Only one more day until the release of my fairytale novella, “The Swan Prince (Book One of the Wilderhark Tales)”!!! And we’re going to celebrate with a week-long extravaganza!
Starting on launch day (TOMORROW, May 31st), I’m hosting a big ol’ raffle-type giveaway here on the Ever On Word blog. I call it “Seven Swans a-Winning”. (What can I say? “The 12 Days of Christmas” is one of my all-time favorite carols.)
Everyone will be given oodles of chances to win exclusive, custom-made (by moi!), totally-boss-sauce prizes – a different winner every day for seven days straight! – by engaging in any or all of the following activities:
[Action] = [Chances to Win]
Every mention/link to the giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, or blog = 1
An addition of “The Swan Prince” to your Goodreads “To Read” shelf * = 1
Schedule a day with me to host me on your blog for an author interview, character interview, or guest post ** = 3
Every purchase of an e-book copy of “The Swan Prince” = 3
Every purchase of a paperback copy of “The Swan Prince” = 7
* This is something you can do right now! Just let me know in the comments below that you’ve done it, and that’s one instance of your name in the prize pool already!
** You can get an early start with this one, too! Send me a message through my contact page, and we’ll settle on a date (which, by the way, does not have to be during the giveaway week, if that timeframe isn’t convenient for you). Provide the interview questions and/or topic you’d like me to guest blog about, I’ll type like a maniac, and wha-bam – you’re part of the “Wilderhark Tales” phenomenon. (: (And if an advance review and/or interview has already appeared on your blog, don’t worry, you’re covered. Automatic name in hat for you. ^-^)
Your chances to win will accumulate over the seven days of the giveaway (didn’t win on Day One? You’ve still got your rollover entries for the days to come, and you can continue earning more), so the sooner you jump on board, the better your odds of winning!
To recap the prizes for Days One through Six of the giveaway:
Day One = A signed print of “Swan Prince”-related flash fiction word art!
Day Two = A signed print of two Danielle E. Shipley-original Sigmund drawings!
Day Three = A signed print of two Danielle E. Shipley-original Sula drawings!
Day Four = A signed print of two Danielle E. Shipley-original Villem drawnings!
Day Five = Seven selected chapters of “The Swan Prince” with author commentary!
Day Six = Seven selected chapters of “The Swan Prince” with character commentary!
How in the world could I top any of that for Day Seven? This calls for a “higher in rank or importance” prize. It’s time to go all out.
On Day Seven, we’ll have three winners.
Yes. I totally typed it, and I totally mean it. Three winners, one day.
And each of these three winners will have their pick of any one of the previous prizes.
AND, one of those three – selected at random, just like I’ll have been selecting winners all along – will also get (ready for more one more instance of emboldened font?) a free, autographed paperback copy of “The Swan Prince”.
How’s that for a grand prize?! 😀
It all starts tomorrow, people. May 31st. Release day for “The Swan Prince”.
Let’s blow the roof off this thing, what say?
And speaking of princes and release days… there’s a blog fest going on in celebration of author Rachel Morgan’s new book, THE FAERIE PRINCE (second novel in the Creepy Hollow series), which releases today! (More details on that at the end of this post.)
How’s the fest work? Easy breezy: Any day between today and June 2nd (although today, as “The Faerie Prince”s release day, is best), display the snazzy button, join up on the list o’ links, and tell everyone who your favorite fairy tale prince/hero is and why.
No way I’m missing out on that action!
There are a heck-ton of beloved princes I could name (Aladdin! Allyn-a-Dale! Jonathan, son of Saul!), but I’m going to go with one of the first literary princes I ever truly adored, Prince Eadric from E.D. Baker’s “The Frog Princess”.
He’s cute, funny, a sweet and supportive friend/more-than-friend to the heroine of the series, and I’m pretty sure he played a part in inspiring my favorite prince I ever wrote (coming not-nearly-soon-enough-to-suit-me to “The Wilderhark Tales”). So here’s to you, Eadric, and to all the awesome princes out there!
Check out the info below for more on Rachel Morgan’s newly-released book. And come back here tomorrow for the grand release of “THE SWAN PRINCE”!!!
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It’s release day for The Faerie Prince, the second novel in the Creepy Hollow series! Woohoo! If you’re keen to read it, you can find it at the following places online:
Guardian trainee Violet
Fairdale is just weeks away from one of the most important occasions of
her life: graduation. After messing up big time by bringing a human
into the fae realm, Vi needs to step up her game and forget about Nate
if she hopes to graduate as the top guardian of her year. Everything
would be fine if she wasn’t forced to partner with Ryn, her ex-friend,
ex-enemy, current ‘sort of friend’. They might be trying to patch up
their relationship, but does she really want to spend a week undercover
with him for their final assignment? On top of that, the possibly insane
Unseelie Prince is still on the loose, free to ‘collect’ as many
specially talented faeries as he can find—and Vi is still at the top of
his list. Add in faerie queens, enchanted storms, complicated
not-just-friends feelings, and a murder within the Guild itself, and
graduation is about to become the least of Vi’s problems.
|In celebration, The Faerie Guardian is on sale for a limited time!|
There will be a giveaway running from now until the end of the blog tour (Sun 9 June). A giveaway where FOUR people could win something! The prizes are a signed copy of The Faerie Prince (or The Faerie Guardian, should the winner prefer that), an Amazon gift card, a mini book pendant and necklace, and a Creepy Hollow pin badge. Check out the pic below!
Giveaway is open internationally