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Friday, August 14, 2009

Win How to Tame a Modern Rogue Right Here!

I am excited to bring you another giveaway from Hachette Books! - How to Tame a Modern Rogue by Diana Holquist!

About the book: Ally Giordano’s beloved grandmother actually believes that she's living in her favorite romance novel in Regency England and Ally doesn't have the heart to set her straight. But now Granny Donny's last wish is for a retreat to the country and Ally can't refuse her...until she demands that Sam Carson accompany them. And though his smiles turn her knees into jelly, Ally knows better than to trust a playboy...and she definitely knows better than to try to change one. Or does she? (Hachette)

Here are some Fun Facts about the book from Hachette:

1. Because Granny Donny thinks she’s living in a regency romance novel, I had to research modern-day horse-and-carriages in New York City. I spent a whole day riding with Daisy, a sweet black Percheron with a thing for carrots.

2. I needed a modern-day equivalent of sword fighting so the men could show their honor and courage. Naturally, I chose soccer. I wrote each soccer scene as if it was an old-fashioned fight to the death.

3. The sub-plot of the carriage driver Mateo was based on a true story. I won’t tell the story here (no spoilers!), but when you read Rogue you might recognize it.

4. In a former life, I used to work in advertising in New York City. We sometimes had low-budget clients, and we had to bend all sorts of rules to “get the shot.” The story of the carriage crossing the Brooklyn Bridge is based on one of those shoots gone terribly wrong.

5. The scene of waltzing at midnight in Central Park is also based on a true story, except that I wasn’t one of the brave souls dancing. I was in a cab, driving through the park. The cab driver was so impressed, he pulled over and we watched. It was a sight (and sound) I swore I’d never forget.

You can also read an excerpt of How to Tame a Modern Rogue before you enter!

Rules for the giveaway:
  1. Five copies to giveaway.
  2. Open only to U.S. and Canada.
  3. No PO Boxes
  4. All entries can be in one comment.
  5. +1 Must leave email address in comment.
  6. +2 if you are a new or old follower - but please let me know.
  7. +3 if you post this on any social network - (limit of 6 entries for this one - so you can post it as many places as you would like, but only 2 will count). If you post on Twitter - please use @kherbrand.
  8. +3 for referrals of NEW followers - if you already follow, you will not get entries for saying someone referred you - you can however get entries for referring new people...
  9. Giveaway ends on Sept 4th.

53 comments:

CrystalGB said...

I would love to read this book. Nice cover.

I am a follower.

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elaing8 said...

please enter me in the giveaway

i'm already a follower

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chey said...

This book sounds like one I'd like to read.
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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, babe. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

tetewa said...

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cheryl c said...

Thanks for the chance to win this book. I love the fun cover! :-)

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Jane said...

I would love to win this book.

I'm already a follower of this blog.

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Kira R. said...

I would like to enter! I am a follower.

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Beth said...

Thanks for the chance to win this - would love to read it!
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Wanda said...

Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.
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Wanda said...

I am a follower of your blog.
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Jake Lsewhere said...

Looks like a good book, please enter me into this drawing.

I'm also a follower via Blogger.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
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donnas said...

Please include me.

I am already a follower.

Posted in sidebar and Sunday contest post here: http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/

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Kytaira said...

I would love a chance to win. I'll have to try and figure out who the sub-plot of Mateo is based on.

I already was a follower.

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renee said...

Sounds like a great book

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1 am a follower

wade said...

+1 count me in..sounds great
+2 old follower

thanks

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Beth said...

This looks fun! Please enter me!

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Beth said...

I'm a follower.

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ChristyJan said...

This sounds like a fun read! Please enter me.

+ I'm already a follower

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The Giveaway Diva said...

i'd love to be included!!! thanks!

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erica said...

please add me! awesome book!!

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Linna said...

I'd like to read this book. Please enter me.
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Sheila Deeth said...

I'm learning to look to Hachette for interesting new books. They're a neat publisher.

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enyl said...

I'm a follower.

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BUSY BEE said...

I want to win this book. Thanks for the great giveaway and blog

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BUSY BEE said...

I am already a follower - busy bee.

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nfmgirl said...

I'd love it! Please count me in.

+2 I follow

+3 I blogged:
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Thank you!

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Dixie said...

I'd like an entry please and I am an old follower.;-)

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Anonymous said...

Please count me in...thanks.

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Anonymous said...

I'm a follower :)

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Lee P said...

I would enjoy reading this book! Thanks for this giveaway and please count me in.

I already follow your blog.

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Dawn M. said...

This sounds like such a fun book. Would love the chance to read it. :0)

I subscribe with google reader.

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Jake Lsewhere said...

I've also blogged about this giveaway here.

Thanks,
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Amber said...

I would love to win! I am also a new follower :)
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Maureen said...

Please enter me.
I just signed up to be a follower.
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budletsmom said...

I would love to win this book please enter me in your giveaway.

I am already a follower.

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Belinda M said...

Please include me in your giveaway

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Edna said...

I am a follower and would love to win this book, I am a g-grandmother but still am alive, LOL

Love to read books.

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CherylS22 said...

+1 Please count me in ~ Thanks!
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+2 An old follower

マリアンナ said...

Cool contest!

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Anita Yancey said...

This book sounds so good to me. I would love to read it. Please enter me. Thanks!

I am a follower!

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Andrea said...

please enter me, I would love to read this book!
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G.R.I.T.S. said...

OOOOO Sounds really good!!!! Please enter me!!! I'm a follower, and I Posted a link about it on my blog...Caffeine & Romance...
link...
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californiameaghan said...

this one sounds great!

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penney said...
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QuenKne said...

Sounds like an interesting book!!

I just became a folower today

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Anonymous said...

I would love the chance to win this book. Please enter me in the giveaway. Many thanks.

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Linda K said...

Thanks for the chance to win this book

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Theresa N. said...

Her Grandmother sounds like a hoot.
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penney said...
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Virginia said...

Diana Holquist writes warm and funny romantic fiction! Please enter my name in the drawing. I subscribe. gcwhiskas at aol dot com

heatherzilla said...

This sounds like a fun read. I sometimes wish i were in a regency romance. ;)

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