Monday, February 1, 2010

Sleep No More Review and Giveaway

Category: FICTION, ROMANCE
Format: MASS MARKET
Edition: Forever Special Release
Publish Date: 1/1/2010
Price: $6.99/$8.99
ISBN: 9780446556842
Pages: 400
Size: 4-3/16" x 6-3/4"

  
Synopsis:
DANGER NEVER RESTS
The night was always Abby Whitman’s enemy. As a young girl she walked in her sleep, and one night, started a fire that scarred her sister for life and left Abby with unbearable guilt, and a loneliness that echoes within her
AND EVIL NEVER CLOSES ITS EYES
Now Abby has begun blacking out again—with apparently fatal results. A car accident has killed the son of a prominent family. Even though the evidence seems to exonerate her, Abby is plagued by doubts—and soon by mysterious threats. A young psychiatrist, Dr. Jason Coble, is intrigued by Abby and offers to help her explore the dark recesses in her mind. Through this terrifying journey, Jason’s interest turns to passion, and he yearns to give her the love she craves. But first, Abby must trust him—and shed light on secrets that will rock this Southern town and reveal a danger that threatens them both.

Honestly, just from the synopsis I was hooked. Murder... mystery... mayhem.... and romance... I love a good mystery and usually figure them out way before you are suppose to; however, I found myself second guessing myself until right before all is revealed. Sleep No More was a good read and I found it difficult to put down. Also refreshing was that the relationship between Abby and Jason was a romance and not just all sex and lust.

I'm finding it difficult to write a better review without giving away to much of the story. This is more to this book than just the story of Abby and Jason giving you more to think about and making the characters more real. Yet, all the character stories fit nicely together without leaving you wondering why the author put that in the book.

For the most part I really enjoyed Sleep No More and would look into buying some of Susan Crandall other books. I've heard that her book Pitch Black is wonderful.
Here are a few Fun Facts...
  1. Susan has always had a deep seated fear of being stuck in a car submerged in water at night. She tapped into that fear when she wrote the accident scene in SLEEP NO MORE. To top it off, she set it in an ultra-creepy South Carolina Lowcountry swamp. This one kept her awake at night.
  2. During her young childhood years, Susan’s daughter was a sleepwalker. Luckily there was an alarm on the house, and she never made it outdoors.
  3. This book met its deadline even though during the last writing weeks Susan was battling a stomach virus. Therefore her “snack of the book” (see book pages on http://www.susancrandall.net/ for each book’s deadline snack) was box after box of mini-saltines.
  4. Susan’s son is also a fiction writer. His first novel is almost finished.
  5. Susan had some misconceptions about sleepwalking when she started developing this book. One of the main points she had wrong required her to totally adjust her plan for this story. Originally she’d intended to have Abby begin to recall scraps of memory as she worked with Dr. Jason Coble. As it turns out, sleepwalkers do not recall anything they do while sleepwalking. Research showed her the error of her ways.
I received a copy from Hatchette book group to review...and they are letting me giveaway five copies.

Prize: Five readers will win a copy of Sleep No More by Susan Crandall

To Enter: Mandatory Entry (one time only): Leave a comment telling me if you have ever had any sleepwalking experiences/fears of the night OR recommend a book...... If this rule is not followed your entry will be deleted or removed from consideration.

Extra Entries (leave a separate comment for each one) :
This giveaway will end on Monday February 15 at midnight EST...

The Winners will be emailed on Tuesday February 16... So, please make sure your blogger profile has your current email address OR leave a valid email in your posted comment. (ie. weeshenanigans (at) gmail (dot) com) The winners will have 48 hours to reply or new winners will be drawn.

Please note that Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.

Good Luck to everyone

*Disclosure: I received the same item being given away from the company for hosting this giveaway. Product for this review/giveaway was supplied to me by the company or pr representing the company for the sole purpose of reviewing and/or giving away. No monetary compensation was provided for this post. All opinions in this post are that of myself and do not represent the views of the company. Reception of product does not influence my views on the product and I will always give an honest candid review of product received.

63 comments:

  1. I'm a follower :)

    wow the book sounds interesting, thanks for the review.

    um i haven't ever had sleepwalking exp. not that i know of. However I really hate the night because of the dark and the creepiness of it.

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  2. My son (25) has really been under a lot of stress lately & several weeks ago started sleep walking. It's gotten progressively worse & he's on medication now but it's been kind of scary. He tries to leave the house so we hide his keys,he's fallen & injured himself without waking up & several really funny things which I can't say "cause he'd die of embarrassment!

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  3. I don't remember it, but my mom says I sleep walked as a kid.

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    NO I HAVE NEVER HAD A SLEEPWALKING INCIDENT BUT MY COUSIN DID AND HE TRIED TO CLIMB THE WALLS...BUT I HAVE BEEN SCARED AT CERTAIN TIMES IN THE NIGHT WHEN I HEARD A SOUND OUTSIDE AND DID NOT KNOW WHAT IT WAS

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  5. I have never sleepwalked but I think my husband has. There's been a few times where he woke up in the middle of the night and didn't make any sense and couldn't remember it the next day.
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  8. When I was little, I walked in my sleep. Never got into trouble, though.

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  9. My older brothers scared me one night when I was really young while I was outside at night and ever since then I have a horrible fear of the night. As long as I am indoors and never venture outside while dark I am ok or I must have another person with me then I will go outside.

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  14. I apparently did as a child, but have only been told about yet--certainly don't remember it!

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  17. when I was young... I'm told I walked out of my grandparents house...

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  19. Nope no sleepwalking here...only fear of the night is if there are birds in my house.

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  20. I have a terrible fear of taking a shower when I am home alone thanks to Psycho. I make sure all the doors are locked even tha bathroom door and sit something against the door so I can hear if the door ois opened.This has been a 40 year fear.lol I just finished Worst Case by Michael Ledwedge and James Patteron and it was really good.I put S Crandall on my list to pick up from the book exchange next time I go.

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  22. I never sleep walked but my son did. One evening in the winter, my husband and i heard the front door open and close. When we checked it out, we saw my 10 year old son walking in the middle of the street, in his jammies and barefoot. It was cold outside but he didn't wake up. My husband ran out to him and talked calmly to him, turning him around and led him back to the house. Scary...

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  24. I had a fright one night. Tremendous crash in the middle of the night woke me up from a sound sleep. Scared me silly. I got up and walked around the house (didn't take long - it was a small house); looked outside; nothing. I thought maybe it was a car crash on the next street. The next day I realized what it was. I had put my iron on top of the refrigerator to cool after using it. Fridge was an old one with rounded corners. It had vibrated enough during the night that the iron worked itself to the edge, and fell off - right on to the stove top.
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  25. My 3yr old once started screaming bloody murder from the landing on our steps in the middle of the night. She didnt know why she wasnt in bed, so it HAD to be sleep walking.
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  30. I sleepwalked as a child and was known to talk quite clearly while sleeping. As an adult I have frequent nightmares which in general makes it hard to get to sleep at night. I often feel pain in my dreams too which makes for restless sleep. Me and nights are not a great combo. LOL

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  31. Christina - xristya@rock.com - I haven't had any sleepwalking experiences myself, but once long ago I had a young boyfriend who did, and I watched him get up, go to the desk and scribble something on a piece of paper, and then go back and lie down - and he never remembered any of this! PLUS we could never find the paper!

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  33. I recently had a sleepwalking problem when I was taking the sleep medication, Ambien. I also ate cupcakes in my sleep! Lol
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  35. I have never had a sleepwalking experience, I do talk in my sleep though.
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  36. The only sleepwalking experiences that i have had are waking up in the bed and not knowing how I got there from the couch. I dont know if that is really sleepwalking though

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  41. I have had sleepwalking events. Mostly when I am under alot of stress or sleep deprived.

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  42. no I have never had a sleepwalking problem
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  44. No sleepwalking or fears here!

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  45. initial entry, No I'veever had any sleepwalking experiences but sure as a kid was afraid of the dark but you generally grow out o f that,... I did.

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  48. No sleepwalking experience in our family.

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    My sister read this book and loved it. My library system doesn't have a copy, so if I don't win it, I don't get to read it :-(

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