BLACKOUT CONTEST Now Extended!01 Mar 2011, Posted by About, Blog, Book Videos, Books, Contests, Fun, News, The Cal Leandros Novels in
Hey Everyone, it’s Time for BLACKOUT! To celebrate release week, I’ve extended the contest through March 6th! So get your “comment-on” and increase your chances to win right here…
As my blog fiends and reavers, you will always get the early scoop on contests, announcements and news, so here’s one for you – I’ve changed my contest just a bit to make it more intriguing. For those who have already entered – no problem, you are still officially included and can even enter again with a MANTRA if you like – up your chances. Either way, you are entered – so here’s the new twist:
I will be throwing a BLACKOUT contest starting FEBRUARY 16th (you might have already known that.)
Why so early you say…as BLACKOUT’s official release date isn’t until March 1st?
Well…let me be very “Niko” for a moment and give you the whole story. Official release dates and actual release dates often aren’t what we authors think they’ll be. So there’s a chance BLACKOUT may appear in stores a week or two before March 1st. Of course, rabid Leandros fans will want to snatch it up immediately, and who can blame ’em? I mean…Cal in a gingham apron…who wouldn’t want to snatch that? But this is the thing…when people buy books before the “official” release dates, it doesn’t count on the biggest rankings (the best time for BLACKOUT would be March 1st – March 6th). Rankings are damn important as it’s one of the best ways for readers to know that CAL LEANDROS is a series worth buying. Cal & Niko in front of more eyes = more Cal & Niko books to come. That’s what great rankings do: they keep Cal & Niko alive!
So! IF you were planning on buying BLACKOUT, to help the Leandros brothers kick supernatural ass in the rankings, it would be extremely faithfully bad-ass of you if you waited until 3/1-3/6 to do so.
And that’s where this newest part of the contest comes in.
I think that Cal and Niko need a 3/1 release week mantra. A motto, a slogan, something that spreads the word about BLACKOUT: 3/1 in one small sentence (ignore Niko’s usual mantra of “I will not kill my brother. I will not kill my brother.”) For all you creative minds out there, comment on this blog entry with a Cal Leandros/BLACKOUT 3/1 Release Week Mantra/Motto. If you’re lazy like Cal or don’t have Niko’s patience to create a mantra, just comment and tell me how freaking excited you are about BLACKOUT: 03.01.11. If you’re new here and new to my books, just comment “Best Wishes and shake your bootie for BLACKOUT release week!”
When you comment here with any of the above ideas, you will automatically be entered to win a butt-load of cool stuff, and the best mantras (chosen by me) will also become part of the “quote rotator” on this web site’s BLACKOUT page sidebar.
What You Will Be Entered to Win:
-A $50.00 Gift Certificate from Barnes & Noble or Amazon (your choice)
-SEVEN of my books, your choice (with the exception of the WOLFSBANE & MISTLETOE Anthology)
-A poster from Dragon*Con
-An art print of TRICK OF THE LIGHT (already reaved)
-An art print of MADHOUSE (already reaved)
-And, donated by superfan Ariel (who won them in a costume contest at a SUPERNATURAL convention dressed as the Trickster/Gabriel), four SUPERNATURAL shot glasses, AND Dean’s Necklace! (We knew Sammy fished it out of the garbage. No way that didn’t happen).
So sign up here from now through March 6th by commenting with a BLACKOUT: 3/1 mantra, OR a comment about how you’re looking forward to the 3/1 release, OR by just introducing yourself if you’re new to my books. You will then be entered to win the above prizes (seriously, who doesn’t *want* those prizes?)
As always, thanks so much for all the support. You are my guys, my fans, my reavers, and I wouldn’t be anywhere without the damn lot of you. You are AMAZING! And you and I working together, we can keep Cal around. Right?
Oh, and one more thing! During the 3/1 BLACKOUT release week, come on back here to RobThurman.net to see a CAL VIDEO… (Subscribe to my RSS feed so you’ll know the moment it’s posted).