A Fine and Fun Book Giveaway

Thanks to Megan at HarperCollins, we have two (2) copies to give away of the forthcoming debut novel by Dana Precious, Born Under a Lucky Moon.   This book will be released by Morrow Paperback on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 ($14.95).   Here is a synopsis of the story and a brief profile of the author.

Born Under a Lucky Moon is the tale of two very important (but distant) years in the lives of Jeannie Thompson and her (embarrassing, crazy) colorful family members to whom “things” just happen.   From the Great Lakes of Michigan to Los Angeles and back again, it is a story of surprise marriages, a renegade granny, a sprinkler system cursed by the gods, and myriad other factors Jeannie blames for her full-tilt and out-of-control existence.   But it’s also about good surprises – like an unexpected proposal that might just open Jeannie’s eyes to her real place among the people she loves most in the world…  the same ones she ran far away from to begin with.

“Lucky the reader who picks up this funny, charming and touching debut novel.   I loved it.”   Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times bestselling author

Dana Precious lives in L.A. with her husband and son.   She has two dogs: a small border terrier named Thompson (as in Hunter – long story) and Bella, a very large bullmastiff whose activity of choice is sleeping on the couch and watching Oprah. Prior to writing, Diana worked for several major film studios.

So, you can probably tell that this is going to be a fun one to read!   How can you win a copy?   Simply by posting a comment with your name and e-mail address here, or doing the same by sending an e-mail to Josephsreviews@gmail.com .   This will count as a first entry in the contest.   For a second entry, please answer this question that Munchy the cat came up with, “What is the craziest thing about someone in your family (human or animal)?”

You have until Sunday, February 20, 2011 at Midnight PST to submit your entry or entries.   In order to be eligible to be a winner in this contest, you must live in the United States or Canada, and have a residential mailing address.   Books will not be shipped to P. O. boxes or to business-related addresses.

The winners will be picked by Munchy, and will be notified by e-mail.   They will have 72 hours to supply their mailing addresses when contacted.   This is it for the complex contest rules.   Good luck and good reading!


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31 responses to “A Fine and Fun Book Giveaway

  1. I’d love to win this book.

    webbJM AT verizon DOT net

  2. The craziest thing about someone in my family is that my mom won’t eat chicken because she had to take care of the chicken coop as a kid.

    webbJM AT verizon DOT net

  3. anne

    This book sounds wonderful and unique. thanks for this great review.

  4. anne

    My rescue dog, Bogie is extremely energetic and has a thing for UPS trucks. Not a fan of them. He chased one down the street once only, which was scary and frightening for me, more than for him.

  5. Tiffany D.

    Great giveaway, I’d love to read this!


  6. frugaluser

    I would love to win this sounds like a great read!

  7. Tiffany D.

    The craziest thing about someone in my family is that my mother talks in her sleep, which is quite hilarious. She has said many random things (Superman is coming with a hot fudge sundae!) but my favorite was when she had seen Interview With the Vampire for the first time and we had to wake her up because she was yelling at Brad Pitt in her sleep “don’t eat it Brad! It’s a rat! Don’t eat it!!” We still laugh at her for that one lol.


  8. Cute book cover!
    My mom once found the skeletal remains of a kitty in the crawl space under the house. She put it in a box and gave it to her younger sister because that sister was the only one that had pet cats. My mom was in her 40’s at the time.

  9. avatarlady

    I’d love to win this book! Sounds lovely.

    lifeis.oceanbliss at gmail dot com

  10. avatarlady

    This is funny the craziest thing about someone in my family is my father’s first car that was so ugly and a secondhand crashed as he drove it somewhere in the steppe mountains along with his driving mentor his cousin. They both landed in the hospital for some minor injuries. I’m happy that was his first and last car ever… because we never have always wanted him to drive.

  11. Linda Kish

    I would love to read this book.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  12. Linda Kish

    Our younger dachshund can jump straight up 2 feet. He is like a jumping bean.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  13. jen

    looks like a great book

    jen161 at hotmail dot com

  14. Michelle Hess

    I would love to win this for my birthday!!

  15. Sounds like something I would love.

    silversolara AT gmail DOT com


  16. thanks for the giveaway!!! SOunds like a good read!!

    nicolemarielum @gmail.com

  17. Sheila K.

    Sounds like a good read—please enter me to win!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  18. Dawn N.

    Would love to win a copy of this book!

    The craziest thing about someone in my family would have to be the fact that my son is a human jumprope. He can lock his hands together in front of him and without letting them go can climb over them with his legs, bring them up around, over his head and back in front of him where he started. Crazy!!

  19. Would love to win this! THanks!

  20. Steve Capell

    I wasn’t sure I would throw my name into the mix for this book until I read the remainder of the prologue and most importantly the last two paragraphs. I love the statement, “This is just one story of my family. It starts with a long-planned wedding on a Saturday, followed by a surprise wedding on Sunday. It ends with a murder and a sex scandal. Like every relationship in every family, this story doesn’t reside in the black and white of right and wrong. It resides in the gray area called love.” This book really sounds like a fun read so thanks for the opportunity.

  21. Kay

    We had a cat named Xena, after the Warrior Princess. She definitely lived up to her name. She thought we were all her serfs and when she started attacking me every time I sat down at my computer, we had to sadly put her to sleep. The vet said she had mental issues. I thought we should have named her Anne of Green Gables or Beth from Little Women! LOL

  22. Karen B

    This sounds like a wonderful read.

  23. Karen B

    Back in the 40s my cat, Mittens, would sit on the edge of the wringer washer and bat at the soap suds when mom did the wash. That is until the day she leaned over too far and fell in!

  24. Susan P.

    This looks like an enjoyable book!

  25. Susan P.

    One of the crazy things in my family is my Cuban mother-in-law who puts hexes on people. After bad things happened to someone she put a hex on, I almost believed it!

  26. Beth C

    Love to read this book!

  27. Beth C

    I have a very strange cat! Whenever we play Yahtzee (a game with dice) she comes running out and sits on a chair by the table. She then proceeds to put her paws on the edge of the table and waits for us to give her a dice which she then hits on the floor and plays with! Happens every time!

  28. I would love to win this book!
    -Christa Nolan

  29. The craziest thing about someone in my family is that I don’t like ketchup! lol.

  30. Mona Garg

    This sounds like a quirky family drama.

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