Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Three's company with Rowan Coleman, plus a book giveaway

Introduction by Melissa Amster

**Giveaway is now closed**

It's a HUGE honor to visit Rowan Coleman's website and see our Facebook group listed under her favorite links. She doesn't have that many favorites listed, so it really stands out! I've enjoyed Rowan Coleman's writing ever since I picked up "The Accidental Mother" in 2007. And when we met online in 2010, she was incredibly friendly right away. She would have these status story writing contests on her Facebook author page and a couple of my stories stood out to her. These factored into the birth of Chick Lit Central, believe it or not. Through Rowan, I was connecting with other chick lit fans and authors.

This is Rowan's THIRD visit to CLC, and if she keeps producing more fantastic novels, it won't be her last! She's here today to talk about her favorite TV shows and is sharing signed copies of her latest novel, "Dearest Rose," with THREE lucky readers worldwide!

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

Favorite TV show of all time:
The Muppets. Saturday tea time, at home, the whole family, laughing on the floor like a loon, wishing to be Miss Piggy. When else has a pig been a role model?

Favorite comedy series:
I still love Friends, its the only sitcom and can watch over and over and never get bored of.

Favorite reality show:
I don't have a favourite reality show - oh wait no, I do love America's Next Top Model, it gets more bonkers every season.

Favorite show from the 80's:
Fame! I was desperate to be Doris, I WAS Doris, and I had the hugest crush on Bruno.

Favorite show that your kids watch now (admit it, you watch too!):
The only show we all watch together is Doctor Who, we love it. Even my three year old, joins in singing the theme tune.

Favorite theme song:
Oh, um. I have to say that I love the theme tune to True Blood. Its one the few times I don't fast forward through the credits.

Episode of a show that made you cry the most:
There was a TV series in the late eighties called Robin of Sherwood. I had a serious crush on the lead actor Michael Praed. I cried for a week after the episode when he was killed.

Which of your novels could you see turning into a TV series? Who would you cast as the lead characters?
I'm tempted to say all of them, but I think "Happy Home for Broken Hearts" would make a great TV series. I'd cast Caroline Quentin in the lead role. Right amount of humour and pathos. And Aiden Turner as Matt, although he is probably too famous now as he's about to star in The Hobbit. But oh, how I love him.

Thanks to Rowan for the honor of her presence once again and for sharing "Dearest Rose" with our readers!

How to win "Dearest Rose":
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: Which episode of a TV show made you cry the most?
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. Follow us on Twitter and/or Pinterest.
6. Add a friend to our Facebook group. (Tell us who you added.) Be sure to remind them to edit their settings.

Giveaway ends October 21st at midnight EST.


GoGreen said...

It sounds like a great book about relationships.

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I cried when the character, Megan Gordon, died on the soap opera, One Life to Life. It was very sad.

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EFC Chrissy said...

Sounds like a great book!

TV Show that made me cry the most...I can't think of one. But I was rather sad at the end of Friends. I laughed a lot during "The Last One" but the final scene when they show the empty apartment was sad.


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Carol N Wong said...

Even though he was a jerk, I cried during the last show of House. I loved the show except for his addiction to Vicodan and his smashing in to his lover's house.

I loved all the other characters and him when he was "good". I also loved that there was at least some focus on zebra or rare diseases. Since I have three zebras, it really helps. Not any more. Sigh!

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Elizabeth Seckman said...

I was so depressed at the end of "Friends". I loved them. I think I may still be in a funk over it and would rather watch re-runs than find a new sitcom family.
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pascale said...

Hi. I follow this blog and my email is:

Show that made me cry.... the most recent Parenthood, as the character tells her family she has breast cancer: BRUTAL

This book sounds great

Kritters Ramblings said...

The last episode of One Tree Hill made me cry because it was the first show of my life that I watched from the very first episode to the last and didn't miss a single one.

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Unknown said...

Like the reader above...the last episode of Parenthood slayed me! But I dont' want to be a copycat. Anything involving the death or harm of a child, kills me. SO that aside, most recently, the death of Lexie on Grey's had me in hysterics, as she and Mark were saying goodbye. Then when I found out his fate - sorry SHonda, I refused to watch and I don't think I can continue on with the show anymore:(. (I know very immature, but they were my favotites).

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Marthalynn said...

I love that she watches Dr. Who with the kids!

I don't know if it's just because I'm pregnant, but the first episode of Call the Midwife totally had me tearing up!

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Jessica said...

1. I cry so much at tv shows! I cried when Robin "died" on GH. I thought she died but she really survived!
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Mrs Mommy Booknerd said...

I think I cried most when I watched the final episode of Felicity. I loved it, related to it and I was graduating college too! Such a great show!

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Linda Kish said...

I have to agree with the others who said the recent episode of Parenthood. That was emotional. Not too many things make me cry (even in life) but that did bring tears to my eyes.

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bn100 said...

Probably the last episode of Friends.

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karenk said...

i don't remember...

thanks for the chance to read this novel

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Preet said...

I have cried watching lots of tv shows.

Earlier today, I was watching a rerun of "Grey's Anatomy" and it was set on Valentine's Day. In it was a man who was hit by a car after he ran after his girlfriend of 8 years. She was upset because he hadn't proposed. When it became clear he was in serious condition, she decided she just wanted him and no ring. Sadly, he didn't make it and she lost it. When they were gathering his things, they came across a locket which had his proposal in it. I was sobbing well before the end.


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I love Rowan Coleman's books too! I am really excited about this giveaway!

susieqlaw said...

I cried when Ross and Rachel broke up on Frlends.

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Catherine said...

I was sad at the end of Friends. 
I read "The Happy Home for Broken Hearts" by Rowan Coleman and loved it. I would be delighted to win her latest one "Dearest Rose". It sounds very good too.
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Cresta McGowan said...

Looks like a good read, and I love books that are sparked by letters.

I also loved Friends! TV that makes me cry - hmmm...I watch very little television (because I read). I used to cry on on Grey's Anatomy for some of the characters ailments, before the show became stupid.

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Literary Chanteuse said...

I actually have never cried over a T.V. show but movies yes.

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Rita Wray said...

I cried every week when I watched Little House On the Prairie.

Mary Preston said...

Episodes of ER used to make me cry. A child or loved one would die & I was gone.

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Bridget O'Neill said...

A recent episode of Modern Family had Claire and Phil dropping Haley off at college, and as they were crying in the car on the way home, I was also crying, thinking of my daughter (also named Haley) going off to college one day (even though that day is 15 years away).

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Heidi said...

The episode of One Tree Hill in which Dan died made me cry like a baby. It's made so beautifully though!

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Unknown said...

I cried when Matthew Fox cried on Party of Five when he told his brother and sisters that his wife had cancer. It was such an emotional episode and both my mum and I had tears streaming down our faces....

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rubynreba said...

I'd really enjoy this book.

I cried when they had a plane crash on Grey's Anatomy.

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Kim W. said...

1. I'm a big crybaby so I cry during almost every episode of Parenthood. Friends is also my favorite sitcom, that I still watch often, and I cried when Chandler proposed to Monica, when Ross & Rachel broke up, and when the show ended. And...every show I've ever loved that has ended...I've cried.
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Diane Russom Harrison said...

I'd know that I'd really enjoy this book.

I cried buckets when Dr. Greene died on ER.

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Maureen said...

I cry so easily that plenty of shows have made me cry. The one that made me cry every time was Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
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Mrs Mommy Booknerd said...

I cried most recently during Parenthood when Kristina found out she had cancer...

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rhonda said...

No tv tears many movie tears lomazowr@gmail.com

Sharon said...

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1. I don't watch much tv so this goes way back but I rememeber being scared and crying on a 90210 episode when there was a fire.

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kaewink said...

Crying about TV-shows...hard question, because I cry with films often, but TV shows are different. I did cry, because it was such an emotional moment, when Marys husband gets his eyesight back and sees his wive for the first time in "Little House On The Prairie"

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Margie said...

This sounds like a fascinating book. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Tiffany Drew said...

I also have to admit I cried like a baby with Dr. Greene died on ER. When his daughter stopped the limo and went and released those balloons, whew! I cried like a baby.

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