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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Abria Dodd from Heavenly

Heavenly is a touching story about a teenage girl who falls in love with her autistic sister’s guardian angel. I am most eager to read the sequel!


Abria, 3, has autism. Abria is Zoe Dodd’s sister, and the reason Zoe sees Abria’s guardian angel, Matthias. Though Abria can’t speak, a peek into her mind is revealing and not unlike other three-year-olds.

I like to run. Air blows around me. I like it when everybody chases me. Daddy looks funny when he chases me. I laugh.

I like to climb. I feel free when I’m high up. I can see better when I stand on things. My favorite things to climb are chairs, tables, stairs and windows. Mom screams when I climb into windows. She screams when I stand on the stairs. The noise makes me laugh.

Sometimes, Mom, Dad and Zoe and Luke yell at me when I run and climb. I don’t know why. I like to run. The wind blows around me. When I climb, I can see better.

Everyone sees me when I climb.

I want the chan in the kitchen. It’s pretty with lights. I like to stare at the lights, they sparkle. I want to touch them. I want the chan.

One day I ran and found Matthias. He sparkles like the chan. He smiles at me and never yells at me. I feel good around him.

When Matthias is here, Zoe sparkles like the chan.

I want the chan now.



It took me awhile to realize that Abria is referring to a chandelier! She is the sweetest little thing! I definitely recommend Heavenly (especially to those Twilight fans)! It will be released on the 15th! Or you can win your own copy here!

Prize(s): 2 copies of Heavenly, one with the old cover and the other with the new cover
# of Winners:

How to get entries: (please put keep it in the format below when you comment!)
+1 Comment

+1 New follower

+2 Old follower

+1 Linking this contest once somewhere else around the web

HEAVENLY – by Jennifer Laurens. Release date: August 15, 2009 Grove Creek Publishing

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Rachel said...

+1 This sounds really good. To think some have guardian angels; and to be able to see them. That would be awe inspiring. I wonder how many people's views its in?
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Leslie said...

+1 great book!! i love it!
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tawnda said...

sounds uniquely touching...
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Erica said...

I'm so excited for Heavenly's release - I've read Nailed and Falling For Romeo by Jennifer Laurens.

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wdebo said...

Sounds great I would love to win it!

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Wdebo :)

Anonymous said...

Awesome, thanks!
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Paradox said...

I'd love to read this book!

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Jasmyn said...

Sounds like a wonderful book! Please enter me
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TheGhostBlogger said...

Mary D
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I love the idea of guardian angels, and this book would be wonderful - I would truly love to win it and thank you for the chance!
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Ashley said...

Sounds interesting..

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Ana said...

+1 sounds like a touching story
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Anonymous said...

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Lindsay said...

+1 This sounds fantastic. I would LOVE to win it!
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ReggieWrites said...

Great giveaway Diane!

+1 Comment: Awesome book! Can't wait to read it!
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wintergirl20 said...

I really want to win this book!

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Christina said...

This book sounds really good. Please enter me.

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Ikutorocks12 said...

This sounds really interesting, the whole guardian angel idea is fascinating. Please enter me x
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Megan said...

This sounds really good. I can't wait to read it.

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Chloeee said...

+1 This sounds like a really sweet book :) Please enter me!


Ninja Fanpire said...

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Sara said...

+1 comment
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Thanks for the contest!

Marie said...

I have read really good things about this book, it sounds great!

I am a new follower.

~The Book Pixie said...

This sounds like it is going to be a very lovely book. Enjoyed the post. Count me in.

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Meghan said...

+1 Awesome contest. =)
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Limerick said...

This sounds like quite the interesting story.

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Thanks for the contest!
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katie said...

I really want to read this. I have seen it multiple times around the blogosphere and it just sounds great.

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Wrighty said...

I've heard good things about this! Please add my name.

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Sarah said...

Please add me to the draw.
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Kristen said...

I would love to win this! Sounds good!

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Beth said...

+ 1 please enter me. This looks great.

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Juju said...

Oh oh oh I really hope this contest hasn't ended. This sounds amazing.

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Shawna said...

Shawna Lewis

+1 Thanks for this chance to win this book!!!

Shawna said...

Shawna Lewis

+2 I am an old follower

Shawna said...

Shawna Lewis

I twetted here is the link

Allison said...

I doubt my library will be getting this book anytime this year, makes me sad. I know it just came out but I don't think I can wait till it's there.

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elnice said...

Please count me in!
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Alexa said...

This book sounds really good and I'd love to win it!

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Book Sp(l)ot said...

I'm not sure I've heard of this book but I'd like to be entered :)

+1 for commenting
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booksrmysoul said...

Blair W

Thank you for this chance to win this book I'd love to see my Angel!!

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bucsfan12 said...


Thanks for this chance to win enter me into this giveaway please.

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CassandraBelikov440 said...

+1. commenting
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