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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Welcome to the official Release of Blood Shadows!



To all my fangtastic friends, fans, and readers...
Thank you so much for joining me ~ Nachari's story is finally here!

Now let's get down to celebrating... :-) 

ONE:  If you haven't already, please “JOIN THIS SITE” by clicking on the icon in the upper right-hand corner. (You do not have to join to enter the **free giveaway** contests).

(*Note: if you don't see the "Join this Site" icon or can't post, it's probably b/c you're using Internet Explorer as your browser & certain versions are incompatible with Google's "followers widget!" Please try another search engine -- Google CHROME is available as a free download! :-) Thanks!)

TWO: Please "ENTER TO WIN" a **FREE** Prize by Posting a Comment below. (Oh, and feel free to talk to other readers. ALL comments count!)



How to post a comment:
1. Click Comments at the bottom of THIS entry. Then scroll down to the very last post & fill out the comments box. OR 
2. Click on the date beneath any post (this will open a comments box).

Again, Please feel free to reply to other readers! Oh, and please add a **Spoiler Alert** if a comment reveals details about a book. Thanks! 

**FREE** Prizes
First Place: FREE Autographed copy of Blood Shadows along with a free Blood Shadows mouse pad.
Second Place: FREE eBOOK copy of Blood Shadows along with a free Blood Shadows mouse pad.  (The eBook must go to a Kindle or Nook account).
Third Place: 2-free Blood Shadows Mouse Pads (one for home & one for work ;-))

The winners will be chosen randomly at midnight tonight, and their names will be posted on the author's Facebook page – AND on this BLOG – tomorrow: March 1, 2013. Please check back to see if you've won. If you have won, email author@tessadawn.com as soon as possible to claim your book and exchange shipping information.

I will be here all day adding comments and answering questions.  Thank you so much for coming!

Blood Shadows AMAZON                         Blood Shadows Barnes & Noble

115 comments:

  1. Good Morning, Tessa and congratulations on the release of Nachari's story, BLOOD Shadows!! I'm really excited for this latest book and in preparation, I am re-reading the series so far!! I just posted on FB, did some Tweets and re-Tweets, Google+, and Pinned! I will do again after work to help spread the word!

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    1. Good Morning, Phyllis :-)
      Thank you so much for stopping by and for posting on Twitter and Facebook -- that is so sweet! I hope you enjoy your re-read and the new book ;-)
      Tessa

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  2. Hi Tessa,

    I have to say that I REALLY love your books. Your simply AMAZING!! What I wouldnt give to pick your brain. LOL. I am looking forward to reading your latest one :) Congrats!!

    gtochic69@yahoo.com

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    1. Thank you so much -- and you can "pick my brain" anytime (I can't guarantee that you'll find much in there sometimes, but...) LOL

      Have a wonderful day!

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  3. Good Morning All,

    I received my ebook yesterday and I am really excited to have it! I am already half way thru it and I am trying really hard to slow down. I have already spoiled some of it for one of my co-workers
    (note* dont ask someone where they are in the novel, if you don't want it spoiled. **Sorry Cindy** lol). Congratulations again Tessa for an intriguing story line. Once again, I cant wait to see what happens but the end will be bittersweet!

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    1. Hi Aimee,
      Great to see you here! I'm glad you got your eBook -- I just wish I could write as fast as some of you read...lol.

      Have a great day - and thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Hello Tessa
    Congratulations on the book release. Cannot wait to start reading the book. You are a great author!!!!!

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    1. Thank you, Kerry!!!

      And thanks for stopping by :-)

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  5. I can't wait to read it! I have loved all the other ones amd I am sure this one wiil be amazing too.

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  6. Hi Tessa,
    Love the books! I'm so glad I picked one up and decided to try it. I'm pretty picky on what I like to read. I also love the fact that you are so connected with your fans and readers. Unfortunately you don't find that a lot. Can't wait to get the book and start reading. Will probably have it done in the first day. Good thing I love to re-read books.

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    1. I like to re-read, too. Especially in a series when you want to have all the characters and plots fresh in your mind...lol. Unfortunately, the Blood Curse Series is getting so complex that I sometimes feel like I need to reread ALL of my own books before I attempt to write the next one -- yikes! :-)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Hello Tessa! Congrats on your book release =) I got mine yesterday and am enjoying it so far! (only 8% in so far) I have read all your books and just love your writing style. I really love the concept of the story also.
    I have a quick question, I assume that Kagen will be getting a book, but will anyone else? or you ending it at Kagen? <--Since he is the last brother.

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    1. Hi, Kelly - thanks for stopping by.

      Not sure how many books will be in the series before it's complete. I will say that there is a "story" unfolding in my mind for Kagen, so there's a good chance he'll have his own book. And after you finish BLOOD SHADOWS, you will definitely see another character heading for a book...lol.

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    2. Another character you say.... Now I need to read faster! lol

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    3. There are actually a few characters that can be heading for a story. Won't say anymore over here though so I don't spoil anyone!

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  8. Good Moring to all,
    I have already read Blood Shawdows, ( Thanks Amanzon) they sent it to me 2 wks early, the fourth book of Blood Shawdows, was nothing I expected from Tessa, but it was the most intriguing. I think Tessa, showed exceptional, talent to bring back characters from the frist novel, and integrate them back in to the story line. I would have never seen that one coming. I will be here most of the day. Look forward to seening other opinions and again Congradualations Tessa !!!

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    1. Thank you!!!

      I'm so glad you'll be hanging out most of day -- look forward to reading your posts. And yes, I do love being able to bring "old" characters into new stories...when I can :-) It feels like one huge family in Dark Moon Vale...

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    2. you sure we can trade a horse for a book :) LOL enjoy your day Tessa :)

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    3. Marti, I have already claimed the blue-eyed paint as my own. I may have to send a "gift box" with grain, carrots, and yeah, a book -- just so long as you promise to read it to him! LOL

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    4. Ha Ha, I was not for sure , if you realized it was me, I'm new to this Google Blog thing. Hapa is out in the rain today, that silly horse just loves the rain.:)

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  9. Good Morning, everyone! So excited to finally get Nachari's book out to you :-) Whew!!! Big relief. I wanted to share the BLOG of a great author who featured Blood Shadows and hosted me for a really fun interview a week ago: If you have a chance, stop by and check out out the interview (at the link below). And thanks for sharing "Release Day" with me :) :) :)

    http://cmmichaels.blogspot.com/2013/02/guest-blog-q-with-tessa-dawn-author-of.html?spref=fb

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  10. Hi Everyone!

    I read..no, I take that back..I DEVOURED Blood Shadows last night! It was amazing, as Tessa's books always are. It's like revisiting old friends and getting freaked out in the process :) I like it there so much, I've not so subtlety petitioned to be Kagen's destiny...LOL.

    Conragtulations Tessa..the book is AWESOME!!

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    1. I must say as an author, I love words like DEVOURED! LOL And "revisiting old friends and getting freaked out in the process" -- that about sums it up. :-) :-) :-)

      You may have some competition for Kagen -- there are a few "claims" in my website chatroom (and I think some early petitions for Ramsey...) Smiles.

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    2. Oh No they don't...I pledged my troth a long time ago! I'll be stopping by those chat rooms shortly!! LOL..

      I don't want to give any spoilers away because some of the group hasn't read it yet but, I have questions and comments. I will hold them for a couple of days :)

      I loved the twist! And Braden! Yowza, that is going to be a great story line! (They all are) I just wish we could dive into the next book right away.

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    3. Well, the forum is the perfect place for those questions & comments. All you have to do is type **spoiler alert** before you type (or jump into a topic where everyone has already "spilled the beans.") LOL

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    4. Hi Tessa and Carrie!

      I am one of those "early petitioners" for Ramsey!

      And I have to agree that Kagen is amazing too! Carrie you are a lucky woman :)

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    5. Hi Angela!

      See Tessa! Kagen really should be mine :) Just sayin'.

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  11. Helloooo and good morning Tessa and everyone! I wanted to be here at exactly 8am but sadly my eyes had different plans haha! So glad to see everyone and Tessa, what can I say but CONGRATULATIONS! I am super excited for this book. I love to write hope to have your luck in getting published. Your novels are not just typical vampire stories, they are dark fantasy, witty, romantic, sensual, elegant, exciting and above all unique with it's in depth story lines. It's no wonder you have become a great success!! keep writing! Please? lol

    Best wishes,
    Cindy Aelyth

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    1. Wow, Cindy! What a glowing review of the novels -- thank you! It's especially meaningful coming from another author. BEST OF LUCK in your publishing endeavors. Just don't give up; NEVER give up! :-)

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  12. Oh thank you for calling me an author! Makes me want to get cracking on my writing early today! And yes one more thing...this series MUST turn into film or at best T.V. series... I am assuming everyone will agree with me on this.. :)

    Cindy Aelyth

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  13. For those of you who are READING BLOOD SHADOWS RIGHT NOW or who have just FINISHED BLOOD SHADOWS, please consider joining the community forum (online chat room) on my website; there are some great topics going on right now by other readers...

    BTW, did I mention that I finally got my own community forum set up on my website? LOL It's a forum designed to let readers chat away to their heart's content about all things Dark Moon Vale. A fun place to laugh, post, cry, scream, and talk about vampires...or wanting to see Salvatore painfully murdered (as one reader posted last night). LOL

    You can find the forum here:

    http://tessadawn.com/group

    Or by going to my website (TessaDawn.Com) and clicking on the link: "Community Forum" ;-)

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    1. That was me. I want to see Salvatore die a very painful death. You should really start writing that one right away! Maybe Nachari can send him down to hell where he will forever be tortured!!

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  14. For those of you looking to win a **Free** book, you can increase your odds by stopping by Offbeat Vagabond today; Diana is also hosting a Blood Shadows giveaway...

    http://offbeatvagabond.blogspot.com/2013/02/virtual-release-party-giveaway-blood.html

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    1. And Carla at Book Monster Reviews is doing the same! :-)

      http://www.bookmonsterreviews.com/2013/02/tessa-day-release-day-promotion.html

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  15. Congratulations Tessa!

    Blood Shadows is amazing! Just like the rest of the books in your series. The Blood Curse series will always be my number one favorite!

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    1. Thank you, Angela!!! So nice to see you here :-) :-) :-)

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  16. I just got the Blood Shadows book today. I can't wait to read it. I loved the other Blood Curse books and I can't wait for more Blood Curse books to come out.

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  17. Happy Release Day Tessa! Congratulations! You know I love this series, I have been dying for this book for too long LOL! Thank you so much again hon. I can't wait to review this. Loving it so far. Congratulations again Tessa :)

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    1. Thank you, Diana -- and thanks again for the huge shout out on the blog! :-)

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    2. You are so welcome hon and thank you so much :D

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  18. Congrats Tessa :) I have to get the 1st book of this series..so I can catch up. Can't wait to read all of them :) Thank you for writing so I can enjoy reading.

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    1. You're welcome, Maria -- thanks for stopping by! :)

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  19. Tessa, big love from me to you. You are more than a great author to me, you are a friend and writing mentor. Without reading your series and following your journey my own series might not have been published. I admire you as an author and all around awesome person. As for the books ... tasty. I agree with one commenter when she said she "devoured" the book. I have done that with each story as well. I'm forcing myself to wait until this weekend to feast on Blood Shadows. Talk about temptation to start! I posted a link on my FB page to a post about you at the Vampire Romance Blog. I was thrilled to discover my book's post next to yours.Too cool! Enjoy this special day, Tessa. You deserve it.

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    1. Thank you, Carol! And thanks for stopping by. Our friendship has been a wonderful "retreat" for me as well :-), and it's been so fun to watch the success of I Kissed a Dog! I'll be eager to hear what you think of Blood Shadows...

      Thanks again for all the well-wishes (will keep you posted!) :-)
      Tessa

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  20. I am reading away on this fantastic book!!
    Thank you for being an Author.

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    1. Awesome...

      Great to see you here -- looking forward to your review :-)

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  22. Hello Tessa. I really enjoyed this book. I finished it yesterday. It is wonderful and I really enjoyed it. I reread the whole series so that I could be caught up. Now I understand why the panther was on the cover of this book!

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    1. Hi Marci,
      So great to see you here! Yeah, the panther did throw a few people for a loop initially... :-) Maybe I should do a poll: How should Salvatore die? LOL He is a horrific being, that's for sure. I have so enjoyed your thought-provoking posts on the forum; you definitely keep my on my toes.

      Thanks again for being such a great supporter! Cheers :-)

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    2. SALVATORE MUST DIE!!!! You really need to write that. Make a whole book on killing Savatorre. Even if you do one of those short stories.

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  23. Congratulations Tessa, I have not yet gotten to read any of the series ;( as I have been unable to find them in my local Walmart store. But I continue to look for them so I can get in on the ecitement :) I wish you continued success and if your ever in the San Antonio texas area for a book tour let me know I would dearly love to meet you

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    1. Thanks so much -- and thanks for stopping by! (I posted the links to two other blogs somewhere above -- both are hosting free Blood Shadows giveaways today as well. And I'm sure that one of them is offering ANY book in the series to the winner, so you could start with book one if you win ;-))...

      Have a wonderful day.

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    2. I will look for the links :) Hope you have a blessed day as well. Keep up the great work. I am addicted to reading so am always on the look out for great new stories lol

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    3. I haven't ever seen these books at Wal Mart. It would be best if you could order them online through Amazon or Barnes and Nobles. This really is a fatastic series.

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  24. OK soooo...yesterday on facebook I posted that I was going to start the book after I studied for my test...
    I lied!!! I couldn't refrain from touching my nook. It was as if Nachari was mentally teasing me to start reading his story. I love it already!!!! Thank you Tessa for sharing your talent with us. These books are wonderful. Even though I have them electonically, I want to collect the hard or paperback books. Keep up the great work that you do. I can't wait or the next one...already!

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    1. You're welcome, Mary! I love that these books call to some or my readers as deeply as they call to me :-) Enjoy the read!!!

      Oh, and how did you do on your test? :-)

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    2. The test is tonight so wish me luck!

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  25. Can't wait to get home and download onto my nook tonight! I have a date this weekend with Nachari!

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    1. Sounds like a nice glass of wine and bubble bath might be in order...lol.

      Enjoy the read -- I hope it takes you away for the weekend (I know that's my favorite thing about reading a book I've waited for...going completely into another world for a time. ;-))

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    2. Lost and Lonely, you should read the whole series again so you can say you have a hot date with Nathaniel, Marquis, Napolean, and then Nachari. Now that would be a very very good weekend date! Some girls are having discussions on who they want to choose for their mates. I, personally, don't mind sharing these lovely men with their Destiny's.

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  26. Congratulations Tessa!! I, like everyone else here, love your books. I can always tell when I'll really like a series by how I react when I'm done reading the first one. If I feel sad and like I've lost my best friend, then I know. You get so wrapped up in their lives, it's a real let-down when you get to the end. You keep the books coming, Tessa, and we'll keep reading (and loving) their stories!

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    1. Thank you so much -- that's a really good way of putting it! I've felt that several times while reading a book I was totally engrossed in. And yes, it's amazing how wrapped up in a story we can become...

      Thanks for stopping by :-)

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  27. I.never. saw. that. coming.

    That is all I can say to those of you who have not completed reading this book. What an incredible way to turn the tables. I wont spoil it for you but, WOW! That was a complete new direction for these characters. I look forward to what happens next!

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    1. Aimee, come join in the discussion on the Community Forum. You can discuss what you liked the most over there without spoiling everyone here. Now, I just can't wait for the next book!

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    2. OK I'm intrigued! I'm trying not to read it too fast because then I'm left with not wanting the story to end and then...I want Tessa to hurry with the next book ;) .

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    3. I agree with Marci -- I think you would have a lot of fun on the forum :-) (or maybe we would just have a lot of fun with you there...lol)

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  28. Congrats on your book release :) i really love this series, i was very excited for this book and have already begun to read it and i must say wow what a wonderful read, which of course i knew before reading it would be awesome :) hope to see many more books in the series

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      I hope you continue to enjoy it... :-)

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  29. Ok..so..I've posted a bit here already. Now, I know this is a silly question, but I just have to know. When can we expect the next book to come out? :)

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    1. Ha! I'm not nearly done with the book and I'm already thinking the same question. I'm trying to take my time reading it.

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    2. I have no idea...lol

      I've already started the rough draft, but I've got quite a ways to go. It's the rewrite and editing that takes the bulk of my time, so a release date is usually not set until I'm through the first rewrite. Some authors can (and must) write on a hard deadline; I'm lucky to get some flexibility :-)

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  30. Congrats, can't wait to read it tonight!

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    1. Thank you so much! Great to see you here, BTW :-)

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  31. I'm so glad Blood Shadows is finally here! I can't wait to dive back into the fantastic world of the Blood Curse! Congrats on the release and I hope it's very successful!

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      I hope you enjoy the read :-) :-) :-)

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  32. I have yet to read this series but you can be sure after this I will!

    Congratz on your book release!

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  33. I love this series & have been waiting patiently for this book release. Congratulations!!! This series is excellent & every book is just as great as the next. Thank you for sharing your talent.

    a.ladyfarmer at yahoo dot com

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    1. You are so welcome! Thank you for stopping by today :-)

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  34. I love your books. Just stopped by to thank you before I bury my nose in your new book Blood Shadows. YOU ROCK!

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    1. Thanks, Sabrina :-)

      I hope you enjoy the read!!!

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  35. I got my copy a few days ago!!! I love your books, so excited!!! Thank you

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    1. Awesome... I hope you enjoy the read!

      Thanks for stopping by :-)

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  36. I love your Blood Curse Series! When I first found and read Nathaniel's book I though it was very fresh, a new twist to a vampire story. I have been waiting patiently for each new book ever since. Can't wait to read Nachari's story!
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    Bridget N Galvan

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and posting. I really wanted to create a whole new twist on the vampire myth, so I'm glad to hear that my ideas connected so well... Readers like you make all the hard work worth it ;-)

      Have a wonderful day!

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  37. Hi Tessa, I loved loved loved Blood Shadows and I am anxious to see where the storyline is going, but when will my man Kagen get his destiny?

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    1. LOL!!!

      I know...it's crazy the way each book unfolds and in what order. I think the progression kind of happens naturally, but as I see the story moving forward...Kagen isn't too far away ;-)

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  38. Hi Tessa! I'm super excited and happy for you on your fangtastic release day!! I cannot wait to dive right into this book. Sadly life has gotten in the way but im hoping for some fang time this weekend. Thank you for being such an awesome author and so wonderful to us fans! Wishing you much continued success!

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    1. Thank you so much...

      I do understand about life getting in the way, and I hope it will give you a break! :-)

      Thanks again for stopping by.

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  40. Hi Tessa Firstly congratulation on your release day and I wish you huge amounts of success.
    Already preordered my copy from Book depository when it went up so it should be in the mail soon.
    I have posted it to my FB page Tracie Runge with various online bookstores links so people can go check it out and posted on twitter @tracie2667.
    Have a GREAT RELEASE DAY

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    1. I saw that post, Tracie -- it was awesome! (Can I hire you? LOL)

      Seriously though, thank you so much. I really appreciate you spreading the word and stopping by. This has been a wonderful release day...

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  41. Happy Release Day! Just got my copy of Blood Shadows! Thanks Tessa, for an awesome series. . . and for the lack of sleep I will get tonight. ;)

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    1. Ha ha...

      You're welcome. I hope you enjoy the read (even with bloodshot eyes), and thanks for stopping by! :-)

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  42. Hello Tessa, Glad I remembered the party and could figure out how to sign in here.

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    1. Me, too!

      The more the merrier :-). Thanks for keeping at it -- I really appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful evening!

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  43. So glad I was able to stop in to say congratulations! Like many I have been anxiously awaiting the release of this book. After an unsuccessful attempt to bribe a doctor into inducing a coma so I could simply awaken on release day...I opted to just keep going to work. Let me tell ya...my co-workers noticed how much less cranky I was today :-) Wishing you nothing but success Tessa!! As always...thank you so much for introducing these characters to us and for inspiring fledgling writers like me!!

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    1. Hi, Dennis!

      What a pleasure to see your post! And I'm so glad to hear you didn't have to go the coma route after all (nasty business, just ask Nachari) lol. Thank you so much for the well-wishes; I really appreciate it. I'll be eager to hear what you think of Blood Shadows ;-)

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    3. I know I'm going to love it! I have a wonderful and busy weekend of reading ahead!!

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  44. Happy Release day Tessa!! I just LOVED the book as you well know! :) Thanks again my writing goddess for such a fantastic world and fantastic men!!! :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Audi :-)

      I so appreciate all of your support; this one has been a long time coming...as we both know.

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  45. Hi Tessa,
    I can't begin to describe how excited I am about Blood Shadows! I have read the first three books in your Blood Curse Series and I'm looking forward to another sleepless night. Yes, I did say looking forward to a sleepless night, that's because once I start reading I can't stop! :) Thanks for the best novels I've read in this genre!

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    1. You are so welcome...

      And thank you for the wonderful compliment; I hope Blood Shadows sweeps you away like the others... :-)

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  46. I've downloaded the book and am pacing myself on when to start it! I know once I start I will not put this book down until the last page! Then I will have to wait for the next release! Oh, the torture!
    Stephanie!

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  47. Well, I hope it's a fun read for you, Stephanie :-). Okay, so maybe "fun" isn't really the word for this Dark Fantasy Series...lol.

    At any rate, thank you so much for stopping by. Hopefully, the next release won't be too terribly far away :-)

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  48. I just wanted to tell you much I enjoy your books. Thank you for being such an awesome author and keeping us on the edge of our seats. I love your characters. I am not sure which brother I like best though because I think I have a crush on all of them...LOL.

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you could make it before the end of the event :-). And I'm happy to hear that the books keep you engaged! You're definitely not alone in having a crush on several of the brothers...lol. (If you ever stop by the Community Forum (it's on my website), you will actually see readers staking a very firm claim on their "Silivasi." Haha

      Thanks again!

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  49. Thank you everyone for a wonderful Book Release Party! As always, you guys are the most fantastic, enthusiastic, and passionate readers anywhere -- I am both humbled and honored to share this series with you... Much love -- and Happy Reading! Tessa

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