I got my autographed copy of Edgar Wilde and The Lost Grimoire in the mail today! I see school book reports in my daughter’s future!
Alright, it’s scheduled and it’s going to happen! Our first reading challenge (of many.) The first will take place during the month of May, with all entries due by midnight, Pacific time, on May 31st.
You may get an early start on your reading! Just get your entry in by May 31st. Our first book will be Edgar Wilde and the Lost Grimoire, by Paul Ramey!
(See that link? It takes you straight to Amazon.com, where the book is only $1.99. Or you can go to Nine Muse Press‘ site itself for a free sample chapter, and the book at the same price in Kindle and non-Kindle formats.)
1. Read the book assigned, in whichever way is compatible with your lifestyle and e-reader.
2. Review your book on Amazon or Goodreads, or both! An additional review on your personal blog earns you an additional entry. (This can be a cut/paste review. It just needs to be there.) 3 reviews posted… 3 entries.
3. Link to your reviews by the end date, so we can count your entry. Post your link either on my Facebook author page, the Facebook event page, or in the comments to the contest post on this blog.
4. Refer the contest to friends. If your friend posts a review, then messages me on my Facebook page saying, “‘Your Name’ sent me,” you get yet another entry for each friend referred!
Prizes: These will vary from contest to contest, but you can expect things like future e-reading material from other very worthy authors!
Ask all the questions you want! If you would like an invite to the Facebook event, and a chance to win Edgar Wilde free to the first five people to respond, simply “Like” my Facebook page and type “EW Contest” on the wall. You will then receive an invite, a day before the contest is underway.
Just in case this got lost in the comments section, and you didn’t get a chance to see Paul Ramey’s answer to my question about whether we would be seeing more of Edgar Wilde, here it is again:
“Hello everyone! Just caught Marissa’s great new review of my new novel, and thought I’d swing by to take her up on her invitation to talk a bit about future Edgar Wilde plans!
“Early in the writing stages of this book I was already pretty sure that Edgar Wilde and the Lost Grimoire was going to be the first in a series. So I was very conscious of the need to begin laying a solid groundwork of rich characters and locales that could be further explored and cultivated later on. And I certainly wanted to leave the reader wanting more from these characters, some of whom exist a bit on the periphery in this particular tale. There’s a lot of room for a number of personalities and relationships to develop further, and we’re going to see a lot of that in the next book.
“Now that the dust has settled and the marketing gears for Edgar Wilde and the Lost Grimoire are spinning smoothly, I’m really excited to be able to start mapping out the next story, as well as create some of the next cover’s artwork (I’m a graphic designer by trade, so have really enjoyed designing my own cover art and graphics for the Edgar Wilde series). I have my next title now, and some of the core imagery and mystery are locked in. As a lot of groundwork has now been established, I’ll be interested to see if the writing process for the next book turns out to be smoother and faster than for the first. We shall see!
“Thanks again, Marissa, for featuring me and inviting me to spend a bit of time on your page! I hope everyone enjoys my little New England mystery, Edgar Wilde and the Lost Grimoire!”
Thanks again, Paul, for getting back to us on this! Now I’m even more excited for future adventures!
Anyone want to join in a challenge? Step 1: Read Edgar Wilde and the Lost Grimoire. Step 2: Write a review on your website and Goodreads, and link to it in comments to this post. Step 3: I’ll choose a prize. Now I have to go think of a prize! There will be something.