Monday, June 6, 2011

ALREADY HOME: A GIVEAWAY

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ALREADY HOME
BY SUSAN MALLERY
ABOUT THE BOOK:
After nearly a decade as a sous-chef in a trendy eatery, Jenna is desperate for a change. She's supported her ex-husband's dreams for so long that she can't even remember her own. Until she sees a for-lease sign near her parents' home and envisions her very own cooking store.

Her crash course in business is aided by a streetwise store manager and Jenna's adoptive mother. But just as she's gaining a foothold in her new life, in walk her birth parents—aging hippies on a quest to reconnect with their firstborn.

Now Jenna must figure out how to reconcile the free-spirited Serenity and Tom with her traditional parents, deal with her feelings for a new love interest and decide what to do about her ex's latest outrageous request. In the end, Jenna will find that there is no perfect family, only the people we love…

 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery has entertained millions of readers with her witty and emotional stories about women and the relationships that move them. Publishers Weekly calls Susan's prose "luscious and provocative," and Booklist says, "Novels don't get much better than Mallery's expert blend of emotional nuance, humor and superb storytelling." While Susan appreciates the critical praise, she is most honored by the enthusiastic readers who write to tell her that her books made them laugh, made them cry, and made the world a happier place to live. Susan lives in Seattle with her husband and her tiny but intrepid toy poodle. She's there for the coffee, not the weather.

Visit Susan on the web at www.susanmallery.com. 

READ AN EXCERPT:
"What do you think?" Jenna Stevens asked, doing her best to sound confident. When faced with something scary, like a big dog or a really bad decision, it was important not to show fear.

"I love it," her mother said. "Truly, it's amazing." Beth squeezed her daughter's shoulders. "I'm so proud of you, honey."

Proud? Proud was good. Proud implied an accomplishment. The only problem was Jenna couldn't claim one. She'd acted on impulse.

As a rule, she could respect a good impulse purchase. There were times when life sucked and a woman needed to buy a pair of shoes or a skirt or even a lipstick she didn't need just to prove she could. To show the world she wasn't defeated.

Only Jenna hadn't bought any of those things, mostly because she wasn't much of a shopper. But she'd sure stepped out of her comfort zone recently. Had she done it with a too-expensive handbag? If only. Instead she'd impulsively signed a three-year lease on retail space in a town where she hadn't lived in nearly ten years. As if she knew anything about retail. Oh, sure, she shopped on occasion, but that wasn't exactly the same as running a business. Just like being a chef didn't mean she knew squat about running a kitchen store. GO HERE to finish reading this excerpt from eHarlequin Publishing website.
 

PRAISE FOR THE BOOK:
"This poignant tale of family dynamics, the jarring impact of change, and eventual acceptance and healing is sure to please Mallery's many, devoted fans."
--- Booklist 

"If you love a good, emotional, heartwarming tale, then grab yourself a copy of ALREADY HOME."
--- Romance Reviews Today 

"I’m a big fan of Susan Mallery’s work... Already Home is the kind of story you want to dig into and hope you find yourself on a train that gets stuck between stations allowing you more time to read."
--- Maria Lokken, award winning television producer
"A delightful story about turning your life around."
---Fresh Fiction 
 
GIVEAWAY
I HAVE ONE HARDBACK COPY MYSELF 
OF THIS DELIGHTFUL SUSAN MALLERY
BOOK, ALREADY HOME, TO GIVE
AWAY TO ONE LUCKY WINNER
--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 YOU FOUND INTERESTING ABOVE THAT MADE YOU WANT TO WIN ALREADY HOME

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

+1 MORE ENTRY: VISIT SUSAN MALLERY'S WEBSITE HERE AND THEN COMMENT ON SOMETHING THAT LOOKS INTERESTING TO YOU THERE...THERE IS A CONTEST FOR AN iPAD THAT MIGHT INTEREST YOU

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON ONE OTHER CURRENT GIVEAWAY OF MINE THAT YOU HAVE ENTERED. YOU MAY COMMENT ON AS MANY AS YOU ENTERED THAT ARE STILL GOING ON BUT YOU MUST DO IT SEPARATELY
 
GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, JUNE 16
GOOD LUCK! 

118 comments:

debbie said...

It will be interesting to see how an author makes an impluse decision to start a business become successful.
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lag123 said...

There definitely is no perfect family. I would like to read about this one.

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I like the recipes on Susan's site.

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Tore said...

I would love to read the book because it talks about adoption and the birth parents showing up. My son is adopted. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Carol N Wong said...

I like that this book takes adoption issues. From the praise part, it sounds like like this may be a pageturner.


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Carol N Wong said...

My Twitter name is Carolee888 and I tweeted:


http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com/ Giveaway of 'Already Home'

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Carol N Wong said...

On her website, I love that she said that she is "in Seattle for the coffee not the weather"!

I have friends who lives outside of Seattle and they make a trip inland sometimes to see the sun!

Hi Bingo, time to get some rest if you haven't had sleep and it is 90 out. It's 99 here in the Dallas area today.


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Carol N Wong said...

I entered the giveaway for 'Dead By Midnight'.


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I entered the giveaway for 'Never Wave Goodbye'.


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I entered the giveaway for 'A World of Cake'.


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I entered the giveaway for 'Summer in the City'.


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I entered the giveaway for 'Cypress House'.


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Colleen Turner said...

This book sounds fantastic and I have actually had it on my Amazon wishlist for a while now. I would love to read it because I can definitely relate to the feeling that you are giving up so much of yourself that you can barely remember what your dreams used to be. Also, I love the statement that no family is perfect but they ARE your family and a family is made up of who you love, not who's blood necessarily runs through your veins.
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Colleen Turner said...

I saw on Susan Mallery's website that she posts a new recipe each week. This week is Slow-Cooked Honey-Soy Pork and Potatoes. How good does that sound!
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Connie said...

Hi! I like the fact the main character wants to make a change in her life and wants to open a cooking store. :)

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Connie said...

I also entered the "Dreams of Joy" giveaway as well. Cute pictures of Bingo. :)

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rubynreba said...

Family dynamics are always interesting.
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~Enamored Soul~ said...

Wow, Jenna seems to be at a tough crossroads in her life - and I would love to read about the decisions she makes, and how she handles all these difficulties thrown her way. Also, I absolutely LOVE cooking, so any novels where the protagonist is a chef happens to be a book I instantly want to read. Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway! :D

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~Enamored Soul~ said...

I tweeted the giveaway:

http://twitter.com/#!/inluvwithbookz/status/78028502397485056

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~Enamored Soul~ said...

Okay, there are SO many amazing things on Susan Mallery's site, that it is close to impossible to pick just one thing. The iPad contest is absolutely awesome, but also, I absolutely love the recipes that she has up on her site - I have decided I'm going to give her "pan fried okra" recipe a try sometime this week! :D Also, in her bio, I love that she jokes about Seattle, and how she likes it for the coffee...and not the weather. Funny thing is, I love the constant rain, so I'm constantly thinking of moving to Seattle, or at least somewhere in the state of Washington! :D

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~Enamored Soul~ said...

I entered the "Never Wave Goodbye" giveaway.

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holdenj said...

I love the cover and haven't read one her books in a long time. Thanks for the chance to win!
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Linda Kish said...

Interesting...starting a new business, an interesting group of people. This sounds like a good story.

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Finding Perfect sounds good also.

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Bethie said...

I love that she realizes there is no perfect family. Boy ain't that the truth.

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Amy (ArtsyBookishGal) said...

My roomie is an adoption specialist (social worker), so I'd really like to win the book for her. I think that part of the story would be interesting.

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Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book! I'd like to see how it works out when she opens up her own business.

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