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Viral blogging contest: Do We Have Hand?

UPDATE To see if you have been entered, please check here. I have listed all the entrants that I know of. If I haven’t caught you, leave a comment and I’ll get you on the list. No worries if the image doesn’t load. Contest will end on September 5, 2006. The contest is only open to those who are 18 years or older. I don’t want to get an unhappy parent suing me for corrupting their children!

WIN $200 AMAZON Gift certificate from DearAuthor.com by participating in a blogging experiment to bribe encourage bloggers to participate, we are putting up some semi-cash, a book, goodies, and an ARC. Here’s what you can WIN:

  • $200 Amazon gift certificate
  • Signed copy of Slave to Sensation
  • New Zealand goodies chosen by Singh
  • ARC of Christine Feehan’s October release: Conspiracy Game

Jane here from Dearauthor.com. We are running a viral blogging experiment to see if bloggers can have an affect on the real world market. This idea was inspired by Anne Frasier’s blog entry about her dwindling print runs. (I can’t find the exact post). The “hand” term is stolen from a famous Seinfeld episode where George tries to gain “hand” in his relationship by doing everything opposite to his instincts. (no original ideas here).

I chose Nalini Singh’s Slave to Sensation because I really loved the book and because she is a new author without any significant exposure. Ms. Singh lives in New Zealand and will be doing limited promotional work outside the internet (ie no signings). Slave to Sensation is her first single title mass market. She’s written 5 category romances. I had never heard of her when she emailed me to ask if I would review her book.

The chances of Singh making it onto the USA Today bestseller list or any other list is not great. I wondered when I read Anne Frasier’s blog post what effect, if any, could 100 bloggers do to a mass market book and a relatively unknown author.While Dear Author has NO affiliation with Berkley or Singh, in the interests of keeping it in her voice, we did ask the author to supply the blurb. Intrigued by the experiment, she’s also offered to match our $100, taking the prize to $200. On Thursday, I received a copy of the ARC to Christine Feehan’s upcoming book and called the publicity office to see if I could give it away in this contest. The publisher said okay.

What is the experiment exactly? We are trying to get, at least, 100 bloggers to blog about this book. Simply put up the following code which includes a blurb and a link to the cover image. You can add whatever else you want. The only goal here is exposure and whether exposure does anything to the real world market. You must include the permalink or trackback link because that is how we will keep a record of all the entrants.

If you want to know more about Singh’s book, you can visit her website. Rosario gave the book an A. Romantic Times rated it 4 1/2 stars. My letter will be up tomorrow and I don’t think it’s any secret that I will be giving it an A. We understand if bloggers don’t want to participate, but we hope they will.

You can download the code that you need to participate at here.

You can see how the blog post will look here.

If you do not have a blog, but you are willing to post the contest and blurb, simply email me at jane at dearauthor.com with the link to where you posted and I’ll enter you into the contest. The entrants will appear on this page so keep checking back to make sure I’ve caught you.

Entrants:

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(100)

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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

135 Comments

  1. CindyS
    Aug 20, 2006 @ 05:09:38

    Uh, question, when I click to ‘download the code’ all I get is the preview of the blog. I copied it and pasted it into my blogger thing and when I hit preview there were no pictures or links or trackbacks.

    Am I doing something wrong or is that link not linking to the right place?

    Thanks CindyS – will put it up tomorrow if I can figure this all out.

  2. Jane
    Aug 20, 2006 @ 08:03:55

    CindyS, if you click on the “download” link, it will bring up a page that has just text with html codes. That is what you want to paste into your blogger setup.

  3. Sharon
    Aug 20, 2006 @ 11:31:51

    I posted the contest on my blog but wanted you to know that the last link for the excerpt doesn’t work. In the html you need to add a ‘p’ to the ‘htt’

  4. Jane
    Aug 20, 2006 @ 11:35:27

    Oh, Sharon, thanks. Between you and Nicole, I should eventually have this thing figured out, right?

  5. C2
    Aug 20, 2006 @ 13:55:43

    It’s up on my blog, too…but I don’t know about the whole “trackback” thing. I’m a new blogger (is that a better excuse than being a big dummy??). :o)

  6. Alyssa
    Aug 20, 2006 @ 15:58:40

    I just added this to my blog as well.

  7. Jennifer
    Aug 20, 2006 @ 16:22:19

    I added it to my blog as well, but can’t the picture to show.

    Jenn

  8. Erin the Innocent
    Aug 20, 2006 @ 17:01:09

    I put up an entry for this on my blog :) I hope this works. It looks like an interesting book :)

  9. Jane
    Aug 20, 2006 @ 17:39:43

    Jenn – for some reason, you are missing the code for the picture but that’s okay. I’ve got you entered.

  10. Karen S.
    Aug 20, 2006 @ 18:30:13

    I’ve blogged it here -
    http://embercase.com/wpembercase/

    Please let us know what kind of feedback and results this generates!

  11. raine
    Aug 20, 2006 @ 19:26:26

    I’ll have it posted tonight. :-)

  12. infraredherring.com
    Aug 20, 2006 @ 20:01:10

    Book Experiment…

    I am participating in a blogging experiment hosted at dearauthor.com. To enter the contest, put up this blurb, image, and trackback and you are entered to win the following prize package.

    $200 Amazon gift certificate
    Signed copy of Slave to Sen…

  13. katie g.
    Aug 20, 2006 @ 20:03:49

    I posted it on my blog this afternoon. Good Luck!

  14. Sarah
    Aug 20, 2006 @ 20:16:39

    I posted it at my book journal here:

    I wasn’t sure if I had to comment to let you know where I posted it.

  15. Bonnie Ferguson
    Aug 20, 2006 @ 21:09:11

    I put up the post on my blog :)

  16. Dance Chica
    Aug 20, 2006 @ 22:27:15

    Okay, you got me! lol. I just posted this on my blog. Good luck with your experiment! :)

  17. Angelle Trieste
    Aug 20, 2006 @ 22:35:17

  18. Angelle Trieste
    Aug 20, 2006 @ 22:40:39

    BTW — Anne Frasier’s post on print run is here.

  19. Angelle's Blog: Calliope's Faithful Servant
    Aug 20, 2006 @ 22:44:56

    Viral Blogging: Nalini Singh’s Slave to Sensation…

    I am participating in a blogging experiment hosted at dearauthor.com. To enter the contest, put up this blurb, image, and trackback and you are entered to win the following prize package.

    $200 Amazon gift certificate
    Signed copy of Slave to Sensati…

  20. Rosie
    Aug 20, 2006 @ 22:56:53

    Praise be I finally got the image loaded!! It’s on my blog. This is a fantastic idea and I’ll be checking to see how it goes.

  21. Alie
    Aug 20, 2006 @ 23:28:42

    It’s up on my blog/journal :)

  22. Menage a Kat
    Aug 21, 2006 @ 01:26:08

    Because experiments are fun!…

    I am participating in a blogging experiment hosted at dearauthor.com. What fun!…

  23. jmc
    Aug 21, 2006 @ 07:07:56

    Done! I’ve got this one preordered :)

    http://jmcarr2001.livejournal.com/88905.html

  24. Kirsten
    Aug 21, 2006 @ 07:42:09

    When is the experiment officially concluded? I.e. do you have a timeframe at which point you’ll tally results?

  25. Jane
    Aug 21, 2006 @ 07:46:06

    [quote comment="3308"]When is the experiment officially concluded? I.e. do you have a timeframe at which point you’ll tally results?[/quote]

    Yes, I should have posted that. We’ll end the contest on September 5 – that’s the official release date of the book.

  26. Valeen
    Aug 21, 2006 @ 09:12:20

    Put it up on my site! No idea how I trackback though. ??

  27. Nienke
    Aug 21, 2006 @ 09:17:05

    It’s up and running at The Writing Life!

  28. ag
    Aug 21, 2006 @ 09:23:45

    I’m lending a hand too! Here’s mine:

    Go, bloggers, go!

  29. Nephele Tempest
    Aug 21, 2006 @ 11:34:46

    I just wanted to drop in and say that I think this is a wonderful experiment, but then of course I’m a bit biased as I’m Nalini’s agent. Thank you so much for choosing to use SLAVE TO SENSATION as the promotional book for this event.

    I’m happy to participate and have passed the word about the contest, but please take me out of the running for the prize. (It’s kind of like being inelligible if you work for the sponsoring company, right?) Can’t wait to see the end results of the experiment.

    All best,
    Nephele

  30. Shannon McKelden
    Aug 21, 2006 @ 12:16:48

    I posted it on my blog also, but don’t know how to do trackbacks! Sorry! Does it still count? Here’s where it’s posted.

    Good luck, Nalini!

  31. LorelieLong
    Aug 21, 2006 @ 12:32:43

    I’m on blogger so I’m not sure how to track back but here’s my permalink

  32. Michelle M Pillow
    Aug 21, 2006 @ 12:58:06

    I’m in :) I posted on my blog here

    Very cool idea!
    Michelle

  33. Julie Scharff
    Aug 21, 2006 @ 13:57:17

    I put this up on my blog at http://www.myspace.com/jas46

  34. Lynn
    Aug 21, 2006 @ 14:09:18

    I just added it to my site! I love Nalini’s work!

  35. Louis Bailey
    Aug 21, 2006 @ 17:13:30

    Sounds like a great contest

  36. Liz D
    Aug 21, 2006 @ 17:41:06

    Sounds like a great idea
    And the book sounds Wonderful

  37. Imogen Howson
    Aug 21, 2006 @ 17:51:43

    I’ve just blogged this. I read the blurb and got shivers down my spine, so I figured it was probably worth publicising! Good luck with the experiment.
    Immi

  38. Dena
    Aug 21, 2006 @ 19:57:43

    What a great experiment and prize,I hope it works. The blurb is also great and it sounds like the book is a wonderful story that I would enjoy.

  39. Natalie J. Damschroder
    Aug 21, 2006 @ 20:07:41

    I blogged it the other day, but didn’t see myself on the list so I’m posting here. Didn’t want to clutter your comments list, but since I’m not Word Press, I guess it’s not an automatic find.

    Can’t wait to see what happens!

  40. Shelley
    Aug 21, 2006 @ 20:20:19

    What a great idea! I’ve done my post. I sat next to Nalini at dinner on Saturday night at the RWNZ conference. We’re all very excited about Slave to Sensation. Go, Nalini!

  41. Charlene
    Aug 21, 2006 @ 21:04:52

    I added it to my myspace

    http://www.myspace.com/charlene_z

  42. Michele
    Aug 21, 2006 @ 21:33:41

    I posted an entry at:
    http://mmarques.vox.com/library/post/viral-blogging.html

    It was sort of tough, and perhaps doesn’t look 100% like what you’re expecting, because that site doesn’t let people post HTML code.

  43. Kelley
    Aug 21, 2006 @ 21:40:38

    I don’t see anything in the message that could be tracking back so I figured I’d post here that I loaded it to my My Space blog:
    http://www.myspace.com/shewolf0316

    I’m very curious to see how this works also!

  44. sara hantz
    Aug 21, 2006 @ 22:24:20

    I couldn’t find a link either, so copied into my blog. http://www.sarahantz.blogspot.com

  45. michelle miles
    Aug 21, 2006 @ 22:41:48

    Great idea. I’ll be playing too. It’ll be up on tomorrow’s blog entry.

  46. Natasha
    Aug 21, 2006 @ 22:46:26

    Okay, I blogged on it. Good luck on the sales! And good luck, everyone, on those fabulous prizes!

    The results of the experiment should be interesting!

    Natasha :-)

  47. Vonda
    Aug 21, 2006 @ 23:16:15

    This book sounds wonderful! Great cover too. I have posted the info on my blog but I don’t know how to backtrack. Hope I did it right.
    Best of luck!
    Vonda
    http://vondaogle.blogspot.com/

  48. Monique
    Aug 21, 2006 @ 23:19:03

    What a great idea! I posted the blurb.

    Here is the link:
    http://fireblossoms.blogspot.com/

    in case the tracking device or whatever, doesn’t work. :)

  49. kkjayne
    Aug 21, 2006 @ 23:26:56

    Ok, I’ve blogged it! It’ll be very interesting to see how this goes. Good luck to Nalini Singh with her sales :D

  50. Alan Morgan
    Aug 21, 2006 @ 23:46:13

    Posted it here.

    Sounds like a great expiriment… and I’ll have to check out the book which also sounds quite interesting :)

  51. Barbara Samuel
    Aug 21, 2006 @ 23:50:03

    How amazing…I just sent in a review of this book today, having missed it in the big smash of books last month. Excellent book, and I’ll have to go get the review to post whether or not it runs in BookPage. This is a great experiment–blogs are working to put other books on the bestseller lists, why not in romance?

    I absolutely loved this book, honestly. Excellent world building, lots of intelligence, riveting conflict and great characters. Singh is an excellent writer.

    I’ll post to my site, too. See if it helps.

  52. Barbara Samuel
    Aug 21, 2006 @ 23:52:06

    Mixed up the link info in the last post. Corrected here.

  53. Jennifer
    Aug 22, 2006 @ 01:09:22

    I posted at my MySpace profile’s blog at http://www.myspace.com/jennifehr. I’ll also post a notice about it in a promo blog I’ve begun, just to spread the word. :)

  54. Deidre Knight
    Aug 22, 2006 @ 04:58:07

    We blogged about it for obvious reasons–she’s one of our agency’s own. What an amazing idea, and thanks for choosing this awesome book to highlight! Thanks a million!
    Deidre Knight

  55. Cece
    Aug 22, 2006 @ 08:56:36

    hey I’m in too!!!!!! :)

  56. Alyssa Goodnight
    Aug 22, 2006 @ 09:28:41

    Had just recently read about Nalini on Sara Hantz’ blog… What a great idea and a great opportunity for your guinea pig! ;) I’ve posted the contest to my blog!

    Good luck, Nalini!

  57. Tilly Greene
    Aug 22, 2006 @ 10:39:58

    Hiya Ladies!

    Love the idea, can’t wait to see how it works out, and hopefully I’ll learn something from it.

    I added the details to my work blog … http://www.myspace.com/tillygreene/

  58. Louisa Edwards
    Aug 22, 2006 @ 12:22:11

    A very interesting idea, and I look forward to the results.

    Blog

  59. Merry
    Aug 22, 2006 @ 12:25:13

    I added it to my blog too! Permalink here

    Merry

  60. Carol Burnside
    Aug 22, 2006 @ 17:44:55

    I can understand the need to limit entrants, but it would be neat if you could track how many times this gets forwarded on from blog to blog. Hope this works for Nalini and she sells a ton! Her writing is very emotional.

  61. Teagan Oliver
    Aug 22, 2006 @ 17:48:25

    I’m very excited to be involved in this project! Authors, and especially NEW authors, are always looking for a new twist on an old theme… something to put ideas across. And besides the fact that the cover is a dream! I wish the best of luck to Christine Feehan and to Dear Author!

  62. Literanista
    Aug 22, 2006 @ 17:56:49

    I posted at my blog.

    http://literanista.blogspot.com/

  63. H.A. Fowler
    Aug 22, 2006 @ 17:59:21

    I blogged this on both of my blogs!

    http://hafowler.blogspot.com

    http://hafowler.livejournal.com

    Good luck–what an excellent idea!

  64. Sandra T
    Aug 22, 2006 @ 18:02:27

    I’ve posted the entry, and while it doesn’t link from the text of the entry, it does link from the links on my page – either the grey links arrow at the start of the entry or from my Links.

  65. Sandra T
    Aug 22, 2006 @ 18:21:13

    [quote comment="3382"]I’ve posted the entry, and while it doesn’t link from the text of the entry, it does link from the links on my page – either the grey links arrow at the start of the entry or from my Links.[/quote]http://drasan.livejournal.com/

  66. Shawn/Emma
    Aug 22, 2006 @ 18:29:22

    Hey! Blogged ya! here and here!

  67. Swapnil Shah
    Aug 22, 2006 @ 19:02:53

    hello here is my permalink to the post on my blog

  68. Jane
    Aug 22, 2006 @ 19:40:28

    [quote comment="3383"]http://drasan.livejournal.com/[/quote]

    I got you earlier and had you down as Drasan but changed it to Sandy T

  69. Jayne
    Aug 22, 2006 @ 21:22:43

    I can understand the need to limit entrants,

    There’s no limit on entrants. We just wanted to get at least 100 bloggers. More is even better! ;)

  70. jaye
    Aug 22, 2006 @ 21:28:06

    I just posted

  71. Christina Phillips
    Aug 22, 2006 @ 21:45:32

    This is a great idea! I wasn’t sure how to do trackback, but have posted the blurb to my blog http://christinaphillips.blogspot.com

  72. Amanda Ashby
    Aug 23, 2006 @ 03:47:45

    Hiya

    This is such a fabulous idea and I can’t wait to read Nalini’s book. I blogged at this addy: http://amandaashby.blogspot.com/

  73. Meredith
    Aug 23, 2006 @ 07:02:20

    I’d like to be a part of the experiment.

  74. D Lange
    Aug 23, 2006 @ 13:59:34

    Not sure how blogging works. Hope this will increase the number of great books out there that I am unaware of. Good luck with the experiment!!

  75. Crystal Stone
    Aug 23, 2006 @ 14:48:35

    I would love to participate in the contest and I have 3 websites that I will put the contes on…These are my three blogs…They are a tribute to all the authors books that I have read…

    http://360.yahoo.com/cts_01
    http://www.myspace.com/noizemaker1
    http://noizemaker1.blogspot.com/

  76. Rosie
    Aug 23, 2006 @ 23:03:02

    Congrats on making 100 blogs and creating a buzz…at least it seems that way to me. Most of the reader blogs I frequent posted the contest.

  77. EM Sky
    Aug 23, 2006 @ 23:13:45

    Posted it! :)

    I found the “experiment” when Barabara Samuel picked up my last blog post, and when I saw that Ms. Singh is represented by The Knight Agency, well I just had to chime in. Can’t wait to learn the results!

  78. Donna Caubarreaux
    Aug 24, 2006 @ 08:56:21

    http://donnacaubarreaux.blogspot.com/

    Wow! What fun. I had a problem inserting the photo, but managed to finally figure out how to do that.

    The book sounds fantastic.

  79. Carolyn Burns Bass
    Aug 24, 2006 @ 11:14:02

    I think the link for my blog OVATIONS disappeared. There’s a blank under my MySpace blog (Carolyn’s MySpace) where it looks like it was meant to go. Here’s the link if you want to reinsert it into that space:

    http://www.ovations.blogspot.com

    Continuing good luck on the project and to Nalini (my Knight Agency sister).

  80. charity
    Aug 24, 2006 @ 15:39:50

    http://dreamerbecomesdoer.blogspot.com/

    Got it posted!! Thanks for the help!!! What fun.

  81. Linda Chaput
    Aug 24, 2006 @ 20:29:51

    great readings

  82. Marianne LaCroix
    Aug 24, 2006 @ 21:51:10

  83. Marianne LaCroix
    Aug 24, 2006 @ 21:52:53

    Why does it say my comment looks dirty?

  84. Jane
    Aug 24, 2006 @ 21:55:22

    [quote comment="3444"]Why does it say my comment looks dirty?[/quote]

    I think it thought you were spam for a minute. :)

  85. Rebecca Airies
    Aug 25, 2006 @ 01:31:02

    Hi,

    I just added the post to my blog–rebeccaslair

    Rebecca

  86. Merry
    Aug 25, 2006 @ 03:04:46

    Hmmm – my name’s there, but the link goes to another Dear Author page for some reason?

    The permalink should be: http://bibliothecariusalpha.blogspot.com/2006/08/100-blogs-or-more.html

    Cheers,

    Merry

  87. Jade James
    Aug 25, 2006 @ 08:04:44

    I posted experiment to my blog. :-)

    http://jadestruthordare.blogspot.com/

    Hope I did it okay LOL.

    Jade James

  88. Alyssa
    Aug 25, 2006 @ 15:59:10

    I’m in the first 20, and I think you’ve mixed up two of us. The link for Alyssa is correct, but my last name isn’t Brio. (I think there’s an Alessia or Alessa Brio?) If you need an initial, you can go with Alyssa H. Thanks.

  89. Emma Sinclair
    Aug 26, 2006 @ 10:29:11

    Apparently my trackback didn’t work, but I blogged here = http://www.emmasinclair.com/blog/2006/08/26/viral-blogging/.

    I hope this generates tons of sales, but just out of curiousity, what happens to call this experiment a success?

  90. Jenny
    Aug 26, 2006 @ 11:47:49

    I just started a new blog and have put this up there.

    http://bratsweetnothings.blogspot.com

  91. ebook Reader
    Aug 26, 2006 @ 12:31:06

    eBook Reader has the code up on my blog on Romance eBooks.

    Wishing you the best of success.

  92. Lee Morrison
    Aug 26, 2006 @ 16:02:57

    I’ve entered the contest. My blog is at http://lindaleemorrison.blogspot.com/

    I’m always curious about things…Is this a scientific experiment? Or simply PR to improve sales? Either way, I’ve entered for the fun of it, and I’ve no problem at all with helping a fellow author, but I was wondering about how you would score the results if you get more than one hundred entrants and how the results might be skewed if some of the “knowns” were adjusted.

    How will you determine if the experiment was successful, especially since this is the first mass market book for this author? Do you have a standard to compare it with? Will you publish the results?

    I know, I know…too many questions. My hubby can vouch for my enquiring mind, lol. This could actually be very interesting. Keep us posted on what you learn.

  93. Meg Allison
    Aug 26, 2006 @ 16:42:23

    I would love to participate, but I’m a computer dunce. When I click on the link to the *code*, I can’t find it. Just the blurb about the contest… which will not copy and paste to my blog.

  94. Romance eBook Reader
    Aug 27, 2006 @ 09:50:11

    [quote comment="3484"]I would love to participate… When I click on the link to the *code*, I can’t find it….[/quote]

    A quick tip… RIGHT mouse click on the “here” link, choose “save target as” and save that text file to your desktop. Open it in a text editor like “Notepad” copy and paste the text to your blog.

    Hope this Helps!
    Thunder
    RealmsofLove.com

  95. Carolyn Burns Bass
    Aug 27, 2006 @ 10:38:20

    My dear Ja[y]nes, would you kindly enliven the link to my blog in the 100 section? The full link address is: http://www.ovations.blogspot.com

    Cheers.

  96. Romance_Ebook
    Aug 27, 2006 @ 10:47:57

    My Romance eBook Xanga site has the code up.
    Cheers!

  97. Fiona
    Aug 27, 2006 @ 11:28:36

    The post is up at the Farrago.

    Fiona’s Farrago

    …Fiona…

  98. Jaye Patrick
    Aug 27, 2006 @ 22:27:17

    Always willing to help someone from across the pond, and the book sounds intriguing. My meagre effort is over at Jaye Patrick.

  99. Amber
    Aug 28, 2006 @ 02:44:50

    I have posted it on two of my four blogs..

    It is here http://blog.myspace.com/arenee1999
    and here http://arenee1999.livejournal.com/

  100. Adelle Laudan
    Aug 28, 2006 @ 05:57:34

    I have entered this on my wesite, I hope this helps Ms. Singh. It’s all about Paying It Forward especially in the Publishing Industry. Good Luck Ms. Singh.
    Adelle Laudan

  101. Megan
    Aug 28, 2006 @ 08:19:59

  102. kate r
    Aug 28, 2006 @ 16:41:04

    I entered (or will have entered as soon as I can get the image uploaded).
    Looks like an intriguing book.

  103. Missy
    Aug 28, 2006 @ 19:59:34

    I gave her a special entry on my blog. The book sounds great.

    It Is Written

  104. Megan
    Aug 29, 2006 @ 17:06:16

    I don’t know if it’s a big deal or not, but when you click on the link for my blog (Megan’s Myspace) it takes you to Amber’s Myspace instead of mine. Here’s the link for my myspace blog if you want to fix it http://blog.myspace.com/bluesapphire81

  105. Kris
    Aug 30, 2006 @ 21:24:56

    We’ve posted on our blog.

  106. Vikky
    Aug 30, 2006 @ 22:24:21

    Posted on my blog. Good luck!

  107. kkjayne
    Aug 31, 2006 @ 00:03:36

    I don’t mind, but I seem to be listed twice. Correctly in the 70′s & then again in 120′s (which is more than 10 so *shrug*).

  108. Robyn
    Aug 31, 2006 @ 18:55:22

    I just posted… does this mean I’m entered?

    And that book looks GOOD! I’m going to have to buy that when I hit Borders next Tuesday. The blurb caught my eye. :-)

  109. Shobhan Bantwal
    Sep 01, 2006 @ 13:52:16

    I’m computer illeterate, so I doubt that anyone will even see this. I don’t have a blogspot either, so I’m just giving it my best shot. But I have read a couple of Nalini’s books and communicated with her over e-mail. Lovely young lady with oodles of talent for romance. Way to go, Nalini.

    Shobhan Bantwal
    http://www.shobhanbantwal.com

  110. Marilyn
    Sep 02, 2006 @ 15:11:11

  111. Jane
    Sep 02, 2006 @ 15:19:59

    Marilyn S – the post at Writerspace does enter you.

    Shobhan Bantwal – I’m sorry but merely commenting doesn’t enter you into the contest. The post must be made outside the dearauthor site. Thanks.

  112. Marilyn
    Sep 02, 2006 @ 15:40:13

    Posted on the Romance Junkies Yahoo Group

    Post# 65307 Promo on Dearauthor.com –

    .

  113. Amy Mc
    Sep 02, 2006 @ 22:00:13

    I am a huge Nalini Singh Fan. I have all her Sil Desire books and they are all wonderful. I am also a huge Christine Feehan fan so I am very excited about the prize list. I moderate Daina Palmer BB and have posted the info there and have recommened Nalini books to all my friends there as well. Nalini is a wonderful author

  114. Marilyn
    Sep 03, 2006 @ 11:29:09

    Hi Amy, saw your post on Diana’s board……you must have seen mine on Writerspace. Best of luck to you on possibly winning the grand prize! Same to you Shannon. M

  115. Amy Mc
    Sep 03, 2006 @ 16:21:53

    Hi Shannon, I actually did see the post on the Writerspace board but I think it was one that Marilyn put up. But I was very happy of find the post. Good Luck to you and everyone else too.

  116. Amy Mc
    Sep 03, 2006 @ 16:26:19

    [quote comment="3661"]Hi Shannon, I actually did see the post on the Writerspace board but I think it was one that Marilyn put up. But I was very happy of find the post. Good Luck to you and everyone else too.[/quote]

    OOOPS. I see you are Marilyn! LOL. My brain is not working very well today.

  117. Laurie
    Sep 03, 2006 @ 19:40:13

    I am looking forward to reading this book. I have read several other books by her and they are all fantastic.

  118. Alie
    Sep 04, 2006 @ 02:14:07

    Hi Ja(y)nes,

    I forgot to give you the permalink for the entry, so here it is. I am #33 on the contest entrants. Thanks!

    Permalink

  119. Jenna
    Sep 04, 2006 @ 17:04:14

    http://jennaallen.blogspot.com/2006/09/slave-to-sensation-nalini-singh-berkley.html

    I’m on the new Beta…so wasn’t sure if trackback would work. I love Nalini Singh’s Silhouette Desire books. I’m excited to see she’s expanded into the ST market.

  120. Molly Haselhorst
    Sep 04, 2006 @ 22:36:41

    What a great idea. I didn’t see my name added to the list. How does that happen? Via trackbacks? V. curious– and congratulations on the interesting marketing idea.

  121. Wanda S.
    Sep 04, 2006 @ 23:07:31

    I just started a blog a few days ago and this will be my second post, so I hope it’s working.

    Here is my link: http://readingaddict.livejournal.com/

    readingaddict

  122. Wanda S.
    Sep 04, 2006 @ 23:32:12

    I just posted it on my myspace blog. This will be my very first post. I just set this blog up today. I hope this helps.

    Here’s the link: http://blog.myspace.com/readingaddict

  123. Wanda S.
    Sep 05, 2006 @ 01:39:38

    I think I’ve finally figured out blogger.com. I hope it worked.

    Here’s the link: http://readingaddict1.blogspot.com/

  124. Marilyn
    Sep 05, 2006 @ 07:44:46

    I hope you’ll keep us posted on how all of this turns out and the outcome for this author and her release. This was a lot of fun and I’m hopeful your experiment works. I personally, LOVE contests. Thanks for this opportunity!

  125. Meretta
    Sep 05, 2006 @ 09:17:06

    I blogged, too! Looks like a great read! THANKS!

  126. Imogen Howson
    Sep 07, 2006 @ 14:59:22

    So, have I won yet?
    ;-)

  127. Crystal Stone
    Sep 07, 2006 @ 15:05:39

    Who won the contest…I dont see any winners list…I hope I win thou…Good Luck everyone…There is a lot of people that could win…

  128. Jane
    Sep 07, 2006 @ 17:36:56

    Th winner was announced in this thread: Barbara Samuel.

  129. Pat L.
    Sep 12, 2006 @ 18:51:21

    I thought I had entered. Guess not. So please put my name in the hopper.

  130. Pat L.
    Sep 12, 2006 @ 18:58:53

    I posted link at:
    romancereaderatheart.com

    Go to chatter box and find link for contests – it is posted there.

    Is the contest still running? I am not sure.

  131. Emma's Ramblings
    Nov 16, 2006 @ 22:31:38

    Viral Blogging…

    Today’s post is at Word Flirts.
    I admit that I don’t understand this completely 100% but Nalini is my Birthday Buddy so I’ll support her however I can!
    I am participating in a blogging experiment hosted at dearauthor.com. To enter t…

  132. Lisa
    Dec 08, 2006 @ 21:44:15

    I post your book at my myspace.
    Hugs!
    Lisa

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