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By Susan Mallery

With more than 25 million books sold worldwide, New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery is known for creating characters who feel as real as the folks next door, and for putting them into emotional, often funny situations readers recognize from their own lives. Susan’s books have made Booklist’s Top 10 Romances list in four out of five consecutive years. RT Book Reviews says, “When it comes to heartfelt contemporary romance, Mallery is in a class by herself.” With her popular, ongoing Fool’s Gold series, Susan has reached new heights on the bestsellers lists and has won the hearts of countless new fans.
Susan grew up in southern California, moved so many times that her friends stopped writing her address in pen, and now has settled in Seattle with her husband and the most delightfully spoiled little dog who ever lived. Visit Susan online at www.SusanMallery.com.


Here’s the link to a video in which Susan chats about Felicia of TWO OF A KIND:


two of a kind coverI think that deep down, everyone wants to belong. It’s hard-wired into our DNA. When we’re alone, truly alone, we feel lost, adrift. We need to know that someone cares about us. We need to care about others, to be connected to the world around us in some way. We need to be part of a tribe.

Almost all of us do it, all our lives. We either join a community or we form one. We have our families, our friends, our clubs, our churches and schools. We’re brought together by blood or shared interest or just a snarky sense of humor. We meet a like-minded soul, and we know immediately, we belong to the same tribe.

Have you ever become instant friends with someone just because she reads romance? Me, too! That’s what I’m talking about. We’re all part of the romance-reading tribe. We bond over our belief in happy endings.

Intellectually, Felicia Swift, heroine of TWO OF A KIND, my latest Fool’s Gold romance, understands that she needs a tribe. And emotionally, she feels it. Deeply. But she doesn’t know how to get there. She’s one of the smartest people in the world, but her intelligence seems to push people away. Even her parents. They gave her up when she was four, intimidated by her freakish smarts. (It didn’t help that she built a bomb.) They allowed Felicia to be raised on a university campus, where she was fed, clothed, challenged, educated… but never loved.

Felicia has moved to Fool’s Gold, typical small-town America, to learn how to interact with normal people so she can become one of them. She longs to fit in. She served as a logistics expert in the Army for years, and found a community there, but it was a life she was in almost by default. What she truly yearns for is to find her tribe, to fall in love, to have a family.

Men tend to be more solitary than women, but underneath, they need a tribe, too. Even if their tribe consists of just one or two other people. Gideon Boylan doesn’t think so. When he was a prisoner of war, he watched his buddies break, one by one, weakened by the families they loved back home. Gideon was the only survivor because, as he saw it, he had no one to miss.

Felicia thinks there’s safety in numbers, and Gideon feels that safety lies in the number one. Bet you can guess who turns out to be right!


two of a kind coverEnter the TWO OF A KIND blog tour contest once a day every day from June 25 through July 7 for a chance to win a $25 Amazon or BN.com gift card! And because this blog was set up by Fool’s Gold Cheerleader, Wilma (WendyK), if you win, she’ll win a gift card, too!


Click here to enter: http://www.susanmallery.com/contentpage.php?id=0016

What shared interests or hobbies helps you make close friends?



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We are offering 1 lucky commenter a chance to win an ebook copy of any FOOL’S GOLD book released prior to 2012! So if you are new Susan, you can get the first book, or if you are missing a book this is your chance to get it. Just remember your book choice must have been released prior to 2012, be part of the Fool’s Gold series, and be in ebook format!

Need to know the books in the series? Check here: http://www.susanmallery.com/series.html

*You must answer the above question in your comments*

Giveaway will run  from June 25 until July 1,2013.


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23 Replies to “~SUSAN MALLERY GIVEAWAY–New Release Alert!~”

  1. I wish you the very best with your new releases. I haven't read your work yet but am looking forward too. Pam

  2. My hobby of knitting/crochetting for local and sometimes international charities causes me to make friends. That and the hobby of reading-I don't get paid to read as much as I read.

    Love being able to help others out.


  3. Reading and gardening are two interests that have brought me together with people.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  4. I love reading and talking about her wonderful Fool's Gold series has helped me meet a lot of new people. I love this book and hope everyone enjoys it as much as I have!

  5. The ability to relax and have fun even if what your doing is something you hate is the best quality of a friend or future friend. But Reading , Gardening, cooking, canning, or traveling is the best things to do together.

  6. I think the love of our families is what first draws us together. Then as we share ideas, encouragements and pictures, the bond grows.
    I loved reading TWO OF A KIND. 5 stars all the way.

  7. Loved this book. I think my hobbies of reading, photography and having fun helps memake friends and keep my friendships healthy and strong.

  8. My husband plays senior men's softball and we softball wives have fun gabbing and supporting our men. I also keep the scorebook with all of the game's statistics. Have met and enjoyed the friendship of many of the sideline supporters from over the years…even in the "off" season.

  9. I really hope I can win a copy. I have most of Susan’s books on my Kindle and probably the rest on printed version but it will be so much better if I can just carry them everywhere with me

  10. Thanks for all the great comments, everyone! I love hearing about everyone's hobbies. I don't knit or sew. I cook more now than I used to, but it's more of a necessity than a hobby. Girl's got to eat! I have recently joined the Humane Society board, as animals are a passion of mine. Again, not sure that's a hobby, but I do hope I'll make new friends there, expand my tribe. 🙂

    Hope you all will look for TWO OF A KIND wherever you prefer to buy books!

  11. I think reading so far is getting me out of my comfort zone especially with cheering this season for Susan…I've been doing things I've NEVER done…..as far as talking to people

  12. Animals, reading, gardening, movies all help keep and make new friends! Susan's 1, 2, 3 summer series is fantastic! She created a marvelous character in Felicia! Her bold, textbook, clinical dialogue is hilarious, and she always knows she gone to far by her friends faces! Gideon and Felicia really are 'two of kind'.

  13. I met a lot of friends while horse showing! my best friend and I read books together and both share a love for horses! thanks for the giveaway


  14. Most of my friends were developed through work. My hobbies are more solitary activities – reading, quilling. My friends and I don't share the reading interests so we don't even discuss books. I do enjoy reading Susan Mallery's books

  15. Reading and scrapbooking!! A friend of mine at work and I have really gotten to be good friends through our love of reading. She introduced me to scrapbooking and I love it. Thanks for the chance.

  16. I loved every page of Two Of A Kind! Felicia is by far my favorite with Charlie a close second (old favorite!). But both Felicia and Gideon were made for each other. This one had some twists that were not expected but they were enjoyed. I recommend this book to everyone! But I think everyone should read all of the books written by Susan Mallery!

  17. Sports and music are good ways to connect with new and old friends. Thanks for the giveaway, I love the Fool's Gold series!

  18. Reading is a good way for friends to share ideas and have new books to discuss. It's a good way to make new friends when you find you share similar taste in books. Can't wait to read the newest Fool's Gold book! 🙂

  19. I always fall in love with Fools Gold! I love the Wedding! so perfect! I loved that everyone helps each other in this town! I want to move there!

  20. It is hard-wired into our DNA. When we’re alone, truly alone, we feel lost, adrift. We need to know that someone cares about us. We need to care about others, to be connected to the world around us in some way. We need to be part of a tribe.

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