Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Happy Birthday, SILENCE! (Want to win three books?)

I really wanted to use multiple exclamation points in the title, but I was haunted by the voice of my former writing teacher whispering that I'm only allowed three exclamation points. In my life. Ever. So one it is--but what better way to use one-third of my exclamation point lifetime allowance than in celebrating book release day for our fellow blogger, Becca Fitzpatrick.

Today is SILENCE day. The day fans of Becca's HUSH, HUSH series have been waiting for since the moment they closed the last page of the second book, CRESCENDO. The book that takes the tension of Patch (the best bad guy I've ever wished I dated) and Nora (the control-freak who loves being reckless with Patch) and throws one almighty wrench into the works. (Okay, maybe it's more like five or six wrenches but I'm telling you--that first one is a doozy.)

Here's a link to Becca's website where you can read all about her books and the exciting news about what she's working on now. Her tour schedule is also on her website, so check it out and see if she's coming somewhere near you.If you're a fan, you've probably already discovered Fallen Archangel, the official fansite for the series And if you're not (yet) a fan--well, let us change that for you.

For our own celebration right here at Cabinet of Curiosities, we're giving away the first three books in Becca's series: HUSH, HUSH; CRESCENDO; and SILENCE. Donated by our friend the author and signed by her as well. That's right--three signed books.

Want in? Here are the guidlines.

1. Do one of the following: become of follower of Cabinet of Curiosites; write a blog post announcing the giveaway and link to our site; or link to our site via Facebook or Twitter.

2. Leave us a comment with your name and a link to whichever of the above you've done.

3. Be patient: the contest will run through midnight Saturday, October 15. Because on Sunday, October 16th, I will be seeing Becca at a reading in Wellesley, Massachusetts and I'm going to let her draw the winner.

4. Be a little more patient, because once the winner is announced, it will take at least two weeks to get your books due to Becca's extreme popularity and the fact that she is currently on a month-long tour of the U.S., Canada, and the UK. When she returns home on October 29th, she will sign and send the books to the winner.

It's hard for me to believe that two years ago Ginger Churchill and I drove to Colorado to surprise Becca at the launch party for her first book. It's even harder to believe that three and half years ago she had nearly reached the end of her rope with agents asking for rewrites and then turning her down after. Becca is my shining example that life can change almost instantly--for the better. (I am, trust me, well aware that life can instantly change for the worse.)

Becca, I adore you and all of us at Cabinet of Curiosities have only one complaint about your success--when will you have time for a writers' retreat?!

(Ha, used up my second exclamation point. I'll have to be cautious with my last one.)


  1. Hi. I became a follower of your blog. Please enter me in the contest. And here are a few extra exclamation points, in case you need them: !!!

    lizardmaker [at] gmail [dot] com

  2. Hi - I'm a follower and am tweeting as we speak. Hoorah! Also a fan of the point!!!!

    jro (at) jrowrites (dot) com

  3. Thanks for entering, and thanks the exclamation points, guys! I personally tossed out that advice from our old writing teacher before it had even left his mouth. Some things need a little screaming, and this is one of them!!!! ;)

  4. Pick me!!! Pick me!!! Pick me!!! I may have overdone it a little with the !!! I am a huge fan of Becca's series and would love signed copies. Great post, Laura. You never fail to make me laugh. Oh - and I just became a follower of your lovely site. Anna Gilmer.

  5. Laura, I've been reading your Bluestocking blog since forever and followed you here. I'm excited to see Becca's success, too, and hope I win the books giveaways as I've been wanting to read the first two. Anita

  6. I'm dying to read Silence! I love this series and I've been holding my breath for this book. Please enter me. I'm a follower.


  7. I'll be linking on Facebook and will also join the smart people who are already following here! I'd love to win -- and thanks for the reminder of how it only takes one YES to change a writer's career for the better. Cheers!

  8. I've become a follower of the blog :)
    emmfiction (at) yahoo (dot) com

  9. This is a fantastic giveaway! I am a follower!


  10. I just followed GFC Unabridged Bookshelf

    Thank You for the chance


  11. Hi!
    This is a great giveaway! I'm a new GCF Follower: Proserpine! I tweet:
    and I add on facebook:

    I read Hush Hush and I can't wait to read the rest of the serie! I want them :)

  12. Hi! I over use exclamation marks as well lol especially when Patch is envolved =P

    I also follow your blog via GFC ( Brandi Gilvaja)
    and I tweeted as well =)

    Thank you much for the entry!

  13. I became a follower(Julie!) !!!!

    Awesome contest!!


  14. Omg what an amazing contest!!!!! I'm now a follower Casey Minkin, and sent out a tweet twitter.com/caseylynn
    *crosses fingers*

  15. Twitter.com/caseylynnRN sorry typo on the other :)

  16. i tweeted a link!! https://twitter.com/#!/TotallySelGomez/status/121694005892358144

    love u becca!!!

  17. I tweeted The Link to COC I am VTCozy on twitter..I follow and love your new Blog Becca..Subscribed here as well..For your Fans Becca, October is Hush,Hush Saga Month for us.."Silence" and I read a 4th Book as well nxt Fall..Edge of my seat for Silence..Tks Becca...

    I followed the blog as ღStelinaஜ or @stelinastewart AND I posted the link on my twitter here : https://twitter.com/#!/StelinaStewart/status/121729668373151744 I WANT TO WIN THIS SOOO BADLYYY <3

  19. I've become a blog follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Sara M
    sara_UFblog [at] yahoo [dot] com

  20. Awesome contest! I just became a follower.

  21. What an awesome contest. Wish I could get her to sign the books I have, but living in a small town in the middle of no where, the chances of that are slim. So winning this would be awesome!!
    Followed your blog and tweeted the contest @ http://twitter.com/#!/Wildangel14/status/121765483006533632

  22. BEST. GIVEAWAY. EVERRRRR! My heart had a baby heart attack when I saw Becca's tweet. lol

    Anyway! I'm a new follower and I tweeted because I'm tweet and Hush,Hush Saga obsessed (seriously, I named my new Silence book; I'm such a nerd).
    Twitter Post: http://twitter.com/#!/rainkissedleaf
    (It is a protected profile, so just in case I tagged Becca Fitz on it. I know being a new follower was enough, but you can never be too safe.) :)

    Thanks so much for this opportunity! I have nervous excitement. I NEVER win Hush, Hush contests! This and the Beautiful Creatures are my main book obsessions. I can't get enough. This is a dream. :)

  23. Hello! My name is Nicole. And I tweeted cause that's what I do. Thanks for this awesome giveaway. https://twitter.com/nicolemardell/status/121902519663345664

  24. I'm a new follower via GFC (Vivian)

    vi3ti3abe at gmail.com

  25. I tweeted about the giveaway:


    vi3ti3abe at gmail.com

  26. I am a GFC follower!!! Lovely giveaway!!!


  27. I am now following you on GFC as Carina Olsen :) Thank you so, so much for this contest. <33 I would love more than anything to win :) (Hoping very much that it is international, since I live in Norway)
    Love, Carina ~ carina-olsen@hotmail.com

  28. My name is Shelby B,
    I would seriously LOVE to win this! Becca's books are so amazing! I can't even wait to read Silence :D

    So ofcourse I followed your blog and also published to my own blogs at,



    Hope I win <3

  29. I'm a follower, and I'd love to be entered. Thanks!

  30. Only a couple of more days to enter! But there's still time.

  31. I'm a follower! :)

    lchardesty at yahoo dot com