Monday, October 27, 2008

Big Giveaway: Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips



Being a Greek god is not all it once was. Yes, the twelve gods of Olympus are alive and well in the twenty-first century, but they are crammed together in a London townhouse-and none too happy about it. And they've had to get day jobs: Artemis as a dog-walker, Apollo as a TV psychic, Aphrodite as a phone sex operator, Dionysus as a DJ. Even more disturbingly, their powers are waning, and even turning mortals into trees-a favorite pastime of Apollo's-is sapping their vital reserves of strength.

Soon, what begins as a minor squabble between Aphrodite and Apollo escalates into an epic battle of wills. Two perplexed humans, Alice and Neil, who are caught in the crossfire, must fear not only for their own lives, but for the survival of humankind. Nothing less than a true act of heroism is needed-but can these two decidedly ordinary people replicate the feats of the mythical heroes and save the world?

Thanks once again to Valerie at Hachette Book Group for allowing me to give away five copies of Marie Phillips' fabulous new book, Gods Behaving Badly!!

To enter just leave a comment here. For an additional four entries blog about this contest and link back here. If you don't have a blog, email four friends and cc me on the emails (click on the "contact me" link in the upper left corner).

Contest will run through November 10 at 11:59 pm eastern time and winners will be drawn at random. You must have either a US or Canada mailing address, no P.O. Boxes (they ship UPS). ***A note to "Anonymous" participants. You MUST leave me your email address. If you do not you will not be counted and you will have ZERO chance of winning. If I can't contact you, how can I tell you that you won?***


Good luck everyone!

108 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Please enter me, Carey! Thanks. milou2ster(at)gmail(dot)com.

Becca said...

Sounds good. Please enter me. I would love a chance to win. Thanks.
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Gwendolyn said...

This sounds like fun - thanks for the chance to win!
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Ruby (Mouth) said...

Got to love that title. Please enter me.

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The Tome Traveller said...

Thanks for your entries! I have put all of you in the drawing.

The email admonishment was only for those *anonymous* folks who don't have a blog or another way to be contacted. If your name shows up blue and your information page includes a way to email you then you don't have to leave your email with your comment.

Sara said...

Please enter me, thanks!
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ChristyJan said...

GODS BEHAVING BADLY sounds like a hoot! Pleas enter me.

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kaykay1128 said...

Please enter me. angelkayla1128@yahoo.com

Fyrefly said...

This sounds fantastic - I love the whole "ancient gods in the modern world" idea. Please enter me!

Catherine said...

Sounds like a really good read! Please enter me (and thanks for the opportunity)!

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Jennifer said...

Thanks for entering me into your contest!

Lenore said...

I've read half of this book and then I couldn't find it anymore - so I'd love to win so I can finally finish it!

Wrighty - said...

I'd love to read this one! I'm adding this to my blog. Thanks for your offer.

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Rue said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win.
Ruth Ann
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Jen said...

Please enter me!
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Kaye said...

Enter my name please
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i will put your contest on my blog at
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Thanks!

Bridget said...

I've posted this at Win a Book. No need to enter the contest.

eidolons said...

leaving a comment.
and linked to your contest here: http://ki.livejournal.com/899706.html

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janepriceestrada said...

Sounds great. I would love a copy.

Melissa said...

This looks like a fun one! Thanks for the contest.

Crystal Adkins said...

Hello! Please enter me in your awesome giveaway!
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mamasbooks said...

I saw at a bookstore once, and it looks so interesting! Please enter me for a chance at it! Blogging as well : http://mamasbooks.wordpress.com/current-contests
Thanks!

Janel said...

Loved the description. I'm defiitely adding this to my wish list! Thanks!

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Janel said...

I have also blogged about this contest in my right sidebar here:

http://janelsjumble.blogspot.com/

Thanks!

Carol said...

This sounds great. I would love to be entered.

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Callista said...

Please enter me for this book!
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Impkatt said...

What an awesome offering! Count me in.

Amber said...

Please enter me :) Thank you for the giveaway!

Ann said...

Hi, I'm giving this away too, but not until next week. I've added your giveaway to my front page. :)

katayoun said...

please enter me!

(my name's blue so no email :))

purplemoonmyst said...

please enter me. I been wanting to read this book.
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Nicole said...

Sounds great!! Please enter me!!

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bethany said...

Oh, I would love to read this!! I am hosting the Lost and Found giveaway :) thanks for hosting this!!!!

bethany(dot)canfield(at)gmail(dot)com

FatalisFortuna said...

I'd love to read this! I found your giveaway on LibraryThing :).

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Anonymous said...

I would like to be entered, please!

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Just.Me said...

Ohhhh, an original book idea and it sounds hilarious. Please enter me for this gem!

Rachel said...

Please enter me - thanks!

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Kimberly said...

This sounds like a very interesting book. I would love to be entered in your contest please? Thanks!

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Amy said...

I'd love to be entered for this book too! :)

Shelvicious said...

Sounds like a great book. Please enter me

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MonieG said...

Oooo!! I've been wanting to read this for a while. Thanks for the giveaway.

Annette said...

This book sounds like a lot of fun!

Thanks for entering me...

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Neverwithoutabook said...

This book sounds like great fun! Please enter me. Thanks!

Kathryn said...

Please enter me. Thank you. kathryn(dot)leahey(at)gmail(dot)com.

Sheri S. said...

To increase your chances of winning "Gods Behaving Badly", I'm also giving away up to 5 copies of the book on my blog as well!!

http://bookopolis.blogspot.com/2008/10/my-first-giveaway-gods-behaving-badly.html

Thanks!

Dawn said...

Yes, my TBR stack is high ... BUT, this book looks funny and fun ... please enter my name in the giveaway:

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AmandaSue said...

Sounds like an interestinb book, thanks for entering me!

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iubookgirl said...

Please enter me! This sounds like a fun read.

S. Krishna said...

Please enter me! Thanks!

Skywaywaver said...

I've been wanting to read this for a while, so please enter me!
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Wendy aka Misswendiki said...

This book looks great! I'd love to win!

Cynthia said...

Please enter my name! Thanks and have a great day!
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Jennifer said...

Please enter me. This book sounds like a delightful read. :)

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sarah said...

looks like an awesome book!

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Anonymous said...

I'd like to read this book.
-Terra
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Sandy said...

would love to read this...please enter me- thanks so much!mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

Debbie said...

I'm so hoping to win a copy of this. It looks great.

Nicole said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Mo said...

I read this book a while back and loved it. My review is here:
http://unmainstreammomreads.blogspot.com/2008/04/gods-behaving-badly.html
I'd love to won the book, so thanks for the chance to win!

Faerie Mom said...

I really would love to win this as I really want to read this one! LOL Thanks for the chance!

sito50 said...

Would love to read this book!

Tess said...

Well, being a Neil Gaiman fan, I'd have to say that this book sounds interestingly like "American Gods". I'd love to read and review it. Sounds like fun...

Thanks for the opportunity! :)

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Tammy said...

Please enter me! I've posted about the giveaway here.

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Sherrylinn said...

Great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win.

Rebecca said...

I love reading about mythology; this should be a fun read. My email address is rmsacks at hotmail dot com.

*~Dani~* said...

I have always loved Greek mythology. Set it to modern times? How can I pass it up?

photoquest said...

I would love to enter the contest.photoquest(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Book Spot said...

I've wanted to read this book for a while-I would love tow in :)

Jacqueline in Atlanta said...

This book sounds too funny. Can't wait to read it.

Thanks for having the giveaway!

tracy said...

enter me too! this book is everywhere and I want one:) thanks Carey!
bookroomreviews@hotmail.com

bamabelle said...

Please count me in. This book sounds so interesting. I would love to win! Thanks!

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Anonymous said...

This book is on my Christmas List!! I'd love, love, love to win it!

RhondaP
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Book Zombie (Joanne) said...

I would love to be entered to win this - I've heard it is wonderful fun.

shiloki at gmail dot com

Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

Sunny said...

This is getting to be quite the popular book in this carnival! I'd like to enter too.
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tiff said...

i'd love to read this book!

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Tobye said...

This book is all over the place! Sounds like a good one.

teabird said...

Oh, I'd love to enter!

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Linda said...

Please enter me for a chance at this book. thanks

tatertot374 said...

thank you for having this! THis looks and sounds like an excellent read. Thank you!
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okbarbie5 said...

Sounds like a good book to read!! Thanks for the chance!

Kristina said...

Please enter me!! Thanks!!
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Meredith said...

This book looks really really good. I would love to win a copy!

~Meredith F.
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jessiejaws said...

The book sounds like a great read! Enter me in your contest please, thanks

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janetfaye said...

Please enter me.

Thank you!

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janetfaye said...

I blogged here:

http://pleasureofreading.blogspot.com/2008/11/big-giveaway-gods-behaving-badly-by.html

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LadyVampire2u said...

This book is all over the internet so I really would like to win a copy and get a chance to read it. Thanks!
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Ginny said...

I've been seeing this all over, count me in! Looks good.

aqualectrix said...

Please enter me, and thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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Natasha said...

I blogged about your giveaway here
Thank you!!
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Becky said...

Sounds like a great book..

blueviolet said...

Please include me in the drawing; thanks!
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Elizabeth

Kiss of Paradise said...

blogged here: http://kissofparadise.livejournal.com/5219.html

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Katie Stacey said...

i've heard a lot about this book, sounds great!

Molly C. said...

I would love to win this.

Sue A. said...

Count me in too!

toohotforturtle said...

I have to read this book. Love the point of view of ancients modernized.

Tammy said...

You can take my name out of contention for the book – I won it through another contest and don’t want to decrease anyone else’s chances. Thanks!!

Lori said...

Please enter me:)

Marie said...

This sounds like a great book!

vmlay@artsci.wustl.edu

readmore said...

This book sounds delicious. Please enter me in the give away.

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pepper56 said...
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Danelle said...

Please please please enter me!

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brooke said...

OMGoodness am I gasp one of those anonymous people... just teasing.. Thanks for a great giveaway.. wiicked13 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Jodi said...

This book sounds good, please enter me.

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Jinxy and Me said...

Looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

Tricia said...

This book is on my list of books to read!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Tricia
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Deb said...

I'm entering! Thanks for the giveaway!

kalea_kane said...

I would love the chance to win this book. It looks like one fun read! Thanks!

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