"In these pages many mysteries are hinted at.
What if you come to understand one of them?"

"Words let water from an unseen, infinite ocean
Come into this place as energy for the dying and even the dead."

"Bored onlookers, but with such Light in our eyes!
As we read this book, the jewel-lights intensify."

- Rumi

Friday, October 21, 2011

Blog Tour De Force


Welcome to Blog Tour de Force Masquerade!  I hope you’re having fun because I surely am.

I’ve taken over Todd’s blog! 
Yep, that’s right.  It’s mine for the day.  I think I'll settle in with a good book and let you guess who I am.  Take your time, I have all day.

Want to know what I’m reading, with my feet up, chillin’ on Todd’s blog?  Well, I would have read First Chosen, but I read that weeks ago.  Absolutely A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.  I read his reviews for this book.  Have you?


And some older reviews:

You guys lucked out with him joining this tour.  You’re so lucky that he’s giving away a FREE eBook to every person who comments to this post. And sends me wine.

Ok, ok, I lied about the wine part.  But seriously, he is giving away some other free stuff too.  A proof copy of the print version of his novel First Chosen along with a special book from his storytelling cape or cloak from Renaissance Faires.  I hear both are pretty rare!


Plus, every guess automatically enters you in the drawing to win a free Kindle.  After this tour, you are definitely going to need it.

Bottles of red wine sent to me get you extra entries.

Okay, I’m lying again. 
But you know, a girl can never have enough wine.  Oops, did I give away who I am?  Person! I meant to say person can never have enough wine. #oops

Where was I? Oh yeah, kicked back with Stevie (that’s a hint) reading Elena Gray’s Widow Maker. This book is CRAZY GOOD! And it’s not the only incredible book on this tour.  After this, I’m hopping back on the Ann Charles bandwagon.  I hear we’re going through Deadwood again.

Have I given you enough hints?  No? Come on, I can’t tell you everything about me.  Okay, just a few more.  Did you know that I’m a sucker for love?  I’m not really into scary…seriously, I’m not.  I know I know, it’s close to Halloween and this is Masquerade…I can’t help it.  I live love scenes, hot guys who make beautiful music, and always come through in the end.

Nothing scary about that.

Hmmm, what else? 

Music! Can’t forget that! As much as I love Stevie, I don’t go anywhere withoutmy iPod.  Anywhere!  “The Black One” is probably the mostimportant accessory I carry.  Without it, nothing would ever get written. And that’s enough for you.  No more hints.  Start posting so you can get First Chosen for FREE. (just one more hint, FREE is my favorite word)

And don’t forget to leave your email address.  Leave it like this so the SPAMBOTS don’t get ya : haha at trickedyou dot com

Well, I gotta go before Todd gets back.  I hope he doesn’t mind the chocolate cookie crumbs and coffee stain I left on his blog.

See ya!


132 comments:

  1. If you do happen to get any of that wine, would you mind bringing it over to Elena Gray's blog and sharing? Commenters have been taunting me with offers of alcohol and even #chocolate but none have come through for me...

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  2. I will guess Amber Scott has abducted this blog. First Chosen was a very cool book and it would be awesome to have a unique copy and a super unique bookmark.

    bookblogger.indie at gmail dot com

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  3. Hi there,

    I featured you on my blog post today, trying to help get the word out for you. I posted it on Pinky's Pub facebook page too and will post on Smashwords facebook page a little later today. I don't want it getting buried in the posts there by posting this early.

    I am going to guess that it's Belinda Boring behind the mask. Wild guess, but a guess, lol.

    Thanks for the fun and the fabulous book!

    pinkmaiden821(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. I have no official guess just yet. I need to do a little digging and see if I can figure something out.

    Excited about the book tho!

    Stephanie O.
    ladybug07999[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  5. hi Todd! it's either Amber or Belinda masquerading as you. Amber more likely. c",)

    making a guess and here's looking forward to receiving a copy of your book! thank you very much.

    aobibliophile(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. Hey, person trapped at Elena's blog, I will definitely share the wine. Maybe the two of us can convince Todd's guests of the importance of sending wine!

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  7. Well, this may be a really wild guess, but I am going to guess that M. Todd Gallowglas is masquerading as himself. I'm running out of people! However, I may have to change my mind later. I checked out the "First Chosen" preview on Amazon. It sounds great and I can't wait to read it.
    egstanley@gmail.com

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  8. @Pinky
    Good guess and I'm sure Todd is excited about the feature.

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  9. I don't know, something tells me this might be Jackie Chanel.
    ~angela.citylove@gmail.com

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  10. Aww, aobibliophile, great guesses! Being mistaken for Amber was on my bucket list

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  11. Haha Elizabeth! Good guess! That's a cool idea but I don't know if Todd likes wine as much as me :)

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  12. I'm going for Jackie Chanel This book sounds great, count me in.
    lvs2dv at gmail dot com

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  13. @Angela I don't know about that. I heard a rumor that Jackie Chanel is knee-deep in edits right now. No one has seen her for days.

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  14. lol Bummer about the wine eh?

    :)

    Jess
    romanceaholic at gmail dot com

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  15. Not sure who this one is but would love a copy of First Chosen
    Thanks
    Candy
    dragonfly1976 at gmail dot com

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  16. Yes, Jess, it truly is. *shakes head sadly*

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  17. My guess is it's Amber Scott incognito here today....but I could be wrong, of course.

    Anyway, I would love to read your book First Chosen Todd! Thanks so much!
    Lauriej170 at gmail dot com

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  18. Candy, I'll make sure you get a copy

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  19. My guess is Amber Scott! This is the first time I think I may actually be right, but with my luck, I'm still probably wrong. Oh well! This book sounds great; can't wait to read it!

    Jordan
    jbfinch89 at gmail dot com

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  20. Thanks for the giveaway!

    jguldy at yahoo dot com

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  21. Is this Amber Scott? Can't wait to read First Chosen.
    sherry AT sherry-roberts dot com

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  22. Not sure who this guest author is but I'm excited to read the book. Thanks!!!

    allyreads81 at gmail dot com

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  23. Jorday, thanks for the compliment!

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  24. Hey Anonymous, you stole my name!

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  25. Allyson, none of us are sure who I am, include me at times.

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  26. Amber Scott? edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

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  27. How about Ann.
    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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  28. I'm guessing Amber Scott.

    This is so much fun. I can't wait to read your book! Thanks :)
    tweezle(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. Oh wow! Mistaken for Ann Charles and Amber Scott...my bucket list is almost complete!

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  30. I was going to guess Amber Scott?? but now I am not sure. Can't wait to read your book

    ams06189@yahoo.com

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  31. Here's your wine, beautiful lady (If you are indeed a lady - you could be fooling everyone and I'm flirting up a guy) -.0

    http://youtu.be/7GMD9DvztVs

    great post ;-)

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  32. My guess, Amber Scott. Am I right? Thank you for this awesome giveaway. My email pringpringles(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  33. I going to say Amber Scott.

    divavixenqueen(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  34. I am going to guess it's Rachel guest hosting the blog today. I would love to have a copy of the ebook and ecstatic to have a hard copy of the book. Thanks for the opportunity!

    ladymargaretrose@yahoo.com

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  35. Too much confusion this week....*rubs temples*

    Um, I'm gonna guess Ann.

    Saph
    saphsbookblog at gmail dot com

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  36. I think I've already guessed that Belinda was visiting elsewhere so I'll guess it's Amber Scott here. Just a shot in the dark though. Can't wait to read this book (and the others!).
    itsyournovel@hotmaildot com

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  37. Wine is a must! Hard cider, too! Love the post and the tour. So much fun and so many awesome books.

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  38. Lacey is my guess. thanks for the books. Sorry never bought wine and wont in the future. But I could wine some. rhonda rlrlaney@yahoo.com
    http://readalot-rhonda1111.blogspot.com/

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  39. Hmm, who would love wine and chocolate? Okay just about every woman. So I'll guess Amber Scott.

    Thanks for the giveaway and Todd's book looks so interesting.

    Siobhan
    nevadafox at gmail dot com

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  40. I like to visit each blog just to confuse everyone.

    I do love me some wine. (ya know, when I'm not having a martini).

    Wow, y'all must think I'm a lush. Hey, I have small children. You'd drink, too.

    At least the work is #somewhatcoherent.

    #teehee

    Have fun, peoples.

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  41. I have no idea who the guest is. Thank you for doing this and I look forward to reading your book.

    hnwhitlock2000 at gmail dot com

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  42. Marsha! I don't think I'm as snarky as Rachel but I do try.

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  43. Just finished another book from the tour. It's still a little too early for wine, so I'll just have another cup of coffee. What gets coffee out of a blog?

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  44. You guys are doing a bang up job with your guesses and Ann and Rachel stopped in to say hi! Cool :)

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  45. Great post. This has been a fun week. Look forward to reading your book. Thanks.
    kenla.lord at gmail dot com

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  46. I am going to guess that the mystery blogger is Ann Charles. Todd, thank you in advance for First Chosen.
    cmhswi at yahoo dot com

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  47. I am going with Ann Charles for this one:-)
    .. Ready to read this book... Sounds great!
    Soccerma3@gmail.com
    Lindsey

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  48. I don't know guys. Last time I checked, Ann was over on Jackie Chanel's blog mixing margaritas. But keep the guesses coming.

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  49. So...I'm being swayed by popular opinion...and my mouse is sulking. I guess Amber Scott... I guess I need a do over of the whole Masquerade!

    Thanks for the fun and the freebies!

    Quinn

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  50. Yes, I think Amber might be lurking here trying to fool everyone. Then again, it's done so well, it could be one of the other ten authors! #Doh
    :)
    pmccallum99 (at) yahoo.com

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  51. This is so fun. I love being here on Todd's blog. It's so different from mine. I could go to sleep here.

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  52. I also think it's Amber because I'm reading Irish Moon as we speak so I know she loves romance and hot men, and since I got this book for free from her, I also know she likes to give away free ebooks! I hope I'm right:)
    I am also excited to read Todd's book, so this is a win-win all the way for me!
    jwitt33 at live dot com

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  53. I'm going to guess that this is Jackie Chanel all snuggled up in this blog. Lemme just refill your wine glass for you!

    melorabrock {at} gmail {dot} com

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  54. I'm having so much fun, so many books! You gotta love Blog Tour de Force!

    I believe I can see Amber writing that...

    readingromances.contactATgmailDOTcom

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  55. I'm guessing Rachel? No? Never mind, I'm having a fun time. Thanks!

    tamsyn5@yahoo.com

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  56. I am guessing Jackie Chanel...mostly because of her book cover from the main blog hop site =p
    phaedracamille@gmail.com

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  57. Wow! And I say again, WOW! Thanks everyone for stopping by!

    @pinky - thanks for the feature on your site.

    @Anonymous - I'm not much of a wine guy. I'm more of a Single Malt Scotch man, 15 years or older is my preference.

    @everyone - I'll start sending out links to ~First Chosen~ soon. Please be patient; there's a lot more of you than I expected! Not that I'm complaining at all, just awed!

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  58. Hmmm I'm going to guess Amber, too!

    This book looks fascinating. My email is emilyannward at yahoo dot com. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  59. Amber Scott?

    meghan.guarnieri@gmail.com

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  60. I'm running out of people I know... um... Ann? Is that you?

    reikibirth at gmail dot com

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  61. I'm going for Amber Scott. This book sounds great, count me in.
    darksiry(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. No idea who this is. Like this tour and want to read your book.

    Alan
    wd9irv@aol.com

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  63. Does anybody get that wine? I'm absolutely loving this tour and really looking forward to the book!

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  64. @Marlene - give me your email so I can send you the link.

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  65. Ann, Amber, Rachel...all great guesses, but I will not confirm nor deny anything until there is a case of wine at my door...or until Monday. Whichever comes first

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  66. I'm going to guess Ann Charles, just because I haven't guessed her before. I'm so bad at this. At least I'm great at reading, can't wait to check out First Chosen. ~ 1crazycalioc (at) gmail (dot) com

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  67. I'm going to say it's Amber Scott, very much a guess though. I'm lovin' the sound of this book and greatly appreciate you giving it away for free.

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

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  69. Hi. I'm going to guess Jackie Chanel. Thanks for doing this.

    Sonya
    sidonie DOT wa AT netzero DOT net

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  70. Did you guys see that movie Don't Say a Word? I'm totally inspired by Brittany Murphy's character

    "I'll never tell"

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  71. I am going to guess Jackie Chanel. Looking forward to reading the book.

    pefrw(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  72. Rachel, the book is incredible. You're going to love it

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  73. I'm with everyone else guessing Amber Scott.
    Would love this book:)

    Heather Powers
    earthsbook at gmail dot com

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  74. All my previous guess is totally wrong so I'm not going to guess here.
    The tour is amazing and thank you very much!

    artgiote at gmail dot com

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  75. I'm really bad at this but will guess Amber Scott!
    Amazing tour so much fun thank you!
    tishajean@ charter.net

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  76. Hey, someone from Jackie Chanel's blog slipped me a bottle of wine. Now I can really have some fun here.

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  77. Even bad guesses get you a copy of Todd's book. I'll think I'll start it again. *stretches out on my recliner*

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  78. While I'm completely at a loss as to who to guess for this post, I'm highly entertained. Also definitely interested in reading First Chosen. Thanks :)

    rlconnolly [at] gmail.com

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  79. I think I'll go with Belinda this time since I haven't guessed her before. christygibbon at juno dot com

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  80. Good post, you'll are sly. Im not good at guessing. Thank you for the e book
    elliott2668 at yahoo dot com

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  81. This is a good post as well. I'm going to guess Amber Scott for the first time. I however do not like wine at all. Thanks for the ebook giveaway

    Tasha

    natasha.strong@gmail.com

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  82. I'm thinking Ann Charles... ummm what type of wine would you like? All I need is your name to put on the shipping label ;)

    Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

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  83. @Rosie Glad you're entertained. This is fun.

    @Anonymous Pleased to meet you. I'm anonymous too. Are you a scorpio? Were we separated at birth?

    @John Sometimes I'm not sure who I am either

    @ Temperance Is your eye pink? That's...interesting

    @InlovewithTwilight Holy Cow, have you seen the Breaking Dawn trailer. Maybe you can read First Chosen while you're waiting in line. Nov 18th baby!

    @Krysykat don't worry, my UPS guy & Fedex guy know the address when they see it. :)

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  84. I'm torn between Amber Scott and Belinda Boring but I'm going to go with Belinda. This is not as easy as I thought it'd be!

    romancingthedarkside at gmail dot com

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  85. I am guessing Belinda Boring. I am torn between she and Amber Scott like the above poster but am going with Belinda. Oh, I need some of that wine!

    sagemoon_cottage@yahoo dot com

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  86. I have no clue, but I would love a copy of First Chosen.

    The big reveal is going to be so much fun.

    dreamsgate at centurylink dot net

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  87. Hmm...I'm going to guess the mystery blogger is Vicki Keire. I hope I 'm right!
    Can 't wait to read your book!
    Thanks,
    Laura G.

    cardinoles@gmail.com

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  88. I'm really not very good at guessing at all... but might as well try. My guess at the identity of this guest blogger would be Amber Scott.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    chibipooh(at)gmail(dot)com

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  89. I may have already guessed this author once but I think this is Jackie Chanel.

    beckerjo at verizon dot net

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  90. I'm guessing it's Jackie :-) Thanks!

    smaccall AT comcast.net

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  91. Hi, Mystery Guest:
    I don't know who you, but I'm excited to read this book - I do know that...
    MJB
    msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com

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  92. Can I have my blog back??? Pretty please? I Fedexed you a case of wine. The guys said they knew the address.

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  93. But I like it here, Todd. It's comfy

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  94. @Bookwyrm Jackie is a good guess BUT I heard that she was wrecking havoc somewhere else. Might be a rumor, might not...I'll never tell. Well, I'll tell you Monday.

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  95. @msmjb65 Hi to you too. I'm excited that you're excited :)

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  96. @JoAnna Guess again. 3rd times a charm

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  97. Hey Lori @ Romancing the Darkside How does one romance the darkside exactly? I may need some tips

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  98. Ardee, help yourself. Todd sent me a whole case.

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  99. I will guess Amber!

    ennapenglin(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  100. I am in despair! Here I was having a jolly time at the Masquerade and finely guessing the true identity of the mystery blog takeroverer! Ha! - and then my guess crumbles into dust as I realize it cannot be Ann Charles and once again I realized I am among the clueless, no superiority to lord over all, no bragging rights to my great intellectual achievement realizing I will therefore once again have to resort to bribery. So mystery takeroverer, just fill out the form and leave your name and address and I will happily forward the best bottle of red available at my corner 7-11 direct to your door. Not falling for it huh, well I will make another guess are you Lacy Weatherford? If not I will still be drinking a steaming cuppa with a splash of Irish cream in your honor and toasting you with a baby Snickers for the fun you have provided me this evening and to Todd, thank you so much for participating in this fun Masquerade and for your incredible generosity in sharing First Chosen with us. I look forward benefiting from you kindness with the reading of what sounds like a very good book.

    dz59001[at]gmal[dot]com

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  101. Spooky Cover. Would love to read this one.

    readingrat@yahoo.com

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  102. I'm guessing Jackie. Can't wait to read First Chosen! Thanks for the chance at the kindle and the book. bevsharp@desch.org

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  103. I'm guessing Amber but I think I've already guessed here oh well maybe I'll be right this time:)

    ticklebear2 at yahoo dot com

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  104. My guess is Amber, since I know she loves wine very much. Although it could be Rachel cos I also know she likes martini's. But I think I'll stick with Amber.


    Looking forward to reading First Chosen. GL with the tour everyone!



    LizzieBeth1095@sbcglobal.net

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  105. Maybe its Maxwell ... hmmm lol thanks for the giveaway !

    kat

    kittee_cat@bigpond.com

    Look forward to reading your book

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  106. I'm going to guess Amber Scott. Thanks so much.

    mynextchapter at annenowlin dot com

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  107. I am guessing Lacey

    kkellijo@yahoo.com

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  108. Hi i am posting anymous cause google and i are fighting lol. I am guessing it is Jackie Chanel
    i am not sure though but hey if it is you we are both born in Nov except on the 6th i will be the big 55 and you live in Atlanta and i live about 100 miles from savannah. talking about close. Thanks for the give away everyone. Joannie jscddmj[at]aol[dot]com

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  109. I'll guess Lacey, not sure why , but I'm running out of options!

    eden.baylee@rogers.com

    Good luck with your book!

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  110. Hey people think I'm a guy! Well, my fridge certainly resembles a bachelor pad so maybe I am. Hmmm

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  111. Hey Anonymous, Google and I got in a fight once. I won.

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  112. I'm guessing this is Amber Scott and I'd love to read Todd's book:)

    Sarah

    sarah.setar@gmail.com

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  113. My guess is Elena Gray! jesilea@charter.net

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  114. My guess is Amber Scott?
    thanks for the great hop!

    iarvd@yahoo.com

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  115. I think “Amber Scott” is the Masked Blogger!
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

    sweety225@rocketmail.com

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  117. Thanks for the chance for a awesome free book! I am new to the tour so I don't even have a guess as to the masked blogger, sorry :(

    bsburn@emailgarden.com

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  118. Sarah, hope you had fun and Todd's book in on the way

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  119. Jesi, Elena does like dark places, doesn't she? Check back on Monday for the Big Reveal

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  120. Amanda, Sweety...did you guys copy off of each other's papers in class too?

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  121. BSburn, not even one little guess? Oh man, well at least you get a copy of First Chosen. Thanks for joining us

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  122. I just realized that I need to change my guess somewhere back there! I think this is Jackie!
    viajeradelmar@aol.com

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  123. my guess is Belinda Boring

    thehomemadeway@gmail.com (i'm not too worried about the spambots. i'll zap them! lol)

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  124. Okay, I read all the blogs and I think I got at least a few of the "maskateers" figured out. Can I put 12 posts on each blog for each author to have my bases covered??? :P LOL :) Crossing my fingers for the Kindle, so I can share it with my neice!

    I love the Blog Tour de Force!! This is the 4th I've participated in. I'm on a very limited income, so this is a great way to get some free books and I've discovered some great new authors I didn't know before!! Looking forward to discovering more authors through this Tour!

    Well - here goes: My "maskateer" guess is Jackie Chanel
    Can't wait to read all these wonderful books!!

    missyebookmail [at] mediacombb [dot] net

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  125. Im going to guess Amber

    Complete shot in the dark though.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  126. @Nikki, thanks for playing. Check back on Monday to see if you were right

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  127. @The Homemade Way Zapping Spambots? What's your weapon of choice?

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  128. @Missy We're so glad to have readers like you. To reward your loyalty, I'll tell you who I am on Monday :)

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  129. @Donna, sometimes shots in the dark work. I'll let you know in 18 hours if you were a hit or miss

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  130. I'm going to have to go with Amber Scott. I'm certainly not sure, though...

    Either way, this book is AMAZING.

    terrydownward @ gmail dot com

    Terry

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  131. I am new to all this was referred via Pinky's blog! So I have to idea who is behind the mask! But I can't wait to know everyone and read this book!

    montoyahankey @ yahoo dot come

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