Wednesday, June 24, 2009

OMG - A Booking Mama Quote & Giveaway

Just last week, Miriam from Hachette Book Group tweeted that a quote from my review of A SUMMER AFFAIR by Elin Hilderbrand was printed in the front of the trade paperback edition! I was thrilled beyond belief, and Booking Daughter and I were actually doing the happy dance. The book arrived yesterday and I could barely open the package because of all the excitement.

Here's the blurb:

To me, this book represents pure escapism -- it will make a great book to take on vacation with you. There are lots of juicy storylines including ones dealing with adultery, addictions, and criminal behavior. The book is filled with enough scandals that it should appeal to the voyeur in all of us!

Most of you probably know that I think the world of Kathy at Bermudaonion's Weblog. She is such a terrific friend that she actually texted me from Target earlier this week when she saw the book and the quote. She actually said that she was showing off the book to other people in the store -- to the point of embarrassing her son! She is just the best to want to share in my happiness!

And just to let you know that this hasn't gone straight to my head, my husband has managed to keep me grounded. When my daughter and I told him that I had a "blurb" in the front of a book, he said, "What's a blurb?"

Would you like to win a copy of A SUMMER AFFAIR? I have three copies to giveaway courtesy of Hachette! Just leave a comment with your e-mail telling me your favorite summertime beverage. To double or triple your chances, you can blog and/or tweet about this contest with a link back to this post. This contest will be open until July 8th at 11:59 p.m. EST; and I will notify the winners the following day. This contest is open to those of you with U.S. or Canada mailing addresses only -- no p.o. boxes please. Good luck!

111 comments:

Literate Housewife said...

Congratulations!!!!! I am going to have to go and look at the book! I don't have a chance to win a permanent copy of your blurb at home, too. :) My favorite summer drink is the Strawberry Daiquiri. I could drink them until I fall over, so it's good I have no earthly idea how to make them. :)

Congratulations again!!! I'm off to tweet to your success!

Katrina V said...

My favorite summertime beverage is a glass of cold, cold, cold ice water to quench my thirst, hydrated and cool! :)

Book Club Girl said...

Woo hoo!! Congratulations!! That is so awesome.

Marci said...

Congrats!!!

Jen said...

Very cool! My favorite summertime beverage is plain and simple-- a nice, cold glass of water!
jpetroroy@gmail.com

I'm also going to tweet about this

bermudaonion said...

Don't enter me. I am so excited about your blurb!!! I was showing it to everyone in Target's book department and telling them they needed to buy the book because it's recommended by a friend of mine. Vance thought I was totally crazy.

Meghan said...

Congratulations!! That's so awesome.

Trish Ryan said...

That's so cool! Big congrats!

I should be embarrassed to admit this, but my favorite summer drink is one I had in Montreal. I can't remember what they called it (I think it was something obscene) but it was a mixture of Bailey's, vodka, and...Yoohoo.

Chocolate milk for grown ups :)

Karlie said...

I can't wait to see the book in person! My favorite summer drink is unsweetened iced tea.

MLo said...

That is so exciting! Congratulations on your quote. Personally for the summer I love Shirley Temples, they're fizzing and pink which always makes me feel summery!

The Reader said...

My favorite summer drink is a nice cold glass of white wine, preferably being drunk within view of some lovely water (or a beach!).

ratskellarreads@gmail.com

Lauren said...

Congrats! That's really awesome!!

Jenny Mick said...

My favorite summertime drink is strawberry lemonade (and it has to be ice cold!!!)

Jo-Jo said...

Congratulations...that is so exciting for you! My favorite summertime beverage is a strawberry margarita! yum.
joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

Becky W. said...

Contrats! How awesome is that! I'd love to win!

Thanks!

kysmom02 AT hotmail DOT com

bookworm said...

I'm a lemonade gal. I drink it all year round but it seems to taste best in the heat of the summer.

writemeg said...

No need to enter me -- I read and loved this novel last summer! I just wanted to say congrats -- that is too exciting! :)

scottsgal said...

I like crystal light lemonade or fruit punch with lots of ice!

msboatgal at aol.com

Barb said...

Congratulations on being quote! What an exciting thing.
My favorite summer drink is a margarita. The tartness and salt is so refreshing and alluring to taste.

I would love to win the book. It looks like a great summer read.

I will tweet about it at "pine1211".

Thanks.

Barb

bstilwell12 AT comcast Dot net

Aimee said...

Great news about the blurb. My fav summer drink is definitely an ice cold Corona with lime! Thanks for the contest!

Toystory said...

Absolutely ICE cold... Diet Coke.

throuthehaze said...

count me in!
My fave summer drink is lemonade

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

LoveMyCoffee said...

Congrats to you! My favorite summer time drink is a Cinnamon Dolce Latte from Starbucks. I am a coffee nut.

Please enter me

Dutchlvr1(at)aol(dot)com

Beth F said...

Congrats! I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOO Happpppppppy for you. That is just greatest!

nfmgirl said...

Oh, I guess that would have to be a Ruby Relaxer. One of those, and I'm out cold at the end of a long, hot summer day!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

MoziEsmé said...

Congrats! And that drink would be an icee, or slurpee, or slushy, or whatever brand the store happens to sell...

Krissy said...

Iced strawberry tea!
knimblett@gmail.com

chey said...

Hi!
Congratulations!
My favourite summer drink is usweetened ice tea with lemon or lime.

chey127 at hotmail dot com

trishalynn0708 said...

My favorite summertime beverage is Iced Tea. The sweeter the better.. mm..

lovestoread0708(at)yahoo(dot)com

ANovelMenagerie said...

I'm so glad that I have a famous friend, now! Congrats.

Non-alcoholic beverage is definitely iced tea...esp. green iced tea.

Favorite summer alcoholic beverage would be margaritas!

Sheri
A Novel Menagerie

Bonnie said...

Congrats Julie!! That is awesome!

My favorite summer drink is peach or raspberry iced tea, on the rocks!

holdenj said...

Well, I sure know what a blurb is and a big congratulations to you! How exciting! I would love to be able to read your blurb and the book!

My fave summer drink is an icy cold can of Diet Coke.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

JHolden955 (at) gmail (dot) com

Dixie said...

That is wonderful! My favorite summer drink is ice cold mineral water with lemon.

southrngal(at)gmail(dot)com

miriamparker said...

So happy for you! I agree with Sheri on the drink choices, boozy and non. :)

Kohinoor said...

Summertime is the perfect excuse for mango lassis!!

sardonic28@aol.com

Michele P. said...

my favorite summer beverage:

alcoholic bev = strawberry margarita

non-alcoholic bev = lemonade with lots of ice!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Katrina V said...

Blogged.

http://katrina-v.blogspot.com/2009/06/giveaways.html

Katrina V said...

Tweet.

http://twitter.com/katt_v/statuses/2317867196

heatherlo said...

oh my goodness, that is so exciting, congratulations!! My favorite summer beverage has to be a margarita. There's nothing quite like sitting outside at a nice restaurant with a margarita and chips and salsa in the summer time! :)

elaing8 said...

please enter me in the giveaway.

Favorite summer drink is iced tea or iced coffee.

elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

Jen - Devourer of Books said...

Hooray! Congratulations!

Cheryl said...

Wow a Big Congrats to you. That is terrific

My favorite summer drink are Margaritas

Seaside Book worm said...

That is so cool to make your quote on the paperback. Congrats. I already have a copy of Summer Affair. Please don't enter me. My favorite drink is from Starbucks Strawberries and Creme.

Pam said...

I'm a big fan of a good margarita. Luckily, I'm married to a bartender so it's not an unattainable goal! Of course, I also enjoy a nice cold beer on a hot summer day...

melacan at hotmail dot com

Sister Honey Bunch said...

Gin and Tonic, extra lime please!

judimaloney@gmail.com

The Book Resort said...

Congratulations!

Laura said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Laura said...

Nothing says summer like a pina colada!

Congrats on your blurb!!

-Laura
laurap99@yahoo.com

Lee said...

Thanks for this awesome giveaway. Count me in please. My favorite summertime drink is ice tea with lemon.
chinook92@gmail.com

Fiona said...

OMG that is so exciting to have a blurb in a real live book!!! Congrats and I can only hope that one day it might happen to me!

Marjorie said...

My favourite summer drink is a tall
glass of ice tea, simple yes, but
refreshing, thank you for a great
giveaway.

Jen C said...

Congratulations!! How exciting to have a part of your review in print!
My favorite summer drink is homemade lemonade!
I posted your contest on my blog at
http://readinginwbl.blogspot.com/2009/06/this-book-looks-like-fun-summer-read.html

Natalie said...

congrats & thanks for the giveaway! my fave beverage in the summer would be a mojito or a root beer float :)

natalie.mclaury@gmail.com

Serena said...

This is wonderful news! Congrats. I haven't read this one yet, but it sounds like a must read for the beach.

Favorite drink for the summer is peach ice tea. I just love it.

Congrats again!

Aimala said...

My favorite summertime drink is an Arnold Palmer - a mixture of lemonade & iced tea. But if we're talking alcoholic, I love frozen mudslides, daiquiris or margaritas! :o)

Congratulations on the blurb, that's fantastic, definitely worth bragging about!

Amy
Aimala02@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Wow! thanks for this contest! My favorite summertime beverage is a nice cold Iced Tea with mint leaves and oranges.. yum!
Michelle80118@gmail.com
www.spoonfulofchocolate.etsy.com

Melanie said...

How cool to have a book blub! Congratulations. The best summer drink is iced tea with lemon. Second best is a margarita. Ah.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Congratulations, my friend!! You are on your way. (Just don't ask me where you're going!)

No need to enter me, of course. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

Jo-Jo said...

I blogged about the contest here.
joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

tetewa said...

Ice cold bottle of beer for me! tWarner419@aol.com

Marie said...

Congrats! I love Iced Tea when it's really hot outside :-)

marielay@gmail.com

purplg8r said...

Congrats!! My favorite summer drink is a BBC..its like a pina colada but banana flavored.! Please enter me! And I blogged about the contest here
belle2211@yahoo.com

Shon said...

Please enter me as well. My favorite summer drink is a tall glass of ice cold lemonade.

Shonda

shonm428@gmail.com

Shon said...

Congrats on your quote! How exciting. I blogged about your contest here:

http://memybookandthecouch.blogspot.com/2009/06/summer-affair-book-giveaway.html

Shonda

shonm428@gmail.com

Jake Lsewhere said...

My favourite summer drinks are iced coffees, I even make special ices out of coffee so they won't lose their flavour as it melts.

This looks like a good read, please enter me into this drawing.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

Nicole said...

That's so awesome that you are quoted! Congrats!

Jake Lsewhere said...

I've also blogged about this giveaway here.

Thanks,
jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

Holly said...

Awesome about your blurb! Woo hoo!!

This one looks good. In the summer, I love a cold glass of ice water, but on some days, a cold glass of Coke just hits the spot, too.

carolsnotebook said...

That's so cool!

My favorite summer drink is pink lemonade.

carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

ossmcalc said...

My favorite summertime drink is homemade lemonade. And yes, I would love to win this book.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

Trippy Momma said...

I would love a copy of this book. My favorite summertime drink is Strawberry lemonade! It's so yummy.

Toastysouls@yahoo.com

Trippy Momma said...

I twitted it: http://twitter.com/Trippy_Bitch/statuses/2350303028

Trippy Momma said...

blogged it: http://is-it-naptime-yet.blogspot.com/2009/06/great-summer-read-for-free.html

CherylS22 said...

My favorite summertime drink is fresh brewed iced tea with lemon & lots of ice.

Please count me in - Thanks!
megalon22[at]yahoo[dot]com

enyl said...

my favorite summer beverage is half hand-squeezed lemonade and half home brewed ice tea

gaby317 said...

congratulations!

my favorite summertime drinks are iced tea, lemonade and iced coffee

gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

Sue W. said...

Wow!! that is terrific! Congrats.

My favorite summer drink, or drink anytime for that matter is Diet Coke.
roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

Sue W. said...

I posted this giveaway on my blog at:
http://gourdcrafter.blogspot.com/
roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

Sue W. said...

I twittered this giveaway. My tweet is kona15hilo

nfmgirl said...

I blogged it:

http://cerebralgirl.blogspot.com/2009/06/book-giveaways-in-blogworld-06-27-09.html

Anonymous said...

My favourite summertime beverage is ice cold lemonade...Congratulations....

Karen
kmkuka(at)yahoo(dot)com

etirv said...

Just a glass of cold water!

Kitten22 said...

OMG! Congrats on the quote! Awesome!!

This looks great! Please enter me!

My favorite beverage is iced tea.

BookcrossingKitten22 AT gmail DOT com

Kitten22 said...

I tweeted about this!

http://twitter.com/BookingKitten22

BookcrossingKitten22 AT gmail DOT com

Carlene said...

My favorite summer time beverage is Diet Dr. Pepper. That is my anytime favorite beverage. Please inlcude me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Carlene
iluvreading(at)verizon.net

Belinda M said...

Long Island Iced Tea is my favorite drink in the summertime



Please include me in your giveaway.

Canadian Contests, Freebies, Coupons, Deals, Games and Chat - join us at CoolCanucks.ca


bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anita Yancey said...

My favorite drink in summer is sweet ice tea. Please enter me. Thanks for having this giveaway.

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Kristina said...

Congrats!!! That would be so cool =) My favorite summertime beverage is Diet Pepsi in a glass with lots of ice to cool me down!

luckistarr4 AT gmail DOT com

Kristina said...

I tweeted =)

luckistarr4

Alyce said...

Congratulations! That is so awesome!

My favorite summer beverage is strawberry lemonade. I can't wait until the fourth of July festival at our park - the vendors there have the best strawberry lemonade! :)

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Emma said...

Congratulations!! My favorite summertime beverage is milk or Sprite. Please enter me.
augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com. Thanks for having this contest.

Kristi said...

Congrats on your blurb! My husband would probably say the same thing though...

My fave summertime drink - daytime it would be iced tea - nighttime - margarita on the rocks with salt!

kherbrand at comcast dot net

Allison said...

Favorite non-alcoholic summer drink is fresh brewed ice tea with lots of ice! For something with a kick I like a mojito!
allygotts567[at]hotmail[dot]com

Debbie said...

Favorite summer drink is water. Nothing better than ice cold water!

Debbie
dcf_beth at verizon dot net

Neas Nuttiness said...

Cherry Limeade - Yum.
Thanks

libneas[at]aol[dot]com

Jenna said...

This book looks awesome.. went to B&N to check it out the other day and saw your review! So cool!
My favorite summer drink is lemonade.. fresh squeezed.. or Summer Shandy (a refreshing beer with a hint of lemonade)
papajm25[at]gmail.com

MaMa said...

I'd love to read this book while sipping my favorite summertime drink - Pina Coladas! Thanks for hosting. Looks like a great summer read.
Lisa

MaMa said...

I tweeted here http://twitter.com/Mistyfuji/status/2495765878
Lisa

silverneon2000 said...

Congrats.
I would have to say i drink lots of water. It is good for you and it is refreshing and it cleans out your system.

silverneon2000 at yahoo dot com

http://twitter.com/silverneon2000

follow and subscribe

Darcy said...

Congrats!

My favorite summertime drink is a margarita.

dlodden(at)frontiernet.net

ChristyJan said...

How neat! Congrats!

My favorite summertime drink is a cold Diet Dr. Pepper served over lots and lots of ice.

hawkes(at)citlink.net

Patti said...

My favorite summer drink is Paradise Ice tea (unsweetened).

budletsmom at yahoo dot com

Anna said...

Congrats! How cool!

My favorite summertime drink is a cherry slush. Thanks for the giveaway!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Anonymous said...

My favorite beverage is icetea and vodka
please enter me
reneetaylor@sympatico.ca

Jenny N. said...

For the summertime, I like to drink iced tea

jen4777[at]hotmail.com

*Heather* said...

I love ice water!

*Heather* said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/_HeatherAnne_/status/2543838366

esther said...

My favorite beverage is iced tea.

Rosemary said...

I like a sweet lemonade with a mint leaves served icy cold. It's very refreshing.

Summer Affair sound like a wonderful read. Please add me to your drawing.

OcalaRose(at)aol(dot)com

enyl said...

My favorite summer beverage is Planter's Punch
enyl(at)inbox(dot)com

enyl said...

My favorite summer beverage is Planter's Punch
enyl(at)inbox(dot)com