April 3, 2009

Giveaway: The Girl Who Stopped Swimming

Lauren Gray Hawthorne needs to make things pretty, whether she's helping her mother keep family skeletons in the closet or sewing her acclaimed art quilts. Her estranged sister, Thalia, is her opposite, an impoverished actress who prides herself on exposing the lurid truths lurking behind middle class niceties. While Laurel's life seems neatly on track-- a passionate marriage, a treasured daughter, a lovely suburban home-- everything she holds dear is threatened the night she is visited by the ghost of her 13-year-old neighbor Molly. The ghost leads Laurel to the real Molly, floating lifelessly in the Hawthorne's backyard pool. Molly's death is an unseemly mystery that no one in her whitewashed neighborhood is up to solving. Laurel enlists Thalia's help, even though she knows it comes with a high price tag. Together, they set out on a life-altering journey that triggers startling revelations about their family's haunted past, the true state of Laurel's marriage, and the girl who stopped swimming.


"A ghost story, family psychodrama, and murder mystery all in one. Jackson's latest is a wild, smartly calibrated achievement. A-." - Entertainment Weekly

"...spellbinding southern-gothic tale...." - Family Circle



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Valerie at Hachette is allowing me to give away 5 copies of "The Girl Who Stopped Swimming" by Joshilyn Jackson. The giveaway will run from now until April 12th. I will use randomizer to choose the winner and they will be notified via email. Winners will have 48 hours to email me their mailing address or another winner will be chosen. Good luck everyone!

YOU MUST LEAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS OR YOU WILL NOT BE ENTERED. Here are the ways to enter & you will receive entries for each of the following:

*Leave me a comment telling me you'd like to enter. 1 entry

*Post this contest on your blog and leave me a comment including the link. 2 entries

*Follow my blog (current followers welcome too) leave a comment stating that. 1 entries 

*Tweet this contest on Twitter and leave me a comment including the link. 2 entries

*Follow me on Twitter (current followers welcome too) and leave a comment stating that. 1 entries

Make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry. Please leave a way for me to contact you in your comment.

Rules: Winners must be residents of the US and Canada and we cannot mail to PO Boxes.


80 comments:

  1. I would love to enter for this book please. Thrillers are right up my alley. Thanks! Indigo

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  2. I follow you on my Google Reader. Thanks Indigo

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  3. I'm also following you on Twitter under sageraven. Thanks! Indigo

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  4. Hey thought I'd let you know that this is impossible to read on Google Reader - it shows up in peach and there's not enough contrast to see it. Thought you'd want to know!

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  5. I would love to win this book!! Please enter my name in your giveaway. Thank you!!

    cyeates AT nycap DOT rr DOT com

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  6. Please count me in!
    mj.coward[at]gmail.com

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  7. I follow

    mj.coward[at]gmail.com

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  8. I follow on Twitter - Sumrthyme

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  9. Please include me in your giveaway.
    Thanks
    Debbie
    debdesk9@verizon.net

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  10. I am a NEW follower!!

    cyeates AT nycap DOT rr DOT com

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  11. Sounds very interesting.

    sharon54220@gmail.com

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  12. I am also a follower.

    sharon54220@gmail.com

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  13. Please count me in! This sounds like a great book.

    gypsyrover21(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  14. I'm a follower.

    gypsyrover21(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  15. I love a good ghost story. Please enter me! Thanks.

    jgbeads AT gmail DOT com

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  16. I posted this in my right sidebar at:

    http://janelsjumble.blogspot.com

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  17. I subscribe in Google reader.

    jgbeads AT gmail DOT com

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  18. I'm not usually into books with ghosts in it but this book sounds really interesting so I'd love a chance to read it! Thanks.
    unforgetable_dreamer_always (AT) hotmail (DOT) com

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  19. Just wanted you to know I posted this on Win A Book. No need to enter me.

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  20. I"d love to win this book, too! amandagignac[at]gmail[dot]com

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  21. please enter me into this giveaway.

    thanks,
    jakewoodworth(AT)gmail.com

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  22. Please enter me! This sounds like a great read.

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  23. Please enter me!

    allisonDOTcampbellATgmailDOTcom

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  24. And I posted your giveaway on my blog:
    http://hollybooknotes.blogspot.com/2009/04/giveaway-girl-who-stopped-swimming.html

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  25. This book sounds interesting. I'd like to read it. Please enter me. Thanks.

    lazydaisy0413[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  26. Would love to win this ... I actually have it out from the library but with no hope of starting it (much less finishing) by the time my renewals are up.

    Thanks for listing my blog on your blogroll, BTW! :)

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  27. Thanks for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. This looks sooo interesting! Thanks for the giveaway!

    ladyufshalott at yahoo.com

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  29. I'd love a chance to read this book. Thanks for the great review!

    espressogurl at hotmail dot com

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  30. I'd love a chance to win this book. I follow via RSS!

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  31. This sounds like a page turner! Thank you for entering me :)

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  32. Please enter me. Thanks!

    tiffanyak1986(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  33. I'm following you on Twitter (TiffanyAK)

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  34. I'd love to read this book - please count me in!

    Thanks,
    Cheryl
    megalon22[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  35. Please enter me! I love gods in Alabama and Jackson's blog.

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  36. I really want to read this one, I love ghost stories!

    vmlay@artsci.wustl.edu

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  37. I would love to read this book.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  38. 1. I blogged:
    http://luckygiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/04/giveaway-girl-who-stopped-swimming.html

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  39. 2. I blogged:
    http://luckygiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/04/giveaway-girl-who-stopped-swimming.html

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  40. I follow your blog.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  41. 1. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/Janetfaye/status/1478512410

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  42. 2. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/Janetfaye/status/1478512410

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  43. I follow on Twitter:
    http://twitter.com/Janetfaye

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  44. Sounds like a wonderful read, thanks for the review and a chance to win!

    slcremer at gmail dot com

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  45. Link to my blog:

    http://sherrylinnslist.blogspot.com/2009/04/girl-who-stopped-swimming.html

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  46. Blogged #2

    http://sherrylinnslist.blogspot.com/2009/04/girl-who-stopped-swimming.html

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  47. I'm a follower

    slcremer/Sherrylinn

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  48. My tweet
    http://twitter.com/Sherrylinn/status/1480550445

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  49. Tweeted #2

    http://twitter.com/Sherrylinn/status/1480550445

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  50. I'd love to win this book! We're going to the beach with my inlaws this summer, and I'm gonna need lots of good reading material! LOL Thanks!

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  51. I would love to read this book. It looks great. Thank you!

    Tiffanys819 at gmail dot com

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  52. I follow your blog - Tiffany819

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  53. I also follow you on twitter- Tiffanys819

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  54. This sounds like a great spooky story. Please enter me. :0)

    Thanks!
    librarygrinch at gmail dot com

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  55. I'm always looking for a good new read!

    Thanks,

    selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

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  56. Please enter me for this book. I love stories that have ghosts in them. This book sounds wonderful, love to read it.

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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  57. Please enter me, i'm always looking for new authors and books!

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  58. this book looks good, please enter me! thanks!

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  59. Thanks for the great review and video! This sounds like the perfect book to take to the beach/ pool this year. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  60. I follow you on Blogger! Thanks! :)

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  61. please sign me up

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  62. I'd love to read this book - thank you for the chance to win a copy!
    geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

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  63. . . . And, I'm a Follower!
    geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

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  64. I follow you on Twitter.

    geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

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  65. . . . and, here's my Tweet: http://twitter.com/ASeaOfBooks/status/1497699796

    geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

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  66. I would love to win this book! Thank you!
    Carol M
    mittens0831 AT aol.com

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  67. I'm a follower.
    Carol M
    mittens0831 AT aol.com

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  68. I follow on Twitter - CarolAnnM
    Carol M
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  69. I'd love to read this book - it sounds great! Thanks for the chance. iclipalso(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  70. I would really love to win this book :)

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  71. and I posted a link on the contest part of my sidebar earlier, too.

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  72. I would love this book because I love reading and I have been hearing that this book is a must read. Sure hope I WIN.

    thebun@personainternet.com

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  73. I would love to read this one. Please enter me in your giveaway

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  74. I would like to enter. Thank you.

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  75. Would love this book. Thanks for providing this great contest :D

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