Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy Solstice/Birthday SHIFT ARC giveaway!

As you probably know, tomorrow is the winter solstice (or to be fair to our friends in the Southern Hemisphere, the December solstice). The actual moment of the solstice takes place at 6:38pm eastern time. (And guess what? There's a total lunar eclipse after midnight tonight, making it the first total lunar eclipse on the solstice in 372 years--sweet coincidence!)

If you've read Shade, you already know that it's Aura and Zachary's birthday*.

So what better occasion to hold the first giveaway of a signed ARC of Shade's sequel, Shift (coming May 3)?

I only have four ARCs for my own giveaway, which means two things:

1) I can afford to make them international. Yay!
2) Each giveaway will be very special.

One of the other 4 ARCs will go to a newsletter subscriber in a drawing I'll do probably around the middle of February. If you're not a subscriber, you can sign up in the box over on the right sidebar.

The other two ARCs? Who knows? Stay tuned.

But this first ARC I would like to go to someone who has read and loved Shade, so it's trivia time! See if you know the answers to the following solstice/Shade-related questions:

1. Aura's mother's name.
2. The name of the place Aura's mother traveled to before Aura was born (the specific place, not the country), a place integrally connected to the winter solstice.
3. The name of the haunted battleship that Aura and Zachary explore on their winter solstice/birthday "date."

Rules:

1. Send an e-mail with your answers to me at jeri AT jerismithready DOT com by Thursday, December 23, at 11:59pm. I'll disable comments on this post so that no one "shouts out" the answer. ;-)

2. International entries allowed.

3. Retail value of ARC = $0. Sentimental/bragging value of winning an ARC = that's up to you!

4. I'll send an e-mail to the winner Friday, December 24. The winner will have a week to respond with his or her mailing address. If no response has come by the end of 2010, I'll draw another name.

And now, as a little holiday gift to Aura and Zachary, a pair of "classic" carols from Italy and Scotland.





Happy Holidays, everyone!

*To be completely clear, it was the same day but on separate continents with separate parents--they are not, I repeat NOT siblings. Ew. Just...ew.

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