First, you get a signed first edition, first printing of a book I am proud of, that I think you will enjoy. Not just me – the early reviews have been great.
I will also personalize it any way you like. I mean this literally. On a Virtual Book Tours past I have written, “For Jennifer, my only inspiration, my dearest hope, my perfect muse” and “For Donna, Lok’tar ogar!” which I am given to understand means “victory or death” — in orcish.
Second, I always have fun prize drawings for art objects that somehow resonate with the book. Here are the prizes for the SOMEONE ELSE’S LOVE STORY TOUR.
Cover Art Earrings (two winners) — Early in SOMEONE ELSE’S LOVE STORY, an origami crane saves about half a dozen lives. Yes, in this book, destiny can hinge on something as flimsy and whimsical as a flappy paper toy.
While I was writing the book, I saw pretty crystal and origami crane earrings by Helen Rule at a local art fest. My husband had a wonderful idea; he sent Helen SOMEONE ELSE’S LOVE STORY’s gorgeous cover art and commissioned these:
INTO THE STORM art print (two winners) This picture is crazy great—here is the artist describing her process:
These are collaborative paintings by my 4-year old daughter and me. I start by quietly drawing a vintage, retro head (which I love doing). Next step: My daughter (who LOVES to draw) hastily snatches my sketchbook from me and draws a body and sometimes additional characters. Later, I go back and add highlights and details in acrylic paint, colored ballpoint pen, and marker. Together, they create a beautiful collaboration…as well as an exercise in patience (on both our parts).
I saw INTO THE STORM and lost my breath because it is a picture of Bridget, an important character in SOMEONE ELSE’S LOVE STORY. Clearly the artist looked directly into my brain and saw Bridget, and then her daughter turned Bridget into a bird flying up up up into the blue rain which is thematically perfect on about a thousand levels.
Winners can choose from a 13 X 16 gallery quality giclée print, a tote bag, a T shirt, or a set of 10 boxed notecards.
MY OWN MIRACULOUS audio Download Codes (two winners) Download a free audio version of an original short story (novella length) about all the ways we are pushed, blinking and afraid, into glorious new ways of loving. It’s a prequel to Someone Else’s Love Story, told by one of the narrators. I did the reading.
Also, for every 20 copies of SOMEONE ELSE’S LOVE STORY ordered, I will add another code for a free download of the MY OWN MIRACULOUS ebook version.
And there you have it! I hope to see you on one of my real physical tour stops (click this link for the schedule), but if not, then you can Participate in the virtual one HERE.