Tuesday, October 11, 2011

By the Pale Moonlight Giveaway!!

It's here. IT'S REALLY HERE!!

By The Pale Moonlight has finally arrived!

The official release date: October 18th, 2011!

Digital downloads will be available from Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and Amazon, with print copies to follow soon after. (I will post all necessary links once things go live.)

I can't tell you how excited I am for this moment. To give you a little history, I wrote this book back in my law school days. In fact, I believe I started it when I should have been studying for mid-terms... OOPS. (Don't tell my old profs.)

At the time, I had my first novel, FAKING IT, out on submission with agents, and BTPM was a way of taking my mind off the process. As they say, when you're worried about one project, throw yourself into another. And that's exactly what I did. I pounded out a major chunk of the book in November and completed it that spring. All in all, I finished the first draft of the book in about three weeks (total). What can I say? It came to me fast and furious when I actually had time to work on it. :)

To put it simply: Writing Young Adult had me at hello.

There's something so compelling and immediate about the world of teenagers. While I love writing for adults, there will always be a special place in my heart for YA. It's my first love.

So, there I was with a finished book...that was what...four years ago? Longer? (Where does the time go?) Yes, it's been a long time between the finished first draft and today. What can I say? Real life has a way of throwing a lot of obstacles in the road, and for one reason or another, BTPM kept being put on the back burner.

It was always there, though...and I knew without a doubt that it should be shared with the world. And earlier this year, I decided to do exactly that. So, to help celebrate this moment, I've decided to do a GIVEAWAY!!

*You get a book, you get a book, and YOU get a book!!*

Here's how it works:

There are two legs to this contest:

On the official release date, October 18th, I will giveaway TWO digital copies of By the Pale Moonlight--your choice of format. If you don't win, NEVER fear.. all entries will roll over to the next drawing, which will take place on:

Halloween, when I will giveaway TWO paperback editions.

There are many, many ways you can enter:

1. Blog/Facebook/Tweet, etc. about the contest, providing a link to this post (or the twin post over at All the World's Our Page. You can earn yourself one entry for every time you do this. Go wild. :)

2. Embed my book trailer, found HERE, in on your blog/Facebook/Twitter.

3. Post a comment here, telling me what YOU love about young adult books. If you've never read one, that's okay--it's never too late to start. :)

4. This pertains more to the second leg of the contest, but if you post a book review of By the Pale Moonlight before Halloween, you will be entered into the drawing for a paperback.

5. And this one is just for fun. The full moon is this Wednesday, the 12th. If you snap a photo of it from wherever in the world you are and send me the link, you can be entered yet again.

Last step is posting here or at RT, telling me what you've done to enter. Please post links--I promise to check out each and every one. :)

I can't tell you how excited I am for Tuesday to get here. And nervous. I really hope you love my characters and story as much I do. :)

Thank you all, and good luck!!

And if you have no clue what book I've been going on about, check out the trailer...


J.L. Murphey said...

Jenn, Great pre-release promo idea!

Beth said...

I don't read much YA, but I would like to read more, because I need to be reminded what it was to be one. LOL. Would love to win a copy of BTPM. And the cover is _stunning_. I don't know if you know how unusual that is for a self-published book. [g] Yours looks professional.

Deniz Bevan said...

Squee, Jen! Off to write my blog post for tomorrow...

Deniz Bevan said...

By the way, what's your back cover blurb? I was going to copy that over to my blog post...

Jennifer Hendren said...

@Jo -- Thanks! :)

@Beth -- Coooome to the daaark siiiide. Mwhahaha. (g) Thanks about the cover--I'm in love with it. :) My friend, Jameson, did a bang up job pulling it together for me. He's pretty over the moon by your comment. lol

@Deniz -- Thanks! And I'm not sure if you got my message on the forum, but I'll get you a cover blurb some time tonight. I hope. lol

Tricia H said...

I'm so excited for you! There was so much about this book to love, I'm sure other readers will love it too.
PS- The cover is gorgeous!

Coleen Patrick said...

Hi Jennifer! Good luck on your launch! I love YA--I shared your link on Google plus and I'm going to tweet about it right now.
By the way the trailer looks great :)

Jennifer Hendren said...

@Tricia, Thank you very much!! So good to see you, btw. :) Hope things are well in your world.

@Coleen Thank you so much for spreading the word. :) Eee, it all happens tomorrow. *nervous* (g)

ATU said...

Happy Book Birthday! Looking forward to reading By the Pale Moonlight!