Win an ARC of SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY!
2012 is here, and I’ve had ARCs for almost three months now…but it was always too early to give them out. (You know, seeing as the book doesn’t release until July.)
But now…NOW, my friends, the time has come…
YOU can win an ARC of Something Strange & Deadly!
(Have I made this all sound suitably melodramatic, or what?)
My wonderful friend, critique partner, and fellow writer, Holly Dodson, is offering five people a chance to join an ARC tour for Something Strange & Deadly.
Holly was my VERY first CP for Something Strange & Deadly. She read it in all its horrible glory (it was still in third person back then!), and gave me tons of stellar feedback (like changing it to first person!). This book literally would not be what it is today without her.
So what is this ARC tour exactly? It’s pretty straightforward. Five readers will ship the ARC from one person to the next–i.e. if the ARC is sent to you, you read it and then send it to the next person in line.
Now, how do you get a chance to be on said ARC tour? All you have to do is fill out the form on Holly’s blog. Next week, she’ll choose FIVE winners.
To really add some icing to the cake, Holly is giving you five chances to enter the contest! Each day of this week, a different blog is going to feature Something Strange & Deadly (EEEEE!!! I feelz like a celeb.). Every time you read and comment on the posts, you get another chance to win a slot on the ARC tour! You can also get an extra entry each day you tweet about the contest.
- Monday: CONTEST on Holly Dodson’s blog Super Mom Writes
- Tuesday: a book review with Erinn on Something Else to Distract Me
- Wednesday: an interview with ME about what happens after you’ve sold a book on The Insect Collector
- Thursday: a guest post about my writing process on Pam and Quita’s Y(A)? Cuz We Write
- Friday: a guest post about my revising process on Slice of the Blog Pie
This was 100% Holly’s idea, and she has orchestrated the entire thing. I cannot express to you guys how much this means to me–how touched I am that she has gone so far out of her way to help me spread the word aboutSomething Strange & Deadly. Even if you’re not interested in reading the ARC, you’ve gotta at least admit that Holly is made of pure badassery. 😉
But if you ARE interested in winning a slot on the ARC tour and a chance to read Something Strange & Deadly, then be sure to head over to Holly’s blog and sign up!!
You tell me: Is this something you’d be interested in doing? Or do you have any ideas for future ways I can get my ARC in lots of reviewing-hands?
January 16, 2012 @ 10:13 am
This is a fantastic idea!!! I can’t believe you would even entertain the notion that we would not be interested in reading the ARC. Pish posh, we’re all practically salivating at the idea of getting our hands on a copy!! I’m heading over to her blog right now to get my grubby hands on it (jk they’re totallyy clean, in case I do manage to win this traveling ARC).
January 16, 2012 @ 12:35 pm
Aww, thanks, Adeeti! Funny thing is, I saw your comment land in my inbox, and my eyes INSTANTLY locked on “I can’t believe you would even entertain the notion that we would not be interested in reading the ARC”….and my heart sank like a stone.
Fortunately, you were being sarcastic. DANG WRITING EGO. It’s too absurdly fragile. 😉
January 16, 2012 @ 12:05 pm
I’m so excited for you!!!! I tried to click on the link to Holly’s but got hit with the 404 monster 🙁
January 16, 2012 @ 12:33 pm
Yeah, I realize (too late–sorry) that her post probably won’t go up for a few more hours. Darn time zone difference!!
Sorry, Sophia… 😛
January 16, 2012 @ 5:32 pm
Okay, now the form is live!! <3
January 16, 2012 @ 3:52 pm
What an awesome idea! Woohoo, Holly!!
January 16, 2012 @ 4:25 pm
Yes, Holly = promotional GENIUS
January 16, 2012 @ 5:12 pm
<3<3<3 This has got to be the sweetest post I've ever read. 🙂
January 16, 2012 @ 5:33 pm
Well, YOU’RE the sweetest person I know, so booyah! 😉
January 16, 2012 @ 6:01 pm
I literally screamed when I saw this post. Out loud. (My family didn’t give me any crazy looks, so I think they’re getting used to me by now) I AM SO SO SO EXCITED TO READ THIS. But I think you already knew that.
Yay for getting closer to the month of release, Susan! And I agree, Holly seems like she’s made of win. 🙂
January 16, 2012 @ 11:19 pm
GAH! And I literally screamed when I read your comment!! YAYAYAY!! <3 <3 Thank you so much for your enthusiasm. 😀
January 17, 2012 @ 1:54 am
I can’t wait to read it.
January 17, 2012 @ 2:08 pm
January 22, 2012 @ 8:41 am
If you are still looking for more ways to share an ARC with a lot of bloggers I belong to this ARC tour site: http://aroundtheworldarctours.wordpress.com/ there are a ton of members! so you’d probably get at least 10 reviews out of it if you wanted to donate a copy. I’ve been on a few tours there.
January 22, 2012 @ 12:58 pm
Oh, wow! Thanks for the suggestion, Rebecca. I’ll pass along the info to my editor (who will in turn pass it to my publicist…who THEN decides who gets ARCs. :D). Thanks for the great tip!!
January 23, 2012 @ 1:12 pm
Oh, and just to clarify, I’ll be PUSHING my editor (to in turn push the publicist) to get it a copy for the tour site. It looks fabulous. 😀
January 23, 2012 @ 5:23 am
EPIC *sad face* that I missed all the awesomeness! I’m dying to read Something Strange and Deadly!
January 23, 2012 @ 1:12 pm
Weeeeelllll, it’s coming time for me to tell my editor specific book blogs I want to make *sure* get an ARC…so…make sure I’ve got your contact info, and I’ll see what I can do. 😉
January 26, 2012 @ 7:30 am
I’m so excited for this book that I’m sad that I missed the contest! Getting back into the swing of things at college has been hectic and I’ve missed many things on the internet lately. But I can’t wait to read it when it comes out!