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Coming in January . . . the Make a Case for Love Contest!

Monday, December 28, 2009

I always have to have a contest when I have a book releasing, and A Case for Love is no exception. Beginning Monday, January 4 and running through Friday, January 29, 2010, I’ll be taking submissions in the “Make a Case for Love Contest.” As with the previous contests, there are a few ways to enter and a few prizes you can win.

THE PRIZES*

Grand Prize: Signed copy of A Case for Love, Menu for Romance, and Stand-In Groom and a $75 Amazon.com gift certificate.

2nd Place: Signed copy of A Case for Love, Menu for Romance, and Stand-In Groom and a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate.

3rd Place: Signed copy of A Case for Love, Menu for Romance, and Stand-In Groom and a $25 Amazon.com gift certificate.

HOW DO I ENTER?

1. To enter the grand prize drawing, you must do both of the following [(a) and (b)]:

    (a) Submit a short scene involving a lawyer arguing a case in which he or she MUST PROVE TRUE LOVE EXISTS. It can be fan fiction (using characters from an existing TV show or movie) or a story of your own creation (please indicate which in your submission e-mail); it can be a courtroom scene or outside of a formal legal setting—but the character must be a lawyer! Entries must be shorter than 1,500 words or they will be disqualified. I along with a panel of anonymous judges (probably relatives) will choose the winner. Entries should be e-mailed to me at kaye (at) kayedacus (dot) com, with a subject line: Make a Case for Love Contest. Entries must be received no later than midnight (U.S. Central Time) Friday, January 29, 2010.

    (b) Post a comment on at least ten blog posts between Monday, January 4, 2010, and Friday, January 29, 2010. Comments must be relevant to the topic of that day’s post. Only one comment per post will count toward the contest, but each comment over the ten required earns you another name in the “hat”—so the more you visit the blog and comment on posts, the greater your chances of winning.**
    For comments to count toward the contest, they must be on the posts dated between January 4, 2010 and January 29, 2010—no going back to older posts and commenting on those! Also—it should be more than just “Great topic. Thanks for posting it.” I want thoughtful comments that prove you’ve actually read what I’ve written.

        Eligible non-winning entrants for the grand prize will be entered into the drawing for the 2nd & 3rd place prizes.

    2. To enter the drawing for the 2nd & 3rd place prizes (names to be drawn at random):
    Post a comment on at least ten blog posts between Monday, January 4, 2010, and Friday, January 29, 2010. Comments must be relevant to the topic of that day’s post. Only one comment per post will count toward the contest, but each comment over the ten required earns you another name in the “hat”—so the more you visit the blog and comment on posts, the greater your chances of winning.**
    For comments to count toward the contest, they must be on the posts dated between January 4, 2010 and January 29, 2010—no going back to older posts and commenting on those! Also—it should be more than just “Great topic. Thanks for posting it.” I want thoughtful comments that prove you’ve actually read what I’ve written.

    HOW WILL I KNOW IF I’VE WON?
    I will e-mail winners (so be sure your e-mail address is correct when you post your comments) on Sunday, January 31, 2010, and the winning scene and names of winners will be posted on Monday, February1, 2010—A Case for Love‘s official release date!


    *These prizes/gift certificate amounts are for residents of the U.S. and Canada only. If you live outside North America and your entry is chosen for one of the prizes, we will work out an equitable prize package and figure out how to get it to you!

    **Posting a comment on ten posts earns you one entry in the contest; each additional comment (one per post) earns additional entries. For example: if you comment on eleven posts, you’ll have two entries; comment on fifteen posts, earn six entries. There will occasionally be posts on which your comment will earn you than one entry.

17 Comments
  1. Monday, December 28, 2009 9:53 am

    Ooooo fun! I’m going to get in on this one for second or third place! You always have the best “celebrations” for your book releases! Can’t wait!

    XOXO~ Renee

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    • Monday, December 28, 2009 12:21 pm

      Thanks, Renee—I’m already starting to think about some of the topics I want to write about next month!

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  2. Monday, December 28, 2009 11:41 am

    Yaay!

    So the Santa Claus case in Miracle on 34th Street doesn’t count? It’s not a case for love, per se, but it’s close… ๐Ÿ˜‰ Just kidding.

    Can’t wait for it to come! Very excited here.

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    • Monday, December 28, 2009 12:21 pm

      Nope, Santa Claus doesn’t count. But his lawyer would! If you give him a new case to argue.

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      • Monday, December 28, 2009 4:47 pm

        Maybe a continuation starting at the end of the movie?

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  3. Monday, December 28, 2009 1:06 pm

    Sounds like fun, Kaye!

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    • Monday, December 28, 2009 2:14 pm

      Thanks, Carla. I’ve got to come up with some really fun ideas to get some good discussions going with these topics. I’m starting to have “comment envy” when I stop by other people’s blogs who have twenty and thirty comments on every single post. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  4. Monday, December 28, 2009 2:02 pm

    How fun is THIS?? I’m putting my thinking cap on . . . .

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    • Monday, December 28, 2009 2:14 pm

      Can’t wait to see what you come up with! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  5. Monday, December 28, 2009 9:46 pm

    You are too fun! ๐Ÿ™‚ Excited for your new release, Kaye!

    Joalnthe

    p.s. the ‘judges’ comment {probably relatives} cracked me up!

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  6. Lori C permalink
    Tuesday, December 29, 2009 8:00 am

    As always you know just how to get the creative jucies flowing! I look forward to completing the series with A Case for Love!

    BTW: LOVE LOVE LOVE my Christmas present. Thanks.

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  7. Sunday, January 3, 2010 4:07 pm

    Woo hoo, I can’t wait to get started on my entry. Too much fun.

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  8. Sunday, January 3, 2010 9:48 pm

    Sounds like fun! Will the scene submissions be posted anywhere? I’d love to read what everyone comes up with.

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  9. Tuesday, January 5, 2010 11:51 am

    This is a fun way to do a giveaway! I’m going to have to think of something to submit. I love the challenge win or no win. Love your creativity Kaye!

    p.s. you don’t have to envy me and the comments on my blog-haha- my faithful followers amount to approximately hmm, hard to count I need two hands! ๐Ÿ˜‰ 8 I love every single one though so I’m not complaining!

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  10. Monday, January 18, 2010 11:12 am

    Just read about your contest on twitter. What a fun way to celebrate a book launch! Your “Prove True Love Exists” is quite a challenge!

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  11. Wednesday, January 27, 2010 12:22 am

    Did you get my submission? I’ve had recent comments that my email attachments are not readable.

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