Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Great "The Hollow" Giveaway!

It's a beautiful morning here in New Orleans, but the heat index is supposed to top out at about 105 degrees. That's the "feels-like" temperature for all you weather channel fans. So what better way to cool down my blog, than by holding a contest for Jessica Verday's chilling debut novel, The Hollow?! See my review here.

It's easy to enter:

Just commenting on this post will earn you 1 entry.
If you are a follower of my blog, or you become a follower, that's +1.
If you blog about this contest that's another +1.
Post a link in your sidebar for +1 more.

And finally for a whopping +5 --that's five, count 'em, FIVE-- entries, either post on your own blog, or email me (see my profile for my email) the opening to your own retold story. Any entries emailed to me will be posted on my blog through the week. Unless you'd prefer not to share your entry with the world seeing as no one's actually getting judged on the content of their entry, just that they participated, in which case simply tell me not to post it.

Your entry can be anywhere from 100 to 350 words, whatever flows. I'll even write my own and post it tomorrow. For inspiration, see Tuesday's post. I really enjoyed writing little snippets. Let's see if I can pull off a first page. You have until Friday, October 16th to enter, at which time all entries will be numbered and drawn randomly out of my bathtub.

When I read The Hollow, it was like getting a second chance to enjoy The Legend of Sleepy Hollow all over again, but it was a different experience from seeing movie versions. Even versions like Tim Burton's where the plot deviates delightfully from the original. Hollywood takes its liberties with classics, with legends all the time: Clueless/Emma, 10 Things I Hate About You/Taming of the Shrew, Drive Me Crazy (or Can't Buy Me Love)/The Frog Prince, A.I./Pinocchio. And who could resist Bill Murray in Scrooged?

For a little added chilling inspiration, I leave you with a link to Neil Gaiman's frightful retelling of Snow White, Snow, Glass, Apples. It's darkly imagined, sexually graphic and lyrically beautiful.

Enjoy, and good luck with the contest!


Abby said...

105?! Sucks for you! We're finally down in the 80's here. Oh, and this isn't an entry. I already have the book. Just had to let you know you have my sympathy about the weather. :)

Karen Denise said...

AWESOME! So, let's see, this is 1 entry and because I've followed your awesomeness already, that's 2 entries. Is there any entries for calling you awesome? If so, then I think I get 2 more--lol. Let's see how many more entries I can rack up!

And thanks SO much for your offer to read Light Bringers! I'd love to have some fresh eyes on it. Let me know how to send it to you.

Tere Kirkland said...

Abby, lol, thanks for the sympathy. It's way too hot for tea. (sorry, that was a terrible pun. I blame the heat).

Karen, I was serious when I said I'd love to read it! Check out my email in my profile and send me an RTF file or Word doc. Hope you decide to earn some more entries. This could be lots of fun!

JennyMac said...

105...and I thought we were hot!

Susan R. Mills said...

It's only 54 degrees here and raining. I'm not sure where I'd rather be, here or there.

Rebecca L Sutton said...

Count me in! I love how the whole hot weather, chilling book thing. I have The Hollow on my list of books I need to buy so I hope I win!

+1 comment
+1 follower

If I actually remember I'll post to the contest on my blog! *sigh* You know I'm a bit distracted by my old flame, I mean, book... ; )

Tere Kirkland said...

Jenny, lol, I lied, the Weather Channel said the "feels like" temp was going to be 105 today, but it only wound up being 104. ;)

Susan, I think I'd still rather be here! It'll cool down eventually. Like... in January. You can come visit me then.

Becca S., I know what you mean. I keep trying to finish my WiP, but there is something so much more attractive about the hero in my last novel that my current hero just can't compete! I'll have to work on making him more scrumptious. ;)

Karen Denise said...

Okay, so I've posted a link on my side bar so that's another entry for me! Yay!

I'm going to email Light Bringers to you in a few. Thanks again!

Tere Kirkland said...

Alright, Denise! I just started an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of entries.

Zahir Blue said...

Thank you for the link. Like the blog. Will follow from now on.

Lisa and Laura said...

Ooh, just became a follower. Dying to read this book! I've heard the most amazing things.

Tere Kirkland said...

Woohoo, more for my Excel spreadsheet. Yes, I am a dork. I need to stop by Office Depot on my way home to buy more notebooks that'll eventually get written in and whatever other useless office supplies I absolutely MUST HAVE. Like leopard binder clips. Seriously, I don't need to bind anything and I don't like leopard prints, but these clips are adorable!

donnas said...

Please include me.

I am a new follower.

Posted on the sidebar here:

And listed in this post here:

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Bunny B said...

I wanna read this!! PLEASE! :)
Love the cover.

bunnybx at gmail . com

Bunny B said...


bunnybx at gmail . com

Tere Kirkland said...

Thanks for entering, y'all! I've got your entries tallied and waiting. The drawing will be Saturday, and the winner will be announced at NOON!

Froggy said...

+1 commenting
+1 follower
+1 Post a link

A Blog with Bite!

Shawna said...

Shawna Lewis

+1 Thanks for this neat chance to win this I MUST READ book!!
+1 I am a follower of your blog
+1 I posted this on my blog
+1 I added you to my blogs sidebar