Tuesday, 1 January 2013

New Year's Blog Hop #2013 #free kindleornook #giftcerts #free books #swag


Happy New Year, Folks, and welcome to my little corner of the New Year's Hop. We have some wonderful grand prices for you to celebrate 2013.

What are those prices I hear you ask.

Well, check these out....


We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!



1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $300 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

(Please not all but the Swag Pack are international. The Pack Is US only, sorry.)


Sounds good, doesn't it. But that's not all of course. We all throw a little something of our own into the mix.

I was wrecking my brain for something other than the usual books to give away. Now I am still doing that  too. You can check out my back list HERE.

I am giving away two PDF copies from that back list, winner's choice. There is all sorts there, so I'm sure you will find something to tickle your fancy. But for my grand price, how about you get to choose the name of the heroine in my next wip?

Now, this can be your name, or someone close to you, and you will be mentioned in the dedication too, and needless to say, when it hits publication you will get a free copy as well.

Sounds good?

I should prolly mention that this story I have in mind is a menage, with three heroes, so bear that in mind when choosing the name you want me to use ;-)

To win, just leave me a comment, with the name you'd choose, and why, and don't forget your e-mail address.

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Now, New Years. We're supposed to write a bit about New Years, and all I can come up with is  that you know you're a writer, when New Year's Eve or not you're sat here typing away at the wip that came out of nowhere and you just can't stop writing.

Yeah, I am so rock'n'roll, lol. But for the last twenty one years we've had little ones underfoot, and staying home has just been the easiest thing to do. Our current youngest has an awful croupy cough and is laid up on daddy's chest as I type this blog post.

So, in this house at least we will do what we always do. Have a glass of bubbly at midnight, remember those no longer with us, and cheer in the new year with a badly rendered Auld Lang Syne.

Before I go let me pimp my newest release, and if you still have some energy after all your partying, check out, Wine & Nine. Quite aptly named for the party season...



Magic Mac and his Mystery tours, the brochure said. What it didn't tell the participants of this coach trip is that the quaint Scottish Inn they stopped at, held a secret.

When you add women, wine, and men the outcome is never certain. Will it be happy ever after or is this just the beginning?

Find out in these nine scorching erotic short stories, guaranteed to raise a kilt or two.

Buy it on AMAZON.

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Have fun, however you celebrate New Year :-)


234 comments:

  1. Thanks for taking part in the blog hop and Happy New Year.

    miztik_rose@yahoo.com

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  2. Happy new year Doris! Hope the little one is feeling better today.

    Oh what great prizes!

    Id choose the name Nikki, my sister. She is the only other person in my family who knows about my writing endeavours, and is on my side all the way.

    Wine and nine is already on my kindle waiting to be read!!

    Dee xx

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    1. Happy New Year, Dee. He is getting there, slowly, bless him. Hope you enjoy Wine&Nine when you get to read it :-)

      I know quite a few Nikkis in real life!

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  3. Claire. Short and sweet! Happy new year!

    Manda

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  4. Happy New Year Doris - hope it's a great one for you, with lots more stories on the way. I'd go with Saffy :-)

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    1. Happy New Year, Susie. I have to giggle at your suggestion, because that's the name of our next door neighbour!

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  5. This is my first participating
    I look forward to 2013 and all that it holds

    Thank you

    ashlynn wiliams

    ashlynnwiliams81(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Have fun hopping Ashlynn and Happy New Year :-)

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  6. Thanks for being a part of the hop and I hope you have a great New Year! For a name I like Kyleigh. Not anyone close to me or anything just like the name!!! =)
    holly.collins1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Happy New Year, and that's as good a reason as any to choose a name :-)

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  7. Great post and thank you for sharing with us :)

    I don't know what name I would choose for your upcoming wip. I would really have to think about it.

    Happy New Year
    staceyprice(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Err, RAVEN. ;)

    Happy new year, Doris xx

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    1. *snorts with laughter* Thanks for that, Xandra and Happy New Year!

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  9. Happy New Year Doris. I'll go with Kendra. Happy writing!

    christymckellen@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks, Christy, and Happy New Year :-)

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  10. My name: Susan ( it would be so AWESOME and I could tell everyone about it, I am the only reader I know of romances !!)

    awesome blog hop

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. Lol, great choice in that case! Happy New Year, Susan :-)

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  11. Happy New Year! I like the name Katherine but call her Kat :) Don't know why, just always liked the name! Can't wait to read more ;)

    nikki.t.23@gmail.com

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  12. What a fun idea for a giveaway! I am going give my sister's name - Teri, because she will get a kick out of this if I won. Happy New Year!

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

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  13. Happy New Year! Lets see, Use the name Serenity. I dont think I've ever read a book with that name in it. Wishing you a wonderful day and new year.

    mrsqueentutt@gmail.com

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    1. I know a fabulous author called Serenity, but you're right, don't think I read a heroine with that name before. Happy New Year :-)

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  14. I have 2 suggestions Angelie and/or Evolet those are my daughters' names and I just think they're are so unique and beautiful and would be awesome to see them be used for an awesome character. Thank you for this opportunity, for the blog hop and the awesome prizes. Happy New Year!!!!
    Cwill030104 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Beautiful names indeed. Happy New Year :-)

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  15. I wouldn't mind the use of my name but it does get used quite a bit >.< Other than that I have always really enjoyed my daughters' names. Alexandria Storm and Zoe Kira Tala

    Kassandra
    sionedkla@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Kassandra, another set of beautiful names :-)

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  16. Thanks for participating in the hop.
    wendy.pogrant@yahoo.com

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    1. You're welcome and Happy New Year :-)

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  17. I would have to ask what the story is about, some names fit better than others in some stories.. But I am wing it with what little info gave and others you have written...
    Lilith...

    Happy New Year

    BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Hmm, Lilith, that would actually suit her really well. Happy New Year :-)

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  18. I would suggest the name Kisa. I love it because it's different and means kitten in a different language. Thanks for the giveaway.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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    1. Oooh, kitten eh. I might have to nick that for a future club ink story ;-)
      Happy New Year!

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    2. Oh my word there may be a future Club Ink story??!! :O

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  19. Maybe go with the name Gayle, I have no idea why, but I think it's a great name, don't you??

    gayle2b74@gmail.com

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    1. Now,you know, I don't understand why you would suggest Gayle at all :-P

      Happy New Year :-)

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  20. Happy New Year to you Doris!

    I quite like Lily!

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  21. Great post! Happy new year, Doris. And what a great prize. I'm not sure what name I would choose, would have to put some thought in to it. My email is samemmawood@hotmail.com
    x

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  22. Happy New Year! I would pick Carol.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

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  23. Thanks for the fun and Happy 2013!
    zenfoxflowerATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, and Happy New Year :-)

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  24. Thanks for the great hop.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  25. Thanks for participating in the giveaway Doris!

    I would pick my name, Theresa, as I've read books with three heroes and think it would be fun to be the heroine ;)

    Happy New Year!

    Theresa Esterline
    theresa.esterline@gmail.com

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    1. Ah, an excellent reason ;-) Happy New Year!

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  26. Hmm I love the name Tristan, Dalton

    Happy New years

    JamieToddMiller(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Oh so do I. One of my sons is called Tristan, in fact:-) Happy New Year!

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  27. Thanks for the giveaway! And Happy New Year!

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  28. Aloha!

    The name I would choose is "Aisling". It is pronounced "Ash-lynn". The reason I love this name is because it is ancient Gaelic and means "fae child" or "outcast". The legend goes that a child who was abandoned or lost would be raised by faeries and would never really fit into society after that point. Really sad, but I love the picture it presents and the challenge a character like that can overcome. Anyways, that's my suggestion.

    Michel King
    Michel_Lee_King(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. For a man, I've always loved the name Caleb and for a woman, Shannon.

    Happy New Year!!

    rmwyer at shaw dot ca

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  30. super kewl giveaway, thanks for participating! I'd probably pick "Too Cold to Love." I sometimes feel like that.
    jennirv4967 at gmail dot com

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    1. Ah bless ya, don't we all at times. Happy New Year!

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  31. Love stopping by! What great ideas. For a man's name I have always love Riley and Max. For woman's name I like Sophie and Maya.

    Happy New Year.
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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  32. Thanks so much for a great beginning to a New Year.

    kp_kazamei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. You're very welcome. Happy New Year :-)

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  33. What a wonderful blog hop to start the year...thank you! I like the name Merritt :)
    Wishing you and yours a fantastic 2013!
    ivegotmail8889(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Oh, I haven't heard that one before :-)

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  34. That is a great idea for a prize! I like Glenda. It is not heard of that often. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    Judy
    strawberryrose@earthlink.net

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  35. Wonderful start to the new year!

    diane dot sadler at gmail dot com

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  36. What a great idea!!! I would choose the name Janice. That is my Gran's name and I think she would get a kick out of having a dominatrix named after her. She is rather feisty and I have gotten her addicted to erotica by filling a kindle with it for her! LOL

    Happy New Year!!
    grapeapril75(AT)gmail.com

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  37. I don't think my name would make a great heroine name - Lynn. It just sounds to bland and not very exciting. Although Jane made out with Tarzan. But Lynn and Tarzan just don't make you think the same way. Now an exotic name would be different. I think Keira would be a great choice.

    Happy New Year,
    Lynn
    lareynolds0316@gmail.com

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    1. *giggles at Lynn and Tarzan* Happy New Year!

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  38. Choosing a name is hard. I like the name Moira though.Happy New Year and great luck with all your books this year.
    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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  39. I don't like my name, but I love my daughter's. It's Kasandra. thanks for the chance and Happy New Year!
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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    1. Thanks for commenting, and Happy New Year :-)

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  40. What a super way to get 2013 going - thank you for such great gifts!

    Felicia
    mrschopchop@verizon.net

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    1. You're welcome and Happy New Year :-)

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  41. cute contest, I've always liked the name Shanna (from the old romance of the same name that started my love of the genre many years ago) :) happy new year
    gamistress66(at) aol (dot) com

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  42. I like Samantha or even Eric. Shannon is a good one too.
    planterofhope at aol dot com

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  43. what a great giveaway... thanks for being part of the hop... I won't list the name i want unless i win lol... Because there are so many good names to pick I have a few in mind but we will have to see lol.

    j.m.platt83@gmail.com

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  44. Happy New Year, Doris!! Great idea for a giveaway. :) How about Tori? It's the first name that popped in my head. *shrug*

    chellesy.clay @ gmail. com

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  45. Why not Dawna, I don't see it much in books :) or Casi which is my niece's name.

    Dawna N.

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. Happy New Years Thanks for the giveaway and what about Pam. That name is never the heroine.
    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

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  47. Happy New Year!

    mamamoss08(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  48. Awesome prizes!

    Thanks so much for the chance to win. It's a great way to start the year. No major resolutions beyond reading a lot and staying active, but I hope you have a great year :)

    Thanks again!

    hisboywonder(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. How about Rachelle..Thanks for the Great Contest.Happy New Year!! adgaliatymaildotcom

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    1. Now that name is nice :-) Happy New Year!

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  50. I choose mine...lol I haven't seen it in a book in long time :D Missie
    Missie Jones
    missie25524 (at) netzero (dot) com

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  51. Happy New Year!

    I choose...Drea. I've never read it in a story it would be so cool to see it in one!

    ~*Drea*~
    dreabecraft(@)aol.com

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  52. Happy New Year!! My resolution is to be more organized. We will see how well that works out.

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

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  53. Oh wow talk about one heck of a grand prize...Now I've always wanted to four heroes, but I've got that hillbilly name "Billie Jo"...Yeah Don't ask..LOL
    I would lend toward Indigo...Indi for short or my best friend's name Deanna..Dee for short :)
    Two of may favorite people in the world :)
    Thanks for the chance to win....still think the book looks great..Men in Kilts..YUMMY!!!!
    beejee77 at gmail dot com

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    1. Lol, thanks. Yeah, am rather fond of men in kilts, myself.

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  54. Happy New Year, Doris!!! When my daughter was born we were going to name her Amara, but my mom threw a fit so we named my daughter Amanda.
    angiek@cfu.net

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    1. Hi Angie and Happy New Year. Amara is a lovely name!

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  55. I am totally a narcissist and say Delphina :). Delphinareadstoomuch at yahoo

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  56. I would chose the name , Lola; because I think it is beautiful!
    What a great gift for the winner!Thank you for the Hp!
    Happy 2013!
    deethomas291@gmail.com

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  57. Thanks for being part of the Hop!

    strive4bst(At) yahoo(Dot) com

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  58. thanks for the hop!
    I should think about the name if I'm lucky...
    movie1997 at live dot it

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  59. Well besides my own name Cassandra I like Adaria which is similar to my middle name :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

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  60. Happy new year. Thanks for hosting

    jess820[at]gmail[dot]com

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  61. Happy New Year.

    I would say BETHANY.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  62. well, i would have to say pepper. because that is my alter-ego. a super hawt and spicy minx that makes all her fantasies come true - even a menage with 3 men!! yummy. glad i found your site through this hop, have your books on my to read list now. thanks!
    pepperpenn42 at gmail dot com

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    1. Yes, actually I can see a Pepper. Would be a great name for a heroine :-)

      Glad you found me.

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  63. I like the name Lily. Thanks for this giveaway!!

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  64. I pick the name Dara.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Ah, I have a Darya in one of my stories :-)

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  65. thanks for the hop. cant wait to see who wins
    vera28546 at yahoo (dot) com

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  66. Um, Natasha. Sounds nice and foreign :)

    Happy New Year!

    anasmithblue@gmail.com

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    1. Oh, yes I've always liked that name :-)

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  67. Happy New Year!

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  68. Happy new year! hthurmeier @ gmail . com

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  69. Happy New Year to all and may you have a wonderful productive 2013.
    jkgf27@verizon.net

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  70. It will be hard to top this Hop this year! It may not be possible! Thanks for the giveaway!
    uilani25 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  71. Happy new year!

    always.and.never AT gmail DOT com

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  72. Hi! Happy New Years! I like my name! lol Thought Shadow is a bit uncommon. Hmm. How about Sage? I love this name! Or Trenity. My sister is having a girl and thats her name! :D Thanks for the awesome hop and all the giveaways! This is so fun! I love these hops! I always meet new authors, reconnect with old ones and my TBR list grows by leaps and bounds! Thank you!! Have a great day! Best wishes and many blessings to you!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Shadow would make a fab name actually :-) Thanks for joining in again.

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  73. How about Angelina for Angelina Jolie?
    Happy new year!
    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  74. i like sarafina
    I don't want to be naughtier, but I do want to make my hubby think I am being naughtier
    mrsbrinus at comcast dot net

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  75. I think I'd choose 'Caitlin'. Because I like Celtic names and it's a derivation of my real name :) She can also be called 'Cat' for short. Happy New Year!

    penumbrareads(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Or you can use my real name which I don't want to mention online ;)

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    2. You have me intrigued now, but I like Caitlin :-)

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  76. Thanks and have a Happy New Year!

    dita(dot)skarste(at)gmail(dot)com

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  77. Happy New Year to you. I love a good menage. My brother and his wife recently gave birth to twins (boy/girl) and he named her Giella (pronounced G Ella).
    coach4kat(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Congratulations on the babies, how lovely :)

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  78. Happy New Year!

    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

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  79. Happy New Year!

    I think I'd choose Anya. (It would be Aine, but people never seem to pronounce that properly, so why not go with a more or less phonetic pronunciation?) I've always like that name.
    tp DOT quixotic AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Great name, my heroine in For The Love Of Mutt is called Anja :-)

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  80. I love that idea! Now I have to think what name I would chose if I am the winner....
    gatormaryd(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  81. The name I'd choose is Rainée (a unique combo of Renée and rainy~ sounds like RAIN-aye). The name has almost all of the letters of my own and 3 of my closest friends. Oh wow... now I really like it! This always happens... LOL. I may need to steal this name back. Perhaps we can share.

    The book I'd pick if I won is Goldie and Her Bears (because I already have the excellent "Last of His Kind).

    j.lennidorner@facebook.com

    Happy New Year from What-Are-They.com ! I hope you have a great one. Thanks for taking part in the hop.

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    1. Of course we can share :-) Happy New Year!

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  82. Well besides my name I like the name Adaria or Adaira which is a play on my own middle name :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

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  83. Tasmin for a name. :) Happy New Year!

    Sue
    sue_holston@hotmail.com

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  84. Thank you for participating in the New Year Blog Hop!
    Best Wishes in 2013
    uilani25 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  85. Hawk would be good and strong name for a hero
    myboo63@hotmail.com

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  86. Soemthing strong
    jessica.crawford10@gmail.com

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  87. Happy New Year!
    bones_mcp(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  88. I am not sure what name I would pick. I would have to think about it. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    thompsonem3 at aol dot com

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  89. How about Olivia or Alexa? Thank you for your giveaway & being part of this awesome hop!

    JessieL62 at comcast dot net

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  90. Happy New Year!!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  91. Happy New Year,thanks for the chance to win.

    dragonkeep62(at)gmail(dot)com

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  92. Happy New Year to you!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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  93. Happy new years thank you for the chance to win angel0319athotmail.com

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  94. Serenity is the name I'm throwing out there :)

    dreammie_angel at yahoo dot com

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  95. My x husband's new wife, my brother's wife and I all share the same name and we are all good friends. The only difference is that each name is spelled different. My ex's wife's name is Milisa and she is the one I would love to see in your book. She is a kinky thing and New Year's is her anniversary with my ex and she treats him so well (we are all great friends) and I think this would make a great present for both of them. Plus, in a way it would still be my name as well as harassing my sister in love and it would make her blush.

    Thank you for the chance and the giveaway.

    Melissa

    abinormyl AT gmail DOT com

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    1. I love you reasons for choosing that name :-)

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  96. When I was in high school I used to write short stories and the name I came up with that I liked the most was Jaianna(pronounced jay-anna)

    moonfairy521 at aol dot com

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  97. Thank you for the great giveaway!

    Happy 2013!

    - Tin (khriscc at yahoo dot com)

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  98. Well ,since many of us are suggesting our own names: Elizabeth! Classy and you can get lots of nicknames out of it!

    Beth....... hotreaderbethy(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  99. Love this, =) tried to come up with a great name but it just went blank.. I´ll go with my own, then, as so many others >.< Linda.
    thanks for the giveaway & Happy New Year!
    //linda
    fr_larsson at hotmail dot com

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  100. I love how the story sounds!!!
    and for the a name I choose "Crystal" I don't know why but it just my favorite name XD hehe
    Thanks for the great giveaway and happy new year!
    red_tigergirl2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  101. It could be really funny if the heroine was named Prudence or Chastity! That's the way my humor runs...

    Ann
    Kyreadinggirl@yahoo.com

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  102. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Happy New Year!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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