Zoe Winters’ Easter Egg Hunt! BIG PRIZES!
The grand prize is a Kindle Fire. I’m telling you that up front so you will read this post, carefully.
I am holding an Easter egg hunt all this week, through Easter Sunday, ending at Midnight Eastern Time April 8th. (OR ACTUALLY TO BE MORE FAIR: Books for the hunt will be on sale through April 8th but I will give readers through midnight April 15th to get their list of Easter Eggs to me. That way I give you a week to get the books on sale if you don’t already have them as reference materials, but you have 2 weeks to actually read/find the eggs.)
What is an Easter Egg? In the literary world, an Easter Egg is a reference back to something else from one book to another. If you ever watched Buffy The Vampire Slayer they did that a lot. Like… in season seven they still had inside jokes about things that happened in episodes of season 1.
Easter Eggs are generally kind of obscure little things that are only going to be “caught” by those who have read the other books.
If you’re a fan of the Preternaturals series, then… you have a slight edge, but… if you’ve only read a few of the books or none of them, don’t worry, you still have a chance! I’m going to make entry into the contest easy. If you don’t already have the books, for this week only, for the contest, the following “reference materials” for the Easter Egg hunt will be 99 cents each. (This makes it possible to fully engage for $4.) I want to make entry into this contest as easy/affordable for anyone who isn’t already a fan as possible, because obviously I want more fans/readers!
The books included:
Cat Fight (short story):
Dark Mercy: (novella)
Blood Lust: (collection of three novellas)
Save My Soul (novel)
IDEAL READING ORDER:
Save My Soul
NOTE: Blood Lust is a compilation of three novellas Kept, Claimed, and Mated. So Easter eggs are in each of the novellas. i.e. if some small mention of something happens in Claimed referencing back to Kept that only someone who had read Kept would “get”. Sometimes eggs reference “forward” in time. One example is… there is an easter egg in Mated that mentions something briefly that is later mentioned in Save My Soul.
RULES AND PRIZES: Everybody who participates and turns in at least one easter egg to me will be entered to win a signed print copy of The Catalyst OR a signed print copy of another book of mine OR a $15 gift certificate to Amazon. (Reader’s choice)
You can email me your list of found easter eggs and which books you found them in @ email@example.com or use the above contact form linked at the top of this page.
Everyone who Tweets/Facebooks the contest link (this post), or who blogs about the contest will get an extra entry in the above drawing.
There will be 10 winners in this category!
GRAND PRIZE: Whoever finds the most easter eggs will win a Kindle Fire. If multiple people find the same top number of Easter eggs, those people will be entered into a drawing and the winner will get a Kindle Fire.
While there are other ways besides hunting to enter for the smaller prizes, the grand prize is only open to highest egg finders.
So… what are you waiting for… HUNT!
1. Deadline for acquiring the hunt books on sale: Midnight April 8th.
2. Deadline for turning in Easter Eggs: Midnight April 15th.
3. Winners announced on: April 18th.