Sunday, January 3, 2010

Grimalkin Rocks!

Okay, I promised a Grimalkin rock contest earlier this week, and here it is.

If you don't know who Grimalkin is, he is the sarcastic gray cat in my upcoming novel, The Iron King. (He is also amassing a rather scary amount of fans with every person who reads the book. At the moment, Grim is more popular than the heroine.)

As for what a Grimalkin rock is, take a peek below.

(My camera is stupid, and the photos aren't really good because of glare, but here is the finished Grimalkin rock.)


















So, there you have it. I'll run this contest till the end of the month. As for rules, we'll make it simple.

+1 for commenting
+1 for tweeting
+2 for going onto Twitter and poking @sharonlovescats. Example: @sharonlovescats *POKE* (Feel free to say its from me.)

ETA: I'll make this contest international, too. :D

ETA: I've also added a signed copy of THE IRON KING to this contest, to celebrate getting my author copies!

98 comments:

  1. +1 for commenting
    +1 for tweeting
    +2 for poking
    +5 for giving Grimalkin a cookie.
    +8 for being Chelsea.

    Okay, fine, just 4 total.

    Too many ings. This is what I do for Grimalkin. And I'm usually much more lazy about stuff like this. I want this rock, dude!

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  2. Does it count if I tweeted once for both of them? If so, +3 for this tweet? ;)

    http://twitter.com/dy0ulee/status/7340855504

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  3. I tweeted the contest here:
    http://twitter.com/Irisheyz77/statuses/7340870897

    And poked Sharon here:
    http://twitter.com/Irisheyz77/statuses/7340882387

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  4. Oh yeah, +1 for commenting because I iz a doofus. -.- And here's the other tweet, just in case: http://twitter.com/dy0ulee/status/7340907640

    +4 Altogether! :D

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  5. The Grimalkin rocks are so cute! Can't wait to read The Iron King :D

    +1 Commenting
    +1 Tweeting http://twitter.com/chloeeesays/statuses/7341072645
    +1 Poking ;) http://twitter.com/chloeeesays/statuses/7341082461

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  6. +1 for commenting
    +1 for tweeting (http://twitter.com/PageTurnersBlog/status/7341013250)
    +2 for going onto Twitter and poking @sharonlovescats. (http://twitter.com/PageTurnersBlog/status/7341055804)

    HEHE, this are cute!!!!!!!

    +4 for me. hmmm, not sure if i'm a bigger fan of Grim than i am Meghan, but he is entertaining!

    Stacey
    secsec1 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  7. Are you shipping internationally?
    +1 Comment
    +1 Tweet: http://twitter.com/Sparima/status/7341108908
    +2 Poked Sharon: http://twitter.com/Sparima/status/7341132011

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  8. WHOOOO! *wants*

    I commented (dur) and poked Sharon! http://twitter.com/khyrinthia/status/7341063773

    So +3! yay

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  9. I WANT/NEED THIS ROCK!!!

    +1 for commenting
    +1 Tweeted - Lena1xoxo
    +2 poked Sharon! lol!

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  10. +1 commenting/question: How do you make something so rustic, antique?
    +1 tweeted about contest: http://twitter.com/Lilixtreme/statuses/7342906262
    +2 Poked Sharon: http://twitter.com/Lilixtreme/statuses/7342970889
    Great contest, thanks!

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  11. I want one!!! I can't wait for your book!
    (+1) for comment

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  12. +1 for commenting
    heeeere kitty,kitty,kitty! lol
    looking fwd to reading ur book :)
    +1 for tweeting
    http://twitter.com/BellaFranco/status/7358887129
    +2 for poking @sharonlovescats
    http://twitter.com/BellaFranco/status/7358807155

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  13. Gah they look awesome!

    +1 for commenting.

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  14. Hi Julie :)
    I'm grinning at the POKEing of Sharon.
    :)
    I'd love one of those beautiful stones.
    I Tweeted & I POKEd Sharon.
    :)
    Here's to a fun, magical 2010!
    RKCharron
    xoxo

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  15. Hi :D!
    This rock is sooo cute! I just *need* it lol
    +1 for commenting
    +1 for tweeting: http://twitter.com/beleth22/status/7369697470
    +2 poking @sharonlovescats: http://twitter.com/beleth22/status/7369680578

    Thank you!

    battyaboutbats at gmail.com

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  16. Hi,
    I want this rock, it's sooo cute!!!!

    +1 for commenting
    +1 for tweeting: http://twitter.com/rem_pdg/status/7370262587
    +2 poking @sharonlovescats: http://twitter.com/rem_pdg/status/7370232882

    Thanks!!

    rem_pdg(at)yahoo.es

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  17. I want a cute kitty rock!

    +1 commenting
    +1 Tweeting: http://twitter.com/Loriimagination/status/7373392596
    +2 Poked Sharon Mwhahaha! http://twitter.com/Loriimagination/status/7373441664

    Thanks!
    pureimagination77(at)gmail.com

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  18. OOOOO very cute! I want!

    +1 for my creative comment LOL

    +1 for tweeting @KrisLovesBooks

    +2 for poking @sharolovescats

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  19. Oh My God that cat is soooo adorable!! Did you make it yourself???

    +1 For Commenting
    +1 For tweeting @monsterofbooks
    +1 For poking @sharonlovescats

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  20. Enter me pleeease! I want to win one of the amazing rocks!

    +1 comment
    +1 TWEETED! http://twitter.com/thebookcellarx/status/7391091968
    +1 Poked Sharon (Great revenge :P)

    :) Erica

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  21. This is so cute and the book sounds great, can't wait. I tweeted and poked @cissikat.

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  22. I want a rock! And a king!

    Wendy. :)

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  23. Oooh, I poked Sharon, heh. http://twitter.com/omgitswendy/status/7416275818

    Wendy. :)

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  24. That is one awesome rock!!

    +! for commenting
    +1 for re-twitting your tweet about the comment

    adminmundiemoms AT gmail.com

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  25. poked, tweeted, and commented.

    I want this book SO bad

    Monica
    mojo09226(AT)yahoo.com

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  26. Ohh so cute! Those must be so hard to make!!!

    +1 Tweet
    +2 poke sharon

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  27. Awesome contest, the rocks are so cute :) The cat reminds me a little of my cat!

    +1 comment

    kelseythebookscout at gmail dot com

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  28. ooooh! i want one! =D

    +1 for commenting
    +1 for tweeting
    +2 for poking

    I don't know how to link directly to my status update thing. I don't really do twitter that much. But here's my twitter.
    http://twitter.com/mofalofa

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  29. So cool! I haven't read your book yet, but I might already be a Grimalkin fan.

    +1 comment
    +1 tweet (@NotNessie)
    +2 poking Sharon

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  30. Commented: here

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/CatherineHaines/status/7417936831

    And the poke: http://twitter.com/CatherineHaines/status/7417944642

    So that = +4

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  31. +2 for poking Sharon

    Also, congrats on getting your author copies!!!!!

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  32. Love your Grimalkin rocks! :)

    +1 for commenting
    +1 Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/TheEagerReaders/status/7418501196
    +2 for *poking* @sharonlovescats:
    http://twitter.com/TheEagerReaders/status/7419037274
    Haha! It seems that her glomping minions have become your poking minions now! :)

    Total= +4

    theeagerreaders[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  33. Very cool rocks

    +1 Comment
    +2 poking sharon
    usignolc(at)yahooDOTcom

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  34. How awesome! For once I'm wishing I had a twitter :-p. +1 for commenting.

    blue_eyed_girl426@yahoo.com

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  35. I love cats and I love sarcasm, so I already love Grimalkin and I haven't read the book yet! Definitely count me in!

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  36. I'd love to win a copy of THE IRON KING and a Grimalkin rock!

    +1 Commenting
    +1 for Tweeting http://twitter.com/blcarol007/status/7421471980
    +2 poking Sharon http://twitter.com/blcarol007/status/7421453883

    bookluvercarol(at)gmail.com

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  37. I would love to win a signed copy of The Iron King and a Grimalkin rock! That would be so awesome. =]

    +1 for commenting

    katieb206@gmail.com

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  38. I'm really entering this contest because of your sounds-awesome book! Thanks!

    +1 for Commenting
    +2 for poking Sharon http://twitter.com/railasoares/status/7421697009
    +2 for Tweeting http://twitter.com/railasoares/status/7421754499

    raila.soares(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. I'm very excited to read your book - it sounds awesome!!

    +1 for commenting

    +2 for poking Sharon (and then I ran)
    http://twitter.com/JYTBB/status/7421913374


    +1 for tweeting:
    http://twitter.com/JYTBB/status/7421946786

    Amber
    justyourtypicalbookblog(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  40. Woah! I had favorited this post to come back to so I could enter for that cute rock, now theres a signed Iron King up for grabs too? COUNT ME IN! :]

    +1: Commented!
    +2: Poking Sharon- http://twitter.com/Danidlion/status/7422264960
    +1: Tweeted- http://twitter.com/Danidlion/status/7422139813

    -Dani
    lightningstreak123[at]comcast[dot]net

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  41. I've been wishing for this one so count me in!

    allthingsurbanfantasy[at]gmail[dot]com

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  42. Awesome, awesome, awesome!!! Enter me in the contest please!

    emily DOT wittenberg @ gmail DOT com

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  43. +1 for commenting
    +1 for tweeting: http://twitter.com/Pinkhair/status/7426720962
    +2 for going onto Twitter and poking @sharonlovescats. Example: @sharonlovescats *POKE* (Feel free to say its from me.) http://twitter.com/Pinkhair/status/7426763977

    shutupjessicasreading @ gmaildotcom

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  44. +2 poke
    http://twitter.com/EllzReadz/status/7430000047
    +1 tweet (previous)
    http://twitter.com/EllzReadz/status/7417429108
    +1 comment-I would LOVE to be one of the first lucky ones to read this. LOVELOVE
    zenfoxflowerATyahooDOTcom
    Elie N

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  45. I tweeted. I poked...I hope not to hard. And now I am commenting. :-) I had no idea you had a Twitter. I will have to send you a request now. Oh i tweeted about your contest here: http://twitter.com/mouse1996 . Can't wait for the book to come out. I honestly can't. Been thinking about it ever since I read the first part of it. :-)

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  46. Wow the detail on the Grimalkin rock is amazing.

    +1 Commented

    +1 Tweeted contest: http://twitter.com/Jullysay/statuses/7434143236

    +2 Poked Sharon: http://twitter.com/Jullysay/status/7432672203

    jen4777[at]hotmail.com

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  47. Sounds good, I'd like to be included! tWarner419@aol.com

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  48. 1+ Comment
    1+ poke: http://tiny.cc/atjoX
    1+ tweet: http://twitter.com/kittydanza/status/7442328815

    katlynpicard @ yahoo. com

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  49. Awesome! Cant wait to read your book. Thanks for makin this international:)

    +1 commented
    +1 tweeted: http://twitter.com/AnyaKapllani/status/7442640029

    +2 poked sharon: http://twitter.com/AnyaKapllani/status/7442667879

    Thanks!

    Anja_Kapllani@web.de

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  50. +1-The rock is so cool. You are a great artist!

    +2-Poked Sharon: http://twitter.com/Emma015/statuses/7445885882

    +1-Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Emma015/statuses/7445953277

    Thanks for the contest!
    Jessy

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  51. Please count me in. Thanks for the giveaway. I just love Grimalkin.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

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  52. this contest is so cool! i cant wait to read the iron king. 1+

    Ashley R.
    arudd908@gmail.com

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  53. +1 commenting

    Nice job on the Grim... he would fit in very nicely with my two cats ;)

    Miranda
    mdwartistry at yahoo dot com

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  54. +1 for commenting
    +1 for tweeting
    http://twitter.com/ana_rm5/status/7450021219
    +2 for poking
    http://twitter.com/ana_rm5/status/7449904874
    The rock is so cute!

    aura_arua90@yahoo.es

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  55. +1 The rock looks really cool :)

    Raelena
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  56. +1 for commenting
    +1 for tweeting (cindysku)
    +2 for poking (cindysku)
    Yay great contest Julie!

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  57. justpeachy36@yahoo.com

    Please enter me in the giveaway. I would love to read this book.

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  58. Fantastic contest! :)

    +1 for commenting
    +1 for tweeting: http://twitter.com/bookgoil/status/7459001725
    +2 for going onto Twitter and poking @sharonlovescats (from @bookgoil)

    dragonzgoil at gmail dot com

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  59. +1 for commenting
    +1 for tweeting
    http://twitter.com/IntenseWhisper/status/7459182398
    +2 for poking
    http://twitter.com/IntenseWhisper/status/7459233140

    So that makes +4 for your awesome contest!

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  60. I am very excited for Iron King to be out!!!

    +1 for commenting
    +1 for tweeting:
    http://twitter.com/meow_mix85/status/7459449788
    +2 for poking Sharon:
    http://twitter.com/meow_mix85/status/7459505934

    meow_mix85(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  61. Awesome contest! And saying again that you're an artist in disguise, lol. ;)

    +1 comment
    +1 tweeted: http://twitter.com/BooksAtMidnight/status/7455286525
    +2 poked Sharon: http://twitter.com/BooksAtMidnight/status/7460967068

    booksatmidnight(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. Never thought I would say this, but I really want that work! Whoever designed that is amazing.

    Christy

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  63. Aw, so so cute!! Count me in.

    -Lauren
    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  64. That is so cute! And I CANNOT WAIT to read your book, meaning, I NEED to win this competition!

    +1 for commenting
    +1 for tweeting here
    +2 for going onto Twitter and poking @sharonlovescats. here

    Well I've done everything I cold possibly do to win, now to cross my fingers! :)

    amy_is_not_@hotmail.com

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  65. Thanks for the chance.

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

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  66. GREAT Contest! And uber cute!! I can't wait to read your book, count me in on the contest.

    +1 for commenting
    +1 for tweeting here - http://twitter.com/BoundByBooks/status/7462798307
    +2 for poking @sharonlovescats here - http://twitter.com/BoundByBooks/status/7462848654

    Thanks so much for the contest! Can't wait to see if I've won. :o)

    -Lisa
    alifeboundbybooks at hotmail dot com

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  67. I want that cat! And a signed copy of the book!

    +1 comment
    +1 tweet - thebrainlair
    +2 poked @sharonlovescats!

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  68. +1 for commenting
    +1 for tweeting (elledisney
    +2 for going onto Twitter and poking @sharonlovescats.

    Lindsey
    xollinzolox@aim.com

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  69. + 1 for commenting.
    I fail at twitter. :(

    Love how this turned out though! *pets it* Congrats on getting your author copies! Can't wait to get my hands on this book! (someday of course! as soon as i can. <3)

    -Ashley
    itzli@live.com

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  70. Great contest! Count me in!

    +1 This is my comment

    +1 Tweeted
    (http://twitter.com/BibliophilesLng/status/7471806444)

    hanjie.1992 AT live.com.my

    Thanks again!

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  71. Love the rock! I live with 7 Grims : ) Thanks for a great giveaway!

    gcwhiskas at aol dot com

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  72. +1 for commenting :D
    The Iron King sounds great! i haven't read a fairy story in too long!

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  73. Thanks for the contest, Julie!

    +1 for commenting
    +1 for tweeting the contest
    +2 for poking @sharonlovescats
    I'm @thehidingspot on Twitter and I included @jkagawa in my tweets...

    Sara @ The Hiding Spot
    grochowskis@hotmail.com

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  74. What a cool contest. I look forward to getting your book into the hands of teens.

    jbeckstead(at)natronacountylibrary(dot)org

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  75. I'm so happy it is international! I wish I could do things like those great rocks, but sadly I got tree's arms (Have I said it well?)
    Sarcastic cat? I'll love him, I know!

    +1 for commenting
    +1 for tweeting
    http://twitter.com/Sheeredry/status/7538660889

    +2 poked
    http://twitter.com/Sheeredry/status/7538738955

    sheere.dry@gmail.com

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  76. Your book looks so good :)

    +1 for commenting

    crazy_canadian_chick37(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  77. Well I guess yoiur next book is going have to have Grim as the Hero !

    Please enter me in the giveaway. (international entry)

    Thanks.

    Carol

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

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  78. I'd really love to have the possibility to read your book.

    Please enter me in the contest.
    Thanks.

    avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

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  79. This book looks awesome



    jennifer_yniguez@yahoo.com

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  80. The Iron King sounds great, and the grimalkin rock is adorable, sarcastic as he may be. :-)

    +1 commenting
    +1 tweeting: http://twitter.com/whatinabox/status/7618752096
    +2 poked: http://twitter.com/whatinabox/status/7618797796

    TOTAL = 4 entries

    whatinabox at gmail dot com

    Thanks!

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  81. I was already excited to read your book, but now that I've found out there's a cool cat ;) involved, I'm even more excited!

    theintrovertedreader [at] gmail [dot] com

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  82. Just read the excerpt on your website and I'm UBER EXCITED to read this book now :)

    +1 for commenting
    +1 for tweeting (http://twitter.com/dmarie84/status/7674689426)

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  83. +1 for commenting
    +1 tweeted via @sensitivemuse
    http://twitter.com/sensitivemuse/status/7676778233

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  84. +1 for commenting See - commenting right now - go me - huzzah!
    +1 for tweeting ( http://twitter.com/Opako/status/7676860069 )
    +2 for poking. ( http://twitter.com/Opako/status/7676937293 )
    Total = 4

    - Rachel

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  85. +1 for commenting
    +1 for tweeting
    +2 for poking

    Please count me in for this. Thanks!!

    http://twitter.com/jldurant

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  86. +1 For Commenting.
    The Grimalkin Rock Looks Really Kool. How Do You Make It And Does It take A Long Time To Make?

    +1 For Tweeting
    I Tweeted About This Giveaway.
    http://twitter.com/skyla11377/status/7677616727

    +2 For Going Onto Twitter And Poking @sharonlovescats. Example: @sharonlovescats *POKE* (Feel Free To Say Its From Me.)
    I Tweeted About The *POKE* (@skyla11377).
    http://twitter.com/skyla11377/status/7677469399

    skyla11377(At)AOL(Dot)Com

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  87. Hey Julie! No need to enter me as I already have my very own Grimalkin, but, just wanted to comment to you and everyone that this is a GREAT contest...and the Grimalkin rocks rock!
    :-)
    Tashya

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  88. Tweets here:
    www.twitter.com/mariemcferron

    I am looking forward to reading this book - it looks/sounds so amazing! And the rock? Adorable! Hope I win :)

    Points To Date: 4

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  89. I would love to enter!

    +1 for commenting

    Lauren
    laurenscrammedbookshelf@gmail.com

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  90. Your book looks amazing Julie! I can't wait to read this!

    +1 comment
    +2 For poking Sharon! @ssalach21

    Thanks so much!
    Sherry
    ssalach88(at)gmail(dot)com

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  91. Can hardly wait to read this one, and the Grimalkin rock is too cute! Count me in!

    +1 commenting

    Thanks!
    alexia561@yahoo dot com

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  92. Amazing contest! I would love to have a Grimalkin rock!

    +1 for commenting
    +1 tweeted: http://twitter.com/neshelf/status/7916385704
    +2 for poking :) http://twitter.com/neshelf/status/7916454204

    neverendingshelf@gmail.com

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  93. +1 for commenting

    Grimalkin rocks!

    readergirls@gmail.com

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  94. Here's hoping we'll see more of Grimalkin in the next books.


    +1 for commenting
    +1 for tweeting
    +2 for poking

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

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  95. I'm Kelly H. I am so excited about your book!
    +1 for commenting
    kghobbs@gmail.com

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  96. read your book and thought it was a wonderful story. I enjoyed all the emotions megan went through. I would love an autographed book and the rock would be nice. but, know I don't have a chance. I am new to internet conversations. as to say. no tweeting and don't know about poking. I did fall into a trap of creating a blog page trying to post this message. it is darlah-harper47 created on google. which the only use I have for it is to recomend your book. not sure how many points that will get me. but, it should be worth something, since I am a fish out of water. looking forward to future books from you.

    DarlaH

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