Friday, October 31, 2008

Gods Behaving Badly Giveaway

Summary: Being a Greek god is not all it once was. Yes, the twelve gods of Olympus are alive and well in the twenty-first century, but they are crammed together in a London townhouse-and none too happy about it. And they've had to get day jobs: Artemis as a dog-walker, Apollo as a TV psychic, Aphrodite as a phone sex operator, Dionysus as a DJ.

Even more disturbingly, their powers are waning, and even turning mortals into trees--a favorite pastime of Apollo's--is sapping their vital reserves of strength.

Soon, what begins as a minor squabble between Aphrodite and Apollo escalates into an epic battle of wills. Two perplexed humans, Alice and Neil, who are caught in the crossfire, must fear not only for their own lives, but for the survival of humankind. Nothing less than a true act of heroism is needed-but can these two decidedly ordinary people replicate the feats of the mythical heroes and save the world? -- Back Bay Books

I think this book looks terrific; and I think it's such a unique idea! Thanks to Valerie from Hachette Book Group USA, I have up to five copies of GODS BEHAVING BADLY by Marie Phillips to share! I am going to giveaway one copy for every 15 entries I receive (up to five copies.) For one chance, all you have to do is leave a comment telling me why you want to win a copy of this book! If you'd like two chances, just blog about this contest with a link back to this post!

This giveaway will be open until Friday, November 21st at 11:59 p.m. EST. I will announce the winner the following day! This contest is open to U.S. mailing addresses only -- no P.O. boxes.
Good Luck!

34 comments:

Amanda said...

I'm a huge fan of mythology and I think that this is a great concept for a book. I'd love to win a copy to read. My email is awalworth19(at)gmail(dot)com.

Amanda said...

Oops I also blogged about your giveaway here:
http://thelusciousliterarymuse.blogspot.com/2008/10/gods-behaving-badly-giveaway.html

awalworth19(at)gmail(dot)com.

Thanks!

bermudaonion said...

This books sounds like a fun read. I would love to win it. milou2ster(at)gmail(dot)com.

Linda said...

I've always wished I had a better understanding of mythology. Hopefully this book would add to my knowledge, or inspire me to learn more.

Mom of 5 Boys said...

I'm guessing this one won't help much with understanding mythology! But it sounds like a fun read, and I'd love to give it a try.

Ti said...

Gods = Hunky Men. That is why I want to read it. LOL.

thereedfamily[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

Interesting concept to say the least!

Melanie said...

That cover alone makes me want to read it.

Tammy said...

The concept of this book is genius! I know just enough about mythology to make me want to read it. Please enter me.

I blogged about the giveaway here.

BoxingKing said...

OOO, please, please, please!! I love mythology! I just took a course on myth., and all of this just makes me laught out loud at the obvious plays going on. If I don't win this one here, I'm going to have buy it anyways. Thanks!

annie said...

Sounds extremely interesting and intriguing. Thanks for this chance.
rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

Dawn said...

I saw this on another blog just today ... it looks like a lot of fun.

Please enter my name in the giveaway:

dawn [dot] rennert [at] verizon [dot] net

Bookfool said...

My son is a walking mythology encyclopedia. He offered to help his mythology teacher teach. Hahaha. Funny kid. Anyway, sign me up, please!

bookfoolery(at)yahoo(dot)com

Janel said...

I have a self help/motivational book with the Greek muses in modern days and I love it. I'm curious to see how the concept works as fiction. Thanks!

jgbeads AT gmail DOT com

ChristyJan said...

"Being a Greek god is not all it once was" .. but somebody's gotta do it right? This book sounds like a hoot.

hawkes(at)citlink.net

Rebekah E. said...

Love mythology. Sounds like a great book. Please enter me.
bc428[at]juno[dot]com

Yan said...

It sounds like a hilarious read!

ylin.0621[at]yahoo.com

kristybee said...

Sounds like it'll make me smile, and these days i need that!!
kristybee05@bellsouth.net

Susan said...

It sounds funny and interesting.
-Susan

susan_geiger2 at eku dot edu

Stephanie said...

I would love to win a copy of this book! I'm a huge fan of Greek Mythology anyway. And this one looks fantastic!

stoland at ameritech dot net

Jessica said...

I'd love to read this book partly because I recently returned from a trip to Greece.

Jennifer said...

I would love to read this book. Your book recommendations are wonderful.

I added your site to by blog. :)

knittingmomof3 AT gmail DOT com

Bookfool said...

Geez, did it again. I forgot to give you a reason why I want to read the book -- to keep up with my crazy mythology-gobbling kid and because, frankly, I love that cover.

Marie said...

I'd love to win a copy for my daughter who will be studying classical mythology next semester. Please enter me (integratedbeing@yahoo.com). Thank you!

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Danyelle said...

Please enter me to win a copy of this book. It sounds like a great red. Thanks!

danyelletyrrell at hotmail dot com

traveler said...

thanks for this giveaway. It would be interesting as I enjoy mythology and this premise is different.
saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

blueambrosia said...

This looks like a funny and interesting read. Please enter me. Thanks!

blueambrosia (at) hotmail (dot) com

Gwendolyn B. said...

I'd like to read this because I think this book sounds like a lot of fun . . . I could use a few chuckles! Thanks for the chance!
geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Becca said...

I would like to read this book because I like mythology and it sounds like it would be good for lots of laughs. Thanks
rebecca.bradeen(at)verizon(dot)net

Michele said...

Like a lot of the other comments...I think that this book sounds like a fun read! I've always enjoyed mythology and this looks it gives it a fun spin.

Anonymous said...

I love those stories about unlikely things - I'll bet Gods living in london would be awesome!
zoomies.aim.high (at) gmail
Nikki

Carolyn said...

Gods? What's not to like about that? Plus, misbehaving. Seriously. Gotta have that. cjewel AT gmail.com

Aimee said...

I'd love to win this book because I dig mythology and chick lit and it sounds like a great cross! acirucci(at)gmail.com

donnas said...

Sounds like a great book.