"Sweet Life" Giveaway!-Now Closed-Winner Announced Soon!

7:30 AM Posted by Centsible Mommy


I was fortunate to receive an advanced copy of Mia King's Sweet Life and I loved it!

In celebration of today's release of her newest novel, Sweet Life, author Mia King is giving one of my readers a chance to win a copy!

Sweet Life:
"When her husband, Paul, gets a new job, Marissa Price leaves the island of Manhattan for the island of Hawaii. Paradise seems like the perfect place to find herself, save her marriage, and reconnect with her 8 year old daughter. But once there, Marissa discovers her new life is less about beaches and beautiful sunsets and more about cows and lava flows. Their "new home" is a fixer-upper at best. But what most needs fixing-her marriage-is the first to crumble when her husband announces he wants some time apart to find himself.

As New York beckons her back and Marissa suspects Paul is having an affair, she begins to seriously question the wisdom of having made the move to Hawaii. Yet the women she takes in as tenants to make ends meet and her daughter's blossoming love of the island begin to hint at a new definition of ohana, or family. Pulled in opposite directions, Marissa is faced with the most important decision in her life-a choice that will define who she is, what she wants, and where her happiness lies."

Mia King also includes many Hawaiian recipes at the end of the book like Guava Grilled Steaks and Warm Chocolate Lava Cake. And what could be sweeter than curling up with a good book and some delicious chocolate cake?


Watch the Video Trailer!



You can visit Mia King's website here. To purchase Sweet Life, click here and to purchase Mia's debut novel, Good Things, click here

How do you win?

Simply leave a comment below or email me about why you would like to read Sweet Life.

~ Want extra entries? ~Please leave an separate comment for each additional entry
1.) Refer a friend and if they enter and leave your name too, you’ll get an extra entry
2.) Blog it! Post about this giveaway, submit the link, and get an additional entry
3.) Put my banner on your blog or website, tell me you have added it, and get an additional entry!
4.) Sign up to receive my blog contents by email (Sign up on the upper left sidebar!)



One winner will be randomly drawn with a random number generator. The deadline for entry is Tuesday, September 9th at 11:59 PM. Winner will be announced Wednesday, September 10th. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. 1 entry per person. Winner will have 72 hours to claim prize. In the event I do not hear back,within 72 hours, I will unfortunately have to draw another winner.

Good Luck Everyone !

87 guests said:

  1. Shannon said...

    I love to read.

  2. dwarzel said...

    I'll read almost anything, but this has an unusual setting and that makes it that much more interesting for me.

  3. Maja said...

    angelina115@hotmail.com

    I love books and would love to read this one. I like the cover.

  4. CrystalGB said...

    Sounds like a great book. I love the setting.

  5. gkstratos said...

    Looks like a great book to take to the park while the kids play.
    gkstratos@yahoo.com

  6. Ann said...

    As usual, Targetmom referred me. I could really use a good book now!

  7. Nanna said...

    I just finished a book and am needing a new one to start reading. I hope you pick me!!

  8. hondaray6 said...

    Maine has some LONG winters and I go through a lot of reading material! I'd really like to read Sweet Life because your comments made it intriguing. Thanks for the chance!

  9. kygirl said...

    Wow that little excert has me hooked I want to read the book now!

  10. windycindy said...

    Hi, I enjoy reading books about women and their friendships. The people that move into her rental house would certainly be interesting. The relationship between her husband and her is strained and I have a feeling she is going to assert her independence. Please enter my name in your drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

  11. Danielle said...

    Based on what you wrote, I share some commanlities with the main characters and would love to read how the author handled these issues.

    ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com

  12. lawanaguy said...

    Love to read, haven't read a good book in e few months. Please enter me.

  13. Babsi said...

    Hi!
    Please enter me in your give-away. The book sounds so good and I could use a great read.
    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Babsi

    babsij@sbcglobal.net

  14. Dumaurier said...

    I'd love to snuggle up with a good read and escape!

  15. kara said...

    I'd like to read it since it's set in Hawaii. I've never been and it's probably the closest I'll get! www.kccpets.com click contact

  16. vmkids said...

    I just love to read and this looks like a book that will take you away.

  17. mverno said...

    i love to escape in books i'm an avid reader

  18. krystal said...

    I would like to read the sweet life because it takes place in hawaii, I love hawaii, i would like to go there one day or live there, for now I will read about it.

    krystal82107@hotmail.com

  19. sweetsue said...

    I would like to read this because the cover is beautiful!

  20. susan1215 said...

    Sounds like an interesting book

  21. Lena said...

    My (Army) husband might be transferred to Hawaii soon and I'd love to read something to get me in the groove of the island

  22. chromiumman said...

    i want the hawaiian recipes

  23. targetmom said...

    I'm always looking for a good book. This one sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway.

  24. Richard said...

    Sounds interesting and I love to read.

  25. Hil'Lesha said...

    I'd love to read this book, because it sounds very interested. I never read a book by Mia King, but she might be an author I will like.

  26. idahomom said...

    The kids are back in school and mom has time to read again.

  27. randio said...

    I love to read & read all kinds of books. This one sounds great, I'd love to read it, Thanks!

  28. Anonymous said...

    something to read while the kids play

  29. queenb said...

    I have been so busy that I have had no time to pick up a book, more or less read one! But this book sounds like one worth taking a break for and getting back into the habit of doing. I would love to win this.

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  31. tatertot374 said...

    Thank you for having this. This sounds like an excellent read. I have always wanted to travel and this sounds like an excellent way to do it. Thank you!
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

  32. nancy said...

    I loved Good Things and can't wait to read her second novel..

  33. Anonymous said...

    I am looking for a new book to read, I will keep my fingers crossed!
    Christy

  34. Mya said...

    As someone who knows about being cheated on, this book really appeals to me. Thanx 4 the chance!

    iluv2pray@gmail.com

  35. kristilb19 said...

    I'd love to read this, I'm on bedrest and it looks fab!
    kristilb19@yahoo.com

  36. Courtney said...

    I'm in need of some new books! Sounds like his would be great!

    homemakerhero at gmail dot com

  37. vboackle said...

    i like the setting so it sounds great.

  38. Julie D said...

    Sounds like a great book!

  39. Julie D said...

    I have your button on my sidebar.

  40. Tammy said...

    I have always wanted to go to Hawaii but for now, I have to visit vicariously through books, and LOST lol! Thanks for the chance.

  41. chad and chrissy said...

    I could always use a new good book.

  42. Smooshy said...

    I'm always looking for new authors to fall in love with!

  43. Shelley said...

    I too love to read, love sweets, and love Hawaii:) This one looks PERFECT for me.

    Good look to all and THANKS for running this great contest.

  44. Sharon said...

    Now that the kids are back in school...have some time to read...and this sounds wonderful!!!!

  45. Sharon said...

    Hi again...am a subscriber...thanks again

  46. Sharon said...

    and...have you on my sidebar at
    http://middle-aged-mama.blogspot.com/
    thanks again!!!!!

  47. Nanci said...

    I just LOVE to read.

    Email: schoolmarm03@yahoo.com

  48. Felicia said...

    It looks like a terrific book!

  49. Anita Yancey said...

    Because this book sounds so interesting, and because I just love to read.
    ayancey@dishmail.net

  50. LINDALSHOT said...

    I love reading just about anything and the fact that it's set in a tropical location adds a little spice.

  51. Heather said...

    Sounds like a fun read for late summer.

  52. Marianna said...

    Sounds ilke a light, fun read!

  53. Jinxy and Me said...

    This sounds like the kind of book I like to read and I like that it is set in Hawaii!

  54. Brenda S. said...

    Sounds like a great book. I love the setting. Thank you.

  55. redron said...

    sounds like a great read

  56. Felicia said...

    I would love to read this book because I believe that there is a point in most womans lives when they might question some decisions they have made and sometimes all you need is a good book to make things right, thank you. Icetwofire[at]aol[dot]com

  57. Erica said...

    I would like to read this book to see how the main character deals with all of the issues going on in her life. Does she make lemonade out of lemons?

    egreca (at) hotmail {dot} com

  58. Anonymous said...

    I've never read a book by Mia King but she sounds like an interesting author. This would be a great way to try her book. Thanks!

    mariettaseller(at)yahoo(dot)com

  59. blueviolet said...

    She's going through some self-discovery and I always think that process is super interesting in books. I would love to read it.
    doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
    Elizabeth

  60. Erma said...

    The book sounds so good and I could use a great read.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

  61. Becky, Mom, Mommy, Hey you, said...

    This book sounds like a great read..

  62. Anonymous said...

    Well, I've been to Hawaii twice and have thoroughly enjoyed it.

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

  63. MoonMaiden said...

    I'd like to see how she handles her tremendous challenges and how it all turns out :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

    ols[dot]moonmaiden[at]gmail[dot]com

  64. MoonMaiden said...

    Your button is in my sidebar for an extra entry :)

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    ols[dot]moonmaiden[at]gmail[dot]com

  65. seesawstar said...

    Please enter me in this giveaway because this seems like a very interesting read...! I just got through with my favorite series of books, so I'm on the prowl for new reading material!

  66. seesawstar said...

    I've posted about your giveaway on my blog, My Precious Pennies. Here is the permalink: http://mypreciouspennies.blogspot.com/2008/09/giveaways-galore.html

    Thanks!

  67. seesawstar said...

    Your adorable button is also up on my website - it is in the left sidebar under "Blogs that I love"

  68. JenniferR said...

    I have heard so, so many good things about this book...I would really love to read it.

  69. Francine said...

    I would love to read this because I need some more reading material and I love all different type of books. Thanks for the contest.

    fmd518@inbox.com

  70. Anonymous said...

    I would love to read this as it grips women's issue in one way or another. I love books about rediscovering oneself in times of difficulties.
    autumnbride7@yahoo.com

  71. Anonymous said...

    I want to read this book mostly because it sounds like a book I would very much enjoy.

    klainejm@yahoo.com

  72. Roseann K. said...

    This books sounds like a wonderful story to relax to! Thanks for the contest!

  73. Teresa said...

    I love reading books about starting a new life. Many times you come across ideas of how to heal, that could be useful in your own life. Thanks!

  74. Lorie said...

    I also subscribed to your blog!

  75. purango said...

    Sounds like a good read. I love to read human interest stories. garrettsambo@aol.com

  76. justicecw said...

    I would love to read a novel with Hawaii as the background. I was there once and it was beautiful. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

  77. Jackie B. said...

    I would love to win a copy of this book. It sounds like an enjoyable read set in an exotic location. It would take me away!

  78. carissaad said...

    Sounds like a great book. Of course, chocolate makes everything better. :)

    Thanks!

    carissaad at aol dot com

  79. kohndr said...

    The friendship between the women interests me. It looks like a very exciting read.

  80. Tamara said...

    I have heard so much about this book and would love to read it, thank-you.

  81. LBSGONE said...

    I would like to read it because I am seriously having trouble remembering that it's a sweet life right now and need to be reminding that people are overcoming hardships all the time and I need to quit wallowing.
    cherylfrancisco@hotmail.com

  82. klp1965 said...

    i love reading new books :)

  83. Swtlilchick said...

    This book sounds wonderful.I
    would love to read about Marissa's
    complicated life with its ups
    and downs.The recipes sounds
    good too.Please enter me and thanks
    for the contest

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com

  84. Anonymous said...

    This book sounds wonderful. Besides, I love Hawiian food.
    Kathy
    kathleenyohanna@hotmail.com

  85. Jill said...

    Did you say CHOCOLATE? Doesn't get any better than a good book and chocolate!

  86. masonsgranny59 said...

    Sounds like an interesting book

  87. lilyk said...

    I would like to read Sweet Life because it sounds very interesting.