Thursday, July 06, 2006

Fun Stuff to Check Out

Diana Peterfreund, whose debut novel Secret Society Girl will be released in twelve days, is holding daily ‘contests’ on her blog. All you have to do is comment on her daily blog to be entered to win the drawing held the following day. Sounds great, right? Well, the catch is that she doesn’t actually tell you what the prizes are. You could be lucky enough to get an ARC, or…not so lucky. I’m taking my chances. I read her blog pretty regularly—even added her to the link list on my blog.

Also, Jessica Trapp (a member of my RWA chapter) has launched a new feature/contest on her website. It is a Read-a-Thon that encourages positive reviews (and couldn't we all use more of those). To be entered to win the drawing, a reader must sign-up, read 10 full-length romance novels, log the books on Jessica’s site, and post a positive comment. The prize is a $250 gift card to the winner’s bookstore of choice and a matching contribution to their chosen school or library. Each additional five books can win you another entry into the drawing, and each of Jessica’s books count as five books each!

Talk about some great promotional ideas!


Lucy said...

Yep, I'm entered in Jes' book contest. A bit annoyed (well, not really) because I read her book DAYS (we're talking the weekend before!) before the beginning of the contest. I would have held off had I known. LOL

I saw an Alyssa entered - from Utah. Is that you?

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Nope, that's not me, but since I won Jes's book at the last meeting, if I can get that read, I'll be right in the game!

Lucy said...

Ahhh, I think I found you...Alyssag? And considering the contest runs through the end of the year, no one is out. Plus, you can input anything you read during June.