A few weeks ago, I entered a contest on the blog of Devourer of Books for a copy of Queen of the Road and, amazingly enough, I scored it! I started reading it and am finding it very enjoyable. When I'm done, I'll post a review. Right now, I just wanted to say thanks to Devourer for sending it to me and encourage everyone to check out her blog, which has a lot of really cool stuff on it, the latest of which was a contest for the best start-of-story hook.
The one I found most compelling and voted for, 30 Million Dollars, was last in the voting, which I do not understand, except that, for my taste, the quirkier the better, and it was definitely quirky.