Sunday, July 15, 2012

Author Signing Event: Dark Days of Supernatural – Update & Book Giveaway

I had an opportunity to attend the Dark Days of Supernatural in Huntington Beach, CA where I was among the 500 fans that were hoping to meet some of the authors at this event. It was insanity en masses. I was able to meet a few of the authors and snap some quick photos while they were signing my books before I was moved down the line. 

I also chatted with fellow readers while waiting in line; and despite my intention of going to get Insurgent and Partials signed, I succumbed to fellow reader peer pressure and bought Insignia, which I know nothing about but according to everyone around me it’s the next up and coming hit. So, yes I folded and bought myself a copy, which I can't wait to read! So here's who I got to meet:



Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Release Date: May 1, 2012
Publisher: Harper Teen
Purchase: Amazon / Barnes & Noble
It was quite obvious that the majority of the crowd was there to see Veronica Roth, bestselling author of Divergent who attended the event to talk about her second book in the series Insurgent. Her books were sold out, but luckily I came with a couple of copies already in hand.

Partials by Dan Wells
Release Date: February 28, 2012
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Purchase: Amazon / Barnes & Noble
Dan was a sweet and funny guy as you can tell by his unique pose in this picture. I've heard great things about his book Partials and my fellow blogger Tina loved it, so I'm giving it a try and I can wait to read it! If you've already read it, let me know what you thought of it. :)


Insignia by S.J. Kincaid
Release Date: July 10, 2012
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Purchase: Amazon  /  Barnes & Noble
I'd like to consider myself in the know when it comes to YA Paranormals, so I’m surprised this book has slipped my notice. According to the fellow book lovers who attended this event, Insignia which is Kincaid’s debut novel is the next new hit. Well that’s all it took to get me intrigued, so I grabbed a book and can’t wait to see what the hype is all about. Excited!

Signed Book Give-away - Insurgent & Partials!!

Well that was my trip to the Dark Days of Supernatural. I had a great time and was fortunate enough to pick up some of the latest and greatest in YA Paranormal. That's not all, I'd like to share a couple of signed books to one lucky follower. I'll be giving away a signed copy of Insurgent by Veronica Roth, as well as a signed copy of Partials by Dan Wells. Just fill out the rafflecopter and tell us what was the last Supernatural or Paranormal book you've enjoyed. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

118 comments:

  1. Eeeep! Dying to meet V Roth. Lucky you!

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    1. It was great to meet her. She signed more than 1000 books that night I bet. What a trooper! XD

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  2. I read Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready! Its the second installment to her series and I really enjoyed it!

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    1. Hmmm I need to check that out! Glad you enjoyed it. Good luck on the give-away. :)

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  3. I would like to thank you for an apsolutely fantastic book giveaway! In response to your question i would have to say YA book, 'blood song' by Rhiannon Hart. Thank you so much for this oportunity. x

    Email: lfountain1(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

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    1. You're welcome! I've read Blood Song and I loved it!! Great rec! Good luck on the give-away. :)

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  4. Thank you for such an awesome giveaway and the invite! Divergent is still one of my top five favorite books. I can not wait to read Insurgent!

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    1. You're welcome! I loved Divergent too. :)

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  5. Thank you for the epic giveaway. :) the last paranormal book I read? Obsidian.

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    1. You're welcome. I hope you enjoyed Obsidian. I loved that book! :)

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  6. I enjoy so many... :P I just finished Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep, and that was pretty enjoyable.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. I have yet to read Touch of Frost. I've heard great things about it and I think a fellow of my roomies here have read it and loved it too. You're welcome. Good luck!

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  7. This is an awesome giveaway! Woo Hoo!

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    1. Thanks! We're pretty excited about it too! XD

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  8. In the Rafflecopter form, I think your Twitter username has a typo.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. And the last paranormal YA I read was Obsidian.

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    2. Thank you MC for the catch! :D I should give you an extra entry point for that. :P Obsidian is a great series!! Hope you liked it too.

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  9. Onyx ny Jennifer L. Armentrout. It was amazing <3

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  10. The last paranormal/supernatural YA book I read (and really enjoyed too) was Switched (Trylle Trilogy #1) by Amanda Hocking. I already have the 2nd book in the series in my TBR-SOON! pile.

    Thank you for such an AMAZING giveaway! I read Divergent earlier in the year and LOVED it and Partials has been on my radar for ages as well.
    ~Cheers!

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    1. I haven't read anything by Hocking, but I've heard a ton about her.

      You're welcome! I still need to read Partials. Tina really liked it, so I'm definitely going to get to it soon. :)

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  11. I last read Insignia! I really enjoyed it :) 4/5 stars

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    1. Oh that's great to hear! I bought it at the signing and plan to read it soon. :)

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  12. I'm reading Ascension (The World of Ascension #1)by Caris Roane right now for review. It's actually not too bad.

    penumbrareads(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I have to look into that one wulf. Glad you're enjoying it so far. :)

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  13. Hi there!

    When I saw which books you were giving away, I had a hunch you went to the Dark Days event as well! I went to the one in St. Louis and it was so much fun! I just finished Insignia and posted a review on my site.

    I'm now a new follower of your blog via GFC! Sounds like we have a lot of reads in common!

    Would love if you stopped by my brand new blog (only 3 wks old!), Ensconced in YA!

    http://cahreviews.blogspot.com

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    1. Great review! I just visisted and am now following your blog. :) Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  14. Last supernatural book I've read was the beautiful creatures series. Loooved them!

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    1. I've read the first Beautiful Creatures book. I really need to catch up on that seres. Glad to hear you're loving them. :)

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  15. The last book Ya book that I read was The Forever Girl By Rebecca Hamilton. Currently reading Pyxis by K.C. Neal.

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    1. Okay, I haven't heard of either of those. I need to check them out. Thanks for the rec!

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  16. Vampire Academy, but only books 1-3, then the series went downhill for me :(

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    1. Oh I had a touch time with the 4th book. I did like the ending though. Glad I finished it. Sorry you didn't care for it, but I get what you mean.

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  17. I really enjoyed The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff

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    1. I've heard The Space Between is great. Good to know you enjoyed it. :)

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  18. I loved The Golden Lily (Richelle Mead) and I just started Guilty Pleasures (Laurell K. Hamilton) Not sure what I think about this one yet

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    1. I really liked the Golden Lily! Richelle Mead is one of my favorite authors. I'll check out Guilty Pleasures. :)

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  19. Just finished Venom by Jennifer Estep, reading Seraphina by Rachel Hartman now. Thanks for the giveaway

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    1. Oh I have to check those out. I haven't read a both by either of those authors. You're welcome! Good luck. :)

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  20. I am currently reading a series on Fallen Angels... I am on the third book called Silent by Becca Fitzpatrick

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    1. Hope you're enjoying the series Krissa! Thanks for stopping by!

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  21. My most recent book was actually Dan Well's most recent book, The Hollow City. It was awesome! Dan is one of my top three favorite authors, but I haven't had a chance to get or read Partials yet! I hope I win so I can finally get to it.

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    1. Oh I can see how Dan Wells is one of your fave authors. I haven't read Partials, but is sounds soooo good! My fellow blogger Tina read it and loved it. He was super sweet at the signing, which is always nice to come across in an author when you're looking forward to their book. Good luck on the give-away Kathleen!

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    2. The John Wayne Cleaver series is FANTASTIC and I hope it continue someday!! Thanks!

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  22. I'm loving Shadow Falls series as of the moment!

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    1. I have to look into that. Thanks for the rec Anne!

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  23. Wow 500 people?!! You must have been in the signing line forever! Sounds like you had fun though. I just recently heard of Insignia and it's been good things so hope you like it. As for the last paranormal I read and enjoyed? I loved The Raven Boys and The Golden Lily. Thanks for the awesome giveaway ladies! :)

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    1. Yes Rachel! It was insane!! I was in line for about 2 hours and there were still over 250 people behind me. I'm looking forward to Insignia! You're welcome for the give-away!

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  24. The last Paranormal/Supernatural book I read was GIRL OF NIGHTMARES by Kendare Blake. It was really good and gave me chills, just like ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

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    1. I read Anna Dressed in Blood. Creepy book! LOL You're welcome! Good luck with the give-away. :)

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  25. I read and really enjoyed the book Underworld by Meg Cabot. :)

    - Beckie @ Bittersweet Enchantment

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    1. I've only read one book by Meg Cabot. I need to try her Underworld series. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  26. I recently read Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion. It was weird and wonderful and I couldn't put it down!

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    1. I haven't read Warm Bodies. Have to look into it. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  27. I just read Divergent. I'm behind, I know. I really enjoyed it.

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    1. I hope you enjoy Divergent Cari-Bella!

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  28. The most recent paranormal book I've read and enjoyed was Fate's Edge by Ilona Andrews. It's book 3 in her Edge series and I loved it. I love everything she writes. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. I need to check that series out. Thanks for stopping by Michelle! :)

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  29. I just started Divergent! I heard it's amazing!

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    1. That is such a great book Jackson! Happy reading! :)

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  30. I recently enjoyed A Need So Beautiful, which is kindaaa paranormal. I'm currently diving into This Is Not A Test :-D

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    1. My roomies read A Need so beautiful and really liked it. I read This is Not a Test and thought it was great! I hope you enjoy it! :)

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  31. I just finished Something Secret This Way Comes, a paranormal romance where the star is a werewolf/vampire hybrid.

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

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    1. Oh that sounds interesting Jillyn! You're welcome for the give-away. Good luck! :)

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  32. Dark Isle by Shannon Mayer (I got to read an ARC)

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    1. How did you like it Kriss? I need to check it out. Haven't heard of it. :)

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  33. I just finished Wormwood by D.H. Nevins. Fantastic book!
    Great giveaway. Thanks so much, also new follower:)

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    1. Sounds great! I need to check that out. Thanks for stopping by and following the blog. We have a few more give-aways going on, so check them out! :D

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  34. Is this giveaway international?

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    1. Hi Sandy. Sorry this one is US and Canada. I think it will cost me more than the price of the books to ship to Romania. I'm sorry. Thank you for stopping by and posting! :)

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  35. Nice blog, and thanks for introducing me to an author I have not read.

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  36. I LOVED and always will love Vampire Academy :D

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    1. I love VA too. One of my fave paranormals. :)

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  37. I haven't read any paranormal books recently but I picked up Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick and I'm really excited to get into that. (:

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    1. I read the first Hush Hush and it was pretty interesting =) I hope you enjoy it!

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  38. I don't even know. Lol, I think my last book like that was probably City of Bones or The Golden Lily. Both, of which, were completely amazing :)

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    1. Love love LOVED City of Bones and The Golden Lily! So happy you enjoyed them too =)

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  39. just finished Onyx and it was pretty good!

    --Markella

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    1. Ahh Onyx is my new favorite so far this year!! I can't wait to get my hands on Opal!!

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  40. I really enjoyed reading Obsidian.

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    1. Definitely one of my favorite series ever! Thanks for entering and good luck!

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  41. Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber. So dang good! Adored it!

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    1. Ohh that one sounds good! I am going to add it to my tbr!!

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  42. Trylle Trilogy by Amanda Hocking :)

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    1. I still need to read this series! I have Wake by Amanda but I still haven't gotten to it yet. I will have to move them both up on my tbr =)

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  43. The last I read was some of the Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent. I love those books!

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    1. Oohh I have those on my tbr and I really need to get to them! Thanks for reminding me!!

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  44. The last Supernatural book I enjoyed was Eve by Anna Carey. I loved it! :)

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!:)

    Ashlee / taleswithtea.com

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    1. I just read Eve and I really enjoyed it too =) Thank you so much for entering and good luck!

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  45. OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was at the Huntington Beach signing too! I totally wish I knew you were going, we could have met up and had a book blogger fan girl moment!

    Insignia and Partials are both totally freakin' amazing. Insignia is my favourite 2012 read so far, and one of my all time favourites! I hope you love it as much as I do. :)

    Great giveaway too! But I didn't enter since I already got those signed books. :D

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    1. Aw I am sure Arlene would have that would have been fun!! I really need to get on Insignia! Thank you so much for stopping by =)

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  46. I just finished Consumed by Rebecca Zanetti! I love that series. Kinda like BDB. I am very jealous you got the meet them. Authors really are my rock stars. :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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    1. Oh I will have to look that one up!! Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

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  47. I recently read 'Wicked Business' by Janet Evanovich… Loved it!

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    1. I really enjoyed One for the Money so I will have to give Wicked Business a try!

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  48. i recently read Starters by Lissa Price, really good book :) !!!

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    1. Oohh I have that one! I will have to get to it soon =D

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  49. I just finished Rapture by Lauren Kate

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  50. I really enjoyed Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard!

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    1. Yay that is on my tbr!! Thanks for letting me know it was good =D

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  51. Sanctum by Sarah Fine! :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway. :D

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    1. I remember you loved that one! I will have to keep my eye out for it!

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  52. City of Bones! Just finished it and now going to read City of Ashes :)

    Thanks for the great giveaway! Must have been awesome to meet those authors :)

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    1. I love those books!! I Hope you enjoy them all!! I was so jealous that Arlene got to me them lol =D

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  53. The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Ohh I loved that one too!! Good luck!

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  54. Thanks for the giveaway! The last book? The Witches of the Glass Castle by Gabriella Lepore

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    1. I haven't heard of that one I will look it up! Thanks! Good luck!

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  55. I just finished The Fallen Series by Lauren Kate. I loved it.

    Thank for the great giveaway.

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  56. I think it was the "Angelfall". That book was really awesome! I Laugh and cry and fall for that book :))

    thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. I still need to read that one! Thank you for reminding me =D

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  57. Ohh I think it would have to be Michelle Rowen's Dark Kiss! It had the best of me! it's a total ROFL! :))

    Thanks for the chance! *cross fingers*

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    1. I have that one on my tbr!! Thanks for reminding me!! Good luck!

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  58. I recently read "Maximum Ride: Angel Experiment" by James Patterson

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    1. I have seen those around for a long time and I really need to pick them up lol.

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