Thursday, December 29, 2011

Don't Breathe a Word Tour: Tell Me a Secret Cameos

When I read Don't Breathe a Word by the seriously talented and amazing Holly Cupala, I emailed with her as I blazed through the book. I don't do this often, but this is a book I HAD to talk about, even as I read it. Since I already had spent time emailing with Holly and talking to her, I didn't feel weird. But I admit, my emails when I am on a reading high are... spastic. I filled her inbox anyway, giving her basically every thought I had, good or bad or angry or hopeful.

Then came time to plan the tour, and Holly still had those emails... so this post today, featuring the characters from Tell Me a Secret who have cameos in Don't Breathe a Word... is sparked by those emails of mine, with Holly's responses mixed in.

So here you have it, not only Holly's secrets but a look at unfiltered (but slightly censored) fangirl Kari. Oh snap.

Kari: We’ve heard there are a few cameos of characters from Tell Me a Secret in Don’t Breathe a Word. Are the rumors true? What can you tell us about them? Does Delaney really show up in DBAW? I wanna know about that chick.

Holly: Oh yes, there is more about Delaney’s secret in DBAW…

Kari: WHAT?!! There was?? Asher didn't knock her up before he met Joy, did he?

Holly: The clues are subtle, very subtle. Delaney makes a cameo at the zoo party, then there’s a hint about her secret in Joy’s flashback about Asher and his family in Chapter 11. You know Miranda and Lexi make a cameo appearance, right?

Kari: AH! I wondered if that was Miranda. AWWWWWWW. Awesome cameo there. Aw. Lexi... And OH the chick with Asher WAS Delaney? And hmm...Asher’s dad got involved with the prep school…?? Soooooo Asher was together with her??

Holly: =D

Kari: I’m going to take that as a yes to my Asher question. GOD I HATE HIM.

Holly: Who knows, I might write more about that one of these days. ;-)

Kari: ....Damn. Okay well that's the conclusion I'm drawing then. Asher [spoiler]. Then when that burned out, [spoiler]. GOD he is a disgusting pig. How does his dad even... LET him [spoiler]?! How old is Asher anyhow? growl...

Holly: That was the conclusion I meant for readers to draw, although I wouldn’t say Delaney was the victim in the situation (at least, not for most of it). I have been thinking about how it would play out in a story…

I think he’s 19 or 20 at this point. He would have been in high school junior year with Delaney. I know, growl! You’re cracking me up.

Kari: So did you know before you wrote DBAW that Asher was the guy in Delaney's past? Is that part of what sparked some of him? Man I wanna know SO MUCH about those two now! Is she part of what pushed him to be the [bleep] he is?

Holly: She just kind of showed up there, and it made sense. I see them as a hot mix of sparring and attraction that eventually goes off a dangerous cliff. (Ooh. Could that be a novel? Maybe…we’ll see… ;) The movie premiere thing came later when I realized I could slip in that info about her secret. A lot of the events, btw, are/were real events—the zoo party, etc. I really did see the Black Eyed Peas guy at the Avatar re-release world premiere, and he really had a safety-pin man-purse.

Kari: Dude. Does your new novel idea have cameos from this book in it????

Holly: YES of course there will be cameos. Remember Bach from Starbucks in DBAW? He was actually supposed to be in TMAS, but my editor didn’t want me to introduce such a vivid character so late in the book (he would have been the one to give Miranda the Cornish tour in the last chapter). Anyway, his little brother is going to be a major character in this third novel, and Bach might just be dating a certain someone from TMAS…more connections to be determined…

Thank you, Kari, for inviting me to A Good Addiction and putting together this incredible blog tour for DON’T BREATHE A WORD! If you hear one girl cheering and clapping for you all the way from Seattle, that’s me.<3

So now that you guys know a few of the characters who show up in Don't Breathe a Word, I bet you're dying to read it! Trust me, even without those cameos, this book is utterly breathtaking and amazing and you want it!

To celebrate, Holly is giving away a book each day of the blog tour!

Read the rules carefully, so you don't miss anything:
1. You get one automatic entry.
2. For every tour post (click the banner below to be taken to the tour details page) you comment on, you get another entry. You must include the link to the specific tour post you commented on.
3. You get one extra entry each for tweeting, facebooking, or including on your blog.
4. You must fill out the form for each individual entry, ie every time you comment, you fill the form in again.

To start racking up your entries, just fill out THIS form.

Winners will be drawn each week, and your points do accumulate through the final drawing.

There will be one international winner a week, and those books will come from The Book Depository. All others will be signed copies, mailed to US/Canada addresses from Holly.

The final deadline to get your entries in is 11:59 pm CST Saturday, January 14.

Can't wait to read the book? Check out this sneak preview! You know you want to.

Want more from Holly? Check out her website, the official DBaW website, and find her on twitter and facebook.


  1. I honestly cannot wait for this book! It's high up on my wishlist of 2012 releases. Well, it's obvious, isn't it? I LOVED Tell Me A Secret.

    And oh man, I LOVE crossover characters. Seriously.

  2. Holy smokes, I did NOT realize this was not the first novel for this author. Thank you so much Bee for saying something *facepalm*. I SHOULD have done a quick Amazon search, duh! Now I have to go buy the first book, lol. Seriously though, I want this on so bad I can taste it!
    Thanks so much for the giveaway opportunity!

    Gena Robertson

  3. I'm really loving these characters. That's what stands out to me about this novel. Can't wait to meet them!

  4. I'm so glad we will be finding out more about Delany!

  5. Kari, it's such a huge honor when a reader loves your characters (or hates the bad ones with a passion - that's fun, too!) I so appreciate your support and the tour and everything. Hugs.

  6. This is great! Can't wait to read it.

  7. Thanks for another great post on this awesome tour :D

  8. Haha! The censored fan-girling is totally understandable. I love how you've given past characters cameo appearances, Holly. It makes it feel a lot more personal and familiar for the reader:)