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Monday, August 01, 2011

FF: Demon at the Crossroad by Jenn Bennett

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I’m super excited to finally share with you the first story of the Fantastic Fables event! Jenn Bennett is blessing us with an amazing Crossroad demon story, a fable which I adore, particularly because of it’s rendition in the TV show, Supernatural. I really like Jenn’s take on it, and I hope you will to! Also, stick around for a giveaway at the end of the post!

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Striking a bargain with the devil where two roads converge is a common story repeated in folklore around the world. The person entering into the Faustian pact usually wants to master a skill—guitar playing (like the legend of Mississippi bluesman, Robert Johnson), gambling with cards or dice, singing . . . politics, even. They are so desperate for fame or success, forfeiture orobert-johnson02f their soul seems a fair price.

The protagonist of my urban fantasy series, Arcadia Bell, is a ceremonial magician. She grew up in a family of occultists and studied magic from an early age. Though she’s young (twenty-five) she’s got more power than her peers, and she’s quite comfortable dealing with demons. Whether summoned from the Æthyr—clawed, horned, and tailed—or just common, everyday demon spirits inhabiting human bodies like the Earthbounds that patronize her tiki bar on the coast of California, she knows that the key to dealing with any demon is careful negotiation.

But what if Arcadia owned a blues nightclub, say, in 1940s Memphis? And what if the hero of my series, Lon Butler, wasn’t an Earthbound demon, but the devil himself? Would Arcadia be able to negotiate for her own soul?

Devil at the Crossroads . . . Nightclub

Arcadia sat alone in a booth, staring at handwritten lines of accounting numbers in the bar’s ledger and wondering how they could afford to remain open after rent came due at the beginning of the month.

She’d inherited the down-and-out venue after her father died in the spring, but after a string of incidents that could only be described as bad luck—beginning with a kitchen fire, and ending most recently with a temporary revocation of the club’s liquor license for several weeks—profits had decreased dramatically. After midnight, the bar might as well be a deserted ghost town saloon, miles away from the lively juke joint that her father had built with the sweat and tears of his lost youth.
Things were no longer jumping at the Crossroads, and Arcadia was out of ideas to improve business. Something drastic had to be done.

“I would give anything to make this nightclub a success again,” she said to no one in particular as the guitarist on stage played the ending chord to the last song in his downbeat set. A few hushed conversations floated through the now-quiet room, punctuated by the occasional ding of glassware and heavy, dull footsteps shuffling out the front door.

A shadow fell across her ledger book. She glanced up to see a man sliding into the seat across from her. A stranger . . . a very *strange* stranger. He was dressed casually, and his honey-colored hair was too long. A thin mustache trailed around his mouth and matched an arrow of hair below the center of his bottom lip. All of this would have been enough to make Arcadia question the man’s respectability, but the golden halo of light floating around his head sealed the deal.

The stranger wasn’t human.

“Good evening, Miss Bell.”

On instinct, Arcadia scooted back and flattened against her seat while staring at the man . . . demon—whatever he was. She certainly hadn’t summoned him. How could a demon just walk into her nightclub, uninvited? Uninvited, unsummoned, and moving about freely without the restraint of proper magical binding sigils?

He fumbled in his jacket pocket for a cigarette. “You called me here, of course,” he said, as if he read her thoughts. “I believe you just stated that you’d do anything to make this club a success.”
“And you just appeared to grant my wish?”

“The Crossroads Nightclub isn’t an arbitrary name. It’s located at a crossroad, and it is midnight . . .” His shoulders lifted in a lazy shrug, then fell as he placed a cigarette between his lips and flicked a silver lighter.

Arcadia nervously glanced at moon-like face of the large clock hanging above the bar. Midnight. Damn.

Her gaze darted back to the creature in front of her, disbelief creasing her brow. “You’re telling me that you are the Devil himself?” She noted the fine crows-feet lines that gathered at the corners of his eyes, and the dark circles cradling below. The devil was in his forties?

“A devil,” he corrected. “We are many.” He blew out a column of white smoke. “You called. I came. If you don’t want my help, I’ll leave. Make up your mind.”

Arcadia crossed her arms and quickly scanned the nightclub. Had anyone seen him walk inside? It didn’t appear so. The band was busy packing up their instruments while a few couples lingered at dark tables across the room; the bartenders were cleaning up for the night.

This was an interesting situation. She’d summoned lesser creatures for measly crumbs of questionable information; if this man—devil—could come and go at his leisure, perhaps he was higher up on the food chain. Maybe he could be useful. She had little to lose, after all.

“You can make this club successful?” she asked. “And by successful, specifically, I mean bring in enough profits to cover ALL business expenses, including salaries, rent, maintenance, stock, supplies, musician fees, licenses—”

“There’s no need to provide a detailed list,” he said dismissively.

“This isn’t my first negotiation,” she countered, ripping out one of the back ledger pages and uncapping a fountain pen. “Let me make a list. What’s your name, by the way?”

“Lon.”

“Lon? That doesn’t sound very devilish to me.”

He narrowed green eyes at her in irritation.

“Fine, Lon. Hold your horses. This will only take a second.” She scribbled madly, creating a lengthy list that covered the front and back of the ripped ledger page, occasionally clicking the metal end of the pen against her front tooth as she thought. When she was satisfied with the list, she slid it across the table and waited.

He leaned closer to the page and moved it toward the warm yellow glow of the booth lamp, grunting complaints under his breath. He was rather handsome for an older devil; most of the demons she summoned looked younger, but they were usually covered in scales. This one was different.

He looked up at her and arched a brow, then pushed the paper away. “Yes, fine. All of this.”

“Including the amount of extra weekly cushion of profit at the end of the list?”

He groaned impatiently. “Yes. Do we have a deal?”

“That depends on what you want in return.”

“The usual,” he said, stubbing out his cigarette in a glass ashtray.

She frowned. “I don’t think the success of one small nightclub in Memphis is worth my mortal soul.”
“Probably not,” he agreed.

Arcadia squinted at Lon in surprise. “Alrightly, then. What do you propose? And before you answer, understand that I’m highly opposed to blood sacrifice of any kind.”

He opened his mouth to answer.

She cut him off. “Okay, maybe some alley cats. But I can’t kill them myself—I can only give them to you. Lots and lot of them. You’d be doing me a favor, actually—”

He stared at her for a long moment.

“Fine. You’re the devil—what’s your suggestion?”

Without reserve, his gaze skated across her figure, lingered over her breasts, then flicked back up to her face. A suggestive smile kicked up the corners of his mouth and deepened the hollows of his cheeks.

Arcadia sucked in a quick breath and shook her head. “Oh, no.”

“Oh, yes.”

“But—”

“You’re unmarried,” he pointed out. “And you’re attracted to me.”

“Am not. How would you know, anyway?”

His smile widened. “Deal? I’ll double the profit cushion, and you only have to see me, say, five times a week?”

“Five?” she protested. “How about two?”

“Four plus the doubled profit . . . and I’ll get rid of that streak of hair that’s going gray behind your ears.”

Her hand flew up to cover the skunk spot. “It’s white, not gray, and I like it,” she snapped. When he held up hands in surrender, she sighed heavily. “Okay, three. But nothing weird or kinky, and only if the deal includes the doubled profit. That’s my absolute final offer.”

He studied her for a moment as the bartender announced last calls for drinks. The spotlight over the stage clicked off, shrouding the front of the club in darkness. He toyed with a corner of the ledger for a few seconds, then closed the book, thinking to himself that he would have happily sealed the pact asking for nothing more than a chaste kiss in exchange.

Lon chuckled to himself. The trick, he thought, was making the summoner feel as though they had the upper hand; no matter how smart or experienced, they always agreed to more than they should.
“You drive a hard bargain, Miss Bell,” Lon said after a long moment. “Deal.”

Arcadia smiled and stuck out her hand to shake. The trick, she thought, was making the *devil* feel as if he had the upper hand. No matter how high up on the food chain they were, with a little persuasive negotiation, they always agreed to more than they intended.

*Artwork by Jenn*

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What an awesome Story Jenn! I really liked it and you got me laughing out loud at the end hehe
Now who wouldn’t want to read Kindling the Moon after that?


Meet Arcadia Bell: bartender, renegade magician, fugitive from the law. . . .

Being the spawn of two infamous occultists (and alleged murderers) isn’t easy, but freewheeling magician Arcadia “Cady” Bell knows how to make the best of a crummy situation. After hiding out for seven years, she’s carved an incognito niche for herself slinging drinks at the demon-friendly Tambuku Tiki Lounge.

But she receives an ultimatum when unexpected surveillance footage of her notorious parents surfaces: either prove their innocence or surrender herself. Unfortunately, the only witness to the crimes was an elusive Æthyric demon, and Cady has no idea how to find it. She teams up with Lon Butler, an enigmatic demonologist with a special talent for sexual spells and an arcane library of priceless stolen grimoires. Their research soon escalates into a storm of conflict involving missing police evidence, the decadent Hellfire Club, a ruthless bounty hunter, and a powerful occult society that operates way outside the law. If Cady can’t clear her family name soon, she’ll be forced to sacrifice her own life . . . and no amount of running will save her this time.

Read an excerpt

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giveaway

Well lucky for you… Jenn is offering one (1) three (3) copies of Kindling the Moon to one lucky winner!

**Update – Jenn is so thrilled by your response that she’s adding 2 more copies to giveaway!**

  • To enter, leave a comment letting me know what would you bargain for with a crossroad demon?
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      Ends September 7th, 2011.

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      Jenn Bennett is an award-winning visual artist-turned-urban fantasy author. Born in Germany, she’s lived and traveled extensively throughout Europe, the U.S., and the Far East. She believes rebellion is an under-appreciated art form, has conjured more demons than you’ve had hot lunches, and likes her fairy tales like she likes her coffee: dark. She currently lives near Atlanta with her film-geek husband and two very bad pugs.

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    • Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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      111 People left their mark' :

      1. Oh... I'm a horrible bargainer! If I didn't lose my soul, I'd probably say... financial security :)

        Thanks for the awesome story and giveaway!

        efender1@gmail.com

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      2. I try to avoid bargaining with demons, but I may be tempted by fortune. Fame can take a hike, but fortune I'll take.

        stephanie AT stephaniemloree DOT com

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      3. Hmm... if I managed not to lose my soul, I'd bargain for a long, healthy life :)

        Thanks for the giveaway! I've heard so many great things about this book.

        drakeLa90 at aol dot com

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      4. money to live comfortably for the rest of my life ---- if you could deal with the devil that is ---LOL
        audie@wickerness.com

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      5. It'd have to be fortune! Or perhaps the ability and energy to be a fantastically, J.K. Rowling-esque bestselling author (which would, of course, come with fortune after a little while). But definitely money. I like money!

        jaedia (at) live .co.uk
        Once Upon A Time

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      6. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/jaediasrantpage/status/98047294930288640

        Once Upon A Time

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      7. Oh shucks - that's a hard one! But I'd say to be able to create anything I could envision! Yeah that's a good power haha.
        tlabunski (at) gmail

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      8. and here I go spreading the tweet love!
        http://twitter.com/#!/Pabkins/status/98063793824866304

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      9. What a great fable. I would love to read her book.

        romancebookjunkiesdanielle@yahoo dot com

        http://twitter.com/#!/RBJunkies/status/98064931634692096

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      10. I loved the story and, yes, I'm a fan of Supernatural also.
        I think it's difficult knowing what I would bargain for, but surely, as Sam and Dean, I'll do it for a loved one's life.
        Thanks for the giveaway. I leave my email: chiara_eeub05(a)hotmail(dot)com

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      11. I'd bargin for a long healthy, happy life.

        sgiden at verizon.net

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      12. I'll be honest and say I wouldn't bargain, I would take! Especially if it turned out that this was a demon where you had to outfiddle him or something, because that would be a seriously bad thing for me.

        Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

        Emily
        whatbookisthat at gmail dot com

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      13. In general I'm not sure what would I bargain for,I depends on the situation.
        But right know I'd bargain for an ability to buy books free.:D
        I never have enough money when I go to a bookstore...There are so many good books.

        yvetto94@gmail.com

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      14. I have no idea what I'd bargain with. I don't think you can trust demons so I would be afraid.
        vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

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      15. I'd probably bargain for superpowers. Yes.

        starmetaloak(at)gmail(dot)com

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      16. +1 tweet:
        http://twitter.com/#!/starmetaloak/status/98127758185598976

        starmetaloak(at)gmail(dot)com

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      17. You can't bargain with demons, but if the demon look like Lon, I might think twice about it :)

        jamie.degyansky@gmail.com

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      18. I'd bargain for a healthy life for my family and friends.
        lilazncutie1215[at]yahoo[dot]com

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      19. Right now, I think I'd bargain for more hours in the day. It seems I can never do everything I want to. ;)

        Loved the story, especially the ending. :D

        catarina_romeira at hotmail dot com

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      20. It's hard to bargain with demons-pesky loopholes-but if I had to choose it would be a toss up between exceptional health or the ability to manipulate time. (Although with time travel I'd be able to visit my younger self and convince me to go to the gym more and be less of a chocoholic). Great giveaway.

        mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

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      21. I'd bargain to be cured of Diabetes. If that didn't work it would definitely be free books for my lifetime. I love loosing myself in a story... Demons are tricky fellas though, I'd have to be really sharp that day. I never miss THE SUPERNATURAL. I hope I win!

        glittergirl54(at)ymail(dot)com

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      22. I have heard nothing but praise for this book. Please count me in.

        Jnmt3 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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      23. Hopefully I could outsmart and out think him and not have to sell him my soul! After all we know they are not as smart as us!

        dsadler53 at yahoo dot ca

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      24. That was great, and yes I was laughing at the end of it too! Hmmmm.....I woul most likely be a much better negitiatior (yeah right) and I would have to finagle my own 50 acres in the Rocky Mountains, lush forest, babbling brook and lots of room for my future team of Siberian Huskies to run and play...oh wait how hot was that demon? Yup guess hot enough to do the deal =)

        eyesofblueice(at)gmail(dot)com

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      25. I'm not much of a negotiator, so I'm not sure I'd make a very good deal with a crossroad demon. I'd try to make the best deal I could, without giving much in return, and I'd just want freedom from want - I don't need to be rich, I just don't want to have to struggle, that would be cool.

        Barbed1951 at aol dot com

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      26. I super fail at negotiations. I'd probably lose everything lol

        Vivien
        deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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      27. spread here
        http://www.goodreads.com/event/show/126757-demon-at-the-crossroad-by-jenn-bennett

        Vivien
        deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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      28. I think ... I'd bargain for having ALL my monetary debts erased completely - a fresh start would be priceless.

        I also tweeted, here: http://twitter.com/erinmacmahon/status/98249290794803201

        macmahon.erin [at] gmail.com

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      29. Oops, you wanted the link in a 2nd comment ^_^; sorry, here it is again http://twitter.com/erinmacmahon/status/98249290794803201

        macmahon.erin [at] gmail.com

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      30. I would probably bargain for supernatural powers, and then I could do whatever I wanted.

        icewoman96 at gmail dot com

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      31. What a great story..........so far! I can't wait to read this one! I guess I'd bargain for the ability to know if there really were any type of supernaturals and possibly have an ability....telekenesis, esp, etc.
        I'd love to find out that (like on Supernatural) there really were vampires, demons, etc. out there!
        It would make life more interesting the next time you'd go to the coffee shop and run into a faerie!!
        Theresa
        rtnorman2@gmail.com

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      32. I'd bargain for the power of mind control. But it's so risky to bargain with a demon, so I wouldn't risk it...I think...

        angeldream3[AT]gmail[DOT]com

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      33. I watch Supernatural, so I know better than to even try a bargain.

        acm05atjuno.com

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      34. I would totally outsmart the demon and get away without him taking away anything...hehehehe. Knowin the demon he would totally want my soul though. and I would want mind powers =DDDDD

        Thanks for the giveaway! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this book =DDDDD

        mystifyingparanormalreviews[at]gmail[dot]com

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      35. I also tweeted for an extra entry:
        http://twitter.com/#!/mariya_davis/status/98497692417802240


        mystifyingparanormalreviews[at]gmail[dot]com

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      36. I enjoyed this story.
        I would bargain for eternal life..but what the demon would want in return would be a pretty high price.But I'd risk it.
        elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

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      37. tweet
        http://twitter.com/elaing8/status/98509755022196736

        elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

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      38. Ok, for my terribly shallow self - a financially wealthy immortal (or at least several centuries long) totally healthy and fast healing life. Yep totally selfish.
        linda at gordonvalley dot com

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      40. Hmm, what would I bargain for? Perhaps I would bargain for the wings that I have always felt should be attached to my back. I mean, I suppose if I am going far enough to make a deal with crossroad demon, it might as well be something epic and lifechanging. Unlimited money, while making things easier, would not be enough to lose my soul for.

        twiztidsharkie@aol.com

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      41. I wouldn't bargain with a crossroads demon, because it never ends well.
        marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

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      42. If i will bargain my soul away, than I will ask for ideal man for me.

        +1 tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/soni_sonik/status/98659793438384128

        kapranova.sofija@gmail.com

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      43. I try to stay away from demons, before I bargained I'd a lawyer to make sure they didn't screw up the deal LOL.

        I'd probably bargain for a decent man OR to be a successful author.


        moiraethefates(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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      44. Hmmm, I honestly don't know. Plus, I'm pretty sure I couldn't bargin with my soul.....I think I sold that last week for a tripe choc brownie ;)

        Love the story--awesome!

        rachybee101@live.com.au

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      45. Really awesome guest post! Thank you for sharing!

        *please do not include me in giveaway*

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      46. I'd bargain for fortune and a nice car :)

        tasnim-sheikh(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

        OLD GFC follower - Taz

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      47. I have absolutely no artistic talent, but the one thing I've always wanted was to be a great singer. I might be willing to bargain for that. Even if I lost my soul at the end, it would be a fun ride.

        jen at delux dot com

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      48. I would bargain for the guaranteed protection of myself and all my loved ones...given I can add to my loved ones list anytime in the future. Protection would also include NOT exchanging my soul ever. I'd want that loophole covered.

        Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

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      49. i'm not very good at bargaining,but if i had to it would probably be to protect my loved ones because only that would be worth risking my soul.

        i tweeted-http://twitter.com/#!/justjanhvi/status/99896032057491456

        GFC-Janhvi Jagtap

        justjanhvi at gmail dot com

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      50. I am a little afraid to make a deal with a demon but I would say financial security.

        vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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      51. Assumming that I would be in such a high dispair to make a deal with demon, I would offer a part of my inner feelings: Hope!

        oathsworn75[at]googlemail[dot]com

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      52. It would be hard to say what I would bargan for, maybe all the books I could ever imagine and want. My husband gives me a look when I start making a list of what I want to buy for the month and I never have enough money for everthing I want. This seems like a great series to add to the ever growing TBR list. Thanks for the giveaway maybe I'll win.

        rachaelmccully@yahoo.com

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      53. the only bargain i would strike is safety and financial security for my family:)
        This series looks unique and I like the covers.

        Heather Powers
        earthsbooknook at gmail dot com

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      54. https://twitter.com/#!/earthwindwalker/statuses/100307346105974785

        Twittered about this giveaway:)

        Heather Powers
        earthsbooknook at gmail dot com

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      55. I would try to avoid bargaining with demons! I would make sure my family would be safe! This sounds so good loved what I read thanks for sharing!
        Great giveaway thank you for the chance!
        tishajean@ charter.net

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      56. Tweeted too
        http://twitter.com/#!/latishajean/status/100387074200453123
        tishajean@ charter.net

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      57. Lon the devil? Sounds like someone from the IRS. Although that would explain tax law. Does he also have a hand in the DMV? Darn you lon!

        brittanynoelle at gmail dot com

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      58. Let's hope I have enough time & wit to gasp out something before the demon kills me!

        But I bet I'd be the type who freezes up & the question hypothetical or otherwise, becomes moot. :)

        thumbelinda03@yahoo.com

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      59. I Tweeted!

        http://twitter.com/#!/lesleyboogie/status/101151976364064768

        Thanks again for the giveaway!

        drakeLa90 at aol dot com

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      60. If I had to bargain with devil (and I wouldn't normally consider doing that) I would probably bargain for a faster reading ability, because there are so many great books out there and I just can't seem to read fast enough to read all the books I want to read.

        Thanks for the great giveaway:)

        Sarah
        sarah.setar@gmail.com

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      61. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/SweetNSensible/status/102311266831446016

        sarah.setar@gmail.com

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      62. I wouldn't wanna bargain with a demon at all! But I want a shot at that Kindling The Moon copy... so, I'll give this one a go... would probably want the ability to make everybody and everything obey me... so let's try this one.... "make me win this contest" ... is it working yet?

        Cherry Mischievous
        cherrymischif-darkward [at] yahoo [dot] com

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      63. Twitted about your contest at: http://twitter.com/#!/cherrymischivus/status/102376634648240128

        Cherry Mischievous
        cherrymischif-darkward [at] yahoo [dot] com

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      64. I guess I'd bargain for a long, happy life for myself and loved ones.

        Poisnivyred AT gmail.com

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      65. Wow. I am sure I would bargain with a demon. But if I did I would choose the item and my words wisely.

        truebloodfan AT rock.com

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      66. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Vamper_Fan/status/102539127748165632

        truebloodfan AT rock.com

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      67. Hmm,I don't know if I want to bargain with a devil, but if I did, I want to bargain for him to granted one of my wish, to make me rich so I can buy so many book I want and build me a huge bookshelves! :D

        GFC follower : Ren
        sawamura_foxman AT yahoo DOT com

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      68. I tweeted : http://twitter.com/#!/r3n87/status/102737254853783553

        sawamura_foxman AT yahoo DOT com

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      69. Oh gosh, I don't bargain well. Thats why I read to live through the books. ;)

        Jennifer K Jovus
        kjovus at gmail dot com

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      70. I have your contest button on my sidebar at kjovus.blogpsot.com
        Jen
        kjovus at gmail dot com

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      71. Thanks for hosting this review and giveaway! This book is going on my wish list it sound like an awesome read, I would love to win it.
        About your question, I dont bargain well, so I will most likely end up giving much more than I inteded when I have to bargain with a crossroad demon. I would most likely do it though, for the health and safety of my family.

        sarie101 at webmail dot co dot za

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      72. Yay!! Go Supernatural Go!
        The only thing i'd do it is for someone's life, who i Love 'cause theres no time, when those demons doesn't want your soul in exchange and this is the only thing what's worth it!
        Thanks!

        rea0903(at)gmail(dot)com

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      73. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/andreana92/status/103130142141972482

        rea0903(at)gmail(dot)com

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      74. thank you Jenn for offering a copy of your book and thank you Tynga for hosting the giveaway :D

        kairiokayasu at hotmail dot com

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      75. I guess I would bargain for the health and safety of my loved ones. Thank you for the giveaway!

        sab5723 at hotmail dot com

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      76. I'm another terrible barginer. There is so many things one could ask for sigh. If I had to choose one thing I think it would be the ability to understand and communicate with animals.

        emmad(at)xtradotco.nz

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      77. Good health and money :)
        flanagan@mebtel.net

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      78. tweeted
        http://twitter.com/#!/lilblupixie

        flanagan@mebtel.net

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      79. I'd probably bargain for a good paying/steady job lol! Out smart him just a little. ;) Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway! (:

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      80. It really depends on how sexy the demon is on what I'd bargain for...my fantasy right? Book sounds awesome!
        Viajeradelmar @aol.com

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      81. The health and happiness of my daughters.

        mmafsmith at gmail dot com

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      82. Tweet:

        http://twitter.com/#!/Maria_Smith_76/status/103533982225940480

        mmafsmith at gmail dot com

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      83. If I was bargaining with a demon I would bargain for security: financial and otherwise.

        jlynettes @ hotmail . com

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      84. I would try to avoid bargaining with demons! I would be to frightened for that...
        tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/JanaRathouska/status/104470045194850304
        Thank you so much for the chance to win♥
        Rathouska(dot)jana(at)gmail(dot)com

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      85. What would I bargain for with a crossroads demon? Nothing! You cannot trust a demon and they can twist what you or they say so easily. I wouldnt be thinking clearly if I was talking to demon, I would leave things unsaid. I know I would mess up. So its best that I dont even try anything.

        LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

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      86. My Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/LadyVampire2u/status/104870575796789248

        LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

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      87. I'd bargain for immortality ;)

        great giveaway and thanks for making it international!

        tasnim-sheikh(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

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      88. Nothing! I'd probably lost more than I expected, so I think I'd better bargain nothing.

        Thanks for the international chance!

        kasumigogo[at]gmail[dot]com

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      89. I'm a big Supernatural fan so I will follow Sam & Dean's advise and not deal for anything! It can only blow in my face lol

        Thx for the giveaway!

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      90. i dont think i could trade for anything its not a good idea
        but love the chance to win
        jenny

        madsheepno1@yahoo.co.uk

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      91. I would love to bargain with Lon-the-Devil. ;) I would bargain for actually good physical health, free from pain and chronic illness until I'm old and die. I would also try to throw in "freedom from procrastination." I'm pretty sure that I could accomplish a lot on my own if I could fix both of those things!

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      92. Forgot to leave my e-mail address!

        zorana . dragonkyn at gmail . com

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      93. I would be too chicken to bargain (lol) because I know the price would be too difficult to pay.

        miss.smileygirlie@gmail.com

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      94. *ponders her thoughts* hmmm what would i bargain for??? well i would want my own personal island... why not ask for the most!!

        xander_316(at)hotmail(dot)com

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      95. tweet :

        http://twitter.com/#!/xander_316/status/106544793663971328

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      96. I'd go with happiness.

        lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

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      97. This sounds like an awesome read! Hmmm don't think I'd be bargaining with a demon that usually doesn't seem to turn out to well in stories/shows... lol although would be so fun to get paid for reading and an unlimited supply of books :D!

        pams00 @ aol.com

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      98. tweeted - https://twitter.com/#!/pams00/status/107643101933350912

        pams00 @ aol.com

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      99. I don't know what I would bargain for so to be on the safe side, I guess I'll choose not to bargain for anything at all...

        chibipooh(at)gmail(dot)com

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      100. I am horrible at bargaining but probably a happy and healthy life :)
        vivianmah(AT)hotmail.com

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      101. I think I would bargain for happiness.

        little lamb lst at yahoo dot com

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      102. Hmmm... That's a hard one. I think I'd bargain for books. Many many books. All the books I could want. For the rest of my life. Or, you know, having a Dean Winchester in my life wouldn't be so bad. Or for something more noble like a loved one's health or happiness. Yeah, definitely.

        +1 Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/eyelashwishes/status/109037358917238784

        debs_diggory[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]br

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      103. I'd bargain for an unlimited supply of e-books for my Nook :-) Thanks for the giveaway!

        smaccall AT comcast.net

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      104. Maybe a boon or a tithe of some hot steamy nights in the candle lit dark???

        Good reading ~ Escape by Fiction

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      105. I dont think Im that great at bargaining. I would probably lose whatever it was so would try to avoid the possibility at all costs.

        bacchus76 at myself dot com

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      106. tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/DonnaS1/status/110206068667326464

        bacchus76 at myself dot com

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      107. I have no idea, the truth is I don't want to bargain anything with a demon. Maybe if someone where I love is very ill I think I would made bargain for a healthy life.
        Thanks for the giveaway!

        artgiote at gmail dot com

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      108. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/artdem83/status/110419167991173121

        artgiote at gmail dot com

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      109. Hummmm

        I suppose I'd bargain for the cunning and luck to see my way out of any situation I got myself into. That could be incredibly handy, practical and super fun if, say, I went skydiving and my parachute failed. I would love to spontaneously design an anti-grav machine powered by nylon string.

        :)

        catlauria@yahoo.com

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      110. I'm not really good at trades..but a way to cheat death,see the future,healing powers,teleport and pass on my powers would be epic!

        GFC: kimyunalesca
        kimyunalesca(at)yahoo(dot)com

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      111. I think I'd bargain for good luck, I could amke the most of that in every situation ;-)

        Thank youo for the fantastic giveaway!

        stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

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