Friday, April 10, 2009

You CHICKS ARE AWESOME!!!

Seriously....
YOU KICK BUTT!!
Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart
for all the support you all have shown!
More support means more reviews and more books to giveaway!
So thanks again!!



LET'S GET IT STARTED!!



IT'S FREE BOOK FRIDAY!!




Girls In Trucks by Katie Crouch

Here we follow the story of Sarah Walters and her 3 closest friends, Bitsy, Charlotte, and Annie.
The story starts out with the four of them in a South Carolina Cotillion school and follows, mostly Sarah, into adulthood.
The four women battle drug addiction, adultery, low self esteem, cancer, and really bad choices in men.
Crouch uses different points of view throught the story giving different views into each woman's life, which was interesting. However, it seemed sometimes to me almost like a collection of short stories, which gave me a little trouble with the flow.
Sarah has a lot of wit, and I really liked her honesty, but I felt like I was missing something in her development as a character. I wanted to feel connected to her, I just didn't. I think that has more to do with me personally though than the book itself.
To be fair, it is a well told story that could have been very typical (4 women move from their home in the south to NYC) but it strays far from it. Almost a cautionary tale, if you will, of what young girls can face as they grow up and leave home.

Favorite Lines (There's a lot of quotable material in this one):"...I watched, hoping she wouldn't come out too broken. It's all you can do for people sometimes, no matter how much you love them. This is one of the many things I was only beginning to understand."

"Being unfaithful to yourself is not as hard as you'd think."


"It took us a while to shed our Southern ways, but after a few months we figured out that one's natural height should not be enhanced by one's bangs."

Thanks to Valerie at Hatchett Book Groups for these books!!


The 5 Winners of "Girls In Trucks" ARE






MARIE






You have 48 hours to get me your addresses
or I will have to choose other Chicks!!
email me at castellanoamy at yahoo dot com


I wasn't sure it was possible that there was a vampire series out there that I haven't read...turns out THERE IS!!!
Stakes and Stilettos is #4 in the Immortality Bites series!


I can't wait to sink my teeth into this one...(sorry couldn't help myself.).. and the first three...This will be next Friday's Review which is when I will also be announcing the winner's of


...YEP 5 COPIES!! Up for GRABS!!!


us and canada only please no po boxes
thanks Anna at Hatchette Book Group for these books!!
1. Leave a comment +1
2. Blog about this contest leave another comment +2
3. Follow me +1 already a follower +2
4. Put my linky on your blog +5 don't forget to link me back! ( EVERY FRIDAY I pick a random freebie winner from people who have my linky!) You can find the linky on this post HERE!!PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not forget to add your email to your entries!!!


THIS WEEKS RANDOM LINKY WINNER IS:


CHRISTI



email me your address for some happy mail...from me!



There is still time to enter the



SELF HELP SUNDAY giveaway

And

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50 comments:

Jennifer said...

I'd like to enter this contest too.

I'm already a follower and I have a link to your blog in my sidebar, as well as a separate link to this contest.

Thanks for another great giveaway.

jennmarie68(at)gmail.com

Pissenlit said...

Ooh! Vampires! I've heard about this series though I've not read it yet.

JenMarie said...

Eeek, how exciting!

Bingo said...

Please enter me and I am already a follower..thanks

Kelly said...

I would LOVE to read another vampire series. I can't wait to see what you think. I can't help but wonder if anything can compare to the Twilight series! LOL

Bridget said...

Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I posted about this on Win A Book.

Indigo said...

Vampires? Count me in please. Thanks! Indigo

I'm also already following you.

ravensquietscreams(at)gmail(dot)com

drey said...

I want it. =) I already follow, and it's on my giveaways post tab (on header).

Wendy said...

Would love, love to sink my teeth into this :D

wendyhines (at) hotmail (dot) com

I Heart Monster said...

I'd love to read this series!

I link to you in my blogroll, I subscribe.

iheartmonster{at}iheartmonster{dot}com

VioletReads said...

A chicklit vampire series I've never read?! Awesome! I'd love to win this!

violetreads at gmail

MJ said...

i would love this.

MJ said...

I follow.

mj.coward{at}gmail.com

ginnn7 said...

i love vampire books. new follower. thanks

tetewa said...

My favorite reads are vampires! tWarner419@aol.com

bridget3420 said...

I'd love to win this book:)

I'm already a follower.

bridget3420 said...

Oops. Forgot to leave my email

bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

Janel said...

Please enter me! I love the name of the series.

I am already a follower!

jgbeads AT gmail DOT com

Katie said...

Enter me!
bball11kt@sbcglobal.net

okibi-insanity said...

Oh! I love the title of the book-- Stakes & Stilettos. Count me in. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

Sue
okibi_insanity[at]yahoo[dot]com

okibi-insanity said...

I blogged about this giveaway at my LJ:
http://okibi-insanity.livejournal.com/8038.html#cutid1

Thanks.

Sue
okibi_insanity[at]yahoo[dot]com

okibi-insanity said...

I follow.

Sue
okibi_insanity[at]yahoo[dot]com

purplg8r said...

I love this series! Please enter me!

purplg8r@aol.com

purplg8r said...

I blogged about the contest here

Mishel said...

Enter me please!!

I'm already a follower and I have a link to this contest on my sidebar 8)

Thanks Amy,

mishtakes AT gmail DOT com

Margie said...

OMLV!!! I cannot believe that I haven't heard about these books!
Please, enter me too, I must read these!
I'm already a follower and have your linky-thingy on my blog ;)
I'm crossing my fingers!!!
Thankyou!!! ~ margie

mescrap@rocketmail.com

danie88 said...

Please enter me in the contest! I'd love to win this book! :)

romancebookaddict@hotmail.com

danie88 said...

I added your blog link to my blogroll under "Fellow Book Blogs" here is the link to my blog:
http://confessionsofaromancebookaddict.wordpress.com/

romancebookaddict@hotmail.com

danie88 said...

I'm now a follower

romancebookaddict@hotmail.com

olympianlady said...

Please enter me. Thanks!

tiffanyak1986(at)hotmail(dot)com

Holly said...

Hey Amy!

I would like to enter the contest for Stakes and Stilettos. I am a follower, and I have your link up on my blog. www.bellasnovella.com

bellasnovella@gmail.com

Holly

Judi said...

I've been itching to get my hands on a copy! :)

sidhevicious@shaw.ca

Book Spot said...

I've wante to start this series since it was posted about on someone's blog...(now I forget whose, though)...so I would definitely love to win!

and I've added you to my blog roll :)

Jana said...

I am so glad to hear that there is another vampire series. Just finished the Sookie series. Enter me in this one. Would love to read it. Now, off to add post re: this contest...

Jana said...

Okay, I'm back. Here's the link to my post about your awesome give-away.

http://icantwanna.blogspot.com/2009/04/chic-book-chicks-give-away-vampire.html

I am a follower. (Sounds cult-ish, doesn't it.)

Rosemary said...

I'm already a follower, Amy, and I am so tickled you have found us another vampire series. YAY!!!!

I'll admit it, I hope I win!

Shelley K. said...

I would SO love to win this book. I love vamp books and thought I had read all of the girl vamp books so am glad that there is a new one out!!

Please enter me.

tskrush(at)cox(dot)net

Shelley K. said...

new follower

tskrush(at)cox(dot)net

The Giveaway Diva said...

ahha i'd love to enter this! sounds awesome!!

nicolemarielum @gmail.com

The Giveaway Diva said...

i follow!! too!! =)

Shelley K. said...

I have your linky up....

http://ragdollcatmom.blogspot.com

tskrush(at)cox(dot)net

Chris C said...

Sounds like an amazing book! Hand raised!

danunepthys(at)hotmail(dot)com

JenniferB said...

sounds like a good book- love to read
Jennifer

ejxd95@gmail.com

JenniferB said...

blogged #1
http://www.jennifershappyspot.blogspot.com

JenniferB said...

blogged #2
http://www.jennifershappyspot.blogspot.com

JenniferB said...

i'm following your blog

JenniferB said...

following blog #2

Beth said...

Please enter me - I'd love to have this book.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Mimi said...

Sounds like my kind of reading material. Count me in! Thanks!

JenMarie said...

It came today, it came today!!!
Thanks again!!