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#Giveaway: Gwen Hayes,Kira Brady,Denise L. Wyant

Welcome to the Dear Author August Extravaganza, Day 23.

Every day this month, we are giving away copies of books, both digital and print, as well as gift certificates and even a digital reader. Stay tuned to this link to see all of the giveaways. They only last a few days each so keep visiting.

From Author Gwen Hayes

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August Extravaganza! Yay! I’m giving away a $25 gift card to Amazon. I get a lot of personal benefit from Dear Author every day, so I’m happy to take part in the celebration.

Gwen Hayes lives in the Pacific Northwest with her real life hero, their children, and the pets that own them. She writes stories for teen and adult readers about love, angst, and saving the world.

In addition to writing, Gwen is the Editorial Director for the Scandalous line at Entangled Publishing and freelance edits at www.fresheyescritique.com.

She is represented by Jessica Sinsheimer of the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency. For more information about Gwen, please visit www.gwenhayes.com.

 

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From Author Kira Brady

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I’m giving away five signed copies of the first book in the Deadglass Trilogy. In a gritty, alternate Seattle, two shape-shifter races fight for control to the Gate to the Land of the Dead. The Kivati, the giant animal people of legend who can transform into totem animals, seek to protect the gate. The Drekar, immortal, soul-eating Norse dragons, seek to destroy it. Three couples will travel to hell and back for the chance to earn Seattle’s grizzly redemption.

HEARTS OF DARKNESS, book 1, received an A- from Dear Author and a starred review from Publishers Weekly. Link to Hearts of Darkness.

In the first of a dazzling new romantic trilogy, one woman’s courageous search plunges her into a millennia-old supernatural war—and an irresistible passion… Nurse Kayla Friday has dedicated her life to science and reason. But for her, Seattle is a place of eerie loss and fragmented, frightening memories. And now the only clue to her sister’s murder reveals a secret battle between two ancient mythologies…and puts Kayla in the sights of lethally-sexy werewolf mercenary Hart. He’ll do whatever it takes to obtain the key to the Gate of the Land of the Dead and free what’s left of his soul. But seducing the determined Kayla is putting them at the mercy of powerful desires neither can control. And as the clock ticks down to hellish catastrophe, the untested bond between Kayla and Hart may lead to the ultimate sacrifice.

HEARTS OF SHADOW, book 2, is out now. It was hailed as “masterful world building…compelling…beautifully imagined,” by Publishers Weekly. Print copy includes the novella, HEARTS OF FIRE, Deadglass 0.5.  Link to Hearts of Shadow.

HEARTS OF CHAOS, the thrilling climax of the trilogy, debuts in March of 2014. Check out www.kirabrady.com for extras, art, and news. 

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From Author Denise L. Wyant

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In anticipation of Torquere Press’s release of their Charity Sip in September, which includes my short story Drama on Skyline Drive, I’m giving away 3 e-book copies of my novella Mountain Memories. 

Mountain Memories description:

After a painful breakup, Jackson “Jax” Chamberlain, pianist and composer, takes a solo trip to the mountains of Colorado for a refreshing change of scenery. Mason Lake, a ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park, volunteers to staff a secluded patrol cabin through an oncoming snowstorm, partly to escape his sometime lover’s demands for a more serious relationship. An ill-advised hike and an animal attack bring Jax and Mason together, allowing them to wait out the storm and explore a heated passion. Their bliss ends, however, with the arrival of an unexpected stranger, a bullet, and Mason’s lover. Will the men recover from such devastating wounds to find each other again?

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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

128 Comments

  1. Samantha
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 10:03:42

    What a beautiful cover on Ours is Just a Little Sorrow! I would love to try any of these authors, as they’re all new to me!

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  2. Tammy
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 10:07:00

    Great selection of books today!

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  3. Marsha Alford
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 10:07:18

    DA is turning August into a great month!

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  4. chris kruk
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 10:09:12

    All these sound amazing. As a avid reader I never have enough to read

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  5. Katie
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 10:10:54

    great!

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  6. Antonia
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 10:11:28

    More great giveaways! Thanks!

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  7. jules
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 10:14:54

    I must admit that I’ll pick up any book with a poofy and bold colored dress to read the back. Looks like I’ll be reading Ours is Just a Little Sorrow.

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  8. Rebe
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 10:15:08

    Today’s the last day of freedom before school starts on Monday. I’m already exhausted. Bring on a weekend of reading!

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  9. Emma
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 10:15:24

    Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  10. Sierra A McBride
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 10:15:45

    Thank you for the Amazing Giveaways !

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  11. Azucena Rodriguez
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 10:22:13

    These books sound great. Hoping for the best, thanks for the giveaways :)

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  12. Laura
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 10:26:41

    agree that the first cover is lovely.

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  13. Christina
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 10:30:10

    Great giveaways, this has been a fantastic month!

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  14. may
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 10:31:33

    Oh…what great authors. :)

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  15. MaryK
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 10:33:47

    So many books so little time!

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  16. Shannon
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 10:38:30

    Really looking forward to the heart of darkness book. Have it in my tbr stack from library

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  17. LethalLovely
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 10:41:40

    Thanks for another great giveaway! I don’t want August to end!

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  18. Jules
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 10:41:49

    This has been such a fun month!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. Lisa J
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 10:42:44

    It’s great to see all the books offered. I have definitely been adding to my TBR.

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  20. Christine M.
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 10:49:32

    Love the cover and the title of Ours is Just a Little Sorrow. That’s the kind of title that makes me pick up the book. :D

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  21. Shannon H
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 10:54:40

    Love the cover on Ours is Just a Little Sorrow, that would definitely make me pick it up at the store

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  22. JennyME
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 10:55:43

    These giveaways are so fun! I love hearing about all of these books.

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  23. Theresa Fischer
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 10:57:26

    I love the beautiful red dress on Gwen Hayes book. They are all new to me authors.

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  24. Lisa Brown
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 10:59:10

    They look like excellent novels. Thank you for the chance :)

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  25. Jenna Frisby
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 11:00:14

    I really thought you were giving away a copy of Ours Is Just A Little Sorrow and I almost wet my pants! Luckily the giftcard could buy it.

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  26. Jen
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 11:00:28

    Yet another great giveaway! :)

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  27. Make Kay
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 11:04:46

    I would love to try Gwen Hayes

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  28. Quynh
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 11:15:24

    Hearts of Darkness looks really interesting!

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  29. Katherine
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 11:16:31

    So many good books again today! I’ve heard of both Gwen and Kira; Avery is new to me. Winning books from any of the three would be fab: new authors +new books = happy me!

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  30. Mo
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 11:17:00

    I already own (and loved) the Kira Brady book. I will have to give Gwen Hayes a try.

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  31. azteclady
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 11:30:26

    I think we, all who read Dear Author habitually, get a lot out of it. I know I’m very grateful for the many conversations on romance, women’s right and life that happen here.

    I’m intrigued by the books listed today, particularly Heart of Darkness. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  32. Amy P.
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 11:33:45

    Great books – as always!!

    Thanks!

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  33. elaing8
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 11:42:36

    Thanks for the great giveaways

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  34. Lindsay
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 11:59:10

    Thank you for the continuing giveaways! These are all new-to-me authors but thanks to the blurbs I am going to have to read these.

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  35. Pamela
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 11:59:26

    Thanks for the chance to wi n

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  36. M Moore
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 12:02:09

    Thanks for the giveaways!

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  37. Kristin W
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 12:06:05

    Thanks for all of the great giveaways!

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  38. Ggrace
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 12:20:15

    Thanks for the contest.

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  39. victoria schultz
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 12:21:28

    Thank you again!

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  40. nan
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 12:31:32

    Thanks for the giveaway

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  41. Nicole
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 12:35:07

    My first thought this morning was to get up and kick Friday’s ass. Then I remembered that Fridays are generally very good to me, so I decided to go easy on the ass-kicking.

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  42. Justine
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 12:36:02

    Ours is Just a Little Sorrow sounded very familiar and then I realized that I had it unread on my Kindle. D’oh!

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  43. Cassandra B.
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 12:46:04

    More fun giveaways!

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  44. Sally W.
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 13:00:41

    These all look great.

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  45. Melinda
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 13:12:21

    These look great!

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  46. Kate K.F.
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 13:14:10

    I love these giveaways. I keep finding new authors to read.

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  47. Brandi B
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 13:14:35

    Thanks again for the giveaways! I just started reading Kira Brady in ebook so signed book would be great!

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  48. Nadia Lee
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 13:18:32

    Thanks for the giveaways!

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  49. CG
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 13:31:53

    Really enjoyed the first Deadglass book and wondering how I missed the fact the second was already out. That Gwen Hayes cover is beautiful.

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  50. Michelle Fidler
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 13:34:56

    I’d love to win the Amazon gift card!

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  51. Jacqueline S.
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 13:42:52

    Hearts of Darkness sounds really interesting. I think I will start the book even if I shouldn’t get a copy. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  52. eenayray
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 13:46:52

    I’m a little sad…one week left on the giveaways. This has been a great month – not just for the chance at freebies but I’ve found a lot of new authors to put in my queue. Thanks again!

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  53. cyclops8
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 13:47:52

    Thanks for the giveaways.

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  54. Natasha R
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 13:52:19

    Once again, thanks for the giveaway!

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  55. KellyM
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 13:53:02

    More new-to-me authors! I love the cover on the Gwen Hayes book – just beautiful. And the Kira Brady book looks pretty great too. I’ve been away from PNR just long enough to start craving it again. Thanks!

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  56. Patricia M
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 13:59:40

    Thank you

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  57. Jess1
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 14:09:57

    Another great set of diverse of books with authors that I’m being introduced to.

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  58. LSUReader
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 14:15:25

    Another day, another great Dear Author giveaway. Thanks!

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  59. Sherry Haut
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 14:45:41

    Another set of great giveaways!

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  60. Kim
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 14:48:48

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  61. AH@badassbookreviews
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 15:26:04

    What a wonderful giveaway. I’ve been adding a lot of these books to my bloated to-read list.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  62. Kelley
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 15:38:44

    Excited about another great giveaway

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  63. Tina Lewis
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 15:49:25

    I do love freebies and all of these books look great! Thanks.

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  64. Sandypo
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 15:53:51

    This is the best month! I don’t want it to end!

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  65. kp
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 15:59:25

    Love all the giveaways and finding new to me authors!

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  66. Michelle - Snarky Mom
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 16:02:21

    Thanks for the opportunity to learn about these books & authors!

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  67. Julaine
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 16:06:33

    So many great books have been featured this month. I am never going to see the end of my TBR pile.

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  68. MissE
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 16:11:49

    Sad that there’s only a week left in August. I’ll miss the daily giveaways.

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  69. Christine
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 16:20:50

    Another great giveaway! Thanks!

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  70. Jessica
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 16:39:32

    Thank you all for such great giveaways!

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  71. Marcy Shuler
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 16:42:03

    More great giveaways! Thank you, DA!

    bmndshuler(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  72. Maureen
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 17:01:50

    What a great month August is at your website.

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  73. Becky
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 17:10:56

    Gwen Hayes’s cover up there is gorgeous!!

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  74. Nancy B
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 17:13:53

    August is going by too fast. Thanks for the giveaways!

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  75. erinf1
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 17:18:15

    another set of awesome books :) Thanks for sharing!!!

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  76. Jenny King
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 17:24:08

    All these giveaways are giving my TBR list a huge workout! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  77. Sandy Xiong
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 17:25:39

    I love the first cover…very gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway

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  78. Jackie
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 17:29:51

    Thank you so much for the giveaways! That is really sweet!

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  79. Jolanda van Kleef
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 17:41:52

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  80. MaryC
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 17:50:37

    Can never have too many books!

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  81. Stephanie F.
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 18:05:59

    Love all these giveaway. I’ve been introduced to a lot of wonderful authors and books that I would have never found if not for these posts.

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  82. Barbara Elness
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 18:12:16

    I’m enjoying all of the books featured on the blog and the giveaways. This has been fun. :D

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  83. rissatoo
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 18:14:07

    I’m enjoying August a bit more than usual this year — Thanks DA! :)

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  84. Zoeypeacock
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 18:16:22

    Thanks for the giveaways

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  85. Kate M
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 18:42:13

    I love all that DA offers its readers: thoughtful reviews, information on the publishing world, scintillating discussions on issues that push boundaries, heads up on deals on books and awesome giveaways.
    Great giveaways today!

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  86. flchen1
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 19:16:50

    Many thanks to you at DA and all the fabulous authors to contributing to the ever growing TBB I have :)

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  87. Mary Preston
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 19:17:37

    Fabulous thank you.

    The cover for OURS IS JUST A LITTLE SORROW is gorgeous.

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  88. Kate L
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 19:18:09

    Great books! Glad to see them here for a giveaway.

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  89. Victoria Zumbrum
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 19:36:41

    Thanks for the awesome giveaways. Lots of wonderful books.

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  90. Denise Van Plew
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 20:03:22

    awesome as always -heart of darkness seems to be a good read.Any author whose name begins with Denise L. is got to be good.

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  91. Sin Chan
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 20:32:27

    Thank you everyone for participating! Thanks for the giveaways too.

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  92. bn100
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 21:16:42

    these sound interesting

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  93. Chelsea B.
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 21:30:09

    Great giveaways to start off a weekend?? I’ll take it!!

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  94. France
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 21:30:32

    Thanks for the giveaway

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  95. Julie
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 22:13:51

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  96. Jennifer W.
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 22:14:51

    Thanks for the giveaway. I would really like to read Heart of Darkness, but I am afraid that is will be so good I won’t be able to cope with the wait for the third book.

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  97. hapax
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 22:25:29

    This has been the most fun month…

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  98. Ketta
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 22:34:42

    Kudos to the authors and to the coordinator of this amazing month of giveaways.

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  99. Dear Author giveaway | Kira Brady
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 23:19:38

    […] giveaway and is graciously giving away 5 autographed copies of HEARTS OF DARKNESS! Please visit this page to enter. Hearts of Darkness is the first book of the Deadglass Trilogy, and Jane at Dear Author […]

  100. Ada
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 23:41:27

    Another group of great giveaways! Thanks for hosting these, DA!

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  101. Jordan H
    Aug 24, 2013 @ 00:13:28

    Awesome giveaways.

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  102. Pamk
    Aug 24, 2013 @ 00:14:58

    Great giveaway. Will have to check these authors some more.

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  103. Anita H.
    Aug 24, 2013 @ 01:02:53

    Fabulous giveaways! What a great way to end the week! :)

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  104. Sally
    Aug 24, 2013 @ 04:17:44

    Loving the August Giveaways! Thank you!

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  105. Len D.
    Aug 24, 2013 @ 06:57:35

    Thank you for the giveaway! :)

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  106. Sherida Stewart
    Aug 24, 2013 @ 09:28:52

    I’ve read Hearts of Darkness—I agree it is an awesome book! (So I won’t enter that contest…I’ll let another reader discover Kira Brady.) Thanks for doing these giveaways!

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  107. Ashley C
    Aug 24, 2013 @ 09:39:21

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  108. Amber Daulton
    Aug 24, 2013 @ 13:35:42

    Thanks, Gwen, for the awesome giveaway!

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  109. Greg D
    Aug 24, 2013 @ 13:36:55

    Cool giveaway, Gwen! I’d love to win! Thanks for offering!

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  110. Megan B
    Aug 24, 2013 @ 15:32:21

    I love that first cover! So gorgeous!

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  111. BethP
    Aug 24, 2013 @ 15:52:36

    Loving your giveaways~~

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  112. Lindsey E
    Aug 24, 2013 @ 16:01:21

    Another few books for the tbr pile.

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  113. Tessa
    Aug 24, 2013 @ 16:42:02

    Thanks!!!

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  114. emmad
    Aug 24, 2013 @ 17:36:43

    loving these comp’s :)

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  115. Desiree Putaski
    Aug 24, 2013 @ 17:40:41

    More fantastic authors to add to my TBR!!

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  116. Lea
    Aug 24, 2013 @ 18:53:08

    Loving the days of August. Thanks!!

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  117. angel Graham
    Aug 24, 2013 @ 21:46:53

    I love me some books. *grin*

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  118. Julia B.
    Aug 24, 2013 @ 22:14:06

    Heart of Darkness looks great! Thanks for all these wonderful giveaways!

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  119. Lisa Whitefern
    Aug 24, 2013 @ 22:53:55

    What a beautiful cover on Ours is Just a Little Sorrow!

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  120. brandy
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 10:10:14

    Thanks, DA!

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  121. Jaime
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 11:27:27

    I’ve read Heart of Darkness – it was a lot of fun! I’d recommend it!

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  122. Marinella Casadei
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 11:37:34

    New interesting authors! Thank you for the opportunity!!

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  123. TerryS
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 13:39:48

    I enjoyed Hearts of Darkness, when I read it!

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  124. Faye
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 18:02:33

    That cover is gorgeous!

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  125. Violet Bick
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 18:56:58

    I need more books to read; my TBR pile (both print and electronic) can’t be large enough.

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  126. Amie S.
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 19:19:05

    Three more great giveaways!

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  127. Collette
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 20:06:01

    I loved the Hayes book and the first Kira Brady. I’m looking forward to more from each of these authors!

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  128. Suz Glo
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 20:48:51

    Beautiful cover on the Hayes book!

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