Friday, December 19, 2014

Jingle Bell Book Hop: Free books and giveaways!

 
HO HO HO Merry Christmas!!!
I thought I would give you a poem for this beautiful holiday season.
 
A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE
It was six months ago, and a day,
when her husband passed away.
The doctors said there’s no more to do,
so she quit her job to help him through.
The child was sleeping when his father died,
to tell her son, oh how she tried.
The little boy cried that night,
full of fear, full of fright.
And on that night she lost her faith,
never to believe in the “Pearly Gate”.
She made a vow to never pray,
it meant nothing now, anyway.
At the funeral, he could only stare,
wishing that his Dad were there.
Tears were filling people’s eyes,
saddened by the young boy’s cries.
As the months went by, things got rough,
she went back to work, but it wasn’t enough.
With no food, no money, and bills to pay,
she just couldn’t bring herself to pray.
Before she knew it, it was Christmas Time,
and she wasn’t able to save a dime.
She felt so bad that she had no tree,
for all her son’s friends to see.
On Christmas Eve, they slept together,
she promised her son, she’d be there forever.
He asked her if Santa was coming tonight,
she whispered no, with tears in sight.
Her son would sulk, it wasn’t fair,
she hated to see him in despair.
She wanted to give her son some joy,
oh how she wished she had a toy.

THEN:
The mother got to her knees to pray,
asking the Lord to hear her say.
She asked for help to return a smile,
to the face of her little child.
On Christmas Morning, the boy was screaming,
she saw his eyes were wide and gleaming.
At the door were games,  toys, even a bike,
and a card that said “for the tyke”.
With a great big smile and eyes so bright,
he kissed his mom as he held her tight.
She learned that a charity heard of her plight,
and frantically scrambled through the night.

THEN AGAIN:
The mother got to her knees to pray,
thanking the Lord for hearing her say.
She thanked the Lord for returning a smile,
to the face of her little child.

-- By Paul R. MacPherson Somerville, Ma
 

If you're following this blog hop, you already know one of the SURPRISES is by commenting below with your name and email, each reader gets a FREE EBOOK from the author. That's pretty amazing right?!
 
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I hope you have a Merry Christmas everyone and enjoy the rest of the blog hop! There are some incredible authors participating and here's your chance to fill your e-readers with 30+ amazing stories! Don't forget to enter the rafflecopter below - there are TWO Kindle Fires plus gift cards up for grabs.

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174 comments:

  1. Happy holidays!
    Ready for you is calling my name!
    -Rebecca
    beccb5@yahoo.com

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    1. Merry Christmas and thank you for supporting us during this hop. Ready for You is waiting for you in your email.

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  2. Ready For You
    Gina Bookley
    g.bookley@gmail.com
    Thank you! Merry Christmas!

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    1. Merry Christmas Gina and I hope you have a beautiful New Year! Check your email <3

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  3. Happy Holidays!
    Learning the Lies looks great!
    pepsichick1982@yahoo.com

    Rebecca

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    1. Merry Christmas Rebecca, thank you for stopping by and check your email. I hope you have a Happy New Year.

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  4. Thanks for the wonderful contest! Happy Holidays!
    read4love(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Merry Christmas Ashley and thank you for stopping by. What book would you like of mine and I will have it sent right over.

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  5. Okay...now that I am BAWLING over your poem...(hahaha) I was just dropping by to say thanks so much for being a part of this! I hope you have a great turnout, and Merry Christmas! <3

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Lacey and for allowing me to be a part of this wonderful blog hop. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  6. Thanks for doing this, I can't wait to read all the new books :) jjtease87@hotmail.com

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    1. Merry Christmas Amber and thank you for stopping by. Let me know which book you would like and I will send it right over.

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  7. Way to make me cry, haha! Thank you so much for being part of the hop! Merry Christmas to you!

    I'm also hunting for books LOL
    kamerysolomon@yahoo.com Thank you again!

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    1. Merry Christmas Kamery, and thank you for stopping by, I would love to send you ay copy you would like. Do you have a preference? I hope you have a beautiful New Year!

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  8. I ADORE you, Derinda! Just wanted to let you know that *hugs* I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and know how much you're cherished. MUAH!

    I'm pretty sure I have all your books in eBook and paperback form <3

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    1. BELINDA!!!!! Not nearly as much as I adore you Belinda! Merry Christmas to you and your family and may the New Year embrace you with many blessings. Thank you for letting me be a part of this wonderful blog hop.

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  9. I'm just stopping by to say, Merry Christmas! I do have all your books and love them. <3

    I wanted let you know I'm thinking of you and miss talking to you on the phone. We need to chat again sometime soon.

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    1. Merry Christmas Susan! What a beautiful surprise to see you here. I hope you have a beautiful holiday. I miss you as well. Chat again soon for sure!

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  10. I love you books Thank You and Merry Christmas
    Crystal Young
    crystaley73@yahoo.com

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    1. Merry Christmas Crystal, thank you so much for stopping by. If there is one you haven't read yet let me know and I will send it right over. Otherwise you can have my new release coming in Jan.

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  12. Hello Derinda wish you and your family Happy Holidays and Best wishes for the best in 2015.

    Melissa Williams Brown

    Melissa061572@aol.com

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    1. Happy Holidays Melissa to you and your family. Thank you so much for stopping by and supporting this blog hop. Did you have a preference for a book?

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    2. Hi Derinda, and Thank you ;) as for my preference of book I would love A breath of Death book 1 plz and Thank you again.

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  13. Merry Christmas! michelle.watson28@yahoo.com

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    1. Merry Christmas Michelle and I hope you have a blessed New Year! Thank you for stopping by today.

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  14. Wishing you and your family the best Derinda! Merry Christmas! Looking forward to Breath Of Life <3

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    1. OHHH P.S. It's Marilyn Ortega LOL <3 <3 <3

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    2. Merry Christmas Marilyn, I'm so thrilled you stopped by. Is there a book you haven't read yet of my collections? I'll send it right over if so, if not, I will send my new release to you in Jan.

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    1. What a pleasure to see you here Jessica. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  16. I LOVED your post! Merry Christmas!
    liese1235 at gmail dot com

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    1. Merry Christmas Lisa and thank you for stopping by and showing your support. Do you have a preference which book you would like?

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  17. Hi Derinda! I loved your poem! Have a wonderful holiday. (angelatarantula@yahoo.com)

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    1. Merry Christmas Angela and thank you so much for stopping by and supporting this wonderful blog hop. I hope you enjoy yourself.

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  18. Thanks and Happy Holidays to you and yours! sugarocg@gmail.com

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    1. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you. Thank you so much for stopping by and supporting this wonderful blog hop.

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  19. Thank you so much! Merry Christmas! tiffanesloan@yahoo.com

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    1. Merry Christmas Tiffane and thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a blessed New Year. If you would like to pick a book I will send it right to you.

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  20. Thank you and Merry Christmas! I would love to read Learning The Lies. My email is als115@optonline.net

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    1. Merry Christmas Alysha, I hope you have a beautiful holiday with your love ones. Learning The Lies is waiting in your email.

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  21. Thank you and Merry Christmas. I would love A breath of death please. jessbl75@gmail.com

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    1. Merry Christmas Jessica what a honor to have to stop by. Check your email for ABOD and may your New Year be filled with many blessings.

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  23. Thank you and Happy Holidays!
    ju.martinhao@gmail.com

    Juliana Ignacio

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    1. Good evening and Happy Holidays Juliana! Thank you so much for stopping by and if you would like to pick a book I will send it right away.

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  24. Happy Holidays! Thanks for this. zita at aol dot com

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  25. Ready for You sounds fantastic! Thank you!! Enjoy your holidays!
    cwdurbin@yahoo.com

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    1. Merry Christmas and I hope you have a Happy New Year. Ready For You is waiting in your email <3

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  26. Thank you! Merry Christmas! CBadder2@aol.com

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    1. Merry Christmas Christina! Thank you for stopping by and if you want to pick a book I will send it right over.

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  27. Marry Christmas!!! Tracymccarthy@hotmail.com kindle

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    1. Merry Christmas and thank you for stopping by Tracy! If you would like to pick a book I can send it to you!

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  28. Merry Christmas! Ready for you. mithay36@gmail.com

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    1. Merry Christmas and thank you for stopping by Mithay. Ready For You is waiting for you in your email. Have a beautiful day!

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  29. Merry Christmas!!
    I already have all your books ;)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Kathy. Please give your beautiful daughter a hug for me and I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year filled with many blessings.

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  30. I just wanted to stop by and wish you Happy Holidays, Derinda! What a lovely Christmas poem!

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    1. Eva, I hope you are doing well. My prayers are with you always. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Thank you for stopping by.

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  31. I would love to read Ready for You.
    Merry Christmas!
    Lesley
    lesley2038@gmail.com

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    1. How lovely to see you here Leslie! I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and a very blessed New Year. Ready For you is waiting for you in your email. <3

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  32. Merry Christmas! Corsons06@yahoo.com thank you

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  33. Happy holidays! I would love A Breath of Death!

    pinkindle[at]hotmail[dot]com

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and Merry Christmas Angie. Check your email for A Breath of Death!

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  34. I Hope Everyone Has a Merry Christmas! My Email address is lee_84067@yahoo.com

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    1. Merry Christmas Tami, I hope you and your family have a lovely time. Do you have a preference in which book I send you?

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  35. Merry Christmas! I would love to read A Breath of Death. Thanks!
    beckerjo at verizon dot net

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    1. So lovely to meet you JoAnna, and Merry Christmas! A Breath of Death is waiting in your email.

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  36. Thank you!
    Ready for love is my choice :-)
    mellie_jo_4@yahoo.com

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    1. Merry Christmas Melissa, you will find Ready For You waiting in your email. Thank you for stopping by today!

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  37. A Breath of Death sounds good. Thanks!
    1mad@marktwain.net

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    1. Merry Christmas and thank you for stopping by today. A Breath of Death is waiting for you in your email. Enjoy!!!

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  38. HI Derinda,

    Thank you!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

    Len Phelps - aphelps7377@gmail.com

    I would love to have your book A Breath of Death (Life & Death Saga Book 1)

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    1. Merry Christmas Len, and thank you so much for stopping by. A breath of death is now waiting in your email :)

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  39. thank you Merry Christmas lynn16@zoominternet.net

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  40. Marry Christmas!! Tracymccarthy@hotmail.com kindle. Not familiar with your books so surprise me. I look forward to reading it.

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    1. Merry Christmas and thank you so much for supporting this blog hop. I hope you and your family has a wonderful time.

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  42. Thank you so much and Merry Christmas!

    Learning the Lies please!
    triton3122@gmail.com

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    1. Merry Christmas Charles. I see you around everyone but haven't had the pleasure of talking to you personally. Very nice to see you here. Learning The Lies is waiting for you in your email. Have abeautiful day!

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  43. Hello! I've read your book Today Only last year, it was one of the best books I've read.
    Thank you so much for a beautiful story! Merry Christmas to you and your family :)

    Yash Levi
    yash.themeanderingsoul (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Oh and I would love to read Ready For You. Thank you so much!

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    1. Merry Christmas Laura, and thank you for stopping by. Is there a particular book of mine you wanted?

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    1. Merry Christmas Lisa. In your email you will find Ready For You. Thank you for stopping by.

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  46. Thank you lots. my email is 99.hill@gmail.com and i have a kindle

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Julie. Is there a specific book of mine you would like? Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  47. Love finding all these new authors!
    Nikki Rawson
    nbfzdm@verizon.net
    Kindle

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    1. So happy you stopped by Nikki, is there a particular book of mine you would like? I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas.

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  48. Merry Christmas.Thank you. theb1tch69@gmail.com Since you are new to me, I am happy for you to surprise me :D

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  49. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Sweetie. Thank you for taking part in the hop. I took a look at your books and I would love A Breath of Death. My email is ashley_dene@hotmail.com. Thank you again sweetie

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and Merry Christmas. A Breath of Death is waiting for you in your email. XOXO

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  50. Merry Christmas
    takiesha
    takieshasmith@hotmail.com

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  51. Merry Christmas - I have not had the pleasure of reading any of your books, so I would like to receive the first book you published.

    Robbie Bauldree
    rbauldree2001@yahoo.com

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    1. Merry Christmas Robbie, I hope you and your family have a lovely holiday. I have sent over Today Only, my very first release. Thank you

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  52. Happy Holidays!
    ♡ April
    aprilkirkland@rocketmail.com

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    2. Oops sorry I forgot that lol. I would love a copy of A Breath of Death please. Thank you!

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  53. Happy holidays! I have no idea what to choose. I would like your favorite.
    Juilia
    mrsskippydo@live.com

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  54. I would love to read Ready for You.
    Merry Christmas!!!

    Thank you very much.
    artgiote at gmail dot com

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    1. Merry Christmas Diana, thank you for stopping by I have sent Ready for You and its waiting in your email.

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  55. This is alot of fun. I haven't read A Breath of Death and that looks like a fun one. Thank you for doing this. Happy Holidays!

    Jessica
    jmtarrats@gmail.com

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  56. Thanks for the fun!! kindle doe.dowiesplace@gmail.com

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  57. Happy holidays!
    sakshi012@hotmail.com

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  58. Happy Holidays!
    Thank you for the gifts.
    We get to choose?

    Surprise me. I can't decide between Learning the Lies
    and Today Only

    wismomworks@gmail.com

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    1. Merry Christmas and thank you for stopping by, I have sent you Learning the Lies I hope you enjoy. If you do, I would be more than happy to send you Today Only.

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  59. Merry Christmas! And Happy New Year!
    mzlbell2010@gmail.com

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    1. Merry Christmas Latochia and I hope you have a happy New Year as well. Did you have a preference in my books that you would like?

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  60. Merry Christmas thank you so much! :) ~kyrie

    KyrieDionneLancaster@gmail.com

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  61. Happy Holidays Ms. Love to you and your loved ones, may God bless you always cwill030104@yahoo.com

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    1. Awww Merry Christmas Cynthia and so happy to see you stop by. Family is doing well, as I hope yours are too. Much love to you! What book of mine would you like or have you read them all LOL

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    3. Fortunately for me I have them all, just showing mu support, but I'm so excited for the next books, so I'm just patiently but anxiously waiting LOL love you!

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  62. Merry Christmas!!! Blokosmom@gmail.com

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  63. Merry Christmas! I would love to read Ready For Love! Thank you! Also that poem made me cry. The_nicole09@hotmail.com ~ Nikki Deatherage

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  64. Thank you! I would love a copy of Today Only
    Mary McCoy emmasmom69 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Merry I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year. Today Only is waiting in your email. :)

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  65. Merry Christmas!

    sburch@mail.bradley.edu

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  66. I would love a copy of Learning the Lies, thanks! Kara Johnson karabare9@aol.com

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    1. Merry Christmas Kara (Beautiful name by the way ) Learning The Lies is waiting for you in your email.

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  67. Awesome!!! Thanks so much, all of you authors are so generous :) Zimmermantammie@gmail.com

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  68. sherry bauer sbauer518@hotmail.com
    Merry Christmas!

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  69. Merry Christmas - Trisha Hudson - saraiyaproperties@gmail.com

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  70. Love the poem, have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Thank you for the book.

    Learning the Lies
    Nora Alcantar
    nadsolis@gmail.com

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  71. Merry Christmas! Shirley Thompson shirlntn71@gmail.com

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  72. I'd like *Ready for You*, please. Have a great Christmas!

    Holly Letson ~ bookaholicholly at gmail dot com

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  73. Thanks! Merry Christmas!

    sweet.tart89@yahoo.com

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  74. Thank you and merry Christmas xxxx

    weeann34@gmail.com

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  75. Happy Holidays! Thanks. dachshundlady@comcast.net

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  76. Hi! Happy holidays! Thank you all for the fun!! Hope you have a blast with your family! Awesome poem! Fantastic job! Id love Learning The Lies please? Thank you!!
    Shadow
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  77. Stephen
    megagod2005@gmail.com
    A breath of Death looks fun

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  78. Merry Christmas, your poem brought tears to my eyes :)
    Wonderful giveaway, Thank you <3
    Alison
    ahutfelter@gmail.com

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  79. Merry Christmas!! I would love Ready for love! Thanks!! -Christy Love - Christy_love14@hotmail.com

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  80. Illimani - illi818_39@kindle.com
    Happy Holidays! Great covers. 😉

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  81. Happy Holidays and Thank you.

    Kimberly Talbot / devynsmom95@yahoo.com

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  82. Merry Christmas love! Renae- dollface9509@gmail.com

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  83. Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!!! mamacitasteph@hotmail.com

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