Spotlight on DON'T BREATHE A WORD by Holly Cupala

I love it when I get the opportunity to spotlight a book like this one today. DON'T BREATHE A WORD by Holly Cupala is unique, taking me into a contemporary realm that I would probably otherwise never have experienced: street life. True to her style, Holly has given us another set of authentic characters, well-developed and believable. Their relationships are complex, sometimes painful, and always gripping.  

Summary from GoodReads:
Joy Delamere is suffocating...

From asthma, which has nearly claimed her life. From her parents, who will do anything to keep that from happening. From delectably dangerous Asher, who is smothering her from the inside out.

Joy can take his words - tender words, cruel words - until the night they go too far.

Now, Joy will leave everything behind to find the one who has offered his help, a homeless boy called Creed. She will become someone else. She will learn to survive. She will breathe... if only she can get to Creed before it’s too late.

Set against the gritty backdrop of Seattle’s streets and a cast of characters with secrets of their own, Holly Cupala’s powerful new novel explores the subtleties of abuse, the meaning of love, and how far a girl will go to discover her own strength.

“The author's considerable narrative gifts will keep readers engaged throughout.”
—Kirkus Reviews

"[A] tense, riveting story.”
—Publisher's Weekly

“This novel recalls Laurie Halse Anderson’s SPEAK.”

“A gorgeously written, intense page-turner. This is a beautiful book.”
—Courtney Summers, author of SOME GIRLS ARE

Holly has some wonderful events coming up to celebrate the release of DON'T BREATHE A WORD, including an extensive blog tour and a collaborative author video. Check out her website at 

Here's a TWO CHAPTER PREVIEW of DON'T BREATHE A WORD, or to pick up a copy of the book, check out Barnes & Noble, Amazon, or your local independent retailer.