Quick Update & My Latest Book Giveaway!! Here’s a Hint: Travis.

by Maryse on December 18, 2011 · 84 comments

in Jamie McGuire, News

Quick UPDATE: WINNERS HAVE BEEN RANDOMLY SELECTED!!! And the winners of the two books are: Catherine AND Robyn B. Congratulations girls!! Now I’m gonna check to see if you’ve already emailed me your mailing address. If not, be on the lookout for an email from me, and make sure to get back to me within 24 hours with the mailing details. *hugs*


I’m back from my weekend biz trip!! Ahhhh so nice to be home. I had a blast, but I’m a bit discombobulated. I haven’t read since Thursday. Wednesday? Wayyyy too long, and my imagination is broke. Haven’t blogged much either, and I can’t wait to get back to both. I’m sort of a routine girl, and my routine is way off.

Review to come shortly: Hawk in Kristin Ashley’s “Mystery Man (Daydream Series)“. He ranks at the top with Tate and Joe. And Ty. Oh jeeez, they are all so awesome. And Hawk really put me through the ringer, too. At one point I said to Kristen: “Oh NO HE DIDN’T!!!” and she replied: “Oh yes he did.” Yep. He did. Amazingly fun read, but he is as infuriating as the rest of ‘em. Maybe even more. And what made this one even more fun? There were three alpha males vying for the heroine’s attention. Much fun!!

So now what should I read?

Oh and guess what!! I’m starting another giveaway. This should help me get back into my rhythm. I came home to a few very special books I’ve been waiting on. One for me, and two for…? Yep! Signed copies of Jamie McGuire’s “Beautiful Disaster” Did you just *squeeeee* in my ear? Or was that me again? ;) ‘Tis true!! Travis in all of his glory, in print, and signed by his maker!

So… I have two copies to give away.

One of the signed copies!

How to enter for a chance to win a copy? Just leave a comment below, and tomorrow night (Monday December 19th 2011) by 9pm EST, I will randomly select two winners.

The winners will be contacted and will have 24hrs to respond with a mailing address (must respond by Tuesday December 20th 2011 – 9pm EST at the latest), so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance.

Here’s a suggestion. If you want to enter to win the book, leave your comment, and you may also pre-send me your mailing address, by email, in case you do win (please don’t post it in your comment). In a couple of my past giveaways, there were some issues with getting the mailing address on time, so to avoid this, if I pick your name, and I already have your address, then all is good. Sorry for my international readers, this is a open to U.S. residents only (but you’re welcome to comment and join in any time!!).

And while you’re here, if you haven’t already joined me (actually “us”, ’cause we’re a big group now) on Facebook and Twitter, whatcha waiting’ for?!

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{ 84 comments… read them below or add one }

Rachael December 18, 2011 at 8:46 PM

Maryse! I’m the first to comment, yay! I would love love love this book! Please and thank you!

Janie December 18, 2011 at 8:48 PM

I haven’t had the privilege to read this book yet, but I have heard amazing things about it!!! It’s so awesome of you to do these contests and of Jamie McGuire to provide the books! Thanks for giving us the opportunity!! :)

Leia December 18, 2011 at 8:48 PM

I hope to win! You have so many wonderful reads! I hope to try a taste of them!!

Jenny December 18, 2011 at 8:49 PM

I loved Beautiful Disaster!!

Stacy C. December 18, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Welcome back! I’ve been looking for you all weekend! Oh my, to have my very own piece of Travis would be absolute heaven! Having it signed by Miss McGuire is such an added bonus! I would love to win this treasure of a book!
Thank you!

Sam December 18, 2011 at 8:56 PM

Yay! I just re-read this yesterday, *sigh*. For Christmas, I decided to have a Travis, Fifty, Kellan, and Brian marathon. :)

Becky K. December 18, 2011 at 9:01 PM

Me please! Oh what a wonderful Christmas it would be ;)

Cindy December 18, 2011 at 9:02 PM

Love Beautiful Disaster! Can’t wait for Travis’ POV!

Lindsey H December 18, 2011 at 9:02 PM

Definitely one of my all time fave books. Love Travis!! And Jamie of course for creating such a great character :)

Johanna December 18, 2011 at 9:08 PM

OMG! My favorite book, that would be so awesome… *sigh* Travis (drool) lol

Stephanie December 18, 2011 at 9:13 PM

I absolutely LOVED Beautiful Disaster!!! I wanted more as soon as I finished!! Great book!!!!!

Becky December 18, 2011 at 9:23 PM

I’m not eligible for the giveaway (Proud Canadian!!), however good luck to all of you lucky duckies who are able to enter!! :)

Sherry ;) December 18, 2011 at 9:27 PM

Since I’m the newbie with Travis, I feel I should be *ONE* of the two lucky winners!!!!!
I would gladly read him again!!! ;)

Pick Me~Pick Me!!!

Susie Branum December 18, 2011 at 9:35 PM

Wow sounds like a really good book! Can’t wait to read it whether I win or not! But I hope I do!
Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Monica December 18, 2011 at 9:36 PM

Love this book! I read it in a day because I couldn’t turn away.

Jasmine Cardi December 18, 2011 at 9:43 PM

Love your blog!

Rachael December 18, 2011 at 9:44 PM

So excited about this give away, Beautiful Disaster is my favorite book., Travis is my second favorite alpha male, right after Zsadist. Someone is going to have a very happy holiday if they win this one. I hope its me. Happy Holidays everyone!!!!

Christina December 18, 2011 at 9:49 PM

Whaaahoooooo!!! I waaaant! Great Xmas gift!

Desiree Ochoa-Gronau December 18, 2011 at 10:00 PM

getting this book would make it a very Merry Christmas:)

Makenzie December 18, 2011 at 10:03 PM

This would make my year! Please, please, please let it be me!

Marie Anthony December 18, 2011 at 10:07 PM

Travis. Best.Bad.Boy. EVAH!!

Mary December 18, 2011 at 10:22 PM

Ah, to hold Travis in my hands and be able to highlight and underline my favorite passages! Truthfully, I’d send this special copy to my bff so she could finally understand why I live in fiction. :) Thanks, Maryse, for your dedication to the blog!

RKinNY December 18, 2011 at 10:40 PM

This book was amazing, would love to have a signed copy.

Yvette December 18, 2011 at 10:58 PM

Omg!!!! Love your blog!!!!!!! Can’t wait to read much more!!!!!

Maria December 18, 2011 at 11:02 PM

YAY!! What a great give away!!! :-D

Julie December 18, 2011 at 11:03 PM

Oh, wow! What a way to add to an already awesome Christmas Holiday! A chance to win A signed copy of Travis! :) ))

Jessica December 18, 2011 at 11:12 PM

Oh wow what a great giveaway just in time for Christmas! Travis is one of my favs!

Janet December 18, 2011 at 11:26 PM

BD is my all time favorite book…I continue to read and read books in search of the next Travis but have yet to find him!!

Robyn B. December 18, 2011 at 11:32 PM

I just finished reading Mystery Man and agree that Kristen Ashley certainly knows how to write such swoon worthy alphas. Beautiful Disaster has become one of my favorite reads this year!!

Deb December 18, 2011 at 11:47 PM

LOVED BD!!! Thank you for bringing Travis, Christian and Kellan into my life!!! Love them all!!!

patricia December 19, 2011 at 12:04 AM

Sweet baby Jesus….hear my prayer I promise not to covet men on book covers anymore……..wait…hold that …how bout …I got nothin here crap..,.I really. REALLY want this please amen

Marcela December 19, 2011 at 1:16 AM

Love beautiful Disaster…hope to win.

Tori December 19, 2011 at 1:30 AM

What could be better than getting my hands on Travis, so to speak? Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Fingers crossed…

traci lynn December 19, 2011 at 2:22 AM

I am very excited about this giveaway! Count me in.

Rebeka December 19, 2011 at 6:37 AM

* huddles everyone in a big group*

Good Luck everyone !
I’m not eligible for the giveaway ( Australian)
But good luck to all!, Whoever wins is very very lucky !
It’s Travis were talking about TRAVIS.

heather December 19, 2011 at 7:16 AM

One of all time favorites. I am reading Providence now.

Leah December 19, 2011 at 8:02 AM

Love this book! Definitely one of my favorites!

Doris L December 19, 2011 at 8:32 AM

Don’t hate me but I’m ashamed to say I haven’t read it yet, so so looking forward to reading.

Angi Johnson December 19, 2011 at 9:06 AM

Loved the book, hope I win!

Jennifer W December 19, 2011 at 9:16 AM

This is by far one of my favorite books! This book started me on the road to bad boys!

Tracy December 19, 2011 at 9:21 AM

Awesome!! I hope I win! I loved Beautiful Disaster!!

Angie December 19, 2011 at 9:34 AM

OMG i hope i am not to late to leave a comment.

i recently posted something else on another page ill put it here too.
Tate has ruinned me for all other alpha males. its gonna take a lot of good writing to top him.


Rebecca December 19, 2011 at 9:36 AM

Your terrific!!!!! This just made the top of my Christmas list.

Cece Garceau December 19, 2011 at 10:06 AM

Maryse – I started reading you’re blog regularly after you suggested Beautiful Disaster! Really want this! Love the blog and all the bad boys you have introduced me to!!

Autumn December 19, 2011 at 10:55 AM

I am glad I found your website, it helps so much with figuring out my reading orders. Thank you.

Desmond December 19, 2011 at 11:03 AM

Travis is my homie. It would be crazy if i won.

Jimi December 19, 2011 at 11:45 AM

You know I need this book ;) Love ya girlie

Kristin Craven December 19, 2011 at 12:18 PM

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book!! I would love a signed copy!!

Julie December 19, 2011 at 12:20 PM

I would LOVE a signed copy of this book! One of my all time favorites!!!!!!! Thanks so much for running this contest!

Michele December 19, 2011 at 1:15 PM

Travis…. MINE!!!! lol. :)

Christy December 19, 2011 at 1:28 PM

Just found your blog and I love it. I just started exploring romance novels with the super natural and I’m in love. I’ve never read so much in my life now it’s a book every two days our one a day. Now I have somewhere to go to figure out what to read next! THANKS!!!

Allison December 19, 2011 at 1:33 PM

I can’t wait to see what you are reading next.

Maria Baker December 19, 2011 at 1:44 PM

hope i’m not to late for the contest, just got it today, :(

Catherine December 19, 2011 at 2:28 PM

Love this book!!!! I hope Santa brings me a Travis for Christmas!

Barb Kelsey December 19, 2011 at 3:00 PM

Been trying to get Beautiful Disaster at our local library! your review has me intrigued! Thank you for all your updates, I have found so many good books through your website!

Rebecca December 19, 2011 at 4:14 PM

Pick me!! I love BD!

Chinyere December 19, 2011 at 5:10 PM

I would love to win.

Barbara Sinnott December 19, 2011 at 5:44 PM

Merry Christmas, and thank you for being a bright spot in my Blogs.


angie December 19, 2011 at 6:24 PM

its like everyone came to life and showed up here today. LOL here I thought I was late. Pick me Pick me Pick me!!!!


Trisha December 19, 2011 at 6:40 PM

One of the BEST books ever!!! But…with Maryse’s awesome blog that list continues to grow!!!

Marcia December 19, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Just love your reviews!

Stacie December 19, 2011 at 7:59 PM

I love Beautiful Disaster! I signed copy of my own? Fabulous!

tanya December 19, 2011 at 8:00 PM

I really want to read Beautiful Disaster!

Liz Speicher December 19, 2011 at 8:01 PM

Christian….Tate….Travis….oh my….I love my bad boys!!

Nicole Sparks December 19, 2011 at 8:06 PM

I just found your blog! I LOVE Beautiful Disaster! I’m reading it right now for the 4th time! I would love to win this book!! Thanks!

Jessika December 19, 2011 at 8:09 PM

Really? A free signed copy of Beautiful Disaster? You are my hero!! :) BD has to be the best book in the whole world & i’ve hundreds of books. This would make my whole YEAR!! :D

It’s blogs like yours that helped me find Beauitful Disaster & now I love it. Thank you so much & keep it up!! (:

Jessika December 19, 2011 at 8:15 PM

Really? A free signed copy of Beautiful Disaster? You are my hero!! :) BD has to be the best book in the whole world & i’ve hundreds of books. This would make my whole YEAR!! :D

It’s blogs like yours that helped me find Beauitful Disaster & now I love it. Thank you so much & keep it up!! (:

Chanda December 19, 2011 at 8:22 PM

I would love to win Beautiful Disaster! Awesome book! :)

Carrie Harrold December 19, 2011 at 8:28 PM

Maryse, I LOVE your blog/site… I depend on your advice on my next reads. It’s funny, as I was introduced to your blog through Jamie McGuires’s Facebook page. She’s an amazing writer and though I don’t “know” her, we live in the same town and have met. Very cool for someone who adores her books!! Thanks for all you do for us with your reading lists and advice, I love it;)

Melissa December 19, 2011 at 8:29 PM

Hope I’m not too late! Thanks for the chance to win!

khungkhing December 19, 2011 at 8:30 PM

I’d love to win this book … I can’t find a single copy in my country. It’d be the best X’Mas if I got Travis as a gift.

Jadeen Johnson December 19, 2011 at 8:45 PM

I love all of Jamie McGuire’s books, but Beautiful Disaster has a special place in my heart. It would be wonderful if I could get a signed copy of her book.

Edlyn December 19, 2011 at 8:46 PM

I really enjoyed this book.

Taryn December 19, 2011 at 9:37 PM

Holy sweet heaven mother of god, I want this book!

The Romance Bookie (Mandy) December 19, 2011 at 10:45 PM

I LOVED Beautiful Disaster!! I would LOVE to own a paper copy of it :) . AWESOME giveaway!!

Lucia December 19, 2011 at 10:55 PM


Trisha December 19, 2011 at 11:02 PM

REALLY excited to try this one!

angie December 19, 2011 at 11:15 PM

i wanna know!!!!
the agony, agony, agony

Rachael December 19, 2011 at 11:19 PM

I hope she posts soon, I need to get some sleep but I know I won’t be able to fall asleep until I find out who won. I hope its me!

Maryse December 19, 2011 at 11:26 PM

Thank you guys all for participating!!! I loved reading the awesome comments, and the “bad-boy” ratings ;) Y’all rock!

Angie December 20, 2011 at 10:42 AM

you kept us up late last night maryse, you know we are already sleep deprived from reading these dang books. LOLOLOL
I have made a special request to my hubby and friends to please give nook bucks to me for my birthday today. LOL who needs, clothes, shoes, food, ba-humbug, give me a book. HAHAHAHAHA.

Maryse December 21, 2011 at 1:47 PM

I did. It’s true. I figured y’all were used ot it by now.;) You know, with all of our past sleepless nights reading and all… forgive me?

Angie December 22, 2011 at 9:45 AM

Zombie Angie here to say that i get by on as little sleep as possible because i want to read it ALL!!! Gonna have to increase facial visits to help with the bags under the eyes. Stock up on Cucumbers and stuff to kill the visual affects of sleepless nights thanks to the alpha males running in my head. My goodness. hahahahaha

Maryse December 22, 2011 at 10:20 AM

Yep. Our beauty sleep is suffering!! But it’s so worth it!

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