Ultimate Skin Exposure

Skin Game This is it, the last week leading up to the release of SKIN GAME, and I need your help to launch it in a big way. How can you do this?

(1) Twitter about the book. Not random “buy it!” spam. Mention what you liked about it in 140 characters or less. If you haven’t read it, say why you want to read it. Use the #SkinGame hash tag so people can find what you have to say about the book. Talk about it with people you follow. Be my buzz-leaders!

(2) Post the cover on your blog, MySpace or Facebook page, along with the blurb.

(3) Tell people about the book by whatever means you feel comfortable. I’m not asking you to send mass mails. Please don’t! But if you have friends and family who might enjoy it, tell them about SKIN GAME and what day it comes out. (It’s November 3.)

(4) The book may start appearing in stores this week; I know Rosie bought a copy at Borders already! That being true, make a field trip to your local bookstore and take a picture. Either email it to me or upload it and send me the link. I’ll also want to know where you found it (what town, state and where in the bookstore).

This contest starts today. Each of the above is worth one entry. Once you’ve done something on the list, post a comment saying you have. That will let me track better. You don’t have to comment each time you Twitter, though you can if you want.

resized_nook What’s in it for you? Well, one lucky winner will receive a B&N Nook. That’s right. I’ll preorder it for you. When the ship date comes around, it will arrive in your mailbox.

Runners up will receive:

A $50 gift certificate to Buy.com, where you can get whatever you want
A $25 gift certificate to the bookstore of your choice
A signed copy of Chris Marie Green’s A DROP OF RED
A signed copy of Patricia Briggs’s BONE CROSSED
An ARC of Kylie Brant’s WAKING THE DEAD

If you want the Nook or any of these other awesome prizes, you need to hit the streets (and the internet) and create me some massive buzz this final week. I’m counting on you guys to help me rock it!

Contest ends Tuesday, November 3 – winners announced same day

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107 Responses to Ultimate Skin Exposure

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  2. katiebabs says:

    Every time I see the word Nook, I want to pet it! LOL

  3. TDF Pamela says:

    Great contest, Ann!

    I just blogged about the book here: http://www.thediscriminatingfangirl.com/2009/10/26/upcoming-book-skin-game-by-ava-gray/

    I am really looking forward to reading it!

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  5. Lynette says:

    I just twittered about why I want a copy of Skin Game. Even if I don’t get a nook – which I love cause I haven’t been able to afford an ereader, can I get a copy of the book? :twisted:

  6. Bella says:

    Ann, I am dying to read this! I am going to stalk my local bookstores until I find it! Happy almost-release-day!


    I posted it to FB here:

  7. Katie says:

    I haven’t read the book yet, but I did tweet about it!

    Hopefully, I can get one of the other options later this week when I have more time in the evenings.

  8. :lol:
    I have posted on my blog about your book…. I can not believe this contest

    Count Me In!!!!

  9. amanda says:

    Awesome contest! Tweeted and spread the word!

  10. Tweeting regularly. Wow, the excerpt is hot, can’t wait to read SKIN GAME!

    Take care,
    Jessica Rosen

  11. Hi Ann,
    I sent you an email inviting you to be a guest on my blog to feature Skin Game couple of days ago. Let me know if you are interested.


  12. limecello says:

    Awesome contest, Ann! And congratulations on the new release! I can’t wait until next week – when I have some time to hit the bookstores!

  13. Deidre says:

    I twittered @ddurance.


  14. Shay J says:

    I’ve blogged about it on Yuku here:


    And on LJ here:


    This book sounds so intriguing! I cannot wait!

  15. I’ve blogged about Skin Game here , and I’ve tweeted about it like a mad woman (I loved it!). What I’m saying is I’ve pimped your book Ann, I’ve.pimped.your.book! :grin:

  16. Paula says:

    Told about it to my librarian sister and planning to mention it to a couple of bookworm friends, too.

    (If you pick my name for the Nook, please draw again.)

  17. Beleth says:

    Nice contest :D! I would love to read this book. I’ve tweeted about it (@beleth22).

  18. Caitlin Usignol says:

    Congrats on the new release. I posted on twitter @cait045. Can’t wait to get my hands on this book.

  19. Bella says:

    I tweeted here http://bit.ly/2MjH2v

    OMG Ann, I cannot WAIT for this book!!!


  20. JaimeK says:

    I cannot wait!! Blogged on myspace….

    Great contest! Just finished Doubleblind..we gotta talk about these endings…they are killing me. =]

  21. Shay J says:

    This is a great contest! Can’t wait for the book!

    My Yuku blog:


    My Livejournal:


  22. Lauren says:

    Posted comments about it on both Face book and on my Deviant Art page here http://lamorte1313.deviantart.com/journal/

    Also, does a link to the cover art work as opposed to the art itself?

  23. Michele Lee says:

    :) I blogged about it and then Tweeted the blog link & a teaser (and @ed you so you should see it) and my MySpace and Facebook status are updated through Twitter, so I killed a lot of birds with one stone.

    I hope your readers enjoy it, Ann. It’s a rockin’ book!

  24. Carol Thompson says:

    Hi Ann,

    I am reading Wanderlust at the moment and when people have asked me about it, I have told them about Skin Game.

    Don’t know if that will convince them to look for the book and buy, but it is the best I can do

  25. TJ says:

    I posted it on my blog awhile back (http://www.bookloveaffair.com/2009/09/review-ava-gray.html), Shelfari, GreatReads, LibraryThing–and you can bet that I’ll be one of the first on Amazon. ;)

    So, since I’ve exhausted online possibilities, I’m working on the word-of-mouth.

  26. erin says:

    I have told everyone I know about your books and I can’t wait until Skin Game! I’m intentionally tech backwards so no twitter, facespace or blogs… just gushing word of mouth that have scared some people into avoiding me for a short time… hmmmm…anyway :lol:

  27. Riles says:

    Just tweeted about it @JacksonWI.


  28. Caitlin says:

    I tweeted: http://twitter.com/josef195

    I blogged (?): http://www.bookreadertimes.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=general&action=display&thread=629&page=1#5369

    I have been bugging book friends about this for months now. ^^;; Those I’ve talked to (bugged) and myself are just itching to read it. We cannot wait~! ;)

    Thanks a bunch for hosting such a great contest!

  29. jennifer mathis says:

    so i tweeted about it


  30. Mitz says:

    Awesome contest Ann, I wish you all the luck with the sales of this book. It sounds amazing, I will be getting a copy as soon as I find it is out. I will be checking local stores right away.
    I have blogged this for you at http://paranormalbooklovers.blogspot.com

    [email protected] :lol:

  31. Mitz says:

    Ann Awesome contest this book sounds amazing. I will be looking for it myself and I have posted it for you at http://paranormalbooklovers.blogspot.com

    Good Luck!!!!

    [email protected]

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  33. Nan says:

    I e-mailed some friends about it!

  34. Liz says:

    Can’t wait to read this book. Told my neighbor who also loves your other books an would like to read this one.

  35. abitnerdy says:

    :twisted: told my best friend and a fellow book nerds about the book, word of mouth is one of the best ways to get a book attention I’d say :) Hopeful to see it at the bookstore tomorrow when I stop by :)

  36. D Bates says:

    I tweeted about it, here is the link

  37. D Bates says:

    I sent e-mails to my family that i thought would like this book! :lol:

  38. D Bates says:

    tweeted a couple more times!!
    @rdanielbates :mrgreen:

  39. Hi Ann,
    I blogged about this book on my blog. You can find it here:

    I also emailed my sister, and several of my friends who love to read romance that we should all read it together, because I for one can’t wait to read it!

  40. I am so excited for you~! I just read a review about the “Nook” and it is fantastic~! I tweeted about your new release “Skin Game” here :grin:
    Now sell a million copies ok

  41. I just blogged about your new release but instead of posting a blurb with the picture I posted Chapter One with the picture. I thought this would be more effective

  42. Decided to tweet again because new tweeters just popped on late and couldn’t see last tweet

  43. Posted on my Facebook wall with link to your blurb. The book cover alone will get their attention I’m sure~!

  44. maered says:

    I’m not really technologically savvy, so I don’t have facebook, twitter etc. But I have told everyone I know who loves reading about this awesome release. Friends and family. :grin:

  45. D Bates says:

    told some people in my english class about the book, a couple of them said they would check it out

  46. sheere says:

    Is this international? If yes enter me :wink:

    +1 Send some emails to the rest of my family!

    +1 tweeted

    [email protected]

  47. Lauren says:

    I’m not sure if this counts but I’ve been trying to talk my friends into going to Barns and Noble with me to look for it. Also, what is an ARC?

  48. Fallon says:

    What an awesome contest! I senta tweet for you http://twitter.com/FallonBlake

  49. the book girl says:

    I voted for you on BBB! Having read an ARC of Skin Game that I won on Dear Author I know just how amazing the book is!! Will tweet about it soon!

  50. Barbara Elness says:

    I voted for you on BBB, I was the second comment. Gotta support one of my fav authors.

  51. the book girl says:

    I posted the cover/blurb on my blog: http://thebookgirl.net/2009/11/02/skin-game-by-ava-gray/

  52. Calliope says:

    Voted for this book at BBB.
    Twittered about it.
    Told my friends.

    Can’t wait!

  53. RKCharron says:

    Hi Ann :)
    I forgot to leave a comment.
    I blogged about SKIN GAME:
    Love & Best Wishes,

  54. Julia S. says:

    (1) I twittered about the book! http://short.to/vqgx

    (2) I blogged it: http://short.to/vqh9

    (3) I e-mailed some of my fellow readers that I trade books with! (There are 8 that I e-mailed)

  55. Robin Wright says:

    Hiya Ann!
    I voted for Skin Game On BittenByBooks

    Posted about it on Facebook

    Tweeted! http://twitter.com/Jhaea/statuses/5371775211

    happy Day!

  56. Joy says:

    I just sent a tweet and voted!

  57. Shay J says:

    I sent an email to 2 friends.

  58. Leslee says:

    I voted! :)

  59. Bella says:

    I tweeted and tweeted ;-)

    I sent you the picture from Borders @ 57th St/Park in NYC

    I VOTED at Bitten By Books.

    Go ANN!! (Ava :-) )

  60. abitnerdy says:

    tweetted to all my lovely friends

    and am following you as @abitnerdy :O)

  61. abitnerdy says:

    hhehe also posted the cover on my FB but idk how to show u :(

  62. D Bates says:

    i just got back from Barnes and Noble(hurst texas) and they did not have it out yet, the lady at the help desk said tomorrow. I went by wal-mart(all so in hurst Texas), and they did not have it.

  63. D Bates says:

    sent out another e-mail telling people all about the book! I missed some people the first time, but now they have the info about it.

  64. limecello says:

    Erm… I didn’t save my twitter status[es] where I use the #SkinGame hash tag – but I’ve done it a few times, and also I voted for Skin Game at Bitten by Books :D

  65. the book girl says:

    I sent an email to my mom’s group that is full of avid readers!

  66. Halle says:

    I talked about this at my book club today, it looks an awesome book and i can’t wait to discuss it more after we have read it!

  67. jaymzangel says:

    tweeted the Skin Game love, can’t wait to read it!

  68. Sonya Allstun says:

    I followed you on twitter username blueeyeleo


  69. Sonya Allstun says:

    told my mother and sister about this coming out they cant wait to read it

  70. Sonya Allstun says:

    I looked at my local walmart (only book store close to me ) and they didnt have it yet (dexter,missouri)

  71. Shell Bryce says:

    Wow how did I miss this… oh yeah being computer deprived for almost 2 weeks…. sucks to be me…. but I want Skin Game and some Nookie…. are they not one and the same? LOL

    blogged about the contest


    Thanks again Shell

  72. gwen hayes says:

    I posted about your release on Romance Divas

    and am about to hashtag you on twitter.

    Happy Almost Release Day

  73. QLady48 says:

    Tweeted once @twitter.com/QLady48.
    Voted once on Bitten By Books
    Sent one e-mail to reader friend
    Please enter me!! This looks good!! Thanks, Sue