9.25.2014

We Are Called To Rise Book Giveaway



I have heard amazing things about this next book featured on our series of giveaways. It is a deeply moving story about families and the power of human redemption.

We Are Called To Rise by Laura McBride has garnered excellent reviews and critical acclaim.

Here is the description from Simon & Schuster:

Three lives are bound together by a split-second mistake, and a child’s fate hangs in the balance.

What happens next will test—and restore—your faith in humanity.

Far from the neon lights of the Vegas strip, three lives are about to collide. A middle aged woman attempting to revive her marriage. A returning soldier waking up in a hospital with no memory of how he got there. A very brave eight-year-old immigrant boy.

This is a story about families—the ones we have and the ones we make. It’s a story about America today, where so many cultures and points of view collide and coexist. We Are Called to Rise challenges us to think about our responsibilities to each other and reminds us that no matter how cruel life can be in a given moment, it is ultimately beautiful to live, and live fully.


Simon & Schuster are kindly offering to give away 3 copies of We Are Called To Rise. Please enter the giveaway via the rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only (terms set by the publisher). The winners will be announced on the widget and contacted by email one week from today. Best of luck!

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For more on author Laura McBride, check out her website at www.lauramcbrideauthor.com

News
Check out the piece I wrote for Huffington Post called, NO MORE BOOTY SONGS, PLEASE. It has a funny title but a serious message about what is happening to our popular culture. If you agree with this article, please share it with your friends. Every little bit of support helps ‪the #‎VulgarityNoMore‬ cause.

Events
At Home With Madame Chic is coming out soon! If you are in the Southern California area I hope you'll come meet me at one of my upcoming signings:

October 8th, 2014- signing at Pages Bookstore, Manhattan Beach, CA 7pm
October 28, 2014- Diesel Bookstore, Brentwood, CA 7pm (**please note: this date has changed)
November 2, 2014- Laguna Beach Books (time TBD)

More dates will be added to this list. Please stay current with all events on my author website events page.


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17 comments:

Cristine said...

The book sounds interesting- looking forward to reading it.

And yes!yes! to no more booty songs! I think we've all had enough! One reason I enjoy listening to music from the 60's and 70's is that the focus was usually on love as opposed to sex. Did young songwriters suddenly decide writing about love was uncool? They're too cool for love? So sad. Off to read your post....

rhonda said...

I read a combination of fiction non fictionwhatever catches my interest.

Stacy K said...

I usually read on my own for a hour each day then I always join my daughter for her reading time homework in the evenings which is usually 40 minutes.

Christina said...

My favorite book so far is The Invention of Wings. I devoured it in less than two days! Beautifully written and poignant.

Kimberly V said...

I read about 2 - 3 hours a day, but the time is very broken up. I always wish I had more time to read. The best thing that I have read all year is We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. Its YA, but it blew me away.

magician said...

I read about an hour a day before bedtime. Books take me away from the daily stresses of life. 6 years ago,I read my way through the depressing experience of moving away from our home and our beloved neighbors. I wish that everyone knew how helpful in life it is, to have a love for reading.

magician said...

I read an hour a day! Helps me to relax before bed, and takes me away from the stresses of the day.

Carolyn said...

I love to read! I prefer it over television actually!

LD Siess said...
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LD Siess said...

Fiction is my preference, but I recently found an anthology of Gilbert & Sullivan that is pretty awesome! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Nina said...

I love to read. I try to spend at least an hour a day reading. This book sounds very intriguing.

Summer Smith said...

I loved your article. I read around 30-1+hr./ day. It depends, sometimes it's just board books with my toddler... I always wish I had more time to read. I love historical fiction and have in the past few years love reading biographies of people that spark my interest. Not the ones that everyone else reads. Two of my favorite are still Tommyland by Tommy Lee (very vulgar but it met a need at the point I was at in college, and he is a nice guy and has been through a lot underneath his tattooed skin, hard-rocking skin) and Goldie Hawn's A Lotus Grows in the Mud. The hardback is written with navy blue ink which is so delightful and really great on the eyes, and she is such a happy person, it's an inspiration!

This year is I have not finished any that were published this year, yet. However, I really like The Fault of Our Stars a YA book and cried while I was reading it. It recently came out in theaters.

snappyjaye said...

I read about an hour and a half/day. Definitely my favorite pastime! :)

Leslie Richman said...

I look forward to reading every day. Lately I've been on Michael Scott's Alchemyst series and some old favorites by Maeve Binchy. Thanks for the giveaway!

Erin Thomas said...

I tend to read fiction and try to read every day. My favorote book this year has been the Wool Series which was a surprise to me since it falls into a genre I usually avoid. I was asked to read the first book as part of a book group and ended up reading all three!

Sarah Extance Garcia said...

I read an hour or two daily. I read a mix of fiction and non fiction. This year I've read a few of Santa Montefiore's books thanks to Jennifer's blog highlighting her writing. I enjoyed the "Primal Blueprint" on diet and lifestyle. Currently reading "Lovers at the Cameleon Club 1932." It was not what I expected, but powerful and original.

Ellen Cleveland said...

I love books! I read both fiction and non.

 
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