Tuesday, September 29, 2009

CHOSEN BY DESIRE: PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED
CHOSEN BY DESIRE

BY KATE PERRY

ABOUT THE BOOK:

It's down to the wire and Carrie Woods is leaving China without the proof she needs for her thesis: Wei Lin's journal. While on a final tour of the monastery, Carrie finally locates the scrolls and attempts to photograph the documents. Caught in a sticky situation, Carrie takes the scrolls, only to notice a mysterious monk watching her--the same monk that she's seen each time she's taken a tour. Unable to return the scrolls, she travels back to California and isn't too thrilled when she notices the monk at the airport.

Maximillian Prescott first came to the monastery as an orphaned teenager when he inherited the Book of Metal from a distant uncle he hardly knew. After spotting a woman stealing from the monastery, he follows her to get back the documents he knows she's stolen. Max is further intrigued when he finds out that the chatty woman is friends with his archrival, Rhys Llewellyn, and he will stop at nothing to get back everything he's lost.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

As a little girl, Kate dreamt of many things. Like becoming a ninja. Dressing up in black and carrying a big sword? Seemed like a no brainer.

However, Fate had other plans for her, and she studied Kung Fu San Soo instead. A seventh degree black belt, Kate now has more weapons than she ever imagined-including several swords.

She lives in San Francisco with her love, Nate. Voted by her friends as the woman they'd most want to stroll with down a dark alley, Kate's as likely to be spotted at the opera as she is doing tai chi in Golden Gate Park. Usually wearing black-in both cases.


For more info on Kate, check out http://www.kateperry.com.


GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO ANNA AND THE
HACHETTE BOOK GROUP,
I HAVE 5 COPIES TO GIVE AWAY

RULES:
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+1 MORE ENTRY: READ MY REVIEW OF THIS BOOK WHEN IT IS POSTED AND YOU CAN LINK BACK HERE TO ANSWER THE QUESTION I WILL ASK AND GET AN EXTRA ENTRY

ALL ENTRIES ARE DUE BY
6 PM, EST, OCTOBER 18

39 comments:

holdenj said...

I like that Kate ate over 26 cupcakes during the writing of her novel! Plus, it looks like a great premise--and fun.
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Bethie said...

Please enter me. Thanks for the chance.

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Valorie said...

I think it's awesome that Tori Amos is included on the playlist.

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Valorie said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/morbidromantic/statuses/4487861380.

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throuthehaze said...

I like that Damien Rice is on the playlist (love him!)
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Beth (BBRB) said...

I love that she reported that 26.5 cupcakes were consumed during the writing of the book! :)

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rubynreba said...

Originally the first part of the book was set in Shanghai.
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chey said...

I like that 112 buses were ridden during the making of Chosen by Desire.

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elaing8 said...

please enter me in the giveaway

Cool how Nickelback and Seether are part of the books playlist.
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Tea said...

I'm glad zero goldfish died. My goldfish always dies pretty quickly. This is a lucky sign for Chosen by Desire.

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tea said...

I have blogged about your giveaway on my blog. I would love to read this one.

http://readwithtea.blogspot.com/2009/09/chosen-by-desire-by-kate-perry.html

CrystalGB said...

I liked how she took a sword to the beach and used it to do her kung fu form.

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Susie said...

I twittered! www.twitter.com/suebell

Susie said...

I like that she used the lower belts in her kung fu class as dummies sparring partners to choreograph the fight scenes!

Debbie F said...

Fun fact: The playlist for Chosen by Desire included Damien Rice, Seether, Tori Amos, and Nickelback. With some Fall Out Boy thrown in.
Cool!
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Anonymous said...

I loved that Kate watched Pride and Prejudice while writing this book...Please count me in.

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RachieG said...

I love that the author ate 26 cupcakes and was able to count them. :) It's a huge feat to write a book and I'm sure every single sprinkle was needed. :) Thanks for counting me in!

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Mariela said...

I find it interesting that she kept count of how many buses she road, and how many cupcakes she ate.

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Anonymous said...

I find it interesting that originally the first part of the book was set in Shanghai.


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tawnda said...

...anyone else wonder what happened to the other half cupcake?? ;-)

tawnda said...

;-) she also like vampire books...

rubynreba said...

One of her wishes is that she could be a backup singer for a band! I was surprised to read this.
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elaing8 said...

Bonus entry
+1 I learned she has a 7th degree black belt
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holdenj said...

I think it's pretty funny that she's a freak magnet.
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マリアンナ said...

Darcy does need a sword, lol.


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Martha Lawson said...

I liked that she took the sword to the beach and got weird looks!! I bet! The book looks really good. Plese count me in.

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Martha Lawson said...

I'm a follower

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CherylS22 said...

Kate watched Pride and Prejudice (the Keira Knightly version) five times as she wrote Chosen by Desire!

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CherylS22 said...

In the interview, I learned that Kate is a kung fu master - I just thought she liked swords!
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Jaime said...

pleased to know that 0 goldfish were hurt.
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Meljprincess said...

I'm curious about the aerial dancing. What is aerial dancing? I'd love to read about Carrie's stunt on the scarf.

Mel K.
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Luvdaylilies said...

I was so pleased to learn that no Goldfish were harmed, LOL=)

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Joni said...

I was pleased that no goldfish were harmed!

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catss99 said...

The playlist for Chosen by Desire included Damien Rice, Seether, Tori Amos, and Nickelback. With some Fall Out Boy thrown in.

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Leslie said...

The fun fact I liked was that 26.5 cupcakes were consumed while writing Chosen By Desire. I'm wondering what happened to that 1/2 of a cupcake. :)

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Leslie said...

One thing I learned after reading Kate Perry's interview is that when she begins to write a novel she starts with the character (heroine) and then has that character define the conflict and plot, building the story around her. I thought that was interesting since I would think the plot would come first.

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jellybelly82158 said...

I like the fact that she is a 7th degree black belt.
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Nancye said...

I think it is neat that "originally, the first part of the book was set in Shanghai." Since China is where my daughter was born, I am intrigued by all things related to China.

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