Saturday, April 4, 2009

Giveaway: The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson

The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson
*This contest is now closed*

Laurel Gray Hawthorne needs to make things pretty, whether she's helping her mother make sure the very literal family skeleton stays buried or turning scraps of fabric into nationally acclaimed art quilts. Her estranged sister Thalia, an impoverished Actress with a capital A, is her polar opposite, priding herself on exposing the lurid truth lurking behind middle class niceties. While Laurel's life seems neat and on track--a passionate marriage, a treasured daughter, and a lovely home in suburban Victorianna--everything she holds dear is suddenly thrown into question the night she is visited by the ghost of a her 14-year old neighbor Molly Dufresne.

The ghost leads Laurel to the real Molly floating lifelessly in the Hawthorne's backyard pool. Molly's death is inexplicable--an unseemly mystery Laurel knows no one in her whitewashed neighborhood is up to solving. Only her wayward, unpredictable sister is right for the task, but calling in a favor from Thalia is like walking straight into a frying pan protected only by Crisco. Enlisting Thalia's help, Laurel sets out on a life-altering journey that triggers startling revelations about her family's guarded past, the true state of her marriage, and the girl who stopped swimming. (Synopsis from Joshilynjackson.com)

Win one of five copies in this giveaway courtesy of Hachette Book Group.


Here's how:

You will get one entry for each of the following:

a) Comment on this post.
b) Comment on a Book Inspection post (new comments only)
c) Comment on a You're The Expert post (new comments only)
d) Subscribe via RSS to iheartmonster.com and tell me you did in your comment, if you already subscribe, tell me and it counts. Use the RSS button on the sidebar for your convenience.
e) Link to iheartmonster.com in your sidebar blog roll and post your blog link in your comment.
f) Link to this contest in a blog post and post your link in your comment.
g)
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Click the button to send this contest to Twitter.
h) Follow iheartmonster on Twitter. Tell me you did. If you already do, just say so!

Make sure to include your email address. Open only to U.S. & Canadian residents and no P.O. Boxes.

There is a possibility for eight entries. Entry deadline is 11:59PM Arizona time on April 20, 2009. Winners will be drawn using Random.org April 21st and notified. Winners will be posted April 22nd along with their links to their blogs/blog posts if applicable.

Guideline for posting your comment for entries:

I Heart Monster Said...

a) I want to win a copy! b) I commented on Book Inspection: Enchanted, Inc. c) I commented on You're The Expert: Podcasts d) I subscribe via RSS e) I linked to iheartmonster.com in my blogroll at http://www.twoweekstime.com f) I talked about this contest at http://melderaz.blogspot.com/xxxxxx g) I tweeted! h) I follow you on twitter.

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42 comments:

Fletcher said...

I want to win a coppy!
I tweeted.
I follow you on twitter.
My email is LinserF@aol.com
My name on twitter is fletcher146.

:))

Anonymous said...

I want to win a copy!!
I think I tweeted.
I think I follow you on twitter.
Book inspection: I inspected your current book reviews.
I am not an expert on podcasts, for sure.
Entering this contest stretched my limits :)
which is good.

As soon as I finish my taxes, I need to work on creating my own blog!!

cyeates AT nycap DOT rr DOT com

McFitz said...

Hi there,
I'd love to have a copy of this one -- sounds great. I have completed all of the suggested entries EXCEPT (f), and that's only because I haven't taken the time to write a blog entry yet. :-)

You can follow my name to get to the blog. You already have me on Twitter. Thanks so much. I'm really enjoying your blog and tweets. mcfitzsatx on yahoo 4 mail

Katie said...

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katie said...

I would love to win a copy! I subscribe to your blog!

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mindy said...

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malleycc said...

WOW i would love to win. Thanks.

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Lady Roxi said...

I would love to read this.

Thanks.

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BUSY BEE said...

This book looks fantastic. I would love to win.

Thanks for the giveaway!

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rlgrady said...

Looks like an interesting book. Thanks!
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Nicole said...

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Brooke said...

Would love to win a copy.. Saw this book the other day and it sounds so interesting...

Amber said...

I would love to win a copy!
And I follow you on twitter!

Amber
sammyjones57(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sarah C said...

1) I want to read this, so sign me up!
2) I commented on Book Inspection: Once Upon Stilettos
3) I commented on You're the Expert: Audiobooks
4) I follow you on Twitter (sarahbcrawford)

Thanks!
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allie said...

a) Would love to win a copy to give to my sister.
h) following on twitter! (@fabyuhluhs)

allie (at) fabyuhluhs (dot) com

Nicole D said...

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auntrene said...

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AmandaSue said...

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LesbianBride said...

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kathemc(at)gmail(dot)com said...

would love to win!

kathemc(at)gmail(dot)com said...

added your feed to my google reader

kathemc(at)gmail(dot)com said...

commented on the 'devil in the junior league' book inspection post

silverhartgirl said...

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Gwendolyn B. said...

a) I want to win a copy!
b) I commented on Book Inspection: Once Upon Stilletos
c) I commented on You're The Expert: Stephen King
d) I subscribe via RSS
g) I tweeted!
h) I follow you on twitter.

thanks for the chance!

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Belinda M said...

I would love to win this book. Please enter me in your contest

bison61 said...

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Jennifer said...

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tatertot374 said...

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Ariel said...

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I tweeted.
I follow you on twitter.
My email is ariel@fabyuhluhs.com
My name on twitter is arielfab

pete. said...

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♔ jessica.marie said...

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I Heart Monster said...

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I Heart Monster said...

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I Heart Monster said...

I tweeted about the giveaway: http://twitter.com/sweepstakesgirl/status/1538081312. --Michelle, blogattoday [^at) gmaildotcom

Recent blog post: My Updated Wins

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bcm said...

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