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Promotion Prizes





So it is April, and a week until the Promotion Notion competition ends! I've already seen much gorgeousness, thank you so much to everyone who's participated so far - vids, a tumblr, a calligraphy project, art, book discussions and songs - to which I will be linking in a round-up and announcing the winners post (probably a few days after the April 7 deadline, as I will be in LA, and hoping to see some of you guys there). And I am very much looking forward to seeing more!

But I also thought that you guys should be made aware of the other prizes besides the advance copy of The Demon's Surrender.

So without further ado here they are, in no order because I feel the winners may want to pick/have already read one/et cetera.








A poet and a bear journey toward the ruins of a city in search of answers; a diminutive man seeks satisfaction within a secluded mountain cave; an elderly widow enjoys the company of a collection of robotic cowboys; the Boy Who Never Grew Up becomes an agent of Her Majesty's Secret Service; a werewolf girl joins the cast of a musical revue; a group of hardened mercenaries takes on a foolish job; a young man learns the ways of the world in the arms of a Sylvanian maiden; a teenage girl attempts to escape her domineering mother’s influence aboard a cargo spaceship; an impossible flying machine departs on its maiden voyage...


“Elegy for a Young Elk" - Hannu Rajaniemi
“The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains” - Neil Gaiman
“Seven Sexy Cowboy Robots” - Sandra McDonald
“The Spy Who Never Grew Up” - Sarah Rees Brennan
“The Aarne-Thompson Classification Revue” - Holly Black
“Under the Moons of Venus” - Damien Broderick
“The Fool Jobs” - Joe Abercrombie
“Alone” - Robert Reed
“Names for Water” - Kij Johnson
“Fair Ladies” - Theodora Goss
“Plus or Minus” - James P. Kelly
“The Man With the Knives” - Ellen Kushner
“The Jammie Dodgers and the Adventure of the Leicester Square Screening” - Cory Doctorow
“The Maiden Flight of McAuley’s Bellerophon” - Elizabeth Hand
“The Miracle Aquilina” - Margo Lanagan
“The Taste of Night” - Pat Cadigan
“The Exterminator’s Want-Ad” - Bruce Sterling
“Map of Seventeen” - Christopher Barzak
“The Naturalist” - Maureen McHugh
“Sins of the Father” - Sara Genge
“The Sultan of the Clouds” - Geoffrey A. Landis
“Iteration” - John Kessel
“The Care and Feeding of Your Baby Killer Unicorn” - Diana Peterfreund
“The Night Train” - Lavie Tidhar
“Still Life (A Sexagesimal Fairy Tale)” - Ian Tregillis
“Amor Vincit Omnia” - K.J. Parker
“The Things” - Peter Watts
“The Zeppelin Conductors’ Society Annual Gentlemen’s Ball” - Genevieve Valentine

Would you look at that lineup. And me! I am so proud my Peter-Pan-playing-at-being-James-Bond story was chosen.


And then there is the question of essays. I like to write them in a way that used to make my professors weep. Casual like. Many jokes. Some sexy jokes. I find it all kinds of enjoyable that now I can witter on about books and TV shows in other books.








A collection of essays about Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games. In which I suggest the existence of a secret, naughty bits version of Mockingjay.

Introduction: The Girl Who Was on Fire - Leah Wilson
Why So Hungry for the Hunger Games? (Or, The Game of Making Readers Hungry For More, Why Readers' Imaginations Caught Fire, and My Sad Inability to Come Up With a Wordplay for Mockingjay) - Sarah Rees Brennan
Team Katniss - Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Your Heart Is a Weapon the Size of Your Fist - Mary Borsellino
Smoke and Mirrors - Elizabeth M. Rees
Someone to Watch Over Me - Lili Wilkinson
Reality Hunger - Ned Vizzini
Panem et Circenses - Carrie Ryan
Not So Weird Science - Cara Lockwood
Crime of Fashion - Terri Clark
Bent, Shattered, and Mended - Blythe Woolston
The Politics of Mockingjay - Sarah Darer Littman
The Inevitable Decline of Decadence - Adrienne Kress
Community in the Face of Tyranny - Bree Despain









* Introduction: A Visitor's Guide to Mystic Falls - Red and Vee
* Women Who Love Vampires Who Eat Women - Sarah Rees Brennan
* Bonnie Bennett: A New Kind of Best Friend - Bree Despain
* The War between the States - Claudia Gray
* Ladies of the Night, Unite! - Jon Skovron
* In Which Our Intrepid Heroines Discuss the Merits of the Bad Boy Versus the Reformed Bad Boy - Alyxandra Harvey
* You're My Obsession - Vera Nazarian
* Don't Be Fooled by that Noble Chin: Stefan Sucks - Kiersten White
* Case Notes: Salvatore, Stefan and Salvatore, Damon - Heidi R. Kling
* Damon Salvatore: Vampire Hunte - rMary Borsellino
* Sweet Caroline - Jennifer Lynn Barnes
* Dear Diary . . . - Karen Mahoney
* A Visitor's Guide to Fell's Church - Red and Vee



I know, I know. My essay titles. I once titled one of my essays with a Latin pun. They never let you out of nerdtown for that. In fact I believe I may have been made mayor for that.

Aaaaand, there is going to be a Demon's Lexicon Series poster! I am getting a real designer to do this, but I have used my elite art program skills to show you a ROUGHT DRAFT.









Pretty all finished and all together, don't you think? *coughs* I know they do not exactly, uh, line up, but you get the idea.


I know you are all pretty impressed by those fancy art skills. I also made a collage for Listen for a Whisper. I am so cool. ;)

I will of course sign any and all of these fine prizes! And I hope you enjoy the Promotion Notion as much as I do.

Comments

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one_windiga
Apr. 2nd, 2011 06:35 pm (UTC)
Awesome! I can't wait to see all of the entries! Those prizes are really great.

(Also, am I totally crazy or is the header title to your LJ "Into that world inverted..." a reference to Elizabeth Bishop? Because that is possibly my most favorite poem ever.)
sarahtales
Apr. 3rd, 2011 01:47 am (UTC)
It is! I love that poem too, and wanted to use a few lines as an epigraph for my series, but sadly, still in copyright...
one_windiga
Apr. 3rd, 2011 01:52 am (UTC)
!!!

That would have been so awesome. Too bad. Still! Neat to know that was your intention. :]
sarahtales
Apr. 3rd, 2011 02:05 am (UTC)
Yep. Where the shadow is really the body... and you love me. I couldn't use anything else, so I went tragically without.
tsubaki_ny
Apr. 2nd, 2011 06:48 pm (UTC)
Ooooo, the UK "Surrender" cover!
sarahtales
Apr. 3rd, 2011 02:06 am (UTC)
Pretty, right? *beams*
tsubaki_ny
Apr. 3rd, 2011 10:00 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous! And accurate. :-D

(And slightly more photographic?)

I really do love the UK covers. (I hope it still counts towards your sales rankings/numbers/etc. if I get them/have gotten them all from Book Depository...?)
sarahtales
Apr. 4th, 2011 01:34 am (UTC)
Oh yes, thanks. ;)

And yes, more photographic, as the art-y covers were making people think the books skewed younger, which they really don't. I was apprehensive but I love it!
imagined_away
Apr. 2nd, 2011 08:45 pm (UTC)
*flails* I am stuck between wanting that AWESOME poster (my dorm walls would look so nice and demon-filled!) and The Girl Who Was On Fire because I may have a slightly unhealthy love for those books.
That said if I were to somehow win you'd probably need to mail the ARC to my grave as I would die of happiness.

I can't wait to see all the entries!
slytherincesss
Apr. 2nd, 2011 10:54 pm (UTC)
Because I'm horribly self-centered and everything is always about me me magical me . . . I have never congratulated you on your successes! They couldn't have happened to nicer person. You're numero uno on my to-read list. Just wanted to say that! :D
sarahtales
Apr. 4th, 2011 01:35 am (UTC)
Heh. *beams* Thank you very much, and should you read I hope you will enjoy. ;)
rockinlibrarian
Apr. 3rd, 2011 01:38 am (UTC)
I am very impressed by your essay titles, actually. They fill me with joy, which is all that matters anyway.
katelinnea
Apr. 3rd, 2011 01:56 am (UTC)
I am very much admiring of the prizes but of course not entering the contest, as that wouldn't be fair at ALL. But I didn't know you were in that Year's Best book - must order! You and so many others I love, all together!
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bredalot
Apr. 3rd, 2011 02:56 am (UTC)
When I bought HP6 at midnight, one of the FREE THINGS they gave us was a poster of all the covers so far compiled into one absolutely gorgeous image, which I kept on the wall of my dorm room all through college, so it is very cool that you're doing the same thing. :D

PS: One of my favorite things in that book is actually the stupid little Latin joke JKR threw in for those of us paying attention, so I am in nerdtown with you!
thehappyberry
Apr. 3rd, 2011 06:20 am (UTC)
I love the prototype book cover poster! However, it makes me sad, because I have the cover for Demon's Lexicon that has the close-up of broody Nick's head, and while I love it, I'm sad that it doesn't match with my Demon's Covenant cover and won't match the cover of the last book either.

I'm also super excited about your essays. I'm totally lacking in time and creativity, so won't be entering the contest, but I will probably be enticed to buy the books you are offering up as prizes.
moia
Apr. 3rd, 2011 10:46 am (UTC)
Lovely prizes! :) Yay for your short story being included in that anthology(?). :)

I am very tempted to buy those two books of essays, because I want to read yours, but I have like zero time and energy for bookreading sonce I started my new job 6 months ago and still haven't gotten through the first of three boks I got myself as a gift for New Year :( and i don't feel like I should buy more books until I finish reading those. (Though I already made an exception for Surrender... I preordered it the other day. ;))
blackoakdreams
Apr. 4th, 2011 02:11 am (UTC)
Hope your travels this week go easy and well, with no misplaced luggage or other random disasters. I've been very excited about you coming down to Los Angeles again, as I missed you last time you were by and am not working this time around. Also, I hope your blatant weakness when it comes to giving away spoilers when met in person holds true.
seemichelleread.blogspot.com
Apr. 4th, 2011 09:14 pm (UTC)
Just stopping in to say:
a) I don't think I can wait much more for THE DEMON'S SURRENDER, and
b) I am one of those hoping to meet you in LA this weekend! *squeals*

*runs away*
(Anonymous)
Apr. 8th, 2011 04:47 pm (UTC)
Looking Forward To Getting Involved
Thanks...this looks really interesting. I am looking forward to having my says!
(Anonymous)
Apr. 11th, 2011 01:58 am (UTC)
Just saying "hi" from the Gold Coast, Australia - Looking Forward To Getting Involved.
Thanks...this looks really interesting. I am looking forward to having my say!
animefiend_176
May. 26th, 2011 04:25 pm (UTC)
I'd buy it.

Also, I finally managed to locate The Demon's Lexicon and The Demon's Covenant at my local library, and I am so excited to read them that I might not even wait until I'm done with The Towers of Midnight! You should feel special; there aren't many books I'd postpone Wheel of Time for.
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