#YA Friday: W*n a signed copy of THE BLESSED by Tonya Hurley

A couple of housekeeping notes. Commenting on the sites below can win you a UK copy of Royal Street.

The pirate Jean Lafitte has a guest post over at the Serendipity Reviews blog today–go over and see how obnoxious he can be!

I’m also telling secrets about the Royal Street characters at the Feeling Fictional website today. Do you know why DJ is a wizard and not a shapeshifter?

Finally, go over to the Grave Tells website and vote for my alter-ego Susannah Sandlin and Redemption for the site’s September Reader’s Choice awards!


I’m excited about the book I’m bringing you today, because I had the chance to meet author Tonya Hurley at the Southern Independent Booksellers trade show a few weeks ago, and was able to get a signed copy of her new book, Blessed. It is one of the most unusual books I’ve heard about, YA or adult (and I’ve heard it’s really, really dark for YA). So don’t go into this one thinking it’s going to be a light and fluffy read…consider that it’s based upon three girls who were religious martyrs, brought into present-day settings. It’s getting quite a dust-up of mixed opinions on Goodreads, so you’ll have to see for yourself.

And there is something very, very cool about the book’s dust jacket, which I’ll share with you at the end of the post.

From the author of the New York Times bestselling ghostgirl series, the start to a haunting teen trilogy about three girls who become entangled with an enigmatic boy—a boy who believes he is a saint. What if martyrs and saints lived among us? And what if you were told you were one of them?

Meet Agnes, Cecilia, and Lucy. Three lost girls, each searching for something. But what they find is Beyond Belief.

I’m looking forward to digging into this one. I like a dark story (which I guess is odd, since my own writing isn’t so dark at all), and this one sounds dark.
And here’s the thing about the dust jacket—it’s reversible!

You know the drill to be entered for the win, my non-martyred friends: one entry for comment, a second for blog follow, third for Twitter follow @Suzanne_Johnson, and a fourth for a tweet or retweet.

23 thoughts on “#YA Friday: W*n a signed copy of THE BLESSED by Tonya Hurley

  1. Please enter me in the giveaway only if it is international. Thank you! 😀

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    Giada M.

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  2. Pick my name please 🙂 i would really like to read this dark story..intriguing !

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    uniquas at ymail dot com

  3. Ohhhh, please!!! I so want this book! It’s on my TBR pile, I love the premises!!!

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    aliasgirl at libero dot it

  4. Hi Suzanne, I’d love to be entered for the contest, if it’s not too late.

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    I look forward to following you!