May Madness Book Giveaway #2: Testimony by Anita Shreve


BOOK INFORMATION: Testimony By Anita Shreve

At a New England boarding school, a sex scandal is about to break. Even more shocking than the sexual acts themselves is the fact that they were caught on videotape. A Pandora’s box of revelations, the tape triggers a chorus of voices–those of the men, women, teenagers, and parents involved in the scandal–that details the ways in which lives can be derailed or destroyed in one foolish moment.

Writing with a pace and intensity surpassing even her own greatest work, Anita Shreve delivers in TESTIMONY a gripping emotional drama with the impact of a thriller. No one more compellingly explores the dark impulses that sway the lives of seeming innocents, the needs and fears that drive ordinary men and women into intolerable dilemmas, and the ways in which our best intentions can lead to our worst transgressions.

PRAISE FOR TESTIMONY:

“Shreve, consummate craftsman and frequent provocateur, is on fire in her latest novel, a mesmerizing read centering on a sex scandal at a prestigious Vermont prep school….Shreve views all of the characters, even the most flawed, with a good deal of compassion, revealing the heartbreaking consequences of a single reckless act.”— Joanne Wilkinson, Booklist (starred review)

Anita Shreve is the critically acclaimed author of fourteen novels, including Body Surfing, The Pilot’s Wife, which was a selection of Oprah’s Book Club, and The Weight of Water, which was a finalist for England’s Orange Prize. She lives in Massachusetts.

Thanks to Hatchette book Group we have 5, yes 5 copies to giveaway. So we will have 5 winners for this great book! Do not miss out on this one!

*US and CANADA ENTRIES ONLY please*

So here is how to Win this book. The first thing you need to do. And this is required to particpate.Is Comment! This give away will be open til the 22nd of May.

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Friday Finds #10

My Friday Find for today is, Made in the U.S.A by Billie Letts. And wonder if all Wonders, I am doing a give away for it if you want to sign up! Just got to the Giveaway Post.

Some info:

The bestselling author of WHERE THE HEART IS returns with a heartrending tale of two children in search of a place to call home.

Lutie McFee’s history has taught her to avoid attachments…to people, to places, and to almost everything. With her mother long dead and her father long gone to find his fortune in Las Vegas, 15-year-old Lutie lives in the god-forsaken town of Spearfish, South Dakota with her twelve-year-old brother, Fate, and Floy Satterfield, the 300-pound ex-girlfriend of her father.

While Lutie shoplifts for kicks, Fate spends most of his time reading, watching weird TV shows and worrying about global warming and the endangerment of pandas. As if their life is not dismal enough, one day, while shopping in their local Wal-Mart, Floy keels over and the two motherless kids are suddenly faced with the choice of becoming wards of the state or hightailing it out of town in Floy’s old Pontiac. Choosing the latter, they head off to Las Vegas in search of a father who has no known address, no phone number and, clearly, no interest in the kids he left behind.

MADE IN THE U.S.A. is the alternately heartbreaking and life-affirming story of two gutsy children who must discover how cruel, unfair and frightening the world is before they come to a place they can finally call home.

* Includes a Reading Group Guide


May Madness Book Giveaway #1: Made in the U.S.A by Billie Letts

Alright reader’s I am getting started with Hatchette and I am *hope* I am doing their giveaway Guidelines correctly. They are VERY generous with giveaway’s and thanks to them I will be able to bring you some wonderful titles. So first up..

The bestselling author of WHERE THE HEART IS returns with a heartrending tale of two children in search of a place to call home.

Lutie McFee’s history has taught her to avoid attachments…to people, to places, and to almost everything. With her mother long dead and her father long gone to find his fortune in Las Vegas, 15-year-old Lutie lives in the god-forsaken town of Spearfish, South Dakota with her twelve-year-old brother, Fate, and Floy Satterfield, the 300-pound ex-girlfriend of her father.

While Lutie shoplifts for kicks, Fate spends most of his time reading, watching weird TV shows and worrying about global warming and the endangerment of pandas. As if their life is not dismal enough, one day, while shopping in their local Wal-Mart, Floy keels over and the two motherless kids are suddenly faced with the choice of becoming wards of the state or hightailing it out of town in Floy’s old Pontiac. Choosing the latter, they head off to Las Vegas in search of a father who has no known address, no phone number and, clearly, no interest in the kids he left behind.

MADE IN THE U.S.A. is the alternately heartbreaking and life-affirming story of two gutsy children who must discover how cruel, unfair and frightening the world is before they come to a place they can finally call home.

* Includes a Reading Group Guide

Thanks to Hatchette book Group we have 5, yes 5 copies to giveaway. So we will have 5 winners for this great book! Do not miss out on this one!

*US and CANADA ENTRIES ONLY please*

So here is how to Win this book. The first thing you need to do. And this is required to particpate.Is Comment! This give away will be open til the 15th of May.

And some other ways to get entries:
Follow this blog (1 entry)
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Put is in your blog roll (1 entry)
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Follow me on facebook (1 entry follow the FB link on the sidebar)
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Create a post on your blog advertising the contest and linking back to us here at Fire & Ice for the contest. make sure you post the link to your post in the comments. (1 entry)

Contest Contest when will there be another Contest…

I have had a couple of people ask when I will be doing another giveaway. *Tehehe* Well the answer is soon. I have to check ye old Mail book fund. But if there is not one before the end of this month, we will have one to start May off correctly. I have a birthday in May after all. But alas since this little book girl has been up with insomnia once more it’s time to try for some rest.

And..as I typed that some soap opera guy just got shot, and can I say..I am glad I do not read these things. CHEESEY.

Book Giveaway: Bergdorf Blondes by Plum Skyes

Plum Sykes burst on to the literary scene in 2004 with her beguiling debut novel introducing readers to the glamorous world of PAPs (Park Avenue Princesses) and her loveable heroine, Moi, a “champagne bubble of a girl” who became an instant hit with readers from coast to coast.


So here is how to Win this book. The first thing you need to do. And this is required to particpate. Is to create a post on your blog advertising the contest and linking back to us here at Fire & Ice for the contest. make sure you post the link to your post in the comments. This give away will be open til the 20th of April.

And some other ways to get entries:
Follow this blog (1 entry)
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Follow me on facebook (1 entry follow the FB link on the sidebar)
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Book Giveaway: Showdown by Tilly Bagshawe

Alright, it’s time to do another give away here at Fire & Ice. I am going to be doing 2 or three of them this month. So Keep an eye open! First up we have Showdown by Tilly Bagshawe.

DESCRIPTION: Bobby Cameron is a cowboy through and through. One of America’s most skilled horse trainers, he has inherited his father’s magnificent ranch in California’s Santa Ynez Valley. Now, land rich but cash poor, Bobby travels the world trying to raise money to support his beloved ranch by taking jobs breaking horses for their wealthy owners. Milly Lockwood Groves, daughter of a millionaire breeder in Newmarket, England, is determined to become a world-class jockey–but her family has other plans for her, and are forcing her to take her place in British society. But Milly’s life is about to be changed forever by the arrival of the gorgeous, enigmatic cowboy Bobby Cameron. Following him to America to realize her dreams, she risks losing her innocence and her heart in the process.

So here is how to Win this book. The first thing you need to do. And this is required to particpate. Is to create a post on your blog advertising the contest and linking back to us here at Fire & Ice for the contest. make sure you post the link to your post in the comments. This give away will be open til the 17th of April.


And some other ways to get entries:

Follow this blog (1 entry)
Put our Button on your blog (1 entry)
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Join the feeder service (1 entry)

Follow me on facebook (1 entry follow the FB link on the sidebar)
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Pick My Next Give away..

So I think it is time to do another giveaway on this blog. I have a pile of books to get through and would love to get my readers opinions. So here are a few books to choose from.

Digging to America by Anne Tyler
Bergdorf Blondes by Plum Skies
Showdown by Tilly Bagshawe
and
Kiss me Annabel by Eloisa James

So..give me your votes.

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