Wednesday, April 04, 2007

For the Readers

Plague of Memory, StarDoc book seven, made #10 on the Locus SF bestseller list. To my knowledge, my publisher didn't do anything to promote the book (and other than a couple of copies I gave away, neither did I.) All this means is that my readers get 100% of the credit for putting it there. Thank you. Patricia Briggs's second Mercy Thompson novel, Blood Bound (which I did promote) came in at #4, and I know a lot of you helped spread the word, so thank you again.

I'm still waiting to hear from my SF editor on the revised proposals for StarDoc books eight and nine, Drednoc and Crystal Healer. I'll pass along whatever news I receive as soon as it comes in.

Links from around the publishing blogosphere:

Romance author Ann Christopher is giving away three ARCs she found while cleaning her office (see, I'm not the only one who does that); details can be found over at her April contest page.

Our tireless blog pal Alison Kent is always finding giveaways and contests as well as holding her own for both readers and writers.

Vampire Genre's April News page has a long list of reader giveaways and contests (scroll down), including chances to win a signed set of seven of Michelle Rowen's novels and a $100 gift card from Jenna Black.

I'm going to copycat Ann Christopher's idea and give away two ARCs I found when I was cleaning out some gratis copy boxes yesterday: Into the Fire by Jessica Hall and Dark Need by Lynn Viehl. In comments to this post, list which one you'd prefer to win (or, if you have no preference, just throw your name in the hat and you'll be entered into both drawings) by midnight EST on Thursday, April 5, 2007. I'll draw two names at random and send the winners the ARCs, signed, along with a surprise. Giveaway open to everyone on the planet, even if you've won something here at PBW in the past.

68 comments:

  1. I already have Dark Need, so please put my name in the hat for Into the Fire. Thanks, Ann

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  2. Throwing my name into the hat! Great news about Plague of Memory, by the way- congratulations!

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  3. Anonymous1:53 AM

    Tossing name into pot. I'm just happy to be here and would be thrilled with either. If I had to choose...Dark Need.

    Karen, the lurker

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  4. Either book is good...I trip out when I clean and find stuff that I thought my kids lost....Congrats on the #10...Hugs, Danette

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  5. Neat news that Plague of Memory making it to #10! Please put me in the draw for Into the Fire.

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  6. Jason3:12 AM

    I love your writing, so either is fine with me!

    Congrats on #10!!!

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  7. Heather4:03 AM

    can i toss my hat in for either.

    only recently found Star Doc one in a second hand book shop and playing catch up on your work

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  8. Adele4:31 AM

    Grats on #10! I'll toss in a worn old baseball cap for Dark Need. It's the only one I can find at the moment. :)

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  9. I'll throw my name in too. Don't have either of them so either would be appreciated should I get lucky.

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  10. Into the hat for Dark Need, please!

    Congratulations for Plague of Memory.

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  11. just throwing my name in the hat. Haven't read either so really want to. THX!

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  12. Tossing my name in for both books as I don't have either of these yet. Thank you. And congrats on Plague of Memory.

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  13. Throwing my name into the hat -- and I'd be thrilled with either one! thanks!

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  14. i would like to have into the fire. i already have the other.

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  15. Bridget Medora6:42 AM

    Dark Need please! Thank you PBW. =)

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  16. Throwing my name in for Into the Fire -- I already have a copy of Dark Need :) Thanks!

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  17. Me, me, me!
    Please?

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  18. :::raising hand and waving wildly::: I want to win!:::looking sheepishly around the room:::

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  19. Hat, meet Name. Name, hat.

    I'm a Dark Need kind of girl.

    Thanks!

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  20. Anonymous8:45 AM

    Would love a copy of either. Congratulations on Plague and keeping fingers crossed for the next 2 StarDoc novels.

    marie

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  21. Count me in. I have no preference. I would love either one.

    And thanks for the link to Vampire Genre. My daughter will love it. =oD

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  22. Congrats on the listing Lynn! You can throw me in the hat for Dark Need. ;) My book budget is nearly on empty!

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  23. Throw my name into the hat! I wouldn't mind either one.
    janice

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  24. I have Into the Fire, so I would love a shot at Dark Need. Thanks!

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  25. Tossing my name in the hat. Would be grateful for either one. Thanks as always for your generosity! It's much appreciated.

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  26. Throwing my name in ye olde hat. (I already have Dark Need.)

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  27. SandyW11:24 AM

    First of all, congratulations on making the bestseller list. You and Ms. Briggs definitely deserve it.

    Into the Fire, please, on account of I have every Darkyn book out, and am eagerly awaiting the next one.

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  28. Congratulations! Please don't throw my name into the hat as I have both books (and loved them)... I just wanted to add a congratulations...

    Having said that, the surprise is making me curiously curious...

    Mary2

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  29. I'd love either one... no preference. I'm all about authors I haven't read!

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  30. Just got my May RT. Congrats on the four star review for Night Lost.

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  31. I'd like to throw my name in for either of the books.

    Thanks, and congrats on the #10!

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  32. Just throwing my name into the hat, with an expert-like flick o' the wrist!

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  33. COngrats on your success. Either one is fine. Thanks.

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  34. Either book is great! Thanks so much. Congrats and best.

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  35. Congrats on your book and endeavors. Wonderful. Would enjoy either book.

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  36. Best wishes. Congrats. Would love to read either book. thanks.

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  37. Would love to read either of the books. COngrats on the review.

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  38. Please throw my name in too.

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  39. Please pick any book. Thanks so much. and congrats.

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  40. Love to read either book. Great! Thanks very much.

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  41. Anonymous3:28 PM

    Hi,

    Congrats on making the bestseller list! You deserve it. I can't wait to read Plague of Memory.

    I'd love to win either book. I've never read your alter-egos.

    Thanks!
    Jack's Momma

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  42. Melissa B.3:48 PM

    Oooo, it's such a hard decision! If I had to choose, I think I would go with "Into the Fire", though I would totally accept either one. :)

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  43. Into the Fire by Jessica Hall please and thanks.

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  44. Congrats on #10. Have not read either so toss my name in the hat please.

    Cherie J

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  45. Congrats on the best seller list!

    I would LOVE a copy of Dark Need.

    'Pretty, pretty, please,' she says to the heavens.

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  46. Grats on that #10!

    I've got Dark Need, so in the hat for Into the Fire.

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  47. Dark Need for me please :).

    Every time I see Crystal Healer I think of the Crystal Singer books. I'm a bad sqrl.

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  48. As I already own Dark Need, I'm throwing my name into the pot for Into the Fire. :)

    Eponin

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  49. Anonymous6:02 PM

    Into the Fire!

    Christina Stiles

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  50. I would love to read your book, Dark Need. And thanks for the heads up on the Vampire website,a great source for reviews and titles.

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  51. I'm always up for a give-away. :) And I have no preference as to which book.

    ~Nicole

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  52. Anonymous7:04 PM

    Oh, purty please. Fingers and toes are crossed for the Dark Need ARC. I love the Darkyn series!!!!!

    ~CJ

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  53. I'd love to win Dark Need. I haven't started reading that series, yet. I'm so glad to hear that you're working toward more of the Stardoc series. I love those books.

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  54. Throwing my name in the hat for either one!

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  55. If it could be a signed copy of Dark Need I would love that :) I have a copy already but it could do with replacing as I have reread it to pieces :)

    Deidre

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  56. Congratulations on making the TOP TEN, woo-hoo!

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  57. Throwing my hat in with all the rest. I already have both books, but if you're going to autograph them (hope, hope, hint, hint), I'll take whatever I can get. :) Also, congratulations on being in the top ten!

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  58. I am a shameless fan and would love the ARC of Dark Need, if my name was picked...

    Congrats on making the list!

    Terri B

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  59. Oh I'm easy - I'd be happy with either book. Thanks for the chance.
    Congratulations!!

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  60. Please toss my name into the hat for Dark Need!!

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  61. Anonymous2:56 AM

    Congrats on making the Top 10!

    I already have Dark Need, so please put my name in the hat for Into the Fire.

    Thanks,

    Terri W

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  62. Kaelle10:31 AM

    Congratulations!

    Dark Need, please.

    (shameful plug follows) since it's my birthday today maybe I'll win?

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  63. Surprises are fun.

    I wouldn't mind a crack at INTO THE FIRE, if you don't mind!

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  64. Forced to choose I'll go with Into the Fire.

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  65. Please put my name in the hat, too. I'd be happy with either ARC.

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  66. Anonymous3:19 PM

    I'm glad to add my name too (although I never win the lottery).

    Best,
    Pencilone

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  67. I've got both of them so please don't put my name in the hat. Just wanted to say congrats! That's fun getting on those lists.

    Cheers,
    Margaret

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