Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Discoveries Week: Shiloh Walker

As a writer I've been looking forward to March 2012 because of the release of Nightborn, which begins my new Darkyn trilogy. There's nothing quite like the delight of being able to write again in a universe you love. As a reader I couldn't wait for March to get here, either; I think this is going to be the best month of 2012 for great books by wonderfully talented series authors.

To celebrate both sides of March, help readers discover great series (new and established) and continue my 2012 theme of coloring outside the lines, I'm going to have a giveaway every day this week of my books along with books I love to read and some unusual discoveries.

Korvel, the male protagonist of Nightborn, is the kind of character a writer wrestles more than writes. Whenever he showed up in the original Darkyn series, he was a great secondary character: a man of strong convictions put in impossible situations; a warrior torn between unwavering honor and unrequited love; a veritable hub of conflict. He also tried to take over every story I had him in, so a lot of Korvel's scenes had to be ruthlessly trimmed back. Yet for all our power struggles I always appreciated Korvel for the drama he brought to my earlier stories. When I finally had the chance to focus on him and tell his story, I discovered he was also stubborn, reckless, fierce and occasionally pretty funny. I don't use the word valiant lightly, but in his story, Korvel earned it.

To discover other beautifully conflicted characters who are valiant in the most impossible situations, all you have to do is pick up a book by my pal Shiloh Walker. I recommend starting with her latest romantic suspense trilogy, the Ash novels, which are nonstop thrilling dramas that will keep you guessing until the end. As it happens her third and final book in the trilogy, If You Know Her debuts this week, and I've noted that the book stores are keeping her titles well-stocked, so you can usually find all three titles on the shelf.

Or you might get the trilogy from me, because today I'm giving away the whole set.



If you'd like to win, in comments to this post name a title being released in March that you're looking forward to reading (or if you can't think of one, just toss your name in the hat) by midnight EST tonight, March 7, 2012. I will draw one name at random from everyone who participates and send the winner unsigned copies of Shiloh Walker's If You Hear Her, If You See Her, and If You Know Her, signed copies of Night Lost, Evermore and Stay the Night (these are the three books from the original Darkyn series in which Korvel appeared) my quilting discovery Eureka tote, a very cool You want drama? mug from Author Outfitters and some other goodies. This giveaway is open to everyone on the planet, even if you've won something here at PBW in the past.

90 comments:

  1. Oooh - I'd love to throw my hat in the ring for this giveaway.

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  2. I'm eagerly waiting for "Lover Reborn" by J.R. Ward.

    Thanks for the lovely Shiloh Walker giveaway!

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  3. Books being released this month that I also look forward to reading?

    Nightborn by Lynn Viehl (March 6)
    Wanted: Undead or Alive by Kerrelyn Sparks (March 27)
    Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward (March 27)

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    1. The only book being released this month that I'm looking forward to reading is Nightborn, Korvel being one of my favourite supporting characters from the original Darkyn series.

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  4. Amethyst2:04 AM

    Lover Reborn by JR Ward

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  5. Throwing my hat in the ring ... [swish]!

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  6. Tamith2:13 AM

    Tossing my name in the hat!

    What does that mug say?

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  7. To be honest, I've been too busy between Lent and proofreading to pay attention to new releases--though I did order yours today. Want to see you on the NYT list again. So I guess yours is the one I'm anticipating. Unless Katherine Kurtz has a release I don't know about or either Zelazny or Rosenberg has risen from the dead.

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  8. I've been waiting forever for Fair Game by Patricia Briggs, but there's also:
    Doubletake by Rob Thurman
    Timeless by Gail Carriger
    Crucible of Gold Naomi Novik

    Erin

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  9. Throwing my name into the hat, please!

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  10. Fran Kane4:51 AM

    The books on my pre-order list for March are:
    Lover Reborn by J R Ward (Blackdagger Brotherhood awesomeness!)
    Fair Game by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega series which runs alongside her Mercy Thompson series)
    Infamous by Sherrilyn Kenyon (The Chronicles of Nick, YA Dark Hunters)
    Embrace Me at Dawn by Shayla Black (Doomsday Bbrethren), although there seems to be a problem with this publication date.

    Unfortunately for me Nightborn is not due for release until May.

    Loved Shiloh's Hunters series and would love to win this giveaway. You find, & make, such lovely totes Lynn.

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  11. I'll just throw my name into the hat, I don't know any books to look forward to being released in March other than your own Nightborn. :)

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  12. I've been waiting for book 4 of The Elder Races by Thea Harrison and book 3 of Play by Play series by Jaci Burton (have you seen the covers???) and of course book 3 of the Ash trilogy.

    Would love to win this giveaway!!! Finger crossed!!

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  13. It's selfish, but...

    My second novel releases March 23 so that's what I'm most looking forward to. :-)

    Name in hat, please.

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  14. Tamith wrote: What does that mug say?

    It says: "You want drama? Hang out with the characters in my head while." :)

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  15. Margaret wrote: It's selfish, but...

    It's not selfish to let your friends know you have a new release. Congratulations. :)

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  16. These next few months going to kill my book budget for the year. I placed an order yesterday for Nightborn, along with Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire, Doubletake by Rob Thurman, and Dying Wish by Shannon Butcher. I'm also waiting for the release of Monica McCarty's latest Hot Highlander romance - The Saint (due out at the end of the month).

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  17. There are so many, I can't choose. So, I'm throwing my name in the hat. Thanks!

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  18. Fair Game by Patricia Briggs and Timeless by Gail Carriger.

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  19. I'm still looking forward to "Crystal Gardens" by Amanda Quick, "Lover Reborn" by JR Ward and "A Perfect Storm" by Lori Foster being released later this month.

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  20. Unfortunately I am in the middle of writing my senior thesis so reading anything other than scientific journals is low on the priority list. I did download Nightborn for the Nook, though! Throwing my name in!

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  21. I'm looking forward to Shiloh Walker's If You Know Her, Jaci Burton's Taking A Shot and J.R. Ward's Lover Reborn. Nightborn was delivered to my Kindle yesterday...can't wait to dig into it!

    Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize!

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  22. Throwing my hat in. There are so many books to name just 1. :-)

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  23. Throwing my name in the hat! Thank you!!

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  24. Looking forward to Born To Darkness by Suzanne Brockmman. Thank you!

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  25. I've been waiting on:
    Lover Reborn - J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood)
    Wanted: Undead or Alive - Kerrelyn Sparks (Love at Stake)
    Oracle's Moon - Thea Harrison (Elder Races)
    Wrath - Laurann Dohner (New Species)

    Would love to win this trilogy!

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  26. I am eagerly anticipating Tohr's story, Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward. Love me some Black Dagger Brotherhood guys! :)

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  27. I am also waiting for the next Sherrilyn Kenyon, JR Ward, and Jaci Burton books. BTW this giveaway? It's killer :) Thanks for letting me throw my name in the hat as well.

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  28. Please throw my name in the hat as I can't think of any books that are being released in March. (However, Kevin Hearne's fourth book in the Iron Druid Chronicles is being released in April and I am really looking forward to that one!)

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  29. dropped back in with a link - I know you love bookmarks and this cropped up on my RSS feed
    http://vimeo.com/37070907

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  30. awww... thank you!!!

    Don't enter me since I have all of these books. ;)

    Fair Game, Oracles Moon and Korvel!!! that's what I want!

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  31. To put out a different book than already mentioned I've been dying for Stephanie Tyler's DIRE NEEDS.

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  32. I've been so busy I've barely had time to keep up with what's releasing this month; but the Ash series has been on my "to read" list since the first released. (Gorgeous tote!)

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  33. I am looking forward to Lover Reborn by J R Ward. I love the BDB and can't wait to read this.I am also a huge fan of Shiloh's and I love the ash Trilogy!!
    Please put my name in the hat!! Thank you!

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  34. bluebamboo9:31 AM

    Name in hat please!

    Ordered Nightborn yesterday and can't WAIT for it to get here. :)

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  35. For March 2012,
    I have been waiting for:
    Nightborn by Lynn Viehl (thanks to you)
    Fair Game by Patricia Briggs (Love Anna & Charles)
    Sacrificial Magic by Stacia Kane (Go Chess).
    Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward (Love Tohrment...hate what's her face).

    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  36. I am looking forward to reading The White Pearl which sounds great. Many thanks.

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  37. Other than Nightborn, life's been so crazy lately, I haven't looked to see who is coming out with new books. Please put my name in the hat. Thanks so much for the giveaways.
    Jenniter

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  38. It was released in February, but I'm waiting patiently in line at my library for the audio version of Kim Harrison's latest The Hollows book, "A Perfect Blood".

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  39. I am looking forward to reading. Bridge of Scarlet Leaves, a historical novel which is beautiful.

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  40. Never read Shiloh Walker; however, got a delivery from Barnes and Noble yesterday with three new books by Lynn Viehl, C.S. Harris, and Rob Thurman. I forgot to get Thea Harrison's new book - love that series. Lots of good reading ahead and now that I have a new job - something to do on those airport waits and long airline flights :)

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  41. Anonymous10:08 AM

    Fair Game by Patricia Briggs

    Cris

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  42. Just throw my name in the hat since picking just one would be hard.

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  43. I discovered Shiloh Walker when she was first published at Ellora's Cave, about seven years ago. Her erotic romances were intense, to say the least, both in the emotional department and in the erotic scenes. I am not much into contemporaries, but hers also pack a punch. It was great to see her being contracted by "big gun" publishers. I certainly recommend her as well. I've interacted with Shiloh on different forums/blogs/boards/FB and it's always nice to see her familiar "face" around. Most recently I truly appreciated that she, once more, patiently explained what is the difference between an erotic romance, erotica and porn. It's good to see that some have not given up on trying to "educate" on the topic (the topic is a particular pet peeve of mine, from my days of discovering romance. The first romances I ever read were erotic romances, as odd as it may sound. I branched out to other sub-genres of romance from there).

    At the top of my list of books I look forward to was yours, Lynn. Aside from that one, "Oracle's Moon" by Thea Harrison, Shelly Laurenston's "Bear Meets Girl", and C.J. Cherryh's "Intruder".

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  44. Other than stalking my mail lady for my copy of Nightborn, I am also looking forward to Fair Game by Patricia Briggs, and Born to Darkness by Suzanne Brockmann.

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  45. Nightborn, of course, then Lover Reborn by JR Ward at the end of the month.

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  46. I am wanting to read Taking a Shot by Jaci Burton and Geared For Pleasure by Rachel Grace.

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  47. Anonymous10:58 AM

    Nightborn, Discount Armageddon (Seanan Mcguire), Dying Wish (Shannon Butcher), Back from the Undead (DD Barrant). May wait for paperback of fair game. Just got a new nook sothese may be my first purchases.

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  48. Thea Harrison's Oracle's Moon is the book I can't wait to read. And now that I know Korvel's story is out soon - Nightborn! I have all the Darkyn books and I love getting deeper into that universe.

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  49. clairecherven11:32 AM

    I am looking forward to J.R. Ward's new book at the end of the month. While the hardcover volumes are a little pricey, there are discounts on all the book sites.

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  50. I already have all those books so don't enter me, but I posted all the books released yesterday that I've been looking forward to in my blog. : D Anybody who hasn't read the ASH trilogy, you WANT all 3 together to read 'em back to back!

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  51. I've already consumed Patricia Briggs Fair Game...can't recommend this series enough. Read in in one day!!!!

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  52. Oh Dear...there are so many! Fair Game by Patricia Briggs is up there pretty high! This is going to be a busy month, I have not even got through my Feb releases yet! Would love to read this series!!

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  53. There are tons of March releases I'm looking forward to. If I had to pick the top it would probably be Patricia Briggs' Fair Game. I love her Alpha and Omega series.
    I also really enjoyed your Darkyn series when I originally read it. Going to have to reread to remember all the details though ;-)

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  54. I am looking forward to Patricia Briggs new novel in the Alpha Omerga series: Fair Game

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  55. ohhh I have been wanting to read that series! The bboke I am looking forward too is Lover Reborn by JR Ward but there are a bunch that I can't wait to read!

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  56. I'm looking forward to JR Ward's Lover Reborn and Sherrilyn Kenyon's Retribution.

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  57. Nightborn
    Celebrity in Death - JD Robb
    Discount Armageddon - Seanan Mcguire
    A Perfect Blood - Kim Harrison
    Dying Wish - Shannon Butcher
    Back from the Undead - DD Barrant
    Lover Reborn - JR Ward

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  58. I'm looking forward to Fair Game by Patricia Briggs and Lover Reborn by JR Ward.

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  59. Khriste Close12:53 PM

    There are so many but am really excited about a Cat Johnson book and Lover Reborn (JR Ward)...tossing my hat in the ring...giggling with excitement....

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  60. You have a book being released this month, Nightborn: Lords of the Darkyn and J R Wards, Lover Reborn. There are so many, but this is a couple :)

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  61. I just got my copy of Thea Harrison's Oracles Moon :) I can't wait to read that!!! Thank you do much for the awesome giveaway!!!

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  62. Throwing my name in the hat, because I can't think of one coming up this month.

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  63. Desiree Bingham1:11 PM

    Im most looking forward to Nightborn because i lloovvee me some Korvel!!!

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  64. Looking forward to Timeless by Gail Carriger!! amazing series!

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  65. Lover Reborn by JR Ward

    P.S. PICK ME!!!

    amandakgc(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  66. Your Nightborn is at the top of my list. Shiloh's book is also there.
    Fair Game- Patricia Briggs
    Discount Armageddon- Seanan McGuire
    Trail of the Spellmans- Lisa Lutz (last week)
    And the new Jennifer Estep (last week) and Stacia Kane (end of March), whose titles I can't remember.

    And listening to the new Bruce Springsteen all the while ;)

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  67. Tossing my name in the hat!

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  68. Shizuka2:35 PM

    I'm counting down until March 20, the pub date for Harlan Coben's STAY CLOSE.

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  69. Fair Game by Patricia Briggs is the one I was waiting for the most in March. It arrived yesterday and I am on page 244. Too bad that work has to interfere with my reading!

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  70. Hmmm... there are many that I'm waiting for, but off the top of my head I can't remember which are coming out in March. May I please be counted in your draw anyway? 'cause those look like they'll be some amazing books to read! :)

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  71. First off I am finishing Shiloh's Ash Trilogy today. Love,love,love it. Also it's because of her that I am interested in reading your books...LOL
    The books I am looking forward to coming out this month are
    Shelly Laurenston's Bear Meets Girl
    Thea Harrison's Oracle's Moon
    JD Robb's Celebrity in Death
    Thanks for the chance to win yours and Shiloh's book.
    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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  72. I am looking forward to Discount Armageddon.

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  73. Atropa3:39 PM

    Well I DIDN'T have any books picked out that I was looking forward to - but now that I've read everyone else's comments I'm itching to see so many of them! (Excited to head about another Kenyon book and Ward installment!)

    But I'm mainly just throwing my name in the hat and hoping I get some good reads. (And that mug. I desperately want that mug!) *laughs*

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  74. Just yesterday picked up "A Rising Thunder" by David Weber, the 17th 'Honorverse' book. I'd say more, but it sits upon my desk, calling me. Yes precioussss, I come, I come. :-)

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  75. Anita3:50 PM

    Deadly Sins by Lora Leigh

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  76. I think my friend Kim Knox has a new release this coming month. She does amazing sci-fi romance stories - lots of emotion.

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  77. I'm really looking forward to Rainshadow Road by Lisa Kleypas. I enjoy both her historicals and contemporaries but the later, her Travises series is really memorable for me. I read Christmas at Friday Harbor and that had me anticipating this book and the whole series. New author discoveries are always wonderful. Sometimes the books have been released for many years and when I do read it, it makes me wonder at what I was missing out on.

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  78. Nightborn, certainly, and If You Know Her. Looking forward to consuming them!!

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  79. Too tired to think of a title but please throw my name in the hat : )

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  80. I'm looking forward to Madeline Hunter's new release "The Surrender of Miss Fairbourne." I'm excited about this new series.

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  81. Made it here through Shiloh Walker. Would love to win!! Want your books. Since Shiloh has highly recommended you, I'm buying Nightborn, also looking very forward to reading Deadly Sins by Lora Leigh. There are alot of releases in March and April! I'm swamped w/ books. I hope I can add yours to my list, besides Nightborn, and I'll find good new readers for Shiloh's!!! Already know who needs 'em!!
    Thanks Lynn!!!!!

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  82. Wow. That's so very nice of you to do this! I have heard such fantastic things about this series too. I would love to win this so I can read them.

    Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward is out at the end of March. My most anticipated read!! Woo hoo!

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  83. Fair Game
    Nightbornt
    Bear Meets Girl
    Infamous
    some great books this month but for me they'll have to wait till later unfornately except for infamous. Since my son's bday is tomorrow and he'll be sweet sixteen and that is one of the gifts he asked for it's already preordered.

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  84. What a great giveaway! I am looking forward to JR Wards new book Lover Reborn coming out this month.

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  85. I can't wait for Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward. Going out of my mind waiting!

    Thanks for opening it up to everyone :)

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  86. Anonymous10:09 PM

    If You Know Her
    Lover Reborn
    Thank you so much, it's so nice of you :)
    Wenona Deitenbeck
    Frogluvr313 at yahoo dot com

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  87. Mary Jo10:18 PM

    There's so many to choose from, but I'm thinking Pure Bliss by Sophie Oak and Lover Reborn by JR Ward to name a couple

    Thank you!!!

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  88. Thanks for the opportunity to win several great goodies! Looking forward to many books releasing in March, Patricia Briggs' Fair Game among them. :-)

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  89. Definitely throwing my name in the hat.

    But Im also looking forward to Nightborn, Fair Game, Now or Never, Dying Wish, Protector, to name a few.

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