Thursday, March 03, 2011

PSB: Guest Post & Giveaway with Jaye Wells

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Jaye Wells

 

 

The fantastic Jaye Wells,  author of the of the Sabina Kane series, made us the huge honor to stop by to celebrate the release of her latest title, Green-Eyed Demon (March 1st, 2011). Make sure you stick around because she wrote an amazing post about New Orleans, including areas you can find in her book! Ready for the trip?

 

 

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One of my favorite things about being an author is the ability to combine work with vacations. Last year's Spring Break was a perfect example. I was working on the third book in my Sabina Kane series, Green-Eyed Demon, which is set in the Big Easy. So when my son's spring break came up it was the perfect excuse for a road trip to New Orleans.

beignetsWhile the Internet allows authors to write about cities they've never visited, I believe nothing beats experiencing a locale first hand. Especially a place like New Orleans, which has such a unique character. There really is no substitute for walking the streets, smelling the air, and hearing the sounds of a city. Every place has its own personality and NOLA has it in spades.
The trip was so fun, I thought I'd share with you some of the key places I visited when developing the setting for Green-Eyed Demon.

Café du Monde: Look, if it's your first trip to New Orleans or your fifteenth, you are not allowed to leave the city without allowing the powdered-sugary sweetness of a beignet to cross your lips. They're a particular favorite of Giguhl, Sabina's Mischief demon minion.

Jackson SquareJackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral: Across the street from Café du Monde are Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral. This are offers some of the best people watching in New Orleans. Street performers, living statues, palm readers and craft hawkers gather on the brick-lined pathways to entertain tourists. The square has lots of comfy benches and soft grassy lawns to take a load off and just soak in the atmosphere. A major scene between Sabina and her vampire granny, Lavinia Kane in this spot. 

cemeterySt. Charles Streetcar: After you've filled your belly with beignets and loitered in Jackson Square for a bit, walk a few blocks and hop on the historic St. Charles streetcar, which will take you into the Garden District. The line is thirteen miles long and goes from Canal Street all the way up past Tulane and Loyal and Audubon Park. Hope off at Washington and go a block to Lafayette Cemetery No. 2. A big battle in Green-Eyed Demon happens here. Warning: Do not go to NOLA's cemeteries alone or at night. They're hot spots for muggers. And vampires. Just sayin'.

anne rice houseGarden District: After you leave the cemetery, continue down Prytannia Street to the intersection with 1st St. You may recognize this house as the scene of Erron Zorn's crazy party in Green-Eyed Demon, but paranormal fans might also know this gorgeous Greek-Revival home as the former residence of Anne. Rice. Do yourself a favor and take a couple of hours to wander through the Garden District taking in the architecture.

These are just a few of the fantastic sights to see in New Orleans. I could go on for pages and pages about all the great places to visit, but honestly? You should go there yourself.  But if that's not a possibility, pick up Green-Eyed Demon and experience the Big Easy, Sabina Kane style.

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Thank you so much Jaye for sharing your trip with us! I really wanna go to New Orleans now lol

Now a bit more about the series!

In a world where being of mixed-blood is a major liability, Sabina doesn’t really fit in. And being an assassin – the only profession fit for an outcast – doesn’t help matters. But she’s never brought her work home. Until now.

Her latest mission is uncomfortably complex, and threatens the fragile peace between the vampire and mage races. As Sabina scrambles to figure out which side she’s on, she uncovers a tangled political web, some nasty facts about her family and some unexpected new talents. Any of these things could be worryingly life-changing, but together, they could be fatal …

This time, it’s personal.

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Purchase: Amazon | Kindle | Book Depository

 

The Mage in Black (Sabina Kane, #2)Sabina Kane doesn't have the best track record when it comes to family. After all, her own grandmother, leader of the vampire race, wants her dead. So when she arrives in New York to meet her mage relatives, the reunion puts the fun in dysfunctional. Not only is mage culture completely bizarre, but everyone seems to think she's some kind of 'Chosen' who'll unite the dark races. Sabina doesn't care who chose her, she's not into destiny. But the mages aren't Sabina's only problem. In New York's Black Light District, she has run-ins with fighting demons, hostile werewolves and an opportunistic old flame. Sabina thought she'd take a bite out of the Big Apple - but it looks like it wants to bite back.

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The clock is ticking for Sabina Kane. Her sister has been kidnapped by her grandmother, the Dark Races are on the brink of war, and a mysterious order is manipulating everyone behind the scenes.

Working on information provided by an unlikely ally, Sabina and her trusty sidekicks–a sexy mage named Adam Lazarus and Giguhl, a Mischief demon–head to New Orleans to begin the hunt for her sister. Once there, they must contend with belligerent werewolves, magic-wielding vampires and–perhaps most frightening of all–humans.

But as much as Sabina is focused on surviving the present, the past won’t be ignored. Before she can save those she cares about most, she must save herself from the ghosts of her past.

Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository

I have one copy of Green-Eyed Demon to giveaway to one of you!

  • Open Internationally
    Please take note: If you live outside of Canada, you might have to pay shipping for that prize, if I don’t get enough donations to cover the shipping cost
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  • To enter, Leave a comment telling why you should win this prize.
  • Don’t forget to include a way to contact you!

If you want to earn an extra entry, spread the word and provide a link in a different comment =)

Tweet: Win! Green-Eyed Demon by @jayewells http://nblo.gs/eYaEX hosted by @parajunkee & @Tynga #ParanormalSpringBreak #giveaway pls RT

Ends April 6th, 2011.

Green-Eyed Demon is already available in stores, you can purchase a copy here:

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Tynga is a 28 years old mom from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and blogging about them. You might also catch her watching an hockey game. Make sure to say hi on twitter!

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94 People left their mark' :

  1. I love cemetery's and architecture. Plus I have green eyes. I love this series!

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  2. I really need to start this series! It sounds amazing and I can't wait to get my hands on it lol...
    hense1kk AT cmich DOT edu

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  3. I should win this book, because I love reading this type of books and I want to expand my library in my room :)

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  4. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/sweepstakelover/status/43255978518519808

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  5. I should win the price because I've been reading Sabina's books since they first came out and i really enjoyed all the twist and all the funny shit that goes down in the book.

    elizabethcerna2011@gmail.com

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  6. I'm OCD about reading books in order so if I win, I'll go back and buy the first two books in the series so that I can read them first, thus generating some revenue for the author.

    jen at delux dot com

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  7. One of my projects was entitled Green-Eyed Monster. So when I first heard of Green-Eyed Demon, I became entrigued. We're title-cousins, you see, and that's why I should win.

    It also helps that I really want to read this because it sounds awesome!

    stephanie AT stephaniemloree DOT com

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  8. I would love to win Green-Eyed Demon! Magic, vampires, werewolves, impending war, and ghosts of the past... sounds like an awesome read!
    Plus, if I win, I'd have to go and buy the first two so I could get caught up in the series, thus we'd be supporting Jaye Wells. :)

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  9. Oh, dang! Forgot my email... That might help...

    mpyff(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. Why should I win this book? Because I love reading paranormal books very much and this book sounds very good. Tore923@aol.com

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  11. I should win because I would really love to read this book then pass it onto my mother, and both sons. we all love to read paranormal!

    Froggy
    froggarita@gmail.com

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  12. Thanks for the giveaway. I really want to win this book. I have been wanting to read Jaye Wells books for a while now, but haven't had the chance.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

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  13. I've never read these books so I think I should win a copy. I love the titles.
    vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. I should win because when I finally finish building my inner-dimensional teleporter I will give you a free round trip ;)

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  15. https://www.facebook.com/sharon.stogner

    posted on FB about contest!

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  16. This series sounds amazing and I know if I win i'll be buying the first two in the series so I can read them in order

    bookflamereviews@gmail.com

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  17. http://twitter.com/#!/SweetKarma212/status/43384755168882688


    bookflamereviews@gmail.com

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  18. These books looks fantastic!! I need to win this, because I live outside of New Orleans and I love reading books from my area. It is hard to keep up with all the books written around New Orleans, along with the movies, there are so many here lately.

    Judy
    magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

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  19. I love this series! Sabina is totally KA! I would so love to visit New Orleans as well but with the way the economy and the world is today, it seems highly unlikely. So reading books that take place in the area is my next best bet!

    jessbess2505[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  20. I seriously need to add Café du Monde to my bucket list :)
    (not an entry)

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  21. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/lillieblue613/status/43414570227859456

    lillieblue613(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. I should win as I need to add to my series. I can also appreciate the setting as I vacationed in NOLA one two years ago.


    lillieblue613(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. Why should I win one of these books? Because a) I have had them on my wishlist for what seems like forever b) the covers are super kick-butt and I love me some kick-butt covers c) I will spread the Jaye Wells love by reviewing the books on my blog!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Avery
    averys.book.nook@hotmail.ca

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  24. I tweeted about the giveaway here: https://twitter.com/#!/AverysBookNook

    Avery
    averys.book.nook@hotmail.ca

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  25. Hmm... I think I should win this book because I've been wanting to start this series but still haven't yet. So what better way to tell me to get on it than receiving a book from the series! lol :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    chibipooh(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. Euuh, why wouldn't I want to win this book? It looks awesome and I love the cover! Thanks for the giveaway and for making it international!

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads
    rabidreads[at]gmail[dot]com

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  27. I should win cause I really wanna ;)

    robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

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  28. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/IntenseWhisper/statuses/43472274958979072

    robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

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  29. I should win because I've been a total fan since I first heard of Red-Headed Stepchild. I loved The Mage in Black, and now I can't wait to read Green-Eyed Demon. And my favorite side-kick is definitely Giguhl.

    Barbed1951(at)aol(dot)com

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  30. Why should I win? I am absolutely addicted to this genre and eager to find new authors to add to my must buy list- plus this is a series and I am a series junkie :)

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/BookLovershaway/status/43500847275048960

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. I need to win cause I have my own green eyed demon and he's a red head also lol
    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

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  33. http://twitter.com/#!/Pamk258/status/43510234383253507
    I tweeted it
    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

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  34. Thanks so much for the great pics of New Orleans!! I need to win this book because - I'm headed to New Orleans for my anniversary at the end of the month!!!

    follow on gfc

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

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  35. I've been to New Orleans and once I got used to the humidity I absolutely loved it!
    I am always looking for a new series to get lost in and this one looks great. Pick me, pick me!

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  36. Because I already read and loved the other 2 in the series and really need to read this one.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  37. tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/DonnaS1/status/43536039603740672

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  38. This serie look amazing and my best friend won't stop bragging about how amazing they are!!!! So winning this book would let me see if she's right (wich she probably is!!)

    Glassheart18ca@hotmail.com

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  39. * Don't include me for giveaway *

    Just stopping by to say that i really enjoyed reading this post!!! Thank you so much for sharing your trip with us and for including some wonderful pictures!!!

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  40. i need new books --- must have books!!!!!!!
    audie@wickerness.com

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  41. I should win this prize because I have never visited New Orleans and so need the book to submerge myself in the atmosphere. And I recognize that even should I be able to explore that city I would not be able to do it Sabina Kane style. Ah, the woe.

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  42. I should win because I know kick-ass woman + vamp + red hair = seriously awesome girl! I love this series and can't wait to see what happens next!

    Email: joannestapley[at]gmail[dot]com

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  43. Tweet: http://twitter.com/Jo_Stapley/status/45964597655642113

    Email: joannestapley[at]gmail[dot]com

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  44. Because I absolutely love reading and think this sounds like an awesome book.

    jessicamariesutton@msn.com

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  45. I posted the Tweet! I added the link to your Spring Break giveaway on my blog and I love a good heroine book. Find me on twitter as bookluvrmindy or on my blog at bookluvrmindy.blogspot.com

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  46. I haven't read this series yet...but if I were to win this book (which I have already had on my TBR list) I would HAVE to go back and purchase the first two because I have a thing about reading series in order! So pick me so more more books get read and purchased...then the word about how wonderful they are gets spread!

    Thanks! mmafsmith@gmail.com

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  47. I also tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Maria_Smith_76/status/46299048105345024

    thanks!

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  48. I should win because I've been wanting to start this series and I'll have a great excuse for my nagging husband on my books that I just have to go out and buy the first book in the series :) Thanks for the chance to win

    june111(at)att(dot)net

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  49. I tweeted

    http://twitter.com/#!/joleneallcock/status/46370754828312576

    june111(at)att(dot)net

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  50. The reason I should win this prize is because i really want to read them and not only that buy when i am finished i will donate them to the Middletown High School staff for their bookswap.
    Thanks
    chaarmedone1512(at)aol(dot)com

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  51. That books looks great! I really would like to read them!

    misadevilgirl (at) seznam (dot) cz

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  52. This book looks great!! I'd love to win it and read it *-*
    Thanks for making it international!!


    desapd@gmail.com

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  53. http://twitter.com/#!/desapd/status/46969337554288640

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  54. I'd love to win; these types of books are exactly the type I like. Also, as I am so broke I can barely afford my student fees I can't afford to go out and buy all the books I like so my new hobby is entering contests lol

    +1 comment
    +1 tweeted here: http://twitter.com/Parakiss25

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  55. Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/#!/desapd/status/47491396931829760

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  56. I should win this because I love this series and I'm super exited about this book!

    spettolij AT gmail DOT com

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  57. Twitter: http://twitter.com/jmspettoli/status/47615447289434112

    spettolij AT gmail DOT com

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  58. http://twitter.com/#!/desapd/status/48544983782924288

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  59. I think covers are very important for books, and I really love these ones. That's the first thing I thought about and the I read the plot and now I really want to read them :)

    sandymanga@hotmail.es

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  60. http://twitter.com/#!/sandymanga/status/48869965239033856

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  61. Because I am a red-head and I love read-headed heroines! I also have the 1st book (it's sitting in my TBR pile!) and I will go back and buy the 2nd one! :)

    shortcut_2_mushrooms(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)nz

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  62. Tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/manyoceans/status/49032844361744384

    shortcut_2_mushrooms(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)nz

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  63. I love cemetarys. Our towns cemetary is one block from my house. It is actually peaceful there. Its like a beautiful park full of trees, shade, benches and fountains and .....dead people. LOL
    k.
    kjovus(at)gmail(dot)com

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  64. I should obviously win this because I am very unable to actually take a trip to New Orleans right now but I so very much want to (and I'm in love with houses like those in the Garden District). And your post itself says if you can't go, to pick up Green Eyed Demon :)

    Plus, I really, really love the covers of this series!

    book.splot (at) gmail (dot) com

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  65. http://twitter.com/#!/desapd/status/50194736966938624

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  66. Well, I should win, because I'm obsessed with New Orleans and simply need every single book about this beautiful city since I'm living like 8000miles away^^

    RT: http://twitter.com/#!/Buchjunkies/status/50331430030544896

    ninadecker13[at]freenet[dot]de

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  67. This book sounds so intriguing! Thats why I want it! [:

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  68. Also spread the word for a +1

    http://pearlangelbooks.blogspot.com/

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  69. http://twitter.com/#!/desapd/status/51374710373625856

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  70. I should win it cause I love to read and I want to start this series!

    swaggirl01 at gmail dot com

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  71. http://twitter.com/#!/Chrissie123123/status/51728447445274625

    swaggirl01 at gmail dot com

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  72. http://twitter.com/#!/desapd/status/51814014363242496

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  73. I should win this prize because I really enjoy reading UF! :) I haven't read any of Jaye's books and would love to have a reason to actually buy them! :)

    thecozyreader @ gmail.com

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  74. I Tweeted about this giveaway!

    thecozyreader @ gmail.com

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  75. I deserve to win this specific prize because I LOVE this series. Jaye Well's writing is awesome. My fave character is Giguhl because he is so hilarious. I've been wanting to buy this one since it came out but I'm low on funds right now. So I'm hoping I can win it. So I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

    jen72684(At)hotmail(dot)com

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  76. Tweeted about this contest at http://twitter.com/#!/JenLD0336/status/52088568763523072

    jen72684(At)hotmail(dot)com

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  77. I would love to win this b/c it sounds like a great book. Plus, I used to live in Louisiana,I miss NOLA, & this book will help fight homesick-ness!

    andreat78@yahoo.com

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  78. I should win this book because I am an advocate for fighting illiteracy for my school. I would find this book a good home at the Middletow Highschool library when i am done reading so other teenagers can read it.
    chaarmedone1512@aol.com

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  79. I tweeted your contest
    http://twitter.com/#!/Lora1967/status/52437856915959808

    chaarmedone1512@aol.com

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  80. I really wanna read this book and I want pass it on to my bff so she can read it!
    officiallyjewels@gmail.com
    thanks julie

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  81. +1 for tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/officiallyjewel/status/52525952135208960

    officiallyjewels@gmail.com
    thanks julie

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  82. Why I should win this book? Because I love paranormal, I live in New Orleans, and I love books!

    Linda
    crystaldiamond101@gmail.com

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  83. My tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/MostImportantL/status/53252544306216960

    Linda
    crystaldiamond101@gmail.com

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  84. I should win cause I love paranormal, red heads, assassins and i know my boyfriend will end up picking this up and reading it too.

    raynekitten@gmail.com

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  85. http://twitter.com/#!/Raynekitten/status/53762385277755392

    i tweeted

    raynekitten@gmail.com

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  86. I fell in love with the covers the first time I saw them and I can't wait to have all the books on my bookshelf :)

    inale87 at gmx dot at

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  87. http://twitter.com/#!/desapd/status/54214637620695040

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  88. Because when my husband first picked up the first book in the series, "Red Headed Step Child", I actually thought it was that rarity in UF a new male author. I quickly learned I was mistaken but not about the series, this is one we both enjoy.

    DaSwee94(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  89. No specific reason why I SHOULD win it, just that I want to =)

    Chllybrd(at)gmail(d0t)com

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  90. Would be awesome to win :)

    anouk_moser (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  91. http://twitter.com/#!/desapd/status/55087466637570048

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  92. http://twitter.com/#!/desapd/status/55262519765381120

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  93. http://twitter.com/#!/desapd/status/55753600835649536

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