The Vampire Diaries Soundtrack Giveaway Winner: Announced!

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Two weeks ago, we asked readers to tell us why they deserved to win an Ian Somerhalder-signed copy of The Vampire Diaries soundtrack.

After pouring through over 100 responses, the TV Fanatic would like to thank all who participated and announce the following winner: Jennifer Malone.

The Vampire Diaries Soundtrack

While every fan expressed affection for this incredible show, Jennifer moved us with her story of life as the wife of a Marine. Read all the entries HERE and follow the jump to read excerpts from Jennifer's entry.

I'm a wife and mother. Now, while that might not sound all that different from anyone else, I'm married to a United States Marine. My husband recently returned from a seven month deployment in June and is gearing up to head back overseas again come November.

It takes almost all of my time to keep our children entertained and distracted from missing daddy while he's away. One of the ways I do that for them (and myself) is with road trips to see family (something that requires amazing music of course) and other adventures. And finally, the time that I do have to myself, I love to listen to music while I unwind...

After dealing with an active duty military member, the strays he brings home from his squad, cooking for a full house (I feed 8 or 9 on any given night), looking after children, attempting to work at home, donating plasma twice a week, and making the solid effort not to go insane-- I need all the help to unwind that I can get.

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Vampire Diaries Quotes

You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger... I want you to get everything you're looking for. But for right now, I want you to forget that this happened. Can't have people knowing I'm in town yet. Goodnight, Elena.


Dear Elena, yes you heard that correctly. Hell has frozen over. I'm writing it all down. Granted, I'm half a bottle in thanks to my 1950 Chateau Cheval Blanc, a bottle I waited 65 years to open. I used to spend nights sitting in my wine cellar convincing myself I could hear it age, tannins growing, fermenting, but appreciating its beauty didn't make time go by any faster. The bottle just laid there on its shelf, torturing me while I waited for Katherine and time stood still. Eventually I convinced myself that no sip of that wine could ever taste as good as I dreamt it would. And that is the story of why I drink bourbon. I don't know who I am without you, but I know that as long as I'm with you, time will stand still. So who is Damon Salvatore without Elena Gilbert? A selfish friend, a jealous brother, a horrible son? Or maybe with a little luck, I'll do right by you. Because you may be a thousand miles away or a hundred years away, but you're still here with me and my heart is right there in that coffin with you. Until you come back to me.