It's the blog's 1-Year Anniversary, and to celebrate I have GAMES and PRIZES for you, so aren't you glad you cruised by today?
The prizes are easy to win, but do pay attention to the two simple rules below, please. The contest is open from 12:01 AM Monday to 6:00 AM on Tuesday, US Central Time. Prize winners will be announced by 8:00 AM (unless I oversleep).
PRIZES (6 Total!):
A - $20 Gift Certificate from the E-Bookstore of Your Choice*
B - $10 Gift Certificate from the E-Bookstore of Your Choice*
C - Indepth Critique of the First 10 Pages of Your WIP
D - Copy of the Extinct Anthology in the E-Format of Your Choice
E - Copy of Spoil of War in the E-Format of Your Choice**
* Store must accept US funds. In lieu of a Gift Certificate if there's not an e-bookstore available in your region, I will send you an equivalent amount in the currency of your choice through PayPal. Whoever wins the $20 prize will not be eligible to win the $10 prize, although they will be eligible to win any of the other prizes too.
** 2 copies available to win; also your choice of the limited edition first cover or the soon-to-be uploaded second edition cover.
Rule 1: Let me know in the comments which prize(s) you'd like to win. No need to give a reason why you don't want to win any of the other prizes (unless it's something like "Have it, read it, LOVED it!" Which, because I'll be using a spreadsheet and a random-number generator, won't earn you any special consideration in the drawing but will endear you to me forever). With the exception of the Gift Certificates, it is possible for one person to win more than one prize.
Rule 2: If you Like/Tweet using the buttons for this post or put an announcement on your blog, in a forum, etc. to promote this blog as a query-critting destination OR to promote either of the books, let me know and I'll drop in an extra entry for each promo to a maximum of 3 extra chances per person. Earlier shilling efforts don't count for this drawing, but I know who you are and I love you for it. :o)
So, your entry might look like:
I'm in for A and B. Already read and loved, loved, loved D&E. Liked it, Tweeted it, and dropped a link to here in my writing forum. [This would earn you the maximum of 4 chances in the drawing.]
Easy, right? Well, then, get to entering!
NEW! SPECIAL TREAT
Even MORE disturbing images for the original Spoil of War cover are now available! If you know blog friends Pete, Sarah L and Chris, check out the WIP Stuff tab above. See the comments section on this page for how these covers came about.
Two new Find-A-Word puzzles should keep you busy during boring meetings at work. Note that if you shut the puzzle down and click the link again, you'll be presented with a different configuration of letters for the same words, so you get multiple plays from just two puzzles!
Some of you may have attempted the Jigsaw and Slider puzzles with the Extinct cover image before. They haven't gotten any easier. (There are NO puzzles with the cover image for Spoil of War, so these games are all Safe For Work.)
Extinct Doesn't Mean Forever puzzle link and words:
Spoil of War puzzle link and words:
Enjoy! And THANK YOU for a Fabulous Year!