Today is the debut of The Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King. What this means in practical terms is, awesome has been unleashed into the world. And to celebrate, I and a bunch of other bloggers bring to you...
This is an idea I got from Lauren at Shooting Stars Mag.
Here's what Dust is about: In the late 17th century, famed pirate Emer Morrisey was on the cusp of escaping pirate life with her one true love and unfathomable riches when she was slain and cursed with the dust of 100 dogs, dooming her to one hundred lives as a dog before returning to a human body—with her memories intact. Now she's a contemporary American teenager, and all she needs is a shovel and a ride to Jamaica.
What do you do? Buy the book and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a picture/scan of the receipt OR screenshot of your Amazon purchase thingy OR a picture yourself with the book.
I'm well aware there's are ways to cheat this, but I'll go by the honor system because so far the blogosphere has proved to be the bestest kind of honest there is.
If you donated an item, you are welcome to enter, too! And if anybody has an ARC or book in new condition and wants to throw it in here, please email me (reviewerx at gmail.com).
What do you get? You get entered to the drawing to take home all the prizes.
What are the prizes? We have $110 in giftcards to giveaway. Here's the divide:
$70 to Amazon (in the form of 7 different $10 giftcards)
$20 to whatever online store you want
$10 to B&N
$10 to an indie bookstore of your choice
(Thanks to Lenore, Abby, Liv, James, Kristi, Shalonda, Khy, Renay, and Lauren for this!)
And we also have a bunch of books to giveaway:
Wake and Fade signed by Lisa McMann
Tips on Having an (Ex) Boyfriend, Love (And Other Uses for Duct Tape), Girl, Hero, and Need all signed by Carrie Jones
Eighth Grade Bites and Ninth Grade Slays signed by Heather Brewer
Death by Bikini, Death by Latte and Death by Denim (ARC - May 2009 release) signed by Linda Gerber
I Know It's Over signed by C.K. Kelly Martin
Your choice of Violet on the Runway, Violet by Design or Violet in Private signed by Melissa Walker
Just One Wish by Janette Rallison (ARC - March 09 release) (donated by James)
The Center of the Universe (Yep, That Would Be Me) by Anita Liberty (donated by Tirzah)
Ivy by Julie Hearn (donated by Carol)
You Are So Undead to Me by Stacey Jay (donated by Nancy)
Seriously? Yup, all of that and all you have to do is buy a $10 book. The commercial value of all of these, tax not added, is over $300, plus with all the author signatures all over them... priceless :P And you get The Dust of 100 Dogs regardless, which is also an awesome book.
When does the giveaway end? A month from now, on March 1st.
Wanna do Steph a favor? Blog about this! Add it to your sidebar! Whatever. Anything you can do to spread the word will be greatly appreciate. This contest is to promote a book, so you'd be doing a huge favor.
Can you keep a secret? A.S. King has no idea about this so don't tell her!
But because I'm sure she'll find out anyway...