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[CLOSED] Giveaway: Ruined by Paula Morris

by Ann-Kat

Hello and happy Friday! I have some awesome news…I can giveaway a copy of Ruined by Paula Morris to five lucky winners.

In case you haven’t already heard about the book, here’s the synopsis:

When 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.

This is just in time for the Halloween season and a great opportunity for those of you participating in the R.I.P. IV challenge to expand your reading pool.

Before we get to the fun part (i.e. what you need to do to enter), we need to establish a few ground rules:

1. You must have a U.S. mailing address – no P.O. boxes (if you’re international, you’re welcome to enter if you have a friend in the U.S. who is willing to receive the book and forward it to you).

2. If you are under 13 years of age, you must have your parent’s permission to enter.

With that established, to enter, leave a comment on this post answering the question: Have you ever been to New Orleans? If so, what was your favorite part of the trip. If not, what would you most like to see if you were to visit. (And should you live in N.O., tell us what visitors should make it a point to see).

For extra entries:
+1 if you’re subscribed via RSS
+1 if you tweet about this giveaway post
+2 if you post the link in your blog’s sidebar
+3 if you write a blog post about this giveaway
+3 if you’re subscribed to the newsletter

Make sure to mention any extra entries in your comment so I can tally them. The contest will run through 11:59PM EST on Friday September 25, 2009.

That’s it and good luck!

Comments on [CLOSED] Giveaway: Ruined by Paula Morris

  1. # Margaret wrote on September 11, 2009 at 10:01 pm:

    I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!

    I have never been to New Orleans – But I want to soo badly. I’d love to go to Mardi Gras just to experience the atmosphere. And I’d love to go to the French Corner :)

    ok. Please enter me.

    +1 I’ve been subscribed via RSS
    +2 I linked it in my sidebar
    +3 I blogged about this on my blog :P

    http://bookwormbarista.blogspot.com/2009/09/another-chance-to-win-book-come-on-yall.html

  2. # Bookish links for Saturday, September 12, 2009 | BOOKS AND MOVIES wrote on September 12, 2009 at 1:01 am:

    [...] Win Ruined by Paula Morris at Today, I Read, The Literate Housewife, and [...]

  3. # Donna S wrote on September 12, 2009 at 1:36 am:

    Looks like such a great book. Cant wait to read it.

    I have been to New Orleans and my favorite part was the ghost tour we took one night though the French Quarter. The tour guide was awesome and the stories were fascinating.

    I follow in Google Reader.

    Posted in the sidebar here: http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/

    Posted on the 9/13 contest post here: http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/

    Im subscribed via email.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com
    .-= ´s last blog ..Waiting on Wednesday – Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2 =-.

  4. # Carrie K. wrote on September 12, 2009 at 2:42 am:

    I would love to win this – it looks like a great read!

    I’m a subscriber on Google Reader, and I blogged about your giveaway here:

    http://booksandmovies.colvilleblogger.com/2009/09/11/bookish-links-for-saturday-september-12-2009/

    nnjmom at yahoo dot com
    .-= ´s last blog ..Bookish links for Saturday, September 12, 2009 =-.

  5. # ALLEYKATT wrote on September 12, 2009 at 9:12 am:

    +1 I have not been to NO but it is someplace I have always wanted to visit. I am curious about the vintage graveyards and would wander about looking at the grave stones. Thanks for the chance
    +1 subscribe on Google Reader (reading at rubymoonstoneATgmail)
    +3 subscribed to the newsletter at espressogurlAThotmail

  6. # Diana wrote on September 12, 2009 at 11:30 am:

    I’ve never been to New Orleans :’(

    +1 RSS
    +3 Subscribed to newsletter

  7. # Debbie D wrote on September 12, 2009 at 12:15 pm:

    I love your blog. Please include me in your giveaway.
    I am a new subscriber.
    Thanks
    Debbie
    debdesk9(at)verizon.net

  8. # Lauren wrote on September 12, 2009 at 6:57 pm:

    While, I have not been to New Orleans, if I ever do have the chance to go, I would love to just walk around the city and take it all in. Since, even with the devastation after Hurricane Katrina, it still is a beautiful city.

    +1 I subscribe via RSS

    laurenscrammedbookshelf[AT]gmail.com

  9. # [TSS] The Big List of Book Giveaways – Sept 13 Edition - Ms. Bookish wrote on September 13, 2009 at 8:57 am:

    [...] at the following blogs: BookNAround (ends Sept 14, US only); Literate Housewife (ends Sept 21); Today I Read (ends Sept 25, US only); Shooting Stars Mag (ends Sept 30, US [...]

  10. # Trisha wrote on September 13, 2009 at 3:32 pm:

    I have never been. But I would love to go to Mardi Gras. :)

    lovestoread0708(at)yahoo.com
    .-= ´s last blog ..Contact Me =-.

  11. # [TSS]: Sunday Sketch 0.5 (Anton Grey and Rebecca Brown from Ruined) - Today, I Read… wrote on September 13, 2009 at 7:58 pm:

    [...] If you haven’t already entered, I’m holding a Book Giveaway—5 winners will receive a copy of this [...]

  12. # Sara M wrote on September 13, 2009 at 7:58 pm:

    I’ve never been to New Orleans, but if I were to go I’d love to get the whole Bourbon Street experience.

    Sara M
    silentalibis AT yahoo DOT com

  13. # Trisha wrote on September 14, 2009 at 11:52 am:

    Blogged:

    http://trishasbookshelf.blogspot.com/2009/09/giveaways-of-day-914.html

    lovestoread0708(at)yahoo.com
    .-= ´s last blog ..Giveaways Of The Day! 9/14 =-.

  14. # Sue wrote on September 14, 2009 at 4:27 pm:

    I’ve never been to New Orleans. I’d love to go see a game in the Superdome, eat beignets at Cafe du Monde – well, that’s just the first thing I want to eat…

    smickelson1993 at yahoo dot com

  15. # Paula wrote on September 14, 2009 at 4:47 pm:

    I went to New Orleans as a child. I remember being scared and fascinated by the voodoo shops.

  16. # Kate wrote on September 14, 2009 at 6:56 pm:

    I have never been to New Orleans. If I got a chance to go, I would love to see some of the old mansions that I have heard so much about.

    +1 if you’re subscribed via RSS
    +2 if you post the link in your blog’s sidebar
    http://neverendingshelf.blogspot.com
    +3 if you’re subscribed to the newsletter

  17. # Eleni wrote on September 14, 2009 at 8:11 pm:

    +1 Have you ever been to New Orleans? I’ve never been there but love to go one day!

    For extra entries:
    +1 I’ve subscribed via RSS
    +2 It’s on my blog sidebar: http://lafemmereaders.blogspot.com/

    Thanks!
    -Eleni
    lafemmereaders@yahoo.com

  18. # Jessica wrote on September 14, 2009 at 10:22 pm:

    I’ve never been to New Orleans either, but I would love to go simply to experience the food. Red beans & rice, jambalaya, gumbo, shrimp and grits….*sigh*…sign me up!
    .-= ´s last blog ..R.I.P.: The Magician’s Tale =-.

  19. # Beth wrote on September 14, 2009 at 11:10 pm:

    Please enter me. Thanks for the chance. I have never been to New Orleans. I would love to see the Garden District.

  20. # Wrighty wrote on September 14, 2009 at 11:18 pm:

    You have a very cool blog and I’m so glad I found it! I look forward to lots of visits.
    +1 I’ve never been to New Orleans but would love to go see the whole city, the ghost tours and to the rebuilding after Katrina.
    +1 I’ve subscribed.
    +2 Added to my sidebar.
    http://www.wrightysreads.blogspot.com

    5wrights1[at]verizon[dot]net

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    .-= ´s last blog ..Mailbox Monday =-.

  21. # Raelena wrote on September 16, 2009 at 2:44 am:

    +1 I have never been but I would love to check out the French Quarter
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  22. # Anna wrote on September 19, 2009 at 9:02 pm:

    I refuse to ever go to NOLA without being able to visit the Myrtle’s Plantation! I would absolutely love to be able to stay there for a night or two, or even just be able to take one of the tours throughout the plantation!

    +1 Tweeted (https://twitter.com/booknerdsnet/status/4112144796)
    +2 sidebar (http://booknerds.net)

    P.S. I absolutely love your layout!

  23. # Lethea Benson wrote on September 19, 2009 at 11:31 pm:

    I haven’t been to New Orleans but when I do go I plan to see the French Quarter =)
    Thanks for a chance!

  24. # GMR wrote on September 20, 2009 at 3:11 am:

    +1 – I have never been to New Orleans, but I’ve heard it’s great! Parades, parties, historical places…haunted places. I’d love to see it all and then some!

    Thanks for the great contest! I’d love to read this one…heard many good things so far….

  25. # I Heart Book Gossip wrote on September 20, 2009 at 11:04 am:

    I’ve never been to N.O. but if I were to go I’d go sightseeing and dining. I heard their praline cookies are awesome.

    +1 tweeted (@iheartbkgossip)
    +2 post sidebar

    cindyc725 at gmail dot com

  26. # The Book Vixen wrote on September 20, 2009 at 11:22 am:

    I have never been to New Orleans so if I were to go, I’d like to see some of the Plantations and historic homes.

    Please enter me.

    +1 tweeted
    http://twitter.com/thebookvixen/status/4125006715

    +2 sidebar link
    http://thebookvixen.blogspot.com

    The Book Vixen
    thebookvixen@gmail.com

  27. # Jessy B. wrote on September 21, 2009 at 11:57 am:

    I have never been to New Orleans, but if I was to go I would like to visit all the old graveyards.

    findjessyhere at gmail dot com

  28. # Shawna Lewis wrote on September 23, 2009 at 11:59 am:

    Shawna Lewis
    weloveourdogs@juno.com

    I have never been To New Orleans but I have always wanted to. I guess I would still like to see all the damage that the flood did and then go Down Town and have a NEW ORLEANS LUNCH!! ;o)

    Thanks for this chance to win.
    Oh…. Beautiful Blog My Dear, I LOVE IT!!!!

    +1 I subscribed via RSS theblindcupid

    +1 I tweet about this giveaway post http://twitter.com/theblindcupid/status/4318181715

    +3 write a blog post about this giveaway
    http://booksaremoviesinthemind.blogspot.com/

    +3 if you’re subscribed to the newsletter theblindcupid

    9 POINTS
    .-= ´s last blog .. =-.

  29. # Sara wrote on September 23, 2009 at 3:32 pm:

    I’ve never been to New Orleans… I’m not sure I ever will honestly. But if I did, I’d love to see all the little places to eat. I love to cook and cajun cooking is something that I’ve never experienced before.

    +1 linked in tweet @thehidingspot
    +1 linked to sidebar @ http://thehidingspot.blogspot.com

    Thanks for the contest!
    grochowskis@hotmail.com
    .-= ´s last blog ..Contest: Win a copy of Soulless by Gail Carriger! =-.

  30. # Cherie J wrote on September 23, 2009 at 8:32 pm:

    I have been to New Orleans and absolutely loved it. My favorite part was sitting in the Cafe Du Monde in the French Quarter eating beignets while sitting and watching people.

    Thanks for the contest! Would love to read this.

    +3 Just subscribed to the newsletter.

  31. # pixie13 wrote on September 24, 2009 at 1:04 am:

    I’ve never been to New Orleans but would love to go. I want to see the old graveyards.
    +1 subscribed to feed
    .-= ´s last blog ..New Today 9/23/09 =-.

  32. # Hailey Miller wrote on September 25, 2009 at 4:01 pm:

    Please enter me.

    I have never been to N.O., but if I did go I would want to go on a tour. I would want to see all of the museums and art galleries and such things.

    Shadowofwonder47[at]yahoo[dot]com

  33. # Paradox wrote on September 25, 2009 at 11:03 pm:

    I haven’t been to New Orleans, but I’d want to see haunted houses and take a ghost tour.

    For extra entries:
    +1 if you’re subscribed via RSS
    +3 if you’re subscribed to the newsletter

    paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

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