Monday, August 6, 2012

Book Giveaway: Marrying Up by Wendy Holden

Attention all Royal Watchers! I've got a great offer from Sourcebooks for you. They're making available a copy of Wendy Holden's Marrying Up FREE to one of you! I haven't read this one myself, but it looks like alot of fun.  Check out the book and contest information from Sourcebooks, and enter to win!

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Can’t get enough of that royal fever? Do you find yourself still Youtube-ing clips of Will & Kate’s big day? Don’t worry, Sourcebooks has you covered. Named a “Cinderella story for the beach bag”, Sourcebooks is extremely excited to be releasing Wendy Holden’s Marrying Up in August! Marrying Up has all of the crazy love, eye-opening snobbery, and naked ambition to create a juicy cocktail worthy of any royal. After all, what’s a relationship without a title and a tiara?

Praise for Marrying Up:

“Holden, a former writer for the Mail on Sunday, certainly knows her way around snarky royal gossip and delivers here a very guilty pleasure.”  ―Kirkus Reviews

“Anglophiles who stayed up all night to watch William and Kate walk down the aisle will have a lot of fun here, as will readers of Sophie Kinsella’s frothy Shopaholic series.”  ―Booklist

 “Readers will rush through this dishy chick lit tale to find the answer. A Cinderella story for the beach bag.”  ―Publishers Weekly

“Gold-digging tale while providing a brimming bucket of laughs along the way.”  ― Shelf Awareness for Readers

“Entertaining with a witty and dry sense of humor”  ―RT Book Reviews

As women around the world watched Will and Kate walk down the aisle, many of them were plotting how they could find their own prince charming.

Razor-sharp in its wit and as fresh as newlywed royals, Marrying Up by Wendy Holden reveals how sometimes a rags-to-riches story can rip a girl to shreds—and how sometimes the crown on your head can nearly crush you.

Only a title, a mansion, and a family tiara will do for a scheming social climber like Alexa, and she will go to great lengths to get it.  Starting by befriending clueless aristocrat Florrie, who fills her life with parties, texting, and, above all, champagne, means that the grandest doors swing open and the prince of her dreams is within reach. But has Florrie’s mother, the formidable Lady Annabel, figured out Alexa’s intentions already?

Meanwhile, beautiful but penniless archaeology student Polly has found herself in love after a chance meeting with a dark-eyed stranger named Max. However, Max is hiding a big secret, a secret that could ultimately ruin any chance of him and Polly living happily ever after.

About the Author

Wendy Holden (UK) was a journalist for the Sunday Times, Tatler, and The Mail on Sunday before becoming a full-time author. She has now published nine novels, all top 10 bestsellers in the UK. Her novels include Beautiful People, Farm Fatale, and Filthy Rich and feature sassy humor with a great cast of characters. For more information, please visit:

Marrying Up Giveaway!

Sound like fun?  One of you can win a copy! Be sure to read the guidelines below, enter via the Rafflecopter widget, and good luck!

  • The contest period ends at 12:01am EST on August 11th, 2012.
  • Contest is open to U.S. and Canadian entrants.
  • Make sure you leave your email address in the one required portion of the Rafflecopter form. Should you win, I will contact you on Saturday, August 11th.  Please take measures to ensure that my email will make it past your spam filters, lest you miss my message. ( You'll have 72 hours to respond before I pick another winner.
  • All entries must go through the Rafflecopter form. When you leave a blog post comment, in order for it to count toward your contest entry, be sure to indicate this through the "Leave a Blog Post Comment" button on the form.
  • Required Blog Post Comment Question: Who do you think is America’s "Royal" Couple? Is it old time favorite Brangelina? Or perhaps the new comers Kim Kardashian & Kanye West, aka Kimye? 
  • The winner's mailing information will be sent to Sourcebooks for prize shipment. 
  • Entries will be verified.  If a fraudulent entry is detected for the winning name, another winner will be drawn.  

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  1. Hmm, I don't think we really have anyone who fits that bill right now, unless you include the President and his wife. Back in the day, I would've said Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward.

  2. i'd say Ronald and Nancy Reagan were a pretty much a royal couple :) great question...

  3. I don't think we have anyone as lasting as the royals. We tend to have Hollywood's flavor of the month and then they disappear (fine by me) rather than the long standing fascination that the royals inspire.

  4. I think Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are America's royal couple. They both seem like great people and both of them try to make a difference in our world.

  5. I agree Michelle and barack obama.

  6. I don't think America really has a royal couple. The couples that capture people's interest come and go so quickly.

  7. When I think American royal couple I think old school Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton (although he was english)

  8. I would love to win!!!
    God Bless!
    Sarah Richmond

    1. Entrants: Don't forget to answer the contest question, as it's required by Sourcebooks, the giveaway host: Who do you think is America’s "Royal" Couple?

      You could even choose a couple from the past, if there's no one about these days that would qualify in your mind. Or maybe give your opinion as to why no one fits the description, as Terry did above. Thanks!

  9. I'm in the old-school camp. I think David and Victoria Beckham still have some cachet.

  10. I would have to say Angelina and Brad because they are humanitarians and have lasted quite some time together even with all the scandal that brought them together in the first place like Charles and Camilla.

  11. I would say Brangelina since they seem to be photographed wherever they go. Also so many other famous couples have separated.

  12. Brangelina: they are still also in the news so much

  13. Two months or so ago, I would probably would have gone with Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. I thought they are such a lovely couple. And Suri is super cute.
    Now...I guess it's Brangelina.

    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox



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