THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED.

The entry deadline for this sweepstakes was extended to 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Sunday, March 10, 2013. Due to a glitch with our server, the entry form shut down a few hours before the original deadline, and we wanted to be sure everyone had the opportunity to enter. Thanks for understanding, and happy reading!

Live it up in the town where S.E.C.R.E.T. – the new novel by L. Marie Adeline – takes place. Stay at the luxurious Hotel Monteleone in the heart of the French Quarter, and take part in FestiGals®, an empowering girl’s weekend festival celebrating food, fun, fashion and culture.

Everyone has their secrets, fantasies and desires – some that they can hardly admit to themselves. In L. Marie Adeline’s scintillating novel, S.E.C.R.E.T., readers discover what happens when one woman embraces those fantasies and brings them to life.

The first in a new series, S.E.C.R.E.T. represents the next level in erotica: sexy, sophisticated, and empowering. Now, one lucky grand prize winner will win a trip to New Orleans to travel between June 20 and 23rd during the FestiGals® girls weekend and can bring up to three travel companions with her! Offering you the chance to experience all the city of New Orleans has to offer with your closest friends, the sweepstakes is inspired by the publication of S.E.C.R.E.T., which takes place in New Orleans.

The Grand Prize winner will receive:

  • Roundtrip coach class airfare for herself and up to three travel companions,
  • Three consecutive nights of hotel accommodations at Hotel Monteleone (two standard double-bed rooms per night),
  • Tickets to FestiGals® for all travelers, and
  • Four signed paperback copies of S.E.C.R.E.T. by L. Marie Adeline.

 
Fifty runner-up prize winners will each receive a paperback copy of S.E.C.R.E.T. Complete list of rules.
 
FestiGals, Women's Weekend Getaway in New OrleansThe brainchild of New Orleans entrepreneur and tourism professional Diane Lyons, FestiGals® provides the ultimate girl’s getaway weekend experience. The four-day long event, designed by women for women, offers a rich menu of inspirational seminars, creative and fun workshops that immerse participants in the local culture, private access to some of the city’s most unique attractions, unlimited networking opportunities with women from across the country, and plenty of fun social activities designed to reconnect you with your inner diva! Come celebrate life as only women can in one of the world’s most vibrant cities. All proceeds from the FestiGals Bodacious Bras for a Cause Luncheon & Auction are donated to the Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans to provide meaningful goods and services to women struggling with cancer. Grab your mother, your sister, or best girlfriends and come see for yourself why FestiGals was selected Best Girl’s Getaway by AAA Southern Traveler. Visit FestiGals.org for details on the June 2013 event!
 
Hotel Monteleone, Luxury in New Orleans' French QuarterOne of the most luxurious and historic New Orleans Hotels in the heart of the French Quarter, Hotel Monteleone has the distinct honor of being dedicated as a Literary Landmark by the Friends of Libraries USA. Over the years, the hotel has housed numerous celebrities including many famous writers such as: Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Ford, Tennessee Williams, Eudora Welty, William Faulkner, Sherwood Anderson, and Truman Capote. Interestingly, Hotel Monteleone is actually featured in stories by both Welty and Ford, and Truman Capote claims to have been born while his parents were staying at the Monteleone.

To read all about S.E.C.R.E.T. and discover the places in the book that you can visit while in New Orleans, visit SecretNovels.com and interact with fans of S.E.C.R.E.T. on Facebook.

  • mzap

    Love to read – this sounds interesting.

  • BUFFY CAMPBELL

    This is an awesome opportunity….

  • Cheryl Longo

    Sounds fun!

  • melanie

    i just would like to get the book

  • Carol Irwin

    looks like an excellent read

  • Ginnie Christopherson

    Thanks for offering this sweepstakes~!

  • Amber Freeman

    This sounds absolutely fantastic!!!!!

  • Maria

    I entered the Sweepstakes…. I really enjoyed reading S.E.C.R.E.T.S. Took me as the reader on a Great journey. Very Well written!!!! I could not put this Book Down. I read it in 4 Hours. I have already loaned it out to several Friends.

  • Leslie J.

    Oooooo! Sounds good – would love to read it. I went to New Orleans approx. 12 years ago and fell in love. I love the spooky and historic feel of the city!

  • irene mullenix

    Sounds like fun!

  • irene mullenix

    I cant wait to read it. I love nola :-)

  • Pat McCarthy

    After reading the excerpt, if I don’t win this I will def be downloading it. Wow…powerful!

  • Jen Crowther

    Loved the book!

  • Lesa Johnson

    This is my story!!!!

  • Kym Schmidt

    I want this book

  • janine willingham

    want to read

  • Mappy

    It sounds to be an exciting read

  • Shari

    I’m halfway through the book and I’m loving it.
    I already have a few girlfriends interested in reading it. What a great way to celebrate womanhood than by bonding with new women in a fun and historic setting. I would love to experience this trip!!

  • Jill Balestier

    I’m in! I am going to read it tonight!

  • wendy hislop

    is this for U.S.A. only can not get it to take my entry.!!!!

  • Leslie Goldsmith

    Fantastic!

  • Laura M

    I wanna have a cafe au lait and a beignet at Cafe du Monde…that’s my dream. :)

  • Jackie Haney

    I CAN’T WAIT TO READ THIS BOOK!!!

  • Sharon Peterson

    Sounds great, going to the book store today to purchase a copy!

  • Sharon Peterson

    Great Book!

  • Erica Murray

    So excited to hear about this awesome book. I can not wait to read it (maybe on the flight to New Orleans.

  • Tracy O’Neill

    Love the book! I would love to win the trip, what a great giveaway!!!

  • melanie myers

    Thanks for the opportunity to win !

  • Patricia Sandquist

    I’m for the beignet, too!

  • Felicia Shapiro

    Looks terrific!

  • laydeelovewv

    Absolutely loved the book!

  • Kathleen Mayor

    This would be really fun to win.

  • Jacqui

    Great Contest

  • Cynthia LeBlanc

    What a great giveaway…Have my friends already picked out, wish me luck!

  • Pepo

    Can men enter the contest?

  • rosemary

    wow

  • Dana

    Nothing better than a free road trip!!

  • Emily doughty

    Nice Giveaway- me and the girls would have a blast!!!

  • Concetta Cremin

    Love Big Easy

  • Lynn Rossi

    WOW!

  • Vickie Schlicher

    Love the book and would love the trip as well

  • Laura MacArthur

    READ THE BOOK…LOVED THE BOOK <3 WOULD LOVE TO EXPERIENCE WHAT CASSIE SAW AS SHE EXPLORED HER NEIGHBOURHOOD ON HER RUNS, HER WALK HOME FROM WORK OR HER EROTIC, SEXY,MIND BLOWING INVITES!!! READING SECRET MADE ME FEEL WHAT CASSIE FELT…YES I ACCEPT THE NEXT STEP FOR THE CHANCE TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME GETAWAY!!! <3

  • elaine

    Always wanted to go there.

  • misty lindsay

    would love to win..i have never won anything.

  • elaine

    great story

  • dennis

    Make it mine

  • Colin

    read when ill – nice.

  • denise

    Give it for gifts

  • Pamela Parker

    Live on an island. headed to the library asap.

  • Ron Butterfield

    To live a dream

  • Ann M Fowler

    would love to be here for this event

  • Michelle

    Just purchased and read this book on the Nook. Absolutely LOVED it, especially being set in New Orleans. And being a Louisiana girl myself, I’m a little biassed but loved it!

  • Caroline John

    very interesting…

  • Torrie Behrens

    thanks

  • David Seim

    I’d love to win!

  • Rami Parker

    So far I can’t put the book down. What a great setting for a novel.

  • pam brubaker

    This sounds like such a great time!!! My girl friends and I have stayed many times at the Hotel Monteleone, such a beautiful place. Going tomorrow to get the book!!!!

  • Nicky Catojo

    What an amazing prize!

  • Antonio

    good book – great getaway

  • g over

    cant wait to read this book!

  • Paulette

    As soon as I saw the article, I went Barnes and Noble and bought the book. I am on STEP 2. Very good book. Would love to win this trip

  • Jane Webb

    I feel like the Hotel Monteleone is my home and New Orleans is where my heart is, I would love to win this sweepstakes more then anything!

  • Irene Wilczewski

    A great trip,a great book what else do you need.

  • Kimberley Converse

    It’s been too long since I’ve had a gf time. Thanks for making gfs a priority!

  • kim eddings

    Would love to win for my friend and I.

  • dolly vehlow

    new orleans, the monteleone, girlfriends and an engaging story to boot, what’s not to like.
    thanks

  • Donna Clifford

    would be fun!

  • Genie Ruple

    i could use a get away ;)

  • Karyl Gilmore

    I absolutely loved!!!!!!!!!! this book.

  • Victoria R

    It would be fun if all of us could go!

  • Kim Lee

    I loved this book !!!!! I would like to be apart of such a group/club. Fantasies. Need I say more. lol

  • Libby’s Library

    I would so love to win this!!!!!

  • Melissa Love

    I am trying to enter the contest, but it says it ended on Mar. 8th…. Ummm… it’s still March 7th.

  • Kate

    This is my birthday weekend so I’m thinking it would be a great way to get “older” (;

  • michael parish

    it is good

  • ginny

    great trip-I love New Orleans

  • MAUREEN RODGER

    This would be so much fun!!!

  • Ann S.

    I wanted to enter the sweeps, but on Mar.7th, a note said that the sweeps ended on March 8th! Guess I was a day early!!! Please fix the glitch RIF for future sweeps to be fair and equitable!

  • Coreen

    I tried to enter but it says the sweepstakes ended on March 8. It is still only March 7th. There are 20 more minutes left in today according to EST. I have been trying since 5pm but keep getting the same message. I don’t think it’s fair to advertise that you can still enter, but you’ve already closed the entries.

  • AEKZ2

    Sounds like a fun read!

  • Kira, editor at Read It Forward

    Many thanks to everyone who commented to let us know there was an issue with our entry form.

    The entry deadline for this sweepstakes has been extended to 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Sunday, March 10, 2013. Due to a glitch with our server, the entry form shut down a few hours before the original deadline, and we want to be sure everyone has the opportunity to enter. Thanks for understanding, and good luck to all!

  • corinne gonz

    LOVE THIS GIVEAWAY!

  • Elizabeth Downing

    love to read would like to win thanks for running the contests each week