Friday, August 15, 2008

Drama Queen Series Giveaway!

Congrats to Lindsey who won the Drama Queen 3 book series!

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

That's (Not Exactly) Amore

FaithWords (August 14, 2008)


Tracey Bateman

Tracey Bateman published her first novel in 2000 and has been busy ever since. There are two other books in the Drama Queen Series, Catch A Rising Star (#1) and You Had Me At Goodbye (#2)

She learned to write by writing, and improved by listening to critique partners and editors. She has sold over 30 books in six years.
She became a member of American Christian Fiction Writers in the early months of its inception in 2000 and served as president for a year.

Tracey loves Sci-fi, Lifetime movies, and Days of Our Lives (this is out of a 21 year habit of watching, rather than enjoyment of current storylines.

She has been married to her husband Rusty for 18 years, has four kids, and lives in Lebanon, Missouri.


When Laini Sullivan lands a job designing Nick Pantalone's coffee shop, there are two problems: one, Nick's nephew Joe hates all of her ideas and two, Laini has to admit he's right--she's a disaster at design. Still, she can't risk losing the job. To compromise, Joe brings in help on the project, while Laini continues to bake the goodies that keep his customers lining up.
Their relationship is moving along, so when new guy Officer Mark Hall implies that Joe's family is tied to the mob, Laini doesn't want to believe it. But things spin out of control when she meets the family, including "the uncles," who seem to confirm Mark's suspicions. To make things worse, Nana Pantalone makes it clear Laini isn't the kind of girl she has in mind for her grandson. Laini's not sure if she should give Joe the benefit of the doubt or just set her sites on Mark and fuhgetaboutit.

"Tracey draws us into the world of family and friendship with a few surprising twists along the way Bravo!"
~RACHEL HAUCK, author of Diva NashVegas and Sweet Caroline

If you would like to read the first chapter of That's (Not Exactly) Amore, go HERE

What a fun read! This is the first book that I have read by Tracey, and even though it's the 3rd in the series, I didn't feel like I had missed out! But if you're the winner of my drawing you won't have to miss anything, because I'm giving away all 3 books in the series! Enter by August 22nd by telling me what your favorite food is! Mine is dark chocolate truffles :)

Favorite line in book: one of the first questions I plan on asking God: "How much time did I save by putting sweetener instead of sugar in my coffee?"


Lynette Eason said...

Hey, I love Tracy's books! Enter me into the contest to win, please. Thanks so much!

Lynette Eason

ladystorm said...

This series sounds fun I would love to be entered into the drawing.

ladystorm282001 at yahoo dot com

P.S. I love Chocolate Brownie Fudge Ice Cream!!!! :)

Lindsey said...

I would love to be entered in the drawing! I love the Dove dark chocolates... dark chocolate is the best!


Crystal said...

Chocolate is great, but I think my favorite food would have to be cheese. Just think about it.. you can add cheese to SOOO much to make it wonderful!

Please add me in for the Drama Queen Series. They sound really fun.

Crystal Renfro

Janna said...

Tracey is awesome - please enter me... and I have to say that Lindor Truffles are my guilty pleasure :-)

ryanx6 at msn dot com

Anonymous said...

I've never read any of her books but they sound like alot of fun! Please enter me into the drawing. My favorite treat is Dove chocolates especially the Dove Truffle Eggs out around Easter.

Nora St. Laurent said...

I Love Tracey Bateman. Please put my name in the hat.


Lucie said...

Please enter me in the drawing to win the Drama Queen series from Tracey Bateman. What a fun series it sounds like!



LucieInCA [at] aol [dot] com

Patty said...

I would love to win this series. I haven't read any of Tracy's books yet and I do believe I would enjoy them. My favorite food is cheesecake. When I was last pregnant I couldn't have any due to having gestational diabetes so my friend brought me some in the hospital after my daughter was born.


Lia said...

HEY! I'm in desperate need of books that can make me laugh! I LOVE dark chocolate truffles, but not enough for them to be my fave. My all time fave is (drummroll) MASHED POTATOES!!! Not exactly normal, but hey, ROCK ON POTATOES!

Lia said...

Oh, I forgot my email! I was too focused on the mashed potatoes, I guess. It's liatheddrfreak (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Tracy's books sound terrific! Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks!

Deborah Piccurelli