Take the U Trippin' Challenge: Author Michelle Buckley Celebrates the July 2006 Release of Her New Novel Trippin with Two Exciting Contests

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The summer months are prime months for traveling. Just in time, author Michelle Buckley offers up her newest novel, Trippin' which makes for perfect reading on long car trips and the beach! To promote her latest book, Buckley encourages readers to take the U Trippin' Challenge!

Michelle Buckley, the author of Bulletproof Soul,is releasing her second novel, Trippin' through Carl Weber's Urban Books in July 2006.

To celebrate the release of the book, Buckley is sponsoring two exciting contests. Said Buckley, "We all have both good and bad traveling memories. Traveling is something we can all relate to in the summer, and I really wanted to create some fun around the introduction of my latest novel by encouraging folks to share the best and worst of their travel tales".

Buckley would like to encourage everyone to join in on the fun and take the U Trippin' Challenge.

You Trippin' Challenge #1 -- Win $100

(for traveling or whatever else!)

Pre-order a copy of Trippin for a chance to enter a drawing to win a $100 CASH VOUCHER that can be used for travel (or anything else)! Please mail receipts for the novel Trippin by midnight July 31, 2006 to: PO BOX 11716, Kansas City MO 64138. Or you can email receipts to the author through http://www.myspace.com/michelle_buckley. Only online and in-store receipts with the name of the book clearly printed on the receipt will be accepted. For mail-in receipts, make sure to include your email address on the receipt. One entry allowed per book purchased. One lucky winner will be contacted by email on August 15, 2006 and announced on http://www.amazon.com, http://www.myspace.com/michelle_buckley and http://www.michellebuckleyblog.blogspot.com.

You Trippin' Challenge #2 -- Win a Trippin' Prize Pack

(includes autographed books, Warm Spirit products & more!)

Let's have your best travel stories!

The wilder ... the more sentimental ... the funnier ... the more off the wall ... the more nightmarish ... the better!

Got any off the chain hook ups you never confessed about? Ever pretend to be someone you weren't while traveling? Ever break any laws? Serve any time? Save any lives? Lose any appendages or cause others to lose any of theirs? Did you learn something unexpected about yourself?

If so, here is your chance to win a Trippin' Prize Pack. Prize Pack includes autographed copy of the book Trippin', Warm Spirit travel-size products, a travel journal and a Trippin' travel tote. Plus, there will be additional goodies!

To enter, post travel stories on: http://www.amazon.com, http://www.myspace.com/michelle_buckley (send email or place stories in comments section) and http://www.michellebuckleyblog.blogspot.com.

Only comments featuring travel stories will be entered in the drawing (keep entries brief). Be sure to include your email address as a part of your entry. The contest winner will be contacted via e-mail. All contest participants whose entries are posted by midnight on July 31, 2006 will be entered in a random drawing. Names will be entered only once, despite the number of postings. Winner will be notified via email and announced on the author's various online sites by August 15, 2006!

About the Book:

From skiing in the mountains to a nude beach vacation ... and trips everywhere in between, an urban travel club cuts loose, gets buck wild and vows to enjoy the best life has to offer. But all hell breaks loose following a trip to Las Vegas (Sin City) where envy, lust, lies, betrayal, greed and raw emotions reach a feverish pitch. For this group, their secrets are as deep and twisted as the road is long — which ain’t a good thing, since there is a stalker, blackmailer and serial killer among them. And when travel club members start dying off — everyone starts questioning their allegiances, their safety and their sanity!

About the Author:

Trippin’ is Buckley's second novel. Both this book and her first, Bulletproof Soul, were released by Carl Weber’s Urban Books. As a result of her debut writing effort, Black Issues Book Review Magazine included Buckley in the July/August 2005 issue as an up and coming African American author — a “fresh breeze.” And during the summer of 2005, her debut, Bulletproof Soul, was selected as a Blackexpressions.com “Editor’s Pick” and “Summer Favorite.” Prior to her fiction writing, Buckley did freelance writing for publications like Black Enterprise Magazine and the Kansas City Business Journal. Additionally, she was included in the #1 Essence bestseller, Souls of My Sisters (Kensington, 2000).

Author available anytime for interviews.

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