Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Break from Silence for "Never"

J. Grace Pennington did it again. And by it I mean that she wrote a book. And like all book writers, she wants everybody to read it. So she wisely came to all her little blogging friends (including those like me that don't have books) and invited us to join in a game. It's the great
Blog Scavenger Hunt
and is a fair bit easier and cooler than my non-descript title makes it sound!
Grace has written a western mystery novel (in case you thought those three couldn't all get slammed together). And you can understand just how those seemingly contradictory and rarely merged genres work together at no cost to you! If you play the game, that is!
(pause for effect).
Grace is a cohort of mine who makes me look lazy by her constant stream of productivity. You may know her as the narrator of the Red Rain audiobook (written by the fabulous Aubrey Hansen) or as the author of Firmament: Radialloy. (Which I just spelled from memory, so be kind if I got it wrong).  And now she is releasing Never, her western mystery novel, on November the 23rd.
And you can win her book absolutely free by hunting across the webscape through all her participating blogs in the great
Blog Scavenger Hunt
Now don't think we are going to send you running around the netscape trying to find isolated blogs that are only posted on every three months that have two followers consisting mostly of the author's alter ego and his/her pet dog (though if you find one of those, do tell us!). Instead, you will be linked directly from blog to blog!
But what do you have to find in this great
Blog Scavenger Hunt
? Well, you have to find little codes. Little words and phrases (very clearly marked) in the requisite threads on all these blogs. And if you report them all back to Grace ( theauthor [AT] jgracepennington [DOT] com ) you will be entered to win the coolest western mystery novel I have ever heard of! And you know how that is? No, it's not because it's the only one (though that might be true) that I have heard of, but because Grace wrote it (silly). Plus, I saw this plot synopsis thing out in the inboxes of authors and it told me that this story has something very neat to it... something rather rare: a good plot!
So for those of you who read this far (and those geniuses who just skipped down here) the code is...
oh but that would be so simple. Too simple for such a great
Blog Scavenger Hunt
Anyhow, the code from my blog here is: Caesar.
See what I did there? I made you all read an extra few lines! Muahahahaha. *cue evil drums*
And just to show that I want to make it easy, the next blog is http://lukealistar.com/
And while you are blog hunting, you may as well get the real scoop on Never and Grace's other projects on her real blog: www.jgracepennington.com
Concerned about your odds of winning? (So you have caught on that only one person ever wins these things and it never seems to be you?) Well, never fear! Grace is giving away desktop wall-papers to everyone who sends her all the codes. So you get to be cool and on the inside like all us little collaborating authorish types. Come to think of it... I could kinda use a new one myself...
And for the truly devoted, we bet you never knew that the first 50,000 words of Never were written in November of 2010, with the last 10,000 of that being written on November 30th.  The rest of the book was written in January 2011.

1 comment:

  1. Your sense of humorous is unbeatable, David.

    This was such a great game!