Thursday, July 30, 2009

HACHETTE RITA GIVEAWAY #1

2009 RITA® Finalists from
Hachette Book Group
GIVEAWAY ENDED!

Romance Writers of America
Writing Awards

THANKS TO ANNA AND MIRIAM
AND THE HACHETTE BOOK GROUP,
THESE RITA AWARD NOMINEES
CAN BE YOURS!

EACH DAY, ONE OF THE 5 NOMINEES AVAILABLE WILL BE POSTED TO ENTER TO WIN. IF YOU ENTER EACH DAY, ON THE LAST DAY, YOU WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO COMMENT FOR A CHANCE TO WIN ALL FIVE OF THE BOOKS!!!!

I HAVE FIVE COPIES OF
THIS BOOK TO GIVE AWAY

"RITA GIVEAWAY" #ONE
2009 RITA Finalist for Best First Book and
Contemporary
Single Title Romance


YOUR ROOTS ARE SHOWING by Elise Chidley

Lizzie Buckley has a life many women dream of - a gorgeous husband, a beautiful home and darling (when they're not fighting) three-year-old twins. But ever since the birth of her children, she's had a fantasy about locking herself in her bedroom for twenty-four hours with a good book and a box of chocolates.

Unfortunately, her husband James doesn't understand her feelings. And when Lizzie unburdens herself in a flaming email to her sister Janie, then hits send at the wrong moment and accidentally shoots it off to James instead, her fairytale life gets a big dose of reality. With the word "divorce" ringing in her ears, Lizzie finds herself moving out and embarking on a totally different life - working hard to reinvent herself as a runner, a gardener, and a writer of children's books.


But despite transforming her body, her neglected career, and her libido (courtesy of the local landscape gardener), Lizzie can't get over her soon-to-be ex. As Lizzie discovers, sometimes the fairytale ending is just the beginning of the real story.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: ELISE CHIDLEY

I grew up in Swaziland, southern Africa, on a farm on the brow of a hill, eating vegetables from my mother’s garden, drinking spring water, collecting eggs in a basket, running about barefoot in homemade clothes, and generally behaving like a flower child. (This was quite accidental; my parents scoffed at hippies.) With no TV, we were forced to talk to each other quite a lot, and to read a huge number of books. We moved to South Africa when I was ten, and I finished my schooling and undergraduate degree there. I had the travel bug pretty badly, and began applying for every overseas scholarship I could find. Edinburgh, Scotland, seemed like a really romantic place to do my Master’s in literature, but I hadn’t realized I’d be so cold there that I’d have to sleep in a woolly hat. I returned to South Africa to take up my first job as staff writer on a national women’s magazine. I thought the glamour would make up for the laughable pay, but it didn’t, so I tried my luck first as an English lecturer, then as a public relations manager. I came to America with my husband (then boyfriend) to study at Penn State, where I got my MFA. We liked it so much in the US that we stayed on, and now here I am in Connecticut in a fixer-upper of a house from the sixties, spotting deer and woodpeckers from the window. One day that damn woodpecker is going to peck right through some vital piece of rotten timber, and the whole place will come tumbling down around our ears! Oh, and I forgot to mention—I’m finally doing what I said I’d do when I was five years old. I’m writing books.

RULES:
I HAVE 5 COPIES TO GIVE AWAY
U.S. AND CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY
NO P.O. BOX, PLEASE
INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN YOUR COMMENT

HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY: COMMENT BELOW BY GOING TO AUTHOR ELISE CHIDLEY'S WEBSITE HERE AND THEN NAME SOMETHING ELSE SHE HAS WRITTEN

+1 ENTRY: COMMENT BELOW ABOUT IF YOU FOLLOW MY BLOG AND WHERE OR HOW

ALL ENTRIES ARE DUE BY
6 PM, EST, AUGUST 30

109 comments:

holdenj said...

Looks like another great giveaway!

I went to her website and saw that she's going to be a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms.

JHolden955 (at) gmail (dot) com

holdenj said...

And yes, I follow as well. Through Google. (is that what you mean by where?!)

JHolden955 (at) gmail (dot) com

Thanks.

throuthehaze said...

she wrote The Wrong Sort of Wife?
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

throuthehaze said...

I follow on blogger
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Bingo said...

Yes, by "where or how" I guess I just mean is it google or friend connect or whatever people use as it is all techno to me..thanks for being first...I thought I was the only one up all night...welcome!

nfmgirl said...

She is soon to release Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

nfmgirl said...

I follow via Google friend connect

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

trishalynn0708 said...

She write The Wrong Sort of Wife?

I am a follower from your sidebar on your google reader..

lovestoread0708(at)yahoo.com

Pam said...

This is her first novel but she's contributed to Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms.

melacan at hotmail dot com

Pam said...

I follow you through google.

melacan at hotmail dot com

Debbie F said...

She wrote The Wrong Sort of Wife.

Thanks!
dcf_beth at verizon dot net

Debbie F said...

I follow - google reader

dcf_beth at verizon dot net

tawnda said...

she wrote several short stories, but this is her debut novel... and it sounds great!

tawnda said...

I'm a rss subscriber and blogger follower

Beth said...

This looks fun! She also wrote The Wrong Sort of Wife?

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Beth said...

I'm a follower.

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

traveler said...

Thanks for this lovely giveaway. One of her books is The Wrong sort of Wife. Great website and books. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

CrystalGB said...

She wrote The Wrong Sort of Wife?

Crystal816{at}hotmail{dot}com

CrystalGB said...

I am follower through google.

Crystal816{at}hotmail{dot}com

Anonymous said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Hi Karen! I'm really curious what happens, LOVE your review and would enjoy reading this one :)
I went to her site and learned she has already written short stories as well & will be contributing to Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms.

Anonymous said...

Mary
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Karen, I kinda 'follow' by just dropping by, but I'd like to subscribe via email if that's available? I am such a dinosaur with all the new stuff and don't know what half of it means lol
So can you sign me up if that's possible? Or do I have to go thru feedburner or something (God, I feel like such a dummy LOL)
So anyway, I DO want to follow/subscribe but I'm not sure how to go about it~ ????

scottsgal said...

This is her first novel but she contributed to Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms

msboatgal at aol.com

scottsgal said...

already a follower

msboatgal at aol.com

elaing8 said...

Please enter me in the giveaway

i went to her site,she wrote The Wrong Sort of Wife?

elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

elaing8 said...

I'm a follower through google friend connect
elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

chey said...

Sounds like a fantastic book!
chey127 at hotmail dot com

Sue said...

Contributor to the Chicken Soup for the Soul - Power Moms. This looks so fun! Thanks for the giveaway~

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

Sara said...

No need to enter me for this individual book, I read it, and it was excellent.

Janel said...

I found that Elise used to be a journalist and had the joy (just kidding) of writing about hospital information systems and diseases.

jgbeads(at)gmail(dot)com

Janel said...

I am a follower :)

jgbeads(at)gmail(dot)com

DarcyO said...

She also wrote The Wrong Sort of Wife?

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

DarcyO said...

I follow with Google Friend Connect.

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

Beverly said...

I follow via google reader

beachlover20855[AT]yahoo[DOT]com

I Heart Book Gossip said...

Great giveaway.

She is a writer for Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms.

cindc725 at gmail dot com

I Heart Book Gossip said...

I am a follower. Google.

cindyc725 at gmail dot com

Marjorie said...

I am a follower by google, and I would love to win this great book.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Beth said...

She has written for the book Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

ChristyJan said...

Elise also wrote The Wrong Sort of Wife?

hawkes(at)citlink.net

ChristyJan said...

I follow through google

hawkes(at)citlink.net

heatherzilla said...

In South Africa she wrote short stories. After moving to the US, she became journalist. YOUR ROOTS ARE SHOWING is her first novel. She is also going to be a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms.
heatherzilla(at)care2(dot)com

Amy said...

Elise Chidley has also written "The Wrong Sort of Wife".

Amy
Aimala127@gmail.com

Amy said...

I follow your blog on blogger dashboard and Google reader =o)

Amy
Aimala127@gmail.com

Wanda said...

The Wrong Sort of Wife.

wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

Marjorie said...

Co-wrote Wendy Walker.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

etirv said...

She was a contributing writer for the book: Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms: 101 Stories Celebrating the Power of Choice for Stay at Home and Work from Home Moms.

delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

etirv said...

I subscribe and follow you on google reader and google friends connect!

delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

Misusedinnocence said...

The Wrong Sort of Wife.

misusedinnocence@aol.com

Misusedinnocence said...

I follow on blogger. :)

misusedinnocence@aol.com

Victoria said...

She wrote The Wrong Sort of Wife. Going to have to check it out!

Thank you!
victoriah40@yahoo.com

Esme said...

The wrong sort of wife-that sounds good too

chocolateandcroissants at yahoo dot com

Esme said...

I follow

chocolateandcroissants at yahoo dot com

Patricia said...

She wrote: "The Wrong Sort of Wife?".

Please enter me in the giveaway.

pboylecharley (at) hotmail (dot) com

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Please count me in!

She's also the author of The Wrong Sort of Wife, looks interesting as well.

Dottie :)

gymmom_027@yahoo.com

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

I'm a blog follower through google.

Dottie :)

gymmom_027@yahoo.com

Debs Desk said...

She wrote The Wrong Sory of Wife. Please include me in your giveaway.

I am a follower.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9(at)verizon.net

Jenny N. said...

I went Elise's website and she is a contributer of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms.

I also follow you through google reader.

jen4777[at]hotmail.com

Valorie said...

She is going to be in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms.

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Valorie said...

I follow through Google Connect.

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

catss99 said...

She was a journalist and now she is going to write for chicken soup for the soul: power moms

amanda
catss99@yahoo.com

catss99 said...

I follow through google
amanda
catss99@yahoo.com

Marie said...

She was a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms which sounds great!

marielay@gmail.com

Marie said...

I follow (through Google).

marielay@gmail.com

Mariee said...

She wrote The Wrong Sort of Wife?

I follow with Google Reader.

marieimy (at) gmail (dot) com

M. said...

I learned of this book when the Rita nominees were first announced and have had it on my TBR ever since! The story and voice sound great and I think the cover is beautiful.

mayamissani AT yahoo DOT ca

M. said...

I also follow on blogger.

Happy early August!

mayamissani AT yahoo DOT ca

Madeleine said...

I am a follower


madeleine444[at]gmail[dot]com

Madeleine said...

I would very much like to win a copy of this book

Rebecca N. said...

Elise has contributed to Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms.

Rebecca N. said...

I follow through Blogger, Google Friend Connect and I subscribe via Google Reader

CherylS22 said...

She is a contributor to "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms". "Your Roots are Showing" is her first novel.

Thanks ~ megalon22{at}yahoo{dot}com

CherylS22 said...

I follow via Google Reader

megalon22{at}yahoo{dot}com

Elle said...

This book looks interesting.
She wrote The Wrong Sort of Wife?

lafilledreaming at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book...
Please enter me.
RJB
loki304[at]tds[dot]net

Dina said...

Coming soon: Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms: 101 Stories Celebrating the Power of Choice for Stay at Home and Work from Home Moms by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Wendy Walker with contributions by Elise Chidley.

Dina said...

Following on Blogger.

Anonymous said...

She's a contributor to Power Moms, a book in the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series.

I love that series. I was a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Sister's Soul.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Please count me in....

"The Wrong Sort of Wife" was also written by this author.

karen k
kmkuka(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I'm a follower :)


karen k
kmkuka(at)yahoo(dot)com

ccqdesigns said...

She also wrote The Wrong Sort of Wife.

rebecca[dot]cox[at]charter[dot]net

ccqdesigns said...

I subscribe to your blog via google reader.

rebecca[dot]cox[at]charter[dot]net

Lee P said...

This looks like a fun book to read! Elise also wrote The Wrong Sort of Wife. Thanks for this giveaway and please count me in.

chinook92(at)gmail(dot)com

Lee P said...

I follow your blog via Google Reader.

chinook92(at)gmail(dot)comb

Victoria said...

I also follow your blog weekly!

Thank you!

victoriah40@yahoo.com

starryann said...

chicken soup power moms is one she has worked on.

starryann2000@yahoo.com

kalea_kane said...

Elise Chidley also wrote The Wrong Sort of Wife? Now there is a title that makes you want to know more! Please include me in your giveaway.

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

kalea_kane said...

I follow your blog via Google Friend connect. :)

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

marimasiel said...

It seems that this is her first book, and that it has been printed with a different name as well "The Wrong Sort of Wife?" but she contributed to Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms: 101 Stories Celebrating the Power of Choice for Stay at Home Moms.

Marimasiel@aim.com

cheryl c said...

She is contributing to the book Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms.

castings[at]mindspring[dot]com

cheryl c said...

I follow through Google.

castings[at]mindspring[dot]com

NatalieA said...

She helped contribute to Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms! Looks like a good book! Thanks!
coolnatty12@yahoo.com

NatalieA said...

I follow by Google friend connect! Thanks!
coolnatty12@yahoo.com

Kim said...

this: Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms

Kim said...

blogger follower

Bev said...

Ok - I'm confused, Elise wrote the Wrong Sort of Wife in the UK? but here in the states it's Your Roots are showing but does it also go by The Ugly Sister Syndrome, or is that another book? Then there's a german book as well, Amazon has that one on Elise's author page.

It sounds like a fun story though-I'm always hitting the wrong key on my computer - sending off emails in all directions or think I have LOL

BevE
merryweatherbookblog@gmail.com

gaby317 said...

This sounds like such a fun read!

I've made that mistake with email too many times - and can completely sympathize!

thanks so much

gaby317nyc at gmail dot com

gaby317 said...

i follow through googlereader and blogger

gaby317nyc at gmail dot com

Kira R. said...

Elise contributed to Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms.

kirar59(AT)yahoo(DOT)ca

Kira R. said...

I follow through Google Friend Connect.

kirar59(AT)yahoo(DOT)ca

Kristi said...

This is her first novel, but it is also known as The Wrong Sort of Wife?

She has contributed to Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms which is coming out soon.

kherbrand at comcast dot net

Kristi said...

I follow through feed demon.

kherbrand at comcast dot net

Park Avenue Princess said...

Hello Bingo...I wen to her site to find out that she is contributing to a new book coming out called "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms"

Amy (Park-Avenue Princess)

IAmHiMaintenance at aol dot com

booksrmysoul said...

Blair W
blairwlewis@gmail.com

She has also written The Wrong Sort of Wife.

booksrmysoul said...

Blair W
blairwlewis@gmail.com

I do follow your blog all the time

Anonymous said...

Shawna Lewis
weloveourdogs@juno.com

She has won WOW like tons of awards cool!!!
She wrote The Wrong Sort of wife

Anonymous said...

Shawna Lewis
weloveourdogs@juno.com

I follow your blog A-LOT!!!!

RAnn said...

She was a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul: POwer Moms (which I reviewed) ruthjoecataoldotcom

RAnn said...

I'm a follower, I read you on my google reader

Nancye said...

She also wrote The Wrong Kind of Wife


nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye said...

I follow via Google reader


nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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