Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Book Giveaway: God's Behaving Badly

Hachette Book Group has authorized me to give away up to five copies of:

Gods Behaving Badly
by Marie Phillips.

I believe this is for the trade paperback edition. Click on the book cover for more details.

See rules for qualifying entries at bottom of this post.


Being a Greek god is not all it once was. Yes, the twelve gods of Olympus are alive and well in the twenty-first century, but they are crammed together in a London townhouse-and none too happy about it. And they've had to get day jobs: Artemis as a dog-walker, Apollo as a TV psychic, Aphrodite as a phone sex operator, Dionysus as a DJ. Even more disturbingly, their powers are waning, and even turning mortals into trees-a favorite pastime of Apollo's-is sapping their vital reserves of strength.

Soon, what begins as a minor squabble between Aphrodite and Apollo escalates into an epic battle of wills. Two perplexed humans, Alice and Neil, who are caught in the crossfire, must fear not only for their own lives, but for the survival of humankind. Nothing less than a true act of heroism is needed-but can these two decidedly ordinary people replicate the feats of the mythical heroes and save the world?

I've known about this since October 27 but have been so busy with NaNo (and I must admit pre and post coverage of Election 2008) that I kept putting off getting the post prepared. Partly it was because I couldn't decide on the deadline to impose as I really don't want to take time out from my NaNoWriMo work to do the business of the drawing and all that follows. And I might be leaving town a day or two after NaNo is over for a couple week stay at my Mom's in Longview Washington.

Shoulda thought of all that before I jumped on board huh?
*banging head here*

But I was caught up in the enthusiasm for it after reading the excerpt and I wanted a review copy which is part of the deal offered to me for hosting the giveaway. So I'm going to set the deadline for the Saturday following the end of NaNo which is December 6. I should have arrived at my Mom's a few days before that and had time to rest and catch my breath. I will have limited access to the Internet while there but I can manage the drawing and notifying the winners and then Hatchette.

Read the rules below carefully. I explained in wordy detail in my second and third giveaways why I had to establish the first three on the list. The sort version is that conducting the drawing and notification took me over six hours that time. I did have to disqualify a few entries last time and it made me sad so please read carefully and comply. Hachette imposes the mailing address rules so my apologies to my overseas readers.

  • Leave a comment in this post expressing your interest in entering the drawing.
  • Provide an @ by which I can contact you in case of a win. Either in your comment or in an email to me at joystory AT gmail DOT com If you email your @ be sure to connect it to your entry. If I do not receive an @ your entry will be disqualified.
  • If, in the case of a win, you would like me link to your blog in the winners announcement post, provide your URL in your comment or via email. This is not a requirement for entering nor do you have to have a blog yourself in order to enter.
  • If you blog about this giveaway, send me a link to the post and your name will be entered a second time.
  • Deadline for entering is NOON PST Saturday December 6, 2008. I will select the winners with a random number generator using www.random.org
  • Winners must provide a US or Canadian mailing address. No PO Boxes.
I am hosting a second Hachette giveaway in the post immediately following this one. Anyone is welcome to enter both.

22 tell me a story:

Jennifer C. 11/12/2008 3:59 AM  

I have always loved Greek Myths. Please enter me into your contest.


Susan Helene Gottfried 11/12/2008 8:16 AM  

No need to enter me, darling. I'm just dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you!

Me... 11/12/2008 8:30 AM  

This looks great. Thanks for the opportunity!

daq_17 at hotmail dot com

Sara 11/12/2008 9:04 AM  

Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me. Thanks!
Sararush at hotmail dot com
blogged about it & linked here:

a real librarian 11/12/2008 12:25 PM  

thanks for the chance to win!!


Jo-Jo 11/12/2008 2:11 PM  

I would love to win this book!

Ladytink_534 11/12/2008 2:16 PM  

I really want to read this one! I love books in which the Greek gods are part of modern society.


Anonymous,  11/13/2008 9:09 PM  

Sounds interesting. Please enter me. Thanks!

blueambrosia (at) hotmail (dot) com

donnas 11/21/2008 9:00 PM  

Please enter me. I have heard many good things about this book.


Ruth Schaller 11/24/2008 9:51 AM  

I'd love to win a copy of this book! I love Greek Mythology!

ruthiesbookreviews AT yahoo DOT com

Anonymous,  11/24/2008 3:39 PM  

Happy Nano! My writing adventure ended horribly on day 2 when I completely forgot to do it for umm well like 21 days and decided this morning it was too late -- all the better to read other books with my time instead!

therumours @ shaw. ca

E 11/26/2008 2:14 AM  

Please enter me in your contest. I've been wanting to read this book for awhile! :) Thanks!

aoife96 AT yahoo DAWT com

Anonymous,  11/26/2008 9:32 AM  

This book intrigues me and I have added it to my TBR list
JWIsley AT aol DOT com

Anonymous,  11/26/2008 1:07 PM  

I'd love to read this. It sounds like a lot of fun!

Anonymous,  11/26/2008 1:09 PM  

I have always been interested in Mythology, and this book sounds like a fun twist on it. I'd love to read how the author portrays the behaviour of the twelve Greek Gods and Goddesses in modern day London !
Contact info earn2little AT hotmail DOT com

Unknown 11/26/2008 1:39 PM  

I love mythology! Sign me up!

datwater88 @ hotmail.com

Anonymous,  11/26/2008 1:52 PM  

Please count me in! I grew up reading mythology and forever have been hooked! :)

Cricket4JC AT hotmail DOT com

Unknown 11/26/2008 2:50 PM  

I'd love to win this book it looks really interesting :)

Carol L. 11/27/2008 12:59 AM  

I would love to read about all these Greek Gods living under one roof. I love Greek Mythology..
Thanks for the opportunity.

Marie 11/27/2008 9:48 AM  

I'd love to read this book. It looks really good. Please enter me! Thanks.


CherylS22 12/04/2008 10:52 AM  

This book looks so interesting! Please enter me in the drawing.


tynlyd 12/11/2008 12:27 PM  

I've been hearing about this one...I really want to read it!

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