Promotion Prizes



So it is April, and a week until the Promotion Notion competition ends! I’ve already seen much gorgeousness, thank you so much to everyone who’s participated so far – vids, a tumblr, a calligraphy project, art, book discussions and songs – to which I will be linking in a round-up and announcing the winners post (probably a few days after the April 7 deadline, as I will be in LA, and hoping to see some of you guys there). And I am very much looking forward to seeing more!

But I also thought that you guys should be made aware of the other prizes besides the advance copy of The Demon’s Surrender.

So without further ado here they are, in no order because I feel the winners may want to pick/have already read one/et cetera.



A poet and a bear journey toward the ruins of a city in search of answers; a diminutive man seeks satisfaction within a secluded mountain cave; an elderly widow enjoys the company of a collection of robotic cowboys; the Boy Who Never Grew Up becomes an agent of Her Majesty’s Secret Service; a werewolf girl joins the cast of a musical revue; a group of hardened mercenaries takes on a foolish job; a young man learns the ways of the world in the arms of a Sylvanian maiden; a teenage girl attempts to escape her domineering mother’s influence aboard a cargo spaceship; an impossible flying machine departs on its maiden voyage…

“Elegy for a Young Elk” – Hannu Rajaniemi
“The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains” – Neil Gaiman
“Seven Sexy Cowboy Robots” – Sandra McDonald
“The Spy Who Never Grew Up” – Sarah Rees Brennan
“The Aarne-Thompson Classification Revue” – Holly Black
“Under the Moons of Venus” – Damien Broderick
“The Fool Jobs” – Joe Abercrombie
“Alone” – Robert Reed
“Names for Water” – Kij Johnson
“Fair Ladies” – Theodora Goss
“Plus or Minus” – James P. Kelly
“The Man With the Knives” – Ellen Kushner
“The Jammie Dodgers and the Adventure of the Leicester Square Screening” – Cory Doctorow
“The Maiden Flight of McAuley’s Bellerophon” – Elizabeth Hand
“The Miracle Aquilina” – Margo Lanagan
“The Taste of Night” – Pat Cadigan
“The Exterminator’s Want-Ad” – Bruce Sterling
“Map of Seventeen” – Christopher Barzak
“The Naturalist” – Maureen McHugh
“Sins of the Father” – Sara Genge
“The Sultan of the Clouds” – Geoffrey A. Landis
“Iteration” – John Kessel
“The Care and Feeding of Your Baby Killer Unicorn” – Diana Peterfreund
“The Night Train” – Lavie Tidhar
“Still Life (A Sexagesimal Fairy Tale)” – Ian Tregillis
“Amor Vincit Omnia” – K.J. Parker
“The Things” – Peter Watts
“The Zeppelin Conductors’ Society Annual Gentlemen’s Ball” – Genevieve Valentine

Would you look at that lineup. And me! I am so proud my Peter-Pan-playing-at-being-James-Bond story was chosen.

And then there is the question of essays. I like to write them in a way that used to make my professors weep. Casual like. Many jokes. Some sexy jokes. I find it all kinds of enjoyable that now I can witter on about books and TV shows in other books.



A collection of essays about Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games. In which I suggest the existence of a secret, naughty bits version of Mockingjay.

Introduction: The Girl Who Was on Fire – Leah Wilson
Why So Hungry for the Hunger Games? (Or, The Game of Making Readers Hungry For More, Why Readers’ Imaginations Caught Fire, and My Sad Inability to Come Up With a Wordplay for Mockingjay) – Sarah Rees Brennan
Team Katniss – Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Your Heart Is a Weapon the Size of Your Fist – Mary Borsellino
Smoke and Mirrors – Elizabeth M. Rees
Someone to Watch Over Me – Lili Wilkinson
Reality Hunger – Ned Vizzini
Panem et Circenses – Carrie Ryan
Not So Weird Science – Cara Lockwood
Crime of Fashion – Terri Clark
Bent, Shattered, and Mended – Blythe Woolston
The Politics of Mockingjay – Sarah Darer Littman
The Inevitable Decline of Decadence – Adrienne Kress
Community in the Face of Tyranny – Bree Despain



* Introduction: A Visitor’s Guide to Mystic Falls – Red and Vee
* Women Who Love Vampires Who Eat Women – Sarah Rees Brennan
* Bonnie Bennett: A New Kind of Best Friend – Bree Despain
* The War between the States – Claudia Gray
* Ladies of the Night, Unite! – Jon Skovron
* In Which Our Intrepid Heroines Discuss the Merits of the Bad Boy Versus the Reformed Bad Boy – Alyxandra Harvey
* You’re My Obsession – Vera Nazarian
* Don’t Be Fooled by that Noble Chin: Stefan Sucks – Kiersten White
* Case Notes: Salvatore, Stefan and Salvatore, Damon – Heidi R. Kling
* Damon Salvatore: Vampire Hunte – rMary Borsellino
* Sweet Caroline – Jennifer Lynn Barnes
* Dear Diary . . . – Karen Mahoney
* A Visitor’s Guide to Fell’s Church – Red and Vee

I know, I know. My essay titles. I once titled one of my essays with a Latin pun. They never let you out of nerdtown for that. In fact I believe I may have been made mayor for that.

Aaaaand, there is going to be a Demon’s Lexicon Series poster! I am getting a real designer to do this, but I have used my elite art program skills to show you a ROUGHT DRAFT.



Pretty all finished and all together, don’t you think? *coughs* I know they do not exactly, uh, line up, but you get the idea.

I know you are all pretty impressed by those fancy art skills. I also made a collage for Listen for a Whisper. I am so cool. 😉

I will of course sign any and all of these fine prizes! And I hope you enjoy the Promotion Notion as much as I do.

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