Thursday, April 7, 2011

Tag, You're It

Dude, only two more months until POSSESSION debuts! You know what that means. Or maybe you don't. But it's contest time!!

This month, I'm revealing a little bit more about the world of POSSESSION. It's set in the future, and everything is coded. The people have cards with bar codes. The government uses iris recognizers. They can even implant you with a bar code bracelet if you're particularly troublesome and they want to keep their eye on you.

It's called a tag.

From POSSESSION: "In the Goodgrounds, that's really, really bad. Every scanner, every reader, will pick up the tag. Alarms will wail. Everyone will know what you are. A loser. A criminal."

The main character, Vi, and her prison buddy, Jag, get sentenced to be tagged. This is what Jag has to say about that: "No way. You will not touch me with your Goodie tech crap."

This is what Vi thinks: "No way in hell they're tagging Jag."

So, we're having fun with tags this month in the "Tag, You're It" contest of epic awesomeness!

On the POSSESSION Facebook fanpage wall, participants will “tag” someone they would do anything to keep from getting tagged. Would you bust them out of prison? Stand in a cold shower so they wouldn’t get marked? Endure eating mushrooms to save them?

Anyone who “tags” someone else on the FB fanpage wall AND fills out the form on the “Welcome” tab will be entered to win a prize. What's up for grabs?

Three levels:
1. Exclusive, sneak-peek at an author-notated first chapter of POSSESSION (many)
2. POSSESSION prize pack: bookmarks, bookplates, stickers, and/or postcards (10 prize packs = 10 winners)


3. Signed ARC of POSSESSION + prize pack (1 winner)


Winners will NOT be announced. You’ll just get something fun and amazing in your email inbox. And you won’t know if--or what--you’ve won until you get that email.

The requirements:
1. Post on the FB wall
2. Fill out the form on the "Welcome" tab on the fanpage
3. "Like" the FB Possession page

If you spread the word through blogs/twitter, you can add an entry in the form.

Easy to tweet!


And grab this badge for your blog!

Tag You’re It Contest




So? How'd I do? Excited? You should be, because the email notifications for prize winners are going to be FRAWESOME. Above and beyond a regular email. Just sayin'...

Who would you save from taggage?
(Be sure you put this on the fanpage as well!)

35 comments:

Natalie Aguirre said...

Great contest. I already have an ARC so I'll let others win. I'm loving it. I made the mistake of telling my 13 year old daughter we could share reading it. 2 days ago she shared. Yesterday she didn't. She was sneak reading it when we were watching TV with my husband, then as soon as she could go she kept the TV off and read, and was sneak reading when she went to bed. She didn't know anything about the book before I gave it to her and she can't put it down. Thought you'd like to know that. I'm hoping tonight I can finish it.

Theresa Milstein said...

Clever, clever.

Since I also have the ARC, I'm going to share this on Facebook.

Cheree said...

Fantastic contest. I can't wait to read your book. I'm looking forward to the release.

Christine Fonseca said...

So Freaking AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You = genius!

Karen Lange said...

Sounds fun! Congrats, Elana! :)

Ishta Mercurio said...

I'm not on Facebook, but I wanted to let you know that I think this is AWESOME. Such a great idea! And right in line with a recent article I read yesterday about avoiding Facebook pitfalls. Nice!

Kristi Helvig said...

You already know how much I loved the ARC of POSSESSION, so I'll let others win but I just tweeted it!

lbdiamond said...

This is awesome--I'm on page 90 of your book--LOVIN' it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You are FRAWESOME!

Jonathon Arntson said...

Whoa holy fun!

Tracey Neithercott said...

I love the idea of people being tagged. I mean, not that I'd want that to happen to us. But it'll be fun to read about.

Dear next two months: C'mon and hurry up already.

Matthew MacNish said...

Wait. You're threatening us with mushrooms? That's absolutely terrifying!

Nisa said...

I concur on the cleverness. How fun!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

You are a rock star, Elana! I can't wait to celebrate your best-seller stardom! :-)

I'd have to save my kiddos--mama love and all that.

NaKesha said...

For some reason I can't post on the FB fan page so I can't tag. But I did like, tweet, follow, blog and fill out the welcome. I hope that was enough. Lol.

Sara B. Larson said...

What an awesome contest! Since I've already read it, you can let someone else win. :) I'm so excited for you and all the wonderful things that are coming your way! I would save my husband or my kids from being tagged. Or my family. Or my friends. Okay, we better just hope that never really happens.

Heather said...

This contest is beyond awesome! Of course I would expect nothing less than awesomeness from the Queen of awesomeness.

Tessa Conte said...

Woo-hoo! Very cool. I'm off to FB right now...I've also put up your logo on the sidebar...

beth said...

You? Are win.

salarsenッ said...

Like you have the bestest ideas!! Yes, I used bestest!! Whoot!!

KW said...

Just joined the giveaway and posted a link to my blog... and twittered... can you tell I'm excited?!?! I think this giveaway is Fantasmic!

KW
http://www.ekfamilybooks.blogspot.com

Rebecca T. said...

I'm glad so many people say they don't need an ARC, because that raises my chances ;)

I'm so excited and it's such a fun idea for a contest! I've tagged and tweeted and posted it on my blog I'm so excited :D

Steena Holmes said...

How fun is this!

Steena Holmes said...

I TAGGED you on my blog girly ;) Can't wait for release date!

RaShelle said...

Fun contest, Elana. =D

Jemi Fraser said...

Awesome idea!!! :)

Nicole Zoltack said...

Great contest! I already entered. :)

Josh Hoyt said...

I'm all set to win another awesome prize !!!!

Melissa Dean said...

I have the ARC as well so I will let others win it. Read it in two days! FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC!!

Melanie Hooyenga said...

I'm so glad other people have whacked out dreams like this. The fact that you're able to write about it coherently just proves you're a fan-tab writer.

LTM said...

can't wait to get a copy of Possession! Whee! Want to get you to sign it~ :o)

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Love times a million! Such a great idea. Who doesn't love a surprise? What a cool way to tie a giveaway into your book! You all are so clever! Will try to do some promo for you tomorrow.

A. McBay said...

Yay! Awesome contest!

Christina Lee said...

Very Very COOL!
I shall grab the awesome button for my blog!
Of course, my family or besties!

Jennifer said...

I am excited! Contests are awesome and you added a little fun with the surprise.

sheila said...

I love your contests. They are awesome and cool.

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