Thursday, September 27, 2012

Read Banned books @ednahwalters

Thanks to Kathy from I am a Reader Not a Writer and Jen @ I Read Banned Books.
for hosting this hop.

Banned Books Week (BBW) celebrates the freedom to read, highlights the benefit of free and open access to books, and draws our attention to the harm of censoring what we read.

America presently has no banned books due to the efforts of librarians, teachers, booksellers, authors, and the community, but that doesn't stop some people from challenging and banning some books because of political and religious reasons.

Some of the books that were banned one time or the other, or challenged, surprised me because I've read them, my children have read them, their friends, and friends' friends own and have read them. In fact, most of the books listed below have been made into movies. Other than Harry Potter, which ones of the books below have you read?

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Blubber by Judy Blume
Carrie by Stephen King
Cujo by Stephen King
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
Forever by Judy Blume
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
Have to Go by Robert Munsch
How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence
Little Red Riding Hood by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Learning Tree by Gordon Parks
The Living Bible by William C. Bower
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
The Shining by Stephen King
The Witches by Roald Dahl
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

What you can win:   

$10 e-gift card from Amazon to buy a banned book
 A signed copy of : Dangerous Love (the 4th Fitzgerald book)

What you need to do to win:

1. Follow my blog then TWEET one of the tweets below (leave the link in the comment as proof):

-Coming October 15th FOREVER HERS (Book #5 of the Fitzgerald Family) @ednahwalters  booktrailer:

-He wants to protect her and her child, but can he protect her heart too. FOREVER HERS (book # 5 of the Fitzgerald family, coming Oct. 15th) @ednahwalters  

2. Join my Youtube Channel and leave a comment

Monday, September 17, 2012

BOOKTRAILER LAUNCH: Forever Hers (Book 5 of the Fitzgerald Family) @ednahwalters

Excited to share FOREVER HERS book trailer. Most of my readers know I love my heroes, but there's something special about Eddie. I just knew there was, just didn't know what until I started writing and got inside his head.

You met Eddie Fitzgerald in almost all my previous books. He's bad-ass, loyal to a fault (think of the number times he'd put his career on the line to bailout a family member), has a problem with authority and is super hot. I mean Fitzgerald boys are all handsome, overachievers and loaded, but Eddie never acted like money mattered to him. He was always about order, keeping bad guys behind bars, watching out for his family. It took a special woman to break through the walls surrounding his heart. A special woman and an adorable little girl

As we get closer to the release date, I'll post teasers from FOREVER HERS, but in the coming weeks, enjoy some of Eddie's moments from previous books.

ENJOY the trailer and let me know what you think here or my YOUTUBE Channel.