Friday, October 5, 2012

Sanctum Sneak Peek IV ...

And here we go! One more little excerpt from Sanctum.

Now, after you read the excerpt, please take some time to enter the giveaway if you haven't already. The more entries we get, the more I'll donate to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, but it won't cost you a thing. The giveaway ends tonight. If you happen to be able to donate, do enter the second giveaway--right now your chances of winning a set of my ARCs (that would be 7-8 books) or a FULL ms critique are pretty good! One entry for every dollar donated there--and that giveaway ends at midnight as well.

And tomorrow, stop by Justine's blog to bid in the auction. It starts at 11am EST and you can bid on agent critiques and several other very cool prize packs.

So many of you have reached out to me and shared stories of losing someone you cared about to suicide. Unfortunately, the latest data from the CDC indicates that suicides are on the RISE in the US. In 2010, over 38,000 people in this country killed themselves, and a million tried to. I have no doubt that between the economy and the wars, people are being pressed to their absolute limits, and some feel like there's no way forward. The VAST majority of people who kill themselves have a diagnosable and treatable mental disorder. Suicide is PREVENTABLE. Please, please. Whatever you can do, from spreading the word, to donating, to volunteering at a helpline, to reaching out and letting someone know they matter: none of that will be a waste.

Thank you.

And now: Lela and Malachi's first meeting did not end how she'd hoped, and now she's back in a cell ...


Giveaway (the more entries, the more I'll donate):

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If YOU want to donate, enter here ...

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7 comments:

  1. I think this is great what you're doing. I don't understand suicide, but I understand there are people in such pain that suicide feels like a better option than living. LOve your excerpts.

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  2. I'm sorry I'm missing the auction tomorrow. It's Thanksgiving weekend in Canada and we're going to the mountains this afternoon for two nights.

    Good luck with everything! You and Justine are doing an amazing job with this!

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  3. I want to say something so bad, but I won't. I'm just here because I think you're awesome.

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  4. Awesome excerpt! Can't wait to read SANCTUM!

    Btw, I don't know if it's just my browser, but the rafflecopter and comment section are sort of meshed together so it's a bit confusing and hard to read. It could be just my computer, though. :-/

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    1. Oh never mind. It just fixed itself right after I hit refresh. :)

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  5. If I won the giveaway, I would very much like the gift card! It would be put towards my own charity event to get a series for the kids at the end, probably! <3

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  6. I've come here by way of Lisa Ricard Claro - great thing you are doing.

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