Monday, November 11, 2013

Cover Reveal Thanks...And Drawing!

I'm constantly amazed by how supportive and positive the blogging community is. This was my first promotion ever, and the results far exceeded my expectations. When I posted the sign up form for my cover reveal, I was hoping for maybe 20 bloggers to help me out.

I had over 60 sign up. And another 7 emailed me directly wanting to participate and post Dragonfly Warrior's cover on their sites. Amazing. And the response on all the blogs blew me away. You all have such wonderful readers.

Once again, a big humongous "thank you" to all who helped me out.

So now the fun part!

I was originally going to use Rafflecopter to do the drawing for the steampunk bookmark, but I decided to go 'Old School' and draw names out of my steampunk hat.

Here's the steampunk hat and goggles...



And it's full of bloggers' names. 71 to be exact!


My 9 year old daughter is mixing them up good. Really good. And finally she picks one slip of paper.


And the winner is...(drum roll please)









CONGRATS TO PK HREZO!!! You're the winner of a brand new steampunk beaded bookmark!!! (I hope you're understanding of my little girl's mispronouncing your name after she pulled it).



Thanks again, everyone, and I plan on doing this again in December for the book launch on January 6, 2014. The prize for that sign up is SPECTACULAR, and it will a lot of fun. I hope you'll all be a part of that too.

42 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Good for PK! She will be thrilled. Will be happy to help you in January. Are you doing a blog tour? You always have a place before the Ninja Army.

Jay Noel said...

Alex: Thanks so much! I appreciate it.

Pat Dilloway said...

Just as well I didn't win it since I don't read paper books hardly ever, lol.

Jay Noel said...

Pat: I don't know why, but I'm going through a physical book love affair right now. Although I pick up my Kindle or Nook at least once a day.

Pk Hrezo said...

Yay!!! Lady Luck was on my side, Thanks to your daughter. She is too cute! And tell her I was really hoping to win it. :D can't wait to see it!
And we have such an awesome blogging community. So glad your reveal was a success. You totally deserve it!

Jay Noel said...

PK: Its destiny! And I'll be sending you the bookmark ASAP! Thanks again.

Carol Kilgore said...

Congrats to PK! I'm going to be on blog break in December, but I know you'll have an equally fantastic turnout. Many good wishes to you on your book!

ilima said...

Congrats PK!

David P. King said...

No problem, Jay! Me thinks your book is going to have an awesome debut! :)

Jay Noel said...

Carol: December is going to be crazy - my posts are sure to be super short!

Ilima: Thanks for helping me out!

David: I hope so. My plan is to have as much fun as I can and not sweat it.

DEZMOND said...

what a convenient hat for picking out the winners :)

M. J. Joachim said...

Woohoo! Congrats to PK! Love the way you let your daughter help out too:)

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

Your steampunk Japanese fusion is the best book I've read this year, Jay. So awesome.

Jay Noel said...

Dez: It's my favorite hat!

M.J. We had fun doing it. Sometimes, you just gotta do stuff the old fashioned way.

Michael: I'm speechless. I think I just threw my back out doing a happy dance.

Sherry Ellis said...

Yay for PK Hezro! I like the hat!

Andrew Leon said...

One can never have too many bookmarks.

Robin said...

That was so much more fun than Rafflecopter!!! Your daughter is a cutie. Congrats PK!!!

mooderino said...

Congrats to Pk. Cool prize.

Jay Noel said...

Sherry: I'll have to pose for a pic in my steampunk hat and goggles!

Andrew: My kids keep stealing mine.

Robin: Thanks so much. The goggles and hat make her head look small, but she's pretty tiny even for her age.

Moody: I appreciate your help too!

Dana said...

Congrats to PK! Love the pics. ☺

Nicki Elson said...

Hooray for PK!! That is one coolio bookmark.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Congratulations PK! You have a very cute little girl Jay.

Jay Noel said...

Dana: It was a lot of fun!

Nicki: I can't find anymore bookmarks like that either. I was hoping to get a couple more.

Maurice: Thanks! I think she's knows she's a cutie too, which is not always a good thing.

M Pax said...

My Husband Unit is currently into making steampunk things. Congrats on the reveal! Can't wait for the book is published part.

Jay Noel said...

Mary: Really??? You gotta show me what he's making!

Morgan said...

Jay, I'm sooooooooo proud of you!!!! And so very excited about your book. I've loved seeing the cover everywhere! :)

Jay Noel said...

Morgan: I was overwhelmed at the response for my cover reveal. Just incredible.

Rusty Webb said...

What a great prize for folks helping you out! I agree with you regarding paper book love affairs, I've gotten away from ereading over the past year. It just feels too ephemeral to me.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Congrats to Pk!! And I agree, the writing/blogging community is awesome

Mark Noce said...

I've been following your new book with enthusiasm (and added it on Goodsreads). If you need another blog post on it, my blog is open to you:)

Cherie Reich said...

Congrats to PK!

River Fairchild said...

Congrats to PK and I'd love to offer my blog to help out with the book launch, Jay! Sign me up. :)

Crystal Collier said...

Yay for Pk! You know, I had the exact same response. It's mind boggling, isn't it? And so incredibly heart warming.

Tammy Theriault said...

Pk rocks!!! It was a blast Jay!!

The Desert Rocks said...

She looks so cute in those goggles. You looked good too but she's super cute.

Kimberly said...

Congrats! I've seen your book cover and it's so awesome! Can't wait till it's released!

Julie Dao said...

Congrats to PK for winning the bookmark!!! And ditto what others have said... if you're looking for more blog tour stops, you're always welcome at mine!

Michelle Wallace said...

Congrats to PK!
This was an education for me. I learned the meaning of steampunk!

Trisha F said...

Congrats on your win, PK! And major congrats to you Jay for your cover reveal success. I love this community :)

Mr. Shife said...

Awesome news Jay. Glad you got a lot of support and help with your book. You are a good guy and it's a pleasure helping out someone like you. Plus you're a Cardinals fan. Have a great weekend.

Milo James Fowler said...

Enjoyed seeing your cover all over the place, Jay. It's been a long time coming. And congratulations to PK!

Jay Noel said...

Thanks everybody!!!

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