UPDATE: THE CONTEST IS CLOSED.
Two months! Two months! Just two months until ENDLESSLY comes out! Here, have some pretty:
The other day my son sighed and said, "Mom, sometimes I imagine things we're going to do, and they are really fun and awesome. But then when we do them, they aren't as fun as I imagined."
Which, oh sweetheart, I'm sorry you've already discovered this very serious bummer of a fact of life.
But it reminds me of a quote from SUPERNATURALLY, after Evie is devastated to learn that unicorns didn't match up to her Lisa Frank daydreams:
"Faeries didn’t have wings and bordered on evil, pixies were dirty, feral, and tended to bite, and mermaids had neither glorious hair nor seashell bras. Now this about unicorns. Sometimes reality sucked."
I'll admit that, while I went ahead and threw a dragon into ENDLESSLY because really, why not, there is a scene with a unicorn that is probably my favorite. It's Hot Stuff's favorite scene from everything I've ever written. I'm not going to say anything else about it. Okay, fine: RAINBOWS.
I'm so excited for you to read this book!
So! A CONTEST for my last ARC! I want you to tell me how a supernatural creature would disappoint you in reality. I also want you to tell twitter or facebook or your blog. Here are some examples (though you should come up with your own--it's FUN) (yes, this is my idea of fun) (yes, my kids' birthday parties suck):
Finally got a werewolf boyfriend, but he's so skinny he doesn't even rip out of his shirt when he shifts. Lame.
Met a super hot guy in science class who looked like he wanted to kill me. Turns out more Dexter than Edward. Typical.
Dating a fallen angel would be way easier if I didn't have that stupid down allergy. Hives? Not so romantic.
I went to Disneyland and met a pixie, and all I got were these vicious bite and claw marks.
You get the picture. Sadly, in Evie's world, not even fantasy lives up to fantasies.
1. Tell me in the comments how a supernatural creature encounter would be light on the "super" part.
2. Post your cleverness on your blog, twitter, tumblr, facebook, or, if you have none of those, CONGRATULATIONS YOU WILL SURVIVE THE COMING INTERNET APOCALYPSE UNSCATHED! Ahem. You can, I dunno, write it on your hand in sharpie. No links necessary. Though if you do sharpie it on your hand, that's awesome, send me a picture.
3. Sacrifice a calculator on the altar of the Random Number Generator Deities and hope you win!
International entries are A-OKAY. If you don't leave your email address, please don't panic and come back and apologize and leave it. I'll find you (she says, smiling creepily). One entry per person. Cleverness gets you good karma, but doesn't affect the randomly drawn winner. Pre-ordering also gets you good karma. Just in case you were wondering.
DEADLINE: Tuesday, May 29th, 11:59 PM My Time. Or just by the time I wake up on Wednesday and get around to picking a winner.
And now I must gallop off into the sunset on the back of my unicorn. Except it's more of a plodding shuffle than a gallop. And it can't carry much weight, so I'm actually walking next to it. Plugging my nose. But you get the idea.
UPDATE: THE CONTEST IS CLOSED.