks! If you read The Ticket and enjoy it, please consider leaving a comment online at Amazon, B&N or Goodreads.

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  3. I sure would love to win this one thanks for the chance.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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    1. Thanks. You can be sure the odds of winning the Amazon gift card are better that the odds of winning the lottery!

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  4. Mystery is my favorite genre to read. This sounds great!

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    1. Thanks! I hope you'll have a chance to read and enjoy The Ticket.

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  5. The cover has me asking a lot of questions. I am curious.

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    1. The villain in The Ticket hides his winning lottery ticket inside a rare book, and then someone takes the book. That's the idea behind the cover design.

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  6. I would have been carrying that book round in my brief case with me!

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    1. Me, too! And I would be heading straight to a bank to hide the ticket in a vault.

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    1. Thank you! I can recommend The Ticket as a fun read. :)

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  8. first you work hard on the books and you new uathor to me hoep you will do more and your on good read do profile

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  9. I wonder how many people will try playing these numbers now :)

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    1. I've played those numbers many times, but no luck so far. The odds are pretty steep -- 1 in 302 million.

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  10. Thanks for the chance, book sounds intriguing!!!

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    1. Thank you! If you'd like to see reviews of The Ticket, please visit my website at www.fredshackelford.com.

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  11. My sister loves John Grisham books and I appreciate the opportunity to win, thank you

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    1. I love Grisham books, too. On Amazon, one reader's comment compared The Ticket to Grisham's work.

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    1. Thank you. I enjoyed writing The Ticket and hope you'll have a chance to read it.

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  13. This sounds like an amazing read! Have to know who bought the book and hidden ticket!

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    1. If you buy The Ticket you'll get all the details. :)

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    1. Thanks! I hope you'll take a look at my website for more information: www.fredshackelford.com

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  15. This sounds good. I wonder if Susan will end up realizing she has the ticket!

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    1. I can't spoil it by telling you the answer to that. :)

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  16. I hear about things like that happening often when someone wins the lottery big time. This would be an interesting read!
    digicats {at} sbcglobal {dot} net

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  17. I think this book sounds fantastic. I am a big time lottery player...I know, I know! Tisk, Tisk!

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