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Administrator
+7 # FASTER. BETTER.Administrator 2011-06-20 01:49
Thanks to Lisa's quick approval of the needed improvements, over the weekend this site has been moved to a brand new server environment. You should see a noticeable speed gain in just about everything on this site. Please give it a click-through and let me know what you think. Thank you Lisa!! :D
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Christina Crowley
+3 # RE: FASTER. BETTER.Christina Crowley 2011-06-20 11:29
I really like the way everything is working with the new server environment. The wait time is almost nothing!

Thanks for getting those addresses up for me. I figure that snail mail will be harder to ignore than email.
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Administrator
+3 # Snail MailAdministrator 2011-06-20 11:47
Thank you Christina! That snail mail was such a great suggestion. I love it!
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Christina Crowley
+6 # Call to actionChristina Crowley 2011-06-20 07:27
I thought I would repost this information in the new guestbook for anyone who missed it. There are several ways to help fight Alloys decision to replace L.J. with a ghostwriter.

1) Sign these petitions to protest the decision of using a ghostwriter for VD.

http://twitition.com/hqnr9 This one is on Twitter

http://www.petitiononline.com/ljsmith/petition.html This one lets you leave comments

2) Let Alloy know how you feel.
http://www.ljanesmith.net/www/links/publishers-a-friends snail mail addresses


3) Spread the word about what really happened on sites that sell or discuss The Vampire Diaries. If you can read/write a language other than English please tell others in that language, too.

4) Tell everyone you know offline about the situation and encourage them to help.

5) Boycott Phantom- This just might be the only voice Alloy hears.
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Heather
+2 # RE: Call to actionHeather 2011-06-20 12:54
What?! They want to replace L.J. Smith with a ghostwriter? Pfft! L.J. Smith is my favourite author and I don't want her replaced with anyone! I don't care that I don't know what a Ghostwriter is - but I know that it isn't good!! I'll read any of L.J. Smith's books anytime, anywhere - I read them on a coach trip to France & Belgium once, in bed, on the way to a footie match and I even tried to take one in to KFC yesterday until my mum told me to put it in the car ;)
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Christina Crowley
+2 # Hi HeatherChristina Crowley 2011-06-20 13:24
The Vampire Diaries were taken from L.J. Smith and given to a ghostwriter. She has fought long and hard to prevent/reverse this decision, but Alloy (the book packaging company) will not budge. This was allowed to happen because of a “work for hire” clause in the original contract she signed in the ‘90s when she really didn’t understand what it meant. The book after Midnight, Phantom, was written by L.J. Smith, but the publishers told the ghostwriter to rewrite it. However, it will still say “Created by L.J. Smith”. A ghostwriter is an author who writes a book/series that has been created by someone else. It is not always bad. Some authors have chosen to stop writing their series. What makes this situation bad is that L.J. was not given a choice and the fans have been denied the opportunity to read the books with the style and quality that we love. I hope this helps. If you have more questions, ask or check past guestbooks/blog .
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Bethany
+2 # agrreedBethany 2011-06-26 16:39
i agree with Heather iyts L.j smith who gots is into this and she should stand up to this ghoatwriiter thing! L.J SMITH FOREVER!!!
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Christina Crowley
+1 # Hi BethanyChristina Crowley 2011-06-26 17:03
L.J. has stood up to the ghostwriter thing. She has fought all she could. There is nothing more she can do. But, we can fight back by doing the things I mentioned above. We have all the power because we have what Alloy wants, Money. So, if you don't agree with what happened, do something to change it! There is power in numbers.
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Christina Crowley
+1 # RE: Hi BethanyChristina Crowley 2011-06-26 17:10
oopse I messed up on formatting. The above sentence should read. There is noting more She can do, but We can fight back by doing the things I mentioned above.
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anna
+3 # REPLACE?-HELL NOanna 2011-06-26 18:12
They can't replace her! These books are her babies. It’s her idea, her work, her world. I write myself and I would freak, if an idiot would replace me.
And for what? Because someone wants Stelena? Hallo!!! I admit I like Delena. I’m more a Delena fan. But that is not the point. It’s more fun that way. She loves them both. They both love her. Who will she choose? Can she? Or will she make the same mistakes as Katherine?
This series is about Elena between the boys. When it started, this was the basic theme.
It's like replacing Anne Rice or Stephenie Meyer!
You just can’t do that!!! It won’t be the same.
I’m, not gonna read it!
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Elaine Solomon
0 # RE: Call to actionElaine Solomon 2011-06-26 22:50
OMG!! they will replace L.J. Smith I can't believe it.. She's very good and I love all her books..
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Karla
0 # re: call to actionKarla 2011-06-27 17:30
This may be an inappropriate question, but has anyone suggested to Alloy to write two seperate series based on the same original idea, one written by a Ghost writer based on the t.v series and an alternate series written by L.J. in the spirit of her original vision, surely this way Alloy would make the money they are keen to get, L.J can write her brilliant end game as we wait in bated breath and people who are inclined towards buying the ghost written book don't feel like they are betraying L.J because they can enjoy each series independantly.
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Christina Crowley
0 # Hi KarlaChristina Crowley 2011-06-27 18:25
I like that you’re trying to think of solutions to make everyone happy. The thing is that Alloy already has another Vampire Diaries series based off the TV series. That is basically what Stefan’s Diaries is. I made this point in the letter I wrote to them. Alloy already has the best of both worlds, but they are just being greedy, callous, and stubborn.
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Karla
+1 # Hi ChristinaKarla 2011-06-27 19:16
It sounds like they might have another motive behind their actions then, although I fail to see what they think they are going to achieve other than shaking the confidence of their reader base and putting off perspective authors?
I guess when it comes down to it God has a plan and I'm sure there are some amazing blessing due for L.J's life
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Christina Crowley
+2 # Hi KarlaChristina Crowley 2011-06-27 20:04
I don't know Alloy's motive either. I like your outlook about the situation. I certainly hope God has an amazing blessing planned for L.J.’s life because she deserves it.
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Karla
+1 # hi again ChristinaKarla 2011-06-27 20:26
Thanks for the warm fuzzys, you seem like an awesome women and I'm have to say I'm really proud of your drive to fight for what is right in this world while still being kind and considerate, it can be hard sometimes to be both strong and fair, keep doing what you're doing, you are a gem.
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Lauren
+3 # New storyLauren 2011-06-20 10:45
I really loved the new story L.J.! I thought it was really sweet, a perfect quick story to read and relax to on a summer day. You should combine all your short stories into a book for everyone to read.
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L. J. Smith
+1 # Hi Lauren--thank you!L. J. Smith 2011-06-27 12:51
Well, I thought of that--and I have a few others, but it's a choice between putting the shorts on the Internet and into a book, and I decided that would prefer to share them on the site with my friends.

By the way, thank you very much to all who said kind things about it. I do appreciate that, very much.
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Brenda
+2 # after hoursBrenda 2011-06-20 12:34
THANKS
our new version of after hours i love is beautiful and better than the previous no one can deny that there bamon are so sweet and i love Bonnie is lovely
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Heather
+2 # L.J. Smiths BooksHeather 2011-06-20 12:49
I am now reading the 'Night World' collection for the fifth time since I got them about three weeks ago! I have only just started to read more of L.J. Smiths work since my mom introduced me to the Vampire Diaries books - which are amazing! :D well, actually, I saw the ITV2 series first when I was 13 and then my mom said why don't I try the books & so I did - I'm so glad I did too! I'm trying to find the Inner Circle collection too! I love L.J. Smith's books because they allow me to enter a world of fantasy yet reality. My favourite characters in the Night World books would have to be Poppy & James, Ash & Mary-Lynette, Jez & Morgead, Rashel & Quinn, Maggie & Delos! I love the new front covers too because they allow my mind to conjour up an image of the characters in such a way that I feel as if I can truely understand them. Thank you, thank you so much L.J. Smith for writing these wonderful books! I have even started my own vampire book now! :) Heather xxx
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Walter
+1 # Dear Lisa,Walter 2011-06-20 13:02
You mention frequently that you are writing two books at the same time. I know that you are writing STRANGE FATE at the moment, but what's the other one? Eternity? The Forbidden Game sequel? Secret Circle sequel? Just so I can know what to expect next. :lol:
Sincerely,
Walter
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Alisha
+4 # I Love L.J Smith's BooksAlisha 2011-06-20 16:27
I love "The Night World Series". Those books were one the best books i've ever read. I fell in love with the characters and the story. I love L.J Smith and i hope she keeps writing. :lol:
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Lu
+2 # thanksLu 2011-06-20 16:52
thanks!! i love the new after hours version! Bonnie and Damon are the cutest!!!!
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Lauren
+1 # RE: Guestbook 17Lauren 2011-06-20 18:08
The website is tons better :) Great after hours story to!
And if the next TVD book is being written by a ghost writer who favours the ideas of the show does that mean there is actually no more hope for the bamon fans? We all no at the end of Midnight !SPOILERALERT! that Damon saw both Bonnie and Elena. So if this Ghostwriter does favour the tv over book then there going to have t completly re write everything completly delena based cause lets face it thats how the tv series is going!
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Victoria
0 # After hours storyVictoria 2011-06-20 18:44
Is after hours with bonnie and damon tderinghe same one that was posted on her old site? just wondering cause it looks very familiar too me
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jen
+4 # Nightworld should be put on tvjen 2011-06-20 20:47
I liked Nightworld books best. Wish they'd become tv shows.
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Aliiah
+2 # Nightworld on TVAliiah 2011-06-20 23:53
OMG, I've always wanted this to happen, and now that tv is so high tech and producers and editors can do so much with a computer, it would indeed be great to see the series on TV. It would be even better than Vampire Diaries, even though that's one of my fav shows.
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kat
+1 # agreedkat 2011-06-21 08:31
id really want 2 c daughters of darkness; the chosen; huntress; black dawn; and witchlight.
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Nelly 8D
+1 # Agreed againNelly 8D 2011-06-27 09:43
That would be AWESOME :lol:
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Maisoon Al-Mahrouqi
+1 # To Christina CrowleyMaisoon Al-Mahrouqi 2011-06-21 00:48
Hello Christina! I think you're a very interesting person, are you an author or do you have a blog or something like that?
I always find your comments fab, they were even good enough to be quoted by the Admin and L.J. so that readers can write to Harper Teen!
Sincerely.
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Christina Crowley
0 # Hi Maisoon,Christina Crowley 2011-06-21 07:14
You are very kind to say such nice things about me. I’m not an author and I don’t have a blog. Other than sites that I visit to spread the word about the ghostwriter issue, this is the only site I post on. The absurdity of this situation has inspired me to speak out. I’m glad that I’m not alone in this fight because Alloy will never hear a single voice. Only by declaring our collective outrage can we hope to influence Alloy’s decision. Thanks again for your kindness. I hope you will join the letter writing campaign!
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kat
+1 # ture thatkat 2011-06-21 08:38
i agree with mainsoon. you really have put a lot into action. and so did sophia. i look at you guess as Lisa's help. kinda like heros to all her on lookers and fans. thanx for everything you have done. i think tht i am not the only on who notices it and you are really a great role modle to those who need one. some of us, including me, look up to you. you have done a lot and i think with you and sophia make a great team to put the disgrace of ghostwriting into view of all prospects. that is alot to do and only have 2 people creating the awarness is amazing. thank u times a million and two ;-)... hope you continue and i'll spread the word. thnx
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Christina Crowley
+1 # Thanks KatChristina Crowley 2011-06-21 09:58
I think Sofia and I make a great team, too. However, there are lots of people that are doing their part. For example, the petitions were already up and running before I even knew the full story. Hearing that I’ve had a part in influencing others makes my efforts worthwhile. I have no intention to stop. Don’t underestimate your own power to make a difference. By spreading the word, you are helping just as much as everyone else.
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sofia
+1 # RE: ture thatsofia 2011-06-21 18:03
Aww Thanx :lol:
LOL
It helps when u notice and hpoefully pitch in.
All 4 one and one 4 all
With my mother's illness, your comment has spread happiness in my heart and a smile on my face
LOL again
sign up at twitter petiton
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kat
0 # thanxkat 2011-06-22 08:08
like i said, in my small town of mascoutah, il, the word is already going around. and ur rite, christina. people do help a lot, its jst tht u and sofia show it. im not trying 2 put down the others, i jst wanted to say a sincere thank you.

"All 4 one and one 4 all"
i totally agree sofia- sorry i had spelt ur name rong in my first regignition! :o :P 8) ;-) :-) :lol: :roll:
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sofia
0 # RE: thanxsofia 2011-06-23 16:50
Hi
Sophia OR Sofia, either will do
There pronounced the same
LOL
Busy with my mom at hospital, slow on the Lisa War Front but will follow through
thanx 4 ur comment - it makes me realise that what we have done has some impact
and Many Many Many Thanx 2 Christina 4 showing me the petition
take care all
be safe, be happy and pray 4 others,
it might just work ...
:-)
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Christina Crowley
0 # Hi SofiaChristina Crowley 2011-06-23 20:47
I know you have been busy with your mom. Do what you need to do and don’t worry about the Lisa War Front. Everyone knows how dedicated you are.
I just want to give you a couple updates. I figured out that my Amazon account info. works on all Amazon sites. I have posted on Amazon US, UK, DE, and FR because these sites are either fully or partially in English. Oddly, Amazon Ca does not have a discussion forum. (I wish I could write in another language. We really need help on that front.) I think I’ve covered every English speaking site, but I would love for someone else to double check. I’ve had a couple encouraging replies from people saying they didn’t know what was going on and will now boycott/spread the word. I think the next phase should be the letter writing campaign.
What are your thoughts?
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Maisoon Al-Mahrouqi
0 # About the forums- ChristinaMaisoon Al-Mahrouqi 2011-06-24 03:24
Hey Christina
If you need any help with the discussions in a foreign language, I speak German and Arabic. Tell me if you want me to write something in those languages.
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Christina Crowley
0 # RE: About the forums- ChristinaChristina Crowley 2011-06-24 05:34
Hi Maisoon,
That would be awesome! :lol: I know the Amazon De site is in German. I'm not sure about other sites or if Phantom is available in Arabic. Can you look into that? I found all the sites I went to through different google searches. Thank you so much. I really appreciate your help.
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Christina Crowley
0 # Hi KatChristina Crowley 2011-06-23 20:41
I didn’t think you were trying to put anyone down. I just wanted to acknowledge others as well. I’m sort of shy about being recognized for anything (lol). Thank you for your kind words.
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Eleanor
+1 # To Christina Crowley . . .Eleanor 2011-06-27 09:47
I think you're doing the right thing. Sometimes it does take more than one person to be heard, and this is definately a worthwile issue to spread, because it must be so awful for Lisa. I'll totally be campaigning alongside you :-)
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Christina Crowley
0 # Hi EleanorChristina Crowley 2011-06-27 10:59
Thanks for the support! :-)
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Catherine
+1 # HelloCatherine 2011-06-21 03:37
Hello, Lisa. I really loved all your books, and I was wondering if you're going to write something new soon.

P.S.: Sorry for my bad english. :oops:
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kat
0 # runningkat 2011-06-21 08:29
i am not sure if i already asked this, and if so, sorry for the repition. ;-)
so anyway- does anyone know how to run quietly. i already have the walking done, but for me, it is too slow. i like to scared my sisters and parents, so i want to be able to do it fast. ty
P.S. sorry for the complication
P.P.S did u no tht P.S. means post signiture? i just learned that. that is y people dont say p.s.s because it is sposed 2 b post post signiture. not post signiture signiture. i no tht this has nothing at all to do wit the topic, but i thought i'd say, just to help those who didnt no.
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Nelly 8D
+2 # Do we boycott?Nelly 8D 2011-06-21 09:08
OK, I think Lisa told us not to boycott, or am I getting my facts mixed up? I think I'm going to boycott . . . not just out of anger (though there is a little bit of that) but because it won't be the same without LJ Smith writing. Also, do LJ Smith fans have a name? Eg. Harry Potter fans are Potterheads, and Twilight fans are Twihards. What are we? :lol:
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Christina Crowley
+2 # Hi NellyChristina Crowley 2011-06-21 10:30
You are right that Lisa said not to boycott. She is not encouraging or approving any action against Alloy or Harper. However, we are all free thinking individuals. Like you, I plan to boycott. I will boycott for the reasons you mentioned and because that is the only real way to show we will not stand for what happened. Alloy and Harper are businesses so what they care most about is making money. They don’t care if we like the books, or approve of their treatment of Lisa. What they care about is whether we buy the books. I also think we should write letters voicing our outrage. That way they will have fair warning and ample time to correct their mistake. After that, if Phantom sales crash and burn, they’ll only have themselves to blame.

I’m not sure what we should call ourselves. I think it is harder to come up with a name because Lisa has so many great series. The other fan names are based on one series. I would be interested in hearing everyone’s ideas.
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kat
+3 # namekat 2011-06-22 08:12
we could call ourselves the 'Mythic's... Lisa always rite books on fiction, so why not just go off that? possible names:
mythics
soulfic

i dont hav alot of suggestions, but we could come up with some together?!
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Claire
+3 # RE: Hi NellyClaire 2011-06-26 08:16
i totally just thought of something!! what about wordsmiths? 'cause her last name is smith, and books have words? i don't know, it sounded cool when i thought of it.. :-*
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Nelly 8D
0 # RE: RE: Hi NellyNelly 8D 2011-06-26 09:31
Yehh I like Wordsmiths! :)
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Katie
0 # Wordsmiths?Katie 2011-06-26 09:37
Isn't wordsmith someone who writes books or stories or something like that?
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Karla
+2 # re: NameKarla 2011-06-27 17:37
What about Oldsouls? Its a nodd to soulmates and to the soul linked characters in the books.
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Nelly 8D
+1 # Thanks ChristinaNelly 8D 2011-06-26 09:35
Thankyou, that's cleared some stuff up for me! :)
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Claire
+1 # RE: Do we boycott?Claire 2011-06-26 08:12
i don't know if there is one, but if there is, i'll bet it's something clever!
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Andrew
+1 # Questions and IdeasAndrew 2011-06-21 09:58
I have some questions/ideas for L. J. The first is about Stefan's Diaries. Those aren't written by L. J. but I was wondering, L. J., are you against them? I mean there wasn't a mess with those like the Vampire Diaries: Hunters right? I hope not!
Second, are you planning on a werewolf story ever? You mentioned it in the Night World Guide and I think a werewolf world created by you would be terrific. What I mean by a "story" is like The Secret Circle or the Vampire Diaries but with werewolves. You know, giving a Night World creature their own world like you did with the others(vampires and witches)
Third, I am confused about the new story. Some people are saying there are different versions. What do they mean? Did you change it? An idea is that I agree with Lauren. You should put all of your short stories into a book and publish it if you can. That would be a wonderful addition to any fan's L. J. Smith collection.
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Madeline
0 # Just Werewolves???Madeline 2011-06-21 11:44
I dunno Andrew,do you mean just one story with all werewolves or a whole series with werewolves, because if its a whole series kinda like the Night World,it wouldn't be right because you have to have all of the things in the Night World because they are all very important,but if she did do all werewolves than i would still definately read them because anything she writes is awesome!!!
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Andrew
+1 # My ResponseAndrew 2011-06-21 17:16
Sorry my response wasn't a reply here, it's further down. I'm new to guestbook so I din't see the reply button.
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Maisoon Al-Mahrouqi
+3 # Hi AndrewMaisoon Al-Mahrouqi 2011-06-21 12:24
The reason why L.J. wasn't against the Stefan Diaries is cos she never planned to write it, as opposed to the VD:Hunters of which she wrote the first book that is being heavily re-written by a ghost writer. The new story Bonnie and Damon was out before but it wasn't in the site.
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Andrew
+3 # ThanksAndrew 2011-06-21 17:17
Thanks, that's what I thought about Stefan's Diaries. And thanks for the info about the story.
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Maisoon Al-Mahrouqi
+2 # AnytimeMaisoon Al-Mahrouqi 2011-06-22 06:07
:D
Any time!
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Madeline
+4 # Night World SeriesMadeline 2011-06-21 11:32
This is my 100th time reading the Night World Series, L.J Smith is the best author in the universe,no one will ever top her like that ghostwriter,I dunno who the ghostwriter is but I can't believe he did what he did!!!!!!!Right now I am reading The Forbbiden Game, and it is so good,I also can't wait till Strange Fate comes out,I am going to get it right when it comes out even if I have to get up at 3:00 to get it first because it is surely gonna sale out!!!!!your the BEST aurthor ever!! :lol:
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Madeline
+1 # Important question for L.J or someone who knowsMadeline 2011-06-21 12:34
Hi, I just thought of this but in Black Dawn the second story in the third book of the Night World Series,when Maggie passed out,the place they took her was it at Chimney Rock,because thats where Maggie's Brother and sylvia were climbing when she did something to him???? :-?
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sofia
+2 # dont read if u haven't read black dawnsofia 2011-06-21 18:15
Hi Madeline


hope u got the earlier list u asked 4.
your Q. is abit confusing, however her brother accident may have occured in the rock climbing area but the fall was a cover, she had a shapeshifter bite him, bind him 2 her and then she took him to the dark kingdom - delos's place!
where she became the deliver, rescued her brother and found true love and won salvation 4 the slaves.
So the answer 2 ur Q.
the rock climbing fall was a cover - never happenned, sylvia took him to the dark kindgom etc
she aroused Maggies suspicion by stating something out of character 4 Mile's and safety whilst climbing.
Followed or was led 2 Sylvia's apartment and from there she was transported 2 Mile's real location, at Delos's palace
LOL
hope that helps
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Madeline
+1 # Thanks Sofia!!!Madeline 2011-06-21 19:00
Thanks so much, you helped me alot because I was just wondering,and yeah I got the list you sent me,thanks for that too,I really owe ya!!!!THANKS FOR EVERYTYHING
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sofia
0 # RE: Thanks Sofia!!!sofia 2011-06-23 16:55
Hi

AAW Thanx
Jusy got 2nd story in 3rd book as these r the new books and I have these 4 show but read my old, original copies.
LOL
Thanx
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Andrew
+2 # Madeline's QuestionAndrew 2011-06-21 17:13
Well, Madeline, what I meant was a series separate from Night World with werewolves as the main protagonists of the series. I used Night World as a comparison to The Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle. I mean L. J. has vampires in Night World but she still created another world of vampires with The Vampire Diaries and the same with witches and The Secret Circle. I am just saying it would be interesting to give another fantasy creature their own book series. I just think L. J. could use some werewolves as the heroes in a new series to do battle with evil werewolves or witches or vampires. I'd love reading L. J. doing heroic werewolves.
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Madeline
+1 # Sorry AndrewMadeline 2011-06-21 19:03
Sorry Andrew, I miss understood what you said, but what you think is a really good idea and srry again, I hope she does something like what you said!!! :cry:
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Andrew
+2 # It's FineAndrew 2011-06-22 06:46
Oh, it's fine! I'm not angry or anything! I just wanted to make sure I was clear. You don't have to apologize.
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Andrew
+2 # Katherine Killed Klaus?Andrew 2011-06-21 17:30
Hi, L. J.Something that confuses me is Klaus in Dark Reunion. Didn't Katherine say on page 219 of The Fury "I killed Klaus after a century or two."? Yet Klaus is in Dark Reunion. Did Katherine just THINK she killed him? I mean did he LOOK dead and then come back, because he was an Original? I don't remember reading that but it's been a while so maybe I need to re-read.
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Christina Crowley
+2 # RE: Katherine Killed Klaus?Christina Crowley 2011-06-21 21:59
Hi Andrew,
L.J. said that when she wrote that Katherine had killed Klaus she didn’t think she would need him for anything. (The original series was supposed to end with three books, but because of fan requests ended up being four.) Then later Klaus came to her mind as a perfect villain, so she decided the he had been controlling Katherine and made her say she killed him when she didn’t. If you would like to see L.J.’s explanation, go to guestbook 4. It is about a quarter of the way down.
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Andrew
+2 # ThanksAndrew 2011-06-22 06:49
Thanks, I read it and now it makes perfect sense!
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Ron
+2 # Secret Circle Airing Fall 2011Ron 2011-06-21 18:31
Just wanted to say that I'm very happy that there is actually a t.v. series based off of the "Vampire Diaries" Books. Although the books are way better, to see characters brought to life on the big screen is awesome. I can't wait for "Secret Circle" to air in 2011. Furthermore, I think i've ready both series of books like 10 times... Excited to see what comes next.
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tabitha
+3 # strange fatetabitha 2011-06-22 06:40
I've been waiting and waiting for this book to come out!!!!! I really hope it will come out soon I'm ready to give up waiting!
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kat
+3 # same/ LISAkat 2011-06-22 08:23
ive been shaking with anticipation! - not really, but it is on my mind a lot!- i just cant wait to indulge the last book of Nightworld, and at the same time, im dreading finishing the series.

Hey, lisa?
do you think you can make books that are the 'finishing' story of the ones that were cliffed hanged at the end. i just want to know if you don't add them in Strange Fate.... i'm not pushing, just an empty request. thank you for reading this if you do!!!!1!!!!!!
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Christina Crowley
+6 # RE: strange fateChristina Crowley 2011-06-22 09:54
Hi Lisa,
I’m looking forward to Strange Fate, too. However, I’m also the type of person that needs time to get things just right when I’m working on big tasks. I can only imagine what a momentous task it is to juggle all the characters of the Night World, their stories, and the larger plot while trying to please readers, editors, and yourself. That would drive me nuts. I appreciate that you are putting so much of yourself into this book (as usual). Thank you for not just throwing something together. I know the final product will be worth the wait.
Love ya,
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Gina
+2 # RE: Guestbook 17Gina 2011-06-22 06:49
sorry all I am new to this.....
I asked a question last week and I do not know how to find if anyone replied.

my question was does anyone know if there is more on Lord theirry and Lady Hannah.
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Christina Crowley
+2 # Hi Gina,Christina Crowley 2011-06-22 07:50
Welcome. When you are looking for a reply to a past post just roll your mouse over the “Guestbook” tab at the top of this page. Then click “Guestbook Vault.” It will bring up links to all guestbooks and you can choose where to go. For a post from last week, look under guestbook 16. Since you’re new here, I would suggest checking out the other guestbooks, as well. There is a lot of interesting information.

As far as I know there isn’t any more on Lord Theirry and Lady Hannah. However, I’m thinking they will be in Strange Fate when it comes out.
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Gina
+2 # RE: Hi Gina,Gina 2011-06-22 11:00
Hi and thank you so much, I was so lost. I really appreciate all the information

I just started night world 3(I'm a little behind in my reading HA HA ) I have been waiting for strange fate to come out but they keep changing the date. UGH!
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Maisoon Al-Mahrouqi
0 # Hey GinaMaisoon Al-Mahrouqi 2011-06-23 03:21
It's not really about Lord Theirry and Lady Hannah, but if you go to the Stories section of the site, and read the story Thicker Than Water, Lord Theirry makes a brief appearance.
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Nelly 8D
0 # Hannah and ThierryNelly 8D 2011-06-27 10:14
LJ Smith said that she does want to write something about Hannah and Thierry, in her NW Fanbook I think?
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kat
+1 # guestbook/ christinakat 2011-06-22 08:19
:cry: i just read what u said about the guestbooks... does the guestbook section change every week or just when admin thnks its 'full'? im kind of lost srry! :oops:
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Christina Crowley
+3 # RE: guestbook/ christinaChristina Crowley 2011-06-22 09:01
I think I remember him saying he puts up a new guestbook after the one we're on reaches about 200 posts. This helps the guestbooks load faster. It usually amounts to a new guestbook every week or two.
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kat
0 # okkat 2011-06-23 11:43
so basically, tht is out 'full'... got it thank you for the help.
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Administrator
+3 # RE: guestbook/ christinaAdministrator 2011-06-22 12:08
Christina is correct. A new Guestbook(GB) is opened and an old one gets posted into the Vault when it reaches between 100-200 posts.
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kat
0 # kaykat 2011-06-23 11:44
tht is helpful... i really wuz confused, so thank you, admin!!!
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Madeline
+1 # Another Question???Madeline 2011-06-22 08:38
I was just wondering,if your soulmate dies do you get a new one or do you just live without them the rest of your life or forever??!!:-?
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Christina Crowley
+2 # RE: Another Question???Christina Crowley 2011-06-22 17:49
Hi Madeline,
That's a good question. At the top of guestbook 4, L.J. said that that was something she had not quite figured out yet. I guess that will have to be something we decide for ourselves. Maybe it will be explored further in Strange Fate.
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Madeline
0 # To,Sofia,Christ ina,KatMadeline 2011-06-23 19:25
Thanks too all of you because this is something I could not figure out,you helped me alot,I will read Daughters Of Darkness again,I was gonna anyway,because they are so good,THANKS AGAIN!!and Lisa for writinggret books :lol:
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kat
+1 # i cant rememberkat 2011-06-23 11:46
in a book, i believe Lisa had said that once you were 'given' a soulmate, when they die, you cant get another one. im not sure, but im just going off memory. i thnk it had been in Daughters/darkn ess or the chosen.
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sofia
+1 # RE: Another Question???sofia 2011-06-23 17:07
Hi Madeline

I appreciate ur enthusiasm 4 Lisa's work
but a Soulmate is unique, therefore their 1 of a kind and can't be replaced.
When I first read Daughters Of Darkness, I wondered what would happen after Mary-Lynnette exceeded the age to become a vampire[ after a certain age ur body burns out, u have 2 be young] however I was tortured as she chose 2 be human and he is a vampire and having read thier New Story, she is much older so how will he feel when she die's unlike Hugh and Lady Hannah who are Old Soul's - who r re-born] he is left alone.
This scenario tortured me and ur comment has sparked that Great Torture Again
GOTTA LOVE LISA - 10 + yrs after 4 me and Im still worried, even though forgive me 4 saying this but as pained and tearful I feel saying this their characters not people in the real world but feel the same.
Sorry had 2 say this, dont know if it helped?
LOL
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Nelly 8D
+1 # Mary-LynnetteNelly 8D 2011-06-27 10:18
I think ML might become an Old Soul, she is very wise (sort of, anyway). I'd love to read a scene in which she dies in Ash's arms and then he finds out she will be reborn . . . I think that would be amazing
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sofia
0 # RE: Mary-Lynnettesofia 2011-06-27 14:39
Hi

I agree with old soul, Mlin comment but not the death scene, it's been done theirry + hannah
also my heart couldn't bear it!
great thought though, invoked feeling enough 4 me 2 write, maybe there is potential ....
LOL
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Sofia
0 # Book?Sofia 2011-06-22 19:59
when is strange fate comming?!
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Maisoon Al-Mahrouqi
+3 # Strange FateMaisoon Al-Mahrouqi 2011-06-23 03:26
(I wrote strange Fart by mistake in the title, thank God I noticed it!)
L.J. is writing Strange Fate right now and she says that it will be out as soon as she finishes. Don't believe website/news that put out a publishing date, they are all false.
We are all waiting for Strange Fate with bated breath! Hope this helps.
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Emily Merrell
0 # Aspiring Authors ContestEmily Merrell 2011-06-22 20:10
I know that the rules state that no published authors are to participate, but does that include self-published Amazon e-book authors? I would love to enter but I wasn't sure if that would disqualify or not. Thanks!!!
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sofia
0 # RE: Aspiring Authors Contestsofia 2011-06-23 17:10
Hi

copy and paste ur comment,
writing administration in the title,
you should get an answer quicker
LOL
PS
Can u provide further info on what and how ebook publishing is and happens
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Emily Merrell
0 # RE: RE: Aspiring Authors ContestEmily Merrell 2011-06-24 15:36
Thanks for the tip! As far as ebook publishing goes, I simply did it on Amazon. Just go to the Amazon DTP website and they have full instructions on how to upload your book, format it and how to create a cover. It's pretty easy and the message boards on the site are full of helpful info. You price your book yourself and Amazon gives you back anywhere from 10% to 30% of that cost for every sale. I hope that helps!
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kat
+1 # art gallerykat 2011-06-23 11:49
i just looked and found the art gallery, and i wanted to know if theyd add Lily R. and other semi-minor or minor characters... i just wonder what they look like because i am usually rong when i guess their looks. hehe.. thnx!
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Anna
+2 # IAnna 2011-06-23 17:44
L.J, you are awesome!!! I
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Christina Crowley
0 # Call to action/Phase2Christina Crowley 2011-06-23 20:56
Before I start I just want say that Lisa doesn’t approve, encourage, or expect any action against Alloy or Harper. While I respect her immensely, I can’t agree with her on this. I believe our spending power is the biggest weapon we have, and we have a right to use it to let Alloy know we do not approve of their decision. Like any business, Alloy is more concerned with actual sales than they are with public opinion. As for the snail mail letter writing campaign, Alloy should be encouraging it, so they can gage fan reactions.

What I did was write up a business type letter explaining how I feel and why replacing Lisa is a bad business decision. If you have any questions about how to write this type of letter, a google search of “complaint letter” or “protest letter” should help you get started. Also, I am (and I’m sure others are) willing to answer questions.
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sofia
+1 # RE: Call to action/Phase2sofia 2011-06-24 01:23
Hi Christina

Saw ur 2nd comment regarding a letter, I think this a great idea as it goes directly 2 the source but also when I go on thier site 2 complain via email, i dunno how 2?

letters should be drafted pos 2gether so we know what and them our clear facts, not emotions beacuse thier a damned business, not caring 4 Lisa whose books exploded on prime time tv - they aint gonna care of our emotions

2: gotta send them in similar tyms so they see the impact not a sparse letter here and their.
Also thanx 4 doing what u do and thinking gathering the brilliant ides, Im happy as im away someone as capable as u leads ...
maybe u should consider politics :lol:
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Christina Crowley
0 # RE: RE: Call to action/Phase2Christina Crowley 2011-06-24 05:26
When you go to their website you should be able to click on the email link and bring up outlook and then send your email from there. However, something is not working properly (big shock). So just write down their address and send the email through your regular email account. I think the snail mail letters will be more effective anyway, but sending both couldn’t hurt.

You are absolutely right that we should leave our emotions out of the letters. Thanks for making that point. That’s also a good idea about sending them around the same time. I really didn’t think about that and already sent mine out yesterday. Also, it may be difficult to coordinate because we are all over the world with different mailing times. One other thing that I did was send my letter in one of those big envelopes that are the size of a sheet of paper rather than a business envelop. Anything to make it get noticed.

Hope this helps.
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sofia
0 # RE: RE: RE: Call to action/Phase2sofia 2011-06-25 06:09
Hi

good work
i was planning 2 make my envelope from bright coloured paper, a pink or yellow the same shade as highlighters pens and
by time I mean the same week [ish] at least so they arrive at the same time
LOL
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Reshe
0 # x.tears.xReshe 2011-06-23 22:42
**SPOILER ALERT!** I just wanted to say that Damon's death in Midnight made me cry. Like seriously SOB. (And then he regained consciousness in the epic last two pages! EEP!) And books NEVER make me cry. Oh hey and guess what! I've met your characters in my dreams!
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kat
0 # me 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!kat 2011-06-24 09:05
i was mad at him for basically killing himself, but it wasn't the 'i hate you!' mad it was the 'oh no!!! don't do tht!' mad.. so ya... i agree reshe! (ur name is cool! and looks a little like reshel... awesome!!!!)
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Eleanor
+1 # DreamingEleanor 2011-06-27 10:22
I had this one really weird dream in which I was Mary-Lynnette who was a shapeshifter who could not turn into an animal, but turn into Ilianna? I had no idea what was going on! :P
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Emily
+1 # :)Emily 2011-06-24 11:50
Gosh, this sucks. I want to enter the writing contest, but my story is 95000 words. I've got some major editing to do!

Also, I want to say thank you. There's no other author that does what you do, and I want to give you a million thanks for treating your readers and fans the way you do.
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L. J. Smith
+2 # Hi Emily :)L. J. Smith 2011-06-24 21:39
You needn't edit. Just send--and this will be amended on the blog page soon-- the first 50 pages of your manuscript and the last chapter to the address. (I didn't realize that some people wrote 3 page chapters until I received an entry that proved it.

If you win and your manuscript is longer than expected, we'll deal with it then somehow. Hope this helps.
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Emily Merrell
0 # Admin.Emily Merrell 2011-06-24 15:38
I was advised to re-title my question to you for a quicker answer. My Q is, do self published ebook authors still get to participate in the Aspiring Author's Contest?
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L. J. Smith
+2 # Hi EmilyL. J. Smith 2011-06-24 21:32
Do you mean someone who has simply put an ebook up on Amazon? The ruling is that they can enter. By saying Hitherto Unpublished, I was just trying to weed out writers who actually have their own resources and just want a freebie editing. So if you have a book up on Amazon, feel free to enter the Aspiring Authors' Contest. Just, please take note of the kinds of files I can read. These are doc, docx and pfd. If your manuscript is not in this format, try saving the chapters as a rich text document--or perhaps someone else has a better idea. I'm not too hot at the computer stuff.
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Emily Merrell
0 # RE: Hi EmilyEmily Merrell 2011-06-25 19:14
Thank you for the quick answer. I just wanted to add that it is really awesome of you to run this contest for your fans!! That's just one of the reasons we love you!
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L. J. Smith
+10 # Everybody!!!!L. J. Smith 2011-06-24 22:10
Guess what? Usok, our mild-mannered Administrator, has just scored World Championship wins for both Forms and Sparring and has become a double World Champion in Taekwondo! I say three cheers for him!
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Christina Crowley
0 # Hi UsokChristina Crowley 2011-06-24 23:26
Congratulations !! That's awesome. I don't know where you find time to do everything especially since you're on here improving stuff all the time. :-)
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L. J. Smith
+1 # Re: Administrator's multitaskingL. J. Smith 2011-06-24 23:46
Yeah, Cristina, and what with his other clients and three active sons to boot--well, I'll bet that his wife is one proud woman tonight. ♥♥♥♥♥
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kat
0 # RE:Everybody!!! !kat 2011-06-26 07:49
tht is so cool! i take karate and stuff. 3 cheers for Usok!
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Jodie
+3 # NEW STORY!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!Jodie 2011-06-25 03:39
OMB, OMB The new after hours story is amazing!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it thank you lj smith for writting it . it is sooooo good!!!!!!!!!!! ! I love DAMON!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!! :D :lol: :-) ;-) 8) :o :P :roll:
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L. J. Smith
+2 # Hi JodieL. J. Smith 2011-06-25 11:11
Thank you. I figured that I could lose the actual canabalism without losing the tension. And, of course, it was nice to fly in with Damon (for his very first appearance in Vampire Diaries). I'm glad it's up again after so long.
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Christina Crowley
0 # Who is Audrey from Midnight?Christina Crowley 2011-06-25 11:30
I know we have talked about this before, but I don’t think we ever came up with a consensus. Who is Audrey from Midnight? I just don’t remember her and that’s weird because I usually remember at least what the character did, if not their name. In another guestbook we discussed possible candidates, but when I looked them up they had different names. The description of Midnight on the booklist page says, “The face on the cover is Audrey who finally gets her just desserts.” That leads me to believe she is not a new character. Can someone explain who she is? Thanks!
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L. J. Smith
+1 # Hi ChristinaL. J. Smith 2011-06-25 12:36
My Bad. The picture on Midnight is Caroline. I just had a sort of corss-wired day. Sorry.
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Christina Crowley
0 # Thanks LisaChristina Crowley 2011-06-25 13:15
That makes so much more sense. Looking for Audrey in Midnight was starting to drive me nuts (lol). I reread Midnight specifically looking for her. I'm not complaining though because it is even better the second time. :-) Thanks again!
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sofia
0 # RE: Hi Christinasofia 2011-06-25 13:44
Hi Lisa :lol:

I was confused 2 but when u said it was Audrey, i thought from Forbidden Game but that still was alitle confusing so now it's all clear
LOL Crew
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Sabrina
0 # CarolineSabrina 2011-06-25 15:55
But why is Caroline on the cover? What was it about her in Midnight that made her so important that she'd be on the cover? Not that I'm complaining. I've always loved Caroline Forbes. She added a little bit of something to the series.
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Christina Crowley
0 # RE: CarolineChristina Crowley 2011-06-25 20:31
Lisa has said (guestbook 11) that Alloy chose who to put on the cover. This is pretty much the norm. Authors don’t usually choose cover art. As to why they picked Caroline I’m not sure, but it will be fun to speculate. I think a lot of it had to do with the visual appeal of having a redhead with green eyes on a black cover. The contrast is definitely a stunning effect and makes the book stand out on a shelf. I believe Alloy was thinking of this because it’s their job to package books that get noticed so they will sell. However, Midnight provided several redheads to choose from.
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Christina Crowley
0 # Continued ****Spoiler Alert***^Christina Crowley 2011-06-25 20:33
Caroline does not have as big of a part as some other characters in Midnight. Her biggest scene is when her false rape accusations against Matt are exposed by her turning into a werewolf in response to Saber entering the courtroom. I think this was a very clever resolution to Matt’s legal problems, and I’m sure these events would have become more important in future books had Lisa been allowed to continue her story. However, I don’t think Caroline’s part was big enough to warrant a cover photo. To me the obvious choice would have been Bonnie, although her brown eyes would not have had the same visual effect. Like Caroline, she has been part of the story from the beginning. In Midnight, her role becomes even more important because she is the one to discover the location of the seven kitsune treasures which is a central point of the plot. Other possible candidates could have been Princess Jesalyn and Idonia because although they were new characters their roles were pivotal.
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Lucas
0 # Dark AngelLucas 2011-06-25 12:45
So, I was reading some things and I saw that you said to skip Dark Angel. Why? I mean, I know it's less about the Night World, but the book is great! One of my favorites, by the way. If you could go back in time, what would you do differently? (I can totally see Dark Angel as the first book in a trilogy. I don't know..)
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Claire
+2 # Forbidden Game Sneak PeakClaire 2011-06-25 12:47
I'm not sure if I have this right or not, but I was wondering if there was going to be a sneak peak of the Forbidden Game sequel posted on the site at the beginning of the next month.

I think that there was something about this mentioned in an earlier Guestbook entry but I could be wrong.

Gosh, I just love the Forbidden Game series. In my opinion, it's the most underappreciate d of all L.J.'s books - and the most scary!
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Walter
0 # RE: Forbidden Game Sneak PeakWalter 2011-06-25 13:42
The Forbidden Game is definitely the raciest of her books. As far as I know it is the only book L.J. has ever written that included the word "breasts."
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sofia
0 # RE: Forbidden Game Sneak Peaksofia 2011-06-25 13:48
Hi

How is it unstated ?
I Absolutely LOVE IT!
And I know many other's in my time and now off gustbook who love it!
It is basically my All Time Fave Series, next 2 Nightworls - which I read 1st and absoulutely fell in love with.
Mmm Ash - certainly the most under appreciated Bad Boy
PS ignore the spelling mistakes - dont have time 2 fix!
LOL
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Claire
0 # OClaire 2011-06-25 14:31
Oops! I missed out a syllable. I mean't understated, not "unstated". Darn typos!
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sofia
0 # RE: Osofia 2011-06-25 16:55
Hi

Sorry i mis spelled, not u
but i think F.G is 1 of the best
why do u feel it is understated ?
LOL
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Eleanor
0 # "Unstated" ha ha ha ndEleanor 2011-06-27 10:26
Spend some time around me and my bezzies and you would NOT think that Ash is under appreciated lol ;-)
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sofia
0 # !sofia 2011-06-27 14:43
Hi

ash in in nightworld,
we were talking about forbidden games hero Julian - if u haven't read it, please do!
LOL
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Nelly 8D
0 # Ash/JulianNelly 8D 2011-06-28 09:59
Hiya,
I know but somebody up there mentioned Ash being understated or something :)
And also, I've read FG, it's awesome isn't it?!!!!
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Susanna
+2 # Thank youSusanna 2011-06-25 13:55
Thank you for sharing your writing with us.. Keep it up and know that for a while you can take us out of the mundane and give us some wonderful adventure..For that alone you are one of the best people I have never met..LOL
Thank You so much and God Bless:)
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Jessica Cronier
+1 # Secret CircleJessica Cronier 2011-06-25 14:58
Hey Lisa! I am a huge fan of your Secret Cirle books! I was so happy that they are being made into a TV show! Is there going to be another book??

Jessi :D
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Danielle
0 # MidnightDanielle 2011-06-25 23:35
I Love the Books!! Had a Hard time reading midnight after Damon Died... He is my Fav!! I Cant wait to go get the next book, But I am sad to hear a ghost writter! What are they thinking!!
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sofia
0 # No Offend Attendedsofia 2011-06-26 02:23
Hi Love :-x :-x :-x

I don't mean 2 be mean but what is the point of coming 2 lisa's site as a fan and speaking about reading a ghostwriter book!
It is ungracious! I dont aim 2 upset u but READ b4 u cme on the site and will see that Lisa is cut in the heart by the alloy treatment of hiring a ghostwriter!
PLEASE Consider Other's Feelings
Im upset and I just woke so ur upsetting email is the 1st thing i saw.
IT IS ALRIGHT 2 HAVE UR OPINION but u should realise thier is a time and a place 4 it
LOL
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Christina Crowley
+3 # SofiaChristina Crowley 2011-06-26 16:42
You know I feel the same way about Alloy as you do, but may I offer another way to look at this. As much as I want Phantom sales to be 0, I realize that some people will inevitable buy Phantom. There are people that will buy it no matter what we say. We just have to agree to disagree because there is nothing we can do. Plus, I know Lisa doesn’t want anyone to feel badly about reading Phantom, and that is enough for me to just let is go. Other people like Danielle seems to be are “on the fence” about it. She doesn’t agree with replacing Lisa with a ghostwriter, but she is still curious about Phantom. This is the group of people that we should be trying to reach the most because there is an alternative solution. Checking books out of the library allows people to read the book without actually buying it. That way everyone is happy. I hope that people who are uncertain about reading Phantom will post so that we have the opportunity to promote this alternative solution.
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L. J. Smith
+5 # Sofia, ChristinaL. J. Smith 2011-06-26 17:38
Of course I don't expect that people will be able to refrain from buying Phantom. But may I make another suggestion? If you like Vampire Diaries and want to read something similar right now, why not read my other books? This may have already been discussed, and I missed it but it's an idea.
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Karla
0 # Read my other booksKarla 2011-06-27 17:10
I really would like to read more of your books, but I've come to a dead end, the only ones I haven't read are 'The Night of Solstice' and 'Heart of Valor' what should I read after that? I love your books but after re-reading them every couple of weeks I go into L.J.Smith withdrawls! Altough I have to admit I do read Sercret cirle over and over. Will you be writing anything new soon? I'm very sorry about all the problems with your publishers, be strong.
Karla
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sofia
0 # RE: Sofiasofia 2011-06-27 01:45
Hi Christina :lol: :lol: :lol:
Your A Champ !

It's a bright, sunny day and im very happy especially after reading ur words.
I hope this is not misunderstood but u most certainly the ying to my yang.
My emotions carry mr away but the passion is pure, you understand this and appreciate / understand my predicament but are the calm that grounds me like the cool ocean waves, dousing a fire.
I wish we could meet and hang out, Atleaat i hope we are freinds ?
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Christina Crowley
+1 # RE: RE: SofiaChristina Crowley 2011-06-27 07:55
Hi Sofia,
I know how it is to have emotions come uninvited and try to take over. I think the only thing that keeps me in check is my inner shyness. Lately, I’ve been less shy which is both a good thing and a bad thing. I’m glad my comments helped you. Of course, we are friends!
:-)
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sofia
0 # RE: Midnightsofia 2011-06-26 14:09
Hi
I have noticed 2 thumbs down to my comment, i was wondering why ?
Us fan's are on the verge of attempting 2 bring alloy on it's knees and comments that r supporting the the very people who have pained Lisa are very upsetting on a personal level
can the person's who left the comments answer please
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Christina Crowley
0 # RE: RE: MidnightChristina Crowley 2011-06-26 17:56
BTW I didn’t thumbs down your post. I just want to be clear about that since I posted an alternative opinion. If I was bothered by your post (or anyone’s) enough to thumbs down them I would have explained myself. I’m much more likely to thumbs up a post because I like what the person said but don’t have anything to add. Someone thumbs downed my post when I answered your question (I know it wasn’t you) so that’s just odd. Try not to take it personal. I think someone was just having a bad day and wanted to spread their grumpiness.
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sofia
0 # RE: RE: RE: Midnightsofia 2011-06-27 01:47
Hi

Thanx love, i know u would never thumbs down me but explain as u kindly have done b4
LOL
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Christina Crowley
0 # Hi DanielleChristina Crowley 2011-06-26 16:55
I can understand you wanting to find out what happens next in The Vampire Diaries. May I make a suggestion? Please, consider getting the book from the library, so that Alloy does not profit from their poor treatment of Lisa. Another option would be to get together with some friends who plan to read Phantom and share a book so that Alloy only profits from one sale instead of multiple sales. These alternatives will also benefit you because you will not be wasting your money on a low quality book. There is no way a ghostwritten book will be up to the caliber Lisa has always delivered.
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sofia
0 # RE: Hi Daniellesofia 2011-06-27 14:46
Hi Christina

fellow reader, Maisoon has suggested writing / translating in other foreign language
hope that helps
LOL
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Leah
0 # After HoursLeah 2011-06-26 03:20
Loving it! I was really confused about the relationship between Bonnie and Damon, I mean does Damon love her or Elena? But this really cleared it up for me. Keep up the good work! :)
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Leah
0 # MidnightLeah 2011-06-26 03:28
I haven't finished Midnight. I got so scared about the possessed children that I stopped!!! But its a really good book so far. I think the scary ness of this book definately gave a bit of a ping in the series, but then again, I've always found L.j's series to have a kind of spooky factor. LOVE YOU L.J! NO GHOST WRITER CAN REPLACE YOU!!!!!
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Maisoon Al-Mahrouqi
+2 # Um, guys?Maisoon Al-Mahrouqi 2011-06-26 05:34
Hey everyone, can I please suggest that if you're writing a Midnight-relate d post, include 'SPOILER' (in caps, too) in the title?
Cos I'm still waiting for the book to come out in Oman and I've unintentionally read a couple of spoilers. Thanks
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sofia
0 # RE: Um, guys?sofia 2011-06-26 14:14
I AGREE
Have wrote this b4 but people don't seem to notice!
Hope u enjoy it!
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sofia
0 # MAISOONsofia 2011-06-27 14:48
Hi Maisoon

Can u kindly go on ur local amazon etc
and write clearly of how Lisa no longer writes VD due to being fired by alloy.
LOL
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Seth
+2 # Love your booksSeth 2011-06-26 07:12
Hi, L.J.! I just wanted to drop by and say how much I LOVE your stories! I rememeber reading checking the books out of the school library before buying my own in the early nineties. I'm now 27, and since the show started, it made me want to dig all those books back out and read them again. They are still, and will always be great reads!
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kat
0 # Nameskat 2011-06-26 07:50
Lisa, where do you get your names for the stories? i love then; they are exotic and beautiful. ;-)
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Nelly 8D
0 # Ash and Mary-Lynnette's storyNelly 8D 2011-06-26 09:42
Hi,
just wondering if anyone knows when the Ash and Mary-Lynnette story will be finished?? I can't find it anywhere on the site. I love the story and it's been left on such a huge cliffhanger! :o :eek:
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Maisoon Al-Mahrouqi
0 # Hi Nelly 8DMaisoon Al-Mahrouqi 2011-06-26 12:59
You can find it in the Stories section! It's right at the bottom.
Here's a direct link:
http://www.ljanesmith.net/www/images/stories/downloads/LJaneSmith_Stories_Ash_and_Mary-Lynnette-ThoseWhoFavor.pdf

Daughters of Darkness is my favorite story in the NW series, and not just because of Ash (who is really hot.) but because I can totally relate to M'lin. I'm also a star gazer and my dream is to study the star armed with a telescope and a notebook. (I just bought a book by Stephen Hawking!)
Hope this helps, cheers.
Maisoon.
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Nelly 8D
0 # Thanks MaisoonNelly 8D 2011-06-27 09:50
I love stargazing too! It was the books that inspired my hobby, I find it fascinating.
Team Ash! Wooooo :lol:
Thanks for the link, does anyone know when the online story will be finished? It's amazing!
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anna
+1 # no ghostwriteranna 2011-06-26 18:13
They can't replace her! These books are her babies. It’s her idea, her work, her world. I write myself and I would freak, if an idiot would replace me.
And for what? Because someone wants Stelena? Hallo!!! I admit I like Delena. I’m more a Delena fan. But that is not the point. It’s more fun that way. She loves them both. They both love her. Who will she choose? Can she? Or will she make the same mistakes as Katherine?
This series is about Elena between the boys. When it started, this was the basic theme.
It's like replacing Anne Rice or Stephenie Meyer!
You just can’t do that!!! It won’t be the same.
I’m, not gonna read it!
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Erin S
0 # Night WorldErin S 2011-06-26 19:49
I'd have to say my favorite pairs would either be Jez and Morgead or Rashel and Quinn. They're both started out really cynical, but were changed!
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Darlene
+1 # Question on the contestDarlene 2011-06-26 20:58
I have a question about the author contest... Will the entries themselves be read, or will you just be choosing one of the entries at random and then reading just that one?? It seems like a lot of reading to do, but at the same time, the idea of my favorite author reading something I wrote makes me want to jump for joy!!!
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Emily
+1 # Night WorldEmily 2011-06-27 07:10
I love the Night World series, and have been waiting along time for Strange Fate to come out, but the date for it to come out keeps on getting pushed back. Why is that?
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Christina Crowley
0 # RE: Night WorldChristina Crowley 2011-06-27 08:18
Hi Emily,
Lisa is still working on writing Strange Fate. When it is finished she will post on this site, so don’t believe publication dates you hear anywhere else. Book sellers seem to be pulling potential publication dates out of thin air. I hope this answers you question.
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Amy
0 # RE: Guestbook 17Amy 2011-06-27 08:45
How do u become a member of the site?
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Christina Crowley
+1 # RE: RE: Guestbook 17Christina Crowley 2011-06-27 09:22
Amy,
L.J. Smith and the site Administrator are the only two members. I wondered the same thing when I first started visiting. There is no need for the rest of us to be members because we can access all the areas we want to without being members.
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Lucas
+1 # Blood Will TellLucas 2011-06-27 13:35
Are you going to repost Blood Will Tell? I liked a lot of ideas in that short story. It'd be nice to read a new version.
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sofia
0 # RE: Blood Will Tellsofia 2011-06-27 14:51
Hi

which characters were in blood will tell - never heard of iit - please tell
lol
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Christina Crowley
+1 # RE: RE: Blood Will TellChristina Crowley 2011-06-27 18:44
Hi Sofia,
Blood Will Tell is The Vampire Diaries characters. I believe it is about what would have happened if Stefan decided to take blood from his friends (who were willingly offering it) in order to fight the evil power at the end of the original series. I haven’t actually gotten around to reading it, yet. Now, it has been taken down. Hopefully, it will be put back up in the future.
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Mike
0 # The Secret CircleMike 2011-06-27 13:56
I just finished reading The Initiation and The Captive Part I and I loved them!! I can't wait to finish the series!! :lol:
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Dave Lacroix
0 # Night WorldDave Lacroix 2011-06-27 14:44
I have just finished reading the night world series all three of the books and thought to myself how come there isnt a movie by this, i was left so intrigued that i cant wait to read the fourth and final book strange fate, this summer a couple of weeks earlier i have started writing my own vampire book but with my own twist. please email me back, i need your advice. My favorite characters is probably rashel jordan, jez redfern, sylvia, and keller the shapeshifter, and so many more i cant name. please get back to me please i need your advice
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Dave Lacroix
0 # night worldDave Lacroix 2011-06-27 14:47
i know this is soon, but when you get my message i will give you a prologue of my book. i was so pulled into the world of night world that i was reading for 4 hours straight, its people like u that inspire young authors and motivate them,
plaes try to email me back
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Dave Lacroix
0 # ljDave Lacroix 2011-06-27 14:50
i know i might be annoying and this is my third message but lj thank u, and vampire diaries is easily in my top 5 shows. fav character tyler lockwood his werewolf roots r so epic and catherine so sadistic and evil but thats all the more provacative and and raises the bar and gives the show the true meaning one of the best shows on cw
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Ashley~
0 # I finished Dark Visions!Ashley~ 2011-06-28 00:06
Its 3:03 A.M. and I just finished the ah-mazing book Dark Visions. I never stopped reading it since yesterd day! :D I love the style the books are written in! And in the end, such a twist! :eek:
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