Monday, April 25, 2011

Adaptations???

It’s Monday again! Hope everyone had a great weekend and a great holiday if you celebrated!

With a rash of movies coming out that are based on books (Water for Elephants, The Help, Something Borrowed), and because I went with my book club girlies to see Water for Elephants over the weekend, that today would be a good day to talk about adaptations (and I’ll also sneak in a little bit about my thoughts on Water for Elephants).

I don’t remember what the first adaptation of a book I saw. It’s a practice that has been in place forever, and it makes so much sense. I mean why wouldn’t you want to make a movie out of an already successful book? You have a built in audience, and the story is already there for you. I do know that I’ve found a few books AFTER seeing a great movie. In fact I found one of my favorite authors, Maeve Binchey, after watching the movie Circle of Friends.

But how many times have we been sitting in a theatre, bouncing in our seat, waiting for the long anticipated movie version of a favorite book only to be disappointed that a favorite scene or character was completely left out? So it’s always a gamble when you head to the movies to see what Hollywood’s interpretation of your favorite book is going to be.

While I was at RT in Los Angeles a few weeks ago, I attended a great panel about going from the written page to the big screen (I mean like every author out there I have the pipe dream that I will see Kellan playing Gideon!) and it gave me so much insight into how and why Twilight ended up the way it did! One thing that they said was for an author NOT to try to write their own script. A novel and a screenplay are two different beasts and often when a book is adapted for film there are brutal decisions made that an author just can’t do. I know that I could NEVER make the decision to kill off one of my characters, or lose a detail that I struggled so hard to get just right! I mean just the editing process had me in tears and defensive.

So, seeing one of my favorite books come to life on the big screen over the weekend had me looking at it from a different angle. And, I will say that I think that this is probably one of the adaptations that I have ever seen! Were there parts that were left out? Yes, absolutely. BUT, the screenwriter found a way to still include the information. And the fact that there is no Uncle Al in the movie and I really didn’t miss him says so much! I get it now, however.

The next one that I’m waiting for to see how well they have adapted (and it will be very interesting because in the case Suzanne Collins had a hand in writing the screenplay, so I’m curious to see how much it differs from the book) is The Hunger Games. There are definitely a few that I want to see in between now and then including Kathyrn Stockett’s The Help, which is next on my TBR list. And of course I’m still waiting to see Indivisible!

STOP HERE IF YOU DON’T WANT MY THOUGHTS ON WATER FOR ELEPHANTS!!



Like I said, I really thought that this was a beautifully done film. Director Francis Lawrence did an amazing job of creating the 1930’s circus with all its spectacle for viewers. I thought visually the movie was just beautiful.

I don’t think that they could have found a better actor to play August than Christoph Waltz! For me, he really stole the movie. Though I will admit that I wasn’t unhappy with seeing Rob Pattinson’s beautiful face on the screen for two hours! And he really did a great job bring Jacob to life for me.


The one stumbling block for me in the movie was Marlena. Don’t get me wrong, I love Reese Witherspoon, and I think that she did a good job with the role, but I just didn’t like the character as much as I did in the book.

The book version of Marlena was more of an innocent in the whole story. She thought that she was in love with August at 17 and basically ran away with the circus with him, leaving behind her disapproving parents. And then, once she discovered the dual personalities of August she did what she had to do to keep things even keel because she knows she can’t go back to her old life. In the movie, they gave her a different background involving foster homes, which still left her with nowhere to go, but to me lost something in the translation. The book version seemed more tragic for her because she chose August over her family, where in the movie he more saved her. It was one adaptation that I didn’t see the necessity for.

Also, I felt that I missed Marlena and Jacob actually FALLING in love. One minute she would be draped over August talking about all of his great qualities and then the next she was jumping off a train with Jacob. I missed the tension that built in the book when we, as readers could see that they were moving beyond a point of no return, yet still had to act like there was nothing between them and how hard it became over time. There weren’t enough stolen glances between the pair, or “accidental” touches that they tried to conceal…I wanted to feel that they were willing to risk everything (including their lives) for love, and I didn’t.

Everything else about the movie, however was stunning and amazing, and I’m fairly sure that I will sneak off in the middle of the day while the kids are at school over the next couple of weeks to see it a few more times!

And now, since it's Monday...you all know what that means!! BLOG HOP!!



YAY!! It's time for the wonderful blog hop started by author Lisa Sanchez


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READERS: Follow as many authors as you like. Just follow the Linky list and hop from author to author. The idea is to find as many "new to you" authors as you can, and hopefully some great new reading material as well. Leave a comment! We'd love to chat with you!


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•The purpose of the hop is to meet "new to you" authors and discover great new reads. Follow as many authors as you can. Leave a comment and introduce yourself!
•If you'd like to share the Linky list in a post on your blog ( Please do!) just follow the link and grab the code.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Becoming sage - A New View of a Different Lifestyle

Happy Monday!!

First things first…let me take care of business and announce the winner of my Easter Hoppin’ Blog Hop Giveaway! The lucky commenter is ereader89! I’ll be emailing you to get all of your information so I can get your prizes to you! Congratulations!

Now, for today’s fun! Today we are talking about BDSM and polyamory! What could be more fun than that?

I have always been a reader. Growing up, I read anything that I could get my hands on, but I was never a big romance reader. I think the reason for that was that my mom read the old school, Fabio pirate with the ripped shirt books all the time and I didn’t want to read what my mom read. Probably the only books I read that contained any kind of sex as more than just a piece of the story were the Sleeping Beauty trilogy by Anne Rice. I wasn’t sure how I felt about them because I was a bit put off by the fact that she was kind of being held captive, so I didn’t read anymore smexy books for a long time. Then a friend introduced me to The Black Dagger Brotherhood and I was sold.

I have never been shy about announcing that my mostest favorite smexin’ scene EVER is the V, Jane and the sink scene in V’s book. That book had me thinking that maybe some of the BDSM stuff out there would be kind of interesting. So off I went to read!

I found that most of the stories I was reading were about a sweet kindergarten teacher (or other equally goody-goody profession) who has a kinky side that she wants to explore so she goes to a club (or starts reading internet ads) and finds someone to experiment with. Now, don’t get me wrong…I like these stories, and will admit to having several of them on my Kindle. Then if you throw in another participant, yeah…I think that I might be revealing a little too much about my reading preferences?? But you get the idea!

I was lucky enough to be probably one of the first people outside of her circle of critique partners to read debut author, kasi Alexander’s Becoming sage, and got a new and different perspective of the BDSM and poly lifestyles. I was fascinated and enamored by this book.


Summary: With a failed marriage behind her, Jill Marten was looking to start a new chapter in her life. She had no idea that running into her old friend, Jessie, would unlock a whole new world. When she accepts Jessie's invitation to a party, in order to "try something completely different," it awakens a need to discover her place in a new community. Jessie, also known as sunni, is a submissive slave who is in a loving relationship with her Master, Sir Rune. When Rune and sunni ask Jill to be a part of their family, Jill begins her journey into submission, bondage, and polyamory, even as she questions everything that she has been taught about love and relationships. She begins to face her own desires and fears as she struggles with feelings of jealousy, inadequacy, and self-worth. Once she opens the door to a life she never imagined, a peek through the keyhole is no longer enough, and she must learn what it means to become sage.


One of the things that I really loved about this story is that it is told in first person from Jill’s point of view. So, the reader has complete access to her thought process as she makes new discoveries about herself and what she wants out of life.

This isn’t a story about Jill just participating in the BDSM lifestyle, this is about her finding out about where she belongs in the lifestyle and how much she wants to belong there. A word of warning here…this book isn’t what I consider Erotica – it’s not about the sex – it’s about the characters and how the sexual lifestyle impacts them.

I was drawn into this story because her thought process answered all of those questions that I have when I think about some of the aspects of a BDSM lifestyle. She goes through worrying how other people are going to react, and how as an independent woman she could give up control of her life in such a total way. Rutger and Jessie live as a D/s relationship as part of their life. They don’t just “play” on weekends, they live their lifestyle. So, while Jill discovers that she enjoys the sexual aspects of being dominated (most especially rope play), she isn’t sure about giving more control over to Rutger/Rune.

Not only is Jill confused about what she wants in her sexual life, but Rune and sunni offer her much more – they want her to be part of their family and to live together in a polyamorous relationship. This really throws Jill into a world of questioning her own values and desires.

For me, one of the most powerful scenes is where Jill (now sage) realizes that she’s where she wants to be and that she can give up control, and trust that Sir (Rune) will have her best interests at heart. In this part of the story, Rune has invited another Dom and his sub over for dinner and to “play” afterward. At one point during the “play” sage feels someone behind her and since she can see Rune and what BOTH his hands are doing, she realizes that it is Sir Matthew. For a second she panics, but then understands that Rune would have negotiated all aspects of their scene with Matthew, and that he wouldn’t allow anything that would hurt her. Up until this point, she has been wavering in her decisions as to whether or not she wanted to remain in the relationship. It is in that moment that sage knows this is what she wants and that she can give up control and trust that Rune will make decisions for her benefit.

kasi Alexander takes the reader through a true journey from negotiations to establish the amount of control her new Dom will have over her life (which in this case is almost total), to the inherent jealousy that both women must work through as they learn to share Sir. As a reader, I loved being given that little glimpse into the real world that these characters live in and realizing that it isn’t just about kinky sex, but about how a person feels about themselves and their place in the world. My belief is that as long as everyone is of age, and everything is consensual (and often negotiated before hand) then each person needs to decide for themselves what is right for them, and kasi Alexander does a great job of letting the reader see that it isn’t always an easy or quick decision, and that Becoming sage is a long thought out journey.

And, as a special treat…I have an interview with the author of Becoming sage, kasi Alexander!

Tell us a little bit about you and how you started writing.

I grew up in a small town in Michigan, have spent the last few decades working intermittently on a bachelor’s degree (which I will finally get in May 2011), and have lived in upstate New York, Colorado, and Arizona. I knew I wanted to write when I was very young, but I was never able to produce anything of substance until “Becoming sage.” Now I have someone who holds me accountable for my writing and is very supportive and encouraging. That really helps!

Becoming sage is classified on Omnific as “Alternative Romance.” Can you explain what that means?

I like the way Omnific put it: Romance isn’t always just ‘boy meets girl.’ I think alternative romance could be anything that’s a little different than the usual relationship style: same sex, polyamory, power exchange, group sex/marriage, BDSM, and probably lots of other stuff I’m not even aware of!

Now, in the title and throughout the book, names often aren’t capitalized. Can you explain why that is.

In many (but by no means all!) power exchange relationships (domination/submission, master/slave), the submissive/slave does not capitalize their name. This is totally optional and there are lots who do. I thought it would be an interesting aspect of the book, keeping their relationship status in view at all times.

I know that you live a D/s poly lifestyle, how much did your story parallel sage’s journey?

This is kind of tough. In terms of sage’s emotions and a lot of the M/s aspects, there are a lot of parallels. In terms of the actual action of the story, not so much. It is basically a very, very fictionalized account of my experiences with M/s and poly.

As an author, I sometimes struggle to find the right voice to tell a story in. In Becoming sage, you went with first person point of view, which I think was perfect. Did you know right from the beginning that you needed to allow the reader to be in sage’s head, or did you try any other voices before finding sage’s?

I felt strongly that the only way to tell the story was to be firmly grounded in sage’s head. I wanted readers to go through every experience from her point of view, even the experience of realizing that other people’s attitudes were not quite what she had assumed. It’s very much her story and I wanted to keep her perspective front and center.

I read that Becoming sage is the first installment in “The Keyhole Series”. Can you tell us what other stories you are working on?

I am currently working on a second book told from sunni’s (the sister slave) perspective. Then hopefully there will be a third told by Rune. There are short stories about Rune and sunni that may be coming out in anthologies from Omnific in the future. So far, sunni’s story is quite different than sage’s. It isn’t quite as introspective and emotional, but it reflects sunni’s personality better, I think, and deals more with life outside of their household. If the series goes well, there are lots of other characters who could easily come out and tell their own stories!

kasi, thank you so much for taking time to answer these questions for us. I’ve told you many times, but I really did love Becoming sage and can’t wait for the other stories! And, at least in my case, you definitely accomplished you goal in helping a VERY “vanilla” girl get an understanding of the real world of BDSM.

Oh, and check out kasi’s blog…I returned the favor and answered a few interesting questions about D/s relationships as they relate to my writing. Who knew?? I just like me a big, strong, protective man!

Meet an Author Monday



YAY!! It's time for the wonderful blog hop started by author Lisa Sanchez


Here's how it works:


READERS: Follow as many authors as you like. Just follow the Linky list and hop from author to author. The idea is to find as many "new to you" authors as you can, and hopefully some great new reading material as well. Leave a comment! We'd love to chat with you!


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•Follow the Meet an author Monday host (Cali Cheer Mom) along with any of the wonderfully talented authors on the list.
•You will need to enter your name and blog url into the Linky tool.
•Grab our super cute button and place it in a post. (THIS IS IMPORTANT!) If you don't create a post for the hop, your readers won't have a place to comment, and the hop will stop with you. So create a post, paste in the Linky code and start hopping!
•The purpose of the hop is to meet "new to you" authors and discover great new reads. Follow as many authors as you can. Leave a comment and introduce yourself!
•If you'd like to share the Linky list in a post on your blog ( Please do!) just follow the link and grab the code.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Easter Hoppin' Blog Hop - DAY 2


Howdy "Peeps"!!

It's day two of the Easter Hop Giveaway started by JoJo's Book Corner and lushbookreviews, and I've decided to sweeten the pot a little...I'm adding a $10 Gift Card for Amazon or B&N to my giveaway! All you have to do is leave a comment before midnight on April 17th. I will announce the winner in my normal post (which is a really good one this week) on the Meet an Author Monday Blog Hop!

For those of you who are new and just stopping by on the hop, I thought that it would be a good idea to introduce myself...

I'm a Stay-at-Home-Mom of Irish Twins (actually born in the same year) who keep me busy all the time. In between their various activities, I discovered that I wanted to be a writer when I grew up.

My first book was a collaborative effort with Alison Oburia called Passion Fish. While working on Passion Fish, I really found my voice in a strong female and her equally strong man. So from there I thought that I should write what I love, and I do love a man in uniform...and a Navy SEAL is the ultimate for me. That thought became Indivisible.

I want to share one of my favorite lines from Indivisible:

Charlie tried to fight the tears she felt welling behind her eyes.
“Let me tell you something about my boys. Don’t get me wrong—I love both Tyson and Gideon more than anything in this world. But I learned long ago that I have to love them without expectations.” - Evelyn Cooper

Loving without expectations is what life is about!

Thanks for stopping by today - tomorrow I will share an exerpt!

And don't forget to visit all the other fun blogs for more chances at giveaways!

What - Easter Hoppin Blog Hop Giveaways
When - 12:01 AM April 15th until 11:59 PM April 17th
Where - All around the blogging world!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Easter Hoppin' Blog Hop Giveaway!


HOPPY FRIDAY!!

I am so excited about this blog hop. It's just the first day, and looking at the list, I can't wait to make the rounds!!

SO, here's how my giveaway is going to work for the next three days - All you have to do is make a comment! You can just say "hi" or comment on whatever is posted, just make a comment to get your name in the pool to win!! I will take comments until Midnight (PST) on Sunday and announce the winner on here in my regular Monday post!

But, wait...what is she giving away??


Glad you asked! I have a fabulous Indivisible mug that will come with either a selection of coffees or hot chocolates (for those like myself who aren't coffee drinkers), and an ebook pack of Indivisible.


And don't forget to visit all the other fun blogs for more chances at giveaways!

What - Easter Hoppin Blog Hop Giveaways
When - 12:01 AM April 15th until 11:59 PM April 17th
Where - All around the blogging world!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Meet and Author Monday

It is SOOO good to be home!!

Just a few little things before I get to the hop!

I spent the week in Los Angeles at the RT Convention, and it was so much fun! I met a few other Omnific authors, took some great workshops, and got to spend time with family and friends (I'm originally from Southern California). Now that I've been to my first one, I'm already making plans for next year's convention.

Also, I am participating in a really fun event over the next three days (April 11 - April 13) for a Goodreads Romance Readers Reading Challenges group. I'll be over there posting for the next couple of days; answering any questions you have, posting a few excerpts, teasing with some of my new characters...OH! And offering up a signed print copy of Indivisible (US only) and a digital copy (international) for giveaway! So come over and ask me a question or make a comment!!

Don't forget this weekend I will be doing the Easter Blog Hop (click on that hot bunny on the sidebar for more information). I'll be giving away a really cool prize! And I'm working on something special for next Monday!

Now the hop...



YAY!! It's time for the wonderful blog hop started by author Lisa Sanchez


Here's how it works:


READERS: Follow as many authors as you like. Just follow the Linky list and hop from author to author. The idea is to find as many "new to you" authors as you can, and hopefully some great new reading material as well. Leave a comment! We'd love to chat with you!


AUTHORS:

•Follow the Meet an author Monday host (Cali Cheer Mom) along with any of the wonderfully talented authors on the list.
•You will need to enter your name and blog url into the Linky tool.
•Grab our super cute button and place it in a post. (THIS IS IMPORTANT!) If you don't create a post for the hop, your readers won't have a place to comment, and the hop will stop with you. So create a post, paste in the Linky code and start hopping!
•The purpose of the hop is to meet "new to you" authors and discover great new reads. Follow as many authors as you can. Leave a comment and introduce yourself!
•If you'd like to share the Linky list in a post on your blog ( Please do!) just follow the link and grab the code.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Meet an Author Monday

Before we get to the hop, I wanted to mention a few things...

First, take a look at the Easter Blog Hop that I've signed up for (there's a button over there!). This is a GREAT hop where each blog will be doing a giveaway! I'll be announcing what I'm giving away on the first day (It's pretty good!!)

AND...I'm heading out today to Los Angeles for the RT convention! I'm pretty excited. Lots of great authors, great workshops and hoping for great weather! You can stop by the Omnific table and say hi if you'll be there!

Okay, now the hop!



YAY!! It's time for the wonderful blog hop started by author Lisa Sanchez


Here's how it works:


READERS: Follow as many authors as you like. Just follow the Linky list and hop from author to author. The idea is to find as many "new to you" authors as you can, and hopefully some great new reading material as well. Leave a comment! We'd love to chat with you!


AUTHORS:

•Follow the Meet an author Monday host (Cali Cheer Mom) along with any of the wonderfully talented authors on the list.
•You will need to enter your name and blog url into the Linky tool.
•Grab our super cute button and place it in a post. (THIS IS IMPORTANT!) If you don't create a post for the hop, your readers won't have a place to comment, and the hop will stop with you. So create a post, paste in the Linky code and start hopping!
•The purpose of the hop is to meet "new to you" authors and discover great new reads. Follow as many authors as you can. Leave a comment and introduce yourself!
•If you'd like to share the Linky list in a post on your blog ( Please do!) just follow the link and grab the code.

Lover Unleashed...My Thoughts and Opinions

Happy Monday!

I am SOOO excited!! Why you ask?? Well, I had a great week...a busy, but good week. My kids are still out of school, and we kept busy, but in between running them around and hanging out at the park, I finished a short story I’ve been working on for months, AND I read Lover Unleashed by JR Ward.



If you aren’t familiar with Ward’s Brotherhood, I suggest you stop right now and pick up Dark Lover (Wrath and Beth’s story). Once you finish it, you will want to either be able to download Rhage’s story or be near a book store because once you start, you can’t stop!

I began reading the series about three years ago, when I saw something about BDB on a forum. When I asked what the hell that meant, I immediately was bombarded with all the information about the Black Dagger Brotherhood. At one friend’s insistence, I picked up the first book in the series (see Wrath above!) and continued all the books in a matter of days.

At the time, there were only five books (the last one I could read before waiting was V’s book and it has the BEST sexing scene EVER!), and ever since that fateful day I have eagerly waited for each new book. Four new books later, I am still as pleased as I was from the moment Wrath fell for Beth!

Anyone who has read and loved the series will ALWAYS have a favorite. You don’t even have to ask them. As soon as you mention the BDB, they will swoon over Rhage, or shudder at the thought of V. I’ll tell you that my personal favorite is Zsadist. I just can’t resist a damaged warrior!(And I may or may not have a t-shirt that says, “Warrior Vampire Hussy” on the front and Zsadist in Old English lettering on the back…)


So, today I want to talk about the latest release, Lover Unleashed.

WARNING*****SPOILERS*****WARNING****SPOILERS****WARNING****SPOILERS



I will admit that I was worried about Lover Unleashed. Way back in Vishous’ book, we got a hint that Jane’s boss, Dr. Manny Manello , was going to be V’s twin, Payne’s happily ever after. This has never really been a secret.

The thing that I was worried about was that Ward was going to take us through the same route as Butch to get him to turn into a vamp. I read a lot of different series, and several of them have started to get stale and use the same thing over and over. My biggest fear was that I was going to have to give up my brothers.

Ward surprised me!! And I’m so thankful for that.

I’m going to start with my least favorite thing about the book, because it is tiny and I figure I’ll get it out of the way so we can talk about the GOOD stuff!!

So, I have to say that while Ward didn’t go the same road with Butch in Manny’s transformation or lack thereof, the whole Payne in the “hospital” while Manny “treated” her was VERY much like Butch being in quarantine and Marissa taking care of him. In both cases, the man was always concerned with the virginity of the female vampire and worked hard at everything but the actual act. I would have liked to see their courtship develop differently to make an even bigger distinction between Butch and Manny.

Now, let’s get to the good stuff!

I LOVED the V and Jane story that unfolded in this book! I will say that Jane is not one of my favorite Shellans of the group. I do think that she’s perfect for V, but you can’t function in a relationship if both of the participants can’t communicate. Someone has to be willing to talk. I think that Ward does a fabulous job of building that relationship and watching it fall apart was heartbreaking! But, getting to see Butch come in and help in the one way he knew would work was brilliant. From the time Butch was inducted and V gave the lingering bite, we’ve all wanted to see more of them together in an intimate way, and Ward definitely delivered in Lover Unleashed. (Not to mention throwing in a little nod to my favorite smexin scene of all time – V, Jane and a sink – that made me smile big!). I think that I’ll like the new and improved V.

And finally, how can we forget about Qhuinn and Blaylock?? Qhuinn broke my heart in this one. After Z and V, Qhuinn is my favorite of the boys. The fact that he knows what he wants, but doesn’t feel that he deserves it or that he can be enough of a male to admit it, made me hurt for him. I want him with Blaylock. I think that Ward did such an amazing job with showing how much pain Qhuinn was in, how he thought of himself, and how much he wanted to change for himself. I was a little disappointed that they weren’t resolved, but I’ve brightened this weekend now that word has gotten out that there will be a novella of Qhuinn and Blay’s story!! It can’t come soon enough!!

In the end, while it wasn’t my favorite brotherhood book, I did love it and couldn’t put it down.

And now the countdown begins for the next book…Tohr’s story.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Easter Blog Hop!



Hey all my favorite people!!

I found this FABULOUS hop through Twitter, and thought what a great idea to give away some Indivisible swag!! SO I've signed up for this hop and will be posting on all three days with information about how to win some Indivisible goodies!


What - Easter Hoppin Blog Hop Giveaways
When - 12:01 AM April 15th until 11:59 PM April 17th
Where - All around the blogging world!

These dates were choosen because we did not want to take time away from your family and other things going on easter weekend

How this will work:

~Each blog participating is hosting a giveaway of their own. The spending maximum should be around $20, and your giveaway can be anything you would like. Books, bookmarks , swag, coffees, teas, hand made crafts, anything you would like.

~All blogs participating in the Easter Hoppin Blog Hop Giveaways will be linked up through the linky below.Then you can just copy the code from the below linky and add it to your giveaway post. All blogs will be linked together from this automatically on each blog for the Easter Hoppin Blog Hop Giveaways.

~Please keep the steps to enter your giveaway as simple as possible. The long lists of many different things followers can do to earn extra entries tends to scare people off.

~Please help spread the word. Feel free to copy this post, or write a post of your own. The more blogs participating the better! It will mean more visitors and new followers for your blog. We have created a Easter Hoppin button and have added it below for you to paste it everywhere!

~Giveaways can be open to ship anywhere you would like

~If you have any Questions please email Danielle: dhester23 AT yahoo DOT com

~Please create your Easter Hoppin Blog Hop Giveaway post before the giveaway starts. Set it to post at 12:01 AM on Friday April 15th.



Easter Hoppin Blog Hop Sign Up
To sign up please add your name and where you are willing to ship to the linky below
The Last Day to sign up is Tuesday April 12th .



Don't forget to grab the Easter Hoppin Blog Hop Giveaway button



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~ Your Blog Link
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