Here's what Angela James has to say about the contest:
This holiday season, I have teamed up with 38 of the authors whose work I have edited over the past three years. Together, we’ve accumulated a heck of a lot of prizes to give away to all of you. They include:
Gift certificates to online stores
Australian gift pack
Vera Bradley purse
Fun promotional items (like the now infamous Samhain coffee mugs)
…and more! (and did I mention books?)
Every day from now to December 12th, I’ll be posting a new contest on my blog to win that day’s prize. Your entry is only good for that day. To win the prize for any other day, you’ll need to come back and enter again.
The grand prize at the end of the 12 days of Holiday Hell Contest is two Kindles, to be awarded to two lucky winners who have entered the Kindle drawings (which are separate from the daily drawings. Entry into the daily drawings does not enter you into the Kindle drawings).
How do you enter the Kindle drawings? Easy (okay, really it does take a little work). Go to each of these two pages: Kindle 1 & Kindle 2 and follow the rules. You’re going to have to visit 17 author websites for each Kindle, find the Kindle graphic and write down the name of the book featured on their graphic. Come back here and fill out the form completely. Actually, that is pretty easy when the grand prize is a Kindle. Two Kindles! In addition to winning the Kindle, you’ll win your choice of one Samhain ebook in Kindle format from each of the 38 authors participating in the contest for a total of 38 books for your new Kindle!
The fine print: You can win one of the daily Holiday Hell prizes and still be eligible to win the Kindle. You must complete the entry form for each daily contest entirely, double checking that your name and mailing address are correct because this is what I’ll use to mail your prize. If your prize comes back to me due to an incorrect mailing address, you forfeit your prize. Prize winners will be drawn before the end of each day following the contest (ie Day 1’s prize winner will be drawn before the end of Day 2) and will be announced on my blog. Kindle winners will be drawn and announced here on December 13th. All prizes will be mailed by December 20th.
Only one entry into each drawing per household/IP address. Duplicate entries will be deleted and entrants will be disqualified.
International entries are welcome and I will mail overseas, but will not guarantee receipt by Christmas as it will go by dolphin due to the obscene cost of shipping overseas.
I reserve the right to modify the rules at any time.
**I have verified that all icons are up and on the authors’ websites, so if you can’t find one, look again!
Oh, and did I mention:
Samhellions, we need your help! The mission…should you chose to accept it…is simple but dangerous. Some of our authors are in a Grinchy mood and they stole all of our beautiful holiday ornaments. Your job is to infiltrate their lair (website) and find the color of each precious bulb. Please be careful – there are spies EVERYWHERE. (Disguises are available at CheapSpyGearandSushiShop.com)
There's no pressure but…our happy holiday depends upon finding all of the missing decorations before midnight December 4, 2008!
Thank you for helping us save the holidays for readers everywhere! The Samhellion Elves.
How to Play:
Each author has placed a graphic of a Christmas bulb (ornament, not light) on their website. Go to each website on the list, locate the bulb and write down the color. Please note - each graphic is within 2 clicks from the main page of the site.
Once you’ve collected all the info, come back here and fill out the form below then click submit!
Remember…this is top secret stuff. If you spill the beans about what you’re doing the price could be…your life! (insert spooky laugh here)
One entry per household.
Void where prohibited.
Only complete and correct entries will be accepted.
Winners will be announced on the Cafe list and this website.
Each entry will be used for a random drawing for a free ebooks from all of our participating authors. (33 ebooks / winners total).
And guess what? I'm a Grinch! Muahaha!
And finally, don't forget about the Name That Book contest I'm running, that ends December 15!