Thursday, July 1, 2010

GIVEAWAY: Barely A Lady by Eileen Dreyer - CLOSED

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Time seems to be on hyper-speed--happy 1st day of July everyone! On the spotlight today is...


The Author: Eileen Dreyer

Bio (taken from the Hachette website)
Born and raised in Brentwood, Missouri and a product of Catholic Schools, she lives in St. Louis County with husband Rick and her two children. She has animals but refuses to subject them to the glare of the limelight.
Dreyer won her first publishing award in 1987, being named the best new Contemporary Romance Author by Romantic Times. Since that time she has also garnered not only five other writing awards from Romantic Times, but five RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, which secures her only the fourth place in the Romance Writers of America prestigious Hall of Fame. Since extending her reach to suspense, she has also garnered a coveted Anthony Award nomination for her last paperback, Bad Medicine. She has over three million books in print world wide, and has made regular appearances on the Waldenbook and B.Dalton bestsellers list, and now the USA Today list.
Eileen is an addicted traveler, having sung in some of the best Irish pubs in the world, and admits she sees research as a handy way to salve her insatiable curiosity. She counts film producers, police detectives and Olympic athletes as some of her sources and friends. She's also trained in forensic nursing and death investigation, although she doesn't see herself actively working in the field, unless this writing thing doesn't pan out.

To learn more about Eileen's books, check out her website and follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

The Book: Barely a Lady

Blurb
(taken from the Hachette website)
Olivia Grace has secrets that could destroy her. One of the greatest of these is the Earl of Gracechurch, who married and divorced her five years earlier. Abandoned and disgraced, Grace has survived those years at the edge of respectability. Then she stumbles over Jack on the battlefield of Waterloo, and he becomes an even more dangerous secret. For not only is he unconscious, he is clad in an enemy uniform.

But worse, when Jack finally wakes in Olivia's care, he can't remember how he came to be on a battlefield in Belgium. In fact, he can remember nothing of the last five years. He thinks he and Olivia are still blissfully together. To keep him from being hanged for a traitor, Olivia must pretend she and Jack are still married.

To unearth the real traitors, Olivia and Jack must unravel the truth hidden within his faulty memory. To save themselves and the friends who have given them sanctuary, they must stand against their enemies, even as they both keep their secrets.

In the end, can they risk everything to help Jack recover his lost memories, even though the truth may destroy them both?
Do you want to win your very own copy of Barely a Lady?
Thanks to Anna and Hachette, I have 3 copies to give away.

For a chance to win leave a comment and answer the following: (mandatory)
Do you judge books by their cover? If you ever bought a book based on its cover, did it deliver or disappoint?

For additional chances to win: (optional)
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+2 for Old VISIBLE Followers
+1 for New VISIBLE Followers

Rules:
1. Only residents of the U.S. or Canada are eligible to win. No P.O. Boxes.
2. This giveaway will end on July 13 and the winners will be selected using random.org. The winners will be announced here on the blog soon after.
3. The winners are responsible for emailing me with their shipping address within 72 hours of the winner announcement post. I will select new winners if they fail to do so. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS.

Disclaimers: VERY IMPORTANT! Please read before entering!
1. This giveaway is being sponsored by Hachette Book Group and NOT Michelle and Leslie's Book Picks. If you win, you'll receive your book directly from Hachette.
2. Michelle and Leslie's Book Picks is in NO way for responsible for prizes that are not honored by the sponsor, dispersed in a timely manner, stolen, lost and/or damaged during transit.
3. Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks have the right to change or cancel this giveaway at any time without a prior notice.
4. Please make sure you understand the above disclaimers before entering. Thank you for entering and good luck!

40 comments:

  1. Don't enter my name in the giveaway. I just wanted to stop by and say I finished reading it today and really liked it! Can't wait to read the next in the series :)

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  2. I must admit that I do judge books by their covers..sometimes. Usually they are pretty good.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  3. I try not to judge books by their covers. I always like to give the book with the unappealing cover a chance...you never know what you will find. I do think though that a cover sets the tone for the book.
    I would love to win this book!

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  4. Although I enjoy a great book cover, I don't generally go by the cover when I decide whether or not to buy or read a book. I usually go by at least the blurb on the back, and most of the time, by word of mouth and reviews I've read. So no, I've never bought a book based solely on its cover, so I can't really answer whether or not it delivered. I can say that I've only read a very small number (less than 5) of books that I couldn't finish or would give a total thumbs down to. So either I'm really good at picking out books, or I'm just not that picky, LOL.
    I'm an old follower.

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  5. I have definitely judged a book by its cover and most of the time , if not all, it has delivered. I found the Time Travelers Wife and most recently, Sinful by Charlotte Featherstone this way.

    +2 old follower

    Thanks!

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  6. Oh gosh... Okay, I am a cover junkie. I do buy books based on their covers 99% of the time. I can count on one finger, the number of books that have let me down.
    Thanks for having this giveaway!

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  7. An author from my neck of the word, cool!

    Covers are usually the thing that gets me to pick up a book, but it is the description on the back or the book jacket that really helps me decide yay or nay.

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  8. I've definitely judged a book by its'cover of course I read the back to see if it would be what I'd like

    +2 old follower
    msboatgal at aol.com

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  9. I do tend to judge books by their cover. A good cover is what first catches my interest in a book. It usually turns out pretty good but I have had a couple disappointments.

    +2 old follower

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  10. I don't pay attention to the cover. I buy books after reading the blurb/excerpt or if someone I trust recommends it to me.

    old follower

    chey127 at hotmail dot com

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  11. I've had good and bad experiences with buying based on the cover. I think I'm usually taking more than just the picture/photo into account even if I don't realize it.

    Thanks for the chance!

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  12. Sorry, I forgot to add that I'm a new follower for an extra entry. Thanks again.

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  13. I do sometimes judge a book by the cover, but I try not to, sometimes it is so hard to resist a beautiful cover.
    dmkayes@gmail.com

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  14. I do love book covers but I tend to first read an excerpt or chapter to get a feel of the author's style before buying.

    +2 old follower

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  15. Yay! I want this book!!! Count me in.
    I'm a fairly new follower, do you mean today or recently?
    anyways, I'll say
    +1 New Follower
    +1 Tweeted: http://twitter.com/AGreatBook/status/17587307332

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  16. Never pay attention to covers.

    +2 Old follower!

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. A great cover will encourage me to pick up a book - but I only buy based on either reviews or the blurb on the back. Although I will admit to buying Larissa Ione's Demonica books, even though I've read them, just for the covers!
    +2 old follower

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  18. My initial curiosity about a book comes from the cover, but I read the back before I buy it. Because I've learned my lesson: Don't spend money on a book based on it's cover.
    +1 new follower

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  19. I very often judge a book by it's cover. Most of the time if the book has a good cover it ends up being a really good book, but there are always the exceptions of course.

    ayoung3360@hotmail.com

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  20. I'm an old follower

    ayoung3360@hotmail.com

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  21. I'm an old follower #2

    ayoung3360@hotmail.com

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  22. If I see a cover I like I will buy the book no matter what, I love bookcovers. Please include me in your giveaway. I am a follower.
    Thanks
    debbie
    debdesk9(at)verizon.net

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  23. I try not to judge based only on the cover, but it definitely happens. Recently I bought Insatiable by Meg Cabot after the cover caught my eye and it did not disappoint.

    cwilliams127 at gmail dot com

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  25. I'm a new follower.

    cwilliams127 at gmail dot com

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  26. I will pick up a book if it has a nice cover to see what it is about but the cover isn't the reason I buy. It is more about the back blurb and inside cover mini excerpt that gets me to buy a book.

    Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot}com

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  27. Yes, I do judge books by their covers, and usually when I do they are always good. I think I have only been disappointed once or twice.

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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  28. Old Visible Follower #1

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  29. Old Visible Follower #2

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  30. Eileen is a new to me Author but I have seen Barely a Lady on a few other blogs and loved the blurbs . I already put this book on my TRL.
    I look forward to reading it.
    I always am drawn to great covers but it's actually the excerpt and blurbs from the back and inside jacket that convince me to buy the book. As for my favorite Authors, they are automatic buys for me.
    Carol L.
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  31. I'm an old follower.
    Carol L.
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  32. Count me in on the giveaway. I often pick up books based on their covers. I think most often covers draw me in more than titles. I am a follower of your blog.

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  33. The older I get and the more romance/science fiction/fiction I read, the more I am beginning to be turned off altogether by covers. I think publishing houses rely on formulas to construct attractive covers to lure readers; I am sometimes shocked that the characters on the cover don't resemble the written description, or locations displayed don't match. (Incidentally, when this happens it makes the publishing house look ridiculous....don't they read the books they publish?) I have come to rely far more on the suggestions of friends and reviews from publications and blogs to point me in the direction of stories that will be entertaining and well constructed.

    I am an old follower.

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  34. I have bough a book by it's cover. But most of the time i buy them by who the author is.I am a follower. PEG360@HOTMAIL.COM

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  35. If the cover includes inside the jacket, yes. If you mean the image on the front, no, though it often catches my eye.
    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  36. I admit I do judge books by their covers. Sometimes I am disappointed. But friend haved loaned me books that I would have never picked by their covers and I have been pleasantly surprised.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

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  37. I do judge a book by its cover, but I am aware that all the glitters is not...a good book.

    tweeted
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  38. Do you judge books by their cover? If you ever bought a book based on its cover, did it deliver or disappoint?

    Yes I do. I actually bought an Eloisa James book because of the cover and now she is my favorite author!

    bambbles at gmail dot com

    :)

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