Thursday, March 28, 2013

THE MERMAID OF BROOKLYN: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

 
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THE MERMAID OF BROOKLYN
BY AMY SHEARN

ABOUT THE BOOK:
SOMETIMES ALL YOU NEED IN LIFE IS A FABULOUS PAIR OF SHOES—AND A LITTLE HELP FROM A MERMAID.

Formerly an up-and-coming magazine editor, Jenny Lipkin is now your average, stretched-too-thin Brooklyn mom, tackling the challenges of raising two children in a cramped Park Slope walk-up. All she really wants is to survive the sweltering New York summer with a shred of sanity intact. But when her husband, Harry, vanishes one evening, Jenny reaches her breaking point. And in a moment of despair, a split-second decision changes her life forever. 

Pulled from the brink by an unexpected ally, Jenny is forced to rethink her ideas about success, motherhood, romance, and relationships. But confronting her inner demons is no easy task. . . .
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Amy Shearn is the author of How Far Is the Ocean from Here. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa and the University of Minnesota’s MFA program. Her work has appeared in The Millions, Poets & Writers, The L Magazine, Opium, and Five Chapters, and she writes for Oprah.com and RedbookMag.com. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children. Visit her online at AmyShearnWrites.com.

AMY SHEARN "REVEALED", TAKEN FROM SIMON AND SCHUSTER WEBSITE HERE:
  • What is your birthdate?: 10/10
  • Previous occupations: Teacher, Web Editor, Ghost Writer, Babysitter, Barista, Library Page, Balloon Factory Receptionist, Hardware Store Cashier
  • High school and/or college: I went to high school in a suburb of Chicago, and have attended colleges in Chicago, New Mexico, Iowa, and Minnesota.
  • Favorite movie: It's a Wonderful Life
  • Favorite television show: I'm addicted to Mad Men and Downton Abbey, just like everyone else.
MY THOUGHTS/REVIEW:
Due to some unexpected hand surgery, my review will have to follow at a later date. My posts will also be suspended for a few days...sorry!
 
GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO JUSTINA WITH SIMON & SCHUSTER
I HAVE ONE COPY OF THIS DELIGHTFUL BOOK,
THE MERMAID OF BROOKLYN, TO GIVE AWAY
  
--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 WHAT YOU READ ABOVE ABOUT THE MERMAID OF BROOKLYN THAT MADE YOU WANT TO WIN THIS BOOK, AND DON'T FORGET YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG AND/OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND COME BACK HERE AND LEAVE ME YOUR LINK

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FIND INTERESTING AT AMY SHEARN'S WEBSITE HERE

 +1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON ONE WAY YOU FOLLOW MY BLOG. IF YOU FOLLOW MORE THAN ONE WAY, YOU CAN COMMENT SEPARATELY AND EACH WILL COUNT AS AN ENTRY

 +1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON A CURRENT GIVEAWAY THAT YOU HAVE ENTERED ON MY BLOG. IF YOU ENTERED MORE THAN ONE, YOU MAY COMMENT SEPARATELY FOR EACH TO RECEIVE MORE ENTRIES
 
GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, APRIL  10
GOOD LUCK!

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I am curious why her husband disappeared and what does a mermaid have to do with her life?
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I want to read this one because I have seen everyone talking about how amazing it is and I'd love to read it for myself. I'm also curious to see how a mermaid fits into this story. Thank you!

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"All you need in life is ... a little help from a mermaid" - I'm intrigued!
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I read about the book that she has written, "How Far Is the Ocean from Here?". Sounds really fascinating.

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