**Giveaway is now closed**
After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid from BookSparks PR
A Pinch of Ooh La La by Renee Swindle from Penguin (Miriam got this too)
Now I See You by Nicole Kear from St. Martin's Press
She Sins at Midnight by/from Whitney Dineen
The Unimaginable by Dina Silver from Amazon
A Heat of the Moment Thing by/from Maggie Le Page (e-book)
Finding Mr. Righteous by/from Lisa De Pasquale
A Place for Us (Part 1) by Harriet Evans from Headline Review
Your Beautiful Lies by Louise Douglas from Black Swan
A Fete to Remember by Julia Stagg from Hodder & Stoughton
Low Expectations by Elizabeth Aaron from Quercus
Courting Trouble by Kathy Lette from Bantam Press
First Sight by Danielle Steel from Corgi
The Longest Ride and The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks from Sphere
What could be in YOUR mail?
Thanks to St. Martin's Press, we have TWO copies for some lucky US readers!
You’d never guess Nicole C. Kear is blind. The black designer sunglasses she wears look like nothing more than a fashion accessory. After years of practice, she’s skilled at concealing her vision loss. But when she realizes her secret is starting to affect her three children, she’s forced to take a good hard look at herself--and the truth she’s been hiding.
In her scintillating debut memoir, the irreverent confessional NOW I SEE YOU, Nicole steps out of the “blindness closet,” putting an end to a cycle of shame and secrecy. With the raw emotion of Wild and the whip-smart humor of Bossypants, Kear explores the impact her deteriorating eyesight has had on her life choices, and how becoming a mother forced her to surrender the lie she’d been clinging to like a life raft.
Kear is a carefree nineteen year-old when she realizes, on a romantic night at the beach, she can’t see the stars her boyfriend points out. What follows--the diagnosis of a degenerative, incurable retinal disease the doctor says will render her sightless by thirty--doesn’t fit into her life plan. Dreading pity and pep talks, Kear keeps her vision loss hidden and focuses on devouring beauty and adventure while she still can. She joins circus school, travels, tears through boyfriends and becomes accustomed to flirting with disaster.
When she falls in love and gets pregnant a few years shy of her vision’s expiration date, she amends her carpe diem strategy, giving up recklessness in favor or relishing time with her children. Her secret is harder to surrender, yet as her vision worsens, harder to keep.
As her world blurs, one thing becomes clear: she can’t escape her blindness. But if she asks for the help she needs, and learns to accept it, her happy ending might just be within sight. (Synopsis courtesy of St. Martin's Press.)
How to win:
Since Nicole steps out of her "blindness closet," tell us something about yourself that you're not afraid to admit to people. (If you don't feel comfortable doing this, just tell us which of the five senses you could deal with losing.)
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 (and we do NOT count "Google +" as contact information).
Giveaway ends July 16th at midnight EST.