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Thursday, October 2, 2014

YA Scavenger Hunt! RED TEAM




Hi all!

I'm Page Morgan, author of The Dispossessed series—dark, romantic novels about shape-shifting gargoyles in Paris at the turn of the last century. Think demon hunters, gargoyles, and the girls who love them ;-) Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the 9th Annual YA Scavenger Hunt! For those of you new to the hunt, check out how to play here



Today I’m hosting Rin Chupeco, author of THE GIRL FROM THE WELL. Welcome Rin!

 


Before we get to Rin’s exclusive content, let’s get to know her a little, shall we?

About the girl: 
Rin Chupeco once wrote obscure manuals for complicated computer programs, talked people out of their money at event shows, and did many other terrible things. She now writes about ghosts and fairy tales, but is still sometimes mistaken for a revenant.

About the book: 
Okiku is a lonely soul. She has wandered the world for centuries, freeing the spirits of the murdered-dead. Once a victim herself, she now takes the lives of killers with the vengeance they’re due. But releasing innocent ghosts from their ethereal tethers does not bring Okiku peace. Still she drifts on.

Such is her existence, until she meets Tark. Evil writhes beneath the moody teen’s skin, trapped by a series of intricate tattoos. While the neighbors fear him, Okiku knows the boy is not a monster. Tark needs to be freed from the malevolence that clings to him. There’s just one problem: if the demon dies, so does its host.

And now for Rin’s exclusive content! Here’s a scene from the upcoming, yet-to-be-titled sequel to THE GIRL FROM THE WELL:

I’m no hero, believe me. I’ve never rescued babies from burning buildings. I’ve never volunteered to save humpback whales or the rainforest. I’ve never been in protest rallies, never fed the hungry in Africa, never righted any of the eighty thousand things wrong with the world these days. Heroism isn’t a trait commonly found in teenage boys.

Stupidity, though. We’ve got that in spades.

Stupidity is why I’m huddled up behind a large sofa-bed, underneath a heavy blanket already partially drenched in my own sweat despite the AC humming in the otherwise silence. The television is tuned to the least scariest show I could find: a Jersey Shore rerun - horrifying in its own way, but not in the way that matters, which is the most important thing. I’m keeping an eye on the TV screen, and not because I’m eagerly awaiting Snooki’s next freak-out.

I’m watching the screen because I want to know when it’s coming to find me.

Earlier that night, I’d taken a raggedy-looking doll, cotton stuffing already scooped out, and replaced it with uncooked rice and a few fingernail clippings. I sewed it up again with red thread - when you’ve done this enough times as I have, sewing becomes as good a weapon as any. Then I waited for 3 am to roll around before filling the bathtub up with water and sticking the doll inside.

“Dumbelina, you’re it.” The name was not my idea, but it was what I had to work with. Using the same name from the ritual Sondheim and his girlfriend started and never finished - that’s how it knows you’re singling it out specifically, to play with. Just to ensure there were no misunderstandings, I said ‘You’re it.’ two more times.

The doll, like most dolls, said nothing. It gazed up at me from beneath the water, a drowned ball-jointed Ophelia made in some obscure sweatshop in China. Synthetic brown hair and plastic eyes in a yellow broadcloth dress. Common enough, the kind that could have been a knock-off of a knock-off.

But then the air changes. Then comes that invisible spider crawling up my spine, the one tickling the hairs behind my neck. That invisible spider I have grown to know these last couple of years, the one that whispers there’s something else in the room; breathing with you, watching you, grinning at you.

I hate that damn spider.

For one moment, the stringy brown hair glittered a shiny black sheen underneath the florescent lights. For one moment, I saw the doll’s glassy gaze take on just that faintest tinge of malicious self-awareness. For one moment, that damn thing’s head broke through the water’s surface, and looked at me.

I switched off the lights. I backed out of the bathroom, closed the door. I hid.

It sounds pretty idiotic, playing hide-and-go-seek with a doll. It’s not. It’s part of the rules I gotta play by.

The first rule is this: I have to finish the game. No matter what happens.
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AHHHH, Rin! Thanks for sharing that scene with us, though I'm officially FREAKED OUT. It has at least 26 scary things about it. *wink wink*

For more about Rin, visit her website and of course, order up the fabulous sounding THE GIRL FROM THE WELL! 

As a BONUS GIVEAWAY, leave a comment and add my blog to your G+ circle (or follow me Twitter) for a chance to win a signed hardcover of THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE CURSED! I'll choose a winner on Oct. 6!

And now, Hunters, you’re off to visit another Team Red author, JENNIFER MCGOWAN!


116 comments:

  1. The Girl From The Well sounds really intriguing and I'm definitely adding it to my TBR! Sounds so haunting, too, and I love those kind of stories.

    (Followed via Twitter @hmrroar)

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  2. Ever since I have heard about The Girl from the Well I have wanted to read the book! The first thing that attracted me was the title, because one of my favorite horror movies is Ring :D

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  3. The Girl From The Well intrigued me a lot (AKA I'VE BEEN WANTING TO READ IT) and also I love creepy stuffs! PLUS, the author is a Filipino, like me! :D

    (Followed you on Twitter -@klfontalva-)

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  4. Thanks for the extra giveaway! (: Following on twitter (@armywife2310)

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  5. Thanks for the extra giveaway!! Following on Twitter now: @JesKiddingBooks : ) It sounds like a great read.

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  6. Thanks for the giveaway! Ugh. Creepy dolls really scare the hell out of me too. Followed you on twitter: @enthrallingread

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  7. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!!!! I already have a copy of The Beautiful and the Cursed but it's not signed so that would be AMAZING!!!! Love your books!!!
    Twitter: @Bridget_DFT

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  8. It sounds fantastic, thank you for participating and the extra giveaway!
    G+ as ΑΡΤΕΜΙΣ Γ

    Artemis
    artgiote at gmail dot com

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  9. I added you on Google+! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :)

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  10. I have my copy of The Girl From the Well and can't wait to read it! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    (Follow on G+ as Erin P and also follow on Twitter as @JumpIntoBooks)

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  11. Thanks for the giveaway. :) Added on G+ and twitter... (@bgraves81)

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  12. Added you on G+ as Kristia Miltiadou. Thank you for the giveaway :)
    milkristia at hotmail dot com

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  13. Awesome giveaway, followed you on Google+

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  14. thank you for the extra giveway!
    my twitter is @sajdao

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  15. Can't wait to check out your book! (Added you on G+)

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  16. Thanks for the extra giveaway! I followed you on Twitter: @TronodeCristalF

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  17. Thank you for the great giveaway!
    The covers is really cool and the book sounds great :)

    Twitter:@Bube987

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  18. I love the cover for The Beautiful and the Cursed!

    Google+: Yun-a

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  19. The Girl from the Well sounds quite interesting!
    And I just cannot wait to read TW&TW, do you know if there will be ARCs?? Cannot wait to find your extra content on the YASH!!
    I'm a follower on Twitter as @pili28

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  20. Sounds like a brilliant book, I'll definitely add it to my TBR :D
    @TheNapster11

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  21. Thanks for the extra giveaway :). And I'm now really excited to read The Girl from the Well !
    I follow you on Twitter @Margali87

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  22. Thanks for the giveaway. Followed on Twitter @jw08k or YA Book Madness blog

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  24. Plan to read & thanks! The covers to the books are gorgeous! I'll have to catch up, thanks again! (twitter:@kayy_ok)

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  25. Love the covers! I can't wait to read all these books :). (Followed on Twittter @novelstosong)

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  26. I have not read your books yet, but they look so good! Plus the covers are just beautiful. I follow you on Twitter (@Shybooknerd). Thank you for the giveaway!

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  27. I just love how creepy The Girl from the Well seems!
    Thanks for the giveaway. You didn't mention if it's international so, if it isn't, please disconsider my entry. I follow you on twitter (@_slycat).

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  28. Thanks for the giveaway :) I've read The Beautiful and the Cursed already and loved it!!!

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  29. Thanks for the bonus giveaway! I follow on Twitter @pandalovesyou

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  30. CUTE ! thanks for the bonus ! follow @A013

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  31. I already followed you on Twitter, but I accidentally clicked and unfollowed you, or I re-following you (@bibliophileKate). Sorry! Also, I'm g+ following you (Katherina Barney). I LOVE YASH! SUPER EXCITED!!! Thanks for participanting

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  32. Wow that was creepy and I can't wait to read more! Thanks for the extra giveaway! Also, Twitter follower @raychellej

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  33. All these books sounds super great. I'm going to have a hard time narrowing down my Christmas list this year. Thanks for the giveaway! I followed you on twitter: @hiddenbookdream

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  34. Thanks for the extra giveaway! I followed you on twitter: @whatsherface02

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  35. Thanks for being part of YASH & the extra giveaway! I haven't heard of Girl From The Well before, but that cover look so creepy, I love it!

    (Followed via G+)

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  36. I think it's amazing that you guys are participating in such a lovely way to showcase some really great books and amazingly talented authors. Your post has definitely made me want to pick up a copy of Girl From The Well. It looks like it's going to be so amazing and the sneak peek was just fabulous.

    Thank you, for hosting the extra side giveaway. I've followed you on Twitter (endsxtonight) and on G+ as Susan Haugland. :)

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  37. Yay for the extra giveaway! I saw your book at the book festival in Tucson, but I didn't have any extra money to buy it at the time. Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win a copy! (I've followed on Twitter, btw, as litzalou)

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  38. Helllloooo, being the honest person that I am, I haven't read any of your books YET (note the yet ;)) and it sounds pretty interesting, gargoyles? "and the award for creativity goes to..." ;) count me in!

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  39. Just followed on twitter. Awesome!

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  40. Hi great giveaway and this scavenger hunt is super fun lol any who I added to to my google+ and I'm following you on twitter my user name is @starsunraveling

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  41. I've been told your books are very good, so woohoo! Thanks for the giveaway! I look forward to reading all your books--and GARGOYLES.

    I followed on Googe+ (Rachel Patrick). And Twitter (@RachelllRaeee)!

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  42. Thanks for taking part in YASH and for the bonus giveaway. I followed you on Twitter as @bookishbaggins :-)

    Baggins (Kim Waters)
    bookishbaggins(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. Thanks for the giveaway! YASH is so much fun!!

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  44. That scene just made me want to read The Girl from the Well now. But I probably would dread the moment I begin to open the book and expect the unexpected!

    Anyway, I did follow you on Twitter with the ID mrbookwonder. Hope it counts because I badly need a signed copy of your book as I am a huge fan of yours.

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  45. I love hunting in the YA scavange hunt!!! thanks for the giveaway :)
    Twitter follower: @RoseVAcademy

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  46. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!!
    Following on Twitter as @TopsyTurvy_Ash

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  47. The excerpt is SUPER scary- I will definitely be picking up the book if I get the chance!
    Thanks for the AWESOME giveaway and for hosting YASH!
    New Twitter Follower: @Adzz_961

    Aditi

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  48. Following through @S211n3
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  49. Now, I just want to read your books, add G+ and I am following with this account: @aziekier

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  50. following through google+ Karin Shaim
    email cookiesmasher5@yahoo.com

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  51. Love the sound of this book!! I already follow on Twitter as @natcleary and added you to Google + as Natalie Cleary :)

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  52. i have been waiting to read your book!!! so thank you for teh opportunity win it ( hope it's open to international as well)
    added you on G+ ( isabelle frisch or perhaps i'm listed as miki)

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  53. I think I'm following on Google Plus but I don't use that one a lot so hopefully I didn't screw up the following part of it.

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  54. This is so much fun!! I look forward to this every year!

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  55. Thank you so much for this chance!
    I follow you on google as Alessandra P.
    and with twitter as @CityOfHeartBeat

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  56. Thanks for being part of YASH! I adore the Beautiful and the Cursed series, I can't wait for the next book. I follow on twitter - @hannahreads89

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  57. Thanks for the extra giveaway! I follow you on twitter as @parnormbooknook

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  58. I follow you on twitter @sarabird26 and G+ sarah k Thanks for participating in the YA Scavenger Hunt:)

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  59. Great interview and thank you for participating in the scavenger hunt! It is so much fun!

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    1. Hi Emma! You're the winner of the signed hardcover of The Beautiful & the Cursed! Can you email me your mailing information by the end of this week? Thanks and congrats!

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    2. Oh, and my email is page@pagemorganbooks.com!

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  60. Thanks for doing your own giveaway! I follow on Twitter @jmilne31

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  61. Sounds great! My to read list is getting really long!
    twitter: catalina0884

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  62. Thank you for the giveaway! I love YASH!!

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  63. I follow you on twitter - @erinlee20

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  64. Great! I'm following in twitter as @Libroslibelula

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  65. Thanks for the giveaway! I follow on Twitter: @MissPhyre

    Melissa M.
    (I can't get it to stop posting as "anonymous"!)

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  66. Thanks for the give away! I followed you on twitter: @nmetivier612

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  67. YES for #YASH! :)

    @readingvixnes2
    G+ - Beth Kait

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  68. I follow you on Twitter: @mannabonbooks

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  69. I follow you on Twitter: @JaimeLLester

    Thanks for this extra giveaway in the midst of the giveaway of all giveaways! By the way, The cover for The Wondrous and the Wicked took my breath away. Gorgeous! Cannot wait to sit down and have a marathon read with your series!

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  70. I followed on Google+ because I've reached my limit on Twitter.
    Google+ name: Pamela Rosensteel

    Thank you!

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  71. Thanks for the giveaway! I follow on twitter @leasha_91

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  72. Whoot, awesome post! Thanks so much for hosting and for the bonus giveaway! I followed on Google + as Melissa Robles ;)

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  73. Can't wait to start reading these wonderful stories!!
    #DOONLOVE #YASH #TEAMREDLOVE

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  74. Thank you for this giveaway! I followed you on Google+ as Denise April Cayetano and also followed you on twitter (I'm @cheshirescatty) #YASH

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  75. Thank you for the giveaway! I follow on twitter @hannahmccorick

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  76. I have TheBeautiful and The Cursed and The Girl From the Well on my goodreads TBR. Followed on twitter @Book_n_Go and G+

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  77. follow on google+ : eli yanti, twitter : eli_yanti

    thanks for the giveaway

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  78. Thank you for the giveaway! I really want to read this book for Halloween!

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  79. SO excited for your new book, especially this time of year. :)

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  80. Spooky sneak peak, which means I'll be reading it while there's day light :) Following on G+ (becomingbooks/ meghann martinez)

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  81. Thanks for the giveaway.
    I'm following on twitter.

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  82. Thank you so much for the giveaway! I followed you on twitter with the handle @HarmanKLB

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  83. The Girl from the Well sounds AMAZING. Thanks so much for your giveaway! I followed your blog on G+ (Rabiah Rowther) :D

    iliveforreading AT hotmail DOT com

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  84. I already followed you on Twitter @wallace71 and I followed on Google+ at Samantha Wallace. Thanks for the giveaway!!! :)

    My email is wallace71(at)mctc(dot)com.

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  85. Thanks for participating in the YASH and for the bonus giveaway!
    The Girl from the Well sounds pretty intense :/! But wow, that writing. Captivating!

    I followed on Google+ (Lynanne Carroll) ^_^

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  87. Thanks for the giveaway! My twitter account is @AReadingRedSox

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  88. I followed both on Twitter and on G+
    Twitter: @mmills_writer
    G+: Michaela Mills

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  89. Eeeep! thanks for the chance to win your book! :)

    @run0nce828
    maryanngacayan at yahoo dot com

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  90. So excited for the chance to win your book, Thanks for the giveaway!!! :)

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  91. Thanks so much for the giveaway! #YASH authors are the best.

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  92. Thank you so much!! <3
    Followed you on twitter (@amalia_chartres) and google+ (Diana Grace).

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  93. Thank you so much!
    Follow on twitter @cgcandia

    :)

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  94. Thank you for your bonus giveaway and your participation in YASH! follow on twitter: @severielle

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  95. I'm actually a bit scared to try this. But it's oh so interesting!
    Im following you on twitter @precious_shusky
    I'm a fan of your book The Beautiful and the Cursed. :)

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  96. added you to my googleplus circle under books! thanks for hosting the hop!

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  97. Thank you for the giveaway! Followed on twitter: @fantasysink

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  98. Thanks for the giveaway. Followed on twitter @JustineVandale

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  99. Thanks for the giveaway: @cordelia_kenn

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  100. Thanks so much for participating in YASH and for hosting this amazing giveaway! I loved the excerpt from The Girl from the Well and your exclusive content! I followed on G+ (Cal S.) and on twitter. (@Read_LiveGreen)
    Thanks again!

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  101. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Just followed you on Twitter (@bookworms4vt) Love your books and thanks again!

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  102. I had the amazing chance to read The Girl from the Well as an ebook! Wow oh wow what an amazing book! I'm following you on twitter (@MerishaAbbott) and google+ (Merisha Abbott)

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  103. Thank you for the giveaway! I followed you on twitter, @HoofBeatsinWind. The story sounds super interesting!

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  104. Thanks so much! Following on twitter, @FangirlingMisse
    –B

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  105. Thanks for the giveaway! I followed on twitter (@haily_hay)

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  106. Thank you for participating in the YASH, Page! I'm @knoxdiver on Twitter.

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  107. Thanks so much! Following on Twitter as @BethandNoah

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  108. thanks for the giveaway! followed on g+ (barb112082 or Barb Gordon) and twitter (@barb112082)

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