Monday, September 7, 2009

Giveaway: Ruined by Paula Morris


Read the synopsis:

When Rebecca Brown goes to New Orleans to stay with her voodoo-obsessed aunt, she finds the beautiful city haunted by the effects of Hurricane Katrina. Rebecca is also startled to discover a haunting of a different kind: near a graveyard one night, amid the Spanish moss and beneath the moonlight, she meets a ghost girl named Lisette, who has been dead for 150 years. Lisette helps Rebecca unearth an ancient mystery in her aunt’s house, along with some troubling historical truths. Meanwhile, Rebecca must juggle adjusting to her snooty new prep school, developing a serious crush on a handsome boy, and dealing with an elite group of popular girls who may be linked to the ghostly mystery themselves.

View the book trailer:



About the author:

Paula Morris has published a short story collection and several novels for adults in her native New Zealand . She's lived in a number of cities around the world, moving to New Orleans the year before Hurricane Katrina. She teaches creative writing at Tulane University.

Click for more information:

http://www.thisispoint.com/books/ruined.asp

Sign up to win:

As I mentioned during the Mailbox Monday post last week, I have been given the opportunity to hold a giveaway for 5 copies of this fantastic and really engrossing YA book which I read in one breathless sitting (so a review will be coming shortly). The contest is open to US addresses only (sorry, no P.O. boxes) and if you are under 13, you'll need a parent's permission to enter. The contest will run for 7 days and you'll better understand the significance of the number once you read the book. Winners will be drawn on Monday the 14th and announced on Tuesday the 15th. To enter, leave a comment here and make sure to leave a way for me to contact you. To earn extra entries, become a follower, post about the contest on your blog, or tweet the contest (be sure to include @booknaround in the message so I can see the tweets).

Good luck to everyone!

43 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good book. Please count me in!

    dlodden at frontiernet dot net

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  2. I follow.

    dlodden at frontiernet dot net

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  3. Please include me in your giveaway.
    Thanks
    Debbie
    debdesk9(at)verizon.net

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  4. I am a follower.
    Thanks
    Debbie
    debdesk9(at)verizon.net

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  5. Hi, Kristen! No need to enter me; I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted over at Win a Book for you.

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  6. Just finished watching the trailer-looks like fun -please count me in : D

    BevE
    merryweatherbookblog@gmail.com

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  7. Sounds really good.
    I subscribe, count me in.


    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  8. Please include me!

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

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  9. Sounds like a great book.

    seattlesnoops(at)aol(dot)com

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  10. I would like to read this book. Please enter me. :D

    I'm a follower.

    linna.hsu at gmail dot com

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  11. I am definitely interested in this one. Can't wait for your review.

    bookingmama(at)gmail(dot)com

    I'm also a follower!

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  12. please include me!

    Lexie
    Lexie.Cenni(@)Gmail.com

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  13. Sounds good! Please include me in the giveaway.
    heatherzilla(at)care2(dot)com

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  14. Oooo, I remember hearing about this book and wanting to read it. Would love the chance to win. Count me in, please! :0)

    Thanks!
    librarygrinch at gmail dot com

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  15. Looks like a good book! I follow and I tweeted.

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  16. I've been eying this one; i love the cover:

    dd DOT bookgoddess AT gmail DOT com

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  17. First time hearing of this one, sounds good! tWarner419@aol.com

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  18. count me in please
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  19. Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.
    wandanamgreb[at]gmail[dot]com

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  20. I just became a follower of your blog.
    wandanamgreb[at]gmail[dot]com

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  21. So cool! That house is right around the corner of G's school probably the snooty one mentioned :)...

    Not big on ghost stories or N'Awlins ones -- it's enough I live here!

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  22. I really want to read this. Thanks for the chance!

    I am a follower.

    I posted on the sidebar here: http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  23. I'd like to be entered for the giveaway as well please. Thanks.
    jessica(at)fan(dot)com

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  24. Please add me too.

    daphne@benderly.com

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  25. I'd like to drop my name in the virtual hat. Thanks.

    glenn_pessano AT yahoo DOT com

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  26. I would love to read this, it sounds great!

    marielay@gmail.com

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  27. I am a follower.

    marielay@gmail.com

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  28. I'm in & I'm a follower!

    chaoticcompendiums at yahoo dot com

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  29. This looks great! Please enter me!

    BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

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  30. I'm a follower.

    BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

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  31. I'd love to win a copy - this looks like a great read.

    I'm a follower on Google Reader and I blogged about your giveaway here:

    http://booksandmovies.colvilleblogger.com/2009/09/11/bookish-links-for-saturday-september-12-2009/

    nnjmom at yahoo dot com

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  32. please enter me.


    melissa(at)gingerhigh(dot)com

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  33. I am a follower

    melissa(at)gingerhigh(dot)com

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  34. Count me in too!

    goodbooksandgoodwine(at)gmail.com

    I'm a follower!

    Thanks for hosting this contest :-D

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  35. Please enter me . Thanks for the chance.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

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  36. Count me in!

    I'm a follower.

    Sara M
    silentalibis AT yahoo DOT com

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  37. Shawna Lewis
    weloveourdogs@juno.com

    OH thank you so very much for this chance to win this amazing book I have had my eye on it for sometime now!!!

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  38. Shawna Lewis
    weloveourdogs@juno.com


    I posted this on Twitter ~
    http://twitter.com/theblindcupid/status/3975211877

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  39. Shawna Lewis
    weloveourdogs@juno.com

    I am a follower of you blog

    I subscribe to your Google Reader Feed

    I have an e-mail subscription to your blog also

    Thanks again for your blog & this book giveaway!!!!

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  40. Just found your blog by accident! I immediately signed to be an e-mail subscriber and follower.

    I would very much like to enter this giveaway.

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