August 10th, 2011


The polls are open and the Tourney is on! Vote for Jace and this is why:

This is where you vote! Simply scroll down the post, find the voting box, and vote. Simple. One vote per computer.

And this is why you should vote for Jace! Cause I've got a lotta stuff and I want to give it away to you. :)

Thanks to all of you, Jace won his semifinal round in the YA Crush Tourney against that devious ice price, Ash! And as a celebratory prize I posted the Jace POV Manor House scene from City of Glass.

Today Jace is up against sexy Scot Zachary Moore from the excellent Shift and Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready. If you haven't read the books, I recommend them, and Jeri — who I met briefly at Romantic Times — is a doll. So if you gotta go Team Kilt, I understand. But since this is the last round of the Tourney, which means whoever wins the round wins the entire contest, it's time to pull out the big guns.

1) TMI fans, I want you out spreading the word! Link to the Tourney on Twitter any time after 8am tomorrow (use the #teamjace hashtag ) on Facebook, on your blog, on Tumblr — anywhere! Go here and leave a link to your post and you'll be entered into a contest to win all sorts of awesome things like a set of personalized books, TMI jewelry, signed posters, chapter samplers for upcoming books, and other coolness. Yes, you can post an entry more than once if you posted more than one link, but keep the entries separate.

2) So I took a poll (a short one) and here's the special content that won. It's what I'll post if Jace wins.

a) The unedited version of the Dirty Sexy Club scene (a Jace and, well, guess who but it starts with C, scene from City of Lost Souls) . . . before I toned it down.

I will also throw in the second runner up:

b) A substantial teaser of a *spicy* scene from CP. Tessa & ..someone. ;) Because why should ID be left out?

Bonus: If Jace wins by more than a thousand votes, I'll post one of Magnus&Alec's romantic scenes from CoLS. ;)

3) And finally, if Jace wins, I'll donate $500 dollars to Reading Is Fundamental, the same charity that the Mortal Instruments jewelry store supports.

So you want to read Clockwork Prince? YA Tourney: Team Jace: The Big Guns edition!

Whoa! So the "YA" Crush Tourney" is still going on" and Jace has 13,090 votes which is insane. I don't know how to thank you all for voting for him.

The clock is ticking down on the contest — we've got ten more hours to go and the overnight hours are always the toughest! So to keep people going during the night (and the day in Australia and NZ - shoutout to Down Under cause I'm counting on you!) I want you to vote and then post about the contest, with a note that you voted, somewhere — twitter, facebook, tumblr, I don't care — between 8 pm and 8am Central Standard Time! As long as you can link to it. Because once you do it, I'd like you to come back here and drop a link to your post into the comments. Anonymous, with an ID, it doesn't matter — as long as the link works, is time-stamped, and you tell me you voted (that part is an honor system cos I can't check) I'll enter you into a giveaway to win an ARC of Clockwork Prince. *

The ARCs should be out in 3 weeks or so, and they are making only a limited amount — maybe a hundred — and this is the last time I'll have ARCs for a book, so this is a collector's item. :) All you have to do is

1) vote for Jace
2) post somewheres during *my* overnight about the contest in a manner you can link to and that is time-stamped between 8pm and 8am American Central Standard Time) (11am to 10 Aussie time, etc, I'll figure it out)about the contest, link to it, and ask people to vote for Jace
3) post the link here — if you post anonymously, give me some handle by which I can identify you in case you win, even if it's Goldidoodle Thisteldean
4) Profit! Well, more like "Maybe win an ARC and be one of the few people in the world who get to read this book early!"

Cool, right? Now go spread the news. And the link.

*Contest open to anyone in the world who cares to post between 8pm and 8am central