Friday, July 16, 2010

Spotlight and Audiobook Giveaway: BACKSEAT SAINTS by Joshilyn Jackson

CLOSED
Thanks to the generous folks at
Hachette Book Group,
I have been authorized to
 give away three (3) audiobook copies of
BACKSEAT SAINTS
by Joshilyn Jackson
read by the author

Rules for entering this giveaway
are at the bottom of this post.


read by the author

Publisher: Hachette Audio
Category: Fiction
Format: Audio Book
Subformat: CD (Audio)
Edition: Unabridged
Publish Date: 6/8/2010
Price: $34.98/$41.98
ISBN: 9781607882220
Pages: 0

Description (from the publisher):
Rose Mae Lolley is a fierce and dirty girl, long-suppressed under flowery skirts and bow-trimmed ballet flats. As "Mrs. Ro Grandee" she's trapped in a marriage that's thick with love and sick with abuse. Her true self has been bound in the chains of marital bliss in rural Texas, letting "Ro" make eggs, iron shirts, and take her punches. She seems doomed to spend the rest of her life battered outside by her husband and inside by her former self, until fate throws her in the path of an airport gypsy---one who shares her past and knows her future. The tarot cards foretell that Rose's beautiful, abusive husband is going to kill her. Unless she kills him first.

Hot-blooded Rose Mae escapes from under Ro's perky compliance and emerges with a gun and a plan to beat the hand she's been dealt. Following messages that her long-missing mother has left hidden for her in graffiti and behind paintings, Rose and her dog Gretel set out from Amarillo, TX back to her hometown of Fruiton, AL, and then on to California, unearthing a host of family secrets as she goes. Running for her life, she realizes that she must face her past in order to overcome her fate---death by marriage---and become a girl who is strong enough to save herself from the one who loves her best.

BACKSEAT SAINTS will dazzle readers with a fresh and heartwrenching portrayal of the lengths a mother will go to right the wrongs she's created, and how far a daughter will go to escape the demands of forgiveness. With the seed of a minor character from her popular best-seller, GODS IN ALABAMA, Jackson has built a whole new story full of her trademark sly wit, endearingly off-kilter characters, and utterly riveting plot twists.

Click here to listen to an excerpt.


Click here to visit the author's website.

About the author (from the publisher):
Joshilyn Jackson, a native of the Deep South, has worked as an actor and an award-winning teacher, and is now a writer and a mother of two. She is the author of GODS IN ALABAMA; BETWEEN, GEORGIA; and THE GIRL WHO STOPPED SWIMMING. Jackson lives with her husband and children outside of Atlanta. Visit her at www.joshilynjackson.com.

RULES FOR ENTERING
THE GIVEAWAY:

• Leave a comment on this post telling me you would like to win. Include an email address with your comment so that I can contact you if you do win. Use a spam-thwarting format such as geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com or geebee.reads [at] gmail [dot] com

You must leave an email address in order to qualify. If I can't contact you, you can't win!

• You can earn an extra entry by being or becoming a Follower or Subscriber of this blog and telling me about it in a separate comment.

• Blog about this contest and provide me with the link to the post in a separate comment, and I'll give you yet another entry.

• Tweeting about this contest and providing me the link in a separate comment will get you one more entry. I've added a Retweet button at the bottom of every post.

• Stumble this blog, Digg it, or Technorati Fave it, whatever, and leave a separate comment for another entry.

• Winners must provide a U.S. or Canadian street address. Hachette is unable to deliver to P.O. Boxes.

Deadline for entry is 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, July 30, 2010.

• Winners will have 48 hours to respond to my email announcing that they have won; if I don't hear from a winner, I will draw another name.

Thank you to Anna
at Hachette Book Group
for making this giveaway possible.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.


73 comments:

Amy said...

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I'm almost done with this one; it's terrific!

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librarypat said...

Sounds like an interesting book. Abuse is a much bigger problem than many people realize. In our part of the country it is accepted and excused. I have been saddened by the prevalence of it in teen relationships.

I don't think there is enough support for people - men, women and children- who want to escape these situations. It is getting better. I remember an incident 25 years ago where two 10 to 14 year old girls were molested while cutting across an empty lot. The judge in the case dismissed the charges saying it should teach the girls a lesson not to disobey their parents. I've also heard judges comments that the woman should have been a better a wife and her husband wouldn't have had to get her attention. Until we stop blaming the victims of these crimes and put the blame where it belongs, abusers will continue to abuse and feel justified in their actions.

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Zibilee said...

I'd love a chance to win this book, as I was recently looking at it in the bookstore and passed it up. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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Sandee61 said...

I'd love to win this giveaway, I've read some of Joshilyn Jackson's books and enjoyed them very much. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you! Thanks for the review of this book too.

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