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Monday, August 22, 2011

FF: Red Riding Hood by Shannon Delany

** Today on Dark Faerie Tales read Kate Pearce’s take on the Three Bears fable and you could win a complete set of her series! **

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Jessie Gillmansen is a small town girl with a big imagination and even bigger problems when a family of Russian-Americans move into her hometown of Junction bringing paranormal trouble. Jessie narrates most of the 13 to Life series and only gets a little break starting in Bargains and Betrayals (book 3, releasing August 16) when she splits the job of narration with one of the troublesome imports. This "Red Riding Remix" is narrated by her and introduces those of you who aren't yet familiar with the books to two of my scene-stealing secondary characters. I hope you enjoy it and, as Pietr would say: Live life fiercely!

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I was out for a trail ride on Rio one crisp autumn evening when I saw the tracks. Someone wearing sneakers had jogged their way down the dusty path and from the depth of the imprint of the right foot I guessed the girl was carrying something pretty heavy.

No one was supposed to be out in the woods after dark — we’d been having sightings of all sorts of strange things around Junction lately.

Rio danced beneath me, hooves slapping the leaf litter, eager to finish our ride and return home to the safety of her locked stall. “Easy, girl,” I whispered, patting her neck. “Let’s just follow a hunch...”

We went a few steps further and I saw it — the tracks of a huge canine.

Rio wuffled, her nostrils flaring.

“I think we should intercede before someone gets the fright of their life,” I muttered.

I pressed my heels into her sides and we followed the trail, only pausing briefly to step around a large picnic basket, its contents spilled across the path.

“We’d better hurry...”

Up ahead I saw the beast’s back as it pinned its struggling prey to a tree. A red riding hood whipped loose from the victim in the breeze, the girl’s long hair snaking out in wild auburn tendrils.

“Let her go, you beast!” I thundered, forcing Rio forward.

The creature, furred like a wolf but with strange proportions, stood on its hind legs, its front paws braced on either side of the girl’s shoulders.

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Why did she not scream — why not cry out in fear?

The werewolf was shoved aside by the girl.

He dropped to all fours and began to change, fur receding to show smooth and supple flesh.

And the victim — a girl I thought I recognized — turned her vengeful anger on me — her rescuer!

“Honest to God, Jessie,” Amy snapped as she wiped drool off her cheek, “you and your writer’s imagination... I swear. I can’t get a moment’s peace around here.” She pulled her hair back into a ponytail and straightened her jogging suit. “And you” – she scolded the werewolf, now a handsome young man with dark curls tumbling into his blue eyes-- “enough with the stalking and the pouncing and the licking my face thing. I mean — eww!”

Max looked up at her with a grin that could only mean trouble. But Amy couldn’t resist his brand of trouble. He leaned back, watching her — thankfully back in his jeans — and mentioned, “You were saying: What big teeth you have...?”

Amy blushed and I sighed, turning Rio back toward home, and the barn. Amy made a little coughing noise and laughed. “And what big--”

I couldn’t help it. I pressed my hands to my ears and, taking a cue from my best friend Amy, sang loudly to block out their conversation, letting Rio set the pace home.

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Locked away at Pecan Place, Jessie finds her situation to be even more dangerous than she feared. While she struggles to maintain her sanity and discover answers about the group that seems less and less like any legitimate government agency, Pietr fights to keep their relationship alive. But very aware that his mother’s time is running out, Pietr makes a deal he doesn’t dare tell Jessie about. Because the deal Pietr’s made could mean the death of far more than his tenuous relationship with the girl he loves.

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Lucky for you, Shannon is offering signed copies of the first three books in the series!

  • This giveaway is open to Internationally

  • To enter, just leave a comment letting me know why you like werewolves

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Shannon Delany has written stories since she was a child. She began writing in earnest when her grandmother fell unexpectedly ill during a family vacation. In 2008 her greatly abbreviated version of 13 to Life (written in just five weeks) won the grand prize in the first-ever cell phone novel contest in the western world through Textnovel.com.

Shannon was thrilled when St. Martin’s Press offered her a contract for a series about her 13 to Life characters. She expanded on the cell phone novel version, adding the subplots and characters she didn’t have time to during the contest. As paranormal as werewolves seem, the grief Shannon used to build Jess’s character is something she personally experienced with the loss of her own mother. Focusing on Jess and Pietr’s story of loss, love and dramatic and dangerous changes, Shannon came to better grips with her own struggle. The resulting novel has earned her blurbs from authors she respects most.

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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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  1. Why do I love werewolves? I'm not sure...I do like animals! Also, reading about werewolves is a nice break from vampires, lol!

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  2. I agree... the werewolf world is so different from the vampires, it's nice to have change. Thanks for the post and great giveaway!

    efender1@gmail.com

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  3. Here is where I shared your giveaway: http://www.facebook.com/theonceandfuturelibrarian

    BTW, my email is karywideman@sbcglobal.net

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  4. I love werewolves because it's a mixture of the human and the animal in one, and yet they can never fully belong to either world. I think that creates a very interesting internal conflict for the werewolf character.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    twiztidsharkie@aol.com

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  5. Ahh Werewolves... There are so many reasons to love them, I think the biggest reason is their intense protective streak.
    Thanks for this giveaway.
    sarie101 at webmail dot co dot za

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  6. I like just about any type of shape shifter. Werewolves just seem to have such a deep history and lore behind them.

    jasmyn9@hotmail[dot]com

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  7. why do I love werewolves? hmm well they are fuzzy and there when you need a good snuggle lol

    mrstcalnan@gmail.com

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  8. I love werewolves because there are so many ways to manipulate their story so that each author has their own view of werewolves. Shannon's werewolves are different from Maggie Stiefvater's, whose are different from Stephenie Meyers', whose are different from... etc.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  9. I also tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/pamgreen89/status/105695643036688384

    Thanks again!
    green.pamd (at) gmail.com

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  10. Hmmm why do I love werewolves? Let me count the ways ;). I like that werewolves don't play mind games, if they want a woman they take her, if some one makes them mad they kill them. They're driven purely by instinct, and they hide nothing. They are fiercely loyal to their mates and their pack. And usually they are hot and so buff.

    eckstein99@comcast.net

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  11. I love werewolves and any shifter. I don't really know why, their protective instincts and their need to mate usually mates a very good paranormal romance story. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

    rachaelmccully@yahoo.com

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  12. I also tweeted about the contest.

    http://twitter.com/#!/ERachaelM/status/105714822682910720

    rachaelmccully@ayhoo.com

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  13. Eep!! I love werewolves! What I like about them is that they can have human tendencies and yet are still the wolf. And some of their wolfish traits are endearing when they're positive towards their loved ones.

    I absolutely LOVE this series! It's one of my faves!! My blog followers know this since I tend to talk about it a lot in random posts!!

    jessica(DOT)agreatread(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  14. i like werewolves because they are the bad boys of the supernatural world!

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  15. Well, besides being able to shift? lol I love the possessiveness of wolves. Deep down, we all know we love that!

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  16. +1 spread here
    http://www.goodreads.com/event/show/128786-ff-red-riding-hood-by-shannon-delany

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  17. Oh, come on! The question would be "who don't love werewolves?" They are sexy!
    Ok, they have a lot of hair and a problem with biting, but they are alive and can be "normal" most of the time ;D

    Thanks for the international chance!

    kasumigogo[at]gmail[dot]com

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  18. i love warewolves for their ability to change and the freedom that it involves the combined life in one body amazing

    jenny

    madsheepno1@yahoo.co.uk

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  19. I like werewolves because of the sexy alpha males :) and their protectiveness to their loved ones.
    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

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  20. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/elaing8/status/105735715333226496


    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

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  21. I like werewolves because, they are strong, have enhanced senses and telepathy and they mate for life :)
    impy80 at hotmail dot com

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  22. I love werewolves. They have a different storyline from vampires and they have a family or pack mentality where they look after each other.

    sab5723 at hotmail dot com

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  23. I love werewolves because they're warm-blooded and they can be human for at least part of the time, whereas vampires are always vampires.

    Poisnivyred AT gmail.com

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  24. Tweet https://mobile.twitter.com/#!/itzKelseyD/status/105761381852258304

    Poisnivyred AT gmail.com

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  25. Why do I like werewolves? They're humans struggling with the animal part of them. It's a great metaphor for many things. Besides, they can convey the dangerous and the fluffy. :P

    catarina_romeira(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  26. There's just something wild and attractive about werewolves - they let us tap into our animalistic sides.

    Margay1122ATaolDOTcom

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  27. Tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/#!/Margay/status/105774653733224448

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  28. Werewolves would make excellent cuddlers with their warm fur :)

    Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. I love werewolves because some of them that struggle to accept themselves and be something more than the monster they fear becoming. It's awesome to watch someone- especially a furry friend- grow and begin to realize they're not bad at all, just different.

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  30. Plus I spread the word =]
    http://twitter.com/#!/TheReasonWhy11

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  31. I like werewolves because they are moody and powerful and make for good stories.

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

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  32. I love werewolves for their warmth, their loyalty to their own. They are powerful, and they have both human qualities and animalistic qualities. The best of both world!

    you-know-i-dont-know(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

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  33. Because when they are furry they are really cute and when they are not furry they are really cute. Also strong, loyal, brave.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  34. tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/DonnaS1/status/105831303949205504

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  35. I like werewolves because they're strong, loyal to their mate, and very sexy.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

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  36. Oh I love this series. Why do I love the wolves? Their loyalty, their love, and their fight for what they believe is right. I love the sense of description that comes along with shifters, since their basic momentum is sensing their environment, and boy do they sense it up.
    This series has been a delight to read, I just have to fight my family to keep my books ;)

    terilhack at gmail dot com

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  37. I love werewolves because of the myth that they mate for life. I think it's so sweet. I love it when they have one mate and are so protective and loyal to them.

    angeldream3[AT]gmail[DOT]com

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  38. I started loving werewolves when I read such books as Nightshade By, Andrea Cremer, Shiver By Maggie Stiefvater, and 13 to Life. Shannon's wolf Pietr is such a likeable character. Shannon gave her wolves depth and purpose which I love. I was a hard core Vampire fan but these books and author's showed much how kool werewolves really could be. They gave their werewolves so much character and angst that you can relate to them and think hey that could be someone I know. I am now a true believer in the awesomeness of werewolves.

    skyla11377(At)AOL(Dot)Com

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  39. I tweeted about this giveaway on Twitter (@skyla11377).
    http://twitter.com/#!/skyla11377/status/105878430519791616

    skyla11377(At)AOL(Dot)Com

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  40. Who doesn't love the werewolves?I'll love to be able to phase into a wolf..8->How cool would that be? :X:X:X:X
    ioana_raluk95@yahoo.com

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  41. Werewolves are awesome-- i want one
    audie@wickerness.com

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  42. Wow thanks so much Shannon!! Whats not to love about Werewolves. Super hot strong men that turn into wolves every month or can change when they want. Love it.

    Tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/natcleary/status/105913033028677632

    natcleary(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. I love werewolves because of their half animal half human behaviour. It is always interesting to read how their animal habits reflects in their every day life and relationships.

    kapranova.sofija@gmail.com

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  44. I tweeted about giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/soni_sonik/status/105936315350126592

    kapranova.sofija@gmail.com

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  45. thanks for the giveaway ! I think i like werewolves because they're very unique. They can have two total different personalities but live in harmony. It's always interesting to read about them.

    ellana_(at)hotmail(dot)fr

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  46. I love werewolves. I like the pack mentality with the alpha male.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

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  47. +1 for tweeting:

    http://twitter.com/#!/DarleneBookNook/status/106015581228105728

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

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  48. Well, in books they're so sexy and physically attractive.

    acm05atjuno.com

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  49. I love them because change in an animal is cool!
    Thank you for the chance to win♥
    Rathouska(dot)jana(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/JanaRathouska/status/106073786733961217
    Rathouska(dot)jana(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. I love werewolves because they are very primal. They are humans with civility stripped away and raw instinct enhanced. I think it makes them great characters-sort of the best and worst that nature has to offer.

    mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

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  52. +1 Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/Rogue237/status/106147697114890242

    mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

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  53. I like werewolves because they have the capacity for emotion (unlike the undead) and no author has ever made them sparkle (that I know of). :-D

    whatinabox at gmail dot com

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  54. Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/bookishinabox/status/106161130283606016

    whatinabox at gmail dot com

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  55. I guess I love werewolves, because of the alpha in them. mostly because they are still somewhat human- daylight, eat food , have families but are supernatural too.

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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  56. Why I love werewolves? I should probably say something like they are loyal, protective creatures. But I think the best part of a werewolf is the fact that they are naked after they shift. :P

    Annie
    alltherhage AT gmail DOT com

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  57. Werewolves are hot blooded, loyal, passionate, and mate for life....hmm I think I need to go look for one of my own.

    miss.smileygirlie@gmail.com

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  58. I love werewolves because they can shift and they have great senses and strength

    katie_tp(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  59. I love werewolves because Laurel K Hamilton made them sexy.

    lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  60. Werewolves just seem less emo than vampires. And, unlike the PP, I think LKH has the least sexy werewolves of all :)

    tjotjoc at gmail dot com

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  61. werewolves are just plain hot, especially peiter and max! :) love this series!

    spicedice45@gmail.com

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  62. I like werewolves because I like the idea of shapeshifting. I like to think however, that they wouldn't be as strong in their human form. They are the first shapeshifters I started reading about in fiction. Thanks for the giveaway!
    tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/Pabkins/status/107638875949772800

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  63. I like werewolves because of their pack mentality and I also do like how they are all like alpha male types!

    chibipooh(at)gmail(dot)com

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  64. Obviously I like werewolves because of their abs! JK... Kinda! ;)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Avery
    averys.book.nook@hotmail.ca

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  65. PS. I tweeted about this giveaway!

    http://twitter.com/#!/AverysBookNook/status/107817278384508928

    Avery
    averys.book.nook@hotmail.ca

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  66. I love werewovles because they have the smoking looks of sexy men, yet animal instincts from being part wolf.

    TWEET: https://twitter.com/#!/snowdropdreams/status/107821243901804544

    snowdropdreams(at)gmail.com

    Thanks for the great giveaways! This series looks amazing.

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  67. Why I like werewolves? Because they're mysterious, dangerous, though, but changeable.

    Great giveaway!
    tammyb_2810(at)yahoo.com

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  68. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/tamsbookramble/status/107855365621821440

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  69. why you like werewolves?
    Their is something so basic and raw about them. Love all the books out there that included them.
    I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/scarletredwill/status/107874302195531776

    veltara(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  70. I love werewolves, especially alphas, because they're usually dominating and possessive over their women, and it's nice to see a male act like that over their woman because it shows he cares :)

    tasnim-sheikh(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

    tasnim :)

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  71. I love werewolves because I think it's so cool how they can shift and
    belong in two worlds, one as human and one as wolf. They can also
    experience much more because of the better senses of a wolf. Also love
    them because of Maggie Steifvater, Andrea Cremer and Stephanie Meyer.
    Great authors :)
    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/v97_/status/107875701205635072
    vivianmah8@hotmail.com

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  72. I love werewolves because of their ability to change into another being...a more animalistic side. Don't we all wish we could do so at times and leave the human world behind...even if just for a moment.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Courtney
    stilettostorytime at gmail dot com

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  73. I like werewolves because they kind of bridge the gap between humans and animals. They're of two worlds - it's really cool!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway :).

    planetprint8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  74. I love werewolves because it gives a break from all the vampire stuff (although I love vampires too!) Plus they're hot ;) especially the ones Kelley Armstrong writes about :D
    stephbarkerdrew(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  75. Who doesn't love manly, territorial, strong and protective men?

    brittanynoelle at gmail dot com

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  76. I think I love werewolves because I've always been fascinated by wolves, their appearance, behaviour, the howling... LOL. They're very interesting to watch and study. And if they can change into hot male humans... then all the best. ;)
    thank you for the giveaway!

    kah_cherub at hotmail dot com

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  77. Werewolves... Aside from the thought that, you know, they're basically hairy beasts (or big dogs as some like to point out) I like the concept of the animal within! The man living as a human and as a animal, having to balance those two selves.

    +1 Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/eyelashwishes/status/109042913253670912

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  78. I love the whole concept of werewolves...of man changing into beast and how the mythology surrounding them is so vast.
    Being a werewolf is kinda like an exscuse for man to act out their most violent fantasies.
    And obviously they're beautiful and dangerous but not completely ruled by animalistic desires:)

    holz_twilight@msn.com

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  79. I like werewolfs alot. The idea that you can run free in the woods and not worry about a thing well, except for hunters, sounds nice. And the idea that you will always have a pack to support you is even better. But if I had to choose between vampires and werewolfs, I would choose a Vampire anyday.

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  80. I also tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/Eternal_Night06/status/109691553647300608

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  81. Because they are mysterious, dangerous and protective.

    Chllybrd(at)gmail.com

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  82. I love werewolves because I love the Alpha male! I feel in love with them when I read shiver one of the first I read with werewolves and loved them since! Thank you so much for the great giveaway always wanted to read these. thanks for the chance!
    tishajean@ charter.net

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  83. Tweeted too
    http://twitter.com/#!/latishajean/status/110098565384241152
    tishajean@ charter.net

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  84. I like werewolves, because they are strong,protective alpha males, and it doesn't hurt that they mate for life.
    marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  85. Tweeted. http://twitter.com/#!/mbreakfield/status/110134802048499712
    marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  86. I think they're cool because they're wicked fierce and passionate:)

    Good reading ~ Escape by Fiction

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  87. I escpecially love them because of their connection to the nature and the wolf is my favorite animal.

    booksforalleternity at gmail dot com

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  88. First of all wolves are magnificent animals. I love werewolves because they seem to me more human than the other paranormal creatures. I think I would feel safe and protection with a werewolf and I like the idea they are not immortal.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    artgiote at gmail dot com

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  89. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/artdem83/status/110435831835148288

    artgiote at gmail dot com

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  90. It was the ability to change into a beast and be taken over purely by instinct that I found fascinating.

    little lamb lst at yahoo dot com

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  91. Werewolves are boss.

    The way they can be so cool headed and then just snap. BAM! They're just soo passionate. And I love Shannon's werewolves. They're different from most. Most werewolves have prolonged lives because of what they are. Not Shannon's. They die younger because of what they are. It interesting to say how the Rusakova's handle it.

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  92. Tweet link:

    http://twitter.com/#!/angee1011/status/111220949570949120



    andreakelley16 at gmail dot com

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  93. I love animals and I think werewolves are so hot especially when they transform they're all totally ripped and cute XD

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

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  94. I love werewolves because they are passionate, loyal, fierce, possessive and protective. And most of all monogamous ;-p lol

    Thank you for the great giveaway!

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

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  95. I like the protective yet cuddly natures of the werewolves. Well most of them!

    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

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  96. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/#!/Maria_Smith_76/status/111497864064139264

    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

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  97. I like werewolves becuase they're possessive, strong and have an edge of danger.

    spav05(at)gmail(dot)com

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  98. Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/Sparima/status/111567029072429056

    spav05(at)gmail(dot)com

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