It's my birthday month, AND officially my birthday week!
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.
Are you one of last week's winners? Check here.
How to win?
Step One: Post a comment. This week, I'd like to hear about your favorite book growing up and why you loved it. 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 a copy of Playing With Boys by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez or an Advanced Reader Copies of Carol Wolper's Rainshadow Road by Lisa Kleypas.
About the Books
Playing With Boys
When Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez' first novel was published last year, it caused a sensation. Readers flocked to the story of six friends in Boston because both the voice and the characters Valdes-Rodriguez created were utterly fresh. A brand new, large, and eager audience came out for a book they felt had been created just for them-young American women whose Hispanic side had been overlooked by commercial novels until The Dirty Girls Social Club.
In Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez' delicious new novel-each a Latina in her late 20's -take Los Angeles by storm in Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez' delicious new novel. Marcella, Olivia and Alexis have bonded not only over the trouble with men but about how tough it is to make life work in L.A. no matter what you do. Marcella is a hot young television actress, hardly able to enjoy the life she's bought for herself and certainly not enjoying her body, which is never quite perfect enough. Olivia's boy is her toddler son-and she's tethered to him and to her suburban mommy track so tightly the other girls sometimes cringe. Alexis has a smart mouth and an ample body; she's a beautiful musicians' manager with loads of style but about enough self-esteem to fill a Prada card case. Her complicated love affair with the casually sexy Cuban rapper Goyo is a deeply satisfying romance that will delight readers almost as much as the emotional richness and girly fun of the heroines' friendship.
Lucy Marinn is a glass artist living in mystical, beautiful, Friday Harbor, Washington. She is stunned and blindsided by the most bitter kind of betrayal: her fiancé Kevin has left her. His new lover is Lucy’s own sister. Lucy's bitterness over being dumped is multiplied by the fact that she has constantly made the wrong choices in her romantic life.
Facing the severe disapproval of Lucy's parents, Kevin asks his friend Sam Nolan, a local vineyard owner on San Juan Island, to "romance" Lucy and hopefully loosen her up and get her over her anger.
Complications ensue when Sam and Lucy begin to fall in love, Kevin has second thoughts, and Lucy discovers that the new relationship in her life began under false pretenses. Questions about love, loyalty, old patterns, mistakes, and new beginnings are explored as Lucy learns that some things in life—even after being broken—can be made into something new and beautiful..
Happy Laura's Birthday Month Giveaway. May the odds be ever in your favor.
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