Friday, May 22, 2009

Countdown to The Dark Divine contest!

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.


Unknown said...

I'm already a follower & I blogged about this contest here:


KR said...

I'm a new follower.


Ginna said...

blog follower and twitter follower of course!! :)

Christina Farley said...

I'm a follower and I'll check to see if I'm following you on Twitter. This is a fun contest. Can't wait until your book comes out.

D said...

So I've been following you on netvibes...I just added myself on your google followers. Do I count as an old or a new follower? I will promote- through my facebook status and my blogs.

And I think Ann Dee Ellis was in my London Study abroad group so I need to win her book. :)

I thoroughly enjoyed Emily Wing's book, by the way. thank you!

Sarah Steele said...

I'm already a follower AND I blogged about you on
and even though I already own (and finished) an autographed copy of "The Chosen One," I would totally appreciate another copy!!!! Yay for giveaways!!!!

Cranberryfries said...

I'm a current follower and I blogged about you on and facebooked too. I'm hoping my friends make it over to say hi.

Silvia said...

I'm now a follower of this blog and on Twitter.

I don't know why but I had you in my blogroll but I wasn't following you (My head is a mess).

I'm posting about this in my sidebar so everybody can know about it.
I'm going to see if I can drive some of my friends to this blog^^.

Carlene said...

I am a new follower. Off to tell all my friends to stop by.


Llehn said...

Hi Bree,

I'm an existing follower and have emailed a couple of my friends about this contest. They should by dropping by your blog and sign up as followers any time now.


babygirlG said...

Hi Bree,

I heard about this contest from my friend Llehn and just signed up as a follower. This is an awesome giveaway!


Unknown said...

I'm a follower and I'll link to this in my Shareworthy post next Friday :o)

Kristi said...

I'm a new follower both here and on twitter! These giveaways sound like they will be fun - can't wait to see what you have planned over the coming months!

MonieG said...

I'm a new follower and was sent here by Bridget3420. My blog is

Bree Biesinger Despain said...

Hurray for new followers . . .and old followers. You guys are awesome!

Khy said...

Awesome prizes. =0 I just recently found out about the bunches of YA authors in Utah. Makes me wonder if there are a bunch of YA authors in another seemingly author free state. Dun dun dun.

I was subscribed in my reader before, but I'm publicly following now. Yay.

RagDollVampGirl said...

Hey This Contest Is Great!!!

I Am Following You On Twitter My Twitter Name Is @RagDollVampGirl

And I Just Started Following You Today...

If You Have The Chance Check Out My Blog


Taffy said...

I found this link on my twitter page from you and you are now on my blog

donnas said...

I already follow your blog. But I am now following you on twitter as well.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Brodi Ashton said...

Go Bree! Your contests rock. I really can't believe it is only eight more months til Dark Divine hits shelves. This is going to be a fun eight months.

p.s. your follower Debbie sent me to this blog post- she rocks at bringing in followers. So I know she's working hard in this contest!

Brooke Reviews said...

Wow Congrats to Aprilynne! :) I'm a follower on Twitter, and am now following your blog. I don't know how that worked out that I had your twitter before your blog!

Cam Ballou said...

Okay, I'm in! Brodi sent me :) I'm always looking for great new books to read. I go through them faster than I can collect the recommendations!

Brooke Reviews said...

Also, June 22nd is my bday! ;) 22 is a great number!