Friday, September 10, 2010

BLOGFEST 2010!!!!

BlogFest 2010 is going to be so much fun this weekend I am so glad Cinnamon, our BlogFest Coordinator from A Journey of Books put this whole event together.

This year I went to lots of author signings and met some interesting people. So my theme for BlogFest is a tribute to Holly Black. She did an author signing with Cassandra Clare and it was the most entertaining one I have been too. They said they were best friends and it made such a difference in the way they interacted. It was tons of fun.


Holly Black is the bestselling author of contemporary fantasy novels for teens and children.
Her first book, Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale, was published in 2002 by Simon & Schuster. Tithe was called "dark, edgy, beautifully written and compulsively readable" by Booklist, received starred reviews from Publisher's Weekly and Kirkus Reviews, and was included in the American Library Association's Best Books for Young Adults. Holly has since written two other books in the same universe, Valiant (2005), and the sequel to Tithe, Ironside (2007), which spent five weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Valiant was a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award for Young Readers and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature.

The Spiderwick Chronicles were adapted into a film by Paramount Pictures in conjunction with Nickelodeon Films. Released in February 2008, the film stars Freddie Highmore and Sarah Bolger, with Mark Waters as the director.

Holly has also been a frequent contributor to anthologies, and has co-edited three of them: Geektastic (with Cecil Castellucci, 2009), Zombies vs. Unicorns (with Justine Larbalestier, 2010), and Bordertown (with Ellen Kushner, 2011). Her first collection of short fiction, Poison Eaters and Other Stories, came out in 2010 from Small Beer Press. She has just finished the third book in her Eisner-nominated graphic novel series, The Good Neighbors, and is working on Red Glove, the second novel in The Curse Workers series. White Cat, the first in the series, is out as of May 2010, and is about capers, curse magic, and memory.

So for my giveaways a book Holly wrote and a book Holly edited. Tithe the first book in her Modern Faerie Tales series. Also, Geektastic is a collection of stories from the Nerd Herd from authors like Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, John Green, Cynthia Leitich Smith and many more.

I will choose two winners, one for each book and post that after this fabulous weekend.

Giveaway Rules:
1. Leave a comment (Maybe tell what author you would give a tribute too)
2. Be a follower (New/Old)
3. Leave an email address

This is Blog #64 if you are keeping track
Next check out #65 Baba's Farm Life

I hope you enter my giveaway here but also check out all the other amazing bloggers using this list here so you don’t miss any. And a tracking site.

Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend!!!

118 comments:

  1. New follower here. Thanks for the giveaway.

    michaellmartinjr[at]gmail[dot]com

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  2. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a new follower. Holly Black and Cassandra Clare are so cool and fun!

    I would give a tribute to my wonderful husband.

    jlelliott08 AT gmail DOT com

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  3. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! My BlogFest giveaways are here.

    xx,
    E.J
    From the Shadows
    Spirit Guide Series
    e.j.stevens.author[at]gmail[dot]com
    (old follower)

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  4. I would love to win this giveaway. I am a new follower of your site. Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway. I would tribute David Wroblewski who wrote my all time favorite book The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. I keep looking for another book to top this one, but so far David Wroblewski gets my vote.

    steven(dot)capell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Thanks for the giveaway :D I'm a new follower
    I would tribute Sarah Rees Brennan. I think she is one of the coolest people alive :) And I LOVE Demon's Lexicon series!
    aprilxu2222@gmail.com

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  6. Please enter me!
    Momma Teri follows you with GFC
    strawberrykidssales @ gmail.com

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  7. New follower! You may want to fix your twitter button. The link doesn't take you anywhere. :)

    Lorielle11@gmail.com

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  8. I'm a new follower:) If I was going to give a tribute it would be to the gals over at Deadline Dames blog. They are talented and never fail to share tips and help new writers...very cool.

    wayfaringwriter at gmail.com

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  9. New follower here. Nice giveaway!

    gamaliel.clamor@gmail.com

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  10. Pulling through on the Blog Fest train!
    Thanks for the Giveaway :)
    I follow via GFC

    tl.etheridge31(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Right now? Carrie Ryan, definitely. I'm a new follower...

    rebeccaswells(At)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I would give a tribute to my mother who passed away after a long battle with breast cancer. I am a follower
    velvethubler@yahoo.com

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  13. erm, suzanne collins

    k_anon[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk

    old follower

    please count me in if this is an international contest

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  14. The author I would give a tribute to is Paul Zindel for making me laugh at all my teenage problems.
    I'm a new follower
    eva.s.black[@]gmail[.]com

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  15. new follower says "Hi"

    neumeier(dot)shellie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. I'm a new GFC follower. I'm not sure who to give a tribute to. I think all writers should get more praise than they do, especially while living.

    Thanks for the possibility.


    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. Happpy Blogfest and thank-you!
    New Follower :)
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

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  18. Thanks so much for a brilliant giveaway!!

    New Follower :)

    chidoryx AT hotmail DOT com

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  19. I'm a new follower! I think Holly Black and Cassandra Clare are awesome! I'm currently reading Clcokwork Angel!

    montana_sky@hotmail.co.uk

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  20. New follower! :D

    stephanvanvelzen[at]gmail[dot]com

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  22. yay, Holly Black is so awesome <3

    New GFC follower!

    I'd give tribute by my favoritestestest author of all time: Anne McCaffrey.

    angelmistress[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  23. I would give a tribute to Octavia E. Butler!
    New GFC follower

    alternate email from blogger
    magenta 2 red [at] gmail [dot] com

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  24. Thanks for the great giveaway. I'm a follower.

    I think I'd have to pick Diana Gabaldon.

    Have a great weekend,
    Jules
    onebookshy at yahoo dot com

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  25. Thanks! Maybe I'd pick Julie Kagawa
    New follower
    magabygc(@)gmail.com
    international?

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  26. Thanks for the giveaway!!
    New follower...

    vicky.vak8@gmail.com

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  27. I would tribute José Saramago. Died recently and was an awesome writer.
    New follower.
    mika.apostrophe@gmail.com

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  28. I can't write fiction so I think everyone who makes the attempt deserves a round of applause. As a painter I know what it is like to put yourself on the line.
    new follower
    Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
    email: steph@fangswandsandfairydust.com
    twitter: @fangswandsfairy

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  29. I think i would give a tribute to Nalini Singh
    New follower

    -Katie
    Katie_tp@yahoo.com

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  30. New follower
    great giveaway

    bmorrison12@cox.net

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  31. New follower. Awesome giveaway.
    Gini Koch and/or Aprilynne Pike would get the tribute.
    Jennifer
    BookNoise at gmail dot com

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  32. Thanks for the giveaway. New follower.
    I would give a tribute to Mercedes Lackey.

    jpn_cowgirl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  33. I follow
    bratdownstairs at yahoo

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  34. Awesome giveaway.
    New follower

    spav05(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. New follower to your blog :)
    Thank you for the giveaway

    renthompsonishere(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. Thanks for the contest. Geektastic would be a fun book to win. I'm following the blog.

    jlansky(at)comcast(dot)net

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  37. Awesome giveaway -- I am now a GFC follower! Visit me at BookHounds! maryinhb @ gmail.com http://maryinhb.blogspot.com

    Geektastic is awesome, I borrowed it and would love to have my own copy.

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  38. I'm a new follower. I think I'd give a tribute to Ken Follett.

    Thanks!
    texas_gal45(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  39. I'm sorry to say I never heard of this author but the giveaway sounds great! I am a new follower. I think I would do a tribute to Elle Newmark, author of "The Book of Unholy Mischief" - what she went through to get published is amazing!

    novelnoise(at)live(dot)com

    P.S. I'm a new follower

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  40. I would tribute Robert Cormier. I haven't read Tithe yet and would love the chance.
    I am a follower in the US.

    waitmantwillie at hotmail dot com

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  41. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm not sure what author I would tribute.. I am a new follower :)

    atomicxrawr@yahoo.com

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  42. New follower - I would like to tribute Suzanne Collins. She wrote a remarkable series and it can not be easy trying to tie up a series that has such a fan base.

    journey through books@ gmail.com

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  43. I'm a new follower and I'd do a tribute to Roald Dahl.

    ameliab555[at]gmail[dot]com

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  44. I'm a new follower and I'd do a tribute to Neil Gaiman.

    lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  45. Hello, I'm a new GFC follower.

    Is this giveaway open to Canadian residents?

    My favourite author is Sherrilyn Kenyon - If I had to give tribute to an author, it would definitely be her.


    Jixnce[at]gmail[dot]com

    Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  46. Right now I'm borderline obsessed with Stacia Kane. Her new urban fantasy series is fantastic.

    New follower!

    chelsea AT vampirebookclub.net

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  47. Thank you so much for this lovely giveaway! I would choose Elizabeth Rudnick now...loved Tweet Heart!

    New follower *fingers crossed*

    frndz.debas@gmail.com

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  48. Thanks for the giveaway!
    im a new follower

    jecca.0104@gmail.com

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  49. I'm a new follower
    cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

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  50. I would love to win thanks! One of my favorite authors is Parnell Hall

    I am a new GFC follower

    giveawaymommy at yahoo.com

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  51. New follower!

    emo.hijabi@gmail.com

    Shahira

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  52. Awesome giveaway, I'm a new follower!

    elizabethjhoskins@gmail.com

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  53. new follower

    follow on good reads (Pamela Sinclair) and twitter (pams00), cant get the gfc follower tool to work for me.

    Pam S
    pams00 @ aol.co

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  54. I follow on google friend connect and I'd give a tribute to Maggie Stiefvater

    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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  55. Am already a follow and I would give a tribute to either Suzanne Collins, Maggie Stiefvater or Jennifer Laurens.

    Thank you for the contest!

    Lynsey(AT)narrativelyspeaking(DOT)com

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  56. Thank you for the contest!

    Tribute: my manager for help with work flex time

    mary@cire.com

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  57. Thanks for the chance. I am a new GFC follower!!! :)
    epblack at zoominternet dot net

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  58. Great prizes! Just wondering if this is international? If so, please enter me (:

    New follower via GFC

    elriic(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  59. Happy Blog Fest!

    New Follower! lisajo85

    lisa(at)onceuponachapter(dot)com
    Once Upon A Chapter

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  60. Great contest! I would love to give a tribute to Juliet Marillier. She is the best storyteller and the worlds she creates are fantastic. Please enter me for Geektastic. I'm a Holly Black fan as well and I already have Tithe. Thanks so much! :)
    kghobbs(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. I think the tribute should go back to the authors, any and all who are able to make a story blossom. I've read Geektastic and loved every word of it. Got to learn some stuff about Star Trek / Star Wars that I never knew existed :P
    Thank you for a chance! :)
    I'm a new follower through GFC!

    legally_write@hotmail.com

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  63. Here from blogfest sure is fun isn't it?! barb g. directorylanesuperstore(AT)gmail.com

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  64. Thanks for the giveaway :) new follower

    Lucia S
    troueny at gmail dot com

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  65. New GFC follower (Kirsten Thompson)
    Thanks for the opportunity :)
    kirsten.jason.2010 at gmail dot com

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  66. I would love to be entered! I just finished a book by Gayle Forman so I would pay tribute to her. Great writer:)
    I am already a follower.
    Thanks!
    bangersis(at)msn(dot)com

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  67. New GFC follower!

    DreamyCowgirl@hotmail.com

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  68. Thanks for the giveaway! :D
    I'm a new GFC follower.
    tabbylewis at hotmail.com

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  69. Hi!!
    I am a new follower!
    Thanks so much for this opportunity!!

    yvantis@hotmail.com

    I'd love a tribute to Tess Gerritsen and Lilith Saintcrow

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  70. Thanks for the chance to win! I'm a new GFC Follower.

    Thanks!
    Stephanie
    stephanie@onceuponachapter.com

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  71. Thanks for the great giveaway. I folow via GFC and would give a tribute to Wally Lamb or Barack Obama.
    hmhenderson@yahoo.com

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  72. Thank you for the giveaway :) I am a new follower with GFC: Allana890

    Aly890(at)hotmail.com

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  73. i am a new follower!

    and i would do a tribute to kim harrison!

    k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

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  74. New follower love Richard Laymon <3<3

    ayoung3360@hotmail.com

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  75. I'd love to win Tithe! I'm a follower.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  76. New follower here!

    Garth Nix!

    littlebearries@yahoo.com

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  77. thanks for the giveaway.
    new follower.
    pkeintz@gmail.com

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  78. Great giveaway! I'd love to tribute Keri Arthur. I am going to miss the 9 book Riley series.

    I'm a new GFC follower (Lisa M. Basso)

    Lisa B.
    angel28140 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  79. New Follower
    wbbusby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  80. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I think I'd do a tribute to J.K. Rowling because she is just truely amazing!

    I'm a new follower :)

    VanillaMusic15@aol.com

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  81. Love the tribute idea! Stealing for a future blog post...
    Anywho, new follower.
    rungirl1@gmail.com

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  82. i would give a tribute to holly black.
    gfc follower
    dakotasky55 at gmail dot com

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  83. Thanks for the giveaway.
    I am a GFC follower (smccar145).
    smccar1@hotmail.com

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  84. I'm a new follower. I have no idea who I would do a tribute to - every day I find another author that is my new "fave".

    kherbrand at comcast dot net

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  85. I would give a tribute to Marina Cohen or Deborah Kerbel because they are both such great YA authors but not many have heard of them. I'm a new follower. :D Really been wanting to read Tithe, so this is an awesome giveaway.

    ~Briana
    thebookpixie[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  86. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I am a follower

    petrellionyc-blog at yahoo dot com

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  87. I think I'd give a tribute to Carrie Vaughn :) I'm a new follower via GFC (Teresa C).

    raoreviews(at)gmail(dot)com

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  88. I would give a tribute to mother who passed away a few years ago.

    New follower.
    Thanks for the giveaway and happy blogfest!
    d.septer at insightbb.com

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  89. I'd do a tribute to Richelle Mead.

    I'm a new follower (oreo_93)
    oreo_93@hotmail.com

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  90. Great contest
    GFC follower

    jellybelly82158 at gmail dot com

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  91. You met HOLLY and CASSIE? Lucky! I'd do a tribute to Richelle Mead as well!

    twilightforever.edward at gmail dot com

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  92. I'd totally give a tribute to Jodi Picoult and Anita Shreve! Followed on GFC!

    blissfulrains(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  93. Hi there. I'm a new gfc follower, and I'd do a tribute for robert jordan. Artesia at comcast dot net Thanks!!

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  94. New follower! Thanks for the contest:-)

    vokalchick@gmail.com

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  95. I'm your newest follower!

    xashxnightx@gmail.com

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  96. new follower
    Both books sound great!!!
    I'd give a tribute to Emma Donoghue (sp?)( author of ROOM

    bmcbroom AT gmail DOT com

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  97. I'm a new follower

    jlynettes at hotmail dot com

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  98. tribute to Lynn Viehl
    Thanks for the fabulous giveaway. I follow on GFC.
    (\___/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com
    http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com

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  99. I'd give a tribute to Anne Rice.
    Old follower.
    booksake(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  100. I'm an old follower.

    Thanks!
    Nicole
    info@tribute-books.com

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  101. honestly Nora Roberts or Linda Howard would be awesome to make a tribute too I loveee them


    mortalsinn@yahoo.com

    im a follower

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  102. Mary Balough is a great author!!!

    I am a follower

    sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

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  103. New follower
    Anne Rice

    djsloan1953(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  104. I have been a follower! I love Robert Jordan!
    lexigurl_17 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  105. Thanks for the giveaway, can't think of an author too many giveaways,my brain is fried! barb g. directorylanesuperstore(AT)gmail.com

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  106. Follower on GFC - Sherrilyn Kenyon!
    Thanks - Sarah Z
    believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

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  107. New follower here!

    actenshiko8@gmail.com

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  108. I am a new follower! I'd have a tribute for John Grisham, because we are from the same area.

    kpuleski at gmail dot com

    http://practicalfrugality.blogspot.com/

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  109. New follower here.

    Black and Clare are both great and I would add Kathleen Duey.

    quierosersola at aol dot com

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  110. Hi, Great giveaways....

    hmm...Karen Marie Moning I would also give a shout out to. Loooovvvvee Casasndra Clare and yet to read a Holly Black book, but want to:D

    novelsontherun@gmail.com

    following

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  111. Thanks for the giveaway, I'd give a tribute to Anne Bishop author of the Dark Jewels series.

    New GFC follower.

    geckyboz@gmail.com

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  112. Thanks for hosting - please enter me - I am an old follower - author/tribute....Lloyd Alexander.

    bsharp88@gmail.com

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  113. Hi,

    Great site:D I would give Apart from Cassandra Clare who I uber love her writing...ummm Carrie Ryan for her The Forest Of Hands And Teeth series as they are a serious read thsoe books:D

    tintinbrains@bigpond.com

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  114. ashleysbookshelf@gmail.com

    Also don't forget to check out my amazing blog design giveaway that ends 9/12!

    Ashley's Bookshelf

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  115. GFC: slehan
    slehan at juno dot com
    I love Anne McCaffrey

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  116. I came from the BlogFest 2010 event.

    Nice reads! :)

    Cherry Mischievous
    www.cherrymischievous.com

    (not an entry)

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