Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Giveaway: To Nourish and Consume

To Nourish and Consume
by Ryan O'Reilly

Description from the amazon:

Brian Falk and his best friend, Dabney, share a passion for the beautiful and wealthy Jackie, their childhood playmate and the prize catch of their social set.

But, the young men are also drawn to each other a secret, illicit connection that is cut short when Jackie chooses to wed the more moneyed Dabney.

Soon after graduation, a devastated Brian flees his hometown and, for ten agonizing years, tries to overcome the anguish that has all but consumed him.

Now he is drawn back to try to answer some of the questions he can no longer ignore:

Is he over Jackie?

Was what he felt for Dabney really love?

Does Jackie still love him?

As Brian desperately searches for closure, old wounds are reopened, a new love appears and revelations about his past throw his life into renewed turmoil.

-+0+o+ Book Giveaway courtesy of PR by the Book+o+0+-

Open to all.

Offer ends: Nov 28, 2010 --> extended to November 29, 2010


1. Read the first chapter.

2. Give me a teaser sentence with your email in comments.


Contest has ended - winner is here



  1. "He peered out of the corner of his eye, the way a angry mangy dog does before he bites." It sounds really good, I would love to read it.

  2. 'He spit on the ground and wheeled violently toward the dark
    side of the street, stopping at the curb and cursing under his

    Nice! :)

  3. To me, Jackie had always evoked images such as the apparition of a dream or the subject of a portrait, or as the kind of feeling only written about in poems.

  4. "She was watching her own feet as she spoke, careful to avoid the broken glass scattered on the floor as she followed me through the thick, wooden doorway and out into the cool, spring evening."

    This story sounds awesome :)
    I'm definitely intrigued to see how Jacqueline ends up with Dabney, she's totally pulling both of those boys along :P

    Thanks for the chance to win To Nourish and Consume :)

  5. Often my mental image was of some inappropriate or adolescent situation that either Dabney or Jaqueline had gotten us into, and whatever nostalgia I felt for
    them as objects of affection was tempered by recollections of their
    childlike behavior.


  6. "Jaqueline Morgan had hardly been afraid of anything in her entire life, the possible exceptions being her own fragility as
    well as intimacy with another human.."

  7. He stopped and seemed to
    soften a bit at her touch but still looked intensely off into his own
    appraisal of the world.

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  8. I love this line...You are such a savage sometimes...I swear.

    I cannot stand not to read this book.

  9. To me, Jackie
    had always evoked images such as the apparition of a dream or the
    subject of a portrait, or as the kind of feeling only written about
    in poems.



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