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Friday, August 13, 2010

Celebrating the new Blog!

Hello!  Welcome to my new blog.  I know I'm not the best about blogging, but hopefully this will make things easier for me to let you know what's going on.  Things like Valek is currently fighting Aragorn from LOTR over at the YA Fantasy Showdown and he needs help so go here to help: http://yafantasyshowdown.weebly.com/index.html

In order to celebrate this new blog - I'm giving away FIVE signed copies of SPY GLASS!!!  What you need to do to win is to sign up as a follower and leave me a comment that you did and I'll randomly pick five winners next Sunday, August 22nd!

SPY GLASS will be release on August 24th - and some stores will have it on the shelves that week and others will wait until September 1st.  Amazon always ships early.

Here's an excerpt you can't find anywhere else!

By the time I met up with Nic and Eve at the Pig Pen, the evening rush had subsided.

“’Bout time,” Nic complained.

Eve plucked a horse hair from my cloak. “She’s been hanging out at the stables.” She peered at me.
“What else have you been doing at nights?”

“Breaking and entering, petty theft, shoplifting and drunk and disorderly until I pass out,” I said. All true except the D and D, and I returned everything I stole.

“Funny,” Nic said, but he didn’t smile. “Maybe we should switch our schedule and start working nights. Sounds like quite the party.”

“I thought you did work nights,” I said.

“Not anymore.” Eve shook her head. “You’ve been distracted. Councilor Moon has her own guards now. All trustworthy and with excellent records.” She swigged her ale. “We’re assuming you’re ignoring us for a good reason? Your side project?”

“I wouldn’t ignore you for a bad reason. Well, maybe Nic, but not you Eve.”

“Should we be worried?” Nic asked.

“No. Everything’s progressing well.” I waved Ian over and ordered a meal. “What are you doing now? Patrolling the streets?”

“Sometimes,” Eve said. “Our unit tends to fill in where needed, depending on what’s going on.”

“Today we got to watch prisoners build a wall at HQ. Here’s to another thrilling day on the job.” Nic raised his mug as if making a toast. “One inmate actually tried to talk to me. Gasp.”

Despite the sarcasm, I sensed another current under Nic’s words. “What did he want?”

“He asked about you, Opal. Seemed concern about your welfare.”

Devlen. “That’s was nice.” I tried.

“Yeah, downright decent of him. Something you don’t see too often in convicted criminals.”

“Okay, Nic. Spit it out,” I ordered. “What’s really the matter?”

He bunched up his napkin and tossed it onto the bar. “I don’t like being kept out of the loop, and when I meet a prisoner who knows more than I do about someone who is supposed to be my friend, I get a little testy.”

“He does know more about me than you, Nic. Probably more than anyone except Kade.” And Valek. There was no hiding with Valek. Yelena may be the Soulfinder, but he was the Soulseer. “That prisoner was one of the men at Hubal.”

Nic looked surprised. “What’s he doing in Dawnwood? He should be at Wirral.”

“It’s complicated, but he redeemed himself in the end.”

“Is that why you’ve been visiting him?” Eve asked.

Alarmed, I asked, “Have you been following me?”

“No need.” A half smile played on her lips.

I groaned. “The gossip network strikes again. I forgot you have friends who work at Dawnwood.”

“And it upsets them when the Councilor’s assistant starts visiting a prisoner,” Nic added. “I suggest you stop.”

An unpalatable thought. “I can’t.”

“Why not?” Eve seemed curious, but Nic glared.

“He’s the only one who understands how it feels to suddenly be without magic.”

“We understand. We don’t have magic—”

“And you never did. It’s different, Nic.” I sighed. He didn’t quite comprehend. “Look at it this way. you’re a strong man. You can lift heavy things and swing that hunk of metal you call a sword with one hand. What if I took away your strength? You can’t carry a barrel of water on your shoulder or draw your sword to defend yourself. Who would you identify with? Your brother, who can still heft a casket of wine, or Eve, who never could, or me, who also lost it?”


The lines on his face smoothed. “All right. I see your point. I still feel like I’m out of the loop. Like one of those neighbors.”

My turn to be confused. “What neighbors?”

“The people who live next to a crazy psychopath and tell us, ‘He was such a good neighbor. Quiet. No trouble,’” Nic said in a high squeaky voice.

“How about if I promise to tell you about the bodies buried under my factory before security digs them up? Will that make you happy?”

“Ecstatic.” He deadpanned.

Eve changed the subject and we were soon laughing and joking. As the evening drew to a close, they walked me home.

“Are you watching prisoners tomorrow?” I asked.

“Sort of,” Eve said. “We’re escorting a trio from the Greenblade Clan from our holding cells to Wirral.”

“Best part is seeing them gape in horror when they realize what their future holds,” Nic said. “Some break down and bawl.”

“I’d cry, too,” I said as a chill zipped down my spine.

"Don’t feel too bad about those three. They discovered a way to extract the venom from Greenblade bees. They sold the poison to others. At first, the murders appeared to be accidents. Poor man, stung by a lethal bee.” He tsked.

“How did they catch them?” I asked.

“Greed and stupidity,” Eve said. “They sold the venom to anyone who could afford the price, without thought to where the murder would be committed. After the second bee sting in the middle of the city where there are no bees, the authorities became suspicious.”

“Greed and stupidity are our friends,” Nic said. “It’s amazing how creative and inventive criminals can be, but eventually greed, sheer stupidity or both will bring them down.”

152 comments:

  1. Hi Maria!
    Loving the new blog! Where is the FOLLOW button by the way? Can't seem to find it....

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  2. Hi Maria,

    Hope all is well! I don't remember if I told you, but my book club LOVED the Poison Study series! It's the first thing I recommend to people! And I just picked up a few more copies for my classroom!

    I also LOVE LOVED LOVED Inside Out. Amazing. I can't wait to read the next one!!! I need to go buy a few more copies of that one to put into my class library. I know the kids will LOVE it, too!

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  3. Thank You! I am a follower.

    ~Pixie
    www.pageturnersblog.com

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  4. Hi Maria!

    Loved your Study books and am anxious to get my hands on Spy Glass! I added you to my Google Reader feed.

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  5. I'm a follower! Spy Glass looks amazing!

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  6. Hi Maria!

    Absolutely loved your Study Series and can't wait to get started on your Glass series. Just signed up as a follower. Thanks so much for a chance at a signed copy of Spy Glass!!

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  7. omg i cant wait till spyglass comes out...(thats if I dont get it from here..lol..hint hing..lol)..
    omg omg omg...i hope i get it...
    you dont know howmany ppl i have gotten to read your books...lol..there is one asking about it on my myspace page..
    omg i hope i get it...plz...i hope i win...

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  8. Ooh, congratulations on the upcoming release! Can't wait to read it!
    I just became a follower, woo hoo!

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  9. Congratulations on the new blog, the YA showdown nod (Valek against Aragorn?! SWEET!), and the upcoming release of Spy Glass.

    I just became a follower of your new blog, so -- *crosses fingers* -- here's hoping for a copy of Spy Glass. :)

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  10. Yay for your shiny new blog! I'm following it. I really enjoy your books!

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  11. Hey! So excited you got a blogger! I couldn't find the follow button but I did subscribe. :)

    -Christina

    books_are_life@yahoo(dot) com

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  12. Hello maria, i didn't see anything that says follow but i did see a thing to subscribe you to my google feeds. So if thats what you mean then i am following now.

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  13. I'm a follower! Maria I love your books, they are the only books that never leave my "favorites" shelf!

    TO EVERYONE HAVING ISSUES WITH FOLLOWING: If you go onto your Blogspot home page/ Dashboard page, under the "Reading List" you can select the tab that says "Blogs I'm following" at the bottom of that section you can select "Add" and then copy and paste the URL of Maria's blog into the directed box and you will be added as a follower!

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  14. I am now an official follower of your blogger cult haha. New blog looks great maria, can't wait for spy glass.

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  15. I thought there was a follow button at the very top....guess I have to read over the owner's manual again ;> Looks like you need to subscribe to follow - I'm still learning my way around :) Any suggestions/tips would be most welcome!

    And thanks to those who have already signed up!!

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  16. following !
    I can't wait for Spy Glass
    <3

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  17. I'm a follower! (and there is a follow button at the very top, but people are probably used to seeing them in the sidebar)

    I'm SO excited for SPY GLASS!!!

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  18. I am a follower! CAN'T WAIT FOR SPY GLASS!!!!!

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  19. I am a follower! I am proud because after 6 minutes I figured it out on my own (because I am obviously VERY technologically impaired...geez). Welcome back to blogging!

    NOw to try to get the feed to my livejournal account.

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  20. Thanks for holding an awesome contest like this maria, i am now following your blog. Think i still may pre-order my copy of spy glass so i have one to read and one to cherish if i end up with a signed copy. wouldn't want it to get ruined.

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  21. Well, all these comments must be getting annoying. Sorry. Your books are awesome by the way.My favourite was poison study.

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  22. HI!!! I can't believe the release is so soon. When you are waiting for another installment of your favourite series, seconds move at a glacial speed... And then BANG!!! You're faced with that YAY-it's-ALMOST-OUT moment :))) Thanks for your awesome work!!! Look forward to reading SPY GLASS!!!!

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  23. Well hey there.

    Good news? I've Officially Adjusted to Opal. I just waited for five or six months to pass after rereading the Study Series before tackling the Glass Series again. And, as a result, I now have a girl crush on Opal. Tehe?

    I think it was so hard to adjust because of the self-esteem factor. Opal was constantly ragging on herself and isolating herself while Yelana was doing her best to ensure her survival and making allies. But now that I've adjusted, I'm definitely in love with this series too. And frantically scrounging up money to buy the next book.

    Yeah...

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  24. I signed up as a follower. I can't wait to read Spy Glass!!

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  25. Hi Maria!
    I'm following through my google feed as well. I can't wait for SPY GLASS to come out it's going to be a great read. Thanks so much for hosting this awesome contest.

    (CALIFORNIABLUE17@AOL.COM)

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  26. Awesome! I am now a follower. :) Congrats on your upcoming release. Can't wait.

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  27. Hi Maria,
    lol, I'm an official follower now. It took me a few minutes but I signed up for blogger and I am following your blog. :-) As I said before I can't wait to read SPY GLASS and thanks for the contest!

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  28. Hi Maria!!!
    I am now officially a Follower!!! ^_^ Won't be long and you'll have a whole army of followers!!! ^_^ I can't WAIT until Spy Glass comes out!!! Been waiting SOOOO long!!! ^_^ But it'll be worth the wait!! Thanks for this AWESOME contest!!! ^_^ Good Luck with all of your future books!!! Cant WAIT to read them!!! ^_^
    P.S Valek will TOTALLY kick Aragorn's ass ANYDAY!!!!! ^_^

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  29. I can't wait! I'm so picking it up while I'm down in the states!!

    Cassandra C

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  30. Ahh can't wait for Spy Glass!
    Consider me entered in this contest!
    I'm a follower :)

    - Leah

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  31. Hi Maria!

    Welcome to a new e-space :)

    Not only is this my entry, but consider it my taunting for anyone silly enough to think pansy ol' Aragorn could beat Valek. Gimme a break!

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  32. Hi Maria!
    Love, love the Study Series, Glass Series, and Inside Out!! Can't wait for Spy Glass and Outside In!! You books are amazing! Thanks for the opportunity for us to win an early copy of Spy Glass!! So glad the release date is almost here!

    Take care,
    Emilie

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  33. Hullo!

    I've started to follow your blog. =]
    I'd love to win a copy of Spy Glass because otherwise I'll have to wait for the UK release... anyone have any idea when that is?!

    I'm going to have to re-read the previous two books in prep.... shame!!

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  35. Following and looking forward to updates! :)

    Loving the Spy Glass excerpt, can't wait to delve back in to the series!

    Chinquery - Uk release date is 17th Sept according to Amazon. (too long!)

    Kai

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  36. I'm a follower! Just finished rereading Storm Glass and will do the same with Sea Glass so I'm good to go with Spy Glass!

    Oh, and thanks for creating Valek - he's top of my fictional "crush" list *swoon*

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  37. Please enter me if the contest is international. I am a follower and a huge fan!

    Misha
    mishamary@gmail.com

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  38. I am following your blog and love all your books. Very excited to read Spy Glass!!

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  39. I want to enter, but I cant find the FOLLOW button...

    magabygc(@)gmail.com

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  40. Following the blog now :).

    Your books are amazing. Can't wait for Spy Glass and Outside In!

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  41. I'm a new follower and I can't wait to read your musings!

    astewart305(at)rogers.com

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  42. Maria! Great contest. I didn't see your follow button either, but I did subscribe!

    Kate
    elstadranch(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. I'm a follower! A Facebook friend and an all around fan! Your books are some of the best fiction I've read in a very long time! So engaging and rememberable, the characters really come to life. The excerpt has me on the edge of my seat for more!

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  44. Started following with google reader; going to try what other commenter suggested about getting this on my blog roll. Please enter me!
    b(dot)cardone(at)hotmail

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  45. Hey Maria! You are one of my favourite authors and I love all of your books, therefore I cannot wait to read Spy Glass. I would love to enter the contest if it's international, if not, I'm a follower anyway (maria1993) :)

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  46. I'm now officially a follower! I just want to say that your books are amazing, particularly the study series haha
    Please enter me if the giveaway is international...

    m-hussein(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

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  47. YAY! I am a follower! I love all of your books and can't wait to read Spy Glass! You are AWESOME! Ü

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  48. That is me a follower =] Can't wait for the release of Spy Glass

    david300389 @ aol . com

    youtube.com/dpbookreviews for study series review XD

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  49. Loved the study series loving the glass series. Glad to see you have a Blog. I am following it as I love to read author's Blogs and it would be fun to win a signed copy of your book. That would be great. If I don't will you be doing any signings in Wisconsin?

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  50. I signed up as a follower! So excited that you're on blogspot now (not a fan of myspace).

    I've voted for Valek but I think he's in the toughest bracket so he may not come out of there.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win Spy Glass! [bookworm1858 AT hotmail DOT com]

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  51. I'll follow you anywhere!
    Awesome new blog:D

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  52. Oh my, I'm panicking here, where's the follow button? I don't see it:( help, anyone!

    Oh, Valek can win that fight using his left hand to hold the sword and his right hand to hold Yelena :D

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  53. ok ok, all I needed was to calm down, because once I did, I found the button (sorry, I'm not used to blogger), so I follow!:D enter me for the contest Maria!

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  54. hey

    i love the poison study books they were awesome. and i would love to enter in the contest please and thank you. :D

    jackson.teri438@gmail.com

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  55. took me awhile to figure out how, but I did and I am now following! Please pick me to win a copy of Spy Glass. I can't wait to read it.

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  56. Hi Maria!

    just added you on my google reader thingy and looking forward to seeing lots of blog posts from you!!!

    and soooo looking forward to the new book too!

    Laura, UK

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  57. Hi Maria!

    I'm so glad you finally have a proper bloggy blog thingy set up that i can subscribe to! I expect to see more posts now especially since i live vicariously through your travelling adventures and research into your books!! And now we have a place we to pester you more about Ice Study! Really can't wait until Spy Glass is out, hopefully we won't be left to far behind here in the UK, Amazon is still saying Sept 17th :( We need to set Valek on them once he's finished over at YA Fantasy Showdown!

    Steph x

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  58. Er I'm not sure how to follow but i'm trying to figure it out. Whatever happened to pen and paper lol!

    Good luck with the release :)

    Nancy :)

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  59. Following. . .Thank you for such entertaining reads.

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  60. I am a follower now. I adore your books. :)

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  61. I just became a follower! I would have become one even if there wasn't a contest!

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  62. I am following! So excited for Spy Glass to come out, and I am a huge fan of all your books. I hope you keep writing forever. You inspire me to write and read more every day! :-)

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  63. I am following, and I can't wait for Spy Glass!

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  64. I'm following along with the rest of the world, by the looks! Can't wait for Spy Glass, and good luck to Valek! -Mikaela

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  65. I voted for valek as well, hope he wins. i'm following your blog maria, can't wait for spy glass.

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  66. I can't wait for Spy Glass! I'm so excited! Thanks for a chance to win a copy. I'm a follower :)

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  67. I am a follower now! Awesome contest, can't wait for Spy Glass!

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  68. I love valek but i also love devlen too. so many posts! seems like spy glass will sell well. i'm following your blog maria. can't wait for outside in and spy glass.

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  69. I am now a follower! I'm glad that you now have a blog. Thanks for the awesome contest!

    jen72684(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  70. Well, with the help of my ten-year-old daughter I was able to follow your and find my way to post this comment. I am supposed to be a technology guru but a great part of me still lives in the past... Keep up the good work. Your worlds have so many unexplored adventures - I expect you will keep me busy for many years to come!

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  71. I want to be a follower!!!!

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  72. the library havn't bought another copy of the book to this series and I am desperate to read more!

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  73. I love your books and can't wait to read SPY GLASS! :D I can't find the follower button so for now I'm just going to subscribe :)

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  74. LOL - Thanks everyone for figuring out how to follow!

    And for those still looking...look at the very top - scroll all the way up to the upper left part the the screen right below the Internet tool bar. I can't use the follower app yet as Blogger has told me I need to upgrade my template - and a friend already told me the blog's a little plain....so check back for some design changes....and the follower app :)

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  75. I just became a follower too!! I just circulated the Study books around my family now they're all driving me crazy for the Glass books! Can't wait for Spy Glass!! I'm happy and excited to learn that it's coming soon! I'll be at Chapters that day for sure!

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  76. Hey Maria! I am definitely going to be following your blog!! Love your books but then again, you already know that!!

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  77. I am now a follower!!! Can't wait for Spy Glass!!!

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  78. I am a follower!

    I just discovered Poison Study a couple of months ago and immediately ordered all of your other books! I really love them all and can't wait to read Spy Glass! Thanks for entertaining me! =)

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  79. Yay!!!!! More study stories..... sort of. Can't wait until Spy Glass comes out, strangely its the sme day as my results, not entirely sure wha will come to mind first that day :L

    Anyways, I hope i've got the right button and am a follower!!!!

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  81. I am a follower :D, can’t wait for Spy Glass to arrive at my door so I can lock myself away in my room for 24hrs while devour your book, I simply love both the Study and Glass series and hope and pray that other series/adventures will come from Sitia and Ixia, like any addict I want more, thou I will never tire of reading and rereading both the Study and Glass series as well as the Ice Study series. (I still want more lol).

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  82. Hi
    Okay I can't follow, I don't understand!! But I want to.. I love your books, obviously!!! I have pre-ordered Spy Glass the UK version and will purchase another copy when the Aussie version hits the stores.... One set if for reading and one is for show.. :) I go running in to the city every lunch break, to check if its out!!
    thanks for writing!!! and thanks for Yelena, she never gives up!! love her!!!

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  83. Yay. I followed. Thanks for writing these awesome books! :D

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  84. Woo I'm a follower! So excited for Spy Glass

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  85. Really enjoy the books that you write. I can't wait to see what else will come down the pipe line in the future. Keep up the great work.

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  86. I'm a follower!!!! I can't wait to devour Spy Glass!! WooHoo!!!

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  87. I'm a follower! I loved the study series and Im going to be starting the glass series soon! Can't wait!

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  88. I'm a follower and very BIG fan! Valek is my new literature heart throb. I read all of the study series, and I am ejoying Ice Study. I just finished Storm Glass, and I'm so excited to read Sea Glass. Keep up the fabulous writing!

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  89. YAY! I am a follower! I cannot wait until Spy Glass comes out. I love all of your books and have definitely recommended them to various people! Keep up the amazing writing! :-)

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  90. Great Excerpt Maria! Can't wait to read Spy Glass! I'm also looking forward to Outside In. I'm looking forward to reading your new series after the Glass Series.

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  91. sign me up! can't wait...
    I am now following your blog under edcullenluver@gmail.com

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  92. I am now following your blog through my Google Reader.
    Super excited for more books.
    I have Poison Study as a suggested book in my Library.

    And Valek should have Definitely Won that fight.

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  93. Hi Maria!
    I loved your poison study series and all of the short stories you send out about our favorite characters. I was excited when you did a spinoff and can't wait to read what Opal will do next in Spy Glass. I am definitely a follower of all of your work.

    - Melissa

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  94. Hey Maria!!!
    I'm so excited Spy Glass I am a new follower!!
    Please enter me in to win!! The preview above is very tempting loved the others!!

    kelly.kelinhas@gmail.com

    Keep up the awesome work!!

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  95. Maria,
    I'm following you on Blogger, Myspace, Yahoo and I even have your website on my favorites. I make sure that I know when your books are coming out so that I may buy them. :) I love all of your novels. I have never read any other aithor so fast. Your books have adventure, romance, magic, and so much more that they have been the very thing Ive been wanting to read in school. You are an amazing writer and I can't wait to read the new Spy Glass book and I can't wait for Ice Study to come out!

    -Cyrena Bagenstos

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  96. Im a follower now too!!

    CANNOT WAIT FOR SPY GLASS!!

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  97. Nice to see your blog on Blogger! I've added you to my Google Reader subscriptions. Thoroughly enjoyed your Study trilogy. Loved the first two books of the Glass trilogy and am looking forward to reading Spy Glass. Love the premise for your next series, too. So much to look forward to! Love it!

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  98. Yes! Spy Glass is almost here! Can't wait to see what Opal is getting herself into this time around!

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  99. Oh my god I love your books! I added you to my new blog. Spy glass sounds good already I can't wait to see what adventures Opal has in store for us!

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  100. Hi Maria!
    I am now a follower.
    Thanks for all the amazing books!!!
    Can't wait for Spy Glass, so exciting!

    Very sad about Valex not winning in the YA Fantasy Showdown :(

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  101. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!! I've read Poison Study and loved it! I can't wait to read the others. I'm a follower now.

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  102. Heyy Maria!!
    Very excited for Spy Glass to come out, I've been counting down the days since Sea Glass. Both excerpts were amazing! I'm so excited for it!
    Good job on Inside Out, as well. Very good read.
    And I have a question... my english teacher once told me you were friends with her... is that true?
    ~Emma Larson

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  103. I'm trying to become a follower! Thanks for posting the link on facebook for the blog site!! My mother introduced me to the study series and we both LOVED it and got hooked on the glass series! She thought Spy Glass was supposed to be released earlier this year and was severly disappointed when I told her it was not coming out until August lol. Can't wait!! I have never read a book more than once before reading Poison Study! Absolutely AMAZING!! I recommend these books to everyone I talk to.

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  104. Hey, welcome to Blogger by the way :-) I figured out how to follow (and it's a good reason to log onto this thing too). Very much looking forward to Spy Glass - the entire Studyglass/Ixisitia universe is my favourite escape.

    High fives from somewhere near Stonehenge.

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  105. i'm not sure how to follow but i subscribed to this blog via google reader. can't wait to see who wins the contest!

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  106. Hi Maria I just started following your blog. Thnak you sooo much for doing this contest for all of us. I have been so anxious for Spy Glass to come out ever since I finished Sea Glass in March. I think you're writing and your books are absolutely AMAZING!!!!!! I can't decided whether I am excited to read Spy Glass or sad to leave Sitia and Ixia and the adventures that have been there. Anyway, I would like to thank you again for hosting this contest.

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  107. Silly me, facebook posted the whole blog post instead of its usual teaser-with-a-link so i thought that was the new blog! well, now i know. i just home it's not too late for this comment to be included as part of the contestants...

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  108. Hi Maria! I've had your myspace linked on my blog forever, but now I'm following this one too! Would love to win because I love your books! I hope I'm picked!

    Amy Whitlock

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  110. I'm now a "follower." I've followed from Goodreads to here! I would LOVE a copy of Spy Glass!!! So looking forward to reading it.

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  111. Maria!! What are you trying to do to me?! I can't possibly read a spoiler if I can't have the WHOLE book right now!!!

    I will follow you anywhere (including here now!) as your writing is awesome, but I just can't cope with being left hanging!!!! Ice Study part 7 is so far away. *sob*

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  112. Hi Maria,

    I own ALL of your books and I would LOVE to own a signed copy of this next book!!!!

    Thanks,
    Melinda Coulman

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  113. Aaaahhhh, I can't find the follow button!

    I will, though. Even if it kills my laptop battery in the meantime. :)

    Actually, though, I have a question I've been meaning to ask you. (Hopefully, you'll read and have time to answer this.) Do you know if Seton Hill has a full-time, non-low-residential popular fiction writing program? I would LOVE to get an MFA for popular fiction writing, but I don't want a low-residency program, and I can't get anyone at Seton Hill to email me back.

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  114. Hi Maria!!! I'm now a "follower''.. Can't wait until Spy Glass is out!!!!!

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  115. Can't wait to check out Spy Glass...and it's going to be out earlier than I thought *squee*

    Also made sure to follow you while I was here...love the fancy new blog and hope to hear from you often!

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  116. I am so excited about Spy Glass just got through re-reading all of the Study Series and Glass Series to get ready for it. Also just finished Inside Out, just have to say WOW! The way you can create such diferent worlds is amazing and I am looking forward to many more books from you!

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  117. right, i got poision study in waterstones, i got all three books and then i went into the works were they sell books three for five pound. i was gutted, but i found about the opal cowan novels so tht cheered me up. lool. the only thing was tht i spent twenty minuets trying to find the third cuz i didn't know it was out yet. lool

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  118. yahooo! Just became a follower :D soo excited for the new release! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!

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  120. Hi Maria, I'm a follower! Can't wait for Spy Glass...and the next installment of Ice Study. Oh, and Outside In. :)

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  121. I have signed up with your newsletter. I love your books and I can not wait to read spy glass.

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  122. Hi Maria, I just signed up as a follower! Love your books. I can't wait for Spy Glass!!!!!! I've loved all of your work, and even picked up the paranormal romance anthology for your short story. Keep the stories coming!

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  123. Oops, I didn't sign up to follow you correctly before. I think I am now. So to repeat, I am now a follow, and I love your work!

    ~Colleen

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  124. I am certainly a follower!
    I wouldn't miss it for the world, and I am so looking forward to reading Spy Glass!

    Sincerest
    Louise

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  125. I am following and counting down the days till Spy Glass is released! I've already pre-ordered it from B&N, but I would LOVE to win one of your signed copies and share the one I ordered with a friend.

    Opal is one of my favorite literary heroines. I was still kind of mad at her for pricking Yelena with Curare when I started the Glass series, but I think coming from a past with so many regrets made her a really complex and likable character that I could really root for as she came into her own and out of her sisters' shadows. I can't wait to see what she's up to next.

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  126. I cannot follow :( but will "follow" through the feed on my blog! I can't wait!

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  128. I stumbled upon your books recently and was sucked into them. It took me only 3 days to read both storm glass and sea glass and I can't wait for spy glass to come out.
    Your books have become some of my favourite books and they will absolutely be added to my bookcase!
    Allison

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  129. Hi Maria! Louise from Crawley here. I'm so pleased you're using Blogspot, it's more user-friendly than MySpace in my opinion. :0)

    For readers in the UK, SPY GLASS will be released on 17th September. INSIDE OUT still hasn't been officially released, but any branch of Waterstone's can order it in for you, and the Crawley branch has several copies :0)

    Looking forward to reading more of your news and of course your books!

    Louise

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  130. It was absoulutely wonderful... but it didnt give anything awa y!! Hahahaha but i love that Valek is a 'soulseer' and opal is still in contact with Nick and Eve and still with Devlen... awww how cute!Cant wait for september the 1st! Thanks Maria.

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  131. Hi Maria!

    I've subscribed through my blog to follow you! That's the most I can figure out. I'm pretty much technologically challenged when it comes to these sort of things.
    I've started a group on facebook following your books. If anyone wants to join it's called "Poison Study is not just a book, it's a religion." Hope to see some of your followers joining.

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  132. Maria,
    I have loved your books so far! I am currently reading the glass series. I have read the poison series and Inside Out and loved them all. I found your blog by way of Goodreads and am excited to follow it. You have such an amazing writing talent. I love your strong female characters, they make me feel as though I can accomplish anything I put my mind to! The worlds you create are so realistic and I love to delve into your books. I can't wait to read more of your writing. Keep up the great work!
    Angela

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  133. I am actually a follower now ....computors are annoying.

    Ill keep my fingers crossed and i hope you had a good summer everyody XD

    Laters XXXX

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  134. I subscribed and am anxious to read Spy Glass!

    Christina G

    cegluna(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  135. GAH! I'm so excited about Spy Glass coming out! I subscribed to the blog, and would love, love, LOVE to be entered in the contest to win the book!!!

    Thanks,

    Haley Cooper

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  136. I'm your newest follower! Fingers crossed that I win! Loving the new blog. An excellent addition to my RSS.

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  137. Hello there! I can't find the follow button so I will subscibe by email and hope that's enough. I subscribe to your newsletter and love your website. Spy Glass has been on pre-order since it was available and I can't wait to have it in my hands! I love both the Study series and the Glass series...simply wonderful!

    Good luck, my dear! You deserve all the best.

    Sincerely-
    Veronica

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  138. Oh my goodness, I'm sooo excited to read the newest book in the series :) :) I'm subscribed to your blog and look forward to more posts about yelenna, valek, and opal

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  139. Not sure how to follow, but I did bookmark ya!

    Thanks for the excerpt! Tuesday can't get here soon enough. Keep up the good work!!

    Tracy

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  140. I like the new blog. I am a huge fan of your books. I have been ever since Poison Study.

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  141. After reading Storm Glass, I asked my mom if I could take a Glass Blowing class. Hah. I absolutely loved your Study Series and am picking up Sea Glass tomorrow! I can't wait!!

    -Ana, 15

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  142. Hi Maria!
    I love all your books, especially the Glass series and Inside Out :)

    I'm a follower :)

    Bareerah

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  143. I am so glad I found you to follow. Praise local librarians!!! Mine recommended your series and I have devoured them all. Keep giving us more of Yelena!

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  145. Woohoo, can't wait to review this one! We are now following on rss feed and email =]

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  146. and now on blogger (managed to figure it out)

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  147. I'm now following your blog! :)

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  148. Hope I'm not too late. I'm reading Inside Out right this very moment. Multi-Tasking.

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