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Giveaway - A whole lotta LOVE...

February 9, 2009
*** THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED ***

Are you ready for this? Hachette Book Group is giving away a whole lotta love - take a look! This is so yummilicious that I wish I could enter my own giveaways!

There are 11 books included in this giveaway:
  1. Love in 90 Days By Diana Kirschner; ISBN: 1599951223
  2. Sundays at Tiffany's By James Patterson, Gabrielle Charbonnet; ISBN: 0446199443 (review)
  3. Free Yourself to Love By Jackie Kendall; ISBN: 0446580899
  4. The Italian Lover By Robert Hellenga; ISBN: 031611765X
  5. Looking for Mrs. Friedman and Other Really Bad Ideas by Steve Friedman; ISBN: 1559708883
  6. Getting Naked Again By Judith Sills; ISBN: 0446582492
  7. We Take This Man By Candice Dow , Daaimah Poole; ISBN: 0446501832
  8. Things I've Learned From Women Who've Dumped Me By Ben Karlin; ISBN: 0446699462
  9. Sexcapades By HoneyB; ISBN: 0446582298
  10. Love and Other Natural Disasters By Holly Shumas; ISBN: 0446504777
  11. Send Yourself Roses By Kathleen Turner; ISBN: 0446699950
Whew! Ok, now on to the details:

This giveaway will run till 11:59pm on February 16th, and is open to US & Canada residents only. Sorry, no P.O. Boxes - HBG rules.

I will pick 5, yes FIVE, winners, so share the love and tell all your friends!

To enter, just leave a comment and share a memory (any memory) of your first love. Yeah, I'm just nosy. =P THIS STEP MUST BE DONE FOR YOUR ENTRY TO COUNT! Please don't do this multiple times - you'll be disqualified. Also, make sure your entry has an email address somewhere so that I can contact you if you're a winner.

Follow my blog for an additional entry. Existing followers count, too. Comment & let me know. Blog about this giveaway for two more entries. Comment with the link to your actual post.

And don't forget to come back & find out if you've won. Winners will have 5 days to get me their mailing info, after which I'll draw a replacement. Good luck!!

Good luck, everyone!

link love: Check out West of Mars - Win a Book for more Hachette giveaways!

56 comments:

Mishel said...

I remember a 7th grade dance with my first love. We were arguing about some nonsense thing. We were in separate corners with our friends and then I remember "Sweet Lady" by Tyrese coming on. We both kind of eyed each other and smiled and ended up dancing. It was the cutest thing. He was a doll. Everytime I hear that song I smile and think about him.

mishtakes AT gmail DOT com

P.S.
I
-follow your blog already
-&& posted about your contest here: http://creativitygone.blogspot.com/2009/02/day-65-contests-galore.html

drey said...

Mishel ~ Awww, that's so cute... =) We didn't do dances where I'm from, so you should've seen the first time I ever got on the dance floor, lol! =D

D Dubs said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I wanted to enter for your giveaway. I'm also going to subscribe to your RSS feed through my program Net News Wire on my Mac.

Hmmm, my first love? I remember in kindergarten (when I was four) jumping on top of the prettiest girl in class and kissing her for what seemed like hours. We were on our way to lunch and I got scolded pretty bad by my teacher. But come on, I was four!

drey said...

D Dubs ~ That's too cute! You'd so get in trouble for that nowadays! =D

Bingo said...

Gee! Another great contest. Those Hachette people are really nice to work with.
First love: 3rd grade, new student, first day, a little chubby in case my pix doesn't tell you that...and immediately was in love with the kid behind me. I mooned over him for at least the first few days and then one day when I couldn't squeeze by his desk he called me "Fatty!" End of that romance!(telling this awful tale ought to deserve something..at least a laugh!)
I am a follower of your blog already.
Email is connected to this post.
linking to my blog so blogging about this one at http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com,
Thanks, Bingo

donnas said...

First love, a guy in my class, who was one of the cool kids. Never knew I existed. At the end of the year moved away and said goodbye personally. I cried for days.

drey said...

Bingo ~ Yes, they're really really great! =) Ah, I remember those days... There was this boy in my 4th grade class. *sigh* I literally fell over him. Scraped my knee up so bad I still have the scars. Of course, he talked to me after that, if only to get a sneak peek under the bandage! Boys!

donnas ~ I was always the one who moved. It's not easier... =(

Mo from Unmainstream Mom Reads said...

My first love was gorgeous. He had the face of an angel...he had blond hair, blue eyes, and was 6'4" and built like a linebacker. I fell out of love with him when I finally realized he was as intelligent as a caveman. I'm not much for dumb & pretty. I'd rather have ugly & smart. Everyone eventually gets old and wrinkly, and I want to be able to carry on a decent conversation at that point.

mto2golsen at gmail dot com

lilly said...

You do have a lot of giveaways. That's fun.

bridget3420 said...

My first love was so sweet. He would leave flowers on my doorstep and tie balloons to my door knob. We were 12 so of course it didn't last but he's a good guy.

bridget3420(at)yahoo(dot)com

bridget3420 said...

Oh, and I'm a follower:)

bridget3420(at)yahoo(dot)com

Bridget said...

More, more, more. You're going to be busy this month! I've posted this on Win A Book. Thanks!

~Rebecca Anne~ said...

Oh, in a selfish way, I'm so glad I've followed your blog. In a non-selfish way, I'm so glad I've followed your blog~~
As for first loves.....mine was Jason. From 1st grade until the 4th when my parents ripped my heart out and moved 9 miles away (might as well of been 1000 miles) It was a mutual love, wrestle, beat the crap out of each other, pass notes and eat lunch together sort of deal.

Rebecca

SandyM204 said...

Lol, my first love was when I was about 7, and his name was Steve. He put a Valentine's card in my card box at the back of class and then before I opened my box, he told me it said he loved me. We were an 'item' for about three years. He grew up to be a great doctor now living in CO.

Mom of 5 Boys said...

Honestly, my first love was books. lol! Since that's not what you were asking, I'll tell you that in 4th grade I had a crush on my piano teacher's son. I don't know that I ever actually spoke to him, but my friend and I spent an awful lot of time watching him.

momof5boys at gmail dot com

AmandaSue said...

My first love (was my only true love so far) was when I was 12, we started out at friends and somehow just fell for each other. And I was blessed that it lasted for 9 wonderful years and I 3 yr marriage (now he's gone and I need a new love so the love in 90 days book would be useful LOL) Thanks for entering me.
unforgetable_dreamer_always AT hotmail DOT com

AmandaSue said...

I'm a new follower thanks!
unforgetable_dreamer_always AT hotmail DOT com

Gwendolyn B. said...

First Love: First Grade -- he kissed me in the cloak room. I was stunned and thrilled. Later, he sat on my lap. I was confused and squished. Thankfully, love got better as we got older!
This is a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win these books -- several of them are on my TBR List.

And, I'm a follower!

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

songbirdz said...

I've had crushes when I was a kid, but my first love was my first real boyfriend, in high school. He would always bring me a rose when we would go out. When he left for college, he would try to rush to school so we can go out for a while. He taught me a lot about baseball, and we would go to games up in the nosebleed seats, lol. We're still close friends, and we're long overdue for a visit, now that I think about it.. Hmm!
Have a good one! (lpmccann(at)gmail.com)

Francine said...

I always thought I was in love with my boyfriend in highschool but now that I look back I think I was more in love with the idea . So my first true love and only love is my husband and my favorite memory is our wedding day.

Francine said...

I follow :)

S. Krishna said...

My first love was my best friend from middle school. We used to walk to the gas station and he'd buy me candy!

drey said...

Mo ~ I so get what you're saying. =)

bridget3420 ~ That's so sweet!

Bridget ~ THANK YOU! Are you entering, too?

~Rebecca Anne~ I'm glad you're following, too. =)

SandyM204 ~ Awww...

Mom of 5 Boys ~ That was me, too. Books. =)

AmandaSue ~ Oh! I was like, "yay" then I was like "oh no"...

Gwendolyn B. ~ Figures, eh. First they kiss you, then they squish you!

songbirdz ~ Sometimes they make the best best friends, don't they?

Francine ~ That's way cool. Happy Valentine's day. =)

S. Krishna ~ Candy is one of the ways to a girl's heart, lol!

Kat Bryan said...

When I was about 12 my neighbors took in a foster son who was in his late teens. Danny was an American Indian and built like a young god. He would ride their horses without a shirt and he took my young breath away. I couldn't help but fall in 'love'.

Stacie said...

My first love was Larry and I used to write poems about him and ride my bike by his house over and over. I look back and think I must of looked like a stalker! Back then I thought nothing of it!

carolsnotebook said...

First "love" - It was second grade and we play at recess. I don't really remember much, though.

sharon54220 said...

Wow. My 1st love was in 8th grade. I took ballroom dance classes & he was my partner. It was great.

Thanks for a great contest.

sharon54220@gmail.com

I also subscribe in Google Reader.

drey said...

Kat Bryan ~ oooh...

Stacie ~ you stalker you! =)

carolsnotebook ~ I don't really remember 2nd grade...

sharon54220 ~ he danced?? Whoa.

purplg8r said...

My first love was the summer before senior year of high school. It was a guy I had gone to elementary school with. Apparently, he "liked" me when we were in 6th grade but I thought it was a dork :) He turned out to be my first true love!

purplg8r@aol.com

purplg8r said...

I blogged about the contest here!

http://purplg8r-somanybooks.blogspot.com/2009/02/contests-february-11-2009.html

Valorie said...

Mine was in the 8th grade. :D It was my first love and, of course, I was in total love since you know you meet the love of your life in 8th grade. His name was Dwayne. Sadly, it didn't work out between the two of us.

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Valorie said...

I am now a follower.

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

My first love was a boy named George Mallory who moved into my school during the 8th grade. We had an 8th grade formal dance and we went together and danced to "My Girl" by the Temptations.
pamelashockley@netscape.net

Meljprincess said...

My first love passed away in '05 and I'm still grieving. He was always there for me if I had a problem. We'd ride up to the Dairy Queen, eat burgers, and talk.

Mel K.
Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

drey said...

purplg8r ~ guess we can't underestimate the dorks, huh? =) & thanks for the link love!

Valorie ~ I didn't know that. I didn't in 8th grade...

pamela ~ I love that song!

Meljprincess ~ I'm so sorry. =(

olympianlady said...

I've never had a first love yet. :-( Can I still enter? tiffanyak1986(at)hotmail(dot)com

I also blogged this at: http://olympianlady.livejournal.com/1977.html

drey said...

Yes, you sure can! Thank you for the link love!

Sue A. said...

It was all so long ago I don’t really have much of a memory of it. He was cute and sweet and it was unrequited.

Sue A. said...

I follow!

gaylemckay said...

My first true love (from 7th grade) is still a dear friend. We walked to the pool together holding hands, went to the carnival, did all sorts of things together. We still see each other every few years at weddings and funerals. He will always have a special place in my heart.

Gayle

traymona said...

My first love was a fellow classmate when I was in first grade. When I pointed him out to my Dad he said, "He sure does have baggy britches. He's Baggy Britches George." My Dad then called ME George as a nickname for the next 40 years.If he called me anything other than George, I knew I was in trouble.
traymona[at]aol.com

elizabeth said...

My first love was when I was in first grade and he was in third. We went to a small one room school house in the country and I sat right behind him. His name was Dennis and he had the biggest smile. Unfortunately we moved at the end of the year and I never saw him again but I can still picture his smile.

Annie said...

My first love left me a big bag of jelly hearts in my desk at school, we were in Grade 4 lol

Thanks for a great giveaway


nancyrobster@gmail.com

Annie said...

I follow your blog!

Thanks

nancyrobster@gmail.com

Ann Diana Dinh, said...

I follow your blog :)

And my first love was in 2nd grade, I went up to him and we stood under a big tree and asked him, "Guess who I like." and he said, "who?" and I smiled at him and said, "you." Then ran away.

behapppppppy(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Would have been in Kindergarten when on the monkey bars I got my first kiss. rayven18athotmaildotcom

bison61 said...

I'll call him my first crush-he was so cute.We were in the 7th grade. He gave me a mushy Valentine.And I kept it for years

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Sheri S. said...

Although I've had crushes and feelings for other guys, my current boyfriend is definitely my first real love. We met by chance at a party that I wasn't even going to attend and have been together for the past 4 years!

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Sheri S. said...

Oh and I'm now a follower of your blog :)

okibi-insanity said...

My first love was a classmate of mine in high school. He was my bestfriend and because of that I could not tell him that I like him. We made each friendship bracelets as a promise that we would be friends forever. :D

Sue
okibi_insanity[at]yahoo[dot]com

okibi-insanity said...

I follow your blog via Y!reader and I blogged about this giveaway in my LJ:

http://okibi-insanity.livejournal.com/4564.html

Sue
okibi_insanity[at]yahoo[dot]com

Michelle Kuo said...

I'd love to enter! Wow there are so many books to win! :) My "first love" was a crush I had in 4th grade with one of my best guy friends. Haha actually my very best friend and I BOTH had a crush on him, but we didn't really do anything about it. Then later the same school year I ended up crushing on another one of my best guy friends x] Even though I've moved to a different state, that first crush and I are still friends! :)

I'm now a follower of your blog!

I've also made a blog about your contest:
http://flyingsolooooo.blogspot.com/2009/02/giveaway.html

michelle.kuool(at)yahoo(dot)com

tynlyd said...

My first love is still my only love now, 17 years later. What is it about the first person you love that you never recover from?

tynlyd said...

I'm following your blog too!

leanne said...

my first love was a man who loved to play basketball and when he kissed me my knees went weak for weeks...I still wonder if he walked back into my life if he would have the same impact on my knees...and I have never forgot the kiss...ever.

Debbie Rodgers said...

My first love was in grade 1 - the smartest guy in the class. It was the start of a life-time of falling for intelligent men!

Debbie Rodgers
my.newsletter at netbundle.ca

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