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Summer Giveaway

Hello All,
It's hard to believe we are already halfway through summer. Time flies when the weather is nice. I don't think there is a better way to pass the time than laying by the pool, or relaxing on the beach with an umbrella drink in one hand and a book in the other. Although those days have been far and few between, I've already finished three novels this summer: The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown, The Book of Unholy Mischief, by Elle Newmark, and per the recommendation of my seventeen year old, Abraham Lincoln- Vampire Hunter, by Seth Grahame-Smith (BTW, I loved it).

Each of the books had unique appeal. The Lost Symbol's premise of life after death was inspiring and interesting. For the budding chef, Unholy Mischief immerses the reader in a Venetian world of culinary delights, intrigue, romance and so much more. Last, but not least, Lincoln Vampire Hunter was surprisingly gripping and interesting. My disbelief was suspended in the first chapter. The author brilliantly mixes historical facts with supernatural fiction. I'd recommend it to anyone.

Instead of placing the novels on a lonely shelf to collect dust, I decided to share the joy. I am hosting a book giveaway that includes a box of chocolates (sorry, umbrella drink not provided). Anyone who follows my blog can participate. If you are not enrolled, then sign up and voila! You will be eligible. The guidelines are simple. Since I am always looking for an interesting read, participants need to post their favorite summer novel next to their names in the comment section. Then, I will hold a random drawing and post the winners  on July 18. Until next time, happy writing.


  1. So far this summer, my interesting read is
    "I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced" by Nujood Ali

    Carol Wong


  2. Thanks Carol, and welcome to Aspiring Novelists. I will put the books on my reading list. Also, count yourself in on the drawing. All the best.

  3. What a fun contest! My favorite summer read so far has been The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom. Not exactly light reading but it was so incredible I just can't stop thinking about it. My husband's reading it now. It's going on my top ten list.

  4. Thanks for sharing Karen. Any book that evokes the type of response you described must be interesting. I will add it to my reading list. Also, consider yourself a contestant.(:


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