I’m Giving Away Books!!!

When Alex Bradshaw’s unscrupulous boss kicks him to the curb after 20 faithful years as an executive with the world’s largest shipping company, he sets out to reclaim his dignity and his pension. Assembling a team of fellow corporate castoffs, he sails to the Caribbean to intercept an illegal diamond shipment. None of them counted on quirky blonde stowaway Juli Flynn, who has a perplexing array of talents, a few big secrets, and an intoxicating romantic chemistry with Alex…

I started reading this book last night and COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN….and today is the first day of school for my girls in two months so that’s saying something. 

I could’ve cared less that in less than three hours I’d be waking three hormonal tween/teenage girls, dealing with a new clothes, do my make-up, flat-iron my hair to death kind of morning, which has thus far gone extremely smoother than expected.

I just had to keep reading, because:

  1. I love the quirky character, Juli. 
  2. The male lead, Alex, is swoon-worthy. Doubly so.
  3. I laughed. Out loud. A lot. This even intrigued my kids enough for them to say, “If it’s that funny, I want to read it.” And they were sincere and I of course said, “No, maybe when you’re older.”
  4. It has a plot. A good one. Thank God in heaven.
  5. There wasn’t a boring moment. Not even a sliver of a second did I think about closing this book and finishing it another day. 
  6. It is adorable.
By page 9, I knew I liked the female lead, Juli because…well…I have my oddities too. Flash a ten digit number in front of my face and I can commit it to memory for eons. At page 32, I stopped and took a few seconds to Facebook Tawna a message that I was already in love. By page 42 my eyes watered from laughter. 

Tawna Fenske’s debut book Making Waves is one of the best Romantic Comedies I’ve read in a while, though I expected as much because I read her blog Don’t Pet Me, I’m Writing religiously and I couldn’t imagine her book not being a smart, funny, sexy read.

All this being said….I decided last night to give away copies of her book because I like to share fun things.

So here’s the deal:

The Prize: Three winners will receive a copy of Making Waves

Giveaway Timeframe: The entire month of August

How To Enter: 

  • Just comment on this post – Commenting gives you ONE point/entry. Following is not required though it will give you extra points/entries.
  • Add 1 point if you go follow my blog, Twitter, or Facebook
  • Add 1 point if you go follow Tawna’s blog or Twitter
  • Add 2 points if you already follow me
  • Add 2 points if you already follow Tawna
Example: You comment (+1), and you become a new blog, Twitter or FB follower of mine (+1) AND you already follow Tawna (+2) = 4 points.

Just tally your points and leave it with your comment!!

Winners will be announced here on September 1.

I’ll also be hosting a Giveaway of 3 additional copies of Making Waves over at Goodreads, so hop over and enter there too. SIX TOTAL CHANCES TO WIN. The Giveaway should be posted within 48 hours.

Happy Reading Everyone!!

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  1. It's early, so I can't trust my addition, but I think I have 4 points. šŸ™‚ That being said…love your blog. What a cute page! Makes me think mine is too dull, lifeless, something. But since I hate being a copycat, and I'm basically lazy, I'm going to leave mine as it is and hate you for being more colorful (just kidding I won't hate you) I'm sorry it has taken me so long to come visit your blog, but I'm glad I did. I will be back šŸ˜‰

  2. One of these books is MINE!! *glares at all comers-on*

    Seriously, I am dying to read this book. All the reviews have been excellent, and everyone says it's the funniest thing… Well, ever!

    I've got 5 points, as I already follow you both.

  3. This sounds really great! I hope I am one of the lucky ones!

    I just followed your blog and am commenting. I already follow Tawna's blog so that's 4 points! Yay me!

    Thanks for sharing your fun. :o)

  4. Oh fun! I love book giveaways!

    I'm already following your blog (2)and also on twitter (1) , plus this comment (1) so that's 4. šŸ˜‰ Whee!

  5. Add 'em up, please! This book has been on my wish list forever (behind groceries, alas, that's why it's still there.) Five points for me, your SheWrites sister – been following both Tawna and you for a while.

    As for you, Ms. Nancy Kelley – you are sadly mistaken, as one of those books is mine. *glares back* Writingin Flow

  6. Cool idea! I think I have 4. I already follow you and I just went to twitter to follow Tawna. I'm looking forward to reading her blog, it looks fun.

  7. Hi Clarissa – I love that you're sharing something special… It immediately gets my attention (smile).
    I did all of your list so I believe (because of this comment) I have 3 points. AND, I thought I had 7 (LOL)
    Thanks for sharing on She Writes.

  8. I'd love to win a copy of "Making Waves"! 5 points for me as I already follow your blog and Tawnaā€™s blog. Fingers crossed! : )

  9. Well, Beverley Diehl, I believe there are five copies, so I suppose someone else could have one. Perhaps we should make an alliance now though, so neither of us get sniped by the other competitors.

  10. Your description makes me want this book even more than before. šŸ™‚

    I think I have 5 entries because you've both been favorites of mine for a while. šŸ™‚

  11. Just stumbled upon your blog while looking for reviews on this book. Appreciated your thought and it does sound like a really great read! Would love to enter for the giveaway. Just 1 point for me.


  12. Don't enter me already have….
    Just wanted to stop by and show Tawna some love… Meet her last weekend a book signing on the Oregon coast and she is just super sweet…..
    Going to go pimp this giveaway on my FB page at

    Good luck everyone