Saturday, February 25, 2012

Team Smackdown Finals: Time to get serious

As I noted in yesterday's post, the Team Smackdown has shaped up to be a bigger battle than anyone could've expected. Team Kilt has come from over 80 votes down to take a tenuous lead, one that was challenged by a surge in votes for the other side earlier tonight during the SHADEboys chat. We mounted a desperate counter-rally and somehow stayed ahead.

I think the most total votes any of the earlier contests received was 300. We're well over a thousand with almost 24 hours to go!

I've been posting mini-teasers (collected in yesterday's post) for every 50 votes Zachary receives, and while they've been great incentives, I knew something had to be done.

So, while I'll continue to post mini-snippets for every 50 votes (double-sized if Zachary's in the lead), and if Zachary wins I'll do my best to post a non-spoilery excerpt with twice the number of words as there are votes, I'll also add one other thing:

If Zachary wins, I'll rewrite the infamous river scene from Shift from his point-of-view. I can't promise it'll be eloquent or sexy or even coherent. He's a 17-year-old boy, after all, and the water was quite cold at the time. But it'll be real, and it'll be Zach.

So if you want to see what Zachary was thinking (or not thinking) while he and Aura were skinny dipping, go vote! You can only vote once per IP address (usually this means at your home or work. Sometimes you can turn your phone's WiFi off and use the 3G/4G network to vote again, but not always).

If you'd like to do more to help, here are some easy ways to find your local WiFi hotspots for more voting opportunities. I mean, if you're looking for an excuse to buy coffee and a muffin, anyway....

Or just spread the word to help Zachary the Perennial Underdog come out on top. Voting ends at 7pm EST Sunday.

And remember...TeamKilt bows to no one!

EDITED TO ADD: You did it--you ROCK! Here's the scene.

(Cheers to Ginger from @GReadsBooks for the image up there.)

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OMG!!!! The River Scene!!!!! AAAAHHHH. Still probably the hottest thing I've read in YA lit :) haha. Definitely going to put my vote in & urge others as well. Jeri you rock! And yay at my graphic! hehe

Posted by: Blogger Ginger @ GReads! at 2/26/2012 9:19 AM

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