Friday, June 10, 2011

PARTY 'TIL YOUR HEELS FLY OFF: MEGA AUTHOR BLOG HOP TOUR (JUNE 13-20)

WELCOME ABOARD TO THE
PARTY OF YOUR LIFETIME!

PARTY 'TILL YOUR HEELS FLY OFF:
MEGA AUTHOR BLOG HOP




TOUR RULES:

1)  HAVE FUN!!!

2)  INVITE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS!!! SPREAD THE WORD!!!

3)  THIS TOUR STARTS:  Monday, June 13, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
      THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, June 20, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
      Winners will be drawn and posted June 21st! *** 

4)  MEET AND MINGLE WITH ALL THE AUTHORS! EXPERIENCE A NEW PARTY DESTINATION AT EVERY STOP! PARTICIPATE IN EVERY BLOG CONTEST AND BE ENTERED FOR CHANCES TO WIN MULTIPLE PRIZES! EVERY BLOG VISITED IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO WIN!!

5)  PARTICIPATION AT ALL BLOGS IS RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. REMEMBER, THE MORE BLOGS YOU HOP, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING PRIZES. EVERY AUTHOR IS WAITING TO MEET AND INTERACT WITH YOU, SO PLEASE BE SURE TO SHOW EVERY AUTHOR SOME LOVE!

6)  DID I MENTION TO HAVE FUN?  WHOO! HOO!! HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOO!

***Authors have full discretion to choose an alternate winner in the event any winner fails to claim their prize(s) within 72 hours of their name being posted or after notification of win, whichever comes first. Anyone who participates in this blog hop tour is subject to these rules***

WELCOME TO:
MASQUERADE

MASQUERADE: Somewhere, on a cool marble dance floor, festive dancers are twirling to the haunted echoes of cellos and violins. With the swoosh of floating ball gowns, mystery conceals the regal faces of high society Sirs and Madames. Plump, pouted lips are rouged dark with crimson. The seductive flutter of glittered lids and kohl-lined lashes tease masculine suitors with sultry, heated gazes. Staring through  the sculpted art of vibrant painted masks, you struggle to find what lies beneath the facade. Hidden in the shadows of plumed feathers, faceted jewels, and the recoiled bounce of corkscrew curls, you yearn to possess the unknown secrets of your soul.

The music stops, but only for a moment. Captured by the vivid green gaze glowing at you through the black satin finish of his mask, this pale, raven-haired suitor makes his way towards you. His stare never falters from your face. Holding your breath, your lungs begin to beg for air. The beat of your heart thunders against the bodice of your dress. Well aware of his hunt, every instinct promises the thrill of the chase. This handsome rogue has made you his prey. Approaching with long, confident strides, he stakes his claim with the fancy display of a gentleman's bow and the introduction of his name.

Dorien's knowing, emerald eyes twinkle with mischief. He slowly lifts your hand towards the rakish grin commandeering every delicious plain of his perfect, sculpted face. Groaning upon impact, the frigid feel of his mouth bestows a scandalous kiss on the inside flesh of your wrist. Pulled into the safety of his muscled embrace, the unnatural coolness of his touch ignites a fire that threatens to consume you. Leading you into the newest song of waltz, it's finally your turn to dance...only this time...it's forever. 

SPARTAN HEART:
LOSING IT ALL PLACES YOU
IN A POSITION TO GAIN EVERYTHING.

TIME MEANS NOTHING WHEN THE ONE DESTINED TO LOVE YOUR HEART HAS WAITED CENTURIES!





Sent away to college in America, Evangeline swore she would never return to England. Anger loses its value when tragedy forces her home to assume ownership of the family's beloved Greco-Roman museum.

Placing a foolish, drunken kiss on a Greek statue in the museum's basement, Evangeline unknowingly frees a Spartan prince from an evil oracle's curse. Suddenly, her lonely life is invaded by the rakish man with knowing emerald green eyes who never eats or sleeps, and seems to know her every thought and feeling.

Falling in love is dangerous, especially when it's with a man who has already been claimed by the bitter oracle Demona. From the moment of her kiss, Evangeline is swept into Dorien's world of mystery, danger, and passion. The Oracle's fury only mounts as they unravel Demona's darkest secrets, but not before Demona finds out about their unborn half-breed immortal twins.

Demona uses her knowledge of the future to manipulate, but sometimes love has a will, and a heart...of its own.

About the Author:
Kristine Cheney is 39, and is a published author with Astraea Press. She is currently writing the Spartan Heart Saga series and has released Spartan Heart, Part One, and Spartan Heart, Part Two. She is currently writing the next book in the series, Spartan Surrender, which is expected to be released by Fall 2011. Three more books are planned to follow. 

An Arizona native, Kristine lives in Surprise and has been married 21 years to her high school sweetheart Brett. She is the mother of Taryn, Brett, and Zackary, and is a young Grammy to Parker, Ivy, and baby Evely'nn. A huge labrador lover, she is also mom to yellow lab Magnus and to the very naughty (and huge) white Labra-doodle puppy Brody.

Hobbies include writing passionate love stories that involve chivalrous characters, dashing adventure, forked humor, and the ever-true good vs. evil dilemma. Her favorite place to relax is anywhere within close proximity to a beach or wooded lake. A huge history buff, she plans to one day make a trek across the US to get her fill of American wonder (with hubby, labs, and lap top in tow). She loves a good hot cup of coffee with Creme Brulee liquid creamer and sugar. A maestro with a bag of frosting, Wilton cake decorating lessons only fueled her artistic fire. She is pretty darn awesome at crankin' out a deluxe wedding, baby shower, or themed birthday cake that will make your toes curl.
*Please look to the left of this blog and add all of my links!* 
SPARTAN HEART CONTEST:

1)  Please click "Follow" on the left side of this blog! (I follow back!)

2)  Leave me a question or a comment here at my blog below. Please also leave your email address so I can notify you in case you are a winner!

3)  Go to my fan page at: www.facebook.com/AuthorKristineCheney and leave me a brief comment. If you like what you see, feel free to become a fan by "Liking" my page.
4) Click on my Twitter link and follow me at: www.twitter.com/SpartanHrtBooks  

5) If you have a Goodreads account, add me as a friend at: http://www.goodreads.com/authorkristinecheney
6)  Come back to my blog and click the link posted below to hop to the next blog contest! Good luck!

PRIZES FOR THIS CONTEST:

1) Grand Prize: A .pdf e-book of Spartan Heart, Part One, and Spartan Heart, Part Two, plus one Spartan Heart coffee mug, and two autographed bookmarks!!!

2) First Place Prize: A .pdf e-book of Spartan Heart, Part One, and Spartan Heart, Part Two, plus two autographed bookmarks!!!

3) Second Place Prizes:  Multiple winners will be chosen to receive a .pdf e-book of Spartan Heart, Part One, plus one autographed bookmark!!!

4) Third Place Prizes: Multiple winners will be chosen to receive an autographed bookmark!!!




Thank you for coming to my party!
I hope you had a fabulous time!

ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR
NEXT PARTY STOP AT
AUTHOR JOANNE KENRICK'S
DESTINATION?
KICK OFF THOSE HEELS AND PUT ON YOUR BEST SOUTHERN DRAWL...YOU'RE HEADING TO A GONE WITH THE WIND PARTY EXTRAVAGANZA!
CLICK HERE: 

64 comments:

  1. THIS LOOKS SO COOL!!!!! You're blown my mind! How do you blow someone's mind?
    dakotagirl16AThotmailDOTcom

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  2. Ok, I want to post again so you know I did everything. I'm a facebook fan as Chelsea Karson, I follow you on twitter as ChelseaCarson1 and we're goodreads friends (Chels). Thank you!!!!!
    P.S.: I follow as Chelsea Carson

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  3. Great post! You put it together beautifully :) I'm so jealous. I'm still learning how to put great-looking posts together at my Realm.

    Andrea
    andipandi10@msn.com

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  4. Ditto on what Chelsea said...did all of the above!

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  5. I want to skip this contest! But want to tell whoever wins YOU ARE GETTING AN AWESOME PRIZE!!!! :)
    Shannon Johnson!

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  6. I've done all of the above. I have read both of your wonderful books but I would adore a cup and bookmarks! One of your biggest fans!

    Leanne_gag[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  7. Done all of the above as far as I'm aware!

    shadowestr@aol. com is my email!

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  8. I did all the above too! Great giveaway, as always :D

    Big hug!

    Alexandra Garcia
    @Sontrei

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  9. I want to say thanks for organising all of this. You've done an amazing job!! Your blog is awesome and I can only hope that by the time the next blog hop rolls round i can do something of a similar quality! I'm fairly sure i've already liked your page but I'll double check and i am on goodreads so i'll be off to add you over there.

    jennyt82@ymail.com

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  10. I am only commenting to let you know that I stopped by, you knew I would! I am not entering yours since i already have it all ;) your book is great and I can`t wait for more people to read it! Love you girl....
    heltondexter@yahoo.com

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  11. @chelseacarson1: Thank you so much, Chelsea! I'm so glad you enjoyed the hop! Best fo luck to you in the contest. Thank you for becoming a new fan. xoxoxo

    Kristine

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  12. @Andrea: Hello! I know...it really does take a lot of experimentation to get the hang of decorating a blog. Thank you for visiting, Sweetie! Thank you for adding all my links. :)

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  13. @iandssmom: You are the proud Grand Prize Winner of the May's hop! I do hope you're enjoying that fabulous mug with your coffee and your .pdf copies of Spartan Heart, Parts I&II, every morning! Hehehe! Thank you for visiting my blog, sweetie! Enjoy the hop and many wishes for successful wins, my friend. :)

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  14. @Leanne109: Awwww.....thank you so much! I'm still reveling in both of my 5-Star reviews you gave to Spartan Heart, Part One, and Part Two! xoxoxoxo

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  15. Wow! Everything on your blog looks amazing! I am looking forward to reading these.
    Leticha Brewster
    Kandlekraze@yahoo.com

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  16. @shadowestr: Thank you for joining the hop! You were one of May's blog hop winners! I hope you are enjoying your prize. Thank you for adding all my links. Best of luck to you in the hop contests, sweetie! xoxo

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  17. @Alexandra Roxana: Thank you so much, my friend. I hope you love the hop. Good luck in winning lots of booty! Hehehehe!

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  18. @jennifertalli: Thank you, sweetie! I'm so glad you decided to be a part of this hop. As soon as I get a chance, I plan to follow every author's blog for myself. I hope this hop is everything you hoped it would be. The best part is meeting amazing fans and talented authors to call friends. xoxoxoxo

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  19. @rhonda: And I love you, too, my biggest fan in the world! Hehehehe! xoxoxoxo *kiss* Have fun in the hop...I hope you score big like you did last time. :)

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  20. @Tich: Awwww....Thank you so much. I'm so glad we have become friends. It is a pleasure getting to know you. Thank you for all your fine compliments. Best luck and wishes in the contest and in your hop! xoxoxoxo

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  21. Thanks for doing this! :D

    twilighter.jm@gmail.com

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  22. Hiii! awesome giveaway! I really enjoy this giveaway hops I always learn something new! last one I've learn about pretty spectacular places! Yay! Thank you for doing this!
    Im already a follower on your blog and others!
    GFC: Gisele Alvarado, FB: Ileana Alvarado, Goodreads: Gisselle and twitter: @Gisselle_Alv

    ilepachequin(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  23. @JLynn: You are so welcome. Please help spread the word about the hop. Thank you so much for visiting. I hope you enjoy the hop. Good luck to you in all of the contests. :) xoxoxo

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  24. @Gisselle: Awww....Thank you, hunny! I am so thankful we are friends. Many, many wishes for lots of winning success. All the hop posts are so different, it is almost like going on vacation! Hehehehe! Please help spread the word about the hop. I would so appreciate it, my friend. xoxoxo

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  25. OH wow I am loving this blog hop because without it I would have never heard of these books and I love anything to do with Spartan's Greeks , you name it.

    I'm a follower-BLHmistress
    Goodreads -Donna Newman
    Twitter @BookLovershaway
    FB-Dawna Newman

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. SO,SO COOL!
    Thanks!
    Rebecca
    rbooth43(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. thank you so much for putting this together!!! I had so much fun! I do not have twitter, but I am already following you on everything else :) I have already read part 1 but I really want to read part 2!!!! Thanks again!!! (and dont worry i have the updated programs now :p) tannis.herron@yahoo.ca

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  28. Hey, Kristine!

    I too, want to thank you for getting the blog hop off the ground! I love the masks in your post. I've always wanted to go to a masquerade ball! ;-)

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  29. Hi Mother! Ellen here, I was so excited for this blog hop that I barely slept last night (sort of) xD Here's my email: vampyreprincess109@gmail.com
    I wish you and the other authors the best of luck for running the blog hop smoothly! (: I really like the brief "story" you posted about us being on the dance floor and dorien coming towards us, what a way to start my morning, with a hot spartan warrior/prince kissing my hand at a masquerade ball -sigh- <3

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  30. Thanks a bunch!!

    GFC Michele Luker

    jmluker at winco dot net

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  32. Hey!!I love your books and Dorien and the short story about him coming up to us was great and dreamy^^
    I follow you MelissaSanchezDempsey
    I follow you on twitter: @MelissaDempsey1
    Goodreads: ElizabethGold
    Facebook: Melissa Sanchez Dempsey
    Thanks for the giveaway!!
    Sorry forgot to leave my email^^
    melissasanchezdempsey@hotmail.com

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  33. Wow this is such an awesome chance for people =D
    I've done everything needed too.
    Facebook- Mickey HotRod Marshall
    Twitter- Rockangel101
    Goodreads- Mikila Marshall
    Thanks for the giveaway =)
    Email mickeypowell@aol.com

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  34. Oh wow awesome giveaway love, I have everything love!!:))) thanks for this!!

    Coastiecolellas@hotmail.com

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  35. Your blog is awesome! New follower on GFC

    skpetal at hotmail dot com

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  36. Good luck with your Spartan Saga!

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  37. Oh yeah, my e-mail is krissy dot clowe at yahoo dot com.

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  38. Great blog, awesome pic. Not entering the for the prizes but have to ask. Which mask would you wear to a masquerade ball?

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  39. I LOVE the graphics! I am friends on FB, requested you on GR, I'm following you here :) I have to say I actually own a mask... do you?

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  40. well, I did it all, a long time ago ;) lol. I love you and you know that♥ holding my breath for that coffee mug though because it is STUNNING and I WANT IT! ;)
    tfalick(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  41. Oh the pictures are beautiful. I would so love to be at this masquerade. You have made it an exciting place to be.

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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  42. I love masquerades. They're so much fun. Already following and liking you. Your mug is just amazing
    mmbourassa(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  43. Wow lovley How I love these blog hops !! very exciting and I love how you have put yours together ;) masquerades always remind me of romance and passion !!!! I follow you everywhere !!! Great giveaway !!!! Ur mug is amazing ** the coffee one that is giggles ** Cant wait for more Connor !!!! and spartans how long do I have to wait ** taps fingers on table ** lol..

    kat
    kittee_cat@bigpond.com

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  44. I adore the masquerade theme! :) It reminds me of my senior prom! Thanks so much for the blog hop! Such a spectacular group of authors participating. I am super excited to go check out everyone's pages and enter to win some awesome stuff, like your lovely Spartan Hearts mug. *sigh* I really need to get me one of those!

    I'm already following you and friends with you!

    Kristina H
    kristinaleigh1@hotmail.com

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  45. I absolutely love the masquerade theme. I actually just finished reading a book with a masquerade party scene. Ah, I loved that part! I'll be checking out the blog hop. :D I already have your pages on FB as Jennifer Gonzalez,Google follower: Jennie, Twitter: un3xpectedfate but I just added you on Goodreads as Jennie.

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  46. Thanks for putting this fun blog hop together!!! :)

    Lisa

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  47. Thank you so much for this blog hop! I have been a follower for a while now and love the sound of your books. I would LOVE to win a copy of them. Thank you for the giveaways!
    GFC: June M.
    Facebook: June Manning
    Twitter: JuneAnnM
    Goodreads: June Manning

    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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  48. Thanks so much for doing this.

    casper131979@hotmail.com

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  49. Okay Kristine, I liked you on Facebook, followed your blog, AND we are already friends on goodreads. Thanks for all your hard work putting this hop together!

    feliciarogersauthor(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. Im still wanting to read your books:)
    I follower by emai
    Facebook and im a GF follower as well

    Thanks for the giveaway

    elliott2668(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  52. Hi! So glad I found the beginning of the blog hop!! I have read about your books on Sassy Book Lovers on FB! So glad to find you here! Have clicked follow/like/become a fan on everything!!
    SydneyTwiMum @gmail.com
    Glad to be able to discover new material to read :) Looks like so much fun!
    ~ SydneyGen

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  53. This has been a blast. Loved the book trailer and now I'm following the blog, twitter, Good Reads, and Facebook.

    maw1725@gmail.com

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  54. I love your post! Thanks for the great giveaway.
    GFC follower as Diana
    Twitter as @artdem83
    FB fan as Demitra Giote
    GoodReads as Diana

    artgiote at gmail dot com

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  55. What an interesting basis for a story. Where did you get the idea for the immortal 'statue' and wronged oracle? Did you base much on conventional mythology?

    EnglishteacherchickATgmailDOTcom

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  56. I've been in love with this series ever since I stumbled on Astraea Press. I've got them on my TBR list

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  57. What are you working on next? Although my blog is one of the stops on this tour, I'm just now getting started on doing the tour myself. My DH and I both have books coming out soon and there's just so much to do. You understand, I'm sure. Thanks for being such a great organizer!!
    vonnie.davis at ymail dot com

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  58. Great Giveaway Friend!!
    I soooo want a piece of Dorien!! Can I win him, with a big bow on!!? LOL

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  59. This is such a great giveaway! Following you on all mentioned ;)

    legallycaz(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  60. fb Lindsay Ann
    twitter Icecream1891
    GFC Krystal Larson
    Good Reads Krystal Carson
    I think I already did all of this for you before ^^ Your blog looks terrific by the way. Do you base any of your characters after your own qualities? edysicecreamlover18ATgmailDOTcom

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  61. Hi Kristine,

    Everyone I have read Part 1 and really liked it, Dorien is gorgeously written and rather breath taking character. Oh and Tommy is a great character, loved him.

    Kristine can you give us a quote from Dorien that gives nothing away from Part 2:D

    Michelle A.
    tintinbrains@bigpond.com

    I follow under goodreads
    fb novelsontherun
    twitter I am at full capacity dont want to boot anybody,darn silly twitter rules, would think they would give us some more spots.
    gfc novels on the run

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  62. I cannot wait to dive into this, sounds like an amazing read. Thanks for the chance to win and I'm having fun on the hop :)

    GFC follower
    facebook fan and left comment-Jolene Allcock
    twitter follower-@joleneallcock
    requested on goodreads-Jolene Allcock

    june111(at)att(dot)net

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  63. the pic and the book look great i read some older book that have the masquerade type of book and they are great i love your gift and would cherish them

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