Dia Reeves, and the big giveaway!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Well, look at that! It's December first!

This mostly means pain and suffering to me, of course: short lengths of daylight, lots of cold, shoveling to do, ages till the thaw. But it also means it's time to start the Tenners tour of the Exile!

So, without further ado, here's the first guest post, from the wonderful, funny, and talented Dia Reeves, author of Bleeding Violet, which you can pre-order from this page! Remember: the topic is "fish out of water," keeping in the spirit of the Exile. (Stay tuned after the post for some more info about the signed ARC giveaway!)

I can't really think of any fish-out-of-water stories, Steve. I'm always at home wherever I go. You know, as long as people aren't looking at me. The only things I can think of that might even be remotely fishy is, sometimes at parties people insist that I get up and dance because of that old chestnut about how all black people are great dancers. Heh. Well, usually after about ten seconds of watching me strut my stuff, I get asked to sit back down.

Or like this other time when I went trick-or-treating in college and I was so old that no one would give me the good candy--just candy corn and those nasty brown things that taste like root beer. And, like, a toothbrush I think.

And this other time, my mom and I went to the movies to watch one of the sequels to Children of the Corn (can't remember which one) and we laughed the whole way through it, especially at the parts that were making other people scream. Only three movies scare me--The Exorcist, The Return of the Living Dead, and Evil Dead. Everything else is stupid.

So that's all I got. I think my way of being different is largely internal and would require a weird-girl brain scanner or something like that to pick me out of a crowd. Otherwise I just blend in.
Thanks, Dia.

Now, as promised, more info on the giveaway. The contest* will officially begin right now, with this post. To enter, simply comment below. If you Twitter or blog link to this post, I'll give you an extra entry, just make sure to let me know. And on future Tenner posts, there will be more opportunities to enter. As a reminder, the prize is an ARC of The Absolute Value of -1, signed by every Tenner featured on the Exile (so far, that means me and Dia, but many more will follow). I'll also add other fun gifties down the road, so stay tuned.

*US and Canada residents only (sorry, Roo). Please do not enter if you are under 13.


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Heidi R. Kling said...

Great post!
Except I disagree about the worthiness of candy corn. YUM. :)

December 1, 2009 at 10:49 AM
Tina Lee said...

Fun. Looking forward to words from all the tenners. Wouldn't mind a signed copy of your book either. Consider me entered.

December 1, 2009 at 2:25 PM
Dani. said...

*Jumps up and down*
Me, me, me! I want to read TABO-1 superdy duper badly! It looks soooo good :]

December 1, 2009 at 5:35 PM
Dani. said...

+1: Tweeted:]


December 1, 2009 at 5:37 PM
Anonymous said...

Hey, the CHILDREN OF THE CORN movies are hilarious! Every damned one of them! Tweeted, by the way, or maybe I should say retweeted, at http://twitter.com/Mike_Jung/status/6251461991

Mike Jung

December 1, 2009 at 5:49 PM
Tegan said...

http://beautyxinsainty.livejournal.com/ (SideBar)

Cant wait this book look great!

2010is going to be an awsome year for ya lit

December 1, 2009 at 6:11 PM

Enter me! :) I'd love to get my paws on Bleeding Violet! It sounds (and looks) great!!

I Tweeted! - http://twitter.com/robbiebear03/statuses/6252580077

Robyn (:

December 1, 2009 at 6:25 PM
Steve Brezenoff said...

Just so no one is confused, and there seems to be some confusion indeed, the prize in this contest is an ARC of THE ABSOLUTE VALUE OF -1, signed by myself, Dia, Jenn Hubbard, Heidi Kling, and other Tenners, NOT a copy of Bleeding Violet.

December 1, 2009 at 6:47 PM
Elie said...

I am so excited about all the great books coming out in 2010. Incredible.

Please enter me. yaya
Elie (Ellz Readz)

December 1, 2009 at 9:30 PM
DeenaML said...

I can't wait to read another Carolrhoda YA!

December 1, 2009 at 9:41 PM
Jenny N. said...

I'm not a big scary movie person so have not watched any of the movies that Dia named.

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Jullysay/status/6261899670


December 2, 2009 at 12:17 AM
Kurtis said...

Silence of the Lambs is scary.

But agreed that the CotC movies work as humor.

December 2, 2009 at 10:47 AM
theartgirl said...

Would love a signed book!


December 2, 2009 at 3:19 PM
Stacey said...

Great giveaway idea!!! a fun way to feature 10'ers!

December 3, 2009 at 7:03 PM

Fun fun giveaway for sure. Nice post from Dia.


December 3, 2009 at 10:12 PM
Raven said...

I would love to have a signed book. And Bleeding Violets sounds so amazing.

I tweeted about this contest:


Email: lyricalraven(at)yahoo(dot)com

December 4, 2009 at 3:20 PM
Kat O'Keeffe said...

Please enter me!

There are so many great books coming out in 2010!


December 4, 2009 at 3:59 PM
Emily C. said...

Sounds like a great read!


December 4, 2009 at 8:16 PM
van_pham said...

Bleeding Violet sounds great, would love to win a copy! :)

van p.

December 5, 2009 at 2:05 PM
Justine said...

This is wonderful! I'd love to enter this contest :)



December 5, 2009 at 10:38 PM
Cait said...

I'm so excited for The Absolute Value of -1, I don't want to wait until next September! I'm excited for Bleeding Violet, too, of course - so many good-sounding books are coming out this year!

Please enter me =)
I tweeted: @thekams

December 6, 2009 at 7:27 PM

The first Children of the Corn movie scared the crap out of me especially since I live in a small farming area. But then it just went all downhill after that one, lol Great post!


January 11, 2010 at 4:49 PM
Shari said...

Books = yay. Please enter me!

shari579 [at] hotmail[dot]com

January 11, 2010 at 7:09 PM

Enter me please :)

foltzsfantasticbooks at gmail.com

January 11, 2010 at 10:16 PM
Larissa said...

Ooh! I LOVE contests! Enter me! :)

lchardesty at yahoo dot com

January 12, 2010 at 3:24 PM
Violet said...

I sort of like those little root beer candies, and IMO no one is ever too old to dress up for Halloween (or a Renaissance Faire, a gathering of Faeries, a Steampunk festival, a Regency tea, a ComicCon, or even just a random bit of Cosplay to make a mundane trip to the grocery store more interesting).

Thank you for hosting this fun contest! :)


January 12, 2010 at 6:11 PM
katie said...

I'm not one for scary movies so I haven't seen any of the ones that Dia mentioned. Also, how can you not like candy corn? It's amazing. =]

Thanks for the awesome contest. I would love to be entered to win a signed ARC of The Absolute Value Of -1.


January 14, 2010 at 5:52 PM
Kelly said...

Great post! Please enter me.
I tweeted: http://twitter.com/kghobbs/statuses/8479243736

January 31, 2010 at 8:38 PM
skyla11377 said...

Great Blog Post. I Would Love To Be Entered Into This Giveaway.

I Tweeted About This Giveaway.


February 19, 2010 at 2:27 PM