Monday, June 21, 2010

Big Huge Reader Contest - Day 21!


Anything You Can Do by Marianne Stephens
Buy eBook from Breathless Press
Contemporary Romance

5 STAR REVIEW by Diana Coyle, NOR, REVIEWER’S TOP PICK!

What happens when a childcare, clueless male CEO mixes with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers for a week, all because of a dare? Can he keep up with the kids...and maintain his sanity...while becoming more and more attracted to the daycare's owner, the woman who issued the challenge?

When her daycare facility needs financial aid in order to offer the employees at Ryan Industries the best care for their children, Allison Minetti approaches the CEO, Jeffrey Ryan. After he fails to answer her requests for a partnership, Allison dares him to spend one week at the center. Jeff accepts the challenge and ups the ante by demanding her company for the weekend if he wins.

Instant mutual attraction leads to a week of seductive teasing and brief steamy encounters. Is there a way for them both to win? Or will someone's interference in their challenge lead to mistaken conclusions and pull them apart?

Watch the Anything You Can Do Trailer

Buy eBook from Breathless Press

Marianne Stephens Website

AUTHOR GIVEAWAY TODAY
June is National Candy month and I can't think of a better way to read a romance book than to have some wonderful chocolates nearby to munch on!  Comment today and be entered to win a $10.00 gift card to either Russell Stover or Whitman's!


REMEMBER
Commenting and/or asking questions on an author’s blog for the day will enter you into the Big Huge Reader Contest for a Pink Sony eReader or one of three boxes packed full of RT Booklovers Convention goodies. Unfortunately, due to the grand prize being an electronic and weight of the other three boxes, this contest is for US residents only.

42 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Not entering the contest as I am overseas...but this is a book that is going on my TBB list!!!!

Valerie
valb0302@yahoo.com
in Germany

Chris R said...

I love the concept of this book! I got to read this one.

Chris R
jrobe10689 @gmail.com

Kristabel Reed said...

I'm not sure I can survive a week at a daycare. With my life let alone my sanity. I like kids, but so many all at once? Hmm, no. I pity poor Ryan. He's doomed!


kristabelreed@yahoo.com

Tilly Greene said...

I'm with you, Kristabel, it would be the kids running the daycare - not me :-)

Marianne, you've given me a book to read involving something I would never be able to do or even imagine me doing - thank you!

Tilly

Suzette said...

LOL I love this idea. I worked at a daycare center and let me tell you, its not easy! I had the three year old class and were they a handful! Cant wait to see what happens. :-D

Suzette F.
latinlady6929@yahoo.com

Jean P said...

I couldn't imagine working at a daycare center. The kids would run circles around me! Book sounds like a fun read though

Pamk said...

sounds like a great story. and yum candy is a great prize too lol.

Anne said...

Sounds like a fun read. I used to babysit as a teenager, that's enough for me.

joder said...

Oh goodie, another reason to eat chocolate. As if I need another reason. I like the sound of this book and seeing a single male dealing with kids.

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Deb830 said...

Hi everyone -

I never liked babysitting b/c it always broke my heart when they cry. I'm not sure how Ryan will handle it but I'm sure he is man enough to step up. As much as I like kids, I really like those who go home to someone else.

I really, really love the cover. It's simple but intriguing.

deb ;0)

Jennifer Mathis said...

I adored this book. Great read!!

meandi09@yahoo.com

pams00 said...

This sounds like a great read, will have to pick up a copy. Congrats on being an NOR top pick!

Pam S
pams00@aol.com

April Ash said...

Hi to all,
I feel like I'm in a daycare today... am babysitting two grandsons, ages 6 months and 4-year-old!
Talk about busy!
One leaves at 6PM but the older one is an overnight visitor.
I'll check back when thing quiet (?) down again!
Thanks for all the comments about Anything You Can Do...I enjoyed testing poor Jeff and creating his reactions!
Tilly, thanks for having me here today!
Marianne/April

Patsy said...

A single male dealing with kids...the idea is almost as delicious as the chocolates will be!
mom1248(at)att(dot)net

Gina Ardito said...

What a terrific concept. I'm running over to buy my copy now! Best of luck, Marianne and wishing you many sales!

CrystalGB said...

Marianne's book sounds good. I like the cover.

Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot}com

Anonymous said...

A guy in the midst of little people-great premise for a story. One I can't wait to read.
JOYE
JWIsley(at)aol(dot)com

Cathy M said...

Cute trailer, Marianne, the soundtrack is so perfect.



caity_mack at yahoo dot com

Stephanie said...

Sounds like mayhem ensues has more control than the adults in this situation! I love it. Must make Jeffery think running a company a vacation. LOL Thanks for sharing, Marianne.

DragonStar1974@aol.com

Sandy said...

I always worked in business. When we had the grandkids, my hubby and I took turns entertaining them. lol

Can't wait to see what Marianne does to torture this guy. lol

Jane said...

Congrats on the rave review from NOR, Marianne. I'm intrigued by the premise of "Anything You Can do."

janie1215 AT excite DOT com

SiNn said...

this book is awesome Marianne does a awesome job with it great post!

mortalsinn@yahoo.com

booklover0226 said...

The book trailer is really cute. I found myself giggling while I imagined the things Jeffrey Ryan will be going through!

Thanks,
Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Fran Lee said...

Loved this book! Marianne is a top notch author and a great lady!

Rosie said...

Sounds great, please enter me to win this book! Thanks.

practimom said...

i used to work in a daycare when i was 16. those 3 years olds were tough! i do not envy Jeffrey! what gave you the idea for this book?

Sherry said...

Sounds like a very good book. I know there's no way that I could work in a daycare. I love children but I don't have the patiences to watch a group of them at one time.

sstrode@scrtc.com

Bronwyn Green said...

As a former daycare provider (18 years!) this is a book I MUST read!!!

*yadkny* said...

Hi Marianne,
Very intriguing concept. Congrats on the 5 star NOR top pick!

Lovie said...

Terrorized by toddlers in a daycare? Is it really worth it? Sounds like a great book. Added to my TBR list.

Brandlwyne said...

this sounds good and funny!!!! I hope to see more books from you...

Brandy
brandyzbooks@yahoo.com

April Ash said...

Practimom asked what gave me the idea for the book. I was watching an old movie musical, "Annie Get Your Gun" and one of the songs is "Anything You Can Do". I started thinking of a challenge that the heroine could offer the hero...and what better spot to put a man in than to get him surrounded by "little ones"...especially if he's clueless about childcare?

susan said...

I am pass the age of little ones but love them. I know my nerves would be gone very soon but glad there are day care centers around. My granddaughter works in one. susan L.

stacey said...

The book sounds good and the candy sounds great all a girl could ask for well maybe a good looking sexy male but then that is in the book.so yes all a girl can ask for.

sasluvbooks(at)yahoo.com

orelukjp0 said...

You are right. There is nothing better than chocolate to go with a great book besides ... cough...cough.
Thanks for the great contest.

Desiree Holt said...

Okay, I'm sold. It sounds great and just the kind of book I love to read.

practimom said...

yes that is a definite challenge for a man, to be around kids and not have a clue. sounds like a great book!

PhyllisC said...

I sometimes felt like I was running a day care when my 5 were little, with their friends and nieces and nephews thrown in. But I wouldn't want to run one for a living. :D

PhyllisC said...

forgot to leave my email address

pnc07 (at) aol (dot) com

April Ash said...

Thanks to all for your comments! The winner is:
Fran Lee...congrats, Fran!

Marianne/April

etirv said...

I enjoyed the trailer for this book!

delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

Nicole Zoltack said...

Sounds like a great book@

~Nicole
Nicole.Zoltack AT gmail.com