Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Jackie Collins serves up a steamy dish of humor, plus a book giveaway

**Giveaway is now closed**

Today we have the utmost pleasure of having THE Jackie Collins, one of the world's top-selling authors. Jackie is amongst the world’s top-selling novelists, with over 400 million copies of her books sold in more than 40 countries, and with twenty-eight New York Times bestsellers. She was given the name "raunchy moralist" by the late director Louis Malle and “Hollywood’s own Marcel Proust” by Vanity Fair magazine. As a teenager, Jackie started writing steamy stories that her classmates actually paid to read. As an adult, she went on to write the international sensation, "Hollywood Wives" which became a #1 New York Times bestseller and was made into one of ABC’s highest-rated miniseries starring Anthony Hopkins and Candice Bergen. Her latest novel is "Goddess of Vengeance," a novel full of power, passion, revenge, and raging family dynamics.

We have some copies of "Goddess of Vengeance" to give away...both in print and audio! Ann-Marie Nieves at Get Red PR has one print copy to share with a lucky reader in the US or Canada. And Esther Bochner at Macmillan Audio has five audio copies to give away to readers (or listeners in this case) in the US.

You can find Jackie at her website, Facebook and Twitter.

Funniest chick lit novel?
"Bridget Jones's Diary"

Funniest book character (chick lit or any kind)?
Bridget Jones!!

Funniest TV show?
"2 Broke Girls" on CBS. Hilarious!

Funniest thing that happened to you recently?
I appeared on the Joy Behar show a few weeks ago and every moment elicited a big laugh!

Funniest misunderstanding?
Getting into the wrong limo outside a film premiere. It belonged to Greg Kinnear. Majorly embarrassing!

Strangest thing you find funny?
Louis CK on his crazily original sitcom "Louis."

Favorite inside joke you have with anyone you know?
"Do you know who I am?" Anyone who utters that sentence is an a$$hole!

Favorite humorous quote? (from a movie)
"Snap out of it!" From MOONSTRUCK.

Funniest TV or movie character?
The entire cast of "Modern Family."

Favorite joke?
I never remember jokes, and I hate sexist ones.

Thanks to Jackie for making us laugh, Ann-Marie for sharing a print copy of the book and Esther for sharing an audio copy of the book.

How to win "Goddess of Vengeance":
Please comment below with your e-mail address.
(Please note: Entries without an e-mail address will NOT be counted. You can use AT and DOT to avoid spam. Or provide a link to your facebook page or blog if you can receive messages there.) Also, please indicate if you are in the US or Canada.

Bonus entries (can be listed all in one post):
1. Please tell us: What is the funniest inside joke you have (with anyone you know)?
2. Follow this blog and post a comment saying you are a follower (if you already follow, that's fine too).
3. Post this contest on Facebook or Twitter or in your blog, and leave a comment saying where you've posted it.
4. Join Chick Lit Central on Facebook. Edit settings if you don't want to receive a lot of messages at your e-mail account. Please read our posting guidelines, as well. (If you're already a member, let us know that too.)
5. Add a friend to our Facebook group. (Tell us who you added.) Be sure to remind them to edit their settings.

Print version is US/Canada only
Audio version is US only
Giveaway ends November 1st at midnight EST.

19 comments:

bookworm54 said...

I like her books would love to win this for I've read them all but this new one,and I follow you on facebook!carolefiore@yahoo.com

LauraSVV said...

I have the UK version of "Goddess of Vengeance" and would love the US version! My favorite inside joke is with my boyfriend is when he'll walk past me and whisper in my ear, 'later'. My 8 year old always wants to know what we're doing later, thinking it's for all of us, lol! Love Jackie, LOVE all of her books and can't wait for her next one to come out!

ShelleyAnn said...

I heart Jackie Collins and am a faithful fan. My inside joke is "it's cold in Canada, eh" As a recent Cali resident, it's my code to get out of any sticky situations with my adoring, American husband. Would love to win GOV.

Marthalynn said...

Jackie Collins is such a delight!

We have a family story that back in the 40's my grandmother would say "My sides hurt" and that would mean she wanted some nookie later that night. I have no idea how that got started! Now, though, we say it and I find it so bizarrely humorous.

I follow you on GFC :)

marthalynn16 (at) gmail (dot) com

Nina said...

Really funny about her getting into Greg Kinnear's limo! I don't think I'd want to leave! ;) Ha ha ha.
One of my favorite inside jokes deals with Billy Zane, the actor from Titanic. My friend was describing a former classmate who was physically confident about his appearance and said, "It's like he thinks he's BILLY ZANE!" We all just died laughing because Billy Zane is NEVER the point of reference for something like that! Brad Pitt, George Clooney, but never Billy Zane!
nina565(at)aol(dot)com

jennyjend said...

Jackie Collins is the queen, and I love her books! I would love to win a copy of this book!

I follow the blog on fb
and shared the contest on fb
also shared on twitter

jmndowning@gmail.com

Linda Kish said...

I remember reading Lucky when it first came out. I'd love to read this one.

My sister and I have lots of stupid little inside jokes. Mostly things that she or I have said wrong at one time or another but none come to mind right now.

I am a GFC follower

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Cate said...

Love Jackie Collins, her novels are always a guilty pleasure :)

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meandmom said...

I would like to read this.

jeryl.marcus@gmail.com

meandmom said...

My kids and I have lots of little inside jokes especially about the things they said and did when they were really little like the way my younger daughter used to call them kinis and babysuits instead of bikinis and bathing suits.

I am a Facebook fan.

I am a subscriber.

Charlotte said...

omg inside jokes...I have so many...
i follow the chic lit blog
i posted this contest on fb https://www.facebook.com/c.semenchuk5
and of course I follow chic lit on fb

c.semenchuk@comcast.net

StereoQueenBee said...

1. Please tell us: What is the funniest inside joke you have (with anyone you know)?

Just stupid little things with the bf... We think they're hilarious but I doubt anyone else would get them.

2. Follow this blog and post a comment saying you are a follower (if you already follow, that's fine too).

Already follow this blog.

3. Post this contest on Facebook or Twitter or in your blog, and leave a comment saying where you've posted it.

Facebook - Sabrina-Kate Eryou
Twitter - stereoqueenbee

4. Join Chick Lit Central on Facebook. Edit settings if you don't want to receive a lot of messages at your e-mail account. Please read our posting guidelines, as well. (If you're already a member, let us know that too.)

Am a member.

queenofcrunk at gmail dot com

Krystal Lynn said...

I have a friend who onced asked me what rice krispies treats were made of. She's not that bright. lol So now everytime we see Rice Krispies, we can't stop laughing.

Authorfan said...

Cool questions. Fun and endearing. Congrats.


pageturner_(at)hotmail(dot)com


I once was at the airport talking with a travel representative who may have been a man or a woman. I just had no idea. So as not to offend the person, I kept repeating to myself "don't acknowledge him/her by his gender. Don't acknowledge him/her by his gender." Suffice to say, when the time came to leave I heard myself say "thank you, sir". I swear, I felt like
Homer Simpson right then and there. You know, when he goes "D'ho!" every time he does something stupid.

Authorfan said...

pageturner_(at)hotmail(dot)com


Also added this on twitter:


Collins fan rejoice!RT@chicklitcentral LAST DAY to #win @jackiejcollins "Goddess of Vengeance" #giveaway PRINT AND AUDIO http://chicklitcentraltheblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/jackie-collins-serves-up-steamy-dish-of.html

lola said...

Posted on Twitter...really hope I can get hold of a copy!

Nancye said...

This book sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway.

1. Inside joke? Hmmmm........none that I can really think of that I can share.....:)

2. GFC Follower

3. I Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/#!/NancyeDavis/status/131567250632228864

4.FB Post:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/nancyecdavis/posts/315421831806019

5. I like you on Facebook

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Gail A said...

1 - Grandma leaping across the table during a family games night. It had gotten a little out of hand, and is referenced anytime the whole family is together and we want to play a game.

2 - I follow this blog

3 - Posted on FB

4 - Belong to CLC on FB

I'm in Canada at gailnbob(at)telus(dot)net

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