Welcome to the INCARNATE Theater Treasure Hunt!
This week, I’ve asked 45 book bloggers to help me celebrate the release of my debut YA novel INCARNATE. I’ll point you at them in just a second. First, I’m sure you have a few questions.
1. What is the INCARNATE Theater Treasure Hunt?
It’s a treasure hunt. Follow CLUE blogs to get the password to a protected page on my website. There, you will find a treasure and a grand prize entry form. Participate in activities on ACTIVITY blogs to get extra entries in the grand prize drawing for a better chance of winning.
2. What are the prizes?
Grand prize: Signed, annotated hardcover; fingerless mitts; a first-edition hardcover of one of my favorite books; character named after them in book 3 (adjusted to fit the world if necessary, and might end up dead); swag
Two runners up: Signed hardcover; fingerless mitts; swag
Maybe some other stuff.
And yes, these are international.
3. How long do I have to do all this?
The treasure hunt ends February 6 at midnight. (Eastern.) Winners will be announced on February 7.
4. What do you mean clues?
On every CLUE blog, there is a clue. There are 26 clue blogs.
Twenty of these blogs have a letter that goes in the password. We’ve made it easy for you: the bloggers will tell you which word their letter goes in so it will be easier to unscramble. (First word, second word, etc.) When you type this password into the password box, remember there are no spaces between the words! The password is exactly 20 characters long.
I recommend grabbing a piece of paper to write down the letter from each blog, that way it’s easy to keep track of. Four words. Two punctuations. No spaces. And remember, the password is CASE SENSITIVE, so the first letter of every word is capitalized.
As for the other six clue blogs . . . they have another secret word. Their word will get you 50 extra entries into the grand prize drawing, so be sure to unscramble that, too. You’ll type it into the form on the secret page.
5. What are the activities for? Can I win the grand prize without activities?
You can! But by participating in activities, you increase your chances of winning the grand prize. Plus, the activities are fun and several bloggers are hosting their own giveaways, so you might win something there, too.
6. How will you know if I do an activity?
Oh trust me, I will know! Just make sure you fill out the form when you’ve completed the activity on a blog. Make sure you use the same contact information every time if you want it to count! Then fill out the grand prize drawing entry form and wham. You’re entered.
And be careful — some of the blogs are doing their own giveaways, so you might have to fill out two forms, or a form and a Rafflecopter. Just pay attention to what the blog says, and ask if you have a question.
7. So . . . I follow the clue blogs, unscramble the clues, and use the password. I also participate in activities and fill out the forms. Then I can win?
Yep! Then you’re entered in the random drawing.
8. Can you get me started?
Just to prove that I like you and want you to win? Yes. Here’s a clue blog. Here’s an activity blog. They’ll each have a few links on them. Click away, my friend. Remember, there are 26 clue blogs and 19 activity blogs. And don’t give out the clues to people who haven’t looked. You don’t want them to win by cheating, do you??
9. Okay, so that’s all awesome. I went to look at the blogger posts and saw . . . you know. You know what you created, Jodi.
I do know. And you should be aware that I don’t replace keyboards or monitors if you accidentally spit your drink while laughing.
10. Lots of the blogs say there are more participating blogs than you say there are. What’s up? Can’t you math?
I admit, I’m bad at math. But this time is an exception. We lost a couple participating blogs at the last minute and I didn’t want to send yet another email to my blogger friends and make them update their posts. So trust me. There are 26 clue blogs and 19 activity blogs.
11. Where’s the password-protected page?
And remember, the password is CASE SENSITIVE. So the first letter of every word is capitalized.
Since one blog hasn’t posted yet, I’ll go ahead and give you their clue — it’s the letter u and it goes in the second word.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! I hope you have fun!