Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Clean Fiction give-away

Inspired Kathy emailed and reminded me that I had signed up to be part of her clean fiction give-away. Kathy was obviously inspired to remind me, since I forgot. So hey, I'm doing one more give-away.

First of all, I want to say I love clean fiction.  I listen to a lot of audio books and I can't tell you how many times I've had to run to the CD player because a book I thought would be clean is suddenly blaring a steamy love scene or swearing up a blue streak. My elementary school daughter is very serious about reporting all such infractions to me, should I miss them.

**True story** I have a weakness for catchy pop songs and tried to convince my youngest daughter that the All American Rejects song I was listening to actually said, "Hope it gives you help." I would sing these lyrics loudly whenever the song came on.

Middle daughter always shook her head at me with clear disgust when I did this. "No, Mom," she said. "That is just wrong."

Finally, I had to delete the song from my ipod.

Anyway, I am back on the straight and narrow now and you can see why none of my books have swearing in them. 

I just did a giveaway where I gave away about every single title I've written . . . so it's hard to chose one to give away. So here's the deal: should you win this lovely give-away you can have your choice of: 


Seventeen-year-old Annika Truman knows about the power of positive thinking. With a little brother who has cancer, it’s all she ever hears about. And in order to help Jeremy, she will go to the ends of the earth (or at least as far as Hollywood) to help him believe he can survive his upcoming surgery. But Annika’s plan to convince Jeremy that a magic genie will grant him any wish throws her a curveball when he unexpectedly wishes that his television idol would visit him. Annika suddenly fi nds herself in the desperate predicament of getting access to a hunky star actor and convincing him to come home with her. Piece of cake, right? Janette Rallison’s proven talent for laugh-out-loud humor, teen romance, and deep-hearted storytelling shines in a novel that will have readers laughing and crying at the same time. 


Her whole life, Alexia Garcia has been told that she looks just like pop star Kari Kingsley, and one day when Alexia?s photo filters through the Internet, she?s offered a job to be Kari?s double. This would seem like the opportunity of a lifetime, but Alexia?s mother has always warned her against celebrities.
Rebelliously, Alexia flies off to L.A. and gets immersed in a celebrity life. Not only does she have to get used to getting anything she wants, she romances the hottest lead singer on the charts, and finds out that her own father is a singing legend. Through it all, Alexia must stay true to herself, which is hard to do when you are pretending to be somebody else!


Finding your one true love can be a Grimm experience! 

After her boyfriend dumps her for her older sister, sophomore Savannah Delano wishes she could find a true prince to take her to the prom. Enter Chrissy (Chrysanthemum) Everstar: Savannah’s gum-chewing, cell phone–carrying, high heel-wearing Fair Godmother. Showing why she’s only Fair—because she’s not a very good fairy student—Chrissy mistakenly sends Savannah back in time to the Middle Ages, first as Cinderella, then as Snow White. Finally she sends Tristan, a boy in Savannah’s class, back instead to turn him into her prom-worthy prince. When Savannah returns to the Middle Ages to save Tristan, they must team up to defeat a troll, a dragon, and the mysterious and undeniably sexy Black Knight. Laughs abound in this clever fairy tale twist from a master of romantic comedy. 

Leave a comment telling me your favorite song that you're embarrassed you like . . .

Being a follower gets you an extra chance.

I'm also doing the give-away on my CJ Hill site: http://www.cjhillbooks.blogspot.com/

85 comments:

Janelle said...

I do actually like some of the spice girls songs from back in the day. If nothing else they make me feel young again. :)

And I'm a follower

Andrea said...

A song is called Left to Right...it is super silly but oh well, it makes me laugh :)

Marissa said...

Embarrassed that I like... probably something by *NSYNC or the Backstreet Boys. Or maybe Dream Street. I wasn't even the right age to be into them. So, probably their It's Just a Matter of Time.

Kalyn said...

I still love the song If All the Raindrops Were Lemon-drops and Gumdrops. I know, it's stupid.

But since I have all three of these books, is there a possibility I could choose It's A Mall World After All? That's the only one I don't have yet.

(Oh, and I follow your blogs.)

Beedubbs said...

I'm embarrassed that I still rock out to Danger Zone. Like, crazy rock dancing and psycho singing when I hear it. But it is a very amazing song.

(And Kalyn, I am in the same pickle as you. But I just might get one in a hard copy. Those are nice.)

I follow both blogs! Thank you!

Pam Goones said...

I love Owl City!

All my friends say he's stupid and I should be embarrassed to like him. But I'm not. He's clean, Like your books!

(P.S. I am very glad your books are clean. That's why I am so excited to read them all. Because I know I'm reading a clean, great book and I don't have to worry about anything raunchy popping up.)

(I follow both blogs!)

Red Headed Bookworm said...

Hmmm...not sure I am embarrassed by any song I like. Uh, Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. It's crazy, but I like it.
thanks!

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GFC Heather @ Redheaded Bookworm

Asia al salem said...

I don't think I embarresed by any song I like. Some times my friends and I like to goof of, and sing old silly songS, whixh people look at as like this : O.o

Cathy K said...

For some odd reason i really like music from the 50s... so i am definitely embarrassed by that!

Madeline said...

Urm, all 80's music. It's awkward because I wasn't even born in the 90's.
I'm a follower.

Escape2Books said...

Hmmm...
I'm not an obbsessed fan, but I dont mind Justin Bieber. That's kinda embarrasing when you are surround by haters... :(

I'm a follower!

Natalie Erickson said...

i am really embarrassed when i really like some song on the radio and i'm like "woohoo! this song doesn't even swear!!!" then you buy it on itunes or the cd or something, or watch the music video, and then i'm like
"oohhhhh. that's not what i thought it would be. GOING BACK TO RADIO NOW."

but the song that i'm embarrassed to like is actually veggietales. it's pretty funny, and ironic.

and it makes me smile.

:)

i follow your blogs, and would like to get "my double life" seeing as i haven't read it yet.

Megan said...

I was in the grocery store and a song by Chicago came on (don't remember which one). I had the strongest urge to belt out the lyrics in the middle of the aisle. It was just so singable.

I am a follower.

Christina K. said...

TV show theme songs:) Everyone says I'm weird:)

GFC Christina Kit.

Thank you

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Tiana Smith said...

I'm a follower :) As for which song ... hmmm ... probably something from the boy band era, like Backstreet Boys. Mmmbop! Omigosh, I just remembered Hansen, but anytime I hear that I love it!

Rosalyn said...

I'm a follower--I can't think of a good embarrassing song right now, but I do love musicals, which frequently embarrasses my husband. Does that count?

Bailey the Awesome one said...

I am embarrassed to say I like the song never say never by Justin Beiber...

Stevens Family said...

I am a follower.

I like the Beautiful song by One Direction. I like to hum it and sing the words in the car. My daughters don't appreciate this very much as neither of them like the song as much as I do! Do you think I ruined it for them? Nah, couldn't be that!

Jillyn said...

I like the song Call Me Maybe, and hate myself a little for it.

Alicia said...

I am a follower.
I love the Veggie Tales songs. Luckily my kids are young enough that I can satisfy my embarrassing addiction, in a few years though, I don't know...

Melinda said...

Love love love that your books are so clean! My husband hates that I'd rather listen to show tunes than anything else.
I follow. :)

Allerednic said...

Hmm. . .a song I liked that I'm embarrassed to like. There's kind of a lot of those. . .but we'll go with Because You Live by Jesse McCartney from the Princess Diaries soundtrack :)

Heather said...

I fell in love with What you waiting for by Gwen Stefani thanks to Just Dance 3. I tried to do the same as you and just yelled silly real loud because we don't say shut up in our house. Except when I decided to download it (for mom's ears only), I found out they edited it for the game. Whoops! Kinda stinks, because it's such a catchy song.

I'm a follower!

Rachel Q said...

I'm a little embarrassed to like Miley Cyrus' "Party in the USA". A song I don't really like, but when it was popular would get stuck in my head very easily because it's so catchy is Shaggy's "It wasn't me." That one is AWFUL but the singer unfortunately has a good voice and I liked the tune.

Joseph Ramirez said...

Embarrassing - I like two or three Taylor Swift songs, and I'm a dude. Seriously? Seriously.

And I'm a follower.

Erika said...

There are too many to name...maybe Don't Stop Believing by Journey:p
Thanks!
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Erika said...

New follower
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Andrea said...

I decided to be embarrassed about liking "Call Me Maybe" after a friend was making fun of it on Facebook. My Zumba teacher has a really fun dance to it though, so I'm not going to not like it just because of haters. ;)

I follow your blog.

Maggie Richardson said...

I have several Hilary Duff songs on my i-pod....

Sierra said...

Ooh, that song is so catchy I keep getting it stuck in my head :/ They need to do a cleaner version! Ummmmm...probably the two Justin Bieber songs on my ipod. Yup they're the most embarrassing. I'm a follower :) Can we enter on both blogs??? Sierra
Keep growing beautiful!

Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

That Call Me Maybe song lol It is very catchy! Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC Jennifer Messerschmidt

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emfawcett said...

Songs from the nickelodeon movie, Rags! I'm a follower!

Kate Fuller said...

There really isn't a song that I'm embarrassed to like. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jennifer Hoyt said...

I don't really get embarrassed by songs. I listen to a lot of obscure Broadway musicals and I love ABBA, but everyone who knows me knows these things.

jlchoyt at gmail dot com

Hannah said...

Never Say Never by Justin Beiber. :D
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Sara A said...

i really like the song from backstreet boys, "as long as you love me." it's embarrassing on many levels for me but mostly b/c i'm a teen.

Linda Kish said...

I'm too old to be embarrassed by anything anymore. I suppose I am embarrassed that I still like Vanilla Ice's songs even though I can't think of any titles right now.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Leigh Seeley said...

I feel totally embarrassed to listen to any Barbie soundtracks... I follow the blog :)

Jen said...

Thank you for writing clean romance books. I love lending out books and it makes it so much easier to do this without worrying.
I follow via GFC
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Katrina Mortensen said...

I'm a Elvis fan so I love his music. I'm not really embarrassed by it though:)

I'm a follower

Miranda D Nelson said...

There are a couple of Britney Spears songs I can't help but dance to when they come on my ipod. Toxic is a secret favorite of mine (I guess it's not so secret anymore!)

I am a follower! Thanks for this fun contest!

Silent Poet said...

An embarrassing song that I like is The Hampster Dance Song. I follow on GFC as Rachael Henzman. Thanks for the giveaway!

-Rachael Henzman
lostandfound1220@hotmail.com

Misha said...

Hmm~ Probably "The Call" by Backstreet Boys .__. I also have a lot of songs from musicals on my iPod~ shh.
GFC: Misha
MostlyMisha[at]gmail[dot]com
Thank you for the chance to win!

The Sisters said...

I still like to listen n-sync and backstreet boys sometimes. I know they are super uncool now, but sometimes their so catchy.
I follow you blog as Ben

Tanaya and Tim said...

The song I've had in my head is "Pop goes my heart" that makes fun of 80s songs in the movie Music and Lyrics. I showed the hilarious music video to my husband a few days ago and can't stop singing it! I love pretty much any upbeat 80's song.

I'm a follower

Anna Maria Junus said...

Sugar sugar by the Archies. Yes it shows my age.

Cassandra! :D said...

I really like a
L the old Disney channel stars songs
From back before their lives got messed up.

I'm a follower. :)

Dena McMurdie said...

Kate Perry. Just about every one of her songs is super catchy and super nasty. I have a love/hate relationship with her music.

I'm already a follower.

GirlforChrist said...

Ugh, my guilty song is definitely E.T--I love the beat, but I try not to listen to the words... :(

Danielle B! said...

I'm kind of embarrassed for liking Taylor Swift. Most of my friends can't stand her! I'm starting to not like her as much because her music isn't very country anymore. I absolutely love Florence + The Machine; I don't think I've ever heard them swear or have any bad references. I also love Regina Spektor, she has a beautiful voice.

I'm a follower! :D Thanks!

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starryblue said...

Video Killed The Radio Star
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Sharmaine Chan said...

Hmmm.. I'm not sure, because the songs I like are all okay, i guess. And thanks for the giveaway! :)

New blog follower :)

Mikelene said...

I'm embarrassed every time I hear Chris Montez's song "let's Dance. I always thought it was Lead Ants.

megs said...

I always loved Alanis Morrisette when I was a teenager, and if you know her songs, you know there is some rotten stuff in them. He he... Don't tell my kids!

Tabby Williams said...

Spice Up Your Life by Spice Girls. Yep, that dreadful 90's pop, but what are you gonna do?

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Thanks for the giveaway!

Christy Maurer said...

I should probably be embarrassed that I like Disney singers and their songs, but I do! They are so peppy and they do have good voices! :)

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Christy Maurer said...

I follow you on GFC as Christy Maurer.

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Erin Edwards said...

Okay, this just goes to show how "clean" your books are and what kind of readers become fans; most are embarrassed by a bunch of clean songs like Disney, and Musicals, or just unpopular musicians. So I'm *really* embarrassed but I'm going to go with something my kids would not approve of the words to (which includes several of the country songs I like), something like "I like my women just a little on the trashy side." I have no idea who it's by, too embarrassed to every own it, but I find it so funny. Now I have to get up the courage to hit "publish" on this comment. Maybe I'll hide from the screen while I do it and no one will know it's me. :)

I'm a follower.

wwe11 said...

I'm embarrassed that I still like Danger Zone.
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Naveed said...

I am your new follower do you like me here !

Tressa said...

Dido (does that date me?) from your other site. . .
I like dancing to Ice, Ice, Baby and have liked it since high school. It does have a great beat.

GFC - Tressa
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Alexa said...

I really love Toby Keith's I wanna talk about me. My family made that my theme song when I was about 7...apparently I was a little selfish. :) It makes me smile whenever I hear it. It is a huge inside joke in my family and none of my friends understand it. I follow!

Tiffany Drew said...

Ok, I'll admit it. I still love Milli Vanilli's Girl I'm Gonna Miss You. I know, they weren't even singing. But I don't care who sang it, I like it!

GFC follower Tiffany Drew
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Mona said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)

Umm...the songs I like that I'm embarrassed about aren't exactly clean:
. Loosen Up Your Buttons -- Pussycat Dolls
. Sexyback -- Justin Timberlake/Timbaland
. Promiscuous -- Nelly Furtado/Timbaland

GFC(MonaG)
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Stephanie said...

Umm probably My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion. Most people probably like the song, but I don't think most people listen to it as often as I do :)

GFC: Stephanie

CoplanRanch said...

Thanks for the book give away.

Anonymous said...

It's terrible but... I really like Cody Simpson songs. Yes, he is terrible but his songs are actually very catchy.

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xxsquigglesxx said...

I love all of the songs from Veggie Tales! They're so cute and fun!

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Maria Hoagland said...

I hate to admit that I kinda like that catchy tune, "Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy..." Seems like such a teeny-bopper song ;)

And I'm a follower.

Holly Letson said...

I am a huge fan of the boybands, like BBMak, BackStreet Boys, and *NSync. I know that music is for teenagers. But, it's catchy and I still love it.

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Lisa said...

I like that Sheryl crow and kid rock song about pictures...but there is line in the song about cocaine and whiskey that makes it mute-worthy. I'm going to go push the follow button!

A. M. said...

I like listening to songs from "the Lorax"...at least, some of them anyway :). Mostly "Let it Grow" and "Thneedville"...they're quite catchy.
I'm a follower.

Gabbie said...

I'm a follower!

And I like SOS by the Jonas Brothers!(;

Lois D. Brown said...

I know what you mean. I have made a few runs to the CD player as well when something unexpected comes up. :)

Lois

Daniel M said...

i got the power! forget who does it - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Steelefamily said...

Hey I just met you, and this is crazy, but here's my number so call me maybe. My daughter goes up to strangers and sings this! I should stop promoting such lyrics at home :)

Tami Valentine said...

I love the Macarena!

Tami Valentine said...

I follow you on GFC at Tami Valentine

Jessie Clark said...

As a 28 year old I feel silly that I love the soundtrack from the tv show Victorious. But hey, it is really catchy! I'm a follower :)

Julie said...

Love this topic! There is a variety of music I listen to that I probably should be embarrassed about...Cheetah Girls, Victorious, Neil Diamond, Shaun Cassidy, Backstreet Boys. I love them all!

ruthhill74 said...

7I can't say I'm embarrassed, but I do like "who Let the Dogs Out?"

gfc follower (Ruth)
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Lo said...

lol. Ok, I'm guilty. Turn "Kiss" by Prince on and I can't--CAN'T--help but dance around the kitchen as I clean. :S What a FUN giveaway, Janette!

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Sky said...

I love this question!
I really like the classic Disney songs (like Part of Your World), but I'm not that embarrassed to say so. So I guess my answer would be that I like...ha, well I like "Can I Have This Dance" from High School Musical. If I sang it in the halls at school I'm pretty sure I'd get some very weird looks, but the melody and harmonies are just really sweet :)

Anonymous said...

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