Log in

22 March 2012 @ 06:35 pm
Faerie Winter paperback contest  
ETA: The contest is now over! Thank you, thank you, to everyone who entered! (I've shut down comments on this post to avoid confusion, but comments remain open over here.)

Faerie Winter comes out in paperback (in the U.S. and Canada) in two and a half weeks: on April 10!

I think this calls for a contest. :-)

There are two prize packs: A novel prize pack (containing every novel I've published, including one that I ghost wrote) and a short story prize pack (with several anthologies I've appeared in, including Welcome to Bordertown, which comes out in a paperback edition with a brand new cover the very same day).


The Rules

- Mention in a blog post, fb post, tweet, tumblr, and/or anywhere else online and publicly visible that Faerie Winter comes out in paperback on April 10 (eta: or, alternately, is now out in paperback) and that it's the sequel to Bones of Faerie (or, alternately, book 2 in the Bones of Faerie trilogy). If you want to say something more about either of the Faerie books, that'd be lovely, though not required.

- Link to the Faerie Winter website

- Come back to this post and link to the places you did both of the above (eta: for fb, if you can't link, just tag me and tell me you did so)

- (optional, for blog entries) Copy these rules (including this one :-)) to your post, and encourage your readers to enter this contest by doing all of the above in turn, and telling them to then to come back to your blog and link to their mention or mentions

- Deadline is April 20 (at midnight Pacific Daylight Time) and I'll ship anywhere.



+1 entry for each place your mention of the above appears

+1 entry for each person who enters in turn and responds on your blog to let you know they've done so (they'll still get their entry, too!)

I'll draw two winners; the first gets to choose which of the prize packs below they prefer



Novel prize pack:
(Every novel I've published, going back to 1996!)
- Ghost Horse (Phantom Rider #1)
- The Haunted Trail (Phantom Rider #2)
- Ghost Vision (Phantom Rider #3)
- A Royal Kiss (ghostwritten for Fran Lantz to her outline)
- Secret of the Three Treasures
- Bones of Faerie
- Thief Eyes
- Faerie Winter

Short story prize pack:
(A selection of anthologies in which my short stories have appeared)
- Leroni of Darkover, edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley
- Aladdin, Master of the Lamp, edited by Mike Resnick and Martin H. Greenberg
- Chicks in Chainmail, edited by Esther Friesner
- Sword of Ice, edited by Mercedes Lackey
- Bruce Coville's Book of Magic, edited by Bruce Coville
- Bruce Coville's Book of Nightmares, edited by Bruce Coville
- Gothic, Ten Original Dark Tales, edited by Deborah Noyes
- Welcome to Bordertown, edited by Holly Black and Ellen Kushner
- Plus a copy of Faerie Winter, just because :-)


All books are in paperback, except for Secret of the Three Treasures. There may be some yellowing of the older books, and Leroni of Darkover in particular is a bit battered, being more than 20 years old. :-)

Thanks for entering, and for helping to spread the word!
spence_reidspence_reid on March 23rd, 2012 02:43 am (UTC)

I look forward to reading Faerie Winter. Bones of Faerie was a really enjoyable read.

Edited at 2012-03-23 02:46 am (UTC)
Janni Lee Simner: Faerie Winter snowflakejanni on March 23rd, 2012 02:35 pm (UTC)
So glad you enjoyed Bones of Faerie!

And thanks for entering/tweeting! :-)
(Anonymous) on March 23rd, 2012 04:07 pm (UTC)
Blog Post on Gather
Here is the link to my post - http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474981211653

Janni Lee Simner: Faerie Winter coverjanni on March 26th, 2012 01:06 am (UTC)
Re: Blog Post on Gather
Thanks again! Hope Rachael's writing is going well, and that we meet again at another con! :-)
patty1943patty1943 on March 23rd, 2012 05:39 pm (UTC)
I posted on my facebook page and I think this is the link http://www.facebook.com/patience.mason.
Love your books.
Janni Lee Simner: Faerie Winter coverjanni on March 26th, 2012 01:11 am (UTC)
Thanks for entering--and for reading/loving my books, too! :-)
akwilliamsakwilliams on March 23rd, 2012 08:53 pm (UTC)
They've changed Facebook again so I have no idea how to get a link to a specific post. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=675960819 is just my own profile page with the post showing I think. Frustrating.

I am so trying to get my hands on a copy of Thief Eyes! I loved the poem you took it from but haven't found the book anywhere in Australia.
Janni Lee Simner: Faerie Winter coverjanni on March 26th, 2012 01:15 am (UTC)
Thanks for entering!

Thief Eyes is the only of my YAs not currently available in Australia (something I'd love to see change one day!), but I do know people who've had luck getting it through Book Depository.

Hope you enjoy it! Njal's Saga is fabulous, isn't it?
akwilliamsakwilliams on March 26th, 2012 06:40 am (UTC)
I hadn't met that website before. THe moment I saw the word 'Book' in it I knew it was trouble.

I am not sure whether I love you or want to cry right now.
Janni Lee Simner: Faerie Winter coverjanni on March 26th, 2012 06:35 pm (UTC)
Laura Hughesmittensmorgul on March 25th, 2012 09:06 pm (UTC)

I can't wait to read Faerie Winter! Bones of Faerie was the book I recommended most when I worked at my daughter's school library!

By the way, I entered this because of @LKHamilton's tweet. Thank you!
Janni Lee Simner: Faerie Winter coverjanni on March 26th, 2012 01:17 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm so glad you enjoyed Bones of Faerie--thank you for helping other readers find it at your daughter's library, too!

Hope you enjoy Faerie Winter, too. :-)
Adventures in Misc.AiM_2012 on March 25th, 2012 09:22 pm (UTC)
Books sound great, I'm always looking for something new to read :)
Janni Lee Simner: Faerie Winter coverjanni on March 26th, 2012 01:18 am (UTC)
Thanks for entering, and for helping to spread the word! :-)
(Anonymous) on March 26th, 2012 05:54 pm (UTC)
Whoo hoo! Contest!
I hope you can see this link; most of my FB page is private-ish but the post about the paperback release is Public ;-) https://www.facebook.com/StroppyGirl
Janni Lee Simner: Faerie Winter coverjanni on March 26th, 2012 06:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Whoo hoo! Contest!
I see it--thanks for entering! :-)
alfreda89alfreda89 on April 4th, 2012 04:40 pm (UTC)
I would love to win your books, but time-wise I am paddling just to stay in place. I think I'll just keep retweeting for you, all right? And check the Libs to see if they have Bones of Faerie (I'll bet they do!)
Janni Lee Simner: Faerie Winter coverjanni on April 6th, 2012 04:19 pm (UTC)
The retweeting is very much appreciated, too!

(And, yes, many libraries do have Bones of Faerie on their shelves, something I'm really grateful to them for!)
nat clearynatcleary on April 10th, 2012 05:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for the chance. I read and loved both books.
Shared to facebook https://www.facebook.com/natcleary/posts/280702592011593
Tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/natcleary/status/189768776735137792
Shared to Google + https://plus.google.com/u/0/102455376284570542749/posts/ZST4GC9fvTa
To Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4020075-nat#comment_48636596

Im so excited for this contest. Ill have everything crossed :)

natcleary at gmail dot com
Janni Lee Simnerjanni on April 10th, 2012 05:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks, natcleary!

Edited at 2012-04-10 05:55 pm (UTC)
jovial_1 on April 11th, 2012 06:53 pm (UTC)
I'm not entering as I own several of your books already and feel it would be unfair of me to try to win. But I wanted to say how much I enjoy your work and ask if you're doing any more works like Thief Eyes?
Janni Lee Simner: Thief Eyes Frekijanni on April 11th, 2012 07:24 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you're loving my work--thanks for coming by to say so! :-)

I think I probably won't do a direct sequel to Thief Eyes--Haley's story feels complete to me--but I may return to the Icelandic sagas eventually, because they're fascinating and compelling and I feel like I'm not done with them yet ... or maybe like they're not done with me.

(Of course, I also once said I wouldn't write a direct sequel to Bones of Faerie, so ... one never knows for sure!)
jovial_1 on April 11th, 2012 07:31 pm (UTC)
I agree, Icelandic sagas are wonderful. I've been interested in them since I was a teen. I think that's why I enjoyed Thief Eyes so much. I hope you do decide to write more stories based off of Icelandic myths and sagas. Thanks.
(Anonymous) on April 19th, 2012 08:07 pm (UTC)
I entered through twitter, under the name @inkstainedpaws https://twitter.com/#!/inkstainedpaws
Janni Lee Simner: Faerie Winter coverjanni on April 19th, 2012 09:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Twitter
Awesome--thanks for entering!
(Deleted comment)
Janni Lee Simnerjanni on April 19th, 2012 09:48 pm (UTC)
Awesome! And saw the fb post, so we're good there!

Thanks for entering, both times! (my tumblr is pretty brand new, too.)

Edited at 2012-04-19 09:50 pm (UTC)
Pamela D Lloydpdlloyd on April 19th, 2012 10:01 pm (UTC)
Janni Lee Simnerjanni on April 19th, 2012 10:05 pm (UTC)
Yay! And, thanks!
Pamela D Lloyd: readingpdlloyd on April 19th, 2012 10:12 pm (UTC)
You're welcome, I'm glad to help out, and hoping for copies of a few books I don't yet own.

Unfortunately, my mouse is giving me troubles and as a result I posted my comment before completing it. I've also shared on Facebook and plan on posting other places as well, so there will be one or more updates. :-)
Janni Lee Simner: Faerie Winter coverjanni on April 23rd, 2012 06:19 pm (UTC)
Pamela D Lloyd: brother and sisterpdlloyd on April 23rd, 2012 10:46 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. I'm glad to help.
(Deleted comment)
Janni Lee Simner: Faerie Winter coverjanni on April 20th, 2012 12:22 am (UTC)
Welcome, to a fellow Southern Arizonan -- and thanks for entering the contest!

(I'm actually working on a new book set in the Southwest now ... it's been fun, getting back to writing a more local sort of magic. :-))
Christina FrankeChristina Franke on April 20th, 2012 04:33 pm (UTC)
Oh hey!
Just found this, but I tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/Reader_Fictions/status/193376669292175360
Janni Lee Simner: Faerie Winter coverjanni on April 23rd, 2012 06:24 pm (UTC)
Re: Oh hey!
Hi! And thanks so much for entering!
brigid_hepburnbrigid_hepburn on April 20th, 2012 04:57 pm (UTC)
Tweet tweet tweet
I tweeted about the books again this morning. Not sure if I'm linking this correctly but here goes! https://twitter.com/#!/Stroppy_Girl
brigid_hepburnbrigid_hepburn on April 20th, 2012 05:02 pm (UTC)
Tumblr'd it!
brigid_hepburnbrigid_hepburn on April 20th, 2012 05:05 pm (UTC)
And again...
Janni Lee Simner: Faerie Winter coverjanni on April 23rd, 2012 06:28 pm (UTC)
Re: And again...
Awesome! Thanks so much for all the word-spreading!
brigid_hepburnbrigid_hepburn on April 20th, 2012 05:26 pm (UTC)
And here's the Facebook link. Hope some of this makes a difference to readership because they're damn good books and should be widely disseminated! https://www.facebook.com/StroppyGirl
Annette McClarenAnnette McClaren on April 20th, 2012 09:01 pm (UTC)
Exciting new book from one of my all time favorit authors
LKH just seems to get better & better!!! I can not wait to read her very talented worlds. The rich exciting people and adventures she has given us have really made a difficult time in my life so much better. Her talent seems keep growing as she gives us new adventures with rich people who continue to grow in the worlds she shares with us
Janni Lee Simner: Faerie Winter coverjanni on April 23rd, 2012 06:30 pm (UTC)
Re: Exciting new book from one of my all time favorit authors
Laurell is pretty awesome, isn't she? :-)
(Anonymous) on April 20th, 2012 09:38 pm (UTC)
Here is where I mentioned it on Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/clbahr/status/193452914256252928
Here it is on FB https://www.facebook.com/clbahr

Thanks for the contest:)

Christina B - christinabahr2008(at)yahoo(dot)com
Janni Lee Simner: Faerie Winter coverjanni on April 23rd, 2012 06:33 pm (UTC)

Awesome--thanks for entering!

Edited at 2012-04-23 06:33 pm (UTC)