Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Happy Mini-me day to Bad to the Bone!

Clearly I am crazy or forgetful (or both), because I scheduled a major trip to the dentist (the Novocain kind of visit) on the same day as Bad to the Bone's official mass market release.

(Why yes, it's the same Bad to the Bone that just finaled in the PEARL awards for Best Vampire Novel. Funny you should ask.)

But publishing waits for no nitrous oxide to wear off, so I'm pre-posting this late Monday night.

If you haven't read this Wicked Game sequel yet, you can order it from Mysterious Galaxy, Amazon.com, or Barnes and Noble, now for the low, low price of $7.99!

A note to those who own the trade paperback version: First of all, thanks! Second of all, beginning with the next book, Bring on the Night, the WVMP Radio books will be released in mass market original. This means no more trade paperbacks. So if you're the type who likes to have a matched set to look all pretty and symmetrical on your bookshelf, well...you know what to do.

There are a few places on the interwebs where you can win a signed set of Wicked Game and Bad to the Bone. Book Smugglers are giving away two sets, and Literary Escapism is giving away one set plus a cool silver dog or cat bookmark.

So here I'm not giving away books. I'm giving away a dog shirt.

I somehow (thanks, Mom!) came into possession of a WVMP Lifeblood of Rock 'n' Roll dog shirt, like the one pictured over there (and which can be purchased at the WVMP Radio CafePress store). Even if Meadow enjoyed wearing shirts, she wouldn't have fit into this one. She's an extra-large, and this is for a "large" dog.

Here's what CafePress considers a "large dog."

Full body length: 15.5 inches
Neck opening: 7.75 inches
Sleeve length: 5.5 inches
Chest width: 9.25 inches
Weight: 26-40 pounds

So, if you have a dog that this shirt might fit, post a link to his or her picture. If there's more than one eligible dog by the deadline, I'll pick a winner via a random number.

Deadline: March 1

Retail value: $18.99

Chances of winning depend on number of entries.

By the time you read this, I'll be comfortably numb. Have a great day, or as we say with Novocain, hauhgadayyy!

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Hi Jeri,
This a photo of one of my 'Terror Twins', they are Brindle Labs. This is Aly lounging in the cattle feed trough we bought for them to use as a pool (they out grew it quickly & now is their bath tub). Evy, her sister was off to the side out of the picture, in the shade.
Thanks for a chance to win the shirt, too bad it doesn't fit you baby. Maybe Grandma will get one that fits. :)
Sharon K

Posted by: Blogger Sharon K at 2/23/2010 3:38 PM

I like the bigger trade paperbacks myself so I'm sad to see them go but I think it's better for you since they can now be placed with the standard size paperbacks - thereby selling more books....I want my 5th WVMP book! so I will sacrifice the book size :-)

PS I love your labs Sharon! I didn't forget...their pic will go up on my blog after the auctions!!


Posted by: Blogger Karen at 2/23/2010 5:54 PM

Great contest, Jeri! I'm not allowing Maggie or Hunter to enter, but I <3 this idea! What fun! :-)


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Posted by: Blogger Lisa G's at 2/24/2010 12:03 PM

My sideways pic of my Smiley dog Libby.https://mail.google.com/mail/?hl=en&shva=1#label/Libby/121aeae035e16dae

Posted by: Blogger Lisa G's at 2/24/2010 12:07 PM

Sharon, your dog is so cute! I love the tub--Aly looks so relaxed. Talk about a dog's life... :-)

Karen, I am definitely thrilled about the format change. I think they all should've been this way to begin with, personally.

Shannon, thanks for stopping by!

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 2/24/2010 12:47 PM

Lisa, thanks for sharing your photo! Unfortunately I can't seem to view it using that link. It takes me to the Google mail homepage instead.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 2/24/2010 1:02 PM

Congrats to Sharon, who won the WVMP Lifeblood of Rock 'n' Roll T-shirt!

Sharon, please send your mailing address to me at jeri AT jerismithready DOT com to claim your prize.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 3/16/2010 10:04 PM

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