Sway: A Novel
by Zachary Lazar

List Price: $13.99
Published in 2009
ISBN-10: 0-316-11311-5

Thanks to Valerie and Hachette Books for this giveaway. Time for another giveaway. Come and play. Bring your friends along, too.

Description from Hachette Book site:

Three dramatic and emblematic stories intertwine in Zachary Lazar’s extraordinary new novel, SWAY–the early days of the Rolling Stones, including the romantic triangle of Brian Jones, Anita Pallenberg, and Keith Richards; the life of avant-garde filmmaker Kenneth Anger; and the community of Charles Manson and his followers. Lazar illuminates an hour in American history when rapture found its roots in idolatrous figures and led to unprovoked and inexplicable violence. Connecting all the stories in this novel is Bobby Beausoleil, a beautiful California boy who appeared in an Anger film and eventually joined the Manson “family.”

For full description of this book, read it here.

Contest Rules:

There will be 5 winners.
Contest is open March 2- March 25, 2009
Contest open to US and Canada. No PO Box addresses allowed.
Prize mailed from the publisher.
Winners will be contacted via e-mail. Address is expected within 4 calendar days. I reserved the right to pick alternate winner if I don’t hear from you in 4 calendar days.

For chances to win:

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The Billionaire Next Door (Silhouette Special Edition)
by Jessica Bird
Mass Market Paperback
Published in 2007

Do you ever have a book that you find yourself re-reading almost every word even if you know already what is going to happen next? Despite the fact that all the good parts are known to you, you find yourself reading it again.

If I find myself in a reading funk, I have a bookshelf corner guaranteed to get me out of it. One of these books is Jessica Bird’s The Billionaire Next Door. The last time I re-read it, it took me 3.5 hours. I broke my heart right alongside Lizzie when Sean jumps to the wrong conclusion. I heaved my happy sigh at the end. Then I stared dreamily at the cover and put it right back on my shelf for the next time.

That’s when I noticed I have an extra copy of this book. I know I go overboard about books I like, but I distinctly remember sending one copy to my sister in the Philippines, loaning another one to another sister down the street, and giving one to my friend. Now, I still have more, so I’m going to give this to one lucky winner.

I hope that you find this book to be entertaining and sweet like I do. Jessica Bird also writes as JR Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood. It’s a kick-ass vampire series. I can’t decide which of the brothers I like more. After I got over my hang-up about the over-peppering of H’s, like Rhage and Phury, I love it!

So, this give-away is for a different genre.


I found this meme today on my bloghop. Yeah, I got so much free time I got time to bloghop (not true, but still I like clicking links between scrubbing my floors.) Anyways, Three on Thursday goes like this. I list three things, and that’s all I need to play. So, I’m taking this oppurtunity to pick three sentences from a book called ANGELS AND DEMONS. It’s a movie with Tom Hanks coming out in the summer. I can’t wait to see this movie. It’s going to be enjoyable. This book is great too. If you haven’t read this, it’s your chance now. Contest open worldwide.

1.Physicist Leonardo Vetra smelled burning flesh, and he knew it was his own. {prologue}
2. Langdon read the plaque twice and still he was not convinced. {p354}
3. Now she was racing headlong down a precipitous grade where any misplaced step could mean a deadly fall. {p604}

To win this copy of used paperback I’ve read from before, leave a comment of your Three on Thursday of anything. It can be three things about a book, or movie, or anything that is three. You can post it in your blog and leave your link in the comment, or you can just leave your three things on the comment. I’m playing Three on Thursday today.

If you can’t think of anything, tell me which three author’s book you would like to see given away here.

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My Thursday Thirteen today is about this novel.

by Ian Mcewan, more of his other books here.

1. This was a major motion picture starring James McAvoy and Keira Knightley.

2. It was very good.

3. I’m wondering if you have seen this one. If not, you can borrow the movie or

4. You can win this book. It’s used, but still in good condition.

5. Just mention in your comments if you’d like a chance to win this copy.

6. I’ll mail worldwide, but I have a few packages returned to me from the Philippines. I will not re-mailed when a package is returned because it cost about 9 dollars to ship a book. :)

8. This might be a bit of a spoiler, but here’s a list of videos you can check: one, two 

Now, for a few random sentences from the book:

9. Cecilia knew she could not go on wasting her days in the stews of her untidied room, lying on her bed in a haze of smoke, chin propped on her hand, pins and needles spreading up through her arm as she read her way through Richardson’s Clarrisa.

10. Watching him during the first several minutes of his delivery, Cecilia felt a pleasant sinking sensation in her stomach as she contemplated how deliciously self-destructive it would be, almost erotic, to be married to a man so nearly handsome, so hugely rich, so unfathomably stupid.

11. At last her rose, half dressed and went into his study and sat at his typewriter, wondering what kind of letter he should write to her.

12. It was eerie that the man had not shouted for help, or pleaded, or protested his innocense.

13. The problem these fifty-nine years has been this: how can a novelist achive atonement when, with her absolute power of deciding outcomes, she is God?

Congratulations to our winners of previous Thursday Thirteen peeks:

1. Lorraine Heath’s Just Wicked Enough: Cheryl C.
2. Lorraine Heath’s In Bed With a Devil: Carrie J
3. Joanna Hershon’s Swimming: Carmen T.

Please contact me with your mailing address so I can send your book.

Make sure to enter your specific Thursday Thirteen link below, instead of just the mail blog address. Thank you.

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