Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Jane Porter - She's Gone Country

Thanks to Jane's publisher, I have five, yes five copies to giveaway of She's Gone Country.

This contest is open to USA and Canadian residents only. To win a copy I want you to help me get the buzz out. For everything you do to help get the word out, you'll receive additional chances to win a copy of the book.

Post this contest on your website, blog, Facebook or Twitter. Come back here and post the link and your email. This contest will end September 30, 2010. Please don't forget to post your email so that I can contact you!

Book Description:

Shey Darcy, a 39-year-old former top model for Vogue and Sports Illustrated led a charmed life in New York City with a handsome photographer husband until the day he announced he'd fallen in love with someone else. Left to pick up the pieces of her once happy world, Shey decides to move back home to Texas with her three teenage sons. Life on the family ranch, however, brings with it a whole new host of dramas starting with differences of opinion with her staunch Southern Baptist mother, her rugged but overprotective brothers, and daily battles with her three sons who are also struggling to find themselves. Add to the mix Shey's ex-crush, Dane Kelly, a national bullriding champ and she's got her hands full. It doesn't take long before Shey realizes that in order to reinvent herself, she must let go of an uncertain future and a broken past, to find happiness--and maybe love--in the present.

Meet Jane Porter:

Born in Visalia, California, I'm a small town girl at heart. I love central California's golden foothills, oak trees, and the miles of farmland. In my mind, there's nothing sweeter in the world than the heady fragrance of orange blossoms on a sultry summer night.

As a little girl I spent hours on my bed, staring out the window, dreaming of far off places, fearless knights, and happy-ever-after endings. In my imagination I was never the geeky bookworm with the thick coke-bottle glasses, but a princess, a magical fairy, a Joan-of-Arc crusader.

My parents fed my imagination by taking our family to Europe for a year when I was thirteen. The year away changed me (I wasn't a geek for once!) and overseas I discovered a huge and wonderful world with different cultures and customs. I loved everything about Europe, but felt especially passionate about Italy and those gorgeous Italian men (no wonder my very first Presents was Italian).

I confess, after that incredible year in Europe, the travel bug bit, and bit hard. I spent much of my high school and college years abroad, studying in South Africa, Japan and Ireland. South Africa remains a country of my heart, the people, the land and politics complex and heart-wrenching.

After my years of traveling and studying I had to settle down and earn a living. With my Bachelors degree from UCLA in American Studies, a program that combines American literature and American history, I've worked in sales and marketing, as well as a director of a non-profit foundation. Later I earned my Masters in Writing from the University of San Francisco and taught jr. high and high school English.

I now live in rugged Seattle, Washington with my three young sons. I never mind a rainy day, either, because that's when I sit at my desk and write stories about far-away places, fascinating people, and most importantly of all, love. I like a story with a happy ending. We all do.

More chances to win, follow Jane's Facebook page or Jane on Twitter and comments and/or comment on her blog. Don't forget to post your links for your additional chances.

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Jane is a personal favorite of mine. I love her Harlequin Presents and her women's fiction. My favorite women's fiction and her first was The Frog Prince. It was such an emotional read for me and I could identify with the story.

I have she's Gone Country on my tbr pile and I'm so looking forward to reading this book!


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Finding Perfect Twaunch Party (aka Twitter Launch Party)

On August 31 at 1 pm PST (2 pm MST, 3 pm CST, 4 pm EST... I think), I'm going to hold the Finding Perfect Twaunch Party with lots of prizes! That's a Twitter launch party. You can find me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/susanmallery.

I'll give away a book from my back list to lucky winners throughout the hour, plus a $25 Amazon e-gift card at the end of the hour. The book winners must have a U.S. mailing address and will win by participating in a fun online scavenger hunt. The gift card winner can be from anywhere in the world and will be chosen at random from all the tweeps who comment on the hashtag #findingperfect during the twaunch party hour!

Hope to see you there!