Guest Author & Giveaway: Anne Gracie featuring To Catch a Bride

Tuesday, September 1

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My guest today at Seductive Musings is one of my favorite historical romance authors…and I completely found her by accident. I was at the library one day looking for something new to read. Usually I go to get specific books, but this time I was just browsing and looking for anything that sounded interesting. As I was browsing the romance section I noticed a title on the spine, The Perfect Rake. I have a thing for romances with reformed rakes, and while I had not heard of the author decided to take it home and give it a try based on the title alone. The Perfect Rake was in fact “perfect”. I immediately fell in love with the Merridew sisters and their emotional love stories that Anne Gracie is known for. I now own all of them, and have been an avid Anne Gracie devotee ever since :) Anne’s newest release from her Devil Riders series, To Catch a Bride, releases today. Happy Release Day!

The third in the Devil Riders series, Rafe's story

Rafe Ramsey, son of the late Earl of Axbridge, doesn't believe in love. But that doesn't mean he's willing to accept the marriage of convenience devised by his family to ensure the line of succession. Instead he impulsively takes on the task of tracking down the missing granddaughter of a wealthy English family, and heads off to faraway lands. In Egypt, he finds not a frightened young girl, but a beautiful woman who is running from something far more serious than an unwanted betrothal…

Ayisha is no longer a wide-eyed, gullible child, and after six years on the streets, she is no man's easy prey. However, she is no match for Rafe's maneuvers…or his kisses. Before long she finds herself headed back to England with Rafe to embrace a new life and a new family. But when the dark secrets of her past catch up with her, it threatens to destroy them both. And Rafe will be forced to choose between the beliefs of a lifetime-and love.


Welcome to Seductive Musings Anne, I am absolutely thrilled to have you as my guest. For readers who unfortunately have not had the pleasure of reading one of your novels, please tell us a little bit about yourself.

Thanks, I’m delighted to be here. About myself, well, I was born in Australia, but I spent a lot of my life moving. We lived in different parts of Australia and several overseas countries, and I guess that made me a) good at being “the new girl” and b) have a more global view of the world. I started writing when I took leave from my job as a high school teacher and backpacked around the world on my own. I had time to be alone with my thoughts and to my surprise stories started to bubble out of me. That hadn’t happened since my college days. So when I came home, I decided I wanted to become a full time writer and travel the world a bit more. I had visions of writing on a Greek island, or a beach in Brittany. LOL. It didn’t quite work out like that— except about the part about becoming a writer. Since then I’ve written 12 novels and a novella, including the novelization of The Tudors, series 1. I’ve finalled in the RITA 3 times, won the National Readers Choice award twice and won the Australian Romantic Book of the Year award twice.

What is your favorite guilty pleasure that you would be hard pressed to give up for just about any reason?

Does reading count as a guilty pleasure? These days I claim it’s “research” but really, I read as much as I did when I was a kid. I once read a Victorian-era text – advice from a doctor about the dangers and the evils of allowing your daughters and wives to read novels, because then they end up neglecting their housework and other duties in favor of reading (gasp!) novels. I can testify that it’s all quite true. LOL

Another guilty pleasure is chocolate, but I once did the Liver Cleansing Diet and lost a lot of weight and –even more amazingly, didn’t eat chocolate (or even crave it) for three years, so I can give it up. When hard pressed... If absolutely necessary...

I am a HUGE fangirl of yours. The Merridew sisters from the “Perfect” series are perennial favorites and are all on my keeper shelves. For you, what makes a romance novel a great love story? What book is your new favorite find and what's on your keeper shelf?

Thanks. I had a lot of fun writing that series. As for what makes a great love story, I suppose it has to really touch me on a deeper level. And it’s always about the characters -- I want a great heroine and a gorgeous hunky hero who I’ll fall for like a ton of bricks. I love to participate in their slow, sizzling coming together, and the bumps along the road, and the times when you think they’re never going to make it, even though you know it’s a romance and they will. And I want that big, fat, lump-in-the-throat moment at the end, when against the odds, the hero and heroine are finally together and you just know it’s forever... sigh.

I’ve recently branched into reading paranormals. I’m a total wimp normally and avoid gore and scary stuff so didn’t get into paranormals when all around me were falling for vampires. But last year I read –and devoured-- JR Ward, and now I’m into Nalini Singh’s Psy series. I used to read a lot of fantasy/sci fi and loved Marion Zimmer Bradley and Janny Wurts, etc, so it’s not such a big departure.

My keeper shelf is huuuge, but a few authors whose books I read over and over are; Mary Balogh, Eva Ibbotson, Georgette Heyer, Linda Howard, JAK/Amanda Quick, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Laura Kinsale, Madeline Hunter, Mary Jo Putney, Pat Potter, Julia Quinn, Elizabeth Vaughn, Bronwyn Williams... etc. And lots more -- too many to name.

Big congrats on recently winning the R*BY Award for The Stolen Princess as the best long romance from the Romance Writers of Australia for 2009! The Stolen Princess was the first book in the Devil Riders series, and then came His Captive Lady, and your newest is To Catch a Bride releases today (woohoo!). Can you tell us a little bit about the books in your Devil Riders series and give us some insight into each of your haunted heroes, especially Rafe from To Catch a Bride?

Thanks, it was such a thrill. I keep looking at the trophy and grinning, and have even been known to stroke it like a cat. LOL.

The Devil Riders series is about a group of friends who went to school and war together. Gabe and Harry are half-brothers, estranged from their father since birth – he believed Gabe to be the result of an extra-marital affair, and Harry was his son by a maidservant. They were both raised by an eccentric great-aunt. Then there’s Rafe, “the spare” son, and extra to requirements, who was also estranged from his father and older brother, and raised by his grandmother. He’s closest to Luke, who used to bring him home for Christmas when Rafe would otherwise be miserable. Rafe has learned to keep his emotions hidden and is invariably cool, elegant and unruffled. Or he is, until he meets the heroine, a long lost granddaughter of Lady Cleeve, who insists she is not Miss Alicia Cleeve, but only Ayisha an orphan of the streets of Cairo... Driven by her own secrets, she doesn’t come easily and in the process he becomes quite... unbuttoned... ;)

What excited you about Rafe and Ayisha, what compelled you to write their story?

I’ve been wanting to write this story for a long time. It was just a matter of finding the right heroine for this hero. Rafe is cool and elegant and thoroughly in control, so emotionally buttoned down that very little can disturb him. And the only heroine who could truly reach him was a gutsy, fiery, loving ragamuffin of a girl, who nothing in his experience had taught him to deal with...

What’s your favorite scene from To Catch a Bride, and why is it your fav?

There are several – I’m no good with picking favorites, and to describe some scenes would give away too much of the story. There’s the scene where Ayisha is saying goodbye to everyone and everything she’s ever known and loved – including her beloved old cat – that’s a sad one and made me cry when I wrote it— probably because it reminded me of all the times we moved. There’s the scene when she steps in, pulls a gun and takes control—but that would give away too much. There’s the scene where they’re on the ship, on deck alone in the moonlight, moored off Malta, and they hear music, and he teaches her to dance... And there’s the scene where he reconciles with his brother after a lifetime of misunderstanding...

For someone who has not discovered the Devil Riders series yet, or any of your books, how would you convince someone to give them a try?

People say they laugh and cry with my books. If you want to know what others have said about my books, I have a couple of pages of readers comments about particular books like The Stolen Princess, His Captive Lady, and Perfect Stranger (scroll down). And if you want a taste of them, there are extracts on my website. Here’s one of Perfect Rake.

And if you’re a member of the Rhapsody Bookclub, my books are in it and you can get 5 titles for 99c. ;)

What’s next for you, what are some of your upcoming releases, or new projects you are working on?

I’m actually working on an unplanned book in the series – Nash’s story. He’s Gabe and Harry’s brother. A few of my recent stories have been a little dark, and this one seems to have bubbled up out of nowhere. It’s a lighter story and the hero is a bad boy charmer, a bit like Gideon in Perfect Rake. So even though Luke was scheduled to be next, my editor has given me the okay for Nash.

If you could ask readers a question, what would it be?

Is there anything you would really like to see done in a historical that you don’t often see?

Finally, just for fun…if you could write the “fortune” in a fortune cookie what would it be?

You will meet a tall, dark stranger...

LOL. No, how about this: Don’t worry about the past, don’t fret about the future: life is always now. Savor each moment.

You can find Anne at her website, on twitter, and also on Wordwenches blog, as well as her own blog.

If you are a fan of historical romances, especially Regency romances, and have not read Anne’s books, then I highly recommend them. All of the “Perfect” series were as close to perfect as you can get. And the best part is that you can read them consecutively and don’t have to wait for the next in the series to be released. If however you’ve already read that series like I have, then the Devil Riders series are must reads. I’ve been patiently waiting for To Catch a Bride for a while now and am so excited that the wait is over….unless you would like to win a copy. Courtesy of Anne and her publisher Berkley they are giving away one copy of To Catch a Bride to a lucky commenter!

How do you enter to win? Simple, just answer the question that Anne posed to readers in the interview.

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Kathy Otten September 1, 2009 at 8:53 AM  

Hi Anne,

I love your books. I have A Perfect Waltz and A Perfect Kiss on my keeper pile. Your characters always touch me.
As far as what I'd like to see in historicals, Julia Quinn did Mr. Cavendish, I Presume, where she did a sort of riches to rags thing, which intrigued me. If I hadn't read the other one first I would have been expecting him to get his title back at the end, but he didn't, so that element was spoiled, but I really liked the idea. I guess what I'm trying to say is maybe a flip from the normal, expected regency story lines. I like a surprise, something that still works as a romance, but has that twist at the end.

Laney4 September 1, 2009 at 10:00 AM  

Hi, Anne!
Thanks for providing a great interview. I felt like you were talking to me, face-to-face. Cool!
Something that I see rarely in any type of book is humour. In "real life", I know that "I" try to inject humour whenever possible, but perhaps with page/plot limitations, authors don't inject that much humour. Perhaps I'm wrong?
Have fun today!
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jeanette8042 September 1, 2009 at 11:28 AM  

Awesome interview!
Well, I would like to see more twists or something surprising in historicals, because now it seems for all historicals you see the same things happen...restrictions placed by society, a fight by the couple against society and things such as that. I want to read a historical where I don't immediately guess what's going to happen and be right.

Lana September 1, 2009 at 11:40 AM  

Great interview! What I'd like to see more of in historicals is humor. It doesn't have to be slapstick (although I find Katie MacAlister's screwball Regencies hilarious), but I'm just not a fan of brooding tortured heros. I want someone who will make me laugh - which is why I'm still madly in love with Gideon from A Perfect Rake :)

Susan Helene Gottfried September 1, 2009 at 11:56 AM  

What I'd like to see more of, in terms of historicals? Them on my TBR mountain.

That's not the right answer, but it's the only one I've got. No need to enter me for the book. But believe me, Anne, I'd love to sit and chat with you one day. You're awesome.

I'm dropping in to let you guys know I've got this posted over at Win a Book. Thanks, Carrie, for the e-mail!

Mitzi September 1, 2009 at 12:33 PM  

I love historicals, but my favorite ones have great dialogue between the H/h. So many books don't have enough of that, imo.

Love all your books. Thanks for the contest!!!

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I'm a follower too.

Anonymous,  September 1, 2009 at 2:51 PM  

My fortune cookie would read "You will become a published author someday." Yes, that's my little dream Hope it really comes true.

I am already a follower of your blog.

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chey September 1, 2009 at 4:05 PM  

What I'd like to see more of in historicals is how the parents interact with their kids.

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Anne Gracie September 1, 2009 at 5:17 PM  

Kathy, thanks. I always find it interesting to see which books people find to be keepers -- different things appealing to different readers.
I sort of did riches to rags in Perfect Waltz, didn't I, except that was backstory and I looked at how it affected the kids of the rich man, and how they grew up, rather than seeing it from a wholly adult point of view. It's an interesting idea.
I also love a surprise in a story -- I think we all do. I'll do my best to keep them happening. ;)

Anne Gracie September 1, 2009 at 5:22 PM  

Hi Laney, thanks. I don't know about "injecting humor" -- my problem is that I can't help it -- humor always creeps in. It's part of my writing "voice." I was always getting into trouble at school for laughing when I should have been serious. I bet you were, too. But not everyone can do, or wants to do that.
I think when people deliberately try to 'put humor in' it often doesn't work.
Also some editors discourage humor, as it dissipates intensity and tension in a novel(as in life), but luckily my editors have always let me have free rein.

Estella September 1, 2009 at 5:25 PM  

I would like historicals to have more humor in them.


Anne Gracie September 1, 2009 at 5:27 PM  

Jeanette, so many historicals have been written, it does get tricky to do something fresh and new and yet still have the same elements that people like in a regency-era book. I can only try. I think you'll find my new book is not quite the same old -- I hope so, anyway. ;)

Lana, thanks for loving my Gideon. You know, I was trying for a dark and dangerous hero, and he just strolled on the page, being funny and flippant and madly charming instead. I fought him for ages before i decided to go with him, rather than against him. I can't always control my characters. I suspect Nash is shaping up to be a bad boy character, a bit like Gideon. We'll see.

Anne Gracie September 1, 2009 at 5:34 PM  

LOL Susan -- I, too have a huuuge TBR mountain, and quite a few foothills, not to mention a budding Great Dividing Range. LOL
If you're not sure what you want to see more of, how about listing a few of your favorite historical keepers and saying what you love about them.

Mitzi, I love a good dialogue exchange, too. Some people do it brilliantly -- and when you're reading it, it's as if you're in the actual conversation. I think it's a gift.

Anne Gracie September 1, 2009 at 5:38 PM  

Wanda, you know how to achieve that dream -- stick at it. Keep writing, learning, and sending your work out and most of all, believe in your own unique voice and special way of looking at the world. IMO too many people try to polish away the very things that make their writing stand out as individual.
There's a couple of articles about "voice" on my website if you want to read them.
Best of luck. Maybe one day we'll meet at an RWA conference and you'll be wearing a PAN ribbon. :)

Anne Gracie September 1, 2009 at 5:41 PM  

Hi Chey
That's funny --readers seem to fall into two distinct groups, people who like to see kids in a romance and people who *hate* it. LOL.
I have kids in most of mine, though not always center stage. There's a part in Stolen Princess where the hero has a talk with the young son of the Princess and a lot of readers have written to me saying how much they liked that conversation.

Jane September 1, 2009 at 5:41 PM  

I want to see more Gothic romances. I want to see some paranormal and horror elements.

I'm already a follower of this blog.

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Brenda September 1, 2009 at 8:56 PM  

I would like to see humor in historicals and I would like to see the hero and heroine to not be so "perfectly" perfect.

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kimmyl September 1, 2009 at 9:25 PM  

A little bit of comedy would be great. I've read a few books where you do not know who the villian is til near the end. Most you figure out sooner. Would be great with a little comedy and more suspense.

bridget3420 September 1, 2009 at 9:30 PM  

I can't think of anything I would like to see done...

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RachieG September 1, 2009 at 10:32 PM  

YEA!!! Ann Gracie! I found you by accident one day too...A person at the library was brining back "The perfect Waltz" and told me how great it was, so I decided I better just pick it up and read for myself!

Definetly a great storyteller, I've been lucky enough to catch almost everything by you. GREAT characters :)

Keep up the awesomeness!!

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Catherine @ The Blonde Diaries September 1, 2009 at 10:52 PM  

Wow that sounds like one exciting and suspenseful book!

I have to admit I haven't read a historical romance so I'm not sure if I can answer the question from the author. I guess maybe more outreach to people who don't know the genre to introduce them to the books.

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throuthehaze September 2, 2009 at 12:37 AM  

I would love to see more humor! Also, the plot in historicals usually involve a rake and a woman who changes would be nice to see the roles reversed (to an extent)

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etirv September 2, 2009 at 1:04 AM  

More stories featuring older women in their mid to late 30s and 40s! There's just too, too few of those in historical romances!

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Anne Gracie September 2, 2009 at 6:53 AM  

Hi Jane, there's a lot of new paranormals and horror romances out, nit so many gothics, I suspect. Though maybe I just haven't spotted them. I've been reading Nalini Signh's paranormals -- fabulous!

Brenda, yay for the more humor, and I agree about not being keen on perfectly perfect hero & heroine. I think a few flaws make people so much more interesting. In the "perfect" series, I painted myself into a corner with the last 3 heroines (sisters) being beautiful, but then I realized their rotten upbringing made them not *feel* beautiful. It took a hero, and some growth in self-confidence to do that for them.

Anne Gracie September 2, 2009 at 6:56 AM  

Hi Kimmy, it's so great to see all these people who like comedy in a book. And yet they say romantic comedy is a hard sell. I don't get it.

Hi Bridget, thanks for dropping by.

Hi Rachie, thanks! And thank that library person with such *great taste* ;) I'm so glad you enjoyed Perfect Waltz and the other books of mine that you've read.

Anne Gracie September 2, 2009 at 7:05 AM  

Hi Catherine.
It doesn't matter if you don't read historicals. I like all kinds of different books. But I've also had people write to me and say they don't read historicals normally, but read mine for some reason and kept reading them. :)
There's some reader comments here:
And an extract here:

Consider that my little piece of outreach. ;)

Anne Gracie September 2, 2009 at 7:08 AM  

Hi throuthehaze (fun name, btw)
I think the problem with the man who reforms the hero is that readers are often pretty tough on a heroine, and a badly behaved rakish heroine would, I suspect, be a hard sell to readers. For some reason we tend to cut heroes more slack than we do heroines.

I also don't believe a woman can change a man -- believe me, I've tried. LOL. I think the only person who can change someone is the person himself or herself.

Anne Gracie September 2, 2009 at 7:13 AM  

etirv, I also like romance for older women. Unfortunately the market doesn't want romances about mature women and men. My solution is to have a secondary romance with an older couple. I don't always do it, but I've done it a number of times. I have a lot of fun with my secondary romances.

In the last two books, I had a continuing secondary romance between the heroine's former governess, a prim little spinster, and the hero's former sergeant, a tough, battered warrior. And there's a small romance in the new book, too, also with an older woman...

ddurance September 2, 2009 at 12:05 PM  

I've always liked the idea of historical time-travels since reading A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux. Amazing book, by the way, anyone who hasn't read it must find a way to do so.


Lana September 2, 2009 at 5:13 PM  

Hi Anne!

I'm back again, and I thought of something a little more specific that I would love to see in a historical!

Vienna! I've been looking everywhere for a historical set in Vienna. In a city known for waltzes, champagne, masquerades, music and trick riding horses... I thought it would be an ideal setting to shape things up a bit, but I can't seem to find any romances set there at all.

Maureen September 2, 2009 at 5:40 PM  

Hi Anne,
I have read and enjoyed many of your books. I can't really think of what I would like to see in a story that I haven't. It's more likely that I'll read a story and then realized that the author did something different.
I am a follower.

BUSY BEE September 2, 2009 at 9:57 PM  

I can't wait to catch up on your books Anne! I am searching for them ASAP and they will be on top of my TBR Alps range.

Some of my most recent favorite historical romance themes have included some weird time-travel ideas. I know that it doesn't work for everyone but it kind of mixes up the typical/expected for me. Some the woman has traveled and some the men. So stay back in time, some don't in the end. I like that it gives a new dimension to my tried-and-true stories that I still love.

Thanks for the great interview. Off to find your past books!

bsyb100 at gmail dot com

aromagik September 2, 2009 at 10:48 PM  

I loved His Captive Lady and I have The Stolen Princess in my TBR box (I accidentally read them out of order - hate it when that happens), so I'd love to win this book. :)

I'd love to see some nerdy heroes in historical romances. You don't often see that, and I know I'd enjoy it.

I'm a somewhat new follower to the blog. I don't have a good blog (no one visits, really) or I'd totally post links there. I'd be happy to post links on my Facebook page, though. :)



librarypat,  September 3, 2009 at 12:00 AM  

Enjoy reading historicals. What would I like to see done? We always read about the girl being forced to take a suitor who wants her. How about a woman going after the man and demanding the match? Yes there are men being forced into matches they don't want, but it is usually the family or duty to their position which forces it. It would not be the flirty, trickery pursuit of the man, but rather the determined political forcing of him to the altar. I'm sure it has been done.
My fortune cookie: Life is short, don't waste any of it on petty things.
I am a Seductive Musing follower.

librarypat,  September 3, 2009 at 12:00 AM  

Enjoy reading historicals. What would I like to see done? We always read about the girl being forced to take a suitor who wants her. How about a woman going after the man and demanding the match? Yes there are men being forced into matches they don't want, but it is usually the family or duty to their position which forces it. It would not be the flirty, trickery pursuit of the man, but rather the determined political forcing of him to the altar. I'm sure it has been done.
My fortune cookie: Life is short, don't waste any of it on petty things.
I am a Seductive Musing follower.

Anne Gracie September 3, 2009 at 3:34 AM  

Deirdre, I'm a big fan of time-slip and historical time-travel, too.

Lana, Vienna is a beautiful city and I'd also love to set a book, or at least part of a book there. And in the regency, my preferred time period, Vienna had so many things happening.

Have you read Eva Ibbotson's books? They're only *just* historicals -- set around the 1920's-30's-- and some of them are set in pre-war Austria. Gorgeous books. Try a Song For Summer.

Anne Gracie September 3, 2009 at 3:38 AM  

Hi Maureen, thanks for dropping by. I'm so pleased you've enjoyed my books.

Hi BusyBee -- hey, we must be kindred spirits. Did you know I'm a bee keeper? ;)
Diana Gabaldon's Cross stitch was a fab time travel I loved.

Anne Gracie September 3, 2009 at 3:41 AM  

Lindy, I try to make every book stand alone, so it really doesn't matter that you read them out of order. But I know what you mean -- I ordered Mary Balogh's recent series and the first one was the last to arrive -- of course I hadn't had the willpower to wait. LOL.

I don't know if he's a nerdy hero, but Freddy in Georgette Heyer's Cotillion is not the classic hero, by any means, but he's adorable. He's not "bookish" or clever at all, but he understands a girl's need to have fun.

Anne Gracie September 3, 2009 at 3:46 AM  

LibraryPat, having a woman going after the man and demanding the match sounds like a fun reversal of roles, doesn't it? But it's a tricky one to do well, I think -- there's a danger that readers will hate the heroine for forcing herself on the hero.

One brilliant version of that scenario is one of my all-time keepers, a book by Mills and Boon historical author Elizabeth Bailey called FRIDAY DREAMING. In that the heroine is in love with her childhood friend, and without her knowledge, her father "buys" him for her. The hero still thinks of the heroine as his childhood friend and has no idea she adores him. The scenes where the heroine, breaking her heart, sets him free, is wonderful.
You might be able to find it used. I don't lend my copy. ;)

kalynnick September 3, 2009 at 1:56 PM  

First Iw want say that Anne, LOVE your books. One of my favorite is The Perfect Rake.

Now to answer your question, the fortune I would in a fortune cook would be:
You will have a stress free day.

lol...sounds lame but can't think of anything else to write...LOL

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I've wanted a Kindle for what seems like forever, but haven't been able to afford it (and that's saying something since I can justify the cost of just about ANYTHING that I really want). I've tried winning one in one of the many giveaways that have taken place over the couple of years, but with no luck :( So I've decided to take matters in hand so to speak :) I've now decided that I am going to accumulate enough Swagbucks from my Swabucks searches to buy in essence my new Kindle will be FREE...funded entirely by my internet searches done on Swagbucks. I'll keep you informed of the Great Kindle Quest below (in case you're interested....if not feel free to just skip over this part, but really who wouldn't be interested in a FREE Kindle?)
Goal: $119
Current Swagbucks Amazon Gift Card balance: $90.00
If you'd like to learn how you can earn Swagbucks and earn your own Amazon Gift Cards to buy books, a Kindle or other merchandise sold at Amazon contact me and I would be more than happy to tell you how I plan to go about it. (just so you know you can earn both and gift cards on this rewards site)
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