Monday, June 4, 2012

SHADOW OF NIGHT Giveaways and News!

On July 10th, Viking Adult, an imprint of Penguin, will be publishing SHADOW OF NIGHT by Deborah Harkness, the sequel to the bestselling A Discovery of Witches of last year.

Synopsis:
SHADOW OF NIGHT picks up right where A Discovery of Witches left off. Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont, a witch historian and vampire geneticist respectively, have timewalked to Elizabethan England on their hunt for a magical alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782—its sudden appearance and sudden disappearance have upended the delicately ordered world of magical creatures (witches, vampires, and daemons), threatening to unleash unprecedented metaphysical chaos.

Though Diana and Matthew have escaped the threats of the present, they soon find the past holds its own challenges—Diana must find a witch to continue her magical education, a task made difficult by a rash of witch hunts across the British Isles. And Matthew finds himself back in a life he thought he left behind, reuniting with friends and family that had long been reduced to memory, opening wounds he thought had healed. Some of those friends comprise the infamous School of Night, a coterie of visionaries that includes Christopher Marlowe and Sir Walter Raleigh. Together, Matthew and Diana must navigate the new dangers of an old century—bringing them closer and closer to solving the mystery of Ashmole 782.
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About the Author:
Deborah Harkness is a professor of history at the University of Southern California. Her publications include works on the history of science, magic, and alchemy. Her most recent scholarly book is The Jewel House: Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution. She has received fellowships from the Fulbright Association, the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Humanities Center, and the American Council of Learned Societies, among others. She is also a noted wine critic and blogger. A Discovery of Witches was her fiction debut. Learn more at Deborah's author website.
A combination of history and magic? Sounds awesome, right? I hope to get around to reading A Discovery of Witches--and then Shadow of Night--sometime this year!

For those who haven’t gotten around to reading A Discovery of Witches: Amazon is offering the e-book as their “Deal of the Day” on June 10th, where readers will be able to buy it for just $2.99 on that day only. Put it on your calendar!

For even more goodness, on Deborah’s Facebook page, Viking is hosting a contest leading up to the book’s publication. Every Friday from June 1st to July 6th, four winners will be selected to receive an advance copy of SHADOW OF NIGHT signed by Deborah and sample bottles of two perfumes specially selected to represent the scents of Matthew and Diana. To enter, click on this link to the contest page!

Giveaway


As if that wasn't enough, I get to give away a set of specially designed Ashmole 782 temporary tattoos, 6 All Souls Trilogy-related buttons, and a finished copy of SHADOW OF NIGHT! Check out the goods below:

Sooo pretty.... alright, Steph, enough goggling. To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form below. One winner, open to US mailing addresses only, ends Friday, June 22, 2012. Good luck!

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132 comments:

  1. My fave combos are historical fiction with (hot) romance and paranormal with (hot) romance. But I like to feel smart while reading them!

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  2. June is one of my favorite months, but I want it to hurry by so we hit the July release date (unless I win this, and then I can enjoy my June with an awesome read)!

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  3. Loved Discovery! And, cannot wait for Deborah to come to Portsmouth, NH in July so she can sign my copy!

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  4. I like historical and fiction or historical & the paranormal.

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    1. This is Stefanie N. BTW. Mahalo for hosting this and your generosity.

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  5. I had not read much along the lines of paranormal combined with history prior to A Discovery of Witches, but this book/trilogy has opened new doors for me and is currently my favorite. As it has lead to others that are simular.

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  6. It will be interesting to see how Matthew's past and the Salem Witch Hunts relate.

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  7. I enjoy historical and romance and also paranormal and romance. :)

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  8. My favorite combinations are history/archaeology/art history mixed with suspense.

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  9. I love paranormal/ historical/romance

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  10. I really love fantasy and sci-fi. I also really love non-fiction, especially histories of the sciences!

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  11. I am so excited to read the new book in the trilogy!

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  13. I absolutely loved A Discovery of Witches. I've had Shadow of Night on pre-order since the option was available!!! Can't wait!

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  14. Would love to win a copy of the book! Can't wait for the release date!

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  15. Anxiously awaiting Shadow of the Night. Love love love DoW, have read it at least 3 times, one of those times with the timeline Deborah provided.

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  16. Would love to win a copy of the book! Can't wait for the release date!

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  17. Vampires and werewolves, though the whole meltingpot her is amazing.

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  18. I like a lot of different combantions. I like fantasy, SciFi, adventure, mystery, and several others.

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  19. I love historical & the paranormal with a dash of romance :)

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  20. I enjoyed listening to Discovery of Witches while I travel, helps the trips go by faster.

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  21. My favorite combined genre would be Historical Mystery/Thriller.

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  22. Romance, historical fictions and paranormal are a great combination. Thank you for the giveaway...

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

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  23. I particularly enjoy intricate fantasy worlds with some of our history thrown in to tie our world to the tale!

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  24. Listening to Discover of Witches for the second time now. Like the historical/paranormal/romance! =)

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  25. I am a huge fan of historical fantasy, particularly when it is historically accurate.

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  26. Loved ADOW, can't wait for Shadow!

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  27. I absolutely loved Discovery of Witches & can barely wait for Shadow of Night. I'm a big fan of work that combines historical accuracy with the paranormal, but I read across the spectrum!

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  28. On my third read of ADOW and can't wait for SON!

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  29. Jennifer GallagherJune 4, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    My favorite combination is historical fiction and romance... Mystery and Romance are great too!! I loved the Discovery of Witches and cannot wait for the Shadow of Night!

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  30. I love historical fiction, so that combined with anything is right up my alley.

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  31. I cannot wait for the next book!!!

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  32. We cannot wait for this to come out! Our house might have to get at least 2 physical copies, so we don't have to take turns.

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  33. Will love the new book.

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  34. I love historical fiction mixed with romance. You cant have one with the other. Makes for one hot book

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  35. I like supernatural fiction and romance. :) Always a good combo.

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  36. More and more, I'm enjoying historical fiction, usually mixed with mystery or romance.

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  37. Witches, vampires, AND time travel...OH MY! I seriously CAN NOT wait for your new book. I loved reading DOW.

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  38. Paranormal thrillers would be my favorite combination.

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  39. I love mysteries tied in with any other genre .. history or fantasy especially!

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  40. Looking forward to the next book...pre-ordered for Kindle!

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  41. I'm loving Vampires and Dystopian right now!!

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  42. Looking forward to the next book especially since is comes out on my anniversary. I've reread Discovery of Witches more times than is healthy.

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  43. I loved the first book, and I cannot wait for SON!

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  44. Mystery, history and romance!

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  45. I love history, romance and paranormal.

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  46. Adore this book! Can't wait until I can go to her MA book signing!

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  47. Generally, I love historical fiction with a great romance!

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  48. Paranormal and great, great plotting! I love Harkness!

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  49. My favorite combination if paranormal and romance, because together they are just so cute and can go in so many different directions.

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  50. My favorite combo is history and romance.

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  51. My favorite is paranormal with historical elements on top of a good mystery.

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  52. Historical fiction and paranormal are my absolute favorite genre combination. But I do also enjoy a blend of historical and science fiction.

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  53. Have waited sooo long to see what happens. Finally, it is almost here!

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  54. I can't wait for this book...

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  55. I love historical mixed with fantasy or sci-fi

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  56. Yippee skippee!

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  57. I'm so excited, been waiting like forever.....

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  58. I love scie1nce fiction, mysteries, history, romance, and paranormal combined and separately

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  60. I LOVED Discovery and am going to re-read it this month in preparation for Shadow! My favorite genre combos are paranormal, romance, action, science fiction and history.

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  61. Give me historical fiction and fantasy any day!!!!!

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  62. I prefer fantasy combos. Thank you!

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  63. I've read Discovery twice and listened to the audio - and will do that again of course. Have told everyone it was my best read of 2011. Can't wait!

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  64. Love Historical, Paranormal, and Scifi/Fantasy! Deborah's first book got me through the Pregnancy from hell... can't wait for the second!

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  65. Counting down the days for the 2nd book

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  66. I have been waiting and waiting! I'm re-reading DOW again just to tide me over till July 10th!!

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  67. I'm loving the historical/paranormal combo!!

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  68. I won't admit how many times I've read ADOW. Way more than I needed to, that's for sure. However, i am madly in love with this book, and am thrilled that July is just around the corner! can't wait for the second installment! I've purchased five copies of ADOW since it's release to give out as gifts! It's too good to keep to myself!

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  69. I usually don't do vampire stuff, but ADOW kept showing up on the new book shelf at the library, and finally, thank goodness, I gave in. I devoured it, and I recently reread it. Can't wait for the rest of the trilogy!!

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  70. So excited for this book!! I'm enjoying alot of the apocalyptic/vampire/zombie combos right now!

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  71. loved this book i could not put it down.

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  72. Priscilla De LoeraJune 4, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    I can't wait for shadow to be released! I loved discovery and def looking forward to part 2 of the trilogy. My fave combo of genres is history and romance, but throw in a lil paranormal flavor (and do it well!) and I'm alllllll yours!

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  73. so excited about the new book! can not wait to read it.
    my favorite combo is romance & history!

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  74. I love historical fiction and fantasy together, such as The Gemma Doyle Trilogy.
    Thanks for the contest!

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  75. Pharanormal Romance, Historical Romance, Timetravel Romance. Just loved the story line in ADOW and waiting Patiently for SON..

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  76. I love book series.

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  77. Loved ADOW! So excited for SON to finally come out! Can't wait!

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  78. Urban fantasy and historical paranormal are probably my two favorite genre combos.

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  79. Paranormal Romance is my favorite. I absolutely LOVED A Discovery of Witches and I can't wait for Shadow of Night!

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  80. I am so in love with this book, I have read it twice already and can't wait for it to continue. So tastefully written, finally something for adults.

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  81. In fiction, I vote for history crossed with magic. In nonfiction, I enjoy humorous (pop) science like the books written by Mary Roach and A.J. Jacobs. (commenting as Justine)

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  82. My favorite books are anything that weave fantasy into history - which is why I love Discovery of Witches so much!

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  83. The first book was awesome. Can't wait for this one!

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  84. I haven't been able to get Matthew's voice out of my head since the Audio version of ADOW. The characters are not just some characters out of a fantasy world, Deborah Harkness has made Diana and Matthew so real, I expect to bump into them any day now. Thank you

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  85. If there's any genre mixed with romance, I'm there.

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  86. My favorite combos are dystopian/survival/romance :D

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  87. I like paranormal combined with just about anything. I love the PN/historical combo of ADOW and can't wait to see what happens!

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  88. I particularly enjoy historical murder mysteries! Thinking of Devil in the White City here...where it's part non-fiction and based on fact but has fictional fleshing out of the story. Also, the Interpretation of Murder! But absolutely love Deb Harkness and looking forward to Shadow of Night! Read ADOW 3 times already!

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  89. Witchcraft and History together! Perfect!!!

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  90. I enjoy the combination of paranormal/fantasy/futuristic/ historical & Steampunk however not always I am able to find a book that combines it all.

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  91. So excited about the release of this book! It has been very hard waiting since finishing the Discovery of Witches.

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  92. I love paranormal/fantasy/historical fiction. This series is one of my favorites.

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  93. I love paranormal fiction.

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  94. I like historical,paranormal and romance together.

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  95. I like historical with mystery, and paranormal can be pretty mysterious.

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  96. I like paranormal and romance. Loved ADOW and can't wait til July 10th

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  97. Would love to win this !! The buttons look beautiful...12 more days of school, then I am planning on rereading DOW to get ready for the new book!!

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  98. I love paranormal and romance. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. Tore923@aol.com

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  99. I read pretty much everything, but I love the combination of historical mystery/fantasy

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  100. So excited!!!!!!

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  101. LilMissMolly BanksJune 4, 2012 at 11:49 PM

    I own the HB version and the audio CD of Discovery. I love the historical aspect of it the most. I've never been into "vampire" stories before but this one is so different from everything else I know!

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  102. My favorite combinations are fantasy and history. Especially if it has magic involved.

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  103. I love historical dystopian, like Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood and Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin. I love alternate histories and the dystopian adventure.

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  104. Historical romances are my gateway drug. Especially those set in Tudor England - soooo excited for Shadow of Night!!

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  105. I loved Discovery of Witches and can't wait to find out what happened in the second. My favorite combined genres are Steampunk and Paranormal--although that is getting to be the norm these days. :)

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  106. Intrigued by The discovery of Witches. Eager to discover what lies ahead for Diana and Matthew.

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  107. Not sure if its considered a genre--but I really liked how this book was set up---current time w/all the history---and the added fun of the witches/vamps/demons etc

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  108. Very intrigued to see where Harkness takes this story in the second novel. My spouse and I listened to the audiobook on our long holiday drive around the Midwest to visit family this past year, so there are actually two people in this house who want to know what happens next for Matthew and Diana.

    Thanks for a great contest!

    Angela

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    1. P.S. Opps, forgot to comment on my favorite genre combo! I really enjoy a historical YA book that weaves in a solid, swoon-inducing romance.

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  109. I read and loved A Discovery of Witches, i cannot wait to read Shadow of night!

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  110. I read and loved A Discovery of Witches, i cannot wait to read Shadow of night!

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  111. i've always loved paranormal books, when i read A Discovery Of Witches the blend of paranormal, and history really caught my attention. I could not put the book down. So paranormal+history=me in love

    I hope to meet Deborah Harkness, at her book siging in LA next month :)

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  112. I liked the first book, but wasn't completely blown away by it as many were. Though I will read the second book.

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  113. I'd love to win a copy of the book !

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  114. I like historical and fiction or historical and romance ! ^^

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  115. I am so excited for this book! I am almost done with the first one and absolutely love it.

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  116. I haven't been this excited about a book in a long time. I absolutely loved the first one. Can't wait :)

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  117. Fantasy and Sci-fi:))
    -JennyC

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  118. Historical + supernatural is my favorite combination. Bonus points if there's a mystery in there too!

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  119. I love the Supernatural and I think this trilogy will be right up my alley.

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  120. I loved, loved, loved a Discovery of Witches, and can't wait to read the sequel!

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  121. Just got A Discovery of Witches! can't wait to read it. My fav combinations are detective and supernatural

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  122. My favorites include some combination of romance, history and thrillers.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  123. I think th blending of paranormal with historical is fantastic, so it has to be my favorite.

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  124. I've always liked it when science fiction and fantasy get mixed with humor.

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  125. I love Paranormal, Fantasy and Humor.

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  126. I love romance mixed with historical and fantasy. Some political intrigue thrown in, too.

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