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Sunday, October 22, 2006

L.E. Bryce's DEAD TO THE WORLD contest

Promotion for Dead to the World
Servant and consort of a powerful sea goddess, Erred is captured by slave traders during a pilgrimage and borne across the desert to be sold. In the decadent city of Tajhaan, he is trained in the arts of love to become a pleasure slave and eventually a courtesan. But in the claustrophobic world of intrigue and brutality Erred inhabits, what place is there for hope, faith--or love?

Publisher: Phaze
Genre: Homoerotica
Length: 182 pages
Price: $5.00

Description and Rules:
For the release of this book, there are two concurrent promotions running, each with different prizes.

Participants may enter one promotion or the other, but in order to ensure the widest possible range of winners, participants may not win both promotions.

Promotion #1: Scavenger Hunt:
The rules for this are quite simple. Read the book to find answers to the following series of questions. Be careful, though. Not all questions are as easy as they seem.

1. What was Dhabi's stated asking price for Erred, and how much of a bargain did Satu actually get?
2. What is Erred's eye color?
3. How far is Thanaj willing to go to appease Erred's desire for revenge? What keeps him from giving Erred everything he wants?
4. During the hunt, what does Thanaj say he is going to do with the pelt?
5. Why is Meren né Camoril not a good choice for a diplomatic mission?

Email your answers to: granamyr (no space)

The Scavenger Hunt prize is a gorgeous ruby and silver set of jewelry. Ruby Swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls and sterling silver settings make this an ensemble to envy.

The consolation prize is a pair of 14kt gold earrings set with 14kt gold beads, deep red Swarovski crystals and 14kt hooks. Note: a variation of these earrings can be ordered here.

Promotion #2: Be A Critic
For those who crave a different kind of challenge, this is your opportunity to emulate those high-priced critics. All you need to do is read the book and voice your opinion.

You don't even need to have liked the book in order to win.

Once again, however, this challenge isn't as easy as it seems. The winner will be determined by how articulate s/he is in expressing what s/he liked or disliked. Length isn't necessarily important, though try to write at least 10 sentences. Spelling and grammar don't have to be absolutely perfect. Constructive criticism is welcome.

Some Examples of What to Avoid:
1. "U r soo kewl!!111! Plz rite more!"
2. "Your writing sucks. I can't believe people actually pay to read this."

An Example of a Good Review:
"While I didn't much enjoy the violence, I really liked the lush descriptions and was particularly moved when...."

I think you get the idea. Just post your review here in the comments section. I will monitor the reviews and choose one after January 31, 2007.

The prize for the review is a gorgeous pearl, crystal and silver set of jewelry, including necklace, earrings and bracelet.

One person will also win a consolation prize of pearl, crystal and silver earrings, plus a matching necklace.

Deadline is January 31, 2007. Winners will be announced on my LiveJournal on February 1, 2007. At that point, the winners should contact me at granamyr (no space) to provide shipping information. All shipping and handling charges will be assumed by the promoter.

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