Preview and GIVEAWAY of Try Darkness by James Scott Bell


About the Book:
Ty Buchanan is living on the peaceful grounds of St. Monica’s, far away from the glamorous life he led as a rising trial lawyer for a big L.A. firm. Recovering from the death of his fiancée and a false accusation of murder, Buchanan has found his previous ambitions unrewarding. Now he prefers offering legal services to the poor and the under-represented, from his “office” at local coffee bar The Freudian Sip. A mysterious woman with a six year old daughter comes to him for help. She’s being illegally evicted from a downtown transient hotel, an interest represented by his old law firm and former best friend, Al Bradshaw. Buchanan won’t back down. He’s going to fight for the woman’s rights.

But then she ends up dead, and the case moves from the courtroom to the streets. Determined to find the killer and protect the little girl, who has no last name and no other family, Buchanan finds he must depend on skills he never needed in the employ of a civil law firm.

About the Author:
A former trial lawyer associated with one of L.A.’s top law firms and later working out of an independent office, James Scott Bell has written over 300 articles on trial law, as well as six books for trial lawyers. Now a prolific fiction writer, he applies his in-depth knowledge of the justice system to his legal thrillers. His Web site is:
The Giveaway:
Thanks to Valerie and the Hachette Book Group, I have 3 copies of this book to giveaway!! All you have to do is leave a comment WITH your email address so I can contact you if you win. NO EMAIL=NO ENTRY!!!

Remember-NO PO Boxes. Open to US and Canada Residents ONLY.
**Giveaway will end February 11th at 6pm**

15 January, 2010
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  • Reply Michelle V

    I love James Scott Bell! Count me in please!

    Michelle V

    15 January, 2010 at 11:51 am
  • Reply Marjorie

    I have never read a book by this
    author, I would certainly love to
    win this book.

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    15 January, 2010 at 12:05 pm
  • Reply Eric & Sarita

    I would love to win this book!

    15 January, 2010 at 1:56 pm
  • Reply rubynreba

    Please enter me – looks very good!

    15 January, 2010 at 1:57 pm
  • Reply Mark

    Enter me please, I love his books 🙂

    15 January, 2010 at 2:08 pm
  • Reply Linda

    I LOVE his books! Please enter me! Thank you.
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    15 January, 2010 at 2:47 pm
  • Reply Esme

    I am not familiar with his work-however I like legal books and as a trial lawyer myself I often think trial lawyers are good story tellers.


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    15 January, 2010 at 2:51 pm
  • Reply Steven

    Sign me up too. 🙂


    15 January, 2010 at 3:09 pm
  • Reply LuAnn

    I’ve been wanting to read a book by this author. Maybe this will be my chance!

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    15 January, 2010 at 4:34 pm
  • Reply Charity

    Please enter me:) Thanks!!


    15 January, 2010 at 4:46 pm
  • Reply fredamans

    Thank you.


    15 January, 2010 at 5:28 pm
  • Reply Susan J. Reinhardt

    Enjoyed the last book I read by James Scott Bell. Please enter me. This sounds exciting. Thanks.

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    Susan 🙂

    15 January, 2010 at 7:38 pm
  • Reply scottsgal

    Please count me in – love thrillers
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    16 January, 2010 at 1:43 am
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    Please count me in.

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    16 January, 2010 at 3:08 am
  • Reply justpeachy36

    Count me in on the giveaway. Looks like a great book!

    16 January, 2010 at 10:26 pm
  • Reply Andrea

    Please throw my name into the mix!

    Thanks – Andrea

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    17 January, 2010 at 12:53 am
  • Reply Carol M

    This sounds like a book I would enjoy! Thank you for the giveaway!
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    17 January, 2010 at 1:16 am
  • Reply FOKXXY

    Please include me. Thanx


    17 January, 2010 at 2:01 am
  • Reply Winning Readings

    I’m very interested in reading this!

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    17 January, 2010 at 5:34 am
  • Reply Annette

    I haven’t read him yet…I look forward to it!

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    17 January, 2010 at 6:33 pm
  • Reply Anonymous

    I’d like to read a book by this author.

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    17 January, 2010 at 8:23 pm
  • Reply bigguysmama

    I absolutely love JSB! I have read the 1st book in the series and was hooked! Please enter me to win.


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    18 January, 2010 at 4:44 am
  • Reply bayctygrl

    Sounds like a great book! I would love to be entered!

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    18 January, 2010 at 3:42 pm
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    This looks great! Please enter me!

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    18 January, 2010 at 5:51 pm
  • Reply Audra E.

    love James Scott Bell! thepeachykeenwriter[at]yahoo[dot]com

    18 January, 2010 at 7:40 pm
  • Reply Anonymous

    Sounds like a page-turner… I would love to read this. Please accept this post as my entry. Thank you!

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    20 January, 2010 at 9:48 pm
  • Reply Sean

    please enter me

    21 January, 2010 at 10:33 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Graham

    Would love to win!

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    22 January, 2010 at 8:49 am
  • Reply Christy--Southern Sassy Gal

    James Scott Bell sure can write a great book…count me in for the giveaway, please! :o)

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    23 January, 2010 at 4:46 am
  • Reply wmmahaney

    I have read one other book by James Scott Bell and loved it. I am sure this one is also a great read.

    23 January, 2010 at 5:41 am
  • Reply Jaime

    I would love to win a copy
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    24 January, 2010 at 5:47 am
  • Reply traveler

    Thanks for this lovely giveaway. This book sounds fascinating. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

    25 January, 2010 at 11:29 pm
  • Reply aly

    Sounds like a great book.

    26 January, 2010 at 4:17 am
  • Reply Bethie

    Please enter me. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    27 January, 2010 at 4:11 am
  • Reply melydia

    I’m in.

    2 February, 2010 at 7:53 pm
  • Reply Sue

    This looks good! Thanks for the giveaway.

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    4 February, 2010 at 6:35 am
  • Reply Anonymous

    Sounds intriguing. thanks for the giveaway!
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    5 February, 2010 at 12:58 am
  • Reply Hope

    I love James Scott Bell’s books! Please enter me!

    5 February, 2010 at 1:30 am
  • Reply Marci

    Please enter me–this looks good. Thanks for the chance!

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    5 February, 2010 at 2:02 am
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    Great! I’m over on yahoo as photogjenn.

    5 February, 2010 at 3:47 am
  • Reply Trinity Rose

    I love James Scott Bell. He is an amazing author. Would LOVE to win his book.
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    5 February, 2010 at 7:14 pm
  • Reply Wanda

    I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.

    5 February, 2010 at 10:22 pm
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    Please enter me. Thank so much!


    6 February, 2010 at 3:53 am
  • Reply Anita Yancey

    I am a big fan of legal thrillers, and I’d really like to read this one. Please enter me. Thanks!


    7 February, 2010 at 11:55 pm
  • Reply Judylynn

    I’d love to read this one! Thanks for the giveaway! (Carman sent me)

    Judy –

    8 February, 2010 at 12:25 am
  • Reply Benita

    I would absolutely love to read this book. Thanks for the possibility.


    9 February, 2010 at 11:46 pm
  • Reply Megan

    Please enter me and thanks for the opportunity!

    10 February, 2010 at 4:33 am
  • Reply Wanda

    I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.

    10 February, 2010 at 3:08 pm
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    11 February, 2010 at 2:56 pm
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