Book Giveaway and Author Guest Post: Secrets on Lake Drive by Tina Martin (Ends 2/19) CLOSED

Saturday, February 05, 2011 Posted by Dina N

Today, I have the pleasure to welcome Tina Martin, author of Secrets on Lake Drive and Another Man's Treasure.

Guest Post by Tina Martin
Can a man and woman be friends without feelings getting in the way? Many say yes, many say no, but here’s my opinion. I was pretty much a tomboy growing up and one of my best friends in my teenage years was a boy. We did pretty much everything together – from hiking to playing football to watching movies. I’ve never felt a romantic connection with him. We were just friends, and when we got older, our friendship sort of fell apart. I honestly think if you spend enough time with a person, you start to become fond of them and there is the possibility that one or both parties may want to pursue a relationship eventually.

In my new novel, Another Man’s Treasure, Tiphani Water is very much in love with her best friend, Reggie Howard. They have a close connection since their parents were best friends as well. They grew up together – same schools, same neighborhood. Tiphani doesn’t have the courage to tell Reggie that she’s in love with him. Just how would a person approach that situation anyway? That’s a tough question because what if Tiphani decides to tell Reggie how she feels and he rejects the idea. Then she’s heartbroken. What if she tells him and he accepts the idea? They date for three months…then the relationship falls apart. Now she’s lost a boyfriend and a best friend.

What would you do if you were Tiphani? Would you tell your best friend that you were in love with him? Or would you silently let other women date the man you’re in love with?

Find out what Tiphani does in my new novel, Another Man’s Treasure, available for pre-order now at www.xpressyourselfpublishing.com for 20% off!

Also, check out my debut novel, Secrets on Lake Drive, available now at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. Secrets on Lake Drive tells the story Monica Smith and Sean Beauvais, two people who are seemingly rivals but may be just what the other needs to have a happy, meaningful and successful life. Secrets on Lake Drive is a novel based on the secrets each person carries. In the end, those secrets may hold them together or drive them apart. Read an excerpt at www.tinamartinbooks.com and check out the book trailer.


The Giveaway
Tina is giving away two (2) copies of Secrets on Lake Drive to my readers!

To enter, Tina would like for you to follow her blog or comment below and answer the question – do you think it is possible for a man and woman to be ‘just friends’? Please leave two comments if you do both.

You may do any and all of the following for extra chances to win:
  • follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway, feel free to copy and paste: "#Win 1 of 2 copies of Secrets on Lake Drive by Tina Martin! #Giveaway ends 2/19 @aitmama #contests #books
    http://tiny.cc/o2ty1" – you may do this once a day;
  • go here for additional ways to get extra entries.
The deadline to enter is February 19, 2011, 11:59pm EST. The winners will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. They will have 72 hours to get back to me, or alternates will be chosen. Subject to this site's Official Rules. Open to residents 18+ of U.S. only. Winners will receive their prizes directly from the sponsor.

Disclaimer / Disclosure: No compensation was provided for this post.

76 comments:

  1. debbie said...

    I think it can be done, but it usually ends up that one starts to have some feelings towards the other.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

  2. skkorman said...

    Yes, of course it is possible for men and women to be "just friends"! Not all relationships are based on sexual or physical attraction—there's a lot more to life!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  3. Debs Desk said...

    I am sure it is possible, but I have never seen it happen. It usually ends with someones feelings getting hurt.
    Debbie
    debdesk9(at)verizon.net

  4. Debs Desk said...

    I am following Tina's Blog.
    Thanks
    Debbie
    debdesk9(at)verizon.net

  5. Tore said...

    I am a follower and email subscriber of this blog. I think it is possible for a man and a woman to be friends. Everything isn't about sex. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

  6. Jen said...

    Of course it's possible. I have many male friends.

  7. Jen said...

    I subscribe via email

  8. Jen said...

    I follow via GFC

  9. Carol N Wong said...

    I already follow Tina's blog.


    CarolNWong@aol.com

  10. Carol N Wong said...

    I think it is easier for a woman to be friends after a romantic relationship than a man. Several times I have asked to be friends and got a "roll of eyes". To make it short "It didn't happen".

    Now if there is no romantic relationship at the beginning, I think that is easier. Also, it is much easier if the person is your husband.


    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

  11. Carol N Wong said...

    I follow your blog with Twitter. I copied and pasted what you wrote to tweet:

    "#Win 1 of 2 copies of Secrets on Lake Drive by Tina Martin! #Giveaway ends 2/19 @aitmama #contests #books
    http://tiny.cc/o2ty1"

    My Twitter name is Carolee888

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

  12. Carol N Wong said...

    I am an e-mail subscriber and was informed of this contest by an e-mail.


    CarolNWong(at)aol(com)

  13. Carol N Wong said...

    I subscribe to your blog with an RSS feed on my IGoogle page.


    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

  14. Carol N Wong said...

    I follow you publicly on Google Friends Connect.

  15. Carol N Wong said...

    I follow you on Neteworked Blogs.


    CarolNWong@aol.com

  16. Carol N Wong said...

    We are friends on Facebook.


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  17. Emma said...

    I folloe Tina's blog via GFC.
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  18. Emma said...

    I think it is possible for a man and woman to be ‘just friends’.
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  19. Emma said...

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  20. Emma said...

    I entered "How Sweet It Is" giveaway.
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  21. Elaine said...

    I follow Tina's Blog via email
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  22. Elaine said...

    I follow on Twitter as elund323 and I Tweeted!http://twitter.com/#!/elund323/status/34369056274391041

  23. Elaine said...

    I subscribe via email

  24. Elaine said...

    I follow with GFC

  25. BusyWorkingMama said...

    Yes, I do. I have several male friends. Thanks!

  26. BusyWorkingMama said...

    gfc follower

  27. BusyWorkingMama said...

    FB friend - aleksandra n

  28. BusyWorkingMama said...

    email subscriber aleksa91 hotmail

  29. BusyWorkingMama said...

    button on my blog

  30. Emma said...

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  31. Emma said...

    I subscribed to your blog by e-mail and confirmed my subscription.
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  32. Emma said...

    I follow you publicly on Google Friends Connect.
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  33. Emma said...

    I follow you on networkedblogs.
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  34. Emma said...

    I am your friend on Facebook.
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  42. Emma said...

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  43. Emma said...

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  44. Emma said...

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  45. Emma said...

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  46. Kristie said...

    Yes, I think men and women can be friends. I have several guy friends. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  47. scottsgal said...

    Yes it can be done with boundaries
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  48. scottsgal said...

    follow on gfc
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  49. scottsgal said...

    subscribe to rss feed on reader
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  50. Emma said...

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  51. Emma said...

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  52. Meredith said...

    I do think it is possible for a man and a woman to be just friends.

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  53. Meredith said...

    Tweeted

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  54. Meredith said...

    FB Friend

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  55. Meredith said...

    GFC follower

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  56. Meredith said...

    Email subscriber

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  57. Carole Spring said...

    I believe it is possible for a man and woman to just be friends. blondie_31971(at)yahoo(dot)com

  58. Carole Spring said...

    I follow you on Twitter (cspring31971) and I tweeted:
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  59. Carole Spring said...

    I follow you publicly via GFC (Carole Spring)
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  60. Carole Spring said...

    entered Cynthia Eden Book package giveaway
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  61. Emma said...

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  62. Emma said...

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  63. BusyWorkingMama said...

    enteres the science of kissing giveaway
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  64. BusyWorkingMama said...

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  65. BusyWorkingMama said...

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  67. Emma said...

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  68. Linda Kish said...

    I think it is hard but doable.

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  69. Emma said...

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  70. Emma said...

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  71. BusyWorkingMama said...

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  73. Emma said...

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  74. bitt said...

    i think it is possible depending on the relationship they have with each other. if it's very close it can be hard because one might develop feelings over time.

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  75. bitt said...

    follow on GFC

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  76. Emma said...

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