Judging by the number of entries I've gotten for this week's Contest Monday post already, you're liking the prize this week. Well, here's another chance for you to win. As part of New Features week, I'm unveiling a new type of contest for The Shady Glade: The Comment Contest.
How to enter: Each comment you leave on this blog equals one entry into the pot. These must be genuine comments, and Contest Monday entries won't count for this contest. By genuine comment I mean it must add something to the conversation taking place. In other words a comment that says simply "cool" or similar will not count. At the end of the month I randomly pick one winner for the specified prize. It's that easy.
So why a comment contest? Well, if you blog I'm sure you know how wonderful it is to get comments. So in a way it's selfish of me. But I also think comments are a great way to get to know and connect with other people. I know there are a lot of you who read this blog and never comment. So introduce yourself! Participate! Win free books!
Wanna know what you're playing for? This month is a paperback ARC of The Sky Inside by Clare B. Dunkle. To win it, comment away until June 30 at midnight PST. The randomly selected winner will be announced early in July. Good luck to everyone!
About the book (from Amazon.com): "Every year a new generation of genetically-engineered children is shipped out to meet their parents. Every spring the residents of his town take down the snow they've stuck to their windows and put up flowers. Every morning his family gathers around their television and votes, like everyone else, for whatever matter of national importance the president has on the table. Today, it is the color of his drapes. It's business as usual under the protective dome of suburb HM1.
And it's all about to come crashing down.
Because a stranger has come to take away all the little children, including Martin's sister, Cassie, and no one wants to talk about where she has gone. The way Martin sees it, he has a choice. He can remain in the dubious safety of HM1, with danger that no one wants to talk about lurking just beneath the surface, or he can actually break out of the suburb, into the mysterious land outside, rumored to be nothing but blowing sand for miles upon miles.
Acclaimed author Clare B. Dunkle has crafted a fresh and fast-paced science-fiction thriller, one that challenges her characters -- and her readers -- to look closer at the world they take for granted."