Monday, August 30, 2010

SHADE in the UK week begins!

This Thursday, Shade will officially be a trans-Atlantic phenomenon! It officially comes out on September 2, although it's already shipping from

To celebrate this reverse British Invasion, I and several blogggers are giving away copies (some signed) of the UK version, which is a trade paperback with a totally different (but equally awesome) cover as the North American version.

The first giveaway is a Twitter-only contest. (Non-tweeters have plenty of chances to win elsewhere. Also, seriously, try Twitter--you'll hate it for a few days, then you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.)

EDITED TO ADD: Duh, I just realized people could also enter their answers here on the blog post. I mean, while you're here reading the rules, you might as well.


1. Simply tweet either a) your favorite thing about Zachary (pictured below as a Scott Pilgrim avatar), OR b) your favorite thing about Scotland.

EDITED TO ADD: 1a. Or do it here in the comments.

2. To encourage creativity, your favorite thing about Zachary and/or Scotland CANNOT be the accent. I repeat: If you say "THE ACCENT," you won't win.

3. You must include the #SHADEintheUK hashtag so I can find all the entries. No need to @reply me--save those extra characters to describe your favorite thing.

EDITED TO ADD: 3a. This rule does not apply if you're entering here in the blog comments.

4. I'll draw a winner using a random number generator on Friday at 11:59 GMT (that's a minute before midnight in Glasgow, five hours ahead of Eastern time).

5. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries.

6. Retail value of prize: 6 pounds, 99 pence (I can't find the HTML code for the pound character, so I had to spell it out).

7. International entries? YES! Anyone, anywhere is eligible.

So share some love for England's Neighbor to the North. And remember what Mike Myers from Saturday Night Live taught us: if it's not Scottish, it's crap!

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Monday, August 02, 2010

Win stuff!

Wanted to take five minutes (tick tick tick) out of Shift line edits to tell you about two exciting opportunities to win WVMP-related stuff right now.

First, my publisher, Pocket Books, has just launched Pocket After Dark, a free online community for lovers of urban fantasy and romance. To celebrate the new site and of course the release of Bring on the Night, I'm giving away $25 worth of WVMP swag. Come out and play! Deadline: Friday, 11:59pm Eastern. US only.

Second, I'm chatting/launch partying today at Bitten by Books, where you can win a 10-pack of new urban fantasies/paranormal romances courtesy of Pocket Books. Deadline: Tuesday, 11:59pm Central. US/Canada only.

Oops, looks like my time is almost

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