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07 May 2009 @ 08:55 pm
Crazy People! There are better ways to get ARCs  
Okay. So which of you crazy people is willing to pay $51 for an ARC of SHIVER? Because someone is selling one on eBay, and that's where the current bid is. (I have guiltlessly stolen their photograph of the ARC for this post. Because they aren't supposed to be selling it in the first place. So phhhhbbbbbbtttt)

And I can only assume it's an insane blog reader. Fess up. I mean, I'm flattered that someone can't wait 90 days for my brilliant prose, but . . . that's insane.

I mean, there's so much more that you can do with $51. For instance. You could give $1 to each of your LJ pals to post SHIVER's cover with this blurb:

For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf--her wolf--is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human . . . until the cold makes him shift back again.

Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human--or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

and a link to the pre-order page. Oh yeah, and tell them to post your name so you get credit. And then comment on this post so I know they did it.

Because the $51 ARC has inspired me to do a contest thingy. Here's the deal. It's running from May 8-15th. The idea is to convince as many of your LJ or blogger or wordpress friends to post about SHIVER (you don't have to pay them, although it might help). Winner is whoever manages to get as many of their friends to post and comment back here by 8 p.m. EST on the 15th.

And the reward? Okay. Here it is. First of all, you have to get at least 5 friends to blog about it to be eligible. Winner gets:

- a signed ARC of SHIVER
- 4 signed copies of LAMENT
- and for each of the friends that you got to comment, a critique of the first 5 pages of any of their manuscripts

And if any single person manages to get over 50 friends to comment, I'll make it 3 ARCs of SHIVER and 8 copies of LAMENT.

Don't make me regret my spontaneity. And don't pay $51 for an ARC.

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