Monday, October 25, 2010

The Spooktacular Book Blog Hop is ON!!

What to give away?  Hmmmm.... My first giveaway as a blogger.  Lots of wonderful books came to mind, but then it is Halloween!  Of course, I needed to choose books have a theme consistent with Halloween.

  I am giving away three books.  The first two are Young Adult and the third is my favorite Halloween picture book.

  So, I was walking through Walmart and saw the first book in my giveaway.  I haven't read it, so I can't review it, but the title made me laugh.  I couldn't resist. (if you win, let me know if it's good :-) )

Romeo & Juliet & Vampires
"You are deluded, Romeo. Vampires do not have the capability to love. They are heartless."
The Capulets and the Montagues have some deep and essential differences. Blood differences. Of course, the Capulets can escape their vampire fate, and the Montagues can try not to kill their undead enemies. But at the end of the day, their blood feud is unstoppable. So it's really quite a problem when Juliet, a vampire-to-be, and Romeo, the human who should be hunting her, fall desperately in love. What they don't realize is how deadly their love will turn out to be—or what it will mean for their afterlives. . . .
This riotous twist on the ultimate tale of forbidden romance is simply to die for.
Picture and Product description taken from Amazon.

My second choice is from a fellow blogger, it is her first publication and the editing leaves a bit to be desired.  I did enjoy the story.  It is worth reading.
The Thirteenth Chime by Emma Michaels
  In a beautiful house that overlooks the sea, an antique clock has the power to change the course of their lives.

The power the clock resonates will not only force Destiny and ex-boyfriend David on a journey into the depths of one man's mind long dead, but into the mind of a man filled with hatred and bent on revenge.

With the only clues to the nature of the clock having disappeared into the sea, Destiny and David must retrace the steps the man had taken into the darkness, before they fall prey to the trap he had set in motion over half a century ago.

Hatred never dies.




Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman
Once there was a witch who longed for pumpkin pie. Unfortunately, the pumpkin she had grown from a seed became so big she simply couldn't get it off the vine. Although 'she pulled and she tugged and she pulled...that pumpkin just sat.' Along came a ghost. 'I am bigger than you and stronger, too, ' said he. 'Let me try.' Well, the witch wanted that whole pumpkin for herself. But she needed help-Halloween was just hours away.... 

I loved reading this book to my kids.  We would do different voices for the characters.  It is a fun book!  I purchased this copy fromAmazon, and thought I was getting a new copy.  This copy is used, it has a name that has been scribbled out in the cover and the ends are a little worn.  Sorry!  ( I will now hide my head in shame.)

A BIG thanks to kathy at  I am a Reader, Not a Writer for putting this together.
To Enter:
1. Leave me a comment with a name & with your email address:  Use a format that makes it hard for spammers, such as: ke7ycaATgmailDOTcom.

2. Let me know which book you would prefer to win, or all three.  There will be one winner for each book.

3.If you want  extra points, let me know if you signed up to follow my blog.  It will be 2 extra entries if you do. (Hint: there is a tab on the top left that you can click on to follow.)

4. Become my friend on Goodreads.  There is a link on the upper left side of this blog. 1 extra entry.  If you are already my friend, you get a point .

Once you are done, please look at the links posted at the bottom of my posts.  Click on your next location. . Good luck, hope you win something good!

125 comments:

  1. Great Giveaway! I have been wanting to read Emma's book for a while now!!

    Thank you for participating

    kristen_babygurl@hotmail.com

    Kristen
    My Bloody Fairy Tale

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  2. Thanks for a fun giveaway! I'd love any of the books:)
    I'm a follower.
    bchild5ATaolDOTcom

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  3. I would love to read the Thirteenth Chime
    I'm a GFC follower (Michele)
    rlawrence110(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. I'd like either the Thirteenth Chime or Big Pumpkin
    whitknie(at)hotmail(dot)com
    I'm a follower
    I'm a goodreads friend

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  5. I'd love The Thirteenth Chime!!
    I'm a GFC Follower
    I'm a goodreads friend
    dukesangel002 AT yahoo DOT com

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  6. New GFC follower. I'd love The Thirteenth Chime.

    maeva-dot-queen-at-gmail-dot-com

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  7. I would love either of the first two books.

    +2 gfc follower.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  8. 13th chime
    brandileigh2003@yahoo.com
    friend on goodreads, following through GFC

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  9. The Thirteenth crime

    onceupontwilight(at)live.com

    Follow thru GFC

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  10. Thanks for the great giveaway!!!
    The Thirteenth Chime for me please!!!
    I'm a follower! check out my Spooktacular giveaway, I'm no. 8
    stephanie_xoxo27@yahoo.com

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  11. Any of the three would be great! What a fun idea! I am already a follower of your blog.
    Allison alibabaj AT embarqmail DOT com

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  12. I would like to win Big pumpkin.
    I am a new follower.
    cparkins14 AT teancum.net

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  13. I would like to be entered for all three.
    I am a old gfc follower.
    debbie
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  14. I would love to read Romeo & Juliet & Vampires!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    I am a new GFC Follower

    Kelsey O.
    kopsahl48 AT gmail DOT com

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  15. I would love to read Romeo & Juliet & Vampires or The Thirteenth Chime, both look soooo good!
    - I'm a new follower
    - Added on Goodreads
    Lesley
    lesleykjones AT hotmail DOT com

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  16. I would love a chance to win Juliet & Vampires and The Big Pumpkin.

    jacindahinten(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. oh Liiiissssaaaaa....
    It's ME!!! I think all of them look good, but I definitely loved the Big Pumpkin one. So I guess I'm in for all three, if that's okay. I am a follower of your blog and also a friend on goodreads.

    erachamayAtgmailDotcom

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  18. I'd love to win Romeo & Juliet & Vampires or The Thirteenth Chime!
    shetreadssoftly(at)gamil(dot)com

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  19. Congrats on your first Giveaway :0)
    I'm leaning towards Romeo & Juliet & Vampires gosh that looks so freakin awesome ....LOL
    I'm a GFC follower.
    Beejee77(at)comcast(dot)com

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  20. Awesome this is your first giveaway. I hope you have a good turn out!
    I would like to win the thirteenth chime.
    Thanks for participating
    chaarmedone1512@aol.com

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  21. Hi Lisa! I'd love to win that Romeo & Juliet & Vampires book! LOL! I'm a follower and we're already friends on Goodreads. :-) My email address is jdipastena(AT)yahoo(DOT)com.

    Isn't this blog hop fun? :-)

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  22. I'm a new follower of your blog and on goodreads. I really want Romeo and Juliet and Vampires, but 13 Chimes looks good too... and I'm a sucker for any Halloween themed book!

    katetoweryATgmailDOTcom

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  23. I would love to win The Thirteenth Crime!
    lexieamay(AT)hotmail(DOT)com
    I just became a follower and added you as a friend on Goodreads.

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  24. Thanks so much for the giveaway :)

    Nicole Greene
    pittsy82(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  25. I would love to win the children's book for my daughter :)

    pittsy82(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  26. #1 I follow via Google Connect

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  27. #2 I follow via Google Connect

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  28. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    +2 GFC follower

    Marie Oliva
    ako4eggs at comcast dot net

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  29. Any of them would be great!

    +2 GFC follower

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

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  30. great giveaway
    I would love to win any of them

    Meandi09(at) yahoo.com

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  31. I would like any of them.

    slb3334@gmail.com

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  32. The Thirteenth Chime by Emma Michaels would be my choice.
    I am a follower of your blog and love your giveaway!
    veltara(at)yahoodotcom

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  33. I would like to win Romeo and Juliet and Vampires OR The Thirteenth Chime.

    +2 I am a Google Connect Follower

    +1 Goodreads follower (Jessi E.)

    Thanks,
    Jessi
    jlelliott08 AT gmail DOT com

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  34. I'd love any of the three books.
    +2 - I'm a follower
    +1 - I am a Goodreads friend

    megankyser@gmail.com

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  35. Thanks for the giveaway, be sure to stop by mine :)
    I would like The Thirteenth Chime.
    +2 GFC Follower
    Hafsah @ IceyBooks
    brainytex@gmail.com

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  36. I'd love to be entered for all three!
    GFC follower under the name:
    you_were_almost_right
    Goodreads follower under the name littlebearries
    littlebearries@yahoo.com

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  37. I would love to be entered for the Thirteenth Chime!

    GFC follower as oreo_93 +2
    Asked to be Goodreads follower as Rachelle +1

    Rachelle Hayes
    oreo_93AThotmailDOTcom

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  38. I would love to be entered for The Big Pumpkin!

    melacan at hotmail dot com

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  39. The Thirteenth Chime or Romeo & Juliet & Vampires would be great.

    New follower here and on Goodreads.

    Jennifer
    BookNoise at gmail dot com

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  40. The 13th Chime! : )
    ambience.of.rain {at} gmail.com
    GFC Follower.
    Thanks!

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  41. Thanks for this giveaway! I prefer The Thirteenth Chime by Emma Michaels please.

    lvtink21@wi.rr.com

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  42. Please enter me in this giveaway. I'd be perfectly happy with any of the books but my fave is The Big Pumpkin.
    Thank you,
    Jen
    jryder416 at yahoo dot com

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  43. I'm interested in The Thirteenth Chime and Romeo & Juliet & Vampires.
    rickimc[at]aol[dot]com

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  44. Thanks for the giveaway! I've been dying to read the Thirteenth Chime, but would love to be entered for all three books.

    Following on GFC and friends on Goodreads. :)

    xx,
    E.J.
    From the Shadows
    e.j.stevens.author[at]gmail[dot]com

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  45. I would love the chance at The Thirteenth Chime.

    GFC follower
    GR friend request sent

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  46. I would love to win Romeo & Juliet & vampires Thanks for the chance
    tanyainjville at yahoo com

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  47. Following your blog via Google
    tanyainjville at yahoo com

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  48. #2 following your blog via Google
    tanyainjville at yahoo com

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  49. I'd like the 13th chime
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  50. Any of these would be great! you picked some great books :)

    Amber

    ayoung3360@hotmail.com

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  51. I follow via GFC

    ayoung3360@hotmail.com

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  52. I follow via GFC #2

    ayoung3360@hotmail.com

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  53. Mary D
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    I would love to win the Thirteenth Chime :D

    Thanks!

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  54. I would choose first Romeo and Juliet Vampires. Follower on GFC. Thanks for the chance.
    jsutton.colorado(at)gmail.com

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  55. New follower! I'd love to win The Thirteenth Chime
    nizmart at gmail dot com

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  56. I'm a follower here and on GR.

    I want to read 13 chime then Romeo.

    taffy(dot)lovell@gmail.com

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  57. I would like to read the Thirteenth Chime or the picture book.
    brandonaimeeATgmailDOTcom

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  58. Hey, I'm on the "favorite authors" list with Gordon B. Hinckley. Feeling very humble...

    Signed up (finally) to follow your blog. 13th Chime, please :), or pumpkin book.

    thesetzers (at thingie) mac (dot thingie) com

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  59. I would love either Big Pumpkin or The Thirteenth Chime.

    onebooktime[at]gmail[dot]com

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  60. Nice giveaway! Love the mix of bookish choices you included and the reasons behind them... ^_^

    Book preference: The Thirteenth Chime, or Romeo & Juliet & Vampires

    +1 - sent you a friend request on GoodReads! ^_^

    Thanks for the chance! Off to keep hoppin'!

    Gina
    GRgenius(at)gmail(dot)com

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  61. Any book is good for me!!

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  62. Thanks for the great giveaway.
    I would love to read The Thirteenth Chime.

    +2 for being a follower.

    Happy Halloween!
    apk1princess@live.com

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  63. I'd like The Thirteenth Crime or The Big Pumpkin

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  64. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love Romeo and Juliet or 13th Chime.

    +2 for following

    arallison(at)gmail.com

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  65. The Thirteenth Chime

    Stacy
    Chllybrd(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. great giveaway. I would love to read The Thirteenth Chime
    zenfoxflowerATyahooDOTcom

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  67. I'd love the Romeo and Juliet Book
    rslebron(at)live(dot)com

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  68. all 3 please tho id have to say id like the romeo and juliet one the most

    the picture book would make agreat gift
    and neverheard ofthe 13th chime till now

    mortalsinnATyahoo.com

    friended you on good reads

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  69. new follower
    rslebron(at)live(dot)com

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  70. new follower
    rslebron(at)live(dot)com

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  71. Great book choices! :D I'd be happy to win any of the three :D

    I'm also a GFC follower (.Ambur.) +2
    I added you as a friend on Goodreads too (Ambur Hostyn) +1

    Thanks for the chance to win these awesome books :D

    ♪♫ Ambur
    ambiepie_6(at)hotmail(dot)com
    Burning.x.Impossibly.x.Bright

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  72. Goodreads Friend request sent
    rslebron(at)live(dot)com

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  73. Great giveaway thank you very much I would love the Thirteenth Chime sounds like a good book.
    +2 GFC follower/latishajean
    +1 goodreads/latisha depoortere
    tishajean(at charter(dot net

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  74. I would love to read The Big pumpkin. Thanks! jacquecurl1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  75. 1-new follower jacquecurl1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  76. 2- new follower jacquecurl1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  77. I would love to win The Thirteenth Chime. It just sounds so unique. Thanks for the giveaway.

    findjessyhere at gmail dot com

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  78. I would love to win 'Romeo and Juliet and Vampires' or 'The Thirteenth Chime' both sound great!

    I am now following your blog and I just sent you a friend request on Goodreads.

    ellen_r_hudson(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  79. I would love to win any of them. Thanks for the giveaway!

    jas8929 at gmail dot com

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  80. Thirteenth Chime or Romeo and Juliet and Vampires :)
    +2 Am following you on GFC
    aprilxu2222@gmail.com

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  81. I would love the Thirteenth Chime.

    icewoman96 at gmail dot com

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  82. I would be so happy to win the Big Pumpkin for my daughter. Thanks for the chance.

    mia at jacobsracing dot com

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  83. Thanks for the giveaway. I would pick Thirteenth Crime.

    Judy
    magnolias_1 {at}msn {dot}com

    I also follow your blog-Judy

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  84. Thanks for the giveaway. I'd have to go for Romeo & Juliet & Vampires because it sounds great :op

    New GFC Follower, new GoodReads follower.

    darkwyrmreads at yahoo dot com

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  85. I'd love to read The Thirteenth Chime, sounds awesome.

    Following you on GFC under the name Christine Senter

    Following you on GoodReads under the name Christine Senter

    sapheyerblu AT gmail DOT com

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  86. I would love to read The Thirteenth Chime by Emma Michaels or Romeo & Juliet & Vampires
    floatingonabiscuit at gmail.com

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  87. I would love to win the Pumpkin book or the Romeo & Juliet vampire book.
    us dot pavliks at gmail dot com

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  88. Follow you on GFC under The Pavlik Family
    us dot pavliks at gmail dot com

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  89. Wow! Awesome contest!! I love romeo and juliet and i'd really like to read this version!!

    +2 I'm a new blog follower
    +1 I added you as a friend on goodreads (i'm angelc)

    Thanks!!

    inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

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  90. I would like to win The Thirteenth Chime.
    iii.141592653589793238462643383[at]gmail[dot]com

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  91. I'd like Romeo & Juliet & Vampires, thanks.
    Kat K. at katklaw777 at yahoo dot com
    Thanks.

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  92. Hi, thanks for the giveaway, I'd like to win Thirteenth Chime.

    geckyboz at gmail dot com

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  93. Great Giveaway. I'd be happy with any of the books.
    bkhabel at gmail dot com

    +2 GFC follower

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  94. Thanks for the giveaway! I too would be happy with any of the books! seescootread[at]gmail[dot]com

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  95. I would love to have Big Pumpkin. Or any of the other two!

    +2 I am a Google Connect Follower

    +1 Goodreads follower

    alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  96. Thanks for the giveaway! I would love Romeo and Juliet and Vamps or the 13th Chime
    I am a GFC follower +2
    I am a goodreads follower +1

    marcie(dot)turner(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  97. Lisa, I think I have it this time. I would like Romeo and Juliet and Vamps or the child's book. RoSeMaRy one six six one (at) msn dot com

    Rosemary

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  98. YEAY!!!!! Thank you so much for using The Thirteenth Chime!!!!!!!!!!! I was SOOO Thrilled going through the giveaways and finding this!!!!! Thank you! You just made my night!!!!!!!! Feel free to e-mail me and I will send you some swag!

    Sincerely,
    Emma Michaels
    Emma_Michaels@hotmail.com
    http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com

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  99. All 3 books look great :).

    I am a gfc follower - pams00

    Pam S
    pams00 @ aol.com

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  100. I'd love any of the books
    Vicki
    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  101. I would love to be entered for The Thirteenth Chime. Thank you so much.

    I'm a GFC follwer as sablelexi
    I sent a goodreads friend request as Jennelle

    Jennelle
    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

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  102. I would love 'Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman'! Thanks for the chance to win!

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

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  103. The Thirteenth Chime by Emma Michaels looks so good.

    tdlsfm(at)gmail(dot)com

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  104. I'd like the Thirteenth Chime.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

    bloggyig at gmail dot com

    +2 GFC follower

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  105. Great giveaway! The Thirteenth Chime sounds really good!

    ferretvamp14[at]live[dot]com

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  106. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I am a follower +2 and a friend on Goodreads +1
    I'd like to win either The Thirteenth Chime by Emma Michaels or Romeo & Juliet & Vampires =)

    -Sophia
    sophiayunjin @ gmail.com

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  107. I would love to win any of these books. :) Thank you for the giveaway.

    +2 GFC follower (Melanie L)
    +1 requested you as a friend on Goodreads (Melanie L)

    peacelily_2006(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  108. The Thirteenth Chime sounds interesting!

    a(dot)long(at)tcu(dot)edu

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  109. Please enter me for all books 2 & 3.

    +2 Signed up to follow
    +1 Requested to be friends on Goodreads

    seriousreaderATliveDOTcom

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  110. Thanks for the giveaway! Please enter me for The Thirteenth Chime and Romeo & Juliet & Vampires.

    +2 GFC Follower
    +1 i requested to be friends on Goodreads

    jessica b
    jecca.0104ATgmailDOTcom

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  111. I'm a new follower

    +2

    I would love to win any of these books. Thanks for a great giveaway!

    Christinabean
    clderwee at gmail dot com

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  112. I would love The Thirteenth Chime.
    djeanq(at)gmail(dot)com

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  113. Enter me for the Thirteenth Chime please!

    +2 GFC follower
    +1 goodreads follower

    ashleysbookshelf[at]gmail[dot]com

    Ashley's Bookshelf

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  114. I would love the Thirteenth Chime or Romeo and Juliet and Vampires.

    +2 I'm a GFC follower

    -Elena
    elenasalvatore95(at)gmail(dot)com

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  115. I would like to win the Thirteenth Chime or Romeo and Juliet and Vampires...

    +2 For following on GFC

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  116. I would love to win the Thirteenth Chime.
    +2 I'm a GFC follower.
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  117. great giveaway
    gfc follower
    drakebdog@gmail.com

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  118. I would most like Big Pumpkin but would enjoy any of them. Please enter me and thanks.
    Heather Henderson: hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com
    +2 Follow via GFC

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  119. Awesome giveaway!

    I would prefer to win The Thirteenth Chime, but I wouldn't mind any of the others. (I LOVED the Big Pumpkin as a kid!)

    +2 GFC Follower by same name
    +1 Goodreads Friend Kristina Barnes

    Kristina, angelmistress[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  120. The Thirteenth Crime looks awesome!! My e-mail is: mclaingreen (at) yahoo (dot) com. I am also a new follower and friend on Goodreads!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  121. I would love the 13th chime!

    Manda
    crazypplrok(at)gmail(dot)com

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  122. I would truly love to win Romeo & Juliet
    JoanneMaria
    JoanneMaria3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  123. Great giveaway!
    I can't decide!! Okayyyyy Thirteenth Chime. Arrgggg.
    I'm a new follower!!
    tmdahle@centurytel.net

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  124. Thanks for participating! Count me in for all three!
    +2 new GFC follower (Bornajhawk)
    +1 Goodreads friend (Laura Henderson)

    BornajhawkATaolDOTcom

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  125. This looks like a lot of fun Lisa!! It will definitely get me into reading again!! I am following you on blogspot, good reads. The 13th Chime looked interesting to me.
    ekbugbyATmsnDOTcom
    Good Job! I will have to start something like that!! :)
    (Lizzie Berry-Bugby)

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