Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Do you want to LET THE SKY FALL???? (Hint: there's a giveaway!)

Okay--don't go into shock, but I AM ACTUALLY POSTING ON MY BLOG. (I know, I know--I said don't go into shock!)

Sadly, this does not mean I'm out of the deadline cave. I'm still very much trapped in that dark, stressful place for at least another few weeks. But the good news is: I snuck out into the light because I have something SUPER AWESOME to share with you guys--and a contest too! (so you'll want to stick with me to the end of this post)

See, I don't know if you realize this, but LET THE SKY FALL is launching into the world in LESS THAN 100 DAYS!!!!

I know to some of you that might sound very far away--but trust me, that is SOON. Like holy crap, there aren't enough exclamation marks in the world to convey how soon that is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Personally, I'd been planning to commemorate the impending countdown to LTSF's launch with a panicky, exclamation mark filled post (hey, kinda like this one) wherein I stressed about ALL THE THINGS.

Fortunately though, the lovely people at S&S had something MUCH more awesome planned (this is why authors shouldn't be in charge of these things). And so, I give you: THE MOST SHINY AWESOME COUNTDOWN WIDGET I HAVE EVER SEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Make sure you click the play button in the top right--THERE ARE WIND SOUND FX!!!!
(and if, for some reason, that isn't loading right on your screen, you can also find it HERE)

Equally exciting--or maybe even MORE SO--is that S&S has also built a super-awesome microsite for LET THE SKY FALL, which they will be adding all kinds of cool things to in the months to come. And to start off the fun, they have the first four chapters online for you to read. Click HERE to check that out.

You can also click HERE to add it to your Goodreads shelves and HERE to "like" LET THE SKY FALL on Facebook.

And of course this wouldn't be a proper celebration without a contest. SO I'M ALSO GIVING AWAY AN ARC OF LET THE SKY FALL!!!!!!!!!!

I want to make this really nice and easy for everyone (especially myself, given the whole DROWNING IN DEADLINES thing). So to enter all you have to do is leave a comment on this post by 11:59 pm pacific time on Saturday, December 8th. I'll draw one random winner and post their name on Sunday, December 9th. That's it--that's all you have to do. And international entries are welcome.

HOWEVER, I know some of you might wish there were a way to increase your chances of winning. So I will also give FIVE extra entries to anyone who posts the widget on their blog. I don't need a link--if you say you did it I trust you. But make sure you let me know that you did so I can give you your extra entries. 

Ready?

Set?

GO!!!!!!!

112 comments:

  1. OH MY GOSH YAYYYY!!!! I love the wind effects!!!! That is so creative!!! I never seen/heard a widget with sound!!! I'm so excited for you!!! And for us!!! 100 days sounds like its far away, but I remember back when you told us about LTSF, and how you became a YA author!!! So YAY!!!

    LTSF is like, my #1 debut of 2013. I can't wait to get a pretty copy!!! Thank you for giving away an ARC!!!

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    1. OH MY GOSH I FORGOT. I put the widget here:

      http://lilleetleet.webs.com/

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  2. LESS THAN 100 DAYS?! *spins you around in dizzy circles* DOUBLE DIGITS. This makes the wait ever so slightly less painful. But give me until tomorrow and I'll be whining how far off release date is again.

    You have the COOLEST countdown widget. WINDY SOUNDS! And hot guy and girl sky-embracing! And quotes about how INCREDIBLE the book is from authors who know their shiz! You're the next one of THEM. Isn't that exciting?!

    Thank you for the super droolworthy giveaway and good luck with your deadline!! <3

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  3. I know 100 days will probably fly by for you, but I am getting very impatient!! Please enter me in the giveaway--I can't wait to read your book (and exuberantly gush about it, I'm sure)!

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  4. I can't wait to read LET THE SKY FALL!! 100 days will fly by in no time, especially when you're on deadline :)

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  5. I love it! I wish I had a blog to post it on.

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  6. It's such a pretty widget :) Can't wait to read the book!

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  7. That widget is so awesome! I like the wind sounds and how the characters comes floating down from the sky. Can't wait to read this! :)

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  8. Ooh, that’s a very neat widget! I’m looking forward to LTSF! :)

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  9. So pretty!!! I can't wait for Let the Sky Fall :D

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  10. That's so exciting, Shannon! I can't wait to read it.

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  11. Wow! Love the widget! How exciting!!! Can't wait!

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  12. Eeeeee I want this so bad! Just finished Keeper last week & loved it. I'm just that much more anxious for Let the Sky Fall now though!

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  13. Yay! The new site and widget are awesome! Let the Sky Fall is one of my most anticipated reads of 2013. Can't. wait.

    And also, the widget is posted on my blog! (I would have done that without the giveaway. :D)

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  14. LOVE it!! Love the wind effect and birds and yay! You got a blurb by the fabulous Becca !!!

    Oand OMGosh look at the Ltsk site! LOVE it! How exciting!

    You are on fire, Shannon!!

    Thank you so much for giving us an opportunity to win a copy!Crossing my fingers. You're such a great writer!

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  15. WOW!! I just read the blurb. I think I forgot how intriguing it is! Big props to you for coming up with such and awesome ides! Man--LOVE the storyline!

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  16. GORGEOUS! That is one of the best and prettiest widgets I have ever seen!
    This is one of my top 3 highly anticipated books for 2013! I cannot wait to read it!
    And of course, I added the widget to my blog too :)
    Thank you!!!

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  17. 100 DAYS? SO SOON? Shannon, the months are really flying by! I agree - 100 days is NOTHING. LTSF will be on shelves before you know it. ;) Oh, awesome! Thanks so much for this amazing chance to win, Shannon. Really hope I get the ARC! <3

    Also, I added the widget to my <a href="http://thebookgalaxy.blogspot.com>blog</a>. It looks BOO-TI-FUL!

    You go, girl!

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  18. Love this cover! It's gorgeous and I'm really looking forward to reading this.

    xo
    jaime

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  19. Oh, really can't wait to read this one! Love the widget too! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Vivian
    Confessions of a Vi3tBabe
    Deity Island

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  20. So pretty. Can't wait to read! Let the countdown begin!

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  21. That widget is perfect and so you.

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  22. Wow! I am so excited!
    count me in :)

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  23. I am super excited for this book. Yay countdown widget and giveaway!

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  24. CONGRATS! The new widget is soooo cool! I tried adding it to the sidebar of my blog, but was unsuccessful. I do have just your book cover in my blog sidebar which links back to your blog. I look forward to reading your book. : )

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    1. Huh--I wonder why it wouldn't work. Well, I will definitely count the cover/link instead. 5 extra entries And THANK YOU! :)

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  25. Yay! I can't wait for LTSF! I'm so excited. I added the widget to the sidebar of my blog too!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  26. I'd so love to win. I can't wait to read it.

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  27. I hope I win so I don't have to stare at the widget for 89 more days. I mean, it's very nice, but I'm impatient. ;)

    I loved KEEPER so much I just ordered a copy for my niece for Christmas.
    #coolauntie.

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  28. Ahh, so freakin' excited! 100 days!!!! The widget is so awesome, put it on my blog (paintingwithw0rds.blogspot.com) ;)

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  29. That widget is great. I'd love to enter,
    coreenamcburnie at gmail dot com
    Coreena

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  30. ooo pretty counter! I can't wait to get my hands on it!

    maingurl3079999(@)live.com

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  31. 90 days left!!! Wow, this widget is SO AWESOME. I get giddy everytime I look at it. :)

    Thank you for the giveaway and definitely put the widget in my blog! It's too pretty and I want it in my blog. Haha!

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  32. The wind effects are awesome! What a lovely widget.

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  33. Of course I've got the widget! Can't wait for your new book!

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  34. Ohh Congratulations!! Can't wait :D

    magabygc at gmail.com

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  35. :O COMPLETELY AWESOME! That wind effect is really cool, but what I THINK is even more awesome is that it's blurbed by BECCA FITZPATRICK and Kiersten White!!! Now that is EPIC!!! ^_^

    -90 Days is TOO LONG a WAIT!!!! I NEED IT NOW @_@ =P =)
    and yes i put the widget up on the blog, HERE!!

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  36. Congrats from RI! Can't wait to place the book on order for our teens :o)

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  37. Eep! Cannot believe that Let the Sky Fall is so close to coming out-although its not close enough!!!!!!!!!!

    Cannot wait to read it!

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  38. YESSSS!!! I can't wait for this!! Thank you for the chance to get my hands on it early :)

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  39. I already pre-ordered this and I'm so psyched for it.

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  40. Thanks for the giveaway! I posted the widget on my blog (A Trail of Books Left Behind)

    megan.qualls(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. Awesome widget! Thanks for the giveaway!

    90 MORE DAYS. EEEEEP.

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  42. I love the cover and the story sounds so intriguing!
    I've just added the book to my Goodreads list of books TBR, so glad it's coming out soon!

    Also, thank you so much for making the giveaway open internationally!

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  43. Omg. Yes yes yes yes. I need this ARC! I NEED IT! Ahh. Dying to read your book, sweetie. <3 Sigh. Alsoo! The widget is GORGEOUS :D

    +1 comment
    +5 added on my blog: www.carinabooks.blogspot.com

    Love, Carina

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  44. Let The Sky Fall is one of my most anticipated books for 2012! Can't wait to read it :) for some reason the widget doesn't work on Wordpress blogs :(

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    1. Gosh--I'm so sorry. I don't know why. I let someone at S&S know and they're seeing if they can find the problem. I'll let you know if they do.

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  45. All good news. Congratulations.

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  46. I would love to be entered to win this one for myself and my granddaughter! It sounds really great. Thanks for the chance.

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

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  47. So can't wait! Want to read this soooo bad! I am currently adding a countdown widget to my blog!

    alexandra.n.ehlers@gmail.com

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    1. Succeeded in putting the widget on my blog: alexandratrebek.blogspot.com

      So...
      +1 for the comment
      +5 for the widget

      EEEEP!

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  48. That really is soon! Can't wait to read it :) Good luck with those deadlines :)

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  49. What a great countdown widget! Yay! And, thank you for the giveaway!

    :).

    lisalueddecke at yahoo dot com.

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  50. I cant wait for the book to come out! It looks really good! Loving the widget. xD

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  51. Yeah! I love giveaways especially ones that are this awesome! I put the widget on my blog! The sound effects are cool!

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  52. That widget is great *sound effects* are awesome!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Pnrurbfantasyreview @ hotmail.com

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  53. :O sooo pretty I can't waaaaait!!! Thank you so much for the giveaway!! :D

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  54. I put the widget on my blog and can not wait to read Let The Sky Fall! My blog address http://glass-of-wine.blogspot.ca/

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  55. i love the widget!!! very excited to read let the sky fall. thank you for this giveaway :)

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  56. Thanks so much! CANNOT wait to read your book! Happy Holidays!

    beccaboo97200 (at) att (dot) net

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  57. Cool widget! I am so excited for this book! Thank you.

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  58. I love the beautiful widget. I am proud to post it on my blog and share it for the world. :) Less than 100 days!!!! The real countdown begins. I simply can't wait. :)

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  59. I'm so excited for you. Would love to win the ARC!

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  60. That is SO annoying. My comment didn't post hehe. BUT.....OH MY GOSH I FREAKING LOVE THE WIDGET! BEST I HAVE SEEN IN LOVE FOREVER!!! HOW DID YOU GET SO EPICLY LUCKY YOU AWESOME AUTHOR YOU?!!!

    +5 points for adding blog widget. :D Actually I did it before I even saw the whole point thing. BONUS!
    Thanks for the contest ! I can't tell you how much I NEEEEEEEEEEED this book. It's insane want. Literally....Ugh. I wish it were 9 days till release instead of 99. Ah well, I can preorder!!!

    XOXOXOXOXO, Inky @ Book Haven Extraordinaire

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  61. Yippee!!! I can't wait to read this book!!! *happy dance* Congratulations! *crosses fingers*

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  62. That is the coolest widgets I've seen, and I have seen quite a few! :)

    +5 points for adding on my blog.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    Emz @ http://icycoldreads.blogspot.com/

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  63. That is the most inventive widget I've ever seen!! Shannon, you totally RAWK! I loved Keepers so much that I totally want a copy of this book.

    I'd be honored to add this widget to my site! +5 YAY! for the countdown.

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  64. WOW!!! You da BOMB, girl! I'm so happy for you and proud of you!!! xoxo

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  65. That excerpt was a delicious read, and a terrible, terrible tease!
    Congratulations on the upcoming YA debut, Shannon. Can't wait to read all of Let The Sky Fall!!!

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  66. OMG! I'm so excited for Let the Sky Fall now! Before, I was like "meh..." but now I'm so pumped up!

    I'm so excited having the Let the Sky Fall widget on my blog! +5 for me, I guess!

    -Angie @YA Novelties

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  68. WOW!!! That's coming up fast ! :D I shared it on my blog :) I can't wait to read it!!! You are AWESOMEEEE :DDDD

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  69. wow, that widget IS shiny!! Thanks for having the giveaway. your book sounds awesome already!! :)
    maliha dot mals dot khan10 at gmail.com

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  70. Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway, Shannon! I shared the widget on my blog. I look forward to reading Let The Sky Fall! :)

    jessellevillegas@gmail.com

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  71. Thanks for the great giveaway! I'm really looking forward to reading your book! I've shared the widget on my tumblr blog. :D
    aldiss87[at]gmail[dot]com

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  72. Interesting plot. I'm looking forward to read this. :D

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  73. That's awesome! I love the sound effects - and eep! 90 days! I absolutely can't wait to read LTSF and would absolutely love to win this ARC, so thank you so much for the opportunity, Shannon! Congrats. :)

    (I also have put the countdown on my blog: http://findingblissinbooks.blogspot.com/) *crosses fingers*

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  75. After Becca Fitzpatrick recommended, I sure am excited already!

    I posted the widget in my Tumblr. :)

    - Camille

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  76. I am absolutely beyond excited for LTSF and I cannot think of a better Christmas gift than an ARC!
    Thanks so much for the chance to win your lovely book!
    I added the countdown widget to my blog (it's on the sidebar under "Counting Down"): http://thereadingenchantress.blogspot.com
    xo. Olivia

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  77. Oooh, exciting!! Can't wait to read! (And yes, cool sound effects :))

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  78. Can't wait! Can't wait! Can't wait!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  79. Ok, that is freakin' awesome.ha Can't wait!!!

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  80. Wow, less than 100 days, this is so exciting!! :)
    CONGRATSES! :)

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  81. Ahh! I, like everyone else, would love to win this. :] I added the countdown-thing to my blog: p-mato.blogspot.com. (It's so pretty!) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  82. Really want this!Thanks for making this international!S&S doesnt send ARCs internationally. :( Can't wait to read it and I'll post the link once I include the widget.Also,I was wondering if you'd like to. Participate in this feature of mine called "An Insight Of The Character's World."Deets here: http://perrytheplatypus1102-3daydreamer3.blogspot.com/p/an-insight-of-characters-world.html
    Thanks for considering! :)

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    1. Oops!Forgot email.Here it is: nobonitachowdhury@yahoo.com
      Also, added widget. :)

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  83. I would love to read LET THE SKY FALL thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  84. That's so exciting!! I can't wait : )

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  85. Love the excerpt and widget. Good luck, Shannon!

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  86. This widget is so awesome I'm ready to pass out. Posted it on my blog Queendsheena: http://queendsheena.blogspot.com. I know less that 100 days isn't a lot of time but I'm happy for you and wish you much success. I'm at the library so I can only peek at the excerpt but I love what I've read so far. Best of luck to all entrants and thanks for making this international Shannon.

    queendsheena@hotmail.com

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  87. Wow, great giveaway!! I would so love to win, crossing fingers :)

    june111(at)att(dot)net

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  88. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    naruto_and_hinata(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  89. Oh my goodness, I would LOVE to read this and have been lusting after it for forever now!!! I'm posting the widget RIGHT NOW and thank you for the opportunity to win :)

    Lynsey(AT)narrativelyspeaking(dot)com

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  90. Such a stunning cover. I'm really looking forward to this one

    jpetroroy at gmail dot com

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  91. Very cool widget! Excited for your book! Thanks for this giveaway!

    nudging.along[at]gmail.com

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  92. I love your "Keeper of the Lost Cities" and I can't wait for the second book. I also want to read more of your other book.

    Layla{underscore}keila{at}yahoo{dot}com

    I'll see you again at your San Diego book signing!

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  93. Thanks so much for the giveaway... awesome cover and cool widget!

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  94. Thank you so much for the giveaway. I have the widget posted on my book blog. :)

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  95. Let the Sky Fall sounds AMAZING and I can't wait to read it so thanks for the chance to win! Good luck with the deadlines, sending you virtual chocolate cake to brighten your day :)

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  96. Ooh, this is all so exciting, Shannon!

    Thank you for the opportunity to win!
    <3,
    - Ava

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  97. I'm am beyond excited to read your book, Shannon!!! In fact, I listed it as one of my top ten most anticipated books for 2013 on my blog.

    Unfortunately, &#@*$%^ Wordpress won't let me put the countdown widget on my sidebar, otherwise I would love to not only advertise for you, but get five extra points:(

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  98. Wow, thanks for the giveaway! I'm so excited to read this one.
    I also put the widget on my blog's sidebar! (thehollowcupboards.blogspot.com)

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  99. OMG! 87 days and counting! can't wait for Let The Sky Fall!!
    Thank you sooooo much for the giveaway!!! kyaaaa! fingers crossed ^___^

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  100. aaah! I forgot to tell you that I added the super awesome countdown to my sidebar! yay! :)
    http://dazzlingreads.blogspot.ca (I know, no need of link but still :)
    Thank you so much! kyaaaa!

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  101. Thank you for the giveaway! I've wanted to read this for FOREVER. I love the wind effects ;D I'm so excited asdfjkl; Ahhhhhh THIS BOOK.

    I put the widget on my blog! :D

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  102. PLEASE PICK ME! you see me waving like crazy, jumping up and down? SEE ME!!!!

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  103. I can't wait to read your book :D Hope I win. I posted the widget on our blog :D

    -Dannielle

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  104. I cannot wait to get my hands on this. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    maroliva(AT)comcast(DOT)net

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