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Don’t Let Kat Choose My Prom Dress! Contest and Free book offer

What kind of dress to buy for the girl who has…nothing in her closet but survival gear? Joss and I need your help to find her perfect dress for the prom. I know some of you don’t think Joss would go to her prom. Obviously you’ve forgotten about Kat. Think she’s going to stand for that? Now prom season may seem months away to you, but in book time, we need to get shopping.

What I Need From You:

  • Images or links to images of dresses. In photos with more than one dress, please specify which dress is your entry.
  • Optional: If you have a specific reason behind your choice–I think Joss would choose this dress because–I’m happy to hear it.
  • Optional: If you just love to shop and have suggestions for other characters in the series, please feel free to send those along, though they CANNOT be counted as contest entries. They’d just be helpful and inspiring and maybe help me get the book done a bit faster.

What the Winner Gets:

The winner, the person whose entry most closely inspires my final choice for Joss’s prom dress, will get bragging rights, a line in the acknowledgements for the next book, HEROES UNDER SIEGE, and be written into the world of the Talent Chronicles as a minor character in the book as well!

How the Winner Will Be Chosen:

  • I’ll choose the dress I think will work best for Joss and the story.
  • Where similar dresses are submitted, I’ll choose the image that was most influential in deciding me on the dress.
  • Where identical images and links are submitted, I’ll choose the winner as the person who submitted it first.

Other Rule-like Details:

  • All entries must be submitted via email to talentchronicles at g mail dot com. Entries made as comments to this page, blog posts, on Facebook or elsewhere will not be valid.
  • All entries must be received by midnight, Eastern time, on November 15th, 2011. The Winner will be announced on November 23rd.
  • You do not need to own the images to share them–links to articles about prom, magazine photo shoots, etc. are fine. These images will not be reproduced in the book, they are for inspiration purposes only.
  • Your personal prom and school dance photos are welcome! I may go get mine from my mom before this is over so you can chuckle at them.
  • Sketches and drawings are enthusiastically welcome. Please remember that any original ideas you submit may be used in the book and no additional compensation is being offered except as described above.
  • Please limit your entries to your three favorites. They can be submitted all at once or separately as you find them.

Free Book Offer!

To make this contest “no purchase necessary,” and still give everyone a fair shot at guessing Joss’s prom style, I’m offering ebook copies of the first book in the series, HUSH MONEY, free for a limited time. Just send me email at talentchronicles at gmail dot com by November 1, 2011, and ask for free ebook.

If you have friends who might enjoy this series, this is a great time to get them started. And I won’t be checking to see if people who asked for the free book submitted contest entries, so don’t be shy about getting your free book.

Help Spread The Word!

badge image for the Don't Let Kat Choose My Prom Dress Contest

I have high hopes for a lot of participation and fun with this, and that it will provide inspiration to do more contests in the future. Here are some things you can do to help let people know about the contest and about the free book offer:

  • Tweet about it and link back to this page.
  • Make status updates on Facebook.
  • Like Facebook updates that mention the contest.
  • Blog about it. Use the graphic below to make a quick and easy post.
  • Make posts to show off your contest entry.
  • Carry the contest badge on your website/blog.

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Info graphic for the Don't Let Kat Choose My Prom Dress Contest

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Search Term: download hush money susan bischoff for free

Hush Money free, hush money free torrent, hush money free torrent PDF…

When I look at my site stats, I find visitors have found their way here using such terms every now and again. So if you’ve come here from such a search, I thought I’d take a moment to redirect (and maybe even show up better in future searches).

About the first one third of Hush Money is available for free, and that’s a fairly sizable chunk, I think. You can see this a few places, but I think I’ll direct you to Smashwords. Because you can download the first third of the book for free there in a number of different formats, or you can view it online, and even if you don’t live in the US, it is available for you to purchase there. (If that’s not your preferred retailer, please check the list in the sidebar for others.)

Because, yeah, I haven’t actually authorized a free download of it anywhere. But once you read the first third of it, you should have a reasonable idea of whether or not you want to pony up the 99cents to read the rest of it. NINETY-NINE CENTS is all I’m asking for my work. I’ve provided it to you in multiple formats, at many different retailers, and even DRM-free in as many places as I can– because I don’t believe DRM protection will keep it from being pirated and that DRM is a disservice to my readers.

One third of the book as a sample, 99cents for the full book. That’s pretty damned fair. I realize that there are some pirates out there who like the feeling of uploading other people’s work. They feel like they’re sharing, helping out, I don’t know. And perhaps you have some reason why you feel it would be okay to take ownership of something I created without giving me any compensation at all. That would probably be an interesting thing to learn.

Because if you’re searching for the book, you must be a reader. You must have some appreciation for books and what goes into them. I’ve made my book easily available, I haven’t encumbered it with DRM to make your life hard, and I’ve made it really cheap. Maybe you just heard about it and didn’t realize it was so inexpensive. Now you know, and now you know where to go to sample it legally. I hope you’ll feel it’s worth the 99cents. And if you have some problem acquiring the book through legal means, I hope you’ll take the time to contact me.


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