Monday, November 26, 2012

Editing Update

I've been pretty quiet around here, because I've been rather busy. Per usual.  Not surprised, right?

Thanksgiving was great, we had just family over and had 18 people at the house, and not all my siblings were present! Sad, but they were too far away to make it over. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.

Editing on Viral Execution  is going pretty well. Round 2 of edits is done, and now I'm working on round 3.  Round 3 consists of my mom's edits, and she can be pretty tough some times, but they're not as hard to take as my dad's edits. ;)   He can spot an error a mile away.

But it's good.  I don't want mistakes in my book!

I hope to finish all the edits by early December, but I'm in Georgia right now visiting friends, so editing isn't going very quickly right now.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Contest Time!

Here's what you've been waiting for! The contest. One of the prizes?  Naming a character in Viral Execution (among other things).

Now, recently,  my contests have been random drawings and the like, but this time you have a little bit more control over what you win. Personally, I like that a lot better, who wants to trust their winning to odds?

There will be things you can do to earn points.  Whoever has the most points by the contest end will earn the grand prize! There will be a second and third prize as well.

Now. How do you earn points?

5 points = Like this or any of the books' pages
5 = Have a friend like this page (and post on my wall to tell me about it)
10 = ask your librarian to order Precisely Terminated or Noble Imposter if your library doesn't have a copy
10 = write a book review and post it on your blog, amazon, CBD, B&N, or GoodReads  and tell me about the posting (You can post your review on each of these sites for another 10 points!)
10 = Take an imaginatively posed picture with PT or NI and post it on my wall
50 = purchase PT or NI during this contest (Sometime during November 1st through 30th) (And tell me about it by emailing me a copy of your receipt to )
120 = purchase PT and NI during this contest (Sometime during November 1st through 30th) (And tell me about it by emailing me a copy of your receipt to )

There could be more options to earn points if I think about them later. So check back!

The prizes!

1st place gets to name one of three characters* in VE. He or she gets to pick which of the three characters (A Noble female or one of two Seen males) and gets a copy of VE when it comes out
2nd place gets to name a character* in VE (Whichever of the two 1st winner doesn't pick) and Monica's necklace
3rd place gets to name a character* in VE (Whichever 1st prize and 2nd winner doesn't pick)

Dead line to get your submissions in for points is November 30th.

Sound exciting? Good! Get to work earning those points!

Names subject to my approval, but don't worry, I'm not to strict.  But please. No Bobs. ;)

Canadian fans may enter but are eligible for only the naming of the character prizes, not for the book or necklace - Sorry Canadian friends, but shipping is too expensive!


I originally posted this on my Facebook fan page, but I realize some of my blog readers don't have Facebook.

For those of you who do not have facebook you can earn 5 points for following this blog (And if you're already a follower, that counts, too) and telling me you have in a comment here.
5 points for getting a friend to follow the blog (and tell me about it here)

For those of you who want to take a picture of yourself with PT or NI, you can email it to me at amanda(at)daviscrossing(dot)com (replace the (at) with the @ symbole and (dot) with a period)   and I will post it on my blog (if you'd like, if you'd prefer it not be posted, that's fine, too)

If you already own PT or NI, consider purchasing a copy for a friend or family member ! :)  Christmas is coming up!