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Giveaway: Ruined

September 24, 2009

Thanks to Dina at Big Honcho Media, I have 5 copies of Ruined by Paula Morris to give away.  Since I haven’t read the book, I’ll rely on the synopsis provided by Dina:

RuinedWhen 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.

You can see the book trailer here:

To enter to win one of five copies of Ruined by Paula Morris, simply leave a comment on this post. Giveaway is open to those 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).  I will use to determine the winner.  Contest ends at midnight EST, Wednesday, October 7, 2009.  Winners will be announced on Thursday, October 8, 2009.

71 Comments leave one →
  1. September 24, 2009 6:56 am

    I just won this book from Jennifer at The Literate Housewife. I am so excited!

  2. September 24, 2009 7:18 am

    Please enter me

    lovestoread0708 at yahoo dot com

  3. September 24, 2009 7:30 am

    Count me in please!


  4. September 24, 2009 7:39 am

    I’ve been hearing wonderful things about Ruined. Love the cover!

  5. September 24, 2009 7:50 am

    I’d love to be entered. Thanks!

    diaryofaneccentric at hotmail dot com

  6. September 24, 2009 9:41 am

    I would love to win a copy, it sounds soooo good. Thank you 🙂

    capriciousreader [at] gmail [dot] com

  7. September 24, 2009 9:44 am

    please enter me (love the cover) and the book sounds good too,

    bibliophilebythesea AT gmail DOT com

  8. September 24, 2009 10:09 am

    I’ve heard great things about this one =) I’d love a chance to win a copy!!

    Thanks so much,

    mishtakes AT gmail DOT com

  9. September 24, 2009 10:32 am

    Books about New Orleans (before and after Katrina) are my new favorites and this looks WONDERFUL! Please enter me.

    dulcibelle at earthlink dot net

  10. September 24, 2009 10:33 am

    I’m watching the preview as we speak–I’ll read it! It’s not the sort of thing I usually glance at, but as you posted about it, I did! I should really try to branch out more!

  11. Beth permalink
    September 24, 2009 10:47 am

    Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.

  12. September 24, 2009 10:50 am

    I would love to read “RUINED.” I like to read books with New Orleans as a setting.

  13. pearl permalink
    September 24, 2009 10:55 am

    Thanks for this great giveaway.

  14. September 24, 2009 10:56 am

    I have been wanting this one for some time now. Please count me in your giveaway.


  15. September 24, 2009 11:47 am

    Please enter me!


  16. September 24, 2009 12:39 pm

    Sounds like something I’d love now, then I can pass it on to my daughter in a few years! Please enter me.


  17. September 24, 2009 12:48 pm

    I think I might like this one. I love voodoo and New Orleans stories. Thanks!

  18. karen k permalink
    September 24, 2009 2:49 pm

    Sounds wonderful!! Please count me in…thanks.

    karen k

  19. September 24, 2009 3:13 pm

    No need to enter me, my friend. I’m dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I’ve got this posted at Win a Book for you.

  20. Marjorie permalink
    September 24, 2009 3:23 pm

    Please count me in on this great giveaway.
    I am a google reader follower.

  21. Marjorie permalink
    September 24, 2009 3:24 pm

    Sorry, delete my entry, I live in Canada.

  22. September 24, 2009 3:34 pm

    Throw my name into the hat please! I would love to read Ruined! I’m a sucker for ghost stories 🙂

  23. September 24, 2009 4:10 pm

    Oh I just have to have this! Look at that lovely cover. The story sounds good too 🙂


    Thanks for contest Bermuda!

  24. September 24, 2009 4:41 pm

    Please enter me.


  25. Page permalink
    September 24, 2009 4:46 pm

    Could you randomly pick me to win since October 8 is my birthday! LOL!
    Would love this book.


  26. September 24, 2009 5:58 pm

    Sounds like an interesting book, so please enter me.


  27. Julie H. permalink
    September 24, 2009 6:11 pm

    Please count me in! The cover looks great for a spooky read this time of year.

  28. Katie permalink
    September 24, 2009 6:29 pm

    count me in

    katelisim (at) comcast (dot) net

  29. September 24, 2009 7:34 pm

    I’d love to read this.


  30. September 24, 2009 7:53 pm

    I’d love to read this one!


  31. stacybuckeye permalink
    September 24, 2009 9:56 pm

    Sounds perfect for some late October reading. Please sign me up!
    stacybooks at yahoo

  32. September 24, 2009 10:50 pm

    I have been trying to win this forever, but no luck yet. It looks so amazing! Thank you!!


  33. September 24, 2009 11:57 pm

    Hi Kathy! I’d love to enter but alas I’m not in the US… That’s one book that I really wanted, but still, good luck to all who are entering the giveaway!

  34. Lucyinthesky permalink
    September 25, 2009 5:55 am

    I really want to read this book. i just love the book blogs as I find out about new authors I have never heard of. Thanks for that and the opportunity to win.

  35. Judy Cox permalink
    September 25, 2009 10:45 am

    I am from and live in Louisiana. I have not heard of this book yet, but it looks great. I love the cover. The graveyards of New Orleans are infamous. This is a must for me. Please put my name in the hat!!

    Judy (

  36. September 25, 2009 10:51 am

    Oh, this looks like fun – and I know my teenaged nieces will like it! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

    geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

  37. Carol permalink
    September 25, 2009 10:52 am

    I would love to be entered. Thanks!

    carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

  38. Margay permalink
    September 25, 2009 1:54 pm

    I love ghost stories! Would love to win this book.
    Margay1122 (at) aol (com)

  39. etirv permalink
    September 25, 2009 2:10 pm

    I would like to be entered, thanks!

  40. September 25, 2009 4:33 pm

    sounds interesting. I always enjoy books set in the Big Easy.

  41. September 25, 2009 5:23 pm

    Count me in please for your giveaway. Thanks.


  42. DarcyO permalink
    September 25, 2009 7:24 pm

    Please include me in your giveaway!

  43. Nancye Davis permalink
    September 25, 2009 7:56 pm

    This looks like a great book!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  44. September 25, 2009 8:09 pm

    Please include me in this giveaway, the book looks very interesting!

    leou2 at ymail dot com

  45. Cherie J permalink
    September 25, 2009 11:49 pm

    Please enter me. Thank you!

  46. MeMe permalink
    September 26, 2009 11:52 am

    Kathy this is a book that Murhl would die for….. MeMe

  47. September 26, 2009 2:20 pm

    I would love to win a copy of this book! Please include me- thanks.

    amanda n.

  48. September 26, 2009 4:48 pm

    This looks like a great read – please throw my name in the hat! 🙂

    nnjmom at yahoo dot com

  49. Sara C. permalink
    September 26, 2009 5:37 pm

    This books looks so good. It’s one of many on my wishlist! Count me in, please:

  50. justicejenniferreads permalink
    September 26, 2009 6:06 pm

    This book sounds really great. Definitely enter me in the contest. Thanks!

  51. September 26, 2009 6:48 pm

    I would like to enter: thereadingjourney[at]gmail[dot]com

  52. ann marie permalink
    September 26, 2009 9:21 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    annmariebro at yahoo dot com

  53. September 26, 2009 10:25 pm

    Please enter me.

  54. September 26, 2009 10:33 pm

    I’d love a chance to win!

  55. Dawn M. permalink
    September 27, 2009 2:19 am

    Ooo, this sounds good! Would love the chance to read it. Count me in, please! :0)

    librarygrinch at gmail dot com

  56. September 27, 2009 11:54 am

    This sounds really interesting, I’d love to win!

  57. MMW permalink
    September 27, 2009 11:32 pm

    Love the cover art! I can’t wait to read the book.

  58. Ruth Ann permalink
    September 28, 2009 10:22 am

    Looks like a great read. Thanks for the chance to win!

  59. September 28, 2009 6:31 pm

    I’d love a chance to read, this thanks!

  60. Lisa H permalink
    September 28, 2009 11:59 pm

    This sounds like a great book, just the kind I love.

  61. Anita Yancey permalink
    September 29, 2009 12:45 pm

    This book sounds so good. Please enter me. Thanks!


  62. September 29, 2009 1:00 pm

    enter me plz!

    haleymathiot at yahoo dot com

  63. Carol M permalink
    October 1, 2009 8:08 pm

    This sounds good! Thank you for the giveaway!
    Carol M
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  64. October 1, 2009 8:46 pm

    I’d like to enter! I’m reading this book right now, and I’ve got a dumb library copy! Ugh.

  65. Ashley permalink
    October 2, 2009 11:32 pm

    This book sounds great. I would love to read it!

  66. Sarah Z permalink
    October 3, 2009 1:50 pm

    Sounds like a great read!

  67. Andrea V permalink
    October 3, 2009 6:04 pm

    I’ve heard great things about this book, please enter me

  68. gloria permalink
    October 4, 2009 9:11 am

    thanks for the contest. would love to win this book it sounds like a good read and being we are heading into winter here it would be wonderful to curl up with hot tea and the book on a cold winter night.

  69. pixie13 permalink
    October 5, 2009 11:57 pm

    I’d love to own a copy of this book; please count me in. Thanks!

  70. CherylS22 permalink
    October 6, 2009 1:45 pm

    Sounds like a nice ghostly treat for Halloween! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  71. September 13, 2010 10:38 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway…please enter me.

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