Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Preview and Giveaway ~ Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire by Margot Berwin


We have a preview  and a giveaway for Hothouse Flower  ~ Its apparently romantic with a slight paranormal edge with perhaps a bit of magical realism? It sounds fluffy and fun and what a gorgeous girly cover.

About:  Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire is one woman’s journey from the modeling and advertising world of New York City to the rain forests of the Yucatan Peninsula. From the hot and steamy plant dealers in the Union Square Green Market, to the curanderos, herbalists and shamans of Southern Mexico.

Lila Nova is a 32-year-old advertising copywriter who lives alone in a plain white box of an apartment. Recovering from a heartbreaking divorce, Lila has a simple mantra: no pets, no plants, no people, no problems. But when she meets David Exley, a ruggedly handsome plant dealer, a country-sexual, as she calls him, her lonely life turns into something far more colorful. From the harsh streets of Manhattan to the verdant jungles of the Yucatan, Hothouse Flower is the story of a woman who travels beyond sense and comfort to find out what she really wants.

To purchase via Amazon ~ US/UK/Canada.


margot berwin

Author Bio: MARGOT BERWIN won a merit scholarship for creative writing from the New School and earned her MFA in 2005.

Her stories have appeared on Nerve.com, essaysandfictions.com, The New York Press, and in the Anthology The Future of Misbehavior. She lives in New York City.

To connect with Margot here are a few links:




This book is part of a blog tour from TLC Book Tours. For reviews, guest posts, other giveaways, and more information on Hothouse Flower and more please click on the badge for current links.


The Giveaway:

Since the book will be sent by the publisher - you do not need to be a “reader” for this giveaway. Anyone can enter, but the book is only available for mailing inside the US and Canada.

Contest Info:

To enter you must:

  • comment
  • include in the post your email so that I can contact you

For optional extra points you can do any, or all of the below for 1 entry point each: (All entries may be included in one single comment.)

  1. Be a subscriber of Layers of Thought – google or facebook. (I need to be able to see you – to get updates in facebook feed and add me as a friend otherwise it does not count.)
  2. Blog it - side bars are great - please provide links
  3. Tweet it – provide links please
  4. Friend on Twitter
  5. Friend on Goodreads
  6. Friend on Book Blogs
  7. Friend on Glue  - new to glue? have questions? let me know.

As stated above, this giveaway is for the US and Canada only.

Contest ends Sunday October 3, 2010 at 12 pm US Pacific time. Winner will be posted and notified on Friday October 8, 2010.

Review coming on September 22. If in the case you cannot wait - here is the purchasing info for Hothouse Flower from Amazon ~ US/UK/Canada.

Please note unlike other posts we do not respond to comments for giveaways. If you have a question or concern (like a typo or bad link) please email me via my profile – Shellie.

Thanks for entering and good luck!


Anonymous said...

Please enter me in the contest. Thanks!

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Anonymous said...

Please enter me in this contest. Thank you.

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Unknown said...

I read differing reviews about this book but would like to read it for myself. Please enter me in your giveaway!

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I'm a Google friend connect follower and friended you on FB!

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Friended you on Goodreads!

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Jodi Webb said...

I wonder what kind of plants Margot has?

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Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

I've seen mixed reviews on this one but as a gardener I'm pretty sure I'd enjoy a book about sexy flowers.

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