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Friday, June 21, 2013

Join the BLIZZARD: Summer Giveaway!

Today is the first day of summer for 2013. While to most of America that means bathing suits, suntan lotion, and ice cream, in my little world it means it's time for another opportunity for you to:


For those of you going "Blizzard? What blizzard? It's 80 degrees and sunny outside!" let me recap:

In SNOW LIKE ASHES, there are four "normal" kingdoms and four season kingdoms: Summer, Autumn, Winter, and Spring. Thus on the first day of each season both this year and next year, I will be giving away increasingly-awesome SLA swag packs. They'll start out with season-themed goodies and will grow to eventually include ARCs and signed copies. Aside from giving you guys fun treats, these giveaways also serve to create the Blizzard.

What is the Blizzard? In nature, blizzards would be ineffective without the individual snowflakes that make them so very powerful. The same with books -- books are volatile, intense things, but would ultimately be nothing without each individual reader who makes them so very powerful. By spreading news of these contests via Twitter, adding SNOW LIKE ASHES on Goodreads, commenting on this post, and more, you contribute to the storm that in Fall 2014 will result in SNOW LIKE ASHES!

To make yourself the envy of the world and proclaim your status as a part of the Blizzard, every seasonal prize pack winner will also get a super-special, handmade-by-yours-truly snowflake charm. Observe:

You create the storm!

For this most glamorous of second seasonal SLA giveaways, the prize pack comes stuffed with all sorts of SUMMER goodies! In SNOW LIKE ASHES, the Summer Kingdom is known for -- what else? -- pleasure. Relaxing and enjoying life and all in all having a good time of things. There are both benefits and very unfortunate political ramifications to being the kingdom known for pleasure, but in Summer, the bad stuff doesn't seem quite as bad. Thus it is only appropriate that the prize pack for the SLA Blizzard Giveaway: Summer Edition comes complete with all manner of things to help you sit back, relax, and enjoy the summer of 2013.

How do you get this most glamorous of second seasonal SLA prize packs? Simple! Click the link below and obey the Rafflecopter gods. Join the Blizzard, win free stuff!

Sweet and spicy chocolate that embodies the heat of Summer, a Sun & Sand candle to put you in a beachy mood, a $10 Barnes & Noble Gift Card so you can buy that perfect Summer read, and of course, your piece of the SNOW LIKE ASHES Blizzard! 

The SNOW LIKE ASHES Blizzard Giveaway: Summer Edition runs June 21-July 4 and is open internationally. The winner will be announced Friday, July 5!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, June 14, 2013

The next BLIZZARD is coming...

...on June 21, 2013.

Win prizes. Join the Blizzard.

The SNOW LIKE ASHES Join the Blizzard Giveaway starts again in ONE WEEK. And this time, it's all about SUMMER.