Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake -- a must read! (plus giveaway)

Fabulous indeed!
I love this book.  That's all there is to it.  And it's out today so you should all go out and read it.

I've been a romance reader much of my life (from teens on).  During the year before I went to law school I discovered Julia Quinn and devoured her entire backlist, falling in love with Regency.  But once I started writing YA, I spent most of my time reading YA and hadn't picked up a romance novel, much less a Regency, in several years.

That changed when I picked up The Season by Sarah MacLean.  I met Sarah as a fellow Deb in the 2009 Debutantes and The Season was everything I loved about romance novels.  I stayed up late reading, I swooned and grinned and giggled and re-read passages just to experience the thrill over and over again.

As much as I love The Season, Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake tops it.  I was lucky enough to read it on my computer and I was so in love it that when my mom told me it was time to go shopping, I lugged my computer along so I could read in the car.  I could not put this book down.

Sarah MacLean reminded me why I loved reading romance novels.  Her heroine Callie is someone that I just instantly wanted to succeed -- not just in love but in life.  And her story isn't just about love, but about finding out who she is and what she wants.  And the hero, Ralston.... yummy with his own issues to overcome.

When reading this book, I felt every emotion on the page.  I was enthralled and in love and did I mention I swooned?  I love this book so much I've been dying for it to come out so I can spread the word.  Thanks to Sarah MacLean I've fallen in love with romance and Regencies again.  Thanks Sarah... now I'm dying for the next one!!!

In honor of this fantastic book, I'm giving away two autographed copies of Nine Rules.  To win, leave a comment below for an entry.  For extra entires, blog, tweet or facebook a link to this entry (another extra point for every time you use a copy of the cover when you blog, tweet or facebook).  Remember to tell me in the comments if you linked and if you used the cover image!  Contest ends Sunday at midnight!

Congrats on the release of such an amazing book, Sarah MacLean!

42 comments:

Kelsey said...

I'm normally just a YA reader myself, but I've heard so many amazing things about this I really want to read it!

Thanks for the contest!

kelseythebookscout at gmail dot com

stiletto storytime said...

Sounds great! I tweeted and put it up on my Facebook! Thanks!

Courtney
stilettostorytime(at)gmail(dot)com

Lynsey Newton said...

I love romance novels so I'm definitely in for this one! If it's good enough for you Carrie, it's good enough for me! I've retweeted (@lynseynewton).

lynsey(AT)narrativelyspeaking(DOT)com

carmen said...

I have a weakness for romance and YA. It's a little known secret that there is nothing better than reading romance in a dark stormy night with a cup of chocolate and a blanket. I love the title of the book, it sounds like it has a lot of potentials. I wonder what those rules are?

Laura said...

Sounds Brilliant

I have FACEBOOKED and TWITTERED

Cheers
Laura-ann

Chris said...

THIS BOOK IS FABULOUS!!! Go buy it now! I was a lucky duck and got to read it a little early. It is SO GOOD.

bookshop said...

oh my goodness, yes, *please!* :D

YAbookaholics said...

This sounds awesome!

Twittered: http://twitter.com/yabookaholics/status/11317345319

Alex (Tales of a Teenage Book Lover) said...

Thanks for this awesome contest! I tweeted: http://twitter.com/TeenageBkLvr/status/11317423068
Sidebar-ed: http://alexreadsbooks.blogspot.com

alexreadsbooks(at)gmail(dot)com

beingadilettante said...

This sounds great!

Thank you!

Jahe said...

Looking forward to reading this book! I just retweeted the contest

Janis
jaheberme AT gmail DOT com

Jena said...

Here is my post and my twitter:

http://twitter.com/JenaMars

Heather said...

I'd love to be entered :)

Robin K said...

I too love romance novels. This one looks great. Thank you for introducing the author to us.

Tweeted here: http://twitter.com/IntenseWhisper/status/11319480045

robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

KrysteyBelle said...

I've heard nothing but good things about this book and I'm very excited to read it. Thanks for posting your review.

GreenFairyLV said...

Wow. You sold me on it. Now I just got to read it. Would love to win it.
Retweeting @greenfairylv

email:
GreenFairyLV@yahoo.com

Inked Books said...

I'm not normally a romance reader, but this one sounds good!

Travis
spongyman1026@yahoo.com

Katherine Hazen said...

Ooh, this sounds exactly like what I'm in the mood for right now.

Becky said...

Oh, I'd love to be entered! Thanks!

jpetroroy said...

I am SO looking forward to this book.

jpetroroy at gmail dot com

I also tweeted at https://twitter.com/jpetroroy/status/11325100380

beingadilettante said...

Oh hey! I blogged this! Yay!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to read Nine Rules. Please count me in!
-Lisa B.

angel28140 (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

Larissa said...

Yay! Fun! I love romances, too.

lchardesty at yahoo dot com

Will be tweeting: @lchardesty

cmoh said...

Regency Romance! My first love, YA my second!

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/cmoh

and Facebooked with cover art

cmoh@earthlink.net

Sarah MacLean said...

Thanks so much for hosting this contest, Carrie! And thanks to all of you for entering! It makes me so happy to see that so many readers are interested in my little book! xoxoxox

Cari said...

I've heard so many people gushing over this book. I'm all curious about it!

Thanks for the contest!
Cari
neohippy10 hotmail

cories said...

This sounds like a fun book! I'll look for it the next time I'm at the bookstore (unless I win it here first)! :)

I did tweet a link to this post (@cories).

adriennefox said...

Ok, I'll give romance a try. How can I not with this glowing recommendation!
catatonic-cutie at hotmail dot com

Meg said...

Lovely giveaway! I love the Regency era, so I've actually been curious about MacLean, but haven't gotten around to picking up anything of hers yet.

Blogged (with cover) here:http://meghan-rachelle.livejournal.com/120595.html
and here (again with cover): http://meg-reads.livejournal.com/19725.html

Raha said...

Heard so many good things about it.would love to try a new author ..thanks for the giveaway.

intqa{at}yahoo[dot]com

Elliotte said...

I love finding new authors...and who doesn't love a good romance? Please enter me! Thanks!
pjeds(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jenny said...

I love finding great new readers. Please enter me in your contest...who doesn't need a little romance in their lives?
Thanks!
pjeds(at)hotmail(dot)com

Clix said...

Both tweeted (@clix) and facebooked... I tried putting the picture in both of them, but it doesn't look like it showed up in twitter. (Maybe I need to look at it in twitpic?)

YAY BOOKS!

kalynnick said...

I would to win this book!

kalynnick AT yahoo DOT com

Anonymous said...

i'm very excited for this book, too!

Bethany

bethany-online.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book! I haven't had a chance to read a good book in such a long time because school monopolizes my time. I'm also pretty much out of cash. =P

email: sana_malik24@hotmail.com

Rae Reads said...

I would love this book.

Tweet: http://twitter.com/RaeReads/status/11495062744

It's on Facebook too: http://tinyurl.com/yhndyzu

rae_reads@hotmail.com

Hannah said...

Goodness. I have heard SO many fantastic reviews for this one! No shiz, when I this.
I would love to win one of the two copies. Thanks for the chance!
Love, Hannah
xoxosweeet@yahoo.com

angie said...

I would love to be entered!
I tweeted http://twitter.com/bangersis/status/11507250629
email bangersis(at)msn(dot)com

Sheree said...

Aw, you're giving away a romance novel to commemorate your wedding? :) By the way, Best Wishes! And Congrats to JP! (Congrats are for the groom and best wishes are for the bride, or so I've been told)

Shelly O'Brien said...

I love reading, I started reading your book The Dead-Tossed Waves yesterday and finished a couple hours ago. Great ending, totally not who I expected her to end up with. I love romance books, this sounds amazing. I facebooked, tweeted, and blogged! facebook and blog with cover photo! tweeted under email xxdeansbabygirlxx(at)hotmail(dot)com. my website blog is at http://writingideasandstorystuff.webs.com/apps/blog/. I really think Im going to enjoy this book!

Spav said...

This sounds really interesting. Count me in, please!

Tweet: http://twitter.com/Sparima/status/11615298743

spav05(at)gmail(dot)com