Thursday, December 1, 2011

Holiday Giveaway Hop

This giveaway will run from now until December 6 (midnight EDT), as part of the Book Lovers' Holiday Hop.
If you'd like an advance reader copy of Try Not to Breathe, just leave a comment below stating a simple holiday wish for the world (peace? an end to hunger? books for everyone? happy puppies?), plus a way to reach you. One entry per person.

(The cover as it will appear on the final book is on the left; the cover on the ARC the winner will receive is on the right.)
Synopsis:  In the summer after his suicide attempt, sixteen-year-old Ryan struggles with guilty secrets and befriends a girl who’s visiting psychics to try to reach her dead father. Young adult, contemporary.

Rules:
You must be at least 13 years old and able to receive mail in the US or Canada.
I reserve the right to pick another winner if the original winner does not claim the book, and to cancel the contest if backup winner fails to claim the prize.
One comment per person. Winner will be selected randomly from the entries received on or before midnight EDT on December 6 (i.e., the minute December 7 starts).
I reserve the right to cancel the contest if technical difficulties (e.g., caused by internet or software failures) interfere with my ability to receive and track the entries.
Other blogs giving away free stuff this week:
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72 comments:

  1. OMG! Thank you! This book is somewhere in my reading list. I love the cover. It's so romantic. Thank you so much.
    TayteH
    thunter_5@yahoo.com

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  2. Try Not to Breath is on my wishlist! And my holiday wish for the world is literacy. Everyone deserves the chance to read all of the great books out there :0)
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    thebooklife@yahoo.com

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  3. My holiday wish is for more jobs to come available to those who need it. I see families and the economy struggle. Jobs are very hard to come by now and days. It would be great is more jobs were available.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    bwithbite (at) gmail (dot) com

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  4. OH YES! thanks so much!

    I cannot wait for this book, ever since I first read the synopsis I knew I *had* to read it. And I just adore the cover of the ARC! it's stunning! hopefully I'll get to own it :)

    lovebug.mel[at]gmail.com

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  5. forgot the holiday wish! (got carried away by the excitement!)

    so anyway, it will be... hmmm how about freedom of the opressed? or a world with no bullies?

    that'd be awesome! <3

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  6. Oh oh oh! I want to read this so badly - loved THE SECRET YEAR! :)

    My Christmas wish? To have great time with my family, as this will prolly be my last Christmas with them for a while.

    onepagereviews@gmail.com

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  7. Thank you for the outstanding giveaway.

    Wish for the world how about everyone actually is as kind to everyone else as they would like someone to be to them. Not just talk but action.

    frellathon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. My Christmas wish....to just have an uneventful holiday with my family.
    Donna
    ljldml@gmail.com

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  9. My Christmas wish:

    May all citizens of the world take one conscious step toward making it a better place to live.

    PS, don't worry about adding my post to they giveaway. I want to buy the book when it comes out.

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  10. My wish is for people to be able to see the amazing inside them.
    epicbooknerd(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. This is a tough one...what is my wish for the world? I think when I get to the core of ALL issues it is this: I wish that each person treated others as he/she wished to be treated: love and acceptance and respect.

    I am sooo stoked about this book. I can't wait to have it in book form. *blissful sigh*

    (you know you can find me at livejournal. ;)

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  12. Thank you so much! I wish for everyone to know what it feels like to be loved unconditionally. Although many may have that, I know a lot of people don't.

    mcrs_venin(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  13. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway :)

    My wish: Patience in the world

    tea4my3@gmail.com

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  14. Wow, what a list!! Big blog hop!

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  15. Sounds good. Thanks for the giveaway! mellocello1ATjunoDOTcom

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  16. Chocolate! Everyone needs chocolate, right?


    thebookvixen at gmail dot com

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  17. I definitely would love a copy! And I need to get The Secret Year, too. My holiday wish for the world would be for understanding and tolerance of everyone.

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  18. My holiday wish to the world would be for there to be more positivity in it. Bad things happen, will always happen, but it might help to have something positive, something to hold on to when you need to.

    safaripoet@live.com

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  19. This book looks very interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.
    KimS.
    sweet_tea1(at)rock(dot)com

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  21. My wish is for everyone to receive the book they most want to read this holiday season--and that, by some miracle, said book will make their heart glow and also stir their spirit.

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  22. My wish for the world would have to be that a cure for cancer to be found... This would save so many world wide from suffering and heartache...
    ramblingsandadventures(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. Mine is the same as April's above. I just visited a friend of mine who is dying and is in and out of consciousness (sp). I would wish that he will pass peacefully and that his family knows that families are forever!
    delivery.RN at gmail dot com

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  24. I would love to win a copy of try not to breathe. it sounds great!
    prettyhaydengurl (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  25. Thank you so much for the giveaway! ^-^

    This is such a hard question, but I would have to say that I'd be so happy if somehow things like sexism, racism, ageism, etc. could be ended. I would really adore some equality in this world for once!

    sarah.hollis26(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  26. My wish would be for common sense to be more common. That way things like racism, sexism, oppression could end.

    Thank you so much for this giveaway. I'm really looking forward to Try Not to Breathe.

    Bekka
    prettydeadlyreviews(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. My wish is also for cancer to be eradicated. It has hurt too many people I love.

    brookea_2006

    brookea_2006 at yahoodotcom

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  28. My wish is that no child or adult has to go a day without food or shelter.

    Thank you for the giveaway.
    Joli @ Actin' Up with Books
    actinupwb at gmail.com

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  29. My holiday wish is to raise money for our Ethiopian adoption and that the wait list for a child isn't too long!

    gjmanningATcenturylinkDOTnet

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  30. My holiday wish is for a cure to many of the diseases plaguing mankind, especially mental illness. I am really looking forward to this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

    ferretvamp14[at]live[dot]com

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  31. I want the troops overseas to be save and I wish that there would be a lot less violence.

    This book sounds really fantastic.

    supersonic182@gmail.com

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  32. This is such an amazing giveaway! This book is sitting within my TBR pile of books and has been for a while, Happy Holidays!

    prefs22[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  33. Oh this is awesome!

    momsbookshelfandmore@yahoo.com

    http://www.momsbookshelf.com

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  34. My wish is for the definition of genocide currently used by UN be amended to include cultural genocide and have the word "intent" taken out of their definition. Every lawyer knows intent is near impossible to prove.
    Thanks for the giveaway

    wingedpersephone at gmail dot com

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  35. I would wish that no child ever had to go hungry again.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  36. I would wish that everyperson had a chance to succeed in learing and achieve thier goals not everyday but atleast some times. For them to strive.

    cwyant3497@gmail.com

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  37. My wish is that all the homeless pets of the world get a loving place to live.

    crazypplrok at gmail dot com

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  38. My wish is for acceptance for all those who know what it's like to be discriminated against, judged, or ever denied equal rights.

    hannahle816(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. My wish would be that a cure for cancer could be found. Having lost a sister and grandmother to cancer and having had a treatable form of skin cancer myself, that's what I'd like to see happen.

    Pam
    vanillaorchids69(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. My wish is for pets that are given as Christmas presents to stay with their families 'fur'ever (even after the cute factor has passed), instead of being dumped at the pound after they grow up. ):

    saycecat @ yahoo DOT com

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  41. My holiday wish is that everyone had somewhere warm to sleep. There is a woman who I believe is homeless that I see every few weeks and she is never dressed for the weather. I wish I was able to help her.

    jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

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  42. My wish is for health, happiness, provision, friendship, love for all.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway, and I hope you have a wonderful holiday season :)

    dani AT refractedlightreviews DOT com

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  43. Thanks so much for the giveaway! My holiday wish would be a job, home and enough food for everyone.

    thaliansmhc at yahoo dot com

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  44. Thank you so much for the giveaway! I can't wait to read this. AND I love the original cover so very much. I am 43 and too old to squee, but I will if I win this ARC.

    My wish is for our troops to come home safely. An end to war, world hunger, and oppression.

    Sandra
    PinkLadyDesigns at charter dot net

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  45. My Christmas wish is for my two daughters to have a wonderful Christmas together.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

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  46. My Christmas wish is for Americans to not go hungry! If only we would take care of our own first, and then help others!

    Thank you for the giveaway - the book sounds awesome!

    Gena Robertson
    robertsongena@hotmail.com

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  47. My wish for the holidays is just to spend time with my family. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!! :)

    Adri
    adri_love@sbcglobal.net

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  48. WORLD PEACE! Seriously though. mariahoverlockATgmail.com

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  49. My wish for the world would be a happy day for everyone.
    GFC - rickimc
    rickimc[at]aol[dot]com

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  50. Peace would be wonderful.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  51. Basic needs of everyone met. Thanks for the giveaway! I really like the ARC cover, but the final is pretty also. Gloria

    geschumann at live dot com

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  52. My wish for the world would be for everyone to stop and appreciate what the holidays are really about.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Melanie.M.McCullough at gmail dot com

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  53. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

    My wish for the world is for no one to be hungry.

    jadedlittlegirlx AT gmail DOT com

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  54. Instead of taking a huge step and asking for world peace or something, I just want people to notice what is happening to the world around us. In short, I want apathy to end.

    email: alabaster.skies@yahoo.com

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  55. I wish people did not live solely for themselves. Thank you for the giveaway :)

    aprilxu2222@gmail.com

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  57. What a great giveaway thank you very much! I can't wait to read this one thanks for the chance!
    GFC follower-latishajean
    tishajean@ charter.net

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  58. Thank you for the awesome chance to win! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom I would love to review this book for my blog!

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  59. I love your books! If I could get my hands on an ARC of Try Not To Breath I would absolutely freak! This is an amazing giveaway!! :DD

    GFC follower: echika

    email: echika[at]insightbb[dot]com

    Thanks again for this giveaway!
    Happy Holidays!!

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  60. Wish that everyone loved to read! (laughs)
    anxirium at yahoo dot com

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  61. my simple wish is to have a good dayw ith my family and friends where we are happy and no fights or eveyrone gets good books


    mortalsinn at yahoo dot com

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  62. My prayer would be that childhood hunger would be relieved!
    Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this Book Lovers Holiday Giveaway Hop!
    Chanticlear1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. I know that world peace sounds cheesy and cliche, but that's really what I would wish for. There's way too much hate out there.

    Thanks for the giveaway :)
    daniellesaunders1984(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  64. I wish that next year's even better than this one :) Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    iliveforreading AT hotmail DOT com

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  65. Thanks so much for the giveaway :)
    My wish is for an end to racism and prejudice.

    monagargATyahooDOTcom

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  66. My wish is for the U.S. to refocus on education and properly fund it, and this includes school libraries.

    leyser73 at yahoo dot com

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  67. I wish for the world (all the people) to find true happiness.

    miss.smileygirlie at gmail dot com

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  68. My holiday wish is for the cure for the common cold to discovered! (sniffle) I hate being sick!

    Patricia @ Lady with Books
    ladywithbooks@yahoo.com

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  69. I can't wait for your new book to come out! I've had it on my TBR list for what seems like forever!

    TaraTagli at gmail dot com

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  70. My holiday wish is for people to let go of their anger. There is no need to hold grudges, life is too short, be happy with what you have and love your family. It's the only family you have so make time with them count

    june111(at)att(dot)net

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  71. Thank you, everyone, for the beautiful wishes! I'll be letting the winner know soon. :-)

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