Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year's Blog Hop - A Time of Renewal!

Hi all,

Thank you to everyone who followed along on the hop and left comments. This was the best one ever for me and I enjoyed everyone's comments.

The Winner of the $10 Amazon Gift card was Jo.

Be sure to stop by February 8-11th for the next blog hop.

Welcome to the New Year's Blog Hop. We have over 200 bloggers participating, and not only will there be some fabulous Grand Prizes, but each and every one of us is having our own giveaway as well. So be sure to follow along and leave comments for the chance to win big in this brand new year of 2013!

A Time of Renewal

New Year's is a time for many to reflect upon the previous year and make plans for the upcoming one. For some, that means making resolutions to change for the better or to improve their life in some way. For others, it is a time to throw away bad memories of the past and begin making new, happier memories. It can also be a time to be thankful for all that you've accomplished over the past year.

For me, personally, this new year is a time for me to look back at all I've accomplished in the past year and to look forward to all that I want to accomplish in 2013. I started my novel publishing adventure in December 2011, and a full year later, I can truly say that I feel as if I've accomplished a lot in only one year. I now have four novels published and am working on my fifth. I've met many wonderful people, writers, bloggers, and readers, along the way. And I feel so very lucky to be able to finally do something I love and actually get paid for it. I'm looking forward to 2013 and all the possibilities it has to offer!

What are you looking forward to in 2013?


Sara's Promise - A story of renewal!

In my latest novel, Sara's Promise, William wonders if he will ever find love again after his wife, and soul mate, dies. When he meets a new woman, Annie, five years later, he isn't quite sure he is ready to let go of Sara and let this new woman into his heart completely. He will have to find a way to let go of the past before he can move forward.

Sara's Promise is available on Amazon Kindle and in Paperback.



My Giveaway!

In honor of this New Year's blog hop, I am giving you a chance to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card. All you have to do is leave a comment below to enter. Be sure to add your email address so I can contact you if you win. The giveaway will start on January 1st and end at midnight on the 6th. I will notify the winner after noon on the 7th. Good luck and thanks for dropping by.

GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY


We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times! The Kindle or Nook and the Gift Card are International Prizes. The Swag Bag is for U.S. residents only due to the price of postage.

Now what are those prizes?

 1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

2nd Grand Prize: A $300 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!
 
 


Don't forget to leave a comment with your email address to enter my giveaway and the grand prize giveaway!


Be sure to check out each of the following blogs for their giveaways.


117 comments:

  1. Thanks for taking part in the blog hop and Happy New Year. I'm looking forward to becoming a grandma in January.

    miztik_rose@yahoo.com

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  2. Happy New Year, Deanna! And best to you with your writing/publishing this year. I've have a couple of publishing goals for 2013, as well, and you're a real inspiration!

    wldrnsqltr at rockclimbingjewelry.com

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    1. Thanks Crystal. I'm sure you will succeed at anything you do. :-)

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  3. Thanks for the giveaway! And Happy New Year!
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

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  4. Thanks for being a part of the hop and I hope you have a great New Year!!
    holly.collins1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. Thank you for the giveaway. Happy New Year.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  6. Happy New Year Deanna

    I'm looking forward to lots of new beginnings in 2013!

    Thanks
    staceyprice(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Happy New Year!! Thanks for sharing the great post...

    BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom

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  8. Happy New Year. My new years resolution is to lose more weight. I have lost 63 lbs so far and plan to lose 50 lbs more.

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. Hi Susan - That is a great accomplishment. Good for you. Good luck in the coming year!

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  9. Happy New Year!!

    nikki(.)t(.)23(@)gmail.com

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  10. Thank you for the chance! Hope 2013 is wonderful for you!

    Kassandra
    sionedkla@gmail.com

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  11. One thing I look forward to this year is Hubby and I finally getting to start our dream of RVing, hopefully in spring if our house sells. I look forward to traveling through many states.

    Happy New Years!
    mrsqueentutt@gmail.com

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    1. That sounds like fun - what a great adventure. Have a great time for all of us.

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  12. Happy New Year!
    t.abule (a) yahoo (dot) com

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  13. I'm looking forward to my 2 year old becoming more verbal so I can figure out what she is saying!

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. Too funny but so true! I'm sure she will start talking soon!

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  14. Looking forward to a great year.
    Thanks for the fun and Happy 2013!
    zenfoxflowerATyahooDOTcom

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  15. Happy New year. Thanks for the great hop.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  16. Happy New Year and thanks for the giveaway!

    aircdrewood(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Wow, this sounds intense. Good luck to everyone!

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  18. Thanks for the great hop.Happy New Year!

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  19. 2012 was kind of a let down year. But I know 2013 *will* be better. Finish school, get a job, have fun with guest reviewing!
    Thanks for participating in the hop!! :)

    readsalot81(@)hotmail(dot)com

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

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  21. Thanks so much for a great beginning to a New Year. For this year I need to find a job since graduating college this Spring, so yup.

    kp_kazamei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Good luck with the job search - Hope you find a great one!

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  22. super kewl giveaway, thanks for participating! My resolution is to read more!
    jennirv4967 at gmail dot com

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  23. For me 2013 is a time to begin anew and just improve myself. My top 3 goals are:
    1. Laugh more.
    2. Love more.
    3. Read more.
    Happy New Year.
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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  24. I am most looking forward to a cruise. Hubster and I talked about taking one. Just waiting on that tax return. LOL tchevrestt(at)yahoo.com

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  25. I hope everyone has a wonderfully HAPPY NEW YEAR! My resolution is to finish unpacking from the May 2012 move to a new home and complete the last 25# of weight off of me.

    Judy
    strawberryrose@earthlink.net

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  26. Bettre health for both hubby and I!!!

    diane dot sadler at gmail dot com

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  27. Happy New Year!
    horses5@frontier.net

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  28. I am looking forward to my daughter graduating college, the birth of my great-nephew, and the birth of my new niece or nephew.
    Happy New Year
    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Sound like you have a busy year ahead. Best wishes for the new year. :)

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  29. Congrats on your accomplishments!

    Thanks for the giveaway,

    mrs.hildebrand AT gmail DOT com

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  30. Happy New Year!

    chellesy.clay at gmail dot com

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  31. Thank you for being part of the hop... Happy New Years

    j.m.platt83@gmail.com

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  32. The release of my debut novel! XD

    Michel_Lee_King(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  33. I am looking forward to being a good year with my family. I hope my DH can find a job.

    Dawna N.

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. Thanks, and happy new year!

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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  35. I am looking forward to tons of wonderful books that are coming out this year and going to a couple book conventions to meet authors. I am even going to take my Gran to one convention!

    grapeapril75(AT)gmail.com

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    1. Wow - that sounds like fun. Thanks for stopping by.

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  36. I am looking forward to my son graduating high school this year! :)

    Shana7426@aol.com

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  37. Happy New Year and thank you for sharing a piece of your heart and soul in each of your books in 2013!

    angelheart618@gmail.com

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  38. I am looking forward to new books :) Hoping for a great year for you as well!

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    hisboywonder(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Sandra. Hope you have a great year too!

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  39. My goal for this year is to be kinder to myself. I am learning that it is okay to say no to others.
    planterofhope at aol dot com

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    1. Hi Carla - That is such a great resolution. All women should give this one gift to themselves! :)

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  40. There are several book and movie releases for this year I'm excited about.

    Happy new year :)
    bedsidelight
    ATgmailDOTcom

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  41. Happy New Year!

    I'm really looking forward to Lori Fosters RAGT in June.

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

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  42. I am looking forward to finally finishing my first novel in 2013 (I hope) at the rate I'm going ....LOL
    Big Hugs & Happy New Year
    Missie Jones
    missie25524 (at) netzero (dot) com

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  43. Thanks for the giveaway!

    hhollyhal at gmail dot com

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  44. I am looking forward to spending even more time with my family relaxing

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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  45. Thank you very much for the giveaway! Happy new year!

    celine.guissart@gmail.com

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  46. Thank you for the giveaway!

    chelseawoodring at hotmail dot com

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  47. Happy New Year and thanks for the giveaway!
    ~Krista
    pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

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  48. happy new year thanks for participating in the blog hop :)

    JamieToddMiller@aol.com

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  49. Happy New Year!

    mamamoss08(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  50. I want to do more de-cluttering of my house.

    strive4bst(At) yahoo(Dot) com

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  51. More Date Nights with the Hubby :0)

    beejee77 at gmail dot com

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  52. Happy New Year!
    My main resolution is to love the woman my husband married.

    cristinegasser (at) gmail (dot) com

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  53. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

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  54. happy new year & best of luck in 2013
    gamistress66 (at) aol (dot) com

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  55. I'm looking forward to a fit me since I'm going to be exercising 5 times a week.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

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  56. What a great book! Starting anew - we always have that opportunity, which is so cool. My starting anew plans include getting with the program and getting my life and home in order including getting back on track with my weight loss.

    Felicia
    mrschopchop(at)verizon(dot)net

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  57. I'm jumping into self-publishing this year so that's ever so exciting!

    Thanks for the giveaway and happy new year :)

    xandrajames AT gmail DOT com

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  58. Starting college!

    Happy New Year!

    anasmithblue@gmail.com

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  59. Grazie per il giveaway!
    thebestsunrise@yahoo.it

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  60. I am looking forward to a great vacation.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

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  61. I am looking forward to weighing much less!
    Thanks for the hop!
    Happy 2013!
    deethomas291at gmail dot com

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  62. Hi! Happy New Years! I spent the day with my family. We watched movies, put together a puzzle and toaster in the new year. Thanks for the awesome hop and all the giveaways! This is so fun! I love these hops! I always meet new authors, reconnect with old ones and my TBR list grows by leaps and bounds! Thank you!! Have a great day! Best wishes and many blessings to you!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. I spend time with people I love the most :)
    Happy new Year!
    movie1997 at live dot it

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  64. Thanks for the giveaway. trbrakel@yahoo.com

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  65. Happy new year!
    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  66. Hi Deanna. Happy New Year to you. It's nice meeting a fellow writer. What a wonderful thing you did donating to the Elton John Aids Foundation. I wish you a wonderful 2013.
    joannewadsworth007@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you, Joanne. Best wishes to you too.

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  67. Happy New Year! My New Years traditions are easy, I spend time with my family and friends. I can’t think of a better way to ring in the new year. My resolutions this year is as always to loose a few pounds and spend a little more time with my family.

    Ifightforlove36@gmail.com

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  68. Happy New Year! :)

    penumbrareads(at)gmail(dot)com

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  69. Thank you everyone for stopping by and commenting. While I may not be able to reply to every comment - I do read them all! What a great blog hop this is so far!

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  70. Thanks for participating in the hop!
    Greetings from Norther Europe! :)

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

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  71. My goal for 2013 is to be more active. I didn't follow through on my 2012's. Happy New Year!!

    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

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  72. My goal for 2013 is to work harder on my home business!
    gatormaryd(at)yahoo(dot)com

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

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  74. thanks for the hop love it
    myboo63@hotmail.com

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  75. Thanks for participating! Enjoy 2013! katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  76. Happy New Year, and thank you so much for participating in this hop. I love being introduced to authors I haven't read before!
    tp DOT quixotic AT gmail DOT com

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  77. Happy New Year!!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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

    dragonkeep62(at)gmail(dot)com

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  79. i am really looking forward to beong more mobile after almost dying last year.I also am looking forward to trying those recipes I have been stockpiling for years,Hope your new year is full of warm memories, love and wisdom
    peach_hugs@yahoo.com

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  80. Thank you for the chance!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  81. Thanks for the chance and Happy New Year!
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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  82. Congrats on your accomplishments last year. It sounds like you're on track for another fab one. Happy New Year!
    t dot mailhes at yahoo dot com

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

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  84. Thanks so much for the giveaway, and for participating in this amazing blog hop! Happy New Year :)

    dreammie_angel at yahoo dot com

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  85. I'm looking forward to trying new things in 2013.
    bones_mcp(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  86. Happy New Year!

    annettekz2@yahoo.com

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  87. I am going to try my best to get out of state at least once a month and visit friends angel0319@hotmail.com thank you

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  88. Have a great New Years!!
    red_tigergirl2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  89. Reading more!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  90. I want to be able to read more books and spend more time with my Grandchildren..Thanks for a Great hop..adgaliatymaildotcom

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  91. I am looking forward to traveling more this summer!

    Ann
    Kyreadinggirl@yahoo.com

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  92. we are moving to a new house this summer
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

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  93. Haven't decided yet. Happy New year!
    angelacisco79(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  94. I am looking to forward to having a new nephew in April. I love babies. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    thompsonem3 at aol dot com

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  95. Just looking forward to having a better year than this previous one:)

    Thanks so much for participating in the blog hop. Hope you have an awesome 2013!
    michelletucker at baconnation dot net

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  96. Have a great and happy new year!! Thanks for the giveaway!

    snhoveln (at) gmail (dot) com

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

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

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  98. Thank you very much for the great giveaway and fun blog hop!
    I wish you a very Happy New Year!
    Latisha D
    tishajean@ charter.net

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  99. I resolve to meet the goal of finishing the polishing of my first book in the Existence series and to submit it to agents/publishers.

    j.lennidorner@facebook.com

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

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  100. Thanks for the giveaway. My resolution is to spend more time with friends and lets time at work.

    amnell(dot)khalan(at)gmail(dot)com

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  101. Happy New Year!

    Sue
    sue_holston@hotmail.com

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  102. This is a great giveaway!

    Thanks!

    mestith@gmail.com

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  103. Thanks for participating and am not doing resolutions just adding goals for the year.
    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

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  104. I am looking forward to reading at least 100 books this year. Thanks for the giveaway. Happy New Year!

    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  105. Happy new year
    r.d1@myfairpoint.net

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