Contest, My Books, Social Media, Writing

Have you entered the Invisibility Cloak Contest?

Let’s shake up the mid-season blahs with a contest! Do you recognize this book cover? Unfortunately not a lot of people do. If you’re a new author, particularly a non-genre fiction writer not backed by a publicity department, it’s hard to get your target readers to notice your book. Maybe you didn’t realize that. Today, I’m asking you to help make The Brevity of Roses more visible.

(If you want to know more about the book or read the first two chapters free, just click the cover image, one of the red title links, or the tab at the top of the page.)

You probably reach more people online than you realize. Certainly, you each connect to people I don’t know. Some of those people would love reading my novel—if only they knew it existed. I want to tell them. How can you help, you ask? Promote my contest.

I’m giving someone a chance to read The Brevity of Roses absolutely FREE by giving away an autographed print copy! I need your help to get the word out about my giveaway. First, you may enter the contest yourself. Then, do your best to get as many other people as possible to enter. You can do that by announcing the giveaway on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon, or anywhere else you can.

How do you enter? It’s simple. Just leave a comment on this post. Want to increase your chances? Get one extra entry for each place you mention this contest, but you’ll have to let me know where I can see your comment, tweet, status update, etc. and give you credit. For instance, if you leave a comment here, Tweet about the contest three times during its run, mention it on your blog once, and post a link in your Facebook status once, that’s SIX contest entries for you.

The contest will run for 10 days. will select the winner at 7am PST on Wednesday, January 26,2012. Good luck to all!

C’mon, help me lift this cloak of invisibility off The Brevity of Roses!

30 thoughts on “Have you entered the Invisibility Cloak Contest?”

  1. Hi Linda, I had looked at this offer awhile ago and somehow it got bumped down my ‘to-do’ list, but a writer friend (Laura Best) reminded me today. Here I am, enjoyed the first two chapters, and appreciate the chance to win an autographed copy of your book. I am going to tweet about it, and mention it on my blog, too.


  2. Nina: I’m using to choose the winner, but keeping an old-fashioned list of entrants names with the number of entries for each. When the contest ends, I’ll tell Random to choose a number between 1 and ? (total # of entries).

    Maureen: You read it twice? Thanks. And thanks. 🙂

    Mandii: You’re entered thrice!

    Laura: I’m honored. 🙂

    Cathy: Looks like Laura sent several people here.

    Torry: It is good … unless you’re looking for what it isn’t. 🙂

    Anonymous: I hope you’ll give me some way to contact you in case you win.

    Lynn: I’m glad Laura reminded you.

    Good luck everyone!


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