Monday, October 5, 2009

Giveaway: Breaking The Bank by Yona Zeldis McDonough! Blog Tour & Review Too!

What Would You Do If an ATM machine spit out thousands of dollars for FREE?!

Congratulations to Jennifer & Jaime! They have won copies of Breaking the Bank! Thanks to everyone who joined in on the fun! There were alot of creative answers to what you would do if the ATM was spitting out $$! But EVERYone would have given the money back!

Mia Saul is having a bad "life"... she just lost her job... the love of her life, her soul-mate, her husband, left her for a manicurist... she's had to move into a run-down apartment with a drug dealer for a neighbor... she's trying to raise her 10 year old daughter Eden alone... and she's practically broke all the time...

She forgets the groceries she just bought with the last of her cash when she picks Eden up from afterschool. So in order to feed her daughter she makes a trip to the ATM machine. She calculates that she has just enough money for rent and takes whatever is left out. One Hundred dollars... but wait... the machine spit out more than that... the machine gave her $200! The receipt said $100 though...

When she finds the ATM machine spitting out hundreds and then thousands of dollars every time she makes a withdrawal, her troubles seem to be behind her... until they catch up with her!

I enjoyed Breaking The Bank so much! The characters are written so well and the story takes some great turns that really made you keep turning those pages! Yona Zeldis McDonough really made me feel Mia's angst as she tried to make ends meet, deal with her daughter's growing need for her father and growing anxieties about her family & friends. The money was a blessing for a little while, but then add police, a night in jail, a mother, brother and sis-in-law that think you're an unfit mother, and the money doesn't seem to be the answer you were looking for... You'll love reading the predicaments Mia gets herself into! They seem to get worse and worse, but you'll be there cheering her on! I know I was! There are some great characters you'll meet when you open up the pages of Breaking The Bank, and it would make a great book club read too! What would you do if you found an ATM machine that seemed to give free money? And there's so much to discuss about her family, the men in her life and the way she's raising Eden! Here's the Reading Group Guide with some great discussion questions! Would you like to read an excerpt? Here's The First Chapter!

A Big Thank You! for Sarah from Pocket Books for sending along the Break The Bank for me to review! This was the first book I read by Yona Zeldis McDonough, but it's not her first book! Learn more about her at her Website!

Guess What!? Courtesy of Sarah and Pocket Books, I can give away 2 copies of Break The Bank to readers of Chick with Books! To be eligible for the giveaway you must have a US address though!

To Enter this Giveaway..
*For one entry leave me a comment with your email address!
*Get an extra entry for following my blog! Just leave a comment letting me know you're a follower! ( Not a follower yet? No problem, sign up by clicking on the 'followers" button! Just let me know you became a new follower!)
*For another entry Blog or tweet about this giveaway and leave me the link.
*For a bonus entry, tell me what YOU would do if the ATM machine spit out thousands instead of the $100 you asked for!

This giveaway is open to US Residents only (Please no P.O.Boxes!) Contest ends 11:59 pm EST on Oct. 24th. I'll randomly pick the winners the next day and email the winners. Please check your email... winners must reply to me within 3 days...

Chick with Books is part of Yona Zeldis McDonoughs Book Blog Tour for Breaking The Bank. Here are the other blogs participating in her Tour:

Drey’s Library, Found Not Lost, Rundpinne, The Brain Lair, My Own Little Corner of the World, My Reading Room, All About {n}, Bookin’ with Bingo, I’m Booking It, My Guilty Pleasures, Blog Business World, Crazy For Books, Libby’s Library News, Jeanne’s Ramblings, Just Another New Blog, My Book Addiction and More, That’s A Novel Idea, Bookfoolery and Babble, Booksie’s Blog, So Many Books, So Little Time, My Five Monkeys, Chicks Love Lit , Hers For The Reading, Lit and Life, Psychotic State, Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews, Book Magic Metroreader, Starting Fresh, Keep on Booking, Foreign Library Circus

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