Book Spotlight: So Pretty It Hurts by Kate White & Giveaway

March 24th, 2012

Good Saturday morning everyone!  I hope you are all having a great weekend so far.  We’re under a bit of snow here – we got a good pile of snow over the last few days.  Sammy is loving it!  Today I’m going to spotlight So Pretty It Hurts by Kate White for you all which is the newest edition to the Bailey Weggin’s mystery series although it sounds to me as though it could stand quite well on it’s own its own too.  Let’s take a look at what the book is about and stay tuned for the giveaway at the end of the post as well!

 

About So Pretty It Hurts by Kate White (from Kate’s website)

Bailey Weggins, the thirty-something, true crime journalist for Buzz, a leading celebrity magazine, needs a break. Plenty busy with her day job, her freelance work, and trying to get her first book noticed, she barely has time for her recently exclusive boyfriend, Beau Regan, much less herself. When Beau goes out of town, Bailey accepts an invitation with her friend Jesse to a music mogul’s weekend house in upstate New York.

But, the relaxing weekend getaway turns out to be more like an Agatha Christie whodunit. A weird tension has infected all the guests—a glamorous crowd of journalists and models, including the famous, and famously thin, supermodel Devon Barr. An impending snowstorm only adds to the tension. When Devon’s cold, lifeless body is found in her bed, Bailey immediately suspects foul play: she can’t shake the memory of a fearful and angry Devon shivering in the woods outside the house, whispering , “I have to get out here . . . It’s not safe for me.”

When evidence goes missing from the crime scene, Bailey once again finds herself a moving target—running closer to the truth and farther from safety.

Read an excerpt
Buy So Pretty It Hurts at Amazon US, Amazon Canada, and B&N

 

About Kate White (from Kate’s website)

Kate White is recognized internationally as not only the veteran editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, the bestselling young women’s magazine in the world, but also the critically acclaimed author of both fiction and nonfiction books. Few high-profile editors have successfully balanced the rigors of overseeing a major magazine with a thriving and independent writing career.

It all began when Kate won Glamour magazine’s Top Ten College Women contest and appeared on the cover. She earned a position at the magazine and quickly rose from editorial assistant to feature writer and columnist. After holding key jobs at several national magazines, she became an editor-in-chief, running four magazines (including Redbook) before taking the helm at Cosmopolitan in 1998. In the 13 years she’s been at Cosmo, guaranteed circulation has grown by 700,000. She also oversees Cosmo Books, Cosmopolitan.com, and the apps Cosmo produces.

Drawing on experiences from her successful career, Kate published the bestselling career bible, Why Good Girls Don’t Get Ahead… but Gutsy Girls Do. Her next career book, Sweet Success: How to Get It, Run With It, Savor It, will be published in Fall 2012.

Kate also has a passion for writing fiction. Penning her first novel, If Looks Could Kill, in 2002—which was selected as Live With Regis and Kelly’s first Reading With Ripa book-club pick and shot to number one on Amazon—Kate introduced her feisty and irreverent sleuth, Bailey Weggins. Bailey went on to solve more grisly murders and entertain readers in A Body to Die For (2003), Til Death Do Us Part (2004), Over Her Dead Body (2005), and then again in Lethally Blond (2007), all New York Times bestsellers. The next Bailey Weggins mystery, So Pretty It Hurts, will be published in 2012.

Kate’s first stand-alone thriller, Hush, was published by HarperCollins in March 2010 and became a New York Times bestseller. Her next thriller, The Sixes, published in 2012, is the story of Phoebe Hall, who takes a job teaching at a college and discovers a secret society on campus that may be responsible for several grisly murders.

Kate’s writer’s eye has been described by The New York Times as “scathingly observant,” capturing “the mood…with a verisimilitude some of her peers might recognize.” The Los Angeles Times says of Kate’s work: “It’s like devouring a box of chocolates!”

Through her magazine work and her books, Kate White has influenced at least two generations of women with her unique honesty, passion, and imagination. She is the winner of the Matrix Award for Outstanding Achievement in Communication as well as the Woodhall Institute Award for Ethical Leadership.

Kate is married with two children.

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GIVEAWAY DETAILS

I have one copy of So Pretty It Hurts by Kate White available for giveaway to my readers.  To enter…

  • For 1 entry simply leave me a comment entering the giveaway.
  • For 2 entries, follow my blog.  If you already do, thank you, and please let me know so I can pass the extra entry on to you as well.
  • For 3 entries, blog or tweet this giveaway and spread the word.
  • For 4 entries, follow me on Networked Blogs.  Click here to be taken directly there.  Sign in to your Facebook account and click Follow.  Thanks!

This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only (no PO boxes) and I will be drawing for the winner on Saturday, April 14/12.  Good luck everyone!

60 Comments to “Book Spotlight: So Pretty It Hurts by Kate White & Giveaway”

  1. karenk says:

    thanks for the chance to read kate’s latest mystery novel

  2. karenk says:

    i’m a follower, too

  3. Kate White must not sleep!

  4. debbie says:

    I love a good mystery, I would love to read this book.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

  5. debbie says:

    I am a gfc follower
    debbie
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

  6. Lisa Garrett says:

    I have not yet read any of Kate’s books. I think I am missing out. This one sounds really good!

  7. Lisa Garrett says:

    I follow via GFC and email.

  8. Lisa Garrett says:

    I follow via networked blogs. Lisa Holmes Garrett

  9. Ellie says:

    This book sounds great. many thanks. I am an e-mail subscriber.

  10. Bookworm says:

    This sounds like a great ‘whodunnit’ and what a pretty cover.
    Please enter me, I’m a follower :)
    We barely had any snow this year and now spring is already in the air here. Enjoy your weekend!

  11. Anne says:

    A great mystery as I have not read this author before. E-mail subscriber.

  12. Liz says:

    An Agatha-like weekend sounds great.

    Follower.

  13. misskallie2000 says:

    I love mystery, suspense and women sleuths. I have not read any of Kate’s books but have added this one to my wish list. I think I have found another author that writes what I like to read.
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

  14. misskallie2000 says:

    I am an old GFC follower, email subscriber, twitter follower, networkblogs follower, & FB (Brenda B. Hill) friend.
    Can you tell I like your blog? lol

  15. misskallie2000 says:

    I follow you on Networked Blogs

  16. Carol M says:

    This sounds good! I’d love to read it!

    GFC follower – Carol M

    https://twitter.com/#!/CarolAnnM/status/183592640544112640

    Networked Blogs followr – Carol Mintz

    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  17. Carl says:

    Please enter my name in the draw to win Kate’s new book.
    I do follow your blog by email: carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx
    I tweeted about this giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/carlrscott/status/183595102294380544
    I also follow your blog on Networked Blogs. (Carl Scott)
    That’s a total of 10 entries, the maximum.
    Thanks!

  18. Mary Ann Woods says:

    Kate’s book sounds great. Thanks for the chance to win and read it! I follow you via email and networked blogs. Thanks again!

  19. rhonda says:

    Hi email subscriber network. Follower tweet follower at rhondareads.will tweet.

  20. Georgette C says:

    Email: georgette.coan@yahoo.com
    Twitter:LadyGDuran
    GFC-Georgette C.
    Follow all those ways.
    I tweeted about this giveway.

    https://twitter.com/intent/tweet/update

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. Darlene the book looks really good!

  22. Margaret says:

    1+ Sounds like another good book I have to read!

    2+ blog follower

    3+ tweeted

    4+ network blog follower

    Margaret
    singitm(at)hotmail(dot)com

  23. Patricia N says:

    I haven’t read any of her books but am adding her to my to-read list. Thanks for the giveaway!
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

  24. Patricia N says:

    I follow your blog via GFC as Patricia N
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

  25. Patricia N says:

    I’m following via Networked Blogs as Patti Mercier Nicklas
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

  26. bn100 says:

    The book sounds very good. Thanks for the giveaway.

  27. bn100 says:

    I follow the blog.

  28. deanna_boocock says:

    Would love to read, sounds awesome
    deanna_boocock (at) hotmail.com

  29. Mariee says:

    I’d love to win a copy, please count me in!
    +2 GFC follower: Mariee
    +3 Tweet: https://twitter.com/marieimy/status/183689820193832961

    marieimy (at) gmail (dot) com

  30. Karen B says:

    Can’t wait to read her latest – it’s on my wishlist!

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  31. Karen B says:

    Email subscriber, follow by GFC.
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  32. Karen B says:

    Follow on Networked blogs.
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  33. Linda Kish says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  34. Linda Kish says:

    I am a GFC follower

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  35. Serena says:

    This sounds like an excellent series of books, and I’ve seen some good reviews of it so far. Gosh its really nearly like summer here with our 70s and 80s…we didn’t get much snow here…which is amazing. Hopefully, yours melts soon.

    I follow

  36. Diane Bojda says:

    Sounds like another good whodunit. Thanks for the chance to solve the mystery for free. lol
    I’m a follower & Networked Blog follower(Diane Bojda) And I tweeted the giveaway.
    Looks like Sammy has been having an awesome time out in the snow. How nice of him to bring it in for you to play with too. ;-)
    https://twitter.com/#!/Dyniy/status/183942257425125378

  37. scottsgal says:

    Love mysteries sounds like a good one
    msboatgal at aol.com

  38. scottsgal says:

    already a follower
    msboatgal at aol.com

  39. Na S. says:

    This sounds like a mystery that will have me involved in trying to solve it and reading the clues. I’m not familiar with the author and I do like finding new authors.

  40. Na S. says:

    I am a GFC follower.

  41. Emily Drake says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  42. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book!

    I am a GFC follower and a Networked follower

  43. Anita Yancey says:

    I love Kate White’s books, and I have been hearing good things about this one. I would really enjoy reading it. Please enter me. Thanks!
    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

  44. Anita Yancey says:

    Follow on GFC as Anita Yancey.
    Email Subscriber
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  45. Tiffany Drew says:

    Seen this one around and would love to read it. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  46. Tiffany Drew says:

    GFC follower Tiffany Drew

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  47. Maureen says:

    Please enter me.
    I follow on GFC
    I follow on Networked Blogs
    Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/MaureenCE/status/185767935908921344

  48. Patricia says:

    Have always been curious about Kate White’s books. I’d love to win this!

    patricia dot mariani dot esq at gmail dot com

  49. Patricia says:

    Follow your blog.

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  50. Patricia says:

    Follow on Networked Blogs

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  51. Farin says:

    Thank you for the giveaway.

    I follow by GFC, facebook and by Networked Blogs

  52. Debbie Kennedy says:

    Would love to add this to my to-read pile. Thanks for the chance.

  53. McKenna says:

    This book looks so good! Please enter me.
    +1 Blog follower

  54. Nancye Davis says:

    +1 Sounds like a great book! I’d love to win a copy!
    +2 GFC Follower
    +3 Tweet
    https://twitter.com/#!/NancyeDavis/status/189168388701032448
    +4 Networked Blog Follower

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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