Tuesday, 12 June 2012

$10 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway & Guest Post: With Hillary E. Peak

Book Title: Wings of Hope
Author:  Hillary E. Peak 
Publisher: Createspace
Published Date: December 9th 2011
Genre: Family, Fiction
Links: Goodreads | Amazon








The letter said he was dying, that’s all Jules Weinstein knows when she leaves her life in San Francisco and moves to New York City to be with her father.  She goes for the remarkable opportunity to really know her father. She never dreamed he had liberated a concentration camp, dealt cards to Bugsy Siegel or saved the life of a Black Panther. Wings of Hope is a road trip through the memories of a man making peace with his life.  Little does she know that by getting to know her father, she will find herself.  While her father struggles with whether his life was meaningful, Jules discovers that her father’s last gift to her is the ability to reach for her dreams.  Her journey teacher her that “the goodbye” is sometimes the most heartbreakingly beautiful part of life.  

GUEST POST BY HILLARY PEAK


TOP 3 EMBARRASSING MOMENTS


1.  Yesterday, it was raining.  This is only relevant because I made my outfit choice based on the fact that I could wear boots to avoid getting my feet wet.  It was steamy and damp, so I put on a skirt splashed with red poppies with big black centers and a cap sleeve black tee.  I wore knee high boots and hurried out to my job.

Mid-morning, I ran out to do an errand.  Hopped onto the metro and blissfully rode three stops, playing Sudoku the whole way.  When we arrived at my stop, I stepped out and made my way toward the escalator.  Suddenly, I felt a tap on my shoulder.  "Your skirt is ripped in the back," the woman mumbled feebly to me.  Twisting my skirt around, I was horrified to learn that I'd been flashing my behind to people all day.

2.  For the past decade or so, my sister-in-law has been dating the same guy.  His name is Dominick.  Two years ago, my daughter started at daycare.  The one man working there's name is Donovan.  Why am I telling you this?  Because when I first met Donovan, I thought everyone was calling him "Dom" not "Don."  And I associated this with Dominick because we all call him "Dom."  So, Christmas comes and the family gets together.  First words out of my mouth?  "Hey Donovan!"

3.  My husband and I recently bought bikes.  When we got them home, my daughter was exhausted, so we figured we'd go on a bike ride the next day.  We pull them out in the morning.  Riding the bike is a huge struggle for me.  I'm barely able to keep up, and it feels like I'm going straight up Mt. Everest.  My husband is kind of laughing at me and making cracks about me saying I was in shape.  By the end of the hour, I have to actually get off and walk my bike up the last hill.  I hate the stupid bike and take it back to the shop.  What do you suppose they say is wrong?  I rode the entire thing on flat tires.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Hillary Peak is a recovering idealist. She became a lawyer to change the world and is still somewhat shocked that didn't occur. Now, her goal is to retire from practicing law and write novels that people love. She is currently a practicing attorney in the District of Columbia. She lives with her family in Alexandria, VA.


AUTHOR ONLINE: Website | Facebook | Twitter



GIVEAWAY

Hillary will award a $10 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour and to the host with the most comments (excluding the author's and the host's).

In order to enter this $10 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway, please comment in this post WITH your email ID.  Anonymous comments are also accepted, as long as you put your name and email ID in your comments.  


Open INTERNATIONALLY!  Giveaway ends June 15th, 2012!

PLEASE SHARE THIS GIVEAWAY WITH YOUR FRIENDS!


67 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing about this book!

    Maria
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    1. I hope you'll try it and enjoy it! Hillary

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  2. This is so cool! I am adding this book to my read list!
    Megan
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    1. Thanks! I look forward to hearing what you think! Hillary

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  3. Those are some embarrassing moments! Especially the skirt scenario. Quelle nightmare! LOL...

    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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    1. Yes, it was. I then spent an hour alternating looking in stores for another skirt and thinking of some way to fix the skirt. (While it was turned to the side so that I was just flashing my thigh to the world.) In the end, I found a needle and thread and fixed it myself.

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  4. YAY for embarassing moments and recovering from idealism!

    Susan Francino

    susanfrancino@gmail.com

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    1. Here's my question: Can one really recover from idealism? Hillary

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  5. I really want to read this book!

    mglawler at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thanks! I really hope you like it! Hillary

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  6. Wow--this sounds to a powerful reading-- sounds really up my line-- grab the tissues-- and read read read--And as far as the flat tire--lol yup been there-- Tanks for sharing-- I think this is another on the list

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    1. Yeah, tissues are necessary! Thanks for following! Hillary

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway!

    April K.
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    1. Who doesn't love to win stuff?? :)

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  8. Its really some nice embarrassing moments.. It cracked me up..great guest post topic! :) Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. I agree--it was a good topic. Gives everyone a laugh and lets me give you some real things to see about me! Hillary

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  9. There are times when my life seems to just go from one embarrassing moment to the next. You have to laugh!!

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Yes, you have a run of nothing, then EVERYTHING seems to be mortifying! Hillary

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  10. thank you for the international giveaway!
    milkristia@hotmail.com

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    1. It really is a small world! Hillary

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  11. Thank you for having me today and for the great topic! Hillary

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  12. Every time stuff like that happens to me (often!) I just say, "One for the memoir!" You never know...

    Trix, vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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  13. My first novel, Cappuccino is the Answer for Job Dissatisfaction, is very much like that--took all my worst job experiences and made them into a novel!

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  14. This sounds like a good read, Thanks for giveaway
    booksforcompany @ gmail.com

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    1. Hope you'll try it and enjoy it. I checked out your site--probably not your usual book (although we do have very similar tastes in what to read!) Hillary

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  15. thank you for the international giveaway!

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  16. One to add to the list to read

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  17. Thanks to you all for making this such a great tour! I am so lucky! Hillary

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  18. Thanks for the giveaway..nice touch for "Father's Day"!

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  19. I love the blurb. The title looks like something emotional.
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  20. Fun guest post.. I enjoyed it. I can read this book.. seems like I would enjoy this. sunilanand1987(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. Ganesh Kamaraj14 June 2012 at 04:59

    Usually this kinds of books are inspirational, so may be i wil read this book..

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  22. Enter me in..I love giveaways.. :)

    Jayanti
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  23. Hi, nice post and all the best for the success of your novel. I am Satheesh and my mail id is sound4peace at gmail dot com

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  24. I have heard about your book before itself in the same blog...it sounds nice. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Subasri
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  25. Nice book. I would like to try this.

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  26. Thanks for the giveaway. Great post.

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  27. I love this blurb..love it!
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  28. Sounds great & I enjoyed the embarassing moments!

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  29. Thanks so much for this giveaway! I'd love to enter.

    Vicky
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  30. Great giveaway. thanks!
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  31. Count me in for the giveaway! Cool book.

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  32. Great giveaway!

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  33. The idea of the father-daughter relationship sounds new in a book. Like to read it.
    Rajesh
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  34. Sounds like an awesome book.
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  35. The book sounds like a great read!

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  36. This sounds like a great read! I will have to add it to my summer list.

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  37. Oh another lovely book for my reading list! Thanks agirlworthsaing at gmail dot com

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  38. Aw, thanks for sharing your embarrassing moments - lol. Looking forward to this book!

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  39. Great giveaway. thanks
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  40. I love the author's sense of humor and she seems so attached with her family.

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  41. Its amazing when its international giveaway. Count me in.

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  43. Sounds like a great book. To my TBR!
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  44. I am from India and working as a Software Professional. I read books to ease my mental stress. This sounds like just that book.

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  45. Thank u for sharing dis giveway.
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  46. if not picked winner yet

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  47. Hi thanks for opening up some of your personal fun to us. It's nice to know about author's personal life.

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  48. I am going to get this for my dad for Father's day. Thanks.
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  49. Nice and cozy book; cool topic; amazing giveaway.

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  50. Good guest post topic. I loved ur moments with ur family.

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  51. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  52. My sister and me could enjoy this. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  53. I would love to read this.

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  54. I am always open for a giveaway (who doesn't!)..count me in! :)

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  56. I was recently introduced to some book by this blog and I absolutely loved it. I started trusting her decisions on books. Now, she has recommended yours by her blog and personally. I just want to share that with u. And yeah, enter me for the giveaway. :)

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