Thursday, 7 March 2013

MEGA EXCLUSIVE THE NIGHT ITSELF GIVEAWAY

Hello and happy Thursday, my duckies!

Today I'm going to tell you about a plan cooked up between Lovely Lass and me to get The Night Itself's title out there and hopefully generate some excitement and buzz around its release on July the 4th of this year. What's great about this plan is that it's going to run for three months and give you, my loveliest and most delightful Dear Readers, the chance to get your hands on a veritable treasure trove of wonderful prizes... on THREE seperate occasions.

This is what you can win:





Each and every one of these is completely exclusive to this giveaway right now. There's no way to own any of these things other than to win them from us. The posters and notebooks? I had them specially made for this - there are four of each in existence. One will stay with me, and the others are for you.

The advanced reader's copies of this book are being so tightly controlled that I only own one myself. Lovely Lass has possession of the rest and will be sending yours out to you straight from Walker Books in London. That's how exclusive they are.

The Night Itself is a book that I'm thrilled - and scared! - to share with you. It's utterly different to anything I've ever written before, and it's pretty darn different from anything I've read or seen on the shelves too. It's my first urban fantasy story, but it also has elements of horror, and it's funny (I hope). It's a very modern story with a very modern heroine, but it draws on all my favourite elements of Japanese fairytale, myth and folklore. One of the very few people who've read this book - fellow writer Katy Moran - had this to say about the story:
...last night I finished THE NIGHT ITSELF. It's shattering. I loved it so much. Wish I had read at 15... It's amazing – it was like someone had slipped something hallucinogenic into my cocoa. So real. So scary.
Which was pretty much the effect I was going for. *Evil Laughter*

So! What do you have to do to be entered for a chance to win all this amazing stuff and read this book MONTHS and MONTHS before anyone else? Well, there are three identical prize packs, and we'll be doing a giveaway now in March, one in April and one in May. I'm going to set a task for you in each month - a task which will hopefully help to raise awareness of the book.

This month the task comes in two parts. First: I need you to Tweet, Facebook or blog about this giveaway to spread the word. Second: I need you to add the book on Goodreads. 

That's it. That's all.

Obviously once you've done both those things you should come back here and include a link to both the Tweet/Facebook entry/blog and your books page on Goodreads where you've added the book. We're going on the honour system so I won't be checking each and every entry, but I *will* be checking the winner's entry, which makes it completely pointless to try to cheat (although I'm sure you guys wouldn't anyway).

That one comment which includes both a link to Goodreads and to a Tweet/FB entry/blog will constitute one entry into the giveaway. If you don't have a Goodreads account, it's simple, easy and FREE to open one and I encourage you to do that. There's no age limit and it's a great, fun website that I personally use all the time (feel free to friend me! I promise to friend back). If you don't have a Twitter/FB account or a blog, you can ask a friend or family member to spread the word for you, as long as you provide a link.

Entries which attempt to spread the word by leaving comments about the giveaway on other people's blogs will NOT be included. Sorry, guys, but authors/bloggers do NOT like this - it makes them feel like they're being spammed. DON'T DO IT.

If you would like to increase your chances of winning? You can get extra entries by spreading the word in additional places. If your first entry was with a Tweet, you can get an additional entry by FBing, or blogging. Or both. Make sure that any additional entries are each left in the comments trail of this post IN A SEPARATE COMMENT. I'll be using a random number generator to pick the winner, so if your new entries are not in separate comments they won't be counted.

This first giveaway will close at midnight on Monday the 18th of March. I will pick the winner of the first prize back on Tuesday March the 19th and post the winner's name on my blog that day.

Good luck!

(P.S. This competition is to win a UK proof copy of The Night Itself. Other regions, like the U.S., will hopefully get their own editions later. As a result, only people with a European postal address will be eligible to win the giveaway.)

28 comments:

AmyLily said...

How exciting! Here's my Twitter & Goodreads links :)

https://twitter.com/amycelestia
http://www.goodreads.com/amycelestia

Jessica said...

Definitely want to be in this (even though I've already pre-ordered my copy).

http://twitter.com/jessicameats
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3032351.Jessica_Meats

Emma said...

TOO EXCITED! Of course, I already had TNI on my to-read list!

https://www.facebook.com/emma.gill.944

http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/5226604-emma?format=html&shelf=to-read

Rachel Balcombe said...

Oh my gosh I'm so excited!! XD

https://twitter.com/rach_balcombe
http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/7301643-r

Harriet Holmes said...

Yay! This is wonderful. Will be buying a copy anyway but all those goodies!

https://twitter.com/harrietholmes

http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4769719-harriet-holmes

Carmen B. said...

Awesome, the design and notebook look so beautiful!! Thanks so much for the giveaway :D

goodreads shelf: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/5743020?shelf=to-read

Tweet: https://twitter.com/Butterfly_Ghost/status/309753453536763904

FallenStar said...

wow!!
tweet: https://twitter.com/giocoxgioco/status/309753941678256128

my goodreads page: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/18012939-elisa-giocosa

Ina M. said...

Duly tweeted! ^_^ https://twitter.com/Ina_Martin/status/309775688225939456

And it was already on my to-read list, so here we go: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/14772835-ina?format=html&shelf=to-read ^_^ Many thanks for the totally awesome giveaway! <3

Zoë Marriott said...

Entry on behalf of Tina Rath (links seen)

Zoë Marriott said...

Entry on behalf of Laura Lam (links seen)

Lori M. Lee said...

Yay! Thanks so much for the giveaway :)

https://twitter.com/LoriMLee/status/310162575360929792
http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3010373-lori-m?shelf=to-read

RookRegency said...

Thank you so much for the awesome giveaway!

Here are my links!

http://bookrookreviews.blogspot.com/2013/03/0308-bonus-friday-post-zoe-marriott.html

http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/16386248-celeste-pewter?format=html&shelf=to-read

Cherie Rosemin said...

asdfghjkl; So incredibly excited.
Twitter - https://twitter.com/CherieRosemin

Goodreads - http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/18229898-cherie-rosemin

*fingers crossed fingers crossed figers crossed*

Cherie Rosemin said...

And a facebook entry https://www.facebook.com/cherie.rosemin
My privacy settings are normally friends only but I set it as viewable to the public so it should be viewable. If not, I promise it's there.

Rebecca Lindsay said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

I already had the book in my top-wishlist:
http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5600172-rebecca

My tweet about the giveaway:
https://twitter.com/BookyBecca/status/310759167470235648

MichelleMcR said...

I can't wait to read this book...

Goodreads
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/485777409

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/#!/michelle.g.mcroberts

Annabelle said...

Yay! Thank you for this Zoe!

Here's my Tweet: https://twitter.com/_AnnabelleH_/status/311057175864811520

Goodreads:
http://www.goodreads.com/Annabelle-H

Jessica said...

I've also done a post on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jessica.meats

dremmawood said...

https://twitter.com/digdigdigging/status/311458858344280064

http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/5961545-emma-wood?utf8=%E2%9C%93&view=table&search%5Bquery%5D=the+night+itself

All done!

Eti said...

That's so great :)) Thank you !!

http://www.facebook.com/stefania.klayn?ref=tn_tnmn

http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/9790425-eti?format=html&page=2&shelf=to-read

Rachel Balcombe said...

Facebook entry: http://www.facebook.com/rachel.g.balcombe

Laura Lam said...

I tweeted and had it added to GR already :-)

@LR_Lam
And we're GR friends :-)

Sarah said...

I'm dying to get my hands on this one Zoe!! The swag looks pretty awesome too :o)

https://twitter.com/sarahsreviews/status/312376465972944896
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/233598398

sourwolf said...

Aw, I wish I wasn't American! I can't wait to read this though and looking forward to it. Good luck to the giveaway particpants! (:

Megha said...

OMFGJWDSFJNKET SO HYPED

https://twitter.com/purpleize/status/313290610926813184

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/235786104

Megha said...

I also blogged about it :)

http://thebookmarkgirl.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/being-freakishly-obsessed.html

Emma said...

Sneaky last minute additional entry!

http://eirancollins.blogspot.co.uk/

Alex Mullarky said...

Just in time! https://twitter.com/ajmullarky/status/313777964334608385

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