GIVEAWAY! – Tethered, by Amy MacKinnon

Tethered, by Amy MacKinnon, was sent to me as part of the Read it Forward program. Here is the blurb from Barnes & Noble:

Clara Marsh is an undertaker who doesn’t believe in God. She spends her solitary life among the dead, preparing their last baths and bidding them farewell with a bouquet from her own garden. Her carefully structured life shifts when she discovers a neglected little girl, Trecie, playing in the funeral parlor, desperate for a friend.

It changes even more when Detective Mike Sullivan starts questioning her again about a body she prepared three years ago, an unidentified girl found murdered in a nearby strip of woods. Unclaimed by family, the community christened her Precious Doe. When Clara and Mike learn Trecie may be involved with the same people who killed Precious Doe, Clara must choose between the stead-fast existence of loneliness and the perils of binding one’s life to another.

This book is really good and it took me outside of my comfort zone a bit. You can read my review here. In honor of Halloween, I am giving away my gently used (very gently used) ARC of Tethered. PLEASE NOTE: The cover image is different from what you see above.

This giveaway is open to the U.S. and Canada. There are TWO ways to enter:

1. Post a comment for ONE entry but to make it interesting, tell me what you like about Halloween the most. The candy? The costumes? The scary movies? Entries that do not answer this question will not be counted. Be sure to include an email address as well so I can contact you.

2. For THREE more entries, post about this giveaway on your blog and then include the link in a comment to this post.

This giveaway will run until Thursday, October 30, 2008, 8pm (PST). The winner will be selected randomly and announced on Halloween. I will contact the winner for his/her mailing address. Good luck!!!

21 thoughts on “GIVEAWAY! – Tethered, by Amy MacKinnon”

  1. My favorite part of Hallowe’en is the complete way children feel transformed when they dress up in their costumes. My son jumps around posing in his superhero outfit and my daughter is so involved in arranging the details of her cat outfit.The book looks intriguing. My email is kay.hardtmann@gmx.deRidgewayGirl

  2. My favorite part of Halloween is seeing the kids in their costumes. milou2ster(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  3. My favorite part of Halloween is the seeing the joy in children. It’s a magical holiday for them and every part of it from the dressing up, the trick-or-treating, the decorating, carving pumpkins, and eating the candy…they adore it all.doot65{at}comcast[dot]netElizabeth

  4. I’d love to be entered! This sounds like such a great book!My favorite thing about Halloween is watching the look of utter happiness on my daughter’s face as she chooses a costume, gets excited all the way up until the big day, and has a wonderful time trick or treating. I always enjoy holidays and other days more as a parent than I did as a kid. Her excitement makes me happy.I posted the giveaway in my blog sidebar!–Annadiaryofaneccentric[at]hotmail[dot]com< HREF="" REL="nofollow">Diary of an Eccentric<>

  5. My favorite thing about Halloween is the general atmosphere- giddy slipping into frentic just a little bit tinged with fear. The same way you might feel out for a walk at night and seeing a carnival off in the distance and hearing the music …. You know what I mean?Please enter me- the book sounds fantastic!!!Jcbdalton at

  6. My favorite Halloween thing is rather new to me. Sure, I love the scary stuff and getting creeped out; I love the fun of going into stores and getting scared by some kooky talking display; I love the inventiveness of the costumes; I like thinking about the history of the holiday and how it has evolved and how we got it so wrong about witches. But my new favorite thing is the charming absurdity of the the annual kids party at a nearby oceanside carousel — to see a hundred or so kids running around the beach dressed as princesses, ghosts, skeletons, superheros, monsters, etc. is just so hilariously uplifting! I make a point of going every year. Thanks for the chance to win this book — I’ve been wanting to read it. And Happy Halloween!geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

  7. My favorite part about Halloween is all of the scary movies. I just love to be scared, it can be so addictive.bc428[at]juno[dot]com

  8. My favorite thing about Halloween is the really young trick-or-treaters who have just gotten the concept – HEY! GIVE ME CANDY! and they seem so genuinely excited and appreciative. I love to see the costumes and trying to guess what they are. I love the make believe and the chance to be totally different one day (I dress up to give out candy.) and I love the chocolate.

  9. Oh, I think this book sounds great!!! Even thou I agree with your comment about “comfort zones”…yet now, I am forewarned!!Okay….Halloween, what I love is the foolishness and childlikeness that comes over eveyone at this time of year. Very anal men are seen wearing Halloween ties to work, people are snacking on snack size candy everywhere, time to do things with the fall pumpkins, apples, corn, etc., the chill in the air and of course….I love to dress up!!!!!Thanks for asking!Darbydarbyscloset at yahoo dot com

  10. I just love the atmosphere. I love the decorations and the fun scary stuff. Black cats are my favorites.angelleslament @

  11. The whole ambiance of Halloween is great to me, the smell of the crisp air, the pumpkins and scarecrows. We used to make a character named Igor to sit on our roof and every year he seemed to give us delight. The kids thought Igor was the scariest.Enter me in the contest pleaseflorida982002@yahoo dot com

  12. Hi, I adore the Fall and everything that comes with it! The colored leaves, hayrides, bonfires and Halloween! We live in an area where there are many little children. It is so much fun to hand out treats to the little ones. Please enter me in your book drawing. Many thanks, Cindijchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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