Monday, April 20, 2009

A2A Giveaway Week: Coffee and Writing What You Love

Hi, Kate here, Miss Perfecting the Pages. As Monday's poster, I'm announcing our book giveaway this week, selected by Deena, Miss Subbing for Pubbing. Here's what she has to say about CONFESSIONS OF A TRIPLE SHOT BETTY (I love that title) and why we're giving it away this week:

Tina[Miss Delighted to Debut]'s debut, THE ESPRESSOLOGIST, will be in stores this fall! I had the pleasure of reading this book in a draft form and it had me smiling and laughing and wishing I'd come up with the cool concept of a barista who matches up couples based on their favorite coffee drinks. To get our A2A readers ready for some great coffee shop reading, we're giving away a copy of CONFESSIONS OF A TRIPLE SHOT BETTY by Jody Gehrman. Love triangles and a coffee shop with a really cute scratch and sniff coffee cover. What more can you ask for? (Except Tina's book to come out sooner! :))


To enter, just leave a comment on our blog as many days as you can this week, and for each comment you'll be entered to win CONFESSIONS OF A TRIPLE SHOT BETTY! For example, comment Monday through Friday, and you're entered 5 times to win. Winner will be posted Saturday. Got it? Now comment away!

Thanks, Deena!

Tina loves coffee. Like, a lot. I think it's so cool that she found a way to take that enthusiasm for something and make it a big part of a novel. When I think of my hobbies and interests, I can't get them to be so, well, hooky.
I love comics and cartoons, but I can't draw myself. I've tried working this love into a novel and giving the same enthusiasm to my main character. It doesn't work well, though, if I can't draw cartoons to go with the text.
I also love boating and I've always wanted to write a story about that. But I don't know anything glamorous like yachting. That would be cool. I could probably pitch a yacht crew book, if knew the slightest thing about it. I know blue collar boating, like clamming and crabbing. I do have some ideas for boat stories. One involves ghost sharks. Really. I'm really stretching to make this one interesting.
Coffee is perfect, I think, because you could learn a lot about it firsthand (unlike yachting) and teens are interested in coffee, too. Clamming, not so much.
How do you write about what you love?
-- Kate, Miss Perfecting the Pages

30 comments:

aka_Nik said...

Yay! Please enter me for the drawing.

Sarah Garrigues said...

I have been super excited about the upcoming release of 'The Espressologist' and now, hearing about 'Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty' I am equally excited about it.

Please enter me into the book giveaway contest.

Thank you for this opportunity!

~Sarah

tetewa said...

I'd like to be included! tWarner419@aol.com

Kristina Springer said...

Okay, seriously? I'm sipping an iced mocha as I read your post today.

LOL!

Kate Fall said...

Mmmm, iced mocha!

mindy said...

sounds wonderful thanks for the giveaway

Valerie said...

sounds sweet
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liane66 said...

This sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway!
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casib69 said...

This is the easiest entry I did all day. Thanks

jemscout425 said...

lol i love that title

prplrush said...

Thanks for this great giveaway, I would love to read this book. It sounds like a lot of fun.

techyone said...

Love that title! Sounds great to read.

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scottsgal said...

sounds like a fun book to read count me in

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Anonymous said...

I;m always up to read another good book! Thanks
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kathy55439 said...

love the title

samf36 said...

This sounds like a great book. would love to read it.

Karin said...

As a former barista, I would love to read this book. Looks great!

Valerie said...

daily entry
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Nickolay said...

Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance

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Miranda said...

Looks like a great read :)

guru said...

Looks like a fun read. Thanks!

Meredith said...

OK, I think that maybe you could make the clamming and crabbing an interesting book by making it about a summer job with lots of unexpected twists. I think that I would read it, too!

~Meredith F.
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A Stationary Addict said...

If this book is anything like confessions of a shopaholic (which I think it is), I'll love it. I couldn't put down Confessions of a Shopaholic & read it in about 2 hours!

Sharon said...

nothing like iced coffee and a great book on lazy afternoon sounds like a good read. Thanks for the giveaway

Christina Farley said...

Yep! I'm a coffee lover too. Lattes and mochas depending on the mood. Yeah, I guess I like those fancy coffees. Sigh.

Belinda said...

This sounds like a fun book and I would love to scratch the cover right about now.
Thanks!
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bookworm said...

I just love iced-mocha! I'd love to win this book, too!!!

Valerie said...

Please count me in :-)
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Marie said...

I would love to read this, it sounds great!

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Jinxy and Me said...

Looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!