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The Book Giveaway

So it is time for my Last Book Giveaway. I know it is January. BUT, I had to wait because after all the giveaways, it seemed fitting that I give away my book. Advance copies of The Demon's Covenant, to be precise.

Those of you who've seen the awesome Demon's Covenant teaser banner on marmalade_fish may already have guessed.

Now, there were a lot of ARC giveaways of Demon's Lexicon, but this is the only one I know of for Covenant! (Because fewer advance copies tend to get made for a second book.) So I thought it would be fun to have a contest to win copies. A contest with categories. The winner of every category will get an advance copy, and you guys have a month to submit your entries! The end date is February 26th. (You also have a month because I don't, er, have my advance copies yet... But also, because you will need time.)

1. Art for The Demon's Lexicon. Art such as this! And also since I mentioned loving this scene a lot five minutes ago, art like this! All kinds of art, in short! Chibi art that is currently my desktop and playing cards art - all very welcome.

2. Fiction for The Demon's Lexicon. Stuff with any of the characters, set in the past or the present or the future! They can do stuff. Or not. Total freedom! Five hundred words or less, and you guys have to promise not to sue me for stealing your ideas. (I promise not to steal your ideas.)

3. Vids for The Demon's Lexicon. I love vids! I find them to be awesome, and insofar as I am concerned they are made by magic. This is also the category likely to have the least entries, so, just saying. Chances are good! (If you use a US cover for the trailer, please use the new one. Please DO NOT use the old one, or just the UK one, since it might cause confusion.)

Examples of book vids/trailers: using clips, Cassandra Clare's City of Bones, using art, Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan, using photos, Kami Garcia and Margi Stohl's Beautiful Creatures and using cuteness (yes... that is a technical term) Jaclyn Dolamore's Magic Under Glass

Entries can either be in the comments to this post, or on the community marmalade_fish. You can enter as many times as you want in any category.

(By the way, entering the contest means you promise not to spoil the book on the internet!)

'But WAIT!' you may say at this point. 'This is villainy. That is not a free book at all. We have to do stuff for it!'

This is true. Which is why there will also be a giveaway of one copy for no reason but 'read the first book, liked it, I wish for the next book!''

All you have to do is...

4. Guess which two characters have the first make-out scene in The Demon's Covenant.

I figure, I keep saying book two is the make-out book, I'd better put my advance copies where my mouth is.

This is not a prize for Best Guesser. My recommendation is that you just type out two random characters' names. It just shows, you know, that you read the first book and know the characters' names.

Seriously. Yell out two random names from the book. It is easy. Watch me. 'Pride and Prejudice!' 'Mrs Bennet and Mr Collins!' 'Twilight.' 'Rosalie and Charlie Swan!' 'The Secret Garden.' 'Colin Craven and Mary Lennox because I can say nothing else when someone mentions that book.'

... I could do this all day.

All comments are screened until the right two names are guessed, so process of elimination cannot be done! Get ready, get set, get guessing. ;)

NOTE: YOU CAN ONLY GUESS ONCE.

NOTE: Guessing is now closed. Someone guessed right. Well done, iltaru! (There is now, naturally, a spoiler in the comments.)

EDIT: Contest is now closed. Winners will be announced in March!

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notalama
Jan. 29th, 2010 02:42 pm (UTC)
Sin and Mae.

P.s can we enter more than once?
littlered2
Jan. 29th, 2010 02:43 pm (UTC)
Nick and Sin!
altogetherisi
Jan. 29th, 2010 02:44 pm (UTC)
OH MY GOD

JAMIE AND GERALD

PLEASE
seneska
Jan. 29th, 2010 02:45 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I'm going to get right on this! *gets on her ficcing cap*

xx
saracen77
Jan. 29th, 2010 02:45 pm (UTC)
Jamie and Gerald!
amberdulen
Jan. 29th, 2010 02:46 pm (UTC)
Nick and Jamie!
notalama
Jan. 29th, 2010 02:48 pm (UTC)
hah, I read too fast, sometimes I skip. I still stick with my original guess because...wouldn't it be awesome?
ubiquitous_a
Jan. 29th, 2010 02:50 pm (UTC)
I'm going to say Mae and Nick.....though, I imagine that's way too easy. ;p
eilie
Jan. 29th, 2010 02:50 pm (UTC)
Makeout scene guess: Mae & Seb McFarlane?
jengou
Jan. 29th, 2010 02:51 pm (UTC)
Sin and Nick!
adamei
Jan. 29th, 2010 02:52 pm (UTC)
Jamie and Gerald!

(and *shudder* for Mrs Bennet and Mr Collins)
altogetherisi
Jan. 29th, 2010 02:52 pm (UTC)
NOTE: YOU CAN ONLY GUESS ONCE.

Um, damn, maybe I should have read slower and then commented more wisely. These are still screened, right? I really want Jamie/Gerald, but I think if I calm down a bit I would think first makeout chronologically would probably be something else. Or I would at least have picked something less mainstream, so there would have been a better chance of me being the first to guess it. *sigh* Oh well.

But, I totally love you having these competitions anyway, and that you are urging people toward the marm fish comm, because we are lovely lovely people who are only a little bit crazy and do not froth at the mouth AT ALL. I will so be entering many many times, if only to make up for my appallingly hasty and thoughtless guessing.
leah_cypess
Jan. 29th, 2010 02:52 pm (UTC)
Jamie & Sin.
How's that for random?
You are evil, by the way. My editor will not be happy to hear that instead of working on my revisions, I am writing Demon's Lexicon fanfic. Please do not tell her.
sarahtales
Jan. 29th, 2010 03:48 pm (UTC)
I like your daring style, missy. ;)

Editors, they never need to know anything! Mine is much happier thinking I am working on book three than running around the internet yelling 'MAKING OUT YOU GUYS.'
ravelled_ribbon
Jan. 29th, 2010 02:54 pm (UTC)
Jaime/Nick!

(I can hope, right?)
readthisbook.wordpress.com
Jan. 29th, 2010 02:54 pm (UTC)
Mae and Alan? :)

mitchco
Jan. 29th, 2010 02:54 pm (UTC)
JAMIE AND ALAN :D :D :D :D :D
anandimide
Jan. 29th, 2010 06:05 pm (UTC)
*does double take*
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bookshop
Jan. 29th, 2010 02:55 pm (UTC)

ALAN/SIN, THIS IS THE ONLY GUESS I NEED.
sarahtales
Jan. 29th, 2010 04:01 pm (UTC)
Now I am tweeted your fiendish plot to make Mae jealous thereby, I am still amazed you never said you shipped Alan/Mae.
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iltaru
Jan. 29th, 2010 02:56 pm (UTC)
ALAN and LIANNAN. He could take her out for a romantic evening and she could succumb to the warm wiles of the candle flames.

I am very, very excited for Covenant to come out, and not leat because you've now managed to get two of my favourite words into book titles :D
sarahtales
Jan. 29th, 2010 03:40 pm (UTC)
You win! Well done! I was sure it'd take people longer than this. ;)
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jenhippo
Jan. 29th, 2010 02:57 pm (UTC)
Seb and Mae??
thegreatmissjj
Jan. 29th, 2010 03:00 pm (UTC)
SEB MCFARLANE and MAE.

I have no idea. I'm going on the "shout random characters names" bit. :)
thegreatmissjj
Jan. 29th, 2010 04:40 pm (UTC)
Wow, after reading your comments, I was surprised how many people also guessed Seb and Mae!

My second hunch was a demon/human makeout, but I was actually going to guess Jamie/Anzu...
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tanjetea
Jan. 29th, 2010 03:00 pm (UTC)
Jamie and Gerald
anywherebeyond
Jan. 29th, 2010 03:00 pm (UTC)
4. Guess which two characters have the first make-out scene in The Demon's Covenant.

I guess it would be cheating if I played?
sarahtales
Jan. 29th, 2010 03:53 pm (UTC)
Wench.
amy_anne_s
Jan. 29th, 2010 03:01 pm (UTC)
Mae and Nick.
sequinedfairy
Jan. 29th, 2010 03:01 pm (UTC)
Mae and Sin! (because lesbians are AWESOME, yo.)
thegreatmissjj
Jan. 29th, 2010 03:02 pm (UTC)
Also, I'm flattered that you're using the chibi art as your desktop!
sarahtales
Jan. 29th, 2010 03:53 pm (UTC)
It's so awesome, how could I not?
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