A Contest for Tea with Adriana Trigiani

Posted By on January 20, 2010

We’re excited about Adriana Trigiani, and we want you to get excited about her as well, if you’re not already!

Very Valentine pbTLC Book Tours is partnering with HarperCollins to provide 5 bloggers with a chance to have tea with Adriana Trigiani during Book Expo America (BEA) in New York City in May 2010. You must already be attending BEA to participate. The tea will take place on Thursday, May 27, 2010 at a time to be determined at the gorgeous Alice’s Tea Cup.

To enter to win, bloggers need to review/feature/blog about Very Valentine, the new paperback from Adriana Trigiani and Brava, Valentine, the new hardcover from Adriana Trigiani, between January 1, 2010 and March 31st, 2010 April 30, 2010, as well as post in your sidebar the I Heart Adriana Trigiani badge for that same time period.

A copy of Very Valentine and Brava, Valentine will be provided to bloggers who wish to review the books in order to participate in this contest.

If you have already reviewed Very Valentine, you could do something else to announce that the paperback is on sale, such as:

  • run a giveaway – HarperCollins has generously provided up to 3 copies of the paperback per blog
  • talk about the new recipes inside
  • talk about the sneak peek to Brava, Valentine that’s inside
  • post the Book Club Girl On Air Show with Adriana Trigiani about Very Valentine. Alternatively, you can participate in the Book Club Girl On Air Show and then blog about it!

BravaValentineInformation that you can include in your posts about Very Valentine and Brava Valentine includes:

  1. Provide your readers with the links to browse inside to each of the books (Here’s the link to Very Valentine. The link to Brava, Valentine, will be up shortly.)
  2. Embed Adriana’s Walking Tour of Greenwich Village Video
  3. Provide Adriana’s Tour Schedule for the paperback and the hardcover
  4. Participate in and post about Book Club Girl’s On Air show with Adriana for Brava Valentine, which is taking place on March 31st at 7:00pm EST.
  5. Link to this previous show with Adriana and Book Club Girl discussing Very Valentine

If you want to participate in this contest, please leave a comment on this post.

At the end of this contest, HarperCollins will randomly choose 5 participants to have tea with Adriana Trigiani. Winners will be announced on this site (TLC Book Tours), as well as www.bookclubgirl.com.

These rules can also be found at the HarperCollins website.

About Very Valentine

Poignant, funny, warm, and red hot, Very Valentine is a wonderful treat for Adriana Trigiani fans—a “delightful” (Boston Globe), “romance-soaked novel” (Marie Claire) from much adored playwright, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, and New York Times bestselling author of Lucia, Lucia; Rococo; and Big Stone Gap. The adventures of an extraordinary and unforgettable woman as she attempts to rescue her family’s struggling shoe business and find love at the same time, Very Valentine sweeps the reader from the streets of Manhattan to the picturesque hills of la bella Italia. Already a national bestseller and soon to be a Lifetime movie, here is a valentine from the incomparable Trigiani that you can take into your heart.

About Brava, Valentine

Award-winning playwright, television writer, and documentary filmmaker Adriana Trigiani returns with Brava, Valentine, continuing the heartwarming and hilarious story of Valentine Roncalli, her family, her love life, and the Angelini Shoe Company. Following on the heels of the New York Times bestseller Very Valentine (hailed by People magazine as “Sex and the City meets Moonstruck”), Brava, Valentine is another tour-de-force from the beloved author of bestselling novels Lucia, LuciaThe Queen of the Big Time, and the Big Stone Gap series.


31 Responses to “A Contest for Tea with Adriana Trigiani”

  1. Julie P. says:

    Count me in please!!!!!

  2. Oh my gosh, this is so exciting!! Count me in! I’ve already read and reviewed VERY VALENTINE, so I don’t need a copy of it. I’ll do something else to feature it.

  3. Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books says:

    Wow! Yes, please! What a fun promotion 🙂

  4. Barbara On the Bookcase says:

    what a grand prize — 5 Very LUCKY winners!

  5. Ryan Donovan says:

    You can count me in as well… I was looking forward to reading this title and was planning on blogging about it anyway. I can’t believe they are offering this awesome contest as an incentive!

    Will you guys need our addresses in order for us to host the book giveaway?

  6. Ryan Donovan says:

    I would be interested in this contest as well.

  7. Renee says:

    Aw, I love Adriana Trigiani. She and I are alums of the same small women’s college. I met her briefly while working at a reunion one summer but was too star struck to tell her how much I love her work!

  8. Diane LaRue says:

    I reviewed Very Valentine and just finished my ARC of Brava, Valentine and am preparing my review. I met Adriana at BEA last year and can’t wait for her appearance at 86th St. Barnes & Noble in NYC on February 9th. She is the BEST! Count me in.

  9. Beth F says:

    Oh please count me in. I don’t have the books but would be happy to review them. I wlll put the button on my blog this afternoon.

  10. lenore says:

    Ok, so I am not supposed to be accepting review copies, but I’d love to do tea, so I’ll make an exception. Are you contacting us then?

  11. Please count me in! I was hoping to read this – would love to review it and join the contest.

    gaby317nyc at gmail.com

  12. Please count me in on this. I have wanted to read her books since I first heard about her last year so I would love to do that now.

  13. Count me in! This is an awesome contest! I would love to be a part of it!

  14. Can I get in on this? I just seen it and I am going to BEA. I love her writing!

  15. Mantura says:

    I met Adriana twice, once at a book signing/lecture, and another time at a luncheon with my bookclub. She is fascinating and entertaining. Tea with Adriana would be just as much fun as reading one of her wonderful novels!!

  16. melanie says:

    Nicole told me about this contest on the radio show last night – and I’m so glad it doesn’t require Twitter 🙂 and I can enter. Thanks TLC!

  17. Nise' says:

    Would love to participate! Thanks.

  18. Carey says:

    I’m in! I already have the book and will be posting a review & giveaway later this month. Already registered for Blogger Con & BEA!

  19. Shanyn says:

    I will be participating! AWESOME giveaway, love the tie-in to BEA!

  20. kim varner says:

    I’m interested in participating, but I don’t have a copy. Is it too late to request one?

  21. I would LOVE to have tea with Adriana T! I have read all her “Big Stone Gap” books and I just finished “Queen of the Big Time” which I loved as much as her Big Stone Gap characters. Her prose is so rich and distinctive, and her characters are unforgettable.
    I look forward to reading her Valentine series, once I can get my hands on a copy.

  22. Carrin says:

    I would Love a copy! We just moved into a smaller place and I sadly had to part with so many books. However my poor husband almost lost his left arm when I saw him packing my Trigiani books in the “to donate” box!

  23. Dorothy says:

    I’d love to participate and share copies with friends (won’t be able to do “tea” though). Is it possible to still get a copy or copies?
    I’ve read several of her books and have thoroughly enjoyed them.

  24. Jayne Kasten says:

    I LOVE Adriana! — and just heard her at our St. Louis County Library Library where she was on book tour. It was fun, fabulous, and fantastic!

    I would love to have the books to review!!!

    Is is too late?

  25. I have read all Adriana’s books and eagerly await each one. I love telling my friends, library customers and book club members about her books. The characters she writes about are so real and true. I love them all. The Valentine series is really special and I eagerly await the third one. Anytime spent with Adriana is a real treat. Whether over tea, at a lecture or when she generously gives of her time to call into bookclubs. She’s the best!

  26. cathi says:

    Very Valentine and Brava Valentine are the first books I have read of Adrianna Trigiani’s.
    They were highly entertaining, I laughed most of the way through both books. The relationship that Valentine has with her grandmother is endearing and heart warming. I love that sometimes the roles were reversed in their relationship. The characters in the stories were like some of your own family members. Whether you are Italian American or not this story about love, family, commitment to others is a welcome read for all cultures.

  27. Ellen Deeb says:

    This is definitely very exciting. I would love to participate, too.

  28. Victoria Craig says:

    I saw Adriana at the Pittsburgh Joseph-Beth and would love to meet her as I had to leave before I could get my books signed. Could listen to her talkfor hours.

  29. Marguerite Morris says:

    This is for Adriana:
    On page 6 of Brava, Dutch indicates that he and Mike were 21 and 22 at the time of their marriage. I do realize Mike is sensitive about her age. The ages are not adding up! How old is Mike? (I am in Mike’s age group and want more closely to identify!)

    I met you in Richmond at the LINC luncheon with Big Stone Gap.

    My comupter will not allow me to email you from your site. Thank you so much, Adrianna!


  30. Rosalinda says:

    Boy, I would love to be included!!! Such fun…………

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