Summer Heat giveaway

For most of you, the summer is just beginning. Technically, it’s summer here too, but the worst of the heat is behind us. Summer is rainy and chilly here — to which I can only say, thank goodness! I was getting tired of the burning sun and water rationing. Anyhow, since I have more than enough cool to share the wealth (I mean this in a meteorological sense, but you’re welcome to think otherwise), I have three very cool books lined up to give away today and two of them, thanks to my amazing editor Anne Sowards, aren’t even available in stores yet.

What do I have for you, my pretties? Well, I’m glad you asked.

motd_cover0109 First up is MARK OF THE DEMON by Diana Rowland. This is one seriously amazing book. I think my favorite part is the fantastic sense of place. You can really tell that Ms. Rowland is familiar with her setting; she breathes life into the book. What else is good? Well, the setting, the characters, the writing, the story… oh, and I can’t forget the amazing procedural aspects. If you always wanted to cross a police procedural with paranormal elements, you might just have a book-gasm over this one. Who am I kidding? You probably will anyway. To celebrate her debut, I’m giving away three copies.

trickofthelightcover The next book, which isn’t even out in stores yet, is TRICK OF THE LIGHT by Rob Thurman. This is the first book in a new series, and she’s writing a chick this time. Cool, right? If you like angels, demons and artifacts that could jumpstart the apocalypse, then you want this one. I have two hot and sexy ARCS, waiting for the right readers to give them good homes. Is it you?

skindeep But wait, there’s more! Mark del Franco, author of the Connor Grey series, has got a new one coming out. Laura Blackstone specializes in fey glamours, but is her magic only SKIN DEEP? This is your chance to find out just how awesome this new series is. And best of all — you can totally taunt your friends and family with kung-fu-in-your-face-I-got-an-arc action. I have one copy of this book, and I’ll be scrutinizing your comments for just the right reader.

All of these just have gorgeous cover art, don’t they? Don’t you wish you had one in your hands RIGHT NOW? I can make it happen. I have the magic in my bones.

But first, you have to play with me. (You knew there was a catch, didn’t you? You’ve been here before.)

First, you have to say which one you want. (I know! So hard to choose.) If you want any of the three, then you have to comment three separate times (but not in succession!)

To win MARK OF THE DEMON, you have to tell me what you’d ask a demon for, if you summoned one. But be careful with your wording! Demons are tricksy.

To win TRICK OF THE LIGHT, you have to tell me what kind of artifact you think would trigger the apocalypse.

To win SKIN DEEP, you have to tell me what you’d look like if you could disguise yourself with a fairy glamour.

And like I said, you can try to win any of the three, but you have to answer all of the above in three separate, non-consecutive comments.

Clear? Get going then! You have books to win. Sweet, sweet books. You have 4 days, 21 hours, 42 minutes, and 19 seconds. Why? Because I’m like that.

Winners are posted above. You can continue to comment but it won’t win you any books.

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114 Responses to Summer Heat giveaway

  1. Yvonne says:

    To win MARK OF THE DEMON, you have to tell me what you’d ask a demon for, if you summoned one. But be careful with your wording! Demons are tricksy.

    Hmmm……this could be verra tricky. It would have to depend on the demon, wouldn’t it? And what would you do with said demon after the deed was done? Set him/her loose?

    While sounding like a tempting thought, I don’t know if I would want to summon a demon – unless it would be a “nice” (I just heard my other self laughing at me) demon for company.

  2. Wendy says:

    Ann, you like to torture us, don’t you!! *g*

    Well, I have MotD and it absolutely ROCKS! Soooo, I’ll go with Trick of the Light! (OMG, both sound so good!)

    what kind of artifact you think would trigger the apocalypse.

    A telephone. For real. Everyone in this planet has one and all the radioactive/magnetic frequencies would go a-screwy and next thing you know, we have NO electricity, there’s riots and murders and bam! hellllo, apocalypse!

    I’m just waiting for it.

  3. Yvonne says:

    Personally, I think it would be something ridiculously inocuous that would trigger the apocalypse.

    Something like, say, a shard of pottery. It would blend in with the rest of the shards at a dig and the archaeologists would think it fit with something they saw at the dig, would pack it up (after all appropriate documentation of course), then, once assembling, voila! No match.

    Wouldn’t figure out ’til later (hindsight, like vengeance, kicks major a**) that it heralded the apocalypse.

    • Ann Aguirre says:

      I’m gonna help you out here, Yvonne. See where it says no consecutive comments? I’m posting between your comments to help you out, but the point of that rule is so people come back to the blog over the course of the contest, not post three back to back comments and never return.

      • Yvonne says:

        :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: I did see that – somehow it did not connect to the proper brain cells *slinks back into dark corner*

  4. Yvonne says:

    To win SKIN DEEP, you have to tell me what you’d look like if you could disguise yourself with a fairy glamour.

    No brainer – I would go for deep cover and look like I do. What could be better than hiding in plain sight?

  5. Jackie U says:

    Since I’m a complete Rob Thurman fangirl, I’m going with Trick of Light.

    What kind of artifact would trigger the apocalypse? A remote control. No lie. Not only does EVERYONE fight over them, but if programmed correctly, they have the power to jump start time. (Yes, yes, I sound like Christopher Walken, but it’s true!)

  6. Lori says:

    Trick of the Light sounds utterly awesome. But what would trigger the apocalypse… well, usually it seems any subject about the writing business over on Dear Author :roll:

    However, because I just have a strange sense of the absurd I’d want it to be a teletubby doll.

  7. Donna S says:

    MotD. Before I could really decide what to ask the demon for, I would need to know what kind of demon it is and what he looks like. Then I would want my greatest hearts desire at that time in my life. Hmm tough call but this does sound like a great book.

  8. Hi Anne! I have a feeling that the apocalypse would be triggered by a document of unparalleled evil that’s masquerading as an ancient holy text. All it would take is the right, weak-minded/weak-willed person to get there hands on it.

  9. Hmm . . . maybe I should start proofreading my comments. Not only did I add an “e” to your name, but I can’t even seem to pick the right “their”. What can I say? I had a long day . . .

  10. christy says:

    to win SKIN DEEP.
    first i’ll start with my figgur and go down a pants size or two.then my face,i would give myself a slender face with better cheek bones,my hair i’ll add golden high lights to my already dark blond hair. my skin tone would be a light touched tan that show’s i like being out doors.my eyes would be long lidded,and eye color a moss green.my nose will lose the little bump and slender it a bit. then my lips will be wide but not exactly full but reasonable.and now my hands,would be long and slender like the rest of me.and the exact opposite of the real me. ouch :eek: i just hurt my own feelings.
    *beautiful fingers crossed* :roll:

  11. blodeuedd says:

    You have to tell me what you’d ask a demon for, if you summoned one. But be careful with your wording! Demons are tricksy.

    Oh no, he will so trick me…ok easy question, stupid question so I don’t ruin it-

    I want a book a week, a different book that i have liked to read. Sent to me to appear on my table.

    Ok how will the demon ruin this then, lol

  12. Evan says:

    Attempting winification of Mark of the Demon. What to ask a demon for, eh? Since it is a demon and any material or carnal gains you ask for will be tainted and warped, I would probably just ask if it wants to hang out and chill with me in the mortal realms for a bit, with the pre-condition that no world ending type shenanigans ensue. If it happens to be a nice lady demon, bonus points on top of having a new party/drinking friend. Of course all of this would probably backfire if it turned out to be some sort of three story tall monster with an unquenchable thirst for the blood of innocents and puppies, but those are the sort of risks you have to take.

  13. Wendy says:

    Believe me ladies, if Rhys from MotD showed up at your place, you would want a hell of a lot more, heh. Ooooh, boy. :wink:

  14. Shay J says:

    To win TRICK OF THE LIGHT, you have to tell me what kind of artifact you think would trigger the apocalypse.

    I want Trick of the Light

    I think a mirror would cause the apocalypse. Humanity has the great ability for compassion and for cruelty. As an individual you affect more than you think, but many people, working as one, to fulfill even just one impulse would create a greater chaos than any demon or even Satan could possibly hope to achieve.

    Besides the irony of you being your own downfall is simply too delicious for words.

  15. Ann, thanks a million for hosting this giveaway! I can’t wait to read all of the responses. :)

    I see that a lot of people are answering the demon question with the assumption that these are “evil demons from hell.” Just to help y’all out, I’ll just point out that these are not “from hell” type of demons. They’re not inherently evil, but they are utterly self-serving! So, they’re gonna want to find some way to benefit from your request. :D Hehehehehe

  16. Carmen R says:

    To win MARK OF THE DEMON, you have to tell me what you’d ask a demon for, if you summoned one. But be careful with your wording! Demons are tricksy.

    Well that’s a hard question. I guess I would ask for his or her friendship. That way we both get something out of the deal.

  17. Rob Charron says:

    Hi :)
    Thanks for holding this great contest.
    I’m trying for MARK OF THE DEMON.
    What I’d ask for, if I summoned a demon, would be… “I wish to know the most closely guarded secrets of the United States Government and any pertaining to said government, like the assassination of John F. Kennedy.”
    :)
    Love From Canada
    xoxo

  18. Carmen R says:

    To win TRICK OF THE LIGHT, you have to tell me what kind of artifact you think would trigger the apocalypse

    I think and artifact that would start the apocalypse would be what ever it needed to be depending on the person who found it. It could turn into what ever it needed to , to influence the finder into believing what they are doing is right even if it would end the world.

  19. Carmen R says:

    To win SKIN DEEP, you have to tell me what you’d look like if you could disguise yourself with a fairy glamour.

    I would still want to look like me just do away with the extra pounds, and all the changes that took place on my body after having my son. I think I would want my hair to be straight and my eye color changed to blue. Boring aren’t I?

  20. Terri Q says:

    To win MARK OF THE DEMON, you have to tell me what you’d ask a demon for, if you summoned one. But be careful with your wording! Demons are tricksy.

    Hmmmmm…what to ask for that won’t backfire on me? I think I’d ask for lifelong financial security without anyone having to suffer/die for me to receive the windfall.

  21. oooh Anne your the one who’s tricksy :twisted:

    I would love to win Mark of the Demon! My wish for the Demon: I would want to be able to get free books (of my choice, sent directly to my front door, preferably delivered on release day) for the rest of my life.

  22. Kimberly B. says:

    To win TRICK OF THE LIGHT, you have to tell me what kind of artifact you think would trigger the apocalypse.
    Hi Ann! I’ve loved what I’ve read of Thurman’s writing so far, so I’m going to try for this one! I’m pretty sure a television will bring about the Apocalypse—at least that’s what the voices in my head tell me!

  23. Leslee says:

    I want Trick of the Light by Rob Thurman.

    I have always liked artifacts that were innocent looking (example the Holy Grail in Indiana Jones – all those golden ones and it was really a wooden plain cup!). So I would say a painting by a famous master that was hidden for many years. Then it is discovered in a safe that was owned by the Nazis (since it was seized from a nice Jewish family that was imprisoned at one of the concentration camps. When the painting comes to light, all the rumors about the subject matter is revealed. Some secret from the past that had never been revealed is confirmed (like that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were really married and did have a child) and it throws the world into utter chaos.

    I love these kinds of stories!!

  24. Beverly says:

    To win MofD need to say what I would ask a Demon, if I summoned him.

    Very hard question!!!
    But I would guess I would ask for an understanding his world/nature so I could later use it against him.
    But of course I would make sure that I would be unharmed when in their company.

  25. Chris says:

    Skin Deep: If I could disguise myself with faery glamour, I’d be tall (5’11), long black hair, and amber eyes – basically, much more exotic looking that my boring sturdy blond self.

  26. To win MARK OF THE DEMON, you have to tell me what you’d ask a demon for, if you summoned one. But be careful with your wording! Demons are tricksy.

    Hmm difficult as Demons are most definitely tricksy. So I think I would summon him and ask him to turn his life around and be an angel. The he’d help me out with anything.

  27. Hockeyvampiress says:

    To win MotD I would summon my demon by saying:

    Human born now demon incubus
    Here my plea for eternal love
    Come to me as one of us
    Make love to me with the stars above…..

  28. Chris says:

    Trick of the Light: Hmm. What sort of artifact would trigger the apocalypse… Hmm. Probably a very, very old and mystical book.

  29. Hockeyvampiress says:

    Trick of the Light

    what sort of artifact would trigger the apocolypse….
    an ancient carved ebony dildo…. LOL

  30. CrystalGB says:

    To win Trick of the Light, you have to tell me what kind of artifact would trigger an apocalypse:
    I think it would be a piece of pottery with ancient writing that when translated would trigger the apocalypse.

  31. CrystalGB says:

    To win SKIN DEEP, you have to tell me what you’d look like if you could disguise yourself with a fairy glamour.

    I would be thin, toned with blond hair, vibrant blue eyes, and be dressed to kill. :smile:

  32. Hockeyvampiress says:

    To win Skin Deep I would glamour myself to be a tall statuesque brunette with coppery highlights. Long legs and a slim waist and perfect eyesight….

  33. Katie says:

    I’d try for Mark of the Demon. AS for what I would ask for…hummmmmmm…to be able to travel through time and see every Duran Duran live show they have ever played.

    Dude. I need serious help.

    Thanks, Ann!

  34. blodeuedd says:

    TRICK OF THE LIGHT by Rob Thurman.
    you have to tell me what kind of artifact you think would trigger the apocalypse.

    hm, some kind pf pandora’s box. Every plague and suffering out there at the same time. Scary

    (Oh and I did answer the question of Mark of the demon higher up, and had the question there, but never said what book it was…)

  35. Paula says:

    I’d love to read MARK OF THE DEMON, but honestly, I’m way too cautious to summon a demon, much less asking one for something!

  36. Jackie U says:

    To win MARK OF THE DEMON, you have to tell me what you’d ask a demon for, if you summoned one. But be careful with your wording! Demons are tricksy.

    I would want one wish for every day of my life with certain caveats: no killing, maiming, or otherwise harming me to lessen the days of my life; take my wishes as is, leaving no room for interpretation; no allowing anyone else to kill, maim, or otherwise harm me to lessen the days of my life.

    I probably left a huge loophole, didn’t I?

  37. Yasmin says:

    Trick of the Light. I’m going with something bland and everyday. Nothing flashy that people would want to steal. Something that would be easy to pass down from generation to generation. Like a plain pendant or dull ceramic vase. It would be like a dooms day button when activated. That’s some powerful magic.

    Unless we’re going science and it’s a new invention. Like a microwave on crack.

  38. Shay J says:

    To win SKIN DEEP, you have to tell me what you’d look like if you could disguise yourself with a fairy glamour.

    Since I’ve spent my entire life as a chick and I figure a glamour can be a magnificent tool to learn something about whatever, I’d be pretty bland and nondescript. The type that people don’t mind gossiping around because you’re that boring.

    Seems like it would be fun because you’d see a mighty cross section of life and generally hear random things. Besides, have you never kinda heard the tail end of what was probably a magnificent and weird conversation and you are just dying to know “what the deuce was that all about?”. That except on this larger scale.

  39. Paula says:

    To win TRICK OF THE LIGHT…

    The world as we know it will probably end because of a computer, so in the end, it’s all our own fault.

  40. Lexie says:

    To win Mark of the Demon…hmmm…

    As a character once said “the pleasure of hearing that all of my enemies have died in terrible, highly improbable accidents that cannot be connected to me”

    Not too many ways to take that the wrong way.

  41. Jocelyn says:

    I want all of these! I love the answers to this contest, too – you have some creative readers. Here’s my first entry:

    “To win MARK OF THE DEMON, you have to tell me what you’d ask a demon for, if you summoned one. But be careful with your wording! Demons are tricksy.”

    I’m used to tricksy wording – my husband likes to do what I say and not what I mean.

    If I could summon a demon and have anything I asked for, I would ask “please give me 4 additional hours in every day, which I can use however I like, without any other person knowing and no other human life being affected by my extra time. Also, without me aging during those stolen hours.” If I had that extra time to sleep or write or excersize, I would be so happy.

    I’d ask for 5 million dollars in newly minted nonsequential unmarked bills, but I can’t think where that would come from without being missed, and without someone getting in terrible trouble over it.

  42. Ilona says:

    Nothing like making life difficult Ann. All three books sound great.
    So what would I ask a demon if I summoned him? Given my memory I probably wouldn’t remember what the question was by the time he appeared – especially if he was a hot , good looking one :D

  43. Paula says:

    No surprise that I’d love to read also SKIN DEEP. Can fairy glamour be used for invisibility? Another way to a good disguise would be changing how old you look. But in the end, I’d probably make myself look just ordinary. With a killer pair of legs.

  44. Paula says:

    Sorry, the part about “just ordinary” didn’t make much sense. I think I was just distracted thinking about having longer legs. *lol* I meant to communicate that I agree with others that the best disguise is not standing out.

  45. Ilona says:

    The only artifact that can cause an apocalypse has to be a book – I have never known two people to agree completely about a book so how could a whole world?

  46. Ann Aguirre says:

    Wow, great response! It hasn’t even been 24 hours yet.

    Just to remind you, this contest will have SIX winners.

    3 copies of MotD
    2 copies of TotL
    1 copy of SD

    How awesome is that?!

  47. EmmaD says:

    Let me know if this contest isn’t for people overseas :) I’m going to try and enter for all three as they all sound wonderful.
    First go :cool:

    To win MARK OF THE DEMON, you have to tell me what you’d ask a demon for, if you summoned one. But be careful with your wording! Demons are tricksy.

    Completely heal the old injury suffered by my horse (Power Cut) in his off fore fetlock. There is to be no impact to him in any other way and he must be completely healed and able to perform to the highest level needed. His temperment and attitude are not to be altered and the only thing to be done is healing to the off fore fetlock and the tendons/ligaments attached to this area.

  48. EmmaD says:

    lol thanks I think :smile: He’s my baby and wanted to be really specific.

    Hmm since this is non sequntial think I can put in a second one :wink:

    To win TRICK OF THE LIGHT, you have to tell me what kind of artifact you think would trigger the apocalypse.

    This has to be something not commonly used but innocent in appearance with consequences that are not easily forseen.

    Hmm really struggled a bit with this but decided on a Time Capsule
    :eek:

    When opened in the future time the impact of the contents triggers the apocalypse.

  49. Sara M says:

    To win TRICK OF THE LIGHT, you have to tell me what kind of artifact you think would trigger the apocalypse.

    I think an apocalypse would be triggered by something technical, like an iPod or something. I think our generation is so obsessed with technology that it would slmost be like poetic justice for these everyday electronics we take for granted to end the world.

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  51. EmmaD says:

    Oh another comment I can go for the whole three now :twisted:

    To win SKIN DEEP, you have to tell me what you’d look like if you could disguise yourself with a fairy glamour.

    Subtle difference are the go :)
    I’d loose say 10kg, change my skin tone from the white with freckles it currently is to a lightly tanned skin with no freckles. Hair colour would go from strawberry blonde/auburn to deep dark brown. Eye colour to change from gray/blue to Green/hazel.
    In the loosing 10kg part my um breasts will appear alot smaller. This will alter the ah attention seeking part of me hehe.

  52. Juushika says:

    I’ll throw my hat into the ring, mostly because this is such a fun contest. ^_^

    The one that most catches my eye is Skin Deep. Given the ability to bewitch my appearance, I don’t think I’d stop at just one look. I’d love to make myself totally average and unremarkable: moderate height, moderate weight, mousy-brown hair, forgettable features, that I could wander freely in the safety of social invisibility. But I’d also love to pander to vanity and fancy: tall, fey, wild curly hair, large eyes, long fingers, a startling, alien, unforgettable sort of beauty.

    Good luck with the contest!

  53. cass237 says:

    To win TRICK OF THE LIGHT, you have to tell me what kind of artifact you think would trigger the apocalypse.

    What else could trigger the apocalypse than the Energiser Bunny? Seriously, dudettes, that thing is eeeevil. It just keeps going and going and going…you can’t tell me that’s not denzien of Hell possession right there. But…what happens if it stops? And, I fear, that day is coming soon.

  54. Juushika says:

    And for Mark of the Demon (because, wow, that is a beautiful cover):

    I’d ask the summoned demon for a familiar–an animal companion, presumably not a demon herself but magically intelligent and communicative, to be a companion and an aid. Conscripting a demon into service is dangerous–perhaps requesting a familiar’s help is no safer, but it’s a risk I’d be willing to take because the benefits I think would be worth it, and my life is flexible enough to permit a bit of difficulty.

  55. Terri Q says:

    To win SKIN DEEP, you have to tell me what you’d look like if you could disguise yourself with a fairy glamour.

    If I could disguise myself with fairy glamour, I would be like to have the gorgeous, curly hair I’ve lusted for my entire life! Only another woman with totally straight hair can feel my pain! And while we’re at it, would also be a perfect size 8 (no need to be greedy).

  56. ZhyeGoatt says:

    This entry is for Trick of the Light. Since I absolutely love the Cal Leandros series I’ve got to give the new series a try too.

    I think the Arc of the Covenant could cause the apocalypse. Right now it’s rumored to be in a small, guarded church in Ethiopia and no one’s allowed near it except the guardians. If it’s opened and nothing’s in it the church will call it a hoax, but what if some warlord or cult group get their hands on it and there is something to it?

  57. Virginia Hendricks says:

    Trick of the Light.

    Hmmm. An artifact that would cause the apocalypse. I’m think a jewel of some type that has magical powers. The angels would need to protect it from the demons, who naturally would want to start the apocalypse.

  58. Caffey says:

    Hi Anna! I haven’t been on the computer long these last few days/weeks. The heat is hard for me!

    I’d love to play for MARK OF THE DEMON. Mmm, I’d love to ask the demon, and carefully to, that I know he may not want touch so I’ll ask him if I can look into his eyes!

  59. Virginia Hendricks says:

    Skin deep.

    What I would look like? That’s easy. Tall, willowy, red long hair, sexy, with a grace and confidence in my stride. :)

  60. Sara M says:

    To win SKIN DEEP, you have to tell me what you’d look like if you could disguise yourself with a fairy glamour.

    I would love to disguise myself as a guy. I’d love to run around for a day or two and see how differently I’m treated as the opposite sex.

    • Dave says:

      I have wondered at times what it would be like to live as a female for a day. It would be interesting to swap with a girl and disquise ourselves as each other for a day.

  61. Ilona says:

    Took me some time to decide on what I would use fairy glamour for and decide I wouldn’t bother as I like myself just the way I am.

    But as a disguise I would probably go for an animal (most likely a dog) because most people don’t really take any notice of what they say and do in front of them.

  62. Kimberly B. says:

    I’m back to try for another!
    To win SKIN DEEP, you have to tell me what you’d look like if you could disguise yourself with a fairy glamour.
    Well, the obvious choice would be to make myself more beautiful, lose weight etc., but really I’d get more satisfaction out of doing that myself. So I think I’d like to make myself taller and more intimidating. Sometimes I get scared on the bus or in scary parts of town, and it would great to be able to make myself look like the sort of person whom people left alone, not all the time, but when I needed it.

  63. Sara M says:

    To win MARK OF THE DEMON, you have to tell me what you’d ask a demon for, if you summoned one. But be careful with your wording! Demons are tricksy.

    I would ask for financial security. I would set specifications that inflation and unemployment would have to be taken into account. I would also clearly define my personal definition of financial security, which is to just have enough savings to live comfortably (I would define that too, lol) and be able to take care of emergencies.

  64. Katee R says:

    TRICK OF THE LIGHT –

    What object would bring about the end of the world? I always thought it would have to do with the crystal skulls. Creepy things, aren’t they, and very mysterious. They’re probably magical triggers and once all of them are found, the world will explode (or something). Trick is … who knows how many there are in existance?

  65. blodeuedd says:

    To win SKIN DEEP, you have to tell me what you’d look like if you could disguise yourself with a fairy glamour.

    Hm, what should i do, oh I always wanted black hair, and green eyes, and then I had to see to that I fitted the hair too. Right now i would just look goth, too pale.
    And a prettier nose, it’s alright, but just that one, lol….and fairy wings wohoo and pointy ears. I will so standout

  66. Donna S says:

    Trick of the Light –

    An artifact that would trigger the apocalypse would be something that is not obvious in any way. But it would be greatly desired but all who crave power. It could and possibly might be something as simple as a pen.

  67. Lori T says:

    I would love to win Mark of the Demon.

    If I were to summon a demon…which I am not sure that I would do, because let me be totally honest with you…things like never seem to work out the way they are supposed to and then combine that with my wonderful luck…things are not looking good for me.

    I would request a long healthy lives for not only myself but my family.

  68. If I could disguise myself with fairy glamour,
    I would make myself look like an unassuming, middle-aged, balding, chubby man. If I really need the disguise I might as well look like the complete opposite of me.

  69. Llehn says:

    To win MARK OF THE DEMON, you have to tell me what you’d ask a demon for, if you summoned one. But be careful with your wording! Demons are tricksy.

    I would word it so that someone else will take over the housework from me for the rest of my life!!

  70. Jamie says:

    To win Trick of the Light I would say the artifact is a beautiful amethyst shaped as a circle on a silver serpent staff. I am not sure why their is just something magical about silver and amethyst..lol.

  71. Miranda says:

    I’m a sucker for new paranormal/urban fantasy series! So, to win Trick of the Light I theorize a hybrid (or ancient/long-extinct) seed of some sort would herald the apocalypse. Something about the human race only getting allowed so much slack with playing God before there is retribution…http://www.annaguirre.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

  72. Pamk says:

    I would love to win Trick of the Light and my theory is what artifact that would herald in the apocalypse is a new paranormal book and could be found in any town in any bookstore in the US. Just takes the right person to read it and voila there you go.

  73. SMD says:

    I’d like to win Mark of the Demon.

    What would I ask for? I’d just ask him to be my friend, without any tricksy business, period. Just good old buddies who like to hang out and watch TV and go to the water park.

  74. Pamk says:

    To win Skin Deep I would us fairy glamour to make be me 90 lbs lighter 20 yrs younger with NO grey hair. and I’d loose my glasses.

  75. Jo says:

    I’d like to enter for Mark of the Demon please!

    If I was to summon a demon, I would ask it just to have a chat. Find out what it’s like in hell, what they do for fun, to relax, what makes a day really stressful. I think it could be interesting! :)

  76. Jacqueline L. says:

    To win TRICK OF THE LIGHT, you have to tell me what kind of artifact you think would trigger the apocalypse.

    I think an old piece of broccoflower will trigger the apocalypse. I’ve always been weirded out by that odd green coloured cauliflower thing. As the invention of it hasn’t triggered the apocalypse, perhaps an old piece of it will. That or a forgotten head of Romanesco broccoli. The wonderful fractal patterning is probably hiding something sinister. :grin:

  77. Katie says:

    “Trick of Light” sounds pretty good. So what do I think would trigger the apocolypse? It has to be a computer. Someone is going to type the wrong thing on one of them and – BOOM! We are all dead. You know thinking aobut it. It might be my computer. Damn thing is possessed.

    Thanks!

  78. Jacqueline L. says:

    To win SKIN DEEP, you have to tell me what you’d look like if you could disguise yourself with a fairy glamour.

    I’d probably get the fairy glamour to even out my tan. I think I’m starting to get a farmer’s tan from playing softball. Oh heck, while I’m at it, I’d give my hair more body. And maybe I’d glamour up a tattoo or two since I’ve always wanted one but I’m much to fickle to pick one I’d want to sport forever.

  79. ZhyeGoatt says:

    Skin Deep is my second choice. It’s really a toss up since I love what I’ve read by both Rob Thurman and Mark Del Franco.

    Hehe, my fairy glamour would be to look like one of those japanese visual kei artists. Yay, androgyny!

  80. Jamie says:

    I would like Mark of the Demon and if I summoned a Demon I would ask for help with a long healthy life if he could help me out!! Our if he is cute who knows..lol

  81. Jackie U says:

    To win SKIN DEEP, you have to tell me what you’d look like if you could disguise yourself with a fairy glamour.

    I’d be a cat. Probably a Siamese because they’re slim and sleek (unless you teach them to open the fridge then you’ve just thrown slim right out the window). No one pays much attention to cats, so I’d be able to go wherever I wanted to without a lot of fuss.

  82. Ann Aguirre says:

    Dang, I think we might well hit 100 entries before Friday.

  83. Miranda says:

    To win Mark of the Demon I would ask for happiness.

    Sounds sappy, but that is what I strive for now… and I couldn’t be happy if people around me weren’t… but there is probably a catch here somewhere.

    Maybe happiness would just be blah if there was no sadness to balance it out – Naw!

  84. Cindy B says:

    hey =) I’d love to sign up for Mark of the Demon please =)
    Now the tricky part…. I think I would ask him to grant me the ability to shapeshift as I want. I would love to just shapeshift when I wake up in the morning and not have to bother with clothing and make-up. I’d also save money on cloths! Now the price to pay… I have no idea what it could be

  85. Sapphiredragon says:

    To win MARK OF THE DEMON, you have to tell me what you’d ask a demon for, if you summoned one.

    I love to travel, not that I’ve ever had a chance to go anywhere really far yet – LOL, so I would ask to be completely fluent in any spoken, written, or dead language in existence, with perfect comprehension and pronunciation in an instant. This would pertain to all my spoken and written communications.

  86. ZhyeGoatt says:

    My last entry is for Mark of the Demon. Who isn’t always looking for a new author to fall in love with?

    I’d ask the demon to return from whence he came and forget he ever met me. No good can ever come of a wish granted by a demon.

  87. Roberta Harwell says:

    To win Trick Of The Light, tell me what kind of artifact you think would trigger the apocalypse?

    I’d have to go with a laptop. I’ll that information in one spot. Why could it trigger the apocalypse. Have a great day.

  88. Vickie B says:

    To win Trick Of The Light, tell me what kind of artifact you think would trigger the apocalypse?

    cellphone….while someone is driving, he/she is going to get distracted by a goat crossing the road and run into the ditch at just the right tear in the space canvas….the car will run through said tear and into the land of the pissed off demons. Their demon king will begin the apocalypse, he is that tired of people running off the road and into his bathroom.

  89. Roberta Harwell says:

    To win Mark Of The Demon, what you’d as a demon for?

    I’d ask the demon for chaos since nothing they goes right maybe it would back fire and we’d have peace on earth. Wouldn’t that me great. Have a wonderful day.

  90. Llehn says:

    To win SKIN DEEP, you have to tell me what you’d look like if you could disguise yourself with a fairy glamour.

    I think I’d disguise myself as one of Neil Gaiman’s children and get to read his next manuscript way before it hits the bookstores!

  91. Roberta Harwell says:

    To win Skin Deep, what you’d look like if you could disguise yourself with a fairy glamour?

    I’d be 100 lbs lighter, contacts, and Reba red hair. Have a great day.

  92. Nozomi says:

    MARK OF THE DEMON… What would I ask a demon? I don’t know, it depends on how strong the demon is. I think I would ask him to take me places to see dead loved ones. I know, it’s probably not the best thing to ask a demon, as he’ll probably torture me with the information somehow…

  93. Pamk says:

    To win mark of the demon I would ask the demon $100,000.00 in small unmarked nonsequential bills taken from some drug kingpin who’d think one of his goons had stolen it from him and that it could never be traced back to me or mine. And that the irs could never catch on. Wouldn’t want to go to jail for tax evasion cause I don’t think the IRS would believe the demon story lol. And then I’d release the demon with all memory of his summoning and me wiped clean.I think i’ve covered all my bases but with a demon you can’t be too sure.

  94. Nozomi says:

    TRICK OF THE LIGHT…an artifact to trigger an apocalyspe. I think a single banned book with huge “dangerous” ideas placed in the hands of smart but desperate people would trigger some kind of apocalypse. People would start thinking about better situations and rebel, all because of the ideas in the book. I was going to say computer, but I’ve been influenced by Terminator:SCC, which I’ve been watching episodes of back to back recently. xD

  95. Llehn says:

    To win Trick Of The Light, tell me what kind of artifact you think would trigger the apocalypse?

    Cigarettes. It’s guaranteed to kill you!

  96. Nozomi says:

    And lastly, SKIN DEEP…if I were to glamour myself, I’d probably just glamour make up and hair in the morning without having to do anything myself. xD I’m pretty lazy. I’d have the perfect make-up. I’d probably dress myself up from different decades–the 50s, the 60s, the 70s. And genuine looks, not the Halloween-type kind. I’d also give myself tattoos.

  97. -V- says:

    To win SKIN DEEP, you have to tell me what you’d look like if you could disguise yourself with a fairy glamour.

    I would be back to my pre-having Lady K size, I wouldn’t have to wear glasses (let alone bifocals), I’d have my tiger tattoo on my left shoulder. I’d never have to go for a waxing ever again.

  98. Christine says:

    Ah, I pick Mark of the Demon. And I would ask the Demon, “Mr. Demon, if you would be so kind as to allow me to go back in time in my present form for 30 minutes in July when I was 5 to spend some time in my back yard enjoying the sunshine and the flowers, before everything changed. Then I get to come back to now, without damage, without changing the past or the present or the future. Just for that moment. And I don’t get to meet myself or any family members, either.” Sounds silly, but it would be nice.

  99. Michelle says:

    Great contest, Ann! Each of the titles look great, but I will go for Mark of the Demon. Hmmm, now for what I would ask for….I would ask for the ability to go back in time to a point of my choice and keep the memories I have today – of course one caveat would be that I would have the ability to return to my current reality at will. I just think it would be fun to redo certain past decisions and see what happens! :-)

    Michelle (AntinMitchfield)

    • Michelle says:

      ok this is funny, the person above me wrote something similar :-) I was watching the press conference for MJ’s death and got distracted…

      Michelle

  100. Catie says:

    Going for SKIN DEEP.

    I would disguise myself as a female version of James Dean. I’d be brooding, mysterious, and too pretty for my own good. And I’d smoke unfiltered cigarettes and drive too fast.

  101. Lori T says:

    To win Trick of the Light…I think that computers could definitely trigger apocalypse. Just about everyone uses them.

  102. Dottie says:

    To win TRICK OF THE LIGHT, you have to tell me what kind of artifact you think would trigger the apocalypse.

    Hmmm…I’m going to go with something mundane, something that no one would suspect of being evil. Only the possessors know the true origin.

    I’m going to go with a cursed ring, passed from generation to generation of keepers. As long as the wearer remains true of heart, the evil remains cursed into the ring. If the wearer is seduce by the darkness or if the wearer is parted from the ring and it falls into the hands of darkness, the apocalypse could be unleash with the curse repeated backward.

    Excellent contest!!

    Dottie :)

  103. I’d like Mark of a Demon.

    I would ask for all the trappings of physical beauty, great wealth, youth, health for myself and my loved ones. I know this will likely backfire, but it would be fun while it lasted!

    gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

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