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Friday, February 19, 2010

A 'Sinful' Giveaway for Chick with Books Blogoversary Celebration Day 2!

A 'Sinful' Giveaway for Chick with Books Blogoversary...

And the Winner is... Elaine from Canada! Congrats! And Thank you to EVERYONE who joined in on the fun by Entering, Tweeting & Blogging about this Blogoversary Giveaway!

Last June I read a devilishly fun book called The Sinful Life of Lucy Burns by Elizabeth Leiknes. This is what I wrote... "Lucy Burns just wants a normal life. She's gorgeous, forever young and can eat all the chocolate she wants and not get fat! What's so bad about that?! Well, those are some of the perks of the job she has, but she also can never see her family again, never have a boyfriend and must spend her entire life leading sinners to justice! (That last part isn't so bad really)... What's her job?! Lucy Burns is a Facilitator to HELL! (Hell now located behind her basement door!) And her boss is "a real devil!" When Lucy was 11 her sister Ellen had a horrible accident and ended up in the hospital in a coma. Desperate to save her, Lucy wrote a note:

To Whom It May Concern: ...Make Ellen wake up and I'll be forever in your debt. Sincerely, Lucy Burns

She went out in the middle of the night to her & Ellen's magic mailbox, that was in front of their playhouse and usually saved for Dear Santa letters, put the note in, raised the flag and crossed her fingers. By morning "a miracle" had happened and Ellen was fine! Feeling foolish, Lucy raced out to the mailbox to destroy the letter. But her letter was not there. Instead there was a new note:

Dear Lucy, It's a deal... I'll be in touch. Sincerely, "To Whom It May Concern"

And with that Lucy's fate was sealed. But after 19 years as the devil's check-out girl, she misses her family, would like some steady companionship and has become a bit bored with her routine. She wants out! Eternity is eternity, right?! Not so fast....She may be able to retire after all!... Lucy found a loophole! But it won't be easy and she'll have to follow her heart along the way...

I liked The Sinful Life of Lucy Burns! It was fun, sassy and a quick read. A kind of chick-lit with a dark side. How could it not be 'dark' with a job like hers- facilitator to the devil? (Of course going to Squeaky's car wash makes her feel cleansed after a tough day at work!) But in essence Lucy is a single girl struggling to make a life for herself. She's gotten herself into this tough situation and is trying to dig her way out. Along the way, we see her frustrations with her job (it's really not so fun leading sinners to their end all the time and accidents DO happen!), and her personal life (boyfriends aren't allowed but men can still be tempting!) and her success at having a best friend even though she has to lie to her constantly about what's going on 'at work'. We begin to root for Lucy in being able to lead a normal life, and her antics in getting there are what makes this book so much fun! She is a great character! And you will be entertained! I recommend you put The Sinful Life of Lucy Burns by Elizabeth Leiknes in your beach bag this summer!

Bancroft Press joins in to help celebrate Chick with Book's First Year Blogoversary by sponsoring a giveaway of a copy of The Sinful Life of Lucy Burns for my U.S. & Canadian readers! Bancroft Press is a small press publisher has grown leaps & bounds since 1992. And Publishers Weekly called them "small but enterprising". Thanks Bancroft Press for joining in on the festivities!

How to Enter this Giveaway...

*For One Entry, leave me a comment with your email address!

*For One more entry, Blog or tweet about this giveaway and leave me the link.

This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only.(No PO boxes). The books will be shipped to the winners directly from the publishers. Contest ends 11:59pm EST on Feb.26th, 2010. I will randomly pick the winners the next day and email them! Good Luck!


Sharon said...

This sounds like a fun read! Thanks for this chance to win it!

sbrockis at embarqmail (.) com

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a fun read.
I'd like to enter the chance to win it.

Kaye said...

Loved your review - the book sounds like a lot of fun especially the notes!

I put a link in my sidebar to your contest.

Thanks for hosting.


DarcyO said...

Sounds like a fun book. Please include me.

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DarcyO said...


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mountie9 said...

Sounds like something I would like to read put me down for a chance
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Colleen at Forty Something Bride said...

I love books for the trailer that are fun reads. This would be good for the summer.

rubynreba said...

Your review was great - please enter me. Thanks!

Suburban prep said...

looks like it would be a fun read.
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Heidi V said...

This sounds like a good read.

Thanks for the chance
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Anonymous said...

This book sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway =)


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wheresmyrain said...

count me in please!

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couponmom said...

This sounds like such a fun read. Would love to read this

couponmom said...

I have tweeted this on Twitter

fredamans said...

Thank you. Happy Blogoversary Day 2!


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elaing8 said...

Happy Blogiversary!!

This is on my TBR list.Please count me in.


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Unknown said...

Happy Blogversary!

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Helen's Book Blog said...

THanks for the opportunity to win!

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justpeachy36 said...

Please enter me in the giveaway.

Linda Kish said...

This sounds great!

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donnas said...

Thanks for the chance. It sounds like a good book.

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E.J. Stevens said...

Great giveaway! I would love a chance to win!

michele said...

Please enter me. Thanks!

Dawn M. said...

Sounds like a fun book. Count me in, please! :0)

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CrystalGB said...

Sounds wonderful. Count me in.


Carol M said...

I'd like to read this! Please enter me! Thank you!
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Jamie said...

I like the cover. Always looking for the next read....Stacy

carla said...

Sounds like this would be a real fun read! Please count me in, thanks!

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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

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

Pam said...

I've been wanting to read this one! It sounds delightful!

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Anonymous said...

Count me in.

Anonymous said...

I would love to read this book, please count me in! :D


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wheresmyrain said...

thanks for the contest! please enter me

Edna said...

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couponmom said...

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CherylS22 said...

Happy Blogoversary!

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Anonymous said...

please enter me in your giveaway.

thank you.


couponmom said...

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Anonymous said...

Sounds like my job somedays... Would love to read this.

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justpeachy36 said...

Please enter me in the giveaway.

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