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Monday, November 1, 2010

The Pericles Commission GIVEAWAY!



In celebration of Gary Corby's debut release, The Pericles Commission, I'm giving away a hardback copy of the novel and a gorgeous little bronze statue of Nike, the goddess of victory, that I picked up when I was in Greece. (I had to buy myself one because I knew I was going to have a hard time giving her away!)

And BTW- The Pericles Commission has made Library Journal's Top Five list of mysteries for the Fall season and it's on the recommended list of independent mystery bookstores. Yahoo!

Here's how you enter:

You MUST follow both my blog and Gary's blog to qualify!

+2 Follow both blogs
+1 Twitter this contest
+1 Sidebar this contest on your blog
+3 Blog this contest
+2 BONUS entries for using three of the following words in a sentence: Socrates, fish sauce, marble, blood, priestess, Acropolis, sandal, arrow, scintilla, sculptor

The contest will run until November 15th and is open to everyone, including international entries. Please total your entries and include an email address in the comments below. Good luck!

33 comments:

Amalia T. said...

I think it goes without saying that I am entering this.
+2 for following both blogs (of course!)
+1 for tweeting: http://twitter.com/AmaliaTd/statuses/29439274840
I can promise you I will be blogging about this.. let me go set up the post NOW for FRIDAY. +3 (assuming you trust me :P)

+2 bonus:
The blood mixed with the fish sauce, spilling over the marble and pooling beside Socrates' sandal.

not the most creative, but I did use 5 words!

Amalia T. said...

Shoot I forgot to total! That was 8 entries! Sorry!!

Amalia T. said...

...I am totally lame tonight. Must be time for bed! ha! email address: amalia(dot)stankavage(at)gmail(dot)com

Susan R. Mills said...

Okay, already following you, and I'm headed over to follow Gary now. Looks like a great book!

Donna Hole said...

-following both 2
-don't tweet, but
I did FB (count?) 1
- sidebar on blog 1
- blogged tonight 3
- bonus (hehehe) 2

Socrates spied a scintilla of fish sauce imbedded in the marble; a tell-tale evidence of who the sculptor might be.

my e-mail: donnahole (at) gmail (dot) com

That be nine, yes - if face book counts instead of Tweet?

I so want this book . .

........dhole

Gary Corby said...

Thanks Stephanie for running the competition.

I'm really looking forward to the creative sentences!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

The blood of the priestess spread across the marble tiles of the Acropolis towards Socrates who held the arrow which had killed her.

And I'm an old follower of both you and Gary from way back.

Have a great week, Roland

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Woo-hoo! Okay, I am a follower of both blogs (+2) will sidebar (+1) and can write a sentence:

The SCULPTOR of the MARBLE SOCRATES STATUE used a SCINTILLA of BLOOD and an ARROW to make a delightful FISH SAUCE for the SANDAL-clad PRIESTESS at the ACROPOLIS. (do I get extra credit for using all ten? LOL)

= +5

roxy said...

Sounds like an awesome contest, Stephanie. I've heard great things about this book.

Jen Chandler said...

Oooh, I LOVE your blog! Shannon O'Donnell sent me this way. Very glad to "meet" you. I've always had an obsession with ancient Egypt and Hatshepsut. Fabulous!

~Jen

Nate Wilson said...

Paris dipped the tip of his narrow arrow in a scintilla of chinchilla blood, though he soon learned this was not enough to bring down the mighty Achilles.

And that brings me to +4. Great contest, Stephanie! I'm looking forward to reading this one...

Carolyn Abiad said...

Put me in for 2. I'll twitter it later too. csabiad00@gmaildotcom. Thanks!

L. T. Host said...

I have a soft spot for Nike! But I will bow out of entering since I already have (technically several) copies of Gary's book. Awesome contest Stephanie!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

What a stupendous contest! I follow both of you and love the prompt. So +4 and fingers crossed.

With the toe of my sandal, already caked with dried blood, I nudged the Priestess out of a puddle of spilled fish sauce and surveyed the gawking patrons of the Socrates Spa & Grill.

VR Barkowski said...

Did I mention I already have this on my tbr list, it's on preorder? No matter, the holidays are coming up, and what a great xmas gift. Plus, I so want that statue of Nike!

+2 Follow both blogs (Yes)

+1 Twitter this contest (Yes)

+1 Sidebar this contest on your blog (Yes)

+3 Blog this contest (Yes - on Friday, my next posting day)

+2 BONUS (Yes - you didn't say it had to be a *good* sentence): I haven't a scintilla of doubt Gary's book will charm any historical fiction lover, be she priestess, sculptor, or blood-thirsty politician with a pet fish and busted sandal.

TOTAL: 9 :)

Lynda Young said...

+2 Follower of both blogs
+1 Twittered this contest

+2 BONUS entry:

Socrates the sculptor ate fish sauce while he carved a priestess from marble.

;)

Lynda Young said...

forgot the email: lynfaw at gmail dot com

Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

I can't wait to read this book. The points:

2--I follow both of you now
1--Twittering this contest as soon as I finish this
3--Blogging about it tonight!
1?--I'd Sidebar it...but only if I can figure out what that means!
2--Bonus:

The Priestess stepped in the puddle of blood and slid on the marble, causing her to spill the fish sauce all over the sculptor's dead body.

email: valvear@comcast.net
blog: historywithatwist.blogspot.com

Nicole Zoltack said...

+2 Follow both blogs
+1 Twitter this contest

http://twitter.com/NicoleZoltack/status/29642791151

+2 BONUS entries for using three of the following words in a sentence: Socrates, fish sauce, marble, blood, priestess, Acropolis, sandal, arrow, scintilla, sculptor

Arrows rained down from the sky, and the priestess threw her sandal at the sculptor. "If you don't hurry up and finish that marble statue of Socrates, there'll be no fish sauce for you!"

Four in the first sentnece, three in the second. :D

total: 5

Kulsuma said...

Awesome I'd love to win this!

+2 follow both blogs
+2 The sculpture of Socrates was made of marble.

k_anon[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk

Jennifer Hillier said...

So happy to be a new follower! I'm also a new follower at Gary's blog, and I just tweeted about your contest.

The blood priestess doused the sculptor in fish sauce and ate him.

5 points for me! :) jennifer@jenniferhillier.ca

Vicki Rocho said...

This one has been on my TBR list for awhile.

Ahem, my sentence:

Whenever I visit the Acropolis, I like to eat my fish sauce with my sandal.

(yeah, I dunno about that either)

Gary Corby said...

Can I just say how much I enjoy reading the sentences?

Very imaginative, if occasionally of dubious culinary value.

EVA SB said...

+2 I follow both blogs
+1 I tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/EVA_n_essence/status/779543098949632
+1 I posted to my sidebar
http://evasblackspot.blogspot.com
+2 BONUS
The red fish sauce from the cracked jar dripped like blood on to her toes, her sandals and my newly washed white marble floor.

eva.s.black[@]gmail[.]com

Aik said...

I'd love to enter!

+2 Follow both blogs

+1 Twitter this contest
http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/781754604453888

+2 The evil PRIESTESS held in her left hand the ARROW which had passed through SOCRATES' heart just a while ago.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

CKHB said...

Woot! I'm in!

+2 I follow both blogs
+1 I have Tweeted the contest
+2 As a result, I now have more than a scintilla of hope that I will win the statute of Nike (obviously crafted by a talented sculptor), in which she is holding not an arrow but a... hey, you got fish sauce on my sandal!

Sharli said...

So freaaking cool! I'd love to read this xD

+2 Follow both blogs
+1 Tweet: http://twitter.com/Entre_Libros/status/1861046201483264
+1 Sidebar this contest on your blog: http://blogentrelibros.blogspot.com/
+2 The blood of the priestess bathed the marble floors of Acropolis.

Thank you!!
entrelibros_blog at hotmail.com

David J. West said...

+2 Following both Blogs
+1 I'll twitter it right now
+2 "Because, fish sauce on marble is easier to clean than blood is; so says my priestess at the Acropolis," answered Socrates.

So 5 total and thanks for doing this Stephanie.

heroesofthefallen (at) live (dot) com

Nicole MacDonald said...

I follow both blogs!! And I'm named after Nike I want that statue ;p!

www.damselinadirtydress.com

n (dot) macdonald00 (at) gmail (dot) com

Gary Corby said...

So many entries, and all so terrific.

Nicole, your name is indeed from Nike. In fact it's the female version of my hero Nicolaos, and it means "victory of the people".

Renee Yancy said...

Stephanie: I am coming late to the party but here is my entry:

+2 Follow both blogs.
+2 Using 3 of the words. Do I get extra points if I used all 10?

Socrates turned away from the priestess who stood on the Acropolis and removed her sandal to offer the blood of the sculptor on his own arrow, and added a scintilla of coriander to the fish sauce simmering in the marble bowl.

ReneeQ said...

Wait, Stephanie, light breaks on marble head: i think I have a better sentence using all 10 words:

Ha! said Socrates, standing on the crest of the Acropolis, even the priestess who removed her sandal to offer the sculptor's blood on an inconvenient arrow cannot compare to the scintilla of coriander I have added to the fish sauce simmering in the marble bowl.

ReneeQ said...

Wait, Stephanie, light breaks on marble head: i think I have a better sentence using all 10 words:

Ha! said Socrates, standing on the crest of the Acropolis, even the priestess who removed her sandal to offer the sculptor's blood on an inconvenient arrow cannot compare to the scintilla of coriander I have added to the fish sauce simmering in the marble bowl.