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Monday, October 5, 2009

Breaking The Bank by Yona Zeldis McDonough - Book Tour and Quick Giveaway

WINNERS of 2 copies of "Breaking the Bank" are Brenda Rupp and Indigo Ravenwood! Thank you for stopping by my blog! I'll be contacting you via email for your addresses!
(by the way, check out Brenda's blog http://dancealertreads.blogspot.com/ - very cool!)

Have you ever wished the bank would just give you some free money? Free money that you didn’t have to pay back?

In Yona Zeldis McDonough’s latest book, “Breaking The Bank,” the idea of free money and it’s consequences turns one woman’s world upside down.

Mia Saul is a single mom, doing the best she can to get by. Her husband left her for a manicurist, she lives in a dilapidated apartment building that’s none too safe, and she is juggling temporary jobs as a freelance editor. Her daughter Eden has not adapted well to life without her father and is having severe behavior problems at school.

But one day, a miracle occurs. An ATM mistakenly gives Mia more money than she requests. Giddy at the sudden windfall, Mia wonders if the bank will realize their mistake. But when it happens again, and again – each time, the amount of money growing, Mia is both mystified and worried, especially when she receives a cryptic message to “use it well.”

Suddenly a little flush with money, Mia is able to do more things for her daughter, and remembering the machine’s message, she also gives to those around her in as much need as she is. But then little things begin to go wrong – her family thinks she’s crazy, her boyfriend doesn’t trust her, and then there’s the little matter of being accused of murdering a drug dealer…and Mia finds that perhaps her luck has run out just as suddenly as it had appeared.

McDonough takes her readers on a thrilling ride into the world of “what if” in this captivating novel. The characters are quirky and charming, especially the daring darling Patrick Fitzpatrick, and the story flows like a fine wine – smooth and easy.

So, keep dreaming of that magical ATM that can make all dreams come true. Just remember, nothing ever really comes that easy.

About The Author:

Yona Zeldis McDonough is the author of the novels “The Four Temperaments” and “In Dahlia’s Wake.” She is also the editor of the essay collections “The Barbie Chronicles: A Living Doll Turns Forty” and “All The Available Light: A Marilyn Monroe Reader.”

Her short fiction, articles, and essays have been published in anthologies as well as in numerous national magazines, and newspapers. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Check out her website at http://www.yonazeldismcdonough.com/


Sarah Reidy with Simon and Schuster has generously offered 2 copies of "Breaking The Bank" as a giveaway.

Leave a comment with what your favorite "money" fantasty is, and I'll draw for a winner tomorrow! Be sure to leave your email address, so I can get hold of you!

Tell your friends! This is a great book!!


Indigo said...

I've been wanting to read this book, thanks for the opportunity!

My money fantasy would be to get a cabin out in the middle of nowhere and simply write. No neighbors, my dog could roam without a leash and I can build a cat house for all the strays I take in until they're fixed and can be re-homed.

It's rather simple fantasy based on peace and compassion for the soul.

Thanks again for the opportunity! Indigo


mamaegg88@yahoo.com said...

I would like to read this book from your preview. My money fantasy would be to buy a ship that accommodates elderly folk like a retirement home/nursing home and give them the experience of travel and being treated like a super guest. All free to those who don't have the money to do such. I in turn would get the pleasure of traveling with and hearing their histories of life.

Sheila Deeth said...

Sounds a really delightful read.

sdeeth at msn dot com

Marilu said...

Wow! This sounds great! I would love to read this.
My money fantasy....depends on how much I have!
I would buy a new house, buy my dad a house, pay off my mother's mortgage, and put money away for the post secondary education for my 2 children, as well as down payments for their first homes. I would donate a good portion to the CPA (Canadian Paraplegic Association), in support of those living with spinal cord injuries, and in search of a cure! Oh there are so many things I would do!!
Thanks for the opprotunity to read about this book, and entry to win it.


Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Wow, what an interesting premise for a plot! I'll have to check this one out. Thanks, Sharon!

Mystery Writing is Murder

edmontonjb said...

I'm not sure if this is open to Canada, but I'll leave my entry just in case. My money fantasy is to win the lottery, a big jackpot. I like to fantasize about how I would help out friends and family. It would be an amazing feeling to take the daily money stresses off of the people you love.

Brenda said...

My fantasy is having enough money that my husband won't have to work and we'll have plent for traveling the US, and won't have to worry about working for health care.

dancealet at aol dot com

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

oh gosh, you guys...i'm sorry, but S&S is only offering for US addresses only. I'm sure sorry I forgot to put that in the blog! But I sure appreciate you coming by!

Petty Witter said...

A friend of mine has just finished this and absolutely raved about it, she said it was the first book in a long time that had made her sit up and really think. Combine this with your review and I'm going to have to read it for myself.

Gwendolyn B. said...

Well, if my entry in getting in on time . . . my favorite money fantasy is to win the lottery, fund my family, quit my job, and devote most of my time to making art - in a lovely little house with an ocean view!

thanks for the chance to win this book - I'm looking forward to reading it!

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com