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NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious RITA, a Golden Heart, and a Daphne du Maurier. As a born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. She currently has two series with St. Martin's Press, the Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. Darynda lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of more than 25 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys. She can be found at www.daryndajones.com.

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message 1: by Lisa

Lisa Kessler Hi Darynda -

Thanks for voting for Moonlight agai in the Writing with the Stars contest!!! I really appreciate your support!! :)

I'll let you know if we make the next round... *fingers crossed*

Lisa :)


Darynda Jones I bet you do, Lisa! Your entry is fantastic!!!
~D~


♫♥✿LovLivLife Reviews✿♥♫ (Chasity) Aloha and thank you for the friend invite. I will be including your titles in my monthly New Release feature found on my blog. I believe my blog readers will be interested in your work.
I've also added the covers to my cover art collection on flickr.

=)


Darynda Jones LovLivLife Reviews wrote: "Aloha and thank you for the friend invite. I will be including your titles in my monthly New Release feature found on my blog. I believe my blog readers will be interested in your work.
I've also..."


Thank you so much!!! I hope you like it and I look forward to following your reviews. We have very similar tastes. :)

xoxox,
~D~


message 5: by Lisa

Lisa Kessler Hi Darynda -

Thanks again for voting for Moonlight in the Writing with the Stars contest!!! :)

I'll let you know if we make the next round... *fingers crossed*

Lisa :)


Darynda Jones Definitely!!! Fingers and toes! Good luck!
~D~


Shawna Thanks for the friend invite! I can't wait to read the rest of your book in a few days :) The Google preview got me hooked. I'm going stir crazy waiting for Tuesday to roll around.


Darynda Jones Shawna wrote: "Thanks for the friend invite! I can't wait to read the rest of your book in a few days :) The Google preview got me hooked. I'm going stir crazy waiting for Tuesday to roll around."

Oh, I'm so glad, Shawna!!! Thanks so much! (And I hope you like the rest just as much as the first. :)
~D~


message 9: by Sans

Sans Hi Darynda! Thank you so much for the friend invite. I stayed up way too late last night reading your book and absolutely loved it. Can't wait for the next one (already pre-ordered it). ^_^


message 10: by Darynda

Darynda Jones Sans wrote: "Hi Darynda! Thank you so much for the friend invite. I stayed up way too late last night reading your book and absolutely loved it. Can't wait for the next one (already pre-ordered it). ^_^"

Thank you SO much, Sans!!! And thank you for the wonderful recommendation and review. I was thrilled to see it. Yay! :)
~D~


Maja (The Nocturnal Library) Hi, and thank you for accepting. I know hearing this all the time must be incredibly frustrating, but I wish you could write faster. :) I'm in love with your first novel, and I sincerely hope that there will be many more to come. August 16th is definitely marked on my calendar.

Have a great day!


message 12: by Darynda

Darynda Jones Maja wrote: "Hi, and thank you for accepting. I know hearing this all the time must be incredibly frustrating, but I wish you could write faster. :) I'm in love with your first novel, and I sincerely hope that ..."

Yay!!! Thank you so much, Maja! And I love hearing it, so no problem on this end. LOL.

Big hugs!
~D~


message 13: by Darynda

Darynda Jones ~♥ Kat ♥~ wrote: "Hi Darynda, thanks for sending me your friend request. I just wanted to say that I loved First Grave on the Right! I'm totally crushing on Reyes ;) and I'm waiting on pins and needles for Second Gr..."

Woot! Thanks so much, Kat! I crush on Reyes quite often. LOL.
Hugs!
~D~


message 14: by Robin

Robin Oh my gosh!Thank you for accepting the request.I absolutely LOVED Charlie and can't wait for your next book.I pre-ordered it the minute I finished reading First Grave on the Right.


message 15: by Darynda

Darynda Jones Robin wrote: "Oh my gosh!Thank you for accepting the request.I absolutely LOVED Charlie and can't wait for your next book.I pre-ordered it the minute I finished reading First Grave on the Right."

Wow, thank you SO much, Robin!!! So glad you liked. Yay!
~D~


message 16: by Sangria

Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Darynda! :D


message 17: by Darynda

Darynda Jones Sangria3 wrote: "Thanks for your friendship, Darynda! :D"

Thank YOU!!!


Courtney Thank you for the friendship. How do you do it? The humor in your book is amazing! I am constantly laughing outloud and people look at me like I am crazy! I love your humor!


message 19: by Darynda

Darynda Jones Courtney wrote: "Thank you for the friendship. How do you do it? The humor in your book is amazing! I am constantly laughing outloud and people look at me like I am crazy! I love your humor!"

LOL! Thank YOU for the friendship and the compliment! I love humor. I'm not really that funny in person, but on the page, I'm getting better. So glad you got a chuckle!!! haha
~D~


message 20: by Rhonda

Rhonda I absolutely loved "First Grave on the Right" and I am really forward to reading "For I Have Sinned" and "Second Grave on the Left".


message 21: by Darynda

Darynda Jones Rhonda wrote: "I absolutely loved "First Grave on the Right" and I am really forward to reading "For I Have Sinned" and "Second Grave on the Left"."

Oh yay!!!! Thank you so much, Rhonda!!! And thanks for the friendship!
~D~


message 22: by Teri

Teri Just in case I don't know what I'm doing, I'll post here as well...
I just saw your "welcome" on my Goodreads page; thanks!
It's good to see you here too!


message 23: by Darynda

Darynda Jones Teri wrote: "Just in case I don't know what I'm doing, I'll post here as well...
I just saw your "welcome" on my Goodreads page; thanks!
It's good to see you here too!"


LOL, yeah, I'm still learning GR too!


message 24: by Amber

Amber Hughes I voted for you on this list! :-)http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/84...


message 25: by Darynda

Darynda Jones Amber wrote: "I voted for you on this list! :-)http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/84..."

Oh wow, thank you so much, Amber!!!


message 26: by Amber

Amber Hughes Darynda wrote: "Amber wrote: "I voted for you on this list! :-)http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/84..."

Oh wow, thank you so much, Amber!!!"


Oh wow, thank you so much, Amber!!!"

You're Welcome Darynda! You rock lady! :-)


message 27: by Amber

Amber Hughes How I could forget to tell you I voted for you on these too? LOL!

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/10...

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/10...
For book 2!


message 28: by Darynda

Darynda Jones Amber wrote: "How I could forget to tell you I voted for you on these too? LOL!

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/10...

http://www.goodreads.c..."


Wow, thanks again!!! I didn't even know they were on these lists. Cool!


message 29: by Ogoi

Ogoi Jecinter thanks for friend invite


message 30: by Stacy

Stacy Thanks for accepting and can't wait to read Second Grave on the Left!


message 31: by Darynda

Darynda Jones Stacy wrote: "Thanks for accepting and can't wait to read Second Grave on the Left!"

Yay, thank you!!!!


message 32: by Tina

Tina thanks for accepting! Soooo looking forward to Second Grave!


message 33: by Darynda

Darynda Jones Tina wrote: "thanks for accepting! Soooo looking forward to Second Grave!"

Thank you so much, Tina!!!! Thanks for friending me! ~D~


message 34: by Darynda

Darynda Jones Stacy wrote: "Thanks for accepting and can't wait to read Second Grave on the Left!"

Yay, thank you!!!!!


Charlotte Rios Can't wait for the 16th!


message 36: by Darynda

Darynda Jones Charlotte wrote: "Can't wait for the 16th!"

Thank you, Charlotte!!! Me neither. lol


message 37: by Sara

Sara It feels like time is going so freaking slow lol I wish it was the 16th already!


message 38: by Darynda

Darynda Jones Sara wrote: "It feels like time is going so freaking slow lol I wish it was the 16th already!"

LOL, it does feel like it's dragging. I'm so excited to see how Second Grave does in comparison to First. Keeping my fingers crossed! lol


message 39: by Lisa Hoang (last edited Aug 13, 2011 11:12PM)

Lisa Hoang aka The Consummate Reader omg, i'ts only wednesday! second grave is coming out on monday!!!! T__T I'm so happy I can die...after I read this series through to the end. Please make it last a long time. I would like to see the better part of 90.

heehee. my bad i put monday instead of tuesday. argh now i have to wait another day! T__T damn jedi mind tricks


message 40: by Darynda

Darynda Jones Lisa wrote: "omg, i'ts only wednesday! second grave is coming out on monday!!!! T__T I'm so happy I can die...after I read this series through to the end. Please make it last a long time. I would like to see th..."

Hahaha! You got a deal, Lisa!!! <3


message 41: by Dija

Dija Thank you so much for accepting! And creating such an epic series with some of the best characters out there. I love your sense of humor. :D


message 42: by Darynda

Darynda Jones Laz wrote: "Thank you so much for accepting! And creating such an epic series with some of the best characters out there. I love your sense of humor. :D"

Oh thank you so much!!!! Yay! lol


Carina Halfway throu Second Grave on the Left and LOVING it!


message 44: by Darynda

Darynda Jones Carina wrote: "Halfway throu Second Grave on the Left and LOVING it!"

Yay!!!! Thank you, Carina!


Courtney Have you ever thought of coming to Idaho when you do your book tours?


message 46: by Tara

Tara Roland Thanks for letting me be your friend...I LOVE CHARLEY!!


message 47: by Darynda

Darynda Jones Courtney wrote: "Have you ever thought of coming to Idaho when you do your book tours?"

I have a good friend in Idaho. I'd LOVE to go there!


message 48: by Darynda

Darynda Jones Tara wrote: "Thanks for letting me be your friend...I LOVE CHARLEY!!"

Thank YOU, Tara!!!!


message 49: by Stacey

Stacey Just finished Second Grave on the left, read it in one day, can't wait til the next book in the series!! LOVED IT :) you are such a gifted writer, thank you for sharing your stories with us.


message 50: by Darynda

Darynda Jones Stacey wrote: "Just finished Second Grave on the left, read it in one day, can't wait til the next book in the series!! LOVED IT :) you are such a gifted writer, thank you for sharing your stories with us."

Thank YOU, Stacey!!!!


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