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Banned Book Week … Win a copy of The Secret of Spruce Knoll by Heather McCorkle

Wednesday, 28 September 2011  |  Posted by Brenda Drake

The winner of a copy of The Secret of Spruce Knoll by Heather McCorkle chosen by Random.org is Laura Pauling. Yay!!! Please email your address at brenleedrake(at)gmail(dot)com. If you entered to win on the DNA Writers’ blog, there’s a winner posted on that site too. Click the link below to go to the DNA Writers’ site.

It’s Banned Books Week. So I thought it would be a wonderful idea to celebrate a book from one of my fellow bloggers, Heather McCorkle. I’m doing this here on my blog and on the DNA Writers blog here. That’s right, I’m giving away two copies of Heather’s book and you can enter to win one here and enter to win one on the DNA Writers’ blog.

Check out what Heather has to say about it and her giveaway here. Heather’s newly released novel The Secret of Spruce Knoll was banned by one of her local bookstores.So I’m giving a way two copies of Heather’s book. All you have to do is leave a comment and be a follower on either blog. Simple.

Check out a recent interview with Heather McCorkle at Guide to Literary Agents by Chuck Sambuch here.

Here’s something about Heather’s book …

Following the tragic death of her parents, Eren Donovan moves to Spruce Knoll to live with her aunt. Little does Eren know the entire town of Spruce Knoll is filled with “channelers”—a magical group of people who immigrated to the small Colorado town when they were driven out of their own lands.

Channelers are tied to the fate of the world. As the world slowly dies, so do they—and they alone have the power to stop the destruction of Earth. Now, Eren learns she not only lives among them, but she is one. When she meets local boy Aiden, his charm convinces her that being a channeler may not be all bad.

If you don’t win a copy here you can buy it here:
Barnes & Noble
The Book Depository

Here’s the top ten banned books for 2010:

1) And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
2) The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
3) Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
4) Crank, by Ellen Hopkins
5) The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
6) Lush, by Natasha Friend
7) What My Mother Doesn’t Know, by Sonya Sones
8) Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich
9) Revolutionary Voices, edited by Amy Sonnie
10) Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer

Which book are you surprised made the top ten last year?
Also, come back in a few days to get details for my newest contest.

Filed: Misc

  • It just seems banned books is so ridiculous! I’m in to win a copy of Heather’s book!

    laurapauling at yahoo dot com

    I haven’t read all those books so it’s hard to tell. 🙂

  • I love to win this book. donnakweaver(at)gmail(dot)com

    I’m giving a couple of books away for Banned Books week. Feel free to put your name in if you’re interested.


  • Angela Brown says:

    I read Hunger Games and I’m lost on why it is banned. Twilight, well, I don’t think it should be banned so I’ll leave off with commenting there.

    After reading the blurb for Heather’s book, I’m lost of the “why” behind the ban.

    I follow here and I’m sitting here thinking if I ever publish my book, EVERVEIL, it is sure to get banned. Sheesh.

  • Melissa says:

    I’m determined to win a copy of Heather’s book, so I’m commenting here. I’ve already commented on the DNA Writers blog. 😀

    Seeing Twilight on the list always makes me giggle.

  • I don’t know if this contest is over but I like to be entered!

    miss.smileygirlie at gmail dot com

    It drives me crazy that they put Harry Potter up there!

  • The Secret of Spruce Knoll sounds awesome!

    Banning books seems so silly. It’s almost like a badge of honor now, though.

    If the contest is still running, I’d love to be entered! peggyeddleman (at) yahoo (dot) com

  • Brenda Drake says:

    Thank you all for entering for a chance to win Heather McCorkle’s The Secret of Spruce Knoll. I’ve drawn a winner from Random.org and will post the winner shortly. <3

  • I can’t believe Brave New World is on that list. That’s such an amazing and thought provoking novel. Huxley is one of my favorites and I ALWAYS recommend that book to people. I cannot believe they would attempt to ban it.

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