Summer Book Giveaway

Harper Collins has a summer book giveaway for you! It’s an entire package of beach reads.

The books are: The Badass Life by Christmas Abbott; Beach House: Coming Home by Georgia Bockoven; The Cafe by the Seaby Jenny Colgan; My Sister’s Bones by Nuala Ellwood; Same Beach, Next Year by Dorothea Benton Frank; Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson; The Baker’s Secret by Stephen P. Kiernan; The Light in Summer by Mary McNear; The Beach at Painter’s Cove by Shelley Noble; The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry; It Happens in the Hamptons by Holly Peterson; Map of the Heartby Susan Wiggs; Cocoa Beach by Beatriz Williams; and The Force by Don Winslow.

BlackWyrm Publishing Free eBook Open House

BlackWyrm Publishing is having a free eBook Open House on Amazon. It started today and ends on December 5th.

On the 5th I’ll have a review of Remnants of Life: Legends of Darkness by Georgia L. Jones as part of her virtual book tour with First Rule Publicity.

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Winners Only for The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. by Nichole Bernier

There are only winners here for the giveaway of The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. by Nichole Bernier. 🙂

The randomizer picked Kerry Schafer as the winner. And I felt bad since there were only two entries. So I contacted Barbara J. King, asked if she’d be interested in my gently used copy of the book and sent it to her after she said yes!

So both Kerry and Barbara have books on the way which should arrive at their destinations on Monday. Thanks to Crown Publishing/Random House for both copies.

Have a good weekend, everyone!

Giveaway of The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. by Nichole Bernier

Wow! It doesn’t look like I’ve held a giveaway since October 2010. Guess I’m overdue for one!

In a few more weeks summer will officially start. Would you enjoy a new beach read which will make you forget the time? The Crown Publishing Group has sent me a hardcover copy of Nichole Bernier’s debut novel The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. to giveaway to my blog readers. I’m a third of the way through my personal copy of the book. It’s a thought provoking book about friendship and marriage. Below is a cover image and the synopsis:

The Unfinished Works of Elizabeth D. by Nichole

Before there were blogs, there were journals. And in them we’d write as we really were, not as we wanted to appear. But there comes a day when journals outlive us. And with them, our secrets.

Summer vacation on Great Rock Island was supposed to be a restorative time for Kate, who’d lost her close friend Elizabeth in a sudden accident. But when she inherits a trunk of Elizabeth’s journals, they reveal a woman far different than the cheerful wife and mother Kate thought she knew.

The complicated portrait of Elizabeth—her troubled upbringing, and her route to marriage and motherhood—makes Kate question not just their friendship, but her own deepest beliefs about loyalty and honesty at a period of uncertainty in her own marriage.

The more Kate reads, the more she learns the complicated truth of who Elizabeth really was, and rethinks her own choices as a wife, mother, and professional, and the legacy she herself would want to leave behind. When an unfamiliar man’s name appears in the pages, Kate realizes the extent of what she didn’t know about her friend, including where she was really going on the day she died.

Set in the anxious summer after the September 11th attacks, this story of two women—their friendship, their marriages, private ambitions and fears—considers the aspects of ourselves we show and those we conceal, and the repercussions of our choices.

You can receive an entry for the giveaway by leaving a comment naming your favorite vacation spot (or where you’d like to go on vacation) until 8pm Eastern on Monday June 11th.  Contest is open to US and Canada.  The randomizer at will pick a winner at 11pm Eastern on 6/11/2012.

Good luck!

Regal Literary Giveaway for National Bookmobile Day

I received this notice about the giveaway and thought it very appropriate for National Bookmobile Day.

April 11th is the American Library Association’s National Bookmobile Day. To celebrate all the bookmobiles zooming across our nation and the wonderfully dedicated librarians who keep them running, Regal Literary is giving away 14 signed hardcovers of Audrey Niffenegger’s graphic novel THE NIGHT BOOKMOBILE. In The Night Bookmobile, a wistful young woman encounters a mysterious disappearing library on wheels late at night, only to find the book collection to be more… personal… than she had expected. As a bonus, they’re also giving away 15 signed paperbacks of Audrey’s acclaimed second novel, HER FEARFUL SYMMETRY.

For more information on National Bookmobile Day, visit

To enter the Regal Literary Giveaway visit