Monday, May 07, 2012

Last week's giveaway winners, final open contest, and live chat!

Winners for the SHINEsign contest, where readers helped spread the word on Twitter and Facebook about last week's signings, are:

1. $25 gift certificate to the bookstore of their choice: @BookLabyrinth
2. Choice of Keeley Brothers or Team Kilt swag bag: @j_grant93

Last Wednesday, Logan and Zach held the first ever (but no way it'll be the last) #SHADEboys dance party. During the two-hour party, readers posted nearly 80 of their favorite dance videos. I still haven't seen them all, but there were many, many highlights--everything from movie scenes to flash mobs to random dudes in their underwear. You can see all of them on Logan's Favorites list.

Everyone who posted a video gets a Team Kilt bookplate. To claim yours, send your mailing address and Twitter username to melissa AT jerismithready DOT com and mention you won a TeamKilt bookplate at the SHADEboys dance party. Don't worry--she won't think it's too weird.

And the winner of an iTunes gift playlist of the SHINE soundtrack (unveiled at the end of the dance party) is... @Poochylover! Thanks to everyone who took part in this completely crazy party. SHADE readers are the most wackadoodle folks on the planet, hands down.


There's one more SHINE celebration contest open, and that's the Review Contest, which ends Friday. Here are the rules (copied and pasted from the original post):

Post an online review of SHINE during release time and be entered to win a 90-minute private video chat with me! (I could be convinced to share a preview of Zachary's novella "Shattered," which will be published July 31.)

This prize will have 3 winners.

Entry rules:
  • Reviews must appear between Monday, April 23 and Friday, May 11. Reviews can appear on blogs, book sites like Goodreads or Library Thing, or online booksellers such as Amazon or
  • Each review gets you one entry. For example, if you post Goodreads and Amazon reviews, plus a review on your blog, that's 3 entries.
  • Blog reviews must include the SHINE cover, a link to my website and Twitter page, and the release date.
  • Email a link to your review to melissa AT jerismithready DOT com--please note it's to my awesome assistant MELISSA, not me. 
  • If you've already posted a review on your blog, don't worry--you're still eligible! Just put up another post between April 23 and May 11 announcing the release (please include the cover plus a link to my website and Twitter page), and link to your early review.
  • If you hold a giveaway with your review/feature, you'll get five extra entries for each SHADE trilogy book you give away (i.e., SHADE, SHIFT, and/or SHINE).
  • International entries welcome!
  • Drawing will take place using a random number generator, and the 3 winners will be notified by email on or before Friday, May 18.
  • You can bring as many folks as you want to the Skype chat (friends, family, book club, library group, soccer team, karate class), but no recordings, please.
Remember, all review/feature posts must take place between Monday, April 23 and Friday, May 11 to be eligible.


Join me Wednesday night at 9pm Eastern at Kilt & Keeley for a live chat. Come prepared to talk all about SHINE--spoilers are allowed and in fact encouraged! There will be prizes--oh yes, there will be prizes. Sign up here for a reminder.


And now I leave you with one of my contributions to the SHADEboys dance party: a video I picked out for "Zach and mates" in their early teen years. It's three Scottish boys doing the Hokey Kokey in their living room. Because why not?

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Great contest, and I love the funny Scottish guys. I think it is interesting that here in the USA, the song is called the "Hokey Pokey" and has slightly different words. Just as silly, though.

Posted by: Blogger Deborah Blake at 5/07/2012 8:37 AM

I'm laughing so hard right now. I've never seen such cute guys doing an awesome version of hokey pokey. So which one is Pissy Pants? LOL.

Posted by: Blogger Kimberly Callegan at 5/07/2012 10:02 AM

Lots of exciting stuff going on. Thanks so much for the contest win! =)

Posted by: Blogger Ashley @ Book Labyrinth at 5/07/2012 2:56 PM

Woah wait, what?! *double take* Really?? Yay!! :D

Posted by: Blogger Poochylover at 5/07/2012 4:02 PM

Congrats to all the winners! This post is full of awesome, as usual. So excited for the live chat! I think I'll actually be able to make it, too. :)

Posted by: Blogger Litza at 5/08/2012 4:39 PM

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