Below, I've posted an offer for a FREE book. It's The Journal of Curious Letters, volume one in the YA fantasy series The Thirteenth Reality (official release date March 2008, Shadow Mountain). The author, James Dashner is in my critique group . . . so this is completely legit (James, you SO owe me). I read his book before he submitted the thing, and of course I'm sure he got his multi-book contract because of my insightful editing (LOL). Anyway, it's excellent, and any child or adult who loves fantasy will love this book. You can read below or visit his blog:
Okay, so I've been going now for a couple of weeks and we've had 500 or so visitors. I have no idea about these things, but man does that seem way lame. Sounds like it's time for some shameless promotion.
I hereby declare a free book contest. Anyone who writes up a little sumthin-sumthin about The Dashner Dude on their own blog or website and provides a link to this site, I will send you a free book when it comes out. You can choose to get an ARC in October or the hardback when it comes out in March. It better be a really nice sumthin-sumthin if I'm gonna send you a hardback!
Here's the rule: Post a comment to THIS post with a link to wherever you wrote the sumthin-sumthin. Then send me an email via my website giving me your home address. To get the book, you MUST do both of these things. And, of course, have written a nice sumthin-sumthin (it can't just be a link on the side).
I have no idea what I'm getting myself into here, so we better have a cap. Let's say . . . the first 30 people for starters. I'll be shocked beyond measure if I get half that many, but at least I have a cap to protect the substantial Dashner Estate coffers. And I promise that you WILL get the book.
Thanks, and have a wicked awesome day. (that's hip talk for have a nice day)