Friday, March 16, 2007

CONTEST!


I'm so excited! The mail man just delivered six ARC (advance readers' copies) of THE ELEVATOR to my house.

And I'm willing to give half of them away. But how?

I've decided to do it this way: I have three people in my immediate family (hubby, son, daughter), and they have ages. (Hint: hubby is way older than me.)

I've decided to send copies to the commenters whose comment numbers match the ages of my family members. Yes, you may comment more than once, but you may NOT comment more than once in a row--in other words, you have to wait to leave a second or third comment until someone else has posted a comment (IOW, you can't sit there and click "post" over and over and over.) Consecutive comments from the same person will be deleted or ignored.

NO, you may not sell the book on eBay. :-)

I'll announce who the winning commenters are in a follow up blog post, then you can email me your addresses.

This is assuming you'd like a free copy, of course. Months ahead of publication time. :-)

Ready, set . . . go!

Angie

73 comments:

Dana said...

So like this is comment number 1 and if you had a 1 year old I'd win?

Angela said...

Right, Dana. Exactly right.

Angie

Holli said...

Well, I've read your book about middleschoolers and I'm pretty sure your husband and children aren't 3. :)

Dana said...

Or 4 but we have to get comments posted here...

:)

Angela said...

My days with preschoolers are LONG gone!

Angie

holli said...

Well, here's another one.

Dana said...

Here's another one too although I know we're not close yet. The key word being YET. ;)

Anonymous said...

Well, here's another post to get a little closer.
Jeni

Dana said...

And I'll keep posting to help us out too. I just hope I don't shoot myself in the foot here... :)

Accidental Poet said...

I just added a comment - where'd it go????

Svoblogger said...

i feel lost in a sea of the wrong gender.
but for the sake of helping someone win a book - i'll comment

Dana said...

I see your comment. :)

Kristine dB said...

Here is my two cents worth adding to the number!

holli said...

Here's another

Dana said...

and another...

Missy said...

Well I'd be silly not to get in on this. :) I just got one of your books in the mail today, another one would be great fun!

Dana said...

each post gets us closer...

Missy said...

oh my I have so much laundry to work on but this is just to tempting :)

Dana said...

laundry can wait, I'd guess... March Madness is calling me but has no contest to an Angela Hunt book - especially a free one!!

Missy said...

What number are we on?

Dana said...

This post is 21, I think. I wonder when we find out we've gotten there...

Missy said...

Could be a long night! I have a breakfast date in the morning, how long past preschool age could she be :)

Dana said...

I think her kids are older but I think we're close - it's getting to her husband's age that'll take some time I think. ;)

Missy said...

I'll recruit others for help!

Dana said...

Another one…

Christina Berry said...

Dana, you know you have way too much time on your hands!

Dana said...

Hey, I'm on a missionary budget. A free book is way too good to pass up!! :)

Christina Berry said...

So...how's it going? Read any good, gory scenes lately? ;-)

Dana said...

Okay, we're approaching 30. No way they're that old. Not that that's old, mind you as I turn 33 here soon... I'm just saying...

Missy said...

I'm looking forward to reading about Jen in this next series. I was hoping for more funeral home stuff today but I'll take free book stuff :)

Dana said...

I was scared to read that gory scene. Was it good? I skipped it and thought I may need to skip the whole series now - which I hate to do! Was it CSI-ish? Ick. :(

Angela said...

Congratulations, Dana and Missy! (Nos. 22 and 23). Those are the ages of my kids, so you two can take a rest while a third person tries for the third available book . . . :-)

Dana and Missy, if you will send me your address through the "contact" box on my web site, I'll get the books in tomorrow's mail!

Thanks for playing!

Angie

Christina Berry said...

Are you saying that Angela robbed the cradle?!? I think we've got a few to get up to her hubbie's age. right? ;-)

I blogged my agent's latest note. Made my day.

Angela said...

Dana--the consensus was that the "gory" scene wasn't gory at all. I think you could handle it. :-)

And there's really not much gory stuff in the series. It's more about life.

Angie

Dana said...

Woo-hoo!! :) I'm breaking now...

No, no. Her kids couldn't be over 30. I mean, Angie's not much over 30. ;)

Keep it up Christina! Good luck winning the third book! She said her husband is way older than she is...that's all I know...

I'm going to go check out your blog now...

Christina Berry said...

I hate to leave, but I'm on dial-up and each comment takes forever. I've got the whole house to clean as I have a church finance committee meeting at 4 and then all the ladies from church are coming over at 7. At least I can help someone else get closer!

Missy said...

Yeah! I guess I'll have to work on laundry now.
I went to your contact link on your site and it gave me an access denied message??? Any suggestions?

Dana said...

I got an error on the contact page too... You can contact me at dana@jonathananddana.com if you'd like...

I'll go back and read that 'gory' scene then. I definitely want to read that series. Your blogs get me so excited about the books you have coming out!

Okay, no more posting so someone else wins that third one. :)

Angela said...

Sorry about the "access denied" thing--I just tested it and it seems to be working now.

And that's okay, Dana. I can't handle roaches. Any kind. Shudder.

Innards don't bother me, but bugs? Ugh.

Angie

Missy said...

OK.... I can't get the contact button to work. I'm sorry :(
My email is missyeagen@msn.com, I'll try again in a bit just in case :)

BTW.. I didn't think the scene was icky, the maggot comment sent chills up my spine but that's not in the book thankfully! :)

Robin Bayne said...

What a unique contest!!

Dana said...

Yeah, I still can't get it to work either... I'll keep trying...

Robin Bayne said...

Dana, what can't you get to work??

Deborah said...

oh i really want this book!

Robin Bayne said...

Is anyone doing something to celebrate St Paddy tomorrow? We are taking my grandmother to dinner to celebrate her 90th birthday!

Deborah said...

nothing special except having the corn beef/cabbage soup we always do every year

Robin Bayne said...

I love corned beef and cabbage! But I know the family will all be laughing at me tomorrow when I order that and they order steak or crabcakes.

Deborah said...

do it! be a rebel!

Robin Bayne said...

I will! You've convinced me! LOL

Accidental Poet said...

Well there's no message saying someone's gotten up to her husband's age yet ...

Deborah said...

hmm i just realized i'm the same age as angie's kids

Accidental Poet said...

I'm the same age as Angie's kids ages added together ...

What's your favourite Angela Hunt book?

Leslie said...

Well I doubt I'll win, but let me say, cool idea for a contest. :)

Deborah said...

lol we're approaching my parent's age in comments right now

Accidental Poet said...

Someone's bound to win eventually :)

Deborah said...

i can't decide on a favorite book...i do like the keepers of the ring series very much though

Accidental Poet said...

I own those but I keep loaning them out ...

Leslie said...

LOL! We aren't even that close to my mom's age, and I'm not that much older than Angie's kids......who know's maybe Angie's husband really robbed the cradle?


I'm joking. I'm joking! :)

Deborah said...

from the pictures she's posted of him, he doesn't look old at all!

Accidental Poet said...

...whistles nonchalantly ...

anybody read excerpts from The Elevator on this blog? it's forever changed the way I look at other people on elevators ...

Deborah said...

after the scene in Speed when the elevator drops and the lady nearly falls out, i'm not a big fan of them

Robin Bayne said...

Elevators are scary!

Angela said...

Y'all have passed his age, but I keep having to recount . . . back in a flash . . .

Angie

Deborah said...

lol i was going to say, i don't think he's THAT old

Robin Bayne said...

I was wondering about that, too, Deborah. LOL

Angela said...

Whew! I get confused when I try to scroll and count that high, so I printed out the comments so I could actually number them--

My dh is 57, and the 57th commenter was "Accidental Poet!" So Susan, I'll get the book to you!

Thanks for playing, everyone!

Angie

Deborah said...

ahhh so close!!! oh well i'll definitely be getting this book when it comes out

Catherine said...

What a day to not read "A Life in Pages" until now at 22: 55 hours.
I will just have to buy it when it comes out! However, I am so grateful Angie that you are so real and down to earth. It just makes me want to read more of your books.
Catherine

amanda said...

Well, I'm comment #69...I guess I should have checked here first thing...instead of 12:01 on Saturday! *sigh* Unless you meant your hubby is waaaaaay older than you!

Heidi jo said...

You've got some Grace sisters who have connected with you even more thanks to our dear friend in common, Doni Brinkman. She is a proud supporter of writing and has helped many of us to become greater fans. :) Thanks for sharing your heart on paper and encouraging others around you with your work.
Heidi Jo

Heidi Jo said...

(I know this 2nd post doesn't count... but as the #'s are past the 60s... perhaps you were including the ages of other relatives too?) ;)
Heidi Jo

Suzanne said...

Rats! I really am dying to see my teabags from the "purse contents" contribution in print!

K-Mac said...

Wow. That's a good way to get comments :)