Sunday, December 19, 2010

Winter Extravaganza: The Fortune of Carmen Navarro Giveaway


THE PRIZE: A SIGNED copy of The Fortune of Carmen Navarro by Jen Bryant

Carmen Navarro rings up customers at the Quikmart, bored to tears. It’s a job, and she needs it. But Carmen’s true love is music: she dropped out of high school to sing with the Gypsy Lovers and land a recording contract, someday. Just a few miles away, Ryan Sweeney hunches over his books, a studious cadet with his eye on West Point. There’s not a single girl at the Valley Forge Military Academy, and that’s fine by him. But when Ryan, on a day pass from campus, spots Carmen, with her shining black hair and snake tattoo, his pulse quickens. Carmen, who normally rolls her eyes at the stiff Academy soldados, can tell this one is different. She slips him a note: “Come hear my band.” A romance begins, unlikely, passionate... and quickly imbalanced. In an enthralling narrative of obsessive love, the novel builds to a stunning close. (Published on November 9, 2010.)


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  1. I love an old story retold in modern times! I wish that I could hear the Gypsy Lovers' music...I bet it's awesome.

  2. This one sounds like it could be such a simple story, but enthralling at the same time. Plus, I love the cover.

    Thanks for another wonderful giveaway =)

  3. I love stories like this! Thank you for the giveaway.

  4. Mary D

    I have to say that is one of the AWESOMEST (is this a real word? lol)covers I've yet to see! And thank you for all these beautiful posts & giveaways!

  5. this one sounds good, and I especially love the cover, it's so beautiful

  6. Wow! This one sounds intense! I'm definitely adding this to my tbr!!

  7. hAVE I told you that i love the cover of this book. anything that deals with hearts makes it so cute :)

  8. carmen is the only opera i know. love the music in it. so cool to have a book retelling it.


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