September 26, 2009

Giveaway: Breaking the Bank by Yona Zeldis McDonough

Many thanks to Sarah Reidy with Pocket Books for providing me with copies of Breaking the Bank to give to 2 lucky readers!

I have not read this book yet (my copy is on the way, hooray!) but here is what Ms. Zeldis-McDonough's website has to say about it:

Mia Saul is down on her luck. Dumped by her husband, jettisoned from her job and estranged from her adored older brother, she and her young daughter Eden have had had to make a downscale move to a crummy apartment where their neighbors include a tough young drug dealer and a widower who lets his dogs use the hallways as their own personal litter box. Juggling a series of temporary jobs, wrangling with her ex-husband over child support and trying to keep pace with Eden’s increasingly erratic behavior have left Mia weary and worn out.

Then one evening a routine stop at her local bank’s ATM yields a surprise. The machine begins producing bills—quite a lot of them in fact—that are neither recorded nor debited from her account. At first Mia attributes the excess cash to a stroke of much needed luck. But when the machine continues to give her unaccounted for money and actually begins communicating with her, her life gets turned around in ways she never thought possible. An up-to-the minute urban story that has just a whiff of magic, Breaking The Bank is a wholly original, engaging work of contemporary fiction.

You can't say Breaking the Bank doesn't sound like a to-be-read book!  I honestly am anxious for my copy to arrive because, let's be truthful, who hasn't fantasized about an ATM machine giving you free money? 

If you'd like to win a copy (and why wouldn't you?), here's the 411:

* Leave me a comment with an email address to contact you (worth 1 entry)

For 2 extra entries:

* Become a follower or subscriber of my blog (let me know if you already are, and let me know if you become one) (Just click on the "Follow" or "Subscribe" buttons located on the left side of my blog)

For 3 extra entries:

* Add me to your blogroll and/or mention my giveaway on your blog or Twitter it (and leave a link)

That's all!  This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.  No P.O. boxes. 
I will draw the winners on Monday, October 12 and email the lucky readers.

Good luck!


mindy said...

sounds like a great read thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

scottsgal said...

What a cool premise for a book - please count me in

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scottsgal said...

I'm a follower

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Alicia said...

Sounds like a good read.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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Tales of Whimsy said...

Sounds cute! I would love to be entered.


Jenny said...

I saw this book at Barnes and Noble and thought it looked fun! Please enter me.

jennala @ cfl . rr . com

Oregon Kimm said...

Sounds like an unusual read. Very curious about the ATM communicating with Mia. Sign me up!


Already a subscriber & follower

Oregon Kimm said...

I also tweeted the giveaway...


christine (booktumbling) said...

Count me in please.
I am following on my reader.

heatherzilla said...

Wow! I need to find that ATM machine. :) Please include me in the giveaway.


D Q said...

Sounds like a fun read.
Please add my name to the drawing.

Nicole C. said...

I'd love to read this!


Kelly said...

Sounds like a great read; I'd love to win a copy! (Actually, I'd just love to encounter an unlimited source of money! ;) )

krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

LittleEagle said...

Isn't this what we all want (a money tree of sorts).


Mrs. Duff said...

Breaking the Bank looks like a winner!
I'm a follower and enjoy it!

Molly C. said...

What a cool sounding book. I would love the chance to read this.

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Hillary said...

I would LOVE to win this! Thank you for the chance!

Estela said...

I'd love a chance to win this book! Thanks!!

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Unknown said...

Sounds like a definite Must Read!! Please enter me.

Ellie Wright said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Jennifer said...

This sounds like a great book, I hope I find one of those magical ATM's!


Linna said...

I'd like to read this book. Please enter me.

+1 subscribe you

linna.hsu at gmail dot com

Mishia said...

I'd love to read this book!

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

Sounds good, please count me in.
I follow by google reader.

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Marjorie/cenya2 said...

A good review on this book.
I am a email subscriber.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Amy J said...

I am now a follower! Thanks for the great contest!
Amy J

Luvdaylilies said...

I would love to read this book, please count me in!
Thanks for such a great giveaway!

Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

Luvdaylilies said...

+2 I became a follower=)

Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

Esme said...

Please enter me.

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Peaceful Reader said...

I don't read a lot of adult fiction but your review of this book was excellent! Enter me to win: mcmholt [at] gmail [dot] com.

ps. I just started following also!