Book Giveaway: Love in Mid Air by Kim Wright

Love in Mid Air by Kim Wright
312 pages
ISBN 978-0-446-54044-5
Grand Central Publishing (March 2010)

For those of you who know me through my blog, you know that I rarely offer giveaways of books I have not yet read. I’ve made an exception for this debut novel by Kim Wright for several reasons. First of all, I read her blog and this entry caught my attention…in fact the very first sentence made me sit up straighter:

When you first have a novel coming out everyone makes it very clear that you have precisely three months to make a go of it in conventional bookstores.

Three months? Really? That is astonishing…and not really terribly fair. Now you know why publicists and authors are looking to the bloggers as a viable marketing source. I like that, as a blogger, I can help extend the life of a book – especially a debut novel whose author is working hard to become known to readers. Which leads me to another reason I am doing this giveaway…I want to support new authors, especially women, who have a rough road ahead of them to get their book seen. And Love in Mid Air looks like a book worth supporting. Let me tell you about it.

ABOUT THE BOOK

From the book flap:

A chance encounter with a stranger on an airplane sends Elyse Bearden into an emotional tailspin. Suddenly Elyse is willing to risk everything: her safe but stale marriage, her seemingly perfect life in an affluent Southern suburb, and her position in the community. She finds herself cutting through all the instincts that say “no” and instead lets “yes” happen.

An intelligent, sexy, absorbing tale and an honest look at modern-day marriage. LOVE IN MID AIR offers the experience of what it’s like to change the course of one’s own destiny when finding oneself caught in midair.

Some of my favorite book bloggers also have some good things to say about Wright’s novel:

This would make a great book club read.” – Darlene at Peeking Between the Pages

“[…] this is well-written and provocative and likely to be a book I think about for quite some time to come.” –
Kristen at BookNAround

I love Kim Wright’s writing […]” – Kathy at Bermuda Onion

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kim Wright has been writing about travel, food, and wine for more than 25 years and is a two-time recipient of the Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Writing. Love in Mid Air is her first novel. Visit her website where you can learn more about the book and read an interview with her.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY

So now we get to the really fun part of this post – how can you win a copy of Love in Mid Air?

  • Leave me a comment on this post sometime between now and August 12, 2010 – contest ends on that date at 5:00 PM PST – telling me what you like best about women’s fiction.
  • Contest is limited to those with a U.S. or Canada mailing address.
  • I’ll choose one winner randomly using Random.Org and announce the name on my blog on August 13th (I’ll also email the winner for their snail mail address). The publisher will ship your book to you…

That’s it – easy right?

Good luck!

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    • Alyce on August 4, 2010 at 13:23

    What I like most about women’s fiction is that it relates to the common experience of womanhood. Even if I haven’t been through the exact experiences I can live vicariously through them, or relate to them on some level.

    akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

    • ruth on August 4, 2010 at 13:27

    Women’s fiction always has a set of circumstances and characters whose experience I can empathize with. Many times the writer portrays the situations in a realistic manner which is memorable.

    • Jo Hariton on August 4, 2010 at 15:52

    I like women’s writers because I think their perspective really gets into the psyche of a female…perhaps they understand the nuances of relationships in a way that resonates well with both male and female readers. men appreciate these nuances as well.

    • jess on August 5, 2010 at 05:30

    I like women’s fiction because the characters usually have to make hard decisions and you as a reader can wonder — what would I do in the same situation? The books also make for fantastic discussions at book club or amongst bloggers.

    • Amy on August 5, 2010 at 06:47

    I enjoy women’s fiction because the story-lines and themes are almost always ones I can relate to and really understand. If the story relates an experience that I haven’t been through, chances are I know someone who has been through a similar situation. Additionally, because the story is about women, I am able to wonder, and often do!, what I would do if a similar situation presented itself in my life. And often I feel a bond with the author after reading their book.

    Thank you for sponsoring this giveaway!

    ~ Amy
    Aimala127 AT gmail DOT com

    • Lindymc on August 5, 2010 at 07:55

    My favorite genre is historical fiction, but frequently I like to read something contemporary that I can more easily relate to. This book sounds intriguing. Thanks for the giveaway.

  1. Yup, 90 days is all a book gets. Then it’s declared over, and the author is branded with the bad sales stigma — which makes it harder to get another book published.

    That’s why bloggers like yourself are so vital, my friend.

    No need to enter me. I’m dropping in mostly to thank you for the e-mail. I’ve got this posted at Win a Book.

  2. What I like best about women’s fiction are the characters– whether they are people I can relate to, and they give me comfort or insight regarding my own life, or if they help me learn about people that are nothing like me.

    I’ve read reviews of this book, and thought it sounded interesting!

    • Shannon on August 5, 2010 at 11:41

    I like how I can relate to the characters and situations in women’s fiction.

  3. I like women’s fiction because I like women! They’re so much more non-testosterone-y than men!

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

  4. Women’s fiction helps me make sense of my own life and emotionsa and gives me a different perspective on women’s experiences. I enjoy reading about other women’s lives and relationships – it’s like having a bunch of new friends every time you open the cover!

  5. Because woman’s fictions are stories most women can relate too. Most of the books are about women and their girl friend that makes the story fun and interesting.

    • Julie H. on August 6, 2010 at 12:39

    I like women’s fiction because it can be both totally relatable to my life or not! That’s what makes it great, as far as escapism reading goes! Thanks for the chance to win!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

    • karenk on August 7, 2010 at 18:24

    i like to read ‘women’s fiction’ because it is something that we women can relate to 🙂

    • Carol Wong on August 8, 2010 at 10:48

    Women’s fiction often addresses the challenges and difficulties of being a woman. It is so nice to read a story and realize that the main character has struggle with the same problems and those are unique to women.

    • Susan on August 8, 2010 at 13:03

    Women’s fiction usually has an element of reality that some other genres usually lack. A backstabbing friend, an unhappy marriage, a disappointing career, an unruly child – these are things that happen to us in real life. Women’s fiction brings it home and helps us better understand the lives of our friends and family, as well as our own.

    Susan
    safoga at gmail dot com

    • Allison on August 8, 2010 at 17:21

    I love that it’s so easier to identify with the characters and situation.

  6. I love women’s fiction because it is so diverse and there are so many different characters with whom I can relate.

    mbamster0720 at gmail dot com

    • Sarah on August 11, 2010 at 06:27

    I love womans fiction because it is usually topics that I can relate to!

    • Audrey on August 11, 2010 at 16:53

    I agree with the others in saying that it’s easy to relate to the characters, makes me feel more emotionally connected to them because it’s written specifically for women.

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