Tag Archives: Gone With The Wind

Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop

21 Sep

Announcing the 3rd Annual Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop

banned books 2013 hop

WHEN: September 22nd to September 28th

RULE:  You can giveaway a book that has been banned or challenged or if you are giving away a gift card you must post some information about Banned Book Week.
MY GIVEAWAY: one e-copy of FOREVER …  by Julie Blume
What you have to do to win it?
Fill out the form below and tell us which books from the Banned Book List you read and loved it? For me Gone With The Wind is my all time fave book and I still hope that one day this timeless love story will be removed from the list.

Books To Movies Giveaway Hop

26 Aug
It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these blog hops. Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to the Books to Movies Giveaway Hop which runs from August 27th to September 3rd with the winner announcement on September 4th. This hop is hosted by Bookhounds I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and features books that have been made into movies or TV shows. Thank you, Mary and Kathy for your hard work to gather all these bloggers and organize this fun event.
Books to movies August (2)
I’ve recently started to watch The White Queen (on Starz) and got hooked immediately. If you are a fan of the series The Tudors or Camelot this series is for you.  Brother turns on brother to win the ultimate prize, the throne, in this dazzling account of the wars of the Plantagenets. They ruled before the Tudors, and now Philippa Gregory brings them to life through the dramatic and intimate stories of the secret players: the indomitable women.

The White Queen 
tells the story of Elizabeth Woodville, a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition, who secretly marries the newly crowned boy king. While Elizabeth rises to the demands of her exalted position and fights for the success of her family, her two sons become the central figures in a famous unsolved mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the lost princes in the Tower of London. Philippa Gregory brings the artistry and intellect of a master writer and storyteller to a new era in history and begins what is sure to be another bestselling classic series from this beloved author. 
So, my prize for this giveaway is one e-copy of The White Queen by Philippa Gregory. 
For your chance to win all you have to do is FOLLOW THIS BLOG BY EMAIL by clicking on the button to the right called “Sign me up!” (atop all images) and leave your answer to the question: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE BOOK TURNED TO MOVIE?
My fave book made into a movie is Gone With The Wind. *Sigh* Don’t we all need a Rhett Butler in our lives, ladies? 🙂

Feed Your Reader Giveaway Hop

22 Aug

This time around let’s make it simple for everyone.

EVENT: Feed Your Reader Giveaway Blog Hop


Kathy @ I‘m A Reader Not A Writer

Jessica @ Books: A True Story


END DATE: 08/29


PRICE: 5 e-copies of my short story I Was Here–Before You Came (historical YA clean romance)

For your chance to win all you have to do is like me on Facebook and leave your answer to the following question:

What’s your favorite male hero and why? Mine is Rhett Butler from “Gone With The Wind” by Margaret Mitchell because, “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”

Have fun!

My Favorite Reads Giveaway Hop

31 May

Let’s have fun together: I’ll tell you my favorite book. You enter the form below. Then you come back on June 7th to see the winner announcement (hopefully it’s you). The giveaway runs between June 1st and June 6th as part of the giveaway hop My Favorite Reads organized by Kathy @ I’m A Reader Not A Writer (thanks, Superwoman!)

My favorite book is … Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell. I can’t get enough of it. It’s a classic, timeless romance. I’ve seen the movie so many times, I lost count. And yes, I know some dialogue by heart.

Giveaway Hop–Best of 2011

26 Dec

If you landed here it means you really have lots of patience. And you love to read. And you are persistent. Yeah, you. I’m talking about you. Thanks for stopping by. I know I’m at # 67  on the Giveaway Hop Best of 2011. And for you to make it down the list of blogs all the way here it means something. Your reward: an e-copy of either my debut novel Hidden Heart or my newest release called A World Apart . The winners will be announced here on January 1st 2012.

I know we are supposed to pick our favorite book for 2011, but I’m going to take it to the next level and pick the best book turned movie. “Gone with the Wind” that is, the best classic book and movie of all times. I have to say I’ve seen the movie at least 10-15 times and I never get tired of it. Clark Gable—handsome, devilish, sexy—and Vivien Leigh—sweet powerhouse, stunning, stubborn—are electrifying and the chemistry between them is almost palpable. I can’t think of anyone else playing their roles and no one ever would be able to fill their shoes. How can a movie be so powerful and so convincing?
I watched it again two nights ago. At the end of it I felt nostalgic and sad, as if not only did Rhett walk out of Scarlett’s life, but he gave up on love. And no one should ever give up on love. It’s what makes us grow, and gives us a reason to live, it’s why a man and a woman belong together, it’s why we feel butterflies in our belly…
I then remembered about Alexandra Ripley’s book “Scarlett” and the TV series with the same name made sometime in the 90’s and had a desperate need to continue watching the love story, as to confirm happy ending does exist after all. I just finished seeing it and I feel so much better. Joanna Whalley and Timothy Dalton are maybe not the best pick, but I grew fond of them throughout the movie. If you haven’t seen it, I encourage you to find it and watch it, it’s worth it if you are an incurable romantic like me.
Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler’s love story is better than any love story out there, be it a book, a movie, a song or a screenplay. Better than Romeo and Juliet, better than Cesar and Cleopatra, better than Dante and Beatriz. It’s timeless and compared to any of the love stories it has a happy ending. And where is happy ending, there is hope.

My hope is that you will enter the giveaway contest below and you will give my heroes a chance to tell their stories.

Happy Holidays!