Thursday, May 14, 2009

Spread the Bad Word

You gotta help me, baby
I can't do it all by myself.
--"Help Me," Sonny Boy Williamson

As I mentioned yesterday, I'm hard at work finishing the first in my young adult urban fantasy series (due June 1). This means I don't have as much time and energy as I'd like to promote the release of Bad to the Bone.

That's where you come in. I'm holding another Spread-the Word contest. The first one worked so well, the mass market of Wicked Game has gone back for a second printing, thus proving that you all rock!

Here's a handy-dandy Bad to the Bone 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 need something a little smaller:

Or, my favorite, the hella-dramatic SKYSCRAPER!

You can find more widgets of all sizes for both WVMP books. When the official release date passes Tuesday, my awesome webmaster/widget-maker/husband will remove the countdown clocks from those widgets that have them, and the widget on your page will automatically update. It's like magic or somethin'.

After you've posted it, send me the link, either as a comment to this post, or in an e-mail to, to enter the drawing.

If you prefer not to use the widget, you can simply post the cover and a link to your favorite bookstore. 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! (The winner of the last Spread-the-Word contest got a $50 Amazon gift certificate. Let's see if we can beat that record!)


2. Any item from the WVMP Lifeblood of Rock 'n' Roll store, up to a $25 value. I am told that more items will be added by the end of the contest period, including plus-size shirts, doggie T-shirts, and Feed the Need baby bibs.

Deadline: May 31

Thanks a million for your support and enthusiasm. Now go be BAD!

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I posted the really tall widget! Here is the link:

I have it on the sidebar on the right hand side. I LOVED BttB and can't wait for more WVMP!

Posted by: Anonymous Carrie at 5/14/2009 12:49 PM

I posted the large widget on my Facebook page. Here is the link.

Posted by: Blogger Jenn at 5/14/2009 12:50 PM

There's a blurb in my latest blog here:

The widget is on my website:

And I added it to Facebook:

Posted by: Anonymous Shannon at 5/14/2009 1:00 PM

I've added the skyscrapper one to Bookish Mom Reviews.

YAY, Jeri!!

Review of BTTB will be posted this week.

Posted by: Blogger RebekahC at 5/14/2009 1:12 PM

Posted to my Facebook

and off to post it on myspace page too.

Love ya Jeri!!!

Posted by: Blogger Lori at 5/14/2009 1:43 PM

I also posted the widget on my Facebook page!

Posted by: Anonymous Carrie at 5/14/2009 1:48 PM

Posted on Facebook:
and my MySpace

Posted by: Blogger Amy at 5/14/2009 3:59 PM

You guys/ladies are the best! Thank you so much. :-)

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 5/14/2009 4:45 PM

Here ya go, kiddo!
I'll try and retweet, too...if I can figure out how :-)

Can't wait to read it!

Posted by: Blogger Deborah Blake at 5/14/2009 7:42 PM

BTW, how did you set up this widget thingy? I'd love to do that for my books...

Posted by: Blogger Deborah Blake at 5/14/2009 7:42 PM

Okay, also sent it to my livejournal :-)
I'm done now...

Posted by: Blogger Deborah Blake at 5/14/2009 7:52 PM

This is already on my blog:

Posted by: Blogger Unknown at 5/14/2009 8:10 PM

Posted on Myspace:

Posted by: Blogger Unknown at 5/14/2009 8:13 PM

Posted on Facebook:

Posted by: Blogger Unknown at 5/14/2009 8:14 PM

Posted on Facebook - I'm sure you saw the posting :)

Posted by: Blogger Sharon at 5/14/2009 9:18 PM

Thanks everyone!

Deborah, to retweet you basically just copy and paste the tweet and put the letters "RT" in front of it and @username where username is the person who did the original tweet.

And my husband used Sprout to build the widgets--apparently it's really easy and fun:

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 5/14/2009 10:02 PM

Posted on my Facebook... Bad To The Bone is in the mail to me now and I'm really looking forward to reading it!

Posted by: Blogger Ken at 5/14/2009 10:46 PM

Put it on my facebook page. I can not wait to read the new book!

Posted by: Blogger Kimberly S at 5/15/2009 10:12 AM

Sweet! Have it up on my sidebar -

Posted by: Blogger Cinnamon at 5/15/2009 11:40 AM

Couldna get the widget to show up at my work computer, so went with book image and B&N link.

Posted by: Blogger Vickie at 5/15/2009 2:54 PM

Posted it.... my first widget post on my m=new blog!!!

I really need some WVMP swag!!!!

Posted by: Blogger HockeyVampiress at 5/15/2009 4:16 PM

I posted it on facebook! Here's the link:

Posted by: Blogger Kimberly B. at 5/15/2009 6:37 PM

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Posted by: Blogger Hilcia at 5/15/2009 7:09 PM

Posted it on facebook:

And on Impressions...

Can't wait for this one.

Posted by: Blogger Hilcia at 5/15/2009 7:09 PM

I posted the skyscraper with the countdown clock on MySpace:

Looking forward to Bad to the Bone.

Posted by: Blogger Barbara E. at 5/16/2009 12:27 AM

Woo-Hoo! Bad TO The Bone is almost here!

I posted a widget on

Congrats Jeri!

Hugs, Danette

Posted by: Blogger danetteb at 5/16/2009 1:16 AM

Hey Jeri! Yay for the YA book.

I posted a widget on my Facebook, as well as a bulletin on MySpace.

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 5/16/2009 1:34 AM

Posted on my sidebar!

Posted by: Blogger Angiegirl at 5/16/2009 1:40 AM

Blogged it here -


Posted by: Blogger Rashmi at 5/16/2009 12:35 PM

I have the widget on my sidebar:


Posted by: Anonymous Valorie at 5/16/2009 11:46 PM

I posted the smaller widget at my LJ. Here's the link

Posted by: Blogger Mikaela at 5/18/2009 1:37 PM

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