Friday, April 1, 2011

A is for AWESOME

As in: how could this contest get any more awesome?

It can't.

Just like Captain Kirk, it's pretty much achieved perfection. :)

For all my lovely followers and guests just popping in, here's a recap:

ELEMENTAL, my YA Space Opera, is going to be published this summer! 


So to kick off the celebrations (if you haven't already figured it out), I'm having a contest!  I want to get the word out about my book to as many people as possible, but to do that I need your help!  

See that lovely group of pictures over there?  You know which one I'm talking about.  It's got all the pretty faces.  Well, those 128 faces are some of the most awesome followers out there.  In fact, they've spoiled me.  Spoiled me so much, in fact, that I know this whole blogging experience would be even better with more happy little faces joining them.

If you help me get up to 250 followers by the end of the month, one winner will get...




a $50 gift card to B&N or Amazon


If you help me get to 300 followers by the end of the month, I'll give the winner AN EXTRA $25, AND I'll draw a second place winner who will get a $25 gift card.

Here's how the point system will work:

+1 for commenting
+2 for becoming a new follower
+1 for posting about the contest on your blog
+1 for tweeting the contest
+1 for posting on facebook
+1 for every person you bring over (person must give you credit in the comments)

Please provide links to the posts and tweets.  And PLEASE compile all the points you should get in your comment.  

Oh, and as an extra incentive to becoming a follower today...

This is just the first of three major contests I'll be holding.  The next one is going to be on Monday (it just might have to do with a certain cover reveal ;) ).  And the third is going to blow. your. mind.  You DON'T want to miss them.

Good luck!  :)

EDIT: If there's a book in that list that you already own, I may be convinced to change it to something else you don't own and really, really want.  

And by "may," I mean yes, I definitely can be convinced. :)


  1. Hi,

    Awesome indeed, and good luck with book launch!

    Hee hee, such blatent bribery, too. ;)


  2. yikes! that's a HAUL!!!! you always have the most generous prizes!

  3. WOW!! Congratulations Emily! That is so very AAAAwesome. Good for you.

  4. Wow! That is some kind of awesome!

  5. Hey, long time no see on this blog! :) I think blogfests are a GREAT way to gain followers; I gained 100+ just with the Crusade. The prizes here are cool! Funny tho, I have Across the Universe and Jenna Fox on my living room table right now to read. :) The other book is on my TBR list.

    And hey! very cool new header, nice. I will have to see what I can do to help out on the Followers. Good luck!!

  6. How come America has eschewed the term "cool" in favour of "awsome"? When did that happen?

  7. That's AWESOME, congratulations!! Found you from the A-Z Challenge, it sounds like it’s going to be a lot of fun, with maybe with a little bit of stress thrown in!! I’m now following you on GFC and I hope you have a chance to check out my blog!

  8. Popping in by way of the A-Z Challenge! I’m blogging at:

  9. Wow what a contest! I'll help in anyway I can. I'll put a post together as soon as I can get creative to add it into the A-Z challenge. It's been a long day. I'll be back :)

  10. You had me at James Kirk!

    Congratulations on your publication. Whoop! Whoop! If you'd like to do an author interview or guest post on my blog nearer the time, just let me know. I'd love to have you.

    p.s. I'm reading Across the Universe at the moment and loving it!

    Ellie Garratt

  11. Wow, it's all so very exciting! Congratulations on your book! That is super AWESOME!! :) I just might have to figure this into my A-Z Challenge as well.
    I was glancing thru your previous posts and the Maze book sounds really interesting. i have a book club, although we're all adults, but I may suggest reading this next. We're currently reading Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, which is fantastic.
    Anyway, I will keep checking back. Look forward to seeing what you do with the rest of the alphabet!
    Nice to meet you!!


  12. Heather--Thank you! Yes, I'm very excited about it.

    The Maze Runner is a wonderful book! You will have to tell me how you liked it when you're done. And you're so lucky to have a book club! I wish I had one.

  13. and when are we seeing the ELEMENTAL book cover? :))

  14. Enjoyable blog. I too am participating in the A-Z Challenge. I like your incentives to beef up followers. Good work. I am a new follower now.

  15. Awesome follower contest - you should definitely reach your goal by the end of the month with this contest!

  16. Awesome contest :D I'm a new follower, your book sounds cool! Can't go wrong with space and soap operas :)
    +2 for becoming a new follower
    +1 for tweeting the contest:!/ramen_addict/status/55060643929276416


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