Four free books and a chance to win a fab week in the sun
If everything goes according to plan, I'm currently lying on a Spanish beach, reading and swimming, having just organised your holiday reading. I'm delighted to announce the imminent launch of our four-part 'Beach Reads' collection with Dunnes Stores.
Every Sunday from July 20 until August 10, you'll receive a free book at Dunnes Stores when you buy the Sunday Independent. Each book detailed below has been hand-picked by us, for your entertainment and is free with a copy of the Sunday Independent in over 95 Dunnes Stores.
If you buy the paper elsewhere, bring your token from page 2 to your nearest Dunnes to redeem your free book, while stocks last. We're so excited about this that we're giving away a fab holiday for two in Turkey, courtesy of our friends in Sunway.
You could win a fantastic holiday at the four-star Palmin Sunset Plaza hotel in Kusadasi. The hotel overlooks the sparkling blue Aegean Sea and the sandy beach can be reached by a steep path. The well-known Ladies Beach and Green Beach are both within walking distance.
The fabulous prize is for two adults sharing and must be taken in September 2014. It may not be exhanged for a different holiday or cash alternative ,and is non-transferable. The prize includes flights, airport transfers, 7 nights' B&B accommodation in the four-star Palmin Sunset Plaza hotel, Kusadasi, 20kg checked-in baggage allowance, resort representative service and all taxes.
To be in with a chance of winning simply complete the title of this book, which is part of the Sunday Independent's Beach Reads collection: _________ Families
Text BEACH your answer and name (e.g. BEACH B Kate Ryan) to 57003 or call 1515 415 003. T&Cs: €1.02 per call from an eircom line. Calls from other networks and mobile cost more. €1.00 per text + standard network rates. 18+. Lines close 27/07/2014. Service Provider Phonovation Ltd. Helpline 0818 217 100 This is not a subscription service. Winners will be notified by phone before 01/08/2014.
ARROW (July 20)
Bobbie is that stressed-out mum we all recognise, doing her best with her wilful offspring. Pamela is such an exemplary wife and mother she's about to run a Perfect Parents course. And just as Vanessa thinks she's left motherhood behind, the past catches up in the shape of six-year-old Sunshine. Journalist- turned-author Janey Fraser has a great take on the comedy of manners that is modern family life and captivates from page one with her touching blend of pathos, humour and sense.
EBURY PRESS (July 27)
Recounted from the perspective of three women, The Adoption tells the story of Bethan, a young Welsh girl who falls in love with, and becomes pregnant by, a German PoW working on her parents' farm. Harriet is the cold, unloving teetotaler who, along with her husband, adopts the child. Lucilla is in her 40s when she starts the search for her birth mother. Award-winning writer Anne Berry examines motherhood and identity in this poignant, thoughtful novel.
black lace (AUG 3)
Fans of Fifty Shades of Grey will enjoy New York Times best-selling author Eden Bradley's edgy slice of erotica. Professor Mia Curry's course on alternative sexuality is very popular and allows her to keep her own dark fantasies under wraps. Until young gorgeous student Jagger James walks into her classroom. Can Mia resist this forbidden attraction? Bradley's writing has been described as elegant, intelligent and sensual, effortlessly romanitc and 'as sexy as hell.'
Arrow (AUG 10)
Enjoy escapism par excellence in Allie Spencer's lively romp. Flora's en route to San Franciso for a fab hol with boyfriend Barney. Till he dumps her. Luckily, Flora's cousin Bella lives in San Fran. A singer with Abba tribute band Abbadabbatastic, Bella's wild whirlwind of a life soon makes Flora forget her broken heart. And then a handsome stranger strolls into town...Sun-drenched in laughter and love, this is the ultimate summer read from a stalwart of the comedy romance genre.