Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Time for the Black Swagday Giveaway Extravaganza!!!

I can't believe it's already time for my annual Black Swagday Giveaway--but.... *double checks calendar*....Yep! THE TIME HAS COME!

(*whispers* If anyone can figure out how to pause time, that'd be AWESOME. kthanxbai)

Since this is the time of year where everyone has gifts on their minds--and I personally feel that books are THE BEST gifts anyone can give--I love doing this giveaway to help you guys make your gifts even more special (and btw--gifts for yourself totally count). But it only lasts for a few days so don't miss your chance!

So here's how this works.

If you buy any of my books (Keeper of the Lost Cities, Exile, Everblaze, Neverseen, Let the Sky Fall, and/or Let the Storm Break*) this weekend--which just so happens to be the biggest shopping weekend of the year, between Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday--and fill out the form at the end of this post, I will send you the corresponding swag pack below.

*I'm not including pre-orders of Let the Wind Rise because I'll be doing a separate giveaway for that closer to the book's release

And here's what's up for grabs:

If you buy any of the KEEPER books and fill out the form, I'll send you this*:

- a signed bookplate 
- a signed, limited edition Verdi art print
- a Black Swan sticker
- a 5x7 character art print (featuring the awesome illustrations by Courtney Godbey)

AND, if you buy more than one KEEPER book, I'll throw in extra goodies as well--and if you want an example of what some of those goodies could be, here's a pic:

(Obviously you won't get everything you see in this pic--but you'll get some of it, chosen randomly at mailing. And the more books you buy, the more you'll get)

And if you buy LET THE SKY FALL and fill out the form, I'll send you this*:

- a LTSF signed bookplate
- a LTSF bookmark
- a LTSF sticker
- a Keep Calm and Let the Sky Fall sticker

AND if you buy LET THE STORM BREAK and fill out the form, I'll send you this*:

 - a LTSB signed bookplate
- a LTSB bookmark
- a LTSB sticker 
- a Keep Calm and Let the Storm Break sticker

All of this swag is only available here and hand signed by me!
*And should supplies run out of any particular item, it will be substituted with a comparable piece of swag

Everyone who fills out the form below between today (11/25/15)  and 11:59 pm pacific time on Monday, 11/30/15 WILL get their swag mailed to whatever address they provide. I'll do my best to have them in the mail straight away, so that you get it in time for whatever you're celebrating. No proof of purchase required. If you say you bought it, I believe you. But remember, every time you lie, it makes Keefe, Fitz, and Dex cry.

It also doesn't matter where you buy the book (though supporting your Local Indie Bookstore guarantees you a life of sunshine and happiness) or if you buy a paperback or a hardcover (ebooks and audiobooks count too!). And you're welcome to buy as many books as you want! (Just make sure you fill out the form accordingly so I know to send you the proper amount of swag).

Giveaway is also open internationally!!!

**Please note** This giveaway ONLY applies to books purchased between 11/25/15-11/30/15, and does NOT include books previously purchased. Of course I super-appreciate if you've bought my books before now, but I've also done previous giveaways that you would've had a chance to take part in (sorry if you missed them). So this is only for new purchases, and if you are desperate for the swag, you could always buy a book to give as a gift (what better gift could there be, really?) and keep the swag for yourself--I won't tell! :)

Um... I *think* that covers everything--but if I missed something, of course feel free to ask any questions you may have in the comments (but make sure you leave those comments in the post on my website, not on goodreads or any of the other places this blog feeds out to, otherwise I won't see them). 



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  2. I just love ur giveaways and everything about uπŸ’ŸπŸ’ŸπŸ’•πŸ’–πŸ’“πŸ’—πŸ’ž

  3. Just to be clear, if anyone buys two Keeper books, will they get the extra stuff instead of the standard swag pack for the second book, or in addtion to it?

    Also, you are utterly, utterly awesome for doing these giveaways. I wish all my favourite authors were as sweet as you ^^

    1. It depends on which books. If someone tells me they bought two copies of Keeper #1, I'll assume those aren't for the same person, and therefore give them two of the same swag packs so that both gifts have the same swag. Whereas if someone were to mark that they'd bought Keeper #1 and Keeper #2, I'd assume that's for the same person and give them a swag pack plus some of the other extras so they get a better variety. Hope that makes sense

      (and you can always clarify what you want/need in the additional comments field if you're worried. I can't give extra swag just because people ask for it or anything, but I will do my best to make sure you're happy with what you get)

    2. Oh, and I should add that I'll of course include signed bookplates for every single book people tell me they buy

    3. Thanks, you perfectly answered my conundrum, "how do I get book plates for both of my books without getting double of everything else?" =)

  4. Is there going to be a cover similar to the blue and orange covers for the Let the Wind Rise?

    1. The cover for LTWR has already been revealed. You can see it in the sidebar to the right. The style has changed ever so slightly from the previous covers, for lots of long complicated, publishing-is-weird reasons. But the new style will still look very nice with the old.

    2. Thanks :) Can you buy LTSF and LTSB with the covers that are similar to LTWR?

    3. You'll be able to buy paperbacks with the new covers soon(ish). Not totally sure when the paperback of LTSF with the new cover will be available, but I know the paperback of LTSB will be available 2/9/16

    4. So we won't be able to buy it in hard cover?

    5. Let the Wind Rise WILL be available in hardcover (and then a year later in paperback). But the new covers for LTSF and LTSB will only be on the paperback versions.

    6. Okay thanks you so much!!! I'm super excited to read LTWR you left LTSB on such a cliff hanger!!!!

  5. How many books are there going to be in the KOTLC series?😊

  6. Shannon my daughter loves your books! Have a Merry Christmas!

  7. I am so excited! I got my Keepers stuff from this giveaway, and everything is even more perfect than I thought it would be! I am such a huge fan! I'm not sure how I can survive waiting a YEAR or more for book five. Anyway, thank you so much Ms. Messenger.

  8. First of all, THANK YOU for writing this series Ms Messenger! I can't imagine not rereading it again and again! Oh my goodness Keeper of the Lost Cities is so awesome for so many reasons! I mean you actually make it long??? I felt so happy when I saw that all the books were like 500+ pages! Also, you are amazing at this mystery writing! (I can usually guess the plot of a story but not in KOTLC!) YOU ARE AMAZING. Keep on writing!