Monday, August 28, 2006

Viral Blogging

(I'll be keeping this post at the top of the blog over the next week, but new posts will be appearing below it).

I'm back from conference exhausted but full of creative energy at the same time. It was an absolutely fantastic time and I can't wait to tell you about it. But first, I want to let you know about something really interesting (and hopefully fun) that's happening right now in relation to Slave to Sensation.

Jane at Dear Author has chosen StS to run a viral blogging experiment, which absolutely delights me, because as their site says, Jane and Jayne at Dear Author are not part of the industry but readers, and what could be more awesome for an author than to have a reader like their book enough to choose it for something like this?

Here's what's happening - I hope you guys will be enticed to join in!


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 Sensation
  • New Zealand goodies chosen by Singh
  • ARC of Christine Feehan's October 31 release: Conspiracy Game
You can read about the experiment here and you can download the code that you need to participate here.


SLAVE TO SENSATION
Nalini Singh
Berkley / September 2006

Slave to Sensation

Welcome to a future where emotion is a crime and powers of the mind clash brutally against those of the heart.


Sascha Duncan is one of the Psy, a psychic race that has cut off its emotions in an effort to prevent murderous insanity. Those who feel are punished by having their brains wiped clean, their personalities and memories destroyed.


Lucas Hunter is a Changeling, a shapeshifter who craves sensation, lives for touch. When their separate worlds collide in the serial murders of Changeling women, Lucas and Sascha must remain bound to their identities…or sacrifice everything for a taste of darkest temptation.

Excerpt

14 comments :

Gabrielle said...

How very cool! I'm in! When do we start?

Nalini Singh said...

Thanks Gabrielle! It started today so just post whenever you like!

Christina Phillips said...

What a great idea. I clicked all the links on the two Ja(y)nes page but still don't quite understand the trackback thing. Would it work if I just copied and pasted your original post? Or... not?! sorry, I'm a complete techno dummy!

Vivi Anna said...

I entered the experiment Nalini!

I wish you so much success on this book. Your breakout, list hitting book, to be sure!!

Nienke said...

I'm in on it! Can't wait for your book to arrive... only a couple weeks to go!

Nalini Singh said...

Hi Christina - the trackback doesn't work sometimes, so you can just cut and paste if you can't get the code to work. And then make a comment on the DA page to make sure Jane adds you to the list. :)

Thanks Vivi Anna - I'm overwhelmed by how much support this book is getting!

Nienke - me too!!! :)

Nalini Singh said...

Christina - apparently if you have trouble with the code as is, go to the 'get code here' page and click view source on your browser (select text, then right click), you'll get the code with all the right links etc. :)

Lynn Raye Harris said...

I've already done it! A friend sent it to me this morning, so I went and put it on my blog first thing. :) I'm looking forward to reading STS!

Nalini Singh said...

Thanks Lynn! :) Hope you enjoy the book - I'm getting so excited as the release date approaches.

Karen Scott said...

I hope this works out for you Nalini, I really do!

Louisa Edwards said...

This experiment is really fascinating--I'm excited to see how it turns out! I joined, so hopefully that means I'll get updated frequently.

Looking forward to your book's release, Nalini. I feel like I heard your name lots of times in Atlanta. (Of course, I was hanging out with the lovely Julie Ramsey, so that could have something to do with it!)

Nalini Singh said...

Thanks, Karen!

Louisa - I swear I didn't pay Julie to drop my name into the coversation ;)

Sara Hantz said...

I'm in - it's very exciting, especially as NZ authors have limited options.... you could be setting a trend!!

Christina Phillips said...

I copy and pasted - phew, no problems!