Tuesday, September 1, 2009

ASH Celebration Week - Giveaways!!

So I've been waiting for this day for a while... It's September 1, which means that it's the official release day for a TON of highly anticipated, totally awesome, and money-worthy books! I won't even begin to mention all of them, except that this week, I'll be doing something special on my blog, to celebrate the release of one book in particular that was so fantastic, so memorable, so unique, that I wanted to share it with you all.

I was first attracted to Malinda Lo's ASH because of its simple yet stunning cover. Then, I featured it as one of my Waiting on Wednesday picks, which led me to Malinda's blog, one I now follow avidly. Malinda writes interesting and intelligent blog posts concerning a variety of things--and interspersed between are extremely tempting pictures of food!

Malinda was generous enough to send me an ARC for review, and this was one of those rare cases where the actual product exceeded all my highest expectations. I really wanted to help spread the word about this amazing debut novel, and how do bloggers promote books they love than with...

***A CELEBRATION AND GIVEAWAY!***

Over the course of a week or so, you'll see ASH-related posts on my blog such as:
  • my review (duh)
  • an interview with Malinda
  • guest posts from fellow bloggers about related subjects
  • blurbs from awesome authors about why they loved ASH
These posts will be marked with "ASH Celebration" in the post's title.

As for the giveaway, here are the prizes you could win:
Ash (HB) by Malinda Lo
Graceling (PB) by Kristin Cashore
Fire (ARC) by Kristin Cashore
Candor (ARC) by Pam Bachorz
Purple Heart (ARC) by Patricia McCormick
The Sweetheart of Prosper County (ARC) by Jill S. Alexander
any 2009 debut novel of YOUR CHOICE!

(More may be added as the week goes along. These are all books I've read and loved--you can click on links to my reviews of them if applicable.)

There will be TWO winners. First winner will receive a copy of Ash, their choice of any 2009 debut novel, and three of the other books. Second winner will get the remaining books.

How to enter:

This is NOT a typical giveaway. To gain entries, you must read the relevant posts marked with "ASH Celebration" and answer the question or prompt at the end of the post. One entry for each post you make a relevant comment on.

Extra entries are giving for each person who lists you as their referrer to this week-long celebration and giveaway. (This is good incentive to retweet often, link shamelessly, and spread the word endlessly!)

You do NOT have to be a follower to enter; no extra entries will be given for being a follower (though it does help with keeping up with all the posts!).

Open: INTERNATIONALLY
Ends: Tuesday, September 15

"ASH Celebration" post links will be updated here:

Sept. 1 - review of Ash

For ONE entry, leave your email address and comment with the answer to the following question: What interests you in participating in this giveaway?

I'm super excited for this celebration week, and I hope you will be too!

99 comments:

  1. This giveaway is of 6 books that I really want to read. But especially Ash and Candor.

    angels3@blueyonder.co.uk
    Sophie

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  2. This giveaway has books I really want to own and read.

    Kelsey
    kelseythebookscout@gmail.com

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  3. I saw Fire and Graceling and jumped at the chance. I am hearing such great things about both books.

    blodeuedd1 at gmail dot com

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  4. I really want to read Ash, and wouldn't mind getting to read some of the others.

    getanzt@gmail.com

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  5. I've been hearing so much about Ash, Fire and Graceling that I'd love to read them all. It is such a generous giveaway!

    I also like that the giveaway rules will be different. It sounds like fun!

    melacan at hotmail dot com

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  6. Cause you can win several AWESOME books! I'm in desperate need of new books, and haven't read any of those you're giving away!


    Sara
    sosarora_11(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

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  7. I'm interested because I've read nothing but good reviews for Ash. I know it's an unique spin on the Cinderella story. I'm a fan of the original and wouldn't mind reading it with a twist.

    That's really the only book I'm interested in from your giveaway. I don't know much about Candor but I guess I wouldn't mind reading it. I've read Graceling and I have Fire. The other two I haven't heard of. :(

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  8. I've always been a fan of Cinderella, and I love retellings. :)

    bacarleton(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. (I won't enter because I already have most of those books! But I just wanted to pop in and say great idea!!)

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  10. Awesome books! Especially Fire. I can't wait for that one. Good idea!
    jillkt13 at yahoo dot com

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  11. What interests me in participating in this giveaway? All the amazing prizes, I would say. Most of the books are ones I've been looking forward to, or have added to my Must Read list. And as a poor college student (even more poor right now, since I just had to buy school supplies and books), it would really help to win some of them, instead of having to buy them all!

    Morning Glow
    ohmorningglow AT aol DOT com

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  12. I'm excited about this giveaway because it''s not just a giveaway, it's a whole week of celebration, which means much more fun~! I also want to read Ash and I want so many 2009 debut novels, so I have to enter this :D


    something_maybeATliveDOTcom

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  13. What interests me in participating? It's an AWESOME GIVEAWAY! Ohh, such tempting books! I want, I want! -steals- Okay. I'll play fair. I think you're beautiful and want to marry you. Do I get extra points for sucking up? :P LOL. Seriously though, I'm interested because I'd love to win some really great reads. Spring has sprung in my corner of the world - reading time in the nice warm sun!

    hanging.by.a.moment_@hotmail.com

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  14. I absolutely love fairy tale retellings, so I've been looking forward to Ash! Plus the other prizes look awesome.

    caramellunacy (at) gmail

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  15. What interests me in participating in this giveaway? The prizes, particularly Ash and Fire.

    -Rylie
    bcanyon at hotmail dot com

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  16. I really want to read Ash, because the synopsis is really interesting, and the cover is just beautiful.

    Great way to celebrate!!

    Mariana
    --sarima89@gmail.com

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  17. I really wanna get my hands on Ash! and I have a good idea of which debut novel I would like to have =D
    Looking foward to your next posts!
    thanks for the giveaway!
    tynga85 at hotmaildotcom

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  18. I'm looking forward to reading more about Ash, and the possiblity of getting my hands on it!

    snicklefritzjerald(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. Honestly? I just really really want to read Ash. And there's also some other really good books up there as prizes!

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  20. What interests me? Ash looks like a wonderful read, and I WANT it. :-)

    celialarsen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for an award at my blog here:
    http://thebookowl.blogspot.com/2009/08/my-first-award.html

    I understand that some of the people I nominated already have this award, and that's okay. This is simply to show that I enjoy your blog.

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  22. What interests you in participating in this giveaway?

    The truth is that I'm dying to read Ash, Graceling and Fire. The other books look very interesting too! And this is more exciting because is an International contest!! I'm from Chile and books are really expensive here.

    My e-mail address: kiara.dg(at)gmail.com

    Thank for this giveaway!!

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  23. What interests me the most in participating in this giveaway is that there aren't enough GLBT YA books out there, and I am dying to read Ash.

    goodbooksandgoodwine(at)gmail.com

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  24. What interests me about this giveaway?
    I think its the stack of "Oh-My-God-I-Want-Those-Books" :)
    Dani.
    lightningstreak123@comcast.net

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  25. I want to enter this contest because I have already read a few and loved them and the others I want to see.

    usignolc@yahoo.com

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  26. This giveaway interests me because I think Ash sounds amazing and there really are TONS of great September books being released.

    -Lauren

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  27. I have really been looking forward to reading Ash because I love retellings of old tales. Also there are the other books like Fire and Graceling that look amazing!

    teensatthelibrary[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  28. I have been hearing a lot about Ash so I would like to see what it is about! :)

    faked_sugartone at hotmail

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  29. I want to read ASH because its not your tipical fairy tale and i love the diffrent takes of Faery tales. and come on lezbo cinderlella who can pass that up.

    teggiey_boo_19(at)hotmail dot com

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  30. This giveaway has six books that I'm dying to read!
    -Liz

    liztapioka14[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  31. I really want to read Candor, and my friend wants Ash so it'd be cool to win a copy for her. =)

    eclecticdahlia at aol dot com

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  32. What interests me is that I am such a book lover and seeing this list of books makes me salivate! Every book looks good.
    Please enter my name in your draw.
    Thanks.
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

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  33. What interests me in participating in this giveaway? The chance to win ASH! I really wanna read that book! Thanks so much!

    bunnybx at gmail . com

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  34. bansidhe at yahoo dot com

    the chance to win a free book is enough but one that gets such an Awesome review ?!? that seals the deal !!!

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  35. I just started reading Ash and I like it a lot so far and I want to help support and get the word out about it.

    katiesbookshelf(at)ymail(dot)com

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

    Honestly, what really interests me is that since I have lost my job, I have to get my book 'fix' by winning wonderful instead of being able to buy them for now. And this is such a group of FANTASTIC books that I would be totally thrilled to have!
    Please count me in to win and thank you so very much for the chance to win :)

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  37. All 6 of the books your giving away all interest me to the max which is why i'm interested in entering this give away :)

    Erica
    thebookcellar@wi.rr.com

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  38. This sounds like an awesome giveaway and the books in the package are all books that I want to read. Ash has been getting rave reviews everywhere so I want to get my hands on it.

    vuantran at gmail dot com

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  39. I have a copy of Ash on the way and now I super excited to read it!

    I'm excited to participate in the giveaway because I haven't read any of the books offered and I've been dying to read Graceling and Candor. Please enter me. :)

    McKenzie
    mac.attack17(at)yahoo.com

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  40. What is NOT to like about this giveaway? It is a very generous one, plus the books are all the rage right now, especially Ash, which everybody keeps praising!

    rebelprince89@live.com

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  41. The books you're giving away! I haven't read them, but they sound amazing from what you've said so far.

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  42. I'm interested because I've been re-reading all my old books all summer and could use some new reads. Plus, these look great! Especially Ash (who's cover is gorgeous!).

    crazycoolbeps@yahoo.com

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  43. Ohh, I want those books so bad. D:
    What really made me interested was seeing Candor, Ash, and Fire up there; all books that I really want to read.
    Thank you for setting up this create contest! (:

    Jenn
    jenniferwang.usa@gmail.com

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  44. The reason I'm entering this contest? I've been wanting to read ASH for the longest time now!!!

    infinitemusic19 at gmail dot com

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  45. Now that's an easy question. You're giving away books. I love books.

    sdeeth at msn dot com

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  46. The question should be: Who WOULDN'T want to enter this contest? It's epic! Plus, it has six books that I've been wanting to read for a looong time. :)

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  47. Im interested in this giveaway because I have a book addiction that needs to be fueled
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  48. Well, this giveaway interests me because the books up for prizes sound very good and I would love to read them! Plus, I've been pining for Candor :)

    justeena_25(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  49. email: jennay1221(at)gmail(dot)com

    I'm so interested in participating in the giveaway because I really want to read these books. I'm not in the States right now and getting new releases can be kind of hard. And I don't know if I want to wait. So I figured lets give contests a try & I REALY REALLY hope I win.

    Thanks for making this international!!!

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  50. What interested me in entering this giveaway are the books that are being offered. I've read the book summaries of the books and a couple of them sound really good.

    jen4777[at]hotmail.com

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  51. What interests me? Your willingness to give away *great* books that you love and want to pass on!

    niki AT niki-smith.com

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  52. The first thing that drew me to this contests was that it was (duh) a free book! The second thing was your review. If someone can write such beautiful words describing someone elses beautiful writing, you know it must be good. You made it sound like a beautiful story with such flowery prose that now, even if I don't win it, I'm gonna have to read anyway. :)
    I was referred to your site by Dahlia of Dahlia's Eclectic Mind

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  53. As with most people the chance to win one of the great books you are offering.

    Carol


    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

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  54. The books that will be given away is definitely what makes me interested in participating in this giveaway:) and i've been hearing so many wonderful things about Ash that I can't wait to read it, so hopefully, I'll win!! Thanks!:)

    sylvia_uy4@yahoo.com

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  55. Ash interests me in this giveaway. I've only heard fantastic things about it and I want to read it so so badly! #1 on my wishlist. It's different, original and I love Malinda's blog!
    willbprez (at) aol (dot) com

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  56. What interests you in participating in this giveaway?

    How absolutely Ash's cover is, I love it. Then I checked the blurb of the book and it sounds very good so that's why I'm entering. :)

    - Wendy (omgitswendy at gmail dot com)

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  57. The fact that its open to us International readers and a giveaway of 6 amazing books does make me want to participate in this awesome giveaway !!

    itzme.insi@gmail.com

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  58. I really, really want to read some of these books and none are released anytime soon in Europe, argh!

    spoiltbrat_forever@yahoo.com

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  60. If you're so excited about the book, that makes me excited, too! :) And you have lots of other great titles to give away here -- I really want to read The Sweetheart Of Prosper County. Love the cover!

    writing.meg [at] gmail.com

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  61. Although I like all the books in the package I'm mostly interested in Purple Heart. I read a review of it, and it sound fantastic. I have lots of boys in my classes that will only read "war" books, and this is one they'd really like. Thanks for the chance at it!

    foltzsfantasticbooks at gmail.com

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  62. I am participating in this giveaway because I am dying to read FIRE and ASH!!

    I commented on the Fairy Tale retelling post.

    lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  63. Forgot to add that I commented on the ASH review as well.

    lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  64. I'm participating because I really need new books to read and these look interesting :)

    principessa_mia2000atyahoodotcom

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  65. I'm participating because all of these books sound so fantastic! I would love to read them.

    greenteaonlyplease(at)gmail.com

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  66. I commented on the Malinda Lo interview. She sounds AWESOME!

    lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  67. The book covers interest me and the genre does too.

    cindyc725 at gmail dot com

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  68. I'm just glad it's international and it has at least 3 books included which I BADLY want to read!
    prodhi@live.com

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  69. I though I was to late to enter but it doesnt end until the 15 yay great contest all really good book

    Ive been wanting to read ASh since it got out !!!

    DeniseMadness

    deniseguzman682(at)Gmail(dot)com

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  70. This is a great giveaway. I really interested in reading all of these books, especially Ash, Candor, and Fire.

    Casey
    paranormalfanatic@gmail.com

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  71. I loved Ash, and I think anything that helps promote it is AWESOME!!

    And I also really want to read Candor.

    Wdebo :)

    electricalbookcafe@yahoo.com

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  72. I commented on Author's On ASH.

    lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  73. This contest is awesome because it’s an international giveaway and sadly bloggers can not often afford international postage so I miss out on the chance to win cool books. I’ve been waiting to read ‘Ash’ since it was reviewed on ReviewerX and Graceling since it was reviewed at Eve’s Alexandria (and everywhere else). And now it’s making an appearance at readergrlz, so many bloggers I love, love it that I just must have it! Also look at the covers for the other books, so stunning – I’m a big fan of picking up books because of cool covers.
    Oh and I want to mention that Susan from Colour online referred me here.

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  74. There aren't many international giveaways so every time that I found one I have to participate!
    And the books of the giveaway are AWESOME! How wouldn't want to participate?

    sheere.dry@gmail.com

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  75. Love the way you've organized this giveaway! What a great way to get the word out about a book you love. I've wanted to read ASH ever since I heard the premise. It sounds like a wonderful book.

    -- Memory
    xicanti AT gmail.com

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  76. This is a wonderful giveaway! I loved Graceling and Fire and would love to read Ash. Plus, I've come to really trust your reviews - so am interested in the other books.

    Thanks for the entry. Will be back!
    gaby317nyc at gmail dot com

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  77. Shawna Lewis
    weloveourdogs@juno.com


    I would have to say I REALLY CAN NEVER HAVE TO MANY BOOKS!!!!!
    I can't afford new ones so book blogging is my way of reading the new books & than passing then on!!!
    Thanks for this giveaway!!!
    Winks & Smiles Shawna ;o.)

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  78. What makes me want to do this giveaway? ANY DEBUT NOVEL OF 2009 !!!!

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  79. Why??? Because these books will take a couple of years or more to reach my country! I drool over the titles and reviews on the blogs on a daily basis!!!!


    Mystica

    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  80. There are two things I find really interesting about ASH: first, the romance - you barely ever see gay romance in books, at least not as the main plot (in my experience); and second, the fact that it's based on a fairytale? I'm pretty sure I heard that somewhere. A retelling of Cinderella, with the fairy godmother (only he's a guy) and a beautiful huntress in the real world? And choices between what the heroine really wants - a fairytale dream or her forbidden love in reality. To me, that all just sounds so interesting.

    I also want Graceling, Fire and Candor - I haven't heard of the others, but based on the other books available I'm guessing I'd like them. :)

    Thanks for doing this contest!

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  81. What interests me? I really love the books that are up for grabs! :)

    austenfanblogs[at]gmail[dot]com

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  82. +1 I’m interested in participating in this giveaway because I have seen a couple reviews for some of the books you are giving away and I desperately want to read them, Especially Ash and Candor.

    Shadowofwonder47[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  83. What interests you in participating in this giveaway? - This giveaway is for awesome books! I especially want to read Ash, Candor, Fire, and the debut '09 book of my choice!

    paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

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  84. i want to participate because I have Ash on my to be read list since good knows when! It sounds like a beautiful story, and a very original one, plus, the cover is absolutely breathtaking, one of my favs this year!

    juiceb0xx at hotmail dot com

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  85. What interests you in participating in this giveaway? I would to read the books Ash and Fire.

    joanapatriciadias@gmail.com

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  86. What interests you in participating in this giveaway? I want so much to read Ash.
    mauagd@gmail.com
    Joana Dias referred the giveaway to me.

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  87. What interests you in participating in this giveaway? I would like to read to read Graceling.
    tanialexandralves@gmail.com
    Joana Dias referred the giveaway to me.

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  88. What interests you in participating in this giveaway? The books of the giveaway look great.
    luisfilipebarros88@gmail.com
    Joana Dias referred the giveaway to me.

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  89. What interests you in participating in this giveaway? I am wainting for very long to read Fire.
    rosamariabarrosmaria@gmail.com
    Joana Dias referred the giveaway to me.

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  90. What interests you in participating in this giveaway? I am wainting for very long to read Fire.
    rosamariabarrosmaria@gmail.com
    Joana Dias referred the giveaway to me.

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  91. What interests you in participating in this giveaway? I love fantasy novels.
    joaomiguelrocha85@gmail.com
    Joana Dias referred the giveaway to me.

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  92. What interests you in participating in this giveaway? I want very much to read Candor.
    augustod56@gmail.com
    Joana Dias referred the giveaway to me.

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  93. What interests you in participating in this giveaway? I think that Ash will be the best novel of the year.
    isispath@gmail.com
    Joana Dias referred the giveaway to me.

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  94. What interests you in participating in this giveaway? I I woul love to win Ash or Gracelin.
    mariabarros1987@gmail.com
    Joana Dias referred the giveaway to me.

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  95. What interests you in participating in this giveaway? I am very curious about the book Fire.

    Joana Dias referred the giveaway to me.

    filipemaria90@gmail.com

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  96. What interests you in participating in this giveaway? I want to read Ash because is the first fantasy novel with a lesbian love.

    Joana Dias referred the giveaway to me.


    migueljardim85@gmail.com

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  97. What interests you in participating in this giveaway? The cover of the book Ash is so beautifull. Oh my God!

    Joana Dias referred the giveaway to me.

    alexsweetbabygirl@gmail.com

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  98. What interests you in participating in this giveaway? I've been wanting to read Ash, for quite a long time now! I love the book choices to win, also.

    booksobsession(at)gmail(dot)com

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  99. Hey :) I realise that this contest ended ages ago, and that I wouldn't have been the winner. But out of interest, who won? :)

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