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May eBook Device Giveaway (w/ Autographed eBook)

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We have an awesome giveaway this month. Kobo contacted DA to send us a review unit but by that time, Brian had already ordered a personal one. After his great review and the interest shown by the DA readership, Kobo contacted us again and wanted to give away a unit on the blog. This means we have 2 Kobo Aura HDs to giveaway this month. AND! Kobo said that they would send one internationally. *CLAP CLAP CLAP* I’m a little excited (and maybe over tired). Nonetheless, this month we have two Kobo Aura HDs to giveaway. We hope you’ll either leave a blog comment about the last book you read OR like us on Facebook.

UPDATED: Autography, a company that helps readers obtain autographed copies of ebooks, contacted me after this giveaway went live and offered a free autographed ebook for these devices.  In conjunction with Autography, Avon Books will send an autographed copy of Blood Seduction by Pamela Palmer, inscribed for the two winners.

Autography LLC is a media technology firm in St Petersburg, Florida with a patent-pending method for inserting an autograph or other salutation into an ebook. This personalization can take place at the time of purchase or any time afterwards, including after secondary (used) sales.

Authors are no longer restricted to signing a blank page. Autography’s solutions include graphic-rich, customized signature pages that extend the author’s brand beyond the book’s cover. Authors can also elect to autograph a picture, taken at the event or from a stock menu, and insert that into their ebook.

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Redeeming the Irredeemable Hero By Pamela Palmer

 

Heroes come in many forms—the taciturn firefighter, the charming doctor, the devoted father. There are as many variations on the hero as there are heroes themselves, but the one thing all of them have in common—the thing that sets them apart from the villains—is that at their core they’re good, honorable people. Always. Otherwise, by definition, they’re not heroes.

 

Some heroes are immensely likable from the moment they leap onto the page. They might be charming scoundrels or tough guys with heart, but we fall in love with them from page one.

 

Other heroes take more time to warm up to. Sometimes they aren’t even likable at first. They make us squirm or make us angry. We shake our heads at them because they’re supposed to be the good guys and they’re acting like jerks even if we occasionally see glimpses of what they could be, glimpses of the goodness and honor within them. These guys sometimes appear slightly, or wholly, unheroic.

 

The irredeemable hero may be a bad boy with a lot of attitude and an ax to grind. Often, something happened in his past to place a chip on his shoulder or to skew his worldview or his self-perception. In the fourth book in my Feral Warriors series, Rapture Untamed, the jaguar shape-shifter, Jag, is just such a character. Jag has a foul mouth and a penchant for turning others against him. If he’s not making someone angry, he’s not happy himself. Though he can’t see it, he doesn’t like himself very much and prefers that no one else like him either, a result of something that happened in his past that he can’t forgive himself for. It takes the right woman to see past the attitude to the good man deep inside and then drag him, kicking and cursing, into the light, to heal him. And to make him see what his self-hatred has wrought, not just in his own life, but in the lives of all those around him.

 

Instead of a bad boy, the irredeemable hero may start the story, and his journey, as a full-fledged anti-hero. Anti-heroes tend to be driven by the wrong goals or loyalties. They see what they’re doing as right, so rather than an attitude adjustment, they need a mindset tuning. A heroine can easily get in trouble with a guy like this, especially if she senses, or sees glimpses of the honor deep inside him. Her instinct tells her he can be trusted, but trusting a male who’s acting under the wrong code, for whatever reason, can be a dangerous proposition. The hero of my Vamp City series, the vampire Arturo Mazza, is just such an anti-hero. In A Blood Seduction, the first book of this 5-book, continuing character romance, Arturo is the only person Quinn Lennox can trust after she stumbles into the dark and dangerous Vamp City otherworld. He continually saves her life. Yet she can’t trust him at all, which he’s quick to remind her, over and over again. Arturo reveals aspects of both hero and bad guy. In book 2, A Kiss of Blood (which comes out June 25th), things are revealed that explain why Arturo, a male of deep honor, has been acting the way he has. But while Quinn might start to understand, she’s not convinced Arturo will truly change, and she’s not sure she’ll ever be able to fully trust him again.

 

Bad boys and anti-heroes take time and patience, for their journeys are particularly long and hard. They’re either clueless that anything’s wrong in their lives, or they actively want nothing to do with being a ‘hero’. It takes extraordinary circumstances and/or a fiercely determined heroine to drag them into the light. But when it finally happens, when these males reach the end of that transformation, there’s something intensely satisfying about the redemption of the irredeemable hero.

 

 

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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

296 Comments

  1. Karrie
    May 06, 2013 @ 18:09:02

    I am currently reading The Mystery Woman by Amanda Quick.

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  2. Dayna Janzen
    May 07, 2013 @ 00:39:44

    I need an reader sooo bad!

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  3. rosa
    May 07, 2013 @ 02:37:58

    I’m reading the game of thrones and am loving it!

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  4. Angela
    May 07, 2013 @ 07:37:06

    Last book I (re)read: The Mask of Apollo, by Mary Renault.

    Favourite dessert: profiterole.

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  5. Rachel Robbins
    May 10, 2013 @ 00:27:25

    Reading Dead In The Delta. Kind of meh.

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  6. Emily
    May 11, 2013 @ 09:12:47

    Last book read: Ghostman by Roger Hobbs.

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  7. elena
    May 14, 2013 @ 01:45:24

    Last book that I read was Midnight Secrets by Ella Grace

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  8. Tara Kennedy
    May 15, 2013 @ 14:20:48

    I am currently reading Bronwyn Parry’s Dead Heat

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  9. Clement
    May 15, 2013 @ 14:33:22

    This ereader looks great, nice giveaway :)

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  10. DarcyO
    May 17, 2013 @ 17:23:29

    The last book I read was I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore. My favorite dessert is chocolate ice cream.

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  11. Selegna
    May 17, 2013 @ 21:30:46

  12. Selegna
    May 18, 2013 @ 23:25:05

    @Selegna:
    And I’m reading Wuthering Heights.

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  13. Bethany
    May 20, 2013 @ 16:00:13

    I’m currently reading Year Zero and my favourite dessert is chocolate cake

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  14. Megan @ Reading Books Like a Boss
    May 22, 2013 @ 20:03:34

    I love chocolate chip cookies. Boring? Maybe, but they’re delicious. Here is the best recipe: http://www.ghirardelli.com/recipes-tips/recipes/chocolate-chip-cookies

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  15. Jessica C.
    May 23, 2013 @ 08:38:43

    The last book I read was Shopaholic Ties the Knot by Sophie Kinsella, and I loved it! It’s the third book in the Shopaholic series, but I actually think it’s the best one of the series, so far. But you have to read them all in order.

    And since Rafflecopter asks about a favorite dessert, I’d say it’s Chocolate Covered Katie’s Cookie Dough Dip! It really tastes like cookie dough, and it’s healthy! I took it to a friend’s one time and served it with graham crackers; her teenage daughter loved it and kept going back for more. http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2011/05/23/want-to-eat-an-entire-bowl-of-cookie-dough/

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  16. Felipe Jansen
    May 25, 2013 @ 00:24:26

    A dessert? Chocolate Ice cream. With alot of covering. The best ; )

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  17. Liz H.
    May 26, 2013 @ 06:12:58

    I’m currently reading Harper Fox’s Half Moon Chambers. The last book I read wasn’t work the non-paper it was printed on, but this one is quite good so far.

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  18. Laura
    May 26, 2013 @ 06:28:32

    This is a very generous giveaway. Thanks! The last book I read that I liked was Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. I liked it better than I expected.

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  19. Reneesance
    May 26, 2013 @ 06:34:04

    I’m currently reading All The Paths of Shadow by Frank Tuttle which was a freebie deal here a bit ago :) So hard to pick a favorite dessert but probably my grandmas cherry pie. Mmmm.

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  20. Sandyl
    May 26, 2013 @ 06:55:25

    I just finished Without a Summer by Mary Robinette Kowal.

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  21. Ashlyn Macnamara
    May 26, 2013 @ 07:07:18

    My favorite dessert is pretty much anything that combines chocolate and cheesecake.

    And just because you asked in the blog post, the last book I read was Sarah MacLean’s One Good Earl Deserves a Lover.

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  22. Adnana
    May 26, 2013 @ 07:09:09

    Favorite dessert? Wow, that’s a tough choice. :)
    I’ll go with Lamington Cake: http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/Lamington.htm

    These days, I’m really excited waiting for the next installment in Nalini Singh’s Psy/Changeling series. I’ve been (selectively) re-rereading the other books in the series to refresh my memory. BTW, I *love* Judd. ;))

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  23. alicet
    May 26, 2013 @ 07:29:30

    I will finish 2 contemporary novels this week-end: Rush Me by Allison Parr and A Legal Affair by Maureen Smith. Rush Me is a New Adult novel from Carina press involving an NFL quarterback and an unpaid intern who disdains sports. I enjoyed this book but realized after reading Dabney’s column that it follows closely the New Adult formula for plot and characterization. The second book is a Kimani title- quite enjoyable but not exactly to my taste.

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  24. Emilie
    May 26, 2013 @ 07:39:43

    I just finished A War of Frontier and Empire: The Philippine-American War, 1899-1902 by David J. Silbey. Mostly I read romances, but every so often I’ll change it up for history, mystery or gardening books.

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  25. Kristen Heyl
    May 26, 2013 @ 07:59:28

    I just finished rereading “3rd Degree” by James Patterson and my favorite dessert is to make brownies and then while it is still semi warm cut one out of the pan and then put it on a plate with the thawed out frozen strawberries and whipped cream..soo good.

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  26. Karen
    May 26, 2013 @ 08:19:14

    Such an exciting giveaway, thanks DA! I am British, so only eligible for the international giveaway.

    I am currently reading Crazy Little Thing by Tracy Brogan. It is RITA nominated and loads of people have loved it but I’m a third of the way through and keep having to force myself to pick it back up and keep going. I’m hoping it’s just because work has been crazy (but unfortunately, not little) this last week and that I’ll get into it soon.

    Favourite dessert? Unfortunately, I love them all! I can’t remember who had lost their trifle recipe but, as trifle can be a pain to make properly, I can recommend Nigel Slater’s 10-minute trifle recipe as a lovely alternative! Please don’t make the mistake I did and use sherry rather than the wine/half-sherry. Also, this can end up quite liquidy, depending on the sponge/sponge fingers you use and I don’t always end up using all of the liquid recommended. Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2001/aug/12/foodanddrink.features5

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  27. may
    May 26, 2013 @ 08:22:10

    Brownies!

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  28. Jannick
    May 26, 2013 @ 08:36:00

    Nothing beats chocolaty stuff for dessert, so anything from brownies to chocolatepie goes.

    Also, since eveybody’s sharin their last read: mine was Silverthorn by Raymond E. Feist and atm reading A Feast For Crows by George R.R. Martin.

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  29. Donna D
    May 26, 2013 @ 08:47:15

    Guess I actually have 4 favorite desserts – a good brownie (can be a mix); Libby’s recipe Pumpkin Pie (cooked a bit longer); pecan pie (chopped pecans); and coconut cream pie (with real meringue, not some whipped cream!)

    The last book I read was Still Life with Murder by P.B. Ryan. But I do not have a ‘favorite’ genre of books — altho if there’s a bit of mystery in some way to the romance, or fantasy, or whatever, then all the better. :)

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  30. Lisa
    May 26, 2013 @ 08:47:47

    The last book I read was ‘A Conspiracy Of Alchemists’ by Liesel Schwartz. It’s an excellent supernatural steampunk adventure and I was completely blown away. I’m currently reading an ARC of the sequel, ‘A Clockwork Heart’ and it’s incredible – the stakes are higher, the characters and relationships more intense and I’m not even 50% through the book!

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  31. Rebecca
    May 26, 2013 @ 08:51:45

    This sounds great. My touch screen on my nook is only periodically working lately so I’ve been getting very frustrated :)

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  32. Rebecca
    May 26, 2013 @ 08:52:05

    This sounds great. My touch screen on my nook is only periodically working lately so I’ve been getting very frustrated :).

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  33. cecilia
    May 26, 2013 @ 09:08:37

    The autograph program is pretty creative, but isn’t the point of an autograph to be some kind of ‘trophy’ – evidence that you met the famous person, or that they at least handled the object that was autographed?

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  34. Jen
    May 26, 2013 @ 09:09:20

    Favorite Desert? Probably just plain old pudding…

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  35. EvelynS
    May 26, 2013 @ 09:14:49

    Just finished A Week to be Wicked by Tessa Dare. Loved it!
    My favorite dessert is creme brûlée. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  36. sarah
    May 26, 2013 @ 09:18:44

    My favorite recipe…bite sized apple pie.

    1 apple, sliced into 8ths (I prefer Granny Smith)
    cinnamon/sugar mixture
    1 can crescent rolls

    Through trial and error I have discovered it best to cut and pre-cook the apple slices for about 10-15 until they are soft but not mushy.

    Lay out crescent roll dough and sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar mixture.
    Add pre-cooked apple slice
    Roll up
    Bake rolls according to temp and time on crescent roll pkg.
    Give 5 minutes to cool and enjoy!

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  37. Christina
    May 26, 2013 @ 09:22:16

    Last ebook read: The Witch from the Sea by Philippa Carr. Favorite dessert: almost anything chocolate.

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  38. Marc
    May 26, 2013 @ 09:23:15

    I am currently reading Midnight by Ellen Connor after devouring the first in the series last weekend. I actually first saw the Aura on your site and I am coveting it. I am hoping in a few months it might go on sale with a cover and then I am all in.

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  39. Rosa
    May 26, 2013 @ 09:25:51

    Just finished reading Family Pictures by Jane Green.

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  40. Natalie Cleary
    May 26, 2013 @ 09:47:54

    Thanks for the chance. My favourite dessert is cheesecake!! The last book I read was Delirium by Lauren Oliver :)

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  41. almendra
    May 26, 2013 @ 09:56:54

    strawberry shortcake

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  42. Cheryl McInnis
    May 26, 2013 @ 10:33:14

    I just finished Amanda Quick’s The Mystery Woman, haven’t read her in awhile and I really enjoyed it.

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  43. Mandy
    May 26, 2013 @ 10:48:34

    I’ve always loved cheesecake. It’s been my favorite since I was little my mom used to make them all the time before she passed away. I’ve never been able to perfect a New York Style like her but I can make a mean peach cheesecake that I love.
    I use this recipe and then add stuff to it.
    http://allrecipes.com/recipe/easy-sour-cream-cheesecake/
    like adding peaches, blueberries, apples, caramel or whatever else sounds yummy.

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  44. Michelle Bledsoe
    May 26, 2013 @ 10:51:45

    Thanks for the generous giveaway.
    My favorite dessert is Cracker Barrel’s Apple Dumplings. I have never tried to make them because I know they will be no where near as good…LOL

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  45. Wahoo Suze
    May 26, 2013 @ 10:53:39

    I’ve recently discovered I have a gluten intolerance, so I’m learning how to cook and bake all over again. Currently, my favourite dessert is a bowl of mixed berries with chilled coconut milk (and maybe some added chocolate chips, hemp hearts, and shredded coconut).

    And I just re-read Patricia Briggs’ Frost Burn. Re-read the whole series in sequence, actually.

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  46. Emese Kovács
    May 26, 2013 @ 11:02:03

    OMG!This is amazing!International*spins around in circles**falls*…I”m so excited!!!:)

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  47. Emese Kovács
    May 26, 2013 @ 11:05:38

    It took me time to finally think of ONE praticular favourite, but I think I finally got it. One dessert that I would be able to live on without consuming anything else is…strawberry cake.

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  48. Poppy A.
    May 26, 2013 @ 11:23:57

    The last book I finished reading was the novella BEFORE THE WITCHES by Karina Cooper which I really loved. The world building was really interesting to me. It’s the prequel to the DARK MISSION novels and now I’m reading book one: BLOOD OF THE WICKED which I’m also enjoying but I’m only a few chapters in right now.

    My favorite dessert is tiramisu but I rarely have it. I love it when it is done right!

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  49. srs
    May 26, 2013 @ 11:27:00

    Last book I read was John Irving’s In One Person for my bookclub. My favourite desert depends a bit on my mood, but you can’t go wrong with a good peanut butter chocolate chip cookie.

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  50. Ducky
    May 26, 2013 @ 11:28:20

    The last book I read was “The Masqueraders” by Georgette Heyer. It was a fun and quick read.

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  51. Krutula
    May 26, 2013 @ 11:29:44

    My favorite dessert is Fruit custard

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  52. lorenet
    May 26, 2013 @ 12:16:15

    I’m 80% done with Still by Ann Mayburn. I wish I had a recipe for amaretto mousse cake.

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  53. Rebecca
    May 26, 2013 @ 12:27:07

    My favorite dessert is rhubarb pie, straight up, no strawberries! Lots of rhubarb, 1/4c flour, 1 to 1 1/3 c sugar, juice 1 lemon. Top with pieces of butter, 1-2T total. Pie crust: my favorite is from the “Little Pie Company of the Big Apple” cookbook (1993, from a used bookstore far from the NY). Old Fashioned Dough for 2 crusts: in food processor or by hand combine 2 1/2c flour, 1T sugar, 1t salt; then add frozen pieces of 8T butter, 1/2c shortening, pulsing a few times to pea size lumps. Then, w/machine running, slowly add combined 1/4c COLD h2o and 1 beaten egg. This takes 5 sec; blend 5 more until flour is incorporated and a ball forms. Form dough gently into 2 equal 6″ disks. Now, before rolling out, chill dough for 2 hrs.
    I’ll be making one today!
    And for reading, thanks to a recent daily deal, Julie Ann Long’s “Since the Surrender”

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  54. Tina Post
    May 26, 2013 @ 12:53:50

    I make this at least twice a month because my would family loves it. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/crockpot-macaroni-and-cheese-recipe/index.html

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  55. Tamara
    May 26, 2013 @ 13:38:11

    The last book I read was “Deadly Sting” by Jennifer Estep…. Well, actually I finished the whole Elemental Assassin series in a week.

    The series was really good, very flushed out… Very well written.

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  56. Dana Devereux
    May 26, 2013 @ 14:30:32

    Re-reading the “Parasol Protectorate” series over the holiday weekend. I’m finding the odd steampunk/Victorian/modern language mashup is contributing to the giddy mood this time. I confess, I love comic parodies, and this one sends up more than one genre.

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  57. Nancy
    May 26, 2013 @ 14:33:52

    The last book I read was True by Erin McCarthy, which I enjoyed.

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  58. Charlene
    May 26, 2013 @ 15:07:38

    The last book I read was Fortune’s Bride by Judith E. French. I just love her books! It’s the last book of a really amazing trilogy. I highly recommend them!

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  59. Estara
    May 26, 2013 @ 15:19:27

    I’m on a World of the Lupi reread (Wilks started before Ilona Andrews or Patricia Briggs with the werewolf urban fantasy), and most recently finished Mortal Sins. Currently reading Blood Magic. The books are as good as ever.

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  60. farmwifetwo
    May 26, 2013 @ 15:55:18

    Zero at the bone – a excellent m-m r-s.

    Heart of obsidian came on fri :-)

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  61. Joan
    May 26, 2013 @ 16:02:38

    I just finished Carla Kelly’s Her Hesitant Heart. The other day I made Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Pound Cake and it turned out well.
    http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/lemon_blueberry_ricotta_pound_cake/

    These peanut butter brownies are super easy http://cookiesandcups.com/buckeye-brownies/

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  62. Diane
    May 26, 2013 @ 16:21:23

    I am listening to Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts right now, about half way done!

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  63. MarchRose
    May 26, 2013 @ 16:27:09

    I am reading right now Die for me by Karen Rose, and my favourite dessert is tiramisu.
    This recipe is quite good:

    http://allrecipes.com/recipe/tiramisu-ii/

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  64. erinf1
    May 26, 2013 @ 16:42:45

    Awesome giveaway! Currently reading the Unidentified Redhead by Alice Clayton and I love red velvet cupcakes :)

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  65. Sophia (FV)
    May 26, 2013 @ 16:44:09

    I’m currently reading Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley. I know better to start a KA on the weekend. Nothing else gets done!!

    Happy Memorial Day! xox

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  66. Shy @ Doctor's Notes
    May 26, 2013 @ 16:53:26

    What an awesome giveaway. My favorite dessert is hands down Strawberry Cheesecake.

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  67. Miss Tracy Hanson
    May 26, 2013 @ 16:56:09

    Favourite desert? Very partial to Tiramsu but love Ben & Jerry’s Peanut Butter Me Up icecream, now I’ve found it. 3 weeks after it had been advertised in our local supermarket :) :D

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  68. Karen C
    May 26, 2013 @ 16:56:28

    The last book I read was Murder at the P&Z by Dorothy H. Hayes. Would say my favorite desert is brownies because I can get them the easiest. Really love tiramisu!

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  69. Helen
    May 26, 2013 @ 17:05:25

    I’m getting through Kristen Ashley’s backlist (it’s huge!). I finished LACYBOURNE MANOR last night. Thanks so much for the giveaway!!

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  70. Jess
    May 26, 2013 @ 17:12:46

    Mocha icebox cake

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  71. Limecello
    May 26, 2013 @ 17:17:51

    My favorite dessert? Ugh – choosing is way too difficult. Ice cream? Even frozen yogurt… Tiramisu, cupcakes, cakes, creme brulee, almond “tofu” … it depends on my mood. And the season. For the summer though, every dessert should come with ice cream :D

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  72. Scary Lee
    May 26, 2013 @ 18:04:09

    Coconut Cream pie but I didn’t make it….I bought it. It was yummy. Thanks.

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  73. Tami Bates
    May 26, 2013 @ 18:07:25

    red velvet cake

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  74. Maytoo
    May 26, 2013 @ 18:13:46

    My favourite desert is fruit salad and ice cream – nice and simple and refreshing.
    The last book I read was Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance.

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  75. Sofia
    May 26, 2013 @ 18:22:59

    The last book that I read was Sophie Kinsella’s Wedding Night. I thought it was a good light read but not as enjoyable as her last release, I’ve Got Your Number.

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  76. Rachel
    May 26, 2013 @ 18:27:44

    Chris Moriarty’s Spin Control – and I’m eagerly awaiting the release of book three in the series.

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  77. Briar
    May 26, 2013 @ 18:49:14

    Inspired by the Stanley Cup playoffs, I have just read (or re-read really) See Jane Score. Enjoyed it just as much the second time around.

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  78. Sarah Jordan
    May 26, 2013 @ 19:08:38

    Hmm, the last book I read was Rumor Has It by Jill Mansell, and my favorite dessert is anything dark chocolate!

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  79. Renda
    May 26, 2013 @ 20:03:42

    Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs. Loving it.

    Love everything my husband thinks is “too sweet.”

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  80. Sally W.
    May 26, 2013 @ 20:40:11

    My favorite dessert is anything with caramel. Just finished reading JAK’s Crystal Gardens.

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  81. Denise
    May 26, 2013 @ 22:33:55

    The last book I finished was Gwynneth Ever After by Linda Poitevin. I received an ARC to review. I’m currently re-reading Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher.

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  82. Coleen Kwan
    May 27, 2013 @ 02:07:39

    I recently finished Rashomon Gate by IJ Parker, a mystery set in eleventh century Japan.

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  83. Andrea Lawton
    May 27, 2013 @ 07:52:34

    I have an older Kobo, the Wifi, which I have loved & read many fabulous books on. A touch Kobo ereader sounds wonderful!!

    My favourite dessert, reserved for special occasions is chocolate cake called a ‘Pleasure Dome’ because it is shaped like an upside down pudding bowl. It is layers of mousse-like chocolate inside with soft chocolate covering the outside. It is decorated in chocolate flowers made from dark & white chocolate with blueberries as their centres.

    I buy one for any & all excuses to celebrate. This beautiful cake is not made by me, so sadly I have no recipe. It is made in a pastry/cake shop in Melbourne, Australia.

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  84. Donna A
    May 27, 2013 @ 07:57:01

    The last book I read was Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs.
    My favourite dessert is Lemon Surprise Pudding (it is so delicious!). Here’s a link for a recipe:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/lemonsurprisepudding_82708

    Also wasn’t sure if I should mention I’m in the UK, so definitely international!

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  85. Kelly G.
    May 27, 2013 @ 09:34:47

    Right now it’s banana bread ice cream!

    http://www.easyvegan.info/2011/07/17/banana-bread-soft-serve/

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  86. YnC
    May 27, 2013 @ 12:27:29

    Very interesting device!

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  87. Sandypo
    May 27, 2013 @ 13:48:37

    I love my Kindle Fire but I would really like to get an e-reader for my husband so he can read his magazines on line instead of getting them via snail mail!

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  88. Bethany Nikola
    May 27, 2013 @ 14:49:29

    Very nice giveaway!

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  89. Renda
    May 27, 2013 @ 17:09:53

    Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs.
    I loved it.
    I just can’t believe she can still keep this series so interesting.
    Yeah, there are vampires and werewolves and blood and gore and treachery and death in each and every one, but she packages it all so well and executes in a way that doesn’t feel phoned in.
    Oh, and Lorelei King was gracious enough to read it for me. Yes, they are a great combo.

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  90. Anne
    May 28, 2013 @ 07:49:05

    Anything with peanut butter….fudge, cake, cookies, ice cream…I am addicted to peanut butter. Did you know they now have peanut butter pop tarts? Of course I had to get a box. Next time I will get the peanut butter chocolate pop tarts.

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  91. ForeverReading 1
    May 28, 2013 @ 12:19:06

    The last book I read and enjoyed was “Shadows and Strongholds” by Elizabeth Chadwick. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  92. Susan
    May 28, 2013 @ 16:14:27

    I don’t know if I have a favorite dessert, but I especially crave lemon sorbet this time of year.

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  93. Dragonyka
    May 29, 2013 @ 05:52:27

    Wow! What a great givaway. We’re on holiday from school here at the moment (UK) – So I’m doing a complete re-read of all my Night Huntress books. I’ve just finished One Grave at a Time and I’ve moved straight onto Once Burned because I don’t have the Home for the Holidays novella in The Bite Before Christmas.

    So then I re-read the rafflecopter info. My favourite dessert is Oreo Cheesecake!

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  94. lynette
    May 29, 2013 @ 10:30:33

    waffles with biscotti cookie butter and cinnamon

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  95. Samalamadingdong
    May 29, 2013 @ 16:16:53

    I’d love to try that out!

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  96. Jan
    May 30, 2013 @ 05:32:19

    This is a great recipe of squid salad
    http://homecooking.about.com/od/seafoodrecipes/r/blsea130.htm

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