Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Winner of the Become A Character Contest

Thank you to everyone for entering! The winner of the become a character contest for the last Dulcie book, For Whom the Spell Tolls, is Rachel Wallace!!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Become A Character in the Last Dulcie Book, For Whom The Spell Tolls!

Become a Character in the last Dulcie book, For Whom The Spell Tolls!!!!

Here are the contest parameters:

Enter to be written as a character in my book, For Whom The Spell Tolls. I'll create your character using your name, description and personality (I'll send over a questionnaire, etc. to find out all about you!)

The winner will get:

* A written part in For Whom The Spell Tolls
* The ability to read For Whom The Spell Tolls before it's released to the public
* Added to the Acknowledgments page of For Whom The Spell Tolls

To enter, you can simply comment on this blog post. To get more entries, you can do the following:

* Leave a comment on this blog post (+ 1 point)
* Follow my blog (+ 1 point)
* Leave a review on Amazon or Barnes & Noble for Malice In Wonderland (+1 point)
* Follow me on Twitter (+ 1 point) (Link: https://twitter.com/HPMallory)
* Tweet about the contest (+ 1 point)
* Friend me on Facebook (+ 1 point) (Link: www.facebook.com/hpmalloryauthor)
* Like me on Facebook (+ 1 point) (Link: https://www.facebook.com/hpmallory?ref=hl)
* Mention the contest on Facebook (+ 1 point)
* Mention the contest on your blog (+ 1 point)
* Purchase the other Dulcie O'Neil books (To Kill A Warlock, A Tale of Two Goblins, Great Hexpectations, Wuthering Frights or Malice In Wonderland) and get extra points! (+5 points per book--simply send me an email to hpmalloryauthor at yahoo dot com and tell me what the first three words of chapter twelve are in each book to verify that you purchased it. Please don't leave the first three words in the blog post--just mention that you purchased the book and email me separately!)

Do all of the above and you'll get even more chances to win with a total of 34 possible points. Just mention in your blog comment how many points you earned (and how you earned those points). A sample comment could look like this:

Hey, HP, enter me in your eighth awesomest contest ever! I have a total of 8 points for commenting on your blog, friending you on facebook, tweeting about your contest and purchasing your book!

This contest is open until December 19th with the winner announced on December 20th!

Contest Rules:

* Total your points in the comments field of this blog and tell me how you earned your points.
* The winner will be drawn at random (the more points you have, the more entries you'll get)

Good luck!!!!

HP

Monday, December 3, 2012

Choose The Next Dulcie Title!

There were so many incredible suggestions for the next Dulcie book that I had a tough time choosing!
I've narrowed my favorites down to seven. Please choose your favorite title for the next (and last, for now) book in the Dulcie series!

Please vote here: Choose the title for the last Dulcie book!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Name The Next Dulcie Book!!!

Please enter to win the chance to name the sixth Dulcie book!

Here are the guidelines:

The title needs to be a play on the title of another famous book. For example:

To Kill A Warlock was a play on To Kill A Mockingbird

A Tale of Two Goblins was a play on A Tale of Two Cities

Great Hexpectations was a play on Great Expectations

Wuthering Frights was a play on Wuthering Heights

Malice in Wonderland was a play on Alice In Wonderland

I'll run this contest for the next week (ending December 3rd) and then I'll pick my 5-10 favorites out of all the entries and you guys can vote on which one is your favorite.

Oh, and the winner will get a $50 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble or Amazon and a thank you in the acknowledgements section of the new Dulcie book as well as the ability to read the book before it's released!

To enter, please just comment on this blog post and include your proposed title for the next Dulcie book. Please also include your name and an email address where I can reach you!

Good luck and can't wait to see what you come up with!!!

HP

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Winner of the Malice In Wonderland Character Contest!

The Winner of the Character Contest for Malice In Wonderland!

I'm very excited to announce the winner of the contest to become a character in Malice In Wonderland, the 5th Dulcie book!

Here is a reminder of what the winner will receive:

* A written part in Malice In Wonderland (with the chance to appear in future books)
* The ability to read Malice in Wonderland before it's released to the public
* Added to the Acknowledgments page of Malice In Wonderland

So without further ado...the winner is...

Erica Camacho!

Congratulations, Erica!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered and if you didn't win this time, please enter next time! I'll be running contests for each of my books!

Love,
HP

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Become A Character In My Next Book!

Become a Character in my next Dulcie book, Malice In Wonderland!!!!

Here are the contest parameters:

Enter to be written as a character in my book, Malice In Wonderland. I'll create your character using your name, description and personality (I'll send over a questionnaire, etc. to find out all about you!)

The winner will get:

* A written part in Malice In Wonderland
* The ability to read Malice In Wonderland before it's released to the public
* Added to the Acknowledgments page of Malice In Wonderland

To enter, you can simply comment on this blog post. To get more entries, you can do the following:

* Leave a comment on this blog post (+ 1 point)
* Follow my blog (+ 1 point)
* Follow me on Twitter (+ 1 point) (Link: https://twitter.com/HPMallory)
* Tweet about the contest (+ 1 point)
* Friend me on Facebook (+ 1 point) (Link: www.facebook.com/hpmalloryauthor)
* Like me on Facebook (+ 1 point) (Link: https://www.facebook.com/hpmallory?ref=hl)
* Mention the contest on Facebook (+ 1 point)
* Mention the contest on your blog (+ 1 point)
* Purchase the other Dulcie O'Neil books (To Kill A Warlock, A Tale of Two Goblins, Great Hexpectations or Wuthering Frights) and get extra points! (+5 points per book--simply send me an email to hpmalloryauthor at yahoo dot com and tell me what the first three words of chapter twelve are in each book to verify that you purchased it. Please don't leave the first three words in the blog post--just mention that you purchased the book and email me separately!)

Do all of the above and you'll get even more chances to win with a total of 28 possible points. Just mention in your blog comment how many points you earned (and how you earned those points). A sample comment could look like this:

Hey, HP, enter me in your seventh awesomest contest ever! I have a total of 8 points for commenting on your blog, friending you on facebook, tweeting about your contest and purchasing your book!

This contest is open until Oct 10th, 2012 with the winner announced on Oct 11th!

Contest Rules:

* Total your points in the comments field of this blog and tell me how you earned your points.
* The winner will be drawn at random (the more points you have, the more entries you'll get)

Want the whole background story of your character? Read my books, To Kill A Warlock, A Tale of Two Goblins, Great Hexpectations and Wuthering Frights! (Also available in paperback)

Good luck!!!!

HP

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Meet Bob Garick, Author of Ink!


Hi Everyone! I wanted to take some time to introduce a writer friend of mine, Bob Garick. Bob has a fantastic book out at the moment, Ink, and if you act right now, you can get Ink for free! WOO HOO! 
As part of introducing you all to Bob and his book, I thought it would be fun to do a quick interview so here goes!

HP: So, Bob, tell us how you became an indie author? What was your road to indiedom like? 

Bob:  I’d been writing since I was a kid but as I moved through college and into marriage and parenthood, I lost sight of it – though I would return to it periodically. But when my oldest daughter was in middle school she expressed her love of writing and wanted to pen her own novel.  That’s when we discovered Nanowrimo (the National Novel Writing Month).  I tried and I was hooked.  I’ve done it every year since.  I’d always thought that I’d make my way back to writing and this is what finally got me there.

HP: Can you tell us a bit about Ink? What's the story about and what genre would you consider it?

Bob: Ink is a humorous urban fantasy (is that even a genre).  It’s the story of a young graphic artist who discovers that ink drawn on her skin comes alive and leads her on a quirky adventure that starts off with a run in with Mr. Right and ends up in a show down with Mr. Big.

HP: Is Ink a series or a standalone?

Bob: Currently it is a standalone, but I cannot get Tracy’s voice out of my head.  Her character and her irreverent personality won’t sit quietly for a single novel. 

HP: Is Ink the only book you have available at the moment? What are your plans for future books?

Bob: Ink is the only one up on Amazon at the moment.  I do have two others in the works but they aren’t quite ready for download.  The first has a working title of THE BROOKDALE COMMUNITY THEATRE PRESENTS: THE SHOW MUST GO ON.  It is the story of a young man whose life breaks down as he passes through a little town in Virginia. Desperate for money, he takes a job as a substitute teacher -- just enough to fix his car and get him back onto the road. But it is when he is drafted in directing the community theatre's production of a Broadway musical, that he gets his life and his future back on track. 
My other novel in the works is HUGH.  Hugh is the tale of a middle school boy who -- as the only surviving member of a cult -- learns to fit in with his distant relations in a small Florida town. It is a simple story of mass suicide, coming of age, Jamaican witchcraft, teenage angst with a pinch of reanimated dead.

HP: Can you tell everyone where they can download a copy of Ink for free?

Bob: For the next few days, Ink is available for free from Amazon.com.  Amazon Prime members can borrow the book for free as well.  You can find it here
http://www.amazon.com/Ink-ebook/dp/B00848S92Q.

HP: Where can my readers find out more about you, Bob? Do you have a website, Facebook page, Twitter account, etc?

Bob: I do have a website up with some more information about Ink -- and there’s some information about me there as well.  You can find that at
http://bobgarick.com.  For a more interactive experience, check out my Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ink/288386174552594.

HP: Who are some of your favorite authors?

Bob: Of course, I am a huge fan of yours, HP.  But I am also a big fan of Christopher Moore, Janet Evanovich, and Chuck Palahniuk.  But I’m ALWAYS looking for new author to read.  Problem is, when I  find one I read everything that I can get my hands on and pretty soon I’m looking for my next author.  I’m an addict.

HP: Ah, thanks! What are you reading now?

Bob: I just finished Christopher Moore’s Fool (for the third time).  I just love that book.  My youngest daughter has been reading Patrick Carman’s Skeleton Creek novels and they’ve sucked me in as well.  They’re an interesting blend of journaling and online video content which plays an integral part of the story.  I’ve been noodling with the idea of integrating websites, text messages, and videos into the “reading” experience to make it much more interactive and I think this those book are a successful step in that direction.  I think eBooks have some interesting potential in this type of writing.

HP: How do you deal with procrastination and writers' block?

Bob: NaNoWriMo.  The National Novel Writing Month (nanowrimo.org).  Happens every November.  50,000 words in 30 days.  Unfortunately I still need my “regular” job and it is a huge drain on writing time.  But NaNoWriMo allows me to get the bulk of my ideas on paper.  Then I have something to work with for the rest of the year.

HP: How would you describe the heroine of Ink?

Bob: On October 30, 2009, I committed myself to trying Nanowrimo.  I had NO idea what I was going to write about even though it started in less than 48 hours.  So I asked my oldest daughter (my nanowrimo writing buddy) if she had any ideas.  She told me that my novel had to be about a girl and it had to be funny.  Deep character development, huh?  But as I wrote, this voice emerged for Tracy that defined her character.  And now, when I hear from people who have read the book, it is her voice and her perspective that really strikes a chord.

HP: Thanks so much for taking the time to answer my questions, Bob! I'm really excited to introduce you and your book to my readers! I'm sure they will love it as it is very funny and an all-around fantastic read!

So, listen up all of you! Get this book while it's still free!
Again, here are the links!!!


http://www.amazon.com/Ink-ebook/dp/B00848S92Q
http://www.bobgarick.com
http://www.bobgarick.com/facebook

Friday, June 1, 2012

Finalists in the Name the Next Dulcie Book Contest

Hi All,
I was so impressed with all the title suggestions you came up with for the next Dulcie book. It was very difficult but I've narrowed the suggestions down to just six and you are able to vote for your top two favorites.
I will let this poll run for a week before I pick the winner (the one with the most votes).
Thank you again and please remember to vote!
HP

Vote for your top two favorite titles now!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Contest: Please come up with the title for the next Dulcie book!

I'm at it again!!! Enter this contest to name the next Dulcie book!!!

Here are the guidelines:

The title needs to be a play on the title of another famous book. For example:

To Kill A Warlock was a play on To Kill A Mockingbird

A Tale of Two Goblins was a play on A Tale of Two Cities

Great Hexpectations was a play on Great Expectations

Wuthering Frights was a play on Wuthering Heights


I'll run this contest until the end of the month and then I'll pick my 5-10 favorites out of all the entries and you guys can vote on which one is your favorite.

Oh, and the winner will get a $50 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble or Amazon and a thank you in the acknowledgements section of the new Dulcie book as well as the ability to read the book before it's released!

To enter, please just comment on this blog post and include your proposed title for the next Dulcie book.

Good luck and can't wait to see what you come up with!!!

HP

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Lord Byron, I Heart You!

I'm a big fan of classic romantic literature, especially poetry.

This is one of my favorite poems by English poet, Lord Byron:

She Walks In Beauty

SHE walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that 's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellow'd to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impair'd the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o'er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.

And on that cheek, and o'er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!

Fun story:

My brothers (twins and four years my junior) went to the same English boarding school that Byron attended. Anyway, they took me for a walk through the grounds one day and we wound our way up a grassy knoll, at the top of which was a sinking and decrepit looking tomb. One of my brothers told me to sit on the thing for a picture (which I can't find!) and then proceeded to tell me that the same spot on which I was sitting was where Byron wrote much of his earlier poetry.

Here is a painting of Byron on that exact tomb. Pretty cool, eh?



So some fun facts about Lord Byron:

* He was 5'11" and apparently was pretty hot, by English standards in the early 1800s anyway.

* For most of his life he was a vegetarian

* He died at 36 from a fever contracted while in Greece. Very sad day! :(

* Everything he did was in excess and he incurred huge debts, had numerous love affairs (he was known as a total womanizer)

* He may have been bipolar or may have suffered from depression

* He had a club foot. At the time because he was so popular, people actually would walk with a limp in honor of Byron--he made it fashionable.

Here is a picture of him:



Hmm, seems pretty handsome to me!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Mystical Monday

Okay so obviously it isn't Monday but I like the alliteration in "Mystical Monday" and "Mystical Tuesday" just doesn't have the same ring to it. I promise to be on time next week!

As you might remember, I decided to revamp this blog and actually make it interesting so as part of that, today I'm going to introduce to you the mystical creature of the week...Brownies!

And, no, don't think chocolate fudge with walnuts...think little household elves in Scotland...

Brownies:

* are invisible to adults. Children can see them
* they don't like to be seen and therefore only work at night
* are considered elves or household goblins
* most live in farmhouses and other country buildings within Scotland
* they make their homes in any unused sections of the farmhouses in which they reside

Fun fact: This is how you spell Brownie in Scottish Gaelic: brunaidh, uruisg or gruagach (I would love to hear any of you try and pronounce that!)

Will work for food!
Although Brownies don't like traditional forms of payment (they won't take cash or credit) they do like payments in the form of food. And they especially like porridge and honey.

What do Brownies do?

They basically do the household work for whatever family they live with! OMG love!! And the household doesn't even have to pay them! Love that even more! (Actually if a Brownie is offered payment, they vanish and never return to that family...)

Brownies are said to be very protective creatures, especially of the family they live with and they become very attached to the these families. So if the family decides to up and move, guess who's coming with them? The invisible goblin maids!

So next time you're depressed about the mess in your house, pack up plenty of cream of wheat and honey and move to Scotland...if not for the Brownies, then for the hot men in kilts!

Here's a pic of a Brownie:

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Updating this blog--finally some ideas on something to say!

So I feel like in most aspects of social media, I've got my bases pretty well covered. I mean, I'm on Facebook a lot and I've recently become addicted to Pinterest (if you haven't checked it out, you don't know what you're missing. You pin images that you're interested in and then your friends repin them and so on and so on. I now am sinking in amazing looking recipes but anyhoo...) Twitter has always eluded me but I'm beginning to be okay with that--I just think I'm too verbose for 140 characters. So putting all that other stuff aside for a minute, it's blogging that's always been that proverbial thorn in my side because I just can't seem to get myself to sit down and blog. Why? Because I have no flipping clue what to write about. OK I know you're probably thinking: "Uh, HP, aren't you a writer? Isn't that what you're supposed to do by definition?" Yes, you're right and I know as a writer, I should have lots to say but invariably, I'm always stumped on what to write about. That might sound dumb but it's true. Well, that is, until now!

Yes, that's right, HP finally has a plan for this blog and it only took her two years to get there but better late than never, right!

So here's the plan... I am going to write about things that actually might be interesting to you--rather than random thoughts going through my head or what I'm doing at the moment (I'm really not that interesting). Instead, I've compiled a list of things that I get a kick out of and that might interest you too (I hope they do!)

So far, this is what I've got:

1. My favorites in pinterest for the week--that means awesome recipes, funny jokes, half naked hot men, the list goes on. (Note: this list is not in order of importance!)

2. Since I was an English major, I have a huge love for all things classic literature so thought I might share some of my fav poems and poets.

3. Inside the writer's studio: interviews with your favorite writers (as long as they aren't too snooty (read: as long as they'll let me interview them).

4. Inside the reader's studio: interviews with you, the readers! All the blogs out there are about writers but what about you? I love getting to know my readers so I thought this would be a fun way to reach out and find out what makes you tick!!!

5. Let's learn about...random mystical creature of the week! I do quite a bit of research into fantasy creatures for my books and some of the stuff I come across is pretty interesting so thought I'd share with you all!

6. Grab bag: just random stuff that doesn't fit the above categories.

That's all I've got at the moment but I'm definitely open to suggestions!!!!

So, now that all that stuff is out of the way, this is my favorite stuff from Pinterest this week!!!

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PINTEREST FAVORITES


Favorite Recipes (Note: Click the pics to get the recipes or you can always follow me on Pinterest because I have a sweet tooth that won't quit! Here's the link: http://pinterest.com/hpmallory/

Supposedly the best chocolate chip cookie recipe in the universe! (click pic for recipe)



Apple Crumble Bars: (click pic for recipe)



Dean Bros Peach and Cinnamon Cobbler: (click pic for recipe)



My Favorite Funnies from Pinterest this Week:







And my favorite for this week:



Now for the hot and sexy naked men you've been waiting for! I wanted to make sure you read through the whole post which is why I put them at the end!!!

Possible Rand:



Possible Sinjin:



If you aren't on Pinterest, consider joining! It's really so much fun and if you do join, please follow me and I'll follow you so we share fun stuff! Here's the link again: http://pinterest.com/hpmallory/

I don't know, I think my blog is pretty freaking fantastically awesome now!!!!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Winner of the Character Contest for Wuthering Frights!

Woo Hoo it's THAT day!!! I'm super excited to announce the winner of the contest to become a character in Wuthering Frights, the 4th Dulcie book!

Here is a reminder of what the winner will receive:

* A written part in Wuthering Frights
* The ability to read Wuthering Frights before it's released to the public
* Added to the Acknowledgments page of Wuthering Frights

So without further ado...the winner is...

Christina Sabbiondo!

Congratulations, Christina! Looking forward to getting to know you better as is Dulcie!!!!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered.

Love,
HP

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Get the Jolie Wilkins Trading Cards!


Woo Hoo just got my trading cards for the Jolie series!!! On the front is the book cover and on the back, the picture of the character and something the character said in that particular book.
I'm happy to send one card or all three to anyone who leaves a review (or has already left a review) for each book (either Amazon or Barnes and Noble). Just let me know which books you left a review for and email your mailing address to me at: hpmalloryauthor@ yahoo.com (remove the space in my email address first). Collect all 3 by leaving a review for each book! Oh and let me know what you think of them!!!!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Dulcie O'Neil Set now just $2.99!

For a very limited time, I've dropped the price of the entire series of Dulcie books from $8.99 to $2.99!

The set includes the first three books of the series: To Kill A Warlock, A Tale of Two Goblins and Great Hexpectations!

So if you haven't read the series yet, now is a great time to get them at a killer price!

Here are links:

Amazon


Barnes and Noble

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Become A Character In My Next Book, Wuthering Frights!

Become a Character in my next Dulcie book, Wuthering Frights!!!!

So I imagine you probably noticed that you haven't seen this contest in a while? Well I cut it too close to my deadlines for the last two Jolie books so unfortunately I couldn't host this contest. But the contest is back for the next Dulcie book!

Here are the contest parameters:

Enter to be written as a character in my book, Wuthering Frights. I'll create your character using your name, description and personality (I'll send over a questionnaire, etc. to find out all about you!)

The winner will get:

* A written part in Wuthering Frights
* The ability to read Wuthering Frights before it's released to the public
* Added to the Acknowledgments page of Wuthering Frights

To enter, you can simply comment on this blog post. To get more entries, you can do the following:

* Leave a comment on this blog post (+ 1 point)
* Follow my blog (+ 1 point)
* Follow me on Twitter (+ 1 point)
* Tweet about the contest (+ 1 point)
* Friend me on Facebook (+ 1 point)
* Mention the contest on Facebook (+ 1 point)
* Mention the contest on your blog (+ 1 point)
* Purchase either of the other Dulcie O'Neil books (To Kill A Warlock or A Tale of Two Goblins, Great Hexpectations) and get extra points! (+5 points per book--simply send me an email to hpmalloryauthor at yahoo dot com and tell me what the first sentence of chapter twelve is in either Warlock or Goblins or Hexpectations to verify that you purchased it. Please don't leave the first sentence in the blog post--just mention that you purchased the book and email me separately!)

Do all of the above and you'll get even more chances to win with a total of 22 possible points. Just mention in your blog comment how many points you earned (and how you earned those points). A sample comment could look like this:

Hey, HP, enter me in your sixth awesomest contest ever! I have a total of 8 points for commenting on your blog, friending you on facebook, tweeting about your contest and purchasing your book!

This contest is open until March 31, 2012 with the winner announced on April 1!

Contest Rules:

* Total your points in the comments field of this blog and tell me how you earned your points.
* The winner will be drawn at random (the more points you have, the more entries you'll get)

Want the whole background story of your character? Read my books, To Kill A Warlock, A Tale of Two Goblins and Great Hexpectations(Also available in paperback)

Good luck!!!!

HP

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Wow

So I know I haven't posted on my blog for a while but today seems like a good day to post. So much has gone on in the last week, I barely even know where to start...

I am feeling a bit melancholic because I just wrote the last paragraph in the last book of the Jolie series (Something Witchy This Way Comes) and just sent it over to my editor at Bantam. I never really realized how difficult it would be to say goodbye to these characters (well for now anyway...I want to write a spinoff series so hopefully goodbye won't be permanent!).

I just think back to a time four years ago when I was living in Cambridge, England and thought to myself, "hmm, I'm going to write a book." And the more I thought about it, the more firmly I decided it was actually a good idea. So the next thought was, "Great, what the heck are you going to write about?" But that part was easy. I wanted to write about a woman who was similar to me and, really, similar to most the women I knew. Someone who wasn't quite sure of herself and had her own set of issues, just like all of us, right? So I put pen to paper, or in this case, fingers to keyboard and I wrote Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble. And at that point, I had no idea what was in store for me, no idea how many people would fall in love with Jolie, Rand and Sinjin...

Now I just smile as I think how much my life has changed in the last year and a half. I started as a self published author and then was lucky enough to sign on with Random House (Bantam Imprint) for the last three books in the Jolie series. I'm now a full time author, I've made it to the Kindle Bestseller list, the Barnes and Noble Bestseller list and as of yesterday, the USA Today Bestseller list.

So now as I say goodbye to the Jolie series and, yes, I did shed a few tears as I wrote the final lines, I'm just overwhelmed with feelings of happiness and gratitude to all of my readers who made this possible. Without all of you, I never would have made it this far.

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone out there! Thank you for loving Dulcie, Rand, Knight, Sinjin, Bram, Quillan and Jolie! Thank you for yelling at me about my cliffhangers! Thank you for reaching out and wanting to get to know me as much as I love getting to know all of you! Mostly just thank you for your loyalty and your support. I can't even begin to tell you how much it means to me.

So here's to 2012 and seeing where it takes us!

And to Jolie...Goodnight, sweet Queen!