Sunday, May 18, 2008

STEALING HEAVEN Review and Giveaway.

So I've been trying to figure out how to improve my blog and make it more fun (I know, I know, you can't improve on perfection, but hey, I keep trying ;)). So I thought, what does every blog need more of?

Lame jokes!!! . . . Oh wait . . .

Free books!! Oh yeah, now we're thinking.:)

I am a year out from having my book published and about six months from being able to give out an ARC or two of WINGS. So I thought that as celebration I'd start giving away other people's books! I'm thinking I'll give away a book that I like about every three weeks. Sound good? Hopefully as I get this going I'll be able to start giving away signed books too . . . but we'll work on that later.

For the moment, welcome to my first book review/giveaway!

Rules are simple, post in the comments section something that basically says, "This is my entry." That's it. Also, be aware that I post on both Blogger and LiveJournal, and a comment in either blog will qualify you (but if you want to double your chances, I will let you post a comment at each ;)). I'll pick and entry at random and you get a book! ****ETA, a few people were confused--I'm not giving away my ARC of STEALING HEAVEN, it will be a new copy of the hardcover!! Thx!!****



First up on our giveaway block is STEALING HEAVEN, by Elizabeth Scott. SH is a bit close to my heart because it is the very first ARC I ever received. It is also edited by my incredible editor Tara (I will have to devote a whole blog entry to how amazing my editor is one of these days) and is the first book I read that she edited.

SH is about an 18-year-old girl named Dani who is a professional thief. Or, more appropriately, her mother is a professional thief and Dani has been raised to follow in her mothers criminal footsteps. She doesn't like it, but hey, it's the way she was raised and her life is just fine, so she goes with the flow. But when she and her mom target a town named Heaven, everything changes. Dani starts falling for a cute guy who turn out to be a cop, and the first person who befriends her is the daughter of the family Dani and her mom have targeted for their big score.

This book is a fast and fun read that I enjoyed so much I brought it with me when I went in the sauna and proceeded to melt the binding of the book. (*rolls eyes*) So my ARC is . . . a little pathetic-looking with about half of the pages detached. But that didn't stop it from being passed around to my sister and my Dad who also both really enjoyed it.

This is a great read for a Saturday afternoon, especially reading outside, as it has several beach scenes. A very enjoyable light read!

If you want a copy of your own, STEALING HEAVEN comes out on May 27th, so I will go ahead and keep this contest open till midnight MST on May 26th. (Most of the giveaways won't be this long, but for the first one, we'll give everyone plenty of time.)

So away we go!

Ciao!

19 comments:

dolls123 said...

Count me in

dolls123[at]gmail[dot]com

WannabeWriter said...

Hi. It's me again.

Paige
paigeaniyah@gmail.com

Karin said...

Sounds good. Please enter me--thank you!

karin56381 (at) gmail (dot) com

Allie said...

I love this author--please include me!

cindy said...

i want, please!!

Kiersten said...

Count me in, please!

KathyCarbs said...

Count me in- what great fun!-
BTW- your picture is beautiful!
KathyCarb

scrappysue said...

yes please!!!

Stephen Parrish said...

Don't forget: anniversary tribute to Miss Snark on Pat Wood's Blog starting May 20th.

Anonymous said...

Oh sounds awesome!
Count me in, please.
Thanks!
Emily Rose

Carbonneau said...

are relatives excluded? :) Sounds like a good read! I may be tempted to do something out of the norm again!

ChelMo said...

I'd love to read it!!

Andi said...

Always looking for a good book...count me in!
Andi

Helen said...

Count me in, please!

Demon Hunter said...

This is my entry, Aprilynne. :*)

Melinda said...

Please enter me. Thanks!

shari said...

Hey this is a great idea. I'm always up for free books.

shari_d_lambert@hotmail.com

Marcia Mickelson said...

Sounds like a fun book. Enter me!

Anonymous said...

me me me!

Trinathegranny