August 01, 2006 11:51 ET

Bestselling Author Carly Phillips Offers Helping Hands Around the House

Contest Celebrates the Publication of New Novel, "CROSS MY HEART"

NEW YORK, NY and TORONTO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 1, 2006 -- When dirty dishes fill the sink, toys litter the staircase and wet towels grow in mounds on the bathroom floor -- every day -- how's a woman supposed to take care of her home, her work, her family and still have a moment for herself? Would $1,000 for a maid service, a souped-up new vacuum -- or even a trip to the mall to escape the mess at home -- help?

New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips says a resounding yes! And in an effort to lighten the load of one lucky reader, she's announced the HELPING HANDS Contest, an opportunity to win that $1,000. Entrants need only tell Carly, in 25 words or less, why they're most deserving of a little help around their own homes (before they tear their hair out).

Carly and Harlequin have announced the contest in celebration of the publication of "CROSS MY HEART," her new novel about a young woman who fakes her own death to escape a greedy and abusive guardian. To make her way in the world, Carly's heroine takes a job as a maid and then goes on to form her own company providing household help to busy New Yorkers. Ten years later she learns that her evil uncle is about to have her declared dead in order to gain control of her family fortune. Forced to "return from the dead," she finds the love she left behind is even more valuable than her inheritance.

Carly's legions of loyal fans will love the book -- and the chance to win a little helping hand of their own. Details can be found at:

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