Bookgasm Contest (day three!)

Today’s books are Michelle Pillow’s Fierce Competition and Bit By The Bug!

Bit By The Bug (book 1 in her Matthews Sisters series)

While vacationing with her mother in Vale, Colorado, photographer Kat Matthews meets an eccentric, rich couple who have a bizarre proposition. They want to hire her to date their son. And not just date him, but train him how to date so he’ll continue doing so afterward. As payment, they dangle a once in a lifetime opportunity in front of Kat – the chance to have her photographs seen by the owner of the most prestigious are gallery in New York.

Fierce Competition

With a dream job, great roommates and a wonderful boyfriend, Dean, Jane Williams has everything her heart desires – that is until her vicious social rival, Vanessa, finds out her most humiliating secret and sets about bringing her social whirl crashing down around her. Jane’s terrible secret is that she works part-time as a waitress in a down-market pizza restaurant to fund an addiction to designer shoes and handbags. When Vanessa lets Dean’s senator father in on the discovery, Jane is likely to lose not only the gorgeous Dean but also her hard earned social credibility. There’s only one way for Jane to avenge herself: she’s going to do exactly what Vanessa’s done to her – take her man – but the only problem is that she’s still in love with Dean.


I love Michelle’s books and these are both really good! Today’s question is: If you could have any career, what would it be and why? I’ll choose a winner at noon tomorrow!

47 comments to “Bookgasm Contest (day three!)”

  1. Stacie Mc
    November 17th, 2008 at 6:41 am · Link

    Actually, I’m really fond of my career – nursing. Flexible hours, good pay, interesting work and I get to help save lives.

  2. azteclady
    November 17th, 2008 at 7:00 am · Link

    Getting paid to read.

    I’ll even write reviews 😀

    What? That’s not a career, you say?


  3. Brandy W
    November 17th, 2008 at 7:05 am · Link

    There are a few things I have always wanted to be but my ultimate job would be photographer. Its something I’ve always wanted to do but just never have. My other option would be message therapist. I think so much healing can be done with touch.

  4. Mel K.
    November 17th, 2008 at 7:11 am · Link

    I’d like to be a psychological criminologist like Jodie Foster in SILENCE OF THE LAMBS.
    I’ve always been fascinated by serial killers and I’d like to learn more about them. 😈

  5. Teresa W.
    November 17th, 2008 at 7:21 am · Link

    Would love to get paid to review either books or movies! There both my favorite things to do.

  6. Lea
    November 17th, 2008 at 7:30 am · Link

    Dare I say I would like to be an author?Why? I guess I’d like to let my muse run free and give all these characters chattering in my grey matter a home/story.

    No, I’m not a diagnosed schizophrenic. – Yikes! 😀

    Thank you Lauren,
    Have a Great Day

  7. azteclady
    November 17th, 2008 at 7:34 am · Link

    Okay, I thought about it some more…

    I would love to work at a used book store.

    Why? Because you get to see so many treasures, out of print books, old categories from current best sellers, etc.

    And you get paid to spend your time in a book store!

  8. Diana C.T.
    November 17th, 2008 at 7:34 am · Link

    I would really love to be a romance writer. Being creative and writing stories to entertain readers. Unfortunately, I’m the biggest bread winner in this duo and can’t take time off to even do it part time.

  9. sara hurt
    November 17th, 2008 at 7:43 am · Link

    My dream job would be a cake decorator. I would love to make beautiful cakes for the all different occassions.

  10. Christine
    November 17th, 2008 at 7:51 am · Link

    If I could do it over again I would be a either a chef or a baker b/c I love both.

  11. Laura K
    November 17th, 2008 at 8:00 am · Link

    I’d love to be paid for my reviews, too! Wouldn’t mind being a publicist either. Either one, or a combo of both, would be a dream job for me.

  12. Ayla
    November 17th, 2008 at 8:04 am · Link

    Author! Although i’ll settle for Time Lord 😉

  13. Natasha A.
    November 17th, 2008 at 8:48 am · Link

    I would love to just be able to stay home and raise our children (if/when we have some)…I have always wanted to have a bookstore and I love photography (although I am not so good at it.) I have a few dream jobs! lol
    Natasha A.

  14. Rebekah E.
    November 17th, 2008 at 8:52 am · Link

    I love my career. I’m a medical transcriptionist. I get to do my job at home and have somewhat flexible hours. It is great because I don’t have to put my kids in daycare. But one of my dream jobs would be a writer. I would love to write a Paranormal Romance.

  15. Crystal B.
    November 17th, 2008 at 9:08 am · Link

    My choice would be to be a chef. I enjoy cooking and baking. 🙂

  16. april s
    November 17th, 2008 at 9:09 am · Link

    I would love to write books. Because I have so many dreams and thoughts that I would love to put into books. I know I love reading and I have a firm belief that I could be a great writer if I could find the time to sit down and get my book onto paper. 😆

  17. Patrice
    November 17th, 2008 at 9:29 am · Link

    My dream job was Marine Biologist but it’s changed to a variety of different dreams as I got older, most still revolving around the ocean and environmentalist.

    Thanks for the contest!

  18. MsValerie
    November 17th, 2008 at 9:31 am · Link

    I’d work as a trainer, running on-site or web training programs for software. I’ve done this before in my field and really loved it.

  19. Dana
    November 17th, 2008 at 9:44 am · Link

    O’ it is. Yes, I want to be an Author, being allowed to slip away in other worlds I see.

    BUT, that said, ever since I was little and saw “Bewitched” and really understood what Darin did (Creating Ads/Jingles) I wanted to create the jingles and slogans that get stuck in peoples heads.

    You know, the ones that really stick in your head and nearly drive you nuts? Well, I wanted to be the one that created them!



  20. Kerry
    November 17th, 2008 at 11:09 am · Link

    I already have my dream career -I am a teacher, nurse, chauffer, maid, accountant, chef, handywoman, and a coach. Now I am sure I forgot a few titles in there but the most important one to me is of course Mom! 😀

  21. Jane
    November 17th, 2008 at 11:16 am · Link

    I would love to be the host of a travel show. I would get paid for traveling the world and eating exotic cuisine.

  22. Fedora
    November 17th, 2008 at 11:20 am · Link

    I think I’m too lazy to write reviews, but I kind of like copy editing, so maybe copy editing or proof reading romances 🙂

  23. RobynL
    November 17th, 2008 at 11:37 am · Link

    I’d love to be a ‘taste tester’ in all the 5 star restaurants of the world; get to travel and dine.

  24. Susan
    November 17th, 2008 at 11:43 am · Link

    My dream job would be Patient Advocate/Social Work. After seeing the way my two grandfathers were treated while in the hospital I wanted to make sure everyone, especially those who had no family, had someone to stand up for them.

  25. tea4444rose
    November 17th, 2008 at 11:59 am · Link

    my dream career would have to be a writer – I wish I could write beautiful stories about fantastic adventures and passionate loves.

    hmmmph, if only.


  26. Greta
    November 17th, 2008 at 12:03 pm · Link

    Something I can do at home – even if I was with my current employer. If I could stay home I would love it 🙂

  27. Zara
    November 17th, 2008 at 1:08 pm · Link

    I would be the owner of a book store, because then I could touch the books any time I wanted lol.

  28. Diane M.
    November 17th, 2008 at 1:13 pm · Link

    Have a book store!

  29. Nancy
    November 17th, 2008 at 2:01 pm · Link

    I shall assume we’re talking besides writing so I shall say acting. I was never one of those kids who didn’t know what they wanted to do with their life, I always wanted to either write or act and it became a question of choosing one because I knew I’d never have time to pursue both the way I wanted. So after doing the acting thing for a while and having a love/hate relationship with it, I gave it up cause while I loved it and was good at it, it was just too hard on my nerves. Writing is much more suited to my personality and makes me just as happy.

    So if I could do the acting thing, and have the nerves not be an issue, I’d do that.

  30. L
    November 17th, 2008 at 2:35 pm · Link

    I know it is corny but growing up I always wanted to be an astronaut … and I still do!

  31. Christa
    November 17th, 2008 at 2:45 pm · Link

    Something in the horticultural field. I love plants and landscaping. I graduated from a Horticurltal Technician course in college and worked in a greenhouse for a year and a half, but now on disability. But lucky enough to still play in the dirt in gardens of family and friends.

  32. Estella
    November 17th, 2008 at 3:03 pm · Link

    I would love to be a Master Gardenerand work for a park with a rose garden.

  33. tina brunelle
    November 17th, 2008 at 3:09 pm · Link

    I would have to say computer graphics designer. When I can get back to college i intend to do this. i love the artsy side of computers and this would be a nice creative outlet.

  34. Lee
    November 17th, 2008 at 3:33 pm · Link

    Archaeologist….yeah, like Indy…maybe a bit of Lara Croft. I’d tavel, I’d get to sneak around the backs of museums, maybe just uncover mamoth bones with a toothbrush. I would just love to be able to touch all of that history and dream about it…

  35. jessi
    November 17th, 2008 at 4:43 pm · Link

    Dream job???? If I could have any job I think that I would be an archaeologist. The reason is I could travel, and try to uncover hidden civilizations that have been forgotten for centuries and buried in jungles around the world.


  36. Janet H
    November 17th, 2008 at 4:52 pm · Link

    Gemologist–to appraise, buy and sell gemstones. I would love to handle beautiful gems all day.

  37. Karin
    November 17th, 2008 at 5:31 pm · Link

    If I could have any career, I’d choose to be a travel journalist. You know, the kind who travel around the world to fantastic places and write about them. Since I love to travel, it would be a great way to do it and get paid for it at the same time.

  38. pamk
    November 17th, 2008 at 6:11 pm · Link

    a travel photographer. or an editor.

  39. Ann M.
    November 17th, 2008 at 6:22 pm · Link

    Dream job would be an archeologist being able to work on digs.

  40. Debby
    November 17th, 2008 at 6:39 pm · Link

    I love to travel and so would be a travel agent that checks out trips so I can go on all these wonderful trips for free

  41. Stacy S
    November 17th, 2008 at 6:56 pm · Link

    Mine would be bookstore owner! I love to read. Would also like to be a photographer. Love to take pictures, seeing different expressions on faces.

  42. Heather P
    November 17th, 2008 at 7:33 pm · Link

    My dream career would be a cake decorator like you see on the WE channel. I love to decorate cakes but I would truly like to make the 6 ft tall and decorated outrageously for someone’s wedding. That would be a fanatastic job for me.

  43. Blanche
    November 17th, 2008 at 10:04 pm · Link

    I already have my dream career…….and I’ve been lucky enough to do it for the last 21 years…….”MOM”……..can’t imagine doing anything else!! 😀

  44. Lori T
    November 17th, 2008 at 10:47 pm · Link

    I would love a job in the publishing industry, but on a more realistic note…maybe a libratian. This would be perfect as I could try to infuluence kids to enjoy reading as much as I do.

  45. Cynthya
    November 17th, 2008 at 11:53 pm · Link

    I always wanted to be a librarian when I was growing up, but while that is still appealing, I think a better fit for me is history professor.

  46. Caffey
    November 18th, 2008 at 12:03 am · Link

    Happy Monday!!! Gosh the weekends go too fast.

    Really, do you need a professional reader, LOL. of romance. I mean I know many are thinking of the same thing for a job, but we are bookacholics, that would be our dream to read all day and night and get paid for these delicious reads! This would surely be number one! Now if I should have a different answer, I’d love to play game shows and no matter how bad I did, I’d still be paid for playing them. I love the challenge and I get lots wrong on Jeopardy but when I get one right, YES!!!

  47. Danielle
    November 19th, 2008 at 7:46 am · Link

    Any career? That’s a toughy… I guess I’m gonna have to say… a dog shelter owner.