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Monday, August 10, 2015

Untamed Ink Color & Table of Contents Reveal + GIVEAWAY TIME


******THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW ENDED******

Here are the winners:


Audio set of Splintered, Unhinged, and Ensnared: 
Kris Dickinson


Author-Signed Untamed Galley Title Page:
Dyanna J. Craig


"Cheshire Clock"  8X10 print:
Lauren Michelle Romas


Alternative Alice in Wonderland 8x10 inch print:
Shelby Scott
  

Follow the white rabbit 5X7 inch print:
Melissa Marshall


Gothic Alice Digital Print Trading Card (2.5" x 3.5"):
Ina M. 


Set of three Vintage Alice in Wonderland gift tags:
Vivien (deadtossedwaves)

Signed Untamed swag pack:
Luis Gonzalez
Kristy Lorenz
Virginia Ann Spencer


All winners have been notified via email. Everyone else, thank you for playing along, and I'll have another giveaway soon, hopefully with an Untamed hardcover up for grabs!


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Okay, so exciting news, I'm finally done with all of the Untamed edits, and even got to see the gorgeous PDF that will very shortly become a book. 

I've also been given permission to share a sneak peek at the color ink my publisher (Abrams / Amulet Books) is using this time, as well as a look at the table of contents so you can see the order in which the stories will be presented.


So without further adieu, here's a glimpse of the upcoming book:

Click on image for high res viewing

I can't tell you how excited I am! Blue is my favorite color. ;) Although there's no guarantee it will be this exact shade, since such things vary between jpgs and actual printed images/ text, we do know it's going to be a shade of blue (on the purplish side). 

For a more in-depth description of the short stories, go here.


Now, in celebration of finally being D-O-N-E, and as a tribute to the gorgeous artwork behind the Splintered Series (by artist Nathalia Suellen), I'm going to give away a full set of my books, and some fun Alice related art prints in all shapes and sizes. 

And yes, the giveaway is INTL! 

Here are the prizes:


Audio set of Splintered, Unhinged, and Ensnared 


Author-Signed Untamed Galley Title Page (8.5 X 11")


"Cheshire Clock"  8X10 print (signed on back by artist Jasmine Becket-Griffith) 


Alternative Alice in Wonderland 8x10 inch print

  
Follow the white rabbit 5X7 inch print
Frame not included

Gothic Alice Digital Print Trading Card (2.5" x 3.5")
Display easel not included


Set of three Vintage Alice in Wonderland gift tags

3 sets of signed Untamed swag packs



That's a total of ten winners. Check out the rafflecopter below for how to get entered! 

Oh, and if you'd like FIVE extra entries, you can get them simply by putting my Untamed countdown widget (located at the top of my sidebar) on your blog to help me get the word out. 

Just copy and paste the following into an HTML widget on your blog: <style> #cntdwn{background:url(http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k579/aghoward6970/Untamed%20final%20cover2%20countdown_zpsa9dg9owg.jpg) no-repeat 0 0; color:#000000 !important; display:block;
 font-family: Palatino Linotype, Book Antiqua, Palatino, serif !important; font-weight:bold; height:140px; padding:0px 20px 200px;width:177px; text-align:center;  } </style><script language="JavaScript">TargetDate = "12/15/2015 12:01 AM"; BackColor = "transparent"; ForeColor = "#000000 !important"; CountActive = true; CountStepper = -1; LeadingZero = true; DisplayFormat = "%%D%% Days, %%H%% Hours, %%M%% Minutes, %%S%% Seconds.";
FinishMessage = "Available Now"; </script> <script language="JavaScript" src="http://scripts.hashemian.com/js/countdown.js"></script>


Then leave me your blog's link in the window provided on the rafflecopter to prove you've done it, and you'll get those entries. 

Good luck everyone! Can't wait to share more Untamed excerpts / giveaways / and surprises over the next few months as we get ever closer to the December 2015 launch!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

92 comments:

  1. I'd like to win the audio set or vintage gift tags though I'd be happy if I won anything!!! I knew it would be blue!!! I'm sure it will be lovely in person! Good luck everyone and hope you get the prize you want!!!

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    1. Haha! Did you really? I was pleasantly surprised by it. ;) Wishing you all the luck in the giveaway!

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  2. Aha, so blue is your favorite color ;)

    I love the color too!

    Also, I totally predicted that the table of contents would be completely unrevealing, so people wouldn't deduce much from it, but I still thought there would be chapter titles, only that those titles would be very vague and mad and puzzling, in true Wonderland style. And everyone would keep guessing what it is about ;) LOL

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    1. Oh, haha. Well, that would've been fun! But it's not the way they had it laid out in the PDF, and I just did a screen shot of what they sent, so that's all I have to show. ;) I might do a chapter title reveal down the road though, when we're closer. It's a great idea!

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  3. I love the blue ink. I adore how all the books have non-traditional black ink. I am excited for ANY new story. I've been dying! I would be happy for any prize!

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    1. Me, too! And thanks! Can't wait to share w/everyone. Good luck!

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  4. Also, Anita, I have a question - if I follow you on Pinterest in general, will that do as an entry? Or do I have to follow specific boards too?

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    1. It's enough just to follow me, since the Splintered Series boards are included in my pinterest boards. ;) So no worries!

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  5. I absolutely love that the ink is blue! It looks lovely. I can't wait to read Six Impossible Things. Looking forward to this book!

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    1. Thanks! I love the color, too! And SIX is my favorite story of all of them. :)

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  6. The blue ink is perfect!! I think I'm most excited for The Moth in the Mirror!

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    1. Sweet! A lot of people are really excited for that one, since it will at last be in print and available to anyone, even if you don't have an e-reader. ;) I'm so glad my publisher decided to let it be part of the book!

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  7. I love the color. In medieval days blue was meant for royalty and the cover definitely radiates royalty!

    Also, as far as what I would want to win... Any of them!

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  8. I am so excited that the shade will be blue!! It's such a lovely colour. Also thank you so much for hosting such a wonderful giveaway :D

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  9. I absolutely cannot wait until December! The cover work is stunning!!

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  10. OH! I love the color! So beautiful and stark. Adds an intensity to the face.

    As for what? Oh well, that's a good question. All of them?

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  11. I can't wait for have the book now! The color blue look amazing, the cover is perfect. I need it right here and now *-*

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  12. So excited for the ink color! I find the ink color to be one of the most unique aspects of the books. I am so, so pumped for the release. And everything in the giveaway is GORGEOUS!!

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  13. blue is my second/third favorite color. First is green, then red, then blue...so third. But it is really pretty.

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  14. The blue looks fantastic. This series has grown on me so much and I can't believe this is the last book. :'( Your writing is fantastic and I can't wait to read future books from you!

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  15. Aw, it looks amazing! Thanks for this awesome giveaway! ^_^

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  16. Absolutely love the ink! I can't wait to read this book. This is a Wonderland I would love to live in! I love your work! :D

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  17. I love the color blue too and would love to win the 3 splintered books.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  18. Love the ink! I found this series about a month ago and you could say I'm obsessed. I'm currently on Unhinged and i can't wait to read the rest of the series!!

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  19. Thank you for the giveaway :D I like the color blue, specially the dark ones. I was looking for the Untamed Countdown Widget and thank you so much for sharing it with us :D Hope to win something, kisses!

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  20. I love the blue since it is one of my favorite colors.

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  21. I think the blue ink looks amazing, but I just hope that I won't start thinking that the blue color is black (just like I diid when I first read Splintered),

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  22. YAY! I can't tell you how excited I am for this! This is my most anticipated book EVER! Thanks so much for the chance and for giving us this preview. It looks GORGEOUS! πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™

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  23. It's gorgeous! Anything besides black will always catch my attention!

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  24. I think I'm looking forward to Six Impossible Things the most! Eager to see what happened with Alyssa after Ensnared. Other than the obvious! ;)

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  25. I am so excited about the blue ink- my absolute favorite color!! (I have a blue car, my bedroom is painted blue, I have a lot of blue in my tattoos, I've dyed my hair blue more times than I can count... I guess what I'm trying to say is: BLUE!!!!) All of the books have been so beautifully/creatively designed. The unique look fits perfectly with the unique stories inside.

    I can't wait to read all of the stories, but I think I'm most excited for The Boy in the Web. The excerpt you posted really whet my curiosity! I need to know what happens!!!

    As for the prizes, they all look incredible and I would be so beyond excited to win any of them!! My birthday is on Sunday; does that increase my chances of winning at all?!? (Just kidding :p)

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    1. Haha. Sorry, Mr. Random.org doesn't usually pay attention to birthdays. ;) But I hope you had a good one!

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  26. I changed the page text to blue on my blog a couple of weeks ago, so I must be psychic! Ha! I want to read Six Impossible Things, and of course I want to win the books! Always the books! Thanks for another stellar contest. (*^▽^)/★*☆♪

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    1. Haha! You've been looking in your crystal ball again, I see. ;)

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  27. Blue is my favorite color. I want to read all of it so bad the wait is killing me.

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  28. OMG thanks for doing this giveaway! The ink color is very pretty!!! I'm most excited to read The Boy In The Web & Six Impossible Things (I bought & read Moth In The Mirror lol). I hope to win one of the art prints for my dorm or the cute vintage tags! I'm so excited to read Untamed! You're amazing, Anita! <3 xoxo

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    1. Thanks Shelby! And congrats on going off to college!

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  29. AHHH I LOVE THE BLUE! And I'm so so excited for every single thing about Untamed. :') Congrats on being finished the edits, too! :D

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    1. Thank you! It always feels so great to have the edits behind me. :)

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  30. also the blue i adore it and love it good choice

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  31. OH YES!! I loooove that the ink is gonna be blue because it is ALSO my favourite colour!!

    AND YES!! So happy that we now have a widget to add to our blogs! I've wanted one forever! (well, since the book was announced and the cover was revealed!!).

    Thank you so much for this stellar giveaway and making it INTERNATIONAL! You're amazing Anita!!

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    1. Of course it's INTL! Every chance I get. ;) Thanks for adding the widget to your blog!

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  32. I love the blue (it's my fav color too)! I look forward to reading. ♥

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  33. YES, BLUE!!! I LOVE BLUE! Can't wait for December!

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  34. Well, cobalt blue and purple are 2 of my favorite colors I love it. Its gonna look so pretty on my shelf next to the other 3! :) As for what Id like to win...I have to choose??? LOL ....ummmmm signed galley or cheshire cat print would be at the top of my list! Is it my birthday yet? :D

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    1. LOL. Well, you don't really get to choose exactly... Mr. Random.org chooses for you. ;) Good luck!

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  35. Yes hello, AIW addict here. I have to admit I loved the purple ink in book two, butttt the blue ink is pretty fantastic as well. I absolutely love the White Rabbit Print, or any of the swag boxes, or really anything because they are all pretty fantastical!

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  36. I do love the blue! I'd love the audio books, I've been getting into them lately as I can cook and do laundry while still "reading"

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  37. I love the blue. I'm very curious about Moth in the Mirror, but I'm looking forward to Six Impossible things most. And I would love any of them, but I want the audio books most.

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  38. Love blue but in darker shades, then brown and white. I'd love the audio books. Perfect for those days that I want to isolate the world. Especially when I am traveling on the underground.

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  39. Yay! Blue is my favorite color, too. I can't wait until this comes out! Splintered is one of my favorite series ever. <3

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  40. Oh how I would love to win the new book signed by you my dear! OR the follow the white rabbit for our new home (not back in the home we own yet, but in a rental again for a while) and it would be perfect! I always love everything you do, kindred souls perhaps. :-) Thank you for always being so generous to your fans!! I guessed the blue too, but kind of hoped purple, so purply blue will be really great.

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    1. Right? It's almost a periwinkle. So pretty! And you're welcome. Thank YOU for reading my series!

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  41. I would love to win anything! Even if I don't, I just love to get the word out! Everyone needs to know about these amazing series!

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  42. I'm super excited to learn more about Alyssa's mums journey and how her relation with Morpheus was! And yes - the blue ink is gorgeously frabjous! :D

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    1. That was one of my favorite stories to write, BTW. It was so interesting watching those two interact. ;)

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  43. I knew it would be blue! I knew it! And I love it! So gorgeous! Blue is one of my favorite colors (yes, because I have more than one lol)
    I love the color ink, it makes your books even more unique and perfect!

    Can't wait to read this book, specially Six Impossible Things!
    Oh and thanks for sharing the Untamed Countdown Widget, I was looking for it to add it to my blog :D

    I'd love to win the audio set, the vintage gift tags or the swag pack... or anything. Everything looks awesome! Thank you for this amazing giveaway and for making it INT! ♥

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    1. You're welcome! And thanks for adding the widget. :)

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  44. I am always excited when I see that the author`s name on the book is A.G.Howard! <3 I love the Splintered series, it`s one of my favourites.

    Because I`ve been leaving tons of comments in the Facebook and Goodreads fan groups and also looking at Pinterest and just spreading excitement, I am most looking forward to reading "Six impossible things", because Morpheus is my favourite character! (And Alyssa too ;)) I want to see their epic happily ever after and their Blue boy so much!

    Anyways, I wish you luck with the current release of this book and a lot of inspiration, so you can write many more amazing books in the future! :* XOXO

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  45. Aah, that cover is beautiful! xoxo

    www.thelittleenigma.blogspot.com

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  46. Blue is my favorite color, and I love what you do with matching the color of the words to the theme of the books! It is so cool and unique! I am currently reading Unhinged, and am loving it! I am looking forward to reading Untamed and Unhinged!! I would love to win the audiobooks set! I love to listen to narrarater's way of sounding like each different character.

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    1. Thank you! Actually, I'm not the one responsible for the beautiful books. That's all my publisher's doing. ;)

      Here's more about the designing process, if you're interested: http://anita-authoraghoward.blogspot.com/p/one-thing-i-have-in-common-with-many.html

      Good luck in the giveaway! The audio books are incredible, BTW. The narrator did a brilliant job with everyone's voices. :)

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  47. I love the cover! The blue offsets all the other colors perfectly. So excited to read it! I read the first two books in one day and couldn't put them down!

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  48. I love the color blue.. reminds me a lot of Morpheus... Anyways I'm so excited that there is another book! I was upset when I finished the last book, so another one will maybe help cure my post-book depression!

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  49. Ahh I love the blue! I've missed the characters so much. <3

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  50. WHY OH WHY ISN'T IT DECEMBER YET??
    I flew through the first three in one week and had one of the biggest book hangovers of my LIFE. I hope I win one of the prizes! =D

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    1. The audiobooks would be especially amazing! Or one of the pieces of art!

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  51. I love the Splintered series! In a few short days, I read through Splintered, Unhinged and Ensnared. I'm so excited for Untamed!

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  52. I love the Splintered series! Also, I think the blue is great.

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  53. So glad youre keeping going with the different ink colours, its really cool! Cant wait to read it : )

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  54. They are all great prizes! I wish more authors printed in color!

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  55. OMG! I haven't read the books yet, but I saw the cover and I definitely loved them, I'm reading Splintered and I got catched on the story, it's pretty amazing, you have an awesome writing, It's just perfect, lewis carroll would be proud of you, I am, I just loved your books, and btw the color ink IT'S AMAZING, can't wait for read all other books, why is december so far away? Grettings from Venezuela. You got a new fan <3

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    1. Thanks Luis! That's the nicest thing you could've said. Lewis Carroll was a literary genius!

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  56. Oh my gosh it's beautiful! Of course, I expected as much with your books, everything is beautiful!

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  58. I am so excited to read all of these stories! I love the color blue for the ink.

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  59. I can't wait! And the cover for "Untamed" is my absolute favorite! ...so far, I'll have to reevaluate when your "Phantom" twist comes out. :-)

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  60. the HTML widget isn't working when I try to embed it... :-(

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    1. I'm sorry! Maybe it's not compatible with your blog's platform. It works really well on most of them, I think. What do you have?

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  61. Love the blue ink! And the names are filling me with so much anticipation...but 'Six Impossible Things' has definitely caught my eye. It brings to mind so many possibilities - I can't wait!! <3

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  62. All your books have such ogle-worthy covers *___*

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  63. And did I mention this vintage-ish shade of blue is one of my favorite colors ever? I dont have much luck winning giveaways but yours' are always worth a try ^_^

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  64. I would love to win the audio books. During my long commutes I just long to be reading my books instead! I honestly would love any of the prizes but the audio books would definitely make my mornings better!

    Keep writing :)

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  65. I think the use of the color ink in your books gives it a special & unique quality, especially to the reader. It shows you took time on your novels, to where everything seems perfect for the reader. I liked that. I've only ever read SPLINTERED & of course I love it with the pretty purple ink!! Can't wait to get into UNHINGED but not before THE MOTH IN THE MIRROR!! Thank you for the opportunity. Even if I don't win, I'm still buying UNTAMED to add to my pretty bookshelf. ;)



















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  66. I read all three books in 2 weeks! I'd love to hear the audio books next. I'm not ready to say goodbye to these characters yet😒 thank you for creating such a wonderful story!

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  67. The Ink Color is absolutely fabulous! I just love the shade. As far as the prizes, I just love the prints!!!

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  68. I love your series! I decided to write my own Wonderland retelling as well because of it!
    As always love the cover so pretty!

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  69. Oh, I didn't win :( maybe the next time!

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