Thursday, May 27, 2010

Giveaway, The Pearls of the Stone Man by Edward Mooney, Jr.

"Joseph and Anne Marino's idyllic 50-year marriage is rocked in this pedestrian inspirational tearjerker when Anne is diagnosed with a terminal heart condition. Joseph tries to make her last few months as comfortable as possible, but all Anne wants is for Joseph to finish the stone wall he's been promising to build and to make peace with their estranged son. In the process, they also take on wayward teen Shannon, who desperately needs a parental figure. Once Anne dies, Shannon tries to comfort Joseph, who continues to build the stone wall in Anne's memory. The reading experience is nothing short of excruciating: the characters are caricatures, their motivations are simplistic, and the plot is pat and uninteresting. If there's merit here, it's deeply hidden".

The Pearls of the Stone Man is an inspirational novel with plot elements that touch both older and younger generations. Main characters Joseph and Anne Marino are rare. They’re still in love after 53 years of marriage and with little time left, Joseph’s priority becomes finishing the stone wall that Anne requested years ago – a special reminder from her childhood.

Needing the help of someone younger, Joseph turns to his son, estranged for five years, in hopes of rebuilding a severed relationship as well as the wall. Two teenagers also come to Joseph’s aide, and he to theirs, as they all work to finish Joseph’s promise to Anne.

The Pearls of the Stone Man was written in the town in which the book is set: Pine Mountain , California . The settings in the novel are real locations and Edward takes groups of readers there regularly. 

Giveaway Details 

This is for 3 yes I did say THREE paper back copies, which means three people will win copies. This giveaway is open to US and Canada ONLY. Sorry no international this time guys. Giveaway will end on June 3rd at midnight with the winners posted the next day.

RULES
  •     For 1 entry leave me a comment with a way to contact you.
  •     For 2 entries follow my blog. If you already do, thanks, and please let me know in the comments. You're eligible for the extra entry as well.
  •     For 3 entries blog or tweet this giveaway to spread the word. 

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26 comments:

  1. I would love to enter and I am a follower!!

    lisa.2713 at gmail dot com

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  2. A friend mentioned your blog. Thank you for considering my novel. By the way, my background is as a history and geography teacher! Oh, and I'm not entering the contest - just saying hello!

    Smiles!

    Edward Mooney, Jr.
    EdwardMooney.com
    EdwardMooney -AT- live -DOT- com
    Twitter: EdwardMooney
    Blog: EdwardMooney.blogspot.com
    Facebook: facebook.com/group.php?gid=50690890795

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  3. Edward, thank you for paying a visit. I always wanted to be a history teacher I think it would be a fun job inspiring young minds to love history. Right on for posting your info I appreciate it and I have to say what a beautiful book. The story itself is very appealing.

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  4. Hi, Lizzy!

    I've always been passionate about history, geography and cultures and I try to infect others with that excitement. I'm interested in the American Revolution, World War II (always wanted to get a WWII uniform and go to a mock USO dance) and the Westward Movement.

    I'm working on a historically based romance now. Thanks for your kind words. Send me a message anytime!

    Smiles,
    Edward

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  5. Edward, I LOVE WWII history in high school it is what started my history obsession. It is so funny that you mention a USO dance, my dream includes that too. My grandparents met at a USO dance, it is my dream to write their story into my own novel. It is such a scary feat to tackle though and the research has really made me scared to tackle it.

    Mine would be the love stuck couple who meet at a USO dance hall, fought for America, immigrated west. At one point in my grandfathers life he met President Truman and when I was little he told me he "had a discussion" with him. What that meant I am still unsure. How very cool I can not wait to get my copy of your book. I wish you luck on your upcoming one I think it sounds lovely, I love romance and history.

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  6. Hi, Lizzy! Living in Southern California, I've noticed 1940s-style dances at the Queen Mary ship in Long Beach harbor. They drive up in old cars. They even wear appropriate watches, jewelry and glasses! Someday...

    Let me know when you get one of my books. Maybe I can arrange to sign it somehow. Did you know there is a Hollywood company working on a movie from "The Pearls of the Stone Man"? See EdwardMooney.com.

    Smiles,
    Edward

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  7. Sounds like a tear jerker, but sometimes a person needs a good cry, esp. if one is a bit inspired by the story. Thanks for the giveaway.

    I follow through Google Reader.

    BTW, I'm a retired high school librarian, and my favorite activity was helping students research US history.


    lcbrower40(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Please enter me for this giveaway.

    I follow


    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  9. I follow you on my Google Reader! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Rachelhwallen@gmail.com

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  10. Hi Linda,

    Today's students could still use a wonderful resource such as a librarian! Sadly, we in California have so few now. Sending my best wishes to a member of a noble and esteemed profession!

    Edward Mooney, Jr.

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  11. I'd love a chance to win one of the copies!
    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  12. I follow with GFC
    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  13. GFC 2
    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  14. Please enter me in your giveaway - this sounds like a great book.

    I am already a follower.
    k2reader@gmail.com

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  15. Edward, Yes I have heard of it in Long Beach I think my brother told me about it. How cool a movie that means it MUST be really good. I will let you know when my copy arrives, thank you!

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  16. I really love the storyline of this novel and I would like to win and read this book.

    I follow by google reader.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  17. I'd love to read this one. Thanks for the giveaway.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  18. blog follower via GFC
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  19. I am a Follower.
    The cover of the book is lovely. I'm not sure I need another tear jerker at the moment, but I know this is a book my daughter and I would enjoy. I have a few others I can think of sharing it with.
    Best of luck with its release.

    librarypat AT comcast DOT net

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  20. Sounds like a wonderful novel I'd like to curl up with when no one is around and I can let the tears flow. This type of book keeps love alive for all of us and I would love to be entered in your drawing. Best wishes, Mitzi.

    I'm a follower on GFC

    mitzihinkey at sbcglobal dot net

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  21. Hi Lizzy,
    Here's a link to the movie company's site:

    http://www.fastcarrier.com/films-pearlsofthestoneman.html

    As to "Pearls" being a good story, I've found those who feel that way are those who allow themselves to feel emotions that may be too real. Others don't like the story tend to stay away from any deeper, more real-to-life feelings. That's my opinion, of course. Not that either side is wrong, it's something very personal. I'm trying to touch what I see as the human experience.

    Edward
    EdwardMooney.com

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  22. Sounds lovely. Pleae enter me! I am a new follower thru Google Reader.

    debraldufek AT hotmail DOT com

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  23. I follow with GFC

    dftrew(At)gmail(dot)com

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  24. I would love to read this. COunt me in for the giveaway

    dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. Hello again, my friends,

    As a follow-up to our discussion on this blog about my novel "The Pearls of the Stone Man", I wanted to thank you for hosting this giveaway by giving you access to an internal movie trailer the film company completed in 2007. It was not meant as a theater trailer, but as a "tone piece", as it is explained on the YouTube site:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D37z9EBch8g

    Again, THANK YOU, and please accept my best wishes!

    Edward
    EdwardMooney.com

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  26. Thank you to all who entered and the giveaway is now closed. A special thank you to Edward Mooney for your wonderful comments and information. It has been a pleasure.

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