Book Announcement Stuff!

So, recall when I mentioned the coming Autumnal Equinox, and how there might be a celebration happening?

Yep, it’s happening.

I’m running a sale and holding a contest/ giveaway.

The 2 questions you’re asking are: how much is the sale? & what are you giving away?

(maybe, also, what do I have to do?)

I knew I could count on you to get to the bottom of this mystery.

FIRST: the sale:

Drawn to Flame will be on sale for $2.99 for the week of the coming Equinox.

(Given the overlap of the various retailers, it may be more than a week by a smidge. Might end up being 9/20-9/29.)

That’s how I celebrate. Who knew?

SECOND: the contest/ giveaway:

I’d like your help to spread the word.

To show my thanks I will be giving away (3) $15 Amazon gift cards and (3) signed paperbacks w/ limited edition bookmarks.

(Only local friends got these bookmarks. I’m hoping to make at least three more friends, non-local, during this 6 month anniversary of Drawn to Flame’s release. I will pay for all shipping. Giveaways are giveaways.)


The contest/ giveaway will run on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

One winner on each platform will receive both the $15 Amazon gift card and the signed paperback. 1 winner per platform, 2 prizes each.

(Giving away my book is easy to understand. I’m giving away the gift cards because the thought of encouraging people to buy more books, not necessarily mine, makes me happy inside.)

We want to be winners. So, how do we help?

Easy, peasy, lemon-squeezy:

Once per day – leading up to the Equinox – I’m going to post the special on each of the platforms.

Pick which platform you prefer, like the post, share it, and tag 1 friend who digs urban fantasy. (don’t tag them in the picture, just in your post.) When you share, use #DrawntoFlameSale . This is how I will be able to find and log you for the drawing.

You can enter once per day, per platform. On the Equinox itself, I will gather all the posts that participated for each platform, and will essentially draw names out of a hat. Your name will go into the hat 1 time for each time you participated.

For instance: Like, Share, and Tag on one day on one platform, one copy of your name goes into the hat. Do the same thing, once per day for say, 14 days, 14 copies of your name go into the hat. Same thing, on all three platforms for 14 days: 42 copies of your name go into the hat.

I will gather all the names, and do a separate drawing for each platform. I’ll announce the winner on the respective platforms.

(It occurs to me that might make a cool FacebookLive spot, but I’m not sure of the logistics for making that happen. I’m not a Luddite, but I may be Luddite adjacent.)

So, for clarity’s sake the TL:DR rules:

This is only available to residents of the United States.

(I’m fine with other nationalities joining in, I’m just not ready to pay for international shipping yet. Maybe next time?)

The event will run from 9/9/19 through 9/22/19

(The Equinox is 9/23/19)

My close, personal friends and family are excluded from the contest/ giveaway.

(I still want them to help, but I’ll end up buying them drinks and food instead. Yes, locals have more fun.)

Only Tag 1 friend, 2 at the most – I don’t want to spam anybody and I don’t want you spamming anybody on my behalf.

If you want to participate on multiple platforms, feel free to tag a different friend on each. But, seriously, no spamming.

Each platform will have its various legal disclaimers attached, but let me state here that none of the platforms, not Facebook, not Instagram, and not Twitter in any way support, endorse, or are in any way to be held liable for this celebration. This is all me. If it screws up, that’s me too.

That’s my plan.

I’ll likely post the winner’s here as well, because cool people deserve recognition.

This post should go live around noon EDT. The platform posts will come sometime after.

(For those of you reading this on Facebook, this post doesn’t count. Waaaait for it.)

(Same for those reading this on Twitter)

It’s been a stressful, crazy, intense ride.

And I’m enjoying the hell out of it.

I’m glad you decided to come along with me.

Until next time…










About tessarnold2

I'm a writer, and someone generally crazy enough to think other people will be interested in his deranged thoughts. Author of the 3rd Eye Detective Novels. You can also find me on Twitter @tessrants
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