Monday, September 26, 2011

Banned Book Week ... Win a copy of The Secret of Spruce Knoll by Heather McCorkle

 The winner for a copy of Heather McCorkle's THE SECRET OF SPRUCE KNOLL chosen by is Donna Weaver. Yay! Please email me your address at brenleedrake(at)gmail(dot)com and I'll send it out to you.

It's Banned Books Week. So I thought it would be a wonderful idea to celebrate a book from one of my fellow bloggers, Heather McCorkle. Check out what she has to say about it and her giveaway here. Heather's newly released novel The Secret of Spruce Knoll was banned by one of her local bookstores.So I'm giving a way a copy of Heather's book to one lucky follower of this blog. All you have to do is leave a comment and be a follower. Simple.

Check out a recent interview with Heather McCorkle at Guide to Literary Agents by Chuck Sambuch here.

Here's something about Heather's book ...

Following the tragic death of her parents, Eren Donovan moves to Spruce Knoll to live with her aunt. Little does Eren know the entire town of Spruce Knoll is filled with “channelers”—a magical group of people who immigrated to the small Colorado town when they were driven out of their own lands.

Channelers are tied to the fate of the world. As the world slowly dies, so do they—and they alone have the power to stop the destruction of Earth. Now, Eren learns she not only lives among them, but she is one. When she meets local boy Aiden, his charm convinces her that being a channeler may not be all bad.

If you don't win a copy here you can buy it here:
Barnes & Noble
The Book Depository

So, other than Heather's book, what is your favorite banned book? Don't forget to leave a comment below and follow this blog for a chance to win a copy of Heather's book.

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or on twitter:!/brendadrake

Here's a video of Judy Blume for the Virtual Read-Out for Banned Book Week...


  1. I'm touched so much by this, I don't even have the words. Now I'm all choked up! :-)

  2. I loved reading the interview. Everything Heather says makes perfect sense with today's market, it is so nice to see the actual words.

    The book sounds awesome! So here is my comment/contest entry. :)

    As far as my favorites go:
    Fahrenheit 451 - banned for the use of swears through one high school
    The Bluest Eye

    There's a lot more out there that have been banned that I love, but I figured I'd just post two.

  3. I can't believe that book is banned! Well honestly the whole IDEA of banned books seems so ridiculous to me. But either way Heather is a talented and thoughtful writer. She certainly has a lot of experience which shows in her interviews and writing. As for banned books I love Fahrenheit 451 like R.A. stated, Harry Potter, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (it makes me want to be a kid again!) and many more.

    Have a great day!

    Janine Mimi

  4. I follow and would absolutely love to be entered. Thanks! :)

  5. Oooo ... I'd like to win this book. I'm also giving away a couple of banned books for Banned Book week. I'm giving away Deathly Hallows and To Kill a Mockingbird.

  6. Hi! I'm a new follower. I put Heather's new book on my TBR list over at GoodReads and she friended me! And led me here! I can't wait to read her book. It sounds so original and interesting.

  7. I would love to win Heather's book!

    As for my favorite banned books - The Hunger Games, for sure, and anything by Toni Morrison.

  8. Oh, do please enter me. I'd love to read a copy of this fellow Oregonian's book! Kindle is great :-) And, I'm a new follower.

    Favorite banned book: The Giver.

  9. Awesome! LOVE Heather. My favorite banned book is To Kill a Mockingbird. Also, Catcher in the Rye. Two of my favorite books, period.

    Great post!!

  10. My favorite banned book or books in this case will always be the Harry Potter series. I loved The Giver also and Twenty Boy Summer.

    New follower: Amy
    miss.smileygirlie at gmail dot com

  11. Thank you all for commenting and entering for a chance to win. I've drawn a name from and will update the post. <3