Monday, April 28, 2014

Ladies’ Night Goes Paperback (+Awesome Giveaway)


LNGiveawayPack-1The delightful author, Mary Kay Andrews, has a lot going on in the next few weeks. Her hysterical LADIES’ NIGHT is being released in paperback tomorrow (Tuesday, April 29) and her much anticipated SAVE THE DATE hits bookshelves in June. 

To celebrate the paperback release of LADIES’ NIGHT, the author is giving away an awesome goody bag filled with excellent swag and an autographed book. Here's a list of what all will be in the fabulous goody bag:

  • Signed copy of LADIES' NIGHT in paperback
  • Set of 3 LADIES' NIGHT recipe cards
  • LADIES' NIGHT drink coasters
  • Cocktail umbrellas
  • LADIES' NIGHT drink cup
  • Three different Mary Kay Andrews bookmarks
  • SAVE THE DATE magnet
  • Set of 3 SAVE THE DATE recipe cards
  • News about a special SAVE THE DATE pre-order gift

Please see the end of the post for details on how to enter this fun giveaway.

LADIES' NIGHT is a hilarious look at what all goes wrong (and right) for a beloved lifestyle blogger. I reviewed the audio version of this funny story last year. You can click HERE to read my review.
Ladies' Night cover 
Now here’s a brief synopsis of LADIES’ NIGHT:

      Take a splash of betrayal, add a few drops of outrage, give a good shake to proper behavior and take a big sip of a cocktail called...Ladies' Night!
Grace Stanton's life as a rising media star and beloved lifestyle blogger takes a surprising turn when she catches her husband cheating and torpedoes his pricey sports car straight into the family swimming pool. Grace suddenly finds herself locked out of her palatial home, checking account, and even the blog she has worked so hard to develop in her signature style.

      Moving in with her widowed mother, who owns and lives above a rundown beach bar called The Sandbox, is less than ideal. So is attending court-mandated weekly "divorce recovery" therapy sessions with three other women and one man for whom betrayal seems to be the only commonality.
      When their "divorce coach" starts to act suspiciously, they decide to start having their own Wednesday "Ladies' Night" sessions at The Sandbox, and the unanticipated bonds that develop lead the members of the group to try and find closure in ways they never imagined. Can Grace figure out a new way home and discover how strong she needs to be to get there?
      Heartache, humor, and a little bit of mystery come together in a story about life's unpredictable twists and turns. Mary Kay Andrews' Ladies' Night will have you raising a glass and cheering these characters on.
 
PRAISE FOR LADIES' NIGHT:
      "Andrews presents a delightful novel...A wonderful blend of action, repartee and offbeat characters in a just-plain-fun story. Humorous and witty, and as entertaining as a good night out." -- Kirkus Reviews
      "Her newest novel offers another engaging and satisfying tale of life, loss, and love." -- Booklist
      "Mary Kay Andrews' novels have become a summer staple like a new pair of sandals. The New York Times best-selling author returns with the perfectly mixed cocktail of romance, mystery and comedy..." -- Raleigh News & Observer
      "This is her best book yet, and it combines all of the strengths we have come to expect from this audacious and beguiling author." -- Huffington Post

      "A court-ordered therapy session is the site of the action in Andrews's zesty, amusing latest..." -- People
      "Mary Kay Andrews blends heartache and hilarity in a story line filled with surprises." -- Southern Living
      "If there were a literary genre dedicated to great beach books, the novels of Mary Kay Andrews would set its standard for excellence." -- Cape Gazette


ABOUT THE AUTHOR …


Mary Kay Andrews is the author of the New York Times bestselling The Fixer Upper, Savannah Breeze and Blue Christmas, as well as Deep Dish, Hissy Fit, Little Bitty Lies and Savannah Blues.

She also wrote ten critically acclaimed mysteries, including the Callahan Garrity mystery series, under her real name, Kathy Hogan Trocheck. Her mysteries have been nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity Awards.

A native of St. Petersburg, Florida (and a diplomate of the Maas Bros. Department Store School of Charm), Trocheck earned a B.A. in journalism from the University of Georgia in 1976 (Go Dawgs!). She started her professional journalism career in Savannah, Georgia, where she covered the real-life murder trials which were the basis of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. She left journalism after a ten-year stint as a reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

She is a frequent lecturer and writing teacher at workshops including Emory University, The University of Georgia’s Harriette Austin Writer’s Workshop, the Tennessee Mountain Writer’s Workshop, and the Antioch Writer’s Workshop.
As a lifelong “junker” the author claims to know the location of every promising thrift store, flea market and junk pile in the southeastern United States, plus many parts of Ohio.

Married to her high school sweetheart, she is the mother of two grown children and a proud grandmother. After a brief hiatus in Raleigh, NC, she and her husband moved back to their old neighborhood in Atlanta, where they live in a restored 1926 Craftsman bungalow. She divides her time between Atlanta and her restored beach cottage on Tybee Island, GA.

For more on Mary Kay, you can visit her website and connect with her on Facebook.

To tempt you a bit more toward reading this fun book, here’s an audio excerpt for your enjoyment.


With the release of SAVE THE DATE coming soon, here’s a Save the Date coverbrief synopsis of it. (You can pre-order it now.)

      A savannah florist is about to score the wedding of a lifetime — one that will solidify her career as the go-to-girl for society nuptials. Ironically, Cara Kryzik doesn't believe in love, even though she creates beautiful flower arrangements to celebrate them.
      But when the bride goes missing and the wedding is in jeopardy, Cara must find the bride and figure out what she believes in. Maybe love really does exist outside of fairy tales after all.
 
Told with Mary Kay Andrews' trademark wit and keen eye for detail, mark your calendars for SAVE THE DATE!


GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

This awesome giveaway is available to residents of the U.S. only. To enter, simply click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. Thanks so much for stopping by today. Do you enjoy stories that have you laughing out loud making those around you wonder what's up with you?
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50 comments:

  1. Hi Mason - sounds a fascinating and interesting story line with.lots of twists - good luck to everyone for the generous giveaways .. Great idea - cheers Hilary

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    1. Hilary, it's such a funny story even though there are a few sad moments in it. But, overall, it's humorous.

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    1. Alex, it is quite colorful and reminds me of summer at the beach, relaxing and reading.

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  3. Mason - This certainly does look like a great giveaway bag - thanks for sharing the news about it. And I wish Mary Kay Andrews all success.

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    1. Margot, so true. It is a great giveaway bag filled with some interesting items.

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    1. Dez, don't tell me you collect recipe cards too.

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    1. Diane, her book covers always look so inviting I can't resist picking them up and reading.

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  6. OH MY, I love Mary Kay Andrews books. They're so much fun.

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    1. Teresa, I thought you'd like Mary Kay's books. You can't help but smile while you're reading them. Stay safe in the terrible weather we're having, my friend.

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  7. Busy ladies---sounds like me! Love her books! Ronnalord (at) msn ( dot) com

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  8. Mary Kay Andrew books provide a wonderful escape for me and are unique. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I love humor in novels and Mary Kay provides some of the best. Thanks for the post and giveaway.

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  10. MKA is my all time FAV author! Im hoping to win and have a MKA book night with friends! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  11. Yes, laughter and humor is worth getting out of bed for!!

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  12. LOL, yes my kids always look at me like "Whats wrong with her" LOVE it

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  13. Laughing out loud while reading is one of the best ways to bring new readers - everyone wonders what's wrong with the reader when they're laughing so boisterously, and it's the perfect way to let people know that they shouldn't miss a new author (or an old one, if they're already familiar with him or her!)!

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  14. a funny story is one I love- the best books make me laugh thanks for the chance

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  15. So fun, love Mary Kay Andrews!

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  16. Sounds like a fabulous book! She is a very popular author with my book club, the Pulpwood Queens of East Texas. Would be honored to win!

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  17. I love stories that cause me to laugh out loud. I don't laugh out loud very often, even when I'm laughing to myself. So, when I do start laughing, people know it's something.

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  18. Can't wait to read this book. I love all of Mary Kay Andrew's books!!

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  19. I love her books cant wait for ladies night

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  20. Really enjoyed Ladies' Night and found most of your previous books! Can't wait for Save the Date! (Would love to win PB copy of Ladies' Night!)

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  21. I can't believe I missed this one! I love her writing style and laugh out loud humor.

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  22. I recently read her "Little Bitty Lies" and really enjoyed it...recommended to to a friend of mine, actually. Fun books! :)

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  23. I love Mary Kay's books! I can't wait for the new release in June!

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  24. I have read a couple of Mary Kay's book and they were funny. I'm excited to read this one. It would be a great beach read!

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  25. I love Mary Kay Andrews! So excited for her newest book!

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  26. I love Mary Kay's books! I recommend her all the time. Her books are hilarious!!

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  27. Love to read books that have humor!

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  28. These books sound completely awesome! :)

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  29. I do like a funny story that makes me laugh out loud. That's what I need right now. Here in Duluth it's about 30 degrees, raining and winds at 45 mph. Make me laugh!

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  30. Can't wait to suggest these books to my book club this weekend!

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  31. If a book makes me laugh out loud, it is a very good book and a great author. Yes, I love to laugh out loud!

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  32. I love reading books that make you laugh out load, it makes people around me wonder about what I am reading.

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  33. Yes, I love humor and when It is included with a great plot that makes it even more special!

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  34. Love when I'm laughing at a book and people give me funny looks. Although, it's kind of annoying when they ask what's funny and you try to explain it to them, but they don't get it!

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  35. I really enjoy this author and the humor she infuses in both the characters and situations they find themselves in! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  36. I do love laugh out loud books!

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  37. I greatly enjoy stories that have me laughing out loud making those around you wonder what's up with you. Those are the best kind of stories! Hope I win!

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  38. I definitely enjoy stories that make me laugh, but I don't ten to read as many of them as I do ones that are dramatic or make me cry. Not sure why. I've seen Save the Date around the blogosphere the past couple of days. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  39. With all the drauma and trauma of real life, I think humor is not only fun, but IMPORTANT!!! It's my escape...my way to decompress my brain from the day's stress.

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  40. Love some funny books, and every one of MKA's books.

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