Friday, July 3, 2009

July Giveaway: Fantastic Fiction Summer Reading Picks!

A Tale of two Shakespeares...

Struggling UC Santa Cruz grad student Willie Shakespeare Greenberg is trying to write his thesis about the Bard. Kind of...

Cut off by his father for laziness, and desperate for dough, Willie agrees to deliver a single giant, psychedelic mushroom to a mysterious collector, making himself an unwitting target in Ronald Reagan's War on Drugs.

Meanwhile, would-be playwright (and oppressed Catholic) William Shakespeare is eighteen years old and stuck teaching Latin in the boondocks of Stratford-upon-Avon. The future Bard's life is turned upside down when a stranger entrusts him with a sacred relic from Rome... This, at a time when adherents of the "Old Faith" are being hanged, drawn, and quartered as traitors.

Seemingly separated in time and place, the lives of Willie and William begin to intersect in curious ways, from harrowing encounters with the law (and a few ex-girlfriends) to dubious experiments with mind-altering substances. Their misadventures could be dismissed as youthful folly. But wise or foolish, the bold choices they make will shape not only the 'Shakespeare' each is destined to come... but the very course of history itself.

For more info, please visit Jess Winfield's website and blog.

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Acclaimed novelist Anne Rivers Siddons's new novel is a stunning tale of love and loss.

For as long as she can remember, they were Cam and Lilly--happily married, totally in love with each other, parents of a beautiful family, and partners in life. Then, after decades of marriage, it ended as every great love story does...in loss. After Cam's death, Lilly takes a lone road trip to her and Cam's favorite spot on the remote coast of Maine, the place where they fell in love over and over again, where their ghosts still dance. There, she looks hard to her past--to a first love that ended in tragedy; to falling in love with Cam; to a marriage filled with exuberance, sheer life, and safety-- to try to figure out her future.

It is a journey begun with tender memories and culminating in a revelation that will make Lilly re-evaluate everything she thought was true about her husband and her marriage.

Click here to read an interview with the author and be sure to visit her website.

I have five copies of each of these fantastic fiction titles to give away. You can enter for one or both, just leave me a comment telling me which ones you want to be entered for. I will give an extra entry to anyone who becomes a follower (all current followers who enter will automatically get this), tweets the giveaway on twitter or blogs about it. If you tweet or blog please leave me a separate comment with the link. You can enter until midnight eastern on July 27. Winners will be drawn at random and must have a US or Canada mailing address (no PO Boxes). Thanks so much to Valerie at Hachette for providing the books! Thanks for entering and best of luck.

80 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I'll start things off. I'd love to be entered for My Name is Will. Thanks! milou2ster(at)gmail.com

Pam said...

I'd really like to read both but My Name is Will is definitely my top choice.

I'm already a follower too.

melacan at hotmail dot com

Emma said...

Anne Rivers Siddons's new book sounds wonderful.I'd like to be entered for her book.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com Thank you.

Renee G said...

I'd love to be entered for both of these books. I've seen quite a bit of good press on these.

rsgrandinetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

Searcher said...

I would like to be entered for My Name is Will.

Thanks and have a good holiday.
LooseEnds AT Snet DOT Net

MoziEsmé said...

Would love to read either of them!

MoziEsmé said...

And I'm a follower.

scottsgal said...

I'd love to read Off Season

msboatgal at aol.com

scottsgal said...

already a follower

msboatgal at aol.com

Julie P. said...

I'd love to read My Name is Will!!!

bookingmama(at)comcast(dot)net

Becca said...

I'd love a chance to win My Name is Will.
I'm a follower!
Thanks
rebecca.bradeen(at)verizon(dot)net

throuthehaze said...

i would love to read My Name is Will

Already following

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

nfmgirl said...

I'd love a shot at My Name is Will. Thanks so much!

nfmgirl AT gmail DoT com

nfmgirl said...

I blogged it:

http://cerebralgirl.blogspot.com/2009/07/book-giveaways-in-blogworld-07-02-09.html

traveler said...

Thanks for this delightful giveaway. I would enjoy My Name Is Will. It looks fascinating. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Linda said...

I'm hoping for the Anne Rivers Siddons book; I've loved other books by her.

I follow your blog at Google Reader.

Sarah said...

I'd love to win either. They both look like good reads!

chey said...

Please enter me for both. They sound great!
chey127 at hotmail dot com

holdenj said...

I would love to read either one of these books!

JHolden955 (at) gmail (dot) com

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Please enter me for My Name is Will. I came here from LibraryThing and I'm excited to have found your site. Thanks! newt at imsa dot edu

Kohinoor said...

I'd love to win My Name is Will. Thanks!

sardonic28@aol.com

Zibilee said...

I would love to win My Name is Will. It sounds like a really fun book. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

zibilee(at)figearo(dot)net

Belinda M said...

I would like to be entered for Off Season

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etirv said...

My Name is Will!

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Brimful Curiosities said...

Off Season would be my pick, though they both look interesting.

Lisanne624 said...

I would love to read both, but especially "My Name is Will." I am a new follower!

lahlstedt (at) gmail (dot) com

Carol said...

Both books sound good. Thank you for the chance to win one of them!

I'm a follower.

Carol M
mittens0831 AT aol.com

Carol said...

I forgot to say I'm a new follower! :)
Carol M
mittens0831 AT aol.com

Carol said...

I forgot to say I'm a new follower! :)
Carol M
mittens0831 AT aol.com

Misusedinnocence said...

I would love to be entered for My Name Is Will. :)

misusedinnocence@aol.com

tashiana said...

i'd love both but my top is my name is will
tashiluvsu(at)live(dot)com

CherylS22 said...

I'd like to be entered for both books.

Thanks!
megalon22 at yahoo dot com

CherylS22 said...

I already follow

megalon22 at yahoo dot com

dag888888 said...

Please include me!

heatherzilla said...

Both books sound good.Please include me in the giveaway. heatherzilla(at)care2(dot)com

Lenore said...

I've heard some great things about My Name is Will, so enter me for that one. It reminds me I need to read more Shakespeare :)

Glenn said...

I'd like to drop my name in the virtual hat for My Name Is Will - thanks for the giveaway.

glenn_pessano AT yahoo DOT com

Nelsby said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway! I would love to win My Name is Will -- I have read some really good reviews for this book.
Aimee
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

Nelsby said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2653685804
Thanks!
Aimee
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

ChristyJan said...

I would like to be entered for both/either of these books.

hawkes(at)citlink.net

ChristyJan said...

I'm a NEW follower

hawkes(at)citlink.net

Beth said...

I'd love to win either of the books. Thanks for the chance!
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Lee said...

I'd like to be entered for My Name is Will. Thanks for this giveaway and please count me in.

chinook92(at)gmail(dot)com

DCMetroreader said...

Please enter me for Off Season.
Thanks for the giveaway!
kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

DCMetroreader said...

Follower

DCMetroreader said...

Posted on my blog under current giveaways
http://metroreader.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

I would love to read Off Season.

denise_22315(at)yahoo(dot)com

Nicole said...

I would like to be entered for both giveaways.
I am a new follower.

Marjorie said...

I am a subscriber and would love to win this wonderful book.

cenya2@hotmail.com

LindaD said...

My Name Is Will would be my choice for late summer reading. Thanks for the chance!

Delta said...

I would love My Name is Will!

Anonymous said...

Would love to receive a copy of My Name is Will. Heard great things about it.

CeciliaH said...

"My Name Is Will" sounds like something I'd really like to read. Please enter me in your contest.
And...thanks!

ceciliah@apl.kscoxmail.com

cherio1 said...

Please enter me for OFF SEASON. This sounds like a terrific read!

Anonymous said...

I would like both but My Name is Will is my top choice.

kiyoko5@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said...

Please enter me for both books.
kjgpinelake AT yahoo.com

Pat said...

Pat

I would appreciate being entered for both draws. Thank you!

tooluckyducky AT hotmail DOT com

katie said...

I would love to be entered for both books. I am already a follower.

katieb206@gmail.com

Robert said...

I would like to enter for My Name is Will. Thanks. revans at fsu (dot) edu

starryann said...

hello thanks for the contest and please enter me for both books as they both sound good. Starryann2000@yahoo.com

Rabid Fox said...

"My Name Is Will" caught my eye, so I'll throw my name in the hat for that one.

e-mail: rabidfox(at)ymail.com

+1 I just became a follower of this blog today.

+1 I've also posted a link to this contest on my blog, in the right-hand CONTESTS section.
http://waggingthefox.blogspot.com/

Linda/CT said...

I love the picture you have posted & your 'handle'. I would love to win the Siddons book as I haven't read her in years; I have a letter from her typed from a few years ago that I treasure. Thaks. linda.lsheehan@gmail.com

Rose Red said...

I would love a chance to win a copy of My Name Is Will. Thanks for the chance!

espressogurl at hotmail dot com

Rose Red said...

I am already a Follower on Blogger (rubymoon/Ally)

Just reminding :)


espressogurl at hotmail dot com

Grad School Mommy said...

As a grad student myself, I'd love to read "My Name is Will" (although I'd be thrilled with either book).

Thanks so much!

tworboy(at)hotmail(dot)com

Audrey said...

Oh, this is like having to choose between two favourite children. Please enter me for both, but slight leaning to "My Name is Will" if a copy is available. Thanks so much!

stacybuckeye said...

I'd live to win My Name is Will!
stacybooks at yahoo

Debbie Rodgers said...

Please enter me to win both of these books. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

My Name Is Will sounds like a GREAT read.

Molly said...

I would love to be entered for My Name is Will. It looks like a great read.

Mstermind1 at gmail dot com

windycindy said...

Greetings! Either of these wonderful books would make me a happy camper. Please count me in.
I am already a follower of your blog.
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Barb said...

I would love to read either of the books.
I am a follower.

Thanks for the opportunity.

bstilwell12@comast.net

windycindy said...

"Tweet!"
http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/2857036501.
Again, many thanks!
Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Rebecca N. said...

"My Name Is Will" is the one I would LOVE to win!! This book sounds so cool!Thanks for the chance

Rebecca N. said...

I'm a follower of your blog!

Rebecca N. said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted! http://twitter.com/Sparkleglow/status/2863267995

Bianca said...

I would love to be enter for either of the books.

I follow you


infinitemusic19 AT gmail DOT com

Linda said...

I'd love to read this one!
linda(at) downes(dot)net

Sara said...

Please enter me for Will.
I follow.
Skkmiller (at) live (dot) com

Thanks!

bermudaonion said...

Carey - I just wanted to let you know that my copy of My Name is Will came today. Thanks again for hosting this giveaway!

Thank you!!

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