Another “Thank-You” Giveaway!

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Yay! It’s giveaway time again!

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Thanks to¬†everyone, I recently passed 500 blog subscribers and 800 followers on Twitter. Maybe I could say “thank you” 1,300 times in response… Though that would be a bit much, right? ūüėČ

So, I’ll say a great, big THANK YOU once again with a gesture. Last year’s belated blogoversary giveaways went really well, and I’m always happy to offer something that readers can benefit from. This time, I have two international giveaways. In other words, everyone will be eligible to participate – and you can choose to enter one giveaway, or both!

All rules and other details can be found after the jump. First, here are the prizes:
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The Thank-You Giveaway Extravaganza!

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Remember¬†that blogoversary giveaway I said I’d hold in August? (If you don’t, that’s totally OK.) Well… I’ve been so busy with other projects that I¬†kept postponing¬†it until I could make time to write this post and figure out how I was going to conduct said giveaways. But a LOT of amazing things have happened during that stretch of delays, so now is still an appropriate time to give you a¬†chance to win some goodies. As a result, this is no longer a blogoversary giveaway, but a¬†Thank-You Giveaway Extravaganza! ūüėÄ

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Interview with Maria V. Snyder + Shadow Study Giveaway!

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I’m thrilled to have Maria V. Snyder for our next Author Interview! Maria was one of my favorite “new” writers (or rather, new to me) of last year, and her debut novel¬†Poison Study¬†ended up at #2 on my 10 Favorite Reads of 2014 list. Besides¬†Poison Study, I gobbled up the rest of her Study Series (Magic Study¬†and Fire Study), which follows poison taster / magician / diplomat Yelena Zaltana as she confronts her past, learns about her magical powers, and kicks some serious butt.¬†Next week, Maria releases her thirteenth novel,¬†Shadow Study¬†– which means Yelena and¬†her assassin-spy soulmate Valek are back for more adventures! Plus, as you may have noticed from the title, we have a very special contest at the end of this article!

So, read on to learn more about¬†Shadow Study, how it’s different from Maria’s previous Study novels, and a few¬†things about Maria herself, including her writing influences, her favorite literary heroines, and what she’d do – or avoid doing – if she ever visited Yelena’s world. Also, if you’re interested, come back on Monday, February 23rd for my review of¬†Shadow Study!

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