Friday, February 6, 2009

Giveaway: The Agency

Summary: Meet Tess Drake. She’s earned everything she has. Now it’s time to get what she deserves…

Sexy super-agent Tess Drake has worked hard to make a name for herself in the glamorous yet cut-throat entertainment industry. Tess works at an international agency, where she skillfully manages some of the world's biggest egos—her company, Bardwell International operates in the thrilling, fast-paced worlds of Rights, wrongs and revenge. Tess has been an agent there for longer than she cares to remember and now she's in trouble. Real trouble. After the mysterious death of the agency's senior partner, Lowell Bardwright, Tess's sworn enemy, Cosima Tate, has taken over and would do anything to send Tess's career down in flames. And Cosima is only one of the rogue’s gallery of agents in London and New York who want Tess to take a fall.

Tess has another little complication, too. She’s sleeping with men on both sides of the Atlantic who are in bed with the women who are trying to sink her.

Can Tess jump ship without losing her clients and breaking her heart? Or will she lose everything before finding out if she really has what it takes to do what she’s always wanted?

There’s risk and reward in this wickedly funny novel that turns the world of agenting inside out and lays bare all the ambition, sex, adrenaline, bad luck, and good luck at the center of one young woman’s success. -- St. Martin's Press

I was lucky enough to win an ARC copy of THE AGENCY by Ally O'Brien a few months ago. I think the book sounds terrific, but unfortunately I haven't gotten around to reading it yet. THE AGENCY is described as "The Devil Wears Prada meets Sex and the City." Here are a few examples of the terrific praise that THE AGENCY is already receiving:

“With an insider’s take on the book biz, and an appealingly foul-mouthed heroine,this debut is fast, funny and a bit nasty—not unlike Tess. A naughty, catty good time.”
--Kirkus

“Everbody needs a book sorbet… Right up there with the BEST in chick lit. Not only that, but it takes place in bookworld – how can we not love that??? Laugh out loud, you gotta have it.”
--Gretchen from SEATTLE MYSTERY BOOKSTORE newzine

Thanks to Sarah from St. Martin's Press, I have ten (yes, ten) copies of THE AGENCY to share with you! If you'd like one entry, just leave a comment -- it's that easy. If you'd like an additional entry, you can blog about this post and/or twitter about it for up to two more. If you do all three options, I will give you four entries. The contest is open until Friday, February 20th at 11:59 p.m. EST. I will announce the winners the following day. This contest is open to those of you with U.S. and Canada mailing addresses only. Good Luck!

55 comments:

Andi said...

Now, this sounds like perfect getaway reading . . . Enter me, please. . . and I'm off to twitter away. Blog post tomorrow. Thanks.

bermudaonion said...

Please count me in for this one. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

Cheryl said...

I would like to be entered. THanks

Bridget said...

Count me in. I've posted this on Win A Book.

drey said...

I'd love to be entered, please! dreyshouse at gmail dot com

LazyDaisy0413 said...

This book looks really good. Please enter me. Thank you.

carolsnotebook said...

I would love to be entered. Thanks so much.
djecse at yahoo dot com

Cheryl said...

The book sounds cute ... I'd like to read it.

~Rebecca Anne~ said...

Nothing better then reading new books. I think I've lurked long enough and it's time to start commennting (grin)
Have a great weekend.
Rebecca

Erika Lynn said...

please enter me. i think this book sounds great.

Erika Lynn said...

i blogged it here
http://kissmybook.blogspot.com/2009/02/wanna-win-some-books.html

Gwendolyn B. said...

Please enter me -- it sounds like fun! Thanks for the chance!
geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

traveler said...

Thanks for this lovely giveaway. Sounds great.

donnas said...

Please enter me. It sounds like a great book.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Tanya said...

This book sounds great, I've been see a few reviews here and there on the internet. Please enter me for this great prize..

Janel said...

Woohoo, 10 copies! Please enter me!!

jgbeads AT gmail DOT com

Janel said...

I've also blogged about this in my right sidebar at:

http://janelsjumble.blogspot.com

Stacie said...

This sounds like a good one! I'm in! Please enter me!
Staciele(at)netins(dot)net

songbirdz said...

Please enter me as well! Thanks! lpmccann(at)gmail.com =)

bridget3420 said...

This book looks awesome! Great giveaway!

bridget3420(at)yahoo(dot)com

AmandaSue said...

I'd love to be entered please, thanks!
unforgetable_dreamer_always AT hotmail DOT com

Karlie said...

Please enter me. Sounds cute.

Stacie said...

Great!!! Please count me in!

MJ said...

I'd love it!

Tara said...

Wow, this sounds like a really fun read. Please enter me boomdier181 at gmail dot com

purplg8r said...

I would love to be entered and I blogged about it here:

http://purplg8r-somanybooks.blogspot.com/2009/02/contests-february-6-2009.html

Linda said...

Sounds like an interesting book. Please enter me for the giveaway. Thank you.

MonieG said...

Looks fun. I would love to win this one.

MonieG said...

I Twittered your giveaway: http://twitter.com/monie_g/status/1187972969

Karin said...

Would love to be entered in your giveaway. Thank you!

sharon54220 said...

Another great giveaway!! Thank you!! Please enter me.

sharon54220@gmail.com

Barbro said...

Maybe I'll have a chance if you have 10 copies!!!!
Need something to read om my long flight to Finland.
Barbro

BevE said...

Please count me in too :D I'd love to read this book.
Thanks. Bev
half4books@gmail.com

S. Krishna said...

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

nhertel85 said...

I would love a chance to win this book.

nhertel85 AT yahoo DOT com

Sheri S. said...

I'd love to be entered - Thanks!!

Amber said...

Please enter me - I would love to win!

Thanks for the giveaway :) hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Renee G said...

I'd love to read this. Please include me in your drawing.

rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

Anna said...

I'd love to be entered. Thanks!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric
diaryofaneccentric at hotmail dot com

Vanessa said...

Please enter me Julie - love to read this book!
v

olympianlady said...

Hey! Please enter me. Thanks!
tiffanyak1986(at)hotmail(dot)com

Pam said...

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

ddurance said...

Wicked funny....now I could definitely use some of that. LOL

Deidre

Amy said...

I'd love to be entered, thanks!

Anita Yancey said...

This sounds like a good book. I'd love to read it. Please enter me. Thanks so much for having this giveaway.

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Tara said...

Sounds like the absolute perfect book to beat away the winter blahs! Please enter me!

Sara said...

Please enter me. This sounds like a fun book. Thanks! Sararush (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Steph Su said...

I've been trying to get my hands on this book for a while, so I'd love to be entered. I have linked to this contest on my sidebar on my blog: http://stephsureads.blogspot.com

stephxsu at gmail dot com

Thank you!!

Marie said...

I would love a chance to read this one, it looks wonderful!

vmlay@artsci.wustl.edu

Cindy said...

Sounds like a pretty good book. Can you add me to the giveaway please? Thanks

cindysloveofbooksATgmailDOTcom

kimmyl said...

I would love to win. Please enter me.

Kimmyl
tobfree35@sbcglobal.net

a real librarian said...

Sounds like a great one!! Thanks for the chance!

areallibrarian[at]gmail[dot]com

Steph said...

Sounds like a great read! I'm interested!

smilkovits AT gmail DOT com

Jo-Jo said...

Please enter me in this contest...it sounds like a fun book!
joannelong74@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog, count me in! Thanks! tpereyra1@yahoo.com