Thursday, November 22, 2012

Black Friday Blog Hop--Books to Buy!


Welcome to stop #36 of the Black Friday Blog Hop!



To enter the contests, follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter below.

And see below for details of a special one-day .99 sale!

Thanksgiving is barely over, but you know what that means--Christmas shopping! (And be sure to fit in a little retail therapy for yourself, while you're at it!) While I always end up at the mall at least once, I tend to do a lot of my shopping online, and since I come from a family of book lovers, Amazon and B&N are always among my stops. And of course, I end up buying one or two things for myself (because shopping is HARD and I have the willpower of a gnat). 

If you're anything like me, you'll be adding some books to your shopping cart, so I'd like to suggest a few that I discovered this year.

Romantic suspenseKristine Cayne (Deadly Vices series), Pamela Clare (I-Team series), Diana Layne (Vista Security series), Ann Charles (Deadwood series), Cherry Adair (Lodestone series), Trish McCallan (Forged series), Stacey Joy Netzel (Lost in Italy), Zee Monodee (Walking the Edge), J.M. Darhower (Sempre), Christine Fairchild (An Eye for Danger
Paranormal romanceJ.R. Ward (okay, I discovered Ward before this year, but she's released new books in both the Black Dagger Brotherhood and Fallen Angels series) and Larissa Ione (both the Demonica and Lords of Deliverance series). And if you like gritty urban fantasy as well, check out Karen Marie Moning (the Fever series) and Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress series). 
Historical romanceDelilah Marvelle (Scandal and Rumor series), Laura Navarre (The Devil's Mistress)
Erotic romanceLorelei James (Rough Riders series -- oh, those cowboys!), Natasha Blackthorne (A Measured Risk--The Earl of Ruel is my Christian Grey), Nina Lane (The Erotic Dark -- much darker than Fifty Shades)
And if your tastes run a little lighter than mine, try Diane Kelly's Tara Holloway series in humorous romantic suspense, or Natalie G. Owen's Moonlight Dating series in short paranormal romance. I also highly recommend David Wailing's Fake Kate, an unpredictable story about two sisters that's a mix of suspense, romance, and rollicking good writing.  

What are your favorite romances or romance authors?

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Now that you've read my recommendations, are you wondering what kind of books I write? Of course you are! :)

My current romantic suspense series is called Blood and Honor and is set in Italy among the Calabrian Mafia. The series chronicles the battles--both bloody and romantic--between two warring Mafia clans. Books 1 and 2 are available now. Here's a taste of Book 1: 

An Interpol agent playing a dangerous game. A Mafia princess desperate to escape. A man determined to exact retribution...

Nick Clarkston, a young Interpol agent, threatens to undo the fragile peace between the Lucchesi and Andretti families when he tries to take down the Mafia don father who abandoned him. He allies with his father's sworn enemy, a mobster both devious and ruthless. The mobster's alluring daughter helps Nick negotiate the murky criminal underworld, but he soon learns she's using him. Trapped, and with nowhere to turn, Nick makes a tragic mistake that plunges him further into danger.

Delfina Andretti appears to be the typical Mafia princess--but this princess wants out. Delfina dreams of being a fashion designer, and hooking up with Nick is her ticket out of an arranged marriage. Her feelings for Nick are genuine, but he's leery of her. Even worse, his heedless drive for justice threatens to get them both killed and to put everyone Delfina loves behind bars--unless she and Nick can forge a new future for their warring families.

Excerpt:

It was hard going in the dark—the night was cloudy and the moon was new. Delfina tripped over a tree root, and Nick caught her about the waist and pulled her back against his hard chest. She gasped at the jolt of adrenaline his touch roused in her. When he spoke, his voice, low and velvety, was so close to her ear that she shivered. “All right?”

Sì, grazie.” Her heart slammed against her ribcage as he held her, his large warm hands on her hips. She had a sudden, entirely insane, desire for him to kiss her. She turned her head toward his and felt his breath, warm against her cheek. Every inch of her skin danced with electricity. She waited, the only sound the rush of blood in her ears. Was he feeling the same way?
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Want to know what happens next? You can find out in Retribution (Blood and Honor #2), available at these retailers: Amazon (Kindle)Amazon UK (Kindle)AppleAll Romance eBooksBarnes & Noble, Barnes & Noble (UK)DieselKoboOmniLitSmashwords, and Sony. If you prefer print, Retribution is also on Amazon (paperback) and Amazon UK (paperback).

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Retribution links: AmazonAll Romance eBooksBarnes & NobleKoboOmniLit


You can also get four great reads from Kristine Cayne and others for .99 each at select retailers! See the Amazon carousel at the top of the page.  


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Prize Giveaway!

To thank you for visiting my blog and participating in Romancing the Hop, I'm giving away a $15 gift card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble (winner's choice)! To win, you must post a comment with your name and email address. Comments without an email address will be discarded. For additional chances to win, follow the instructions in the RaffleCopter.


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Grand Prize Giveaway!


We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. (Comments without an email address will be discarded.) Yep, you can enter over 200 times!

Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet (international)
2nd Grand Prize: A $75 Amazon or B&N Gift Card (international)
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more! (U.S. only)

To continue hopping, click the link below!

http://carrieannbloghops.blogspot.com/p/black-friday.html

99 comments:

  1. What an awesome blog hop! Thanks for sharing it on FB, Dana! :)

    xoxo,

    Isis Nocturne

    isisnocturne 1369 (at) me (dot) com

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  2. So fun! I am not going out this year. Blog hops are more fun! Thanks delphinareadstoomuch at yahoo

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  3. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Marlene Breakfield
    marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. This is great give away. Thanks for the invitation on goodreads. I am following your blog.
    Love a good romance.
    Lynelle Clark
    aspiredwriter2012@gmail.com

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  5. great giveaway! thanks so much! happy holidays!

    beccaboo97200 (at) att (dot) net

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  6. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon is my favorite romance.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Evie
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

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  7. Amazing giveaway! Hope you had great Thanksgiving! Thank you for the giveaway!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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  8. For this year one of my favorite romance books is Julie Hockley's Crows Row.

    muggled(at)gmx(dot)com

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  9. I love a good romance, but there are so many that I like....
    fiza700[at]gmail[dot]com

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  10. We don`t have Black Friday deals here (I`m an international reader), so I`m just attending giveaways like these. dita(dot)skarste(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. I hate the crowds so I'm thankful for this blog hop! Thanks for joining and for the chance to win!

    ehaney578 at aol dot com

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  12. Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Holidays!

    aircdrewood(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Nice list of books. Thanks for the giveaway.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

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  14. My favorite is paranormal romance.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

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  15. thanks for participating in the blog hop!

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  16. Thanks for sharing! Love the recommendations.

    krystalshannan at yahoo dot com

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  17. i love several authors of your recommendation but i would add susannah sandlin and her Penton legacy series and well as Suzanne Johnson and the sentienls of New Orleans ( River Road is wonderful!!!!)

    isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. A perfect way to ignore / avoid the crazies out since last night shopping for things they don't really need at prices that will be lower later on. I think I'd add in - Paranormal - Rosanna Leo's For the Love of a God and Sweet Hell - both really clever twists with Greek Gods in Toronto

    glhince at gmail dot com

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  19. UGH! Rafflecopter being/acting stupid, hope my points went in!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Theresa
    brbalwaysATyahooDOTcom

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  20. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! lisarayns at gmail dot com

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  21. Oh i'm staying home this black friday!!! Nothing in the sale ads could make me go today. i do like to look them over and usually can find a better deal online.thanks you for joining the hop!
    miriam.whitewolf@gmail.com

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  22. Thanks for joining the blog hop. I stayed in this year. Too much craziness last year for me to risk it.
    planterofhope(at)aol(dot)com

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  23. thanks for the chance!!!
    alaine
    family74014 at gmail dot com

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  24. Happy Thanksgiving Dana! Thanks for the invite!

    remtana@yahoo.com

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  25. Thanks for the chance!

    Dovile

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  26. Awesome blog hop

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

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  27. I loved book 1!!1 Just bought book 2!!!!!!

    staci1964@hotmail.com

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  28. Great blog hop! Thanks for the giveaway! Cheryl Lynne cheryllynne(at)rocketmail(dot)com

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  29. Awesome giveaway! I love all those authors you mentioned. Thanks for participating.
    susangriscom@hotmail.com

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  30. nora roberts books are my favorites angelwolfmystic@yahoo.com

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  31. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! angelacisco79(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  32. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    Janhvi
    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

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  33. Thank you for the invite! Awesome hop :)
    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

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  34. Thanks for the great giveaway and Happy Holidays
    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

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  35. I'm at home and plan on staying there , though there was a couple deals that really caught my eye if I had the money .

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

    Rafflecopter Name: Dawna Newman

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  36. I have friends who go Black Friday shopping but it's not for me. Thanks for the chance to win!
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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  37. Thank you SO much for this giveaway Dana!

    Kayla Graham
    bengalreads (at) gmail.com

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  38. Thanks! christiethemom@hotmail.com

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  39. Thank you for the lovely giveaway~<3

    MostlyMisha [at] gmail [dot] com

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  40. Thanks for giveaway

    ktyler13@yahoo.com

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  41. I'm not getting near a store today!

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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  42. Happy Black Friday! :)
    swordlily_girl[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  43. Thanks for doing the hop!

    gatormaryd(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  44. I have never shopped on Black Friday. I hate shopping and crowds.
    lisa(at)vetteklisa(dot)com
    Lisa Cox

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  45. Thanks so much for the book recs and the giveaway!

    Jenny
    JYL22075 at gmail dot com

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  46. This is the BEST way to spend Black Friday. Sitting at home, hopping with old friends and making new ones. I can't handle the crowds anymore so I only do Black Friday shopping online if I do any. I tend to pick up gifts throughout the year so come November I'm finished. That way I can spread out the purchasing and not spend a fortune at the time of the year when my job is at its slowest and my paycheck is at its lowest. . I am a sucker for the Happily Ever After which is why I like the romance books. I especially like the paranormal or futuristic romance books with hot sexy alpha heroes and kick-ass heroines. Some of my favorite books are the “Pack/Pride” series by Shelly Laurenston, the “Dragon Kin” series by G. A. Aiken, the “Freakn’” series by Eve Langlais, the” Anita Blake” series by Laurel K. Hamilton, the “Breeds” series by Lora Leigh, and the “New Species” series by Laurann Dohner. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  47. I love shopping but black friday is a bit too much for me. I think all the turkey is making me sluggish? So it's great to come home, rest my feet and entertain myself with a great blog hop.

    dancingcelt at gmail dot com

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  48. Thanks for participating in the giveaway!
    farrahsayyedATgmailDOTcom

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  49. Loving this blog hop, Thanks for taking part! Love the sounds of your Blood and Honor series as well. I'm a huge fan of anything having to do with Italy, especially books. Will definitely have to give them a read :)
    Sarah p.
    oddball2003 at hotmail dot com

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  50. Thanks for participating in the hop!

    ~Stacey B.
    squiggles87(at)aol(dot)com

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  51. Hi! Happy Holidays to you! Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaway! Best wishes and many blessings to you!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. Love the Blog Hop.

    Rita Wray

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  53. I am not a huge romance fan but one of my favorite comedy/romance/mystery writers is Gemma Halliday. I love her High Heels series as they are LOL funny. I have read Fake Kate that you mentioned above and was not a huge fan although two of my friends absolutely loved it.

    Thanks for being a part of the hop and the great giveaway.

    Happy Holidays,
    Marlena
    charmedpoms(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  54. I don't think I had ever realised any of your books were set in Italy! I love Italy and am Italian daft, the lingo, the people and the place. Am sure I could handle the Calabrian mafia...as a read! soozbuch@gmail.com

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  55. Thanks for participating.

    L
    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  56. My fav romance authors are Sopie Oak, Stephanie Laurens and Laurann Dohner

    I do not like crowds so BF shopping is not for me! I will be spending my day hopping and then snuggled up reading! Well that is after I decide on what new book I have just added to my to be read list! It gets longer every hop! Thanks!

    I am thankful for all the wonderful books I am finding on the hop!

    grapeapril75(at)gmail.com

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  57. I LOVE all sub genres of romance. Thanks for participating in this awesome hop! Happy Thanksgiving!

    sandywolters(dot)author(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. I usually go out but not this year. Waiting for cyber Monday!
    joyskidsdidit at gmail.com

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  59. Thanks for the giveaway! I love Black Friday shopping and coming home to this blog makes it even better.

    kesummer69(at)gmail(dot)com

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  60. Thanks so much for being on the hop today. I've not read any of your books yet but this is going to have to change. I've seen so many good new writers on here. Thanks again.
    codys1mom4(at)aol(dot)com

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  61. happy holidays and thanks for hopping! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  62. I no longer go Black Friday shopping. Too many crazy people out there. I don't have the patience I had when I was younger, LOL. So today I am staying in and blog hopping, instead of shopping! angadair@nwcable.net Thanks for the hop!

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  63. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

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  64. I stayed home this year. Thank you for being part of the blog hop.

    cmucha319@yahoo.com

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  65. I sent the hubby.I am glad to have found you on this blog hop and look forward to reading your works. Kim86004(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. I love to shop on the internet. Thanks for the hop.
    pt.macias@yahoo.com

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  67. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

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  68. Thanks for participating! I like to do my shopping online.

    katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com

    -Katie

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  69. Thanks for the giveaway! Happy belated thanksgiving:)

    kiss_shani(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  70. I never shop on BF, only hike.

    melhalp at msn.com

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  71. I ONLY SHOP ONCE DURING BF..IT WAS DURING A SNOW STORM I HAD TONS OF FUN..I DEFINITELY FELT THE HOLIDAY SPRITS(((giggle))):D! THIS SEASON I'M HOME SICK WITH THE FLU:D
    redz041@yahoo.com

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  72. Some of my favorites are Nalini Singh and Richelle Mead. Shopped for gifts today, and bought some books :-)

    Christine, isabelli3619 (at) aol (dot) com

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  73. I love Linda Howard, Susanne Forester, Nora Roberts and lots more.

    charraddon@pobox.com

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  74. I am not shopping. Not for me. Instead of shopping, I'm hopping! I prefer to do my shopping online.
    Happy Black Friday.
    mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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  75. I have a varied assortment of favorites. Jill Shalvis, Lori Foster, Sylvia Day, Jaci Burton, Lora Leigh, Leah Braemel, Janelle Dennison, Kristin Higgins, Janet Evanovich, Victoria Dahl, Louisa James, Tessa Dare & man others.

    JessieL62@comcast.net

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  76. No shopping for today! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    red_tigergirl2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  77. Thanks for the great hop.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  78. I do some Black Friday shopping, but I'm more addicted to Cyber Monday. No lines, No rude people, free shipping.... how can you go wrong!

    angelheart618@gmail.com

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  79. Only online shopping on Black Friday...I have NO desire to head out this day! My favorite authors are: JR Ward, Christine Feehan, Laurell K. Hamilton, Larissa Ione, Alexa Grace, Kallyspo Masters, Nina Bangs, and so many more!

    Booksie
    books4me67 at ymail dot com

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  80. Blog hopping instead of deal shopping!
    0713iv@gmail.com

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  81. Robyn Carr, Jessica Scott, Nalini Singh, Marie Astor...
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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  82. Thanks for the blog giveaway :)

    eliseandtegan@gmail.com

    Love shopping BF with friends.

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  83. Thanks for the giveaway :) I did my shopping today on Black Friday! But on my own haha

    hisboywonder(at)gmail(dot)com

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  84. We read a lot of the same paranormal romance! Love JR Ward!
    tanyadavis74@gmail.com
    Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict

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  85. Thanks for the chance!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  86. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Jesse
    jesse.kimmelfreeman@gmail.com

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  87. Thanks for the giveaway!
    nerdswillruleoneday@yahoo.com

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  88. I love shopping on Black Friday. I live in a small town so most of the people are very friendly, they even say excuse me when they try to push you out of the way to get what they want. lol

    proudarmymom32(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  89. The only shopping I did was grocery shopping (Took the bill from $279 down to $151)

    There is somthing going on with the rafter and it won't loggin
    with 27 mins left...

    Follower

    BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom

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  90. Thank you for the giveaway and being part of the blog hop. :)

    yazmin593 AT msn DOT com

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  91. i only shop online, the crowds are too much for me! I can't wait for your next book! happy Holidays
    allysonbrann06 at yahoo dot com

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  92. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    taccb_1981@yahoo.com

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  93. I love all the authors you mentioned! Thanks for the giveaway :)
    Lacey T
    laceyblossom1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  94. Just trying to squeak in under the wire. Time with the family kept me off the computer today.

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at gmail.com

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  95. Thanks for the giveaway!
    gagaslab at gmail dot com

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  96. Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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