Saturday, July 16, 2011

Debut of the Month - All About Falling for Hamlet + Giveaway

Book Profile

Debut - Falling for Hamlet ( Goodreads )
Author - Michelle Ray
Genre - Contemporary/ Retelling
Release Date - 5th July 2011
Available - The Book Depository / The Nile

Meet Ophelia: a blonde, beautiful high-school senior and long-time girlfriend of Prince Hamlet of Denmark. Her life is dominated not only by her boyfriend's fame and his overbearing family, but also by the paparazzi who hound them wherever they go. As the devastatingly handsome Hamlet spirals into madness after the mysterious death of his father, the King, Ophelia rides out his crazy roller coaster life, and lives to tell about it. In live television interviews, of course.

Passion, romance, drama, humor, and tragedy intertwine in this compulsively readable debut novel, told by a strong-willed, modern-day Ophelia.

The Insider's Scoop

Ophelia’s Favorites

Food: Is coffee a food?
Song: “Jar of Hearts” by Christina Perri
TV show: Mad Men
-For title alone – Crazy, Stupid, Love
-For content – A Room with a View (because it’s romantic and takes place in Florence, my happiest time with Hamlet)
Subject: Art
Place to shop: Anywhere they don’t allow paparazzi
Sound: before the story begins -- Hamlet playing the guitar; by the end of the story – silence
Friend: Horatio
Outfit: flannel pajama bottoms and a t-shirt
Book: Smart Women, Foolish Choices
Color: black
Trait: forgiveness
Saying: To thine own self be true

Ophelia’s LEAST Favorites

Food: Skewered meat
Song: “I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You”
Place to shop: hardware stores
Sound: crying
Person: Claudius
Outfit: bridesmaid dress from Gertrude’s wedding
Color: peach  * which is why I changed the colour to purple instead of the usual peach!*
Trait: insanity
Saying: To be or not to be


Alrighty! Michelle has kindly offered (1) ONE ARC of Falling for Hamlet to one US reader ( sorry international peeps!) You don't have to leave a comment but it's always nice since Michelle put the effort into writing such a lovely post!

Rules ( Please Read Carefully) -

- US Only
- Not Required to leave a comment but it's always nice :)
- Must be over 13
- Must Fill out this FORM
- Ends 7/8

Badass Bookie xx


  1. I want to read this one SO bad! Thanks chick!!

  2. So excited about this book. Thanks for the opportunity.

  3. Getting really excited for this release!

  4. Love anything Shakespeare! Hamlet is awesome. Can't wait for this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Loved the favorites! Peach is one of those colors I'm iffy with. Weird part to dwell on, but I have unreasonably strong feelings towards colors. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!! :)

  6. This looks totally cool - and I really like 'Jar of Hearts' too! Good choice Ophelia. ;)

    I'm sad that this is US only though... :(

  7. I really want to read this one! :D

  8. I love the insight into Ophelia! It certainly makes me curious about the book, so thank you for the giveaway and wonderful post.

  9. I am so, so, SO excited to read this book! And I loved reading all about Ophelia in this post - it just makes me want to read this book even more!

    jwitt33 at live dot com

  10. This book looks awesome, and I can't wait to read how Ray retells this. Hopefully it doesn't end quite as tragically as the story on which it's Thanks so much for the giveaway! :)

  11. Great profile! Coffee is totally a food... and caffeine is its nutrients.

    Sounds like an amazing book :)

  12. This book looks great. I saw it somewhere else and it immediately when on my TBR list on goodreads.

  13. I just received my copy of the book today! Thanks so much for hosting this contest. So funny that Michelle lives like 15 minutes from me. I can't wait to start reading it (have to finish the 2 books I am in the middle of, but then it's next!)