Thursday, June 16, 2011

POSSESSION party!

Okay, so today is the virtual launch of POSSESSION! So many of you have helped to shape my journey thus far, and I wanted to celebrate with everyone, not just my friends and family here in Utah.

Thus, the POSSESSION online party was born!

Today, you can win any number of things, in any number of social medias.

1. Twitter: There will be three prize packages to be won on twitter today. Tweet using the hashtag #POSSESSIONparty from 8:30 - 9:30 AM Mountain time (10:30 AM Eastern). Then again from 12 - 1 PM (2 PM Eastern). And once more from 5 - 6 PM (7 PM Eastern).

The prizes for the twitter contests will include book and swag packages from the Elevensies, some Utah authors, and a dystopian package. Watch the #POSSESSIONparty thread for details.

2. Inside the Resistance fan site: There will be three prize packages to be won in the forums of the fan site. Each has it's own thread, and all you need to do is go over there and comment in the thread of the package you'd like to win.

Prizes include book and swag packages from the Bookanistas, the Elevensies, and a dystopian package.

Also, anyone who asks a question in the "All About Elana" forum will be entered to win:
1. A 30-minute Skype chat for your book club. (1 winner)
2. A 30-minute Skype chat for your writing group. (1 winner)
3. A 30-minute Skype chat for your classroom. (1 winner)
4. 15 winners will get to choose a song from the Vi song list, the Jag song list, or the Zenn song list.
5. All who post a question in the forum will get a swag package mailed to them. All you have to do is go to the "All About Elana" forum, ask a question, and then fill out the form in the "Claim Your Swag Package" thread.

Fansite website: http://www.insidetheresistance.com/

3. On the blog: Right here, right now, you can enter to win a POSSESSION package, with some Bookanista swag!

Prize package includes:


  • Signed hardcover of POSSESSION
  • Character items: sunglasses for Zenn, a choker for Jag, and a bar code bracelet for Vi.
  • 2 “tagged” stickers
  • Signed POSSESSION bookmark
  • Signed ACROSS THE UNIVERSE (by Beth Revis) bookmark and bookplate, an ACROSS THE UNIVERSE trilogy pin
  • Signed POSSESS (by Gretchen McNeil) bookmark and POSSESS-inspired temporary tattoo
  • Signed LIKE MANDARIN (by Kirsten Hubbard) bookmark and postcard
  • Signed TEXAS GOTHIC (by Rosemary Clement-Moore) bookmark
  • Signed MOONGLASS (by Jessi Kirby) bookmark
  • Signed AUDITION (by Stasia Kehoe) bookmark
  • A SCARY SCENE IN A SCARY MOVIE (by Matt Blackstone) bookmark
  • EMOTIONAL INTENSITY IN GIFTED STUDENTS and 101 SUCCESS SECRETS FOR GIFTED KIDS (by Christine Fonseca) bookmark

Just leave a comment here and be a follower, and you could win! This contest closes at midnight tonight (one day only!) and is open internationally.

4. Simon & Schuster UStream live chat: It's tonight at 7 PM Mountain (9 PM Eastern) here. You can log on and ask me questions or just chat!

Hope you'll come party with us all over the place today!

100 comments:

Writer Pat Newcombe said...

Very best of luck with your book! Hope it sails!!

Christa said...

Huge day! Super excited for you, Elana!

khashway said...

Wow, you're going all out with these prizes! Congrats again, Elana!

Liz P said...

Wow! So much awesome stuff going on! I'm planning to attend the chat tonight - looking forward to it! :)

Christina Lee said...

YAY! Enjoy this exciting day celebrating YOU! I'll see you on the interwebz!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Hope you have a great day! How exciting.

Miranda Hardy said...

Yeah to the party! You know how to throw the best ones. Have a wonderful day.

Dreamycowgirl @ hotmail.com

Heather Kelly said...

I have my party hat on...WOO-HOO. Let's get this party started! Congrats again, Elana!!

Elodie said...

WOW, you sure know how to celebrate properly ;) !! This must be a very exciting day for you .. Congatulations !! I'll try to attend the chat tonight because I'd like to ask you some questions so it's the perfect occasion to do so.
Thank you so much for this great giveaway Elana =) !! All this swag looks so cool and I'm dying to read your book .. =)
It's so nice to make this giveaway international .. I'm very glad I can enter (because I'm French).
I don't know if it's necessary but here's my email adress : ninie2310@hotmail.fr !
Thanks and again congrats ;) ! I'm really happy for you !

Lisa Potts said...

Wish I could have made it to Utah but this is almost as good! Will try to make the chat tonight. Congrats, pretty lady.

Jen Daiker said...

This is seriously fabulous! If I walked away with a swag pack I think I would die. I like have a big crush on Possession. I can't help it! Consider my in the running for this fabulous pack.

Now I must go waste time earning more points :) It's what I do.

Tessa Conte said...

Wow that's a lot of giveaways/contests! I already have Possession on my wishlist so I'd absolutely LOVE to win it... will be tweeting, though the time difference might get to me... ; )

Theresa Milstein said...

Exciting day! I'm going to have to hop around between classes.

Matthew MacNish said...

Ooh, I need to go back to the resistance forums, I haven't been for a few days.

lynnrush said...

Wow. Sounds like a fun day!! Enjoy it, Elana! Woot!!

Anita Saxena said...

Party time! Would love to win one of those signed books. *wink*

Bethany said...

Sweet giveaway :)

fallenleaf99@hotmail.com

Pk Hrezo said...

YAY for you, Elana! What an exciting day for you! Best of luck with everything and of course, enter me to win.
I've linked to these on my blog as well.
:)

Addictedtolife said...

I can't wait to read Possession! I love this party!

yilingni@yahoo.com

Michael Di Gesu said...

HAPPY PARTY DAY ELANA! This is going to be an awesome celebration.... I am planning my day around all the fun!

I hope all your dreams for this come true....

Deana said...

What a fun day for you...and us! Thanks for making us a part in your awesomeness:)

Rhiannon said...

This is super exciting! And thanks for making this an international giveaway. :D *runs off to participate*

Christine Fonseca said...

WOO HOO!!!!! So so excited for you!

Lizz said...

Just found your blog on Pk Hrezo's blog and wanted to say hi and congrats. Now following!

Stephanie McGee said...

Woohoo for parties! I'll be in and out all day but will def try to swing by somewhere. :D

Chantele Sedgwick said...

You, party animal you! :) Have an amazing day! Those prizes sounds awesome!

Gina Blechman said...

Awesome contest. I am SO excited for your book and cannot WAIT to read it. See ya at the launch party tonight!

<3 Gina Blechman

Shari said...

I hope it's a fantabulous day!

TheJay2xA said...

I'm joining the party now! Awesome contest and swags! I want the Signed hardcover of Possession. pretty please xD

Rebecca said...

Can't wait to read your book!

Jo-Anne said...

Great giveaways. Have an awesome online release. Possession sounds great, heard so many good things about it.
I'm a follower.

Hafsah @ IceyBooks said...

Your book is awesome and I am DYING to read the second. I wish you the best of luck!

And thanks for the giveaway :)

mariska said...

It's party time ;) Huge congrats to you, Elana !

- am a follower ;D

lindseybousfield said...

Would love to win!

leebee19(at)gmail(dot)com

Desy said...

WOW!! It's a great party!! I really want to read your book, do you know if it will come to Spain?
I really want to read Possession!!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Krystal said...

Woo hoo!! Party Time! So exciting! I cannot wait to read your book!!
Thanks for contests :)
stellarbookblog[at]gmail[dot]com

Sylvia said...

I can't wait to read Possession!
Thanks for this contest:)

sylvia_uy4(at)yahoo(dot)com

cherie said...

So many good things here. *look at everything with hungry eyes*

Yum!

A.M.Supinger said...

Congrats! I can't wait until I'm in your shoes:)

Your POSSESSIONparty is an awesome concept! Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

I'm a follower ;)

Aimee said...

What a fun way to share your success! Thanks for including all of us in the excitement! Congratulations, Elana!

Diana said...
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Diana said...

Congratulations, Elana!
Thanks for the wonderful giveaway and party!!!

Brenna Braaten said...

Wow. You are so sweet for wanting to share with everyone. I am excited to read POSSESSION.

Ludwig said...

WOW. This is... Wow. AMAZING.

Thank you for sharing in the fun with us, and congrats! (: I know that Possession is going to become even bigger than it already is!

This prize pack is beyond incredible, and I think I might die of happiness if I win. Don't worry, you can come to the funeral (;

~Susan

oneofakind308@gmail.com

Marsha Sigman said...

What, no drinks? Where's the bacon?

I'm getting my party on.

Mandie Baxter said...

Awesome party!!! Can't wait to finish this book!

Emily Rittel-King said...

What a great giveaway! Count me in!

Nicole Zoltack said...

Yay! I'm so excited or you, Elana! I love how you do everything to the max. Website, forums, videos, mega prize packages... you are the queen of awesome.

theartgirl said...

Yay, Elana!!!!!!!

Katie Dodge said...

So VERY HAPPY for you! Congrats and good luck with it all!!! :D

Kayeleen Hamblin said...

So excited to have a launch party for those of us who couldn't make it to the IRL one. YAY!

aLmYbNeNr said...

Oooh I'd love to win! My GFC name is aLmYbNeNr and my email is amberr610[at]gmail[dot]com

Dayse Dantas said...

ok, trying my chances here, this party is really rocking.
lighting the candles, may the odds be ever in your favor, and what not.
daysedantas@hotmail.com

Shannon O'Donnell said...

This is going to be a GREAT day, Elana! You REALLY know how to throw a party. :-)

MJ Fowler said...

CONGRATS!!! You have accomplished so much, I can only hope to do as much one day!

Stasia said...

Never done a UStream Chat. Looking forward to checking it out. Thanks for letting all of us be part of your launch celebration, Elana!

Ivy said...

Can't wait to read your book! :)
Thanks for the giveaway!!

GFC: Ivy

Ivy
ivykiddo[AT]gmail[DOT]com

Andrea said...

Elana- Congrats on the book. Possession really seems to be the "it" book. Congratulations on your success!
I follow the blog Andreat78
andreat78@yahoo.com

John Sankovich said...

Do to my busy schedule planning for vacation and having family in town, I won't be able to partake in the Online party, but I just needed to say congrats again Elana.

April M. David said...

Hi! I finished Possession this afternoon, and I just finished my blog :) Thank you for such a wonderful book! I can't wait for the sequel... :) Good luck and more power to you!

Krispy said...

Congrats again!!! And thanks for bringing the fun to the internet and for the giveaway!

minhchieu said...

such fun prizes!
blubear12@gmail.com

Brenda Sills said...

Wahoo! Another chance to win! I didn't win anything at your awesome launch party, but I DID win because I got to be there! Fantastico! Congrats, Elana!

Juliana Piovani said...

Oh my,thank you for this amazing giveaway!Please enter me =)

julianapiovani@hotmail.com

Amber said...

Yea! Congratulations again! The prize package looks fabulous!

Janet Johnson said...

That is one awesome prize package!

Congrats on all your success, Elana. You deserve it!

Amie McCracken said...

Oh man, I want all that stuff!!! Enter me!

ashelynn hetland said...

Congrats! I missed the first twitter party, as I was still asleep, but now I'm reading to tweet this afternoon! *fingers ready*

I really want that prize package. Lots of goodies.

Kaitlyn (Kaitlyn in Bookland) said...

Thanks so much for this wonderful opportunity! Best of luck to you :)

Jennifer Hoffine said...

Yay! What a cool prize package!

And congrats, again, on your launch.

Jeff King said...

I am in, and a follower... so thx for the chance to win.

Vivien said...

Thanks so much! Congrats :)
GFC follower

Vivien
deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

Akoss said...

I'm throwing my name in the hat. Congrats again on the book birthday. :)

marymunar said...

I'm so excited for you!! Congratulations!! Can't wait to get lost in Possession!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Elana,

I just had a blast trying to think up 20 plus different tweets ... I hope you got a chuckle from some of them!

Julie! said...

Congrats!! Awesome giveaway!

Jessi said...

This has been such a fun virtual party! I may have to re-read some of POSSESSION this weekend after talking about it so much today and reading forum posts. It's like I need to relive it again!

Congrats to you, again!

Bethany Elizabeth said...

YAY party!! *tosses confetti* Congratulations!!!

Robyn Campbell said...

CONGRADS Elana. You deserve this, pal. Never forget how you feel right this minute. :-)

♥Iffath said...

Congrats Elana!!!! I am So excited for you! <3

Thanks for the awesome giveaway, and making it international! Woo! ;))

Taffy said...

Elana! You are amazing! And busy. I have to remember all your awesomesauce marketing ideas.

LynNerd said...

I gotta hand it to you, Elana, you know how to throw one heck of a great party! Woo hoo! Congratulations!

Sophia the Writer said...

I'm literally salivating over this prize pack.

Jessy said...

Congrats on the release and thanks for all of the great prizes.

Carol said...

Wow that's a huge giveaway! & Congratulations on your release =) Thanks for spread the fun & love for international readers too!!! yay!

jessy.wicked[at]gmail[dot]com

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

ill be there my friend :)

Hannah said...

This is a seriously awesome giftset. Thank you so, so much! I'd have been happy for the chance just to win the book, but all these extra goodies? It's like a double-layer of icing for an already decadent cake.

~Hannah
(theirishbanana.review@gmail.com)

kaye (paper reader) said...

Ooh, looks amazing. Thanks for the chance!

futerauthor said...

congrats on the release!!!

Jemi Fraser said...

You've been such a kind and generous person to so many people - I'm hoping you get the success you so deserve. The book is wonderful and deserves to soar!

Sarah Robertson said...

Sounds like an exciting day! Congrats! <3

B.E. Sanderson said...

My copy of Possession arrived today!! And, of course, I had to start reading it. Naturally. So far, so awesome. =o)

Alicia said...

Congrats on your debut novel, Elana. Can't wait to read it.

aliciacald at gmail dot com

Valia Lind said...

I've missed all the awesomeness because of work today!!! But Congrats Elana!!! Can't wait to read your book! :-)

valialind(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Julia :) said...

I want to read Possession SO BAD but unfortunately my Library doesn't have it yet and there are no local bookstores where I am other than Half Price books. Sound crazy? Its true. :P Haha anyway thanks for the chance to win!!!

a_hobbit_of_the_shire(at)yahoo(dot)com

Stephanie Humphreys said...

Congratulations on the book. I'm impressed with how much I've seen about it all over the internet. (I'm already a follower).

Marianne said...

I'm *this* close to being finished...and I'm a big fan! Seriously, SO GOOD!

Sand Castles and Snow Forts said...

This is all so exciting to read about. New to your blog and happy to follow! Always nice to find another writer and enjoy your success! Congratulations!!!

JK17 said...

Awesome COntest Hope I win!!


kimson_dino@yahoo.com

J.S. Schley said...

Hi Elana! I missed the contest entirely, but I still wanted to say congrats on release day. :) Looking forward to reading.

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