Sunday, May 19, 2013

CARNIEPUNK ARC GIVEAWAY

My email and direct message repositories have turned into a knotted mass of frothing demands for a chance at Carniepunk.

You'll all have your chance to get your mits on this fantastic urban fantasy anthology on July 23rd. But if you really, really, really can't wait, here's your chance to win an ARC (advanced reading copy) of the story. It has that fantastic cover, and the font and ornamentation are gorgeous. It's drool-worthy. Seriously.

So I'm going to make this easy on you. There's a Rafflecopter widget thingie below. Choose and perish! Uhm...I mean choose and enter to win. The contest will be open for a week and I'll announce the winner here and on Twitter. If you include your email address in your blog comment, I will endeavor to email as well.

I apologize, but this contest is only open to US residents. Thanks to Gallery Books for the ARC. You can find "buy" links on my Books page if you'd like to pre-order. Good luck!


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35 comments:

  1. Amazing authors, fascinating subject, fast fun to follow..!!

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  2. Oh this looks bloody amazing. I'd love a chance at this! I haven't been to a circus in years, and it wasn't the best experience right after seeing Water For Elephants. Probably should have re-thought that one.

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    1. That's a bizarre sort of double feature. :)

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  3. I don't have any particularly exciting carnival/circus experiences to share. The worst ride I ever rode was at a little carnival in Greensboro, NC. The swinging pirate boat looked a bit iffy, but I let myself be talked into it. Keep in mind, I almost never get motion sick. This ride is why I say "almost" never. As it swung backward, I felt a year's worth of meals trying to escape my body. As it swung forward again, I felt like I was about to fall out and carve a me-shaped craater in the pavement. It could not end soon enough!

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    1. Sometimes those smaller rides are the worst. All jerky and rattly.

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  4. I was on the giant ferris wheel at this carnival in Killeen, TX. Several of the cars/cabins ? had ginormous holes in the bottom of them. I was stuck upside down in one of them for several horrifying minutes! Mind you...I was in elementary school at the time. Needless to say...I never got on THAT ride again.

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  5. Being from a small town, we never saw much of carnivals. The closest I had was county fair type things. Which I never got to enjoy, between 4-H events I was in and whatnot. But there was the one year I did the greased pig contest. Was cleaning grease out of my hair for weeks it seemed like.

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    1. We don't have much of a carnival scene in Alaska, either. Though, our pigs race rather than grease you. :)

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  6. Never get too close to the clowns. I made that mistake once and, when faced with the horrible reality of what they are, you have only two choices. You can run away .... or you can join them. I've never stopped running.

    @GradStudentNo6

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    1. LOL. I've never seen this spelled out...but I think I understand it instinctively.

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  7. I have never particularly liked clowns but I let myself be talked into going to a circus once, a long time ago when I was a wee lad. That clown either should not have been that close, or should have been wearing a cup, nuff said.

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  8. I would LOVE to read this book! I have no amazing "I went to the carnival/circus" story to share. The closest I can come is that I went to school with a boy, third generation circus people. He, his brother, his father, and his grandfather all worked as clowns for Ringling Brothers; they moved to my area when his dad retired. My classmate had performed as a clown -- traveling all over the world -- since he was five years old.

    He used to help people do their makeup for Halloween, and he used to come to all the high school football games in full costume and makeup, and walking on ten foot stilts.

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    1. Now I want you to write a retired clown story. :)

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  9. Carnies and Kevin Hearne? Yep, I'm totally in.

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  10. Share your best/worst/strangest carnival, fair or circus experience (please try to be family friendly - creative euphemisms welcome).

    I don't live a very strange life, but does being in a circus count?

    When I was a kid, I led a parade at our local circus because I had won top honors in an essay contest. So for that day, I was actually part of the circus.

    Sadly, I couldn't DO anything. When you are a tall child, you find that you outgrow all the fun stuff faster than normal. No elephant ride for me :(

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    1. Oh, no!

      I was the opposite. I was like 21 before I was tall enough for bumper cars.

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  11. whoo hoo! thanks for the contesterino. :) Totally a word. I remember Carnivals. it's funny how as a little little kid you don't see the creepyiness. Then you become a teen and become aware of the creepfactor.... :)

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  12. Hmmmm not really had any odd experiences. Just watched the carnies as they worked and wondered why they do this.

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    1. Having worked among carnies for a summer, I can say there are a variety of reasons, some understandable...some so very bizarre.

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  13. This looks like Something Wicked on steroids. I'm going to have to break down and purchase a book (instead of borrowing from the library) again.

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  14. Two of the most awesome books I've read so far this year have been circus novels. I am particularly interested in aerialists, acrobats and the sideshow. The cable TV series Carnivale was creepy, but one of my favorite shows of all time. I can't wait to read Carniepunk!

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  15. I'm really looking forward to this one. I've had it in my calendar for months to remember to reserve it from the library, but owning it would be a real treat. Thanks for the opportunity.

    Cathy/greytfriend
    Greytfriend216 at gmail dot com

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  16. I just came across this looking for more information about the authors. I'm really looking forward to reading this anthology!

    Onblink at gmail dot com

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  17. Thanks for the great contest! Love your blog!
    ailishsmom AT g mail DOT com

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  18. Now I really hate circuses for one reason. Clowns. I've hated them since I was a little kid and I still do. Once I went to a circus because I was forced into it and my parents wouldn't let me stay home because I was 7 years old and 'a big girl'. So we were walking around and I was terrified. Suddenly, a large scary clown was in front of me trying to get me to take a picture with him. I screamed and hit him in the stomach really hard. Needless to say, my parents have never taken me back to a circus.

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  19. I went to the carnival and got lost in the house of mirrors. I got so scared I was lost I kept running into walls, until my cousin had to come in and help me out. Not my best moment.

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  20. Can't wait to see all the stories in here.

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  21. Looks like a great collection of stories

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