Friday, March 28, 2008

I Won a Book by Amanda Ashby


I checked the comments on my Thursday Thirteen this evening and discovered I'd won a copy of Amanda Ashby's book You Had Me at Halo.

Shelley Monroe held a contest over at her blog on Tuesday, as she does every time she hosts a guest blogger at Adventure Into Romance. I always enjoy these writers' guest appearances, and always secretly hope I'll be the lucky winner of the featured book.

Well, even though we had a spring snowfall that lasted the entire day, the fates were with me. Soon I'll be the proud recipient of You Had Me at Halo. And I'll review it in the not-too-distant future.

Here's the cover blurb:

"Holly Evans has just seen her own body laid to rest. Now she would like to move onto the afterlife. But apparently she has some mortal baggage to unload first, starting with the matter of how she died. Her heavenly shrink isn't buying that she didn't kill herself - and says she must return to earth to straighten things out. The thing is, she needs to borrow the body of computer geek Vince Murphy to do it. Oh, and although Vince was supposed to have vacated the premises, he apparently never got the memo.

Now, Holly has forty-eight hours to resolve her issues while sharing arms, legs, and...other things...with a guy she barely noticed while she was alive. But the real surprise is what life has to offer when you have only two days to live it."

12 comments:

Amanda Ashby said...

Hey Julia - woot - I'm so pleased that winning a copy of Halo helped make up for a full day of snow!!!! As soon as Shelley sends me your deets, I'll get it in the post for you!!!!

Heather said...

Yippee for Julia. Just looking at the beautiful blue sky on the cover helps to remind me it is spring. If getting white stuff dumped on us is spring, all I have to say is hurry up summer. I'm sure you'll enjoy the read. and am hoping you can in your garden with spring flowers and a cup of green tea.

Akelamalu said...

Well done Julia, don't forget to post a review! :)

M. said...

Hi Julia! Long time no visit. Sorry.
But isn't it fab to win books? How i love that about the internet - finding authors never previously heard of who are not only talented but generous! I'm working my way through some books I won also, with a view to reviewing (hee!). The cover of yours is lovely and intriguing.

tHe_NeW_cYnIc said...

Hey cool! its always fun to win books!

Jennifer McKenzie said...

Congratulations!!!! I'm thrilled you won it!!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Congratulations Julia. How wonderful. The book indeed sounds very interesting. Perhaps you will do a review? Have a great day. :)

Shelley Munro said...

Julia,

I'm sure you'll enjoy Amanda's book. It's very funny. :-)

Wylie Kinson said...

Hey congrats!! The book sounds very good... will you review it?

Julia Smith said...

I'll definitely be reviewing it soon.

Karina said...

Congrats Julia! This book sounds like a fun read! I can't wait to read your review!

Sniz said...

This book looks really interesting. Horray for winning it!