To Whom It May Concern—
There are, within the bounds of our very own world, monsters. They live among us, some in the dark and most—contrary to popular belief—in the daylight. They sport fur and fang, if one is fortunate enough to merit such obvious strangeness, yet they also wear the face of familiarity. Madmen. Murderers. Politicos of fiendish design. You may doubt the veracity of these words, yet never should you question the motives to which I implore you: good sir, gentle lady, do not trust so easily. Whether you walk in the dark or stride in the light, you must never let down your guard.
Whether the tools of these monsters are of supernatural origin or alchemical design, whether the plots hatched and schemes unleashed come of science or idle boredom, lust for power or revenge—whether they stem from a love torn too early or a hatred borne of a thousand generations—the details matter less than the motives to which they are applied.
I beseech any who read these words and understands that of which I speak to look for the Ministry in London’s own. As long as this stalwart organization stands, humanity does not totter on the brink of subjugation or extermination. Peculiarities will not go unseen. If you or a loved one has experienced a matter the likes would see you placed in Bedlam by them what don’t understand, my counsel is as such: steady on, fine soul, and seek the Ministry’s help. What plagues you will provide fodder of academic and no doubt heroic entertainment for them.
Do not wait, do not doubt yourself. Most of all, do not walk alone.
Yours in good faith,
Cherry St. Croix
In this corner, weighing in with abs of steel and eager for love, please welcome… Blood of the Wicked!
And in this corner, weighing in at none of your goddamned business and reigning champ at I will cut you for that ARC is…
…Well? Is it you? You tell me!
One Last ARC
I have in my grabby little paws the very last ARC of Blood of the Wicked. It’s sad and alone, a lonely little book with no more friends to keep it company. It needs a good home. Do you have room on your bookshelf for the very last of a kind?
Because I’m running a contest, see. And if you want to get your hands on this ARC, you’re going to have to enter in the contest. The winner will get this ARC, signed to them (or the name of their choice), and it will get to them before the release date of May 31, 2011. So you’ll get to read it before the rest of the world!
But wait, there’s more! The prize also includes two signed cover flats from Blood of the Wicked and Lure of the Wicked, each signed by me (as opposed to some other monkey, you know).
Baby want some candy?
Okay, baby, here’s the rules…
To enter into the drawing to win, just do this:
- You’ll need to have read Before the Witches, and there are a couple ways to have done so. I’ll let you work it out (hint: Facebookers may want to check out the Avon Facebook page…)
- You have until Friday, May 20th.
- Answer the following trivia question via email in order to be entered into the drawing: What is the name of Officer Jake’s oldest daughter?
Include your mailing address. Everyone who gets the answer right will get a bookmark and bookplate, just for fun!
I will draw the winner on Friday, May 20th.
Comments are closed due to the spoilery nature of this contest, so if you have any questions, just send them via email. Good luck! I hope you win!