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Giveaway: Forever Texas Tour

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on September 30, 2011
Posted in My Past Giveaways  | 66 Comments

Thanks to Brianne Beers of Forever/ Hachette, I am giving away up to 3 sets of both books.

Description of Don’t Mess With Texas by Christie Craig:

Nikki Hunt thought her night couldn’t get worse when her no-good, cheating ex ditched her at dinner, sticking her with the bill. Then she found his body stuffed in the trunk of her car and lost her two-hundred-dollar meal all over his three-thousand-dollar suit. Now not only is Nikki nearly broke, she’s a murder suspect.

Former cop turned PI, Dallas O’Connor knows what it’s like to be unjustly accused. But one look at the sexy-though skittish-suspect tells him she couldn’t hurt anyone. The lead detective, Dallas’s own brother, has the wrong woman and Dallas hopes a little late-night “undercover” work will help him prove it . . .

Description of Heartstrings and Diamond Rings by Jane Graves:

HE’S THE MAN OF HER DREAMS . . .

In a world full of frogs, Alison Carter is determined to find her prince. Maybe her dating past is more Titanic than Love Boat, but she’s seen enough happy marriages to know that true love is possible. No matter what, she won’t give up on happily-ever-after. If she can’t find Mr. Right, she’ll simply hire someone who can.

SHE JUST DOESN’T KNOW IT YET

When Brandon Scott inherits a successful matchmaking business, he thinks his prayers have been answered. Set up a few lonely ladies, collect the fee, how hard can it be? No one needs to know he’s not really a professional matchmaker-especially not his first client, the beautiful, spirited Alison. Soon he’s falling for her-and her dreams of kids and carpools. But Alison is getting close to figuring out his secret, and if she learns he’s deceived her too, she’ll walk right out the door, taking Brandon’s heart with her.
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+2 for each comment on a book review I have done. (Be sure to tell me which ones).
+1 for clicking to give free food at The Animal Rescue Site (tell me you did it).( Up to 1 time per day)
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That’s 36 or more possible entries! Sorry, this giveaway is only open to U.S.
The winner’s mailing address: No P.O. Boxes
Only one entry per household/IP address
Winners will be subject to the one copy per household rule, which means that if you win the same title in two or more contests, you will receive only one copy of the book.
This giveaway will end on Friday, October 14th, 11:59 P.M. E.S.T. The winners will be notified by email. Winners must respond within TWO days or will be disqualified.


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Giveaway: SO NEAR by Liza Gyllenhaal

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on September 30, 2011
Posted in My Past Giveaways  | 25 Comments

Thanks to Jessica Butler of the Penguin Group, I am giving away 2 copies of So Near.

Book Description:

From the author of Local Knowledge comes a poignant novel about a young couple’s road back from tragedy.

In the aftermath of a devastating loss, Cal and Jenny Horigan’s marriage is unraveling. Both are plagued by guilt, unable to seek comfort from one another. Burdened by remorse, they begin to lose sight of the love that once anchored them-together with their sense of right and wrong. 

As the Horigans try different ways to deal with their pain, a new acquaintance seems to offer the support they desperately need-though at times they are unsure whether his guidance is leading them back to each other or further apart… 

About Liza Gyllenhaal:

If there is an author who knows that the path to what matters is not always a straight and easy one, it’s Liza Gyllenhaal. A graduate of the University of Iowa Writing Workshop , she spent many years in publishing and advertising, founding her own advertising agency, building it into a highly successful business, and then selling it a few years back to devote herself to her first love: writing.
 
Now her second novel is set against the background of a close-knit town in upstate New York that is reeling from the current recession, Liza Gyllenhaal’s SO NEAR is an exploration of the dynamics of family and friendship, longing and passion, loss and redemption.
 
Liza Gyllenhaal is a published poet, and former chairperson and current board member of The Academy of American Poets, which sponsors National Poetry Month.  She and her husband divide their time between New York City and the Berkshires.

To Enter:

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Extra Entries:  (please leave a separate comment for each, for instance you you are a follower, leave 3 comments that you are a follower).
+3 Old or new follower of this blog.
+3 Old or new follower on Twitter (@teddyrose1).
+2 Tweet about this Giveaway
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+3 Be my friend on Facebook (Teddy Rose).
+3 “Like” the post about this giveaway on Facebook
+3 Be my friend on Goodreads (Teddy).
+3 for Joining my Books Won Reading Challenge (be sure to follow the rules and then let me know you joined here.)
+4 for filling out the  Tour Host Interest Form (please do this if you have a book blog and you are serious about wanting to be a tour host)
+ 5 if you have been a tour host for Premier Virtual Author Book Tours (please specify which tour)
+2 for each comment on a book review I have done. (Be sure to tell me which ones).
+1 for clicking to give free food at The Animal Rescue Site (tell me you did it).( Up to 1 time per day)
+1 for clicking to give free books at The Literacy Site (tell me you did it). ( Up to 1 time per day)

That’s 36 or more possible entries! Sorry, this giveaway is only open to U.S.
The winner’s mailing address: No P.O. Boxes
Only one entry per household/IP address
Winners will be subject to the one copy per household rule, which means that if you win the same title in two or more contests, you will receive only one copy of the book.
This giveaway will end on Friday, October 14th, 11:59 P.M. E.S.T. The winners will be notified by email. Winners must respond within TWO days or will be disqualified.


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The Beauty of Humanity Movement by Camilla Gibb

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on September 28, 2011
Posted in Books Read in 2011Canadian  | 11 Comments

Set in contemporary Vietnam with flashbacks to 1960’s/70’s communism, Old Man Hung is said to make the best pho (a beef noodle soup)in the city of Hanoi.  However, you have to find him first!  He has to move his cart to different places around the city to keep the police off his tail.  He use to have a space that he rented by between the rent increases and the bribes he had to give the cops, he couldn’t afford it anymore.  He has loyal customers and word spreads like wildfire to the exact location of his cart from day to day.

Old Man Hung is like a father to Binh, who lost his father Dao to a communist work camp.  Old Man Hung is like a grandfather to Bihn’s son, Tu.  Tu is a tour guide.

One day Maggie a Vietnamese woman who grew up in America, shows up at the Pho cart.  She asks Old Man Hung to try to remember everything he can about her father, Ly Van Hai, to help her locate him.  He was an artist during the Ho Chi Minh regime.  Maggie also works for an art museum in Hanoi and hires Tu to take her around on business.
Art, family, relationships, Pho, and communist regimes are all included in The Beauty of Humanity Movement.  It is a beautifully written story with well developed and memorable characters. 
I especially love Old Man Hung.  He is a witty, kind, and intelligent man with great knowledge of human nature.  He is who Bihn and his son, Tu turn to and watch out for.  The Beauty of Humanity Movement is a delight and I didn’t want it to end.  This book is a must read for those who love literary fiction with a splash of foreign history.

5/5

Thanks to Doubleday Canada for this book.  

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