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Wicked City cover

The situation:

I have four copies of the ARC of Wicked City, the sequel to Moonshine that is being officially released on April 10. They are doing me no good on my bookshelf, but I have been procrastinating in the difficult work of, uh, giving them away.

Know nothing about Moonshine? Reviews and an excerpt here. Curious about Wicked City? PW review and the first two chapters here.

The Solution:

I have four books, and I am attempting to use four different social media platforms. So I will use them in a (hopefully successful) experiment. Each media platform will give away one book. So, on Tumblr, reblog this post and I will put your name into a (virtual) hat. On Twitter, retweet it. On Facebook, comment/post to your own wall about it (liking is good, but won't get your name in the hat). And finally, on my home base, dear old Livejournal, you can comment on the post and/or write something on your own LJ (or Dreamwidth!) and link back to me. If you are on more than one social media platform, you can get your name in as many "hats" as you desire. If by some strange coincidence the same person gets drawn out of more than one "hat," I will arbitrarily re-draw for one of them, so that the books go to four different people.

The Wrinkle:

I really have no idea how many people have read Moonshine, or are really keen on reading the sequel, but just in case there are people out there who are REALLY EXCITED, as opposed to just curious, I offer you a bonus. In your reblog/retweet/facebook comment/LJ post, if you ALSO list a food or drink that Zephyr enjoyed in the first book, you will get your name put into the hat twice. I figure you'll only know that if you read the book, and that way you double your chances of getting a copy. Again, this goes for each "hat" separately. Yes, I know you can game this system; no, I won't stop you.

The Details:

My twitter is @alayadj, my Tumblr is alayadawnjohnson.tumblr.com, my Facebook page is Alaya Dawn Johnson, my LJ is here. You have from today (Monday, 3/12/12) until midnight EST on Friday 3/16/12 to get your name in the drawing.

The Winners:

I will contact you via whatever platform on which you won, and we will work out the shipping. I humbly request that all entries live in the US or Canada (or be willing to Paypal me a couple of dollars to help with shipping fees to their country). If I don't hear back from a winner after three days, I'll draw from the hat again.

The Fallout:

You are in no way obligated to review the book by winning this contest, but of course I would be thrilled if you do.

Good luck!

ETA: You can tweet at me about the giveaway as many times as you want, it doesn't have to be a strict RT. And since there's space constraints over there, it's no problem for the food to be separate from the rest. (Of course, no matter how many times you tweet, you'll only get 2 entries in the hat, but don't worry about cramming everything in one tweet).

Comments

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woodburner
Mar. 12th, 2012 10:07 pm (UTC)
Do we need to have a food listed in the same tweet? B/c I just used the retweet button but I can redo it with the good ol' "RT:" if that makes things easier on your end.

Also posted on my dreamwidth here and my lj here. (Damn it, now I'm craving french toast!)
utsusemia
Mar. 12th, 2012 10:18 pm (UTC)
Yes! Awesome! (And double yay for the french toast!) I will update this to reflect that you can tweet at me as many times as you want, it doesn't have to be a RT. And since there's space constraints over there, it's no problem for the food to be separate from the rest.
bjfactory
Mar. 13th, 2012 05:05 pm (UTC)
Gratz on the new book!
polymexina
Mar. 15th, 2012 12:19 am (UTC)
Pick me!
utsusemia
Mar. 17th, 2012 09:00 pm (UTC)
Hi there! You are the lucky winner of the ARC! Email me your address (and if/how you'd like an inscription), and I'll get it in the mail on Monday. Thanks! My email is alaya [a t] alayadawnjohnson [d o t] com. Thanks for entering, and I hope you like the book. (FYI, if I don't hear back from you by Tuesday, I'll pick another winner).
versusthesiren
Mar. 15th, 2012 02:18 am (UTC)
I loved Moonshine, so I'm really looking forward to reading this! :)
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