Thursday, April 10, 2014

Talon cover reveal contest

Hey guys!


So, exciting news.  Mark your calenders for Tuesday, April 15th.  Why you ask?  Two awesome reasons:


1. It is the release date for The Forever Song, the final book in the Blood of Eden trilogy.

2. There will be a cover reveal for a book about something that rhymes with WAGONS.





(Not the real cover.)




Ahem.  So, yes the TALON cover reveal will be on Tuesday, April 15th, so be on the lookout for that. And to celebrate both the cover reveal and the Forever Song release, let's have a contest.  




Contest: GUESS THE TALON COVER.  


You already know what it's about.  So, what do YOU think will be on the Talon cover?  Dragons? Humans? Nothing but fire? Nothing but text?  What colors?  What background?  The more detailed the guess, the better.  Leave your answer in the Rafflecopter thingie, and then return here Wednesday, April 16th, to see whose guess was the closest. 


The winner will receive:

1. A signed copy of The Forever Song.

2. A clay chibi dragon, handmade by myself. Similar to the ones pictured below.  (These little guys have already gone to their new homes, so the winner's dragon will be different.  But something like this.)









What will the Talon cover look like?  Go ahead and make your guesses, you have nothing to lose.  And on April 15th, be on the lookout for MTV's exclusive cover reveal for TALON.

Then head over to your favorite bookstore to look for The Forever Song! :)


*** Remember, you have to leave a comment to be entered to win.  The closest guess to the actual cover will win the prize.  (And since I didn't realize Rafflecopter does not actually track comments, if you would leave your email address in the comment section as well, that would make my life much easier. )

Also, since I realized that doing the Rafflecopter thingie AND leaving a comment is kind of pointless, let's add another prize.  A signed Forever Song for just doing the Rafflecopter thingie, and a signed Forever Song plus the dragon if your guess is the closest to the actual cover.  So now there are two chances to win.  But to have a chance at the chibi dragon, you have to leave a comment.

Ugh, sorry for the confusion.  Live and learn, I guess.  :P



Good luck!  Yes, its international.


ETA: I realize that a few bloggers HAVE seen the Talon cover, or the concepts for it, anyway.  If this is the case, please refrain from entering the giveaway?  I want to make it fair, and I am super grateful for all your support.  Thank you so much.  :)



a Rafflecopter giveaway



169 comments:

  1. I'm thinking we'll see some dragon, but more of an stylized form or partial than a full proper dragon. For the colours... I'm thinking some deep blue and grey or black, and the title in the center, surrounded by the stylized dragon or dragon tail...

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  2. I'm thinking the actual talon of a dragon's foot. Or is it still a "talon" when its the sharp claw that is sometimes on the tips of wings? Like a dragon's wing?! ;)

    Oooh oooh...I'm having fun with this can't you tell? A closeup of the dragon's eye? Like half of the face but with focus on the eye?

    I know I am probably waaaaayyyy off with these guesses, because they sound too typical. Can't wait until Tuesday!

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  3. I'm thinking the title will be spread over the back of Dragon wings.

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  4. Something dragon related. I am hoping for a whimsical drawing of a dragon. Maybe of Ember?

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  5. I think it will be the title with a set of dragon eyes in the background and a tail on the back of the cover. Possibly some teeth showing on the front.

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  6. Super oober excited, I just can't contain it any longer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. Black the main color of the book with green accents. On it a picture of the girl's face and a dragon reflection in her eyes. "Talon" in bold gold letters.
    sarahkershaw22@gmail.com

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  8. I think there will be one dragon on the cover, hovering in the sky. The colours I think is bluish or greenish or something like that.
    It could also be a close-up of a talon, but I'm guessing the entire dragon hovering in the sky with maybe some tree tops at the bottom.

    I can't wait to see it!!

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  9. I'm thinking a dragon or at least just the talons. :)
    books (dot) things (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  10. I'm totally betting dragon related in terms of like text over an image of a scale or something shiny since I feel like non people / creature covers are the next big thing lately.

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  11. I think the cover will be a very dark blue/black with a misty form of a dragon coming in from the top. Thank you :).

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  12. The background is completely black dragon scales. The title will be in capital letters in flames. Above the title will be a sword with a human hand clasping the hilt while a dragon claw grasps the blade.

    My email is evthoxia.roussakis@hotmail.com

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  13. I I'm thinking either a close up with dragon eye or the dragon holding something close up
    Jenbook4 at gmail.com

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  14. red cover with the title "TALON" being torn downward like claw marks have scraped the cover. I would so buy that book :)

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  15. A person who is turning into a dragon, especially noticeable on the arm/hand where the person will have talons. A dark colored background with bold and contrasting title colors.
    email: rguerrera2015@stu.catoosa.k12.ok.us

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  16. I'm no good at this but I can't help but think this will have a young woman on it. And a font that has pointy talon-like qualities. Random color thoughts... green and gold? Ugh. Like I said. No good at this. lol Can't wait to see the real one and not my poorly imagined one Julie! ♥

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  17. I'm thinking all the shades of green (mostly dark) as the background color. It'll show at least the face of a person (with some neck or even some chest) with a dragon eye or dragon scales. While the title will be yellow-orange with maybe a celtic font? Yeah.

    email: cassiel64 at yahoo.com

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  18. Something dark, Greys and blacks maybe the some gold or sharp blue title. An abandoned Wagon with talon scratches across the side. Maybe with some wilted flowers growing out of it. The silhouette of a dragon in the distance, maybe a person as well

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  19. I think it will be a royal blue background with a scaly green and gold dragon claw.

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  21. i think the cover will have something to do with dragon and ember

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  22. Partial Dragon features likely an eye or wing, fire!!!, green/black/gold colors, no people, focus on the typography.

    Awesome giveaway!

    becomingbooksblog[at]gmail.com

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  23. I think it would look cool if you had some sort of dragon zoomed on and it's kind of landing on the title 'Talon' with it's claws/talons hooked onto the title.

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  24. If there's really a wagon involved ... maybe the two protagonists sitting in a wagon and escaping from a fire breathing dragon? and then the title will be typed really cool with a little dragon in the O and i guess the whole thing will be black/red/orange-y. I don't know man.

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  25. For the Talon cover, I believe it will have Ember on the cover, looking fearsome and awesome in all of her red, orange and yellow glory. The actual word Talon will be either textured as dragon scales, either in gold or black, or just emblazoned in a bright color, big and in the center of the book so you can't miss it! No people, mainly a close-up of Ember, so little room for a background, but if there is one, it should be of the sky, as in she is flying. Well, that's my guess - super excited to find out what the cover looks like and thank-you for the amazing giveaway!
    hedgehogswirl2@yahoo.com.au

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  26. I think dragons and humans, or a mix of both holographic imagery, where it moves from dragon to human when you move it. Dragon colors- Blue, Red, Green, or Sliver.

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  27. If its a dragon then its going to be awesome!!

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  28. I think Ember or some dragon will be on the cover. Not the whole dragon, but like a close up of the head/neck [kind of like The Inheritance Cycle by Christoper Paolini]. The title will be above the dragon, shiny, a tiny bit raised off the cover, and would be written as dragon flame/fire. The author's name [we know who that is of course! :) ] will be below the dragon. There will be like a stormy/ dark background, and some hints of other images in the darkness. And bordering the entire thing is a beautiful gold gilded pattern.

    TheAvengerOfBooks@aol.com

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  29. A profile of a dragon with the symbol of the brotherhood. Plus a sword? Colors will be taken from the red/yelllow palette.

    ayanami_faerudo@yahoo.com

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  30. I'm thinking a fire breathing dragon with its wings out-stretched, swooping in but the major focus of the cover would be a close up profile of the talons. The dragon is going to be red, black, and gold. Or an image of Ember with her dragon like qualities, sort of like the cover of Firelight by Sophie Jordan.

    Thank you for this amazing giveaway! Your books are amazing! :)
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  31. The Talon cover has BETTER have something to do with a dragon. Otherwise, disappointment. ):
    Ha ha, no pressure of anything. :P

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  32. Based off the synopsis and that small sticker thing on The Forever Song, I'm thinking the background is black or a dark blue and Talon is in Gold font. I think there'll be some sort of hill at the bottom with two figures staring at a dragon in the sky and some sort of emblem for the Talon group or something somewhere on the cover.

    denisa.patron@gmail.com

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  33. In hoping for a dragon of course!! Who doesn't want to see one? But it'd also be cool to see a person facing it.
    Or maybe a person and having a dragon lurking behind xD

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  34. Im thinking that the cover will be made to look like its covered in dragons scales & have the TALON on it but there will be a dragon curled up on the "O".

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  35. Hmm. Maybe talons? Dragon scales hopefully! They always look so pretty on covers.

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  36. I'm betting (okay, more like, hoping) Ember--in all her glorious dragon glory will be on the cover, the colors red and gold used. The title will probably be carved in the ground--with Ember's own talon, of course--or in the air in smoke form. Maybe Garret will be in the background hidden in the shadows holding a wickedly cool weapon.

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  37. I think it would be a red cover with a black dragon on it. I think TALON would be written on the bottom in scaley-ish golden font.

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  38. Oooo giveaways are the best! Based on past covers I believe that there will be a face for sure. Most likely a girl with the eye looking all dragony. A hint of wings or scales behind her or on her skin. there will be fancy font probably sharp edged. Color wise. . . Green is a good guess. It would set it apart from the other two series but I think out will be more of an orange or red color. More of a dragon color. No matter what it looks like I can't wait!

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  39. I want to say that the cover will be gold with a woman on it. Either behind or beside will be some sort of scaly dragon thing with it's "talons" on her shoulder. I also believe the title will have some sort of design around it:)

    My email is ohanareads@gmail.com :)

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  40. An uber FIERCE looking dragon in the background while Ember and Dante are wielding blades in the foreground looking menacing!! lol :D

    kellis_amberlee at yahoo dot com

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    1. Oh and the colors are red, green, black, and gold.

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  41. I think that the cover will be half a dragon head and half a human head side by side so that they kind of meld together and it will be close up so that there is no background. The dragon half will be red and gold, and both will have the same eyes, green maybe? The title will be in that really cool, scratchy font but colored like fire. I really hope that there is a talon on the cover too, maybe a part of the title, or being worn as a necklace...perhaps a necklace worn across both the human and dragon halves so it hangs right in the middle of the title to make the L in Talon?

    This is really exciting! Can't wait to see it!

    My email is schochohnian@ymail.com

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  42. makayla.nixon@att.netApril 10, 2014 at 11:50 PM

    I'm thinking the cover will be a simple black background with silver text.

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  43. I think it will swirl a very recognizable dragon tail around the title letters. So so so excited for this!

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  44. I'm thinking that there will a redish brown theme (I can also imagine a golden colour, too, maybe to stand out against a black or dark gray background), with a symbol somehow relating to dragons. I know the novel is about being hunted by "Order of St. George" so perhaps their symbol will be on the cover.

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  45. I think the cover will have: a Golden Dragon in the hole of the letter "O"; the title treatment will be in gold and capitalized letters; the background will feature a fire-breathing dragon and a girl (Ember Hill) to represent both her dragon and human forms. It will have a colorful look to it and very eye-catching.

    Darith8ly (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  46. I think the cover will be a combination of human and dragon with the title woven in. I also think there will be a cupcake involved too. Maybe.

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  47. I'm thinking something with both human and dragon elements. Perhaps a human face with a dragon eye, a human hand with dragon talons, or maybe a human with a dragon shadow. The background would be dark and there would be smoke included somewhere.

    Alternate cover: rips made by dragon talons show a human face behind them. Still black background.

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  48. The TALON cover would most probably feature a half dragon/half human kind of thing (where the dragon is in the middle of transforming into its human form or something like that). Also, it's talon would be somewhat highlighted; like it's the main feature/focus - the first thing you'll notice in the whole cover.

    So excited for the reveal and for the release!! :) nikkiharriet_greentulips@yahoo.com

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  49. In the background there will probably be a dragon, aka Ember, and in the front Garret will be holding a weapon, any kind,and the alternate cover will be dark, a bit of fire and smoke of course
    My email is nanzero17@yahoo.com

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  50. I horrible with guessing but here's my guess :D
    The title "Talon" will be in gold. In the middle of the O in the word "Talon" is a dragon eye or a dragon. There will be a girl on the cover. Her shadow will be of a dragon. The cover background will be a dark hue. A dragon slash mark will be on the cover.
    Keeping my fingers crossed that I get lucky with this guess!
    iheartmemorethanyou at yahoo dot com

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  51. I think the cover will have ember's face as a dragon, maybe snarling or something and the title will be at the bottom and written with flames.
    My email is: hinachan12345@gmail.com

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  52. A blue and gold background with a beautiful dragon. Or maybe with a symbol too.

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  53. I would say dragon, but many not the full picture of dragons? Maybe like large, bat-looking wings with hooks and possibly some fire around it. Oooh! What if a man is standing in the middle, eclipsed with large dragon wings at the back?

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  54. Girl, dark background, with a dragon (of course). Based on the cover your book has so far on the Goodreads page, the title might be written in a serif font or something spikier.Either gold or white text for the title, depending on the cover.

    Details. I think the dragon would at would have it's wings out, and there would have to be fire too. There would be a figure, either a girl or someone else in some awesome stance (or the girl's hair flying behind her) and then there would be like someway that she and the dragon woud be linked together, in some way. Maybe it would be hovering above her like some ghost.

    I'm not sure about the colors, but my guesses would have to be red and black and dark blue and dark green. Yeah, lots of guesses.And there would also be symbol or insignia somewhere.

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  55. I think there will be a dragon (a purple one) and a girl (Ember). The girl or dragon is a shapeshifter, so they will change. Or maybe there will be a dragonsclaw with talons. Or maybe the weaponshield or sign of Talon and the Order of St. George. The title "Talon" will be in gold and the 'O" is the weaponshield of Talon, it will have something to do with a dragon. The background is black.

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  56. I'm guessing a dragon's head up close, dark toned main colors, brighter yellow/orange font for the title :)

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  57. Hmmm...this is difficult. You might end up having 2 covers! Just like the Blood of Eden series.

    1) Probably a girl's face with a dragon eye instead of a human eye. Maybe the eye will be gold and red too!

    2) A nice simple black background with criss-cross claw marks and the word TALON emblazoned over them and ooo...I'm liking the idea of something being in the O. A crown or some sort of emblem.

    This is so exciting!

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  58. Okay here we go I think the cover will have a dragon on it and the title will be gold. There will be scales somewhere on the book and Ember will be in the middle. Maybe there will be a symbol for the Order of St. George or the dragons of Talon, and I'm thinking black and red are going to have a big part in the cover or green and blue. I also feel like the cover will be simple, but beautiful like the ones for your Blood of Eden trilogy.
    Thank you for this opportunity to win a copy of The Forever Song and a hand made dragon you are awesome.
    My email is candelariafrancisco123@gmail.com

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  59. Partial dragon. Like maybe and ominous looking eye with some flame so there's no mistaking. Text will probably blood red.

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      iluvmik16@gmail.com

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  60. So cute! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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    1. I think there will be two dragons flying in air! Forgot email angelou08@gmail.com!

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  61. I think it would be a shadow of a dragon for the cover.

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  62. I think the cover will have Ember either pulling or sitting in a wagon with flowing hair and dragon looking eyes OR maybe her hand will have talons growing???? Oh well... probably not but its worth a shot :)

    monicasperez@ymail.com

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  63. I think the cover will have a girl with a dragon claw. Or she could be all human, but with dragon wings coming out of her back. I imagined the dragon parts having Smaug-esque colors, but with a little more gold.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    email: maroliva(AT)comcast(DOT)net

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  64. Single color, maybe black or dark red or close to it for the background. With the title Talon at the middle part and then eyes above it. Human eyes with dragon iris... and then of course your name. :)

    reiko.akire16@gmail.com

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  65. Thank you very much for the giveaway. I think It would be black for the background with green fire. The title in italics with a beautiful calligraphy.

    My e-mail is alicebelli.c@libero.it

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  66. Hmm, well this is a hard question. I think it'll be very artistic looking. And have some kind of a dragon on it. If not all of it, then definitely parts. And beautiful typewrite. Okay, so maybe this is what I want it to look like :)

    valialind(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  67. I think it will be a partial closeup of a dragon. With the shadow of a person in the backround. Colour scheme: blue and black?

    Super excited!

    kemi.comp@gmail.com

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  68. I think that there will be a close-up of a dragon's eye,in wich you can see the reflection of a human being. Colour scheme: I guess fire-red with black shadows?? I just can't wait to see what it looks like!!!

    My e-mail is sammetje16@live.nl

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  69. I think that on the cover there will be half a human face and half a dragon face with maybe a little bit of fire in the background. Then below the fire is going to be TALON in medium sized letters.

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  70. I think it going to be orange and gold with a very fancy cursive title. I think flames will be involved with a dragon head head floating behind the title.

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  71. I think it's going to be a closeup of a silver dragon with sparkly scales. And maybe some blue flames in the background? Email is lionheartgirl91@gmail.com

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  72. I'm thinking black background and gold cursive title.

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  73. I'm going with a black leather-type "dragon scale" surface, with a stylized gold dragon medallion in the middle. :)

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  74. TALON will be in all caps with a shiny, raised gold font.
    The “O” in TALON will consist of a dragon emblem which will show spiky talons, tail and wings in a Celticish look.
    Your name will also be in all caps with “New York Times Best Selling Author” tag line, because, you know, you are! The series tag might be present too “The Talon Saga”.
    I believe the cover will consist of dragon skin/scales in shiny red. The title will be centered with your name and above tag lines at the bottom. Overall it’s going to be OH! SHINY! And beautiful!
    thecozyreader@gmail.com

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  75. Sooo...it would be really cool , if there are two halfs of faces : One of a human being at one side and at the other one the head of a dragon (like the cover of immortal rules (but the one with the eurolean girl) and with a half dragon-face at the other side . The background is black , but the two eyes of the person&the dragon are glowing red/orange like fire . The letters TALON could be vertical between the faces in gold ...:-D
    Sorry, if I made some Grammarmistakes, but I am a young, German FAN-girl :-)

    E-mail (I wish everyone lots of luck for guessing ... it would be best, if anybody could win...:-( ;-) ):
    betzceline@gmail.com

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    1. Sorry:If everybody could win I meant ...

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    2. Oh,
      And for me there's also another possibility (if I'm allowed to):
      The face of a human being at the left side (like Allison on the immortal rules-cover) and a dragon a bit far away standing or flying ... maybe also a bit fire under the dragon , when the dragon is flying:-):-D
      (Still the same e-mail :
      betzceline@gmail.com)

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    3. When we're not allowed to take both (but just then)
      Please take the second one ...
      When we're allowed to guess twice, than it's ok of course-you can take both !;-)
      But I hope, that both will count:-)

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  76. I think we'll see Ember and Garret in the foreground, with part of Ember's face covered in scales and claw marks in the background. As for color, I think it will be black and the claw marks will be red or golden. The title would be written in the same color, below, with the O designed like a dragon tail.

    I really can't see a cover much different from that, seeing as Allie's covers were quite similar and they are all so beautiful. Of course, it might be something a little less dark, like your Iron Fey series, but no. I don't think so.

    Please, choose me ;) And sorry for my possible mistakes (I'm French :D )

    Can't wait to see the cover and read both the Forever Song and Talon.

    Email adress: aelitasakura@gmail.com

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  77. I think the cover will have a black background with the title written in gold text with a profile of a dragon (the same gold as the title) and in the eye there is a reflection of Ember in it.

    email: mrrohmann98@gmail.com

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  78. I'm feeling half face of human girl and half dragon. The scales will be a deep blue with golden tints. The background will be just black, with smoke swirls surrounding the face of Ember. Ember will either be a dark blonde or brunette. Her eyes in the cover would be a beautiful hazel or light brown. She will have this mysterious look to her, but a smile on her face.

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    1. ALSO: Title will be a beautiful, gold sprawled under Ember's eyes and across her face

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  79. Half the face of a girl with green dragon scales on her face and big dragon eyes. A gold title with a black background. :) excited for the cover!

    vivianmah8(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  80. The cover will be dark red/ black with a dragon in the background breathing fire to the foreground with text in the flames. Thanks!

    Le_joanna(at)ymail(dot)com

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  81. I think there will be a human in front of the dragon with the dragon breathing fire at the human as if the fire will consume the human whole. There will be a the title in shiny writing at the bottom with Julie's name. The colors will be oranges, reds, maybe some blues.

    onlyonemorechapter at gmail dot com

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  82. So, I think the cover is going to be black, with part of a dragon's head in the top left corner, light reflecting off the dragon's scales. There will be tendrils of smoke coming out of the dragon's nostrils, and a circular poof of fire at the bottom right of the cover. The title will be in the top right, and Julie's name will be in the bottom left, both written in red ink. If this is the cover, that would be totally awesome lol - now I want to go draw this! :D

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    1. my email - twist0ffate23@aol.com :)

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  83. Okay so obviously it's going to have the title of the book, so I think Talon is going to look like flames and behind that is going to be a pale girls face with a few scales and eyes of a dragon. She looks like a normal human girl other then the scales and eyes. Her dragon eyes are red as well as her hair. I highly doubt that's it but damn would that be cool.

    Anyway m1randa_r@yahoo.com is my email!

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    1. Oh and I forgot your name is going to be centered but under her face! Also her face takes up the entire cover!

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  84. Humanoid dragon with fire in the background?

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  85. I think the cover will have a girl (Ember), half-body, facing forward, but turned sideways, with talons on one of her shoulder. Background will be blue and gold/yellow like sunset sky on summer. The title 'Talon' will be in gold with symbol of Order of St. George in the 'O'.

    Thanks for this international giveaway! :D

    nanalogy@hotmail.co.id

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  86. Red color and scales! Maybe some part of the dragon, so the scales are visible? Or maybe we will see the shadow of the dragon? But I have the feeling it's gonna be red!

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  87. I think the cover will be in a dark color (black), with two dragon eyes looking straight at the reader. There will be a shadow of its snout and scales, and a hint of the fire beneath those scales, a bit like glowing coal.

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  88. I think it will have something like a dragon's head with its eye open and almost staring at the reader. The background would have to be dark, and so would the dragon, of course, to make the eye and title pop a little. And then the title and other text (Such as the author's name) should be in gold. Maybe, faintly in the background, or on the back cover, there could be fire, but not so that way it takes away from the pizzazz of the golden text.

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  89. I think the cover will have a human with dragon eyes with fire in the background. Then, the title and your name would be in fire along the bottom. I am guessing the human would be a girl, since you know, easier for a female writer to write about a girl. Also, since Kayla and Meghan (sorry if I spelled that wrong LOL) had black and blonde hair, I predict this human girl will have brown hair! Which is AMAZING!!!! I am assuming she will be wearing a tank top or something light. And maybe one-half of her body, such as arms and face, could be covered in light scales just fading away. This girl would have a determined look on her face. The background would most likely be black with the flames rising up around her.

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    1. And my e-mail address is Megan.Gardenhour@hotmail.com

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  90. I’m thinking the cover will be in black with either red or gold letters and a side of the cover will have scales. I think there will be flames around the title and a dragon in the shadows crouched right underneath it.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Email: blackcapballistics AT gmail DOT com

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  91. I don't think there will be an actually dragon on the cover but it will focus more on the hunters themselves perhaps the hunters wielding weapons with a some form of a dragon the background. or The title will be the most decorative feature on the page with some type of sigil in the background for the legendary society of dragon hunters. My email is Brittersweet83@aol.com

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  92. I just had another idea sorry don't know if were allowed to guess twice but it will have a dragon blowing fire and the fire will make out the sigil of the order of St. George then the title will be in large print over top of it.
    My email is brittersweet83@aol.com. If we only get one guess I want to be fair so please disregard my pervious comment and use this one.

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  93. I picture a grey, stone-like background with dragon claw marks tearing across diagonally and the title in fiery colors like gold or yellow or orange, all caps, going across the picture. :) Thanks for the giveaway!! I can't WAIT to read!


    midgetpirateninja@gmail.com

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  94. I think it will be a muted purple cover, with a close-up of a dragon's talon. Maybe a hazy background with fire to add a little atmosphere? Whatever it is, I'm sure it will be awesome!

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  95. I'm gonna go with a flying dragon (or some other epic dragon scene like a dragon swooping in to grasp something.) with a firey background. Probably a black background with fire coloured fire ( because what other colour would fire be?) And a blue or green dragon.

    Or maybe a close up on a dragons face, because YA covers are often close up of faces and from what I've seen dragons are no different, but same colour scheme.

    Honestly I think the people going with the whole talon thing are probably right. Because hey it's an obvious choice. But I wanted to go with something different because the chances that i'm right are really bad anyway.

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  96. Maybe it shows Ember and Dante back-to-back in human form though they're tilted to the side so that you see a bit of there bodies and their arm touching, slowly turning into scaly dragon skin and the hands having talons. Also, the soldier is looming in the background.
    Thank you for this giveaway!
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  97. I think the cover will be fiery red for Ember with her profile over Talon in the background. =) As far as the wording, I think it will be sharp and jagged at the bottom of each letter like the swipe of a talon. SteeleReviewsATgmailDOTcom

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  98. I think the cover will be Ember in the front with a dragon taking up most of the background with the title Talon in gold letters. Thinking that maybe the dragon will be black (kinda got that idea from the pic you have up on goodreads atm that looks like black scales) dutchdevilgirl@hotmail.com

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  99. I will guess the cover to have either a gold dragon with a depiction of Talon and the Order of St. George

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  100. I think the cover will show part if not all of the red dragon Ember, especially showing her scales and talons, with the insignia of the Order of St. George in the center of the cover. Lettering will be in gold.

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  101. I'm guessing the cover will depict like a half-dragon/half-human outline with the title in fancy yet fierce-looking font. Also, the scales of the dragon will probably be really evident either in the background, dragon, or at the borders of the book.

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  102. I think the cover would be neat if it was a half body of a girl or boy in their swim wear, just sort of looking off in the distance. Then maybe have their shadow have dragon wings or if they're looking so we see their face, maybe one of their eyes is 'dragon' looking. The background would be cool if it was a sunset or sunset type colors, faded a bit so it was dark while the Talon title (in white) was against it on the left side of the person. And of course Julie's name at the bottom with 'Book 1' or the 'from author of Iron Fey/Blood of Eden series' sticker.

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  104. Face of a human morphing into a dragon. Title on the bottom of the cover.
    mglagtapon@gmail.com

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  105. I think it'll be black - a leather like surface (like dragon scales) with gold font reading TALON across the middle--and the O will be filled with a stylized gold dragon! :) Very cool.

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    1. Forgot the email address--griz1girl@gmail.com :)

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  106. I think it'll have a dragons foot with talons showing. The dragon will be dark purple and the background will be green. Title will be gold

    Lauren (lag117)

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  107. i think the cover will be black and gold, with a scaly background. The title will be in a really cool font in the middle and there will be a dragon somehow incorperated in the lettering...

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  108. I think the cover will feature a close up of a dragon face, with an emphasis on the scales (red?) and the eyes... I think the eyes will contrast with the scales because they'll look very human, with either curiosity or courage mainly showing. There could also be some really cool lighting, something reminiscent of flames. And then the title in the center Talon in gold lettering, with the 'O' beginning a dragon on the inside (a symbol probably used throughout the titles of the series...possible title Ascalon?)

    Cate
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  109. I think that there will be a dragon curled (like curled in a spiral in the center) then a girl/boy curled in the center of the spiral with the dragon. So basically, the dragon curled on the outside and the girl/boy curling on the inside. It sounds (and looks) better in my head haha. Then the text will be bold but the ends of a few letters will come to some sort of point, and sit towards the top of the cover. Colours would be like a grey with red or another bright colour for the scales of the dragon.

    Gina (P.S. Yes, I'm a blogger, but I haven't seen any part, or mock up of the cover)
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  110. I think that the cover will have a scale-y background thats kinda blue black with a crest/sigil in the centre hats sort of surrounded or engulfed by flames...
    OR...
    I think it will have a grey kind of cave in the background with the claw of a dragon seen peaking out and maybe the main characters standing outside the cave
    I really have no idea what I'm expecting...
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    daisy_rulez_1994(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  112. I think in the center there will be a black thing in the shape of some thing that is a cross between a flower (cuz she is a girl and a flame (cuz she is a dragon ) and maybe a bit of shield mixed in for the group of dragon hunters, with the word talon in white, so there is plenty of contrast, in simple font, almost like dragon claw marks, on the symbol. The backgroung will be a really pale color, beige or white, for more contrast, and under the symbol, your name in black.

    My email is mircatxbooks@gmail.com

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    1. And, of course, by "your name" I mean julie kagawa. And by the way, the name julie kagawa will be in a simpler font. New times roman or ariel maybe?

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    2. As a back up email, if I win and you can't get hold of me throu the first, storyxmail@gmail.com. this would only be used if the other one, mircatxbooks@gmail.com, didn't work.

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    3. Sorry, I meant through, not throu.

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    4. A dragon's talon. With fire swirling up the sides of the book and maybe a few small people fit in the background with a landscape of the society with TALON in big menacingly powerful letters.

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    5. Don't reply to my comment, start your own please.

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    6. Btw, it will probably mention that you are a New York Times best selling author .

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  113. This is really hard to Guess!!!
    Maybe... a silhouette of a dragon and a sword vertically through the title, maybe through the L or O?
    Or maybe it looks like the cover has been torn and a dragon's eye is peaking through the rips??

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  115. I'm thinking it'll have something to do with humans and dragons and maybe play up the fact that dragons can hide in human form. Maybe it'll have Ember in human form on the cover with a small Dragon feature showing like maybe her eyes? My email is, theend117@gmail.com

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  117. i think that the cover will have a golden dragon's eye and in the pupil it could be a silhouette of a person or sword and it will have a black background for the front cover with TALON along the bottom but the L being a dragon's claw or it could have a sword for the T.

    p.s. my email is d3e4e5@gmail.com or you could message me on twitter @JessiCart15

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  118. I think the cover will have a big dragon or maybe humans and dragons once and a red background. my email is claudia.davila03@gmail.com

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  119. I'm guessing that it will have some kind of a blue metallic background with a dragon that had a fierce look on its face. The text will be bold and black or metallic silver and will say TALON in all caps.

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  120. I think it will have the crest of the dragon hunters on the cover.

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  121. I think that is is going to have a picture of Ember in the front and her dragon form in the back. The colors will be a mix of greens and purples with white font. I can't wait to see it!!!
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  122. I think it will have a picture of Ember battling the dragon and it will have the colors orange and red for fire. Then the back cover would have a landscape picture of the land. My email is:

    wallace71@mctc.edu.

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  123. I really think we'll have red color, possibly orange, and I'm hoping for part of a dragon, either a talon as with the name, or maybe even an eye. I think those could make for amazing stuff!

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  124. I think there will be a black background patterned with scales with the cover having a gold dragon on it. The dragon will be very vibrant against the black, and will be medium sized taking up most of the cover but not all of it. There may also be some red around on the cover representing fire, and the title TALON will be in beautiful gold caps lock letters with a dragon in the 'O' like in the pre cover. I think its called a pre cover. Also Julie's name with be written in the lovely gold lettering and there will be gold and red and black and some gray all over the cover. That's my guess :)

    coldwinterbooks@gmail.com

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  125. Hmm maybe a dragon's claw? With all the scales and a talon up close (HA, Talon inside the talon maybe?) lol I'm thinking red for the scales. Ooooo gold lettering with a fancy font as the title! Maybe a logo of the dragon hunters under it? And of course Ms. Kagawa's name right under that. I can't wait for the reveal!
    Orangesoccerkayla@gmail.com

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  126. Mhhhm, beautiful typography and dragon wings? I'm thinking that the title might have scales? I have no idea. I can't wait until it's released!

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  127. I think it will have a dark background featuring a person and part of a dragon that has fiery, red-orange scales, and the title will be in a bold font, maybe in silver with a sword forming to "t".
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  128. I think that it will have a light blue background of waves breaking onto the sand...It will have a script of Talon on the top/near the middle of the book. On the bottom half will be Julie Kagawa...Along with either a girl/boy with a shadow of a dragon or a dragon claw hovering in midair. The claw will be red with gold tints, and there will maybe be a shadow of a sword. Other than the waves in the background, the sky will be dark....Dark blue or black maybe. The letters will be in a fiery script.

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  129. I have the cover of Talon pictured with a black background with orange flames dancing around the edges of the cover. The title will be written in red with slash marks through as though a talon sliced through. The title will be in the center with your name at the bottom also in red.
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  130. Okay , if I were thee brilliant minded Mrs.Kagawa here's what I'd feature as my book cover for a dragon series.
    I'd basically put a solid color based on the main Dragon,if there's one just guessing, but yes, one color. And a nice big title up center. But for example if the main Dragon maintained the ability to ice, the color I'd choose would be an icey blue, with a nice white title. With a beautiful, bold cursive font. With lonely snowflakes falling from mid air. Or if the Dragon maintained the ability tk breath fire the cover would most likely be a firey red, with a touch of orange or yellow. But okay, just to be on the simple side you ,Julie, can just feature an all black cover, keeping it simple, I mean come on, who doesn't have a fondness for the color black? Why define just one dragons abilities? Black would not give anything away, it's simple and just down right wicked. Readers that fell in love with the 'Blood Of Eden' series wouldn't mind it at all. Well they shouldn't. And you can maybe leave hints of the main Dragon's abilities in the color you set on the title, or fonts. I still stand with the beautiful, bold cursive. And as for the picture you'd feature it would maybe be a tail of a Dragon. It's typical but come on, I haven't seen a dragon with no tail. That would kind of odd, in my opinion. But it's a limb that ALL dragons share in common. So that's my greatest guess. I wish the best of luck to whomever is entering. Thanks for the opportunity, guys! I would love to win. -spam

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  131. Possibly a dark cover which would highlight the colours of a dragon :-)

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  132. Here's my ideas:


    1. A girl's face, likely Ember, with golden dragon eyes. The background of the cover is black, and the symbol for the Order of St. George is somewhere on the back cover, in flames. TALON is in bright gold letters, below the girl's face.

    2. Same as the first idea, a girl. But this girl looks normal, except for a feral glint in her eyes. There are claw marks on the wall behind her and the silhouette of something lurking in the shadows. The shadow is either of a dragon or a member of the Order, weapon in hand. The entire cover is in very dark colors and, once again, TALON is in bold letters.

    3. Dark dragon scales, either black or purple, with just TALON written on the front. The letters may be flaming. On the back, a dragon's talons are hidden somewhere in the background.

    Whatever the cover turns out to be, it's gonna be awesome. That I know :)

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  133. I think that the text will be kinda smooth block thin writing
    There will be a black dragon or just black wings (like and out line)
    And a very pale background like a white
    I hope the image in my head matches the book cover

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  134. I saw the cover and well - I was a bit sad about it .
    Not only because I went totaly wrong with my guessing , no ! It's because I find the cover boring ... ok ,it doesn't say much about the story , but for me -That's not important .
    For me a cover must represent the story and how it has been written like . Sooo :
    Is it possible, that there's also a second cover (like e.g. the immortal rules (Moon and on the other Allison)) and if this second cover excist -when will we see it AND will it count for the contest ?
    PLEEEEEEEESE answer me or anyone else who knows it!
    :-)

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    1. same here. I mean, it's pretty and all but the actual cover doesn't draw your attention that much.

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    2. Popular books have often different US and UK covers, so I guess there's a possibility if you just wait a bit :) I like the cover, but it'd be interesting to see what someone else would come up with.

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  135. Which idea is yours?
    (You can say date and time if you want)

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  136. I'm sort of kind of hopefulish for mine. I posted april 14 9:34am. Does anyone else think I have the slightest chance of wining?

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  137. Mine is at the 11.4. at 4:28 and the following three comments;-)

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