December 14, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Character Bliss: Day 5 Holly Cupala + GIVEAWAY!

DON’T BREATHE A WORD by Holly Cupala
12 Days of Christmas Character Bliss ~
Two chapter sneak preview:

In DON’T BREATHE A WORD, Joy runs away from home to escape a secret life of abuse and finds allies on the street: May, who has never been anything but homeless, is funny and caustic to cover up her vulnerability. Santos, on the run from the foster system, can talk his way out of anything…while burying his own secrets.
Since the theme is “We’re a Couple of Misfits,” I thought May and Santos would love to share their wish list.

May and Santos’ Misfit Christmas Wish List:
  • X-ray night vision glasses, for spotting Maul and his gang. (May)
  • An extradimentional pocket, for hiding stuff. (Santos)
  • A new pair of haircutting scissors, since Santos effed up the old ones. (May)
  • 100 feet of old fashioned red licorice rope. (Santos)
  • My own copy of Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott. (May)
  • My own copy of Of Mice and Men so I can return the one I swiped from the library. (Santos)
  • A new pair of kickin’ boots, for kicking Maul out of my life. (May)
  • A lifetime supply of warm, dry socks. (Santos)
  • A safe place for my mom to live. (May)
  • A safe place for May. (Santos)

Thanks so much, Damaris and Trini, for inviting May and Santos to 12 Days of Christmas Character Bliss!
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. When she isn't making art and writing, she spends time with her husband and children in Seattle, Washington. These days, her writing is less about tragedy and more about hope.

Part of the author's proceeds from this book will go toward helping sexually exploited girls around the globe. TELL ME A SECRET is her first novel. Visit her at

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  1. Ive read and loved DBAW!! I havent read Tell Me A Secret yet but Ill have to check it out :)

  2. fun list and really like the cover - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  3. I think it's a shame some of the things they are asking for :(

  4. I haven't read this yet but would love to! Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. I've been wanting to read this one and its good to know that you're giving a copy :)

  6. This book has been on my wishlist forever!! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  7. I loved Tell Me A Secret...I have no doubt I would Love DBAW too!

    Thanks so much!


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