Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Leap Into Books Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Leap into Books Giveaway Hop, hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer and Jinky is Reading.

For my giveaway I'm giving away Don't Breathe a Word by Holly Cupala and You Against Me by Jenny Downham, two wonderful and thought-provoking YA contemps.  Simply fill out the Rafflecopter below, all that is required is the name and email.  Open to US/Canada only.

Don't Breathe a Word by Holly Cupala
Joy Delamere is suffocating...

From asthma, which has nearly claimed her life. From her parents, who will do anything to keep that from happening. From delectably dangerous Asher, who is smothering her from the inside out.

Joy can take his words - tender words, cruel words - until the night they go too far.

Now, Joy will leave everything behind to find the one who has offered his help, a homeless boy called Creed. She will become someone else. She will learn to survive. She will breathe... if only she can get to Creed before it’s too late.

Set against the gritty backdrop of Seattle’s streets and a cast of characters with secrets of their own, Holly Cupala’s powerful new novel explores the subtleties of abuse, the meaning of love, and how far a girl will go to discover her own strength.

You Against Me by Jenny Downham
If someone hurts your sister and you're any kind of man, you seek revenge, right? If your brother's been accused of a terrible crime and you're the main witness, then you banish all doubt and defend him. Isn't that what families do? When Mikey's sister claims a boy assaulted her at a party, his world of work and girls begins to fall apart. When Ellie's brother is charged with the crime, but says he didn't do it, her world of revision, exams and fitting in at a new school begins to unravel. When Mikey and Ellie meet, two worlds collide. Brave and unflinching, this is a novel of extraordinary skillfulness and almost unbearable tension. It's a book about loyalty and the choices that come with it. But above all it's a book about love - for one's family and for another.

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Teaser Tuesday (15)


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
This conversation takes place after Lucy makes a big deal about her brother Jed and her new husband Nate washing up before eating at the table.  I thought it was really cute. 
At the conclusion of his prayer, Lucy glanced at her brother. "Would you quote your Bible verse , Jed?"

Jed turned scarlet "Uh, I forgot it, Lucy."
"Psalm 51:2," she prompted.
"Oh I remember. 'Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.'"

A smile played around her lips and she glanced at Nate.

"I like Matthew 15:19 and 15:20. 'For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witnesses, blasphemies: These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.'" He grinned back at her.

From Blue Moon Promise by Colleen Coble

About Blue Moon Promise
Lucy Marsh has lost everything but her determination to provide for her brother and sister. When she realizes her father's death was no accident, she decides to accept a proxy marriage in order to get her siblings out of harm's way. But trouble follows her to Wichita Falls, Texas, and nothing there is as she expected.