Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Wicked Game Mini-Me version (and giant BTTB giveaway)!

This week marks a big milestone--I have a book published in mass market format! This pocket-size, wallet-friendly version of Wicked Game is a dream come true for me, because I want to reach LOTS of readers.

If you're a regular visitor to my blog, you might already own (or have borrowed) the trade paperback version of Wicked Game. But I need your help in getting out the word to folks who haven't heard of it, or who heard of it but prefer to read books in mass market format.

And's my giant giveaway. It's actually in two parts, with a Bad to the Bone ARC for each, and a special extra prize for the second one.

1) Photograph Wicked Game on the shelves of a non-bookstore venue--somewhere like Target, Walmart, a drugstore or grocery store. Post the photo or the link to your photo in the comments here, or send the link (no attachments, please please please) to I'll draw a name at random from the folks who send me photos, and one will win a BTTB ARC.

Deadline: April 8

2) Spread the word about the Wicked Game mass market release! Here's a handy-dandy widget you can put on your blog or MySpace, Facebook, etc. Just click the lower right-hand corner where it says "Share" and follow the easy instructions.

Or, if you like something a little more provocative:

(Bad to the Bone widgets coming soon!)

If you've reviewed Wicked Game in the past, please link to your review. If you didn't review it, please link to this review by Charlaine Harris, or any one of the other lovely reviews on the Wicked Game page.

Then send me the link, either as a comment to this post, or in an e-mail to, to enter the drawing.

To qualify, each post must contain 2 out of 3 of the following:

1. Book cover
2. Link for purchase
3. Link to a review (yours or someone else's)

The widget already contains items 1 and 2, but if you prefer not to use the widget, that's cool, as long as your post has two of those elements. Here are some purchase links for various online booksellers:

1. A gift certificate to the bookstore of your choice. Amazon, B&N, Powell's, or the indie bookstore down the street (assuming they offer gift certificates).

The amount of the gift card depends on how many people enter. If 25 people enter, it'll be worth $25. If 100 people enter, it'll be worth $100. Like a raffle. So if you feel lucky, tell your friends to enter, too. Sweeten the pot!

2. And of course, an autographed ARC of Bad to the Bone.

Deadline: April 12

EDITED TO ADD: If you already have a BTTB ARC, you are still eligible for the gift card, so please enter. In the event the name of an ARC-possessing person wins the gift card, I'll draw a second name for the ARC.

Now fly, my magical messengers, fly! Report back to me, and reap yer rewards. Together, with or without widgets, we shall rule the world.

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I also added the widget to my FB page but I have no idea how to link to a review.

And can I just say? It's not that I want an ARC cuz it's all FREE BOOK, I'm just greedy and VERY IMPATIENT, cuz I still plan on BUYING it when it comes out. That whole, support the artist thing.

Posted by: Anonymous Jess at 4/01/2009 11:02 AM

Thanks, Jess, that is perfect! I wouldn't worry about it on FB, or you could just post a status update saying the book is out and a link to the Charlaine Harris review.

Thanks again for your support!

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 4/01/2009 11:13 AM

Hey Jeri ~~

Here is my link to the post for Wicked Game with the widget and all necessary info!

Posted by: Blogger Ruth Schaller at 4/01/2009 11:42 AM

Thanks so much, Ruthie! I love your blog and all the fun stuff there. :-)

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 4/01/2009 12:01 PM

Here's the link to my blog post with the widget & other info :)

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 4/01/2009 12:22 PM

Thanks, Bonnie!

Update: 10 entries so far! Woot!

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 4/01/2009 12:30 PM

Well, I posted the widget on facebook and linked to my Goodreads review. I think you can see it here:
(I'm a total technodweeb, though, so I'm hoping that works!)

Posted by: Blogger Kimberly B. at 4/01/2009 1:01 PM

sooo, i posted the Widget on my domain, and i also did a review of Wicked Game (that i pushed to and on my blog as well. i think that covers ALL THREE! yay. so you can find it at, the review is down two entries from the first. HUGE WICKED GAME cover, lol. <3

Posted by: Anonymous Jennzah Morris at 4/01/2009 1:34 PM

I want to assure you that yes, Wicked Game is still in my TBR pile. *sigh* which I suspect is reproducing on its own.

Here's my link:

Posted by: Anonymous Michele Lee at 4/01/2009 6:33 PM

Thanks, Kimberly, Jennzah, and Michele!

Update: We are at roughly 20 entries now. I say "roughly" because I think there are a couple floating around my inbox.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 4/01/2009 6:46 PM

Hi Jeri! I posted the widget with a link back to your website. Here's the link:

Posted by: Blogger Melissa at 4/01/2009 9:26 PM

Thanks, Melissa, for posting the widget and for the shout-out in your last post about the Anita Blake movies. Much appreciated!

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 4/01/2009 9:36 PM

I'm in. Here's the link where I pimp out Wicked Game. :) I managed to get all three items up there.

Posted by: Anonymous Jackie M (Literary Escapism) at 4/01/2009 9:40 PM

I also added it to my Facebook page.

Posted by: Anonymous Jackie M (Literary Escapism) at 4/01/2009 9:43 PM

Hey gang, I had to shrink the HTML widget to fit on my Blogger. He's cute now. Shrink the width to "200" and you should be gravy.

My gratuitous links for the fair lady:

I reviewd the book back in February. If you don't have it, geez...get it!

Posted by: Blogger Carrie Clevenger at 4/01/2009 9:46 PM


Yeah, I'm sorta all over the place.

Posted by: Blogger Carrie Clevenger at 4/01/2009 9:52 PM

Thanks, Jackie and Shadows! My web dude/husband is making some different designs that are skinnier, expressly for blog sidebars, etc. I'll be sure to post when they're up--they're going to go on the new Street Team page. :-)

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 4/01/2009 10:17 PM

I added it to Facebook. Here is a link to my review:

Posted by: Blogger DavidH at 4/02/2009 2:10 PM

Hi Jeri

I've got the widget on my blog's sidebar and here's the link for the review I posted.

I'll be on the lookout for Wicked Game when I go to Target this weekend.

Posted by: Blogger Leslie at 4/02/2009 4:57 PM

Leslie, thank you so much for posting the widget, and for that wonderful review--an A, wow!

Let me know if you see it in Target. I'm not sure which chains are carrying it.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 4/02/2009 7:18 PM

Thanks to you, too, David! You guys are awesome!

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 4/02/2009 7:55 PM

Hi Jeri! I have added the skinny widget to my side bar and posted on my blog:

PS: I won a BTTB ARC in a previous contest. Am reading Bad to the Bone right now. :-D

Posted by: Blogger Donna at 4/03/2009 12:36 AM

Thanks, FantasyDreamer! It looks fantastic. :-)

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 4/03/2009 9:32 AM

Here is a link to my facebook page with the widget added. Thanks for the awesome contest!!

Posted by: Blogger Jamie at 4/03/2009 6:28 PM

I just place the widget on my myspace page also!!

Posted by: Blogger Jamie at 4/03/2009 6:34 PM

Thanks, Jamie!

UPDATE: We have now passed the 25 entry mark, so the winner will get at least a $25 gift certificate to the bookstore of their choice. Keep spreading the word!

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 4/03/2009 6:50 PM

I posted the widget and Charlane Harris review here:

Posted by: Blogger Unknown at 4/03/2009 6:55 PM

Thanks, Bridget! :-)

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 4/03/2009 10:03 PM

Congrats on the mass market publication. That's quite exciting. Here is my post at my blog.

Posted by: Blogger Georgiana at 4/04/2009 12:20 AM

I posted the widget here:

Posted by: Blogger donnas at 4/04/2009 1:42 AM

I added the skinny widget to my facebook page

Posted by: Blogger donnas at 4/04/2009 1:46 AM

Thanks, Donna and Georgiana!

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 4/04/2009 4:12 AM

Already awaiting my copy but wanted to post the link on facebook.... don't know if I did it right or not?? Anyway have been talking the books up to anyone and everyone!!!

Posted by: Blogger HockeyVampiress at 4/04/2009 11:04 PM

HockeyVampiress: Thanks! If it showed up (usually on your sidebar), then you did it right. What's your facebook link?

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 4/04/2009 11:08 PM

i got the widget, and blogged at my myspace blog.


Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 4/06/2009 12:40 AM

posted the widget on myspace here

Posted by: Blogger kristina shields at 4/06/2009 4:05 PM

I posted the widget on my livejournal:

I linked to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Borders, and Charlaine Harris' review.

The entry is a little wonky due to the size of the tables on my livejournal.

Posted by: Anonymous Sara M at 4/06/2009 10:08 PM

Posted on my Facebook:

It's on the left side, right underneath my friends.

Posted by: Anonymous Christen at 4/10/2009 1:23 PM

Thanks, everyone! We are at about 45 entries now, close enough that I'll be rounding up to a $50 bookstore gift card. Woo-hoo! If it goes above 50, even better. :-)

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 4/10/2009 1:45 PM

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