Friday, October 23, 2009

You want to win this!




I am SOOOOO Excited to be having this giveaway today!

Seriously-you have no idea.

Today's giveaway is a book. A book you scoff? Oh, no.....no scoffing! This is not only the most entertaining book I've read all year, but it's a first edition signed hardback copy.

HELLO!

This book:



I rarely buy books that are new releases, I usually wait until it's in paperback or hit up the library or borrow from a friend. But when the first chapter of The Hourglass Door landed in my inbox, I was hooked. I went out and bought this book-that day!

If you have not read it-you should! This was my "I'm laying out in the backyard soaking up the sun and reading something fun" book this summer. Though it only took me a couple of days to burn through it (couldn't put it down), so that necessitated reading it more than once. : )

Yep. My pages are showing wear, and it smells like coconut. The only thing that could have made it better would have been sitting on a beach while I read it.

A short time after I read The Hourglass Door, my husband then happened to run into Lisa Mangum (the author) at Costco on his lunch break. She was there doing a book signing. He knew I'd be bummed that I wasn't there, so he called me and handed her the phone! Ha! Funny guy. I commended her on the book, asked when the next one was coming out, and told her I'd love to give one away. She said, "sure, email me!" I figured she was just being nice, but thought I'd give it a shot anyway.

I was thrilled when she jumped on board last month and offered not only a copy of The Hourglass Door, but a signed first edition copy! Thanks Lisa! She's awesome. Now I just need to make it to one of her appearances so I can get my copy signed!

Back to the book.
Did you read Twilight?

Did you like it? You'll love this.
Did you hate it? You'll love this.

It's kind of "Twilight-ish", but totally not.

Yes people, there is talk that this is *gasp* better than Twilight. I know, I know, some of you are up in arms now, but give it a shot and find out for yourself!

Check out some of the reviews:

"The premise of the book sounded interesting, but I never imagined the adventure I'd find when I opened THE HOURGLASS DOOR. Abby and Dante's world is intoxicating and I didn't want to leave."
"The Hourglass Door has everything: a heroine who is genuine, strong, and lovable; an interesting and compelling love story; gorgeous language, fast pacing, and an intricate and exciting plot. For readers who have been waiting for the next book to sweep them off their feet-- this is it."

"If you're into losing track of time and absolutely drowning in a really good book I suggest this book (highly) for anyone."

And I'm loving this one!

Ok, so . . . I'm a guy. And guys aren't supposed to LIKE, let alone READ this kind of fiction book. Well, I haven't read TWILIGHT, but I did see the movie. However, I DID read THE HOURGLASS DOOR by Lisa Mangum. This is really a wonderfully creative story, and you really feel like to get to know and relate to the characters. Abby and Dante feel like real people, and I really cared about them and their growing relationship. I'm WAY out of high school age, but reading this story took me back to the emotions and experiences of that time. Lisa Mangum is a brilliant new writer, and I'm sharing this book . . . and her future books . . . with three of my daughters who love to read, and who love romantic fiction. I cannot tell you how MUCH I loved this book. Bravo, Lisa! I can't wait to read the next one!

So now one of you lucky readers get's your own copy! I have in my hands right now (ok, well not *right* now, it's hard to type while you're holding a book), your signed copy of The Hourglass Door!

All you gotta do is comment to enter!

Extra entries as usual (please leave a comment for each entry!):
*Tweet it
*FB it
*Blog this giveaway linking back here
*Be a follower
*Visit Leo's Dungeon! Huh? Lisa's site, Leo's Dungeon is named after a prominent hangout in the book-go check it out, drag through her blog, see the first peek at the follow-up book, The Golden Spiral.

Giveaway ends Thursday Oct 29th, midnight Mountain Time. Winner will be chosen using random.org and announced Friday Oct 30th.

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61 comments:

Laura said...

I always like a good book!!

Melissa said...

Sounds like a book I might like to ready. I posted a link on my blog. Thanks Catey!

Heidi said...

Wow... You mean it's an actual book for an ADULT? I might be able to read something other than "Giraffes Can't Dance" 529 times in one day??? That would be.... weird. ;)

mandy said...

This book sounds really great! I'm always looking for a good read.

Katy and Wes said...

Sounds like a good book. I'm going to have to check it out

Katy and Wes said...

Oh and I'm a follower

Katy and Wes said...

I just checked out Leo's Dungeon. So that makes three entries for me!

Heidi B C said...

Loving a good book giveaway!!!

Heidi B C said...

Posted about the giveaway on Facebook!

Heidi B C said...

I'm a follower!

Katie Stoddart said...

I am always up for another good book!!

Jen said...

I've never met a book I didn't like =)

Jen said...

And I'm a follower

Ave said...

I love books and reading.

Ave said...

I follow your blog.

Ave said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/MadeInCanarias/status/5106576269

Lisa said...

me, me ... pick me

Kerri said...

I would love a good book!

Cindi said...

I love books.

~LL~ said...

Um.....MEEEEEEEE!

Gonna FB and blog!

that's 3, right? ;)

~LL~ said...

Hey....left a FACEBOOK link!

Do you have a facebook again/now? If so....find me.

~LL~ said...

OK....blogged it. WOOT!

Coretta from Confetti said...

Oh pick me

Kaira said...

Commenting - because LL blogged about it.

Nicki said...

Sounds like a good book. I will link off of my blog!

Nicki said...

I'm now a follower...

Nicki said...

Put a link on my blog...

Deedles said...

Always love a good book!

Deedles said...

I'm a follower

TR said...

I've been looking for a good new book to read!

TR said...

I also posted on FB

justdawn said...

I never win anything. EVER...but I HAVE to win this for Rowan. HAVE to. :)

justdawn said...

And of course I'm a follower.

justdawn said...

And despite the fact that I am a twitter flunkie, I will tweet this.

justdawn said...

AND I will post this on my FB:)

Cassie said...

I've never heard of the book, but it sounds great. I'm always looking for something good to read!

Cassie said...

I posted a link of FB

Ruth Done said...

I can't wait to read it!

Katie said...

Sounds like a good book

Melinda said...

This sounds cool! I'm always up for a new read, and especially one you can sink into!

AJ said...

I always appreciate a new book... can't get enough!
:) I am a follower too!
THANKS CATEY!

mandy said...

I'm a follower too!

Geneve said...

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this giveaway! And if not, at least I found out about a book that I will HAVE to read!

Geneve said...

I posted about this giveaway on facebook!

Geneve said...

I blogged it...

Geneve said...

and I'm a follower...

Geneve said...

AND I checked out Leo's Dungeon. Fun website! Can't wait to read the book.

5Pack said...

I'm desperate for a good book.

Michelle Hunt said...

I'm always looking for new reading material!!!

Michelle Hunt said...

and I am a follower

Michelle Hunt said...

I visited Leo's Dungeon and enjoyed Lisa's blog! I'm excited to start her series.

Michael and Tiffany said...

When did you become a professional??

I never win ANYTHING!! (so how about this time you just select me and do the random selection next time)

Thought I would at least throw that idea out there :)

esche said...

pick me! I love good books.

esche said...

and i am a follower!!

esche said...

and i put it on FB.

Michelle Hunt said...

Happy Birthday Catey!!

Rheanna said...

No Shame! Happy Birthday Catey...Just remember, Justin is ALWAYS older than you!

mandy said...

Happy Birthday Catey!

Deedles said...

Happy Birthday Catey!

Katy and Wes said...

Happy Birthday on Monday!

justdawn said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Catey:)