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Contest December 5, 2014: Win a Kindle HD 6

Dubbed The Masked Kidnapper, Gwen Pegram’s new novel

Dear Fans of The Missing Five:

Author Gwen Pegram is excited about her newest novel, Dubbed The Masked KidnapperKindle.

The author’s goal is to sell as many books as possible on release day, Friday, December 5.

In order to reach that goal, every purchaser’s name will be entered in a contest to win a Kindle 6″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, Front and Rear Cameras, 8 GB.



Contest Rules

  • Contestants MUST purchase paperback version of Dubbed The Masked Kidnapper, “online” on the day of release (Friday, December 5, 2014) in order to be entered into the contest.
  • Email online receipt to You will receive an email confirmation that receipt was received.
  • Purchaser’s name is entered into the contest for every book purchased. (Example: If you purchase five books on one receipt, your name is entered into the contest five times.)
  • The drawing will take place on December 12, 2014 and the winner will be notified by Noon ET that day.
  • Purchaser agrees in order to qualify to win the Kindle 6 HD, he/she cannot return for refund or exchange the novel for another item.
  • The author, Gwen Pegram, will have the Kindle shipped directly to the winner from Amazon “as a gift,” using standard shipping service (3-5 business days).
  • The winner must provide her/his address once notified she/he is the winner.
  • Your email with receipt is also your acceptance of the rules of the contest.
  • For contest purposes, only the paperback can be purchased. An e-book does not qualify.
  • The novel can be purchased from any reputable online bookstore (examples: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.)
  • The contest is only for Dubbed The Masked Kidnapper.

The author hopes you help her reach her goal.

Dubbed The Masked Kidnapper makes great holiday gifts and stocking stuffers. Buy one for all your friends, coworkers, and family. (REMEMBER: the more books purchased, the higher your chance is to win a Kindle HD 6).

The winner should receive the Kindle 6 HD the week of December 15, in time for the holidays.

Thank you and good luck to everyone.

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Posted by on November 20, 2014 in Books, People


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Episode 2 Teaser: Ian Ferguson and Brian Taylor

the-missing-five-cover-smashwordThe Missing Five, debut novel by Gwen Pegram

Ian Ferguson and his best friend, Brian Taylor, spend every Saturday morning, like clockwork, at the YMCA on East Monroe in Alexandria, VA, playing a game of hoops with other men, who in their day, swore they would be the next Michael Jordan. They enjoy the camaraderie and jostling of being in friendly combat with other men in their age group. The group of men, whether it is two or five or ten, call themselves the Mid-Agers. And, it is the only time since their college days that these grown men feel they can act like fools with no repercussions, speak whatever is on their minds, and wear sweaty clothes without hearing the moans and groans from their wives or significant others.

Ian and Brian are both married, but despise matrimony for different reasons. Even though Ian loves his wife, Evelyn, unconditionally, it is getting more difficult everyday to answer what it is about her that he loves. She always find creative ways to put distance between them. Brian supplies the answer with a ready quip, even though he has never been asked the question. He feels it is his duty as Brian’s best friend to snap him out of the slump he sometimes find Ian wallowing in. Brian never misses an opportunity to jab Ian with his point of view. “Man, you are P-whipped!” he would exclaim loudly so that all the other basketball players on the court could hear. The only times he didn’t say the actual word pussy was when other women were in the bleachers watching the informal game.

Once Brian zooms in on a woman he is attracted to that is unattached, and most time he could care less one way or the other, he tries to act as if he wasn’t raised by a pack of wolves. But everyone who interacts with him on any level knows he is nothing more than a whoremonger, married or not, and just accepts his despicable ways.

Stay tuned for Episode 3 Teaser. If you can’t wait, the book is available today! via eReader at and in paperback via and Barnes and

Please leave a review on Goodreads, Amazon, Smashwords, or Barnes and Noble letting me know your feedback on my debut novel. Thank you.

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Posted by on December 29, 2013 in Books


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A Goodread to Jumpstart the New Year

The Missing Five Cover SmashwordThe Missing Five, a debut novel by Gwen Pegram 

The protagonist, Jackie Trumpleton, is a strong-willed woman with a take-charge personality who considers four women she has vacationed with abroad over the last twenty-some odd years as associates, not girlfriends. They are Bernadette Petersen, who attended the same elementary school in New Orleans; Laura Kennedy, a marcher she met during a women’s convention in Philadelphia; Nadine Douglas, while sitting alone sipping a glass of wine in the bar of a Chicago hotel; and Ruby Tapscott, while on a single’s cruise throughout Europe. This unusual relationship works well for all of them because they only interact–no phone calls, no emails, no snail mail, no texts–when they vacation together annually, which is always preplanned at the end of the previous vacation. The women enjoy their time together and abide by omertà since the vacations are consumed with days of confidential storytelling; unconstrained drinking; the disclosure of long-held secrets; and the divulging of past, present, and future sexual adventures.

When the women’s bucket list desire to visit South Africa changes unexpectedly, Jackie invites them to Washington, DC. But something bizarre is happening in the nation’s capital and it has made the national news. Over the span of a month, middle-aged African-American men are disappearing, without a trace, at an alarming rate in the metropolitan area.

The Arlington, Alexandria, Prince George’s County, and DC Police Departments, including the FBI, are stumped and have many questions that need immediate answers in order to solve the mystery. Are the disappearances foul play? Are the men’s wives involved? Are the men’s philandering ways the culprit? Did the men take off of their own volition? Are the men dead or alive? And, the most pressing question of all–where are these men? Speculations run rampant because adult men, as statistics show, are not kidnapped in the U.S. unless robbery is involved. There is no hint of a ransom.

After a month, the FBI finally catches a break via its tip line from an unexpected source.The call is a major breakthrough, the kind of clue they had been hoping would come forth. The pieces of the puzzle start falling into place and the ensuing revelation shocks the nation, especially the Arlington Police Department who was at the forefront of the investigation.

When the dust settles, everyone is surprised, except the one who wears the elaborate mask.

Stay tuned for more updates. If you can’t wait, the book is available today! via eReader at and in paperback via and Barnes and

Thank you so much for leaving a review on Goodreads, Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes and Noble.

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Posted by on December 27, 2013 in Books


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