Monday, August 23, 2010

Blog with Bite Presents Vampire Week Part 1


"The strength of the vampire is that people will not believe in him." - Garrett Fort

The most famous of all the paranormal creatures, the vampire has haunted our nightmares since the dawn of written history. And now...the vampire has taken up residence in a new part of our existence, our fantasies. Blog with Bite is proud to launch it's biggest Feature Week ever. So, big that it will have to be split into two features. We begin Week 1 with three GREAT authors that we are thrilled to welcome to our humble blog. You will have a chance to win 3 Prizes this week. Stay posted!

First though, we want to know, what was the first book that you ever read/loved that had a vampire in it?

Featured Authors (Alphabetical)


J.K. Beck

J.K. Beck is the new pen name for bestselling author Julie Kenner. Her series is called THE SHADOW KEEPERS. 

BOOKS:
When Blood Calls
When Pleasure Rules
When Wicked Craves


Synopsis, When Blood Calls:

Sara Constantine is one of the country’s most tenacious prosecuting attorneys—and she’s just secured a well-earned promotion. At first she’s thrilled. Then she finds out her new job involves prosecuting vampires and werewolves. And nothing prepares Sara for the shock she receives when she meets the first defendant she’ll be trying to put away: Lucius Dragos, the sexy stranger with whom she recently shared an explosive night of ecstasy.

When Lucius Dragos kisses the beautiful woman sitting next to him at the bar, he’s only hoping to blend into the crowd and avoid the perceptive gaze of the man he’s following…and planning to kill. But what starts as a simple kiss to secure his cover ignites into a fierce hunger that leads to an all-consuming passion. Charged with murder, Luke knows Sara will do whatever it takes to see him locked away—unless he can convince her that he’s not the monster she thinks he is. And that might mean making the greatest sacrifice a vampire can make.


Prize up for grabs:

$15 Amazon.com Gift Card
Bound Galleys of When Pleasure Rules & When Wicked Craves
{This prize pack is open for international entries!}

Madelyn Ford

In 2006, a dear friend gave Madelyn a copy of Laurel Hamilton's Guilty Pleasures and she was stunned that books about vampires were actually being published. Where had she been all these years....? Lost somewhere in the land of the Little Mermaid, most likely. Suddenly insanity hit and she thought, "I can do this!"

 Synopsis, Faith Revisted

Once one of the most powerful of Angels, Bale, along with his fellow Grigori brethren, were punished due to Lucifer's trickery, and the only hope for redemption is to protect those Earthbound souls from the rising of Lucifer's Demon children. It is a duty they gladly accept. But when Bale finds himself fascinated with the vampire, Faith, he fights it. Not only does the longing for her go against a vow he'd made centuries before, he is pretty certain someone is targeting him and his brothers-one of their own-so to protect her, he tries to resist the pull.
For Faith Magee, meeting Bale was like stepping out of the pan and into the fire. An injury due to a Demon hunt sends her into Transfiguration, the process by which a child born of a Vampire father turns, one year early and instead of getting out from under her domineering father's thumb, finds that by taking Bale's blood, she is bonded to a male who doesn't seem to want her. And to make matters worse, blood from any other makes her violently ill. With her only options starving to death or giving into an alpha warrior, what's a vampire to do?

Prize up for grabs:

Digital download of FAITH REVISITED
{This prize pack is open for international entries!}

D. B. Reynolds

D.B. Reynolds is the author of the fabulous Vampires in America series, along with other books in the paranormal romance realm.



 Synopsis, Raphael


Malibu, California—home to rock-and-roll gods and movie stars, the beautiful, the rich . . . and vampires.

Powerful and charismatic, Raphael is a Vampire Lord, one of the few who hold the power of life and death over every vampire in existence. Thousands call him Master and have pledged absolute loyalty on their very lives. But when, in a brazen and deadly daylight attack, a gang of human killers kidnaps the one female vampire he’d give his life for, Raphael turns to a human investigator to find his enemies before it’s too late.

Cynthia Leighton is smart, tough and sexy, a private investigator and former cop who’s tired of spying on cheating spouses and digging out old bank accounts. When Raphael asks for her help in tracking down the kidnappers, Cyn’s happy to accept. But she soon realizes her greatest danger comes not from the humans, but from Raphael himself.

Battling Russian mobsters and treacherous vampires, and betrayed by those they trusted, Cyn and Raphael find themselves fighting for their lives while caught up in a passion of blood and violence that is destined to destroy them both.


Prize up for grabs:

Winners Choice! Raphael Jabril or Rajmund (books #1, 2 or 3 in the Vampires in America series)
{This prize pack is open for international entries!}

Contest Deets:
  • There will be three winners, each will win an Author Prize pack, listed above.
  • Contest ends Aug 31st 11:59 am CST
  • You have to be a BWB Follower
  • To enter comment on this post
  • This contest is INTERNATIONAL
  • Books are provided by the author and not Blog with Bite. 
  • Winner will be chosen randomly with random.org based on those numbers in the comments section
  • Winner will be notified by post
  • If a winner does not respond with 48 hours another winner is chosen, if the 2nd winner does not respond, quickie twitter giveaways are fun
Extra Entries (if you feel so obliged) - leave a comment for each extra entry you submit 

129 comments:

Rex Robot Reviews said...

Vampire week? Awesome! Love the new look too. I would love to be entered in the giveaway :)

rexreadingrobot at gmail dot com

May said...

Hey, since you asked, I believe my first vampire book was Anne Rice's interview with a vampire, if I remember correctly ^^

And I'd like to be entered on the giveaway! :D

mayarend at yahoo dot com dot br

debbie said...

The first book I ever read with a vampire was salem's lot. I loved it.
I am a gfc follower.
debbie
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

Virginia C said...

Thanks for a great giveaway! I have read "When Blood Calls", and it is terrific! A fantastic start to a great new paranormal suspense series!

The first, the best, the scariest Vampire of all is "Bram Stoker's Dracula". It scared the stuffing out of me, and it still does!

gcwhiskas at aol dot com

Bethany C. said...

I think my first vampire book was Guilty Pleasures, although thinking back, does Bunnicula count? The best book with vampires in it I've read lately was Red-Headed Stepchild.
b(dot)cardone(at)hotmail

DforDarla's Definite Reads said...

I think my first vampire book was Dark Side of the Moon by Sherrilyn Kenyon


http://twitter.com/DforDarla/status/21921385755

s7anna said...

I can't remember the name but it was a book by Christine Feehan.

*hugs*
Anna
s7anna@yahoo.ca

s7anna said...

*posted on facebook - http://www.facebook.com/people/Anna-Shah-Hoque/767402866

*hugs*
Anna
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Pamk said...

wow what a great prize list. I love JK Beck's When Blood Calls will be posting my review for it shortly and I'd absolutely love to win the next two lol.

k_sunshine1977 said...

i don't remember the first vampire book i ever read, but i remember the first vampire romance - obsession by lori herter. they should seriously reprint that series!

i like blog with bite on facebook

k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

Steph said...

The first book I read with Vampires was probably Salem's Lot by Stephen King. I was 15 or 16 and it scared me so much I wouldn't open my windows for a year and put garlic between the inner window and the screen. The first book I REMEMBER loving with a vampire was Twilight. But, I am 50 so I am sure that somewhere in my reading history there are vampires in the books.


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Teril said...

Bram Stoker's Dracula in Jr. High. That was my first delve into vampires.
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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

One of Christine Feehan's Carpathian books, possibly The Dark Prince. As soon as I realized that this was a series, I hunted down every book that was out at that time an read till the wee hours every night. I was totally fascinated by this "new" genre and quickly moved on to werewolves.
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Teril said...

http://snarkymamma.blogspot.com/2010/08/vampire-week-peeps.html

terilhack(@) gmail.com

here is my blog post. Cannot wait to start reading more.

Teril said...

Joined on facebook

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emmad said...

To be honest I can't remember when I first read about vampires. I've been reading fantasy and paranormal since I was about 10 and it's just always been my companion so to speak. :)

Not sure how I show up as a follower lol. Subscribe via google reader and I think the blogger network. Possibly also via google friend connect.

jeanette8042 said...

Hmm I think the first book I read and loved with a vampire in it was Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dance With The Devil, I lurv her books!

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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jeanette8042 said...

Linked giveaway on blog sidebar: http://jeanette8042.blogspot.com/

jeanette8042 said...

"like" BWB on Facebook/Jeanette Juan

Andrea I said...

I don't remember my first vampire book. The first one to make an impression on me was Adrian Phoenix's A rush of Wings.

I'm looking forward to this week.

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Andrea I said...

Tweeted

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READFREEK said...

Love vampires and love a vampire week! I'd like to enter.

readfreek at gmail dot com

Tara SG (25 Hour Books) said...

I'm not sure what my first vampire book was, but my first as an adult (and the beginning of my affair with UF) was the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost.

Tara SG (contact@taraSG.com)

Tore said...

I think my first Vampire Book was Interview with the Vampire. Please enter me in contest. Thank you. Tore923@aol.com

latishajean said...

I love vampire books Great giveaway thank you for the chance!
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latishajean said...

Liked BWB on facebook/latisha depoortere
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latishajean said...

tweeted too
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Cindy said...

I love this topic...I love vampire romance...my first vampire read was Dark Lover by J.R. Ward...I would absolutely love to win one of these prizes...thanks for the opportunity!!
Cindy

ctrim@wi.rr.com

AllTheWiser said...

Anne Rice's Interview With A Vampire
was my first adult vamp read.
And can I just say...
YUM to J.K Beck's When Blood Calls
cover? YUM!
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AllTheWiser said...

New blog follower and
tweeted here
http://twitter.com/AllTheWiser/status/21958431574

Cathie said...

The vampire book that hooked me was L.J. Smith's Vampire Diaries 20 years ago. I laughed, I cried, I yelled at my mom to take me to the library NOW to get the next book.

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Cathie said...

I like BWB.
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Cathie said...

I tweeted.

http://twitter.com/greatmasteryoda/status/21959540279

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Cathie said...

Posted on FB.

http://www.facebook.com/cathie.veres?v=wall&story_fbid=108770212512434&ref=mf

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Robin K said...

I believe it was a book by Lynsay Sands or Hannah Howell. Then Twilight really got me addicted.

robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

Robin K said...

Tweeted here: http://twitter.com/IntenseWhisper/status/21963564978

Robin K said...

I follow on facebook as well.

http://www.facebook.com/intensewhisper

Seleste said...

Vampires? Count me in. The first book I remember loving the vampires in was Interview with the Vampire. Though Dracula still holds a special place in my heart :)

I'm hoping I followed under the right google account LOL.

selestialaurora(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jennifer Mathis said...

my first was Bram's dracula and then I read Mina oh but my mind is slipping and I can't remember who wrote that

meandi09@yahoo.com

Reena Jacobs said...

Fun! Vampire week! You've motivated me to get around to reading Renegade Hunter by Lynsay Sands.

Tweet:http://twitter.com/ReenaJacobs/statuses/21970204292
Sidebar and Contest page: www.reenajacobs.com/blog

J.K. Beck said...

Let Vampire Week begin!!!!

I'm so psyched to be participating!

buddyt said...

I am a Follower via GFC>

GReat giveaway.

Thanks very much especially for opening it up to International entries !

My vampire reading goes a LONG way back and as far as I can remember Bram Stoker's Dracula was the first vampire book I ever read.

Thanks.

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

alanarose said...

Regarding immortality. If I lived 500 + years ago, I think I would miss the pace of life. Everything moves so fast nowadays, and I would miss the simpler times. rfirasek@hotmail.com

Paranormal Haven said...

Awesome, Vampire Week! These are all awesome prize packs.

Robin said...

I love Vampire week. And loving the site.

bryansjenn said...

I have no idea what I'm doing! I thought I was fairly internet savvy, and but it looks like I'm just incredibly dependent on Facebook! Now I have to figure out these blog things again! :P

commented @ http://www.blogwithbite.com/2010/08/vampire-week-guest-post-jk-beck.html

fan on FB

shared on Fb @ http://www.facebook.com/jennlee1978

Thanks for the contest!
bryansjenn@hotmail.com

Melissa said...

First vamp BOOK had to be Anne Rice's series.

I follow!

Melissa said...

http://twitter.com/BooksThings/status/22025670014

D. said...

Hmmm. I believe my first vamp book was one by Ann Rice. I accepted the loan from a friend reluctantly and used it to prop my ten key up until I realized it's real value was in its contents not its height:) I've been hooked every since.

cardnoc said...

awesome giveaway, and love the new look.

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booklover0226 said...

Thanks for the great contest. I look forward in reading the posts.

I'm a BWB follower.

Thanks,
Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

pams00 said...

Vampire week? How awesome ! Great Prize Packs up for grabs. I have J.K.'s 1st book to be read next pile after I finish the one I'm on now. Would loke to be able to get the others lol. Would be happy with the other prizes as well they all look like great reads.

Pam S
pams00 @ aol.com

pams00 said...

I'm a BWB FB follower (Pamela Sinclair)

Pam S
pams00 @ aol.com

pams00 said...

tweeted:
http://twitter.com/pams00/status/22037676389

Pam S
pams00 @ aol.com

booklover0226 said...

DUH - I forgot to answer the question...

The first vampire book I read was Blood Games by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro.. it was delicious!

Thanks,
Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com
I'm a follower.

elaing8 said...

Great giveaway.
My first vampire book...yep I'm gonna say it..lol..Twilight

I am a follower

elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

elaing8 said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/elaing8/status/22045201198

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Kelsey said...

GREAT contest! Count me in.

I'm an old follower.

krae991 at yahoo dot com

Kelsey said...

I have the contest link on my right sidebar under Current Contests: www.thedoortowonderland.blogspot.com

krae991 at yahoo dot com

Kelsey said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/Door2Wonderland/status/22050780126

krae991 at yahoo dot com

Giada M said...

Thank you for this awesome event!
I'm a blog follower and email subscriber.
My first vampire book was Dracula by Bram Stoker.

Thank you for this chance! :)

Giada M.

fabgiada (at) gmail (dot) com

Giada M said...

I commented on Guest Post J.K. Beck

Virginia C said...

I also commented on "Vampire Week - Guest Post J.K. Beck" : )

US Resident, GFC Follower, Subscriber

gcwhiskas at aol dot com

Aik said...

I'd love to enter!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I'm a facebook fan. [Aik Chien]

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

Tweeted:

http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/22093890842

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DforDarla's Definite Reads said...

I commented over at DB Reynold's interview. Great interview and had a lot of fun reading.

Cathy M said...

I've been reading vampire stories for so long, I not totally sure which one was my first. Thinking it was probably Christine Feehan's, Carpathians series.


blog follower
email subscriber.

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Cathy M said...

left a comment on JK's blog post.

follower
US reader

caity_mack at yahoo dot com

Cathy M said...

left a comment on DB Reynolds blog post.

a follower

caity_mack at yahoo dot com

Kulsuma said...

Count me in!

I'm a follower.

k_anon[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk

jellybelly82158 said...

I love your new site look

I am a follower

jellybelly82158 at gmail dot com

booklover0226 said...

I commented on the posts dated 8/24 and 8/25.

Thanks,
Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

JoAnna said...

My first vampire book was Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice.

I am a follower.

beckerjo(at)verizon(dot)net

JoAnna said...

I clicked like on your BWB facebook page.

beckerjo(at)verizon(dot)net

JoAnna said...

Posted an entry on my blog:
http://beckerjo.blogspot.com/2010/08/vampire-week-at-blog-with-bite.html

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JoAnna said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/beckerjo/status/22137028869

JenM said...

My first vampire book was Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's Count of Saint Germaine series - which is fantastic by the way.

follower of BWB.
jen at delux dot com

JenM said...

commented on the JK Beck post.

jen at delux dot com

JenM said...

commented on the DB Reynolds interview - really interesting interview with lots of good questions!

jen at delux dot com

throuthehaze said...

The Vampire Lestat was the first vampire book I read that I loved.
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throuthehaze said...

Liked BWB on facebook-Rae Pavey
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Tiffani said...

Posted it in the sidebar on my blog :)

http://cafeofanswers.blogspot.com/


email: cafe(dot)of(dot)answers@gmail(dot)com

Danielle said...

The first paranormal romance I read had a vampire in it and now I'm totally addicted to this genre. The hotter the better.

I'm a follower and I posted on facebook.

Danielle
Romance Book Junkies

practimom said...

Vampire Week Rocks!! My first vampire books was The Last Vampire by Christopher Pike. I started reading it in middle school and have loved vampires since!!

practimom at yahoo dot com

practimom said...

And lemma just say for DB

immortality as a vampire
wrath
straight from the vain is too sexy!

amandawk said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! My first vampire book was the Sookie Stackhouse series.
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amandawk said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/amandawk/status/22323578530

DforDarla's Definite Reads said...

Took the vamp survey. It was fun and kind of interesting to see the various traits, can't wait to see the final results.

DforDarla(@)gmail(dot)com

Tara W said...

The first vampire book that I ever read was Salem's Lot by Stephen King.
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Tara W said...

I "Like" BWB on facebook. (Tara Woods)

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Ashley's Bookshelf said...

The first book that I can most remember reading that had vampires in it was Amelia Atwater-Rhodes's book. In the Forests of the Night.

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Sweeter the berry said...

Lovve, love vampires. Great site and giveaway.

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Sweeter the berry said...

Like you in fb/letesshaw

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Sweeter the berry said...

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Meredith said...

My first was Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice.

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loves2read said...

The first vamp book I ever read was Dracula. I read the book after I watched the movie.

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jellybelly82158 said...

I think my first vampire book was Dracula.

I am a follower

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Dovile said...

My first vampire book was Veil of Midnight by Lara Adrian.

Thanks for the chance! I'm a follower

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Natasha said...

What an awesome contest! Count me in for sure!!

I follow!
Tweeted: http://twitter.com/AGreatBook/status/22468465831

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cdm said...

Anne Rice's Interview With a vampire was the first vampire novel I read that I recall. From that point on it never stopped. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the contest.

jellybelly82158 said...

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Brooke said...

I feel like this can't really be true, but the first vampire book I remember reading is Twilight. Well, actually I read Breaking Dawn first. I feel like I must be forgetting at least one from before that though.

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a GFC follower.

DforDarla's Definite Reads said...

I commented on Madelyn Ford's post.

booklover0226 said...

I commented on Madelyn Ford's post.

Thanks,
Tracey D

k_sunshine1977 said...

i left a comment on madelyn ford's post...

k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

donnas said...

Awesome theme. So many books I want to read. Vampires are by far my favorite paranormal creature.

FB fan

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mbreakfield said...

The first vampire, that caught my eye was Dracula. I always secretly rooted for him.
I'm a follower.
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mbreakfield said...

I tweeted. http://twitter.com/mbreakfield/statuses/22583399056
marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)comm

mbreakfield said...

I took the vampire survey and commented.
marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

mbreakfield said...

Commented on the Faith Revisited review post.
marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

mbreakfield said...

Commented on Madelyn Ford's post.
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Mysteriousrose said...

My first vampire book was L. J. Smiths Vampire Diaries when they where first published.

Thank you for the giveaway.

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Mysteriousrose said...

+1 Liked BWB on facebook name: Mette Jensen

Mysteriousrose said...

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Mysteriousrose said...

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ms. caboo said...

I first read Interview With a Vampire by Anne Rice, and fell in love with the whole series. I just read Fat Vampire--a teen novel about Doug, who's fifteen, nerdy, fat, and a vampire. Pretty funny, with some interesting developments in the novel. Give it a try!

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Linna (21 ♡ pages) said...

These books look awesome. :) Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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Rosie said...

Thanks for the vamp contest!!! I love me some vamps, that's for sure. :-)

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Spav said...

Awesome giveaway. Count me in, please!

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jellybelly82158 said...

Great giveaway. Love vampires.


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jellybelly82158 said...

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