Wednesday, June 30, 2010

BACKSEAT SAINTS AUDIO BOOK: PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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NATIONAL AUDIO BOOK MONTH GIVEAWAY
LAST AUDIO BOOK FOR THIS SPECIAL MONTH!
GIVEAWAY ENDED
BACKSEAT SAINTS

AUDIO BOOK
BY JOSHILYN JACKSON
READ BY JOSHILYN JACKSON

ABOUT THE AUDIO BOOK:

Rose Mae Lolley is a fierce and dirty girl, long-suppressed under flowery skirts and bow-trimmed ballet flats. As "Mrs. Ro Grandee" she's trapped in a marriage that's thick with love and sick with abuse. Her true self has been bound in the chains of marital bliss in rural Texas, letting "Ro" make eggs, iron shirts, and take her punches. She seems doomed to spend the rest of her life battered outside by her husband and inside by her former self, until fate throws her in the path of an airport gypsy---one who shares her past and knows her future. The tarot cards foretell that Rose's beautiful, abusive husband is going to kill her. Unless she kills him first. Hot-blooded Rose Mae escapes from under Ro's perky compliance and emerges with a gun and a plan to beat the hand she's been dealt. Following messages that her long-missing mother has left hidden for her in graffiti and behind paintings, Rose and her dog Gretel set out from Amarillo, TX back to her hometown of Fruiton, AL, and then on to California, unearthing a host of family secrets as she goes. Running for her life, she realizes that she must face her past in order to overcome her fate---death by marriage---and become a girl who is strong enough to save herself from the one who loves her best. BACKSEAT SAINTS will dazzle readers with a fresh and heartwrenching portrayal of the lengths a mother will go to right the wrongs she's created, and how far a daughter will go to escape the demands of forgiveness. With the seed of a minor character from her popular best-seller, GODS IN ALABAMA, Jackson has built a whole new story full of her trademark sly wit, endearingly off-kilter characters, and utterly riveting plot twists.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

I'm a thirty-something mother of two who lives in semi-rural Georgia. I have two kids, my son Sam, and my daughter, Maisy. I think of myself as a stay-at-home-mom who writes. I've always written. My parents have books I wrote and self-published using the "crayola-and-stapler" method. I've always made time for it and I married a man who took my writing seriously enough to treat my time like it was valuable even though I was "just a housewife." That's a rare man, but it took me awhile to see it; we were best friends for seven years before I noticed what a catch he was. So writing, wifing, mothering, that's my real life and it feels very natural to me to be doing all these things.

Publishing, however, is quite a different story. Going to New York, book tours, seeing my words in print with gorgeous covers in my local book store....all that seems as fictional to me as anything I make up in my novels. I always have this faint tinge of surprise when I realize my friend Caryn, who calls me to talk books and ask for my pages and gives me invaluable feedback for revisions, is actually my editor who holds an actual book contract with my name on it in actual New York City. Weird.

I'm very involved with my church, Powder Springs First United Methodist, and I am on the school council my son's elementary school. I like to bake and a bread machine is the top of my Christmas list. I think these things might surprise people who have read my novels. My books are funny and have, I think, a very positive world view at the bottom of them, but the humor is often dark and I tend to have some violent undercurrents. After Gods in Alabama came out, I got a little bit of a "What's a nice girl like you doing with a book like this?" reaction. I think that edge in my stories comes from the way I read — I am hugely eclectic and so my influences are very scattered.

While my favorite writers will probably always be Harper Lee and Flannery O'Connor and I am devoted to the work of contemporary southern novelists like Sonny Brewer and Mindy Friddle, I also love manly gunplay writers like Dennis LeHane, Michael Connelly, and Lee Child. Probably my favorite new writer is Cornelia Read. As a child I was utterly devoted to pulp: Edgar Rice Burroughs and all the Conan the Barbarian books were mixed in with my Roald Dahl and Frances Hodgson Burnett.

If you would like to find out more about this fascinating author visit: http://joshilynjackson.com and her blog: http://joshilynjackson.com/mt


GIVEAWAY
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THANKS TO ANNA AND THE
HACHETTE BOOK GROUP, I HAVE
THREE COPIES OF THIS EXCITING
AUDIO BOOK TO GIVE AWAY!



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COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE!

HOW TO ENTER

+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FOUND INTERESTING ABOUT AUTHOR JOSHILYN JACKSON OR HER WORK BY GOING TO HER WEBSITE HERE.

+1 MORE ENTRY:
BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND THEN COME BACK AND LEAVE A LINK

+1 MORE ENTRY:
COMMENT ON ONE OTHER CURRENT GIVEAWAY OF MINE YOU ARE CURRENTLY TRYING TO WIN. ONLY ONE OTHER GIVEAWAY THIS TIME PLEASE

GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, JULY 16!


GOOD LUCK!

46 comments:

Tina said...

I love the fact that she is able to bring characters forward from one book to another. I loved her previous one and would really like to have this one.

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Tina said...

You're in my blog's giveaway sidebar at http://tutus2cents.blogspot.com

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Tina said...

I'm also trying to win LowCountry - love books set in the south.

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Tore said...

The book sounds very interesting. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

traveler said...

This would be a wonderful summer book for me and my first by this author. Thanks for this chance. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I entered Supreme Justice. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

grannyvon said...

She wrote a short story about ten years before gods in Alabama. She mentioned Arleeen Fleet the main character in the novel was mentioned in less than ten lines in the short story. I think its neet that she came up again in her novel. Thanks for the entry. ybutler@oppcatv.com

grannyvon said...

I also entered the Supreme Justice giveaway. I knew when I read the title before reading anything else that I would want it. Thanks for the extra chance to win. ybutler@oppcatv.com

Colleen Turner said...

I also entered the Passage giveaway....I hope I win!!!
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Colleen Turner said...

I learned from the author's website that her first novel, gods in Alabama, won SIBA's 2005 Novel of the year Award and was a #1 BookSense pick. I haven't read that book yet but after reviewing the website will have to pick it up!
Thanks,
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Erika Lynn said...

I tweeted
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Erika Lynn said...

I love her name. It is so interesting and original

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Erika Lynn said...

I entered the Rita award winners


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Denny, Alaska said...

Anyone who has a cat named "Franz Schubert" is alright in my book! Thanks for entering my name in your giveaway.

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Denny, Alaska said...

+1 I am also entered to win your giveaway of "Swan Thieves." Thank you.

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Benita said...

I found out Joshilyn Jackson was born by the sugar white beaches of Florida’s Redneck Riviera and raised by a tribe of wild fundamentalists who taught her to be virtuous and upright.

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Benita said...

I entered Supreme Justice.

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Steve Capell said...

I found out that her debut, Gods in Alabama, won SIBA's 2005 Novel of the year Award and was a #1 BookSense pick. Jackson won Georgia Author of the Year for her second novel, Between, Georgia, which also a #1 BookSense pick, making Jackson the first author in BookSense history to receive #1 status in back to back years. That is amazing!

Thanks you so much for hosting this giveaway.

steven(dot)capell(at)gmail(dot)com

Nan said...

I've got my fingers crossed to win The Passage!

vtgoat[at]gmail[dot]com

Nan said...

The author has had some bad luck with tadpoles!

Please enter me in the giveaway.

vtgoat[at]gmail[dot]com

DarcyO said...

I learned that Jackson has been an actor and a teacher.

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

DarcyO said...

I entered the contest for The Passage.

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

409cope said...

I entered The Prince and The Mist giveaway.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

I like the link between the two books and I would love to see where her journey takes her.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

g.g. said...

I didn't know she wrote Gods in Alabama...I love that book

anjamie4 AT gmail DOT com

Sue said...

I love her daughter's name -- Maisy Jane. How cute is that! Thanks for the giveaway.

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

LAMusing said...

It's interesting she worked as an actress and wrote plays before writing a novel. I imagine the acting work helps her write authentic sounding dialogue.

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LAMusing said...

I'm also trying to win The Eyes of Willie McGee. And I'm not even from the south :)

adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

DarcyO said...

+5 entries FB Fan Loyalty Pays!

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CherylS22 said...

Ms. Jackson's book "The Girl Who Stopped Swimming" has been shortlisted for the Townsend Prize for Fiction.
Thanks for the giveaway ~
megalon22 at yahoo dot com

CherylS22 said...

Entered "The Barbary Pirates" giveaway
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Christine H said...

Well I found it all interesting but I love animals and love people who do too. this is her animal crew: They share space with Bagel the hound dog, Boggart Cat, and a twenty-three-pound, one-eyed Maine Coon cat named Franz Schubert. There's alot more outside pets too but to many to list. chirth7@yahoo.com

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Shirley said...

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