08 June 2012

Title: Insanity (Asylum, #1)
Author: Lauren Hammond
Publisher: S.B. Addison Books, 190 Pages (May 9th, 2012)
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Synopsis: 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.

Character Profile - Damien

Thank you so much for having me on the blog today!

I’m super excited to talk about the one and only, Damien Allen. Whoot! Whoot!

I loved creating and writing Damien. I think I always have a lot of fun writing swoon-worthy male characters.

But if I have to break him down, I’d have to say that Damien is not what he seems to be. He’s not just a wealthy, gorgeous guy that leaves most of the girls he comes in contact with weak at the knees.

He’s humble. He’s down to earth. He’s the type of guy who’d risk anything for something he believes in. And what he believes in Insanity is his love for Adelaide. He believes in that love so much he’d give up everything for it. His family. His goals.

He watches her struggle everyday with her father’s controlling and abusive ways and he’s the type of guy who hurts when Adelaide hurts. But I think that goes for anyone who loves someone that deep. I know there are people in my life like that. If they’re in pain, I’m in pain, and I’d do anything for them to take it away. I breathed part of myself into Damien with that.

It takes a lot to admit to yourself that there are some things worth fighting for. Even if it’s love. I wanted to get that point across with Damien’s character. I wanted to get across that some people can love so deeply, so beautifully, and so passionately that they let everything else come second to that love. Damien is that type. Now, some people think that’s mushy, lol. But as mushy as it is, I still think it’s beautiful.

I know that guys like Damien exist in real life. It’s just a matter of finding them.

This was so much fun!
If you get a chance check out Insanity!

Thank you for dropping in to give us a better idea who Damien is and swoon! I really can't wait to read more about him in Insanity!


Shoving my feet off the side of the bed, new surroundings burn my eyes. Tan plaster walls instead of thick white padded ones. One oblong barred window. Two dressers. Two closets. Two beds.

They've moved me to a different room.

A gentle squeaking noise bounces off the walls and my eyes avert to my right. Oh crap. They put me in a room with a nut job.

They say I'm a nut job.

But not like this.

Not even close.

She rocks back and forth on her cot, knees to her chest, twisting a piece of her wiry, red hair between her fingertips. Her freckled arms are trembling. She sings with vibrato.

I am slowly going crazy. One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six.


Crazy going slowly am I. One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six.


I think about screaming again. I think about plugging my ears. Somebody turn her off.

She lifts her head slowly, a maddening look in her big, brown eyes, an eerie smile crawling across her pale, freckled lips. “Shh,” she whispers. “They're coming for us.”

“Who's they?”

She shakes her head and lets out a cackle laced with the deepest kind of crazy. I think they put her in here with me purposely. They're trying to break me. They think if they put me around truly insane people that I'll accept my place here.

Well...They are wrong.

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ONE lucky winner will receive an e-Book copy of INSANITY!!!

Rules and how to enter:

Please fill out the form below to enter. DO NOT PUT YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN THE COMMENTS! NO entries in comments will be counted.
You MUST be at least 13 years old to enter.
This giveaway is open INTERNATIONAL!
Giveaway ends: June 25th, 2012

A HUGE thank you goes out to Lauren for providing the e-Book making this giveaway possible.

Thank you to everyone who enters. A winner will be chosen via Random.org. Should you have any questions, please check my policy page or feel free to email.

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  1. The premise alone hooked me. I feel like I HAVE to know what is happening here.

  2. I know this entry does not count towards the giveaway, but I just wanted to thank you for hosting this giveaway, since I'm absolutely DYING to read this book! *fingers crossed* :D


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