Friday, January 14, 2011


Today is a day I've been waiting on. A day when I can share good news with you, welcome new Alleywalkers (HI!!!), and give you some swag!!

I've been chewing on a number of projects over the last few months. But while doing so, there was unexpected movement with MARKED BEAUTY. Do I have that heart-stopping, leap-over-a-chair news for you yet?? Not just yet. I've been teetering in limbo for the past few months but have almost found the rim to climb over. I can smell it. *smiles* I'll be sharing this adventure with the fabulous Ebyss soon. She interviewed me. Me? *shaking and shivering* As soon as I know anything, you'll be the first to know!!

{On the freelance side of my life, I'm thrilled. A representative from CBS got in touch with me yesterday and I'm in for an interview with one of the new cast members of this season's SURVIVOR. Whew!! Now I've got to come up with a fantastic interview and article. Toes & Fingers crossed.}

Anyway, I've been taking my time, studying more, listening to experienced authors' advice (and an agent and publisher), and discovering my distinct writer's confidence and voice--yup, my writer's voice. Not the voice of my characters, but the voice that enables me to stand up and say, 'Yes, I have what it takes.'

I'm hoping to be able to explain more soon, but for now...I WANT TO GIVE YOU A GIFT!! You are all so amazing! I don't want to sound like the fickle high school girls I write about but...I think you are gangsta and all dat! I love your hair, your clothes.... I have cyber eyes for you. The fact that you stop by as often as you do astounds me. You inspire me and send me cyber hugs. A few have even sent me cards and a sweet gift. I HEART you.

So, I've decided to participate in an amazing Blog Hop! Martha's BookshelfInspired Kathy are hosting today's ~ Dreaming of Books GIVEAWAY Hop!

You heard it. All the blogs participating are simply giving away books. That's it. So cool!! And at last look, there were over 174 blogs involved. WHOA!!

Need books ~ FREE BOOKS???

The Dreaming of Books Giveaway runs from 12:01 AM January 14th until 11:59PM on January 17th, and yours truly is in. So PASS the word, please.

Okay, so I've blabbed enough. Here's what I'm putting out there for grabs:



To ENTER, all you have to do is leave me a comment why you love reading and choose which package you'd like to WIN. If you'd like either, tell me that too! (Please leave your email addy & my giveaway is open internationally.)I'll announce the winners on Monday, January 24th!! Be listening.

GOOD LUCK, and keep on reading!
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  1. Congrats on your amazing news! Wow, I'd be a wrech! Let's see, I love books because they introduce me to wonderful characters and worlds that open and expand my mind. I'd love to win package #1!

  2. I love books because I get to experience whole new worlds and meet amazing characters without even leaving the house!
    I'd love to win the first package.

  3. Great giveaway and good luck on your interview!

    I love books because they are the best escape from the trials and tribulations of life. You can leave your cares behind and read about exciting far away places and he adventures of exciting people.

    I'd like package number one.

    mculi at aol dot com

  4. I'd like to be counted in for package number 1.

    Thank you for sharing.


  5. I just love losing myself in another world, no matter if it's in the future, some fantasy world or in the past. That's why I love reading books :)
    I'd love to win package #1
    Thanks for this amazing giveaway!

  6. Stupendous! I love to read because I get to imagine every character the way I want them... an I get to walk in the MC's shoes and experiece what they experience.

    Great giveaway and I'd love to win either! :)

  7. Great giveaway! I would like to enter for both packages (though my first choice is number 1)


  8. Congrats on the great news. And it sounds like you have more coming. Are you querying your book? I want to know the news.

    I've always loved to read. I love going to all the different worlds authors create, especially in fantasy and paranormal. TV just doesn't compare in creating wonderful stories which is why I mostly reading. I'd love Pack #2. Thanks for the contest.

  9. Can't wait to read all the details of your amazing news. You've worked so hard. Have a super weekend and good luck with your interview.

  10. Ooh thank you for the awesome giveaway! Why I love to read? It's more that authors force me to read because they write such fantastic books! I love journeying to another world - falling in love with werewolves or battling ancient witches, lusting over a fallen angel or solving a murder with a boy on a spaceship. The possibilities are endless!

    I would love to win package one.


  11. I love to read books because sometimes they make me feel like a kid again (no matter what kind of book it is) because I can use my imagination about what the characters look like, how the events unfold, etc..

    I'm totally interested in the first prize pack. Thanks for such an awesome and generous giveaway! Good luck to all!

  12. Hey!
    Congrats and keep up the good work!;)
    I love to read books because... well, they give me the perfect getaway, because they keep busy my crazy imagination, because I'm a philologist and I love words and writers... Anyways, it's just the perfect way to spend my free time.

    I'd love to win the first pack.;)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Best of luck with the interview. You've worked so hard. I'm so excited for you. :)
    I love to read books because it takes me away from the everyday chaos and puts me in a place that I can be free.
    Would love package #2.
    You're the best.

  14. Looking forward to the good advice!! What a great giveaway. While I'd especially love the first prize pack, I would love to win either.

    Have a great weekend! :-)

  15. That's a freaking cool idea! Oh, I don't need the distraction this weekend while I'm query researching...maybe for my sanity breaks ;o)

    I love reading, because the really good books pull you in to a point where you forget you're reading & your imagination slinks into the characters' world. It's like a healthy addictive drug for the brain.

    I like package #2

  16. Good luck with the interview.
    I'd like package #1
    Thanks for being part of the hop.
    Visit me at

  17. What a wonderful thing! I'd love package #1. That's a great idea for a blog hop!

    lydiaykang (at) gmail (dot) com

  18. Reading is both educational (teaching me skills for my own writing) and a release. When I'm reading, my own worries evaporate and all that matters is what's happening with the characters.

    I'd love package 2 -- great prizes. jessieharrell (at)

  19. Reading transports me to places I could never go, and probably would be terrified if I did! (and I don't even read horror)

    Package #2 for me! Thanks!!

  20. Not entering giveaway, but wait ... What's with this interview with a SURVIVOR cast member? Amazing! Congrats! What's it for?

  21. I like reading because it helps me escape reality.
    Package #1 is awesome.

  22. AAAHHHHHH! There is possible news?!?!?! Cannot wait! I love getting lost in a book and either package sounds great!

  23. Thanks for the giveaway. I love reading so much it a means of escape and love expermenting new and fantastic worlds.

    Enter me please for Package #2

    I am a follower on google friend connect

  24. Oh my gosh!!! That's awesome news! How did you get the opportunity to interview a Survivor cast member? Wow.

  25. Congrats and thanks.

    I'll throw my name in the hat for Prize #1.


  26. I love reading cuz I love to be able to fantasize about the book and pretend it's all real ;P
    If I win, I want Prize #2

  27. I read for a number of reasons.

    Fiction I read for entertainment, to explore new ideas and to visit new worlds.

    Fact I read to learn about poeple and places.

    I would like prize Pack #1, if I get lucky

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  28. I love reading because it's like knowing the world--and another worlds too!--without leaving your own seat :)

    Thanks for this giveaway, I'd love the Pack #1.


  29. I read to escape from reality. Books have always been a means to escape. I don't cope well with much so reading and writing is way to get away and immerse myself in someone else's world. I love being someone else in a different world. For some reason, I can cope with their problems. Maybe because someone else is making the decisions!

    I'd love to win prize pack #1 as I've read Torment.

    Thank you
    Heather Rosdol

  30. Congrats!!!

    This is so cool! The second package looks great. ;)

  31. Congrats!

    I would love to win either pack!


  32. I'd like to win the package 2.
    I love reading, because I find myself in another world which is sometimes different from, or sometimes same as with my own life. Thanks!

    annabell_lee_dk (at)

  33. I like to read because it gives you a chance to step in someone else's shoes for a while.
    Either pack would be great - they're all on my wish list!
    I'm a GFC follower (Michele)
    Thank you

  34. I love reading because they let you experience things you could never experience in real life. Either package would be great but if I have to choose...#2.

  35. Hope your limbo stops soon. It's exciting, but soooo nerve wracking. I've got my fingers crossed for you.

    Great give away here. You are one generous writer.

  36. I love reading because it always makes me feel better, no matter what else is going on. I'd love Package #2.

    Good luck with your limbo and Survivor! Very cool stuff. Thanks for giving away books!

  37. Girl, you're keeping us all in major suspense here! Looking forward to hearing some super news!

    As for the contest? You rock, chickadee. Great set of books. I'd probably be most interested in package #1.

    And oh my word, can I just say maja congrats on the Survivor SCORE!!! That's freaking awesome. I'd love to go on that show, except I'd die most likely.

  38. I love to read because it lets me escape real life. I would love to win either prize set!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  39. I love reading because it's an escape and there are so many interesting things which happen in books and not in real life.

    pkg 1 please!

  40. Reading gave me an escape from my silent world. When I read I'm not deaf.

    I would love prize 1 Please. Thanks for the opportunity! (Hugs)Indigo

  41. Thanks for the great giveaway... I would love to have either prize pack but I have both 1st books in each... the second book in each I really
    Thanks again!

  42. I love to read because it brings new experiences to my life.

    I would either of the prize packs


  43. Good luck on your interview, that's exciting!

    I have always loved reading as I could escape to another place, another planet, another life, etc. Plus unlike movies, reading challenges us to use our own imagination.

    Thanks for the chance, I'd choose package #2 if I won.

    onebookshy at yahoo dot com

  44. Great giveaway and stellar selections!
    If I'm lukcy I would be thrilled with either package. Thanks!


    I read because I love to be transported to another time/place/event and lose myself in the words so that my own dismal existance doesn't seem so bleak :¬

  45. Hi I'd love Selection #2. Both prizes are great though.
    I love to read because I find it a wonderful escape from everyday life.

  46. I'd be happy to win either but if I'd have to pick I would choose #2.


  47. Whoa!! I'm in awe of how many writers have shown up to enter. Yay!

    Big WAVE to my new Alleywalkers! Thanks for joining my humble cyber abode.

  48. Reading is like breathing...I don't have a choice.
    I want #2 PLEASE!!!!!!

  49. I love to read because it inspires me and provides an escape.

    I would love to win either package!

  50. Hi =)
    Thanks for the giveaway. If I won, I would choose package 2 :)
    Why do I read? Hm, it's hard to answer. I love reading for about 2 years ago. I was preparing for my first lanuage exam and I decided to read books in English to improve my skills. And it turned that I loved reading and reading helped me to escape from weekdays. And it does so now. And my writing skills are improving, too, which is a good thing I think :)
    thanks again :)

  51. I love reading because I love to explore different worlds and characters.

    I'd love package 2.

    I am a GFC follower (Stephanie M)

    smccar1 at hotmail dot com

  52. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I love reading because it introduces me into new imaginary worlds where the limit doesn't exist!

    I would really love to win package #2

    I'm a GFC follower :)


  53. This is a great giveaway!! Fingers crossed!
    Rane from The Lit Express

    Package #1 looks good to me. I love reading because it takes me into a world where crazy things happen...and I can experience it from my safe little house....while I'm curled up under a blanket.
    GFC: Rane

  54. I love to read because it gives me a break from reality!
    I would love to win either prize pack! I'm a new GFC follower (Lexie@BookBug)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  55. I love reading because it's the best - and most price-effective - form of entertainment. :) If I win, I'd like the Package #2.

    Thanks for the giveaway!!! :^D
    grig at gmx dot com

  56. I love reading because it completes me:)

    I would like to choose package 1:) Thanks a lot!

  57. I would Like to enter both.

    Im a NB follower


  58. Reading is great way for me to distract my mind from everything that bug my mind. It works well

    I'd choose package 1. at gmail dot com

  59. I'd like either package if I win.

    I love reading because my mind has the best special effects! I have yet to see a movie that is as creative as my own imagination.

    Charlie bitsyblingbooks (at) gmail (dot) com

  60. haha you are too cute! I love how you write! Almost like you're bouncing all over!

    I'd like prize package two please!
    gonna follow you now on all the appropriate sites!!
    thanks alot!

  61. I love books because they are always the most loyal friends!
    I like either of the prize packages.

    hopester777 at gmail dot com

  62. I love reading because I always learn something new. And also because it is a great way to experience an exciting story through the books.
    Thanks a lot for the chance. And I'd love to win package #1.
    eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

  63. I love reading because it takes me into a world that I could never enter otherwise (Unless, of course, Narnia is just waiting for me in a closet.). Reading allows me to do anything, go anywhere, be anyone.

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

    I'd love package #2. :)


  64. hi :)
    i would like package #2 thanx
    my life is very scary which is why i read, to escape the world that i live in for a little while. it keeps me satisfied like none of my friends could give :)


  65. I love to read because I can lose myself in anothe time, another place, even another world for a while and just relax and dream.

    I'd love both, but #1 I'll choose. Thanks.

  66. I love to read because I love being immersed into another world. I would love to win prize pack #2. Thanks!!

  67. I love to read because its a nice escape of the craziness of real life. Its nice to forget for awhile things going on around you when you immersed in a book. I would love to win Prize pack #1

  68. I love books because they are a great escape.

    I would like either package because I have one of the books in each hehe.

    Thanks for the giveaway. I'm a GFC follower.

  69. I love to ed because it's an escape from reality and the chance to encounter another persons imagination. Always exciting to see where I'll go with each read.

    BookNoise at gmail dot com

  70. I love reading becuase it allows me to go anywhere and do anything. I would love to win package #1

  71. I love reading because it takes me to places that I haven't been to. I also agree with everyone who says that reading is a great way to escape reality. I'd love to win package 1. Thank you for the chance!

    sauvadeavelle at yahoo dot com

  72. First, thanks for the awesome giveaway - your generosity is seriously appreciated.

    Second, I LOVE that you call your comments "splatters!" LOL

    Third, Why do I love reading? Hm. Well, I have two degrees in English & American Literature. I think the reason I was so enamored with reading is the vast amount of knowledge you can pick up from books - about anything: history, culture, emotions, psychology, whatever! I love, love, love to learn new things, and reading is the most fun and interesting way to do it, in my opinion (aside from actually "engaging" in the act, but if you're learning about 18th century British culture, for instance, you can't exactly go there).

    Please do enter me to win the first prize package (Clockwork Angel and Fallout). I've been dying to read both of these!

    E-mail: roofbeamreader(at)gmail(dot)com


  73. definitely package #1, I really want to read both of those

    i love read ing because i get to escape into different lives and worlds

    strandedhero at gmail dot com

  74. I love to read because it feed my over active imagination consistently. And of course and escape and just plain fun.


    thanks for the giveaway I would choose pack one :)

  75. Love how you are excited about your book as well as I'm. I'm also in the work on the manuscript of my first book, and even though I'm 18 n people don't usually take us seriously at this age. I will fight,because I have a good story to give to the world. Anyway love the contest


  76. I love to read because I can experience new things, see different places, meet interesting people and at a very affordable price :)

    I'd love package no 2 please!

    Kate1485 at

  77. I love to read because it's a good way to live vicariously.

    I'd love either package please.


  78. i love reading because it relaxes me!
    i like package#1

  79. I love reading because I can learn all kinds of new things or step away into another world or another place for awhile! I'm a new follower )Some Lucky Dog)and I'd be thrilled with either package, thanks!

    someluckydog at gmail dot com

  80. I love reading because sometimes it's just so much more interesting than real life. I'd like prize #2 if I win. Thanks so much!


  81. Number one good luck! I love reading and have since I was a little girl. I just love that no matter what crap life is throwing at you all you have to do is tuck into a really good book and you are transported away from all of the troubles. Unlike TV which leaves me unsatisfied I walk away from a book feeling richer...does that make sense?

    Anyway either prize is good for me

    Giveawaymommy at yahoo dot com

  82. Omg whats not to love about reading. It's the perfect escape you get to experience things you never would or could otherwise. You get to meet the most awesome amazing people. Reading is the best thing ever.

    Also congrats and good luck sounds very exciting for you. I'd prefer #2 please.


  83. Wow! I've always loved reading because there's nothing better than entering a world created by someone else. It's a great way to escape the stress of the real world. Of course my ultimate respect for writers enhances the experience too!

    I love package 2 but I already own Awakened, so I'd have to choose package #1.


  84. I love reading because you get go to different worlds and have adventures.

    I would prefer package #2.


  85. I love reading, because, I love all the stories, characters, and seeing what happens to them. I would like package 2.

  86. Can't wait to hear more! And a Survivor contestant--that's awesome!

    I'd like package 1
    hegkelly at gmail dot com

  87. Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to win package #1.

    darlyn225 at gmail dot com

  88. Why do I love reading? I think it's my way of life already. Reading has become a part of who I am, and it's always great to be able to read something and relate to it. Also, reading is a great escape from the complexities of life, sometimes.

    Would love to win package #1.
    amaterasureads AT gmail DOT com

  89. Why I love reading? because it's one of the best thing in the world!!!!

    Would love to win package 2 because I already have Clockwork Angel.


  90. I can't believe you're asking that!! o.O!! Reading is Fun! Fun is reading! And there are lots of hot boys there. :D

    I'd love to win either of the two. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

    somithee at gmail dot com

  91. I love reading because... reading is like travelling. When I read,I can go to all the places I would never visit.

    I'd love to win the first package.
    Thank you.

  92. awesome giveaway!

    I love book 'cause they're my true friends... the ones that are with me, my whole life.

    I'd like to win the #1 package.

  93. I love to read because it is a great stress reducer.
    I am a new GFC follower and I am interested in both packages, if that is OK.

  94. After a crazy busy day at work or driving my girls all over Timbuktu I love to escape into the pages of a fantastic story where if told is done right I become the lead! The books can't help but draw you into the pages!!!

    Please include me in Package 1 giveaway!

    thank you!

  95. I love reading because it lets me visit places I've never been before or that don't even exist!

    I'd like to enter for package #1.
    Thanks for making this open internationally!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  96. I love reading because it transports me to somewhere else for a few hours a day.

    I would love to win package #1.

  97. Happy hopping!

    I love reading as its an escape from reality!



    bkwalkerbooks at comcast dot net

  98. I love to read cuz it gives me a break from my reality...especially if the characters and settings are rich and believable and I would enjoy receiving package # 2 ifn I won...thank you for the opportunity...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

  99. Reading is my escape!!!!!!....I don't have commericals telling me to buy something inbetween scenes...I can take my book to the potty without hitting pause.It's my movie in my's super!!!
    I wouldn't mine either package...i actually want to read all

  100. Great giveaway, good luck to everyone!

    I love reading beacause it helps me forget (sometimes not very pleasant) reality. And I especially love reading about yummy guys :)

    I'd prefer package #2 as I already own Clockwork Angel

    judittten at gmail dot com

  101. I like to read because I enjoy getting lost in the stories and learning about the world the characters live in.

    I'd like either package. :)


  102. I loved to read since I was four, and that's the main thing that I loved to do since then. I won't watch a lot of tv or use the computer because I can hardly bring those around with me if I get bored. In short, reading is a relief and I enjoy the beautiful way writers create their characters. I love to feel what they feel :)
    I'm a huge fan of the House of Night and I'm starting to get to know Torment. #2 for me!

    Thank you so much for this giveaway!! :D


  103. I read for the same reason most people do, and that is to escape from the reality of everyday life. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd like the 1st package most, but either is good!


  104. I read to go to a faraway place to relax. I love reading. I would enjoy prize pack 1.
    Bhitwr at gmail dot com

  105. Count me in for package #2 please.

    I love reading because it is an escape from the real world and is a way to relax.

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  106. I'd like package 2.

    I love reading because it's fun. You get to meet new people and see things you'd never seen in real life.

    jennifer.kalman at gmail dot com

  107. I love reading because it takes me in a new world.
    Thanks for the giveway!
    I like package 2.

  108. I love reading, because I think stories completely take you into the writers' minds. It's one of the best ways to learn new ideas -- and be entertained!

    Awesome giveaway.

    I'd like either package. :)


  109. Package 1 please.

    I love reading because it always takes me to another world.


  110. I love to read because its like watching a movie in my head, I just slip right into what I'm reading.
    I'd like package 1.
    thanks for the giveaway.

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

  111. I love reading because it encourages me to think outside the box, and appreciate other point of views. It's always refreshing to get a new perspective on things.

    I'd like package 2. Thanks for the giveaway!

    cna_davis at lycos dot com

  112. I like to read because it is a great way to escape to other places and cultures. I'd pick prize pack #1. Thanks,

    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

  113. I'd choose Package #2. I love to read because it relaxes me and expands my mind.
    tootsierollpop15 at hotmail dot com

  114. I love to read because through reading you can be transported anywhere. You can become someone else. It allows you a glimpse into another person's life. It connects people. Reading is awesome!

    I'd like package #2 please!

    Thanks for the giveaway!



  115. The Paranormal is my favorite to read, they introduce me to new characters and places I wouldn't usually go. Package #2 to would be my choice.

  116. Thanks for the giveaway!!! I love reading bc its a great escape from everything

    Package # 2

    GFC follower

    vidishamun at gmail dot com

  117. I read to lose myself in time & space & history.

    Either package would be fabulous thank you.

  118. Books = My portalway to Imaginarium

    would love package 1! [Cassandra Clare!!!]


    am a follower via GFC




  119. Congrats! Thanks great news.

    I like reading because it lets me relax and not worry for a little while.

    I would like to be entered for Pack 2

    Im a follower

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  120. I love reading because it's a great escape to another place and time without moving my body :)

    Enter me for package no.2 please

    uniquas at ymail dot com

  121. There's just too many things to love about reading to list here...I just love it.

    Package 1

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  122. good question why i love to read i can escape and be someone else for a little while reading abook is liketaking an adventure to another place

    is hard to chose which so ill pick package 2

  123. When I am reading the real world doesn't exist, I get immersed in the book, it's like taking a holiday in your mind.
    I would love to win package 1.

  124. I love reading because it is cool! I'd love to win PACKAGE #1.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  125. I like to read because it takes me places I'd otherwise never get to go. I'd love to win either package, but #1 would be my first choice!

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

  126. GFC follower here. I want package#1! I love reading because it gives me a break from all the problems in the real world.

    Thanks for this!

  127. I love reading b/c it takes me to places that I will never get to experience otherwise.
    I would be happy to win either of your packages.
    thanks for the chance.
    epblack at zoominternet dot net

  128. I love to read because it takes you away from the world.

    either prize would be fine

    oreo_93 AT hotmail DOT com

  129. Whoa!! Thanks to all of you who are entering. This is amazing. I feel so blessed you're choosing to spend some time in the Alleyway.

    To all those who do NOT have an email attached to their comment: thank you for stopping by. I really appreciate it.

    To all others: I try to respond to everyone!!

  130. I love to read...I am able to travel through time to places real and not-so-real (but very realistic). I get to meet people and learn how others deal with stressful situations. And, I can share what I've read with friends, family and students. It's my favorite activity!

    Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love prize pack 1.

    mrsderaps @ hotmail . com
    (new follower)

  131. I love to read because I enjoy the stories that authors make up. I also read to escape everyday life. I also learn so much about the past, the world and life from reading. I would like either package. Thank you!
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  132. thank you! I love reading because they can suck me into their world and let me experience their world. LOL or aka, I can escape from reality. and imaginations are usually way more fun. If I win I would choose the 2nd package.

    I'm a blog follower via GFC.

    feeyonachan at gmail dot com

  133. I would love to win package #1.
    I am a GFC follower.

    baychriz at gmail dot com

  134. I love to read because it is fun for my brain
    i would love either

  135. I have always read, it relaxes me. I love books. I would pick Package #2 since I have Clockwork Angel already!!

    I am a follower-GFC-judy


  136. great giveaway

    would love either pack= I have wanted to read all of them!

  137. Great giveaway! Thanks for hosting it.

    I love to read because it opens up new worlds. It also introduces me to amazing characters who almost feel like friends.

    Because I already have a copy of Awakened, I'd love to win Package One. :D

    Ella Bella

  138. BTW, I am a GFC follower. Just forgot to mention it in the first post. :D

  139. Count me in for Package #2 please.

    I love reading because it's such an escapist way to spend free time and you can do it anywhere! :D

    always.and.never AT gmail DOT com

  140. Please enter me for either prize pack! I love reading because it is a way to escape from the world and it is also great at passing the time!


  141. This is amazing!! Reading just makes my life better. I get to "live" the story. I would like either prize pack.

  142. Awesome giveaway.

    I love to ready because I can visit places and discover new things.

    I would love package #2.

  143. Reading is totally an escape for me. It's a way for me to unwind too. I'd like either package :)

    arallison at gmail dot com

  144. I love to read because you can enter a whole new world you may never have dreamed of. I wuld love either package. Thanks for the giveaway!
    katyrieann at yahoo dot com

  145. package 2

    I like reading to escape from where I am right now

  146. Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway.

    I love to read because I can go into another world and time away from my own troubles and forget about what I have to deal with each day and only focus on what I read and the lifes of the people in the books. My life escape.

    I would love to have package 2 please if I win.

    I am a GFC follower. :)P


  147. Hey!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I would like to enter for both packages, but my preference is the first.


    Thanks so much!!!

  148. Thanks!

    I'd like to enter for both, but my preference is the second one.

    I LOVE to read because it helps me escape from the craziness of everyday reality. :)


  149. I have always loved reading because when I was young it helped me escape a lousy home life. As I grew up I found a way to experience love,life and travel through books.

    My first choice would be the first set, but set number two would be okay too.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  150. I have loved to read since I was a small has always been a favorite past time of mine. I read about 5 to 6 books a week even now. I am a GFC follower (Carrie Smart)

    I would be happy winning either prize pack.


  151. I love reading because it provides a much-needed escape from the real world.

    I would love to win Prize Pack #1.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    fletch8502 at yahoo dot com



  153. I hope it's not too late to enter! I love reading because books are my vessels for vicarious living--i can go on hundreds of dangerous and thrilling adventures without even leaving my couch! I'd love to win package number 2 :) my email address is

    Also, I hope this comment doesn't get lost amidst all the other contest entries because you won an award on my blog!! Yay!

  154. I love reading because I feel like I am living another life and spying through someone else's eyes. I would choose prize pack number 1

  155. I love reading because it is escapism and very enjoyable entertainment.

    Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to win prize package #2.

  156. I first started my love of reading because it was bonding time with my mom. Now I just love the escape! I would love to win either group!


  157. I love reading because it brings me to a new place in my imagination (:
    I would like package 1 please !
    Thanks for the giveaway (:

  158. I like reading because it opens my mind...and I also think it makes people more tolerant, patient, calm and wise. I guess knowledge helps people grow and imagination helps people see the bigger picture...


    I would like package #2 please :)

  159. I love to read, because it is entertaining and allows my imagination to soar.
    Either package.

  160. I love to read because no matter WHAT my problems are or what is going on it takes me to another place. I am also an advocate for illiteracy. I review books i win and then donate them to Middletown Highschool for a permanant home. They are low on funds for new books.
    I would love nember one.
    Thank you

  161. Hmmmm...why do I love reading? Reality escape is always fun, LOL! Either package would be lovely! New follower! Great giveaway:) Stop by and say hi if you get a chance! If you haven't already,
    enter to win Rot & Ruin and Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry!


  162. I read to escape reality in the world an author creates.

    New follower

    Would like to win #2

    kissinoak at frontier dot com

  163. Reading is a great way to escape the daily grind for a a little while.
    Please enter me for both.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  164. Like most people, reading is just an escape. It allows me to live another life and have other experiences I wouldn't normally have.

    Please count me in for #2. Thank you!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  165. Why I love to read...because it makes me dream, and to go all these different places, meet amazing characters, live an impossible adventure! Books make me laugh, cry, feel so many things. I seriously need to read to feel like I'm not wasting time.
    Would love pack #2!:) thank you!


  166. Great giveaway thank you so much I would love prize 1 because I love city of bones! I love reading because I love my mind to go into a great story its a good escape!

  167. I read because I take comfort in it and I love escaping into other character's minds and worlds. The imagination is so much better than what we can view in reality.
    I'd love to win either of the prize packs, but I think I'm leaning more toward the 12st one. Thanks:)

  168. I read because my day job is stressful and I use it to relax and unwind.

    Please enter me in giveaway 2.

    icewoman96 at gmail dot com

  169. I love reading because it's the perfect escape. If I won, I would like prize package 1.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    melodiousrevelry (at) gmail (dot) com

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  171. Congrats on the great news and thanks for the chance to win. I would love love love to win either prize package
    GFC follower

  172. I love reading because it gives me a walk into another person's life. I learn. I travel. Sometimes I travel to another place and time. Reading is a respite from the everyday of life, and it enriches me by giving me a wider perspective on how life is lived. Thanks for the giveaway! Although I would definitely like either of the prize packs, I DID buy Clockwork Angel for my Not-So-Bebe-Girl's Christmas book box, and Fallen and Torment are right near the top of my to-buy list, so I would prefer package #2!


  173. Wow, both those packages are great, but I think I'd pick #2. I love to read because I can escape from the sometimes harsh reality of my life into a book of fantasy and be someone else for awhile. Artesia at comcast dot net Thanks!!

  174. Thanks for the giveaway! i love to read because it entertains me.
    i would love to win prize pack 2.

    jessica b

  175. I love reading because it takes me to a new world. I would love PACKAGE #2. Thanks for the amazing giveaway :)

    mrsjohnson1982 at yahoo dot co

  176. I love reading because it is my escape! I get overwhelmed with diapers, laundry and cooking then BAM....I sit down to read and I'm in another world!

    TaraTagli at gmail dot com

  177. I forgot to add either package would be great! Thank You!

  178. I love reading because I get to meet tons of new characters who are infinitely more interesting than most of the people I meet in real life :)

    my email is: and I'd like to be considered for package #2.

  179. I love books because I can go anywhere. Either package is fine.

  180. I love books because they transport me to other worlds and they are the best escape from the trials of life.

    If I won, I'd love package 2 -- dying to read Torment since Fallen was sooo good!

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  181. Thanks for the great giveaway and for participating in this blog hop! I love to read because it's a cheap, easy, wonderful escape! Either package will be great!


  182. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I love to read because you can escape to different worlds and be someone else for a time.
    I would like the second prize pack.

  183. Thank you for the giveaway...I'd be happy to win either prize pack.

    I read because it adds to the world, I gain new perspectives and add to the knowledge I have.

  184. Great giveaway! I would like to enter for both packages (though my first choice is number 1)


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  186. Thanks for the great giveaway!!! I like reading because I forget and traveling to other worlds.

    I would like the second prize pack.


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