Okay, I think I've had enough coffee to write this all out coherently.
First, let me ask you a question; when it was your birthday, what did you wish for when you blew out the candles? A pony? Happy love life with a dream boy? Hit a bestseller list with your debut novel?
If you're thinking on the same coffee-intoxicated brainwaves as I am, the last question probaly caught your eye. How many 21-year-olds do you know who pick, out of everything they could have on their special day, to see their book on a bestseller list? This one, of course.
I know, it's completely insane. I'm basically pimping myself out on my birthday in hopes of making my birthday wish come true. Wait, aren't birthday wishes not supposed to be spoken aloud, for fear of them never coming true? Well, how does a wish like this come true if I don't share it? Easy, it doesn't. But now that I am sharing it, there's a chance that, by the end of April 11th 2012, I could have my wish come true.
How? With your help.
Over the last couple of weeks, I've been contacting anyone who was interested in participating in a SPECIAL SECRET event over Twitter, Facebook, email, you name it. The response was great, by the way! I had a mix of friends and new-aquaintances reach out to me, curious about my little hush-hush spectacle I kept muttering about.
The event, titled ILLUMINE'S WISH, is in a sense, a blog hop with an ultimate 'wish'. Throughout the week of April 8th until the 14th, various blogs around the internet will be hosting giveaways of Illumine signed paperbacks, bookmarks, ebooks, a little of everything! Each blog participating will be mentioned here, highlighting anything from guest posts, reviews, you name it!
Then there's the big prize. The big prize, which will run all week right here on my blog, is your chance to win one of ten ARCS of Obumbrate! Five of them will be paperback format, while the other five will be ebook versions. Winners of the ARC giveaway will be announced on April 20th right on here along with the cover reveal of OBUMBRATE! How cool is that?!
Now, back to ILLUMINE'S WISH. Even though I've already gathered all participants for the event, let's just say you want to help achieve this goal with me. How can you go about doing this, you ask? I say easy! Tweet about it, post about it on Facebook. Spread the photo and the details as far as you can virally. Let your corner of the world know that one author is going bonkers to make her dream come true and really have something to celebrate her 21st birthday about! You can put the button for ILLUMINE'S WISH right on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, anywhere. I really mean it when I say that every mention counts. It's like one voice out of the whole choir. Alone, the voice is beautiful and elegant, but combined with the whole choir it becomes mesmerizing and powerful.
Let's make ILLUMINE'S WISH like a choir, mesmerizing and powerful. Together, we can do this!