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Monday, January 16, 2012

Words Have Power...Author Edition!

For the last day of the DON'T BREATHE A WORD tour, I put together a surprise...a bunch of YA author friends stopped by to share a few of their powerful words!


Special thanks to Beth Kephart, Denise Jaden, Melissa Walker, Justina Chen, Lish McBride, Lisa Schroeder, Sarah Jamila Stevenson, CJ Omololu, Stephanie Kuehnert, Tara Kelly, Joëlle Anthony, Stasia Ward Kehoe, Janet Fox, Tina Ferraro, and Janet Lee Carey!

And now you're probably wondering who won prizes from the DON'T BREATHE A WORD launch day? I think you should get some! Here are the winners:

Joli at Actin' Up with Books, Lisa at ShatterBooks, Aine at AinesRealmBooks,
Vivien at Dead Tossed Waves, Cristina, Crystal, and SJune!

Thank you to everyone for coming along for the ride, and check out the full DBAW tour for...well, everything you probably ever wanted to know about the book. :)

I hope you love DON'T BREATHE A WORD!

Monday, January 09, 2012

DBAW Tour Wk 2: win books & prizes!

Don't Breathe a Word is on the shelves and the tour is going strong! Here's a recap of the second week highlights, plus there are still lots of chances to win signed books, swag, and other cool stuff!


Monday, January 2
Review: Heidi Z at YA Bibliophile
Character Feature with May and Santos: Andye at Reading Teen
Short excerpt + “behind the scenes”: Jenny at Mimosa Stimulus

Tuesday, January 3
Review: Bailey at IB Book Blogging
Scavenger Hunt #1—9 am EST: Sara H at Eve’s Fan Garden
Scavenger Hunt #2—12:30 am EST: Kate at I Just Wanna Sit Here and Read
Scavenger Hunt #3—4 pm EST: Angela at Reading Angel

Wednesday, January 4
Review: Tara M at The Bodacious Pen
Review: Sara at Eve's Fan Garden
TMAS Cross Over – Locations: Heather at Proud Book Nerd
Creed’s Music Feature: Deborah at Books, Movies, and Chinese Food

Thursday, January 5
Review: Jenny at Mimosa Stimulus
Character Tens List: Kayla at Caught Between the Pages
Playlist: Crystal at My Reading Room

Friday, January 6
Review: LiLi at Chica Reader
Creed This or That List: Izzy at My Words Ate Me
Joy Character Book Picks: Heidi at YA Bibliophile

This week there are character secrets, deleted scenes, a quiz, and last chance to enter the cover contest and Words Have Power video contest!

Here's looking at this week:


Monday, January 9
Review: Tara G at Hobbitsies
Asher Character This or That List: Corrine at Lost for Words
Short excerpt + “behind the scenes”: Amber L at Just Your Typical Book Blog

Tuesday, January 10
Review: Val at Truth Be Told
TMAS Cross Over 3 - Delaney’s Secrets: Katie B at Katie’s Book Blog
Street Life Features
Hosting Heidi Ayarbe: Julia at Rex Robot Reviews
Hosting Holly: Danielle at There’s a Book
Hosting Suzanne Young: Crystal at My Reading Room
Hosting Steve Brezenoff: Patricia at Patricia’s Peculiarity

Wednesday, January 11
Review: Andye at Reading Teen
Story from the Past: Rummanah at Books In The Spotlight
Creed Character Interview: Cynthia A at A Blog About Nothing

Thursday, January 12
Review: Corrine at Lost for Words
Deleted Scene: Julia C at That Hapa Chick
Writing Tens List: Hannah at Paperback Treasures

Friday, January 14
Review: Jessica E at Confessions of a Bookaholic
Quiz- Which Character Are You: Tara G at Hobbitsies
The Real New Horizons: Jennifer H at Late Bloomer Online

Monday, January 16
Review: Page at One Book at a Time
Final Wrap Up Video + Contest Winners: Tara M at The Bodacious Pen


Hope to see you!

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

DON'T BREATHE A WORD Book Birthday Party!!!

DON'T BREATHE A WORD previewHi, everyone! Welcome to the virtual book birthday party for DON'T BREATHE A WORD!

We have party music, snacks and drinks, secrets, and swag! (Comment, tweet, and post for chances to win! Details below.) Click on the blinky graphic at right for a two chapter sneak preview!

First we've got to create the mood...


Now come to Seattle and find out more about the world of Don't Breathe a Word...


Joy's street-savvy friends May, Santos, and Creed introduce her to surprising delicacies from Café Flora, Starbucks,  and Molly Moon's Ice Cream.
It wouldn't be a DON'T BREATHE A WORD party without spilling a few secrets...
Stop by the {Teen} Book Scene DON'T BREATHE A WORD tour for tons of exclusive character interviews, secret connections to TELL ME A SECRET, behind-the-scenes peeks, and chances to win signed books and swag.


****And here's an exclusive donwload JUST FOR TODAY****

To celebrate the DBAW Book Birthday, we're posting the graphic novel rendition of the first two chapters, text adapted by Molly Blaisdell and illustrated by amazing artist Realm Lovejoy!! Click on the graphic to download and tell us what you think!


How about party swag?
We're giving away lots of signed books and swag today, including signed copies of DON'T BREATHE A WORD, the special edition TELL ME A SECRET audiobook, prints of DBAW artwork signed by Realm Lovejoy and me, DBAW magnets handmade by me, and more!

How to enter:
  • Leave a comment! What leaves you breathless? Why are you excited about Don't Breathe a Word? +2
  • Tweet, Post, or Blog about the party and include #dontbreatheaword and @hollycupala! +2
  • Be my friend on Facebook, Twitter, or Blogger. +2
  • Make the DON'T BREATHE A WORD cover your profile pic for any of the above, or post a pic of yourself holding the book! +2
  • Contact me here to tell me your links, points, and mailing address. (*US only today, but check out the tour for international prizes!)

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you love DON'T BREATHE A WORD!