Monday, July 13, 2009

The BIG Giveaway


Up for grabs this time around, I have a whole smattering of goodies for ya! And the goodies are as follows:

*mouse pad from Book Club Girl with the Betty Smith quote: 'The world was hers for the reading' on it
*Food, Inc., edited by Karl Weber (finished paperback)
Gone to Green by Judy Christie (ARC) (I LOVE this book!)
*The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Brontë by Syrie James (ARC)
The Sword of Medina by Sherry Jones (ARC)
Crush by Alan Jacobson (ARC)

And what do you need to do to be entered into this super awesome giveaway? There are several ways to gain entry into this one. Please pay attention to the details as I will not enter folks who do not participate in one of the following:

1. Visit: Leave a comment here relaying some bit of information you learned from the site.

2. Leave a comment on one of Marc's blog posts:

3. Follow Marc on Twitter:

4. Listen to Marc's interview with Linda Wertheimer on
NPR and leave a comment here noting something you found interesting from it.

If you do one of the above AND tweet the giveaway as well, you will receive 2 entries. Please remember to use @OnlinePublicist in your tweet. A tweet without doing one of the above will not be entered. Feel free to enter more than once! This giveaway is open internationally and will close Monday, July 20, 2009 at midnight, CST, with the winner being announced on Tuesday, July 21, 2009. If the winner does not contact me to claim the prize within 7 days, it will go to the next person from the list.

Good luck and thank you for participating!!


Gregg Eldred said...

Following Marc on Twitter and tweeted the giveaway. Now waiting for notification that I am a winner. :-) Food Inc. is a great choice, as the movie is out (in select theatres).

Marie said...

I learned that Marc's book is "a hip-hop noir" that may be compared to Tom Wolfe. I also tweeted the giveaway. Looks like a great giveaway- thanks for entering me :-)

Jessica said...

I am following Marc on Twitter!

Jessica said...


abookinhand said...

I can't wait to read Humpty Dumpty was pushed. Love the title! What a great giveaway. Learned his book will be made into a movie. Awsome!

The Tome Traveller said...

Following Marc on Twitter, & I tweeted! (@tometraveller)

Great giveaway! I would really love to read The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte.


Nicola said...

Following Marc on Twitter and tweeted the giveaway.

Gamma said...

I loved "When She was My Girl"!. And, I agree with abookinhand. I have GOT to read this book!

Andi said...

Great books! I added Marc to my Twitter feed and also Tweeted the giveaway. My twitter name is estellasrevenge. Yay!

Anonymous said...

I left a comment for Marc as he announced that he completed negotiations to turn Humpty Dumpty into a feature film. Very exciting.

I can't wait to read all of these books should I be lucky enough to win them. *considers signing up for twitter lol*

Margay said...

I learned that Marc Blatte was a protege of the bestselling author Ed McBain.


Karen said...

I learned that Marc has 3 daughters.

photoquest said...

I learned he composed material for major stars and nominated for a Grammy award for best R & B.

photoquest said...

I left a comment on his blog post

photoquest said...

I follow Marc on twitter (photoquest2)

photoquest said...

his 1rst novel is a thriller set in studios and hip hop clubes of New York. I found interesting that him and his wife lsot 400,000 learning about hip hop, wow that's alot of money to learn about something!

Jenn said...

I learned that the movie will be directed by Raymond De Felitta. I will Tweet too

Heather said...

Thanks for the heads up Lisa! I am now following Mark and have tweeted the giveaway. Thanks!

LuAnn said...

I think it's interesting he was a Rotor Rooter man! LOL!

Book Escape said...

It's a great giveaway. But, I'll bow out this time as I have several of those books.

Good luck everyone!

Kristen said...

Argh! The internet ate my comment. Here it is again.

I'm follow Marc on Twitter. I'm @booknaround on there. And I just retweeted.

I also commented on his July 2 post: Songwriter, Hip-Hop producer to Novelist Part II. I'm Kristen, the 2nd commenter on there.

Anonymous said...

Visited Marc's site and was very intrigued by the genre of "hip-hop noir."

Tweeted about the giveaway as well :)

April said...

What an excellent giveaway, Lisa! I have tweeted about it and also am following Marc. I can't wait to read his book!

Tarasview said...

I'm following Marc on twitter (Tarasview)

etirv said...

Marc has 3 daughters. He and his wife Jeanne divide their time between New York and Nicaragua.
Count me in!

etirv said...

Left a comment on Marc's Huge Announcement July 7th blog!

tanabata said...

Thanks for the head's up!

I learned that in 2004 Marc and his wife sold their apartment and went travelling to all kinds of places, like China, Tasmania, Brazil, Argentina, and so on. I'm a bit jealous. :P

And I just tweeted about the giveaway. (@tanabata2000)

Margot said...

Good idea for me to visit his blog. I learned he is a voracious reader of mysteries and thrillers. Figures. We have something in common - we both love Elmore Leonard books. Count me in.

Rebecca Cox said...

I looked up Marc and found that he wrote songs and won a grammy before he started writing novels.

I follow you on google reader.

I follow you on twitter and tweeted at ccqdesigns.

rebecca dot cox at charter dot net

Kay said...

I went to his site... never eve heard of "hi-hop noir" before.. had to do a google search. This could keep me from working the est of the day lol.

And ummm, I became his facebook fan, because I am that kind of girl.


Kay said...

Oh, should add, I am on his twitter too and left a comment regarding his blog post about jingles.

In other words Lisa, please enter me inthe drawing :)


Neas Nuttiness said...

I went over to Marc's "place" and left him a comment. Wow he's been nominated for a Grammy!

Please enter me.

I'll let you know if I ever figure out how to log in and use my twitter account;-)

I'll be following you!


Amanda Daybyday said...

I think Marc's gotta be an interesting guy. Look at all the jobs he's caddy, Rotor Rooter man, tenement superintendent, keyboard player in a lounge band, was a hip-hop white boy pioneer record producer. That's a lot of stuff.

Frances said...

I can't imagine how Marc & his wife divide their time between living and staying in NY & Nicaragua. They're transatlantic miles away.

Commented on his entry about the completed negotiations with Raymond De Felitta for a feature film of HUMPTY DUMPTY by Marc Blatte.

Added Marc in FB & Twitter.

I also twitted it (@ivanulrich).

Thanks for the giveaway.


Bookfool said...

I'm following Marc on Twitter and I tweeted. Tell me if I did anything wrong. I'm still in Shaken Mom Recovery Mode, ya know. ;)

Violet said...

Oooohhh...what lovely books:) I love the cover of Crush, its so good. Also, the secret diaries of Charlotte Bronte sounds good.

hmmm...lots of rules. Let me see how many I can cover while I'm at work :)
Marc Blatte. I have seen his book somewhere, just don't remember where I saw it for the first time. (thru' twitter? I'm just guessing) I think I also saw it on your blog, right? I did spend some time on his blog last time though I don't remember much except the name of the book and the cover. Like the title.

Well, Its voted one of Mostly Fiction's top picks for 2009. How cool I am for picking up the first line I saw on the blog :)

Marc and I are already following each other on Twitter.

Tweeted the giveaway as well.

Thanks for the giveaway and thanks for keeping it international :)

Chris said...

I learned that his book is "hilarious and rollicking first novel". Sounds good!

I'll tweet the contest.

Lisette said...

I learned that he is currently working on a mystery novel featuring Black Sallie Blue Eyes. :)


Icedream said...

I blogged about this book on one of my Friday Finds posts!

Let's see, U learned that Fred Berner, Executive Producer on Law and Order gave this book a great review.

And I am now following Marc on Twitter.

waitmantwillie at hotmail dot com

Icedream said...

Tweeted about the giveaway:

waitmantwillie at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I checked out Marc's site and I am totally jealous that he was the protege of a bestselling author. I would love that kind of guidance. :)

AND Tweeted:

JMScribe@OnlinePublicist RT The BIG Book Giveaway -


Bonnie said...

What a great giveaway!!

OK, I've followed Marc Blatte on Twitter and Tweeted about the giveaway!

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Fantastic giveaway!

Count me in.

Wow, three kids, just like me! Visited Marc's homepage.

I follow Marc on twitter.

Posted a comment of his blog.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Dottie :)

gautami tripathy said...

Here I am, finally. Do count me in.

I am impressed that Marc was in the song writing industry and nomintated for a Grammy!

I left a comment here:

I am interested in THe Secret Diaries of Charlotte Lamb.

I have twitted about this giveaway here:

my email:

austenfan said...

Please count me in! :)

I followed Marc on twitter (issalovesedward)

I tweeted about the giveaway here:


christinemm said...

Hi Lisa,
I left a comment on Marc's blog here:

I enjoyed reading about his path to publication.

I'm tweeting your giveaway now.

Have a great day!