Parted: The Giveaway

August 30, 2011

Hey, remember that time I wrote a book? And then I wrote a sequel?

Well, the sequel releases tomorrow, which is why I’m giving you the chance to win your very own copy!


You’d probably like to know what you’re getting into first, right? I mean, let’s be real. How about a little teaser?

What happens when your soulmate is lost forever?

I never dreamed my life would turn out like this. That sounds absurd – no one ever really imagines the path their life will take, I mean, how could you? A year ago when I was planning my future I could picture it vaguely. Four years at Columbia followed by medical school, residency, a fellowship and somewhere in there I’d meet the love of my life and we’d have two children.

That was before I found out I really did have a soulmate. And he was more than everything I could have wanted. He was what I needed. Before him, I never even knew there was a difference between the two.

Which is why I can’t imagine a future without him. Nothing about my life makes sense when he’s not here. Josh once described him as my other half, and that’s exactly what it feels like. I am not me without him. Not entirely.

Okay, I mean, I get it. Life goes on – my life goes on. It took me a while to feel normal again, but I did it. I fell right back into my old habits. School, extracurriculars, and I even joined a sorority. I have friends, my grades are good, and I may even have an internship for the summer.

But it’s just not the same. I still miss him, every day. When I have good news, he’s the first person I want to tell. I want to curl up in his arms when I have a bad day and hear him tell me it will all be okay. More than anything I want to see him kneel down and put a ring on my finger. I want to walk down the aisle, watching his face the whole time. To have the chance to have babies with him, to grow old with him.

And more than all of that? To have him standing at my side when I have to face the entire world and tell them what we are.

To Enter: Leave a comment below telling me the last book you read and loved. No bonus points for tweeting or any of that. Just comment once. Easy, right?


If you want to enter but haven’t read the first book (which I recommend doing since this is a sequel) just include that in your comment and I’ll send you a free e-copy of the first book if you win.

Or you can just go buy the book on Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Whatever floats your boat.

So get to commenting! You have until 1:30 EST tomorrow. I will pick the winner by 1:37 exactly (name that movie for a bonus entry)!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Lauren Jablonski August 30, 2011 at 10:55 am

Hi Kate! I have not had the pleasure of reading your first book yet, but am excited to read both :)

The last book I read and loved was called Last Night at Chateau Marmont by Lauren Weisberger.

Can’t wait to read your books!


Virginia Shaw August 30, 2011 at 11:05 am

The last book that I read and really loved was A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. I like because it brought several different worlds together in a modern setting. It brought vampires, witches, and daemons together in an adventure/romance/mystery all unknown to normal humans. It also left me really interested in flavors of wine, which I don’t really like, but the way they describe it kind of leaves me dizzy. All in all it was an exciting book, though I was a little disappointed that after 600 some pages the story did not end but left you hanging. Apparently I am hooked on another trilogy.

Congratulations on your second book!!


Diane Doyle August 30, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Hi Kate: I have not had the pleasure of reading your books yet but definitely look forward to it. I love your blog!

I have read lots of books this summer and they were all good. I loved the book, Unbroken: A WWII Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand. I lost an Uncle in WWII and was fascinated to read about pilots of B17 and B24 bombers.

Hope all is well with you and your family.



Sarah S. August 30, 2011 at 6:13 pm

Oooh, pick me! I just finished “I’d Know you Anywhere” by Laura Lippman, which was excellent. My favorite that I’ve read recently was “Shade of Grey” by Jasper Fforde, which I’ve actually read 3 times because I love it so much.

Also, I’m totally ashamed to admit this, but I haven’t read Paired yet. I never got a chance to order a copy.
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Jamie Carter August 30, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Hi Kate! The last book I read was part of the Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher. I’m not really much into Fantasy/Sci-Fi reading, but this series has been INCREDIBLE! It’s hilarious, it’s sad, it has well-rounded, well though out characters. But… I’m at the end of the series! So I need something new to read and SOON!

I’m really excited to read Paired, which I will be picking up in two short weeks. Reading Parted would really make my day!
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Estelle August 31, 2011 at 11:03 am

Hi Kate! Congrats on the 2nd book! I actually have not read the first one! :( But I would love to give them both a try.

I’m on a quest to read 100 books this year, so I’ve been reading a lot of good stuff. The Jessica Darling series really stuck out to me. I also just read my first Jennifer Echols book… Going Too Far and I was reading it under my desk at work. haha.

Thanks again for hosting the giveaway! Really enjoy your blog!
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