Monday, August 18, 2008

Contest Time - Sleeping With Ward Cleaver

It’s time to kick off a few contests and the first one is guaranteed to have you laughing through out the book.

Jenny Gardiner’s new book Sleeping With Ward Cleaver is a fabulous and funny book which keep you turning the pages.

Jenny Gardiner is a debut author with Dorchester Publishing and she is the Winner of 2007 American Title contest.

Here’s the backcover blurb:

Wham, bam, no-thank-you, ma'am. That about sums up the sex life of Claire Doolittle. Not-so-happily married to Jack-once the man of her dreams but now a modern-day version of the bossy, dull Ward Cleaver of '50s sitcom fame-Claire is at the end of her rope. Gone are the glorious days of flings in elevators and broom closets. Jack? All he needs is a cardigan and a billowing pipe to become the domineering father figure Claire never wanted. And looking at her body in the mirror, Claire would cast herself as Lumpy. They'd once had a world of color, of wanton frivolity. Now, life's black and white: a sitcom in reruns. A not-very-funny sitcom. Cue an old boyfriend-the "one that got away"-throw in a predatory hottie who's set her sights on our leading man, and watch Claire's world spiral out of control.

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Most of you know the drill, but in case your new to the blog all you need to do is leave a comment today and/or anytime through the week and on Friday a winner will be chosen.

So, what about you, have you read any other books recently that have you smiling as you read?

Writing Wishes and Plotting Dreams,


Sleeping with Ward Cleaver said...

Hi Vicki! It was great meeting you at RWA and I am SO glad you loved Sleeping with Ward Cleaver! I really appreciate your support!

Carolyn Jean said...

Wow, a humorous contemporary. This sounds cool! I'm in the mood for funny.

What I've been reading lately is Nancy Drew (I'm having Nancy Drew week at my blog.) The books are actually still totally entertaining! I feel like I'm in 4th grade again.

Lesli Richardson said...

Saw your post on the TARANS list. I've got a couple of books to try to catch up on while waiting for TS Fay to make up her mind. *LOL*

Liza said...

I just finished The Darkest Kiss by Gena Showalter. I love funny contemporary romances.

A Nancy Drew week sounds really fun. I only have a few of mine from years ago, but it's been years since I read any of them.

Anonymous said...

That book sounds hilarious! Are you going to start the Thursday 13 up again? I always got a kick out of those! :) Thanks for the contest!

S.B. Jane said...

I'm not sure why my post came up as "anonymous". I must have clicked the wrong button. Anyway, that one was from me, Jane. Have a great day!

Jill James said...

Vicki, I loved Jenny's book. It was so funny. I just finished reading The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox. OMG! It is so hilarious.

Sleeping with Ward Cleaver said...

Thanks Jill! Fancy meeting you here ;-)

Vicki said...

Hi Jenny! Thanks for stopping by and it was wonderful to meet you at RWA.

Carolyn Jean - I love Nancy Drew. :)

Lesli - Hey, and thanks for stopping by, it's always good to see a sister TARAN here. :D

Liza - I haven't read The Darkest Kiss yet, I'll have to add it to my TBR.

Jane - I haven't done a TT13 in awhile so it's probably time. Any thoughts on what you'd like to know 13 things about?

Jill - I'm so glad you loved Jenny's book and I've got Angie's book at the top of my TBR pile. It's next. :)

Leigh Russell said...

Only read the excerpt. Hilarious.

tetewa said...

A funny author I recently discovered is Luanne McLane. Vicki Lewis Thompson's Wild and Hexy was alot of fun! Jill Shalvis also has a great sense of humor. This sounds like another fun one and I love the title.

Vicki said...

I posted the winner on Monday's blog, sorry I didn't go it on Friday. Life was in the way.

Just in case anyone didn't see it there, the winner is SB Jane. Please email me at vickilanewrites at with your snail mail addy and I'll get the book out to you.