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September 19, 2012

And the winner of the Paris giveaway is…

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… Courtney Hughes, of Richmond, Indiana.

Courtney won a signed copy of Becoming Clementine and a bag of treasures directly from Paris (thanks to Lara, one of my wonderful assistants). When I told Courtney the news, she had this to say: “I have loved the character of Velva Jean since I first read Velva Jean Learns to Drive. I fell in love with her entire family and have enjoyed reading about these wonderful characters and the imprint that each of them has left on Velva Jean as she goes through life. I look forward to the continuation of Velva Jean’s story as I read Becoming Clementine.”

Congratulations, Courtney! For those of you who entered but didn’t win, the book will be out next Tuesday…!

September 12, 2012

Passport to Paris Giveaway!

Summer 1944. Paris. A secret mission. A dangerous passion. A spellbinding story you will never forget.

Becoming Clementine takes Velva Jean to World War II France, where she works with the Resistance as a spy and falls in love with a handsome French agent…

The book will be released September 25, but you can enter now for your chance to win an autographed advance copy and an assortment of treasures directly from Paris.

Okay, so you don’t actually need your passport for this one, but this giveaway will make you feel as if you’ve spent the day in Paris. My lovely assistant Lara has just returned from a French vacation with a bag of Parisian souvenirs. What better complement to Becoming Clementine? You can read about Paris while snacking on delicious Garni de Biscuits Pur Beurre (packaged in a retro collector’s tin), rest your drink on coasters featuring some of the more famous and picturesque landmarks, and enjoy the view from your trio of mini Eiffel Towers. You can use one of the vintage postcards as a bookmark and, last but not least, hang the Mona Lisa on your fridge.

To enter, simply follow me on Twitter, like me on Facebook, and enter your name and email address here. The winner will be announced Monday, Sept 17 at 5:00 pm PDT.

In the meantime, read an excerpt, watch the trailer, and pre-order your copy now!

A family of readers

Congratulations to Lori Lambright, of Centerville, Indiana, who won a signed copy of Becoming Clementine and a gift card to the International Spy Museum Spy Store! Although I’ve never had the chance to meet Lori, the town she lives in happens to be just down the road from Richmond, Indiana, where I grew up.

Here’s what Lori had to say about reading: “We are a family of Readers! However, my daughter Emma said she had lost interest in reading so I told her that once you hit on an author you Really like then that will change! She began reading my daughter Kara’s copy of Velva Jean Learns to Drive and she couldn’t put it down! She raced through that and then onto Velva Jean Learns to Fly as I started the first book. We are Hooked! So fun to share this love of your writing with each other!”

Happy reading (and spying), Lori (and Kara and Emma, too)!

Another giveaway will be posted tomorrow, so check back here soon…

September 3, 2012

Becoming Clementine Giveaway!

Velva Jean’s third adventure finds her in occupied France during World War II… as a spy.

Elizabeth McIntosh, author of Sisterhood of Spies, and one of the most celebrated spy girls of the OSS, says, “Reading this splendid novel allowed me to vicariously share wartime adventures with a sister spy. Velva Jean had everything that was required of us operatives in OSS (Office of Strategic Services), a forerunner of the CIA. She had the courage to survive undercover behind enemy lines in constant danger. She carried out life-threatening orders without question and bravely faced capture. Becoming Clementine is a spellbinding spy saga.”

And Pam Jenoff, bestselling author of The Kommandant’s Girl and The Diplomat’s Wife, writes, “Becoming Clementine is a spirited tale of courage, honor and loyalty. Jennifer Niven succeeds in not only illuminating an important and little-known role played by women during the war, but creating an unforgettable and heartfelt story that will resonate with readers far and wide.”

Becoming Clementine will be released September 25, but you can enter now for your chance to win an early bird copy and a $25 gift card to the International Spy Museum’s Spy Store!

To enter, simply follow me on Twitter, like me on Facebook, and enter your name and email address here.  The winner will be announced Monday, Sept 10 at 5:00 pm PDT.

In the meantime, read an excerpt, watch the trailer, and pre-order your copy now!