March 1, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Be Tempted to Win a Free NEW Ipad!!!!

You heard me!

As many of you know, I always do a big giveaway to celebrate the launch of a new book. This is in part because, well, it’s fun! But also, I’ve learned over the years that there is very little I can control about the publishing experience. Most of the marketing is handled by the publisher, and to be very honest, a lot of the really big stuff is out of reach for most authors.

But there are two things in which I believe unequivocally; the writing and the enthusiasm and support of my readers.

A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS will be my fourth published novel, and if it’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that NOTHING beats word of mouth for building book buzz. Nothing. So while I could spend my marketing budget taking out high-priced ads, I think I’ll bet on you guys instead.

With that in mind, I have FOUR incredible prizes for the A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS Giveaway.

The Grand Prize is a 16GB Ipad with WIFI and a $50 Itunes gift card.

And if you read this contest post the night I put it up, you’ll notice change; I’ve upgraded this contest to feature the NEW Ipad as a Grand Prize (the one just revealed by Apple). I’m just editing the contest entry now (March 10, 2012), but let me repeat; the Grand Prize is a NEW Ipad.

The Ipad is a truly amazing device, allowing you to read books and magazines (often with special apps and features), listen to music, work on graphics, surf the internet, and basically do anything you can do on a full size computer using something you can stick in a regular-size handbag. This new one is even more amazing, because it has a vastly improved display and camera giving you incredible clarity on the screen and the ability to take pictures as clear as those taken with the Iphone 4S (and is you have an Iphone 4S, you know how amazing the camera is).

This prize will ship direct from Apple, so you can choose black or white if/when you win. If you’re fortunate enough to already own one of these bad boys, I’m sure you know this would also make an amazing gift for a special someone.

One First Prize Winner will receive;

A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS signed hardcover

Victoria’s Secret bath and body set with make-up bag

BE TEMPTED t-shirt

$50 Visa gift card (not pictured)

$15 Starbucks gift card

$10 Itunes gift card

Gold High Roller nail polish

Angel mini-frame

Mini-candle

A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS postcard and bookmark.

One second prize winner will receive;

A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS signed hardcover

Victoria’s Secret Seductive Amber Fragrance Mist and Body Lotion

Be Tempted t-shirt

Gothic-inspired bracelet

$25 Visa gift card

$15 Starbucks gift card

$10 Itunes gift card

Purple Haze nail polish

Angel mini-frame

Mini-candle

A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS postcard and bookmark.

One third prize winner will receive;

A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS signed hardcover

Victoria’s Secret Seductive Amber Fragrance Mist and Body Lotion

$15 Starbucks gift card

$10 Itunes gift card

Purple Haze nail polish

Angel mini-frame

A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS postcard and bookmark.

Pretty awesome, am I right?!

So here’s the deal; The most critical time for a book is right after it comes out. That’s because during the first couple of weeks, the publisher is closely watching the numbers to gauge how its being received by the reading public. I’m really hoping that you guys will help me spread the word, because if anyone can get the buzz going, it’s YOU. And even though I know many of you would do that anyway, it’s kind of fun to sweeten the deal for you with some extra special goodies. And I’ve given you lots of ways to win!

Here’s how you earn entries;

TEN (count them – 10!) ENTRIES for EVERY copy of A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS you purchase or preorder for the duration of this giveaway. That means if you buy a copy for yourself, one for a sister, and one for a friend, you get THIRTY entries. PLUS, I’ll send you a signed, personalized bookplate at no charge for each copy you purchase. To claim these entries, send your book receipt, order confirmation, or a photo of your receipt or order confirmation (cell phone pics are fine as long as we can read them) to prophecypress@aol.com. If you have already preordered and requested a bookplate, just remind Rebekah of that in your contest entry email (no documentation required in this case since you’ve already provided it).

TEN ENTRIES for uploading a Youtube video in which you explain why you’re excited about the book. Include a link to the video when you email your total number of entries.

FIVE ENTRIES for changing your Twitter picture to the A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS book cover (must remain for the duration of the giveaway).

FIVE ENTRIES for changing your Facebook picture to the A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS book cover (must remain for the duration for the giveaway).

ONE ENTRY for each time you tweet a link to the book (on Amazon, B&N, Indiebound, or any other bookstore site). You must include #atemptationofangels for these entries to count.

ONE ENTRY for each time you tweet a link to this contest post. You MUST include #atemptationofangels for these entries to count.

ONE ENTRY for each friend you refer to me on Twitter. Your friend must follow me and @michellezink with #atemptationofangels that they were referred by you. They get an entry when they do plus any other entries they accumulate by participating in the giveaway.

ONE ENTRY for each time you tweet the link to the A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS trailer here; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmB4L671wqA. You must include #atemptationofangels for these entries to count.

ONE ENTRY for each time you post a Facebook status about the book. You must be my Friend on Facebook and tag me for these entries to count.

As you can see, there are TONS of ways to win. You can do one thing or twenty. You can spend a day accumulating entries or you can work on entries all month long and email your total at the end. Pick and choose whatever works for you. It’s no accident that Keisha Natalee, last year’s Circle of Fire Grand Prize Winner (of an Ipod Touch), had 80+ entries, many of them a result of friend referrals. The more entries you have, the better chance of winning. And truly, it will help me so much, which I appreciate more than you know.

Here’s the fine print; Contest runs now through midnight on Saturday, March 31st. Winners will be chosen by Random Number Generator and announced April 7th. You MUST email your total number of entries plus any supporting documentation (receipts, Youtube links, etc.) to prophecypress@aol.com with “BE TEMPTED LAUNCH GIVEAWAY” in the Subject line by that time to win. This giveaway is open only to residents of the US and Canada or anyone with a shipping address in the US or Canada (you can use a friend or relative’s address if you like and have them forward the prizes to you).

That’s it! And you guys… many of you have been with me for years now. I want you to know how very much your support continues to mean to me. I feel as if I know many of you, and you are the very best part of this journey. <3

 

 

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95 thoughts on “Be Tempted to Win a Free NEW Ipad!!!!

  1. jessica Pardee says:

    I am so excited for this!!!!!!! In a way I’m glad I am out of work so I can participate!

    1. MichelleZink says:

      Me, too!!!
      <3

  2. Dawn says:

    Congrats again Michelle :). Wow – what an awesome giveaway.

    1. MichelleZink says:

      Thank you, Dawn! I was going to give away an ereader, and then I was like, “Screw it! Let’s go big or go home!”
      😉

      1. Dawn says:

        Ha Ha! I remember about a year ago we all talked about e readers vs books on your site. At that time I said that I would always choose the real thing. I now own a Kobo e reader and do love it. It goes with me everywhere! (I still buy the hard copies I love as well) :).

        1. MichelleZink says:

          Right, Dawn? I use my ereader for some things (it’s great for travel and books I need for research) but I also still buy my favorite paper books for my library. There’s room for both, I think! I just wish Indies had a more level playing field on the digital front.
          <3

  3. Rebecca T says:

    WHEE! So excited for this book! Our blog will add some buzz too 🙂

    1. MichelleZink says:

      Thank you! That’s much appreciated!
      <3

  4. Jessirae says:

    Woo hoo! This is an amazing epic giveaway, Michelle! You know I’m going to start tweeting right after I get out of school tonight! Thank you so much for this giveaway! 😀 You are so awesome and congrats on A Temptation of Angels soon to be release 🙂

    1. MichelleZink says:

      I KNOW you will! Lol! Thanks so much for all you do to support me and my work.
      <3

  5. Jeannie Acevedo says:

    I am so proud of you Michelle, this is a wonderful accomplishment! Another wonderful book, I can’t wait to read it! Xoxo

    1. MichelleZink says:

      Thank you, Jeannie! Sometimes I feel like I’m just slogging through it all, so I really appreciate the reminder that this IS another book. And I should probably give myself some credit for that.
      <3

  6. OMG Wow what a wonderful give-a-way. I cant wait. Off to do some pimping 🙂

    1. MichelleZink says:

      This might be the only situation in which pimping is not only okay, it’s actually encouraged.
      <3

  7. maidenveil says:

    Waaahhh!!! I just want to read the book!! 😀 the rest are just super bonuses. :p Let’s do this, guys!!!

    1. MichelleZink says:

      I <3 you!!!
      😀

  8. Aurora m. says:

    This is so FANTASTIC! I hope that my Valentine win won’t hurt me….I am in this all the way! You deserve nothing more!!!!!!

    1. Aurora m. says:

      then my very very best. Sorry about the reply added but I sent the first to quick before I finished my thought….see what your giveaway has done to me?

      1. MichelleZink says:

        Lol! Not at all! All winners will be chosen by Random Number Generator, so you’re good!
        <3

  9. Alexis says:

    Awesome contest! For some reason I have every Apple product but the iPad. Does buying the book on Kindle count

    1. MichelleZink says:

      Absolutely, Alexis! As long as you can provide a receipt or order confirmation, you’re in!
      <3

  10. Sarah Dowlin says:

    This is AWESOME! Tho, I dont think i would know how to work the pad thingy(tho I would if I won! LOL) so is it bad to think the first prize is better than the grand prize? ;D

    1. MichelleZink says:

      No! Someone else said that, too!
      <3

  11. Cathee says:

    Congrats!

    tweet : https://twitter.com/#!/CatheeBooks/status/175546567267319808
    email : foreverlostinbooks(at)gmail(dot)com
    I actually just want the book… LOL

    1. MichelleZink says:

      😀

        1. MichelleZink says:

          Awesome. Thank you! Just save your total number of entries and send them when you’re done to prophecypress@aol.com. Rebekah will see that they’re counted!
          <3

  12. Laura says:

    Awesome givaway Michelle! I can’t enter because I live in Australia, but congrats to the person that wins! 🙂

    1. MichelleZink says:

      Aw, Laura! I wish I could make it International. I have so man readers and you are definitely among my favorite. You’re such a good sport. <3 you!

  13. Lauren says:

    Hey, Michelle! New fan here 😀 I love that you are so great to your fans and so connected, and that is a main reason why I like you (besides the fact that your books are, ya know, amazing!)

    1. MichelleZink says:

      I love news fans (well, and old ones, too!)!! Connecting with so many amazing readers is absolutely one of the best parts of being published. Thanks so much for your support!
      <3

      1. MichelleZink says:

        Make that “new” fans, though news fans are welcome as well.
        😉

  14. Orchid says:

    You definitely know how to throw an excellent launch giveaway! =)

    So excited for the release of your newest book, Michelle. Will definitely try to have a review up for it before the release.

    1. MichelleZink says:

      Thank you, Orchid! As always, I appreciate your support so much!
      <3

  15. Tiffany M. says:

    So excited about getting going I didn’t stop and comment lol! I am sooo excited thank you Michelle for doing this!!

    1. MichelleZink says:

      That’s okay, hon! No comment necessary. You’re totally going to town!
      😀

  16. jennifer lai says:

    I am so excited!!!!! as a reader of your books, i am so lucky that you do these contest. I’m waiting an hiur or two because I tweeted over the daily limit about this contest………… and guess how many tweets?………….. 130!!!
    sorry I’m bragging. 🙁 Thanks a bunch!!!! 🙂

    1. jennifer lai says:

      hour instead or hiur. im probably too excited.

      1. MichelleZink says:

        😉

    2. MichelleZink says:

      That is one case where bragging is totally okay. You’ve earned it! 130 entries??!! That’s awesome. And this helps me so much, because usually *I* have to do most of the tweeting and linking and such. It really takes me away from the actual writing during a launch month, so this is fantastic. Plus, it’s SO MUCH FUN to give stuff away to you guys!
      <3

      1. Jennifer Lai says:

        im at three hundred and seven

        1. MichelleZink says:

          WOOT! Go, you! You guys are totally on FIRE. And did you see that I upgraded the prize to the NEW Ipad (the one just unveiled)? *goes to edit/update original contest post*
          <3

      2. jennifer lai says:

        At 720

        1. MichelleZink says:

          WOWWWWWW!
          😀

  17. Peggy says:

    Amazing Giveaway! I am going to work my tale off getting entries! 😉

    btw…I have the Prophecy of the Sisters otw to me 🙂 can’t wait to read it!! 🙂

    1. MichelleZink says:

      WOOT! Hope you enjoy Prophecy!
      <3

      1. Peggy says:

        I totally broke down and bought all 3 of the prophecy books when I preordered A Temptation of Angels. LOL 🙂

        1. MichelleZink says:

          This makes me very, very happy. I hope you enjoy the story. It’s the story of my heart.
          <3

  18. Kristi S. says:

    Hi, Michelle! This is incredibly generous and a great idea. 🙂 Anyway, I just wanted to ask a question about the YouTube entry. Is it okay if I did a video with pictures/text and maybe music? Or does it have to be me actually talking? Sounds silly, but just wanted to clarify since it seems like a fun way to enter. Thanks~

    1. MichelleZink says:

      You can totally do it that way! No talking required! 😉
      <3

  19. Dina says:

    So exciting!!!!

    1. MichelleZink says:

      Right?!
      😀

  20. Mia Birgitte says:

    Wow, what a giveaway! You lucky Americans/Canadians! 🙂

    1. MichelleZink says:

      Hey, you! How have you been? I miss hearing from you but hope you’ve been busy with lots of amazing things.
      *hugs*

  21. Sabrena says:

    17 entries so far! 10 for pre-ordering, 5 for changing my twitter pic, 2 for tweeting about the contest and the trailer. https://twitter.com/#!/goldensundragon/status/176813966641729536

    1. MichelleZink says:

      You rule! Just do me a favor and email them to Rebekah at prophecypress@aol.com so they don’t get lost in the shuffle!
      <3

      1. MichelleZink says:

        Lol! Nice!
        😀

        1. Sabrena says:

          23 total for today

          1. MichelleZink says:

            Good job, Sabrena! Just keep emailing your entries to Rebekah at prophecypress@aol.com.
            <3

          2. Sabrena says:

            And sent another email with today’s entries

  22. Kallie says:

    This is pure greatness! I am so excited because we had a give-a-way planned… Should we wait and put all the entries in one email or email them throughout the month?!?
    Thanks so much!

    1. MichelleZink says:

      Totally up to you! My assistant is putting the entries in number order as they come in and RNG will be used to pick the winner. My guess is that you have better odds if they’re spread out, but I have no idea. Good luck!
      <3

  23. This is so exciting! I cannot wait to read your book as it sounds verying interesting!

    1. MichelleZink says:

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy it!
      <3

  24. Jessica says:

    Wow this is probably the best giveaway I have ever seen! Go big or go home is an understatement! Awesome awesome awesome:)

    1. MichelleZink says:

      😀 😀 😀

  25. Kelly says:

    +5 changed my tweet profile pic https://twitter.com/#!/foxdelivers
    +1https://twitter.com/#!/foxdelivers/status/180335015845040129
    +5 facebook pic change https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1261825642&ref=tn_tnmn

  26. Kelly says:

    +10 bought my first book
    +1 Tweet on amazon about the purchased book

  27. Kelly says:

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Will buy my daughter a kindle version as soon as I figure out how to add a second kindle to my account!!

    1. MichelleZink says:

      Awesome! You go, Kelly! Just don’t forget to email your total entries to Rebekah at prophecypress@aol.com. I don’t want any to slip through the cracks and that’s the only way we can be sure they’re counted. Thanks so much for entering!
      <3

      MZ

      1. Kelly says:

        Ok just call me an idiot, I didn’t read all the way through since you reminded me to duh!!! I was wondering how to keep it all together!

        1. MichelleZink says:

          Totally okay, Kelly! There’s a lot to remember!
          <3

  28. Kelly says:

    Ok, help me out again! When does this end. I just bought myself a kindle copy (after I bought the book. I was trying to prepurchase a kindle for a friend but you can’t do that) So will this still be going on after the 20th so I can then buy her a copy on kindle??

    1. MichelleZink says:

      It will, Kelly! It goes to Midnight March 31st. And what a good friend you are!
      <3

  29. jennifer lai says:

    Is it march 30 to 31 midnight or march 31 to april 1

    1. MichelleZink says:

      March 31st to April 1st, basically the last full day of March!
      <3

  30. aria little says:

    Can I give my entries to a friend?
    🙂 its her birthday on April 18

  31. aria little says:

    Can i give my entries to my friend?

    1. MichelleZink says:

      No, but you can give her the prize if you win!
      😉

  32. Thanks so much for an awesome giveaway! I am crossing my fingers and toes that I win that Ipad! SO cool!

    1. MichelleZink says:

      Good luck, Ashley, thanks for entering and helping me spread the word!
      <3

  33. OLLIE ARMIA says:

    i want to join the contest but it’s impossible cause your book in not yet here in the Philippines. I just hope one day you can sign the three (3) books (Propechy of the Sisters) and of course the Temptation of Angels. Good luck on your new book…am spreading the good news already.

    1. MichelleZink says:

      I’m sorry, hon, but I so appreciate all your support and everything you do to spread the word!
      <3

  34. Ohhhh the cover is even prettier in person… 🙂

    1. MichelleZink says:

      Right, Linda?! <3

  35. SupaGurl says:

    Do we need to email the #atemptationofangels tweets? or will those just be counted up on twitter?

    1. MichelleZink says:

      I need you to send your total # of entries to my assistant at prophecypress@aol.com. There’s no way we can add all these up, but we do reserve the right to double check the count.
      <3

  36. Crystal Martinez says:

    I thought I would post my question on here as well 😉 Do RT on twitter count as a entry for the iPad contest? If I RT someone’s #atemptationofangels tweet do I get another entry and vice versa? Just wanted to clarify -Thanks 😀

  37. aria little says:

    If you win the ipad, can you trade the grand prize with the first prize?

    1. MichelleZink says:

      You’d have to talk to the first prize winner and see if they were willing to trade, hon! But if someone else is willing, I don’t see why not.
      <3

  38. Aurora m. says:

    I am getting so excited!!!! so close till the end of this FANTASTIC contest. I want that I Pad so so so bad and it has been such a great pleasure spreading the word for you and this amazing book! So a pre- thank to you for your hard work and Rebekah too! I know she will have a really hard time adding all those entries up because I have 700 or so and I have seen many have many many more. Good Luck Everyone.

    1. MichelleZink says:

      Thank you so much for helping me spread the word, Aurora! It’ll help that everyone’s emailing their totals, because she can just string them together and then input the beginning and ending numbers into the Random Number Generator. Thanks again. You’re the best!
      <3

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