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Stand Up Against Abuse: Giveaway and Resources

Hey everyone! This is the 2nd year I am hosting the week-long feature Stand Up Against Abuse. This year my best blogging friend Lisa from A Life Bound By Books is helping me out by being my co-host!
We will be posting interviews with 3 fabulous young adult authors and featuring their books. Each book has a theme related to relationship abuse. As I mentioned last year, young adult books have the ability to alter the life of the person who reads them. Teens or adults can see similarities in a book that can allow them to maybe notice that their own relationship isn't healthy. They may finally get the courage to break free from violence. These books show warning signs, consequences, and the ultimate downfall that can occur do to relationship abuse. It may also provide the guidance a friend may need in order to seek help for someone else.
All this week we hope to highlight these things and inspire people to pick up these books, and others, that carry a strong message. We would really appreciate it if you could help spread the word in any way possible. Post the button on your sidebar, write a blog post with the resources and links, tweet about these books, tell a friend — anything at all. One small act may encourage someone to take action.
Remember: Young adult books can save lives!
Authors Holly Cupala, Angela Carling, and Janenifer Shaw Wolf will be here answering some questions and they have offered up copies of their newest books.

In order to spread the word about this topic, we will only be offering extra entries for links on twitter and/or blogs that link to this page. I will update this page throughout the week and link the author interviews. In addition, this page will contain the important resources that individuals can use in case they are in an abusive relationship.
Please help spread the word about this topic and share the links on this page. You can grab the button below by copying the code. It will link to this page.

Interviews Coming Soon!
Holly Cupala Angela Carling Janenifer Shaw Wolf

Phone Numbers

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

The National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline


The Hotline -

Teen site -

Break the Cycle -


  • 1 winner will win SIGNED copies of Don't Breathe a Word, Shackled, and Breaking Beautiful.
  • You must be at least 13 (or have permission) to enter.
  • Name and email must be provided.
  • Extra entries are possible and links must be provided.
  • Contest is US only and ends August 6th.
  • Once contacted, the winner will have 48 hours to respond.
  • The form must be filled out to enter.

NOTE: This is the same form you will find on Lisa's blog (A Life Bound By Books) as well. Please only fill it out once!

Angela Carling, book, Contest, Holly Cupala, Jennifer Shaw Wolf, love, prize, and more:

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