Wednesday, 1 December 2010

SHADOWS ON THE MOON GIVEAWAY: REVISED


Yes, we're back to this again. First of all, for those who didn't read the note attached to Monday's post there are now THREE ARCs of Shadows on the Moon on offer. This is probably the only ARC giveaway I'll be doing, because the few copies I've got left will be tied up in blog tours. So you need to enter now or forever hold your piece (until July 4th anyway).

Here's the book blurb from Goodreads:

"On my fourteenth birthday when the sakura was in full bloom, the men came to kill us. We saw them come, Aimi and me. We were excited, because we did not know how to be frightened. We had never seen soldiers before."

Suzume is a shadow-weaver. She can create mantles of darkness and light, walk unseen in the middle of the day, change her face. She can be anyone she wants to be. Except herself. Suzume died officially the day the Prince's men accused her father of treason. Now even she is no longer sure of her true identity.
Is she the girl of noble birth living under the tyranny of her mother’s new husband, Lord Terayama? A lowly drudge scraping a living in the ashes of Terayama’s kitchens? Or Yue, the most beautiful courtesan in the Moonlit Lands?
Everyone knows Yue is destined to capture the heart of a prince. Only she knows that she is determined to use his power to destroy Terayama.

And nothing will stop her. Not even love.

Excited? I know I am!

However, it's been brought to my attention that there are plenty of faithful blog readers who cannot get or do not want a Google account, and can't 'follow' using the friend connect device on the right. Which means, according to the rules I posted before, that they can't enter. How unfair! I'm sorry I didn't realise this until it was pointed out to me. I don't want any regular reader to be left out in my quest to get new followers.

The object of the competition was for me to send my lovely readers out to be my emissaries and get me *more* readers. I'd still like you all to do that, and the best way for me to keep track of this is through the friend connect system. But so long as we DO get 200 followers through Google Connect by Christmas, I'm happy to expand the draw to include people who can't actually follow through Google.

So for anyone who can't enter the giveaway through becoming a follower, you can do so by leaving a comment, including your email address (just to make life easier for me) in the comment trail below THIS post. If you also want to link the competition to Facebook or Tweet about it or put a link to the giveaway in your blog sidebar or even do a blog post of your own celebrating our little-known-yet-much-loved-blog, that's fantastic, but you don't have to provide links to prove it.  All that matters is the 200 in the sidebar.

I hope this makes everyone happy, or at least happier than they were. And now, if you will excuse me, I'm going to attempt to take my dog for a walk through the two foot high snow drifts surrounding my house, which I believe must be my punishment for daring to say, in the last post, that I'd decided I liked snow.

Le Sigh.

34 comments:

Saya said...

And guess who your lovely publishers have promised a review copy in Jan/Feb? Awesomeness :D

Zoë Marriott said...

Ooh! That means you'll be getting proper copy with the sparkly shiny front, then. You'll probably get one earlier than I do. Lucky. I'd better leave you out of the giveaway draw in that case.

meghaz said...

SAYA! NOOOO FAIR! At least my chance of winning has increased :P

Isabel said...

Wow, it seems you gained ten followers since yesterday! At this rate, you'll be at 200 in no time at all! Hmm. On the subject of Twitter, when I clicked on the "Follow" button last week to try to become a follower, Google was not the only account you could use. There was also Twitter and Yahoo. Now, I'm eleven, so I obviously have neither, but nobody seems to have mentioned the other two options...

P.S. Saya, I'm soooo jealous! Lucky! I know I'm not going to win this contest, but I dream about it, anyway. *Sigh*.

Zoë Marriott said...

Meghaz: Yep, more books for everyone.

Isabel: I KNOW! I was really shocked when I logged on today! We're getting there. As to Twitter and Yahoo, I don't think it matters, they all show up on the 'followers' sidebar, which is what matters.

Isabel said...

You're lucky you have such *loyal* blog readers who spread the word so faithfully. (Ahem. Ahemhem.)

Amanda said...

I WANT IT!!!! I CANNOT WAIT UNTIL JULY!

ako4eggs said...

I really want this book! Thanks for the chance to win!

ako4eggs at comcast dot net

Zoë Marriott said...

Isabel: And I appreciate it very much, never fear/

Amanda: It's a good idea to put your email in the comment - or else I can't contact you if you win.

Ako4eggs: Best of luck!

Saya said...

Thanks everyone for the enthusiasm! If you guys lived next door to me or something, I'd totally lend you it (after I've read it). Also, I'll let you know when I've written the review....or at least, Zoe will!

Good luck to everyone else entering (but darn the winners will get it waaaay sooner!).

She Known As Jess. said...

I recently made myself a blog, I will hopefully get some reveiws up for the previous books in the soon to be future.

Jess :)
http://sheknownasjess.blogspot.com/

sheknownasjess@hotmail.com

Zoë Marriott said...

Thanks, Jess.

Carol said...

Hi! wow I just found about your blog thanks to a post in another one so I'm a newbie here *shy* . Your book seems awesome, I'll be adding it to my wish list ^^

Best wishes !!

lostinbelieving said...

Heyyyyy ! I've heard of your book but I kept forgetting the title when I wanted to look it up! I am a new follower :) I hope you get to 200 pretty quickly !

~Alison

Zoë Marriott said...

Hi Carol and Lost. I'll enter you both in the draw then - good luck!

Aik said...

I'd love to enter! I'm already a follower.

Tweeted here:
http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/10281107245244416

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Zoë Marriott said...

Thanks, Aik. I love your avatar, by the way.

meghaz said...

You know, if people start following they'll enter too. Which makes my chance of winning smaller and smaller D:

Zoë Marriott said...

Sorry, Meghaz - but your odds are still better than they were when there was only one copy up for grabs.

meghaz said...

True. All I can do is hope (and stick the link in my blog and stuff).

Did you know that... I'm the girl who's question you answer in Tips for Young Writers No. 2? The 'z' in MeghaZ stands for my surename.

Zoë Marriott said...

I had a feeling you were, yes - it's nice to be proven right. I'm really wishing you the best of luck!

Isabel said...

GOSH, Zoe, 149 followers! I wouldn't be surprised if we reached 400 by Christmas!

Anyway, another friend of mine, Kesanet, is reading DotF, and she loves it more than anyone that I've lent it to before! She started it yesterday and on the same day she reached around page 200, at the part when Abheron comes to the wedding and "invites" Zira and Sorin to his palace. Sooo many of my friends have loved DAUGHTER OF THE FLAMES and THE SWAN KINGDOM. You may have more followers on the way, even though the faithful readers are what matter most. :D

Zoë Marriott said...

I know, it's really exciting. You're really the perfect example of what I meant by an 'emissary'. There's nothing writers love more than word of mouth. If only every read I had was like you, Isabel, I'd be a bestseller by now.

sadie said...

Zoe-
I became a follower of your blog. !!!
Oh, by the way congrats on reaching 86700 words and being 100 percent finished with FrostFire. (though I might be a little late)

Inspired Kathy said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I'm follower #151 bkhabel at gmail dot com

Zoë Marriott said...

Hi Sadie and Kathy! Thanks for the congrats, Sadie - actually I'm revising FF right now, so technically I'm not 100% finished with it, but I certainly was happy to read 100% on the first draft.

Isabel said...

YAY, Sadie, your a follower! Hurrah!

Ah, yes, Zoe, you must be tired of me saying this, but yet *another* friend of mine reading DAUGHTER OF THE FLAMES. I'm trying to make my entire class (Not excluding teachers!) read it. About halfway through.... :)

Zoë Marriott said...

Not tired of it yes, Isabel! The more the merrier. Thanks for your hard work.

Aleetha said...

I just stopped by at your blog and found out about this giveaway.
I do hope you'll get 200 follower by christmas.
I am #157 anyway.

Reading your posts and looking at those books cover and wolfs make me curious about the story and would love to read it

count me in

aleetha.ally at gmail dot com

Zoë Marriott said...

Yay! Thanks, Aleetha.

Nara said...

Oooh, wow. Now I definitely want it. :) I've read 'The Swan Princess' and 'The Daughter of the Flames' and absolutely loved them both.

And hopefully you'll get 200 followers as well. I don't think it'll be much of a problem though, seeing how many people love your books :D

Yes, so count me in!

sioned at gravesfamily dot org dot uk

Zoë Marriott said...

Thanks, Nara. I'll put your name in the (metaphorical) hat.

Nattasha said...

Oh I'd love to get a copy before July, I hate waiting and your book sounds so good!!!

natshannon@hotmail.co.uk

Oh Happy Christmas

Vivien said...

Merry christmas. Hope the season treats you well.

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