Elegantly Wasted Book Review & Giveaway – CLOSED
Cara has been sponsoring my blog for the last several months to help promote her book Elegantly Wasted, and I was pretty excited when she sent me a copy to read and review. The description is plenty enticing:
“On the eve of her high school graduation, proper socialite Francesca “Frankie” Fairholm rebelled against her elitist and controlling family to pursue the dark lifestyle of a contract killer for the enigmatic Osiris Corporation. Years later, with her training complete, she believes she’s doomed to the life of a sociopathic lone gun until a botched hit brings two unlikely allies, her cousins Addison and Katharine.
Using Katharine’s etiquette school, Elegance, Inc., as a front, the trio weave through Frankie’s dark underworld, carrying out contracts, drinking too much wine, and trying not to get each other killed.
Trouble follows the team home when the death of the cruel Fairholm matriarch reveals more than they ever wanted to know about their family. As the funeral preparations play out, the trio begin to realize there is much more to their employer than meets the eye and their family connections run deeper than they ever imagined.”
I dug in and was hooked right from the beginning. The book is dark, funny, and sharp-witted, which is pretty much everything I need in a good story. The plot is strong, the characters are completely fucking neurotic yet still somehow relatable, and the storyline is really different and enjoyable. Hot uppity freelance assassins, come on. Brilliant. I can’t wait for August to roll around because that’s when book 2 comes out, and I am curious where she is going to take this story after the pretty surprising ending.
If you’re intrigued and want to read it too, today is your lucky day because Cara is giving away a signed paperback copy of the book, three 5×7 cards of each of the main characters, and four 2-inch buttons of the Elegance, Inc. logo and each girl’s weapon of choice, pictured here (sex kitten heels not included):
To enter, all you have to do is visit the Elegantly Wasted website (and Cara’s blog too, because it’s awesome) and come back here and leave a comment on this post. For an additional entry, you can copy/paste and tweet the following:
“Enter to win a copy of Elegantly Wasted by @fictionalchick on @gingermandy’s blog! http://www.gingermandy.com/?p=1319″
Make sure to leave a separate comment with a link to the tweet!
The winner will be chosen on Monday, February 18th and contacted via email. Good luck!
UPDATE: the winner is Amber Luttrell!
FTC: I received a digital copy of Elegantly Wasted in exchange for my honest review and an option to do a giveaway. All opinions are my own.
February 11, 2013
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