Update: all righty then, the iddy biddle contest is now closed. I believe there’ll be a winner announcement over the weekend…
Why am I doing another contest, you ask? I suppose I could give you my standard answer – none of your business, lackey, and peel me a grape while you’re at it – but I’m feeling expansive today, perhaps because of my own recent string of blog contest victories. Yes, ANOTHER string of victories, MWAHAHAHA…
So, I AM doing another contest, and this time it’s for an ARC of THE BONESHAKER, Kate Milford’s excellent, excellent middle-grade steampunk fantasy novel that releases exactly 3 weeks from today, on May 24. If you’ve been perusing the old bloggy wog all along you’ll know that I already have my own ARC of this book, which I still feel smug about, but I’m going to give all y’all the chance to win one of your very own! I do this for several reasons. One, Kate cracks me up. Her skillful blurring of the lines between reality and fantasy still has me questioning the existence of Magothy Treats and the truthiness of her blog, The Clockwork Foundry. Also, she’s a member in good standing of The Enchanted Inkpot, and I hold all the Inkies in extremely high regard. And lastly, I LOVE this book. Love it. Love, love, love, love, love it. And if you don’t love it, well, I’ll just have to thrash you.
If you win, Kate Milford herself will send you an ARC! How exciting! I can see you hopping up and down like an overcaffeinated college freshman, it’s adorable! THE RULES:
- 1 entry: Leave a comment here. Say something snappy if you want: perhaps you can tell me what deadly martial arts skill set you would use to thrash me in the event we disagree about the book. Or, since bicycles play an important role in THE BONESHAKER (hence the title), tell me how much money you’d be willing to spend on a super-hoopdie tricked-out full-suspension mountain bike. It’s okay to just comment, however.
- 1 additional entry: go join Kate’s Facebook group for THE BONESHAKER and leave a comment on the wall (and include the link here). Specifically, say something about both the book and ME. For example: “I really want to read THE BONESHAKER, and gee whiz, that Mike Jung still owes me twenty bucks!” Or whatever. Again, it’s okay to just join and comment.
- 1 additional entry: check out Kate’s Twitter feed and tell her how jealous you are that I got to read an ARC of her book before you. For example, “Hey yo @KateMilford, your book looks awesome, but it’s SO WRONG that you let @Mike_Jung read it before me.” Include that link here as well.
Understood? Now, the book comes out very soon, and personally I think part of the hip factor of getting an ARC is reading the damned thing before the official release of the book in stores and whatnot. So I’ll only accept entries to this contest until 11:59 p.m. Pacific time on Wednesday, May 5. Get cracking, minions!
Ever generous with other people’s stuff,