Jun

22

2012

Win a Copy of Level 2 (The Memory Chronicles 1) by Lenore Appelhans!!!!

Filed under: Apocalypsies, Book Reviews, Contests, Reading, YA Books, Young Adult (YA)

****THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED******

I’m not going to tease you. I have a copy of Level 2 (The Memory Chronicles #1) by Lenore Appelhans up for grabs!!!! I know you want it.  And if you didn’t know if you want it, I’m here to convince you that you absolutely do…

Since her untimely death the day before her eighteenth birthday, Felicia Ward has been trapped in Level 2, a stark white afterlife located between our world and the next. Along with her fellow prisoners, Felicia passes the endless hours downloading memories and mourning what she’s lost—family, friends, and the boy she loved, Neil.

Then a girl in a neighboring chamber disappears, and nobody but Felicia seems to recall she existed in the first place. Something is obviously very wrong. When Julian—a dangerously charming guy Felicia knew in life—comes to offer Felicia a way out, she learns the truth: a rebellion is brewing to overthrow the Morati, the guardians of Level 2.

Felicia is reluctant to trust Julian, but then he promises what she wants the most—to be with Neil again—if only she’ll join the rebels. Suspended between Heaven and Earth, Felicia finds herself in the center of an age-old struggle between good and evil. As memories from her life come back to haunt her, and as the Morati hunt her down, Felicia will discover it’s not just her own redemption at stake… but the salvation of all mankind

You can pre-order Level 2 here…

*Barnes & Noble

*Amazon 

*IndieBound

*Additional Booksellers

Kimberly’s Review of Level 2…

Lenore Appelhans is a fellow Apocalysie, a Simon & Schuster sibling and also a kindred soul when it comes to exploring the afterlife. We’ve been dying to read each other’s books and HA! I snagged a coveted ARC of Level 2 at BEA!!!!

What immediately captured my attention was Appelhans strong writing. She’s a pro. Period. The story creatively jumps between lots of different perspectives in the past and the present and I never once was lost. Her storytelling and transitions were seamless. I was also fascinated by how Appelhans explored many of the same concepts that I was fascinated with in Touching the Surface, but she did this in such a different and unique way. I’ve never seen the afterlife explored in a dystopian manner before and it was really fascinating. I particularly liked the stark white of the world and the use of the bee hive throughout the story.

I don’t want to give out any spoilers, but I love a book that doesn’t let me settle into a firm opinion too early. I adore rounding the corner and finding that what I though I knew, might not be true. Level 2 gave me the perfect amount of “shake-up” in anticipation for the next book BUT considering that Level 2 won’t hit the bookshelves until early 2013 I’m stomping my foot like a toddler. I can’t believe how long I’m going to have to wait to see what happens next. *groan*

And BTW…the cover is perfect and in case you’re wondering…TEAM JULIAN!!!!

Lenore Appelhans

My debut YA novel Level 2 will be published by Simon & Schuster BFYR on Jan 15, 2013.

My debut picture book CHICK-O-SAURUS REX (w/ Daniel Jennewein) will follow from S&S in 2013. I’ve been blogging about books (Presenting Lenore) since April 2008.

Thanks to my father’s job in the US military, I became addicted to travel early.  To date, I’ve visited nearly 60 countries and have stepped on every contintent except Antartica. My travels inspire my writing – in fact, the original spark of the idea for LEVEL 2 grew out of an argument with my grandmother about whether it was better to spend my money on Precious Moments figurines (her view) or plane tickets (my view).

I currently live in Frankfurt, Germany and the last foreign country I visited was Kuwait (March 2012).

Fun facts:

  • I’ve lived in 7 US states (North Dakota, Colorado, Utah, California, Ohio, Kansas, Oklahoma) and 5 foreign countries (Greece, Ecuador, Spain, Japan, Germany)
  • I have 3 fancy Sacred Birman cats. You can see pictures of them in cute and crazy poses on my blog.
  • I wrote my first book, Timothy the Bug, in the car on a family vacation when I was in the 5th grade. In 8th grade, I made it to the state semi-finals in Ohio’s Power of the Pen competition (I placed 5th at the regional level).
  • I’ve swam with sea lions in the Galapagos Islands, walked with lions in Zimbabwe, fed anteaters in Tikal, Guatemala, braved fire ants in Australia, chased a puffin across a black sand beach in Iceland and narrowly avoided stepping on a snake in Burma.

You can find out more about Lenore Appelhans and Level 2 here…

*Website

*Presenting Lenore  (Blog)

*Goodreads

*Twitter

*The Apocalypsies

*The League of Extraordinary Writers

So, that’s it. JUST TEASING! You want to know what you have to do to win the ARC of Level 2, right? It’s easy-peasy. Just let me know if you believe in the afterlife or not. If you don’t–that’s cool and I’d love to hear why. But if you do..how do you picture it? What’s your vision of what comes next? Any “I saw the light” accounts out there? Bring it on. And don’t forget to leave your contact information. You can’t win if I can’t reach you.

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  1. First I must say–THERE ARE TEAMS?!?!!!! I love teams! (Which you already know from our interview, hehe) I must get this book, so I can choose a team.

    And to be 100% honest, I’m not exactly sure WHAT I believe in as far as what happens after we die. I used to be adamant about reincarnation, before I even knew it was called “reincarnation”, but I’m not sure anymore. I love the idea of heaven. I think I still hold a subconscious belief in reincarnation, though, because I can be a realist sometimes (keyword: SOMETIMES–a lot of the time, I get carried away in optimism) I don’t see how the whole heaven thing would really play out. I mean, wouldn’t it be crowded? But then I get the idea that maybe people go to heaven for a while and THEN get reincarnated? I really like that belief. It merges the two conflicting ideas in my head. So, see, I just worked out my ideas on life after death right here with you, Kim. 🙂

    Have a marvelous day!
    ♥Jessica(:

    • WAIT, I forgot my email–sorry!

      makesmeworse12 @ gmail dot com

      I always forget these things!

      ♥Jessica(:

      • Yes!!! There are teams LOL!!! And I like the way you think–I believe it’s smart to always be evolving your thoughts. In my humble opinion growing and changing is a very smart thing. <3

  2. Oooh, Level 2 sounds delicious!

    Yeah, I believe in an afterlife. Not sure what I expect it to be like–I’m trying to keep an open mind, so whatever I find when I get there won’t freak me out too badly. 😉

  3. I totally believe in the afterlife. How else do you explain all those people dying, “seeing the light”, and coming back to tell us about it? Plus, being raised Catholic kind of helps, lol.

    I think heaven is what you want it to be. The best place you’ve ever been, with a 24 hour pie and cupcake shop, and where water is made out of vanilla lattes. MMM! Clouds are marshmallows you can dip into your hot chocolate, and eternity is spending an infinite about of time surrounded by loved ones and laughing. Word.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway. Dying to read Level 2.

    *crosses fingers and hopes*

    -Lena
    addicted2novels(at)gmail(dot)com

    • I lean towards the idea that we are creators and that that skill only gets stronger as we grow. But then again–LOL–what do I know. :o)

  4. I totally believe in the afterlife although I have no weird and wonderful stories to tell you. One of my favourite movies is WHAT DREAMS MAY COME and I basically subscribe to the idea that YOUR heaven looks like what you want it to. I like that idea 🙂

    Thanks for the opportunity to win the book, I can’t wait to read it!

    • I keep thinking that I really need to watch that movie again. Thanks for reminding me.

  5. Yeap, I believe in the afterlife. I have no idea what to expect, but I’m pretty sure it’s going to be great 🙂

    mspandasaur@gmail.com

  6. First of all, I do want to believe in the Afterlife. I was not brought up with the thought of Afterlife. Up until now I still don’t know if I’ll believe in one or not. If in case there is one, I’d want it to be like a big library where I can read forever.

    PS
    I hope it’s International

    fallendream03 AT gmail DOT com

  7. I like to believe there is an afterlife. For me it would be what my perfect heaven looks like. Peaceful, quite, and full of light. I always picture a beautiful meadow for some reason. I think that would be perfect. I know any family would be there, as well as my dog who passed a few years ago, waiting for me with his tennis ball. 🙂

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    sarabara081(at)aol(dot)com

    • And isn’t it great because I never picture any mosquitos in that meadow!!! Just butterflies and cute bugs LOL!

  8. Ooh I love this contest! I really want to read Lenore’s book. 🙂 As for me and the afterlife, I do believe in it, in a fashion. I don’t believe in a sentient afterlife, but I believe that once we die, our souls are absorbed into the world around us, so that they influence everything. They become part of the collective whole of the world. They become part of the vast wealth of ideas that authors and artists collect from. 🙂

    amandagignac[at]gmail[dot]com

    • Ahhhh I love that idea. But I love a lot of the ideas and I’m always changing and reinventing what I think so I LOVE this conversation. <3

  9. OMG, I adore Lenore (follow her on twitter) and would have loved to be there with you when you met her at BEA! Get me in on this giveaway contest. I’ve been dying to read this since I first read the blurb 🙂

    • Oh shoot, I got so excited I forgot to leave my response to the question! I’m an atheist actually and don’t believe in God or an afterlife per se. This gets me in a lot of sticky situations, as you can imagine, but the funny thing is that I believe in past lives and karma. Maybe I’m more Buddhist than anything? I’m sure that I was Japanese in a former life. Everything about that culture feels right to me. And I also think that I lived in Africa in a former life. Everything about that land is glorious to me. So, not an afterlife but previous lives. You die and, boom, you’re either gone or you’re newly born. No in-between. This also fuels my “Live life to the fullest now because it’s the only life you have” philosophy 🙂

      • In my personal opinion I don’t believe that anyone should be given a hard time for having unique and thoughtful opinions. I believe this because last I knew…none of us really knows anything for sure. And I honestly think the stronger you are in your own personal beliefs, the less rattled you should be by what other folks are exploring. And you are excused for your flighty fan-girl moment with Lenore because…yes…she is awesome! <3

  10. I don’t believe in an afterlife. Maybe I’m a skeptic, but I have a very hard time believing in something that hasn’t been proven in one way or another. I think it’s comforting to believe that there’s something for us after death, but I guess I’m just too much of a realist.

    That being said, I really do want to read Level 2. Thanks for the chance to win!

    daniellesaunders1984(at)hotmail(dot)com

    • Dani–skeptics are welcome. I think they are necessary and they usually make me think and ponder for the better so thanks for sharing. (((hugs)))

  11. Honestly, I’m not sure. I was raised too, and did for a while. I’d love to believe there’s something out there after this.

    • Jen–I’m usually unsure of almost everything at least twice a day–you’re in good company. <3

  12. Level 2 sounds great!
    I do believe in an afterlife. I imagine that it looks like our individual ideally place where we can see loved ones who have gone before us. While I don’t have a “I’ve seen the white light” personally story; I was with my mom when she passed away and at one point she asked me “who is that man behind you?” I said what man, she followed with “the Angel Michael is behind you”. It wasn’t too long after that that she passed away, so even if I didn’t beloved before then (which I did) , I totally believe now.

    • I hear you loud and clear. My grandmother’s roommate in the hospital heard her talking to her mom at night. <3 And I've heard from my dad many times since he left. I don't know exactly where he is or how it happens--but he shows up at the "right" times. So in my mind...there is something.

  13. I’m not religious or anything, so I don’t know what beliefs are from which religions, but I’ve always liked to believe in reincarnation instead of the afterlife. But I don’t really like to think about it much because I find it kind of creepy. (whatever happens I hope it’s fun!)

    aimeelovesyous@hotmail.com

  14. I do believe in the afterlife, although I’m not so sure what happens in it. I guess I always kind of imagined it like an all day do what you want fest. With reading and cupcakes and all of your favorite things. Then again, I never grew up past the age of 5, and so of course there would be ponies and cupcakes and books. Wouldn’t that be fabulous?
    musichn91@gmail.com

  15. I believe in afterlife. After all, the soul has to go somewhere.

    lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

  16. Actually,I’m truamatized at the moment.I don’t know whether I believe in it or not.Sometimes I think that it was a concept created by humans so that they would have fear in the after-life and refrain from doing mischievous deeds.On other times,I think that if there was no afterlife,where would our souls be then?We cant just completely cease to exist.Our conscious has to remain,even after death.

    • (((hugs))) I’ve been there, I’ve had those moments. What worked for me was to stop trying to put a label on it. There are so many religious takes on what happens next and I found that I just had trouble putting myself into someone else’s box. I decided to just believe in what felt right to me whether it made sense to anyone else or not. I’ve also chosen to give myself permission to grow and change–which means that my ideas and beliefs will also grow and restructure themselves as I take in new information and experiences. I like to think of it as a journey and I’m right where I’m supposed to be…until I’m not. (((hugs))) What I do know is that anyone who thinks and cares enough to be hurt and worried by all of this must, be a completely wonderful person. So, go easy on yourself. <3

  17. Actually,I’m truamatized at the moment.I don’t know whether I believe in it or not.Sometimes I think that it was a concept created by humans so that they would have fear in the after-life and refrain from doing mischievous deeds.On other times,I think that if there was no afterlife,where would our souls be then?We cant just completely cease to exist.Our conscious has to remain,even after death.

    nobonitachowdhury@yahoo.com

  18. I try not to think about this too often, it just really tends to push my mind to boundaries I’m uncomfortable thinking too deeply on. But I tend to think that we can have multiple lives if we don’t accomplish what we should have in our first life. But, then I play devil’s advocate with myself and completely wig out and think that there is absolutely no afterlife. It’s so tough!

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

    • Awwww don’t stress out. I do the same thing–make myself turn inside out with worry. I figure there is no way to stop or change whatever is out there and everyone before me has done it, so I guess I’ll be fine. (((hugs)))

  19. I like to think I believe. I hope it is a happy warm place filled with family and friends. And very importantly fun things to do.
    hopelovehappyendings at gmail (dot) com

  20. I have heard such great things about this book.
    And, the question. For the first 18 years of my life I didn’t believe in an afterlife. It wasn’t until after my Gran died that my thoughts started to change. I had a dream one night and she and my Papa, who had passed when I was 13, were in it. We talked. And I knew my time with them was almost up, so I asked “is there a heaven?” Their reply was a simple “yes.” I didn’t put much thought into it until later. They would come into my dreams every now and then and we would catch up. One dream I hugged my Papa good-bye and I woke up and I swear I could still feel his arms around me for nearly 30 seconds.
    I don’t know what its called, but I think we live on in ways. As cheesy as it will sound, I think we live on through our loved ones.

    • Der, email lol
      bookreverie(at)gmail(dot)com

    • Awww I love your dreams. The best ones are when I get to hug my dad one more time. I love those. <3

  21. I do believe in the afterlife, although I don’t think it’s like the one featured in Level 2, haha. I believe in heaven. As for the bright white light… I’m not so sure about that! 🙂

    Sophia
    mashimaro401[at]yahoo[dot]com

  22. I absolutely believe in the afterlife. In my mind I picture it to be a giant library but I don’t know if I can be that lucky. 🙂

    I’ve been told that animals don’t have souls and therefore don’t go to heaven, but honestly, if my dogs won’t be with me in heaven, I don’t know if I want to be there.

    I imagine that all the pets I’ve ever had and loved greet me at the pearly gates and take me to all my human loved-ones that I’ve lost. That’s what I hope it to be. That and the library thing. 😉

    beths0103 at yahoo dot com

    • I agree with you…pets are totally in my afterlife. <3

  23. I’m a believer! Not to be confused with belieber…

  24. Yes, I do believe in an afterlife and I desire it to be a bit like Alaska — breathtakingly beautiful, majestic, perfect and peaceful. But, reading has warped my view and I imagine cities with streets of gold and sparkling gemstones, pearly buildings, meadows and clouds and angel wings. That idea is pretty awesome, too, but you can’t beat nature for beauty when it’s untouched. Level 2 is at the top of my wish list of upcoming releases. Thanks for sharing yours, whether I end up with it or not. I am here:

    bookfoolery at gmail dot com

    • Ohhhh I like the Alaska thing…*falls into day dream*

  25. I don’t believe in the afterlife, and haven’t for a long time. It’s not that I wouldn’t like there to be one, it’s just that it doesn’t make sense to me. And to be honest, I’m not too fussed to believe that this is our only life. I don’t feel like I’d ever need another one after death and it just motivates me to make this life a good one :). I have always been fascinated by the afterlife in literature though. It’s interesting to see the different ways it’s depicted.

    planetprint8(at)gmail(dot)com

    P.S. I’m an international entrant, hope that’s okay!

    • I love the YOLO!!! If everyone behaved like that, this planet would be rocking. <3

  26. Good golly gee willikers! Awesome giveaway!! Thank you! 🙂
    *crossing fingers* (Good luck to all who enter!)

    I do NOT believe in the afterlife. Yes, I guess I am an atheist… But rather than call myself an atheist, I prefer to say that I am a believer in science. I can hypothesize that an afterlife exists, but really I cannot find any current proof that the hypothesis is actually true.

    It’s certainly a nice, comforting thought to believe in some sort of afterlife. But you know what? I am comfortable with my beliefs, and also with that fact that if this one life is it, then this is it. I will live my life to its fullest, regardless.

    Jenna @ Making the Grade
    imakethegrade at gmail dot com

    • While I have a belief of “something” after, I have to agree that I’m not into religion but rather a fan of spirituality meets science. I always have the feeling that in the end these two roads will converge. I also always have this feeling that what is out there is bigger than my ability to wrap my mind around, so I always feel a little bit excited that the afterlife might blow my mind. But for all I know, this is my one shot…so I better get it right. (((hugs))) The cool part is that we’re all connected by the unknown. <3

      • I agree. The universe and all its possibilities is far too vast for the human brain to comprehend. We can’t even pretend to understand it. I do agree with you, when you say that spirituality will some day converge with science. I think that religion as we know it today will some day become obsolete. As science advances and new, indisputable discoveries are made (far beyond what we can imagine today) I think a convergence is inevitable. (Oi. Look at me talking all science-like now.)

        Again, the afterlife is definitely a nice thought, one I tend to enjoy playing around with at times. Heck, my WIP involves reincarnation. So although I do not necessarily believe in it, that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy talking about it! 😉

  27. Who out there needed convincing that they wanted read Level 2?!? I don’t believe such a person exists, they would be like a unicorn…haha :0)

    This is one huge question, but I guess that’s what makes it interesting. I don’t personally believe in the afterlife. I believe there is life and there is death, but that’s it. Life and death are irrefutable, but all of the other isn’t so easy to prove and I’m a big believer in facts and things being backed up with solid information. Of course, I also completely respect those who believe otherwise. Everyone is entitled to their beliefs and there is never going to be a time when everyone completely agrees. Even though I don’t believe there acutally is an afterlife, I love reading stories and watching movies about it. It’s a fascinating concept to me and if someday I find myself in an afterlife, well then all of you were right and I’m the fool :0)

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway, Kim! You are quite wonderful for sharing <3

    Sarah @ The Book Life
    sarah(at)thebooklife.com

  28. Awww thank you Sarah and if we do “meet again” I promise to not say I told you so. <3 LOL!!!! I'm loving these conversations BTW.

  29. Haaaaaaaaaaaaa I want it !!!! Pretty please lol. I actually don’t believe in the afterlife so I never wondered what it would be like. I’m fascinated by people’s accounts on what they saw when they were in a coma and such for example and I do want to believe there is something else awaiting us, something better but I’m just a very rational kind of person ;D BUT strangely, i’m not opposed to the idea of reincarnation. It actually makes a little more sense to me than the afterlife…

    My email : allie_141@hotmail.com

  30. I honestly don’t know if I believe in the afterlife. Part of me wants to believe that there is something, but I’m not sure what. The thought of an afterlife is comforting.

    • It definitely seems like a “softer” option but then again I have quite an imagination so I can think of a heck of a lot of not so pleasant scenarios that I could see myself getting stuck in LOL!

  31. I think I do believe in an afterlife..now whether its reincarnation or heaven I’m not quite sure.

    • Don’t worry…my thoughts are constantly in revision too. :o)

  32. I believe in the after life, but i dont know how i would picture it.

    gomezrose61@yahoo.com

    Savanna

    • Some days I wonder if it’s exactly like this…and we never figure out that we’re in an afterlife. So interesting to ponder.

  33. I can’t say that I believe in after life. But it would be so cool to reincarnate. Like in that book…Incarnate by Jodi Meadowsé 🙂 Then I could remember all my past lives.

    cayce006 at yahoo dot com

    • I kind of like the fact that in Incarnate they remember everything…they layer on the knowledge and experience. I’m down with giving that a try. :o)

  34. i believe in the after life. but i haven’t really thought of how it would be. just something vague like a place where there’s no sadness, hardships, or other problems we have now. just happiness and love.

    chelleyreads AT gmail DOT com

    • Just knowing you’re going to be cozy and content is enough to blur the details for me too.

  35. I believe in an afterlife. I don’t have a fancy picture. Just a place of peace and love where you can be with everyone who meant something to you for eternity.

    inbedwithbooks AT yahoo DOT com

  36. I wasn’t raised with any organized religion and I haven’t encountered any empirical evidence in support of the afterlife. I’m open to changing my mind, though.

    • I love an open mind…too many people don’t have them. (((Hugs)))

  37. I personally do believe in an afterlife because there has got to be a place better than earth, where corruption and greed are hindering the lives of others everyday.

    ajiehuang1997 (at) gmail (dot) com

    • Yeah…some days it feels like it would only be fair. (((Hugs)))

  38. I definitely believe in an afterlife. I’m not so sure what it looks like but I would imagine that it is different for every person depending on what makes them happiest. for me it would probably be something like an exotic island with the perfect temperature and amazing snorkeling and tons and tons of books at my fingertips. Maybe there is one place where everyone goes and is constantly happy or maybe we all go to a parallel universe where, depending on what we did in this life, is easier or harder depending on what we still need to learn out of our life/lives? I truly have no clue but I do firmly believe that there is something more and some higher purpose and power out there. Whatever that power is does not discriminate, I am certain of that!
    desiree1612@hotmail.com

    • I tend to believe that there is more of continuing growth thing going on. But maybe a pit stop for snorkeling and reading wouldn’t be so bad. :o)

  39. *grabby hands* Level 2?!?!? Gimme, gimme!

    I believe that something happens with the spark that’s in us after we die– I don’t believe that we are just firing neurons in specific patterns. I’m not sure what’s next– another life in another place or plane, soul recycling 😛 (though reincarnation isn’t very comforting to me if I can’t remember -this- me, you know?), whatever. I do know that my family members have had experiences with other family members who have passed away and that I’ve heard too many of those stories to fully discount them. Maybe we are present on some plane to help out our family and friends until we’re not needed anymore?

    • I agree…I’ve had to many experiences and heard too many stories too…I don’t think the light just goes out. But the after is fascinating to contemplate.

  40. Yes, I believe in the afterlife.
    You know what Socrates says in Phaedo about the immortality of the soul? That’s what I believe, purer and simple. I like to think Socrates was a genius.

  41. I’m not sure there’s an afterlife. I want there to be because obviously it makes dying much easier. I guess we shall see!

  42. I think I do!

  43. I definitely believe in the afterlife and have faith in my religion’s ideas of it.

  44. I think I believe in heaven. I remember years ago talking with my mum about what it might be like – beautiful skies, sunsets, happiness, perfection. It’s a true wonder what come’s next…

    readingwishes@hotmail.com

    • I think that sometimes it’s exciting in a weird kind of way…although sometimes it’s just scary so I guess it evens out LOL!

  45. I have a vague idea of the afterlife being a lot like regular life… only people are restored to their healthiest and there’s no hunger, poverty, sickness, war, etc. Also, there are these watery pond things that they hang out by when they want to check in on loved ones who are still living… I feel like I probably got that from a book, but there ya go!

    • But I love that your afterlife thinks of whats best for everyone and not just yourself. You are made of awesome. <3

  46. I believe (and even though this really is against my religion) that when we die we get a choice of staying in the afterlife or being reincarnated. And, I’m just saying, soul mates have to be real, but maybe, sometimes, you just don’t find them.

    • I spent a long time very stressed about believing things that were against what I was supposed to believe. Then I decided that it wasn’t like I could actually change it–fake it sure–but I couldn’t change it. (((hugs)))

  47. I believe in heaven. I imagine it as a perfect place where hunger, discrimination, poverty, sickness, war, sadness, and any other problems do not exist. Pretty awesome place, right? 🙂

    Shannon
    alyssimagination@gmail.com

  48. Thanks for the giveaway! I feel like we can’t know what the Afterlife is like until we’re actually there. If one exists, I think it’ll be different for each religion, matching general expectations rather than a single model.

    bookwormsusanna AT gmail DOT com

    • I agree–I don’t think we can imagine. But it sure is fun to try. :o)

  49. Thanks for the giveaway…i surely beileve in afterlife…i dont think there will be any religion or anything… all will be the same…

    vidishamun at gmail dot com

  50. I think it exists. It probably looks like a lot of clouds in heaven and everyone dressed in white.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

  51. I met Lenore Appelhans at Books of Wonder a couple of weeks ago. Must say, hearing her description of Level 2 was fascinating! Can’t wait to read it!

    • Lenore is wonderful and you won’t be disappointed!

  52. i’m not sure if the after life exists or not. i’d like to think it does and that it’s a different place for everyone depending on how they want it to be or what they expect out of it. it would be pretty awesome to have a place where you’d be able to meet up with people from life after you’ve all died though : )

    • and of course i forgot contact information should i by some chance win!
      ame1184 at gmail dot com

  53. THIS FABULOUS CONTEST THAT I HAVE ENJOYED TREMENDOUSLY IS NOW CLOSED! OFF TO CONSULT RANDOM.ORG FOR OUR VERY LUCKY WINNER. THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR MAKING THIS SUCH A WONDERFUL CONVERSATION. <3

  54. I can’t wait to read this!

    The afterlife I believe in is heaven, as I was raised to believe, but I do enjoy reading all kinds of different books that deal with the afterlife, whatever it may be!

    • I’m always fascinated to see all the different takes.

  55. I actually have very specific beliefs about the afterlife, but one of the most comforting things is that family relationships will continue – we will still enjoy those associations after we die. It certainly makes dealing with the death of loved ones more bearable.

  56. For the most part, I don’t believe in an afterlife, mainly because I don’t really believe in any higher powers. I think when you die you’re dead.

    • OOPSIES LET’S PRETEND THIS WAS HERE BEFORE.
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    • You have just as good a chance as the rest of us at being right LOL!

  57. Level 2 sounds amazing! Plus I love Lenore’s blog 🙂

    I do believe in an afterlife. But more like a dream afterlife where you just live in a dreamlike world and get to be happy all the time. Or maybe I just picture the afterlife that Supernatural portrays on the show, lol 🙂 That would be good. Thanks for the giveaway!

    kmritchie 02 at gmail dot com

  58. I believe in Heaven. I subscribe to the stereotypical, pearly gates, clouds everywhere kind of Heaven, where everyone you love surrounds you.

  59. going to have to acquire one for our mum

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