Monday, October 4, 2010

Meet Me In Manhattan Free Book Event & Giveaway!

Please join me for a Tweet-Up and Book Giveaway for Meet Me In Manhattan by Judith Arnold.  I was excited when I was invited to share this event by HCI Books,  and this romance novel,  which is part of a reality based series is going to be a fantastic read.  By registering for the event you could win the first three books in "The Vows"  Series.  Don't miss out,  go register for this fun and exciting event before Tuesday 9pm EST/6PST.  Hope to see you all there :).


HCI Books Presents First Reality-Based RomanceT Live Tweetup Event

Free books, free chapters, and free tweets will help launch a new
Reality-Based RomanceT line of books at a live Reality Romance Tweetup on
Twitter October 5, 2010 at 9:00 p.m.ET. Romance author Judith Arnold will
tweet live with romance novel fans, along with Ted Skala and Erika
Fredell, the real-life couple whose true love story became the plot of the
romance novel, "Meet Me In Manhattan."

Deerfield Beach, Florida (PRWEB) October 4, 2010 -- On Tuesday, October 5,
at 9:00 p.m.ET, HCI, the publisher of the original Chicken Soup for the
Soul books, will conduct the first "Reality-Based RomanceT Tweetup event
as part of the launch of their new True Vows book series. For an entire
hour, romance readers will have the opportunity to tweet with the author
and the real-life couple who had their true love story featured in the
book, Meet Me in Manhattan.

Each of the first three books in the True Vows series matches a real life
couple with a real romance novelist resulting in a whole new romance novel
category. For the event, tweeters can tweet in a live Q&A session about
Meet Me in Manhattan with the author, Judith Arnold and Ted Skala and
Erika Fredell, the reality romance stars of the book.

The first 100 to register for the Reality Romance Tweetup event will be
eligible to win a complete set of the first three Reality-Based RomanceT
books in the True Vows series which include: Meet Me In Manhattan, The
Icing on the Cake, and Hard to Hold. By simply registering at, readers and tweeters will get to read the
first five chapters of Meet Me in Manhattan prior to the event. Free books
will be given away every ten minutes during the Tweetup event.

Ted Skala and Erika Fredell were the perfect New Jersey high school sweethearts. Like many teens, Ted and Erika spend plenty of time in parked cars under the stars, but there was so much more between them than the chemistry that ignited their courtship, and Ted couldn't imagine a life without Erika. By graduation he was ready to get engaged. Erika, however, was ready to spread her wings, and faraway she flew to college. She broke his heart. She sailed the world.

Fast forward sixteen years. Living in Manhattan, Erika successfully climbs the corporate ladder but her love life stinks. Ted is also living the life of a successful businessman in Manhattan, and he's involved in a serious relationship.

Problem is, he still can't get Erika out of his system. When fate intervenes and their paths cross, the result is emotionally explosive and that old black magic is back with the force of a super nova. But Erika once ravaged his heart: How can Ted ever trust her again? And now that he's seriously involved with another woman, how can Erika hope for a second chance with the man she never should have let go?

Meet Me In Manhattan is a classic love story that is told as only Judith Arnold can tell it. With a deep grasp of the complexities of the human heart, this acclaimed author explores Ted Skala and Erika Fredell's compelling true story of a lost love unexpectedly found again.  (From Judith's Website)

The True Vows series of "reality-based romance" novels where a real-life
love story is paired with a successful romance targets romance novel
readers and viewers of reality television. According to the Nielsen
ratings, 15 million people watched The Bachelor propose and 11.5 million
people watched The Bachelorette get proposed to. The Romance Writers of
America reports that over 70 million Americans read romance novels and 29
million Americans read romance novels regularly. True Vows "marries" these
two media in this new genre-bending book series. And, all love stories are
candidates for the series and readers are welcome to submit theirs on the