Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Free Stuff: Win A Copy Of Half-Vampire + Swag!


Contest Now Closed
Yes, I've decided to have another contest.
Here's the deal: I want more blog followers.  Yes, I love you all who are here.  But I have fewer than 3 dozen of you as I type this.  And free stuff tends to bring people in.
Thus, I am offering a physical copy of Confessions of an Average Half-Vampire plus a tee shirt (you can choose size small, medium, large, or extra large only) to a lucky winner anywhere (yeah, I'll ship it to New Zealand if Alexia wins) to one winner.
Click here to read about Half-Vampire.  The tee shirt is 100% cotton, black, with a red "blood splatter" and white ink proclaiming "Just another average half-vampire" on the front and my name plus the book title on the left sleeve.  The kids at my school think these are very cool, so chances are that other teenagers may think so, too.  (I hope.)
Here's what you have to do: 1) make sure you are signed up to follow this blog publicly, and 2) comment on this post before the Ides of March  (That's March 15th, if you're not up on your Shakespeare.)
You do not have to give me your e-mail address now.  I'll ask the winner for that information on March 16.  You also don't have to tell me your tee-shirt size now.
That's it: follow the blog and tell me you want to be in the contest by commenting.
Easy?  Sure thing.
(Yes, you may enter if you won the last contest for the e-book.  Yes, you may enter if you are already a blog follower.)
Oh, and if any of you feel so inclined, please feel free to tell your own blog readers to come over and sign up for the free stuff.  I'd love to have you direct folks over here!

UPDATE 2/23/12:
I'm getting a few people commenting on the tee-shirt design.  I keep forgetting that not everyone knows that tee-shirts are second nature to me.  My father spent his career years as a commercial artist and had the first (and for a long time, the ONLY) silk-screen printing company in Utah.  I grew up with the concept of designing tee-shirts.  Hence, while I am not an artist myself, I understand what makes a good tee-shirt design.  Fortunately for me (and for the school where I teach, as we're always ordering something), the graphic artist at my favorite silk screen shop now (since our family business was bought out years ago), recognizes my eye for color and catchy designs, and he is always able to do what I cannot: use a computer to put my design into a film positive.  (Look, folks, in MY day, clip art was actually clipped out of books -- if Dad didn't actually hand draw the artwork himself -- and we used typesetter's photography -- that was my job -- for the lettering, then shot the film positive with a huge camera -- also my job.  All of this is now done on a computer, but the rest of the printing process remains the same as it was decades ago when Dad first started.)  Thus, the shirt design idea was mine, based, of course, off the book cover (which I designed and photographed, but Dad helped with the placing of the lettering, as he has a better eye for such things), but the actual making of the film positive and the graphic you see here were by Zach Romero at Creative Graphics.

38 comments:

  1. I'm in.

    I've posted the link on my facebook page too. If I remember (I'm getting old), I'll add it to my blog on Friday as well.

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  2. Going to post a link on my facebook page! Cool t-shirt by the way.

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    1. Thanks. I assume this means you also wish to be entered???

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  3. Definitely like the shirt. If I win, though, I will probably have to ask for it in my daughter's size, because she'll steal it from me anyway! I'll see if I can round up some more followers.

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  4. Someone tried to be funny on my Facebook post and asked when the other half of the vampire will be available. (Despairing shrug) I know some silly people.

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    1. I am amused. Feel free to tell them that the sequel (hence, the other half) will be available within about 2 months. Until then, this person may sign up to win THIS half free. :)

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  5. I'm linking to the contest on Monday's blog (sorry, my mind went blank on Friday) and have reposted it on my facebook page. I hope you get a few more entries because of this...though not too many as I want to win that t-shirt.

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    1. Well, at the moment you have a 25% chance of winning it, so that's pretty good.
      Thanks for your help!

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  6. i am from goodreads, and i would love to win ur book! i have never been on a blog before. i will share this on my facebook page for all of my friends who read also. thanks, amanda

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  7. Awesome shirt, really want to read the book.

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  8. Thanks for letting me know about the giveaway.. I LOVE the shirt and really want to read the book!!! I totally understand about followers, I only have 3! :D

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  9. This looks awesome! I was glad to get your message on goodreads about the contest! I am sorry I didnt win the book there. Either way I think it will be a fantastic read and cannot wait to do so! Thanks for the message!!! :D

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  10. Thanks for letting me know about the giveaway! The shirt is awesome and I can't wait to read the book!! :D

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  11. Welcome to Stephani, Cassandra, What is life, and Aspen!
    Thanks for joining up and entering.
    My students will be choosing the winner on March 16, and, since there is nothing more random than a junior high school kid, it should be a fair contest. :)

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  12. I'm from goodreads. This sounds so cool! I'm definitely in. I'll see if I can round up some of my other bookish friends.

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    1. Great! But be sure to sign up to follow my blog or your entry won't be official. Sorry, but it's my one real requirement. :)

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  13. wow nice shirt i defiantly like u message me from goodreads about your blog giveaway and i am so in

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    1. And, with a name like "vampire angel," you should be in! :)

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  14. Hi I would love to win the book and tee shirt could you contact me through my email address if I win? I enter a lot of contests and have a tendency to forget them all. Thanks :)

    GFC: Brittany Hiester

    hernameisavril@yahoo.com

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  15. Thanks for messaging me on Goodreads about this. I'd love to win this. The blurb makes it sound like such a good story. Can't wait to find out.

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  16. Thanks for dropping by and signing up, Brittany and Wild!

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  17. I'm now following you and would love to win the book and t-shirt.

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  18. I have clicked the follow button and would love to win some vampire "swag" XD

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  19. Thanks for the giveaway! If I don't win, can I buy a shirt? :D

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  20. Bienvenidos a Sarah B and Jennifer!
    I might sell some, Jennifer, but I do plan to have more giveaways, so stay tuned! :)

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  21. Thanks for messaging me on Goodreads about this. I'd love to win this. It sounds like a really good read. Can't wait to find out.

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  22. Thanks for sending me the message to enter this! It sounds like a fun book. And the T-Shirt is cool! Thanks.

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  23. Thank you for the invite to this Awesome giveaway!

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  24. i posted a public link on my fb....my profile url is
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1072613125

    i'm not quite sure how to follow this blog...i don't see anything that says follow or sign up...

    i also just signed in with AIM (no clue?) but i never use it anymore...

    okay, that doesn't work....it keeps redirecting me to sign in to aim, and then goes here, then back and so on and so forth...

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    1. Thanks for posting on facebook. That was nice of you.
      There's a follow button at the top of the blog and right above my group of followers in the sidebar. You should be able to follow with AIM, but, if not, you can set up a google account for free and follow with that. :)

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    2. Looks like it finally worked for you, Meaghan.

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  25. Hirsche, Stephen, and Flyn,
    Welcome aboard!

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