Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Lauren Hammond Guest Post + Insanity Giveaway

Please welcome today's guest author Lauren Hammond.  Lauren is the author of Famished, If I Can't Have You, He Loves Me...He Loves You Not, Love Sucks, The Aloria Chronicles, Asphodel (The Underworld Trilogy), A Whisper To A Scream (The Sociopath Diaries), Pride, and Insanity.

Keep reading for a chance to win an ebook copy of Insanity by Lauren Hammond.

Five Unknown Facts about Lauren

First of all, thank you so much for having me today! Second, what a fun topic!

Five things you don’t know about me…

1.    I have two tattoos; a snowflake on my back and the word family in polish on my wrist in my grandfathers’ handwriting.

2.    Sometimes I am too honest and people get offended. (I know you can’t always tell it like you see it. It’s something I’m working on, lol.)

3.    When I was three I told my mom I wanted to be a gas station attendant. (Ahhh, the goals and career choices of a toddler.)

4.    I can’t stand bullying. (More people should learn to appreciate and respect every individual for who they are. Inside and out.)

5.    I am a history freak. It fascinates me. Every time I take a vacation I have an itinerary planned for all the historical landmarks. (I also love to travel and have a goal to see every historical landmark in the world. I know it’s a longshot, but hey, I’m willing to try.)

Insanity (Asylum, #1) by Lauren Hammond.

Sometimes love...can drive you crazy.

Adelaide Carmichael and Damien Allen couldn't be more opposite. Adelaide's mother abandoned her when she was ten years old, leaving her to be raised by her abusive and alcoholic father. Damien on the other hand came from a wealthy family, was a local celebrity, and seemed to have a bright future ahead of him. Despite their differences, Adelaide and Damien were young, wild, and fiercely in love.

And they had a plan.

They were going to run away. Be together forever. And their plan was set in motion, until tragedy struck and for some reason, Adelaide wound up in The Oakhill Institution for the insane. Adelaide has no idea what she did to wind up at Oakhill, but she knows one thing for sure...

She wants out.

And after Damien follows her there to aid her in escaping, Adelaide slowly begins putting together the pieces of her memory that are missing. And it doesn't take Adelaide long to figure out that sometimes...

That one true love never dies.

Thank you Laura for joining us here today at From the Shadows!

To learn more about Laura Hammond and her books, please visit her website.

**Insanity Giveaway**

We are giving away an ebook copy of Insanity to one lucky winner!

To enter, please leave a comment on this post (including your email address so we may contact you if you win).  This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL.  Giveaway ends June 14, 2012 midnight EST.


  1. That sounds really good. thanks so much for sharing a new book with us and a chance to win =)

  2. I love the cover of Insanity! It sounds like a great book. Your interesting facts was cool, thanks for sharing. Thank you for the chance to win your book! :)

  3. I think it's a great book! And the cover is awesome.

  4. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. Please enter me in contest.

  5. I enjoyed the excerpt. The book sounds interesting.


  6. Growing up in the house I did, I know all to well what its like to live with an alcoholic father. I would love to read this one.

  7. I would love to win the eBook, I am not familiar with the author but like the excerpt.stormvikki at aol

  8. Sounds like a story that I would like to read.

  9. The cover is stunning. Thank you for the chance to read it.


  10. I love the cover if this book. And it sounds great! Thanks so much for the chance to win.


  11. This is so pretty! And it sounds so interesting! I can't wait to read it! Thanks for the opportunity!


  12. I have had a bit of a circuitous route in finding this site LOL and I am glad I continued the journey ending up here. I have signed up to follow and am looking forward to continuing the journey. Thank you for this great post and giveaway opportunity - it is a treat when an author take the time to share bits of themselves with us readers. I came across this book a few days ago and it certainly sounds good and I cannot wait to find out how Insanity plays out :)

  13. The front cover is amazing. Fantastic givaway. *fingers crossed*

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