Friday, May 02, 2014

Winners and a Southern Women Giveaway

Congratulations to the winners of the last contest. Eileen K. of Island Lake, IL won Alafair Burke's If You Were Here. Once Upon a Lie by Maggie Barbieri will go to Karen D. of Hyannis, MA. The books will go out in the mail tomorrow.

If you like Southern women authors, I have a fun giveaway this week. I recently reviewed a charming little book, Cassandra King's  The Same Sweet Girls' Guide to Life: Advice From a Failed Southern Belle. King's book would be a perfect gift for a graduate. It's also a perfect gift for yourself. King has presented variations of the six life lessons as commencement addresses. However, for the book, she added a seventh life lesson, "Become a lifelong readers." It's my favorite chapter in the book. The publicist will give away two copies of this, and the contest is open to anyone in the U.S. or Canada.

Or, you could win a Ladies' Night package. This is a terrific giveaway for one lucky winner in the U.S. Mary Kay Andrews' Ladies' Night has just been released in paperback. Because I read, and loved it, I jumped at the chance to offer this. Quick summary of the book, from the press release.

Take a splash of betrayal, add a few drops of outrage, give a good shake to proper behavior and take a big sip of a cocktail called...Ladies' Night!

Grace Stanton's life as a rising media star and beloved lifestyle blogger takes a surprising turn when she catches her husband cheating and torpedoes his pricey sports car straight into the family swimming pool. Grace suddenly finds herself locked out of her palatial home, checking account, and even the blog she has worked so hard to develop in her signature style. Moving in with her widowed mother, who owns and lives above a rundown beach bar called The Sandbox, is less than ideal. So is attending court-mandated weekly "divorce recovery" therapy sessions with three other women and one man for whom betrayal seems to be the only commonality. When their "divorce coach" starts to act suspiciously, they decide to start having their own Wednesday "Ladies' Night" sessions at The Sandbox, and the unanticipated bonds that develop lead the members of the group to try and find closure in ways they never imagined. Can Grace figure out a new way home and discover how strong she needs to be to get there?

Heartache, humor, and a little bit of mystery come together in a story about life's unpredictable twists and turns. Mary Kay AndrewsLadies' Night will have you raising a glass and cheering these characters on."

Now, I know you want to know what you could win. The prize package consists of a fun goodie
  • Signed copy of LADIES' NIGHT in paperback
  • Set of 3 LADIES' NIGHT recipe cards
  • LADIES' NIGHT drink coasters
  • Cocktail umbrellas
  • LADIES' NIGHT drink cup
  • Three different Mary Kay Andrews bookmarks
  • SAVE THE DATE magnet
  • Set of 3 SAVE THE DATE recipe cards
  • News about a special SAVE THE DATE pre-order gift
(Mary Kay Andrews' next book, Save the Date, will be out in June.)

So, which giveaway appeals to you? You can enter to win the giveaway from either of these fun Southern authors, but I need separate entries. Email me at Your subject heading should read either "Win Cassandra King" or "Win Ladies' Night." Please include your name and mailing address. The contest will end Thursday, May 8 at 6 PM CT.

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