29 November 2012

The Winter YA Scavenger Hunt



It's the Winter YA Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This tri-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors...and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize--one lucky winner will receive one signed book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!

Go to the YA Scavenger Huntpage to find out all about the hunt. There are TWO contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the BLUE TEAM--but there is also a red team for a chance to win a whole different set of twenty-five signed books!

If you'd like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt homepage.

SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE

Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the blue team, and then add them up. 

Entry Form: Once you've added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.

Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian's permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by Dec 2nd, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

And now for the good stuff!


Today, I am hosting the wonderful Jessica Spotswood for the YA Scavenger Hunt! Here is Jessica's bio.

I grew up in a tiny one-stoplight town in Pennsylvania, where I could be found swimming, playing clarinet, memorizing lines for the school play, or—most often—with my nose in a book. I've been writing since I was little but studied theatre in college and grad school. Now I live in Washington, DC with my brilliant playwright husband and a cuddly cat named Monkey.

You can find out more about Jessica here, and you can buy her wonderful book, Born Wicked, here.




Born Wicked
Blessed with a gift, cursed with a secret.
THREE exceptional sisters.
TWO dangerous choices.
One terrible secret...
And not a single person they can trust.
The Cahill witches aren't safe...even even from each other.


EXCLUSIVE CONTENT

Jessica has a very special treat for you; a little look at life before the start of Born Wicked!

A Cahill Christmas Scene - Christmas, 1895 (9 months before BORN WICKED begins)
*SORRY, TIMES UP! EXCLUSIVE CONTENT HAS BEEN TAKEN DOWN.* 
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Eep! So wonderful. Thank you, Jessica for sharing this wonderful piece with us.


Don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Jessica, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 7. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the blue team and you'll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

Now continue the hunt.

To keep going on your quest for the required numbers, you need to check out the next author!
Lissa Price!

But before you go, check out my giveaway! 

I've got Carrier of the Mark and Shadow of the Mark swag, bookplates, and a gorgeous silver metal celtic bookmark.

To enter just do the Rafflecopter form. Good luck! Oh and leave a comment with a way to contact you just incase you win. I sometimes have difficulty contacting winners on Rafflecopter and that makes me sad. *Insert sad face*


a Rafflecopter giveaway
Oh and remember to check out my secret page containing the first two chapters of Shadow of the Mark. You'll find the password to the page on Suzanne Lazer's post.
Let me know what you think! *bites nails*

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hunt.

Leigh


CONTINUE THE HUNT


To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author! Lissa Price.






123 comments:

  1. Thought the first two chapters was epic!! looking forward to the rest of the book!!

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  2. I don't think it is up yet, But Will say I enjoyed A Cahill Christmas Scene. Thank you for a great giveaway.
    kydirtgirl68 AT gmail DOT com

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  3. Loved it! Can't wait to read the book!

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  4. i'm dying to read this book. great give away. contact me at twitter @emilyrbedwell if I win!

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  5. Looking forward to reading your series. I started to read the sneak peak until i realized it was a sequel and i need to read the first book first! thanks!

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  6. This is great! My twitter is @junebug_kw if I win.

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  7. Can't wait to read this book!! Good job. :)
    hope i win aliciatanfin@hotmail.com

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  8. Awesome! =D

    sanashams[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  9. I've commented. You can contact me at sherry[dot]knack[at]gmail[dot]com if I win ;)

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  10. can't wait to read it, it looks amazing. thanks for the giveway!:)
    -megan
    silverkitsune@live.com

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  11. Thanks for the giveaway! I can't read the 2 chapters though, I don't want to ruin it for myself!
    -Beth

    bafarwell@gmail.com

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  12. Loved the first two chapters can't wait to read the book!!
    Thanks,
    Holly

    littlebitahoney@hotmail.com

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  13. It was absulutly amazing, I just cant wait to read this book!!
    I posted about this contest in FB.
    you can contact me in my Email-
    kyo.chan(AT)gmail.com

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  14. Can't wait to read the sequel and that just made the wait harder!
    e.sadlersfan@yahoo.com

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  15. OMG can't wait!!!!!!!
    I had this on my to read list since I finished the first book :D
    tanyangel95@hotmail.com

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  16. I can't wait to read the sequel. I just finished CoTM a few weeks ago and loved it.

    ashleyjowens (at) gmail dot) com

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  17. AHHH! I love your books! I cannot wait for Shadow of the Mark!

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  18. I love it so much and I am SO excited! Thank you!

    booksconsidered[at]gmail[dot]com

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  19. The chapters were great! I can't wait to read your books. I just discovered you through the YA Scavenger hunt and I am definitely adding your books to my Christmas list :) Thanks for doing the giveaway too!

    kalypso1300@yahoo.com

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  20. I can't wait iam so excited reading the chapter doesn't help lol. thanks for the chance

    goldielocks84x@hotmail.com

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  21. the first two ch. were good but I really want to read more.
    Plus I shared on twitter.
    cowgirl_up010 at yahoo dot com

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  22. The first two chapters were great...but they were too short! I can't wait until the book comes out to read more. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    bookartstuff (at) gmail (dot) com

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  23. These chapters were fantastic! I can't wait to read more. acousticsilence@gmail.com

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  25. I'm so looking forward to reading both Leigh's books and Jessica's! And of course all the amazing authors involved in this hunt!!

    katherinabarney(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. I haven't gotten a chance to read them yet. Don't worry, I will. Loved Carrier of the Mark. Thanks so much!
    hschrock24112 atyahoo dot com

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  27. I haven't seen it yet but I loved Carrier of the Mark and I can't wait for Shadow of the Mark!!!! Thanks for the giveaway! :D

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  28. The first two chapters... are amazing! Gah, I want to read more now!
    Oh, and I shared on twitter.

    catlover290(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. I am getting ready to read Carrier of the Mark, and I don't want to spoil it by jumping to far ahead.

    Thank you for the giveaway

    unabridgedbookshelf(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. I just started Carrier of the Mark and I don't want to spoil anything, but I am LOVING Carrier of the Mark! Thanks for the contest!

    pixiedust515(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  31. I can't wait to read more!! Thanks for the giveaway; Carrier of the Mark is awesome! :)

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    1. oops I removed my post but it said... AHHHHHHH I LOVE YOUR BOOKS AND CANT WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE!!!!!!!!!!! YOU CAN FIND ME AT h2omeon20@aol.com

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  33. The first to chapters left me wanting more!
    caliwilletteATgmailDOTcom

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  34. so can't wait to read more, so good!

    tmortegahawes@yahoo.com

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  35. Eeepppp!! So excited for Shadow of the Mark!!

    vi3ti3abe at gmail.com

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  36. I do not want to read the sample because we still have to wait soooo long for the book! Loved Carrier of the Mark! saranate8@live.com

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  37. The chapters were great! Such a good hook to reel people in for the rest of the book :)

    nikki_donoghue@hotmail.co.uk

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  38. I love the chapters, but I wish I hadn't read them. Now the wait to read the book in its entirety will be unbearable :(

    aircdrewood(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. I didn't read the sample because I don't want to spoil the first book for me. But I look forward to the series. Thanks! tea4my3@gmail.com

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  40. Love the cover art, its even better when the inside of the book is better! luckyladybug1983(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. Love the cover art, its even better when the inside of the book is better! luckyladybug1983(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. I plan on reading Carrier of the Mark within the next couple weeks, I just bought it recently. thanks for the giveaway!

    kaitlariviere[at]gmail[dot]com

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  43. Loved those first two chapters, but I wish it had been more eventful, pulling you in more right from the start. Still loving Megan and Adam as much as I did way back when I read Carrier of the Mark. The chemistry they have going on between them is evident in your writing and that is one of the things I love about your books. Can't wait to finish off Shadow of the Mark and find out what is in store for Megan and Adam! And for the YA Scavenger giveaway, you can contact me at my email:
    awesomepossumyellowmellow(at)live(dot)ca
    Much Love!!

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  44. I loved them!!! Awesome awesome awesome!!! Can't wait to read the rest!! Thank you for the giveaway and e-mail: reeseseeyore(at)gmail(dot)com/ reeseseeyore@gmail.com

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  45. I loved the first two chapters of Shadow of the Mark. I just thought they were too short. LOL I wanted more. I can't wait to read it!.

    kam042305 at gmail dot com

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  46. I loved the first two chapters! It made me even more excited for Shadow of the Mark than I already am :)

    lollybees3@hotmail.com

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  47. Ahhh!! I loved it!!!! The anticipation is killing me!
    Shared on Twitter!
    Email: taherahabbas@aol.com
    tabbas98@gmail.com

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  48. MAN!! i cant wait for this book!! This two chapters are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...
    email: daanyhinojos@gmail.com

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  49. Loved it! Thanks for the contest.
    bowmanj14@gmail.com

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  50. Cannot wait for the book!! Thank you for the giveaway!!
    emilyh13@nc.rr.com

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  51. Hi Leigh,

    I went to Suzanne Lazear's page to acess the passworded page to read the first two chapters of Shadow of the Mark, but when I type in the password, it redirects me here. What am I doing wrong?

    mysummergirlbooks@ymail.com

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  52. It was a good start. It made me curious about The Order. and the mission. and I'm anticipating action-packed events in the next few chapters! I do hope there will be a lot! :D

    Thanks for participating in the hunt!

    oo.carmel.oo@gmail.com

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  53. Looking forward to reading the entire series!! I rather don't read any excerpts if not from the first book because I don't want to spoil the fun =D

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  54. forgot my email:

    annaoj (dot) mortes (at) gmail (dot) com ~ no spaces

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  55. I didn't read the first two chapters ...I'm just was not following very well ...thank you :] my e-mail is:
    leannaBF@gmail.com

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  56. Whoa. I never realized exactly how much I've been waiting to read this, even though it was only 2 chapters! :) I pretty much swooned as soon as Adam was mentioned & after reading this I definitely can't wait till it comes out & I can get my copy!

    Thanks for the exclusive chapters & Giveaways! :D
    Here's my email: a_fairytale_ending@yahoo.com :)

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  57. my email is samanthacauchi@yahoo.com ^.^

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  58. I haven't read the secret chapters, but I will soon!
    my email is charlotteys@hotmail.com and my YASH promoting was on twitter. https://twitter.com/_CharlotteChoi_/status/274408626549059584

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  59. I didn't read the first two chapters, I like to start from the beginning. When I buy your books, I'll know. :). Thank you for the opportunity!
    email: carnesicil@gmail.com

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  60. Aloha,
    I want to read some more!! #YASH Promoting:
    https://twitter.com/NicGouma/status/274440802720161793
    and email is nicc209@gmail.com

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  61. I didn't read the new chapters, simply because I haven't read Carrier yet, and I really do and don't want to spoil myself! THanks for the opportunity! thegirlinacafe@gmail.com

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  62. I can't wait to read this book!! Thanks for the giveaway!! jenni_bearz at hotmail dot com

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  63. LOVED the first chapters!! And Randel:))

    But of course I loved the first book:))

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

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  64. Havent gotten to your post yet but Im excited to read it!! Cant wait for Shadow of The Mark :) I tweeted the #YASH https://twitter.com/natcleary/status/274475081118408704

    natcleary at gmail dot com

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  65. Just entering my comment for the Rafflecopter..

    Vivie Moraiti

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  66. I really liked reading the things for Shadow of the Mark. It's now on my to-read list!

    I shared the Scavenger Hunt on Twitter : https://twitter.com/BrookeBanks10/status/274504155253575680

    my email is broke(DOT)book(DOT)bank(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  67. Loved the Excerpt! Shared YASH on twitter here: https://twitter.com/_AnnabelleH_/status/274511906352549888 I'm @_annabelleh_ on there!

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  68. Thanks for the giveaway!!! Haven't read your series yet but I sure can't wait.

    vilmarys_27@yahoo.com

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  69. Thanks for the international giveaway!!

    Rafflecopter name - Rosemarie D

    sweety225(at)rocketmail(dot)com

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  70. Loved the first chapters ! :D Thanks for doing the giveaway !!
    kelseyerinlloyd(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  72. I still haven't read The carrier of the mark, even though I have, so I didn't read about the Shadow of the Mark.
    Thanks so much for the chance!

    noxinvictus7@gmail.com

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  73. I loved the first chapters and am so excited to read the next book!

    veraycarter@sbcglobal.net

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  74. So excited to read the next book :) Thank you for such a great story!!!

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  75. So excited for the next book, I'm about to read the first one! thanks so much for the contest!
    hannaharomatic@hotmail.co.uk

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  76. I'm excited to read your series - Just as soon as school is over (I haven't read Carrier yet, so I don't want to spoil it by reading the chapters from the next one). Thanks for the giveaway though!

    Jessica @ The Midnight Bookworm
    midnightbookworm@live.com

    I posted a link to Facebook - Jess Taylor is my name on there :)

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  77. I can't wait to read your series! Looks really good!!!!!!
    :)

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    1. That's so cool that u are isish! ive always wanted to go to ireland because im irish too. :)

      fionaoz@comcast.net

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  78. The chapters were great, I hope to get the chance to read the series soon!!

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  79. I haven't read Carrier of the Mark so I am waiting to read the chapters!! Thanks for the giveaway!

    lauren@losetimereading.com

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  80. Sadly I haven't been able to read them yet, but I'm hoping to do it soon!
    gaby_sama@hotmail.com

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  81. I haven't read Carrier of the Mark yet so I am waiting a bit to read the chapters. Thank you for the giveaway!

    vaire@ymail.com

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  82. You are awesome! Have not read your first book yet, so not peeking at those chapters yet :D But I do own it, and I'm super excited to read it. <3 thank you for this amazing giveaway :D
    Love, Carina ~ carina-olsen@hotmail.com

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  83. I haven't read the secret chapters yet but I can't wait to do it. Nevertheless, thanks for being part of YASH, I'm having so much fun! :D

    alaiel.kreuz AT gmail.com

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  84. Thanks for the giveaway loving YASH!! Have not read any of your books. They sound good though!
    MerishaAbbott(at)gmail(dot)com

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  85. Thanks for this giveaway and for this amazing YASH! I haven`t read your books yet but planning to do so very soon!

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  86. I love your first book and I can't wait to read your second book. I can't spoil myself with the first two pages or i will go crazy. So I shall save those two chapters for when i get the whole book so I can go crazy with what happens! Thanks for the great giveaway!!
    red_tigergirl2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  87. Thank you for the awesome giveaway!!

    I posted my social site link to Twitter
    https://twitter.com/CarolineB963/status/274876258079350784

    barnett.caroline1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  89. I haven't had the chance to read the first book so I didn't read the chapters yet. Didn't want to ruin it!!!
    Thank you so much for the giveaway!
    wallflower1294@gmail.com

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  90. Those chapters were amazing and i will definitely buying the book next time i go to barnes and noble. My email is samanthacauchi@yahoo.com

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  91. That was awsome.Thanks for the giveaway. My email is dap18214@verizon.net.

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  92. Thanks for the giveaway! My e-mail is kxw116[at]gmail.com.

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  93. Awesome Giveaway!
    hopeneoellewalker@gmail.com

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  94. The excerpt on the Hunt was awesome, definitely adding it to my To-Read list!

    contact: beccala112@gmail.com

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  95. Super exciting stuff!

    Contact: echo_f_m@hotmail.com

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  96. THANKS! totally planning to read it!! WOOOOOT! :D It sounds awesome.
    hannahsue10ATgmailDOTcom

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  97. The excerpt was great! I can't wait for this one! If I win my email is b_l2006atyahoodotcom

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  98. I did see the excerpt, but did not read it because I am waiting to read the first in the series. My contact email is: smartin@nwrl.org! Can't wait!

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  99. The first two chapters were AWESOME!!! Thanks for the sneak peek! I posted the YASH link on twitter.

    MannaB (crazywithatwist at gmail dot com)

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  100. If I actually win something, here's my email:

    carrie5678@gmail.com

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  101. If I actually win something, here's my email:

    carrie5678@gmail.com

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  102. Hope I win. I can,t wait to read your sequel... I loved carrier of the mark. I so want to know what happens next.

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  103. It's so good, I cannot wait to read it!
    xox.sam.pollari@hotmail.com

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  104. Hi! I did pass by your post, but I restrained myself from not reading it! I haven't read your first book yet, so I don't want to spoil myself, but I'm sure it's amazing! I will definitely have to read your books sometime in the future! (:

    vampyreprincess109(at)gmail(dot)com

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  105. I really enjoyed your excerpt, thank you for sharing it! And thank you for this giveaway! My email is jgelman016@gmail.com

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  106. I loved the first two chapters thanks for sharing them. I can't wait to read the rest. My email is livetowrite0(at)gmail(dot)com

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  107. Thank you Leigh for letting us have a sneak peak; I'm so desperate to read it now after reading the end of chapter 2. I'm not sure if you wanted me to comment on this post or whether you wanted me to comment on the Chapters Preview post so I'll duplicate my post.

    You can contact me on my email which is ange.seth(AT)gmail(DOT)com and I shared this giveaway on Facebook.

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  108. Thanks for the sneak peak and the extra giveaway!!

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  109. Thank you for the extra givaway! The sneak peek was riveting and I can't wait to read the rest! my email is faircloo(at)email(dot)sc(dot)edu.

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  110. The sneak peek was so great! I need more! Thank you for the extra giveaway :)

    maryann(at)chapter-by-chapter(dot)com

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  111. I LOVED the sneak peak of shadow of the mark it was awesome :) I also posted a link promoting this giveaway here: http://www.facebook.com/ashley.minix.7/posts/335049753269958

    softballcrazy_081497(AT)yahoo.com

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  112. Thanks for organising this great giveaway. I really enjoyed the sneak peak of Shadow of the Mark, especially the description of Megan and Adam's kiss! You sowed the seeds for the next book perfectly. I'm looking forward to finding out what's in store for them.

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  113. I loved the sneak peak! Urgh! Now I can't can't wait to read Shadow of the Mark!

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  114. Thanks a lot for the sneak peak, I've been waiting for "news" on the sequel <3

    (my mail: kirei-na-yuki(AT)gmx.de)

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  116. Thanks for the sneak peek!

    wigent25@hotmail.com

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  117. Thanks so much for participating in the WINTER YASH and for hosting the additional giveaway!

    ~Christina(2227)

    You can contact me at clgaillard13(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  118. gorgeous covers!! would LOVE to win this awesome package!

    Thanks!! ~ Lynne of tworeads.blogspot.com

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    1. contact: tworeads (at) gmail (dot) com
      or zypadeedodah (at) aol (dot) come

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