Monday, April 14, 2008

Great Book Give-Away III


One side of Jane Porter writes great intense, emotional rollercoastery books for Harlequin Presents.

Another side of Jane writes quirky lively chick lit/mom lit books like Odd Mom Out, which is this week's number one give-away book.

I love Jane's quirky single title books. I love her characters, like Marta, who is so not what her conformist daughter Eva wants her mother to be, and Eva, who is so not what Marta expected in a daughter.

This is a wonderful book about expectations -- about our own and the ones that others have for us. It's all about discovering who you really are -- and that whoever you are, it's okay. Jane does a brilliant job with vulnerable people trying to be tough enough to survive. She knows them inside and out.

I loved the book. And apparently the preliminary RITA judges did, too, because Odd Mom Out is a RITA finalist this year. I'm crossing my fingers for it.

Drop by and comment and you could be the lucky winner of Jane's Odd Mom Out and four more terrific books this week.

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All the grandsons were here for the basketball tournament. That was fun. I even got some pictures. Now I won't have to scrabble around at the last minute for photos for the Christmas letter come December!

How nice to get something done ahead of a deadline for once.

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Seb is discussing life with a bloodhound and a litter of kittens. Neely has stood him up. Oh, dear.
What is it about middles that reminds me of knitting? Badly.

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14 Comments:

Blogger Bunny B said...

I'd love to read Odd Mom Out. Sounds like a fun read that I might be able to relate to.

14 April, 2008  
Blogger Anne McAllister said...

Definitely a fun read, and yet definitely serious too on some levels, Bunny! Thanks for stopping by and good luck in this week's drawing!

14 April, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Odd Mom Out sounds like a fun read. I love Jane's books that she writes for Presents.

Off topic, Anne did you ever write Carin and Nathan's story? I'm sure you must have. If so what is the title of that book? I have to find it. :-)

Chris.

14 April, 2008  
Blogger Anne McAllister said...

Hi Chris,

Yes, I wrote it -- it's called Nathan's Child. It came out in 2002, I think. Or thereabouts. Thanks for asking!

14 April, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Anne. Now I shall be on the hunt for that one. :-)


Chris.

14 April, 2008  
Blogger Jill said...

I've been meaning to read this one. I am not a mom yet, but I can definitely relate to feeling like the odd one out.

14 April, 2008  
Blogger Dina said...

Odd Mom Out is a great title, we all feel that way sometimes.

I'd love to be the winner. :)

14 April, 2008  
Blogger lidia said...

Anne,

I've only read Jane's HPs. She writes powerful stories.

This book sounds like a fun read.

14 April, 2008  
Blogger KimW said...

I'm a big fan of Jane's Harlequin Presents stories. I haven't read any of her chick lit stories, though. I'm so glad she's so successful. I remember when she only had a few books out.

14 April, 2008  
Blogger Anne McAllister said...

Jill, You don't have to be a mom to appreciate being the odd one out -- as I'm sure we all are very well aware. But being a mom adds a different level of angst to it -- and humor.

Dina, yes, I think it's a great title, too. Don't know if Jane thought it up or if marketing did or maybe one of her readers.

Lidia, I like Jane's single titles even better than her HPs. Very different, so you might not, but they are more to my taste in reading. We all have our favorites, I guess!

Kim, yes, I remember when Jane was a newbie, too. And now she's doing fabulously well. I'm so pleased for her -- and for us because we've got great stories to read. She's a very talented writer.

14 April, 2008  
Blogger acdaisy95 said...

I remember this book when this was mentioned on another blog, but I would definately like to read this. It sounds like a great fun read.

Count me in the drawing.

14 April, 2008  
Blogger Anne McAllister said...

Will do, acdaisy. Hope you left your address with Kate, as you won a copy of The Boss's Wife For A Week on her site as part of her "launch party."

If you didn't, send it to me via my own website at the "contact Anne" link on the left hand sidebar so I can send you book out to you.

14 April, 2008  
Blogger CrystalGB said...

I would love to read Jane's Odd Mom Out. She is a fantastic writer.

15 April, 2008  
Blogger Anne McAllister said...

Crystalgb, you're right about Jane's talent. And her two "voices" from her Presents books and her single titles are wonderfully unique.

17 April, 2008  

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