Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Ruined Giveaway: Five Winners!




RUINED
ONLINE BOOK GIVEAWAY

Prize-
Five (5) Winners receive a copy of Ruined



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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.

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.


Giveaway (five copies of Ruined, five winners!)



Open to-The Ruined book promotion is open to participants with a United States mailing address only (international readers can enter if you have a friend in the States who can accept your prizes by mail!). Entrants under age 13 must have parent or guardian permission to enter.



Ends- September 30th



To Enter- If you could talk to the ghost of anyone, who would it be and why?



EXTRA (NEW ENTRY for each, otherwise it might not count)



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129 comments:

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

Jane Austen! We could talk about loads of stuff in her books :)

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+1 I'm a follower
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rhapsodyinbooks said...

Thomas Jefferson - I want some answers from that guy!!!

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~JoRdAn~ said...

I think I would want to talk to my great grandmother to know what it was like to live during her time and ask what in the world made her want to have 18 kids!!!

Jordan
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Great contest!

~JoRdAn~ said...

im already a followe :)

Jordan

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posted in sidebar!

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Jordan

...MY NAME IS ELENI AND I AM A BOOKAHOLIC... said...

+1 If you could talk to the ghost of anyone, who would it be and why? Don't laugh but I'd want to talk to Michael Jackson's ghost and ask hm what happened? I was so sad about his death and just want to know if the doctor did it lol...I know I'm retarded..

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Kristen said...

Woot! I want this book!

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Kate said...

Great contest! I would love to talk to Anne Boleyn. I would love to hear what it was like in King Henry's court.

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Kate said...

+1 follow

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Robby said...

The one person I would love to talk to would be my grandfather. A few years ago he died, and I never got a chance to say goodbye. I feel so guilty about that and I just wish I could have said goodbye.

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Neas Nuttiness said...

I would want to talk to my mother. When she died, things weren't the greatest between us. I'd like to be able to talk things out with her, and let her know that I love her.

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Robby said...

I follow!

Neas Nuttiness said...

I'm a follower - thanks.

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Erica said...

I would love to talk to Jane Austen- that'd be amazing.

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Erica said...

+1 I follow

Robby said...

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Anonymous said...

abe lincoln



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Holly said...

I would talk to my grams. holly.kay.lee(at)gmail.com

I am also a follower.

Sarahbear9789 said...

I would talk to my Baby sister, Unlce, and Grandpa.

Sarahbear9789 said...

Whoops. I am a follower.
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Linda K said...

I would love to talk to my sister again. She died in a tragic accident on vacation in 1980 and I would love to catch her up on my life and the rest of our family. We still miss her terribly.

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Linda K said...

I follow

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Vicky said...

Definitely Jimmy Stewart. He was an amazing man, and I would love to hear first hand about the things he experienced in his life.

Btw, what a gorgeous cover!

Sara said...

I'd love to be able to talk to my grandmother. She died when I was in elementary school, but I hear that we were a lot alike - I just wish I could have known that for myself... she loved to read! I think that's where I got my passion from! :)

Thanks for the contest!
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Sara said...

I'm a follower too!

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Sara said...

And this contest is linked on my sidebar @ http://thehidingspot.blogspot.com

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Taste Life Twice said...

+1 i follow

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Taste Life Twice said...

I would talk to my grandma's ghost, because I was never old enough to know her.

ReggieWrites said...

If you could talk to the ghost of anyone, who would it be and why?

I would want to talk to my great grandfather. He died when I was just two years old. My relatives always remembered that he would play with me. I was his little 'princesa'. I want to know him more. He sounded like a great man :-)

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trishalynn0708 said...

Someone personal that I would talk to would be my grandmother. She died 2 years ago suddenly when at the hospital for a surgery. I never got to see her again or tell her goodbye.

But someone I never knew and that is famous would have to be Elvis. How cool would that be?

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Froggy said...

I would talk to my grandpa because I miss him.

Froggy
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Froggy said...

I am a follower

Froggy
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Froggy said...

I added your link in my sidebar under contests!

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trishalynn0708 said...

Blogged about it:

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Wendy said...

If you could talk to the ghost of anyone, who would it be and why?

My old High school friend. It was unexpected and no one saw it coming.

- Wendy (omgitswendy at gmail dot com)

Wendy said...

+1 I follow.


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Jessica Kennedy said...

I would talk to Shakespeare. He's very entertaining. I'm sure it would be a blast to talk to him in today's day and age. I'd ask him about all kinds of things!

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Jessica Kennedy said...

+1 I Tweeted

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Jessica Kennedy said...

+1 It's on my sidebar and in my Roundup Post

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+1 Facebook

Jessica Kennedy said...

+1 And of course I follow! :)

Brooke Reviews said...

I'd like to talk to my Great Grandfather. He was a pretty amazing man, and he died before I was old enough to really get to know him.

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Brooke Reviews said...

+1 I'm a follower! :)

kalynnick said...

If I could talk to any ghost then I would love to talk to John Adams.

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tetewa said...

I would want to talk to the ghost of my dad, I have so many questions to ask him. tWarner419@aol.com

etirv said...

Edgar Allan Poe!

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etirv said...

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MJ said...

i'd talk to my grandmother.

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MJ said...

i follow.

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BookMac said...

If I could talk to the ghost of anyone I would probably want to talk to Marilyn Monroe, I would want to know how she died and what life was like being a superstar

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Brenda said...

If I could talk to anyone, I think it would be to Princess Diana. I would like for her to know how she has been missed since she is gone. She was so loved! I don't think she really knew that. She had such a tortured life.

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Brenda said...

I'm a follower!

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Donna said...

I'm looking forward to getting my hands on this one. New Orleans graveyards? How could I not?

The one ghost I'd want to talk to is Cleopatra. Why? Why not? In a wholly male dominated world, she dominated them. One of few women with true power in history. I'd love to talk to her about it.

Donna said...

I'm already a follower.

Donna said...

I've posted this in my sidebar and I'll mention it in my Sunday Contest Slurry this Sunday.

Thanks!

DeNiSe MaDnEsS said...
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DeNiSe MaDnEsS said...

+1 I would want to win Walt Disney I have so many question but I would mainly whant to know how he came up with the idea of Mucky Mouse

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DeNiSe MaDnEsS said...

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donnas said...

Please include me.

I would want to talk to Charles Dickens. I love A Christmas Carol and want to know more about his thoughts on ghosts and if theres any other stories out there that are temporarily lost.

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donnas said...

I am a follower.

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Morning Glow said...

Hmm, I know it may be cliche.. but I would want to talk to my Grandmother. I'd love her opinion on things going on in my life right now.. and just to sit on the couch and watch "scary" shows with her one more time.

Thanks!
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Morning Glow said...

Oh!
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throuthehaze said...

I would talk to my grandpa because he died when I was very young and I miss him
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throuthehaze said...

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Debbie's World of Books said...

I would love to talk to my grandpa. I really would like to ask him how he feels about what I've accomplished and just to hear some of the stories he used to tell me about his life.

+1 I follow
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Jessy said...

If I could talk to a ghost I would want to talk to Princess Diana.

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Jessy said...

+1- I am a follower

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I Heart Book Gossip said...

My bff. That'd be cool.

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+1 I'm a follower


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Kelsey said...

+1 follower

Abe Lincoln(:

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Indigo said...

If I could talk to any ghost who would it be? Helen Keller.

I'm amazed at what she accomplished in her life as a writer. How she dealt with life on life's terms confounds me. I'm deaf myself and couldn't imagine tackling life blind as well.

Thanks for the opportunity! Indigo

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Paula said...

Lizzie Borden--Her story has always fascinated me. Did she really kill her parents????

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Stephanie said...

there are lots of people I would love to talk to but the one I pick is my sister-in-law. We were never close n the 8 years she was with us. about 2 months before the accident ( a semi blew a stop sign) we made a connection. there is just so much more I would have like to have told her, shared with her, let he know I loved her

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Casey said...

Really want to read this book.

+1 follower

Casey
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holdenj said...

If I could talk to any ghost, I'd want to talk to my mom.

Love the cover-looks like a great story.

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booklover0226 said...

If I could talk to the ghost of anyone, who would it be and why?

It would be my father's paternal grandmother. Of the many stories I've heard about her was that she always carried an ax. Why... that's what I want to ask her!


Thanks,
Tracey

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booklover0226 said...

I am a follower.

Thanks,
Tracey

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Liz said...

I don't really know anybody who died except my great grandma who I barley knew. If my dog could talk I would love to talk to him!!
-Liz

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Liz said...

Im a follower
-Liz

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Limerick said...

To be sentimental, I'll say my mom. She died when I was young and I never got the chance to get to know here.

+1 I'm a follower

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Kelsey H said...

Even though I don't believe in ghosts, I would want to talk to Jane Austen. Why? Because she was an amazing author and it's awesome that her books are still popular today. I would want to know about her own life and what she thinks about certain issues. She would definitely be an interesting woman to talk to!

-Kelsey
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Ladytink_534 said...

I'd want to talk to my great grandmother because there are so many things I wish I had asked her before she died. I also wouldn't mind talking to Walt Disney because he's one of my favorite people that ever lived.
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Lauren said...

If I could choose anyone to talk to, I would pick my Grandmother who died when I was still in elementary school. I would want to talk about her what's happening in my life now and let her know I love her, because I don't think I ever truly told her that during the time I knew her even though I always have/ had know this, leaving me to highly regret not letting her know overall.

I already follow.

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Sara said...

My grandpa on my mom's side, since I never met him. He died only a couple months before I was born.

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TheBookworm said...

I follow! :D

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TheBookworm said...

I would talk to a ghost soldier who had worked on a Spanish ship. Maybe he would lead me to the gold! :D

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TheBookworm said...

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elnice said...

I would talk to one of my great great grandparents, I have some questions that no one seems to want to answer.
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elnice said...

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Beth (BBRB) said...

Hmm, probably my mom's ghost. It'd be nice to have one last contact.

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Beth (BBRB) said...

I'm a follower.

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Sue said...

I'd love to talk to my great-grandmother. My grandma has always been my favorite person and she just turned 91 last week. I've always wanted to know the woman who raised her.

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Beth said...

Please enter me. Thanks for the chance. I would love to talk to my grandmother one more time.

Ashley said...

I think it would be really cool to talk to Anne Frank, and hear her story exactly from her own mouth.

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Ashley said...

+1 I'm a follower!

Ashley said...

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Kimberly B. said...

Amelia Earhart. I'd love to find out what happened to her!
+1 I follow.

Kimberly B. said...

Amelia Earhart. I'd love to find out what happened to her!
+1 I follow.

Shadowofwonder47 said...

This sounds like an awesome book! Please enter me.

If I could talk to the ghost of anyone, it would be my grandma Welsh because she died when I was four and don’t remember her. I just want to talk to her and see what kind of person she was.

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Shadowofwonder47 said...

This sounds like an awesome book! Please enter me.

If I could talk to the ghost of anyone, it would be my grandma Welsh because she died when I was four and don’t remember her. I just want to talk to her and see what kind of person she was.

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Shadowofwonder47 said...

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anndrreaaa said...

I would talk to my friend whose passed and catch up on old times.

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susan.byerly said...

Would love to win this book! I would like to talk with my grandmother whom I never got to know.
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Tina said...

I would talk to Abe Lincoln, because he was a great president and also that time in history interests me.
I follow and I posted this on my blog (sidebar)
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Great contest
Tina

Misty said...

I think I would want to chat with either Jane Austen or Marilyn Monroe. Or Cleopatra, but there'd be a bit of a language barrier...

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Shawna said...

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Well let me think....hummm....I would love to talk to Moses how cool would that be!!!!

Thanks for this chance to win this neat book!!!

Shawna said...

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I am a follower of your blog

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LoveMy2Dogs said...

If I could, I would talk to my Great Great Aunt Veva. I would ask her more questions about when she was growing up and the way she lived. She died about 15 years ago at the age of 104.

LoveMy2Dogs said...

I am a new follower. Yeah!!

Cherie J said...

I would speak to my grandmother if I could and apologize for some things in the past that still bother me today.

Thanks for the contest! Would love to read this book.

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+1 Follower

WhatBriReads said...

I'd talk to this girl at my school who died last year. She was the nicest person you could ever imagine and I wish I had talked to her more.

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xxsquigglesxx said...

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Carol said...

I would like to talk to my grandfather. I never knew him. He died when my father was only twelve.
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Carol said...

I follow your blog.
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susan.byerly said...

Great giveaway. Would like to talk with my grandmother whom I never got to know.
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katzkids said...

I would talk to Dianna and ask her what really happened.

natalierenae said...

+1 I'm a follower!

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natalierenae said...

+1 I'd love to talk to Cleopatra. She's such a huge historical figure!

Natalie
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Warren Farrell said...

WHY MEN ARE THE WAY THEY ARE