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"I stood close to the edge looking down at what I thought was my death. Then, I somehow ignored the water and only saw him. He looked like a dark angel on a cloud of mist holding his arms out to me. I closed my eyes and inhaled deeply. Then I jumped." Mindy - Captivated, An Affliction Novel

Monday, April 16, 2012

Twilight

Everyone....please, not every book copies Twilight! If you don't compare (by saying they are copying) books to that series...THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! If you do, please think about it. :( 

I've seen in so many places that readers are claiming that Vampire Diaries copied Twilight. It was written years before Twilight and so was the love triangle. Different point of view switches have been around too. 
Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the series when I read it, but I have never thought another book copied it just because there was a new student. Or it sounded like Jacob because the guy was buff and shirtless. If there are sparkly vampires or....well sparkly vampires in a different book, THEN it is obviously copying. 
I'm not saying this as an author because I have noticed this before I started writing. I am saying this as an annoyed reader that does not agree that Fallen by Lauren Kate or Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick has copied Twilight. Even the Hunger Games has been accused by readers of copying because of a love triangle. 
Sorry...I had to vent this out. I'm not trying to trash Twilight, I'm just saying that not every book copies it.

90 comments:

  1. I know this has nothing to do with this post but is Unattainable going to be, for sure, released in July? I loved Captivated, btw. Couldn't put it down

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    1. Eeeeek! I didn't know I had posts up! I am so sorry I didn't get back to you sooner! Unattainable is now available on the Nook and Kindle. I hope you enjoy like you did Captivated! :)

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    2. Downloaded Unattainable yesterday and finished it this morning. Fabulous sequel, new characters and different POV. Ending leaves things wide open - there has just got to be another book

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    3. I have read Captivated and Unattainable, they were best books i have ever read!!! Is there going to be a book 3?

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  2. Music to my ears! Thank you for letting me know that you loved Captivated!!!

    I am aiming for late July for the release of Unattainable. I may be doing a giveaway of Unattainable for the people who rate Captivated on amazon.com though! So stay tuned! :)

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  3. Thank you so much! I can't wait :D

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  4. I LOVED Captivated!! I was obsessed with your amazing book! I got it last night and finished it just minutes ago. I don't think I'll be able to wait until July! Keep up the great work! And is it just me or do other be sometimes wish books were reality,too/ :D

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    1. Hello! I wish that sometimes too! Like Damian from Vampire Diaries! Thank you so much for posting about Captivated! Sorry it took me a while, I didn't know I had posts. :)

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    2. I've read both captivated and unattainable and can I just say... AMAZING!!!!!! I loved them!! I read them one after another and Oh My Gosh!! I was just wondering if you knew the release date or the name of your third book yet?

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  5. Mary Alice AshbrookJuly 3, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    I am excited about this new book! Off to buy, read and enjoy <3

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  6. I agree with you, books with love triangles and buff guys were around way before Twilight was even thought of. The only reason people keep saying that it is being copied is because of how popular it has become. If people actually looked at the dates that books were published (or copyrighted)they would see that. It sucks that other authors are not getting the credit that they really deserve. After they make the Fifty Shades of Grey books into a movie then people will start saying that authors are copying that book too.

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  7. Loved Captivated. Was referred to it by an author and couldn't out it down!! Am anxiously awaiting the 2nd book. Very well done!

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    1. Thank you very much! I'm always happy to hear about what my readers think! Sorry it took me a while to write back, I wasn't aware that I had posts! Eeeeek!

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  8. ok so i know that unattainable just came out and i finished it in one day but im curious will there be a book three that was a major clif hanger i doubt anyone seen coming

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    1. Yes ma'am! I am working on book 3! There might even be a 4th with the way I end that! :D But it won't take as long as Unattainable did. I don't want you guys to have to wait a long time to see what happens next!

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  9. omg bought unattainable this morning and couldn't put it down (but was forced to) :( i just finished and im wondering too will there be a third one

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    1. There sure will! You would not believe what happens!!!! Aaaaahhh!!

      I am so happy to hear you enjoyed Unattainable and couldn't put it down! Thanks for letting me know! :)

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  10. Hi, I love your books! :) but i have a question is there going to be a 3rd book to the An Affliction Novel Series? Because i will be so sad if there isn't because.... you left me wanting more! I even read Unattainable in a day! I loved it so much, so if you could just comment back that would be great! Thank you so much!

    Sincerely,
    The One who <3's your books most! :]

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    1. Hello!!

      Wow! One day! That is music to my ears! Thank you so much for posting that! And yes, I am working on book 3. I left you guys with a major cliff hanger and I don't want you to wait as long as you did for Unattainable to see what happens next. I will try my best to get it to you fast. :) You won't believe what happens!

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    2. Thank you so much for relpying! I am so excited to see what happens next, it ended with a major cliff hanger (Also, i don't think your books copy the Twilight Books!) I was wondering by any chance would it be out in October?

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    3. I cant wait when are you shooting for

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    4. So sorry it took me forever to respond! I have to reply with the same message to everyone in order to catch up. Eeeep! But here is some info on book 3 for you all! Thanks!

      http://debapodaca.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-much-needed-update.html

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  11. Unattainable was awsome!! I pride myself in being able to predict what is going to happen in a movie or book. This book had me suprised every page! I LUV that!!! I Also loved the different p.o.v. And I luv the twilight series and I thought this series stands on it's own;-) Soooo can't wait for book 3, not to rush you, but hurry...um...please

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    1. So sorry it took me forever to respond! I have to reply with the same message to everyone in order to catch up. Eeeep! But here is some info on book 3 for you all! Thanks!

      http://debapodaca.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-much-needed-update.html

      Oh, you can also email me on this link! http://www.theafflictionseries.com/contact/

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    2. I'm so happy that my book surprised you! Wahoooo! Thank you so much for taking the time to post and letting me know what you thought! :D

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  12. Hi,
    I have a couple of questions!
    1. Do you think the 3rd book could be out by October
    2. Do you think there will ever be a movie
    3. is there going to be a 4th book?

    Thank you,

    P.S. I don't think your books are like Twilight! :)

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    1. So sorry it took me forever to respond! I have to reply with the same message to everyone in order to catch up. Eeeep! But here is some info on book 3 for you all! Thanks!

      http://debapodaca.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-much-needed-update.html

      Oh, you can also email me on this link http://www.theafflictionseries.com/contact/

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    2. And I am thinking there will be a 4th book with the crazy way I end the third! :D

      As far as a movie goes, you never know! *crossing fingers*

      I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed it! Thanks!

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  13. I just finished Unattainable and I loved it! I am glas to hear there will be a third one and I cannot wait! I was actually researching to find out if there would be a third one and I came across this. Thanks so much the books are great!

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    1. So sorry it took me forever to respond! I have to reply with the same message to everyone in order to catch up. Eeeep! But here is some info on book 3 for you all! Thanks!

      http://debapodaca.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-much-needed-update.html

      Oh, you can also email me on this link http://www.theafflictionseries.com/contact/

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    2. No, thank YOU for taking the time to let me know what you thought! I don't have much info on book 3 up, but I will get to that. :)

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  14. Your books are amazing, i didnt want them to end, cant wait for the third x

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    1. So sorry it took me forever to respond! I have to reply with the same message to everyone in order to catch up. Eeeep! But here is some info on book 3 for you all! Thanks!

      http://debapodaca.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-much-needed-update.html

      Oh, you can also email me on this link http://www.theafflictionseries.com/contact/

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    2. Amazing?! Thank you for using that word! Heeee! I can't wait till I release the third! I will make you all have all sorts of emotions!

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  15. I purchased and read unattainable in one day. I loved it!!! I too was searching around to see if there would be a third. I am so excited there is and i can't wait to get it!! Thank you so much for such an amazing series!!!

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    1. So sorry it took me forever to respond! I have to reply with the same message to everyone in order to catch up. Eeeep! But here is some info on book 3 for you all! Thanks!

      http://debapodaca.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-much-needed-update.html

      Oh, you can also email me on this link http://www.theafflictionseries.com/contact/

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    2. One day!? Wow! Did you read the extended version? I added around 30 pages to it.

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  16. Omg I love your books I don't want to put them down!! Do you think it become a movie seires? That would be so awesome! I'm so glad you are making a third book! Best series of books ever! :) :)

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    1. So sorry it took me forever to respond! I have to reply with the same message to everyone in order to catch up. Eeeep! But here is some info on book 3 for you all! Thanks!

      http://debapodaca.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-much-needed-update.html

      Oh, you can also email me on this link http://www.theafflictionseries.com/contact/

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    2. Best series of books ever?!?! Really?! THANKS!!! Gosh, it is amazing to read that. I'm hoping there will be a movie, but I haven't ventured into that quite yet. *crossing fingers* Thank you so much for posting this!

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  17. I am a big twilight fan but I must say I enjoyed ur books as well. I can say I am a big fan of yours now too. Do u know when book three will be coming out?
    I am very anxious to find out what happens next.

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    1. So sorry it took me forever to respond! I have to reply with the same message to everyone in order to catch up. Eeeep! But here is some info on book 3 for you all! Thanks!

      http://debapodaca.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-much-needed-update.html

      Oh, you can also email me on this link http://www.theafflictionseries.com/contact/

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    2. I'm anxious for you all to find out what happens next! It's too bad I'm a slow writer. I am happy to know I have big fans! I never would have thought. Thank you so much for sharing!!! :)

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  18. I loved Captivated and Unattainable! It was soooooooo different from other vampire books out there! So many have such underdeveloped secondary characters so it was a breath of fresh air reading this one! i loved the suspenseful cliff hanger at the end! Cant wait for the rest! (Also, i think it would be refreshing to have more than three books. some trilogies you dont want to end! And this is one of them.) Also thanks for giving us full length novels to read! Some of these kindle books are so short, i go thru 10 books a week!

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    1. So sorry it took me forever to respond! I have to reply with the same message to everyone in order to catch up. Eeeep! But here is some info on book 3 for you all! Thanks!

      http://debapodaca.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-much-needed-update.html

      Oh, you can also email me on this link http://www.theafflictionseries.com/contact/

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    2. I know! Killer cliffhanger huh? I just had to do it. Muahaha! I'm glad my series is a breath of fresh air. I really wanted it to be different when I wrote it. I even read other books of the same genre out there so that I was sure mine wouldn't sound like them. It really means a lot that you said that. :)

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  19. I just read Unattainable and loved it. Now I feel like upset that I can't immediately find out what happens next. Book 2 left off where the ending was only the beginning.

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    1. I have that same issue... but I'm glad I have to wait... cud I need to study

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    2. So sorry it took me forever to respond! I have to reply with the same message to everyone in order to catch up. Eeeep! But here is some info on book 3 for you all! Thanks!

      http://debapodaca.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-much-needed-update.html

      Oh, you can also email me on this link http://www.theafflictionseries.com/contact/

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    3. I know right? I would have been screaming if I was reading my book...lol. That ending is killer! Some crazy stuff happens, I'll tell you that! Heeee!

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  20. I love your books! Your writing is amazing the entire story flows so perfectly. I was on the edge of my seat at every turn of the page. I have to say it was nice to have some laughter mixed in. Your books are refreshing and I'm dying to read the next one. I will be recommending your books to all my friends.

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    1. So sorry it took me forever to respond! I have to reply with the same message to everyone in order to catch up. Eeeep! But here is some info on book 3 for you all! Thanks!

      http://debapodaca.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-much-needed-update.html

      Oh, you can also email me on this link http://www.theafflictionseries.com/contact/

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    2. Not everyone mentions the humor I threw in there! I am so glad you enjoyed it!

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  21. Hey when is the third book comin out I need to know soooooooooooooooooooooooo bad I <3 dean😍 😳

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    1. I love Dean too! Aaaaahhhhh!...lol! I am working on book 3, but it wont be out until the summer of 2013.

      I have a giveaway going on. You should check it out! :)

      https://www.facebook.com/pages/Captivated-An-Affliction-Novel/169646519748914

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  22. I read both of these books in 3 days and am now truly obsessed!!! These are amazing and I am going crazy waiting for the next....thank you so much! X

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    1. Hello! Oh my goodness, obsessed!? Wahooooo! Thank you so much for stopping by and letting me know you enjoyed my books! Book 3 should be coming out in the summer of 2013.

      There is a vamperific giveaway going on if you're interested. :)

      https://www.facebook.com/pages/Captivated-An-Affliction-Novel/169646519748914

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  23. I almost started crying!! Really great book, can't wait till the third one!

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    1. I'm glad to read this! I hope I push you to cry on the third. Heee! :)

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  24. I use to not read books that much. I would get distracted alot and just quit! But your books totally pulled me in! They were both amazing! I can not wait for the 3rd one! Will it be out soon?

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    1. I'm so glad to read this!! I can't wait for you to read book 3! It's not going to be out until the summer of 2013 though.

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  25. Absolutely loved Captivated and Unattainable!! Had me on the end of my seat right through! When can we expect book 3?

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    1. Wahoooo!! I'm trying to make book three just as awesome. ;) It's not going to be ready until the summer of 2013.

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  26. I need a 3rD book, whn will it b out???? Aaahhh goin thru withdrawl here, lol!!! ♥ ive already read both books twice, i loovs them

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    1. Withdrawls?!? Lol! That is amazing to read! Thank you so much for letting me know! The third book isn't going to be out until the summer of 2013. :)

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  27. Ok Missy, you need too answer the question! When is your third book coming out? I'm having Dean withdrawals!

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    1. Lol. Sorry! I haven't been able to catch up! Eeeeek!

      The third book should be ready by the summer of 2013. I did a photo-shoot of the cover a bit ago. Dean is going to be on it! I can't wait!

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  28. *that was suppose to be to...can't stand it when people mess those up.

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  29. Love your books read them both in two days, I loved the characters and thought this might be one of the few series that could have other branching stories that follow the other characters, I wanted to know more about them and their stories. I can't wait for the 3rd book to come out, *weeps* yes there are Dean withdrawals here too LOL

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    1. Lol! Dean is causing trouble on my blog!...lol. With the way I'm ending the third book (which is epic, heeee!)there is room to keep going. I'll let you all decide if you want me to! :)

      I'm working on the third book and it wont be out until the summer of 2013. I can't wait!

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  30. I just read both books today sent my kids to their friends & read my day away loved the books sooo muck & like everyone else I am impatiently waiting for the next. Thanks so much for the great read.

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    1. Wow! Sending the kids off for some reading time? That gives me an idea!! Heeeee!

      Thank you so much for letting me know how much you enjoyed my books! The third one should be coming out in the summer of 2013. :)

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  31. i just finished unattainable it was the best!!!! i was really hoping that the 3rd book would come out soon so i have a question: when is it coming out because im in LOVE with Dean lol
    Thank You
    and your books do not copy twilight. twilight is about a wearwolf ppl not a vamp slayer

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    1. I love Dean too!! Lol. I'm working on book 3 and it wont be out until the summer of 2013.

      Thanks for the Twilight comment! :)

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  32. hey, i loved both captivated and unattainable and cant wait til the third book is released, can you tell us when that will be please? x

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    1. Hello! I'm working on book 3 and it wont be out until the summer of 2013. I don't have a specific date yet. Sorry! I'm so happy to read that you loved my books! Thanks!

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  33. when is the third book coming out?

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    1. Hi! It should be out by the summer of 2013. :)

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  34. can you please answer i need to know,
    i love the
    books.

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    1. Sorry it took me forever to answer! :) It should be out by the summer of 2013. Thank you so much for letting me know you loved the books! I hope you love the third too.

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  35. DO you have any idea of a date or any info. for us that you sre still writing it or not. i come on here about once a week to see if you put anything up about the 3rd book but you havent posted anything in months, so i guess your just "hopefully" to busy writing that book so the best of luck were all very excited for it to come out.

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    1. Hello! I am so so sorry it took me forever to get to this! Gosh, I feel HORRIBLE. :/

      I have been busy writing and juggling other things, I haven't been able to keep up with my blog. But I promise, I will be on top of it from now on! :)

      About book 3, it is going to be EPIC! Had to tease you. ;) I wont have it available until the summer of 2013. I don't have an exact date yet though. I just did a photo shoot for the cover and will be having updates on that soon!

      Thank you so much for checking in once a week. I seriously appreciate you wanting to know the updates on my writing! :)

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  36. I loved your books!!! I have to say i was shocked that the first one did not have a predictable ending like most books and it was awesome but i was confused until i realized that there was a second and finished that hoping to find the third and realized it's not out yet! Haha thanks for the wonderful books and can't wait until the third comes out in the summer. :)

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  37. I loved both of your book I can not wait till the third book when I red the second book I was up from 6 pm to 3 am can not wait please tell me there is more Dean lol

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  38. Can't wait till your third book your first two we're amazing

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  39. I loved books you are a great writer

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  40. I loved both of ur books! u r a gr8 writer! please hurry up with book 3! i cant wait any longer!!!!!!!!! xxxx

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  42. Love these books can't wait for the third book to come out! Oh, how I wish these books were real. I'm so looking forward to staying up and read in my the third book. Cause I already know I won't be able to put it down. :)

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  43. Great books like this make me want to be a writer, but then when I try to write it always turns out wrong, boring, or I copied another book and switched the names. Lol why can't I write a good book that is interesting and doesn't copy anything?

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