Happy December 26! Known in Great Britain and Canada as Boxing Day and in America as I Do Not Want This Gift Day, today is St. Stephen's Day (or just Stephen's Day) in Ireland.
If you're like me, you mainly associate the day with the fabulous Elvis Costello song, "The St. Stephen's Day Murders," off of my favorite ever Christmas album, the Chieftains' Bells of Dublin.
Today is also the day that the fabulous Kaylee Cavanaugh (one of my favorite characters of Irish heritage), whose army of supporters overcame "AuraFTW" a couple weeks ago in the Heroine Tournament, is now the underdog--in a matchup against Tessa from Cassandra Clare's Infernal Devices series.
Tying it all together (in an admittedly not very coherent fashion--I've been up since 6am and am in a serious post-Christmas dinner food/wine coma), I'd like to give away a copy of your choice of TWO INSTALLMENTS of my good friend Rachel Vincent's Soul Screamers series
, PLUS a CD of The Bells of Dublin.
EDITED TO ADD: I will also give away a copy of
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare--and, Kaylee's advocate Fiktshun is also offering me a SIGNED COPY OF CLOCKWORK PRINCE (I KNOW, RIGHT??) and a keyring to give to you! So...wow...that's four books, a keyring, and the best Christmas CD ever--to ONE WINNER.
Beginning at 12:01am Eastern, go vote for Kaylee
(or Tessa if you prefer--I just got Clockwork Angel
and Clockwork Prince
for Christmas, so I'll be meeting her soon, yay!), then come back here and tell me your favorite thing about December 26
. The leftovers? The spending of gift cards? Having the day off (if you are so lucky, which I am not, but then again I do have the best job in the world, which this week involves writing about vampires and possibly an Angel
marathon for extra inspiration)?
Deadline: 12:01am Eastern, December 27.
US addresses only--sorry, after Christmas, the bank account, she is empty. EDITED: NO! Now that this giveaway has grown three times as awesome, I will open it up to international folks. Heck, St. Stephen's Day only comes once a year.
Whatever you call December 26--Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, Stephen's Day, or just Chillin' With New Books Day--hope you enjoy it! And hope I can string together two sentences then with proper syntax 'n' everything!
Labels: Heroine Tourney