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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Sleep No More (I feel like this sometimes. . .) - Win it here! CLOSED


Sleep No More by Susan Crandall

The night was always Abby Whitman's enemy. As a young girl she walked in her sleep, and one night, she started a fire that scarred her sister for life and left Abby with unbearable guilt . . . and a loneliness that echoes within her. Now Abby has begun blacking out again-with apparently fatal results. A car accident has killed the son of a prominent family. Even though the evidence seems to exonerate her, Abby is plagued by doubts-and soon by mysterious threats. Psychiatrist Dr. Jason Coble is intrigued by Abby and offers to help her explore the dark recesses of her mind.

Five Fun Facts

1) Susan has always had a deep seated fear of being stuck in a car submerged in water at night. She tapped into that fear when she wrote the accident scene in SLEEP NO MORE. To top it off, she set it in an ultra-creepy South Carolina Low country swamp. This one kept her awake at night.

2) During her young childhood years, Susan’s daughter was a sleepwalker. Luckily there was an alarm on the house, and she never made it outdoors.

3) This book met its deadline even though during the last writing weeks Susan was battling a stomach virus. Therefore her “snack of the book” (see book pages on www.susancrandall.net for each book’s deadline snack) was box after box of mini-saltines.

4) Susan’s son is also a fiction writer. His first novel is almost finished.

5) Susan had some misconceptions about sleepwalking when she started developing this book. One of the main points she had wrong required her to totally adjust her plan for this story. Originally she’d intended to have Abby begin to recall scraps of memory as she worked with Dr. Jason Coble. As it turns out, sleepwalkers do not recall anything they do while sleepwalking. Research showed her the error of her ways.



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GIVEAWAY

I have five copies of this paperback to giveaway courtesy of Hachette Books. For your first entry (MUST DO THIS ONE FOR ANY OTHER ENTRIES TO COUNT) What keeps you awake at night? Also leave your email address.

For additional entries you can sign up to follow (old followers let me know), Twitter or post it on your blog. Each entry must have it's own comment. (Four entries total.)

This giveaway if for U.S./Canada only - no PO boxes and will end Jan 28th! Good luck!

98 comments:

Kaye said...

Hi, no need to enter me, I just want to wish you a happy, healthy and joyous new year.
Happy reading in 2010!

justpeachy36 said...

justpeachy36@yahoo.com

I stay awake at night thinking about a lot of things. It's hard for me to shut my mind down. Worries about what has happened, what is happening, what is going to happen...

I am an old follower.

I tweeted here:
http://twitter.com/justpeachy36/status/7254231015

Virginia C said...

When I was a kid, I used to watch scary movies and then I had to sleep with a nightlight : ) Now, what keeps me awake is worrying about finances : (

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Virginia C said...

I am a follower and a subscriber.

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fredamans said...

There is too much light seeping through my windows, and that keeps me up at night.

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fredamans said...

I am a follower.

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fredamans said...

tweet; http://twitter.com/fredalicious/status/7255714971

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Jane said...

Thinking about work or what errands I need to get done the next day keeps me awake.

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Jane said...

I'm an old follower.

janie1215 AT excite DOT com

Sheila Deeth said...

Fact #5 was fascinating. I had no idea.

What keeps me awake - I hear noises and think I hear fire.

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MoziEsmé said...

Worrying about whether I'll wake up on time in the morning...

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

MoziEsmé said...

I'm a follower!

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donnas said...

Sometimes I feel things and think theres a spider. Cant sleep until I look everwhere. And sometimes I think I will smell something and think theres a fire. Have to look everywhere again to get to sleep.

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donnas said...

I am an old follower.

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donnas said...

Linked on sidebar here: http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/

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Book Dragon said...

Stopped by to wish you Happy New Years and found a book to add to my wish list!


What keeps you awake at night? Reading & blogging mostly ;-) I know, that's not what you meant.

My husband travels for work and sometimes, I stay up wondering what I'd do if he didn't make it home this trip. Luckily the travel has been cut back. whew

bookdragonslair at gmail.com

Book Dragon said...

I'm an old follower

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HODGEPODGESPV said...

what keeps me awake...pain mostly which is why i listen to books or read them or play on the computer.

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HODGEPODGESPV said...
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HODGEPODGESPV said...

i am a follower of some time. spvaughan@yahoo.com

clenna said...

Sometimes I lay in bed planning the next day - over and over! Ahhh

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clenna said...

I'm an old subscriber/ follower. Old is relative here!

clenna at aol dot com

Benita said...

My husband is very ill; he has been for three years. Thoughts keep me up at night.

Happy New Year.

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Benita said...

I'm a follower;have been for awhile.

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tetewa said...

Any little noise can wake me as I'm a light sleeper, can't sleep with the tv on! tWarner419@aol.com

elaing8 said...

actually nothing keeps me up at night.I can sleep anywhere anytime.lol.
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elaing8 said...

I am already a follower

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elaing8 said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/elaing8/status/7272534761

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rubynreba said...

I stay awake too long planning the next day!
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rubynreba said...

I follow
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Lee P said...

Sometimes I can't sleep because I'm thinking about things that happened that day and planning for tomorrow. What also keeps me awake is the accident my son was in and how lucky we are that he survived.
Thank you for this nice giveaway.

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Lee P said...

I am an old follower of Books and Needlepoint.

chinook92 at gmail dot com

Lee P said...

I Tweeted:

http://twitter.com/chinook92/status/7276541758

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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

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

etirv said...

Reading keeps me awake!

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Renee said...

thinking about what needs to be done keeps me awake.

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Renee said...

I'm a follower

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Linda Henderson said...

Usually it's worrying about my family that keeps me awake. Sometimes it's discomfort from my RA.

seriousreader at live dot com

Linda Henderson said...

I am an old follower.

seriousreader at live dot com

Sue said...

I'm a worrier. I lay in bed at night and think of everything I should have accomplished that day, what I need to get done the next, etc.
Thanks for the giveaway.

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

I am a very light sleeper, but the worst thing to keep me up at night is a bed that is too hot! I even like to crack the window in the winter.

mdwartistry at yahoo dot com

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

I'm an old follower

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Belinda M said...

worrying about money and bills keeps me awake at night


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Belinda M said...

I follow your blog


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Belinda M said...

tweeted

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renee said...

Lots of things keep me awake at night, children waking me up, hubby snoring, kittens playing, winter winds blowing, i could go on and on.

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renee said...

tweet http://twitter.com/nicjosemm/status/7340210450
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BillyJack said...

Sometimes I am kept awake worrying about finances and other times I think it is just because I am a night person and not a morning person.

Jaime said...

just about everything keeps me up, mostly a busy mind that won't shut off.
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Jaime said...

follower
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Ladytink_534 said...

My cat lol. Well actually I have little panic attacks where it feels like I'm not getting enough air in my lungs and its been that way since I was a kid. Thankfully it doesn't happen every night!

Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ladytink_534 said...

I'm a follower
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CrystalGB said...

Worrying about my elderly parents keeps me up at night.
I am an old follower.

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Misusedinnocence said...

Usually worrying, often the internet. Right now a combination of both.

misusedinnocence@aol.com

Misusedinnocence said...

I follow.

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Carol M said...

It's hard to stop thinking about things. I worry about my 87 year-old mom, my kids and grandkids even though I know worrying won't change anything. Sometimes it's my cats playing or my husband who gets up for various reasons.
mittens0831 at aol dot com

Carol M said...

I'm an old follower.
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Carol M said...

Tweet
http://twitter.com/CarolAnnM/status/7534117716
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Linda Kish said...

I used to not be able to sleep without sleeping pills but now I am able to again. But when I am worried about money it plays on my mind and then I have problems sleeping.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

booklover0226 said...

If I'm nervous about a big meeting the next day at work. I worry so much about it that I'm unable to sleep the night before.

Thanks,
Tracey D
booklover0226 AT gmail DOT com

booklover0226 said...

I'm an old follower.


Thanks,
Tracey D
booklover0226 AT gmail DOT com

FrankSandy said...

I think about the things I need to do the next day.

walkerd@primus.ca

FrankSandy said...

I'm a follower. walkerd@primus.ca

Perfect Blue Moon said...

What keeps me awake at night? Why my 2 year old daughter of course! -.-

Anna
perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

Perfect Blue Moon said...

I'm a follower!

Anna
perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

Meljprincess said...

My kitten playing in the blinds keeps me up at night!

Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

darlanpaulsmamma said...

bills keep me awake at night...sigh
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darlanpaulsmamma said...

blog follower
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janetfaye said...

My cats roaming around the house sometimes keep me awake.

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janetfaye said...

Old follower - janetfaye

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janetfaye said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/Janetfaye/status/7700436626

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Lacey said...

The next days events

Lacey914@sbcglobal.net

Lacey said...

I am a follower

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Lacey said...

http://twitter.com/HtxAstrosFan/status/7713478070

tweet

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Wanda said...

Fretting - about finances, family members' problems - keeps me awake. But not usually for very long.
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Wanda said...

Google follower.
Wanda
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Wanda said...

I'm following @kherbrand as @TantaDesChiens.
TWEET!
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Eve said...

Reading keeps me awake at night

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Eve said...

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Eve said...

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Eve said...

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Lori said...

The only time I am kept up at night is if I am trying to figure out a project. Although a good cup of a mint tea is very relaxing.

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Lori said...

I follow you on twitter


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Dawn M. said...

Not much unless I'm worrying about something. Or hyped up on too much caffeine.

Thanks! :0)
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Dawn M. said...

I subscribe with google reader.

Thanks! :0)
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Sherrylinn said...

Many different things can keep me up at night. Mostly worrying about my children's salvation.

slcremer at gmail dot com

Sherrylinn said...

I'm a follower

slcremer at gmail dot com
(Sherrylinn)

Denny, Alaska said...

What keeps me awake at nights? My squabbling cats!

denny(dot)gill(at)gmail(dot)com

ossmcalc said...

I have a big fear of bridges. One dream that keeps reoccuring is where I am driving over the Red River Bridge, and my car goes off of the highway and into the river. I am trying to escape by kicking out the back window of the car while the water is high and swiftly rushing around the car.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I am an old follower.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/8020124750

Thank you,

Christine
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Sean said...

thinking about work keeps me up at night
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CherylS22 said...

My endless "To-Do" lists keep me up at night!
Thanks ~ megalon22 at yahoo dot com

CherylS22 said...

I follow in GFC
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cherdon said...

Having insomnia, worrying too much, thinking too much, finances, kids, grandkids, hubby and the list goes on. No wonder I'm up til at least 4am every morning.

cherdon@sympatico.ca

cherdon said...

I'm already a follower of yours

cherdon@sympatico.ca

cherdon said...

I tweeted

http://twitter.com/iamcherdon/status/8323174406

cherdon@sympatico.ca

Edna said...

Please enter me into this contest

I follow you on Google

I have your button on my blog http://edna-myfavoritethings.blogspot.com/


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