"With all the doom and gloom in the world, I thought it was the perfect time for something fun and lighthearted," says the author. "There's nothing better than a romance novel to lift your spirits and take your mind off your problems. The theme and setting of my new book made this contest a natural."
To enter, readers must tell Carly about the luckiest moment of their lives, in 25 words or less. One lucky reader will win $1,000 to try her luck in any way she chooses. One entry will be chosen to win the prize, which can be used for a trip to Vegas, 1,000 lottery tickets--or just to pay a bill. It's up to the winner's discretion to decide.
In LUCKY STREAK, New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips continues to explore the effects of an old family curse upon the current generation of Corwin men (HQN Books, June 2009). The second book in her new trilogy, this is Mike Corwin's story. When he awakens in Vegas $100,000 richer and married to the gorgeous Amber, Mike thinks he's hit the jackpot. The bad news is that Amber's a con who takes his money and runs. Seems the family curse has finally hit him. Hard. But to Amber, Mike isn't business as usual. If only she didn't need the money to ensure her father's safety, she might actually have fallen for the intense lawman. But when he catches up to her and the attraction kicks in, her biggest problem isn't getting caught--it's figuring out how to catch him for the second time.
To enter online, readers should visit follow the onscreen entry instructions and tell Carly Phillips and HQN Books in twenty-five (25) words or less the luckiest thing that ever happened to them. To enter via mail, readers should hand-print (or type), on an 8 1/2" x 11" plain piece of paper, full name, mailing address, telephone number and the luckiest thing that ever happened to them, in twenty-five (25) words or less and send it to "The Carly Phillips Lucky Streak Contest 20902." In the U.S.: 3010 Walden Ave., P.O. Box 9069, Buffalo, NY 14269-9069 or in Canada: 225 Duncan Mill Road, Don Mills, ON M3B 3K9. The contest begins at 12:01 a.m. (ET) on May 26, 2009, and ends at 11:59 p.m. (ET) on June 30, 2009. Online entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on June 30, 2009. Mail-in entries must be postmarked by June 30, 2009, and received by July 7, 2009.
Readers can learn more about the contest and review the official contest rules and regulations at www.eHarlequin.com/LuckyStreakContest. A copy of the Official Rules can also be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope (postage not required from residents of VT) to "The Carly Phillips Lucky Streak Contest 20902 Rules," 225 Duncan Mill Road, Don Mills, ON M3B 3K9, Canada. Limit one (1) entry per person. If more than one (1) entry is received from the same person, only the first eligible entry submitted will be considered. By entering the contest, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Harlequin Enterprises Limited (the "Sponsor"), which are final and binding.
The stock market may be down and real estate sales plunging, but happy endings are up 32%, as HQN's parent company, Harlequin Books celebrates its 60th year of providing women with exactly what they want: involving, exciting, romantic reads. There's never been a better time to read a romance--or to win $1,000.