Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Melodies from Melanie Gideon, plus a book giveaway

Introduction by Kathryn Hamilton

**Giveaway is now closed**

Let’s give Melanie Gideon a warm welcome as she joins us today to talk about the music close to her heart and to give away copies of her already critically acclaimed novel, "Wife 22." Chances are, you’ve already heard of Melanie Gideon. Her writing has appeared in several publications (including the New York Times and Marie Claire). She has already been on the bestseller list with her memoir "The Slippery Year: A Meditation on Happily Ever After" (which sounds like it would be a great read for chick lit lovers) and has written a trio of novels for young adults. If that’s not enough to prove that Melanie is bound for incredible success, "Wife 22" is currently in development to be made into a feature film! Let’s hope we continue to see great things happen for Melanie!

Thanks to Random House, we have five copies of "Wife 22" to give away to some lucky readers anywhere in the US.

Visit Melanie at her website, Facebook and Twitter pages.

Favorite Disney song:

"If I Never Knew You"—Pocahontas

Favorite classic rock song:

Bruce Springsteen—"Jungleland"

Favorite song from 1st decade of 21st century:
"Empire State of Mind"—Jay-Z and Alicia Keys

Line from a song that you could apply to your own life:

"Well the sun is surely sinking down, but the moon is slowly rising, and this old world must still be spinning round, and I still love you."
"You Can Close Your Eyes"—James Taylor

Music that has a chick lit feel for you:
"All My Days"—Alexi Murdoch

Favorite song from the year you were born:

"My Boyfriend’s Back"—The Angels

Song that reminds you of one of your characters:

"A Case of You"—Joni Mitchell

First record you bought:
Simon and Garfunkel—Bridge Over Troubled Water

Special thanks to Melanie for chatting with us and to Random House for sharing "Wife 22" with our readers!

How to win "Wife 22":
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 Disney song?
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.

US only. Giveaway ends July 29th at midnight EST.


susieqlaw said...

Hakuna Matata

I follow CLC on Facebook, twitter, and the blog.

I tweeted this giveaway @susieqlaw

PS. I love, love, love James Taylor's You Can Clothes Your Eyes.

sendsusanmail AT gmail DOT com

cupcake said...

When You Wish Upon a Star: I like it so much that I had it sung at my wedding.

I tweeted the giveaway (@VivaAmaRisata), am a FB member, and follow you every way I can.

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Anonymous said...

My favorite Disney song is Kiss the Girl from The Little Mermaid

I tweeted about the giveaway (@kourt517)

I follow CLC on twitter and joined the Facebook group.

cdyoungs AT yahoo DOT com

rhonda said...

When you wish upon a star..follow. on twitter at rhondareads and on fb will tweet.

Stephanie said...

A Whole New World from Aladdin.

gfc follower


Bridget O'Neill said...

Be Our Guest from Beauty and the Beast! But my daughter's favorite is I've Got a Dream from Tangled :)

I follow the blog

I am a member of CLC on Facebook


Unknown said...

Kiss the Girl from Little Mermaid

I tweeted

I like:) on FB

I follow




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

That is tough... I love the 90s Disney movies, especially The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast.. But, favorite song is probably going to be Beauty and the Beast by Angela Lansbury. It gives me chills!

I follow on the blog, twitter and fb!

missamberljohnson at gmail dot com

Kristen said...

I like all the ones posted... but how about "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?"

I follow on FB and email.


Linda Kish said...

Colors of the Wind

I am a GFC follower

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Cher B said...

I've seen and enjoyed the Disney movies, perhaps once or twice (no kids, so no repeated viewings) but I name a favorite song, sorry!

I am a FB follower and blog subscriber, and "Wife 22" is already on my to-be-read list from another review.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Pascale said...

I love Melanie's music! Some of them are my favorites!
My favorite disney song: belle from Beauty and hte Beast (the one she sings as she walks thru town).

I follow clc blog and love it: now I have a HUGE to read list!


Anonymous said...

My favorite Disney songs come from the Lion King.

I'm a follower.


Nova said...

I am a follower of this blog.

I liked and follow CLC on facebook.

My favorite Disney Song is: BABY MINE from the movie, DUMBO.


Cyndee said...

"A Dream Is A wish Your Heart Makes" from Cinderella is a favorite Disney song to me.
I follow CCL on Facebook Group
RSS Google Reader
I have this on my to read list!!
Cyndee Thomas

Jeryl M. said...

There are so many great Disney songs that I don't really have a favorite, but one I really like is Almosr There from The Princess and the Frog.

I am a subscriber.

I am a Facebook fan.

bn100 said...

Be our guest

I follow the blog.


BRN2SHOP9 said...

Circle of Life

I follow via GFC, Facebook and twitter

Seaside Book Nook said...

Any song from lion king and brother bear!

I follow your blog via email

I am a fb fan

Seasidebooknook at yahoo

krystal Lynn said...

The whole Little Mermaid soundtrack!


Erica said...

I love ALL the songs from Pocahontas but my favorite is the Colors of The Wind.

I follow on Facebook, Twitter, email!


mep said...

"Candle on the Water" sung by Helen Reddy in Pete's Dragon. Love, love, love it.

Wife 22 is a fantastic read! I read a library copy, and I'd love to win one to pass along to friends and family to enjoy.

mep AT nottobrag DOT net

I follow on Twitter (I'm @nottobrag)

Heather said...

My favorite Disney song is Circle of Life from Lion King.

I follow at GB, Twitter, and the blog.

goweezie AT aol DOT com

Thanks for the great giveaway