Thursday, November 15, 2012

LET'S GIVE AWAY SOME ARCS!

by Chad "excited to give stuff away" Morris

So, I got some ARC's of Cragbridge Hall: The Inventor's Secret over the weekend!



(I stacked those myself . . . and took the slighty fuzzy picture. It's all very artistic.)

If you missed it, here's the vid of me opening them up (But I didn't film the celebration dance).


(And if you haven't opened ARCs before, I highly recommend it. I'm sure your turn is just around the corner. Seriously.)

Here's the backcover copy:

Imagine a school in the year 2074 where students don't read history, but watch it happen around them; where running in gym class isn't around a track, but up a virtual mountain; and where learning about animals means becoming one through an avatar.

Welcome to Cragbridge Hall, the most advanced and prestigious school in the world. Twin siblings Abby and Derick Cragbridge are excited as new students to use their famed grandfather's inventions that make Cragbridge Hall so incredible. But when their grandfather and parents go missing, the twins begin following a trail of clues left by their grandfather. They must find out where their family is, learn who they can trust, and discover what secrets are hidden within Cragbridge Hall.

Abby and Derick soon realize they are caught in a race with a fierce adversary to discover  their grandfather's greatest secret--a dangerous discovery that could alter both history and reality.


Oh, and Brandon Mull read it and had this to say:


“Cragbridge Hall keeps the pages turning with inventive gadgets, mystery, humor, and danger.  Author Chad Morris offers a fantastical futuristic read that should engage kids and families.” –Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series

But I want YOU to read it. I want to give an ARC to you. I really do. I actually want to pass them out to everyone in the street like Scrooge when he dresses up like Santa Claus at the end of the Christmas Carol movie. (Even better, if we could do it like the Albert Finney musical version. Everyone would need to be really well choreographed though, because I'm not going to be able to carry that scene.) Unfortunately, I don't have that many (nor has Shelly approved any Santa suit purchases.)

There are two ways to win one. First, if there is a Deseret Book in your neighborhood, go on in and enter there. Just ask for an entry form and fill it on out. They are giving away 50! Yes, 50. If you don't live by a Deseret Book, have someone who does go in for you. Or move. But that might be a little too much.

Or . . . enter to when an ARC here! I'll give a couple away. So, to get your very own autographed ARC complete with swag (I don't actually have any swag, I just wanted to use that word. I could write "swag" on a piece of paper though. Or give you a picture one my kids drew of one of the inventions in my book--or a picture they drew of a monster that is completely unrelated to my book) enter the rafflecopter below (I love that name. "Everyone to the rafflecopter!" It makes me think of a helicopter that flings tickets with its blades. Awesome, and messy.) Tweet about the contest (either the Deseret Book contest or the blog contest, or both), share it facebook, or google+, have your kid draw a picture of an invention they made up, or build one out of Legos or cardboard or whatever (there are obviously tons of inventions in the book)- take a pic and post it. Use your garage for a billboard and paint about it, shave the title of my book into your dog (don't really do that), just spread the word. The more you do, the better your chances. 


We'll let the rafflecopter pick out two winners ten days from now, announcing the winners on Monday Nov. 26 (US only . . . sorry). That is unless someone really makes me laugh, or really persuades me with one of your tweets, facebook posts, or a kid makes up a really cool invention . . . etc. Then I'll just give you one, and rafflecopter the other.

Alright, may the odds be . . . nevermind. Good luck!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

20 comments:

  1. Damn if that isn't a very fine cover. Congrats!

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  2. Book sounds awesome and the cover is so fun. I hope it sells like ice cream in July!

    I'm kind of bummed we didn't get to see the victory dance.

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  3. Chad you are so funny! If I win, I totally want a piece of paper that says 'swag' on it :)

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  4. Great cover. Hope it sells like hotcakes!

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  5. Whoot.. there's now a hashtag on twitter! So awesome, and glad to help get the word out.

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  6. I am just so thrilled to see this coming to fruition for you!

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  7. the cover and story look and sound sooo amazing!!
    will post on monday!

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  8. I want one super majorly crazily bad! Does that give me extra points?

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  9. Fantastic cove and story sounds great too. If I win I'll review it on my blog and goodreads. :) BTW, excuse my ignorance. Is ARC author received copies or what?

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  10. I don't know why, but the Google Friend Connect icon never shows up on blogs on my computer. I'm pretty sure I already follow you there. But I definitely follow you on Google Reader. So I'm going to count it. :)

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  11. well, didn't get to take a photo, but I made a picture, link will work tomorrow! yay for chad!

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  12. Congratulations on completing the book and the GREAT cover. You are off and running. I hope you find all the success you can handle!

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  13. Congratulations. looking forward to it.

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  14. Wow! Someone on the web who actually talks like me. My mind races and I'm always wandering off on parenthetical tangents. The book sounds GREAT! YA writer myself, and I could feel your excitement.

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