Save the Contemporary: Yours to Keep by Shannon Stacey

Save the ContemporaryYours To Keep by Shannon StaceyIt’s been awhile, but our multi-blog campaign to Save the Contemporary is back. If you’re not familiar with it, don’t worry – it has been a very long time since we’ve run one. If a contemporary romance makes both Jane and myself squee like squeeing has never been squeed before, it’s time to pimp the ever lovin’ holy moses out of a book. This time it’s Yours to Keep by Shannon Stacey. We ask for help spreading the word about a contemporary romance that rocked our worlds, and we award prizes during a week of pimping mayhem.

Jane said over at the Save the Contemporary website (conveniently enabled for contest-entry-worthy pimpage) that To say that our tastes don’t exactly align is an understatement so it is a rare and wondrous thing when we both like a book and we both loved Shannon Stacey’s Yours to Keep. It’s funny, heartwarming, sexy and moving. A straight up contemp that focuses just on the characters. And there’s a how to element in it too. How to use Scrabble to defeat and embarrass others. You’ll want to read that section a few times so that you can employ it against your own fake fiance.

In addition, you will think of new and creative ways to use sticky notes, too. Better than flowers, let me tell you.

So here’s how you enter: email, blog or tweet the Save the Contemporary page or enter the #StC campaign on Twitter, and we will enter you to win an eReader of your choice (options include Nook touch, Kobo Touch, or a Kindle 3G with special offers). If you blog about the book, email us the URL at sbjcontestsATgmailDOTcom so we make double-sure we’ve got your entry. That’s it.

You can also visit the Save the Contemporary Facebook page if you are so inclined for more information about the campaign this week, though the Facebook Police would like me to tell you that doing so does not constitute an entry in the contest nor does it guarantee minty-fresh breath.

Contest ends Friday at 12 noon Central Daylight Time. We are not being compensated for this contest. Void where prohibited. Your mileage may vary. Objects in mirror may be closer than they appear. Step up to the bar, put the girl down. Drink brass monkey then pass it around.

But wait, there’s more. We’ll also be giving away copies of the book on Twitter all this week, so follow the #stc hashtag, where Jane (@jane_L) and I (@Smartbitches) will be creating additional mayhem and shenanigans.

If you want to buy a copy right now and read it, that’s ok, too. Copies are available from Amazon Kindle, BN nook, AllRomance, and Kobo.

Why are we doing this? Because we loved this book. Plain and simple. We both read advanced copies and were filled with Good Book Feeling when we were doing. The Good Book Noise was made. Noise and funk were brought in. Seriously, we loved this book, and we hope you love it, too. Game on!

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  1. 1
    Laura (in PA) says:

    I downloaded it to my Kindle this morning, right after I saw the ad for it on this page.  :)  I can’t wait to read it.

  2. 2
    SB Sarah says:

    Laura: I hope you like it. I snort-laughed through it, and really, really enjoyed reading it (as evidenced by the campaign).

  3. 3
    Batty Tabby says:

    If, bychance, someone won the book from you but had it already, could she make it as a gift to a friend?

  4. 4

    sounds like a perfect vacation read. I’m up for anything that allows me to dominate others in scrabble like the hand of God.

  5. 5
    Laura (in PA) says:

    I love her other stuff, so I have no qualms about this one. :)

  6. 6

    I don’t Tweet but I shared the page on Facebook – does that count?

  7. 7
    Mickie T says:

    I tweet not, nor do I Facebook – but I sure emailed a romance friend. Snort-laughing is a good thing!

  8. 8
    Suzannah says:

    I pre-ordered this one from amazon and it downloaded overnight (like magic!  I still can’t get over the way it does that).  I’m supposed to finish something else before I start it, but it’s a struggle.  I loved the other two in the series (I read Exclusively Yours for the SB book club last year, and there was definitely snort-laughing) so I’m really looking forward to it.

  9. 9
    Mary says:

    I pre-ordered it a while ago and it landed on my Kindle today!! Can’t wait to read it.
    I tweeted (really want to win a nook!): https://twitter.com/#!/bookfanmb/status/77787229421973505

  10. 10
    TaraL says:

    Thanks for the reminder, just bought this. I ordered the 1st two books in the series a few months ago because I’d heard some raves about them, and then when I realized the 3rd book was so close to release, I held off reading them until I could gulp down all three in a row (yes, I’m one of THOSE people). I’m in the middle of another series right now but should get to these by the weekend and all these comments are just making me look forward to them more!
    Must. Read. Faster.

  11. 11
    Bri says:

    I Fb’ed it!

    Question:  While i am loathe to start a series in the middle, my book budget is stretched at the moment :)  (and I dont have a reader at the moment, so i would be reading this on the computer)  Can this one be read before the first 2?  Is there an overarching plot that woudl spoil things if i read them out of order?

    I cna deal with missing some of the details of the realtionships of the brothers from the first 2 books if necessary. I already read the excerpt on Ms. Stacey’s webpage and am interested.  :)  and it would also give me a title for my TBR challenge book this month, which just happens to be contemp romance as a category :)

    TIA for any advice

  12. 12
    Laura (in PA) says:

    Bri, I think you’d be fine reading this before the other two.

    I’ve only read the first chapter so far (sneaking it in at work) and I’ve already snort-laughed at least once!  ;)

  13. 13
    Jocelyn Modo says:

    I tweeted! This is sooooo great!

  14. 14
    Afroqueen says:

    It has been Tweeted!

  15. 15
    StaceyIK says:

    I shared it on my facebook account.  Here’s hoping for a ebook!  (crossing fingers)

    Oh, and the book sounds really good, too.  I don’t read a lot of comtemporaries – I like historical, romantic suspense, and paranormal better – but a good romance is a good romance.

  16. 16
    PattiR says:

    Posted on my FB page…it looks like a great book…Scrabble to defeat and embarrass others and Post it notes??  Game on!

  17. 17
    JulieME says:

    Tweeted here aswell!!

  18. 18
    Cakes says:

    I just downloaded the whole series onto my Nook after I got the TBR email. (SO, I don’t know if that will show up on your best seller tally.) Leaving for the beach on Friday and this will be PERFECT! And only $3.99?! No brainer.

    Thanks for the rec, guys!

  19. 19
    Emily says:

    I didn’t realize this was a ebook only again. I know I am in the minority but I l prefer print books. It makes me sad.

  20. 20
    xm sherry says:

    women love flower no one except,but the sticky notes even much better?!GPS vehicle tracking

  21. 21
    Sue says:

    So after reading all these good things about this book, WHY ISN’T IN PAPERBACK??? Please authors, try to have your books published in multi-modalities!

  22. 22
    Carin says:

    @Emily and @Sue – This series of books is going to be paperback published next year by HQN.  The publisher (Carina Press) is a digital first publisher, but this series will be out in paper later.  Not sure why the delay, but I’d mark it down to buy next year – it’s that good.  (Well, I haven’t read Yours to Keep yet, but I loved the first two and have YTK on my reader waiting some reading time!)

  23. 23
    ShellHolbrook says:

    I signed up for Twitter specifically to enter. -ShellHolbrook

  24. 24
    Anne Fescharek says:

    I tweeted and FB’ed and emailed this giveaway because I want to save the contemporary. In ROMANTIC TIMES the contemporary section gets smaller and smaller and other genres STINK!!!

    anfez1206ATgmailDOTcom

  25. 25
    ShellHolbrook says:

    I’m a Twitter idiot! I downloaded the app and am trying to learn how to follow & add friends.

  26. 26
    EmilyD says:

    I tweeted… and I just ordered my Kindle. Hoping to add this as one of my first ebooks!

  27. 27
    Julie S says:

    I got the email and immediately downloaded the book so no need to enter me.

    It is everything you said and more!

    Even more, it is the first book I have ordered that is epub only. I can tell I am now on a dangerous path…give me more, more, more.

  28. 28
    Michelle says:

    I emailed to a friend.  It’s good to know that I am not the only person left on earth that doesn’t twitter!

  29. 29
    Maria says:

    I’m so going to have to buy this for my plane ride to Ohio on Friday. I read the review over on DA, and I loved the first book.

    Thanks!

  30. 30
    Nancy Bristow says:

    I pimped on my FB wall and ordered for my Nook:)  How could I possibly resist ordering a snort worthy book.  I simply couldn’t:)

    nbristow at cox.net

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