Thursday, September 30, 2010

Spotlight and Audiobook Giveaway: SAFE HAVEN by Nicholas Sparks

CLOSED.
Thanks to the generous folks at
Hachette Book Group,
I have been authorized to
 give away three (3) audiobook copies of
SAFE HAVEN
by Nicholas Sparks.

Rules for entering this giveaway
are at the bottom of this post.

by Nicholas Sparks
Read by Rebecca Lowman

Publisher: Hachette Audio
Category: Fiction
Format: Audio Book
Subformat: CD (Audio)
Edition: Unabridged
Publish Date: 9/14/2010
Price: $34.98/$39.98
ISBN: 9781607886198
Pages: 0

Description (from the author):
When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community and becoming increasingly attached to Alex and his family.

But even as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her . . . a past that set her on a fearful, shattering journey across the country, to the sheltered oasis of Southport. With Jo's empathic and stubborn support, Katie eventually realizes that she must choose between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards . . . and that in the darkest hour, love is the only true safe haven.

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About the author (from the publisher):
Nicholas Sparks is the author of 15 books. He lives in North Carolina with his wife and children. You can visit the author's web site at http://www.nicholassparks.com/Click here to read a more in-depth author bio.


RULES FOR ENTERING THE GIVEAWAY:

• Leave an original comment on this post telling me you would like to win. Include an email address with your comment so that I can contact you if you do win. Use a spam-thwarting format such as geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com or geebee.reads [at] gmail [dot] com

You must leave an email address in order to qualify. If I can't contact you, you can't win!

• You can earn an extra entry by being or becoming a Follower or Subscriber of this blog and telling me about it in a separate comment.

• Blog about this contest and provide me with the link to the post in a separate comment, and I'll give you yet another entry.

• Tweeting about this contest and providing me the link in a separate comment will get you one more entry. I've added a Retweet button at the bottom of every post.

• Stumble this blog, Digg it, or Technorati Fave it, whatever, and leave a separate comment for another entry.

• Winners must provide a U.S. or Canadian street address. Hachette is unable to deliver to P.O. Boxes.

• PLEASE NOTE: One win per household. If you win this title in another contest hosted at another blog, Hachette will only send one copy per household address.

Deadline for entry is 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, October 29, 2010.

• Winners will have 48 hours to respond to my email announcing that they have won; if I don't hear from a winner, I will draw another name.

• Winners are determined using the sequence generator at Random.org.

Thank you to Anna
at Hachette Book Group
for making this giveaway possible.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

148 comments:

PoCoKat said...

Have loved Nicholas Sparks since the Notebook. Would love to win.

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PoCoKat said...

I follow on GFC.

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Bethie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I love love love Nicholas Sparks.

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Bethie said...

I follow on GFC

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Jo-Jo said...

I would love a chance to win this audiobook!
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Jo-Jo said...

I'm also a follower.
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a real librarian said...

Thanks for the chance to win!!
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a real librarian said...

I follow!!
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Jackie S. said...

Love his books; please enter me.
Thanks!!!
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Jackie S. said...

Am e mail subscriber. Thanks.
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Just Mom said...

I love books set in the Carolina's - thsi one soudns good. Please enter me..
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Just Mom said...

+1 I am a follower on GFC.

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Natalia said...

I would like to win it.
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John said...

Please enter me to win this book.
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Renee G said...

This sounds like another great Nicholas Sparks book.
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Renee G said...

I follow as Renee G on GFC.
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Martha Lawson said...

This book sounds awesome! Please enter me for it.

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Martha Lawson said...

follow on gfc

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Lora1967 said...

Please enter me into your contest
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My husband is an over the road truck driver. He listens to the story and then hands themm off to another driver. They switch all the time.
Please keep me informed
Lora

Lora1967 said...

I am an old follower
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Lora1967 said...

I am an email subscriber
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I love yout site!
thanks for the great giveaway!

Autumn said...

I love audiobooks! I'd love to check this one out!

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Autumn said...

I'm a follower via GFC

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Denny, Alaska said...

My 15-year-old daughter says Nicholas Sparks' books are the best! Thanks for entering my name in your giveaway.

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Denny, Alaska said...

+1 I follow via GFC. Thank you.

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justpeachy36 said...

I want to win for a couple reasons. I love Nicholas Sparks, he is one of my favorite authors. I like the fact that he's endings don't always have to be happy... He is such a great writer, it just doesn't matter.

The second reason is that I truly enjoy audio books. I listen to them on my computer or CD player when I'm washing dishes or cleaning house or mowing the lawn... It's a nice change of pace, not to have to hold the book LOL

Please enter me in the giveaway.

justpeachy36@yahoo.com

justpeachy36 said...

I'm a GFC follower and an e-mail subscriber...

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Tore said...

I am a follower and email subscriber. I love Nicholas Sparks also. I really enjoyed a Walk to Remember. I would love hear this book. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

boliyou said...

Would love to read it, it sounds like a lovely story.
esmith401[at]gmail[dot]com.

Thanks for the giveaway!

boliyou said...

I'm also a follower through Google Friend Connect (boliyou)
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Diana D said...

My daughter loves the audio books and I'd like to win this for her. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.


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Diana D said...

I am an email subscriber. Thanks


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Diana D said...

I am also a GFC follower. Thanks again.

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Benita said...

I adore Nicholas Sparks' work. I'd love to add this to my collection.

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Benita said...

Email subscriber.

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Connie Black said...

I am a huge Nicolas Sparks fan. I would love the opportunity to hear this story.
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Connie Black said...

GFC follower!
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Anonymous said...

would enjoy reading nicholas sparks' latest novel...thanks for the chance :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

email subscriber :)

karenk
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Chèli said...

Love to listen to Sparks' books while I sew. Glad there's a new one. Hope I win!

cyderryATyahooDOTcom
Chèli
Cheli's Shelves

Chèli said...

I am A follower!

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Cheli's Shelves

JHS. said...

I would really like to read this one.

JHS
Colloquium

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JHS. said...

RSS subscriber.

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Susan said...

Can't pass this one up! Would love to listen to this audio book :)

Thanks for the chance to win!

safoga at gmail dot com

Susan said...

I'm a GFC follower.

safoga at gmail dot com

Susan said...

I also tweeted about this giveaway here: http://twitter.com/safoga/status/26221545598

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Susan said...

Not sure I had the link right on my previous comment - so sorry! Here it is: http://twitter.com/safoga/status/26221545

Rebecca Graham said...

I haven't read all of Nicholas Sparks 15 books yet but hope to when time allows.

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misskallie2000 said...

I have read several of Nicholas's books and loved them so know this one will be great also. Would love to win and listen as I go to drs ofc, physical therapy and just sitting on patio or gardening.

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misskallie2000 said...

I am a GFC follower and email subscriber.

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Anonymous said...

I'm wondering if this is going to be turned into a movie as well :D

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Anonymous said...

I am an old GFC follower.

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Kristi said...

You have me interested! I want to know what secret she is keeping!

Please enter me in the giveaway.

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Kristi said...

I am an email subscriber/follower.

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librarypat said...

I am a Follower.

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librarypat said...

I am a Subscriber.

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librarypat said...

When you have had a bad experience, it is sometimes easier and safer to run away and start over. Learning to trust again and take a chance on another relationship is a difficult thing to do. You know how wrong it can go and how much it can hurt.

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rubynreba said...

Love is the only Safe Haven is a great phrase!
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rubynreba said...

I am a follower on google
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Anonymous said...

I would love to win. It would be great to listen to something by Sparks on my way to work. luvyorangecat[at]yahoo[dot]com

Anonymous said...

I Tweeted about giveaway http://twitter.com/LuvyOrangeCat/status/26488982467

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Carole Spring said...

Nicholas Sparks is one of my favorite authors. I have read most of his books. I would love to win the Safe Haven audiobook. It would be great to listen to when I make the 3 hour drive to visit my daughter and grandkids.

Thanks for the chance!

blondie_31971(at)yahoo(dot)com

Carole Spring said...

GFC follower (Carole Spring)
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Carole Spring said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/cspring31971/status/26582307745
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Anonymous said...

please enter me & thx for the contest perfect fall listening..
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Team JC said...

I was just watching an interview with Nicholas Sparks on CBS when I found this giveaway. I am a huge fan of Nicholas Sparks. I have read all of his books except this one. I am new audio books and would love to start with a Nicholas Sparks book. Thanks!
ctgriffin99 at aol dot com

409cope said...

I would love to win as I love Nicholas Sparks.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

I am an email subscriber.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

I tweeted-http://twitter.com/409cope/status/26844447187 cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

janetfaye said...

I like to read Nicholas Sparks books and i would like to listen to this.

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janetfaye said...

I am email subscribed.

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Jo-Jo said...

I blogged about the contest here for another entry.
joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

Steve Capell said...

I haven’t read any of this author’s books, but this review sounds like a book that I would take pleasure in listening too. Sometimes our past can huant us! Thanks you so much for hosting this giveaway.

steven(dot)capell(at)gmail(dot)com

Emma said...

I am email subscribed.augustlily06(AT)aim(DOT)com.

Emma said...

SAFE HAVEN sound wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway. augustlily06(AT)aim(DOT)com.Thank you.

abfantom said...

I would like to listen to this audio book during my daily commute.

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abfantom said...

I follow via GFC: abfantom

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agordon10 said...

I'd like to win, his books are great.

Tarah said...

I'm a huge Sparks fan - I've heard this one is different from his usual writing so I'm really curious to read it!

Tarah
tarah716[at]ymail.com

Misusedinnocence said...

I love Sparks a an author and would like to be entered for this.

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Misusedinnocence said...

I follow on gfc.

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jackie said...

I'd love to win so I could hear the next Nicolas Sparks best seller.

Alicia said...

I've only read 1 book of his, I wasn't real impressed. But I'd love to give another book a shot.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

bloggyig at gmail dot com

mmentor said...

please and thank you

butter-bean said...

To be honest I love Nicholas Sparks and have read everything he has written except this one. I have not ever listened to an audio book of his so just that is intriguing in and of itself.

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butter-bean said...

I both follow you on GFC (rubymoon or Ally) and subscribe by email to your blog.

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hendy said...

I love Nicholas Sparks and haven't read a book of his I haven't liked yet. Every since I saw this book was coming out I've wanted to read it.
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hendy said...

Already follow via GFC
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hendy said...

tweeted
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Katie said...

I just became a follower of your blog :)
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spynaert said...

i'd like to win
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Anonymous said...

Love this author and how he can touch a woman heart.

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Anonymous said...

I have just subscribed. Thank you for the chance to win.

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Anonymous said...

We are big Nicholas Sparks fans! Please enter me in the contest!
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chlorinebrain said...

I've never ready anything by Nicholas Sparks but the book sounds great! I would love to win this! Thanks for the chance.

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Bonita12 said...

I love Nicholas Sparks and audiobooks!
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Chelsey said...

I would like to win! I haven't read this Sparks book yet and would love to listen to it on a road trip with my husband. Thanks for the giveaway. mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...

I'm following your blog.

I haven't head "thwart" in ages. It's a good word...

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Chelsey said...

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Chèli said...

Nicholas Sparks and AUdio - what a win/win contest.... hope I win!]]

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Chèli said...

I am a follower

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Chèli said...

Posted on my sidebar!

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mrsshukra said...

Nicholas Sparks fan, please count me in!

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Google follower!

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Emmy Coffee said...

This sounds like a really intriguing story. I would like to win this, listen to it, and then donate to our local library.
God Bless!

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Emmy Coffee said...

I'm a follower of your blog

wgbc1446 said...

I've heard that Nicolas Sparks is a good author. I love audio books to listen to when I drive or work around the house. wgbc1446[at]yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would like to win because I recently got my first audio book after losing sight in one eye--and "reading" can not be fun again.

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ky2here said...

Because Nicholas Sparks is a gifted storyteller and this would be great for an upcoming road trip.

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GFC follower kycouple2000.

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ky2here said...

Will tweet for audiobooks: http://twitter.com/#!/ky2here1/status/28943932639

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grannyvon said...

I love Nicholas Sparks books and since my eyes are not what they once were the audiobooks are great for me. ybutler(at)oppcatv(dot)com

susan said...

I love Nicholas Sparks, I have read all of his books but this one! I would love this. suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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Hotsnotty2 said...

I would love to listen to this, thanks for the chance!

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Anonymous said...

I would love to win!

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Anonymous said...

I'd love to win.

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Barginmom said...

I would love to listen to this book on audio Yes count me in as I would like to win,

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Barginmom said...

I just subscribed toyour emails!
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AEKZ2 said...

I've never read any of Nicholas Sparks' books, but I've heard many great reviews. I'd love to win!

AEKZ2 said...

Email subscriber

Busy Working Mama said...

I like his books. I would like to win because I rarely have time to read and I could listen to this in the car. Right now I read in the car while stopped at red lights :)

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susan1215 said...

I love Nicholas Sparks

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susan1215 said...

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Chrystal said...

I would love to win. I love Nicholas Sparks' books.

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Chrystal said...

Follow publicly via Google Friend Connect (Chrystal)

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FDP 4 Life said...

i love sparks' books can't wait to read it
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kathy pease said...

Thank you for the awesome giveaway please count me in :)
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tamathamc said...

audio books are awesome on road trips, would love to win

tamathamc said...

new gfc follower

Tara said...

I love all of Nicholas Sparks' books! They are my fave! Would love his latest one!

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Tara said...

I follow you publicly on Google friend Connect

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Atreau said...

Sounds like a good one! I love to listen to audio books while cooking or cleaning.

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knightcry said...

I would love to win this. I love his books and this one sounds as great as his others.

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Swtlilchick said...

I would love to win SAFE HAVEN
by Nicholas Sparks

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SalanderServant said...

Sparks is the man!

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SalanderServant said...

GFC follower.

SalanderServant said...

Tweeted here. http://twitter.com/Fatally_Flayed/status/29150800184

lknott said...

I have read Sparks books before and enjoyed them! Looks like agood romance with a few unique twists!! Thanks for the Giveaway! Enter me please!!


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I would like to win. It sounds like a very interesting book. garrettsamboATaolDOTcom