Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Words on Wednesday: Bribery and Corruption

I hate to disappoint those of you who were hoping I’d post more about my youth.
But I have the urge to post more of my novel Veiled in Shadows.

I will try to post more about Mum’s place and my youth next time.

If by some chance you are interested and have not read any of my literary venture you can find my Prologue and Chapter One by clicking the tabs above. Now of course I have added Chapter Two.

There is a bit of a change of pace in this Chapter, but I guess those of you who have read so far will check it out.

Now for my attempt at bribery and corruption.
I think I am over due for running another Giveaway on my blog.

Like last time the prize will be prints of some of my piccies.

Last time I gave away three piccies to Christine from Inwardly Digesting.

I guess I have to top that so this time I will offer two prizes.

First Prize:
Five 8” by 10” prints of any of my piccies from this blog. The winner chooses the piccies they want, OR a copy of my book which ever you prefer.

Second Prize:
Three 8” by 10” prints of any of my piccies from this blog.

As last time there are just a few caveats: a small number of the piccies on the blog are not mine, I can’t give away prints of those; and a few piccies are cropped from larger images and would not print well at 8” by 10”, if the winner really wanted those I could organise smaller prints.

The rules to enter the give away:
1. The competition is open to people anywhere in the world.

2. You must be a follower of my blog (new followers are welcome to enter too).

3. You must leave a comment on this post, leaving a comment gains you one entry.
(This is I guess a free entry for those of you who are not corruptible).

4. True to form my mercenary side comes out, if you post about my giveaway on your blog I will give you an extra 2 entries.

5. If you mention my book and link to this post I will give you another 2 entries for a total of 5.

I will keep entries into the giveaway open until Sunday the 28th of November 2010 to give people time to enter.
Once I have chosen the winners at random (my decision will be final) I will contact them so they can choose the piccies they would like to receive as prints.

Now just a few reminders of what you could win:

Are You tempted?


Anonymous said...

Hi Al
I'm happy to give you a 'shout' on my blog but please don't include me in the contest as I was the lucky winner last time.

Falen (Sarah Ahiers) said...

Woo Hoo! Throw one entry for me into the drawing!

Though, if i win a first prize, i'd have a hard time choosing between the book and the pics...

Carolyn V. said...

So cool! You have such great pictures. Count me in. =)

Old Kitty said...

Ooh a little bribery is always welcome!!! Me!! I want to enter!

I've had the link to the amazon purchase of your book on the side bar of my blog since it was out!! Yay!!! That's at least a squillion points!!!! LOL!

I love your piccies too!! That's like 2 squillion points!!

I'm making up my own rules - sorry!! Please may I enter? Thank you! Take care

Kelly Breakey said...

Yes, I am tempted. So sign me up!

Marguerite said...

Great giveaway! Count me in! As much as I love your pics, I would choose a copy of your book!

Joanna St. James said...

You do drive a hard bargain don't you? Christine pointed me in your direction. i hear u have a book out too, i shall go have a look.

Susan Fields said...

Your piccies are so beautiful! Yes, definitely tempted. :)

Kristen M. said...

Count me in!

Al said...

Hi Christine,
Thank you! That shout was wonderful!

Hi Sarah,
You’re in! I guess you could always toss a coin!

Hi Carolyn,
You’re in!

Hi Jenniferm
Bribery is good stuff. Probably a squillion and a half!

Hi Kelly,
Consider your self entered!

Hi Marguerite,
So I've made it a tough choice? Anyway you’re in!

Hi Joanna,
So does that mean you’re in?
I’ll guess so unless you say otherwise.

Hi Susan,
OK an entry in for you!

Hi Kristen,
OK you’re counted!

L'Aussie said...

Hi Al, this is a generous giveaway. Love the way the first thing you said was it's open internationally. Like me, you've probably read through so many contests, got all excited, then it says US or UK only. Blah!

I'm going to take the time to read the chapters of your book that you have posted - I'm sorry I haven't been by to see it earlier! Great stuff! Congrats! So you don't have to perish now!

Like Old Kitty I'll put an ad for your book on my blog. If by any wild chance I was the winner, I'd like a copy of your book, not that your piccies aren't awesome..:)

Al said...

Hi Denise,
I know exactly what you mean. Almost all the decent giveaways are bigoted against us Downunder folk
No perishing for the moment at least, although there is always my WIP.
Not that many people have entered yet so you never know!

Myrna Foster said...

I'd love to be entered, please.