Love in Mid Air by Kim Wright
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.
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?