Monday, March 21, 2011

HARVEST MOON: ANOTHER ROBYN CARR VIRGIN RIVER NOVEL GIVEAWAY

 GIVEAWAY ENDED
HARVEST MOON
A Virgin River Novel
BY ROBYN CARR

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Rising sous-chef Kelly Matlock's sudden collapse at work is a wake-up call. Disillusioned and burned out, she's retreated to her sister Jillian's house in Virgin River to rest and reevaluate.

Puttering in Jill's garden and cooking with her heirloom vegetables is wonderful, but Virgin River is a far cry from San Francisco. Kelly's starting to feel a little too unmotivated…until she meets Lief Holbrook. The handsome widower looks more like a lumberjack than a sophisticated screenwriter—a combination Kelly finds irresistible. But less appealing is Lief's rebellious stepdaughter, Courtney. She's the reason they moved from L.A., but Courtney's finding plenty of trouble even in Virgin River.

Kelly's never fallen for a guy with such serious baggage, but some things are worth fighting for. Besides, a bratty teenager can't be any worse than a histrionic chef…right?

To read an excerpt from HARVEST MOON, go HERE

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
After more than 20 years penning screenplays, historical romances and even a psychological thriller, New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr found her genre — some would say her calling — writing a particular kind of women’s fiction.

“I was always meant to write about women,” Robyn says, “women who were tougher than the women of their time, smarter and more courageous ... characters who would never trade places with anyone.”
That’s the impetus behind her Virgin River series for MIRA Books. Set in a small town (pop. 600) of retired marines and the independent women they love and against a backdrop of northern California redwoods, the Virgin River books are inspiration for those who, like Robyn, believe in the power of healthy, positive relationships.

“It’s a nice way to live ... and love,” she quips.

Industry opinion-makers, readers and Carr’s fellow authors seem to agree. The American Library Association’s Booklist magazine named the series debut book, Virgin River, one of 2007’s Top Ten Romances, and New York Times bestselling author Clive Cussler declared it: “A thrilling debut of a series that promises much to come.”

The series has also drawn a community of loyal readers, with Virgin River fans creating a virtual Jack’s Bar (a nod to the family establishment of the same name that doubles as the center of Virgin River’s social scene in the series) at www.RobynCarr.com. There readers swap stories, visit weekly with Robyn and dish about the goings on in Virgin River.

Their favorite topic of conversation?

“Who would play Jack in a movie,” says Robyn, with a laugh, noting all the men in her life think they’re Jack Sheridan, the man behind Jack’s Bar—especially her husband, an Air Force pilot-turned-airline executive.

As for Robyn, writing about women who would marry a marine or veteran comes naturally. She was a military wife herself. In fact, she started reading romances as a young mom-to-be confined to her bed on a Florida air force base. After the children were born, she simply plunked Jamie and Brian in a stroller and headed to the local bookstore. Eventually, she quietly bought a notebook and some pens and sat down at the dining room table and tried to write a book of her own.

“The notebook grew and grew,” she recalls. “Finally, I had to admit what I was doing so Jim would buy me a typewriter.”

By then, six months had passed and Robyn was hooked on the writing process.
Robyn says her first book remains buried—“and will never be seen by human eyes.”

But her third novel, Chelynne, sold, as did eventually her second.

In 2011 Robyn’s publishing schedule includes a new Virgin River trilogy—Promise Canyon (January), Wild Man Creek (February) and Harvest Moon (March), and a Virgin River holiday gift hardcover to be published in October. In January Robyn and her Virgin River series were highlighted in a USA Today feature that explored the popularity of military-themed books and TV series.

Robyn and her husband, Jim, make their home in Las Vegas. She makes the occasional foray into Humboldt County in nearby California, where the Virgin River series is set. She enjoys interacting with her readers via Facebook and her free Robyn Carr mobile phone app.

GIVEAWAY
I HAVE ONE NEW HARD BACK
COPY OF HARVEST MOON
 MYSELF TO GIVE AWAY 
TO A LUCKY READER
 
--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:

+1 ENTRY:
COMMENT ON SOMETHING INTERESTING THAT YOU READ ABOVE AND/OR HEARD ON THE VIDEO. THEN SIMPLY TELL ME YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS AND WHY YOU WOULD LIKE A CHANCE TO WIN THIS BOOK

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND COME BACK AND LEAVE A LINK THAT I CAN FOLLOW 

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FIND INTERESTING WHEN VISITING ROBYN CARR'S WEBSITE HERE. YOU MAY WANT TO COMMENT ON A ONE OF HER BOOKS YOU HAVE READ OR WOULD LIKE TO READ
 
+1 (or +3) MORE ENTRIES: COMMENT IF YOU HAVE ENTERED ANY OF THE FOLLOWING CURRENT GIVEAWAYS THAT HAVE LOW ENTRIES SO YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING ARE BETTER. COMMENT SEPARATELY FOR EACH ONE YOU HAVE ENTERED IN ORDER TO GET MORE ENTRIES: THE NEW COOL AND/OR A LONELY DEATH AND/OR MISS SCARLET'S SCHOOL OF PATTERNLESS SEWING

GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, APRIL 4!
 GOOD LUCK! 

79 comments:

Lisa R/alterlisa said...

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Enamored Soul said...

This books seems like it'd be a wonderful read - full of warmth and love. Also, I love how Robyn Carr describes the characters of her novels as "...characters who would never trade places with anyone."

Also,her description of "Virgin River", in the Northern California woods happens to match the description of a place called "Russian River", which happens to be my most favorite place on the face of this planet. Which is all the more reason why I'd love to read this book!

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rbooth43 said...

I love Robyn Carr mysteries especially the Virgin River series. I feel like I know all the characters personally! I would love to win Harvest Moon!
Thanks!
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Enamored Soul said...

I tweeted about the giveaway

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Enamored Soul said...

On the author's website, I learned how it was that Robyn Carr, an Air-force wife took her love of reading, and turned it into a career of writing. How she would take her kids, put them in strollers, and walk to the library - now that's a love of literature. Robyn Carr jokes about who it is that would play "Jack", the character based on her own husband, in a movie -- and it makes me wonder who she would really pick, if given the chance.

I especially love the "Preacher's Recipe" section under Jack's Bar - I think I might just try my hand at that banana bread - YUM!!! :)

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Enamored Soul said...

I've entered your contest for the book "The New Cool" - yay for inspiring educators, and for the love of learning! :)

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Enamored Soul said...

I've entered your contest for the book "A Lonely Death" - written by the dynamic duo, mother and son, collaborating authors.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for hosting such amazing giveaways!

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debbie said...

I enjoyed the idea of getting out of the fast lane to recouperate, and finding true love. I would like to win, because it sounds like a good book.
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debbie said...

I entered the new cool giveaway.
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debbie said...

I entered a lonely death giveaway.
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mamabunny13 said...

The redwood trees in the video are so beautiful. It was sad to see the one that was cut down. The music went nicely with my coffee this morning.
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Margie said...

I haven't read any of this series, but they certainly sound fascinating. The small town backdrop and the dynamics between the main character and the rebellious daughter sparked my interest.
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Margie said...

American Library Association’s Booklist magazine named the series debut book, Virgin River, one of
2007's Top Ten Romances. Sounds like a good series to pick up.
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Margie said...

+5 Swag
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Margie said...

March Facebook fan bonus entry
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Margie said...

entered giveaway for New Cool
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Margie said...

entered for Lonely Death
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mamabunny13 said...

Robyn considers the most overrated virtue to be propriety. I t thought that was interesting.
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Margie said...

entered giveaway for Miss Scarlet
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mamabunny13 said...

I entered A Lonely Death
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mamabunny13 said...

I entered The New Cool giveaway
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traveler said...

A delightful book which captivated me. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I entered New Cool. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I entered Lonely Death. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I entered Miss Scarlett. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Karen B said...

I find that books with a character involved with cooking are always interesting.
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traveler said...

The author's love of books, reading and literature. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Karen B said...

"My son and daughter are adults now, reading my fiction and making snide remarks about how I have used family scenarios to my advantage." Ha - love that!
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Karen B said...

Entered MISS SCARLET'S SCHOOL OF PATTERNLESS SEWING.
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Karen B said...

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Tore said...

Please enter me in contest. Sounds like a very good romance novel. Tore923@aol.com

petite said...

A story that is needed now. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

I entered Lonely Death. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

I entered Miss Scarlett's Patternless. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

I entered New Cool. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

Her series sound wonderful. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kelly Moran said...

i've read a few of the books in this series and loved them, haven't read this yet. great post.

I woke up Sunday a.m. to find my blog, my 500 plus followers, my 100plus author interviews, and my 200 plus reviews gone. Blogger gave no explanation, but I think the account was hacked. Change your password often!

I have reloaded the interviews and reviews, plus redesigned the blog. But if you could, please hit the "follow" button so I can reclaim the fellow bloggers I miss. I'm still following you, as my account remained--thank goodness!
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Thank you!
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Sue Farrell said...

I didn't realize until I read this review that Virgin River was in the redwood country of north California---I just love that area so I would like to read this book.

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Sue Farrell said...

I didn't realize that Robyn Carr also wrote a trilogy--set in the Grace River Valley about a single doctor and her DEA boyfriend. I think I'd like to read that short series.

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Sue Farrell said...

I entered A Lonely Death.

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Carol N Wong said...

I like books with a strong sense of place which this one seems to have. Probably a great book to relax with.

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Carol N Wong said...

I tweeted: http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com/? Giveaway of 'Harvest Moon'

My Twitter name is Carolee888.

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Carol N Wong said...

I looked at the questionnaire on her site and was delighted to find out that the historical figure that she admires the most is Eleanor of Aquitaine, a favorite of mine too.

She also was asked about how she would like to die-in her sleep at the age of 127! I have always thought that would be best way to die although I was aiming for 100, guess I should be
more ambitious1


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Carol N Wong said...

I was surprised that I had already entered all of the low entry contests, there are great books.

I entered the contest for '
The New Cool'.

Carol N Wong said...

I entered the contest for 'The Lonely Death'.

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Carol N Wong said...

I entered the contest for 'Miss Scarlett's School of Patternless Sewing'.


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Connie said...

Hi! The character of Lief sounds intriguing to me...especially when she said that he looked like a lumberjack. :)
Great giveaway!

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Connie said...

I also entered the "Sing you Home' giveaway as well. :)

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Cozy in Texas said...

I love to hear about how authors get started. Thanks for the review and interview. Sounds like a great book - it's going on my list.
Ann
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Linda Kish said...

The video was beautiful. I would love to live in an area like that.

This story sounds really good.

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Linda Kish said...

I entered the MISS SCARLET'S SCHOOL OF PATTERNLESS SEWING giveaway.

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Linda Kish said...

There are background sketches of the Virgin River characters

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ktgonyea said...

Sounds wonderful :)

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Laura H. said...

I found it interesting that the first book in this series, "Virgin River" was named one of the Top 10 Romances in 2007 by The American Library Association’s Booklist magazine.

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Laura H. said...

Tweeted giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/MamaHendo3/status/50346993188474880

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Laura H. said...

I think it's interesting that the author has a chat room called "Jack's Bar", named after a central location in her books.

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Laura H. said...

Entered "The New Cool" giveaway.

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Laura H. said...

Entered "Miss Scarlet's School of Patternless Sewing" giveaway.

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Laura H. said...

Entered "A Lonely Death" giveaway.

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Laura H. said...

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Kaye said...

I didn't know Robyn wrote screen plays or a psycological thriller!

That's interesting. I'd like to win because I've read 4 in the VR series and really enjoy the characters.

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Kaye said...

GFC follower

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justpeachy36 said...

Please enter me in the giveaway. Robyn Carr is one of my favorites and this sounds like a great addition to the Virgin River series.

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bloomerbear said...

I would like to win this because it sounds like my life story. I had to win the hearts of my husbands daughters too not too easy

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thanks

scottsgal said...

that's great Robyn has 4 books coming out in 2011 - I enjoy her books so would love to read this
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scottsgal said...

Promise Canyon is my next book to read - looking forward to it
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Carol N Wong said...

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Karen B said...

+ April bonus - I LIKE BINGO ON FB.
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Mona said...

I'm a foodie so I enjoy reading food-related books. Also a histrionic chef, a male romantic lead that looks like a lumberjack *sighs* and a rebellious stepdaughter make for an interesting mix of characters.

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Mona said...

Tweeted(@Kulmona)

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Mona said...

I read on her Site that she was an average student eith more interest in cheerleading and boys than academics.

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lag123 said...

I did not know that the Virgin River series is set in Humbolt county.

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lag123 said...

I have read the first three books in the series and am yearning for more. I did not know Robyn lives in Las Vegas. Wonderful city!

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