Look at it, just sitting there. Doesn't it look innocent? It could be anything. It could be brussel sprouts. Or some kind of guitar stuff for my husband, he orders those kind of things a lot. Or, um... OK, I wasn't fooled. I knew it was for me, all me. It's readerly goodness, and the first glance reveals....
YAY! Books, of course. Whoah. Five copies of Sophie Nash's Between the Duke and the Deep Blue Sea? Looks like giveaway time!
Awww. Lookit this cute stuff! That's a fireman's hat to promote new author Jennifer Bernard's hot new fireman series (review coming up!), a rubber duckie (which my daughter is calling dibs on) printed thusly:
The Art of Duke Hunting, a ducky new romance by Sophia Nash
Too fun! There's also a die with a slightly mysterious URL on it: rulesofscoundrels.com ... which leads me to Sarah MacLean's blog. Perhaps there's a gaming hell or two involved in these books? She also sent along a pretty bookmark emblazoned: "Fetch the Smelling Salts," which cracked me up! The last of the book swag is package of bazooka bubble gum, referencing Rachel Gibson's newest. Apparently, the main character is thrown immediately into literary conflict of the direst kind: a bubblegum pink bridesmaid gown (shudders). I didn't sign up for horror novels!
Just for me, there is a cute Avon Addict button that I'll keep on my coat or something, a neat string bag, AND a very lovely cozy fleece blanket, the better for curling up to read. I love that!
I understand there are hashtags involved in this whole Avon Addicts dealio. Which might mean I need to start tweeting. Or at least following some folks who do. We shall see.
The Art of Duke Hunting, by Sophia Nash
Between the Duke and the Deep Blue Sea, by Sophia Nash
The Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel series, by Jennifer Bernard
The Cowboy Takes a Bride, by Lori Wilde
How Miss Rutherford Got Her Groove Back, by Sophie Barnes (I do love that title!)
Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman by JB Lynn (well that sounds interesting...)
Rescue Me, by Rachel Gibson (hmm, I kind of hate that site. Oh well.)