Wednesday, August 8, 2012

ENCLAVE Sale and Contest!


In Deuce’s world, people earn the right to a name only if they survive their first fifteen years. By that point, each unnamed ‘brat’ has trained into one of three groups–Breeders, Builders, or Hunters, identifiable by the number of scars they bear on their arms. Deuce has wanted to be a Huntress for as long as she can remember.

As a Huntress, her purpose is clear—to brave the dangerous tunnels outside the enclave and bring back meat to feed the group while evading ferocious monsters known as Freaks. She’s worked toward this goal her whole life, and nothing’s going to stop her, not even a beautiful, brooding Hunter named Fade. When the mysterious boy becomes her partner, Deuce’s troubles are just beginning.

Down below, deviation from the rules is punished swiftly and harshly, and Fade doesn’t like following orders. At first Deuce thinks he’s crazy, but as death stalks their sanctuary, and it becomes clear the elders don’t always know best, Deuce wonders if Fade might be telling the truth. Her partner confuses her; she’s never known a boy like him before, as prone to touching her gently as using his knives with feral grace.

As Deuce’s perception shifts, so does the balance in the constant battle for survival. The mindless Freaks, once considered a threat only due to their sheer numbers, show signs of cunning and strategy… but the elders refuse to heed any warnings. Despite imminent disaster, the enclave puts their faith in strictures and sacrifice instead. No matter how she tries, Deuce cannot stem the dark tide that carries her far from the only world she’s ever known.

All right folks here's the skinny - Enclave, the first book in Ann Aguirre's YA dystopian series RAZORLAND, is on sale as an e-book for the month of August across most (if not all) platforms.  Ann wants this book to hit the top 100 and by golly we shall help her--not just 'cause we love her, but also because she's having this super rad contest.

As Ann says in her blog post:
I need your help in spreading the word about the price drop and all the different places where people can grab it on sale. It might help if you include links. Here’s what I’m talking about:
  • Tweet about the digi sale +2
  • Facebook wall post +2
  • Blog about the sale +3
  • Buy (or have bought) the ebook +5
  • Give it to someone as a gift +5
  • Talk about the book in a reader’s forum and mention the sale +3
  • Random, acceptable non-spammy idea on the part of the street team member (# entries negotiable). Like dressing up as a character from the book, putting on a sandwich board and walking around Times Square all day? I’d give 100 for that. Heh. And any creative idea you come up with, I’ll handle on a case-by-case basis, and assign a number of entries at that time.
Now then what do you win?

Grand prize: Ipad (or other brand tablet of equal or lesser value)

First: $100 gift certificate to your bookstore of choice
Second: $50 gift certificate to your coffee shop of choice
Third: $25 gift certicate to your chocalatier of choice
Runner-up: Signed & personalized copies of Enclave & Outpost

The Grand Prize is not a random drawing event--who ever works their tushy off the most (and gains the most points) wins the day--er iPad. 

Here's the buy links I could round up: Kindle // Nook // Kobo  them being the only places I buy traditional publisher e-books.  The book is going for $2.99 and with the sequel, Outpost, due out September 4th isn't it time you read it?