Tuesday, March 23, 2010

THE WILD ZONE: PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED
THE WILD ZONE

BY JOY FIELDING

ABOUT THE BOOK:

From New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author Joy Fielding comes a pulse-racing story of a harmless bet gone deadly wrong.

This is how it starts. With a joke.

Two brothers - Will and Jeff - and their friend Tom are out one night at their favorite South Beach bar when they decide to make a bet on who can be the first to seduce a mysterious-looking young woman drinking by herself. Pretty, dark-haired, blue-eyed Suzy has an innocent - almost ordinary - girl-next-door way about her. "Just waiting for Prince Charming to hit on her," Jeff says.

But Suzy isn't as naive as she seems. And she has an agenda of her own. Soon another challenge is born, only this one proves to be lethal.

Dark secrets, hidden passions and a story filled with intrigue, The Wild Zone will keep you in suspense until the very last page is turned.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Joy Fielding is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Still Life, Charley's Web, Heartstopper, See Jane Run, and other acclaimed novels. She divides her time between Toronto and Palm Beach, Florida. Visit her website at www.JoyFielding.com.

Here is a copy of Joy Fielding's Self-Portrait

YOU CAN READ MY RECENT INTERVIEW WITH JOY HERE.

FROM THE SIMON & SCHUSTER WEBSITE, HERE ARE SOME "AUTHOR REVEALED" QUESTIONS ABOUT JOY FIELDING.
Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
A. happy, fulfilling, interesting, hectic, loving, daughter-centric, amazing.
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Be kind.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Perfect happiness is knowing that everyone I love is healthy, safe, and content.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. Exactly where I am at the moment - Palm Beach, Florida. Although Paris is always a close second.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. No one really. I've always been hopelessly stuck in the present.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. My husband.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. Give me a break. Assorted swear words.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. That I didn't get more time with my mother, that I'm not always as kind or patient as I should be.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. I'd love to be able to really sing. I'd also have loved to be a great ballet dancer.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. My 35 year marriage, my two daughters, and my 21 books.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. I have very limited patience and I'm very quick-tempered.
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. I'm very generous and loyal. And funny.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. I'm very happy being me, although sometimes I'd love to be a bird so that I could fly.
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. I always say what's on my mind. No need to second guess with me..
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Nathan Zuckerman.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. Golda Meir. I'd ask her if she could see any way out of the mess in the Mideast.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Bad weather.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Playing golf.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Golf pro, ballet dancer, singer.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Kindness, intelligence, sense of humor.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Birthday cake
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. "I would give thing I own; Yesterday, when I was Young; If you go away; Non, Je ne regret de rien; Little Girl Blue
GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO DAVID AND THE FINE PEOPLE
AT SIMON AND SCHUSTER PUBLISHING,
I HAVE TEN COPIES OF THIS THRILLING
BOOK TO GIVE AWAY. HERE IS WHAT
YOU NEED TO DO TO WIN A COPY!



--U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES
---INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
IN CASE YOU WIN!
--ALL COMMENTS MUST BE SEPARATE TO
COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE!


HOW TO ENTER:
NOTE: One comment recently said "Here we go again having to jump through hoops to comment". I could easily put the same ways to enter like many blogs do. I myself, get tired of the same ways of entering but do it to get a chance to win. I hope most of you enjoy my silly "scavenger hunting" type questions. I do it for fun and also so you can find out more about the books and authors. I apologize to those of you who find it tedious.

+1 ENTRY: GO TO JOY FIELDING'S WEBSITE HERE AND FIND THE SAMPLE CHAPTER FOR THE WILD ZONE. READ UNTIL YOU CAN COME BACK AND TELL ME ONE SIMPLE FACT FROM THE CHAPTER. ONLY RESTRICTION IS THAT YOU DON'T USE THE COMMENT OF THE PERSON WHO COMMENTED BEFORE YOU ...BE A SPORT AND FIND YOUR OWN FACT, PLEASE?

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON ANY ONE OF JOY FIELDING'S "AUTHOR REVEALED" QUESTIONS ABOVE AND HOW YOU MIGHT ANSWER THAT SAME QUESTION

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND LEAVE A LINK I CAN FOLLOW IN THE ENTRY

+1 MORE ENTRY: TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND COMMENT WITH A LINK. YOU MAY DO THIS AS OFTEN AS YOU LIKE, HOWEVER, YOU MUST COMMENT WITH THE LINK EACH TIME YOU TWEET!

BONUS ENTRIES COMING: WATCH FOR MY REVIEW OF THE WILD ZONE AND BONUS ENTRIES TO GAIN MORE CHANCES TO WIN

GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, APRIL 3

40 comments:

traveler said...

The historical person whom Joy Fielding would like to meet was Golda Meir and I enjoyed learning that since she was a great leader. She would be my choice as well. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I enjoyed reading the sample chapter which was entertaining. The introduction joke was excellent and I had never heard it so it was interesting. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

scottsgal said...

My biggest pet peeve is bad drivers
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scottsgal said...

The Wild Zone is located on Ocean Drive
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Diane said...

"The third man's laughter was more restrained...".

I love Joy Fielding's books and would love to win a copy; great interview Q/A's as well. Thanks Karen

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Margie said...

The Wild Zone Bar has seating for 40 people, and room for 30 at the bar.
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Margie said...

What trait is most noticeable about you? The author said she always says what's on her mind, which is good. My trait would be to always try not to hurt anyone's feelings, so I may not always say what's on my mind!
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Jane said...

Jeff is the oldest of the three men at thirty two.

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Jane said...

I would love to be in Hawaii right now.

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Linda Kish said...

My fantasy profession..race car driver

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Linda Kish said...

The Wild zone is the name of the bar

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DarcyO said...

Kristin made as much as $300 a night in tips.

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DarcyO said...

I don't like bad weather either. Can't complain about today, though, it's gorgeous!

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Lisa R said...

The woman's name at the end of the bar is Suzy.
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Lisa R said...

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Lisa R said...

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Playing golf.

My piling up and reading a good book

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Marilu said...

I LOVE Joy Fielding. I own all of her previous books but 3. I have not been able to find them as they are out of print!
I wish I could enter, but since I am in Canada I can't! I wonder why they won't ship to Canada, seeing as she is a Canadian author??
Good Luck to those that enter!

Isi and Jas' mom said...

The guys think that a pomegranate martini is going to be "revolting" lol. It sounds good to me!
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Colleen Turner said...

Reading the sample chapter, I had to laugh when the question of what wish you would ask for from a genie is asked and they start a conversation about "male size"! Such a typical male wish, and anyone who has gone out drinking with boys before has heard it!
Thanks,
Colleen
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Colleen Turner said...

I enjoyed the author Q&A and found it interesting she would have liked to be able to sing or dance ballet.
Thanks,
Colleen
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g.g. said...

Kristin had on a short black skirt in the sample chapter

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g.g. said...

My favorite fictional character is Scarlett O'Hara

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Glenn said...

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be? Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks in Wyoming with my wife.

Thanks for the giveaway.

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Anonymous said...

You must be a teacher....making your readers think, and making things fun. Intersting that Joy would be happy eating birthday cake forever...I on the other hand...enjoy everything.
Wonder when your dog will receive the exciting phone call. mjsinger500@gmail.com

nfmgirl said...

Jeff and Tom served in Afghanistan together.

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nfmgirl said...

I, too, deem my impatience to be my biggest flaw. However I don't have a hot temper. But I am easily frustrated and want people to "get to the point" fast when talking to me.

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rubynreba said...

I enjoy the questions you ask for entries. I think it makes it more interesting! In the book Tom and Jeff had been best friends since high school and served several tours of duty in Afghanistan. Jeff had come a hero. Tom had come back disgraced.
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rubynreba said...

What is your greatest fault? Mine is also impatience!
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Falon said...

The character Jeff is 32, the oldest of three, and has a big laugh.

This book looks interesting. Would love to win it. Thanks for the chance!

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Falon said...

Like Joy I greatly dislike bad weather, but my biggest pet peeve is loud, blaring music!

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Carol M said...

I entered THE BRIDE COLLECTOR GIVEAWAY. This thriller sounds really good. He would be a new author for me too. I wasn't sure I wanted to read this book until I read your review!
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Nancye said...

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

"I'd rather have it and not need it than to need it and not have it."

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Nancye said...

Fact: The characters are in a bar and a joke was told.

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