Smart Chicks Kick It Tour and Giveaway!


Smart Chicks Kick It Tour Info and Giveaway of THREE books from the authors on the Tour!

The Smart Chicks Kick It Tour starts off Monday September 13th! The tour features EIGHTEEN YA paranormal romance writers, including:

Kelley Armstrong

Melissa Marr

Alyson Noel

(These 3 authors will be at ALL tour stops!)

With Special Appearances by:

Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Holly Black

Holly Rees Brennan

Rachel Caine

Cassandra Clare

Melissa de la Cruz

Kimberly Derting

Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Jackson Pearce

Mary Pearson

Carrie Ryan

Jeri Smith-Ready

Jessica Verday

Rachel Vincent

From the Press Release:

On September 13th, 2010, eighteen of today’s most buzzed about writers of young adult paranormal romance – from international bestsellers and award winners to the genre’s hottest newcomers -- hit the road for a whirlwind twelve-city, two week tour. Unprecedented in terms of size, scope and its organization, the highly anticipated Smart Chicks Kick It Tour (www.smartchickskickit.com) is author-organized AND author-funded, with the 18 participating authors -- or “Chicks” -- coming from a wide variety of different publishers.

This ground-breaking approach will, for the first time ever, provide fans the opportunity to meet and talk to some of their favorite authors at one time, even though the authors publish with different houses. Featuring five to nine Chicks at every venue, the author line up in every city will be different so no two events will be exactly the same. Kelley Armstrong (New York Times bestselling urban fantasy author of the Women of the Otherworld series), Melissa Marr (creator of The New York Times bestselling Wicked Lovely series) and Alyson Noel (New York Times bestselling author of The Immortals series) will appear at every venue.


The Smart Chicks have a blog with their stories from the road here: http://smartchickskickit.blogspot.com/

Need something to wear to the tour?? Check out the Smart Chicks' Cafe Press shop: http://www.cafepress.ca/SmartChicksTour

So, the question is...will the tour be stopping in YOUR town?? Please see the schedule for the next two weeks, including which authors will be appearing where!


Smart Chicks Kick It Tour

September 13th, 2010 - September 25th, 2010

September 13th, 2010, 7 PM @ BOOKPEOPLE, Austin, TX
Appearing: Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Holly Black, Rach
el Caine, & Cassandra Clare

September 14th, 2010, 7 PM @ B&N THE WOODLANDS, Houston, TX
Appearing: Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Holly Black, Cassandra Clare
, Kami Garcia & Rachel Vincent.

September 15th, 2010, 7 PM @ The Refuge, hosted by BLUE WILLOW, Houston, TX
Appearing: Kelley Arm
strong, Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Holly Black, Sarah Rees Brennan, Margaret Stohl & Cassandra Clare

September 16th, 2010, 6 PM @ Plantation
Commons, hosted by LEMURIA BOOKS, Jackson, MS
Appearing: Kelley A
rmstrong, Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Jessica Verday & Sarah Rees Brennan


September 17th, 2010, 7 PM @ Scottsdale Civic Library Audito
rium, hosted by POISONED PEN Phoenix, AZ Appearing: Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Holly Black, Sarah Rees Brennan & Kimberly Derting.

September 18th, 2010, 6 PM, Menlo Park Library, hosted by KEPLERS, San Francisco, CA
Appearing:
Meliss
a Marr, Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Melissa de la Cruz, & Kimberly Derting

September 20th,
2010, 6 PM @ VROMAN'S, Pasadena, CA Appearing: Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine, Melissa de la Cruz, Rachel Vincent, Margie Stohl, Kami Garcia & Mary Pearson

September 21st
, 2010, 7 PM @ Encinitas County Library, hosted by MYSTERIOUS GALAXY, San Diego, CA
Appearing:
Melis
sa Marr, Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Mary Pearson, Rachel Caine, Rachel Vincent, Margie Stohl, Kami Garcia & Carrie Ryan

September 22nd, 2
010, 7 PM @ Ventz Concert Hall at North Central College, hosted by ANDERSON'S Chicago, IL
Appearing:
Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Melis
sa Marr, Jackson Pearce, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, & Carrie Ryan

September 23rd, 2010, 7 PM @ BOOKS & CO AT THE GREENE, Dayton, OH
Appearing: Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Jackson Pearce, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, & Kami Garcia


September 24th, 2010, 7 PM @ JOSEPH BETH Cincinnati, OH
Appearing:
Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Jeri Smith-Ready, Jennifer Lynn Barnes & Margie Stohl

September 25th, 2010, 2 PM @ CHAPTERS BRAMPTON (Toronto) ON
Appearing: Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Melissa de la Cruz, Jeri Smith-Ready
, Kami Garcia, Margie Stohl & Jennifer Barnes

To celebrate the tour kick off, The Smart Chicks are offering a very special giveaway for readers of my blog!

The contest is for a “Smart Chicks Surprise Pack” – 3 books from authors appearing on the tour!!


GIVEAWAY RULES:
One lucky reader will win a
“Smart Chicks Surprise Pack” – 3 books from authors appearing on the tour!!

All you have to do is follow my blog publicly and leave a comment on this review with your email address!

Please follow publicly or I can't tell that you are following :) Also, if you aren't comfortable leaving your email here, go ahead and leave a comment and then send me an email with your email addy.

Extra Entries:
  • +1 Tweet this contest (leave link in comment)
  • +1 Post link in sidebar of your blog (leave link in comment)

Rules:
  • US and Canada only
  • Must be a follower to enter
  • Extra entries are optional and can all be left in the same comment
  • Leave a comment with your email address
  • Books will be mailed out by the publicist for the Smart Chicks Kick It Tour
  • Ends Saturday Sept. 25
Thanks to everyone for entering! Good luck!

91 comments

  1. What an awesome contest! I'd love to enter. My email address is: potterhead22@yahoo.com.

    I've put up this contest on my sidebar and in my contest tab. I wish this tour was coming my way but no one is coming to Florida! =(

    http://amberinblunderland.blogspot.com/

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  2. Unfortunately I'm not on any of the stops - but winning books would be just as good :-)
    teamseltie(at)gmail(dot)com
    Hey Carrie - I reviewed some HR's today and gave you a shout out - since you're the one who made me start reading them! It's still a mixed bag for me but I've found some good ones thanks to you.

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  3. Oh, yay! I get two stops near me! :) One is an hour away (Pasadena), the other is two (SD). I wish I could go to both! :( I'll probably only be able to visit the Pasadena one.

    I retweeted: http://twitter.com/in_the_hammock/status/24049807113
    Blog Sidebar: http://frazzletastic.blogspot.com

    angelmistress[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  4. I so wish I would be able to make one of the tour stops! But I'm on the east coast and Texas is much too far :(

    But Thanks so much for holding this contest!

    VanillaMusic15@aol.com

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  5. I wish I could stop at one of those stops, so badly! But none are close. :(

    I really want to be entered though.. hehe:)

    I follow!
    I tweeted:http://twitter.com/AGreatBook/status/24053264519

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  6. Cool contest! I posted it in my contest sidebar!!!!

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    Email: cafe.of.answers@gmail.com

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  7. I wish I could meet Melissa Marr in person! I love her books!!!

    I follow

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  8. This tour seems like it's going to be incredible!

    yabookqueen@yahoo.com

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  9. I really wish I could go to one of the tour stops but they're all too far. Thanks for the chance to win!
    melodiousrevelry (at) gmail (dot) com

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  10. Great contest!!

    starmetaloak(at)gmail(dot)com

    following as Lisa P.

    +1 for Tweet
    http://twitter.com/starmetaloak/status/24056045663
    +1 for sidebar link
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  11. I wish I could hit one of the stops but they are all too far!

    jennie748 at sbcglobal dot net

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  12. Thanks for the giveaway! Wish they were coming closer to me!!!
    dukesangel002 AT yahoo DOT com

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  13. This is really awesome. I wish the tour was coming where I live. Meh. Great contest though!

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  14. I wish I could go to this but the closest is 5 hrs away.

    I am a follower

    tweeted http://twitter.com/elaing8/status/24063131028

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  15. I'm a public follower! I'm trying to decide how bad I want to visit my aunt in Houston LOL

    autumn .crochet (at) gmail .com

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  16. Cool contest! Thanks! I'm a follower!

    twilightforever.edward at gmail dot com

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  17. Ooooo cool...too bad the tour isn't stopping in my neck of the woods. You should feel sorry for me and give me extra entries...just kidding!:P

    I'm a follower!
    +1 I tweeted! http://twitter.com/steelergirl83/statuses/24073108609
    +1 I blogged! http://steelergirl83.blogspot.com

    XOXO~ Renee
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  18. Oh this is such a great contest! You always have the best contests Carrie!

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  19. Sounds great! I've got the contest on my sidebar at the bottom. :)

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  20. I'm so excited about this tour! I'll be @ Lemuria on the 16th, behaving like a silly fan girl!

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  21. I'm sooo sad that the tour isn't coming closer to NYC!! But, I'm happy for all the people who get to meet these amazing authors!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

    I'm a follower.
    +1 Link on Blog: www.amongthemuses.com
    +1 Tweet: http://twitter.com/AmongTheMuses/statuses/24106585413

    amongthemuses @ gmail . com

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  22. I'm a follower :)

    thebookishsnob@hotmail.com

    I'm tweeting it http://www.twitter.com/thebookishsnob

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  23. Hi, Steph here from Fangs, Wands, and Fairy Dust. Love Kelley Armstrong. I looked at the tour a while ago, but I am sad to say it is coming no where near me!!
    Tweeted it http://twitter.com/fangswandsfairy/status/24134227822
    Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
    MY EMAIL steph@fangswandsandfairydust.com
    Old Follower as Steph

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  24. I'm going to try to see them in San Diego or LA but not sure I can make it. Thanks! ebriggs23 at gmail.com

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  25. Thanks for the giveaway. I am a new follower.
    beckerjo(at)verizon(dot)net

    Contest on sidebar - http://beckerjo.blogspot.com/
    Tweet - http://twitter.com/beckerjo/status/24105820219

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  26. What a great giveaway. New follower.
    Sue B
    katsrus(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. I love Smart Chicks and there are some fantastic authors on this tour. Please enter me in the contest.

    Laurie
    admin@paranormalbites.com

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  28. Yay!!! Another sweet contest! Please enter me! :)

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    http://cafeofanswers.blogspot.com/

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  29. I would love to enter! So many great authors!

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  30. I'd love to enter. This looks like fun.

    jpn_cowgirl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. I'm so excited! I may be able to go! I'm a follower (Google Friend)
    Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  32. I'm an old follower!
    deepalipratap @ gmail.com
    +1 for the tweet-
    http://twitter.com/deepratap/status/24182644113

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  33. I am a follower.

    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

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  34. SO excited for this tour! I'll be trying to make one of the stops.
    I'm a new follower! Thanks for the giveaway!
    pichipitch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. Thanks for the giveaway :D I want to go so badly :( I'm a new follower!

    I tweeted: http://twitter.com/ramen_addict/status/24212040130

    aprilxu2222@gmail.com

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  36. What a great giveaway. I'm a follower!

    Thanks,
    Jules
    onebookshy at yahoo dot com

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  37. What a fun contest! Thanks so much!

    whatinabox at gmail dot com

    +1 Tweet: http://twitter.com/bookishinabox/status/24216207692
    +1 Sidebar: http://bookishinabox.blogspot.com/

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  38. Thanks for such a great giveaway!
    GFC follower!
    epblack at zoominternet dot net

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  39. What an amazing tour. Wish I lived close enough to attend - Utah isn't a hot spot for book tours. :(
    Thanks for the chance to win. I am an old follower.
    kjovus
    kjovusatgmaildotcom
    kjovus.blogspot.com

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  40. New follower

    DreamyCowgirl@hotmail.com

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  41. Please enter me! I'm a public follower.
    b(dot)cardone(at)hotmail

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  42. I'm a public (new) follower (oreo_93)

    oreo_93@hotmail.com

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  43. Sounds good to me! I'm an old GCF.
    lvsgund @ gmail.com
    USA

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  44. Wow thanks for this! I am a new follower :)
    atomicxrawr@yahoo.com

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  45. Please enter me! I'm a follower.

    theresa9854@gmail.com

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  46. Please enter me in your giveaway. I am a new follower.

    budletsmom at yahoo dot com

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  47. I love to be surprised, count me in.
    I'm a old GFC follower.

    Barbed1951(at)aol(dot)com

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  48. "I follow this blog publicly via google friend connect
    CindyWindy2003
    carawling(at)hotmail(Dot)com"

    http://twitter.com/carafferty/status/24253791319

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  49. Great giveaway! I follow publicly on GFC.

    nicolesender@yahoo.com

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  50. I'm a follower! Wish they were coming closer to my town - I would love to meet any of them!

    kherbrand at comcast dot net

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  51. I'm sad they're not coming to MA! D: I'm a GFC follower (:

    blissfulrains@yahoo.com

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  52. What a great giveaway, what an exciting tour. I follow via GFC.
    hmhenderson@yahoo.com

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  53. I am a new follower!

    kpuleski at gmail dot com

    http://practicalfrugality.blogspot.com/

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  54. I am a follower :)
    Thanks so much!

    Nikki Hobbs
    nikki_hobbs78@hotmail.com

    http://nikki-hobbs.blogspot.com

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  55. Please enter me in the contest. I'm a follower.
    marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  56. Awesome!!!

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  57. Sounds amazing!

    mamamilkers@gmail.com

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  58. Thanks for the fabulous giveaway. I follow on GFC.
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    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com
    http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com

    http://twitter.com/alterlisa/status/24357914691

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  59. Amazing authors on this tour, it's a shame they aren't coming my way. Thank you for the great giveaway.
    I follow on GFC.
    I tweeted this giveaway http://twitter.com/BookOwner/status/24380711558

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  60. Please enter me.

    I follow on GFC.

    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

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  61. No stops near me :( Thanks for the giveaway though!
    I am a follower

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  62. Thanks for the chance! I am a follower.

    sidebar - http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/

    tweet - http://twitter.com/DonnaS1/statuses/24537248438

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  63. Ah, I wish I could meet an author :D I am an old follower. :)

    sidebar: http://abookfulofthoughts.blogspot.com/

    justeena_25(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  64. Thanks so much! I'm a follower.
    texas_gal45(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  65. Please enter me
    bkhabel at gmail dot com

    +1 http://twitter.com/toobusyreading/status/24700422305

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  66. What an awesome giveaway. I love surprises! I follow publicly on GFC (Ally)

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  67. I’d love to enter. I’m an old follower.

    Sidebar link: http://thefictionenthusiast.blogspot.com/

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/MamaBookWorm/status/24761125603

    Thanks! TheFictionEnthusiast@live.com

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  68. ty for sharing - great tour!

    I tweeted -
    http://twitter.com/pams00/status/24769983242

    gfc follower pams00

    Pam S
    pams00 @ aol.com

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  69. I'm not near any of these stops, mores the pity, cuz I love them all. Afraid I would be a stalker tho. :) Artesia at comcast dot net

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  70. forgot to mention I'm a gfc follower.

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  71. Great contest! I'm a follower
    books (dot) things (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  72. This is so great!
    Thanks for doing this!!!

    yvantis@hotmail.com

    yllektra@twitter

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  73. I love the Smart Chicks so thank you for the giveaway :)

    ayareader(at)hotmail(dot)com

    +1 for posting link in sidebar of http://ayareader.blogspot.com/

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  74. I really want to go to the one on the 20th because it's SOOO close to my house!! But it's a school night... :( But this is a great giveaway :D

    booklopedia2010@gmail.com

    I put it on my blogs sidebar: http://thebooklopedia.blogspot.com/

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  75. The Tour sounds like it would be a blast. I'm sorry that I missed the stops close to where I live.

    a follower

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

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  76. Fantastic giveaway, thank you so much! I'm an old follower:)

    supernaturalsnark@gmail.com

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  77. Awesome giveaway. :)

    geckyboz@gmail.com

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  78. Awesome contest! adannabanana@hotmail.com

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  79. Would love to win these!
    abbydillon16@yahoo.com
    Tweet here: http://twitter.com/abbydillon16

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  80. Love this contest! I wish I could go and see some of these authors but none are even close to where I live. Please enter me!

    lvtink21@wi.rr.com

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  81. Came across your giveaway in the Book Contest Directory.
    I'm a new follower, can you follow me back? IceyBooks
    Hafsah -- brainytex@gmail.com

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  82. Sounds Great!:) I love all these authors, especially Casssandra Clare and Melissa Marr.

    tirachii@yahoo.com
    +1 tweeted
    http://inthehammockblog.blogspot.com/2010/09/smart-chicks-kick-it-tour-and-giveaway.html

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  83. Great giveaway! Though the closest the tour comes to me is Chicago:(

    bookjunkie221@gmail.com

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  84. What an awesome giveaway! Makes me feel a little better about none of the stops being anywhere near me... :(

    jenn.soehnlin(at)gmail.com

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  85. Please enter me in the giveaway. I am an old follower.

    justpeachy36@yahoo.com

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  86. I wantt!! please enter me! I follow!
    natashajennex(at)gmail(dot)cmil

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  87. I follow and I love this giveaway!! :D

    bmweida at yahoo dot com

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  88. Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I'm follower #713 Melissa

    melissa [at] yabookshelf [dot] com

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  89. Ooh, awesome contest. Wish I could've gone to one of the tour stops.
    Old follower
    Tweeted Here

    hauntingorchid (at) aol (dot) com

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  90. I wish I could have gone. It sounds like everyone had a blast.

    New follower :)

    bookishlyyoursreviews@gmail.com

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  91. Awe thanks so much for having this contest!! I wanted to go to this book tour so bad, but it's not coming anywhere close to me. So thanks a bunch for having this contest, now at least I have a chance to experience even a portion of it! :D

    I'm a new follower, and I found your blog through the Story Siren :)

    Ambur
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Thanks so much for your lovely comments!