Hello! I've been meaning to do this for ages, and here at last: a reader appreciation giveaway! Because I loOoOoOoOoOoOove people who read books, especially my books :-), and I want to give you stuff. Hurray! There are some things here that are a) hard to find, and b) truly rare and [potentially] collectible. There are two each of two sets of shwag.
1.) DREAMDARK BOOKS!
2 sets of ...
- 1 signed (by author and illustrator) hardcover of Blackbringer
- 1 signed (by author and illustrator) hardcover of Silksinger
- 1 Laini's Ladies Christmas ornament
Now, Silksinger, you may know, is hard to find. It's out of print and costs upwards of $70 on Amazon for a used copy. So this is a good way to get it -- two chances!
As for the ornament, it reads "Merry Christmas nearly everyone!" and is one of my favorite LL holiday ornaments, though it never sold well because apparently people didn't "get" it ... Really? Is it really just me with this little mean place in my heart, or are there just not a few people you truly hope do not have a merry Christmas? Maybe it is just me ...
2.) Daughter of Smoke & Bone super shwag pack!
2 sets of ...
- 1 signed hardcover copy Daughter of Smoke and Bone, UK edition
- 1 complete audiobook on CD, US edition
- 1 signed (by illustrator) extremely limited edition graphic sampler, produced & dist. in the UK
- 1 very cool 4-chapter sampler/party invitation (party has already happened, sorry!)
- 2 sets of hamsa temporary tattoos
- 1 vivid blue feather carnival mask to match US cover
Here's some photos of some of the stuff.
The UK hardcover. So pretty:
The back is gorgeous too ...
The graphic sampler (l) and the party invitation (r):
The graphic sampler was a convention giveaway in the UK, and is eight pages of graphic artwork by my talented husband/collaborator, Jim Di Bartolo, depicting a small section of the book (from Karou and Zuzana at Poison to Karou going through the portal). Here's what it looks like:
Gorgeous! And this really isn't something you're going to find anywhere else. I don't think.
As for the sampler/party invitation, this was the ingenious package sent out in advance of the pre-launch party at ALA in New Orleans this summer. It's just such a cool thing, made to look like Karou's sketchbook, with this awesome sticker on the cover, which you might recall from the book:
Love the coffee ring :-)
SO, HOW DO YOU ENTER?
Alas, I was trying to find a free contest widget so I wouldn't have to enter every name in a hat later, but I couldn't find anything, so we'll do this the old-fashioned way! Leave a comment to this post. That is all. I will announce winners here, at which time I will ask that you email me your address -- but wait until you win :-)
Deadline to enter: midnight PST, Saturday, December 10. I will pick the four winning names on Sunday; which prizes go to who will just be by order of choosing, with Dreamdarks first and Daughters second.
Ok. That's all. Comment away! Tell your friends. Smooooooooooooch!