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Georgette Heyer Gems of August Event Winners

 Well ladies and gentlemen we have come to the end of “Georgette Heyer Gems of August”. It has been such a pleasure sharing the works of Georgette Heyer with you all. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this event and those who followed along. We have had some great discussions concerning Heyer and her work and I want to especially thank all those who commented this month and kept the chatter going. This was my first event of this kind here at Stiletto Storytime and I am so pleased that many of you have personally reached out to say how very much you enjoyed it. Again I cannot say enough about all those who contributed with guest reviews and guest posts- you were all so superb.

And now the moment you have all been waiting for…the two winners of the Sourcebooks Georgette Heyer Prize Packs! Each winner will receive a prize pack of four Georgette Heyer books courtesy of Sourcebooks. So without further ado those winners chosen from the comments on all Heyer posts this month by random number generator are…

Colleen Turner  who is the winner of the “Georgette’s Goodies Prize Pack” which includes: Black Sheep, Regency Buck, The Black Moth & Bath Tangle.

Marlene Breakfield who is the winner of the “Heyer’s Heist Prize Pack” which includes: The Convenient Marriage, Cousin Kate, False Colours & Lady of Quality.

Congratulations to both ladies and Happy Heyer Reading!


Filed under Contests, Events, Georgette Heyer, historical fiction

Review & Giveaway: 10th Anniversary of Cut by Patricia McCormick

  “A tingle arced across my scalp. The floor tipped up at me and my body spiraled away. Then I was on the ceiling looking down, waiting to see what would happen next.

 Callie cuts herself. Never too deep, never enough to die. But enough to feel the pain. Enough to feel the scream inside. Now she’s at Sea Pines, a “residential treatment facility” filled with girls struggling with problems of their own. Callie doesn’t want to have anything to do with them. She doesn’t want to have anything to do with anyone. She won’t even speak. But Callie can only stay silent for so long…”

 The 10th Anniversary edition of Cut includes a brand-new afterword from author Patricia McCormick, an author Q&A, and added resources. Patricia McCormick spent three years researching and writing her first novel, Cut. She is also the author of the National Book Award finalist Sold, as well as Purple Heart and My Brother’s Keeper. She lives in Manhattan.”

In 2002 it was believed that approximately 1 in 200 teens cut regularly (Safe Self). However in March 2011 a new research showed that as much as 25% of all teens inflict self harm through cutting or burning. (Cutting Statistics). That’s roughly one in four teens. More than likely if you know a number of teens…you might know a cutter and never know it.

Cut is an honest and frank look into the world of one girl and a whole world. Callie is at Sea Pines or as her and the other guests affectionately think of it “Sick Minds”. I say “think” because as our story begins Callie doesn’t talk..she cuts to express her feelings- for release. In fact most the “guests’ at Sea Pines express their feelings in non-traditional and dangerous ways such as not eating or over-eating, drug use and other mental illness behaviors. This first person account of a girl with a secret, a girl who desperately needs help and might actually want it- is timeless both and yet modernly relevant. In many ways it reminds me of the classic I Never Promised You a Rose Garden.

  Book Giveaway

It is an honor to be able to give away a book so well written and written for such a purpose as Cut….especially on its 10th Anniversary. Thanks to the fantastic folks at Big Honcho Media…I have two copies of Cut to give away to two very lucky Stiletto Storytime readers.

Giveaway ends midnight EST June 5, 2011. US and Canada addresses only please. Winner will be chosen by random.org and notified by e-mail address. Good Luck to all and Happy Reading!

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Filed under Award Winners, Contests, Young Adult Books

Happy Haul-idays from Chronicle Books

Have you heard about Happy Haul-idays from Chronicle Books?

Well…if you haven’t then let me clue you in. This holiday season Chronicle Books has decided to give bloggers and their readers a great opportunity. Bloggers get to create a wish list of $500 worth of Chronicle Books that they would like to add to their collections. By posting about this giveaway and listing their “wish list”, bloggers are entered to possibly win their entire $500 choice of books. Not only that…any readers who leave a comment on their blog post are also entered to win the same $500 in books! That’s right $500 in books from Chronicle Books. Are you excited yet? I know I am. I have chosen a diverse and fun array of books sure to excite not only myself but my readers as well. So look over the list and see what fantastic titles are available for grabs. Then comment on what books you would most like to win off the list. Remember with just one comment…you could win all $500 worth of books! This is such a great event from a truly unique publisher. Good Luck to All! What a great Haul-iday for the winners!

Happy Haul-iday Haul from Chronicle Books

Cooking and Baking

I Love Macaroons by Hisato Ogita $14.95

CakePops by Bakerella $19.95

Cook It in a Cup!: Quick Meals and Treats Kids Can Cook in Silicone Cups by Julia Myall $16.99

Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston’s Flour Bakery + Cafe $35.00

Tartine Bread by Chad Roberston $40.00

D.Y.I. Delicious: Recipes and Ideas for Simple Foods from Scratch $24.95

How to Cook Like a Top-Chef $29.95


Children’s Books

Little Turkey: Finger Puppet Book $6.95

Little Bat: Finger Puppet Book $6.95

In My Patch: Finger Puppet Books $8.99

Little Crab: Finger Puppet Book $6.99

Create Your Own Planet: Doodle and Draw with Todd Parr $14.99

Show and Tell: Exploring the Fine Art of Children’s Book Illustration $24.99

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: A Classic Illustrated Edition $19.95

Peter Pan:  A Classic Illustrated Edition $19.95

Color & Count Placemats $10.99

Zoom by Simms Taback $4.99

Baby Flip-a-Face Cards: Look Baby $9.95

Julius by Paul Frank Alphabet Cards $14.95

Baby Animals on the Farm $8.95

Creature ABC by Andrew Zuckerman $19.99

Baby Face Nesting Blocks $19.99

Classic Horse Stories by Christina Darling $19.95

Eric Carle Animal Flash Cards $14.95

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Adult Books

Silhouette Art by Vana Chupp $18.95

Mom’s One Line A Day: A Five-Year Memory Book $16.95

Audrey Hepburn: International Cover Girl by Scott Brizel $45.00


*Don’t forget: Just leave a comment on this post about the book you are most interested in and you could win all $500 worth of books on my wish list! Also make sure to leave me a comment with your e-mail address so that I can contact the winner! Deadline to enter for this great giveaway is December 10th.





Filed under Adult Books, Book Blogs, Contests, New Books, Publishers