Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Something (funny) from Melissa Hill, plus a book giveaway

**Giveaway is now closed**

We always love having authors named Melissa at Chick Lit Central, not that we're biased or anything. ;) And this one takes the cake. Keep reading...

Bestselling author Melissa Hill lives in Dublin, Ireland. Her latest book "Something from Tiffany's," spent five weeks at the number one spot in Ireland, and the Italian editon "Un Regalo da Tiffany" spent eight weeks at the top of the charts in Italy.

Melissa's books are translated into 20 different languages including French, German, Finnish, Latvian, Spanish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Brazilian, Thai, Hungarian, Czech, Croatian & Turkish.

Hailed the "queen of the big plot twist," her books combine all the warmth and humor of contemporary women's fiction with plots that keep readers guessing from page to page.

Melissa is here to tell us what she finds so amusing. She also has three copies of "Something From Tiffany's" to share with lucky readers anywhere!

You can find Melissa at her website, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

Funniest chick lit novel?
Sophie Kinsella's "The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic"

Funniest book character (chick lit or any kind)?
Becky Bloomwood from the "Shopaholic" Series

Funniest thing that happened to you recently?
I dressed up as a Spanish senorita for a fancy dress party, but everyone seemed to think I was there selling roses...

Funniest misunderstanding?
My sister recently bought a house and when I enquired if she'd got a good deal, she texted me to say that she'd got a great discount and a ride on mower. I stupidly thought she meant that the agent had given her a spin around the grounds on a mower, when of course she meant a 'ride-on mower.' We had a good laugh over that.

Favorite humorous quote? (from a movie)
"Don't call me Shirley." from "Airplane!"

Funniest TV or movie character?
Frank Drebin from "The Naked Gun." His delivery is so good that he can say anything and it's somehow hilarious

Favorite joke?
What do you call an Italian with a rubber toe?
Roberto!


Funniest TV show?
"Raising Hope"

Funniest song?
"Smurfin' Beer" by Father Abraham and the Smurfs. Can you tell I have an eighteen-month-old?

Thanks to Melissa for amusing us and sharing her book with our readers!


How to win "Something from Tiffany's":
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.)

Bonus entries (can be listed all in one post):
1. Please tell us: What is your favorite humorous movie quote?

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.)
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Giveaway ends October 17th at midnight EST.

39 comments:

Sharon said...

I've read all of Melissa's previous books so would love the chance to win this one ;)

1. There's no reason to become alarmed, and we hope you'll enjoy the rest of your flight. By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane? (Airplane)

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lotsocats100 said...

Sounds like Melissa has a wonderful sense of humor. I'd love to read her books.
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ADR527 said...

No more yankie my wankie. The Donger need food.(Sixteen Candles)

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Marthalynn said...

Melissa Hill sounds delightful! I'm gonna have to add her books to my "list".

I love in the movie "Julie and Julia" when Julia Childs (Meryl Streep) says T"hese damn things are as hot as a stiff ****!". It's vulgar - but that's what makes it so funny! It was completely unexpected.

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Maureen L. said...

Love, love her books...she needs to write lots more.

Jel ♡ said...

WHAT a GREAT interview! ID love TO win a COPY of THIS book :)

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Jel ♡ said...

shared ON twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/jelaiii_x/status/124159102506106880

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Jel ♡ said...

im ALREADY A blog FOLLOWER
GfC: Jel

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Jel ♡ said...

fave HUMOUROUS movie QUOTE is
Trish: Do you have protection?
Andy: I don't believe in guns.

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Jel ♡ said...

im A member OF Chick Lit Central on Facebook

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Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

1. Amber_johnson2004 at yahoo dot com

2. My favorite movie quotes are probably from Billy Madison - I love the scene in the bathtub when he says, "stop looking at me swan!" it cracks me up every time.

3. I'm a follower through google.

4. I'm a follower on FB!

LaSabia said...

I´d love to win a copy of this book, as I really do love everything written by Melissa.

Not yet a follower on FB and Twitter, but will do asap.


ajounie AT googlemail DOT com

Sheena said...

I've only read one other Melissa Hill book and I loved it! I've seen some great reviews for this book and would love a chance to win and read it! I follow the blog and also am a member of the facebook blog:)

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Kim W. said...

1. " Megan: I'm glad he's single because I'm going to climb that like a tree. " - from Bridesmaids

2. I follow the CLC blog already

3. I posted this contest on Facebook

4. I already belong to CLC on Facebook

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Amy said...

I would LOVE to read this book! Sounds SO good!

"Can I borrow your towel, my car just hit a water buffalo" (Fletch)

2. I follow the CLC blog

3. I posted this contest on Facebook

4. I belong to CLC on Facebook

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KevinLohxx said...

Most humorous line from a film : "Hello, fellas. Here I am, put your American sausage into my English McMuffin" - Brynne from Bridesmaids

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I am following CLC :)

I'm a member of CLC on Facebook, follower on Twitter.

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Linda Kish said...

I would love to win a copy of this book.

I am a GFC follower

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marybelle said...

CROCODILE DUNDEE: "That's not a knife. THIS is a knife."

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Dizzy C said...

Lelsie Nielsen had great comic timing for one liners

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carol

Nina said...

I definitely would have thought she went on an actual ride on a mower too! Haha. My favorite humorous movie quote would probably be anything from Mrs. Doubtfire. It's just one of those quotable movies!!
nina565(at)aol(dot)com

Margaret said...

My favorite is from :French Kiss" as said by Meg Ryan: "All you bastards do know each other" lol! Loved that movie!

I'm a follower.

Margaret
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BRN2SHOP9 said...

"I am in a dress, I have gel in my hair, I haven't slept all night, I'm starved, and I'm armed! Don't *mess* with me! "

I follow through facebook, twitter, and GFC.

brn2shop9 at gmail dot com

holdenj said...

I enjoy the Shopaholic books too! Thanks for the fun comments from Melissa and giveaway!

+I am a GFC follower.

JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

faithspage said...

Love ya man...
I'll have what she's having...
follow on gfc
follow on fb

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meandmom said...

I would like to read this book.

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meandmom said...

Ill have what she's having from When Harry Met Sally.

I am a Facebook fan.

I am a subscriber.

jeryl.marcus@gmail.com

Kritter said...

I am horrible with movie quotes, so I would have to say many of the things on any of the Meet of the Fockers moves - love!

I follow this blog.
I am a fan on facebook.

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Baby Mama said...

I would love to read this
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Baby Mama said...

gfc sarah_roxy_21
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StereoQueenBee said...

1. Please tell us: What is your favorite humorous movie quote?

No clue really.... :S

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

Am already a follower.

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 already a member.

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Rachael's Reads said...

:) Melissa's books are awesome! Would love a chance to read her new one.

Favorite Line: "You have the voice of an angel. Your voice is like a combination of Fergie and Jesus." < from Stepbrothers

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Rachael's Reads said...

I am a new follower :)

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Krystal Lynn said...

One of my favorites from Forgetting Sarah Marshall:

Matthew: I have a question for you real quick. What did you think of my demo? Did you get it?
Aldous Snow: I was gonna listen to that, but then, um, I just carried on living my life.

Already a group member/twitter follower. =)

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xo Amanda said...

Fave quote: "Anybody can get past a dog, but NOBODY f**ks with a lion!" - Grandmas Boy

GFC Follower: xo Amanda

Posted giveaway on Facebook & Twitter
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And I have joined CLC on Facebook!

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Nancye said...

Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance.

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Nancye said...

GFC Follower

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Nancye said...

I Tweeted!
@NancyeDavis

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Nancye said...

I like you on Facebook

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Nancye said...

I posted this giveaway on my FB wall

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