Friday, October 01, 2010

Let the TRANCE Countdown Begin!

Welcome to the party! Glad you could come.

For the next fourteen days, we'll be hanging out with some of the coolest YA authors around, giving away books and other swag, and counting down until the release of TRANCE.

Here's how it will work:

Each day, three guest authors will join us in separate posts.
To earn entries for that day's giveaway, and to be entered for the grand prize drawings on the 14th, leave a comment below the post.
You may comment once per post. Each comment earns you one entry.
Additional entries for the final drawings may be earned by:
Changing your avatar or profile picture to either the TRANCE book cover, or to a picture of you making "TRANCE eyes"
Blog, post, or tweet about the party.
Invite a friend along.
Join the Bookmark Brigade (email me for details.)

Besides the daily book giveaways, you could win:

* A Genuine Japanese Yukata, as worn by a character in TRANCE

* An entire basket of Supernatural titles, including:
Sweep, Volumes I and II, by Kate Tiernan
Fear Anthology, edited by R.L. Stine
Beautiful Creatures, by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (signed)
Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (signed)
Dark Flame, Alyson Noel (signed)

*The "Penguin Five" boxed collection:
Nightshade, by Andrea Cremer
The Eternal Ones, by Kirsten Miller
Matched, by Ally Condie
Sapphique, by Catherine Fisher
The Replacement, by Brenna Yovanoff

*A Sony Cyber Shot Digital Camera (Photography plays a big role in TRANCE.)

A word about numerology:

In TRANCE, numerology weaves throughout the plot. Numerology is the study of numbers, and how their power, or "vibrations", help define our personalities, futures, and life paths. During this party, our guest authors will have their numbers "done" using the Chaldean system of numerology. (This is the system used by the characters in TRANCE.)

The number values assigned to each letter under the Chaldean system are slightly different than the number values assigned under the more common Pythagorean system. For one, the number nine is held sacred by the Chaldeans. Therefore, no letter is assigned to the number nine.

Also, under the Pythagorean system, all number readings are "reduced" to single digits. The Chaldeans believed that double digit, or "compound" number values were important as well, and so they have been included in the numerological readings.

And now, without further ado... let's Party!