Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Spin by Catherine McKenzie.....Review & Giveaway!

Happy Monday Readers!   Well, I had BIG plans for this weekend.  I had lots of coupons and giveaways to get live but I got sidetracked by a book I absolutely FANTASTIC read.  Spin by Catherine McKenzie kept me from doing laundry, dishes AND updating this blog!  Here is the scoop on what kept me fervently flipping pages...


Book Description

Kate's To-Do List:

  1. Go to rehab
  2. Befriend/spy on "It Girl"
  3. Write killer expose
  4. Land dream job



Piece of cake!

When Kate Sandford lands an interview at her favorite music magazine, The Line, it's the chance of a lifetime. So Kate goes out to celebrate—and shows up still drunk to the interview the next morning. It's no surprise that she doesn't get the job, but her performance has convinced the editors that she'd be perfect for an undercover assignment for their gossip rag. All Kate has to do is follow "It Girl" Amber Sheppard into rehab. If she can get the inside scoop—and complete the thirty-day program—they'll reconsider her for the position at The Line. Kate takes the assignment, but when real friendships start to develop, she has to decide if what she has to gain is worth the price she'll have to pay.

This book was so engrossing.  I completely lost myself in the main character and felt myself both cringing at her behaviour and rooting for her the whole way.  I could not wait to get to the end of the book to see what would happen (happy ending or not??) but I also did not want it to be over.  I found Catherine McKenzie's style to be so easy to read.  Not in an "easy, fluff" read but in an entirely relate able way which made me want to help/befriend/be the main character.  What a talent!  I was thrilled when the end of the book arrived (not giving the end away....my lips are sealed as tightly as a gossip columnist when it comes to sources!) not because the book was over but because I got a preview of the next 2 books coming out from the author this spring and fall.  I am at the edge of my seat waiting for them to come out.  Catherine McKenzie is an author to watch! 

Spin will be released on February 7th but you can pre-order your copy today on Amazon (do it!!!)...

I am so pleased to tell you that the publisher is giving one lucky RBM reader a copy of Spin!  Thanks so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter...
a Rafflecopter giveaway

47 comments:

Becky said...

I can be pulled away from my work for a great book! Some of my favorite authors are Jodi Picoult, Sandra Brown, and Karen Kingsbury

Unknown said...

Thanks so much! So glad you enjoyed the book & good luck to the contestants! - Catherine

Shannon said...

I like a good dystopian novel!

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Mammamayor said...

I love janet evanviches books!
Thank you so much for a great giveaway! Good luck everyone!

Mammamayor said...

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star84vu said...

I like good old fashioned love stories

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pmj said...

I like books that draw you into the character-make you want to keep reading to see where they are going next.

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Darcie K. said...

Suspenseful books make it difficult for me to do anything but read them!

rootedinfaithblessedenormously said...

Just about any good book: fantasy, romance, religious fiction, etc

Wendy Rozema said...

love stories!

Lana Bradstream said...

Thrillers and history books!

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katers2714 said...

I like romantic books but not romance novels, I guess more realistic books.

Trista Zollars said...

my all time fav are ones like kim harrison!
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sandy1955 said...

I try to win books because both my daughter and sister reads ALL the time. My daughter likes suspense, mystery books and my sister loves romance, inspirational books.
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Brittany Boardley Renaldi said...

I love mystery books!
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Terri said...

My favorite are mysteries that keep me glued to the story and burning the midnight oil. :-)

Diana said...

I love sappy love stories!
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Terri said...

I entered the giveaway for The Confession by Charles Todd.

Mercedes said...

Thrillers, usually. Or I'll keep turning pages if a certain character is interesting enough. I just read Anne Riley's "The Clearing" and I was totally in love with Liam.

Nancy said...

Mysteries keep me turning the pages!

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one frugal lady said...

all kinds of books have that effect on me! I am so glad to hear that this is a great read like that!
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cpage2323 said...

i love sci fi and non-foction the most but i read everything i can get my hands on.
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bloomerbear said...

Mysteries and sometime Life stories
Barbara Delinsky too!


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JMyers666 said...

Definitely fiction. Messed up main characters, with lots of flaws. My favorite!

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bloomerbear said...

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Leah Baird said...

Lisa Gardner books, they are really interesting.

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Emily said...

It depends on my mood which books keep me entertained.

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ossmcalc said...

I like a good murder mystery or historical fiction. This book sounds like one that I could easily be pulled away from my work to read.

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Candie L said...

I love thriller and suspense books. Thank you

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Kristina said...

i love non fiction anything!

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romance or chick lit novels

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