Thursday, March 28, 2013

Born Of Illusion by Teri Brown


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Anna Van Housen is thirteen the first time she breaks her mother out of jail. By sixteen she’s street smart and savvy, assisting her mother, the renowned medium Marguerite Van Housen, in her stage show and séances, and easily navigating the underground world of magicians, mediums and mentalists in 1920’s New York City. Handcuffs and sleight of hand illusions have never been much of a challenge for Anna. The real trick is keeping her true gifts secret from her opportunistic mother, who will stop at nothing to gain her ambition of becoming the most famous medium who ever lived. But when a strange, serious young man moves into the flat downstairs, introducing her to a secret society that studies people with gifts like hers, he threatens to reveal the secrets Anna has fought so hard to keep, forcing her to face the truth about her past. Could the stories her mother has told her really be true? Could she really be the illegitimate daughter of the greatest magician of all?

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65 comments:

  1. Both of course! You need to appreciate what you improve :) Thanks for the giveaway.

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  2. I think it is better to be appreciative of what you have, but there is never anything wrong with bettering them! (:

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  3. Improve while appreciating that which does not need improvement : )

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  4. Appreciate but try to improve! :)

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  5. Appreciate the world and be inspired to improve it :D

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  6. I think you have to appreciate the world first :)

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  7. We need to improve the world then appreciate it more so both :)

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  8. You have to appreciate what you have to improve it, so appreciate first, improve second.
    Thanks for a giveaway! :)

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  9. Both are equally as important!

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  10. I think a balance of both, but personally I opt to appreciate the world.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  11. i think that both are important, you need a little or a lot of both

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  12. Improve then appreciate what you've improved. Happy Easter!

    Thanks!

    raffle name: Nikki O

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  13. I think they go hand in hand. You have to appreciate the world to feel compelled to improve it and to truly be able to appreciate it, you need to improve it!

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  14. Improve the world I think we all have awesome gifts to give we just have to find them and use them to improve ourselves and the world and always be kind!

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  15. They go together-- I want to improve the world so I can enjoy it more!

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  16. Both! they don't work without the other. Thanks for the giveaway

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  17. It's both: Appreciate the world so that you can see it's worthwhile to improve it by doing everything to preserve and make it better.

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  18. Appreciate the world. Once we appreciate it, we will love it and we will seek out to maintain the beauty and improve it.

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  19. I would have to say both because both are necessary!

    -Jen Haile

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  20. I have to say both. They go hand and hand. You have to improve the world to be able to appreciate the world. Thank you so much for a chance to win and for being a part of this fun and awesome blog hop!!

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  21. Both, because to appreciate the world we need improve it.

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  22. I guess both of them go hand in hand. :)

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  23. It's more worthwhile to appreciate than depreciate to me.

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  24. I'm Kathleen on the Rafflecopter. I think it is more important to improve the world. Thank you for this giveaway! =)
    Happy Spring!

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  25. I believe it is more worthwhile to appreciate the world. This is a hard question though. Almost like an optimist/pessimist scenario..

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  26. I think we need to improve it and we should start in our own communities.

    mestith at gmail dot com

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  27. A little bit of both:). Thanks for the giveaway!>:D<

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  28. It's important to play your part in doing both, I think.

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  29. I think it's important to recognize when things need to change and to have the courage to do your part to improve it, but overall people need to appreciate what they have and be accepting of what's beyond their control :)

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  30. appreciate it and then try to improve when you can.
    Amy Brewer

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  31. I like to do both! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

    Suz Reads

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  32. first appreciate the world then you can improve it!

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  33. I'd like to think appreciate it but it would be great to do both!

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  34. We need to do both. We need to appreciate the world in order to improve it. It's for us, anyways. :)

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  35. its better to be appreciative of what you have,
    thanks for making this international

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  36. I say improve what we can especially regarding the ozone and appreciate the nature that God gave us

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  37. I entered your Happy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway Hop
    It would be great to win
    an ARC Copy of Born Of Illusion by Teri Brown.
    In response to your question of It is more worthwhile and satisfying to improve the world or appreciate the world?
    I think you should appreciate what you have and then
    try to improve the world by recycling and composting.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!

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  38. Actually we need to do both improve and appreciate the world. Thank you for the awesome giveaway!!

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  39. I think you need to do both. By improving it, you're making it better for everyone, not just yourself, but you also need to sit back at times and appreciate what you and others around you have done.

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  40. WE need to both improve and appreciate the world.

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  41. It is more satisfying to improve the world.

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  42. need to appreciate every moment of our lives doing what we like without looking back and learn something new every day

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  43. I think it starts with appreciating it. If you don't, the desire to improve it won't be there.

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  44. I think you need a bit of both, there's gotta be a balance.

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  45. I think it's better to appreciate what we have.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  46. I think you need to appreciate it first

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  47. I think you need to do both!

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  48. Both!
    Thank you so much! ♥

    rafflecopter name: Joss A.

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