Friday, March 11, 2011

Giveaway: The Revenge of the Radioactive..

It's time for another giveaway contest!


Earlier this week I reported on a great arrival in my mailbox. This one certainly looks like one designed to bring us all out of the end of winter doldrums:

This lively, intricately plotted, laugh-out-loud funny, and surprisingly touching family drama combines the wit of Carl Hiaasen with the southern charm of Jill McCorkle.

Seventy-seven-year-old Marylou Ahearn is going to kill Dr. Wilson Spriggs come hell or high water. In 1953, he gave her a radioactive cocktail without her consent as part of a secret government study that had horrible consequences.

Marylou has been plotting her revenge for fifty years. When she accidentally discovers his whereabouts in Florida, her plans finally snap into action. She high tails it to hot and humid Tallahassee, moves in down the block from where a now senile Spriggs lives with his daughter’s family, and begins the tricky work of insinuating herself into their lives. But she has no idea what a nest of yellow jackets she is stum­bling into.

Before the novel is through, someone will be kidnapped, an unlikely couple will get engaged, someone will nearly die from eating a pineapple upside-down cake laced with anti-freeze, and that’s not all . . .

Told from the varied perspectives of an incredible cast of endearing oddball characters and written with the flair of a native Floridian, this dark comedy does not disappoint.
 Liz at Doubleday has graciously made two copies of this fun book available for giveaway to US addresses only.  Sorry no PO boxes.

Easy Rules....one entry for each

1.  Leave a comment with your email address.  NO EMAIL no entry.
2.  Leave another comment if you're a follower (or become one).
3.  Blog about this (sidebar entries are ok) and leave a link to the post.
4.  Contest ends midnite March 31st.  We'll announce the winners on April Fools Day----fun!!!
5.  Remember, US addees only, no PO boxes, email in your comments.

Good luck.

24 comments:

  1. 50 years is a long time to plot revenge. But if someone gave me a radioactive cocktail without my consent ot knowledge, I'd probably pretty ticked off, too!
    This book sounds very entertaining and interesting. Please enter me in your giveaway and thank you for hosting this book offering!

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  2. I'm a follower of your blog!


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  3. This sounds like a hoot!

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  4. Email subscriber and GFC follower.
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  5. You don't often find the main character of a book to be older anymore. It would be interesting to see what her revenge was.
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  6. I am a gfc follower.
    debbie
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  7. Sounds like quite the story! Please count me in! Thanks!
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  8. I am a GFC follower.
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  9. I love humor in books and quirky characters,

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  11. This unique book intrigues me. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. Thanks for this interesting giveaway. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  13. I'm in!

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  14. GFC follower!

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  15. This sounds like a fun read! Please enter me! Thank you!
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  16. I follow on GFC
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  17. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. New GFC follower. :)

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  19. what a fun cover...thanks for the chance to read this novel :)

    karenk
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  20. i'm a follower :)

    karenk
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  21. This book sounds like a fun read, and I'm interested in reading it. Please enter me. Thanks!

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  22. Follow on GFC/Email Subscriber.

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  23. I would love to read this book—please enter me to win!

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  24. I'm a GFC follower!

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