Yes! Finally! Today is the first official release day for THE BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS!
I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’ve been waiting for this book to come out since last Christmas. :reindeer:
And why, you may be asking yourself, do I say “first official release day”? Because today is the day Amazon.com will begin shipping BITE…or allowing Kindle downloads. Which means it might be available other places, as well. If not, then Friday, October 1st is the Big Day.
And you know what that means, don’t you? It means TWO fang-tastic launch parties here in The Dungeon. :party:
So here’s the rundown (starring the love of my life…oh, wait, different rundown :blush: )…
Then, if it isn’t already at the top of your To Buy list, please put it there. First week sales are sooo important in showing reader support for a book (& author, of course) which means that picking up your copy of BITE as soon as possible would mean the world to me. (And the future of my sexy, funny vamps. :vampire: )
If you didn’t pre-order a copy, you can go to Amazon right now & buy it, & it will be shipped to you immediately. Or if you’re the techno-savvy type, you can download it immediately to your Kindle.
If you prefer to buy your books at the local bookstore or retail outlet, you may not be able to find it quite this early—although, you may!—but start looking on Friday. Because THE BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS is a trade release, it may not be available in every Wal-Mart or Target, but real bookstores should have it, & if they don’t, they can order it, so please ask them to! The great thing about asking them to order a book they don’t have on the shelf is that sometimes they’ll actually order a few extra copies with it, & then the title will be in stock. 🙂
#2 — If you are a member of my “Street Walkers Street Team,” then you have already received your packets of promo items. (Hopefully you kept them safe & dry & will be able to find them when you go looking. 😉 ) Now is the time to dig them out & take them with you each time you leave the house. Yes, you heard me. Keep them on you at (almost) all times, because you never know when or where you’ll discover a lovely display of THE BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS & be able to bling it up. 😎 If you have any questions, please contact your fearless leader, Darling Laura (a.k.a. Huggy Bear) at hb.streetteam @ yahoo . com (without the spaces, of course).
And for everyone—Street Team member or not—please remember to take pictures of THE BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS when you spot it on the shelves, if you can. Then send them to me & I’ll post them here (& maybe on Twitter & Facebook, too) for everyone to enjoy.
#3 — I have put together one of the most fun giveaways I think we’ve ever had here in The Dungeon. I call it the “Fang-Tastic Vampire Swag Bag Giveaway,” & it’s exactly what it sounds like—a collection of fabulous vampire swag.
But just because I’m calling this a giveaway doesn’t mean I’m actually going to just give this stuff away. Nope, I’m gonna make you work for it. 😈 You see, because of a major mess-up over the summer, my entire collection of addresses for my mailing list has been lost & I need to build it back up again. So in order to enter, you must sign up for my newsletter, even if you’re a long-time reader & think you should already be subscribed. A winner will be drawn from all the new addresses collected.
So here’s all the information you need to know about this fun contest…& please spread the word—the more the merrier, & there’s plenty of time to enter!
To enter, you must sign up for my Newsletter. (And remain subscribed, of course.) Please use this form to join the mailing list: http://heidibetts.com/newsletter/ (Note: Even if you think you may already be signed up, please sign up again…a major catastrophe has wiped out all previous subscriptions.)
Contest will run until All Hallow’s Eve…or October 30, 2010 for the unenlightened. Winner to be announced on my WIPs and Chains blog.
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