Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Oh, Hello, CONTEST

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:

SLURPEE!

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.

We hate getting wrinkles from dishwater.

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.

RULES:
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.

60 comments:

Vicki Rocho said...

That's AWESOME! I can't believe it's almost here! I know JUST what picture I'm going to take, too. (insert very evil laughter) In fact, I'm going to go send myself an email so I don't forget the wicked brilliancy in a week....

Mireyah Wolfe said...

WOOT! YES! I cannot wait for my copy to get here now!! (Not that I wasn't already twitching for it before now. Cuz I was. Totally.) Ohhhh I hope it gets here like the DAY it comes out. Ack! *stares mailbox* Get here already dang it!

Megs said...

Oh yes, I'm excited. This should be fun. :)

Stephanie McGee said...

LOL. You're adorable. I love your photos of you hanging out with Evie.

And what a contest! Holy moly!

heidikins said...

How do you get your copy to vacuum? Because that would be awesome.

xox

Sarah Laurenson said...

Oh No! Not your Dr. Pepper!

Have both on pre-order and waiting for the day when I come home and know I will not sleep that night. Twice. In quick succession.

Nicole Grotepas said...

I love it that Paranormalcy is eating all your favorite snacks. Dr. Pepper and peanut butter M&M's. Haha! I love them too. Also your facial expressions are priceless. Nice. OH love the Palmolive dish soap reference. Or was that a Dawn commercial?

Renee Collins said...

haha, awesomness. :)

P.S. I cried a little for you when I saw that empty DP bottle. Oh the humanity!

moonrat said...

you're very cute.

Summer Ross said...

That's some great prizes! I think I would surely like to be included. I posted the "oh, hello contest" n my sidebar for my blog :) I'll send a pick, hopefully if it comes to Casper Wyoming :)

Heather said...

You are so cute in these pictures I DIED a little bit.

But it's OK. I came back. (Does that make me a zombie? I hope so. Then maybe Evie will come and hunt me down. Though I think maybe I should be a little scared of her.)

Debbie Barr said...

Awesome! Hopefully one of the bookstores around here will get it in soon. :)

elizabethreinhardt said...

Extremely excited! I read your sneak peek and am already smitten. I'm ready for the full on romance! Very cool.

Lauren said...

Aw, Canadians can't enter? Bleep bleep bleep bleep bleep? Bleep bleep bleep bleep!

Kiersten White said...

Lauren--Changed! Canada is okay : )

Nisa said...

Oh my gosh! That was one of the cutest posts ever! I can't wait to get my copy and I'm so glad to hear you're not brutal. I prefer to laugh anyway. :D

Lauren said...

Yay! Thanks Kiersten!

tymcon said...

Lol may not be open to me, but i'm still taking a picture of myself with paranormalcyXD

Dara said...

I am so entering this contest! I have a few picture ideas in mind... :)

Jessie Oliveros said...

So creative, and your pictures made me laugh.

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

I had a lot of fun reading through this post -- you are too funny! My fingers are crossed my copy gets here in time to play along. Now, what will I photograph with Paranormalcy...?

Tina Hunter said...

Kiersten, I know you are probably hoping for pictures of the paper copies of your book but what about pictures of me, my ereader and the ebook copy of Paranormalcy???

I'll even super-size the text so you can see that it says Paranormalcy (or maybe the cover) on the screen of my reader.

I know it's not as "cool" as the paper book, but I really hope you say this is acceptable.

Tere Kirkland said...

Sweet contest, Kiersten!

I don't know if I can wait until it's released... I already pre-ordered it on my nook!

Luckily, I have Mockingjay to keep me company until then. ;)

Magan said...

But....but...but...

I'm waiting patiently to see you in person and wait in line with everyone else to buy your book and have you sign it while I make my husband take a very akward picture of us in which I may sneeze...

Does that count for my picture, even though it won't happen until the 25th?

Kiersten White said...

There will be more contests!

Myrna Foster said...

You're adorable.

Nikelle said...

Dang I had this great idea! But I won't meet you until the day after the contest ends :( bleep.

Kiersten White said...

Okay okay okay, September 12th is the new deadline : )

storyqueen said...

I am already laughing, just thinking of the trouble Paranormalcy is going to get herself into!

Great idea for a contest!

Shelley

Natalie Aguirre said...

Great pictures and commentary. I saw your blog interview on Fantastic Book Review. It was so good.

Thanks for the contest.

Daisy Whitney said...

Brilliant contest!

Adventures in Children's Publishing said...

Okay, I am seriously bummed. This is such a COOL contest idea. But I was lucky enough to win an ARC, read Paranormalcy, and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! We decided to give the ARC away on our blog on Monday when we preview all Tuesday releases, so maybe I will have to buy a copy just to enter the contest and pass along to my daughter. There's a great excuse! (Marissa has ordered it, but don't know when she is going to get her copy.)

Did I mention how wonderful this book is? For anyone who hasn't read it yet, you have a MAJOR treat in store!

Martina

Christine Fonseca said...

Dude! The pics ae hysterical. Looking forward to seeing you next week. Enjoy the journey...you deserve all the fun!

Patti said...

I know exactly what I'm going to do and that shirt looks very familiar.

salarsenッ said...

Love your pics! Especially the nappytime one. My copy was ordered forever ago! I've been aching, waiting, longing.... Tell you what. Regardless if I get my copy before your deadline or not, I'm posting a picture of it on my blog when it comes in. Better yet. I'm taking that little bugger on a journey...around my seventeen-year-old's bedroom. I'll take lots of pictures! B'cawk!

Lorri said...

MOST excellent! as if working graveyard shifts didn't making me loopy enough, now i get a valid excuse to channel said loopiness into self-and-book portaits.

Whirlochre said...

You make the Dirt Devil seem so...approachable.

Kemendraugh said...

Whew, tense! My book is supposed to arrive on the 9th...OR the 15th! So I MIGHT be able to enter! O_o *crosses fingers*

Hayden said...

Kiersten, I was cracking up and snorting while reading this blog post. (I almost peed myself, too . . . ) Nothing has made me laugh like PARANORMALCY eating half a bag of M&M's and drinking the last Dr. Pepper.

(Oh, bleep! I'm in love [with this blog post]!)

squinto said...

LOL, I LOVED THIS POST!

I almost cried at the Dr. Pepper one. That was real sadness I saw there.

Julia King said...

I loved the vacuum picture. Are you so excited that the book is out now? Must be pretty strange and sureal at the same time! Good luck. I will have to participate in the contest!

Julia King said...

I loved the vacuum picture. Are you so excited that the book is out now? Must be pretty strange and sureal at the same time! Good luck. I will have to participate in the contest!

Laura said...

This is sooo exciting!!!! I read the inside look of Paranormalcy on harperteen.com and am HOOKED!! I already know it's going to be one of my FAV books ever!! I can't wait for my copy to get here!!! I'm just to stoked for words, so I'll guess I'll shut up now lol! Thanks for this contest!!! Seriously one of the best ones I've seen out there!!!

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Hi Kiersten! Here's a link to my entry for the contest :D Have a great Labor Day weekend!!

Picture is on My blog post 9/3

Thanks!!!!

anglwngz24 said...

i love your book and just emailed you my entry for the contest! Its been awhile since ive read a purchase worthy paranormal fiction book and yours is awesome!

sruble said...

I took a really great picture of Paranormalcy today, but it was with Remus, my cat, not me. Can I enter that picture? If not, I'll try to get him in the picture with me and the book, but he doesn't always cooperate like he did today. I'll be on vacation next week - I'm looking forward to reading Paranormalcy then!

Anonymous said...

Fun contest idea!

I accidentally ordered two copies of Paranormalcy at two separate times, so we'll have double the fun. :)

The photos don't actually have to be in the house, right?

jude

Lindsay said...

here's my blog post with picture. :)

http://lindsay-on-writing.blogspot.com/2010/09/at-home-with-paranormalcy-contest-entry.html

i'll probably link to it on Twitter, too.

Teril said...

I am excited. me and Paranormalcy kicked it on the back porch this summer afternoon.

http://snarkymamma.blogspot.com/2010/09/at-home-with-paranormalcy.html

terilhack(@)yahoo.com

Kristal Shaff said...

So cute! Love the photos.

Brad Jaeger said...

My entry!

http://twitpic.com/2n4lu2

Snazel said...

Oh. *small voice* I just took a whole photoshoot about Parnormalcy making tea and meeting the cool kids on the book shelf. Which I hauled several lamps over for lighting, because I was DEAD SURE that the contest ended tonight and I only got my copy in the mail today.

Hehehehehehhehe. Oh, that should teach me to read the instructions. And I think I'll post those pictures anyhow. Just- not for the contest.

Ebony McKenna. said...

Such a fun comp,
Paranormalcy has helped me look after a bonsai and has also been making friends on my shelf: Pix Here

http://ejmckennablog.blogspot.com/

Too much fun!!!

seaheidi said...

I'm totally entering. My Paranormalcy wants to help me clean up the dog wee wee. Here comes Swiffer Swweeeper. ;-)

Elizabeth Ryann said...

Cutting it close, but my entry for the contest is here:

http://elizabethryann.blogspot.com/2010/09/random-quotes-and-contest-entry.html

And it was totally fun, both to enter and to read. Ah... photo safaris. I always forget how fun you are.

Anyway, thanks, Kiersten!

Jenn said...

Haha, I LOVE your photos! So creative. :) I'm in the middle of your book right now, so I guess I'll stop writing a totally random comment and read instead.

Anonymous said...

Hiya!
For the record I still think your blog and you are hilarious! :) But stress stinks, have Evie help you kick it's butt. haha!
I wanted to ask a question about the contest.
Are collages allowed in the contest?
(it would still be the same size as a normal picture) I have a few pix and they sort of tell a story so it would be cool if they were allowed.
If not I'll probably send it to you anyway cause I bet you love getting those. :)
Oh, and thanks so much for moving out the entry date, at first I missed it. I meant to enter but my dad was having heart problems and I was a bit preoccupied...but he's ok now and I'm all kinds of excited to enter! So if you wouldn't mind commenting me back that would be uber-fantastic! (don't you just love the word uber?) Even just a yes, or no would work! :)
Anyway thank you for writing such an awesome blog/book, you add a lot of amusement to my merry little day. :)
Your Loyal and Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia-d fan,
Freya Dark ;)

Belle said...

I Loved your book and I'm so excited to enter the contest with my copy!!!

Tessa Conte said...

Very cool contest. I live overseas, already have my copy, but unfortunately i'm on holiday (without the book) so I won't be joining in...

Great photos, though. Seriously.

*sniggers* (in a funny way, not an I'm A Death Dealer Way)

Tessa.xx

Lynsey Newton said...

Ok so I've had soooooooooooo much fun entering this contest, thank you for the brilliant idea (and the chance to win some amazing prizes of course).

I've e mailed you but just in case...here is my entry:

http://narrativelyspeaking.blogspot.com/2010/09/my-adventures-with-paranormalcy-and-how.html

lynsey(AT)narrativelyspeaking(DOT)com