Tuesday, October 04, 2011

WITH A LITTLE LUCK by CAPRICE CRANE

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“Romantic, poignant and funny—this book is a lucky find for lit fans. Caprice Crane is a nimble and gifted storyteller.”
— Diablo Cody, Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Juno

Caprice Crane, has written for 90210 and Melrose Place and is also a talented screenwriter. She is the successful author of Family Affair, Forget About It, and Stupid and Contagious. (You’ll definitely want to check out ALL of these great books.)

Today you can enter to win her latest With a Little Luck! Here’s the book blurb:

Los Angeles radio DJ Beryl “Berry” Lambert, whose name means luck, doesn’t much believe in it—although, thanks to her dear old gambling dad, she’s a bit superstitious, certain that everything happens for a reason.

When it comes to love, though, she could use a little luck. Two disastrous relationships back-to-back can mean only one thing to a woman who knows that everything good or bad happens in threes: A third Mr. Wrong is imminent. But fellow DJ Ryan Riley goes against the odds. Their on-air battle of the sexes is a hit for the station and sparks some serious heat after hours. Is their relationship doomed by the numbers—or is a girl who leaves nothing to chance finally ready to gamble?

Read the first 17 pages here.

Trust me, you’re not going to want to stop reading once you get through the excerpt!

PS—the pilot of her first book, Stupid and Contagious, has just been sold to NBC, and Caprice is working on the script for that now!

Oh, also, if you’re on Twitter, follow Caprice there @capricecrane – she’s listed as one of the top 50 funniest tweeters around.

To win Caprice’s With A Little Luck, tell me something superstitious that you believe in or that you act upon. For me, I am partial to even numbers. Odd numbers in anything just tend to creep me out. Doesn’t matter what it is – seats on an airplane, putting in a time on the microwave, paying for something. If it’s an even number, I always feel like I’m luckier. All three of my kids were born on even days of the month, so that makes me feel lucky. See, totally weird, right!

What’s your weird superstition?
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96 comments:

Neckmeat said...

I always do the spilled salt tossed over the left shoulder thing. I like the itchy palm means money coming your way if you put it in your pocket! :)

CAnative said...

I'm a huge hockey fan. One season my sister-in-law (also a huge fan) for some reason was missing alot of games but if she happened to catch one they seemed to lose. Anytime I watched a game and they were losing I would call her and tell her to turn the channel.

LizzybethDJ said...

I do the salt over the shoulder thing too. I can't think of anything else right now which is funny, because I would normally say I have a lot of superstitious quirks. Have I ditched them all in my pessimistic jobless state? uh oh, better go rub a penny!

Melissa said...

I'm not superstitious, at all. However, I'm a big believer in karma and whatever goes around, comes around. Melissa Rem

Amy Goddard said...

I'm not really superstitious. I do have a weird quirk where I count the number of stairs as I'm going up or down.

Amy Goddard

Anonymous said...

Wow - I can't believe you have the same superstition with even numbers that I do - I feel even numbered years are always better than odd, and then when the year and my age are even simultaneously, things are really great. I definitely prefer even numbers over odd - just weird like that - jillfay

Ncsuloges said...

I am always really careful not to let the broom touch my feet when sweeping because I heard somewhere that you won't get married if your feet are swept.

robynn78 said...

this is one Im a loss for words.. Im a firm believer in Karma lately.. I went to New Orleans, thought about putting a hex on the couple of people who have made my life miserable, but then thought.. heck no, karma is going to come and bite my arse.. might as well let Karma go and bite theirs!!

absolutahnie said...

i have my fair share of "lucky" clothes that i'll choose from for certain things like a meeting or a game. if i hear a favorite song on the way to a big event i know it will go well. and i always have to leave the house after my boyfriend does in the morning!

Leslie said...

The only one I can think of is holding my breath while driving past a cemetary...learned that as a kid. It is so the ghosts won't haunt you. Still do it! Although, I recently attended a grave side service, and for obvious reasons did not try holding my breath the whole time. Still haven't been haunted, so it may not be true ;) LeslieGC

Margaret said...

I am superstitious about opening the umbrella in the house. Not to mention it is wet (after being outside that is) so i get nuts when my kids want to do it and it becomes a game.

Margaret(singitm)
singitm(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lindsay Elizabeth said...

Not to totally copy you but I too am an even numbers girl. To the point where I may or may not have told my now fiance he needed to propose ASAP b/c I could NOT get married in 2013. The #13 in our wedding anniversary? seriously? no way!

Leah B said...

I am a big knock on wood person. I don't know why, but it makes me feel better.

Jeffie T said...

I have to have my toenails painted red for football season, and wear my "gameday" panties every Saturday. Clean of course, I'm not THAT superstitious that I won't wash them.

buttah said...

I just do the knock on wood thing...really can't think of anything else. When I was in highschool I used to have a lucky penny that I always had in my shoe when I played basketball. Then I had several injuries, and figured it wasn't so lucky!!

kimmy25 said...

I'm not superstitious at all, but I think its intersting when people are.

Terri said...

I always wear green on St. Patrick's Day, always wish upon a shooting star, and always put my thumb up when going over a cattle guard. (I'm not even sure what that one is, but do it anyway!)

Terri M.

Denise said...

I'm an even number person too. I like them better (my birthday is all even numbers). One of my many obsessions with even numbres is that the tv volume and radio volume always have to be on an even number (or 5).

But then, out of nowhere, my alarm clock always needs to be set to an odd number (except 5). I don't know where this comes from... Perhaps because I hate getting up in the morning, so I don't want to associate something so unpleasant with my beloved even numbers?

Coleen said...

I am a huge sports fan so when my team is in a playoff or championship game I have to wear the same shirt the whole time the series is on. Especially if they win the first game.

Dani In Chicago said...

I make sure the loaf of bread is always stored right side up. Not upside down.

That's all I can think of. I agree with some of the other readers. I'm not too superstitious, but I do believe in Karma.

EKB said...

I am another numbers girl...and this is just silly but when I pump gas it has to end on a certain number- EVEN USING A CREDIT CARD where it doesnt matter...like I could pump 20.15 of gas but not 20.16. how insane is that? It has to end on a 0 or a 5. why. who knows. its just my thang:-}

IandSsmom said...

Only thing I can think of is opening the window when a person dies! It has turned into a huge joke at the nursing home I work at and when we think someone is on their way we all say just open the window! That way their spirit can go and won't haunt the building!

Emily said...

I never pick a penny up - or even touch it - unless it is heads up!

And I avoid the number 13 at all costs - the other day I was putting cookies away and there were 13 left...so naturally, I had to eat one...

Emily116

Carie Casey said...

I don't think I'm superstitious at all. I'm trying to think of something and can't. Maybe I'm just tired.

Carie

animallover75@hotmail.com said...

I hate the number 13.

Crystal said...

In college I had a "lucky" shirt that I would wear for every exam I took. It started my freshman year when I was "convinced" my teacher would like me better if I was supporting "the cause" (i.e. our Engineering society) so I wore a team shirt and ended up with an A on that exam.

It could have also been because I studied a lot better for the exam, but you better believe I wore that shirt to EVERY exam I took after that. (Heck I might even wear it to take my driving test! LOL Yes, I am a college graduate without a DL)

Crystal717

Janet Fiorentino said...

I have all sorts of superstitious when I fly--need to bring a little stuffed kitty, carry a rosary, do a crossword puzzle upon take off.

Susan said...

I always have to have a certain team doll close at hand when we watch football. I make him play the school fight song whenever our team scores. Sometimes my kiddos get very irritated but I have to do it.... or maybe next time they won't score.

Ready To Be A Momma said...

I have to make sure everything is evenly spaced when I put it on my desk.
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Bev V said...

I tend to knock wood. And I do believe in Karma, what comes around goes around -- there are a few people that I'm just waiting for it to get to them!

your invisible pixie said...

I think 5s are unlucky when playing craps.

ludy2288 said...

I always throw salt over my left shoulder if it spills, even if I've just cleaned the floor. But I always try to do it in secret if there are people around me. I've never thought about how weird that is until now...

Queen of Reading said...

I too always do the salt over the left shoulder when I spill the salt.

Dolly said...

The only thing I can think of that I'm superstitous about is just when I finished paying off my car, I had this horrible ominous feeling that I was going to be in a car wreck right after I made the last payment!! (fortunately I was wrong!)

jcsites2002 at hotmail dot com

Ronit said...

I do the salt thing too. Sorry, not very original.

Kristi said...

I always knock on wood. I really don't know why.

Kristi Marie W.

lucy872 said...

I'm not very superstitious, but I do believe in good luck/bad luck. I know that anytime I do something...anything...I always have to do it 3x. It never seems to get done on the first try. We always joke that it really doesn't matter, we'll get it on the 3rd try. I guess I take 3x a charm to heart!

Lesley Davis, Esq said...

It's kinda weird/gross but whenever I find out I'm pregnant I keep the positive pregnancy test until the baby's born. I think if I throw it away something will go wrong. Weird!

TaraUB said...

I lose things a lot, mostly my car keys. Any time I lose something I pray to St. Anthony: Tony, Tony, turn around something's lost and can't be found. I usually add "I can't find my f*cking car keys" and I find them within 10 minutes. I have used this to find many things, and have passed it on to others that have used it with success. TaraUB in IN

Joani 15 said...

My father always told me when you move someplace new you have to get a new broom, he even bought me one when I moved into my first house. ever since, I have bought a new broom when I moved, even if I don't need it.

Twins + 1 said...

I always pick up pennies...only if they are on heads. You are supposed to pick them up and put them in your right shoe for good luck!

Megan said...

The weird superstition that I have is that whenever I turn my necklace clasp around when it's slipped from the back of my neck, I make a wish. When I was in high school I turned my one necklace around so much and wished that this one boy would ask me out-and it worked! ID Eloisepeaches

Carly said...

I can't think of anything except that some numbers make more comfortable than others. I like my volume of my car stereo to be on an odd number. Anytime the number 19 pops up I'm comforted. It's my number.

Tiffany Drew said...

The only thing I can think of is that I absolutely have to put my left shoe on before my right. Weird, but true lol.

Read Baby Read said...

I am a teacher, so I believe if I do not mark the pages I am on in reading a text, or teaching a lesson, that something ominous will happen to me, and no one will be able to teach my class without my help. ;-)
Mel S.

Philly said...

I do the knock on wood thing too. And try not to say something I really out loud want because I don't want to jinx it.

-Philly5

Nanette said...

Hi Manic! You sure have a way of keeping these giveaways interesting! I don't really have any "superstitions" per say...but certain things make me uncomfortable. I hate it when I see a black cat run in front of me and I don't like the number "666". I know it's silly but that's just the way I am. :) Hope you are having a great week!! Nan

MonaLisa said...

The only thing I can think of is my tendency to believe something big will happen every 5 years. 5 years between meeting and marrying my husband. 5 years (within a few months) between each of my three children etc. With my youngest being 4 1/2 I guess it's time for something big to happen.

Books & Reviews said...

Salt of the shoulder --- I know, not very original.

Ally said...

I really don't do anything. I am not superstitious and I don't believe in karma.
Ally N

Amy R. said...

I do the knock on wood thing even if the thing I am knocking is a plastic table. I like to believe it keeps me from jinxing myself ;)

A.C. Morris said...

For someone who doesn't actually believe in this kind of stuff, I'm oddly superstitious. I have tons of little things, but the one I always do is whenever I drive under a moving train, I have to touch a screw in the car, lift my feet, and I make a wish. My husband always laughs if we're in a new car or riding with someone because as soon as I see a train coming up, I start frantically searching their car for an exposed screw.

jdstec said...

I don't consider myself superstitious, but I avoid the number 13.

Juliet Farmer said...

i always knock on wood (and if wood is not available, my head).

Jenn3128 said...

I'm an even numbers fan myself, toilet paper must be stacked by 2's.

LynnBelo said...

I knock on wood too, but I also wish on the first star I see at night, and anytime I run a yellow light, I have to kiss my fingers and touch them to my sun visor (or headliner if the visor is down). For some weird reason, I think that will keep me from being pulled over. :)

Lizett34 said...

I would not say that I am supertitious but like everyone else I do believe in karma. There are a lot of things that I do that are considered 'weird' by some, but nothing superstitious, sorry!

Becki**** said...

Salt over the shoulder .. I REALLY try to avoid superstitions since I profess to be a Christian who has faith in God .. . but man do those old tales have power ....

BrendaL71 said...

Wow..that's a hard one. They only one I can think of is if I spill salt..I will toss it over my shoulder. "Sorry about your eyes, there."

Bernadette7 said...

I definelty avoid cracks in the sidewalk...I read Stupid and Contageous and it was funny stuff, looking forward to another one.

keltban said...

When I glace at the clock and it is 12:34. I close my eyes and make a wish and I can't open them until the time has changed. I sometimes peek but I can't look at the time. The next time I do it has to be 12:35..or my wish isn't going to come true. Yeah weird but it's a something I did when I was little and I still do it from time to time...when I see 12:34.

kwertz12 said...

I can't stand odd numbers. Obviously I have to deal with them, but I secretly loathe them.

BethC said...

I am not really superstitious, in fact most people think that the number 13 is unlucky and it is my lucky number!

DaphneSFL said...

I try not to talk a lot or think a lot about what I DON'T want, but rather, focus on what I DO want. I'm always afraid that whatever I focus on is what will happen, and lord knows I don't need any bad stuff!

Anonymous said...

The Colts don't win unless I wear my Peyton Manning jersey. I haven't pulled it out of the back of my closet yet this season, so I rest my case. (And yay, now that I think about it, I now know how to save the rest of the season!) Also, pillow case opennings have to be positioned on the bed AWAY from the door or it is bad luck.

~Colbey J

kathygold9778 said...

I;m not necessarily superstitious about one particular thing..but I look for signs in everyday situations...things that would seem to signify that this is the decision I need to make.

kathygold9778

Kimmi said...

Dang - I don't have a superstition. Not one.

Krystal said...

I knock on wood. I also won't sit between the counters when playing euchre.

kndyer

Kim W. said...

All the traditional ones...don't put shoes on the counter or table; don't open an umbrella indoors; knock on wood.....

Erin G said...

I do the knock on wood thing as well. One time my grocery total came to 6 dollars and 66 cents (can't even write those numbers together) and I bought a pack of gum so that wouldn't be my total.

faithspage said...

I don't like odd numbers either, but sometimes you ares stuck with them. So, if it's 19, just add the 1 and 9 and get 10. Now it's an even number.

kyfaithw at aol dot com

Kristi said...

I definitely believe in the rule of 3's. I work in a hospital and we are very superstitious (sp??). I also believe that crazy things happen on the full moon. Again, I have my career to blame on this.

Kristi Hooke

michelle m! said...

i can't think of a single thing, sorry :(

Jessica said...

I'm not really that superstitious but I do try to avoid breaking mirrors and I don't like seeing black cats.

Thanks!
-Jessica M
walkingcorpse11@hotmail.com

Melissa said...

I read this and loved it. Wouldn't mind winning a copy to share with a friend. I have the standard superstitions about walking under ladders, breaking mirrors, black cats, stepping on cracks, spilling salt, etc.

Melissa A from CLC

Anonymous said...

I don't think that I am very superstitious. The only thing I can think of is that I don't like it when things land on the number 13.

-Donna W.

Margie said...

I don't have any superstitions, at least I don't think so. I suppose my husband might say otherwise!

Jezebel's Mama said...

My grandmother always threw the salt over her shoulder if sh spilled it so now do it too!! Apparently unoriginal, but that's what I do.

Karie said...

If I spill salt, I have to throw some of it over my left shoulder. I do it without even thinking about it.

Melissa said...

I usually do the "knock on wood" thing.
-tmd636

Liz said...

Whenever my kids wake me up around 3AM, I always kind of think, "Oh shit. Ghosts."
I also feel partial to the letter A. I like names that have the letter A in them, but names that start with A are no better than names that contain A. I feel like a major weirdo typing that.

Liz M-H

Kristen said...

I'm a sidewalk crack avoider. Love Caprice and am so excited for this book!

Kristen27

EBrowning said...

I don't really have any superstitions. I do sometimes knock on wood but that's about it.

StereoQueenBee said...

If a rocking chair rocks with someone in it, it means that someone is going to pass away.

queenofcrunk at gmail dot com

MamamicheleTN said...

My weird superstition is that I NEVER do laundry on New Year's day,because it means that someone in my family will die. Think I learned that from my Granny! I also never tempt fate by stepping on sidewalk cracks, or walking under ladders. Black cats crossing the road does not bother me!

TinaPow said...

I can't really think of anything i am superstitious about, but I do believe in luck

Jery M. said...

I am not really superstitous specifically, but I just try to keep my bases covered generally. for instance sometimes I knock on wood or throw salt over my shoulder or whatever, but not always.

The Poty's said...

I can't think of anything! In regards to your number thing, I work at a hospital and none of the floors have a room 13. It's always seemed a little strange to me.

Christina said...

I won't ever buy shoes for my boyfriend because 2 of his exes bought him shoes and their relationships ended badly. He told me this when we first started dating and since he believes it, he's talked me into believing it too. I won't buy him shoes because I don't want to break up!

ChristinaL

Katie said...

I am superstious about alot of things but I think my biggest is about dreams that I think can come true. I don't want to tell them just in case I jinx myself!

Katie in Indy

fourkidsmom4 said...

I also like even numbers. I rarely buy just one of anything.... I like to buy things in pairs. :)

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Brenda Bargenquast

Jencey said...

I don't like odd numbers and cats.

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Nancye said...

Let's see, black cats, walking under a ladder, broken mirror. I hate to admit I am pretty superstitious.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

krstrpp said...

I've pretty much talked myself out of my old superstitions, but every now and then I'll still "knock on wood" when appropriate. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book. (krstrpp at hotmail dot com)

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StereoQueenBee said...

I got this in the mail today - thanks a bunch!