"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." —J. R. R. Tolkien

Monday, August 23, 2010


At ALA this year, I was thrilled to find the line for this ARC. I've read one other book by the author and adored it (PERFECT CHEMISTRY). This week for giveaway, I have a signed ARC of

RETURN TO PARADISE by Simone Elkeles (Flux, Sept. 2010)

From Amazon:

Caleb Becker left Paradise eight months ago, taking with him the secret he promised to take to his grave. If the truth got out, it would ruin everything.

Maggie Armstrong tried to be strong after Caleb broke her heart and disappeared. Somehow, she managed to move on. She’s determined to make a new life for herself.

But then Caleb and Maggie are forced together on a summer trip. They try ignoring their passion for each other, but buried feelings resurface. Caleb must face the truth about the night of Maggie’s accident, or the secret that destroyed their relationship will forever stand between them.

*Source of book: From publisher at ALA

For your chance to win this awesome ARC, all you need to do is:

1) Follow this blog
2) Follow The Texas Sweethearts blog
3) Comment on this blog post

For extra entries:

1) Blog about this contest and leave a comment telling me
2) Tweet about this contest and leave a comment telling me

And make sure you leave me a way to get in contact with you when you win!

The contest will run through midnight on Friday, September 3, 2010!

And don't forget:

Enter to win an ARC of VIRGIN TERRITORY by James Lecesne


The Itzel Library said...

Please, count me! I need read this book.

I hope be lucky ;)

I follow both blogs

E-mail: itzel_library@hotmail.com



Sharli said...

I'd love to read this! Count me in :)
I follow both blogs.

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Bee said...
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Bee said...

Please, please let me win this!

I follow both blogs.
I tweeted: http://twitter.com/bee_muses/status/21972521039


*fingers crossed*

Darlyn said...

Count me in. I follow both blogs!

darlyn225 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Enter me too, please. I follow both blogs:)

thank you



Cass (Words on Paper) said...

Thanks for the contest!

I follow both blogs. :)

cc932005 at hotmail dot com

Natalie Aguirre said...

I'd love to win. I'm a follower of both blogs.

Lena said...
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Lena said...

OMG, I have read Leaving Paradise and dying to get my hands on this book. SQUEE! Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway.

I follow both blogs

+1 Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Lena1xoxo/status/21991786742

Total: 2

*crosses fingers and hopes*


Kelsey said...

I'm in!!

I follow both blogs

Email: kopsahl48(at)gmail(dot)com

Adventures in Children's Publishing said...

You know us! All of the above :) Thanks for the opportunity, PJ!

Kemendraugh said...

I really liked Perfect Chemistry too! Can't wait to read this one!!
And I'm a follower

kemendraugh at gmail dot com

Lisa Potts said...

Thanks for the wonderful contest!

Contact - lisamarie112568@aol.com

Tweeted about it - http://twitter.com/LisaMPotts/status/21996554474


Lauren said...

Thanks so much for the contest! I follow both blogs.


Kaya said...

Count me in! I follow both blogs.


AngelGoneMad said...

Count me in!

I follow both blogs =)

shoutnaomi at googlemail dot com

Sarah said...

I loved Leaving Paradise & can't wait to get my hands on the sequel :o) Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

I'm a follower of both blogs

sarahsreviews at ymail dot com

Misha@My Love Affair With Books said...

Please enter me . Thanks!
I follow both the blogs.
+1 http://books-love-affair.blogspot.com/p/giveawayscontests.html

Vidisha said...

I follow both the blogs...


Mandarina said...

Hello, I want this book =)

My mail: noemisapi@gmail.com

I follow 2 blogs: "Mandarina"

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/librosconalma/status/22017897421

thank you very much ;)

Anonymous said...

Please count me in for your giveaway

Lora1967 said...

Please enter me into your contest

StephTheBookworm said...

Please enter me in! I follow both blogs.

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Tore said...

I follow both blogs. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Miss Bookiverse said...

Please enter me, I follow both blogs.

bookoholiker AT gmail DOT com

Kelly H-Y said...

Sounds like a good one!!

Anonymous said...

I follow both blogs!

twilightforever.edward at gmail dot com

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/KailiaSage/status/22041491006

EVA SB said...

Ohhh! Secrets, those are always fun!

I follow this blog
I follow The Texas Sweethearts blog
I tweeted


FionaChan said...

follower of both blogs! and commenting, of course.

blog post: http://fionalevesque.blogspot.com/2010/08/pjhoover-return-to-paradise.html

tweet: http://twitter.com/FionaChan/statuses/22086889290

feeyonachan at gmail dot com
thank you!

NayĆ” said...

WOW, count on me too!

nayazinha_12 @ hotmail . com

JessicaLLWright said...

Ah WOW! Please count me in!
I'm a follower of both blogs ( JessicaLLW )

I bloged ... http://jessicalousielivermorewright.blogspot.com/2010/08/return-to-paradise-signed-arc-giveaway.html

I tweeted ... http://twitter.com/JessicaXxXLW/status/22095597301

Email - JessicaLLWright@gmail.com

Love the contest! Good luck to everyone!

Aik said...

1) Follow this blog
2) Follow The Texas Sweethearts blog
3) I'd love to win this!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...



aikychien at yahoo dot com

Jessy said...

Please count me in. I can't wait to read this.

I follow both blogs

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Emma015/statuses/22105349653

findjessyhere at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I now follow both blogs through Google reader and tweeted about this post with via @pj_hoover mention.

You can e-mail me at jessica_stratford@ymail.com

lyan said...

I follow both blogs....

I want this book so bad!!!

email: qbanchic@hotmail.com

Jessica (Confessions of a Bookaholic) said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win this :)

I follow both blogs

Tweeted http://twitter.com/TotalBookaholic/statuses/22149399007


Jordyn said...

Count me in!


Courtney Barr - The Southern Princess said...

um count me in!!!! total follower! ;o)

Visit My Kingdom Anytime

Jim Danielson said...

I'm going to a YA Lit Conference on Sept 25 in the Chicagoland area at which Simone is appearing! Count me in.

baddict17 said...

Awesome giveaway! Simone is one of my favorite authors!

I follow both blogs!

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/baddict17/status/22194867935

xnzkisha17 at yahoo dot com

samantha.thomson said...

Would love to win this - follow both blogs.


latishajean said...

Great giveaway thank you this book sounds so good Please enter me. Thank you very much :)
Im a follower too

latishajean said...

Forgot my tweet for you !

Monica said...

Thanks for all the great contests!


Monica said...

Thanks for all the great contests!


francis leonela said...

id love to read this!!
i follow your blog!!


Meredith said...

I follow both blogs.

meredithfl at gmail dot com

The Book Vixen said...

OMG I would love to win this!! Thanks for the opportunity!

1) Follow this blog - Yes!
2) Follow The Texas Sweethearts blog - Yes!
3) Comment on this blog post - Yes!


thebookvixen at gmail dot com

Llehn said...

I'd love to play please!

I follow both blogs.


Sarah E said...

Please enter me in this giveaway!

I follow both blogs.

familyhistree at yahoo dot com

Sarah E

Sarah E said...

I tweeted:


familyhistree at yahoo dot com

Sarah E

Romy @ Lost.in.Stories said...

Oooh thank's for such an awesome giveawy. I loved Leaving Paradise, I can't wait to read Return to Paradise! So count me in if this is international (*crosses fingers*) as I'm in Australia.

I follow both blogs.

E-mail: lost.in.stories@gmail.com

Kai said...

Ever since I've read Perfect Chemistry, I've loved all of Simone Elkeles' books! I'm really looking forward to this!

I am following both blogs!

my e-mail: amaterasureads@gmail.com

Sandy! said...

Thanks for this giveaway!
I follow both blogs!


NayĆ” said...

+1 http://twitter.com/Na_Paiva/status/22487288039



Anita Yancey said...

Follow on GFC.
Follow The Texas Sweethearts blog.

This sounds like a really good book. I would enjoy reading it. Thanks for this chance.


bookaholic said...

I so badly want to win this giveaway! Please!!
I follow both the blogs
Tweeted- http://twitter.com/Debasmitadhar/status/22545562680
Sidebar link- http://bookaholicsoye.blogspot.com/ (under 'Contests' in the right sidebar)

Thank you so so much! Hope I win this! *begs*

Anonymous said...

Oooh, this book sounds good ! Please enter me in :)

I'm following both blogs & here's my tweet: http://twitter.com/DreamBelieve3/status/22660695877

Thank you !


Lora1967 said...

OMg i have been waiting on this book. Please enter me in your contest!

Lora1967 said...

I have tweeted about your contest. Please give me another chance


AmazingBookReviews said...

Omg ! Thank you soo much for giving this book away ! Your awesome ! ^^ I really hope this would be the first contest that I win ! (: The books looks great ! Really looking forward to reading it ! Thank you so much again !

+ Follower of both blogs
+ Blogged about you & this contest !



francis leonela said...

id love tyoread this!!

i follow both blogs!!


francis leonela said...

id love to read this!!

i follow both blogs!!