Monday, May 31, 2010

Big Huge Reader Contest!

June is a big month and I'm in the mood to share the love. What makes it such a big deal?

  • A major seasonal shift takes place around the world [Northern Hemisphere gets Summer and the Southern gets Winter].
  • Julius Ceasar gave a 30th day to June in 46BC.
  • Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas and West Virginia all became states and Hawaii was oraganized as a territory.
  • Sweden, Romania, Denmark, Argentina and the United States all celebrate a flag day, and
  • 5 years ago I submitted my first manuscript [Come, Sweet Creature] to Whiskey Creek Press Torrid and it was accepted - woohoo!
Obviously the last one was big, huge, for me personally, but let me mix in a bit of a confession for good measure.  Before writing, I had already started to lean away from buying traditional books with the purchase of my beloved [and unfortunately lost to the washing machine] Toshiba e335 Pocket PC for a summer holiday. With its arrival came a new sense of joy and freedom to my reading selections, and I haven't looked back.

Now, as I mentioned above, I'm in the mood to share the love of reading, specifically with ebooks and I'm going to do that by giving away a Pink Sony Digital Reader Pocket Edition and a three boxes stuffed full of goodies I brought back from RT Booklovers Convention on the 1st of July.

Okay, that was why the big huge reader contest is here and what some of the prizes are, now for the really important question: how to enter!

Every day of June on this blog [], with the help of 28 authors, will be a blog about a book/ebook - call it an a month of Book and eBook Talk!.  They may showcase a new release, new genre or it may be new to you author or an old favorite, and what you need to do to enter is leave a comment/query [authors will stop by when they can] and some way to contact you if you win. Whatever you want to say is good and at the end of each day I'll take a comment from each person and put it in a bowl. That means you can enter 30 times - great odds to win an ereader!

Besides the four prizes noted above, random authors throughout the month will have something special to giveaway on their book days, so keep an eye out for those days.

There you go, a big huge reader contest which will have us all talking and buying books to enjoy.

Good luck everyone and get ready, it all starts tomorrow [June 1st] morning!


Suzette said...

I'm a reader and I'm ready! I've been wanting an ebook reader for some time now, so I will do my very best to post!

Suzette said...

BTW, Happy 5th Anniversary on your first manuscript which was accepted!

anny cook said...

Wow. In five years you've certainly written a lot! Congrats on your anniversary!

Ann said...

Happy Anniversary! Awesome contest, I'll be back...daily. :)
I'd love the ereader (big surprise, huh?). This is very generous of you. thanks.

Tilly Greene said...

Suzette - thanks darlin' and, from reader to another, good luck :-)

Anny - nah, not that much because many are novella's and shorts, but thank you for the congrats on the anniversary :-)

Ann - thank you and good luck. I admit it was the pink that called out to me :-)

Erin said...

YAY! Congrats on 5 years Tilly! Looking forward to entering many times - provided I remember to come back daily ;)

s7anna said...

Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary!

I can't wait for this event to kick-off. Frankly, I'll be happy to win any one of those giant that preferably has the Sony e-Reader inside would be super wicked of course. *grin*


Tilly Greene said...

Thanks Erin and s7anna, for the congrats, and I'm sending it right back to you guys - maybe, instead of pulling a name, I should repackage the "1" box to look like the others and send all four out to winners and then wait to hear back who got the ereader :-)

Hmmm, will have to think about that one :-)

Hugs to you both!


s7anna said...

Oh that would be TORTURE! *no don't do it Tilly* (my schizo side is saying Do it!) *aargh* lol

Suzette said...

LOL SO we can all go crazy! Arent we crazy enough?

Lovie said...

Congrats on 5 years. I am addicted to reading, and always have a TBR list going. Looking forward to seeing which authors you highlight, always looking for new authors.