Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Giveaway: "The Smart One and the Pretty One" Claire LaZebnik


I am a huge chick-lit fan, so I am absolutely thrilled to be hosting my first-ever chick-lit giveaway!

About the Book:

"When Ava Nickerson was a child, her mother jokingly betrothed her to a friend's son, and the contract the parents made has stayed safely buried for years. Now that still-single Ava is closing in on thirty, no one even remembers she was once "engaged" to the Markowitz boy. But when their mother is diagnosed with cancer, Ava's prodigal little sister Lauren comes home to Los Angeles where she stumbles across the decades-old document.

Frustrated and embarrassed by Ava's constant lectures about financial responsibility (all because she's in a little debt. Okay, a lot of debt), Lauren decides to do some sisterly interfering of her own and tracks down her sister's childhood fiancé. When she finds him, the highly inappropriate, twice-divorced, but incredibly charming Russell Markowitz is all too happy to re-enter the Nickerson sisters' lives, and always-accountable Ava is forced to consider just how binding a contract really is . . . "




Thanks to Miriam at the Hachette Book Group I have five copies to give away of "The Smart One and The Pretty One" by Claire LaZebnik. To enter:

-Leave a comment telling me why you love chick-lit and please include your e-mail address.
-Bonus Entry: Become a follower and leave a seperate comment! (Current followers, just let me know that you already follow)
-Bonus Entry: Promote this contest on your blog, tweet about it, whatever! Be creative, just make sure you let me know in a seperate comment how you've spread the word.

This contest is open to residents of the US and Canada, no P.O. Boxes, please! It will run until midnight on September 27, 2009, and winners will be notified on September 28th. Good luck!

45 comments:

  1. Hi, Jonita! Welcome to Win A Book! Just blogged about your contest there.

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  2. I enjoy reading them because they are fun reads, thanks for introducing me to another new author! tWarner419@aol.com

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  3. HI Jonita, please put my name in the hat, I'm already a follower.

    I have to admit that I am not really a fan of chick lit. Rather I go on a book by book basis and this one happens to twig with me.

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  4. What's not to love about chick-lit? It's women and they are often going through life's struggles like we are. It's perfect for me to relate to. I laugh more at women's lit than any other genre. I love it - Ya Ya Sisterhood among others, ALWAYS!

    Thank you for offering this contest. I'm already a follower.

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  5. I love chick lit because I can relate to it and it keeps me entertained.
    andie.v107(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. I would say I love chick-lit because it's easy reading, and sometimes that is just what one needs!

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

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  7. Chick Lit is the perfect escape :)


    hefollowedme AT gmail DOT com

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  8. To tell you the truth, I'm not positive that I DO love chick lit. I am just getting back into reading, and trying all different types of books to find out what I do and don't like. I haven't gotten around to "chick lit" yet. Some of what I see looks interesting, and some doesn't.

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  9. I follow

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  10. I like "Chick-lit" because it allows a little of guilt-free easy reading. It is one of my indulgences that doesn't have calories!!

    Thanks

    bsyb100 at gmail dot com

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  11. I love chick lit because the characters' lives are often so different than mine!

    jgbeads(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. Their a perfect way to destress from the day!
    This sounds entertaining
    KawaiiNeko2008 at aol dot com

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  13. I love chick-lit! I download books from the library and listen to them on my MP3 player when I'm crafting - making jewelry or sewing. They are the best books for falling asleep to also. I start to drift away with the characters and since it's light and fluffly I don't get nightmares. just love them. I already follow you on GoogleReader :) Pick me! I'd love to win one of the books in the giveaway. :)

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  14. Hi Jonita!

    I love chick lit so much that, not only do I read it, I write it too!
    Check out my book, 'Knickles and Dimes'. It's a great chick lit with hilarious characters and a fun story!

    Thanks for the contest!

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  15. I love Chick Lit because it is modern enough to hold my attention (unlike historical fiction) and often I find I identify with the characters and their experiences.

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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  16. New follower (Ally/rubymoon)


    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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  17. I faved your blog on Technorati. Track by my Tech name: rubymoon



    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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  18. Heh. This looks like a really fun one. :0) And that's one of the reasons I like chick-lit...it always make me laugh. Count me in, please!

    Thanks!
    librarygrinch at gmail dot com

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  19. I like chick lit because sometimes I just need a fun, light read.

    Please include me in the giveaway.
    heatherzilla(at)care2(dot)com

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  20. Chick Lit is a fun escape for me. The books are usually smart and funny, and the characters face realistic situations in somewhat off-the-wall ways. Thanks for the giveaway!

    susan dot kelley at sbc global dot net

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  21. I'm a brand spankin' new follower!

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  22. I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/jezebelsk/statuses/3807815402

    susan dot kelley at sbcglobal dot net

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  23. I like chick-lit because it's usually light reading and also because, being the only female in the house, there isn't anyone else here who is anxiously waiting to take it off my hands.
    wandanamgreb[at]gmail[dot]com

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  24. I am a follower of your blog.
    wandanamgreb[at]gmail[dot]com

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  25. Chick Lit let's you escape the normal "busy-ness" of life. They are usually an easy, enjoyable read. Makes you laugh, cry and want to have a good yak with your girlfriends!

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  26. I love Chick Lit because they are so much fun to read!!

    simplystacieblog@gmail.com

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  27. I follow you.

    simplystacieblog@gmail.com

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  28. I love chick-lit because I escape from the stresses of life and read about the adventures (and misadventures) of others!

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  29. I blogged it:
    http://cerebralgirl.blogspot.com/2009/09/book-giveaways-in-blogworld-09-13-09.html

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  30. I like chick-lit because you can laugh and cry in the same book

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  31. I love chick lit because it's fun. :) It's always a nice relaxing read. I can read it while doing other things like working out or when my son's watching a show and I can read it with distractions all around. Can't say the same for the classics.

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  32. I enjoy chick-lit when I'm looking for something light and quick to read, and find I read this genre the most in the summer. This one looks great.

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  34. I'm a follower.

    ravndahl (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  35. I enjoy chick lit because it's fun sometimes just to have a "don't take yourself to seriously" type of read=)
    I would so love to read this book, thanks for a chance to win a copy!
    Luvdaylilies at Bellsouth dot net

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  36. I follow
    Luvdaylilies at Bellsouth dot net

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  37. every now and then i need light reads and chick lit fits the bill; please enter me--thanks

    bibliophilebythesea AT gmail DOT com

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  38. Thanks for this giveaway. It is light entertainment and enjoyable. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. Please enter me. Thanks for the chance.

    lizzi095 at aol dot com

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  40. I enjoy reading them in between heavier, more serious reads. They are light and fun...easy to get through.
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  41. I follow your blog, via Blogger.
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  42. Mary D
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    I have just recently started reading chick-lit books and I'm enjoying them primarily because they are so easy to relate to :) I really enjoyed Hollywood is Like High School by Zoey Dean (kind of YA AND chick lit)

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  43. Mary D
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    And I just signed up to follow ya in Google :)

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  44. I love chick lit because I can relate to it and they always hold my interest. Thanks!
    allygotts567 at hotmail dot com

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