Sunday, July 19, 2015

Author Meet & Greet: Jenny Milchman (Plus Giveaway!!!) - GIVEAWAY CLOSED

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of seeing author Jenny Milchman. She's now on tour for her latest book, As Night Falls. I've already read this book and loved it...you can read my review here

The event was a little different than most of the usual author events I've been to as this one was a luncheon and wasn't so much a book talk as it was a discussion on how to balance it all while never losing sight of your dreams. The event was sponsored by Sparta Books and held at Ristorante Il Porto on Lake Mohawk in Sparta, NJ. There were 16 women there and it such a lovely afternoon. The food was delicious and the company was great.

Jenny started the discussion off by discussing how the long road it took to get her books published and way she has handled that with raising her children. She talked about the many decisions she's had to make with regards to her children, including deciding to take them on the road for her first book tour which lasted 7 months! 

What was great about this event was that she didn't want it to be one-sided where she did all the talking, nor was it geared just towards parents trying to balance it all. There were a few of us, me included, who were not parents, but still have plenty on our plates that we are trying to balance - our spouses, work, home, hobbies, etc. She left us with some things to think about while we ate our lunch and then resumed the conversation after while we had dessert. It was a great discussion amongst everyone.

I really enjoyed the afternoon and as part of the event, I left with a signed copy of the book. Because I already have a copy, which I was also able to get signed, you, my readers, will benefit as I now have 1 signed copy up for grabs...see below for details!!! 


Me & Jenny at Il Porto Ristorante





Title: As Night Falls   
Author: Jenny Milchman         
Published: June 2015, Ballantine Books   
Format: Hardcover, 384 pages   


From the acclaimed author of Ruin Falls and Cover of Snow comes a breathless new novel of psychological suspense about a dark, twisted turn of events that could shatter a family—a read perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, Chris Bohjalian, and Nancy Pickard.

Sandy Tremont has always tried to give her family everything. But, as the sky darkens over the Adirondacks and a heavy snowfall looms, an escaped murderer with the power to take it all away draws close.

In her isolated home in the shadowy woods, Sandy prepares dinner after a fight with her daughter, Ivy. Upstairs, the fifteen-year-old—smart, brave, and with every reason to be angry tonight—keeps her distance from her mother. Sandy’s husband, Ben, a wilderness guide, arrives late to find a home simmering with unease.

Nearby, two desperate men on the run make their way through the fading light, bloodstained and determined to leave no loose ends or witnesses. After almost twenty years as prison cellmates, they have become a deadly team: Harlan the muscle, Nick the mind and will. As they approach a secluded house and look through its windows to see a cozy domestic scene, Nick knows that here he will find what he’s looking for . . . before he disappears forever.

Opening the door to the Tremont home, Nick brings not only a legacy of terror but a secret that threatens to drag Sandy with him into the darkness.


GIVEAWAY DETAILS - (US only)  
One reader can win a signed copy of As Night Falls by Jenny Milchman.  To enter the giveaway, please fill out the form by July 24th.



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This giveaway is open to US residents only and ends July 24th.


Good Luck!!! 

3 comments:

  1. What a wonderful event! Wish I lived in an area where this could happen more often. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  2. I agree, that sounds like a really special event. I would love to read Jenny's book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. It was so great that you were able to make it. We should get together again soon!

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