Wednesday, October 17, 2012

$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway - Valentina Goldman's Immaculate Confusion Book Blast - Ends 10/25 (WW)

It's time for another book blast hop! It seems like there has really been a pick-up in the number of book blasts there have been lately - But it's perfect, because right about now, we all need to start saving up for black Friday shopping, as well as Christmas :). What better way to do that then to try and win some Amazon gift cards? I know I could get lots of awesome gifts off of Amazon, or even get something nice for myself.

Here is a little about the book, and the author, who is sponsoring this prize:

About the book: "Valentina Goldman's Immaculate Confusion" by Marisol Murano.

"Since her arrival in the United States from Venezuela, Valentina Goldman isn’t exactly living the American Dream. She’s living the American Nightmare.

Her late husband, Max, has left her a young widow, a step-daughter whom Valentina didn’t want, and a bi-polar ex-wife. And oh, having given up her dream job in New York, Valentina is also unemployed in Arizona.

Part "Bridget Jones Diary," part "Modern Family," "Valentina Goldman’s Immaculate Confusion" is the story of a woman trying to get a handle on her whacky life in America. In breathless, blog-like snippets, Valentina compares her own story with that of her eccentric sister, Azucena, who has bizarre troubles of her own down in the tropics."

About the Author, Marisol Murano:

When Marisol was just 18, she moved to the United States and attended school. Afterwards, she had planned to return to her native area, Venezuela - So she could get settled down, and start a family. However, none of that happened. She instead wound up getting a Master's degree, which ended up getting her a job in New York.

"After a few years running the corporate rat race, Marisol woke up to this one day, "Even if you win the race, you're still a rat." That was the end of her banking career and the birth of her first novel: The Lady, The Chef, and The Courtesan."
Marisol was very surprised when her first novel was announced as the "Latino Book of the Year" and she was picked as a BookSense selection - Her work was later translated into several languages.

Later down the road, Marisoal because a chef, and an author of a cookbook, titled, "Deliciously Doable Small Plates from Around the World."  Between her novels, Chef Marisol now travels around the world conducting culinary demonstrations of exotic cuisine. And actually, "Valentina Goldman's Immaculate Confusion was born at sea in a split-second of confusion when during a culinary demonstration a woman raised her hand to ask: “Did you always know you wanted to be a chef?”"

Life is definitely stranger than fiction.

You can connect with the author on the following:

The Giveaway!
1 very lucky winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card, of $100 via Paypal, from Hipso Media. This giveaway ends on October 25th, 2012, and is open to worldwide entries.  Entering to win is super easy (as always!) with the Rafflecopter form, directly below:a Rafflecopter giveaway

"Open to anyone who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. The Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent's permission. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW." I received nothing in exchange for this post, except a spot on the Rafflecopter giveaway form.

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