(Presented in part by the star Fomalhaut, commonly known by astronomers as The Eye of Sauron)
I never imagined this day would come. What started as a noob two years ago has effloresced into a three-digit followship. I'm humbled by it, and surprised that you're all willing to return. From the deepest reaches of this aspiring author's interstellar core, I thank you.
(Enough mushy stuff--how do I win some goodies?)
As promised, I will raffle away THREE SIGNED BOOKS, each from local authors in my surrounding area who quickly became household names in our home and on our handsome bookshelf. They include the following:
(All descriptions from goodreads.com)
The Candy Shop War - (Hardback)
Welcome to the Sweet Tooth Ice Cream and Candy Shoppe, where the confections are bit on the . . . unusual side. Rock candy that makes you weightless. Jawbreakers that make you unbreakable. Chocolate balls that make you a master of disguise.
Princess of the Midnight Ball - (Paperback)
Galen is a young soldier returning from war; Rose is one of twelve princesses condemned to dance each night for the King Under Stone. Together Galen and Rose will search for a way to break the curse that forces the princesses to dance at the midnight balls.
Monster Hunter: International - (Paperback)
Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a fourteenth story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer.
Rules for entering this bounteous giveaway are simple:
-You must be a follower.
-Depending on what book you'd like, say "Candy," "Princess," or "Monster" in the comments (if you'd like a stab at any of them, say, "Candy Princess Monster!").
-Link this giveaway on your next blog post for a second entry (before April 3rd).
On April 4th, I will preform three raffles and announce the winners. If you happen to miss the draw, don't feel left out, because I'll offer a 250 word or a query critique to ANYONE who wants one. I have a soft spot and a strong stomach, so send whatever (except naughty stuff). I'll put up a "Contact Me" page next week.
When we get to 200--expect another giveaway.
Can you believe it? NINE NEW FOLLOWERS since last week! Feel free to click on each and every single one of them. Welcome to The Laire, you awesome nine, you.
Kathryn Packer Roberts, Bekah Snow, Shayda Bakhshi, SicileyS, The Blogger Formerly Known As . . ., L.G. Smith, Sierra Gardner, Milo James Fowler, and Nick Rasmussen.
Updates: I'll level with you guys--I haven't done a lick of Chapter 19 since the last update. Between house-hunting and personal family matters, it's been a tough week. On the bright side, I've outlined an intellectual property agreement and drafted a query letter for this "Unannounced YA Fantasy Novel." It's pretty good, I think. Needs some fine-tuning, of course, but it's one of the better (rough) queries I've written. This week--Chapter 19 and a "slip" into 20 (that was a hint).
Click back Thursday for our final Memorable March entry, which might very well stand the "Test of Time."
I'm David, and good luck, everyone!