Anna And The French Kiss & Giveaway

I've stalked followed Stephanie Perkins through her blog for quite a while. Her posts about HBM (Hot British Men) are legendary. So when her debut, Anna And The French Kiss, came out, I ran as fast as I could to Borders and picked it up.

I read it in two days. It would have been a single sitting if I hadn't fallen asleep against my will a mere fifty pages from the end.

                                                                      From Goodreads:
Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris—until she meets √Čtienne St. Claire: perfect, Parisian (and English and American, which makes for a swoon-worthy accent), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home.

As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near-misses end with the French kiss Anna—and readers—have long awaited?

Words fail me. With this wonderful love story between Anna and √Čtienne (sounds dreamy, huh? You've NO idea), Steph was able to tap into those high school memories of shy glances and accidental contact that made your palms sweat and heart beat faster. Those moments you would desperately love to have frozen in time so you could revisit them over and over again. 

Did I mention Paris? Descriptions dripping with so much decadence they compelled me to add this city that I've never before really wanted to visit straight to the top of my bucket list. 

This book is, in a word, gorgeous. The best YA romance I can remember reading. EVER.  I loved it so much that I want to give one of you the chance to win it. 

Here's how: 

Just leave me a comment with your email address (+1). No following required although I love to make new friends! Please make sure either The Book Depository or Amazon ships to your location and you're all set!

Extra entries:

GFC Follower +1
Twitter Follower +1 
Network Blog Follower +1
Tweet this contest +1
Blog mention +1
Goodreads Friend  +1

Just leave the appropriate links in your comment and your total number of entries. Contest ends on Monday, January 31st and I'll announce the winner as chosen by random.org on February 1st. 

Even if you don't win it from me, please find a way to get your hands on it. And keep an eye out for Lola And The Boy Next Door due out September 2011.


Colene Murphy said...

Awesome contest! I'm so excited that you loved it so much! I already have it so please don't waste an entry on me! Just wanted to let you know how excited I was now!

Lisa_Gibson said...

I've been dying to read this book. That's for the chance to win it. :)
GFC Follower +1 (Lisa_Gibson)
Twitter Follower +1 (@lgibsonwriting)
Goodreads Friend +1 (Lisa Gibson)
For a total of 4 entries. Yay!

gideon 86 said...

Sounds like a really sweet book. I not supposed to admit this because I'm guy but, I love paris and had a wonderful first kiss there in my first year of college. Those were the days. Nice memories that I could live through Etienne and Anna all over again.

follower +1

Twitter follower +1

Tweeted +1

mculi at aol dot come +1

Total of 4 entries.

Thanks Lisa.

Melissa said...

1 entry for me! This is so awesome!


Rogue Mutt said...

Sounds like it would make for a good movie.

Rachel Morgan said...

Oh, yay, yay! A giveaway! I can't wait to read this book. EVERYONE seems to love it!

GFC follower +1
Twitter follower +1
Tweeted contest +1

Lisa Potts said...

Colleen, have you read it yet? You have to let me know what you think.

Lisa, you're welcome. Thanks for entering!

Michael, what a wonderful memory!

Melissa, thanks. It really is a great book.

RM, it would make a good movie as long as Mylie Cyrus was nowhere NEAR it.

Rachel, the praise for this book is well deserved.

Jessie Harrell said...

Oh - I've been dying to read this one. please enter me.
I'm a GFC follower, twitter follower and goodreads friend - so +3
thanks for the opportunity!

Catherine Stine said...

Thanks for turning us onto this. I like novels set in other countries!

Elizabeth Kolodziej said...

Hi! New to your blog but I love it so i'm following and added you as a friend on goodreads.
This book sounds great! Would love to win it. :)


<3's and fangs,
Liz ^_^

Carolyn Abiad said...

It's on my wish list. :) One entry please.

Margo Benson said...

I'm hearing loads of great things about this book from all over! I'm definately going to read it (I don't think I'm eligable for your contest but margo.benson@yahoo.co.uk anyway!)

Thank you for posting this and....go visit Paris :-)

Lisa Potts said...

Jessie, consider yourself entered.

Catherine, you're very welcome.

Elizabeth, yay! I love new friends!

Carolyn, you got it.

Margo, I believe the Book Depository ships to you, so it's all good.

Meredith said...

I already have this book, so I'm not entering the contest, but I am so obsessed with Anna and the French Kiss! It totally makes me want to go to Paris. And fall in love with a boy like Etienne :)

erica and christy said...

GAH!! I want this book, but I don't tweet and I don't know what GFC is and I don't know how to network blog and I will try to blog about it, but our blogfest is tomorrow and I know I'll forget. Did I mention GAH!!

So I get one point. And, hopefully, a little sympathy (hehe). See you tomorrow!

Lisa Potts said...

Meridith, I will definitely read it again. And if I thought there was an Etienne waiting for me in Paris? I'd be on the next plane :)

Erica, don't worry. You already are a GFC (blog follower through Google)! So you actually get 2 points.

Regina said...

This is really cool. Love the coffee mug too.

regina.linton@gmail.com +1
Network Blog Follower +1
Twitter Follower +1
Goodreads Friend +1

+4 for me. Thanks

erica and christy said...

Ooh! I want the book!
follower +1
twitter follower +1
will tweet +1
comment and email +1

lynnea dot. west @ gmail dot com


Germaine Dulac said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

+1 Comment
+1 GFC follower
+1 Twitter follower
+1 Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/germainedulac/status/30854448603471872
+1 Blog sidebar: http://lastpagefirst-germaine.blogspot.com/
+1 Goodreads friend


Madeleine said...

Oh wow now that does sound like an excellent read. I absolutely love finding my inner romantic teenager and just reliving those sensations as you describe of the anticipated desperately and wished for romantic experiences. Sounds fav.
BTW I am a follower and a commenter and will advertise your giveaway, but sadly don't twit or FB. However, I will add my email address ;O)

Amie Kaufman said...

Gosh, I am dying to read this book!

Email: amiekaufman ~at~ gmail dot com

+1 - GFC follower
+ 1 - Twitter follower
+1 - tweeted
+1 - blogged
+1 Goodreads Friend
= 6!

Blog: http://amiekaufman.com/?p=204
Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/AmieKaufman/status/30933976713535488

Lisa said...

Sounds great! I've been wanting to read this one for awhile!

lisagalek at gmail dot com

WritersBlockNZ said...

Ooooh I've been wanting to read this book for ages. I'm a twitter follower.

Mrs. Beaumont said...

I'm a high school librarian and this is on the reading list for me and several of my students. I used to be a French teacher, so I'm really excited to read it. Please enter my name. Thank you.

sablelexi said...

I've been interested in reading this book.
I'm a GFC follower
I'm a twitter follower as @sablelexi
I'm Goodreads Friend as Jennelle S*

4 total entries.

jlynettes @ hotmail . com

Julie Musil said...

I've heard such great things about this book! I just retweeted your tweet (@juliemusil). Thanks for the contest!

Beth said...

I would love to win this book! Thanks for a great contest!

Beth said...

Oh, and I'm a new follower too.

Andrea Mack said...

This sounds like I book I'd enjoy. Please enter me in your contest (amackca@hotmail.com)

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