Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Guest Post & $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: Love Beyond Sight by Rebecca Royce

Original Title: Love Beyond Sight
Series: The Outsiders #4
Author: Rebecca Royce
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Published Date: March 24th 2012
Genre: Fantasy, Romance


BOOK DESCRIPTION

In Love Beyond Sanity, Eden Roan awoke in a mental hospital, unsure of how she got there. Nearly discovered by a demon, she is rescued by a voice in her mind who saves her life by transforming her figure into something the demon doesn't want to look at.  The voice tells her she is his but that they will never, ever meet.  As time progresses, Eden becomes more and more convinced that the voice is just her imagination playing tricks on her.  It can't possibly be her destined soul mate.
Or can it?

Samuel Quinn was horribly disfigured by the demon when he was a child. He can't stand looking at himself and does not want Eden to see him. Luckily, his powers allow him to hide himself using other people's features as his own.  But when Eden needs him, Samuel will have to step forward to save her even if he can never let her see the real him.

Can there be love without sight? Or will the demon finally have them all just where he wants them?

EXCERPT

After he’d put the car back where he’d stolen it from, checking to see if there was any evidence that owner had noticed that lack of the car and finding none, he hoofed it back to his apartment complex.  Even though he knew how to dress properly for the cold, by the time he got home he felt frozen to his core.  The cold air had helped his burning skin to relax for a while.  Maybe he could get one more day out of his new features.

Maybe.

He unlocked the door and hadn’t stepped inside more than an inch when the first blow struck him on the side of the head.  He saw stars as he hit the ground.  What the hell? He could hardly think.  Shit. What had hit him? 

Using force of will alone, barely managed to roll to the side before the next whack nearly struck him again.  A streak of strawberry-blond flew by his eyes. 

“Eden?” 

He heard a gasp. “How do you know who I am?” 

Samuel managed to open one eye long enough to see she stood above him holding a chair leg over her head.  She looked fierce and stunning like some kind of warrior goddess taking down her prey.  Hell, she’d broken his chair. 

“I know you.  It’s hard to explain.”  Or maybe it wasn’t but he couldn’t be sure.  His head felt heavy and he couldn’t make sense of much.  Everything looked sort of blurry.

“Your voice.” Eden’s lovely face came into focus for a moment before it blurred out again.  Her eyes furrowed as she tried to make sense of things. He didn’t blame her. This whole thing was damn confusing.

“I know your voice.” 

He tried to nod and had to close his eyes.  Wow, she’d really gotten him.  “Yes, you do.”


GUEST POST BY REBECCA ROYCE

Before reading the guest post, here is something about the author..

As a teenager, Rebecca Royce would hide in her room to read her favorite romance novels when she was supposed to be doing her homework. She hopes, these days, that her parents think it was well worth it.

Rebecca is the mother of three adorable boys and is fortunate to be married to her best friend. They live in northern New Jersey and try not to freeze too badly during the winter months.

She's in love with science fiction, fantasy, and the paranormal and tries to use all of these elements in her writing. She's been told she's a little bloodthirsty so she hopes that when you read her work you'll enjoy the action packed ride that always ends in romance. Rebecca loves to write series because she loves to see characters develop over time and it always makes her happy to see her favorite characters make guest appearances in other books.

In Rebecca Royce's world anything is possible, anything can happen, and you should suspect that it will.

LESSONS I LEARNED FROM MY HERO

In Love Beyond Sight, Samuel is burned very badly and has scars all over his face.  He’s embarrassed and doesn’t think Eden will like him as he is.  His particular powers allow him to temporarily change faces, to borrow the features of people he touches.  But its only a temporary fix.

Ultimately, Samuel has to be who he is. Switching identities doesn’t work for very long and he is forced to come out into the world as himself.  As I went through these lessons with Samuel, I found myself thinking about my own life.  What are the things about myself that make me uncomfortable? When I go to a conference or a dinner party, what am I worrying about? How do I handle meeting new people in new circumstances?

Samuel helped me to see that I have to be who I am, that there are things about myself that I simply cannot change and that most likely people will like me even if I am carrying around a little extra weight or my hair gets frizzy.  If someone doesn’t like me because I have NO fashion sense, I don’t want them around anyway.

Thanks so much for having me today and for letting me talk about Samuel!

GIVEAWAY

Rebecca will be giving away a $50 Amazon.com GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour and a $50 Amazon.com GC to the host with the most comments.

So, comment in this post for a chance to win $50 Amazon Gift Card!  Thanks for stopping by!

This post was part of the blog tour for Goddess Fish Promotions.


116 comments:

  1. Thanks for having this! (:

    thisgirlreads@gmail.com

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  2. This really looks like an intriguing story, something different. :) Thanks for the great contest. -laura

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  3. As the mother of a teenager who reads while he should be doing homework, I felt most encouraged by your wonderful author.
    M.C.V. Egan
    http://www.thebridgeofdeaths.com

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  4. WOW this book sounds amazing
    and thx for this super giveaway

    karlaihdez(at)gmail (dot)com

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  5. BTW i forgot im a new folower from book blogs

    http://karlacc-bookaddict.blogspot.mx/

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  6. I like the direction the plot seems to take, but I bet there are a few twists, to keep the reader guessing! Looks like an awesome read!

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  7. Sounds like an intriguing story. Great post from the author as well!

    geekgirl at comcast dot net

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  8. I am so intrigued! Will definitely b getting a copy...The giveaway is awesome too so thanks!

    scintidam@gmail.com

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  9. This books sounds really interesting, I enjoyed the excerpt :)

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  10. I just found you on Book blogs, and am following you via NetworkedBlogs. This book looks killer, and I must say the cover is outstanding. Very nicely done!

    Cheers
    greg at gramico dot com

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  11. Intriguing book! I found you on Book Blogs, and this book sounds wonderful.

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  12. Well, I cannot resist a gift card. Nothing lost, nothing gained.

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  13. Book sounds awesome, it would be scary to awake not knowing anything let alone in a mental hospital, throw the demons in and the voice in her head and maybe she woke up in the right place. I would love to read this! Super Cool thanks
    Krista
    bookreviewclub(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. Sounds like an interesting book. I saw a girl with that color hair today... If I win the gift card, contact me through my website www.proxybyjasonmallory.com thanks!

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  15. Intriguing story! And wow, your site really has a fantastic, uplifting design! Love the bubbles and the little bluebird flying into the comment box.

    Nice to meet you. :)

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  16. Vidya, I am fascinated by your little bluebird of happiness that followed as I read through the comments! Rebecca, that sounds like a unique premise, good luck with the new release and thanks for sharing!

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  17. From the review I think this will be one good love story, which will tell that love is blind and love never expects anything.. The review is Nice and also the Excerpts..

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  18. Sound fascinating to me... Next in my list of 'Books To Read' for sure...
    And I like the author's statement "I have to be who I am"...

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  19. pretty cover! I keep on wnating to read way too many books!

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  20. This sounds like an awesome book! It's one that I will be looking forward to read.

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  21. "Fantasy", the genre which I like to read.... and this book seems like one that I should go for...
    And the Blog looks Cool too Vidya...

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  22. THank you so much for having me!

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  23. It does sound like an interesting read and the cover is beautiful. I also love the guest post. So many people find it hard to accept who they are. Thanks for this opportunity.

    Liz_davis1@yahoo.com
    www.novel-moments.blogspot.com

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  24. Great giveaway - Thanks for hosting!

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  25. Reading when she was supposed to study... Hey, I do the same :D

    fetachan@gmail.com

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  26. Reading instead of doing homework...a girl after my own heart. This sounds like a really interesting book. Thanks!

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  27. I don't read paranormal but I have to admit this book sounds really really good. Rebecca good luck on your mktg for this one. =D Thanks for the giveaway too!

    Tina 'the book lady'
    http://familyliteracy2.blogspot.com
    http://givingnsharing.blogspot.com

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  28. Wow! I am going to look into this series. It sounds amazing! Thanks!
    Jeannette
    www.walkingonbookshelves.blogspot.com

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  29. Interesting story and beautiful cover. I don't normally read this genre but this book sounds really good!
    Stacy
    stacygreenauthor.com

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  30. This sounds like an amazing paranormal read!
    prettyhaydengurl at yahoo dot com

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  31. The book sounds really interesting! I'll have to add it to my to read list!

    heathercim.wordpress.com

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  32. Love the cover!

    Nicole.Zoltack@gmail.com

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  33. This is a new author to me but I really love the sound of this book. And I find it uniquely wonderful in that the hero is not the handsome, dashing type read about in most books where woman swoon when he looks at them. There is something to be said for a more realistic hero like this one that faces fears and has flaws. Definitely a book I want to read.
    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

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  34. This is a new author to me but I really love the sound of this book. And I find it uniquely wonderful in that the hero is not the handsome, dashing type read about in most books where woman swoon when he looks at them. There is something to be said for a more realistic hero like this one that faces fears and has flaws. Definitely a book I want to read.
    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

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  35. I love these types of books. Thank you!

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  36. If I am not mistaken this is book 4 in a series. If I win the gift card I will be using it to buy the series!!! Thank you for the giveaway.
    laurathomas61@att.net

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  37. I have really enjoyed following your tour. This book sounds really exciting. I am looking forward to reading it.

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  38. Great review...thanks for sharing!

    And, I hope we both win! :)

    wowknk at gmail dot com

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  39. Great review, this book sounds really interesting and unusual because it has a hero who isn't perfect.

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  40. Love the cover and sounds like a great tale. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  41. Great post! The cover looks gorgeous and this book is definitely ending up in my TBR! darkfranny @ gmail . com

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  42. I think we all worry about what other people think about us. Which is sad. :(
    Deb
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  43. ur insecurities, don't we? Although it must certainly be more difficult for burn victims or people who are disfigured by accidents or illnesses. Even when I was bald (from cancer treatments), I was very self-conscious. It was worse when my mother encouraged me to wear a hat...because it made other people "uncomfortable" to see me bald! I got to the point where I said "too bad"...I don't want to wear a hat and I don't care who likes it or doesn't like it. You just have to get comfortable in your own skin.

    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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  44. The premise of the books sounds great. It's not like all the others. Something about it intriques me. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the great giveaway. Hope I win so I can turn around and buy the book!
    debbiecocchio@yahoo.com

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  45. "...hide in her room to read her favorite romance novels when she was supposed to be doing her homework..." hahaha...this sound so much like me!
    i hope to win this...i live too far away from a decent bookstore filled with the books i actually want to read

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  46. Romance isn't usually my thing, but I'm tempted.

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  47. An interesting twist on romance! Good luck,
    Susan McKinney de Ortega

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  48. for me, the cover is what the makes the book gorgeous :D

    Thanks for having this giveaway anyway. Hope I win :)

    aragonmarius(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  49. sounds really good to me. Good reads are the best. Thanks for the giveaway.
    masugr at yahoo dot com

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  50. looks like a great book, thanks for posting this.
    pug_ugly [at] msn [dot] com

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  51. Thanks for the international giveaway!!

    sweety225(at)rocketmail(dot)com

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  52. Very interesting book, sounds great! ^^

    ellaangelus@gmail.com

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  53. this boooks sounds amazing


    thx for the tip and the giveawa

    karlaihdez(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. Wow really love the cover! Thanks for the great giveaway I cant wait to read this book!

    megnate at telus dot net

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  55. I think this is a wonderful story & I love that you walked away with the belief that it's not how you look that matters. I think that's one of the things I have struggled with the most (all of my life). Thank you for sharing!

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  56. This sounds great and I love the cover! Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a new follower. :o)

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  57. Thanks for this great giveaway! :)

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  58. Thanks for the reminder in Love Beyond Sight that we can only be who we are inside. By trying to be someone else, we just create more problems for ourselves. It's only taken me all these years to really accept that reality. I'm still trying to find out who I am!

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  59. I'm intrigued by the unique sound of this book. :)
    Thanks for the giveaway. -laura
    L_Hogg at comcast dot net

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  60. Really a wonderful read. After a long time. Would love to share it with my friends and will.

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  61. I smiled when I read she hid in her room and read romance novels instead of doing homework..sounds just like me, except I was reading comic books XD

    Thank you for the giveaway, I hope I win!
    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

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  62. Wow that certainly looks like a great book! Another addition to my never-ending TBR list! Thanks for the giveaway:)

    flame_2712@hotmail.com

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  63. Awesome giveaway and very generous author. Count me in :)
    stacybooks at yahoo

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  64. Love the colors on your blog and the book sounds interesting.

    alibraryofourown@gmail.com

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  65. This sounds interesting, I will take a look!

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  66. I like that you are using his disfigurement as part of his character. We all try to hide behind something, don't we?

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  67. This looks like a great read! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  68. Sounds like a great book. Thanks. Donna

    mylife.onestoryatatime@yahoo.com

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  69. Very nice post. Thanks for sharing more about the character.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  70. Love it this sounds like an awesome read! New follower to your wonderful blog via GFC, NB and linky thanks:)
    Krista
    bookreviewclubblog@aol.com

    US

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  71. Sounds very intriguing and reminds a little of Beauty and the Beast fairy tale!
    oloore at gmail dot com

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  72. Great excerpt! I want to learn more about Samuel! Thanks for the giveaway!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

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  73. Thanks for introducing me to this author - this is the first I heard about this novel and it sounds great. Lovely cover too!

    danaan at gmx dot at

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  74. Is it based on a fairy tale? Sounds lovely!

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  75. Tink Rhonda Lee Mse21 April 2012 at 13:22

    Great blog! and great competition, I'm @snowted on Twitter and Tink Rhonda Lee Mse on Facebook.

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  76. When does the competition close?

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  77. another book on my wish list! fab giveaway

    many thanks

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  78. sounds interesting

    nazimkhurram(at)yahoodotcom

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  79. Thanks for the giveaway! Sounds really good.

    stephanie.verhaegen@hotmail.com

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  80. Sounds like an amazing book. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Characterizedbookblog@gmail.com

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  81. Sounds like a good book!

    Sharon3960 [at] yahoo [.] com

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  82. This is one to put on my list of books to read! Thanks x

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  83. I love that the hero is ugly beyond words, fascinating to say the least. Felt instantly drawn to Samuel and compelled to follow his journey till the very end.

    Keeping my fingers crossed for this must read, thank you.

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  84. Interesting story and beautiful cover. I don't normally read this genre but this book sounds really good!

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  85. I don't usually read books about the paranormal, but this book is about hiding and admitting your own imperfections to the people you love. It's really inspiring and thought-provoking - not just for young adults, but for all of us.

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  86. Sounds like a great series!
    & thanks for the giveaway :)

    pentopaper (dot) blog (at) hotmail.co.uk

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  87. This book sounds awesome! Something a little different....great stuff!

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  88. I will have to give this a read

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  89. Wow so different having an unattractive hero! Thanks for the blog tour!
    OceanAkers(at)aol(dot)com

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  90. Wow, this sounds like a fantastic book!!

    s.molemartin@yahoo.co.uk

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  91. A good read,and a nice prize

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  92. Great cover. This book sounds amazing. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the blog tour.

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  93. The book and the author's comments tell us that physical differences do not us different. I agree wholeheartedly.

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  94. thank you rebecca for writing a book on how physical appearances doesnt mean everything! i m in high school and had previously a car accident that left my left hand scarred badly, i can relate with sameul of how people judge appearances very quickly, i have grown to appreciate my scar as the journey i went through, but still people are quite shallow in thinking that a scar is the most hideous thing.
    so again thank you for writing about such an important subject that must be discussed among young adults!!!
    thanks for the chance to read this book, i m definitely interested now to read it :D
    email: passantelashram[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  95. Thanks for posting about this. I like reading about new books and getting to know new authors.

    jennifer k
    jlkalman26 at gmail dot com

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  96. I'm currently reading a new book given to me by Waterstones to review, this is my tenth book for them. Reading gives me a break from the drudgery of the real world. I love reading.

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  97. this is my kind of book, would love to read this.
    Thanks for sharing and review.

    Thanks for a great giveaway.
    riadeliza823(at)ymail(dot)com

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  98. Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to read this book for sure!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  99. Think the girl on the cover has spooky eyes! Looks like its a great read thanks. x

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  100. Can't wait to read this one.

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  101. Samantha Wesley27 April 2012 at 06:25

    What a lovely sounding book, it's defintely going on my *must read* list! samantha_wesley@hotmail.co.uk

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  102. Looks like a fantastic giveaway and sounds like an intriguing book.

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  103. Cant wait to read the full book now x

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