Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Last day to nominate for Crush Tourney--and my incentives

Wow, things are really heating up over at YA Sisterhood's Crush Tournament, and it hasn't even begun! As expected, competition is incredibly fierce this year. But guess what? SHADE fans are the FIERCEST.

Current standings, with ONE DAY to nominate:

Zachary is currently in 19th place. There will be 24 total slots in the tournament.

Zachary is a mere 21 nominations away from ELIMINATION.

Logan is in 41st, but a mere 28 nominations from inclusion in the top 24.

No SHADE boys in the tourney means no Team Kilt slumber parties, no snippets of Zachary's novella, "Shattered," popping up during voting day, no giveaway bonanzas. It means Sadface Summer.

That's an Underdogpuppy if I ever saw one.

But you can save them! Nominate Zachary and/or Logan before 11:59pm Central Tuesday. It takes less than a minute to fill out the nomination form, and your ballot is 100% private.

Readers have given me some fabulous ideas for incentives. I'm keeping some of them secret until tournament time, but here's a taste of what's to come.
  • If Zachary makes the tournament, I'll do a limited illustrated print run of his e-novella, "Shattered," complete with photos where certain scenes take place. These will be given out as prizes during the tournament (to be mailed once the novella is finished, of course). 
  • If Zachary makes it to the finals again, I'll write a multi-scene story about Senior Prom night. Readers can vote whether it'll be written from Aura's or Zachary's (or both) point-of-view. If you've read SHINE, you know there are no Senior Prom details provided there. You know also Zach wears the kilt. ;)
  • OTHER AWESOMENESS TBA (e.g., charitable donations, deleted scenes, "Shattered" sneak peeks, etc.)
  • If Logan makes it into the tournament, I'll write a short scene from his POV--maybe pre-SHADE, his and Aura's first kiss?
  • If Logan makes it to the finals, I'll write him a brand-new short story. Possibly post-SHINE. o.O
  • OTHER AWESOMENESS TBA (possibly involving Dylan, Mickey, and/or Siobhan)

I don't know how many nominations Martin has, but if he makes it into the tournament, he'll join Twitter. I can't begin to tell you how much fun that'd be.

So nominate Zachary, Logan, and/or Martin by 11:59pm Central Tuesday, then hop back to the Team Kilt signup form to help fight for the SHADE boys if they're lucky enough to get in.


...can prevent Sadface Summer. And forest fires.

Thanks again!

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Ahhh, been working on this so hard!! Everything for Jeri and Team Kilt!

Posted by: Blogger Gaby Pendragon at 6/19/2012 2:39 AM

Thanks, Gaby! We need a Team Kilt Hall of Fame for folks like you. ;)

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 6/19/2012 3:41 PM

Oh My God!!! this is going to be hard, but we can do it!!! I am even threatening my friends to vote for Logan, and if they say yes, I made them vote for Zach and Martin (even though I still don't know it).
I can do everything for my boys!!!

Posted by: Blogger Lis at 6/19/2012 4:47 PM


Posted by: Blogger Melissa Fonseca at 6/20/2012 12:16 PM

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