Monday, June 9, 2008

I Heart Bloomberg and Giveaway!

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

I Heart Bloomberg

David C. Cook (April 1, 2008)


Melody Carlson


Melody Carlson is the best-selling author of more than 100 books for adults, children, and teens, including three of her latest, These Boots Weren't Made For Walking, A Mile In My Flip-Flops, and Mixed Bags. She and her husband, the parents of two grown sons, make their home near the Cascade Mountains in Central Oregon. Melody is a full-time writer as well as an avid gardener, biker, skier, and hiker.

Favorite Bible verse: John 3:16 - "For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life." It’s the “whosoever” part that gets me. That’s who I write for – “whosoever” and to me that means everyone and anyone.

Carlson, author of more than 100 books, begins her 86 Bloomberg Place series with I Heart Bloomberg that functions mostly to set up future storylines. Three women rent rooms at 86Bloomberg Place:


Kendall's managed to wrangle her grandmother's house-free and clear-except for the rules. No male roommates. But that's ok, with the right ad she'll pull in some girls, their rent and if she's lucky, she won't have to go to work any time soon.

For their part, Anna, Lelani, and Megan all have their reasons for wanting to move in: Anna has got to get out from under her overprotective parents; Lelani can't take another day in her aunt's tiny crackerbox house overflowing with toddlers and Megan needs a place free of her current roommate from Hades.

Though they come with assorted extra baggage filled with broken hearts and dreams, they will discover they also have a vast array of hidden strengths. And they struggle to become the women they want to be, they'll find new hope and maybe even Kendall will learn a thing or two about life, love and the true meaning of friendship.

If you would like to read the first chapter, go HERE

This is a light-hearted book that is a quick read. It is introducing the characters who we will get to know better in three more books later this year and next year. I enjoyed many of the characters and look forward to finding out more about them.

If you would like to win a slightly used copy of I Heart Bloomberg, please leave a comment telling me a little something about your favorite roommate! Since I was pretty much an only child, my first roommate was my freshman year in college and sharing a dorm room with Heather, my friend from 3rd grade. Fortunately, we are still friends today!

This is open to US residents only and will end at midnight on June 16th. I will draw on June 17th, so if you post anonymously, please leave me a way to contact you :)


kamewh said...

My favorite roommate was when I was in college also :) We had a blast together! Thank you for the giveaway!

Lori said...

My favorite roommate would have to Nanette when we were freshmen in college! (hey girl!!) Talk about a girl who knows how to live. :)

Can't wait to read this one... sign me up!
aaronandlori (at) gmail (dot) com

Bethany said...

The only 2 roommates I've ever had were my sister when I was little (that was a nightmare!) and my husband. So props would have to go to my wonderful husband!
I Heart Bloomberg sounds like a great book! I would love to read it. Please enter me.
Thank you,

momofjimmy [at] yahoo [dot] com

Mama C said...

One of my favorite roommates was when I was at SFA. We had sooo much fun together...late night talks, pizza run, girly stuff. She and I still keep in touch and that bond is still strong though miles apart.

ForstRose said...

I had roommates in college then years later shared a house with a gal who during that time became one of my best friends. The kudos for fave roomie would have to go to her (Jen). We are still good friends to this day - nearly 5 years later though we've both moved a few times.


Lynette Eason said...

Oh cool! I love books like this. Enter me,


lynetteeason at lynetteeason dot com

Lindsey said...

My only roommates have been my sister (growing up) and my husband. :-) A little something about him... he makes the bed sometimes! lol He's wonderful. :-)

Please enter me in the drawing! ladyufshalott at yahoo dot com

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

This books sounds really good. I am an only child and never had any roommates. Please enter me in the drawing.


Donna M said...

I would love to win this. I always shared a room with my sister so I guess we learned how to share space. My roommate in college was Anne and she was great. It made going away from home a lot easier.

Pamela J said...

The only roommate I have had since growing up with two sisters in the same room as me has been my husband. He is great because he and I can talk through things if we are doing something that bothers the other and we can come to a solution. This book sounds like great fun to read. Please enter me. Thanks.
cepjwms at yahoo dot com

ReadingRobin said...

My favorite roommate was an older girl who taught me how to love myself and just to be me. Her name was Anna. Sorry to say we lost touch over the years.
cmrobin at bellsout net