Tuesday, August 17, 2010

"The Act of Devotion" Giveaway

Samantha Bruce-Benjamin and I have been in contact about her new novel The Art of Devotion, and have partnered together to create a TNBBC sidebar group read for the month of September. It has been creating quite a buzz on Goodreads - with an average rating of 4.1 - and has been read by a few of our TNBBCer's already. Are you ready to read what everyone is talking about?

Samantha has agreed to give away 10 copies of her book!!

The Goodreads description is simple:
"A girl summers in the Mediterranean with her beautiful aunt, who hides secrets that could destroy everything she holds dear."

In order to win a copy of this novel:

1- You must post a comment to this thread including your email address so we can contact you if you win.

2- You must agree to participate in a group read book discussion that will run during the month of September over at TNBBC on Goodreads. Samantha has agreed to participate in the discussion and will be available to answer any questions you may have for her.

3 - You must be one of the first 10 people to comment. Yup, that's right. It's first come first serve! By commenting, you are agreeing to read the book and join the group discussion at TNBBC on Goodreads (the thread for the discussion will be emailed to you at the first of the month).

This giveaway is available to residents of the US and Canada only (Sorry folks, the books are not being shipped by me), and will remain open until the 10th copy has been claimed. Upon it's close, I will email the winners and announce them here on my blog. Good Luck!!

In the meantime, please check out Samantha Bruce-Benjamin's website, and the Art of Devotion book trailer.


  1. I agree to the guidelines set for this book. It will be a different genre for me. I am looking forward to discovering a new subject. akittykat_66@yahoo.com

  2. Hi Carol. I should have mentioned up above, the comments are set for moderator approval, so they wont post until I've read them. Sorry about the confusion!

    You are the first to enter!

  3. I agree... monimcnatt@yahoo.com

  4. And you have just snagged the second copy!

  5. Hi Lori,
    I will participate if there are any copies left.

  6. Lori, it looks like I am in time to snag a copy??

    I solemly swear to participate in the group chat on this on TNBBC if I win:)

    My email is booklover@myself.com.

    *crossing my fingers that I am a winner*

  7. Erika and KT, you have both helped yourselves to copy #3 and #4. Congrats. I will email you for confirmation and addresses when the 10th copy has been given away!

  8. I have been seeing a lot of comments on this book - would love to read it and see what all the buzz is about. Love that Samantha is one of us!


  9. Sherrie, you just landed yourself the 5 copy. Thanks for the interest.

  10. I agree to these rules. This sounds rather interesting, actually, given the setting of the book.


  11. Hi, I'm always interested in being one of the first people I know to read a book! Please count me in, and I will be ready to discuss on the TNBBC page!

  12. Hooray for Caity and Amanda.
    Copies 6 and 7 are now spoken for.

    Alrighty, 3 copies left. Who wants to read along with these lovely people over at the TNBBC Goodreads page? Come on, you know you want to!

  13. This book sounds very intriguing, I would love to read this and participate in the discussion on TNBBC. :~)

  14. Lisa, you can't claim the 8th copy unless you give me a way to reach you. Your blogger account is locked, and you did not leave an email address!!

  15. oh sorry Lori...I thought it automatically came up. Please use love2read22@ymail.com.

    Thanks and sorry again.

  16. Ok Lisa, you are in. 2 more to go... who's it gonna be???

  17. Did I make it? I would love to participate.

  18. Yup Donna, you are in.

    One more left!

  19. Oh I am probably to late, but thought I would try anyway. jodi_barrickoil@yahoo.com

  20. Did I make it in time?!?!?!?

    If so: turnerp95@sbcglobal.net

  21. Jodi, you made it! The final copy.

    Sorry Turner, you were 2 hours too late.
    But please feel free to pick up a copy and join us for the group read in Sept.

    Sending out an email to all the winners shortly. Thanks for the interest everyone!