Every year I go to the Romantic Times (RT) convention, I hold a drawing for the swag I bring home. This year I have a big bag of goodies to give away - books, pens, cute knick-knacks, etc. - so much that I have a nice groove in my shoulder from where the strap cut it. Hee.
I enjoyed this year's event. It was nice to meet authors I've known online for years, and see people I tend to see annually. For the first time, too, I brought a costume! I made this Doctor Who scarf for a friend and broke it in at the Friday Vampire Ball. I know, the Doctor rarely fights vampires, but I made the darn thing and wanted to show it off.
I did not sign this year because I had to leave on Saturday (I had Rush tickets) and because I worked the Thursday Expo. I considered this a "rebuilding" year, and after attending some panels I realized I have some work to do. When do I never work, though? *exhausted sigh*
Back to the swag: I will warn you that this year I decided to keep two things: one of the bags which I found very handy, and a copy of Jill Shalvis's newest book. Now that I work in book retail, I need to read more and the copy of It Had to Be You looked right up my alley. Don't fret, because the bag winner gets the lion's share of the take.
And now, the contest details!
Entry form to win the Swag Bag is now live! Click here to enter.
This year I will pick winners for two prize packs. You only need to fill out the form, no purchase necessary.
Winners will be drawn on May 23 in the morning, EST.
One form counts as one entry. To increase your chances of winning, you will get extra entries by doing the following:
- One extra entry for following Leigh on Twitter at @LeighEllwood.
- One extra entry for liking Leigh's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/leighellwoodauthor.
- One extra entry for tweeting the following on Twitter:
I entered to win @LeighEllwood's #RT13 swag bag! http://tinyurl.com/LeighsRT13Bag
Two winners will be drawn for this contest. Due to the nature of materials, entrants must be age 18 and over.
One domestic winner (United States resident) will receive a bag of swag collected from the 2013 Romantic Times convention. Contents include books and author promotional materials (see list below for book prizes). For more details, visit Leigh's blog at http://tinyurl.com/LeighsRT13Bag.
One international winner (living outside the US) will receive a book from Leigh Ellwood's backlist (eBook version only), $10 in OmniBucks from AllRomance.com, and a small selection of promotional materials from RT 2013. Materials will include promotional booklets and "flat" materials suitable for international post (some have QR codes on them for extra goodies).
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Print Book Prizes in This Year's Swag Bag (partial list)
- Everneath by Brodi Ashton
- Slide by Jill Hathaway
- Invisible Sun by David Macinnis Gill
- So Close to You by Rachel Carter
- Confessions of a Little Black Gown by Elizabeth Goyle
- Night Resurrected by Joss Ware
- Tarnished by Karina Cooper
- Red Hot by Niobia Bryant
- No Longer a Gentleman by Mary Jo Putney
- The Warrior by Margaret Mallory
- Cinnamon Roll Murder by Joanne Fluke
- Firelight by Kristen Callihan
- For Her Pleasure by Maya Banks
- Rock Deadly by Kathryn Lively