Wednesday, April 24, 2013

When you least "expected" it....a giveaway from Lori Verni-Fogarsi!

***Giveaway is now closed***

Lori Verni-Fogarsi has been an author, speaker, and small business consultant since 1995. She has been featured in media including Lifetime Women’s Network, the My Carolina Today Show, and Boston Globe Forums Live. Her public speaking has occurred at many prestigious venues including North Carolina State University, Nassau Community College, and many more. She has received two awards for her novel, Momnesia, and her nonfiction, Everything You Need to Know About House Training Puppies and Adult Dogs, continues to be one of the most highly recommended in its genre since 2005. Lori is a happy married mom of two, step mom of two more, and has two cats, both rotten. She is very excited about the release of Unexpecting, and enjoys getting to know her readers via social media and in person. She invites you to learn more at her website. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

Unexpecting is Lori's hot new release. Here's what it's all about:

Shelley and David are a couple of almost-empty-nesters whose children are just about all off to college. Preparing to embark on the next stage of their life, they’ve just ordered white furniture and are planning the vacation they’ve waited their entire lives to take.

Everything changes when Alexandra, seventeen and pregnant, shows up on their doorstep and announces that she’s the daughter he never knew he had! Their life is catapulted in a completely different direction, abounding with dilemmas: Not only do they have an additional child, but also a baby in a household that had been just about to become serene. How much should they help her? And how could they not?

Shelley feels like she no longer fits in anywhere and to top it off, having two seventeen-year-old girls suddenly plunged into being sisters and school mates is not exactly warm and fuzzy. When Alexandra’s behavior starts to become erratic, the couple is faced with even tougher decisions to make.

Hold on for an emotional yet witty ride as you join this family of characters in a story of love, loyalty, heartbreak, and humor that will stay with you long after you turn the last page!

Want to know more? Read the first chapter here for free!

Want your own copy? Then you're in luck, as Lori has a Kindle version to give to one lucky reader anywhere in the world (and if you live in the US, you also have the option of getting a paperback version.)

How to win:
Please tell us about something that happened to you that was unexpected.

One entry per person.

Please include your e-mail address or another way to reach you if you win. Entries without contact information will NOT be counted.

Open worldwide. (Paperback option is US only.) Giveaway ends April 29th at midnight EST.

And here's something extra special.....
Lori is hosting a giveaway to win either a $100 Amazon gift card or a Kindle Fire! (Giveaway ends May 31st.) You can also find more features and special giveaways at Lori's blog tour page. Good luck!

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Book Mama said...

Sometime unexpected that happened to me was when we started the processes of adopting our daughter. We figured we would be on a waiting list for a year or so. Three weeks after submitting our paperwork and home study we were told about our daughter. We've had her for almost three years now!!!

Lori Verni-Fogarsi said...

Wow! What exciting, good unexpected news for you, Marlene!

Thanks everyone, for visiting! If you choose to read "Unexpecting," I hope you'll enjoy it and I wish you luck with the giveaways!

Nova said...
My sister in Florida came to help me when I was very ill in the hospital with a flare of Crohn's disease. She took a whole week off from work to make sure I would be ok. I was very relieved that she was able to do that for me.

Unknown said...

Many things happened to me that were unexpected, but the one that really sticks out is that at the age of 31, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. But this past December marked 6 years cancer-free for me! :)

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Jessica said...

It's always unexpected when I win a book!

-Jessica M

Rita Wray said...

Something unexpected that happened to me is when I gave birth to my second child my mom flew in from Australia to help me. It's a memory I'll always treasure as my mom is no longer with us.

Rita Wray said...

Something unexpected that happened to me is when I gave birth to my second child my mom flew from Australia to help me. It's a memory I'll always treasure as my mom is no longer with us.


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Jennifer L. said...

Gosh, I don't think anything unexpected has ever happened to me.

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Hailey Fish said...

Being in a long term relationship, I didn't expect to be cheated on.

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Unknown said...

My husbands company was transferring us to Canada and just as we were getting ready for our house hunting trip they unexpectedly changed the move to England. We had a great time!

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Lisamarie said...

The most unexpected thing that happened to me was finding out I was pregnant with my daughter. I was a Jr in college, still with my HS sweetheart & now hubby...Almost 21yrs ago!


StereoQueenBee said...

Well I guess to repeat some people, finding out I was pregnant. We had just moved and I thought I was throwing up from the stress of that!

Kat said...

I guess the most unexpected thing to happen to me was I fell in love at the age of 21 and four years later we're still happy and in love :)

Anonymous said...

Something that happened to me unexpectedly was being in my home last summer and it was struck by lightning! That was scary!

Ananda said...

Well, I didn't expect to get pregnant last year, though sure as hell I wanted it. It was the best surprise EVER and the most unexpected thing to happen to me:)

Thank you for the giveaway! I follow via GFC and twitter.


Melissa said...

Thanks to everyone for participating and sharing their "unexpected" moments.

Thanks to Lori for sharing her latest novel. Don't forget to enter her other huge giveaway via the rafflecopter on this post!

The winner was chosen by from all entries with contact info (one per person).

Congrats to StereoQueenBee!