Monday, March 21, 2011

The Soulkeepers Launch Contest

The official launch date of The Soulkeepers is here! To promote the book, I'm holding a random drawing to give away some prizes.

You may have noticed that music plays an important role in my writing routine. Check out the upper left corner of your screen and you'll see the playlist that fueled some of the scenes in The Soulkeepers.  So, I'm sweetening the pot with an iTunes gift card.**

First Prize: A custom autographed paperback of The Soulkeepers and $20 iTunes gift card (or your choice of alternate card of equal value).

Second Prize: A custom autographed paperback of The Soulkeepers

Third Prize:  A $5 gift card to your choice of iTunes, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble.

Entering couldn't be easier. Simply comment...

Over the last week, you've read the first chapters and learned details about The Soulkeepers. You've watched The Soulkeepers grab a spot on an Amazon Best-Seller list. All you have to do for a chance to win is comment on this post telling me why you want to read the book. Any reason will do.  For each comment, I will enter your name into the drawing.

Want to increase your chances of winning? 

After commenting here, promote this contest on Facebook, Twitter, or your blog and I will throw your name in again - up to three additional times. Please tag me in your Facebook posts,  use the #thesoulkeepers hashtag on twitter and/or place a link to your blog post in the comments.

BUT WAIT, you say.  I want to read the book now! If I purchase it or have already purchased it, can I still win?  YES!  Comment on why you purchased the eBook and you are eligible for the same prizes. Plus, if you read the book and offer a valid* review during the contest period on Goodreads, Amazon, and/or Barnes & Noble you are guaranteed a prize. I have a special first reader commemorative thank you, including a never before seen chapter of The Soulkeepers that was cut during editing for length.

(Be it known that this thank you is of token value, as I would never wish to be accused of buying reviews and I appreciate honest reviews.)

This contest will run for two weeks beginning March 21st, 2011 through midnight April 4th, 2011. Winners will be selected using and be announced Wednesday April, 6th, 2011.  Good luck!

 The very important small print
*Valid means that the content of the review appears to be based on an actual reading and thoughtful analysis of the book and that the review meets the guidelines of Goodreads, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon.

**This contest is limited to entrants in the United States and Canada.  Sorry, but shipping is cost prohibitive beyond that.  If you live in a country serviced by (like the UK), you may enter but if you win the prize, you will be gifted the cost of the paperback (unsigned) and the value of the iTunes card if you are unable to access iTunes.


  1. I've already purchased the book after reading the first chapter here on your blog. Can't wait to discover what happens next. Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. I want to win so that when people see the book in my home and ask, "Oh, you've read The Soulkeepers?" I can answer, "Of course! In fact that one is signed by the author. I knew her before it was published." And they will all be SO jealous!

  3. I want to read it because I've always enjoyed your flash fictions and the chapter you posted really made me keen to read the rest!

  4. I'd love to win because for one - love the flash fiction, so I know I'm gonna love The Soulkeepers. For two, I'm all about promoting the starting artist (especially when the artist is an old friend). For three - I look forward to the day when I can ace a conversation with "Oh yeah, I knew her when...."

  5. I purchased the e-book after reading the sample chapters. It is amazing so far. I can't wait to read the whole book. :)

  6. your book sounds great! I hope I win even though I'm in US but amazon delivers to my country :D
    Thank you for the chance.


  7. I love these types of book sand I am always looking for new authors to try. the story premise sounds intriguing and I can't wait to read more!

    Rebecca at Fyfe dot net

  8. Can't wait to read your book, Gen! The first three chapters, as well as your other posts about the book, hooked me. Looks like a great read!

  9. Oh my goodness....... I just read the 3 chapters you have posted and I CAN NOT WAIT to read more!

  10. I want to read it because your flash is amazing and I have a knight-post planned for you!

    (does it count if I post it after April 4th?)

  11. I am a big fan of your short stories and very excited to read The Soulkeepers.

    DreamyCowgirl @

  12. I've already bought your marvellous book and my boys are both in the midst of reading it, fighting over my Kindle. (That's boys fer ya.) I'm going to promote your contest, not because I want to win, because I've had way too much luck lately, but because this is a wonderful book and you're a wonderful writer and I hope it's as successful as it deserves to be.

  13. Being an Asian (Filipino) American, I appreciate the diversity being offered in your novel. So I hope to be part of a wider audience reading your book.

  14. Come now. I've been reading your blog for over a year, faithfully following your fiction in #fridayflash. Why wouldn't I want to give your book a look?

  15. I would like to read it because on your first chapter you took me "there". Also because after having spent 10+ years in the Marine Corps and then working with families who had to endure that kind of loss, I want to see how your protagonist deals with it.

  16. Everyone who reads Gen's book wins because it's so amazing. I've read it twice and I plan on reading it again!!!! :D

    (Don't enter me in the contest - I just had to comment for fun!)

  17. I really can't wait to read this and review it for my blog!!! Looks amazing!

    Amber @ Me, My Shelf and I

  18. I have purchased and read your book as a co-worker of your sister, Sue. It is absolutely amazing and inspiring! I couldn't stop reading until the end. I expecially was drawn in by the characters. I felt as if I knew them and could connect with their trials and successes. Thank you for sharing your gift. I plan to recommend "The Soulkeepers" to my friends and family! Congratulations!

  19. I've been wanting to read this! Thanks for the giveaway!


    BirdyBooks [at] ymail [dot] com

    I also tweeted about this contest. (@Birdy_Books)

  20. Megg Jensen, YA Fantasy Author has once again caught me slacking in my contest entries. If I win I do solemnly swear to abide by the rules to the best of my ability! I have shared the contest entry post with everyone I know on Fb and I have my fingers tightly crossed that I win (or rather I will as soon as I am finished typing here)! :))

  21. I'm super excited to read this book!!!!! So happy to have you in my family!


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