SOURCE: Carly Phillips HQN

June 05, 2006 09:44 ET

HQN Books Announces the Carly Phillips Sports Escape Contest

One Lucky Reader Will Win a $1,000 Escape From the Fall Sports TV Season

NEW YORK, NY and TORONTO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 5, 2006 -- Sports heroes are great -- especially when they're portrayed by bestselling author Carly Phillips -- tall, strong, sexy and handsome, like the guys in her Hot Zone trilogy from HQN Books. Now, Carly and her publisher, HQN Books, are celebrating the publication of her new novel, "HOT ITEM," the third novel in the trilogy (June 2006), offering one lucky reader the chance to win The Carly Phillips $1,000 Sports Escape Contest.

First prize is $1,000 to spend any way the winner would like. The next time a significant other is glued to the television or takes off to the hinterlands for a weekend of sports, she can go to a spa, throw a party for her friends who are also sports widows, go out and shop for new clothes, buy a season's worth of great romance novels...whatever floats her boat.

To win, the reader must tell Carly why she, above all others, most deserves an escape from her guy's sports habit -- in 100 words or less, of course.

How to enter: To enter online, readers should visit, follow the on-screen entry instructions and tell us (in 100 words or less) why she is the one person in North America who most deserves an escape from her significant other's annoying sports habit. To enter via mail, she should handprint (or type) on an 8-1/2" x 11" plain piece of paper, her full name, mailing address and telephone number and send along with a brief description to The Carly Phillips $1,000 Sports Escape Contest 20609 Entry. In the U.S. mail to, 3010 Walden Ave., P.O. Box 9069, Buffalo, NY 14269-9069. Or in Canada mail to, 225 Duncan Mill Road, Don Mills, ON M3B 3K9. For eligibility, all online entries must be received starting 12:01 a.m. (ET) on June 1, 2006 through 11:59 p.m. (ET) on July 14, 2006. All mail-in entries must be postmarked by July 14, 2006 and received by July 21, 2006.

To obtain a copy of these official rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: The Carly Phillips $1,000 Sports Escape Contest 20609 Rules, 225 Duncan Mill Road, Don Mills, ON M3B 3K9.

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