Anyway, I'm not going to babble on about running-related stuff (because I don't really have any running-related experiences) so I'm jumping right in to today's bonus prizes. (Yes, plural!)
Prize #1: SLEEPLESS by Terri Clark
Eighteen-year-old Trinity Michaels has the ability to dream walk. It's a power she doesn't want, but it forever alters her life when she's unable to find an abducted teen before she's killed. While Trinity does help police capture the killer, Rafe Stevens, her involvement makes her his next target. Stevens pleads insanity and his convincing performance, aided by his despicable attorney, get him sentenced to a mental institute where a diabolical physician experiments on him. Now Rafe's escaped the sanitarium and he's after Trinity. Like her, he now has a special ability, one that allows him to stalk Trinity through her dreams. If he kills her in her sleep, she'll die for real. To survive she must find him first and the only person willing to help her is Dan Devlin, disillusioned son of the shady lawyer who knowingly aided Rafe in getting away with murder. Can she trust Dan with her safety, not to mention her heart?
Prize #2: INVISIBLE TOUCH by Kelly Parra
Kara Martinez has been trying to be "normal" ever since the accident that took her father's life when she was eleven years old. She's buried the caliente side of her Mexican heritage with her father and tried to be the girl her rigid mother wants her to be--compliant and dressed in pink, and certainly not acting out like her older brother Jason. Not even Danielle, her best friend at Valdez High, has seen the real Kara; only those who read her anonymous blog know the deepest secrets of the sign seer.
Because Kara has a gift--one that often feels like a curse. She sees signs, visions that are clues to a person's fate, if she can put together the pieces of the puzzle in time. So far, she's been able to solve the clues and avert disaster for those she's been warned about--until she sees the flash of a gun on a fellow classmate, and the stakes are raised higher than ever before. Kara does her best to follow the signs, but it's her heart that wanders into new territory when she falls for a mysterious guy from the wrong side of town, taking her closer to answers she may not be able to handle. Will her forbidden romance help her solve the deadly puzzle before it's too late...or lead her even further into danger?
I cannot even begin to imagine what it feels like to run a marathon. (The longest distance I've ever raced is the 500m swim, and I hated that.) It must be one of the hardest things a person can do in their life, but I bet it feels like a major accomplishment when it's over. So this is my question of the day: What is the hardest thing you've ever done?
For me, and this is probably going to sound cheesy, it's becoming a published author. It took me years--years full of sweat and tears and excitement and fears and writing, writing, writing. It's the longest time I ever spent pursuing any one dream (which is also how I knew that it's what I'm meant to be). When I finally got the call that I'd sold my first book it definitely felt like I'd gotten the gold at the end of a marathon.
WOMEN'S MARATHON CONTEST
Answer this question: What is the hardest thing you've ever done?
(1) copy of OH. MY. GODS. or teaser of GODDESS BOOT CAMP
(1) copy of SLEEPLESS by Terri Clark
(1) copy of INVISIBLE TOUCH by Kelly Parra
Enter below and check back tomorrow (and the day after that and the day after that) for a new contest. Winners of all contests will be posted on August 25th.
And don't forget the other contests:
Gold Medal Contest
COOP 1 I WANNA BE YOUR JOEY RAMONE by Stephanie Kuenhert
COOP 2 CRUEL SUMMER by Alyson Noel
COOP 3 HOW TO HOOK A HOTTIE by Tina Ferraro
COOP 4 REVENGE OF THE HOMECOMING QUEEN and TWISTED SISTERS by Stephanie Hale
COOP 5 SHRINK TO FIT by Dona Sarkar and VIOLET IN PRIVATE by Melissa Walker
COOP 6 LULU DARK CAN SEE THROUGH WALLS by Bennett Madison
COOP 7 ZETA OR OMEGA? and THE NEW SISTERS by Marley Gibson (writing as Kate Harmon)
COOP 8 YOU HAD ME AT HALO by Amanda Ashby
COOP 9 THE SPECIALISTS: MODEL SPY by Shannon Greenland