Your Fall Reading Lust!
THE NOVEL IS IMMORTAL. Why else would it continue to exist with all the other amusements jockeying for your attention? The novel thrives because no other medium truly gets you inside a story, a character, a town, a world—or a heart, a brain, a soul, a spleen. A movie can show you; a video game can give you a gadget and a sense that you’re doing something; but a piece of fiction invites you into thoughts, feelings, ideas, motives, longings, beliefs like nothing else. You read, you’re there. You read, you are. Plus, the novel makes you part of the creative process. You watch a play or hear a song—it’s cool, yeah, but it’s passive. You read a book, you’re engaged—you help bring the people and places to life, for you, in you. That novel is yours.
But you already know that. That’s why you’re going to enter the SWOON Fall Reading Lust contest. Because the only thing better than a book is a free book. And the only thing better than that is a bunch of them, a whole dang box full.
The Autumnal Equinox is a very important date in the town of SWOON, CT. Hence, a contest in honor of this year’s upcoming celestial event, with a prize sure to thrill the stuffing out of anyone who revels in the written word.
To enter, take the six-question test below and email answers to email@example.com by 6PM on the Autumnal Equinox (22 September 2009). The first entrant to answer every question correctly will win Your Fall Reading Lust—a box o’ brand new YA fiction in the paranormal/sci-fi realm. Some works will be straight off the presses (mmm, the smell of fresh, hot ink!). Others will be in Advanced Readers Copy form (fiercely collectible!). All will be signed by the authors (yes, really!).
Your Fall Reading Lust includes:
HUSH, HUSH by Becca Fitzpatrick
POSSESSIONS by Nancy Holder
SWOON by Nina Malkin
DEMON PRINCESS: REIGN OR SHINE by Michelle Rowen
SEA GLASS by Maria V. Snyder
THE HOLLOW by Jessica Verday
CRASHED by Robin Wasserman
Salivating yet? Of course you are! So wipe that drool off your face and get ye to the questions below:
1) What is a golem?
2) What is the mystical/spiritual power of the ash tree (cite at least one)?
3) What is the English translation of “Ave Verum Corpus”?
4) What is a Cutlass Supreme?
5) What famous dead actress complained on film about getting the fuzzy end of the lollipop?
6) What is a farrier?
NOTE: While all questions are SWOON-centric, you needn’t have read the book to find the answers…
ALSO NOTE: Second and third place winners (second and third completely correct entries received) will win a signed copy of SWOON.
Good luck & SWOON on!