June 3, 2012

birthday month giveaway - week one

It's my birthday month, bitches!

Because I feel so blessed and love you readers so much, I want to share some of the love. This month, I will give away two books to two luck readers.

How to win?

Step One: Post a comment. You can say anything, but it should probably be something about how much you adore me and the blog. :) Also, make sure you include your first name and at least your last initial or something to distinguish yourself from other entrees.

Step Two: Live in the U.S. or Canada. Maybe next year I'll be a big baller who can afford international overseas shipping, but not yet.

Step Three: Check back Friday at 6 p.m. CDT to find out who wins. You will then have 72 hours to email me with your full name and address so I can send you the winnings.

People will only be entered in the drawing once a week, but feel free to come back next week and try again.

This week's winners will receive Advanced Reader Copies of Carol Wolper's Anne of Hollywood and Deborah Cloyed's The Summer We Came to Life.

About the Books

Anne of Hollywood
Skirts may be shorter now, and messages sent by iPhone, but passion, intrigue, and a lust for power don’t change. National bestselling author Carol Wolper spins a mesmerizing tale of a twenty-first-century Anne Boleyn.

Wily, intelligent, and seductive, with a dark beauty that stands out among the curvy California beach blondes, Anne attracts the attention of Henry Tudor, the handsome corporate mogul who reigns in Hollywood. Every starlet, socialite, and shark wants a piece of Henry, but he only wants Anne. The question is: can she keep him?

Welcome to a privileged world where hidden motives abound, everyone has something to sell, and safe havens don’t exist. With her older sister Mary, a pathetic example of a royal has-been, Anne schemes to marry her beloved Henry and even more challenging, stay married to this man who has more options than most and less guilt than is good for either of them. Success will mean contending with backstabbing “friends,” Henry’s furious ex-wife, and the machinations of her own ambitious family, and staying married to a man who has more options than most and less guilt than is good for either of them will take all her skill. Anne will do anything to hold on to the man—and the lifestyle—she adores, however, even if sticking your neck out in Hollywood means risking far worse than a broken heart. With Henry’s closest confidante scheming against her, and another beautiful contender waiting in the wings, Anne is fighting for her life. Can she muster the charm and wit to pull off her own happy ending? 

The Summer We Came to Life
Every summer, Samantha Wheland joins her childhood friends—Isabel, Kendra and Mina—on a vacation, somewhere exotic and fabulous. Together with their mixed bag of parents, they've created a lifetime of memories. This year it's a beach house in Honduras. But for the first time, their clan is not complete. Mina lost her battle against cancer six months ago, and the friends she left behind are still struggling to find their way forward without her.

For Samantha, the vacation just feels wrong without Mina. Despite being surrounded by her friends—the closest thing she has to family—Mina's death has left Sam a little lost. Unsure what direction her life should take. Fearful that whatever decision she makes about her wealthy French boyfriend's surprise proposal, it'll be the wrong one.

The answers aren't in the journal Mina gave Sam before she died. Or in the messages Sam believes Mina is sending as guideposts. Before the trip ends, the bonds of friendship with her living friends, the older generation's stories of love and loss, and Sam's glimpse into a world far removed from the one in which she belongs will convince her to trust her heart. And follow it.

Happy Laura's Birthday Month Giveaway. May the odds be ever in your favor.

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  1. I think your blog is fantastic, and you have AWFULLY good taste in books ;-)

    That Anne of Hollywood books sounds FANTASTIC! I must have it! :-)

  2. Happy birthday month, lady! I only gave myself a birthday weekend and was very selfish and kept it all to myself. I think it's awesome that you're willing to share the love during your celebrations! You can expect me back spreading more love each week :P
    Kaley @ Books Etc.

  3. both look awesome and I'm totally judging you for your creepy tweet.but not really because you are my best writing partner ever, love, whitney

  4. I adore you. And your blog. If you need any/all advice on how to navigate your 26th year, do not hesitate to ask, as I'm pretty sure I rocked it.

  5. Happy Birthday Laura!! My birthday is tomorrow. What a blessing you are and a giver on your birthday. I just started following you about a month or so and look forward to more of your tweets to catch up on your blog.
    I've been feeling inspired a lot lately to write and learning things as I go along, so I look forward to your inspiration as well.