Monday, September 10, 2012

Fall Book Giveaway!

This morning I sat on the couch while Matthew and Leah fought over who got to take up the most space on my lap.  Sensing he could win the battle, Matthew looked up at me with great big puppy dog eyes and pulled out his trump card:  "Mommy... don't feel good."

Not to be outdone, Leah immediately chimed in, "Mommy, Matthew don't feel good but I sick!"

I told them there was room on my lap for both of them.  (There is.  I don't eat all those brownies for nothing!)  So Leah tried a different approach.  She pointed straight at me and said:  "Mommy, elephant!" 

Um, Leah, I understand that you love elephants, but let me give you a few hints about manipulating your mother.  Hint #1:  Never point at the woman who gave birth to you and say, "Elephant!"

So I got off the couch and decided my wounded self-esteem needed a distraction.  Something fall-ish and crafty, which meant a few minutes later I was letting the kids use their fingers to stamp fingerprint leaves on skeletal-looking trees.  I thought the craftiness of it all would cancel out their neurotic need for hand cleanliness, but I was wrong.  Total artwork distraction time: 3 minutes.

Darn it!  I thought I was being so fun!

But since that didn't satiate my need for something fall-ish, I ate leftover apple crisp for lunch.  Ahem, I mean with lunch...  And then I picked up the latest spooky release from four-time Whitney Award winner, Stephanie Black.  Yes, that's FOUR TIMES she has won the award for Best Mystery/Suspense novel.  In your face, Anne Perry!  (No, seriously, Stephanie beat out New York Times bestselling author, Anne Perry, for the award last year).


So you should read her new book, Shadowed, because it's awesome.  Also, because my name is in the acknowledgements, which means I am awesome by association.  And did I mention I'm giving away a personalized, autographed copy for free?  Just leave a comment on this post and I'll put your name in the drawing.  Leave a clever, amusing, or obsequious comment and I will put your name in twice.  Possibly three times, as long as you don't compare me to an elephant.

Happy reading!

16 comments:

DMH said...

Is it in the bookstores yet?

Bonnie said...

Yes, I picked it up at Seagull Book on Saturday.

Wendy said...

Yeehaw! Can't wait to read it!

Amy McConkie said...

I'm so excited! I've never thought of it as a fallish book before, but she really is good at creepy!

Darrin Lythgoe said...

I feel a sickness coming on. Yes, I am getting sick, very sick. And obsequious. Do I get a free book?

Megan B ♥ said...

OoooooooooOOOOOoooh!!! I want to read it!

JujuBean said...

"Oooh, Mommy . . . Elephant." Maybe she just saw something BEHIND you. ;) My kids say they still love to sit on my lap because I'm the softest.
Thanks, Guys!

Kris said...

I would like to acknowledge Bonnie Overly who inspired me to write this clever, funny and obsequious comment and who forced me to google the word "obsequious" in the first place. I couldn't have done it without you.

Between Barry and Lucy fighting over my lap, the first one to make me feel fat gets sent to their room. It happens more frequently than you'd think.

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kws said...

Apparently I am not at all clever, amusing or obsequious because the only comment I can think of is, "count me in". So, count me in.

annjeanette said...

I love her books! I've borrowed them from Sue before and devour them! So good!

Ali said...

Bonnie, you crack me up and your kids do too! If they're this crafty now, I can't wait to see what they come up with as teenagers.

Can we still be friends if I also admit to googling a word? Satiate. Hmmm...I might be as dumb as a box of rocks--Can't even figure out its pronunciation.

...and you don't look like an elephant.

Courtney said...

Awesome! I want one :)

Tiffany said...

OOO, me!! :)

Alison said...

Woohoo! I've read all of Stephanie's books & I love them!! Me, me, me. Pick me!! :)

Katie--the amazing one, not your other friend named Katie. She's amazing, too, but not the same Katie as me-- said...

I want to become a new fan. Pick me! Please.