Friday, August 8, 2008

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I'm running my first-ever contest. It starts today and will run until Friday, August 8th, 2008.

To celebrate my cousin's 11th book release, I'm giving away a signed copy of The Mistress Diaries, autographed by Julianne MacLean. I'm also giving away a diary for your journaling pleasure. And I also have three original prints made into greeting cards from my mom's artwork.














Your mission, if you choose to accept it:

1 - Name 3 of Julianne's 11 books. Here's a link to her booklist from a Thursday Thirteen I did.

2 - Name 3 of her books that were nominated for a Rita. Check here for her official booklist and awards.

3 - Name 3 of Julianne's favorite films. Check here for a list of her faves from her website.

Put your answers in the comments section, and on Friday, August 8th the contest will close. Julianne will pick the lucky winner after I put everyone's name on a piece of paper so she can draw one.

Good luck to all!

43 comments:

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I'm in. Awesome!

~~Quetion 1~~
Surrender to a Scoundrel
Portrait of a Lover
Love According to Lily


~~Question 2~~
Surrender to a Scoundrel
To Marry the Duke
Adam's Promise


~~Question 3~~
Father of the Bride (both parts)
Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory(the original)
The Miracle Worker (Ann Bancroft version)

Heather said...

This is just for the fun of joining in on the celebration of Julianne's 12th book release.
I'm sure somewhere in the official contest rules your family is excluded.

Q1- Adam's Promise, Surrender to a Scoundrel, To Marry the Duke
Q2- To Marry the Duke, Surrender to a Scoundrel, Adam's Promise
Q3- Little Manhattan, Serendipity, Dr.Zhivago

Happy weekend to everyone, and best of luck to all.

Bobbi said...

Questions 1 and 2 (thought I'd kill 2 birds with one stone):
Adam's Promise
To Marry the Duke
Surrender to a Scoundrel

Question 3 (these are some of my favorites as well):
The Secret Garden
Young Frankenstein
Say Anything

Julia Smith said...

Heather - I suppose we should go by that family rule thing, but that's such a drag.

Heather said...

Julia -No drag- Happy to show support Of your blog and Sister n' law - I bought her book, even though I probably could have asked her for one. As for your mom's paintings on a greeting card. I love homemade gifts at Christmas. *Wink*Wink*

Annette said...

I wanna play too! :-)

Question 1: 3 of Julianne's Books

1. In My Wildest Fantasies
2. Portrait of a Lover
3. Prairie Bride

Question 2: 3 of Julianne's books nominated for Rita

1. Surrender to a Scoundrel
2. To Marry the Duke
3. Adam's Promise

Question 3: 3 of Julianne's fav. films

1. School of Rock
2. Annie Hall
3. This is Spinal Tap

M. said...

actually dropped in here to say, LOVE the name 'Scorpius'

but now I'm here, I'll play as well(did you know The Book Binge did a review of this book recently also?)
and man - what else does your family do? writing, films, art...i'm guessing your dad is sculptor and your cousin needlewoman *g*

Q 1 Love according to Lily
Prairie Bride
My Own Private Hero

Q 2 Surrender to a Scoundrel
Adam's Promise
To Marry a Duke

Q 3 Cinema Paradiso
Memento
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
(these were my own favorites from the list)

Julia Smith said...

M - LOL on the family art trend. My dad did teach jive dance lessons, and my grandfather hooked rugs. My uncle did stained glass. My remaining grandmother knits. I'm sure there's more...

Bobbi said...

Oh Julia, I can't wait for next Saturday nights finale of Robin Hood. The preview had me on the edge of my seat!

I'm so afraid Lucy Griffiths won't return for Season 3! As Marian, she is such a great role model for girls!

I look forward to talking about the finale next weekend!

Julianne MacLean said...

Hi everybody! Thanks for entering! (And don't pick me, Julia, as I already have a few copies of the book :)) This is fun!

Penni said...

**Q1**
To Marry the Duke
An Affair Most Wicked
Love According to Lily

**Q2**
Adams Promise
To Marry the Duke
Surrender to a Scoundrel

**Q3**
Bruce Almighty
The Turning Point
Father of the Bride

Hvnly777 said...

Answer to question #1:
*Adam's Promise
*To Marry The Duke
*Sleeping with the Playboy

Answer to question #2:
*Surrender to a Scoundrel
*To Marry the Duke
*Adam's Promise

Answer to question #3:
*The Turning Point
*Memento
*Jacob's Ladder

Jeanette J said...

1. Prairie Bride
Love According to Lily
In My Wildest Fantasies
2. Adam's Promise
To Marry the Duke
Surrender to a Scoundrel
3. Apollo 13
Elf
The Notebook

Susan P. said...

Question 1
Portrait of a Lover
Surrender to a Scoundrel
In My Wildest Fantasies

Question 2
To Marry the Duke
Adam's Promise
Surrender to a Scoundrel

Question 3
Thirteen Going On Thirty
Elf
The Secret Garden

The_Book_Queen said...

Question 1:

To Marry the Duke
An Affair most Wicked
My Own Private Hero


Question 2:
Surrender to a Scoundrel
To Marry the Duke
Adam's Promise


Question 3:
The Notebook
Pride and Prejuice
Casablanca

Bobbi said...

Hey Julia, don't worry, I won't leave any "spoiler" comments on your site! But my site is a different story! I'm on pins and needles waiting for Saturday to get here!

Tempest Knight said...

I have to say that I simply love that pic of that hunk reading the romance novels. Wish more men did the same. They could learn a thing or two about romance and women. *g*

Val said...

1.Love According to Lily
To Marry the Duke
An Affair Most Wicked
2.To Marry the Duke
Adam's Promise
Surrender to A Scoundrel
3.Black Hawk Down
Apollo 13
Reds

Nancy Bristow said...

Q 1:

Adam's Promise
Sleeping with the Playboy
An Affair Most Wicked

Q2:

Surrender to a Scoundral
Portrait of a Lover
To Marry The Duke

Q3:

Black Hawk Down
All the President's Men
Working Girl

How hot is that...the awesome male specimen reading a romance novel:)

Julianne MacLean is a new to me author but I hope to remedy that....Nancy:)

Pam P said...

Very pretty artwork.

1. Surrender to a Scoundrel
To Marry the Duke
In My Wildest Fantasies

2. Surrender to a Scoundrel
To Marry the Duke
Adam's Promise

3. The Miracle Worker (I agree, Ann Bancroft version was the best)
Father of the Bride (both parts)
Reds (a favorite of mine, too)

Sandra said...

1. Portrait of Love; Love According to Lily; My Own Private Hero

2. Surrender to a Scoundrel; To Marry the Duke; Adam's Promise

3. Father of the Bride (both parts);
The Secret Garden; Thirteen Going on Thirty

Thanks!

Sue A. said...

1 - Name 3 of Julianne's 12 books:
Love According to Lily
An Affair Most Wicked
Prairie Bride

2 - 3 of her books nominated for a Rita:
To Marry the Duke
Adam's Promise
Surrender to a Scoundrel

3 - 3 of Julianne's favorite films:
Jacob's Ladder
Annie Hall
Cinema Paradiso

Martha said...

1. Prairie Bride - The Marshal and Mrs. O'Malley - Adam's Promise

2. Surrender to a Scoundrel - Adam's Promise - To Marry the Duke

3. Four Weddings and a Funeral - Sixteen Candles - Dr. Zhivago

Pat Cochran said...

#1: Prairie Bride, The Marshal and Mrs. O'Malley, My Own Private Hero.

#2: Surrender to a Scoundrel, To
Marry The Duke, Adam's Promise.

#3: Father of the Bride, The Secret
Garden, Willie Wonka and the
Chocolate Factory.

What a talented family! Thanks for
a great contest! Good luck to all
of us!!

Pat Cochran

Jo Ann said...

I'm In!!
Question #1
Prairie Bride
Adam's Bride
Surrender to a Scoundrel
Question #2
Adam's Promise
To Marry the Duke
Surrender to a Scoundrel
Question #3
JAcobs Ladder
Elf
School of Rock

Thanks and Best Wishes!

Joni said...

1. Surrender To A Scoundrel
To Marry The Duke
An Affair Most Wicked

2. Surrender To A Scoundrel
To Marry The Duke
Portrait Of A Lover

3. Black Hawk Down
Casablanca
Elf

jane said...

hope this works

question 1. An Affair Most Wicked
My Own Private Hero
Love According to Lily
2.Surrender to a Scoundrel,To Marry the Duke, Adam's Promise
3. The Secret Garden
The Polar Express
Father of the Bride
(both)

Lona said...

Q1 Surrender to a Scoundrel
Portrait of a Lover
Love According to Lily

Q2 Surrender to a Scoundrel
To Marry a Duke
Adam's Promise

Q3 Little Manhattan
Father of the Bride (both parts)
The Secret Garden

CrystalGB said...

1. To Marry A Duke
Love According to Lily
An Affair Most Wicked

2. Surrender to a Scoundrel
Adam's Promise
To Marry a Duke

3. Jerry MacGuire
The Notebook
Pride and Prejudice

Akelamalu said...

Oh how exciting! I will have to get back to this as I'm just trying to catch up having just returned from holiday yesterday.

Thank you for the comment you left on Sophie's birthday memory Julia. x

M. said...

be still my heart. jive dance lessons and rug hooking? please tell me you're going to do some kind of autobiographical writing project with all these authentic details intact. and is there any more manly man than one who is so secure in his masculinity that he does things like fabric crafts and dancing? i think not!

Bobbi said...

OMG - Julia, I can't believe the ending to Robin Hood! I think I'm in shock!

Bobbi said...

Hey Julia - thanks for catching my "Freudian slip" on my Robin Hood page. Of course, I knew it was Will who stayed with Djaq in the Holy Land; that's what happens when I'm in too big a hurry to proofread!

It's so funny, I don't usually get very much traffic on my Rants blog, but let me make a mistake and they release the hounds! Maybe that's a way of increasing traffic - ha ha, only kidding!

As soon as you learn anything about Season 3, please let me know!
Thanks!
Bobbi

Roxy Harte said...

Hi Julia,
Wanted to come by and say hello.
Stop by the Flog Blog anytime! I enjoy the company.
Hugs
Roxy

Isabella Snow said...

Ooh! A contest!! Sounds like fun!

squiresj said...

I came to your site from Julianne's sight. I'm on her newsletter.
Question 1 - The Marshal and Mrs. O'Malley, Prairie Bride, and Sleeping with the Playboy
Question 2 - Adam's Promis, To Marry the Duke and Surrender to A Scoundrel
Question 3 - The Miracle Worker, Cassablance and Jacob's Ladder
I love Juliann's books. Glad to get to know yours.
Jane Squires - jrs362@hotmail.com

tHe_NeW_cYnIc said...

I love your mum's prints...lovely!

Raven99 said...

Question 1:
An Affair Most Wicked
To Marry the Duke
My Own Private Hero

Question 2:
Surrender To A Scoundrel
To Marry the Duke
Adam's Promise

Question 3:
Dear Frankie
Bruce Almighty
Apollo 13

Earlene said...

wow this is pretty cool that she likes some of the same movies that I do, the secret garden is one of
my all time favorite movies (the original one) question 1 answers are my favs of hers.

Q1.to marry a duke
an affair most wicked
surrender to a scoundrel

Q2.surrender to a scoundrel
to marry a duke
adams promise

Q3.the secret garden
father of the bride (both)
the polar express

M. said...

eep! Julia! how did i overlook your cousin's nomination in my rita post! i'm going to plead late-night mommy brain (which is when i usually blog) and have corrected posthaste.

urgh!

Julia Smith said...

M - no worries...! *passing you a glass of wine*

Cheri2628 said...

Question 1

1. In My Wildest Fantasies
2. Portrait of a Lover
3. Prairie Bride

Question 2

1. Surrender to a Scoundrel
2. To Marry the Duke
3. Adam's Promise

Question 3

1. School of Rock
2. Annie Hall
3. This is Spinal Tap

Julia Smith said...

The winner of the autographed copy of Julianne MacLean's The Mistress Diaries, three original prints made into greeting cards by watercolor ink artist Paulette Phillips and a diary is:


Penni


Please email me at julia.smith2@gmail.com and give me your snail mail address.

A big thanks to all who played.