September 12, 2009

Ruined by Paula Morris *GIVEAWAY*


Ruined
By: Paula Morris
Publisher: Point
Available: August 1, 2009
Language: English
Copy: Hardcover
Pages: 304










Can't wait to win? Buy it!

About the Book:

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.

Not convinced...How about the FIRST CHAPTER?

STILL UNSURE? But...It's close to Halloween! OK...Watch This!




About the Author:

Paula Morris has published a short story collection and several novels for adults in her native New Zealand. She's lived in a number of cities around the world, moving to New Orleans the year before Hurricane Katrina. She teaches creative writing at Tulane University.


Ruined: A Novel GIVEAWAY!!

FIVE Of My LUCKY Readers Will WIN A Copy Of RUINED For Their Very Own!!
You MUST Reside in the U.S.
Also, You MUST Have a Street Address that You Can Give Me IF You Win
NO P.O. Boxes Please!

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It's Simple!
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All Entries MUST be in By Midnight September 30th Winner Drawn on the 1st!

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Good Luck and HAVE FUN!!
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