Friday, March 4, 2011

Fabulous Friday Freebies: A Month's Worth of Chick Lit Giveaways

I thought being Friday and all I would offer you something new, exciting and fun: an entire month's worth of FREE chcik lit book giveaways. Enter Today!! See all the details and links below. Have a great weekend everyone.

Bollywood Confidential by Sonia Singh
After seven years of slogging through film roles too embarrassing to mention, twenty-eight-year-old struggling L.A. actress Raveena Rai has finally been offered a lead! A potentially career-making turn in a major Hollywood epic, perhaps? A meaty part in a serious drama with Oscar® written all over it? Not! To Raveena's great dismay (and her mother's delight) she's flying off to India to star in a new Bollywood extravaganza. Oh well, a lead is a lead, after all. Never mind that it's a million humid degrees in Bombay, the Los Angeles of the East; that she has to live with a wacko distant uncle who sleeps under furniture and is the most stressed-out wannabe swami on the continent; that her director is a lecherous hack and his movie has the potential of being the very worst flick ever made anywhere! At least Raveena's leading man is the supremely sexy Siddharth, Bollywood's biggest star. But while their on-screen chemistry is electric-hot, off-screen the arrogant hunk treats her with total disdain ... or, worse still, ignores her. Raveena's one consolation is that things couldn't possibly get any worse. Oh yeah? Want to bet? Lights, camera, action!
Released December 16, 2008
Hook, Line and Single by Marcia King-Gramble
HOOK--As in hook up. For newly divorced Roxanne Ingram, it's a new age of speed dating, singles parties and noncommittal encounters. Frankly, it's all a little awkward for a successful businesswoman about to hit the big four-0.LINE--What's your screen name, Web site or text-messaging address? Is anyone out there over twenty-five? What about roses, candlelight and a lover who wants endless tomorrows?SINGLE--Relax, it's just a state of mind.Between keeping her business afloat, coping with a teenage daughter and lying awake fantasizing about the mysterious and sexy new client who wants her to watch his cat, Roxanne feels like a fish out of water. Luckily, she's got courage, faith and a mind of her own. Boldly going where only singles dare to go, she braves the holiday fixups, the flirty singles theme parties and the wild world of online dating. Still, Roxanne dreams of the kind of man who makes love easy. And maybe, just maybe, he's out there looking for her...
Released June 28, 2005
Hot Tamara by Mary Castillo
Tamara Contreras will never again settle for unmemorable sex. Her long-time boyfriend may look perfect to her traditional Mexican American parents - something Tamara never has been - but at twenty-six she wants more from life than marriage and motherhood. So in front of everyone, Tamara does the unthinkable: She turns down her boyfriend's unexpected marriage proposal and leaves home for L.A.
Tamara thinks she's got the single girl-in-the-city thing down, until she runs into Will Benavides, the former high school bad boy turned firefighter. If Tamara's parents had known how Will lit up her teenage fantasies, she'd have been shipped off to the nuns for sure! Now Will wants to make those fantasies come true permanently.
When an unexpected opportunity lands in her lap and Tamara has to choose between the career and the man of her dreams, she wonders if maybe la familia was right after all...
Released February 1, 2005
3 Books; 1 Winner; Ends March 5, 2011

Born Under a Lucky Moon by Dana Precious (US/Canada)
Born Under a Lucky Moon is the tale of two very important (but distant) years in the lives of Jeannie Thompson and her (embarrassing, crazy) colorful family members to whom “things” just seem to happen. From the Great Lakes of Michigan to Los Angeles and back again, it is a story of surprise marriages, a renegade granny, a sprinkler system cursed by the gods, and myriad other factors Jeannie blames for her full-tilt, out-of-control existence. But it’s also about good surprises—like an unexpected proposal that might just open Jeannie’s eyes to her real place among the people she loves most in the world . . . the same ones she ran far away from to begin with.
Released February 1, 2011
1 Copy; Ends March 5, 2011

The Hating Game by Talli Roland (Debut Author!) (UK Only)
When man-eater Mattie Johns agrees to star on a dating game show to save her ailing recruitment business, she’s confident she’ll sail through to the end without letting down the perma-guard she’s perfected from years of her love ‘em and leave ‘em dating strategy. After all, what can go wrong with dating a few losers and hanging out long enough to pick up a juicy £50,000 prize? Plenty, Mattie discovers, when it’s revealed that the contestants are four of her very unhappy exes. Can Mattie confront her past to get the prize money she so desperately needs, or will her exes finally wreak their long-awaited revenge? And what about the ambitious TV producer whose career depends on stopping her from making it to the end? Who will win The Hating Game?
Release Date: March 9, 2011
2 Copies; Ends March 6, 2011

The Secret Lives of Dresses by Erin McKean (Debut Author!) (UK Only)
Dora is in love with a man who barely notices her, has a job she doesn’t care about, and dresses entirely for comfort, not style. All a far cry from her vivid, eccentric childhood, growing up with her beloved grandmother Mimi.
However, when disaster strikes, Dora knows she has no choice but to return to her childhood home and take over running Mimi’s vintage clothing shop. And there she makes a surprising discovery – Mimi’s been writing stories to accompany every dress she sells. Romantic, heartbreaking tales about each one’s secret life before it got to her shop...
Dora starts to matchmake these lonely frocks with new owners, but will the stories help her as well? Trading her boring high street clothes for vintage glamour is one thing. What she needs to know is whether she can trade her safe old life – and love – for something better too?
Released January 6, 2011
1 Copy; Ends March 6, 2011

Something About You by Julie James
Staying overnight in a luxury hotel, Assistant US Attorney Cameron Lynde overhears a high-profile murder involving a US Senator. Special Agent Jack Pallas is assigned to the investigation - the same Jack Pallas who still blames her for nearly ruining his career three years ago. Now the pair will have to put their rocky past behind them, focus on the case at hand - and smother the flame of their sizzling-hot sexual tension.
Released March 2, 2010
1 Copy; Ends March 8, 2011

Skipping A Beat by Sarah Pekkanen
Julia and Michael meet in high school in their small, poverty-stricken West Virginia hometown. Both products of difficult childhoods -- Julia’s father is a compulsive gambler and Michael’s mother abandoned his family when he was a young boy – they find a sense of safety and mutual understanding in each other. Shortly after graduation they flee West Virginia to start afresh. Now thirty-somethings, they are living a rarified life in their multi-million-dollar,Washington D.C. home. From the outside it all looks perfect – Julia has become a highly sought-after party planner, while Michael has launched a wildly successful flavored water company that he sold for $70 million.
But one day Michael stands up at the head of the table in his company's boardroom -- then silently crashes to the floor. More than four minutes later, a portable defibrillator manages to jump-start his heart. Yet what happened to Michael during those lost minutes forever changes him. Money is meaningless to him now - and he wants to give it all away to charity. A prenuptial agreement that Julia insisted upon back when Michael's company was still struggling means she has no claim to his fortune, and now she must decide: should she walk away from the man she once adored, but who truthfully became a stranger to her long before his near-death experience - or should she give in to her husband's pleas for a second chance and a promise of a poorer but happier life?
Released February 22, 2011
1 Copy; Ends March 8, 2011

The Secret Lives of Dresses by Erin McKean (Debut Author!)
‘Every dress has a story.
Let me tell you mine...’
Dora is in love with a man who barely notices her, has a job she doesn’t care about, and dresses entirely for comfort, not style. All a far cry from her vivid, eccentric childhood, growing up with her beloved grandmother Mimi.
However, when disaster strikes, Dora knows she has no choice but to return to her childhood home and take over running Mimi’s vintage clothing shop. And there she makes a surprising discovery – Mimi’s been writing stories to accompany every dress she sells. Romantic, heartbreaking tales about each one’s secret life before it got to her shop...
Dora starts to matchmake these lonely frocks with new owners, but will the stories help her as well? Trading her boring high street clothes for vintage glamour is one thing. What she needs to know is whether she can trade her safe old life – and love – for something better too?
A captivating and enchanting novel for every girl who knows that the right dress can change your life. By the author of the popular blog www.dressaday.com
Released January 6, 2011
5 Copies; Ends March 8, 2011

If You Were Here by Jen Lancaster (Her First FICTION Novel!)
Told in the uproariously entertaining voice readers have come to expect from Jen Lancaster, If You Were Here follows Amish-zombie-teen- romance author Mia and her husband Mac (and their pets) through the alternately frustrating, exciting, terrifying-but always funny-process of buying and renovating their first home in the Chicago suburbs that John Hughes's movies made famous. Along their harrowing renovation journey, Mia and Mac get caught up in various wars with the homeowners' association, meet some less-than-friendly neighbors, and are joined by a hilarious cast of supporting characters, including a celebutard ex- landlady. As they struggle to adapt to their new surroundings- with Mac taking on the renovations himself- Mia and Mac will discover if their marriage is strong enough to survive months of DIY renovations.
Release date: May 3, 2011
40 Copies; Ends March 8, 2011

Everleigh in NYC by Cathleen Holst (Debut Author!) (US/Canada ONLY)
Cheating boyfriend aside, Everleigh Carlisle picks up the shattered pieces of her life, determined to put them back together. On a whim, Everleigh and her BFF Christina visit a voodoo priestess while celebrating Mardi Gras in the Big Easy, where an unspoken wish is granted, unknowingly altering the course of Everleigh's life. Two years later, her dreams are set to come true when she lands her dream job as a columnist for New York's premiere fashion magazine, Trés Magnifique. Everleigh's life quickly becomes complicated when her ex re-declares his love for her, and she meets Robert Cates, only to discover three things: 1)She is extremely attracted to him. 2) She has the bizarre ability to hear his thoughts. 3) He is her new boss. Everleigh takes a long awaited bite from the Big Apple, but are her eyes bigger than her appetite?
Released November 1, 2010
1 Copy; Ends March 10, 2011

Love Letters by Katie Fforde (US Only)
With the bookshop where she works about to close, Laura Horsley, in a moment of uncharacteristic recklessness, finds herself agreeing to help organise a literary festival deep in the heart of the English countryside. But her initial excitement is rapidly followed by a mounting sense of panic when reality sinks in and she realises just how much work is involved - especially when an innocent mistake leads the festival committee to mistakenly believe that Laura is a personal friend of the author at the top of their wish-list. Laura might have been secretly infatuated with the infamous Dermot Flynn ever since she studied him at university, but travelling to Ireland to persuade the notorious recluse to come out of hiding is another matter. Determined to rise to the challenge she sets off to meet her literary hero. But all too soon she's confronted with more than she bargained for - Dermot the man is maddening, temperamental and up to his ears in a nasty case of writer's block. But he's also infuriatingly attractive - and, apparently, out to add Laura to his list of conquests.
Released June 9, 2009
1 Copy; Ends March 11, 2011

Chocolate & Vicodin: My Quest for Relief from the Headache that Wouldn’t Go Away by Jeanette Fulda
Jennette Fulda went to bed on February 17, 2008, with a headache, and more than three years later, it still hasn’t gone away. Yes, she’s tried everything: intravenous drugs, chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, subliminal messaging, marijuana (for medical purposes only), heavy drinking (which just made it hurt more), and lots and lots of chocolate. A pint of ice cream makes her feel better, but her insurance doesn’t cover mint chocolate chip.
In this painfully honest, smart, and funny memoir, the popular PastaQueen.com blogger who chronicled her nearly two hundred pound weight loss in Half-Assed shares her incredible journey to find relief from a chronic headache. As she visits countless doctors, indulges all manner of unsolicited advice from the Internet, and investigates every possible cause, from a brain tumor to a dead twin living in her brain, Jennette considers what it means to suffer, how to live with pain, and why the best treatment might be the simplest: laughter.
Released February 22, 2011
3 Copies, Ends March 12, 2011

The Fiche Room by Suzie Carr
Emma is about to wed her college sweetheart, a bright, well respected guy who is slated to become president of her father's company. All the plans are in motion. Her life is set. Until Haley crashes into her life. Haley is refreshing, vivacious and turns Emma's world upside-down. With Haley, Emma finds her true self --a sexy, confident woman who doesn't want to give up the sweet taste of true attraction and love. But does she have the courage to hurt and disappoint all those around her?
Released February 14, 2011
20 Copies; Ends March 12, 2011

Sweet Valley Confidential: 10 Years Later by Francine Pascal
Now with this striking new adult novel from author and creator Francine Pascal, millions of devoted fans can finally return to the idyllic Sweet Valley, home of the phenomenally successful book series and franchise. Iconic and beloved identical twins Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield are back and all grown up, dealing with the complicated adult world of love, careers, betrayal, and sisterhood.
Release Date: March 29, 2011
100 Copies; Ends March 14, 2011

The Little Women Letters by Gabrielle Donnelly
With her older sister planning a wedding and her younger sister launching a career on the London stage, Lulu can’t help but feel like the failure of the Atwater family. Lulu adores her sisters and wants nothing but the best for them, but finds herself in a rut, working dead-end jobs with no romantic prospects in sight. When her mother asks her to find a cache of family recipes in the attic, Lulu stumbles across a collection of letters written by her great-great grandmother, Josephine March. In her letters, Jo writes in delicious detail about love, life, and her beloved sisters: Amy’s many boyfriends, Meg’s new home and family, Beth’s illness and their shared grief over losing her too soon. As Lulu delves into the lives and secrets of the March sisters, she finds solace and guidance in the letters—but can the words of her great-great grandmother help Lulu find a place for herself in a world so different from the one that Jo knew? Although times have changed, the fierce—and often infuriating—bond of sisterhood links the Atwater women just as firmly as the March sisters.
As uplifting and essential as Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, Gabrielle Donnelly’s The Little Women Letters will speak to anyone who’s ever fought with a sister, fallen in love with a fabulous pair of shoes, or wondered what on earth life had in store for them.
Release Date: June 7, 2011
10 Copies; Ends March 15, 2011

Daughters-In-Law by Joanna Trollope
As Anthony and Rachel Brinkley welcome their third daughter-in-law to the family, they don’t quite realize the profound shift that is about to take place. For different reasons, the Brinkleys’ two previous daughters-in-law hadn’t been able to resist Rachel’s maternal control and Anthony’s gentle charm and had settled into their husbands’ family without rocking the boat.
But Charlotte—very young, very beautiful, and spoiled—has no intention of falling into step with the Brinkleys and wants to establish her own household. Soon Rachel’s sons begin to think of their own houses as home and of their mother’s house as simply the place where their parents live—a necessary and inevitable shift of loyalties that threatens Rachel’s sense of herself, breaks Anthony’s heart, and causes unexpected consequences in all the marriages. Then a crisis brings these changes to the surface, and everyone has to learn what family love means all over again.
Release Date: April 5, 2011
10 Copies; Ends March 15, 2011

Everleigh in NYC by Cathleen Holst (Debut Author!) (US/Canada ONLY)
Cheating boyfriend aside, Everleigh Carlisle picks up the shattered pieces of her life, determined to put them back together. On a whim, Everleigh and her BFF Christina visit a voodoo priestess while celebrating Mardi Gras in the Big Easy, where an unspoken wish is granted, unknowingly altering the course of Everleigh's life. Two years later, her dreams are set to come true when she lands her dream job as a columnist for New York's premiere fashion magazine, Trés Magnifique. Everleigh's life quickly becomes complicated when her ex re-declares his love for her, and she meets Robert Cates, only to discover three things: 1)She is extremely attracted to him. 2) She has the bizarre ability to hear his thoughts. 3) He is her new boss. Everleigh takes a long awaited bite from the Big Apple, but are her eyes bigger than her appetite?
Released November 1, 2010
1 Copy; Ends March 17, 2011

So Much Closer by Susan Colasanti
When Brooke's crush, Scott, moves from their suburban town to New York City, she decides to follow him there. Living with her formerly estranged dad and adapting to a new school are challenging, and things go from bad to worse when Brooke learns that Scott already has a girlfriend. But as she builds her new life, Brooke begins to discover a side of herself she never knew existed. And as she finds out, in the city that never sleeps, love can appear around any corner...
Release Date: May 3, 2011
1 Copy; Ends March 25, 2011

The American Heiress: A Novel by Daisy Goodwin
Beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, the wealthiest debutante in America, is spirited away from the glamour and comfort of her Park Avenue mansion and suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham, mistress of Lulworth Castle, married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England. As Cora is soon to discover, nothing in this strange new world is quite as it seems. Her handsome new husband is withdrawn and secretive; the English social scene is stuffed with pitfalls and traps; and there are increasingly dangerous forces at work, people who wish she'd never met Ivo in the first place. THE AMERICAN HEIRESS is a dazzling debut novel from Daisy Goodwin, whose brilliant new voice is reminiscent of Henry James, Edith Wharton, and Kate Morton
Release Date: June 21, 2011
100 Copies; Ends March 30, 2011

**Covers and synopses provided by Goodreads**

4 comments:

  1. Wow! thanks for the heads up on so many awesome giveaways :D

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  2. Yes, indeed, those are some great giveaways...
    You have highlighted a number of titles that really interest me and that I didn't know about (in particular the Little Women one and Love Letters)...Thanks!

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  3. You're very welcome! I get so excited when I see free giveaways from some of my favorite authors so I just thought I'd share with everyone since there are just so many going on:)

    PS I noticed on another chick lit site I love - Chick Lit Central: The Blog (there's a link on my profile if you need it) - they also post a list of strictly chick lit giveaways all over the internet so if I missed any, you can check over there as well!

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  4. You pick amazing covers and fun reads thanks for sharing them with us!

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