Help! I’ve fallen in a reading rut and I can’t get out! How to reignite your love of reading #AmReading

My life is books. I love writing them. I love reading them. I love buying them. I love talking about them. I love reviewing them. I love sniffing them. Heck, I even love just staring at them in my bookshelf with only the fairy lights on to illuminate the shelves. But lately I haven’t felt much like reading. Help! I’m in a rut.

3e77f58f1dfefc90de6652c24937a982--so-true-true-loveI normally read a lot of guilty pleasure novels. Instead of watching television to relax, I read these novels. But they’re all the same lately: a girl falling in love with her stepbrother, a one-night stand that leads to a surprise baby, a secretary falling in love with her boss. It just goes on and on. They even all have the same cover – a hot guy with his shirt off. Can someone get an original idea, please?

So, I’ve put aside my guilty pleasure novels and gone to my bookshelves for inspiration. I probably have at least 50 physical books on my shelves, which I haven’t read. (Ssshhh… don’t tell the hubby!) My physical books fall under one of two categories: literary fiction and non-fiction historical biographies. You know what the problem is with literary fiction? It’s depressing. It’s apparently impossible to write a prize-worthy book unless something goes horribly wrong. Considering the utter mess the world is in at the moment and the complete helplessness I feel, I’m not in the mood for reading about fictional catastrophes. There are enough real ones, thank you very much!

What’s a girl to do? I can’t NOT read. My life is books (and yes, I know I repeated myself there, but it bears repeating.) Here are some ideas, I’ve come up.

 

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  1. Switch genres. I normally read a lot of romance and fantasy as my guilty pleasure novels. I’m going back to my roots and trying to read some good old-fashioned mysteries. The kind without romance thrown in. Well, a little romance is okay, but let’s focus on the mystery instead of adding a tiny bit of mystery to a romance.
  2. Try a novella. Since I’m not feeling up to much reading, trying to slog my way through the biography of Peter the Great is probably not the way to get out of my rut. Help! I’ve fallen even further into my rut. Yep, it’s time to try something shorter.
  3. Trust my old stand-bys. Re-reading some of my favorite novels may just re-ignite my passion for reading. I did try this, but I stuck to my guilty pleasures. I may dig out Harry Potter and re-read the entire series. Ooooh, now I’m bummed I’m away in Spain and can’t get to my bookshelves. I’ll definitely be trying this idea soon.
  4. Backlog. Have you read every single book from your favorite authors? Maybe there’s an earlier published work to pique your interest. I searched around and found a novel written by J.R. Ward under the pen name Jessica Bird. It was okay, but it didn’t hold the bang of her Black Dagger series.
  5. Set goals and limitations. My list of books I’ve promised authors I’d review currently holds 20+ titles. Wow! That’s a bit intimidating. Trying to whittle down that list is nothing short of terrifying. Instead, I’m going to pick on book a day and promise myself I only have to read 30 minutes. Hopefully, I’ll get involved in the story and keep right on reading.
  6. Join a book club. A lot of people need that extra push to force themselves to do something – even if it’s something they want to do. I’m no different! Joining a book club can be the perfect solution. Suddenly, I’ve got a book to read and a deadline in which to read it. Here’s hoping I read the darn thing and not just add it to my dusty shelves.

So, where to start? I’m going with switching genres. I’ve downloaded Murder on the Orient Express. Fingers crossed.

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Marketing a pre-order #WriterWednesday #AuthorMarketing #AmWriting

I do a marketing push each month. Unfortunately, I’ve noticed my ‘normal’ marketing strategy – signing a temporarily reduced-price book up for several well-known newsletter services – isn’t working as well lately. So, I’m on the hunt for new marketing strategies. I decided to start with my current pre-order and try something ‘different’. To be perfectly honest, I stole this idea from a BookBub blog. The author, a bestseller no less, gave away previous books in her series to readers who purchased a pre-order of her new release. I thought – wow! This is a great idea. Why hadn’t I thought of this when I was writing a series?

Great idea but how do I actually go about implementing this strategy? There are two issues: (1) gathering emails from readers who have pre-ordered the book, and (2) providing the book to readers. There is a third issue – ensuring readers have actually pre-ordered the book – which I didn’t worry about too much. The book I’m giving away is usually priced at 99 cents and isn’t one of my big sellers (but I’m giving this book away as it’s also historical fiction). *Blushes*

In the blog I read, the author used a google form and sent it to her newsletter subscribers. I jumped on google forms and spent an embarrassing amount of time playing around with the forms before I gave up. There must be an easier way to do this! While researching another completely unrelated marketing idea, I stumbled upon Survey Monkey. Hey, look! They have forms, too. Wufoo forms to be exact. Oooh… and there are lots of shiny options.

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I spent about thirty minutes playing around with the options before coming up with a form I liked. It’s super simple. Honestly, it would have taken me a lot less time had I spent any time at all thinking about how I wanted the form to look before I started hitting buttons and adding fields. Anyway, this is what I came up with:

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Once a person fills in the form, Wufoo will send me her email address. Now comes my second problem – how do I send readers my eBook? I’ve tried directly sending readers a mobi or epub file via email. Don’t bother. Average readers can’t figure out how to deal with the file. The other option I’ve used is sending a Smashwords gift. The problem with this is that I have to pay for the eBook each time I gift it. Eek! That can get expensive. So, I decided to give BookFunnel a try.

BookFunnel, unlike Wufoo forms, isn’t free. There are three options: First-Time Author for $20 a year, Mid-List Author for $100 a year, or Bestseller for $250 a year. I don’t know about you, but I find those spreads quite large. Since I’ve never used BookFunnel before I went for the first option for $20 a year. The problem with the cheapy plan is security. When you ask BookFunnel how to ensure your book doesn’t land in the wrong pages, the answer is to set a download limit on your link and to remind readers not to share the link. C’est tout. I decided to go for it anyway and created this landing page.

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Now, I’m all set (I think). Time to market my marketing idea. You can copy the link for the form, embed the form, and share on Facebook, Twitter, and email. I’ve already embed the form on my website page for my new novel, Searching for Gertrude. Next, I’ll get a newsletter sent out with the form. After that, I’ll blast it all over social media. I’ll let you know how it goes.

 

Just in the Nick of Time $250 Christmas Cash #Giveaway

 

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The winner of this giveaway will receive $250 in Paypal Cash or a $250 Amazon.com Gift Card.

 

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Preorders are nothing to be afraid of #MondayBlogs #AmWriting #BookMarketing

Although my current manuscript is still at the editor, I’ve already uploaded the book information to Amazon and Smashwords as a preorder. According to Smashwords, only slightly more than 12% of books were born as preorders (you can read the entire Smashwords survey here). Wow! I expected the number to be reversed – only 12% of books were NOT born as preorders. Why isn’t everyone using this opportunity?

I read in a chat that many indie writers don’t use the pre-release option because they’re scared. Yes, you read that right. Apparently, some writers have had issues with uploading the final manuscript. This issue is easily solved. Both Amazon and Smashwords tell you when you need to upload your final manuscript. In fact, if you go to your bookshelf in Amazon and hit ‘edit book details’, you will discover a clock at the top of the page indicating exactly when you need to upload your final manuscript.

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Smashwords isn’t as accurate, but you will receive an email with the necessary information to ensure you don’t miss the deadline.

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As I’m in Europe and on a different time zone than Amazon or Smashwords, I always make sure to upload my final manuscript at least a day before the deadline they’ve given me. I haven’t missed the deadline yet!

The only issue I’ve had is changing the price close to the release date. Amazon doesn’t allow any changes three days prior to release. If you’re going to do a sale for the pre-order, you need to make sure the sale ends three days prior to the release so that you have enough time to increase the price before Amazon locks you out.

A word of caution: Now that I’ve convinced you preorders are nothing to fear, I want to warn you about two things that can ruin a preorder’s effectiveness in bringing in sales.

The blurb. Your blurb needs to be well-written, properly edited, and enticing. Don’t just throw something together in a rush to have a preorder. If your blurb has errors, readers will worry about the professionalism of your manuscript.

preorder 4The cover. I’m of the opinion that, unless you are a household name, a preorder should include a cover. As a reader, a preorder without a cover is a turn off.

Is your blurb and the cover ready? Get that book up on Amazon and any other retailers you use now!

Begin a journey that will only stop with the annihilation of the humanity. Read Jason Cage #mystery #thriller

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Book title: Jason Cage

Series: Jason Cage, 1st in the series

Author: Akay Brothers

Genre: Mystery Thriller

Published: Aug 2017

~ Blurb ~

“GUNSLIGER MEETS DREAMCATCHER” in this thriller with a spine tingling twist, for adults who enjoyed Dean Koontz and Vince Flynn. 

“Intoxicatingly Fastpaced”

“Action and mystery and the Paranormal!! Wow!”  

A 3500 year old demon. A damaged hero. A nightmare threatening to kill his love. To save the girl he loved, Jason had to go beyond the realms of his fears.

Jason Cage is a man you don’t want to meet ever. You will not look at him twice, if you see him on the streets. But you do not want to be in his dreams. Because if you are then you are either dead or about to suffer a horrible end that nobody will ever know. Blacked out from TV, radio, and Newspapers. Only be uttered in hushed voices.

Jason is hiding away from the rest of the world, in a monastery where his dreams can hurt no one. Because his nightmares are not just his imagination, but actual events. 
But when his worst nightmare knocked on his door, he could no longer stay in the shadows. Lisa – the girl he once loved and still loves, is about to be murdered on the 6th day. With no money, no contacts and no idea where the murder is about to happen, he turns back to his dreams to seek help.

Little did he know that to save Lisa, he has to battle against a 3500-Year-old prophecy that will pit him against the devil itself.

Unknown to Jason, he is not the only one chasing his nightmares. Dr. Drishti Bhargava, from Indian secret service (RAW), has tasked his best agent Axel to find Jason and bring him in at any cost. Reason – Jason holds the key to stop the storm that is frantically coming together to destroy various countries and possibly the whole mankind. A journey that traverses through three continents.

A journey that connects Jason’s past with mankind’s present and threatens its future. A journey that will only stop with the annihilation of the humanity.

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~ Excerpt ~

 Prologue

Renato Casals wasn’t feeling good. Something sinister and hungry nestled in his gut. His body trembled as if drained out of every ounce of fluid. For twenty years he ran Santa Coloma town’s post office without a glitch, until today.

“Mr. Renato, are you fine?” Lucy, his assistant, asked.

“Just need some air.” Renato fumbled on his way out.

He shouldn’t have opened that unnamed parcel, but then he couldn’t help himself too.

“Oh God, how these ants got all over my body.” He ranted aloud on the streets.

The strange thing was that Renato didn’t remember anything about what was in that parcel. The only thing that mattered now was his hunger. Food. Only food could have satiated the burning heat inside him.

“Hey Eloi, give me six big ones of those.” He shouted at the Hamburger stand. People looked at him alarmed though only for a brief moment before returning to what they were doing, having their lunch.

“What happened, Mr. Casals, skipped lunch today?” Eloi was happy to see his regular customer though surprised at the yelling.

Renato gulped six hamburgers with all the bacon and cheese, no chewing actualized at all, still, he knew it wouldn’t be enough. The burgers were just not adequate to fill the gaping beak of the giant fledgling in his stomach.

He lumbered through the late afternoon street leaving the wrappers behind like carcasses. People looked at him with disgust, except everything was second-rate before his primal urge for food.

Conesa Entrepans – One of the best restaurants in the Santa Coloma for calming those late afternoon hunger streaks. That day too it wasn’t different – choked up to the brim. The waiters were overwhelmed with orders, and it was unlikely that anyone would have noticed the pale face of Renato Casal.

Oblivious to whatever small amount of attention he was getting Renato worked his way down to the menu. But it was way too cumbersome to pick and choose when all he wanted was anything and everything that could be gulped.

“Get me everything that is in the Kitchen. FAST.” His bark at the end of his order raised some eyebrows, but evidently, it didn’t matter to him. Once he started eating eyes begun to turn, and murmurings turned toward him.

“Look at that man. That is so gross.”

“People should have more respect towards their bodies.”

“How can someone eat like that? That’s insane.”

“Look at that table honey, no way a man could eat that much.”

But he could, and he did.

“Is everything satisfactory, sir?”

“I want more. Get me whatever you have. NOW.”

The more he ate, the more his body demanded. The fledgling tore his inner boundaries. He ate with every body part that could put food in his mouth but still, all wasn’t enough.

“Sir, your next order will take 15 to 20 minutes.” The announcement from the waiter proved to be the last straw that held his self-control. A terrible fear gripped Renato. He looked at the waiter and then to the other tables. All eyes were on him.

“Get away from my table.” The lady shrieked, but Renato wasn’t listening. He gulped the steak in one shot.

“Somebody call the cops.”

But Renato had to eat. He must eat. He had to kill it, his hunger somehow. Tablecloth. Yes, that could work. He put a piece of the chequered table cloth in his mouth but he wanted more and more. His face changed to a gaunt exterior, like a person who was starving for days or maybe months. But he had to keep eating to alleviate the pain, the pain of death.

Eat. Eat. Eat.

He had to eat.

Human flesh – if his body wants it then fine. He wanted to live.

“Oh God, Joel, save me.” The lady on the next table shrieked with pain.

“GRAB THE ANIMAL.” Joel pounced on him as Renato tried to put his teeth on his wife’s hand.

“Jeez, look at his face.” the waiter shouted.

Renato was on the floor, motionless, his face turned a gaunt skull. His hands weak. An old starving soul. DEAD.

“Weird, if I didn’t know that this guy ate half the food of this restaurant, I would have said that he died starving.” The waiter was baffled like everyone else.

“Christ, I hope this isn’t infectious.” The restaurant manager said in hushed tones.

But the restaurant manager didn’t have to wait much longer for the answer.

One thousand two hundred sixty-seven more people in Santa Coloma got similar parcels that day, and for some strange reasons, they were all going to open it. And that included the Conesa Entrepans’ manager also.

The total population of Santa Coloma before that day almost touched a figure of two thousand five hundred souls.

And the one person who saw it coming was not in the town of Santa Coloma. He was sleeping 8000 kilometers away in a monastery in Ladakh, watching it all as it happened.

~ About the Authors ~

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Akay Brothers are the authors of The Jason Cage Series. They enjoy writing mysteries and thrillers genre. Their approach to writing is to hit deep, keep you entertained, and leave you wanting MORE with every turn of the page. Their simple philosophy is to create universes and worlds and put characters in those worlds and allow them to over-achieve and over-deliver in trying conditions. The bottom line it to get your heart pumping and veins throbbing with excitement and suspense.

Books: Jason Cage (Jason Cage Series Chapter 1)

The Undead (Stand Alone Story)

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My life didn’t take the path I expected and that’s okay. I think. #ExpatLife #AmWriting

I’ve always wanted to be a lawyer. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to go to law school. In fact, I remember checking out legal tomes from the library when I was in elementary school. I didn’t understand a word written, I just loved holding those books (and maybe also smelling them). I was going to be a lawyer to save the world. I had no idea how a lawyer would save the world, but I was going to fight for right and justice.

1 dec 1I figured out how I was going to fight for justice in the 1990s. I had visited Yugoslavia in 1990 while dating a German Croat, a man I was convinced was the one, and thus was emotionally invested in the break-up of the country. Then, while I was in the U.S. Army from 1991 – 1996, I had several close encounters with the Yugoslav wars. When the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) was formed and established in The Hague, I knew that’s where I was going to work. After all, I’d already planned to move to The Netherlands with my Dutch husband.

Things didn’t turn out that way. Although I was one of the lucky few who actually received a reply to their application to work at the tribunal, I was told I’d have to work for free if I wanted to get my foot in the door. Eek! At the time, I wasn’t prepared to do that. We still moved to The Netherlands, and I continued to investigate ways to ‘save the world’, but, slowly, I let that dream die. I was already thirty, and I was making good money. I would have to start over if I wanted to work at one of the various tribunals or non-governmental organizations in The Netherlands. I wasn’t prepared to do that.

1 dec 4But then I found myself closer to forty than thirty and wishing I hadn’t given up on my dreams with such ease. I was miserable as a corporate IT lawyer. I started a search to reinvent myself. I took various classes outside the law and diligently scoured want ads. I even wrote a novel during a six-month self-imposed sabbatical. In the end, I emerged a Bed & Breakfast owner. That didn’t last long before I started writing full-time. But this story isn’t about my journey to become a writer. No, this is my journey to accept the fact that I’m not going to change the world through my legal skills.

1 dec 2I’ve recently been confronted with my decision to give up on a career in the international criminal field on several occasions. I’ve toured the International Criminal Court, as well as the ICTY. On top of that, one of my friends who used to work as a lawyer at the ICTY regaled us with stories of her time there after a few too many wines on Thanksgiving.

I admit that I was a more than a bit depressed (and jealous!) that my life hadn’t taken the path I had initially planned. I envisioned myself cross-examining witnesses with finesse while bringing murders to justice. The depression hit me hard then. I forced myself to scrutinize the situation and asked myself this question: Would I have been happy?

The brutally honest answer is no. Because law, no matter which type of law you practice, involves a lot of the same elements: hours and hours of painstaking legal research, sifting through documents with a fine-tooth comb, unreasonable deadlines that have you losing sleep night after night, and the stress of getting it all done within those deadlines. I had to admit to myself that, despite my love of the law (I’m the only person I know who LOVED law school), being a lawyer is not for me – even if it is as an international criminal lawyer who puts away monsters.

Even after accepting this truth, there’s one thing that bothers me: I want to leave the world a better place when I die. Although there’s value in entertaining readers (at least I hope they’re entertained!) with my books, that doesn’t make the world a better place. Thus, I’ve decided to accept that my life didn’t take the path I thought it would with one caveat: I will find a way to make things better. Whether that’s by working for a local charity or being more involved in philanthropic work, I’ll just have to figure out.

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Who could ever love a jailbird? Read Jailbird from @taylordeanbooks & find out #romance #giveaway

BOOK TWO IN THE SOUND OF SILENCE SERIES IS NOW AVAILABLE!!!

 

JAILBIRD

by

TAYLOR DEAN

 

 

My hometown decided to rename me Jailbird.

Every day I silently scream out, “My name is Mia Faraday!” My time in jail does not define me. I am so much more than one heated mistake.

And yet, my slip-up weighs on me. There’s so much more to the story than anyone realizes. I must face Stony, my ex, and confess everything.

I don’t want to. I’d rather have five teeth pulled. While I’m awake. Without anesthesia.

But this is something I have to do, something I need to do. Not just for Stony. I need to do it for me. Especially for me. I can’t move forward with my life until I gain closure from the past.

When I meet Grayson Elliott, I am easily pulled into his orbit and it’s exactly where I’d love to stay. He makes me laugh and not take life so seriously. He makes me want to live again.

But I don’t love me right now, and that healing needs to come first. I’m not relationship-ready or marriage material. My mind is focused on redemption. I want it. I need it.

Besides, when Grayson hears about my colorful past, I’m sure he’ll be gone before I have time to utter the word goodbye.

After all, who could ever love a jailbird?

 

 

The Sound of Silence Series is a three book series.

Book One: Stone Silence, Spencer’s Story

Book Two: Jailbird, Mia’s Story

Book Three: Hothouse Flower, Shay’s Story

Each book has a happy ending and there are no cliffhangers.

They are not standalones and should be read in order.

 

Did you miss Book One, STONE SILENCE?

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Great big beautiful love.

Does it really exist?

Everyone tells me it does. They say, “Spencer Elliott, don’t worry, you’ll find it one day. You just have to find the right man and when you do, it will surprise the heck out of you.”

I’m still waiting for that heck of a surprise to hit. It has proven to be elusive thus far. I’m pretty sure the entire world is lying about love and the joke is on me.

I know I want a man in my heart and in my life. Unfortunately, most men immediately push my OFF button and I lose interest quickly.

Feeling pressure to prove I’m trying to find my soulmate, I finally give in and agree to a date. Huge mistake. Afterward I find myself abandoned in the middle of nowhere, in desperate need of help.

That’s when I meet Stony by chance.

He’s a silent and unsmiling man who intrigues me with his ability to keep going after life has knocked him down. Suddenly the abstract notion of love becomes tangible and within my reach. Once I experience it, I wonder how I ever lived without it.

That’s when I stay with Stony by choice.

But when Stony’s hidden past and present-day reality collide, his silence is broken. And the truth about his life nearly brings me to my knees. I can’t compete with ghosts from the past.

I refuse to fight for a man’s love. He either loves me or he doesn’t. It’s as simple and as complicated as that.

My only hope is . . . he does.

 

Praise for STONE SILENCE:

Oh. My. Gosh! I absolutely LOVE Stone Silence! Talk about swoony! This book is AMAZING! I was sucked in from the very beginning and found myself lost in the journey of Spencer and Stony. I laughed out loud, got teary eyed, let out little dreamy sighs and refused to put this book down until I finished it! I devoured it! -KJ’s Book Nook

Oh man. I will always read everything Taylor Dean writes with no hesitation. I LOVE Taylor Dean books. If you have never read anything by her, you really must. -Aimee, Getting Your Read On

 

Hothouse Flower, Book Three will be released on January 1st, 2018

 

 

 

Read an excerpt from Jailbird:

THE DOOR OPENS and there he is, looking just as handsome as I remembered. He’s wearing shorts and I can see his prosthetic leg. He’s wearing a short-sleeved shirt and I can see his mottled skin plain as day.

I did that to him. And I hate myself for it.

Hate. Hate. Hate.

I ignore my negative thoughts and concentrate on Stony. He looks confident and fit. His hair is longer, combed back on his head in a stylish sort of way. He’s sporting the unshaven look with a slight beard that only adds to his masculinity. His tanned skin proves he spends a lot of time outdoors. There’s still a deep line between his eyebrows that speaks to the intensity of his personality. In spite of everything, he’s the vision of health and vitality. I know how hard he’s worked to achieve it and I’m impressed with his tenacity. He’s the poster child of someone who refuses to give up no matter how many times life knocks him down. I wish I had his strength.

Standing this close, I want to fall into his arms and let him hold me. It seems the natural thing to do, but things have changed.

Drastically.

His eyebrows furrow even deeper—and the action is not lost on me—then he says, “Mia?”

I swallow. He doesn’t seem happy to see me, but then the constant lack of a smile makes him hard to read. “Hi, Stony.”

I’ve surprised him, that’s obvious. And not in a good way.

He doesn’t say anything, he just stares at me. So I say, “Can I talk to you?”

He hesitates and says, “Uh . . .”

I hate his hesitation, the way he looks so unsure.

“Please,” I say. I’m not above begging. I need to do this. “I’m not here to cause problems for you, I swear. I know you’re a married man now. I would never do anything to jeopardize your relationship. I’m not trying to come between you and your wife.”

“Stop it, I know that,” he says and he means it. At least he knows me well enough to know I would never do something like that. Now that he’s married, Stony is off-limits to me.

But we do have some unfinished business.

He seems to think things over for a moment, then he comes to a decision. He nods and says, “Sure. Come on in.”

 

Author Taylor Dean

Taylor Dean lives in Texas and is the mother of four grown children. Upon finding herself with an empty nest, she began to write the stories that were always wandering around in her head, quickly finding she had a passion for writing, specifically romance. Whether it’s paranormal, contemporary, or suspense—you’ll find all sub-genres of clean romance in her line-up.

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$50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

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Ends 12/22/17

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