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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Come get your Insanity here! - Cult Insanity that is!

Thank you, Hachette, for allowing me to give away 5 copies of CULT INSANITY: A Memoir of Polygamy, Prophets, and Blood Atonement by Irene Spencer.

Life for Irene Spencer was a series of devastating disappointments and hardships. Irene's first book, Shattered Dreams, is the staggering chronicle of her struggle to provide for her children in abject poverty and feelings of abandonment each time her husband left to be with one of his other wives. Irene was raised to believe polygamy was the way of life necessary for her ticket to heaven.

The hard knocks of her environment were just the beginning of Irene's shocking tale. Insanity ran rampant in her husband's family and was the source of inconceivable events that unfolded throughout Irene's adult life. CULT INSANITY takes readers deeper into her story to uncover the outrageous behavior of her brother-in-law Ervil -- a self-proclaimed prophet who determined he was called to set the house of God in order -- and how he terrorized their colony. Claiming to be God's avenger and to have a license to kill in the name of God, Ervil ordered the murders of friends and family members, eliminating all those who challenged his authority.

For those who were gripped by Shattered Dreams, the rest of the story will blow them away. CULT INSANITY is a riveting, terrifying memoir of polygamist life under the tyranny of a madman. (hachettebookgroup.com)

Here are the Insane Rules:

  1. Five copies to giveaway.
  2. Open only to U.S. and Canada.
  3. No PO Boxes
  4. All entries can be in one comment.
  5. +1 Must leave email address in comment.
  6. +2 if you are a new or old follower - but please let me know.
  7. +3 if you post this on any social network - No Limit - Go Insane! Spread the word! How many entries can you get! I'll give 5 more entries to the person who at the end of the contest has the most entries! If you post on Twitter - please use @kherbrand.
  8. +3 for referrals of NEW followers - if you already follow, you will not get entries for saying someone referred you - you can however get entries for referring new people...
  9. If you can think of an original way to get entries - put it in a comment and I will consider it - who knows - you might come up with even more entries!
  10. Giveaway ends on Sept 17.



RachieG said...

Count me in! I really enjoy these books and havn't had a chance to see this one yet.

rachie2004 @ yahoo (dot) c0m

I'm an old follower too :)

Pam said...

I'm morbidly appalled and fascinated by cults and would really like to read this.

I'm an old follower.

melacan at hotmaild to com

Lyoness2009 said...

Thanks for a chance!

lyoness2009 AT hot mail *dot* com

+2 - I'm a follower

Wanda said...

This is a book I would love to win!
wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

Wanda said...

I am an old follower of your blog.
wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, my friend. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

Sheila Deeth said...

Certainly sounds interesting. I follow. sdeeth at msn dot com

AmandaSue said...

I'd like a chance to read this thanks! And I'm a new follower thanks.


Lee P said...

+1 I would love to read this. Poor Irene! I want to see how it all ends for her. Thanks for this nice giveaway and please count me in.

+2 Old follower

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Hippolyta said...

Please enter me. I really enjoyed Spencer's first volume. I'm an old follower of your blog.

Winning Readings said...

I'm interested in reading this. And I'm a subscriber...

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

wade said...

+1 I would love to read this:)

+2 Old follower


wadesherry@hotmail dot com

Chris said...

+1 I'd really love to read this book - I can't imagine what that life must be like.

Dawn M. said...

I have some friends who would love to read this. They would jump up and down if I won it for them, so count me in. :0)

I subscribe with google reader.

librarygrinch at gmail dot com

fredamans said...

Thank you for the entry.


I'm an old follower.

I tweeted; @fredalicious

I blogged; http://fredamans.blogspot.com

Marjorie said...

I am an email subscriber, count me in for this giveaway.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Marjorie said...

I am a follower also.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

NatalieA said...

I'm a follower! +2 Thanks!


Denny, Alaska said...

Definitely looks to be an interesting read; please enter me in the giveaway; thanks!


Belinda M said...

Please include me in your giveaway

+2 old follower

+3 shared here http://forum.coolcanucks.ca/20664-books-needlepoint-cult-instanity-irene-spencer-book-giveaway-sept17-canada

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Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.

Old Follower.

Cherie J said...

+1Thanks for the chance to win a copy.


+2 I am a new follower.

Jo-Jo said...

I would love to win this book!
joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

Debbie F said...

thanks for the giveaway!
I'm a follower!

dcf_beth at verizon dot net

hippmom said...

Looks interesting. Please enter my name and a 2nd entry for being a follower! Thanks.

angelahipp (at) charter (dot) net

Susan said...

I would love to win this book. I enjoy this type but haven't seen this one before.


Anonymous said...

What a memoir! What a life! Though I'd never want to live it, it certainly would be an interesting read. Please include me in the giveaway.

I subscribe via email.


bison61 said...

so interesting to read-please sign me up

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Bingo said...

I'm feel pretty close to insanity at times, so why not try for this? Thanks for hosting.

+2 as an OLD follower

kdhaney ((AT)) gmail ((DOT)) com

flowerchild said...

this sounds like a great read..please count me in ..thanks

roxxyroller said...

I would love to win this, please enter me in the giveaway, thanks!


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Nancye said...

This sounds like a great book that I would love to win!

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