Monday, January 4, 2010

Suzette and Bethany's Wicked-Awesome-Prizes Contest


Bethany and I have decided to hold a contest, our very first, all in the name of ringing in the New Year. We want to give you a boost toward achieving your dreams!

The Prizes:

2 Query Critiques*
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2 First Five Page Critiques*
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1 Inscribed/Autographed The Dark Divine*
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5 Winners

To enter this contest there are two things you must do.
  1. Be a follower of this blog (in the sidebar on the right)
  2. Post about this contest on your own blog (not just a mention, an actual post.)
To earn more entries you can do the following:
  • Tweet about the contest with a link to this blog
  • Link to the contest on Facebook or MySpace (i.e. paste it in your status)
  • Mention this contest in a forum (such as Absolute Write or the QueryTracker Forum.)
Here is the address to copy-and-paste to link back to this post: http://suzettesaxton.blogspot.com/2010/01/suzette-and-bethanys-wicked-awesome.html

Then let us know what you've done in the comments of this post so we can get you entered. And be sure to tell us which prize you want to win! (You have one week to enter. Winners announced Monday, January 11, 2010)

We are so excited to be doing this! Please let us know if you have any questions. And check out my uber-fun (and informational!) Top Ten post over on the QueryTracker blog.

Good luck!

Suzy

*All critiques are private and will not be published on this or any blog.

*The Dark Divine is written by Bree Despain and will be inscribed with the winner's name and autographed by Bree on February 13th, and shipped shortly thereafter.

96 comments:

Angie said...

Oh, such wonderful prizes! What a great idea.

Kristi said...

Love it! I posted this on my Sisters in Scribe blog - sistersinscribe.blogspot.com and I'm a loyal follower of your blog :) Alas, I haven't joined the Twitter world yet but maybe 2010 is my year!

Kristi said...

Oh, I'd love a query critique if I'm one of the winners :)

Nisa said...

I'm following, I've done a blog post and a facebook and twitter link. Thanks for hosting!

Lisa and Laura said...

Fabulous contest ladies!!!

L.T. Elliot said...

That's a pretty exciting contest!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Woo-hoo! Great contest - count me in. I'm a loyal follower, I'll do a post, and I'll figure out how to link you from my facebook.

Thanks ladies! :-)

Suzette Saxton said...

To link to the post on Facebook, just add this in as part of your status:

http://suzettesaxton.blogspot.com/2010/01/suzette-and-bethanys-wicked-awesome.html

Kimberly Franklin said...

Great contest! I will be doing exactly what you listed later today. I'll let you know once I've completed my tasks! Can't wait!

Stephanie said...

Hello! I posted the contest on my blog, on Twitter (@stephanihaefner) and posted it on the Authors, Agents and Aspiring Writers Group on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=name&id=652197599#/group.php?gid=204725947524. Thanks for doing this! I would love to win one of the critiques!

Virginia @ Where You Hang Your Hat said...

I'm following!

J.N. Future Author said...

A chance for THE Suzette Saxton to edit something from me? your are talking THE REAL Suzette Saxton, you know, Three Secrets, Secret Sisters, and the Bone Setter?

^.^ Awesome! I'm in!!! ^.^

Simon C. Larter said...

Oh, fun! Perhaps I'll toss my hat in the ring too.

(I do so love blog contests.)

Robyn Campbell said...

Blogging it, facebooking it, tweeting it, and talkin' about it over at the forum. Left links on facebook and twitter. And my blog too of course. I'm a follower(isn't everyone?):0)

So I'm good to go. *she rubs hands together*

Robyn Campbell said...

Oops, forgot to say the prize. Hmmm I guess the first five pages or the critique. Hmmmm, first five pages. That's gotta be the one. Thanks.

Kelly Lyman said...

This is a great contest! Thanks for doing it...I can use all the help I can get!
I"m a follower and I've posted this on my blog!
I don't do Twitter as of yet...I don't understand it! Maybe 2010 I'll start. ;)

www.kellylyman.blogspot.com

Scott said...

Okay - post about this contest is scheduled to post tomorrow morning. I've 'shared' this on Facebook so it appears on my page, and I'm now following (I thought I already was, go figure!!) the blog. Do I get extra points for following? I'm all about extra points . . . anything to put me ahead of Robyn! Ha!

As for the prize, since I can't win all five . . . five page critique will do just nicely!

S

p.s. If I can figure out how to Tweet the contest I will. I mean, I have a Twitter account, I'm just not much into tweeting!

Suzette Saxton said...

Fabulous! Great to see so many entering.

To Tweet this on Twitter, all you need to do is click on the little green TWEET button at the top of this blog post. It'll walk you through logging into your Twitter account and then automatically tweet it on your behalf. :D

Liza said...

I'm in!

Amy Tate said...

Wow! What a wonderful contest!

ElanaJ said...

Cool, guys!!

Larissa said...

Ack! Do I have to pick one prize?!?

*sigh* I guess I'll pick the 5 page crit.

I'm a follower.

I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/lchardesty/status/7380588230

I blogged here: http://lchardesty.blogspot.com/2010/01/yet-another-awesome-contest-for-you-to.html

DL Hammons said...

Man...I want all five prizes! If I start four more blogs do you think I might have a shot? :)

I'd better get busy!

Larissa said...

Can I put in an extra entry to go for the copy of Dark Divine?

I will go post at Verla's Blueboards...here: http://www.verlakay.com/boards/index.php?topic=41205.0

Tere Kirkland said...

Just posted about this on my blog...
sounds like a great contest.

I could always use more feedback on my pages, too.

Thanks, y'all!

Valerie said...

Awesome contest! I posted about it on my blog http://valeriekwrites.blogspot.com
and I tweeted about it. I'm @valeriekwrites

I would love the 5 page critique if I win.

TerryLynnJohnson said...

I'm a new follower! Great contest. I have a January book giveaway on my blog too.
I would love to win a 5 page crit!

Lizzy Mason said...

Cool, guys! I've been really wanting to read the Dark Divine!

I've posted on my blog:
http://lizzymason.blogspot.com/2010/01/blog-contest-no-not-here.html

And I've been following for awhile now, so yay! :)

Happy New Year!

the cautionary tale said...

posted over on my blog and I'd love to win the critique.

Patty said...

Aw, this is awesome!
I would love the query critique or The Dark Devine book.
I twittered:
http://twitter.com/yayreader/status/7382961049

and posted on both of my blogs:

Yay! Reads:
http://yayreads.blogspot.com/2010/01/awesome-contest.html

The Word Map:
http://thewordmap.blogspot.com/2010/01/awesome-contest.html

Thanks!

Sharon Mayhew said...

What an awesome contest, ladies! I'm already a follower, I mentioned your contest on my blog, and I linked it to my facebook wall. (I sure would like to win a critique!)

Sharla said...

How cool!!! I'm all over it. I'm a follower, and I've posted on:

my blog (http://sharlascroggs.blogspot.com/2010/01/go-get-you-present.html)

AbsoluteWrite (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=167349)

Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%253A%252F%252Fsuzettesaxton.blogspot.com%252F2010%252F01%252Fsuzette-and-bethanys-wicked-awesome.html&h=13b7ec19b3b9c8a0bfd8b489ccd14411&ref=nf)

I'm excited and would LOVE the five page critique. Very fun! Thanks for doing this!

Simon C. Larter said...

Blogged it, tweeted it, but couldn't possibly use a query crit, since I don't have a novel to shop. :)

I'd take the book or the 1st 5 page crit.

Best of luck to everyone!

graceofgodgoI said...

I am a published author, and my latest book Birth of the Lucifer star is being published would love to have it critiqued

d e bartley
castdcas@aol.com

Deb Salisbury said...

Too cool! These are great prizes! I'm in!

Hmm. My word verification is fuzznmen. Is it telling me something?

Karen Denise said...

You're right, this is a wicked-awesome contest! I've posted a link on my sidebar. Does that count? If not, I'll post about this tomorrow and I'm already a follower.

If I win, I'd like the critique of the first five pages, please. Does it have to be from a completed novel or can it be a wip?

Suzette Saxton said...

Sure, Larissa, we can put you in for Dark Divine with your other entry.

LOL, DL and Deb!

Karen, the link in your sidebar is fine. Your wip does not need to be complete in order to win.

Seriously, everyone, I'm so thrilled to have you joining the contest. This has been such a fun day for me. Every time I open up my email it's like Christmas all over again.

Christine Fonseca said...

Okay - I am blogging about this tomorrow (here's the link - http://christinefonseca.wordpress.com/2010/01/05/contests-contests-contests/), I already follow you, and I'll tweet tomorrow. If I were to win...I would want the book! So FUN!

Tamika: said...

How awesome Ladies! I have happily been a follower for some time, and I did do a blog post about the contest today @ The Write Worship.

I would like to win the five page critique!

Looking forward to a fabulous year, and I;m praying the same for you.

Diana Paz said...

You sweethearts. I tweeted @dianap698 and I blogged: http://writingrollercoasters.blogspot.com/2010/01/not-just-mention-actual-post-shooting.html

Of course I follow you :) :) I don't do Facebook or Myspace (sighh, so hard to keep up but eventually I'll probably cave and sign up). If I go to forums and post I'll scoot back over here and let you know.

Thanks for the exciting contest... whoever wins is a lucky writer.

Yamile said...

Great contest! I've been a follower for a while, and I twitted (@cheboricuas) and posted on FB.

Tanvi said...

I have to choose one? Aww... Guess I'd take either the query or Dark Divine. :D

So, I've blogged: http://tanvi-b.blogspot.com/2010/01/wicked-awesome-is-understatement.html
Tweeted: http://twitter.com/xginnyx/status/7396166067
And Shared on FB: http://www.facebook.com/posted.php?id=669598106 [But you probably can't see it due to the security setting :P]

This is one wicked awesome contest! Go you guys!

Shelby said...

cool beans! Ok, I'm following you guys and I'm posting a link about the deal...cheers :)

Michelle H. said...

Thanks for the contest! I'm a follower.

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/MichelleHickman

A Facebooked it (is "Facebooked" an actually word? Oh, well.

I made a post about it on my writing blog:

http://michellehickman.blogspot.com/2010/01/writing-contest-without-writing.html

As for a prize, gosh, I'm not really picky. I'll take a query critique or a five page or the Devine book. Whichever one my name comes up in the hat.

Jackee said...

Great! Thank you so much, ladies!
I blogged it, facebooked it, and pretty much shouted it from my roof top.

Have a great day!

Wendy Sparrow said...

I'm following! I'm following! Which is weird, because I thought I already was. Maybe I just kept running over from Diana's blog and forgot to click that little button.

Yay for contests! Woo woo!

DL Hammons said...

Okay...the deed is done! I've posted a blog entry about your contest, I tweeted it (and I hardly ever tweet), and I'll paste a link to it on my facebook page when I go home for lunch (blocked here at work - evil IT guys!)

When I'm selected (did you notice the confidence - *wink*), I would really like a query critique.

DL

lbdiamond said...

What a great idea!! I've signed up as a follower, I've posted about this contest on my blog (with a link to this site), I've added to the thread on Query Tracker, and this contest is the topic of my first Tweet ever! Woot!

If selected, I would very much like a query letter review! Help! :)

Thanks so much; this is a fantastic site!

L

Erin Cole said...

A great excerpt! Believable characters and though the plot isn't quite discernable in this scene, it feels as if there will be a real good story weaved into it.

A contest with such a valuable prize - I have completed my novel, Unearthing Jev, and the proposal package and would love to have a query critique.

I am a follower and will be linking this contest on my blog (Listen to the Voices) and on facebook.

Thanks and good luck to everyone.

Julie Dao said...

What terrific prizes! I will have to remember to blog about this :)

cipherqueen said...

Your blog is amazing! I've done a post about the contest (and contests in general, hope you don't mind) as well as on facebook and querytracker. Thanks so much and keep writing!

Mary Campbell said...

I didn't know you ladies live you Utah - that's awesome. Hope we get to meet sometime. Your contest is fabulous - can't enter right now need to finish rough draft.

beth said...

Very cool contest! (Don't enter me, but I just wanted to pop in and say this is awesome!)

Amber Lynae said...

I'm a follower. I blogged about the contest on seriouslyamberlynae(dot)blogspot(dot)com and I posted it in my facebook status.

Roni @ FictionGroupie said...

Great contest. :) I'm a follower and I'll link to you guys in my post tomorrow. And I'll tweet now. Thanks!

Oh, and I'd take the book since my finished project is already out there on reads with publishers so there's no changing the pages now, lol.

Karen said...

Oh, I want to win this! I would take the 5 page critique if I won.

blog post:
http://novelsduringnaptime.blogspot.com/2010/01/wicked-awesome-contest.html

twitter: @naptimewriter

Thanks for an awesome contest!

Suzette Saxton said...

Speaking of awesome, YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST! All of you. I mean it! Thank you for making this contest a great success.

lbdiamond said...

Hi there! Just wanted to add I posted a link to your website on my Facebook page--I will mention your contest too!

What fun!

WindyA said...

I am so in! You guys are totally awesome to do this.

Blogged it. Tweeted it. Facebooked it. Loyal follower too!

Suzyhayze said...

I blogged it, posted to twitter, posted to facebook, retweeted your tweet and everything. Enter me enter me. AND i think I already posted here, but did it not take? Hmmmmmm?

Milk Money said...

I might have to finally bite at this one. Thanks for the opportunity. And thanks, Suzanne, for posting!

Amy Holder said...

What a fantastic contest idea!!

Sherry Dale Rogers said...

OMG! I am soooo excited, I posted about it on my blog, I facebook it, and I twitted it...

If I win "by the star above let me win" I would love to have the first page critques.

Yay!

Sherry Dale Rogers said...

Oh, and yes I have been following for some time now...Ta Ta.

Xuxana said...

Is this contest only for YA writers?

Suzette Saxton said...

So exciting to see all these comments. Xuxana, the contest is for ANY genre. :)

Annarkie said...

Following the blog. Tweeted bout it, and will do a blog post tomorrow at http://brooklynann.blogspot.com
Thanks guys!

Michelle H. said...

Okay, I'm back. I had to wait a day before making a post about it on my regular blog (because I had made another recent one). But it's up now.

http://thesurlywriter.blogspot.com/2010/01/yo-writers-contests-galore.html

Along with the tweet, the facebook, and the second post on my writer blog that I mentioned above in a previous comment.

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Great New Year's celebration idea. I posted at http://eileenastels.blogspot.com/2010/01/definitely-not-good-start-but-theres.html.

Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

B.J. Anderson said...

Hey Suzette and Bethany! I'm doing a post about this, but don't enter me in the contest because that would be, well, cheating, lol. :D

Kelly H-Y said...

Wow! Awesome contest and very generous prizes!

Christina Lee said...

woo hoo! hello gals! I'm already a follower. I just posted this on my blog and I tweeted it!! Of course, as many others, I'd love a five page critique (and the book) :)

Mim said...

I posted and I'm a follower. This is a great contest. I'd want to win a critique, because I already have The Dark Divine

http://confessionsofafirsttimenovelist.blogspot.com/2010/01/contest-for-critiques-and-signed-book.html

Melissa said...

Awesome contest! I'm a follower now (saw the contest at Diana's blog), I'm going to do a post about the contest, and I retweeted it. Would love a first five page critique. Thanks!

http://mehlane.blogspot.com
twitter - @mehlane

Sarah said...

Loving the contest!!! If I must decided...I choose the 5 page critique. Thanks!!! Here is a link to my blog, I posted on it today. Sorry I don't have more friends :( but I guess my 2 friends will get the news.

http://sadarlington.blogspot.com/

Amber Tidd Murphy said...

Shall blog about this tomorrow for my Friday post and will be tweeting it out @ambertiddmurphy in about 30 seconds.

I would love to win the first five pages critique!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Thanks for the help, Suzette. I have now done the Facebook link. :)

Stephanie L. McGee said...

Facebook and Twitter now both have links to your contest. Sorry I'm a little late in the game.

I would love a first five pages crit. I don't have a query written since I'm nowhere near that stage. But yeah.

Too Cute to be Very Interesting said...

Great contest! I'm a follower, I've posted on my blog, and I've put the contest in my Facebook status. Thanks!!

Shirl said...

YEA! prizes and more prizes. I follow your blog and am pasting a link to my MySpace page.

Let the games begin! (-{

Shirl said...

O dear, I forgot to say what prize I'd like. I think I'll go for the 5 page critique.

Thanks again!

Shirl

Linda Norman said...

I posted you to my twitter and my facebook but my blog is not up yet so do not qualify for the contest but wanted to share it anyway with my writer friends

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

Great contest!

Okay, I tweeted about both posts (the original contest post and update on new prizes)

I also put a post on both of my blogs

demonicattractions
http://demonicattractions.blogspot.com/2010/01/contest-for-writers.html

and on teensreadandwrite
http://www.teensreadandwrite.com/2010/01/attention-writers-suzette-saxton-and.html

My first pick would be a 5 page critique.

I have an arc of Dark Divine. I really enjoyed it!

Great contest, thanks to you both!

elizabeth mueller said...

Wow, Suzette, Bethany! Look at your turn out! You gals are popular! ;)

Great contest :)

elizabeth mueller said...

I linked this contest on my Facebook wall, my
blog
, I have blurted it out in my forum (Author's Incognito), and I am a follower! Woohoo!

Good luck everyone :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Of course I follow. :D I've linked the contest to my Facebook wall and my blog.

Tough choice between query and first-five-pages crit. Hmmm. Maybe I'll go for the first five pages. :)

Taffy said...

I am now a follower!

Taffy said...

I posted this contest on my blog:
http://taffyscandy.blogspot.com/2010/01/contests-writing-and-writing-contests.html

Sherry @ Flipping Pages for All Ages said...

Wow this is such an amazing contest. I just want to say thanks!

I am a follower and I posted about this contest in an actual blog post, which can be found here:

http://flippingpagesforallages.blogspot.com/2010/01/prize-you-want-to-win-if-youre-writer.html

If I win, I would love to have the five page critique.

Thanks again!

Sherry Salach
ssalach88(at)gmail(dot)com

Suzette Saxton said...

You are so welcome. This contest has been so much fun for Bethany and I... we look forward to reading the winners' work!

bookbutterflyangel said...

Fabulous contest! I love it when authors are so generous as to take their time to read someone else's work...or send them some books! If I win, I would love a five-page critique, si'l vous plait! :D Thanks!

I'm a new follower of your blog, and...I posted here on my blog, Notes from the Nerdette: http://bookbutterflyangel.wordpress.com/2010/01/10/in-which-i-poke-back-on-here-before-monday-comes/

lady.dashti(at)gmail(dot)com

Cynde L. Hammond said...

Doggone it! I'm too late. I sure wish I had known about this contest. Oh well. Next time, I guess.
Congrats to the winner!
~Cynde
Cynde's Got The Write Stuff

Uninvoked said...

Blah. There's always a catch. >_> I can't post anything besides chapters on my noveling blog.

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, I'd love a query critique if I'm one of the winners :)

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