Friday, October 23, 2009

Contest Cornucopia

Last week readers seemed to enjoy my Friday spotlight on contests, so here are a few more!

First up, from my friend Joy Nash:

Silver Silence, a Druids of Avalon novel, is in bookstores Oct 27!
To celebrate, Joy is running a special contest:

One lucky reader who comments on either last Wednesday's Chatelaine post (10/21) or next Wednesday's (10/28) by midnight ET on Sunday Nov 1 will win autographed copies of The Grail King, & Deep Magic, along with an autographed copy of the November RT BookReviews magazine featuring yours truly and the Druids of Avalon on the cover!

Please consider including your email with your post so Joy can contact you quickly if you win! And if you don’t…check out more chances to win at

Good luck to all!

Lots of my readers are also writers. JC Koi is running a contest to find the best book video! So if you're an author with a book out and there was a super cool video made to pimp it (either by you or someone else who has given the appropriate permissions), then send the link to jkcoi(AT)rogers(DOT)com .

Details: Only one entry per person, so pick your best! Contest entry deadline: October 30, 2009. Submitted videos will be posted on for voting on November 2, 2009. Voting will run until November 6, 2009 and the winning entry will be posted on the blog on November 9, 2009!

What do you win? Besides a basket filled with great books from some fabulous authors and a selection of other goodies. The winner shall receive a coupon from Blazing Trailers for 50% off a new trailer or a free trailer review.

Stephanie Worth, another one of my fellow Dorchester authors, has a new Christmas anthology out. To celebrate the release of her novella,, in HOLIDAY BRIDES, she's giving away books, gift cards, and beautiful keepsakes!

There are two ways to enter and yes, you can enter both ways.

Reader Thank You Prize Pack:
Sign up for her newsletter and you'll be entered to win a $10 Barnes & Noble gift card and a signed copy of Stephanie's backlist books, Where Souls Collide and The Holiday Inn. Three lucky readers will each win one of these prize packs.

Grand Prize Pack:
Stephanie's heroine, Brenna, has decided that the only way to make good on her mission to find a man is through online dating at For a chance at the Grand Prize Pack, you need to sign up for Stephanie's newsletter AND write your own online dating profile! Five entries will be highlighted on her web site, blog, Facebook and MySpace pages. Two winners will receive a grand prize pack that includes a $20 Barnes & Noble gift card, signed copies of her backlist books and a gorgeous souvenir ceramic tile from Detroit's nationally renowned Pewabic Pottery studio.

And finally, a reminder about my little Merry CHRISTMAS BALL Contest! Someone is going to win a $100 B&N gift card on December 1st. Will it be you?

Several readers have sent me pics of their sightings of A CHRISTMAS BALL. It's been seen on a bestsellers table near the check out in a Honolulu Borders, on an endcap in a Phoenix Target, spotted in a Michigan Walmart . . . This little book is really getting around! Thanks so much to everyone who's picked up a copy! I appreciate YOU!

Oh! and today is Friday, my day to post at The Chatelaines. I'm hosting Lori Brighton, a debut author who's offering 3 chances to win her new book, Wild Heart!



Joy Nash said...

Hey, Emily - guess what's on my bedstand right now???? A Christmas Ball :D

EmilyBryan said...

Thanks, Joy! Hope you love it!

I can't wait for SILVER SILENCE!

Patricia Barraclough said...

Love your "public service announcements." Have been following both you and Joy since finding you both this year. Have several books by both of you.
Have seen reviews of Stephanie's work, but have not read her yet.
Good luck with all your current projects and releases. Have a fun Halloween.

EmilyBryan said...

Thanks, Pat! As Robin
Williams said in Bicentennial Man, "One is glad to be of service."

Janet Kay Gallagher said...

Hi Emily,
Found, A CHRISTMAS BALL, at Summerfresh Market in Marshfield, MO.
Love visiting your site.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the love, Emily!

EmilyBryan said...

Janet! That's such good news! Getting into a supermarket is like the Holy Grail of book distribution! Thanks so much for letting me know (and for visiting my site!)

EmilyBryan said...

You're welcome, Stefanie! Your contest sounds like such fun.