Thursday, May 7, 2009

Win $25 Gift Certificate

Win a $25 Amazon.com gift certificate. That’s right. I thought it might be fun to do a contest. I thought about offering a publishing contract to the winner, but I wanted to be as inclusive as possible.


First Chance to Win


Choose any Christian novel. I must be able to find it on Amazon.com. Create a new title that is different by one letter. You may change a letter, delete a letter or add a letter, but only one letter. For example, Redeeming Love might become Redeeming Cove. Next, in seventy-five (75) words or less, make me want to go out and buy it. For Redeeming Cove we might say: Shania has gone through life getting what she wants and doing as she pleases. Her grades are low. Her friends are questionable. Can a summer with her grandparents in Shadow Cove turn her away from a destructive path, or is she lost forever? – Redeeming Cove In a subjective selection process, I will select the one that I would most like to read.


Second Chance to Win


Tell your friends. The winner will be given an opportunity to identify one person (presumably the person who told him/her about this contest) to receive a second $25 Amazon.com gift certificate.


Bonus


If I choose your entry and I see your smiling face in the Followers box for this blog, I will add $10, making it a $35 gift certificate.


How to Enter


Leave your entries in the comments of this blog post. Along with your entry, identify the person who told you about this contest. Enter as many times as you like, but please don’t duplicate entries as that will not increase your chances of winning.


Deadline and Winner Announcement


I will be making a selection no sooner than 12:01 AM Sunday, May 17 CDT. That gives you a little over a week. I will announce the winner via a blog post, sometime after that. At that time, I will ask the two winners for a valid e-mail address for prize delivery.

5 comments :

Cindy said...

What a fun contest! Well, I've followed your blog for awhile (my Dashboard can attest to that) but blogger is being temperamental and I seem to be "phantom" following a lot of people. When I click on the followers box it tells me sign in as a different user or that I've been blocked :(.

Anyway, I thought I'd enter the contest so...here's my entry.

The Shock (instead of The Shack)

Elaina Binder finally summons the courage to begin pursuing her dream of journalism. When a brutal murder is committed in her neighborhood she goes for the inside scoop.

Threatening calls begin, a mysterious package is left on her doorstep. When the clues point to her best friend, she can only trust God. Armed with dangerous knowledge and faith she’ll find the killer, Elaina goes deeper and prepares herself for the greatest shock of her life.

Lady Glamis said...

I'd love to enter, but I'm not sure I know of any books I could do. I haven't read much lately, and my genre is usually not in Christian fiction. I'll look around though and see if there's anything that will work. Thanks for a great opportunity!

Timothy Fish said...

Lady Glamis,

I hope you do enter. Having read the book isn't a requirement, so any of the titles in Amazon.com's list of Christian fiction will do. I think there's something over 14 thousand to choose from.

Timothy

Neal~ said...

On His Steps instead of In His Steps.

A man retells the stories he heard as a child, sitting on his grandfather's front steps.

Carl H. said...

Take Too from Karen Kingsbury’s Take Two. A young man inherits his uncle’s estate, but only if he agrees to care for the old woman who has been living on the property for many years.