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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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:
- Mysterious Galaxy (independent science fiction/fantasy bookstore)
- Barnes and Noble
- Powell’s Books
- Simon & Schuster
- Booktopia (Australia)
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!