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Bleed, Project 17, and Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Stolarz: 250+ Book Giveaway! (USA)

Friday, March 14, 2014
Seamlessly woven together, this collection of interconnected short stories paints an authentic portrait of today's teen experience that is at once funny, moving, and haunting.

Goodreads Summary

High atop Hathorne Hill, near Boston, sits Danvers State Hospital. Built in 1878 and closed in 1992, this abandoned mental institution is rumored to be the birthplace of the lobotomy. Locals have long believed the place to be haunted. They tell stories about the unmarked graves in the back, of the cold spots felt throughout the underground tunnels, and of the treasures found inside: patients' personal items like journals, hair combs, and bars of soap, or even their old medical records, left behind by the state for trespassers to view.

On the eve of the hospital's demolition, six teens break in to spend the night and film a movie about their adventures. For Derik, it's an opportunity to win a filmmaking contest and save himself from a future of flipping burgers at his parents' diner. For the others, it's a chance to be on TV, or a night with no parents. But what starts as a playful dare quickly escalates into a frenzy of nightmarish action. Behind the crumbling walls, down every dark passageway, and in each deserted room, they will unravel the mysteries of those who once lived there and the spirits who still might.

Goodreads Summary

Up until three months ago, everything in sixteen-year-old Camelia's life had been fairly ordinary: decent grades; an okay relationship with her parents; and a pretty cool part-time job at the art studio downtown. But when Ben, the mysterious new guy, starts junior year at her high school, Camelia's life becomes anything but ordinary.

Rumored to be somehow responsible for his ex-girlfriend's accidental death, Ben is immediately ostracized by everyone on campus. Except for Camelia. She's reluctant to believe the rumors, even when her friends try to convince her otherwise. She's inexplicably drawn to Ben and to his touch. But soon, Camelia is receiving eerie phone calls and strange packages with threatening notes. Ben insists she is in danger, and that he can help-but can he be trusted? She knows he's hiding something... but he's not the only one with a secret.
From the best-selling author of Blue is for Nightmares comes a story of paranormal romance that's sure to be a thrilling and chilling teen favorite.

Goodreads Summary

Author Bio/Links:

Laurie Faria Stolarz grew up in Salem, MA, attended Merrimack College, and received an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College in Boston.

Laurie Faria Stolarz is an American author of young adult fiction novels, best known for her Blue is for Nightmares series. Her works, which feature teenage protagonists, blend elements found in mystery and romance novels.

Stolarz found sales success with her first novel, Blue is for Nightmares, and followed it up with three more titles in the series, White is for Magic, Silver is for Secrets, and Red is for Remembrance. The four novels in the "BIFN" series have sold over 500,000 copies collectively.Stolarz has also announced a graphic novel entry into the series titled Black is for Beginnings, which she published in summer 2009.

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  1. I like these books because there is so much romance and YA out, I have a problem finding something different. I like the idea of the first one. I am a Psych RN so I love the whole abandon mental facility. Both books are books I would read and I am sure would love.

  1. I've always enjoyed the darker, macabre literature with ghosts, death, and dark little secrets so I'm excited to read both of these books! I'm always on the lookout for a good 'asylum' novel and Deadly Little Secrets sounds like my kind of book, too. :)

  1. Alisha S. said...:

    I like YA and these books sound good and different.

  1. Katiria said...:

    I like these books because there are YA, Mysteries and Paranormal Romance! thanks for the great giveaway!

  1. Unknown said...:

    I'm a big fan of Laurie Faria Stolarz. I read and loved the Touch series. I also read and love another one of her other series. What I like about them is that the stories are really easy for me to read and enjoy. They are not too difficult to follow and the story just keeps me wanting to read the next book.

  1. Unknown said...:

    I like them because they are told in a different way from the normal mystery or thriller. Would love to win, thanks for the chance.

  1. bn100 said...:

    like the mysterious part

  1. I like that they have some mystery to them. It really makes for an interesting read. I also really like the covers.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    I have not read this specific series yet i know i know i really should but my list is so high and full i tried getting time all my friends tell me i should but no time, if i win i promise they will be the first book i will read!!

  1. Daniel M said...:

    always like mystery and paranormal - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  1. Chelsea B. said...:

    All of them have a creepy feel to them, which I like :-)