October 9, 2013

Book Day & Giveaway!! Undead America in print NOW!

Wow, you guys. Just wow. You know that feeling you had as a kid on Christmas Eve (or the day of the first night of Hanukkah, too, if you lived in my house)? When you know something big is coming and you can barely stand it?

That was me today.

Because I knew...ALL DAY...that it was coming! That's right! Zombie Days, Campfire Nights was delivered to my house TODAY, just a little over an hour ago, and I knew it was coming and I was way super crazy excited all day!

Ok, ok, I'm a little dramatic today, it's true. But I'm giving myself a pass. Because honestly, I think it's ok. Today's quite literally the day when a three-year-long journey comes to a head. This crazy little book I started on a whim - that met with awesomely fun reader feedback when it released as an ebook last year - became, today, something I can hold in my hands. I can touch the cover. I can turn the pages. I can dog-ear them if I so choose. Because it's a physical, real, paperback book, and it is mine.

Ok, I know I look really calm.
Trust me. I'm not.

Heh. I feel a little Dr. Frankenstein-y. "It's alive! It's alive!" Here I go with the dramatics again, but remember: I gave myself a pass.

I'm so utterly grateful that today is here.

And so to share my gratitude with YOU, the family/friends/faithful readers who've already shared so much of this journey with me...a little contest. A fun one. Why not! And in this fun world of crowd-sourcing, I'm going to let the winner decide the prize.

Here are the rules:

1. Comment on this post. That's all. At the end of the day on Sunday, October 13th, I'll pick a winner. A random winner. Here's how I do this -- I assign everyone a number, and ask Zoe to pick a number within the range. That's it.

2. The winner gets to choose a prize from these three options:
  • A beautiful paperback copy of Undead America: Zombie Days, Campfire Nights - I'll sign it and mail it to you.
  • Your name gets used for a character in Book 3 (not yet written or titled) in the Undead America series.
  • A preview e-copy of Undead America: No Angels, to be delivered at least a week before the release date.
That's it. You tell me. We're celebrating here, so let's have some fun!!

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Sunday Night Update

And the winner is....Pat Frame!! Zoe picked number 3! So let me know what prize you want and I'll make it so! Thank you all so much for playing!!! Yippeeeee!

29 comments:

Jessica Taylor said...

So excited to see this in person! Congratulations!

M. Andrew Patterson said...

This sounds awesome and congrats on your new touchable book! :D

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Leah! I'm looking forward to reading the next one!

Pat Frame

LaTell said...

That has to be exciting, I can't wait for the next book to come out! Congrats again

S.K.Falls said...

HUZZAH!!!!!!!! Congrats, ladyyyy!! :D

BrandonHortonMH2Blog said...

Yessss.. I want my name as a character... My middle name.. Donnell.. major or minor? And congrats!

Nadre said...

Soooooo excited for you!!!

Anonymous said...

congratulations Leah!!! I can't wait for the next books!! you are an amazing writer! definitely my kind of read! also Michelle would be the perfect name for a character in book three ;-)
Love you
Michelle Eberle Pietrocola

Gordon Highland said...

E-books are hella convenient, but I always dig the tactoid pleasures of having my friends' work in print. 'Grats!

Meredith Short said...

So THAT is what it looks like when you mix a Xanax into a red wine smoothie... You look dynamite (and uber-calm) and as poised as any real book author I've ever seen. Congrats, friend, and I don't think you even need to ask. Of COURSE I would want my name, Princess Consuelo Merediccio Short, in book three.

Well done!

Renee Pickup said...

WHOOP WHOOP! *disco party* WHOOP WHOOP!!

Congratulations! You know I love this book and it's so exciting to see it in the flesh.

Debbie Smith said...

SO happy for you, Leah! :-) I am going to buy this book and send it with Charles to get your autograph!! Way to go!

seanofthedead.net said...

Congrats Leah! I am happy and excited for you (and to possibly win a copy of the book, of course).

Dakota Taylor said...

So awesome! Congrats Leah!

Brian Crawford said...

Congratulations Leah, that is great news. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

Anonymous said...

I would like to enter your contest, and, if I win, please add a character named Flooby McNooby.

Cori C. Williams said...

Been following you through Charles' posts on Facebook. He is a friend from way back in Junior High School. Congratulations on your book. I always new Charles would marry "up". He's an over achiever. Kidding! But truly-Congrats! Haven't read books yet, but I'll be ordering them (unless I win)

Cheryl Lindler said...

Congrats Leah! Can't wait for the next one!

Mike Taylor said...

Steven King, JK Rowling, JRR Tolkein and Leah Rhyne.. What do they all have in common? They're AMAZING fiction writers. I love this series a lot. Keep up the good work

Donnie Unkel said...

Me Want!!!!

junkel13 said...

I can not wait for the next book! that being said id love a signed copy of this one!

Jeff Cope said...

So Awesome! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Hey, thought I'd try too. I am so proud of you Leah, and so excited! Love, Dayna

Anonymous said...

So excited for you! Congrats!!!! - Lori Holmes

MarissaV said...

My copy should be here any day now!! But I'm still entering because if I win, I'll give a copy to someone else so they can read it too!

Aunt Barb said...

Congratulations Leah! Watching you grow up and following your dream.....!!!!

Med Stud said...

pick me, zoe! pick me.

iris cree said...

firstly... xoxo!! nextly, just because I can't read it doesn't mean I can't be in it...

Ellen said...

Congrats Leah! Can't wait to read part 2 of Undead America!!

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