Monday, February 2, 2009

Giveaway: It's the Month for Love

I know that the word giveaway in the title got your attention, didn't it? I wasn't trying to trick you, there really is a GREAT giveaway happening right here, right now! Since February is the month of love, Hatchette Book Group has graciously offered 5 of my readers a paperback copy of The Italian Lover.

An exhilarating novel of romance, art, and food in Florence, featuring the beloved Margot Harrington, who graced Robert Hellenga's The Sixteen Pleasures. Margot Harrington's memoir about her discovery in Florence of a priceless masterwork of Renaissance erotica - and the misguided love affair it inspired - is now, 25 years later, being made into a movie.
Margot, with the help of her lover, Woody, writes a script that she thinks will validate her life. Of course their script is not used, but never mind - happy endings are the best endings for movies, as Margot eventually comes to see.
At the former convent in Florence where "The Sixteen Pleasures" - now called "The Italian Lover," - is being filmed, Margot enters into a drama she never imagined, where her ideas of home, love, art, and aging collide with the imperatives of commerce and the unknowability of other cultures and other people.

I have not read this yet as I am anxiously awaiting my review copy as well, so I can't give you anything more about the book than what's above. 

What do you need to do to enter?  First and foremost, for your first entry, just leave me a comment telling me you'd like to win and include your email address.  Here's how you can earn extra entries:
  • Follow this blog - 1 entry
  • Subscribe in a reader or RSS feed - 1 entry
  • Follow me on Twitter - 1 entry
  • Tweet about this giveaway - 2 entries
  • Send a friend my way; they must tell me you sent them - 2 entries
  • Make a donation to The Ark Adventure - 1 entry for every $1 donated
For each entry, please leave a separate comment with what you've done, leaving pertinent information like Twitter name, donation amount, etc.  I will choose a winner with random.org on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14th.  It's appropriate, right?  All entries must be in by 11:59 PM, CST on Friday, Feb. 13th.  Since this is being shipped from the publisher, US and Canadian addresses only and no P.O. boxes.

That's it; simple enough, right?  So, start showin' some love and you may win The Italian Lover!

29 comments:

Donna said...

I just saw you on twitter and thought I would stop by and leave a comment. Don't you just love the cover!

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Donna said...

I am a follower!

Rebecca said...

I'm a follower!

Rebecca said...

And I follow you on Google Reader.

Rebecca said...

And I follow you on Twitter.

Rebecca said...

And I have now Twittered about your giveaway. I am new to Twitter, but I assume you Tweet on Twitter?

Bridget said...

I've posted this on Win A Book. No need to enter, though.

tetewa said...

I'm a follower, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

avisannschild said...

Please enter me!

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Thanks!

AmandaSue said...

I'd love to be entered please,
Thanks.
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S. Krishna said...

I'd love to be entered! Thanks for the giveaway!

Gwendolyn B. said...

I'd love to read this -- thanks for the chance!
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Gwendolyn B. said...

I'm a follower!

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

darbyscloset said...

Hi Shelly,
I would love to read the Itl. Lover!
Thanks so much,
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

darbyscloset said...

I am a follower!
Thanks so much,
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

Tarasview said...

I'd like to win!

bermudaonion said...

I'm entering this one everywhere, so I'll either win 5 times or not at all. Please enter me. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

bridget3420 said...

I'd like to win.

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bridget3420 said...

I'm a follower.

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danie88 said...

I'd love to win this book!

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The Giveaway Diva said...

wow this one sounds so interesting! i would love to be entered!!

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bettyd said...

I would love to win this book. thanks for the opportunity

bettyd said...

I follow this blog

♥georgie♥ said...

I would so love to win...super cool!

Sara said...

I'd like to win. Please enter me! Sararush (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Thanks!

Sara said...

I'm a follower of your blog. Thanks! Sararush (at) hotmail (dot) com

Pam said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this book. pamelashockley(at)netscape(dot)net

Dina said...

I'd love to read this book.

Dina said...

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