Sunday, January 8, 2012

Don't Breathe A Word Book Launch Party

Last night, I had the great opportunity to attend Holly Cupala's book launch of her newest YA novel, Don't Breathe a Word. It was a wonderful time full of friends, food and a special reading by Holly. I picked up a copy, so look for a book review to come in the near future. Until then, here is the back copy:

Joy Delamere is suffocating...

From asthma, which has nearly claimed her life. From her parents, who will do anything to keep that from happening. From delectably dangerous Asher, who is smothering her from the inside out.
Joy can take his words - tender words, cruel words - until the night they go too far.
Now, Joy will leave everything behind to find the one who has offered his help, a homeless boy called Creed. She will become someone else. She will learn to survive. She will breathe... if only she can get to Creed before it’s too late.
Set against the gritty backdrop of Seattle’s streets and a cast of characters with secrets of their own, Holly Cupala’s powerful new novel explores the subtleties of abuse, the meaning of love, and how far a girl will go to discover her own strength.

Sounds so good. And, I was lucky enough to have Holly sign my review copy!

A special part of the evening was learning about New Horizons, a youth charity in Seattle. 30% of the nights proceeds went to their cause. They provide outreach and serves to youth on the streets. They supply clothing, showers, meals, laundry, advocacy, referrals and counseling. In their own words, they provide love.

To help out please check out their website-

To learn more about Holly and her writing,go to . And don't forget to pick up your copy today!


  1. A good read and a good cause - thanks for sharing this.

  2. It was so nice to see you, Dorine - thank you for coming and for this nice post!

  3. Hi Dorine! I wandered over to your blog through Comment Challenge, and was glad I stopped by to read this review. Looking forward to reading, DON'T BREATH A WORD. Thanks.

    "We are reflected in our writing and our writing is a reflection of us."

  4. Holly, it is always a pleasure to talk. Can't wait to read the copy I picked up.

    Blessy, I'll find you on the comment challenge and swing by.