Hello, hello Dear Readers! Guess what I've got in my happy little hands right now? That's right, an advanced copy of Cassandra Clare's Clockwork Angel. Woohoo!
Right now I am greedily devouring the adventures of Will, Tessa and Jem (my editor has a crush on Will, but I'm Team Jem at this point. He reminds me of a blonde Kyoya Ootori from Ouran High School Host Club) but I'm well aware of the suffering of the rest of you Cassandra Clare fans out there, and I want to help!
So I'm going to give away my one and only copy of this Steampunk gem to one of you. That's right: Clockwork Angel is up for grabs. The competition starts now and will close Thursday the 2nd of September. I will send the book to the winner on Friday the 3rd. Which means, post willing, you could get your hands on this as early as the 4th, two days before the official release date in the UK.
The giveaway is open to everyone, whether you live in London or Uzbekistan, and to enter you need to do the following:
1) Leave a comment on THIS POST for 1 point.
2) Are you a blog follower? Leave a separate comment for 1 point. YouTube subscriber? If so you get another 1 point, but again, you need to leave a separate comment.
3) 1 point for linking back to this post on Twitter, Facebook or any other social networking site. I do need to see those links, my pretties and remember - SEPARATE COMMENTS FOR EACH ONE.
I will use a random number generator to pick the winner on the morning of Friday the 3rd and I will send the book to you the same day. No names out of hats this time. This is why it's very important you leave a separate comment for each point, or you won't be fairly represented in the draw.
The winner may also receive random extras: books, magnets, postcards, bookplates. Whatever I have on hand at the time. I'll surprise you (ooh, surprises!).
ETA: You guys! Stop being funny and interesting in your comments, dammit! If I reply I'll mess the random number generator thingie up! So I'm not ignoring you - but I *can't* reply in the comments. Curses! Email me if you have questions, okay?
ETA2: Someone's noted in the comment trail that they saw this in a bookshop yesterday. It's not officially released until next week and it's kind of naughty for any shops to stock it before then, but this does inevitably happen with books that are going to be bestsellers; the shops get impatient and put a few copies out early. I don't really see that it makes the giveaway any less valid though, just because Waterstone's are putting out early copies. Waterstone's are not giving away FREE early copies, after all.