Thursday, March 29, 2012

Charity Hopping Around The World Giveaway!

I am honored to take part in this blog hop that is hosted by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer; Reading Away the Days; and Reading a Little Bit of Everything!

The charity I'm featuring for this hop is a cause that is close to my heart. As an American Indian Studies major, and someone who is planning on getting a PhD in US History with a concentration in American Indian Studies, along with a JD that focuses on Federal Indian Law, I realize how important it is for the American Indian nations to gain more sovereignty and be able to defend their communities. So, without further adieu, here is the information about my featured cause, Safe Women, Strong Nation. I urge you to watch the video below because it explains what is going on much better than I ever could.

From the website:

Safe Women, Strong Nations

One in three Native women is raped in her lifetime.  Six in ten experience domestic abuse. Sadly, the majority of these women never see their abusers or rapists brought to justice.  The complex jurisdictional scheme in Indian country leaves Native women without effective judicial recourse against their perpetrators.
Native women serve as the backbones of our communities, and many strong Native women have shown relentless dedication to ending the epidemic of violence in our communities.  The contributions of women like Tillie Black Gear, Cecelia Fire Thunder, Terri Henry, Karen Artichoker and so many others, inspire hope for the future - that our daughters will face better odds, that our communities will heal, that the violence will cease.
Many of these women have collaborated with the Indian Law Resource Center in creating its Safe Women, Strong Nations program.  The Center’s work builds on the previous grassroots efforts and supplements continuing efforts with a campaign to raise awareness of violence against women as an international human rights issue.

For more information on what the Indian Law Resource Center is doing to aid these women, visit their website
To donate to this important cause, please click here
Thank you for taking the time to read about this important cause and watch the video. Now, here is the giveaway. 
For this hop, I am giving away two prizes to two very lucky winners.

1 winner will receive e-copy (Kindle or Nook) of Hunting Kat by Kelley Armstrong, which is set in the Darkest Powers world.
Synopsis from

Kat is a sixteen-year-old vampire, and she's not too happy about it. After an experiment-gone-wrong and a bullet to the heart, she now hungers for human blood, and the worst part about that is the guilt. But guilt isn't the only thing stressing her. Kat is being hunted by the Edison Group, a dangerous Cabal that is responsible for her undead state. Kat is running out of places to hide, and she has no one to turn to—until she meets Chad and Neil. They're on the run like she is, and they offer to help Kat against their common enemy. But the boys aren't all that they seem, and for Kat, deciding whether to trust them may be a matter of life or death. 

Set in the world of Kelley Armstrong's New York Times bestselling Darkest Powers and Darkness Rising series, "Hunting Kat" will leave you on the edge of your seat and thirsting for more.


Another winner will receive 1 e-copy of The Blacker House by Nicole Mulloy (This will be a coupon for Smashwords). This book is based on a terrifyingly true story, and the suspense is sure to keep you reading until the very end! You do not want to miss this novel!
Inspired by true events! Sixteen-year-old Kate is shocked when she must suddenly move across the country to Huntington, West Virginia, leaving behind her college-aged boyfriend, Jacob. Dazed and angry, Kate nevertheless tries to find her place in a new school and a new home, a beautiful but eerie southern mansion.

Soon, strange occurrences pique Kate’s suspicion. Sounds of a lively party fill the house at night, love letters to Jacob seem to rip themselves to shreds, and Kate’s arm is branded with a heart-shaped burn. One night, she awakens to find herself in the “dirt room,” a mysterious room in the basement almost completely filled with dirt...and she is not alone.

As her relationship with Jacob fades painfully away, she begins to embrace the people of Huntington, including a new boy. Together, they must dig to find the secret of the Blacker House. 
The winner will receive a gifted version of this novel, format of their choice, from Smash Words. What are you waiting for? Enter below!

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