Sunday, December 6, 2009

Science Fiction Romance Blog Tour - Prizes Galore - Fun to Explore



Welcome to the SFR Holiday Blitz!

The holiday season upon us, and that means 2010 is simmering just below the horizon. Start your New Year off right with a chance to score a FREE read in one of the hottest up and coming genres around—Science Fiction Romance! Heather Massey, the genius behind The Galaxy Express has worked relentlessly and tirelessly as an advocate of SFR and put together this incredible blog tour.  I am excited to have been invited to participate and I know readers will love the chance to add to their TBR and discover some new authors.

Here’s the scoop: 12 bloggers have teamed up with 17 authors for your chance to win over 30 SFR books. Whether you’re new to the genre, or a fan looking to add to her collection, this event is for you.

Best of all, it’s dead simple to enter: There are no quizzes to answer, no hoops to jump.

Here at SciFiGuy you have a chance to win a copy of Close Encounters by Katherine Allred and an ARC of her forthcoming sequel Close Contact (May 25, 2010), all you have to do is leave a comment for this post.  
  1. Print book prizes are limited to U.S. residents.
  2. The deadline to enter is midnight on Friday, December 11, 2009. 
  3. The winner will be announced on Saturday, December 12, 2009.
  4. Be sure to leave enough information in your comment so that you can be contacted.
  5. Note: The ARC of Close Contact is not yet available and will be shipped as soon as Katherine receives her copies.

Close Encounters Synopsis:
Kiera Smith is not like ordinary Genetically Engineered Persons...

The Bureau of Alien Affairs needed a special GEP agent with empathic abilities to handle their most extraordinary assignments—and a rogue geneticist saw to it that Kiera fit their specifications. But she turned out stronger, faster, smarter, and more impervious to harm than anyone anticipated. A reluctant "superhero," Kiera wishes she were normal, but it is not to be.

On Orpheus Two, the indigenous Buri race faces extinction, a prospect the powerful Dynatec corporation welcomes and, in fact, may be actively hastening. It is Kiera's job to protect these beautiful, exotic aliens . . . and to discover what there is on Orpheus Two that Dynatec feels is worth killing for.

But the magnetic allure of Thor, the breathtaking Buri leader, is proving a dangerous distraction. And now, to save Thor's people, Kiera will need a power she's never before possessed—something hidden in the unexplored recesses of her heart.
But don’t stop here! Increase your chances of winning even more books by visiting all of the participating blogs. You can view all of the prizes on the specially created Amazon Listmania and I have also included the covers at the end of the post.

It’s easy: Just click on one of the links to the participating bloggers below. Make sure to leave a comment on the post titled “SFR Holiday Blitz.” From there, you can then jump to the next blog. There’s a wide variety of books to win so why miss out?

Participating Blogs:

    Participating Authors:
    For those interested in finding out more about SFR visit Internet Voices Radio and listen to the December 1 audio podcast hosted by SFR author Rowenna Cherry with guest authors Ella Drake and Lisa Paitz-Spindler, and bloggers Heather Massey and Doug "Sci-Fi Guy" Knipe.



    129 comments:

    1. SFR Holiday Blitz - sending wishes for good health and good books in the upcoming year!

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    2. I'm an avid Romance reader and slightly more than occasional SciFi reader. I only very recently discovered SciFiRomace genre books and I'm very interested in reading more. I'll be crossing my fingers in hopes of a few freebies to help the pocketbook out a little. :)

      Also, what an awesome way to publicize these great blogs. There are many that I haven't ever visited before, enjoying the tour de blogs!

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    3. Awesome. I'm in! Thanks for the opportunity.

      Have a great holiday/Christmas/whichever! And thanks!

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    4. I have to admit that I don't read much science fiction, but I have been dabbling recently with the SciFi romance genre. The books are super interesting and I'm enjoying the worldbuilding. This contest is a great way to discover new authors, books, and blogs! My blog crawl is starting to take longer and longer every day:)

      Anna
      vampchixreadbooks@gmail.com

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    5. SFR Holiday Blitz--Happy Holidays! Your blog is fantastic. :)

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    6. two of my fave genres put together...count me in please!

      Raelena
      throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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    7. Fabulous post, Doug, and I'd like to say again how spectacular it was to have you on the Crazy Tuesday radio show on internetvoicesradio.com


      I'm one of the participating authors/bloggers and would like your visitors to know that Alien Romances is giving away eight books donated by Susan Kearney, Linnea Sinclair, Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Susan Sizemore, Margaret L Carter, and yours truly, Rowena Cherry (two of us are giving away 2 books).

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    8. Those are some awesome covers!

      Count me in! :)

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    9. Hi Doug - great contest! I've not read much scifi and would be open to trying any of these books. Thanks and Happy Holidays!

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    10. These books sound great. Count me in

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    11. I am surprised that I haven't come across Katherine Allred before, her books sound excellent. She is going on my wishlist immediately :D

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    12. Thanks for the contest - put my name in as well..

      E.H>

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    13. I really enjoy reading books from this genre so thanks so much for hosting the SFR Holiday Blitz!

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    14. I'm thrilled this SFR Holiday Blitz is on! And these books look fabulous.

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    15. I have never read this hybrid genre before, but it looks really fun. Please enter me!

      nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

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    16. I've been an SFR fan for years. Thanks for spreading the word about it!

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    17. Wow! Those look really good. This contest is introducing me a several authors I haven't tried before.

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    18. Thanks for the opportunity to win the Allred series!

      --JB Hunt

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    19. I am traditionally a historical romance genre fan, but I would love the opportunity to get acquainted with this area of romance! Sign me up for SFR Holiday Blitz!

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    20. I love SciFi Romance. I especially love Linnea Sinclair, Ann Aguirre, Susan Grant and Susan Kearney. I'm not familiar with Katherine Allred, so I'm excited to learn more about her writing.

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    21. The books sound really interesting. I'm in. Thanks.

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    22. These books sound really interesting!

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    23. This blog is so detailed. I'll definitely have to come back. Free books, though, that is surely appealing.

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    24. Great prize - I'm in!

      Good Luck to all!

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    25. Thanks for the awesome contest! Would love to read these books :)

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    26. I would love to win. SFR is one of my favorites.

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    27. SFR Holiday Blitz - Good luck to all.

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    28. I loved Close Encounters and have had Close Contact on my TBB list for months!!! Happy SFR Blitzin' everyone :-)

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    29. Thanks for the chance to win some great books!

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    30. Thanks for the contest. Have read some SFR and would like to read more.

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    31. SFR Holiday Blitz

      Great contest!!

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    32. SFR Holiday Blitz

      Okay, I need to repost now that I am signed in to my google account..

      Thia is agreat idea, I have found some good new blogs with reviews...

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    33. I just got the first one in this series. And would love to win the second in this series.

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    34. Oooh...those are seriously awesome covers! I am so excited to hop from blog to blog and discover all sorts of new authors and titles to start adding to my ever growing collection.

      Happy Holidays
      Anna Shah Hoque
      s7anna@yahoo.ca

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    35. Katherine's books sound great, and I love SF romance!

      Thanks for the contest! :)

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    36. Happy Holidays to all!
      I've been reading sci fi all my life and would love the chance to find some new and exciting authors. I can't afford to buy many books so this would be a great thing for me. Thanks for the opportunity!

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    37. Love the idea of the SFR Holiday Blitz.

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    38. SFR Holiday Blitz: What a wonderful way to discover websites/blogs that will review books you like. And With SciFiGuy I know what books my male friends might love as well. (Authors like Lilith Saintcrow for instance)

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    40. SFR Holiday Blitz

      This sounds awesome! Count me in.

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    41. "SFR Holiday Blitz"

      love the great contest! please count me in; I’d love to win any (or all, lol!)of these books :D

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    42. Great contest! Those covers are gorgeous!

      Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    43. I own the first in this series and I'd love to read the second. Add me to the growing list of SciFiRom fans out there. :)

      catherinejames77(at)gmail(dot)com

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    44. SFR Holiday Blitz
      Thanks for the chance to win and happy holidays! :)

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    45. Please enter me in the SFR Holiday Blitz as well... I am find all sorts of new books to salivate over!!! Thanks - Miranda
      mdwartistry at yahoo dot com

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    46. How awesome would it be to win free books!!!

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    47. Eee! Count me in!

      angel28140 (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

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    48. Count me in, too, please! spiffyish at hotmail dot com

      Happy holidays. :)

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    49. Wow! What a neat contest! And what a neat way to discover new authors - and new blogs.

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    50. SFR Holiday Blitz

      Thanks for being a participating blog & sharing the fun!

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    51. SFR Holiday Blitz - What a great contest and such an innovative way to involve some of the best bloggers around (SciFiGuy, you know I love 'ya). I'd hyperventilate (but I won't pass out...promise) to win a few of these books. They all look incredible.
      susanblexrud@bellsouth.net

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    52. The books sounds fabulous! Yay SFR holiday blitz! Have a happy holiday!

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    53. The SFR Holiday Blitz sounds great! Hope I can win to get to know the SFR genre better.

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    54. Count me in! I love finding out about new authors and genres in SF.

      Happy Holidays!

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    55. SFR Holiday Blitz!!!

      Glad to be a reader! Thanks so much for all you do and your generosity!

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    56. SFR Holiday Blitz

      This would be a wonderful christmas present. :-)

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    57. Great contest! Thanks for spreading the genre around.

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    58. I gotta be in it to win it! Please add me to the SFR Holiday Blitz excitement!
      dksugarpaws@yahoo.com

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    59. Big Yahoos from dor. Thanks

      dorcontest at gmail dot com

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    60. SFR Holiday Blitz sounds like fun - some of these authors I've never heard of, so w00t!

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    61. Scifi guy, what a great contest..Thanks for posting the Holly Black cover. I love her work.

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    62. Good times. :) Thanks for this.

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    63. SFR Holiday Blitz

      Haven't read Katherine's books yet, thanks for the contest so I have a chance at it. This season is expensive for me, 11 family members with birthdays November/December and then there's Christmas... wheeee!
      Kender...

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    64. It's Winter once again, and this give-a-way is a fantastic idea. A bunch of authors new to me, and (if I win) something to while away the hours snowbound.

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    65. SF Romances are a new concept to me - only just heard of the subgenre today. I've read regular SF for many years and am curious to see if I like SF Romances too.

      Curt Phillips
      Virginia

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    66. SFR Holiday Blitz -- what a great idea! It's fun discovering all these blogs I hadn't found and books I hadn't heard of. It's been a wonderful evening's tour.

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    67. Happy Holidays.

      Thanks you for this contest! =)

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    68. SFR is my fave genre! Go SFR Holiday Blitz!

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    69. Hopefully I get to check this genre out. SFR Holiday Blitz

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    70. This SFR Holiday Blitz could give me a chance to experience SFR. Thanks

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    71. The secret code is: SFR Holiday Blitz. Sshhh....don't tell anyone...

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    72. sfr holiday blitz-count me in i love finding new to me authors more great books to read awesome contest.

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    73. SFR Holiday Blitz, thanks again for this contest.

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    74. SFR Holiday Blitz....please enter me too!!! This is so much fun and I'm finding lots of new blog sites and authors I did not know about....Thank you and Happy Holidays to All!!!

      mitzihinkey at sbcglobal dot net

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    75. SFR Holiday Blitz: Thanks for the contest and Happy Holidays!

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    76. Not a US resident. Supporting the genre and the contest, anyway.

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    77. SFR Holiday Blitz

      Thanks for the opportunity to expand my horizons!

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    78. Tor.com told me about the SFR Holiday blitz, and I'm having a lot of fun seeing a lot of new blogs. Thanks for the contest.

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    79. Thanks so much for the chance to win!
      ruthann (dot) francis (at) gmail (dot) com

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    80. Thanks for having the SFR Holiday Blitz! Happy Holidays everyone!

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    81. Thanks for the contest! Happy Holidays!

      ~Nicole Zoltack

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    82. Have a happy holiday everyone. Hope this leads to new reading pleasure

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    83. Katherine's books look awesome - hope I win!

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    84. SFR Holiday Blitz
      Thanks for the chance to win such fun books!

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    85. SFR Holiday Blitz

      This sounds awesome.

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    86. SFR Holiday Blitz!

      Oo, these sound great!

      doxisrcool@aol.com

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    87. Hello,
      Please enter me into your SFR Holiday Blitz contest. Thank you and Happy Holidays.

      E.L.F.

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    88. SFR Holiday Blitz -
      Happy holidays and happy reading to all!

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    89. What a terrific giveaway! Thanks for hosting it--these books look like a lot of fun! Happy Holidays!

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    90. Please enter me!

      squiggles87(at)aol(dot)com

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    91. SFR Holiday Blitz -- awesome deal -- thanks! I'm also enjoying the blogs.

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    92. Fantastic idea!

      SciFi love it can't get any better than that.

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    93. A whole batch of brand new books for me to read? Totally worth the price of admission if I win.

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    94. Wow this is great... I just really started getting in to this genre
      twolilstarz@gmail.com

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    95. I'm thrilled to my toenails to see all the buzz this contest is generating. Genres thrive and survive only with reader interest, so please keep the SFR love coming! It's my favorite genre to read and write!

      Pauline Baird Jones
      THE KEY, avail now
      GIRL GONE NOVA, 4, 2010

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    96. SFR Holiday Blitz - I am sooooo in! Love the blog! Thanks and have a fabulous holiday and 2010!

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    97. Cool! I'm in. Love the chance at free books.

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    98. justpeachy36@yahoo.com

      This looks like a great series. I can't say that I've had much experience with SFR, but I'm looking forward to broadening my reading horizons.

      Please enter me in the giveaway.

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    99. SFR Holiday Blitz. Katherine Allred is a new author to me so I'd be very interested in receiving her books.

      acm05@juno.com

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    100. SFR Holiday Blitz

      I'd love to get my hands on these titles. I'm writing my first novel now and suspect it would be marketed as a science fiction romance. But I definitely need to research this genre and find some great, comparable novels.

      Thanks for this contest!

      Mary M-S.

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    101. More fun books to try to win. Thanks for participating in this contest.

      Happy Holidays!

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    102. Please enter me. These sound great! Thank you!

      cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    103. SFR Holiday Blitz!

      Thanks and Happy Holidays!

      jeana.rich(at)gmail(dot)com

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    104. New books and blogs to read!

      Yay!

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    105. Very cool! Thank you for the introduction to a new author and for the contest to celebrate the holidays and SFR!

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    106. "SFR HOLIDAY BLITZ"
      *MERRY CHRISTMAS*
      I would love the chance to read new authors I tend to buy all my favorites then wait months for there releases because they are sequels.
      Marie*

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    107. love this giveaway blitz! these books sound awesome!
      thanks,
      vvb32 at yahoo.com

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    108. I'll enter. Thanks for putting this on. Cheers.

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    109. As a sci-Fi geek who lives romance novels, I've got to say that this is on of the coolest book giveaways I've come across.

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    110. Aah. A SFR author I've not heard of.

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    111. fantastic contest. Thank you for also introducing me to some fantastic web sites.
      Kea (paradox101@msn.com)

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    112. Hi, entering from Germany if that's possible. :-)

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    113. Count me in. My TBR shelf hasn't caved under the weight yet, so a couple more books will be welcome!

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    114. The blurb makes me want to put both the books on my TBB list.

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    115. Thanks for the SFR Holiday Blitz contest, count me in, and thanks for the Chelsea Quinn Yarbro blogtour entry... Happy holidays!

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