The Big Mortal Danger Contest

It’s almost release time for MORTAL DANGER, the first book in my new YA trilogy about bullies, beauty, prep school, and revenge. In case you haven’t seen it yet, the cover is absolutely amazing.

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I love the infinity symbol. In honor of the release of MORTAL DANGER (coming 8/5/14), I’m doing an Infinity Symbol Scavenger Hunt for the entire month of July.  Your mission will be to find and capture (take a picture of) any infinity symbols you can find or create.  The more creative you get, the more points you will earn.  Here’s an example of one I found in Vancouver, Canada.

Mortal Danger Scavenger Hunt 

I need your help in spreading the word about the scavenger hunt and the release of MORTAL DANGER. It will help if you include links, ie show us what you’re doing in comments. Here’s what I’m talking about:

  • Create your own infinity symbol art +2
  • Tweet your pic of an infinity symbol with #MortalDanger +2
  • Facebook wall post +2
  • Blog about Mortal Danger & the Infinity Symbol Scavenger Hunt +3
  • Pre-Order Mortal Danger +5
  • Pre-Order Mortal Danger as a gift for a friend +5
  • Random, acceptable non-spammy idea on the part of the street team member (# entries negotiable). Like renting a billboard and painting a replica of the cover on it. I’d give 100 for that. Heh. And any creative idea you come up with, I’ll handle on a case-by-case basis, and assign a number of entries at that time.

That said, I don’t support or authorize spamming. Tweeting it 40 times a day doesn’t earn you 80 entries. That will only annoy people, not make them interested in the book. So there is a CAP on tweet entries. No more than five tweet entries, over the course of the month, will be accepted, and those should be spaced out, not done on the same day. It’s up to you to track your entries and follow the rules, and we’re operating on the honor system. However, I will look at the winners’ social media footprint, so if you claim to have done something online to spread the word, there should be a record of it. Anyone who enters this contest and spams up the internet will be disqualified and permanently banned from all of my contests going forward. I want to get the word out, not bother anyone.

Which brings me to my next point. You’re competing to win a chance to fly to one of my tour locations and hang out with me. (Or, you can choose to win a laptop if you hate to travel and don’t want to come see me.) This isn’t a random drawing; the hardest working person will walk away with the grand prize. But so that everyone doesn’t work their butts off in vain, only to be outdone by someone who has an uncle who runs a skywriting business, there will also be random winners. So let me list the loot below:

Grand prize: laptop, or a trip to meet me on tour (value not to exceed $800, would include round trip airfare & 1 night at a hotel)

The second hardest-working entrant can earn:

  • Manuscript Critique from Liz Szabla (one-read, general notes & comments on marketability, no guarantee to publish)

Random prizes:

  • Skype visit with me
  • Branded flash drive containing my backlist
  • Original limited edition “Mortal Danger” as movie poster
  • Mirror compact with infinity symbol & my brand
  • Infinity symbol necklace
  • Signed books from me & other Fierce Read authors

Is this giveaway international? Yes. However, if you win the Grand Prize and you live outside the US, or if the trip would otherwise surpass $800, joining me on tour won’t be possible. In that case, you’ll receive the laptop.  All the other prizes can be mailed internationally.

This contest runs until July 31st.  By August 12th, I’ll pick the winners. Keep a tally in comments, please. Every new picture you take or new place you share, come back and report what it was, plus the # of entries you earned. Then on the last day of the contest, you will need to add them up and leave a final comment. Obviously, this contest requires some effort and follow-up, but the prizes are worth it.

I hope we can get the word out about Mortal Danger. Now go out there and find those infinity symbols.

No purchase necessary, void where prohibited, limitations may apply, all the usual disclaimers.

Posted in announcements, books, contest, extra extra, super fat loot, YA

39 Responses to The Big Mortal Danger Contest

  1. Lina G says:

    Yay! I’m so excited about this Scavenger hunt. Just made my first tweet with an infinity symbol and the #MortalDanger hash tag:
    https://mobile.twitter.com/FromtheVerge/status/485215451237339136

    “Which symbol appears both in @MsAnnAguirre’s upcoming book #MortalDanger & a Tarot deck? See: http://t.co/YmCMarNA1J http://t.co/9ZAY3W6D6C

    Tweet +2

  2. Chelle Pike says:

    So excited about this contest and the cover looks amazing. Just posted my first infinity tweet. Not sure how to add link. @chelleswrite I <3 the infinity symbol too. I tweeted a picture of the ring hubby gave me for Christmas a few years ago.

  3. Christy says:

    My Infinity tweetCheck out https://twitter.com/c_bookaddiction/status/486977494000885760. It’s my infinity tattoo. My husband and I got them on our ring fingers a few years ago for our anniversary :)

    I’ll definitely be on the lookout for more!

  4. I made a blog post today talking about the contest and the book, here is the link:

    http://writingfromtheverge.blogspot.com/2014/07/mortal-danger-infinity-symbol-scavenger.html

    Blog post: +3

  5. Olivia Campbell says:

    First entry! Infinity symbol artwork

    +2

    https://twitter.com/Plivosaurus/status/488406074295582720

  6. Lina G says:

    I tweeted about a symbol I saw on a party today:

    “While keeping my eyes open for the #MortalDanger hunt (ow.ly/i/6dzEZ) I saw this on a serpentine today.”

    https://mobile.twitter.com/FromtheVerge/status/488514862759571456

    Tweet: +2

  7. Olivia Campbell says:

    Just pre-ordered Mortal Danger on Amazon. Very excited!

    +5

  8. Olivia Campbell says:

    Recreated the Mortal Danger cover in cake form today!

    https://twitter.com/Plivosaurus/status/489519039245336577

    Not sure what this counts under for scoring!! :D

  9. Darith L. says:

    * I tweeted a pic of an infinity symbol with #MortalDanger [+2]

    https://twitter.com/bookbrews/status/490015904353112065

  10. This is awesome! Thank you so much, Ann – I’m excited!! Here is my first entry thingy:

    +2 tweet about a finding of an infinity symbol: https://twitter.com/Alyssa_Susanna/status/490287355564003329

    :)

  11. Reneth says:

    This is my second entry: https://twitter.com/renethssance

    +2
    TOTAL: 4 points

    yay! :)

    xx

  12. Facebook post: (+2)
    https://www.facebook.com/zairah.divino/posts/834457933254295

    Blog: (+3)
    http://diaryofabookenthusiast.blogspot.com/2014/07/infinity-scavenger-hunt-big-mortal.html

    Extra entries:
    Our community paper published the cover and some details of the Mortal Danger in the last week’s issue upon my request. I don’t know how many entries that will earn me–or if that will even earn me some. The pictures are included in the bottom of my blog post (http://diaryofabookenthusiast.blogspot.com/2014/07/infinity-scavenger-hunt-big-mortal.html)

    that is all for now. I hop I get entries for the last one! *fingers (and toes) crossed* ^_^

  13. Create your own infinity symbol art +2 = http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-D2n456Vn1To/U9N4Tz9rhWI/AAAAAAAABKo/RkvO_gFJtDs/s1600/Snapshot_20147261507.jpg

    Tweet your pic of an infinity symbol with #MortalDanger +2 = pic.twitter.com/lJcJmOUS4C

    Facebook wall post +2 = https://www.facebook.com/thebookishbookkeeper/photos/a.239386179606049.1073741828.226941604183840/245190342358966/?type=1

    Blog about Mortal Danger & the Infinity Symbol Scavenger Hunt +3 = Mortal Danger & the Infinity Symbol Scavenger Hunt

    A total of 9 entries! hope it counts!!! <3

  14. Alexandra says:

    Here’s a link to my tweet/Instagram picture of an infinity sign on the scriptiness of my tattoo. +2 for me https://twitter.com/SleepsOnTables/status/490585163982569472

    Alexandra
    @SleepsOnTables

  15. I tweeted a picture of the matching infinity sign tattoos my husband and I got a little over a year ago :)

    https://twitter.com/McLexxie/status/493075692956172288

  16. Olivia Campbell says:

    Created my own infinity symbol art with fire on YouTube:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPtLvyur6EU&feature=youtu.be
    +2

    Posted on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/Plivosaurus/status/493360272690937857
    +2

  17. Created my own infinity symbol (I had some help from my friend JM Bernardo): (+2)
    https://twitter.com/donyapotpot/status/494336352201080832

  18. Tally:
    Facebook post (+2): https://www.facebook.com/zairah.divino/posts/834457933254295

    tweet of random Infinity Symbol (+2): https://twitter.com/donyapotpot/status/494878998627753994

    created my own fan art (+2): https://twitter.com/donyapotpot/status/494336352201080832

    Blogged about the contest (+3):
    http://diaryofabookenthusiast.blogspot.com/2014/07/infinity-scavenger-hunt-big-mortal.html

    Creative Idea (I don’t know how many entries I got for it, if any):
    http://diaryofabookenthusiast.blogspot.com/2014/07/infinity-scavenger-hunt-big-mortal.html
    (at the bottom of the post: photos of our community paper where they have agreed to publish some details about Mortal Danger upon my request)

    Total (excluding the creative idea): 9 points

  19. Olivia Campbell says:

    My final score is 13

    Thank you for running this competition. I really enjoyed taking part and will feel strange not trying to think up new ideas!

    Olivia
    xxx

  20. Lina G says:

    I forgot to add my Facebook post promoting my blog entry from July 11:
    https://www.facebook.com/gomezlina/posts/10152529950298794

    Facebook: +2

  21. Lina G says:

    Lastly, here is my last tweet of the Infinity Symbol I made using the book cover:
    https://mobile.twitter.com/FromtheVerge/status/494983346976727040

    Create your own symbol: +2

  22. Lina G says:

    Thank you for running this contest, it was pretty fun and git me creative. I tried planting my own symbol but it didn’t turn out as I expected (will add the final picture in my blog post).

    Everyone’s entries were super fun to check! I loved Olivia Campbell’s cake… Mhhh cake! So pretty!!!

    Anyways, I wish Mortal Danger is a success!!

    Final tally: 11 points.

    Scored like this:
    Twitter posts of symbols found: +4
    Blog post: +3
    Facebook: +2
    Create your symbol: +2

  23. MightaZerie says:

    Thank you so much for running this generous and fun contest Miss Anne!! Congrats for the publication of Mortal Danger. Here’s my tally of points btw (bc i forgot lol)
    Created an infinty symbol = 2
    Tweeted a pic = 2
    Fb post (2) = 4
    Blog post = 3 (thebookishbookkeeper.blogspot.com/2014/07/mortal-danger-infinity-symbol-scavenger.html?m=1) Hope you check the post and good luck to everyone!! <3

  24. MightaZerie says:

    thebookishbookkeeper.blogspot.com/2014/07/mortal-danger-infinity-symbol-scavenger.html?m=1 here’s the link of my blog post <3 (i can't link it in my 2 comments idk why)

  25. http://thebookishbookkeeper.blogspot.com/2014/07/mortal-danger-infinity-symbol-scavenger.html One last time trying to post the link to the blogpost here’s the right link. Thank you Miss Anne. Hope you check my #MortalDanger post!

  26. Total would be 11 entries in all for me. Also I pre-ordered #mortaldanger. I’m reading it now. :) Hope it still counts as an entry.

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