Sunday, June 12, 2011

THE D WORD by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke



There were TWO winners drawn for this book: 
Brantly's Mom
Emily116
You both have won e-books of The D Word! Please email me at stephanieelliot@gmail.com and I will let you know how you can get your copies of The D Word! 








I’m really excited to introduce you to you Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, who are the founders of CHICK LIT IS NOT DEAD. If you’ve not heard of them, you’re going to LOVE them and you’ll NEED to add them to your list of favorite authors and bloggers as well! You’ll want to be at their site daily too – they are ALWAYS sharing great author info, and doing fun giveaways on their site as well. Seriously, you will LOVE these ladies.

THIS JUST IN: Liz and Lisa are hosting the The D Word Huge Ass Giveaway - Head to their site for details on how you can win an iPad 2, camcorder, signed Laura Dave books and more!

 
Not only are they terrific internet stars, they’re also authors, whose book, The D Word has just been released in e-book form, and you can WIN IT HERE! We’re giving away TWO e-book copies!

The D Word:
Jordan Daniels and Elle Ryan thought their lives would become less complicated when they walked away from their respective relationships one year ago. But instead, they find themselves vying for a relationship with the same divorced man.

As a spiritual counselor, newly single mother Jordan Daniels makes her living predicting other people’s futures. If only she could foresee her own. A year after filing for divorce from her husband, Kevin, he seems to be the one moving on effortlessly, while Jordan still can’t bring herself to fill his old underwear drawer. But it’s not until Jordan’s polar opposite, Elle steals Kevin’s heart, that Jordan becomes convinced she’ll be replaced both as a wife and a mother to her five-year-old son, Max.

When Elle met Kevin, the last thing she wanted was another relationship. Especially not with a man with baggage-she already had enough of her own. She left her fiancé, Chase right before their wedding to avoid the imminent D word, something she’s convinced runs in her family like a disease. But a year later, she’s no closer to becoming less skeptical about marriage. And despite her attachment to Kevin and his son, when Elle sees just how far Jordan’s willing to go to win Kevin back, Elle starts to question if she should have left Chase in the first place.

In The D Word you’ll walk in the shoes of Jordan and Elle as they discover that sometimes you’re not that different from the person who makes you feel the most insecure.
Read the First Chapter HERE.

Here’s a guest post Liz and Lisa have written on the Top Five Reasons you Should Write with Your Best Friend!

1. There's always someone to pick up the slack. When you are too tired to meet a deadline because you've been up with the baby all night (Lisa!) or, er, had one too many glasses o' Pinot Grigio (Liz!), the other can pick up your slack and then have full license to rub it in your face later with smug satisfaction.

2. There are no words needed to tell you what you've just written sucks bigtime. Because you've known each other so long, you can tell when the other one hates what you've written just by the look on her face or, if you've been writing together for long enough, the tone of her email. Always remember that the delete button is your friend.

3. Guaranteed LOL partner because you are probably the only two people in the entire world that are still laughing at that inside joke about Halifax the horse from High School. (Long story!) OK, Liz and Lisa are going to HAVE to tell me about THIS ONE!?

4. Someone to remind you that a writing retreat is for writing! When you have a writing retreat at a posh resort in Palm Springs and one of you (Liz!) wants to go crash the reception at the wedding outside your window, the other (Lisa!) will barricade the door with her body and convince you a writing retreat is to write, not get your freakin' party on! Even when the groomsmen are really, really sizzlin' and they're playing Bust A Move by Young MC.

5. It's always nice to work with someone who knows you better than you know yourself. Whether it's deadline meltdowns, query-writing girlfights or horribly bitchy pre-caffeinated emails, your BFF knows that you're probably just having a bad day and doesn't take it personally. They know how you can get but love you anyway.(Although they may think you should really work on that caffeine addiction...)

So what are you waiting for? Get out there and write a book with your best friend already!

Xoxo, Liz & Lisa

Lisa and Liz have also written another great book called, I’ll Have Who She’s Having, so be sure to check that one out too! (You can read the first chapter of I’ll Have Who She’s Having HERE).

To win one of two e-books of The D Word, tell me what your favorite thing is to do with your best girlfriends. Mine is lunching and spending hours chatting over the good times!

And stop over at CHICK LIT IS NOT DEAD to find out more about Liz and Lisa's great site and their amazing book reviews and giveaways too! You will LOVE them, I promise! And even better, when you leave a comment, tell 'em MaNiC sent ya! : ) Thanks!

Don't forget to enter yesterday’s book, A Pug's Tale! I will most likely be choosing all the winners for the week over the weekend so do check back then! AS LONG AS A WINNER's NAME is NOT posted at the top of the blog post, then that means a winner has NOT yet been chosen so you can still enter to win that book but ONLY ONE TIME per book entry PLEASE!

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87 comments:

Margaret said...

My favorite thing to do with my girlfriends is chat about books over coffee either at home or at a cafe.

Margaret(singitm)
singitm@hotmail.com

Wanda Z said...

My favorite thing is to have lunch and then just hang out, talk, and enjoy the scenery.

wjzerangueATcoxDOTnet

karen s. wi said...

Favorite thing to do with my girls is boating!

your invisible pixie said...

I love hanging out, talking, and watching movies with them!

Beverly Victoria said...

My favorite thing to do with girlfriends is to hang out, drink coffee (or wine) and talk (and talk and talk)!

Jessica said...

I love getting coffee at Starbucks with my friends. =]

Thanks!
-Jessica

LizzybethDJ said...

I have two different sets of good girlfriends - here and far away. With those close by, I love to sit in the sun on a deck, share drinks and talk. With those far away, catching up via chat on the computer is a soul lifting typing exchange :)

jdstec said...

beach trip

Ally said...

My best friend and I both love to knit. We'll chat and get a drink and knit.
Ally N

Brantly's Mom said...

I love to have girls night where we go out to dinner, have drinks and go to whatever chick flick is out at the moment.

Heidiopia said...

Love Liz and Lisa! Their blog is a "must read" for me and a guaranteed LOL!
My fave thing to do with my bestie is lounge with a glass (bottle?) of wine and solve the world's problems.
Thanks MM!! xoxo

Crystal said...

I don't have an e-reader, but I wanted to enter my name for this giveaway. :) If chosen, please pass along to someone with an e-reader.

I LOVE having my gf's over for a movie and some girl talk. or shopping and out for dinner and people watching ;)

Crystal717

kathygold9778 said...

My friend and I love to have a girls night where we watch bad movies and laugh over how horrible they are.

We started out trying to just rent a good movie however we were only picking out bad movies so we decided to just go with it!

kathygold9778

Amy Nichole G said...

Lunch dates, dinner and drinks, movies, sitting on the back porch chatting. We usually have a great time no matter what we're doing.

Amy Nichole G

Hally said...

Wine tasting! We love to go to all the wineries and pretend that we know what tastes good, but in reality....it all tastes good. :)


Thanks for the giveaway!
Hally Hoots

Denise said...

Brunch is our favorite thing to do - sit and chat over delicious breakast foods.

equinn726 said...

I would have to agree with some other folks on here - my favorite thing to do is brunch and mimosas with my girlfriends :)

Carie Casey said...

Karoke. Love it

Carie

IandSsmom said...

LOVE Lisa and Liz! totally addicted to Chicklitisnotdead!!! :) My favorite thing to do with my girlfriends is just hang out and talk. With kids you need someone to talk to!!
shannonjean14(at)gmail(dot)com

LeslieB83 said...

My favorite thing to do with my friends is to sit around and talk. On someone's deck, at a restaurant, the beach, it doesn't mater where.

Dee DeTarsio said...

Liz and Lisa are awesome--so is Chick Lit Is Not Dead! I can't wait to read The D Word--Congratulations!

Michelle Griffith said...

My favorite thing to do with my girlfriends is a night at the coffee housing chatting up a storm!

Kimmi said...

We have terrific dinners together. And we gossip.

Oh heck - the dinner is just an excuse to gossip.

Books & Reviews said...

Discuss books and chat, chat, chat!

val said...

my favorite thing is drinking wine and having a pot-luck type girls night! especially in the summer!!!

Lisa said...

My favorite thing to do with my girlfriends is getting together for lunch and just catching up!

Emily said...

i get together with some girlfriends from high school every few months for dinner - even though we dont see each other often, and some of us hadn't seen each other at all until we started these dinners, we are ALWAYS there for 3+ hours, and we never run out of things to say. it's very grounding, to be around these people who know you almost as well as you know yourself, and whose admiration and friendship doesn't change over the years.

Emily116
(who is kicking herself for not using a number at all last week. ugh.)

Susan said...

My favorite thing to do with my girlfriends is to meet them for dinner and catch up and laugh. It is always a great time. We dine at a local restaurant and since we are a fairly small community, they let us sit there for 2-3 hours. They don't mind -- and we tip well to make up for the tips our waiter misses. It is well worth it to us!

Anonymous said...

My best friend and I have been friends for 30 years now. We live in different areas now but when we get together we love to chat about "old times" and we love to watch silly 80's movies and giggle until our abs ache. :) I think we know Sixteen Candles and Arthur word for word. :)

Susan
susieqz68@yahoo.com

Krystal said...

I don't have an e-reader but wanted to have an extra chance at the final drawing! If I'm chosen, please pass along to another lucky lady! :)

I LOVE getting together with my best girlfriend for dinner accompanied with wine and followed by a movie.
kndyer

Erin T. said...

My favorite is just getting together with my girlfriends for a night of wine and gossip. They all have little kids who still need baths and bedtime stories so it's hard to get everyone together. It's extra special when we all are there!

BrendaL71 said...

The best thing to do with my best friend is to finish a bottle of wine and just talk.

Lindsay Elizabeth said...

My favorite thing to do is meet for drinks after a long crazy week at work! Wine+girlfriends make it all better!

BRN2SHOP9 said...

My favorite thing to do with my friends is to just go out to eat and talk for hours on end about everything!

Melissa said...

My favorite thing to do with girlfriends is to go to Burke Williams for a facial and then lunch or dinner.

Melissa Rem

Neckmeat said...

I love to just be with my girlfriends. We hardly see each other anymore.

Melissa said...

Most of my closest girlfriends live out of state. When I see them, it's fun to catch up over lunch and shopping. I also love going to chick flicks with female friends.

DaphneSFL said...

Favorite thing to do with my bff's is have a long, leisurely get together. It can either be at a restaurant, or at somone's home, as long as we aren't rushed and can spend as much time as we need and want, catching up, laughing, debating, and enjoying the company.

lucy872 said...

My favorite thing is when the hubby is out of town, to invite the girls over and have snacks, appetizers, and drinks and just enjoy girl talk with some music. Very relaxing and gives me a chance to catch up with all my favorite women!

The Jagow Family said...

My favorite thing to do with my girlfriends is scrapbooking or enjoying a lunch or dinner out!

Thanks again, Steph!!
michelle jagow

holly wohl said...

My favorite thing is sitting around drinking wine and catching up. I moved an hour and a half away from my best friends so don't see them very often.

holly wohl

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Emily116--don't kick yourself for not 'using a number' last week to identify your name in the contest. if you win, I'll make sure that you know it by how you answered the question! No worries!

Katy F said...

My favorite thing is going to a spa for the day then having a nice dinner with a few glasses of wine!

Anonymous said...

Lunching, movies, drinks,laying at the pool

Kristi said...

My favorite thing to do is sit on my deck at camp with margaritas and my girl friends and gossip.

Kristi Marie

Logan Collins said...

Starbucks, Dinner, Movies & Scattegories or Scrabble

A.C. Morris said...

All of my best girl friends live thousands of miles away, so getting to see them period is my favorite thing to do!

ErinB said...

really anythin out of the house child free is heaven for a few hours...but i love love love doing lunch,and a pedicure-for the talking and then a good chick movie-to gorge on candy and everything we wont let our kids have :-}

Tiffany said...

Margaritas, snacks and card games. Girls night in!! ( :
CozyReadersNook

Leah B said...

My favorite thing to do with girlfriends is have good food, drink good wine and chat!

Ronit said...

When my best friend visits, we like to get a late night coffee then watch terrifically bad B-movies after we send my kids to bed. Hubby wisely hides in the bedroom and no longer asks what we are laughing at! When we're not in the same city (which is most of the time) we like to instant message and websurf together--either helping each other find something online or sending each other links of things the other MUST SEE RIGHT THIS MINUTE.

EBrowning said...

My favorite thing to do with my best friends is shopping!

Ready To Be A Momma said...

My favorite thing to do with my girls is just sit and chat. We've begun working out together to better ourselves and I must admit, working out together isn't too bad either.
qweska8402

Bethy said...

My best friend and I can do absolutely anything together and make it a fun time....whether it is helping the other one with a chore (like spray painting wrought iron lawn furniture last weekend) or going to lunch and shopping, to even just sitting on the deck drinking Pina Colada's and laughing about the craziness in our lives. That is why she is my best friend and I love her!

Becki*** said...

Visiting tea rooms and antiquing.

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing to do with a girlfriend is to go for a long walk on a beautiful day. It has been way too long since I have had a chance to do that.

-Donna W.

michelle m said...

massage,pedicure, lunch and then shopping, in that order!

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing to do with friends is visit the wineries when the weather copperates! jenniferb75@yahoo.com

Karen said...

Scrapbooking! We refer to this as "therapy." :) ktmixon315

Philadelphia said...

I don't have an e-reader, but still want to enter for the big giveaway!

I love going shopping and out for drinks with my girlfriends!

Lesley Davis, Esq said...

Anything that involves leaving the kids w/ daddy works for me :)

Ronda in b'ham said...

I don't know whzt i would do without my once a month night out with the girls. Dinner, dessert and catching up.

Joelle said...

I love jumping in the car with tunes and no destination...just seeing where the road takes us.

joelle.cottrell@gmail.com

Terri said...

Since I'm back at being single after a 15 year relationship, my current favorite thing to do with my girlfriends is to talk about boys. Always leads to lots of laughter as we share stories!

Terri M.

Dolly said...

Shopping and dinner. Or, lunch and shopping. Sometimes we vacation, dine, and shop. Do you sense a theme? :-)

jcsites2002 at hotmail dot com

Christine in NJ said...

Go out for breakfast OR go for a 5am cold walk!

Christine

Anonymous said...

hangout on the beach and be served cocktails!! patticole

Emma S. said...

Going out for drinks!

Carly said...

I don't have an e-reader either.

But my best girl friend and I just hang out. We can sit around her place and talk for hours. Maybe eat, maybe not.

I think we are going to the fair today if her nine month pregnant self can make it. =)

Lizett34 said...

My favorite thing to do with my friends is to hang out with some cocktails and chatting away!

Melissa said...

My fav is having girls over for a dinner date where we eat, drink wine, and watch a horrible romantic comedy mushy movie that none of our husbands want to watch!

-tmd636

MonaLisa said...

Going out to the latest chic flick.

LindsayK918 said...

Grab some coffees and go for a walk around one of the fabulous Minneapolis lakes!

Abs said...
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Abs said...

My favorite thing to do with girlfriends is party with them in a Zumba Fitness class!

Abby
araxelrod@hotmail.com

Jeryl M. said...

My favorite thing to do is go out to eat, go to a chick flick, or hang out and talk.

jeryl.marcus@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hanging out at the pool, having drinks and gossiping - JillFay

Anonymous said...

Definitely chatting over lunch without kids!

~Colbey J

Kristi said...

I love to lay out by the pool and chat all day long with girlfriends!

Kristi Hooke

Homestead Jen said...

Mine is Zumba! (The only time I get to shake my thing, albeit badly.)

Amy R. said...

Grabbing lunch would be my favorite thing to do with my girls. However, I loathe talking on the phone... so don't ever call me! haha

The Poty's said...

Seems like we don't hang out enought anymore but, when we do it's just fun laughing about the past and catching up on what's new.

Tiffany Drew said...

My favorite thing to do with my bestie is go to lunch and just sit around and yap! Always a good time :)

jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

Anonymous said...

On the rare occasion our schedules jive, we usually go out for a bite to eat and just talk and catch up!

SPepper22

Stark Raving Shannon said...

Shopping, snacking, and chatting.

Anonymous said...

Gabbing over a wine, good food and a comfy couch catching up.

Rebecca E

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