Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Midsummer's Eve Giveaway HOP

Midsummer's Eve Giveaway Hop
June 21-24, 2011
hosted by I am a Reader Not a Writer
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To start off my summer French vacation reads I present...

Wake Unto Me
by Lisa Cach

Caitlyn Monahan knows she belongs somewhere else. It's what her dead mother's note suggested, and it's what her recurring nightmares allude to.

Desperate to flee these terrifying dreams--and her small town--she accepts a spot at a boarding school in France. Only, when she arrives, her nightmares get worse.

But then there are her amazing dreams, so vivid and so real, with visits from an alluring, mysterious, and gorgeous Italian boy from the 1500s. Caitlyn knows they are soul mates, but how can she be in love with someone who exists only in her dreams?

Then, as her reality and dream world collide, Caitlyn searches for the real reason why she was brought to this school. And what she discovers will change her life forever.

READ the prologue.

Balcony in Sarlat la Caneda, France.
This is the closest real town to my ficitonal 'Chateau de la Fortune'.
(photo copyright Karla Thomas)
-per Lisa Cach


--~ Book Giveaway ~--

Win a copy of this book!

Open to all.

Offer ends: June 24, 2011

TO DO 3 parts:
1. Tell me a French food or city.
2. Comment on another post on this blog.
3. Leave your email (if I don't already have it).

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Hop-along...

to hop to the next spot: It May Not Be Easy But It Sure Is Worth It!!

for the complete HOP list go here.

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* If it's your first time here, WELCOME!
and feel free to signup for my other current giveaways on my sidebar -->

* part of vvb's Book&Brioche which starts this afternoon, so come back for more France-related themed books throughout the summer - oui oui ;-D

68 comments:

  1. So Paris is a French City lol that's the obvious one, and my email is jennlovesed14 at gmail I'm off to comment on another post on the blog right now.

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  2. One of my favorite french foods is coq au vin. I make it all the time, it is basically chicken cooked in vine. The only thing I always add mushrooms, to it. It is really good.
    I know I have commented on another post.

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  3. My favorite French food to make is Soupe Au Pistou. Here is the recipe from my food blog; http://fredaliciouseats.wordpress.com/2010/03/09/welcome-to-fredalicious-eats-soupe-au-pistou-anyone/

    I also comment on most posts, giveaway or not. :-)

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  4. Paris is a french city and i have visted there with my husband. Toulouse is also in france and i have relatives that live there.
    msuck27@hotmail.co.uk

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  5. My favorite French food is a baguette. I know it's just bread but I don't care XD I love carbs lol. I can seriously finish an entire baguette by myself in one day.

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  6. My favorite French dessert has to be their Creme Brulee. Love, Love it! I also left a comment on your blog post about the book "The Last Lecture" Thanks :)

    vhenline(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. I know Paris or Lyon, but thats all. Oh, and one time I ate frogs legs and it was delicious! :D I also left a comment on your blog post about "elfpunk" as Minnie.

    cheesyminnie(at)gmail(dot)com

    thanks :)

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  8. My favorite French food is crepes. When I was in Europe I ate them like crazy. I commented on you Mailbox post from 6/19.

    findjessyhere at gmail dot com

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  9. Thinking of French food makes me salivate :))) Ironically I love their selection of cheese, red wine and fresh bread which you can pick up on the market. So far I only went to Lyon and loved it.
    impy80(at)hotmail(dot)com
    comment:http://vvb32reads.blogspot.com/2011/06/in-my-mailbox-61911.html?showComment=1308685165196#c3910006029934621865

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  10. Escargot! Not my favorite french food, but I have eaten it. Tastes kinda like clams. Squishy, dirty clams.

    I commented on your captain wentworths boating party posts.

    aimeelavalle@gmail.com

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  11. Mary D

    Oooh la la! Thanks for such an awesome book to giveaway!
    For moi favorite french food, tres bien - would be une glace au chocolate or chocolate ice cream! ;D
    And I've commented on most recent posts! hehe

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  12. Thanks for the great giveaway. I am an email subscriber and follower. Paris is city in France. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  13. Thank you for this giveaway. I did leave a comment on another post on your blog. I would say a french city would be paris.

    ChiKittie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. Wake Unto Me sounds fantastic.
    A French city is Marseille.
    I've commented on a recent post.
    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

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  15. 1 Paris
    2 i commented on in my mailbox
    3 jlkalman26 at gmail dot com

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  16. Heres a French food for you

    Côtes de Veau-au-Fromage recipe

    (French: Veal with cheese)

    yummo!
    veltara(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. Commented on post
    http://vvb32reads.blogspot.com/2011/06/exhibit-hall-apothecary.html
    veltara(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. Merci! :-)
    I, of course, adore Paris! I wish I could go right now! :-)

    valialind(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  19. I love a freshly cooked Croque Madame. C'est magnifique!!

    thanks julie

    officiallyjewels(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. 1. Montreal
    2. Comment on another post on this blog:
    http://vvb32reads.blogspot.com/2011/06/in-my-mailbox-60511.html?showComment=1308719399254#c1391830193194035265

    3. Leave your email (darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com).

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. Can french men be a food? :) (sorry, bad girl)

    Commented on your IMM Post

    myworldofbooks18 at hotmail dot com

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  22. One of my favourite French Cities is Paris! I also commented on Dreaming Books - 6.22.11

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  23. Well Paris is an obvious one but there's also Avignon and Strasbourg.

    Commented on your In My Mailbox Post.

    tirachii(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. There's a city in France called Doville. I remember this as it's very similar to my name (just a coincidence).

    commented on the Pirates and Persuasion post


    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  25. I have always wanted to go to the Bordeaux region of France and drink me some fine wine!

    I commented on the Replay post.

    jwitt33 at live dot com

    Z

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  26. can I say french toast is French?? :D and if its allowed, I commented on your sense sensability and sea monsters post. :) amazing_alex.0818ATyahooDOTcom

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  27. I really like pâté de foie gras, especially on bread with some butter. Mmmmmm.

    Commented on Other Side of Life post.
    titania86[at]yahoo.com

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  28. French city: Paris
    commented on: Dreaming Books - 6.22.11
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  29. Awesome contest!

    1. Can I go with the obvious and say Paris?
    2. http://vvb32reads.blogspot.com/2011/06/pirate-bride-by-shannon-drake.html?showComment=1308798105086#c5828706871273468461
    3. jadedlittlegirlx[at]gmail[dot]com

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  30. Nice!!
    Well, I've heard a lot about Lyon! I have a friend who lived there! I commented at "once a pirate by Susan Grant!

    readingromances(dot)contact(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. Hmm, when I think of French food, I think of very savory pastries and freshly baked bread :) My dad grew up speaking French, and so my family is really into French food!

    GFC: Carina L. Tai

    alicia.aatran@yahoo.com

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  32. I studied french in school for 6 years. Lol. I've always wanted to go to France. Some French cities are Paris, Lyons, Marseilles.

    French food - Ratatouille Nicoise and Coquilles Saint-Jacques

    And while I'm at it I'll tell you my fave French songs as well. Plus Que Tout AND Berlin by Christophe Willem (actually i like most of his songs) and Shadows of ourselves by Thievery Corporation. Listen to them. I'm sure you'll like them =D

    claroxide@yahoo.co.in

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  33. I would love to go to France, Paris of course, but see more of the country as well.

    I commented on 'In My Mailbox - 6.19.11'

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  34. This book sounds brilliant!

    Did you know that the french city of Aix-en-Provence where painter Cezanne lived and painted?

    I commented on your last IMM here: http://vvb32reads.blogspot.com/2011/06/in-my-mailbox-61911.html#comments

    rachybee101@live.com.au

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  35. -I really want to read this book! It looks really interesting!

    Hmm, Paris is a city in France! That's about all I know. Wait, would french fries be considered a French food? :]

    I commented on 'Other Side of Life by Jess C. Scott'.

    x
    Sierra
    ittssierraily{at]yahoo{dot]com

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  36. Honestly, I only know Paris :P sad I know ;) but I have eaten frog legs... they weren't bad but the shape of them LOOKS like frog legs and while I was eating them I freaked myself out because I kept seeing "legs" *shudders* never again for me LOL :)

    I commented on Raven's Kiss by Toni LoTempio :D which looks really good ;)

    email swtlilangel4jc at yahoo dot com

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  37. I have to visit France!
    Paris, Toulouse, Lyon... And eat crepes and macarons!

    I commented on Jane in June 2011.


    Thanks for the international chance!

    kasumigogo[at]gmail[dot]com

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  38. Paris is a French City
    velvethubler at yahoo dot com
    I commented on the Fairgrounds Vampire post

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  39. 1. Is french toast actually french? *blush* I've never been to France and know very little about it. I do know that Paris is a city in France:)
    2. I commented on your IMM post as Identity Seeker at: http://vvb32reads.blogspot.com/2011/06/in-my-mailbox-60511.html?showComment=1308878052807#c6195447742932632578
    3. E-mail: sarah.setar@gmail.com

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  40. 1. French food - baguette bread (which is delicious!!)
    2. Commented on In the Mailbox - 6.19.11
    3. Email: eliweibley AT gmail DOT com

    Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

    -Elisquared

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  41. Heaven for the palate cassoulet and baguette followed by brie and fruit. I commented on the post Fairgrounds - Ithilnm. Thank you so much for this wonderful giveaway opportunity.

    dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

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  42. The first french city that comes to mind is Paris! (:

    vampyreprincess109@gmail.com

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  43. when you asked about French's city, my first think is Cannes. haven't go to French, but I hope I can go there

    merci

    florentine_frinda at yahoo dot com

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  44. A French city is Marseille.
    I commented on your In My Mailbox.

    Gabbie-ethela AT hotmail DOT com

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  45. Let me just say that your blog is AWESOME. I love steampunk, and I wish I had followed this blog earlier! THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE GIVEAWAY!

    1. French Food: croissant; City: Paris (so original, haha!).
    2. Commented on: http://vvb32reads.blogspot.com/2011/06/elfpunk.html
    3. chocolatestarpie(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  46. 1. the most common answer would be Paris and ill go for that as well :)

    3. fallendream03 AT gmail DOT com

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  47. 1. Food: Dinde aux marrons which is traditional for Christmas but it's amazing! And a city: Lyon or, maybe Paris. :)
    2. Commented here: http://vvb32reads.blogspot.com/2011/06/in-my-mailbox-61911.html as ioana97
    3. balmezandrada at yahoo dot com

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  48. Hello!

    1.) Town: Bar le Duc
    2.) Commented here:
    http://vvb32reads.blogspot.com/2011/06/jane-in-june-2011.html?showComment=1308924454996#c8655721836038999384

    stephbarkerdrew(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  49. 1. Paris (Sorry, I'm not very original).
    2. Comment posted: http://vvb32reads.blogspot.com/2011/05/and-bottle-orum-schedule.html?showComment=1305524612312#c9007830534992013997
    3. saphsbookblog@gmail.com

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  50. My favorite French food-brioche- I hope that's French -.- edysicecreamlover18ATgmailDOTcom GFC Krystal Larson commented on Randy Pausch

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  51. French City Dijon, where mustard is made!
    Commented on Super Punch museum wedding.
    Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this fantabulous giveaway!
    Chanticlear1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. I'm French so I can tell you a lot of french food or city :) As I live in Brittany I advise you to taste some Brittany's crepes :)
    I comment on this post :http://vvb32reads.blogspot.com/2011/06/jane-in-june-2011.html

    emilieeven(at)aol(dot)com

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  53. Pariee! so want to visit there someday!

    spicedice45@gmail.com

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  54. 1)Paris!
    2)Commented on Steampink 2011
    3)frndz.debas@gmail.com

    Interesting way to enter! *loves*

    Thanks!
    frndz.debas@gmail.com

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  55. Creme Brulee is a French food right? Thanks for the giveaway!

    booksobsession(at)gmail(dot)com

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  56. Crepe Suzette is a French Food.
    Commented on Captain Wentworth's boating party.
    marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  57. TO DO 3 parts:
    1. Tell me a French food or city. - Um HELLO..Crepes! J'adore Crepes!! :)
    2. Comment on another post on this blog. - Done, commented on the post with the "Becoming Jane" dance on it
    3. Leave your email (if I don't already have it). Anitaloves2read @ att.net

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  58. French city: Paris
    French food: escargot

    Thanks for the giveaway! I've been wanting to read that book.

    joanna9273[at]gmail[dot]com

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  59. Sorry... I forgot to say that I chose to comment on your post about The Last Lecture.

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  60. Great giveaway!
    I love Creme Brulee!
    and wish to visit Paris one day!
    Charlawilson@me.com

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  61. Thank you for the giveaway, that book looks like fun. :)
    When I visited Paris I loved the crepes and the escargot was not nearly as gross as I thought it would be. :)
    I have commented on several of your posts.

    liedermadchen(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  62. 1. French City: Marseille
    2. Commented on IMM
    3. spav05(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. Thanks for the chance to win!
    I loved the street crepes sold in Paris when I was there. They were soooo delicious.
    I've commented on a few of your other posts.
    melodiousrevelry (at) gmail (dot) com

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  64. My favorite French food is baguettes. When I was in France, I devoured an entire baguette by myself and it was delicious.

    I commented on the SteamBoy post.

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

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  65. Hmm what about Cannes? Off to comment on latest

    Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  66. mmm. Pain Au Chocolat!! YUM!

    AmethystDaydreams at zoho dot com

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  67. Escargos. AKA Snails. Had it in french class, the french tearcher brought it, I'm assuming it's french. It was actually good :)
    Posted here: http://vvb32reads.blogspot.com/2011/06/what-if-you-could-rewind-time-by-keira.html?showComment=1308977933999#c241390469180072998
    email is lpcoolgirl@gmail.com, GFC FOllower as Louisa and thanks for the giveaway!

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