Wicked Wednesday Giveaway 6.3.09

Hey everyone, it's our favorite day of the week again!
Wicked Wednesday Giveaways!
Giveaway June 3 - June 17

This week we'll be giving away THREE awesome books!

Don't worry though because you're still in time for our other amazing giveaways (ending June 10th)
Hint of Wicked by Jennifer Haymore
One Deadly Sin by Annie Solomon

So you know what this means... for at least one more week you'll be able to win
5 books

*1st book up for grabs*
The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson


Lauren Gray Hawthorne needs to make things pretty, whether she's helping her mother keep family skeletons in the closet or sewing her acclaimed art quilts. Her estranged sister, Thalia, is her opposite, an impoverished actress who prides herself on exposing the lurid truths lurking behind middle class niceties.

While Laurel's life seems neatly on track-- a passionate marriage, a treasured daughter, a lovely suburban home-- everything she holds dear is threatened the night she is visited by the ghost of her 13-year-old neighbor Molly. The ghost leads Laurel to the real Molly, floating lifelessly in the Hawthorne's backyard pool. Molly's death is an unseemly mystery that no one in her whitewashed neighborhood is up to solving. Laurel enlists Thalia's help, even though she knows it comes with a high price tag.

Together, they set out on a life-altering journey that triggers startling revelations about their family's haunted past, the true state of Laurel's marriage, and the girl who stopped swimming.

We have 5 copies available!!

*2nd book up for grabs*
Jantsen's Gift by Pam Cope and Aimee Molloy


Nine years ago, Pam Cope owned a cozy hair salon in the tiny town of Neosho, Missouri, and her life revolved around her son's baseball games, her daughter's dance lessons, and family trips to places like Disney World. She had never been out of the country, nor had she any desire to travel far from home.
Then, on June 16th, 1999, her life changed forever with the death of her 15-year-old son from an undiagnosed heart ailment.

Needing to get as far away as possible from everything that reminded her of her loss, she accepted a friend's invitation to travel to Vietnam, and, from the moment she stepped off the plane, everything she had been feeling since her son's death began to shift. By the time she returned home, she had a new mission: to use her pain to change the world, one small step at a time, one child at a time. Today, she is the mother of two children adopted from Vietnam. More than that, she and her husband have created a foundation called "Touch A Life," dedicated to helping desperate children in countries as far-flung as Vietnam, Cambodia and Ghana. Pam Cope's story is on one level a moving, personal account of loss and recovery, but on a deeper level, it offers inspiration to anyone who has ever suffered great personal tragedy or those of us who dream about making a difference in the world.

We have 5 copies available!!

*3rd book up for grabs*
Richest Man in Town: The Twelve Commandments of Wealth
by W. Randall Jones

Overview by Publishers Weekly:

In this smug paean to extreme wealth, Jones, founder of Worth magazine, identifies the Richest Man in Town in 100 American cities and towns, and gathers their secrets of success. The profiled "RMITs" range from household names like Bill Gates to the lesser-known Fred DeLuca, founder of Subway; Bob Stiller, founder of Green Mountain Coffee; and Jorge Perez, real estate mogul and most successful Latino man in the country. The collected advice is organized as 12 hackneyed "commandments": "find your passion," "be your own boss," "say yes to sales" and "work through obstacles," with small examples throughout. Given the paucity of usable advice, it's hard to imagine who the audience would be for a book compiling the mantras of a group of people whose average net worth is $3.5 billion. This book might inspire some readers to go forth and live the American dream-as Jones points out, fully 90% of all wealth in America today is first-generation wealth, and all the subjects in the book are self-made-if they can endure the self-congratulatory tone. (May)

We have 5 copies available!

•To enter the giveaway you must leave a comment. Please leave your email address otherwise we will not be able to get in touch with the winners.
•Books will be delivered directly from the publishers so the giveaways are only available for U.S. and Canada residents. No P.O. boxes please.
•Winners will be drawn Wednesday, June 17th at Noon and posted June 18th. The winners will have until Sunday, June 21st to contact us via email with their mailing addresses. If the winner has not contacted us by the due date, we will be randomly choose another winner as this is only fair to the other participants. *Alternate winners will be drawn by Sunday at Noon.
•Winners will be chosen using random.org!

Ways to earn extra entries:
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*Feel free to contact us via email at booksoulmates@gmail.com should you have any questions*

Good Luck!


  1. Hiya! I wouldn't mind reading the girl that stopped swimming!
    -I'm a follower of your blog AND on Twitter @lexley



  2. Wow! The book Jantsen's Gift by Pam Cope and Aimee Molloy sounds amazing! Having traveled to Honduras 5 times and worked with street kids and kids who live in the dump. I would love to be included in this contest to win the book!


    Sheila DeChantal
    12209 State Hwy 18
    Brainerd, MN 56401

  3. I am also interested in The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson. Please consider me in this contest! I am also a follower of your blog!


    Sheila DeChantal
    12209 State Hwy 18
    Brainerd, MN 56401


  4. Wow, terrific books! I'm a follower of your blog and also at Twitter (SandyMattgtbtu).

  5. thanks so much for the generous giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

  6. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!! I also am interested in The Girl Who Stopped Swimming.


  7. i'd like the girl who stopped swimming thanks

  8. Wow what a fantastic giveaway! I'd be interested in The Girl Who Stopped Swimming or Jantsen's Gift. I'm also a follower and following on twitter. http://twitter.com/Ziaria

  9. I want to enter to win the Girl who stopped swimming it's looks great you know I follow your blog and twitter!!!!! Love you guys


  10. i'd like to read the girl that stopped swimming,it sounds great.

    I'm a follower


    thank you

  11. I've heard such great things about Jantsen's Gift by Pam Cope and Aimee Molloy !


  12. The Girl Who Stopped Swimming is a book I've been anxious to read. The others look good too!

    Thank you for the giveaway,
    here is my email addy:


  13. sounds great the girl is what I really want to read...mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

  14. Would love to read jantsens gift..sounds heartbreaking and inspiring at the same time.

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  15. I would love to read "The Girl Who Stopped Swimming".

  16. I would be interested in reading Richest Man in Town


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  17. I'm really excited about all these books especially Richest Man in Town

    jdmimi at gmail dot com

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  19. Would love the girl who stopped swimming. I follow your blog and also Twitter.(joemmama)

  20. I would like to read The Girl Who Stopped Swimming or Jantsen's Gift. Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. This is an entry for Emily Bell :)


    +1 Follower on blog
    +1 Follower on Twitter

  22. Forgot earlier to tell you I also follow you on Twitter. Great blog!!

  23. The girl who stopped swimming looks great! Count me in the giveaway. brittanynoelle@gmail.com


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