Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Teen Book Scene: Holly Cupala's Inspiring Places Vlog + Giveaway!

Introducing author of Don't Breathe A Word, Holly Cupala...

Holly Cupala wrote teen romance novels before she ever actually experienced teen romance. When she did, it became all about tragic poetry and slightly less tragic novels. She has worked with the Western Washington chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, been a readergirlz diva, and now serves on the board of the University of Washington Writing Program. When she isn't writing and making art, she spends time with her husband and daughter in Seattle, Washington. These days, her writing is less about tragedy and more about hope.

TELL ME A SECRET is her first novel, and her second, DON'T BREATHE A WORD, is coming October 2011 from HarperCollins. Ten percent of the author's proceeds go toward World Vision's Hope for Sexually Exploited Girls.

Onto Inspiring Places Vlog...

Joy Delamere is suffocating...

From asthma, which has nearly claimed her life. From her parents, who will do anything to keep that from happening. From delectably dangerous Asher, who is smothering her from the inside out.

Joy can take his words - tender words, cruel words - until the night they go too far.

Now, Joy will leave everything behind to find the one who has offered his help, a homeless boy called Creed. She will become someone else. She will learn to survive. She will breathe... if only she can get to Creed before it’s too late.

Set against the gritty backdrop of Seattle’s streets and a cast of characters with secrets of their own, Holly Cupala’s powerful new novel explores the subtleties of abuse, the meaning of love, and how far a girl will go to discover her own strength.

The Giveaway...

HarperCollins was nice enough to contribute enough books for there to be a daily giveaway for copies of Don't Breathe A Word.

-One automatic entry.
-For every post you comment on, it's one entry. (Don't forget to link to where you commented.)
-An extra entry if you tweet, facebook, blog post or in some way incorporate the giveaway on your blog.
-Fill out the form each time you do one of these things, and remember you can only do spread the word through one social media network one time. (Example: only tweet once, other tweets will not be counted as entries.)

-Giveaway is International, as long as The Book Depository can ship to you.
-US/Canada copies will be mailed from Holly and signed.
-Ends January 14 midnight CST.

Fill out this FORM to enter.

Thanks to Holly and Teen Book Scene!



  1. Thanks for being a tour host! Really looking forward to this read. Loved Tell Me a Secret. This sounds just as good!

  2. This sounds like such an amazing read. Thank you so much for the chance to win a copy. I've added this to my wishlist! :)

  3. This tour is awesome! I would definitely like to read it!

  4. Wow, it was so great actually seeing the locations where the story takes places. Brings everything to life.

  5. It looks really cold there! Thanks for the video.

  6. LiLi, thank you so much for hosting me and the DBAW tour, and I'm happy you liked the video! Jessy, that's actually a SUNNY day in Seattle, if you can believe it! (We shot it Thanksgiving week.)

  7. Wow, what a great review and thanks for the giveaway, can't wait to read DBAW!

  8. Thanks for participating in the tour and giving the chance to win this book! I am really looking forward to reading it!

  9. Thanks for the giveaway. I'm looking forward to reading the book.

  10. Thanks for the giveaway. I can't wait to read this.

  11. I know those places! I live by those places! I actually just ate Molly Moon's the other day. So good :]

  12. Another excitement-inducing post! Thanks for sharing:) Can't wait to read it!


  13. Thank for hosting this stop on the tour and letting us learn more about the author and this very exciting new release:)