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ACE/ROC 2011 Fall Preview and Giveaway from Anne Sowards

Update:  Our winners are as follows:

 

1) Lauren
2) md
3) sarah mayberry
4) Sara M
5) Jikie
6) Mary Beth
7) Brandy
8) Marty
9) Jacqueline Cook
10) Ann
11) shelley
12) margaret whelehan
13) Patrice
14) JenM
15) SarahM
16) Pamk
17) RachaelM
18) Tae
19) Seema
20) Teresa Warner
21) Julia Broadbooks
22) Heather F.
23) lisabookworm
24) Frannie
25) Rhianna
26) kim57
27) Van P.
28) Teri C
29) Pria
30) Jade

Welcome to Ace and Roc’s exciting fall books preview and giveaway. It’s almost autumn, and when it starts getting colder, I, for one, love to curl up with a good book. We’ve got some great debuts and new titles from favorite authors to talk about (and give away) to keep you entertained no matter the weather.

Thanks again to Dear Author for giving me this opportunity to let you know about some of our terrific upcoming titles. As always, there are too many good books for me to mention all of them, so you can visit our site (http://us.penguingroup.com/scififantasy) or our Facebook page to see what other books we’re publishing (http://www.facebook.com/acerocbooks).

September 2011

shadow kin by m j scottSHADOW KIN by M. J. Scott

This is a debut I absolutely loved when I read the manuscript for the editor who was considering it, and I hope you’ll give it a shot! It’s set in a wonderfully realized fantasy city with a 19th century feel to it, and the main character is an assassin bound to a vampire lord. It combines elements of traditional fantasy, urban fantasy, steampunk, and romance in an evocative world to make a powerful, unique, and thrilling story.

Imagine a city divided. On one side, the Night World ruled by the Blood Lords and the Beast Kind. On the other, the elusive Fae and the humans protected by their steadfast mages. A city held together by nothing more than a treaty—and even then, just barely…

I was born of a Fae mother, but I had no place among her kind. They called me soulless. An abomination. Perhaps they’re right.… I am a wraith, a shadow who slips between worlds. I was given into the service of the Blood Lord Lucius, who raised me to be his most feared assassin. Still, I’m nothing more than a slave to my master and to the need that only he can fulfill.…

Then Lucius orders me to kill Simon DuCaine, a powerful sunmage. In the blaze of Simon’s magic, my own disappears. Instead of seeking revenge, he shows me mercy. He wants to free me. But that’s one thing my master and his kind will never allow.

And even if I thought I could trust Simon, stepping from the shadows into the light isn’t as simple as it sounds.…

 

christine cody

BloodlandsBLOODLANDS and BLOOD RULES by Christine Cody

Because I completely failed to organize an Ace / Roc giveaway for our summer titles (mea culpa), you may have missed the launch of Christine Cody’s new Bloodlands series in August. We are publishing the books back-to-back, so I’m making up for my oversight by highlighting the series and giving away the first two books.

This is another new series that’s so fresh and different it’s a little hard to classify. Christine’s editor describes it as a post-apocalyptic western—with vampires.

The New Badlands—a desolate area in the West forged by the terrible events that altered the entire country, where a few frightened citizens retreated underground to shelter from the brutal weather…and from a society gone deadly dangerous.

Then the vampire arrived—and they started calling it the Bloodlands.

Not because Gabriel, the so-called monster running from his true self, was searching for his lover’s murderer. Nor because Mariah, the woman who reluctantly took him in, was willing to do anything to survive in the changed world.

No, the Badlands officially became the Bloodlands the moment a gun-for-hire who’d decided to slay every monster left in the country came after Gabriel.…

 

October 2011

SINS OF THE ANGELS by Linda Poitevin
SINS OF THE ANGELS by Linda Poitevin

This is the first in an exciting new urban fantasy series featuring a detective with a secret lineage, an undercover hunter, and a Fallen Angel out to destroy the world.

Homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis answers to no one. Especially not to the new partner assigned to her in the middle of a gruesome serial-killer case—a partner who is obstructive, irritatingly magnetic, and arrogant as hell.

Aramael is a Power—a hunter of the Fallen Angels. A millennium ago, he sentenced his own brother to eternal exile for crimes against humanity. Now his brother is back and wreaking murderous havoc in the mortal realm. To find him, Aramael must play second to a human police office who wants nothing to do with him and whose very bloodline threatens both his mission and his soul.

Now, faced with a Fallen Angel hell-bent on triggering the apocalypse, Alex and Aramael have no choice but to join forces, because only together can they stop the end of days.

 

DEAD MANN WALKING by Stefan PetruchaDEAD MANN WALKING by Stefan Petrucha

I have three words for you: zombie private detective. DEAD MANN WALKING kicks off a new series with a twist. Full disclosure—there is not a lot in the way of romance in this book. But if you like straight up fantasy noir mystery, this could be right up your alley.

The name is, or maybe I should say was, Hessius Mann. I’m dead. After I was executed for my wife’s murder, suppressed evidence came to light and the verdict was overturned. Lucky me, I was brought back to life, thanks to the miracles of modern science. Not that anyone believes I’m innocent. Hell, even I don’t, seeing as how I can’t remember.

Livebloods would rather we zombies be unseen and unheard as well as undead, but now that I’ve joined the ranks of Fort Hammer’s pulse-challenged, I try to make a “living” as a private investigator. Not that I get hired often. So when a lawyer brings me a missing person case and offers a whole lot of cash, I’m not inclined to say no. But after a few zombies turn up cut to pieces, I start thinking someone’s giving me the run-around—and it’s not like I’m in any condition to make a quick getaway…

 

ANGELS OF DARKNESS by Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Meljean Brook, and Sharon ShinnANGELS OF DARKNESS by Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Meljean Brook, and Sharon Shinn

This is a collection of four urban fantasy and paranormal romance novellas with an angel theme from an absolute all-star lineup of writers!

 

Angel’s Wolf by Nalini Singh

In the spellbinding universe of the Guild Hunter, a vampire becomes obsessed with the seductive angel who rules the Louisiana territory. But in her court, all is not what it appears to be.

 

Alphas: Origins by Ilona Andrews

A woman is kidnapped into a world divided by a superhuman civil war. As the captive of an irresistibly dangerous male, she has two choices: submit and become a pawn, or take hold of her own destiny.

 

Ascension by Meljean Brook

When vampires disappear from a community he’s protecting, a world-weary Guardian doesn’t know what evil he’s hunting, but he’d rather hunt alone than accept help from his ex-lover and fellow Guardian, Radha. But Radha refues to leave him, because she’s determined not just to help him save the community…but to save him.

 

Nocturne by Sharon Shinn

Accepting a position in a secluded and whispered-about mansion, a woman soon discovers the source of its mystery: the blind, tormented angel who lives there, and whose secrets could now destroy them both.

 

November 2011

 

THE SHADOW READER by Sandy WilliamsTHE SHADOW READER by Sandy Williams

THE SHADOW READER is the first book my wonderful assistant Kat Sherbo has edited, and it’s really terrific. It’s urban fantasy, but about the fae, and with as strong a focus on the fae realm as the human. The heroine’s voice drew me in right away. All her life she’s been used by the fae for the special ability she has, and when the book opens she’s taking a college final for the umpteenth time—only to be interrupted by the fae, who need her for something. Again.

 

Some humans can see the fae. McKinzie Lewis can track them, reading the shadows they leave behind. But some shadows lead to danger. Others lead to lies.

A Houston college student trying to finish her degree, McKenzie has been working for the fae king for years, tracking vicious rebels who would claim the Realm. Her job isn’t her only secret. For just as long, she’s been in love with Kyol, the king’s sword-master—and relationships between humans and fae are forbidden.

But any hope for a normal life is shattered when she’s captured by Aren, the fierce and uncompromising rebel leader. He teaches her the forbidden fae language and tells her dark truths about the Court, all to persuade her to turn against the king. Time is running out, and as the fight starts to claim human lives, McKenzie has to decide once and for all whom to trust—and where she ultimately stands in the face of a cataclysmic civil war.

 

LAST BREATH by Rachel CaineLAST BREATH by Rachel Caine

This is not technically a Roc book, but I write this, so.… LAST BREATH is the next in Rachel’s Morganville Vampires YA series. Personally, I think the series hits a new high with this book. It’s so powerful and emotionally wrenching that I cried. (Not to say that I’m a heartless wench or anything, but it takes a lot for a book to make me cry.) Never fear—things will turn out in the end.

 

Morganville, Texas, is a small college town that’s had its share of problems, thanks to a sometimes volatile mix of human and vampire residents. But there is a new threat in town, and he’s turning the vampires from predators into prey.…

With her boss preoccupied researching the Founder Houses in Morganville, student Claire Danvers is left to her own devices when she learns that three vampires have vanished without a trace.

She soon discovers that the last person seen with one of the missing vampires is someone who has just moved to town—a mysterious individual named Magnus. After an uneasy encounter with Morganville’s newest resident, Claire is certain Magnus isn’t merely human. But is Magnus a vampire—or something else entirely?

One thing is clear: Magnus is to blame for the disappearances. And if vampires are turning into victims, what chance does a human like Claire have?

 

December 2011

 

THE DOOMSDAY VAULT by Steven HarperTHE DOOMSDAY VAULT by Steven Harper

Another new series! The first of the Clockwork Empire novels is a highly entertaining romp through a steampunk world of gears and gadgets.

 

In a Britannia of clockwork automatons and airships, Alice Michaels’s prospects are looking grim.

The Honorable Alice B. Michaels is in a life-or-death struggle for survival—socially speaking, that is. At age twenty-one, her unladylike interest in automatons, and the unfortunate death of most of her family from the clockwork plague, have sealed her fate as a less than desirable marriage prospect. But a series of strange occurrences is about to lead Alice in a direction quite beyond the pale.

High above the earth on the American airship USS Juniper, Gavin Ennock lives for the wind and the sky and his fiddle. After privateers attack the Juniper, he is stranded on the dank, dirty, merciless streets of London. When Alice’s estranged aunt leaves her a peculiar inheritance, she encounters Gavin under most unusual—even shocking—circumstances.

Then Alice’s inheritance attracts the attention of the Third Ward, a clandestine organization that seizes the inventions of mad geniuses the plague leaves behind—all for the good of the Empire. But even the Third Ward has secrets. And when Alice and Gavin discover them, a choice must be made between the world and the Empire, no matter the risk to all they hold dear.

 

FATE’S EDGE by Ilona AndrewsFATE’S EDGE by Ilona Andrews

Ilona Andrews is endlessly inventive and always surprising, and I have to say I just love the Edge series, set in a world with Wal-Mart on one side and sorcerers on the other. Each book follows a new couple, although you’ll see appearances from favorites (like Jack and George) in FATE’S EDGE.

 

The Edge lies between worlds, on the border between the Broken, where people shop at Wal-Mart and magic is a fairy tale—and the Weird, where blueblood aristocrats rule, changelings roam, and the strength of your magic can change your destiny…

Born into a family of con men, Audrey Callahan left behind her life in the Edge for an unmagical existence in the Broken. Audrey is determined to stay on the straight and narrow, but when her brother gets into hot water, she takes on one last heist and finds herself matching wits with a jack-of-all-trades.

Kaldar Mar is a gambler, a lawyer, a thief, and a spy with some unusual talents that guarantee him lucrative work. His latest assignment has him tracking down a stolen item, and Kaldar doesn’t expect much of a challenge—until Audrey turns up to give him a run for his money.

But when the missing object falls into the hands of a lethal criminal, Kaldar realizes that in order to finish the job and survive, he’s going to need Audrey’s help…

 

Here’s what we’re giving away:

 

  • Shadow Kin by M. J. Scott (three finished copies)
  • Bloodlands and Blood Rules by Christine Cody (three sets of finished copies)
  • Aftermath by Ann Aguirre (two finished copies)
  • Sins of the Angels by Linda Poitevin (two advance reading copies)
  • Dead Mann Walking by Stefan Petrucha (two advance reading copies)
  • Angels of Darkness by Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Meljean Brook, and Sharon Shinn (three advance reading copies)
  • The Shadow Reader by Sandy Williams (three advance reading copies)
  • Last Breath by Rachel Caine (three advance reading copies)
  • Magic on the Line by Devon Monk (three advance reading copies)
  • Fate’s Edge by Ilona Andrews (three advance reading copies)
  • The Doomsday Vault by Steven Harper (three advance reading copies)

Anne Sowards is an executive editor at Penguin Group (USA) Inc., where she primarily acquires and edits fantasy and science fiction for the Ace and Roc imprints. Some of the great authors she works with include Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, Anne Bishop, Ilona Andrews, Karen Chance, Jack Campbell, and Rob Thurman. When she’s not reading, she listens to Chinese rap and spends way too much time playing video games. Follow her at http://twitter.com/AnneSowards.

TO ENTER:  Leave a comment about your favorite thing to do in the fall.  Contest will end on Friday, September 9, noon CST.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

365 Comments

  1. Ashley J
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 04:13:40

    My favorite thing in the fall is riding with the top down on the car on cool fall evenings.

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  2. ms bookjunkie
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 04:24:51

    In the fall when it’s raining outside, I love to huddle under the covers and read.

    (I’m intrigued by Christine Cody’s BLOODLANDS and BLOOD RULES.)

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  3. Tez Miller
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 04:49:37

    Favourite thing to do in autumn (I’m Australian; I’m not calling it “fall” ;-) ): Eat junk food. Same as every other season, really ;-)

    1st choice: Rachel Caine’s LAST BREATH
    2nd choice: M. J. Scott’s SHADOW KIN

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  4. Kelsey
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 05:24:49

    Fall is my favorite season so there are so many things I love to do, but the absolute best thing about fall is crunching on crispy leaves as you walk.

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  5. Nonny
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 05:44:07

    Halloween! :D

    (I’m most interested in Shadow Kin or Doomsday Vault, but everything here looks awesome! I foresee empty pocket book come later this fall. >_>)

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  6. Robert Sloan
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 05:52:13

    My favorite thing to do in the fall is NaNoWriMo. It’s a fun run for me – right now I’m doing the Three Day Novel Contest and I went over 50,000 words at the end of the second day.

    I love writing and no matter what else is going on in my life, November is my vacation from reality. I can do anything I want and sweep everything else off my desk. So after ten years of these things, I’ve gotten very good at reeling out plenty of rough draft.

    My editing speed hasn’t come anywhere near that, but I know that’s a matter of time and skill.

    My favorite book in the lineup is Dead Mann Walking, that sounded very cool. I like film noir and like zombies. I’ll probably need to get that one anyway. :D

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  7. Robert Sloan
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 05:54:09

    Whoops didn’t know I could edit. Don’t count this comment as anything.

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  8. Maree Anderson
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 05:56:29

    My favorite thing to do in Autumn (yes, another Downunder gal, here *waves at Tez*) is to see the kids off to school in the morning, make myself a coffee, and take it back to bed with whatever book I happen to be reading.

    Pick of the bunch: The Shadow Reader, Last Breath, Fate’s Edge. But honestly, these all look so fantastic it’s really hard to choose!

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  9. Ellie
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 05:57:38

    Hard to choose a favorite fall activity – I’m a cold weather girl so I love it all. I’d have to say decorating the house for Halloween – we go ALL out and every year we add something new, usually something quite gruesome.

    Christine Cody intruiges me.

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  10. Ren Puspita
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 06:11:40

    Wow, I live at Tropical country, so never experience fall season. But if there’s a fall in my country, while I think its a season with a warm (or nearing cold) weather, I’ll make a food touring and read so many books :)

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  11. Brenda
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 06:12:55

    My favourite thing to do is to curl up with a book in bed.

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  12. Auraya
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 06:20:05

    I like to go biking on those days with the last good weather before the cold sets in. The trees are all changing colour. The view is fantastic.

    And on those days it’s raining, I’ll be curled up in the sofa with a book.

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  13. kara-karina
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 06:27:48

    Ma favorite thing in autumn is to walk around in the forest or in the park, I just love the crisp air and and the wonderful colors!
    I would love to get my grabby little hands on The Doomsday Vault or Sins of The Angels :)

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  14. Jo O
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 06:27:56

    My favourite autumn thing is to take a long walk, but only on the clear crisp days. On the misty, damp and dreary days it’s all about curling up with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book.

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  15. ArkieRN
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 06:28:54

    My fall favorite activity is giving out treats to trick or treaters on Halloween. They are so adorable!

    Second favorite is curling up with a good book. :)

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  16. Helene
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 06:37:44

    My favourite autumnal activity is to take a morning walk and watch the leaves turn colour.

    (am interested in shadow kin and doomsday vault )

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  17. Merian
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 06:38:07

    Autumn afternoons in Melbourne have a lovely golden light. I like making berry crumble and drinking coffee outside.

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  18. BJ Adkins
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 06:41:03

    I love Halloween; dressing up with my two year old, decorating pumpkins, driving around to look at the decorations, and trick or treating! And his favorite thing to do is help me pile up leaves in the yard so him and my five year old German Shepard can run through them.

    ( …<3 Shadow Kin :) …)

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  19. sarah mayberry
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 06:42:29

    I’m all about Shadow Kin, but I plan on picking up a copy at MJ Scott’s launch later in the month here in her home city of Melbourne. Can’t wait to read the rest of this book, having read the excerpt on MJ’s site. My favourite thing to do in Autumn is dust off my winter clothes. I love cooler weather fashion!

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  20. A. Harel
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 06:46:36

    Fall means raking leaves, cleaning up the yard, pulling out the crock pot for soups and stews, fresh vegetables from the market, and back to school.

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  21. Sandia
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 06:47:46

    My favorite thing to do in the fall is to just be outside and enjoy the weather. Sitting at a brewpub in the country, leaf peeping, and having a seasonal pumpkin ale. Ah….

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  22. Riva Laughlin
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 06:57:14

    Fall in Texas means the weather is getting so folks can get outside again – which means festival weather!! I love going to the many small town festivals and celebrations that take place this time of year. I especially like touring the craft booths and food booths that spring up.

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  23. Sally Wilburn
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 07:11:17

    Fall is my favorite time of the year, so I’m outside enjoying the color and light. Looking forward to Fate’s Edge by Ilona Andrews.

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  24. Tabs
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 07:19:27

    My favorite fall activity is to each apple donuts from the orchard near my house. They’re insane.

    I’m most interested in Fate’s Edge, The Shadow Reader, and Angels of Darkness.

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  25. Susan Laura
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 07:29:19

    I love going to the apple orchard in the NC mountains with my family. Apples and cider and homemade apple donuts. Heaven!

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  26. Diana
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 07:36:01

    My favorite activity is to make my kid’s Halloween costumes if I can (the mummy costume last year was not successful) and to just enjoy the cooler weather!

    My preference is for Fate’s Edge, and then the Doomsday Vault…

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  27. Metal Queen
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 07:38:35

    Mmm…love fall. It’s when the mornings become cooler so I can resume the morning walks with the dogs. I can’t forget how beautiful it looks with the leaves changing colour, and readying the yard for winter.

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  28. MD
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 07:46:59

    I used to love to go watch red/yellow leaves in the fall. Unfortunately cannot do it anymore, I live in a climate where trees go from green to bare within a couple of weeks.

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  29. Frannie
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 07:50:00

    I love going to farmers’ markets on early fall mornings. It’s not too hot to cook anymore and I can spend the rest of the day puttering in the kitchen making delicious food — with occasional breaks for a cup of tea and a couple of pages of a great book of course. Fate’s Edge is at the top of my wish list!

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  30. Sharon
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 07:51:04

    Raking leaves is a favorite!

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  31. RebeLovesBooks
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 08:02:17

    Oktoberfest is my favorite.

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  32. Rosie
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 08:07:48

    I love to visit our local pumpkin patch with my niece and nephew.

    Andrews’ Fate’s Edge is one of my most-anticipated fall reads. :)

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  33. sandy l
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 08:13:26

    This is marching band season for my high schoolers. So, my favorite time is when marching band is finished. I can return to my life.

    This is a great lineup of books. I would love to try the Bloodland and Blood Rules.

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  34. Ritu
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 08:15:11

    I’m in a tropical country here – so no four seasons here. But if it starts raining or getting colder, I usually curl up in the sofa or on the window seat with a good book and some chocolate. Heaven!

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  35. Pam B
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 08:16:11

    Hi

    My favorite thing to do in fall is to watch college football.

    Thanks for the giveaway. I am looking forward to reading several of the debut authors you have listed. Love finding new authors.

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  36. Carolyn
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 08:21:10

    When the temperature gets down into double digits, I love to open all the doors and windows of my little house, let that bracing air inside. And turn off the a/c. I feel like I’m in a locked down prison during the hot, hot summers.

    Can’t wait to get my hands on Angels of Darkness and Fates Edge!

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  37. Ruth G.
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 08:24:31

    My favorite fall thing is apple picking and then baking something with them.

    1. Fates edge
    2. Last breath

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  38. Lizzy
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 08:32:50

    I live in South Florida and it stays toasty long into September and October. But I have this rule that once October comes, it’s fall, regardless of the temperature. So that’s my favorite thing: Pretending it’s sweater and boots weather, even if it isn’t.

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  39. marydee
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 08:34:46

    My favorite thing to do in the fall is to walk in the leaves that have fallen. Love that crunchie sound.

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  40. Lori S.
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 08:36:29

    Fall means football! It’s also time for the annual viewing of Nightmare Before Christmas in preparation for Halloween. :)

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  41. Suelder
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 08:37:30

    I love to bake. It’s too hot in the summer, so I usually go through a spate of baking as soon as it’s cool. I cannot wait for Fate’s Edge. Love Kaldar.

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  42. Julie Newberry
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 08:37:53

    Hi, I am from the UK, so my favourite thing to do in the “fall” or Autumn, is to jump around the garden in amongst all the leaves with my children, it’s great to see their faces, especially when they play hide and seek in the leaves, then a lovely hot bath with candles and a glass of wine, I am nothing but a simple girl x x

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  43. Lynnd
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 08:42:15

    My favourite things to do in the fall is to take walks in the woods at the cottage and to curl up by the fire with a good book.

    Thanks for the contest.

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  44. Lexie C.
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 08:44:40

    My favorite thing to do in the fall is to go to the orchards and go pumpkin picking during the day and at night the farm turns into a ‘haunted house’/fall festival wonderland with rides, food, haunted houses, corn field mazes and contests. I have some really good memories of when I was younger and being terrified of this one Haunted house (though now that I’m older I see the trick to it and I’m not *as* scared).

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  45. Statch
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 08:45:17

    In the fall, I like taking a drive anywhere to see the tree colors, but best of all is the Shenandoah National Park (in Virginia, USA).

    I’m really looking forward to Fate’s Edge and Angels of Darkness. Both Nalini Singh and Ilona Andrews are on my auto-buy list. The new authors sound interesting too!

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  46. AnnB
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 08:48:32

    My favorite thing is celebrating my anniversary with my husband! The weather in the South is finally cool enough to breath and we get to go to the fair.

    I’d be happy with any of these books.

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  47. LoriD
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 08:53:43

    I love to go for walks in the fall with my husband. There is something so peaceful about a walk in the woods with the beautiful fall-colored leaves gently falling around you. Another favorite for me is curling up with a good romance, a latte and a cookie!

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  48. Brianne
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 09:01:24

    In the Northeast, the fall is apple picking season. So that ranks up there at the top – get nice fresh apples, usually pick some pumpkins, go for a nice stroll in the woods at the same time – so peaceful and relaxing! :) and creates an excuse for a lot of baking!

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  49. Megan
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 09:01:34

    Drink Pumpkin Spice Lattes while burning a pumpkiny scented candle with pumpkin decorations all around and a pumpkin pie ready to be eaten.

    Basically anything with pumpkins.

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  50. branewurms
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 09:04:58

    My favorite thing to do in the fall is to chill out on the porch with a book and some nice, spicy incense.

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  51. Leslee
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 09:07:46

    My fav things are walking outside, reading on porch, playing with the kids outside, going to Disney, trick or treating with the kids, pretty much anything that deals with the outdoors since this is Florida and it is hot, hot, hot! But it starts to cool off eventually,sometimes even in time for Halloween. I am really interested in the Doomsday Vault and Fate’s Edge. :) Thanks for the wonderful contest!!

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  52. Lisa (starmetal oak)
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 09:14:03

    I love to watch all the new TV shows that come out in the fall!

    I’d be particularly interested in:
    Bloodlands and Blood Rules by Christine Cody
    The Shadow Reader by Sandy Williams
    The Doomsday Vault by Steven Harper
    Aftermath by Ann Aguirre

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  53. Serena
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 09:22:45

    I love to drive down Skyline Drive in Shenandoah. The views are simply stunning, not to mention the actual hike!
    I’d love any of these books, but I’d LOVE Fate’s Edge or Angels of Darkness.

    Serena

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  54. Darlene Marshall
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 09:25:06

    What a great lineup of talent you’re giving away! I’ve had some of those novels on my wishlist for months.

    My favorite fall activity? Planting flowers for the winter. It’s a Florida thing–I can grow pansies and other annuals that won’t take our harsh, humid summers, but love our cooler days and nights in the winter.

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  55. Jennifer R
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 09:33:24

    My favorite thing to do in the fall is going outside and playing with my kids. It’s too hot to do much in Georgia in the summer so fall is perfect for outside activities.
    When it rains I like to curl up on the porch and read.
    All these books sound great and I’m adding to my TBR pile. Though I have to say The Shadow Reader by Sandy Williams and Fate’s Edge by Ilona Andrews are the ones that will be going to the top of the list.

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  56. Avierra
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 09:40:16

    My favorite thing to do in the fall is to start cleaning up my garden: mulching the plants, tying things back, making sure everything is set for the winter.

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  57. Erin T
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 09:41:58

    My favorite thing to do in the fall is curl up on the couch with my dogs, pop in The Holiday and read. Silence freaks me out so I have to have a movie on in the background =p
    Thanks for the giveaway Ace/Roc publishes all of my favorite authors!

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  58. JMac
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 09:43:00

    I miss the New England Fall. My favorite thing to do was just walk around and breathe in the crisp air. Also, shop for boots and sweaters to wear while walking in the Fall air. It’s just not the same here on the West Coast.

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  59. Cindy
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 09:45:28

    My favorite thing to do in the fall is going to the harvest festivals. The smells of the food cooking! The artisans’ crafts!

    1st choice: Doomsday Vault by Steven Harper
    2nd choice: Shadow Kin by M. J. Scott
    3rd choice: Shadow Reader by Sandy Williams

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  60. Jill L
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 09:45:31

    I love to make soup…I miss it during the hot summer months.

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  61. Mary Beth
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 09:48:52

    Fall is my favorite season, so there are a lot of things I really like to do. Curling up with a good book, going to the pumpkin farm, and cheering at my sons’ football games and daughter’s soccer games are all good.

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  62. rissatoo
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 09:50:46

    There are two things I love best about fall: Seeing the leaves change (though now I have to drive up into the mountains to see more than a couple trees!), and baking (without making the entire house feel like an oven!) I love the colors and scents and flavors that are associated with Fall.

    And this list! Mostly looking forward to Devon Monk, Ilona Andrews, and Rachel Caine… but I know I’ll be checking out several of the other books whose descriptions piqued my interest. :)

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  63. Natasha
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 09:51:01

    At Thanksgiving (Canadian one in Oct) all my family gets together & we go apple picking during the day, then to a fall fair at night. It’s cheesy, but it works for us…plus fresh pie!

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  64. Patti (Caught in a FAB Romance)
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 09:54:25

    My favorite thing to do in the fall is sit outside in my backyard while the kids play, listen to the pond bubbling, and read and enjoy the fall weather – finally not too hot or humid.

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  65. MarieC
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 09:57:56

    In the fall, I love to bake. You just can’t do that during the summer.

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  66. Renda
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 10:04:59

    I am with MarieC, bake and bake and bake, with too much sampling.

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  67. Jen Adam
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 10:06:49

    Fall is my favorite time of the year so it’s hard to pick just one favorite activity! I live on a farm so one of my favorite things to do is ride in the combine while my husband harvests our crops – I often bring along a book to read out loud, and it’s such a special time to share. I also love riding my horses through the woods as the leaves change color. :)

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  68. Teresa N
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 10:07:55

    Thanks for the giveaway! Hadn’t heard of “The Shadow Reader” or “The Doomsday Vault”, but those are going on my TBR list.
    I love driving out to an apple orchard, admiring the changing leaves on the way, and then coming home and baking an apple pie with friends. Fall is the coziest season.

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  69. Tori
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 10:11:02

    Since I live in FL, fall for me means somewhat cooler weather. :) Any day I can sit outside for longer then 10 minutes and not have sweat dripping off me is a good day.

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  70. Jane A
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 10:22:07

    Here on SoCal, fall usually means cooler weather, but since it’s been cool all summer this year that won’t apply -unless it gets downright cold! My favorite thing to do on a beautiful fall day is take a nice long trailride on my horse. If it is cold, I’ll read!

    I’d love to read Ilona Andrews Fate’s Edge.

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  71. Aemelia
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 10:27:15

    What I love about the fall is the changing colors of the leaves, the cooling temperatures and bonfires. :)

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  72. E.D. Walker
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 10:29:09

    Curl up in bed and listen to the rain…when there is rain. Also, Halloween.

    The Shadow Reader by Sandy Williams sounds very interesting.

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  73. CrystalGB
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 10:29:20

    My favorite thing to do in the fall is build a bonfire and roast marshmallows and make smores.

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  74. kindle-aholic
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 10:31:41

    Favorite Fall activity: Apple picking (which usually means let the kiddos pick apples while I sit back with cider and apple donuts). Now I’m getting hungry…

    Thank you so much for the list and the giveaway!

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  75. LisaCharlotte
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 10:33:48

    I get so excited as cooler weather approaches. Planning my Halloween yard display begins NOW!

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  76. Anne
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 10:35:55

    I love sitting outside on my back deck at night during the Fall. Or doing anything involving a bonfire. I love the colors and temperatures of Fall. Oh and baking pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, and drinking pumpkin spice coffee!

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  77. Susan
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 10:37:03

    I love to curl up with a good book, a blanket, and my cat on my lap. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  78. lisabookworm
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 10:37:36

    My favorite fall activity to going to Starbucks for a Pumpkin Spice latte to drink while I either read a book or watch the fallen leaves fly around the yard on a windy day.

    Sharon Shinn is one of my all-time favorite authors, so I’d have to go with Angels of Darkness by Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Meljean Brook, and Sharon Shinn. And The Doomsday Vault is going on my TBR list.

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  79. jennifer
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 10:41:35

    I start to wear my cardigans again in the fall, thus feeling instantly smarter.

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  80. Julia Broadbooks
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 10:41:42

    Well, I live in Florida, so fall here is a little different. What I look forward to are the first days, usually in October or early November, when it will be cool enough to open the windows of the house. Sort of the opposite of that first spring week when the folks up north can turn off the heat.

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  81. Patrice
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 10:49:53

    My favorites are cooler weather and the different outdoor art festivals and concerts to enjoy!
    1. Shadow Kin
    2. Aftermath
    3. Sins of the Angels or Shadow Reader

    etc. etc. etc! Devon Monk and Ilona Andrews are perenial favorties but I thought I’d choose some “new to me” authors this time. I always come away from these posts with a list of books to try! Thank you so much for the giveaway. Happy Fall! :)

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  82. Shannon H
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 10:55:15

    My favorite thing to do in the fall is go to Penn State football games with my dad

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  83. Elise
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 10:57:39

    I love to bake in the fall. Fresh baked goodies with a cup of tea and a book is a lovely way to spend an afternoon

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  84. Kristin (My Bookish Ways)
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 10:58:44

    My favorite thing to do in the fall is taking the kids trick or treating. Hands down. You can just start to feel the bite in the air and the kids are so excited to be loading up on candy. I love it!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  85. Sotheara
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 10:58:58

    These books sound awesome, and I’m very excited to get my hands on them. I’m especially interested in
    Shadow Kin by M. J. Scott, Aftermath by Ann Aguirre,
    Sins of the Angels by Linda Poitevin, Angels of Darkness by Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Meljean Brook, and Sharon Shinn, and Fate’s Edge by Ilona Andrews.

    Fall is definitely my favorite season. I love the cooler weather when I can just put on a sweater or a light jacket. Love the changing foliage and the smell of burning leaves. Most of all, I get drink hot apple cider.

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  86. LethalLovely
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 10:59:50

    Thanks for the giveaway, DA & Ace/Roc!

    Oddly enough-to me anyway-my favorite fall thing is when I get to unearth my cute fall/winter clothes from the closet. Summer is my favorite season & I could spend the rest of my life in flip flops & tank tops, but there’s something to be said about being able to wear those sexy thigh high boots & black tights.

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  87. Jan
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 11:00:23

    Fall is my favorite fruit and vegetable season. What better way to drive away the cold than to bake all kinds of pie? And since it’s isn’t really freezing yet, you can totally eat ice cream with them. It’s the best of both worlds! So yeah. I bake and I eat basically.

    I think I’m most interested in Shadow Kin, the Bloodlands books, and maybe The Shadow Reader – all though Fae need to be done really well to entice me.

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  88. kim57
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 11:02:40

    My favorite thing to do in autumn is buying beautiful mums and pumpkins and decorating the front porch. I actually do more for autumn than for Christmas, I think.

    Thank you so much for this great giveaway!!

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  89. Joely
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 11:03:22

    My favourite thing to do in fall is to take walks, mainly because it’s just the right temperature. That and reading outside, love it :)

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  90. TinaBuriedUnderBooks
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 11:12:26

    I live in Texas where we have one season-HOT!! But when we are blessed with one week of cold weather I love to drink hot chocolate and curl up with a good read near a fire place.

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  91. Diane V
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 11:15:09

    My favorite thing to do in the fall is to go to the apple orchard to get apples, apple cider donuts and apple pie.

    Looking forward to “Angel’s of Darkness” and “Fate’s Edge”.

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  92. willaful
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 11:16:20

    Fall around here is when we finally get summer! So my favorite thing is to enjoy the sunshine. (Our seasons: Spring – Fog – Summer – Rain.)

    When it actually does get Fallish, I love to rake the leaves. I find it very relaxing.

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  93. Quynh Tran
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 11:16:29

    My favorite thing to do in the fall is to wear a cool shoe to my sons’ school everyday because the little girls and one particular boy are so generous with their admiration of my adventurous footwear.

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  94. Kristal
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 11:19:37

    I adore fall – absolutely my favorite season! I love to go up in the mountains and sit amongst the trees and alternately read and knit.

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  95. Donna
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 11:20:17

    My favorite thing to do in fall is enjoy the cool weather after a hot summer.

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  96. SandyH
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 11:20:23

    Love Football, the cooler weather and watching the leaves turn. I live in the mountains in Virginia and it is beautiful in the fall. I feel rejuvenated.

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  97. David Chamberlain
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 11:20:52

    I love to scuff through piles of multicolored leaves on the ground beneath almost bare trees. That and having hearty soups on cool autumn days.

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  98. Readsalot81
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 11:21:15

    I’m actually reading Shadow Kin right now and am really enjoying it.

    In the fall? That’s when Ca experiences some of the hottest days of the year.. but I look forward to the holidays when my mom makes some fabulous food and I get to spend some time w/ my family. (and taking home LEFTOVERS..nom nom)

    Hmmm, I’d really enjoy Sins of the Angels or Fates Edge. Choices, choices ;)

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  99. Tamara
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 11:24:41

    I have no idea what I enjoy doing on the fall. I mean, here we basically have summer all year long except for two (at most) rainy months. So…

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  100. helen
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 11:26:13

    I love buying and drinking the delicious uv treated cider at a local farm here. It is SOOO good. It tastes just like the cider I used to have as a kid before pasteurization ruined all the flavor in the cider sold most places.

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  101. Elaine G
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 11:30:19

    My favorite thing is taking walks on the local paths and see all the leaves changing colors..Also the new Fall season of TV starts :)

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  102. ML
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 11:30:41

    That’s an easy question! Fall is my favorite time of year so I have some traditions. My favorite-I always watch the Labyrinth every fall and must do so with a steaming cup of hot chocolate loaded with marshmallows. Outside of that, I love jogging through the leaves. I love curling up in my recliner with a great mug of tea and a good book or two. And I adore decorating for Halloween.

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  103. Kim
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 11:33:43

    In the fall, I enjoy taking a walk on a cool day. I also enjoy drinking a glass of cider.

    I’ve never read anything by Nalini Singh, so Angels of Darkness sounds good.

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  104. LSUReader
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 11:35:55

    My favorite thing in the fall is watching LSU win its football games. Geaux Tigers!

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  105. Lindsey
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 11:41:51

    My favorite thing to do in the fall is to sit back and enjoy it! I love watching the leaves change, and I love it when the weather cools down (though I live in southern California, so it only cools down a very little bit).

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  106. anna lewis
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 11:42:00

    football, pictures, reading, family time, and awesome food!

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  107. Darlynne
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 11:44:49

    To have the windows open on cooler nights, to sit outside and look up at the stars.

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  108. jayhjay
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 11:47:29

    My favorite thing to do in autumn is the pumpkin patch. I love the pictures we get there!

    I’d love the Angels of Darkness stories!

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  109. Polly
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 11:47:40

    Look at the blue, blue autumn skies.

    (Angels of Darkness looks wonderful)

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  110. blodeuedd
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 11:50:10

    In the fall I love to sit inside and read. Or go out walking, since there are no mosquitoes around any more ;)

    What a great set of books :D

    Shadow Kin by M. J. Scott
    Angels of Darkness by Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Meljean Brook, and Sharon Shinn
    The Shadow Reader by Sandy Williams
    Fate’s Edge by Ilona Andrews
    Were already on my wishlist but now I got to see so many more good ones…ohhh I wanna shop

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  111. md
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 12:04:11

    You’re not giving away Basilisk by Rob Thurman? That’s the one I’d be most interested in.

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  112. Rachel V.
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 12:06:17

    My favorite thing to do in the fall is go for hay rides!

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  113. JenM
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 12:08:05

    Two Ilona Andrews stories! Yippee! I’m especially waiting for the Alphas novella. I read a snippet quite awhile back, before they’d even decided to write a full story and I’ve been waiting (patiently) ever since.

    Favorite thing to do in the fall? I live in the San Francisco Bay Area where it’s foggy all summer at the coast, and only clears up and gets warm in the fall, so I’m actually looking forward to some beach time in the next two months.

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  114. Laura
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 12:13:04

    My favorite things to do in the fall are going to the apple farms, watching the leaves turn color, and curling up with a book when the weather turns cool and stormy.

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  115. Barbara Elness
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 12:29:21

    My favorite thing to do in the fall is to get outside and enjoy the cooler weather. I live in Florida, so it’s a big relief for the weather to be cooler and drier, and I enjoy walking through the leaves and hearing the crunch of the acorns under my feet.

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  116. MaryK
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 12:30:16

    Well, I love chilly weather and cozy knitwear, but I live in the South so that’s usually our winter in about January. :S

    I pre-ordered Angels of Darkness a while ago. I can’t wait to read it! I appreciate you telling us which books are romantic and which aren’t. :)

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  117. Joder
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 12:40:05

    My favorite thing about Fall is the transition to cooler weather. I LOVE being able to open the windows at night and feel cool and relaxed while listening to the crickets chirp.

    1st choice: Angels of Darkness anthology
    2nd choice: Bloodlands and Blood Rules by Christine Cody

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  118. Pria
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 12:51:03

    I just moved to a new town and adopted a dog! So my favourite thing to do this fall will be to hang out in the park at the back of my house and try to train a dog that’s almost as big as I am to walk on a leash.
    So far, he’s done a good impression of being a husky with me as the sleigh and I’m hoping to change this :)

    Edited to add: I’d like Fate’s Edge as my top choice. Any of the others as no. 2.

    Thanks!

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  119. margaret whelehan
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 12:53:25

    My fav thing to dp on the fall is sitting outside. During the day, i would sit on my porch and read a good book. At night i would sit by the outside fireplacr and spend time with my husband and friends.

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  120. margaret whelehan
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 12:54:12

    My favorite thing to dp on the fall is sitting outside. During the day, i would sit on my porch and read a good book. At night i would sit by the outside fireplacr and spend time with my husband and friends.

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  121. margaret whelehan
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 12:55:04

    My favorite thing to do in the fall is sitting outside. During the day, i would sit on my porch and read a good book. At night i would sit by the outside fireplacr and spend time with my husband and friends.

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  122. margaret whelehan
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 12:55:49

    My favorite thing to do in the fall is sitting outside. During the day, i would sit on my stoop and read a good book. At night i would sit by the outside fireplacr and spend time with my husband and friends.

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  123. Nadia Lee
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 12:58:37

    I love going to the Mt Bandit Shack with Hero Material, though we probably can’t do that this fall w/ the Boy and all. :-)

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  124. Ktweedy
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 13:05:42

    Fall is for long walks in the woods, with the smell of fallen leaves wafting up from the trail. Or, if the long soaking rains come, cooking stews while reading good books. I’m ready!

    I’m looking forward to the Singh/Andrews/Brooks/Shinn novellas and the Ilona Andrews Edge book, but frankly they all look good.

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  125. KC
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 13:06:00

    Two faves: curl up on my couch with a good book, and go to the Smokey Mountains to enjoy all the colors.

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  126. Ilona
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 13:11:53

    Walking the dog in autumn leaves – lovely colours and crisp fresh air what more could one ask for?

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  127. Donna Steele
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 13:13:35

    Fall, when it cools off, make a big pot of homemade vegetable soup and sit out on the back porch reading with the smell of the turning leaves wafting toward me.

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  128. Anaquana
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 13:17:00

    I love to go walking in the fall. The weather is usually perfect for long rambles through the neighborhood and crunching through the leaves makes me feel like a little kid.

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  129. Marty
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 13:21:54

    My favorite thing to do in the fall is open all my windows to let the fresh air inside.

    I think Bloodlands and Blood Rules by Christine Cody would be my picks. All of these are going on my tbb list.

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  130. Brandy Swain
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 13:24:28

    My favorite thing to do in Fall is grab a hot cup of coffee and curl up somewhere comfy with a book! There’s nothing better!

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  131. Nicola O.
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 13:26:16

    Oh, what a fabulous list!

    I love fall – watching the leaves turn color, taking photos in the clear slanty light, getting sweaters back out into rotation, wearing sweatshirts and listening to the rain at the window while reading the latest release!

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  132. Brandy Swain
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 13:28:53

    @Brandy Swain: Can’t wait for Last breath and Angel of Darkness!!!

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  133. matkeltri
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 13:31:41

    My favorite thing to do in the fall is go to the kids’ soccer games. Fall always means soccer in our house.

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  134. Little Lamb Lost
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 13:35:41

    My favorite thing to do in the fall is to harvest produce from my garden and use it to cook or bake, and then to indulge in the results.

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  135. Maria
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 13:36:46

    My favorite thing to do in the fall is to sit in a very big and old armchair in my living room with the company of a book while the rain hits the window beside me. Of course, then I drink a cup of hot chocolate and eat home-made cake…:)
    I would love to have the books by Christine Cody or M.J Scott!

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  136. shiuli
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 13:39:50

    What I love is the crunching of leaves in the morning, the crisp intake of air when am walking to work.

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  137. infinitieh
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 13:46:11

    There really isn’t that much difference where I live. The days get shorter and it gets colder. But the rainy season doesn’t quite start yet. Still, this is the time of year that I start drinking hot coffee drink again.

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  138. LoriK
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 13:47:45

    Fall is my favorite season, so I like most everything about it. I guess my favorite is curling up with a book, a nice warm throw and a cup of tea.

    (All the books sound good, but I’m most interested in Fate’s Edge by Ilona Andrews.)

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  139. Carlyn McKechnie
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 13:51:03

    My fave thing to do is snuggle up on the couch with my kids and have a movie day! Thanks for a great giveaway :)

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  140. Michelle Bledsoe
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 13:52:26

    Fall happens to be my favorite time of year. I love to sit outside with a good book and smell the change in the air. I open my windows to air the house out and make it feel more comfortable. Fall just makes me feel comforted. To me Fall signals the beginning of the holidays and families getting together that may not have the chance to the rest of the year.

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  141. peggy h
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 13:55:47

    My favorite Fall activities–looking for new pumpkin-flavored things to eat, and watching football!

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  142. Leslie
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 13:58:51

    Fave thing to do in the fall? Keep the windows open at night, pile blankets on my bed, and sleep snuggled up after reading a good book with just my nose peeking out of the covers.

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  143. e_bookpushers
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 14:03:01

    My favorite thing to do in the fall is to make a huge pot of chili, have all the toppings ready and eat while watching sports with my family :). Love these giveaways since they always introduce me to new releases I wasn’t aware of.

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  144. Pam P
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 14:04:18

    favorite fall things to do – picking apples to bake pies, taking kids in the family to pumpkin fairs and hayrides.

    Want all these books, lol. Great to see some really interesting debuts, especially Shadow Kin and Sins of the Angels

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  145. Jody
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 14:07:45

    Helping with the set-up and sales of our semi-annual library book sale. We start in a couple of weeks.
    Shadow Kin looks intriguing.
    Thanks!

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  146. Cybercliper
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 14:07:49

    My favorite thing to do in the fall is baking!!! Pumpkin pies, ginger cookies, and spice cakes with cream cheese icings – yum! Oh, and thick stews with sour dough bread – now I’m hungry!

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  147. Mickie T
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 14:16:52

    Fall is a delightful time of year. I love the slanting quality of the light – even when it shows that the windows in the house are dirty! The fall air smells wonderful, the trees are beautiful and produce leaves for long, crunchy walks.

    Then there’s fall food – soups, stews, roasts, fresh-baked bread and baked goods of all sorts. Apples, apple cider, apple crisp…

    And books, of course, always books.

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  148. Hillary
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 14:17:59

    When I was a kid living in Virginia, I loved to go sledding down the ravine in the fall. I know you’re thinking, sledding in the fall? But it works. The fallen leaves are just as slick as snow and the ravine near our friends house was steep! And deep! It was perfect.

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  149. Kelley B
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 14:20:48

    I love watching all the new shows starting in the fall

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  150. Jenna E.
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 14:28:36

    My favorite thing to do in the fall is to talk brisk walks in the cool autumn air.

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  151. Heather F.
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 14:37:08

    My favorite things to do in the fall is cook and read. I love making warm, hearty soups and reading whenever I can.

    I would love to win the Angels of Darkness anthology.

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  152. Emily
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 14:37:42

    My favorite thing to do in the fall is to drink tea while wearing hoodies and jeans again. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

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  153. Jillian
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 14:38:27

    My favorite thing to do in the Fall is sit on my porch in the wonderful cool, crisp air with a good book. :)

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  154. Lori
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 14:39:47

    My favorite thing about Fall is cooking. There’s something about the cooler days and the feel of the season that just makes me want to make soups and casseroles and bake breads.

    It’s my favorite season.

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  155. FD
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 14:47:54

    Autumn is when term starts for the year. Call me weird if you want, but I get a kick out of buying books, note paper and pens, and getting class schedules.;)

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  156. vita
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 15:00:18

    My favorite Fall activity is AMC’s week of Halloween movies. I just love soaking up all the spooky classics. Because I’m a fraidy-cat, I like scary movies on tv where they are somewhat edited of the gore.

    As you can tell from my love of vampires, werewolves, ghosts, and fairytale figures, I can’t hardly choose from all these wonderful ACE/Roc stories! Yet my top three would probably be Shadow Kin,Sins of the Angels, and The Shadow Reader. I wish I could win them all!!!

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  157. BevQB
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 15:11:21

    I’m a Summer person, so Fall is kind of depressing because I know the long, cold, and GREY Ohio winter is not far away. No more flip-flops is the absolute WORST part of the seasonal change. I absolutely HATE wearing shoes and I keep wearing my flip-flops until my toes start turning blue.

    However, Fall means big comfy sweaters and incredible displays of Fall colors on the trees. Oh, and I must note that Fall includes Halloween and all those lovely bags of candy in oh-so-convenient mini-sizes.

    BTW, THE SHADOW READER by Sandy Williams just went on my “Insatiable Book Lust” Amazon Wish List. Thanks for the heads-up, Anne!

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  158. Lynnette
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 15:20:11

    My favourite thing to do is to put a wood log in the fireplace and curl up with a good book. Thanks for the giveaway. All the books look good, but I’m really interested in Sins of the Angels & The Shadow Reader. I work in a Canadian bookstore and will be keeping an eye out for all of these titles.

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  159. Kimberly
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 15:24:13

    My favorite thing to do in the fall is get together with my brother and throw the football around.

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  160. Cathy MacDonald
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 15:25:45

    Fall means pumpkin patch visits with my grandbabies and snuggling under my down comforter with a wonderful romance story.

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  161. L
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 15:41:39

    I love it when the leaves start to change and the air gets crisp.

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  162. Paula Klug
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 15:53:44

    Fall in Florida – well that is kind of a mis-nomer, but for those few splendid days of cool dry weather, being outside is a must. Walking the Sheltie and Pug without danger of overheating is a welcome activity, along with helping hubby plan the seasonal garden. After more than 30 years in the sunshine state, I still miss the autumn leaves from my homestate of Ohio.

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  163. Liz
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 15:56:43

    Rake leaves and enjoy the cool weather during the day, and curl up by the fire with a good book at night.

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  164. Alaina
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 16:14:28

    fav fall thing to do.. finish the gardens!! enjoying the last of the weather before the subarctic snows come in..and have thanksgiving! pumpkin pie, sooo good!

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  165. MeganS
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 16:23:49

    Oh gosh. Just about every book on the list had me going, “Oooh, I want to read that!”

    My favorite fall thing is enjoying the slightly cooler weather with a hot drink, but planning costumes for my friends’ annual Halloween party is a close second.

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  166. Laura Wilson
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 16:26:45

    My favorite thing to do in the fall is make gumbo and beef stew.

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  167. Sabrina
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 16:38:08

    My favorite thing to do in the fall is baking and cooking…love the smell of banana nut bread baking and beef veggie soup simmer on the stove!

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  168. emmad
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 16:43:40

    Well autumn here isn’t until April :) Love those last few BBQ’s with friends. Taking advantage of the waning sun.

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  169. Brandy
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 16:54:20

    I think my favorite thing to do in the Fall is pretty simple. I like to take walks in the (in some areas) smoke scented chilled air and admire the gorgeous colors of the turning leaves.
    (Fate’s Edge is on my TBR list, I can’t wait until it’s released.)

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  170. Diane Mc.
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 17:00:12

    Being outside more since fall is finally when it cools down here in Texas.

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  171. Rosie Nguy
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 17:00:18

    I love watching the leaves change and feeling the air turn crisp.

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  172. April V
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 17:45:50

    When I lived up north, anything outside was wonderful in the fall – camping, hiking, canoeing, pumpkin selection – but down here in the south there isn’t a huge change in the fall. We pretty much go from hot to cold. But if I had my druthers, my perfect fall passtime would be sitting in front of a nice fire with a cup of cocoa and a good book – perhaps a cat or dog or two curled up with me.

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  173. Kaetrin
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 17:50:59

    I just love to be out in the sunshine before winter sets in. Autumn is better than spring IMO – less hayfever! :)

    I’d love to win a copy of either the Angels of Darkness anthology or Fate’s Edge! (hint :D)

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  174. Kate N. (Yzhabella)
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 17:59:54

    Fall is a great time of year with all the vibrant new colours and that fresh crisp smell in the air! I love donning my favorite pair of jeans and a cozy over-sized sweater, grabbing my darlin’ by the hand and walking the trails! Nothing better!

    Thanks for the chance to win one of these great new reads!

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  175. Sharon
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 18:10:45

    I love to open my kitchen again! During the summer it’s too hot to cook, but once the days start getting colder, here come the cookies, and chilis, and stews, and apple butter! Yum! Sandwich time, goodbye!

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  176. Diane
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 18:33:11

    I love getting my Christmas baking started! I work retail and in November and December I have no time or energy left to work on anything else so Fall is when I get lots of it done!

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  177. Kayla Bouy
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 18:59:35

    My favorite thing to do in the fall…. I think that would be laying outside on our swing reading. It’s not to warm or cool, not as many bugs, and usually not very rainy. Perfect weather.

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  178. Julie T
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 19:20:59

    Fave thing in the fall: get outside and enjoy it as long as it lasts!

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  179. Ruth (CO)
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 19:44:11

    My favorite fall activity is going to watch my nephews play highschool football games.

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  180. Pamk
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 19:44:12

    Fall festivals with all the foods, crafts, and fun that entails. Going to orchards aad trying cider and eating fresh apples. Of course there is always pumpkin patches and halloween.
    I love to win Ilona Andrews Fate’s Edge and Angels of Darkness anthology.

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  181. kathybaug
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 19:50:12

    My favorite thing about fall is seeing the trees change colors. Also walking when the air is crisp and cold (but not too cold).

    I am interested in Angels of Darkness or Shadow Kin.

    Thanks!

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  182. Heather
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 19:58:48

    Oh where to begin? Fall is my all time favorite season. Seriously, I love it.
    My favorite thing to do in fall is: My husband and I got married in the fall, so every year we take a trip up to the Blue Ridge mountains and hike and explore and just enjoy the amazingness of fall, in all it’s glory. LOVE IT!

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  183. readerdiane
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 19:59:04

    My favorite fall thing is to go to some Farmer’s Markets for the fall vegetables & fruit. I love apples and baking vegetables. Toss them with some olive, garlic and let them bake while I read. ;)

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  184. Karina
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 20:10:19

    Ooh, so many good books. Fall is my favorite season. I love making soups, pies, decorating for Halloween, and the best: drinking hot apple cider while curled up with a good book in front of a crackling fire. Sigh.

    All of these books look fabulous, but if I had to pick, I’d be most interested in trying either Shadow Kin or Doomsday Vault.

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  185. Ashley C
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 20:11:42

    My favorite thing to do in the fall is go to the orchard and pick apples. My family loves making all things apple related like spiced cider, apple sauce and apple pie!

    I’m also really looking forward to the new Ilona Andrews books!!!!

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  186. Jade
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 20:39:08

    My favorite thing to do is gather around a campfire, make S’mores and drink hot cider. :) Oh, and my preference would be the Fate’s Edge ARC by Ilona Andrews or the Angels of Darkness ARC.

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  187. Jennie M.
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 20:41:11

    I like to go outside and admire the change in scenery. Ah, Fall is my favorite season.

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  188. Jennifer S
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 21:05:51

    My favorite thing about fall is family! Along with the holidays, we have tons of birthdays and fall is when I get to spend and see close and extended family the most.

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  189. Cameron Yeager
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 21:36:45

    I love to curl up on the couch with a good book, a nice cup of tea, and my cats and just read the day away.

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  190. Joanna V
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 21:44:44

    Wow, these all look good, I think the only one I wouldn’t read is Dead Mann Walking, zombies just aren’t my thing.

    I love autumn, it’s my favorite season. I can’t wait for the apples and apple cider at the farmer’s market, and then I like to bake something with them.

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  191. Emily E
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 21:45:50

    Carving pumpkins. Roasting the seeds. Curling up with a book.

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  192. Linda
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 22:05:04

    I live in the tropics & we don’t get the 4 seasons. It’s hot n humid all year round.

    If I did get the chance to experience Fall, I’d love to make a pile of fallen leaves & jump in!

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  193. Julie
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 22:16:52

    I love watching the leaves change color for the autumn. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  194. srs
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 22:21:13

    Pumpkin pie! Both the making and the eating of. Also, picnics in the park, with a good book, a warm sweater, and pumpkin pie. (I make really good pie.)

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  195. Stephanie M
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 22:22:42

    I love to watch NFL football.

    My preferences are Fate’s Edge by Ilona Andrews and Angels of Darkness. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  196. Andra
    Sep 06, 2011 @ 00:02:03

    Okay, this may sound weird, but what I like best is cleaning out my closet and buying a few new sweaters and things for the upcoming season (we have two seasons in Vancouver – the rainy triumvirate of fall, winter and spring, and summer.)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  197. Tae
    Sep 06, 2011 @ 00:06:16

    fall is my favorite season just because I can wear long sleeves and jeans and don’t get overheated. In Korea, fall is the best time to go hiking because of the weather and the turning of the leaves. Most of all, I love fall because I can eat apples and apple pie, so I guess I love eating pie best in the fall.

    I am really looking forward to Fate’s Edge. I read the Edge books before the Kate Daniels series and really loved them

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  198. Bea
    Sep 06, 2011 @ 00:07:31

    I like to go the local Renaissance fair. It starts the first weekend of September and runs through mid-October.It’s a fall tradition.

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  199. Bella F.
    Sep 06, 2011 @ 00:08:11

    My favorite thing to do in the fall is drink hot apple cider and make BBQ outside in the crispy cool weather.

    Also those Christine Cody books sound awesome and I’d love to get my paws on ‘em:)

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  200. Arwen
    Sep 06, 2011 @ 00:08:45

    Favorite thing to do in the fall? Cook. Bake bread. Make stews. It’s been so hot this summer (Texas) that we have cooked as little as possible. Things that heat the house and body? Not so much in our weather. LOL You’ve got a great fall line up.

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