Paranormalcy comes out in a week.
Yeah, that's kind of weird, isn't it?
But it's great timing. You'll all need something to read after you are devastated by Mockingjay, and Taa-DAA! My pretty book will be in the bookstore (or on your doorstep), waiting to make you laugh. And bite your nails. And a few people have said it made them cry. But I am nowhere near as brutal as Collins, so you're safe.
So. How about a contest? I'm announcing it now because you never know if stores might put Paranormalcy out early. It happens, I hear. So, from today until September 18th, you can enter the At Home with Paranormalcy contest! It's pretty simple. Buy Paranormalcy, take it home, and take a picture of yourself doing something with the book. For example:
Paranormalcy and me, reading a book for review. (We are both in love with it, by the way.)
Or, if you would rather read Paranormalcy than read with it, how about:
Paranormalcy and I discussing the virtues of this particular shade of eye liner. Paranormalcy thinks I should opt for a greener one.
And after reading and discussing beauty tips, maybe you and Paranormalcy would need:
A nap. Paranormalcy is a VERY cuddly book.
And after that nap, you'd probably both be thirsty, so why not enjoy some classy refreshment like:
But even with Paranormalcy certain things must get done, so I made it help out with the housework.
However, we both agreed that dishes are simply not our thing.
Sadly, it isn't always fun and games with Paranormalcy. Imagine my annoyance when I walked in to find this:
Paranormalcy ate half the bag!
But that was NOTHING compared to what I found later that day:
How...how could you, Paranormalcy?? That was MY LAST ONE!
Ahem. So, uh, there are some ideas for you. But please don't send me ten pictures each. One is plenty to enter the contest. All entries will be posted on the blog, because, come on, it'll be fun!
ONE entry, however, will win.
Oh yes, one entry will win.
What will that entry win? Why, a personalized, signed copy...and an "Oh, bleep!" t-shirt (trust me, you'll get it)...and a Paranormalcy custom-made metal bookmark...and, oh, how about an engraved, hot pink iPod shuffle with an iTunes giftcard and a note with special songs I listened to while writing the book that no one else knows about?
Yeah, I think that'll do it.
1. One entry per book purchased.
2. If you received a free review copy from Harper, you can't enter. Sorry. I figure you kind of already won, right? Unless you also buy a copy, in which case you can go ahead and enter.
3. Not open internationally EXCEPT for Canada. Sorry! I figure most of my international readers won't get it during the contest, anyway.
4. No bookstore pictures. I want to see you hanging out with Paranormalcy, and Paranormalcy does NOT want to stay in the bookstore. Trust me.
5. eBooks count, too! Just make sure it's up on the screen of your eReader in the picture.
6. Deadline is September 18th.
You can either email me your entries at kierstenwhite at yahoo dot com, or you can post them on your blog and send me the link.
Are you excited? Because I am EXCITED.