Saturday, March 05, 2011

HAPPY HOUR by Michele Scott

WINNER ANNOUNCED for
HAPPY HOUR!
"kristin" who was the comment after
jennyfromthecube and before yourinvisiblepixie
You commented:


"I'm intrigued just by the description...I want to know what this mystery bombshell is..."

Well, Kristin! You get to find out
what the bombshell in the book is!

Please email me your full name and address so I can send your copy of Happy Hour! Congrats!
There are a couple of Kristins who did enter, so please make sure to make your entry identifiable from now on! Thanks everyone, and look for more fun books coming your way!


Book: Happy Hour

Author: Michele Scott
Winner: WILL BE ANNOUNCED HERE SO COME BACK TO SEE IF YOU'VE WON

Website: http://www.michelescott.com/

While I have not yet read Happy Hour, it’s definitely one I can’t wait to dive into (with a nice glass of Chardonnay in hand!). What a premise – four close friends who live in Napa Valley meet on Sundays for get-togethers, food and wine. Wouldn’t life be great if we could all take Sundays and make it our OWN day to hang with our best girlfriends, drink great wine and eat fabulous food?

But then again, it sure would make Mondays even harder!

Review on Amazon:Four friends working in Napa Valley, Sundays are for fellowship, good food and wine. Jamie is editor-in-chief at "Wine Lover's Magazine," and a single mother. Before her husband died, she lived a fairy tale life. Guilt from his death keeps her from moving forward. Kat is a sommelier, and co-owner of a restaurant with her chef husband Christian. Although deeply in love they deal with a myriad of issues, including ex-spouses, Kat's teenage sons and her new age mother Venus. Danielle is a vintner who finds herself entrenched in both an identity and family crises when her eldest daughter returns home from college with a bombshell of a secret. Alyssa is an artist and gallery owner. When a tragic past event catches up with her, she must face the skeleton in her closet and rely on her friends to see her through her darkest hours. These women discover that friendship is the right prescription to get through the hard times as well as for enjoying the wonderful moments together.

Michele Scott is the author of Murder Uncorked and the Wine Lover's Mystery Series as well as the Horse Lover's Mystery Series for Berkley Prime Crime (Penguin). Michele has been writing for more than fifteen years and after twelve years of pursuing her passion, she signed two three-book deals with Berkley in less than a year. Her debut novel Murder Uncorked, nominated for a best first mystery award by Romantic Times BookClub, hit the Barnes & Nobles mystery bestseller list and the Independent Mystery Bestseller list. Her newest books El PatrĂ³n and Happy Hour are departs from the cozy style. Happy Hour comes straight from the soul, touching on the struggles of women dealing with teenagers, aging parents, step-children, divorce and so much more. El Patron is a saga filled with lust, power, intrigue and action. Michele has been featured in The Writer, Romantic Times, San Diego Magazine, and Touring & Tasting.

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Please leave a comment, and all those who do will qualify to win Happy Hour! I’ll draw the winner on March 7 (always TWO days after I post the daily book, unless it’s a weekend, I may allow for more time), and I will post the winner’s name at the TOP of this post, in the highlighted area.

Come back and read about each book every day in March. Choose the books you'd like to win. Enter for any or ALL the books. Each entry will count as an entry toward the grand prize of winning ALL 31+ books at the end of the month. You can win the book of the day and still qualify to win ALL the books at the end of the month!

PLEASE be specific with your name in the comment section, and IF YOUR NAME is listed as the winner, you must email me at stephanieelliot@gmail.com in order to claim your prize. Email me with your full name and address so I can have your book(s) sent to you.

Thanks, and GOOD LUCK! And come back tomorrow to see what book I’ll be giving away then too!

It’s MaNiC MoMMy’s March Madness Book-A-Day Giveaway! Read ALL the Rules and Details Here!

Sorry, only U.S. and Canadian residents only!

155 comments:

Karen said...

Ooh, sounds great! I'd love to read this one! :) ktmixon315

Hawkzter said...

Everyone needs a "happy hour"! Sounds like a gook curl up sort of book.

Sharon Cox said...

The title alone...

Homestead Jen said...

Sounds like a great mix of personalities!

Anonymous said...

Me me me!!!! Sounds like another great one!!!


Laura Bolin
ANovelReview

flashtheoutlaw said...

Happy Hour is the best hour!

kathygold78 said...

What a nice idea...to be able to sit with friends every Sunday with a few drinks...sounds like a good read1

DJLizzyBeth said...

I can't wait to read this (and the other books from this month's list). I also can't wait to share those I've read with my friends, my book club and my students!

Lauren said...

Drinks and good girlfriends...what more do we need? Sounds like another good one. Lauren Royall

Maggie D said...

This sounds great! My girlfriends and I keep talking about starting a book club, and this is one we would all enjoy.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the opportunity to win a great looking book.
-Donna W.

IandSsmom said...

Sounds like another great book!

Lindsay Elizabeth said...

definitely the kind of book you need a glass of wine with! Love it!

Katy Finn said...

What more do I need? A book about Happy Hour in the Napa Valley??

Logan Collins said...

I sell wine for charity. I love wine and am sure I would love this book.

Anonymous said...

love girlfriends, wine, and food. Sounds like a winner.

clynnc

Meredith said...

I love a good girlfriend book!
~MommyMer

Sarah Lashua said...

What's better than a good happy hour?

Beverly Victoria said...

Sounds like a wonderful, soul recharging read!!

Siobhan said...

Your friends can always help you through anything. A good glass of wine doesn't hurt either . . .

Ally said...

Looks great!
Ally N

Sadie said...

Fingers crossed....

dmennella said...

I'm with you, this definitely looks like a book to be enjoyed with a glass of wine and some good chocolate!

taylorj2112 said...

I just joined weight watchers. This book sounds like it's worth using some points on a glass of wine...or 2.

Domesticated Gal said...

It sounds like Sex & The City...but with more wine. And less ridiculous movie sequels... I'm in!

Erika Lundquist said...

Sounds like a good read.

Anonymous said...

Oh please pick me!
Sasse1Susan

Becki** said...

Wait husband! We can't leave until I register for today's drawing! LOL

Hally said...

HAVE TO HAVE THIS. If I don't win, I'm totally buying it. We're headed to Sonoma in May for a Mom's Wknd Away.

THANK YOU MANIC!!! I love hearing about new authors.

Hally Hoots

buttah said...

So many books to choose from...I think I want them all!
Buttah

Kristin J said...

I hope to win this one!

jpetroroy said...

Love the title and hope to win!

scottmhutson said...

Happy Hour starts for me in 2 hours!

jdstec said...

I have a long list of favorite things. Friends and wine are at the top.

sarah frederick said...

Happy hour sounds good right about now!

sarah frederick said...

Always ready for happy hour!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY HOUR sounds like a great read to me!! Congrats on your contest- what a winner! Patti COl

BRN2SHOP9 said...

I have add this to my tbr liat. I cant wait!

Rhonda said...

Sounds wonderful!

keltban said...

Oh sounds wonderful!! Pick ME :)

Michelle Mierczewski said...

the ultimate troika!

Jana said...

I would love to read this book. Happy hour is a must!

Jana B

Stark Raving Shannon said...

Sounds like a good one! I'd love to read it!

Bridget said...

Sounds like another good one.
Iambtinrb

Sherry Bercu said...

Ahhhhhhhhh sounds like a good read.

Kate said...

I miss Happy Hours! :)
-KatieKat

Jennifer :) said...

This sounds interesting...I'm just starting to really get into wines, so this is going on my reading list.

~Jennifer Marie Rebekkah Harley

Lauren Louise said...

Happy Hour? My favorite time of the day! lol

equinn726 said...

Good food & good wine - sounds like a good read!

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure I read one on the other wine based mysteries and liked it. Might give this one a try.

fanficfan44

Anonymous said...

A nice book to curl up on the couch with and a glass of wine! RebeccaErin

Ronit said...

Sounds fantastic! It would be great to get together with girlfriends to drink wine every Sunday. I may need to adopt this tradition! Ronit W

Alli said...

Sounds great!
Alli M. Jones

Dulcibella said...

Oh this sounds so good, I'm not sure I should read this book, it might be a bad influence on me! :) My sis actually lives near Napa Valley. Just reading about this book makes me think it might be time for a visit...

Nanette said...

Once again...thanks for doing this contest! Hugs!! Nanette N.

Anonymous said...

Would love to read this book. jennyfromthecube@yahoo.com

kristin said...

I'm intrigued just by the description...I want to know what this mystery bombshell is...

your invisible pixie said...

this sounds awesome!

Mom'sLove said...

ohhhh number 69! I will keep the comments to myself....
I would love to read this one!!
Aaammmaaannndddaaa
(still Amanda)

Ronda C. in B'ham said...

I love Napa and happy hour. Would love to be able to get together with friends every Sunday.

LaVonneW said...

Good friends, good wine...doesn't get much better!

kristinrose said...

i love happy hours!

Susan said...

Books and wine!! Great combination!!

Suzebomb - the Book Bag

Tara S. said...

This is right up my alley! Fingers crossed!

Tiffany Drew said...

Please count me in :)

Shelly said...

Looks like a good one.

Juliet Farmer said...

food, wine & good friends--my kind of book! and Napa is just up the road from me. :)

Dolly said...

This sounds like a great one!

Jen R said...

sounds like a good one!

Jen Rabenstine

valerie said...

sounds really good!

Erin Goff said...

Happy hour? Mmmm... yes please. Oh and the book sounds great as well!

Lizzy said...

I love me some chick Lit! This one looks like a goody.

Lizzy Goosen

Kimmi said...

I would love to win.

Kas said...

Sounds like my kind of story!

Kassie H.

Amy Risner said...

Sounds like a great read!

Sugar__Mama said...

sounds good! put my name in the hat please!

Buffy Dee said...

This looks like an awesome book to loose myself in!

Sarah S. said...

Happy Hour sounds like a perfect way to relax with a bottle of wine.

Sarah S.
sslinsky@hvc.rr.com

Tracy Miller said...

This book looks great. I hope I win.

Tina Brannan said...

Sounds great! Love the title!!

Dani In Chicago said...

Sounds like another great book!

dani patarazzi
danisilvia223@gmail.com

EasternOregon2v said...

I love food books.

mthouvenel

Colleen Turner said...

Something my cousin and I have to read together. We are wine buddies :)!
Colleen Turner

Anonymous said...

This book sounds great! I love "happy hour"!!

Kristin
klicense@verizon.net

Kristy said...

I'd love to win this! :) Sounds good.

Taylor Morris said...

Loveeee to get this one!

jne said...

Sounds awesome!- jenni(fur) N.

Angie said...

I have the wine, now I just need the book! Sounds like a great read!

Kirsten said...

Another day, another book. LOVE IT!
Kirsten R.

PS: My word verification is oodloo. Funny word. :-)

A.C. Morris said...

I would love to sit back and read this with a glass of wine!

Chelsea Hoffman said...

I'm a fan of any kind of Happy Hour. Just sayin'!

Christine in NJ said...

WoW!... I read the review WITH a glass of wine in my hand! Can't wait to read this one! Thanks MaNiC!

Christine

Lisa justus said...

Sounds like just what I need, but I guess I would settle for the book :) hope I win!

Wendi from Louisiana said...

I have a group of friends with whom I'd love to be able to visit like this!

Wendi fr LA

StephRochelle said...

All I needed to see was "wine" to be interested. :)

Lilianarenee said...

Every day I have to talk myself out of going and buying each book just in case. If march isnt my month come April Borders is going to love me until I own each one!

Anonymous said...

Happy Hour starts soon for me!
Sounds like another good read!
Pennygirl, Manitowoc

Hope C. said...

Living in Walla Walla, the heart of wine country I appreciate how much these types of Sundays can mean..sounds like a great read!

S. said...

Happy Hour sounds like a VERY GOOD READ.
The spoos Mom,
Manitowoc,WI

Nicole Marie said...

Loves me some happy hour!

NicoleMG from CT :)

Melissa said...

Love books, love wine!! Melissa Rem

Bee said...

It sounds like a great read.

Bri H.

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I love happy hour!

amanda said...

Gotta love a happy hour!

-Amandatx

ChristineCet said...

love me anything napa. oh my... wine and a good book. even better. and people haven't claimed their books. what the....

Dawn said...

How can you not love a book called Happy Hour!?

Dawn MG

Cori Bravo said...

Sounds fabulous! Fingers crossed on this one!!

emily said...

Sounds delightful! Pick me! Pick me!
~Emily Riley-Berghorn

Colbey Jones said...

Dying to read this and unfortunately "happy hour" is as close as I'll be getting to napa this year!

Philadelphia said...

Sounds like fun! Would love to read!

sotheywillalwaysremember said...

sounds like something I could use... Happy Hour!

Julie Carroll said...

sounds like a great chick book!

Janel said...

I love any book where food plays a bit part in the story!

Carly said...

Looks great! I'm interested.

Carly Haynes

The Jagow Family said...

You really do have the best job....love all the books so far. Win or lose, I'm sure I will be reading them all. :)

michelle jagow

bella said...

Sounds like a page turner.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like an excellent book - cannot wait to read it!
JillChMitch

Rachael said...

As a bay area native, this sounds great! Rachael M in CA

Denise said...

who doesn't love a good happy hour?

Samantha said...

Best hour of the day!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great read!

SPepper22

Margie said...

Sounds good! THanks for the giveaway.
mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

Croppergirl said...

I don't know a lot about wine, but a day drinking with my girlfriend is definitely right up my alley!

Pamela Hoffman
croppergirl@tx.rr.com

Ready To Be A Momma said...

looks like a good read!
qweska8402

Lindsay said...

Looks like a great book with a great cast of characters~Lindsay

Emma Straley said...

Food, wine and friends. Life doesn't get much better!

Nicole said...

Happy Hour! Woo-hoo!
Nicole Harper

Lucy0872 said...

What I wouldn't give for a weekly happy hour with girlfriends and no kids! It would certainly make the week much more fun! Sounds like a good read!

BrendaBMarion said...

We lived in California for 6 months and I so miss all of the wonderful wineries! This book sounds like it would be a great reminder of all those fun happy hours!

RedDragon said...

Sounds interesting! I share the background in art and wine - wish I was spending the day today drinking wine with girlfriends but I am afraid I will be washing cats instead!!

CariL said...

Sounds amazing! CariL

karenk said...

would enjoy reading this novel...thanks for the chance :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Heidiopia said...

Right up my alley! You had me at "Happy Hour". :)
Thanks, MM!

Shelley said...

Oh, this one sounds good too!

DaphneSFL said...

2 of my friends have read this book and loved it. I hope to win.

Terri said...

Girlfriends + a bottle of wine (or 2) =awesomeness!

Terri M. in Phoenix

Amy said...

Anything with a title like "Happy Hour" has to be good, right?!
amypackster

Nearl said...

I'm not sure I could read this book without a glass of wine in hand.

Casey said...

happy hour is my favorite time of day!

Christina said...

Very intriguing!

ChristinaL

Christina said...
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ebrokaw said...

Sounds like interesting characters. EBrokaw

Kirsten said...

Who doesn't like Happy Hour?

Middle-aged Diva said...

I love the wine country and am dying to read it.

Tina the powell said...

Looks like a great read

Lesley Davis, Esq said...

Love hearing about all the new books.

Kristi said...

Sounds like a great read.

Kristi Marie W.

Jen said...

makes me want a cocktail!

Stephanie said...

THANK YOU ALL FOR COMMENTING! NO COMMENTS AFTER THIS COMMENT WILL QUALIFY FOR THIS BOOK! THANK YOU! CHECK OUT THE NEXT BOOKS OFFERED FOR THE BOOK-A-DAY GIVEAWAY! THANKS, MANIC MOMMY

grandytaiko said...

Thanks for the review!! This one sounds interesting.

jeffie laura said...

Am I too late?

LynnBelo said...

wow.

Amanda Skarsgard said...

Is it too late? Sounds like a weekend getaway.

My Two Army Brats said...

I want to win, pick me!!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

oh yes life - twists turns and tunnels... thx for a happy hr ")