Monday, September 06, 2010

The Final Blue Fire ARC Contest

The final contest is here! This is going to be a short one so the winner can get their copy before the actual book comes out on October 5. Doing another simple this time, so no thought required.

The rules are simple:

1. Just post a comment in the comments section. If you don't know what to say, tell me your favorite cheesy movie. Earn one point.

2. Link to this post about the contest. Earn one point.

3. Blog about the book. Earn one point. (Copy and past the below blurb, photo and links, and earn an extra point on top of just mentioning it)

4. Be or are a follower of this blog. Earn one point.

5. Be or friend me on Facebook. Earn one point.

6. You get one entry for every point. I'll draw names next Monday, October 13 and announce the winner that day.

7. Anyone can enter, except those who won last time.

Commenting at all counts, even if you don't give a favorite cheesy movie, so no worries there.

And that's it!

One interesting thing, if you've ever been curious how much editing can be (and sometimes is) done after an ARC goes out, this is the book for you. We didn't fiddle with the story any, but the disclaimer "uncorrected proof" on the cover isn't kidding. I went through several more rounds of polishing since this ARC was printed. The text is a lot tighter in the final version. Could be fun to see the before and after from an editing study perspective.

Good luck, all!

The contest starts NOW!

Post this for the extra point:

Part fugitive, part hero, fifteen-year-old Nya is barely staying ahead of the Duke of Baseer’s trackers. Wanted for a crime she didn’t mean to commit, she risks capture to protect every Taker she can find, determined to prevent the Duke from using them in his fiendish experiments. But resolve isn’t enough to protect any of them, and Nya soon realizes that the only way to keep them all out of the Duke’s clutches is to flee Geveg. Unfortunately, the Duke’s best tracker has other ideas.

Nya finds herself trapped in the last place she ever wanted to be, forced to trust the last people she ever thought she could. More is at stake than just the people of Geveg, and the closer she gets to uncovering the Duke’s plan, the more she discovers how critical she is to his victory. To save Geveg, she just might have to save Baseer—if she doesn’t destroy it first.

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  1. I apologize if this goes twice - my post just disappeared using Firefox.

    I --
    commented for 1 point
    linked on my Facebook page for 1 point (just copied the URL; forgot about the "create a link" thing - I assume that counts them??)
    officially Google-followed for 1 point (been unofficial for awhile!)
    friended you on Facebook for 1 point

    So 4 points then? I think I'd really like that ARC - I don't usually jump through hoops like this! :-)

  2. I really loved your first book! Can't wait for this one!

  3. Yay hooray! Can't wait for Blue Fire.

  4. I'm a follower and I'm commenting.

  5. Awesome! Comment + link + follower = 3

    Thanks so much!
    graffkidlit at gmail dot com

  6. My favorite cheesy movie: Bagdad Cafe. I'm not sure if it's a cheesy movie, but it's a damn cool movie, with a cool actress: Marianne S├Ągebrecht.

    I can also say that I find your blog very interesting and useful, a great library of hints and advice for a hobby writer ... so maybe I didn't need to mention that movie. But now it's done >:)

    Cold As Heaven

  7. I so want to win.

    1. I linked this to Facebook 1;!/home.php?sk=lf
    2. Comment 1
    3. Follower 1
    4. Friend on Facebook 1
    4. Thanks for the contest.

  8. Woohoo!

    1. Commenting now!
    2. Link! From my twitter:
    3. Blog entry, including
    4. blurb and photo and links:
    5. Facebookified

    Basically, I am super excited for this book...and want it early. *g*

  9. My fav cheesy movie is Fright Night.

    I'm a follower.


  10. Follower, commenting and I really suck at all those extra entries, but I would love to read this so....

    Favorite cheesy movie: Dirty Dancing =)

  11. +1 I'm a follower
    +1 My fave cheesy movie is 50 First Dates. It's cute.

    Also, you've written JULY 13 in your post just to let you know:)


  12. I can't wait for Blue Fire!!!

    Comment - 1
    Follower - 1
    Friend you on facebook - 1


    3 points!

  13. +1 My favorite cheesy movie is Disney's The Three Musketeers.

    +1 I posted a link on Twitter, which feeds to my Facebook.

    +1 I follow you on Google Reader!

    +1 I friended you on Facebook!

    Lol I love your score-keeping system.

  14. 1: Favorite cheesy movie: Galaxy Quest or Men In Black.

    1: I just tweeted a link about this giveaway, but I've only tweeted 3-4 times in my years with an account, so I'm not sure what good it'll do. (I'm carradee there, too.)

    0: Don't have a blog I use, and the one I do need to resurrect wouldn't fit a book review post.

    1?: I've followed you with my Opera (web browser) blog feed for months and still do. Does that count?

    0: Facebook crashes my browser.

    So that's 2 or 3 points, depending on if subscribing to your blog feed through Opera counts.

    Excuse me. Time to lie down, again.