So I promised you guys awesomeness, and awesomeness is here! Today marks exactly 8 months until THE DARK DIVINE debuts on December 22, 2009. Dude, that's less time than it takes to have a baby--and far less painful (well, physically anyway). To mark the occasion, I'm kicking of The Countdown to The Dark Divine Contest . . .or should I say CONTESTS. Yep, that's plural.
Here's how it works: For the next 8 months, I will be hosting a contest on the 22nd of each month to count down to the debut of my book. Prizes will range from autographed books from other great YA authors, t-shirts, swag, signed advanced copies of THE DARK DIVINE, and pretty much any other neat prize I come across along the way.
So here's the deal with May's contest: I wanted to find a way to show my appreciation to my current followers, and encourage people to spread the word about the THE DARK DIVINE to their friends . . .so I'm actually hosting two contests rolled into one.
For my current followers:
You guy's qualify for the Grand Prize, which is a Utah Author Sampler Package. (In case you guys haven't heard, Utah is pretty much a haven for awesomeness when it comes to YA fiction.)
The package includes:
1. An autographed copy of the highly praised THE CHOSEN ONE by Carol Lynch Williams.
2. An autographed copy of WINGS by Aprilynne Pike (which just hit #1 on the NYT bestseller list!)
3. An autographed copy of EVERYTHING IS FINE by Ann Dee Ellis.
Yep, that's right, the grand prize winner gets all 3 autographed hard-covered books.
All you have to do is promote this contest and get your friends to become followers of this blog, or to follow me on twitter at @breedespain. For everyone you get to follow me, you get an entry into the contest (so be sure to tell people to tell me that you sent them). The more followers you send, the more entries you get! And don't worry, there's something in it for your friends, too.
For new followers:
New followers get entered into a separate contest to win one of the three books from above. (But the only one that is autographed is THE CHOSEN ONE, so we'll consider that one the 1st place prize.) UPDATE: I WAS ABLE TO GET AUTOGRAPHED COPIES OF ALL THREE BOOKS, SO YAY, THEY'RE ALL AUTOGRAPHED!
All you have to do is become a follower of this blog, or follow me on twitter (you get two entries if you do both) and then introduce yourself to the group in the comments section of this post. (You will especially need to introduce yourself if you choose to follow through RSS feed.)
Now if you're a new follower, you can also enter to win the Grand Prize Utah Sampler Package if you promote this contest and get other followers to join. And current followers, if your follower gets another follower to join, then you get an additional entry into the grand prize drawing, and so on and so on. It's really a win-win situation.
(But you can only win one of the contests.)
Okay, that's it. Simple, eh? (If not, then you can always ask me a question here on the blog or through my contact form on my website). The contest runs from May 22nd until midnight on May 29th. Winners will be announced on May 30th. Now ready, set, go!
P.S. Don't forget to check back here every month on the 22nd until December 2009 for a new contest giveaway.