Thursday, August 25, 2011

FF: Cynthia Eden’s Red Riding Hood

**Today on Dark Faerie Tales, Claudia Gray’s take on Cinderella and you could win a copy of Fateful! **

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It’s All About the Big, Bad Wolf.

Hi, everyone! I’m exciting to be participating in the Fantastic Fables event (a very big thanks To Tynga!). When I was asked which fairy tale I wanted to do, well, my immediate response was LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD.  I’ve always been a fan of Red’s. I mean, she’s just a girl, heading through the woods, taking along her nice little picnic snack.

How is she supposed to know that a big, bad wolf would stalk her? Poor Red. She had no clue…or did she?

Today, the werewolf hero of my latest release, NEVER CRY WOLF, is going to stand in for the wolf in LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD. Lucas Simone (LA wolf alpha extraordinaire and all-around sexy beast) will give us a new version of the old fairy tale.  He’ll play (of course) the wolf. (And in that story, wouldn’t it have been more fun if the “villain” was more of a werewolf than a simple wolf? I think so…) Here’s Lucas Simone’s take on just how the story really should have went down—werewolf style.

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She tempted me.  Don’t let Red tell you any different. No matter what she says, the woman wasn’t innocent.  She came into my territory. Wearing her short skirt and that come-and-get-me red hood.

Like it was the first time she’d visited me. Not even close.

She’d even brought my favorite snacks. I could smell them in the basket.  I knew what Red wanted, and it wasn’t some little trip to grandma’s house.

So I played her game.  Red had always enjoyed a good game of come-and-get-me. I followed her through the woods, and I could hear her laughter.  We went deeper, into the darker parts of the forest.  I was just about to pounce—when I realized we weren’t alone.

A hunter stalked Red and me.  A jerk who thought he’d bag a werewolf’s hide and give the lady a rough time.  He had an ax, the better to chop off my head.


I wasn’t in the mood to lose my head.  So the hunte became the hunted. I got Red to her grandmother’s house, nice and safe, and then I stalked that hunter until I could smell the scent of his fear in the air.  He came at me with the ax, but, no matter what story he tells, the idiot didn’t get me. He plunged that ax deep into a tree.  He couldn’t pull the weapon out, so I decided to have some fun and run my claws right down his back.  The better to mark the fool who thought he could take me down.  I’ve never heard a man scream so loud—or seen a guy run so fast.

I ventured back to grandmother’s house. Grandmother was long gone on vacation.  Red was waiting on me.

Why don’t you figure out how the story ended?  I promise, Red got a happy ending. So did I.

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What do you think? Traditional tale? Or a little werewolf spice?
Thanks for checking out the twist.  Have a great day!
NEVER CRY WOLF—Available now from Kensington Brava
Be afraid of the big, bad wolf.

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Cynthia would like to offer 3 copies of Never Cry Wolf (or any of Cynthia’s backlist, winner’s choice) and Kensington is also offering a copy of Never Cry Wolf, for a total of 4 winners!

RUNNING WITH A DANGEROUS CROWD

Lucas Simone is not the kind of guy you mess with. He’s big, he’s strong, and his eyes hint at a wilder side most women can’t handle. Of course, that’s because his predatory instincts are no metaphor—he’s a genuine Grade-A top-quality werewolf, tough enough to fight his way to dominance over the scariest pack on the West Coast. There’s only one chink in his armor. Unlike most alpha dogs, Lucas has a reputation for protecting the weak and innocent.

Sarah King is counting on that protective impulse—it’s the only thing standing between her and certain death. There are only two problems: one, she’s not quite as innocent as she’d like Lucas to believe. And two, if he doesn’t stop stoking Sarah’s animal lust, it’s only a matter of time before her own wild side gets unleashed…

Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository

  • This giveaway is open to Internationally

  • To enter, just leave a comment answering Cynthia’s question

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Ends September 7th, 2011.

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A picture of Cynthia Eden.Award-winning author Cynthia Eden writes paranormal romances and romantic suspense novels. Her romantic suspense novel, DEADLY FEAR, was recently named as a RITA finalist.

She has always wanted to write (don’t most authors say that?), and particularly enjoys creating stories about monsters–vampires, werewolves, and even the real-life monsters that populate her romantic suspense stories.

Cynthia’s foreign sales for her books include translations to Japan, Germany, Thailand, and Brazil.

(Back in the day…) Cynthia graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Alabama where she studied Sociology (because people interest her) and Communication (because she likes to write about said people).  Cynthia has worked as a college admissions counselor, a teacher, and as an editor. But now, Cynthia is thrilled to be spending her days making up stories.

Visit Cynthia

More books by Cynthia

Deadly Fear by Cynthia Eden Deadly Heat by Cynthia Eden Deadly Lies by Cynthia Eden Bound By Blood by Cynthia Eden Eternal Hunter by Cynthia Eden I'll Be Slaying You by Cynthia Eden Eternal Flame by Cynthia Eden
Hotter After Midnight by Cynthia Eden Midnight Sins by Cynthia Eden Midnight's Master by Cynthia Eden Immortal Danger by Cynthia Eden

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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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98 People left their mark' :

  1. Great Story! Definitely think it's "werewolf spice" ;)

    I just picked up the first two books in her Deadly trilogy... can't wait to start them! Didn't even know about the PNF books so my wishlist is going to get a bit longer :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    efender1@gmail.com

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  2. I sat definitely werewolf spice!! Great story, very hot:)

    Good reading ~ Escape by Fiction

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  3. Oh well there would be a lot of spice is Red was heading back, he was there, and grandma was out. Good times in the woods ;)
    Loved it. I enjoy this series a lot, thank you!

    terilhack at gmail dot com

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  4. I think I'd go for traditional with a little spice thrown in.

    sgiden at verizon.net

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  5. I would want a little of both, mostly traditional with a little bit of werewolf spice thrown in.

    Cambonified[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  6. Were-wolf spice wins hands down! I just found you Cynthia's book and just read "Wicked Ways in "when He Was Bad Anthology" starting Aiken's Dragon Kin Series. Wow was that a great story, I want to read more!

    glittergirl54[at]ymail[dot]com

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  7. I'd have to say werewolf spice definitely wins this one out. :) Although I like traditional tales, Red Riding Hood is one that can always use revamping and updating. Thank you for the great short!

    ~DJL
    djlibrarian3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Oh definitely some werewolf spice! :-)
    I've read both "Never Cry Wolf" & "Immortal Danger" and loved them both! I would love to enter to win "Eternal Hunter". Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    Ambercruz1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. Werewolf spice for sure ;). I loved the take in the story. Can't wait to read this book.

    eckstein99@comcast.net

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  10. Definately werewolf spice, and very good. Please enter me in the giveaway.

    jasmyn9[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  11. I spread the word on my blog.

    http://jasmynninestuff.blogspot.com/2011/08/giveaway-link-never-cry-wolf-by-cynthia.html

    jasmyn9[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  12. Definitely werewolf spice! I can't wait to read this book. Thanks for sharing.

    iqb99@yahoo.com

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  13. Definitely some werewolf spice!

    lilazncutie1215[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  14. Werewolf spice all the way!!!!

    sariahwalters at gmail dot com

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  15. I have to say werewolf spice! Great fable-thank you!!

    mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

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  16. +1 Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/Rogue237/status/106870954466095104

    mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

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  17. I liked that ending better than the usual one, so I guess I'd say a little werewolf spice would be my choice. Love a fairy tale with a twist, they're always fun.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

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  18. hmmmm what do i think?? I would def have to say "werewolf spice" :)

    xander_316(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. tweet link:

    http://twitter.com/#!/xander_316/status/106874965785194497

    xander_316(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  20. I think it was werewolf spice most
    definitely. Enjoyed the story, thanks for the giveaway.

    rachaelmccully@yahoo.com

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  21. I also tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/ERachaelM/status/106890673051013120

    rachaelmccully@yahoo.com

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  22. oh, werewolf spice is a must! Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

    areeths(at)new(dot)rr(dot)com

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  23. I like this version :)
    I like the werewolf spice.
    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

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  24. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/elaing8/status/106901645278978049

    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

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  25. Muy caliente! Very spicy. Thanks for the giveaway.

    dukediva32@yahoo.com

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  26. My deepest apologies for coming by so late. I meant to check it much earlier today. :( My son was sent home early from school b/c of a virus and I spent the afternoon trying to make him better. So sorry to be so late.

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  27. http://twitter.com/#!/dukediva32/status/106910263197966336

    dukediva32@yahoo.com

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  28. Glad you enjoyed the tale, Erin! thank you!

    LOL, thank you, Escape by Fiction!

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  29. Hi, Teril! I'm all about good times in the woods. Maybe we can get a t-shirt that says that?

    Sandy, nothing wrong with being a traditional girl!

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  30. nice! little red riding hood is one of my favs! nice the only book in the deadly trilogy that i don't have is Deadly Fear.

    katie_tp(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. Na, I think the mix of both would be fun.

    Thank you, glittergirl! Glad to hear you're a fan of the werewolf spice.

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  32. DJL, revamping those old tales can be fun. I actually just finished the rough draft of a novella that's the revamping (literally) of Snow White. It's Snow White with vampires and werewolves.

    Thank you, Amber! I am so glad that you enjoyed those books!

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  33. Hi, stephjx! Thank you!!

    Thanks for entering the giveaway, Jasmyn & thanks for spreading the word!

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  34. Glad you enjoyed the post, Danielle!

    Thanks for the spice vote, Jeanette!

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  35. LOL, I'm with you, Sariah!

    Thanks for checking out the post, ML.

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  36. Barbara, I love fairy tales with twists, too. When I was younger, I always had to make up my own endings.

    Xander, thanks for that spice vote!

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  37. Thanks, Rachael! Appreciate you entering the giveaway!

    Anne, I do enjoy some good spice! Thank you!

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  38. Elaing8, sometimes, fairytales can just be fun!

    Hi, Blue! Thanks for entering the giveaway.

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  39. Katie, Red Riding Hood has always been one of my favorites, too. so much can happen in those woods.

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  40. I'd definitely say "werewolf spice."

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    twiztidsharkie@aol.com

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  41. I like a little tradition with a lot of werewolf spice y'all!! Yum-O!

    Dpbussie@yahoo.com

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  42. Already have Cynthia's book it is great!

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  43. Definitely with a little werewolf spice.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  44. tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/DonnaS1/status/106938072490459136

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  45. Werewolf spice and everything nice!

    angelbiker82@gmail.com

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  46. Loved this version of the tale where the wolf is the sexy protector! Love me some werewolf spice :D

    angeldream3[AT]gmail[DOT]com

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  47. Give me some werewolf spice I can take it.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  48. Definitely like this version of Red Riding Hood more, I will take Werewolf spice anyday of the week.

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. Werewolf spice!No doubt ;)
    ioana_raluk95@yahoo.com

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  50. Ooo definitely a lot of werewolf spice!! Great post. I have been wanting to read this since it came out. Thanks for the chance.

    natcleary(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. Tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/natcleary/status/106984076279414785

    natcleary(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. Hi Cynthia,
    Loved your Deadly series. And this is on my TRL now. Throw in Lucas and Spice and that's my pick. Traditional is good but Wolf/Spice is the winner for sure.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  53. Werewolf spice for sure!!

    sarie101(at)webmail(dot)co(dot)za

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  54. I think old stories could definitely use some spicing up, so I'm going with a little werewolf spice :)

    juliecookies(at)gmail.com

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  55. Thanks for entering the giveaway, Ozymandias!

    I'm for that mix, too, dpbussie!

    Thank you, Diane!

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  56. Sweet, donnas! Another vote for spice!

    LOL, love that answer, angel!

    So glad you enjoyed it, Amy.

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  57. :) Thanks for your vote, marybelle!

    Me, too, BLHmistress! Me, too!

    Thanks, iOaNa!

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  58. Thanks for entering, Nat.

    Hi, Carol! So glad you enjyed the Deadly books.

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  59. Wolfswan, thanks for checking out the post.

    Julie, twisting those tales can be such fun.

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  60. Thanks for all the comments! I hope everyone has a great weekend!

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  61. I'm definately for some werewolf spice! tWarner419@aol.com

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  62. I like a little werewolf spice. It will make it more interesting. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  63. I love this werewolf spice and the Red happy ending ;D


    Thanks for the international chance!

    kasumigogo[at]gmail[dot]com

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  64. wow...I don't have words...It's ...different!!

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  65. I love Lucas. He makes a wonderful big bad wolf.
    So he returns to the house and Red gives him her sweet little smile. He can't take it anymore and throws her over his shoulder while she giggles away. BAM! She lands on the bed.......all ends happily ever after :).

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Jovial_1/status/107110458783305728

    vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. Werewolf spice is Oh! So Nice!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  67. +1 for tweeting:

    http://twitter.com/#!/DarleneBookNook/status/107113752742211585

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

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  68. Definitely liked the werewolf spice! My only question is can you tell us what happen when Wolf got to cabin alone with Red?

    miss.smileygirlie@gmail.com

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  69. Definitely werewolf spice!!

    leslych(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  70. I say bring on the werewolf spice!! Definitely!
    jwitt33 at live dot com

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  71. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/jwitt33/status/107547547358343168

    jwitt33 at live dot com

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  72. Werewolf Spice--- all of the way
    audie@wickerness.com

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  73. Yes werewolf spice definitely!!
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    http://twitter.com/#!/Pabkins/status/107681684786380800

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  74. I loved the twist in your Little Red Riding Hood tale, Cynthia! Definitely would choose werewolf spice, especially since I've read and really, really liked Lucas in Never Cry Wolf!

    Thanks for the international giveaway! Would love to win a selection from Cynthia's backlist!

    chibipooh(at)gmail(dot)com

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  75. Thanks for the giveaway! :)
    I'd definitely say werewolf spice is better ;)
    stephbarkerdrew(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  76. I'm all for the spice. I would much rather end up with the werewolf than the hunter. I've already got Never Cry Wolf, so I'd love to win a copy of a backlist book.

    jen at delux dot com

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  77. Definitely werewolf spice :) Great reading!
    Thanks for the chance to win♥
    Rathouska(dot)jana(at)gmail(dot)com

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  78. tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/JanaRathouska/status/108068149332676608
    Rathouska(dot)jana(at)gmail(dot)com

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  79. HI
    I definitely like the "werewolf spice" version.
    I have all of Cynthia’s books, except for this one, so I’d love a chance to win it.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Daniela.
    dany7578 at hotmail dot com

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  80. I am a huge shifter fan, so a spicy werewolf story always makes the top of my wish list.


    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

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  81. Yeah, me too! Gotta pull for that werewolf spice.

    +1 http://twitter.com/#!/alterlisa/status/108822861640245248

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  82. I think it would make more sense if the wolf was more than a wolf. After all he put on grandma's clothes. So...a werewolf with a penchant for cross-dressing?

    brittanynoelle at gmail dot com

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  83. I love Werewolf spice! I look forward to reading this book Thank you for the great giveaway! Im a GFC follower/latishajean
    tishajean@ charter.net

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  84. Tweeted too
    http://twitter.com/#!/latishajean/status/110108979555860480
    tishajean@ charter.net

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  85. Haha werewolf spice for sure! That was a fun tale!

    Poisnivyred AT gmail.com

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  86. I like the werewolf spice.
    marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  87. Tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/mbreakfield/status/110163526894624768
    marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  88. I knew quite a lot of the traditional tales, therefor I go with a little werewolf spice in my tales ;)

    booksforalleternity at gmail dot com

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  89. Werewolves are my fav and Cynthia Eden rocks, love her Deadly series and other paranormal books.

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  90. I prefer your version with that little werewolf spice to it.

    little lamb lst at yahoo dot com

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  91. a little werewolf spice will do the trick ;)

    GFC: kimyunalesca
    kimyunalesca(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  92. Omg Loved this post-was quite fun. Looking forward to more of Lucas for sure...and definitely werewolf spice for me.

    pams00 @ aol.com

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  93. https://twitter.com/#!/pams00/status/111302711458283520

    pams00 @ aol.com

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  94. Bring on the werewolf spice anytime! :-D Red Riding Hood wasn't one of the fairy tales I liked, but just read another werewolf retelling (Red by Kait Nolan) and LOVED it! Now I can't wait to see/read more :-D And I also had your novel on my wishlist since I heard what it was about!

    Thank you for the great giveaway!

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

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  95. Give me a little werewolf spice anyday!

    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

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  96. Little werewolf spice for sure.

    spav05(at)gmail(dot)com

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  97. Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/Sparima/status/111569183497662464

    spav05(at)gmail(dot)com

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