Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Lilah Arrives



Frostfire hits the shelves today, and one of my duties as its author is to tempt you into purchasing it.

If it were a car, I could pop the hood and invite you to admire its gleaming engine while I regale you with details of its many innovative features. I could point out the care with which I designed and built it, and mention some of the pleasures involved in taking it for a ride. For once even the exterior on this one is pretty neat (God bless the factory paint job people.) You won't find anything else like it on the market, I'd say, and it wouldn't be a lie. Too bad it's not a car.

Perhaps I could go for the emotional blackmail approach like James Patterson. I noticed he did another of those Buy my book or I'll kill my protagonist TV commercials during the holidays. It's true that novel royalties are my sole income, and healthy book sales assure that I remain employed, which is ammenable to you, yes? Okay, maybe not. I need to employ someone who no one will want to suffer, which isn't me . . . maybe the new puppy?

Not a hair on my dog's head will be harmed whether my book sells or not; let's just be very clear about that upfront.

But imagine little Skye looking up at you with her sad and beautiful dark puppy eyes, while a sign around her neck reads in wobbly lettering: Please, buy my human's book. She's so small and helpless and entirely dependent on me for buying her growth assistance food, paying for her vet visits and restocking her supply of toys. Only she's too busy playing tug-of-war with Cole and the stuffed toy candy cane that squeaks. I want to kill that candy cane; does that count? Probably not.

I could do the artist thing and talk about the novel's new world-building (Frenchman's Pass and the Ahnclann), the unusual characterizations (alternately dreamy and nightmarish to write), and how three of the cast constantly tried to steal the story for themselves. I could tell the story behind the dedication and the lucky dictionary thing between me and author Larissa Ione. Or mention that one, spooky line that came out of nowhere; so perfect and so unexpected and shook me up so much I actually had to stop writing for a couple hours so I could process what had just happened on the page. Like any writer, I'm certainly capable of boring you with all the details. Willing to? Not especially.

We'll just have to go with the standard. So:

My new book Frostfire is being released nationwide today. It's a book about the Kyndred, third in the series, but more of a standalone this time around. For those of you who liked Samuel Taske from Dreamveil, he's part of the story, as are Nick and Gabriel from the fourth Darkyn novel, Night Lost. If you have a bookstore gift card or some cash left over from the holidays, I hope you'll consider checking it out.

Or if that doesn't tempt you, look into these eyes:

106 comments:

  1. Absolutely shameless.
    I'll be picking it up soon. :D

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  2. Congrats on your book coming out!! I will have to look out for it in the stores. :D I wonder if your works are even out here in Aus...?

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  3. I got the copy you sent yesterday and sat down with it after dinner. The story sucked me right in. =o)

    Thanks again. I really appreciate the contest you had and I can't wait to see where Lilah's story goes.

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  4. I'd be buying it if I hadn't won a copy from you. *g* Although I may just go buy another copy anyway. Skye needs more squeaky toys.

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  5. That face is adorable! Cuter than James Patterson--no offense to the man.

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  6. I have got to go get a copy with that cover on it! ARCs are great but you don't get a lot of cover art. :) I'd love to hear which line came out of the blue and you had to stop for a while. And I have two friends who will be going out very soon to buy the book as well!

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  7. I only have one thing to say:


    YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!!!!!

    Now back to your normal programming...


    Mireya

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  8. No!!! Not the puppy dog eyes!!!!

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  9. I was lucky enough to win a copy a few weeks ago. It was a great read. I'm tempted to buy another copy just for the pretty cover. lol

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  10. Just wanted to say Congrats and wish you lots of success!!!

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  11. I'd buy it just for the title : )

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  12. Keita Haruka10:59 AM

    It's got a white wolf on the cover. That alone would be enough to make me snap it up. :p I won a copy in the contest, but I think I'll get another copy anyway. I can always gift someone the second one.

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  13. so happy for the release of your new book! i know it'll do great and i cant wait to see what's in store!

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  14. Shelly Estes11:27 AM

    Can't wait to read this story! I love your books!

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  15. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! I'm so, so, so excited for you! This is a beautiful book, inside and out.

    ((((hugs)))))

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  16. Congratulations and wishing you much success!

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  17. Bonnie Campbell11:34 AM

    Congrats!!! Can't wait to read it!

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  18. Anonymous11:37 AM

    I've been waiting...have Borders on my to-do-this-morning list! I reread all the books so I'd be ready! Absolutely LOVED Dreamveil!!!!
    Kudos to you!

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  19. Anonymous11:38 AM

    Love all your books. Can't wait to read this one....Congrats on the new release!

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  20. Anonymous11:38 AM

    Congrats on your newest release. I will download my first book of yours on my kindle today.

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  21. I opened the email last night that said Frostfire had been shipped and squealed! Of course, the DH didn't appreciate that, but I sure do. Can't wait.

    Don't kill the puppy! Yes, kill the candy cane. Last year, both dogs got squeakies and they still drive me nuts with them. They'll lay there for hours with them and all I hear is...

    squeak...

    squeak...

    squeak...

    grrrrrr, so, I have a pair of scissors and a shovel, no one will miss the candy cane...

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  22. Sara Downs11:41 AM

    Congrats on your book release. ^__^
    I can not wait to read!

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  23. Congrats on your new release Lynn.. I have to say that you are a new author to me and I would like to thank Larissa Ione for showing me the way to you and your books...
    You have made it on my must read list...

    Congrats again,
    Kelly M

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  24. You say it's your release day
    It's my release day too--yeah (not really)
    They say it's your release day
    We're gonna have a good time (Yes we are!)
    I'm glad it's your release day! (I am, really!)
    Happy release day to you!! WOOT!

    Yes we're going to a party party
    Yes we're going to a party party
    Yes we're going to a party party

    I would like you to dance (c'mon, dance!)
    Take a cha-cha-cha-chance
    I would like you to dance (shake it!)


    You say it's your release day
    Well it's my release day too--yeah (Not really)
    You say it's your release day
    We're gonna have a good time
    I'm glad it's your release day!
    Happy release day to you!!! :)

    YAY! Congrats on your new release!

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  25. Good enough for Larissa Ione is a recommendation for me.....congrats on your new release! I'll be reading it.

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  26. Jeanni Nunn11:56 AM

    Like it!!!! I have never read any of your books but I will be going out and buying one now for sure!!!!

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  27. Can't wait to read this wonderful book, looks mega juicy :) Never stop writing!

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  28. WONDERFUL! Can't wait!!!! Congrats!

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  29. Oh darn, looks like I have to go shopping. I can't wait to curl up with this book!!!

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  30. Happy Release Day!...my copy is currently on hold at B&N, my lunch break cannot come soon enough!

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  31. Kristine Tripp12:13 PM

    since Larissa Ione reccomended you, i will definitely be checking out this book! Congrats on your new release!

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  32. Amy-Jo12:24 PM

    OMG...I love the series..how did I forget about this?!?! I'm soo leaving to go get it this afternoon! I'm soo excited..love both series;) I read about it thru Larissa..thank gowd!

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  33. Happy Release day, can't wait to get my hands on this book :)

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  34. How could anyone resist those twinkle starry eyes?

    "Please, buy my human's book." Lol! So adorable.

    Eek, this is incredibly exciting! :) I'm excited to start reading, it's one of my books on my 24 Books Challenge list for 2011.

    ~TRA

    http://xtheredangelx.blogspot.com

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  35. Aww, what a cute face.

    Congrats on the New Release!

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  36. I got it for my kindle, but I just want to say that every time I see the cover and title I think: BEAUTIOUS!

    It really is lovely. :)

    Congrats on release day!!!!

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  37. Congrats on the release and the cover looks great!

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  38. Shawna P12:58 PM

    Happy release day Lynn! Looking forward to getting my hands on this book!

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  39. Congratulations on the release! :) Beautiful cover for what I'm going to guess is an equally beautiful story.

    And omg... CUTE PUPPY!

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  40. Congratzzzzz on your new release!!can't wait to read it :)

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  41. sonkad1:17 PM

    Congrats!! Can´t wait to get my hands on this!!

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  42. *squeaks* Those puppy eyes = instant sales increase. ;)

    Happy release day!

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  43. Congrats. I loved the Darkyn and I have the first two in this series on my shelf. Keep writing great books!

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  44. Congratulations!!!!!!! This book looks amazing and am definitely putting it on my TBR list.

    Hugs!!! :)

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  45. Laura Wright1:36 PM

    Lynn,

    That cover is beautiful!! My Borders always has a special place for your books - it's very cool. Can't wait to read it:-)

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  46. CONGRATS!! I can't wait to read love the Kyndred series.

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  47. tripletmomEKG1:45 PM

    Con grats on your new release. Can't wait to read it!

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  48. tripletmomEKG1:48 PM

    Congrats on your new release! Can't wait to read it!!!

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  49. Congrats on the new release. Love the cover.

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  50. Congrats on your release date! LOOKING forward to reading it!! You are one of the FINEST authors that I read and collect and I am very excited about your release!

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  51. Congratulations on the release of Frostfire. I love that cover :D

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  52. Congrats on your new release! Love the cover. I'll be back to look at more of your wares. yeah, Bravo!

    Jacqueline Howett

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  53. I finished it last night, and I love-love-loved it! now I need to go reread it because, well, because it's AWESOME!

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  54. Bought your book yesterday. I was so surprised when I saw it was out already! Then I remembered that books are usually released a week or two before their actual release date. And I was so thrilled to see it I picked it up without another thought. Hubby wasn't thrilled because I already bought the alloted amount of books this month...so I gave HIM puppydog eyes! lol.

    Congrats on your release! And here's to hoping its your best book yet!

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  55. Happy Release Day, Lynn.

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  56. Aw, Skye's too cute to say 'no' to :)

    Congratulations on your book release!!

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  57. I have loved the rest of your books and can't wait to get my hands on this one! Happy release day!

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  58. Larissa is pimping your new book hard. LOL. Since I trust her I will go out and buy all the books in this series so I can read them in order. Congratulations on the release and for being lucky enough to Have Larissa call you friend.

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  59. She came today!!! YAY!

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  60. Congratulations on having such a cute dog . . . I mean on the book ;)

    Jasmine

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  61. congrats on the book! i love the cover it's so wintery! (winter my fav season ):D

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  62. Brandy Swain6:41 PM

    heard about this book on Larissa's website. Gotta check it out! Congrats ;)

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  63. congradulation! so gonna read this!!

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  64. congradulations soo gonna read this!

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  65. Blysse from Goodreads.com7:19 PM

    Larissa Ione highly recoomends you. Since I rate her highly, I am adding this series to my to read list.

    Congratulations! The cover is beautiful, by the way.

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  66. Congrats on your latest release! I predict another bestseller! :)

    Your fur baby is gorgeous!

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  67. Shari7:27 PM

    Congrats on your new book release! It sounds really good so I'll be checking it out!

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  68. *adorableness overload with those puppy eyes*

    Congrats on the book!!

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  69. Congrats on the release. Larissa is really helping you out. Now I have a new series to read. =)

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  70. Congrats on your new release, I'm really looking forward to reading Frostfire.

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  71. awesome can't wait!

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  72. Congrats on your release! May you have much continued success for 20011 and beyond!!!

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  73. Release day is like Christmas/birthday all rolled into one . Enjoy it!

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  74. Congrats Lynn! Can't wait to read Frostfire!

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  75. What a great way to start the New Year. Congratulations Lynn. I've loaded it on my Nook. Now for some time to read it. Can't wait.
    Thank you for sharing your talent with us.
    c.

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  76. Congrats on the new release.

    Stephanie M

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  77. Awww....adorable!
    Congrats on your new release!

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  78. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'll be picking up a copy as soon as I can get to the book store!

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  79. yay! congrats! And don't you love those perfect lines that just come out of nowhere???

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  80. Congrats! I can't wait to venture into Lilah's world!! Hot, smart, strong chicks that have super powers are my favorite heroines! This book sounds right my alley. :)

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  81. Congrats Lynn on your release. Larissa Ione is the one who brought you to my attention and I'm so glad she did. I would love to read the Kyndred series. Lilith looks fantastic and those Puppy Dog eyes have a way of getting to me :)I wish you many sales.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750@aol.com

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  82. Congrats and can't wait to read !

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  83. Congrats and I can't wait to read it!

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  84. I am adding this book to my B&N order right now...it looks fabulous! smiles...

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  85. Congratulations on your newest release!! :)

    Cherry Mischievosu

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  86. Congratulations on your latest release Lynn! I fell in love with your writing with the Darkyn series and knew I'd be a fan forever...keep writing those amazing books I always look forward to reading!

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  87. It's on it's way, thanks to the Christmas gift card from hubby (no books under the tree this year, except for my winnings from PBW!). I love the response to this post!

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  88. Chelsea B.2:20 PM

    Congrats and much, MUch, MUCH success!

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  89. Congrats on your (now belaated) release day! Though, really, you need to be careful when you release the power of the puppy. You could get your readers to take over the world for you with those eyes.

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  90. Susanne4:41 PM

    I just finished reading Frostfire - in one go - was cooking and reading simultaneously and it was even edible :-))
    and LOVED it with a big L.
    At first I was a bit suspicious about the Ahnclann (I hate it when the new species keep piling up with every new book) but they were the icing on the cake.
    I won't say anymore or I'll start posting spoilers!
    Ok - I'll go and soak in my tub watch the snow falling down and re-read your book now.

    Susanne

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  91. Congrats on the release!! I have to admit I was a little shocked when my internet-traipsing guilty pleasure gofugyourself (it's about fashion, I swear) led me to some site called Possessionista (which tells you where to buy the things characters wear on television) (I swear this has a point and here it is) where the side bar had an ad for your book! It looked great and I hope it attracts lots of attention from people who want to buy the things characters wear on television (which is actually not me, I don't know how I ended up there. reading an interview, maybe?) :)

    Anyway, yeah. Yay!

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  92. Congrats on your new book! I found you on the Goodreads website and am really excited to read your work:)

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  93. Congratulations!!!!!

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  94. Anonymous1:07 PM

    Just want to say I love this series as well as the Darkyn series. Can't wait to start reading it this weekend...

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  95. congrats on your newest release!!! and the cover is breath-taking :)
    greetings, Melanie

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  96. Keisha2:01 PM

    The puppy did me in. Can't wait to read the book.

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  97. Congrats on your new release. I've definitely got to add this one to my list. :)

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  98. Congrats on the new release! It's in my bag to read on my vacation...that's if I can wait that long :)

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  99. Congrats! FrostFire looks awesome!:D

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  100. Congratulations Lynn...I'm so grateful to have found you...much success and thanks so much for creating such wonderful stories...
    Cindy

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  101. Congrats on the new release! The cover is very wintery and suitable for the season. Also very eye-catching =)

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  102. Congrats on your book coming out!! I will have to look out for it in the stores.

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  103. Anonymous6:22 PM

    Love your books and just picked up Frostfire today (me money left after Christmas). I also just found the freebies and have been loving them as well. TSM and keep on writing!!! Your novels ARE better than rich dark chocolate!

    Jen Olson
    Victoria, BC Canada

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  104. Congratulations on your new release!

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  105. Congrats on your new book! Skye is so adorable. Just looking at her makes me want to run out and get the book lol not to mention how good it sounds.

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  106. Oh I so love the cover !! congrads on the new book ;) I found you over at Larissas blog !! Will be follwiing you now and cant wait to read ths one ;)

    kat
    kittee_cat@bigpond.com

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