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Monday, March 3, 2014

Gilded by Christina Farley

Gilded (Gilded, #1)
I'm thrilled to announce that this Saturday the 1st
 Christina Farley's book, GILDED, was released to the world.

I watched this book unfold as Christina, one of my earliest followers, went through the whole process of writing, rewriting, submitting and now this... finally in print. 

I'm VERY excited for her.

Congratulations, Christina!

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About the book:
Sixteen-year-old Jae Hwa Lee is a Korean-American girl with a black belt, a deadly proclivity with steel-tipped arrows, and a chip on her shoulder the size of Korea itself. When her widowed dad uproots her to Seoul from her home in L.A., Jae thinks her biggest challenges will be fitting in to a new school and dealing with her dismissive Korean grandfather. Then she discovers that a Korean demi-god, Haemosu, has been stealing the soul of the oldest daughter of each generation in her family for centuries. And she's next.

But that’s not Jae’s only problem.


There's also Marc. Irresistible and charming, Marc threatens to break the barriers around Jae's heart. As the two grow closer, Jae must decide if she can trust him. But Marc has a secret of his own—one that could help Jae overturn the curse on her family for good. It turns out that Jae's been wrong about a lot of things: her grandfather is her greatest ally, even the tough girl can fall in love, and Korea might just be the home she's always been looking for.

Gilded: The Book Trailer

It's in stores everywhere! 
Amazon
Barnes and Noble

You can also find Christina on Facebook.



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And here's what Anansi and I have been up to.





Ice Dogs
Natalie Aguirre over at Literary Rambles had an interview with Terry Johnson (author of Dogsled Dreams) and they were giving away Terry's latest book, Ice Dogs, and I won it!  I read Dogsled Dreams and really enjoyed it. So having this chance to read Ice Dogs is a thrill. Besides, the cover is just so beautiful.

Thanks Natalie and Terry!

132 comments:

  1. I tried to comment from my phone, but errrr....that didn't work out so well. So if you get duplicate messages, I'm NOT spamming you, just not smarter than my smart phone. :)

    Gilded looks awesome. Love anything with a demigod or something supernatural going on.

    HAPPY BLITZ DAY!!!

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  2. So glad you won the book. And I'm so excited for Christina. Her book is fantastic.

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  3. The video is really cute! Well done, Bish.
    Gilded's cover is cool.
    And congratulations on winning Terry's book!

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  4. GILDED sounds great! Thanks for the heads up! And happy Blitz day to you - enjoy it! :D

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  5. Congrats to Christina. The cover is gorgeous! Happy Blitz Day! Have a fantastic week. :)

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  8. Very cool! I want to read Gilded now! The book trailer was captivating. I read books often, but honestly didn't know there was a such thing as book trailers (cool idea though).

    And the cover of Ice Dogs is beautiful, so let us know how it reads as well please.

    Happy Blitz Day :D

    (sorry for the multiple comments, my google account was not cooperating)

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  9. What beautiful book covers, and intersting premises to boot! I wish them both luck.

    BTW...you're being BLITZED today! I received your note about the award, and although I don't pass them along anymore, I thought this might be a fitting alternative. Enjoy! :)

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  10. Congrats to Christina - I love the cover of GILDED.

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  11. Congrats to Christina! And Happy Blitz Day to you, Bish! :)

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  12. Wonderful cover! Sounds like a fantastic book. Happy blitz day!

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  13. Glorious site, Bish! Happy Blitz Day!

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  14. Happy Blitz Day. Very nice blog and great to meet you.

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  15. Huh, I really like the idea behind Gilded. Korean tales have always meant a lot to me, and I've always wanted to see more than there are! I may check it out.

    Hey, happy blitz day!

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  16. It's so great that you won Ice Dogs! It's fun to see you celebrating your own and your friends' books. Enjoy!

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  17. Blitz day!

    The video is adorable, Bish. You did a great job.

    And congrats on winning Terry's book. Isn't the cover gorgeous?

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  18. Lovely blog, I can tell you've put a lot of effort into it :-) Happy Blitz Day!

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  19. Christina's book looks great and I love the Anansi video. Isn't winning books fun? I've won a few from Natalie too...It's always a treat to receive a book in the mail amidst all my bills.

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  20. Isn't it great to follow the journey of a book and the author! Thanks for spotlighting so many, Bish.

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  21. Hey, Bish, just wanted to chime in and let you know how much I enjoy your blog on this your blitz day.

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  22. Woo! Happy Blitz Day!
    And congrats on winning Ice Dogs. I love when I win books. And also the cover is amazing, as is the cover for Gilded

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  23. Wow, I LOVE Christina's cover! The trailer is amazing too. Looks like an amazing read.

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  24. They all look very interesting. Thanks.

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  25. Happy blitz!
    It's cool to witness a writer trudging along the path to publication.

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  26. That's a great cover on GILDED. Thanks for sharing it.

    HAPPY BLITZ DAY!

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  27. Congratulations to Christina! Must have been fun to see her through the process :)
    Happy Blitz Day!

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  28. Oh man! You guys, I'm all teary-eyed. I had no idea how it felt to be blitzed. Thank you one and all!

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  29. I watched the Gilded book trailer it looks like a good book. Happy Blitz Day!

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  30. Hi Bish,
    I'm stopping by to introduce myself, as I write children's books as well. But mostly I'd like to wish you Happy Blitz Day! Best wishes







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  31. Great cover must be nice to follow one of your first followers on their writing journey.

    Happy Blitz Day and great to meet you :)

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  32. Gilded does look to be an intriguing read. and #blitz

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  33. I'm a big fan of Ananzi, so it was a special treat to learn about your book today as part of the Blog-Blitz!

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  34. Congratulations and best wishes for success to both Chritina and you, Bish, on your new books. Great trailers!

    How ya feeling? A little woozy, perhaps? You should, because you, my dear, are BLITZED! (Enjoy!)

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  35. Gilded sounds great! I have Ice Dogs sitting on my bookshelf, waiting to be read. It looks so good!

    Happy Blitz Day!

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  36. What a fantastic sounding story! It must be fun to follow one of your followers' journey through publication.

    Happy Blitz day!

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  37. Gilded sounds like a great read. Love the multicultural aspect!

    Congrats on winning a free book. Always a good feeling!

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  38. Christina's fortunate to be featured on your Blitz Day. She should get a bit more exposure from the Blitz.

    Nice little promo for Anansi.

    Lee
    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

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  39. Love the Gilded book cover and trailer. Happy Blog Blitz Day.

    -RB

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  40. Ooo, this book sounds awesome! Congrats to Christina, and thanks for the recommendation. Happy Blog Blitz Day!!!

    Happy reading and writing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

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  41. Here from the book blitz. Have a lucky day :)

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  42. You've been blitz today! Happy Blitz and bright day!

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  43. These books sounds good and congrats to the author :).
    Happy Blog Blitz Day!

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  44. The cover and trailer for GILDED are fantastic. It's a good day to get blitzed. I'll be back to look around your site.

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  45. Wow! The book sounds great and I'm having some serious cover lust. Congrats to Christina!

    Happy Blog Blitz Day!

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  46. Great job on the video!
    Happy Blitz to you-I too will drop by again. I am being surrounded by cookie demons-it is a snow day-lol!

    ATB

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  47. Congrats to Christina, the cover is pretty! Happy Blitz Day! :)

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  48. You've been blitzed! What a fun blog!

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  49. Best of luck to Christine. Congrats on your book win and happy blitz day!

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  50. I think I'm overwhelmed... in a good way. Thank you all for stopping by!

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  51. How nice for you to see a follower work so hard at something.

    I'm a huge fan of Terry Lynn Johnson. I hope she sells many, many copies.

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  52. The blogosphere is a wonderful thing--to meet people halfway around the world, to see them evolve, their dreams start to coalesce... It's so different from real-life friendships in many ways, but the core of human exchange is very much present. Congratulations to Christina for her new release, loved the Anansi video, and will check out Ice Dogs--*big* fan of dogs here ;)
    Guilie @ Life In Dogs

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  53. Gilded looks simply fabulous. Cute video! And congrats on winning the book!

    Oh, and happy Blitzer Dsy!

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  54. Happy Blitz! Love the cover on this book . . .

    ~MPL

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  55. Oh my goodness, Gilded it gorgeous! Big congrats to Christina.

    Loving your little teaser too, Bish. Awesome.

    Happy blitz day!

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  56. Great covers and Congrats on the win!

    Happy BLitz!!!!

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  57. Lovely write up Bish and congratulations of winning :)

    Happy blitz day!

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  58. Oooh that book looks great.
    Happy Blog Blitz!

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  59. The cover for Gilded is pretty & I loved the trailer. Happy Blitz Day, Bish!

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  60. Gilded looks great! I'm going to check it out. Happy Blitz Day to you, Bish!

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  61. Congrats on winning the book and on your Blitz Day!!

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  62. Congrats, Christina! And congrats on your blitz, Bish!

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  63. Looks like a great book. Happy blitz day.

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  64. Sounds like a great book! Happy Blitz Day!

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  65. Gilded looks interesting. Happy Blitz!

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  66. Gilded sounds fantastic!!! Happy Blitz Day!! :)

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  67. Very cool character, and to me, that's what drives a book. Enjoyed reading this.
    Best,
    Silvia @
    SilviaWrites

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  68. Sounds great :) Happy blitz day!

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  69. Fellow children's/teen author coming to say HAPPY BLITZ DAY! Enjoy :-)

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  70. Happy Blitz Day, Bish!!!!! And congrats to Christina! The cover for Gilded is absolutely stunning.

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  71. Happy Blitz Day, Bish!

    Every time I see "Anansi" I think of the PBS show "Wishbone" about a little Jack Russell Terrier that imagines himself as a character in a different literary work every episode. Once he was Anansi! :O)

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  72. Love the trailers! Happy Blitz day.

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  73. I can't wait to read GILDED. It sounds so good.

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  74. What great book trailers. Congrats to both you & Christina!

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  75. Consider yourself blitzed.

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  76. Christin's book sounds different and interesting.

    Love the book trailer, actually I love Anansi. I promise to write a re3view SOON.

    I'm jealous of your win. Ice Dogs sounds like something I would really like.

    BTW, enjoy your day, you've been blitzed.

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  77. Christin's book sounds different and interesting.

    Love the book trailer, actually I love Anansi. I promise to write a re3view SOON.

    I'm jealous of your win. Ice Dogs sounds like something I would really like.

    BTW, enjoy your day, you've been blitzed.

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  78. I'm so excited for Christina too! I used to be in crit group with her. Very well deserved!
    I saw the post on Literary Rambles about Ice Dogs--it sounds like a great book. Congrats on your win!
    And happy blitz day!!!

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  79. Hi Bish!
    HAPPY BLOG BLITZ DAY!
    Congrats to Christina!
    And Anansi is a real cutie pie...

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  80. Congratulations on your book win, and happy blitz day to you!

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  81. Gilded's on my TBR list, it looks fantastic. Happy blitz day! :)

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  82. So cool that you watched Christina's book "Gilded" evolve into publication! YA literature is one of my favorite genres, and I'm so happy that Christina has found success in getting her book out. And best wishes to you, Bish! Happy Blitz Day! :)

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  83. Thanks for the heads up on ICE DOGS! My son's birthday is coming up and it looks like just the type of book he'd enjoy. I agree that the cover is beautiful! Hope you have a great Blitz Day! :)

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  84. Congratulations to Christina! It must feel great to have her book out, it sounds great. Great trailers and books you highlighted today, happy blitz day!

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  85. Congrats on the book. Looks like a grey win.
    Happy blitz day.

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  86. Congrats on the book. Looks like a grey win.
    Happy blitz day.

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  87. Congrats, Christina, nice to go from follower to indie author! And what fun stuff with Anansi.

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  88. Hi!
    Nice to meet you! Wow, the Virgin Islands...sounds so different than Sweden where I grew up. I'm an immigrant since 1974.

    Your friend's book sounds really great. How fun to have been around for the whole process! Big congrats to her.

    Happy Blitz Day!
    Tina @ Life is Good
    A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014

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  89. Hi fellow MJ Minion! Happy Blitz Day!
    Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe
    xx

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  90. Oooh this book looks super exciting! YA is such a tough industry, I'm trying to fight my way through it myself, so it's awesome to see someone succeeding! Good for you for featuring her, and for being a writer yourself!

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  91. They look like very interesting books. You've been blitzed!

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  92. I just picked up this book last month. I haven't had a chance to read it yet, but I hope to change that soon.

    Hello from the Blitz!

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  93. New books to add to my list. They sound great! Happy blitz day!

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  94. I'm definitely feeling the love people! Thanks!

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  95. I love the look of Ice Dogs, definitely going on my TBR pile!

    Happy Blitz

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  96. I like that you were able to see Gilded unfold. That's really amazing. Happy Blitz day!

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  97. It must be pretty fantastic following someone as they write a book. The entire process must be a bit like a roller coaster ride.

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  98. The blitzing is a little overwhelming, isn't it? I really liked the little spider promo video. It's a nice teaser. Hope you enjoy all the visitors today. Happy Blitz.

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  99. Happy Blitz Day, and congratulations to Christina! I love covers that use original artwork instead of the same 4-5 styles over and over again, and I love all the blue.

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  100. Gilded sounds amazing! Happy Blitz Day!

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  101. Hi there! Beautiful site. Happy Blitz Day!

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  102. Congrats to Christina! Will have to try her book.

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  103. I love that trailer! Very nicely done.

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  104. I imagine it must be just as exciting to watch a friend become published as going through the whole process yourself :) Yay for her :)

    Happy Blitz Day

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  105. Happy Blitz Day! Hope it's been a great day and warm for you...

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  106. I love Anansi's video, so cute! And Gilded looks great.
    Happy Blitz Day!

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  107. Great video. And holy moly. Look at the comments! Awesome!

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  108. I can't wait to dive into Gilded.

    Happy Blitz Day.

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  109. Ice Dogs was so good, and I'm looking forward to reading Gilded. I've not read anything involving Korean culture, so I'm very curious. Plus, I hear food is mentioned a lot... =)

    Happy Blitz!

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  110. This looks like an interesting book! Good luck and Happy Blitz!

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  111. Congrats to Christina on her book and to you on your win!

    The book trailer is awesome!

    And happy blitz day! :)

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  112. I guess blitz day is no surprise by now. Great trailers and I am curious about Anansi and the pea now.

    Happy blitz day.

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  113. What an interesting idea of east meets west. A soul stealer, hmm? Now I'm curious how that would be done and what this demi god would accomplish by doing that.

    Congrats on winning Ice Dogs. It's a story I'd loved as a kid. I think I read every dog story and sled dog story in existence when I was in grade school.

    Sia McKye Over Coffee

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  114. I've seen Farley's books on Amazon. Happy Blitz Day.

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  115. I know book trailers are all the rage but I've never watched one until today. I figured I should, given its your special day and all. :-)

    Congrats on your dragon's loyalty award, too!

    Happy Day!

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  116. I have a sudden desire to move to the Virgin Islands. :) Happy Blitz day!

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  117. Loved the video, and the covers. Awesome post Bish.

    ......dhole

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  118. Wow.
    It's so gratifying to see the whole process at work!
    Best of luck on the book.

    Enjoy your new read!
    Great post!

    BAZINGA! You've been blitzed!
    Happy Blitz Day!
    Heather

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  119. Joining the Blitz Crew with congrats and job well done here on your blog.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

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  120. Sorry I'm late to the blitz party! Congrats on the new books...love the trailers! (Love the name Christina Farley since Chris was my favorite actor...LOL)

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  121. Oh I love the cover of that Ice Dogs book you won. Conrats!

    shahwharton.com

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  122. I missed your blitz day! Hope you're having a lovely post-blog blitz week!

    Deniz (One of Nicole's Mighty Minions for the AtoZ!)

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