Thursday, August 12, 2010

"aMaZiNG HoT CHoCoLaTe GRaCe BooK GiVeaWaY, MaNiC STyLe!

Announcing the “Amazing Hot Chocolate Grace” Giveaway because if this doesn’t scream MaNiC Book Contest, then I don’t know what does!

So, I’ve been promising books for weeks and I’ve been so busy that I haven’t been able to do this but I’ve got some time now and I figured I’d make it super-duper fun and exciting by combining all three books here, and you can enter to win them all in this one post!

First up, we’ve got the ‘CHOCOLATE’ portion in my clever title of this contest, as you’ll see from this AWESOME book cover – don’t you love it? Don’t you wish it was scratch ‘n’ sniff? It’s not. I tried:
IT’S NOT PMS IT’S YOU, by Deb Amlen, a hilarious and a totally non-hormonal analysis of male behavior. The author “examines the ‘hands-in-Pants Syndrome’” … how can you not love this philosophy that all men are D.U.M.B!? Cuz sorry, but they are. (Except for the four who are reading this post!). IT’S NOT PMS, IT’S YOU, would make a great gift for any woman … know someone going through a break-up, dealing with unrequited love, divorce, know someone who is newly engaged or just about to take that walk down the aisle? Know a WOMAN? Then THIS BOOK is THE PERFECT book for HER! Truly, if you’re looking for a fun book to make a friend laugh, and laugh about the idiot man in her life, get this book for her.

And next up on our list of MaNiC books for today is the HOT in “Amazing Hot Chocolate Grace” Giveaway …

My Formerly Hot Life: Dispatches From Just the Other Side of Young by Stephanie Dolgoff. Unfortunately, I couldn’t really relate to this book at all, because I haven’t gotten to the other side yet … Bwhahahahah! Do I crack myself up or WHAT?? Of course, I’ve been there, greeting everyone else, and handing out hankies to the other hags to wipe away the old lady tears! Anyway, yeah, I’m OLD. But this book is fresh and fantabulous, just like Stephanie (the author, not me). I asked her if she has accepted her life now as being “Formerly Hot.” Here’s what she had to say:

“Yep. Life is better over here on the other side of young. We're not working so hard all the time to look like we know what we're doing, we're not ruled by the opinions of others, we know what makes us happy and we're better at our work and our relationships. So what if my boobs aren't quite as high as they were before I had kids? So what if people I don't know don't come up to me in bars wanting to have sex quite as often? (Quite as often?! You mean they still do! That’s AWESOME!) … I have the life that I set out to have, and the tradeoff is totally worth it--not that anyone has a choice. Time passes, despite our best efforts. My life may not be "hot," but it's so, so much better than it was when I was allegedly young and having the ‘time of my life.’"

Finally, one of my very good friends, Trish Ryan has written an “AMAZING” memoir, her second, as a matter of fact, and I was very surprised and pleased to see that she mentions me in her acknowledgments page along with a slew of talented women – thank you Trish!

A Maze of Grace: A Memoir of Second Chances is the story of her and her husband Steve’s first five years of marriage. I am still reading furiously through it, and it’s inspirational and thought-provoking, and many times I stop and really think about what she has to say about her relationship with her husband, and with God. I am especially giving serious thought about the part in the book where a female pastor proclaims: GIVE THAT MAN SOME SEX. Seriously, read it, and you will KNOW what I’m talking about. It is SOOOO true, but how do you GIVE THAT MAN SOME SEX when the last two times you’ve tried to GIVE THAT MAN SOME SEX this and this have happened? Anyway, Trish has a way of writing down her story to make you think about how YOUR own story is forming, and I think that’s a talent not many possess.

And here’s where YOU come in. Want a shot at winning one or ALL of these books? Leave a comment HERE and you MUST include your email so I can contact you if you are a winner. And you must be a US or Canadian resident -- sorry for all you lucky folks who get to live in exotic places, but you can't enter this one!

If you Facebook and link to this post (and looky here, I am including a TINYURL here to make things easier for you: http://tinyurl.com/gracehotchoc), then I will add another entry for you to win. Please make sure to do the @Stephanie Elliot so I know you have Facebooked about the contest.
Similarly, if you tweet the same TINYURL: http://tinyurl.com/gracehotchoc, I will also add another entry for you to win. So, the more you tweet and Facebook about it, the more chances you have to win these fun books! If you’re just interested in one, or two, or all three of the books, just Tweet or FB or comment here on one or two or all three of the books you want to enter to win!

Pretty simple! And pretty fun! All these books are all so different but they’re all great reads and I know you’ll enjoy them! I am giving away:

3 copies of It’s Not PMS, It’s You

2 copies of My Formerly Hot Life

1 signed copy of A Maze of Grace

Thanks for reading, thanks for commenting and sharing the information, and I will certainly have lots more coming to you very soon!

PeaCe uP, because down is too far to go, and it might hurt falling!

~MaNiC MoMMY

41 comments:

DawnfromCA said...

Woo hoo I'm first! That has never happened to me before! I'll take it as a sign that I'm destined to win one or all of these great reads! Thanks you Manic for the fun. :)

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Cool, and you get two entries already, one from here and one from FB! This might be easy to keep track! (I say this NOW!)

Lunch Buckets said...

I'm totally in! And second :)

Anonymous said...

Meeeeee!!!!! I wannnnna WIN something!!!!!!! :) I have been wanting to read "It's not PMS, It's you"!!! Because I "supposedly" am such a BiTcH when Aunt Flo visits, I just want to for once have a reason to say and/or think...I AM NOT A BITCH FOR NOTHIN...LOOK AT ALL THE SHIT I GOTTA DEAL WITH! For some reason I just think EVERYONE gets really lazy, rude, dumb & completely incompetent at least once a month...and go figure IT just happens to be that week...phhheeessshh! I sooo knew it wasn't ALL ME!!!

I'M NOT GONNA WIN...I'M A L0ser:(

~L0SERM0M~ said...

:o( I'm DuMb! I wish I could delete the 2nd comment from me, the ANONYMOUS L0SER!!!

My Two Army Brats said...

Pick me pick me! kmtkbest@gmail.com
I love the books you recommend and often pick them up after you post about them.

Deb Amlen said...

Hey Stephanie, thanks so much for hosting such a rad giveaway... I'm thrilled to join the party here!

FWIW, I lobbied hard for scratch 'n sniff, but no go :)

Good luck to everyone and thanks so much for Tweeting/FB'ing, etc. While you're doing that, look for me on Twitter under debamlen and on Facebook as well!

Shelley said...

Hey Steph, I linked to the post on FB, but I have no idea what you mean by the @Stephanie Elliot thing.

I want the "It's Not PMS, It's You!", because as I've already mentioned, this is something I've long suspected. As in, he's just really freaking annoying. :)

Kirsten said...

Pick me Pick me..I love to read and need some type of diversion!!:-)

Stacie B said...

Me Please!!!!!!!!

Amanda said...

Another raffle! I want your life! I want those books! When I'm done here, I will sign up again on FB.... ;) Love your posts and the books you promote! Do you read any of Holly Kennedy's books? They are awesome!
Hugs
Amanda

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Hey all you lovely ladies!!! I'm so glad you're all excited! Can you do me a favor when you enter -- PLEASE include your email -- it makes it much easier for me to keep track of who the winner might be!! Also, I forgot to mention that if you're not in Canada or the US, you can't win (Amanda, I think this applies to you, but DAMMIT girl, I think I need to send you something because you have been such a good friend for so freaking long OMG!!!!) And Shelley, on FB, if you type something in, and if you start it with the @ sign, it should pull up your friends and find me if you type in my name and you click on me and that will 'alert' me in a message that you've 'mentioned' me in a post! OK, ladies, now go eat some chocolate! And as Deb said, go follow her on Twitter at @Debamblen! PeaCe uP!

Superstar said...

oooh me!! I also posted on facebook but since I'm not on your friends list, it didn't link to you. Check out my wall Leah Welsh Lowe and there it will be.

Autumn said...

Would love to win!! Going to post on fb too!! :)
apganes@msn.com

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Oops, this AManda who already posted is NOT the AManda from the UK that I know, so THIS AManda is good, and wow, I type so fast that every time I type AManda it comes out with a cap A and M. WOW! I am weird! Or MaNiC or something!

Tiffany said...

FUN FUN FUN! I am going to Tweet and FB post now! Thanks!
tiff.hatch83@gmail.com

The Poty's said...

I love your give aways! All of the books sound like great reads and I would love to win them. Your new job sounds like so much fun, I'm jealous!

~L0SERM0M~ said...

losermomx3@yahoo.com :)

Anonymous said...

I love your book recommendations and giveaways! Thanks Manic!

-Donna W.

jennhuts said...

I seem to have good luck with your book giveaways, gonna try again & see what happens. jennhutson3128@yahoo.com

Amanda said...

hahaha When I first read that I live out of the country, I thought wait a minute.... I live in California!! haha
for my email
Ascourt@hotmail.com

Denise in MA said...

Yes, yes! I want to read these great books. Crossing my fingers that I win this time!!

bdgibson at hotmail dot com

Bridget said...

I would like to win any of these books! They all sound great.
iambtinrb@aol.com

Sarah said...

This is such a great giveaway!! I would love to win any of the three, so sign me up!!!

foxchick0323@live.com

Erin said...

SWEET contest. So glad i live in the US! PHEW! :-} going to attempt to share on FB too...stress the word attempt! -e-
erin713 at gmail dot com.

sotheywillalwaysremember said...

I love a good memoir and A Maze of Grace sounds great! I can't wait to read it.

amanda said...

I would love to read these books!
mandyhugo@aol.com

karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read these fabulous novels :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Terri said...

All three books sound like the making of a great weekend of reading! tmajor421@gmail.com

Michelle said...

Oh very cool - I was trying to figure out how all those three went together :) You have the most fun books that you read. Love 'em!

As Cape Cod Turns said...

Sign me up! They all look great! I am putting this up on FB too :)

thoughtsfromthedeepend@gmail.com said...

I LOVE to read!
(so please pick me!)

Heidiopia said...

MM, you rock! 3 incredible books-- if only I could just read all day every day! Can't wait to check these out. :) Count me in!!

Tiffany said...

WOW somehow I missed this post, but I am glad I found it before it was to late! Sign me up ( : I'm just loving the chocolate theme....

schlarmette(at)gmail(dot)com

Tiffany said...

http://www.facebook.com/tiff.schlarm

passed the news on via my facebook profile with a link to your blog.

schlarmette(at)gmail(dot)com

v.luyster said...

I really love your blog! sign me up for the books they all look great! Good luck with the new schools, I went to 15 different school between kindergarten and fourth grade!

Trish McCourt said...

I would love to win all three! I LOVE chocolate. I am formerly hot.
And well, memoirs intrigue me. :)

Julie Sommer Johnston said...

Hi! I'd loved to win A Formerly Hot Life, and It's not PMS, It's You! I just got a copy of A Maze of Grace, and am looking forward to reading it. I posted a link on Facebook and Twitter too! Email is jajohnston27@embarqmail.com

Thanks! Julie Sommer Johnston

Tiffany said...

So I forgot to say I was interested in all 3.... also I don't tweet, but I did post it on my blog.
http://acozyreaderscorner.blogspot.com/p/contest.html
if that counts.. and if not its cool! schlarmette[at]gmail[dot]com

Stark Raving Shannon said...

I'd love to win any of these books. Love your blog!
starkravingshannon@yahoo.com

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