Monday, December 1, 2008
Posted by Liane Gentry Skye
I know you all have been waiting all day for this, but you have to know that first I'm going to make you wade through the tacky promo stuff, cuz, yanno, that's my job. :)
Once, Virginia believed in the power of love, and the inexplicable magic of Christmas Miracles.
Now the man who was supposed to be the love of her life has turned around and bit her in the ass. Again. On the brink of losing her beloved Victorian cottage to her ex and his soon to be wife, Virginia flees her hometown to spend Christmas as far away from the usual festivities as she can possibly get.
When her Cessna encounters a freak storm, her plane goes down fast. When she comes to in the arms of the man of her dreams, she can hardly believe her good luck. That is until Mr. Wonderful tells her that he is Santa Claus, and she is destined to be his wife. Now the love Virginia has only dreamed of stands before her, ready to make her his bride.
She need only say "I believe..."
Listed below are the rules for those readers want to play "Do You Believe" to win their very own Amazon Kindle e-book reader.
1) Entries will be accepted from the second this blog post goes live through Dec. 15, 2008,11:59 PM EST and/or after 150 entries...which ever comes first. I will announce the contest close on the blog.
2) All entrants will answer the following questions about my story, Believe, and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org , using the subject line "Yes, I believe"
Please,DO NOT POST ENTRIES ON THE BLOG COMMENTS SECTION! Any entry that ends up in comments will be deleted so that others can play fair and square. I know, that stinks, but I don't know how else to make it fair.
3) Entries will be sorted in order of the timestamp as they were received in my inbox.
4)All correct entries will be tallied on December 15. Three winning entries will be drawn by a blindfolded DH from those responses. If you've ever seen a Navy SEAL in a blindfold, you'll understand why this step is so crucial. *g* In the event of a timestamp tie, a run off round will be sent to the tied finalists. The first ones to answer that round correctly will be the winners.
5)Each entry shall contain the answers to the following ten questions, the contestants name and a valid email address.
* What crime sent Nikolai to the gallows?
* What is the name of Nikiolai's personal assistant?
* How long has Nikolai gone without making love to a woman?
* What culinary creation is Bartlesby busy creating as Virginia spies on he and Nikolai from the dumbwaiter?
* What is Virginia's ex husband's name?
* What does Nikolai make out of snow to prove his magic and impress Virginia?
* What does Virginia do to the reindeer after she runs away from Nikolai's castle?
* What Christmas wish does Virginia make instead of choosing to stay with Nikolai forever?
* Why is Nikolai compelled to make that wish come true?
* Who is the cover artist for Believe?
3) Winners and runners up will be announced on my blog on Dec. 16th, 2008 unless a tie round is necessary. Then all winners will be announced on Dec. 17.
4)Prizes are as follows:
2nd Runner Up- A ten dollar amazon.com gift certficate and a mighty bright book light.
1st Runner Up - A twenty dollar amazon.com gift certificate and one Diamonique platinum plated "snow diamond" necklace as pictured below:
Grand Prize - a new, unopened Amazon Kindle ebook reader delivered to the winner's doorstep in time for the holidays, along with registration instructions, as pictured below:
That's it. Now, go have fun. And check back here all month for more contests that don't make you buy the darn book. You know, cuz those of us who are too broke to buy books ought to have a little holiday fun, too. :)